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Hello! Ah a skincare post. Trust me, I have lots more of these coming, it's just that I like to rigorously try the products out first. Today though I wanted to introduce you to a very old favourite of mine.

Nivea Men is designed for all skin types! Which is perfect, if you're anything like me.. My skin gets so dry in winter, especially my t-zone area. And even though, I don't have acne, this moisturiser is designed for people with sensitive skin and therefore it's perfect if you don't want to break out. I picked it up many years ago and decided that if it's formulated for those who break out and for those with sensitive skin, surely it won't make me break out. Bingo! I was right. I've used many other moisturisers before and they have all felt quite thick and heavy whilst applying.  It's always scary with new products, you just don't know how your skin is going to react to them. I also fully trust Nivea as a brand so this was always going to be a winner for me.
It's in a circle container and also comes in a smaller size (I went with the largest one!). It lasts you a life time because you literally need a 5p sized blob to cover your whole face, it feels so light as you blend it in and makes your skin feeling so smooth and soft!

The main thing about Nivea Men is that it doesn't make your face feel sticky or it doesn't feel heavy after application. It's such a versatile moisturiser, I love it! (click here)

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THE BEST MENS MOISTURISER | NIVEA MEN CREME

Hello! Ah a skincare post. Trust me, I have lots more of these coming, it's just that I like to rigorously try the products out first. Today though I wanted to introduce you to a very old favourite of mine.

Nivea Men is designed for all skin types! Which is perfect, if you're anything like me.. My skin gets so dry in winter, especially my t-zone area. And even though, I don't have acne, this moisturiser is designed for people with sensitive skin and therefore it's perfect if you don't want to break out. I picked it up many years ago and decided that if it's formulated for those who break out and for those with sensitive skin, surely it won't make me break out. Bingo! I was right. I've used many other moisturisers before and they have all felt quite thick and heavy whilst applying.  It's always scary with new products, you just don't know how your skin is going to react to them. I also fully trust Nivea as a brand so this was always going to be a winner for me.
It's in a circle container and also comes in a smaller size (I went with the largest one!). It lasts you a life time because you literally need a 5p sized blob to cover your whole face, it feels so light as you blend it in and makes your skin feeling so smooth and soft!

The main thing about Nivea Men is that it doesn't make your face feel sticky or it doesn't feel heavy after application. It's such a versatile moisturiser, I love it! (click here)

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1. Going to an interview can be a scary time, especially not knowing what the interviewee will ask you. I remember going to my first interview and feeling so unprepared of what I was going to say. Making notes can really help you, I wouldn't really advise that you sit and read them whilst in the interview process but make a few notes and have a little look at them a few days before to refresh your memory :)

2. Knowing history about the brand is important because this will tell the interviewee that you're genuinely already quite passionate and a honest fan, why would you want to work for a brand that you don't like? You wouldn't! It's fine if you don't know any knowledge of the brand yet, you have time to research (When the brand was founded and who founded it, any charities they support etc)

3. Dressing appropriately will be something that your interviewee will see as soon as you meet them - first impressions count, especially when this person decides if you get the job or not. I'd always recommend that you dress smart and make yourself look presentable.

4. Staying calm is a MUST. You don't want to walk into the room and sound like you're nervous because they may take this as you're not prepared. Refer back to your notes before they call you into the room, just so you have a brief idea on how you are going to answer your questions, obviously you don't know what they're going to ask you but it may help you be a little more prepared.

5. Your interviewee could possibly be interviewing 3-4 other people on the same day as you, so make yourself stand out by being polite and friendly, they're not going to employ someone that they don't get along with as they've got to work with you.

6. There is always a time in an interview where the interviewee will ask you if you have any questions.. ALWAYS ask one. This shows them that you're keen and confident and have already thought about things you'd love to find out.

