My experiences with Lip Fillers

Hi everyone,

I know it’s been a long time since I last did a post, but I’ve just taken a short break, as I’ve had problems with my health, and I’ve been struggling for ideas, but I’ve found the perfect idea today, so I’m back with this post.

Today I went and got infills in my lip fillers. I realise that at the moment, there has been a lot of craze about fillers in general and that to most people it’s like a fashion trend. However, that is not the case for me, and I just wanted to share my experience with you all. I noticed in my smile that there was like a curvy line, which showed my teeth, which I hate, and I wanted the fillers to correct this. I have calcium deposits on my teeth, which are like spots that have been created by milk/calcium products.

This was me before lip fillers, this is from about 5 years ago, so ignore 18 year old me, but it shows the gap in my smile – I’m on the left:

I first got lip fillers at the end of may. I had 1ml, which was 0.5ml to create the outside of my lip, and 0.5 ml to fill the inside of my lip. This would not be a great difference to the lip, as there was not much product in them, but straight away I loved the difference that I had seen and I got addicted straight away! Because of my age, I was told to rebook in the next 3-4 months, as it is only semi-permanent, so it doesn’t last forever, and because I was younger, I have a faster metabolism.

This was after my first filler:

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I have only just gone back for my refill. She used Juvederm ultra this time, instead of Restylane, which she used the last time to create the structure of my lips, so she changed this to create more volume in my lips. She used the 1ml just into the centre of my lips this time, concentrating on my top lip to help to fill the gap. So I’m looking forward to seeing the difference.

My lips are quite swollen at the moment, but once they are settled, I will update you more on my smile.

I have had a lot of people telling me not to mess with my face, and asking me why I do this, but I am doing this for me – my confidence, that’s all that should matter, if it makes me feel confident, why should it matter? Do what you want, you are in control of yourself!

Talk again soon,

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Behind the Scenes of a Blogger

Hi everyone,

Firstly I would like to thank Byroni Burns for the nomination! I have been nominated to do the #Behindthescenesofablogger challenge!

Here we go!

What Inspired you to create a blog and publish blog posts?

I have always loved the idea of blogging and creating my own posts. Reading other people’s posts also inspired me to just write things that mean a lot to me.

How long have you been blogging for?

I have been blogging on wordpress since May, so only 3 months. However, I had a blogger website which I created around July last year, but I wanted to change to wordpress as it seemed so much easier to use.

Have you had any other blogging websites?

Yes Blogger, I also use Tumblr, and have done since I was around 14/15 years old, so just under 10 years.

Where do you see yourself and your blog in 5 years time?

I really want my blog to grow, and for me to finally be self hosted, just need to find the right site!

What message are you trying to get across within your blog posts?

To blog about what you love, don’t just blog about anything! Also to post about things that will interest others, including photo’s!

Do people from school, college, uni or work find your blog?

No one from College has found my blog, however, my friend from school found it on my twitter, and my family and friends aswell!

What does your username mean?

So, it’s simple, but naturally I’m a brunette, and I loved being tanned, so… yeah! However, I have recently had a bayalage in my hair, and it’s now blonde towards the bottom, so do I keep my name or change it?

Who are your favourite bloggers? 

Sarah Ashcroft was the first and main blogger to inspire me! I’m so happy she has recently brought her blog back again!

Laura is another blogger. I initially asked her for advice when starting my blog. Her blog is lovely!

Here are my nominations:

1. Sam

2. Jess

3. Becca

4. Ruth

5. Charlotte

6. Louisa

Nominate up to 10 people, look forward to reading your answers!

Hope you’ve enjoyed reading this!

Gran Canaria 2018👫☀️💕

Hi everyone,

I’m sorry it’s been a while since I promised this blog post, but I’ve just been so busy with college work and exams!

As some of you may know I went to Gran Canaria, and had the most amazing time away! I just want to be back there now, it was the best holiday I’ve ever had with my love! I’ve decided I definitely want to get my Palm Tree tattoo done now after this holiday!

This year, we decided to go away for 2 weeks, as we’ve done 7 days and 10 days before, so we thought we’d be better doing 2 weeks, and it was well worth it!

Anyway, let’s get onto it!

