Author: Em

25, blogger. Swears a little too much and definitely drinks too much gin. Just a girl wanting to make the world smile.

The Thing About Money Worries…

Uncategorized August 24, 2017

Guys, girls and all of you amazing humans out there! I’m going to say something a little bit taboo- everyone of us, is awful with money. I know of not one single person out there that hasn’t once thought ‘how on earth am I meant to get to the end of the month?’!

It’s a cruel fact of life that we have/will/ or continue to have sleepless nights over bills. Those pangs of anxiety when you check you bank balance to see you in your over draft for the millionth time or just the overwhelming feeling of despair when your financially crawling to the end of the month. As someone wiggling like a pregnant caterpillar to the end of the month praying, she has enough to buy a few gin’s at the airport. I thought I’d share a few thought’s I’ve had on the matter.

It comes and goes.

As cliché as it sounds we all have good and bad times when it comes to money. One month we can be utterly balling and the next we can be living on noodles and counting down to the next time we get paid. It’s unfortunate, but it happens. You are not alone when it comes to the anxiety to reach the end of the month.

We all get behind.

I don’t know one person in my entire circle that hasn’t got behind in their bills. If someone tell’s you they haven’t, I can be 99% certain that they’re lying. Or there some mega money making billionaire without a finical care in the world.

Stop giving yourself a hard time because you missed a payment. It will all come good in the end.

Write a list with a the most important bill at the top.

My car payments will always be my top priority- I need it to get to and from work. Make a list with all your out goings and work your way down it. Prioritizing one bill over another is hard but necessary, don’t feel guilty about it.

Don’t be scared to ask for help

Friends and family will help. It’s that simple. Even if not financially, they will provide an ear to listen when you have called a company 45 times to receive snotty Susan on the line who seems unwilling to help or hear you out.

Likewise, call the lender- speak to a few people about what they can do for you. I’m not going to lie companies such as O2 have really gone above and beyond for me. I’m pretty speechless.

Remember, no matter what happens you will be okay.

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This weekend definitely burnt through my savings. Damn, prosecco!

 

 

You have been, and I’m sure will go through plenty of money problems in your life time. The good , the bad and the down right, what the heck we ‘re you thinking – why did you need that much prosecco!’ moments will always come and go. Remember- money isn’t worth making yourself ill over.

Seriously, can we all stop beating ourselves up. Yes everyone out there is in completely different financial states. BUT, you can do this! Overdrafts, credit cards, phone bills- WILL NOT BEAT YOU. And it feels hella good to pay the utterly crap things off!

 

 

25 Reasons I can’t wait for Christmas.

Uncategorized August 23, 2017

Yes! Its August but I and everyone else seems to be feeling a little festive! I think it gets to this point every years, when the X factor count down rears its ugly head and we start to wonder if it’s too soon to bulk buy mulled wine. Or is that just me?

So, I thought I would make a list of all the Christmas greatness. Enjoy, Grinch’s !

    1. Mulled wine.
    2. The smell of a Christmas Tree, it’s magic.
    3. Watching the weekly Harry Potter film even though you have the boxset gathering dust.
    4. Strictly vs. Xfactor debate- we are most definitely Strictly.
    5. Bitter Christmas babies looking exasperated because in the run up to Christmas their least favorite aunt gave them a Christmas card as a birthday one. Speaking as a Christmas baby, we are grateful but it’s EVERY DAMN YEAR!
    6. MINCE PIES= Pastry filled with Christmas goodness.
    7. Family meals. Nothing can beat that cheesy grin of a grandparent at the head of the table watching their family adoringly.
    8. MICHEAL BUBLE IS EVERYWHERE. I ❤ BUBLE!
    9. Binge watching every Christmas/Disney film and proclaiming your love for them all.
    10. Festive candles- there isn’t a better candle that Yankee Christmas Eve. Sorry, but any other is just not acceptable.
    11. Christmas Markets.
    12. All the food.
    13. Food regret- whilst opening the quality street tin. No calories at Christmas?
    14. Convincing yourself that this year is the year it’s going to snow. And it doesn’t.
    15. Dad’s anger when you kick his arse at trivial pursuit.
    16. Spending time with that one favourite cousin you never see.
    17. Dressing dogs up.
    18. Lights, all the beautiful twinkly lights.
    19. Pigs in Blankets. Drool.
    20. Mulled wine, again but we only get it once a festive year!
    21. Christmas jumpers
    22. Boxing day laziness
    23. Christmas Eve panic, wrapping at 11.45pm- YOU CAN DO IT!
    24. Baileys. Original- no fancy flavours needed.
    25. A massive Christmas cuddle from your dad after he opens the rubbish pair of socks you get him every year. Bliss.

