Sunday, 7 June 2015

9 Things To Do Whilst I'm 19

Well, this is it. My last year as a teenager - and yes nineteen is still a teenager. And I've decided that before I get into my 20s, I wanted to create a sort of bucket list for myself. So, in no particular order, here are nine things I want to do whilst I'm 19!

1. Go on my first holiday on my own. 
And by on my own, I mean without parents/ school etc.

2. See a musical in London
It's been a long time since I last went to see a musical in London - Sound of Music btw - and me and my sister are always saying we're going to save and go up to London and go to the theatre. Has it happened yet? No. Hopefully this year it actually will.

3. Be genuinely content with myself
Ever since I was a young teenager, I have never been truly happy with my body. Since I've started going to the gym this year - see the post here - I've gradually started to feel happy with myself. I would just really like to get to a place where I think 'Yeah, this is good. I'm happy with this.'

4. Get a tattoo? 
I want one soooo badly and I have for ages. But, I have no idea what to get? I obviously don't want to rush into anything but if I do finally decide before I hit my 20s, it would be excellent.

5. Successfully continuing blogging
Ok, ok. Don't laugh. I would love to make it to 20 knowing that I have put all I can into this blog and see it continue to grow.

6. Travel
Whether it's abroad or just in the UK, I want to see more of the world.

7. Save, save, save
I am so bad at saving money. Even if I have a word with myself on payday about not throwing money away on those shoes I need to have the following month, my bank balance is always at a much smaller number than I'd like it to be by the end of the month.

8. Take more photos
I've said it before, I am crap at taking photos. I just completely forget at the time and then a year later I hate that I haven't got a single photo of a particular event. So until I'm 20, hopefully my camera will be glued to my hand.

9. Experiment more with clothes
My sense of style has always been pretty safe and I would love to explore different styles more.

What's on your bucket list?

- Millie xx

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Jumping on the GinZing Bandwagon

Oh. My. God. Why didn’t I succumb to the Origins counter before?

On a very stressful solo shopping trip after my birthday, I decided to treat myself with my first luxury skincare item. OK, so I may not be luxury, but for me anything over £10 is a luxury – poor apprentice over here. I can honestly say I have not regretted the decision to fork over £23 for this little jar of goodness at all. The lady who served me at the Origins counter was so lovely as well, she took me through all their moisturisers suited to my skin type and let me test them all out. I love how she wasn’t pushy and she didn’t try to tell me what was best for my skin – the choice was completely left to me after she had explained all the benefits of each.

Being a citrus lover, I obviously went for the GinZing moisturiser. I freaking love the smell of this stuff – in the best way possible, it smells like the orange fruit winder I used to have in my lunchbox in primary school! But you know that Origins only uses the best ingredients and its completely natural, which makes that amazing smell all the better. As soon as I put in on in the morning I feel so refreshed and awake. Not to mention that this has done my skin wonders. I’ve always suffered with tight, dry skin and this moisturiser just makes it feel amazing – I only use this in the morning as I have a heavier moisturise for overnight. And this has lasted so well! I’ve had it since the start of March, I use it every day and, as you can sort of see from the photos, I still have so much of it left.

I could ramble on about this product until the cows come home, but I’ll just leave it at this. I would very happily fork out another £23 on the little orange pot of miracles!

What’s  your skin saviour?

- Millie xx