Tuesday, 20 June 2017

WHAT I EAT IN A DAY!

I'm one of those nosy people that loves to know everything about everyone so I couldn't think of a more perfect post than to share with you what I eat in a day because these are my favourite type of posts to read. Today i'm sharing with you what I ate yesterday.
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Sunday, 18 June 2017

THE PERFECT PEDICURE

When it comes to having a pamper and treating my skin, I ALWAYS neglect my feet and my Nanna always tells me off for it. I always paint my toe nails but honestly, that's about as far as it goes! So with summer right around the corner and my Nanna constantly telling me it's time to sort my feet out, I thought I'd share with you my routine for the perfect pedi.



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Friday, 16 June 2017

THE BEST WAYS TO RELAX AFTER A SHIT DAY!



It's finally Friday - thank god the week is over. After a long hard week at work sometimes we all just need to relax and recuperate before facing Tuesday so here I'm going to share with you a few ways that I like to help keep me feeling relaxed after a shit day at work!
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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

JUNE GOALS!

How on earth are we half way through June already? Where is time going? Last week I reached a little milestone in my career as I successfully completed 1 year in my first graduate job. I'm really proud of myself for sticking with it and reaching that goal. It's been stressful at times but I've enjoyed it loads and I can't wait to keep gaining experience and learning new things.

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Sunday, 11 June 2017

FATHERS DAY GIFT GUIDE



With Fathers Day literally in just under a week I thought I better get my act together and start thinking about what I'm going to get my Dad (I promise it's not usually this last minute!). I've done a fair few gift guides in the past so I thought why not do one for Fathers Day to give some of you some inspo if you're last minute like me!
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Friday, 9 June 2017

FINDING THE PERFECT WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFTS



So today's post is something a little different from the usual beauty/fashion/lifestyle post that you find here on JustKatiee. My mum and dad are celebrating their silver wedding anniversary in early August and I'm starting to plan what I'm going to get them.
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Friday, 2 June 2017

THE SELF LOVE TAG

I've seen this tag flying around the blogging community and thought why not give it a go myself even though I've not been tagged in it. The Self Love tag was created to bring a bit of happiness and self love. The rules are simple; you need to answer the questions honestly and then tag 5 bloggers you want to bring happiness to so here goes.


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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

WEDDING GUEST/BRIDESMAID/OCCASIONAL DRESSES




Wedding season is under way and the beautiful dresses are hitting the shelves of our favourite shops! I'm going to my mum and dad's silver wedding party in August and they're also renewing their vows so I'm technically a bridesmaid for the day and I'm so bloody excited. I've been a bridesmaid once in my life when I was like 6 at my Aunty and Uncle's wedding which was amazing so I'm lapping up this opportunity to find the perfect wedding guest esque / bridesmaid style dress and I thought I'd share with you some of my favourites.
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Sunday, 28 May 2017

5 TIPS FOR HAVING A PRODUCTIVE DAY



I'M BACK!

Sorry I've been so MIA, work has been so busy lately and with the terrible heartbreaking news that came from Manchester earlier this week it just didn't feel right to blog. I am back though with lots of great content for the summer and I'm dedicated to work hard on my blog because I enjoy it so much and I've missed it all. I am also going to NYC in July and to Krakow in September so there will be some fab content coming your way. Anyway onto the blog post.
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Friday, 12 May 2017

MAY GOALS!

Ok so how is it May already? This year is speeding by so fast we're nearly half way through the year! Anyways, I'm very excited for the new month to begin and and ready to get organised with my life.



Today I want to share with you my May Goals with the hope that I can potentially help inspire some of you.
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Friday, 5 May 2017

BLOGGING WHEN YOU HAVE A FULL-TIME JOB

Blogging alongside a full-time job is fucking hard. I know I'm definitely not the first person to say this but it really is difficult to fit it all in with everyday life. I can't say I'm always on top form when it comes to juggling working full-time and my blog, but when I am, I try to post three times a week.



