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Sunday, 30 December 2018

Do People Still Make New Years Resolutions?

2019 is fast approaching and if I'm honest...I can't wait to say goodbye to 2018. This year has been an interesting one for sure and I can't wait to have a new start and a new year. I feel like opinions on setting new years resolutions and the idea of a new start have changed. A lot of people still love setting new goals and achievements but a lot of people now are against the idea. Personally, I don't really have a preference. If people want to set them, then great! But if people don't like the idea of new years resolutions, then that's fine too. It's all down to the individual and where you are in your life. Some people may not need to set any goals as they are happy with how things and are going and some people may always be working on their goals all year round. Some people don't see a point in setting resolutions as they know they will last a couple of days and some people like the idea of a fresh start and the idea of setting some targets to go into the new year with. That's where I'm currently sitting...looking at 2019 as a new start and a beginning to set some targets and goals for myself.

All images in this post taken by Josey Grace Photography 
Location: Ask Italian York

I usually try and set myself some resolutions every year, but for some reason, this year I am more determined than ever to set myself some new goals and new starts. 2018 has been full of ups and downs for me and I'm ready to say goodbye to some situations as well as some people. I guess this is a completely normal thing for everyone as a lot can happen in a year. Don't get me wrong, there were so many amazing highlights of 2018! I gained an amazing friend, I met one of my biggest inspirations In The Frow, I did a skydive, I got another tattoo, I dyed my hair dark, I went on some epic road-trips, I saw some amazing artists in concert, I went to Greece with one of my best friends, I bought a new car, I relaunched my blog, I started working with an amazing Photographer, I turned 21 and so much more! Out of everything that happened this year, one of the things that I am most excited about and happy to announce is that on the 27th December, my sister had a baby! That's right...I'm an Auntie. Welcome to the world Ophelia Grace Forster! So there has been some great things to happen in 2018 that I will be forever grateful for but as always, there also has been some bad things to happen in 2018! But, I am hoping to leave most of that behind with 2018 and start 2019 with positivity! 


Sunday, 23 December 2018

Why I Love Having Time Off In Winter

As a lot of you may know, I much prefer the colder months to any other. I prefer the darker nights, wrapping up in jumpers and coats and feeling super cosy inside while it's raining! Today I wanted to write up a post all about the things I like to do in my time off over Christmas. This post is definitely going to be super cosy and chilled and I thought it was the perfect type of post to write for this rainy Sunday! So sit back, relax and I hope you enjoy reading today's post!

All Images in this post are by Josey Grace Photography!

1. Pamper Time 

I think over Christmas is the perfect time to have a few pamper days or evenings. It's one of my favourite things to do and can make me feel like a new women! I love getting all of my skincare products out and choosing what I want to use for a pamper evening. I usually start with a face mask and we all know this is an essential! I then have a shower where I can exfoliate, cleanse and give my hair a good wash. I really enjoy spending the time to give my skin a deep cleanse as it always feels soft and fresh afterwards! A face mask and exfoliator that I am loving using at the minute is the Superdrug Superfruits Exfoliating Mask and the Zoella Pretty Polished Body Scrub. Next, I will light some candles in my bedroom as I finish off my skincare routine. If I am having a pamper session, I will always use lots of amazing skincare products to leave my skin feeling hydrated and soft. The Body Shop Drops of Youth ConcentrateBouncy Sleeping Mask and Soap and Glory Eye Patches are key products for any pamper session of mine. These are affordable and Cruelty Free products which I would recommend trying if you haven't already. I finish off my skincare using a body butter or lotion! I will then sit back and relax while doing other beauty bits while watching a good TV show like friends or the big bang! This could include painting my toenails, plucking my eyebrows, applying a foot mask and loads more! Everyone's pamper routine will be different and there are so many different beauty bits that you could do to make yourself feel amazing. I think that it's really important to make time to look after yourself, especially around the colder months as this is when your skin will need it the most. It allows you time to recharge and get yourself feeling amazing again!


