18 January 2017

My Little Box | January Edition


It's been so long since i took the time to post about my subscription box and i don't know why. I absolutely adore this monthly box and i look forward to opening it each month and discovering the beauty and lifestyle pieces they've arranged. So, i decided that 2017 and the New Year is the perfect time to start again. I'm still using the New Year as my excuse for everything but it's still January so it's allowed, right?

This month it was not a box that arrived and simply a bag filled with goodies. I found this refreshing as i have so many of these cardboard boxes lying round which i have no use for and i'm forever forgetting to take them out to the recycling. Bad Bev. So when i opened this parcel to reveal this cute little bag, i was pleasantly surprised. Something i can use in the future and to be honest, i think this will be my new wash bag. Its big enough but not too big and it's super cute with a drawstring close and an adorable quote about 'Fresh Starts' on it. Perfect.


This box came with a Snood which is dark blue and super soft. I love receiving items of clothing in My Little Box as they're always super cute and fashionable. I can see me getting a lot of use out of this scarf/snood. It's the perfect winter colours as well - i am partial to dark clothing. In addition, another lifestyle product is the Hardback Timeless Planner which is Pink and Blue and something i'm very much looking forward to using. For every week it asks you a question such as 'Are you the kind of friend you would want to have?' among other things. There are spaces to write your answers as well as notes pages, to do lists and goals you can list and tick off. Being more organised this year is looking so much easier!


The beauty items this month included some amazingly strange Berry & Mint flavoured toothpaste from Merci Handy as part of their Love&Dentrifrice toothpaste line! SO strange with Berry bubbles and mint but it's something that gives me a little smile in the mornings! Next up we have two items from their own My Little Beauty range; the Easy Morning face illuminating cream and a Boost Yourself revitalising body lotion. As someone who loves creams and lotions right now, these are perfect.  Lastly, the box included a small sample of the Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Mask which contains Honey. I am all for a good hair mask and this one smells amazing! 



In case you're wondering;

This subscription box is £14.95 per month and covers a range of lifestyle and beauty. I've been receiving it for about 2 years and i can honestly say i have never been disappointed with a box yet! Have a browse yourself at their website here - it's super cute. 

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15 January 2017

Life Update | January 2017


Hello, It's been a while. 

I am one of those people who get into the habit of blogging and loving it and then i get too busy and i neglect my blog for a while, forgetting how much i enjoy writing and taking photos. 2017 saw me promise myself that i would try to blog regularly but to also keep up to date with everything else going on with my life. Work, University and life in general. I needed to remember to give myself time to eat properly, to relax a little and to de stress but also to kick butt at university work and get myself through my working day without the help of several hundred cups of coffee. 

I'm doing well. Even if i do say so myself. 

Blog

I've been writing (kind of) consistently for my blog and i've tried to write down ideas for posts and give myself time to actually write them. I'm not the sort of person to spend hours writing and going over everything i've written and changing it. I tend to write as i think, read it over and think 'fuck it, that will do'. I've been taking photos of things that interest me and thinking up posts around that too, rather than write the post and take photos accordingly. I'm finding new things to write about that way as well, which is always a bonus. I've completed two posts today, which is somewhat of a massive deal for me!

University 

Since making my plan for study a few weeks back as a New Year's Resolution, i've been managing to stick to the timings and i'm actually only half a week behind. That for me, is fantastic because let's face it, i'm the laziest person going and always always always leave things until the last minute. I'm still super nervous about this module of study as i can feel myself slowly slipping in terms of how well i'm doing but i'm trying not to let that put me off. I CAN DO THIS (this is me trying to convince myself). 

Driving

I only went and passed my bloody driving test. So nervous and worried about actually getting a car and driving it on my own but sometimes i look at people and think, well if you can do it so can i. I don't want to say too much about it as i wanted to do a separate post on what to expect etc just in case anyone is interested! It's always nice to read about other people's experiences i think. 

Everything Else

I've definitely been getting more into Pinterest lately and i often find myself scrolling through, creating boards and finding inspiration for my hair, clothes and health. You can follow me there by clicking here!  

I'm also a very very keen instagrammer at the moment and after recently switching to a business Instagram page, it's amazing to see the interaction with your photos and profile. It's great to look back at old photos and see how far i've come with taking pictures. I'm still not brilliant but i'm getting there! You can have a nosey at my Instagram here! 

I'm also trying to sort my nails out - i think a combination of bad diet and alcohol has ruined them over christmas and new year and the cold weather doesn't help either! They start to chip and peel and it makes me sad. So i'm trying a new nail strengthener out in the hopes i will have long, strong and beautiful nails shortly. Here's hoping!


What have you been up to lately?

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10 January 2017

Organising My Life



2016 saw me frantically rushing around trying to do everything i needed to do all because 'procrastination'. University work always left until the last minute. Crawling out of bed 20 minutes before i need to leave for work only to realise my hair desperately needs washing. Not buying food shopping until i realise i have nothing in to eat AT ALL. If you've read my post on my goals for 2017 (which you can read here) you will know i'm trying to take better care of myself and that means being more organised. 

So, cue a trip to B&M on my lunch break and i found a cute organiser where i can write down what i need to do for university and i can plan my blog posts better. It's sectioned off into 4 and i still have 2 sections that i can use, although i'm not yet sure what i will use those for - any suggestions would be appreciated! I also picked up these amazing neon Sharpie pens which i have been using for everything. I love bright colours!


Has it worked so far? Well, being able to actually see what reading and work i need to do for university has helped me stress less about the amount of work i actually have to complete. Seeing a timeframe next to it gives me something to work to in my head so yes, even though it's only been a few days it's made me feel 100% less stressed. In terms of my blog, i'm always going to be such a flaky person. I can plan posts until i have 100+ lined up but actually being able to get around to do them is another matter. I'll keep you posted on that one! 

In addition, i purchased this little cute 2017 diary from Paperchase before the new year and i couldn't be happier. I've never really been a diary user before even though i have owned several over the past few years. It's nice to be able to see what i'm doing and when, plus i can use it to plan in time to do things like university work, blog posts and seeing friends etc. 

I am determined that this is the year i will get a little more organised!

Do you have any tips for organisation?

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