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The year to date

Hello gentle viewers, how are we all doing?

So 2018 is just flying so thought I would catch you up on where I am. So I took a break from the old blog as I just didn’t feel like I had anything worth talking about, I’d lost my inspiration and well basically life just got in the way.

But starting to feel like I’m ready to be back so here we go, quick recap on the year so far

January

New year, new me…….. nah i started with 10000937463 resolutions as always and right now I can’t remember a single one. Had a birthday, the big 37 came and went with the minimal of fuss, and by that I mean no one remembered, my own fault for taking it of my Facebook but come on guys.

February

Returned the old bouffant to its more natural colour, brunette. So far it not the worst so I can live with that. Found out I had a place on the great north run so quite chuffed about that so pretty excited to start training. Started a new work placement in London, which has been fun if a little ( a lot) expensive.

Oh yeah and then subsequently handed my notice in

March (so far)

Cut my hair super short, loved it for 0.00064 seconds. Pierced my nose again! Bought all the books,way to many for any sensible person to reasonably want but hey.

I’m also setting some new goals/resolutions because who says they just for Jan 1st.

1) hardest but most interesting. Not cutting my hair till I’m 40. That’s right 34 months to see what can be done, I must caveat this by saying there may be the odd trim and shaping into style while it’s growing otherwise it’s just going to be a little to cray for work etc

2) read at least 1 book a month. Should be easy but as life gets so busy sometimes it’s the little things that slide. If you have any recommendations let me know.

3) train for the GNR, its a half marathon but as someone who can’t currently run 5k this is going to be super hard. Send me all your positive thoughts please.

4) get these expenses and debts sorted, curb the spending and start the saving.

I’ll be tracking the old hold hair progression as I go. Here we are at present

Speak soon lovelies

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What I did on my holidays

So this years summer travels took me across the sea to beautiful Jamaica. More specifically the luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay and it was stunning. 

The rooms were decked out with either a super deluxe king bed or 2 doubles, tv, fully stocked mini fridge, bottle of vodka and rum.  Jacuzzi bath, double sink bathroom, toilet, shower etc. But rooms are rooms anywhere.

We chose the luxury side as it was adults only, so no kids. Personally heaven for me. Unlimited visits to the a la carte restaurants, branded spirit drinks etc.

My favourites were the Jamaican and Japanese. Mainly for the food but the shows they put on are super fun. Oh and who doesn’t love a good buffet breakfast 

       

 The beach was exquisite, private and peaceful. I tried to get down there each morning before others arrived. Just to have some me time 

        

Pools were clean with constant entertainment or quieter areas if you wanted to peace, grounds lush and green.

     

           
This was 2 weeks of relaxation, reading and rest

Below are a few of my holiday essentials;

Sunscreen and after sun lotions -stay safe

Books, with my personal recommendations

Sunglasses these are Joanie Clothing 

Chub rub stick

Bug repellent 

And the famous big cup, super for filling with cocktails and keep it them cool

Aint no Mountain high enough

Bowser this month My Little Box really went for it this month, after being slightly disappointed last month i am blown away.

So what did we get

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Socks – can never have to many right. these are little comfy socks, wear them round the house to keep the chill off. sticking reading cold feet on the back adds that cute little touch

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Lip balm – bright red, cute packaging and a lid that won’t jut pop off and leaving you with a balm covered in hair, fluff and whatever else you might have rolling round the bottom of your bag

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Benefit Porefessional – this is a product I used to use all the time. I fell out of love with it line as a whole, but I still have a soft spot for this one. Its a great little primer and really does take some beating

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Polar Icy Magic Eye Energiser – not heard of this product before but the note tells me that it helps to drain puffy eyes, erase dark circles and even boost eyelash growth. Will add it to my bag and try it out

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other little extras in this months box included a pin badge, a little posit-it note pad in the shape of mountains and a chunky ski snood knit pattern!

Have you tried any of these products before?

if so what did you think?

Box of LOVE

Its that time of the month again….. Glossy box time

As it’s February its all about the love so lets see what i got

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This moths offerings were;

La theorie des Volcans Face Scrub – I’m firm believer in a good ole scrub. Clear away the dead skin a build up of time and oils on your gorgeous face, always make me feel extra clean and ready to face the day.This is one with a twist, its also a face mask, apply and wait till it change to grey then wash away. Its paraben and silicone free, vegan and 90% natural! I cannot wait to try this out

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Jeanne Arthes – L’Eau de Rose – this literally smells like the rose perfume you tried to make when you were younger. By that I mean when you tried to make it and you thought how it would smelt, not the weird dead flower mess you were actually left with.  It is so light and breezy with a little hint of the gorgeous rose scent. This is my handbag bottle for the month!

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Mememe – Beat the Blues (oyster gold)- a skin illuminator to give you that light dewy finish. Will be trying this out on my next evening out…. whenever that may be

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Ciate in Fade to Greige – a gorgeously taupe colour to bridge that gap from winter to spring. Once my nails have recovered form the false nail removal I will be painting the town greige with this colour!

