I thought treating myself to this lovely organiser would keep me a bit more organised this year, although it didn’t start well with me posting this....
I've used most of these brushes now and I can honestly say they are lovely! They are super fluffy and make makeup glide on wonderfully....
I am seriously loving living in our own place. Not only can we eat and do what we want, but we can create our own space, exactly how we want it...
I try not to get sucked in by beauty and blogger hype but when it comes to the Kylie Jenner lip craze; I couldn't not get involved...
As you can probably tell I have been loving lip products this month! If you'd seen my recent blog post, I have been donning the Kylie Jenner lip lately...
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Sunday, 3 January 2016
2015 saw a few ups and downs for me, like everyone I'm sure. I feel like 2015 was the year I began to feel a bit more grown up as Dan and I settled into our first home together in January and we've made it a whole year without killing each other! I have loved having our own place and being able to make it our personal space, although I think I may have got a bit obsessed with tidying! 2015 was filled with lots of special family moments with holidaying with Dan's family, my nephew Harry turning 1 and having a short break with my family near the end of the year. Spending time with my loved ones has continued to be my top priority. Things can change so quickly, so I like to value what I have as much as I can. I also had some great times with my closest friends and I made a friend for life this year, which has been such a special friendship to cherish.
Last year was definitely not the year for my blog or YouTube channel. 2013-2014 saw my best growth and amazing opportunities arose from my YouTube channel, but 2015 was a little harder. In previous years I had more time to spend on planning and executing content for my blog and YouTube, but with a busy full time job I started to struggle last year. I put a lot of pressure on myself as I was constantly comparing my content to all my favourite YouTubers and bloggers. Being in this little world of creativity can be so amazing and inspiring, yet it can also be very intense and intimidating. It can be so easy to see people as having the perfect life online because people only show the best bits. No ones going to Instagram that day when they sat in their PJs all day, with greasy hair and ate baked beans for dinner! 2016 will definitely be the year that I try to stop comparing my worst self with everyone's best selves.
Last year was not all bad on the YouTubing front as I got to meet new people and attend some cool events which is what really helped put everything into perspective. If I'm honest, I got very close to drawing a line under my blog and YouTube channel in 2015 as I struggled to see where it was taking me, but after having small breaks, I came to realise that it was the little community I had grown that was the most important and I still really enjoyed making videos and it's still a rewarding hobby for me. I also forget quite often how much having a blog and YouTube channel has taught me and how it has aided me build my career so 2016 will be the year that I try to push my content further to teach myself more and more.
At the end of last year I decided I needed a change and I was extremely proud that I bagged myself a new job, which I am starting the first week of January so I really feel like this new year really is a brand new start for me! I'm not going to pretend that I'm not anxious about the change as change does terrify me, but I also know that it's a good challenge for me and I think it's important to step out of your comfort zone when you get the opportunity to.
2016 will be the year that I enjoy my blog and YouTube for what it is and don't pressure myself if I struggle sometimes. It will also be another year filled with little trips, whether that be in the UK and/or abroad and I can't wait. I think it's so important to take breaks and visit new places, even if that is just in the UK. 2016 marks Dan and I's 10th anniversary which I can't quite believe so I cannot wait to celebrate that in August and spend another year living with him. I hope that I can worry a bit less in 2016, but that's just built within me so who knows if that will be achievable! Most of all in 2016 I need to remember it's important to live each day, and each week as it comes because you never know what's round the corner.
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
I thought there wasn't a better place to start other than getting you up to speed on some of the highlights over the last few months (if you don't follow me on Instagram!).
A little time before The Bloggers Market I attended my cousin's wedding and I had to share this photo as the decor was beyond gorgeous. This image would have to sum up my dream wedding. *sigh*
Back in August Dan and I celebrated our 9th anniversary and he surprised me with a trip to Norwich, one of our favourite places. I'm not sure why Norfolk holds such a special place in my heart, but it does. I love the city and I love how close to the pretty seaside you are too. If you do visit Norwich any time soon, make sure you grab an Oreo brownie from Cupcake and Co in the market..nom nom.
Last month I was lucky enough to be invited to Fleur De Force's beauty launch and it was one of the best events I've attended, bravo Feel Unique! All the ladies I spoke to were so so lovely, including Fleur herself. I had a lot of love for Jade, Chelsea, Megan and Carly that night! Check out the vlog here.
I'm looking forward to getting my blog back. I hope you are too. Let me know in the comments what you've been up to recently!
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
The next item that has been on my wish list for a while is theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Luminizer. Two of my favourites Alix and Estee are always raving about this so I couldn't wait to treat myself. I've used this once already and it is gorgeous; it's such a subtle shimmer as it doesn't have any glitter. I am in love with theBalm FratBoy blush so I definitely think the brand is becoming one of my favourites.
Another Alix enabled purchase is the Bourjois ColorBand eyeshadow pencil in Brun Dadaiste. When she used this in a video I knew I had to get my hands on it. I actually have the Beige shade of this but I haven't been impressed with the colour pay off. I'm hoping this one will change my mind on the product though!
The Origins GinZing moisturiser is actually a repurchase as this is an old favourite of mine. I used to use this so much but my pot started looking a bit sad so I stopped using it for a while. I like to use this in the mornings as it gives me a bit of kick and I love the refreshing feeling it gives. I also love the scent!
The last product that I have been eyeing up for a while is the Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick In Love With Ginger. This is another product that has done its blogging rounds but I finally decided to give it a go. I think this is probably better used more subtly and applied using the finger or a lip brush as I can imagine it would bleed quite badly if you were to apply it with the stick all over. I can't wait to start using this though.
I hope you like seeing my latest purchases and let me know in the comments what beauty products you've been loving recently.
Sunday, 28 June 2015
Dan and I went away with his family a couple of weeks ago and we went to the rather beautiful Crete. We stayed in this lovely villa just outside Elounda village which we found on Owner's Direct. I love staying in villas because it feels so luxurious and so peaceful. The first photo is one of the best beaches I've ever been to- Istro. It was a small, quiet, tucked away beach with lovely sand and such clear blue water. We spent most of our days lazing around here.
Tuesday, 7 April 2015
Monday, 9 March 2015
I also can't believe how cheap (£2!) and cute the Primark pineapple candle is; I've been after something Pineapple for so long and I couldn't believe I managed to get it in Primark! The pink and gold candle will look great against my makeup storage and I didn't even realise till after I'd got it that it was a smelly candle too!
When Flamingo Gifts asked if I wanted to choose a few items from their site, I was immediately drawn to the Mr P kiss mug as I love this little collection, I have a tea drip one which I adore, so now they can be friends! I've also recently joined the four-eyed gang so I really wanted a nice case for my glasses and this Vintage Ivy one is perfect. I'm also a bit of a stationary geek so I decided to go for this cute little set of sticky notes; I can't wait to start sticking pretty notes everywhere! This Enjoy The Little Things sign now hangs in our kitchen; I love quotes and I especially like this one.
What do you think of my little home additions? I rather like them.