Monday, 20 October 2014

Motivational Monday || Goals

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Merry Monday! How was your weekend? Refreshing I hope. Let's look toward the new week with positivity. 

I saw this quote and it struck a chord with me. I spend a lot of time making plans and mapping out things I want to do. A lot of the time I actually see them through but of course there are still those things that continue to linger on the 'to-do' list. 

This week I want to spend some proper time thinking about what I want to achieve (for example, I want to photograph all my favourite little streets in London with my big girl camera, I want to take time to visit my friend Faye in Yorkshire, I want to book a massage etc), set some time targets and do them!

It would be unrealistic to manage all of those in one week but my goal is to have them thought about properly and maybe booked in. 

Is there anything in your life that you have been meaning to do but never have? Take this opportunity to make a note of them. Make a note and have a think about what steps you could take to make those plans a reality. 

Your life will carry on plodding no matter what you do with it. You may as well fill it with happies, huh? 

I'm off to google spas within a 10 mile radius!



Tuesday, 14 October 2014

NEW || The Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush

Aloha Sprinklerinos, 

I've spoken about it before - cleansing. We have a love hate relationship: I love cleansing, but rarely before bed #badbeautyblogger. 

BUT, that said I've got a brand new addition to the family and boy am I excited to give it a whirl.

A blog review on Clinique's Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush
A blog review on Clinique's Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush
A blog review on Clinique's Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush

Let me introduce to you Clinique's sparkly Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush *catches breath*. We all know a girl loves a thorough cleanse and that's exactly what this little beauty promises.

If you're not familiar with the whole 'Cleansing Brush' concept, let me get you up to speed. In a nutshell it's an electronic toy (ahem) of greatness, aimed to gently exfoliate and deeply cleanse the skin, removing more dirt, makeup and oil than manual cleansing. You use it alongside a cleanser of your choice and the rest is history.

Sounds like a winner, right? Well, there's more...

Made up of two strengths of rounded bristles, the pale green are shorter, with angled tips to help you reach those pesky areas that are prone to excess oil and clogging of your pores, i.e. the terrible t-zone.  And secondly the white bristles, that are softer and less firm make it ideal for the more sensitive, delicate areas of the face. One of the first things I noticed about the brush was how unbelievably soft the head of the brush was, meaning it's probably going to be suitable for even the most sensitive of skin. Yay!

With a waterproof design, you can use it in the shower (always up for killing two birds with one stone, thank you very much!) and 3 hour battery life mean it's perfect for taking on trips away - which will be great for when I'm away in London as we all know we're prone to a dirty face in the big smoke!

Finally, the self timer shuts the cleanser off after 30 seconds - which is apparently the perfect amount of time to sufficiently cleanse your face. However, once your skin accustoms to the change you can up it to 1 minute - very snazzy.

Are you excited about Clinique's latest innovation? Click the link to learn more about the New Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleaning Brush. And I'd also love to know if you're already using it and what you think? 

*Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Clinique via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Clinique. 

Monday, 6 October 2014

Honesty || Motivational Monday

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Merry Monday my little glitterballs. Did you have a good weekend? Did you spend any time last week working on seeing the good in bad? I did. 

This week we are talking about honesty. 

Image from Pinterest. 

Honesty is a funny one. 

I would describe myself as fairy honest but really, am I? Is anyone? We all know the basics- don't tell lies, don't steal, don't cheat, but what about- say how you feel, accept your own feelings, go with your heart?

The latter are the hard ones. It's a fine line to walk between keeping something in because you are protecting someone (maybe yourself) and just saying what's on your mind and damn the consequences. 

I am a worrier. A people worrier to be precise. I worry that I will upset, anger or offend and so keep thoughts, feelings and concerns to myself. Sometimes this works well because I avoid a whole heap o' drama, but sometimes I just end up hurt or confused. 

I didn't mean to be honest this week but I was. I had several encounters with people where I just thought, (and do excuse my language), 'fuck it, I'm not playing games with anyone, least of all myself'. 

It. Was. Great. 

Well, some of it was haha. Some of it ended in tears, some of it ended in a slight red face, some of it ended in a really happy face and some of it ended in ease. 

Regardless of the varied results, I'm really glad. I feel secure and content. I've had a lot of confusion in my life for the past few months and haven't enjoyed endless guessing games and communication breakdowns. They suck. Even if you don't get the answer you want, at least you know it's the honest answer and you can't really ask for more than that. And, sometimes, it goes pretty well!

This week I urge you to be honest. Mostly with yourself. Is there anything in your life that is confusing or could become confusing? Take a step to add more honesty to the situation and see how you feel. Be realistic and be prepared to accept the consequences but have the strength to do it. 

You don't have to go gaga and declare your undying love for the guy in accounts, but maybe invite him out for a coffee. What have you got to loose? Dignity always grows back with time ;)

Good luck on your quests, let me know in the comments how it goes or if you have any examples of doing this before!



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