Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Tarte Amazonian clay foundation review

I'm very exited to do this review today of the 'Tarte Amazonian clay Foundaation' this is my first time trying any Tarte product! I've been wanting to try one of their foundations for a while now, I love the whole ethos of the brand they use natural healthy ingredients and their cruelty free and vegan and their packaging is natural looking yet fun and girly.

I am usually a fan of more natural looking satin finish foundations, however when your skin has a few blemishes or you just want to go for a more glamorous look, i think its always safe to have a slightly thicker foundation on back up.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Easy healthy cookie dough style protein oat bites (Vegan & Gluten free)

I think i have a bit of an obsession with banana based oat bars, as you can probably tell by the amount of different recipes on my blog. 
So here I am back at it with another one for you! 
These make for a great post or pre-workout snack, there deliciously mourish and packed full of nutrients and a great way to use up those over-ripe bananas. 
hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Clinique beyond perfecting Foundation + Concealer

I've been on the hunt for the perfect foundation for a while now as you do! I've always been a fan of Clinique products since i was a teen and my foundation for many years was their 'super balanced foundation', since then i tried a few other brands but somehow found myself back on Clinique.

I decided to try out their 'beyond perfecting foundation + concealer', the thing that drew me to this one of course was that its a foundation & concealer in one, never been a fan of 2in1's but I'm trying to save money so what better way than to have 2 products in one!

The foundation is a liquid formula however slightly thicker than your usual liquid foundation, after all it is a concealor as well.
Despite it being thicker it is surprisingly easy to blend, and has a natural satin finish but also very moderate to heavy coverage.


Sunday, 13 May 2018

Easy watermelon cake recipe

Since it was my birthday last month i decided to try giving a watermelon cake ago, i'd seen one on instagram and being health conscious and vegan i thought it would be perfect. 
Not only is the recipe healthy its refreshing and delicious and even indulgent. 
Its very light in calories depending on how you top it so you can go ahead and eat as many pieces as you'd like!


Thursday, 10 May 2018

Coping with Social Anxiety + My experience

Social Anxiety is the fear of being in social situations, like
Shyness only much more extreme.
People with social phobia are afraid of embarrassing themselves in public, and feel that others are constantly judging them in a negative way.
They often worry ahead of time before a social situation of all the possible things that could go wrong, and also dwell on things after the event, that they think went wrong.
Social anxiety makes it very difficult for you to talk to others and make friends and form relationships, often people with social anxiety get very nervous talking with someone, that they will get physical symptoms of anxiety such as blushing, excessive sweating, dizziness, light headedness, mind going blank, and clumsiness.
Social Anxiety can be a very lonely depressing illness as we all do need some human contact.
I'm going to share my Social Anxiety story and some tips on how to cope with the condition and get better.

My experience

I have suffered with social Anxiety all my life, I remember being at school, I was always painfully shy.
I found it very difficult making friends and being able to trust others, which I think stemmed from the abuse I faced as a child.
I was always afraid to talk and felt like my opinion didn't matter, and that others would judge me or laugh at me. I was so shy that if someone said 'hi' to me I couldn't even say it back I would just smile, which probably made me seem very rude, which made me even more anxious that people would think that.
As I grew older I think my social anxiety got even worse as others would start to notice it, people would always say I'm too quiet, or "you never talk" and this made me feel even more uncomfortable.
I had a lot of body image issues growing up, so I think this led my social anxiety to be worse, as I was always worrying about how I looked, and thought other people were judging me too.
I never made any close friends at school and I was always alone, I would sit and read in the library every lunchtime, and I was a very isolated child, which obviously wasn't good for me as it made my social skills terrible, I just didn't know how to talk to people.

When I finally left home at 18 and went to university this was when I noticed, there was something different about me.
Everyone was confident and sociable and friendly, but I was just so quiet and shy I felt like there was something wrong with me and I never made any friends, which made me feel like nobody liked me.
I was so Lonely and got so depressed by this.

"At it's worst, I couldn't even make a phone call, or leave the house,  I was so afraid of having to talk, or people judging me".

I finally made 1 friend a year later who I lived with in a shared house, she was very sociable and friendly, so was easy to talk to.
Although I never felt fully comfortable around her, it was nice having someone to talk to.
Through this friend is how I met my boyfriend, which I honestly never thought I would find, as I was just so socially anxious.
And now for the first time ever I actually have someone in my life who I can truly be my self around, which is completely rare for me.
Although it did take a while for me to be myself around him, I was able to open up.

I still suffer with social Anxiety today but it has improved, here are some tips for coping with social Anxiety.

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