If You Aren’t Happy With Life – Change It.

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This time last year I’d finished University, was set to graduate, had handed my notice in at my retail job and was waiting to start my graduate job. Fast forward a year and I’m working my last couple of days at a job I’ve been in 7 weeks, before I move out at the end of the week and start another new job on Monday.

If you aren’t happy with your life – change it.

Long story short, I wanted a job closer to home, however said job wasn’t what I expected. I think a lot of people will stay in a job to see if they can settle in. I settled in, that wasn’t the issue, I just knew instantly that the job wasn’t for me. It was a Marketing job, but I didn’t feel I was using my brain after working in a fast-paced environment, I was bored. So, after around 5 weeks in the job I decided to look for something else.

I think it came about when my boyfriend and I were looking to move out. We initially looked to move into the centre of Chester, until a) you get nothing for your money and b) I didn’t want to be there. I knew I didn’t want to be in the job in Chester long term, so it was pointless to move there.

So, on Monday I’m starting a new job, back in Affiliate Marketing (where I started as a grad). And we’ve found a house that we love.

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Basically, what my ramble is trying to demonstrate is that if you aren’t happy, only you can make the positive changes.

Aren’t happy with a relationship – talk to them. Hate your job – look at ways you can improve it, if it means looking for something else, do it! Hate a subject you’ve taken a GCSE/A-level, talk to someone about changing it. Really don’t like University but feel pressured to stay? Look at other options.

There will always be things in life we dislike, and that’s well, life? But if you know that a change, however big or small could make you happier, do it.

What changes do you want to make?

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Primark to Collaborate With Velvetgh0st?

VelvetghostWhen I saw this plastered all over my Twitter timeline tonight I was confused. I’m 100% for brands taking advantage of the reach and demographic of YouTubers and collaborating with them, but Velevtghost??!!!

Surely as a brand you would do your research? You want someone with a relatively ‘squeaky clean’ past? Someone who isn’t the queen of YT Twitter drama? Someone who hasn’t promoted unhealthy weight loss? Someone who doesn’t tell their ‘fans’ to self harm where nobody can see?

I don’t promote Guru Gossiper, but all it takes is a simple Google search and you’ll find threads full of screenshots and stories. There is even a tumblr account full of screenshots! Whilst I think some of the things Velvetghost has done are disgusting, I don’t care about her. I don’t care that the girl is a liar, is manipulative and a bad role model to her ‘fans’.

What I don’t understand is Primark. How can Primark not pick up on this? Why do Primark WANT this person promoting their brand? Have they simply not done their research or are they happy with Velvetghost promoting their brand?

If they haven’t done their research, it’s absolutely ridiculous! A business that is now worldwide can’t just pluck their ‘celebrity’ endorsements out of the air. Surely their brand is worth more than that?

If they have CHOSEN to have her after EXTENSIVE research than I’m even more annoyed. I can’t fathom why you would want someone with SUCH a bad reputation endorsing your brand, regardless of how many units they’ll shift (some people like her apparently). I understand that business is all about the £££ but is this the way to do it?

In my opinion the demographic of Velvetghosts followers are teenagers. Yes, a market that is seen as hard to target, but they are one of the most impressionable groups of society. They are easily blinkered into ‘fangirling’ over YouTubers and buying into Velvetghosts image (the one she portrays in her videos, not the b*tch on Twitter who is rude as f*ck to people, deleting tweets afterwards). Do Primark really want to be seen to targeting a market in such a derogetary way?

Surely if they wanted to use a YouTuber there are so many others out there? So many others with a decent reputation and a similar following that you’d WANT to promote your brand?

Basically, I’m baffled that they’ve decided to work with Velvetghost, I just can’t get my head around it. Yes, things on GG aren’t always *true* but the screenshots don’t lie (No, I don’t think they’ve been edited), and there’s got to be a reason that fellow YTers like Zoella and Becca Rose have dropped her as a pal?

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Outfit: Fringing

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Jacket £25 was £55 | Shirt £8 was £16 | Jeans £10 was £22 | Converse | Michael Kors Selma Bag

The Next sale isn’t something I’d usually bother with, but as we are getting the keys to our house on the 31st we decided to pop in and have a look at their home section. My boyfriend used to work there before graduating and a friend of ours who still works there helped us out. We ended up spending over £200 and I wanted to do a haul but the items for our house are buried under a million other things now!

Whilst in there on Friday evening I spotted the above jacket. I instantly fell in love but as we’re moving and I don’t need it I put it back. Once I got home I decided that if it was still there by midday on Saturday when we went in to pay for our haul I’d treat myself to it. Of course, it was there… along with loads more. I honestly don’t know why as I think it’s gorgeous. Each to their own I suppose! It was £25 down from £55 and I’m over the moon it’s mine. It’s quite sad that owning a jacket makes me so happy but it’s nice so, who cares?

