My beautiful amazing Nan sadly passed away at 12.20am on Sunday 22nd August 2018. I can't put into words how heartbroken I am. I love you with all of my heart, I have no clue what to do without you. Lechyd da Nan. Good night sweetheart, God bless.
Wednesday, 1 August 2018
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Festival season is well and truly in swing and since one of my goals this year is to share more makeup looks on my blog I wanted to share a colourful festival look for you all. In my opinion, music is the strongest form of magic and every time I go to a festival I just want to live there forever. I'm going to be wearing this makeup look when I go to the Liverpool International Music Festival this year and if you aren't from Liverpool then you may not know already but Liverpool hosts the LIMF each year in the gorgeous place that is Sefton Park. I haven't been to a music festival in such a long time and since my health is doing better now I cannot wait to go to LIMF this year and make some precious memories.
Monday, 9 July 2018
I've had a love and hate relationship with my skin for years and years now and finding the perfect products for my skin has really been a struggle. I have a mix of dry and eczema-prone skin on my body and a mix of oily cheeks with a dry t-zone acne-prone skin on my face - nightmare! Thankfully though, after so many years I've found the best products for me and my skin so I wanted to share them with you all in the hope that all of them some of them will help you too.
Monday, 2 July 2018
Hanx* is a little box of happiness condoms, made with women in mind, they're ultra-thin, clean scented and best of all, vegan. For too long, women buying and carrying condoms have been seen as sleazy and easy, we've carried the shame and put up with unfair judgements that are stopping them from taking charge of our sex lives. Well not anymore!
Sunday, 1 July 2018
Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. It was written and directed by Alex Garland.
Saturday, 30 June 2018
Something that makes a movie, TV show or game stand out to me is the soundtrack. It can hook you in an instant or keep you going when the actual narrative drags. So I thought I’d write up a few suggestions for anyone looking to enjoy a story and a couple of good tunes. An honourable mention goes to Daria, which has a kickass MTV soundtrack that isn’t on the DVDs because of license issues.
Monday, 25 June 2018
When was the last time you found a brand that you fell in love with? Like literally you adore every single one of their products and can't find fault in any of them? I know for me until recently, it was a really long few years ago. If you've been reading my blog for a little while or you follow me on one of my social media account then you may read that I've been talking about Hempz Beauty* literally non-stop as I love them so much! So when towards the end of last month I was contacted asking if I'd like to receive their new "Pink Pomelo & Himalayan Sea Salt" collection, I was over the moon as if you're a regular reader of my blog you'll know how much I adore cruelty-free and natural products but also products that contain hemp or cannabis in them.
Monday, 18 June 2018
I've been a spoonie for most of my life, twenty-three years to be exact and up until six months ago I was taking a daily chemotherapy tablet as well as other steroid medications each year, I hated it. I know there are a lot of people who love medications and I understand that nine times out of ten medications work wonders for people but after listening to my doctors over the years and trying it so many different medications over the course of my life I was done with it all. I wanted something which wasn't medically tested on animals, I wanted something which was natural and organic so I chose Cannabis.
Friday, 15 June 2018
Directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden this movie is about sixteen-year-old Craig Gilner (played by Atypical's Keir Gilchrist) checks himself into a mental-health clinic as he is stressed by adolescence. Unfortunately, the youth wing is closed, so he must spend his mandated five-day stay with adults. One of them, Bobby (played by The Hangover's Zach Galifianakis), quickly becomes his mentor and protege, while Craig finds himself drawn to a fellow teen, Noelle (played by 'Wild Child' Emma Roberts), who just may be the cure he needs to forget an unrequited crush.
Monday, 11 June 2018
My absolute beautiful friend Kiah, who if you don't know already you should check out because she is amazing, did this blog post a while ago and it gave me the idea to do one for myself, so thanks babe for posting it and giving me the idea! I don't like to say I have a plan in life, I have goals and I work hard to achieve them but I also believe that you have to put the effort in and what is meant to be will happen. So instead of calling this "my five-year plan", I've decided to name it "My Five Year Goals"
Sunday, 10 June 2018
Monday, 4 June 2018
I love mornings, they're my "me time". A time in the day where everything is relaxed and peaceful, nothing has happened yet, my day hasn't fully started and I can spend a little while just being chilled. So, I thought that since I've seen so many people on social media moaning about their mornings recently I thought I would share some tips with you all on how to be a morning person..
