It’s that simple

Simple skincare is one of the most affordable skin brands out there, it is a British brand and was designed for those with sensitive skin. I have been using Simple for a few weeks in my night time skin routine and I’ve got to say, I am a fan, the products are so affordable, yet they feel so expensive and luxury on the skin. I would recommend Simple for those of you who are students or those who can’t really afford a higher end brand.

So, I have been using the Simple Kind to Skin Eye Make-Up Remover, Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water, Simple Kind to Skin Moisturising Face Wash and the Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser.

Eye Make-up Remover – pretty much self-explanatory, I like to soak 2 cotton wool pads in the remover then press the pads onto my eyes and brows for about 10 seconds then wipe away.

Micellar Cleansing Water – again I soak about 3 cotton wool pads in the product then wipe away any face and neck makeup.

Moisturising Face Wash – I like to fill a bowl with warm water, and soak my sponge I then apply a little bit of the product to my hand and add a little water to lather the product in my hands before massaging into my neck and face, I then get my sponge and squeeze so all of the excess water is drained and take the face wash of my face then blot dry with tissue or pat dry with a towel.

Hydrating Light Moisturiser – once my face has been dried, I then use a small amount of the moisturiser and again massage into my neck and face and let the product absorb into my skin, you can use as much as you want however I don’t like my face to feel greasy hence why I only use a small amount.

I am yet to try the Simple eye creams, and face masks but If any of you have tried them please let me know what you think, I love reading others skin care routines.

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Meet Finderella

Hey!

So a few weeks ago, I decided I wanted a pet goldfish, I don’t know why I just wanted a fish. I was searching the web for ages and I was basically being told that I needed to get an air stone and a proper tank and filter, I thought all this for 1 goldfish?

I mentioned it to my friend who works in a pet shop and she said about the air stone making sure there is oxygen for the fish but then she also said I could also just remove a few cups of the water and put a few cups of fresh water with water conditioner in every few days, so I decided with that one. I wanted a fishbowl for my fish, I looked some in pet shops and they were selling at £60 and I thought I can’t really afford that, so I got a fishbowl and I think it was about £10, I know you’re not supposed to keep fish in a fishbowl, but I just really wanted one. I got pink gravel and a little fake plant and set the bowl up ready for when I bought my fish, a few days later I bought a tank and an air stone and filter and set that up and left it a few days before popping my fish into her new home.

As for the name, I wanted a name which had something related to fish, so I googled cool names for fish and I found one, I was like…..this is the one! So when me and my friend went to buy the fish I called her Finderella and she used to sit on the corner of my dressing table when she was in the bowl, but she is now living in the kitchen a her tank is to big to sit on my dressing table 😊

 

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A strange one, I know but I hope you enjoyed reading about my fishy experience! Make sure you follow my blog and follow my social media to keep up to date with everything I’m doing

Lots of Love – Aimee X

 

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My timeline so far

Today I have a slightly different post, I’ve decided to share with you my life so far, there has been many ups and quite a few downs, so if you would like to know more about me then carry on reading!

 

I was born on the 2nd of July 1998 a few miles from my hometown, when I was 2 years old, my mum and dad got married and I was a bridesmaid (a very grumpy bridesmaid). I started playgroup/nursery also when I was around 2 and then started my school years shortly after. Where I live you have 3 schools, first school, middle school and high school. I attended my first school up until year 5 where I then went to middle school until year 9 where I then went to high school.

During my second year in high school (year 10) I became very poorly and had to have a lot of time away from school. I was suffering with nose bleeds for around a year prior to this, and I had a blood test in November 2012 as I was constantly tired and always feeling faint and short of breath, a few hours after having the blood test my mum received a call telling her to get to the local hospital as soon as possible, I was only 14 so I was extremely scared as id never had to go to the hospital before, I had some more blood taken and a canula put in my hand, I then had to stay in hospital for a week as I needed a blood transfusion and had to have multiple tests and scans. I was then referred to Birmingham children’s hospital as I had a tumour in my liver. I had several tests and scans at this hospital and a biopsy. I had the results of the biopsy on the 17th December 2012 where I got that the tumour was cancerous and I needed to be back down the following day to be admitted into hospital to have the tumour removed on the 19th December, my operation was 9 hours long. After this I spent months in and out of hospital with infections, bile problems etc, I also had to have an ng tube (feeding tube) for nearly a year afterwards. I went back to school about half way through the year and then sat my GCSE’s in year 11.

