Thursday, 24 November 2016

3 Things.

3 Things.

Hi everyone. So I had just read a blog about this tag '3 things'. When I read it, I knew I wanted to do it because it would give me a chance for you all to get to know me a little bit better. So here we go. 

3 Things I like.


3 Things I don't like.

Fake nails
Brussels Sprouts

3 Things I did last weekend.

Meet up with my sister Katie
Baked brownies
Made homemade soup

3 Things I Can Do

Make a deadly cup of tea

3 Things I Can't Do.

Do the splits

3 Things I'd like to learn

To drive

3 Things I Should Do.

Make more YouTube videos
Tell my boyfriend that I love him more often.
Get ready for Christmas

3 Things that I stress about.

Rhys (my son)
Everything in between.

3 Things I often speak of. 

Rhys my son

If you want to do this tag or if you already has done this tag please let me know. I would love to read your tags. Thanks so much for taking the time for reading my posts, it means so much for me. 

Christina xx

Monday, 21 November 2016

Daily Life: Christmas Lights

Sunday the 20th was an exciting day for both Rhys and I. I had planned to go and see the lights being switched on in town as it marks the start of Christmas. I had never been to see this event. Last year I was working and don't ask me what I was doing the previous years. Rhys is old enough to stay up long enough to see these lights being turned on.

The town pulled together and raised enough money to get all brand new lights for this year, as the ones that were up for the last several years were very bad. Some of the decorations were missing bulbs, it took from the entire look. I have to say that the lights are so much better now.

All of this started around half four in the day, there were street vendors, Santa Clause to meet and many other things to do until the lights were turned on at six. Rhys wasn't really interested in any of that, not even to see Santa. He is a little odd sometimes when it comes to meeting people dressed up. It was a very cold day for all of this. In the end we got to see the lights being turned on and got to see some fireworks. It was a nice afternoon with my sister her boyfriend and Rhys. I love making great memories.

What were you up to for the weekend? Let me know in the comments, I would love to hear from you.

Christina xx

Friday, 18 November 2016

Nails of The Day: Essence Me and My Lover Sparkle Sand Effect

Since its only 5 weeks until Christmas, its the perfect time to bring out the Christmas nail polish colours. To start off this Holiday Season early I think it calls for a festive red. I am not that much a red nail polish girl, but when it comes down to Christmas I love wearing them colours. I am kinda in between two, both are by Essence. The first one is Fame Fatal which is what I call a true true Christmas red and the other polish is called Me and My Lover. Me and My Lover is a raspberry red with some glitter. When applied it dries to a sand texture. When I got it first I didn't really like the texture of this polish as it was way out of my comfort zone. I am very plain when it comes to nail polishes as you can see.  In the end I decided to go for Me and My Lover.

As my base I used Essence The gel nail polish which I really like to use at the moment, we did get off on a rocky note at the start. I really didn't like this base coat, as I found that it peeled very easy. The more I used it the more I like it.

As my top coat I used Essence The gel nail polish, again I love this top coat. I had the same problem with this top coat and the base I didn't like it at first, the more I used it the more I loved it.

P.S I have a review of these Base and Top Coats

photo taken with flash

photo taken without flash

Q. Have you tried these polishes before, what do you think of them? Let me know in the comments, I would love to hear from you.


Monday, 14 November 2016

5 Reasons why my blog hasn't grown since it launched.

Hi everyone, today I am going to share my thoughts on why my blog hasn't grown in the past three years, since I started this blog. I have been reading other people success stories, and I was trying to apply them to myself but when I started looking back I can clearly see why my blog hasn't grown. As much as it hurts for me to say that its the truth. Here are my five reason why my blog has failed!!! These are the things that I have to greatly in prove on. If I want to succeed

1. Not posting on a regular basis.

I have been very slow on writing content on my blog. I could get a wave of posing for a few days and then my motherhood will take over and I won't post for maybe a few months. I love writing but after a day with Rhys I don't feel like I want to do much at the end of the day. I have started planning my blog post and my YouTube videos so that I would be posting more regularly.

2. Posting on uninteresting things.

I find the most odd thing most interesting, and when it come to blogging, I really don't know what to blog about. Even though the cosmetics industry is so vast and so many things that I can write about. Then there is the other thing MONEY. I don't have that much money to be spending on makeup as my fist priority is putting food on the table. I have found that if you don't blog about trending topics people don't bother with your blog.

3. Not being up to date with trends.

When it comes down to cosmetics I am a very basic kinda gal. All of this heavy contouring, and baking thing has me so confused. I am kinda getting the hang of the contouring but this baking I really don't see the point. The other thing that really didn't take with me is fake eye lashes, as you may know I wear eye glasses all the time. I have short eye sight so that means that I have to wear specs all the time. As a result I find wearing false lashes just annoys me with my glasses. I have tried wearing them before and I found that so uncomfortable I don't know how girls wear them everyday.

4. Having a good camera.

I am still using my phone camera for pictures which is very to be honest, but I don't have props to go with my pictures. I have been taking a lot more notice of what other bloggers are doing with their pictures. How they are placing them and what props are popular to use.

5. Not connecting with other bloggers.

I read as many blogs as I can during the day or even when Rhys goes to bed but I don't comment of that many of them. Most of the time I really don't know what to say about the post. Other times its like a process that you have to go through before you can leave a comment and to be honest I really don't have the time for that. I really like very simple things. I am going to try and do better at this as I think this would be the biggest step to take that would grow my blog.

Q. What are the steps that you take to grow your blog? Let me know down in the comments below.

Thanks for stopping by and I will talk to you in the next one. xx