On the 3rd of May, I turned 30. I left my twenties and entered the third decade of my life. If I think back to when I was a child, 30 seemed, not old, but almost so far off into the future that I might never reach it. How on earth have my twenties passed … Continue reading ‘Dear Younger Me’
So here's the thing, we don't live in a perfect world. We know that we, as humans, as individuals, are not perfect. Whoever we are, wherever we're from, whatever our role, our title, our job, our passions, our downfalls- we are flawed. Unmistakably, intrinsically flawed. We all know it, if we are questioned we admit … Continue reading So Here’s The Thing
Well, how was your Christmas? Hope it was full of food, fun and family and that many happy memories were made! We had a quiet one as usual, but it was lovely all the same, and Oscar wore a bow tie. This pleased me immensely, as he won't let me dress him up! If it … Continue reading Bye Bye 2017
Hope Santa is good to you all this Christmas! Be good and, if you can't be good, be safe! 2018 is almost upon us. The year of the big 3-0 for me! Sure, it's only a number! J x Current Thoughts Cleaning. Desserts. What have I forgotten?
We all have things we struggle with. If you're up to date with all of my posts, you'll be well aware of my biggest "struggle". If not, click here. They say (who are 'they' by the way, anyone know?) that struggle is part of the story. The things that we fight with in our lives … Continue reading The Struggle is Real
I have had several requests to do another post for my 'Do's and Don'ts' series and I couldn't decide which "topic" to focus on! So, I have written a mixture! Hope you enjoy and find something useful! The Don'ts 👎 #1 Do NOT take everything you see on Instagram and YouTube as gospel. Don't feel … Continue reading 5 Do’s and Don’ts: Miscellaneous
Sometimes the inspiration for a new post comes from a suggestion or request, sometimes it's something new that I have tried and feel it could be beneficial for you to know my thoughts. Then there are those times that something has been on my mind and I toy with the idea of writing about it. … Continue reading Support
A while back I asked for some advice on a new hobby...hand-painted pallet signs. Thank you to those of you who messaged me with advice and suggestions. It was much appreciated! I love to have a creative project on the go and whilst I'll always love my make up and skincare, I have to say...I … Continue reading Love In The Detail
With the popularity of the Beauty Blender and various lines of brushes- Morphe, Zoeva, Real Techniques and Sigma, to name a few, there certain tools and random items that I, personally, couldn't do without as part of my little make up family. Such as... 1. Pencil sharpener- a good one. Not one you would have … Continue reading Seemingly Insignificant
A few months ago my husband arrived home with some pallet wood and announced that he thought I could do something with it. His suggestions ended there! Over the past few weeks I have been pottering about with them and so far have made three hand painted signs, with more in the works. I mentioned … Continue reading Advice Please!
Lately, my Facebook and Instagram feeds have been crammed with video snippets, images and links to various articles on mental health. I've also been having discussions with others on their stories and even read blog posts on the same topic. I've felt their pain but marvelled at their strength and bravery to share their experience. … Continue reading Anxious Much?
I don't think there's a family left on the planet that hasn't been touched or affected by cancer in some shape or form. Ours is no different. We're told that scientists are edging, ever closer, to finding a cure. I'm normally a cynical soul and would dismiss such sentiments as cheer mongering but, in this … Continue reading Cancer Research
At the end of June I wrote myself a little list of things I wanted to achieve and wee jobs I wanted to do over the summer months. These things ranged from small household tasks such as organising my study/make up room to launching a blog that had previously been private...for two months. I took … Continue reading I Do Solemnly Swear
What is your biggest pet peeve? I have a few things that well and truly wind me up but I get frustrated the most when I'm interrupted or someone speaks over me. What is your worst habit? Russell would want me to say correcting his grammar here, so let's say that. If you could only … Continue reading A Little Q&A
I'm currently working on a future blog post and I need your help to make it happen! I've had some great questions so far that have covered topics such as skincare/make up for different ages, what I'm watching at the moment, bad habits, YouTube...all sorts! It's all very exciting! So have a think and then … Continue reading I Need You!
So I'm the type of blogger, writer, rambler, whatever I am, who just types the way that I speak/think. I don't try to come across as more of a word wizard than I am. Sometimes I can be concise and get to the point and at other times I blether. That's just me! However, I … Continue reading A to Z
Julie 'No Name' Hynds, so called because my mother decided I didn't need a middle name like the rest of the family. My husband inserts the 'No Name' portion to make me feel better. My maiden name was Campbell and after 4 and a half years of marriage I finally don't have to double check … Continue reading Who is this yolk?