We flew on the Monday, and started the day with a lovely breakfast at the airport. I had never tried Eggs Benedict, but really wanted too! And oh my god! They were amazing!! Would definitely recommend if you’re a foodie like me!

We booked with TUI, I have never flown with them, but so glad I did! We went on the dreamliner plane, and it was lovely! The staff were all so nice, and the plane was comfortable, and actually enjoyable! And we got to watch a film in front of us, which is amazing! So of course I watched the Greatest Showman!

We stayed in a place called Mas Palomas, in San Bartolomé Tirijana! The location was perfect, we were a short walk away from the beach, local shops and restaurants, and a place called the Yumbo Centre, which I will talk about later!

This was our hotel, Clubhotel Riu Papayas! It was such a beautiful hotel, such lovely staff and entertainment at night for all ages! And for all inclusive, the food was amazing! If you go on much All inclusive holidays, you will know how rubbish the food is, but here, the food was so lovely, and varied, and they also had two other restaurants within the hotel, a Spanish restaurant – Olé, and an Asian restaurant – Zhu!

Spanish restaurant:

Asian Restaurant:

My boyfriend has already been to Gran Canaria before, so luckily he also could tell me where is good to go, and he recommended this Sandwich place – sounds weird right? But it was actually amazing, the sandwiches were like €1, and they did a deal for a sandwich and a beer, which obviously he was impressed about! They did sweet and savoury sandwiches, which is even better!! It’s called 100 Montaditos and they have a few in different countries around Spain, so I would definitely recommend going!!

We were quite lucky, as because we were all inclusive, it gave us the option whether to stay in for food, or go out and have food!

We found a place which we fell in love with, an Irish Bar of course, thanks to me! Called Mulligan’s! We enjoyed it so much that we came here a few nights, some for food and drinks, and some for just drinks! And the portion sizes are unreal!!

The Yumbo Centre is also another place I would recommend to go! It’s a party centre, but the drag shows there are amazing and there’s lots of lovely places to eat there! Even places for coffee and ice cream!

Royal:

Wapa Tapa:

Definitely recommend this place! The staff are so lovely, just make sure you book before hand! We came here twice!!

Cafe bar:

We also went to Palomas Park, which I have already spoken about in my post here:

https://bronzedbrunettex.wordpress.com/2018/08/09/dolphins🐬💕/

One of the highlights of my holiday was booking the most romantic restaurant and doing a wine tasting menu!

Now I don’t like wine, just the occasional glass of white now and again! But the food was sensational – since being with my boyfriend, I have become more adventurous with food, and these pictures can prove this! The restaurant was called 360 and is above a hotel called Bohemia Suites and Spa!

360:

I apologise for all the pictures of food in this post! But I hope you have all enjoyed this post,

Sorry it’s late!

Talk again soon,

Dolphins🐬💕

Hi everyone,

As some of you know, I have spent the last 2 weeks away in Gran Canaria!

A highlight of my holiday was going to Palmitos Park! This is basically like a Zoo, you can watch shows, and see loads of animals, and I had to go because I found out there were Dolphins!!

Ever since being a baby, I have loved Dolphins, so much so that when I was little, my bedroom was like an ocean! Sea wallpaper, and matching duvet! Dolphin ornaments and wind chimes aswell! I know, a tad obsessed right! I was only a child though, to be fair!

It was the best experience of my life though! I cried the whole way through! And I even got to have a picture with a Dolphin!!

The pictures cost me €30, as I got to kiss the Dolphin aswell, but honestly, I would pay so much more, being that close to a Dolphin is honestly the best experience ever!!

I would definitely recommend coming here if you go to Gran Canaria! It is really affordable, and honestly a good day out for all ages! I will show you some of the photos and video’s I took whilst I was there!

It also had a lovely restaurant aswell, where we had some lunch! I was surprised because the portion sizes were good aswell, and the food was just beautiful!

We had the Caesar Salad!

The only thing we missed was the Tropical Birds show, but you had to sit down to watch the show, and by this point it was already like 2:30, and where you sit, the seats are open into the sun! So you can imagine how hot the seats were, as it must have been about 35 degrees atleast!!

