Monday, 27 January 2014

Avon - Advance Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil Mask

This product is my new holy grail hair product. I have very dry thirsty hair from lots of bleaching and semi-permanent hair colour. I get quite oily roots but my ends are forever dry. In all honesty I can do with cutting them off because they look terrible especially after a nights sleep! But when I cut my own hair last time I accidentally took a bit too much off. Its grown quite quick in just a few months and I don't want to give up what little length I do have. Jump in this mask. The hair mask has Moroccan argan oil in which is a big thing in the beauty world right now. I do have a bottle of argan oil already it is great for helping to tame my hair when it is dry or I put it on my wet hair for bit of extra nourishment. I just don't feel like it does as much as I want it too. This hair mask on the other hand is simply brilliant. The mask makes my hair feel so soft after using it. Even when I use it as a normal conditioner, which I do quite often! It smooths my hair makes it feel luxuriously soft and leaves it so manageable. Its like a mini miracle in a bottle. It gets even better when used as a mask. I feel like it actually helps to make my hair stronger. There isn't br much give and stretch in my hair when I an trying to brush it through. It doesn't snap off as much on the ends. It just feels healthier. And at around £5 at a bottle I can't complain! Even less when it is usually on some kind of offer which makes it even better!

You can purchase the mask here.

What is one of your favorite hair masks? Lots of Love Kerri x

Friday, 24 January 2014

The Blogger Made Me Buy It Tag

This tag has been going round and round and I love reading it. Ive decided to give it a go as its quite interesting and fun! This is an old snap of my collection its complely grown! Oh the days of one draw of makeup! 1. Who are your most influential bloggers?
 I think every blog has great swatches, its what we all try to pride ourself on as we know its important. But I love Khila at Miss Budget Beauty and Nina at Ninas Bargain Beauty. I cant link them right now my phone stops me!  

2. Do you buy a product solely as a result from one review from your favourite bloggers, or do you look for more reviews from others?
I could never buy something on one review. Its usually a mixture of 'I have to have it' and 'Lots of people say this is good' Mostly Im an impulse buyer I get things I want then look at reviews after! 

 3. What is your most favourite item that you have ever bought as a consequence of blogs? 
This is hard. I will say a couple of things! Firstly my naked 2 palette, i got it the other week. I was seeing the hype for naked 3 and I just thought it was an ugly palette (sorry) but I knew I wanted to invest in one. I got 2 in the end after looking at swatches and Im so glad I did. Theres also Benefit Fake Up Concealer. I love it, its perfect for me as I can get dry skin around my eyes and nothing else comes close. I read alot of blogs because both these are costly and are more investment items! 

4. What is your least favourite item that you have ever bought as a consequence of blogs?
 Urgh the Rimmel Apocalips! I loved them at first, then I think the hype lifted and I saw how terrible they are I cant make them last! But I know people love them. I also really dislike the Liz Earl Hot Cloth Cleanser shock horror. I just like Peaches and Clean from Soap and Glory better! Theres also Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer! Am I the only blogger that doesnt like it!

 5. Name 5 products that you have bought recently as a result of blogs.
 1. Mac Eyeshadows - I finally did it! I got them in a blog sale to save myself a bit of money! 
2. Naked 2 - I decided I need one and looking at the colours on blogs I knew 2 was for me! 
3. Rimmel Perfect Match Foundation - I think thats what its called its the one with the blue lid, I saw people saying how nice the pale shades were and being pale I figured I would give it a go. It is good!
 4. Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick 107 - I hope thats the right shade number its the deep wine red colour and its beautiful! 
5. Revlon Lip Butters - I love the vibrant colours and I got raspberry pie because of miss budget beauty! 

 6. Have you ever given into blogger hype? 
Yepp the lip butters, the colour tattoos the apocalips, fake up, revlon nearly naked foundation! Just so many!

 7. Have you ever avoided blogger hype? If so which ones? 
 Quite a few I am yet to try baby lips there are better options out there! I am also avoiding naked 3! Also Bobbi Brown Correctors. 

