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Monday, 15 February 2016


Can’t believe it’s already the middle of February and I haven’t blogged since the start of January! Things really don’t go the way you plan them and me being me I do love to procrastinate and have been avoiding my problems as I am in such a rut with my career and personal life and the direction I’m going with my life, I wish I could say more so I can show others that their not the only ones going through this problem but unfortunately for personal reasons I can’t. I am hoping in the next few months I have it “sorted” and share with you what it is and share with you on how I have fought it!

The word that has been in my mind recently, which has made relevance to my life, is the word faith. Faith is definitely something I believe I need more in my like and it is also I need to believe in a spiritual sense as another reason I haven’t been that glued into the blogging word as two of my family members were not well, both unwell in their own spectrum.  One of person being my granddad who is terminally ill and I pray for his recovery, I would appreciate any well wishes for him as he needs as much as he can get. The same would go for the other person being my sister as she slowly recovering from her illness but I hope that she doesn’t go through with this past stage again, there some illnesses that even doctors do not have the answer to and this is where faith comes in which is the only thing you can depend with situations likes these and I have all the faith in the world that these two people will make a recovery J

The last few days I’ve been off work, as technically today I would have been abroad but as I mentioned things don’t go as we plan them but we were lucky enough to get some of the money back the money we paid for as I cancelled as soon as possible. So with the days off I’ve using this time to style my room as I started back last August and am still redecorating and I have to wait until I have enough extra cash to do so! (the life of a grown up eh) I’ve also been using this time to vlog so I add something different to my channel as I cant always make haul videos and I never have the time to film my make up. I’ve really been enjoying vlogging even though I’m not getting up to exciting things, its nice to show my personality more. I’ve also been braining storming on what to do my blog and what to add so watch out! I’m still optimistic to make 2016 my year even though the start hasn’t been great! J  I guess writing this post has helped me more than anything and I hope someone comes across this page and realises how we need to have faith and get through every chapter of our life, this is so cliché but so true!

Xxx Tami

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Lipstick Lookbook: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Outlaw

I picked this gorgeous liquid lipstick during my trip to NYC after hearing rave reviews about it! Now I can see why everyone loves them as the lipsticks don't budge! The colour is so opaque and not as drying as other liquid lipsticks I've tried in the past and I'm actually now regretting not buying more. Outlaw is a lovey true red colour with hints of blue and lovely to glam up any look. Have you tried any of Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks?



Sunday, 3 January 2016


Happy New Year everyone, I hope everyone had an amazing time off during the holidays and are not dreading too much to return to work tomorrow (you're not on your own!) I can't actually believe it's 2016 already the past year has flew in and in a way I'm glad to put it all behind and start afresh. I know it's cliche to think of change and goals around this time of the year but I do think it's only when you have time off to yourself that you can think about these things which for me is this time of the year. The past year for me I don't think I've actually taken time out to breathe, when I'm off I'm planning things to get rid of my stress when actual fact I should be doing things to relieve stress not avoid it. So this year I really want to focus on myself and my wellbeing as well as caring for the ones who matter the most. I guess its a age thing that you start to realise who's going to be there in thick and thin and who's not, but this year I want to focus on "doing me".

Unlike last year I don't want to write down unattainable goals and really dramatic ones as realistically there not achievable and can be quite demotivating half way through the year so this year I want to have small targets that then add up to my overall goals. I hope these goals help some of you's and do let me know what your new year resolutions are :) 

Health & Wellbeing

I guess this is popular resolution to make during the start of year but this year I actually want to stick to it and start small. I've been really slacking in the gym lately so I want to ease myself back slowly. My target is to go to 4 spin classes a month and then attend 4 other classes therefore on a minimum going to the gym twice a week. For now I think this is a good start but again I will start adding more in the following months. Food wise I really want to reduce down on my sugar intake and the takeaways I have! I really also want to start learning how to cook as I seriously don't know how to cook anything! I really want to make an effort and cook meals for my family and as I think cooking healthy meals would overcome these two goals :) 
In terms of wellbeing I really want to start trying out yoga as this would be great for me to get some me time, I'm thinking of either getting a DVD or trying out classes but this is something I want to start in February as again I don't want to bombard myself with too many things this month. I also want to have a "no technology day" once a week, during the weekdays this can be hard so I want to dedicate one of my weekends to a no tech day (possibly a Saturday as Sunday is Blogging/Youtube day)  is anyone else trying this ? 

