Tuesday, 30 June 2015

London





Being an art student comes with many benefits... You have the ability to loose yourself in your very own artwork and get a grade for it. But you are also giving the opportunity to go on multiple trips to amazing art galleries to look at beautiful artwork. A couple of months ago I was giving the chance to go to London to visit a few art galleries and exhibition. So I thought I'd share a few pictures I took with you.


Nikkita x 

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Stop Comparing Yourself To Others...


Today is another blog post which is going to be more of a talking one. So make sure you grab a beverage and prepare to have a good read and relax. In today's society we are always consistently comparing ourselves to other people. We even do it without realising we do it sometimes. I know I compare myself to either celebrities, you tubers and even my friends. We look at all their positives and wish to be like them or to become them. But what we are actually doing is losing sight of ourselves ad how unique we are as a person. Think of this in the billions of people who share the same planet as you, there's not one person who is like you. Even if you're a twin your twin may look like you and be born on the same day but they don't share the same thoughts are personality as you. 

In day to day life we are shown all our negatives, all our bad things from the difficulties we face. Which then creates this idea in our head that "I will be happy when .... ". This is not your fault that you think this way. It's down to the society, media and negative people we are brought up with. This then makes up go round day to day life thinking of the things we are bad at, instead of the things that we are good at. We forget that nobody's perfect no matter how much they look like they are. I'm not perfect, celebrities aren't perfect neither is the Queen perfect. Everybody has their flaws and things that they are bad at. But this doesn't mean we should set our lives in this way. Just because you might not be academically clever doesn't mean you can't become a doctor. You can always find ways to achieve your dreams even though it may take longer then other people. You are capable of achieving anything in life. So what makes you less better than anyone else. 

I'm definitely not perfect, for example I'm not necessarily academically clever but I am good at giving hugs.  Don't be you're own enemy. It is more likely that if you were to sit down and write a list of all the things that you are both good and bad at, toward the end you'll begin to think of all the little things you are good at, like being a caring family member or you're good at art. Even on bad days we are still good at more things than we think. We look at people and envy what they have, own or do. Forgetting about all the things that you in yourself have, own or do. If your reading this it's more likely that you have a roof over your head and food on your table. Think of that man that sleeps on the street in the cold during the winter, wondering when his next meal is. We forget about how lucky we are to have the things that we do in our lives. 

The moral of this post is that happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to other people. You are beautiful. You are smart. You are unique. Remember how brilliant you are. Next time you see somebody wearing something that looks amazing on them, say to them you look good. Then before you begin to think I wish I looked that good, remember the times that you looked good. Cherish yourself for who you are.

Nikkita x

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Remembering Days Out on Boat Trips







A few years ago I went on a boat trip with my family. Recently I came across the photographs again, which made me remember the lovely day I had sat on the boat travelling down the rivers and through the docks whilst eating ice-cream and taking it in turns to drive. So I thought that I'd share the pictures with you to show you the beautiful views we saw on our travels. It's surprisingly sunny here in the UK at the moment, so if you're inside or don't have any sun where you are it may brighten you up a bit.

Nikkita x 

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Sometimes Saying "No" is Beneficial...


Today's post is going to be more of a talking post rather than a picture post. It's going to be about something that I'm trying to learn how to accomplish at the moment. For those of you reading this that know me, I'm absolutely terrible at saying no to people. This is because I don't like upsetting people no matter how much they upset me, I'll still stay happy and positive to them and keep my emotions bottled up. This is not the right thing, I know that but it's hard to understand this. The other day someone said to me that you need to stop saying yes to everything just because you're worried that you might miss out on something or because you are scared or for what ever reason you have.

