I’ve read so much in the news recently about the troubles that first-time buyers face.

After buying my first home at the back end of last year, all I can say is yes, it’s super difficult and very stressful, but in the end, it’s worth it. It most definitely came with its difficulties, some which could have been avoided in my opinion. I’m hoping that with my experience I can offer some half decent advice to all you first-time buyers!

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When you reach a certain point in your life, it becomes so apparent how important stress relief is for your body, mind and soul.

Working full time, blogging (almost full time), running a home and trying to keep everyone around me happy can be overwhelming. I’m a damn good overthinker too which doesn’t help! I’ve always struggled with switching off. Switching off from my work, my laptop and updating social media can be a nightmare.

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Growing up I never had a great appreciation for good quality makeup. I used bog standard, cheap makeup which quite frankly ruined my skin. I regretted it for a while, but as a teen, I was always desperate to save and buy my own things.

For the past couple of years I’ve slowly been building up my beauty collection and discovered what works for me and what doesn’t. Dare I say it, it’s almost helped me grow as a woman 🙂 In January, despite my efforts to be more money savvy I did spend quite a bit topping up my collection. Here’s a few of my fave bits…

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In one of my previous posts about my skincare faves, I mentioned that I was on the hunt for a new skincare brand to love. I have 100% found one!

A few weeks ago I was approached by the lovely Hayley from Lovegrove Essentials. A mother/daughter team, Lovegrove Essentials has grown from strength to strength over the past six years and offer a different approach to skincare. Both Hayley and Hannah have spent many years in the beauty industry, developing their understanding and knowledge of different types of skin, both for women and men.

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Hello you gorgeous folks 🙂

Despite January being my birthday month (hello to all you other New Years Day babies!), I always find that January is the most awkward month of them all. It’s the month that falls after the best time of the year (Christmas/New Year), where everyone has no money and tonnes of fitness motivation. It’s the month that despite getting birthday money, I’m always broke.

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