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Bye For Now

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Wow, the word to describe 2011…roller coaster ride. The beginning of this year saw me taking the biggest jump of my life so far…moving hundreds of kilometers away to the big city of Cape Town. I can easily say it’s the best decision I ever made. I’ve made new friends, broken out of my shell, learnt to live without parents, and had a blast along the way. This year has been filled with amazing concerts, outdoor festivals and many other late nights [or early mornings, whichever way you want to look at it]. This year also saw me starting this blog. Yeah it’s started off slow, but it’s something I’ve really enjoyed doing and I’m making it a promise to be more dedicated in 2012. Thank you to all of those who have given me feedback both good and constructive throughout the year. I wish all of you a wonderful holiday season.

Time for some R&R

Now it’s time to get away for a while. Recharge so I can hit 2012 with a bang. Got some big things planned for the next year. But for now, ciao rockstars.

xoxo

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How to Prevent a Hangover

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A lot of my friends have asked me why I seldom get hangovers. Obviously they’ve partied with me and realise it’s not because of my lack of drinking because trust me I can drink with the best of them. I tell people it’s a gift, but I’ll be honest, I’m not a ninja, there are a few rules I follow, and when I break them then I do suffer badly the next day. I’ve decided to be nice and share them with the world because let’s face it there’s not many things that feel worse than a hangover.

Firstly, know your limits! The rough rule is you able to drink a 10th of your weight. So if you 50kg thats 5 drinks, and 75kg, 7.5 drinks. Easy enough? This is because the reason you get hangovers is it’s the bodies way of clearing the alcohol toxins out your system. So the more alcohol you consume, the more intense the hangover. For me though, I don’t weigh that much and the small amount of drinks I’m allowed is just not cool so I’ve had to become a bit more creative.

Stick with one type of alcohol. If you don’t, you’ll end up with a Hangover Cocktail which is pretty much like a Molotov Cocktail to your body. Not fun! This becomes hard though when shots are involved, so I try to stick with one type of drink and one type of shot. A night of Tequila, Patron, Caramel Vodka and Jagerbombs will leave you wishing alcohol was never invented. Trust me, I know this from experience.

Get to know what drinks affect you. After a few chats with friends, I’ve realised these tend to differ from person to person. For me, white wine, brandy and cane are like Kryptonite, yet I can pretty much drink Vodka like juice. I know people who can’t touch Vodka though.

Next, stay hydrated! This is huge. I always make sure I have a glass of water between drinks. This is especially crucial at outdoor parties. This trick works like magic. I’ve done Ox Braai [a party in the Eastern Cape] two years now where that was my big rule and while all my friends were practically dying the next day, I was fine, and I had my fair share of alcohol! Also have a glass of water before you go to bed and if you feel it was a heavy night, throw in a Panado with that.

Some people say drink milk before partying [I’m a bit iffy on this one] and have a big meal. I tend to not agree so much. Definitely eat before but milk and a big meal, mixed with a night out tends to make me feel nauseous.

These are the tips I follow, and that work for me. I’ve only had about 4 hangovers in my life and I go out pretty much every weekend, so I pretty much swear by them…for me. Try them out. If they work for you, that’s awesome. If they don’t, I’m sorry. 😉

30 Day Love Cleanse

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From tomorrow, 27th September I’m going to embark on Mastin Kipp’s 30 Day Love Cleanse. The first thought I had when reading about this love cleanse was “WTF, no flirting for 30 days, are you mad?” But reading other peoples experiences, it started to make sense.

The rules for this “Love cleanse”. For the next 30 days there shall be:

1. No dating

2. No flirting

3. No kissing

4. No obsessing, ruminating, cyber stalking, and no mentally or physically engaging with anyone with whom you have a history of drama or are seeking to break free from.

5. Increasing physical activity.

6. Living healthy

7. Journal your experience, every morning and every night. It will give you an excellent point of reference at the end of your cleanse to go back and see how you grew and progressed and even healed throughout the process.

There’s a reason I need to do this. It’s not for anyone else. It’s for me. This morning I woke up at 4:00 am. While struggling to go back to sleep I couldn’t stop thinking about a guy that was a huge part of my life. Without going into details for 3 years we were on and off. We started off as friends, became best friends, it got too complicated and now…nothing. I need to stop thinking about him and everything involving him. I need to move on.

I’m not really sure how this “Love cleanse” will help, but even if it doesn’t, I feel it’s a journey I need to take. Right now I’m in a bit of a love rut. I really don’t want a relationship but then again I do. It’s weird. Can’t really explain. I don’t want to have to rely on a guy for validation, but I’ll be lying if I said a part of me doesn’t.

So wish me luck for the next 30 days and hold thumbs I don’t meet any hot guys during this time. 😉

My Favourite Fragrances

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A brief chat on Twitter with @KerriBee16 last night inspired me to write a blog post on my fav fragrances. I love perfumes and fragrances. You could call it a mild obsession. At the moment I only have a few.

