Saturday, 17 February 2018

Bullet Journal Flip Through + Video

I would just like to say I'm sorry there was third post in January, I didn't have time at all between my mock exams, Leaving Cert in general and my Grandma and my dog, Buster were both pretty unwell during the space of those 31 days but hopefully that won't happen for another while.

At the start of the year I decided to get back into Bullet Journalling, I did some in 2016 but lost interest and now I find that I need a planner of some sort to help me keep to deadlines and know about future events. My notebook is Leuchtturm 1917 A5 Notebook Dotted in this cute berry colour. My journal is nowhere near perfect and I want to share with you my progress. I decided to make a video along with this post as this post would take far too long to create with I had a picture for each spread.

So you might be a little confused about what a Bullet Journal is and at first I didn't fully understand it either. It is an organisation system that is totally customizable to you. It can be as creative or as plain as you like. I would recommend checking out the Bullet Journal website if you are interested in starting one.

The first couple of pages contain my yearly 2018 calendar, My 2018 Goals, Project Pan, Empties, My Wishlist, My Saving Goals, Books I've Read, Stats Tracker, Passwords and Spending Log. I had prepped before getting my journal, so I knew what spreads I wanted to use.

I wanted my Bullet Journal to look pretty and colourful, so I used a lot of spread ideas from Pinterest which I highly recommend if you want a little inspiration for your spreads.

So far my monthly spreads consist of a cover page, memories page, calendar, habit tracker and weekly spreads. Throughout January and February I tried a different weekly spread each week to see what I like and I've noticed I love having a to do section each week.

I tried to go with themes for each month, in January I went for Stranger Things and February I went for Harry Potter. I don't know what my March theme will be yet.

Between my monthly spreads I have a couple of other spreads that I forgot to add to the start, Books To Read, TV and Movie Watchlist and My 2018 Playlist. I think this is why I love bullet journalling so much is you can add spreads wherever you want.

I love how my journal has turned out at the moment, I find I'm more organised and I really enjoy sitting down to make new spreads.

I hope to talk more about my bullet journal in the future. 

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Current Night Time Skincare Routine

It's been a while since I've shared my skincare routine and in the last 10 months. I am one of those people who once as I find something that works I'll use it until it stops doing what I want it to. Some products have changed and some have stayed for years. I am not one of those bloggers who spend loads of money on skincare, student life, but I like to find things that help my skin do its thing. I am sharing my nighttime routine as it is way more exciting than my morning one.

Firstly, I use my Cleanse Off Mitt or its Penneys dupe to remove any makeup from my skin then I go in with Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser for my second cleanse. I much prefer this cleanser compared to the others I've tried in the past. It smells amazing, like the whole range and my skin doesn't feel dry after using it. It is also a very affordable range with the cleanser only £5!

Next, I spritz Superdrug Vitamin E Hydrating Mist all over my face and let it soak in. Since it is still January and central heating is on full blast, I always like to make sure my skin is well moisturised. I use this spray during the day if my skin is feeling a little thirsty.

Onto the last Superdrug Vitamin E product I own, Moisture Boost Facial Serum. I use one pump all around my face but mainly focusing on my forehead and cheeks. I find that my skin feels much more plump and less dry when I use this.

I use coconut oil as my moisturiser, I find that my skin reacts to coconut oil very well when I use it and normally doesn't cause me any bother. I take a small amount and warm it up between my palms and massage it into my skin.

If my skin is having a bad day or a stressful day I usually pull out Lush's Grease Lightning Spot Treatment, I put a pump onto my hand and dot it around the pest and leave it overnight to work its magic. If the breakout isn't as bad I use La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo, everyone and their dog has used this at some stage, I dab a small amount around my breakout area normally my chin.

I exfoliate once a week with Sukin Revitalising Facial Scrub. It doesn't make my skin feel raw or sensitive after using it and it smells amazing.

Onto a little pampering, I'm currently using Lush's Bunny Moon and Mask of Magnaminty. They aren't my holy grail ones but I enjoy using them. I also keep a stock of sheet masks and sachet masks for when I run out of Lush ones. Currently I have ones from Primark and Superdrug.

What's in you skincare routine?

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 6 January 2018

New Years Goals 2018

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, New Year and everything in between. Today, I thought I would go through and set my goals for this year. I am only setting 5 goals this year due to the first six months are going to be absolutely crazy.

Quit Biting Them Nails!
Surprise, I am a nail biter and I hate it as I never have nice nails but it is so tempting. I normally do it when I am nervous or bored. I really hope to stop this horrible habit once and for all. Last year, I stopped doing it as much but now I feel that I want to stop. Will I be able for it? I better be.

Get Back Into Exercising
Due to this year being so stressful and not having enough hours in the day to get everything done I have become very lazy when it comes to exercising. I hope to get back into doing it on a regular basis after the Leaving Cert but in the mean time I would like to at least be more active than I was in the last part of last year.

Read 16 Books
For the past few years I have set myself reading goals and this year I hope to read 16 books which is one more from last year. Towards the end of last year I became really lazy towards reading and I want to challenge myself to read more.

Do My Driving Test
I failed my driving test last year and I hope to try again. I haven't driven since the test which was in September and I won't get back on the road until after my exams. Hopefully, I'll get to do it during the Summer.

More YouTube Videos
I have completely abandoned my YouTube channel and I hope to change that. I don't know will I get much done in the first part of the year, thanks Leaving Cert, but I have video ideas I hope to use, I will definitely be doing a video about going to Taylor Swift's concert in June, music related videos and I hope towards August to do a Leaving Cert advice series as I've already learned a lot from this horrible year.

Bullet Journal Again
I hope to get back into Bullet Journaling this year, I did some in 2016 and I liked it but I hated designing the spreads due to my sure laziness but now I really enjoy drawing and I find it really relaxing. I have ordered a notebook that is supposed to be very good for it, I should have it in the next few days. I will do a Bullet Journal flip through soon.

Project Pan
I did a project pan back in 2016 as a blog series but it wasn't a success, I was getting less views on it and I wasn't very motivated to use the products up in the very short allotted time. This time around I'm giving myself a year to use up 8 products and I'll update you on Snapchat, @totally_ro or on the 6 month goals update. I hope to add a couple more items to this project as time goes on but for the mean time I will be focusing on:
Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Powder
Osiris Avisé Deep Cleansing Wipes
La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo
Maybelline Color Tattoo in On and On Bronze
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink in the Afternoon
Revlon Colour Burst Balm in Honey
Herbal Essence Ignite My Colour Dry Shampoo
Soap & Glory Total Drama Clean Makeup Remover

I feel like everyone has a goal of saving money and for the past 2 years I made them and stuck to them saving over €700 between the two years. I hope to save at least €120 again this year and I have a jar that I am collecting €1 and 50c coins and hopefully over time they will add up.

From now until the 23rd June I will be posting every two weeks due to such a huge work load, thanks Leaving Cert. I will still be putting as much effort into the posts, but they just won't be a regular. I will be sharing an old post each week on Snapchat and Twitter if you miss me too much.

What are your goals this year?