A few weeks ago I fell victim to my works notorious theif, my purse was emptied of it's money while i worked, to say i was upset would be an understatement.
I didn't cry about the money being stolen but what did leave me sobbing my heart out is that my colleagues had rallied together to replace the money that had been taken and put in my bag before i could protest! I was soo touched by their kindness, i will repay it in baked goods.
On hearing what had happened my closest friend and fellow blogger (glamglitzgloss.co.uk) Tanya offered to take me out that weekend as we both needed cheering up. So the day came and Tanya and her friend Stacey came to meet me from a baby shower, we chatted and shared a bottle of prosecco. Unfortunately Tanya was a little worse for wear after having a long day and had to go home earlier than planned, so her friend Stacey extended an invite to join her and her friends for a drink in the railway, Tanya lent me some money and shooed me off with Stacey.
Stacey and her friends were incredibly kind and welcoming! I didnt feel out of place or awkward at all and I had a nice evening getting to meet and mix with new people! At the end of the night i walked to my bus stop with a massive smile amazed at the kindness I had recieved that evening.
Since then i have received nothing but praise and love for stacey when telling this story to mutual friends and all I can think is WE NEED MORE STACEYS IN THe WORLD!
This girl did not know me, we had only met that night and she took me along with her, even bought me a drink and introduced me to her friends. She has a heart of gold and we need more people like her.
Hopefully I will cross paths with her again so i can return the drink!
Have you experienced kindness this week? Share below!!
Last weekend I was fortunate enough to be invited by my friend and fellow blogger Tanya (glamglitzgloss.com) to seventh heaven's 30 year anniversary event.
The event was held in a closed down pub in Hackney, London. They had transformed it in to a vintage/shabby chic beauty haven, On the first floor you had their little shop where you could buy any full sized products, also you would find arcade classics such as pac man and space invaders!. The top floor had two rooms, one had free beauty treats (face masks, massages...) and the other room is where they held meditation and yoga classes, Tanya had booked us in for reiki meditiation and laughing yoga, unfortunately I did end up walking out of both! (Too many people in one room!). Going down in to the basement of the building you would find a cinema room and a 80's room, these had to be my favourite rooms.
Refreshments and snacks were available through out the building, unfortunately the advertised chocolate fountain had arrived late and was not ready by the time we left as we were both in need of food.
On our way out we collected our VIP goodie bags which was a canvas tote bag with a selection of hair and face masks. I have already used the charcoal and dead sea exfoliating mask, it was messy but my skin felt so fresh and soft! As a acne sufferer I'm not normally a fan of face masks as i can't use any products with oil in but 7th Heaven use all natural and vegan friendly products, so i have now converted into a lover of face masks!
If you wish to discover more about reiki meditation email Victoria Crump at firstname.lastname@example.org
Within the last year the term 'body shaming' has been a popular topic, body shaming is a term used when a person is criticised for being either over weight or under-weight. Personally I am neither but in the past week i have been criticised for my size.
Between November through to May i was on a course of anti-depressants, as well as antibiotics for my acne and medication for my migraines, this combined caused me to gain 2 stone in weight. This wasn't my choice, it was a side effect of the various medications. Between January to June last year i was a total gym addict, i loved the way it made me feel. Gradually my migraines got worse and it resulted in me fainting one day and hitting my head on a machine, ive not been back because;
2) anxiety - i don't want a repeat!
3) my doctor advised against it for a while.
When i was at the gym i recieved a lot of comments, mainly that i was too skinny, i disagreed and called it healthy, i still feel that way as i was a healthy 8 stone (i'm 5ft 1). Now i am 9 and half stone, i have gone from a size 6/8 to a size 12, which according to the BMI i'm in the ok range, only now i get comments such as "why dont you go back to the gym?" And "you are on the big side". Unfortunately nobody looks at me and sees a girl who has battles her inner demons and battled with her health, they just see a curvey girl who must enjoy her food too much.....(fact: i dont actually eat a lot!)
This bothers me more than it should, i have tried all sorts to try and lose the extra pounds including meal replacement shake programs such as Protein World and DIet now, and to take supplements, the only results this has produced is that i now no longer can enjoy dairy products and I have IBS. Not nice.
Truth of the matter is we need to look after our bodies by eating healthily, feeding our bodies needs and regular exercise. There also needs to be a better way of how we look at each other, you never know what a person has been or is going through. Another thing is some need to learn that they can't enforce their opinions onto others, we are all unique and different.
I am facing my demons and joining (a different!) Gym and signing up to various exercise classes, i will keep you informed of my fitness journey!
When it comes to booking holiday most of us are in the same boat, first come first serve, book it or lose it kinda deal.
I decided to take the first two weeks of August off, and i have nothing planned! Thats it....zilch!
To recharge my batteries, catch up with family and friends and i just couldn't afford to go away! I honestly do feel for families who wish to go away this time of year!
Anyway i have lots of posts planned, and i still need to write up my first experience at the #bigbloggerexpo! I have already started to post little reviews about the products i recieved so head over to my instagram and follow to keep updated! You will links at the bottom of this page and on the home page!
On Monday July 4th I was invited to go to HoloHolo's pop up shop in London. Being a new blogger I was very excited to have been invited!
After a lot of walking around I eventually found the shop not far from Bethnal Green Station. It was a very small shop but luckily i arrived while it was quiet so I was able to have a look at the bikinis and enjoy a healthy drink that was provided.
The bikini range was very limited but i imagine this will grow alongside the company, the bikinis were fabulous in design, they were simple but flattering, all block colours which is my style! I'm not a fan of patterned clothing really.
Also on offer was temporary tattoos, they were gold foil tattoos and had a beautiful variety. I want to purchase three of the tattoos but at this stage the store was packed, it was extremely hot, and i had been pushed away by another blogger wanting to get a tattoo on her arm, so at this stage I left.
Rosemary, the designer and organiser was present and mingling, she had done a great job with the pop up shop and I was her the best of luck with Holoholo!