2017 a review and what the next year brings!

Hello guys.

As you know 2017 is coming to an end and what a wild ride this year has been. First of all i have had this blog for almost a year now. I’m not going to lie it’s now where i wanted it to be at this point but for a lot of different reasons most of which have been down to personal reasons! However i am super proud of the progress that i have made with this blog simply because i have managed to stick with this blog when it was so easy to give up and shut it down.

This year has been full of so many high’s and lows. The biggest high is this blog, just because doing it has re-sparked a passion for so many different subjects such as writing, fashion beauty ect.  To me it doesn’t matter how many people actually read my post as long as i can keep that passion alive and keep writing.

Like most people i have had a few down moments this year! The biggest one is my mental health. As i was struggling with anxiety and depression (which is why i sometimes struggled with motivation) this is one of the hardest things that i have ever gone through just because as i was going through it people where getting a lot of wrongful opinions of me, thinking i was a bad person whereas i was simply stressed or frustrated and didn’t know how to deal with the situation. Getting this under control is one of the proudest moments of my life.

As 2018 i just around the corner i have been trying to think about some goals to set in order to make my 2018 great. I don’t want to call them resolutions because i know that if i do that in my head i will think it’s ok to break them. I’m kind of over the whole there’s always next year situation, just because i feel like i use that as a reason to let myself off the hook when i want to give up. My biggest goal of 2018 is too lose the access weight! i sincerely hope that nobody will think that i’m fat shaming bigger people or myself because i am not! I do truly believe that every body is beautiful and it’s what’s on the inside that counts. However that being said i also believe that everyone has the right to be confident and comfortable and for me that is loosing the weight that i have been struggling with for so many year. To do this i’m going to join slimming world which hopefully means that i will get the support that i need in order to achieve my goal.  For me 2018 is going to be a year of making myself happy and this is just the start.

25152411_10204673704400569_9168654309907732531_n for this blog 2018 is going to bring some changes in terms of the way that it is structured. It’s not going to be going anywhere however i will no longer be posting about fashion and beauty as this blog is going to be all about my 2018 lifestyle change in terms of my dieting and fitness. I will be posting every week after my weigh in. I’m hoping that writing about it will help me stay on track and will be an inspiration to others. The reason that that i have taken the fashion and beauty out is because coming 2018 i will be starting an exciting new project with my sister where we will be launching a joint blog together talking all about fashion,beauty, travel, lifestyle ect. We both have the same passion for these things so we feel that this will be a great bonding experience and a fun project to do together also after that we may branch into youtube, so watch this space the Ward sisters are coming early 2018.

In closing i would like to thank everybody for all the support over 2017 and i hope you guys can stick with me into 2018 because i have a feeling it’s going to be a good one. Happy new year everybody and i will see you in 2018.

Much  love

Cody xx

 

 

 

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Blogmas day 09

Hey guys

Welcome to blogmas day 09! 

I hope you guys are enjoying my blogmas so far!! For day 10 let’s talk shopping. By now we all should be well into our Christmas shopping. 

Today I’m going to talking about my favorite places to shop for Christmas presents.

My first go to place is tk maxx- this is perfect for those out there who love a bargain and with up to 60% off you can’t grumble!! I have got some great presents from there this year (I can’t reveal what my sister reads my blog). I also got some things that I originally wouldn’t off for my family. 

My second go to place is boots! Again you can get some real bargains from here and with the 3 for 2 promotion that they have every year you can get a lot for your money, you can also get some great brands such as Ted Baker and Jack Wills. This is perfect for those beauty lovers in your life 

My third go to place is Primark, this may seem strange as I know a lot of people consider primark as a cheap shop but honestly I feel like they have really upped their game lately , especially if you have big Disney or Harry Potter fans in your life. My sister got me some amazing pj’s for my birthday from there and they have become my firm favourites 

My final go to place is Debenhams! I love this place not only because they are fantastic  variety but it also has such amazing quality. One of my favourite things that they sell is the experience packages, I love these because I feel like it’s a really fantastic way to acknowledge your family’s holiday! I feel like it’s a perfect way to show them that you know them. 

