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Beauty: Recent Post

Spring Cleaning My Makeup

Hi my name’s Lisa and I like makeup, but hey we all knew that by now didn’t we? Yes I like makeup, but sometimes I like it a little too much, and recently I’ve found I have quite a lot of it that’s just making a mess. So I decided it was time to give my makeup a little bit of a spring clean.
For years now my makeup has been living tucked up away inside my dressing table, out of sight and out of mind. Yes my bedroom looks very clean for having it tucked away, but in reality, the drawers have become very messy. Every morning I just grab what makeup I want out of them and then stuff it back in, there’s no organisation to it at all. Not only is it disorganised, but it’s also pretty messy. With bits of loose powder everywhere it’s starting to look a little grubby. You can see below what the sorry state of my makeup drawer was in…

I decided that I needed a good clean out of my makeup, especially as there’s so many products I never use and are just taking up space and creating mess, as well as giving my makeup a good old clean too. To help my makeup look all clean and pretty, as well as hopefully encouraging me to keep it clean, I stored it in an acrylic storage box. I’ve wanted one of these for years, after it seemed like every other blogger had one, but I’ve always been put off because I’m afraid I’ll leave all sorts of sticky fingerprints across it. Not only does my makeup now look more organised, but I can now see my makeup clearly.

Does your makeup also need a good spring clean? Well the lovely folks over at Bedroom Storage are giving away one of these acrylic makeup storage boxes so you can also have a good clean up! The giveaway is open to UK entrants only, and ends on the 9th May. Good luck!

Fashion: Recent Post

Mother’s Day With Boohoo

My mum is pretty special to me, not only is she a wonderful woman who bought me up, she’s helped me through some hard times, been there when I was struggling after uni to find a job and what I wanted to do. She helped me through an unpaid internship, and even helped my northern boyfriend to move down south and find a job, she’s pretty amazing.
18 Months ago mumma had a stroke, it was a pretty tough time, and of course even harder for mum. Now she’s starting to fully recover she’s starting to enjoy doing things she loves again, and can go out and socialise again. This year Boohoo got in touch to see if I wanted to do something to show just how special my mum was to me, and if I wanted to do something instead of giving the usual traditional gifts of flowers or chocolates for Mother’s Day this year, and wanted to treat her to something that will make her look and feel fantastic, a new dress.
Boohoo isn’t really a brand me or mum have ordered from before, but their website is full of beautiful clothes, and I was sure there would be something that would make my mum feel as fantastic as she is. We both had the option to pick anything we liked from the site, as long as they were both from the same category. And as we both love a good excuse for a fancy new frock, both picked a new dress to show off.

For mums dress I ordered her this Bella Butterfly Skater Dress in a size 14. She usually wears a size 12, but wanted a 14 incase the dress came up a little small due to the cut of the dress. Luckily the 14 fit her perfectly, and I think suits her really well. The dress has a cute butterfly pattern, and came with a brown belt on the empire line. The dress is sleeveless, so mum teamed it up with a short sleeved cardigan and leggings and boots.  

For my dress I ordered the Plus Paige Checked Shift Dress in a size 24. I did originally order it in my usual size 20, however it came up really small on me so I reordered a size 24. For me it still feels a little tight, especially around my stomach. Typically I don’t tend to pick shift style dresses, I’d usually go for a skater style like my mum, but I found Boohoo’s plus size dress offerings a little limited for the styles I tend to go for. Like mum I wore mine with a pair of leggings and boots, and I think this dress would look pretty cute with a cardigan or leather jacket.

It was great to give the gift of style to my mum this year, not that she needed any extra help being fabulous! It’s always nice to have an excuse to wear a new dress, and mums really pleased that she found a dress that she feels great in. Thanks to Boohoo for dressing me and my mum for the occasion, I think she’s found a new love for their dresses!