 

If you haven’t guessed, Christmas is very well loved in our house. Or at least the build up is. Christmas is about spending time with the people we care about, we truly never know how long we have them for. So, here’s to Christmas in August!

Q&A TIME!

Uncategorized August 22, 2017

With a new site, a Q&A is a must right? I say Q&A, only a few people asked questions so its slightly like drunken ramblings after 4 chick flicks and 6 bottles of wine. But I’m going to go with it! So, go grab a cuppa and get to know this chunky little blogger!

Who would play you in a movie?

I don’t know, I’d love to see Amanda Seyfried. I think she’s pretty epic and her comedy timing is amazing(she’d need it trust me). I’ve loved everything she’s been in since Mean girls, so she’d definitely do an amazing job!

Celeb Crush? Male and Female.

Believe it or not I really don’t have a Celebrity Crush. There’s definitely a few men out there that IMG_3304I quite fancy but it just depends on my mood!

Girls, I’d have to say P!NK. She’s such a bad ass and exudes confidence. I think that’s one of the things that I admire about her so much. She’s unapologetically herself.

Favourite Emoji

Have you not seen my Twitter? Obviously the two little pink hearts. Very closely followed by the two Champagne glasses clinking!

Favourite Song

Right now, Boys by Charlie XCX or Dua Lipa’s New rules. I am definitely caught singing them all too often!

But my all-time go to song, is Gentleman’s Excuse Me by Fish. It reminds me so much of my mum and dad.

Favorite thing about blogging.

It have to be the amazing women I’ve met along the way. People like, Chloe, Debra, Steph and Abbey- who constantly empower and reach out to the community. They’ve helped me more than they will ever know.

Worst Fear.

Frogs. I once went on a date with a guy and it went SO well, until the walk home. When the ENTIRE road was covered with frogs. I am not being over dramatic (well maybe a little bit) but there were what felt like hundreds of frogs all over the road.

So, obviously I broke down in hysterics and physically couldn’t move. And I wonder why, said guy and it didn’t last?

Happiest memory.

FullSizeRender (22)I want to say something profound, like graduating or passing my driving test. In all honest one of my happiest memories was meeting my grandad for a pint on my lunch at college(it was my 18th Birthday- not just a tough dad being attached to a sewing machine).

Favourite TV show.

The Big Bang Theory. I love it because it encompasses everything that I love in life, Star Wars, Comics and sarcasm.

I am also, slightly partial to a David Attenborough documentary. I love him.

Dream Job when you were younger

I really wanted to be a vet. I just unfortunately didn’t have the confidence to pursue it. I still would love to retrain but I definitely think I would be out of my element.

If you could only wear one colour for the rest of your life what would it be? Socks and Underwear included.

Black- slightly morbid but true. I like black, blacks comfortable and flattering to all shapes and figures. It always looks professional- even if you have worn the same jeans for a week.

Potential employers please look away* I really like the confidence nice lacey black undies gives me(not just me but all women I think). As I’ve said in a previous blog underwear can be a great asset in improving any ones confidence.

And that’s my rambling Q&A completed! I hope you enjoyed and if you have any further questions please feel free to pop them in the comments below!

 

 

 

A Little More About Me!

Uncategorized August 21, 2017
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Awkward selfie I know!

After a little read through my posts I’ve noticed they’ve been a little on the heavy side! So, I thought I would mix things up a little with this post! Now this may not be my first blog- hell, it’s not even my second, but I thought I would introduce myself into this little space.

 

So, Hi I’m Em.

I’m a coffee obsessed 24 year old, very soon to be 25, and I will find ways to complicate EVERYTHING. I am the girl who set’s their hair on fire blowing out a candle, YES THAT HAPPENED. Thanks dad for saving 1.5 of my eye brows.

