17 July 2018


Last week there was no new content and that was simply because I just couldn't find the time to put my thoughts to paper but this week we're back on track and that makes this girl very happy. 

I haven't done one of these in a long time and now that it's come time for me to move again, it's the perfect opportunity to share with you ask my empties, products I'm choosing to get rid of and those that I'm interested in repurchasing. 

Maybelline Setting Spray
One of my favourite drugstore setting sprays. Helps prolonger the wear of makeup while keeping makeup looking fresh and dewy. The scent isn't to over powering and sprays an even, fine mist to the face. Hands down a product I'd repurchase. 

Chichi BB Cream 
I already had a back up of the Chichi BB Cream by the time I ran out of the first tube and I think that says it all. Will continue to repurchase until I find something better. 

The Body Shop Body Butter - Green Tea & Frosted Plum 
I love a good ole Body Shop Body Butter and Green Tea stands at my favourite scent at the moment. While the Frosted Plum scent was delicious I believe it's a limited edition Christmas scent that I've got round to finishing up now. I couldn't recommend a better body butter for you to try. 

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash - Mini Size
Nothing should surprise you about this one. Again, a solid staple in my skincare routine all year round. I've been using this product for years now and I'll definitely continue to repurchase. 

Chapstick Pawpaw Lip Balm
The amount of lip balms I own is a little ridiculous. I have one in my makeup bag, in my bathroom, in my handbag, in my car and basically wherever else you'd need a lip balm. Chapstick's Pawpaw Lip Balm seems to be the only one I've used up without losing as well as repurchasing. It's a great natural treatment for your lips at this time of the year. 

Simple Water Boost Hydrating Gel Cream 
Not a moisturiser I'd hurry back and repurchase but I did enjoy trying some new products from Simple. While it felt good on the skin, I think I've tried better moisturisers for my skin type. 

Simple Hydrating & Light Facial Moisturiser
I've gone on and on about this product before and how it's done wonders to my skin. I'll definitely be repurchasing while I continue to try other moisturisers. 

Manicare Miracle Growth Cuticle Oil 
As a nail bitter, cuticle oil has been  life saver. I've tried many cuticle oils, as you're about to find out but this one is a solid favourite and the only one of gone back to repurchase. I believe I've just started my third bottle. 

OPI Cuticle Oil 
Again, love the product itself but just think the one above provides more benefits for a lower cost. 

Revlon Cuticle Oil 
Very similar thoughts to above but again, for a lower cost I can get better. Also, I cannot stand the scent of this particular cuticle oil and while the scent can be hidden by a scented hand cream I'd still prefer the Cuticle Oil by Manicare. 

Glam Glow Mud Mask - Mini Size
This was my first time trying anything from Glam Glow and I was highly impressed. While I definitely recommend this product and couldn't speak highly enough about it,  I know in the future I'll be using cheaper alternatives that work just as well for my skin. 

5 July 2018

Self Care | A Friendly Reminder


Well if you’re here for a long in-depth post about my self care routine, you’ll need to check back to a post from February, linked here, where I chat about all my favourite self care practices, routines and rituals. However, this post is more of a quick friendly reminder to really take some time for yourself. By now I feel like you all know how much of an advocate I am for self care. Self care is essential all year round but I’m not going to lie, this time of the year can be tough. Winter and the cold weather is really enough on its own but it can also be enough to dampen our mood and really get us unmotivated.

I was inspired by an Instagram post I saw on Friday by a good friend of mine Becs, @bringingbackbecs. She was talking about all the things she was going to do for herself over the weekend. Weirdly enough, it was exactly what I needed to see to movitve me to do something for myself. It also really got me thinking about how we shouldn’t just be doing things for ourselves every now and then or when we get to the point of burning out. Self care should be something we do weekly and schedule time for so we don’t get to that point where we’ve got nothing left to give.

I want to thanks Becs because her Instagram post servied as my friendly reminded to look after myself and because of her post, I’m sat here now passing on that friendly remind to you.

If Winter is getting you down, a bit like it was for me last week, take a look at my ‘How To Kick The Winter Blues In The Butt’ post where I talked about a few of things I do to try and keep myself thriving and motivated during the colder months.

Much love, B x

3 July 2018

Happy Birthday Pop

Just a little post to honour the fact that on the 29 June my Pop would've turned 82. 

It's weird to think that this is the second birthday we've celebrated without him here. It's still odd to think about the fact that I'm not able to hug him or here his laugh again. 

I miss both my Nan and Pop so the point where words can't even describe. But I sit with comfort knowing they're together and happy. 

HB Pop, I love you xo 

B x