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5 Tell Tale Signs I'm Due On My Period.

I've been wanting to touch on this topic for a while now, that topic being periods.
The dreaded antics that come around every month for most women. The 'time of month' fiasco of rummaging through your drawers looking for your last pad that you are sureeee you saw a few days ago, knowing your going to have many uncomfortable nights sleep from lying on a towel to stop damaging your sheets to changing your outfit choice last minute because white is just too riskay. 

Today being perfect timing as mother nature has greeted me, i wanted to share with you my 5 tell tale signs that my period is due.

1. The most obvious and worst sign for me is a headache/migraine a few days beforehand. It can start as soon as i wake or mid afternoon and continues throughout the day until i sleep. As soon as it hits, that's me for the rest of the day, cue Netflix... I feel so heavy headed, the pain just takes over and creates a muggy like feeling behind my eyes. Nothing but sleep can put it at ease. I am trying to not take pain killers as often but sometimes just taking half a tablet can curve the dull ache ever so slightly. I do want to try some forehead relief patches to see if they can ease it off. Oh the joys!

2. I sometimes find myself hitting a wall and feeling so overwhelmed in the feeling of BLAH! Feeling lost in life and inevitably resulting in a moody mood for the rest of that day. It almost takes over me without no control and is very hard to snap out of. My husband knows when i'm due on also because of this. He can see when i quickly change into a meh state of mind.

3. Watch out kitchen, I'm coming for you! By the end of this exciting occasion each month, the cupboards are looking bare. All but crumbs in the bottom of the biscuit jar. A scraping of Nutella that i just can't seem to reach with knife to butter some bread and a very colourful looking living room bin over flowing with packets of empty crisp packets, classy. I just want to gorge on anything i see. While i'm eating, I'm thinking of what i can have next. I can have a slight control but sometimes i couldn't have a care in the world and there would be no such thing as too much brie on that cracker.

4. I could weep when my pen runs out. I shed a tear when i have slightly over filled my cup, i could bellow in cries when i see the squirrel outside just can't quite get his nuts from the feeder. I am a emotional reck! My husband very strategically picks a film/show to watch that won't involve something remotely sad and warns me to close my eyes if there is. I can almost accept this sign as it means even more chocolate to make me feel better and much to my little cats dismay, the more i pick her up and give her a massive cuddle to ease my sadness.

5. Motivation is dry. Inspiration is next to none, yet the guilt and feeling of unaccomplished still resides. I want to do those things i've been meaning to do, but my brain just cba. Sign numero 2 kicks in and down i go into a spiral. I feel lost in my day and know that i don't want to spend it watching another ep of the Kardashians, but the thought of actually doing something and getting that thing done just makes me feel tired and urge just isn't ever strong enough to boost my motivation to do it. *puts kettle on & admires Kris Jenner's makeup*

I do thank the nature and reasons behind us experiencing periods and enjoyed sharing with you how i can tell this momentous occasion each month shows itself.
 Do let me know if suffer with any of these signs too and let me know if you have any different tell tales when you are due your period.

I hope you enjoyed this tad personal/different post and i look forward to see you again...

Emilie xx

Garnier Mineral Pure Active Anti-Perspirant

Is it just me or do you love a good deodie review?
I think it's because, I of course use it on a daily basis and is so stuck into my daily routine that I'm always open minded to try new ones.

After trying different brands and different scents, I have really narrowed my list down to my faves and not so faves in the deodorant world.

Over the years I have had a love for Garnier with loving most of all the products I have tried from them but most of all their anti-perspirants. 
They offer many a variety of scents and offering different ones for different needs. 

This one in particular is my favourite by far. I think what might be a big factor is that I'm drawn to the 'anti-bacterial' statement. I love to know that all the bad bacteria from my under arms are rid of those germs. So when I copped this doing my weekly grocery shop, I added it right into my basket. It was only £1.00 too, such a good price.

The main thing I want my anti-perspirant to do is keep those sweat patches at bay and keep those stinky smells away too. Sometime's with certain brands of deodorant that really is too much to ask, but I have gotten on so well with this gem I have never looked back.

The bottle states that it is a pure active formula with natural tea tree essential oil that eliminates 99% of bacteria which is where the anti-bacterial comes in.
I loveeee myself a bit of tea tree and love how they incorporated something natural to eliminate the dreaded smells.

Apart from Ethyl alcohol this anti perspirant contains no other alcohol nor parabens.  
It also tells us how it will last 48hrs...
I don't know what is going on behind the scenes with the anti-bacterialling in this instance but i have never personally tried to test this out but when I put this on in the morning it keeps both sweat and odour at bay for a good 4-5 hours dependant on what i'm doing that day, a quick little spritz to freshen up and I'm good to go again.
It keeps the wetness away from appearing through my clothes and keeps me feeling fresh throughout the day until I re-apply. 

