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Day 3 – life is boring without…

Hey hey hey it’s day 3!!

I love the idea of this blog post but I’ve had to really bring down the ideas as to what I can write about lol.

Life is a great thing sometimes but as the song goes “life’s a bit of shit when you look at it”, but this won’t be the angle I go for today. There are so many reasons for looking at life in a positive way so I thought I would just bullet point some of my faves.

So, life would be boring without:

  • Laughter
  • Friends and family
  • Love
  • Pets
  • Music
  • Tv
  • Film
  • Money
  • Alcohol

Standard, but how about “life would be boring without…”:

  • The feeling of grass on your bare feet
  • The crunch of the first autumn leaf
  • The singing birds in the morning
  • The smell of rain after a really hot day
  • The feeling on that first step into deep snow
  • Glitter
  • Candy floss
  • A child giving you a hug saying they love you
  • Unicorns
  • Stretching out in bed after a long day
  • Makeup
  • Cute baby pandas and elephants and orangutans or just any small animal
  • Colours
  • Dressing gowns
  • A good cup of tea and a book
  • Imagination
  • When you actually wear matching underwear
  • Swearing, I can’t imagine it without lol
  • Emojis
  • A camera to take photos of those perfect moments
  • Someone to talk to
  • Confetti
  • Winning an argument you know you’re right
  • That feeling on the loo when you’re pissed and you are like “how did I get here?”
  • Doughnuts
  • Confidence
  • The first dip in the pool when you’re really hot
  • Happiness
  • Doing teddy bear rolls in the grass
  • Booping a dog’s nose
  • Your favourite pair of underwear
  • Innuendos
  • The feeling of how amazing your legs look in high heels
  • Variety in languages
  • A hot water bottle on a cold day
  • Finding the perfect lipstick
  • Freshly shaved legs on bed sheets lol!!
  • A hot man/woman walking past with the most amazing perfume/aftershave
  • Passion for something you love
  • Running away from the waves on the beach
  • Fun fair rides such as rollercoasters
  • Trying something new for the first time

That’s only some of my list, what do you think I have missed out?

blogging · life

Day 2 – what do you look forward to in the future?

Day 2 of the blogging challenge and I just want to say thanks for all of the love of my first post.

I’m writing this post the night before as tomorrow will be super busy for me. Tomorrow I am going to my Uni town to walk about and hopefully surprise my nan (if I have enough money!!).

Anyway back to the post, the future, it’s super scary right. I am definitely the type of person who likes to live in the past and the future scares the shit out of me. It scares me to the point where sometimes I don’t want to do something, in case it fucks up things in my life where I am comfortable. Does anyone else get like that?

I’m trying to get through these thoughts and think positively, so, what I am looking forward to in the future (I hope) are:

  • I look forward to living in my own place
  • I look forward to being a mum (If I can)
  • I look forward to having my own car
  • I look forward to being as happy as I can
  • I look forward to growing older with my best friends and making more memories
  • I look forward to seeing my best friends children grow and see who they become
  • I look forward to finding someone who will love me
  • I look forward to changing my outlook on the future
  • I look forward to more happy years with my family

What do you look forward to in the future? Are you the type to constantly look to the past? Why are we so scared of the future… is it just the unknown? Would you want to know what the future may bring?

blogging · positivity

Day 1 – are you happy?

Here we go, day 1 of my 31 day challenge.

The first question I believe is one of the most important questions in life. It’s something that we cannot avoid, but we often lie when answering. No one is truly happy are they? If so I would like to meet them.

Someone will always find something negative to say about themselves probably every day, Either it’s:

  • Their weight
  • Their job
  • Their relationship status
  • How much money they have

There is always something.

But what people often forget is, what we may dislike in ourselves other people may be jealous of.

So for me, I am kind of happy. I am happier than I was years ago, but I’m unhappier with certain things in my life than I was.

Life is always going to have ups and downs, but I definitely have more ups than downs.

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31 days of happiness – let’s do this

Guess what I am going to blogging a lot over the next and I am not ready for it.

Over the past month I have been answering a question about myself daily, and I had the idea to turn and expand this into a blog post… or two lol. Also anything that is going to make me blog more often, is a good thing!

So, over the next month prepare to see more of me… sorry, not sorry.

The blog posts

Day 1 – are you happy?

Day 2 – what do you look forward to in the future?

Day 3 – life is boring without…

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What I have learnt about myself recently.

loveyouandthem

Hey you lovely people, I thought I would write a post about learning about yourself. Learning what you like about yourself, what you stand for and how you can develop as a person.

