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I’m going insane?!

Like I genuinely slept for 12 hours last night but I feel so out of it. Like everything is just happening around me and I’m watching from the outside. Very odd.

 It’s been so hectic in work and it’s got to the point where a spelling mistake can make your day. Still forcing myself to stay positive, after all, a day can only last 24 hours. 

I also watched a program called “stripped bare” last night where they literally take away everything you own and you choose an item at a time to get back and it sort of really put into perspective what is most important and how materialistic people can actually be. Like I kinda really want to get rid of everything because I feel like cluttered surroundings means a cluttered brain.. Idk tho just a theory.

Anyways speak to you next time, goodbye for now little buns 

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How to; be happy 

Okay so let’s just like chill for a sec. Whatever may be going on, or whatever you are worrying about, forget it, block that out of you memory just for a sec. Now, soak up your surroundings. I mean I’m in work but we have really bright and matching highlighters that make everything look lovely, people playing all kinds of instruments at all different levels of ability, and a glimpse of the trees outside. For just a second, you can make all those little things matter, you can appreciate them and think about how everything that you do is ultimately your choice and we are so small and insignificant in proportion to the rest of the world. You have to appreciate everything, let yourself  smile at the simplest of things, it’s okay to be happy. So many people are negative about people’s looks, interests, and even the fact that they seem to be getting some sort of joy out of life but that doesn’t reflect on you, it reflects on them. Be that person who smiles at strangers, pulls funny faces at babies, smells the flowers on their journey home; make the most of your surroundings, even if it takes you 10 minutes to think of something even slightly positive. If you constantly tell yourself everything is awful, it most likely will be, but if you have a positive mindset and lift your mood, I can guarantee it makes things SO much easier. Do things for yourself, not for someone else. You matter, you are important, and you need to be happy. You only get one life (supposedly), live it how YOU want to. Be positive, be accepting, and be happy. I may still have 3 and a half hours left of work but I’m fortunate to have a job, with some great people, and be able to watch children and adults learn. And I can just picture giving my boyfriend a great big hug when I get home! Goodbye for now little buns, much love 

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Im useless

Lol bet you didn’t see that coming- me, Chloe French, not posting for months on end? Mad isn’t it, I mean that hasn’t been the topic of my last like 10 posts or anything, no not at all. I mean, sorry, again. HOWEVER I was thinking about it, and I do call this my public diary, so why do I care so much what I write about and when? I think I’m just going to post random things as and when they pop into my head. It could mean that my blog will now be totally different but oh well- I think I’m back on the scene, goodbye for now little buns, but let me assure you- not for long. 

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Makeup Revolution Amazing Care Lipsticks!

I left out the #happylips bit because cringe. Hi everyone! Today I’m going to be doing a little review on the Amazing Care lipstick collection by Makeup Revolution. I feel like Makeup Revolution are like MUA but better- still cheap and chearful, but with that little bit more quality and style.

There are five colours in the range so at £3 each I obviously bought them all. I mean, why not?

The formula is enriched with Argan Oil so is super hydrating and moisturising for your lips so is essential for people like me who have super chapped lips right now. Damn you cold, damn you.

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As you can see, the lipstick-y bit is in the centre and the smooth argan oil layer surrounds it. As you can also see, I need to get my nails redone. I know. The packaging is quite nice for the price but I think I prefer the boxes they came in…

Okay so, down to business- swatches.

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In order these are, Electric Love, Love a hug, Love pink!, Love red! and Love nude! There’s a lot of love going on.
I took these in different lighting because the camera is not forgiving at all! The colours do look rather sheer but I think that is because its like when you wear a lipstick and a lip balm- the colour is never going to be SUPER intense. Well, for £3 it’s not.

I also tried each colour on because I am just that nice. Please ignore how wonky my lips are and the dry skin around my nose… So in the same order-

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Electric Love

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Love a hug

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Love pink!

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Love red!

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Love nude!

I personally love (see what I did there?) all of these colours and the pigmentation, they are so easy to just whack on for day to day wear. One thing I would say though is that, like a lip balm, these will just slide off. In saying that- I wore Love nude! When I was shopping today and didn’t have to reapply it until I had eaten, before that it had lasted 3 hours and still looked lovely.

So yeah, overall I am super happy with these and yes these were bought with my own money and I’m not sponsored or anything- all opinions are my own!! If you have tried them out, let me know what you think! I’m also wearing a new foundation which I have fell in love with- let me know if you would like to hear about that too! Until next time, 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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My top ten tips (ooh alliteration) on how to get over someone

Alrighty, so I am a little hesitant to do this post as I have never actually had a boyfriend, I have had a very hard time with one person in particular but never been in a relationship. And to be honest I’m not really eager to be in one, too much hassle for my liking. And the fact that I would have to spend money on them and not make up. But one of my friends said that I give great advice and should to a post on it (Shoutout to Joelle!). So, here goes, my tips on “getting over” someone.