As far as leaving white patches, if I apply too much then it can get a little powdery but thats only when i'm in a rush and thinking quick quick douse myself in the stuff, which i really don't need to do. Then if i put on a top, specifically black, white marks will show up a little but nothing compared to others i have tried in the past.
A little spray to cover the under arm area from 15cm away, will keep you dry and smelling fresh and not feeling like you have to hang around waiting for it to set in as this stuff dries quickly. 


I remember the first time I picked my first Garnier anti-perspirant up was for my holiday. I love the size of the bottle and how travel friendly it was and wouldn't bulk my handbag/suitcase down. You get 150ml is the perfect amount to take away on holiday.

The MAIN thing i love about the packaging is the safety lock. I've had deodorants in the past where i have popped them in my bag and then getting a waft of powered lily flower in the air realising i have been spritzing it all around my stuff. With this little device after every use, i simply flick the switch back to lock and never have that problem. 

Among the other scents and purpose tackling formulas, Garnier also do roll ons. So if your not a fan of spray then the roll on might float your boat. I haven't personally tried the roll ons from Garnier before as i don't like them in general, so i can't give you my fullllll recommendations on those. 

The Scent

The scent isn't over powering at all. You can smell a verrrrrry faint tea tree ness but nothing over baring. It smells ever so slightly powdering but very clean and delicate smelling. 

Out of 5

I have thoroughly enjoyed using this anti-perspirant from Garnier in my daily routine and really recommend giving it ago for keeping the sweat and odours away. 
 So it's going to be a 5 out of 5 for me!

* looking for links wasn't easy and Superdrug nor Boots are selling this gem, but I got mine from Sainsburys and have noticed other grocery stores selling them too. The bonus to that is it's perfect when doing that weekly shop to add in the basket and save ordering from the beauty stores *

Spring Tag 2018

Welcome back lovelies & happy Spring. To kick off April, i thought i would share with you my answers to the Spring Tag, i hope you enjoy getting to know more about me and what i love about this season. I have left all the unanswered questions below this post if you are interested in doing the Spring Tag too! 

1. What’s your favourite flower?

100% daffodils. Nothing screams Spring louder than that yellow trumpet flower. I love seeing them pop up randomly in places in the garden and as soon as shop starts selling them i know Spring is here.

2. What is your must-have lip colour this spring?

As of late i'm loving wearing a very minimal lip. Either lip balm for casual days/clear gloss for when i'm wanting a bit more glam. Going into Spring I do still want to follow that on, but including a slight bit of colour. I love the tinted lip balms with a hint of pink, one i'm loving at the moment is Barry M's Unicorn, it starts of yellow! But adapts to your lip shade to a gorgeous pink. I also a soft matte lip cream from NYX in the shade Sydney, it's a really pretty pale cherry blossom pink and brightens up your makeup look for the season. 

3. Show us your favourite spring dress!

ouuuuu a tricky one! I don't have a spring dress! I have dresses for events and holidays but no spring appropriate ones. If i had to choose a style it would for sure be tea dresses. I think they look so cute and how versatile they are. I think a tea dress shopping spree is in order! 

4. Favourite spring nail polish?

Ouuuu this is wear all the pastels come out to play. I love it when spring comes round and i can wipe the dust off my lilacs and baby blues. My go to spring nail polish shade has to be a cute pale pink.
I do love Essie's Fiji and a lovely sheer pink from Technic in Fair.

5. Favourite spring scarf/accessory?

Although i don't tend to change up my accessories i do change up a piece of clothing for Spring, which is a trench coat. As it isn't too too cold that you need 17 different layers on, i can get away with wearing my trench coat and i love it! I picked mine up from a charity shop a few months ago for £10.50, such a bargain but i know Primark sell lovely ones. The only downside is that there is no hood to keep you dry in the rain, so i just carry a brolly with me as a just incase. A trench coat makes any outfit feel put together and i can't wait to start wearing it throughout Spring.

6. What spring trend(s) are you most excited about this year? (Makeup, fashion or both!)

I am so excited about Spring Makeup this year. I can't wait to purge my makeup bag and replace heavy items with lighter feeling products. I feeling very less is more lately when it comes to doing my makeup and i do love the fresh, easy looks that match perfect to the season. 

7. Favourite spring candle?

In America last year we visited a discounted yankee candle store. I picked up a few wax melts and one of those i knew was to be THE spring candle/scent. 
It's the scent of a daffodils. I mean, say no more!! The shade of the melt is daffodil yellow and just scents my home with smell of a daffodil field. 

