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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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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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Sunshine Blogger Award

Hello lovelies I hope that you are all enjoying the sunshine that was not intentional!, but seriously it’s lovely weather isn’t it!

The other week, gosh I am slow I know, I got lovingly tagged in a tweet by the fabulous Holly for this brilliant positive ‘Sunshine Blogger Award’, to celebrate positivity and happiness in a world where there is so much negativity.

I highly recommend you taking a look at Holly’s blog, she’s new to the blogging game so please go and give her a follow. Her blog is great, full of witty comments, useful advice and of course positivity.

Also, I freaking loved and I laughedat Holly’s description of my blog, as it’s so incredibly true “she writes as fast as I think and everything is pink” hahaha so true, I do not edit or plan my posts, I simply go with what comes out.

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A sunny day out

Where I live we have a number of events throughout the spring summer seasons which celebrate living in Kent.

Rochester is known for its various festivals; sweeps, dickens, the Santa run just to make a few!

A few weeks ago we took my Nan on a day out to the sweeps festival. The sweeps festival is an annual tradition full of music, dancing (Morris dancing especially!), family friendly fun and the odd costume and psychic/witches.

Here’s just a few photos from that day. Ps how adorable is my fan!!!

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My favourite mascara: Maybelline Colossal Volume Express – Cats Eyes review


Hello you beautiful people.

I hope that you’re all okay. I’ve been meaning to dedicate a whole post to this amazing product for so long, I don’t know why I haven’t done it sooner!

I have tried and tested various mascara over the years, different brands, brushes, high end, low priced and I always  go back to the Maybelline Colossal Volume Express ‘Cat Eyes’.

This is my absolute favourite mascara.

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Its one day out of many. Be happy.

Life is a bit of a struggle sometimes isnt it? We all put so much expectations on ourselves, we all strive to the best whether in personal life or work life, we all pit each other against each other, no matter how much you say you don’t. How and why did we become all so stressed?

If you remember the little things in life:

  • I am alive
  • I am breathing
  • I have love around me
  • I have a roof over my head
  • I have the love of family around me
  • I have the love of friends around me
  • I have food (even if they’re scraps) in the kitchen
  • I have got out of bed today

Anything else is extra, anything else is an award that someone else may not have been given that day.

Just remember next time you are feeling a bit down, you’ve got loads to look forward to. You may be having a bit of a shit day, but it really isnt a shit life, its 24 hours out of thousands upon thousands of ours in your life.

  • Laugh as much and as loud as you want
  • Wear what you want
  • Look like what you want to look
  • Love who you love
  • Eat all the chocolate you feel like (it’s going to go off otherwise!!)
  • Learn to relax (even check out my chill out zone https://loveyouandthem.com/chill/)



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10 things I learnt about growing up 

I am getting to the stage in life where either most of my friends are engaged, married, going to have babies, are parents or going through relationship breakups because they haven’t lasted since the start of their 20’s. I am in my late 20s now, and it is a bit of a strange age, for me personally I still feel like im 21 and it still feels as though I left Uni last year and not nearly 10 years ago. It made me realise what the hell have I learnt really, and what I could have said to myself all those years ago. Continue reading “10 things I learnt about growing up “

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Day 18: what I like about being a female

The recent women’s marches across the world really made me think about how great women are as a sex and how we fight for and support each other. Now I have already wrote about what like most about men, so don’t say I’m being biased!
I therefore thought I’d put together a collection of what j like about being female.

So, here we go:

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Day 13 blog challenge: a band or musician who has positively impacted your life

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Firstly I want to wish you all a beautiful Christmas,  I hope that you have already recovered from all of the food and drink. I know today especially i am so tired!!

I had a little Christmas blog break, one because I had too many family memorable moments to forget about my blog and two….. just been a bit tipsy lol. But back to the blog!

I like this day, as I have pretty ,ichor done this post before so I can either do a huge copy or paste lol or just provide you the link. My love for this artist has never changed,  I still get emotional listening to their songs. Weirdly a song of theirs just came on as I’m writing this.

I love their positivity, their detail of emotion throughouttheir lyrics and the escapism of it all. I was really going through a rough patch know my “love life” and their album was played on repeat, sang loudly in the car and quite often cried to it

Please kept in mind that I wrote this post in 2014, not only has my writing style changed but this was when said artist was becoming big haha.

Enjoy —– the musician that has positively impacted my life.

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