My blogging journey started back in 2014 when I was working on my placement year at a Mental Health Trust. Not only did I decide that 2014 was the year to start my blog, it was also the year where I was thrown into full-time work for the first time! So you could say I threw myself straight into the deep end.
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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

#WISHLISTWEDNESDAY | SUMMER BOOHOO WISHLIST

I'm back! Yay finally, sorry I've been MIA this week. I don't have any excuses apart from the fact that I've been so busy and the week has flown by! Don't worry though, I'm back today with the ever famous #wishlistwednesdays and a Boohoo Wishlist for you.
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Monday, 1 May 2017

THE SELFIE LIGHT EVERY INSTAGRAM LOVER NEEDS

If you love a good Snapchat or Instagram selfie like me then you will LOVE this selfie light. As a birthday present to myself in February I decided to bite the bullet and purchase one of these lights. I don't know what ever stopped me to be honest because they are so inexpensive but a serious game changer!!


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Friday, 21 April 2017

PERFECT DATE IDEAS

Dates don't have to always be the typical cinema trip or dinner at your favourite restaurant. Although they're both really fun ideas and good to do every now and again sometimes it's nice to switch things up and do something a bit different. Today i'm going to share with you my favourite ideas for the perfect date.


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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

MARCH MAKEUP & BEAUTY PICKS

I've been loving a fair few new make up items throughout March and thought why not share with you my top makeup picks for this month! As you all probably know, I LOVE makeup and instagram tends to lure you in with beauty bloggers posting pictures of products that not only look pretty but are really hyped in the beauty world and it makes me want to go out straight away and buy it! I was quite lucky that it was my birthday in February and I got some new makeup bits as gifts but I also spent some of my birthday money on some new items too.


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Sunday, 16 April 2017

CHOCOLATE BARK RECIPE | I SURVIVED LENT!

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!

How is it Easter already, like seriously, where the hell is the year going?! I am so happy lent is over and I can finally eat all the chocolate and so I thought it was only appropriate to share with you my Chocolate Bark Recipe to mark the occasion of surviving the challenge!



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Friday, 14 April 2017

WHAT I'D DO IF I WON THE LOTTERY!


What would I do if I won the lottery? That's a question I often ask myself; every day pretty much! Wouldn't it be bloody amazing to win the lottery though hey? I mean if I'm ever going to win it I need to buy the tickets more regularly *I think I've brought about 5 since I was 16 and I'm 23 now* but hopefully one day! If I won the lottery I'd definitely be one of those people that treated myself to the luxury items that I would never normally buy as well as treating my friends and family too. Today I'm going to share with you what I'd do if I won the lottery!
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

HOW TO GET THE BEST BACKDROPS FOR YOUR BLOG PHOTOS*



I've been wanting to improve my blog photos for the longest time now and have always struggled with the backdrop of my images. I am constantly scrolling through my instagram and pintrest feeds and lusting over the aesthetically pleasing photos and pastel colours and wishing my blog photos looked like that. I don't have an excuse .. it's not about the camera you have or the white background .. you can take amazing blog photos without all that and oh your Iphone too. I have decided that this year it's time to finally start to improve my photos and make more of an effort.
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Monday, 3 April 2017

SURVIVING THE TIME OF THE MONTH

Let's face it, periods are fucking shit and I don't care what people say, they're painful, uncomfortable and get in the way of your life, but at least it means my body is working properly I guess?! I'm not going to lie sometimes I simply don't want to have a period, for example when I'm going on holiday or on a night out so because I take a contraceptive pill I can easily control my periods, thank fuck. When I do have a period though, let me tell you I feel like shit and ever since I was younger I've suffered with really bad pains so I thought I'd share with you the numerous things I do to try and survive the 5-7 days of hell!

