Monday, 30 January 2017

10 Things You Might Not Know About Me

I'm going to treat this post as if you're a regular reader to my blog and know bits about me, so I'm not going to share the usual where I'm from, how many siblings I have, kinda thing. Hopefully I won't bore you to tears but if I do, go read one of my more interesting posts *wink*

Friday, 27 January 2017

What I've Learnt At CBT So Far

I apologise in advance as this is probably going to be a long one. 

I've been going to CBT for a while now and I can honestly say that it is working for me. I've tried various talking therapies in the past and they've not really been what I expected or helped me in any way, but I was much younger and I have a feeling I might not have been as open back then. I'm totally not saying if you're young you're not open or therapy won't work for you, I'm speaking from personal experience and recalling my 'Sarah knows best' attitude. I guess what didn't help last time was that I was made to go instead of wanting.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Make Up For Ever Pro Light Fusion Highlighter Review

I treated myself to this when I ordered the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette as I'd wanted it for a while and I'm all about that glow. As soon as it arrived I swatched it on the back of my hand and wasn't disappointed.

Monday, 23 January 2017

What I Got for My 30th Birthday

If you missed it, I turned 30 almost two weeks ago and despite not being over the moon about ticking a higher age range on questionnaires, I don't feel any different. I had a really lovely birthday - I celebrated it on the actual day (Thursday) with my boyfriend, and then my family came to visit that weekend. They were supposed to arrive on Saturday morning but late afternoon on Friday there was a knock on my door and my Mum, Pops and nephew showed up early to surprise me. I was close to tears as I was over the moon to have them stay for longer; I hadn't seen them since the beginning of November.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Shadow Switch Dry Brush Cleaner Review

The Shadow Switch has been popping up all over social media lately, and I've seen countless blog posts about it so I needed to give it a go to see what all the hype was about. I'm all for jumping on a bandwagon and I have to admit was pretty cynical about this product so had to test it for myself.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Book and Candle Haul

It's been an absolute age since I did a haul so obviously it was about time I rectified this. My parents gave me my birthday money early and I got a few vouchers for Christmas so went a tad wild on the candle and book front.

Friday, 13 January 2017

30 Things My Chronic Illness Has Taught Me

Well, I'm 30 now guys, I officially left my twenties behind yesterday and wheeled right into my dirty thirties. I don't feel any different and I'm constantly told I don't look my age, so I have nothing to complain about. I'll be celebrating my birthday this weekend when my parents come to visit with my 4 year old nephew, and I can't wait.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette Review

Oh my days, I can't tell you how annoyed I was that I missed this palette when it was released as a limited edition product last year. But when I found out it would be making a comeback, the joy was real. Too Faced has released a Sweet Peach collection alongside this palette but it's not yet out in the UK and all I really wanted was the palette which is currently available in Debenhams, so I got that, and the rest of the collection should be out mid-January - so keep a look-out if you're after the glosses, blusher and/or glow palette.

Monday, 9 January 2017

30 Things in 30 Years

It's my 30th birthday on Thursday; I've mentioned it a lot on Twitter, probably too much, but if you don't follow me over there you might not know that your girl is soon to be leaving her twenties behind and opening up the next chapter of her life.

Friday, 6 January 2017

I Booked Assistance, Assist Me: Travelling via Train as a Wheelchair User

During this last week there has been a lot of press about travelling via public transport (mainly trains) as a disabled person, and how difficult, stressful, and downright disgusting the service is. Check out Sam Renke's interview with The Guardian here; Sam was barricaded into the wheelchair space by luggage and unable to move to access the toilet. Also, Paralympian Anne Wafula's story here; she was forced to wet herself as there was no accessible toilet available on the train she travelled on. I don't even have any words; it's just so wrong.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Best of Beauty 2016

It took me literally a minute to decide what my beauty favourites were for 2016. I went drawer by drawer of my makeup tall-boy and instantly grabbed the products that I constantly went back to and showed a lot of love to. Some of them I only picked up or started using towards the end of the year but they had to be added because the passion was already very strong.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Looking Back On 2016


Before I dive into this post, I just want to let you know that I'm not going to be all about that 'new year, new me' bullshit, I mean, why mess with perfection? Nah, but seriously, there is a few things I'd like to work on in 2017 and there's some exciting things ahead but we'll get to them at a later date. The aim of today's post (bloody hell, did that sound like I was starting an essay?) is to do a round-up of all the awesome/memorable/exciting things that happened last year; so let's do that.