My mental healthSo as i sit down and write this i realise that it’s not going to be one of those post’s where i sit an write a conclusion or give you some life affirming advice on what to do or how to deal with it if your going through it. The truth is i don’t have the answers and honestly if any of you guys do have the please let me know because right now i’m struggling and i’m vulnerable.

Lately i have noticed in me a lot of changes, i’v not felt as strong as i used to be. What i first noticed is that i started to shake, weirdly i just thought i was cold because of the weather (how strange is that)  but then i noticed that even with the heating on and a hot water bottle i was still shaking, but i didn’t think nothing of it. My bosses at work noticed a lot of changes in my mood, something i did not, and they mistook for me not wanting to be there. Obviously the pressure built which added and made my moods worse. After that the feeling of dread kicked in where i was dreading the day and the thought of physically getting out of bed made me feel sick. I felt un-motivated to do anything, i stopped doing my fitness classes put loads of weight back on, i stopped organising my room half way through and just left it and i’m going to be honest with you half the time i couldn’t even be bothered to brush my hair.

Eventually i knew i needed to get some help, because i could not do it anymore. I feel slightly lucky in such a tragic way that my mother had gone through this i have noticed the signs quit early on. So i had a feeling i knew what it was.

I went to the doctors on the 21/3/2017 i told him my symptoms, sat with my mother. In my head i was praying that he would tell me that nothing was wrong but he didn’t. He told me that i was right and i have Anxiety and Depression. My doctors told me that mine is most likely down to stress, and hopefully now it’s diagnosed i can take positive steps into getting better. I’m on medication for anxiety and depression and will have been told about some mental health charities that i can get in touch with. I’v also told my bosses at work so hopefully that i can move in a positive direction.

I’m going to be completely honest with you guys right now i’m scared. I’v always been quite a impatient person so i know i’m going to want to get better as quick as possible, i’m hoping that this impatience won’t hinder me.

This has been one of the scariest and most honest things i have ever written but after telling my bosses today i didn’t sound very articulate nor when i was explaining it to my doctor. This has been a real relief because i can put it in my own words in the simplest form. I don’t know what’s going to be in store for me mentally, but i will continue this blog because i feel at my most content when i write.

Thank you all for reading.

Much love

Cody xx

The this time next year tag!

Hi guys
I keep getting tagged in these lovely posts, i think that it’s wonderful so thank you Chelsea Ann for the tag!  I particularly love this tag because it’s all about ambition and goals!  So let’s sink our teeth into it and get started!!
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The Rules
Thank the person who tagged you
Set yourself goals for the next year
Write how you’re going to achieve these goals
Tag at least 5 of your blogger friends to do this tag
Then, in 365 days write a post reflecting on your goals and what you achieved

This time next year i will have:

Moved to London!!

This has been my dream since i was 17! I’m currently in the saving and research phase but i think i can get there by the end of the year!

Blog full time!!

I love blogging so much! i’m working really hard to make it look as professional as possible! I need to fix my camera (or buy a new one), i would love to get some more professional looking images. The idea of turning my passion into a job would be amazing.

Complete my first book

I have wanted to write a book since i was 9 years old and i have finally had time to start it so i will have the first draft finished be this time next year

Film projects 

I love being creative and this is what i studied at university so once i make my move to London i can’t wait to get stuck into film projects and making my mark on the industry that i love.

 So i tag

Emily

Chloe

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Saffron

John

I hope you guys have enjoyed reading about my goals and ambition. Feel free to tell me what you think. Do you have the same goals? Have you achieved any of them please let me a know.

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Much love

Cody xx

(p.s) Just a little credit where credit is due to the lovely Chelsea for the beautiful imagery, i think we can all agree it’s fantastic (sorry about the mix up babe) xx

My first bath bomb experience.

Hi guys

So ever since i became i a blogger i have noticed that every fashion and beauty blogger out there loves a bath bomb (well at least all the ones that i have read) when i noticed this i realised something, i have never tried using one, not because i don’t like using them, it’s purely because i have been more of a quick shower kind of girl.

So today i have decided in the interest of research that i’m going to try one. My sister uses them and says that they are relaxing, so does my best friend. a I feel that if this is the case it could be something that would be good for me because i do find it super hard to rewind.

