NEGATIVE NANCY

April 24, 2014




Hello lovelies. Just a quick post today. I mocked up this unicorn button the other day in an effort to make steps to being more positive in my life. Yes there is a lot of doom and gloom in the world and yes it makes me sad. I don't know about you but I'm a dweller. I analyse, worry, and deconstruct every little negative thing that goes on in my life. I've recently realised that this is so unconstructive and detrimental to my health that I just need to stop. But then I thought there's probably loads like me who would need that little nudge away from being a negative nancy! 

And so I give you the Curiously Lorin unicorn campaign! A symbol of happiness and a little reminder that there are still lovely things in the world we should be grateful for. Why a unicorn you may ask? Well who doesn't love a good unicorn? Plus they're supercute and to me symbolise beauty, positivity and being pure of heart. 

I'm going to try and make a little grab button on the side of my blog for this so when that's up feel free to help yourself and share it around. But please give credit where credit is due and refer back to this page so more people can find out about it.  


To kick things off I'm going to tell you 3 things that make me happy : 


1 // My family and boyfriend. I have a wonderful family who may seem a little crazy and dysfunctional   at times but I wouldn't swap them for the world. 

2 // Dancing. I couldn't imagine not doing it and I've met some wonderful people. They honestly feel like a little family to me and I get so proud watching them onstage. 

3 // My wonderful doggies. I have three fabulous dogs who are so special and unique in the own crazy ways. 


I would love for you guys to write your own post carrying on this campaign. Lets get a little bit of positivity over the internet! It can be on twitter, Facebook, blogger or any other platform you can think of. 


Here's what to do!

1. Copy or save the unicorn button. 

2. Share with your followers 3 things that make you happy and ask them to do the same. 

3. Tag bloggers who you think would love to do this! 

4. Send any pics, links to your efforts to me via the comments on this post. I don't know if this will work. But lets give it a go! 


Here are a few bloggers who I am tagging:





Get going ladies! I cant wait to see where this goes. 



xxx



A LETTER TO A 15 YEAR OLD ME

April 23, 2014



Dear 15 year old me,


I guess right now you feel like your pretty much stuck in the "Geek" stereotype you've been given at school. Don't worry. Keep working hard. You're gonna do well in your GCSE's. Oh, and don't take subjects at college you think will impress people or get the approval of your parents. Your true calling will shine through eventually and you'll spend the next 4 years making it happen.

Don't get upset when people make fun of your red hair and pale skin. One day you will look at yourself and realise being different isn't a bad thing. You'll learn that bullies look for traits that they can use to make you feel isolated. Keep your head high.

Remember to spend time with your little sister. Yes she's a pain in the bum now but she turns into a pretty great kid. Remind her constantly that bullies are just weak, limited people who target those with more talent and grace to try and break them down and make themselves feel powerful. Let her know you will always be on her side.

Dying your hair black was not and will never be a good idea. Also think about that tattoo. Yes I still like it but I definitely got it for the wrong reasons. Also ditch the hair extensions. They look really really bad.

Don't worry about the people who you believed were your friends. People come in and out of your life for a reason. Usually to teach you some kind of life lesson.

The same with boyfriends. Yes I know you have a boyfriend now but trust me, you'll have (a few) more before you find someone who accepts you for who you are. You will have your heart so broken that you feel you can't go on. You can. Picking yourself up off the floor will be hard, and you may have no one around to help you but you can do it.

Be tolerant of mum. For all she's a bit much and over protective she has your best interests at heart. And as for your step dad...you're going to fight a bit and one day will really clash but you have a really great relationship in the future.

Don't immediately dismiss that boy who doesn't quite look your type. He could be the best thing to happen to you.

Continue to be nice but don't let people walk all over you. Stay strong.


Your 23 year old self.


LUSH WISHLIST




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Well as it's getting closer and closer to my holiday I'm beginning to panic more about the state of my winter skin and hair. After having it stripped to a blondey colour last year my hair is dangerously brittle and in bad condition, and my skin in feeling sallow, tired and blemished. Time for a spring spruce! 

I've picked out some products from Lush which are on my shopping list for payday. Starting with the Rehab shampoo and maybe a couple of conditioners and hair treatments. I'm trying to grow my hair out and I know that rehab has some really good reviews. The conditioner and hair treatments I have picked are for damaged hair and hopefully will restore some manageability to my mane. 

For my face I have picked the cosmetic warrior face mask which claims to clear skin of blemishes and moisturise, which is much needed as my face is awful lately. The coal face cleansing soap is somewhat of a cult favourite and whilst I've never used it I am intrigued. The breath of fresh air toner just sounds lovely and light and refreshing. Hopefully this lot will give my skin the boost it needs!

You can never go wrong with bath bombs and these two are super pretty. The Olive branch shower gel looks great too and sounds really moisturising. 

Maybe I will come back and do a review when I have purchased these products. What do you think? Have you guys tried these products?


ORANGES AND LEMONS

April 18, 2014

 






Dress - Tu at Sainsburys // Shoes - Primark // Suitcase - Vintage
 
 
I finally managed to get some more outfit pictures done! This dress I picked up in Sainsburys for a mere £18 I think it was. To me that's a bargain!  I love the vintage feel of it. The shoes I have had a few years now but they are from Primark and I genuinely love them to bits. The suitcase is from the 1940's and from the Festival of vintage at York which I will be attending next weekend. Yay!


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