I also picked up this gorgeous monochrome patterned shirt, it crosses over at the front and I just love it. I’m a really good blogger and didn’t get a picture from the front, but it’s nice, and you’ll just have to trust me on that one. I’m a fan of Next jeans as they are pretty long lasting and relatively cheap – especially at £10 in the sale. Whilst these aren’t super skinny like my usual jeans, they’re so comfy! I’m quite happy I’ve only paid £10 for these, knowing they’ll last – unlike spending £40 on a pair of Topshop ones that fade after 6 weeks…

Did you pick anything up in the Next Sale?

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June 2015 Degustabox

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It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged a Degustabox* but it’s mainly because as soon as I open it, my family are like vultures and I HAVE to share the box! Terrible, I know – why would I want to share a box of food!? As I now have a job closer to home, it’s light enough for me to photograph the contents before the family take over and it disappears!

Brioche is a firm favourite in our house so we were all happy to see this! I claimed the chocolate chip ones, which were amazing, whilst I gave the others to my siblings. I had mine a couple of times a week as a bit of a treat breakfast – so so good! Melba thins are something I haven’t loved in the past but I threw some cream cheese on these and was in LOVE. I’m thinking I need to have jam on them next, mmmm.

Coconut is quite possibly my least favourite thing in the whole world. The smell, taste, texture – NOPE. Luckily, one of my mums friends can’t get enough of it, so I gave her the Coconut Water and Coconom Organic Coconut Sugar. Kallo Rice Snacks were so good! Salt and Vinegar is always my favourite rice snack flavour and these didn’t disappoint. Love Chin Chin another snack was given to another member of the family, as sadly I hate Cinnamon – I am a little bit fussy….

I wasn’t a huge fan of the Zeo drinks, but my little brother and sister loved them! The Enhance Drinks are lovely, I really like the idea of having one in my handbag just incase.

I love getting my Degustabox every month, it’s a great way of trying new food for just £12.99 a box. Get £3 off your first box when you sign up, enter this code; 84CSB.

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I’m Moving Out! Interior Wish List

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Mr Fox Cushion – £25 | Cath Kidston Tea Towels £12 | Cath Kidston Cutlery Set – £22.50 | Orla Kiely Cushion – £40 | Mr Fox Rug – From £159 | Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Candle – £115 | Cath Kidston Oven Glove – £14

It’s official, I’m flying the nest. After a few months of being glued to Right Move and Zoopla we decided to go and view some properties. We saw one flat in Chester and decided we didn’t want to spend our maximum budget on a flat the size of my bedroom, so looked further afield. When I say further afield, I mean further from Chester, which ended up being a house in my village, around the corner from my family home.

Never in a million years did I see myself residing in my little village (of which I hated as a teen – bad public transport links were not my friend) but my boyfriend and I fell in love with the first house we saw. We decided it was the one and will be getting the keys on the 31st of July.

It’s a rental property which thankfully has a fridge freezer and washing machine. But we are desperately looking for a sofa, TV etc whilst on a particularly tiny budget! Our families are both helping out which is amazing and were so thankful! Although the first thing we did but was a Lego head storage box, you know, priorities and all that…

I’ve been scouring the web for inspiration and have fell in love with so many gorgeous bits and pieces. You know the things than aren’t essentials but if you had a money tree you’d have already bought? Yeah those…

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Why I’ve Got Rid of My Make-Up

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I have Alex drawers full of make-up, make-up that I’ve never used, make-up I tried and hated, make-up that I like but just don’t get around to using.

Why? Why do I have all of this make-up? I really like make-up, I like finding a product that works for me, one that suits my skin tone and that I love. But why do we need so much?

I get that people collect things, whether that’s stamps, trains, or whatever floats your boat. And there are people who collect make-up, that’s fine with me. But for me, it just seems so pointless, why was I spending so much money on something that was sat in a drawer?

So I decided to get rid of a good 80% of my collection. I kept the things I used, whether that was every day or for special occasions, and I kept my MAC lipsticks. I suppose you could say they are something that I collect, but I use them and don’t plan on buying any more soon. I have a Selfridges voucher that I was kindly given by my team before I left my job in Manchester, but Im saving it for something that I need.

I packed my collection into a bag (or two) and gave them to my mum and sister to go through. It feels so good knowing that I don’t have piles of the stuff! I just have things that I love and it just makes sense.

Whilst I love seeing people’s make-up collections, it just wasn’t something I felt happy with having. I don’t want to have to buy loads of storage for things I never even look at, let alone use.

I’m moving out at the end of the month so I feel my huge make-up overhaul has come at a perfect time. I will only have to take what I love with me!

Would you consider having a complete make-up collection overhaul?

