Writing these kind of posts always feel really therapeutic to me. It’s like I have all these thoughts jumbled around my head and putting them into words on a page makes me feel better about things.

With all that in mind, I wanted to talk about over-thinking. 

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This is something I’ve done forever. So much so, it feels natural to me. It was only once my other half said ‘why do you even think about these things’ that I realised that maybe, it wasn’t a good thing!

If I’m anxious about a certain thing coming up, chances are I will lose sleep, predict what will happen and imagine dramatic scenarios for about 2 weeks PRIOR. What a waste of useful energy to harbour.

AND then went the actual event comes up? I’ve built it up SOSO much in my head that it feels about 100x the thing it should be.

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Don’t get me wrong its SUPER hard to stop old habits, but lately when thoughts have been appearing about my anxieties, I’ve STOPPED, took a deep breath and tried to live in the moment. After all, this present moment is the only thing we can be sure about! <3

I’m not perfect at it, but I’m trying.

 

 

Do you suffer with overthinking?

 

 

 

 

Do I feel a bit silly for writing a post soley based on a £26 Dior product? Yes, a little. But stay with me here guys.

I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to recommend a product more than this one. Expensive yes, but so worth it in my opinion. I’m not one to splash out on high end brands, its something I rarely do, but I can’t get over how obsessed I am with this little thing.

It feels very ‘scrubby’ (great description) when you apply it on the lips, then soon blends in just leaving you with a nice, hydrated balm. No greasiness. No sticky stuff. Its housed in the most gorgeous packaging, as you would expect with Dior no less.

I’ve used it every day since I’ve got it so I’m not sure how long it will last, but I’m gonna be super gutted when its out! Who knows.. I may have to purchase another 😉

 

Have you tried this? Or am I slowly persuading you to? 🙂 xx

I wanted to write this post as I don’t think its talked about enough. It kind of ties in with comparison, especially in the blogging world. You see what you call a ‘successful’ blog, and expect the same number of followers as she does, to work with the same brands. The problem with expectation is it doesn’t take into consideration, hard work. You don’t know her story, or how long her blog has been going. So don’t compare. Don’t expect. Just work hard on your OWN goals. Make them personal to you, and strive towards them! We all have our own journey.

 

 

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In other ways, when you expect something from someone, and you don’t get it, you fall into such a disappointed state. Whether thats with a loved one or a person at work, your expectations and over-thinking got you to such a high-elated mood, of course there’s only one way down. If you HADN’T gone this far, you would more than likely just be happy with what ended up. Trying to ‘guess’ never works.

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Expectation has definitely got me good a few times. But now I’m trying to live in the moment and enjoy whats surrounding me RIGHT NOW, it hasn’t seemed to bother me at all.

 

What do you guys think to expectations? Lets have a discussion in the comments below!

xxx

 

2017, for me seems to be the year of multi-tasking. With that in mind, I wanted to compile a list post of little ways you can treat yo’ self.

 

  1. Take yourself on a Starbucks date.
  2. Treat yourself to a little vitamin D on your lunch break.
  3. Skip the at home- mani and pay for a salon to do it for you!
  4. Start a new TV show
  5. Buy that book that is all over the blog world at the mo
  6. Have an early night
  7. Try some new beauty products
  8. Read some magazines on your sofa
  9. Have a lie-in
  10. Bake something delicious
  11. Eat some ice-cream!
  12. Do a relaxing yoga sequence
  13. Meditate
  14. Discover some new blogs for inspiration
  15. Treat yourself to a new cute phone case
  16. Go to the cinema
  17. Get a trim
  18. Spend time with family without your phone
  19. Create a new playlist for the car
  20. Have a technology free night in

 

Let me know which one sounds ideal to you! x

 

I’ve (literally.. half an hour ago!) got back from meeting FleurdeForce at her Manchester Trafford Centre MAC lipstick event! I just posted this pic on my Instagram- link here if you want to follow me- and asked if any of you would like a post on my experience!

You said yes so heres the post!

THE EXPERIENCE

The event was held on the lower floor of Selfridges. Manchester is about an hour away from where we live, so we arrived a little earlier to have some food and a look around the Trafford Centre- I’d never been there before! (FYI: its amazing!!)

It started at 6.30pm so I arrived at about 6.20pm and was lead to some rows of chairs with butlers there offering prosecco, aperol spritz or pink lemonade with strawberry macaroons. Once you show your ticket you get a fleurdeforcexmac wrist band and take your seat wherever is free!

Fleur came out with the speaker of MAC and a make up artist to show Fleur’s favourite MAC products and lipsticks on the models. There was also a Q&A where you could ask Fleur anything you wished. After the talk had ended, you get your lipstick which came with the £16.50 ticket and then meet the woman herself!

It was my first time attending anything like this and even meeting someone I watch on YouTube or read their blog! Fleur was so lovely and just as pretty in real life as she is on camera 🙂

 

THE LIPSTICK

The lipstick is a lovely creme-sheen formula, so it feels super moisturising on the lips and not at all drying. The colour is a stunning caramel-nude which I think would suit everyone! It of course is housed in the luxury feeling MAC packaging and that delicious scent. I can’t wait to wear it daily.

Overall, I was so happy I attended this and it was such amazing value for only the price of the original lipstick which I would of purchased anyway (well tried to, if it hadn’t been sold out!).

Are you guys lusting after one of Fleur’s lipsticks?