Thursday, 22 December 2016

My Very Late Christmas Wishlist

With christmas only a few days away I thought I'd share my wishlist with you as I like to have a bit of a nosy into other peoples wishlists myself.

I've been on the lookout for a good quality handbag that I can wear on my arm as well as across body. I quite like the look of the Fossil Emma Satchel and think it is the perfect every day size.

This is definitely a favourite of many bloggers and since I recently rediscovered how much I like face oils I can't wait to give this a try.

3. Iphone 7

I would really like a new phone because my 6 year old Iphone 4 just can't keep up anymore. Whenever I get to use my sister's Iphone 7 I am amazed about how fast it is and how nice and bright photos turn out.

I absolutely love candles and particularly like the look and smell of Heyland & Whittle candles. For me they have a very luxurious feel to them and their range of scents is just amazing.

I already own a rather sporty Daniel Wellington watch which I wear almost every day and now want a more dainty, ladylike watch to wear with dresses and for formal occasions. When I first saw the Cluse La Vedette watch I knew that this was exactly what I have been looking for. It is elegant, not too flashy and reasonably priced aswell.

This film is such a classic so I would like to add it to my collection of old films.
I love a good cosy hoodie and I think that Superdry make some of the best ones. I really like this blue one with the subtle star print and would love to receive it for christmas.
I've been wanting a Jo Malone fragrance for quite a while and hope to get one very soon as my current perfume is about to run out. I sniffed my way through the Jo Malone store a while ago and found so many scents I liked. The one that stood out most to me was Earl Grey and Cucumber so I definitely want to get my hands on it soon.

My current curling wand is rather hard to use and I'm never happy with the results I get. I heard and read many good things about the Remington Pearl Pro Curl Wand and would like to get it so I can retire my old curling wand.

So there we have it. What's on your wishlist this christmas? 

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

How to beat the winter blues

I don't know about you but I'm definitely one of those people who suffer from winter blues. I wouldn't even say that I generally dislike winter, it's just that I find it hard to deal with the darkness and the weather which makes me want to stay indoors way too much and robbs me of my motivation to do anything, particularly on grey and dreary days. I'm also not very good with the cold temperatures and admire people who live in REALLY cold countries/climates (I'm looking at you Canada and Russia). However, since winter keeps coming round every year without fail, I've found a few little ways of making it more bearable which I want to share with you today.

Make the most of any sunny spells

I try and make the most of the rare sunny spells by getting out and about for a little walk or some errands or even just sitting on my balcony in the sun. The light and warmth revives me and is so important to give my body the much needed Vitamin D.

Try and embrace the bad weather. Get cosy!

Since we can't change the weather it is best to make the most of it and try and appreciate that it isn't just a nuisance but that it can also be quite cosy actually. So get your blankets out, make some hot chocolate or tea and cuddle up on the sofa with a book or a good film.

Buy some flowers

With christmas over, I'm craving spring but since I'll have to wait for that a bit longer I make sure to buy some fresh flowers as often as I can. I think a nice vase of tulips instantly brightens up the room and it definitely lifts my mood, despite the gloomy weather.

Make some plans and changes that get you excited

I always find that making plans and sticking to my new years resolutions really helps with improving my mood and getting me even more excited for spring and summer. I like making plans for the months ahead so that I have something to look forward to and to work towards.

Watch summery films

On days when it is particularly cold and wintery I like watching films that are set in summer or a sunny location because they give me that summery feeling and let me forget about winter for a moment.

I hope these tips help you as much as they help me :-)

Julie xx