22 goals

I really need to get some more scheduled drafts out, there is so much that I need and want to post about that I am seriously starting to back up, you may have already seen my 22 post all about my birthday and seen that I already have some blog related goals that I haven’t even started on and I have added to the problems already with another 2000 photos and several new lipsticks.

I am not a huge resolution person, my birthday is too early in the new year to stick to a diet and I am too excited for it to stick to anything religiously, so I set myself goals for the new year of age ahead as the year is boring after the holiday season and my birthday.

This year I am going to either be adventurous or stupid and set myself 22.. god help me.

  1. To be more determined
  2. Find solutions to problems
  3. Follow through on goals
  4. To not give up so easily
  5. Stress less
  6. Have a positive outlook for the future
  7. Be more jolly and positive (swear this is the same as #6)
  8. De-clutter everything
  9. Eat better (breakfast crisps are great when you are 18)
  10. Have a proper skincare routine and stick to it
  11. Take up a new hobby
  12. Continue learning Turkish (I can manage an extremely basic conversation now)
  13. Save £1000
  14. Go one month (minimum) without buying new makeup, this will probably be the month Huda or Urban Decay release something
  15. Open up a bit more
  16. Learn something new and actually take a course in it
  17. Give my wardrobe a diet
  18. Engage more with the blogging community
  19. Try and wear less makeup
  20. Find a way to help others more
  21. Learn to cook from more recipes
  22. Actually commit to this list and report back in a years time!

The first seven goals were input from my boyfriend, which is kind of sad – he is definitely the bright and cheery to my miserable and dark yang!

I really hope I can stick to these and then reflect back on them and see how much I have done in a year. It is always a good idea to write down your goals and objectives so that you are more committed to them and they hold a greater meaning to you.

Do you set yourself goals for your new year of age ahead? Let me know in the comments below!

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Seasonal Depression

The holiday season can take its toll on your mental health, for more advice and help if you are living in the UK check out this helpful NHS Choices page with mental health helplines. Check out this really useful article with some great tips on helping you cope with the season.


As you experience the changes of seasons from summer to fall and later winter, this is usually the time when our emotions take a shift as well. If you’re like me, it is usually during the times of when it starts colder that it translates to my wellbeing. Seasonal depression, commonly referred to as Seasonal Active Disorder (SAD), is just as important as depression and it is something that needs to be taken seriously. If you’re not sure you  have or experienced seasonal depression, according Mayo Clinic these are the common symptoms that follow

  • Severe depression
  • Changes in apetite 
  • Heightened sensitivity
  • Oversleeping
  • Low energy

Especially during the holidays, its very easy to slip in to the cycle of sadness for various reasons. You may see others who are happy with their friends and family during Thanksgiving or Christmas and it reminds you of an aspect that you lack in your…

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#12: Balancing Study, Stress and Christmas.

Check out this much needed post from AwkwardOffline, as joyous and elating as the holiday season can be, it can also be a time of great stress and pressure unfortunately. Item number 3 is something that I need to practice more as I always feel like my scales are off balance.


Now we’ve come to my last day of blogmas, I was hoping to do 24 posts but I really don’t have as much time as I thought I did. So I’ll leave you with what my December is going to be spent doing – studying. Like me many of you may have December or January exams so I thought I’d share the things I’ll be doing to try and study this month.

1. A Timetable: 

I think this is most important for me because I have a habit of procrastinating. Set yourself a timetable that is reasonable and doable. I plan to only study one or two subjects in a day so my brain doesn’t get too confused. I’m also going to study within daytime hours like I would at college. 9-4.

2. Mind Maps:

Mind maps will be your best friends, whether it’s a brainstorm or just writing out…

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7th Heaven Red Hot Earth Sauna Masque Review

Happy Sunday Cheeleaders 😊 after sending out a call our for a collective name for my readers my friend suggested “Cheeleaders” as a play on my last name.

Anyway let’s jump straight in to today’s review, my friend and colleague got me in to these face masks after giving me some for my birthday amongst other goodies. Shortly after giving them a whirl and enjoying them, I was on the look out for different masks to try, at roughly a £1-£1.50 you haven’t got anything to lose.

I saw this red hot earth sauna masque in my local savers, I was actually looking for a peel off charcoal one but this one grabbed my attention. It claims to heat up on application and cleanse pores along with relaxing you and taking you to 7th Heaven! Along with this, they are a cruelty free and vegetarian friendly brand. 

On the packaging: “Cleanse to the core with rich Red Earth Sauna Clay and pressed Jasmine. Relax as our self heating face mask opens pores, clearing excess oils without drying. Use weekly for skin that is smooth, relaxed and deep pore clean.”

During application I noticed it was warming up as soon as it touched my face, it’s a strange feeling but not uncomfortable,  I found that the initial warmth doesn’t last that long but it doesn’t become cold. The consistency is nice and thick (it doesn’t dry during the application time), with a nice gentle smell to it.

I was slightly disappointed however, the model on the sachet boasts a lovely opaque red mask on her face… I ended up with some strawberry milkshake colour thin mask on my face. 

I’m really looking forward to trying some more of these masks and I’m so glad I got introduced to the brand. Let me know in the comments below if you have tried any of these masks and what your favourite ones are ⬇️

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