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Reading. Something that is definitely becoming super popular at the moment especially over the last couple of years I've noticed. When it came to the end of last year and people creating their New Year's Resolutions one thing that seemed unanimous across the board was people agreeing to read more. Me included. I've always enjoyed reading and I'm one of those people who has piles and piles of books around every corner of the house. I can't even walk into a bookshop without picking up a new book. Today I thought I'd do a quick little post and tell you all a little bit about my two all time favorite books that I think everyone should have on their list this year. I hope you enjoy this post.


Rebecca By Daphne Du Maurier 

Length - 441 Pages

This book is definitely my favorite ever book and definitely something I think everyone should read. I was introduced to this book by my Dad when I was about 14 years old and it's a book that I read over and over again every year without fail.

The main heroine of Rebecca believe it or not isn't Rebecca. Kind of a spoiler there but the main heorine is a lady's companion who eventually learns her place. Set in the South of France at the beginning the heroine meets Max De Winter, a widower also on vacation who takes the heroine by surprise when he suddenly proposes. Wanting a new challenge and a chance to see something new of course she accepts and is whisked away from the South of France to the mysterious Manderley. There she meets the housekeeper Mrs Danvers who is shocked and surprised to find a new Mrs De Winter and tries her hardest to keep the memory of the old Mrs De Winter alive in the household.

A hautingly beautiful tale the first line of the book is one that you just cannot forget. I just love this book so much and like I said it's one that I keep reading every year. The book has also been made into a film staring the beautiful Joan Fontaine so if you're not that keen in reading a book of this length I would definitely recommend the film but as with most things the book is 10x better so make sure you at least give this a try.

I couldn't recommend this book more and I believe it's definitely one that you must read this year however it is a thriller and there are some quite scary bits in not just the book but also the film so whichever one you choose proceed with caution.


The Book Thief By Markus Zusak 

Length - 538 Pages 

Unlike Rebecca where I read the book first before watching the film when it comes to 'The Book Thief' I actually watched the film first a couple of years ago before reading the book as my Dad had the blu-ray DVD so we watched that together on one of our family movie nights and I was in total awe of how amazing it was. It made me cry and is one of those films where even though I know what is going to happen I still cry every time. I remember a few weeks after I was browsing Waterstones for a new book and I saw this book with the 'Buy One Get One Half Price' sticker on. You know those moments where you just know it's fate. Yeah...this was one of those moments where I just knew I had to pick it up and I am so glad I did.

Based in Nazi Germany about a year or so before the war it follows the story of a young nine year old girl called Liesel. Her real parents have sadly been taken away to a concentration camp and she has moved to Himmel Street where she lives with a foster family after the death of her brother. The moment she arrives on Himmel Street is where the story really begins and follows the story of Liesel and all her friends and family on Himmel Street right up until the first bomb from the war drops.

Narrated by Death this book is definitely not one for the faint hearted. It will make you laugh, cry and even make you angry on occasions but it is just such a beautiful story and again I've read the book about 3 times and watched the film about 5 since first coming across it. Again I'd definitely read the book first before watching the film but the film is absolutely incredible and the entire cast in the film are just exceptional so definitely make sure you give it a watch.

So there we have it, just a short post from me today introducing you to two books I think you must have on your reading list this year. If you have already read these books/watched the films then be sure to let me know in the comments what your thoughts are. If you haven't heard of these books/films then I hope this post has inspired you to give them a try.

What books do you think should be on my reading list this year? 
Hugs and Kisses

The Two Books You Have To Add To Your Reading List This Year...


Reading. Something that is definitely becoming super popular at the moment especially over the last couple of years I've noticed. When it came to the end of last year and people creating their New Year's Resolutions one thing that seemed unanimous across the board was people agreeing to read more. Me included. I've always enjoyed reading and I'm one of those people who has piles and piles of books around every corner of the house. I can't even walk into a bookshop without picking up a new book. Today I thought I'd do a quick little post and tell you all a little bit about my two all time favorite books that I think everyone should have on their list this year. I hope you enjoy this post.


Rebecca By Daphne Du Maurier 

Length - 441 Pages

This book is definitely my favorite ever book and definitely something I think everyone should read. I was introduced to this book by my Dad when I was about 14 years old and it's a book that I read over and over again every year without fail.

The main heroine of Rebecca believe it or not isn't Rebecca. Kind of a spoiler there but the main heorine is a lady's companion who eventually learns her place. Set in the South of France at the beginning the heroine meets Max De Winter, a widower also on vacation who takes the heroine by surprise when he suddenly proposes. Wanting a new challenge and a chance to see something new of course she accepts and is whisked away from the South of France to the mysterious Manderley. There she meets the housekeeper Mrs Danvers who is shocked and surprised to find a new Mrs De Winter and tries her hardest to keep the memory of the old Mrs De Winter alive in the household.

