Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Joan Collins Compact - Must Have For A Night Out*

The new Joan Collins Compact is one of my favourite items to have when you are going out for a meal or an event. It's a powder and lipstick duo, which is what I always take with me for a night out. I use them to top up my make up through the night so I still look good, or hope to do anyway. I also take a blusher too but I like having rosy cheeks! 

This powder stays on really well and gives a matte finish which I certainly want with the summer coming up and you get all sweaty. The lipstick is a very true red, a bold lip which goes well with minimal eye make up. Again, perfect for the summer as you don't want to be plastered with make up and end up looking like the joker as it melts off in the heat. 

You can get this handy gorgeous gold compact here. I love all of the lipsticks, I'm getting quite a collection now, so you can always swap out the compact for the shade you are using. So so handy!

I would highly recommend as an overall great product and definitely worth getting.  Have you tried it before?

What is your must have item to have with you all the time? Let me know in the comments below.


Saturday, 27 May 2017

Summer Goals 2018

As I've said in previous posts, I love planning and setting myself goals. This summer is a write off now for me to get skinny, as I'm growing a baby and my belly is bigger than ever, although I'm grateful for my little lady. I've never enjoyed heat, the summer or anything where I have to try to cool myself down.

With low confidence and always being on the plus size shall we say, I've always struggled with being comfortable in the summer. I wouldn't go swimming, I won't get my legs out, things like that. I don't want my life to stop because of my weight but I'm also not going to put myself in an upsetting situation either. I can happily wander around my flat in my undies and have cold showers, but it's no way to live and it's time to make a change. I'm setting myself some goals to hopefully achieve by 2018 around this time or a bit later and will come back to it to see how many I have done!

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Pixie Lott & Kiss Cosmetics Event

So on Tuesday I was kindly invited to an event in London with Alex Silver PR. The event was to celebrate new products and the fact that Pixie Lott is the new brand ambassador for Kiss Cosmetics. I have worked with these guys a lot and they are so lovely to work with. Also let me tell you they know how to throw a party.


Monday, 22 May 2017

25 Things I Learnt Before Being 25

Hey, I've been meaning to write this post for a while now, but as you can tell this year so far has been a bit crazy for me. Here are a few things I have learnt and picked up over my 25 years on this earth. Obviously there are a lot more but this is a start. I would love to know if you agree/disagree or have had different experiences in the comments below!


Saturday, 20 May 2017

Things I'm Watching Right Now

01// The 100

I recently discovered this as I signed up to Amazon Prime, wanted to try something different to Netflix. The 100 is a really good futuristic series to get into. The world has 'ended' as such and it's people who live and have continued to live on satellites and space stations. They journey to earth and all hell breaks loose as you can expect. There are so many unexpected twists, so I've not been bored or predicted what's going to happen. Even had a few tears for some parts. Highly recommend giving this a go!

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Sunday Summary #20

Ah, Sundays...One of my favourite days in the whole week. The last few weeks have certainly dragged shall we say. While I've been ill in bed I have just felt like it's never going to end! I'm feeling a lot better and I'm 99% sure my infection has gone, wahoo!

I am feeling happier, doing my make up again, got my lovely new short hair and ready to take on the world. As you can see I'm a lot more active on my blog and social media again. I have re-found my love for it and really enjoy and look forward to writing and planning posts. The last few months have been a whirlwind and my blog was the last thing on my mind and I nearly quit it completely but I'm so glad I didn't. Just from being back over the last week things have improve tremendously.

I've got good relationships with my PR connections who fully understand what I've been going through and I already have an event this month which I can't wait for, despite being very pregnant I'm going to enjoy and go to London.

I am only at work for about 2 and a half months now until I leave for my maternity which I can't wait for. My plan is to start doing some daily vlogs, blog most days and film some baby hauls and all the bits and bobs I want to do. Things can change but I am going to be off ideally for 9 months and I want to film and document it all. It will be an amazing thing to go back and look on and my little lady in my tummy can watch when she is older.

If there is anything you would like to see or would like me to do in my vlog/blog then let me know in the comments below! I would love to hear your ideas.


Friday, 12 May 2017

Your career, is it for you? | Tips*

I've been in the same job for about 3 years and I am starting to feel very trapped in the role. I'm the kind of person who has always strived for progression in any part of my life. I am looking to get a promotion in my company or going into a different department. I've found recently a few things that can really get you noticed.


Thursday, 11 May 2017

Overweight & Pregnant | My Experience

Being overweight is never something I really like discussing as I have different opinions to a lot of other plus size women. I'm all for us chunky yet funky girls sticking together, but on the other hand I feel like I'm promoting and arguing unhealthiness.

Lets get down to basics. I'm not big boned, I'm not healthy but big. I just ate a lot of crap for a long time without any or little exercise. With basic logic I'm being unhealthy and harming my body. I don't want to affect my own health from gluttony, I want to be able to be active, fit into smaller clothes and know I'm not giving myself dangerous health conditions. I want to live as long as I possibly can with the people I love.

Raspberry Jammie Dodgers | Recipe

Baking is one of my most favourite past times. I find it so therapeutic and relaxing. I find it gives me something to focus on and all my daily worries just don't matter. Baking has always been a part of my life, my mum would bake things most weeks and I remember standing on a dining chair so I was tall enough to help. I will certainly be doing this with my little one once she's a bit bigger.

Jammie Dodgers was a new thing for me, I've never made them before but just got my mums basic shortbread recipe and made it my own with some jam and extra bits! So you will need the items below so you can make them too!

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

My Skincare Saviour

Nothing is can affect your day worse than waking up, walking very zombie like to the bathroom mirror and seeing a big spot to great your morning. I've been having this a lot with the extra hormones taking over my body. I've never really been one to stick to a skincare routine. I always forgot or just couldn't be bothered. I know thats so bad, but I've changed!

Monday, 8 May 2017

I Needed A Change

Hair, its a funny thing. There is so much you can do with it. Cut it, dye it, plait it and shave patterns into it. I have recently got in a hair rut. My hair was is good condition but it was so long, thick and unruly. It would go frizzy and get tangled, I just couldn't be bothered with it and just had it up in a high ponytail for god knows how long. I mean I struggled so much with it and thought, I'm going to have a baby soon, my hair situation is going to get even worse.

A part of pregnancy which I fully expected and thought I was prepared for was all the bodily changes. Although there is a lot more than I knew about. With having a girl, I break out more. I also have the weight gain (obviously). Well, I haven't actually put any weight on, I am the same as when I got pregnant for my health but I look bigger. My hair got thicker and I just felt really down about my appearance.

With being so ill and being in bed basically for the last two weeks either being sick or feeling sick, I've not done my hair or make up and most days not even got dressed. It didn't do much for my self esteem to be honest.

Friday, 5 May 2017

My Current Beauty Favourites*

Into a new month already. I can't believe it's May, it feels like it was January last week! Anyway I haven't shared my beauty favourites for a while now and there is a few new pieces I've got recently which I am loving. Bearing in mind I've been in bed the past week being poorly, I still have done my nails to make myself feel a bit pretty. Also I wanted to keep my nails pink for the rest of the pregnancy because I found out it's a girl. That may be a bit weird but I think it's cute. So these gorgeous pink and glitter shades from Leighton Denny are perfect to start that off. Who doesn't love a bit of glitter? They are really beautiful colours and have barely chipped.

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