Will we ever be satisfied. We are genetically engineered to hoard to save things in good times so we are prepared in bad times, but now, now that there is an abundance of stuff. Surely we don’t need to hoard.

 Fortunately for many we can simply go out and get the stuff we need. 

We are reluctant to give the stuff we don’t need to the needy “just in case.” And those expensive items we got ourselves and don’t use but feel too guilty to sell for a loss or to donate.

If you don’t need it on a daily or even weekly basis chances are you could get along just fine with out it!

Rid your home of the crap that we don’t need, that we don’t use and the stuff that doesn’t bring us joy.


Going with the flow

These four words up until now have been my life’s mantra. I’m chilled relaxed and I go with the flow. I have said this so many times and about so many things.

But what is going with the flow.

 Going with the flow is nice and it’s easy. It’s lazy. Your not making any of your own life decisions. You are passively letting your life go by, reacting to it only when it needs to be reacted to. 

It’s true that sometimes things happen in your life that you are unable to control and your only option is to go with the flow. But where has going with the flow really ever gotten anyone?

Did Richard Branson simply go with the flow when his flight got cancelled? No he commanded something different from his life, chartered a plane, charged other stranded passengers airfair and got where he was going and a whole new business venture appeared from it.

If you aren’t in love with what you do but you also don’t hate it, you just coast and go with the flow… Only to find out in 5/10/15/20 years time that you could and SHOULD have been doing something more worthwhile. Something of value. Maybe not physical value, but something that brings value into YOUR life. After all your the one that is living it. 

Command more value from your life. Stop simply going with the flow!

More for less

Does stuff make us happy?

Are 10 dresses hung up in the wardrobe better than just the 2 you actually wear? Bottles and bottles of moisturiser, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners and face wash, when a bar of soap Would do?

When you have a couple of hours to kill so you go shopping, feeling a bit blue? Shopping? New job? New outfit! Single? New outfits!! 

What has happened to buying once and buying right? 

We have become such a throw away society and it’s killing the planet!

We buy so much crap. Let alone the single use plastics we use. We buy into fast fashion, buy an outfit for when we lose weight (we never do) or in a colour we really should wear (but never do). We buy air fresheners that pollute our homes, cleaning products which poison us and eat food that are killing us. 

No more!! Not in my house!


Josh Starmer: 8 88 by Comme Des Garçons – Fragrance Review

A great review and blog. This new blog is by cousin and friend Josh Starmer 🙂


Would you rather….? Three questions for avid readers/writers.

Thank you Fiction 4 writers and reader’s. Your post made me think about my preferences and here are my own answer’s:

Would you rather read series/stand alone book?

A series I love them. However sometimes when it’s a particularly long series, the author I feel isn’t as into it as they where in the first few books published.

Would you rather choose an ebook or print?

Print for sure. Nothing like getting your hands on a new book. Especially book store new. The smell it’s like heaven!

Would you rather reread and old favorite or pick up an unknown book?

An old favourite. I love reading but i am unusually fussy. Once I find a great author I will read everything they have published before moving on. So I would hate to get stuck trying to read something that sends you to sleep?

Passing this along!

Your turn! Would you rather read series/stand alones? Would you rather choose an ebook or print? Would you rather reread and old favorite or pick up an unknown book?

Fiction 4 Writers and Readers


It’s fun to consider those “would you rather” question games that pop up on the internet. Would I rather go back in time 100 years or shoot forward one century into the future? Hmmm. Thought provoking. Makes me want to propose a few questions that pertain to my favorite passion…books!

1. Would you rather read/write series or stand alones? As a reader, it’s hard to pass up a good series, isn’t it? You’ve already invested time in the author and characters so it’s great to beeline right for the author’s next work. As a writer, I’m torn. Yes, series work enables the writer to have a world set in place and characters to build on, but sometimes, I’m ready to explore a new setting and family of characters before I get to that fourth book in the series. Dilemma!

2. Would you rather choose an ebook or a print book?

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My own beauty products

So in this post i am going to talk about everything that i have, what it is and what i think about it. Some of my beauty products i have had for a while now and once they are all used up i will expand into other ranges.

So i got this little guy as a gift from my husband. I came home after work feeling sorry for my self, all tired and grumpy and Andrew had been to Lush and got me this to make me feel better 🙂 I absolutely love him (both of them)


So firstly this is my random mixture grouping, a bit of everything and nothing from any one specific company.

So i will start left to right:

My No:7 Palette from boots i got this as a gift last Christmas, I’ve used most of the creamy white powder a lot of the brown and pink but not much of any of the others. I have quite a low brow and i have to be careful not to put too much dark powder on my eyes or it can make my eyes look tiny, especially as i wear glasses it can look a little silly, on me anyway.

Then we have my Rimmel waterproof gel liner in aubergine, i love the colour but i think it was more of an impulse buy as it really doesn’t look good on me 😦 I’m not all that good at applying gel liners yet, but practice makes perfect.

