Summer Time

Hello lovelies.

So my last post, while I found it good to do a more intense real life type post I thought I would do a more chill down time snappy read one today.

But if you did like what you read first all thank you! And second of all there’s definitely more to come.

So here’s the things that make up a great summers day for me…

In no particular order leeego… 🙂

1. Good Reading Material

So for some reason I do most of my book/novel reading in the summer time.

I just find it so relaxing to take a break from my phone and fall into another world. Focus more on the characters problems than my own 😄

These are a few books on my summer reading list:



2. The Playlist🎶🎶

Very very important. What is summer without the tunes that turn  our days into movie scenes.

Spotify is my go to for music. There’s so much to choose from. Now I am a cheapskate so I have to deal with the ads and a limited number of skips. But besides this barely tolerable factor I like using the app.

This playlist is a working progress but I’ll suggest it here anyways. A for effort 😄

Now this one isn’t mine but there’s a good variety of club summer like tunes here. ☀️
And who doesn’t love a bit of throwback to the old favourites.


*For more see my Spotify @gurlthinking. Also some playlists are collaborative so feel free to add to them!

3.The shades.

Sunglasses are my favourite accessory, along with chokers. And when the sun breaks through the sky you have to have the perfect pair so as not to let down your cute ass outfit, consisting of white de-stressed shorts, basic tee and maybe even a kimono.  These are some of my faves, ones I own and some you can buy online.

These are from Charlotte Russe

 

Primark/Penneys

Unfortunately I don’t have links to these but below are two sunnies I have my eyes on!

Image 1 of Quay Australia Class of 89 Round Mirror Lens Sunglasses

LOVE these!

http://www.asos.com/quay-australia/quay-australia-class-of-89-round-mirror-lens-sunglasses/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6525318&clr=Black&SearchQuery=sunglasses&pgesize=36&pge=3&totalstyles=773&gridsize=3&gridrow=10&gridcolumn=2

 

Image 1 of Hindsight Vintage Round Metal Sunglasses

http://www.asos.com/hindsight-vintage/hindsight-vintage-round-metal-sunglasses/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6396480&clr=Tortsilver&SearchQuery=sunglasses&pgesize=36&pge=3&totalstyles=773&gridsize=3&gridrow=8&gridcolumn=3

4. Hurr

I’m very lazy when it comes to my hair. I don’t like doing too much with it or putting too much product on it. I like to have it very natural looking. A new fave of mine is sea salt spray. This emphasises the waves my hair already has, but giving it more volume and a soft feel and textured look.

I use the Tony and Guy Casual Sea Salt Spray. It’s a 75ml bottle that I have-perfect for travelling. It lasts me a while too because I don’t use that much at a time. I use this after I’ve washed my hair while it’s still damp, it doesn’t work with dry-trust me! 🙂

 

 

So that’s all I think of for now. I thought this would be a fun post to share what I love during the summer.

ByEEEEE

-G xo

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DIY Facial Scrub

So today I’m doing something a little different.

For the last few months my lifestyle has taken it’s toll on my skin. Sitting in an air-conditioned setting (the library) for at least 8 hours a day, drink sugar filled energy drinks and my guilty pleasure coco cola, endless amounts of junk food including takeaways. The result of this being dull, rough, tired and dirty looking skin.

As I’m a total cheapskate and unsure about trying new products for fear it’ll do more damage I have decided to try some at home DIY remedies.

Recently I have discovered a scrub that smells and feels like a spa treatment. The best part; it only contains three ingredients and two of which every household will have.

This scrub is useful for dull, rough feeling skin. So if you feel like your skin looks dirty and you have a few/many spots then this scrub is ideal.

All you need is Coconut Oil, Sugar and yogurt.

-Coconut Oil- 

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It’s not important for this scrub what brand of oil you use in my opinion. This one that I have is from Lidl I think. I don’t have the cost price but if I do find it I will let you know! Since Coconut Oil has blown up and more and more people are talking about it, it is easier to find in most grocery shops.

-Yogurt-

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As you can see I used greek yogurt. To make this scrub super healthy it’s important to use healthy ingredients that will give your skin sort of a new lease of life so using vanilla yogurt probably isn’t the best choice. I also really like this brand of yogurt because its thick which is what you need to use as a base for a facial scrub. This particular yogurt can be found in Tesco shops and costs and very cheap €1.69

-Sugar-

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I used Brown sugar. It smells rich and actually reminds me of the smell of a spa. This is what will elevate your scrub from ordinary homemade skin scrub to a rich organic scrub. You will actually notice that when you mix all the ingredients together that the sugar tints the mixture so it becomes a sort of cappuccino cream colour-again a spa like appearance.

-Method-

  1. Place a teaspoon of sugar in whatever type of bowl you want.
  2. Place two-three teaspoons of yogurt in the same bowl.
  3. Melt two-three teaspoons of coconut oil either in the microwave for 25/30 seconds or on the hob until it becomes liquidised
  4. Once the  Coconut Oil is melted let it cool for 10 seconds before adding to the bowl.
  5. Stir the ingredients all together until you get a creamy thick texture.

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*If you find after mixing all the ingredients together you find the mixture is too liquidy then add a couple more teaspoons of yogurt until you get the right thick consistency.

*The oil may start to separate from the ingredients so stir until it is fully mixed together.

Spread the scrub all over your face and let it sit for a couple of minutes. You’ll know yourself when you are ready to wash it off. The scrub will start to melt away and the oil may start to separate.

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When washing it off use a face towel rinsed with hot water. Finally splash some cold water on your face. The reason for this is that hot water opens your pores. So when you’ve wiped away the scrub all the dirt and bacteria is removed from your pores so the cold water will close them and stop more bacteria getting in.

I really hope you guys found this different post interesting and will look forward to seeing more!

Please please let me know what you think, If you tried it out, if you too love coconut oil etc.. I’d love to hear from you via twitter I’m @georgiafeeney or share pics of your scrubs and tag me @gurlthinking 

If you have any questions please leave a comment below 🙂

-xo G