8. Favourite body spray/perfume for spring?

Just like my makeup, when spring comes along i am wanting to go a lot lighter with my scents.
I always go back to my Paul Smith Rose. It's floral, light and lasts amazingly well on the skin and clothes.

9. What is spring like where you live?

We don't live too far from the country side but close to a city too, so we can see all aspects really of this season, i do love it when along the streets as were driving along we can see the blossom trees flourishing and admire how peoples gardens have bloomed from last years planting. It feels so bright and fresh when the sun shines and just instantly puts me in a happy mood. 

10. What’s your favourite thing about spring?

I don't think there is anything i don't like.
I LOVEEE the lighter evenings. This time round it has felt like such a long time until the clocks changed and the nights to get lighter. I feel so much more energised and motivated to do things. Social life gets more alive again as we all feel like we have more time in the day. I wake up feeling so refreshed as the sun shines in from the early sunrise.

11. Are you a spring cleaner?

Oh i sure am!! As soon as i know spring is around the corner is when i start to collect my cleaning supplies ready to get started on my spring cleaning/decluttering. I think it goes hand in hand with the lighter evenings. I feel like i have so much more time in the day which makes me so much more happier to spend time cleaning. My favourite thing to do is get the Zoflora out and start in the kitchen, cleaning all the cupboards and oven ready for the season to commence.

12. Any plans for spring break or an upcoming vacation?

We don't have any holidays booked as of yet but we sure do want one! I definitely want to spend a lot more time outside and relish in the beauty of spring. Wether it be getting up early for a brisk walk or taking an evening stroll in the lukewarm air along the blossom trees. Bliss. 

Let me know if you do this tag too! 
Thank you so much for reading & I shall
see you soon


1. Favourite spring nail polish?
2. What is your must-have lip colour this spring?
3. Show us your favourite spring dress!
4. What’s your favourite flower?
5. Favorite spring scarf/accessory?
6. What spring trend(s) are you most excited about this year? (Makeup, fashion or both!)
7. Favourite spring candle?
8. Favourite body spray/perfume for spring?
9. What is spring like where you live?
10. What’s your favourite thing about spring?
11. Are you a spring cleaner?
12. Any plans for spring break or an upcoming vacation?

Hello Kitty Kinder Eggs

Hello everyone, welcome back...
Today I have a egg-citing ;) post for you today, we're opening kinder eggs woo!

I found these in my poundland for a bargain price of 2 for £1. Along with the hello kitty options they also have Hot Wheels too.
Something i have probably mentioned before, i am obsessed with cats so of course Hello Kitty is going to be a love of mine. 

I was so excited to get opening these and see what i had inside of them and of course eat the yummy chocolate. I always forget how nice kinder chocolate is, how theres a mix of milk and white and how it just meeeeelts in the mouth, YUM. 

*The packaging states that children 3 years and under shouldn't have these products and to discard the packaging the products come in.
They are very small items including the case they come in and all need to keep that in mind*

I'm going to recommend only to adults 18+. I don't want to recommend something to anyone younger as it does contain such a small parts and to discard the packaging the products come in and that is my personal choice. So for the adult Hello Kitty, Kinder Egg lovers out there this ones for you.

Now let's get CRACKIN' 

(not promising that's the last one hehe)

The first egg opened, hatched such a little cutie!! I got a little scuba diving kitty. With a super adorable ducky rubber ring and she's wearing a pale but swimming cozzy. She came with a garden scene with a pool and float and sun lounger too. 

The little house/garden scene instantly reminded me of the Rugrats.

The next egg I opened made me gasp with how cuteeeee this little kitty was. I got a fairy kitty with a little pink bow and butterfly in her hair or fur should i say, A little purple dress with scalloped detailing and a magic wand and to top it off THE sweetest little fairy wings in a pale green to clip onto her back.

She came with a pink castle scene that comes with a chequered floor and flowers around the wall and carries onto the back shopping the front of the castle too.

I am so so happy with what the Hello Kitty's i got and i am needing another trip to Poundland to of course replenish the chocolate i have eaten but to try and get the other kitty's to collect too.
If your a cat lover, a Hello Kitty lover, or even just a chocolate lover this range is the perfect way to start growing your collection.

Thank you so much for reading and hope your having a egg-cellant day!
See you soon 

Collection Extreme Bold Calligraphy Liner Review

Hello lovelies, I am hitting you up a review today of this very different looking eyeliner.
Mooching around Superdrug as you do, the Collection stand caught my eye with an offer that I didn't want to pass. I needed a foundation and wanted to try a specific one from collection anyway (you betcha' there's a review coming for that too) and as a result spending over £6.00 you were given a free eyeliner worth £2.99. I love a freebie especially when I could with replace my half dried up eyeliner that was on the go. 

