It's that time when there is football literally everywhere you look, and if you're not that into football it can get a little boring - especially if your boyfriend who you live with is into it. Here are 10 ways to keep yourself occupied while he watches the Euros 2016!
1. Get Girly
Use this time to do all the girly things you don't get to do when you're spending time with him. Football time is perfect for doing things like painting your nails, popping on a face mask and having a fake tan session!
2. Run a Hot Bath
If the footballs on, that means he'll either be out of the house or in the living room. Take this time to run a hot bath, light lots of candles and use your favourite bath bomb.
3. Make a New Playlist
Spend some time putting together a new playlist of all your latest favourite songs - then blast them loud once the football's finished.
4. Catch Up With Your Girls
Take this time to call up a friend, or meet some of your girls for lunch/dinner. While he gets all of his football and lad-time out of his system, take advantage and team up with the girls!
5. Watch That Film
There are so many films that us girls just simply can't watch with our boyfriends - unless, of course, they love a good sob to The Notebook. Pop on that chick flick you've been wanting to watch!
6. Hold a Gathering
Prepare some snacks and drinks and invite some friends over. His friends can even come too... if they have the football on mute.
7. Start a New Book
This is the perfect opportunity to start a new book. Reading is a great way to keep busy and escape for a bit!
8. Learn New Recipes
Football usually means a free kitchen, so exploit it! Get on Pinterest and find some exciting new recipes then cook up a storm in the kitchen - he'd probably appreciate a little taste at half time.
9. Have a Night Out
There's no better excuse to get dressed up and go out. And you can spend ages getting ready without any nagging boyfriend telling you to hurry up!
10. Watch it with Him
You never know, you might even enjoy it. Taking interest in something he enjoys is always good and when you get to know the rules and players it can get really exciting!
Thursday, 23 June 2016
If, like me, you obsessed over Disney princesses when you were younger and obsessed over Sex and the City when you were more older, you are going to love this. My two favourite things in one!
Isaiah Stephens, a freelance illustrator and animator, teamed up with Cosmopolitan to bring us one of my most favourite collaborations ever. Isaiah perfectly transforms Disney princesses into Sex and the City stars...
Cinderella, Prince Charming and Gus Gus as Carrie Bradshaw, Mr. Big and Stanford:
Belle, the Beast and Lumiere as Charlotte York, Harry and Anthony:
Jasmine and Aladdin as Samantha and Smith Jerrod:
Eric and Ariel as Miranda and Steve:
For more amazing Disney collaborations, visit his website. I am obsessed.
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
I'm the type of person who will avoid walking over three drains, step around ladders rather than walking under them and handle mirrors with extra care. I've never been a particularly unlucky person, but I don't consider myself as being too lucky either. I've only ever bought two scratch cards in my life (and that was just for the novelty of it when I turned sixteen), and as I lost both times I've never tried my hand at them again. What I'd never tried until a few days ago, however, was testing my luck online. Lottoland kindly gave me the opportunity to do this, and I'm pretty impressed!
I often wonder what I would do if I won the lottery; I like to think that I'd sensibly put it towards a house mortgage, insurance and other important adult-y things, but anyone who knows me well enough would know that the probability of me blowing it all on clothes, shoes, makeup and travelling is much higher.
Lottoland is a little bit different to how you normally enter the lottery, which in some ways makes it more exciting. Instead of just purchasing a ticket and picking numbers, you are actually betting on the outcome of the lottery. As you are not actually entering the lottery and instead betting on the results of the lottery, this means that so many more lotteries are available to you that you can't normally enter. Jackpots such as the Australian, Irish and Oz lottos can be easily bet on, giving you more access than physical lotteries in shops, and more chances of winning some money!
The Lottoland website is pretty straightforward and simple - even I, someone who's never used a lottery site before, picked it up within minutes. To play, it is pretty much the same as entering a normal lottery; you simply pick a lottery, choose your numbers and then wait in anticipation for the draw. Does anyone else always select their friends and family's birthdays as lottery numbers, or is it just me?! There are also lots of other handy little features on the site to make your lottery experience easier and stress-free - you can easily subscribe to different lotteries if you fancy playing regularly, which will enter you into your chosen lotteries weekly. You can also choose to use the 'Double Jackpot' feature which means if you get lucky and win, you get twice the amount of the normal jackpot!
If you're feeling lucky, head over to Lottoland.com and you could be going to sleep with a lot of extra money tonight. The website is easy, quick and user-friendly so even if, like me, you haven't used a site like this before, it's super straightforward and an easy way to try to win some money!
What would you do if you won the lottery?
Monday, 20 June 2016
You only live for the weekends (and hate weekdays)
Don't get me wrong, we all love the weekend. But if Friday is all you can think about on Monday morning, you're wishing away a lot of precious time. If Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are long unenjoyable days that drag on horribly, it may be time to quit your job. Spending every week just looking forward to the weekend and wishing time would go faster is an awful way to waste valuable time - time that should be appreciated and enjoyed. Granted, not everyone loves their jobs and you will have bad days where time does drag on, but if you're just living for the weekends you're wasting five out of seven days a week. And that's a lot of time and enjoyment to be wasting. If you love your job, getting up in the morning to get stuck in won't be such a chore.
It affects your mood
If your job is directly affecting your mood outside of your workplace (and in, for that matter) it may be time to move on to a career that you will enjoy. Dreading the day ahead at work is the worst way to wake up, and is not how you should be starting your day. If your job is too stressful, boring or demanding it can affect your mood massively, and begin to affect your time and life at home too. Once you leave your workplace, you should be able to relax, unwind and spend quality time with friends and family; if your job is stopping you from doing any of these things then it's time to move on to something that is rewarding and motivating.
Your full abilities/talents are not being used
Your job should allow you to express and improve on your abilities and skills, allowing you to use them to your full advantage. You have lots of different skills and talents, so why is your employer not making the most of them? Your career is an opportunity to fully display your skills and abilities, and show just how good you are at doing what you do. If you do not get the chance to do this, or feel you can do so much more than what you're currently doing, it might be time to look for something else.
Is it time to quit your job and move on to do what you really love?