Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Being Receptive To Joy

There are times in life when you feel like you're on a downward spiral, whether it is a day, a week, a month or a year (Anyone else just start singing the Friends theme tune? Nope.. Just me?). It is very easy to get stuck in a rut, and for someone with anxiety, like me, it is extremely easy to fall into a negative mindset. I am currently in this mindset. I'm in quite a shitty period of my life, if you follow me on Twitter, you probably know why.. Despite trying to get out of this mindset, it is extremely difficult. 

Improving my anxiety is always at the forefront of my mind, and no matter how anxious I feel, I always try to remember how far I have come - which is a hell of a long way. There are various things I do to attempt to minimize my anxiety; talking to loved ones about how I feel, using apps such as Calm and Headspace, exercising etc etc. One thing that I find particularly useful is to focus on the little things that happen daily that often slip straight past us. One of my favourite bloggers, Melissa  Media Marmalade, recently wrote two incredible blog posts #1, #2 that really struck a cord with me, and completely inspired me to write this.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Getting Picture Perfect Hair With Structure

Do you know what is annoying? When you spend 30 minutes perfectly curling your hair, looking in the mirror and wanting to self five (I hope at least one person got my How I Met Your Mother reference) at how awesome your hair looks. Then leaving the house with your head held high, 10 minutes later seeing your reflection in a car window to see your once perfect hair, is now limp and straighter than GHD could ever imagine!

No matter how many bottles of hairspray I have been through, or how many different brands I have tried, nothing works.. and I mean literally nothing. I was recently contacted to see if I wanted to try out some Structure products, after a browse at their website, I knew I just had to try them out. I chose three products to try, Beach Texture Spray*, Transform Spray Clay* and Animate Bodifying Styling Creme*. My go to hair look is a loose wave and I thought these three products would help me achieve the perfect look. 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

The One Where We Went To Friends Fest...

*Prepare yourself for a photo heavy post*

If you follow me on Instagram, you will be aware that I recently went to Friends Fest in Cardiff. As far as I am aware this is the second summer that Friends Fest has been running in the UK? I remember seeing a ton of posts from people last year and was insanely jealous! However this year, smug old me nabbed tickets as soon as I could for myself and James. We absolutely love Friends so we were super excited to go and explore all of the sets and take a ton of photos (Me, more so than James).