A hautingly beautiful tale the first line of the book is one that you just cannot forget. I just love this book so much and like I said it's one that I keep reading every year. The book has also been made into a film staring the beautiful Joan Fontaine so if you're not that keen in reading a book of this length I would definitely recommend the film but as with most things the book is 10x better so make sure you at least give this a try.

I couldn't recommend this book more and I believe it's definitely one that you must read this year however it is a thriller and there are some quite scary bits in not just the book but also the film so whichever one you choose proceed with caution.


The Book Thief By Markus Zusak 

Length - 538 Pages 

Unlike Rebecca where I read the book first before watching the film when it comes to 'The Book Thief' I actually watched the film first a couple of years ago before reading the book as my Dad had the blu-ray DVD so we watched that together on one of our family movie nights and I was in total awe of how amazing it was. It made me cry and is one of those films where even though I know what is going to happen I still cry every time. I remember a few weeks after I was browsing Waterstones for a new book and I saw this book with the 'Buy One Get One Half Price' sticker on. You know those moments where you just know it's fate. Yeah...this was one of those moments where I just knew I had to pick it up and I am so glad I did.

Based in Nazi Germany about a year or so before the war it follows the story of a young nine year old girl called Liesel. Her real parents have sadly been taken away to a concentration camp and she has moved to Himmel Street where she lives with a foster family after the death of her brother. The moment she arrives on Himmel Street is where the story really begins and follows the story of Liesel and all her friends and family on Himmel Street right up until the first bomb from the war drops.

Narrated by Death this book is definitely not one for the faint hearted. It will make you laugh, cry and even make you angry on occasions but it is just such a beautiful story and again I've read the book about 3 times and watched the film about 5 since first coming across it. Again I'd definitely read the book first before watching the film but the film is absolutely incredible and the entire cast in the film are just exceptional so definitely make sure you give it a watch.

So there we have it, just a short post from me today introducing you to two books I think you must have on your reading list this year. If you have already read these books/watched the films then be sure to let me know in the comments what your thoughts are. If you haven't heard of these books/films then I hope this post has inspired you to give them a try.

What books do you think should be on my reading list this year? 
Hugs and Kisses

Stressed. Spell it backwards and it spells desserts. Doesn't sound as bad right? However stress is definitely not as tasty as it's made out to be sometimes. If anything it can be downright frustrating and mentally exhausting. Stress is something I often have to deal with. I get stressed out very easily and it is one of the most frustrating things to deal with. Currently in my life I have a lot of stress with work and things personally and very often it can turn me into a not very nice person. You're probably sat there reading this already thinking 'Fleur, it happens to all of us, you're nothing special'. Believe me when I say I already know this but I think the main point of this post is that stress is definitely something that is a part of life and today I wanted to tell you all about how I deal with the stressful aspects of my life. I hope this is something you'll find worth reading and something that can help you if like me you're feeling a little stressed at the moment.

Light A Few Candles 
There's just something so therapeutic about lighting candles. Two of my favorites at the moment include the ones in the above photo which can be found in Homesense if you're interested. I just find coming home from work, having a bath and then just lighting a candle and chilling out is one of the most pleasant things to do in life. I highly recommend both of these candles.

Listen To Some Music 
Something that definitely calms me down. Music is just such a big part of my life and something that I rely on extremely heavily when it comes to my mental health in general. From musical theatre to chart music to old school sixties music I love music so much and I can spend hours just listening to music and I find not only do I calm down but my mood improves drastically as well.

Keep A Journal 
Keeping a journal is something that I have done since I was 12 years old. It's where I get all my thoughts and feelings out no matter what they are and it's just so therapeutic for me. I absolutely love writing down everything into a little book that I keep hidden from everything and everyone and it just helps me feel so much better. Getting everything out just means that I can take a deep breath and start afresh.

Get As Much Fresh Air As Possible 
If I stay in the house for too long I start to get serious cabin fever and it makes me more stressed out. Sometimes I just cannot be bothered to go out as I'm tired and I'd much rather watch a film and just have a really lazy day but very often this makes me feel worse. Getting out into the fresh air means I'm getting a chance to just go out and clear my head and start with a fresh mind. Sometimes I'd just take a walk in the park alone with some music in and it amazes me how much better I tend to feel.

Spend Time With Friends 
Whether this is a quick phone call or grabbing a quick coffee or even going to see a show (something me and my friends do a lot) spending time with the people closest to you is definitely something that can help you feel a bit better. That is why friends are there after all.

Have A Pamper Evening 
I do a lot of shift work and this is one of the main things that causes me a lot of stress as it's not easy however on my days off I set aside a few hours to just have a bit of a pamper evening. I grab all of my favorite products, pop on some music, light a candle, shut the door and the outside world and just take time to show myself some love and care and pamper myself. I end up feeling so much better afterwards. Just setting aside those few hours to not speak to anyone and just focus on myself for a little bit is such a nice feeling and really does make me feel so relaxed.

