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Soap & Glory Fantasy

Sunday, 29 March 2015


 Heyo Everyone!
I hope those of you that are on Easter Break are enjoying it! 

There is one thing I love about having some time off, and that is being able to relax...ahh... sitting in the sun now that it's starting to come out, movies, bubble baths.
Therefore, I'd like to share with you my crazy collection of Soap & Glory!

I find that although beautifully scented, it's also super nice on my skin and it leaves it feeling silky soft. I love how it is really feminine looking and Pink, I also enjoy reading their quirky little quotes on the products whilst in the bath. 



Bath Beauty


These are the little Beauties I have been enjoying in the bath with me recently.
(From Left to Right)
  • SUGAR CRUSH- Body Wash                                        (£10.50)                               
  • THE SCRUB OF YOUR LIFE- Body Scrub                  (£7.00)
  • THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER- Body Butter                   (£10.50)




  • BUTTER YOURSELF- Body Lotion              (£10.00) 
  • PEACHES AND CLEAN- 3 in 1 wash-off      (£8.00)

The Facial wash is a MIRACLE WORKER for facial softness! I love it!

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The Makeup Range


The eye-shadow & Lip set come together along with the Soap & Glory bronzer, blush, lipstick aaaannnnddddd.. A mascara! Oh I say Soap & Glory, you do know how to spoil us ;)

The Lipgloss and the Mascara does exactly what they say buuutttt.. I have naturally big lips so I don't tend to use this lipgloss as often but it is really nice and if you are wondering, does it actually pump up your lips? YES YES YES! Enjoy the tingles ;)

I have still yet to try out the sample serum I got given, comment below those who have tried it,
what are your thoughts are
 it?

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Creams


  • BUTTER YOURSELF- Smoothing Body Cream                 (£10.50)
  • THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER- Travel sized Body Butter     (2.50)
I LOVE travel sized ANYTHING! So of courseeeee I couldn't resist picking up everything mini sized!



This is such a good couple righ' 'ere!
This hand cream follows me everywhere. I greatly recommend it 
  • HAND FOOD- Non-Greasy Hydrating Hand Cream          (£5.00)
  • HEEL GENIOUS- Foot Mask                                              (£5.00)


Head on over to their site to check everything out: www.soapandglory.com/

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Everything I have mentioned in this blog post is some of the Soap & Glory collection I currently have including their funky hair turban. I have tried a wide amount of products from their range and I find them all amazing, I find some of their smells can be quite over-powering but Soap & Glory overall never fail to let me down!


Enjoy your pink relaxation!  


Ciao! xxx


Panic Attacks

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Heyo
Today will be a more personal but very common issue, something a lot of people suffer with.,
Panic Attacks.

What is a Panic Attack?

A panic attack is feeling a sense of fear, feeling like you are separated from the world around you.

Your body goes into something called: 'Fight and flight mode", this basically means you either fight the fear head on or you get yourself away from the stressor that is causing you your panic attacks. They can be triggered by almost anything.
You experience different things such as shaking, feeling sick, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating and sometimes depersonalisation/derealisation (where everything feels almost dream like in your view). We experience these things during a panic attack because our body prepares itself for 'danger', we get a rush of adrenaline which causes our heart to beat faster and our muscles to tense up.
"Anxiety is a heavy rock...Yelling at it won't make it go away...But  sometimes, if you take the time to feel the texture and ridges of your anxiety...It feels just a little less heavier than it was before"

For me?...
A panic/ attack is something I have learnt to control, but each and every time it is a scary experience. It's not just physical either, its mental too, being overwhelmed with fear and worry.
What triggers a Panic Attack?


Although there is no specific cause or 'trigger' to anxiety, we still have stressors such as: Being scared of heights, seeing a spider, being in a crowded area. The body sees these stressors which sets off the bodies alarm system, these things we see as a threat is a unnecessary trigger even when there is no real danger. My specific triggers are being in small places, being alone, heights & doing things that are stepping outside of my comfort zone.