Max factor False lash effect mascara, i find this is really wet, it goes everywhere and is a nightmare to take off. I wont be buying this again.

Superdrug pearl lip balm, goes on really well, although it looks a little strange on me as it completely whites out my lips, i think if i was a little darker it would look really nice. When i wear it i put a little bit on my bottom lip and smudge that everywhere, rather than applying some to each lip.

Max Factor red lipstick, i do actually believe this belongs to my friend and i happened to have stolen it many moons ago, it is a beautiful colour the shade is 135.  It is a little drying and smells a little funky but i think that is because of its age… It is ATLEAST 3 years old ha ;/

Barry M in shade 52 i got his a few weeks ago. It is a really bold outstanding summer colour. It is matte and can be a little drying, so make sure your lips are well moisturised before you apply.

Sleek in papaya punch, this again is a matte colour and can be quite drying, it is rather orange but i think it would look good on most skin tones.

Rimmel Eyebrow pencil in Hazel 002, So this is well basically an eyebrow pencil, it isn’t anything special and i’m not 100% keen on the shade but it does the job, as long as your not really heavy with it and use the little brush on the lid it will all work out fine if you just fill in the gaps in your eyebrows.

Max factor lip gloss in polished fuchsia it was really good at first however now its a few months old i think it has become really sticky and rather gross.




All of the products in the below picture are from make up revolution. I got these on a whim and i really really love them. The primer is really good, i feel that my make up goes on much smoother blends in with my face and makes my make up look lovely and smooth. I do have to admit that i am new to primers so it really could be really rubbish in comparison, but i will give it the thumbs up for now ❤ woo.

The first Palette on the left is called the salvation palette, Welcome to the thunder dome. there are some really good shades with this 6 in matte and 12 that are shimmery, It has a big mirror and is awesome if you are doing your make up on the go. 🙂 The second palette is redemption palette romantic smoked in 12 different colours. Both the palettes were under £10 each and are awesome. they go on really well and don’t crease or smudge all that much. For the price they are definitely worth the purchase.


So this is all the stuff i own that has come from Avon. Now i am in 2 minds about Avon products, sometimes they are amazing and sometimes they are just plain awful.

From left to right:

Ideal Flawless pressed powder in fair. This when applied too heavily makes me look really hairy… I mean it sticks to all the hairs on my fave and makes me look like a big hairy mess…so in conclusion, it is good stuff you just have to apply it with a light hand.

Colour trend lipstick in Amethyst. The colour when applied isnt quite true to the colour of the lipstick itself. It appears a little “washed out” Like maybe a tinted lipbalm not a strong colour as you would assume.

Colour trend Lipstick in vino disco. Its called Vino Disco….enough said really. It goes on really well and looks and feels great 🙂

Avon in pout. I love this colour. When you dont really want a colour on your lips but you want them to feel nice and give your make up a bit of a boost this is what you want. In my opinion…its awesome 🙂

Colour trend concealer in light. It works really well, sometimes it is quite easy to put a little too much on but again with a light hand it does everything that you want and need it to.

Colour trend in sequin i love the colour however i do find it hard to match it with anything. So with other makeup or clothes it can be a little difficult.

Colour trend in pink sunrise, i’m not really sure on the naming of this particular colour as it is more of a nude shade, this can cling to dry bits quite a lot so maybe it would be better if you apply a lip balm or something first.

Finally true colour eyeshadow in vivid violet…i just don’t think that this works all that well.. The colours are really nice but they don’t go onto the brush very well and seems a little bit pointless in general.image

My only two products from Bourjois. I love this brand… I just dont love the price. It can be a little bit of a nightmare when your favorite products are expensive but anyway, My red lipstick that i adore and waterproof black eyeliner. Does everything you need it too.image

These are two products that i got from The Body shop one is a mascara and the other is to help get rid of spots that are threatening to take over my face. It is a tea tree gel that stings like a mother when you put it on  but i think that is just a sign that it is working 🙂 The mascara is really good and it is the one i am using the most at the moment.image

These are a company called B. From Superdrug. Its all animal cruelty free and i am all up for that. I know that i am just one person but if i can make the conscious effort to buy more stuff that is better morally, i will do.

So this is the foundation that i use at the moment. There isn’t much left and the bottle is in a bit of a mess but i guess that just goes to show that its loved 🙂 The colour is rose ivory and that sits on my face perfectly. Not too heavy and matches my skin color pretty much exactly, which is what you want out of a foundation 🙂

Next there is a lipgloss in smokey pink. The colour is really good i just don’t dig lip glosses that much. I only got this because there was a special offer on at the time buy one B product and get another one free. I don’t know why this took my fancy over everything else but it did and well that’s now history.

At the front there you can see my gel eyeliner in black. It came with a little brush which wasn’t really that good. So i have replaced that and although it is better i’m still not enjoying it very much. It may be that way as i am still not used to using gel liners all that much.image

So yea that’s all my own beauty products i hope you have enjoyed reading and i hope to hear any comments or quesstion’s down below.

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