Being organised and tidy is something I have always been a big fan of, it's the OCD part of me, but the last year or so though I have found myself not wanting to get rid of anything in my bedroom just incase I may need it in the next few months or so.

2019 is the year for me to change all that though and really start getting rid of everything that I no longer need, whether this be clothing, beauty or even random bits that have been sat in drawers and on shelves for months on end that I just haven't got around to using yet.

Over the next few months I am going to start decluttering the bedroom bit by bit. By doing this I am able to tackle each part one step at a time so that it's not too overwhelming, and hopefully by the end of it I will have a clean and minimalist looking bedroom, but for this to happen I am going to need to be really harsh with myself.

I have broken down the tasks into five simple steps which are:

First up CLOTHING: I have so many clothes and half of them I don;t even wear anymore but for some random reason I still keep them "just incase". This was the first area I managed to do, and 4 big bagfuls later I have literally bagged up ready to give to my niece. I have only kept a few pieces of clothing that I know I will actually wear, and my next aim is to get it down to the basic 7 sets of outfit for everyday of the week.

This is the only clothes I now own, the bottom section of this is just a few pairs of black or dark grey leggings, as I live in leggings haha, they are the only type of bottoms I wear as I like to feel comfortable at all times. I forgot to get pictures of what it looked like before as it was only after I sorted the clothing section out, that I had the idea to make this into a five part series of blog posts. The next section I will be sorting through is all my beauty drawers, I have five drawers filled to the top with beauty and skincare products, so hopefully I will be able to get that down to just 2 or 3 drawers.

Organising & De-Cluttering: Clothing

Saturday, 19 January 2019

glossybox, hask, batiste,maybelline, -417, avant skincare
The start of a brand new year also means the first Glossybox of 2019, I originally wasn't going to subscribe again to this beauty box and was going to try a different brand, but in the end I decided to stick with it as I knew I would regret it here's to another year with Glossybox!

So let's see what Glossybox had in store for us in the month of January by taking a look inside this month's Glossybox which is the "Beauty Resolutions Edition" - Me personally was rather happy with the contents of the box this month.

Avant Skincare - Deluxe Hyaluronic Acid Vivifying Face & Eye Night Cream
This was the main product in this month's box and is a full sized product apparently, it is priced at £98 over on there website which well and truly pays for this box itself and a hell of a lot more. I used this for the first time the other night instead of my normal night cream, I loved the scent of it and it also made my skin feel so nice! Would I pay £98 for it though? Probably not no, I myself just couldn't justify paying that much for something (I'm tight when it comes to money haha).

-417 - Facial Micro Luffa Foaming Gel
I have to be really careful when trying out different facial skincare products, just because of how sensitive my skin can be at times. I used this for the first time last night though and so far it hasn't affected me badly which is a good thing, it also leaves your face feeling thoroughly cleansed aswell.


Maybelline - Dream Blender Foundation Sponge
I haven't opened this to see if it's any good as I really don't need anymore makeup brushes or sponges at the moment, so I have left this sealed as I am going to pass this onto my sister because she only mentioned the other day that she was in need of a new one. I quite often pass stuff on to my sister from my Glossyboxes if I don't think I will get any use out of it, so she does pretty well each month from these haha.

Hask - Repairing Deep Conditioning Treatment
I've never really been one for hair mask's even though I should really make an effort to do them at least once a month to keep my hair in good condition. I think that should be one of my goals for this year, plus I do like the sound of this one and I don't think I have ever used one by this brand before, or at least I don't think I have anyway.

Batiste - Rethink Dry Shampoo
I can not even begin to explain how happy I was the morning I received my Glossybox, I really wasn't feeling washing my hair that day but had run out of my normal dry shampoo. So seeing this in the box this month was a lifesaver for me that day, you just can't go wrong with a bit of dry shampoo can you?!

Do you subscribe to any beauty boxes?
If so which one and what do you think about it?

January Glossybox: Unboxing

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Simple, Epiduo, Neutrogena

If like me your a bit nosy and like to see what kind of stuff that is kept on our bedside tables, then this blog post is definitely one for you to read because I am going to be showing you exactly what is kept on my bedside table and including a picture of my gorgeous bedside tables aswell.