In 2014 I left high school, but I went back to the sixth form that was situated within the school, I had no idea what job I wanted to do so I decided to take a BTEC in Health and Social Care and Additional Science. In 2015 I started my blog and I have been writing on and off since then. In my last year of sixth form (2016) I decided I wanted a job, so I got a job at Costa Coffee and I built my way up to become a Barista Maestro, I then left Costa to start an apprenticeship in hairdressing, but this didn’t last long as I was diagnosed with cancer again in November 2016, I worked in the salon up until new year but I decided to go back to Costa as It was closer to home and they knew my situation.

In January 2017 my doctors decided to send me for a liver transplant assessment, this was 2 days at the Queen Elizabeth in Birmingham and on the 13th January, I was put onto the waiting list for a liver. I carried on working as well as having to go back to Birmingham every 6 weeks for scans and blood tests. In March 2017 the oncologist doctors decided they were going to do a TACE (chemotherapy beads targeting the affected area rather than the whole body) so I was admitted for that and I had the procedure, I stayed awake throughout it and they didn’t end up doing the procedure as they couldn’t see the veins/artery’s which are feeding the tumour. In the April, I started dating my boyfriend however we had known each other for around 5 months prior.

In September 2017 I left my job at Costa and I got another job at Sainsburys working on the clothing department in October where I work now. I am still awaiting my Liver transplant, so fingers crossed it comes soon 😊

 

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Big baba

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Guess who’s 2!

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Moody af bridesmaid

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Smile aims

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First day of Middle School

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Hospital bound

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Race for life 2014

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Prom night

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Me now

Lots of Love – Aimee X

 

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Healthy, Gym Freak or Nah?

Hey everybody!

So, nobody likes sticking to a strict diet and going to the gym numerous times a week, right? (well I don’t anyway) So today I thought I would share with you some healthy changes that you can make to your diet, so you are making sure that your body is getting some love and attention.
1. Number one is probably the most obvious change – Swapping fizzy and sugarwatery drinks for water or for treat a lime and soda
2. Swap your crisps for skinny popcorn
3. Everybody loves a bit of chocolate, but it is so unhealthy (especially when you eat the amount I do) swap your white or milk for dark chocolate instead
4. Swap your original white or whole-wheat bread for rye bread! YUMMY
5. Change up your cheese for a healthier alternative such as Halloumi or Goats Cheese if you prefer a creamier cheese
6. Full fat milk is good but fattening for you, using soya instead can be so much better for you but if you aren’t a fan of soya then you can always have the 1% milk which is usually has an orange label and lid
7. If you are like me and like sweets and sugary snacks, you can snack on alternative things such as dried mango, rice cakes and avocados

You also don’t need to go to the gym to do exercises boys and girls, oh no, let me tell you some simples exercises you can do around the house!
squats1. SQUATS – build that booty and do your squats, I like to squat when looking in the fridge or any built-in cupboards which are on the ground, alternatively I also do this, but you can do it as another option, squat 10 times before you go to the toilet and 10 squats afterwards
2. LUNGES – another simple exercise this time for toning the upper of your legs as well as your booty, take lunge steps when hoovering and doing household chores and you will start to see a difference!
3. STEP-UPS – benefitting the booty & thighs/upper legs, have stairs in your house? Do some step-ups when going up them, if not, not a problem buy yourself a little step and you can do it that way!
That’s all for today lovely people, hope you enjoyed and let me know if you have any other suggestions in the comments I would love to hear other people’s changes! Don’t forget to follow my blog and follow me on my social media

– Aimee X
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My once a week Lux Skincare

Hey everybody!!!!!

Today I thought I would go through my luxury skincare – I do this routine once a week usually on a Thursday night and then I just do my normal skincare on other days. So without further ado…lets get on with it….

  1. So first off, I like to start by taking off my makeup and washing my face with the Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Triple Action Cleanser and Toner and pat my face dry with a towel. I have been using this facial cleanser for absolutely ages now and it is my all-time faveeee.
  2. I then use the GLAMGLOW GRAVITYMUD FIRMING TREATMENT and I tend to only apply this to my nose, t-zone and chin area. This mask smells unreal and it also drags up all the dirt and out of your pores, it is also a peel off mask and turns an amazing chrome colour once dried on the face. I leave this on for around 10 minutes then peel off and jump in the shower.
    (Whilst I’m in the shower, I turn on my wax heater and let the wax heat up if I am waxing my brows.)
  3. Once I’m finished in the shower, I like to apply my Pixi Glow Tonic, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate and the Origins Drink-Up Intensive Overnight Mask. I then apply my brow tint and I leave it on for 10 minutes to the colour is more intensified. I take my tint off my brows using cotton wool rounds and Luke warm water and I then go on and wax if they need doing.
  4. My face is now finished, and I am ready for bed…but…before I get into bed I will get my nails, so they are all pretty and ready for the weekend! I either use the Gellux or Shellac gel it just depends on what colour I want my nails that weekend image1and what else I have planned during the week.

