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LAST Minute Christmas Gift Ideas! (PERFECT)

Hello my loves and welcome back to my site!

Every single year I say this & every single year it makes me so shocked..but can you believe 2019 is about to end and we are going into 2020?

This blows my mind, yet excites me! It is currently Christmas Eve and my family is sitting beside me playing cards, right under the Christmas tree, with beautiful Christmas candles burning, whilst I’m typing away on my laptop. I really wanted to share my last minute gift guide for you beauties, because believe it or not, the shops are still chaotic with last minute Christmas shoppers running around, so this might help on Christmas Eve! 😉

The below gift ideas are PERFECT for the holiday season, as well as all year round. They are useful, beneficial and must haves! So I hope you enjoy it, as much as I had fun reviewing them!

1: The Beautiful gift of SKIN CARE!

You can never really give the gift of confidence to someone? unless you can give them great skin..right? In my defense, when my skin isn’t doing the best, I become not so much myself (if you know what I mean). However the second my skin is clean, glowing and clear, all is well.

If you’ve been following me for a while now, you’d know Ive been using Trust Beauty for nearly 2 years now. I discovered them right before I flew to Mexico and loved the way they made my skin look and feel.

They recently came out with their CBD range and I couldn’t have been more surprised! I have always been a fan of oils and always had my eye on skin rollers, (like the below), however never really tried a roller with an oil before, up until a few weeks ago and was loving every second.

The Trust Beauty CBD Booster Serum, makes your face feel so hydrated, nourished and refreshed! All you need is 2 pumps and you instantly look like you’ve been sleeping for 10 days (in a row). I felt so alive, clean and ready to take over the world..just saying. This combined with the roller and no one.. I mean no one could stop me!! 😉

The company also came out with their CBD gel tablets that can be a great gift idea or stocking stuffer to give to anyone that wants to balance their biological functions, to improving their skin health and mental clarity. Give them the gift of a fresh start in 2020 and I’m certain they’ll be thankful! You can take up to 1-3 gels per day and will feel and see a difference in a few weeks.

These products, alongside the skincare routine that Trust Beauty provides, with their daily cleanser, moisturizer and night cream, will give whoever you gift these to, the gift of glowing and smiling ear to ear for the new year!

2: The gift of Relaxation

Now I know relaxation can mean so many different things, to so many people, however if you think about it, we all may have one thing in common whilst relaxing…we tend to listen to music and the best way to do this whilst keeping in mind of others, is through headphones!

My brother has been on the look for the best quality headphones for years and through his experience, he thinks the Beat headphones do the job right! They’re great quality, perfect for the gym, yoga, meditating or just taking a walk!

Gift the below ones to a loved one and watch them conquer a hike, workout or just dance!

3: The Gift of being snatched

I have been wearing shape wear since I was about 18 and as a dancer I can confirm they made me feel and move much better! Now that Kim Kardashian has released her own line called SKIMS, it seems to be all the range! I myself am personally dying to try the new line, however have heard such amazing things about it and they can be a great gift idea!

They have such a wide range of colours and textures, you wont have an issue finding one that suits your family or friends!

What are your thoughts on the line? have you tried it yet?

4: The gift of knowledge

There’s nothing more I love, than to read on my downtime. The biggest aspect of reading that I love, is the fact that it inspires me to improve my life, reach my goals and chase my dreams and what a better way to gift that to someone?

There are so many books that have inspired me to become a better person and a few are below. I think these will be the PERFECT gift!

5: Letters…

Ahh just the thought of receiving one excites me. What a beautiful concept for someone to hand write something to you, that can be kept for years and years to come. It can be heartfelt, short or long.. up to you, but what a lovely thing to receive no?!

I have asked my family to write me letters for my birthday, graudation and any occasion and it really is the best set of gifts I have recieved.

Give letters to your loved one and see how much they will appreciate it!

Let me know your thoughts 🙂

What are your “go-to” gifts?

Until next time, I adore you all!

Keep Smiling and Merry Christmas!

How To Grow Your Lashes Really Long …Fast!

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Happy October 1st my loves!

So I just got back from New York and have probably experienced one of the most busiest weeks..and month..and year of my life. (Nervous shrug). However I can’t complain too much when my business is my passion right? I am so grateful to be doing what I love everyday, I just cannot get over the fact it’s October now. I mean OCTOBER! How?!

