I'm excited to talk you guys through these amazing perfume oils I was recently sent by the lovely lady Khadijah behind Pearls Of Purity. These non-alcoholic perfumes oils have had me in awe - they last forever I kid you not. I received 3 lovely bottles, one mini roll on perfect to slip in your clutch if your at a wedding/special event and you're limited with space, a larger roll on bottle that you can keep in your bag and lastly this gorgeous gold detailed bottle that looks amazing on my dresser.

If you are looking for a new perfume but don't want to break the bank because I have to admit perfumes can be very expensive these days - I'd recommend checking out the Instagram page @pearlsofpurity which has loads more dainty bottles and designer perfumes oils to choose from and are so much cheaper and long lasting than buying your usual bottle for £50-100.

Thank you again to Khadijah for sending me these, I received them super fast and I've been wanting to try tom ford's black orchid for months now but couldn't ever bring myself to spending £100 on it but now I have and I'm in love with it. Will definitely purchase some bottles soon for presents for friends and family.
small roll on filled with - tom ford black orchid
big roll on - ysl black opium (my favourite!)
dainty bottle - D&G the one

 

Pearls of Purity Perfume Oils

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Hello m'loves, hope you're all well. 
I've been wanting to write up a post about 'body confidence' for a while now but haven't had the chance to really sit down on my laptop and just write - believe it or not my last two posts were written up and posted via my phone because working full-time drains me out! Today I've actually had a pretty chilled day at work hence why I am able to sit down and have some 'me time' (yes, writing lifestyle blog posts is me time in my books)


Let's start off with my own body confidence journey, and trust me it hasn't been a cup of tea.

 When I was in my teens I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome which is very common in women, I was petrified at the time of course and still sometimes can get very caught up in the thought of it and the symptoms it comes with, one being weight gain. In year 10 I went from being a size 6/8 to a 12. I was so ashamed of my body, and honestly was shocked at how my body changed so fast, I wasn't eating anything different than the usual, my body just suddenly expanded and it was a very difficult time for me. I would wear clothes that are size 14 just so it would cover my stomach and not cling onto my body, bearing in mind at the time it was all abut wearing the nice fitted tee's with a pair of skinnys - but you wouldn't see me in any of that, I lost all my self confidence. I started to hate my body, every stretch mark made me feel sick and it got to the point where it made me feel heavily depressed.

Eventually with the support of friends and family I began to accept how my body was, and that it will always change as I grow older because of my medical condition. I did begin to eat some what healthier and joined the gym with my friend, although gym didn't last long I would walk a lot, and it definitely contributed towards me getting back into shape. Now I'm a happy size 8, sometimes can fit into 6 but either way I dropped stones and I'm SO proud of myself. 

I still have bad days were I feel like I'm not 'thin' enough to wear something that I'd really like to but everyday I'm fighting away these negative thoughts and continuously loving my curves, my stretch marks a.k.a tiger stripes. Before you say 'it's easier said than done' Yes I 100% agree, it's not always so easy to get into this high spirit of just loving yourself, it takes time and time can seem like forever but as long as you continue to show self love, walk with your head held high, and remind yourself when you get into a rut that 'life is too short to waste my time hating my body this way.'

Work on ways to get healthier, don't rush into dieting and hitting the gym every single day. Pace yourself there is no rush! As soon as you get yourself into a routine that suits your lifestyle and doesn't change anything else around you, then continue to work towards being healthier and happier.
 I've linked below a cosmopolitan post that will instantly uplift your mood, and remind you that you are beautiful no matter what size and shape you're in. 


Lets Talk Body Confidence...

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Hello everyone! I'm aware I'm a day late, but I've finally had the chance to sit down and write about my very busy weekend!

I love writing and these lifestyle posts, it's kind of like a 're-cap' on my week. I'm going to talk about Friday because my weekend starts that evening with date night - this time round we went to Bowling and I actually beat Aminul and got a strike! I also beat him at air football at the arcade but he denies that, all in all it was a fun filled night which ended with some delicious pizza. Mmmmmm :)

I think if you've been in a long term relationship (almost 6 years for me) it's super important you take time out for one another to just have fun and to create a stronger bond - trust me it helps maintain a healthy relationship. As we grow up and adult life kicks in we barely have time for one another we get so caught up with either uni, work and sometimes it can become overwhelming. From experience I can tell you these date nights have helped us immensely, I'm always looking forward to them just because it's 'us' time and I get to offload about my week, and just have someone listen. It doesn't always have to be somewhere fancy, take a walk or even go sight seeing?

My Saturday was pretty boring, I stayed in watched movies and waited up till 12 to send my best friend a very long birthday message! Currently very jealous of her as she is in Barcelona, getting a tan and seeing beautiful sunsets. *cries*

On Sunday myself & P (www.skinfacebeauty.co.uk) travelled to Kensington to attend the Olympia Beauty Exhibition and the Bloggers Awards. We arrived fashionably late, and received some amazing goodie bags from NYX! The most exciting part was actually shopping at the NYX stand which was very very busy as you can imagine, us UK make up fanatics can't get our paws on NYX so easily - everything is always out of stock on the website but they have recently opened up a pop up shop in Oxford Street Selfridges but once again, things get sold out pretty fast. We both will be doing a haul soon on what we got but overall it was a great experience, and I cannot wait to attend some more events with P who may I just say looked stunning her make up was so flawless.


Weekly Update #8 | A Late Catch Up

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