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Beauty | GRWM Sunday Breakfast Time

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Hi! This is the final post of the collab I'm doing with the lovely Lottie ! It's my first GRWM and it's not perfect, even with Mr Cs help  it took a lot of work and time to film! Anyway I hope you enjoy it!   Much Love   Natalie   x

Beauty | Current Skincare Routine

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Hi! Welcome back to week 3 of my collab with Lottie. You can see her posts here and my previous ones  make-up favourites  and favourite hair care . I'm one of those people that likes to change their skincare every couple of months, unless I find something really good. I've been using the La Roche-Posay facewash and effaclar duo+ for quite a while now. It has definitely made a vast improvement on my skin, less oily and spots are very few and far between.   I'm still quite lazy when it comes to looking after my skin so I don't use these every day! Most days I only use the facewash or just splash my face with cold water.     On an evening I tend to use the Garnier micellar water to do a quick cleanse. If it still doesn't feel clean enough then I use my La Roche-Posay cleanser again. This elemis night cream is so good, light and sinks into my skin with ease, after using it for a few weeks my skin feels smoother and brighter in the morning. I use t

Lifestyle | Reasons why I blog

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Hi!   So, here I am now going into my third year of blogging. It's been fun but not without some difficult times thrown in. I also never thought I would get here, I'm not very good at sticking to a hobby, crocheting - gone, knitting - anyone want to buy some wool, crafting- yeah, lets forget about that!   So, why do I enjoy blogging still? Here are the reasons:   1. New Skills   I've set up a blog, learnt how to adjust coding, edit photos and done some video editing on YouTube, phew. There have been times when I've tried to do something and ended up crying in frustration - but I have persevered, this year I'm ready to take it further and learn even more!   2. Gaining Confidence   I've come a long way in my confidence journey, going to events on my own has definitely pushed me outside of my comfort zone. Before I started blogging it's something that I never thought I would do, I rarely did much alone, but now I'm getting more comf

Style | Mr C is here

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Hi! Yes, sorry, it is me again. I have been reading all of Natalie's OOTD posts and thought I would get in on the act. The below is a slight departure for me - my usual weekend attire usually consists of a football shirt, blue jeans, trainers and a hoodie. I have never been a follower of fashion, but have recently decided to change my style a bit to a more "mature" look. Below is the result of my first attempt!   Apologies for the poor posing, modelling is never going to be in my future! My standard stance whenever I am waiting around (usually for Natalie while she is looking at something in a shop) and trying to be casual about it.   Just making sure the shoes are clean!       A major departure for me - not just shoes instead of trainers, but RED shoes - way outside my comfort zone and something I would never had tried on if Natalie hadn't said to. The lady has taste!     Outfit: Jumper - Ralph Lauren T-Shirt - Primark J

Beauty | Hair Care Favourites

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          Hi! Today is the second instalment of my collab with Lottie, you can read her first post here .   I have quite hair care favourites at the moment. I haven't relaxed my hair for over 3 months and it's quite unruly at the moment so, until I get it sorted out, here is what I've been using to try and control it!       I ran out of my favourite hair treatment, H'suan wen hua from Lush before Christmas and I really noticed a difference with my hair, it got dry again so, as soon as I got near a Lush store I had to stock up. It is my favourite hair treatment ever, if you have super dry, coarse hair then give this a go. To wash it out I use the Schwarzkopf shampoo, its from the pound shop and I have been using it for years, it smells so good and it leaves my hair feeling soft and not so knotty.     When I discovered Palmers did a hair care range I was like, hmm I need to try this, that was over a  year ago and I'm still loving it n

Skincare | Pumice Power

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Hi!   I have to say I'm fully aboard the Lush train at the moment. I never used to be a fan of the products, I remember throwing a box of bath bombs I received as a gift in the bin (this was quite a few years ago) because the combo of the smells made me feel nauseous!   Fast forward a few years and I've got caught up in all the hype! Recently I picked up a few new items all of which I will be reviewing over the next few weeks. First up is this foot scrub.   I'm still on the quest for a really good scrub for my feet, I've lost count of how many products I've tried. I've found a really good cream, soap and glory foot scream, works a treat on really dry feet.   Before I even got a chance to try it Mr C decided his feet were dry and in need of some attention, he must of caught me on a good day as I happily obliged to giving his big old feet a good scrub!   To use it, you just dip it in some water and then scrub away. As I started to use

Lifestyle | Books to read

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  Hi!   One of my goals for this year it to try and read as much as possible. I've picked a few books off my shelf to prepare myself.  I usually always go for the funny, romantic, perfect life book but want to branch out and try and read a few other genres. These are the only 4 I have to read at the moment but after I have finished them I will be looking for something different, if you have any recommendations please let me know! My first book is goodnight, beautiful by Dorothy Koomson. Having read her book, Marshmallows for breakfast and becoming completely engulfed in it I spent ages looking round car boot sales trying to find some more of her titles. I don't tend to buy books full price and much prefer searching in charity shops and the rickety car boot sale tables to find some bargains. I'm only two pages in so far but I will be back with an update once I've finished! Much Love   Natalie   x

Style | Moss on the ground

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Hi! It's been awhile since I last posted an outfit post hey! To be honest I was either in work clothes or my casual comfy stuff , nothing worth posting on the blog. The last couple of weekends we have been out and about, once for a weekend in Nottingham which was delightful and then the other weekend was just running errands. I've found a new comfy casual go to outfit, I have a feeling its one of those that I will be wearing on repeat!   Scarf - Primark Coatigan - Gap Jeggings - Tu at Sainsburys T-shirt - Gap Shoes - Gap Necklace - New Look   You can see in the pictures the reason behind my blog title, there is literally moss on the ground, blown down from the roof by the recent heavy winds! Anyway, I got this coatigan and t-shirt from Gap in the sales at the end of December. I had been wearing my favourite coatigan from New Look so much it was almost becoming a second layer of skin.   The outfit is nothing amazing and a step out of my co

Beauty | Current Make Up Favourites

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Hi! Every Saturday in February I'm going to be doing collab posts with the lovely Lottie ! Today is the first one and it's all about my current favourite make up items. One of my goals for the year was to try and use up more of my make up. It's very easy when reading other blogs and watching YouTube videos to get caught up in the hype of the latest product and then ta da, there it is in my drawer! I have been wearing a bit of make up every day since the beginning the of January and its going really well so far, how long it will last I don't know! Of course I had to include my two absolute favourite products, the Nars concealer and the Anastasia Brow Wiz , these are definitely two products that lived up to my expectations. If you want your concealer and brows to stay in place all day I highly recommend both.    The dream matte mousse has been sat in my drawer for months, I decided to use it one Saturday to find out if there was a reason I h