 8. Is everything you buy based on blogger reviews or are there some items you buy without checking out blog reviews?
 I mostly shop on impulse. Its always 'oh look a pretty' and then before I know it Im walking out the shop with it! I mostly look at reviews if Im making a big purchase. I need to know it is worth it! Otherwise if I go out with an idea of what to buy its usually people say this is good and its not too exspensive! 

 Lots of Love 
 Kerri 
X x

Sunday, 19 January 2014

This Week I......

Worked alot mostly! Is the serious answer! Other then that I played around a lot with my naked palette and Im going to make some videos and blog posts on how versatile they are, especially as I didnt buy one for ao long because I thought that it was a bit unexciting and restricting with all those neautrals. But oh how wrong I was!

My hoola hoop also came on thursday so I am ready to get down to teaching myself hoop dance! I had a bit of a play on thursday but today has been my real day of getting down to it! I spent about 4 hours hooping today and filmed a little 1min video on my Ipad showing that I could get the hoop off my body without hitting myself! Ive not mastered anything yet but I am having such a fun time getting fit! 

Having a little rest inbetween hooping! 

Having hugs with the ever so soft and lovely Hyde ^_^

I also woke up today and realised the purple has gone from my hair and its a pale blue......that blue I had ages ago refuses to go away! So tonight I am going to put the purple back in! 

After my bath I am going to carry on with my crocheting! Im currently making a cushion :) 

It started off as a square cushion so Im rather impressed with it! Im a bit further on then this and I cant wait to show you the finished project! 

Lots of Love

Kerri

X

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Naughty Purchase!

I got myself my first ever naked palette the otherday! It was naughty of me and even as I was handing over my card to pay I was wondering why! But life is too short and sometimes you just need a treat! I got my naked 2 from debenhams. You can order it here.

I have to say I already own two of the colours in another palette, YDk and Half Baked and I love them. But I never reach for it so Im glad to see them in here. I will probably sell the other one now! I also love foxy and the black shade is amazing. Im surprised how versatile a palette full of neutrals is. Its the reason I never jumped on the naked bandwagon! In my head it didnt make sense! Now I totally get it! Saying that theres no way Im getting naked 3 I dont think the pink hues will suit me and I think it looks ugly! I shared that feeling with the girl on the counter and she agreed with me! The only other person I have met that dislikes naked 3! She had fun trying it on me because of my pale hair blue eyes and pink toned skin it just didnt work as well as 1 or 2! What is your favourite naked offering? Lots of Love Kerri x

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Lush Bath Bomb - Butter Ball

I firstly have to apologise for not posting anything the last few days. If you have followed my blog for a while you may know I am prone to eye problems. It just so happened I got some cat fur in my eye and even while my mom has three cats and we have always had pet cats I am slightly allergic to them. So getting fur in my eye was not the best thing for it! Anyway onto a review as that's what your all here for!

This believe it or not is my first lush bath bomb. I took a little video on instagram of it fizzing away. Now not ever having a lush bath bomb before I had no idea what to expect. I loved to watch it disappear but was actually gutted there were no bubbles! However it is a butter ball and I should not have expected that really! What you do get is a lovely vanilla scented oil in the bath. The scent of this is the main reason I got this bath bomb even in the overpowering scent of the small shop I was in this smelt amazing. In happy to say it doesn't smell like an artificial smell it smells all natural and extremely yummy!

I loved relaxing in the bath and having a soak. I was worried that the oil in the bath would soak into my hair and make it greasy, which has happened to me with other bath oil products. I am happy to report that didn't happen so two thumbs up for lush there.

I also liked how supple and soft my skin felt in the bath it made light exfoliating easier and my skin felt super soft after the bath. I had no irritation to my sensitive skin my eczema did itch a little a few minutes after my bath however I will say it was actually nice for my legs to feel soft.

I have to say for my first lush bath experience I am a very happy girl.

I do have to mention because of the oil my bath tub was very slippery even with a rubber mat to stop of slipping! But it is just something to be careful about and is not really a bad point about the butter ball!

At £2.50 its not the cheapest bath experience ever but it is one of the nicer ones and will definitely be picked up next time I am in lush. 

What's your favorite lush bath bomb?

