Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Winter Skincare Saviours

If you're anything like me and suffer from dry skin, then Winter is probably not your best friend. I find that it's the one time my skin flares up as the constant cold and windy conditions just don't agree with me.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

5 things that 2017 taught me

We're already 4 weeks into the New Year, and although I'm admittedly suffering from a slight case of the January Blues, I'm feeling positive about the year ahead. 2017 was a good year for me, I got a new job that I love, made new friends and had some fabulous holidays so all in all it was pretty successful I'd say!

There are a few life lessons I learnt along the way throughout 2017 that I thought I'd share with you.

Don't have high expectations 

I'm an extremely positive and optimistic person the majority of the time, so much so that it often doesn't work in my favour. I tend to see the best in people, and find myself making excuses for shitty behaviour instead of just accepting a situation. Lets just say life is a whooole lot easier if you don't expect too much from someone or something, although I'm laid back I'm pretty sensitive so I can feel easily let down, but if I didn't set my expectations so high in the first place, this probably wouldn't happen!

Put yourself first 

You are only in your 20's once, and now is the time to really think about yourself. Do what you want to do, learn to say no if you want to, and don't worry about what anyone else thinks. Everyone has an opinion, but if you're happy doing something, don't let what others say stop you! For example, blogging in an area like North Wales is definitely something that has been laughed at in the past, but it's normally from people that have no hobbies or ambition, so take it on the chin and DO YOU!

Spend time with new people 

I absolutely love my friends and spending time with them is fab, but meeting new people and mixing with others is actually really nice too! It can sometimes be a little overwhelming to venture out of your friendship circle but I've found making new friends to be one of the highlights of 2017. Whether it's going on more work do's or going for coffee with an old friend you may not have spent time with in ages, it's great to see a bit more of different friendly faces!

Being single is actually alright (I promise)

I've been single for a while now, and although there are definitely pros and cons, I'm going into 2018 quite content with being an independent gal! I find that being single I spend so much more time with friends and family, and doing what I actually want to do, and lets be honest, being able to be selfish really is okay. As nice as it would be to meet someone, I'm perfectly happy working on myself, by myself for the time being! Obviously if an Anthony Joshua lookalike swiped right on Tinder, I wouldn't say no..

Don't feel guilty for taking time out 

I'm one of those people that really struggles to say no, and I also suffer from extreme FOMO - I just can't sit at home knowing my friends are in the pub, especially when it's at the end of my road! I always end up overdoing things because I don't want to miss out, or I don't want to say no to someone but every now and then I love nothing more than spending a Saturday night in my PJs watching Netflix. Don't feel like you're being boring for wanting to spend time alone or just chilling, I end up feeling like shite if I go out every weekend and it also results in an unsightly bank balance. Put a face mask on, shove your hair up, and have some 'me' time when you feel like it!

What did you learn in 2017? 


Sunday, 14 January 2018

Goals for 2018

It's safe to say it's been a while since I've updated my blog, but I thought what better time to start fresh than at the beginning of a brand new year?! Although I am two weeks late to the 'New Year, New Me' party, here's a few of my goals for 2018.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Spa in a jar: The Ritual of Hammam collection

Who doesn't love a cheeky trip to the spa? Personally, I find there's no better way to unwind than to completely switch off (that means surgically removing my phone from my hand) and having some kind of relaxing treatment. Although I love to do this - as I'm sure many of you do too