Monday, August 22, 2016

Breathing and Pounding




I’m a writer and like every other writer I can’t take things lightly, I can’t help but feel more than what others feel. Also, as a writer I like to imagine I have something going on my mind that is different than the rest of the world.
I should probably tell you the medical definition of panic attacks, but I’ll make it personal, and tell you mines. Panic attacks usually happen in stressful, anxious situations, situations where I do not feel comfortable, or situations which are trigger to previous time I had felt anxious. Then it all starts: heart pounding, breath quickens, tears threaten, feeling disoriented, and scary thoughts. Everything at once. Everything without a head ups. Everything without you knowing why. And everything stops abruptly, but like any strong feeling, the hangover reminds. Why? Why did that just happened? Why did I feel all that? Because you have panic attacks, because you have anxiety, because you feel too much at once.
I don’t think there is a perfect way to explain when I get anxious, of course I get before a big exams, or a presentation, but I also get it in a crowded cafeteria, I also get it when I have to talk on the phone, or when I have to ask for something in a store. It is not the normal before an exam anxiety, is “I have to deal with humans” anxiety.
It started around December/January when I struggling with sleeping at night, I will turn and turn but it wasn't just I couldn’t find the right position. I would close my eyes and my mind wouldn't shut up, at the time I didn’t have any obligations, so I was not struggling with exams or deadlines, they were just thoughts. My breath got quick, my heart beat loud… and so on and on. I thought it was only stress, but somehow it felt more than stress. I talked to my mother and she pointed out anxiety and panic attacks. I’ve heard of them many time but somehow they felt a little bit distance to me, like I was not allowed to deal with them, I was never involved in a traumatic experience, was I? It was always stress to me. But as I did more research (always trustworthy sources), I realize that  everything felt real, I was struggling with how anxiety was describe by people. Being honest, it scared me. Was I going to deal with it always? Was it going to stop me? Does it sucks?
It does sucks. It sucks because sometimes you can’t go out, sometimes you need to leave a classroom because it is too much. It sucks because people don’t understand. It is so hard to explain to someone how you feel when you are anxious, just like someone suffering from depression can’t explain depression to someone, because it is not just sadness, it is more. It is not just feeling anxious, it is more. It is not just a final, it is more. Maybe that is what we can call it, “it is not just...it is more.” Not just a phone call, not just a photo, not just a message, not just pain, not just talking in class, it feels ten times heavier, ten times harder to proceed. It sucks, anxiety just sucks. Every word feels heavy, when someone brush you off, it is not just to the side, for me it is out of your life, you don’t want me anymore. We feel everything, ten times how a regular person does.

I am learning to slowly live with it. As I write this, I can tell you that last night I toss and turn for hours because my heart was loud, my breathing… I am in this slow process of understanding that is ok to feel everything, is ok to allowed myself to avoid a phone call, it is ok to allowed myself to have some nice tea and a book just to relax. I am learning  to understand what are my triggers as well, since December is just a right around the corner and lots of memories and flashbacks are coming to me. I am learning that pulling away from some people has help me to understand why I was so suffocated a few months ago. I am learning that taking sometime off from your regular life and from certain people helps me feel better. I have yet to find an actual method to make myself feel better when the world is loud, music helps, writing helps, reading helps, swimming helps, even friends help. I am open to anyone telling me how they deal with anxiety and panic attacks as well. I hope everyone understand a little bit better why I sometimes need to be alone and understand that many things you do in your daily life, to me are hard. And I hope after finally opening up about this I can feel a bit better about being scared of making a phone call.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Met Gala 2016 Part 2: Make up and Hair

From left to right: Hailee Steinfeld, Taylor Swift, Poppy Delevingne, Allison Williams

The first thing that call my eyes from Hailee’s look was her eye make up, and if I’m honest I am not a fan of her lipstick but that is because I always prefer a more matte lipstick. I was disappointed in Taylor’s dress because I always really like them but this year I was not a big fan, her hair however, I’ve been obsessed since day 1, I love how she dared to bleach it, and her makeup was so beautiful, the way they highlighted her lips and leaving a more casual look for her eyes. Poppy also went for a dark lipstick which I am currently obsessed with (must.get.more). Lastly, Alison Willms lipstick was also one of my favorite but what really stuck me from her look is her hair and the little silver detail on the side.




