Things To Do During Lockdown

Hey you cool cats and kittens … sorry I couldn’t help myself!

So I know that now we’re reaching week three of lockdown, boredom is definitely starting to settle in … I know for me it is anyway! I’ve been trying to keep myself occupied so I thought I would share a few little ideas with you in the hopes of easing your pain even a tiny bit.

Do an Easter Egg Hunt – You don’t need to have kids in your household to have some fun with chocolate, the other day I decided to make a lil hunt for my boyfriend by hiding some eggs around the house and writing clues for him to help find them … honestly why am I so fun? For the person hiding the eggs and coming up with the clues this will probably occupy more of your time than the one whose actually finding them, let me tell you thinking of clues that rhyme can be tricky. Martin enjoyed it, well at least he said he did but he got lots of chocolate from it so I’m sure he’s happy. Not gonna lie I wish he would think of these fun things for me to do … guess I’m the creative one in this relationship.

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Just Checking In

Heyy guys, so I thought I would make this blog post a lil chatty, life update one and just let you know how I’m doing with the whole lockdown situation we got going on here. Ain’t gonna lie, kind of only doing this post because I’m really lacking inspiration at the moment on what to write … anyone else having trouble getting motivated?

In general I’m good, I’m healthy and all my family are healthy, which is of course the most important thing and I’m really grateful for that. Since I’m back living at Martin’s parents house, I’m obviously not seeing my family so group FaceTime and WhatsApp’s are occurring, even though they’re hectic and you can’t hear yourself think, I’ve really enjoyed being able to speak to everyone at the same time, kinda glad we’re all not self isolating together though ‘cos I think we’d all go mad!

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Supporting Small Online Business

Hey everyone, so with everything that’s going on in this crazy world at the moment I came up with an idea to write a lil post about some of the small businesses I’m really fond of that I came across online, mostly through Twitter.

I thought it might be a nice idea to show my support for them as I know a lot of people are struggling financially with this self isolation process, I’m not saying these businesses in particular are struggling because I have no idea but never the less I just wanted to share with you guys some of the hard working people I see on my timeline.

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90’s Cartoons Inspired Make Up Looks

Hey guys, I hope you’re all safe and well!

Recently over on my instagram I’ve been uploading a few make up looks and just getting a bit creative using cartoons from my childhood as inspiration. I’ve bloody loved doing these so much, they’ve just taken me back to being a kid and not gonna lie, I kinda wish I could just sit and re watch them over and over again.

Anyway I thought I would share a couple of the looks with you on here to see what you thought and if you think I should have a go at doing some more! Let me know in the comments.

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I Need Your Book Recommendations

Howdy guys so today’s post is me asking a lil favour from you people, I know you’re probably thinking, ‘but Carolanne, we come here to get content from you, not to give you stuff’ well apologies but ya’ll are the best people out there so who else better to get some inspiration from?

I’m really wanting to start reading more this year, well start reading again! I used to be such a huge bookworm when I was younger but growing up I’ve kind of lost touch with my love of reading, which is such a huge shame.

Anyway, at night time myself and Martin usually wind down by laying in bed on our phones and I kind of want to break that habit … my obsession with Tik Tok is getting out of hand folks!

So what I want from you lovely lot are some book recommendations, i’m hoping to get my head stuck into some horror, thriller, psychological type of books and would love it if you could point me in the right direction. Anything that’s gonna have me spooked, getting chills or just saying ‘no way’ is perfect!

If you could leave your recommendations in the comments or get in touch on twitter (@carolannedavies) I would greatly appreciate it and I promise the next post will be my usual, hilarious or make up filled post … deal?

How I Style My Curly Hair

Hey guys, how are you all? Today I thought I would do a lil post sharing with you how I style my naturally curly hair. If you don’t know I only started embracing my natural hair about nine months ago, before that I straightened my lil mop, I wont go into the why and things, I wrote a post about it all a while ago so I’ll link that in within this sentence.

Honestly my styling is not long and its not particularly impressive but I wish I would have seen articles or whatever like this when I was younger about curly hair, because maybe I wouldn’t have hated it so much, so if sharing this encourages another naturally curly gal to brave her curls then I’m here for it.

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Giving Up The Coffee

Hello ladies and gents, today’s post is gonna be another little chatty one so I hope you don’t mind but I wanted to just talk a little bit about my recent decision to give up the cawwwfee (please tell me you read that in a Jersey accent).

This might seem a little boring for some so I don’t mind if you want to head out but I thought it could maybe help others so I’m gonna chat about it anyway. I’ve enjoyed drinking coffee since I was about sixteen, I’d have a cup on a morning most days whether it was before uni or work or just to start off my day, I didn’t really find that it ‘kept me awake’ or get that buzz that some people drink it for, I dunno maybe I was immune ‘cos I’d drunk it for so many years but I enjoyed the taste. Over the years I’ve had a few spells where I’d give it up for a few month’s just because I found I was drinking too much of it and didn’t want it to stain my teeth or it was giving me headaches but then I would find myself slipping back, especially in the Summer months because Iced Caramel Frappes from McDonalds are literally the best!

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