New Hair

I hadn’t had my hair cut for a good few months, and I was desperate to have it cut as I go away on Sat 7th and it needed doing badly, I also wanted something different style wise and colour.ย  I’d seen a post on Facebook of a rose brown colour which I liked, as I usually just have highlights or low-lights.

I have to say that am chuffed with the outcome, and I love the colour.ย  All I need to do now is master the curling technique with my straighteners. I am gutted that i never got a before picture!!

Excuse the above face on the picture!

Hope you have enjoyed this post & like the hair!

Lots of Love

Carina ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹


Underactive Thyroidย ๏ปฟ

Back in Dec 2003 I had a health scare in the form of a Stroke at the age of 23.ย  Since that time I have to take 1 dis-solvable aspirin a day to thin my blood out as a blood clot on the brain caused me to have the stroke.ย  So every year in September around my birthday I have to a yearly health MOT as I call it, where I have various checks and bloods done.

So I had my 2017 health MOT in September just before my birthday, so I went to my local walkin center where we have a blood test clinic, bloods were taken and then they got sent off for results and I had to wait about 5 days to get my results.ย  After the 5 days were up I contact my doctors who advised me that my Thyroid count was slightly high and I needed to make an appointment to see a doctor, I attended my appointment to discuss the findings on. The doctor advised that my T4 level isn’t producing enough and my TSH was only slightly higher than what the normal level should be which I think is 5.0, after talking it thru with the doctor she explained that its like a wall has been put up and the thyroid isn’t producing enough thyroid hormones so it is working harder to produce more to do what it should be doing naturally, so this is why I’m getting the following symptoms: Tiredness, Sensitive to the cold, Aching muscles, Dry skin and I would also say a slight level of depression.ย  I’ve also had hair loss when washing my hair, having clumps of hair in the plughole when I’ve finished washing it.

I was started off one the following medication, 25mg of Levothyroxine which I had to take 1 a day in the morning, so I took the 25mg from mid Sept to Dec 2017.ย  I was scheduled to have another blood test 12 weeks after my first which was around the 7th Dec, so I went to have this before I went off to New York so when I got back I would get my results would be ready.ย  After contacting the doctors for my second lot bloods I was advised that I would need to increase my medication to 50mg again 1 a day in the morning.ย  So this is where I am at the moment and another blood test to be taken around March time!ย  I still have some of the above symptoms, and I also need to be more careful with what I’m eating as weight gain is another symptom and I also need to make sure I am also looking after my hair, skin and nails as brittle nails and dry skin are also symptoms.ย  Self Care is on my 2018 achievements list to look after my skin and hair better as I have neglected it a bit in 2017!!

Thanks for reading this little medical post.ย  Any other readers have an underactive or overactive??

Lots of Love

VB x Estee Lauder

After seeing on Instagram that Victoria Beckham has brought out a makeup range with Estรฉe Lauder, I kinda want to buy the eyeshadow palette and the mascara.. Will call it a birthday treat ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ.

I scrolled thru Estรฉe Lauder’s Instagram account to have a look at what her range is like, I love the colours in the eyeshadow palette. Some lovely rich warm colours which can be worn for a subtle look or a dramatic smokey eyes. Here are some pics of the palette I love.

I’ve also taking a liking to some blushers/highlighter aswell.. I’m not sure what the price range is like as I’ve not quite got that far, but I would like to treat myself if they aren’t too badly priced! Would be a birthday present To me From me โค๏ธโค๏ธ.

What are your thoughts on the new range by VB??

Hope you enjoyed the post. 

Lots of Love

Carina ๐Ÿ’‹

Hair Care ~ Shampoo & Conditioner ~ Brandsย 

Everyone has a faithful Shampoo and Conditioner they use.  Over the years I’ve tried a number of brands from Fructis, Herbal Essence, Pantene, Avon, Alberto Balsam as well as others that I can’t remember!!  At the time of using the shampoo and conditioner I found it a good brand to use, made my hair, soft, shiny, clean and made it smell nice too, but after a while of using the products it starts to disagree with my hair, so I then have to find another band to use.

I’ve used L’Oreal for as long as I can remember, always used the red bottles for coloured hair as I’ve either had highlights or lowlights.  And every time I’ve washed it using the shampoo and conditioner it beings out the colour more, also makes my hair so soft, shiny and looking good ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ.   I recently had some T section foil highlights put in as I hadn’t had any colour in my hair for well over a year and I thought my hair was looking but dull, I went to a local salon as they had a half price offer on.