Food: Recent Post

Afternoon Tea At Moggerhanger Park

A few months ago way back in July during the middle of a heatwave, my friend Gemma invited me out for afternoon tea at Moggerhanger Park. She wrote this amazing blog post on the experience, and because I’m a terrible person who can’t write about things after they’ve recently happened, I’m writing about the whole experience now, in October. Well done Lisa.
Can we just talk about my love for afternoon tea for a second? I’m a big fan. Give me tiny sandwiches, cakes and a pot of tea and I’m beyond happy. Since two of my friends introducing it to me a couple of years ago for my birthday it’s now my new favourite thing to do. I will find any occasion to go for afternoon tea, and I even hunted one down in Manchester for my mum with her many food intolerances at Sugar Junction, that’s just how much I love it. So when Gemma mentioned that she hadn’t gone for afternoon tea before and asked if I wanted to join her, you can just imagine how excited I was about this.
I hadn’t been to Moggerhanger Park before, even thought it’s on my own doorstep in Bedfordshire, so I didn’t really know what to expect from the whole experience. But when we pulled up we were greeted by lots of happy looking roaming sheep, and the beautiful main house. It definitely looked like the perfect relaxing atmosphere that Gemma and I needed for a well deserved treat.
Once we entered the main house we were escorted to the courtyard, as we decided to sit outside and make the most of the British summer. However we decided to pick a table without an umbrella shading us, so it did start to get a little warm! We were then provided the largest jug of cold orange juice which was exactly what we needed on this hot afternoon, and I had a massive pot of tea to myself because I’m a complete and utter tea addict.
The afternoon tea itself was made up of delicious looking scones complete with clotted cream and jam, cake, macaroons, tuna mayo and BLT sandwhiches, oh and did I mention, the most amazing cakes?! Seriously, just look at the cakes. I have a complete weakness for millonaires shortbread so I was beyond pleased to see we’d been offered some. The scones were also made perfectly, not too crumply or dry, and absolutely delicious.
Gemma and I both like our food, but boy there was a lot of it, and with the boiling sun we were starting to struggle, so we had to admit defeat. The whole experience was amazing, being able to have a couple of hours with a friend to chill out in such a beautiful setting with delicious cake, it’s certainly something Gemma and I need to do again. If you’re looking for somewhere beautiful for afternoon tea, I can’t recommend Moggerhanger Park enough, it was such a beautiful location, and if you don’t stuff your face on cake like I did, you can take a lovely stroll around the grounds afterwards.

Lifestyle: Recent Post

September Goals Revisited

At the beginning of the month I decided to set myself some goals, as it was something I hadn’t done for a while, and maybe it would help me to actually stick to something! Now that September has been and gone, I thought I’d catch up on how I did on my goals.

get back to the gym

Since the car accident I had in July I’ve not been able to do much. I can’t seem to walk around for long without my back being in agony, so all exercise plans have been off. This month I decided that it was time to get back on track with my fitness, and hopefully start recovering from my car accident. So did I go back to the gym? Yes, once. So not really a good start, but I’ve now also started doing physio for my back injury so hopefully it’ll get better soon!

 

get back into a blogging schedule

My blog has definitely been a little slow and quiet lately, so in September I planned on becoming organised and getting loads of posts written up and scheduled, and well, I managed 7. September was a very busy month, so once again blogging was a bit quiet. Hopefully I’ll get back into this soon!


stop spending money

Oh we all know how awful I am with spending money, and in September I wanted to stop spending so much. This month I cut back on a few things I was spending money on, but this still wasn’t the best financial month ever. Chris started a new job in September, and I’m going to be starting a new one in October too, so money will be a little better for us from then on!
 

get back into healthy eating

Yay something I actually did! Kind of. Well I rejoined Slimming World, because I need the help and support of a group. But I then gained 1lb in my first week because I just didn’t stick to the plan at all, and then I haven’t been back since. Although I’ve been planning lots of healthy meals, I just need to stop eating so much rubbish in between!


read a book

Reading is something I love, I just haven’t done for the longest time, or enough of. So in September I set myself the goal of reading one book, and I actually managed to read two! Go me. It’s been a lot nicer, and more relaxing, in the evenings to sit and read a book and not sit on a computer or watch Netflix until I fall asleep. So this is something I should certainly try and keep up!

Although I didn’t stick to all of my goals, I’m pleased with how well I’ve done. I’ve been a little ‘lost’ lately and getting back into a routine and having a plan is definitely helping, as it helps to know what I’m aiming for! I think I’ll be setting myself a couple of goals for October now as well – maybe I’ll even stick to all of them!

Spring Cleaning My Makeup

Hi my name's Lisa and I like makeup, but hey we all knew that by now didn't we? Yes I like makeup, but sometimes I like it a little too much, and recently I've found I have quite a lot of it that's just making a mess. So I decided it was time to give my makeup a...

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Mother’s Day With Boohoo

My mum is pretty special to me, not only is she a wonderful woman who bought me up, she's helped me through some hard times, been there when I was struggling after uni to find a job and what I wanted to do. She helped me through an unpaid internship, and even helped...

read more

September Goals Revisited

At the beginning of the month I decided to set myself some goals, as it was something I hadn't done for a while, and maybe it would help me to actually stick to something! Now that September has been and gone, I thought I'd catch up on how I did on my goals. get back...

read more

Afternoon Tea At Moggerhanger Park

A few months ago way back in July during the middle of a heatwave, my friend Gemma invited me out for afternoon tea at Moggerhanger Park. She wrote this amazing blog post on the experience, and because I'm a terrible person who can't write about things after they've...

read more