November beauty favourites

IMG_5649OMG, can you believe it’s nearly Christmas! who’s excited? Christmas is cancelled for me because I am going on holiday next week and I cannot wait. Since November is now behind us I thought I would do a cheeky post of my favourite beauty buys from last month. I am one of those girls that’s easily swayed by an advert. If the advert says that by using this cream I am going to be fresh-faced, have soft skin and no spots then I am the first person to run out and buy it. I even get pulled into those unrealistic results such as ‘if you buy this shampoo then your hair will grow overnight, you will have endless curls, a new wardrobe full of clothes, find £1,000 on the floor and we will even chuck in a boyfriend’. Yeah I’m that naive, I believe everything.

Anyway here are a few of my favourite things from November;

  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation What an absolute dream. I was in Selfridges on the hunt for a new foundation and it was as if the make-up gods came down and pointed to the Charlotte Tilbury counter. If you have oily skin like me then this is perfect as it is a Matt finish. It is also full coverage and stays on all day. I’ve been using this as my ‘going-out out’ foundation as opposed to everyday use. I have olive skin and it was quite easy to find the right match.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation 

  • Honey & Co Face mask Since it is now Antarctica outside my skin is in the horrors. My skin is crying out for some sun and in need of some tender loving care. I try to do a face mask every two weeks. I find that it soothes my skin and gives me a more vibrant look. I love the fact that the products are all natural and it doesn’t  leave your face looking red and puffy as most face masks do.

All natural Honey & Co face mask

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  • ‘Show’ Dry Shampoo– If you are as lazy as I am then you will agree that washing your hair is an absolute chore, especially when you have a lion mane for hair. Dry shampoo is a literal life saver and makes your hair feel and smell as if you have just washed it.

Best dry shampoo ever

  • Anastasia Beverly hills eyebrow wiz in Granite What were my poor eyebrows doing before this? Not only does this product help to define the shape but it also stays on all day. Go out and get it now.

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Eyebrow pencil that will change your life

  • Sanctuary Spa wet skin moisture Miracle Body Lotion I still haven’t found my go to body lotion as I feel that after a few months my body gets used to the cream and it ends up making my skin dry.  I have only been using this for a few weeks but I am loving it at the moment. The cream dries as soon as your rub it in and the smell is to die for.

Purchase here

 

  • Too faced ‘you light up my life’ highlighter- We all want that show-stopping, glistening glow and this highlighter will honestly light up your life. I can’t leave the house without it. All you need is a fan brush and a little bit of product and you are on your way to having highlighter brighter than your ex boyfriend’s future.

Purchase here

What products are you loving at the moment?

 

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Wednesday inspiration

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This post is inspired by one of my favourite films Cinderella. I know my sister is probably reading this, rolling her eyes and thinking “you say every film is your favourite film”.

I do say this on a regular basis however, this really is one of my favourite films.

                  Have courage and be kind

Not only am I a sucker for fairy tales but I love the messages behind them. Some may argue that in reality you do not get a happily ever after but I disagree. Life is made up of moments and there will be stages when you feel lost but, there will also be times when you feel truly happy. No matter what your current circumstances are, always be true to yourself and stand up for what you believe in. Bad situations do not last forever.

Going into 2018 is going to be hard for us all. The new year means new goals to achieve, things to leave behind, money to save etc. The new year is scary but can also be a much needed fresh start. As long as you go into 2018 with the goal of being a better version of your current self then you cannot go wrong.

You must simply have courage and be kind.

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10 Ways to be healthier

This post is being written selfishly for me as I am sick with the flu again! My immune system is dire and as soon as someone sneezes I know it’s game over. As we are slowly making our way from autumn into winter. I thought it would be a good idea to write a blog post that will hopefully give us all a little push to protect our bodies, and who doesn’t want to be a little bit healthier? Anyway enough of me rambling on, let’s begin.

  1.  Get enough sleep! Studies state that if you are aged between 18-64 years the recommended sleep should be between 7-9 hours. Well you don’t have to tell me twice, I like to think of myself as the modern sleeping beauty. By going to bed early and having a full night’s rest this will allow your body to recuperate and you will be ready for the day ahead.
  2. Breakfast I must admit I do not eat breakfast…yet. It is a known fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So head over to local food shop and stack up on those cereals.

3. Herbal tea I don’t really know how I feel about herbal tea, I have a love hate relationship with it. But the benefits of drinking herbal tea are meant to be amazing. By drinking herbal tea you will supposedly shed of the pounds, fight off the flu and have a good night sleep.

4. Exercise It is recommended that you exercise everyday for 20-30 mins. I am going to be realistic with this one because there is nothing I love more than getting into bed and watching Netflix. Let’s say 4 times a week.

5. Vitamins I have tried to take vitamins in the past but I always forget to take them or the placebo effect would get me and I would start feeling weird (maybe I am a bit of a drama queen). I’ve decided to try again with some vitamins called Repair and Revitalise. They are meant to help you feel good everyday with beautiful hair, skin and nails. I am going to give them a go and see how they work. They will be linked on my Instagram if you want to try them.

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6. Fruit and Veg 5 a day people, you know the drill.

7. Meditate  I am really really excited about this one. I have never meditated before but I plan to meditate for 10 minutes every night before I go to bed. The idea is to unwind, shut down your brain and relax. I have attached a meditation for beginners guide for those that want to join in.

