July Favourites

29 July 2016

Another month another favourites post. I absolutely loved the heat wave we had. My aches and pains really loved the heat and I managed to get my tan on. My fan was definitely a strong favourite this month. I had to get my mum to bring it round to mine so I could actually sleep. Also may have used it to dry my hair and sat in front of it to drink coffee so I didn't overheat and die. Anyway here's some of my other faves this month.

july favourites

The Downside to Wheelchairs

27 July 2016

I love my wheelchair. Wilma is the love of my life and she makes my life so much easier. We do pretty much everything together and I don't know what I'd do without her. I've travelled, I got a degree, I get to go on days out. I couldn't have done any of this without my wheelchair. I have gained so much freedom by getting wheels. However, there are some downsides and I thought I'd share them with you today.

(Mermaid Sticker from Dorkface)

Disney Prints

25 July 2016

I was doing so well with my scheduling and then the nice weather came along and distracted me and then my body went down hill again and ruined it all. Just rude really. I had my tilt table test today so feel like crap and was told there was no significant change so still no answers which has put me in a bit of a grump. This means today you get a short but sweet post on the most stunning prints I have ever seen. 

Disney Prints

Disabled People do Smile

20 July 2016

You would not believe the number of comments I have had in the past few weeks regarding me being disabled and smiling. How are they linked you ask? They're not. Pretty simple.

"So sorry that you have to use a wheelchair, but you look so happy and smiley"
"I would never have guessed that you were disabled, you're so happy"
"You don't look like a disabled person, you have such a gorgeous smile"
"I didn't realise you were ill because you smile"

These are seriously a few of the things I have had said to me over the last month and similar have been said to my mum about me.

Lancome Grandiose Eyeliner

18 July 2016

I popped into my local boots the other week for a browse when I got chatting to the lovely lady on the Lancome counter. We were talking about my crappy skin and my need for a new moisturiser so she gave me a few samples and then asked if I wanted to go to the release of the new Grandiose liner and mascara the following week. Obviously I said yes and put my name down. 

lancome grandiose eyeliner

Dose of Colors matte liquid lipsticks

15 July 2016

This purchase is 100% entirely Sarah's fault. She text me to talk her out of buying several lipsticks which massively backfired because I obvs told her to do it. I then went onto the site to look at the colors she was buying and accidentally ended up ordering 2 of my own. So I hold Sarah entirely responsible. Total enabler. 

Dose of Colours matte liquid lipsticks

Not So Serious Winged Liner Tutorial

13 July 2016

If you've seen any of my many many selfies that I post on Instagram and snapchat or if you know me in real life you will know that if I'm wearing makeup there is a 99.9% chance I will be rocking winged liner. I cant help it. Even if I plan on doing a more natural look my hands just automatically wing it out. I just love a good wing.

I am 90% sure my eyeliner is wonky in this picture

July 2016 You Beauty Box

12 July 2016

I unsubscribed from the You Beauty Box a while ago because I wasn't really feeling their choices. It was a lot of skincare and I never really used it. I happened to check what was this months box and decided to treat myself again. I do love getting a box of goodies every month and this box is such a good price plus I'm more into skincare now. I just find these boxes such good value for money.

They've recently updated their choices so you have a choice of 3 prices. You can get 2 products for £6.95, 3 products for £8.95 and 4 for £10.95. So there's a choice for every budget. I decided to splash out a bit more and go for the 3 product deal.

July 2016 you beauty box

Falling Back in Love with Myself

11 July 2016

This is gonna be a general word vomit kinda post and there is a TW for weight loss, body image, eating disorders. Please don't read if any talk of weight loss will trigger you. Be safe and I love you <3

I've been on slimming world for a year and lost 3 and a half stone. I still want to lose a bit more but I've really been struggling with my body image recently. Slimming world has been great for helping me lose weight and sort out my meals etc. I eat so much healthier now, all our meals are cooked from scratch (thanks mum) and I eat a lot more fruit and veg.

Beauty Bakerie Lip Whips

8 July 2016

Ever since I saw Beauty Bakerie lipsticks on Instagram I have wanted to try them but I was not about to pay the shipping from america on top of the $20 price tag. When I saw that Cocktail cosmetics was now stocking them I had to get some. Even their shipping prices nearly put me off. I mean £4.25. Is there any need?

Beauty bakerie

Lush Scrubs

6 July 2016

If you saw my Lush skincare post the other week you would have seen that I am a new Lush skincare convert. I am in love with ultrabland and all that it has done for my face. My skin has never looked so good. I have also been trying out some scrubs and I can tell you that I am still in love with Lush. You may remember from some of my previous posts that I am super fussy when it comes to body scrubs. I like them to be gritty and actually feel like they are doing something. Lush scrubs pass my standards. 

Lush Ocean salt review

Outfit Post Fail

5 July 2016

Yesterday we went out for dinner for my brothers 21st. I actually got dressed up and wore something other than pyjamas or leggings and it felt good although no where near as comfy as pjs. I put on one of the 2 dresses I actually own and actually wore heels. Not a trainer in sight. I got all excited and thought I could actually do an outfit post and get some photos in front of the sea in Aberaeron. The wind had other ideas. Every photo was just an epic fail and I could not stop laughing so I decided to share them with you anyway. I mean you can kind of see my outfit.

Yours Non Wired Lace Bras

4 July 2016

It is no secret that I hate wearing bras. I avoid wearing one at every opportunity. I'm not wearing one right now and my bra is usually the first thing I take off when I get in the house. I mean it doesn't even last that long most of the time. My family have got used to me taking it off in the car for the journey home and my mum even had to undo it for me whilst I was driving once.

I suffer really badly with rib pain and the bastard that is know as costochondritis. Seriously one of the most painful things I have ever experienced. The pain literally stops me in my tracks & makes breathing soo painful. Why does it have to be so essential to life. As you can imagine, a bra sitting on your ribs encourages the damn thing and exacerbates the pain hence why I avoid them.

However, when you have kinda big boobs and live in vest tops a bra is some times essential. Apparently flashing is frowned upon. Who knew? This meant I tended to live in my sports bra but they have really chunky bands and get quite hot. Then I found these gorgeous non wired lace bras in yours and it was love at first wear. 

Yours Non Wired Lace Bras

June Favourites

1 July 2016

I've never done a favourites post before but I loove reading them so here's hoping I can get organised enough to do one every month. I have quite a few favourites this month so here goes.

June favourites

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