I remember my gran having so many beautiful bottles of perfumes on her dressing table when I was younger. I used to love spraying myself with all the different scents. I think that’s where my obsession started. To this day, Angel by Thierry Mugler will always remind me of my grandmother. Just like my gran it oozes femininity and glamour. It’s always been a best seller and has also received the prestigious Fifi award. I’ve never owned Angel myself, but as I said my Gran did and so did my mom. My sister and I often used to wear some while growing up. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it.

The fragrance I wear daily is Tommy Girl by Tommy Hilfiger. I’ve been wearing it everyday since I was about 17. It was the first fragrance I bought for myself. It’s a refreshing, flowery fragrance. It’s a feminine scent which possesses a blend of a refreshing and energetic floral, with low notes of sandalwood and heather. It’s a great day-time perfume. It’s a scent you can keep in your handbag and use whenever.

Another one I love is Paris Hilton by Paris Hilton. It’s not something I probably would have been drawn to trying but I received it as a gift, and it fast became a favourite. It’s definitely the fragrance I’ve received the most compliments on when wearing. It has top notes of passion fruit, orange, peach granita, and champagne mimosa. With middle notes consisting of star jasmine, tiare flower, ylang-ylang, honeysuckle, dewberry blossom, and grenadine. Then base notes of violet leaf, vetiver, tonka, and blonde woods. It has an amazing smell, and I’d definitely buy it myself.

This is my newest perfume, Lady Million by Paco Rabanne. I got it for my birthday…and I love it! It’s more “grown up” than Tommy Girl and Paris Hilton. Much more sexy and sultry.  Top notes of bitter orange, raspberry, neroli and orange blossom are followed by a heart of bewitching arabian jasmine and gardenia. The base notes of patchouli, honey and amber complete this tantalizing composition. It’s quite expensive but it makes you smell like a million dollars.

So those are 4 of my favourites. There’s tons of others that I adore. I asked all the girls on Twitter what their fav’s were and got some noteworthy answers.  A lot of ladies love the DKNY range. I’ve never actually tried them personally but I would like too. Cool Water by Davidoff was another firm favourite, again never tried it. The Paco Rabanne range was very popular as well. Huge Paco Rabanne fan myself. Judging by all the diverse choices I’ve got a lot of trying out to do next time I’m at Red Square. 😉

 

 

 

Sometimes you just need to let go.

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Everyone always says if you want something bad don’t give up. But is there a time to let go. To move on. To be wise enough to know it just isn’t meant to be.

Sometimes we need to let go. Not just for our sake but for the other persons as well. Letting go isn’t for the faint hearted. It’s the hardest thing to do sometimes. I’m not even sure how you really do it. But sometimes it needs to be done. It free’s us to find that person who will love us back just as we love them.

Technology doesn’t have to hinder our relationships

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We live in the Age of Technology. There is no doubt about it. Just about everyone has some sort of smartphone. All of us have some form of computer access. iPads and the like are popular. We can do just about anything online. But how has this affected our relationships? How has this affected dating and finding love?

Gone are the days of a guy asking you for your number. Remember the days you spoke on your home phone to a boy you liked. Running to the home phone every time it rang just incase it was him. Now you give a guy your cell number and get a whatsapp message asking for your BBM pin where after awhile you become Facebook friends. Now not only are we worried about when to message him or what to message him but also which medium is the most appropriate.

Social Networking can be positive though. It allows you to make contact with past friends and now you have the potential to rekindle friendships. Twitter is a great way to meet like minded people and make friends. It’s also fun AND informative. I’m definitely more clued up in whats happening in the world since joining. Guys don’t like dumb girls, being informed about things is actually a turn on for both sexes.

So you have facebook and/or twitter. What happens when the opposite sex starts flirting. It could start with @ messages to DM’s, move on to BBM, now what? Do you meet up? Do you remain online friends? It’s a pretty tricky grey area. I’ve met some people I’ve made friends with on Twitter, most of them are great. I’ve made one or two close friends even. But there is always that risk that a person is completely different in real life than online. Or you may just not “click”. Then there’s the OMG YOUR PROFILE PICTURE IS SO PHOTOSHOPPED situation. Luckily haven’t experienced that one yet *knocks on wood*.

I think there 3 rules to remember when meeting online friends.

1. Be safe. Always meet in a public place. Maybe do some background research. [P.S Facebook stalking is SO allowed. It’s not our fault they made there FB profile public]. I personally only meet ones that I know have friends in common. That way I know they not psycho killers.

2. If you meeting someone of the opposite sex who you may have a crush on, don’t go expecting much. Rather expect nothing and be pleasantly surprised. He might have totally different expectations. You might be thinking possible relationship and him possible friendship and visa versa. Keep it casual. Have fun. Just go with the flow.

3. Be yourself. Be real. Online and offline. You’d be disappointed and ticked off if a guy posted a pic of a ripped model with a six pack and he really was a scrawny ginger, so don’t post a picture of an FHM model if you not. Don’t pretend you the worlds biggest Manchester United supporter because that’s his team and you don’t even know who Wayne Rooney is.

In this day and age I think it’s only normal to be open to this new thing of meeting people online. I started off very against it but I’m so glad  I decided to be open minded because like I said I’ve met some awesome people and formed some amazing friendship. So if you haven’t yet, step out of your comfort zone and get out there and make friends.