Lots of Love

Kerri

x

Friday, 10 January 2014

Job Applications

Right this second I am typing out a CV while blogging (how productive) and I figured I would offer my tips on CV writing! Some of you seemed to enjoy my other job related posts so why not include a CV based one too!!

A CV is basically a piece of paper that sells you to a company! It is the first thing a company sees about you and the first insight they have into who you are as a person. It is a good idea to get other people to read your CV to see if it sells who you are an applies to the job you want. I am a huge believer in tailoring you CV to match the job you are applying for.

Setting up a CV there are basic requirements for a CV, you contact details are a must, as are previous employment and qualifications/education.You can also include hobbies, skills and any other relevant information, it is also important to note somewhere that references are available but not they are not necessary in the application stage.

I always start with my personal details, so name, date of birth, and contact details (telephone number and email). I then go for qualifications GCSE's A levels any degrees or other qualifications you may have. The older you are the less important these are so you can just say however many GCSE's you got between whatever grades you got for me that would be 12 GCSE's between B-D. I still put in all my individual qualifications because my employment record is not brilliant yet!

Then go with your work experience, for years I have put my first job first and then go from there, however after doing some research online Kent University has found that it is better to put your current/most recent job and then work backwards. It is also important to talk about the skills it gave you not the actual job requirements so talk about providing quality service or working in teams, any skill you have learnt. Try and say how you have developed in you job or have helped plan and organise anything that sells your skills. It isn't about the job you do whether that be working in shops like me or if you do basic office work, its all about your skills and what you can offer a new company!

You can include interests, achievements and skills however I find it would be easier to bullet point or keep these sections rather short they are not the most important. Avoid things like socialising with friends or any hobbies that are completed by yourself unless you back them with reasons. Thinks I would mention are anything that is out of the ordinary (eg my blog, and how it connects me to people around the world) any sports you do (mine would be badminton and ultimate Frisbee) any interests relevant to the job. Just try not to make yourself like a loner and a recluse in this bit and have something interesting! Here you could also include computer skills (knowledge of whatever operating systems you use) whether you know any languages, and even if you drive is good to put in here, some jobs require you to drive.

Finally references. Like I said earlier it is not important to put them in but its a good idea to have some people in mind who can act as a reference for you.

Now I have some more little tips for you to consider while writing your CV

  • Check for spelling mistakes and never write a CV in text or slang these are usually thrown straight away. I used to sort CV's at one of my jobs and anything that wasn't spell checked, had obvious mistakes or was written in text went straight in the bin!
  • Inappropriate email - no one wants to email someone when it looks something like 'freaky_mad_devil@hotmail.com' or even worse Ive seen emails where they refer to being sex god's! Keep it generic and simple make a new one specifically for your CV
  • Don't have a really long CV 1 page is best but don't go over 2 pages - it only takes someone reading about 45 seconds to decide if they are going to put your CV in yes no or maybe pile! 
  • Making it easy to read, I always imagine the person reading it is stressed at work, its the last shift of the week, they would rather be at home, so I try to keep it as easy, full of information but not full of unnecessary text. If I would get bored after 30seconds it needs to be changed! 
  • Try to elaborate of skills, eg travel. That's great but it could sound like you like to be alone or even just a generic answer so something like, Travel - last year I travelled Europe with friends visiting famous monuments, makes it sound more interesting! 
If your CV is not getting any replies try emailing it to someone and asking for help! If you get a reply and an interview congratulations!! 

Good Luck

Lots of Love

Kerri

x x

Thursday, 9 January 2014

I Am So Excited...

Last night I ordered my dance hoop. Its a 40inch 20mm dance hoop Ive gone for the lighter weight so I can practise dance moves with it, and its coming in lilac and silver. I can not wait! Ive been watching hooping videos for ages and naively brought a hoop that is way too small for me to start with. This is because the bigger the hoop the easier it is to dance and hoop, when I assumed it might be the opposite a small hoop would be easier to keep up! But all the videos and research I have done says the exact opposite! Im just so excited to get it now! Ive been watching videos to keep me motivated and theres some great ones for inspiration. I thought I would share my favourite hoop videos with you all!

I love Deanne Love's videos this one captivates me every time! I love her channel too, hooplovers has a whole online community and theres weekly tutorials for you to learn, she has everything from beginner stuff to advanced stuff!

