The Struggle Is Real + Exciting News

Hello, feels like a lifetime since I last sat down and blogged! I’m home from New York and currently in a haze of being back to normality at work – whilst also being severely jetlagged. Whilst I managed to get sleep coming home it was a busy 3 days in New York and we walked over 60km – so I think that’s where the exhaustion is partly coming from.

Whilst away Ben popped the question on top of the Empire State building – which took me completely by surprise – whilst we’ve been together for 10 years, he’d booked a trip to new york  as a surprise so I wasn’t sure how he would have bought a ring without me being like – where’s all your money yo’! I’ll reveal the ring next week, as I bet there will be some who are interested – my family want to see it in person before seeing pictures and I don’t want to risk it getting back to them – although I know they won’t be looking at twitter and I did share it on there if you want to see!


I took lots of pictures and was attempting a mini vlog/snapshots of videos whilst there – I’m not sure how much footage I managed to get as I didn’t charge my phone on our last day – but I’m sure I can put a quick post together of pictures and what footage I did get from our trip.

I did of course do some shopping whilst away – not as much as thought I might, and wanted to see more things rather than do more shopping – and I have a significant amount of money I can exchange back – (so that’ll be going to wedding savings now!).


I’m wanting to film a haul of what I got, as well as a bit of a makeup purge/reorganisation from my vanity – as there’s items I’m not using, everything is overflowing and I want to make way for the new things which I bought! I hope to get a chance to do this over the weekend, but I am visiting my sister so whether I’ll have chance to do it – or whether I’ll need another week to catch up on missing sleep I’m not 100% sure – I have no scheduled posts for the first time in ages so not sure how quickly I’ll be getting things up, but I’m just enjoying being jetlagged curled up in my husband-to-be’s arms on the sofa!

Hope you’re having a good week!


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  1. February 4, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    His proposal took you for surprise?! Everyone has been whispering it for YEARS! ๐Ÿ˜›
    Congrats! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. February 4, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    Congratulations! How exciting ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. February 4, 2016 / 2:33 pm

    Congratulations to you both! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. February 4, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    Ah that’s such great news lovely, congratulations! Xx

  5. Anne
    February 4, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Congrats again, loved seeing the ring on twitter. He has great taste ๐Ÿ™‚
    The two of you look so happy in that shot.
    xo Anne

      • Anne
        February 5, 2016 / 8:47 am

        No help at all? That makes it even better. And it is a great shot!

  6. February 4, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    Congratulations! I couldn’t help but nearly tear up at this! Lovely!
    I am setting up a sort of networking project for beauty bloggers if you would like to get involved? I have read some of your stuff and think you’re really talented!

  7. Sam Carter
    February 4, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    Wow that is absolutely lovely! Congratulations!!! x

  8. February 5, 2016 / 3:34 am

    What a wonderful way to pop the question! On a vacation! Congratulations! Now here come the wedding planning!!!

  9. February 5, 2016 / 3:38 am

    Congratulations!! How exciting for you! The top of the Empire State Building is such a romantic place for him to propose. Looking forward to hearing more about your engagement!

  10. February 5, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    Congratulations!! I can’t wait to see your wedding planning posts (assuming there’ll be some) and how it all pans out! xx

  11. zoeliciousinsider
    February 5, 2016 / 9:35 pm


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