Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Lifestyle | A Walk around Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottingham.









I really do count myself as being very lucky where I live, as there are lots of different green areas for me to visit. When I'm feeling a bit stressed or a bit down there is nothing I find better then hopping into my car and driving myself to one of these places. My favourite out of all of these spots is Attenborough Nature Reserve, which is just a 15 minute drive from my house. 

I really enjoy walking through the woodland tracks and being beside the huge lake which they have, with so much wildlife around. I love taking pictures of birds, ducks and flowers, they are just satisfying beings to capture. Also the whole landscape is so calm and peaceful it's my favourite place to escape the stresses of everyday life. Plus I always find it really helps to take a good book!

There is something about just going back to nature and being within a place like this. I think it is the best de-stress and anti-depressionant that you will ever find. Listening to the wildlife just going about it's day to day life is lovely. Whenever I visit this beautiful place I am always so sad when I have to go back to reality. 

Do you have any peaceful havens that you enjoy escaping to? I would love to hear about them. 

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Beauty | Bee Good Honey and Wild Flax Daily Moisturiser*

Bee Good Honey and Wild Flax Daily Moisturiser - £19.50 - Buy Here 

I am always on the look out for new moisturisers and I really enjoy looking around and testing them all out. I was very kindly send this lovely moisturiser by Bee Good and I could not wait to try it out. I have heard a lot about this particular skincare brand, they use the power of honey within all of their products because it is very kind and healing towards the skin. All of the honey used within their products are produced from British bees and British farmers and they support to help the population and to raise awareness for the British Honey Bees. 

The first thing I noticed about this product was how simple yet pretty the packaging was. This white tube with the teal detailing would not look out of place upon a dressing table. I do think that this type pf packaging is the best, simple yet effective. 
The Honey and Wild Flax Daily Moisturiser is states that it is suitable for normal to combination skin, I would describe my skin as normal and prone to the occasional break outs so this product suited my skin perfectly. The active ingredients within this product is British wild flower honey, British propolis which is where the natural antioxidant and antibacterial properties come from. 
What I noticed about this product is how light it's consistency was and a little does go a long way. It feels lovely when I apply it to the skin and I think that my skin loves it because it drinks it right up. The scent of this product is very fresh and awakening perfect for those early mornings.

I have been using this product for over a month now and this has become a stable within my morning skincare routine. I have noticed that my skin looks slightly brighter and less red then usual. My skin looks and feels nourished which was one of the hopes I had when I started using this product. This is a lovely product and one that I would not hesitate to purchase this is the future as I have really enjoyed using it over this past month. 
*this product was sent to me for reviewing purposes. 
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thoughts | Being 25 and Moving Out.


Monday saw me reach the age of 25, woo happy birthday to me. This got me thinking if you asked me 10 years ago what I thought my life would be I think I would have said that I would be living in my own house, married, maybe even expecting a baby. Now fast forward to reality that is my life, this is so much further from the truth. I am still in the same house in the same bedroom. I will admit to you that I did have a little bit of a panic on my birthday about what exactly I was doing with my life now that I am midway through my twenties. After about an hour of panic and relentless over thinking about how I have somehow failed at life, I took a deep breath and I took a step back. 

Yes I still live with my parents, I could afford to move out and rent a place with the boy I am just not ready for that responsibility yet I think I would make all the wrong choices if I decided to fly the nest now. I would be able to evenually cope with living on my own or with the boy but if I have a chance to stay at home and save for something that we can actually call our own then why not? I've come to realise that’s not a bad thing to be saving my money in order to be able to afford the deposit for a mortgage. I think there is a bit of a stigma about being over 25 and still living with your parents, people see it as a failure on your part somehow. There have been many times when I have had the ‘Oh, you still live with your parents?’ yes I do and I like that I am able to live with them and have a relationship with them when we’re all adults.

Next expectation I had of myself was marriage, now I have been with the boy for a year and 4 months now and to be honest if he asked me to marry him now, I would say No simply for the fact that you don’t rush something like that. There are many people I know around my age who have tied the knot and good for them I am really happy for them I am just not at that place right now. I guess it’s the same thing with children, to be honest when are you ready? I couldn’t not imagine myself having a child now, I really wouldn't cope and I am not at a stage in my life where I would be able to provide for the child completely, and even if this was the case, no way am I ready to be a mummy.

I like the fact that I have not rushed into anything in my life; I easily could have rented that flat and married that horrible boyfriend but I didn’t and I am happy with that. I am happy that I still live with my parents that I can my cup of tea in the morning whilst chatting with my mum face to face rather then down the phone, I am comfortable with my life.

I am hoping that in a year me and the boy will have enough money between us to take that next step and look for a house and I think it will be really hard for me but I know it’s something that I need to do and that I want to do. I am just not rushing things, as I would rather buy that three bedroom house over getting that one bedroom flat and having the stress of moving and having to get a new mortgage together. I know that it will still be stressful but I am hoping to that I will only have to do that once. Marriage? Well I want to at least live together for a few years just to make sure that we can actually live with each other, do you understand? I couldn't imagine anything worse then realising that you couldn't live with someone and that you were already married. 

Turning 25 has really made me think about things within my life and about where I am now and exactly what it is that I want to achieve. I know that it is a slow process but I am getting there. What I am trying to say that if you are in the same boat as me, please don't beat yourself up about it. You will get there and just enjoy life and whatever it throws at you. 


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