26 April 2016

For When You Want To Bury Your Head In The Sand

Life gets hard sometimes and it can really break you down to the point where you just want to give up on everything. At that point you think about quitting your job and sleeping for the next year or so don't give up just yet. 

- Take a break

If you do need to literally get away from it all then do it, don't mope around in your house clothes for a week instead book some time of work, book a mini break somewhere nice and go whether it's on your own or with someone else, getting away from it all can really help you clear your head and prepare you to take on your problems no matter what they may be. 

- Shift your perspective 

I'm not saying your problems don't matter but I am saying there's always someone else going through something ten times worse than you. Instead of wondering why life is so shit, take a pen and paper and write down a list of things or people you are grateful for. Maybe you'll realise that it's not that bad after all and you have someone to help you through it. 

- Get advice 

If you really are stuck and really don't know where to turn get some advice. Turn to a close friend or family member, no matter how alone you might feel theres always someone who will understand what your going through and will want to support you through it. If you don't feel like you can turn to anyone why not seek advice from a professional. 

- Write it down (Then rip it up) 

Writing down your problems is a way to get it out your brain and make some sense of it. Sometimes it's as therapeutic    as talking to someone. When you have finally written everything down take the paper burn it, rip it up or do whatever you want to make sure you can't read it again. I guarantee you'll feel better for. It. 

- Meditate / Pray 

Whether your spiritual or religious or neither meditation or prayer is a sure fire way to give your problems to the universe and feel some sort of relief. If you're religious you know the drill, if your not why not try to meditate, you might not think it will help but you'll be surprised. 

Sit or lay in a comfortable position play some relaxing music and just be. I use the Calm App to help guide me through meditation. 

I know what it's like to just want to give up, but there are always options to get you through. 

What do you do when you feel like giving up? 

14 April 2016

#ForBloggers: How to use Twitter to grow your blog

"For Bloggers is a series providing resources to bloggers to help them improve and grow their blogs."

There are some idiots on twitter, idiots that really annoy with their uninformed and boxed in opinions. 99% of the reason why I haven't quit twitter is because its the main source of traffic to my blog. Actually, it probably is for most bloggers these days.

7 April 2016

The Body Shop | A flawless, no foundation base

Currently typing this blog post with one hand whilst my other rests in a pot full of cold water because me like a numpty (idiot) burnt my whole hand whilst draining potatoes.

Go me.

Life update over, today I want to tell you about these little gems I picked up in the body shop. I've heard loads about their beauty section but never really thought about buying anything until I popped in to my local store to have a browse.

I have been needing something to wear on the days I just can't be bothered with makeup but don't really want to go bare.. You know what I mean?

The BB Cream only comes in five shades so you know I was a bit apprehensive, it claims to adapt to any skin colour but you know I wasn't really convinced at the time, nonetheless I decided to try it out anyway.

Lets talk about the perfector, so its a weird silicone texture, I think that's how you'd describe it. A lot like texture of the Maybelline baby skin primer. With me? Cool, I know someone who complained that it kinda kept crumbling and it was hard to apply but personally I put it on the back of my hand first and then applied to the face.

It really does blur your imperfections, I noticed my pores were less visible and just the little blemishes I have from spots were kinda faded.

Don't ask me how they've done it, I was super shocked.

It creates the perfect base for the BB Cream and a little bit of this definitely goes a long way. This has got to be one of the best BB Creams I have used and they are not lying about the colour adapting stuff, it fits my skin like a dream.

These products go hand in hand and definitely leave my face looking super flawless, I usually use a colour corrector before the BB Cream just to cancel out the darkness under my eyes but these are my go to products when I just want a quick, flawless fuss free face.

For the day's I'm bothered I add some blush and highlighter on the cheeks and finish with some mascara to give me that serious no make up look.

These products are awesome and I can not recommend them enough.

You can pick them up from The Body Shop at £20 for the pair. WIN.

Have you tried these? What's your fave for a flawless base?