An ideal girly day

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So the morning starts with breakfast in bed on a lap tray if lucky bought in by your significant other before he dashes off to work

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Once you’ve enjoyed your delicious breakfast you get your ass into the bathroom to start getting ready for the day. Starting with looking after your pearly whites.

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Once you jump in the shower your phone rings, you see it’s your best mate so you can’t just leave it so you answer it trying to keep your modesty…even though nobody else is in the house. She wants to meet you so you hop on out.

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A text comes through… ‘Are you ready?’

You quickly grab your phone and shoot a snapchat back at her saying won’t take too much longer.

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While you are getting ready you can’t help but try that hair do you saw on Facebook or was it YouTube?

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you’ve chosen your favourite pair of shoes and you are on out the door at last.

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No matter how old you are some things never change and you act just as silly as you did when you were 12 years old.

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After a fun-filled afternoon, a spot of shopping and a bite to eat you head on home.

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Back home coffee in hand and feet up. Absolute bliss.

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You admire the makeup that’s still on from this morning and then need to take it all off. what a chore.

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You make a few to-do lists and then have a nosey on social media. life is good.

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Finally, as soon as your head hits the pillow you are asleep. That’s when you know it has been a good day.

 

A different post from normal I know just experimenting a bit

Hope you enjoyed it

hol

 

Autumn Essentials 

Since my birthday is in October it’s always been my favourite season and I love how you can simply slide from summer to the central heating and still feel warm…

The leaves haven’t quite changed colours yet. When one drops down on my head I will finally say autumn is here.

Here are a few essential things that I like to have…I missed out my hot water bottle but that one is with me all year round. Yes I’m slightly odd but hey I don’t mind being an oddington one bit 🙂

  • Hot Choc – With all the decorations if you feel like going a bit fancy
  • A Snuggly Blanket – Literally stuck to you until next summer
  • The Fireplace – Whether it’s a open fire or central heating just the nice feeling of not being cold.
  • A spiced candle – Those scents that bring the nostalgia of autumn
  • Nights in front of the box – All the films and new series to enjoy
  • A Pumpkin – Because of hallowe’en of course. You’re never too old.
  • A woolly jumper – The key thing you should have in your wardrobe to get you through the colder months.
  • Hat, scarf and gloves – So you can still enjoy being outside but your keeping well wrapped up.
  • Wellingtons Boots – To jump in the mound of colourful leaves and big puddles.

What reminds you of Autumn?

See you next time…

Words of wisdom: Remember this

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A few words of wisdom from me to you….

I want you to remember these 6 things this week if nothing else

  • If something made you laugh until your sides hurt write it down in your phone notes so you can look back on it and have a giggle to yourself again.
  • Go to your favourite bands concert. Have a drink but don’t get stupidly drunk you want to remember the epic time you had and get all the words right as your singing don’t you?
  • In life take plenty of pictures. Whatever catches your eye. Just click away. That way later on when you scroll through your camera roll you’ll remember everything about that day, good or bad.

  • Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations. Every path you take will take you on a journey and it’s up to you to make it through with strength and determination and end up right where you want to be – in your own little paradise.
  • Some talk to you in their free time and some free their time to talk to you. Learn the difference. Who is true to you and who is not.
  • One of the biggest lessons in life is to realise it’s ok to feel shitty. Just make sure you don’t stay there. Find your happy place and get back to it.

Thanks for stopping by….

See you in the next post

A Health Update 

Because illness has become a very big part of my life. I can’t just ignore the fact that life has changed for me big time. Before I would wake up and think what can I do today? Now I wake up and the first thing I think of, are my legs. 

Since the last update I have been in hospital again. Luckily they let me home the next day, as my really good friend lent me a single bed and the occupational therapist gave us enough mobility aids to start a shop. So my bedroom is now in the living room.


My legs are in paralysis 90% of the time so they are pretty useless. So it’s from the bed to the wheelchair and then back to bed with the help of mum and a couple aids too.

It’s hard as hell, I tell you.

If you look back at my blog in July – talking about walking miles around the city before watching our musical, that was literally 2 months ago. Now I can barely walk a yard.

Most of the time I’m extremely positive,  as I think it’s better than wallowing in something that can’t be helped. There is the odd day where all I do is cry. But hey I’m only human.


Until I have an appointment come through for the specialist I just have to plod on the best I can.

All this I couldn’t do without my wonderful mum and also the brilliant support of my friends too.

It’s 2 in the morning as I’m writing this I just can’t sleep. I find writing therapeutic so I thought why not do an update.

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That’s all to report on the health front.

See you in the next post

hol

MY EVERYDAY MAKE UP LOOK

Since I was old enough to wear it, I have always been a lover of makeup. 

I’m not that adventurous, purely because I don’t want to end up looking like a clown or someone with black eyes instead of smokey ones. So I have decided to share with you my everyday look and what products I use.

