Afternoon tea with the girls

Yesterday I had I lovely relaxing afternoon with my girl friends at the Vale Resort, having afternoon tea. We had the new summer afternoon tea menu, which works out at £35 for two.

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Spectrum Collections | Event

Last week I was invited to Cardiff, to the first Spectrum Collections event, in Wales! If any of you don’t know, Spectrum Collections is a Welsh based brand, created by the lovely Sophie and Hannah Pycroft and it was great for them to have an event in their home country.

The evening began with pink prosecco, sweeties from candy kittens and mingling with all the bloggers. The room looked amazing, decorated with beautiful flower arrangements from Urban Flower Studio.

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The event mainly consisted of us sat watching a live makeup demo. The tutorial was to show case Spectrum’s new 35 piece brush set. For me personally, the tutorial took too long and when sat far away we couldn’t actually see what was going on. It would have helped if it was also shown on the big screen behind them. The makeup demo itself was good and from the questions asked, some interesting beauty information was gained.

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The rest of the evening consisted of a vegan buffet from Milgi and unicorn cocktails from Dirty Martini.

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Look how pretty their brushes are!

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A huge thank to Spectrum Collections for hosting the event!

 

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Moving forward…

I want to share a personal update with you, it is something which is a big step but  I am very excited about!

As some of you may know, I decided to go back into education and start an Access to Healthcare course last September.

I must say, I was told it was an intense course, however nothing could prepare me for this. It’s bloody hard!

I am still plodding along with the course, there’s days when I am laying in bed sobbing over the coursework.. I am determined to make it to the end and finish the course though.

If anyone’s got tips on motivation, send them my way!

The last few months have been tough as well, because not only have I been attending college, I have started training for a new job. I am now a health care support worker. I have had to miss days off college and reschedule exams and assignment days to work around my training. Apart from that, I am really enjoying the training and have learn’t a lot already. It’s been great to be hands on.

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A look back at 2016

What a year, It’s had up’s and downs but I got through it. I had some lovely adventures with my blogging friends, including Bluestone and a trip to London. I also got to visit some amazing places with Johny, such as St David’s cathedral, Carew’s Castle and the Isle of Wight. I faced a fear – holding a snake. I bought a car and past my driving test. Both Johny and I had surgery on the same day. I started the Access to Healthcare course. I got a new job. But most importantly spent loads of time with my family. Here’s just some of my pictures from 2016.

 

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Kiehl’s Cardiff Blogger Event

When I heard that the lovely Katie was organising a blogger event for the new Kiehl’s Cardiff store, I knew I had to go! Kiehl’s has always been a brand I have been longing to try but never had the chance to as there were no counters near where I live. I’d continuously hear the songs and praises from people using their products and was really intrigued to learn what knowledge of skincare they had.

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‘You cannot stop the waves, but you can learn to surf’

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This quote is so true about life. You are always going to have ups and downs, but you have just got to learn how to cope with them. One minute I am on a high, loving life and the next I am crashing down and comfort eating. I am trying to learn how to deal with life’s roller-coaster and it’s not easy.

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Lush Swansea Christmas Event – #LushWinter2016

On Thursday I was lucky enough to attend Lush Swansea’s first blogger event! The event was based around the new Christmas collection and I got to experience it all with the blogging babes; Neesha, Ffion, Charlee and Holly, as well as new blogger Leanne and even Johny came too, now that he is addicted to Lush. I also got to have a quick catch up with Katie, who I hadn’t seen properly for 3 years, so that was nice.

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Let’s start at the very beginning

The first month in college has gone by in a whirlwind and it’s been absolutely AMAZING. Initially, the first couple of days seemed quite disorganized. There were a lot of room changes, swapping of students and tutors and loads of form filling. Eventually things settled down and we were soon full swing into all the topics. It is very very intense. Studying lots of new subjects is very daunting and there are a lot of technical terms to learn.

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What’s in a bloggers makeup bag? With She Means Business

The final post of What’s in a bloggers makeup bag? is with the lovely Ffion from She Means Business

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