A panic attack can happen literally anywhere:
  • At home
  • On a journey somewhere
  • At your place of education or work
  • Walking down the street
  • Meeting up with friends
  • At a park

And a panic attack can be triggered by anything:
  • Exams
  • An interview
  • Going on a date
  • Being in Crowded places
  • Being in a small place
  • Being somewhere new
  • Arguments


I think some people out there don't have enough understanding of panic attacks, a few people tend to think "Oh you are just too sensitive". I am sensitive, I do cry easily and I can't control my stress as well as others might do, but we are all beautifully different. Each time I feel panicky, I try to tell myself:
"Calm yourself, there is nothing to panic about"


but sometimes it's like my brain is ignoring this message and gives me a panic attack anyway.
It sucks. Anxiety sucks.  However, once you get past this stage of letting it control you, life becomes a lot easier, you just have to not let it dictate your life and do what you want to do. I feel I have more control over it now and I am a lot more confident in situations that a few years ago would cause me to panic.



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My first Panic Attack
I have been suffering with panic attacks for the past 2 years, this may not be a long time compared to most people out there who may have had them longer but I certainly understand what it is like feeling scared, needing advice and I know the feeling of not being in control of your own body.

Panic Attacks can be small or minor depending on the anxiety levels. I am not sure what first triggered my first panic attack but I remember the experience itself clearly.
 My first time having a panic attack was a really frightening thing in my life. I started off feeling a little light headed and sick, I didn't realize my breathing was too quick and I was hyperventilating. It felt as though I couldn't breathe, I remember going outside quickly and I got on all fours on the cold ground wanting to breath normally, to be honest it felt like a heart attack. I was confused as to what was happening. I thought something terrible was going to happen to me.



During this first time of me having a panic attack I found that support is so important.


Some may find it helpful to get talked to calmly whilst having one. However, for me, being asked questions like "are you okay?" constantly did not help, i am grateful they cared so much, but at the time it didn't feel helpful I just wanted silence and a hug I guess? I just wanted someone to ring a medical helpline, they did eventually as no one knew what was happening, the lady on the phone tried to explain it to me and distract me with questions to calm me down but I just felt like "Hey how do you expect me to answer when I feel as though I'm being suffocated!" However, the method of trying to distract your mind does work.





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If someone is having a panic attack, it is best to say:
"Everything will be okay, calm... Nothing bad will happen to you...what you are feeling is perfectly natural...it will be okay soon... calm."


We don't want to hear things like:
"Just try and stand up...stop being silly...don't be so sensitive your fine...just breath normally then you won't be light-headed".
We don't ask to feel this way! We don't ask for it to happen! I can understand it''s hard for some people to understand if they've never experienced a panic attack before, but I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

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 Panic Attacks never last longer than 5-20 minutes although every minute you have it for feels like eternity, every second goes by slowly.


"Deep breaths, steady your breathing for me. I know it feels hard to do so but try for me it will help you, it's hard to control but breathe through your nose...good...now through your mouth slowly as though you are blowing out a candle"
Controlling your breathing can determine how quickly you recover from the panic attack, the faster you can get your breathing at a steady rate you feel a lot less panicky.




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 I have been getting a lot better at controlling my panic attacks, the thing that I find most useful to me is doing some yoga, going to get fresh air alone and the use of reading relaxation scripts to myself. I can't stress enough how much these help me through times of anxiety.

Inner Health Studio provide some fantastic ones:
 http://www.innerhealthstudio.com/relaxation-scripts.html

If any of you would like to share your stories with panic attacks below I'd love to hear but I also understand that these things can be quite personal. Giving advice would be really supportive for everyone else reading this blog post.


"Everything will be okay...calm"

Ciao friends

 


Minnies | Poorly Day!

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Today I stayed at home feeling reeeealllyy poorly! (go away cold, pretty please!)
I thought about home remedies and my friend suggested Mannuka Honey.

I will have to try it. Any other suggestions?

Minnies Introduction

Monday, 16 March 2015

Heyo!

I will keep this post Sweet & Simple!




I would like to start doing posts called 'Minnies' which is my own original idea, they will be like a mini-post that will be uploaded more frequently than my regular posts. I thought that this would be a nice idea, it's a way just to share with you my thoughts for the day, quotes that you may like, advice or general mini things!
I hope you all enjoy them!


