July Goals

Hey Guys,

Somehow, its here July is pretty much here, how? what? when? I’m back in Australia? It feels like only yesterday this was still 6 months away and I was still planning our way back here? but no I am back and my holiday is over and it’s back to reality so I thought it would be a good idea to write a post about my goals for this month!

  1. Join a gym and get back into my fitness and begin the journey to lose the 20kgs I put on over my two years in London!
  2. Find a job!
  3. Set up a study and get uni stuff sorted!
  4. Get 600 views on my blog
  5. Reach 1000 followers on Twitter
  6. Reach 600 followers on Instagram
  7. Post daily on Instagram
  8. Set up a proper blogging calendar/planner
  9. Reach 200 blog followers
  10. Join a social form of exercise like a martial arts class or something.

And those are 10 goals for both myself and my blog I would like to reach this month! I’m so excited to be back in Aus and feel settled in life!

What are your goals for July? Lemme know in the comments x

Blogging Challenge: Day 16

Day 16: Current Skin Care Routine

Right guys so, skin care is something I’ve really only sort of just started getting into, in fact, it was my new year’s resolution, to have a proper skincare routine that I followed every morning a night and actually I have been really good at following it, except of course if I’ve had a really big night out! I do however make sure I do remove my make up every night no matter what, which in the past wasn’t something I was very good at and I have really noticed a difference in my skin!

Essentially I use the same products both morning and night, except I swap out cleansers and moisturisers…

So my morning routine includes these following items, I’ll list them in the order that I use them!

  1. Neutrogena Spot Stress Control Daily Scrub
  2. The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution (Salicylic Acid is really good for cleaning out your pores!)
  3. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (Helps fight blemishes)
  4. Dead Sea Spa Magik Rich Moisturiser (I like this because it feels quite rich and moisturising but you only need the tiniest amount and doesn’t feel heavy on the skin!)
  5. The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG (This is for your eyes and reduces both puffiness and pigmentation)

And my night time routine includes the following:

  1. Dead Sea Spa Magik Gentle Cleansing Facial Wash (I really like this, it leaves my skin feeling so clean and you only need the smallest amount!)
  2. The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution
  3. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
  4. The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
  5. The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil (Rose Hip Seed Oil is really good for balancing pigmentation and skin texture!)

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And yeah they’re essentially the products I’ve settled on and use every day, I tried a few brands (both high end and cheaper) and different methods at the beginning of the year trying to find what worked for me and in the end, I have settled with this little routine! I think one of my favourite things is the price of the items I use, the most expensive item is the Rose Hip Oil at just under £10, all products range between £5-10!

I’ve sort of become obsessed with The Ordinary! I use one of their silicone based primers which I absolutely love, and today I’m trying their serum foundation for the first time so we’ll see how that goes, so far I am liking it!

My Week in the Cotswolds..

I am lucky enough to have an uncle that owns a beautiful cottage in this small town in the Cotswolds. This week while my parents are over from Australia we have headed on down to his house and have had the best week adventuring and relaxing. The house is absolutely lovely and incredibly cosy, a very

Although I’ve lived in the U.K for nearly 2 years now, our exploration of the U.K itself has been quite minimal, we’ve really only done a weekend here and there and last Easter we spent 4 days in Scotland.

Bath/Avebury
We headed down to bath from Kineton in the Cotswolds to Bath which was about an hour and a half in the car from my uncle’s house. Once we had managed to find a park (I would recommend arriving a little early than we did just because of the difficulty we had parking), we headed straight into the Roman Bath which had a £16.50 entry fee and to be honest it probably wasn’t worth it.

The baths and the little museum you walk through and around was crowded and the place itself wasn’t busy, I can’t imagine what the place would be like in peak tourist season.

Bath itself as a city is lovely, we spent our afternoon strolling the city exploring all the little alleys filled with shops and then headed down to the river running through the city and had a walk along that and bath the cathedral.

That evening heading back to the Cotswolds, we were told by someone to head to Avebury which is home to the largest neolithic stone circle in the world. Unfortunately, a lot of the area was blocked off because of erosion and so we could walk around the entire area but the little village there was cute.

The Slaughters/Bourton-on-the-Water

We headed to The Slaughters on the recommendation of a B&B worker and my gosh they were absolutely beautiful. We went for a walk around Lower Slaughter to the old mill which has been turned into a wonderful little shop that sold leather goods (I splurged a little and bought a chocolate brown leather backpack that I plan on using as a carry on luggage for travel).

From Lower Slaughter you can walk along a public walkway into Bourton-on-the-Water, it took about 40ish minutes but that was us walking casually.

We spent our afternoon meandering through all the little shops they had spread throughout the town and discovered that it was the home of Brum, bringing back all sorts of childhood memories of watching at my Granny’s house before school.

Both villages were just absolutely adorable

Gloucester 

Naturally being in this part of the U.K and being a Harry Potter fans we had had to venture into Gloucester and to the cathedral, which is honestly one of the most breath-taking cathedrals I have seen in my life. I had been here before the last time I was in the Cotswolds but I definitely had to show my family. The cathedral itself is free to enter but if you want to take photos they will ask you to make a £3 donation, so just keep that in mind.

After exploring the cathedral we headed out to explore the town little more and found some really cute little alleyways, and we ended up finding this cute little restaurant called Lilly’s Resturant that served the best jacket potatoes that I’ve had in a long time (I got the Brie, Bacon and Cranberry potato) as well as desserts that tasted like they were made by my Granny.


Apart from visiting these places we also spent a lot of time just hanging out and enjoying the Cotswolds for what they are and the peace, quiet and tranquillity of the place. It was probably one the most relaxing weeks I’ve had in a long time.