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How to: Clean your room!

Hello everyone! Today I am going to give you some tips on cleaning your room, mainly because I needed to clean it and I’ve had a bit of a mental block and can’t think of what I want to post!

Here’s what my room looked like before (brace yourself)…

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So as you can see, I had a lot of work to do! You can also see that none of my room matches because I was waiting to get it redone after 7 years so I didn’t really mind about it not matching for a “few weeks” which turned into 6 months… SOME DAY

Before doing anything, I lit a candle and stuck some tunes on to keep me going. And when I say “some tunes” I mean the same few songs on repeat for an hour and a half because I am obsessed.

I started off by making my bed as that is in the centre (and takes up most of) my room so I’ll feel like I have made progress and won’t give up after 20 minutes.
So that I didn’t get too overwhelmed with it all and again give up after 20 minutes I decided to make a mental note of which order I was going to clean up in.
I started with the two tall drawers next to my wardrobe and binned things I didn’t need but for some reason I had kept, like Costa receipts, plastic bags and little notes. I then put away my sheet music, placed my jewellery on the other side of my room to deal with later and arranged everything in a nicer fashion. I then cleaned it with some tissue and polish because ew dust.
Then I moved onto my dressing table. It was in a pretty bad way. I started by putting away groups of things, for example my make up, then hair related things, then random things like a towel and Goat Simulator, and also two mirrors because for some reason I had three on my dresser as well as the big mirrors right in front of my face, why I don’t know. I then dedusted it (I’m making that a word..dedusted. So aggressive) and moved on to my chest of drawers next to my bed.
Fun fact, I used to think “a chest of drawers” were called “chester drawers”.
I started by putting away the various hand creams I had sprawled across it and moved the teddies back onto my bed. Then I sorted out my jewellery which I had just left in front of my 6 billion year old jewellery box rather than putting it in it and binned any of the gift boxes they had come in because they are lovely but I’m never going to need a cardboard box the size of half a fish finger. I then stuck some candles in front of my extension lead because although I need it out I don’t wanna see it! And obviously dedusted that too.
THEN I moved onto the floor. Not as in I just sat on the floor like “yep, that’s enough”, I just made that my last thing to do because I couldn’t see it as much as I could see all my ‘surfaces’.
I’m not sure if this is a common thing or not but when I’m putting away my washing I like to go through it and split it up into different, smaller piles that are easier to tackle than one big mound that’s been building up for weeks. For example, I split it up into underwear, socks and tights, T-shirts, leggings, pyjamas and then things that need hanging up. Then I can pick up the little piles and put them away in one go! Then I hoovered and changed my bin et voila! DONE

After…

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So then obviously I got myself a banana and some peanut butter to eat whilst I wrote this, it was nice. Also, for those who are interested in my progress since my last post, I have lost 4lbs! 😀

And for those interested in one of the songs I am obsessed with, it is “Get loney with me” by George Ezra who the lovely Fiona introduced me to. You should all check out her blog by the way, that’s another thing I’m obsessed with!! So that’s all for today, Goodbye for now little buns!

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How to: Get/stay motivated (losing weight)

Hi guys! So today is the today that I am deciding to lose weight “once and for all”. What I really mean is once every few months I give myself a kick up the ar*e and decide it’s time to shed some pounds. So here are my tips for getting and staying motivated!

1. Do what works for YOU- It’s all well and good deciding that you are going to go sober or eliminate chocolate out of your diet but are you really going to be able to keep it up? You have to do what will work for you, I couldn’t go on a no carb diet because I don’t eat meat so I would find it very hard to have a variety of meals and make it long lasting. For me, I know that I can lose weight easily by using Slimfast shakes and then slowly but surely transitioning to meals, the shakes make my stomach shrink back down to normal after Christmas and give me the kick-start that I need. I get down (but I get up again) if I can’t see a difference instantly so I need that couple weeks of large weightloss to keep my spirits high!

2. Plan- You can’t just hope for the best when it comes to losing weight. If you know you are going out for tea, maybe don’t have such a big lunch or try and exercise that day. For example, I know that I will use Slimfast for a short period of time and slowly transition to solid food because I know that works. I wouldn’t just be on Slimfast and then once I have lost my desired amount of weight go straight to eating ‘normal’ because I know I would just put it all back on again!

3. Don’t postpone your happiness- I think a lot of people (myself included) wait until they have lost weight to feel good about themselves. You can’t think like that. If you are constantly unhappy or beating yourself up about your weight then your aren’t going to lose it. You need to lose weight for yourself and because you love yourself. You need to want to be healthy to reward your body and because you love it and appreciate all that it can do. Be happy!

