• Advice

    How To Create And Stick To A Budget In University

    Creating A Budget In University With the fall semester having just begun, I thought I would share some of my favourite tips for creating and sticking with your budget while at university. As a university student, this is probably the first time you get to fully experience what it’s like to be an adult. Of course, a lot of it is a lot of fun but you also have a lot more responsibilities now. One of those responsibilities is being smart with your finances. I realised that creating a budget was extremely helpful for me. Even though I had some money to spend on both necessary as well as a…

  • Life,  Mental Health

    Boost Your Confidence By Practicing Self-Care

    Pexels Boosting Your Confidence Self-care is an essential part of self, and it’s something that you may often neglect. We all have those days where you feel like your confidence is shaken, and you need a little boost to get back up on our toes again. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to boost your trust in a few minutes or less. So here are ways you can take care of yourself so you can start feeling confident again. Take a Warm Shower and Engage in Skincare Skincare is essential and to best protect your skin particularly during the winter when your skin can get dry or cracked.  Start with…

  • food,  Travel

    Foodie Destinations That Will Make Your Taste Buds Sizzle

    If you’re somebody who loves great food and drink, then you know that you always have the best experiences abroad. Yes – you can go to a Chinese restaurant in New York and order chow mein, but there’s nothing quite like visiting Sichuan province itself and sampling the local food. It’s just not the same.  In this post, we take a look at some of the foodie destinations around the world that will make your tastebuds sizzle. We cover destinations for both food and drink.  Bologna, Italy Unsplash – CC0 License People from the US, Canada and northern Europe began visiting Bologna en masse in the 1950s to sample the…

  • Mental Health

    How To Use Art To Improve Your Mental Health

    Image Credit Art Therapy is gaining traction in Canada, especially as more people who enter the profession make as much as 55,000 Canadian dollars annually. Compared to other occupations, the figure might be low, but it shows that art significantly impacts mental health. Considering that 1 in 5 Canadians experience mental health issues, more people notice arts benefits and utilize them as much as possible. Have you wondered how art and your mental health are related? If not, discussed below is how this is possible.  Self-expression Art aids self-expression, an area that people who experience mental health issues can make immense use of. Without words, people can communicate using colours…

  • Makeup

    Beauty Hacks For Busy People

    It’s not always possible to look your best. Be it because of late working hours; juggling family, kids, home and work; lack of sleep or eating well; stress or just a simple lack of time. But we all like to look good (which automatically makes us feel better too) and well-presented, be it at the office or now, in Covid times, on a zoom call! Here are a few hacks and tips to cover up the late nights and tiring days and look like a million bucks (even if you’ve slept for just five hours last night). Image Credit: Pixabay Dry Shampoo There’s a reason for the term ‘bad hair…

  • Uncategorized

    Bye (For Now!)

    My move to self-hosted is going to start soon so I don’t know when I’ll post next but I will post as soon as possible. I may take a few days off to just chill and take a break from blogging since it’s my mid-term break next week anyway. And I feel like I need a mental health break after everything that has happened with WP over the last few days. I also want to take some time to customize my blog after the move and just get everything perfect before I start posting again. I also have some SEO stuff I need to work on. BUT I have so…

  • inspiration

    Inspirational Quotes #13

    I know I usually post inspirational quotes on Sunday evenings/Monday mornings depending on what time zone you’re in but unfortunately a lot has happened this week and I had to get some information out there. Hope you enjoyed these and let me know in the comments below if you did! For similar posts click here. If you enjoyed this post don’t forget to like, follow, share and comment! Enjoyed this post? Then follow me on social media: Twitter Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn HubPages Don’t forget to shop lifesfinewhine! Email me on(guest posts welcome!): insomniacwithanaccent@gmail.com [simple-payment id=”5079″]

  • Blogging

    What Self-Hosting Means For You

    Self-Hosting And How This Will Effect You I just wanted to confirm that I will be self-hosting from here onwards. I contacted WP on multiple occasions asking them to unblock me but they completely ignored me and encouraged me to leave so that’s exactly what I will be doing. To be honest I no longer want to be on a platform that does not really care about its users. Here’s a great article on the basics of self-hosting: https://ellesunpopularopinions.com/the-basics-of-understanding-self-hosting/ I have received multiple emails and messages about the situation and what it will mean for my audience/followers. That’s why I wanted to post this as soon as possible to explain…

  • Uncategorized

    E.L.F "Bitter" Lipliner Pencil Review

    The “Bitter” Lipliner Pencil E.L.F is a vegan and cruelty free makeup brand- all their products are vegan and cruelty-free. They are also quite affordable and tend to be very good quality for the price. The lipliner that I tried out in the shade Bitter is no longer available on the E.L.F Cosmetics official page but can be found on Amazon and other sites. I bought it quite a while back but hadn’t tried it till a few months ago. Pros The first pro for me was that E.L.F is vegan and cruelty free- I am trying to only buy cruelty free products at the moment and I love shopping…

  • Books

    Fitting Necessary Appointments Into Your Schedule

    Edit: I’ve decided to start posting regularly again and I wanted to post about something totally random because I am kind of sick of thinking about WP lol. Thank you for your support and understanding and I hope you enjoy this post! Most of us live pretty busy lives. Most of us work jobs that we have to commute to, or we are working from home and having to adapt to the new working circumstances or if you’re a student like me you are doing online classes or in-school classes. Many of us have children to take care of or pets who we have to walk and groom. That’s before…