7. Looking at your interviewee is something that a lot of people find hard but it shows a lot to them, it will show confidence which is great for ALL jobs and also it shows that you know what you're on about. Keep friendly eye contact and don't be looking at other things around you or down onto your lap, eye contact helps keep a connection and a easy flow of conversation!

8. Which job are you applying for? Make sure you have researched what roles are expected from you within the role and mention how your skills can be adapted to fulfil the role you're applying for on the day.

9. Being late for an interview is not going to give a good punctual impression, leave 15 minutes spare in case you get lost in the way or if something cocks up. It's always better to be early than late and I'm sure there's a coffee shop around the corner, if you're way too early aha!

10. They want to be picking out the right person for the specific role, so why not highlight your success from other roles you've done previously?! Did you get a certificate for doing something the best? Have you done something that not a lot of people have? Don't be scared to brag about the other amazing opportunities you've been involved with because it will show that you have passion for what you do and that you strive for success!

TOP 10 TIPS FOR INTERVIEWS


1. Going to an interview can be a scary time, especially not knowing what the interviewee will ask you. I remember going to my first interview and feeling so unprepared of what I was going to say. Making notes can really help you, I wouldn't really advise that you sit and read them whilst in the interview process but make a few notes and have a little look at them a few days before to refresh your memory :)

2. Knowing history about the brand is important because this will tell the interviewee that you're genuinely already quite passionate and a honest fan, why would you want to work for a brand that you don't like? You wouldn't! It's fine if you don't know any knowledge of the brand yet, you have time to research (When the brand was founded and who founded it, any charities they support etc)

3. Dressing appropriately will be something that your interviewee will see as soon as you meet them - first impressions count, especially when this person decides if you get the job or not. I'd always recommend that you dress smart and make yourself look presentable.

4. Staying calm is a MUST. You don't want to walk into the room and sound like you're nervous because they may take this as you're not prepared. Refer back to your notes before they call you into the room, just so you have a brief idea on how you are going to answer your questions, obviously you don't know what they're going to ask you but it may help you be a little more prepared.

5. Your interviewee could possibly be interviewing 3-4 other people on the same day as you, so make yourself stand out by being polite and friendly, they're not going to employ someone that they don't get along with as they've got to work with you.

6. There is always a time in an interview where the interviewee will ask you if you have any questions.. ALWAYS ask one. This shows them that you're keen and confident and have already thought about things you'd love to find out.

7. Looking at your interviewee is something that a lot of people find hard but it shows a lot to them, it will show confidence which is great for ALL jobs and also it shows that you know what you're on about. Keep friendly eye contact and don't be looking at other things around you or down onto your lap, eye contact helps keep a connection and a easy flow of conversation!

8. Which job are you applying for? Make sure you have researched what roles are expected from you within the role and mention how your skills can be adapted to fulfil the role you're applying for on the day.

9. Being late for an interview is not going to give a good punctual impression, leave 15 minutes spare in case you get lost in the way or if something cocks up. It's always better to be early than late and I'm sure there's a coffee shop around the corner, if you're way too early aha!

10. They want to be picking out the right person for the specific role, so why not highlight your success from other roles you've done previously?! Did you get a certificate for doing something the best? Have you done something that not a lot of people have? Don't be scared to brag about the other amazing opportunities you've been involved with because it will show that you have passion for what you do and that you strive for success!
There are a few reasons as to why I wanted to do this update. Firstly, because I've never gone in depth what's happening in my life. Secondly, I think it will be so beneficial for me to look back on. Back in 2012, I wrote a post here on my blog all about how to be a morning person, in the hope someone else could take some comfort in what I had to say but I feel as there is no potion for the 'perfect life' and does that actually exist? I hadn't seen anyone else talking about their experiences with cheating and although it scared me to do it, I wanted to help others and to share my experience. At the time, I was the happiest I could be. This was until I became aware of things and certain situations that set an alarm off in my brain. Missing out on things quickly became normal throughout the relationship. I didn't want to think that anyone would do this. I think this was one of the many reasons why I didn't seek advice to begin with. I thought I had it under control by avoiding absolutely everything but this would trigger my anxiety.

