Apparently today is the most depressing day of the whole year. While the date isn't the same every year, the day is. Statistically, the third Monday in January is the saddest day of the year, the day when everyone feels full of despair, totally fed up, down in the dumps, and generally pi...well, you get the idea!
I understand the logic behind the theory - the festive season is over,
the credit cards are maxed out, everyone's back to work and, if the Met
Office is right, the weather's about to get much worse! On top of
that, most people are feeling despondent because they've already broken
their resolutions, it's the middle of flu season and, oh yeah, it's Monday!
I don't know about you but every year I make the same old resolutions just worded differently. For example, last year I decided I was going to take up jogging, the year before - join a gym, before that - walk the dogs twice a day. Well, you get the idea, I know I need to get more exercise but I never stick to any resolutions because they're all far too rigid to fit into the life of a full-time working mother of five. So this year, I'm keeping it simple. I have one resolution which, when adhered to, will dramatically improve my life - this year my one resolution is 'I will improve'.
Busy crossing names off your gift giving list? Good for you! After all, this is the season of giving. Of course, that also means that someone out there is planning on giving to you as well. Hopefully your loved ones know you well enough that you can avoid those awkward moments of disappointment when you open a gift that is just sort of wrong. Yet, we all have that one particular person who, no matter how well intentioned, always gets it wrong. To help avoid those long pauses wrapped in frozen smiles as you search for a polite way to say thank you, here is a helpful gift list for the beauty and fashion lover to share with the blissfully clueless.
In today's society, health and beauty products have become essential items for both men and women. These products, which span a number of different areas, can cost anything from a few pounds to several hundred! With finances continuing to be tight for many of us, keeping our finances healthy and looking good is as important as keeping ourselves healthy and looking good. Nevertheless, with some savvy thinking, it is achievable.
By Jenny MacLeanGuest Blogger
at 12:20PM, 2 years ago |
Money Saving Tips
As I am sure you are aware, the Versace collection for H&M has been revealed. This long-awaited marriage of couture and the High Street was greeted with loving approval by fashion's media elite, a usually fickle crowd who delight in the fall as much as the rise to grace. Maybe it is the enduring love for the house of Versace or the fact that these mass produced dresses are actually high fashion but every review I've read has been overwhelmingly approving of the line. As I am certainly not in the media elite circle, I can unbiasedly tell you the truth about this "purse-friendly" endeavour. It is gorgeous! While the collection is primarily focused on partywear, there are some nice jackets and separates to mix in with daily wear. Donatella was even generous enough to include jewellery and accessories into the budget friendly line.
You can look at summer in two ways - beautiful blue skies, warm sunshine and an abundance of colour laid out by our country's natural foliage and abundance of flowers. Or, sunburn, heat rash, insect bites and hayfever! Whilst the latter may be less than enticing, it's a fact that just about every Brit will suffer from one or another in their lifetime so, as the warmer weather approaches, get your medicine cupboard in order so you're fully prepared for whatever the summer throws at you.
First things first. Before you update your medicine cupboard you need to
give it a good spring clean. Check expiration dates on lotions, potions
and medicines and anything that's past its sell-by date needs to go.
(And remember, medicines can be returned to any chemist for safe disposal.)