Read Books 
It will probably come as no surprise to you that I absolutely adore reading. It is one of my absolute favorite things to do and there is nothing I love more than getting stuck into a fresh new book. Getting lost in a completely different world for an hour a day and just forgetting about things going on for a bit is such a lovely feeling and really does make you feel a lot better and more relaxed.

Today has been one of those days where I have been stressed to the max hence why I thought I'd write up this post. I guess I should have put blogging on the list but not everyone does that. I now feel a lot better. If you're feeling stressed out at the moment then I hope this post has helped and shown you little ways you can destress and keep calm. Let me know below your top tips for destressing.

Do you do any of the things listed here to destress? 
Hugs and Kisses

Little Things I Do To Manage & Cope With Stress


Stressed. Spell it backwards and it spells desserts. Doesn't sound as bad right? However stress is definitely not as tasty as it's made out to be sometimes. If anything it can be downright frustrating and mentally exhausting. Stress is something I often have to deal with. I get stressed out very easily and it is one of the most frustrating things to deal with. Currently in my life I have a lot of stress with work and things personally and very often it can turn me into a not very nice person. You're probably sat there reading this already thinking 'Fleur, it happens to all of us, you're nothing special'. Believe me when I say I already know this but I think the main point of this post is that stress is definitely something that is a part of life and today I wanted to tell you all about how I deal with the stressful aspects of my life. I hope this is something you'll find worth reading and something that can help you if like me you're feeling a little stressed at the moment.

Light A Few Candles 
There's just something so therapeutic about lighting candles. Two of my favorites at the moment include the ones in the above photo which can be found in Homesense if you're interested. I just find coming home from work, having a bath and then just lighting a candle and chilling out is one of the most pleasant things to do in life. I highly recommend both of these candles.

Listen To Some Music 
Something that definitely calms me down. Music is just such a big part of my life and something that I rely on extremely heavily when it comes to my mental health in general. From musical theatre to chart music to old school sixties music I love music so much and I can spend hours just listening to music and I find not only do I calm down but my mood improves drastically as well.

Keep A Journal 
Keeping a journal is something that I have done since I was 12 years old. It's where I get all my thoughts and feelings out no matter what they are and it's just so therapeutic for me. I absolutely love writing down everything into a little book that I keep hidden from everything and everyone and it just helps me feel so much better. Getting everything out just means that I can take a deep breath and start afresh.

Get As Much Fresh Air As Possible 
If I stay in the house for too long I start to get serious cabin fever and it makes me more stressed out. Sometimes I just cannot be bothered to go out as I'm tired and I'd much rather watch a film and just have a really lazy day but very often this makes me feel worse. Getting out into the fresh air means I'm getting a chance to just go out and clear my head and start with a fresh mind. Sometimes I'd just take a walk in the park alone with some music in and it amazes me how much better I tend to feel.

Spend Time With Friends 
Whether this is a quick phone call or grabbing a quick coffee or even going to see a show (something me and my friends do a lot) spending time with the people closest to you is definitely something that can help you feel a bit better. That is why friends are there after all.

Have A Pamper Evening 
I do a lot of shift work and this is one of the main things that causes me a lot of stress as it's not easy however on my days off I set aside a few hours to just have a bit of a pamper evening. I grab all of my favorite products, pop on some music, light a candle, shut the door and the outside world and just take time to show myself some love and care and pamper myself. I end up feeling so much better afterwards. Just setting aside those few hours to not speak to anyone and just focus on myself for a little bit is such a nice feeling and really does make me feel so relaxed.

Read Books 
It will probably come as no surprise to you that I absolutely adore reading. It is one of my absolute favorite things to do and there is nothing I love more than getting stuck into a fresh new book. Getting lost in a completely different world for an hour a day and just forgetting about things going on for a bit is such a lovely feeling and really does make you feel a lot better and more relaxed.

Today has been one of those days where I have been stressed to the max hence why I thought I'd write up this post. I guess I should have put blogging on the list but not everyone does that. I now feel a lot better. If you're feeling stressed out at the moment then I hope this post has helped and shown you little ways you can destress and keep calm. Let me know below your top tips for destressing.

Do you do any of the things listed here to destress? 
Hugs and Kisses

Writing about beauty products seems to be a thing of the past when it comes to blogs recently. I used to love coming online reading a blog and finding out what beauty products people were using as it always used to inspire me to try out new products or even old products that I had bought but maybe not used yet. At the weekend just gone I spent the Sunday cleaning and tidying my room, especially my dressing table and I just felt inspired to share some of my favorite beauty products that I keep repurchasing at the moment.


