Sunday, 26 April 2015

The Most Ridiculous Day...

Waking up on Saturday 25th April I would never have known what a mad and emotional day I was heading in to.
Here I was, innocently eating lunch at my mums house near Northampton when I checked my emails and came across one from Barratts informing me that the two house plots we had been impatiently waiting for for the past month or so had finally been released for sale. Crap. Josh is at work, I'm half an hour away and there was no chance they'd take a deposit over the phone! My mum was practically leaping out the door encouraging us to go to the sales office and we left almost immediately. I was trying so hard to get in contact with Josh on the way there, I wanted to check with him which plot he'd prefer and just let him know I was going. No luck. It was only when I was around 10 minutes away that his friend from work called me to let me know the details, phew!
Once we arrived at the sales office and I was told that our preferable plot was available I had to wait for another client to finish his qualifying call before I could start. The sales office is small and the only thing separating the office from the waiting area was a small glass wall, I could hear every word of the call, he told them the house price and style, it was the house we wanted! I was devastated. Once his call ended and the sales lady went back into the office the man left, he had some calls to make and thinking to do. He just left. I practically ran into the office and despite being full of nerves (this call was a yes or no) I began the qualifying.  Throughout the call people kept coming in and asking about the specific plot I was trying so hard to secure. I also found out that had rang 45 people about the plots but neither me or Josh got the call..
We passed!! I've never given someone my bank card so fast. 
I can honestly say that I have never believed in fate more in my life, so many things had to have happened for us to get that house...
- It had to be my day off from work so I could go to the sales office
- I had to have checked my emails as we got no phone call
- I had to have got there when I did as so many people came in right after me. We went in my mums car which was faster than mine, if we had gone in mine we probably would've missed out.
- The guy before me had to fail his qualification
I am so pleased that we are now the proud owners of our first home! Now all we have to do is wait until October for it to be built! You can expect to see lots of home related posts, videos and of course vlogs along the way! SO EXCITED!!!
For now though, I will leave you this little image of what our home will look like and I shall keep you updated on the growth of it over the next 5(ish) months!
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Saturday, 18 April 2015

Turning 22..

I have basically been waiting for my 22nd Birthday to roll round since the first time I heard Taylor Swift's rather upbeat tune '22' and alas, on the 9th April 2015 it finally arrived and you better believe I listened to that song all day and sang it out, finally feeling 22!
The day started off rather averagely with a trip to Costa for our usual weekly treat (medium mocha with an extra shot & a medium hot chocolate with a single shot) before moving on to McDonalds for a yummy breakfast wrap, it is my Birthday after all.. Josh needed a hair cut so it was off to the shopping centre for that and a mooch around for a Birthday present (I found nothing I liked) 

Then the fun began.
As you may or may not know; I love pigs, it is my dream to one day own a small pig farm where they all live happily ever after so finding the gem that is Wimpole Hall, near Cambridge, was perfect and naturally the only way to spend my special day. Wimpole Hall is basically a huge stately home with a mass of grounds that includes gardens and a home farm, complete with a piggery. YASS! 
We spent a good two hours wondering around the little farm in the warm sunshine, scratching the pigs behind their ears, having our fingers nibbled by the piglets and we even got to see a sheep give birth to her two babies which was mesmerisingly beautiful to watch. Josh has a way with the pigs that once he starts scratching them behind the ears they just fall the ground in pure submission, the love it! 

We finished off the day with a nice dinner at one of the nicest Chinese restaurants, joined by my Dad and Grandma (She even made cute little cakes with pigs on them!) it was delicious! 

All in all, you could say I turned 22 in the least adult way possible but who says you are too old for farms!? 
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Wednesday, 8 April 2015

My Favourite Things - March 2015

March is officially over and we are in my favourite month of the year, April aka my Birthday month! It's the 9th, incase any of you were wondering (teehee) but as the month of March has ended I figured its time to tell you about all the things I loved this past month. 

Urban Decay 'Naked 3' - This is possibly my favourite out of the three Naked pallets and I'm not just saying that because my boyfriend is laying next to me and he bought it for me.. It contains my favourite combination of colour; Neutral, rosey, pinky shades. I am yet to try out all the shades but I've been favouring a few of the deeper mattes with some lighter shimmers.

