6 Very Real Life Struggles I Have Encountered

We all know that there are a few struggles we all have to deal with on a daily basis, and this post just rounds up some of the ABSOLUTE ORDEALS I have had to go through over the past few months.

ORDEAL #1 – CLOTHES SIZES IN DIFFERENT SHOPS – 

I love a bit of online shopping, but what I hate is that the problem of inconsistent sizing between physical high street stores is somewhat amplified when you are shopping online. Cue me choosing a size 8 dress that would probably fit on my arm, rather than my whole body. In my brain I am thinking, ‘Hang on a second, in DOROTHY PERKINS I can fit into a size 8.’ Welllll that’s because in Dorothy’s Fashion Empire their size 8’s are already like tents. I’m sure all ladies of different sizes can relate to this inconsistency. Sort it out, you shops you.

River Island?! Pah! More like...Wrong Size...Island.
River Island?! Pah! More like…Wrong Size…Island.

 ORDEAL #2 – BEAUTY BRANDS DISCONTINUING YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCT – 

Although beauty brands are amazing and innovative, they are also fickle players. The reason I say this, is that you could buy an item, absolutely LOVE it, and after a few months go to repurchase and they have discontinued the foofing thing.

I encountered this loss when I went to my local Boots to repurchase a 17 nail polish in the most beautiful sea weed green glitter. To my dismay, I saw a crap aqua glitter replacement that had none of the beauty of it’s predecessor. Take a look at my lost love below:

Ahh, I miss you.
Ahh, I miss you.

ORDEAL #3 – WHEN THAT INGENIOUS IDEA OF YOURS DOESN’T WORK – 

So, you guys might not know this but I am an avid baker. I usually find a few staple recipes and stick to those, venturing out to sometimes change a recipe slightly to see if I can find the next better version of it.

Cue Coffee & Walnut…& Nutella fairy cakes. Well, I couldn’t just do the recipe, could I?!

I decided it would be a good idea to add a splodge of Nutella into each fairy cake, thinking it would melt and become a gooey paradise of chocolate goo.

Instead, it did hardened and sank to the bottom like dis:

Oh Nutella, you cruel mistress of confectionery.
Oh Nutella, you cruel mistress of confectionery.

ORDEAL # 4 – FINDING OUT THE FOOD YOU ALWAYS THOUGHT YOU WOULD LIKE DISGUSTS YOU – 

A nice day shopping out in Birmingham. Oh, let’s stop for breakfast shall we?! OKAI.

Oh, let’s try Eggs Benedict, I would love Hollandaise sauce.

No Roshni. No you would not.

The sauce is deceptive, in reality it is not savoury and delicious, it is a tangy hell hole of deceit.

Holland-oh my days.
Hollan-oh my days.

ORDEAL #5 – WHEN YOU SEE A MASSIVE DOG AND WANT TO RIDE IT – 

There isn’t really much explanation needed here.

You see a massive dog. Want to ride it. Realise you can’t. Cry.

There were other people taking pictures of it too! Not just me!
There were other people taking pictures of it too! Not just me!

ORDEAL #6 – WHEN YOU MEET ELSA FROM FROZEN IN REAL LIFE AND REALISE SHE’S SHITE – 

So in ‘Frozen’, Elsa’s ‘Let It Go’ dress is FABULAMAZING.

When I met Elsa and Olaf in Chester town, her dress was, well, an atrocity.

Remember that odd sequin material you would get at primary school that you could use to stick onto drawings of mermaids?

Well basically she had a sheath of that pinned to a white long sleeved T shirt.

See for yourself!

Poor show Elsa, poor show.
Poor show Elsa, poor show.

What real life struggles have you ‘Pressers been encountering recently?!

Thanks for reading!

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Tanya Burr Lip Gloss Review – Aurora

I have followed Tanya on Youtube for about a year now, and I was so pleased for her when she revealed she had a Lips and Nails range coming out. I was a bit late to the party, but I popped into my local Superdrug to pick out a shade of her new lip gloss range to try out.

I went for the shade ‘Aurora’, and I must admit part of me was convinced this was the right one for me because of the name (hmm makes sense…no?) The name ‘Aurora’ makes me think of the film Sleeping Beauty, and when I saw the colour it made perfect sense for it to be named so.

The gloss itself has a slight shimmer, but is packed full with pigment. I wasn’t expecting the colour to be so strong, but actually it’s one of the best things about it.

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‘Aurora’ – Tanya Burr Lip Gloss

 

The consistency is quite thick, and the doe foot applicator means it is really easy to apply. As I said, this lip gloss really goes on the colour it is in the tube.

I wear this to work regularly, and the great thing is it wears off slowly and evenly. Some lip glosses start to disappear at the centre of your pout, but this really has great staying power due to the impressive pigment. After about 8 hours, you can still see a pretty pink tint on the lips, but it doesn’t leave them dry or chapped.

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So glad this didn’t fall over…

You can tell that Tanya has had heavy involvement in the formula and colours, because they really are great quality glosses. 🙂 Thumbs up from me!

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My attempt at an innovative swatch…
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