1. Remember that you don’t need them. You do not need anyone at all to be able to love yourself. Not one single person. Sure, it’s nice knowing that someone truly loves you for who you are but once you love yourself for who you are, you don’t need anyone. Just remember that you are f*cking awesome. 

2. Don’t beat yourself up about it. No matter what or how it happened, don’t blame yourself. If the relationship was meant to be, then it would have lasted, but sometimes these things happen for the better. I don’t speak to one of my closest friends in the world any more, and yeah it feels pretty sh*t, but there is no point trying to force something that just isn’t going to work. Everything happens for a reason. Do not blame yourself.

3. Pretend they don’t exist. So yeah this sounds pretty harsh, but just forget that they exist. Delete their number, unfriend them on facebook, block them on twitter, ALL of it. Because then their name isn’t popping up at every given opportunity, making you feel like crap. Also, this stops you from contacting them, from giving in. If they reeeally wanted to contact you, they would. By doing this you also aren’t seeing all those pictures of them with another girl/boy, making you feel even more like crap. So just delete every picture, conversation, profile, and be done with it.

4. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened”. I know some, well, most people will hate this one, but I really like this quote. I bet you had some amazing times that you will remember forever with that person, and maybe you can relive these with someone else. Every little thing that happens to you is a memory for you to cherish, whether that be good or bad, its what has made your life unique. I mean, yeah it wasn’t fun crying on a bathroom floor for four hours, falling over at prom or watching the person I really loved be in and out of relationships with other people, but they are all memories that have given me a story to tell. 

5. There’s plenty more fish in the sea. I know this is the last thing you want to hear right now, but it’s really true. Even though, to you, the last person you were with is like an absolute God and the only person you ever want to be with, there are so many more people out there who in comparison make your ‘ex’ look like a skid mark. I’m just saying.

6. Don’t live on hope. This is a big one for me. I liked the same person for 5 years, yes you read that right. And it was because they constantly gave me hope that something- anything -would happen. He would constantly compliment me and hug me, get jealous when I talked to other guys and we would talk for hours on end. He even told me to “see what happens in the future”. And because of that I constantly hoped that one day I would be good enough for him, that he would finally love me too (deep). So, after leaving school in May, I haven’t contacted him at all, sure he’s popped up once or twice, but I know that nothing else is going to happen, so I don’t waste my time trying any more.

7. You ARE good enough. This kinda links in with points 2 and 6, but don’t think that it ended or that they aren’t with you because you aren’t good enough. Just because they don’t appreciate how amazing you are doesn’t mean that you aren’t amazing. Did that even make sense? You know what I mean. Someone somewhere thinks that you are an absolute Queen/King and will fall in love with everything about you. You’re f*cking cool.

8. Keep yourself healthy. I know a lot of people who have broke up with someone or had a hard time with someone and stopped eating, or completely over indulged (*cough cough* me…). If you eat better, you feel better. Also, healthy food can taste absolutely amazing. If you want me to make any healthy, vegetarian food posts (even pizza), let me know. Obviously everyone likes junk food every now and then, but not on the daily. Go out on long walks, let out your anger or pain in the gym, and make them sorry for what they have lost 😉

9. Its a great reason for a good pampering. I’m talking face masks, nails, hair, make up. I always feel great when I have my nails freshly painted, a face mask on and new make up to try out. Everyone loves a good make over, a new look for a new chapter of your life. Whether that be just getting some layers, dying your hair a different colour or chopping it off, you will feel so much more confident and not like the person you were a few weeks ago. Boys, the hair situation applies to you too, go spikey, beachy, longer, shorter- something different. And I know some boys who love face masks, so you may want to give them a try, be careful with peel off ones if you have any facial hair. Stick on some good, HAPPY music too. Music really does affect your mood.

10. And last but not least, stay around your friends and family. You probably don’t want to leave the house, I get it, but keeping yourself cooped up all by yourself is not going to help the situation at all. Go out and have a good time with your friends or family, these people will, most likely, be more angry at the person you are trying to forget than you are, so they will want to to be happy, completely forget about them and move on. If you reeeeally don’t want to leave the house, invite them round. Watch a good “rom-com” with face masks, food (I’ll let you have pizza for this one) and whatever else you all enjoy!

So there’s my top ten tips! I hope I helped you in some way, remember, they are poo and you are fabuloso, goodbye for now little buns! 

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