Single Mum At 21

Saturday, 26 January 2019


Hello Lovelies, I'm Back!

So as some of you, (if you've stuck around) you'll have noticed that I haven't posted on the blog for almost a whole year! Somehow I lost the love for blogging big time, It just didn't feel the same anymore as the community has changed massively since I started back in 2015. A lot has changed since then...If you haven't already gathered by the title of this post.

Let's go back in time...07 September 2018, 7 days late. That was the day that my life was (in my mind at the time) turned upside down. It was the day that I found out I was pregnant. It was about 6:30am and I was 7 days late, If you personally know me was not uncommon however for some reason I decided to take a pregnancy test. I took the test and thought it was negative as I watched the one little line appear. I finish in the toilet, look down again and see another line...not just a faint line I saw TWO dark red lines. My words to be exact were 'oh, fuck'. My heart was racing and the tears came, I instantly phoned my big sister and literally wailed down the phone 'I'm pregnant'

My *how I found out story* seems dramatic and it bloody felt that way too however now the crazy thought of becoming a mother has sunk in I am over the moon. My situation is unconventional since the father is not involved, however my baby boy will have more than enough love and care from me and my family. 


A lot of you, if not all of you will already know that I am due May 05 this year. I have received an overwhelming amount of love, support and well wishes and I couldn't be anymore thankful. I don't know a single thing about being a mother however I am lucky enough to have an amazing family who are guiding me through it. 

I have reevaluated the blog and have made the decision to transition over to a mummy blog. I will still have beauty related posts as thats what this blog was built on however my life is changing, in the most magical way and I want to share it with the world. My aim is to share the real side of motherhood, the good and bad days. I am hoping that by me sharing my journey it will help at least one mumma out there. It takes an army to raise a child. I'm expanding that journey to the world. 

I hope you enjoy the changes which will happen on the blog and that you embark on this crazy journey with me. I'd love to hear some post suggestions you might have, in the comments or on twitter.  Love you always. 

To keep up to date don't forget to check out my social media. Twitter, Instagram, Snap @chlodanielle






Profusion Cosmetics

Friday, 27 April 2018


Hello Lovelies!!!

IM BAAACK! Just incase you hadn't noticed, I haven't posted on the blog in way over a month. But I am back and ready to get my blogging pants on.  To kick start me being back on the blogging game I have decided to review some beautiful products I was sent by an amazing brand, Profusion Cosmetics. Profusion is an entirely cruelty free makeup brand founded in California, they pride themselves on their on trend, high quality and affordable products.  

Define Brows - £12.95


People in the beauty industry are constantly upping their game when it comes to makeup, brows are something which have evolved massively over the years. You look back 5/10 years and everyone and their mothers rocked the over plucked, barely there eyebrows. Nowadays, brows are the glue that pull your entire makeup look together, make or break. Palettes like this one have become increasingly more popular and I totally get it. You have everything you could ever need for a brows on fleek moment in one palette. Profusion have completely killed it with this palette, every product is incredible and have become staples in my daily makeup routine. The only thing in this palette I haven't used is the stencils however they would be perfect for someone who is new to the brow scene. For just £12.95 you have everything you could possibly need for fleeky brows.

Eye & Cheek Palette - £12.95


This gorgeous palette has it all, mattes, shimmers, highlights...literally the perfect travel companion. What I really appreciate with Profusion is the brushes they include in their palettes, you won't have to deal with the pointless foamy applicators that no one uses, you actually get a decent soft brush. 



The shades in this palette are literally my kind of shades, they are neutral and warm..on trend and simply beautiful. The quality of these shadows is just incredible especially when you compare it to the tiny price tag. They are vibrant, creamy and pigmented. They blend like a dream and last amazingly well. I have been obsessed with using this palette since I received it, I even used some of the shadows from it when getting ready for my 21st birthday night out...say no more.

Pro Eyes Palette - £14.95


This palette is the perfect palette for travelling. You have eyeshadow primer, shadows, concealer, brow powders and even gel liners. I have mostly used the eyeshadows from this palette since I suck at gel liner and (bad beauty blogger confession) I am usually too lazy to bother with concealer. Again the products in this palette are incredible. I am so impressed with the products profusion produce, they can easily compete with the higher end brands. The eyeshadows blend like a dream and stay put all day. 