So guys these are my favourite places to shop for my gifts this Christmas, I honestly think I could name so many different places, I think we have some great high street stores and I think they do a great job of making Christmas affordable. 

I hope you have enjoyed my list of go to shops, I’d love to here yours in the comments and I will see you in day 10

Much love 

Cody 

Xx

Blogmas day 8: My favourite festive colours

Hello guys

So today’s post is going to be all about make up. I love make up in general, but at Christmas it is a time where you can really have someone. In this post i’m going to talk about the colours that I alike wearing at this time of year.

The first colour is a classic! A lovely red, this colour is great at this time of year just because it’s bold and bright, which is what I think Christmas is all about. Red is all about making a statement and I can’t think of a better time of year than Christmas. For my lips I love wearing this red from N07 it is a beautiful bright colour and to me it screams Christmas, I would tend to wear this lip shade more for parties than day.

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The next lip colour that is my go to for the festive season is the beautiful calvin klein purple lip gloss. I tend to wear this more for the day just because it is sophisticated and sassy but not to over the top. I defiantly feel super chic when I am wearing this colour.

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On to the eyes, usually I stick to very nude colour shades on my eye, i’m not going to lie i’m not a giant fan of a smokey eye. But when I do go bright which is usually for a night out or in the festive period I love a bit of burnt orange. My go to pallet in my Kylie Jenner one! I Just find that it blends so well and has such pretty shades.

.If I do go to a Christmas party and keep my eyes quite minimal, I do like to add a little glitter. I feel like you can never go wrong with some sparkle. I have these pots of glitter, i’m not sure where they are from but they are great just to dust a little glitter on your eyes.

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Do you guys ever have those days where you simply cannot be bothered to do a whole face of make up? I do all the time. So sometimes what I do is just add a little mascara and blusher. Because I’m very pale in my complexion I find that just a little blusher brightens up my face. Not only does it look cute but it also stops people asking if I’m ill haha.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my go to colours is the winter season. I’d love to know what yours are and I will see you all for day 9

Much love Cody

xx

Blogmas day 7: The Christmas tag!!

Hello Guys!

Happy Blogmas day 7!!

For today’s blogmas i have been tagged by my lovely friend Vicki to do the blogmas tag, i can’t wait to answer these festive themed questions, so lets get started.

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Blogmas Questions:

1. What’s your favourite Christmas song?
My favourite Christmas song is The Pogues fairy tale of New York, although there a lot of catchy songs out there

2. What’s your favourite Christmas movie?
My favourite Christmas film is the 1970’s Scrooge staring Albert Finney. It’s a classic

3. Are you good or bad at wrapping presents?
I’m really good at wrapping presents, although i have had a lot of practice as i do mine and my dad’s.

4. Do you have any family traditions?
We do! We always go on holiday in December, this year it’s Paris and London. We also go on a shopping trip on Christmas eve.

5. Favourite Christmas food?
Well i love food! but the classic roast wins every time.

6. Mince pies or Christmas pudding?
I don’t like either to be honest so neither, i would rather have a trifle.

7. Do you wake up early on Christmas Day or have a lie in?
Early every year!! 9am is the latest i’v ever slept in

9. Best cracker joke?
I don’t know any off the top of my head but they are all so bad they are good!

10. Do you give/ receive any yearly gifts?
Yes! My mum always gives us some money to take on holiday with us!

11. Have you got a New Years resoloution yet?
No, i don’t make them because i never stick to them!

12. Are you dressy or pj’s on Christmas Day?
Dressy!! Any excuse to dress up fancy and i’m there.

13. What’s for Christmas dinner?
Turkey 100% it’s a classic and if you do it right it’s delicious

14. What’s on your wish list this year?
I don’t really know! i’ll be grateful whatever i get!

15. Do you buy local/handmade items or mass produced?
For my family mostly mass produced but if i see something local for myself that i love i may treat myself 😉

