Life Update

in , by Claire Joanne, October 16, 2019
I've been very quiet over here on my blog for quite a while now, and as you can probably tell from my last blog post it was because my younger sister passed away suddenly, without no warning at all.

So for today's blog post, I thought I would just give you a little update on what has been happening with my life just lately, and hopefully, usual blog posts will resume very soon!

Dear Sister.....1988 - 2019

in , by Claire Joanne, September 17, 2019
If there’s one thing you have taught me these past few weeks, it’s that everything can be snatched away in seconds without any warning at all!

I majorly regret not coming in to say goodbye before the coroners took you away, but since you arrived at the Chapel Of Rest I have been in to see you most days, I even managed to put some tinted moisturiser on you and then your other sister and cousin came in to do the rest of your makeup to make you look more like you.

Dear Anxiety.....

in , , by Claire Joanne, August 21, 2019
I have been wanting to do a post like this for quite a while now, but could never really put words to paper on what I wanted to say. It was only recently that I was sitting watching something online that I ended up just picking up a notebook and it all just came to me.

It's a kind of follow up from a blog post I did last year all about Social Anxiety and what it actually feels like to live with if you're interested then you can read that blog post HERE

So I thought I would share the little bit that I did come up with, and this is it...

Meet Lulu the Chihuahua

in , by Claire Joanne, August 17, 2019
If you already follow me over on Instagram, then you would all ready know that we have recently added a new member to the family, in the form of a little chihuahua called Lulu, as I couldn’t help but post a photo of her over on there. She has been with us for just over a week now, and it's actually quite hard to think of her not being here as she has fitted in so well to the family already, even if she's refusing to let the cats into the house at the moment!

New Niederegger Marzipan Flavours

in , , by Claire Joanne, July 19, 2019
If you remember back in November last year, I was kindly gifted the Christmas products of marzipan by the brand Niederegger which you can read here, and just recently I was kindly sent some of the new flavours to have a taste of to see what I thought of them.

I really wasn't expecting these at all until the parcel arrived at my front door, I was actually having a pretty rubbish week so this parcel of marzipan really was a nice surprise to cheer my mood up a bit, so a big thank you needs to be said for sending me these!

June Glossybox: Unboxing

in , , by Claire Joanne, June 21, 2019
This month's Glossybox features a selection of three makeup products, one skincare product and also one haircare product. This month's items are designed for any occasions that you may have coming up, whether that be weddings, parties or just your usual barbecue, there is something for everyone this month. I for one am really looking forward to trying out both the skincare and hair care product's this month, as I have really been slacking off when it comes to a good skincare routine just lately and trust me it's starting to show!

Taking A Step Back From Social Media

in , by Claire Joanne, June 10, 2019
I have been wanting to do this post for a while now, but couldn't figure out why I was wanting to take a break from social media, or even for how long exactly until now. It's mainly been my blog and Instagram that I have taken a little break from and hopefully, I will be able to get back into the swings of things by next week, but there's no set time limit for me to do that just yet.

May Glossybox: Unboxing

in , , by Claire Joanne, May 27, 2019
I am quite late with this Glossybox blog post this month, but even though it is coming to the end of the month and the new box will be being dispatched soon, I didn't want to miss out on this one as I haven't really seen many posts about it this month.

Having no proper internet at home at the moment has meant that I am unable to post as many blog post's as I would have liked to this month, hopefully, June will be a better month for me blog-wise.

A Rant To An Inanimate Object

in , by Claire Joanne, May 08, 2019
Hey there bed, you look so comfy and inviting when I am tired, but my god you proper annoy me when I am trying to tidy up! I always end up stubbing my little toe or my shin on the edge of you if I’m walking past and I forget that you are there, you leave me with bruises galore. It bloody hurts for that 1 minute that seems like 5 minutes, I know you don’t mean to hurt me because let’s face it I put you there and you can’t move out of the way....in fact, I am just really clumsy and walk into everything.

My Four Goals For May

in , , by Claire Joanne, May 02, 2019
letter board, quotes, may, goals, coffee

Visit Wales
Since I moved back to London, I have only been back to Newport once to visit and do a bit of shopping, but this month (the 4th to be precise) I am going back again for another visit and to finally meet my old next door neighbours little girl Pink and I can't wait to meet her and see the other girls aswell.

Battle Of The Three Primers

in , by Claire Joanne, April 23, 2019
figs & rouge, essence, loreal, primers, makeup, base product, skincare

Over the past few weeks, I have been testing out a couple of primers to see what works best for me and how my skin also reacted to them, as I have really sensitive skin so I always struggle to find the perfect products for me. I gave my skin a weeks test on each primer, two of the primers are what I received in previous Glossybox's and the other one is what I personally purchased myself.

April Glossybox: Unboxing

in , , by Claire Joanne, April 15, 2019
glossybox, subscription box, beauty box

This month Glossybox are celebrating the start of spring with their vibrant Fruity or Floral edition of the boxes this month. If you receive the fruity box, then you will get everything fruit inspired and if you receive the floral box then you will get everything flowery inspired. I received the fruity box as you can already see from the main photo in this blog post and to be honest with you, I was rather happy with this months box and what I received, so let's get into the post and show you what I got.

