Tuesday, 20 February 2018

My Everyday Makeup Products

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I looove makeup. I try not putting it on all the time, but when you're having a bad day or just want to wear makeup, it can instantly make you feel so much better. I didn't wear makeup properly until I was 17, and now that I am 24, I am still learning new ways on how to do certain things. I would love to just put makeup on for fun, but then I remember that if I use it all up, I would have to buy more, and that's not fun for my bank balance.

It's so much fun doing makeup, and it doesn't feel that it's a chore at all. The only downside is taking my makeup off, it takes sooo much time and effort (yes, I know I sound lazy). My skin does feel a lot fresher when it is off, and nobody likes waking up to makeup anyway - EW!


Here is what I use:

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation Vanille

It has taken me awhile to find a good foundation and finally, this one works so well. This foundation stays on all day and doesn't give a patchy look. Perfect.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer Fair 1

Back in the day, when I worked at Superdrug, I was regularly told that this was better than most concealers. I thought I would try this out... 5 years later, I am still obsessed. I am amazed how affordable yet effective this is. I have about 4 of these as these are always sold out, so it's always best to stock up a few.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara 01 Very Black 

Again, I have struggled with finding a good mascara, my eyelashes just either don't do anything or look like a spider has started growing out of my eye. However, after seeing how perfect Zoella eyelashes are, I was amazed to see that she uses a high street brand. And it works amazingly. I am intrigued to try the new Benefit mascara though.

Brow zings eyebrow shaping Kit 

I love this product. I have a scar on my eyebrow, and this is the only product that covers it up. You can see how I do my eyebrows here in another blog post.

Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

I sometimes use this, I bought this yonks ago, but this does help my makeup look a lot better and gives it a matte finishing look.

Collection Sheer Loose Powder 2

Collection is such a fantastic brand as it's incredibly affordable. It is £2.99 in Superdrug, and this just gives it an overall natural look.


Hope you enjoyed this post and let me know if you use any of these too?




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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Why we don't celebrate Valentines day

Harry and I have been together for 7 years now and have only celebrated Valentines once. I love him, but we don't feel the need to have one day where we need to give each other pointless gifts and write a soppy card. That's for the anniversary.


We're not the traditional couple too, as we're not that keen on getting married, some of you are probably gasping, but it's never been a dream of mine. My anxiety would be sky high with having everyone staring at me and also the thought of talking to people - who I wouldn't have a clue who they are, is a nightmare for me.

Back to Valentines, we never spoke about whether we'd do it or not, we both just stopped, I won't go on about it, but every day should be special. And let's not forget the most important day,  that today is Pancake day. My fav!!

Are you more of a romantic or a pancake lover??


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Thursday, 1 February 2018

Friends is offensive???

Friends is on Netflix. Can I get a hallelujah, FINALLY, the UK has one of the greatest TV shows ever made, yet I hear people are offended by it, say what?! I am confused. I am hurt. And I don't understand. Fair enough if you're not a fan, however, getting offended by a show that was created over 20 years ago is crazy.



Being offended seems to be the new craze. Social media has given us a way to express our opinions on anything, which could be why we're seeing more people being offended these days. Some of the tweets I have seen about Friends has made me think how different life situations are now. My sense of humour is different to most people my age. I am a huge fan of British sitcoms. I grew up watching Bottom and The Royle Family. I love dry humour. However, I do believe these type of shows wouldn't be as significant if it were made now, which is a shame as it shows how people are worried what backlash they would get, and it shouldn't be like that. 

The things that struck me most was how it's apparently 'homophobic' and even worse... Ross is the worst character. HE IS THE BEST ONE!!! I mean, he has the best episodes from the leather jeans, to his insanely white teeth and that 'Mississippi' tan. People have commented on how he is towards Carol and Susan, can you blame him for being annoyed?! People have also said how sexist Joey is... it is a TV show. He isn't real. Unless you are like Erika...

