Merry, merry Christmas!

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I last posted! Everything has been a little crazy here with work and Christmas. Am I the only one a little bit glad it’s over?

Even thought I’m glad it’s over, I have to say I had an amazing Christmas. New Dior make up products (YAY!), money, perfume and the creme de la creme… A new Michael Kors bag! If you know me, you know I’m no stranger to a nice Michael Kors, but in it’s gorgeous berry pink, I think the new one might just be my favourite.

I can’t believe 2015 is only round the corner and I’m already hoping it’s going to bring amazing things: Weight loss, my 21st birthday and another year closer to my dream of Cabin Crew. Add in a holiday to Florida, a weekend in Bournemouth and hopefully another trip (and a new iPhone), I’m definitely excited.

I’ll be back to blogging normally soon! I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and I wish you all the best for 2015!

Xox

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Bucket list, part 2!

Since my last post about my bucket list of travel destinations, I started to create a bit of a list in my head. With all the places on it, I definitely need to go into the travel industry. Destination number 2?

Auckland.

Auckland

There’s a list of places I want to go, and then a list for why I want to go to each of those places. Auckland for me has a strong hold. Before I was born, my great Uncle and his wife moved their family out to Auckland and as a result, I only saw him in the flesh once. Now, I have a whole family out there, most of whom I’ve never met. Auckland is on my list so I can meet my two baby cousins, and the older ones who I’ve seen, but never properly met.

The city itself looks stunning, beautiful waterfront, a lovely place to be, with the typical ‘skyscrapers’ you get in cities. I’m sure once my cabin crew dreams come true, I’ll be able to visit this amazing place and be able to visit my family. Have any of you been to Auckland or anywhere else in New Zealand? Any tips?

It gets me through the day.

No, I’m not just talking about Taylor Swift’s new album, although that totally does get me through my days at work. (Get it, it’s good!)

My computer’s wallpaper at work is a picture of an Emirates plane, and just a quick catch glimpse can make me smile. Today, it got me thinking of all the places in the world I want to go. So every now and then, I’ll give myself a serious case of needtotravelitis and do a travel bucket list post.

Post one.

Travel bucket list destination – Beijing.

Beijing-China

I have wanted to go to China for the longest time, and even considered climbing the Great Wall for charity. Problem? I know nothing about China, any tips?

Dreaming, dreaming, dreaming

For those of you who know me, you may know that I’ve wanted to be cabin crew since I was a little girl and after deciding that I was going to pursue my dream, I’ve seen a giant, steep hill to climb. (I found I can post this because it is technically about travel.)

I’ve never been the girl that looks like a “cabin crew girl”. I’m not slim, I let my hair get greasy sometimes and wearing make up everyday seems like such an effort in the mornings. I’ve found myself trying to perfect donut buns, trying to find a red lipstick that suits my skin and spending my free time on an exercise bike whilst eating salads when I go to Nandos with my best friend. I found myself wondering if it’s alright to have a dream change you, before the dream has even been achieved.

I’ve been on a struggle to feel good about myself for years, and when people constantly push you down, it is hard to do, but I always feel free and myself when I’m travelling, and when I am, I know I’m watching the cabin crew and knowing that I want and can do that job.

I’ve discovered that dreams are what keep you going, that keep me on the exercise bike, even if I haven’t plucked up the courage to go back to my gym yet, and keep me walking up that steep hill. Should I feel bad about myself when I eat pizza or have a bacon sandwich? No, but is it right to realise that they might pushing my dreams further away from me? Sure.

One day this blog will turn into a blog about my travels all over the world with airline I work with (*Cough, Emirates, Cough*) and I will be the happiest girl in the world. I’ll be healthy, and living my dream. Thank you Cabin Crew, for giving me my push.

(Sorry for the rant and the in depth self analysis.)

The good type of addict.

While I was away in America, I treated myself to a few new bits of make up (Try a whole new collection..) and one stand out piece for me is the Dior Addict It-Lash mascara in black.

It separates your lashes and makes them look so long! I have recommended this to my mum, who made the buy instantly, and my friends. Now to anyone who reads this!

If you’ve used Benefit They’re Real or anything similar, I would definitely give Dior Addict a try. It’s that extra step up from the Benefit mascara and is worth that couple of extra ┬ús.

 

Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara

The first one.

I have to admit.. I’m a blogging virgin. This is the first time I have ever thought of blogging.

The idea came to me a few weeks ago at my monthly visit to my osteopath, Anna. It was two days before I was due to fly to New York for a one week holiday with my Mum. I have to give credit to Anna, she makes me laugh, cracks my back and gave me the idea to make a blog about the different places I’ve seen in the world, however limited.

I also have to give credit to my mum. We were in the middle of a google chat when she asked me to admit that I had a make up addiction. If I can blog about travelling, I can blog about beauty products, right? I mean, I do have a fair few…

So this is what this blog will be. Me, my make up stash and my past and future travels.

I hope you can bear with me whilst I find my blogging legs, well, fingers. I’m already looking forward to writing the next one!

Xoxo (Who am I kidding, I only wish I could be Gossip Girl)

-Ashleigh

P.s. If you are looking for a good osteopath/chiropractor, Anna’s details are below.

Anna Chapman
Hertford Osteopathic Clinic
195 Ware Road
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG13 7EQ