So before packing for New York, I was thinking “what are the essentials I need?” and besides the usual, I quickly made a note to bring my MD Lash Factor serum with me! Now if you’ve been living under a rock and may not know what it is, the MD eyelash growth serum is a small but mighty serum that naturally grows your lashes and makes them fuller, with no cosmetic surgery. Loosing lashes is common and unfortunately something that occurs especially in this day and age. With so many people not doing proper research and receiving lash extensions, to applying fake lashes incorrectly, or not removing their makeup properly..this all causes our lashes not to grow to their fullest potential, or shed. So just the way you need to refuel your body and take care of your skin, you need to revamp your lashes time to time. Your eyes and lashes are some of your MOST delicate features, so you need to be extra careful with what you put on them!

So if you have damaged lashes and you’re looking to regrow them, or you you simply want your lashes to grow and become fuller and longer, look into #mdfactor . The serum can also be used for over plucked brows..(this is NEEDED for everyone who had 90s brows..me included!) haha
The serum is packed with conditioner, nutrients like cytokines, antioxidants and vitamins, which will develop your lashes.
I personally began using it just over a month ago and now get asked if I have lash extensions on..(which I’ve never even had done), so you can say it’s a big compliment! 🙂

One dip into the tube is plenty of conditioner for both lash line, so you won’t even have to double dip!  You then just stroke it, on the base of your eyelids and that’s it! Some users experience a slight tingle along the lash line, with the first few tries, however this is normal!
Continue applying every night and see the difference it gives you!

Its so easy to use right before bed and early morning, that it wont even take up any time to apply. You use it just like an eyeliner and after using it continuously, you will see a difference. The one serum lasts up to a few months, so you have plenty of time to see the difference it makes.

You can wear the serum and leave it as is, or apply mascara and walk out the door, or take it to the next level and add falsies, to dramatize it a little bit more. Either way, your lashes will look different and feel different and you’ll be confident regardless! 🙂 See both looks below.

The product itself, boasts with positive reviews and feedback, which is always reassuring! 🙂

To read more on the serum and view their amazon profile click HERE and HERE! 🙂

Overall, great products come about once in a while and the MD Lash Factor is one of them, so give it a try and let me know your thoughts! 🙂

Until next time, Keep Smiling!


  
  
 

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5 Sunday Rituals that will Make your week ahead easier!

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Some people love a Sunday and some people don’t, but the way I look at it is, it’s your chance to organize yourself, pamper your body and create a fresh, powerful start, right in time for the new week.

If you do your Sunday right, (or Sunday afternoon I should say), believe it or not, you can get a head start to your week ahead and make it almost..yes I said “almost”, make it seem like a long weekend, every weekend. There I said it.

I collaborated with the lovely Thalita on this post from Hello Thalita and we each came up with a few dot points that have helped us stay on track, organized and ready to smash the new week! So enjoy! 🙂

1: Meal Prep!

Now I know not all of us are body builders, or into crazy workouts, however the one thing that I’ve learnt from my friends in the fitness industry, is to meal prep as it makes life much more easier and this way you can also save money! Throw in your favourite foods, grab 5 containers and within a productive few hours, you’ll be done and ready for your week ahead. You’ll be much more healthier, you won’t waste money with food and you’ll save time!

2: Do all your laundry and cleaning

I know what your’e thinking, “Lilian why would I waste time cleaning on my Sunday afternoon, if I can be having fun..?” well you see, the more you’re organized on a Sunday, you can relax and lay back a tiny bit during the week and by the way, who would want to come back from work and start cleaning on a weekday anyway? So make sure you have a clean and clear space, right in time for your new week!

3: Schedule your week

I can’t even tell you how much more better I work and function, once I know exactly what I’m doing. From tasks that are due, to fitness goals or other deadlines, the more organized I am, the better I work. Take a few minutes out of your Sunday afternoon and schedule in your goals, your workload and life and see yourself sleep more comfortably!

Thalita added...Find a way to plan ahead.  Think about the different things you expect to accomplish in the coming week and make the time, even if it’s for 20 minutes, to plan a little bit before the week begins.  By doing so, you’ll have some goals to keep in mind and will likely accomplish more.