I do not know the original channel for this one but this girl Rachel is insane!! This is a must watch for anyone! Its brilliant the tricks she can do!

This girl is great she did monthly videos and uploaded them and put comments on what she needed to improve on. Its so great to see that she still put videos up even when she dropped the hoop or completely messed up. It makes it obvious that not everyone is brilliant! So its nice to see someone progress as well as seeing other videos when they just seem perfect!!

Lots of Love

Kerri

x x

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Always Infinity - Review

Today I am talking about something a little bit different, so any guys that are reading I am so sorry! But Ladies you may find this helpful! Ive always used Always for my pads as I find them comfortable and they are not too expensive and they get the job done! Recently after changing my method of birth control my periods have changed drastically and I have very heavy days where I genuinely worry about wearing pads, while I'm not able to use tampons, so I am always in a constant dilemma! And WAY too much info for you guys there!!

Basically I use night time pads as I need the confidence in the pads and it just leaves me feeling a little bit safer! I then found these from always. These are Always Infinity and are available here.

 I was sceptical when I saw the adverts thinking how on earth could a pad with loads of holes in it provide any sort of valuable protection! How wrong was I!!
The holes are actually tunnels that quickly draw everything away into almost like a second layer of the pad. The upper layer allows for quick absorption and then theres a second layer to store everything. It sounds weird and I really cant describe it well but it is true what the box says you wont believe it until you try it! I didnt believe it either until without being disgusting the top layer looked empty but when I took off the pad it was full underneath!

These are so comfortable that you barely even notice you are wearing them! They mold to your body and sit so perfectly well, I have no worries of leaking or of the pad changing position. The wings are great too they stay in place and help prevent leaking.

This review is kind of personal for me finally finding something that works during that moment of a month where nothing feels right I love these pads. They give me confidence and I know I will be safe wearing them. They are comfortable and just make that time of month easier. These and copious amounts of chocolate! Anything to make the time easier I will love, and while they are a little bit more exspensive then regular pads it is worth it for the peace of mind for me! If you can pick these up I seriously suggest you try them!

How do you cope during that time of the month?

Lots of Love

Kerri

x x

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Nails Of The Day 07/01/14

Today's nails are rather fun, I love this purple colour from models own, Its from the iced neon collection and is in shade pukka purple its available here.
I love its satin semi-matte finish. It also goes on amazingly well. For some reason I avoided buying models own nail polish for so long because I just figured they were expensive and wouldn't be much better. These are so much better then I ever figured they would be! They go on so smoothly and the colour pay off is great two coats and its perfect you could even get away with one really thick coat. The brush covers the nail well and the lid is easy to hold while painting the nails even if it is bigger then what I'm used to.
 I added a little bit of glitter on one of my nails just to mix it up a little bit. This is Rimmel in shade disco ball, its available here. I loved the silver and blue mix of glitter, I thought it would be perfect to go with this purple shade.

I love this combination together. The different colours in the glitter really add a pop to that lovely shade of purple.

Whats your favourite nail colour?

Lots of Love

Kerri

x x

Monday, 6 January 2014

Heres To Being More Social

This year I want to be as social as I can on my blog! 

I promise to comment on every blog I read

I promise to keep my new facebook page updated, and make it a place to interact with you all,
You can find my facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/Allthingskerri

I also promise to be more social on twitter, joining in on fblchat, bbloggers and lbloggers and any other blog related chat as much as I can. You can follow me @kerri_jane 

It would be great if you sent me your facebook blog links and your twitter tags so I can go an follow you all and have a little chit chat! 

lots of love 

Kerri
x x

Urban Outfitters,Mental Health Doesn't Belong On A T-shirt

               

When I saw this image pop up on daisy chain dreams, I thought Laura had to be joking. I just couldnt believe any company would make clothes that glorify mental health issues. Depression and eating disorders are no joking matter and the fact that a company will stock these tops is shocking. Its even more shocking to me that its urban outfitters. A brand that up until now I associated with all those cool and hip clothes I wanted and so many others lust after. The depression top is horrific but the eat less top is a whole lot worse for me personally. Eating disorders are already a complicated mess, besides all the shocking thinspo pictures Ive seen, having a top on the high street that tells you to eat less, doesnt sent out a positive message. As someone who uses food to cope and has issues with food I find this to be a big insult. People are campaigning so much to stop pro-ana sites and then this kind of shit makes it into shops.  What kind of message do these tops send out to people?