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So if you have read my previous blog post about my haul into Norwich, you will have seen this picture before. This is the bath bomb that i have bought. I chose this one for a couple of reason’s. The first being was the smell, when i picked it up it just smelt so beautiful. The second reason that i bought it was because it was so pretty,the colours and the little rose petal in it, i just felt drawn to it.

The fact that it was only a couple of pounds for it was great, i honestly thought it would be a lot more money just because i thought Lush was expensive but the fact that it was under £5 was lovely.

THE VERDICTimg_14431So this is what it looked looked like (sorry for the picture quality). I loved the way that it looked in the bath, it looked so pretty and romantic.

I have heard a lot about how bath bombs are relaxing and i did find that they where relaxing and i was able to unwind for the first time in ages which i defiantly needed. I honestly couldn’t imagine myself being one of those girls who is completely addicted to buying and using bath bombs religiously (but hey you never know) just because as i said i’m more of a grab a quick shower girl. But i 100% will be buying another one and using it in times that i feel i need to unwind because i did enjoy the experience and i can see why you guys love them.

So guys i hope you guys enjoyed this blog post, if so please tell me your feelings on bath bombs? Do you love them? Hate them? and am i completely wrong on my earlier assumptions? Please let me know, also please let me know what you thought of this blog post and if you would like to follow me on social media please do the links are below.

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Much love

Cody

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February favourite’s

Hey guys.

It’s March!!!

Can you believe that February is over already, this is my first ever favourites post which i’m super excited about so let’s just jump right in there.

Beauty:

For my beauty favourite, i can’t not rave about my new foundation.img_14371
As someone who is super pale i struggle to find foundation that is the right shade for my skin, so when Loreal claimed they could match 98% of skin tones i was intrigued to see if i came into that 98% and happily i did. I came in the palest tone but i finally found one. Also this foundation has really nice coverage and you don’t need to apply a thick layer. You can find this foundation in all good boots stores.

Fashion: 

This month my fashion favourite has been embroidery, i have seen it dominating in img_14291the high street and i’v bought a few item’s myself. I love this style just because i think it’s super diverse, whatever your style i think you can make embroidery work for you which is great. One of my favourite pieces i own is this shoes from new look, i loved these shoes so much i spent my phone bill on them!!
I feel like New look are dominating the game with this trend which is why i find i’m buying a lot from them at the minute.

Music: 

For my music this month, it has to be Jojo’s mad love album. I know that this album came out in 2016 but i only discovered it this month and i love it! It’s defiantly a must to for millennial’s who loved Jojo in 2006. It make me quite sad that Jojo fans had to wait 10 years for another album and it’s kind of underrated. My favourite song off the album is defiantly Music but i love the whole album. So if you haven’t listened to this yet check it out!

TV/Film: 

For my TV and Film favourite i’m not going to talk about a new release, this film has been out since the 90’s!! I think i’m obsessed with watching it because the live action version will be coming out in March. Yes if you haven’t guessed it my February favourite film is Beauty and the Beast. I have loved this film since it was released but through out February (and the last few months really) i haven’t been able to stop watching it. I can’t wait to see what they have done with the live action version, i hope it will be on par with this one or i’ll be disappointed, just because i have been so excited. But as i have never seen a Disney film i didn’t like i’m optimistic. And before the live action film comes out if you haven’t watched the animated version i 100% recommenced you do.

Blogger:

This for me is the hardest one to write just because since i started to blog i have connected with so many bloggers who are all so fabulous. But m_poboopk_400x400y favourite blogger of at the moment is Tea with B, not only because she is a super lovely person to talk to you know that she is super passionate about what she is writes about which i love. So i defiantly recommend you check her out.

Youtube:

One of my favourite Youtuber’s to watch is Sophie Hannah Richardson. I honestly think this girl is super cool and she was one of the first Vloggers that i started watching but what has continued to keep me watching is the fact that she is so passionate about fashion and style which is lovely to watch. I also love the fast that she is so creative with her looks which as someone who love’s fashion is super inspiring. So if you haven’t yet i 100% recommend you check her out.

Thank you guy’s for reading my post!! I hope you guys have enjoyed reading my February favourites, please let me know what yours are, also if you have checked out any of my favourites what do you think of them.

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Much love

Cody

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Fashion Favourites: The Brit Award!!