 

So that is all for today! I hope you enjoyed reading about my skincare, let me know in the comments what you like to use on your skin because I am always up for trying new things! Don’t forget to follow my blog  and follow me on Instagram (aimeegibsonx)

See you soon

Love – Aimee X

 

Things to do on a Sunday

Hey!

Sundays. That day of the week which is more depressing than Monday morning at work

Most of the time, my Sunday is spent being bored and eating my body weight in junk food when in fact I could be using the day to be productive and help me kick start my week.

There are many things that you can do to turn a boring Sunday into a more pleasant one, I am going to be sharing with you my top things to do on a Sunday in the hope that it gives you ideas on how to kick start your week or just have a better Sunday in general.

1.       Go for a walk

Going on a walk is the most typical thing to do on a Sunday. I really enjoy a walk whether it be in the countryside, national trust gardens or even just into town. Walking can help to clear your mind if you’ve had a bad week and therefore gives you a more positive outlook on the week ahead.

2.       Pamper yourself

Nothing quite beats a pamper. If you’ve been out the night before and have woken up with the worst hangover or if you are just gloomy at the fact its Sunday, give yourself a pamper – have a bubble bath, exfoliate your skin, moisturise, paint your nails, do a face mask – do anything you like to uplift yourself and this will really help change your mood.

3.       Go on a road trip

I love an adventure – just getting in your car with a friend or your boyfriend/girlfriend and sodding off for the day is sometimes the best! You don’t even have to go and spend lots of money on a day out. All you need is water, sweets and fuel in your car and you are free to drive wherever the roads take you

4.       Meet up with friends

Meeting your friends for a coffee and cake or food and just chatting can make you feel 100% happier – I love to meet up with my friends especially on a Sunday providing none of us are working and I can always guarantee that I will be laughing about anything and everything and it really does uplift me when I’m dreading going back to work

5.       Go to the gym

If your gym is open on a Sunday, take full advantage and get yourself there! You will feel so much better about yourself for getting up out of your bed and working out. Depending on your location and what gym you go to will determine whether its going to be busy or not but if you can go then go!

6.       Plan the week ahead

This one speaks for itself! When you have got a spare hour or so, sit down at the table with a diary and plan out what exactly you have on during the week. Writing all of this in a diary will organise your week and you will feel so much better as all you will have to do is look in your diary and it will tell you what to do and when to do it!

 

So they are my top tips on what to do on a Sunday, I hope some of you found this blog helpful, let me know in the comments if you have any more suggestions as I would love to hear from you!

 

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Top 3 Makeup Products in September

Hello you lovely bunch of people!

 

Let me begin by apologising for not posting in foreverrrr!!!! I am going to make more of an effort at getting my blog posts back on track!

Anyway, today I have my Top 3 Makeup Products I have loved and used the most in September to share with you!  Where did September go? more to the point where has the year gone? its gone by so quick this year! I’m gonna be 21 before I know it!

 

  • So the first product that I have been absolutely loving and using every single day is the “Benefit Gimme Brow” – This brow gel is amazing! Honestly, I have my brows tinted and this is the only brow product I use when my tint is fresh, its such a natural finish and is amaze! I will definitely purchase this over and over again!
  •  The second is another benefit product and it is the Cheek Parade – The palette includes the Hoola Bronzer, Hoola Lite, Galifornia Blush, Rockateur Blush and Dandelion! I got all of these fill size products in this palette for £49 I think it was and I cannot stress enough how much you guys need to but this! So much value for money and its gonna last you for so long!
  • Last but not least, I have been loving the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette – I’m a bit late to the bandwagon with this palette but I finally got it and oh my word …. not only does it smell like chocolate, it also tastes of chocolate! I know I’m not supposed to eat it but I’m strange and it crossed my mind so I had to swatch a little on my finger and try it! You can create so many different looks out of this product and it also comes with 3 different eye tutorials!