Saturday, 24 September 2016

OPTIMISM


I am feeling very optimistic about my future recently which, if you know me, is a rare thing. I've also set myself some goals for the next couple of years - I basically want to sort my life out and change it into the life I want for myself, I feel like I'm just in a rut at the moment and not going anywhere.

I want to go back into childcare and I am aiming for a full time position, I miss working with children it's a wonderful and very rewarding job.

I want to move out, I'm not happy living where I live and I'm constantly anxious and stressed out, I feel like moving out will really do my MH some good. My Mental Health is also something I want to work out, if you watch my vlogs or know me you may know that I have been struggling recently with my anxiety, it sucks so much.

I also have other little things in my life that I want to sort out, my teeth for example which I am super self-conscious about and I want to find out more about contacts (I like glasses but I'd rather not have to wear them, y'know?).

I'm sticking to one post a week on my blog right now and aiming for at least one video a week on my YouTube, that's all I really have time for at the moment as I'm quite busy.

What's new with you?

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Yo!Sushi

At the #LLPevent I received a voucher in my goody bag for a £40 complimentary meal at Yo!Sushi, I decided to take my sister with me. 
I was a bit hesitant about going as I'm not a sushi person, but I am so glad I went! They do so much more than just fish! But I'll get to that later...

I loved the layout of the restaurant, you could sit around the conveyor belt of deliciousness or you could sit in a booth - we opted for the booth. 

The sofa seats were so  comfy and the table was very organised, I loved how everything was set in the table instead of on it as it looks so much tidier! On our table we had: saucers, chopsticks, easy-to-use chopsticks, spoons, soy sauce, ginger, wasabi and napkins...

...we also had two taps, one was unlimited water and the other was unlimited sparkling water.

The menu was very well set out, with pages for 'hot food', 'cold food' and so on.
The price of the food is shown by the colour of the bowls, hence the colour-coded menu which I thought was pretty cool.
When someone mentions 'sushi' I think of 'fish' but Yo!Sushi does so much more -  from chicken meals to vegetarian dishes, they have an option for everyone!

You could also take any item off the belt - the belt carried all of the items off of the 'cold food' part of the menu (all the Hoisin Duck Rolls I could ask for!)

I chose 'Hoisin Duck Rolls' from the 'cold food' menu to start and oh my gosh they were amazing (After the meal I was planning on trying out a desert but I got more of these off of the belt  instead because they were that wonderful!).

I then went for Chicken Yakisoba from the 'hot food' menu, this was absolutely delicious and just the right amount of spicy. It was basically a dish of noodles, chicken and roast vegetables, it was so yummy!

I was so full leaving Yo!Sushi and so happy! My sister and I are already planning on going back!

Saturday, 10 September 2016

SERA ULGER #SULDNLiverpool EVENT

At the end of August, I attended the #SULDNLiverpool event to see the launch of Sera Ulger's new collection 'Gyptian Life' at Topshop (massive thanks to Steph from Liverpool Bloggers who gave us all a heads up via email) 

Sera Ulger is a designer from East London who uses vibrant prints to capture her life experiences and express nostalgic memories from the 90's, you could really tell just how passionate she is about her designs!

As we entered the venue we took ourselves up to the concessions floor and were greeted with smiles and a cute coloured cup of wine/prosecco/a soft drink  - I went for a delicious cup of rose of course.

We all had a look through all of the products and oh my gosh are they beautiful!

Helena and I got ourselves a scrunchy each, we had to get one!

About half way through the event we were asked to form a space and we were treated to a fashion show! I absolutely loves the green suit and the blue dress (picture above on the beautiful Gemma).

Amy and I also fell completely in love with the goldfish jacket, it was so perfect.

After the fashion show I went to have a chat to Sera and thank her for letting me come along, she was so lovely and down to earth. 
If you're in Liverpool any time soon, go pop into Topshop and see this collection for yourself, it's amazing!

I  also vlogged this day and included lots of clips from the event.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

PINK PARCEL

I had never heard of 'Pink Parcel' before so when I spotted it in my goody bag that I received when I attended the #LPPevent, I really didn't know what to expect. I was very curious and wasted no time opening it up to see what was inside, as you can probably tell by the rip in the front of it - I didn't open it very carefully.

Before we get into the products in the mysterious box, let me tell you a little bit about the Pink Parcel

Pink Parcel is a monthly subscription box that basically contains everything you could ever need when it's your time of the month - from tampons to treats.

Screenshot from their website

They provide a mixture of tampons, pads and pantyliners which is perfect if your someone who sticks to a certain thing - for me, I can't stand pads and swear by tampons!

You can also buy items that have appeared in previous boxes by clicking on the 'Shop' option on their website.

I absolutely love the idea of this subscription box, shall we see what's inside it?

When first opening the box I find a £60 wine voucher for Naked Wines, a voucher for 50% off my next box and an information booklet about the products that are included in my box.

I also find some Fab Little Bags, to be honest I didn't even know that these existed! It's basically a discreet way of disposing your used tampon.

In the box titled 'for down there' I have some Femfresh wipes, how funky is the packaging? I love it.

In the box (there were actually 2 of these) labelled 'for later' I find 10 tampons (in each).

In the pouch labelled 'for now' I find some tampons and some pantyliners, I love this little pouch, it's so handy to just pop into your bag.

The last box, labelled 'for you', I found lots of beauty products and treats! Oo, let's have a closer look..

I'm going to talk about my Badger Sleep Balm first, I am so happy  with this product and I just can't wait to tell you about it
It is Lavender and Bergamot, it smells wonderful!

Before bed I apply a bit to my temples and massage it in, a little bit on my lips and under my nose. I actually didn't feel like this product would work as it just seems too good to be true but, this product is as amazing as it smells! I tend to get quite anxious at night time and I have found that this product actually relaxes me, not completely but it definitely makes a huge difference.

I highly recommend this product to anyone who would love a little help naturally drifting off into a lovely, deep sleep.

The next product is a nail varnish, I actually have this on in these photos.

The shade is called 'It's a Monthly Thing' which fits the theme perfectly and the make is True Brit - it's actually a limited edition collaboration with Pink Parcel!

Next up we have Cougar's Perfect Pout Lip Plumper, Lip plumpers don't normally work on me and my lips are already quite big so I didn't have high expectations

But just look at my lips!

The only downside to this product would be it's rather sticky texture, aside from that this product is amazing!

Saturday, 20 August 2016

I'M STILL HERE

You may have noticed that I haven't been around much recently: I haven't been very active on Twitter, I haven't posted any posts this week on my blog and I haven't made any YouTube videos at all.
I have been helping someone with a big project, I have been super busy with that, I've also just been having a little break - I definitely needed it! 
My MH hasn't been so great so I took a step back from the internet and I also introduced things into my daily routine that seem to help, walking is my favourite...

I have been going for at least one walk a day, where I don't go on my phone and I just focus on my surroundings, it is so peaceful and it improves my mood and health.

I listen to the sounds, I breathe the air and I take it all in.

I try to walk early in the morning and in the late afternoon, for as long as I want. Since I started going on regular walks, I have felt healthier and it starts my day off just right by releasing those wonderful feel-good endorphins and reducing my stress and anxiety. 

I guess what I'm trying to say is that walking is my new favourite thing!

In other news: I haven't had a smoke in over 2 weeks, I will be back to vlogging next week (my camera broke), I have lots of ideas for future youtube videos, I have posts coming up which I can't wait to share with you and I'm just happy to be back :)

I have also been taking part in #365daysofselfcare on Twitter, I may do a little post/video on that at some point.

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