As I've grown as a person, I became very aware of the fact I was going to be missing out on potentially life-changing opportunities if I carried on living my life in the same way and it bothered me SO MUCH. I was meeting a lot of new people who mostly appeared to have their shit together and I became so aware of the behaviours I'd installed so deeply into my subconscious mind that I didn't really know where to start. One of my biggest questions to myself was, why would I let myself be treated so badly? Especially when he begged for my forgiveness.

Everything has moved SO QUICKLY. Some weeks I feel on top of the world, and other weeks I would be rocking back and fourth in tears. Although I make jokes, it has really affected me. And although, I've never really talked in depth with anyone how bad it has affected me, it has been extremely challenging to balance. I went on a night out in Leicester last weekend and knowing I could stay at home and not run the risk of being in tears or pushing myself because I wanted to go, I WANTED TO DO IT. The amount of times I use to cry before he woke up because I knew something wasn't right. ALWAYS trust your instinct. The torture I'd put myself through sitting with all his family, something I wanted so desperately to enjoy (they were all so lovely to me) and my mind wouldn't let me. I didn't want to be known as "Eddie with the cheating boyfriend" because that's not me. I knew the basis of my anxiety but I couldn't honestly say if anything happened physically. Leaving him seemed the common sense to me but it just hadn't clicked this way before, I felt I was the one who said sorry at first? I worked hard week by week but just remember that it is not your responsibility to change someone who carries out the trait of unfaithfulness and don't EVER feel like you have to because you don't. Where you go, what you do, what you eat, who you hang out with.. Your choice. Don't let anyone undermine your life. Pulling off the top of a weed, won't stop it from re-growing eventually. I wanted to tackle the root of what's happened and I feel that's why I'm able to write this post within less than a month of it happening (with help from my closest friends which I love them loads for). You have to push yourself, you have to know when something isn't going right and you have to give yourself a massive pat on the back when things are going great.

Nobody should settle with unfaithfulness being a big part of their identity, it isn't. It's just a small part of you, that doesn't need to be so loud but also, doesn't need to exist at all. Don't just settle, take steps to improving your life. Also remember that you aren’t alone. You are not the only one on this planet feeling the way you do and although at times it can seem as though nobody understands, yourself included, there will be somebody or something that can help. Ultimately, though, only you can make the biggest difference by making that first, and often very terrifying first step. I can’t even express to you in words how happy I am that I decided to make that change.

UPDATE | RELATIONSHIP

There are a few reasons as to why I wanted to do this update. Firstly, because I've never gone in depth what's happening in my life. Secondly, I think it will be so beneficial for me to look back on. Back in 2012, I wrote a post here on my blog all about how to be a morning person, in the hope someone else could take some comfort in what I had to say but I feel as there is no potion for the 'perfect life' and does that actually exist? I hadn't seen anyone else talking about their experiences with cheating and although it scared me to do it, I wanted to help others and to share my experience. At the time, I was the happiest I could be. This was until I became aware of things and certain situations that set an alarm off in my brain. Missing out on things quickly became normal throughout the relationship. I didn't want to think that anyone would do this. I think this was one of the many reasons why I didn't seek advice to begin with. I thought I had it under control by avoiding absolutely everything but this would trigger my anxiety.

As I've grown as a person, I became very aware of the fact I was going to be missing out on potentially life-changing opportunities if I carried on living my life in the same way and it bothered me SO MUCH. I was meeting a lot of new people who mostly appeared to have their shit together and I became so aware of the behaviours I'd installed so deeply into my subconscious mind that I didn't really know where to start. One of my biggest questions to myself was, why would I let myself be treated so badly? Especially when he begged for my forgiveness.

