Saturday, 6 July 2019

Where Have I Been?



It feels like so long since I sat down and wrote a blog post probably because it has been SO long. The last time I posted was in February and before that I hadn't really posted much in the last year.

Most of you probably won't have even noticed I have been gone but as I have done for the last 6 years I thought I would document whats been going on.


Graduation


I finally am free from university completely as I graduated with a Masters in Digital Marketing! I know crazy. It was a crazy feeling letting the uni life go and starting life in the big world and getting a full time job! Its such a massive adjustment I mean I don't have 4 months off for summer this year?! Crazy right!




Work

In December last year I managed to secure myself a digital marketing job and I was so pleased with myself. Roll on 3 months later and I couldn't have hated the job anymore I was working alone in a office and had barley anything To do. The job soon went part time an then come March they couldn't afford to keep me anymore. It was hard going back to having no job real hard.
Luckily enough in April I managed to find myself another Marketing job which I feel so much more "me" in. Im so happy I have found somewhere I feel much more comfortable and settled after a chaotic few months.


Baking



Whilst I didn't have a job I really felt quite down and unproductive, I had no real purpose at all. I decided I would pursue something I have loved for so long... Baking.  I set up my Instagram account and away I went making personalised chocolate slabs, brownies and cakes. It gave me a reason to get up every morning again. Even though I have since got another full time job I have kept my baking business on the side as it is something that I love doing! I have had lots of orders too so its a great little extra income on the side too.


Relationships

Whilst also dealing with my job situation me and my then boyfriend spilt up. I won't lie it hit me like a ton of bricks. I didn't see it coming and I was heart broken. It has taken me A LOT of time to come to terms with things as I struggled for quite a lot of time. I have been spending lots of time with family and trying to feel happy in my own company once again.



Overall this past year has been a bumpy one but I guess we have to go through these things to come out stronger right?!

P.S If it wasn't for my twin sister I would be a right mess so if your reading this thanks for putting up with me and always been my best friend!

I will be posting regularly again from now on now that life feels a little more steady again!

Olivia
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Monday, 18 February 2019

Quick, Easy and Tasty tea with Judge Kitchenware

singapore noodles

cooking noodles

judge frying pans


I have been working with Judge Kitchenware for some time, I have tried numerous products of theirs and I have never been disappointed.  I recently received their non stick frying pan and I was very impressed.  The pan is large in size and also very deep so its perfect for doing any batch cooking or for families. Nothing stuck to the pan which I no should be standard with a non stick pan but a lot of the time its not. It comes with a 10 year non stick guarantee which I think is such a good idea too! 
The pans have a soft grip handle too which is great. 

They have a range of different pan including crepe, woks, saucepans and frying pans. As well as many other different kitchen appliances. There range is quite affordable and amazing quality.

My favourite thing to make is a stir fry, I used Singapore noodles, chicken, bacon and some spinach its the most simplest thing in the world to make but always so quick to make when you don't have much time and it bound to be yummy. 

Olivia
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Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Valentine gift ideas for beauty lovers


valentines day

So Valentines day is just round the corner wether your spending it with your loved one or just need an excuse to buy yourself a gift, I have put together some of my favourite beauty products that may help give you some ideas!


First up is for any fake tan lover The St Tropez Self Tan Purity body moouse and face mist- Now I never normally wear fan tan but this stuff I cant get enough of. It gives such a natural finish as if you've been on holiday for a few days! It doesn't stain bedding or pyjamas and smells of summer. Anyone who likes fake tan but doesn't want anything too heavy and normally hates the smell will love love this! This would be such a good gift.



Neal and wolf Ritual giftset- Now this gift would be perfect for anyone who loves anything hair care! It comes in a washbag that is amazing quality and really durable. Inside you get the daily cleansing shampoo and conditioner, this particular set is created to leave hair looking healthy, it is infused with milk proteins to deliver a gorgeous shine. They have other sets including alpha collection, harmony and nurture, designed for different hair needs. I personally would love to recieve this as a gift!



Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks- What can I say? You really cant go wrong with a CT lipstick can you?! There shade ranges are amazing and the packaging is absolutely stunning. These three shades are my personal favorites Pillow Talk, Very Victoria and Penelope Pink! I dont know any beauty lover in my life who wouldn't love to receive one of these, they also do great Christmas gift sets with mini lipsticks in too!


Rubis tweezers- Now these are perfect for the beauty lover who has everything and would make a great little stocking filler! This particular pair have the cute rose gold design but they also come in lots of other colours too. They are honestly the bets tweezers I have ever used they are so sharp and precise and make taming the brows a lot easier job.


The candle club candles- Who doesn't love a good candle? I recently discovered the Candle Club in the New Me Clinic in Liverpool and then found them on instagram ( Links HERE) They sell individual candles, gift sets, diffusers and car fragrances! There packaging is amazing and the scents are unbelievable they do perfume scents such as black opium and creed! You can order from their Instagram they would make great gifts all year round!





Olivia
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Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Is Pixi Glow Tonic worth the hype?




pixi glow tonic



Pixi Glow Tonic is recommended by so many people and claims to do wonders for the skin. Described as a light and nourishing toner that balances the complexion, containing glycolic acid to get rid of impurities and dead skin. It also contains  Ginseng to improve circulation and Aloe Vera to replenish moisture. 

I was so so lucky to be sent my own extra large personalised bottle, I had seen a few people with this last year and was so jealous! I was so shocked to receive one myself this year as I had actually never tried it before!

I have been using it every night for a month now along with my usual skincare routine and I've really enjoyed it. Its feel lovely and light on the skin but also makes my skin feel so fresh and awake. I feel a tiny little sting when I first put it on but to be honest I quite like it as it makes me feel like its actually working!
Its not the cheapest product on the market at £18 for 250ml they're are definitely cheaper dupes around but none I have tried work as well as this. 

I did also receive minis of the new retinol and rose tonic, I have used the retinol tonic a few times now and have been quite impressed so I'm excited to try the rose tonic too! 

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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

St Tropez purity bronzing water


st tropez purity bronzing water


Now fake tanning isn't something I do all the time nor is it something I've tried a lot either. I only ever really do for occasions like graduation or birthdays as I'm so so pale and don't really like the normal orange tone to fake tan.
I had heard so many people mainly Lydia Emillen talking about the St Tropez purity duo and thought they sounded amazing. I have tried St Morez and Rimmel in the past and thought both were okay and gave me an all round okay colour but I wanted something I could use more often but was a little more subtle.

The St Tropez tanning mousse has been perfect for my pale skin! I tend to use it when I come out the shower and just use a mit to apply the mouse evenly all over. I have to admit, it did take some getting used to as the mousse is clear it has a little shimmer to it so you can see were you have put it a little bit. It develops within 4-8  and doesn't leave any stains or marks on your pyjamas and sheets which is a bonus! It isn't at all streaky either!
Once developed it gives the loveliest most natural glow as if you have been away in the sun for week. Its definitely not a dark tan so if thats what your looking for then this won't be for you. 

It last around 3-4 days so great for any special events that you have coming up! The only thing I don't like was the tropical smell, it still smells slightly like fake tan and not very tropical!

I have recently bought the face mist to match but I have only used it once so far but I'm looking forward to trying that out after being so impressed with the bronzing water!

Olivia
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