Tuesday, 28 June 2016
It's impossible to know what to do or say when something awful happens to somebody you love. This week has really opened my eyes to the fact that actually you can develop such strong feelings for a friend that you have known a relatively short period of time.
In times of tragedy some people disappear from your lives to manage things quietly and on their own, and some people reach out to you for help. Some people pray. Some people light candles. Some people do nothing but trust that the positivity and love that they show to others on a daily basis is returned to them when they need the good karma the most.
I have a friend in need of prayers, and candles, and good karma. I have a friend that is somehow keeping all of her shit together during what is absolutely certainly the most devastating week of her life.
I don't know what you believe; actually that part doesn't matter at all. All I ask of my readers and of this amazing blogging community is that you do your thing, whatever that might be, and you do it hard, because this woman deserves the happy ending of her story.
I'm with you always gal, you know who you are.
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
A couple of weeks ago I bought the Dior 2-In-1 Prime and Conceal stick in Shade 100 (Light). It's an innovative little product because not only does it work as a great concealer, but it also works as a primer for eyes and lips. I've been absolutely loving it this week because I've been working super long hours and suffering with some impressive bags under my eyes! I also discovered that this looks great underneath a liquid lipstick. One thing I would point out is that it doesn't really work underneath matte lip products because you need your lips to be moisturised rather than primed for the finish to look even on your lips.
Another thing the Dior Prime & Conceal stick is amazing for is touching up your makeup throughout the day. You can use it to cover dark circles, blemishes and also dark eyelids. Dior packaging is always high quality and the casing is sturdy enough to survive in the bottom of your handbag without cracking.
Monday, 13 June 2016
I spent the past week with my family in a lovely villa in Kalkan, Turkey, and it was incredible. I don't have the usual post holiday blues that I've become accustomed to, but I think that might be because June is the last month of the financial year at work which means I have the opportunity to earn myself a pretty nice bonus payment. Is it still taboo to talk about how much money motivates me?
The holiday was perfect and it was exactly what I needed. We had a 6 bedroom villa with a private pool that was a few steps away from the Beach Club and walking distance to the bars and shops in the evening. I went with my husband, parents, siblings, Aunt & Uncle and a few cousins. I feel like I never see my brothers so it was really good to catch up with them, even if one did push me head first into a sea full of huge fish. Little bastard. I spent the week lying in the sun, swimming and eating pizzas (not at the same time).
Things are really good at the moment. I feel like I'm more in control of 'life' recently. I made the last payment on the wedding last month (note to brides-to-be: wedding bands are expensive) and I also reduced the balance on my credit card by quite a bit which has taken a huge amount of stress off my shoulders.
Unfortunately we lost my lovely Grandma one month ago as she succumbed to old age, as I guess we all will. I visited her in hospital a few times and never once heard a moan or complaint out of her. Whilst it was very sad for everybody, I'm glad that she's not in pain anymore. In the past month my family has really rallied together to make sure that my Grampy is coping and that all of Nans things are in order. It made me think a lot about how lucky I am to have a huge family around me, even if I don't see half of them nearly as much as I'd like to.
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