Everything has moved SO QUICKLY. Some weeks I feel on top of the world, and other weeks I would be rocking back and fourth in tears. Although I make jokes, it has really affected me. And although, I've never really talked in depth with anyone how bad it has affected me, it has been extremely challenging to balance. I went on a night out in Leicester last weekend and knowing I could stay at home and not run the risk of being in tears or pushing myself because I wanted to go, I WANTED TO DO IT. The amount of times I use to cry before he woke up because I knew something wasn't right. ALWAYS trust your instinct. The torture I'd put myself through sitting with all his family, something I wanted so desperately to enjoy (they were all so lovely to me) and my mind wouldn't let me. I didn't want to be known as "Eddie with the cheating boyfriend" because that's not me. I knew the basis of my anxiety but I couldn't honestly say if anything happened physically. Leaving him seemed the common sense to me but it just hadn't clicked this way before, I felt I was the one who said sorry at first? I worked hard week by week but just remember that it is not your responsibility to change someone who carries out the trait of unfaithfulness and don't EVER feel like you have to because you don't. Where you go, what you do, what you eat, who you hang out with.. Your choice. Don't let anyone undermine your life. Pulling off the top of a weed, won't stop it from re-growing eventually. I wanted to tackle the root of what's happened and I feel that's why I'm able to write this post within less than a month of it happening (with help from my closest friends which I love them loads for). You have to push yourself, you have to know when something isn't going right and you have to give yourself a massive pat on the back when things are going great.

Nobody should settle with unfaithfulness being a big part of their identity, it isn't. It's just a small part of you, that doesn't need to be so loud but also, doesn't need to exist at all. Don't just settle, take steps to improving your life. Also remember that you aren’t alone. You are not the only one on this planet feeling the way you do and although at times it can seem as though nobody understands, yourself included, there will be somebody or something that can help. Ultimately, though, only you can make the biggest difference by making that first, and often very terrifying first step. I can’t even express to you in words how happy I am that I decided to make that change.
Whenever you find an outfit that you're obsessed with, it's always a good idea to make note of it! I'm sure it's the same with everyone.. You've got a wardrobe full of clothes but some days you just can't find anything to wear! I especially loved this look that I created last month and it was perfect for when Wolverhampton was being very dull.

I styled this graphic jumper from New Look with my trusty winter coat from ASOS! Coats with fur hoods are a perfect way to 'winterise' any outfit and are also great for throwing over pretty much every look.

Simple accessories are important for any look as it can change it completely, I styled this look with a plain sophisticated watch from the large clothing retailer, Burton.

I recently made the discovery of girls jeans.. JONI JEANS! What? Men in girls jeans? They are incredibly comfortable and men's jeans have the habit of becoming saggy with a couple of washes and I'm not finding that this is the case with Topshop's Joni jeans as they shrink back to size every time. They have changed my life! (And who's going to know they're girls jeans?!)

Shoes are important.. we wouldn't be able to walk anywhere without them! I found the perfect pair from The Adidas store whilst I was browsing through their selection and they're so comfy and who the heck has time for laces, right?


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OUTFIT RUNDOWN | A FAVOURITE FROM LAST MONTH

Whenever you find an outfit that you're obsessed with, it's always a good idea to make note of it! I'm sure it's the same with everyone.. You've got a wardrobe full of clothes but some days you just can't find anything to wear! I especially loved this look that I created last month and it was perfect for when Wolverhampton was being very dull.

I styled this graphic jumper from New Look with my trusty winter coat from ASOS! Coats with fur hoods are a perfect way to 'winterise' any outfit and are also great for throwing over pretty much every look.

Simple accessories are important for any look as it can change it completely, I styled this look with a plain sophisticated watch from the large clothing retailer, Burton.

I recently made the discovery of girls jeans.. JONI JEANS! What? Men in girls jeans? They are incredibly comfortable and men's jeans have the habit of becoming saggy with a couple of washes and I'm not finding that this is the case with Topshop's Joni jeans as they shrink back to size every time. They have changed my life! (And who's going to know they're girls jeans?!)

