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ASOS WINTER WARDROBE WISHLIST

I haven't done a fashion wishlist for a VERRRY long time,  I thought I would bring you my ASOS top picks. ASOS is absolutely killing it at the moment & I am so overdue an order it's unreal, there's a variation of casual to cocktails with the gals outfits for you to feast your eyes on.





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I hope you've enjoyed this post, I am off to spend all the money I shouldn't be spending on a huge ASOS order.

8 PIECES OF LIFE ADMIN YOU NEED TO STOP PUTTING OFF.

Life admin, something that we continuously push back and ignore for ages, until we really have to deal with it. I am a serious pro at forgetting or ignoring that I have to do stuff that's actually super easy to do & not really time consuming at all. Instead, I spend my life focusing on stuff that doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things, which is really bloody frustrating.
Today's a little public service reminder to you all to encourage you to book this or check that and live a better life whether that be financially or health wise by doing these little things that will take you 20 minutes tops.





-SMEAR TEST
If you were born before or in 1992, like me, you are eligible to have a smear test. Basically anybody over 25 is entitled to a smear test once a year and I feel like I don't even need to explain to you gals how important it is to not put this one off. 

-SIGHT TEST
I have literally been hounded by Specsavers to go and have my overdue eye check up for the last 3 months, so I am with you if you've been putting this one off for a while. It's really important for us four eye's fitties to get our eye's checked every 2 years, wearing the wrong prescription whether that be too weak or too strong is really bad for your little peepers. It takes about 15 minutes to go through the whole process of a check up and opticians are open everyday of the week these days, so there's no excuses.

-DENTIST
I feel like once we get to 18 years old many of us forget the dentist even exists, but our teeth are so important and I am so guilty of only ever going when I am in agony. Regular check ups every 6-12 months ensure that your pearly whites are perfect and can often prevent problems from occurring. 

-PHONE TARIFF CHECKER
Checking your phone tariff is important because who wants to pay empty pennies on a contract that they could be paying much less for. Check your usage and give your network a call, especially if you are using way less than you're entitled to. You could save yourself a pretty penny.

-ENERGY TARIFF CHECKER
Did you know that you are free to change your energy provider at any time? Yes, it simply doesn't pay to stay with the same energy provider, as odd as that sounds, surely loyalty pays, well it doesn't. Energy providers see long term customers as those who just pay without actually checking their tariff and they're right, many people are paying hundreds more than they should, especially our parents and grandparents. So even if you are living at home, get on compare the market and save yourself up to £500 a year!

-SELLING UNWANTED ITEMS ON GUMTREE/EBAY
I know a few people who make an absolute fortune selling their things on eBay. My fiance used to be the ultimate hoarder, holding onto things 'just incase', whereas I don't get emotionally attached to materialistic items apart from a few teensy baby things that remind me of how little my kids were. I love a clear out, I thrive from it and I have a great tip for mama's who have bin bags full of their kids clothes. I sort them into age size, and sell them on ebay, and by the time I have sold it all, I have enough to buy the kids all new clothes. It means you're not having to find that extra money to buy new clothes AND you're decluttering your life.


-CHECKING YOUR CREDIT SCORE
Checking your credit score and keeping it up to date is SO important for your present and future financial forecast. Since discovering I had so many errors on my credit report and knowing it wasn't whiter than white, I have started healthily rebuilding my credit rating and creating a brighter financial future for myself. Your credit report has to be immaculate to even be considered for buying your own home amongst many other things, so give yourself ten minutes to check everything is correct and you're doing everything you can to make it as attractive as possible.