After having your hair done at a salon, you can never get it to how they do it which is annoying, I managed to get away with another 2 days out of my hair before I washed it ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ. I noticed that my hair felt different, hard to explain but it didn’t feel like it usually does after using the same shampoo and conditioner, so I’m not sure if it was the colour or toner they used which has made my hair go that way??  I had to pop into Boots the other week to stock up on my toiletries and was also meeting a friend for lunch and a catch up, we headed to Boots as we both needed to get a few bits, L’Oreal 400ml bottles were on offer 2 for ยฃ5.  As normal I picked up one conditioner and one shampoo for coloured hair, but as I was looking at the other I spotted one with coconut oil so I thought I’d give this one ago to see if it would make any difference.  I’ve started to use the coconut oil one now and I can safety say I love it ๐Ÿ˜.  My hair smells lush, its soft, shiny and silky and brings out the blonde a little more too, so I will be carrying on using these as I love my hair smelling so lush! ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’‹


Well hope you have all enjoyed this post… Happy reading 

Lots of Love

Carina ๐Ÿ’‹

Sunday Pamper๏ปฟ

This mini pamper session was 2 weeks ago now, I’d had a shitty day at work and was absolutely shattered and needed a bit of ME pamper time. ย So when I got in I sorted what I need to and then had a shower & got into some clean PJs.

Once I was in my PJs I headed to the living room to chill on the sofa. ย I opted for the Macadamia Oil Extract foot pack first to give my tooties a pamper, ย I found these in Poundworld. ย I wasn’t sure how they would be if I’m honest with only being a ยฃ1 each. My honest opinion is that they were OK for the price I paid, I do have another to try out but I will be getting some more. ย I need to start pampering me feet at least twice a week, as for I forget about my feet. ย I mean I have a face routine morning and night, but i also forget my feet, and legs. ย Like I only tend to moisturize when I’ve shaved my legs and yes I’ll be honest its not regular as I’m lazy and have a long distance relationship so at times I do just leave my legs… ย You will see that there is a face-mask in the picture, this never got used. ย I had all intentions to but again I was lazy.

I know I need not to think like that and I seriously need to kick my own ass into gear in so many aspects of my life, but things just get in the way at times or I just don’t have the energy… ย So if anyone has any good motivational tips then please throw them my way, or make a comment on this post!

Well best go and crack on with the housework and just making the apartment looking suitable for visitors, not that its really messy as that makes it sound like it is lol, I promise you its not!

Happy Saturday Peeps




Twilight Spa๏ปฟ

I heard from a friend that one of the local Hotels/Spa (Orton Hall Spa Hotel) do a Twilight Spa session from 5pm to 9pm Monday to Friday for ยฃ12pp.  You get to use the Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi and relaxation area.  If you fancy a treatment like a massage, facial, pedicure then you can also book these which need to be paid for before you go, the spa is called Imagine spa.  They have a number of treatments available to book and if you sign up to there newsletter you get 25% off your treatment.

I booked myself and my friend in for the Twilight Spa Session on 13th July, it was a treat from me to her as she has done a lot for me over the last few years, and it was just a way to show her I’m grateful to have her as a friend and a thank you for everything that she has done..  We arrived around 6pm, completed the standard health form which the spa require and then got shown the relaxation area, the changing area and the spa facilities.  While we were there we had a cheeky bottle of fizz which was lovely to have while relaxing in the Jacuzzi, it was a lovely few hours using the facilities felt so relaxed and chilled out.  We were that impressed that we are booking to go again in August and think it will be a regular once a month treat.

Just nice to take time out and not have to travel to far for a bit of peaceful, and tranquil setting..  Also the the grounds it is set in is also lovely, a nice quiet woodland area.

Hope your all having a great Saturday ๐Ÿ˜Œ

Lots of Love



Juice Plus Update๏ปฟ

Hey All

Just working out weightloss โš–๏ธ..

I’ve been doing Juice Plus ๐Ÿ‡ Berry Capsules plan since May 16, my total weightloss todate is a total loss of 2 stone & 6lbs ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

But my overall total weightloss since Jan 16 is 3 stone 3lbs ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ


Want more info? Drop me a comment & I’ll send some info over ๐Ÿ“ฒ

Happy Saturday Peeps xx

New Nails

My nails have been bare for bout 3 months now, which is very unlike me!  I would normally have gel polish done every month, with Various colours & designs..

I’ve been meaning to paint them for the last 3 weeks but haven’t actually done it, but today was the day well evening where I painted them and made them look pretty again. I chose the colour ‘Sweet Rose’ Pure Colour by New Look, and put a longwear gel top coat over the colour to make it last a little longer… 

I will get my gel nails done again, I’m quite liking the Rose Gold metallic.

Hope you’ve all had a great Sunday ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜˜

Lots of Love