My Exciting News….

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So, recently i jumped at the chance to start writing articles for a beauty and fashion website GlossyFinds.com. It was a great opportunity and i got to write articles based on things like Beyoncé’s new nail wraps she has released or Lauren Conrad’s even shorter bob haircut she recently premiered.

Cue a couple of weeks later and i was asked to be an editorial assistant. I still write posts for them if i need too but now i get to discuss new products with brands to enable us to write about them, I organise the diary for the posts so they can be scheduled properly and last week i made the weekly newsletter which is sent every Sunday.

I feel very honoured that they loved my writing and asked me to join the team but i also love that this means i get to be a part of something which isn’t my current job.

If you want to check the website out, you can find it here! i’m having so much fun & appreciate everything the editor of Glossyfinds has done for me!

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My Hair – The Monthly Update

A while ago, i was talking about my hair and how it just wouldn’t grow and how i hated it and how it was so dry and kept breaking off. Well i figured it was time to do an update.

It’s not grown much, but it feels in better condition and i had to trim it the other day to get rid of some dry ends which were splitting, so here is my hair story up to date in pictures since i said i would keep track of it. (You can check out that post here)

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These photos start from 30th October 2014 and end this weekend and all in order. I’m happy to see my hair seems less dry and more shiny and moisturised recently. I’ve been taking better care of it, using my amazing shampoo & conditioner – check it out here! I’ve also just purchased some new straighteners which came with some heat protection keratin oil spray which is a godsend!

I am going to keep doing this every month so i can see myself how much my hair has changed, so keep checking back! 🙂

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My All Time Top 5 Christmas Films

We all love a good film, but Christmas is the time when the classics as well as the favourites come out and for some films, they are only acceptable to watch at Christmas time! So i thought i’d share my top 5 Films i love to watch at Christmas!

5.

Die Hard.

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Stay with me now. Owain makes me watch this on Christmas eve so, naturally it had to make the list. I apologise.

4.

Elf. 

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Even if you hate Will Ferrel, this film has a blonde Zooey Deschanel in it so you really can’t go wrong! It’s christmassy and will leave you quoting it for years to come. SANTA! OH MY GOD, I KNOW HIM!

3.

The Holiday.

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Oooo, i love this film! I watch this film all year round but as it’s set at Christmas i like to bust it out every Christmas! It’s about getting over people and finding happiness (and i mean, who can go wrong with Jack Black?).

2.

Love, Actually.

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This is also a film i watch all year round but i also love watching at Christmas! I love films set at Christmas and this one never gets old. About the lives of different people entwined with lots of twists and turns. Eeeee.

1.

Home Alone (ONLY NUMBER 1 PEOPLE)

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If you don’t watch this at Christmas then get out. It’s on without fail and is one of the classic Christmas films. I wouldn’t have been able to leave this out of my top 5! I think i’ll be watching this film for years to come!

What are your favourite Christmas films? I’ve probably missed loads off but these are my ultimate top 5 which i could watch over and over every Christmas and never get bored. Number 5 is an exception as Owain will make me watch it until i like it!

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The ‘Me’ Time Tag.

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🙂 so i was tagged by the lovely Becca from Beckinablog to do this tag and so i thought i’d give it a go as i haven’t done one in ages and i was very happy to be thought of 🙂

So, here goes…

What do you watch or read during me time?

I love catching up on shows i’ve missed like Made in Chelsea or The Apprentice but as guilty pleasures during days off i love watching the Millionaire Matchmaker or re runs of criminal minds & CSI:Vegas! So cheesy but i love them! I’m not currently reading anything as i need to read my book for  a work certificate and my next uni module starts in February 2015 so i’m saving my brain for that!

What do you wear during me time?

Pj’s always! Pj’s when i get home from work, Pj’s on my days off or any Sunday. I love my hand knitted socks made by Owains mum too, they are so comfy without being too warm! And currently, my wooly jumpers are the best to snuggle up in and watch tv with a good cup of tea!

What are your me time beauty products?

Normally this is for ‘me time bath time’ and i generally use a hair mask on my hair (whichever i have available) or just a long condition using my current shampoo, exfoliate my skin with my Clinique exfoliator as it’s so refreshing! I use my Garnier body moisturiser and i feel all set after this and lovely and refreshed/clean!

Current favourite nail polish?

I have loads of different brands and colour of nail polish but i recently got Essie ‘Cute as a button’ and i’m in love with it!

What do you eat/drink during me time?

Same as Becca, a bit of milkshake which i make in a cocktail shaker because, y’know improv. It’s ALWAYS a banana milkshake too! Usually i drink tea but if it’s full on winter mode then its a hot chocolate! Food wise it’s probably a takeaway mainly Pizza or Chinese or if i make food myself it’s usually a steak dinner. NOM.

Current favourite candle?

I’ve just got a Blackberry Frost Glade candle which smells like outdoors at christmas. It’s amazing. I picked up 2 because i knew i would use them too quick and i’m already near the bottom of the first one! I need to invest in a Yankee Candle!

Do you ever have outdoor me time?

Sometimes in summer i will walk home instead of getting the tram to listen to my Spotify playlist and have a bit of me time but now it’s winter it’s too cold for that! I sometimes do walk to tesco to pick things up if i need to on my way from work and have a listen to my music!

Would you ever go see a movie alone?

I always say no but i think it depends. If it wasn’t a particularly busy movie and it was during the day then i probably would but i’m not sure i would enjoy it!

Favourite online shop?

Ooo I always love a good New Look shop – especially in the sale. Make up wise it would have to be Boots because i get the points on my card 😉

Anything to add? What else do you do in me time?

Total lie-ins in the morning are a must have for me time. Watching cheesy films while laying in bed is the best. Also, i enjoy cooking on my own and shopping for me treats also works!

So there you have it! – I’m not going to tag anyone specifically because there are too many people who i would love to tag so if you have read this, do it and then let me know in the comments and i’ll have a great big nosy 😀

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Tweetdeck – You need this in your life

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Tweetdeck is an add on for Twitter which enhances your Twitter experience. I had no idea about this until i saw a few people mention it on a Twitter chat.

Basically it’s Twitter but instead of seeing just one feed and having to click on different areas to go to messages or notifications, this is all on one screen. Check out the picture above, you can see a live feed & activity feed, messages, notifications and scheduled tweets.

That’s right, i said scheduled tweets. You can write your tweet, complete with links and hashtags and scheduled it to be posted to your feed another day or time. Here’s a tweet i scheduled:

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You can see the option to schedule on the left once you’ve written your tweet – choose a day, type in  time and you will see it scheduled on the right of your feed. This saves so much time if you can’t get on Twitter that day or at a certain time. It also means you’re less likely to forget to tweet!

You can’t get Tweetdeck on the App store for iPhone but you can get something similar which posts to Facebook and Twitter when you schedule posts.

I use Tweetdeck on my Macbook, just go here to start using it, sign in to Twitter using your username and password and away you go!

Has anyone else used Tweetdeck?

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