 Amandla Stenberg, Lily Collins, Elle Fanning, Kate Upton

Everyone knows I adore septums rings and everytime I get to wear my fake one I do (don’t care how many times they tell me to stop), so of course I was drawn to her look, also I want whatever she is doing to her eyebrows done with mines. But if we are talking about eyebrows everyone knows Lily Collins is the queen here, I think they are every girls dreams (I’m no exception).  Regarding Elle’s her makeup is so natural, I love it, as well as her high pony tail. And Kate just looks flawless, no words needed.


Amber Heard, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Selena Gomez

I don’t know what to say about Amber because she just looks flawless, the way her hair looks with her red lipstick and natural eye makeup is beautiful beyond words. I love Bella’s hair it has a old movie star vibe and her natural makeup look just brings out her green eyes. Do we even have to talk about how flawless Kendall Jenner is? Because I think there are no words needed. Selena Gomez make up and high pony tails just brings out how beautiful her face is and I adore it.

Emma Roberts; Emma Stone; Jourdan Dunn; Kristen Stewart

Emma Roberts really stole the show with her dress in my other post, her makeup was also beautiful and I love her hair with the braids on the side, her purple eyeliner brought up her honey brown eyes. Emma Stone with dark hair looks as amazing as Emma with red hair, and everyone know I love dark makeup so I will be stealing that look. Jourdan Dunn’s hair was literally goals, love the nice ombre with black and grey. Lastly, Kristen Stewart make up, not only stuck with the theme but I always enjoy a dramatic eye look, plus love her hair.

Love
Pili
Photo credit: Vogue and JustJared

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Met Gala 2016 Part 1: Dresses

Anna Wintour, Jonathan Ive, Miuccia Prada, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift and Nicolas Chesquiere

I think I was more excited about the MET Gala than those who were actually going (hopefully in a few years i will say “I was less excited as Pili from 2016 to go” get it?). I just love how this is an entire night for fashion and to show everyone's pieces of art, because in the end all this dresses and fashion are pieces of art. So, Monday night I spent the entire night texting with my friend about the celebrities and all their beautiful dresses, makeup and hair. Since there was so much to say about the night I decided to divided in two posts, the first one, this one,  is about the dresses and the second one will be about makeup and hair. I have to be honest and tell you that I was a big fan of this years theme and I was shocked by how long my list of favorites actually was. Here is a little recap on all my favorites outfits:

From left to right: Anna Ewers in Boss; Allison Williams in Peter Pilotto; Dee Hilfiger in Tommy Hilfiger; Gigi Hadid in Tommy Hilfiger.

I really love how a lot of the designer work with a metallic look to stick with the theme. Both of Tommy Hilfiger looks are just dreamy, I’m a huge fan of everything Ombré so Dee Hilfiger is amazing as well as Gigi’s sheer and her metallic manicure and fingers.

Alexa Chung in Thakoon; Brie Larson in Proenza Schouler; Tavi Gevinson in Coach; Chloe Grace Moretz in Coach.

First, I’d like to point out how I was never a fan of suits on girls, I always enjoyed dresses way more but this Thakoon one is a huge exception, Alexa definitely rocked it and I love not only the low cut but the cute little rhinestone it has. The two Coach dresses, Chloe’s with little metallic  details to stick with the theme and Tavi’s which had a pretty classy look, are amazing.

Nina Dobrev in Marchesa; Amber Heard in Ralph Lauren Collection; Rachel McAdams in Valentino Haute Couture; Zoey Deutch in Dolce & Gabbana.

I have to say that Rachel McAdams was one of my ultimate favorite one, and of course it was Valentino, but not only was her dress beautiful but her makeup was impeccable as well. Also Amber Heard blew me away, her dress and hair just scream perfection.


