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Playlist of the Week – Body Positivity

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Living in a society that is constantly telling us what is wrong with us can be tough on everyone. So every now and then, we need a little reminder that we are great just the way we are, and that our differences are actually what make us special, and the world a truly great place.

So this week’s playlist is all about reminding us that we’re great just the way we are, and our individuality matters.

 

1. Born This Way – Lady Gaga

The ultimate song that tells you to be proud no matter who you are, no matter what your background, race, color, or gender. It’s who you are, so not only should you accept it, you should be proud of it too.

Born This Way

 

2. Scars to Your Beautiful – Alessia Cara

Harming ourselves to look ‘pretty’ is never a good idea, and Alessia’s song became an instant hit purely because it resonated with so many youngsters fighting body image issues.

Scars to Your Beautiful

 

3. Who Says – Selena Gomez & The Scene

The then teen pop idol posed a very important question asking who exactly says that you aren’t beautiful exactly as you are. Her je-ne-sais-quoi attitude is meant to inspire everyone to shed their fears and own who they are, regardless of what anyone else says.

Who Says

 

4. Most Girls – Hailee Steinfeld

Though the title suggests otherwise, the song is actually an anthem that not only praises every girl for her differences, but also tells them to cherish those differences and celebrate them with others.

Most Girls

 

5. Who You Are – Jessie J

While Jessie herself epitomizes the strong, confident woman, her song is quick to remind everyone that everyone is struggling and that we should all try our hardest to be true to ourselves, and in there lies our beauty.

Who You Are

 

Here’s to you feeling happy and confident in yourself, not only because the mirror tells you so, but because your soul does too!

 

Have a great week!

DIY of the Week – Marbled Rocks

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Hi there! What’s a great way to start the week? With a dose of creativity! And in our role as your creative pal, we’re back with another DIY project for you to get your hands on. This week we’re going to make marbled rocks, which you can use as decorative pieces, paperweights, or even just put a bunch of them in a glass bowl to create a cool centerpiece.

So let’s get started, shall we?

 

What you need:

  1. Rocks, ideally white or grey, and as smooth as you can find
  2. Various colors of nail polish (or paint)
  3. Shallow and wide pan or vessel
  4. Water
  5. Disposable gloves
  6. Toothpick or skewer
  7. Newspaper or tarp, to cover your work surface and to dry the rocks
  8. Clear varnish, optional
Image source - Parenting.com

Image source – Parenting.com

 

 

What to do:

Step 1

Find an even-leveled surface (like a table), and lay out your newspaper or tarp. Now take the pan or vessel and fill it with water about halfway. Wash and dry the rocks and keep them ready.

 

Step 2

Take the nail paints, and one by one, start pouring a little in the middle of the water, layering it with another color, then another, as shown in the picture.

Image source – Kiwico

 

Step 3

Now take the toothpick or skewer and, dipping it ever so slightly in the center of the paint pile, drag it to the edge of the paint. You can also make zig-zag patterns or swirls.

Image source - Kiwico

Image source – Kiwico

Image source - Omelto

Image source – Omelto

 

Step 4

Put on the gloves, and then hold the rock and dip it into the paint design, submerging it into the water. Then take the rock out and lay it on the tarp to dry. You can coat the rock with varnish once it dries, and this will help the colors remain strong and fast on the rock.

Image source – Kiwico

 

And there you have it! Your colorful rocks are ready to brighten up any old corner of your house, your desk, even your garden! Hope you have a colorful and enjoyable week!

Image source – YouTube