GUEST SPOT – HolzieLoves – My Anxiety Tips!

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Please give Holly from the lifestyle, health and positivity blog, HolzieLoves, a warm RosemaryHelenXO welcome!

 

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Holly has been blogging for around three years which developed from writing about things she loved – then it has further evolved into talking about being positive, giving advice and sharing her journey of being a chronically ill person and how she get’s through it!

Writing is a huge passion of hers since she was handed pen and paper. Being part of the blogging community really is great and she has made some amazing friends along her journey. She recommends anyone who wants to start blogging to definitely go for it.

 

You can keep up to date with Holly by following her adventures on Instagram, HolzieLoves!

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As you aren’t a regular reader here, you won’t know my anxiety history. I’ll leave my story of how it started here in-case you want to have a nosey. Let’s just say I’ve had it for going on two decades and I’ve picked up some helpful coping strategies;

❤️ When you feel an anxiety attack coming on, try and get out into the fresh air and sit down if possible. I get hot and lightheaded in an attack so fresh air and somewhere to perch my bum is much needed.

❤️ The main thing is to concentrate on your breathing to try bring it back to normal. So breath in for 4, hold for 7 and let out for 8. I thought oh my goodness I can’t breath in for that long. But it really does work.

♥️ I have always found music to be the perfect distraction when I’m anxious. In particular I like soft music like acoustic or love songs. Songs that have great lyrics you can focus on. I also love listening to a crackling fire on the relaxing sounds app. Alternatively if you want loud music to try drown out the anxious thoughts that helps too in my opinion.

♥️ You’ve all heard of the grounding tip of things you can see etc using all your senses. Well I’ve come up with this one.

In your bag have something that has a scent that makes you happy like your fave perfume or cologne. I do love lavender too so some essential oils are really handy too. Have your happy photos on your phone in a folder easily accessible so you can look at them to bring your emotions back to not being stressed out. Your phone will come for the next two senses which is listen – so it could be the music I mentioned, or some affirmations that you can pre record to remind yourself that everything is going to be ok. Your mouth without a doubt will be dry in an anxiety attack so popping your favourite sweet in will definitely calm you down, tried and tested by me.

Last sense is touch. There are so many stress relievers out there on ebay/ wish / amazon. Having that at hand in your bag will come in so handy if that’s all you can manage to get during your attack.

♥️ Reach out and ask for help or just message/call someone you trust and say help me take my mind off things, distract me, make me laugh. Pretty sure you have one person you can turn to.

I really could go on and on and on but I think I’ll leave it there.

I’m always here for any of you if you feel the need to chat.

Hope this has been of some help.

Til next time,

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Guest Spot – Skincare Sensei – fresh – Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in HONEY & SPICE – REVIEW

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Please give Maemi from the Beauty and Skincare blog, Skincare Sensei, a warm RosemaryHelenXO welcome!

 

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Maemi is a fellow skincare enthusiast, and offers her wonderful views on a variety of products to help you make informed decisions rather than believing the Instagram hype!

You can keep up to date with Maemi by following her adventures on Instagram, Skincare Sensei!

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fresh – Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in HONEY & SPICE

4.5/5 💮
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Claims to nourish, moisturize, protect, smooth and tint – It does all of these things
Application – Super smooth and easy
Texture – Soft and thin
Scent – Sweet but also a strange scent to it
Parabens – No
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This is my favorite lip balm! These two colours are gorgeous, soft and yet colourful. It has SPF 15 SUNSCREEN(!) which is lovely and it repairs dried lips quickly. It’s long lasting on the lips and moisturising, while still giving a tint of colour of your choosing.
The only reason why I cannot give it a full score is because of the smell. There’s something I dislike about it, I cannot point out what it is and it doesn’t particularly smell like something I could be able to explain. But it doesn’t stop me from wearing it, I can only feel it when I apply it! 100% recommend!

I also wish they could extend their shade range a bit more to these type of colours above but really 2 shades that fit is enough for the average person.

Purchased at @sephora

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Guest Spot – CurlYourMood – Giuseppe Zanotti is a must!

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Francesca is a fellow Bournemouth blogger, and offers her unique take on the subject, along with sharing her Italian roots and impeccable style.

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The Italian Shoe impresario for the last four decades, has been shaping global footwear trends from his design room and factory in the quaint Adriatic coastal town of San Mauro Pascoli, In Italy.

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He started with nine employees, now he has 700. Today he is the music industry’s go-to-collaborator, and  much of his professional life has been spent passing through the world’s premier fashion houses.

He  has designed show kicks for Rihanna, Janet Jackson and Beyoncé, worked in Michael Jackson‘s last tour and has teamed up with Kanye West. Most recently Zayn Malik and Jennifer Lopez on highly anticipated capsule collection.

“Fashion is not just an exercise. It is pure wild energy, like music.” – G. Zanotti

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