The only negative thing I could say about this palette is, some of the matte shades are slightly chalky however with a little extra blending you'll get a perfectly flawless finish. The shimmers in this palette are incredibly, they are the smoothest, blendable shimmers I have ever used and with a little fix+ you get a gorgeous foiled finish to them. 


Profusion cosmetics are absolutely killing it with their products, I now want to try everything they have released. I have seen so many other bloggers who have been loving Profusion just as much as I have, They have managed to produce such high end quality products at such affordable prices. If you want quality and affordable products then check out profusion cosmetics HERE. I'd love to know what you guys think of these products by leaving a comment below.


February Favourites

Tuesday, 27 February 2018


Hello Loves!


Well thats another month of 2018 down, I always look forward to this month being over because March is my birthday month! February for me wasn't the best of months, Scott and I split meaning I now live with my sister and I lacked major blogging motivation, which is something that seems to be happening often...However this month wasn't all bad..


1: L'Oreal Hair Masks
These hair masks have been saviours for me this month, my hair has been lifeless and dry recently so I have been slathering these beauties on my ends religiously this month. Not only do they make my hair feel and look amazing they smell incredible too. I have never really thought much about caring for my hair but since using these I just know I will be taking more care of my hair.


2: L'Oreal True Match Foundation
I am always trying out new foundations, usually drugstore wise I tend to gravitate more towards Rimmel however I decided to pick up this one from L'Oreal as I had heard so many good things about it. I have been loving this foundation so much, my skin has been awful this month so a full coverage has been a must for me. This foundation is buildable, blends like a dream and lasts all day on my skin, I honestly cannot get enough!


3: L'Oreal Brightening Face Mask
Okay, so I am sensing a trend here...yep more L'Oreal, they're just killing the beauty scene at the moment! L'Oreals new(ish) skincare range has been swarming the beauty blogging community and rightfully so! I have been obsessed with using this mask this month. It is designed to brighten up your complexion, which I can confirm it does. This mask has little exfoliating beads to remove any dead and dull skin cells from your face. I have noticed such a difference in my skins brightness. especially around the areas I have scarred from previous imperfections.


4: OPI Cuticle Oil
Finally going hand in hand with getting my nails done is OPIs cuticle oil. I work in a shop as a supervisor meaning I am constantly handling dirty money meaning I wash my hands a hundred times a day. washing your hands so often will dry them out. My poor cuticles have seen better days therefore I have been trying to make more of an effort with them by giving them little oomphs thought out the day. This OPI one smells amazing and feels amazing too.

What have you loved during the month of February?


2018 Life & Blogging Goals

Friday, 19 January 2018



HAPPY NEW YEAR LOVES!

First of all I am very aware that this post is slightly late, life has been hectic however I still wanted to share my goals for the year. 2017 for me went by in a a flash, it wasn't the best year for me. I lacked motivation, productivity and lots of other things which I am going to try and implement into 2018.

LIFE GOALS


1: Pass My Driving Test...
Okay, so since this post is late I am happy to say one goal for this year is complete!! I passed my driving test on the 15th of this month with 6 minors. I am loving my new found freedom and am excited for the opportunities that have opened up now I can drive!

2: Learn How To Manage Money 
This is something I have really struggled with this year. I am a retail supervisor so my wage isn't the best meaning I live from pay check to pay check. I want to work on recognising when I am wasting money and saving that money instead.

3: Take Time To Learn More About Myself 
As you get older you change as a person, its a fact of life. I am at a point in my life where I'm not 100% happy but I don't know what it is that will make me happy. So I want to spend this year exploring and getting to know my adult self to allow me to set goals for my future happiness....wow that was a deep one.

4: Self Love & Self Care
This goal is pretty self explanatory, I want to spend 2018 learning to love myself and take care of myself mentally and physically.

5: Be More Mindful Of Others
I want to share the love not just this year but for years to come. I want to be more mindful to other peoples feelings and happiness. Kindness is something that can be rare to come by but even the smallest act of kindness can impact massively on someones day.