Let's remind people who are offended that Friends was made over 20 years ago the lifestyle is different now. I grew up with this TV show however it is not relatable to the youths of today. Things were different, it was before social media took part, and it was about life problems and socialising with Friends.

Personally, I think if you don't like something then don't watch it, and if you think Friends is offensive, then good luck watching The Inbetweeners. 

Let me know what you think of Friends? I'm interested in hearing. 



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Thursday, 25 January 2018

Ribs 'n' Bibs Review | Lincoln, UK

I won a voucher on Ribs 'n' Bibs' Facebook page and with my diet pushed to Feb I thought why not go for a spot of lunch.

My boyfriend and I adore this place. We first went back in 2013 and won our first competition which was for a free meal. Since then I have lost count of how many times I have been there and also Harry has worked along with them making a video for them about The Story of our Pulled Pork.


Ribs 'n' Bibs is based in Lincoln and I feel this is what Lincoln needed. We don't have enough American Smokehouses and even now that I live in Peterborough (the place with nothing) I am happy to come back to my hometown and eat my weight in food. I'm all about quality over quantity, but this place does both.

It's loved by many people. Not only do they have the main menu they also introduce a lunch menu which is £5 each. BARGAIN! I ordered the 'Pulled Pork Texan Cheese Toastie' along with the beef chilli nachos and mac 'n' cheese... can you tell I love food? And as always I order way too much. I never learn.




As always the food was exquisite. I can never fault it though I do leave in a lot of pain... obviously my fault as I eat way more than I think I can. The drinks are also incredible selling American sodas and delicious cocktails. If you love this type of food, this is the place to go.

You can even make your own Ribs 'n' Bibs at home as they sell their own BBQ sauces (the cherry one is my fav). They provide wi-fi and produce a great atmosphere in a beautiful city. You will not be disappointed.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post and let me know if you've been?



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Monday, 15 January 2018

I BURNT MY FOOT WITH A HOT WATER BOTTLE!!

Hello to whoever is reading :)

I haven't been able to post as much as I wanted to as my time around New Years didn't come to a great start... and may I add I have been lazy AF and just wanted a little break too. It was New Years Eve Eve, and Harry (my boyfriend) was out picking up the takeaway (no surprise there), and I decided to do a hot water bottle...

Side note: I have always ALWAYS loved hot water bottles, it has become such a comfort thing for me to have. From anxiety to period pains, a hot water bottle has helped me so much. They make me feel so much at ease.


Back to Saturday evening and I poured the water into the bottle, may I say; fresh boiling water, and have no idea how but the bottle had just dropped right onto my foot. I have never screamed in such agony before. Hot water is really F**king HOT! The first thought was to take my sock off and immediately saw the skin peeling off. Tears were rolling down my face, I was shaking, and my foot was throbbing in pain. I was unsure of what exactly to do, especially being on my own, I could barely move to get my phone to call Harry. My first and only thought was to get a wet tissue and squeeze cold water on it.

Thankfully, Harry arrived with the view of me with my trousers off whilst sobbing on the floor (brilliant). He put the food down and asked what happened and in all honesty, I just wanted to eat the goddamn food. After telling Harry what happened, he was so supportive, and I am so lucky to have him because even when I do stupid things, he always makes sure that I am okay. We used a 5L water bottle from the Co-op as a bucket as we literally had nothing. We decided to call 111 and advised for us to go to A&E.

After waiting for 4 hours, with multiple blisters popped and a bandaged foot later, we finally left. I was advised to rest the foot for a few days, meaning we couldn't eat out which we originally planned, but we had a Chinese and binged Black Mirror (best series yet!)

I learnt to be careful the hard way unfortunately and binned my hot water bottle as I never want anything like this to happen ever again. If you do have a hot water bottle, then please be safe.

I hope this blog post helps you to be careful and here are some tips if you do use a hot water bottle regularly:

  •  After the kettle has boiled, wait a few minutes before pouring
  • Buy a microwavable bottle - it has taken awhile for me to adjust but they are just as good.
  • Making sure your bottle is screwed on tightly
  • Before filling your bottle, check it for cracks, splits, brittleness, breaks and other damages.


