Sunday, 4 December 2016

MY CHRISTMAS WISHLIST 2017



I’ve probably said that many times before - I ABSOLUTELY love Christmas. I am not joking when I say I scream “Christmas tree” every time I see one on the street, I feel kind of sorry for my friends… soz. 

To be honest, what I love the most about the holidays is buying presents for other people. But, not going to lie, I also love getting some (who doesn’t). I have realised that as I grow older and older I find it harder to give an answer when my mom asks me what I want this year. I got over toys many years ago and, even though some clothes or fancy make up never hurt nobody, I don’t necessarily need them. 

This is why this year I decided to get a bit more creative or imaginative and, instead of sharing a wishlist talking about MAC, Urban Decay and other high end brands that I very much love, I decided to share with you my truest wishes - those that no one can buy and put under my tree for me to open on December, 25th. 


  • A first class degree in Chemistry from my university 
  • More than 24 hours in a day
  • Needing less than 8 hours a day to be rested
  • A well-written report (10,000 words preferentially) on my final year project (which I’m not too sure I am legally allowed to talk about, so let’s keep the mystery going).
  • A city that combines my favourite things from Spain and my beloved city, London
  • A perfect posh British accent
  • Perfect French grammar and pronunciation
  • Being 14 for a day again
  • Being 35 for a day
  • Predicting my January exam’s questions
  • Having more than a Christmas Day
  • Never growing old
  • Being able to make everyone happy
  • Always being confident
  • A beautiful white Christmas

What do you want this Christmas?

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

BECOMING A MORNING PERSON



I am much more productive in the morning, so waking up a couple of hours before class to get some work done makes a huge difference in my productivity.  Not only that but I hate hate hate being rushed to make it to my 9AM lecture on time.  A few months ago, a couple of weeks after starting uni, I decided to start waking up earlier to make the most of the day. 

I personally think everyone can be a morning person if you train your body and truly want to start making the most of our mornings. Of course, some people prefer to wake up at 11AM and work late at night so it just depends on what you prefer! 

If you are trying to be a morning person or trying to get out of bed before noon - maybe it’s one of you're New Year’s resolutions (HOW is it almost 2017?? SERIOUSLY!) - here you have some tips that helped me.

WAKE UP AT THE SAME TIME EVERY DAY

I used to always wake up at different times, depending on when my first lecture or appointment was. Now, I wake up between 6:30AM and 7:30AM every day even if I don’t have to go to uni until 11AM. After a few weeks, your body will get used to it and getting up will be much easier. Try to wake up early-ish on weekends too, as painful as it might be, it will be worth it!

GO TO BED AT THE SAME TIME EVERY DAY

Going along the same lines, if you’re waking up at the same time every day you should also go to bed at the same time if you want to get 7-8 hours of sleep (which you should). I used to go to bed at 10PM every day but I realised that getting more than 8 hours of sleep made me even more tired. Now, I go to bed between 10:45PM and 11:30PM. Going to bed at a similar time every day makes it much easier to fall asleep since your body is “expecting it”.

HAVE A MORNING ROUTINE THAT EXCITES YOU

Whether it is reading magazines whilst having your coffee, doing yoga, cooking a nice lunch or having a proper cooked breakfast. Find something that makes you want to get out of bed in the morning. For me it is to be able to have my coffee in peace and to make a smoothie without having to down it. I also love how quiet everything is in the morning! 

TURN THE HEATING ON

I genuinely wouldn’t be able to get out of bed at 7AM during winter if I didn’t have the heating on. Mine is set so that it turns on before I wake up, this way I never wake up to a freezing cold room which makes me want to stay under my duvet forever. 

SLEEP WITH THE BLINDS OPEN

I never never never close my blinds. There is nothing I hate more than waking up to a dark room. When your room is bright and you can see the sun rising, getting up is not so hard. Moreover, your body releases a hormone that biologically makes you sleepy when it’s dark so that doesn’t help! 


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Monday, 28 November 2016

NEW IN: CUSTOM PHONE CASES + GIVEAWAY!



If there's one thing I love is phone cases, and anyone who knows me in real life will agree with that. I am constantly looking for new cases and my phone never looks the same. A few months ago I wrote a blog post about a phone case and a laptop skin I got from CaseApp, today I wanted to show you two more cases I recently got from CaseApp too.

In case you don't know, CaseApp is an online store that lets you create your own custom iPhone case/laptop skin. They also have some great designs if you're not feeling too creative. I got two phone cases this time - one of them designed by myself and the other one I chose it from their designs.



The first one (and my favourite too!) is this pink and gold case. I absolutely love the colours and the pattern. Not only that but I ordered the 'tough' version so it really protects my phone. One thing I hate about most of my cases is that, even though they look cute, they're not really protective which is kind of the point of a case after all. This one completely covers my phone's edges and most of the buttons as well. It's like double case - it has a black rubbery case that's under the hard outer case. 



The second case I got is one that I designed. I have been obsessed with burgundy later so, obviously, I had to have a case that colour. To make it unique I added my name in a ver fancy font and I added these two white lines because I thought it looked more fancy. I like how simple it is and I think it's nice to have a more 'professional' or 'adult' case... You know, fake it until you make it! 

I am so in love with both of these cases and I totally recommend CaseApp if you're looking to get some new ones for your phone! And because it's Christmas and it's the season to give I am giving you not only a 20% off any of your orders (using the code: RAWR20) but I'm also hosting a giveaway - you can win a free product of your choice from their website (up to £22). You can enter below! And good luck :)



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Friday, 25 November 2016

MY CHOKER COLLECTION




Do I love necklaces? Not really. Whilst, I do own a few that I wear on rather special occasions I have never been known for wearing a lot of jewellery other than the same pearl earrings every day. However, if there is one thing I have been obsessed with lately is chokers. 

When this trend first came out I was like ‘Oh no, not in a million years’. I liked how they looked on other people (i.e. Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid) but I never thought  they would look good on me. I decided to buy my first choker because I saw a similar one on Kourtney Kardashian and I fell in love, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Here’s my collection.

ASOS long choker: So this is the one I first bought, inspired by one of Kourtney’s looks. I really love it and I love that you can wear it in different ways - wrapped around three times, tied in a big lace or bow-tie style, etc.

ASOS classic choker: After my first one I decided I needed a classic one, so I got a plain velvet black choker. I think it was about £5 on ASOS, which is a pretty good price since I’ve worn it so many times this summer!

Zaful lace choker: I love lace - from bralettes, to tops to chokers. I think its give a very sexy touch to any outfit and this choker is no exception! It looks so nice when I’m wearing quite a plain outfit as it adds some texture. 

Zaful charm choker: Technically, this is my sister’s but I’m keeping it until I see her as I got it for her recently (I’m such a good sister, I know). It’s not really my style but I feel like it would look good with anything from Brandy Melville - you know, a very laid back outfit with a cap and this choker.

ASOS coloured choker: This is the only choker I own that's no black - and also the one I wear the least. Coincidence? I also think this one is better for summer as it's thinner and more colourful and we all know that me, winter and colour is just not a thing. 


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