Sunday, 20 October 2013

Domingo

I do love Sundays. 

Especially ones where I can indulge in a little 'me' time. I think it's important to pay some attention to what ever it is you want to do at least once a week & today was that day!

I woke up after a mini sleep-in (8am) and after seeing the grey skies outside, I decided it was definitely a porridge type of morning. There is nothing more comforting than a warm breakfast on a miserable day - at least, in my opinion! 

In the past I've always opted for the quick & easy sachet porridge, but there is something quite therapeutic about making your own from scratch (obviously not the most tasking thing, but nice nonetheless). A combination I've been loving these past few weeks is;

♥ 50g Porridge Oats
♥ 300ml Almond Milk
♥ 1/2 a Royal Gala apple (chopped into chunks, added while simmering)
♥ 1/2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon (added while simmering)
♥ Handful of Sultanas
♥ Drizzle of honey (optional)  

It's such a lovely bowl of sweetness (if you can't tell I have a very sweet tooth!) without there being too many added nasties. When I have the spare ten minutes or so required to put together & eat it, I love to treat myself to this!
Something I've also been getting into recently is yoga. I've always loved the 'idea' of yoga and all the benefits, physically and mentally, that you can get from it. So, I invested in a new yoga mat, searched the net for some tutorials and began! One of my favourite instructors is Tara Stiles. Her channel has hundreds of wonderful (and fairly short) yoga flows to follow, plus there's everything from weight loss yoga to just a gentle stretch. Today I opted for this video, which I have done a few times now as it is just so relaxing yet energising all in one.
After this I had a good cuddle with my ratties; Skye & Pebbles. Their little faces never fail to make me smile. They're always up to mischief and they genuinely make me laugh out loud when they're scurrying around, even when I'm by myself (crazy rat lady, I admit).  

Despite Sunday's generally having a very lazy theme, I do sometimes (sometimes being very rarely) apply a little bit of makeup to make myself feel a bit more put together. Today's picks were;
Skincare
♥ Keihls Ultra Facial Moisturiser
♥ Keihls Avocado Eye Cream

Makeup
♥ Bobbi Brown Corrector - Light Bisque
♥ Mac Omega Eyeshadow - through brows
♥ Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer - 51
♥ Maybelline The Falsies - Black
♥ Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner - Nude
♥ Bourjois Cream Blush - 04
♥ Korres Lip Butter - Rose

Clearly I'm not a 'five product' girl, but I did try use minimal products to create a dewy, natural base with just a hint of colour on the lips & cheeks! Quite different to my usual full face of makeup look, but I actually quite like it.
For the rest of the day I will be working on my personal statement for my PGCE application (eek!) & cooking some kind of Sunday Dinner, of course! All the while lounging around in a big hoodie, with rattie tickles in between. Perfect!

What are your plans for the day?
xo
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