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5 Tell Tale Signs I'm Due On My Period.

I've been wanting to touch on this topic for a while now, that topic being periods.
The dreaded antics that come around every month for most women. The 'time of month' fiasco of rummaging through your drawers looking for your last pad that you are sureeee you saw a few days ago, knowing your going to have many uncomfortable nights sleep from lying on a towel to stop damaging your sheets to changing your outfit choice last minute because white is just too riskay. 

Today being perfect timing as mother nature has greeted me, i wanted to share with you my 5 tell tale signs that my period is due.

1. The most obvious and worst sign for me is a headache/migraine a few days beforehand. It can start as soon as i wake or mid afternoon and continues throughout the day until i sleep. As soon as it hits, that's me for the rest of the day, cue Netflix... I feel so heavy headed, the pain just takes over and creates a muggy like feeling behind my eyes. Nothing but sleep can put it at ease. I am trying to not take pain killers as often but sometimes just taking half a tablet can curve the dull ache ever so slightly. I do want to try some forehead relief patches to see if they can ease it off. Oh the joys!

2. I sometimes find myself hitting a wall and feeling so overwhelmed in the feeling of BLAH! Feeling lost in life and inevitably resulting in a moody mood for the rest of that day. It almost takes over me without no control and is very hard to snap out of. My husband knows when i'm due on also because of this. He can see when i quickly change into a meh state of mind.

3. Watch out kitchen, I'm coming for you! By the end of this exciting occasion each month, the cupboards are looking bare. All but crumbs in the bottom of the biscuit jar. A scraping of Nutella that i just can't seem to reach with knife to butter some bread and a very colourful looking living room bin over flowing with packets of empty crisp packets, classy. I just want to gorge on anything i see. While i'm eating, I'm thinking of what i can have next. I can have a slight control but sometimes i couldn't have a care in the world and there would be no such thing as too much brie on that cracker.

4. I could weep when my pen runs out. I shed a tear when i have slightly over filled my cup, i could bellow in cries when i see the squirrel outside just can't quite get his nuts from the feeder. I am a emotional reck! My husband very strategically picks a film/show to watch that won't involve something remotely sad and warns me to close my eyes if there is. I can almost accept this sign as it means even more chocolate to make me feel better and much to my little cats dismay, the more i pick her up and give her a massive cuddle to ease my sadness.

5. Motivation is dry. Inspiration is next to none, yet the guilt and feeling of unaccomplished still resides. I want to do those things i've been meaning to do, but my brain just cba. Sign numero 2 kicks in and down i go into a spiral. I feel lost in my day and know that i don't want to spend it watching another ep of the Kardashians, but the thought of actually doing something and getting that thing done just makes me feel tired and urge just isn't ever strong enough to boost my motivation to do it. *puts kettle on & admires Kris Jenner's makeup*

I do thank the nature and reasons behind us experiencing periods and enjoyed sharing with you how i can tell this momentous occasion each month shows itself.
 Do let me know if suffer with any of these signs too and let me know if you have any different tell tales when you are due your period.

I hope you enjoyed this tad personal/different post and i look forward to see you again...

Emilie xx

Garnier Mineral Pure Active Anti-Perspirant

Is it just me or do you love a good deodie review?
I think it's because, I of course use it on a daily basis and is so stuck into my daily routine that I'm always open minded to try new ones.

After trying different brands and different scents, I have really narrowed my list down to my faves and not so faves in the deodorant world.

Over the years I have had a love for Garnier with loving most of all the products I have tried from them but most of all their anti-perspirants. 
They offer many a variety of scents and offering different ones for different needs. 

This one in particular is my favourite by far. I think what might be a big factor is that I'm drawn to the 'anti-bacterial' statement. I love to know that all the bad bacteria from my under arms are rid of those germs. So when I copped this doing my weekly grocery shop, I added it right into my basket. It was only £1.00 too, such a good price.

The main thing I want my anti-perspirant to do is keep those sweat patches at bay and keep those stinky smells away too. Sometime's with certain brands of deodorant that really is too much to ask, but I have gotten on so well with this gem I have never looked back.

The bottle states that it is a pure active formula with natural tea tree essential oil that eliminates 99% of bacteria which is where the anti-bacterial comes in.
I loveeee myself a bit of tea tree and love how they incorporated something natural to eliminate the dreaded smells.

Apart from Ethyl alcohol this anti perspirant contains no other alcohol nor parabens.  
It also tells us how it will last 48hrs...
I don't know what is going on behind the scenes with the anti-bacterialling in this instance but i have never personally tried to test this out but when I put this on in the morning it keeps both sweat and odour at bay for a good 4-5 hours dependant on what i'm doing that day, a quick little spritz to freshen up and I'm good to go again.
It keeps the wetness away from appearing through my clothes and keeps me feeling fresh throughout the day until I re-apply. 

As far as leaving white patches, if I apply too much then it can get a little powdery but thats only when i'm in a rush and thinking quick quick douse myself in the stuff, which i really don't need to do. Then if i put on a top, specifically black, white marks will show up a little but nothing compared to others i have tried in the past.
A little spray to cover the under arm area from 15cm away, will keep you dry and smelling fresh and not feeling like you have to hang around waiting for it to set in as this stuff dries quickly. 


I remember the first time I picked my first Garnier anti-perspirant up was for my holiday. I love the size of the bottle and how travel friendly it was and wouldn't bulk my handbag/suitcase down. You get 150ml is the perfect amount to take away on holiday.

The MAIN thing i love about the packaging is the safety lock. I've had deodorants in the past where i have popped them in my bag and then getting a waft of powered lily flower in the air realising i have been spritzing it all around my stuff. With this little device after every use, i simply flick the switch back to lock and never have that problem. 

