Hi Lovelies. How are we all? I’ve been doing a lot of baking content on the blog as of late, but this weeks it’s all about the Elf Flawless Finish Foundation. Superdrug is relatively new to the Island, it opened last year and of course over that time I’ve bought quite a bit. After my roaccutane journey I’ve been keen to try out lots of new options. I’ve started the search in the more affordable realm, but I’ll defiantly be trying out some luxes ones too.
Hi Lovelies. I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. I have another baking post for you, Lemon Drizzle Loaf to be exact. I love baking and even thought, yes I’m doing all this baking because I’m stuck in this situation, I want to bake more going forward so let the new routine begin.
I bake Simple Bread every week and I don’t see why I can’t bake more. So going forward I’ll be sharing simple recipes, with a few ingredients and simple instructions. Odlums is my go to for recipes, this Lemon Drizzle Cake recipe is from them and their website is super easy to use, so if you are looking for inspiration I’d recommend checking it out!
Hi Lovelies. Hope we are all well and that you’ve been enjoying 2020 so far. Not sure I’m loud and proud about my love for brows but, who doesn’t love a good strong brow, so let’s talk brows, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wizz. While I was on roaccutane, I just fell out of love with getting them done. That being said, I’d highly recommend getting your eyebrows threaded (or waxed if you like) and tinted. This takes a lot of the hard work out.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills pomade in Medium Brown was my go to, at the time I was wearing a full, heavy, face of makeup, but now that I’m wearing a softer look the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wizz is my go to. I tend to get mine from FeelUnique. They have a great selection of shades, mine is Medium Brown, but it’s always out of stock.
Hi Lovelies. Christmas is in full swing so it’s time for my Stocking Filler Ideas Posts. I’ve done something a little bit different this time around, and I’ve selected some retailers and got a bit of a selection from each. This post features ASOS, Boots, Dunnes and a couple of extras.
ASOS Stocking Filler Ideas
I’m always keen on a few jeweller bits in the stocking, this necklace and ring, both in a gold colour are a great little surprise in the stocking. “Hair jewellery” seems to be getting bigger and bigger each year, so these clips are sure to wow. We are all trying to create less waste, so I thought a Keep Cup would be a great gift idea this year. And sure it wouldn’t be a MagpieMagpie blog post if it didn’t include some make-up. The Mac Duo Pack, Too Faced Lipstick and liner would be perfect stocking fillers.
Right… so… Let me start off by saying last year’s resolution didn’t go fantastic, but I did have a HUGE amount of change; and we all know I’m not great with change! 2018 was the year of change (mostly positive) so I struggled quite a bit, but I’m so keen on 2019 being the year I really get back on track!
I’m gonna link last year’s resolutions HERE a number of them will be the same, but sure hey ho. We might as well start the New Blog Year (my new year starts in Feb) in the traditional way.
1. GET MY DRIVING LICENCE
I’ve been saying I’m getting my licence for YEARS now, but my focus this year is to do the theory test… test, a few times and then apply to for the second learners permit. Once that’s all done I’ll book in some lessons and the test and try my best to “GET IT DONE”.
2. CONTINUE TO SURROUNDED MYSELF WITH LIKE MINDED PEOPLE
I don’t think people put enough emphasis on this. Friendship is a choice, so why choose people who bring you down. I used to be very trusting and open, but over the years I’ve made changes to protect myself more. I’ve become a bit more closed off and to be honest it’s better for me. I can still be an open book, but I don’t give 100% anymore. It won’t be the right choice for everyone, but for me, at this time in my life it’s best.
3. CONTINUE TO NEST
I’ve been working hard to make our “house” a home. It’s obviously a home but, I want not just any home, a home to be proud of, a home that is organised and a pleasure to come home to. Currently I have so much shit without a real place that it’s become a bit overwhelming. I will have a place for everything and everything will be in its place, that is my goal for 2019. I’m really getting there with being more organised and I’m sooo pleased with my progress, the Spark Joy movement really speaks to me so I’m gonna try get Jarek on board and we’ll Marie Kondo the flat!