Urban Decay 'Naked On The Run' - Can I just say that Urban Decay can only ever do things right. I have wanted the On The Run pallet for the longest time and now that I have it I want to take it everywhere with me. Its the perfect chuck in your bag for day to day, travelling or even post gym. This handy little pallet contains everything you need to create a perfect full face (minus foundation but c'mon, make some effort!) All the shades work so well together and I am fully obsessed with the lipgloss and mascara. 

Benefit 'Hoola' Bronzer - I have been reaching for this bronzer more and more as the months go on, sometimes even over a blush completely. I feel like we are getting towards the time of year where looking like a bronzed goddess is the aim and this little baby is the perfect transition from ghostly winter white to oh so sun kissed. I am obsessed. 

Bare Minerals 'Prime Time' Primer - Holy-freaking-grail primer. It applies like an absolute dream and feels super light on the skin. It doesn't feel like it gets all heavy and clogs up pores like some other primers can. I need a full size of this ASAP. 

L'Oreal 'Miss Punky' Mascara - Potentially the best thing L'Oreal have ever created. I have a full review of this mascara coming up on my channel in the next couple of weeks so you'll have to take a peak over there to see just how amazing it is.

Frends 'Taylor' Headphones - Just look at them! Aren't they beautiful?! I got these beauties for christmas from my dad (thanks again, dad!) and I used them a lot of the time when I edit my videos. I love how comfy they are around my head and over my ears, I could wear them for hours! Yes, the price tag is a little steep but its super worth it as the quality of sound is really, really good!

Grenade 'Killa Ketones' - These little things are my new early morning best friends. Having to get up at 6AM for work is a killer, after doing it for nearly a month I still haven't actually got used to it yet. I have taken to popping one of these to give me the kick I need. The great thing is that the Grenade products are nothing but good for you unlike some "Ketones" Pills. Being specifically for women and containing green tea extracts, Acai, L-carnatine and a whole bunch of vitamins they are the perfect thing for burning fat and making sure you are ready to take on whatever the day throws at you! 

Cadburys Creme Eggs - My one true love at Easter. I am slightly devastated that they are now out of season and I have to wait a whole year before being able to enjoy the deliciousness again. I mean I only have like..43 left to last me until they are back on the shelves! I'm not kidding, by the way, I really do own that many.. 

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Sunday, 5 April 2015

Sunday Summary [001] - Be Kind To Me..

I feel like I've been back on my blog for mere seconds and I've already hit a wall. I have no motivation, no ideas and I may even go as far to say I have no interest (Sigh..) 
I've come to the realisation that its all down to P R E S S U R E. 
I thought having a schedule within my blog and YouTube would help me now that I'm working full time but I think inevitably its made it worse, I always feel guilty when I miss a day, a post, an upload and it sucks. I've had another week away from both my channel and my blog and I've come to the realisation that I need to stop piling the pressure on and be kind to me. I want to be able to start fitting in workouts after I finish work and I want to come home and enjoy filming, editing and uploading videos or just lounging on the bed, typing away for a blog post. I have to keep reminding myself its a hobby, something I do for fun and I need to keep it just that.. Fun. 
So for now the schedules are out the window in regards to what I upload or post on specific days. I'll talk about whatever I want, whenever I want to and that is that! The only minor restriction (can you really call it that?) is that I will upload new videos every Tuesday & Friday at 5pm but I'll be blogging whenever the hell I wanna! 
Lets try and turn this around, I want to start loving my blog and channel again! 

On a lighter note..
Happy Easter Everyone, I hope you are all stuffed full from eating chocolate eggs for breakfast, lunch and inevitably dinner! I haven't started mine yet, however, Alfie Bunny (chocolate not animal) is staring at me from the bottom of the bed and I'm ready to eat him! I also hope you have enjoyed a lovely four day weekend, unless like me you work in retail or other such areas that mean you have worked three out of the four days of the weekend (I'm not mad..really) 
Today has been real lazy just to make up for that. We've been in bed playing Lego Batman 3, only dragging ourselves out for a family dog walk this afternoon, then it was into a yummy Easter Lush bath and back to PS4. 
I'm needed to help save gotham now so I'll see you on my channel on Tuesday and my blog Wedneday with a new Lush Loves post! 
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