Wednesday, 27 May 2015

LIFESTYLE: Getting Fresh This Spring

It's easy to get stuck in a daily routine of sleep, working and eating, day in day out, for months on end (especially at my age) so I wanted to write a little post about how to bring some buzz and freshness back into your life this spring!

My tips:

1) Have something to look forward to - I always have at least 1 thing a week to look forward to, whether it be a date night out, tickets to the theatre, a shopping trip, massage etc!  This keeps things exciting (and also makes the weeks go quicker).

2) Fresh flowers - talking of things to look forward to, every Sunday I walk to Columbia Road Flower Market to pick up some beautiful new flowers for my home.  It's always one of the highlights of my week and I love spending time arranging them into my vases when I get back.  On the last trip I picked up some beautiful peach peonies and a big bunch of luxury white roses (images above).  Fresh flowers make my home feel so comforting and they make me smile whenever I see them!

3) Switch up your beauty stash.  Paint your nails a bright colour, wear a bright lipstick you've never worn before!  Make sure you feel beautiful from the inside out - from vitamins to mouthwash!  Oral hygiene is an awkward subject but us girls are all the same and no one wants bad breath!  I've been swearing by CB12 as part of my daily regime, which is basically a mouth wash designed to keep your breath fresh for 12 hours - as well as making me feel minty fresh it also makes me feel more confident!

4) Work out.  The feeling you get after exercising is one of the best and is sure to brighten how you feel about life.  Little note though, you don't have to pay lots to do this!  I despise going to the gym - I refuse to pay money to slog away in a room when I could do it for free in my home or local park.  I've recently invested in some new fitness gear (let me know if you'd like a haul post!) and have started the 30 Day Shred to improve my mood and fitness - I'll let you know how I get on!

So there we have it, my top tips for rejuvenating your mood, confidence and life this spring.

What are your top tips for keeping things fresh?

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  1. Im trying to exercise more this summer! I love how good you feel afterwards!


  2. I do love fresh flowers, I always forget about that! A spritz of perfume, some bold lipstick and seeing friends always makes me feel good, and a bit of evening yoga is a godsend!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  3. I like having something to look forward to as well! It really helps a busy week a bit more bearable.

  4. love this post Katie, your tips are awesome, the flowers and looking forward to something in the week and definitely exercising..those I really need to start doing :)

  5. Those peonies look so lush and ruffly! I recently had a Nike haul so I can get outdoors more this summer. Great advice all around.

  6. Great post! I definitely need to get back in the swing of working out-so hard though when I'm working all the time!
    xoxo, Kelly

  7. I love this post, Katie! I especially love the idea of having something to look forward too! :) xx

  8. Where are the clear organizers for your skincare from?

  9. Love this post every Friday after school I paint my nails but the only problem is I can only wear them for a weekend as your not aloud to have your nails done for school.

  10. Working out is a great way to get re-energized! I always dread starting but then while I'm at it and when I'm done I feel great.

  11. Great list! I wish I could have things to look forward to but all my friends are either busy or broke so thats not an option. I really want to get properly into working out though.

  12. Having something to look forward to is always a good thing for me! I would like to see a fitness gear post. : )

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  13. Thanks for this excellent reminder. Each one of us sometimes does really need to freshen up.

  14. Awesome way to deal a week of work and worries. Thanks for sharing tips. It's a great way to awesomeness learning these stuff.


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