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Friday, 31 March 2017

TOP 10 PRODUCTS UNDER £10.00



It's no secret if you've followed my blog for the last couple of years that I am a drugstore kind of girl. Having spent the last four years at University with no money and working in one of the UK's very own drugstores; Superdrug, I have become a lover of drugstore products and have discovered some great ones over the years. Today I am going to share with you my top 10 products under £10.00.
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

REVIEW | OVAL FOUNDATION BRUSH FROM PS LOVE @ PRIMARK

I've been contemplating writing this post for a while because I couldn't work out whether I loved or hated this brush but I have finally fallen in love with it and wanted to share my thoughts on why it's my new favourite foundation brush.

If you've not seen these oval brushes around then where the hell have you been hiding? They're literally everywhere and I couldn't resist picking one up in good old primark because well.. they're cheap and affordable and I thought why not give it a try!
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Sunday, 26 March 2017

CELEBRATING MY MUM; HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Today is Mother's Day which means I'm dedicating today's post to my best friend; my mum. My mum is one of the most inspirational women in my life and I'm so lucky to have her as not only mu mum but my best friend too. She's the best agony aunt and gives me the best advice when I need it the most. She loves and supports my twin sister, brother and I in absolutely everything we do and has always guided us in the right path. I can't thank her enough for simply being mum. She is kind, loving and a great friend and she makes everyone feel welcome. 
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Saturday, 25 March 2017

FEBRUARY FAVOURITES 2017

February is my birthday month so it was a month filled with lots of favourites and I thought today I'd share them with you. I honestly can't believe how fast this year is going and we're already half way through March - it's flying by so let's get on with the February favourites.

LIFESTYLE

My first favourite has got to be the bunny rabbit snapchat filter as you're going to see it a fair bit in this post. I am literally obsessed. I think it's so cute and on a night out it because a firm favourite with the group selfies.
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Friday, 24 March 2017

LENT UPDATE: WEEK 4


I'm over half way there and still surviving without all my favourite foods; sweets, chocolate, biscuits, cake and most importantly my favourite thing ever; crisps! I'm not quite sure how I've done it but I have ... so far and there is not long to go now!!
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Thursday, 23 March 2017

FASHION PICKS FOR A DAY AT THE RACES




As some of you may be aware if you follow me on twitter (justkatieeblog), you will know that I am attending the Aintree Grand National in April and I'm SO excited! I've never been to Aintree races, even though I have been to the races before but in York. My mum and dad go every year and they always have such a fab time so my boyfriend Jay and I wanted to get involved and decided that 2017 was the year we'd go. I thought with it being just over 2 weeks away I would share with you some of my favourite fashion picks for the races.
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Saturday, 18 March 2017

MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE!



So as Mothers Day is just around the corner, I thought I'd share with you my favourite Mother's Day gifts for any of you last minute buyers. I love buying gifts for people but sometimes it's hard to find the right ones so today I'm going to help you lovely lot out with 10 gifts that are a great choice for Mother's Day no matter what your budget is.
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Thursday, 16 March 2017

LENT UPDATE: WEEK 2


So we're 2 weeks in and I'm doing ok .. *I'm surviving people*

I won't lie to you, the first 2 weeks have been hard and there has been many a temptations but I'm doing well and have so far resisted the urge to crack! If you are reading this and thinking to yourself "what the hell is this woman on about?" then read my post all about what I'm giving up for lent this year. Basically in a nut shell, I'm giving up all the crappy junk food cravings; sweets, crisps, chocolate, biscuits and cakes. Yes I know AM I MAD? I think I am! But in a ll seriousness I am glad I'm doing this whole lent thing. I do feel a lot better and healthier and haven't found that I've craved a lot .. mainly it's been the crisps (this is literally my weakness) and chocolate .. but I did survive the dreaded time of the month without chocolate and believe me that is definitely an achievement!
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Monday, 6 March 2017

ELIZABETH ARDEN 8 HOUR CREAM | MY NEW HOLY GRAIL PRODUCT

Ok, so I've seen numerous bloggers and Youtubers rave about this product (Gabby - i'm looking at you gal) and I never really understood the hype but oh my god - this stuff is incredible!
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Friday, 3 March 2017

FRIDAY INSTAGRAM FAVOURITES

It's no secret that I LOVE Instagram, I mean who doesn't right?! Whenever I'm bored I scroll Instagram, whenever I need inspiration I scroll Instagram; I kid you not, it is probably my favourite social media platform.

