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Monday, 1 January 2018

2018 - Here's a Start

Before anything else, I want to greet you HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I’ve never been so excited to start a new year in my entire life. Thank you to everyone who took part in my 2017. It has been tough but hey, I’m here now and I survived so HOORAY! What about you? Did you have it rough last year as well? Is so; I am giving you the Survivor Award! You made it as well! I could tell you stories about my 2017 but I am typing this post quiet late and I want to publish it before the clock strikes midnight so, I’ll leave it for next time.

Right. So it’s New Year, but what else is going to change for you? I know there are others out there who hates the phrase ‘New Year, New Me’ and if you’re reading this and you’re one of them, you shouldn’t. Everyone has their own reasons why they want to change! I could go on an on about this but there’s no point because I made my own phrase which is ‘New Year, Better Me’. It’s still me but better, most especially in my ways of thinking and on my ways on how to handle my emotions. I’ve read a quote from Twitter from an unknown author, which says ‘Do not let your emotions overpower your intelligence’. I am not the most intellectual human being out there but my point is that sometimes I just make stupid actions because I didn’t know how to control my emotions.

So here, if you look at my archive the last time I made New Year’s Resolutions was in 2014. Here I am, making new ones after 4 years.

Here’s some on my list:

·      To always seek first the Kingdom of God
·      Do not let comparison steal your joy
·      Enjoy every moment
·      Collect moments, not things
·      Stop overthinking
·      Trust in God’s timing because many are going nowhere fast

On the other hand, as I was scrolling through my social media when an unexpected phone call showed up on my phone screen- it was Louigie, our soon Nurse to be friend. We talked for almost half hour. Then, she asked me about what I am going to do tonight so I told her that I am going to start writing again. I told her about how I only have one blog post last year and gosh, at least I had one. She recommended that I should write ‘things to do to survive when you’re away from your family’. However, since I’m still a newbie on my journey to independence, I’m afraid I cannot give you the proper advice yet. So here I am writing as a goal digger not clearly having any idea what to write except little snippets of my random thoughts.  

Anyway, to keep my blog going, I’ve been planning to do Saturday Pondering. If you’re a blog reader, some blogger actually do Sunday Currently where they write what they are doing every Sunday, including the music they listen to, etc. Well, I am going to try to make my own version. Saturday Pondering will be a day to reflect my previous week and a day to plan the new week that lies ahead. Let’s hope this is going to work out well!

I apologise if this post isn’t very coherent and if I am going on different tangents, I just didn’t plan on what to post today so it looks a total mess. Thanks for reading this anyway! HAVE A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!


Take care.
xoxo, 
Xyza ❤️ 

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

What I Learned From Not Wearing Makeup For A Month





Winter mornings are always the toughest and I always have a constant battle about whether I should skip lecture or not. I don't know about you but this semester has been tough for me especially because I have three 9:00am lectures/week.   Anyway, one day I decided that I should stop wearing make-up so I can have extra time with my bed. Ha! I'm pretty sure some of you can relate. That extra 5 minutes doesn't always go as planned.

If you are a makeup enthusiast like me and you go out without anything on your face, you'd know the real struggle. However, I suddenly got used to not wearing makeup for a week so I told myself to try it for another week. But then I was like "Why not make it a month instead?" So I challenged myself to do it.



Every morning I wake up always exhausted. What can I say?




So here's what happened to me  for the past month without makeup:

1) I didn't have to worry about spending my time to fleek my eyebrows 



2) Having the assurance that my boyfriend, family, and friends love me for who I am. I mean, they have witnessed my panda looks & sparse eyebrows everyday but they love me still.



3) Well, I lied. I actually used lip stain sometimes. But that was the beauty of it, a pat of stain here and there and I was good to go without looking totally dead.



4) I was able go to sleep without the problem of removing my makeup. Long days in uni are tough and removing makeup was out of the equation of exhaustion.



