Saturday, 19 January 2019

LUSH Sakura Bath Bomb Review

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lush sakura blog review

lush sakura review

I received this gorgeous bath bomb as a Christmas gift, and my oh my isn't it pretty!? I was super excited to pop this into the bath to see the water turn multicoloured. However, don't let this pretty bath bomb fool you! I was going to take some photos of it dissolving in the bath but honestly, there was no point. I was so disappointed whilst watching it fizz away in the water, it didn't leave any colour behind at all. Literally, no bit of pink, red, purple, blue or green came out of this bath bomb. To be honest, I was waiting for the big finale. You know, some bath bombs have that bit in the middle that when the water reaches it, another colour comes out. Nope, not this one.

On a plus, it does smell absolutely gorgeous! It smells just like a day in Spring. Too bad the Spring colours don't make an appearance though. Although it didn't really produce any bubbles, it was really relaxing. I personally wouldn't buy this as I think it's really deceiving and the majority of people would buy it because of how it looks.

What do you think about Sakura? Have you tried it?
Tuesday, 15 January 2019

2019 : My Goals For The Year Ahead

I love making fresh, new goals for the new year, it always make me feel so motivated and excited for the year ahead. Not long ago, I had written up a reflection of my 2018 goals and to be honest, I didn't achieve much of those. So, lets try again this year!

This goal is more for 2020, but this year, Liam and I need to stay in our mindset of getting our own place. We are still in the middle of saving up and we are literally going to save up as much as we can this year for our own home. So this time next year, I either want to have a deposit put down on a house or be in our own home already. I know it's not as easy as it sounds and it's actually stressing me out already thinking about it. But, I'm going to try not to get stressed about it. It will all fall into place.

Considering we would like to get married in 2021, it's really not too far away and most venues get booked up a year and a half ahead. I have a wedding planner book that I have already started, so hopefully we don't have too much to organise next year. We've already set a budget for our wedding and have contacted the venues that we like for a show round. Once we have the venue booked, everything else will hopefully fall into place. I'll plan little bits and bobs for our wedding this year that I can. All the bigger stuff, we'll leave till next year. Again, I'm not going to stress about it as we have two years.

This was a goal for last year which I didn't really achieve. But, I will definitely get my body back to how I want it this year. I have recently put on SO MUCH weight, I'm the biggest I've ever been. And because I'm only 5'1 and have short stumpy legs, I look even bigger. So, I have gone back to the gym and started my dance classes again. Also, because I'm getting married, this has made me more motivated to get into a fitness routine too. The old Meg bod will be back in no time and the triple chins will disappear!

I used to have such a good skincare routine going but within the last seven/eight months, I have sadly gone back to using makeup wipes. After a nine hour shift, getting home, eating dinner, I can't be bothered to properly cleanse my face. So I've always grabbed the makeup wipes. Basically, I'm lazy af. So, I'm going to use the last of my makeup wipes, I think there's like four left in the pack, and not buy any more! Whether I'll stick to this idea or pop into Tesco and grab some wipes, who knows? It's one of those easier said than done resolutions.

I have really been struggling to keep up with my blog recently, especially over the Christmas period because I have been super busy at work. But, I have taken this week off work as holiday so I can just chill and get little bits and bobs done. I installed a new template for my blog, let me know if you like it. I'll also try and improve my blog photos this week for upcoming posts until I'm 100% happy with them.

I'm always too busy wondering what everyone else thinks. I need to do more of what makes me happy.

What are your goals for 2019?

Thursday, 10 January 2019

What I Got For Christmas 2018

Yes, I know I'm hella late with this post! I had originally planned to have it posted by the 27th of December but I was super busy over Christmas and literally didn't have any time to blog. Then I got engaged on New Years Eve and we've been busy celebrating that. So, I weren't actually going to post it because I thought it was so late. But, I do it every year, and it's finally here now, what I got for Christmas 2018.

what i got for christmas 2018

Ok, so I seriously need to go through my shoe cupboard because I've got three more pairs of shoes and it's overflowing! I have been wanting some flat over the knee boots for the longest time and these fit perfectly and are so comfy. I got loads of little bits of makeup, bath stuff, gift vouchers and my favourite perfume which are always a winner at Christmas.

I had pointed out a pink '90s baby' jumper from Coconut Lane ageees ago and Liam actually got the hint and bought it for me. 
Also, check out how many sets of pyjamas I got! It wouldn't be Christmas without all these pjs! Again, I had to go through my pyjama draw because I literally couldn't fit the new ones in. The tinkerbell and mickey mouse ones are the comfiest, I think they're from Primark. 

What did you get for Christmas?

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what i got for christmas

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Thursday, 3 January 2019

We're Engaged!

I can't believe I'm even writing this.
If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, you would already know what happened on New Years Eve, Liam and I got engaged!
We have both talked about our future together a lot, and he actually popped the question sooner than I thought.

About a minute after we celebrated the New Year in, the music went off. I was looking around all puzzled and thought, this certainly doesn't happen on New Years. Then, I saw Liams mum come out of the back with balloons and I instantly knew what was now about to happen. His two cousins held a banner out saying 'Megan will you marry me?' and all his family that had surrounded us popped confetti. Liam then got down on one knee and asked the question. Of course, I said yes! It all happened so quickly, I couldn't stop crying and shaking haha. Everything about the proposal was perfect.

 I am still feeling overwhelmed and full of emotions. It still doesn't feel real, I look down at my ring all the time and just smile. Liams family managed to capture the whole moment on camera which I am extremely grateful for, although, I cry everytime I watch the video. I will post the video on my Instagram within the next couple of days.

I need to head to the jewellery store this weekend to get my ring size sorted out as it's a little big. Although, I'm still managing to wear it, I'm just being extra careful. As everyone is asking when the big day is, it won't be until a couple of years yet. We wanted it to be sooner, like next year soon. But we are still saving for a house and we want that to come first. So the wedding won't be until 2021 but I'm sure that'll fly round very quickly!

We would both like to thank everyone that has sent us lovely messages on Twitter and Instagram, we are over the moon and so excited for the big day!