Monday, 31 December 2018

Reflecting on my 2018 Goals

In January this year, I wrote up a few goals that I wanted to achieve in 2018. You can read them here. I haven't achieved all of them, but I have tried my best and taken 2018 as it came. 

I wanted to eat healthier, start up a fitness routine and start dance classes again...
I joined the gym with Liam, there's no way I would go by myself! And, I actually stuck to a fitness routine until July. Since I came back from Mexico, I just couldn't be arsed. I've only been to the gym a couple of times since. But, I am so determined to get back into it in the new year and get my body back to how I want it. 
I never got round to start dance classes again, just because I had hardly no money at the start of the year and I was more focused on going to the gym instead. Also, now I work full time, I've struggled to find a dance class on a certain day and time. I'm sure I'll find one though.

I wanted to blog more...
So, this happened for the first few months of this year. But then it all went downhill haha. I love blogging and wish I could find more time for it, I always have so many ideas! I'm going to try and do it in 2019. 

I wanted to get another job alongside being a mobile nail technician...
 This time last year, I was a self employed nail technician and as I had only just started out being mobile, I weren't earning much money. So, I wanted a part time job along side it, and got a job at Bannatyne as a receptionist. However, that didn't work out for very long and I ended up getting a part time job as a beauty therapist in a little salon in the centre of Norwich.

 I had passed all my beauty therapy qualifications by May 2018. Since September, I have been working full time as a beauty therapist in a new, bigger and more popular salon and I am loving every minute of it!

I never started YouTube...
I wanted to get back into filming videos and vlogging for YouTube, but I have had a lot going on this year so I never got round to it. Also, considering that I'm now working full time, I literally wouldn't have the time to film anyway. 

I wanted to save up...
After paying for my beauty therapy course and paying monthly for my holiday, I literally had no money left. But, I'm now back on track! Me and Liam have opened a savings account together and hopefully we can put a deposit down on a house this time next year. 

Some of these goals will be entering 2019 with me, I will achieve them! Did you achieve your goals?
Monday, 3 December 2018

A Luxury Christmas Gift Guide: For Her

a luxury christmas gift guide

Don't you agree with me that women are so much easier to buy for than men!? I could've included loads more gift ideas. The trouble is, when I shop around for gifts for the women in my life, I find a ridiculous amount of things to add to my own wishlist and spend even more money than I was hoping to.

You can't go wrong with Urban Decay at Christmas. I don't know about you but I'm a sucker for Urban Decay products. They have such a wide range of colours and different products, you can't really go wrong. I have pretty much most of their palettes and I have really grown to love their lipsticks. Which is why I've included their new born to run vice lipstick and their fab ultimate naked basics palette which is great for creating both day and evening looks.

a christmas gift guide for her

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How gorgeous is this pink and rose gold Ted Baker water bottle? I wanted to buy one for myself SO badly but I managed to somehow stop myself. I've also included the silver glittery compact mirror from Boux Avenue, which could actually be more of a stocking filler but it's just so cute for an extra little present. It's perfect for those girly girls in your life. Also, who doesn't need a compact mirror? 

Coconut Lane has some lovely phone cases on their site at the minute. This rose gold marble one is so pretty and most girls would adore it. A little more on the expensive side is Pandora. Again, you can't really go wrong with Pandora. This ring has been super popular this year. The diamond isn't too big or too small so it's a perfect size, which is so handy if you're a little unsure on what that certain person likes.

This NUIT perfume from Hugo Boss is lush. It smells gorgeous and even better, I got an amazing offer on it on Black Friday. I love this little over the shoulder bag from River Island. It's black, so it goes with everything. It's the perfect sized bag for a day out shopping when you don't want to lug your big bag around with you.

I hope this guide has helped you if you have been struggling with ideas. How is your Christmas shopping going? Have you started or finished?

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