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Outfit | Casual is Best

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I can continue to wear my usual casual ensembles in my new job, which makes me very happy. I don’t know if I’ll ever be a ‘business wear’ kind of girl.. at least I don’t have to know that just yet.

I wasn’t sure if I could pull of ripped jeans so I went with this pair from Primark, so at least if I hated them I hadn’t spend £40 on them. I really like them and I’m quite happy with just one rip per leg.. I have seen some where the whole leg is practically a rip, I’m not a fan. Have paired this with a fringed top from ASDA*, I made sure I got this in a couple of sizes bigger than usual, as I wanted something baggy. I’ve worn this loads since I got it a few weeks a go and think it looks great. The silver necklace is from boohoo* and I think it’s a nice piece of consume jewellery. When it comes to necklaces, I’m all over a statement one  and much prefer them to something dainty. Shoes are again, from ASDA* and I have worn these 80% of the time since I got them. They’re multi coloured and I think they add colour to any outfit, which is all good for summer you know. I have posted a close up of these on my instagram as I didn’t really want my feet on my blog, they freak me out a bit. Not my feet specifically, just feet in general… why am I talking about feet.

OK, basically I love this outfit and whilst it isn’t the most interesting of outfits that have been put together, I think it’s realistic. I think people forget that everyone has days where they throw jeans one, one can’t simply be glamorous every day you know…

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Outfit | Boohoo Style Swap #WeAreUs

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A few weeks a go I was contacted by Boohoo, who asked if I’d like to take part in their Style Swap. I gave in my details regarding sizes etc and they matched me with a stunning Parisian blogger, who you can check out here. I loved the idea of this but was immediately thinking ‘what if I hate the outfit that I’m sent’. When the package arrived I couldn’t have been happier. There were a few extra bits and pieces not shown in this outfit post, like a gorgeous bag, necklace and kimono but they’ll definitely be featuring in future outfit posts!

This playsuit* is something that I’d probably look at and think ‘I’m too fat for it’, and end up buying a smock dress. I immediately fell in love with it’s long sleeves as I hate my arms, and the neckline as I’ve wanted to try something like this for ages. I did think that the neckline wouldn’t suit my figure but I can honestly say that I love it. I’ll definitely be checking out Boohoo for things similar to this on pay day. I love the pattern and think it’s a great piece for Summer with my legs out (thanks for my awful knees, mum) but also in winter with a pair of thick black tights.

These shoes* couldn’t be any more me if they tried. I bought a similar pair to these from New Look not long ago and I live in them. They look amazing with an outfit like this or just with jeans, a nice top and a duster jacket. For someone who doesn’t like heels, they’re a great alternative on a night out, and I wore this outfit to my friends 21st birthday. My little sister has been on the look out for a pair of shoes like this, so we’re definitely going to be sharing these.

I’m really happy I took part in the Style Swap with Boohoo and although I’m probably regarded as plus size these days (pizza, I love you), I’ve found a style I didn’t think would suit my figure!

FYI, Boohoo have a really nice plus size range, so I’d recommend having a snoop if you are around a similar size to me.

How would you style this playsuit?

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All About The Luggage…

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When it comes to any type of holiday, two weeks in Mexico, a weekend in Devon or even a night in Manchester I get super excited to make a list of what to pack. I immediately decide what bag/case I’m going to take and mentally start filling it! Yes, I count a night in Manchester as a little holiday, as it gives me an excuse to take a suitcase!

A couple of weeks a go I spent the night in Manchester as I went to see The Courteeners at Heaton Park. Just before I had started my mental packing, this coral suitcase* arrived from ASDA. Immediately I knew that this was coming with me and I started filling it. I’m a bit of a luggage hoarder, so was rather excited to own this one, as it’s one of those really light cases (1.8kg), which means you can fill it with more stuff when going abroad! When choosing this from the ASDA luggage shop, it took me forever before I settled on this one. This was only £30 and will be perfect for my hand luggage next time I go abroad (not this year, sadly!). If you are looking for something similar, definitely check ASDA out. They have a huge range of styles/sizes and if you love luggage like I do (totally not sad), you’ll spend a couple of hours lusting over various pieces!

I’ve always loved George for clothes and would arrive at my job at Greggs half an hour early so I could have a browse before hand (it was only round the corner – win)! They are killing it with their holiday shop, not only is it full of essentials for Summer, there are some gorgeous patterns and the shoes are amazing! I’ve always been partial to a gladiator sandal, and it seems as though they are back with a bang this year! I’ve gone for these floral ones* as I’m all about statement and comfort! Accessory-wise I’ve seen so many fruit inspired bags, I knew I had to have this lemon cross body* number, after all who doesn’t love being a little more fun with fashion in the summer?

Anyone else love luggage… or am I just a little odd!?

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