My first impressions were that of an alien from Toy Story 'ooouuu' 'aaaaarh'.
I had never seen an applicator like this before and not gonna lie was slightly doubtful.
I wouldn't call myself an eyeliner applicator snob by any means, but all of the technics I use for my daily winged look was running through my mind and I couldn't see how I would get on with this.  

So intrigued to try this, I used it for the first time during a get ready with me which I will link here.
Being on camera and not in my natural set up it may have deterred my impressions as eyeliner during a video just puts me on edge!

My first impressions applying this eyeliner, I immediately noticed how stiff the applicator was. It had no movement what so ever which was the biggest issue I found.
I mention in my video how I have recently learnt a new way of doing my eyeliner and this product really doesn't want to tag along for that look.
If your a fan of just lining the upper lash line with a close straight line to you lashes, I think this product would work with practise, but for a wing and extended shapes, I didn't find it worked well. 

The swatches speak for themselves really, the pigmentation isssssn't great but they is versatility when it comes to the thickness of the eyeliner. You can use it on it's side for a thin/medium line depending on the pressure when it's applied and went it's turned flat you can achieve a very dramatic look too. 
The first swipe as you can see isn't pigmented nor does it evenly apply, where as the side lines to each of the faint streaks were built up with a few go overs. With that in mind, I found myself dragging this eyeliner over my eyes and to achieve a pigmented look, I wouldn't want to put my eyes through it. 

So, unfortunately I wouldn't recommend this eyeliner. Which is such a shame as it is so affordable but i do think there are better eyeliners out there and I'll be sticking to my 'felt tip' style ones in future.
The positive side is how affordable it is and it would for those of you or do a very simple straight line across the lash line and don't like a harsh black line either.

Over all I would the Collection Calligraphy Liner a:
2 out of 5

Thank you so much for reading
see you soon 

Disney Princess Lucky Dip Bag

Welcome back to a new Disney post everyone!
I have another bargain that I picked up from Poundland recently in their toy section and thought i'd show you the pieces that you receive in the Disney Princess lucky dip bag.

In the bag you receive 6 items that are displayed on the back, so it isn't a blind bag and i do believe that each bag does contain the same items.

A little disclaimer:
*The packaging states that children 3 years and under shouldn't have these products and to discard the packaging the products come in. 
They are very small items including the packaging they come in and all need to keep that in mind.*

I'm going to recommend only to adults 18+. I don't want to recommend something to anyone younger as it does contain such a small parts and that is my personal choice. So for the adult Disney and Disney Collector lovers out there, this ones for you. 

You receive:
 A colouring card with a few of the princess' on as well as a 'draw your own' snow white & puzzle
Disney lilac pencil
 Plastic ruler with a bunch of Disney princess's over with their personal items
Card token that can be used as a keyring
20 piece jigsaw puzzle
and finally a sheet of stickers that vary from Ariel, Cinderella, Jasmine and Pascal. 

I really enjoyed opening my little goody bag and will be using everything I received. I can't wait to find some places to use my stickers and add the ruler to my stationary collection.

For the Marvel lovers out there, Poundland also had a Marvel lucky dip bag too.

See you soon lovelies and thank you for reading



Testing Poundland Makeup

Hey everyone, if you watch my youtube videos you will know how much i love poundland.
I have recently uploaded a haul where i show you the items i've picked up recently.
I thought i would film a video of me getting ready for the day and doing a first impressions on some of the makeup poundland sell in their stores.

I didn't have everything for a full face but LOVE the outcome nevertheless.
All the products gave me such a minimal natural look, which is what i have been going for as of late on a everyday basis.

I mention in my video how i will do a follow up post to let you all know how these products fared in lasting on the skin and how they looked come the end of the day...

The Foundation.

I picked the lightest shade which poundland offered which is number 1, Ivory.

First Impressions
At first glance on the back of my hand, the peachy undertone really stood out and when applied to the face it almost looked like it had immediately oxidised. Grabbing my damp beauty blender i began to buff away the product into the skin to leave a thin layer of foundation which blended into my skin tone like a dream! It gave me a natural healthy glow, a inner lit from within look which was just so pretty! The coverage is very thin, but evens out the skin tone. It didn't cover my friend of a blemish on my cheek but did leave my skin looking healthy and fresh. You can build it up, although i think it you was wanting a heavier coverage, i would just use a different foundation and embrace the natural look this foundation gives.

Final Review
So after wearing the foundation for a good 8 hours i discovered that the lasting power was quite good. It was amazing and my skin didn't look exactly the same as when i first applied it on the video. I did have an afternoon catnap where the one side of my face was slighting worn off than the other but understandable as it probably entailed a lot of rolling around and possible dribble ngl.