16. When do your tree and decs go up?
1st December every year! It’s a tradition

17. Midnight mass or not?
I’v never been, but maybe i might go one day

18. What age did you stop believing?
What you talking about? 25 is still acceptable to believe in Santa right? 😉

19. What’s your favourite Christmas event?
The Decorations going up and opening that first door on the advent calendar!!

20. Are you a Christmas fanatic?
YES YES YES!! I love Christmas and everything about it

I really loved doing this and i hope that you enjoy my answers! I’m Tagging my beautiful sister Josie the lovely Becca and the lovely Bettie!! I can’t wait  to hear your responses.
I hope you guys enjoyed my answers and i will see you for day 8!! (credit Vicki for the image)
Much love
Cody
xx

Blogmas day 6

Hello guys.

Welcome to Blogmas day 6.

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One of my favourite things about the festive season is the music. I just love putting on the festive tunes and getting into the Christmas Spirit.

For today’s post i have made you a little Spotify playlist so you can all get into a festive mood and i Hope you all love it and i will see you all for day 7.

Merry Christmas Playlist

Much Love

Cody

xXx

Blogmas day 5 traditions

Hello guys!

As if we are in day 5 of blogmas already!

Today’s post is going to be all about festive tradition and what me and my family do every year during

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The first tradition that we always do is go on holiday. This tradition first started about 7 years ago when we went shopping in London and it’s become a yearly thing ever since. I feel like it’s nice to get a

 

little bit of travel in at Christmas to see how other places decorate their towns. Over the past couple of years we have started to go abroad as well as to London. Last year it was Venice which was so beautiful and this year we will be in Paris which is very exciting. I can’t wait to explore more cities across the globe at this time of year. On my bucket list is Rome, New York, Amsterdam and Berlin just to name a few.

I’m one of those people that will always love Christmas and I can never sleep on Christmas eve, It’s a tradition in my house that we open our presents early in the morning. I love seeing the look on my families and frien

 

ds faces when they get their presents off me. I love messing around with the presents whilst awaiting Christmas Dinner.

As I get older id miss the little traditions that we used to do when I was a child, such a putting a mince pie and milk out and stuff like that?

Guys what traditions do you have at Christmas? Is there any from your childhood that you wish that you still wish you did? Please let me know.

Much Love

Cody

xxx

Blogmas day 4: Christmas films

Hello guys

HAPPY BLOGMAS DAY 4!!!

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One thing that you guys need to know about me is that I’m a gigantic film nerd and the one thing that I love about the festive season is sitting with a nice warm hot chocolate, the fireplace on and watching some good old festive films.

In this post i’m going to be counting down my 5 favourite films and why I love to watch them,

  1. The Santa Clause: I love this film Just because it brings some normality to the legend of father Christmas. Also I love the kid in this film, it’s exactly how I would act if I found out that my dad was Santa Clause. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t067u2Jnks0

  2. Elf: I only know a handful of people who doesn’t like this film, it’s full of whimsical fun and I honestly think we can all relate to the excitement of Christmas and nothing brings it out more than this film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW9wRNqQ_P8

  3. Deck the Halls: I only discovered thins film a a few years ago but since I first watched it, it has most defiantly been a firm favourite of mine. The arguing over who is the best at doing Christmas does make for comedy gold. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1A2uWWF1ZU

  4. The Grinch: With this film I find it the same as the elf, I only know handful of people who don’t like the film. Jim Carey manages to make this film highly entertaining. This film was most defiantly the film that defined my childhood.The Grinch trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQV5Pr7pWtM

  5. Scrooge: This is 100% my favourite film of all time. Not only is this story a Charles Dickens classics, the songs are so infectious particularly the song thank you very much. You can’t help but sing along. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUCISGg5OFE

So these are my favourite films to watch through out December. Do you agree or disagree? I’d love to know what your favourites are, so feel free to let me know.

See you for day 5

Much love

Cody

XXX