Healthy habits

Hello!

It’s the week 2 of lockdown here, it was meant to be lifted tomorrow but it has been extended for another week. My routines are completely off, I’m not wasting enough energy throughout the day so when I’m going to bed I can’t just fall asleep as I usually do as soon as I put my head on the pillow, and I’m dreaming alot and I wake up exhausted.

A couple of weeks ago I went to have my blood test done, and it came back last week. My cholesterol was a bit high, not much, just need to make a few changes, but was also lacking in b12, Iron and Vitamin D and my immune system was a bit down.

As I went vegetarian for about 3 months, I really increased my saturated fat I think as I’m not the best to cook wholesome food without meat, so now I’ve started to incorporate meat again – only organic though, and will exclude dairy and unhealthy fats as much as possible instead.

These are now some of my favourite food staples.

I’ve been doing 30 minutes of HIIT workouts in the morning for a couple of days, and tries to spend 30 minutes in the sun too. It’s just really hard with the lockdown as well, I don’t leave the apartment unless I absolutely need too. I just really hope that it will be over next week.

Bunnings on a rainy Monday

Hello friends!

It’s been raining for the last couple of days, and it’s been itching in my fingers to do a complete home make-over. Yesterday we went window shopping, originally looking for a new bed frame. Instead, we found the couch of our dreams. It’s not our style at all as it’s quite coastal, but it’s really deep and it’s the comfiest couch I’ve ever sat in. So, we’re just waiting if it’s gonna come up any EOFY sale and order it. So no bed frame it is for a while…

As always I’m off on Mondays, and I made a trip to Bunnings. Was supposed to just buy a paint roller, but as I wasn’t in a rush I just walked around the store and found some bits and pieces. I have wanted a tray for the dining table for a long, but haven’t felt like paying 50$ for one, and while walking along with the terracotta pots, I found a perfect coaster, for only 7.95$. Stick some furniture pads underneath. I might spray paint it matte black, but for now, I will stick with this.

I also made a little garden for the cats to nibble on when they’re out on the balcony. They have a tendency to eat our indoor plants so I hope that they will understand that this is the only one that they’re allowed to snack on?!

Tonight I’m going on a pottery class with a friend, slightly nervous and excited. Let’s see how hard it is 😀
xx / Lina

I made it to the hairdresser

Ok, as we know, I’ve been dealing with my hair on my own since.. pre-lockdown last year? I have a complex relationship with hairdressers, or not hairdressers themselves but hair salons. As a kid, I rarely had professional haircuts and usually, it was our next-door neighbor cutting me in their kitchen, or as an option to that – going to the cheapest hairdresser in town, which, wasn’t the much better option. I have been crying over my hair many times, as you might understand.

Hair salons are loud, lots if people, and you spend 4/5 hours staring at yourself in a massive mirror while the hairdresser is wet combing your hair and you look like a drenched, miserable cat. So the slight anxiety I feel around hair salons have made me to a self-appointed hairdresser which education from Youtube.

But as my hair got thinner, drier, and just…sad I decided to pull it tigether and just book myself an appointment. So first I went for a haircut (the hairdresser wasn’t rather impressed with my DIY), and we cut a fair bit off. Rebooked in another 2 months for a trim and color so my hair could have a chance to recover from my own experiments. And, here’s the result. Super happy and I am so glad that I finally let my hair into the hands of a professional. No more at home-experiments.

xx

Walking brings me back to myself

Today I needed sun. And today was the perfect day for a bush / coastal walk. Re-connect. Recharge.

The calmness I feel around these surroundings. Around nature.

How grounded how feel when running my fingers through the seashells while listening to the waves.

I’m here.

I’m home.

This and that

What would love do? Perfume from Lush. Smells amazing. Like a mix of Christmas morning, vanilla, earth and carrot cake. My husband always tells me how nice I smell when I wear it.

Black simple bikini top from H&M.

Tiny bowls from David Jones. Always good to have I guess? Perfect to have soy sauce in for dumplings or the pitts from olives…

Everyday bras from bras and things.

Sunday

Hello!

On Sunday we woke up a bit later and had a really slow morning before making a move to Lane Cove National Park as I’ve seen they have a tiny waterfall there. As we walked along the river there we passed by a place where you can rent paddle boats (or whatever they’re called) and I screamed out of excitement and we just had. To. Do. It.

So peaceful to just float around the river, even if our legs got quite sore.. The rental time was for an hour but think we were back within 30 and didn’t even go chasing the tiny waterfall afterwards.. Haha.

Tomorrow is the first day off work week, today I have just been cleaning and doing laundry, went down to the pool in the building for a few laps to work on my conditioning as I’ve been a lazy muffin since… Can’t remember so quite a while.

Chat soon x

New in skincare

Added a few other little gems into my routine. You can never have enough right?… My skin has been a bit of a wreck lately, bad diet with way too much sugar and unhealthy fats has really showed its effect. I’m really excited about the clairty peptides and blemish control pads, please fix my skin!

I also stepped up from crystal retinal 3 to 6. Will slowly incorporate it in the next month to not overwhelm my skin before I start to use it daily 🙂

Little princess

Good evening!

This day hasn’t been very exciting. The full moon really affected me and my mood has been a bit off. I slept nine hours and woke up tired. I feel low and slow. Tomorrow will be a better day. But for now, look at this little lady. She brings so much joy to my heart.

someone just got older

About a week before I turned 29, I just had this overwhelming feeling of….getting older. I don’t mind getting older, I actually like it as I feel like every year I’m getting wiser and finding myself more. But when I was a teenager I got a septum piercing. I took the piercing out after not having it in for too long, but apparently I had it long enough because 15 years later it still hasn’t grown together. So when I noticed, I jumped into the car and drove to the closest tattoo studio 8:40 pm on a Friday night to purchase a septum ring. And suddenly, I just feel a bit more rebellious rather than getting-closer-to-30-wtf.