Life Update March 2017

Apart from doing some coursework, playing on The Sims 3 and calling my Nan my to-do list this evening isn't that long. I thought that I would update you guys on what's going on in my life at the moment.

You may have realised that since the end of February I have been rather absent on both my blog and YouTube channel. I cannot even begin to explain to you how busy I have been with work and preparing for my driving test. The list of things that I need to do is probably as long as my arm and just keeps growing day by day. 

I'm hoping that by the beginning of April things will calm down and I can get back on track with blogging & making videos. Trying to get blog posts written & uploaded as well as filming videos, editing and uploading them with a full-time job is hard. 

By the time my working day has ended I'm exhausted and I have no energy to sit down and write up a blog post. All I want to do at the moment in the evening is put a film on and play The Sims 3. 

New Laptop
You may have noticed that I got a new laptop which is super exciting. I have the Lenovo ideapad 510S which is so light and I absolutely love it. I got it off Very which means that I can pay for it monthly. This is such a great way for people who don't earn that much to buy things as you can manage how much you pay back each month. 

My new laptop has given me so much more inspiration to blog as it's a lot easier to carry around with me but I just don't have the time at the moment. It's such a perfect laptop for me as it's easy to carry around, easy to use & set up as well as having all the functions that I need it to have.

Driving update
If you have been reading my blog for a while then you will know that I have already attempted my practical driving test twice. I failed both one with five majors and one with only one major. However, I have my third driving test coming up very soon. 

To say I am scared is an understatement but I feel so much more positive about this one as the car I am driving now I feel much more comfortable in. I have had driving lessons twice a week for two hours and a half for about the past two months which has really made me determined to pass. I'm thinking about writing a blog post about my driving experience which may help some of you. 

Most of you will know that in 2016 I got my first real job where I get paid a set amount each month. I started that job in April and each month I have several things to pay for such as rent, my phone bill etc...But it's only been since the beginning of 2017 that I have learnt how to budget. I'm usually pretty good with money but I am the worst at saving it up. 

I am hoping that once I pass my driving test that this will help a lot as most of my money at the moment goes towards driving lessons. A block of 10 hours costs me £220 which is usually gone within 4 driving lessons as at the moment each lesson is 2 hours and a half for me. 

However, I manage my budgeting by how much I have left the day before payday. If I haven't had to borrow any money from my Mum then I have budgeted well for the month. I always like to put a bit of "safety" money into my savings account on the day I get paid. This is just so I can have some money if I ever get into trouble. 


Video | The Country 2 Country Festival London | Dan + Shay & Hunter Hayes

Hey so today I thought that I would share with you the Country 2 Country festival that I went to last Saturday at the O2 Arena. It was a really fun evening as we went to eat first of all and then went to see the two acts we went there for. I'm so glad that I filmed it as I can look back on this night and remember how amazing it was. Please make sure to subscribe for more videos I upload weekly on Sunday's at 9am. 


Wishlist | Oliver Bonas Homeware

Hey guys so I know I haven't posted anything in a few days but I have been seriously busy this week at work. We're setting up a new office at the moment and there is a lot of things to do. I thought that I would put up a wishlist as I'm really into homeware at the moment. I've always been a huge fan of Oliver Bonas and I know I will decorate my future home with lots of their items. 



Review | L'Oreal Pure Clay Detox Mask

Hey guys I haven't been active much these past few weeks because I had a cold but also because I've been so so busy. Anyways I thought that today I would do a review on one of the L'Oreal Pure Masks. I have already done a review on the Purity mask from L'Oreal which you can go back and read here. 

You can pick the face masks up from most places such as Boots or Superdrug. They retail at around £7.99 although sometimes they're on offer for around £5 something. This mask is slightly different to the other one that I used as this one is a detox mask and the other one was a purity mask. 

As you can probably tell by the colour of the mask there are extracts of charcoal inside. This is supposed to "act like a magnet to draw out impurities. The creamy texture detoxifies the skin's surface by cleansing deep into the pores, leaving the skin looking clarified and beautified without drying it out".

I really like using it as like the other mask I have used I can really feel it working away. Unlike most masks you only have to put a thin layer on for it to work. As there are three different types of the masks you're supposed to use all three together but I have been using each one as a separate mask. 

For a drugstore mask they are actually really good and I recommend that anyone who hasn't already tried them does. I think that they are a great combination between a drugstore and a high end. They leave your skin feeling so smooth and soft afterwards which I love. The pot usually lasts me at least a whole month as I only use it once to twice a week and I don't use a lot of it. 


Why Do We Feel Pressured To Upload Content

Last week I was unwell for the whole week I had a cold. I struggled to breath and hear not to mention my sleep went from average to all over the place. I managed to get one blog post up over the whole week. If you have been reading my blog for a while then you will know that I never pressure myself to blog. 

But the question that I want to ask is even though I never pressure myself to blog or to upload a video I still feel slightly pressured to upload something. Maybe it's because I scroll through Twitter and see all the amazing content that everyone is putting up. 

When I first started blogging it never used to be this much pressure. I never let it get to me as I don't want it to affect my content. However, sometimes I can feel myself feeling down because I haven't posted a blog post or uploaded a video in a while. 

I guess I don't really know why I feel pressured as I have no real need to. No one has ever told me off for not uploading something. So do we feel pressured to upload content? Is it because we are expected to upload it regularly? 

I feel that the pressure to upload will grow more and more as the whole blogging world becomes bigger. I really don't want it to get to me because at the end of the day blogging is my hobby for now and I will continue to upload content on my terms. I've always believed that blogging should be fun and something you want to do not something you feel you need to do. 

What Do You Think? Why Do We Feel Pressured To Upload Content?


Wishlist | River Island

Hey guys of course as it's a Wednesday I have a wishlist for you. Again it's another fashion related one but this time it's River Island based. I haven't shopped at RI in years but some of these pieces are gorgeous so I may have to pick a few things up!