Friday, 13 October 2017

Eco Style Coconut v Black Castor and Flaxseed.

I finally managed to get this video up!!

It's been such a nightmare as I'm still having problems with storage and lap top issues. I tried uploading to YouTube in parts with the idea of using the video editor.... they only went and removed the video editor didn't they! Gahhhh so I had to download my videos and put them together with movie maker which took 4 hours to open them in the first place!! Gahhhhhh I kid you not, I actually recorded the video in May or June!!

Rant aside I was so excited when I saw the two gels as I had seen them around online on Blogs and Videos from people in the US and thought it would be ages until we got it here.

I also talked about my updated Wash n Go technique.

I chatted on so much I had to split the video into two parts:

Part One - First Impressions and Demo:

Part Two - Results and Thoughts:

Thanks for watching xxx

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Chit Chat - Cloudy with a Tag

Hiya!! I don't really have a direction, theme or title for this Blog Post. I just wanted to blog today....

Maybe I'll get a title during the post.

I am feeling a little blah today... I'm not sure if it's the weather but lately I am just sooo tired. I feel blah most days.

Today we had so many appointments and I still have a class to go to later, so I shouldn't really feel lethargic but I do.

I guess this is part and parcel to living under a black cloud. I have my weekly appt tomorrow but I'm not really looking forward to it as I haven't done much of my list, I suppose I did do some organising and decluttering but no way near enough to report about.

I really would like to climb under my duvet and stay there until the weekend. I was feeling ok yesterday and Tuesday too for that matter - maybe I should have blogged then hey 😒   - But today.... ugh. Well today is not a duvet day, it is a busy day and I most really get my self into gear and shake this blahness (is that a word?) off.

Ok slight convo change....  This blog post is sooooo sombre let me go look for a tag to do to lighten up the mood.....

Right!! I found a Fall Tag, I'm leaving out the halloween questions.

Favourite Fall lip product? 

I will put a few faves for different types I think;
Lip Balm - Pumpkin Spice (Maybeline Baby Lips )
Lip Stick - Coffee Shimmer {264} (Rimmel London Lasting Finish)
Liquid Lip Stick - Glory {matte} (Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Kit)

Favourite Fall Nail Polish? 

Hmmmm I don't have a particular nail varnish fave but I do like to try darker colours in the Autumn/ Fall.

Favourite Starbucks Fall Drink? 

Pumpkin Spice Latte!! All day long lol. Saying that, I haven't had a PSL for a couple years now. I'm wondering what it will taste like with almond milk. Maybe Ill give it a try.

Favourite Fall Candle? 

arggghh how can I choose?? I am actually slightly addicted to candles. My fave are Yankee Candles and I cant help buying the little samplers when I see them.
I love watching the Bath and Body Works haul videos and am secretly - well not so secret now I've said it online) jealous as they look and sound wonderful.
Ok pushed to choose, I'll cut it down to 2 Yankee Candles:
Honey Glow
Candy Corn

Favourite Fall Scarf or accessory?

I have so many scarves to choose from but I love darker colours in the Autumn/Fall.

Favourite Fall YouTube Videos to watch?

I love to watch Fall decor hauls, Fall room decor "tours" and Bath and Body Works Fall hauls.


Sooooo I think we turned it around in the end. I almost deleted the first part of the post and was so tempted to just post the tag but hey, this is real life and all that. Hopefully my next post will be better. 'See' you soon xxx

Monday, 9 October 2017

Meal Planning - last weeks shop and meals.

Hiya!! Last week went by in a whirl of appointments, pity parties and shopping trips.
At the beginning of the week, I had the idea to start meal planning again.
I often feel overwhelmed by the time evening comes and when it's a really off day I find it hard to get on with day-to-day stuff. Thinking about what to cook often falls into that category. Having meal ideas already lined up helps so much.
It also helps to quash the million "whats for dinner " questions if I actually write them up on our menu board lol.

I went to pick up a few bits on Monday and the store was offering free delivery with an over £20 spend. I just had to shop and they would pack and deliver, whooooop whoooooppp 😊
That was great for my back/hands as I normally have to lug the groceries home I end up having to leave heavier items behind and often miss out on special offers etc.
Sooooo I did a bigger shop and concentrated on only buying dinner items. I found that it really helped my anxiety and stress levels and also kept me on budget as I wasn't just picking up items willy nilly.

I was meaning to come home, show the dinner items and then plan out the meals for the week, but.... life happened and each day my intention to post went out the window and then it was Saturday... so yeah...

I decided that I would still post last weeks shop and meals as it can be a reminder for future meals of what worked really well, which meals went down a treat and for shopping inspiration etc.

Hopefully it will at least be interesting for you too lol. I will be browsing other blogs to get meal planning inspiration, motivation and tips.

Ok, enough chatter and onto the actual post.😌

Chicken thighs x2
Beef Cubes x2
Chicken Wings
Fajita Kit - bbq x2
Chicken Cubes
Tuna Pack (4 cans)

Mixed Vegetables
Shredded Lettuce x2
Tomatoes (6pk)

Red Leicester Cheese block

Potato Wedges
Sweet Potato Wedges

Pickled Onion

Meals; - my meals are in ()


Chicken Fajitas with Wedges {using chicken chunks}
(Mixed veg wrap and sweet potato wedges)
 - well received, the chicken flavour was well liked

Chicken Wings and Pasta Cheese
(veggie pasta stew - soup thickened too much lol)
 - well received


Stewed Beef with Rice
( Sweet Potato, Spinach and mixed veg with rice - chopped the wedges)
 - fave meal of the week for family. Beef was a hit. Seconds requested also request for next week.

Peri/Thai Chicken with Mashed Potatoes.
(Chick Pea, Spinach and veg pilaf)

Tuna Mayo with Rice

Store Bought Southern chicken and Pizza
(Chick Pea, Spinach and veg pilaf)


I'll be doing a meal planning post for this week tomorrow as I'm still deciding.

Please let me know if you have a meal planning blog or know of any.