1. ESSENTIALS 

    Whether you’re off for summer or planning a sunny vacay, these fashion and beauty must-haves need to make it into your suitcase.

    1. Jilian’s Phone Case : All cases are handmade and absolutely stunning! Take a look if you want something unique and different : www.jillijills.storenvy.com/products

    2. Made by Dawn swimwear : Hawaiian-born surfer and former model Dawn Peterson has turned her hand to design with her own label Made By Dawn. Her luxury swimwear designs feature petite ruffles, soft feminine colours and elegant cuts : www.madebydawn.bigcartel.com

    3. Glow Cleanse : Simple and practical, Glow users have perfectly described its benefits to include improved physical and mental well-being, Increased energy, weight loss, Curbed food cravings and better sleep. Get back your glowing skin while strengthening your immune system. What more could you ask for? www.boutique-glow.liki.com .

    4. Ashley Bridget accessories : Ashley Bridget embodies the youth, energy, and passion of women all around the world. They believe that true beauty comes from within - it comes from your heart, mind and the way in which you express yourself. Every piece of Ashley Bridget is a work of art that accentuates the charismatic charm every girl encompasses. Embrace yourself, your style and dare to show it off. Order yours on : www.ashleybridget.ca

     5. Zero gravity Phone case : This companyis a culture, a movement, and a brand with an identity. Their mission is not to try to make you look more cool, or more fashionable, but to only embrace who you are individually.They strive to make cases that you’ll love but that will also accentuate who you are. 

    They embrace the weird, the funny, and the imperfect. They hope to only complement the person you already are through our designs. A case is a small part of anyone’s individuality, but they want to make sure that it’s as important as the socks or tee shirt you wear. Take a look on: www.touchzerogravity.com . Enjoy. Love. F. 

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  2. SUMMER LOVE

    Hello guys! Here’s a fresh simple Quinoa noodles recipe with Olives, Basil, Garlic, and Lime that I threw together for lunch in no time. Quinoa noodles (organic, gluten free/ wheat free, fair trade, vegan and kosher) were tossed with olive oil, olives, garlic, basil and lime zest, then finished off with a squeeze of bright lime juice for a simple, happy, light pasta dish. A little bit of chopping, and zesting, followed by some basic sautéeing was all that was required.

    I received these free al dente pasta last week from Little Life Box. The Little Life Box is a monthly subscription program designed to provide health conscious or health curious people with a variety of healthy options as alternatives for common everyday items. The boxes are filled with food and cosmetic items that are likely unfamiliar to the consumer, and provide an opportunity to explore a healthier version of products. Find more here : www.littlelifebox.com . Love. F. 

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  3. THE PURPOSE OF YOUR LIFE

    Finding your destiny or your purpose in life is not the most easily achievable task, as it takes time to get to know yourself. But, the more you know yourself, the more you will be certain of what you want in life and where your destiny lies. Once you start planning out the map of your goals, you will be able to work toward success by taking productive steps forward each day.

    For all of you who feel like life can be better, why not make it better starting now?

    1. You know what you want in life

    This is probably the most essential aspect of living. 

    It is important to know what you want, both in this moment and in the long run, because only then will you be able to take daily small steps toward making your goals realities and putting your ambitions into action. The key word here is “drive.”

    2. You are not afraid to make decisions

    You have the power to create the life you’ve always wanted. You simply need to stand firm behind choices you make. Come to think of it, every single choice we make has the potential to be life-changing and that is the main reason why we shouldn’t be afraid to take decisions. Listen to your heart and you won’t go wrong.

    3.  You always dream big

    Once you discover your inner drive, all you need to do is focus your energy on developing it. The sweetest money you can earn is what you earn from doing what you love. Discover what inspires you and continue to do it. Never underestimate your dreams or yourself.

    4. You try to live as much as possible

    You recognize the beauty of life everywhere you go. 

