Saturday, 10 June 2017

5 Year Journal's

At the start of the year i bought two 5-year-journals. 
One Line a Day
Q&A a Day

The blue diary has a section for you to write what you did on that day, or the highlight of your day. You then come back to the same page the following year on that date. Its mainly a keep sake. I felt really sentimental when i bought these as i've never had a diary before and i think it will be so interesting to look back on.

The brown diary asks you a different question every day (365 different questions). Again, you go to the same dated page the following year and answer the same question for that day. I will be able to see how my answers change and the difference on my outlook on life, or maybe no difference at all? We will see!..

I basically wanted to give a bit of an update on how I'm doing with them, although i never realised that i hadn't mentioned them before.

5 months in i still really enjoy sitting down at the end of the day and filling them both in. However its not always possible to fill them in. Some times I'm not at home, some times i finish work really late and some times i honestly just forget. 

The longest i've left the diaries without filling them in is about 3 or 4 days at a time. This has only happened a couple of times, but its just not always possible to fill in.

In March i went to Australia for a couple of weeks and although i barely had room left in my suitcase i made these diaries a priority and managed to squeeze them in as i wanted to fill in my diaries about my time in Australia to the diaries in as much detail as possible. I was really please with myself that i remembered to fill them in once i was there.

If you like keeping diaries, or its not something youv'e done before but want to start i would definitely recommend these books. You don't have to start at the beginning of the year like i did, you can start in any month as it all links up in the end. I can't wait for the start of next year to fill in the diaries from the beginning again and read what i was up to the year before.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

My Youtube Channel

Hey guys,
Im definitely no youtuber.. but as some of you will know i recently travelled you Sydney, Australia. During my time there i filmed almost everyday, with the plan to create some videos to make the memories last more vividly. Ive finished editing the first 2 parts which are now live on my channel. There will be one more part to come, which will hopefully be soon. 
If you fancy having a look please feel free to click the link below to check out my channel. Thank you.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Spring Has Sprung

I love all the bright coloured flowers that appear during spring. 
My garden has transformed from dead grass and golden leaves on the floor to fresh green grass and gorgeous flowers.
Im definitely no photographer but i love taking pictures so thought i would capture some of the lovely colours in my garden at the moment. 


Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Driclor, not for the faint hearted!

Before i start; sweating is normal.

Since high school i had been conscious of underarm sweat patches. Its gross, i know. But when you deal with it every day it really sucks all self confidence out of me and is something that I'm always so conscious of.

Whatever the occasion. If I'm excited ill sweat, if I'm nervous ill sweat, if I'm calm angry ill sweat, apprehensive, frustrated, excited, you name it, ill probably sweating...

I will avoid taking my jumper or coat off where ever possible as its something that always plays on my mind and is embarrassing.

For all these years i never did anything about it, i didn't even go to the doctors although i definitely dwelled on it a few times.

I thought this was so uncommon and i wasn't normal.

I thought that it was just my body reacting to my feelings in a certain way and couldn't be helped.

For all of these years i thought that botox in the armpits was the only solution to stopping this, and all i knew about that was that it was short term and expensive, so that wasn't really an option for me.

I tried spray deodorants, roll on, even the maximum protection deodorants and nothing seemed to work, it got to the point where i thought i could deal and accept that i was a sweaty person (!) so i focused more on the fact that i didn't want to smell. So i would layer on the body sprays and perfume!

I was picking up a new deodorant in Boots a few days ago when i saw Driclor and a few other products that claimed to stop sweating. Instantly i wanted to give it a go.

After reading the instructions of a few products i decided to buy Driclor, it wasn't too expensive (£6.19) and claimed to stop sweating completely after using it for a few weeks.

You apply Driclor to clean, dry skin last thing at night and then wash it off in the morning. You can carry on using your normal deodorant throughout the day.

The first time i applied it, it felt slightly tingly and itchy on my underarms. I tried not to think much of it as i though it must be working and actually doing something, it wasn't unbearable so i put up with it. 

