A film about the man who invented the circus. A creative man with hopes and dreams. It sounds like it could be pretty cheesy right? And trust me I’m that friend that moans when the girls want to watch a soppy lovey cringey film. But this was something else, I would almost be extra cringey and say it was magical.
It is like nothing else I’ve ever seen before amazing actors, a different story line and the most beautiful songs.
I fell in-love with Zac Efron all over again, I felt like I was watching an adult version of high school musical. I thought any song he sings would be my favourite but Never enough by Loren Allred really did give my goose bumps.
Although the film was completely irrelevant to real life scenario’s I found myself relating the songs and films to my own life choice. The characters in the film each had strong personalities and you fell in love with each character individually.
I found myself driving home singing the playlist. Two weeks later and I’m still singing them in the shower.
Brilliant timing releasing this film just before all the film award programmes are on TV. Watching this space as I’m sure this film will win lots of awards.
Oh if you haven’t watched this film, I suggest you get in your car and go watch it now.
I am loving the body shop at the moment. I wanted to share with you guys a few of my favourite products.
The Body shop – Frosted berries
This smells like Christmas, feels like Christmas and loves my skin like a Christmas present. As I suffer from skin problems, I have to used sensitive products. This is super gentle ok my skin feels lush to rub in. I rub this on my shoulder, legs and sometimes my arms. And sometimes on my bum cheeks!
Body shop – The oil of life
This is one for your face and actually since I’ve used this people have asked if I have changed foundation because my complexion is glowing. But it’s all down to this. Whole winter is trying to dull my skin this hero is brightening my skin and making it feel very healthy
Body shop – Lip smack
Great lip balm, very good value for money, I put this on every night before bed and every morning and my lips are feeling great. I haven’t had any chapped lips and I feel they are more healthier then usual
The body shop – Tea Tree Range
There are two products I use from this range. The tea tree cleanser which I use one a day switching it up between morning and evening face wash. It smells Devine and really makes me skin feel fresh. I also use the tea tree clay mask once a week and this really is a treat for my skin. It reduced the redness in my skin and also hydrates my skin.
Lastly, I use the facial exfoliator pads from the body shop. I use these twice a week and it takes of all the scabs and dead skin and leaves my skin feeling fresh!!
I hope you liked this review and I would love to know what products you guys are trying!?
This week I am testing out Charcoal mud by 7th heaven. I haven’t seen this one before which is surprising because Charcoal is all the range at the moment you can use it for your skin and for your teeth as well.
I was interested in this mask because it mentions that it’s for oily and combination skin which is 100% my skin. After Christmas my skin has been disliking me I guess because all the bad eating and drinking has taken a toll on my skin!
This charcoal mask is said to detox away oils and impurities. I’m hoping this is the SOS my skin needs.
How to apply
- Cleanse face
- Apply mask
- Leave for 15 mins
- Wash off
Today I have cleaned with my body shop facial wash ( my favourite product at the moment ) and also uses my facial exfoliating pads also from body shop to prep my skin. Without drying my skin, I apply the mask straight onto my face using a face mask applicator. I’m loving the smell of my mask, it smells like a basic mud mask but with a kind of minty smell!
I would say that it took around 15 mins to dry. It dried kind of flakey, but was super easy to remove.
Due to the mask drying so tight to me skin, it left my skin feel really refreshed and clean. My skin felt lovely all evening and I even woke to feeling fresh.
I really recommend this mask! It’s defiantly the skin boost I needed and I have less redness on my skin this morning.
DL rates *****
If you are reading this congratulations on Surviving 2017.
You did it. We did it. For some it was easy to complete for others it was difficult.
For me I expected it to be the best year of my life as it began with a three month trip to Thailand. I was finally going traveling.
Unfortunately my trip was cut short, when my auntie passed away and came back to be here with my family. It was the first time someone close passed away and I thought I would be emotionally stronger but it honestly broke me.
Shortly after lots of things started to go wrong, my boyfriend has had two operations and been of work for almost 4 months now. He also had family members pass away.