If you've followed me for a while now then you will know that I am not your typical beauty blogger that has drawers stuffed full of make up or skincare/beauty products. I find that I can only use one product or a range of products (skincare routine) at a time and it tends to be what I stick to. I do try to be more adventurous but it's something that I fail with as one...make up and skincare are super pricey and two...If I find a product that works for me I keep on buying and using it until it's either discontinued or they've re-branded it and it's no longer the same. Please let me know in the comments if you do this as well.


As you can tell from the photos above (which I know aren't the best but I love them anyway) there's only a select few products I keep reaching for and they are all products I highly recommend so keep on reading to find out my thoughts about each one.


Rimmel Lipstick in 'Drop Of Sherry (058) - For as long as I can remember I have struggled with finding a lipstick that actually suits me. I have one of those skin tones where things can either look good or absolutely horrendous. There is just no inbetween and finding a lipstick that would suit me was definitely something that I struggled with. Lipstick is something I have to wear for work and I'm not kidding when I say it took me a good three years to finally find a shade that doesn't make me look like a clown. First of all the name is just super cute and the colour payoff is amazing and the perfect colour for every single season. The purpley read makes it the perfect lipstick no matter what the weather. I find the lipstick it is pretty much as the name suggests...it adds a beautiful colour onto your lips with a touch of shimmer to it and the amount of shimmer is just right and by that I mean..well...you don't end up looking like a disco ball put it that way. I think the lipstick photographed is my 8th repurchase I just cannot get enough. 

Carmex Moisturising 'Cherry' Lipbalm - This is one of the few lipbalms I just absolutely love. First of all the packaging is super cute so you'll always find it in your handbag as it'll stand out you, secondly it smells super gorgeous and like fresh cherries and thirdly it really does work. I find that when you apply it you get like a tingly sensation on your lips and this too me means that it's working. Winter is super harsh on my already horrendously dry skin especially on my lips. When I was ill I could actually peel the skin from my lips they were so dry but this adorable little tube of lipbalm has definitely helped my lips a lot. Definitely one I recommend.

Lush 'Eve's Cherry' Lipscrub - Lipscrubs have always been a big part of my skincare routine until a couple of months ago when I had run out and hadn't actually repurchased any due to my nearest lush being about 40 minutes away in central London. A few weeks ago I was out with one of my best friends and I decided to pop into lush to restock up. Lush lipsrcubs are just amazing for removing the dead skin on your lips. Although not cheap at £6.50 a pop I personally feel like it's worth it as not only does it leave your lips feeling super soft; they also taste pretty good and the packaging means it looks super cute sitting in your bathroom cabinet or propped up on your sink.


L'Oreal's Dream Length Restoring Shampoo - This shampoo is incredible. I am a huge lover of L'Oreal's range of haircare products and this shampoo is no different. It smells just incredible and I find it really nourishes my hair and get's rid of all the oils and dandruff in my hair which is something I suffer with. I have really long hair (not even an exagerration I can practically sit on it at the moment) and I just find that this shampoo really helps to protect, nourish and hydrate the ends of my hair and not make them look as straggly which can be quite an awful look. It also leaves my hair feeling and smelling super clean, fresh and fruity which I really like. Definitely a range I would invest in as in my opinion it's one of L'oreal's best.

Berry Bon Bon Body Butter* - If you can't already tell this is from The Body Shop. I absolutely love the body shop body butters and I do believe this is a scent they bought out for the festive season that's just past and I am beyond obsessed. I actually received this as a gift for Christmas from my friend Beki and I just love it. I just find these are the perfect body butters for nourishing your skin during the winter month as the butter is a very thick consistency. It's one of those moisturisers that does take a while to sink into the skin but when it does it's worth it because you are left with super silky skin and you also smell incredible. My local body shop had this in stock still the other day (I have no idea if this was primarily for the Christmas season or not) so I stocked up anyway, just in case. Not going to lie this is probably a body butter to stay away from if you dislike sweet scents as this is quite strong. If you are like me and absolutely love sweet scents then I highly recommend it as it's incredible.

L'Occitane's Cherry Blossom Shower Gel & Hand Cream* - Again these are products that were gifted to me for Christmas by my cousin and they are absolutely incredible. I'm not really a floral scent kinda person (ironic considering my name is Fleur, which is also the name of these products - coincidence right) but cherry blossom is one of the few floral scents I love. Both of these products are just so super hydrating and leave your skin feeling super nourished as well as smelling incredible. I have nothing else to really say about these products except I would highly recommend them, especially the hand cream as it's perfect handbag size and even travel friendly so perfect for your hand luggage if you're travelling.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Skin Perfecting Full Coverage Foundation - I have never really been the sort of person to use a full coverage foundation as I prefer a minimal coverage however for work my skin and appearance has to look pretty much flawless and I am a huge fan of other rimmel foundations so I thought I would give this a try and I am absolutely obsessed. I've been using this foundation for about 3 years now and I find that it is always one I reach for as it's one of the best in the drugstore. I find that this foundation always evens out my skintone, blends really easily, leaves a good coverage but also looks really natural and not like you're wearing make up at all which I really like. I wear the shade Natural Beige (400) and it blends perfectly into my natural skin tone. If you're after a decent full coverage foundation but don't want to go high end then I definitely recommend this one.

