30 December 2019

My 2019 Goodreads Challenge

At the start of 2019, I set myself a reading challenge over on the Goodreads website. My goal for this year was to read 20 books throughout 2019 as I really wanted to get back into reading of a night time before bed, instead of being on my iPhone the whole time. So let's see how I got on and what books I did manage to read...

Here is the list of books that I managed to read:
Shannon: Betrayed From Birth || Not That Kind Of Love || The Mummy Bloggers || My Sons Not Rainman || A Real Boy

I managed to read 14 out of the 20 books, which for me is actually pretty good considering how the past few months have been for me. As you can probably see from the books that I did read, I love books that are based on real-life events instead of made-up stories. I do love books written by Giovanna Fletcher though, as I love her style of writing.

I am gonna be setting myself another reading challenge for 2020 and hopefully, I will be able to complete it, as I now have myself the Kindle app on my iPhone and have subscribed to Kindle Unlimited for £7.99 per month.

The first book I will be reading in 2020 is called: Through A Mothers Tears

Do any of you use Goodreads?
Or have a reading challenge of your own?


27 December 2019

Soap & Glory Advent Calender

Every year you can always guarantee that as soon as the Soap & Glory advent calendar goes on sale in Boots, and down to half price I am always straight there to purchase it and this year was no different!
I can't justify spending £60 on it for myself when I could be buying presents for other people, so I always treat myself to it when it goes down to £30.

Soap & Glory always come up good with there advent calenders and definitely give you your moneys worth in products and more, they have some travel size products aswell as quite a few full-sized products aswell and me personally I love a mixture of both in a beauty advent calendar as you get to try out products that you probably wouldn’t have thought to try out before.

Clean On Me Shower Gel || Heels Genius Foot Cream || Bath Bomb || Sexy Mother Pucker: Bare Enough || Tweezers || Best Washes Naughty But Spice Body Wash || Vitamin C Facial Wash || Eyes Cream Liquid Eyeshadow || Hand Food Sugar Crush Scent || Bright & beautiful Radiance Boosting Mask || Sugar Crush Body Buttercream || Bath Bomb || The Righteous Butter || The Rushower Scent-Sational Dry Shampoo || Clean On Me Shower Gel || Sugar Crush Body Wash || Soap Rose Petals || Original Pink Hand Food || Sexy Mother Pucker: Plumsup || Butter Be good Hydrating Body Butter || Soap Rose Petals || Puffy Eye Attack Hydrogel Patches || The Scrub Of Your Life || Speed Plump Miracle Moisture Mask

I have included links to all the products I could find that are in this year's Soap & Glory advent calendar, there is a few that I think maybe exclusive just for Christmas so ain't featured on their website. I can confirm though that the "Naughty But Spice" range smells amazing! and I would definitely purchase it over and over if it was an all year round product.

Did you purchase a beauty advent calendar this year?
If you did which one was your favourite?


4 December 2019

Avant Skincare

Avant Skincare

When it comes to skincare and taking care of our skin especially in the colder weather, I'm pretty sure we can all say its something we could be better at right?!

Over the past two weeks or so I recently rediscovered Avant skincare after finding some bits in my skincare drawer that I forgot that I had, and because I am trying to declutter my beauty/skincare drawers a little bit, I decided to give these products a go.

During the day I have been using the Pro-Perfecting Collagen Primer Touche Eclat, this can be worn on its own or under foundation to create a smooth canvas. I personally have just been wearing this on its own as my skin has been pretty clear just lately which makes a change, if my skin does have a bad day anytime soon then I will just apply a small amount of BB Cream over the top just to take any redness away.

Once the day is over and it’s time to wash the day away, I will do the normal skincare routine that I have got myself into and get myself all ready for bed including those cosy pyjamas. Before I get myself all comfy though I will apply the following product, I usually wake up in the morning with really dry and itchy skin, so after I’ve cleansed my face I tend to apply the Hyaluronic Acid Vivifying Face & Eye Night Cream. I love how soft this leaves my skin feeling and has a really nice sweet almond scent to it since I’ve been using this night cream I’ve found it keeps my skin feeling moisturised throughout the night as well which is a bonus, as dry skin of a morning is an absolute nightmare!

Have you tried any of these products?
If so, what were your thoughts on them?


1 December 2019

December Goals

1 - Memory Tattoo
I've finally decided on the tattoo that I am going to be getting done in memory of my sister, I am already booked in with the tattoo place with a date and time and one of my sisters closest friends is coming to have hers done at the same time as me which I am looking forward to. I myself now class her as a close friend of mine as well as she has been there for me right since the morning of my sister passing away suddenly.

2 - Make That Phonecall!
Suffering from really bad social anxiety means the idea of me making a phone call is my idea of complete hell! But I made a promise to my sister in the chapel of rest and in my part of the speech at her funeral that I would try my hardest to get that call done by the end of the year, and I'm really hopeful that I can do it as well and make her proud of me!

3 - Declutter
With the end of 2019 nearing closer than ever, it's now time for me to start slowing decluttering everything ready for a fresh year, this means decluttering all my beauty drawers and any other random place where I just seem to store random bits and pieces. The year 2020 is gonna be the year where I really do start cutting back on everything, and only purchasing stuff if it's really necessary and I know I will get usage out of it. This will also include using up all the beauty stuff I own or possibly even donating anything that I either haven't opened or just hasn't been used at all. This will also include a digital declutter...starting with all these junk emails!

4 - Be More Active Online
The last few months have been really tough for me and I've really struggled both physically and mentally, therefore I have taken a step back from social media and my blog for a little while. I am hoping to get back into being more active online throughout December though and get my blog and Instagram back to how I like it, and really start enjoying it more instead of feeling an immense amount of pressure to post what seems to be popular at the time!

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