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Tired of walking around in a zombie like state at work? Suffer with Insomnia? Fed up of feeling lethargic? Then here are some tips that I have tried out, which I guarantee will have your head hitting the pillow like sleeping beauty.

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  • Run yourself a nice warm bath and add some Radox for a nice relaxing soak
  • Cut out caffeine after 5pm
  • Keep a diary or notepad by your bed to help you jot down those last-minute important details
  • Spray some ‘This Work’s lavender spray on your pillow
  • Have a social free hour before bed and read a book instead.

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  • Massage some ‘sleepy’ body lotion on from ‘Lush’
  • Invest in some cute PJ’s

If all else fails then consider doing night shifts like your’s truely. I am working 6pm to 6am, now if that doesn’t make me tired, then what will? Do you have any tips for a good night’s sleep?

 

Happy Monday

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With all of the negativity floating around the blogosphere lately, I thought it would be nice to share some love instead. So, here are my top 5 accounts that I have been inspired by lately.

  1. ItslittleLauren

This beautiful lady has taught me the importance of being open, honest and proud of who you are. Despite her daily struggles with M. E Lauren’s feed is filled with beautiful selfies, delicious Insta-worthy cupcakes and a pinch of reality for good measure.

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2. Hannahfgale
I absolutely love Hannah’s effortless style and her personality shines throughout her feed. Another blogger keeping it real.

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Kindness is free, spread that stuff everywhere!

3. Milkbubbletea

Pure pastel perfection, beauty, fashion, flowers and Becky’s cute little sausage dog.

 

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4. Lovelystyle40

Wife and mum of two Joanna proves that style really does come with age. Her love for all things fashion related clearly play a huge part in her feed, where she mixes high-end pieces with high street brands such as Primark.

 

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5. Tiffanytalesxo

Fashion, fabulous flatlays, beauty and lots of dreamy pics. Tiffany’s feed has that girl next door vibe going on.

 

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Have Courage and be kind.

What are your favourite Instagram accounts to follow? I hope this post has helped you to discover a few more inspirational ladies and that you all have a wonderful weekend. If you are new to blogging then please do not give up your dream of pursuing  it! The majority of us blogging folk are incredibly supportive and the great thing about blogging, is that there is room for us all.

 

Love Emma

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When the film Confessions of a Shopaholic was released in  2009 little did I know that I too would become obsessed with shopping. Luckily, my addiction to buying nice things hasn’t resulted in any severe consequences like many young women. However with our wedding fast approaching the reality has begun to set in.

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So I thought I would set myself a challenge for the next 30 days to help me curb my impulse spending habits and hopefully encourage me to save! I will be keeping a diary from the 1st June which I am considering sharing with you, if you are interested.

  1. I will limit myself to one treat per month😩
  2. I will budget for events such as Birthday’s🎉
  3. I will switch to pack lunches oppose to daily meal deals from ‘Boots’ or Subway 🥗🌯sandwiches.
  4. I will stop ordering Papa John pizzas 🍕
  5. I will avoid the high street on my lunch break – This is a tough one as I work in retail.🛍
  6. I will create new looks with my current wardrobe.💃
  7. I will sell items if I wish to make a purchase👀
  8. No Bridal or Fashion Magazines👰💍
  9. I will put £10 in our Honeymoon Fund at least once a month.😊
  10. I will put a portion of my wages into my savings💰
  11. Continue to pay off credit card on time.💳
  12. I will ask myself do I really need it or can it wait?😂
  13. I will pay for things with cash and avoid using my card for contactless  payments🙊

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Some other useful tips from my lovely Twitter followers include:

  1. Meal prep your lunches at the weekend (or when you are free) instead of buying lunches when you’re at work everyday @RetroSnowflake🍱
  2. Write down everything that you spend from day-to-day for a week – when you look back you’ll be able to see areas where you can cut down @pollymaisie 😵

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Are you a shopaholic or a savvy saver? Do you have any tips I could try?

Love Emma

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They say you always want what you haven’t got and whilst I love my long hair, sometimes I do feel that it can be incredibly high maintenance and as for achieving salon worthy results, the closest my hair usually gets to such results is when I indulge myself with a special hair treatment whilst enjoying a nice long soak in the tub.

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After being sent the new Arconic brush which was designed by hair dresser John Gillespie I was a bit sceptical, after all exactly how amazing can a paddle brush be? Described as revolutionary to the hairdressing industry, the Arconic brush offers greater control when blow-drying larger sections of hair and promises salon results at home. I have to confess that my poor hairdressers usually spend hours on cutting, styling and colouring my hair and when it comes to drying my hair, well I defiantly don’t envy them.

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But when I tried out the Arconic brush it provided plenty of grip for my heavy locks whilst enabling me to brush my hair without it getting all in a tangle. Whilst £19.99 does seem rather deer in price, I suppose when you weigh up the cost of a blow-dry at your local salon, it is defiantly an investment that is perfect for those in-between salon moments.

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Also despite it’s size, the brush is incredibly light weight, making it the perfect hair essential to throw in your suitcase for that Summer holiday that is just around the corner.

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Have you used the new Arconic brush yet?

Love Emma

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Whilst I was very kindly sent this hairbrush for review purposes, all opinions and views are my own.

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Mental Health has been an issue for quite some time now and it is thanks to people like George David Hodgson who has placed social responsibility at the core of his brand Maison de Choup that society is finally standing together to fight the stigma surrounding mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

I am very proud of Maison de Choup’s latest collection that promotes positivity and, as an individual that has fought depression since 2010 on and off, this is a cause that is very close to my heart. What make’s this collection so great is that 25% of the profits go to Young Minds to help support children and teenagers with mental health issues.

Check out the new collection for SS17 here!

I hope you have had a great Monday.

Love Emma

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