Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Hello Lovlies! 

Todays post I am going to be sharing with you my July goals and also reflecting back on my June goals from last month. June was a good month for me goals wise so hopefully I can carry the motivation though this month too.

1) Start Driving Lessons again
I have officially started lessons again, I have a new instructor and she is lovely. The only downside is my work schedule is a rota basis making booking lessons difficult.

2) Finish Reading Three Books.
I failed miserably on this one. Zero books read :(

3) Take Time To Pamper Myself
I have been making more of a conscious effort to pamper myself this month and I feel much happier for it. Sometimes we all need some down time for some tlc.

4) Post On Instagram More Often.
I think I have half and halved this one. I have been posting more frequently on Instagram but I would still like to post more than I do. I guess this is still a work in progress.

1) Read
This year I have been terrible at keeping up with my reading which is a huge shame because it is something I love to do. I have set a goal on Goodreads to read 55 books this year and I am so behind. I have 5 days holiday this week so I want to attempt to read two or three books in the hopes of kicking this reading slumps butt.

2) Blog Photography
So many bloggers now have incredible photography skills it can be so hard to compete when you're still totally clueless and making things up as you go photography wise. My photography game isn't the best but it isn't terrible, I have come so far compared to when I first started blogging. This month I want to get my creative juices flowing and work on my photography skills.

3) Bye-Bye Numbers
Ohhkay, I have briefly mentioned this on Twitter, blogging, Instagram etc is so controlled by numbers, stats, followers; you name it. I am concentrating so much on numbers constantly worrying about why my engagement is shit, how come I'm not gaining? I already know the answer it's the bloody algorithm. I have decided to not give a f*ck. I have decided I am going to go back to the state of mind I was in when I started two years ago. Learning, meeting new people, writing and creating were things that made me happy, not only did I feel better when I didn't care about the numbers but my blog did do. Don't get me wrong I will still track my numbers but instead of panicking when I wake up and see I have lost 20 followers I'll just carry on.

What are your goals for July?

Yope Liquid Soap & Lotion Review*

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Hello Lovelies!

Yope is a company who prides themselves on creating products as natural as possible & low processed as possible. They have created products that are gentle for the skin, organically scented and well priced. 

The first product Yope very kindly sent me was their natural liquid soap in the scent Vanilla Cinnamon, this product retails for £5.89. Firstly I'd like to appreciate how bloody gorgeous the packaging is! This packaging is so unique, totally different to anything I have seen before & right up my street. In this beautiful 500ml bottle id the most amazingly scented liquid soap, you can really smell the vanilla, it is lovely and sweet but not too overpowering this type of scent is something I tend to naturally gravitate to. This product is vegetarian and vegan, it is also free from parabens, sles, pegs, sls and silicones. I have this beautiful bottle sat on my kitchen windowsill, pride of place. I mean how can you not showcase this beaut packaging. I have been using this product everyday since receiving it and I absloutley love it. What I love most about this product is I can wash my hands several times a day without my hands feeling dry and irritated which is something I have struggled with in the past. 

The nest product Yope sent me was their hand and body lotion, this product retails for £10.49. The lotion, like the soap is is a 500ml bottle which is again gorgeous, I love that each product features a different animal. This lotion smells so incredibly refreshing, it smells quite citrusy which I really like. It is also sat pride of place on my kitchen windowsill next to the liquid soap. The lotion doesn't state wether it is vegan or not so keep that in mind if you are vegan. Like the liquid soap Yope have tried to make this product as natural as possible. It is free from mineral oils, parabens, pegs, silicones and colour additives. I have been loving using this after washing my hands, I really enjoy cleaning but I don't like to use gloves so my hands tend to dry out easily but now they're rescued as I use this everytime I wash my hands. The lotion isn't greasy which is something I really cannot stand, it also sinks in to the skin really well leaving my hands no only very soft but smelling amazing too!

All in all I am loving these products and I plan on trying out more of Yopes products. When looking for the links to the products I discovered they also make cleaning products which I'll admit I got rather excited about! I am 110% going to be trying those out!

What is your favourite hand lotion?

Summer Nail Polish Picks

Friday, 23 June 2017

Hello Lovelies!

In todays post I am going to share with you the nail polish that I will be reaching for this summer. I find I have certain shades I like to reach for depending on the season. I am a huge lover of nail polish, I find the routine of painting my nails really therapeutic and it gives me the little me time I need.

AVON Nail Wear Pro+ - Minty

I absolutely love this shade, It is such a beautiful pastel Aqua blue colour. Avon do some of my all time favourite nail polishes, the quality of their nil polishes is incredible as well as them being very inexpensive. I find Avon nail polishes last really well on my nails. This particular shade I have been loving on my toes.

Barry M Gelly Shine - Sugar Plum

As I am sure you are all very much aware of my love (obsession) with Barry M nail polishes. They are THE BEST drugstore nail polish brand out there. They shade range they have is beautiful, they all apply amazingly well and they also last really well on the nails. This shade is a dusky muted fuchsia and is so beautiful. Whenever I wear this shade I receive so many compliments as the colour is so pretty an d unique.

Essie - Go Ginza 

This is a shade which I have spoke about a few times on here and rightfully so! The amazing Young Wild and Polished on youtube raves about this shade which essentially coaxed me into buying it. I'm so glad I did. In the bottle Go Ginza looks like a pastel lilac, which it is but when applied onto the nails it so much more, it has a white undertone to it which is so unique.

