Friday, 2 September 2016
I have always loved reading, right from when I was a little girl. Some of my earliest memories are curled up on a chair reading " Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and stories from "The Worst Witch" series. Books have often seen me through some of the happiest times of my life to the saddest and most painful of times.
I can sometimes recall books that remind me of places I have been and events that have happened. There were times when books helped me to escape the not so good things that were happening in my day to day life and the characters in the books were like my new friends that would never yell at me or tease me or make me feel worthless.
Some of my favourite authors have been Jane Austen, Cecilia Ahern, JK Rowling, Roald Dahl, Steven King, Veronica Roth,the list goes on and on. In the past I loved chick lit books but nowadays I read all different types of genres, even sci fi books which I used to hate. I have written in the past about my all time favourite book which is "Little Women" by Louisa M Alcott.
I love books because if you cant afford to travel to far flung exotic places around the world, books can describe these places to you and sometimes the descriptions are so detailed and vivid that you feel you are there feeling the sand beneath your feet in the Nevada desert or smelling those fragrant spices in the Moroccan marketplace.
I love that books have become so accessible to everyone. I love my Kindle and love how a world of books are just at my fingertips. I never go a day without reading, whether it be the latest novel or the free Metro newspaper on the bus. Even at my age, I love that I can still learn new things and delve into crime books and biographies and just broaden my knowledge.
There is nothing I love more than cuddling up in bed with a warm cup of hot chocolate and reading a good book, it really helps me to relax, especially if I have had a tough day.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and if you would like me to do book reviews on my blog, just let me know as maybe this could be a regular feature on here.
Have a great weekend
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
I was so thrilled to be making some room in my makeup storage and that inspired me to keep going but then that feeling faded and I was left with a feeling of embarrassment and anger. What have I been doing?
Make up and beauty products are not cheap and here I was looking at a pile of products that I had more than likely only used once or twice and spent on average £10 per product. So in 5 minutes of decluttering I had had to get rid of over £150 worth of stuff!
That is shocking and disgraceful. I could have spent that money toward decorating my house or toward a little holiday. I will NEVER go back to wasting my money like that. Yes, when i bought the products I totally loved them, loved the colours, the glitz and sparkle and gave me joy at the time but products do not make a fulfilled life if you are not going to use them and enjoy them.
Something happened to someone I cared about deeply over the past month and it totally refocused my thoughts on my life and what is important. PEOPLE are important not products. I now have a new focus, and Im not going to be wasting my money and will be working hard to whittle down some of my beauty collection. Im only going to be keeping my Younique products .
Ive wasted my time and money on things that just dont matter in the grand scheme of things. Please learn from me, people and memories matter, the latest handbag or nail polish really dont if you arent going to use them.
Love and hugs
Sunday, 5 June 2016
Now, don't get me wrong, I still love makeup and all things beauty but I am desperate to run my own business from home and to try and so I have started up selling Younique makeup, and have cut right back on buying other brands.
I have only been doing it just over a month so far and it is going pretty well so fingers crossed it carries on like that.
Another change is going to be my blog, I am going to be changing it to more of a daily diary of what is going on in my life and my ups and downs I am going through. Hopefully this allow you to get a more closer view of me and get to know me much more.
I have really missed blogging and chatting to all of my subscribers so hopefully I can gain more followers on here again too. I hope you are glad to see me back, and I cant wait to talk to you again tomorrow.
Love and Hugs
Thursday, 6 August 2015
1-Kilimanjaro Stars, which has a gorgeous musky fragrance and really reminds me of a mans aftershave. A really lovely scent.
2-Tahitian Tiare Flower which is very fresh and clean smelling with just a hint of floral notes to it.
3-Madagascan Orchid, which is really strong in its fragrance, it has a gorgeous perfume type smell to it.
4-Ocean Star is a fresh, clean scent and very relaxing and really nice when used in the bathroom while you are having a pamper session.
5-Egyptian Musk is another quite manly scent, and is perfect for a girl/lady who isnt too fond of the sweeter fragrances that a lot of candles can have.
6-Serengeti Sunset is quite citrussy smelling and reminds me of how you imagine it would smell if you were walking through an orange/lemon grove.
7- Sea Coral is a clean and fresh smell, but has a little touch of coconut to it.
8- Pink Hibiscus which is a beautiful flowery scent, and is gorgeous. One of my all time favourites.
With some of the candles in the set, they duplicated some of them so the ones that I had spare of, I gave them to my mom for all the help she gives me in looking after my little boy. Under the top layer of votives, were 2 votive holders in the shape of glass buckets, and 12 scented tea lights in Beach Holiday and 12 scented tealights in Wild Seagrass.
I love these sets from QVC UK, you don't even have to keep them as a whole set, they make fantastic gifts for birthdays and Christmas, 3 or 4 candles put into a little gift bag with some pretty tissue paper and you have a perfect present. Also, I buy Yankee Candles because you know that the fragrance is going to be there. Yes, you probably can get cheaper candles, from Poundland and Wilkinson, but for me the scent throw off just isn't there, and I would prefer paying more money for candles that you know you can rely on in terms of the strength of the scent given off.
I hope you have enjoyed this post, and yes next week there will be yet another candle haul, as my next set of the 3 large Yankee Candle jars have arrived, so stay tuned for my post all about those.
Till next time,
Monday, 27 July 2015
I hope you have enjoyed this post, and let me know if you were tempted to purchase this set too.
Till next time,
Friday, 24 July 2015
Make up wise, there aren't any newer products that have made the grade, they are all oldies but goodies, so lets dig in and see what I have been loving. The primer that is really good, and kind of looked over in the past is the Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer. It comes out as a white cream, and is not siliconey feeling at all, that I normally prefer, but it spreads out smoothly over the skin and really helps the foundation to stay in place all day.
Love and Hugs
Thursday, 23 July 2015
The challenge is to finish 13 items before October 31st (Halloween). Now you would think that sounds easy, as it is only the 3rd week of July, but for a beauty lover like myself it is quite hard to use the same products over and over until I finish them up. So, I went through my products and chose 13 things that I would like to try and finish before that all important date. Now, I am going to put a little disclaimer on my challenge and that is with powder products, I only really want to try and hit pan, I will class this as finishing the product as they are mainly only been used a handful of times, and so there is a lot of product to get through.
Here are the products that I would like to use up:
1) Hoola Bronzer by Benefit
8) Lorac mega Pro Palette
9)Max Factor Age Elixir Foundation
10) Hello Flawless Foundation by Benefit
12) Revlon "Soft Silver Rose" lipstick
I hope you have enjoyed this post and look forward to seeing what products you are going to try and use up.
Love and Hugs