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5 ways to relax and unwind.

Hello everyone hope your all well, today I will be sharing the ways I like to relax and unwind after a long hard day, because sometimes you just need some time for yourself, so these are the ways I like to do it.

  1. Reading- Now I’ve just started to get into reading again and I’ve fallen I love with it once more, the book I’m reading at the moment is ‘a Christmas kiss’ by Vicky Pattinson and I’m really loving it at the moment.
  2. Knitting- This one may seem a little old fashioned for my generation but I recently brought a starter knitting kit and have been obsessed with it ever since, and it is surprisely really relaxing and chills me out big time.
  3. Hot bubble bath- This is my favourite way to relax, nothing is better than a nice hot bubble bath especially if you use lush products.
  4. Face/ hair mask- This one goes along with the bath so you sit in there read a book and just soak whilst your face/hair mask is doing its thing.
  5. Chill out listening to music- This one is a good one I like to just lay on my bed, put my headphones in and pick a playlist on Spotify and close my eyes and just take in the music, my favourite chill out artist is Ed sheeran or James Bay.Here is some of my favourite playlists on Spotify- 

So here is some ways I like to chill out after a hard day at work, sorry there isn’t that many, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and I apologise for not posting in a while but I’ve had the flu and been in bed asleep for about 4 days so not been able to post, but I’m starting to get back to sort of normal so I’am back. thank you for reading this post and don’t forget to like and share.

Hannah
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My Favourite Flavoured Teas ☕️

Hello hope your all well, today I will be writing about some of my favourite tea flavours. Now I love the regular white tea or English breakfast, but recently I’ve been trying to cut out soda, so I’ve been replacing it with different flavours of tea mainly green tea. So here is a few of my favourites. 
Twinings mango tango green tea- This one has notes of mango, green tea and a slight taste of fiery ginger, which gives it a slight kick to wake you up, it also makes It one of my absolute favourites.

Twinings lemon and honey green tea- This one is a classic one for the green tea, a great taste aswell as this it’s amazing if you have a cold or flu.

Twinings steamed green tea soft mint- A soft gentle note of mint in this one its not too over powering  but still holds a slight kick, this ones great if you like peppermint tea but don’t want it to strong.

Twinings steamed green tea lemon- This is quite similar to the lemon and honey one but without the sweetness of the honey, it’s really nice refreshing taste wakes you up.

Twinings steamed pure green tea- This is plain and simple green tea which is quite nice and refreshing just on its own without all the other flavours.

Whittards of Chelsea cranberry and raspberry instant tea- This one is a powdered tea which is mainly for iced tea you make this up with hot water add some cold water and pour over a jug of ice cubes. And the flavour is fruity and just excellent a perfect summer tea.

So these was some of my favourite flavoured teas at the moment, Hopefully you’ve enjoyed this post and don’t forget to like and share. thank you.

Hannah 

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Healthy Rainbow Salad Recipe.

Hello everyone hope your all well, today I will be posting about one of my favourite salad recipes my healthy rainbow salad. Now you can mix and match the ingredients to what you like it’s quite a flexible salad I also like to add some bell peppers in it so you can change it up to what you like. 

    

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and let me know if you try it out. This recipe serves about 3 people and can last for about 3 days in the fridge, it is also quite filling because of the cous cous. It’s a light salad due to there being no dressing just the lemon juice so it’s waistline friendly. Don’t forget to like and share on social media, thank you.

Hannah.

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Fruit infused water 💦🍋

Good morning everyone, today I will be talking about this magical thing called fruit infused water. Now as one of my New Years resolutions I am trying to start a healthier lifestyle, which includes drinking more water, but sometimes just plain old water can be boring so I brought a special fruit infuser bottle and then I like to add some thing extra to add some flavour to it in the form of sliced fruit, you can add anything that you want but these are some of the ones I like to use.

