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Saturday, 25 October 2014


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Cat representin' today Nothing makes me happier than re-organising my Pinterest boards  #fotd  Got some fur on the wish list  Lovely new brush and perfume storage from Wilkos  All the lip products I discovered whilst clearing out my bag  New shorter hair I will continue to eat strawberries into Winter  Trying on hats and wondering if I can pull them off or just look like a scarecrow  The conversations I have with my friends  Demo'ed Majorette cream blush in store and fell in love  Sneaky order from Cohorted  Getting feminist and proud on Insta  Customer tips in just one day cheer me up no end  Beautiful British weather here in Swindon  Watching a horror alone in the house seems a good idea at the time 

Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Thursday, 23 October 2014

I've been having a bit of a rough couple weeks, just lots of anxieties and sadness bubbling under the service until it reached a point where I felt I couldn't cope with the stresses of my life like everyone else seems to be coping with theirs. Thankfully, my mum noticed my sudden withdrawal, dropped everything and came to my side. It's times like these that you really value family and friends and I have been taking it easy and slowly feeling a little better. I thought I would make a blog post focusing on the small things that have made me happy this week, as at the end of the day they are the things that keep you going and make you appreciate the life you have.


1. I've been reading web comic Hyperbole And A Half which cheers me up no end. I especially love Allie's Adventures In Depression.

2. Christmas! It's always a time of year when spirits are lifted and you are forgiven for skipping the gym for a week and seeing your family.

3. Watching old episodes of Mock The Week on Netflix. Sometimes a goofy comedy panel show is just what you need after a hellish day at work.

Malborough Mop Fun Fair

4. Going to the Malborough Mop fun fair last weekend and eating toffee apples, Bratwurst hot dogs and going on rides.

the curious incident of the dog in the night time

5. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time. A charming book about Asperger's sufferer Christopher Boone who launches into an investigation of a neighbourhood crime, which oddly takes place in my home town Swindon!


6. It was my dad's birthday on the 21st and I had a print of memories personalised and framed for him. It was hard fitting all my favourite memories of us onto the picture and I'm really excited for him to receive it in the post!

7. This weekend me and Dale are spending two days with my dad, his girlfriend and my brother and sister in a caravan in Devon and I can't wait to get away for a bit and make memories.

8. Baking. I've been making a few sweet treats in the kitchen including thumb print cookies and decadent baked apples. The problem is neither of them came out pretty enough to blog about!

What makes you happy?

Hydraluron Moisture Jelly

Monday, 20 October 2014

Hydraluron Moisture Jelly Review

Hydraluron Moisture Jelly Review

I recently did a post called New Season New Skincare concerning the toll Winter takes on even oily skin and the products to help. Hydraluron was one of the products in my haul as recommended by Caroline Hirons on her fabulous blog.

The internet is rather sketchy as to whether this is suitable for oily to combination skin, but I can confirm that it has caused me no problems whatsoever. You need about a blueberry size amount for the whole face and the gel feels wet for about ten seconds before sinking in. It has a faint plasticine smell and is squeezed out the top of the push down dispenser.

Unlike the Hydraluron Moisture Booster, this can be used alone rather than having to layer it under moisturiser. It locks in moisture all day creating a barrier against the cold air and prevents make up going patchy. I usually resort to cold cream in Winter as my skin goes flaky, but this provides the right amount of moisture whilst being light and not sending my skin into oil overdrive.

I am a little disappointed to realise that you only get 30ml of product out of the deceivingly large pot and at £25, I will have to see how it lasts before I decide on whether repurchase or not.

Have you tried Hydraluron?

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