Monday, 21 July 2014

FRESH SUMMER LOOK



Hey, guys! I posted a new video few days ago. It's super duper easy and the products used are very affordable. Please check it out :)

Below are some of the products used.

I forgot to take a photo of the moisturiser, primer and foundation. But, I used the Simple Moisturiser, Rimmel Primer and L'oreal Infallible with Brush Foundation. I also used the Real Techniques Sponge to blend the foundation.




Hope you enjoyed :D Please do subscribe to my Channel :D <3

Take care.
xoxo, Xyza 

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Pop of Blue

Hey, guys! Please watch my latest video  on YouTube :)




Take care.
xoxo, Xyza 

Friday, 20 June 2014

Daisy Nailart


Hi, guys! Thanks for stopping by. I kind of made a crap video tutorial but please check it out! :)

Also, shoutout to Alima Yasmin from Daisy Dainty. Please check her blog! Thank you :)

Take care.
xoxo, Xyza 

Monday, 26 May 2014

Dine With Me #2

Hello, everyone! It's bank holiday in Northern Ireland today and my parents are both off so we decided to go out for a dinner at Bryansburn Bar and Grill. It's been ages since I first posted my first 'Dine With Me'. I've been out with them a quiet a lot before but I haven't taken photos as my camera is really big and I just can't be bothered bringing it. I don't want to post bad quality photos either, so yeah. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with bad quality photos, I just don't want it to be on my blog. Anyways, here are some of the scrumptious dish we had earlier. I'm sorry if I don't have nice photographs to show you because I actually feel shy taking photos in public but I tried so here they are:

This is my food. It's a chicken  burger and to be honest this is 10x nicer than McDonalds or Burger King burgers. I actually had to cut the fillet as it was too big. It's an 8oz chicken fillet, coated in Cajun spices served with lettuce, tomato, onion and mayonnaise. I had chips as a side dish.


This is my mum's food.  I believe this is a slow cook beef with onions and salad. I'm not sure, really :P


My dad and brother ordered the same thing and this is the Surf  'n' Turf 10oz Sirloin Steak topped with 4 tiger prawns.

Their chips was crunchy and very enjoyable. Everyone of us had this as our side dish and none got a chance to finish it.

Flower outside the restaurant. I thought it looked pretty so I took a photo of it.

That's it, guys. We didn't get a dessert as we were too full and we could hardly eat our main course. For drinks, my Bum and I had water while my brother had Sprite and my Dad had Carlsberg.


Take care.
xoxo, Xyza 

Thursday, 24 April 2014

My Study Essentials


I always pray and believe that God will answer my prayers before I revise.  Prayer is the most important thing in my study essentials. If you are struggling with your studies right now, remember James 1:5 which says 'If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you'.  

I also read a quote from this blog which says 'GOD IS WAITING FOR THE CHANCE TO ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS AND FULFIL YOU DREAMS, JUST AS HE ALWAYS HAS. BUT HE CAN'T IF YOU DON'T PRAY AND HE CAN'T IF YOU DON'T DREAM. IN SHORT, HE CAN'T IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE'. 

What you sow is what you reap',they said.

Hello, my daisies! Happy Thursday. Starting today, I'm going to try and focus at least 3-4 hours revision a day. I only have 54 days 'til  my last exam which means I will be closing another chapter of my life story. I am currently still waiting for a reply from Queen's University. I am hoping and praying to get a place as applied for Nursing and there are about 2000 applicants and only 200 people will get a place. That is only 10% but I'm staying positive and optimistic.

Anyway, this post is about what I do and what equipments I use when I'm revising. I have to admit I procrastinate a lot which is not very good. Euugh! The joys of revision. 

I am the person who can't sit and revise for hours so I usually get at least 45 minutes break or longer ;) I am also the type of person who opens the book and suddenly dies. Haha! I mean, not literally die but you know what I mean?! 

So here it goes:
This is my pencil case and it is full of mixed items such as coloured pens, ink pens, marker,   small ruler, rubber and pencils.


On my study desk, I always have post it/sticky notes.


Coffee is what keeps me going! Food is optional as I can't concentrate when I revise and eat. If I eat during revision, my focus would divert from revision to the toothsome taste of the food, then, I would imagine sliding on rainbows and land on unicorn land. Haha! But seriously, though. I can't have food beside me when I'm revising because I'm weird like that. I got this mug from Ireland last year during our summer camp.


Who can study without these babies? I mean, they don't necessarily have to be these Stabilo Boss ones but just a normal highlighter/marker. I would put my hands down because markers just make my life easier and make it makes my page look alluring and colourful which motivates me to do revise .  Here, I am using the Stabilo Boss little markers in pink and orange, Sharpie in colour pink, and Pentel in fluorescent yellow. 


When making revision notes, these coloured fine liners are big help. I have other different colours but I tried to minimise the use of different colours because I believe less is more. Ehhh? :P Here,  I am using the Staedler Triplus Fine Liner Dry Safe in colours brown, orange and pink and Stabilo Point 88 in colours red, purple and pink. I have to be honest I prefer the Staedler ones because it makes my writing look nicer but they both work great as the tips are 0.4mm. :) You can get these Staedler Fineliner here and these Stabilo Fineliner here.