  1. Lemons- Not only do they add great flavour but they boost the immune system, aids in digestion, aids in weight loss, high in vitamins, anti inflammatory and they act as a metabolism booster.
  2. Cucumbers- This adds great flavour And also aids in digestion, boosts the immune system, aids in weight loss and helps with weight and sugar control.
  3. Oranges- This makes the flavour of the water nice a sweet and adds something different into to taste of the water, but they can also aid digestion, boost the immune system and is high in vitamins and acts as an antioxidant.
  4. Mint- This adds a fresh clean taste to the water and is great to boost both the immune system and metabolism and can also help with weight loss.
  5. Limes- This is a lot like the lemon but can add a sweeter less bitter taste to the water and can also help control weight loss and is rich in vitamins.
  6. Blueberries- This adds a strong sweet taste to water which makes it less boring, they are also aid in weight loss and they are rich in vitamins which means they are also a great antioxidant.
  7. Ginger- Now this one may not be for everyone since it adds quite a bitter taste to the water which may not be for everyone but this one is great for the immune system and digestion, it also helps with weight and sugar control, so if you like the taste of ginger this one is a great one.
  8. Kiwi- This is another great one with quite a few pros, it adds an amazing flavour to the water and on top of that it helps lower blood pressure and is high in vitamins.
  9. Pomegranates- This adds great flavour and is quite easy to buy just a pot of the seeds in the supermarket, not only that but they have the added bonus of lowering blood pressure, detox and acting as a natural anti inflammatory and they are high in vitamins so it’s a win win.

You can also have each individually or you can mix and match here is some ideas I found On Pinterest-

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, I got my fruit infuser bottle for ALDI supermarket, but you can find them quite easily in other shops now, or you can just put them in a glass or bottle with out the infuser. Thank you for reading this post and don’t forget to like and share with your friends on your social media pages. 

Hannah


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My 2017 New Years resolutions.🎉🍾

So these are my 2017 resolutions, I was quite glad to see the back of 2016 since it was quite a rough year for me I slipped a disc in my back and lost my job because of it, I then was unemployed for sometime and there was a few deaths in the family one being my lovely cat which I’ve had since I was 5 years old RIP sindy. But at the end of November things started to look up and I now have a wonderful job which I love and me and my partner is looking to move into our own place so hopefully this year our dream will come true. I do need to apologise for the long break I have had over the Christmas period, where I started a new job I’ve just been so busy And I had to work a 12 hour shift on Christmas Day so any time that I did have was spent with my family and loved ones so I haven’t been able to post on here but it has calmed down now so I will be posting more on here, so I hope you all enjoy what is to come, thank you so much and I wish you all a happy new year and lets make 2017 the best one yet.

Hannah.

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The Reasons why I HATE going to the Hairdressers!!!

Hello everybody, today I will be writing about why I HATE going to the hairdressers, Now as you may know I actually trained and completed my NVQ level 2 & 3 in hairdressing a few years ago,so you may be thinking why do you hate hairdressers if you are one , well I no longer do it as I am a care assistant in a care home, but I have always hated it even when I was doing the profession so these are my reasons.

