Redhead Rambles #30

Hello everyone and welcome to ‘Redhead Rambles’. The series does what it says on the tin, it is a redhead (me) rambling about her week. I share what I’ve been up to each week, how I’ve been feeling and what I’ve been listening to or watching. Occasionally I will my share favourite blog posts and links I’ve found useful or interesting.

  • Last Friday’s driving practice was worse than the week before, I got very anxious again and just didn’t feel comfortable. My mum thinks it has something to do with how small my car is and any slight turn of the steering wheel moves the car. This week I will try practicing in her car to see if I find it any better.
  • After the drive I wasn’t in a very good mood and just wanted to be left alone so I did some blog post prep and listened to music.
  • On Saturday I woke up in a better mood. I made myself garlic bread for lunch which was yummy.
  • On Sunday I wore a new pair of glasses to work for the first time (my purple pair).
  • After work on Sunday I walked to Dunkin’ Donuts and met up with one of my old work colleagues. I had a hot chocolate, a Bavarian Kreme donut and a Strawberry Frosted donut. It was so nice to see her and just talk and laugh.
  • I really loved Monday’s makeup look. I went for a peachy lip colour and peach blush and actually wore highlighter and blush together, normally I wear one or the other but my cheeks looked so glowy and pretty!
  • At work we have a coffee cart and the lady accidentally made the wrong size coffee and she asked me if I wanted it for free. I’m not a huge coffee drinker but it was delicious. I had a Flat White with soy milk.
  • The weather has been better this week than predicted which is always useful for trips to the supermarket meaning you don’t get rained on.
  • On Tuesday I wore my black glasses to work for the first time after wearing the purple ones for two days. I don’t know whether to have one pair for work or not. I might just alternate between the two and wear which pair my mood is feeling on the day.
  • I felt a little flat after work on Wednesday. One of the lifts is broken at work so it means taking the stairs and while it’s good exercise it tires me out going up six flights of stairs multiple times a day.
  • Because I was so tired on Wednesday I had such a good sleep that night and woke up on Thursday feeling refreshed. I got called into work and again loved my makeup look. I went for a pink/mauve colours and shimmer.
  • Thursday marked one year since I started my job at the library. I was gifted a small bottle of wine and a handwritten note.
  • After work mum and I picked up fish and chips for dinner and the chips were especially tasty! Can’t beat a hot chip!
  • After dinner I washed my makeup brushes and partly cleaned the oven.
  • I downloaded the eBook of Some Kind of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher and started reading it on Thursday night.

What I’ve been listening to:

Ariana Grande – Sweetener – I have such an adoration for Ariana’s voice and her new album is catchy.

Madonna – Celebration – I’m not the biggest Madonna fan (don’t shoot me) but after seeing so many people sharing their favourite tracks when it was her birthday last week I felt like listening to this compilation album.

How was your week?

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Day (or Two) In the Life

Last week on Instagram stories I asked what posts followers would like to see on the blog and I got this suggestion from Dannii (A Beautiful Thing). I have written similar posts before – What I Do In a Daybut this time I decided to share what I got up to during my days off from work and actually share two days rather than one. Nothing overly exciting happened, I am mostly a homebody but it is an accurate representation of how I spend some of my time.

Friday 17/08/18:

7:02 am: Wake up and first scroll through social media.

7:47 am: Feed Halo and take daily medication.

8:00 am: Back to bed.

10:00 am: Get up, brush teeth and moisturise face.

10:23 am: Breakfast; Toffee Nut Latte (in my favourite cat cup) and a banana.

10:30 am: Second scroll through social media, catching up on Instagram stories this time.

11:06 am: Empty dishwasher.

11:30 am: Get dressed. OOTD is a cream jumper and black leggings.

11:38 am: Trying to figure out whether Deja Vu by xoBeauty is too beige for my skin tone. (I decided to keep the lipstick).

1:15 pm: Driving practice. Got very anxious and upset on today’s drive.

3:16 pm: Watch YouTube videos and prep blog posts.

4:58 pm: Listened to Sweetener by Ariana Grande on Spotify.

7:10 pm: Dinner; pork chop, vegetables and gravy.

7:30 pm: Watch The Chase.

8:43 pm: Laptop time. Spent a while browsing the Feel Unique website and watched a few more YouTube videos.

11:20 pm: Daily bullet journal entry and added some things in my Filofax for this week.

11:42 pm: Read then sleep.

Saturday 18/08/18:

7:44 am: Feed Halo and take morning medications.

7:55 am: Back to sleep.

9:30 am: Alarm goes off and scroll through social media.

10:12 am: Get up and brush teeth.

10:17 am: Texted a friend about meeting up for hot chocolate.

10:21 am: Breakfast; yoghurt.

10:53 am: Post image to Instagram.

11:50 am: Read blog posts on WordPress reader.

1:09 pm: Vacuum.

2:55 pm: Garlic bread for lunch.

3:20 pm: Cut mum’s fringe.

3:39 pm: Shower.

4:33 pm: Read on the couch.

7:00 pm: Watch The Chase and Silent Witness.

9:05 pm: Watch YouTube videos and browse the internet. I looked at the Target Australia website and another website for handbags.

10:40 pm: Final scroll through Instagram for the day and read.

11:38 pm: Lights out, time for sleep.


How do you like to spend your days off? Do you plan things or catch up on chores or a mixture of both?

