Looking Back on 2019: My Year in Review

Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020!

Not only is it a New Year but it’s also a new decade! I hope you had a lovely start to January, it’s one of my favourite months of the year as it’s perfect for reviewing what happened and how you can improve. Also, it’s really quiet! I love this as I can wind down before the excitement of the Summer which is one of the fast pace times of the year. Also, I’m able to catch up on my blogging game!

Before we move forward to 2020, I thought it would be good to look back on 2019 and review my favourite moments. I know I shared my Monthly Favourites, well most months, so really it’s just one big summary of all those months. I would be here forever if I shared EVERYTHING. So I’ll only be sharing one or two special moments from the month. Some months this was hard as soo much happened!

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Monthly Goals // January 2020

I hope you’ve had a lovely start to January. I’m really excited about the upcoming month, it’s the start of a new month and a new year. I cannot believe 2019 has been and gone. December was an amazing month, as usual, I had a lovely Christmas! You can read all about my Christmas here with my December Favourites.

As I’ve been away for a while I haven’t got any Goals to reflect on from the previous month so I’m going straight into my January Goals. Fingers crossed that I’ll be able to achieve all these Goals. I’ll also be reviewing my Personal Goals and Blogging Goals for 2019 that I set at the beginning of the year. Stay tuned for that post.

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Monthly Favourites // December 2019

Goodbye December! Hello January!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Can you believe January is here? I still cannot believe where 2019 went. I wish you all the best for 2020. I have everything crossed for a great start to the year. I don’t have so much planned, but it’s nice to have a quiet one once in a while! It’s time to reflect on the previous month, I love doing this by sharing my Monthly Favourites with you!

It’s time to reflect on what happened in December.

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Christmas Collections from The Body Shop

Christmas is a magical time. I love the scents that the festive season brings with it, there’s Winter Spice, Gingerbread, Cinnamon and more. I love when stores match their collections to the festive season, it makes this time of year even more special. One place that’s killing it this year, I’m sure you can tell by the title, is The Body Shop. I am a bigger lover of The Body Shop, especially their seasonal scents.

They killed it with their Autumnal range, they released Vanilla Pumpkin which was amazing! One of the best scents they’ve released. It’s so good I’ve even reviewed Vanilla Pumpkin twice! For as long as I can remember, The Body Shop has released three different Christmas scents. Last year, they released Berry Bon Bon, Peppermint Candy Cane and Vanilla Marshmallow, some amazing scents.

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Christmas with LUSH

‘Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful’

Hello, world! I know, I’ve gone awol, again…

But I’m back and hoping to get back into the swing of things. I have missed blogging but as I’ve been super busy with work and getting ready for Christmas, things have dropped off a cliff. Good news though, I have plenty of new content to share with you. And with two whole weeks off work, with not a lot planned, I’m going to be on a writing spree. The first post to share with you is one of my favourites.

Since coming across LUSH, I have fallen in love with their products but with quite an expensive price tag, I can’t purchase everything. I like to treat myself once in a while and what’s better than with a bright and colourful bath bomb to transform you into a different world. I normally purchase their seasonal items, whether that’s Halloween or Christmas, and their beautiful gift sets.

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Introduction: Paperless Post

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Now that Christmas is around the corner, I’m sure you’re all getting ready. One thing you might just need to add to your shopping list is Christmas cards, but I might have found a solution to the old fashion Christmas card. I’m talking about cards that you send via email instead of the postbox. Today I’ll be introducing you to Paperless Post, to think again about how you send cards.

Paperless Post is the premier destination for online invitations that get people excited to get together. There is a wide range to choose from, including classic stationery designs, or customise a flyer with GIFs and stickers. They’re available to celebrate the most important life occasions from birthday and Christmas to a Wedding and parties. Not only can you share via email but also text, or social media.

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Monthly Goals // November 2019

Goodbye October, Hello November!

I hope you’ve had a lovely start to November. I know I’ve been away for a while so I haven’t got any Goals to reflect on from the previous month. I will be creating new Goals for November. I’m really excited about the upcoming month. It’s my birthday month! I’m going to keep going on about it until the day after my birthday. I’m always really excited about my birthday, I don’t see that changing any time soon.

Now as mentioned above, I do not have October Goals to reflect on so I’m going straight into setting Goals for November. It’s going to be a good month and my Goals will reflect that. It’s primarily about events that are planned for the month, there are just a couple going on! Fingers crossed that I’ll be able to achieve all these Goals and continue to set them each month.

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Monthly Favourites // October 2019

Hello, hello! I know, you’ve probably been thinking, where on earth has she been?

Well, I’m back, I know it’s been a while, things have been pretty busy! But as Winter is fast approaching, I’m less busy and can put the time back into An Ocean Glimmer. Of course, this leads to a perfect timing with my Monthly Favourites for October. It was a great month and to be honest, I don’t know where it went!

It was another month of packed weekends going out on adventures. I know I haven’t shared these adventures on Instagram like I would normally, to be honest, the month has just gone past in a blur. I have my fingers crossed that I can change this for November and I’ll be back in the Instagram and blogging game once again.

Just because I’m a little excited, hello November!

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Book Review // The Devil’s Apprentice*

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I’m excited to be a part of today’s blog book tour. Today, I am reviewing The Devil’s Apprentice by Kenneth B. Andersen, on the third day of the blog book tour hosted by R&R Book Tours. I am also sharing the blog book tour with B is for Book Review I’m All About Books, J Bronder Book Reviews and The Faerie Review, please give them some love!

Before we start my review and what I thought, let’s read the book bio for background context.

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Lessons You’ll Learn After Passing Your Driving Test

I have always been a firm believer of learning to drive, even if you do not have the funds to purchase a car, having the ability to drive is great. I’ve also heard it’s harder to learn new skills as you get older, something about you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. That’s why as soon as I turned eighteen I started learning to drive and I don’t regret it. Driving allows you to go on adventures and explore new places.

On the other hand, you can not learn everything while taking your lessons, some things come with time. Passing my theory and driving test first time has to be one of my biggest achievements to date, now I’ve been on plenty of adventures up and down the country. I became a stronger person thanks to these adventures but even though I passed my test nearly three years, I am still learning to this day.

Here are a couple of lessons you’ll learn after passing your driving test.

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