Buuuuuuuut, the following day, when i decided i would wear the foundation to work and see what it's like in day light and how it fairs with the work sweat and tiredness.
Well! I have to say i wasn't impressed which is such a shame!!
I did everything the same too, so i don't know what went wrong.
I've put it down to the wear and tear of working working hard in the day.
It looked so super patchy and in the day light the colour was just too orange toned and was so easy to see any unblended patches i may have missed in the morning which my normal foundation doesn't normally show easily.

I was super duper disappointed when i came home to see my terrible makeup face! oh it was a site to see & i don't think i will be wearing it again other than maybe around the house if we have guests over and i want a little coverage to make me look a bit more alive.

Out of 5

The Contour Kit

First Impressions
Bronzer/Contour Powder: Picking up the product was nice and easy with a brush but wasn't overloaded with loose powder from them, which really helped to keep my brush loaded with product exactly where i wanted it to be.
Applying the contour first, i found that it would work better as a 2in1 contour and bronzer as it was a slight bit to warm for a contour but just even bronzer to add a glow to the skin. 
Not overly pigmented which i enjoyed as this way you can build it up to the shade you desire rather than being left with a splodge of contour powder on-yo cheek.
It blended nicely and did give my skin a healthy glow which didn't look muddy either.

Blush: The blush didn't pick up amazingly well on the brush but was noticeable when applied to the cheeks. It wasn't as pigmented as the bronzer from first pick up but definitely builded up to a nice pink flush that it some lights you could see more than others.

Highlighter: This was from first application my favourite from the 3. Using a different brush which was slightly smaller, it picked up well and applied a soft glow to my skin which worked so well with the natural look i was going for and gave a lit from within glow. Not too pigmented so if your like and sometimes want to look like a glazed donut it might not be everyones cup of tea but it's more on the natural side of highlighters which works well with every look. 

When everything was applied something really stood out to me... that all of the products blended together so effortlessly.
Sometimes i find when i apply all of these products from different brands that they are all in 'sections/stages' on the face and all sort of blocked off on the cheeks.
But these guys just blended together and you couldn't see any obvious stages where i have applied them, they really just married each other on ma face.

Final Review
I really like this little palette. I think the packaging is super cute and really travel friendly. I think this face palette would be perfect for the more natural makeup wearers or ones who don't like to wear a lot of makeup. Not super pigmented but does give a natural look to the skin that looks super cute and healthy.
It did last well, although i would recommend not applying on top of the makeup gallery foundation as when that wears, this palette wears so on top of you fave base this will work really well. 

Out of 5

Matte Lip Colour

First Impressions
The shade i picked up is Vintage Pink and is a soft pink shade. The texture is very creamy and also applies matte. The scent is quite sweet and really rather pleasant. First looks of this products gives me Collection Lip Cream vibes. But as a fraction of their price being only a pound. 
Applying to the lips was really nice, it was easy to carve the product around the shape of me lips and instantly felt comfortable. It didn't seem too matte as there is a slight sheen to the colour i chose which throws me off as it slightly gleams in the light. It doesn't feel like it as much product in the packaging but i am presuming that with the creamy whipped like texture it has, it feels a lot lighter than a sticky lipgloss tube would. 
It didn't set on the lips and remained a really soft creamy texture. The shade was slightly lighter and sheerer than what the packaging insists but is a really pretty spring pink shade that would really compliment a natural look.

Final Impressions
Wearing the lip product for as long as i could before it chose to come of itself was quite easy. With the creamy texture, i was concerned about it transferring on to my jam sandwich but with the slight matteness in the formula it help on rather well. I would say after 2 hours it wasn't noticeable, but in that time my nap had taken place and many cups of tea was consumed. 
It wasn't sticky, it wasn't too messy. It did transfer but the colour did remain quite apparent.
I did come to realise that this shade washed me out slightly but with a glowing bronze skin it did suit it a bit better on myself. I wouldn't reach for this product to often i don't think unless i was going for a very minimal look one day where i didn't want a lip colour that wasn't too out there and felt comfy on the lip.

Out of 5

There you have it, my little take on some of the poundland makeup they are selling at the mo.
I really hope you enjoyed this and do let me know if you pick any of these items up and let me know your thoughts too.

See you soon
Emilie xo

If you'd like to watch me applying the products and see my first reactions live then


to see my Youtube video <3

Disney Tsum Tsum Figure Charms from Poundland.

