WE GOT ENGAGED!

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This year Valentine's Day was extra special for me, Simon popped the question! He asked me to marry him and I said yes. Ever since we've been living in a dream land and loving every minute of it. It's been so exciting telling our friends and family and sharing the story of how it happened and showing off my beautiful ring! I thought I would share the story on my blog for you guys too. I knew a proposal was on the cards for the past couple of months, but he still did amazing at surprising me. First let's get onto the lead up of the proposal...

The times I thought it was going to happen...
So you may remember over a year ago we booked a trip to Disneyland Paris for Christmas 2017. Now, in my head I booked this thinking I was going to get proposed to at Disneyland. I thought Simon would be silly not to surely? Simon and I had talked about getting married for a year or too now, so it wasn't a question of if, just when? All the way leading up to Disneyland Paris, I had been silly enough to tell my friends that I'm probably going to get proposed to at Disneyland and we were all so excited. A couple of weeks leading up to Disneyland I got the inkling Simon hadn't bought a ring yet. I was showing him rings I like and he asked me to send him the link to the one I wanted - alarm bells rang, he should have my ring by now!! So the chances of getting proposed to at Disneyland were very slim. Although I didn't think it was going to happen any more, when we got to Disneyland I couldn't help but wonder. There were a couple of times he gave me the impression it may just happen!
When we first walked into Disneyland it was absolutely magical. It was so Christmassy and so beautiful. As we were leading up to the cutest princess gazebo and the huge magical Christmas tree, Simon grabbed my hand and said let's go up here. This was it, this is the moment I'm getting proposed to! In my head this was the kind of proposal I was expecting, Disneyland at Christmas time in the cute princess gazebo... it didn't happen. Then we were walking through the park and Simon saw a statue of Mickey and Minnie, and he goes "look it's me proposing to you". For that moment I was thinking OMG, he's let it slip, he is going to propose to me at Disneyland! The next day we were in line for a ride and I tried to put my hand in his pocket to keep it warm, normally he would let me. not this time, he said "No the important things are in that pocket". He had never done this before, immediately I was thinking MY RING IS IN HIS POCKET!! I was buzzing on the inside, he's going to propose to me at Disneyland! Maybe tonight whilst we watch the fireworks, how cute! So a few days in and no proposal, I was starting to get back to the idea of it's not going to happen - it didn't. On the last day Simon bought me a beautiful glass Beauty & The Beast rose ornament that we'd been looking at all week. He said "Now I've bought you this, I feel complete and ready to go home" - I bloody didn't, where was my proposal!? I then had to go home and explain to all my friends who were expecting me to come back as an engaged woman, that it didn't happen (my fault I know!).
I was quietly pissed of that it didn't happen at Disneyland haha! Christmas was just around the corner and all of my friends were convinced it was going to happen - I was not. I was not letting myself get my hopes up again... until Simon had a delivery come through the door. The crazy person in me couldn't help but search the sender on the box, it was a jewellery site! Immediately I was buzzing thinking this is my engagement ring, he's going to do it at Christmas - how magical! Then I searched the site, they did everything but Engagement rings. Christmas morning came around and I didn't think it would happen, but a teeny tiny part of me was kind of looking out for it. 
So Christmas had passed and I was done expecting an engagement any time soon, he'll do it in his own time. We bought kittens in the new year and they are the cutest things ever. I went to go and see my Dad and was telling him all about my new babies. Out of know where he said "Are you two engaged now?". Ummm no we just have kitten babies! He then told me that Simon had come and asked his permission that day! He definitely shouldn't have been telling me this. A week or so later Simon had another delivery, this time a special delivery! Again the crazy in me had to search the sender, it was the site I sent him with my ring eeeeekkkk!!! It was my engagement ring!! Granted, I knew way too much at this point.

The time it actually happened...
So I had stopped wondering when it was going to happen by this point because it feels really sucky if you get it wrong. I was thinking it will probably be before the Summer, maybe our anniversary in March? It was Valentine's Day, all of my friends were saying oooh it's going to happen. Simon hadn't even wished me Happy Valentine's Day yet. I honestly didn't even in the tiniest way, think it was going to happen on Valentine's Day. My hair was greasy, my nails weren't done, I'd been at work all day - this isn't the day I'm going to get engaged. Simon picked me up from work and I made him take my friend home and then asked if we could go to Tesco to get a baguette, you know just the normal everyday life things. We got home and I took my coat off and walked into the bedroom and it was the cutest thing! There were little heart fairy lights around our bed, red glittery love heart candles and a Beauty & The Beast rose on the bed. It was so sweet and so cute. He asked me to pick up the Beauty & The Beast rose and open the little draw. This was the moment, my ring is going to be in the draw!!!  I opened the draw and the rose lit up and it started to play the Beauty & The Beast music and a little fake Beauty & The Beast ring was in the draw... is he taking the piss!? I actually asked him are you taking the piss, when he asked me if it fits hahaha! He then told me to close my eyes, when I opened them and he was down on one knee and it was actually happening. The Beauty & The Beast music was playing, the candles were burning and the fairy lights were shining. It was so cute and so romantic, he'd really thought about it. I was so surprised it was actually happening I can't even remember saying yes, but I know there's a gorgeous diamond on my finger now! 