6: Complete My Weightloss Journey
I am a bridesmaid for my besties wedding in August so I am hoping to finish my weightloss journey by then. I have about 3st ish to lose which I personally thing is doable. Another goal is to join the gym and/or workout...


BLOGGING GOALS

Blogging in 2017 has been so stressful. From bitching matches on Twitter to shitty algorithms *ahem Instagram!* I have fallen out of love with blogging massively but I miss it so much. So my biggest goal is to find my love for blogging again.

1: Find A Manageable Schedule & Stick To It 
Since starting my blog in 2015 I have had several different schedules due to changes in my life. Ya know life happens...I want to try and find a schedule which is manageable for me and my job without blogging becoming stressful and chore-like.

2: Reach 13k On Instagram & 20k On Twitter
This is one I am not overly optimistic about simply because of how bad growth has become for us Instagrammers. I am planning on doing my research and working my little butt off to hopefully reach my goal. Shameless self promo...head on over to my Insta and feel free to give me a cheeky follow! @chloedentonxo. Twitter is slightly easier to grow however it has slowed down a helluva lot recently however I think this goal is slightly more accessible. Again feel free to give me a little follow, you wont regret it :* @chloedentonxo

3: Interact With Other Bloggers & Share The love
Throughout my 3 years of blogging I have made some amazing blogging friends, I am wanting to spend this year meeting new bloggers and making new blogging friends. As I am sure you have all noticed, 2017 was the year of twitter spats between bloggers, the blogging community has become a hostile place at times so I am going to try and share the love a little more towards other bloggers to hopefully drown out the negative Nancys. If that fails, actually down them...(kidding!).

4: Build Relationships With Brands
Relationships with brands is such an important part of blogging wether we like to admit it or not. No we don't blog for PR samples however they do help us bloggers and obviously its lovely when a brand chooses you to work with them. I really want to concentrate on building my relationship with brands I love.

What Goals Do You Have For 2018?

Have The Best Year!




November Goals 2017

Sunday, 5 November 2017



Hello Lovelies!

Can you believe it, another month, another goals post. Halloween is now over, November is here which in my book means It's CHRISTMAS!! I'm not entirely sure if you've guessed already but I freaking love Christmas meaning I am quite excited....October for me was not productive in the slightest, I lacked motivation for pretty much everything in my life especially blogging. However November is a new month, I'm feeling positive and motivated to smash my goals.

1) Love My Blog Again
I have been so concentrated on improving my Instagram engagement I had forgotten almost completely about my blog. I expressed my thoughts to some lovely bloggers I am in a chat with on Instagram and one of them simply said 'your Instagram is only an extension of your blog' and you know what she is totally right. After she said that I decided I would try extra hard on my blog from now on and get it back to where it used to be. One thing I have realised is, when my blog thrived my social media thrived along with it. Heres to working my ass off to bring my blog back to life!!

2) Pre-write Blog Posts 
This is something I used to do religiously before I started working as much as I do now. I work shifts meaning I can, at times work weird hours which can make it really difficult to blog regularly. So this month I am going to try extra hard to pre-write some blog posts so I don't miss upload days again (Wednesdays & Sundays). I have also decided to plan my blog posts for the entire month so I am more aware of what I need to have written and for when. Essentially I am trying to be more organised. 

3) Pass My Theory Test 
Okay this is a big one, I have passed my theory test before however I left it too long meaning it has run out. But I am super close to being ready to take my driving test (like before the end of the year ready) so passing my theory is essential since tests get booked up pretty quickly! I would say wish me luck however my theory test is in-fact today (Nov 3rd) So by the time this post goes up I would have either passed or failed!!! agh, no pressure!

4) Be Prepared For Christmas
This is a goal I have been seeing on a lot of in peoples posts recently and I can't blame them! I am taking the bull by the christmas horns this year by preparing and organising! I started my Christmas shopping in October meaning I now only have Scott to buy for, I have also created some Christmas to-do pages in my Bullet Journal which is allowing me to see what exactly I have left to do. Last year for me didn't feel like Christmas at all so I am determined to change that this year! 

Another goals post down, one left to go for 2017! Do you have any goals you want to complete this month? 


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