Blake Lively in Burberry; Claire Danes in Zac Posen; Adriana Lima in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture; Zoe Saldana in Dolce & Gabbana.

There is so much to say from this pictures. First, Blake Lively can look amazing in everything and this one is no exception I love the little details with the red flowers on the side, but I do have to say I was not a fan of the back of the dress, but the front part totally makes it up. Next, I mean Zac Posen made a dress that lights up, how amazing is that? I was like: this.is.nuts. Last one is Zoe’s one, which the tails looks like the most beautiful and delicate peacock.

Emma Roberts in Tory Burch; Katie Holmes in Zac Posen, Karlie Kloss in Brandon Maxwell; Lorde in Valentino.

I’d like to say how Emma Roberts is really fighting for the best one with Rachel McAdams, because not only is that dress amazing but her makeup and hair are just unbelievable. Although, Katie’s dress is amazing, I did not like her hair and how it cover part of the dress, but from what we can see-which is most of it- it is a beautiful dress. Karlie Kloss is the queen of freaking everything, so no comments here. Lastly, Lorde had the ultimate accessory with that cast, way to go and be original, Ella! Btw: I hope you heal soon, in the meantime saw how everyone sign here cast, jealous.

Love
Pili

Photo credit: JustJared and Vogue

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Cocomelody Dresses! *



I think it was the MET Gala and seeing all the beautiful dress that got me in the mood to write this post. I’ve talk about this brand before, Cocomelody , and their amazing wedding dresses, but now i’m taking the time to also talk about their beautiful lace bridesmaid dresses , I love how they have different lengths and love the top part so much, I actually search for a while for one like that for my graduation dress. They also have a lot of different colors, so any bride can choose.




Speaking of the MET, Cocomelody also has designer wedding dresses . I love this one because i really like the bottom part, how it falls looks so cute.







Lastly, they also have some an amazing sale, you should check out!

Love
Pili





Sunday, April 3, 2016

Adventure #1: Two hours of feeling too much under the rain



Caminando por Buenos Aires en plena lluvia tome la decisión de que iba contar las aventuras que tenía este año, no solo eso sino que también las iba a escribir, para tener un registro de los sentimientos que siento cuando estoy ahí.
Walking through Buenos Aires in the rain, I made the decision I was going to count my adventures this year, not only that but I was going to write about them, to keep records of my feelings while I was there.

El viernes fue la primera aventura del año, de muchas que estoy esperando con ansias.  
On Friday it was the first adventure I was having this year and there are more to come which I am waiting anxiously.

Lo primero que tuve que hacer fue: ir a Buenos Aires sola cuando llovía sin parrar. Camine un par de cuadras tapada con la campera de mi mama y cuidando mi cartera hasta llegar al shopping para refugiarme hasta que era hora de ir a mi próximo destino. Empezó a llover aún más cuando llegue y decidí que en vez de tomarme un colectivo me iba a tomar un taxi, el problema fue: Buenos Aires, viernes a la tarde, lluvia torrencial, nop, no iba a poder conseguir taxi. Después de 15 minutos viendo como pasaban y pasaban todos llenos vi uno vacío, pero una chica ya lo había parado, me miro y me dijo: “Voy a Belgrano.” Sacudí la cabeza y le dije que no, porque iba hasta Retiro. Cuando por fin lo conseguí y llegue a Retiro, etc. Esto no es importante porque quiero hablar de la mejor parte del día, y no, no es el hecho de que no me perdí en Buenos Aires por primera vez.
The first thing I had to do was going to Buenos Aires alone, when it was raining nonstop. I walked a few blocks, wearing my mom’s jacket and guarding my purse, until I got to the shopping to find shelter until it was time for my next destination. It started to rain harder and decided to take a taxi instead of the bus, now the issue here was: Buenos Aires, Friday afternoon, pouring rain, nop, I was not going to find a taxi. After 15 minutes of watching cabs drive by with passengers inside, I saw one that was empty but the girl behind me had stopped it first, she turned to me and told me “I’m going to Belgrano,” I shook my head and told her I was going to Retiro. Later, I finally found a taxi which took me to Retiro, etc. but this is not important because I want to talk about the best part about the day, and no it was not the fact that I did not get lost in Buenos Aires for the first time.