Rimmel 60 Seconds - Chin Up Buttercup 

This shade is a very very bright yellow, I never use this on my entire nails as its a little to bright for me. What I love using this for is nail art like flowers. It is extremely opaque and works amazingly well for the centre part of a flower. For me a yellow like this is essential. 

Essie - Cocktail bling

This is another shade I have spoke about on my blog  few times. This is such a stunning pastel grey colour which I tend to lean towards for a night out or when I have hardly no time to paint my nails. For some very strange reason I find this nail polish so easy to apply quickly making it the perfect shade for when you're running against the clock. Like all of the other Essie polishes I have tried it applies smoothly and lasts so well.

Miss Sporty Gel Shine - Paris

I have been wearing this shade non stop recently as it is so damn pretty, it is a beautiful dusty pink shade which is literally my favourite colour at the moment. The best this about this nail polish is how long it lasts. I am a supervisor in a shop so its very hands on meaning nail polish never really lasts as long as when I'm not at work. Until this one! paired with my HK Girl top coat and wrapping the tips it easily lasts 5 to 7 days!

What is your favourite nail polish at the moment?

June Goals 2017

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Hello Lovelies!

So although we are already quite a few days in to June I thought I would still share with you my goals for this month. I really enjoy writing these posts, as sharing my goals makes me feel more motivated to complete them. I love reading other peoples monthly goals I also like the idea of being able to look back on them in the future.

This months goals are as follows...

1. Start driving lessons again.
This is a really important goals for me because my theory runs out towards the end of August which only leaves me with just over a month to be test ready!

2. Finish Reading 3 books.
I haven't been doing too well with this years reading challenge recently so I want to use this month to get out of my major reading slump and enjoy some good books.

3. Take time to pamper myself.
Like most girls I love a good pamper but I never really have the time to actually do it. This month I want to try and have at least two pamper evenings as I find they not only relax me but they also help me feel happier within myself and leave me feeling motivated in day to day life.

4. Post on Instagram more often.
This is something I seem to struggle with, I find myself getting hyped up and super motivated for a week or two and then I think to myself *whats the point, I'm not getting anywhere* I want to stop that mind set. Instagram at the moment is fucked, most of the people who are managing to grow their accounts at a steady rate have bought their followers, I know a lot of us are in the same rut of not being able to grow. I want to be able to not give a shit about how many followers I do or don't have, I want to let my creative juices flow and enjoy posting content I love instead of worrying about numbers.

Thats it, my goals for June. What goals have you set yourself this month? comment below -xo

May Favourites 2017

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Hello Lovelies!

Todays post is my May favourites, I haven't been consistent at all this year with these posts which is a huge shame as I really enjoy reading other peoples. This month there aren't many makeup products in my favourites since I have been working loads meaning I have only had the change to wear vey minimal makeup.

Soap & Glory: Clean On Me

Im sure you have all tried this product out as it is such a classic. I have been using this so much recently and I'm loving it. The clean on me scent is one of my favourite scents from Soap & Glory it is such a spring scent. This shower gel lathers up so nicely which I really like in a shower gel becuase it makes me feel like it is really doing it's job. It is so creamy and leaves my skin feeling silky smooth.

Dove: Purely Pampering Body Lotion

I have been loving this body lotion for a while now, there isn't much to say about this other than it smells AMAZING its quite similar to cocoa butter which I love it leaves my skin feeling so smooth and nourished. It has quite a thick consistency without feeling like a heavy balm, it buffs well into the skin sinking in quickly without feeling greasy which is a must for me as I cannot stand a greasy moisturiser. 

Soft & Gentle: Jasmine & Coco Milk Deodorant

I think I have found a new favourite deodorant, I bought this a few weeks ago from Tesco as it was on offer, I always tend to buy whatever deodorant is on offer since I've never really thought about trying to find a favourite, Until now. Now it is getting hotter I really need a deodorant which actually works, cause lets face it no one wants to be a B/O sweaty betty. Not only does this stop me from sweating but it also smells really nice, It has a lovely light floral/powdery scent to it which I love. I have a feeling i'll be sticking to this one from now on.

Garnier: Oil-Infused Cleansing Water

I have been obsessed with this recently, I am super lazy when it comes to skincare so a micellar water is literally my favourite thing ever. This particular one feels so moisturising on my skin which makes me feel slightly better about myself if I am too lazy to carry out my full skincare routine after a long day at work. I have written a full review here, if you're interested.

M.A.C: Mineralise Skinfinish in Global Glow

Okay, this probably won't be much of a surprise if you have been reading my blog for a while now. It is no secret that I am huge fan of this highlighter. I have been loving it recently since it is getting sunnier. During spring and summer I love a glowy look to my skin, I also fake tan more too so this highlighter is perfect for when I have a tan. Not only does this make me glow like a fabulous disco ball it also looks beautiful patted on your eyelid for a subtle sparkly look!

Miss Sporty: 552

Dusty pinks have become a huge favourite of mine, I love this colour and the polish in general. Miss Sporty is incredibly affordable and amazing quality. These polishes apply amazingly well and last for ages! I have been wearing the shit out of this shade and will continue to do so. usually I get bored of colours very quickly, apart from this one! 


Last one, I have been OB-FREAKING-SESSED with ice coffee recently. As I have already said 20,000 times in this post, it is getting much warmer now; so I am going off hot drinks. I love coffee, probably too much so iced coffee for me is perfect. I boil the kettle add in my coffee and sugar preference and only pour a tiny amount of boiling water to dissolve the coffee and sugar. I then add in some caramel coffee syrup, cold water, ice cubes and milk. Voila, iced coffee! (your welcome).

What have you been loving this month, let me know -XO

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