Monday, 10 December 2018

GIFT IDEAS FOR HER

Preston avenue have the most gorgeous things on there site, one thing every girl needs is a notebook, so why not get a cute personalised one? And its an absolute bargain at only £8 https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PrestonAvenue/items

I love this cute little trinket dish to keep all those little bits together! It would make such a cute present! This is from Coconut Lane, if you use my discount code LYDIAANNE20 you will get 20% off! https://coconut-lane.com/collections/bedroom-accessories/products/you-are-amazing-trinket-dish

This cute stool is the perfect accessory to any room! They do them in pink, white and black and its absolutely stunning! Again this is from Coconut Lane, remember to use my discount code LYDIAANNE20 for 20% off.

Tea
ns Silver Shed do some amazing jewellery, and even better its a local business right here in Cornwall, I own a few of her pieces already and im obsessed! You can even get gift vouchers if your unsure on what to buy as a gift! https://www.teanssilvershed.co.uk/product-page/sterling-silver-heart-studs-beaten

Saturday, 8 December 2018

GIFT IDEAS FOR HIM


This is the perfect gift for that man in your life, whether it be a boyfriend, dad, brother, uncle etc it would suit anyone, every man owns a few ties, so why not get them a personalised tie hanger to keep them neat and tidy, this is from gettingpersonal.co.uk 





Getting personal is a really great website, they also have these fab pint glasses which you can put the recipients name on. gettingpersonal.co.uk

Boxers and socks are always a good shout as who doesn't need those? These are from www.sportsdirect.com

Most people have a scar or stretch marks they don't like, well this nourisil gel is really good for helping the appearance of scars and stretch marks, I used them on my belly during and after pregnancy and it helped loads! https://www.nourisilmd.co.uk/

Monday, 3 December 2018

MY CURRENT SKINCARE ESSENTIALS

Hello everyone, sorry I havnt done a blog post in a while, life has been crazy as usual! Im definitely looking forward to 2019 being a bit quieter! Today I thought id share with you my current skincare essentials, that you all need to know about and have in your make up bag!




First off is this coco butter, ive only recently started moisturising regularly! ( I should of started a long time ago ) this one is by Vaseline and it smells and feels incredible! 

Every time I wear make up, I remove it with coconut oil, I rub it into my face, and I wipe it clean with a reusable make up wipe! The coconut oil literally melts your make up and its anti bacterial! You only need to use a tiny bit so this size pot lasts forever! 

At the end of every evening I apply this night cream from garnier, to help moisturise my skin and its also anti ageing so it helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles! It smells and feels incredible! Ive been using this for a while now and my skin definitely looks more youthful! I know im only 22 but now is the time to start using anti ageing products! 

In the morning I always apply a moisturiser to my face, this one is from nivea and its perfect for oily skin, and again it smells and feels lovely, I will then either put my make up on over the top, or I will just leave my face bare, depending on what im feeling like! 

These four products have worked wonders on my skin! What are your skincare essentials? Leave me a comment below! 


Thursday, 29 November 2018

ANOTHER LIFE UPDATE


Its has been a long time since I last updated you on what's going on, I post a lot more regularly on my YouTube channel so make sure you go and check that out, by searching Lydia Anne on YouTube.

The past few months have been crazy, I moved out of my home that I lived in with the girls dad, and I stayed with some family members for a while until I was offered a place of my own.

I had a phone call on the Tuesday about a possible property I could have, the next day I went to view it and signed up, and the Thursday I had moved in! It happened so quickly it still doesn't feel real! I have a cute little two bedroom flat which I am in love with, its still not perfect and I have a lot of work to do, but finally me and the girls have a place to call home!


I filmed a few moving in vlogs if your interested in seeing what my flat looks like, I'm also planning on going back to work at the salon in January which I am very excited about, you know your a parent when going to work is a 'break' but I'm looking forward to doing some extra beauty courses and seeing all my lovely clients again, and working with my lovely salon girls!

Another big thing that's happened is I've been signed off from my counselling, they have seen such an improvement that I don't need to go anymore, and I'm honestly feeling a lot better! I also spoke with the doctor the other day and I've gone from 150mg of sertraline to 100mg to 50mg now, so I'm slowly cutting down and next year I will be off them completely. If you want to find out more about my post natal depression, I have a few videos on my YouTube channel.

Something else exciting has happened and I'm not going into too much details as its still very new and I respect this persons privacy and the fact that they have to get used to my life being posted on social media, but I'm now happy to say I have a boyfriend.

So that's it for now, were preparing our flat for Christmas, and our first Christmas with willow which is super exciting. I will update you guys again very soon, but I'm hoping to start doing more blog posts now! Let me know in the comments what sort of thing you would like to see! I have a few posts planned!

L Y D I A   A N N E

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

LIFE UPDATE

Hi Everyone,



So its been a while since I wrote a blog post, ive been slightly more active on my youtube channel, but ive had a lot going on recently! My life has been turned upside down and im currently trying to turn it around.

So a few months ago now my girls dad left me, im not going to go too much into detail as its good to keep somethings private and I do share a lot! So along with that and being diagnosed with post natal depression ive had a hard few months, the break up was a complete surprise to me, I didn't see it coming, we were planning our wedding and looking forward to the future with our two gorgeous girls. Then sudd
enly I was left on my own to be a single mum. Im still coming to terms with what has happened, I still don't understand it, and it still dosnt feel real, I honestly never imagined I would be on my own as a mum, but it is what it is and ive just got to make the most out of a bad situation, and make sure my girls grow up knowing that there so loved by us both!

Its been really hard, but im getting to the point now where I feel like im getting somewhere, I just had my first counselling session, and im on medication to help with the depression. Now im just trying to figure out what to do with myself, how to be a single mum, how to co parent, what to do with my career, finding a house. Life has been crazy to say the least!

Its insane how quickly things can change in life, no matter how sure you are of something, in a split second it could change! But I know this ye
ar has taught me a lot, and its taught me how to be strong, how to carry on, and how to be independent.

I am very thankful to my family and friends who have been around recently and supported me! Without them I would have really struggled!

On a more positive note, im more sociable than ever, ive found out who Lydia is (as for a while I lost her) and ive realised that im one kick ass strong independent woman! And im more ambitious than ever! Im determined to create an amazing life for my kids regardless of any situation were in!

Please anyone out there if you are struggling, go and speak to your doctor, or local mental health team, a family member, a friend, literally anyone! It can be daunting opening up to someone, but things can turn around! I got to a point where I was so sick with my depression (before I had any help) that I literally felt insane, I could almost feel my head swirling around with all the thoughts, and ive managed to get better, so no matter how bad you might be feeling, people can help, and you can get better!

Most Recent

GIFT IDEAS FOR HER

Preston avenue have the most gorgeous things on there site, one thing every girl needs is a notebook, so why not get a cute personalised o...