15 Things I Want To Tell My Baby Brother For The Future

Me and Alistair

Me and Alistair

My baby brother being 18 months old and me being 18 years old left a massive gap in age between us, I was so scared that the age gap would create a barrier between us and that we wouldn’t get on at all, but that couldn’t be further from reality. As soon as I laid eyes on him he became my entire world, as an older sibling I know I would do anything to protect him and will no doubt be extremely over-protective of him. I thought I would write a blog post about him and couldn’t think of anything better than a few things that I want to tell him for the future.

1- I don’t want you to ever be scared to do anything at all, the only thing that I regret are the things I didn’t do or say! You will learn and grow from everything you do in life, and any mistakes you make I will be there to pick you up and dust you off. I want you to be courageous and brave when you are older and it takes guts to do the things you want to do in life.

2- You are the most gorgeous boy in the world, and I’m not just saying that because your my little brother, I say that because it’s true, you are the best looking boy in the universe! Don’t ever feel like you are anything less than gorgeous.

3- Please never feel alone, anything you go through I’ll be there for you! I don’t want you to feel like you ever have to go through anything alone and take on any burden by yourself. I know what it’s like to feel alone but never ever forget that the people you have around you will always be the ones who care the most.

4- You could never be a hassle, whether your drunk and puking and cant get home or you just need someone to listen to you and be there for you, I can be your friend and be there for you! It’s always hard to know what to do in life but I will always do my best to help you through things that you might feel you can’t tell mum.

5- Break ups are never as bad as you think they will be, yes you will be hurt by someone one day but these experiences in love always get you prepared for the right person, although you might think you’ll never be happy without that person, you will always be happy again.

6- Always treat women with respect, as your older sister I would be extremely hurt if you were to ever mistreat a woman. Myself and our mum have always aimed at you becoming a little gentleman and I really hope you continue this on as a man!

7-If you ever need anything, I will get you it! Or at least try my best to! People may say your spoiled but that’s fine, I was spoiled as an only child and I want you to get the same experience as I had!

8- I will always, always believe in you, no matter what! You are amazing, even as a baby you are a smart, bubbly and talented child, I honestly believe that you can overcome anything to achieve what you want to do! You should always believe in yourself because I know so many people already believe in you and your only 18 months old!!

9- Mum will tell you she loves you every day, don’t get embarrassed by this, she does this to remind you how much she cares and that she always will care! She also wants you to know she loves you in case anything were to ever happen to her, please remember that before you roll your eyes at her. It took me way too long to realise this and once I did I cherished every ‘I love you’ she’s ever told me.

10- Please don’t ever feel embarrassed to believe something or have an opinion, your opinion is extremely important in the world, you could change the world! I honestly believe that because of how much I believe in you!

11- Your dad and our mum will always highlight the importance of education and I agree education is important, but you should always remember that your mental health is a lot more important! If school is getting too much, don’t suppress these feelings! If school isn’t for you, there are many other options in life and I will help you choose if it comes to that.

12-I will always accept you for who you are, no matter what. Don’t be ashamed if you are different.

13- Your big sister is always right, unless mum disagrees, because mum is literally always right. Trust me, after hours of arguing under my belt I have come to realise that sadly, mum is always right.

14- Our family is extremely weird and hilariously dysfunctional, but we do love each other a lot! I completely understand if you get embarrassed by us though, I used to! But you start enjoying it after a while!

15- I will always, always have your back. I love you more than anything! Nothing will ever change that!

Hopefully one day my brother reads this and understands everything I meant.Thank you all to anyone who read this! If you have siblings or children do you have any words of wisdom you would like to tell them, if so what?


Too Faced, Estée Lauder and Nyx Makeup Reviews

This month I have splurged so much on makeup! After just finishing my first year of university with exams out the way I felt like I deserved a little treat! My mum was so sweet and bought me the HD powder from Nyx and the Curve eyeliner from Nyx, after months of being desperate for it I took the opportunity of the House of Fraser 10% beauty sale alongside my UNiDAYS 10% off code which allowed me to buy the Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation and the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara from Debenhams.

All this splurging made it obvious that I should do a review. After a few weeks of using the products I can say that the money was 100% well spent! I am in love with these products, I have no idea how I survived without them! I can safely say they will be used daily! I used to adore using eyeliner and stopped for a while and completely forgot my technique and the Curve makes it extremely easy to put on eyeliner and making a wing is so much easier than ever before. The liner is such a beautiful solution and it doesn’t run and its not too sticky. I can honestly say I am so much more confident in using eyeliner now because of the Curve from Nyx.

The HD powder from Nyx is another new favourite as it is so different from anything I have ever used before, I am extremely choosy with my powders as my skin can get quite clogged up by powders, I haven’t had any issues with this powder and will definitely be using this on a regular basis. It is a white translucent powder and it disappears into the skin when applied, I have heard that it can cause a white powder finish if used too densely however I only apply a small amount for the problem areas of my face and have found that it has left nothing but flawless looking skin.

Too Faced are well known for the Better Than Sex Mascara, it is a household name in the beauty world and as such had a high reputation to live up to. I have extremely short eyelashes and so never expect much from Mascara, but now that has changed. Using the Better Than Sex Mascara has proven how lifted eyelashes can be using the correct formula, my eyelashes have never looked as long ever and I love doing my eye makeup now! I LOVE this mascara and cant say how much I think every beauty addict should buy this! The best £19 I’ve ever spent.

Unlike Mascara, my foundation has always been extremely important to me as I have extremely patchy skin, my skin is extraordinarily red around my cheeks and nose area, however I have bad allergies to certain foundation products. This makes it important for me to like a foundation and not have break outs from it! Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation is just flawless, it evens out my skin and stops any patchy problem areas. I just adore this foundation, it hasn’t caused any allergies or break outs, my skin has never looked so clear!

I love these products so much and cannot describe how much I urge every beauty addict to buy all of them.