So hearing this from someone who is close to me was hard. It can be simple things like going out somewhere if a friend asks you to and you don't really want to go, I have done this multiple times for different reasons when I haven't really wanted to and would of much preferred to stay at home and relax. About a month ago my days consisted of me going to sixth form then going out in the evening and not coming back till nine or even eleven 'o' clock some days. This is all good as you do gain a lot of new memories and make friends with lots of people you wouldn't have met if you stayed in doors. But I was doing this so often that it was beginning to make me feel ill. But I tried to push past it and live everyday to the full and carry on going out. But it got to the point when one day I was out and I began to think this isn't me. I'm a huge introvert so I as much as I love going out I prefer to stay indoors. I was hanging around with so many new and interesting people that I was losing focus on the people and things that I cared about the most. So I decided I would fight the fear and tell people that I didn't want to go out. This was a hard thing to do but with the support of close friends, work colleagues and my Dad I accomplished this. I began to understand that to live life to the full everyday it doesn't mean you have to go out, you can make memories that last a life time by doing everyday things. It's the small memories that matter the most. For example when I'm with my younger sister and my Dad and we're all messing about, being silly and just laughing. That means more to me then going out and meeting new people as it's where I'm just be myself with the people I care most about.

You're probably thinking this doesn't connect to the name of the post and this is true... Last week I got into this cyclical cycle again and it was beginning to become very draining. So when they next asked me to come out I said no and stood my ground, which was and still is extremely hard for me as I normally cave in if they ask me again. But for saying this little word it made me feel so much better. It meant that evening I could focus on spending some quality time with my loved ones and I could get my head down into some good old revision and homework. Basically what I have found is that no matter how hard, scary or nervous you are to say no to something you don't particularly want to do. When you gain the courage to do so it's worth it. In the past by not saying no, it has gotten me into a bit of trouble and I'm glad that I'm slowly learning how to say the small phrase "No thank you". 

So if you got to this part, thank you so much for taking the time to read that very very long post and I hope you like it. If you did be sure to follow me on bloglovin' so that you can like it if you liked it. Be sure to comment down below if you find it hard to say no sometimes or whether you have a suggestion for another post or whether you'd just like to say hi. I reply back to every comment you make as quickly as I can. Thank you again for reading this and remember to stay happy and be true to yourself. 

Nikkita x

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Spring Make-up Routine


With Summer just around the corner I've decided to do a blog post to show you what make-up I've been wearing recently and throughout the spring time. Before I begin I would just like to remind you that I'm no professional and this is just what I like to wear personally and the best products that work on my skin. 


To begin with I prepare my face using the Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream by The Body Shop. I love this product as it gives good coverages whilst preventing spots. Then I use the Wake Me Up concealer by Rimmel which is shown below on the right. This is another great product as it's the only concealer that I have ever found that covers my dark circles. After I have prepared my face I finish by using the Rimmel Translucent Pressed Powder to keep everything in place and so that it manages to last the day. After my face is done I then apply a little bit of UNE's Lipstick to make my lips appear more healthier in their colour. 


After that is done I then tight line my eyes with the Rimmel Exaggerate Black Eye Liner I find that even without mascara this makes my eyes look a little more awake. Then I apply Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in black to complete my face. 


Just in case you were wondering I tend to use the BarryM Ballerina's Nail Polish along with the Sally Hansen's Double Duty Base and Top Coat to help prevent the colour from chipping and to last longer.


Overall my face end up looking a little like this. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope this has been some use to you. Be sure to comment and like this post if you liked it if you like. 

Nikkita x

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Why Daisies Are One Of My Favourite Flowers...


This is a very random post but I thought it would be an interesting post for you guys to read. Everyone has their favourite flower. Stereotypically girls but both men and women have a favourite flower and it's not always a rose on valentines day. I love how flowers can say so much and look so beautiful at the same time. I say why daises are "one" of my favourite flowers because I actually have two favourite flowers, however the second one is harder to get to as it is a Lotus. 




As you can see from the three photographs above the first one on the left is from a distance. We can all recognise a daisy from afar. But then the second photo represents what you can actually see if you focus on the flower, you can begin to recognise it's colours: white and yellow. The third one represents what a daisy is it's centre is so complex beyond believe and the white petals are actually fairly complex as well. So you are probably thinking... "well yeah we know that already??". Well here comes your answer and the cheesy bit. I think a daisy represents me. From afar I look like a normal person just like everyone else. But then once you get to know me and become an lets say "acquaintance" you begin to my personality and who I am as a person. Then once you actually know me and become a close friend you realise that I'm more complex then what people think. But it's only me who has seen the things I've seen and lived the life I've lived and am living. 

I hope you have enjoyed this random and peculiar post and that it has made some sort of sense. Be sure to comment in the comments I love replying to them. Hope you have had or are having a great day.

Nikkita x