The past few months all that was usually on my bedside tables was literally a lamp on each side and also my tablet pot so that I would remember to take them every night before bed. Then a few months before Christmas I found a gorgeous mirrored tray with a gold edging over on eBay and I just couldn't resist purchasing it, this now sits perfectly on my bedside table keeping all my essentials in one place. On my mirrored tray I keep a few essential items that I tend to use every night or every two nights all depending on how my skin is looking and whether it's behaving itself or not (most days its not!)

The bedside tables that I have are ones that I found in B&M, they have a white marble top with three light wooden legs that slant out to the side. I'm pretty sure these tables were just £19.99 each which I personally think is a complete bargain compared to other ones that look exactly the same but cost hundreds of pounds!

b&m, table, bedside table, bedside
do ignore the random extension lead haha

First up is my Epiduo cream which was prescribed to me by my doctor for my skin, as I suffered really bad with acne for years before deciding to get something from the doctors to help with it. I only use this maybe 2-3 times a week though as it really dries out your skin and makes it feel really tight.

Next I have both my day moisturiser aswell as my night moisturiser, both are by the brand Simple and again these were also recommended to my by my doctor. I never used to be one for night creams but i find I need to now as I  find my skin gets really dry throughout the night, and this Simple night cream helps to keep my skin thoroughly moisturised throughout the night.

I then have my Neutrogena Cartridge Applicator that attaches to my Light Therapy Acne Mask that I use twice a week on the days that I don't use my Epiduo cream. This cartridge only has 30 treatments sessions before you need to purchase a new one, I only buy about 3 a year as I don't use it all the time when my skin is behaving itself.

Lastly I have a personalised tealight holder that I received off a lovely friend for Christmas, I know it's meant for a candle but I decided to just keep my earrings, rings and the tiny charging adapter for my Apple Pencil in there so I know where they are at all times. I also have a random hair clip just incase i need to clip my hair up for any reason in the morning.

What's On My Bedside Table...

Friday, 11 January 2019

2019, goals

So last night we all ended 2018 and celebrated the new year welcoming in 2019,
with a new year starting there always comes some yearly goals that we all would like to achieve.

So instead of looking back and reflecting on 2018 and what was good or bad about it, I am gonna look straight to the future and share with you the four goals I am setting myself for this year.....

Make First Sale On Etsy
I finally got the confidence at the end of 2018 to show people my digital drawings that I have been working on over the past couple of months, and also managed to make my first three sales offline just before Christmas. So my next goal is to make my first sale over on my Etsy store which I am still yet to get. If your interested in a digital portrait then go check out my Etsy store where they are priced at just £5.00 plus postage, it would really help me out a lot!

Less Spending, More Saving
This is something I really need to start doing this year, I am always seeing lovely things in shops and online that I "think I need" when in actual fact I don't! I want to be able to pay off both my credit card aswell as my paypal credit account by the end of 2019, I also have five drawers of beauty/skincare products that I am determined to use up before before purchasing anymore.

More Digital, Less Physical
I am slowly converting my stash of notebooks into digital format as I have eay too many unused notebooks that are just stashed away in drawers not being used. I have to 12.9 inch iPad Pro aswell as the Apple Pencil, which makes it so much easier now to be able to write using the iPad now and if I do make a mistake I can just erase it instead of ripping the page out and chucking it in the bin. I am using the app Goodnotes for my digital bullet journals now, and using the app Keynote to design my bullet journal layouts.

Grow My Blog
My aim for this year is to really take my blog to the next level, whether this be in the way of more regular blog posts and content and also to hopefully get some more experience in working with brands aswell. I've worked with a few brands in the past which I am thankful for, as this gave me ti confidence to know that I am capable of producing the content they ask for. I also have a brand new blog layout coming very soon, It's all been purchased but I am just waiting on a reply from the Etsy shop that I purchased it from as the theme doesn't seem to upload to my blog for some reason....something to do with the coding of it.

Hello 2019 - Yearly Goals

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

December Glossybox

I’m a bit late this month with my December Glossybox unboxing, it’s been a busy month and I just have had no time to sit down and write this out until now. 

