Friday, 21 July 2017

Disney World Bucket List

In a few months, I will be stood back on Florida's hot ground and ready for my holiday. It honestly cannot come fast enough - I am in dire need of a holiday!!

I've been having a good look at all the Disney parks to see what rides and activities I really want to try and do while we're there. So here is a little bucket list of the things I'm hoping to try out while getting my tan on!

  1. Have a dole whip
  2. Try a big Mickey Mouse rice crispy treat
  3. Ride Big Thunder Mountain
  4. Meet Mulan
  5. Meet Rapunzel
  6. Meet Merida
  7. Ride Spaceship Earth
  8. Explore Pandora
  9. Brave Summit Plummet!
  10. Meet Mickey & Minnie
  11. See the 'Kiss Goodnight' at Magic Kingdom
  12. Watch Fantasmic
  13. Go on the Carousel of Progress
  14. Go in all the new shops at Disney Springs
  15. Trade with a Jawa
  16. Meet Star-Lord & Baby Groot
  17. Play mini golf
  18. Watch the new 'Happily Ever After' show
  19. Watch the 'Rivers of Light' show
  20. Try out Sprinkles at Disney Springs

I am so excited for this trip!! Is there anything I've missed from the list that you think I might want to do? Pleas let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Twinkle Toes!

I dragged my friend Abbi into Lush the other day for one particular item. This Twinkle Toes dusting powder. It retails at £6.95 for 45g. The product is aimed to be used for your feet, but after doing a little digging about online, there is one other use that intrigued me.

As well as using to dust in your shoes to help with any odors and to stop your feet getting so sticky on a hot day - it's also perfect for us bigger girls who get 'chub rub'.

I have chunky ole thighs, and in the hot weather, it hurts a fair bit when wearing dresses or skirts! I read about this use on Buzzfeed and that's what caught my interest. I purchased this just as the sweltering heat started here in the UK, and it was just in time. You simply shake a bit of the product where you want to stop any rubbing, and then just smooth it across the area.

It has a really pretty shimmer to it and smells amazing. Like perfumed baby powder!

I've used this a lot when wearing dresses the past few weeks, and it's lasted 3-4 hours before it started to wear off. Which to me is perfect.

I have also used this in my flats like it's designed for - and that has worked just as well too. Plus it leaves your skin feeling super soft.

Have you tried this out before, and what do you think of the 'cub rub' method? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Monday, 17 July 2017

I Didn't Drink Anything Fizzy For 31 Days & I Didn't Die!

Yes you read the title right.

I, a self-confessed fizzy drink addict, banned myself from drinking my fave liquids for a whole month.

And I don't mean I weaned myself off with a little bit here and there. I went full cold turkey with it.

I'm sure to some of you this isn't a major thing or achievement, but for me this is. Let me take you back a few years...

*insert dream sequence music here*

Back in 2008, when I was about 15/16 years old, I'd have coke literally all day. I'd have water for the night, but coke was my thing. I was on about 5 cans a day - sometimes more if I was out at a friend's party - and it only got worse.

By the time I was 18, I was on 8 cans a day, plus Red Bull (or the supermarket's own version!) and now alcohol as well. Surprisingly my teeth never suffered from all of this, other than a bit of discolouring here and there.

Jump forward to the end of 2013, and I had began to stop drinking as much. The caffeine was really fucking up my sleeping and giving me awful migraines. So in a bid to be good, I cut myself down to 2-3 cans a day and no more. That was a struggle for me. But I persevered and I'm at the stage where I can now have one or two cans of either coke or energy drinks a day and not feel too bad.

I know having so much sugar is bad for you and water is the better alternative, but I'm lazy and cans are so convenient to just shove in the fridge and then take out when they're nice and cool.

I'd also taken up having sparkling rosé wines again, so it was getting to be a little problem again. Not only was I now craving sugar all over again, I'd put on a little weight where the drinks were holding onto all the fatty foods I was also having.

So in May I just cut it out and stopped it all for the whole month. 31 days of no fizzy drinks at all.

I allowed myself to have sparkling water drinks - it was the fizz I needed, without the shitty side affects to it. I done 25 days straight before having a sip of some coke for a food blog post I was sponsored for, but then carried on for another 6 days afterwards with just water and some sparkling juice drinks.

I really struggled for the first 12-15 days, but it eventually got a lot easier and I barely missed coke or anything.

In that time period of 31 days, this is what happened:

  • I lost half a stone in weight
  • I managed to sleep a lot better
  • Had less migraines
  • Found a dozen new drinks I now love
  • I was a lot less lethargic
I had a bit of a slip in the middle of June where I was back to wine and coke for about a week - but I've been pretty good since then and have been sticking to water and milkshakes! I've struggled a little this week again, as I was out at a few bars and pubs a couple of weekends ago and slipped a bit last week - but I'm now getting back on track!

It's too hot for anything other than water - or a cheeky coke here and there - but I'm going to try and keep at this until my holiday at the end of summer!

Are you a fizz addict yourself, or are you good with your fizz intake? Let me know! And would you be able to do a month of no fizzy ban? I really tried... Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Friday, 14 July 2017

Jasmine | Disney Inspired Lookbook

I've decided to do a set of Disney Inspired Lookbooks - all inspired by the Princesses - in the run up to my Florida holiday this year! I don't think I'll be able to squeeze them all in before I actually go, but I'll do my best! Last time I created a new Belle look from Beauty and the Beast, and now it's time for this week's new Princess!

I am obsessed with the shoes and choker from this look!! What part of the look is your favourite, and who is your fave Disney Princess? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

July Playlist

I've been listening to a lot of music over the past month month, so thought I would create this little list off all the songs I am loving right now! Click any of the titles to get taken to a YouTube video, so you can check them out for yourself :)

Had another month of being obsessed with We The Kings, and most certainly had to include Power by Little Mix - what an anthem!! Like any of the songs above? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Monday, 10 July 2017

Sleek Lips!

Back in February when I went to BlueWater with Nicola, we spent a long time browsing around Boots at the beauty bits, and I ended up picking these two goodies up. I then put them in a storage box to review and totally forgot about them!

So alas, five months later the review is finally here!

The lip liner is in a shade called Raisin, and is currently £4.99. The lipstick is called Smother, and is also in Boots for £4.99. I'm not a big lipstick lover, which I've mentioned a dozen times on this little blog. But something about a dark purple lipstick makes me super happy.

I can't get away with red or pink lips, unless it's a lip stain - no idea why! But if I want a lipstick to wear, then I've got a load of dark purples and a black to choose from. This one is just dark enough to work for me, and with the lip liner in a similar shade, they compliment each other really well.

Good God, I love this colour.

What goodies from Sleek do you like and what do you think of the above shades? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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