4: Stay positive, even when things suck

Take each week at a time and consider it the start and finish of a story.  When the week ends, it’s the end of your story, and you get to start again next week 

5:  Plan on doing something you can look forward to

  At the beginning of each week it’s a good idea to make plans towards the end of the week so you have something to look forward to.  this will get you through those rough weeks and you’ll always have a light at the end of the tunnel.

Overall, life is so beautiful and we are given so many opportunities to reach for our goals, dreams and desires. So instead of life controlling you, YOU take life by the horns and show it, who’s boss! Right?

You got this 🙂 I believe in you.

Don’t forget to check out Thalita too on her website HERE 🙂

Until next time, Keep Smiling!

Why you should say “YES” to change your life

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The word “Yes” has a magic touch to it. its stimulating, its powerful, its knowing what you want and when you want it. Right?

In life we are all given 2 options, its either a “yes”, or a “no” and most of the time, we may go for the “no”; “why you may ask?”, because its easy, it’s comfortable, it’s simple and not scary.

I use to think, the only reason people had an opportunity, was because it fell into their laps..it must be the only reason right? Never did I think that person chased for their dream to become their reality. Shocking I know right. However the older I got, the more I realized how powerful we are as humans and how I am 100% certain we are all placed here for a reason. Our own reason.

Below are my top 5 tips, on why you SHOULD say “Yes” to any opportunity that knocks on your door and why you’ll never regret it.

1: If something is meant to be yours, it’s already yours.

Now I know this may sound crazy, however I believe in the Law of attraction, I believe in fate and knowing everything has a plan and its only a matter of us, going from point A to B. So, if an opportunity knocks on your door and you slam it shut, why are you shutting down that opportunity for you to grow, for you to experience? You are ultimately closing the door on a journey, on a lesson. Now, this could be an opportunity that’s huge or small, either way if its safe to do so, what harm will happen from you trying it and taking the leap? Perhaps this will never come back to you and that in itself is sad.

2: They believe in YOU

If someone has asked you to do something, they most likely believe in you and that is why they came to you. My mum always tells me to “Strike the iron when its hot“. At first I never quite understood why she’d say that, but growing up, I noticed if you’re asked to do something, take it as a compliment and do it at that time. Don’t ponder on the thought or idea and take awhile to get back to the source. They asked you, because they wanted you, they believed in you and your work..so simply answer..”yes”.

3: “Yes” leads to more opportunities

Okay, you said “yes” and months go by and nothing. Nothing profound has happened, nothing out of the ordinary. However, who’s to say nothing more will come out of it? You said “yes”; there may be a slight detour in the works, however who’s to say you won’t meet another person on your journey, or complete another task? “Yes” will never shut a door in your face. Either way, it will get you out and about and this is where the magic will begin.

4: Surround yourself with everything “Yes” and see yourself change.

I know you’ve heard of this before and perhaps you’ve tried it, but have you ever noticed how powerful affirmations can be? Have you realized yourself, when someone else gives you a compliment, it makes you feel some type of way. You walk a little bit taller, you talk with a little more confidence. It helps right? Not to say you need someone else’s approval to win at life, but you do need yours.

I’m all about creating the right aura around you, for the perfect energy, drive and inspiration for yourself. Whether it’s creating a vision board (like I always talk about), or little post it notes with your favourite sayings, you should always encourage yourself and be your own number 1 fan, in life.

I came across a company called Sashka Co. Bracelets and quickly noticed how empowering their bracelets were. All of them being hand crocheted, they use the world’s finest glass beads and cotton threads, to create these firm, yet dainty colourful accessories. You can wear them by rolling them on and off your wrist, however what I liked most about them, were their message. From words like “Grateful”, to “Brave”, Focus” and “Fearless”, these bracelets will continue creating a strong and powerful mindset around you and remind you, what you may forget at times, to be the best version of yourself.

5: Positivity attracts positivity

Have you ever been to a party, where there is always that one person that is so happy and full of life and energy. They automatically have a group of people surrounding them always and usually become the first to start the dance floor? These people tend to always be the happiest in the room and almost automatically create a magnet like group around them. This is infectious, this is what allows people to pulldown their guards and enjoy the scene too. Having said this, being positive is like going to a party and drawing people towards you. People want to hear more about you, who you are, where you came from? They need more. So being positive, isn’t just about saying “yes”, it’s about putting your guards down and seeing others become more drawn to you.