To all my Disney fans out there, i have a little post that with suit your bargain disney needs.
I was having a bit of a mooch in my local poundland for some little gifts over christmas time. So there i was browsing the toy section and my eyes were drawn to my favourite colour combo of white and pink and instantly recognised what they were.
I saw a bunch of these Disney Tsum Tsum mystery packets where you can collect 8 different figurines that are all lucky dips.
I totally wish i had picked up more than two now as since going back various of times, my poundland hasn't stocked anymore.

Buttttt, i am sooo so happy with the ones I managed to pick up. This little trip happened during my lunch break, so the plan was that when i got home for my lunch i would treat myself to opening one as a little 'pick me up' for that afternoon. I knew exactly which one i would have loved and open first but lets face it, theres only so much touchy feely you can do in the shop other than opening the whole packet up.

So, after my afternoon cup of tea which without tooting my own horn i feel like i highly deserved that day... I opened the first packet and to my amazement, there she was... Marieeeee.
I was so so happy to see that i got her and that SHE was the first one i opened.
I managed to restrain my excitement to open my 2nd but the clocked ticked to go back to work. As i had a really long shift that day, i was too tired to even open it that evening still, but it meant i had something to get me out of bed that little bit quicker the next morning.

A little disclaimer:
*The packaging states that children 3 years and under shouldn't have these products and to discard the packaging the products come in. 
They are very small items including the packaging they come in and all need to keep that in mind.*

I'm going to recommend only to adults 18+. I don't want to recommend something to anyone younger as it does contain such a small parts and that is my personal choice. So for the adult Disney and Disney Collector lovers out there, this ones for you. 

As I had my main wish to get Marie, i really didn't mind who i got next but was just as excited all the same. I opened the packet and there i saw a pretty blue dresses with the daintiest little flowers on and yaaaaay i got Anna.

Just like Marie with her dainty little pink bow on her head and her little pink cheeks, Anna had such amazing detail. She even has little plaits in her hair and a side swept fringe.
They each come with their own Tsum Tsum coin on the side with a zoomed in version of themselves which is a nice touch, as well as a key ring to pop on anything you wish.
 They are quite small so of course you would have to be careful with children and follow the age restriction on the packet, but for us adult disney lovers these are perfect to add to our Disney collections.
At the moment they are sitting along side my collection of soft Tsum Tsums on my desk and they look so cute! 

Inside the little figurines also come with a little colouring sheet which is such a cute little touch. You have an array of sizes of Marie and then alongside Anna you have Elsa, Sven and Olaf which are sooooo cute!!

These will be so cute to cute out and use for crafty or easily colour them in and 
pop them in a frame, which i think i might do. 

For a £1.00 each was so thrilled to add them to my collection and will continue popping into any poundland i come across the try and collect the others too. Tesco do sell them at £3.70 but amazon has them slightly cheaper at £1.75.

Thanks so much for joining me on my first Disney post, i really hope you enjoy and please come back to see my future posts all about Disney. <3 
Emilie xoxo

2018 Resolutions, Goals & Dreams

Hey everyone welcome back & happy new year again to you all!

I thought I'd share a little post on my resolutions for 2018...
I am so so excited for it to be the start of a brand new year. I have always loved the feeling of a fresh beginning as it always gives me a boost of motivation to better myself in all aspects of my life.

I love thinking of my resolutions for the year and what my goals and dreams are. I've got 10 to share with you that are based around my lifestyle, hobbies & dreams. I hope you enjoy seeing what I'm going to be aiming for in 2018. Let me know if you have any resolutions too <3

1. To set a schedule for pampering. 
To set a side some time in the weeks to have a full on body maintenance check like shaving, moisturising, face masking & all that fun stuff to help me feel put together and look the best i can.

2. See and speak to friends and family more.
 You can never have 'too' much time with the ones you love. I simply don't have enough of it, so this year i want to spend more time with the fam and treasure those moments. Even just dropped them a text each week to let them know I'm thinking of them and love them. I'd love to plan get togethers and little parties and day trips out too & there's always the bonus of that to have something to look forward too. 

3. Bake more. 
I love baking, but since moving into our flat, baking as taken a back seat. As we have a lot of surface space in the kitchen, i'd love to use it to its full potential with all my baking mess. I love how relaxing it can be and how satisfying and accomplishing it feels to see what you have made with your own two hands. It didn't do near enough as i wanted to bake in 2017, so this year is going to be jam packed with baking goodness.

4. Do more for charity.
 I've loved the idea for ages of doing a bake sale. 
I'd love to incorporate my baking into giving more to charity. Selling some biscuits and cakes and donating the money i would receive from them. As well as being sponsored in a race or a charity event called the 3 peak challenge with i have my eyes on doing. I'd love to give back in some way & this year I'd like to do just so. 

