The Pursuit of Happiness - Waving

As I have got older, I have become more and more interested in my pursuit of happiness. This is a quite profound and poetic start to a blogpost [a far cry from Kim's lonely eyebrows] but I feel that the attainment of being happy is generally the consensus for mankind as we grow. This quest has taken many forms; from what I want to achieve in life, to who I want around me, and the more difficult provoking questions: what do I want for dinner?

This feeling became evident with a simple act of recognition from my best friend's fiancée. Let me set the scene: an atypical day of work, trudging away, clock watching, when the person mentioned above walked passed the window and waved. This simple action that has been natural to our species for centuries, really took me by surprise and for a few seconds I lost control over my hands and returned a very weak crooked wave.

After this brief encounter, my day became instantly brighter, just from such a simple act as waving your hand at someone. It also made me realise that waving was not something I normally do. In the digital age we live in, social networking and having a smart phone stapled to your hand means we take the more simple and normal actions for granted. Why wave when you can send a snapchat to your mate of your quinoa dinner?

Wave at someone, they will wave back [I promise you this is my own quote, although it may sound like it came from Socrates or some other old Greek bloke]. But seriously, we all live in a society in which we are constantly in a rush to somewhere or something and having brief conversations with people is not possible, but waving your hand at someone can definitely fit into our hectic schedules.

Try it out, it will make your day and hopefully, make someone else's.

P.s If you are unfamiliar with this archaic form of communication, please watch this short clip. 


After seeing loads of hype about the new palette, I decided to try it out myself. The twelve new colours in a range of rose-coloured hews from matt to shimmer are long-lasting and blend easily. I find that when applied they have are rich in colour with a velvety texture and I personally like Limit and Trick.  The £38.00 price tag made me self-loathe following purchasing, but this feeling was short-lived when I opened the box to reveal the cruelty-free double-ended blender brush and the four samples of Eyeshadow Primer Potion, which justified making it rain (as R.Kelly would say).

I also purchased this during this recent splurge and was equally impressed. This purchase was more justifiable as I have difficulty finding nail varnish that is good quality that does not leave my nails a depressing, dull, chipped, mess after a few minutes of applying. In contrast, this nail varnish leaves a professional finish, rich in colour and long-lasting.  An all-rounded good nail varnish - or  nail 'Lacquer'...

I have read several reviews about this product which made me want to purchase for comical reasons; my personal highlights of previous reviewers being:

'It's your brow's best friend' (my brows haven't ever really yearned for a friend...but this made me question whether they may actually be lonely?)
'Instant Kim Kardashian eyebrows' (I do want to be Kim :( )

After getting over that the mascara didn't make me look like Kim, and the fact my eyebrows didn't thank me for providing them with a best friend, I was still quite impressed at the natural look it gives and how it kept every hair in place. Definitely worth £4.99 and I am sure it makes Kim look more like Kim.

With Love From The Moon,

No bloody way...

One of my New Year's resolutions was to give blood and this has been one of the most difficult resolutions to fulfill so far. You would think that the process of giving blood is quite straight forward, with little impeding someone taking your blood: blood is blood, right?!

Last month, I visited a walk-in centre to give blood, however due to obtaining a general lack of sense (at times, most of the time...) I didn't realise you have to book an appointment prior to visiting the centre. So, me and my body full of blood (5 litres for the average person) shuffled home to book an appointment.

This week I went to my local sports centre to try again. Unforunately, after being prodded in the arm and finger with a needle, I was told that my blood had a slight iron deficiency and therefore they couldn't take blood. My haemoglobin count was 117g/l and the required count to give blood is 125g/l. I was handed an NHS leaflet on 'Haemoglobin and Iron - Donor Information' and told to come back in three months, when hopefully (special diet permitting) my iron count will have increased.

If anyone has given blood and been told something similar I would really appreciate any tips. Or has anyone ever had to have a special diet high in iron? Any help would be appreciated! Top tip: vitamin C helps the body absorb iron.

Third time will be a charm. </3 #foreverfullofblood :(

With Love From The Moon,



As a pale girl, I have always tried to embrace my ghost like complexion. Yet, as summer is quickly approaching, the wardrobe is evidently having an overhaul which means my pale legs will finally be getting some much needed vitamin D. I have always found it difficult to find a fake-tan that really gives me confidence when exposing my legs. I have found that most fake tan leaves me with a patchy, unnatural, heavy complexion (not to mention the stale biscuit aroma!).  That was until The Body Shop released their new Honey Bronze Tinted Leg Mist. This lovely bronzer gives an instant, even, sun kissed glow, that leaves my skin refreshed. The mist comes in one shade, yet I have found that if you build-up the product, a darker shade is not too difficult to obtain.  Not to mention how it leaves a lovely, natural matt finish; but best of all: it instantly washes off!
The product can be found here, at a reasonable price (£15 for 125ml) -

Any comments on your own experiences of fake tan?

With Love From The Moon,