Maintaining The Best Relationship

Whilst its the best feeling having a relationship it can become so easily for it all to go wrong. So here are my best tips on maintaining a relationship. Ive been with my current partner for 5years, so i have a fair idea of how to keep things healthy.

Things to remember;

  • ‘Distance makes the heart grow founder’  This is one i swear by, i dont mean that you have to move ten miles away but its all about having your own time to make you miss the other person and to keep there cute habits from becoming annoying. Weather its working separate jobs or going out in different friend groups every so often. You can even be in the same house and have your own time for example you can take yourself off to pamper yourself and do your own thing whilst your partner is in a separate part of the house. As much as you may want its not healthy spending every second of your day together.
  • Talk – Communication is key in any friendship or relationship. Be real talk about your thoughts your woes, this can also make your bond even stronger.
  • Keep a designated night to go all out – Have a date night once a week where you can glam up and go out just like when you used to date. This works best for couples that live together!
  • Comprimise – For any relationship to work there needs to be a level of give and take. For instance weather it comes down to what to have for dinner or what to watch on tv. Sometimes you have to meet in the middle.
  • Don’t try to change your partner – Theres no person that is perfect everyone has there flaws. Your partner you should love for there flaws n’ all!
  • Complements – Keep the relationship positive, say them soppy things give them complements.
  • Give what you expect to get – You can’t be not giving your partner a second of your time and expect a massive gift in return. Your equal and both deserve what makes each other happy.

 

*these are only opinions, some of these might work for you and your relationship

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Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Valentines day gifts;-
Theres always a question what to get
Whats to over the top
Whats not enough 
Whats suitable 

I’ve put together a little collection of different gift ideas perfect for all budgets, ages and sex’s.

Keepsake Ideas;

Bathing Luxuries;

Candles;

 Jewellery;

Fragrance for her;

Fragrance for him;

  

Cuddly Bear;

Sweet Treats;

Flowers;

Here is a selection of ideas of what i can think of, any gift could be perfect deepening on what the person your buying for likes. Its not always the cost that reflects the sentimental value.

 

*all pictures are clickable links to make it easier for you.. 

 

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Perfect Red Lipstick

During valentines season it’s all about lustrous red lips. On date nights your going to want to wear a red lip to finish off any look. 

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Choose Your Red;

The Finish;-
Glossy, Matte, Tinted.. Theres lots of different finishes available. 
What Shade;-
Bright Red, Orange Red, Deep Red, Burgundy Red. The list goes on.. 

Tips;

Wear a subtle eye make up to make the red lips the feature focus on your face.
Avoid deep reds if you have thin lips.
To prevent bleeding sculpt around your lips.
Powder your lipstick to give it a matte finish.
Outline your lips then fill them in with a colour close to the lipstick shade.
After applying, put your finger in your mouth, purse your lips around it, then slowly pull it out to remove excess color.
If using a drying lipstick be sure to apply a balm before.

My Favourite Red Lipsticks;

 

Gwen Stefani – Rocksteady.
(Far right swatch)
The Perfect deep warm red shade with a glossy finish

No 7 – 900 
(Middle Swatch)
Moisture drench lipstick is a lovely bright red shade filled with moisture.

Mac – Ruby Woo 
(End left Swatch)
A retro matte red lip. I find this can be rather drying so i tend to pair it with lip balm.

Whats your favourite red lipstick?

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Top 5 Movies For Valentines Day

Valentines day could be the day that you and your loved one decide to just snuggle down and watch a cute romantic film and enjoy each others company. 
Here is my list of top 5 favourite movies perfect for that valentines evening or just any evening to be honest. 

Top Five; 
Written, directed by, and starring Chris Rock, Top Five tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected encounter with a journalist forces him to confront the comedy career-and the past-that he’s left behind.
Realsed 2014 – Staring Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union.