Ciao xxx



Mother's Day ❀

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Heyo!
 First of all, Happy Mother's Day to all Mummies out there, I hope you had a really lovely day!


These were some of the things that my mum had for her mother's day! 
I always make a little something for almost every occasion! So I decided to make a crafty-picture! 


This was another craft I made for mother's day. Simple cut-out card, strong glue & shells! 
Ahh I love shells! 


This was the Pandora Charm that we got my mum, it's really lovely! There were so many children going in with their daddies to the jewelers to get Pandora charms!

We spent most of the day going around the shops with my parents so that my mum could do some shopping, she bought herself a beautiful nightie from Marks and Spencer! They have really nice night- wear in there.


We made cupcakes!
Some of the icing went wrong, but they are sooooo good and we had loads of fun making them!

We ended the day having a super-delicious meal and my mum enjoyed her day which was the most important thing!



Mother's Day can be both happy and sad. We went to go visit my dad's mother today to lay flowers on her grave, it makes you remember how much our mothers mean to us.
 We all only get one mum who we should love and care for always, that's why today is really important.

I'd love to hear about your day, what was Mothering Sunday like for you? 

Comment below!

Ciao xxx




My Minnie-Big Weekend

Monday, 9 March 2015

 I love when you have a really good weekend and it makes the Monday after feel so much less dull and drab!

I met up with one of my friends for a sleepover, the whole thing was all laughs and giggles!

Our sleepovers are usually the typical girly- pampering session: nails, munchies and shopping.
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Let's open this chapter of the book of my weekend!
*opens with loads of glitter fluttering out*

"Once Upon a time..."



Morning


We should make these more often for breakfast!
They were yummy-licious!

Heart-shaped Nutella and Banana Bread! (This would be really nice toasted!)


My friend and I LOVE Nutella, by the end of making these we were practically eating the Nutella off of the spoon!



Shopping Time!

How could we have possibly gone in to town without taking a little trip into Lush!
It smells oh-so heavenly every time you walk in there! 


The Lush Items:

  • Wiccy Magic Muscles
  • Sex Bomb
  • Honey I Washed the Kids

We also got loads of beauty products, clothes and other items that I would personally like to share perhaps as a haul soon on my blog!



The weekend ended with a delicious meal out with my family at this beautiful restaurant, all the staff were so friendly and the food was ah-ma-zing!

 *Drools over the dessert*


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I had such a good day in town!

 The one thing that made my day was walking into the Disney store! It's so special from the moment that you enter it, little kiddies running around super happy and little girls looking like mini princesses. I have never been Disneyworld before, so this is the closest I can get to Disney for now!
Have you been to Disneyworld yet? (If so, I'm jealous!)

I also saw one of my favourite people in town, it made my day just that little more magical.
That was definitely one of the best highlights!




Ciao xxx





Spring Crafts

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Spring is nearly here! Yey!

Ahh, I love spring. The longer days, warmer weather, the flowers beneath my feet...Bliss.
Did you know the first day of Spring is called 'Vernal Equinox' where there is supposed to 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night?

Today I would like to share with you some of my artistic makes which you could find to try and make yourself, with friends and it would even be fun to do with younger children.



Screen Printing


"When you can put your foot on nine daisies you can say it's spring"

This screen printing I did a while ago was super fun! It's really easy to do!
I think it would look really fantastic and cute if it was framed.

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Make a Spring designed cushion!


This Beautiful designed cushion was complex to make but totally worth the patience!
This Spring Make does require using dye for the fabric, so just be careful! :)


The butterflies were made with a stamp that I made myself, a little wooden square with cut out pieces of foam stuck to it...Easy Peasy! :)

I think it looks really great as a home decoration to be placed somewhere, mine is currently sitting on my bed making it all Springy- like (no pun intended)

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Hand-made Card Craft


Aimed towards younger ages. A simple, creative card making activity that they can then send to someone special this Spring :)


I hope you enjoyed these few little ideas, they are really fun to make!
I'd love to see people's replications of them, be sure to post them on my other social media sites if you'd like to share!

See you next time,

Ciao xxx



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