Saturday, 30 November 2013

Mirror Talk: 21 Things You Need To Tell Yourself Daily!

  1. I am beautiful inside and out.
  2. I am enough.
  3. I treat myself and others with respect.
  4. I eat to nourish my body and maintain a healthy weight.
  5. I treat my body with sensible exercise to be healthy, fit, strong and bad ass.
  6. I am stronger, fitter and healthier everyday.
  7. I can and I will achieve my goals and dreams.
  8. I speak positively of myself and others.
  9. I love my body and do everything in my power to make sure my mind, body and soul are in a good place.
  10. I trust my journey is positive and will lead to wonderful things.
  11. I am worthy of love from myself and others.
  12. I encourage and am always willing to help others.
  13. I work hard everyday.
  14. I love my family and friends and I am grateful to have them in my life.
  15. I learn from each part of my journey and trust that everything happens for a reason.
  16. I am fearless.
  17. I will never give up because I am a fighter.
  18. I am loved.
  19. I am fucking amazeballs.
  20. Life loves me. (Had to include this gem from Louise L Hay she is an angel!)
  21. I love my sexy, gorgeous and powerful self!
Love from the land of magic
Rainbow :) xoxo

Thursday, 28 November 2013

How To Accept Compliments!

"You are beautiful", "You did an amazing job today", "I love your top"... how many of you actually accept a compliment and take it in? and I mean truly believe it and not just flog it off! Compliments are wonderful gifts from others which can brighten your day but for some of you, you may find others making compliments to you makes you feel uncomfortable, awkward and not believing it, so here is my guide on how to accept compliments!

You can get several compliments in a day but if someone gives you just one negative comment it can make you forget any praise and the negative comment swirls around in your head making you doubt yourself or confirm any negative belief about yourself that you've had or maybe you just straight out right flog off any compliment you get because you don't believe it and feel unworthy of it. This is just self hating baby and you need to stop it right now! Why should you believe the negative over the positive? Seriously give me one good damn reason why?... I bet you have none ;) 

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure"
-Marianne Williamson
I love this quote and it in fact really scares me because you can be as powerful as you wish which is actually a pretty scary thing. I often find myself falling into negative potholes along my journey where I want to run backwards because I'm scared of letting go, accepting love and being powerful. Negativity and hate are normal for me, like a home... its a sh!t pathway but one I know very well and where it leads. It's strange for me to feel love, positivity and power and that scares me because I don't know where it leads me which is exciting but terrifying at the same time. I have to trust that this path leads to many wonderful things and to pull myself out of that negative pothole and keep going. I bring this up because ignoring positive praise from others is feeding the negative wolf which in turn leads you to living in self hatred, not gaining in personal growth and not being that powerful person you can be.  

I believe it is really important to actually practise and learn the art of accepting compliments to build yourself up along with all that self loving to be the most powerful person you can be and to not ignore the positive praise someone gives you. Compliments can really make your day and make you realise things you may have not noticed or forgotten about yourself.

My Top Tips On How To Accept Compliments:
  1. Say Thank You: Instead of flogging off such a beautiful ray of sunshine take it on board and say Thank You, Merci, Arigato, Gracias, Kiitos... whatever language accept it baby!
  2. Give a compliment back: Find something you like about the person and give that gift of sunshine right back. I find myself scared of giving compliments in person because of the way people might react, but I try to push myself out of this zone to make someone smile. If you feel uncomfortable giving compliments try it with a few of your close family and friends and soon enough you will be complimenting the strangers in the street! 
  3. Write it down: Gala Darling's fab idea of writing down all the compliments you get in a diary even if it's just for one week. This can be something to remind yourself of all the wonderful things about yourself and to look at when that negativity starts creeping in or when you're feeling down. I also think a great idea is to write down any compliments you give to other people too!
Use what your parents taught you, your manners and say thank you the next time someone compliments you and don't forget to give one back, that sunshine will be your shinning light to a happier day!

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Love from the land of magic
Rainbow :) xoxo

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Stay Strong: The Inspirational Playlist!

  1. Avril Lavigne: Won't Let You Go
  2. Skillet: Battle Cry
  3. Superchick: This Is The Time
  4. Red: Not Alone
  5. Maino featuring T-Pain: All Of The Above
  6. Owl City: Shooting Star
  7. The Script: Hall Of Fame
  8. Daughtry: We're Not Gonna Fall
  9. Demi Lovato: Skyscraper
  10. Jessie J: Who You Are
  11. Miley Cyrus: The Climb
  12. Jason Derulo: Undefeated
  13. Avril Lavigne: Keep Holding On
  14. Hayden Panettiere: Try
  15. Thousand Foot Krutch: Watching Over Me
  16. Charlie Brown: On My Way
  17. Shannon Noll: Lift
  18. Fort Minor: Be Somebody
  19. Tine Tempah: Written In The Stars
  20. Saosin: You've Not Alone
  21. Superchick: Get Up 
Love from the land of magic
Rainbow :) xoxo

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Outfit Of The Day: Neon Green Gothic Girl!