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Redhead Rambles #18

Hello everyone and welcome to ‘Redhead Rambles’. The series does what it says on the tin, it is a redhead (me) rambling about her week. I share what I’ve been up to each week, how I’ve been feeling and what I’ve been listening to or watching. Occasionally I will my share favourite blog posts and links I’ve found useful or interesting.

  • Before I get into how my current week has been I wanted to let you know I am no longer in a relationship. If you don’t follow me on Instagram you wouldn’t have seen my story announcing it. It was my first relationship and I was in it for almost two years. When another person takes up such a big part of your day and knowing they’re there makes you happy it’s hard to go from that to nothing. I feel like that’s the reason it hurts so much. I know I am a strong person and I will get through, it’ll just take some time.
  • Last Friday I tried to go and see Avengers: Infinity War at the cinema but all the evening sessions were sold out.
  • Saturday was a very emotional day, I cried a lot and cried hard. I spent the day in my pyjamas, read and watched a couple of episodes of Poirot.
  • Sunday was my first day in my current job as a single lady and it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I told my team leader and another staff member what happened and they were supportive.
  • Sunday was also the first day I didn’t cry and I’ve managed to not cry for five days straight.
  • I really want to try the sock bun mentioned in THIS VIDEO from But First, Coffee but it seems complicated…
  • I had a one on one meeting at work with my team leader which was very positive and complimentary.
  • The online makeup order I placed a few weeks ago arrived. A post sharing what I got will be up on Monday.
  • Monday’s post will be the last one for a while. I plan on having a blogging break for the next month or so, so my posts will be sporadic. I won’t not be posting but it won’t be three times a week. I will still be on Twitter and Instagram and reading/commenting on blogs.

What I’ve been listening to:

Shane Filan – You and Me – This album is so special to me and is one of my top five favourites of all time! I love every song and what makes an album a standout and worthy of top five status is not only listening to it a lot and knowing all the words but knowing all the instrumentation and all the little vocal changes. I still remember the hype when this came out and how excited I was.

Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry – I have always had an appreciation for Ariana’s voice. Her new track is catchy and I’m excited for what’s to come.

How was your week?

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February Favourites

February Favourites

Hey everyone! I can’t believe how fast this year is whizzing by, we’re already two months in. February’s the month of lurvvve and even though I didn’t have a Valentine (boo! 👎) I still feel like lots of good things happened. The Cricket World Cup started, (I’m a bit of a secret cricket fan) but I’ve only been able to watch one game as they aren’t all shown on free-to-air TV. New Zealand has started off so well – go The Black Caps!

Anyway, enough about cricket and onto this month’s favourites:

Beauty

Body Shop Shea Body ButterThe Body Shop Shea Body Butter – I received a Body Shop gift card from my brother for my birthday last month and my first purchase was one of their body butters. I’ve heard people rave about these and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about! I got the 50ml size in case it irritated my skin and chose Shea because this is one of the butters especially for dry skin. I love the subtle, feminine scent and unlike some products, it smells the same after it has been massaged into the skin. I haven’t been using this everyday but I can definitely notice a difference when I do. I’m interested to see what it will be like for my skin in winter – if it lasts that long – I may have to repurchase!

Revlon Fire & Ice PerfumeRevlon Fire & Ice Perfume – This perfume was part of the Revlon gift set I received at Christmas. The scent is a tantalising blend of sheer florals, warm musk and exotic citrus notes. I loved the smell of this perfume when I tested it in the shop but after using it for the last two months I love it even more! The scent lasts so much longer than my other perfumes and can be worn as an everyday perfume or for special occasions.

Revlon Red Nail PolishRevlon Red (680) Nail Polish – Another item from the Revlon gift set I received at Christmas, I’m really putting them to good use! I painted my nails using this colour for my Valentine’s mani I posted over on Instagram *here*. What I loved was how smooth the formula was. I only needed to apply one coat as opposed to two like other polishes.

The Chocolate Lovers' DietThe Chocolate Lovers’ Diet by Carole Matthews – Reading is one of my absolute favourite things to do and I went to the library for the first time in ages this month. This was one of the books I checked out and I absolutely loved it. The characters felt real and the story line was believable, making the book hard to put down at times. I won’t spoil it for anyone but there is a happy ending!

The blurb from the back of the book:

“Lucy thought she had got her happily ever after with the gorgeous Aidan but things aren’t turning out the way she had hoped they would. But she’s not the only member of The Chocolate Lovers’ Club with problems. Autumn ‘s new boyfriend has yet to meet her parents, Nadia’s husband has sworn he’s given up gambling but she’s finding that hard to believe, and Chantal is doing all she can to save her marriage. It’s not surprising that these girls are going to need a lot of chocolate to see them through the challenges that lie ahead…”

Television

Hotel of Mum and DadHotel of Mum and Dad is a British series that shows couples who live at home moving out together for the first time. I know in Britain a second series has been made but I have only seen series one so far and I hope series two gets aired otherwise, hello YouTube! I love seeing what each couple spends their money on and if they can survive the week or,
“if they’ll return to the hotel of mum and dad,” (said in my best Nick Grimshaw voice).

Music

Music1. Charli XCX ft. Rita Ora – Doing It

2. Ariana Grande – I’ve heard Ariana’s singles and always adored how stunning her voice is but this month I decided to listen to her albums on Spotify and they are so good! Favourite tracks: Hollywood Avenue, Baby I, Love Me Harder, One Last Time, Why Try, Break Your Heart Right Back and Just a Little Bit of Your Heart.


What have you been loving this month?

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