It wasn’t a major thing though, as you could see the birds as you walked around!

This was honestly one of the best days of my life! And if I could do it again, I would do it 100x over!!

Hope you have enjoyed reading this, and look out for my blog post about my holiday in Gran Canaria coming soon!

Talk soon,

Sunshine Blogger Award!

I want to thank Stralthy for the nomination! It means a lot when people think of me, and nominate me for these!

Here are the questions I have been asked!

  • 1 What is your zodiac sign? Do you identify with it?
  • I’m an Aries!
  • I relate to these:
  • They’re good friends, they always look out for their friends with caring and generosity and will protect them should the need arise and encourage them with their natural optimism. If confronted, they can turn to be quite childish, will fight back with their agressive nature and are known to have temper tantrums should they not get their way.

  • Underneath the strong, independent surface may lie insecurity. This is due to the intense drive to succeed and they put too much pressure on themselves, thus resulting in self-doubt however, the natural optimism and enthusiasm overtakes this and the underlying insecurity may never be known to others.

  • 2 Name 2 books that truly impressed you.
  • I really need to start reading more books, but I enjoyed reading Charlotte Crosby’s books! And Holly Hagan’s book was a good read too!
  • 3 Tell me 3 apps from your phone that you think are very useful.
  • I only really use like Social Media apps! I think my WordPress app is useful though, and Canva for blogging purposes!
  • 4 Who did you come up with your blog name?
  • I wanted a blog name personal to me! I love being bronzed, and I’m a brunette!
  • 5 Do your friends/family know about your blog / others social media? (if yes, what do they think about it, if no why did you decide to keep it private)
  • I tell everyone about my blog, because I enjoy doing it, I just need to be more confident about it and myself!
  • 6 If you could skip the next 5 years, would you do it? Explain your answer.
  • Definitely not! I enjoy living each moment and each day, and I would miss vital things if I skipped it!
  • 7 What animal do you wish you could transform into and why?
  • I really love dolphins! They’re my fav animal, they’re so peaceful and free, so I would transform into one!
  • 8 Favorite quote?
  • “Happiness isn’t something you put inside, it’s already there. Sometimes you just need someone to help you find it.” – Trolls
  • 9 What did you dreamt to be when you were little?
  • Sounds weird, but I wanted to be a fairy or a princess like most Little girls want to be! I then realised I wanted to be a teacher! That all back failed though, when I went for a Uni interview, and it’s put me off ever since! So thanks for nothing Manchester Met!
  • 10 Any advice you would like to share with smaller bloggers?
  • Just do you, don’t worry about what others think! And don’t concentrate too much on numbers, views, followers etc! If people love your blog, that’s all that matters! Don’t try to copy other bloggers either! Try and talk from your own experiences!
  • 11 Answer truly: are you happy?
  • I can’t say that I’m 100% happy with everything at the minute, but where I am right now, and what I’m working towards, I’m happy with at the minute!
  • My questions are:
    1. When did you start blogging and why?
      Is there anything you would like to work on, either about yourself or your blog?
      What are your strengths and weaknesses?
      What is your favourite thing ever? Or is there anything you are passionate about?
      If you could only choose one thing to have for the rest of your life, would you choose to be able to travel unlimitedly, or to have the most amazing, home and lifestyle?
      If you could live anywhere, where would you live?
      Is there any foods, you would not ever try?
      Do you have a tattoo? If not, would you get one?
      What is your dream job?
      What is your favourite thing about holidays?
      What are you future plans?
  • I now nominate:
  • Blogging By Soph
  • Ruth In Revolt
  • KabelSalad
  • Amy Jane
  • Embumblex
  • Out Of The Dark & Into The Beauty
  • Beaute Princess
  • Niamh R Blogs
  • Lucy Mary
  • Selina The Label
  • Jaz Saunders
  • (Sorry if you have already been nominated, I just didn’t know who else to choose, and I have only really interacted with you all!)
  • I hope you have enjoyed reading this!
  • Talk again soon,
  • Getting my hair done for the first time!

    Hi lovelies,

    So for quite a while now, I have been really interested in getting a bayalage done! If you don’t know what this is, it’s a type of hairstyle! Google it, cause I can’t really explain it 😂!

