Tuesday, 20 February 2018

5 Ways To Keep Busy When You're Unemployed

If you're like me and currently unemployed then you'll know how hard it is to keep busy and find things to do. I do have my blog which I started in 2014 to write posts etc.I also volunteer 2 days a week in a charity shop but sometimes I get bored.

Today I thought I'd share 5 simple ways to keep busy.

Lists!
1.Write a to do list for the day so put the most important things at the top and then work your way down. You could put things like tidy room,write blog post,go food shopping.

Hobbies.
2.Find some new hobbies-such as drawing,baking or start a blog/youtube channel if you haven't already!. (I keep saying I'm going to make videos but I'm too much of a woss)

Get Organised.
3.I love organising so this is right up my street! organise your clothes/makeup/shoes and donate what you don't want to charity.(btw only donate unused makeup/if it's still in its packaging) Also put on your favourite songs/playlist and you'll feel more motivated to get things done.

Get Outside.
4.Go for a walk/run/any form of exercise you enjoy. It's good to get outside sometimes for some fresh air. Also you'll feel loads better and have more motivation.

Watch Documentaries. 
5.I'm into crime/prison/murder documentaries and there's many shows on Netflix/YouTube but if they're not your thing then there's many other films/documentaries to watch. I also like TV series such as the Big Bang Theory,Charmed and Sabrina the teenage witch.


Thanks for reading.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Life Update

It's been a while since I posted a life update so I thought it was about time I updated you on what's been happening and my general thoughts.

Job Hunting
I'm still looking for a job but I recently had an interview that I wasn't organised for it at all! but I'm putting it down to trail and error and I will do better next time!.I'm still unsure as to what I want to do but I'm not worrying about too much. I'm still at volunteering for the time being until I either leave or get a job.

The Greatest Showman Soundtrack 
I'm still very much obsessed with this soundtrack ever since I saw the film it's the best soundtrack I've downloaded!. If you haven't seen the film go see it and then buy the album!.I never knew that Hugh Jackman was a singer either!.

Blogging
My blog is doing well and I reached 41,000 all time views! I don't get a lot of comments or followers but I'm trying to remind myself it's not about numbers as such and that I enjoy sharing my posts.I do have a few goals I want to reach one is 100 likes on my Facebook page which I post regularly on and I'd really like it if you gave it a like I'll link it below. I also want to reach 400 instagram followers but instagram is very crap lately but I hope it picks up again because right now it's garbage!.

Facebook Page

Instagram

Thanks for reading.


Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Olivia Hale Primer Review

I found this primer in home bargains for 99p yes that's right! my sister uses it and I recently went there and they had one left. I normally use the Rimmel fix and perfect primer with the blue lid it's £6.99 which is a lot for a primer. I've tried others in the past as well such as wilko and natural collection but I didn't like the feel of them.


 It comes out clear which is ok, a little goes a long way and it does go on well you can't see where you've put it but most primers are either white or clear. There's not much information on the tube or the packaging it came in which I find a bit annoying as sometimes it's good to know certain things such as the ingredients.

I didn't really like the feel of it when I put it on but it did feel alright with foundation on. It lasted all day but like I said I didn't like the feel of it much. I know sometimes cheaper makeup can be good but not always like I've discovered here! Don't get me wrong I do like trying new cosmetics and it was only 99p so it's not going to break the bank but I just won't buy it again.

Thanks for reading.




Saturday, 10 February 2018

Affordable Things To Do In London


I thought I'd share a few affordable places to go in London if you're looking for something new to do. There's many tourist attractions from Madame Tussauds to the Tower of London which are expensive but if you're on a budget then this post is for you!.

I recently went to Madame Tussauds with my mum as we collected the free tickets from the Sun paper I did like going but it's not worth £35 each (Adult prices) price tag!. If you don't get the Sun paper then it's worth getting as they have other attractions from Chessington world of adventures to the London dungeons. You can also get a booklet/leaflet of 2for1 deals in and around London some of the places I recommend are in there which I'll put a * next to.

The Clink Prison
Admission-2for1*
Adults-£7.50
Nearest Tube-London Bridge (Northern Line)
Opening Times-
Summer July-September-10:00-19:30
Winter October-June-10:00-19:30
Monday-Friday-10:00-18:00
Weekend-10:00-19:30

The Old Operating Theatre
Admission-2for1*
Adult-£6.50
Concession-£5
Under 18-£3.50
Nearest Tube-London Bridge-(Northern Line)
Open daily 10:30 am-17:00

Churchill War Rooms
Admission-2for1*
Adult-£21.00
Children-£10.50
Nearest Tube-Westminster (Circle Line)
Open daily-9:30 am-18:00
Last admission 17:00
I know this one's more pricey but if you're interested in the war and Winston Churchill then it's worth going.