Shoes are important.. we wouldn't be able to walk anywhere without them! I found the perfect pair from The Adidas store whilst I was browsing through their selection and they're so comfy and who the heck has time for laces, right?


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1. Do not wear your heart on your sleeve - this can be so hard and this is something that I have learnt to try and not do. This world sucks and it's literally every man for themselves and not EVERYONE has your best intentions. Keep the ones you know will be there close and don't forget them when somebody new comes around.

2. Real friends matter - this is something very similar to number one but keep the ones that mean to you very close because they're going to be with you through everything, even times where it's going to be hard.

3. Believe in yourself - this comes with time and a heck of a lot of self esteem but trust that you're doing the right thing for all the right reasons and don't let anybody hold you back.

4. Hold onto your dreams - don't let anyone knock you back! It doesn't matter what your dream is, grab it with BOTH hands and hold onto it (it's reachable!). Be determined and be focused and everything will fall in your favour.

5. Trust your instinct - you know when something isn't right and when something isn't then you need to change that for yourself. Be selfish, it's your life.

6. Be happy with your own skin - as humans we are always faulting ourselves if that's not the job we're in, then it's how we look in todays outfit. Learn to love the body you have because we're stuck with it, so embrace what you got!

7. Have time for yourself - me time is the most important time. Pop your earphones in, go for a walk or rest your eyes and listen to your favourite songs. Me time is healthy and everyone should be experiencing it. It gives you time to think, lets you become one again. Gather your thoughts and embrace the day you've previously had. Take everything in.

8. Nobody is ugly - Everybody on this earth is individual and has their own key features. I know everyone says this but if everyone was the same then the world would be so bloody boring! You might wake up everyday and look in the mirror and think you're ugly and tell yourself the same thing everyday but you're not. Don't think too hard about things that nobody else notices, be you.

9. Not everyone is nice - although it may not be possible to be physically ugly, some people unfortunately have a ugly soul, avoid these people. If you suspect someone has ugly intentions then throw them away and don't feel guilty about it, you're worth better.

10. Appreciate what you're blessed with - take time to watch the sun rise and set, take time to thank your parents for everything they've done for you and hold on to the good things you have. Just like the sun, trust that you will see light when times seem so be so dull and dark, just like flowers you can bloom into something amazing and so beautiful. Even though times may seem hard right now, it won't be like that forever.

11. Don't stress - the deadline you struggled to meet, the relationship falling down. Everything works out eventually and I am guilty of this myself but things that we worry about today will be a burden in our daily life soon, this is something that is very important to remember. Each of us have our own problems but they will only ruin our day, if we let them.

12. Don't compare yourself to others - your rate of success is just as significant as the next persons. I once heard a saying, "don't compare your chapter one to somebody else's chapter 10" and this is so correct. We are all at different stages and that's okay.

13. Actions speak louder than words - show your friends you appreciate them, although we don't do it for that reason, it's nice to feel like your kindness isn't going unnoticed.

14. Listen to the story of others - sometimes it's very soothing to hear somebody else talk to you about a similar situation that you're going through yourself, you can learn a lot from their experiences and how they overcome their experience.

15. Jealousy is not a good trait - If someone else is drowned with success whilst you're soaking up every little bit of success you get then be happy for them, don't be sour. Don't have a ugly heart. Good things come to every single one of us.

16. Don't feel pressured to grow up - hold on to that inner child take it to every fun aspects of your life, you will enjoy it a lot more. Don't let society put that pressure on you either.

17. Don't let the older generation bring you down - our generation is a lot different to how our older generation lived. Don't let them bring you down for making friends online, it's a whole new world and it should be embraced.

18. Make a note of your thoughts - I am currently writing this at 00:56. Let yourself stay up, even though you know you shouldn't and make a note of your late night thoughts. You may want to reflect upon these someday.

19. This brings me onto my last point - don't feel scared or embarrassed to question things. If something doesn't feel right, question it. If you don't understand something in your revision classes, question it. We all need help, it's human.

