Tag: tips and tricks

BLOGMAS #5

Since most of us at Christmas are super stressed and we want everything to be perfect for this one special day which we call Christmas. I thought I would go researching and here are some tips to help you enjoy it and still have hair on your head by the end of it.

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  • Fork out the address book and hopefully your bought Christmas cards (you best go buy some if you haven’t) – a little secret buy next years after Christmas to save pennies.
  • Write the cards , get stamps and send them off before the cut off date(check the post office website for details) – deliver if they are local.
  • Make an inventory of what you have in the cupboard and what you think you need to feed the mouths of your guests at Christmas. Then go out and find your bargain buys at the supermarket.
  • Create a gift list and buy what they would like not what you think they may like as it may be end up being an unwanted present. Don’t lose the receipts.
  • Get the tree out the attic/loft or go purchase one and go absolutely mad with the decorations – show your creative streak.
  • Go to Christmas fayres and get into the Christmas spirit
  • Blast out a Christmas playlist and sing your heart out and dance round like a loon.
  • Make sure you have enough wrapping paper and then get on and wrap your gifts. For the lazy bums enough gift bags.
  • Sort out arrangements for the big day, lighten the load and help each other along.
  • Open the door to a Christmas caroller even if they sound like a strangled cat, they are trying their best. pop them a pound or what you can spare for their charity and on their way they go.
  • Go visit elderly friends and relatives, sometimes they are left on the back burner because they’ve endured so many Christmases. Elderly people get sad this time of year so make someone smile this Christmas.
  • Make sure you have got the mince pies cos they are yummy and obviously Santa likes them too ha ha
  • Put on your favourite Christmas Film, light the fire, put some candles on, wrap up in a blanket and enjoy.

Merry Christmas xx

Tips for great skin

We all want lovely clear skin… Including me.

By just leaving it to luck isn’t the best thing to do but to get yourself into doing these things will definitely get you better skin.DAILY ❤️ Wash your face twice daily❤️ Take your make up off every night❤️ Apply moisturiser after cleansing❤️ Take warm showers (never hot)❤️ Drink tons of water throughout the day❤️ Get enough sleep aim for 8 hours❤️ Always apply SPF 30

WEEKLY

❤️ Exfoliate your skin

❤️ Use a sheet mask

❤️ Disinfect your phone

❤️ Change your pillowcases

❤️ Wash your make up brushes

MONTHLY

❤️ Exfoliate your whole body (do it more often if you fake tan)

❤️Treat yourself to a facial

❤️Stock up on your products if needed

YEARLY

❤️ See a dermatologist if you can afford it

❤️ Get a skin screening to see where your problem areas lie.

❤️ Check expiration dates on products and make up

If you follow this list I can guarantee your skin will see improvements

Let me know down below if you have any that I haven’t included that you find beneficial in your skincare routine.

Til next time

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Period Hacks/Essentials

Oh bloody hell….. its here….where was the warning…..i wasn’t prepared….how am i going to get through it….i hate it, i hate it.

Don’t you just love it when you get a visitor every month who won’t sod off til they are quite finished. I know I like to see mine come but I also can’t wait to see the back of it.

Having a period isn’t all bad it shows your body is still working and your reproductive system isn’t growing no babies inside so if you weren’t planning on being pregnant then having one is quite a relief.

However, it isn’t always plain sailing.  There are aches/pains, horrendous mood swings, emotional outbursts, mahoosive spots usually so noticeable no concealer can hide, and the thought of leaking sends your mind into panic.

I have put together a little list of things that can help you get through the week from hell with a little more comfort.

  • Use a period tracker – My favourite is CLUE. You can get it on the app store free and it lets you know when your most fertile days are, when you are next due and lets you record your symptoms throughout your 28-day cycle… I have a post about it here if you want to find out more. It’s so handy.
  • Have a hot water bottle, heat pads (that you stick on top of your underwear) or a homemade heat pad with a thick sock, some rice and then put it in the microwave. I can never be without my hot water bottle, period or not.
  • Having a  hot bath helps if you suffer from back pain as well as cramps. I always think I will leak in there so I wear some bikini bottoms.
  • Never wear your best underwear, have a stash of old ones that you don’t mind if you got blood on them – If you do a bit of salt and cold water rubbed together works a treat.
  • If you are craving chocolate during your period try and go for dark chocolate if you can has more iron in it which helps when you are losing blood.
  • This is a funny one – as soon as you feel your PMT coming on wear  RED nail varnish so the other half knows you are out of bounds and are probably going to become Godzilla if they say the wrong thing.
  • Have a stack of DVDs to get through whether they are ones to make you laugh or ones to make you bawl your eyes out. I sometimes find having a good cry helps but i guess everyone’s different.
  • Change your diet during your period to stop getting doubly bloated. Avoid fizzy drinks and starchy foods and eat plenty of fruit and keeping your fluids up too.
  • Stretch your left thumb and pointer finger and apply pressure one finger space down this will help alleviate any crampy pain and you can do it anywhere too.
  • Putting your legs up the wall whilst you are led on your bed somehow strangely helps the achiness you get during the first few days.
  • Last of all buy yourself some tea tree to get those spots gone pronto…this is my favourite The Body Shop Tea Tree anti blemish Solution

Some of these you may already know but I thought I’d just put a few down for you to make note of if you didn’t.

Also if you fancy a giggle here is my first period nightmare story… I cringe every time.

Thanks for reading….feel free to share your tips below

til next time

What I learnt staying off Social Media for 4 days


I decided over the Easter weekend from the Thursday to the Tuesday I was going to delete all my social media and try and not be consumed by what was going on with everyone else and how the Easter bunny came…I know he’s not real cos if he was he would have delivered some to this chocoholic right here.

Don’t get me wrong I love being on social media as you connect with so many amazing people that lift you up and make you smile even on them shitty days.

I did find though that I was itching to go on my blogging instagram as seeing all their posts inspire me very much…but I resisted.

I was missing out on some amazing twitter chats and seeing what other people had put on their blogs as that’s mainly where I find peoples blogs who don’t have WordPress.

I really didn’t miss Facebook as I find that of late it’s lost its appeal and you can never go past one day without someone bitching about someone else…discuss that stuff in private not with the whole of your friends list.

Snapchat is probably the one where you don’t miss it if you don’t know what’s been posted…Mainly on mine people just post stories. I’m pretty sure there will be plenty more stories.

HOWEVER…

I just couldn’t stay away from Pinterest I had to keep myself sane by pinning all the ideas I came across and when I couldn’t sleep Pinterest was there for me as always.


I learnt that life still goes on whether you are on social media or not and it’ll probably be exactly the same when you go back to it.

I’m bringing something different to my blog

What happens when you have so much to say and things to share to help your readers but it just won’t fit into a blog post. That’s where my new idea comes in.

I thought that I could include a monthly newsletter at the end of each month…

Full of things to inspire, motivate and make you laugh

It will start the end of march… I hope to get some people interested to make it worthwhile doing it

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BEAUTY HACKS:Tips and Tricks

I decided on a beauty post to start my blog off.I don’t know about you but i always look for tips and tricks on making things a little easier and these 5 I really enjoyed finding and testing them out.

I hope you will too.

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Thank you for stopping by

See you in my next blog post xxx