Money & Decluttering 

I have been thinking about this in the past few months and I really want to start saving for the future and for rainy days therefore really want to open up a savings account and also get myself a money bank thats can't be opened easily (I'm so bad at saving) therefore I will dedicate a small amount to put away for savings again I want to try small and then start saving more in the months to come as I'll need to save for holidays etc. 
In terms of things in my room I really to start getting rid of unwanted/unloved items so therefore I'm going to stick to a rule of any new item in my wardrobe I need to give an item to charity as my wardrobe is going to collapse one point!

Organised & Reading

I really want to be more organised how I set my week and write down my goals for the month! ( I know easier said than done). I don't know about others but actually writing things down with pen and paper feel so much better then using a laptop ( I tend to remember things more!) therefore I am on a hunt for diary (Yes I know we're already in the first week of January but I'm always late in the bandwagon) I have been eyeing the Erin Condren ones after seeing other bloggers talk about it as well as the Kate Spade one and this Paperchase one. 

I actually can't remember the last time I was reading which is really bad as I use to enjoy reading so I want to try reading lighthearted books to get me into the swing of things so mu goal is to try and read one book every three months which doesn't seem like a hard task but if I'm put off by a book it's hard for me to get in the swings of it again. I've just ordered a Lindsey Kelk's "About a girl" so if you're a fan of her books and know of other authors who write similar books then please do let me know :) 

Blogging and YouTube 

I've already talked about my youtube goals which I've added the clip below but in terms of blogging I really want to stay up to date and post regularly. I want to atleast post twice a week and also add the fashion/style element to my blog again as that was the main reason behind me making a blog as my youtube channel was for all the beauty related things, but don't get me wrong I love blogging beauty but I definitely have not blogged enough style so thats a mini goal for me try and do. In order to blog regularly I want to actually go out to a cafe and work on my blog/channel because when I'm home I procrastinate so much and leave it in the back end and then regret it so therefore want to spend an afternoon in a coffee shop blogging away (Instagram moment here) 

Personal Goals 

There are some personal goals that I have in terms of career wise which I will share in due course but for now I want to make in a mission to be content in my career as I feel like I'm going round in circles. One other thing I want to achieve is to travel since I've started taking weekend breaks I have been addicted to planning travel itineraries for future trips. I love seeing new places and I think this is time to go travelling for me personally which I'm not tied down job and family wise...

How to achieve these...

Like I've mentioned continuously I really want to have small tasks that are achievable which will add up to my bigger goals so I plan to write these goals down in my diary as a list. I have tried to playn specific days to do the above goals and I can't wait to score them off in my diary. As well as this I plan to catch up with you guys in 6 months time and let you know how I get on therefore have a sort of time goal to work on....

I hope this was helpful in some little way and I would love to read your #2016resolutions 

XX Tami XX

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Anti-Bucket List!

Like everyone else around this time of the year I tend to think of goals to set ourselves for the new year but sometimes we forget that we should be grateful for things that have came our way in the past year. Although things have not worked out how I planned, there are also things I feel grateful for and thought I would share what I've achieved whether it was big or small as one of the favourite quote is "Don't worry too much on your mistakes. Mistakes become experience". 

This post was totally inspired by Olivia's post highlighting how we should remember how far we've came because no-ones going to give you a pat on the back for your personal goals apart from yourself! Now saying that I will also have new goals for the new year :) especially travel wise as travelling is something I really want to achieve in my 20's so there is places I want to visit but at the same time I wanted to highlight how far I've got with 2015: 

1. Visiting New York City (Was no.1 on my travel list) and first ever helicopter ride - For some one that is afraid of heights I thought I did well at staying calm our helicopter flew us around NYC and it was a small helicopter to begin with (hating small spaces and all that) so thumbs up for that! NYC was truly how I imagined it and if anyone is going there soon I am so jealous right now as it did not disappoint me but I will share more in tomorrows Travel Thursday post :) 

2. Letting go of my part time job - Will truly miss working for them (and the staff discount) but working a full time and part time job was getting a little too much for me so I needed to let go!

3. Exploring my city more - Living here basically all my life I never have truly appreciated what is close to home I was grateful that I did a bit of exploring and took advantage of bank holidays and went to good old tourist spots. 

4. Had my first afternoon tea experience! - Okay so not a major goal but I finally got to see what the fuss was all about and I loved it! have tried a few places now and I have to say it is a great concept as it's a nice way to chill over some tea and scones!

5. End of last year/start of this year I visited my grandparents who live a wee bit away from me so I don't get to see them that often and with my grandad being ill he can't travel to see us so it was lovely to see them after so long. As my nanny and nandad passed away two years ago I want to be able to see my paternal side more and now that I don't have to worry about exams and what not I'm hoping to see them more often now. 

As mentioned there was much more I had planned for 2015 but things don't always go to plan but I'm grateful for the little things that have happened :) 

Have you written one of these as well ? Send me links and I would love to check it out