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Friday, 9 February 2018

Glasses Review -

Hey Guys!

If you're anything like me, then I hate reaching for my glasses even though I have to rely on them for everyday use. I will always prefer to choose my contact lenses over glasses any day and I will be in them until the last possible minute until I have to take them off for bed. For the last couple of years I have noticed my eyesight becoming gradually worse and I know how important it is to take care of my sight. I want to rest my eyes as much as possible from contacts, so I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of glasses.

There are so many options these days to finding my favourite pair, as not only can you go to the opticians on the high street, there are plenty of online shops too which have amazingly affordable styles. I always find it difficult to find a style that I think suits me but I was lucky enough to be given another opportunity to choose a pair of glasses to review from Check out my previous review here. They have so many amazing up to date styles that are bang on trend. For once I am so excited to choose glasses with my latest prescription. Their glasses frames are perfect and I chose the Jefferson Classic Wayframe in Tortoise Shell. I am currently obsessed with Tortoise Shell so I instantly fell in love with these. are an American owned company and I found the whole process of ordering and delivery to be one of ease since they were shipped from overseas. I was like a kid at Christmas when I received my parcel and loved the case they arrived in. Once I opened and tried on the frame, my first impressions were positive. I loved how they were exactly how I had seen online and how chic they looked. This site is perfect if you are looking for an affordable way to upgrade your eyeglasses online. I was slightly skeptical of the frames at first, as when ordering online you are never 100% sure how they will look in person. My current prescription is quite high and therefore I was worried how the thickness of the lenses would be in the frame as I always require the ultra thin lenses. I am so impressed with them and they are still light and comfortable to wear. The pair I picked are currently priced at $29.95 and this is approximately £22.17. I just cannot get over the price tag compared to what I would have to pay for a similar pair on the high street. I have only had positive experiences with online glasses so will definitely continue to use this method of shopping for them online. Most of my shopping habits seem to be going that way haha. I still visit my optician as scheduled to check my eyesight and the overall health of my eyes, but am so happy to have found an online site that can meet my current needs for correcting my site and for my taste of frames. They also stock some gorgeous prescription sunglasses which I am excited to try.

They have kindly given me the following code GSHOT50 for all my readers to use and receive 50% off on all eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses (sale frames excluded). 

Disclaimer - Even though this product was sent to me free of charge for reviewing on my blog all opinions remain my own and are honest and true for my readers.    
Thursday, 11 January 2018

L'Oreal Smooth Sugar Glow Scrub Review

Hey Guys!

Any way to make my skin glow and feel rejuvenated is a big plus in my books and this new sugar scrub from L'Oreal ticks all the boxes. I picked up the Smooth Sugar Glow Scrub and there are three to choose from within the range of the new sugar scrubs. The remaining two are the Nourish Scrub and Clear Scrub.

I wanted to try the Glow Scrub to give my skin a little pick me up in these dull winter months. This scrub gently exfoliates my skin whilst toning and cleansing. It contains three fine natural sugars and this is gently rubbed into the face until the sugars melt. The glow scrub also contains Grapeseed oil along with the fine sugars and this gives me radiant and glowing skin. L'Oreal have used these three sugars from natural ingredients taking brown, blond and white sugars. The brightening ingredients that leave your face glowing are the grapeseed oil along with Monoi Oil and Acai powder. Monoi Oil is a natural moisturiser and the Acai powder softly polishes the skins surface. It's perfect as this exfoliator can also be used on the lips as well as the face unlike may other exfoliators.

For me this was such a gentle exfoliator for my face, which can sometimes be sensitive, especially when some exfoliators can be quite harsh on the skin. It left my face feeling deeply cleansed and radiant. I love when my face feels fresh ready for a face full of makeup. It's always great to have a good base to apply my makeup, as I feel my makeup always looks better. This exfoliator is suitable for all skin types. I have been using this product for a couple of weeks and I have really noticed a difference in the feel and look of my skin. It is definitely going to be a staple product used in my skincare routine going forward.

I apply a small amount of this product and apply this to my dry and clean face. I then add a small amount of warm water and gently massage this into my face in circular motions. The sugars then naturally melt and then I just go ahead and rinse from my face and pat dry. I use this in my routine a couple of times a week when I want a deep clean. I feel glowing and fresh everytime I use this product. You can pick this up here

Have you tried this product or any of the the others from this range? What are your first impressions?

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Beating the January Blues

This time of year feels a little different to the excitement for the run up to Christmas and the fun times spent in the Summer. January to me is always associated with the blues. It always feels like a gloomy month usually due to the weather, returning to work or school and the feeling of the party season being over. The main point to understand is that this is a very normal feeling and you are not the only one experiencing these thoughts or moods. As with everything in life there are ups and downs and it is definitely part of my mood cycle to feel slightly down in January compared to other months. This year on my path of rediscovery (read my previous post here) I want to kick away those negative thoughts creeping into my head. That's why I wanted to share and try these tips for beating the January blues.

1. Set Positive Goals

I think it is so important in life to focus on the positive rather than the negative. By channeling your positive and good feelings and putting these out to the universe, this will attract positive vibes rather than negative. That's why for 2018 I have set myself a bucket list of goals and targets I want to achieve rather than setting New Year resolutions, which to me, mean cutting things out of your life and representing negative things. I feel so excited and ready to face the year by setting myself these amazing challenges. Check out my bucket list here.

2. Exercise

Getting fit and exercise sets off endorphins in our brains. They induce feelings of pleasure and euphoria which can instantly uplift your mood. So not only losing weight, toning your body, it can also change your mood. These are all big pluses in my world. I'm not a massive fan of the gym and find this can become a chore in my week. Therefore for me I try to get fit in other ways such as fun exercise classes. I have tried a few in 2017 such as Glowfit, power hoop and disco bounce. These to me are so much more fun than the boring gym equipment. On my bucket list this year I want to try a new exercise class and I am very interested in getting involved in lifting weights or Crossfit. If that's not for you then at least try and get out and go for a long walk or jog. Also drinking plenty water and eating healthier can make you feel more motivated and ready to face the day.

3. Get in the Light

A lot of the January blues comes from facing the season. Its dark when we wake up and usually dark when we come back from work or school. Therefore it is so important to try and get some of the sunshine and day light from the day. Make sure you get outside if possible on your lunch break and step away from your desk. If that is not an option then there are possibilities to duplicate natural light when you get home. This especially is recommended for those who suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and you can buy special light boxes for this that can help. These can be set on a timer so that you can wake up to a lighter room rather than the dark. This can help set you in a happier mood for the day.

4. Plan a trip

It is always lovely to focus on something and give you a target to work towards. By planning a trip or holiday this can change the mood you are in, by looking forward to this rather than focusing on the blues. By planning the break itself with activities and focusing on this when you feel your mood is slipping you will brighten your day. If the weather does affect you then make sure you chase that winter sun. Last year we planned a New Zealand trip in February and this really helped me have focus and I felt January easily breezed past. Get planning guys!

5. Socialising

It is so easy to find yourself becoming a complete homebody during the winter months, especially in January when it is dark when you leave in the mornings and when you get home. Plus it is a month of saving after the expenditure of Christmas and the party season. I find it so important to keep motivated to plan things with friends and family. By having weekend plans this helps get through the work week when I can feel less motivated to get through the month. This doesn't have to be costly plans but even just having a games night or dinner at home, interaction with people can really help uplift your mood with the ones you love.

I find these tips so important to helping me beat the January blues at this time of year. My mood and approach to life is part of my rediscovery this year so I am definitely going to make a start on these. I hope these help you as much as they help me. What are some of your tips for the January blues or when you are feeling down?