I am aware that these tops may have been round for a while but it just begs the question WHY have they not been taken off sale.

Please if you suffer from any of these issues share it with someone whether that be a friend a doctor or taking help from websites. These places can help, and I am always a tweet or email away.

If you suffer from depression please visit http://www.depressionalliance.org there is a list full of groups and its sorted by area. 

B-eat is a great source for help for people suffering eating disorders not just anorexia. The online message boards offer great support. http://www.b-eat.co.uk/get-help/

X

Edit - neither shirt is being stocked by UO anymore but I think it is safe to say from the reactions on line the damage has been done by stocking these shirts in the first place.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Sunday Was Made For Relaxing!

Ahhhhh I love a good lazy sunday! I have spent all day in my pj's! Ooooops!

Today marked the first day of mine and Pawls week off, its great to have some time together! We organised some days out, tuesday we will be eating with Pawls dad and step mom, then Wednesday breakfast out with Pawls mom and step dad and then we will be watching a film! Im thinking the secret life of walter mitty or anchorman 2. 

Today we have not done a huge amount we slept until about 12 because we have been so tired the last week, Pawl then popped on Harry Potter on the xbox and I was teaching him what all the spells did. Especially as I caught him trying to stupefy a dementor! We then played an epic amount of batman lego. 

I have now sat down to watch dancing on ice, come on Ray Quinn! He was always my favourite because he just seemed a natural and so talented at it all! If you watch Dancing on Ice who are you rooting for? 

We have also been looking at the sun holidays for £9.50 we are keeping it in the UK so if any of you have tried these bargain holidays can you recommend any that are good? I hope we can get one because this will probably be the only way we can get a family holiday! And it will be my first holiday in about 6 years!! 

I hope you have all had a great weekend :) 

lots of Love 

Kerri

X x 

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes.....

So you may have noticed a bit of a difference on my blog today. Or yesterday if you happened to be nosey nosey on my little blog last night!

I have changed my blog name, and domain and I have even gone full force and changed my google+ and youtube!
I want to carry on with my blog but it is about time it progressed with me, instead of staying what it was 2 or so years ago. I never really put alot of thought into my original blog name 'little pretty things' and people kept getting the words mixed up and it was already associated with other blogs, people would mistakenly call it pretty little things which is a different blog to mine and also a clothes shop, there is also another blog called little pretty things and a little shop that sells chocolate!It just made everything too confusing!

This name is alot more me! At first I wanted to keep my blog anonymous when I didnt want everyone I knew finding out about this blog but now I am not so fussed. I also want to blog about other things then beauty, I want to blog about my life, and the crafts I am into maybe even doing a few updates and reviews on books and films. Who knows what I will end up writing about, but I just new that my blog needed to change with me, especially as the last year my life has changed a lot. I have my family around me more and I live in my own place and I wanted my blog to reflect that, and not still remind me of living in a tiny box room at home!!

I hope you like the changes and enjoy seeing my blog grow with me.

Lots of Love

Kerri

x x

Saturday, 4 January 2014

L'oreal Glam Shine Lip Stain in Juliet - Review

Today I am reviewing the L'oreal glam shine lip stain in shade 300 Juliet. I have wanted to try these lip stains out for ages and it has taken me so long to finally get my hands on them! I own two shades of the l'oreal glam shine, I have Juliet which I am reviewing today and I have Lolita.

Juliet is a lovely red lip stain. I love a good red lip and whenever I try new stains or glosses I do gravitate to red shades now! Theres just something I love about a nice red lip!


 I love the packaging of these the gold makes it seem so extravagant and exspensive and I am a big fan of any packaging that allows you to see the colour without opening the packaging. I just love the styling of this tube, also the wand is really nice, instead of the normal doe foot applicator it almost looks like a mini upside down heart, which if you have used any of the glam shine products you will be familiar with it.

