Monday, 12 May 2014

Motivational Monday | #1

I've been contemplating starting this little sector called 'Motivational Monday' on Cheshire Lane for a while and today whilst having a really productive day at college I thought to myself I can only try!

So, welcome to the first Motivational Monday! Today I came to the realisation that everything is not as bad as it seems and no matter how hard things get, it does get better! And I thought of this because of listening to one song by the ginger God himself, Ed Sheeran.

Ed Sheeran is the singer for the official song for The Fault In Our Stars movie that is coming out soon and being a big fan of his I was very excited when a little video popped up in my subscription box and it was the official song for the film 'All Of The Stars'. I just love it! I'm a big music fanatic myself and I think an artist like Ed Sheeran getting this big opportunity for a film that's going to be huge is amazing!

My god, I do love to ramble but yes, that song just made me think, 'Jode you're going to get nowhere sat on your arse all day moaning that nothings going right', so today I decided to change that.

There are many things that I wanted/still want to accomplish this year and the main one was getting fit; so after having a little inspirational search through Instagram I decided that that's it. So today I went to The Range and picked up some very cute Mason Jars. Sounds a bit stupid but I'm one for drinking a lot of water during the day and I thought I wanted to mix it up a bit by infusing it with lemons and if I want to motivate myself I want to make sure I'm enjoying doing it. So a little splurge on some cute Mason Jars were done and I've been drinking lemon and water all afternoon, it's not much, but it's a start! I'm also off on my first run of the year in a minute, so wish me luck haha!

I'm sorry I've rambled on a bit here guys but there was a lot I needed to get off of my chest in such a short time to write this post.
If any of you have anything you'd like to see be featured on Motivational Monday posts then please do leave me a comment! Now, go listen to Ed Sheeran's new song here and have a lovely evening!

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Garnier Moisture Match

Happy Thursday everyone -  Yes it's nearly Friday!
Today I've got a little review for you all. I've been using this product for such a long while now and I thought it definitely needs a space on the blog.

Around Christmas time my face was unfortunately awfully dry, no matter how much I tried to cover it up with make-up and god knows what, it just wasn't working so I popped into Superdrug whilst on a shopping trip and picked up the Garnier Moisture Match for Normal to Dry Skin.

Now, I had tried this before as I had received sample sachets of each of the different moisturisers in the post and I was just so fed up with my skin that I thought, sod it I'm going to buy the full size one, so I did! And 
well, it’s been an absolute god send!

After using it for around 5 months now, the dry patches have amazingly cleared from my face, I’ll admit for the first month or so I was a bit like ‘oh, is this worth it?’ but I’ll tell you now girls, it definitely is!
The product itself is a very thick and heavy moisturiser but it sits on the skin well and doesn't leave you with a sticky residue in the morning - I've had some problems with this with other moisturisers in the past.
There are five different moisturisers in the collection from Garnier, catering for all skin types and at £5.99 it’s definitely worth it!

You can buy the product here

from Superdrug.

Let me know in the comments if any of you have ever tried any of the Garnier Moisture Match’s, I’d love to know how you all got on!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Barry M Collection!

Now it's no surprise that I absolutely love nail varnishes and today I wanted to share with you all my Barry M collection. I only have 8 polishes as I'm so very picky with the colours I choose but I will venture out and try something more daring soon - promise!
Left to right: Caramel, Papaya, Meadow, Strawberry, Berry, Blue Moon, Mushroom & Matt White

Caramel is from the Barry M Matte Collection and I absolutely love the finish texture of the polish, if love the feel of a gorgeous matte but smooth texture, then I'd definitely urge you to go out and grab yourself one of these polishes!
Papaya is my only Gelly Hi-Shine polish I own and I must say the colour is gorgeous, a bright vibrant peach is perfect for summer and the gel finish definitely does the colour justice!
Meadow is of the new Silk collection by Barry M and oh my gosh, I'm definitely going to be buying more of these polishes. The Silk collection have a shimmer finish to them and they look gorgeous on your nails, an absolute god send from Barry M!
The other 7 colours are just your standard Barry M nail polishes and they are great, they come in so many different colours so cater for everyone's taste, they're fantastic. My favourite that I own at the moment is definitely Berry. Berry is a gorgeous purple tone and again looks great on the nails, especially for summer!

I hope you enjoyed my Barry M Nail collection guys! I'd love to see some pictures of your collections too! Tweet me over at @Cheshire_Lane I'd love to see them!