I also use ball point pens and ink pens. Here I am using Pentel 0.7mm in the colours blue and black, Uni-ball Gel Grip in black and Pentel 0.7mm ball metal point in black. 

This is just an example of my revision notes. I don't usually use highlighters in my revision notes, just in my handouts and books. 


These eyeglasses are my best buddy as I have a very bad vision. I can't live without these! This is just a normal glasses from Specsavers.


There are moments when I can work in utter silence and there are also moments when I need music to keep me motivated. Revision is boring so I keep music in my study essentials. I usually just use Spotify, go to Browse and play random playlist. I like listening to songs that I'm not familiar with as If I  know the song I would end up singing which is not good in 2 cases firstly because It's a distraction and secondly, I am terrible at singing :P


And then there's my potato face pretending to revise. I hardly study on my study desk. I usually revise in bed and I have to tell you this, most of my duvet covers are covered stained with my pens or markers :P I actually look pregnant in this photo but that's just my hoodie :(

I know that exams are stressful but I believe that I know that I can do all thing through Christ who gives me strength.  

Being passionate about your dreams will make you successful and your motivation, dedication and determination will keep you on track.

Stay focused, stay faithful, stay kind.


Take care.
xoxo, Xyza 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

One Fine Sabbath

  
My ID

HEY, HEY, HEY! It seemed like FOREEEVEEER since I last made a blog post. The reason why I haven't posted anything lately is because of my coursework deadlines and I've been facing computer and typing a lot lately. I just wanted to take a little break and focus on my priorities. But, hey, I am posting this because I just cannot not post even a single thing on the month of April. So here goes something a simple:

Our church had a programme called Jesus7 which lasted for a week (13th-19th April). I should've posted about this event so you would have been able to experience the online seminar. The speaker was Pastor Janos Kovacs-Biro. He's Hungarian but his English was actually great. He's the kind of pastor you can actually listen to without getting bored because he delivers the message invigoratively and his messages are so inspiring, heart-warming, and uplifting. Yes, I am a Christian and I am not ashamed of that. The programme was not to convert people to become Seventh Day Adventists or to become Christians but it was aimed to let the people know about Jesus. 

They set up a marquee outside the church for a mini-exhibition where 4 volunteers were assigned for 2 hours slot to look after the marquee. My parents and I volunteered on the last day of the seminar from 10am-12pm. It was actually a lovely day, the sun was out but it was a bit chilly. We gave some leaftets to other people who were passing by along the street. There were people who ignored us and there were also others who came inside to visit the exhibition. Around 10:40 that day, a man around mid 40s or early 50s came in to the marquee. He was a security of the hospital opposite the building of our church. At first, I though he was just there to visit the marquee and to see the exhibition, but no, he stood there for ages and spoke to Patrick and I. Patrick is another volunteer on that time slot. 

The story of the Pastor on that day was about a 6 year old boy who had cancer and he only had 3 weeks left to live his life. Long story short, the mother rang the fire station to ask for 2 requests. The mother asked the Chief Officer  if the child can visit the fire station but the Chief Officer offered more. He took the child's measurement and made a uniform similar to the ones they have and the child wore it on the day of his visit to the fire station. The mother's second request was for the Chief Officer to send one of the firemen during the child's last day, again, the Chief Officer offered more. The Chief officer asked the mother what room the child was and told her to open the window. The firemen came in through the window and saluted to the child and the child felt very special and happy. The child died, miracles didn't happen but he died happy. 

The paragraph above is just a  a summary of the story and you might not feel inspired or encouraged but I promise that on the actual day that message was so powerful that it made people's eyes water. The pastor's voice was so soothing, so calming, so comforting that inspired everyone. The moral lesson that I learned from that story was that: Like the mother from the story, WE SOMETIMES ASK GOD FOR SOMETHING THAT WE THINK IS GOOD FOR US, but like the Chief Officer, GOD GIVES US MORE THAN WE COULD ASK FOR AND HE GIVES WHAT IS BEST FOR US. We just have to believe in HIM, to obey Him and to stay faithful to Him.

Below are some photos from last Saturday.

  
FAMILY




Apparently, we look alike :3

  
   




  
Mama and I

  
Ash



Inside the marquee.
There were actually more displays and there were 2 televisions one for children and one for adults.




Went to KFC after for lunch. I only had powder and blusher on as we had to go early and I didn't get time to put on proper make-up.
Frontyard
Thank you for reading and hope you all had a lovely and blessed Easter :)


Take care.
xoxo, Xyza 


Sunday, 30 March 2014

Spring has Sprung: TAG


Hey, guys! :) Sorry if I haven't posted anything lately. School is just my priority at the moment. I promise I'll be active on summer. Anyway, I made a YouTube Channel and I just uploaded a video so please check it out! If you are reading this, then, I'm tagging you as well. If you ever made one, please let me know in the comment's section.