Thursday, 15 August 2019

Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food


Since I have been loving the Ultimate Blends 3in1 Hair Food by Garnier, I thought I'd film a comparison of the Coconut, Banana, and Papaya varieties.

I cannot express enough how much I love these things. My fave way to use them is as a leave in but they do work well as there other uses of conditioner and mask.

Enjoy xxx

GRWM - KevOnStage Comedy and Love Hour

I went to the KevOnStage Comedy Tour and Love Hour in London last week and it was amazing!!! soooo good.

I filmed a chatty GRWM (Get Ready With Me) as I started getting ready early for once.
I had a natter about Health, Kids, life and more and I don't know how people do it to be honest.... I found if I was talking I stopped doing my make up and if I did my make up I stopped talking lol.

I still haven't managed to cut the time down, even after editing and editing again 🙄😅

I will have to work on that as I really do have fun in the GRWM's but theyre sooo long.

Enjoy xxx

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Mindset Mondays - episodes 1, 2 and 3

Hiya!! I started a new series - looking at Mental and Emotional Health wellbeing - called Mindset Mondays.

I am on a journey to a healthy Mind and thought I'd share.

Mindset Mondays Episode.1 - Intro and Health Update

Mindset Mondays Episode.2 - Seek Help
Includes Footage from after my first Therapy session

Mindset Mondays Episode.3 - Self Care
Includes vlog style footage od a self care week I did

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Labyrnthitis is horrid!

Hiya!! I have been suffering with Labyrinthitis for the past few weeks and it's horrid!

I hadn't even heard of it before. I had to get my oldest son to help me down the stairs as I was sooo dizzy and it felt like I was going to fall over. He also accompanied me to the doctors bless him, I literally was holding onto him for support and to stop me from falling.

I have been dizzy, queasy and soooo tired since the diagnosis and have been reading up on it as like I said, I hadn't heard of it before, and I have heard horror stories of instead of lasting the 3 weeks time span, it has been lasting for 6months, a year and in a few cases it hasn't gone away at all.
I am praying it goes away soon for me as it really is kicking my butt.

When the boys were still at school, the school run was very difficult especially when the weather got really hot and the sun was so bright. I had to walk so slow and that in itself was annoying, I have to admit I took an Uber one day and a bus the next as it was too much to walk.
I was glad when school closed as the journey was so hard.

I had so many plans to use the summer holidays to exercise as well as sort my life out but the "Labs" has messed those plans up.

On the upside I have managed to go swimming with the boys, the first time I had to get out of the pool early as I became so dizzy but the second time I managed to stay the whole session. Afterwards both times, I noticed how much it took it out of me however.

I'm trying to get on with things and really don't want the boys' summer holidays to be affected by my having "Labs"

I'll look into anything I can do to make it better or ease the symptoms.

Please let me know if you have any tips xxx.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Sensationail Deluxe Gel Nail Kit - Update, review and removal demo


Here's the video of my updated review for the Sensationail Deluxe Gel Nail Kit.

I thought it would be nice to also share the removal process.

Enjoy xxx

TK Maxx Haul - Beauty Skincare Kit, Snacks, Goodies


I popped into Tk Maxx to pick up some bits for my Beauty Kit as I had a pamper session coming up and wanted to get some bits for facials.

I also picked up a feww other bits.

Enjoy xxx

Sensationail Deluxe Gel Nail Kit First Impressions and Demo


I tried out the Sensationail Deluxe Gel Nail Kit.

I've had it for years  - I purchased it as a "star buy" - and only just got round to using it.

I have been trying to do things that I used to enjoy and my nails was something I haven't done for a few years.

Enjoy xxx

Monday, 8 July 2019

No more waiting till Monday.

Hiya!! I have had a slight issue with plans and making changes.

When I initiate a change, I like to start at the beginning of the week. So every time I have an idea  to start something, and it's in the middle of the week, I make a plan to wait till the next week and start then.
Sounds good so far right? Well the issue is, when Monday comes, I'm often quite tired from the weekend or I have bits and pieces I need to do that causes me to put off my new changes/ improvements.
Sometimes I don't get a chance to visit my new idea until the middle of the week, but as I mentioned, I like to start with a fresh week....... so I get caught up in a cycle that has me waiting for Monday to start, not being able to start then, waiting for the next Monday and so on and so forth.

Last week Thursday I had an idea of a change I want to start and I told myself I'll start it on Monday (today) but as soon as I had that thought, another thought came to me and said - don't wait for a fresh week, start it now.... so I did!!!

Well I know it's probably such a small thing to some, or an obvious one but for me it was actually life changing!! Yes as dramatic as that sounds it changed my life as I was able to start initiating well needed change and I had such a feeling of achievement, it helped with my often low self feeling of failure.

So.... I'm no longer waiting till Monday, if I want to implement a change I'm going to start right there and then and if I needs be, I will start the following day.

I felt so much better just by making this small change, I am determined to get my life on track. It's been a hard few weeks but I am trying not to allow my low moods/ depression to dictate my life.

I'll be back with this months goals soon xxx

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Looking into me....

I have been doing a lot of soul searching recently and have found many little "isms" that I do not like... one bit.

