Monthly favourites August

Summer is nearly over… I am actually secretly glad as I am a lover of wrapping up and all things autumn.

August has been a scorcher again and I’ve got a little tan which is a first for me

As you know my favourites posts I really look forward to writing and seeing what bought me joy that month.

Here is what I’ve been loving

CONFU FOLDING HAIRDRYER

My other hairdryer had lasted a good 4 years which is a record as I kept breaking them at one point.

I didn’t want a super powerful one as my hair is short so I saw this nifty fold up one for £25 and thought it was perfect for when you go away, and it’s rose gold too.

IPAD PENCIL (APPLE DUPE )

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So I downloaded a few sketch apps and then thought I can’t do it with my fingers 🙈 silly me and a plain stylus just wasn’t cutting it. So this Apple Pencil dupe for £27 works on my iPad and also my Huawei and I believe it works on a Samsung phone too and probably an iPhone. I really do love it and I believe the actual apple pencil is £129 or there abouts. So a bargain indeed.

MILANI BIGGER LASHES MASCARA

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I have been using this mascara over a few months and I have to say for £10 it’s a lot better than the likes of benefit and L’Oréal. It gives me the full lashes I want without using falsies.

WATERMELON ICE LOLLIES

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I’m a sucker for a lolly. No pun intended 🙈

so when we came to do our big shop last week i saw these were on offer £1 for 4 so you can probably guess they didn’t last long.

if you like watermelon and like an ice lolly like me go pick up some of these.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

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I guess we are all one of a kind…it’s a funny but true quote.

Lastly I thought I’d include a song that I’ve loved singing along to

I mean anything that Ed sings is amazing in my eyes…. Blow is by Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton and Bruno Mars.

Thanks for stopping by

Til next time

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July Favourites

I must say we had a treat this July with some glorious sunshine so that was a fave. Though it’s lovely now having a bit of breeze.

I have a nice handful of my favourite things I’ve been loving this month to show you, so let’s get into it.

BEAUTY BITS

Oh my goodness I have literally fell in love with this 24 hr moisturiser from Palmers. You can imagine the cocoa makes me smell of chocolate, which is a good thing as I’m a bit of a chocoholic. A little bit goes a long long way. Highly recommend it.

If you suffer with anxiety like me a little lavender essential oil will be your new best friend. I have used a little spray bottle added a few drops of lavender and then filled it up with water. Now I have my homemade anxiety reliever to spray on me, my pillows or in the air around me.

YUMMY BITS

This was part of my childhood and then I saw they still sold them I was so happy. They’ve been my go to snack when I’ve needed that sugar fix.

Oh wow, these tick so many boxes. As a lover of houmous. These chickpea crisps that are sea salt flavour, gluten free, vegan and 40% less fat. To top it off they are 50p at the mo for a big bag 😋

Through being lacking energy lately and then being put on tablets because I’m low on iron I thought I need something that has all the goodness but is still yum and these tea bags from Tetley are just that.

BITS AND BOBS

I have bought / had as a present a few notepads this month and as a stationery addict one can never have too many.

I have wanted to get stuck into a series and then I saw Derry Girls was on my recommendations on Netflix so I’ve watched the first season. The second season is on 4 on demand so I can’t wait to finish watching them all. The girls are balshy, Irish school girls standing up for what they believe. I love the Irish accent and it’s something to get stuck into. I’ll let you know what I think of the second once I’ve binge watched it.

I have really loved Vogues makeup /self care routines with well known celebs and I have always adored Liv Tyler from a young age so watched her self care routine this week. Worth a watch just to get the tips.

Hope you’ve had a fab July

Thanks for stopping by

Til next time

MARCH FAVOURITES

As March has been a bit of a right off for me I thought I’d just wrack my brains for some things that have bought a smile to my face.

FOOD

Noisette potatoes… Had them in the hospital bit of nostalgia from my childhood. Like little balls of potato in batter. Delish.

SONG

Jim Reeves – I love you because. My poorly great aunt ( who’s had a stroke) said put Jim reeves on and when I played this she mouthed all the words. Bless her heart. The lyrics are beautiful 😍

LISTEN HERE

APP OF THE MONTH

Pottery lite – it’s therapeutic, you throw a pot then decorate it then sell it at a pretend auction. It’s rather addictive and is good if you want to fill in some empty time.

QUOTE

Purely because of what I’ve endured these past weeks.

Let me know down below something in your March that’s made you happy.

ROLL ON APRIL 🙈

My Monthly Favourites For December

First of all i want to congratulate myself.

I’ve actually managed to stick to a whole year of writing my monthly favourites…small accomplishments and all that.

Anyways lets get on with this months faves.

FAVOURITE SONG

Play by Jax Jones and Years and years. It’s one I’ve very recently discovered and i absolutely love it.

FAVOURITE FOOD

These were things I’d never tried before but without a doubt I’d have it again and again – obviously had sprouts before but not with anything added to them. Stollen is a German cake i think with marzipan, fruit and other yummy things and looks a bit like fruit loaf but it’s so much more fancier.

