Monday, 29 December 2014

My New Year's Resolutions

I know, I know. Talking about the resolutions again. A lot of people don't like them as most of them fail to be accomplished. I actually read an article, which said that up to 88% of New Year's resolutions fail! Just yesterday I called my best friend asking her wether she'd be interested in joining me at accomplishing one of the resolutions with me and her answer was: Hell no! I suck at these and I am always mad at myself for not accomplishing them. Do you feel the same?

Friday, 26 December 2014

My Secret Santa Surprise

My family has a tradition where we play Secret Santa once a year on Christmas eve. It is one of my favourite traditions as even the adults get all excited and curious about what is hiding under the Christmas tree. We randomly pick the notes with our names written on them and don't tell anyone who we are buying the gift for. This year my sister got up and said: no shame, but I'd like to inform my Secret Santa, whoever that is, that I'd love to get a notebook for my work (she went on being quite specific about what kind of notebook she wanted). I realised that was my chance as well and I spoke up (actually, screamed over my family members); I Love Own candles and I saw them in this and that shop! No shame! 

Monday, 22 December 2014

Christmas Munchies: Hot Chocolate & Walnut Cakes

Can you believe it? Christmas is just around the corner and you can feel the joy everywhere you go. We are surrounded by beautiful decorations, happy people and the smell of amazing food. I do not know about you and the area you live in, but the snow here always fails to show up on Christmas Eve. Hopefully, it will be different this year, but it looks like it got stuck on the North Pole once again. This won't erase the smile off my face, however, as I enjoy the food in a warm and cozy embrace of my house and no one can take that away from me! :)

Friday, 19 December 2014

100 Percent Pure Mini Haul

 100  Percent Pure is currently one of my favourite brands. They use all natural, organic and vegan ingredients and provide high quality products for all age groups and skin types. This brand is cruelty-free and its packaging is BPA and phthalate free (to be honest, I haven't heard of the second one before. Time to google it). I already wrote a post about 100 Percent Pure Body Wash a few months ago, which you can find HERE. Being incredibly satisfied with it, I decided to purchase new items from the brand. The first one is Super Fruits Scrub + Mask and the second one is Budrock & Neem Healthy Scalp Shampoo

Monday, 15 December 2014

My Instagram Diary

Find me on Instagram @aniqadreams

♥ Booja-Booja ice cream in Hyde Park ♥ “Go find yourself” quote ♥ Cruelty-free makeup brushes ♥ Munchies ♥ White & Simples ♥ Work time & cookies ♥ Sunset in Hyde Park ♥ A massive vegan chocolate cookie ♥ I love cows ♥ More love! ♥ Pineapple time ♥ Playing around in Hyde park ♥ Strawberries love ♥ My mom's happy cookie ♥ Shh! Fair Trade Cat dress ♥ “Start your day with positive thoughts” quote ♥ Time to eat. Again ♥ Banana muffin in my hand and in my belly a few secs later ♥ Pana chocolate photo session ♥ Brad Pitt and my avocado 

Friday, 12 December 2014

3 Natural Things That Helped Me Stay Concentrated

There is a funny tradition going on in my family; whenever one of my siblings or cousins needs to work on a big and a time consuming school or UNI project, we all end up at my auntie's apartment. We lock ourselves in one of the rooms until we proudly walk out with the finished project in our hands. This time it was my turn and after spending countless hours behind the computer for several days in a row, I have noticed my concentration started dropping incredibly fast. Thankfully, I brought one magic ingredient with me and I soon discovered another magic item that belonged to my auntie. They really helped me and awoke my concentration and brought my productivity back on track. Knowing that many of us struggle with concentration, I wanted to share some tips with you.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Healthy Chocolate Christmas Treats

Being a big fan of chocolate treats, I sometimes like to dig my head into cooking books and blogs and I try out different recipes. I am not the best when it comes to cooking, hence I prefer simple and fun recipes that don't take too much of my time. One of my favourite food bloggers is definitely Deliciously Ella, whose recipes are usually super simple and beyond delicious. I was inspired by one of them and after not being able to get some of the ingredients, I came up with my own recipe, which I hope you will like as much as I do. Bon Appetit! x

***Click on the photo to watch the video***

What are your favourite cook books and food bloggers?  Any of them vegan/vegetarian as well? :)

Monday, 8 December 2014

My Christmas Wish List

Let me start this post by saying that I am fully aware that some items on this list are very unpleasant for the wallet. However, I decided to include them simply because I have been admiring them for a while now. That being said, I by no means expect from Mr. Santa to put these under my Christmas tree. Ask my boyfriend and he will tell you slightly annoyed how hard it is to get a present for me, because I worry people will spend too much money on me. Starring at these beautiful items and putting them on a list is free though and I had so much fun creating it. I believe you can get to know me a little bit better through this list as well, as it screams out my personality (*my boyfriend just sent me a text: this list is SO you!), hence I feel comfortable saying these words: welcome to my world! ;)

Friday, 5 December 2014

Vegan Life Magazine

Reading the Vegan Life magazine is like a little and a very pleasant chore for me; I google almost every single product that is being introduced in the magazine and I write a long, long shopping list. Also, I check out every single competition (please don't sign up for the Demuths Cookery class - I really want to win this one!).

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

My Skincare Routine

I accidentally deleted the My Skincare Routine, while playing being an IT.  Here it is again! Shout out to my fellow clumsy people x

After receiving a few questions regarding my skincare routine, I decided to make a quick video about it. It is quite simple and includes a lot of natural ingredients; you can even eat some of them! Bon Apetit;)
*** Click one the photo to watch the video ***

What is your current favourite skincare routine? Feel free to share it in the comments below 

Monday, 1 December 2014

Believe In Yourself: The Confident Lipstick by Lush

It is no secret that I am a fan of Lush, as it offers countless cruelty-free options. Not to mention the smell that embraces you when you enter their shop and the presentation of the products itself. Bright and lovely products are smiling down to the customers from the shelves and sometimes we cannot help, but walk out of the shop with the Lush “fighting against animal testing” bag and a big smile on the face. I have been thinking of purchasing a lipstick with darker red shade, which is perfect for cooler days, for a while. I have purchased Lush lipstick before (click *HERE* to read more about it) and I have been very satisfied with it, hence I was hoping to be able to find the perfect lipstick shade in their collection. Luckily, I did!