There are so many amazing Instagramers that I follow, too many to choose from to be honest but I thought I'd share with you just a few of my favourites! These accounts are aesthetically pleasing, inspire me and grab my attention every time there is a new post.
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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

WHY I'M TAKING PART IN LENT

So today is Ash Wednesday; which to those of you that aren't Christian means that this is the time of year that some Christians decide to give something up during the period of Lent. Lent runs between Wednesday 1 March and Thursday 13 April 2017 and this year I've decided to take part.



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Monday, 27 February 2017

WORKING 9-5

It's Monday tomorrow and yes like most of you I'm wondering why the weekend went so fast and how is it already over :( why is it that the weekdays always drag and the weekends speed by? So shit.
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Friday, 24 February 2017

MISSGUIDED WANT LIST!

I've been obsessing over a lot of Missguided clothing recently so today I thought I'd share with you my top picks at the moment. I'm LOVING the Purple Frill Cold Shoulder Top and the Navy Bodycon Dress!

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

Ok so prepare for a soppy cringey post today! It's Valentines Day and I'm lucky enough to spend it with my boyfriend of 3 and a half years! I love Valentines day and over the years I've done the standard night out with the girls getting smashed and downing Jaeger Bombs, having a night in with the boyfriend and a "2 dine for £10" meal deal from M&S, a double date down at one of our favourite Indian restaurants with my best friend and her boyfriend and the typical date night with a 3 course meal, a bottle of prosecco and then a night of cocktails. I've done it all and I've loved each Valentines day in a different way!


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Saturday, 11 February 2017

23 YEARS OLD - HAPPY BIRTHDAY ME.

On Friday it was my Birthday!! Yay - Happy Birthday me! I am officially now 23 years old. I love birthdays and spending time with my best friends and family and today I booked the day off work and am spending the weekend celebrating with my boyfriend and family- bring on the cocktails! Now that I'm 23 I thought I'd share with you 23 things that I've learnt over the past 23 years! So here goes:



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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

5 WAYS TO USE FILIPPO BERIO OLIVE OIL; THE VALENTINES EDITION*

So it's February and that means it's nearly my 23rd Birthday and Valentines Day! 2017 is flying by and so far it's been amazing! Next week my boyfriend Jay and I are moving into our second flat together and I'm so excited! To some people it probably doesn't seem like a big deal but what most of you won't know is that we're moving cities too! We've both lived in Sheffield for years now (ever since we started University so some four and six years ago!) and we feel as though it's time to move on and start a new adventure. We're not moving far but are both very excited for the next year or so! If you'd like to see a flat tour let me know in the comments below. This year we're celebrating Valentines day early as it's the same week as my birthday and we've got a lot on so I thought I'd share with you my beauty preparation for valentines day and some meal ideas too! We made a delicious Meatball Pasta with tomato pesto and garlic olive oil from Filippo Berio and it was AMAZING!


BEAUTY PREPARATION

1. A mask for dry skin using Avocado
Ok so it's no secret that I suffer badly from dry skin. If you follow me on social media or have followed my blog for a while you'd know that especially during the winter months my skin suffers. Over the years I've tried numerous different products and treatments to help with my dry skin but it wasn't until recently when I discovered my love for eating avocado's that I discovered it can also help with dry skin too! On a weekend when I've got some time to myself I like to make myself a avocado and olive oil face mask using, you guessed it simply an avocado from the shop and your favourite olive oil. I like to use Filippo Berio because I find that it's the most moisturising for my skin. I like to apply the DIY mask before I get into the bath as I already feel relaxed, once I'm out of the bath I then rinse my face with warm water and then begin my usual skin care routine. Honestly, I'm not just saying this after using the mask my face feels so smooth and generally much healthier, I'd urge you to try it out!