  1. MOST hairdressers are BITCHES- pardon my language on this one.Now this doesn’t apply to all hairdressers out there, but every hairdresser I have ever known, been too and worked with have been complete bitches. In fact just the other day I was walking past the hairdressers I go to and the manager was outside with another stylist and said ” at least your hair isn’t as bad as hers” and pointed to me, now baring in mind I was right next to them and me being a loud mouth I turned round and told them that I was one of their clients and I told them where to stick it.
  2. They never get it right- Now this is just my experience, I ask for a certain cut, colour etc and they do it completely different to want I explained, I have even shown pictures before and they still get it wrong, In fact some of the best hair colours and cuts I’ve had have been done at home. As I will show you I have had some quite crazy hair styles done by trained hairdressers.
    Awful none of these even have filters that’s my hair colour(orange)🙈
  3. Finding conversation starters- I am quite a quiet and shy person at the best of times, let alone when I’m in a room with strangers starring at you, in front of mirrors which you have got to see yourself in the most unflattering way. Then you’ve got to try and have a conversation with someone who doesn’t want to talk to you and you probably would never talk to if you wasn’t with them for  a good couple of hours.
  4. Time it takes- This one isn’t so bad but the last time I went to get my hair done it took 4 1/2 hours which is  just ridiculous amount of time to be sat still in one place, I had one serious numb bum once I was finished in there.
  5. The end results- This all depends on the stylist you have but everytime I’ve had my hair cut and sometimes even coloured, sometimes I walk out with my hair looking exactly the same as it did when I walked in, or even worse as the above images show, then they charge £70+ for the honour.
  6. Sensitive scalp- I have a sensitive scalp, always have and probably always will, now I have very thick, tangled hair which gets knotted very easy, so I hardly brush my hair myself with my tangle teaser because it hurts too much, let alone when you have someone that’s rough handed trying to get through it with a comb, it’s torture to try and sit through it with out punching the woman in the face or screaming.
  7. The FAKENESS- As I have experienced the hairdressing profession behind the scenes you may or may not be surprised when I tell you practically all hairdressers are FAKE in some way shape or form, they don’t really care about your life or even if they do a good hair cut as long as they distract you enough and make you believe that they done a good job and youare giving them money they don’t care, it’s all an act as my old boss said it’s the Hairdressers smile, forced and fake, she also told me that most hairdressers concentrate on what you can see as it doesn’t matter if it’s good on what a client can’t see.

 So these was some of my reasons why I don’t like going to get my hair done at a hairdressers, and also some of the reasons why I am no longer in that profession, so I hope you like this style of post, and it would be great if you wanted to tell me some of the reasons why you don’t like going to the hairdressers. Thank you for reading my post.
Hannah 

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Pamper Routine Essentials

Hello, everybody hope your well, today I will be writing about what products I use and what I like to do on a pamper day. I like to do a pamper routine at least once every week, just to relax and unwind by doing all the little beauty treatments that you may not normally get to do on a normal busy day. So how I like to start my pamper routine is by running a nice hot bubble bath, I like to use lush products in my bath mainly bubble bars and bath bombs to create a lush cocktail in your bath, I have a post on my top ten lush products check it out here.  I also like to light some candles to create a relaxing atmosphere, my favourite ones are the Yankee candles, since I have quite a collection of different fragrances. Whilst I’m in the bath I like to watch some YouTube but make sure the videos I watch are quite relaxing, I like to watch Alfie’s and Zoella’s vlogs and main channel videos, I also like to watch KEEMi’s videos. In the bath I will wash my body with a scrub then a body wash, my favourites are the scrubs from the Body Shop and the body wash from Dove. At this point I will then shave my legs and underarms since there is nothing better than having super soft legs, I use the Gillette Venus Divine Sensitive Razor which I got from Superdrug. After shaving and washing my body I will then give my face a wash I like to first use a scrub, which I use the  Garnier Pure Active Anti-Blackhead Wash from Superdrug. I then use a hot muslin cloth cleanser to make sure all of the dirt is off my face the one I use is the Superdrug own brand vitiman E one. I will then pop on a face mask now I love using all sorts of different face masks but my favourite is the ones from Lush. At this point I will then lay back and relax and wait for my face mask to do its job and then once it’s dried I will then rinse it off with walm clean water. Once I get out the bath I then turn on the shower and give my hair a shampoo the one I use is the L’Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Shampoo. I will then step out of the shower and apply a generous amount of a deep conditioner to my hair I have used many but my favourite is the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor conditioner. I would then leave that on wrapped up in a turbytowel and then set a timer, once it is ready I rinse off the conditioner with cool water. I then wrap my hair in a clean dry towel since I leave my hair to dry naturally. I will then lay on my bed and relax with some candles lit and I would watch some YouTube or Netflix or even read a magazine, my favourite magazine is Cosmopolitan. 

I hope you enjoyed reading about what I do on my pamper routine, I have linked where to get the products mentioned within the post so just click on the names of products to go to the website. Don’t forget to like and follow my blog so you know when I post anything else. 
Hannah 
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