Health and Fitness Thoughts

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Happy Sunday! Now this is a topic that has been the bane of my life for many months, heck even years. I thought I would write a post today on reasons why I need to find my motivation and works towards becoming fit and healthy.  I've struggled with my weight since I can remember, there's never been a time when I've felt truly happy with how I look. Which thinking about is actually quite sad. I just have a very negative opinion of my body, which I think is body dismorphia (please correct me if I'm wrong cause I'm not a hundred percent on that!)
We all have our reasons why we choose to say enough is enough so here are three of my main ones:

My Brother's Wedding
The main reason is that my brother is getting married in July and I have been asked to be a bridesmaid. We have the dresses, and mine does fit. However, I know it can look a lot better as I currently feel like crap in mine. I want to feel somewhat glamorous on my brother's big day and not hate my arms in every single picture. Operation bridesmaid is on!

How My Clothes Fit
God my outfits have become so dull recently. When I was at uni I would make a conscious effort to come up with varying outfits. But all I've stuck to lately is baggy tops and leggings so my whole body is covered up! There's so many nice things in my wardrobe that I just feel like I can;t wear right now as they show off parts of my body I've grown to hate. I would love to be able to go into shops or online and get a smaller size of clothing, i miss that feeling!

For someone like me who feels anxious everyday and worries over every little detail, exercise I think will be great to help combat that. My job has caused me so much stress recently that all i want to do is sleep and sleep... and sleep more. I went to the gym yesterday for the first time in months and afterwards I felt so good. It's a chance for me to take time to focus on myself, be on my own with headphones in and just push myself. It's going to be a really slow journey as I am so unfit, but baby steps and all that. 

So there are some of my motivational reasons I guess you could say. If you have any please let me know! 
Also I have to say how much I love my new food diary, the quote on the front is just so me. Sometimes you just have to include a swear word. I bought it on Etsy here - I am loving that website at the moment. 

Rainbow and Loud

Monday, 5 February 2018

 Asos Bright Stripe Jumper - £22.00

A fashion themed post, I know what is happening. It's been a long time since I've posted any outfit posts as well let's face it the self confidence has been real low lately. But I just had to share this jumper I bought a little while a go as I'm a little bit obsessed.

Rainbow seems to be a real trend at the moment and I love it. I've been really inspired by bloggers lately and seen so many bright coloured pieces. I usually hide behind black and white outfits, but I think it's time to have a little more fun. My style has become quite boring lately so I'm trying to bring back the buzz I used to have when creating outfits. I hope soon I will be able to outfit posts outside... day.

Originally I wanted to buy a glittery striped jumper from Warehouse, but like everything I have my eye on it sold out so quickly! But i found this little bright number from Asos. I pair this jumper usually with black jeans so the focus is entirely on this piece, but I think it would look great with a blue denim skirt as well. It's a great jumper to wear when you're having a bad day as it just instantly boosts your mood, and i need that as I'm always feeling the blues at the start of the year!

Mini Colourpop Haul

Sunday, 14 January 2018

So first off, hello 2018! Bit delayed but happy new year (even though I'm currently experiencing a case of the January blues!). So I said throughout January I wouldn't place any orders, well I clearly failed at that... 
A little while ago I watched a make up tutorial of a navy blue glitter eye look, and Colourpop was the brand used. I kept thinking about it and wanting to recreate it myself. After scrolling through the website countless times and seeing what looked like the prettiest eye shadow shades, I decided to just say sod it and place an order. I could have done some serious damage to my bank account, but I stuck with four things. Sadly one of the shades I purchased arrived broken, I suppose it did come on a long journey from Los Angeles. It was the shade called I heart this, and was supposed to be a birthday present for my friend, guess I'll have to think of something else eh.

How Is It Nearly Christmas!

Friday, 15 December 2017

It's been a little quiet on here huh, I cannot believe it is nearly Christmas already! I just felt like writing a little catch up post on here. I know everyone says it but for real where has this year gone. I really wanted to do some kind of Christmas post on here because I do love this time of year. Being a massive nerd about fairy lights, I love seeing lights on peoples houses. It just makes me so happy. Plus everyone (apart from the men in my family who are complete Scrooge's) seem to be a lot more cheery.

I've been so thankful to have a few days off in December as life seems to get so much more hectic. Work has been so stressful and I've been feeling pretty low. Also I've had the flu so I was stuck in bed for a few days. Does anyone else always get ill in the run up to Christmas? I guess it's the stress of it all. Christmas day this year is going to be a little strange as it will be just me, my mum, my sister, her girlfriend and my boyfriend. My family unfortunately can't all be together so we're going to have our Christmas day a few days later. So my plan for the 25th is drink a lot of prosecco, eat a lot of buffet food and play board games.

Hows your Christmas shopping going?? For the first time in my life I have actually finished and wrapping is underway. I've tried to get a little fancy, but I'm still shit at wrapping gifts. It's not one of my strongest skills. I found these adorable glittery parcel baubles from Wilkinson's and I just had to incorporate them on the presents. They look alright I think... I really struggle to come up with gift ideas so I just hope my family and friends like them.

But yeah just a short post today, I would love to get some festive baking done over the weekend and get prepared for my final week of work before Christmas. Hope you have an amazing Friday evening!

Glossier Treats

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

First of HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!, oh I am so so excited that the spookiest day of the year is here. I mean I've spent majority of the day at work but what can you do! I hope you've all had a wonderful day full of treats (and maybe a few tricks).
Speaking of treats, today I wanted to share with you some items I've got recently. I had to get involved with trying out some products from Glossier. So as soon as they launched in the UK I made a cheeky little purchase and wanted to see for myself what the hype was about. I haven't managed to try out one of the products yet but I will get round to it. The first three of these products are part of the Phase 1 set.

Crete 2017

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Last week I went on a week long holiday to the beautiful island of Crete. I cannot say how grateful I am whenever I get to go away and see a new place as I've had years where I simply could not afford it. A week of chill, sun and spending time with my boyfriend Ben. Both of us had never been anywhere in Greece so it was so exciting to experience a new culture.

My Five Make up Must Haves

Sunday, 8 October 2017

I'm so happy October is here, my favourite month of the year (along with December) for obvious reasons. September was a really stressful month for me in terms of work, and its still pretty hectic now. Trust me this is relevant to this post I promise...

As I've been limited with time, my make up has been pretty boring and it got me thinking what products I always reach for. Like a capsule wardrobe (something I fail at majorly), everyone has some make up items they always reach for, so I thought I'd share the five I'm always reaching for and what I call my must haves.

Kat Von D beauty is personally one of my favourite brands for many reasons, the products are great, packaging is great and has a Gothic and dark feel to it (something I dig being a goth at heart). I bought this powder back in May when I visited Birmingham with my boyfriend Ben and have been using constantly since. I haven't tried many powders but I love this one as it just soaks into my skin and doesn't highlight the dry skin I suffer from. I always struggle to get the lid back on the powder as I'm bloody stupid.