The Cartoon Museum 
Admission-2for1*
Adult-£7.00
Concessions-£5
Students-£3
Under-18s-Free
Nearest Tube/stations-Kings Cross (Victoria Line),St Pancras International,Holborn or Tottenham Court Road (Both Central Line)
Open-Tuesday-Sunday 10:30 am -17:30

Pollocks Toy Museum
Admission-
Adult £6
Children £3
Seniors/Students-£5
Opening Times-
Monday-Saturday 10 am-17:00
Last admission to the Museum is 4.30 pm
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
Nearest Tube- Goodge Street Station (Northern line)

Monument
Admission-
2for1*
Adults-£5
Nearest Tube-Monument (Circle Line)
Opening Times-9:30-17:00
Beware there's 311 steps to climb!.

Brands and Packaging Museum
Admission-
Adults-£9
Children 7-16-£5
Under 7's-Free
Concessions-£7 (include over 60's and students with valid ID and freedom pass holders.
Opening Times-Tuesday-Saturday-10 am-18:00
Sunday-11am-17:00
Closed Mondays but except bank holidays
Nearest Tube- Ladbroke Grove (Circle and Hammersmith Lines)


Thanks for reading and I hope it helps.






Thursday, 1 February 2018

12 Ways To Save Money

I'm quite good at saving money, you're probably thinking a 20 something saving money?!? don't get me wrong I do spend money on makeup,clothes,shoes etc but I know how hard it is for young people to save up. Today I'm sharing 12 ways to save money I hope this post helps you and feel free to share it if you know someone who might need it.


1. Start a money tin for any loose change you have it'll soon add up.

2.Only buy things you actually need such as if you run out of a certain skincare or makeup product then only buy that!.

3.Look in charity shops I know they aren't for everyone but you really do find some good things I've been volunteering for the past 7 years and I've found some great things.

4.Try not to go out for meals,drinks etc as much unless it's a special occasion then maybe put some cash away for that. If it's a friends birthday you could always make a gift such as a little pamper basket.

5.Cancel any subscriptions such beauty boxes,magazines,cinema card etc you've got that you don't like anymore the extra cash will definitely help. You can always rejoin later on.

6.Depending on what you're saving for try and put some cash away each month instead of buying a pointless coffee on the way to work or your lunch.

7.Take your own lunch to work! make it the night before and leave a note to get it out the fridge in the morning.

8.Go through your clothes and have a clothes swap party with your friends/family.

9.Check your bills and see if you're paying too much and see if you can get them cheaper.

10.Sell some of your old things on Ebay or any of these other selling sites to help your funds grow.

11.Have friends over instead of going out,make some food such as chilli or pizza and watch a film.

12.When you go food shopping try and only buy what you need and not any extras!.


I hope this post helps and thanks for reading.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Volunteering Update


As many know I've been volunteering for the past 7 years at Each but sadly it's changed now because my manager Bradley has handed in his notice to start a new job as cabin crew with BA. I am sad he's leaving but I know he has wanted to leave for a while and I hope his new job works out. It won't be the same without him but I am glad he's going back to what he loves.

He has helped me gain more confidence in myself and become less shy, I've come out my shell a lot and I can't believe I've been there for 7 years!. It's really helped me and I'm grateful for him helping me. I've had many good times like when me and Brad ate loads of crumpets lol!,dressing up for Halloween,going to the WI barn dance and dressing up as a Christmas tree for his new year party. so many things can't name it all!. We've had many good laughs there and I know it won't be the same but I am going to give it a chance and see how the new manager is. If I find a paid job in the meantime then I'll see if I can still volunteer but if not then I'll leave.

Thanks for reading and
I'll be back soon with updates.


Sunday, 14 January 2018

40,000 Views


I can't quite believe my blog has 40,000 views! how the heck did that happen?!? I'm so chuffed! when I started this blog I never dreamed I'd get this many views.I'm very proud of my little corner on the internet sharing my life updates,beauty posts and my struggles with Fragile X.

Whether you've been here from the start or are fairly new I just want to say THANK YOU! for being here and for reading my blog. I don't really know who reads my blog because I don't get a lot of comments very often but when I do it makes me happy!. I don't have a huge following either but I hope to change that soon and also make some improvements to my blog.

Here's to making more content and reaching even more goals! I hope you stay along for the journey and I'll be back soon with more posts. Don't forget to follow!.

Thanks for reading.





Saturday, 13 January 2018

My Go To MakeUp

Today I'm sharing my go to makeup products that I use pretty much everyday. I hope this gives you some ideas if you're looking for new products to try. Leave a comment if it's helped or if you liked this post :).

Benefit Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation in Ivory £29.00-
This is the most I've ever spent on makeup and I still can't believe I actually bought it, some might think that's not much but to me it really is!.I love this foundation, it goes on well, blends easily and a little goes along away. It feels nice and doesn't feel heavy or anything like that,it also doesn't go cakey like some makeup does. I know it's expensive but it does last a while.

Benefit Boi-ing Brightening Concealer in No 1 £17.50-
This is my favourite concealer ever! it used to Rimmel wake me up but ever since I splurged on this one I've not gone back and I'm still on my first pot!. Again a little goes along away,it has good coverage and blends well.

