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Change Something

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Have you ever felt like you’re stuck in a place that you really don’t want to be in? This can school, college, university and even a work place.

I’m writing this as I got friend on Facebook who whinges and whines about having to go to her work place everyday, her status is full of, ”Urgh I hate getting up at 6pm to go to work” and ”gotta go back to that place tomorrow”. I don’t know about you, but I hate seeing those kind of status on Facebook as I see it as a way to attract attentions and to create drama. I have consulted her and told her in person that if she is that unhappy then quit and move on. She would then whinges and whines about her boyfriend and how she is the one who is having to pay the bill and etc. In honestly this kind of behavior never ever ends.

A lot of people have told me that I think differently than others – well maybe differently to this friend. I don’t whinges and whines on Facebook (well not much anyway) and I understand to put me to x, y and z – I need to put myself forward to be at x,y,z as no one else will.

I’ve never had a lack of determination and still cannot understand why some people do.  My own personal determination and the will to do things I like to do has put me where I am today – freelancing as social media manger/blogger.

Why spend your days being unhappy about your job, your boyfriend, your life? It bores me to death when I see what I consider attention seeking status on Facebook or hearing people complain about their jobs, etc. as if they have no choice in the matter.  Wake up you put yourself there. In the place where you are whinging about getting up at 6pm that is making you so unhappy. No one is nailing your feet to the ground or holding you back but you.

Change something.  My mum used to tell me that if I was angry/upset about something, then change it.  It is really that easy and simple.

This is where the excuses start to pour in. I can’t do this and that because of this and this, oh please.  It’s ok, I’m used to hearing them and everyone has one.  When you’re finished listing off all of the reasons why you can’t do something, start thinking about what you can do.

Everyone has something they’re good at or loves to do… that’s what makes us unique people. What Sarah might be good at, you might suck at. No one said you have to do what Sarah does. Find something that makes you happy, and go from there.

My fellow writers and bloggers should understand this one.  You write/blog because it makes you happy and you are probably good at it. With the right determination and passion, you could turn your hobby into a success. Now think about those other writers who just wrote plain  hideous stuff. (Sorry, *cough* Fifty Shade Of Grey).  Do you think these people actually have passion with what they do? I mean really are passionate about it so much that every detail and every bit of energy put into their ‘project’ shows?  No is the answer.  These are prime examples of someone trying to do something they’re just not good at, because Sarah does it and can make money through it.

This is nothing wrong with – Just trying. That’s all you have to do. If you fail, try something else.  Stop thinking negatively about all of your problems and look for a positive.  If you can’t find a positive in the situation, then change and do something about it.

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Fashion Ootd

A Striped Summer Dress

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I have been on the hunt for the perfect summer striped dress, nothing else matters to me. Despite people telling me it was a fool error for even wanting to wear something striped, ”horizontal stripes make you look wider” they would tell me. A fashion myth that just won’t die, It’s has in fact been proven time and time again that it’s a load of rubbish, however many people still seem to be convinced that the moment they put on anything striped it’ll somehow completely alter their body shape and make you look wider instead of thinner.  I would just rolled my eyes and tell them their are being stupid.I’m in the belief that everyone should have something fabulous and striped in their wardrobe, so with that in mind I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect summer striped dress. One that would flatter my short frame (4ft10) and hide my apple figure, that was when I came across this H&M (good old H&M) striped dress. It has everything I was looking for and in a way – a lot more. This I can see being summer attire and one I can wear for anything.

So my question is, will you be going striped this summer?

 

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Beauty Reviews Sanctuary Spa

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I have been raving about Sanctuary spa many time over the years, purely to the facts that I love how it make my skin so soft. It always my number one go to grab when I need TLC skin care. Which bring me to my point of what I’m talking about today.

I saw these in Boots before a few months ago and I thought they sounded really cool, and as I love a lot of Sanctuary Spa products I thought give these newbie products a try.  Awaken your senses with a tantalisingly fresh & invigorating experience. A zesty & uplifting burst to boost your day & blow away the cobwebs…total bliss.

Green Lemon & Orange Blossom Body Scrub

Rise & shine! Kick-start your day & blow the cobwebs away by jumping into an invigorating shower bursting with uplifting citrus. Infused with natural scrub particles, this gentle cleansing gel-scrub buffs away dry skin to reveal radiant looking, beautifully soft skin. Blended with a sophisticated uplifting & zesty fragrance, skin is left feeling soft, smooth & refreshingly invigorated. Awaken your senses with a tantalisingly fresh experience.

Apply this on wet/damp skin and you’ll instantly get a smell of the citrus orange and green lemon, and let me tell you that combined this smell divine. I describe it as being instantly transported to a spa somewhere in the far east. My skin felt smooth and soft after use and unlike a lot of body scrub I’ve used in the past, this one sunk into the skin quickly and I also can feel it scrubbing away the dirty old skin on the surface and leave it feeling brand new.