Every time you’re about to make a decision, ask yourself this..”What is the worst that will happen? Just say yes and we’ll figure out the rest”. My motto forever.

Until next time, Keep Smiling

Love,

How To Easily Get A Good Nights Rest

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Resting your body and mind can do wonders to your body and wellbeing. Did you know humans spend a third of their lives sleeping? That’s an average of 25 years of sleeping!

Some of us fall asleep when our head hits the pillow and for others it takes mediation, soothing sounds and a certain scent to get some shut eye. So being a professional insomniac, I have listed below 4 things that have personally helped me relax and get a good nights rest! Hope they help you as much as they’ve helped me 🙂 

1: Wind Down

Now you may have heard this a lot, but have you implemented it? This means detaching yourself from bright screens including, tv, laptops, your mobile and other devices, 60 minutes before bed.  This ensures you body knowing its time for some rest. Now this can be difficult if you want to catch up on some Netflix, but try reading in bed instead and leave the tv for a few hours before bedtime. This can help you a ton!

2: Z Patch

Back in October, a company called Klova Z Patch reached out to me and asked me to trial their sleeping patches. Now I had never tried something like this before, but because I was sleeping at 3:30-4:00 am every day, I was willing to give it a shot. I did my research and discovered apparently 50 Million people in the US alone, have a sleeping problem and sleep problems can affect your health and happiness. It takes away from your full potential and strength.

The patches came in a pack of 28 and last for a while, as you only use 1 patch a day. They are filled with melatonin and naturally occurring ingredients to ensure you have a great overnight rest. They’re 100% drug free and they make sure you’re well rested for 4 whole weeks. You can place the patch anywhere from your  back (like mine), to your arms, your hips or thighs. The process takes literally a few seconds, yet it helps you immensely in the long run.

You need to place the patch 1 -2 hours before bed and remove it 8 hours later, after your sleep. You will notice a difference once you start using it and will be well rested to start your day! I began using mine after dinner and noticed they not only made me more calm, but the patches helped me STAY asleep and not sleep like a rabbit (with one eye open) which I’ve been known to do since I was a toddler.

I began testing out the patches a few weeks ago now and started seeing a difference in them calming me down. My results seems to become better with time, so give them a go for a week and see how you like it!

3: Relaxation Bath

Nothing makes you more sleepy than a hot bath, or hot shower. It repairs your muscles and relaxes your  tissues right before bed. This helps you calm down after a crazy day. So run yourself a hot bath, pop on some slow music and don’t forget to have the right scents around you! Lavender helps big time!

4: Meditate

For several years, so many of my close friends ( that were into fitness and health) told me to meditate, but I kept pushing it off and didn’t think I’d ever have a reason to meditate. It wasn’t until early last year, that I began listening to Alan watts and meditating, that I noticed a huge difference spiritually and mentally. Just the way your car needs petrol, you cannot  mentally focus for 24-hours straight at your day job, without resting your mind and your body. Your body needs a break to chill and calm down, so it can conquer the next day and meditation helps with this.

Pop on your favourite podcast, or music that helps inspire you meditate and zone out. You can even meditate for 2 minutes if time is an issue, but get it done!

Sleep is vitally important when it comes to refreshing and reviving the body and mind. I hope the above pointers can help you out, alongside the Z Patch. Find it HERE and let me know your thoughts!

Here’s to more sleeping in 2019..the perfect Christmas gift!

Until next time, Keep Smiling!

5 Things I’ve Learnt Through Blogging

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Happy Sunday my loves; as I sit here with my coffee on the right, my sister sitting directly opposite me and my dog Bella not too far, I can’t help but to think It has been a heartbreaking week for us this past week. Isn’t it crazy how life works. One day you can be jumping up and down for joy and the next, bawling your eyes out over a heartbreaking moment.

I was just telling my sister last week, how 2018 may become one of the best years of my life. I ticked off so many goals on my bucket list and achieved so many things on my vision board, I can maybe say I’m proud of myself this year. However on Friday at 5:33pm we lost our beautiful jack russell Tiffany after 16 lovely years of having her. We had to put her to sleep. She had kidney failure and pancreatitis. We sobbed and sobbed, however I feel blessed to have had shared her for 16 years. She truly filled an empty void in our lives and did this during the perfect time.