 

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hope you’re all having a lovely February.

have you tried any of the above?

 

 

 

My Little Box (in a bag?!)

So as previously mentioned I subscribe to 2 ‘subscription ‘ boxes Glossybox and My Little Box

I recently received my first of the year, so lets see what we have. This one is different from previously boxes as it’s not a box! It is in fact a cute little bag. This months theme is a Fresh Start, perfect for January. I love the idea of fresh starts, do overs, resolutions etc. This months contents were a mixed bag (loves a good pun also) 

Contents of this months box are;
Timeless planner -this I love. I’m all about the stationary so expect to see more of this in future

Ultimate blends honey treasure- hair treatment which I am super excited to try. Anything to help mine grow and stay strong

Merci Handy berry cool toothpaste- now I usually need sensitive toothpaste but I’ll give it a go and see how it stacks up

My little box own hand cream and body lotions- I do love their own brand products but I seem to have a lot of these at the mo so a little same for me 

 

Anyone else tried any of these before?
If you are interested in your own subscription Details here

January Glossybox

So i currently subscribe to 2 subscription boxes. Glossybox being one of them.

I recently received my first of the year, so lets see what we have. Titled the Edible Edit with Deliciously Stella, i was super intrigued, wondering if this might be food based. Turns out it is a collaboration with Instagrammer Deliciously Stella (no, me either). A quick look on her page and its a very tongue in cheek look at the fads of super foods, latest diet phenomenon etc, i could definitely get on board with this!

Contents of this months box are;

Manuka Honey hydrating and moisturising mask, erm yes please

Unami illuminate Mil cleanser

Nip + Fab Kale fix moisturiser

Spa to you Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush and Massager

Matte Eyebrow Palette

 

 

has anyone tried any of these products before?

any thoughts?

To find out more on how to subscribe Click here  

 

 

 

you are all Invited

So i recently joined in a twitter chat with the We are Thirty Plus crew, the topic of the week was perfumes. Specifically it was in collaboration with Michael Buble’s new scent, By Invitation

Now I’ve never done a perfume review, mainly because I’m not great with describing smells, well not in the way that a PR company would probably like.

However following the chat the peeps behind the chat contacted me to say I had ‘won’ a bottle of the scent and low and behold it arrived on my doorstep a few days ago

So here we go,

First impressions of the packaging – clean, crisp, classy. Just like the main man himself!

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Then to the bottle – well designed, a little quirky, cute, different. Certainly identifiable and will be kept and added to my empty collection once finished. 

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So for the big finale

The scent itself is crisp and fresh, lasted all day , as always the smell changed as the day goes on but it never faded away to nothing. I have received quite a few compliments this week and been asked a few times what perfume I’m wearing, always a good sign. It’s not fussy, overpowering or spicy.

I couldn’t tell you what the smell contains specifically but it certainly ticks all the boxes for me

Essently its the perfect perfume and I’m sure will become one of my go to scents in future

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here is my face!

so i am very much an all the gear no idea kinda gal with most things in my life.

My face is one of them. i have all the makeup and brushes a girl might need but no clue how to slap it on and make it look good.

therefore i enlisted the help of the gorgeously talented  Frankie Noone from @frankie_noone on twitter and frankienoone on the old instagram to help make me look semi human

you get me right?

so i wanted a perfectly natural day look.

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nailed it

then i wanted to be able to build it up for a subtle evening look. this is where i usually struggle, I add far to much and look like i just dived into my mums make up bag and motorboated the blush.

Ta Da

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apologies for the extreme close up and grey roots but hey thats life

 

Frankie’s studio is a work of pure joy, and she is a total babe

 

 

So here goes my attempt to look more human on a day to day basis

FYI

Make up used was mostly Chanel, MAC, Benefit and NYX

 

Things I’m learning in my 30’s

At the beginning of the year I turned 35. Thats right, officially mid 30’s, officially an adult, a grown up. You know! 

And in the 4ish short months this year has been with us I’ve come to realise a few things. 

1) I’m not in my 20’s, now you’d think that was obvious but it’s harder to realise then you think. I’m in that weird in between age that zero clothes shops cater for, I’m constantly battling being dressing like my mum or looking like a try hard. Help!

2) find a good hairdresser, befriend them, be nice to them and they will always see you right

3) to always condition my hair, like on every wash. And also I don’t have to blow dry it every time I wash it

4) skin care regime is important in currently loving these by Elemis. I try and look after my skin as much as possible. However more often then not I do it for 3 days and then forget then before  you know it it’s the next week. Must make more of an effort 

  
5) to try and cook more from scratch. I’m not the greatest cook, not by a country mile but I try and I’m trying more. I made this dish by the Hairy Dieters at the weekend. Pretty delish if I say so myself 

  
6) to travel more. Not always to foreign lands but to explore the area I live in. Explore the country I live in. But also sometimes to those foreign lands, meet new people, try new food, see other peoples cultures and heritage

7)look after myself. This is the one thing I’ve just realised but yet to put into practice. This is the one thing I need to work on. 

Till next time, I’m just off to find out where all the other 30 something people are at 

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