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Five Friday Faves

Hi lovelies,

It is Friday (it was when I started writing this) and it is time for my 5 Friday Faves Youtube Video (and a promotional blog post which aims to get you to watch my video and maybe even subscribe to my channel coz I am trying to grow and no one really subs 😩😩). So, enough with the rambling. What are my faves?

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Body shop

My Moringa hand cream is so hydrating, lightweight and smells amazing. I 😍 it.

The card factory

I love polka dots. I love pink. I love organisation. I bought a box which is sterdy and very pretty.

Marks and Sparks

The scent of 🌹 🌹🌹 and it is my favourite. I bought the Rose 3 in 1 spray. You can use it on your body, for your room, and linen. I know that sound weird, but I like it and I 💗 the scent.

Primark

I bought a couple of fake flowers from Primark and my friend commented saying how nice they looked. I really like them. Great decor for shelves and stuff.

My Cane

This is a weird one, but I needed a warning cane. I now have one, and my life is much easier!Having a vision impairment is hard. Accepting that you need help is hard. Getting help is great though.

If you want to hear more about my faves, check out my channel. It would be great if you subscribed as well (#beggingforsubbies).

Anyhow, have a lovely weekend. See you in my next post and don’t forget to connect with me somehow, somewhere.

Xx

Jo

April Favourites: Beauty and Random

Hi everyone! Time for April favourites!! I missed a month cause well, February is so short and my faves didn’t really change. I do have a few new faves I wanted to share hence the post and video.

Beauty

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Chubby Stick in Fudge
I have talked about chubby sticks before. They are one of my favourite Clinique products. If your vision is not amazing, like mine, these sticks are amazing for applying one shadow on your eyelid. Some people use more than one ( I do as well), but mostly I use one chubby stick and am ready to go. This is a very rich brown with a bit of shimmer in it. It does not crease. It is creamy and easy to apply. You can see my swatch here and check it out on my video. You can get your here.
Mascara
I tried a new (new for me, I mean) mascara from L’oreal. It is the Telescope mascara. If you like your eyelashes to look kinda long and separated, you should try this!! It makes your eyelashes look really nice and black. It does not shed. You can get it here.
Makeup mist
I got the Urban Decay all nighter and never used it. I heard tati talk about it and found it and started using it again. I love it. let me be clear though. This mist does not make all my makeup stay on all day, it does make most of it stay though. My blusher and highlighter in fact, do not budge. I usually have difficulty making my makeup last, that is why I am really excited about this product. The mist is not very water-y. I would not say it is fine either. You do not look like you have been in the shower though after you spray this on. It dries down quite quickly. You can get yours here.
Primer
I love my M&S Hydrating Confidence Booster primer. It hydrates. It feels like water. Not sticky and it also plumps up your face :). You can get it here.
Autograph Hydrating Primer
Overnight mask
I bought this product because there was a 2 for 3 offer on at Superdrug. What am I talking about? The Olay overnight hydrating mask. I am in my forties and have dry/ sensitive skin. This mask (which I apply at night when my skin needs pampering) is very hydrating. It gets absorbed quite easily, making your skin feel nice and soft in the morning. There is no scent and it does not feel greasy. A little…blob goes a long way :). You can get your here.

Random

TV show
The Crown. I love it. I started watching it with my bf and we are really into it. I have also learnt quite a lot about British royal family, cause we always end up googling what was shown on the episode!!
Music
I have been listening over and over to the Weekend’s “Call out my name”. I do not like the video clip (I don’t get it). I do love the song though!!!
Backpacks
I got a backpack from TKMaxx because my shoulder was hurting me. I love it. There are lots of pockets, the padding is soft (so it does not hurt, it is much easier to carry around as the wight of whatever you are carrying is balanced. I am actually thinking of getting a summer-y one. Here are my top picks.
Clip detail backpack
It has stormwear technology and is very on trend.  It has magnet fastening and inside zipper pockets. You can check it out here.
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Somerset
I went on Easter holiday to Somerset and loved it. I posted a vlog which you can checkout here. It was really nice. I went to Longleat Safari park, Salisbury (and saw the Magna Carta) and Stonehenge. You can watch my Youtube video for more….
What are your favourites this month? have you tried any of these products?
Talk soon…..
xx
Jo

Story time: How to register as partially sighted

I registered as partially sighted.All these years I have had difficulty seeing, but I hadn’t really done anything about it. In the UK, people with low vision can register as partially sighted or blind. I fall in the partially sighted category.
What does that mean?