2. For healthy and strong nails

I've worn acrylic nails for months now and I honestly love wearing them because they make me feel much more girly but I can't really afford to keep going every 4 weeks for infills so had to take them off a couple of weeks ago. I don't want to say I regret that decision but they have literally wrecked my natural nails and I now HATE my nails! I got a new Gel nails kit for Christmas along with the lamp etc and I want to start using that as I know they can help strengthen nails and still look pretty but in the interim I need to get my nails looking a bit healthier. I've recently discovered Olive oil as a treatment for strengthening nails and it's helped me a lot. You literally have to get some olive oil - I use the Filippo Berio (the same one I use for the face mask) and soak my nails in a boil of the oil for about five to ten minutes before rinsing with soap and water. Like the mask, the moisturising olive oil helped nourish my skin and also strengthen my nails and cuticles. If you've suffered from breakage of nails due to acrylic nails then I would definitely recommend using olive oil to help strengthen them again. You will notice a difference after the first few times of doing it.

3. As a hair mask
I'm not going to lie, I always thought you couldn't use olive oil for hair masks - I've only ever heard people talk about coconut oil but I've never tried that and to be honest I don't think I'd use it much. A couple of weeks ago I was scrolling through the internet and found an article about using olive oil and the yolk of an egg for a hair mask. Well, let me tell you it has changed my hair! Using Olive Oil makes my hair so soft and the egg yolk makes it silky and smooth. I usually do this mask whilst I'm in the bath like the face mask because I can let it sit for a while and then I go back a couple of hours later and wash it off with shampoo and conditioner. It makes my hair feel like I've literally just come out the salon!

IN COOKING

1. Valentines Day Meatballs in a tomato and pesto sauce

Don't get me wrong I do like going out and getting all dressed up to celebrate Valentines Day with my boyfriend, but sometimes there is nothing better than having a romantic night in instead. Valentines day 2017 will be the fourth Valentines day we've spent together so we've done the whole get dolled up and go out for a nice meal thing as well as spending time in together too. For our first Valentines together Jay cooked me a lovely meal and we spent the evening watching films together, drinking wine and generally enjoying each others company. This year we've decided to cook a meal together and do the same again as we're moving in a couple of days and there is a lot going on in February! On this year's menu we've decided to cook some tagliatelle with meatballs in the Filippo Berio sun dried tomato pesto sauce accompanied by a large glass of Prosecco (of course). I've got a full recipe of the meatball tagliatelle here where you can find out my tips and tricks to making it the perfect meal. We used the Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Filippo Berio which is their best selling product (no surprises there). Jay and I love using this to cook the meatballs because of it's rich flavour and the fact that it's healthy too. The meal turned out perfectly and was delicious (if I do say so myself!) I would highly recommend experimenting with new recipes as an alternative to going out on Valentines day - we had such a laugh cooking together and the meal was a huge success!





2. As an alternative to coconut oil in cooking (mild and light olive oil spray)

Everybody raves about coconut oil for cooking but for some reason I've never been that fussed about it. Maybe it's because I don't like coconut flavours but I've never wanted to try it (even though they say it's healthier for you). Well, for one olive oil spray is a much cheaper alternative to coconut oil. I don't want to be spending a fortune but I still want my hair to feel healthy and my skin to feel soft and of course my food to taste delicious! With olive oil you get much better quality but at a cheaper price so it's a win win situation in my opinion. Jay and I are obsessed with using the olive oil sprays, our favourite is the garlic infused one as it's got such a mild but rich taste. It's such a brilliant alternative to using fry light which we used to use religiously. Olive Oil spray is 100% natural and has NO added water, alcohol, aerosol propellant, emulsifiers or antioxidants in it whereas other oil sprays have these ingredients - making it ultimately a healthier choice. We like to use this when we cook our vegetables, whether we're frying them or oven roasting we use the garlic oil spray for added flavour and moisture. As many of you know I'm on a health kick and am trying to make healthier choices so this oil spray is great for calorie control and has 75% less saturated fat than a coconut oil has! If you've not already tried an olive oil spray (especially those that are infused with garlic or chilli oil etc), you seriously should try it! They're amazing!