Monday Moments #12

in , , by Claire Joanne, April 08, 2019
Monday Moment #12

I haven't done one of this type of blog posts since back in December, and I think this is mainly because I haven't really had much to share in a Monday Moments blog post. I only do these once a month now, as I find if I do them more than that then my blog gets a bit repetitive and boring, wouldnt you agree?

Throwback Thursday: Childhood Memories

in , by Claire Joanne, April 04, 2019

Throwback Thursday's are usually the kind of posts you come across over on Instagram, with it being an image of an old photo from a long time ago. I was laying in bed the other night thinking of types of blog posts that I could look into doing, and I came up with doing a throwback Thursday style post but instead of using images I thought I would do it in a list style post on childhood memories.

Nail Of The Week Ft Barry M

in , by Claire Joanne, March 28, 2019
nail varnish, nail polish, pink lemonade, socialite, gelly hi shine, barry m
Oh hello there painted nails, it's certainly been a while, hasn't it?
It's also been a while since I have done any sort of nail related blog post since rebranding my blog and changing the name of it.

March Glossybox: Unboxing

in , , by Claire Joanne, March 23, 2019
March Glossybox Unboxing

This month's Glossybox is all about Empowerment, and it says "Now it's time to focus on yourself and recognize your own strength and beauty" which I think is a brilliant reminder to tell anyone who needs to focus on themselves a bit more.

Shopping Online With Magnitone and LayBuy

in , , by Claire Joanne, March 18, 2019
Magnitone First Step Cleansing Brush

Firstly I want to start off by saying the content of this blog post is entirely my own content, it has in no way been sponsored, gifted or paid for. I purchased the item in this post with my own money, I just wanted to share with you the LayBuy option as I thought it was a pretty good thing to spread the cost of an item if you needed to.

How I Grew My Pinterest Views

in , by Claire Joanne, March 11, 2019

I've always loved spending time having a little look through Pinterest, usually when I'm laying in the bed of a night time and just want to find some inspiration for my blog, or things to draw. It's only been the last few weeks that I've really put an effort into arranging and organizing my Pinterest and boy have I noticed a difference in my views on there!

A Recap Of February

in , by Claire Joanne, March 04, 2019
Let's take a quick look on back on the month of February and see what three things stood out the most for me, I like to keep these kind of posts short and not make them too long of a read for you.

Mothers Day Gifting With Prestige Flowers

in , , by Claire Joanne, February 24, 2019
prestige flowers, mothers day, flowers

For most of us the next upcoming day to celebrate is Mother's Day (31st March), whether your a mum yourself, or your buying for your own mum, you just can't go wrong with a gorgeous bunch of flowers can you? I know for a fact that my mum certainly likes to receive fresh flowers.
Sinivalia, Blended Valley, Aromatheraphy, Skincare

I was lucky enough just lately to collaborate on a blog post/social media posts with the brands Sinivalia and Blended Valley, and was kindly sent some pieces, Sinivalia being the skincare and Blended Valley being the aromatherapy oils. I was also sent some pieces that I could give away to you lucky lot in the style of 4 competitions, with each winner winning one piece each, keep reading to find out how to win these.

February Glossybox: Unboxing

in , , by Claire Joanne, February 11, 2019
glossybox, nails inc, luxie beauty, mugler, vitamasques, regenerate toothpaste

Another month and another one of my trusted Glossyboxes arrives to my door for me to enjoy, I tend  to really like getting these boxes each month, it's like a special treat of beauty bits that I wouldn't usually think of purchasing myself.
I've already been a paying subscriber to Glossybox for over a year now and recently posted a picture over on my Instagram of a year with Glossybox, so that you can see for yourself what a variety of products that you do actually get each month.

A Recap Of January

in , by Claire Joanne, February 04, 2019
canon, camera, ipad, pro, apple, pencil, photography

So finally January is over and is it just me or did January just seem to last forever, it just seemed to drag on for ages. I had planned for this blog post to be up on the 1st, but I just didn't have time to sit down and type it all up....even though it was already written up on my iPad.

Three Tips For Instagram

in , , by Claire Joanne, January 28, 2019
Instagram, tips, social media
I have always had a love/hate relationship when it comes to Instagram, I go through stages of posting everyday sometimes twice a day, and then other times down to posting just once a week. I then wonder why I keep losing followers instead of gaining any, it's basically because I just ain't putting the effort into it.

Organising & De-Cluttering: Clothing

in , by Claire Joanne, January 19, 2019

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.

January Glossybox: Unboxing

in , , by Claire Joanne, January 13, 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 otherwise....so here's to another year with Glossybox!

What's On My Bedside Table...

in , by Claire Joanne, January 11, 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.

Hello 2019 - Yearly Goals

in , by Claire Joanne, January 01, 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.....
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