When I put the glam shine stain on my lips I was so confused it almost feels like I am applying water to my lips, it is so lightweight and feels like nothing! I didnt even think there was a stain to it, until I wiped it on my hand then tried to take it off and it had stained!

It is a beautiful red colour.I love how bright and vibrant it is, and also how glossy it is on first application even though it is a stain.

It lasts a surprisingly long time! The stain obviously helps with the staying power, however it does fade middle out. So when you eat and drink the middle of your lips is the first thing to go. However it still fades nicely. I find I can wear this for around 5 hours without having to worry too much about re-applying.

You can buy these at boots, for £7.99 and I have to say this colour is really worth the price tag. Although lolita not so much. So my betting on these are the stronger colours are a big yes the more nude colours you can do without!

Have you tried the L'oreal Glam Shine Lip Stains? Which one is your favorite?

Lots of Love

Kerri

x x

Friday, 3 January 2014

New Years Resolutions 2014

I always always set myself unrealistic resolutions. So heres to set myself some more!

1. Exercise more.
Im going to be buying a dance hoop next year and teach my self to hoola hoop. I need my exercise to be fun as Im not playing sports anymore.

2. Blog more.
I will try my hardest to blog everyday. I make no promises Im pretty rubbish at sticking to a blogging schedule.

3. Continue to learn crotchet and knitting patterns.
Right now Im working on a cushion and I really want to finish it and make new things!

4. Spend more quality time with Pawl.
With our different work shifts we might not see each other for days but I want us to get close again. We have a week off together next week and I intend to make the most of it. I also think we will have a weekly film night.

So theres my resolutions. What are some of yours? 

Lots of Love

Kerri

x x

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Coping At Work!

As it happens I am sat at work right now taking a break! Roll on 9.30.

Work is a big part of my life and I believe in hard work and doing your best no matter what the job is. I know there are co-workers that can make your job just that much harder.

I figured I would share my tips for coping with them!

1. The big mouth moan about everything type.

We all know the one 'the company is shit' 'my life is so hard'. All I can say about these people is tune them out as much as you can! Have you noticed how they moan about everything but dont do anything to change the situation. They are still there after years of moaning. The best thing to do is pay no attention. The reason they moan is for attention otherwise they would change the situation! One day they will moan to the wrong person and it will get them in trouble.

2. The newbie that thinks they know everything (and is cocky about it!) type.

I worked with one of these types for such a long time! The I run the shop and I know what Im doing talk. Who is blowing their own trumpet for no reason at all! The one I worked with used to brag about being a manager of a sofa place. What he didnt like to say is, it was for 2 days because the company was bankrupt and there were no actual managers to close the shop. So with these if it doesnt affect your work I offer them no help. If you are so good do it yourself! I quite (even if its a little bit wrong) like to see these people get things wrong. It brings them down a peg or two and makes them easier to work with!

3. The busy body suck up type.

The ones that will do anything to be in managements good books. They probably even got that promotion/perk because they sucked up to someone. Stay away from these people they have a long way to fall. You might be tempted to befriend them to see how far it gets you. Do not do it. Hard work is more rewarding and will be recognised better then any favor or association.

4. The lazy but still manages to keep their job type.

Again stay away from these. Any bad habbits they have can rub off on you or worse you can be blamed for making them slack off.  No one likes this kind because if you work hard but then have an off day everyone notices. And yet these guys swan about doing nothing. These people seriously peeve me right off!

In all seriousness I love working with the majority of people. I make friends with them all even if I distance myself from bad behaviours. What kind of workers irritate you?

Lots of Love

Kerri

x

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Looking Back on 2013

I found these questions on tumblr and I figured I may as well do it on my blog too! I love looking back on the year but sometimes I can never get my thoughts in order so pre-set questions are a BIG help to me! 

1: What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?
I learnt to knit and crotchet! Which was pretty fun, I wanted my mom to teach me for years and she just didnt have to time or the stuff, so I went out got it myself and taught myself through youtube! 

2: Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I dont think I did. I have not really made any I just want to read more and exercise more. 

3: Did anyone close to you give birth?
Not really close to me, but Pawl's friend did this year.

