Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Hello Blogger.. Can We Be Friends Again?

I've changed my room up a lot since my last posts! Interior posts coming soon!

Looking out over Skye a couple of weeks ago

Well.. I think this is the 3rd time I've wrote a comeback blog post..I promise I am going to get better at this again. My blog and I have had a bit of a dysfunctional relationship over the last couple years.. we try to commit but it never works out the way we want it to. But this time I want to be back for good. So I am going to start off fresh and have a new blog style and see how it goes from there. I want to post more lifestyle content as I find myself exploring a lot more these days and although I update my Instagram virtually every day it's just not the same as documenting a day out in a blog post. I want to get back into reviewing products too, I have a mental list of things I want to write about that I think you will enjoy as much as I am! I want to post some gaming reviews too which is something I wanted to do in the past but didn't think it would suit everyone's taste but I am now in the mind set of "this is my blog and I will post the things I enjoy" regardless if it only gets 5 views. Lets' see how this time pans out...

Natalie x

Monday, 12 September 2016

Taking Off The Day

Helloooo! I hope you have had a good week, I am so tired.. I can't even explain.. I've had a chest infection and pleurisy the past 2/3 weeks and it's still lingering in my lungs and making me so exhausted all the time. But on the plus side I ordered myself a shiny new mountain bike this week which I'm so excited to get out on when I'm 100% better, the area I live in has the most perfect, scenic trails to buzz (slowly) round in all weathers, wooo, expect some posts about that when it all arrives and I get back into the swing of things! 
Anyway, here's my favourite products to take off my makeup and start to wind down for the evening,
Step 1: Cleanse
Firstly I remove all my makeup using Simple eye makeup remover and Clean & Clear deep cleansing lotion on soft makeup pads, I've been using these 2 products since I was about 14, they are so good and take everything off with ease and leave my face feeling squeaky clean. 
Step 2:  Exfoliate
Next I move onto exfoliating, recently I have been trying out the new coffee scrub craze from the company Scrub Love*, all their scrubs are 100% natural and I can definitely say I now understand what the hype is all about because this stuff actually does work! The scrub I am currently using is the "Mint Temptation" one, here is what Scrub Love have to say about it "The perfect blend of organic ingredients with a mint kick will leave anyone tempted.. Tea tree mixed with amazing argan oil will cool and moisturise. While more than a hint of mint will stimulare circulation with this organic scrub - leaving you polished to perfection.." Firstly I wet my face with warm water and then apply a handful of lovely, SUPER fresh smelling mint flavoured coffee granules and rub it all over my face, focusing mostly on my cheeks, rubbing it all in, in small circular motions, I must admit it does look like I have a bit of a stubble going on when I am using it, but who cares! It really cools my face down and feels really nice on my skin, I've noticed it has completely got rid of the little bumps I've had on my cheeks for a while now! I leave it on for about 10 minutes or so and then rinse it all off with warm water then pat my skin dry with a towel. My skin feels so soft and nourished afterwards. I am really pleased with this product so far, it can be used all over your body, in the bath or in the shower which is great because I don't always have baths as I much prefer showers.
Step 3: Moisturise
Lastly I use Clinique anti-blemish solutions all-over clearing treatment which keeps my skin moisturised and totally clear of blemishes, I absolutely love this product, it works so well and my skin has never looked better since using it. I have been pretty lucky with my skin in general, however, I would tend to get the odd spot now and again but now I very very rarely get spots since using this cream. 
I hope you will try out some if not all of these products, they're all excellent! Thanks for reading! :) x

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Life Update Again.. | One Awful Year Later...I'm Back

Hey! I am heeeeere! 
I'm going to give my blog some attention again, I feel like my head is slowly coming back around to "normal" and I feel like I can do this again. Blogging should not feel like a chore you should want to do it so that's why I'm back, I want to do this again! 

As some of you may know last year was the worst yet for me, I sadly lost my big cousin/best friend Kelly to skin cancer which became terminal last September and it has affected me really badly. I am still in shock and I can't believe it is coming up to a year since she passed away but I know she would want me to get back on here and back on track with my life and stop being so down. So I have lots of things, beauty and miscellaneous aside to review, I have loads of makeup ideas to upload and I am going to be travelling about a lot more so I will try and incorporate all that into my posts as much as I can! I can't wait to see what happens from here, I hope you guys are well. You can keep up to date with me if you fancy through Instagram which I use all the time @magickruby :) x

Here's my favourite picture of me and my beautiful cousin Kelly <3..


Monday, 20 July 2015

Life Update: Im Back! | Domestic Abuse | ♥ New Beginnings ♥

Hello! I feel so strange opening my laptop again and typing on here.. it has been too long! I finally have some motivation to start blogging again. The last time I posted on here was in November last year, the reason I have had such a long break from blogging was because I was in a bit of a mess and I needed to make some serious changes to my life.
I was "stuck" in a horrible, both mentally and physically abusive relationship. This relationship had been terrible since day one, I was in it for 4 years, since I was 15. I tried to convince myself it would be okay and it would sort itself out, I was wrong. Things got really bad around May last year, I was so exhausted and fed up. I was having constant battles in my head, mind games, blackmail and lies were just a few of the horrible, mentally draining things I was dealing with on a daily basis from my ex. I had no life whatsoever, I lost contact with so many friends because I wasn't allowed friends, I was constantly being judged wherever I went, I was being cheated on and lied to all the time, I was constantly "looking after" an unemployed, depressed, drunk boyfriend who never failed to disappoint me.
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