Thursday, 31 May 2018
I've spoken on my blog a lot about having a morning playlist to wake yourself up to so after the wonderful people behind Spotify* got in touch with me asking if I'd like to make a playlist and a blog post about my favourite morning songs this Spring, I was thrilled and jumped at the chance. Here is a list of some of the songs featured on my Spring playlist...
Monday, 28 May 2018
I've found that if you want to attract happy positive wonderful things in your life then become a happy positive wonderful person. I want to share some of my top advice with your all on clearing out your mind and life to become a better person. So go grab yourself a drink and a snack because this blog post is gonna be a super long one..
Friday, 25 May 2018
Friday, 11 May 2018
Thursday, 10 May 2018
My mornings are one of my favourite times of the day. The sun is shining bright, the birds are singing, the squirrels are gathering their breakfasts of nuts we've left out for them, the bees are buzzing and the butterflies are fluttering - what more could anyone ask for? I love waking up super early and starting my day with a positive attitude and grateful thoughts, so I thought I would share with you my usual Spring morning routine which keeps my organised, motivated and positive.
Monday, 7 May 2018
If you've followed me for a little while you may remember that months ago in my Hello April blog post I mentioned that there was going to be a blog post coming up all about what was happening in March and all of the stress I was going through. Well finally months later I can finally share the news with my readers and explain to you all what has been going on, so go grab a drink or a small snack and get comfortable.
Saturday, 5 May 2018
I was recently kindly asked by Amazon Prime* if I'd like to receive a book to review on my blog and when I saw that this book was on the list to choose from, I jumped at the chance. If you don't know already 'I Let Him Go' is a heartbreaking, important story shared and written by Denise Fergus, the mother of James Bulger who was sadly murdered by two ten-year-old boys after being kidnapped in Liverpool twenty-five years ago.
Thursday, 3 May 2018
From my own personal experiences, bad mental health days always make me feel like utter shit. I don't want to do anything, I don't want to be around anyone at all, let alone let anyone touch me to give me a cuddle, because as silly as it sounds, it's like I don't want someone to hug me and catch my bad day off me.
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Monday, 30 April 2018
Sunday, 29 April 2018
Its 2.38am on a very cold and dark Tuesday Spring early hours, I can hear both my husband and our little puppy snoozing away soundly in our bedroom, and yet I'm sat on the sofa in our living room with a warm blanket thinking about my life.
Friday, 13 April 2018
I've been requested a lot of times over the years of blogging to do the Bestfriend Tag, but it's been hard talking my bestie into doing so. but when I suggested it once again and he said he would I thought I better get this up before he changes his mind!
Saturday, 7 April 2018
"After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: the system built to protect Earth is attacking it, and it becomes a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide GeoStorm wipes out everything and everyone along with it."
Thursday, 5 April 2018
Wednesday, 4 April 2018
Prayer To The Blessed Virgin. Never known to fail. Oh most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, faithful Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin assist in this necessity. Oh Star of the Sea help me and show heein you are my Mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbl beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour in my necessity. There are none that can withstand your powers, Mary conceived without sin. Pray for us who have recourse to thee. Sweet Mother I place this cause in your hands. Thank you for your mercy towards me and mine. This prayer must be said for three days, and after that request will be granted and the prayer must be published.
Monday, 2 April 2018
I really think that Easter time is a wonderful time, and since yesterday was Easter Sunday and today is Easter Monday I thought I would do the Easter tag. I was brought up Catholic so Easter time for myself and my family, just like any other special occasion, has always been about being together as a family making memories and eating a lot of yummy food - and a lot of chocolate!
Sunday, 1 April 2018
Thankfully April is finally here and I am so happy about it! Does anyone else feel like it took way to long to come? I don't know if it's to do with all of the stuff that has been going on in my life recently or snow and dull weather we have been having but I really feel like March went on forever.
Saturday, 31 March 2018
Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Monday, 26 March 2018
Sunday, 25 March 2018
Friday, 23 March 2018
Saturday, 17 March 2018
2012 was the going to be the end of the world according to Nostradamus, but thanks to John Cusack, the world was saved and we don’t have to worry about a prophetic apocalypse told by someone centuries ago. To me, 2011 was a year where I saw maybe one gig, Godspeed you black emperor, in December. So I decided that if it was going to be the end of the world I'd have something to look forward to or say I experienced. Like Dave Gorman, I made a ludicrous plan that only made sense in my head, of one gig every month, halfway through including being in a different venue each month. Looking around Liverpool I thought this would be easy but funds, cancellations and blind willingness to just get a venue were what happened.