    True success belongs to people who work hard for it. We live in a highly competitive society, and if you want to be successful, you need to have skills, knowledge and qualities that surpass your competition. You must build a positive attitude and live every day as if it is your last.

    5. You know that magic is in the little things

    Life is indeed short and we should learn to appreciate each moment, which is no easy challenge. Love life. F. 

    Wearing : Embroidered Zara skirt with sequins / Acne white crop top /

     

  4. WHITE LACE 

    Thank you She Inside for this white romantic dress:  www.sheinside.com/White-Off-the-Shoulder-Embroidered-Lace-Dress-p-164542-cat-1727.html .  Love. F. 

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  5. JOY IN A BOWL

    Good evening guys! Start your study night with this protein-packed quinoa breakfast bowl with a touch of sweetness. My only point for the day – you need to give these bowls a try. They are easy, almost completely make ahead, and out of this world.

    What you need?

    1 cup coconut milk, divided
    1 tablespoon chia seeds
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Gogo Quinoa Puffed cereals 
    1 cup whole almonds, roughly chopped
    1/2 cup whole cashews, roughly chopped
    3/4 cup honey
    1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    1/2 mango, chopped or sliced
    1 ounce dark chocolate, chopped, some delicious fresh mint leaves and unsweetened coconut flakes

    What to do? 

    In a large bowl add the quinoa, almonds, cashews, chia seeds. Stir in the honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract. Mix well. 

    Top with the crunchy quinoa cereal, sliced mango and chopped chocolate. Add some mint and a drizzle of chocolate coconut butter or coconut butter if desired. Eat! Love and order your Little Life Box for unique products : www.littlelifebox.com . F. 

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  6. FLOW INTO LIFE

    We all want to be happy and healthy, but for many of us that means reaching a certain level of success as well. So, I have created a list of questions to help gauge your level of success.

    You’re building your future right now. And every decision you make is setting the boundaries, rules, and habits for what’s to come. So, instead of waiting to reach a milestone before you can build the lifestyle you want, let’s set the right foundation now for future success to grow. Because happy, healthy people change the world. Burned out people just fuel their egos.

    1. Am I failing enough?

    Thomas Edison said it best, “I am not a failure, I just found 1,000 ways electricity will not work.” But with a little more perseverance, electricity was born. Never give up on your dreams — keep going! With each new failure you have a new opportunity to achieve success. If you aren’t failing enough, you aren’t trying hard enough.

    2. How much fun am I having?

    Successful people gauge their success by the amount of fun they’re having. Successful people absolutely love their jobs, so for many it doesn’t feel like they work a day of their life — in fact it’s mostly play.

    3. Do I use my fear to motivate action?

    We all have fears, but the difference between successful people and those who ignore their dreams is fear. Successful people use their fear to motivate them to action instead of letting it take them out of the game and pull them under. Fear can be used as a tool to help guide you to your inspiration.

    4. Am I connected to my inspiration?

    You have to stay inspired and use actions to create new ideas. Inspiration is the catalyst to self-actualization.

    5. Am I in a state of flow?

    Go with the flow, the waves of life with grace and ease, instead of fighting against the current and pushing in directions that are closed. Relax into the natural rhythm of your life and watch your dreams come true.

    Success is just as much an internal mindset as it is an outward experience. When you realize how much you have to contribute to the world and raise your standards to match that level, the rest will fall into place.

    Because success is really about consciously creating your dream life — the life you were born to live. And, when you do that, you’ll truly be living your life purpose. Love. F. 

    Wearing : Runway swimwear SS14 from Jets Swimwear. 

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  7. JETS SWIMWEAR 

    Hey loves! Tonight, I am excited to share with you one of my favorite collaborators : JETS. Built on the foundations of a premium luxury swimwear brand, JETS Swimwear continues to up-hold a standard of superior quality through its design integrity and unique style. The entire JETS Collection is created with an understanding of timeless, sophisticated elegance, smooth sleek swimwear cut with absolute precision, and straight from Australia, babes! 

