Day 16, Bye! Bye! Grey!

Hey Peeps,

I slept so badly last night…It’s becoming a problem. I’ve been known to hallucinate from lack of sleep and my OCD combined. I really don’t want that to happen again. I may need my doctors help? I’ll keep you informed. I probably had a maximum of 4 hours sleep last night, which is not good for me, I’m one of those people who needs at least 8 hours but 10 hours is my ultimate goal. Today though, I couldn’t sleep in to catch up on those hours I’d missed. I had two reasons for this. Firstly, I was waiting for a message from my sister….I received it just after 9am informing me that my wonderful niece had passed all of her GCSE’s. It was such great news, it put me in the best of moods. Secondly, I was getting my hair cut and coloured. I was in the hairdressers for just under 3 hours, that’s a standard amount of time to dye and tame my big ass hair. It was well worth it to see my grey hair’s disappear. It was becoming far to obvious that I was older than I look, to the point that I wasn’t getting ID’d in Tesco when I bought my weekly bottle of wine any more. I’m 39, so I relish those moments.

Today’s challenge lipstick is the colour Vixen by the brand ILLAMASQUA and it’s part of their Lava Lips range.


It was one of the products I received in the FEELUNIQUE advent calendar my boyfriend bought me last year. I couldn’t find it for sale on the ILLAMASQUA site but they did have other Lava Lips lipsticks for sale for £20. I did find it for sale on Amazon instead for £22.99. Coincidentally though, after getting my hair did (!), I popped into TK Maxx and I saw it in the cosmetic section for £6.99. It’s a really nice, high end lipstick. It is moisturising, which I think are the most comfortable types of lipsticks to wear. It has a marble effect of red and pink shades running through it and some white as well. It looks different in colour and shade every time I apply it. I really like that about it, not sure if it’s everyone’s cup of tea though. What can I say….. I’m a sucker for a gimmicky item! It lasts on my lips for around 3 hours before needing a top up. It does last longer if I apply a lip liner, which I have done in the past, but today I forgot to.

This evening I felt awful. The lack of sleep and the fact that I’m PMSing took it’s toll on me that’s for sure. I should of gone for a swim, ate healthy and took my tired ass to bed early. Of course, I did none of the above. Instead I watched YouTube vids and Instastories, annoyed my cats by filming them to put on my Instastories (they love it really), watched crap on TV and ate crap. I try not to do this every evening as it’s not good for my mental health but I’m not going to lie…once in a while, it actually can help and tonight it certainly did!


On the topic of awesomeness, I’d like to dedicate this post to Jazmin. Thanks for being the most fun, beautiful, friendly and coolest niece in the whole wide world. I’m super proud of you always but especially today. X

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