I've been living in a little love bubble ever since. I'd been hoping for it for so long and really on the case about when it was going to happen. I thought I would know exactly when he was going to do it, but I didn't - he totally surprised me! I'm so glad it wasn't in Disneyland now. Our engagement was so sweet and thoughtful and personal to us, I wouldn't change anything. We celebrated by ordering pizza, drinking prosecco and snuggling up and watching Valentine's Day - it was completely magical.

I can't quite believe I'm actually engaged to the most amazing man. I'm wearing the most beautiful ring and I can't stop staring at it. Soppy I know, but I love him more than anything and I can't thank him enough for making the moment so magical and thoughtful.


I now need to plan a weeding and have no idea where to start eeek! If you have any tips for a newly engaged couple, please leave them below beauties.





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Origins Refreshing GinZing Scrub Cleanser

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Origins Refreshing GinZing Scrub Cleanser Review
By now you all know I can't get enough of the GinZing range from Origins. I wouldn't be able to count on one hand how many pots of the GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturisers I've gone through, so I can't quite believe it's took me this long to try the Refreshing GinZing Scrub Cleanser!
It was love at first application with the GinZing moisturiser, I just couldn't get enough of the refreshing zesty scent and lightweight feel. Still to this day I use my GinZing moisturiser religiously. Over the Christmas period I treated myself to some new skincare and finally got my hands on the Origins Refreshing GinZing Scrub Cleanser!

To be honest I was a little put off before by the whole scrub part. Every time I've used a scrub cleanser I've always found them to leave my skin very dry! I thought I would try this finally, as I'm a little bit obsessed with the rest of the range, it was on sale after all! Just like the moisturiser, I fell in love with this cleanser from first application. The cleanser has the same gorgeous juicy orange scent, it's so delicious it makes me want to eat it! This is the perfect range for a refreshing morning cleanse. When I first used this, I literally came out of the shower and told Simon I felt like a new woman and urged him to try it hahaha! The process of cleansing your face with this gorgeous scrub is so delightful. It's super creamy and moisturising and creates a lovely moisturising lather that feels so soothing and luxurious on the skin. The little beads in this buff away at your skin and leave it oh so smooth, honestly my face has never felt so smooth and revitalised! The GinZing scrub is packed full of natural Jojoba and Carnaubu wax to gently exfoliate and unclog pores, my skin feels so clean and fresh every time I use this. If you're like me and usually a bit scared of the scrub cleansers, especially for everyday then you need to try this. It's gentle and soothing so can be enjoyed every day, but also very effective and exfoliating. The Origins Refreshing GinZing Scrub Cleanser reveals a brighter and smoother complexion - it's a miracle in a bottle! My skin feels so soft and rejuvenated, I look forward to using this everyday now, I will definitely need to by a back up soon. I think I've found myself a new cleanser staple that I can't be without!

Have you tried anything form the Origins GinZing range beauties?





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LUSH Valentines Day Haul 2018

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LUSH Valentine's Day Haul 2018 Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar, Whole Lotta Love Bubbleroon and Love Boat Bubble Bar.
It's that time of year again where love and romance are kind of forced onto us. Some people love it, it's a time to celebrate love and spend time with your loved ones. Then on the other hand, some people really hate it. For those who may not have a partner it can be a reminder of how everyone else is so loved up and living a "perfect" life. Even a lot of people in relationships hate on Valentine's Day, they think it's a whole gimmick for companies to make a fortune and how love "shouldn't just be celebrated on one day". Personally I think these people are wrong. Most of the people who say this are acting as if they're Prince Charming himself every other day of the year, when in reality they wouldn't even be able tell you when they last did something romantic for their partner. I don't see the harm in having one day a year where we can all celebrate our loved ones, you don't have to be in a relationship to celebrate Valentine's day.