I have decided it's time for another life overhaul. The last time I did this, I had a shock as my life actually changed in ways I didn't even begin to imagine.
I want to chaange every area of my life. I want to start right now!!

I'll be back with plans and deffo challenges to keep me motivated.

Who's up for the life change challenge??

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Very small The Works haul.

Hiya!! I was running some errands and I discovered that The Works opened a store in my area!!

I had no idea. I haven't been in the area for ages, in fact the same day, I went to get some hair gel from my local hair shop (or beauty supply store) and the lady asked me if I had moved away from the area since she hadn't seen me for so long lol.

I'm not even sure when The Works store opened here but I'm more than pleased that they did. I always love popping in the store when I am in an area where one is which is not often at all and I love their craft, art and kiddie bits. I do like their books also and the prices at The Works are really good.

I was with my youngest and he was in awe of all the goodies and my haul was for both of us.

I picked up a leaf die set (£4)and coffee clear stamp set (£1) for myself I will be picking a few more stamp sets over the next few weeks as they look really nice and are just £1.

Little man chose some slime (£2) and a notebook (£2) - such a lovely sentiment on the cover.

I also picked up a super balloon and pump set that was on offer (£4 instead of £6) it's supposed to fill balloons with water - and can be used for just air too - quickly and easily. I got it for us all to use for summer and occasions.
I'm interested to see how well it works and will check back in with a review.

So that was it really. Just a few items as I am on a bit of a tight budget at the moment but I have some great plans for the dies and stamps as part of my getting back into stamping.

What's your fave items to get from The Works?

See you soon.

Saturday, 18 May 2019

New Post... who dis?

It's meeeee..... 😊

Ugh It's been a rough month....or two....actually make that four 😫

We lost someone so very dear to us in January, I am still in a state of shock, grief and heartbreak. I cannot seem to get my brain to accept this great loss, nor do I want to believe he's gone.
My faith in God isn't the issue - I know He is there - I just feel the loss so much... Everyday.

Some nights I dream of him and he's alive.. then I wake and it's like hearing the terrible news all over again.
I have to admit that I am no longer inconsolable and my tears are not all day but the pain is real, so strong.
I try to get on with life but life keeps throwing stuff at me.... it's hard to get a handle on all the horrid things that keep coming but through it all I must keep holding on to the fact that God is in control.

We are going through so much as a family but I am trying to be present and effective for everyone.

In all of this I am aware that my emotional health is in need of some help. I do need to return to therapy but I have been avoiding it.
I am trying to continue to use the tools I was given by my therapist but I really must get back.

On a positive note to that - I have started to craft again whooooppp whoooppp!! I have been trying to do things I once loved and which once gave me joy and although it hasn't been a regular thing, the times I crafted has been great.

I also did my nails last week for the first time in maybe over a year!! I tried out a gel nail polish kit and loved it.

I realise that blogging - something I loved to do has been neglected {as is evident from my nonexistent posts here} and my blog has turned into a video upload dump.
Something I'm not happy about, the thing is I have all the blog post intentions but no motivation to actually type it out. I'm going to be better about that so let's set a challenge....
at least 3 posts weekly? I was going to say starting from June but that's my issue... setting far off dates to start (often not fulfilling) when I can start no!!
Right.... Starting from Monday .... that will be the May 20th... Let's GO!!!

As I type I am actually feeling better.... Blogging truly is a love of mine.

Ok.... enough rambling.

I'll see you on Monday xxx

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Revolution Beauty Haul


I purchased a few items in the after Christmas\ New year (yep that long ago 😊) sale on the Revolution Beauty website.

I love there items and had my eye on a few bits before Christmas so was soooo happy that they were included in the sale.
I actually had two hauls as I received an email about further sale prices for a couple bits that I just had to get lol.
It ended up that the email and website was showing two different prices but they graciously allowed me to purchase at email price. So good of them.

Enjoy the haul video xxx

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Last Minute Valentine's DIY - Poundland


I did some last minute DIY's for Valentines Day Gifts.

I'm slowly getting back into the crafting and I must say I'm loving it. It still is something I force myself to do, and more often than not, I just don't bother but when I do I find it really therapeutic.

I used Items from Poundland so the DIY's are low cost and also really quick to do.

I'll be doing more DIY's for Easter so watch this space lol.

Enjoy xxx

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Nicky Clarke Hot Air Styler Review


I tried out the Nicky Clarke Hot Air Styler and let's just say the results were.... interesting lol

Enjoy my struggle 😅

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Kiddie Oreo Challenge


Here's another video with my kids.

This time it's the youngest two with an Oreo Challenge.

Enjoy xxx

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

New Year Blessings!!


I hope I'm not too late to send New Year Blessings your way.

I pray this year will be the year you fully extend your horizons, May you step into and live in your destiny.
I pray you will grow and challenge yourself.
May all the disappointments, hurts and pains of last year remain there. Learn what you need to and let it go.
I pray you will have great motivation to do all you set out to do last year and before but didn't quite do. I pray you will be effective and efficient this year.

I pray you find your worth and keep it

Happy New Year xxx

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Christmas 2018 Preparation


I recorded some of the preparations for Christmas (2018)

I had fun - if not tiring and enjoyed the prep.

I love Christmas.

Enjoy xxx