Caminamos debajo de la lluvia, embarrándome las zapatillas blancas (bueno, ya no son blancas después de la We Color y todo lo que camine ahí (Mery, te estoy mirando a vos)). Por dentro pensaba: Daleeeee, es la primera de muchas aventuras, daleeee vamos a ponerle onda a esto y seguí luchando contra la lluvia y el barro. Después de un par de cuadras, por fin llegamos al estadio, por fin iba a ver a Coldplay. No soy fan loca de la banda como soy de Ed Sheeran o Taylor Swift, pero es una de esas banda que me traen paz, es una de esas bandas que todos aman, y era “one in a life time chance” (como Adventure of a Lifetime, ja ja ja). Entonces fui con mi hermana. Eran las 6 de la tarde y recién empezaba a las 9, me senté ahí, sin señal y espere.
We walk under the rain, getting my white sneakers (lies, they are not white anymore after the We Color, and everything I walked there (I’m looking at you, Mery)) dirty with mud. On the inside I was thinking: come ooooooon, this is the first of many adventures, let’s do it, and continue fighting against the rain and the mud. After a few blocks, we finally got to the stadium, I was finally going to see Coldplay. Now, I’m not a crazy fan like I am with Ed Sheeran or Taylor Swift, but it is one of that bands that gives me peace, it is one of those bands that everyone loves, and it was one in a life time chance (like Adventure of a lifetime ha ha ha). So I went with my sister. It was only 6pm and the show was supposed to start at 9pm, so I sat there, without any phone signal and waited.





El segundo que el concierto empezó yo ya estaba en otro mundo y acá es donde me pongo profunda y tiro mi opinión sobre los conciertos. Fui a una gran cantidad de conciertos en mi vida desde Miley Cyrus hasta Paul McCartney (créeme, mejor concierto de la vida), y todos, todos me dejaron en ese trance, después y durante, de “amo lo que está pasando, amo poder estar acá, amo mi vida.” Son dos horas nada mas de toda tu vida, pero dos horas que no te pasa nada, dos horas que no existen tus problemas, son dos horas de tu vida que te olvidas del mundo, lo único que importa es la banda que está ahí adelante. Esas dos horas, te olvidas que tenes un trabajo practico para el 18 de abril o de la existencia de tu ex o de que te peleaste con una amiga, te olvidas de todo y por dos horas tenes un sentimiento de que sos invencible, un sentimiento de que no hay nada malo en el mundo, un sentimiento de que no existen los problemas. Esto es lo que importa en serio de los conciertos, que estas en otro universo, un universo sin caos y solo felicidad. Obvio, que está bueno tener a Chris Martin soplándote en la cara, o tener la púa de Ed Sheeran, pero aunque Chris parezca una hormiga, esa hormiga te esta sacando de tus problemas por dos horas.
The second the show started I was already in another world and here is where I become deep and tell you my thoughts on concerts. I went to a lot of concerts in my life from Miley Cyrus to Paul McCartney (believe me, best concert ever), and all of them gave me that feeling where I kept thinking “I love what is happening, I love being here, I love my life”, during and after the show. They are only two hours of your life, but two hours where you forget about the world, the only thing that matters is that band in front of you. Those two hours you forget you have a project due April 18th, you forget your ex exist or that you argue with a friend, you forget about everything and for two hours you feel invincible, you feel like that there is nothing wrong in the world, you feel like there are no problems. This is what is so important about concerts that you are in another universe, a universe without chaos and there is only happiness. Of course, it is amazing that Chris is blowing his last breathe after “Viva la Vida”  on your face or that you have Ed Sheeran’s pick, but even if Chris looks like an ant, that ant is allowing you to forget your problems for two hours.

