Chanda The Explorer

Post nature walk, I got encouraged to categorise my travel, nature and astro- photography posts.

Location: Totteridge Green

London:

Bournemouth:

France:

Spain:

Portugal:

Serene Air

February 2021. Location: Golders Hill Park. Nature Adventures.

A post spurred by going on a walk.

There’s something indescribable about being in nature.

`The air breathed in is greater

Perfect wind down for sleep later

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October 2017 photos. Location: Hampstead Heath Park

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Berries & Cream Snow Nails

Snow day ❄️❄️❄️

I’m pleased to see it after it’s long-awaited appearance, because I was not expecting snow this festive season. Today I was surprised very much to my excitement and captured a photo souvenir.

I got inspired from the sudden fall to paint my nails and used Rimmel London 60 sec polish. I’ve called this “manicure in-between” as I will be re-doing them again shortly with UV gel.

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Portable Gaming & Music 🎮🎵

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Hi there,

I’ve been away from my blog. In that period of time, I’ve gotten back into handheld games, developed nail painting skills and produced a new mix too.

Ohh yeah, I stopped procrastinating and started reading my book again! I may do a review once it’s finished but I’m not too sure yet. I’ve come back into myself – GREAT! Hopefully I can keep it up and not be distracted.

*lets not get sidetracked*

I’ve posted a new gaming video on YouTube:

Click and watch😊

Music:

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Hope you enjoy and stay tuned!💛

Staying In London🌠

 

Welcome back! It’s a new photography post 📸

Hope you all are well and still staying safe. We’ve had news updates on COVID-19 and restrictions have been lifted on social distancing.  Please look at news outlets for more information.

I haven’t been able to do photography, because my digital camera is broken. However, despite the technical issue, I still captured great photography shots.

These pictures were taken on a city staycation near Southbank, London. The roads were empty which helped photograph the moment. It enhanced the scenery and mood of the area. All I could hear were river tides and a silent atmosphere, unless there were forms of transport passing by.

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Shellac Nails: My Home Experience

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This weekend, I treated myself to a DIY shellac manicure and pedicure. I had to wait for the gel polishes to arrive in the post. You’ll need a LED/UV nail lamp, gel polish base and topcoat, and the gel polish colour of your choice.  The lamp cuts the drying time significantly, so you won’t have to worry about smudges or wasting all the hours in the day.

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Taken from my Instagram story. Photo credit: Chanda D W

Getting the nail salon experience is accomodating at this current time. Previously, I spoke about Coronavirus and how we’ve been forced into isolation. The safety measures implemented caused nail shops to close, so we’re unable to get our nails done. However, it shouldn’t stop us producing a replica environment at home. It’s recommended to have a nail kit to recreate this setting. I posted a picture (see above) because I was highly pleased with the outcome and it’s advisable to share your results with others too.

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I did a matching set with the colour Raspberry. It’s similar to a hot pink but much fruiter. I like the thickness of the polish texture and consistency, so I’ll be purchasing more. I want to build up a gel polish collection, so I have more to select from. I might on my way to becoming a nail polish addict (within moderation). I’ve used normal nail polish, but shellac gel far outweighs them all. They are expensive so tread carefully entering this territory.

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Natural lighting shot. Photo credit: Chanda D W

After Quarantine, I’ll still continue to do my own nails. It’s a financial saver and an option to consider while stuck indoors. Doing your nails can balance and focus your energy on the task at hand. Also, a bi-weekly or monthly routine comes handy between salon visits to nourish your nails.

Nail Articles:

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Nailcare routine: Summer Sparki-brights☀️💅🏾

Remember to rub cuticle oil and carry hand cream in your bag 

Take care on your nail journey and see you in the next post! 

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5 Social Media Finds Online📲

Hey,

With all the catastrophe going on due to Coronavirus. I decided to lighten the mood since we’re in solitary confinement. It’s a time to find ways to keep occupied despite the magnitude of the current crisis we’re in. Understandably, we’re unsure how long it will last but indulging in our favourite hobbies or activities will ease the stress during this difficult time. 

I’ll be continuing with the [5] series and sharing my online finds. It’s media which has captured my interest so why not show it to the rest of the world.

See what’s made the list…

  • The Sims 4 Gallery  They’re so many beautiful creations from other Simmers and I built a celebrity rooftop mansion in Del Sol Valley. You’ll find the showcase by searching my ID ‘chandademi’ in the game. Currently, I’m ‘selling’ parts of the house:

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  • Plead The 5th – Young T and Bugsey released a new collection of songs. I tend to not listen to albums/mixtapes but because it’s these two I did. They are both from Nottingham, one of my favourite cities in the UK, so I took the time to listen and enjoyed what I heard. Their music is available on all major music platforms to stream, listen and buy. Also, I’ve written a review on one of their earlier tunes –  Young T x Bugsey – 4 x 4 :

  • ASMR Videos They are the best and I watch them all the time. I like the Marko foam crushes. The crunch is what really gets me! Absolutely love it❤️ . I’d like to share one of my favourite clips:

A message for desktop readers – “(ASMR is so special, it doesn’t align😂)” 

  • BlockuDoku – I found this mind puzzle game from an ad on YouTube and downloaded it from the App Store. It’s easy to use and suitable for all ages:

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  • FashionNova – I see their fashion pictures and usually save my favourite Instagram posts. They are a go-to for online shopping. I’ll leave a link to their website here: https://www.fashionnova.com

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What are your online finds?

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I’ll see you in the next post, stay updated!💛

5 Track Finds From My Spotify Playlist 🎵

Hello,

I didn’t realise I’d be back so soon, but I was encouraged by last week’s post to continue the ‘Top’ 5 series. Who knew one article could spurt another.. well it’s happened now so I’ll have to share them. The songs I’ve chosen are not necessarily based on popularity or what’s current. The tracks can be played on repeat. 

(Listed in non-chronological order)

The 5 songs from my Spotify playlist:

Starting with number one

Music articles:

A few of my favs from this week, thanks for listening and stay tuned for the next post!

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The Sims 4: 3-Storey Mossy Lane – (3 Bed, 2 Bathrooms) 🏡🏠

 

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Photo credit: Chanda D📸

Happy New Year!

Hello & welcome back to my blog 🙂

It’s the first post of the year and I’m glad to be posting again. This time I’ve returned with a new interior design project. The renovated home is a 3-storey house in Britechester.

I’ll be giving access to the completed project and have broken the pictures into categories. It’s easier to look and find a specific room you’re looking for.

It was newly furnished for a family of four. The house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. They recently moved during Summer and were previously located in Honeydew Fields. Eventually, the house became too small, because the family was expanding.

Master bedroom (with office) + ensuite bathroom (top floor):

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Middle floor bathroom, second + third bedroom:

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First/ground floor – living room, kitchen , and small toilet room:

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For more content, check out the other posts and also, I have an Instagram account dedicated to gaming too.

Thank you for watching the exhibition + stay tuned for more posts too!

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