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Simply Simple

Ok, ok, I know what you’re thinking. Where on EARTH have I been?
Well, I have no real excuse as to my absence, but I can tell you that I am back today with a haul. A simple haul.
No really, a Simple Haul!

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I went on a mad splurge the other week, as I was after a good skincare regime. I’m a very naughty girl, and I use make up remover wipes at night before bed. And that’s it. Bad Harriet!
Now I know I should be a LOT better and wash my face, moisturise, tone blah blah..
But I have this stupid and childish fear of splashing water on my face? So I don’t like to wash my face as the thought of voluntarily putting water on my face scares me a little.

However, being nearly 30 (which translates to nearly adult and human) I should stop being so pathetic, and actually wash my face and stop being such a baby. It’s only water.

Now, I have yet to try the face wash, for the reasons we have already covered. But the Day Cream and the Night Cream are absolutely incredible. I have never known anything to work for me as this pair of creams.

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I have noticed SUCH a difference in my skin condition. My face feels softer, and isn’t showing the tell tale signs of being tired and stressed. And in the mornings, I apply the Day Cream before my make up, and my foundation is actually starting to look flawless and perfect! Obviously good all round!
I only use half a pump, as I find a whole pump to be a little too much? But half is just right for all over my face and down my neck.

I originally purchased the Rich Moisturiser from Wilkinson as they had a big sale on their Simple products.

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But using it was like applying double cream to my face. It was far too thick, even applying a little was too much! It was incredibly sticky and didn’t blend well into my skin. It sort of sat on top, and my face felt sticky for ages afterwards. So my next visit to Wilkinson found the same Simple sale, so I purchased the Light Moisturiser. This, I find to be much better. It’s a lot thinner in consistency and absorbs into my skin much faster, so I don’t feel sticky and uncomfortable like I did with the Rich one.
Now this isn’t a bad thing? Some people may prefer a thicker cream. Me? Not so much. So buying the Light Moisturiser was the best choice for me.

Now, the BB Cream. Where to start with this!

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In a nut shell, an UNBELIEVABLE product! It is actually incredible!
The colour I purchased is a Universal shade. Now I probably would have preferred a lighter shade, but I love the sun kissed look this foundation gives me. I actually look healthy, and like I have been away to some beautiful island where the sun shines all the time. In truth, I live in Surrey and it’s been raining for the last, what feels like, 8 months! There are very subtle glittery shimmers in the BB Cream too, which gives a beautiful hew to the skin. It’s lovely!!
I would recommend you trying this product – it’s lovely and nourishing and looks beautiful when applied. I only feel the need to use a little extra concealer as the coverage is pretty good. But for my own piece of mind, I do prefer wearing extra concealer anyway, especially under my eyes? But you may find you won’t need it.

This is only a small review. I would love to be able to review all of these products, but as there as SO many, I’ll have to do a separate review post for each.

Which one would you like to see next?
Have you tried any of the Simple range? Let me know how you get on

See you soon,
Harriet xxx

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Unlimited Money Spendage

I asked on Twitter, possibly 3 months ago, which blog posts people would like to see. I suffer with writers block and needed some inspiration!

I had a reply from my beautiful friend Shelley (known on Twitter, YouTube and Instagram as shellx85x…go and subscribe, follow and say hi – she really is lovely!)
Anyway, she asked me to do a post saying ‘If money was no object, what would I spend it on’?
I guess this is the ‘what would you do if you won the lottery’, but with Shelley’s beautiful twist on it.
I’ve been thinking long and hard, and I guess this post may make you understand me a little better! I’m an only child, though have been told by many people that I do not follow the usual ‘spoilt brat’ path that other only kids apparently take. I’m yet to meet a spoilt, selfish only child myself, but apparently that is what we are! Haha! I couldn’t be any further from that statement…
Growing up, I NEVER asked for anything – except Pop Up Pirate (which I still haven’t got, and I’m almost 30!)
All my friends would have the latest games, fashion, toys…I didn’t want any of it. When the PS1 was released with Crash Bandicoot, I was happy enough to still play on my SNES and draw pictures. It never bothered me that I didn’t own the latest Nikes, or didn’t have the best mobile phone on the market. Me, I get comfortable, and my mum&dad struggled to afford those things for me. I just grew to accept that. And in doing so, I learnt the value of money and how hard people have to work to earn it.
So in light of that, most of these answers are charitable and unselfish….OK, there may be a few things for me in there too!