5. Be more conscious of what I'm putting into my body.
 During 2017 i really got into the mindset of really not caring. I fell into the trap of thinking 'what the hell' my body is just what it is' & it really dawned on me that it shouldn't have been that way. I basically just gave up with it all and really didn't care about what i was ACTUALLY putting into my body. I would buy alllllll the sugary treats and chocolate and garlic and not even think of the ingredients and non clean products in them. Just as i've got out of the loop of feeling cba with caring with food, i'm really passionate to start eating so much for fruit and fresh veggies and the thought of that excites me muchly.

6.Read more.
 I have never really been a book worm but have always wanted to be. Last year i downloaded a few audio books from audible and have been really enjoying listening to them whenever i'm out and about or travelling somewhere, i find it really relaxing. So i'd love to finish the ones i have on the go at the moment & then have some actual hard copy books to read from instead of using any form of technology. I've always been interested in organising and motivational books so i think the Marie Kondo books are first on my list to read.

7. Learn some of a new language.
 I was home schooled at 13 and was just about to learn Spanish. I would love to pick that up again and really relish in learning it. I love the thought of widening/starting my talents in a new skill. I would LOOOOVE to learn Chinese too!

8. To keep my technology organised.
If you could see my camera roll right now it is soooo unorganised and i instantly feel messy whenever i have a little reminder popping up that i'm running out of storage. So my goal this year is to sort everything out on there including texts messages and my computer too. Have everything in order and files for each topic. And to also get printing and storage my memories onto a hard drive.
I know i will instantly feel more organised and have a peace of mind i have packed up everything too.

9. Disney Land Paris. 
I have always loved Disney for as long as i can remember but in 2017 i realised how much it means to me. It would be an absolute dream come true to go to disney land and hope that this year will me and Richard will be able to do that, i will probably cry with happiness every second i'm there!

10. Go blogging full time.
If anyone was to ask me what my dream job would be, it would be to have my blog and youtube as my full time job. Every since i watched my first youtube video and read my first blog, i fell head over heels with the idea of aspiring to be a blogger. This year i would love that dream to come true so so much. 

So there's my 2018 resolutions, goals and dreams. Each month i will look back on these to reignite my motivation so i have the best chance at achieving them.
Let me know if you have anything to reach for in 2018 in the comments too!
Hope your all doing ok & thank you so much for reading.

Love Emilie

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018...Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 
As if it is 2018! 

I love a new year so so much, i have always celebrated it as i just love the freshness it gives to your life. I feel so much more motivated in so many aspects of my life and what better way than to start a new year on a Monday, it's bloody amazing!

Each year comes a new set of aspirations i'd like to achieve, so many goals and so many dreams.
 I'm going to be posting my new years resolutions on Wednesday as i love keeping a note to refer back to later on in the year if not monthly. I am a firm believer in making myself resolutions. I never make drastic changes as i think we all learn after trying many a years to drink 10 litres of water from the 1st of January just isn't realistic and have really taught myself to set resolutions for the new year to be a guide for my own self growth. 

2017 was my year of travel.
I was so fortunate to have seen places of the world that have been on my list to visit for years.
It all started with London, i booked me and Richard a few days away. It was our first proper time seeing the sites and wow i fell in love. Everything about that trip was wonderful, the company, the surroundings, the history... a trip i will never forget.

I was then heading to Cardiff a few months later to celebrate with my cousin at her hen party. Wales was always somewhere i wanted to visit and need to go back soon as i didn't get to much of in the way scenery. But boy oh boy did we have a good time! We visited a Coyote Ugly Bar/Club in the day for a dance lesson where we learnt a dance to a very cowboy-esk song where we would then show off our moves ON THE BAR later that evening. We all had such a laugh and ended the night having a sleepover with my cousins reminiscing over chicken strips and minstrels.

I then went to Kos in May with Richard and our very close friends James and Megan. 
We had always imagined going on holiday together and never knew it would be this year. Richard booked a week away in the beautiful greek island on the Saturday evening before we went for dinner with the both of them and by Monday morning they were coming too! 
We all had such an amazing time and soaked up the grecian sun like pros. 
We lavished in the all inclusive cocktail menu and played cards most nights. Something you may not know about me is that i feel sorry for almost everything. So when i know there is stray cats wandering around the buildings of our hotel, i would stash a whole cooked chicken fillet in my bag and throw it around the grounds for the feline tenants. I bet they miss me... haha.