My point is, isn’t it crazy how up and down a single day, week or month can be. However, you should always take a lesson from it, learn from the chapter and write a better one coming up.

So I took a few days off work and had the sudden urge to jump right back into it today, on a Sunday. I thought what other better way to start then “5 Things I’ve learnt through blogging”. Blogging has inspired me in so many ways I never thought it would. It has pushed me to step out of my comfort zone, try things I never would have otherwise and meet people from around the world.

Below are the top 5 things I’ve learnt through blogging and I hope they inspire you : )

1: Nothing fails like Success

A few years ago I came up with a theory, allowing myself to understand why certain things occur the way they do, in the time they do and that equation was..“You always think it’s option A or B right? However it always ends up being C. It always ends up being an option you never even considered, however it’s the most suitable and successful option for you at that time. So the second you think you failed and it’s all over, something better comes along and that’s your option C…this never fails. Trust me.

2: Protect your aura and vibe

I use to let little things create inconveniences in my head and bring me down, until I discovered they effect no one besides me majority of the time. I learnt to protect my vibe, my work and vision. In this circumstances blogging for example, taught me to fight for what I believe in and never let anyone else’s vision or opinion effect mine.

Dreams come to you because you have the power to give them life. Only you see your vision, so make that your reality.

3: You Get what you Give

The more valuable, the more raw and authentic your content is, the more real your audience will be. Your followers become family and they will support you and love you, if they see you put effort into your work and craft. Throughout the years, blogging taught me to better myself and my content, in order to reach for the best audience. Those who will love and support my work no matter what. So once you find your niche, provide value to your audience, protect it and focus on it the best way possible.

4: Always be charged

Now, I say this mentally and literally too. Mentally always make sure you do something with all your heart, energy and love..because it shows and it’s evident if you only put half your effort into any of your work and literally, make sure your phone and laptop is always charged and ready to go..(especially your mobile), as you never know what you’ll be doing out and about and when your phone will be running low on battery, or even die! (the horror).

I recently discovered SnapWireless, which is an Aussie owned wireless charging device, that allows you to worry about one less thing in your day, when it comes to your phone staying charged and ready to go! It’s quite a light portable device that can fit anywhere from in your bag, to your car and pockets and all you have to do, is literally place your phone on the circle gadget and that is it; It starts charging! They also have a magnetic car device too, which makes things so convenient and handy. You can charge on the go! They have express shipping worldwide and will get your phone to 100% every.single.day. You’re welcome 😉 Click here to buy one!

The worst thing you can do is not be on top of your business, your emails and social platfroms, especially when it’s your business. So look into SnapWireless to see how you can stay active online!

5: Say hello

This may sound simple, but I mean it. When you meet anyone, anywhere..be nice and say hello. You never know who you’ll meet, so strike up a convo and see a beautiful friendship grow. Networking is everything and I cannot even begin to tell you how crazy it has been to meet certain people in my life today and how grateful I am, to have met them. You attract certain people, so they’re there for a reason..keep them around you!

 

Overall, stay positive, motivated and driven. You have no idea what your future has in store for you and that’s the exciting part.

 

Until next time, Keep Smiling!

10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Life

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This post is sponsored by J.ING All thoughts & opinions are my own.

We are all given such a  beautiful opportunity to pursue our dreams , reach our goals, to love and be loved and simply live. However, sometimes things may get in our way. Weather this “thing” may be a road block, a person or a  negative chapter…who knows?! However, we do have to try our best to keep moving forward and improving our quality of life.

Below are 10 very simple ways you can improve YOUR life and continue doing so, for several years to come.

1: Face Your Fears

The more you hide from certain things and tasks,  will not make them automatically disappear! Instead they will be lurking in your headspace and taking up much needed & precious room. Face your fears, better yet conquer them. My mum always tells me to grab the bull by its horns and never be afraid of anything thrown my way. Nothing is ever given to you if you aren’t powerful enough to face it, head on right? So prove yourself wrong and take on a task that scares you, better yet terrifies you.

