Friday, 22 April 2016

The Saddest Day

I wrote this yesterday and have debated long and hard about whether to post it or not but this blog really has become a coping mechanism for me so I'm going to do what I need to.

Sunny days are normally happy days for me. I never thought I could be so sad on such a beautiful day. Today is different though.

Today is the saddest day.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

YouTubers Cost Me A Fortune

A couple of days ago YouTuber Niomi Smart announced that she was bringing out a cookbook full of healthy recipes, and I immediately pre-ordered it. Not because I would buy anything she brought out but because I was genuinely looking forward to it. I have followed recipes on her blog and YouTube channel before and it's something she is good at.

It did suddenly dawn on me though that I have spent a fortune on things brought out by YouTubers over the last year or 2. Mostly books, it's unreal. I am not the sort of person to buy something just because it has someone's name on it, and everything I have bought is because I will use/read it.

I wanted to share how much I have though. I am sure there are people that have bought a lot more YouTuber merch than me but it is just crazy how it mounts up without you realising.

I have books by  
  Pointless Blog
Tanya Burr
Joey Graceffa
Sprinkle Of Glitter
Fleur De Force
Giovanna Fletcher

I have the SacconeJoly's calendar
Joe and Casper's dvd
Zoella make up bag
Tanya Burr lip glosses and I had the advent calendar

I'm not even sure if that's everything but it's all I can think of right now. Oh and obviously Niomi's book on pre-order and I'm so tempted to pre-order Tanya Bakes as well.

It's crazy how far YouTube has taken people in recent years. From making videos in their bedroom once a week to living off the money they are making doing it and getting books published and merchandise with their names on. It's crazy!

I think I'm in the wrong job haha!

Julz xx

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

The View From My Window

As I haven't been sleeping very well recently I have been seeing the sun rise on a regular basis, and this morning it looked really good! So being me I decided to try and get some pics. I was tempted to jump in my car and try and find somewhere to get some good ones,but I resorted to hanging out the spare room window instead!

Not quite the amazing pics I imagined but you get the was pretty :)

I'm going to try and get out and about with my camera as much as I can in the better weather and see what I can come up with. I need to get saving for a good camera I think though.

Julz xx

Monday, 18 April 2016

Mini Boots Haul

I've been to Boots :)

I didn't get a huge amount of stuff but I though I would share what I did pick up!

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Rimmel Volume Colourist Mascara

If I had to choose only one item of makeup to use for the rest of my life it would probably be mascara. If I'm having a no make up day I will still pop on a little bit.  So naturally I am making it my mission to try as many different mascaras as I can.

My latest purchase was the Rimmel Volume Colourist mascara.

I have always got on well with Rimmel mascaras and they are pretty much a go to for a basic everyday one.

This one is no exception it's an all round good product. It's lengthening and volumising. It isn't clumpy. Overall I'm very pleased with the results.

There is one more thing about this mascara, a unique selling point I guess. It has lash tint complex. Basically it claims to gradually tint your lashes over time. The time frame given is from 2 weeks continuous use. 

I'm going to test that out. I have been using it for the last two or three days, I should have taken a photo before I started using it but obviously, being me, I forgot. I'm guessing it's not made much difference so far though so I am taking a photo today of my bare lashes and then I will take another one after 2 weeks of continuous use. 

Obviously my lashes are pretty dark to start with so I'm not sure how much difference this product will really make to them but to be honest though even if it's not effective in the lash tinting it is still a really nice mascara and worth a shot. 

I will update you in 2 weeks if it's made any difference :)

Julz xx

Yet Another 25 Facts About Me

It's become a bit of a tradition to do one of these every year. It's not quite been a year since the last one but I thought I would do another 25 Random Facts About Me.

1. I'm the messiest person ever, however
2. I love tidiness .
3. I dream big, but struggle to push myself to achieve.
4. I eat the same meal over and over until I sicken myself of it.
5. I have an annoying habit of always finding a song to sing to go with what someone is saying to me.
6. I'm ALWAYS tired.
7. I'm a good listener when someone needs me to be.
8. I can't drink Red Bull, it makes me ill.
9. My favourite app is Sing!
10. I'm pretty much constantly in a day dream about how there has got to be more to life.
11. My anxiety sometimes gets to the point where I'm scared to answer the phone.
12. I have never drank enough that I've been unaware of what I am doing.
13. When I do drink though it's a cider.
14. I'm not very good at being an adult.
15. I'm at my happiest when I'm driving with music blasting and singing away.
16. I've really surprised myself that I have been OK living alone. I thought I would hate it.
17. I overthink absolutely everything. 
18. Rushing around gives me anxiety.
19. My most used high street make up brand is Rimmel.
20. I once tried to teach myself Gaelic.
21. I watch YouTube every single night when I go to bed.
22. I always sleep on the left side of the bed.
23. My favourite foods are Italian, pizza, pasta yummy!
24.I was obsessed with the film Grease when I was younger.
25. Apparently I don't sleep every night these days! (I'm finishing this at 2.20am)

Typical me this is late again but at least I got there eventually :)

Julz xx

Friday, 15 April 2016

My Brain Is On Holiday!

It was bound to happen at some point....I have writers block. 