Ahora sobre Coldplay. Coldplay es la banda que todos conocen, nadie te puede decir que no saben quiénes son, nadie te va a decir que no conoce por lo menos una canción y nadie, pero absolutamente nadie te va a decir “apaga esa canción, no me gusta” (y si lo conoces, sentalo y decile que se replantee su vida porque así no funciona la cosa). La banda toca durante las dos horas, y no es que solo toca, sino que te parras en la mitad del concierto y pensas “no puede ser”, te deja sin palabras.  Pero no solo la manera que tocan es increíble, sino que el juego de luces que hacen con las pulseras que te dan en la entrada, te hacen frenar y mirar alrededor del estadio y darte cuenta de lo lindo que es que todas esas luces son personas con la misma pasión por Coldplay que vos, darte cuenta que no estás solo. Además de todo esto cabe agregar que las dos horas que tocaron fueron bajo la lluvia, un punto extra para Coldplay.
Now about Coldplay, Coldplay is a band that everyone knows, nobody can tell you that they don’t know who they are, nobody is going to tell you that they don’t know at least one song and nobody will ever say “turn off that song, I don’t like it” (and if you know someone like that, sit with them and tell them to evaluate their life, because that is not how life works). The band played for two hours, and is not that they just play, you stand in the middle of the show and think “this is not real,” it leaves you wordless, breathless. But not only the way they play is amazing, but the light show they do with the bracelet they give you at the entrances, makes you stop and look around the stadium, to realize how beautiful it is that all those light are people you share the same passion as you, you realize you are not alone. I must add that, the two hours they played, they played the under the rain, an extra point for Coldplay.

A lo que vengo con todo esto, no es presumir que fui a ver a Coldplay, pero hay varias cosas que quiero destacar antes de ir a ver Supergirl. Primero, el sentimiento que te da un concierto es único, mi recomendación es nunca dejes de ir a un concierto, si podes comprar la entrada, tenes tiempo y te gusta el artista, anda porque nada se compara con el sentimiento que te deja. Segundo, Coldplay es una banda que está haciendo historia, de la misma manera que The Beatles, entonces cuando mis nietos me pregunten si yo escuchaba Coldplay les voy a contar de ellos, de la misma manera que mi abuela habla de The Beatles. Por último, quiero hablar más de estos momentos de mi vida, porque son esos momentos en los que yo siento las emociones más fuertes y en las que pienso como la escritora que me creo que soy “tengo que sentir todo esto para escribir”, entonces me gusta compartir todo esto con el mundo, y espero que el mundo también.
I did not write all this just to brag about seeing Coldplay live, but I want to point out a few things before I am off to watch Supergirl. First,  the feeling a concert gives you is unique, my advice: is go to a concert every chance you can, if you can buy a ticket, if you have time and if you like the artist, go because nothing compares to the feeling it gives you. Second, Coldplay is a band that is making history, just like The Beatles, so when my grandchildren and ask me about Coldplay, I’ll tell them all about it the same way my grandmother tells me about The Beatles. Lastly, I want to talk more about this type of moments in my life, because there are moments where my emotions are strong and where I think as a writer “I feel all of this, so that I can write later about it,” so I like to share with the world and I hope the world likes it too.


Love

Pili

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

How to survive your first year at university






This week I started my second year at university. Even though, last year was a hard one, I’m starting this one with high spirit and hoping to be a better one. Luckily I was able to survive, not by myself with a lot of help from friends and family, and in case you are a freshmen this year and you feel completely lost, which we all did, here are a few tips to get by your first year.
                                                                              
  1.    Use an agenda.

I know I’ve been saying this a lot but, an agenda helps you so much, especially in the first year. You’ll get ask for assignments, reading, exams, etc. an agenda will help you to remind you once you get home.

   2.      Re read your class.

It took me a while to realize how helpful this is. Not only are you getting yourself a head for the exam, but when you get back to class you will not be so lost.

