Miss Selfridge

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Made To Do More

Made To Do More

As 2018 is fast approaching have you started thinking of your New Year resolutions? It always bugs me that question: what I am going to do with my life? And that feeling that I must to do more is always there. I just found out that 64% of people who live in Brighton are entrepreneurial minded. Wow, that's a lot and it is the lead in the UK! YOU GO BRIGHTON!!! I can't say that I am very surprised as I know quite a few people who have started working and creating businesses for themselves. Mainly artists and creative people (proud friend :)). I guess the more people you know who have done it the more inspiring it becomes to do it yourself. You can do a little quiz HERE to find out more about yourself. My results: All Rounder which means flexible. I am happy with my result as that's what I thought of myself :)
Made To Do More


Who reads my blog and my twitter knows my struggles with my job...and my wish for myself and others for 2018 is to be a little braver, know your worth and be able to stand up when you are knocked down! I really wish myself to figure out what should I do as I want to be in happy, calm work environment. I wish for all of us to be in a happy fulfilling space doing whatever we want to do, as life is short we should enjoy the journey we are on. You can read inspiring blog post Are you made to do more? HERE. To be honest I believe I am made to do more I just need to grab the opportunities which come my way. I always support people with ideas as trying things out is the way to move forward. We will never know how successful we can be if we won't try things out and things which don't work out take it as a lesson for the future. It is still a positive thing :) .

I hope this blog post will inspire you to make a happy journey for yourself.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Making It Special - Mulled Wine

Making It Special - Mulled Wine


Yesterday my blogmas was about female health which I think is very important. However, today I decided to relax a little more into Christmas and have a little Chrismasy spirit in the house. I have to admit I never prepare for Christmas in advance. There are a few reasons for that: number 1 is I don't really have time for it. I am sure someone would say how can you can not have time for Christmas?! Well, I work full time. Next I don't really like to prepare in advance; for me it's more special to start getting ready in December. The longer I wait the more precious it becomes:)  And I love the smell of mulled wine and all the spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. It gives that instant lift in the house. I am sure everyone does it it slightly differently. I just do it in my own style, the same style I cook: I put a little bit of everything :))) I used whole nut meg, cinnamon, cloves , cranberries, forest honey, 2 oranges and red wine and it turned out yummy :) I actually remembered last summer than I thought of having some mulled wine and that I said to myself that I must wait for holiday season! lol I am glad I did! In the meantime Hazel decided to rip apart  Christmas paper table cloth and make herself a bed out of it :))
Making It Special - Mulled Wine


Making It Special - Mulled Wine

Making It Special - Mulled Wine

Making It Special - Mulled Wine

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Monday, 11 December 2017

Female Health Does Matter- Period Survival Kit and a product review

Female Health Do Matter- Period Survival Kit and a product review
Hey! It's not a long wait until Christmas and I want to start my blogmas. However, my posts won't be all about Christmas and I most likely won't blog everyday, but you will definitely see more of me this month. YEY! I had this blog post in mind for quite some time and to be honest don't even know where to start talking about period pain and mood swings and  in general wanting to stay in bed all day. Personally I believe all women should have 3 days off a month just to deal with periods! I normally get all the symptoms from pain to one minute I am laughing and the next minute I am crying... I have been taking painkillers few days a month for many years and I just figured that surely it can't be healthy plus extra medication if I get a cold or flu or a headache...putting it this way it sounds like a lot of medication over the years and I am sure many girls and women are in the same boat. I always thought there must be a way to survive couple of days during period without painkillers. I have tried many different things over the years. One of them was hot water bottle which worked to some extent, however you can't keep it on belly for too long as it can get too hot and can't really regulate the temperature of it... So one of the best things came a long in my life was electric blanket! My number 2 on survival kit is organic hygiene products from Organyc. I didn't knew I don't like and actually hate all the scented supermarket bought products until I used natural and Organyc is my favourite so far from natural products I have ever tried in female hygiene.

Product Review

Female Health Do Matter- Period Survival Kit and a product review
 My third find is amazing! My cramps normally are so bad that I can vomit from pain or even faint so when I found something natural I thought I would give it a go. But to be honest I did not expect anything from it at all as I know herbal stuff we need to take for long period of time and I didn't think that it would help me with strong pain. I found A.Vogel Agnus castus oral drops in the health store. It is a little expensive (I think I paid around £11) but I would buy it again and again!!! It says the product is used to help relieve premenstrual symptoms such as irritability, mood swings, breast tenderness, bloating and menstrual cramps. First time I started using it it was back in September. I thought I would give it few months before I actually review it. September was first month i didn't take painkillers during my period. I still had pain but not something I could not manage and my breasts were bigger but not tender. Mood swings weren't so bad as normal. I feel very sorry for myself and moan to my boyfriend and he would tell me to go to have a nap :). Anyway, I started taking the drops days before my period as soon as I started feeling cramping and I was so surprised and impressed! I have been using it ever since. I can't say I don't feel the symptoms or feel 100%.  I still get headaches and cramps and tiredness and mood swings where I don't know what to do with myself and have taken an odd painkiller.  However, I feel a major improvement during PMS and I can't recommend  this product enough! I understand that it might not work for every woman but I think giving it a try is definitely worth it. And what is better present for yourself than feeling good?  I think Its important staying healthy and happy over Christmas and all year round!

