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Monday, 16 April 2018

April's Glossy Box

Over the last few months or so I have been getting really disappointed with GlossyBox especially the last two boxes and more so debating to cancel the subscription. I'm not the only one who has complained and I think they are learning from their mistake. So for February and March they included 8 products on the card and you only received 5 it was not clear in the slightest that you wouldn't receive them all oh and they repeated at least 3 of the products which was very disappointing especially when two of them were mascaras (in the same box) and one of them did not agree with me and I didn't like the other one. When I complained it didn't seem like they really were bothered and sent me another product in replace but this was something I already had been sent from them before.

I have been subscribed to GlossyBox for just over two two years maybe and I get they may have stock left over but the last 9 months or so they have been either repeating products or putting eye shadow palettes in which all seem to be so similar in colour or every other month using the same brands. I used to really enjoy receiving the box every month but the excitement is not really there anymore even the speciality months are not so WOW anymore. I think my fav box was a rose gold Christmas/new years edition in 2016, it was great had different products to boost your skin before and after the festive season.

Anywhooo lets see my thoughts on what I got this month...

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

How I keep my skin spot free

We have all suffered with breakouts at some point in our lives and if you haven't well you're just blessed. As a teenager I was lucky enough not to really have any I had the odd one but it wasn't till I got a bit older, in my early 20's, where they wanted to make an appearance and trust me it wasn't pretty. It knocked my confidence and I wasn't one to wear make up everyday just because (who's getting up earlier to put make up on?!) but there was times I had to, to cover the redness. I'd be lying if I said it never brought me down and times I didn't want to go out because I couldn't get my make up right to cover it. Also I did pick at them which is the worst thing to do as I'm now left with some scars and uneven skin tone.

Recently I've now been able to control my breakouts better, maybe it's because I'm getting older? I'm not sure but what ever I'm doing I will continue to do and I'm going to share with you what products I use. Also my skin type is combination, typical oily t-zone but occasionally suffer with dry patches around my mouth and chin (is very annoying)

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

My Easter bank holiday 2018

Oh how is it Tuesday already, boooo, back to reality now. I really had quite a busy weekend it was nice but I'm kind of glad it is over and I can sleep again! It certainly is fun having weekends away and things planned but I tend to find you forget your days and spend way too much money lol.

It all started Friday, me and my friend planned to go out in o2 Kentish Town for a bashment event, Spice was performing along with others. If I'm honest I didn't want to leave my house as I knew it was raining in London and I had straightened my hair. The journey itself wasn't too bad even though they had rail replacement but they are getting better with the timings and not letting you hang around for too long for the coach, train or tube. We went shopping in Westfields in Stratford and picked up a few last minute things and went back to our rooms and started with a few drinks whilst getting ready. We went out and really had a good time, it was very packed and surprisingly the drinks were not as pricey as I thought.

Eventually we woke and refreshed after the night before, unfortunately my friend was not feeling the best and the thought of a breakfast did not go down so well. As I wasn't feeling so bad I went and got some food later in the afternoon and felt a bit more alive and really could have done with going to sleep but I didn't, I met up with my friend in Croydon to watch the boxing. A few of us went to Box Park which is located literally right next to East Croydon station and watched the fight between Anthony Joshua (bae) and Joseph Parker. Now I know I'm not the only person who thought the fight could have been better and that ref just needed to allow them to fight instead of interrupting when things could have got interesting but anyway AJ won as we all knew he would. After the fight I just went back to the hotel in North London and literally fell asleep as soon as my head touched the pillow.

Sunday, the day of rest. I wish it was a rest day I was slightly tempted to stay again another night just to sleep lol but when I was speaking to my mum in the morning we both said it will most likely be a nightmare leaving London on the Monday as a lot of people will be make their way home from where ever they have been over the weekend. So I slowly made my way home and got home late afternoon and just chilled out really watched some TV.

I had no plans for Monday apart from maybe go food shopping with my mum and fully unpack but my auntie invited me round for dinner with the family and I couldn't resist. Nothing better then spending time with your family after a busy weekend. It's always lovely seeing my niece, she's three and a little madam. I went home and chilled out and got things ready for work Tuesday.

Did you get up to anything nice this weekend? Or did you just chill out?