Green Lemon & Orange Body Lotion 

Rise & shine! If you’re feeling a little sluggish whilst deciding what to wear, kick-start your day & give your skin an all over body awakening! After your morning shower, glide over your clean, dry body & awaken your senses with a burst of zesty citrus. Blended with orange fruit water, lemon seed oil, shea butter feel this light-weight lotion absorb instantly to reveal beautifully soft, smooth & invigorated skin.

This body lotion smells amazing, and once again feel like you’re in a spa in the far east.  It made my skin feel really clean and fresh as I  have really dry skin at the moment and I found it work really great on my dry patches.  I would put this on head to toes and I can hear every pore in my body saying thank you. It isn’t sticky and instantly sink into the skin instantly.

Green Lemon & Orange Body Wash 

Rise & shine! Kick-start your day & blow the cobwebs away by jumping into an invigorating shower, bursting with uplifting citrus. Enriched with moisture beads, this refreshing shower gel when blended with warm water  effortlessly wraps the skin in zesty lather for an all over body awakening. Skin is left feeling freshly cleansed, soft & smooth.

What else can I say? The  scent isn’t overpowering but enough to make you think you’re in a spa in the far east; I feel the scent lingers on your skin long after you’re out of the shower. The second thing I’ve noticed is how it feels on the skin. My skin feels nice and soft and clean after worth.

Overall Verdict

My overall verdict is that will help get that little bit of spa experience within your home without spending a fortune. Use these after a hard day will leave you feel amazing all day, trust me your skin will thanked you for it.

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Bloggers linkup

Anna Nuttall Bloggers Link-up 5

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Welcome back to my Bloggers Link-up. I absolutely love reading a wide range of blog posts, and that could be everything from home decor, cookery, travels or just hearing what you’ve been up to. I’m a nosy parker! So with that said I’ve created this link-up as a place you can show off your latest posts, share the love and discover other amazing bloggers!

The rules: It really easy and fun to join in! If you have written a blog post this week then please share it using the below linky. Your blog can be about anything – food, travel, beauty or fashion, as long it’s appropriate. Also if possible please share your posts with the tag: #anbloggerslinkup so we can find each other! (The an in the hashtag stand for Anna Nuttall.)

Commenting: There are no ‘rules’ about commenting, but please if you have time do check out some of the other bloggers who have linked up and leave them a comment on their post.

That isn’t it kids – there is more. I want to give you as much exposure as possible to bloggers, so I will be sharing your posts across my social media and every week, so I will be choosing just one bloggers that have caught my eye to feature on every week’s link up. It will be completely random and I don’t accept tips – well if you really want to give me that £5 I ain’t complaining.

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Please share the love and add my button to your blog sidebar or posts! This is a new link-up so spread the word, the more bloggers we can get on board the better it will be.
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Copy & Paste this badge to your own site and please link it back to here. 
 Add your links below, and make sure to come back soon for the next installment of #anbloggerslinkup! Have fun.

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Beauty

3 steps plan in getting healthy glowing skin

3 steps plan in getting healthy glowing skin

I’m a complete make-up/beauty aholic, like seriously you should see my overflowing dressing table. I have the pleasure of writing about beauty for my job and also the pleasure of trying them out for myself. However I often found when researching beauty products that just trying to find some bog standard simple beauty tips can be very overwhelming, like one website tell you one thing and other tells you something completely different.

So I have written you my version of a bog standard simple guide on beauty, well more specific skincare. Let be honest the skin is the largest organ on the body and it’s one we do notice when we get those awful pimple.

There are 3 simple steps in getting healthy glowing skin and they are: Cleanse Toner and Moisturise, I have picked some old and some new favorite’s recommendation that I think you will like. I have tried a few of these products for myself so I thought I would give a few of these a mentions.

Cleansers

The first step you should have in your skincare regiment is to cleanse. Cleansers remove makeup, dirt and germs without stripping natural oils leaving the skin softer and fresher than using soap. Cleansers should be massaged onto the skin with the fingertips then rinsed away with water. When exfoliators are used they come between cleansing and toning. The second step you should have in your skincare regiment is to use toner.

Toner

Toner is also known as astringent and is often over looked by many people. Toner is very important especially for those with normal to oily skin. It returns the skin to the proper pH balance. There are several 2-in-1 products that cleanse and tone at the same time for those that have hectic schedules.

Moisturising

The third step is to treat any problems you may be having. Most skincare brands have many products that provide targeted benefits, beyond moisture. For example anti-aging treatments can make the skin feel and look softer, younger, smoother and, healthier. Other treatment products may minimize age spots and discolorations, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, or minimize acne. The treatment step of the universal regiment is the one step where the product can be personalized to treat an individual’s specific needs. The fourth step is to moisturize. Moisturizers help maintain the skin’s moisture balance and help seal in treatment benefits that have already been applied.