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Sunday, 29 January 2017

JANUARY FAVOURITES 2017

How is it already nearly February? Like whattttt!? January has gone so fast but it's been an exciting month! My boyfriend and I signed for our new flat, I went down to Wimbledon to visit one of my best friends and it was my Brother's birthday! I've been loving a lot of things in January and so today I thought I'd share them all with you.


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Sunday, 22 January 2017

UPDATED BROW ROUTINE 2017

Ok so I won't lie, my eyebrows haven't always looked as full as they do now - they've definitely seen some highs and a fair few lows too but I finally feel like they're looking alright now! I was one of those people who majorly over plucked my brows and when I look back at some of the pictures I do wonder why my friends and family ever let me go out looking like that! Today I'm going to share with you my current eyebrow routine and tell you about my tips and tricks for keeping my brows looking full and tamed! My natural brows aren't actually that bad now, they're a bit sparse at the front and could do with having a strong shape to them so in this post I'm going to show you how I fill them in to make them more defined!!

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Thursday, 19 January 2017

BIRTHDAY WISHLIST 2017


So my birthday is coming up soon on 10th February 2017 and I'll be 23!!! I am so excited for what 2017 has to offer; Jay and I are moving during my birthday week and I'm celebrating with all my favourite people - I cannot wait. My mum has been asking for a list for a while now and I've finally put something together, so this one's for you Mum!
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Friday, 13 January 2017

WHAT IT'S LIKE LIVING WITH A BOY

As some of you may know, my Boyfriend and I moved into our first flat together in June so I thought I would do a slightly different post from usual and share with you my thoughts on what it's like living with a boy now that we've been living together for 6 months!!!


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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

WEIGHT LOSS WEDNESDAY: SAYING GOODBYE TO THE FAT

It's safe to say in the last couple of year I've noticed a change in my body; and not in a good way. I've piled on the pounds and have come to hate the way I look. I literally can't run for more than 5 minutes without feeling like I'm going to pass out. I almost feel embarrassed and in 2017 this needs to change. I don't want to feel shit about myself. I don't want to feel unhappy. I don't want to feel crap when I walk into a shop and come out with nothing because I feel like nothing fits right and I look fat. NO. This year, I'm going to change how I feel. I need to concentrate on me and making myself feel better inside and out. I know I'll feel more confident if I drop a dress size or two and look and feel more toned. Not only will it improve my body and mind but it will help make positive changes to my skin too. So who's with me? 2017 - You're MY year! Welcome to Weight loss Wednesday's; a fortnightly series where I post about my health and fitness journey in the next few months.


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Monday, 9 January 2017

BLOGGER FAQ - EVENTS INDUSTRY, BLOGGING GOALS, TRAVEL PLANS

I don't know about you but I am very nosey! I love finding out about the bloggers/youtuber's I follow and sometimes there are questions I'd like to know about bloggers but they're never addressed so I thought I'd make the effort to address some questions that I get asked about myself; blogging and my career. I hope you enjoy!

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Friday, 6 January 2017

45 BLOG POST IDEAS FOR 2017

So it's now 2017 and if you took part in blogmas like me you might have come to a writers block and found yourself staring aimlessly into space trying to rack your brains to think of some exciting posts to write up. First off - I wouldn't worry about it, it honestly happens to most of us and you will find that creative spark again, it just takes time and patience. To get you started though, I've come up with 45 blog post ideas; beauty, fashion & lifestyle related in order to give you a head start.


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Sunday, 1 January 2017

2017 GOALS

H A P P Y   N E W   Y E A R!



WOW! What a year 2016 has been. For me personally it's been incredible, but for the rest of the world as a whole not so much. So many icons have passed away this year, and most recently - George Michael, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds who all passed away during the Christmas period. It is heartbreaking to see some of the horrendous things happening in places not so far from us but fingers crossed 2017 is a stronger year and one that is blessed with peace and harmony.
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