Sunday, 14 February 2016

Outfits of the Week: February #2

Dress: Primark
Cardigan: Primark
Shoes: Primark

Shirt: Primark
Jeans: River Island
Boots: Quiz
Necklace: Primark

Dress: HM
Cardigan: HM
Necklace: Primark
Shoes: Primark

Dress: New Look
Boots: New Look
Necklace: New Look

Friday (Type Onesie day for Type One Diabetes)
Onesie: Primark
Shoes: Primark

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Look After Your Eyes

There comes a time in most people’s lives when you don’t see something quite as well as you should. If you are blessed with perfect vision, then you are doing very well. Many of us struggle to see clearly all the time. For some, it’s the close-up stuff that is the problem, and others struggle with long distance. It is true that we are spending more and more time online staring at tiny screens and flickering graphics. Computers are not great for eyes; it’s a fact. We need to look after our eyes. Here are a few ways to remind yourself to be kinder to the only pair you’ll ever have!

Give your eyes a break from the screen
Did you ever get those horrible headaches from spending too much time at the computer? Most people would admit to that. It might well be a combination of bad posture, but it is also the fact that your eyes are getting tired. Every eye expert suggests that you take a break from the computer every hour for ten minutes. In that time you need to walk around, but you also need to rest your eyes.

Because your eyes need to adjust, it can be a good exercise to change their focus. You can do this by focusing on something close up and then switching your focus to something far away in the distance. Repeat this process a few times. Blinking is good as is opening your eyes really wide and then screwing them shut!

Day to day eye care
If your eyes feel sore or dry, you can use eye drops to ease any discomfort. Naturally most girls will enjoy wearing eye makeup. It can be a good idea to try and use natural products where possible and ensure that you are cleaning any residue away before you get to sleep. The old treatments of revitalising slices of cucumber are a refreshing way to treat tired eyes. If you wear contact lenses, make sure that you are taking them out and cleaning them properly. Contact lenses have come on a lot, and many people are using them to change their eye colour. It doesn't affect your vision at all. How about a pair of brown contact lenses to give you whole new look?

Always have your sunglasses close to hand. Bright sunlight and eyes are not a good combination. It can be the perfect excuse to indulge yourself and get a couple of pairs you really like.

Regular eye test
You should be getting your eyes tested at least every two years if not more. If you are struggling to see small print or read then stop putting it off! An eye test is not just about your vision; it will also tell you in advance if you are likely to suffer from any disease that could impair your vision. It will give you peace of mind as well as the opportunity to choose some great glasses.There is also the option of having laser eye surgery. This is not as drastic as it sounds and can restore your eyesight to 20/20 vision.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Primark Haul February 2016

 £5 down from £15
I've been hunting for a quilted/puffy waterproof jacket for what feels like months and I can't seem to find one that's got a hood and doesn't cost a fortune. This one doesn't have a hood but it's so light, soft and a complete bargain I couldn't resist. 

Primark is fantastic for cardigans and this one has a Hollister look about it and is a bit more exciting than a plain grey cardigan. It's 100% cotton - lovely and soft.

I spent a fair while browsing the workout stuff and still being in winter mode I gravitated towards the long sleeved stuff. This quick dry material seems good for keeping warm and not being too worried about sweat patches.

 £3 down from £6
I was delighted to find this workout vest top in the sale. It's got a double layer which means I don't even need to worry about a sports bra. Quick and handy (and really comfortable too).

£5 down from £13
 I feel like a dress, cardigan and boots is my uniform for work just now and being able to get one for only £5 is the perfect update situation. I love this burgundy colour just now and the shift shape is quite flattering for a long day at work.

I like to write a meal plan for the week and this notepad has the perfect space for both a shopping list and each day's dinner. A good tip for staying healthy and on track.

The candle selection in Primark seems to be growing and growing. I couldn't decide between this scent and clean cotton. This one didn't seem as strong. The jar is a good size for the price.

 I normally buy the round cotton pads but I thought I'd give the bigger oval ones a go. You can't get them much cheaper!
£1 each
 I've been loving the french stick on nails and seeing as there was no nice nails with designs I just bought an extra 2 packs.
Last time I was in New York I wore cheap white pumps from Primark as they were light and comfortable for loads of walking so it was time to buy a new pair for this year's adventure.

A pair of nude pumps is a must for me in Spring and my current pair have seen better days. I'm looking forward to wearing these with a pair of jeans and blouse when the weather changes (albeit in a few months time!)

Time for a Spring Clean

There’s nothing better than finishing work and returning to a clean and beautiful home. If every room in your home looks fantastic, it can boost your mood and make you feel more at ease. But while regular cleaning is a fantastic way of maintaining this organised space, a spring clean can work wonders too. Now is the time to clean, sort out and throw away the things you’ve accumulated over the years. So don’t put it off for another year, use these tips and tricks to help you start your spring cleaning today.

Sort through your wardrobe
Having a wardrobe that's hard to get into due to an overwhelming amount of clothes and accessories is not ideal. So get this sorted before you do anything else in your home. Take everything out of your wardrobe and start putting everything into distinct piles. So all your dresses in one pile, tops in another pile and so on. This will make it easier to see what you have and work out what you want to keep. Once you know which items in the piles you want to keep, arrange these by colour or type and place them neatly back into your wardrobe. Donate any items that you no longer like or don’t wear anymore, as you can put the space they were taking up to better use. Also, consider using different storage for your accessories, so they are kept separate from your clothing. This should make your morning routine much easier and make your wardrobe look more appealing.

Give every room a deep clean
No amount of light dusting every once in awhile is going to make your house feel clean. So you need to make the time to clean every room in your home. If you’re don’t have the time to do it all at once, do one room at a time. Stock up on cleaning products that cater to glass, wood floors, cookers and worksurfaces. If you can try to find ones that have scents that complement each other. Also, make sure you have dusters, wipes and a fully working vacuum cleaner. Wear some old clothes and clean every nook and cranny. Get rid of dirt, dust and grime that may have built up in forgotten areas and make everything look fresh and smell amazing. Your hard work will be easy to see, and you’ll feel a real sense of achievement.
Refresh Your Homewares
Over time, your interiors can start to feel a little tired and dull. But instead of redecorating each month you can just refresh your homewares. Items such as pillows, bedding, curtains and mirrors can change the entire look and feel of a room for little money. So if you’re fed up of how your living room or bathroom looks, take a look at sites such as Home Treats UK. This will help you find new homewares that instantly grab your attention. You could change your homewares depending on the season or just to mix it up every few weeks. You’ll feel more comfortable and more inspired by your home in no time.