Monday, 6 February 2017

How to be selfish...

Hello lovely people.

So, these winter nights and this miserable weather really does take it's toll mentally and physically. I've become a sloth (kind of always have been though) and I'm not happy about it. It's difficult to stay motivated and positive when you feel like you have been living in artificial light for months. Alas I feel like I'm slowly figuring out ways to feel positive and productive even if it's the little things. Being selfish for a change is not a crime. You can become your own worst enemy sometimes and you feel there's no need to stop and be just by yourself. Trust me being by yourself and caring for yourself from time to time makes the world of difference. I'm going back to university this September to study English which I am so excited about and glad I'm ready to push myself. Knowing I have this goal really helps with preparing.
Reading - I've always read books but I'll admit I've never been a consistent reader; but knowing I'm jumping head first into a degree has given me the push I need to educate myself in small easy ways. Educating yourself is so rewarding and can really help increase memory and focus. I've set myself a goal of reading at least a chapter of a book every night without fail. To my surprise this small change worked! I began getting into the books I was ready and at points I would realise I've ready about five to six chapters and have been completely engrossed without realising. This has also been helping get to sleep a lot easier than usual because I'm not on my phone in the night as much.
Blogging! - I'm really enjoying blogging and youtube lately. It again stimulates my mind because I'm writing and editing and it gives me such an amazing sense of achievement when I notice people are actually visiting my blog and taking the time to read my posts.
Winding Down - Whether this is watching a new movie, drinking copious amounts of tea or just listening to some music. Winding down is so important give yourself time to de-stress and try and forget about the world for at least 5 minutes. It makes a difference!
Diet - I'm the biggest culprit for letting my diet slip at the moment. It is difficult but I find when I eat healthy I feel like I have so much more energy and I feel happier. I'm not saying cut out everything bad because you should definitely be able to treat yourself; but maybe those biscuits you love, eat two of them instead of 5. Or have one sugar in your tea instead of two. Little things mean a lot!
Mindfulness - So I recently discovered this app called 'Headspace' and it's so helpful. It calms you down if you're feeling overwhelmed and anxious and it enables you to create time for yourself, even if you listen to a session for ten minutes. That ten minutes was your undivided attention for yourself.
Emotions - Understand your emotions and appreciate they're there that's what makes you human. You'll get upset over situations and you'll feel the pressure, but that's okay. It's okay to cry whenever you want to, it definitely doesn't show weakness. Don't beat yourself up even when you really want to. Just take a breath and appreciate yourself and how far you've come.
Pamper Yourself - When your'e really down I understand how difficult it is to even shower but sitting in the bath, reading a book and taking time to look after your skin once in a while feels so rewarding. Even if you've done nothing else in the day that hour or so of self care can feel like such a massive achievement that day. Enable yourself to be selfish and treat yourself with the same love you treat others. looking after yourself mentally and physically is so important and don't be ashamed to do so...
I hope this has helped if anyone is feeling a bit uninspired, anxious, stressed or overwhelmed at the moment.

Thank you for reading.
Chloe x

Sunday, 22 January 2017

VLOG: PARIS ADVENTURE





Saturday, 21 January 2017

A Few Days in Paris

Hello lovely people!

Hope you've had an amazing week. So this week I travelled to Paris for a few days to do some sightseeing and exploring the beautiful city. We travelled via the Eurostar and would highly recommend using it. It was so simple to catch and if you book early the prices are very cheap. It took us around two hours to get there and our hotel was about 10 minutes walk. We got to our hotel around five and dropped our bags and went for a walk around the area to see what's near. We stumbled across a beautiful opera house and the biggest shopping mall I have ever seen. We were amazed by the fact they had an entire building for women's clothing and a completely separate building for men's. We walked our legs off! It was very cold which was expected in january but it didn't stop us. The metro seemed pretty simple the layout was the same as the London underground but we didn't bother with the metro. We felt we would see more walking, and we did. We Visited the Sacre Coeur  up Montmartre. The views were spectacular and the square is full of artists painting.



We walked from here back down which is a lovely walk because the streets are full of little shops and cafe's. We decided to walk to the Arc De Triomphe where we went underground to see the landmark up close. The detail and patterns were breathtaking and I would advise anyone to see it.



The last full day we had we wanted to see the Eiffel Tower and go up the tower to look at the views. The Eiffel tower has strong security but still keep an eye on your belongings. it cost eleven euros each and you can take the stairs but we were too lazy and decided on the lift. They have cafe's on the lower floor and gift shops but we were more fascinated by the fact they had an ice rink on there too!


