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Smooth touch…


Do you remember the time when you have tried something bold?

When your reflection in the mirror made you smile?

Or just a moment in time that made you feel special?

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Dash of colour


My Journey into Limitless Possibilities…@Rimmel London

This week I really want to share with you some of the most beautiful colours I have discovered from Rimmel London…bold and daring…different and unique.

Nourishing texture, dreamy perfume and flavoursome glow!

Is there anything better?

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‘Camera Lucida’ – Stone


Welcome back to week #20 of Camera Lucida Photo Challenge

 

This week’s theme: ‘Stone’

  1. hard solid non-metallic mineral matter of which rock is made, especially as a building material.

 

Welcome back to this week’s Camera Lucida photo challenge…

This week share a caption of grey…illustrate the hard and solid image of stone.

Capture the beautiful diversity of shapes and colours…the power and strength that flows within.

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‘Camera Lucida’ – Beautiful Imperfections


Welcome back to week #19 of Camera Lucida Photo Challenge

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This week’s theme: ‘Beautiful Imperfections’

  1. pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically.
  2. a fault, blemish, or undesirable feature.

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‘Camera Lucida’ -Icy Sugar


Welcome back to week #18 of Camera Lucida Photo Challenge

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This week’s theme: ‘Icy Sugar’

  1. covered with or consisting of ice.
  2. a sweet crystalline substance obtained from various plants, especially sugar cane and sugar beet, consisting essentially of sucrose, and used as a sweetener in food and drink.

 

Welcome back my lovely artists…

It’s been too long and I have missed taking out my camera and capturing the world…

I hope you will join me again at Camera Lucida Photo Challenge and share your take on each week’s theme 🙂

This week share your icy sugar…your sweet and cosy on a frosty day.

Show us that ice can be something so much more that just…cold!

I remember how cold it was outside when I took this photo…now looking back, all I can think off is sugar 🙂

 

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How to join us?

Follow your host and share each week your own vision of the theme.

Create a new post with the title CAMERA LUCIDA followed by the theme name.

The content of the post is completely down to you, share just the photo or be even more creative and tell us the story behind the scene, make it your own.

Feel free to use the ‘Your Gallery’ badge in your post and link back to the last Camera Lucida challenge or just leave a link to your post in the comment box.

Please tag your post #cameralucida so other participants can find the entries on the Reader.

Do not forget to tag and link back, this way your post will be visible to others besides your followers 🙂

You will have seven days to introduce your snapshot to everyone.

At the end of each challenge I will share with you all the entries and introduce you to their makers. Make sure you visit their blogs, share honest feedback and be supportive.

Camera Lucida - Your Gallery

 

Our last theme was somehow concealed 🙂

Let’s discover some hidden talent:

Gun and Greener Grass on the Other Side

Mark and Hidden

Carol and Still Life: Giraffe, Pears

Vinneve and Flower Field

The New 3 RS and Dead Saints

Thank you so much for all the entries…loved all the hidden gems 🙂

THIS WEEK SHARE YOUR ICY SUGAR MOMENT!

 

Your Gallery Host,

Julia

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‘Juice Diary’ – The Conclusion


‘The only time you should ever look back, is to see how far you’ve come.’

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Juice Diary – The Finale

 

Most used word right now…’Wiser’!

Some of you might remember that a few months ago I’ve started a challenge based on a 28 day juice diet…if you don’t, I really don’t blame you as I have abandoned ship a little bit and took a break from blogging:)

Anyway…I do believe I owe you…my beautiful reader…an ending to my Juice Diary journey!

So here it goes…

I’ve always loved a healthy lifestyle…eating well, sleeping enough, working as much…smiling and loving life even more…but as we all know, everyone has their little secret corner of so-called ‘not so healthy’ choices.

…and you know what?

It is ok…because life is too short to miss out on those little but delicious misdeeds that make us somehow happier, even for just a blink of an eye:)

What is not acceptable…is turning those little slip-ups in brand new lifestyle choices!

To be honest, it’s very easy to trade your carrot sticks for golden crispy fries.

Would you say, you never done it?

It might happen every now and then but what you do not want to do is give up carrots all together and fill up your snack drawer with bags of crisps and sugary treats:)

I believe that following a juice plan was somehow an attempt to escape a dangerous road made out of chocolate and sprinkled with powdered sugar!

My Juice Journey was a very interesting one…

It started out as an experiment but it ended up to be a lesson for a lifetime.

I did not manage to live just on juice for 28 days…and you might say that I’ve failed, but I do not feel defeated in any shape or form:)

I’ve completed the Super Juice Me plan but with a personalised twist…because you always should stay true to yourself!

I’ve survived 14 glorious days purely just on juice and it was amazing and painful at the same time. My plan was always to make it throughout the 28 days but I really didn’t know how…

After 2 weeks of juicing my body couldn’t pull through just with juiced carrots and apples; but my eagerness of succeeding was too strong…so there was only one way out…get customising.

I thought long and hard on how can I keep having the juices but also get back into the kitchen and cook…because honestly, I think that is what I’ve missed the most…the smell of fresh herbs, the taste of beautiful ingredients put together to make something flavorful.

After two weeks of Super Juicing I’ve fallen in love with these drinks…there is nothing tastier than juiced pineapple with beetroot, banana, apples and a handful of spinach…

I’ve never thought I would ever say this…but the juice works in mysterious ways:)

Don’t get me wrong…there were some weird and questionable ones…from which my taste buds will not recover but 90% of the recipes are just something you do not want to forget.

So, I’ve come up with a plan…keep the best of both worlds…beautiful fresh juices and luscious but healthy cooked meals that will make me happier each day.

My journey towards the last 14 days was something to remember…

I’ve kept the morning and evening juices from the plan and had a light and delicious cooked lunch during the day…the best laid out plan!

I’ve mastered self-control by eating less but so much better…discovered some amazing new recipes (which I will share with you all in the upcoming weeks), made a friend for life, my Juicer:) and discovered the secret to a healthier ‘me’… less is always more!

As much as you think you will lose weight by eating less or living for 28 days on juice…these are just solutions for a second and not more.

If you want to feel better, be healthier…it’s all about moderation.

I’ve never wanted to give up chocolate cake…and I never will…but I’ve learned that with the correct fitness exercises, healthy home cooking and better choices, I never have to…

It’s just about self-discipline…what to have, when and how much!

I’ve never believed in diet plans…in starving yourself to feel or look better…because the reality is that they never truly work unless you make a real change to your entire lifestyle.

Quick, short or long and never-ending diets will only deliver a temporary result…we all know that but for some reason some of us still decide to go for it.

Some learn immediately and some don’t…sometimes later than never is better…because once you’ve realised that you do not have to give up what you love, you just have to have less of it…you own the secret for a healthier and happier you:)

That was my lesson from a simple Juice Plan…and even if I’ve stopped living just on juice:) I never stopped juicing:)

 

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Always be healthier and happier!

 

 

Your Juice Girl,

Julia

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