Someone’s personality can either happen in a single night, a week or over the course of a year. But a lot can happen in a year, and from what you learn you grow . I therefore thought I would take you through the year and maybe you might take on board somethings…

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Sunday thoughts.

I have a lot of thoughts going on in my head at the moment and I just can’t seem to shift them. So I’m going back to basics, as to why I first started writing this blog… counselling.

Just some bullet points for myself:

  • It will come
  • There will be karma
  • They’re just lost
  • He is an absolute bastard
  • She is strong
  • You’ll be okay
  • Look for what you find happiness in
  • Trust your voice
  • Believe
  • Stop pressuring yourself
  • Knock out of this downness you have at the moment
  • Plan your break
  • Stop wondering what if
  • Relax

beauty · blogging · body image · make up · positivity · ratings and reviews

National Lipstick Day

I love a bit of lippy, I mean who doesn’t!! It makes you feel super confident, gives you that extra bit of glam and often makes you stand out from the crowd.

Lipstick over the past few years I feel has evolved more than anything else. We have such a wide range now to choose from that everyone has their favourite type, whether it’s your standard shine, matte, or liquid lipstick, glitter, bright colour, dark colours – there is one for every occasion and every person.

I have written about lipstick a lot on my blog, so I thought I would compile a list of my fave posts (some being more popular that others, ssh it offends the lesser known).

Have a gander:

The Primark Super Matte Liquid Lipstick

A review about Primarks then latest range of liquid lipsticks. My ultimate fave red shade came from this range, see if you can spot it from my endless selfies lol.

Or how about:

My favourite matte liquid lipsticks

A review of my all time favourite liquid lipsticks, covering a range of brands.

Or, what about Primark’s other range:

Primark Instagirl intense liquid lipstick

Providing a review of their latest liquid lipsticks which still are amazing today!

Or, one of my original posts

Lips lips and more lips

A little post about all of the different lipsticks and lipbalms available out there on sale, and making sure you choose the best one for you.

And finally a different type of post:

Makeup vs you

A look into why we wear makeup, why we should be self confident and why we should be comfortable in our own skin.

There you have it my top posts about lipstick and feel confident.

I hope you’re wearing lipstick today, who gives two toots if you’re wearing bright blue, green, yellow or even black. Wear what you want, go and rock that beautiful red shade and feel proud!

Love always

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life · thoughts

Dear me, here is a letter to future you

Hi future me, it’s past me here.

I’ve come across this idea of writing you a little letter/ post to give you some thoughts and ideas for future you.

Next year you will be 30, if previous past me (you know the stubborn teenage me) could see you now, she would definitely be like:

  • Why haven’t you moved out?
  • Why do you not have enough savings?
  • Why are you not married by now?

She would be flipping out. Now, I don’t know how things will be between now and next year one of those may happen, well to be honest only one of those things could happen. So, how about we write down some points to see whether you can tick off some of them:

  • Be happy with yourself
  • Be happy in your job
  • Be comfortable with your body
  • Be more confident with dating, you can be loved
  • Save money regularly, it’ll be worth it
  • Know your worth
  • Stop buying unnecessary things
  • Stop comparing yourself to others
  • Stand up for yourself
  • Say no more
  • Say yes in the right circumstances, especially if you feel comfortable
  • Visit Glasgow
  • Say I love you more, especially to your Nan she isn’t very well at the moment
  • Be open
  • Learn more German
  • Find a new hobby or learn more makeup skills

Remember it doesn’t matter if you don’t have the following:

  • A flat
  • A car
  • Thousands of pounds in the bank
  • A child
  • A relationship

As long as you have those who you love around you, you’re set.

Its a long list I know future me, but hopefully you can tick off at least half of them!!

You’ve got this shit. I believe in you.

beauty · make up · ratings and reviews

Maybelline colossal spider effect mascara review

If you have been following my blog for some time, you will know that my absolute favourite mascara ever is the Maybelline Colossal Volume Express – Cats eyes. It stays all day, hardly ever smudges, the wand is fantastic and gets every single lash and it’s so affordable.

However, Maybelline have lovingly discontinued it. Do they not know how much I love this product? I have tried to find it before it was completely gone and it’s no longer possible. I therefore had to look for an alternative, and god I have looked.

I definitely do prefer the Maybelline Colossal selection, as I feel that they make my eyelashes stand out so much! Then I came across this beauty, the Maybelline Spider effect.

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