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Firstly I prep my face with a moisturiser to make sure my dry areas are taken care of and is ready for the foundation  AKA ‘my mask ‘.

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I apply my Collection Lasting Perfection in the shade fair under my eyes in an upside down triangle style, down my nose in the shape of something rude. Think you know what but it I find doing this covers my nose nicely. Then lastly to any blemishes and then blend.

img_0968I use three drops of Revlon Colour Stay Foundation in the shade fair (Because I am) and one drop of True Match in the shade Rose Ivory to match my skin tone. I sometimes use a brush or sometimes my fingers it just depends on whether I’m in a hurry or not.

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Next, I apply two coats of L’Oréal Baby Roll Mascara to my top lashes. I don’t do it to the bottom as I think they are long enough already. I love this one it really volumises and lengthens them.

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I grab an eyeliner brush and my MAC Fluidline Eyeliner and just apply it on my liquid line. I leave the upper liner for evening looks.

img_0962To add a bit of colour to little pale me I put some of my NYX Mosaic Blush on the apples of my cheeks. It’s quite subtle which I like about this product.

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I apply a tiny bit of my Benefit High Beam Highlighter just above my cheeks and on my Cupid’s bow just to accentuate them.

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Lastly, I apply some Nivea Fruity Shine  Watermelon Lip Balm to just give my lips a hint of colour.

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There you go…Here is the finished look with some added curls for good measure.

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you in my next post.

AUGUST FAVES

Here are a few things that I’ve loved in the month of August.

If I had spent more time out of hospital than in there would be loads more but here’s what I came up with.

Ok so here goes…..

HP SPROCKET PRINTER

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I’d had this on my Amazon wish list since just after Christmas and when I first went into hospital I was feeling rather down so I thought 8 months was long enough to keep the HP Sprocket waiting so I bought it. Totally worth waiting for. You just download the app that goes with it and buy the printer paper 2×3 of any make (as it’s cheaper not being HP) and away you go. Below I have a few ideas I may use mine for.

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AN OLD FAVOURITE I FOUND –  LOVERDOSE PERFUME


I reckon it was about 3 years ago I first bought this. It has a very girly smell not as strong as Britneys signature perfumes. I’ll hold my hand up and admit I still have Fantasy in my perfume collection.

Anyway, I was on Superdrug’s website looking for a present for my friend and there  Loverdose was. I was like oh my, that’s nostalgic. My Mum decided to treat me to it cos she’s such a babe. So now I smell bloody beautiful.

A SPLASH OF COLOUR TO THE GARDEN SHED

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Those of you that follow me on my blog Instagram would have already seen this. Finally, our little shed at the bottom of the garden had a makeover. I absolutely love it. We went with a purple door because I wasn’t allowed a pink one so it was a compromise. Now looking out on even the shittiest of days the garden will still brighten my day.

GLAMOURS PODCAST – A MUST LISTEN 

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You know that purple app on your iPhone that you think is rather pointless. It’s actually full of hilarious and informative stuff. Podcasts have been my saviour of late as they are so relaxing to listen to when you feel a bit anxious. So Glamour has a 40-ish minute podcast with celebrities talking about all sorts of topics ranging from social media to problems, to things that irritate you. It’s Called Hey, it’s ok… It’s definitely a laugh out loud Podcast and if you needed a pick me up this is it. My favourites have been Rylan, Fearne Cotton and Dawn O’ Porter. Don’t diss the purple app, go take a look.

Last but not least is a random favourite 

 

WARBURTON CRUMPETS 
I pretty much eat these on a daily basis only because they are very low fat and the calories are too. I love having sweet or savoury on them. Honey or cheese has to be my favourite choice at the moment.  Quick to do and only £1 what’s not to like.

BYE BYE AUGUST…BRING ON SEPTEMBER I AM AN AUTUMNAL BIRD AT HEART

Thanks for reading

hol

Stay Positive QUOTES

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Many apologies for my absence I promise I’m back now

I thought this post would be quite appropriate as I have been having a rough time at the moment as most of you know.  But also for those of you that just need that little bit of a positivity boost.

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This one’s a fab find… you wouldn’t keep dead flowers in a vase so don’t keep negative thoughts stored up in your head

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Ok so when you think, it uses energy even though you don’t really think it does. You will feel it happening. That’s where you feel happy or sad by the positive or negative thoughts you have.

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In life, there are things you can’t change no matter how hard you try.  As much as it may stress you out at the time once you think to yourself let that shit go you will instantly feel a sense of relief and feel a lot happier.

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I am going to leave you here with 3 quotes that I have stored on my phone that make me smile when I read them and I hope they do the same to you too.

 

Last but not least write down these daily reminders and you’ll never have a bad day unnecessarily again.

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 Much loves and thanks for stopping by….

hol