The perfect pick me ups

This  “secret blogger project” post that was actually supposed to go up last month but lately I have been really busy with school and work which turned into me not having time to finish this post but here it is better late than never. As you can see from the title we're talking about pick me ups. Better known as the things that you feel better, this doesn't necessarily mean you're sad and you need to be cheered up a pick me up could be just a time to pamper yourself after a long week and you want to de-stress or something. But then again you can basically use a pick me up whenever you feel is needed no matter what the occasion is.
 Here are a few thing I do when I need a pick me up.

Paint my nail
Since I’m not a big fan of acrylic nails (I actually hardly wear them really just because they murdered you actually nail) I tend to stick to my natural nails and paint them fun colors depending on the weather, my mood or my outfit. Recently, I've been loving the Color stay Gel Envy from Revlon in the shades 100 Cardshark (pink) and 620 Roulette Rush (red)

Curling up with a good book
I've always had a love for reading whenever I pick up a book it takes me away from reality for a little while. Recently, I have been reading when feel like winding down or trying to kill time, usually I carry a book around with me but recently I've been using the ever so handy Wattpad app and curl up in bed and read for a little bit or until I fall asleep whichever comes first. Currently, I'm re-read Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

This isn't everyone’s favorite thing to do it’s not even my favorite thing to do but it is a good way to blow off steam as well as burning off any extra energy you have. I try to the gym in the morning because it wakes me up and it’s a good way for me personally to start my day of right. If I can’t go in the morning I like to go at night because it helps nut me to sleep after a little bit of an energy burst. This isn't me saying join a gym and go everyday or go walking every single day right off the back, ease into like walking or going to the gym once or twice a week then gradually increase. Soon it will be a part of your daily/nightly routine which will not only give you physical results to look  forward to (which shouldn't be your main cause do it for your health) but health related results that will help you in the long run…pun intended.

Face masks and foot scrubs
I used to only hold off on these for sleep overs but I recently began doing them regularly as a way to relax after a long week of work and school. Face mask really help me calm down and the foot scrub has worked wonders on my feet. I've been using and loving Freeman's feeling beautiful Dead sea mineral anti-stress mask, Golden Grain facial brightening mask as well as the Freeman bare foot lemon + sage scrub.

There aren't many tips I can give you tips on things to do because it is based on the type of person you are. But I hope these do give you some kind of ideas for the next time you want to treat yourself to a little R&R.

(This post is part of a little blogger series I'm taking part in called the "secret blogger project 2015" run by teen bloggers Emily, Rebekka and Charlotte. About 30 of us will be writing twice a week on selected little lifestyle topics and you can also go onto the twitter and Instagram hashtag "#secretbp2015" to have a little chat and view everyone's posts. If you would like to join or know more (we'd love to have you!)  Instagram dm @theperks0fbeingemily or if you don't have Instagram, send a quick email to rebekkarosebeautyxo@gmail.com!)


  1. Really Nice post T'erica, those nail polishes are really pretty colours xx

  2. I've never tried acrylic nails, I prefer to grow out my natural nails and then paint them! it's much more versatile and healthier for your nails too. Lovely post x
    Dalal xo monochromedaisies.blogspot.com

  3. Love this!! some really great ideas and love your blog gal! xoxox

    1. Aww thanks Lois that means a lot

    2. No worries lovely!! and it's true your blog is incredible!! Keep doing you beautiful xxx