Benefit's Roller Lash Mascara - I first came across Benefit's Roller Lash when they included a sample of it in the magazine 'Elle'. This was about 4 years ago now and it's still my main mascara of choice. What I love about this mascara is how it separates the lashes whilst giving them a really natural pretty curl and still looking really natural. I find that I always look a lot more wide awake when I apply this. My eyelashes are already pretty long so I tend to use this mascara more for a curl and lift look and it definitely does the trick. If you haven't yet tried roller lash by Benefit then you are seriously missing out. One of the best products I have ever used.


Tiffany & Co Eau De Parfume - Tiffany's is one of those brands you not only associate with Audrey Hepburn but also diamonds and sparkly jewels. No way would you associate it with a perfume. I think this was released towards the end of 2017 but I was never quite able to get my hands on it. I picked it up when I was in duty free at work and I am so glad I did. Not only is the bottle so incredibly beautiful with it's Tiffany blue tint and diamond shape but the scent is incredible. A very subtle fresh scent that I love saving for special occasions. It has a very gentle musky scent with warm notes of patchouli. The fact it comes in a signature blue box as well is just the icing on the cake for this perfume. Its gorgeous and just looks so beautiful sat on my dressing table. I'll definitely be repurchasing this once I've got through this bottle. (Won't be for a while though).

So there we have it all the beauty products that I am currently loving at and can't stop buying at the moment. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please let me know in the comments below if you use/are also loving any of the products mentioned in this post.

What are some of the products that you keep repurchasing at the moment? 
Hugs and Kisses

The Beauty Products I Just Can't Stop Buying...


Writing about beauty products seems to be a thing of the past when it comes to blogs recently. I used to love coming online reading a blog and finding out what beauty products people were using as it always used to inspire me to try out new products or even old products that I had bought but maybe not used yet. At the weekend just gone I spent the Sunday cleaning and tidying my room, especially my dressing table and I just felt inspired to share some of my favorite beauty products that I keep repurchasing at the moment.


If you've followed me for a while now then you will know that I am not your typical beauty blogger that has drawers stuffed full of make up or skincare/beauty products. I find that I can only use one product or a range of products (skincare routine) at a time and it tends to be what I stick to. I do try to be more adventurous but it's something that I fail with as one...make up and skincare are super pricey and two...If I find a product that works for me I keep on buying and using it until it's either discontinued or they've re-branded it and it's no longer the same. Please let me know in the comments if you do this as well.


As you can tell from the photos above (which I know aren't the best but I love them anyway) there's only a select few products I keep reaching for and they are all products I highly recommend so keep on reading to find out my thoughts about each one.


Rimmel Lipstick in 'Drop Of Sherry (058) - For as long as I can remember I have struggled with finding a lipstick that actually suits me. I have one of those skin tones where things can either look good or absolutely horrendous. There is just no inbetween and finding a lipstick that would suit me was definitely something that I struggled with. Lipstick is something I have to wear for work and I'm not kidding when I say it took me a good three years to finally find a shade that doesn't make me look like a clown. First of all the name is just super cute and the colour payoff is amazing and the perfect colour for every single season. The purpley read makes it the perfect lipstick no matter what the weather. I find the lipstick it is pretty much as the name suggests...it adds a beautiful colour onto your lips with a touch of shimmer to it and the amount of shimmer is just right and by that I mean..well...you don't end up looking like a disco ball put it that way. I think the lipstick photographed is my 8th repurchase I just cannot get enough. 

Carmex Moisturising 'Cherry' Lipbalm - This is one of the few lipbalms I just absolutely love. First of all the packaging is super cute so you'll always find it in your handbag as it'll stand out you, secondly it smells super gorgeous and like fresh cherries and thirdly it really does work. I find that when you apply it you get like a tingly sensation on your lips and this too me means that it's working. Winter is super harsh on my already horrendously dry skin especially on my lips. When I was ill I could actually peel the skin from my lips they were so dry but this adorable little tube of lipbalm has definitely helped my lips a lot. Definitely one I recommend.

Lush 'Eve's Cherry' Lipscrub - Lipscrubs have always been a big part of my skincare routine until a couple of months ago when I had run out and hadn't actually repurchased any due to my nearest lush being about 40 minutes away in central London. A few weeks ago I was out with one of my best friends and I decided to pop into lush to restock up. Lush lipsrcubs are just amazing for removing the dead skin on your lips. Although not cheap at £6.50 a pop I personally feel like it's worth it as not only does it leave your lips feeling super soft; they also taste pretty good and the packaging means it looks super cute sitting in your bathroom cabinet or propped up on your sink.


