I am currently planning a trip to Frankfurt in Germany which I am so excited about however I am a terrible flyer and to be honest just terrible when it comes to airports in general. Its not even the flying part that scares me, its checking in and going through security that gets my heart racing once I am in the air I am fine. So as much as I am excited I am also absolute crapping my pants about getting there and on this occasion I am traveling alone which is making even more apprehensive about the flight. However this is not the first time I have flew solo and last September I took the leap and booked myself a flight and I was absolutley fine.
I like to think I am not alone in this situation and that a lot of people may have similar concerns and so I thought that I could make a list of things that I feel helped me last time around and that I will be doing again next month in order to make my journey as pleasant as possible to 1 help myself so I can re-read them and 2 it may help someone else who has a trip coming up that they are nervous about.
- Be prepared – I hate leaving packing to the last minute as I usually forget something and end up stressing myself out.
- Wear something that makes you feel comfortable but also really confident.
- Only pack the essentials in your carry on case. There is nothing worse than carrying a heavy bag around the whole airport
- Arrive with plenty of time to spare
- Treat your self at duty free!
- Grab a vodka or a gin… or both
- Pack a good book to help pass the time and relax you
- Make a list of all the exciting things you want to do/see on your travels
- Bring a cosy jumper or cardigan
- If possible pick the window seat, so that you can sit back relax and look off into the clouds and dream about all the wonderful memories that are about to be made.
I recently purchased the Kat Von D ‘fetish’ eye shadow palette and I must say over all I am pretty impressed. The pigmentation of the colours is unreal and they blend so well. The pallet has pretty bold colours and comes complete with both matte and shimmer shades making it great for dramatic looks. They also wear really well and last all day and night without fading or creasing.
Like all of Kat Von Ds products the packaging cool, gothic and edgy looking with being all black with the exception on the red lining at the opening. It also great quality and feels very sturdy and the Kat Von D stitching on the front really adds to the luxury feel also pulling it altogether there is a huge mirror and its crystal clear its just absolute perfect.
The only negatives I have about this pallet is that there really isn’t a base shade and that is something that I really like when doing a bold look as it gives you well a base to build on and helps blend the shadows out to the brow bone. The eyeshadows also have quite a bit of fallout but this can be easily fixed by doing your face makeup afterwards.
It is currently retailing for £53 which is pretty expensive. However my honest opinion… its 100% worth every penny and you are getting your moneys worth. Everything about it is just such a good quality and you only need the tiniest amount on your brush due to the high pigments so it really does last and it can be used for everyday use and well as for going out and a more dramatic look. It is also great for really pushing you out your comfort zone with the variety of colours and allows room for experimenting with new looks.
January is a great month its a chance for a fresh start, everyone is filled with motivation and full of great exciting new goals for the year ahead, However January also sucks! why? I personally hate January and Im pretty sure I’m not alone. Christmas (my absolute fave) is over yet it’s still freezing and dark at 4 in the afternoon. If like me you work a nine to five job and live in Scotland then your lucky if you see an hours day light on your morning commute. Lack of sunshine = lack of vitamin D = higher chance of depression. Which is a pretty huge problem and to add to this we all put ourselves under so much pressure to make New Years resolutions which the majority include losing weight, saving more money, spending less and drinking less alcohol which is obviously fantastic goals to set yourself, but instead of setting the goal of losing weight and getting dishearten when its not happening fast enough set the goal to be healthier and more active and the effects will take place straight away and will result in losing weight. which also ties in with drinking less alcohol. As for saving more money and spending less thats a pretty difficult one to get a grip of in January for a lot of people after the expenses of Christmas and the 6 week wait to get paid. A better approach may be to look at what debts you have and where you like to be with them come the next year set your self a goal and work out whats affordable every month and set up standing order/direct debit. Same for saving work out what is being spent on unnecessary items and set up a standing order for a saving account for the amount that could be saved and even if it is a tiny amount its still something and you are still achieving that goal. I just think everyone myself included are to hard on themselves in January and when we don’t start seeing our results straight away we fall away from and thats why this year I am trying to have a more positive outlook on things and really focus on my mental health and getting healthy and truly truly happy.