I am very much single, unless my strong love affair with Pinot Grigio Blush counts as a solid relationship? No, well I can’t say I’m not utterly disappointed.

Anyway, I digress.

I graduated in 2014, from the University of Northampton, expecting the world to fall at my feet. Spoiler* it didn’t. But none the less, I have continued to surprise myself and others around me. From finally passing my driving test, to singing actually finding jeans that fit- my life is full of surprises, or flukes. Whatever you want to call them! They happen.

My mum and I (check me out getting it the right way around), have a running joke I am very similar to Bridget Jones, just she has more friends and a better job. Great. Yet, I have to agree like good old Bridge, if something can, it will go wrong. The only logical thing is to drink vodka in your pajamas and blast out some classics? Right?

Any hoo, if you were scrolling through the internet wanting a beauty blogger with the picture perfect life I am sorry this blog may not be for you. But if your wanting to have a laugh, a cry and maybe a little bit of motivation then this lil blog of mine may just be for you!

Hope to see you soon! If not have a nice day xxx

P.S I apologise for my poor images. I can only get better!

Bumped heads and Bandaged Knee’s.

Uncategorized August 18, 2017

So my little Cherubs, I am back.

Not that I’ve gone anywhere, I’ve just uploaded a new blog post.

I’ve recently reached out to you guys and girls about my MH and rubbish bits that been thrown at me along this bumpy road that is life. So I thought, I’d do a little motivational post to tell remind us all that they’re may be a few bumped heads and bandaged knees, but we are all pretty epic.

First things, first.

You’re awake.

You’re dressed.

You’ve thrown make up at your face and don’t look like a reject from the circus. BONUS!

If any of the above three have been completely, you’ve got to day in

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Nothing quite like a wine with mum- we all need it sometimes.

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Past accomplishments

In the self-love tag I was reminded of all the things I thought were never possible but I did. Passing your driving test, finding the love of your life or going on a trip you never thought possible. YOU DID THAT! And that’s amazing.

You’re Loved.

We all have people and/or pets in our lives that love us unconditionally, no matter our flaws. If you’re a little stressed, it might be time to grab a cup of tea and call a loved one. Or I find taking to the dog equally as therapeutic and without any unnecessary sarcasm.

Honestly, you will be surprised how many people will be there when you need them to be.

You have survived every bad day in your existence!

*Read the above sentence 3 times and repeat*

Everyone has bad days, some worse than others. Yet, you still picked yourself up and got on with it. So this little mountain will perish, don’t you worry.

 

So There you have it! Our motivational quote to get us through the tough times, like Tuesday and Next sales. WE CAN DO THIS!

FRIDAY FAVES: No 1.

Uncategorized August 17, 2017

Now, I wouldn’t get to excited for this post, it will only be uploaded when I actually have things to talk about. But right now there are a few things that are totally rocking my world and destroying my bank balance. So I thought I’d let you in on them.

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I love Autumn. Picture taken by me!

 

White Mocha

The delicious-ness of a Starbucks White mocha can now be somewhat achieved at home. Nescafé have launched a new sachet of heavenly coffee which has seemingly blown my mind! It’s so lovely and frothy and definitely gives you the ‘warm and cozy’ Autumn feeling everyone is craving right now. Just REMEMBER the second stir is needed to make sure you don’t have any massive lumps of powder attacking you teeth

L’Oréal Paradise Exotic Mascara.

Tip: Curl you eyelashes. You’ll thank me.

After the first 3 applications I hated this mascara, it was clumpy and just not the fluttery goodness I was hoping for. I don’t know if there was too much product in the bottle or it just takes a little getting used to but the 4th application was a game changer. My lashes, look Long, fluttery and it stays! ITS ALL I COULD EVER WANT IN A MASCARA.

I am a girl who throws make up at her face and hopes for the best. Seriously, my makeup skills rival a 6 year old. I had my eye on this mascara a few weeks before it launched in the UK- purely because of the packing. Yes, I am indeed that basic, but I have to say I am obsessed and cant wait to wear this bad boy on holiday!

Next, Antigua Room defuser.

This is my ultimate babe of smells. A room defused of beach, cocktail filled holiday goodness, its just perfection. Next has really knocked it out of the ball park with this one.