L'Oreal's Dream Length Restoring Shampoo - This shampoo is incredible. I am a huge lover of L'Oreal's range of haircare products and this shampoo is no different. It smells just incredible and I find it really nourishes my hair and get's rid of all the oils and dandruff in my hair which is something I suffer with. I have really long hair (not even an exagerration I can practically sit on it at the moment) and I just find that this shampoo really helps to protect, nourish and hydrate the ends of my hair and not make them look as straggly which can be quite an awful look. It also leaves my hair feeling and smelling super clean, fresh and fruity which I really like. Definitely a range I would invest in as in my opinion it's one of L'oreal's best.

Berry Bon Bon Body Butter* - If you can't already tell this is from The Body Shop. I absolutely love the body shop body butters and I do believe this is a scent they bought out for the festive season that's just past and I am beyond obsessed. I actually received this as a gift for Christmas from my friend Beki and I just love it. I just find these are the perfect body butters for nourishing your skin during the winter month as the butter is a very thick consistency. It's one of those moisturisers that does take a while to sink into the skin but when it does it's worth it because you are left with super silky skin and you also smell incredible. My local body shop had this in stock still the other day (I have no idea if this was primarily for the Christmas season or not) so I stocked up anyway, just in case. Not going to lie this is probably a body butter to stay away from if you dislike sweet scents as this is quite strong. If you are like me and absolutely love sweet scents then I highly recommend it as it's incredible.

L'Occitane's Cherry Blossom Shower Gel & Hand Cream* - Again these are products that were gifted to me for Christmas by my cousin and they are absolutely incredible. I'm not really a floral scent kinda person (ironic considering my name is Fleur, which is also the name of these products - coincidence right) but cherry blossom is one of the few floral scents I love. Both of these products are just so super hydrating and leave your skin feeling super nourished as well as smelling incredible. I have nothing else to really say about these products except I would highly recommend them, especially the hand cream as it's perfect handbag size and even travel friendly so perfect for your hand luggage if you're travelling.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Skin Perfecting Full Coverage Foundation - I have never really been the sort of person to use a full coverage foundation as I prefer a minimal coverage however for work my skin and appearance has to look pretty much flawless and I am a huge fan of other rimmel foundations so I thought I would give this a try and I am absolutely obsessed. I've been using this foundation for about 3 years now and I find that it is always one I reach for as it's one of the best in the drugstore. I find that this foundation always evens out my skintone, blends really easily, leaves a good coverage but also looks really natural and not like you're wearing make up at all which I really like. I wear the shade Natural Beige (400) and it blends perfectly into my natural skin tone. If you're after a decent full coverage foundation but don't want to go high end then I definitely recommend this one.

Benefit's Roller Lash Mascara - I first came across Benefit's Roller Lash when they included a sample of it in the magazine 'Elle'. This was about 4 years ago now and it's still my main mascara of choice. What I love about this mascara is how it separates the lashes whilst giving them a really natural pretty curl and still looking really natural. I find that I always look a lot more wide awake when I apply this. My eyelashes are already pretty long so I tend to use this mascara more for a curl and lift look and it definitely does the trick. If you haven't yet tried roller lash by Benefit then you are seriously missing out. One of the best products I have ever used.


Tiffany & Co Eau De Parfume - Tiffany's is one of those brands you not only associate with Audrey Hepburn but also diamonds and sparkly jewels. No way would you associate it with a perfume. I think this was released towards the end of 2017 but I was never quite able to get my hands on it. I picked it up when I was in duty free at work and I am so glad I did. Not only is the bottle so incredibly beautiful with it's Tiffany blue tint and diamond shape but the scent is incredible. A very subtle fresh scent that I love saving for special occasions. It has a very gentle musky scent with warm notes of patchouli. The fact it comes in a signature blue box as well is just the icing on the cake for this perfume. Its gorgeous and just looks so beautiful sat on my dressing table. I'll definitely be repurchasing this once I've got through this bottle. (Won't be for a while though).

So there we have it all the beauty products that I am currently loving at and can't stop buying at the moment. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please let me know in the comments below if you use/are also loving any of the products mentioned in this post.

What are some of the products that you keep repurchasing at the moment? 
Hugs and Kisses

Hey Everyone. Hope you are all well. So today is day two of three days off. Yes. You read that correctly. I actually have an entire weekend off and I am beyond ecstatic because it's very rare for me to have a weekend off and this weekend I plan on doing nothing but relaxing and blogging. If you have been following me for a while then you will know I work for British Airways. I have had this post idea drafted up for a long time now, probably about a year so I thought today why not share it all with you. Working in an airport means that we come across so many different situations on a daily basis. No two days are ever the same and it amazes me just how silly and ignorant people can be. This post is a bit of a light hearted one so I hope you enjoy reading about all the things that us as airport workers deal with on a daily basis. Grab a cuppa and enjoy.