19 THINGS I'VE LEARNT IN 19 YEARS

1. Do not wear your heart on your sleeve - this can be so hard and this is something that I have learnt to try and not do. This world sucks and it's literally every man for themselves and not EVERYONE has your best intentions. Keep the ones you know will be there close and don't forget them when somebody new comes around.

2. Real friends matter - this is something very similar to number one but keep the ones that mean to you very close because they're going to be with you through everything, even times where it's going to be hard.

3. Believe in yourself - this comes with time and a heck of a lot of self esteem but trust that you're doing the right thing for all the right reasons and don't let anybody hold you back.

4. Hold onto your dreams - don't let anyone knock you back! It doesn't matter what your dream is, grab it with BOTH hands and hold onto it (it's reachable!). Be determined and be focused and everything will fall in your favour.

5. Trust your instinct - you know when something isn't right and when something isn't then you need to change that for yourself. Be selfish, it's your life.

6. Be happy with your own skin - as humans we are always faulting ourselves if that's not the job we're in, then it's how we look in todays outfit. Learn to love the body you have because we're stuck with it, so embrace what you got!

7. Have time for yourself - me time is the most important time. Pop your earphones in, go for a walk or rest your eyes and listen to your favourite songs. Me time is healthy and everyone should be experiencing it. It gives you time to think, lets you become one again. Gather your thoughts and embrace the day you've previously had. Take everything in.

8. Nobody is ugly - Everybody on this earth is individual and has their own key features. I know everyone says this but if everyone was the same then the world would be so bloody boring! You might wake up everyday and look in the mirror and think you're ugly and tell yourself the same thing everyday but you're not. Don't think too hard about things that nobody else notices, be you.

9. Not everyone is nice - although it may not be possible to be physically ugly, some people unfortunately have a ugly soul, avoid these people. If you suspect someone has ugly intentions then throw them away and don't feel guilty about it, you're worth better.

10. Appreciate what you're blessed with - take time to watch the sun rise and set, take time to thank your parents for everything they've done for you and hold on to the good things you have. Just like the sun, trust that you will see light when times seem so be so dull and dark, just like flowers you can bloom into something amazing and so beautiful. Even though times may seem hard right now, it won't be like that forever.

11. Don't stress - the deadline you struggled to meet, the relationship falling down. Everything works out eventually and I am guilty of this myself but things that we worry about today will be a burden in our daily life soon, this is something that is very important to remember. Each of us have our own problems but they will only ruin our day, if we let them.

12. Don't compare yourself to others - your rate of success is just as significant as the next persons. I once heard a saying, "don't compare your chapter one to somebody else's chapter 10" and this is so correct. We are all at different stages and that's okay.

13. Actions speak louder than words - show your friends you appreciate them, although we don't do it for that reason, it's nice to feel like your kindness isn't going unnoticed.

14. Listen to the story of others - sometimes it's very soothing to hear somebody else talk to you about a similar situation that you're going through yourself, you can learn a lot from their experiences and how they overcome their experience.

15. Jealousy is not a good trait - If someone else is drowned with success whilst you're soaking up every little bit of success you get then be happy for them, don't be sour. Don't have a ugly heart. Good things come to every single one of us.

16. Don't feel pressured to grow up - hold on to that inner child take it to every fun aspects of your life, you will enjoy it a lot more. Don't let society put that pressure on you either.

17. Don't let the older generation bring you down - our generation is a lot different to how our older generation lived. Don't let them bring you down for making friends online, it's a whole new world and it should be embraced.

18. Make a note of your thoughts - I am currently writing this at 00:56. Let yourself stay up, even though you know you shouldn't and make a note of your late night thoughts. You may want to reflect upon these someday.

19. This brings me onto my last point - don't feel scared or embarrassed to question things. If something doesn't feel right, question it. If you don't understand something in your revision classes, question it. We all need help, it's human.

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