Saturday, 27 December 2014

Christmas Haul??

Merry Christmas!!!

A little late I know but better late then never right???

I can't believe it's been over two months since I last wrote a post. Naughty me, life just seems to have gotten a little hectic in the lead up to Christmas. It was so nice to get to my parents house on Christmas Eve and know I had three days off work to relax.

I was a little bit spoilt this Christmas so thought I would share what I got with you.

I feel so lucky this christmas, I got so many nice things, there are some more that I didn't include in this post. I also felt like I made some good choices in the presents I bought people this year and it was so nice to see them opening them. I think I love giving gifts as much as I love receiving them.

Well that's all for now but I am going to try my best to start posting more regularly because I genuinely love writing this blog and it truly acts as a bit of a release, so watch out for another post very soon.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have a Happy New Year when it comes :)

Julz xx

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Turning 25

So I turned 25 yesterday!!! Aaah! I actually don't know how I feel about this. On the one hand it's just another birthday on the other hand it scares the bejeezus out of me! I mean 25! A quarter of a century! Surely I should be feeling like a proper grown up by now. Instead I still feel like a little kid. I still get that excited feeling you get as a little kid the night before your birthday or christmas even though I know I am going to be disappointed because it just isn't the same anymore.

The scary thing is I'm still not doing what I want to with my life, actually no, the scary thing is I have no idea what I want to do with my life yet. All I know is I want to be doing something I love, something worthwhile doing, something I can look back on and be proud of. What that is and how I'm going to do it, I have absolutely no idea at all.

Don't get me wrong my life isn't all doom and gloom. I think I have done pretty well for myself, I just always think there has to be more. I don't like when things get boring and I'm not being challenged. 
I have achieved a fair bit though. I have been working in retail since the age of 16 and managed to work my way into a deputy manager position until my depression took over last year leading to me stepping down. At the age of 22 I bought my first house with my then boyfriend and this year I married him. I definitely think I am older than my years and I just need to remind myself now and again that there is plenty of time yet.

I had a nice quiet day yesterday, I went for lunch with my mum and my mother-in-law. That was nice, and then last night graham and I made some party food and watched Frozen with a glass of wine. 

How do you feel about getting older? Does it ever bother you? 


Saturday, 18 October 2014

Glossybox UK October 2014

Full Size
Nuxe -Crème fraîche de beauté mask
            £19.50 for 50ml

Full Size
Être Belle Cosmetics - Lip lift Peel
           €12.95 for 15ml

Full Size
So Susan Cosmetics - Flutter Mascara
           £14.95 for 4ml

Full Size
Ciaté London - Paint Pot (big yellow taxi)
          £9 for 35ml

5ml Sample 
Yves Rocher France - Quelques Notes d'amour 
         £33 for 30ml

8ml Sample
Rimmel London - BB Cream Matte
         £6.99 for 30ml

I'm going to be completely honest with you and say my excitement about my monthly Glossybox coming to the door had kind of fizzled out. It had become more of a nice surprise when it came to the door because I just wasn't getting excited about it beforehand. However good old Glossybox has restored my faith this month, this box is fab. The box itself is a special pop art one, I love it. There is 4 full size products and 2 good sample size products and I'm sure I will get use out of all of them. Can't wait to give them all a shot :)


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Make Up Haul

It's been a little while since my last post because I have been a busy bee. Between work and diy and gardening and housework I have barely had a minute to sit down and be creative. I have however found a few spare moments to indulge in a little bit of retail therapy. Over the past week I have been to Boots and Superdrug and I thought it would be nice to share my purchases with you.

I will start with my purchases from boots because I went there first. I didn't go too crazy but I always come out of there with more than I intend to buy because they always have such great offers on their make up.

Rimmel London Wonder'full Mascara in 001 Black

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in 380 Dark Night WaterL-oops

Bourjois Délice de Poudre bronzing powder and highlighter

Bourjois Color Boost in 04 Peach on the Beach 

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 1 Fair

Maybelline Color Elixer in 135 Raspberry Rhapsody

Earlier today I popped into my local Superdrug whilst waiting for my Mum and Gran and again spent more than I intended. Oops!

Bourjois Happy Light Matte Serum Primer

Bourjois Happy Light Foundation in no52 Rose Vanilla

Loréal Super Liner Perfect Slim in Intense Black 

Loréal Lumi Magique Stylo Touche de Lumiére in 1 Light

Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Plum 

Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Watermelon 

Yeh ... so...oopsy :)


Saturday, 30 August 2014

We Got Our Wedding Pictures!

As you may or may not know I got married last month! Last week we got our wedding pictures and I am so happy with them. Generally I hate getting my photo taken and to be honest on the day I was getting slightly annoyed at the amount of posing seriously it took up half the day. 

It seems though that it was worth it as we got some really beautiful shots. I'm not gonna ramble on any more I'm just gonna pop some of my favourites of the two of us below. 