4. Have your goal in sight- Remember your goal and why you are doing this. Because you want to be healthy, you want to lower your risk of heart disease, or maybe you just want to fit into the dress you have had for years and refuse to throw out! Keep little reminders around so that you are getting little bursts of motivation throughout the day. You could make fun posters (or just use mine), have an alert on your phone set with a motivational quote, or  even have your ringtone set as a song that makes you feel happy and ready to “face the world” aka go outside…

5. Stop comparing yourself to others- Focus on yourself. Your 100% might be someone else’s 60% and that is okay! I know that sometimes its hard when you are panting after a 10 minute jog and the person next to you has been running for an hour and hasn’t even broke a sweat but you have to ignore them and be proud of your little achievements. GO YOU!

Just as a little disclaimer- I am NOT saying that anyone has you lose weight. Everyone is beautiful as they are, whether you’re a size 2 or a size 22 you are an amazing, amazing person and I love you! I think that there is nothing more attractive than confidence and I love it when I see plus size women/men walking round like they own the place! I just know that some of us aren’t that confident and losing weight will be a little helping hand. Everyone should have a positive relationship with food and be able to eat without feeling guilty, and even if I could help one person with this post, that is enough for me. I hope you all have a great week, goodbye for now little buns!

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MOTD: Pub Quiz!

Hey guys! So every week we go to the pub quiz on a Wednesday and since I’m off today I thought I would shake it up a lil bit with my make up!

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So yeah here is my face and here is a list of what is on it:

FACE
B. Ready day cream
Smashbox liquid halo foundation & L’oreal True Match Foundation
Collection lasting perfection concealer
Rimmel Clear complexion face powder
Bourjois chocolate bronzer (that’s not the real name but lets be honest it should have been)
Estee Lauder “plush petal” blush
MAC mineralised skin finish in “lightscapade

EYES
Naked basics palette- ”venus” on inner corners and browbone
– ”walk of shame” on lid
– ”naked 2” and ”faint” in crease and underneath my bottom lashline
Maybelline chromatics khol eyeliner in “turquoise vibe”
Maybelline the rocket mascara
Benefit Brow zings

LIPS
Bourjois rouge edition velvet lipgloss, stick, thing in “01 personne ne rouge!”

I just wanna say that the bourjois lip thing is amazing. I hardly wear it because it is so red but it feels amazing on the lips and the colour pay off is unreal. It also dries matt which is lovely!

I hope you enjoyed this little post and before I go, I am going to do a giveaway at 200 followers which I am planning well in advance so that I can buy things little by little (cause obviously I want to be able to send you loads of stuff!) and I was wondering what you guys would like to win? I have a couple ideas in mind but its obviously going to go to one of you so what would you want? It needs to be something that can be sent worldwide cause obviously I don’t want to miss anyone out!

So that’s all for today- Good bye for now little buns!

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It’s only 2015!

Hello everyone! First off, I want to wish you all a very happy new year! I can’t believe it’s 2015 already. Every year I make the same new years resolution, to lose weight. But guess what- it never happens. So this year I am going to tweak that slightly by breaking it down into multiple smaller resolutions and hopefully, with them now being on the internet for everyone to read, I’ll stick to them!

1. Drink more water- I literally never drink and it has caused me many different problems. I never really feel thirsty, I just get to the dehydrated stage and then end up crying on the couch with the worst headache going. I also think that I eat too much because there is 0 liquid in my belly, so this has taken the ‘top spot’ as the most important.

2. Eat in moderation- I don’t want this one as an excuse to eat cake for breakfast or have a dominoes once a week, but more so that I don’t feel guilty when I do want to eat food that isn’t so healthy, it’s all about having a positive relationship with food rather than it being the enemy. Being healthy = losing weight. But losing weight shouldn’t be the main target otherwise, knowing me, it’ll get too obsessive.

3. Be a little more selfish- okay so this one sounds really bad but I mean it more like when I am making decisions, I need to make them for me and not to be a people pleaser. Even if I don’t want to go somewhere, I shouldn’t feel bad for not wanting to go and make excuses for myself.

4. Stop over thinking things- I am Queen of the thinking, I have literally been thinking about the same irrelevant thing since just before NYE. It doesn’t matter and I don’t have to make a decision or anything, it’s just a ‘thing’ that I am thinking about. It just makes me worry more for no reason!

5. Stop feeling guilty about things- I am also Queen of feeling guilty. Like, I’ll feel bad for going the doctors because there are people who have it worse and need the doctors time more than I do. It’s kinda silly.

So there are my New Years resolutions, what are yours? That’s all from me today, goodbye for now little buns!

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