Sunday, 16 December 2018

Hair Changes and Some Of My Favourite Products

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you have all had an amazing weekend and are having a chilled out Sunday like me. I have had quite a few messages and comments about my hair colour change and also about the products I use, so I thought it would be the perfect time to write a blog post on this! I am going to talk you through why I decided to change my hair colour and some of my holy grail shampoo and conditioners which I think a lot of you will love. I think that it's so important to look after your hair and also know what products are best for your type of hair. Hair is one thing that you can change and it make such a huge different to your appearance. I am really happy with the colour of my hair and so happy that I made the change to go darker!

My hair journey...

I was always known for being Blonde. It's the colour my hair has been for as long as I can remember and I did really love it. I had never chosen to go any other colour than Blonde and it's what people knew me to have. I really liked being blonde but it was a lot of effort to keep up with the roots and the constant bleaching of the hair. In September 2017 I decided that I wanted a bit of a change, so I decided to go for Silver hair! This was a decision that I really really loved and having Silver hair was amazing! I really loved how it looked and everyone else also loved the Silver hair too. But again, as this needed quite a bit of upkeep and maintaining, my hair was not enjoying this stage as much as I wanted it too and I think it needed to change to improve the condition of my hair. 

I started to leave it so that my roots were growing out and that's when I decided that I wanted to go darker. I knew it was going to be so much easier to maintain and I was also feeling really inspired by seeing other people with darker hair as well. Gal Gadot, Mila Kunis and Michelle Keegan were all people who I follow on Instagram and seeing pictures of them with their dark brown hair really made me want to do it! May this year I decided to go for it and dye my hair darker! If I'm honest, I really don't know why I didn't do this sooner as I am completely in love with it! I really love the shade that it's at now and I have even gone darker than what we initially went just because I love it so much. I think that it looks in better condition and feels so much healthier too as I'm not bleaching it and dying it all the time. The only thing that I now need my hair to do is grow! I am really enjoying the length of my hair at the minute but as always, I would love it if it grew some more.


Sunday, 9 December 2018

Do I Regret Not Going To University?

A question that I often get asked is why I didn't go to uni and do I wish I had gone? I thought that it would be the perfect opportunity to sit down and write a post about this topic because I know so many of you also made the option not to go to university. Of course, the choice is down to each individual and what works for you. It all depends on your career path that you want to go down. But, at the end of the day, not going to university doesn't mean that you can't get the job of your dreams and that's something I have always stuck by.

All images in this post are taken by the amazing Josey Grace Photography! 

Was Uni ever on my mind as an option?

I can remember when I was in college and the talks of university started to arise. We were starting to receive leaflets, emails, options, all about where we were wanting to go. From the very beginning, I knew instantly that it wasn't for me. University has never been on my mind and I knew that it wasn't the path I wanted to go down. I think that in college, if you don't choose to look at going to university, then you don't really get any help or advice for the future. But if you were planning on going, you got all the help in the world. I think that this defiantly needs to change, as not going to uni is just as an important decision as deciding to go. Luckily, I didn't mind not having the advice from college, but I know so many people who would of appreciated it. I think that my college pressured a lot of people into thinking they had to go to university, because it's what everyone else was doing. I personally think that if you're unsure, then it's something you should consider but it's never a mandatory option. Uni was never on my mind as an option, and it's something I still don't regret. 


Sunday, 2 December 2018

Some New Beautiful Jewellery Pieces...

Today I have a post which introduces you to a new brand on my blog as well as an amazing giveaway! I am so grateful to be partnering with this brand as I am in love with the pieces that they offer and the lady who runs it is so lovely and thoughtful! Esme Louise is a British Jewellery brand all about empowering the modern woman to be effortlessly herself. I have honestly fallen in love with the pieces as they are simple yet beautiful and if you know me, you will know that simple jewellery pieces are my favourite. They have also recently launched a new range of pieces called The Dreamer's Collection and I can't tell you how much I love it! It's my style all over and I think a lot of you guys will also love it! I am going to give you a run down of some of the pieces that I have and at the end of this post I will let you all know about the amazing giveaway that they are running!

The first piece is this beautiful pair of earrings that are perfect for simplicity and elegance. I think that they are the perfect size and the simple detail is what I love about them the most. I always prefer to wear silver jewellery pieces, so all of these items today are perfect! I think that these earrings are the kind that you can wear with absolutely anything and they will match. They are really light as well which is a bonus as I am not a fan of big and heavy earrings! I think a lot of you will love these!

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