Anne Kendrick Covers Marie Claire September 2016

Marie Claire Sept 2016

The beautiful Anne Kendrick covers Marie Claire September 2016 issue. I like this cover. It is quite different and an old school theme to it, which is a breath of fresh air. And I am a fan of Anne Kendrick. I love her movies – I find her really funny, and I enjoy reading about her.

In her interview with Marie Claire, Kendrick opens up her Hollywood career, how she is learning to toughen up at auditions and her family life –

My family was very into open communication’ she says, ‘Weirdly it had the side effect of making me unprepared for navigating the more political aspects of the adult world.’ Until, she tell us, an audition where she walked in and told the casting directors “I don’t really think that I’m right for this but I’ll read for you and if you want to bring me back on something else…” I had such a great response, I wish I’d done it from the beginning, instead of being like, [puts on a meek voice], “Thanks so much” [then deadpans] it was fun wasting both of our time.’

 

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Apart from Anne Kendrick’s full interview which I am dying to read, I also find some of the other features on the magazine cover interesting. It is the fashion issue, so I would want to read all about that, and also read the ‘Your Style File’ post. This issue is currently in my to read pile and I am hoping to read it over the bank holiday weekend.

What do you think of this Marie Claire September issue? Are you a fan of Anne Kendrick’s movies? She has featured in What to expect when you are expecting, The Twilight Saga, Digging for Fire, and many more movies.

Sound off in the comment section below.

Thanks for reading and have a fab weekend.

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

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The saying – ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ is so true. I know I love my diamonds, and I wish I had an unlimited budget to afford as many as I would like. But since I can’t, I can only lust after them from a distance. I first heard the saying from a song from the 1953 Marilyn Monroe movie – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and I see the sense behind the song, rocks do not lose their shimmer and shine, and they definitely do not lose their shape.

I love my diamonds, and I love my vintage engagement rings a lot. I usually lust after the finest quality pieces available in the stores. I love going window shopping just to glance at the beautiful sparkly diamonds I see in the show glass. I could stare at them all day if I had the time.

Here are 3 rings from Berganza (one of the largest Antique & Vintage ring retailers in the world) I am loving at the moment –

 

BOUCHERON Ruby, Diamond and Platinum Cluster Ring

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I have a soft spot for cluster rings so it comes as no surprise to me that I really like this ring. This yellow golf and platinum ring with a central florette form cluster seven round old cut is simply beautiful. I can picture this stunning ring on my finger. I had a similar ring some years but it wasn’t as glamorous as this beauty.

Antique Sapphire and Diamond Coronet Cluster Ring

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Still on cluster rings, I am lusting after this spectacular Antique Sapphire and Diamond Coronet Cluster Ring. It is such a beauty. Blue sapphire has always been one of my favourite gemstones. And I really like the design of the ring.

 

Georgian Diamond, Ruby, Emerald and Sapphire Giardinetti Ring

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I love how unique and colourful this ring is. I like the fact that it houses 2 of my favourite gemstones – Ruby and Sapphire. It looks so beautiful; I can hear it calling out my name….

What do you think of these rings? Which is your favourite? Do you agree with the saying – ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend? Sound off in the comment section please. Have a lovely weekend.

 

*This is a collaborative post.

 

 

 

 

Self-care for the Self Employed

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Self-care is something I have thought a lot about in the last couple of weeks. I even wrote a bit about my struggles to find the time to unwind some days ago. And it is like the universe is trying to tell me something because everywhere I turn, it is a well-being blog post video, or podcast. I find it very hard to remember to care for myself because I am busy caring for everyone and everything else. But I had a reality check some days ago, and I have decided to focus on my well-being a lot more in order to get things done effectively and to be in the right frame of mind.

A happy, healthy person is a go-getter, but it can be very tricky to care for yourself when you are self-employed. When you work for yourself, from home, you will likely find it so hard to switch off. I know I do. I find it hard to get my mind off my work. I find myself working every spare moment I get, even late in the evenings and weekends. And when I am not working, I am thinking about what I need to do. But I have now realised I am doing myself a disservice by not relaxing. So I have decided to take action. Here are some ways I will be looking after me some more:

 

Exercise

My daily steps target is 10,000. Some days I am close to hitting my target, I exceed the target on few days, but most days I struggle to get past 8,000 steps. I will continue to aim to hit my daily target of 10,000 steps. Going for long walks and jogging helps me hit the easily so I will be doing more of that when I can.

Apart from daily steps, I will also continue my Fitness Blender workout on YouTube. The feeling after a good work out is heavenly, no wonder many are addicted to working out. Besides the amazing feeling and what it does to my body, I am more productive after a good work out session or after a good jog.

Many self-employed people work from home, and hardly get the time to go out, which is so bad for their health. The first step in self-care is to have daily exercise, and get out of the house some more.

 

Diet

Sometimes I can work for 4 hours straight without stopping to take a drink of water. Many times, I skip a meal while working. This is sad but it is the reality for many self-employed people. The hustle is real, and it is a jungle out there, but food and water should not be forgotten because of work. Our diet plays a major role in our health and state of mind, so we all have to pay attention to it. Eating small portions of food and drinking regularly is the way forward.

 

Regular Breaks

Taking regular breaks while working is needed. Usually, I find myself working on the couch for hours at a stretch with no breaks. This is horrible for my health and productivity. I find that when I do take regular breaks, I achieve a lot more and I feel better too. So I could write a post for an hour, then do some household chores for 20 minutes that involves moving around the house, and then send some emails for another 30 minutes. Regular breaks with some activity helps greatly.

 

Beauty Sleep

I have written a few times about the importance of having our beauty sleep, but I need to take my own advice a bit more. I don’t sleep as many hours as I should, and that has to change. A good night sleep almost guarantees a good day, so it is important we get sleep for as many hours as we need to be productive.

Having power naps during the day also work for some but it doesn’t for me. It makes me feel weird for a good few hours when I wake from a power nap, so I only have 1 if I had no bad night, up with the kids, and so on.

 

Schedule Some ‘Me’ Time

Scheduling some ‘me’ time is so important for our well-being and I rarely schedule time just for myself, but going forward, I am going to start scheduling some time regularly just for myself. We all need some time to cool off and recharge our batteries, doing what we love to do.

 

How are you? How do you look after yourself?

 

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