Rimmel Fix & Perfect Primer £6.99-
I've tried cheaper primers such as one from Wilko and also natural collection but they didn't feel right and I wasn't keen. So I came back to my all time favourite Rimmel fix and perfect (the blue one) This is the only primer I like so I think it's worth the money it's a good brand, it goes on well and feels better on my skin.
Maybelline Colour Tattoo Cream Eyeshadows £5.99-
My all time favourite eye products! there's 8 shades to choose from. They blend easily,stay put all day and they feel nice to put on.I use the creme de nude as a base which helps keep the on and on bronze shade in place. I've tried other shades but haven't really been a fan and I always stick with these two shades.


Seventeen Backlash Mascara in Blackest Black £6.99-
My go to mascara I've tried others but this wins hands down I love the big brush,it's easy to apply and I love how black it is. I also like the blowout one in the yellow tube the brush is the right size and gets in the corners of your eyes,it makes your lashes look longer and stays put all day.Unfortunately the seventeen range is now being discontinued :( 

Primark Prue Glow Highlighter £5.00-

This is my favourite highlighter, I have other ones I use too but this one is by far the best!. It goes on well,gives a nice glow and I like that it has four shades to choose from. This is from the PS make up range at Primark and if you haven't checked it out then you should because it's a bargain and you can get some good products.


Thanks for reading.




Monday, 1 January 2018

My 2018 Plans

Happy New Year! I thought I'd start of with what some of my plans/goals are for 2018.

Blog More
I really want to work on my blog more and post more content,I don't have a schedule but I just hope to post a bit more frequent. I have sort of re-designed my blog but sometimes I would like to be able to get a different layout but I wouldn't know where to start. I do think my blog is looking better now than when I first started, I have got the hang of things now. I also plan to read more blogs and leave comments but I always find that hard anyone else? I do read a few blogs but some layouts are too much or I just don't find them of interest.

Find A Job I Enjoy
As I am now unemployed I've got to start looking for another job I hope to find one I actually like but that's easier said than done!.I don't really want to work in retail but it's difficult to know what I can do.I might tweak my CV a bit and add a few things.

Get A New Hairstyle
I never know what to do with my hair I say that every time I got to get it cut! so I think it's time I had a change and had something new.

Meet New People
It would be good to meet new people and make new friends but I find it hard both online and offline because I'm not very social. I find it hard to start conversations and look people in the eye, I get nervous and shy. I do hope to make some new friends this year and also if I find a job I'll meet people that way.

What are some of your plans/goals for this year?

Let me know in the comments

Thanks for reading.



Thursday, 21 December 2017

My 2017 Highlights


I thought I'd share a few highlights of my 2017 I like to think it's been a good year for me I've done some good things from going to Scotland-to seeing Little Mix!. I hope you like this post and that you've had a good year.


June
Edinburgh Trip And The Addams Family Show Southend
I went to Edinburgh for Fragile x research it went okay apart from not having the scan because I was scared and felt really anxious, though I did do other research.I had a good time in Scotland visiting Edinburgh castle and sightseeing I also saw the Addams family show in Southend with my sister which was good it had some well known faces in such as Samantha Womack from EastEnders who was Morticia Addams.

November
Little Mix At The O2,7 Years At Volunteering & Mouse Trap Play London
I finally got to see Little Mix!!! it was amazing! thank you to my sister who got the tickets and went with me (it was my Christmas present for last year I had to wait 11 months! but it was soooo worth it. I want to see them again!. I have been at volunteering for 7 years now! but it's going change soon so I don't think I'll be there much longer but we'll see. I also saw Mouse Trap play in London with my family which was good I don't normally like plays but this was good.




December
My 27th,Snow,My Volunteering Christmas Meal And Christmas Panto
We had snow! 10/12/17 for the first time in ages! it was so pretty but also caused a lot of issues.I went to my volunteering Christmas meal at Whispers wine bar which I'd not been to before it was the last one with my manager Brad sad face :( I had a good time and I'm glad I went. I turned 27! five days before Christmas! but had a cold :( which wasn't ideal but I just dosed myself up on lemsip.Me,my mum and dad went out for a meal with my to Prezzo which was good. I got some lovely cards,gifts and many happy birthday messages so it overall it was a good day. Me and my sister went to the panto to see jack in the beanstalk in Southend which was so funny! it had Bobby Davro, Lee Mead and Stacey Solomon in.









What are some of your highlights? let me know in the comments

Thanks for reading

and see you in 2018!.


























Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Barry M Crown Jewels Eyeshadow Palette

It's been a while since I've posted a beauty/make up related post and I thought it was about time I did! so today I'm talking about the Barry M crown jewels eyeshadow palette I saw this on Superdrugs instagram and I knew I had to have it!. The colours are vibrant, they stand out and you have 10 so lots to choose from.


The colours are very pigmented so you don't need a lot on your blush but you've got to blend them well. The eyeshadows are all shimmer so if you're not a fan then this palette isn't for you, I for one prefer shimmer but I do use matte colours occasionally. Also these colours are great for a daytime look and they make the perfect party look if you're going to a nice event. 


The cost of this palette is just £6.49 so it's very affordable if you're on a budget and the packaging is pretty.It also fits in my make up bag which is handy if you're travelling and it's magnetic so it stays shut properly. You can pick this up in Boots or Superdrug.


I hope you liked this post

Thank you for reading.