  3.    Don’t stack up work.

I think it is so much better to do your homework as soon as you get it, because then you’ll get more and more work, but little time. So it is always better to do your work as soon as possible.

  4.    Take some time off, everyday

Everyday remember to take some time off to do something you like. Do not spend all day with work from university, take some time to read, go for a run or whatever you like to do. You’ll be more relax, and will go back to your assignment feeling fresh.

  5.    Buy all the materials.

Even though they cost a fortune, buy all the books you need and read them, of course.

  6.    Weekends are your days off, not every day.

This year, I promised myself I was hanging out with friends only on weekends, last year I will get distracted and do not do my homework. Even tough lunch with friends sounds amazing on Wednesday, you’ll stack up on work. By the way, if this is your activity to get your mind off, go ahead.

  7.    Learn to fail and learn from that.

You will fail, and you’ll hate it but you will eventually learn from your mistake. Maybe you didn’t study enough or you did not get enough sleep, so you know for next time.
Love

Pili

Friday, March 4, 2016

February Favorites

Another month of 2016 has come to another, way too fast. I hope you enjoyed my little reflection from my last post, I’ve been planning it all month and I was so excited to post it. Other than those things that I’ve mentioned in my post, there are some things I’ve been enjoying  from make up to a TV show I watched when I was way too young to get it.





I’ve been wanting a red lipstick for a while now but I never really dare to buy it because I did not know how it would look. When I tried this one after my dad gave it to me for my birthday I feel in love. I felt pretty Taylor Swift when I wore it, an effect that only MAC can give you to be honest.

My makeup got stolen in December and I was really needing a new mascara since I kept stealing my mom’s, she owns this one and I loved it, so my dad got me this one as well. I’m so in love the way this mascara makes my eyelashes and I love how you have two wands so you can have either voluminous or define eyelashes.

I love wearing eyeliner, I can’t go out to parties or clubs without it. But I always have trouble since by the end of the night you can see the eyeliner smear all over my face. However, this eyeliner is clumsy me proof.

It actually runs in my family to have bag under my eyes, that and the fact that I barely get any sleep, this is a lifesaver. My concealer also got stolen so I asked my sister for this one while she was on vacation and I love it. Not only the fact that is a bar is amazing but the way it works, just makes wonders. Also, they have so many different tones.

Although this one is a little bit darker than my usual tone I think it is amazing for the summer, where you might want to look a little bit tanner. I adore BB Creams, and after a friend told me to get Maybelline I begged my mom to try and find it while she was in the US. This one leaves your skin so hydrated and so smooth, it’s perfect to wear it all day.




  6.    Cath Kidston Overnight Pouch//Similar here
Not only the design is really cute but I love the size and shape of this one. I love how all my makeup fits there perfectly and whenever I have to travel or go somewhere I can just grab that and take it with me.





  7.    Spotlight
Every single second of this movie I was focused on the screen, and that is hard for someone like me. Maybe it was because I want to be a journalist and do this kind of work but I couldn’t turn my eyes away. This movie is genius (it did win the Oscar for best movie), I love how it shows you an issue that many people turn their head away from. This is a movie I highly recommend to watch for anyone, but really, if you want to be a journalist this is a must watch.




  8.    Blue Neighborhood by Troye Sivan
No surprise here, another Troye Sivan album out, and it is added to my favorites. I’ve been listening to this album none stop, I listen it while I’m working out, while I take the dog for a walk or when I’m studying, it is just an album to do anything. Last week he released his Youth music video and I loved every single second of it, because it is my favorite type of music video.

  9.    Gilmore Girls
Oh yes this is an old one. I remember my sister watching this when I was younger and now that is on Netflix I decided to watch it as well. It is one of those shows that every girl needs to watch, like Gossip Girl. Just amazing.






  10.                      Looking for Alaska by John Green
Lastly, this book. I read it when I was 16 and I really loved, and now reading it again four years later I just remember how great it is. It reminds me a lot of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, so of course I’m a big fan. I simply adore the way John Green writes, everything he writes I feel in love. And I love the fact that is the 10th Anniversary edition.

