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

 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

♥ New Year, New Beginnings + 2014 Memory Jar ♥

Hello, lovelies! Sorry, I haven't posted for a while. It's because I was busy preparing for our mock exams, then came Christmas and New Year. So, I was pretty busy. I also got ill during the Christmas break and now that we are about to go back to school, I'm feeling unwell again :P

NEW YEAR is a time to start afresh, to forget the past and move on. If you had an awful 2013, well this is you chance to make it better. It is also good to start the Year with hope, courage, and optimism. Know that God will always be there for you to help you and as Jeremiah 29:11 says, 'For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future'. So surrender your life to God, because he will make a way when there seems to be no way! If you had amazing year last year, then keep doing what you have been doing and try and find simple ways to make it better, or make it the best! It's the Year of the Horse, so we better kick some ass and do our very best!

As what everyone says, 2014 is your new 365 paged book. So make a good one! Create memories, share your time with your loved ones and live life to the fullest!

Anyways, I don't have any beauty post today, but just my New Year's Resolution. I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and I wish you a magnanimous New Year! :) I'm making my list short, and I might add something along the year.

  1. Be more positive.
  2. Believe in myself. (I suggest you to listen to the song Believe in Me by Demi Lovato.)
  3. Start drawing again.
  4. Let myself know that I am more than enough.
  5. Be more faithful.
  6. Do things that are out of my comfort zone.
  7. Study more so I can achieve my full academic potential.
  8. Make myself stronger.

That is all I can think of for now. What's your New Year's resolution? Are any of them same as mine?  Comment down below :)

I also made my 2014 memory jar. If you don't know what this is, basically, you write the good things, even the smallest one that happen to you on little pieces of paper.
I saw a Facebook post about this and I thought it was a good idea. I was actually going to make one last year but I wasn't as keen in doing it. However, I decided  to definitely make one this year.
In this jar, you can include memories such as:
  • surprise gifts
  • accomplished goals
  • the beauty of nature
  • the "LOL" moments
  • daily blessings
  • and memories that are worth saving
At the end of the Year 2014, you can then open it and see the amazing and wonderful things that happened to you in 2014. I decided to put butterfly in mine because for me, butterfly symbolises hope.




If you are facing difficulties right now, remember that sometimes that hard mountain that you're climbing is just a grain of sand :)




Take care.

xoxo, Xyza

♥ Christmas Photos ♥

This is a very late post. But, hey, better late than never :P
 
I didn't take food photos of the food except the cake because I was lazy. I didn't even put make up on because we just celebrated it at home with my cousins and some of my Dad's friends. We called it Noche Buena where we had to eat at 12 midnight. I believe Jesus is the reason for Christmas :) Enjoy some of the photos.
 
 
From the left: Andy (Dad's friend's son)  Dad, Me, Mum, brother.

From Left: Baby Sebastian (Dad's friend's son), Dad, Bro, Me.




Auntie Elvie and I :)

From Left: Auntie Elvie, Me, Ate Bona, Mama

My cousin Vhem John and I :)

Mama and I :)


My cousin Reyn and I :)

 
 
 
Take care.
xoxo, Xyza

 

Friday, 6 December 2013

♥ Red ♥

Hello, beautiful ladies! :) Red symbolises fierce or anger but for me, red also symbolises Christmas! Ohh, it's the most wonderful time of the year :)  I don't know what to post so I decided to put-on make up, do my nails and take photos. This is just a simple eye-makeup look and shocked by red lipstick.  I was inspired to do this because we just put up our Christmas tree and I feel Christmassy so I decided to do this and I think this look is perfect with black dress :)

 
I used Next Cashmere Eyeshadow Palette and the Smokey Eyeshadow Palette by H&M. For eyebrows, I used the matte dark brown colour from H&M 36x palette and Avon Superextend Extreme Mascara in the shade black.
 
 
 
 
For my lips, I decided to Line it with MUA Lip liner and Avon lipstick.
 I know, I don't have the longest nose but, hey, at least I have a nose and I am thankful for it because with it I am able to breathe.
 
 
For my nails, I also decided to paint it red. I used Avon and Deborah Lippmann. I forgot to take a photo of it but I might do a nail tutorial so you might see it :) Comment down below if you want me to do one.
 

 
And then, the overall look. Hashtag selfie. I'm just actually wearing a pink vest :p Below are some of the products that I used in this look.
 

 
 Maxfactor Powder in the shade Nouveau Beige.
 

Avon Lipstick and Eye primer.
 


Avon Eye liner in the shade Pitch black and MUA lip liner in the shade Red Drama.
 