Among the other scents and purpose tackling formulas, Garnier also do roll ons. So if your not a fan of spray then the roll on might float your boat. I haven't personally tried the roll ons from Garnier before as i don't like them in general, so i can't give you my fullllll recommendations on those. 

The Scent

The scent isn't over powering at all. You can smell a verrrrrry faint tea tree ness but nothing over baring. It smells ever so slightly powdering but very clean and delicate smelling. 

Out of 5

I have thoroughly enjoyed using this anti-perspirant from Garnier in my daily routine and really recommend giving it ago for keeping the sweat and odours away. 
 So it's going to be a 5 out of 5 for me!

* looking for links wasn't easy and Superdrug nor Boots are selling this gem, but I got mine from Sainsburys and have noticed other grocery stores selling them too. The bonus to that is it's perfect when doing that weekly shop to add in the basket and save ordering from the beauty stores *

Spring Tag 2018

Welcome back lovelies & happy Spring. To kick off April, i thought i would share with you my answers to the Spring Tag, i hope you enjoy getting to know more about me and what i love about this season. I have left all the unanswered questions below this post if you are interested in doing the Spring Tag too! 

1. What’s your favourite flower?

100% daffodils. Nothing screams Spring louder than that yellow trumpet flower. I love seeing them pop up randomly in places in the garden and as soon as shop starts selling them i know Spring is here.

2. What is your must-have lip colour this spring?

As of late i'm loving wearing a very minimal lip. Either lip balm for casual days/clear gloss for when i'm wanting a bit more glam. Going into Spring I do still want to follow that on, but including a slight bit of colour. I love the tinted lip balms with a hint of pink, one i'm loving at the moment is Barry M's Unicorn, it starts of yellow! But adapts to your lip shade to a gorgeous pink. I also a soft matte lip cream from NYX in the shade Sydney, it's a really pretty pale cherry blossom pink and brightens up your makeup look for the season. 

3. Show us your favourite spring dress!

ouuuuu a tricky one! I don't have a spring dress! I have dresses for events and holidays but no spring appropriate ones. If i had to choose a style it would for sure be tea dresses. I think they look so cute and how versatile they are. I think a tea dress shopping spree is in order! 

4. Favourite spring nail polish?

Ouuuu this is wear all the pastels come out to play. I love it when spring comes round and i can wipe the dust off my lilacs and baby blues. My go to spring nail polish shade has to be a cute pale pink.
I do love Essie's Fiji and a lovely sheer pink from Technic in Fair.

5. Favourite spring scarf/accessory?

Although i don't tend to change up my accessories i do change up a piece of clothing for Spring, which is a trench coat. As it isn't too too cold that you need 17 different layers on, i can get away with wearing my trench coat and i love it! I picked mine up from a charity shop a few months ago for £10.50, such a bargain but i know Primark sell lovely ones. The only downside is that there is no hood to keep you dry in the rain, so i just carry a brolly with me as a just incase. A trench coat makes any outfit feel put together and i can't wait to start wearing it throughout Spring.

6. What spring trend(s) are you most excited about this year? (Makeup, fashion or both!)

I am so excited about Spring Makeup this year. I can't wait to purge my makeup bag and replace heavy items with lighter feeling products. I feeling very less is more lately when it comes to doing my makeup and i do love the fresh, easy looks that match perfect to the season. 

7. Favourite spring candle?

In America last year we visited a discounted yankee candle store. I picked up a few wax melts and one of those i knew was to be THE spring candle/scent. 
It's the scent of a daffodils. I mean, say no more!! The shade of the melt is daffodil yellow and just scents my home with smell of a daffodil field. 

8. Favourite body spray/perfume for spring?

Just like my makeup, when spring comes along i am wanting to go a lot lighter with my scents.
I always go back to my Paul Smith Rose. It's floral, light and lasts amazingly well on the skin and clothes.

9. What is spring like where you live?

We don't live too far from the country side but close to a city too, so we can see all aspects really of this season, i do love it when along the streets as were driving along we can see the blossom trees flourishing and admire how peoples gardens have bloomed from last years planting. It feels so bright and fresh when the sun shines and just instantly puts me in a happy mood. 

10. What’s your favourite thing about spring?

I don't think there is anything i don't like.
I LOVEEE the lighter evenings. This time round it has felt like such a long time until the clocks changed and the nights to get lighter. I feel so much more energised and motivated to do things. Social life gets more alive again as we all feel like we have more time in the day. I wake up feeling so refreshed as the sun shines in from the early sunrise.

11. Are you a spring cleaner?

Oh i sure am!! As soon as i know spring is around the corner is when i start to collect my cleaning supplies ready to get started on my spring cleaning/decluttering. I think it goes hand in hand with the lighter evenings. I feel like i have so much more time in the day which makes me so much more happier to spend time cleaning. My favourite thing to do is get the Zoflora out and start in the kitchen, cleaning all the cupboards and oven ready for the season to commence.

12. Any plans for spring break or an upcoming vacation?

We don't have any holidays booked as of yet but we sure do want one! I definitely want to spend a lot more time outside and relish in the beauty of spring. Wether it be getting up early for a brisk walk or taking an evening stroll in the lukewarm air along the blossom trees. Bliss. 

Let me know if you do this tag too! 
Thank you so much for reading & I shall
see you soon


1. Favourite spring nail polish?
2. What is your must-have lip colour this spring?
3. Show us your favourite spring dress!
4. What’s your favourite flower?
5. Favorite spring scarf/accessory?
6. What spring trend(s) are you most excited about this year? (Makeup, fashion or both!)
7. Favourite spring candle?
8. Favourite body spray/perfume for spring?
9. What is spring like where you live?
10. What’s your favourite thing about spring?
11. Are you a spring cleaner?
12. Any plans for spring break or an upcoming vacation?