6 April 2015

Life Lately #15


It's been a tough week for me, however I'm a strong believer in not letting things destroy you, no matter how big they are. What hurts us only makes us stronger and all that....so I've been trying to immerse myself in all the things that make me happy this week :)

Let's get the bad stuff over with first shall we?

1.  Now I'm not one to broadcast my personal stuff over the internet normally but I do feel on this occasion I need to, in the hope that it may help one of you reading this or at least prevent an incident in the future.  Last Friday I went out for a few drinks with some of my friends and came home in the early hours of the morning.  I got a taxi to the corner of the road where I live and was assaulted whilst walking from the taxi to the house. I won't go into detail but let's just say it was pretty horrific.  The Police are now dealing with this incident and fortunately caught the attacker.  It has left me feeling a whole mixed range of emotions and I'm just trying to get on with my life now and move on from this.  I just want to hammer home to you ladies out there to be safe and vigilant when you're out, not that I wasn't - I absolutely wasn't at fault in this situation at all, but get a taxi to your door.  Get someone to pick you up.  Don't put yourself in a vulnerable situation. I had my key in my hand which I used to defend myself, had I not been carrying this things could have been a lot worse for me.  You think it could never happen to you, it could. 

2.  Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish - In short, this is as great as everyone says it is and if you're on the fence about it or faffing about whether it's any good - just buy it already!! It's very finely milled and leaves no cakiness on the face at all but controls shine perfectly.  Stacey and Sarah-Louise are also big fans (and bullied me into buying it!! haha!) 

3. Spring Make Up - at last! some nice weather in the UK and with that comes a whole array of pinks in the make up department! I was feeling really miserable on Saturday so cheered myself up with Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Ole Flamingo and paired it with Burberry Pale Barley Eyeshadow and I loved the combination. 

4. Easter Sunday (aka Chocolate Sunday) - my OH has an obsession with chocolate and it has become somewhat of a tradition now that every year I buy him a Hotel Chocolat egg that you need a sledgehammer to get into! (we're talking some seriously thick chocolate!) I think they've reduced all their eggs now so if you fancy one at half the price log on to their website pronto!!! I'm not such a big fan of chocolate, so the little Bunny is mine and I was more than happy with that :) 

5. My Favourite Trainers - these just make me smile every time I put them on.  I'm not sure why? (maybe because I'm easily pleased?!) I bought them a while ago but it was during my blogging break so I didn't get around to talking about them on here.  They are the Nike Internationalist 'Tropical'.  I got mine from Nike online but they don't seem to have them on there anymore, however I would imagine you could find them with a little bit of googling! 

6. Spring Nails - what goes hand in hand with Spring Make Up? Spring Nails of course! And I've been cracking out the pastels like a goodun this week! At the moment I'm sporting the very bitchy Essie Fiji and yes, it chipped within 24 hours but it's still love! :)

7. Dressing Room Snippets - almost done...almost done and then I'm planning on doing a little blogpost to mark the completion!  Today I managed to find the perfect lampshade, in Next of all places.  I really like it because it looks a lot more expensive than it actually was! Winner.  It's just the right amount of bling (i.e. not too much!) and fits in with the whole 'vibe' of the room! 

8. Random favourite - I find music a great 'getaway' from things, particularly if I'm not feeling great.  When I was doing up my dressing room I wanted a really good bluetooth speaker so I could just play my music direct from my iPhone without wires whilst I'm getting ready.  I picked this little one up on eBay at a fraction of the full price and it was brand new.  If you like your music (and you like it sounding good!) I can highly recommend the Bose Soundlink speaker. 

Lastly, if you get a spare moment hop over to Bethany's blog Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel, she's a member of my family who's started up a blog to assist with gaining a marketing scholarship for University next year and she's gorgeous! (she also writes a great blog!)  :) 

Also, remember ladies, don't put yourselves in vulnerable situations, you think it will never happen to you - it could.

That is all. 

Lis x 



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4 comments

  1. I hope you are ok now <3 I can't imagine how you must feel. I love your positivity and how you are focusing on what makes you happy. I admire you a lot for that.
    Keep your chin up
    Leah xxx

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  2. You're so brave darling, love you lots xx

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict

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  3. So sorry to hear about the assault, I am glad that the attacker has been found and you were very brave! =)

    Celly | Asian Beauty and Makeup Blog

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  4. Goodness, you would think you would be OK getting a taxi to the end of the road. Hope you are OK now. So glad you decided to mention it because I think any reminders that we just can't be too careful are always worthwhile. I love Bourjois rouge edition velvet and that's a gorgeous shade! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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