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A Day to Day Makeup Look

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Hey peeps! 
So today I ended up with doing a 'day look' for my makeup as any plans that we may have had weren't finalised in time and we stayed in at home. I had a wonderful afternoon as my sister and baby niece came to visit 😍  I decided I wanted to create a natural look with my eyes so I used the Benefits COSMETICS Most Glamorous Nudes eye palette. The shades I used in this were; Birthday Suit, Call My Bluff,  0Its Complicated, Kiss Me I'm Tipsy and a little dab of Gilt-y Pleasures. My eyeliner that I used was Avon Kohl liner in the Black shade. Whether I wear eyeshadow or not, I always wear eyeliner. The rest of my makeup tends to be my typical look so I won't repeat myself from my last makeup blog post 😉 I did apply my new New Look lip liner with the New Look Americano lipstick. I do really like like the New Look range, especially for every day looks. 
I'm sorry that I haven't gone into too much detail but as I said above, I don't want to repeat mysel…

Perfect Winter Soup

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Hey peeps!
I hope you all had a great weekend and that the start of the week has been positive for you?! Mine was alright and a little busy but surrounded by some of my lovely family, couldn't ask for anything better. Today I made some homemade soup which is perfect for the winter and is comforting. Obviously I had a little assistance but it was following my recipe. I feel like my soups improve every time I make them but I think it's good that they get better as it shows you're learning and gaining more experience.
Ingredients;
Approximately 1 cup full of diced carrots and swede. (Change the quantity to what you want it to be to suit your needs. It was only me that was eating the soup). 1 and a 1/2 tablespoons of mixed herbs. 1 teaspoon of ginger. 1 teaspoon of Asian salt and pepper mix (change according to your own taste). 1 stick of celery. Approximately 500ml of boiling water with 1 chicken stock portion. 2 cloves of garlic (change to your preferred taste). 1/2 of chopped onion.
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Discovering what is IFTTT

Hi peeps!!
So here I am trying to be more 'with it' referring to a modern way of living by adding the new IFTTT and here's me trying it out right now, yes now as we speak.  It's rather interesting to see how you can interlink all of your apps and discovering new ways of living for example stuff that's to do with your home or your work. I must say thank you to my whizz kid of a cousin, Lee who often educates me on new tech and offers his advice re: on my vlogs etc.  Anyway that's enough from me for now and I shall see you all soon xxx

Phone Holder Gadget

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Hey peeps!!
Over the last few nights, I've been struggling to find a way to keep my phone the way I want it to be so I can watch videos on YouTube extra without it falling over every time I move position. Then last night, I had a brainwave and decided to have a look around for a arm bracket thing to clip onto my headboard. Much to my surprise I didn't have to search far for what I was looking for! In my local indoor market to be exact. In the photos below you can see the arm bracket gadget being used straight away when I got home. One end clips onto my headboard and the other holds the phone. You can manipulate the arm to whatever position you want it in that is best for you. I chose the black but you can get it in white, whichever you prefer and it only cost me £5.


This will be brilliant for me! Especially on the nights where I struggle to get to sleep and I can't get out of bed so I'll be able to watch YouTube videos and anything on my other apps. Lately I've been w…

What Is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?? EDS!

Hi peeps!
I have just realised that I haven't yet explained what EDS is so now is the time for me to do so. The information I'm about to tell you is generalised, as to cover as much as I can. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a varied group of heritable conditions of connective tissue, characterised by skin extensibility, joint Hypermobility and tissue fragility (nerves and muscles). There are various types of EDS which awe classified according to signs and symptoms. The syndrome is caused by a defect in a protein called collagen (you may have heard of collagen re; plastic surgery). It is the main part of the body providing strength and support; such as ligaments, tendons and cartilage. When the collagen is defective, it can induce problems throughout the body. EDS can affect both males and females. It is however, quite rare. To diagnose the syndrome, a skin biopsy (removal of a sample of tissue) as well as history and other factors, will help to confirm the diagnosis. Blood tests m…

Black Kitty Socks!!

