New Year = Old Me

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Happy new year dudes! I hope 2014 is awesome of for you and full of love, luck and great surprises.

In the years previous to me turning 30 I was a bit of a nut job, that is to say I was up and down emotionally but always fun…to the extreme! During the past two years I’ve become a lot more balanced, responsible and well… boring.

You see, in my need to grow up and be responsible and more emotionally stable, I’ve swung too far the other way. Someone who loves me and knows me really well just told me “It’s just that sometimes, it’s a bit boring being out with you, nowadays.”

If any of my old mates would’ve heard that they would’ve been as gob-smacked as I was. I wasn’t exactly known for my self restraint back then, believe me! Upon thinking about it though, this person has a very valid point. I have turned into a bit of an old biddy, glued to the couch wearing my blanket with sleeves, sleeves I tells ya!

My new years resolutions to get back the spontaneously fun version of me

Don’t over think things. Just do it already!

Just because you aren’t getting completely w@nkered anymore, does not me you are now the responsible adult in charge of the completely w@nkered people. Drink and be merry!

Learn to laugh at yourself, you fell over, you aren’t hurt, it’s funny!

Stop planning everything. Not knowing where the night will take you, isn’t being reckless. There’s a difference between not knowing and not caring where you end up.

Keep trying new things and take advantage of opportunities. If nothing else, it will give you something to blog about – rather than those weird posts where you talk to yourself, ahem.

Forgive people their flaws. Have more patience with people, you can also be annoying sometimes. Diffuse tension, don’t cause it.

Have conversations with people, don’t just hurry on your way. You never know what new film, bar, cafe you might learn about or what interesting people you might meet.

Put the iPod, phone, TV remote down and back away. If someone you care about is trying to have a laugh with you or share some good news etc. give them a big smile and your FULL attention. These moments are precious.

Get out of the house every single day even if it’s just to buy some fresh food from the local shop. Freezing cold wind and rain is not an excuse. Make an effort with appearance every day – ‘crazy cat lady’ is not a good look.

So 2014 should see me getting back to feeling more chilled out and having more fun. Hopefully this change in attitude will be evident in my blogging.
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This ace illustration of me being more spontaneous was drawn for me by Jammy and Jelly

What are your new years resolutions and reasons? I’d love to know x</strong

LUSH Beauty Haul

Actually this is my blokes LUSH beauty haul. I created a LUSH wish list with the intention of him surprising me with some of the items for Christmas. Armed with my wish list he ventured forth into the ‘overwhelmingly scented’ shop and was apparently asked by a canny and very helpful assistant “Is that someone’s wish list you need help with?” “Yes it is! Yes please, thank you!” was his gracious reply. He only went and bought me everything on my list!

LUSH

Clockwise from left to Right: Retread Hair Conditioner (for deep conditioning of frazzled weary hair), Curly Wurly (conditioning shampoo for wavy or curly girlies), fluff ease (leave on hair treatment), Breath of God Gorilla Perfume (for on-the-go application), Moisturising Lotion Bar (for use on wet skin), Lust (Gorilla Perfume *swoon*), Dirty Styling Cream (to precisely style unruly hair), Eyes Right (mascara), Deodorant bar (well duh), Feeling Secure (eyeliner) Confident (lip stain), there is also a spot treatment & shaving cream (for my legs).

I’m chuffed to bits! I requested the smaller sizes of all of the products, as I’m trying them for the first time and also, they have a use by date on them as they are freshly made in the shop. I’ll be reviewing them all soon to, so keep an eye out…

My Top 10 Christmas Jokes

What song do you sing at a snowman’s birthday party?


Freeze a jolly good fellow!

Why did no-one bid for Rudolph and Blitzen on eBay?

Because they were two dear.

How did Mary and Joseph know that Jesus was 7lb 6oz when he was born?

They had a weigh in a manger.

What did one snowman say to the other?

“Can you smell carrots?”

What do you call a kid who doesn’t believe in Santa?

A rebel without a claus

Who delivers presents to baby sharks at Christmas?


Santa Jaws

Who is Santa’s favorite singer?

Elf-is Presley!

What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?


Frostbite

Why did Santa’s helper get therapy?


Because he had low “elf” esteem!

What does Miley Cyrus eat on for Christmas dinner?

Twerky

Lush and The Humane Society go hardcore

Lush in conjunction with The Humane Society worked with an artist to highlight the horrors of animal testing. Situated in a Lush shop window the naked young woman was restrained and had to endure similar test to which lab animals are subjected to, such as being force fed and having irritants squirted into her eyes, to the astonishment and horror of passersby.

Full story here

OOTD 90’s Grunge

I was considered weird in my early teens in 90’s Gorton, Manchester. I dressed like an untidy boy and listened to weird out of tune music by a band called Nirvana. Then by my late teens ‘Grunge’ had hit all parts of Britain and I was cool apparently. These days with grunge being a popular look for off duty models there’s a legion of teens giving a damn about not looking like they give a dam. Irony upon irony.

I do alternate my style for different seasons and occasions but I always come back to some variation of this. I’ve piled it all on today as it’s so cold. If only I’d bought a leather jacket big enough to fit over the top!

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Necklace Customized from 4 old broken ones

Tee My blokes old vintage T-shirt

Checked Shirt On long term loan from my Dad

7 For All Mankind Jeans £2.00 from charity shop (£200 new)

Boots New Look