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8. Drink water the recommended amount of water to drink per day is 2L. If you buy a bottle at the beginning of every day you will be able to finish it in no time.

9. Balanced diet I AM NOT a nutritionist because I love Mac Donald’s, so I can’t really advise on this. But the plan is not to eat junk food and eat carbs and fat in moderation. I plan to eat lots of protein, meat and brown rice.

10. Go on holiday  Yes Yes Yes No matter what job you do or how hard you work, everyone deserves a holiday. Holidays give you some relaxation time. So by the time you come back you are more motivated than ever.

I will be doing this for the next month and reporting back. Why not join in with me and see if it makes a difference in your life.

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Why?

Asking ‘why’ used to be an everyday thing for me. Why do I have to get up? Why do I have to go to work? Why do I have to clean the dishes? Why are things never easy? Why did this happen? Why why why why why why why why?

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But one thing I have come to realise is that we are never going to have an answer to all of our whys. Sometimes we will never know why we haven’t won the lottery or why it never worked out with the love of your life. Unfortunately this is what life is all about. Things will go wrong and events will occur without an explanation and no matter how hard you rack your brains and try to give a find a reason for it, sometimes there never is.

But what you have to do is believe in yourself and the timing of your life. If something doesn’t go the way you want, use this as a lesson and learn from it. Life is a blessing in itself and we cannot control the way the world works, trust me I’ve tried.  Always be true to who you are and don’t even question when things go wrong.

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Just remember that the universe works in mysterious ways and it will all work out in the end.

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November- How to create goals and smash them

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Hi Lovelies,

I cannot believe that it is 5th November already, time really is flying by. I must admit Autumn/Winter is not my thing. I’m going to sound like Scrooge here but I hate the cold! I don’t really care for Halloween or Bonfire night and I hate having to wear tights. If I could turn into a bear and hibernate for the winter I would.

Anyway enough negativity, it’s a new month and what always comes with a new month? A fresh start to achieve your goals. One thing I always seem to struggle with is prioritising my goals. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed then you end up procrastinating and before you know it a whole month has flown by.

I am going to give you a few little tips and tricks that I have learnt to not only create your goals but to smash them.

  • First decide what you want to achieve. Then write a list separating you short-term goals to your long-term goals.
  • Post-it notes, write down your goals on post-it notes and stick them all around your bedroom. The more you remind yourself of your goals the more likely you are to take steps to achieve them.
  • Take an hour out of everyday and focus on one goal at a time. Make a plan and put it into action.
  • Stay motivated, depending on your goal this could take a while to achieve. Let’s say for example, that you are looking for a new job. For most job hunting can be a drag and extremely disappointing, especially if you don’t hear back right away. But do not get de-motivated, read over you goals and remind yourself why you are doing this.
  • Once you have reached your goal, give yourself a little treat because you deserve it.

I hope everyone’s November is positive, productive and filled with inspiration.

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Healthy mind, Healthy life

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I never really understood what it meant to have a ‘healthy mind’. It wasn’t until I read Jen Sincero’s book called ‘How to be a bad ass’ that I realised how many negative thoughts I had floating around in my head. Think of your mind as a mini you. I always imagined my mini me to be like the Lizzie McGuire cartoon (who looked like me of course) and boy is she a bi**h. Not only did she make me second guess every decision I’ve have made, but she is also a procrastinator.

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Some of you might be thinking ‘what is this girl talking about’ but take some time out today to really think about your thoughts. How many thoughts are positive? Are you constantly worrying or thinking about the future. Do you want to do something but the little voice inside your head makes you think otherwise? That is your mini me and she/he is working against you.

It’s taken me a while to shake her off and don’t get me wrong, I still have some unhelpful thoughts but I have managed to change my mindset for the better. We only have one life and we need to make the most of it. Always remember that anything is possible! 30 years ago the internet didn’t even exist, yet here I am sitting in a cool cafe blogging about personal development and well being.

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By having a good, positive mindset you will be able to overcome anything that life throws at you. So next time your mini me decides to show up give them a little flick and carry on with the rest of your day. Be as positive as possible and focus on what makes you happy.

 

 

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Birthday Brat

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So it was my birthday on Friday the 13th October (spooky). To be honest the only scaring/annoying thing that happened was my WiFi has stopped working and the light bulb in my room went out. So, I am another year older and wiser. I always get really nostalgic around my birthday, I usually end up crying and stuffing my face with cake while egging myself on “YOU CAN DO IT BRUCE”.

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But this year I feel different. I’m motivated to make some much needed changes and get my life together, woohoo go me! Birthdays give you a fresh start, it allows you to let go of the past year and look toward’s the future. I am hoping that this time next year, I will have made some necessary changes. Yesterday I was speaking to my friend Nicki and we were saying how much we wish that the wisdom that we had now, we had when we were 18 years old. But I guess life doesn’t work like that.

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Always see your birthday as a new start, another year older and another year wiser. Write a letter to yourself for your next birthday and include all of your goals and dreams. Include all of your feelings, happy and sad. Then seal it up in an envelope and keep it somewhere safe so that you can open it on your next birthday. Not only will this act as motivation for you to reach all of your goals but it will also be nice to see how far you have come. See it as a little present to yourself.

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