Thank you for reading and be safe.



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Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Top 5 Festive films

It's not long guys! And what better way to celebrate the build-up is by watching these festive films...



One of my all-time favourites. You would even find me watching Home Alone any time of the year - it's a classic. I'm just going to pretend that the third and fourth movie doesn't exist right now. This stars Macaulay Culkin (who has to be the cutest actor child ever btw) brings such life to the film. It isn't Christmas if you don't watch this over and over.

PUT THE COOKIE DOWN. NOW. 

I rarely see this on TV, and I don't understand why. Arnold Schwarzenegger in a Christmas film... what more could you want?! A little fact: Ted, the neighbour, had voiced Troy McClure in The Simpsons and was shot by his wife. How wild!!!

Confession: I not long just saw this film for the first time...

I know, I know HOW and WHY?? I honestly don't know. But I am glad I have watched this film. I do love a Will Ferrell movie. He is hilarious, and I will continue to watch this every year now.




Want another confession? I think this is better than 'Love Actually.' I can imagine people are like, 'WTF?!' but I do love Love Actually and think it's one of the greatest films of all time and you're probably thinking 'So, why haven't you put this down?'... In my opinion, I just love The Holiday that little bit extra. You can't go wrong with this film, I mean, it has; Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black and Kate Winslet. 

Whats your fav Christmas film?




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Monday, 11 December 2017

In The Bleak Mid Winter Your Home Doesn't Need To Suffer

It is getting colder, the nights are getting longer and there is that chill in the air that screams WINTER. It’s here, as much as some will love or hate it, we are in for the next few months of cold weather, snow even, and possible the gloomy storms. But, it is also a stark reminder that perhaps we need to pay some attention to our homes. Spending more time indoors will highlight whether your home heats up fast enough, whether you feel cosy and relaxed and happy to be indoors instead of itching to get out. Which is why I thought now would be the ideal time to share with you some of the ways you can get your home winter ready so that you can benefit from all that winter has to offer. Lots of chilled out times drinking hot chocolate and enjoying all of the festive comfort food - my absolute fav.


Investing in new windows

Let’s be honest, home improvements is possibly not at the top of your list at the time of year with 
all of the expense of Christmas around the corner, but the truth is, now could actually be a great 
time to make the changes to your home. Not only could you benefit from the home improvements 
but you may find that winter gives you a fabulous quote. Windows especially may seem like a 
costly job, but investing in something like residence 9 windows could benefit you in more ways 
than one. Of course, your home will be more capable of keeping the heat in than letting it escape 
through the window panes, but you could also find yourself saving on your energy bill as you are 
less likely to crank the heat up all the time.

Ensuring that your home is insulated

On the subject of keeping the heat in your home, one of the easiest ways it can escape is through 
the ceiling and loft. Heat rises, and if you don’t have an insulated loft space you will find yourself 
losing more heat than is generated from your central heating system. However, this can be an 
easy fix and something that can be rectified very easily. Again, this could provide a big saving on 
your bill as you are likely to use less energy when heating your home.

Creating a cosy environment

Winter is all about staying indoors and so why not create a cosy environment to help you enjoy 
your time in your home a little more. Perhaps investing in some new fluffy blankets, pyjamas, 
lighting winter scented candles and getting all festive with the twinkly lights. There are some great 
tips on Pinterest showing how to create a warm and cosy environment.

Winter proofing on the exterior

Finally, it may be a good plan to winter-proof the exterior of your home. After all, the last thing 
anyone wants is flooding or problems with pipes. If your gutters are full of debris these can cause 
damage and leaks, and ice can certainly expand those pipes allowing them to burst when the 
temperature warms up. Thankfully, taking on some of those chores like clearing the gutters and 
protecting pipework with an outer layer of foam can do the trick to avoid any nasty surprises during 
the winter months ahead.

I hope these tips help you to ensure that you and your home don’t suffer this winter.


*This is a contributed post.
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