We walked from the Eiffel Tower down to the Louvre and came across the lock bridge. The Louvre was huge! the grounds went on and on and the architecture was amazing. We didn't go inside because we didn't have a lot of time but just walking around the grounds is enough to be astounded.



Finally let's talk about the food... It was so tasty! It is pretty expensive but it's nice to experience having a meal and trying the pastries. You definitely have to try the macaroons too because they're out of this world!



I hope you enjoyed reading!

Have a lovely day...

Chloe x

Saturday, 14 January 2017

VLOG: Get Ready With Me!



Hey Guys!

I did a short get ready with me vlog. If you enjoyed please leave a thumbs up and subscribe!

Thank you for your support.

Chloe x

Monday, 9 January 2017

New Year, New Blog Goals.


Hello, Lovely people!

I hope you all had an amazing New Year. My New Year consisted of a Chinese takeaway and a Harry Potter marathon (could you even imagine a better New Years eve). As Always I want to apologise for the millionth time for being the worst blogger ever and failing at being consistent on my blog. With this said one of my resolutions for this year was not only to be more involved in blogging again but to also keep up with my youtube channel and even start doing Vlogs! I'm nervous but extremely excited... I'm one of those people that thinks I am such a boring person that doesn't do anything exciting that doing vlogs is pointless; but then I think - wait there my favourite vlogs are when you follow them around on a typical day! So even if I get 2 views or 200 I definitely want to pursue this goal because it's been something I've been wanting to do for an extremely long time.

So I'm heading to London and Paris very soon so will begin my vlogging adventure then! I'm going to use my phone for recording because who ever starts youtube with a good camera right? It's tradition to have a phone camera! I also want to start working on outfit videos as I have a pretty good response to some looks I put together on my instagram so why not!

A few of my other resolutions and goals are

  • To stay organised and plan.
  • To be more confident in myself.
  • To stop beating myself up about failing because no one is perfect.
  • To appreciate the little things more.
  • To stay in Uni this time! (you can do it Chloe)
What are your New Years resolutions and goals?

Let me know in the comments and feel free to subscribe to my Youtube ready for vlogs!


Thanks for reading...

Chloe x

Monday, 18 January 2016

Day & Night Skincare Routine.



My first youtube video linked to my blog OMG.

Hope you enjoy and hope this video helps you.


Thanks guys!

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

My Minimal Makeup Routine.

I know what you're thinking...
and I know I haven't posted on here in a while and I'm not making any excuses towards my absence, it's just me being an almighty procrastinator. BUT... I am back and I am going to try my hardest to blog once to twice a week as of now. Thank you for your patience, now lets get into this blog post.


Today I am talking through my most recent makeup routine. Recently i've been really focusing on looking after my skin and creating my own strict skincare routine to tackle my problem areas. I've been pretty much walking around with no makeup on for the past 3 weeks and I'm okay with that; but it's always nice when your'e feeling a bit down to put a bit of makeup on, even if your'e lounging around your house. So on those days here is what I've been using.
I'm starting off with my base: Liz Earle moisturiser for dry/ sensitive skin. This is just a light moisturiser that I use in the morning after completing my skincare routine. This particular moisturiser is pretty much made up of natural ingredients so I know I'm not putting anything harsh on my face.

Next I apply my: Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint with SPF 15 in the lightest shade. This is a moisturiser in itself but due to my skin reacting to the cold weather I prefer to use both the moisturiser and the skin tint. I apply this with my fingers and It's gives me that 'no makeup' makeup look. It's a very light coverage skin tint so it feels light on the skin and keeps the skin looking radiant and shows the skins natural glow. I've been substituting my foundation for this and my skin is certainly thanking me for the switch.

The next few things I do Is just an everyday thing which is brushing through my brows, curling my eyelashes and applying whatever lip balm is there (usually a good old Nivea lip balm does the trick). After that I apply my L'oreal 'Superstar false lash mascara' which is an absolute god sent and a pretty good drugstore bargain YAY! This mascara has two ends, a primer which you apply first and wait to dry then the actual mascara which I only apply one coat because the primer gives it the overall volume.

After that I apply the Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess Bronzer in 02 Medium just to the apples of my cheeks and slightly into my temples, then I brush over my nose and forehead with any of the bronzer left on the brush just to make me look a little less dead. This has a slight shimmer so I don't really need to apply a highlighter.

And finally I apply my Mac lipstick in the shade 'Modesty' which is basically a your lip colour but better if that makes any sense at all.... It's basically a nude pink colour. And that's it! Pretty simple look if you want a minimal look or if you're in a hurry.

Here is the final look... brace yourselves you'll have to look at my oh so happy face.


Hope you enjoyed this post and leave me any feedback or if you'd like anymore details on the products used.

Bye Guys!