FAVOURITE APPS

I Really enjoy my instagram stories and it’s good to try stand out. I think last month i done pocket video which can be used anywhere on social. But these 3 are especially for Instagram. Worth downloading to have a play around.

FAVOURITE QUOTE

The quote speaks for itself and doesn’t really need any explanation.

So December is nearly over and it’s been one hell of a month. Roll on the new year i say.

I do hope you all still aren’t eating turkey sandwiches.

(Got to be a long standing Christmas joke)

TTFN – ta ta for now for all who were thinking what on earth does that mean

Diet starts Monday

Why always Monday you ask?

Well i guess it’s a new week and you want to start a fresh.

When actually, you can start it any day you wish.

But heres me again saying it to you on a Sunday night (face in hands)

This totally represents me – getting on the scales and thinking noooo way that can’t be right and get on a second time just to make sure.

I really have a sweet tooth. If i had to write a list out i bet you most would be sugary foods.

I attempted to diet/healthy eat here

I HAVE A BIG BUTT AND I CAN NOT LIE

I failed miserably as i wasn’t fully focused and something upsets the apple cart and i turn to my beloved comfort food.

You know what i did it before and lost 6 stone back in 2008 so I’m pretty sure i can do it again.

Obviously i don’t want to lose that amount. A stone would be amazing.

Maybe I’ll do a series on my diet/healthy eating. I shall get my thinking cap on.

Just because Christmas is just around the corner its no excuse for me not to start.

Monday I’m coming for ya.

Til next time

I have a big butt and I can not lie

I am starting to feel less confident with my body and i think it’s because as i sit down in my wheelchair everything gets squashed by gravity pulling it down. I have always been on a rollercoaster ride with my weight, you can read it here:

food and me – my story

However i have spotted that i am forever grabbing the sugary options and need to really think of the goodness my body needs. I do love healthy food it’s just i am easily led when it comes to a treat.

There’s 10 inches between my waist and my bum. My waist is 30 and my bum is 40. There’s nothing wrong with being an hourglass shape. I just think i owe it to myself to think about how I’m feeding it junk.

I have downloaded this app known to so many of you…

It says i am allowed 1240 calories a day. Which i think is plenty. I just need to even out what i am eating and make sure i am allowing a couple treats but healthier ones otherwise I’d fall off the wagon.

Exercise is hard for me because of my health problems and mobility so going on a diet it is.

I think I’ll start tomorrow as its the beginning of the week and whenever you are on a diet these are the famous words

I will keep you up to date, probably monthly as you may get fed up of me withering on about it.

Let me know your thoughts below.

My February Favourites

Eeeek, I love this time of the month. It’s a time to reflect and share all the things that made my month.

I feel like if you blinked for too long you would have missed February, it’s over before you know it.  Right, I will stop talking nonsense, let’s hop right in…

CHIPPY CHIPS

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Every Friday me and Mum have a treat and for the past month we have both opted for the chippy up the road. I have the same thing…Pea fritter and chips. It’s so delicious even though it’s not very healthy its a sod it,  it’s pig day. Looking forward to this weeks already.

LETTER BOARD

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I bought this letter board because I thought I could use it for my Instagram/blog and also just be as expressive as I like with it. It came with 360 letters in white, pink and blue and emojis too so it’s going to get used for all sorts of occasions. This is this weeks chosen quote.

WHITNEYS GREATEST HITS

Don’t tell me you haven’t ever belted out a Whitney Houston song and didn’t care if you were in key or not. I have this on CD I bought it at least 10 years ago and I needed cheering up a bit one afternoon and I thought I’d see if it’s on Spotify and it was. a couple hours later our windows were all shattered but I had a good time…think if I had I’d be in so much trouble.

NEW DESK CHAIR

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Since I had a desk about 3 years ago I just had a plain black desk chair that really didn’t give any character to my office it just sat there like an unwanted pair of shoes looking sad. So I thought I have always wanted a pink one so I thought out with the old and in with the new, It’s so comfy, and looks absolutely fabulous in there. It will be looked after very well.

FAVOURITE BLOGGERS

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Here are 4 stunning ladies i have made friends with through blogging and i think they are so talented in their own ways.

  • First of all There’s Bex from HelloBexa who is always giving great advice and her photography is just wow.
  • Second is Katie from Lifewithktkinnes who has such a funny way with words and writes about her ramblings and books of the moment.
  • Thirdly its Jade from Bellainizio who does flawless makeup looks, and posts some really great theories about social media etc
  • Last but no means least is Chantelle from ChansBeautyCorner. Her nail art designs are out of this world, and shes the most thoughtful girl ever.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

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Its all about being beautiful from the inside out. If you have a beautiful and kind soul and personality then you would be liked very much. What the eyes see is a wonderful thing but what the heart feels is even better.

Thanks for stopping by

til next time…

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