I’ve had this diffuser for nearly 3 months and I still have a quarter of the bottle(Praying it lasts till the Christmas scents so I can change it to the equally lovely winter fragrance). Now don’t get me wrong it does cost a little more that usual (£18 ish) but it really does last and makes the most amazing difference to any room.

Autumn.

A bit of an odd one to say its August, but I am ready for fluffy coats, blankets and Latte’s now.

Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

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Yes! Picture sourced from newnownext.com.

 

I have spent the past 4 days Binge watching this absolute amazing show. I have to admit this isn’t the first time I’ve watched the show, but it just makes me so happy. I ABSOLUTELY ADORE the relationship Ru has with the other judges and, indeed contestants.

Ru Paul’s drag race is a show that screams opportunity. An opportunity to be yourself an opportunity to learn to love your flaws and an opportunity to view a completely different way of life. And I absolutely love it!

P.S I really need to take some make up tips off pretty much 90% of the contestants.

I told you it would only be a ‘few’ but I can promise you that these are my current, can’t live without products. I could probably list a lot of tat but these few things really do keep putting a smile on my face. So, here’s to next time, lovelies.o

Self Love Tag

Uncategorized August 17, 2017

So, the little babe that is Chole, tagged me in the self-love tag. And I thought it was about time I stopped putting myself down and remember that even though some days I walk around with my leggings on backwards, I’m alright.

Without blowing my own trumpet, let’s get on with the Self Love Tag.

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Of course, the love of my life needs to be shown in this tag!

What’s Getting you down at the moment?

Right at this very moment my bonkers hormones are getting me down. As a whole, my anxiety has really been amplified recently. I have no idea why or if there is a specific reason for it but sometimes I hate the thought of going out of the house because of it.

What makes you happy?

I am such a home bunny, so being at home. Being all snoodled up in my dressing gown and slippers really does make me so damn happy it’s unreal. Throw in a musical sound track and I am in my own little pod of happiness.

I should also mention my smelly little dog in this, too. He’s so happy all the time and it’s so lovely to be around.

Three Guilty pleasures.

Craig David- I know all the words to fill me in and I don’t intend on stopping blasting that bad boy out on the motor way!

Peppermint Tea- not necessarily a guilty pleasure, but drinking tones of it a day definitely makes me feel guilty!

Bridge to Terabithica- YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT. I love it. I sob every time.

What is something about yourself you’d like to improve on?

I’d love to improve on my confidence. In fact that’s one of the reason’s I haven’t met some of the girls I’m desperate too! I can’t help thinking this podgey blogger (yes, that’s what I shall call myself from now on), will be a little bit of a let-down.

When was the last time you belly laughed?

I have no idea how long ago it was, but it was a while- bit sad really. I laughed so hard at some little sarcastic thing my mum did. We are so similar, so when it comes to sarcasm- we know what’s going to happen before it does.

What is your biggest insecurity and fear?

Ooo, this is delving a little deep, isn’t it? Erm, I’d have to say that I will end up alone. I think because I’m an only child it makes me really aware that I could end up that way. At least I will always have wine.

Name a song that always cheers you up when you’re down

Craig David- Fill me in. Obvs.

Name 3 things you like about yourself

I like my eyes- their almost black and I can’t hide my emotions behind them (if that makes sense).

I don’t think I’m a bad person. I may have been in the past but you definitely learn to be yourself as you grow older. And as I stand right now, I’m not horrible.

I wear my heart on my sleeve. A hindrance and one of my favourite things about myself. When I go through something it’s so obvious. I just can’t hide it. With that everyone knows where they stand with me. They know why I don’t answer their texts, they know why I give them that extra cuddle; I am transparent.

What is an achievement that has made you proud of yourself this year?

GETTING THROUGH THIS DAMN YEAR. Honestly this year has been the most draining year I have ever had in my life- if I make it to the end with my sanity in tack then I’ll be lucky.

Tell us your happiest memory

A few weeks before my grandad passed away we went to a family wedding. He was so contented- or at least he looked it. There’s been so many memories that make me happy but that’s the one I revert back too.

I’m pretty sure that everyone I would tag has already completed the self-love Tag, so if you reading this post hasn’t then, I nominate you too. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves how happy our lives can be.