I cannot see well (at all). I struggle with my vision, but i do get by.
I know I have shared with you my colourblindness, but i have not talked about nystagmus which has to do with a wonky iris. That is why I cannot see. No matter what glasses I wear, I still cannot see. I mean, I can see, but not well.
Example?
My boyfriend has to read whatever is written on the TV (subtitles).
I cannot read the Bus numbers until it is too late.
My computer needs to be right in front of my face.
If I see someone I know walking down the street, I probably won’t talk to them.
How to register
The process was quite easy. I got referred to a hospital by my GP, and had a special ofthalmological test. Then I talked to the ofthalmologist who confirmed that I fall into the ‘partially sighted’ column. Forms were filled in. I was then referred to various charities that offer help.
And?
Well, as someone who is partially sighted, I am entitled to free bus travel and disabled person’s railcard. Yeap. Let’s take a moment now, while I am grateful for the free bus pass (you see, I cannot drive), it is only valid after 9. So, do the people who give me this card assume that I do not work? My work starts at 9, but I cannot use my card before 9. Hmmmmmmm (rant over).
Interesting conversation
When I went to the social worker to register, she asked me if I wanted to register because some people don’t. I wonder why? Why would you not register?
I just posted a video about this, so do check it out if you would like to hear more about my story.
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If you have a disability, why not register and get the help you need?
What do you guys think? Have you had the same experience as me?

Product Empties: What I loved and what I hated

Hi everyone!!

New video is up on my channel. Today’s video is an all time classic. It is a product empties. I talk about all the products I used up and what I though about them. There are a few products I ended up repurchasing and some I hated. I hope you watch it and let me know what you think.

 

 

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L’oreal oil cleanser vs. cream cleanser

L'oreal cleansing oilLet me just start by saying that I am a makeup cleansing fanatic. If there is one thing I am proud of, it is my meticulous makeup taking offing!! No matter how late at night or how tired I am, I neva, eva, sleep with makeup on!I may forget to put on a nightcream, but never forget to wash all the makeup off before bed.
I have used wipes, gels, balms , oils and so on.
I have concluded that I like using balms and oils the most mainly becuase I do not feel likemy skin gets stripped. In fact, oils and balms usually leave a nice soft feeling to my face.
I was recently in superdrug and standing in front of the l’oreal stand,. I purchased two products.

Oil

Packaging
It comes in a plastic bottle and has a pump.
Scent: subtle floral
What does it do?
It melts off your makeup.
Is it easy to rinse off?
Kinda. You do have to wash your face a few times for it to completely wash off.
Does it take off your makeup?
Yup!
Even mascara?
Yup (haven’t tried it on waterproof mascara though).

Cream

I thought this would feel more like a balm, but it feels like a cream.
Upon appliance, you feel a nice cooling sensation. The scent it floral but nothing unbearable. I like floral scents!
Does it take off your makeup?
Yeap.
Even mascara?
Yeap.
But!! It is a pain to rinse off. It took me ages to wash it off my face, so would not use this if I was in a hurry and wanted to go straight to bed.
Who wins?

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I prefer the oil but I really like the feeling of the cream on my skin and the scent.
Have you tried any of these products? How did they work for you?
I am also doing vlogmas on my YouTube channel. I’d love it if you checked it out 🙂 ❤
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIxA4pWkXZI
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What’s in my bag?

New video up today lovelies!! This time it’s a what’s in my bag?

My bag by the way is a faux fur cross body bag which I got from Top Shop for 20 pounds.

I ❤ it.

What’s in it?

A purse, a hand cream, some lippies, gloves and my mobile phone. I’d love it if you checked out my video.

Thanks for stopping by!! What’s in your bag?

xxx

Joanna