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Empties of 2018 part 2

Is it just me but don't you find it satisfying when you actually finish a product? I have so many products I try but not all I finish, this year it is my aim to try and use all products unless it doesn't agree with me and I genuinely have no further use for it. Also a couple staple items were finished this month, I think you might be able to guess which ones they were!

See what products I've finished and what my thoughts are on them and would I repurchase?


Thursday, 22 March 2018

Meeting up with the owner of Prime Sportswear

So over the weekend I met up with a very close friend of mine and young entrepreneur Kieran, he has set up a sports based clothing line, Prime Sports Wear. He very kindly asked me a while back to be a brand ambassador which of course I accepted but unfortunately we haven't really had the chance to actually sit down and talk properly about the brand due to both our work schedules since. As I was in London over the weekend, we was both free so it was a great opportunity to meet up and talk.

As you may have not yet heard of the brand I did ask a few questions just so you can who is behind the brand and what they are about.

When did you start Prime Sportswear?
We have been going for almost two years and so far its been an amazing journey.

Where did you get the idea to start the PSW?
The idea came from two things, wanting to own my own business and my love sport and I tried to find a way to combine both of them and get something started. In addition what really helped was that I go gym every day and I was seeing people wearing kind of old clothes which aren't really sporty and can restrict people doing certain exercises. *light bulb moment* lol

What have you found challenging or interesting so far?
The art of learning the needs and wants of people is very interesting. Trying to produce clothing at affordable pricing has been at the forfront of the business as we try and adopt the skills to improve peoples lives around the well living to increase motivation and confidence amongst themselves.

Is there a message you are trying to send everyone?
It is not just a anytime thing, it's literally everyday. These are our goals, to improve your lifestyle which means you always push and work hard. It is a statement. Dominating to perfections allows you to break barriers and also go above and beyond

What are your social media links?
WebsiteTwitter and Facebook @PrimeSportswear

Is there anything else you would like to add?
Remember our three taglines:
Dominate to perfection
Stay ready, be ready
Never settle for less
Don't forget to add and follow us on social media

I was also very kindly given some merchandise for myself and my parents. I am not just saying this but the quality and feel of the track tops is just so good. I've since worn the black track top and the t-shirt since and honestly so comfortable. My parents were also very happy with them too!

If you haven't already seen there is a short video over on my Youtube channel with a little intro to Prime Sportswear, click here. Go check it out and give it a thumbs up :)

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Monday, 19 March 2018

Finding a new book to read

Finding a book to read is something I find a exciting, it's not always about what latest book is out but about finding something that will take you away from your daily routine and into another zone. I haven't read a book for a while and I've been on the look out even asked posed the question to everyone on my Instagram and Snapchat, a few people did come back to me so thank you all for the recommendations. There isn't a particular genre that I will pick every time it's just about something that is a good interesting read.

I've been looking at a few books lately and I'm finding it a little difficult to choose one to start with, there is so many out there that sound so good in their own ways, here is what I've come across and been recommended so far.

Origin - Dan Brown
When I looked at this one a little further to find what it is about there was a lot, too much to write here! My understandings of the book is that Harvard professor, Robert Langdon visits a Museum in Bilbao, Spain to attend a major announcement and the host Edmond Kirsch, also a former student, is about to reveal a breakthrough. The evening turns into chaos and Langdon flees Bilbao with the museum director to Barcelona to try locate a cryptic password to unlock Kirsch's secret. Of course a lot more happens in between but this sounds very interesting.

We're going to need more wine - Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union has written a book which includes several chapters in which she talks about personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism and fame. Also she talks about different range of experiences including bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents. We only see what they want us to see and not what is behind closed doors, she appears to be very open in this book.

Monday, 12 March 2018

5 places I want to travel to

Mid August last year I renewed my passport after it had been expired after some time and went Amsterdam just after my birthday in November with a few of my friends, if you haven't read the post click here. Going away just for that one night I realised how much I want to travel more visit different countries and try new things. This year I will most likely be looking at booking a little break somewhere. There is definitely an excitement of having something to look forward to and not being at work for a week or so.

I've listed just a few places I would love to go to, hopefully in the near future I can tick these off my list and have new destinations.
The top of my list has to be Jamaica, now if you know me I have already been here before but I was 14 at the time and couldn't do as much as I wanted to but I would definitely return for a holiday. What more could you want amazing food, rum, music, sun, sea and good people?

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