Being Asked About Free Upgrades. 
From being told sob stories to have people being fake nice to getting hit on by older men us airport workers get everything when it comes to people asking for free upgrades. The check in agent has absolutely no power in getting you that free upgrade. Nobody does. Free upgrades are pretty much a thing of the past. The only way of getting upgrades nowadays is paying the promotional airport upgrade price. So please don't think we are being awkward when you ask us to be upgraded for free, there is just nothing we can do. You wouldn't go into a coffee shop and ask for that to be free so why are airports any different?

'I cannot sit in the middle seat - you must move me to a window or aisle seat' 
Unless the flight is empty then I'm sorry but I cannot do that. Someone has to sit in the middle and unfortunately this time it is you. If you desperately need a certain seat then PLEASE pay for it online or check in as soon as check in opens online to see the seat selection and select one for free. I have had people threaten to not travel if they don't have a certain seat and I'm sorry but if the seat that you want isn't available I cannot magic one out of thin air. We haven't been trained in that yet.

Seeing Airport Codes and Flight Numbers Absolutely Everywhere 
A big part of working for an airline is having to know the different airport codes and flight numbers and after working for an airline for nearly four years it's safe to say that some of these are burned into my brain. It gets to that stage now where I even see them in number plates. Flight numbers are exactly the same. If I see three numbers together I can't help but think of a flight. Oops.

Have To Take Hand Baggage At The Gate 
Aircrafts have very limited overhead locker space and if the flights happen to be extremely full then we have to take your bag at the gate. We don't want to take your bag but in order to speed up boarding and not delay the flight we have no choice. Please don't abuse me for doing my job.

Being Told It's Your Fault For Everything 
From customers booking the wrong type or ticket to finding out they booked a ticket on the same date they've approached you but for a different month it always ends up being our fault. Thankfully we are able to resolve the situation even if it does mean a difficult conversation beforehand.

'The Plane Can't Leave Without Me'
I've been told this so many times in the past few years by customers and the answer is always yes. Yes it can. If you're late to the airport, or you're late to the gate and haven't been paying attention to the time then yes the plane can leave without you. Please keep an eye on the time, check the screens regularly or even set an alarm one hour before your flight so you know it's almost time to be at the gate.

'Lovely Day Outside Today Isn't It' 
Probably one of my least favorite lines ever especially in the spring/summer. I have no idea about the weather Susan. I am inside an airport with hardly any windows nearby serving you. But yes I'm sure it's a bright, bright, bright sunshiney day outside. (Quote that song).

Delayed Flights That Are Out Of Your Control 
Yes Brenda, I know you have an urgent meeting but if there is something wrong with the aircraft or checks are still happening on board purely for your safety then there is nothing we can do and you just have to be patient. Delays are frustrating, we all know that. However very often delays happen to ensure passenger safety. Please don't scream and shout at me for something way beyond my control.

Hating Anything Snow/Wind/Fog Related 
This very often means disruption and disruption means delays which is never ever good. Normally when there's weather issues precautions are taken but still you know it's going to be a busy and challenging day on days when the weather decides to take a turn for the worst.

Customers Coming To The Airport Without A Visa For Their Destination 
Believe it or not this happens on a daily basis and it's always somehow the airline that gets the blame. You book a ticket through an airline to fly you to your destination. We are not immigration. Please look on the relevant country's government's website or contact the embassy to see what you need visa wise as soon as you book the ticket or before arriving at the airport.

Perfecting The Art Of Challenging Conversations
From telling customers they have missed their flight to flights being cancelled to customers getting downgraded to customers not being allowed to use our lounge delivering bad news and having challenging conversations is something I have become a professional in. Please don't think I'm getting any enjoyment from it though. It is very important for us to be as firm as possible in delivering this information so we can quickly find some way to resolve the situation. Stay calm and we will help you.

Ah. The joys of working in an airport. Seriously though I absolutely love my job and I wouldn't change it for the world. Like I said at the beginning no two days are ever the same and even if we do have challenging situations that can upset us a few days or weeks down the line we are always laughing about it as very often they are very silly situations. If you are an airport or airline worker yourself then I hope you have enjoyed this post. If you have ever had any challenging situations, whether you are a passenger or staff then be sure to leave a comment below as I'd love to know.