Although this year hasn’t been the best I always like to take the positives out if it. I got a higher job position I’m now a valuations manager for an estate agent. I’ve found my passion for organising myself ( can’t wait to start using my new Filofax in 2018) I got my eyebrows microbladed and I love them!
Whatever happened in 2017… tomorrow is s blank page of a 365 page book. Forget the negatives, only take away positive learning from them. Focus on what you are good at and make it better. I have no idea what 2018 has stored for me. I feel there are a lot of changes happening for me. I know whatever happens I have the best support network, and my auntie will be watching over me and guiding me.
My only resolution is for this time next year to not feel like I hated the year and that I can’t wait for a new one. I want to have no regrets.
Happy new year everyone.
It’s time to get in your winter pjs, make hot snacks and cuddle up under your furr throw. Switch the TV on and what are you going to watch….
Here are my Top 5 Christmas films( in no perticular order because I love all Christmas films way to much so they are all number
- The grinch
I know he’s Mean and hairy and smelly. His hand are cold and clammy but I think he’s kind of sweeet. If Cindy Lou says so then it must be true. This film is a family favourite of mine. We use this film to start to the countdown to Christmas. Always after fireworks night, that our official Christmas countdown. It’s so heart warming and perfect to watch with the family.
“Santa, I know him I know him” literally such a heart warming film! Every time I watch it the funny bits seem to get funnier! And then there’s one of those cry with happiness moments! It’s also an easy watch! I love to watch this one in my Christmas jumper!
Always a good shout! No matter which one you watch! Kevin is the real life version of Denis the menas and clue in the title he’s gets left alone at home. He’s such a cheeky chappy and you will grow to love him! If your looking for a longer film to snug up on the sofa too this is the one! Ps I think the second one is my fave
- Arther Christmas
Arther is my spirit animal he is super clumsy and is obsessed with Christmas! This film is a Christmas adventure with super cute and loving characters ( for example Santa and his family) it has a modern feel and is great to explain to kids how Santa works.
Everyone has the one classic christmas film that they love and this is mine! There are so many versions but I generally love them all. Always one that leave you thinking about your own life and makes you appreciate everything
I would love to hear your favourite Christmas films!!!!
Again, I’m sorry for the gap between my posts I’ve been a very busy bee and there is a whole post about it on my page if you are interested.
I’m back and my skin is need a good treat. I have invested in a head band and face mask application brush. I order this from amazon for £5.99!
This week I am using a cucumber peel off face mask by 7th Heaven ( who I am lovinggg if you haven’t noticed)
- Cleanse face
- Apply to face
- Leave for 25 mins
- Peel off
- Rinse face
Today in my super quick video you will notice I have cleaned my face with the body shop tea tree oil face wash which I am really digging right now.
I then pop on my head band and apply the face mask with the application brush. It is soooooo easy to apply with the brush and i feel this mask could of been super sticky so I really appreciated it.
I couldn’t smell cucumber but I defiantly smelt a fresh earthy smell which was refreshing.
Once applied I’ve got a half hour left of I’m a celeb!
It took 25 mins to dry and there was a bit that I piled on to much face mask that wouldn’t dry properly.
Easy peasy to peel off, although there was some bits I had to feel for before I could peel off!
My skin felt lovely going to bed felt clean, moisturised and Fresh.
The next day my skin still feels fresh, and my blemishes are very much less red and my skin is less inflamed.
I really like this mask as I defiantly can see and feel a difference. It’s easy to put on and peel of which is convenient .
5/5 for this one 😍
It’s been a week or two since I’ve posted and I just wanted to explain why!!
