Marie Nieves

Marie Nieves

Wannabe world traveller. Blogger. Sister, daughter, friend and aunt. My favourite writer is Tracy Chevalier and I always carry one of her books in her bag. I spend most of my free time at home with my nephews and/or walking my Labrador Retriever named Max. I’m an avid lover of photography and a regular author for several blogs.

Life Style

The Most Fun Activities You Can Do If You Need Some Time Alone

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A lot of us have to spend a good portion of our time alone during the pandemic. To make things worse, being alone is very often associated with loneliness, and it’s difficult to shake that feeling even if we know it’s not always true. You could be lonely in a crowd just like you could have plenty of fun on your own. And for some people, having some time alone is a must, as it allows them to recharge their batteries, reflect on their thoughts, and just do whatever they want at their own pace. In short, doing things alone can teach you a lot about yourself. So, if you are the type of person that enjoys spending time alone, or if you feel like you could use some quiet time to learn more about yourself, here are some of the best activities you could do on your own.

Try a new recipe

Finding a fun recipe, shopping for all the ingredients, preparing them, and following that recipe can be very enjoyable. You can take all the time you need, and once you’re done, you’d have a delicious meal to eat and another skill to be proud of. Even if you’re not that good at cooking, there would be nobody witnessing your burnt attempt in case things don’t really go as planned. However, you can always start with something simple and work your way to some more complicated recipes. 

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Go to a restaurant

That’s one way to be sure you’re following social distancing rules. If you don’t really feel like cooking, or if your cooking attempt doesn’t go that well, eating out isn’t a bad alternative. This is usually seen as a social experience, but nobody says it has to be. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a dinner by yourself, and rest assured that many people would envy you, from those who are stuck on a bad date to those who wish they had your confidence. Plus, it gives you a chance to really savour the food and soak up the atmosphere.

See a movie

Since we’re all more or less stuck at home, watching movies and TV shows has become a default entertainment option. Watching a movie alone can help you focus on it better. Additionally, you’re guaranteed to have comfortable seating, you can wear whatever you want, and you can buy all the snacks you want without spending a fortune on overpriced popcorn at the cinema.

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Go on a self-date 

Since most of us are stuck at home, why not make the most of it? Whether you’re single or have a partner, some adventure and self-care is always a good thing. The best thing is that you don’t have to worry if your date will approve of your choice of food, venue, and entertainment!

Think of this as an opportunity to get to know yourself better, so go through all the motions of preparing for and going to a proper date. Start with your getting ready routine, put on something that makes you feel sexy cook or order a fancy meal, have a nice drink, and watch your favourite movie. And if you want to take the date a step (or several) further, why not take a look at your collection of toys and give yourself an unforgettable night with someone who puts you first?

Go fishing

Fishing might sound boring at first, but if you love nature and you need some quiet time to reflect, this is a perfect activity for that. Also, it’s a perfect activity at a time we’re all supposed to be self-isolating to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Just keep in mind that besides the necessary fishing gear, you should also wear some waterproof shoes, so you don’t have to worry about sharp sandy shore or wet socks. Moreover, you can also bring some vegetables and spices, so you can prepare fresh food that you have caught while enjoying the scenery.

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Start travelling alone

While international travel is fairly tricky at the moment, that doesn’t mean you can’t go on shorter trips. Think of it as practice for the time we can resume our normal lives. Travelling alone can be a scary thought at first, especially if you’re a woman. However, if you choose your destination wisely and are a bit more careful, there is nothing to worry about. Plus, you don’t have to travel completely alone – you can still organize your trip through an agency. This way, you’d also force yourself to meet new people, which is a good way to improve your confidence and self-sufficiency. Eventually, when and if you get more comfortable, you can also try organizing your own trips, so you’d have more freedom to explore the new environment at your own pace. 

Learn something new

Learning something new is a good way to spend your free time alone. You can learn a new language, sign up for cooking classes, start dancing, learn how to paint, etc. No matter what it is that you’re interested in, it would never be a waste of time to pursue your hobbies. Moreover, hobbies can be very soothing as well, as many of them take time and patience to be done right. So, while painting, dancing, or cooking, you’d also have the time to think, listen to music, or just rest from your usual obligations. 

 

Spending time alone does not imply being lonely or bored. There are many ways to have fun on your own, and there is nothing preventing you from doing so. Therefore, consider the listed activities, try those that seem the most fun to you, and you’re bound to enjoy your own company.

Fashion

Best Lingerie Trends Celebrities Are Wearing

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Lingerie is a thing that is so private and intimate that it’s an enigma of how something that so few people will see can be such a big deal. But, it is – it’s important for women for several reasons to have good lingerie. For starters, you need to be sure that the pieces in contact with your intimates are made of the highest quality, breathable materials to prevent any medical issues. Secondly, your lingerie can completely transform the way your body looks in clothing, making you feel more confident and daring to wear things you otherwise wouldn’t. And as with everything else – we look to celebrities for guidance, so let’s see what they’re rocking and recommending.

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From fame to lace

Many celebrities who never had anything to do with designing clothing before, like Heidi Klum, are starting their own lingerie lines with all kinds of new ideas for designs – or just sticking to some classics. What you’ll see here (with barely any exceptions) is that their pieces are usually made for them, meaning that while they might have different sizes available, you will still get a shape that fits them, meaning bustier girls won’t have as much luck shopping in Klum’s range if they want those dainty lacy looks that are the face of the campaign.

 

The rise of plus-size

Just a short decade ago, plus-size girls were left with granny panties and maternity bras as only options. Talk about getting the message that nobody sees you as sexy! But that is all changing with rising plus-size models who are changing the game. Take the example of Southern hemisphere model Kate Wasley who, besides forming the Instagram account Anybody Co, has inspired thousands of women and girls to wear stylish plus size lingerie. If you go a bit farther up the ladder, the momma-to-be supermodel Ashley Graham has her own size-inclusive line and has been fighting to put the spotlight on plus-size girls for nearly her whole career. It’s safe to say that with models like these running the show, the future of plus-size fashion and lingerie is in good hands.

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Fully inclusive

If you’ve never had to think about whether you’ll be able to find the right nude lingerie – you’re probably white. As more and more attention has been put on how inclusive lingerie is not, both in sizes and in color, our favorite new celeb-to-entrepreneur Rihanna has stepped in with what people are calling the “biggest hit of her career”. Her Savage x Fenty line is inclusive in so many ways, just like her makeup line was, and it shows what can happen when a woman of color gets to actually call the shots. This has triggered a wave of lingerie lines on Kickstarter and in traditional houses who are also offering inclusive lingerie – including options for trans people.

Dare to be different

While traditional lingerie houses take a big gamble when coming up with something completely new, celebs can do it with less risk, because the pieces will usually sell, just for the name behind them. This can then give the fashion houses the information and feedback from the public as a green light to come out and do something like that, so you can now notice a rise in neon lace, going toe-to-toe with the traditional subtle florals.

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Lingerie is a part of our everyday lives and if something so small can make a big difference in the way we feel and look, then why not put some time and effort to find something that really suits us? There’s certainly plenty of inspiration and recommendations coming from the celebs.

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