Friday, 16 March 2018
I've had ulcerative colitis now for over sixteen years, I was diagnosed at just fourteen years old after suffering for about five years and spending a whole year bed-ridden due to my health being so low, but over that year was when I started my very first blog so I supposed something good can out of that year. I've learnt that after everything I have been through my body has survived so much and that makes me a warrior, I am a colitis warrior and this is the truth about how shitty ulcerative colitis really is.
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
Express yourself with NEEK*'s high-glam 80s Kiss Me, Kiss Me.
I was recently contact asking if I'd like to try this lipstick and, of course being a cruelty-free brand I'd never heard of, I say yes and I'm so happy that I did. Even in the warmer months, I have the worst dry lips ever and finding a lipstick which looks and feels good can be a real nightmare but this lippie is a dream!
Monday, 12 March 2018
If you follow me on social media then you'll have probably seen how much I adore mediating, it makes me feel so positive and relaxed, so I wanted to share some tips with you all to see if you would ever like to try meditation yourself.
Saturday, 10 March 2018
Friday, 9 March 2018
Thursday, 8 March 2018
Wednesday, 7 March 2018
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
I adore buying presents and gifts for my family and friends, it makes me so happy and I love searching online for the perfect present that they may like. So since Mothers Day is coming up I thought I would share with you all what I have bought as gifts this year.
* If you're my Mum, Nan or Auntie Sharon please do not read this blog post until after Mothers Day as it contains spoilers *
Monday, 5 March 2018
Sunday, 4 March 2018
Saturday, 3 March 2018
Thursday, 1 March 2018
I have to admit that the beginning of February as so hard for me in many ways due to my personal life, I'm not scared to say that my life was in the shitter a little for a while and I never thought I'd face some of the problems that I did. The one things I did learn this February was the important people in life will always be there when you need them and will respect your views and decisions even if they don't agree with them.
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Monday, 26 February 2018
At the start of this year I decided that I was going to go on an unfollowing spree on my social media networks, I unfollowed thousands of bloggers and I wanted to address this issue on my blog and explain why. I've kept following bloggers because I didn't want it to cause drama or upset anyone but I needed a clear out and I want to make it so crystal clear that the reason I unfollowed you does not make you a bad blogger whatsoever, it just means that we have different opinions and views and there is nothing wrong with that - what would it be like if we were all the same? It would be so boring. If I have unfollowed you recently, then it's been because of one of these reasons...
Friday, 23 February 2018
Since becoming a vegan finding means that are easy to make can be hard work, so I wanted to share with you some of my favourite easy meals which I have made this week. These can be made for yourself or for as a full big family meal if you'd like to know a full review on any of these meals or how I made them please get in touch and let me know?
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
I was recently given the opportunity to review the Wheesht Mango Mouister, Balm Cleanser and Mask* so wanted to share my experiences of it with you all so you know good it is!
Monday, 19 February 2018
In honour of National Lash Day, I wanted to share another FOTD makeup look with you all wearing my new favourite false eyelashes by KISS Products. I've completely fallen in love with these KISS Lash Couture Faux Mink Gala Lashes* and I know I'm going to be purchasing some of them for my honeymoon in June.
Saturday, 17 February 2018
Gel nail polish has been all the rage recently and it’s easy to see why. With more and more DIY gel nail kits, it’s easier than ever to achieve salon quality results from the comfort of your home. Not only do gel nails last longer, but they can even strengthen your nails when done properly! It isn’t hard to get great results at the home, but there is a bit of a learning curve for beginners who are used to using traditional nail polish and not gel polish. Here are 5 dos and don’ts ever gel nail addict needs to know!
Friday, 16 February 2018
I've always loved stand up comedy; John Bishop, Jason Manford, Lee Evans, Sarah Millican, Miranda Hart and of course the legend that is Peter Kay. So when my friends kept sharing a certain comedian on facebook from Liverpool I couldn't help myself but watch it. So one afternoon I clicked on a video which had been shared by my friend Tracey, the comedian's name was Paul Smith and wow I didn't move for about two hours because I was laughing with tears so much at his performance. Feeling like a bit of a stalker I sat and watched every single video that Paul had uploaded online and within a couple of days ordered his DVD. And wow, what a DVD it is...
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
When I was recently contacted by Printiki* inviting me to work with them I jumped at the chance! I'd heard of Printiki lots of times in the past but had never gotten around to placing an order so when they asked me if I'd like to print off 30 pictures from them I was thrilled!