Friday, 25 May 2018

I'm back! Life update

Hi everyone! Long time no speak! I ended up taking a very long unintentional break from blogging! I have so much to catch you all up on.
The main thing I will start with is that I finally PASSED MY DRIVING TEST! Yes I did it! If you have followed me for a while you will know how long I have been learning and after failing my test 3 times I finally passed for the 4th time. I have been driving now for a month and have got myself a fiesta which I am in love with! I will do a whole blog post about my driving test/ experiences and my car soon.
I have also had a change in the work environment! I am still working for the same company as I have done for coming up 2 years but a month ago (on the day I passed my test funnily enough) I moved to a new department in my work! Meaning I have more time during the day to myself as I now don't start work until 4pm. I am hoping now this means I will have more time to blog. So far I am loving my new department.

Last but no means least, I went on holiday to Gran Canaria at the start of the month! I went away for 11 days with my friends and had an amazing time! I am thinking of doing a blog post sharing with you lots of pictures and talking about some of the things we did whilst we were there!
Quickly I would like to add that I am going to be posting at 12pm instead of 6pm now as I will be home to share them when they first go live.

Thanks so much for sticking round and I will be back on Monday with my first proper post!
Keira x

Friday, 2 February 2018

January Round Up

Hi everyone and happy February! We are finally in the second month of the year after what seemed to be the longest month ever!
Today I am going to be doing a recap on the last month.
I paid off 2 out of my 3 holidays this year. I can't wait for my first one in May!!
I also reached 600 twitter followers for my blog, it might not sound like a lot to many but it's a lot for me! I also reached 60 bloglovin followers.
I also booked my driving test this month! If you follow me on twitter or have read my blog before you will know that I failed my driving test twice last year and my goal is to pass it this year. Hopefully I will pass this next time.
I also got started on my medication for my PCOS that has been bothering me for a while. I finally have answers and starting my tablets! 
Not a lot else has really happened this month but I hope the rest of the year carries on like this last one did.

Thanks for reading
Wednesday, 31 January 2018

An Open Letter To... My Late Uncle

Dear Uncle Ant, It's been 3 years today since I got home from work to be told you had gone. It was a Saturday evening. I remember it like it was yesterday. I remember how I had no internet on my phone so I couldn't check facebook on my way home from work like I normally would, that is something I so thankful for. By 5pm it was all over facebook that you had left us. I didn't get home until 6.

When my mum told me you had gone, I didn't believe her. How could I believe here? You were only 39. It was when I asked how you had died that it hit me. The answer was something nobody wants to hear. Suicide. You had taken your own life.

I remember going on to facebook and just seeing so many tributes to you. Everyone posting memories of you on facebook, it was nice to read so many messages about you on there.

The one thing I regret is on the Thursday before you left us you walked past my work and I didn't think to shout on you. If I knew then that that would of been the last time I ever seen you I would of shouted on you.

All I want to know is why? Why did you do it? I wish you knew how much you were loved and still are. We still laugh about some of the crazy things you did, thats what mad you who you were.

Your 40th birthday is a day I will never forget. We headed up to your headstone with some of your friends and we sat had a laugh and had a drink to celebrate with you. We set off lanterns into the sky to remember you. We ended up getting locked in the cemetery that night. I bet that made you laugh! 

I will always remember you and will love you forever. There is stories of you I will never ever forget. You were and still are one of the best bouncers this city ever had.


Monday, 29 January 2018

Colab Dry Shampoo; Unicorn Fragrance

Hi everyone, today I have a review on the Colab Dry Shampoo in the scent 'Unicorn Fragrance'. I am a sucker for dry shampoo and use it a lot more than I probably should. I have never tried Colab before so decided to pick this one up to give it a try.
First of all I love the scent of it! It smells so nice, different to what the Batiste ones smell like.
My hair still didn't feel any cleaner after using this dry shampoo though, I have tried it on more that one occasion and it just doesn't seem to work for my hair. My mum has tried this in the past and she loved it so I think I will be giving her this for her to use so that I don't waste it. 
As much as I wanted this to work it just really wasn't for me. When I use Batiste it looks fine and feels clean whereas using this one it doesn't make a difference to how it looks or feels.
I picked this up from Boots and it cost me £3.49
Thanks for reading

Friday, 19 January 2018

Health Update; It's All A Waiting Game

Hi everyone, today I am giving you a health update on my suspected POS. If you haven't seen my first post I would suggest reading that here before reading this one so that it makes sense.

