The Real Meaning of Christmas

Hey Guys,

Well it’s D-Day, yes I know, shocking that I am a Christmas Fanatic, so this post is of course based around my favourite time of year. This year in the run up to the festive season, I have been thinking about what it is that makes Christmas such a special time of year. Yes while it is great to get presents, I think as you get older (I’m a ripe old 23!) your perception of Christmas begins to alter. It becomes more about spending time with family and friends and seeing their faces when they open their gifts. So many tragic and unfortunate things happen every day, it really makes you appreciate having your loved ones safe and happy. At the end of the day that far out weighs the monetary side of Christmas.

I have put together a small collection of videos that communicate the real meaning of Christmas. Regardless of their circumstances, everyone deserves a little something to make them smile at Christmas. I hope you enjoy and you all have a lovely Christmas with your nearest and dearest 🙂

Merry Christmas My Loves

Z x

Lip Balm Review

Hey Guys,

As you know I love testing out new products and I love, love, LOVE finding a bargain product that actually works great. Who doesn’t want to find something that doesn’t cost a bomb and makes you look and in turn feel good?! Well today’s post is about a new  lip crayon that I’ve been wearing the last few days. It had a lovely finish to it and it made my lips feel really soft and moisturised, which is essential during the Winter months.

I applied this lip crayon the other day before I left for Christmas shopping: IMG_0122 (1)IMG_0126

I only reapplied it once (after food) other than that it survived almost 6 hours, even after grabbing a coffee. Note the lack of smiling and tired eyes after 6 hours of battling through the crowds!

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The good news: the Pure Shine Colour Lip Balm is only €5.00 from Catrice. The colour I wore was 030 Don’t Just Think Pink. I’m not usually a ‘pink’ kind of girl, but I really liked this colour! There are a range of different colours to choose from too though if this one doesn’t float your boat.

 

For such a good price, you can’t really go wrong!

Until Next time My Loves

Z x

 

 

5 Ways to Brighten your Day

Hey Guys,

The usual Monday blues seem to have escalated for this particular week. Everywhere I looked today people were complaining about lack of sleep, not wanting to go to work etc via social media. To be fair I was right there with them. I think as the festive season is now in full swing, so too are the alcoholic beverages and late nights. This usually results in a not so funday Monday. So I decided to draw up a small list of things that you can do to brighten up the rest of your week (hopefully!)

Eat Chocolate

Studies have shown that  who isn’t happy when they are eating chocolate? No explanation needed.

Listen to Music

Music has long been an excellent mood enhancer. Grab your earphones and play an upbeat tune that makes you want to shake that bum! Avoid sad, love songs as, well this isn’t going to help brighten anyone’s day, in fact it is likely to do the opposite. No opt instead for a song that will put a smile on your face whilst singing a long. My tune for today is Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.

 Make a List

It has been proven that if you write yourself a list for the day, your mood will get a boost. You feel proactive and organised as you have set yourself clear goals for the day. These may be as small as picking something up in the shop or getting petrol. It doesn’t matter. When you get to tick off each ‘to do’ you will also get a sense of satisfaction. Get writing and ticking.

Be Kind

Being nice is a choice, I have long said this. Being kind towards someone will not only make them feel good, it gives you an added boost too. A kind gesture can be as large or small as you choose. It is not something that requires measurement. Think of how good you will feel once you have made someone else happy.

 Resist the Urge to Complain

This is completely ironic coming from me. I am a grade one complainer, particularly when I am tired or hungover (both of which I am today!) however I read before that the idea is to trick yourself into thinking you are not in bad humour. Acting positively and avoiding negative thoughts will help to persuade your brain to feel happy. It sounds really cheesy I know, but I have been trying it so far today and well I haven’t slapped anyone, so in my mind it is working remarkably well.

So go fourth and become a Positive Polly tomorrow. Spend your day being nice, dancing your ass off and eating loads of chocolate!

Until next time My Loves

Z x