Hi guys

As most of you probably know the Brit awards where on last night. I love this awards show for two reason’s, the first being that I think that British music is some of the best in the world, another reason that I love it for the fashion. I’m a big fashion lover so I love looking at all the style’s out there on the red carpet at an event like this. So this post is just one talk a little about my favourite outfits from the show and why I loved them.

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Katy perry Killed it at the awards last night. Her performance was amazing and her red carpet look was just on fire. I feel like the whole look from the hair to make up was designed to make the outfit the centre piece, and I 100% approve. I love the colours in the dress and jacket combination they work perfectly for me, I’m glad she decided to keep the accessories minimal because this choker is beautiful without taking away from the dress,t The hair is just amazing, I feel like has just the right amount of edgy and cool, I think a lot of people are going to be trying to recreate this hair.

Emma Willis

gallery-1487790288-emma-willis-brits-2017The host of tonight’s event’s just oozed glamour and sophistication with this look, keeping most of her look black and demure with a touch of glamour with that choker detailing around the neck. I feel like without the neck detailing the dress would have been plain and boring, but the choker made her stand out as one of my favourites. I love the hair slicked back, a lot of the time with events like this it’s all about the big hair and overly sparkly dresses, which is great but it’s really nice to see somebody to take it the other way and be really subtle and stylish. I love the fact that this looks really modern with nice clean lines and a simplistic finish it really suits her.

Anne Marie

If you haven’t heard of Anne Marie yet I feel like you soon will, she hasanne-marie-brit-awards-2017-03-300x420 amazing vocals and killed it on her feature of rockabye. Aside her amazing voice I love that Anne Marie is one of those people that has fun with her fashion and the Brits was no exception. I love the combination of colours in her dress and wrap around. This whole outfit is super fun and girly, and I think a lot of people might not like this look but I do, she manages to look put together and red carpet ready without taking the fun out of it. She has kept her hair and make up really simple because she knows that there is a lot going on with the outfit that if she went full on with the make up it may have looked overdone, but I think she did it perfectly.

Little mix

If you have read a previous post of mine younintchdbpict0003038022132-e1487783692641 will know that I’m a big fan of these girls. They slayed their performance last night and I was just hoping that they got their first Brit award last night which they did (congrats girls). Right we have a lot to cover on this one because there’s four of them. I honestly loved all four looks. Leigh-Anne in that denim number was giving me Rihanna vibes I think denim on the red carpet is is means safe and she worked it. Jade in that dress, all people could talk about it was the fact that she accidentally flashed (so what we’ve all seen knickers before relax) what I would much rather talk about is how amazing she looked in that dress and I loved the fact she added those long gloves it gave me serious old school Hollywood feels which I love. Perrie’s dress was amazing, probably my favourite from the night, I just love the feathered bottom and the leather bodice, it just has the right amount of feminine and edgy to make her look cool. Finally Jesy her dress, although probably the most safe I think it showed off her natural curves so perfectly, she looks sophisticated and classy but edgy and cool at the same time. I love that these girls always manage to show of there individual personalities but also manage to look like a cohesive unit so well.

So there you go guys these are my favourite looks from last nights Brit awards, what did you guys think please let me know! Also let me know what you thought of this post and if you would like to follow me on social media my links are below

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Cody

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The 30 question Disney tag.

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Hi everyone!

The first thing I have to say about this blog post is that it’s officially my favourite tag ever. I’m such a little film geek but I especially love Disney so thank you so much Katie for tagging me!!! A little side note you should 100% check her out she’s incredible!

The rules are simple to answer these 30 questions, so let’s do this!