 

2: Fine tune your goals

When you’re younger, you always think you have plenty of time to achieve that goals, chase that dream, tick of “THAT” list, however, when you look at how short our life realistically is, this should make you RUN NOT WALK to your dreams! So sit down one afternoon and re write your goals, fine tune them and refine them into weeks, months and years. Focus on what’s more important and what can take the cake. Then figure out a way to reach them. Then write yourself a plan A to B and tackle that!

 

3:  Ask for Wisdom

Growing up, I always thought how weak I’d look if I’d ever ask for help, or how much people may judge me if they knew I was asking for it? However, seeing my mum grow into such a powerful, driven and motivated person only made me question why she was the way she was and to answer my own question, was because she was never afraid to ask for help. She asked anyone and everyone “why, who, what, when & how” and she always achieved her end goal. So the next time you’re confused, uncertain of your next step..ask for help, people will look up to you and think “wow, she knows what she wants..kudos to her!”

 

4: Declutter

Now I’m sure you’ve heard of this, but have you tackled it head on yet?! I cannot emphasis how important this is! De- clutter your life, your friends, your clothes, your atmosphere and you will automatically feel amazing! There is nothing worse than having extra weight, let it be clothes, people or junk around you. It literally weighs you down and it also takes a tole on you emotionally, physically and mentally. Let go of these things, hold yourself back from certain people and I promise you, you will feel so much more stronger, powerful and clear minded.

 

5: Dress the part

Speaking of decluttering, once this is done, surround yourself with pieces of clothing that make you feel powerful, put together and confident! Once you get rid of the old, bring in the new! You can reward yourself easily this way. Have you ever heard of the saying “dress for the part, even if you don’t have it?” That is 100% true and it works! When you wake up every morning, throw on items that make you feel and look your best and get on with your day! I recently discovered J.ING  and their great quality clothing. They have everything from dresses, to staple items and accessories. I picked up their denim dress and feel like I walked out of the 90s and can’t complain!

Shop what I’m wearing above- by visiting J.ING and use promo code LILIAN to get 30% off your entire purchase.

6: Inspire Yourself

Whether it’s with a TEDx  talk, a podcast, or a chat with a friend. Inspire yourself to learn more, evolve your thinking and improve your mindset, your thoughts and understanding. For example, I can never get enough of TED talks, or certain Netflix documentaries. They inspire me and drive me to be the best person I can be and they work every single time.

7: Identify with things that make you feel “Stuck”

We’ve all been there. You feel inspired, driven and motivated one second and the other “stuck”. “What to do, where to go, who to reach out to?” This happens and you need to understand it’s not an “attack” on your goals or dreams. From time to time, you’ll feel as if you aren’t improving, you aren’t moving up the scale, however this happens in everyones career and journey. You have to stay focused and mentally prepared for roadblocks and to learn to let go and move on!

 

8:  Focus on the NOW

I myself have had so many moments and think “what if this & what if that”, however how will any of this change your future? “Worry” will not alter any situation or change the circumstances. Instead, know your worth, know your power and focus on your present. It is way too precious.

 

9: Be Kind

Now I know this might sound cliche’. However be kind to strangers around you. To family, friends and your siblings. You never know what battle others are fighting, love them for who they are.

10: Positivity is key. Always

Everyone always asks me, “Lilian, why are you always so happy?”.The truth is I’m human and like everyone else, have good and bad days, but why not be happy all the time? why not celebrate life? It is so important to ALWAYS see the glass half full, because why would you not?

 

Until next time, Keep Smiling!

How to Invest in your Chest

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Happy Monday my beauties!

Now, you may realize we spend a lot of money on clothes, shoes, makeup, handbags and hair. However, not many people talk about thing we wear every single day, things that may be crucial for us to always have on. How often do you upgrade your undergarments? How often do you clean out your underwear draw, the way you do perhaps your clothes or shoes? This is so crucial and needs to be done every so often. So todays post will be all about undergarments….underwear, there I said it.

No matter what size, shape or height you are, you probably have underwear on. Undergarments are so important. They can either make or break your outfit, change the shape of your look, the way you feel and move. They can make you feel confident, sexy and powerful, if matched correctly.

 

For example, if you struggle with finding your right bra, the perfect fit or look, I got you. Have no fear, Lilian’s here.

