Fashion & beauty

Valentine wishlist

I have countless things on my wishlist. Everything from a Mac mouse to a HD camera, but since it’s valentines day soon I wanted to dive into Asos and see what I could find that I would genuinely be exited and happy to buy. Even though my saved items are much more then these 8 ones here, these will have to do for now.

You can never go wrong with a simple tee and I’ve been loving ones with slogans or writings on them. I really need to find some new ones since the 3 I have I wear on repeat. Pair it with a modest long skirt  or wide pants and you’re good to go.

I desperately need new sneakers as well and I’ve been drooling over some Adidas or Nike shoes for a while. You mostly end up paying for the name, but I do have to say they look unbelievable good.
A jumpsuit is a timeless piece and this one is high on my wish list and will probably stay there for a while because it’s way too expensive to buy. But I’m allowed to dream about it, right? And if I were to buy this suit I would maybe even pair it with a matching set of burgundy high heeled shoes – just saying.
You can never have too many night tee’s, and since mine is worn down and washed out I think I’m going to buy a new one soon and it might as well be this one. Paired with a cute heart ring to pull the romantic look all together, even though I’m just going to bed.

I hope this was inspirational. Maybe you even found something you would like to buy. I’m definitely starting to love Asos, and I don’t know why I haven’t thought about buying from them before. I just always thought they were too expensive or only had high end brands. But you can find anything on this site, from Monki or New Look to Asos White and River Island. I can’t wait to stop by again and actually get those things from my wish list to my shopping basket.

Elizabeth
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Life

My goals for 2018

I know it’s a week until new years but I thought I would share my goals a week in advance. Since I am going traveling the first week of January and I still want to film 2-3 videos in advance, I thought I would do this now.

I always take a look back at the year I’ve had and summaries my feelings, accomplishments and travels. I will still do this at the end of the year but for now I’ve picked my brain on what I want to improve in 2018.


MY GOALS FOR 2018

1. Read the Quran every day! I did this after Ramadan and even though I just read a page or two sometimes, I sat myself down after Maghrib prayer and read. Now I’ve fallen out of my routine and only read a verse or two on my Quran app.

"The most beloved deed to Allah is the most regular and constant even though it were little." Sahih Bukhari 8/471

2. Listen to the Quran every morning. A great way to the beginning of a new day and why not start the day of right. This is something you can do while preparing breakfast, getting dressed or doing your laundry.
3. Do dhikr. Remember Allah (God) in everything you do. Say thank you for the food you have, the clean water, the job you’ve been giving, your faith, family & friends. Nothing would be possible without Allah.

Alhamdullilah - All praise to Allah
 Subhan'Allah - Glorious is Allah
 Allahu Akbar - Allah is the Greatest

4. Learn Surah Al-Kahf. The 18th chapter of the Quran. A surah I’ve started to learn but then again forgotten because I don’t practice it. Insha’Allah I will learn at least the first 10 verses before Ramadan 2018.
5. Listen to Surah al-Kahf every Friday.

"If anyone learns by heart the first 10 verses of Surah al-Kahf, he will be protected from the Dajjal (Anti-Christ)." Sahih Muslim 4/1766

6. Fast Monday & Thursdays. Prophet Muhammad saw used to fast on these days because these are the days our deeds are shown to Allah.
7. Wake up for Fajr consistently on time, and also pray Tahajjud (night prayer) at least once every week.

Our Lord comes down to the nearest Heaven every night when the last third of the night remains.

8. Write a gratitude journal. A place where I can write down what I’m grateful for, what I want to improve and my accomplishments for the day.
9. Create a new video every week with bonus videos sometimes during the week. Focusing on lifestyle videos, fashion & style and beauty related videos.
10. Gain 500 subscribers on YouTube.
11. Buy a Nikon j5 to improve my video quality. Support me on Patreon if you’d like!
12. Keep a daily diary on my laptop without any filter. Somewhere I can write exactly what I’m feeling and experiencing.


I hope you continue on following my journey and let’s check off this list one by one together. Do you have anything you want to add? Leave it in the comments.