    Now at the age of 23, I have decided that I need to do it! So I booked in! It was easy to book in, considering I’ve never been to this salon before! But I heard so many good comments about it, that I needed to try it out for myself!

    I’m so glad I did! I feel like my hair finally has life, and the girl who did it, took so much care, and made sure it was exactly what I wanted, which is important to me!

    So my hair has always been a darkish brown, with a few ginger streaks you can see in the sun! I love my natural hair, however this is something I have wanted for a while, and I thought if I didn’t do it now, when would I do it?

    This is the end result, not the best picture, if you seen it in person, it would do more justice!

    *Update* The hairdresser has put a picture up of my before and after!

    Before:

    After:

    It was honestly the best decision I have made, although I was uncertain at the time, but new things are scary right?

    I’m going on holiday now, so my next post will be after I come home, so brace yourselves for lots of holiday spam!

    Talk soon,

    Xxx

    The Mystery Blogger Award

     

    I am so grateful to be nominated for the Mystery Blogger award! This award was created by Okoto Enigma, and I was nominated by Elle’s Écrit.

     

    Here are the rules of the award!

    1. Display the award logo/image on your blog

    2. List the rules

    3. Thank whoever nominated you and link their blog.

    4. Mention the creator of the award, and link their blog.

    5. Tell your readers three things about yourself.

    6. Nominate 10-20 people. Notify them of this by commenting on their blog.

    7. Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, with one weird or funny question (specify)

    8. Share a link to your best posts (they are The Love of My Life and  Friends Fest 2017)

    And here are my answers!

     

    Three things about me.

    I’m not a very interesting person, so I apologise about this.

    1.  I’m currently studying Beauty Therapy, I have been for a year now, and I am hoping to pass in a few weeks. August 19th. I have my Level 2, I just hope I pass my Level 3.

    2. I really, really want to go to New York and Disneyland in Florida. This is on my bucket list, and I would hopefully like to go Next Year, if possible.

    (Rhys if you’re reading this, remember how much I love you)

    3. I can’t swim, because I’m scared I will drown. I also hate heights, and spiders.

     

    The five questions I was asked are as follows.

    1. (Weird/funny) If you were in the finals of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here* what three course meal would you choose?

    Starter – Either Prawn Crackers or Bruschetta, not very adventurous, but I just love them!! Ooooh, or maybe Nachos too!

    Main – Maybe some kind of pasta, or chicken wrap, or Fajitas, mmmmm yeah, Fajitas, with all the sauces of course!!

    Dessert – This is a hard one for me, I love Cake, I love Ice cream, and I love Sorbet, so something sweet please!!

     

    2. Do you prefer Apple or Android?

    Apple, definitely, could not live without my phone, (sad I know), Would really like an Apple Mac, and maybe an Ipad too!

     

    3. What makes you happy?

    I know it sounds cheesy, but being happy, making others happy. Spending time with the people who mean most to me – My boyfriend, my friends and family.

     

    4. What weird trend do you wish didn’t exist?

    This is a weird one, can’t really think of trends.. Maybe flossing, or twerking, can’t do any of them!

     

    5. If you had to go back and re-live one day, what day would you choose and why?

    This is also a hard one, as there have been so many highlights in my life.

    The one thing I can think of right now, is the day I went to the Friends Set. It was honestly the best thing, I cried.

    You can read about it in one of my last posts:

    Friends Fest 2017

     

     

    Here are my five questions!

    1. What is the one place you would love to visit?

    2. Do you have any fears? 

    3. Is there one goal you would really like to accomplish in your life?

    4. Name one thing you are proud of that you have achieved

    5. Name one interesting thing about yourself

     

    And here’s my nominations!

    Blogging By Soph

    Ruth In Revolt

    KabelSalad

    Amy Jane

    Embumblex

    Out Of The Dark & Into The Beauty

    Beaute Princess

    Niamh R Blogs

    Lucy Mary

    Selina The Label

    (Sorry if you have already been nominated, I just didn’t know who else to choose, and I have only really interacted with you all!)

     

    Thank you all for reading,

     

    Talk again soon,

     

    Catherine

     

    Xxx