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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/)



friendships · home · life · positivity · relationships · thoughts

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

Yesterdays 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: Continue reading “Day 18: what I like about being a female”

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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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positivity · ratings and reviews · thoughts · tv

Why Strictly is the best TV Show

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It’s my favourite time of the year, it’s that time where the nights are drawing in, we’re getting in our comfies early and Saturdays are there for us to transform into a glittery dream. Strictly Come Dancing has been on our screens now for so long, I cannot remember a time when it was not on a Saturday night.

To me Strictly is the pinnacle of Saturday night entertainment.

It’s that warm cup of tea that you love, your favourite comfort blanket – it’s that show that you will always love and that love grows every year.

I am without a doubt definitely not the best dancer, and I cannot provide the strongest dance opinions, but I love to watch the development, growth and fun that the stars are having. I love seeing the celebrities transform into dancers, to provide us with the laughter, the feel goods and fill us with pride when their dance finishes and their score is provided. Let’s not even go there with the most amazing costumes and make up, the themed weeks are to die for and how hilarious the judges and presenters are (Tess, Claudia and Zoe #girlpower), the brilliant singers and musicians each week performing the most amazing songs. And finally, the amazing amazing amazing professional dancers, the ones that have come and gone, and those who are still on the show now. You are all incredible.

As the new series/season has started, I thought I would take a look back on my favourite performances that I watch time and time again (and not everyone’s obvious choices are here):

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I am happy.

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Guess what, I am happy.

I am happy for so many reasons (let’s just leave my aches and pains out of it haha), but I am happy and it’s a weird but beautiful feeling.

I am so grateful for:

  • my beautiful, funny, mad family
  • my gorgeous and ever so kind best friends
  • my lovely best friends’ little girlies who lighten up my life every time I see them
  • being in a loving home
  • having a job I actually really like doing and not dreading going into work the next day
  • being more confident in myself, whether that by physically or mentally
  • music to help me through so many emotions

Sometimes you have to talk a step back and think, you know what things are good. You may have your bad days, but at the end of the day someone loves you.

So if you’re feeling down, come and say hi! Whether its on here, instagram, twitter, or via email – I love talking to people.

I would never want you to feel sad or lonely.

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A simple thank you, can mean the world to someone.

thank-you6Two of the simplest words you can say, but two words put together says so much in so many different ways.

I am all for saying thank you, for complimenting others. I love to send my friends little thank you cards and notes every now and again, or buying them a little gift just to say a simple thank you.

I think a thank you can change someone’s day. It can change their mood. It may even bring a simple smile to the grumpiest of person…..you hope!

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