Me Before You;
Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of color. And neither of them knows they’re going to change each other for all time.A real tear – jerker movie this one.
Realsed 2016 – Staring Sam Clafin & Emilia Clarke

Notting Hill;
Every man’s dream comes true for William Thacker, an unsuccessful Notting Hill bookstore owner, when Anna Scott, the world’s most beautiful woman and best-liked actress, enters his shop. A little later, he still can’t believe it himself, William runs into her again – this time spilling orange juice over her. Anna accepts his offer to change in his nearby apartment, and thanks him with a kiss, which seems to surprise her even more than him. Eventually, Anna and William get to know each other better over the months, but being together with the world’s most wanted woman is not easy – neither around your closest friends, nor in front of the all-devouring press.
Realsed 1999 – Staring Julia Roberts & Hugh Grant

The Vow;
When Paige wakes from a coma following a car accident she has no memory at all of the last few years of her life nor of her loving husband Leo. She remembers living with her rich parents and has to choose between the life she knows – which includes a boyfriend – or getting to know her husband all over again.
Realsed 2012 – Staring Channing Tatum & Rachel McAdams.

Love, Rosie;
From the age of 5 Rosie Dunne and Alex Stewart have been best friends, as they take on life they just end up getting separated time and time again. When it comes to love it’s just everyone else but each other… But when will they realise they are meant to be together?
Realsed 2014 – Staring Sam Clafin & Lily Collins.

 

I hope you enjoy! Let me know if you decided to watch one or you’ve already seen any.

x

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Date Night Ideas

Date Night;an arranged occasion on which an established couple go for a night out together.
Take one night a week for just you and your loved one and watch your relationship blossom. 

Date nights dont have to be the most expensive lavish night filled with a 4 course meal including champagne. A date night it what you and your loved one enjoy, take it as a open card to do whatever you want for the night. It doesn’t have to be a cinematic experience just something personal between the pair of you. You’ll find yourself memorising the dates more if they’re what you love then if your more concentrating on ‘oh Sally from work does this and everyone in the office loved it’

Dinner & Cinema
The classic idea when anyone says ‘date night‘ this idea is bound to be one of the first that pop into your head.
Start by going for a meal somewhere of your choice from a 5 star restaurant, your favourite cafe or even a cheeky mc Donald’s. Some of my date nights have ended up in Subway simply because its mine and my partners favourite convent food and it works for us!
Followed by a movie, now its a rare chance that you’re actually both going to agree on a movie so you will either be dragged into a chick flick or a manly action film which can be a downside to this date idea and also for the duration of the film you can’t talk so if you want your night to be filled with long deep chats this might not be the best idea..

Head Out On A Road Trip
Pick a destination and have a drive, take in the scenes and just explore. This is brilliant as you’re in each others company the whole time where you can play some cheesy music, have some conversations where you discus everything you’ve ever wanted. It can be done in rain or sunshine because your in the warmth and comfort of your own car with heaters and window wipers. Grab a souvenir of a key chain or pin badge to remember your night. You can pull over to grab some restaurant food, or hit up the drive thru whatever takes your fancy.
To make it extra cheesy you could always take a drive down memory lane and re-vist some places you met, or show each other where you grew up.

Vist A Local Landmark
Weather its a massive park to go on a walk, a museum or a cool attraction go act like tourists in your hometown. Do all the things any new comer to the landmark would do, take a bunch of pictures and admire the view and take some time to be grateful for what you have.

Go to an adventure park
Ride a ferris wheel, roller coaster or play a round a mini golf. Play the arcades and win some fluffy bears.

Eat a desert only dinner
Indulge on dessert for dinner at a ice cream parlour.

Take a night off
Put on your comfy clothes, take your make up off put your hair up.Jump in a bubble bath together. Phones away grab a pizza and binge watch netflix or a tv series. Light some candles and chill.

Dine at home
One of you or the pair of you together re create your favourite dish that you enjoy at the resultant or something similar. Set the table nicely like if you were dinning out. Maybe even go the whole way and make a desert.

Re-Create your first date
Remember the fist time you had a date? or hung out? Re create that, rent the dvd you saw at the cinema. Go back to that restaurant or attraction. Even if the date ended in a fail its what started you love story so go re live that moment.

Book an event.
A Comedian, a gig a tour of somewhere. An event that you can attend together and enjoy.

Go for a long walk 
On the beach, in the forrest or somewhere picture perfect.

Book a night away
Perfect for more rare date nights, book a night away in the city or somewhere on the coast.

These are just some ideas that i can think of its what suits you is best.
Where are your favourite places to go for a date?
Where was your worst date place you’ve ever been..

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