1. Favourite character: Omg this question is so hard I think I will have to say stitch because he is so cute
2. Favourite Princess: I have two Ariel (because she’s a mermaid) and Belle just because she isn’t willing to settle
3. Favourite heroine: I think that I have two, they aren’t your typical heroine’s they are Mani and Anna from Lilo and stitch and Frozen just because what they are willing to do for their sister’s
4. Favourite prince: Beast 100%
5. Favourite Hero: I have two Olaf and Stitch
6. Favourite Animal: Sven he’s so cute
7. Favourite sidekick: Tinkerbell
8. Favourite Villian: Ursula
9. Favourite Original character: Mickey
10. Favourite Love song: Beauty and the Beast
11. Favourite Song: I just can’t wait to be king
12. Favourite Villian song: Poor unfortunate souls
13. Least Favourite song: Demi lovato’s version of let it go! (I love the original though
14. Favourite Kiss: Belle and the beast’s
15. First Movie you saw: Snow white
16. Favourite classic: Snow white
17. Song that always gets stuck in your head: All of them because they play them at work
18. Favourite Pixar film: Monster’s inc
19. Least favourite Pixar film: Probably a bugs life (I only watched it once)
20. Favourite sequal: 102 Dalmatians
21. Overrated movie: There isn’t one!
22. Underrated movie: steamboat willie! I know it’s only short but I don’t think a lot of people know it’s the original
23. Movie that makes you laugh: Frozen (olaf’s one liners OMG)
24. Movies that makes you cry: I have actually only ever cried at one movie in my life and it wasn’t disney
25. The saddest scene from your favourite movie: When dastan attacked the Beast and we thought he might be dead
26. Saddest death: Mufasa
27. Favourite quote: “Some people are worth melting for”
28. Favourite theme park: Magic kingdom in Florida! When I saw Cinderella’s castle for the first time I was mesmerised! I would love to travel round the world and go to them all
29. Favourite theme attraction: Tower of terror
30. Favourite theme park show: Fantasia!! it’s incredible

Thank you so much for the tag it was the most fun ever! I’m gonna pass my tag onto this lovely bunch!

Heather    saffron       Harriet  Han  Faz

Hope you ladies love this one as much as i did!

Also here’s my Twitter and Instagram if you fancy giving me a follow

Cody

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Fashion and beauty haul.

Hi guys

If you read one of my previous post then you will know that i recently went into Norwich and had a look around a few of the shops. I’m so excited about the what i bought i would love to show you what i bought and why i love them. I went in a few different shops so i will show you shop by shop so here goes.

Primark: 

  • img_14331So the first thing that i got from primark was this Bomber jacket, If you follow me on twitter you will know i tweeted about the fact that they are selling bombers for just £5 and this was the one that i picked up. I think that this is such a cute jacket and has lovely detail i can’t wait for it to warm up so i can wear it, i just love the detail on it. Also what is great is that it’s reversible so i have two choices
  • The second thing that i bought from img_14401Primark where these super cute ankle bracelet’s , they where also reduced to just £1, how could i say no. I think that they are super cute and will look great in the summer.
  • The final thing that i brought was this snow globe, which is so cute. I didn’t actually buy this for myself i bought this for my sister because she loves cats and unicorns so this was perfect for her. I don’t have a picture of this because Josie took it home before i had chance but it’s so cute.

Boots: 

  • The first thing that i bought from Boots was the Nyx cosmetics born to glow liquid illuminator, i have been secretly crushing of nyx cosmetics for ages, but where i live nowhere sold it so i was ecstatic when i found that timg_13991he Norwich Boots store sold them. I just love the way that this highlighter looked on the skin and i can’t wait to try i
  • The second item that i brought was the Loreal paris True match foundation. They claim that they are able to match 98% of skin tones. I was intrigued by this because i have always struggled to find a foundation that matched my skin tone,  after talking to the lady at the Loreal counter she matched me as a 1c and for t
    he 1st time i’m optimistic about the foundation.
  • The final product that i brought was the matching powder in 1c i was told putting this over the top of my foundation would hide the redness in my skin which is something that i have had a problem with and i can’t wait to see if this works. (if you would like to see a product review please let me know)

New look:

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    I only bought 1 item from new look and i ended up spending my phone bill, but honestly these shoe’s were 100% worth it. I can’t gush about these enough, i just love the embroidered detail on
    these. I think they perfect for a girls dinner or even brunch date. I think there are so many different occasions these would be perfect for.

 

Lush

  • This is the first thing i have ever brought from Lush cosmetics.
    It’s such a beautiful bath bomb and i love the little Rose in img_14381the middle. This one is called the Sex bomb bath bomb. I brought this because i want to write a post about my first bath bomb experience, which is something that you guys would want please do let me know. I can’t wait to try it out.

So there you go guys this is my first Haul post i hope you enjoyed reading it as much as i have enjoyed writing it. Please do tell me your favourite item and if you would like to follow me on my social media my links are below.

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Much love

Cody

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