-WORK OUT WHAT YOU CAN SAVE VS WHAT YOU SPEND
Me and Justin are AWFUL with money, I am the ultimate consumer and Justin is the ultimate pushover when it comes to me wasting money on absolute shit. I spend an absolute fortune on clothes for the kids, I worked out I spend about £150 a month on clothes for the kids and I definitely spoil them more than I should. We would really like to take Harper on a holiday before she starts school full time in September, so we sat down this week and worked out our incoming after tax and bills, we quickly realised that we are overspending so much, we worked out we could save £1,000 in 6 weeks if I stop spending just HALF of the disposable income that I waste, so for the first time in 25 years I am saving and it feels SO good. Sitting down and working out your finances relieves so much stress and really gives you a perspective of your spending habits.






DRUGSTORE BEAUTY HAUL - TRIED & TESTED

Welcome back to my blog and say hello to a drugstore beauty haul. I usually do these over on Insta Stories but I thought why not brag about my latest beauty faves over on my blog.
 These are all products I have been using over the past month or so, so all of them are well tried and tested and all feature a brief review too!
 I love a good drugstore find and these babe-in beauty buys do not disappoint. I can't promise you won't make a tiny dent in your bank balance but I can promise you need at least one of these products in your life!



NIP + FAB HYDRATE DRAGON'S BLOOD FIX PLUMPING SERUM
 I have been using this serum for over a month and it has completely transformed my skin. I saw a few people raving about it, so I had to try it out, and I am so glad I did. I use this serum in the morning and night, it makes my skin glow all day and it makes my base makeup look and feel better on my skin. I'm so glad I discovered this serum and it has now become a holy grail in my skincare routine. 

L'OREAL TRUE MATCH HIGHLIGHT LIQUID GLOW ILLUMINATOR
I am obsessed with the glow right now, glowy skin is in and I am hereeee for it. I am a sucker for a sick highlight and I have been LOVING this illuminator by L'Oreal. This is definitely a more subtle glow that you can use as a primer, mix with your foundation or use as a skin finish. I do all three with it. It has a golden tone and is a great day time illuminator that can be built up for a dazzling night time look.

LEE STAFFORD COCO LOCO SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER & HAIR MASK
I've been having an absolute nightmare with my hair at the moment. It has been so dry at the ends and so oily at the top, it has been driving me crazy, so I have been on the hunt for a new shampoo, conditioner & hair mask to try to bring my hair back to life. 

BENEFIT COSMETICS DEW THE HOOLA 
I have had the sample size for this product for a while and never used it until about a week ago and now I am obsessed. If you need a dramatic, snatched contour look no further than dew the hoola. I apply it on top of my base in the crucial contour areas and blend in with a beauty blender for an effortless dramatic contour.

L'OREAL PARADISE EXTATIC POMADE GEL
My ABH dipbrow pomade dried out recently and I was really annoyed about it, actually. I had about a quarter left and every time I tried to use it, it had dried out more, so I gave up and popped down to my local boots to find an alternative. I discovered the Paradise Extatic brow pomade by L'Oreal and thought I would give it a go. Well, my brows have never looked so good, I feel like this just gives a much more subtle finish and instead of giving you a full on brow,  it allows you to build up the colour from natural to dramatic for whatever suits your needs. I really love this pomade and I think it may have officially replaced ABH dipbrow in my makeup bag.

LOTTIE LONDON SLAY ALL DAY LIQUID MATTE LIPSTICK IN HEY BAE
I am a sucker for a liquid lipstick and it was one of my friends who suggested I try these liquid lipsticks out. I got the colour ''HEY BAE" which is a dark brown colour, my fave and perfect for Autumn. I have only worn this a few times and the only thing I will say is that you will need 2-3 layers of this to get a full cover lip. Other than that, the colours are great and when it dries it doesn't dry your lips out, which is a must for me.


SHOP THE HAUL

NIP + FAB SERUM
TRUE MATCH LIQUID ILLUMINATOR
COCO LOCO HAIR CARE COLLECTION
DEW THE HOOLA
PARADISE POMADE
LOTTIE LONDON HEY BAE LIQUID LIPSTICK


I hope you've enjoyed this little beauty review and try some of the products I have mentioned. Have you tried any of these? What do you think? Leave me a comment below or say hello on social media.