So whilst I was at LAX, wasting my life away waiting for the plane to arrive to head to Mexico City, I decided to search around for top sites for a bra. Now I know typically you’d go into the shops, have a try on a few bras and call it a day; however, I won’t lie, every single time I’ve gone to your typical shop, I’ve come out empty handed. My chest use to be much bigger, however after I began losing weight and dancing full time, I lost a lot of my size and since then I’ve struggled, not only finding my right bra size, yet cup size.

After searching for a few minutes, I found this site called UpBra. They’re known to have a “miraculous “ bra, with maximum cleavage and an adjustable lift. I was curious to see if their bra was all they said it would be and got the white and nude coloured bra’s.

The parcel arrived in a few short days in the cutest white box, with pink packaging. Each bra was packed individually, with pink cases for the bands. From first look the bras were made with great, thick material and were so firm. It was evident they’d have strong hold from the get go!

Before I tried on the garment, I realized the bra looked quite different than any other one I had ever tried or seen. It was then to my surprise that I noticed that you could separately control the degree of lift and cleavage and how much you wanted with your look. It has several hooks for your convenient and comfort to tighten or loosen your chests lift and cleavage and they’re all discretely tucked underneath the bra. I was so taken aback from this, as I had never seen anything like it. So depending on the time of day, the occasion, or event, you could literally control the situation you had. No wonder UpBra took 5 years to develop. The company went around and interviewed hundreds of women and asked   what they wanted in their miracle bra!

What the company created was much more than what anyone expected. It lifts and enhances cleavage and it also stays up when worn strapless. This is a huge plus, especially for women like me that have a bigger chest. It also works really well with women with a smaller cup size and it does it without excessive padding, making it look so natural, yet full.  We have to Thank UpBra now, I say! 🙂

It’s the only bra that has supported my chest, the way it does. It  gives me a snug fit, with no gaps or spaces in between. It lets me jump around, dance and move freely and most importantly, its comfortable.

I highly recommend UpBra if you’re looking for your first bra, an upgrade or a day to day comfortable and well supportive bra. You’re welcome! 🙂

Let me know if you’ve ever used UpBra before and what your thoughts were!

Until Next time..Keep Smiling!

A Gift That Will Keep Your Memories Alive!

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They say a picture speaks a thousand words, however what if that one image was turned into a book. A chic, beautiful coffee table book? Say no more.

When I wanted to preserve my Mexico memories, I was thinking more along the lines of Instagram images being nicely captured, perhaps a video or 2, however, I never in my wildest dreams thought of creating a tangible, yet amazing quality book for everyone else to see. It wasn’t until I came across a site called Mixbook, that I thought things like this even existed (outside wedding photo albums) and trust me I was shocked!

 

I jumped onto their site and added my favourite images of Mexico City and Cancun and thought I was getting a tiny book. However, what I received in the parcel was much, much more than what I ever expected and I couldn’t be happier!  I received this beautifully packaged, massive box. When I opened it, this gorgeous white album was beaming at me. Everything printed in it was of such great quality. The album itself was thick and created with hard quality material. I began flipping each page and couldn’t believe the high definition each image had, with such detail.

They gave me the opportunity to add quotes, images and anything else I wanted in this photobook and I loved the process of creating it as well, from the front cover, to the back. From photo books, to calendars, cards and home decor, Mixbook has it all and as I always say, the most important thing is they’re nice humans behind the company, with great customer service, which is always something I look for.

I received my parcel only a few short days after my order was made and I couldn’t be happier. It’s such a great keepsake and piece for anyone to go through and even just look at from afar. It’s so chic, made with great quality. The perfect addition to our coffee table.

To me it’s always been important to preserve your memories, your past, your highlights and there is no better way to do that, than this. Please visit Mixbook HERE and see for yourself how easy it can be to keep your lovely memories alive! Thank me later 🙂

 

Until next time ,Keep Smiling!

Where to stay in Mexico City | NH Collection Hotel Review

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When I found out I had to travel to Mexico City for work, my priorities were to stay at a hotel that was in a great location, a space that was comfortable, chic, especially with great customer service, as I don’t know the language.   I came across a beautiful hotel called The NH Collection Hotel and never looked back.