So firstly, I would pay off my parents mortgage, and buy them a villa in the South of France. I want to ensure they are comfortable and happy, so I’ll chuck some money into their account too. It’s the least I can do for sticking with me, and putting up with me after all these years!!
I would do the same for Steve’s mum&dad and his sister and her husband (although they can have villas somewhere else!!)
For Steve, Luke and I, definitely a pinkmansion somewhere, with a design studio for Steve, and a garage stocked with a vintage Shelby GT 500 and a Aston Martin DBS, a games room and a separate toy wing for Luke.
(so that may be a little selfish…but money is no object! And this is my dream….)
I would have a dressing room and a make up room…filled with all my favourite brands (Urban Decay, MAC, Maybelline, ELF and NYC…just because I have unlimited money, doesn’t mean I’ll stop using the brands I trust and love!)

I’d obviously love to travel – a huge dream of mine is to go back to the USA and visit every state. And I would be on the next diamond encrusted, indoor heated swimming pool as standard, private jet available! (Which will obviously be stewarded by Ryan Reynolds and Johnny Depp – they’re close friends of mine!)
I’d also go to Japan, walk the Great Wall of China and see the 7 Wonders of the World. Seeing wild giraffes on the African Plains would certainly complete my bucket list and going back to Disney would tick off the place if my inner child – Plus Luke would love it! As would Steve!

A tonne of money would be donated to charities working hard to beat Cancer. We lost my wonderful Nanna to cancer 11 years ago, and I would love to help them succeed in their mission to rid the world of such a terrible and cruel disease.
Millions of people suffer with it everyday, and I would give them as much money as needed to help make a difference.

I would want to buy a big house somewhere, with the sole intent of turning it into a safe house for people with no where else to go. Ask Steve – this has been a dream of mine for years. To have a warm, safe building, where people could go to feel protected. Chefs would work around the clock to ensure these people have a full meal, warm beds and a place to play.
Children and young adults run away from home everyday – I would love to provide them with a place to go. For adults to escape abuse (physically and emotionally) or even to take a few hours to take a breather from tough family life.
When we lived in Glastonbury, there was nothing for the kids to do, no where for them to play. I’d give them a house with all the latest gadgets and toys, to give them something to do! Keep them off the streets in the cold and wet evenings, and give them a place they could hang out with their friends and socialise!
Dream of mine for years! I’d love to see that through!

Finally, I would love the ability to go in a submarine and journey down to the resting place of the RMS Titanic. I have been dubbed a Titanorac, as I am I love with the story, the history and the tragedy. This is the geek inside me talking, but the shocking story gets me every time. So I would love to see the wreck! Not in a morbid way…but the site is the largest graveyard in the world – and lives lost on that multitude, deserves some respect.
So in a nutshell, that’s my list. Short and sweet, but to the point!

Thank you so much to Shelley for setting me this challenge – it was really fun! I know I could have gone less creative and said I’d buy every MAC item, get a face lift or see Take That in concert…but that wouldn’t be me. However, if money was no object, Take That would certainly live in the East Wing of my pink Mansion…probably entertaining me after my face lift and helping to carry in all the carrier bags of MAC!

What would you spend an infinite amount of money on?
Let me know!!

Take care guys,
See you in my next post!! xxx

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What’s on my IPhone?

I thought this would be a fun post, and give you the opportunity to look a little deeper into my life!! My phone goes everywhere with me. I’m likely to be buried with it, as it’s never not on me personally. I’m addicted to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and check these all in succession, about 20 times a day!

So to start, let’s look at my Lock Screen…

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Although the IOS 7 is beautiful, the lock screen photos now have an automatic zoom feature, meaning all the photos I want to use of Luke have him hidden behind the time! So this photo is of both my boys, having a snuggle!

I have a password on my phone which is…..haha! Just kidding…

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So here is my home screen. As you can see, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are all together! I have a folder for games, my calendar (which is rarely used) and my email.

Which games do I have? Well let’s have a look!!

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I’ve got my biggest addiction and most played game, Covet Fashion…which is amazing if you like playing dress up! You have to get it to experience it…and add me, because we’ll both get bonuses! Haha.
Other games in there, which are less regularly played, but usually in the car, or in the bath.
Sadly, I also have a Skyrim app, as I am currently being physically forced off of the PS3, as I cannot put the game down! It’s my evening down time…shooting bandits with arrows and dragons with a crossbow. Oh yes, it’s amazing!

Next is my 2nd page of things, which has a folder of practicality, in order of Things I Don’t use, to Things I Use Less Often Than Never

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That is a tad of a lie – I use Whatsapp, check the news and am on IMDB practically every day!! Vine is pretty fun too, although I’m not sure I fully understand it yet.

Then there’s my shopping folder – the dangerous one!
Amazon, EBay, New Look, H&M, Forever21? Bad Harriet…It’s annoyingly easy to look at the sales, and the next thing you know you have a postman with a bag of stuff!

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And lastly, the photography folder – mainly apps for my Instagram, to make my photos look good! Haha….

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Bit of a short blog today, and incidentally, I thought it would be appropriate to upload this one done my iPhone!

What do you have on your phone? Any app recommendations?!

Thanks for reading.
Love H xxxx