What challenging situations do you face in your job role? 
Hugs and Kisses

Things Every Single Airport/Airline Worker Can Relate To


Hey Everyone. Hope you are all well. So today is day two of three days off. Yes. You read that correctly. I actually have an entire weekend off and I am beyond ecstatic because it's very rare for me to have a weekend off and this weekend I plan on doing nothing but relaxing and blogging. If you have been following me for a while then you will know I work for British Airways. I have had this post idea drafted up for a long time now, probably about a year so I thought today why not share it all with you. Working in an airport means that we come across so many different situations on a daily basis. No two days are ever the same and it amazes me just how silly and ignorant people can be. This post is a bit of a light hearted one so I hope you enjoy reading about all the things that us as airport workers deal with on a daily basis. Grab a cuppa and enjoy.

Being Asked About Free Upgrades. 
From being told sob stories to have people being fake nice to getting hit on by older men us airport workers get everything when it comes to people asking for free upgrades. The check in agent has absolutely no power in getting you that free upgrade. Nobody does. Free upgrades are pretty much a thing of the past. The only way of getting upgrades nowadays is paying the promotional airport upgrade price. So please don't think we are being awkward when you ask us to be upgraded for free, there is just nothing we can do. You wouldn't go into a coffee shop and ask for that to be free so why are airports any different?

'I cannot sit in the middle seat - you must move me to a window or aisle seat' 
Unless the flight is empty then I'm sorry but I cannot do that. Someone has to sit in the middle and unfortunately this time it is you. If you desperately need a certain seat then PLEASE pay for it online or check in as soon as check in opens online to see the seat selection and select one for free. I have had people threaten to not travel if they don't have a certain seat and I'm sorry but if the seat that you want isn't available I cannot magic one out of thin air. We haven't been trained in that yet.

Seeing Airport Codes and Flight Numbers Absolutely Everywhere 
A big part of working for an airline is having to know the different airport codes and flight numbers and after working for an airline for nearly four years it's safe to say that some of these are burned into my brain. It gets to that stage now where I even see them in number plates. Flight numbers are exactly the same. If I see three numbers together I can't help but think of a flight. Oops.

Have To Take Hand Baggage At The Gate 
Aircrafts have very limited overhead locker space and if the flights happen to be extremely full then we have to take your bag at the gate. We don't want to take your bag but in order to speed up boarding and not delay the flight we have no choice. Please don't abuse me for doing my job.

Being Told It's Your Fault For Everything 
From customers booking the wrong type or ticket to finding out they booked a ticket on the same date they've approached you but for a different month it always ends up being our fault. Thankfully we are able to resolve the situation even if it does mean a difficult conversation beforehand.

'The Plane Can't Leave Without Me'
I've been told this so many times in the past few years by customers and the answer is always yes. Yes it can. If you're late to the airport, or you're late to the gate and haven't been paying attention to the time then yes the plane can leave without you. Please keep an eye on the time, check the screens regularly or even set an alarm one hour before your flight so you know it's almost time to be at the gate.

'Lovely Day Outside Today Isn't It' 
Probably one of my least favorite lines ever especially in the spring/summer. I have no idea about the weather Susan. I am inside an airport with hardly any windows nearby serving you. But yes I'm sure it's a bright, bright, bright sunshiney day outside. (Quote that song).

Delayed Flights That Are Out Of Your Control 
Yes Brenda, I know you have an urgent meeting but if there is something wrong with the aircraft or checks are still happening on board purely for your safety then there is nothing we can do and you just have to be patient. Delays are frustrating, we all know that. However very often delays happen to ensure passenger safety. Please don't scream and shout at me for something way beyond my control.

Hating Anything Snow/Wind/Fog Related 
This very often means disruption and disruption means delays which is never ever good. Normally when there's weather issues precautions are taken but still you know it's going to be a busy and challenging day on days when the weather decides to take a turn for the worst.

Customers Coming To The Airport Without A Visa For Their Destination 
Believe it or not this happens on a daily basis and it's always somehow the airline that gets the blame. You book a ticket through an airline to fly you to your destination. We are not immigration. Please look on the relevant country's government's website or contact the embassy to see what you need visa wise as soon as you book the ticket or before arriving at the airport.

Perfecting The Art Of Challenging Conversations
From telling customers they have missed their flight to flights being cancelled to customers getting downgraded to customers not being allowed to use our lounge delivering bad news and having challenging conversations is something I have become a professional in. Please don't think I'm getting any enjoyment from it though. It is very important for us to be as firm as possible in delivering this information so we can quickly find some way to resolve the situation. Stay calm and we will help you.

Ah. The joys of working in an airport. Seriously though I absolutely love my job and I wouldn't change it for the world. Like I said at the beginning no two days are ever the same and even if we do have challenging situations that can upset us a few days or weeks down the line we are always laughing about it as very often they are very silly situations. If you are an airport or airline worker yourself then I hope you have enjoyed this post. If you have ever had any challenging situations, whether you are a passenger or staff then be sure to leave a comment below as I'd love to know.

What challenging situations do you face in your job role? 
Hugs and Kisses

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