Whether you're in to the whole Valentine's day thing or not, one good thing that has come out of V-Day  is the LUSH Valentine's Day collection! Every year LUSH come out with the cutest little bath and body treats for the festive season. Whether you're buying for your partner or treating yourself, you need to check out the LUSH Valentine's Day goodies. This year I couldn't help myself and made a little online order.
The first thing I bought was the LUSH Love Boat Bath Bomb. I'm pretty sure this is new this year so I couldn't wait to get my mits on it, it's the cutest little blue boat with a pink love heart on it. I can't wait to see if this actually floats in the bath. The scent is right up my street thanks to the zesty orange and Sicilian lemon, it's refreshing and sweet and good enough to eat! I think this is going to look so cute in the bath with the pink and blue, I've even spotted some cute little red love hearts at the bottom!
The next thing I picked up was the Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar. Now of course I only bought this because of how cute it looks! I didn't even research what's in it, I just saw the cute pastel colours and had to have it! I'm pretty sure I picked this up last year too. I'm not sure why this is in the Valentine's range - I didn't realise Unicorns were romantic, but this would be a great Valentine's gift for your best gal pal! The Unicorn Horn Bubble bar has a subtle lavender scent with Neroli Oil to brighten your mood. Usually I don't go for Lavender but I do quite like the scent of this, it's very relaxing! Bubble Bars are my favourite thing to pick up from LUSH, so I can't wait to create some gorgeous magical Unicorn bubbles and drift away into some magical dreamy land.
The last thing I picked up this year was the Whole Lotta Love Bubbleroon. I'm not too sure if this is new or not, I think LUSH have definitely done something similar previously. This is the most adorable little bubbleroon ever. I love the deep pink love hearts and the shimmering golden centre - this would make a perfect gift for your loved one. Of course I love the lemongrass scent with a hint of rose, it gives the normal citrusy scent that I love a romantic little twist. This is going to make the cutest bubbles, I can't wait!

Whether you're in to Valentine's Day or not, your can't ignore the fact that there are some amazing LUSH products out for the festive season. If you're buying as a gift or treating yourself this Valentine's Day, LUSH have the cutest bombs and bubble bars to choose from.

Have you tried anything from the LUSH Valentine's collection this year beauties?




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The Lazy Girl's Answer To Face Masks

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The Lazy Girl's Answer To Face Masks Sephora
This post is a long time coming. Last year (yes last year!), I went to Disneyland Paris and had the most magical trip - I still need to write a blog post about that, oops! Whilst I was in Paris I just knew I had to escape the most magical place in the word for just a couple of hours, to go and find a Sephora! I had never been to Sephora before and knew I wouldn't be able to go again for a very long time, so I needed to take the opportunity to go. For the longest time I've seen people raving about the Sephora skincare, the face makes especially. I had to get a couple for myself, I picked up the Green Tea and Algae Sheet Masks and I've finally got round to trying them myself!

I was immediately impressed with these masks before even trying them because they require such minimal effort! All you have to do is apply the mask wait 15 minutes and then massage the excess in - no face washing at all! This is right up my ally, I love applying and relaxing with a mask on, but I hate the faff of scrubbing your face after to get it off, the Sephora sheet masks are the lazy girls answer to skin care! The masks are very wide so would fit the majority of face shapes and sizes. I did find the eye holes to be a rather odd shape and I'm not sure they fitted very well, but apart from that the masks are very easy to apply. They're very... moist - I'm so sorry to use this word I know the majority of people will be cringing like there's no tomorrow, but it really is the best way to describe them! I almost feel like a lot of the moisture gets wasted which is a bit disappointing, I just want to slather it all on my face!
I tried the Green Tea mask first because I've been noticing myself become very shiny by afternoon time and the Green Tea mask is supposed to mattify, whilst sort your blemishes out! The scent was very calming and this felt so soothing on my skin. It's very refreshing and cleansing - everything you would expect from a face mask! When it was time to peel off the mask, I was very excited to not have to wash my face! Instead you just peel this off, chuck it in the bin and massage the excess moisture. These masks do feel glorious to massage in to your skin, I almost felt like I was giving myself a mini at home facial. After about five minutes or so, your skin has soaked up all the goodness and is ready for the rest of your skin care routine. So, did the Green Tea face mask work? Well I kid you not, the next morning my blemishes that I just knew were ready to expose their disgusting little heads, had dramatically reduced! I had a couple spots that were brewing and these had been completely shut down by this Green Tea mask! To be honest I didn't really notice any changes to my shininess, but it definitely did reduce my blemishes!
After my great success with the Green Tea Mask, the next evening I tried the Algae mask. This one is  supposed to purify and detoxify. Again this mask felt amazing on the skin, so moisturising and cleansing. This ones smells a little salty/sea weed like, but not at all in an offencive way. I love how soothing these masks feel, they're so relaxing! After my 15 minutes were up, I peeled of the mask and massaged the excess thoroughly into my skin. The next day if I'm honest, I didn't really notice a difference but it was definitely a lovely experience!

I have definitely found the perfect type of face mask for me. The Sephora sheet masks are just genius and no fuss at all. I need to get my hands on some more of these, I think I'll be making my first little Sephora online purchase soon.

What other Sephora sheet masks do I need to try beauties?

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