My Morning Routine | By Harrison

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A couple of blog posts ago, I promised you a Morning Routine post. It’s taken me a while, but it’s finally here. I’ll tell you what, creating this blog post has made me realise just how many products I use, in the morning alone! I swear, I need help.

Anyway, let’s get on with it.

// Cleanse \\

The first thing I’ll do in the morning, is cleanse. As you would’ve seen from my ‘Morning Cleanse’ post >> HERE << I discovered a new trend of cleansing in the morning & I’m loving it. So this is the very first thing I’ll do (after brushing my teeth, obvs).

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// Hair \\

On to hair and it’s just a 2-product step for me (or maybe 3). Firstly I use my hairdryer to give a lil’ volume. Then I calm it down and put it into place with the L’Oreal Studio Line Matt & Messy. I absolutely love this product as it’s really matte and doesn’t actually look like you have anything in your hair. It’s a great product and one I’ve been using for years.

I then set the whole thing with a shit-tonne of hairspray and we’re good to go.

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// Face \\

Last but by no means least (and the step that needs the most attention). The face. For the face, I’m having a real content moment where I’m loving everything I’m using, It’s all agreeing with me and we’re in a good place. However, with the Glossier products not shipping here to the UK until October, I’m starting to panic… I’m running low.

Firstly I moisturise. 9 times out of 10, I’ll use the Glossier Priming Moisturiser however, sometimes I’ll mix it up and use the Origins Gel Moisturiser. I then prime my face with the Benefit Porefessional just to reduce the look of pores and eliminate shine. I then go in with the L’Oreal True Match concealer to cover any spots, marks or redness and the finish with the Glossier Balm Dot Com on my lips.

Out of all these products, if there was one that I’d like to replace it’s the Benefit Porefessional. I feel like I’m done with the whole silicone finish & I’m ready to explore the market for something else. Any suggestions? Please let me know!

 

So there you have it, a blast around my Morning Routine. The products I religiously use and the ones that make me look semi-normal in the mornings. Disclaimer: on the weekends are make zero effort, I wack on some moisturiser and lip balm and we’re good to go.

| Harrison |

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The Best Day In Brighton | By Harrison

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Over the bank holiday weekend, Emma & I took the short journey down to Brighton to spend the day chilling, eating food and mooching round the shops. Honestly, It was the best day ever. We got to Brighton by about 9:00am, so we were super early and managed to get there before the crowds.

The day started with a little stroll on the beach. We took some pictures of and by the old pier before heading up into town to start looking round the shops.

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We looked around the shops & The Lanes and to my surprise, I bought nothing! I know, shocker! We then went to the Brighton Pavilion and sat in the gardens for a while. There was music playing, dogs walking and the sun was shining. It was so relaxing, I could’ve stayed there all day… however, hunger hit. So by this point, it was time for lunch.

We went to Bella Italia for lunch, somewhere neither of us had been before. I highly recommend it to anyone, we had some pretty good pizzas!

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After lunch, we head back into The Lanes to continue looking round and accidentally fully on purpose, stumbled across Dum Dum Donuts. If any of you have watched Zoella’s Vlogs, you’ll fully understand exactly what I mean.

After that, with donuts in hand, we head straight for the beach to do some sunbathing. For a banking holiday & a Saturday, Brighton was surprisingly quiet. Sitting on the beach, eating our donuts and having deep chats was honestly the best escape. Nothing else mattered apart from getting a tan and chilling. I must do it more often.

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Brighton has always had such a place in my heart. I first went there on my 21st birthday and have been back time and time again since. The vibe, the energy and the creativity is so captivating and contagious. Everyone is so individual, nobody judges and it’s the perfect mix between Bournemouth (where I live) and London. They do say it’s the city by the sea.

If any of you have never been, you really must go!

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Check out the vlog below of our trip! It’s a pretty funny one… even if I do say so myself!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post & the vlog to go with it. I absolutely loved this day and creating the video! The perfect way to spend a bank holiday.

Thanks for checking it out & I’ll see you back here on Wednesday!

| Harrison |

Foody Friday | Food By Harrison

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This week on Foody Friday, I’m brining you some pretty amazing pizzas. Emma and I recently went to Brighton (stay tuned for a whole post on it’s way) where we went to Bella Italia. This is the first time I’ve ever been and let me tell you, It didn’t disappoint!

If I’m being honest, Emma’s pizza was a lot better than mine, but equally they were both good. It was such an amazing day and these pizza’s topped it off!

I hope you have a great weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!

| Harrison |

From Blogger To WordPress | By Harrison

Collage_Fotor_FotorAs you know, a while back I converted from Blogger to WordPress, gave it a little face lift and came back with a big ol’ re-launch. So today I thought I’d tell you about how I found the process, what I learnt and is it worth it?

Let me begin with why. When I first started blogging, I was weighing up what platform to use and came to the conclusion, Blogger was easier. Back then, I had not one single clue about anything, I just needed some quick, easy and simple to use. As time progressed, I began to love it more and the blog started to grow, I needed more flexibility. I needed more control of the layouts and features of the blog and overall, I needed it to look a little more professional. Blogger wasn’t going to give me that, so I took the leap and headed over to WordPress.

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So let’s jump into the things I learnt from the move…

It was hellaaa stressful. Figuring out how to export the blog, figuring out HTML coding, designing the new blog, creating the styles & setting up re-directions. When you think you’ve sorted one thing, there’s always something else.

The export was easier than I thought. Once I’d figured it out, actually doing the export from Blogger to WordPress was actually easier than I thought. For any of you who may want to do it. Simply click export blog on the settings menu, save it to your computer then import to WordPress. It’s actually pretty easy.

Google becomes your best friend. No matter what you need or want to do, if you’re unsure, google it and I guarantee the answer will be there. Honestly, I used google for near enough everything.

It’s so worth it. Since making the leap, I’ve loved being over here on WordPress. The freedom and features it provides, is amazing! I’ve not regretted a single thing!

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This is one of the things I love the most about blogging, the creativity. It’s been such an amazing experience to get my teeth stuck into a massive project, create a body of work I’m super proud of and something that I’m crazy in love with. It’s been a long time coming and now that it’s over… let’s just say I’m one happy bunny!

As you’re reading this post, I’m in the process of moving house… life’s been a little crazy and It’s only about to get crazier! Stay tuned for some DIY inspired posts!

Thanks for reading!

| Harrison |