WHY CLOTHES MATTER.

This title may be misleading, but hear me out! I think clothes matter. I’m not focusing on different types of trends here, just everyone’s general uniform. They are SO so attached to feeling confident and our best selves.

 

If you don’t feel happy in what you are wearing, you will not feel good. There are so many days I just throw on whats easy and whats there in my wardrobe, whether I 1) actually like it and 2) feel good in it. Believe it or not, it can totally change your day!

 

This is something I’m currently working on. Its definitely a work in progress. I don’t have the funds to just go out and buy a whole new wardrobe, however ideal that sounds! A great tip I’m doing is when I go to throw on those ‘easy’ outfits, if I don’t like it anymore, instead of just keep regurgitating it around, I’ll bin it or add it to a charity donation pile. That way, I’m not getting rid of too many things at one.

 

I’m all about feeling good, so if that means spending a few more pounds on things that enforce that, I feel its justified!

 

Is anyone else having a wardrobe crisis right now?

SKIN ISSUES

 

My skin is fudging up.

I’m not sure if its to do with *that* time. I haven’t been eating or sleeping out of the regular, or anything else that I think will affect it. Its just kind of having a ‘eff you I’m stressed’ moment.

For the past couple of years my skin has been pretty good, so I forgot what a knock of confidence it can give you when its not looking as good. It makes you feel SO much more vulnerable. Well, it does for me anyway. I try not to cover it up with makeup either as I don’t think it helps it heal.

When it’s in one of those moods I never know whether to go IN on all the face masks, skincare products to try help it, or go minimal and only use the basics. Keep a simple routine. I usually reach for the stuff I know will not irritate it any further. One of which I’ve run out of! Oops. (It’s the Lancome Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturiser BTW*). Its a bit pricey at £40, but I think I might just have to bite the bullet and make a repurchase. Its my skin I’m investing in after all.

 

What do you do when your skin is having a moment?

 

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THINGS THAT HAVE MADE ME SMILE LATELY! *ad

I’m teaming up with Janina for this post, as its #NationalSmileMonth from 15th May- 15th July so it seems the perfect time to talk about all the things that are making me smile this month.. Read on to hear about the products!

 

BLOGGING

These days, I feel like I’m really happy with how my blogging and social media accounts are doing! Yes, I’m putting in the work and time it takes to build growth, but seeing it pay off feels great. Hopefully one day my dreams will come true and I will be a ‘real’ blogger 😉 that would be lifeeeee goals!

 

TV SHOWS

Guys, not to brag, but I’m watching so many good shows at the minute. I’ll tell you my current FAVE shortlist…. Jane The Virgin, Grace and Frankie, Prison Break (I started from season 5, lol), Pretty Little Liars.. and I’ve got so many others to START! Any recs? I’m thinking maybe GirlBoss and Riverdale next! Have you watched any of those?

 

 

BEING KINDER TO MYSELF

I’ve been trying to be a little bit easier on myself with the ol’ self talk thing lately and I feel like I’m slowly *getting there*. Of course sometimes the guilt kicks in and I feel like I shouldn’t have missed that gym session (EVEN though I didn’t have the energy!). I’m trying to be softer on myself and letting my mind and body choose the things I not only have to do, but the things I WANT to do aswell. There are no rules I have to follow. I’m in control!

 

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I was sent a few products for Janina Ultra White range to see what I thought, and I was super excited to try some out!

JANINA ULTRA WHITE MAXIWHITE SUPER STRENGTH TOOTHPASTE £12.50 from Boots

I’ve been using this toothpaste for the last couple of weeks, and have definitely noticed a difference instead of using a regular (non-whitening) one that I usually reach for. You can really feel it working on the teeth, which I quite like as it actually feels like its doing what it says on the tin! Not to blow my own trumpet, but my mum did notice my teeth were looking whiter recently too 😉 I also love the fact that Janina only uses natural enzymes without any harsh abrasives. You guys know I love my natural products!

 

JANINA ULTRA WHITE MAXIWHITE WHITENING STRIPS

I’ve never tried any form of whitening strip before so this was a total new thing to me. I was a bit nervous to try as I have heard some can be quite painful. Well, I was definitely not to worry here! Theres a long strip for your top teeth, and a smaller one for the bottom which you apply and leave on for 30 minutes. Once you remove it, it leaves a ‘gel’ behind which you just wash off or you can rub in even more if desired. It feels so good on sensitive teeth, and hasn’t gave me any problems at all. They definitely give an extra ‘sparkle’ to your teeth and they certainly look whiter than usual. The fact that they are so easy to use too and there’s no hassle means I will definitely be using the pack up!

 

What’s got you smiling these days? 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

*This post is sponsored by Janina White Company and their hashtag #NationalSmileMonth. All opinions are my own.

WHY DO WE OVERTHINK?

 

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?

 

 

AN ODE TO DIOR ‘LIP SUGAR SCRUB’

 

 

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

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