    Inspired by beautiful objects, fine fabrics and quality craftsmanship, designer Jessika Allen aspires to make each woman feel beautiful. The result is glamorous swimwear in a combination of soft, sensual fabrics and unique exclusive designs. Stylish, sophisticated and sexy, JETS Swimwear creates an elegant silhouette both in and out of the water.

    The pictures are from my last trip in Palm Beach (as you can see, wind was blowing that day). Go retro in this 50’s-style halter bikini top: https://www.jets.com.au/shop/browse/50-39-s-twist-bikini-top-vision . Love. F. 

     

  8. BALANCE IN LIFE

    How do you create a sense of balance and wellbeing in your life? I ask because so often, it seems we miss the deeper meaning of wellbeing

    1. Get better.

    There are always new and different ways we can improve our way of living. Life is just one long progression, right? The key is to keep progressing positively by having an open mind.

    2. Explore what makes you passionate.

    If you’re reading this, chances are you have a passion, maybe many.

    It’s easy to forget that lots and lots of people walk around without any sense of purpose or direction in their lives. And they probably believe that they just weren’t meant to find one.

    Finding something that you love that feeds your true self can be incredibly freeing and refreshing. When you feel good about what you do, balance and fulfillment come so much more easily.

    3. Build your inner strength 

    As a dancer, I’ve learned that inner strength helps you go through all the challenges that life gives you. Find a way to build this balance everyday. 

    4. Find the balance that’s right for you.

    Don’t try to be anyone else. Make a conscious decision each day to just be you, and to make no apologies for that.

    Focus your energy on determining what’s right for you. It can feel easy to simply go with the flow. But when you discover ways to live your life that fully align with what is in your heart, the reward of balance is unparalleled.

    5. Create balance in your interactions with other people.

    If you aim to maintain balance around you, it will help you maintain balance within. Give as much as you receive. 

    Love. F. 

    Wearing : Just Cavalli Pearl Bra / Zara skirt

     

  9. SUCCESS 

    Successful people often have certain characteristics in common — things like how they don’t focus on their competition but on the courage to honor their strengths. They also surround themselves with positive people and help the ones in need. 

    Success has little to do with luck. Success requires patience. Success requires planning. Success is the mastery of techniques to attain the ultimate goal. Success is a journey, and the experience of getting to your goal is the real reward. What is success to you? Here are my 10 tips for you to mentally prepare for success. Love. F. 

    1. Use fear to motivate action, transform fear into faith 

    2. Sometime failure is part of success, if only you use it 

    3. Train your brain to see good in everything 

    4. Be tenacious with your goals 

    5. Celebrate the happiness and the success of others

    6. Be unapologetic about your unique self

    7. Accept what you can’t change, mindfulness

    8. Learning is part of the process to achieve your goals

    9. You don’t need a reason to help people

    10. Most important, believe in yourself and be true to who you are

    Wearing : You probably have seen this swimwear in runway, Vogue, Bazaar or on Net-A-Porter. Thanks to the fabulous Jessika Allen, successful designer of Jets Swimwear, the Australian most luxurious swimwear. You can find more on their websitehttps://www.jets.com.au/shop/

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  10. REDEFINING REALNESS 

    To be true to yourself means to act in accordance with who you are and what you believe. 

    Be who you are! When you do things that are not genuine or a reflection of the real you, you will not be happy with yourself and will end up confused. Self-respect comes from being true to who you really are and from acting in accordance with your fundamental nature. When you are true to yourself, you allow your individuality and uniqueness to shine through. Be true to the very best that is in you and live your life consistent with your highest values and aspirations.

    In the words of Steve Jobs, ”Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” We don’t have forever to be who we are. In fact, we owe it to ourselves and those we love to be truly alive and authentic in each moment. It is the only legacy we can be proud to leave behind.

    Redefine your realness and show as never before how much you are authentic, unapologetic and wholly yourself. Then, life happens. Love. F.