NH collection Mexico City Reforma, is one of its many hotels located all around the world in 13 countries and cities. From Argentina, to Chile, Belgium, Colombia, Italy and Mexico City, which is where we stayed.

Being this was my first time staying with them, I did not know what to expect at first. Once we arrived at the airport it took us about 30 minutes to get to our hotel. It was located in such a beautiful and safe suburb called Zona Rosa. The atmosphere was so colourful, full of life and culture.

Once we walked into the hotel, we were warmly greeted by the lovely staff and were taken up into our room on one of the top floors. Walking in, each room had a contemporary, chic look to it. It was so peaceful, serene and beautifully decorated. The hotel staff greeted me with a note thanking me for my stay there, with a box of chocolates, (which had to be eaten before I snapped the pic! haha)

The views from the 16th floor was so incredibly breathtaking. The location of the hotel was set in the perfect area. Major monuments and landmarks were only a few minutes away from us and could be seen from our hotel. Iconic sights, including the Metropolitan cathedral, the Angel of Independence and the Monument to the Revolution were walking distances away. Once  the sun went down, beautiful music could be heard from the restaurants and bars surrounding us. It was the perfect sound to relax us and put us to sleep.

(The Angel of Independence and the Monument, which was a few minutes walking distance away from NH Collection)

 

With 306 sleek and minimalistic rooms to choose from, whether you’re on a work trip, a honeymoon or a family holiday, picking your room and view is so easy with the NH Collection. With their signature bathrobe and slippers, a television and a Nespresso machine, you will start your day relaxed and on the right foot!

We were staying with the NH Collection for over 5 nights and found they had excellent standards when it came to comfort, customized services and  a greater attention to detail, when it came to anything we requested or needed. As I was there for work, I needed to continue filming and the hotel was so quite and peaceful, I never had issues with sounds. Everyone was such a delight to work with and so understanding. We used room service at all times of the night and they never failed to succeed. They offered delicious food on their menu, including burgers, massive wraps and hot chips, to healthy and organic dishes.

Each morning we woke up bright and early and enjoyed their complimentary breakfast buffet. What’s crazy is that every time I heard “buffet”, I thought of anything but healthy, fresh, organic and well crafted food. What NH Collection delivered left me so excited to wake up each morning and made me eager to continue staying with them, all around the world.

I had never experienced such a lavish breakfast buffet before! From customized eggs, to pancakes, fresh and organic fruit, to customized smoothies and pastries, the list went on and it was never ending. Food was available to anyone, of any health circumstances, at no extra cost! They really took into consideration everyones health needs and catered to all. It was evident that they made their customers health, their number 1 priority.

(The NH Collection hotels breakfast buffet as seen above)

 

The hotel services also included a fully equipped gym  (which was open 24/7), a massive gorgeous swimming pool with a terrace, a wellness spa and wifi availability, to name a few of their great services. With the booking price being affordable, this allowed us to explore the city to a greater extent and come back to our beautiful hotel in the evening. All these services provided us with a luxurious, personalized stay and added a whole other beautiful dimension to our trip.  I was able to continue my online meetings and work in peace. I never missed an email or conference call with their wifi and for that I’m thankful!

Even the hotel’s housekeeping went above and beyond, cleaning and tidying our room every day. We would come back from a meeting, or a day full of sight seeing, to find our room spotless clean, impeccably fresh and organized. The staff in the lobby and foyer always made sure we were well taken care of and always asked if extra help was needed or wanted. We were blown away with their services and kindness, at all times of day.

Sometimes when we were rushing, the hotel would offer to help us get a taxi or shuttle to wherever we needed to be. They had set prices set up on the window of the hotel, which ensured us we were paying fair charges to the taxis and shuttles.

(The NH Collection Hotel pool and terrace above)

 

Overall, I would give The NH Collection hotel a BIG 5 out of 5 stars! They exceeded my expectations and helped me create a beautiful journey here in Mexico City!  Their kindness and unmatchable work ethic enabled us to explore Mexico City and come back in the evening with comfort and positivity. Their  5 star help will aways be remembered. I will forever be grateful for my stay in Mexico, because of The NH Collection. We truly had an unforgettable experience.

So, Thank You.

 

 

You can find more information on NH Collection Mexico City Reforma HERE or give them a call on Reservations: +44 203 4998 271 Tel.: +52 55 52289928