I'm thinking so hard about what to write about today that I can't do it!

I thought I would just be honest about it rather than pop up some crappy rushed post!

In the past I think I have just ended up putting up anything just so I can say I have done a post, but that's not what I want to do. I really want to be putting up something at least half decent everyday.

Basically I didn't sleep at all the night before last and then I crashed out pretty early last night and slept through right until just before I had to leave for work. Then when I got home I started on the housework and I guess I just haven't found the time to sit and plan a post for today. 

Useless I am!! At least I can admit it. 

So yeah basically my brain has decided to take a little holiday, I think it knows I'm off work next week and has started it's holiday early!

I am going to sit and plan the next few days posts tonight though and try and be a little bit more organised! I'm also going to have a bit of a relaxing evening, I think better when I'm relaxed!

Wish me luck with breaking through the writer's block :)

Julz xx

Thursday, 14 April 2016


I have gone back to my struggling to sleep at nights and it totally sucks! It does however mean I have a lot of time only hands and I have used it wisely. Ok maybe not exactly wisely...I've been on YouTube! I have been listening to a lot of music and rediscovering some songs I used to love!

It's funny how you can not of heard a song in years but still know every single word. Some of these songs I genuinely love as much now as I did when they first came out. For some reason they really cheer me up and make me happy, even if some of them are a bit cheesy. 

This being the case I decided I needed to start a spotify playlist so that when I rediscover an old song I can add it to the playlist and not forget it again!

If you want to take a look you can find it HERE!

Basically a lot of 90's and 00's music. Backstreet Boys, Usher, Savage Garden, Blink 182, a1, Stacey Orrico, All American Rejects, Kelly Clarkson. A real mixture to be honest but I love it!

It's amazing how quickly music can change my mood!

Does it have the same effect on you?

Julz xx

Tuesday, 12 April 2016


It's Glossybox time again and it's looking like a good one!

Working In Retail

As you may or may not know I work in food retail and I have actually worked in retail since I was 16, so today I wanted to talk/ have a little bit of a rant about working in retail.

I honestly do enjoy my job the majority of the time, it's always busy, you get to meet lots of different people, you don't have a chance to get lonely, and generally you can have a bit of a laugh whilst you work.


Sunday, 10 April 2016

My Current Top 5 Lip Products

Now that we are in Spring I have found myself getting away from wearing the berry toned lip products and moving more towards the nudes and light pinks. I'm saving the brighter colours for Summer time.

Saturday, 9 April 2016

The Day I Thought My Cat Was Going To Kill Me!!

People often ask me why my cats are indoor cats and why I don't let them out. I usually say it's because of where I stay, or I don't have a cat flap. The real reasons....

Jess would kill other cats and Nugget would be killed!

I'm not even joking. For such a cute little cat Jess is scary as hell!

I actually feared for my life earlier. There is a cat, which I think belongs to our neighbours, that keeps popping up at our windows. It is a seriously cute fluffy thing but Jess doesn't seem to think so.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Jess, Jess and More Jess :)

Oh dear, I have not had a chance to do a post so far today, and being me I am not organised enough to have these done in advance! I refuse to fail to have one done today though so I thought I would do something easy and give you a little Jess update :) 

I have actually managed to get some pictures of her recently where she has been looking at the camera, you have no idea how hard it is to get these and how rare it is!

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Review: Sanctuary Spa 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask

I mentioned the other day that I have tried quite a few different skincare products and picked up some favourites along the way, today I want to talk about another of those favourites the Sanctuary Spa 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Spare Room Makeover ?!?

I need an interior designer! I have a spare room that has been sitting for at least 6 months with no wallpaper on the wall and basically it has become like the dumping ground/laundry room.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Dancing All My Problems Away

I haven't been feeling my best recently. From being tired all the time to unhappy with my image, to having no social life, to trying to decide what the hell I want to do with my life. These amongst other things have been... a lot!

I desperately needed to find a way to lift some of the weight on my shoulders before I started on a downward spiral back into depression and anxiety.

I think I found the best way to do this.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Cutting Out The Crap!

If you are a regular reader you will know I really struggle with my weight and I have a seriously unhealthy relationship with food.

Every now and again I go through a phase where enough is enough and I need to do something to lose weight and be more healthy.


Sunday, 3 April 2016

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

liz earle cleanse and polish hot cloth cleanser limited rose and cedrat

So obviosuly cleansing should probably be part of my everyday skincare routine...but it's not. I am so bad when it comes to skincare. I just do not look after my skin at all I'm terrible.

However I do go through phases where I try to look after my skin and therefore have tried quite a few different products and along the way picked up some favourites. So I thought I would write about some of them this month.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

What's In My Bag??

I thought it was about time that I did an updated What's In My Bag post...nothing to do with the fact I got a new bag.

Friday, 1 April 2016

I'm baaaaack

I'm not quite sure what happened to March, my plan was to post once a week...I didn't even post once in a month!

Life has just been a bit hectic recently really. I have been a bit down, nothing like I used to be, just not quite myself.

I have managed to get myself together just in time for the next month of blogging though, and there will be a new post every day at 6pm.  Here's hoping I can stick to it this time. I almost managed it in February but did miss a few days, you have no idea how annoyed I was with myself for not completing it!