Sunday, 4 December 2016

Why It's Ok To Be The Underdog

Christine McVie - image taken from Pinterest
I often feel like modern life has become a competition; we're all constantly striving to be the very best versions of ourselves that we can be. I'm guilty of it too; forever beating myself up for not EVER being the person who 'has it all'.

We all see these images of perfection where we now see anything less as being a total failure; we have to be the best, the prettiest, the most successful. But sometimes, I don't want to be those things. I want to be the underdog.
For me, there is something striking about NOT having to always be the best in life, and instead being understated about things. Blending into the background isn't always a bad thing.
While being a total wallflower admittedly isn't likely to get you far, having the cool, blasé edge of someone who isn't absolutely desperate for fame and success is way more attractive in my eyes.
I really do think there are so many people out there who don't feel the need to force themselves into the confining little box of 'success' just to be happy. 

We need to stop putting so much pressure on ourselves and instead just BE ourselves. Being happy with your lot isn't a failing, and it's just as easy to pursue your passion quietly and modestly as it is to be the focal point.

The other night I was driving home and blasting a little bit of Fleetwood Mac out in the car and it made me think how everyone always raved about Stevie Nicks, who's boho fashion and distinctive voice were synonymous with the bands image. But happily there in the background on keyboards was Christine McVie; always understated, totally talented, achingly cool and even now looking incredible having maintained her timeless style (she also penned most of their best songs, IMO)

Christine was happy to let someone else take centre stage, as coolly confident in her own abilities to not need to be the main star, the sex object, the poster girl. Just doing doing her thang and loving it.

So in a world of Stevie's, be a Christine.
Being the underdog is so much more fun.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Home Pamper Sessions

Now that the cold weather is upon us, one of my absolute favourite things to do of an evening is a little home pamper. Giving yourself a little TLC doesn't have to cost spa prices, and there's nothing that a little 'me-time' can't fix.

I like to take my make-up off and tie my hair back, then run a hot Lush bath with loads of bubbles. While the water is running I get some clean PJ's and pop them on the radiator to warm while I'm soaking (I know, such a granny!)
My next step is to put on a hair mask, at the moment I'm loving the Spirulina and Avocado Oil mask by Organik Botanik Australia that I picked up recently, it smells amazing and is packed full of nutrients that my hair really needs now I'm back to the bleach. There was also a coconut oil one that I'm kicking myself for not picking up!

Once I'm safely inside the bath I put on a Korean sheet mask. I'm so over clay masks now as I absolutely hate having to rinse them off my face and hairline (I always miss bits!) I picked up loads from Innisfree a while ago that worked out really cheaply in bulk from Amazon. They really do make my skin feel incredible and really glowy, and as they're gentle they never sting. Even though my sheet mask stash is getting a little out of hand, I also picked up two by Tony Moly (Broccoli and Tomato) that are amazing, and totally joining my collection very soon. 

After this I lie back and relax, either with a good book or with Netflix (at the moment I'm loving 'The Crown') before finishing off my pamper with a generous amount of body lotion, putting on my warm PJ's and getting into bed. 

Do you like a home pamper session?


Sunday, 27 November 2016

Fat Face Winter Wishlist

It's no secret by now that I'm a teensy bit obsessed with Fat Face, right?
I absolutely adore almost everything they bring out, and the new winter range is no exception. I was having a browse through the new catalogue the other night, and these are just a few of the things I'd love Santa to bring me:

I love lounge wear, there's no better feeling than coming home and getting changed into some super comfy clothes, and these pants look so soft and cosy. 

A new gilet has been on my wishlist for a while, and this one is exactly what I've been looking for. I love it in the shade 'cumin' as it's a little bit different, and also really perfect for this time of year. I love that it's got a removeable hood and is fleece lined too!

I'm obsessed with hoodies and practically live in them at home, This one has a built in snood which makes it look all the more snuggly, and perfect with lounge pants.

These slippers look so cute and cosy, and they're a fraction of the price of Ugg slippers (which they remind me of) I have weird heels, boot slippers never stay on my feet for some reason, so these slip ons would be perfect for keeping my toes warm!

I love a simple roll neck, they look so good with jeans and layered underneath dresses, gilets, cardigans etc. Plus they're always really cosy and warm! I love this boyfriend fit one, it's casual but still smart enough for work.

What do you think of my picks?

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