Since my last post I was seen at the hospital about it where they gave me another blood test and all my veins decided to collapse, my arm was bruised for 2 weeks and I nearly fainted myself. Then I had an ultrasound there as my last scan came back inconclusive. That was all done at the end of last year.

I went back to the hospital yesterday to see my consultant, I went in feeling sick not knowing what she was going to say. When I walked in she told me it looks like I probably do have POS. She has gave me tablets that I have to take for a week that should kick start my periods again, then I have to go back to my GP for them to put me on the pill again. She also told me I needed to lose weight which I don't see how she would know that as she hasn't weighed me or anything. I don't feel like I need to but I am going to try too anyway. 
Then she asked me if I was pregnant and I said no, that bit confused me as last I was told I probably can't have kids and now she says that to me. She then went on to say well I don't know if you can have kids we will just have to wait and see. 
So now all I can do is wait. Wait to see if my periods come back then in the future it will be waiting to see if I can have children.
I am still confused as she didn't say much at all yesterday apart from putting me on tablets. I was only in the room about 5 minutes with her.
Hopefully this will sort everything out though!

Thanks for reading
Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Beauty Conspiracy Theories

Hi everyone, today I am going to be doing a post bringing together two of my favourite thins. Beauty and Conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theories are something I love reading about or watching on Youtube so I decided to do a post based on them today.

The first theory I am going to be sharing with you involves lip balm. Apparently, lip balms contain glass fibres and irritants to their products to make our lips more dry and chapped so that we use more of their products to try and get rid of the chapped lips. Do I believe this one? I can see where they are coming from but I don't think it is true.

This one is interesting, the theory surrounding travel size and testers for product is that they are better quality than the actual product you buy in store. You get a foundation sample and fall in love with how it looks, you buy the full sized product but it's not as good as you remember. This happens to a lot of us I'm sure. So is this done on purpose to make us get the full sized products? We will never know.

How many products can you use for so many different things? Using concealer for highlighting for instance. A few years ago none of these things existed but now you see them everywhere. When I first got into makeup, concealer was used just to cover blemishes, now it is used for covering blemishes, putting under your eyes, highlight. There is so many uses. The theory behind this is that if companies are showing you new ways to use their products for multiple things, people are going to use more of the products faster than they would of a few years ago. Meaning that you will run out faster and re-purchase the product. 

I love liquid lipsticks so of course I was going to mention a theory about them. Liquid lipsticks expire a lot faster than normal lipsticks, so companies are promoting liquid lipsticks as they expire faster so you are having to replace them more often. Personally I don't believe that one but I still wanted to add it.

Hope you enjoyed this different type of post today!
Thanks for reading
Monday, 15 January 2018

Stila Star-Studded Eight Liquid Lipstick Swatches

Hi everyone, today I have a post on the Stila 'Star-Studded Eight' liquid lipstick set that I picked up from Feel Unique in the boxing day sales. If you seen my Beauty Bay wish list at the end of last year, you will of seen that this was on there. When it came to me getting it they had took it off their site and I was gutted. I searched a few sites and finally found it on Feel Unique so I quickly bought it. I got it for about £36 in the sale as it is meant to be £45. 
In the set you get 8 mini liquid lipsticks, 2 are brand new shimmer liquid lipsticks which haven't launched yet.
I was so excited for this to come and to share it with you all.
I am going to review the shades seperetly in their own posts as I haven't used them yet but I have swatched them on my hand for this post and I can tell you, they were a nightmare to remove. They are also full coveraged too and I didn't have to apply much to get the swatches in this post. 
I won't use all the shades in this I don't think but there is a really good variety of colours so there really is something for everyone.

On the top row from left to right we have; Sogno, Rubino, Chianti, Aria, Patina and Perla. I don't think I will get much use out of the first three as they are not the type of colours I normally reach for but I will give them a try out for reviewing! I love the last 3 colours though, they are ones I will get a lot of use out of.

The final two shades are the two new shimmer ones. Beso Shimmer and Patina Shimmer. They are both lovely shades but out of the two I prefer Patina Shimmer.
I can't wait to try these out properly and do reviews on them all for you.

Thanks for reading