Female Health Do Matter- Period Survival Kit and a product review
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Sunday, 26 November 2017

Good Things Come By

Good things do come by and being in a dark place sometimes we don't see it. Hopefully this post will be a reminder for you and for myself that good things come by; we just need to get through tough times. Normally my posts are all about positive vibes, joy and happiness. But as humans we know that we can't be happy 24/7 and I find it weird that when I am not smiling people ask me what is wrong with me? Well, nothing I am just being neutral! Is this okay to be neutral...? Few months ago I started a new job which I was very happy about, really I went to work with joy but unfortunately that has changed very quickly. I got bullied, I reported it and I been told that it doesn't sound like that person! I moved on and forgave. However, I realised that my colleagues thrive on drama and twisting everything. Joy of going to work ended, constant worry started which is horrible, I think. And then I received Clippers Teas box which contained 3 items: a night note book, bed time tea with amazing blend of calming ingredients, and a cup. It is so sweet and it's exactly what I needed! It just literally hit me that I need some cosy me time, a good nights sleep and sort everything out! Such a small thing made such a positive impact that I realised that the situation I am in will pass and I am strong enough to get through this! And good things do come by, I wouldn't of received box of clippers otherwise. Thank You for positive impact!




Sunday, 15 October 2017

Planted - Skin Care


Planted - Skin Care
Autumn it's pretty time of year. However we are facing a lot of changes: loosing day light, it's getting colder and colder and a lot of people are ill and spreading their viruses. I have a flu for the past week and I felt a bit better today so I decided to do a whole body pamper. I got four products from Planted: oil cleanser with black cumin and raw honey, nutrient rich face cream, whipped body cream and boosting coffee scrub. I have to say all these four products smell great and are natural just the way I like it. I started with a scrub, it left my skin feeling super smooth. I like all sort of oils and I don't mind products being oily but if you do I  think little goes a long way. While I had scrub on I started with oil cleanser and OMG it is so nice! Its so gentle and light on the skin, felt really good. After I got out of bath after using the scrub and oil cleanser I felt moisturized! After that I tried whipped cream which like a boosting scrub little goes a long way. It nicely melts in the hands before the application. Scrub and whipped cream nicely complimented each other because I can feel nicely moisturized skin all day long. Face cream is amazing just like the oil cleanser is very light on face absorbs well. I didn't need to use primer before I put my foundation on as my face as it felt very smooth. I think the oil cleanser is my new favorite! Lovely products and easy on the eye to display in the bathroom as it looks pretty.  

Planted - Skin Care

Planted - Skin Care
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Monday, 9 October 2017

Autumn with Clipper Teas

Autumn with Clipper TeasI always love beginning of autumn. Days are lovely, it just that cold crispy air slowly creeping in on us just like Halloween.  Maybe it is just me as I am behind of everything at the moment haha. I saw a girl dressed for Halloween as a witch and I thought no way?! Already?! Anyway I love that cosines of the fall. Throws, candles, hot drinks, films... long lie ins would be great too :)) I always look for healthy, natural boosts throughout the year and Clipper Teas is a healthy way of keeping me warm. And honestly the more I know about them the more I like them! They use unbleached tea bags. Who on earth needs a beached tea bag?! Seriously, bleached?! If not Clipper Teas I would never have known! Seriously, bleach is so harmful why on earth someone would think about bleaching tea bags...?! Anyway, I got four new flavours from Clipper Teas to try and one of the them is Rise & Shine, which is my favourite at the moment. It's with mate, lemongrass and lemon verbena. Actually, at one point of my life quite few years ago I use to drink mate drink with lemon and it was my favorite for a long time! I don't know why I stopped I love this drink and to see it in the Clipper Teas range is really great and I am definitely hooked. And they also have a great selection of organic teas to try and it's always a plus for our environment. I am definitely looking forward to get all the antioxidants from my healthy teas!

Autumn with Clipper Teas


Autumn with Clipper Teas

Autumn with Clipper Teas

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xoxoxo