Moisturizers make the skin feel soft and supple and can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Daytime moisturizers contain sunscreen and night-time moisturizers do not. If your moisturizer contains sunscreen, apply it after all other skincare products so that other skincare products don’t cover up the sunscreen ingredients.

Although all of this may sound complicated at first, but trust me this entire skincare regiment can be completed in just five minutes and will give you glowing healthy skin.

If you want to ask me anything then please feel to tweet me at @annanuttall and I’d be more than happy to chat.

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Fashion

Gorgeous things you’ll want to buy right now part 2

Gorgeous things you'll want to buy right now part 2

‘Cause you lovely lots enjoyed my last gorgeous things you’ll want to buy right now, it back for another edition. So sit back, get out your credit/bank card and enjoy!

The Gorgeous Dresses

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Asos Kaftan Pleated Midi Dress In Meadow Floral £55.00

A dress you would wear while wandering a meadow picking flowers, A perfect summer attire I feel. This Asos floral dress is the perfect spring holiday and day wear dress, and personally I think It’s simply gorgeous.

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Yumi Oriental Print Tunic Dress £33.00

*Warning – this dress is too gorgeous to be seen so cautious is needed* Guys, fill in the blank for me as well…I’m speechless…lost for words.

The Gorgeous Shoes

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Irregular Choice Hop Along £125

For all you crazy bunny ladies out there, this is for you! Ok maybe I’m the crazy bunny lady then. Seriously who wouldn’t love to have a little bunny on their heel and who would be in a bad mood wearing such a gorgeous shoe.

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Monsoon Izabela Satin Tie Mary Jane Shoe £71.90

This vintage-inspired Izabela bridal shoes are covered in lace, and adorned with tie-up satin bows. You be mad to not to full in love with this.

The Gorgeous Skirt &Top

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Topshop Floral Asymmetric Skirt £35.00

A rather unusual choice, however I think this have a place here as – well there nothing quite like it anywhere else on the high street, don’t you agree? A sophisticated gorgeous skirt is how I howlud describe this skirt.

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Collectif Lowri Floral Bow Tie Top £32.50

This gorgeous Lowri Floral Bow Top is a super cute vintage-inspired summer essential. Take you back to flower power and hippie love.

 The Gorgeous Bag

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Designs Disaster Dandy Handbag £37.95

Romance meets love letters in the design of this bag is fitting description  feel. A quirky bag with such a simple and I think a simple design, take it with and it be your passport to your travels…

The gorgeous Jewelry

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Hey Sailor Cat Lady Necklace £9.00

If I can have a bunny heel shoes for my own pleasure, then calling all your crazy cat lady out there – then this one is for you. Buy it and wear it with pride!!

Which one do you like the most?

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General

5 Tips To Select The Best Laser Hair Removal Clinic In London

5 Tips To Select The Best Laser Hair Removal Clinic In London

Do you feel uncomfortable with shaving or waxing those unwanted hairs? Do you get embarrassed about having hair on areas that are on public display such as the face, legs and arms? If you answered ‘yes’ then laser hair removal is the only effective permanent option, making it one of the most common cosmetic procedures for both men and women. The treatment focuses highly concentrated light into the hair follicles, which is absorbed by pigments with the hairs being destroyed in the process.

Laser hair removal treatment is useful to remove hair from those publicly displayed areas such as the face, legs and arms – it also can target dark hairs without affecting the surrounding skin. The treatments can also be used for tattoo removal.

Before you can opt in for laser hair removal, it might be a good idea to do a thorough research and to plan what various clinics have to offer. Here are some tips on selecting the right hair clinic in your area which should give you some guidance and ideas about what to look out for.

1. First, you need to enquire about the experience and the expertise of the specialist in the clinic. Standard procedure should be the clinic listing all there services with basic information (in plain English without the jargon) on their website or inside the clinic; if the clinic has not offered any extra information without you inquiring then it may be best to avoid them.
2. Don’t be afraid to ask friends, family or neighbours for a referrals as their opinions will matter to you and help you decide which clinic is the best. There is a general rule where a good expedience is something you tell up to 10 people about so if they recommend and had positive experience at a hair removal clinic then go with your gut instinct, the same applies to if someone had bad service.
3. If you are feeling shy or too self-conscious about asking people and want to do the treatments quietly then don’t be afraid to read reviews or testimonials. The feedback will show the quality of the service and the expertise of the staff. If you wish to know more about City Hair Removal London then you can read the testimonials page  to read the reviews and feedback. Reading all the testimonials will represent both the upsides and downsides, but obviously, the more positive feedback the better.
4. A lot of hair removal clinics will offer free consultation where you can ask any questions you might have, this enables you to voice any concerns you might have. Another good aspect of having a free consultation is that you can check out whether the clinic is clean and is maintained to a high standard.
5. If you are considering a tattoo removal then it is important to remember that City Hair Removal London can use its laser technology for this, and it is classed as a surgical procedure. It’s vital you select the best clinic which not only limit the risk but also give you the expected results. It’s a combination of safety, comfort and the best results.

 

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