However, the second night i had the same symtoms, but much worse. I googled this and although people claim it to be a product that really works, nearly everyone mentioned this as a side-effect, of which it doesnt state on the bottle or in the instructions paper!

I was really impressed to discover that the day after using Driclor for the first time i only sweated the tiniest bit! I was so pleased and couldn't believe that this product could essentially change my life, my self confidence and my wellbeing. 

This is something i really wanted to work for me as its something that has affected me for a long, long time. So i wanted to put up with the itchiness and soreness as it will be worth it in the end.

Im now on day 4 of applying Driclor and the symptoms definitely aren't improving! Im so determined to make this work so I'm trying really hard to stick it out, but its definitely not for the faint hearted!

If sweating is a mild issue for you, but nothing that affects your daily life then i wouldn't suggest putting yourself through this treatment. 

I will post another update in a couple of weeks time when i've hopefully completed this. 

If you've tried Driclor let me know how youv'e got on, id love to hear your experience with it!

By this product at Boots UK:

Monday, 1 May 2017

Sydney, Australia 2017

A couple of weeks ago i got back from a trip to Sydney Australia. This was my first long haul flight, which (apart from New Zealand) is about as far as we can travel from the UK, so i didn't ease myself into long haul flights! The flights were painfully long and boring, and even my last few days in Sydney before flying home; my mind was consumed with thoughts about the long flights that i was about to endure.
Sydney definitely wasn't what i expected. I had my own picture painted in my head before i visited and i imagined Sydney to be so grand and pristine. Whereas the truth is, the city is very similar to London or any other large city. The suburbs are beautiful, but again there are lots of areas that aren't so nice as well. I guess its like anywhere you go that has good and not so good areas in the same town/city. However i only think this picture had been painted in my head because of the massive hype there is around Sydney. It was a trip i will remember forever and i really did have a great time, but in all honesty i don't think i would visit Sydney again as i feel like I've 'done' it.
I visited in March and April 2017, which is their Autumn. I expected the weather to still be warm and for the sea water to have warmed up all Summer. But the weather was fairly rainy most days and for some reason the sea was so cold! 
Nevertheless, below are some pictures i took throughout my trip (minus the rainy day pictures!)

Monday, 27 February 2017

Selling my Public Desire Black Shoe Boots

I just wanted to post on here to let you know I'm selling my Public Desire shoe boots on eBay (linked below). These are brand new and have never properly been worn, only tried on inside on carpet. They retail at £29.99 and the eBay auction starts at £15.00 if you're interested. I've had to put the condition down as 'new with defects' as there is a slight crease on the top of the foot where the toes bend which can't be helped, and one of the zips is slightly scratched. Apart from this they are in perfect condition and you can tell from the sole that there is no wear or tare on them at all. Please have a look if you're interested. Any questions leave them below and I'll be happy to answer :)

Friday, 6 January 2017

Wild Mint Peppermint & White Tea

The White Company 

Before The White Company became 'a thing' for bloggers i was already obsessed and loving their products. Whilst growing up my parents home has always been filled with gorgeous seasonal fragrances from The White Company in the forms of candles, scent diffusers and room sprays.
When a huge hype came about this candle i knew i had to try it. 
And although 'YouTube Made Me Buy It', it definitely was completely worth the hype.
This candle is very pricey at RRP £27.00 for the small option, however, believe that if something truly brings you joy then you should treat yourself, after all; you only live once! Especially after working hard for my money and having bills to pay, I've learnt the true value of money which really makes me appreciate everything i have. But of course, you don't need a £27.00 candle in your life to make you happy.
You can tell its a high quality candle from the packaging to the wick. If you've bought both cheap and expensive candles, you will tend to notice the small differences in a more expensive candle from the wax being set completely even, and the wick being absolutely central!
I will continue to purchase and love this candle for the foreseeable future!