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July 2017

15 Therapeutic Things you can do For Free When you Feel Overwhelmed

Posted in Wellbeing
on July 30, 2017

Therapeutic things you can do for free when you feel overwhelmedSometimes I find it hard to switch off and give myself the head space that I need to process something.

I’ve noticed, especially at work, a lot of people seem to have the same issue. They’re trying to deal with one thing but their phone is ringing, and they’re getting urgent emails, and they just can’t.

There are lots of arguments against multi-tasking, but in a lot of work environments especially, it seems to be the expectation. However, it might be more effective if we could focus our attention on one thing at a time.

As an anxious person, I find it really hard to switch off sometimes, but I know there are certain things I can do that will almost always give me a chance to find perspective on something and allow myself to move on from it.

I wanted to share a few of these little self-care therapeutic things today, and hope that you’ll find them useful, too.

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6 Thoughtful things to show your partner you care

Posted in Lifestyle, Wellbeing
on July 16, 2017
6 Thoughtful Things You Can Do For Your Partner

A quick story…

Ridiculously, but not surprisingly to those who know me well enough, this post was inspired by hangover pizza.

This morning I woke up feeling horrendous from an ill-advised night of drinking double vodkas. Tbf, I point blank refused the Jagerbomb I was bought, because even drunk me knew that was the worst idea.

Anyway, rewind some six hours earlier and I’m sitting outside a takeaway, waiting for B to get pizza and chips so we can go home and I can just be horizontal until everything stops spinning.

At this point, I’m far too pissed to stomach melted cheese and garlic crust dip, so I don’t do what I normally do which is eat half of it in the taxi queue.

I don’t know what’s happened to my strict rule on always cleansing before bed regardless of intoxication, but I feebly attempted to remove my makeup with a face wipe which I later found under my pillow.

The last thing I recall is trying to stay awake long enough to say goodnight and have a little snuggle, but I don’t manage. I don’t even remain conscious long enough to hear him come upstairs and get into bed. Continue reading

Makeup to spend and save on: designer vs drugstore

Posted in Lifestyle
on July 5, 2017

Designer vs. Drugstore Makeup: Which Products to Spend and Save Money on

Makeup is kind of my thing. If I could afford to, I’d buy and more and more. IF being the operative word, there. As it is, I can’t afford it.

Despite my budget consciousness, I have improved and refined my collection over the last year or so. When I first started wearing makeup it was whatever was cheapest in Boots.

I didn’t do any research on it, I didn’t test it, I didn’t ask my friends. It was just like oh concealer, I needs that, and only 99p, perfect.

And I would use it until it ran out and then buy the exact same thing again. Which is all fine if it actually works and you know how to use it properly.

 

I have since realised that, if I want my makeup to look nice, I can’t just use any old thing. I have to actually try and test and research and find out what works on my face.

Despite my years of effort, I do not have perfect skin. It’s dry, yet oily, or it starts off dry but looks like I’ve had a mishap with FryLite by the end of the day. And all the breakouts.

All of this means that I can’t get away with just buying a foundation off the shelf and hoping for the best. Sometimes I have to find specialist products and brands which usually means mo’ money.

 

I can’t afford to buy everything high end, nor would I want to. But I have found that some things, for me, are worth spending the extra money on, and some things are absolutely not.

You might want to brew up, because I’ve compiled a little guide here on what I think is worth investing in, and what I think I can get away with scrimping on, and it is long! Let’s do expensive first:


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