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Candle Empties

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Yes.. I'm going there.

Candles. Empties. It's been an emotional week.

I've finished 3 candles in the space of a week and I'm a bit sad and get attached to the nice jars so I end up keeping them all so I thought I'd celebrate their life *cries* and write a post!

First up was both of my Cabella candles within the space of a month. They are some of my favourite candles and everytime I go back to Nottingham I stock up (like I did this weekend - haul coming soon). Over Christmas I had the Cherry Tartlet and have repurchased this again since but I also found a whole new love for the Violet (don't think it's violet!) candle and the scent is so beautiful and smells just like the Palma Violets sweets!

Both my Primark Candles have burnt out recently too. With them only being £2 each, I've already repurchased both and the new Coconut one ;)

Finally, my Christmas-ish Yankee Candle has come to an end about 2 weeks ago. As it's Summer I do want to replace it …

Primer Picks

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I've never in my life been a Primer person/user until about a year ago when I got a cheap Seventeen on from Boots and even then, I didn't religiously use it. However after going to a Smashbox Bloggers event earlier in the year, the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer changed my life - big statement alert! Since then I've managed to bag a few cheap samples from work so I thought I'd go through the ones that I use and how/when I use them :)
The Smashbox primer is quite pricey and because I use more of it than is probably needed each time, I only use it on special occasions and when we're going out. This literally as I said, a life changer. It's the first time in the 10 years I've been wearing make up where I've not had to plaster my oily skinned face with powder after foundation and can quite happily go out with just a little setting powder on the t-zone and chin! It has a mousse like texture and is so super smooth to apply and leaves skin looking m…

3000 Mile Challenge Update

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For those who don't know, this year I am taking part in a year long 3000 mile challenge where myself and a close friend, Luke, are running/cycling/other form of exercise'ing our way through 3000 miles! This is to raise money and awareness for Bone Cancer Research Trust as myself and Luke both lost siblings to Osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

I did a post last October when we announced our plans but haven't really updated about how we're getting on and as we have a lot of exciting things planned, I thought I'd throw together a post!

OK so firstly... we're currently just below the 1700 mile mark so we're well over half way at the 6 month mark so we're making great time. It's been a great help having organised meet ups with other families and friends affected by Bone Cancer as well as events at work where we had bikes from the gym in work pedalling all day!

You may have seen if you follow me on Twitter or IG that we've hit the headlines…

Special Occasion Present Ideas for Him

So next month it's Nick's birthday and he's turning the big 3-0! I already have his main birthday present (and annoyingly I had to tell him what it was as it clashed with another event on that date that was meant to be going to - we're heading to V Fest for the day!) but as it's a special birthdy I still wanted to get him a few other bits so he has something to open on his birthday. I need to be savy though as it's got to get to Lanzarote so it a)can't be breakable and b)can't be big as it needs to go in a suitcase! PLUS it's Father's day next weekend so I've been trying to think of ideas for my Dad too! So I've been racking my brain and I've come up with a few ideas...

Clothes
Always a winner - clothes are always on the list for Christmas and birthdays and last year I got Nick quite a bit on both occasions but this year I think I'll be going for something he can maybe wear on holiday or something light when it comes to packing. …

#FoodFriday: What I Ate Today

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As always it's not what I ate today, it's what I ate last weekend - Sunday specifically *monkey hiding his face emoji*. But during the week when I'm at work I never get the chance to eat breakfast and lunch is normally boring - either a meal deal or a naff sarnie I through together within 30 seconds while running out the door.. Weekends are when I get to spend the most time preparing food etc which I love :) Plus after our hectic week last week (what my Vlog on everything I got up to here) I was definitely in need of some healthy food! Breakfast: Banana, Cucumber & pineapple smoothie with coconut water And of course a YourTea!   Lunch: Tuna & basil pesto on toast - well, halved mini bagels! (Don't knock it 'til you've tried it - I'm obsessed!) Tea: Brown rice with plum tomatos and sweet chilli salmon! (Not going to lie, getting a bit bored of salmon so any salmon recipes are muchly appreciated!) Short but sweet but maybe it'll give you some id…

What's in my Fragrance Cabinet?

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I saw this on someone else's blog a few days ago (so sorry I can't remember her name and can't find the Tweet and a blogging Twitter RT'd) and loved the idea. It's a short but sweet blog showing what I smell like on a day to day basis and what I save for more special occasions ;)
"Everyday" fragrances I have so many "everyday" type fragrances that get thrown from one bag to the next or the types that I spritz around a room to make it smell nice and fresh. These are a few of my favourites... Zoella's Blissful Mistful Lady Gaga Hugo Boss Orange
DKNY Summer
Gucci Premier


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"Special Occasion" fragrances I very rarely treat myself to the perfume which I love normally as they're a bit more pricey but I always end up putting them on my birthday or Christmas list. I've used the same 2 "special occasion" fragrances for as long as I can remember. I first brought Gucci when I was in year 11 at school and we went t…

Smashbox Full Exposure Waterproof Mascara Review

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I've been on the hunt for a great Waterproof mascara for the last few weeks as I need a good one for when I go away next month and I've had my eye on a couple of options so took the plunge and used my Boots points to buy the Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara!

I've used the regular Smashbox Full Exposure on and off for a while so thought I'd get the Waterproof version and it's safe to say that it will definitely be coming on holiday with me!



I won't go into too much details as we all know I'm not the expert when it comes to reviews but it's so slick to apply and the below photo (left eye) was only 2 coats! It really gives them length without making them look fake. The brush itself isn't too thick either so you can get right to the base of your lashes without blinding yourself or smuging it all over your eyelids.

2 people throughout the day mentioned how long my lashes looked and one was as soon as I got into work and then Nick mentioned it when I got …