Then a month later me and my bestest friend and her mom Valerie jetted off to the USA to visit Valerie's daughter and Leanne's sister Cherie & her 2 cats not forgetting.
Oh. My. Goodness. There are no words to describe that whole experience from the flights to seeing the sites to shopping in my first ever Sephora for spending time with amazing people (&cats)
and breathing in the air and stepping foot into America. 
We got to see the big apple, NYC, New York City!!!
I just can't fathem now let alone then that i was actually there. It was incredible!
It is something me and Leanne have dreamt about doing for YEARS. 
I am so grateful for Cherie for bringing me over and treating me to such a gorgeous experience that i will treasure forever!

The weekend before i flew to America, we attended the wedding of our close friends down south. We had been a few times the previous year and saw mine and Richards friend Mikey as he had stayed with us too. But in June we travelled down and celebrated
the wedding of his mom Abi and her hubby Simon along with their friends and family. It was a beautiful wedding and one we are very thankful for experiencing with them.
Since then, we have been down south twice to see them.
Once in November where we chilled out so much by playing games and watching films, as well as going bowling and eating at frankie & bennies such goals.
Not to mention all the snuggles with there THREE cats!!
Then, we just arrived back from spending Christmas with them. We had all the fun of eating cheese, playing risk and catching Olaf's frozen adventure 8:30 in the morning followed by beauty and the beast after dinner.
We took a little walk to see our friend Phoebe's horse alongside all the others in their stables to wish them a Merry Christmas.
I believe it was my first Christmas away and it was so lovely and relaxing and so amazing to spend time with them all.

Just before our visit down south in November me and leanne jetted of again a little shorter distance this time to Dublin.
Again, somewhere we both wanted to visit for a long time. We found an amazing deal on Groupon and Lea just booked it there and then. We spent 2 nights and 3 days in the city and loved every minute. We visited a mansion, museums, temple bar and tried our first Guinness which became turned into Guinness and black. We shopped around Dublin of course visited a new fave shop of mine Bershka and of course stopped off at Primark and see if Dublin's had anything different from our own haha. Most of all my favourite part of the trip was spending time with my best friend. We set up the Ipad and watched Pretty Little Liars every evening and spent quality time together which i truly loved.

I am so so thankful for visiting parts of the world i have n
ever seen before in 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed every minute.

Other occasions made 2017 a year to remember from spending time with my little nephew each week. My mom and me would look after him each Wednesday and honestly treasured each week. Since moving we had to stop in November but it makes seeing him now even more special. We still have planned our day trips out in spring to little farms with picnics and cups of teas in cafes. Hopefully he won't be too scared of the cows next time but tbf their moos were loud AF.

Richard and I with our little cat moved into our first home together! In August we got the keys to our flat which instantly turned into our home. We all settled in immediately and couldn't imagine us living anywhere else. We've only just got our washing machine which makes me so incredibly happy, trust me hand washing your knickers isn't fun. Not having it for a little while makes me feel so thankful that we can be in a position to even have one at all and makes me appreciate the clean smelling clothes to wear. We had our parents doing our washing for us each week and we are so thankful to them. 
We still need a few finished touches to make it more us, like a dining table and chairs and new sofa and some weddings pictures on the wall. But its the most important thing to us that we are all together and we have loved every moment here.

In October I got a Christmas temping at Hotel Chocolat. It has to be in there with a experience that made an impact in 2017. I finished a couple of weeks ago and i am missing it already. I made some amazing friends there and i am so thankful for the opportunity to have worked there and for the amazing company. I got so many freebies too that i have enough chocolate to last me for a fair few months. Okay weeks. 

One of the reasons why working there stood out to me so much was that i realised how much i have come with my OCD.
This time last year i was going through an extremely dark couple of months.
Going on medication to help calm my anxiety that comes along with OCD as unbelievably changed my life. I couldn't have worked at Hotel Chocolat as i did if it was for those tablets easing my days. One day i do hope that i can teach myself to cope with tablets at all but will go into more detail on that in my 2018 resolutions post. But i also couldn't have done it without my support from my mom and husband who would always support me and drop me a text to help me through the day.
This is always where Hotel Chocolat helped me so much. I mentioned after my first few shifts about my OCD and from that moment i was instantly helped from then on in.
All 3 of the management team helped me and always asked if i was ok and needed anything to be done to help with my OCD. As well as my colleagues working alongside me understood what i had and alway supported me. Working there really gave me courage and a realisation that i can do it just like a did for those months of working there in the future not just in a career but in life too alongside friends and family.

So theres a little overview of my 2017. I enjoyed and loved 2017 so much!! I cannot tell you though how excited i am for 2018! 
OH doesn't it just feel like a nice even number for a year haha.

I have so many hopes and dreams for 2018 and i cannot wait to get started...

I hope you all had an amazing 2017!
2018 will be a fresh start to help you create a brand new year for yourself and i wish you all the happiness!


Love Emilie