Julie xx

Too Scared To Sleep!

I just thought I would do a quick post on how I'm feeling. It's currently 3.54am and I am still awake. this is about the 4th night in a row that this has been the case. I think the first night I struggled because I was on a midnight finish at work and it takes me a long time to wind down after work to the point I want to sleep. Anyway as the week has gone on I have gotten more and more tired and started feeling unwell....probably due to the tiredness. Yet I still can't sleep. I'm getting some crazy headaches now and just don't feel right at all and because of this I'm too scared to go to sleep. I get like this now and then. Anyway its like I'm too scared to go to sleep incase I don't wake up again. Crazy I know. I mean for one thing if that did happen its not like I'm gonna know about it. It's getting  a little silly now. I have been like this for a long time I think I may have mentioned in a previous post that when I was younger I used to be scared to go to sleep incase the house went on fire and then I got really really scared of the wind so if it was a windy night I would pretty much be crying myself to sleep thats how much I hated it. I'm not scared of the dark or anything like that I think I'm almost afraid of sleep. I was always the child that wouldn't sleep incase I missed anything. I'm at the stage I need to get over this though and find a way to just shut off at night and go to sleep. What is really bizarre is that I can sleep in the day time no bother at all if I'm tired nothing is stopping me, but at night no matter how sleepy I am I will not go to sleep quickly. I have been in bed for probably about 6 hours now and although I am so tired I am still kinda wide awake. Sometimes I struggle if I know I have to get up and ready for a 6am start at work, I worry I will sleep in,  but I haven't even had that reason for the past few days as I have been on later starts. I don't want to take sleeping pills because as I said I sometimes have super early starts and don't want to risk sleeping in. I really don't know what to do, this has been a problem for so long it is pretty much normal for me but more recently I have been getting to sleep at a more decent time like around midnight, but this week it has gone all wrong.

Do you have trouble sleeping and overthink things like I do? Do you have any tips on how to switch off and get to sleep??

Ok time for another attempt at sleepy time :)

Julie xx

Monday, 18 August 2014

Jess is One!!!!!

Where has the time gone?? My little Jess is now a whole year old and has been with us for about 10 months!!! Although I say time has gone fast it does feel like she has been here forever. It's a really strange feeling. She has changed so much in the last 10 months. She has gone from a hyper crazy yet cuddly little kitten to....well basically the same but a little less hyper. She is no where near as cuddly as she used to be but it just makes me appreciate it even more when she does decide she needs cuddles.

She has become so much calmer in the last couple of months, since we got her a little brother Nugget.  They are so cute chasing each other about and she is like a typical good big sister who likes to keep and eye on him and make sure he is ok. Now when we take her outside she has a lot more tolerance for other cats. We still don't let her out by herself because we are out all day working and don't have a cat flap. Don't worry it's on the shopping list because as much as I wanted to try and keep Jess as an indoor cat she has made it quite clear she just isn't.

I still love her as much as the day we got her. In my eyes she will always be my little Jess, no matter how big she gets :)

Julz xx

Monday, 11 August 2014

Just Julz Blog is One!

I can't believe it Just Julz Blog is one year old today!!! I didn't think I would even stick it out this long. I didn't think I would ever have any followers...but it didn't matter I started this for me and it's just a bonus if someone else feels its worth following me :) As of now I have 76 followers on Bloglovin, not a huge amount but I am grateful for each one.

So much has happened in the last year. I have moved jobs, got 2 kittens, got married, amongst other things. I feel like I have grown quite a lot in myself as a blogger and I can't wait to see how much progress I have made on Just Julz second birthday!

Now that I have managed to stick to writing this blog for a year I want to make a commitment. I have decided that I will write at least one blog post a week. I have been terrible at not making this a regular thing, but now I really want to do it! I'm going to try and do something positive every week and write about it! For my sake as much as for my readers. I spend far to much of my free time sitting on my butt doing nothing. It's time to make some changes. :-)

Here are some highlights of the past year :

It's been a good one, but now's time to move on to the next .

Julz xx

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

National Lipstick Day - My Top 5

It's National Lipstick Day!! So I decided that it would only be fitting to share with you my 5 favourites. I haven't got a massive Lipstick collection, but I struggled to pick only 5. 

The 5 I went with are:
Topshop - Brighton Rock
Mac - Patisserie
Rimmel Kate - 107
Elizabeth - Red Door Red 02?
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine - 68 Candeur

The ones I wear most regularly are probably the Mac and Rimmel ones. The Chanel lipstick was a christmas gift from my now husband (!!) and I love it. It doesn't have a lot of colour pay off but feels super nice on.
As you can see I decided to wear the Rimmel Kate 107 today. Nice and bold lip for National Lipstick Day of course :)

I hear there is £5 of Lipsticks at Debenhams today so I may have to head on over to their website and make a couple of cheeky purchases :)

What's your favourite lipsticks? Can you recommend any for me?

Julz xx