Happy holidays!

Elizabeth

Life

The best feeling in the world

..is when you can check off your to-do list one by one.

todo

The day started off an hour earlier then planned and after only six hours of sleep with a list that was half a mile long. I did make a very specific list the night before, hour by hour, instead of just listing things up and not knowing when I would do them. This can be a great way to plan out your day in advanced, especially if you want a lot of stuff done.

My original plan was to go back to sleep from 10 am to 12, but after an intens leg workout my energy level was up in the sky and there was no way I would fall back to sleep.

I got a bit delayed midday but at the end I managed to pull through.  With a one hour nap in between it was safe to say that my energy level was running low at the end of the night. The next couple of days I just have to continue on with my work and try to catch up on some sleep as well.

Elizabeth

Life, Tips & tricks

5 tips for shopping

Lately I’ve really been looking for key pieces for my wardrobe. Clothes I can wear for a long period of time, like a timeless white shirt or black blazer. I used to buy things on a whim. Sometimes only because they where cheap. And a lot of clothes were only worn once and then found themselves on their way to the thrift store. So I want to share five tips that help me when I shop. If you can check of every point on this list then there is no doubt that you should buy it.


Like everything! 
You have to actually like everything on that new piece you want to buy. If something throws you off or makes you question this new clothing then leave it, in the end it won’t be worth your money.

Price range 
Find a price range you are comfortable with. Go shopping with a budget and it will narrow down your options.

Limited items
Before you go on your shopping trip set yourself a limited amount of items your allowed to buy. That way you won’t go all crazy and your wallet will thank you later.

Online shopping
Go online window shopping first. Check out your favorite stores website and brows through their new merchandise. This will make your actual shopping go smoother and quicker. You know what you need, or want, and once you’re in the store you can easily ask a sales assistant to help you.

If you can’t stop thinking about it – buy it!
This is my best tip because if you really love something and still think about it after a week, it’s meant to be. So don’t hesitate to buy it once you can’t stop thinking about it.


buy it

Elizabeth

Life, Workout

Kettlebell

It’s Monday and a new week has arrived. Yesterday was a long day where me and two other girls made a huge shopping trip. I bough some new clothes, food and (wait for it), a kettlebell! I wanted one for so long and I finally found one that wasn’t expensive. I knew I just had to get it because I’m sure I’ll be using it a lot! I’ve already tried it out this morning with a 20 minute workout. I’ve hoped in the shower and cleaned the house. It’s safe to say that I’m very proud, if I can say so myself. A perfect start to the new week. Now I can sit back and relax for the rest of the day. I’m planning on going out as well as soon as the little one has woken up, which won’t be too long from the sound of it.

Have a great start to the week!

Elizabeth

Life

Shopping

Usually when I go on vacation I write a day-by-day experience. This time, as you know, I decided I needed a break and left all my blogging obligations at home. But now that the holiday is officially over with my first workday behind me, I will give you a recap of our holiday the next couple of days.

We decided to have one shopping day, which turned into two days, but a day completely to buying stuff and using well earned money. This was, ‘surprisingly’, my idea because I could’t wait to go to Oxford Street. After hearing how many stores there actually are, my inner shopping addicted came alive. Even though we were there when it was ‘low-season’ there where so many people! We walked around for hours, and lucky I had my sneakers on because I couldn’t have handled it any other way. The first store we saw was Primark, and since we don’t have this at home we had to go in. Everything is so cheap there, and I ended up with loads of things that I actually didn’t need. And because it’s so cheap you kinda end up with way too many things and the total amount rises higher then you think.

 

Grey coat: 20£
White, sleeveless jacket: 14£
Scarf: 3£
Make-up sponge: 1.50£
Face brush: 1.50£

I just have to mention that the face brush is so good! I strongly recommend it for everyone. It’s a great way to deep cleans your face even more, once a week. Either with your normal cleanser or with a peeling.

I also bought some cosmetics at Boots and some stuff at Victoria Secret.

Elizabeth