Today it really has felt autumnal, to the point I heard my mum say those magic words
“Hol, shall we put the heating on?”
Autumn is actually my favourite season. I love how you can get nice and cosy under a blanket with the candles and if you’re lucky enough an open fire and watch all the TV you like.
I have even started looking on Pinterest for fashion inspiration for this colder weather so I thought I’d share a few bits I like with you.
There will be more autumn themed posts throughout Sept and October so keep an eye out
Til next time… Much loves
Well my little brain has been doing a spot of overtime thinking. Especially all things blogging.
I want to try and cover as many topics as i can. Ones i enjoy writing and also what others can relate to and get help from.
These are the ones i have come up with
I have also been writing on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays of late. I think I’m going to just post as and when for a few weeks and see how it goes…i will definitely keep you updated if i start doing set days again.
I hope you’ll join me in future posts
Til next time
I’m sorry but I couldn’t resist getting my light box out and adding it to the festive decorations.
When I was younger I would always sing that song and insist it was Holly day instead of holiday. Still makes me laugh now.
It’s just over a week until Christmas Day and I’m going to hold my hands up and say that I’m not really ready for it. I have bought a few pressies and the rest will be rush buying a few days before.
With my nieces and nephew it’s more magical when I see them at Christmas as they still believe that Santa brought them it all and not their Mum and Dad and when you’re younger Christmas is so much more exciting.
Ever since I was 7 and my brother broke the news that the Father Christmas at the party we were at was actually Dad. It kind of burst my bubble and I had to keep my mouth shut to those who still believed.
I however am looking forward to spending Christmas Day with my Mum, Brother, Auntie, Uncle and Cousins. I’ll be the youngest there unless Craig my brother brings Daisy who’s 16 months and quite knowing.
We always have our lunch quite late say 3pm whilst listening to the Queen do her speech and then play some games that always have prizes if you win. Alcoholic beverages are out late afternoon – and nibbles and a buffet tea. Some of us go and watch the soaps as they are always good on Christmas Day. There’s always the record button though which there never was back in the day ooo apart from a VHS.
Then it’s Boxing Day – off to the sales if you’re interested in saving a pound or two or carry on the festive period by having a knees up with friends.
There you go blink and it’s over… Don’t forget it’s ok to Eat, drink and be merry without feeling guilty.
Thanks for reading – go have some fun
Til next time
Well as I am having one today I thought I’d share with you what I feel helps me not feel so shite.
I grab my sketch pad and pencils and get lost in what I’m drawing. As you can see I’m not that good but it makes me a bit more relaxed. You should definitely give it a try it’s a well cheap hobby.
I’m not ashamed to say I own a few self help books especially ones that have interesting questions and quotes in like this one. We all need a bit of guidance from time to time, right?
Writing in a diary helps me get whatever thoughts about the day out and onto paper. It definitely helps the stress levels.
Music is what keeps me going whether it’s a good day or a bad one. I have found acoustic to be quite soothing.
With the power of Spotify it can relax my body and mind and maybe have a snooze which never hurts anyone.
Pick your favourite films, mine are nostalgic ones when I’m having a bad day and they are an instant mood lifter
Bridget Jones is a legend and Colin and Hugh are the eye candy…Happy days
So many memories flood back watching this film it taught me things I didn’t know when I was 12 and I remember watching it at my mates sleepover on video. Oh my how times have changed.
Demi Moore, Christina Ricci and Thora Birch make this film what it is. I love it.
I grab my hot water bottle, one of many…
and my eye mask, shut my peepers and hope for a better day tomorrow.
Don’t ruin a good today because of a bad yesterday.
Here are the make up products I used to get the look below
First of all I applied seventeen falsify HD mascara to my lashes, I actually think this one is a must if you can’t afford high end ones and its tear-proof… tested by me. I put two coats just to make sure each lash has mascara on it
I took a blending brush and the makeup revolution electric dreams pallete and worked it across both lids not applying it too heavy so it still looks subtle but eye-catching.
After that I applied the Malani eye tech perfection liquid liner to my top lash line to give it a bit more edge. Then as always my signature thing under the eye liner. I find that a gel one always stays put and goes on smoother so I used Maybelline lasting drama gel liner.
I loved this look as purple brings out the green in my eyes. I am not one to experiment with eyeshadows but I think I may do now in the future.
Here’s a few things to to to help you relax unwind and give yourself a bit of me time.
• Set the mood – draw the curtains, put on fairy lights, light a scented candle or put an oil burner on • Choose a playlist that is going to chill you out, so maybe acoustic, panpipes, instrumental, love songs, whatever gets you into the zone.
• Whether it’s a shower or a bath you enjoy, take some me time and lather yourself up in your favourite body wash or emerse yourself in a bath full of bubbles.
• Grab a book you have been reading or meaning to get started on, or a magazine maybe a glass of your favourite tipple.
• Pampering yourself helps ease stress and worries so a face mask, body scrub, self tan, mani and pedi. Trying out new hair dos you’ve been meaning to give a try
• Meditation / yoga is not just for the zen people of the world. Trust me it works miracles when you are super stressed. Concentrating on your breathing or taking your mind off to somewhere nice is so relaxing and will help your body at the same time as your mind. It’s easy to learn and practising makes perfect.
• Watching your favourite film, or tv series will not only make you relaxed but happy at the same time
• Give yourself some me time at least once a week you deserve it.