What have you been loving this month?
Love

Pili

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Dear February,






You were month were I decided to finally be ok. But mostly, I made the decision to be myself, something I wasn’t for a long time. I started listening to Nirvana again, and Paul McCartney, some of my favorite artist I had miss in this hiatus of being me. I stopped listening to people and hop on the bike again. I also, threw myself in the water and no words can explain how it felt, to be one with the water, to allow my arms and legs to move freely, and to forget everything for an hour or more and just be inside the water. I opened my story again, a file that had been closed for months, I finally wrote again. I felt like my hand couldn’t stop and I felt that connection a writer feels with their characters.
At times, however, I felt suffocated. Like I could not breathe in this town. I felt trapped, trapped in a world I didn’t not belong. A place where I do not want to felt classified as. I need to get out, that’s the only thing that went through my mind. I realize I needed time off, but I still haven’t taken it. I felt like I could not continue living in this town and I needed to step aside. I still do, but I have to live with it at least for three more years. That’s ok I guess.
And lastly, in this second month of the year, I saw life differently. I made the decision I was not going to care. I was just going to “ef it”, if you know what I mean. My life is moving forward, I was going to go on without a care in the world. Not only what people say, but what was happening around me. I need to just think for a second and then turn around. I realize that by caring and worrying nothing happens. I realize if other people do not care, then nothing is going to change them, so just go on with life.
Love

Pili

Monday, February 29, 2016

Cocomelody Wedding Gowns*






The lovely people at Cocomelody asked me once again to write a post about their gorgeous dresses. If we are being honest, I’ve never been a fan of wedding dresses, but this ones are seriously beautiful. Pretty sure when the times come I’ll pick a dress from their site.



There is something so dedicated and beautiful about a low back wedding dresses and this ones are no exception. Not only does it give it a sexy touch but it is also so beautiful. I always felt like low back dresses do not anything else to make the dress perfect. I love the fact that Cocomelody offers different shapes and designs.



Not only are there low back dresses, but they also have backless gown which I also adore. They have that detailed touch with a little bit of sensual feelings. To be honest I wouldn’t be able to choose between these two!





Also, before I get back to studying, a little reminder that Cocomelody is having a great sale that you should really check out!


Love
Pili

*This post was sponsored by Cocomelody

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

How do I stay motivated


Photo credit: 9gag

I feel lIke we all go through some moments where it is hard to find any motivations. Sometimes we lay in bed and do not find the need to even get up, I get it, I deal witH it first handed and had peOple around me deal with it. Other times, we simple feel like giving uP, the amount of times I wanted to quit the blog bEcause I did not find a reason to go on, or maYbe yOu feel like quit yoUr workout. I wrote a list of the things that helped stayed motivated when I lack of any of it.

Picture your goal
When you feel liKe you can’t go on and you feel like there is no reason to go oN, remember why you started. Remember what your gOal is. When I feel like giving up, I remember I alWays wanted to be a wrIter or a journalist. Even if it is for the money, reMember why you started doing this.

Surround yourself with people who help you
Some people are toxic, and they are bad influence. Some people make you lose motivation and drift you away from your actual goal. Surround yourself witH people who motivate you Every day and remind you every day why you started.

Work on it everyday
EveRy day, take some time to work on your goal. WeathEr is 5 minutes or half an hour, do it. I try to write every day, is a nice reminder as to why I started not only the blog but my career. Even when it comes to staying healthy and working out, do a small workout every day, even a 20 minute walk is something.

Do your research
Take your time to do your research and understand what you want. Understand how you really want to achieve the goal. How should you approach it? Also, do in research reminds you of what your goal is all about.

Take some time off
Maybe this one helps me the most. I like to take some time off For myself usually when I wOrk out and Remind myself whY I’m working so hard. SO, take some time for yoUrself to simply think.

Love
Pili
Ps: this is one is dedicated to someone I know, who has a hard time getting out of beds some days. You probably don’t read this, but I did think of you.