"Be yourself. No one can say you've doing it wrong"
-Charles M Schulz

Shorts and singlet: Supre
Neon green tights: Equip
Black tights: The Warehouse (Ripped them up some more ;D)
Boots: Hannahs
Neon green hat: Market
Black arm warmers: Op shop
Necklace: Equip or Diva
Neon green bracelets: $2 shop
Make up: Created with the Manly 120 eyeshadow palette (can be bought on Trade me or Ebay)

Love from the land of magic
Rainbow :) xoxo

Friday, 15 November 2013

21 Things To Do When You're Young, Wild And Free!

  1. Cut up your school uniform including your shoes or modify it to make it fashionable (I suggest doing this once you've left school!)
  2. Go to the cinemas and watch back to back movies
  3. Dump a bag of popcorn over a friends head
  4. Invite a group of friends over, tell them your house is warm and not to wear much clothes then when they turn up tell them their playing strip card games. (Trick is to wear a good 10 or so layers yourself!)
  5. Get an in your face piercing
  6. Have a sleeping bag party
  7. Go to the movies in your onesies
  8. Make a two storeyed colourful cheesecake
  9. Skip around town
  10. Have a museum day with friends (Rotorua Museum is perfect for this!)
  11. Have parties in elevators, telephone and study booths
  12. Cover yourself in bubble wrap and roll down hills
  13. Do the Cha Cha Slide with friends
  14. Reorganise signs around town to spell funny messages
  15. Take photos while you're making out with that special someone
  16. Dance on street corners
  17. Put on some of your guy mates clothes and dance around
  18. Play guitar hero upside down
  19. Get all dressed up crazy and have a day and night photo shoot
  20. Go to a haunted attraction and get dressed up like someone who works there (Cornevil or Spookers is scary as f**k if your in New Zealand!)
  21. Fall into your bed from a standing up position repeatedly

Love from the land of magic
Rainbow :) xoxo

Monday, 11 November 2013

Outfit Of The Day: Alternative Prom Princess

"I'm not a one in a million kind of girl. I'm a once in a lifetime kind of woman"

Dress: Supre
Pink bandeau: Supre
Tights and gloves: Sinister Boutique
Shoes: Number One Shoes
Belt/bandana: Canteen
Necklace: Equip or Diva

Love from the land of magic
Rainbow :) xoxo

Sunday, 10 November 2013

The Importance Of No Makeup Days!

Self confession time!... Yes I was one of those girls that could not leave the house without makeup on!... Now you all know :p

From the age of 13 to 18 I always had to have something on my face, there were a few reasons for this one being that I love makeup, the feeling of putting it on and being able to create new looks and express myself. Another reason I would use makeup was to cover up looking tired and sick from my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome but I would also use makeup to hide my insecurities and flaws.

As I got into exercise I still insisted on wearing makeup to the gym although I believe this can be a really good thing because it can help you to embrace a certain mood, craziness, boss out some mad reps and who doesn't want that! :D. As I got more involved with group fitness/team training classes my makeup would be running down my face to create... well shall I say a not so nice look. I began not wearing makeup to the gym as often, I realised I felt beautiful with no makeup, covered in sweat and going hardcore. This gave me the courage to have no makeup days. I get dressed up and go bare faced, yes no mascara, eyeliner, lip stick or foundation! Along with working on self loving (I know exactly what you thought when I said that tsk tsk! ;D), realising NO ONE is perfect and not giving a flying fucker what others think of me I now know I am me beautiful with and without makeup!
Society is constantly selling you a flawless perception of beauty which doesn't exist; this is teaching so many girls to cover their own beauty and hate themselves. We all have flaws and insecurities even that celebrity or model you admire! Along with learning to accept and love yourself and talking, listening and observing people you start to realise and understand this. True beauty comes from working on being the best person you can be and loving who you are, this will radiate from the inside out and inspire others.

No makeup days are important to realise and be able to be comfortable in your true beauty, with your flaws and insecurities and to know that it's ok not to be perfect. There is a certain beauty with being imperfect because it shows a realness and acceptance. It is also important to learn that you are a beautiful, talented and strong woman without wearing a cover up. I believe makeup is a fantastic addition to a woman in which you can embrace femininity, enhance your beauty and embrace different moods but there is a difference between wearing makeup for these things and hiding your flaws and insecurities. I believe it's important to understand when you're trying to cover up your flaws and to break the mold and just be you, beautiful you!

Going bare faced around town can be a scary thought but I challenge you to try it and do it often. Put on your favourite dress, shoes, plug into some music, put a smile on your dial and walk in that sunshine baby, while your at it take some shameless selfies and marvel at your beauty!

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Love from the land of magic
Rainbow :) xoxo 


Sunday, 3 November 2013

Outfit Of The Day: Gypsy Elf!

"I'm strange and I like it, that's just the way I am. I Can't change, I can't hide it, that's just the way I am. Might as well get over it, don't try to understand. I'm strange and I like it, that's just the way I am!"
-Skye Sweetnam: Just The Way I Am

Top: Given to me (Glassons brand)
Black cardigan: Pagani
Shorts: Supre
Tights: Glassons
Shoes: Number One Shoes
Headband and necklace: Equip or Diva
Make up: Created with the Manly 120 eyeshadow palette (can be bought on Trade me or Ebay) and Models Prefer Very Sexy Colour Palette.

Love from the land of magic
Rainbow :) xoxo