5) Watching makeup tutorials but not being able to practice it on my face was tough. Desi Perkins was out there blending her eyeshadows and I was on the other side of the screen thinking "slaaay gurl" but I couldn't slay it myself because of my own challenge.



6) I realised how much boxes of pizza I could've devoured if If I didn't spend it on a drawer full of makeup.



7) I was able to go around everywhere looking like a potato confidently.


8) I was able to get ready in less that 15 minutes but was still running late for class. 




9) Even though I was able to get ready quickly, I still didn't have time to eat breakfast.

10) Splashing my face with water and spritzing toner & applying moisturiser have been my only 3-step morning skincare routine. Quick & easy-peasy.


So there you have it!


xoxo,
Xyza

Thursday, 1 October 2015

BLOG RELAUNCH | Xyza Grafil

AAAAAAHHH! Hello, everyone! Today, I am relaunching my blog with a costumed domain name. I feel really excited about this. I've been working on my blog for the past few months and been trying to make it look pretty. I know I still have bits-and-pieces to fix but I'm going to launch it anyway because my blog is close from being done and today is the 1st day of the new month so, why not?

My blog will be 2 years old next month and I haven't even done a proper introduction about it. I don't even know if my other posts made any sense because I didn't proof read any of them.

So, this is it- WELCOME TO MY BLOG! This is mainly a personal blog with mixtures of fashion, beauty,  foods, DIYs and my other thoughts.

Stay tuned for my next post. I'm going to try to be as active as possible.

I hope you're all having a brilliant day and be sure to connect with me.


TAKE CARE 
xoxo,
Xyza 


Friday, 3 January 2014

♥ January Favourite Song ♥

Hey, hunnybunchkins! :) Today, I just want to share with you my favourite song at the moment. I heard this song just this week when I was listening to the Soundtrack  of the Disney movie 'Frozen' which is 'Let it Go' by Demi Lovato, which is also a very inspirational song.  

Anyways, my favourite song at the moment is Believe in Me by Demi Lovato. This song means a lot to me as I want to start believing in myself again. To be more confident, face life trials and to do my very best. Whoever you are, be a good one. Do what you want to do, don't listen to what other people say. Always believe in yourself because you only have one life and you have to make it right. Thanks to azlyrics for the lyrics :) If you haven't heard this song ad you want to listen to it, click this.

"Believe In Me"
 
 
[Verse 1]
I'm losing myself
Trying to compete
With everyone else
Instead of just being me
Don't know where to turn
I've been stuck in this routine
I need to change my ways
Instead of always being weak
 
[Chorus:]
I don't wanna be afraid
I wanna wake up feeling beautiful..today
And know that I'm okay
Cause everyone's perfect in unusual ways
So you see, I just wanna believe in me
 
La la la la la la la la
 
[Verse 2]
The mirror can lie
Doesn't show you what's inside
And it, it can tell you you're full of life
It's amazing what you can hide
Just by putting on a smile
 
[Chorus]
 
I'm quickly finding out
I'm not about to break down
Not today
I guess I always knew
That I had all the strength to make it through
 
[Chorus:]
Not gonna be afraid
I'm going to wake up feeling beautiful..today
And know that I'm okay
Cause everyone's perfect in unusual ways
So you see, now, now I believe in me
 

Now I believe in me 
 
 
Always remember that you are beautiful no what size you are. You are beautiful because you are unique in many ways whether it be your:
  • body shape
  • face shape
  • skin colour
  • eyes
  • nose
  • hair type
  • skin type
  • eyebrows
  • lips
  • music taste
  • fashion sense
  • ability and skills
  • talents
 I can name every part of the body that you might get insecure about. I have insecurities and flaws too, but we just have to accept it and love who we are. Don't let society drag you down. As what the song says 'EVERYONE IS PERFECT IN UNUSUAL WAYS'.
 
I care. I CARE. Godbless :*
 
 
 
 
Take care.
xoxo, Xyza

 
 
 
 
 
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