4: Did anyone close to you die?
Yes my nan died of cancer, it was difficult because I thought she would get to see Christmas but she didnt. It was really hard seeing a card from her this year and knowing she wrote them all early because she knew she was going to die. 

5: What countries did you visit?
NoneI stopped in good old sunny England. Infact I have never even been abroad! 

6: What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013
A bit more money! Two earners on minimum wage is not really enough, most months we scrape by unless I get a lot of over time and managing shifts. 

7: What dates from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
The day my nan died and the 25th August

8: What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I don't know if I really achieved a lot this year, I just carried on with my life like always! Me and Pawl did move in together so I suppose that is pretty big! 

9: What was your biggest failure?
I dont think I had any failures, I had an experience that I never want to reat but I wouldnt class it as a failure.

10: Did you suffer illness or injury?
Just the usual icky bugs! 

11: What was the best thing you bought?
A footstool for my sofa. Easily the best thing ever....I know I got old the moment I became excited over that!

12: Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Pawls, he has been amazing to me these last few months he dealth with me and picked me back up after the not so nice month of august, it easily could have ruined our relationship be he was so amazing and patient with me, he also really helped pick me up after my nan died and continues to help as time goes on, I do not know where I would be without him! 

13: Whose behaviour made you appalled?
Equally Pawls at times, I have really resented him and hated him! Other then that Pawls ex can make it hard to see his son but we just work with it mostly.

14: Where did most of your money go?
Rent, bills, food, bills, bills and more bills! 

15: What did you get really, really, really excited about?
So many little things this year it was all about our first Christmas together! 

16: What song will always remind you of 2013?
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines, like it or not it was an anthem everywhere this year. 

17: Compared to this time last year, are you: (a) happier or sadder? (b) thinner or fatter? (c) richer or poorer?
Erm over all happier, little bit fatter and defo poorer now I have things I need to pay for and I dont live at home! 

18: What do you wish you’d done more of?
Taken risks.

19: What do you wish you’d done less of?
Stressed and worry about what people think

20: How did you spend Christmas?
With lots of family members!

21: Did you fall in love in 2013?
I fell deeper in love ^_^

22: What was your favourite TV program?
I started to watch. Breaking Bad on netflix I have a few episodes left, but OMG how awesome is that show!

23: Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
No.

24: What was the best book you read?
I brought this book in 2013 but I am still reading it, its death at seaworld, After watching shows like the cove and blackfish I can never go to any kind of sea aquarium ever. I also read the hunger games, which were really great. I loved Karin Slaughter books once more and started my Richard Montinari books from the begining again! 

25: What was your greatest musical discovery?
Im not a bit music fan but discovering that me and Pawl will have cheesy sing-a-longs in the car was a big enough musical discovery for ,e! 

26: What did you want and get?
A house. I got a house too, rented mind you, but one day I can dream to own my own house! 

27: What did you want and not get?
A better paid job! It started off as a great wage but when minimum wage went up, our pay rate was below inflation so instead of being on 20p more then mimimum wage I know earn 1p more then someone on minimum wage, considering what I do the risk in my job, the amount of money I handle, the fact I am expected to work by myself soon and the 6 months training you do, it isnt really worth it!! 

28: What was your favourite film of this year?
Tangled. It took me forever to watch it but it was worth the wait! Wreck it Ralph was rather good too! 

29: What one thing made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Having my own place to relax, a whole house to do what I want, not just a tiny box room! 

30: How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?
What ever makes you comfy! 

31: What kept you sane?
Pawl and huge amounts of chocolate! I comfort eat like crazy when I am down and upset, I use food to comfort me, I will have something to eat all the time if I am unhappy, I just constantly snack and have bigger then average meals.

32: Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Kate Beckinsale, always has been always will be! 

33: What political issue stirred you the most?
There are so many. I would love to see something happen with the living wage the government were talking about. Saying people need to earn £7odd to live comfortably, if people need that to live. I dont see why the minimum wage is not just set to that! 

34: Who did you miss?
My nan

35: Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.
Never bottle up your emotions and to share your feelings. 

36: Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"We can learn to love again" 

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Lots of Love 

kerri

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