I’ve been such a busy beeeee
Between being busy with my new job! Trying to make a good first impression, Trying to make sure I get plenty of sleep and wake up Fresh. To organise my spare time into working out how I can make the most of my time at work to hit all of my target. Last weekend I went to poursmouth with my bestie and our boyfriends for Christmas shopping and this weekend I went to Reading for a rum festival. My Sundays have been spent catching up with family, or is Christmas after all. Most of my Christmas shopping has been done online at the moment
I do have a Christmas film post planned for you tommo! And I’m feeling more settled so I’m hoping to get some new posts out to you! My instagram is getting more festive so please follow me @DLblog
I hope you guys understands and I just wanted to say a big thanks for the follow as I have now achieved over 100 subscribers
Today I am using Volcano clay mask by Garnier. This past is to minimise your pores.
How to use
- Wash face
- Apply mask
- Leave for 3 mins
- Wash off
Straight away, you feel the heat from the mask. It actually stings my spot on my nose, perhaps it’s an open spot? It smells like your typical clay mask.
I find it strange only leaving a mask on for 3 mins. I probably left it on for 4 mins in total.
My skin felt soft straight away. The next morning my pores do look minimised and my spots have dried out.
Today I have only done a short review. This is because the mask is a quick mask, which was perfect because I had a busy evening yesterday and needed some quick skin love. I personally didn’t like the heat side of the mask, but I feel that’s my personal judgement on this type of mask. The skin did improve my skin.
Do you like heating masks? I’d love to hear?
I love a massage! I love to unwind. Let’s face it although the gym is good for you, it can also take its toll on your body. Even sitting over your computer isn’t good for your neck.
I’ve had my fair share of massages from fancy hotels to Thai massages in Thailand.
Eco Spa is much more then just a place for a massage, it’s about the whole experience.
When you walk in the door, you are welcomed by wonderful Aromas. The receptionist welcomes you, and offers you a water or a herbal tea.
If it’s your first time, you are asked to fill out a form which gives you the opportunity to mention if you have any medical problems.
Once you have done that you are taken into the main massage room. Which again smells beautiful, always has relaxing music in the back ground. You have a short consultation, where they ask how you feel in body and mood. What pressure you like your massage at? If you have any specific tensions? This gives me peace of mind because I already know, that this lady knows how I like my massage.
I get undress and get under the warm bedding. Today’s massage was 30 mins, back neck and shoulder. She placed warm flannels on my back before we begin. I felt so relaxed but at the same time felt that my knots were removed. I love the feeling of them popping and feeling released after. It’s comforting that the lady checks that the pressure is okay. The massage goes very quickly as it’s so enjoyable. I can honestly say, that I have been here twice and have had the best massage.
After the massage is over, I was asked again if I wanted tea or water. I was then allowed to go to the meditation pods. The meditation pods are little rooms with pillows. They have mood lighting which you can change. A colouring book and some cute books to read. I am not the meditating time but I love sitting in here for ten mins after my massage to fully relax. I usually turn my phone off for these ten mins and just take some time to focus on me.
I would highly recommend this Spa. Today I has Elouise massage me and she was great. I even purchased some of the herbal tea as it’s so yummy. I can’t wait to book me next appointment.
2 months until the end of the year! It’s come round soooooo quickly!! It’s easy to slip off now, forget Goals and get distracted by Christmas ( ooooo sparkly lights) stay focused.
As always I’m writing down my goals to commit to them. Once I have done one off of each goal I colour in the number.
These are my goals in numbers:
- 15 Gym sessions
- Read 2 books
- 4 Mask Monday’s
- 2 sober weekends
- 8 MAs booked at work
- 6 pounds lost
- 2 charitable favours
- 5 Wednesday Weigh ins
- 8 blog posts
- 4 room cleans
- 15 instructions at work
My overall goals, is to be successful at work, loose weight, up my fitness and make sure my room is tidy and my mind is clear.
On page two, I have written myself reminders of why I wanted to do each goal in the first place. If in doubt I will refer back to my goal.
Of course lot of sticky notes and further planning in my diarys to make sure I reach my goals.
I am so ready for November, lots of exciting things planned for next year and now is the time to start prepare myself mentally and physically for the new year.
I hope you enjoyed this post! And I would love to know what you guys plan to achieve this month!