 
Thanks for visiting my blog and reading this. Please comment down below if you want to see a nail tutorial or if you want to see OOTD. Have a lovely weekend :)
 
 
 
 
Take care.
xoxo, Xyza 

 
 

Thursday, 28 November 2013

♥ Summer 2013 #tbt ♥

 
Hi, Angels! I had a crappy day at school yesterday and today so I decided to look at some photos from summer. I love taking photos so much so I decided I will upload them here. I know winter is coming but hopefully you'll feel warm seeing these photos. (That sounds weird) Haha!
 
Anyways, I live like 5 minutes away from the beach  (Ballyholme Beach) and this is what it looks like.
  

Then, here's a stolen shot of a lady walking her dog.
 
 
Then, meet my friends and I :) Unfortunately, my bestfriend wasn't there on out beach day because she was on a holiday in Turkey. So these are just my lovely group of friends that I hang out with! :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And of course, a typical teenager photo :p
 
 
 
 
As you can see, this day was taken on a lovely sunny day. The children were very happy playing with the sands, lovers looked so romantic walking on the beach with holding hands and teenagers enjoyed listening to their music while watching others play. The beach was beautiful and the blue sky reflected on water which makes it very alluring to the eyes.
 
Every summer has a story and my summer 2013 was wonderful. I can't wait to face another year and create another summer memory.  2013 will fly by and booom!! you'll say hello to Summer 2014. But before that, we need to think about Christmas, New Year, Valentines Day, Easter, and then Summer. Ahhh. Can't wait! :p
 
I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER!
 
WINTER IS COMING.
 
 
 
 
 
Take care.
xoxo, Xyza 
 
 

 

 
 

Saturday, 9 November 2013

♥ Mini Haul ♥

So, yesterday I went to Superdrug to buy the Rimmel Translucent Powder because I've heard good reviews about it and it's Tanya Burr's favourite powder. And guess, what? I ended up picking other items, so I thought I'd share it with you guys! :) These are all drugstore products.



 

The first thing I picked up was the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. This is in the shade 001 Translucent. This is only £3.99!

 
 
 
I never use face primer because I don't usually wear make-up but I  picked up the Rimmel Fix and Perfect Pro Primer anyways. I haven't tried this one yet but I'm excited as it says 5 in 1 results. It's 30 ml so it's like the same amount of the normal foundation bottles.
 
 
 
I ran out of blusher so I picked one and it is the L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Blush. I got really excited when I saw this coz I've never seen any BB Blush before. Haha! It is 15 ml and it's in the shade Universal Rosy Blush. This is only £7.99.
 
 
I really want to have a mascara collection! If there's only one makeup I could wear, it would be mascara. However, I don't really use it often as I couldn't be bothered taking them off. Lazy me! Anyways, I picked up one and it's Maybelline the Colossal Volume Express Cat Eyes Mascara. I've tried this on already and I absolutely love it! This one is only £6.99 and it's 9.5 ml. I actually forgot to include this in the first photo because I separated it with my other mascaras.
 
 
 
 
 
The brush is really cool. It makes your lashes longer and fuller and it flares out the corner lashes.
 
 
Last time I went shopping, I saw the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge but didn't but it because I don't usually use sponge. But, I got it yesterday and can't wait to try it. It's only £4.99 which is cheap compared to the Models Own one.
 
 
It's an oval with a cut out at the top so I would say it's an oval wedge. Haha! I know it's not a word but I'm not good in describing things.
 
 
Being fascinated by sponges, I also picked up the Cosmopolitan Beauty Expert. It's only £4.99 so, why not try?

 
Again, I don't know how to explain the shape of this bit here's the close up.
 
 
Lastly, I picked up hair products. I just bleached my hair about a month ago and re-bleached it last Wednesday 30th October. I know it was a bad idea but I did it anyways. So now, I feel sorry for the ends of my hair. It's not totally damaged but the texture feels different than my usual hair. I am a TRESemme fan, so I picked up some products.  These are the TRESemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protect Hairspray and TRESemme Keratin Deep Treatment Masque.
 
 
That's it guys. Hope you enjoyed reading this post. Happy Sabbath and have a lovely weekend! :)
 
 
Take care.
xoxo, Xyza

Friday, 8 November 2013

♥ First Post ♥


Hi, there! This is my first post and I just want to show you the Spring/Sumer 2014 collections that I adore. First, I'm going to show you the Elie Saab collection. Before I go any further, I just want to let you know that I don't own the photos in this post.


 
 
 
 
Elie Saab never fails to design amazing dresses! There are more dresses that I love in this collection but I'm afraid this post would end up with all the dresses. So, you can just go to www.eliesaab.com if you haven't seen their new collection yet.
 
Now, let's take a moment and appreciate Valentino's Spring/Summer 2014 collection.
 
 
 
 


 
I'm really tired right now so I might edit this post later :)
 

 
 
 
 
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