I have officially done one whole year with Glossybox, which means there has also been 12 unboxing blog posts aswell. Some boxes have been really good, whereas some have just been okay boxes. I am undecided at the moment whether to do another year with Glossybox or move over and try a different monthly subscription box? What do you think?

BellaPierre Cosmetics - Shimmer Roll
I'm not usually a big fan of shimmer roll's but I love the colour of this one, at first look I thought it was going to be really "in your face" shimmer but it's actually not. It's a gorgeous golden colour that is really subtle when it goes on, I guess you could build it up if you wanted to to get more of the gold shine until your happy with it.

Imperial Leather - Unicorn Shower Gel
Back in April's Glossybox I actually received the unicorn foamburst by the brand Imperial Leather and it lasted for ages! So I was impressed to see another Imperial Leather product in this month's box, and this shower gel is already made its place in my shower and been used multiple times already.

Beauty BLVD - Divine Hydra-Gel Lip Mask
I have never heard of this brand before or even tried any sort of lip mask in fact, upon opening the packet to see what they looked like, they kind of feel a bit like jelly but in the shape of lips haha. I will definitely be giving this a try though to see what difference it makes to my lips, and if I like them enough I may purchase them again.

Doucee - Matt Lip Crayon Winterberry
I love these kind of lip crayons so I am always happy when I see one of these in the boxes, I love that you can use these to get the full colour on your lips, or to dab it on lightly just to get a slight tint on your lips. I am gonna make it my mission to try out these in a few different colours in 2019 and build up my collection of them.

Niko Pro - Liquid Jelly Blush
This is the one product in this month's box that I just ain't really keen on at all, I just don't like the texture of it at all, so I may pass this on to either one of my sisters or my oldest niece Megan. The colour of it is lovely just not the texture for me which is a shame really.

MayBeauty - The Incredible Pore Strip (extra treat)
This was an extra treat in this month's Glossybox, I love using these pore strips when I think I need them. My skin is being a nightmare at the moment so as soon as it clears itself up then I will definitely be testing these pore strips out, to see of they are better than the ones that I already currently use.

December Glossybox: Unboxing

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Monday Moments #12

Hiya I hope everyone is having a lovely December so far, and is looking forward to the rest of the Christmas period. Things have been a bit quite over on my blog just lately, due to my sisters dog going missing and everyone is out searching both day and night so there hasn’t been much time to sit down a write a blog post out.

Here is this months “Monday Moments” blog post though, and hopefully I can get back into the swing of writing more blog posts very soon.

One || I have so many movies on my Netflix watch list, but the film I have been loving just lately is called “Forever My Girl” - I’ve lost count of the amount of times that I have watched it now haha. It’s about a country singer who leave’s he’s childhood sweetheart at the alter and goes off to tour the world, 8 years later he I won’t say what happens but let me tell you it has such a lovely ending.

Two || I have near enough finished all my Christmas shopping now, there is just a few little bits left to get I actually can’t believe how organised I am this year! I haven’t actually asked for much this year as me personally think Christmas is all about the younger kids now, my nieces and nephews for example.

Three || I have just recently started designing my own digital bullet journal for next year, it’s coming together nicely so far but I still have quite a bit to add to it before it is finished completely. This is to start off what is going to be one of my new years resolutions, which is to use less paper and more digital as I have so many unused notebooks that it’s just wasting paper and money buying them.

Four || To start off my blog next year I have decided that it needs a whole brand new look, so this is something I am currently looking into aswell as coming up with ideas for blog posts that I can write up and schedule all ready for January. I really hope I can take my blog to the next level next year as there is so much I want to do with it but I've no idea how to go about it watch this space

Five || Finally at the start of this post you would have read that my sister’s dog was currently missing, he escaped out the front door on the 7th December and was missing until the 14th December - we really thought it was going to be bad news what with him being out in this horrible cold weather…..but we had a phone call to say a lovely couple saw him and had been following him for the past 2 hours until we managed to get up there. There ended up quite a few of us forming a circle and slowly closing the circle in on him….until he ran towards my mum and she told him to “lay down maxy” and he actually listened and lay down at her feet. Max is now safely back home with he’s family which I think everyone is so happy about.

Monday Moments #12

Monday, 17 December 2018