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Hey peeps! 
I hope you all have had a fab weekend whether it was a quiet one in at home or out and about doing whatever. Mine has been fairly busy; Friday as you know I went to town. Saturday; me and my dad went to watch Barrow AFC (our local football team) which was heart wrenching at times but we won, 2-1 against Solihull. 👍🏼⚽️ Today which is Sunday; we went back into town. I bought a few more Christmas presents and bought myself a matching lipliner to go with my new 'Americano' lipstick. It was much more relaxed today and I prefer to go at my own pace.  Anyway, the main focus point I wanted to write about in today's post is about my new socks. Take a look in the photo below... Aren't they just the cutest?!! They're little black cats and they actually have 3D ears which you may see if you take a very close look. My new boots go great with them in my opinion! (The boots are from Shoezone priced at £17.99 in the kids section.) the socks came with a few other pairs. …

New Look Haul

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Hey peeps! 
So after feeling a little disappointed when I last made my visit to my local New Look store to discover that they no longer had the makeup range stand and later on at home, I decided to order a few products to pick up in store.  Today not only was I pleased that my order was in store ready for me to collect but also that they had a new makeup range stand which I was very happy about! Apparently they were just relaunching it; although their makeup range is still fairly new.  On previous visits to the store, I already bought some products which I really like and that's why I wanted to try out more of the range. Also you can't fault the prices!
These are the products that I ordered and picked up today. I just love them! I'm trying new shades like the Americano Matte Lipstick and I really glad I've given myself the chance to try it. It'll be perfect for those days where I want to be pretty dark but not quite as dark as black. The other lipstick is Rose Quartz w…

A Productive Evening

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Hey peeps! 
So it's Tuesday (although technically it's now Wednesday) here in the UK) and I cannot believe its midweek already!! I wasn't actually intending on blogging tonight but I felt inspired, so why not?! Tonight it's been a busy one for me; very productive for me 😀
I did some filming (an EE makeup how to video) for my YouTube channel. I sorted out my mum's customers Avon orders online and submitted them for her. I ate my tea whilst I watched Blue Bloods which is on every night here in the UK. What's Blue Bloods you ask? It's a family police drama starring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlburg.  Then I edited the video and now I'm waiting for it to upload and finish the editing before I publish it. If you get to see it, I hope you enjoy watching it. Right now, I'm just relaxing until I sort that out.   I hope your day has been a positive one and I shall see you again soon xxx

Choosing The Glam Life!!

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Hey peeps! 
How are you all doing?? I saw this on Pinterest and just had to share it with all of you as I love it! It definitely suits me to a tee. 😊 


Anyway just a short and sweet post from me today, keep smiling!! 💗 xxx

Blog Lovin'

Hey peeps! 
I have just joined the world of blog lovin' community so be sure to check me out on there. <a href="https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/18336775/?claim=2kwgt4zudn9">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>
See you all soon xxx

My Favourite Autumn/Winter Outfit

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Hey peeps!!
So as a new thing which I'm hoping to continue to write about on this blog is about my style and what my go to looks are. I hope you enjoy and like what my style is, if not; then not to worry. I'm sure there'll be a style you do like. 😉 As we all know we are heading towards winter now that Autumn has arrived. For me, that means lots of cosy jumpers/cardigans and jeggings or wooly leggings with hats and faux fur collared coats. Now colour wise; it's all about burnt orange, burgundy, dark green and brown. However if you're like me; I adore burgundy and black in both clothes and makeup. Many of you will know by now that I'm a wheelchair user and that means for me that comfort and practicality is high up on my list. For example; wearing jeans and heavy clothing is not really the best of ideas as they take longer to dry... can you imagine how it feels to be sitting in wet clothes as they are harder to dry off? In some instances though, I have been known to…

Body Shaming

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So it's 2016, Autumn/fall has landed and we're all starting to wear our comfy clothes yet I'm here thinking about body shaming. I can't get my head around at why it's still happening... It shouldn't be. I've been very fortunate that I haven't personally been body shamed too much (apart from the times I got called Twiggy, stick insect etc at school by one person), thankfully or maybe this is because I consciously point my 'selfie' camera at angles that capture me in my best angles? This should not be something I or anyone should be doing. We are who we are; whether we're short, tall, thin, curvy or if we have medical issues (yes some of us do have issues). Our beauty should be defined as how kind we are, the way we treat others, what our dreams/aspirations are and so on, not just on how we look. When you see celebrities getting body shamed in the media on whether they have their lips done, they have put on weight, lost too much weight or even …