Monthly Goals // September 2018

A new month means new adventures and new Goals for the upcoming month, it’s goodbye August and hello September. I can’t understand where the past month has gone, especially as August is a five week month. I already know what’s coming as August wasn’t the best month, I know I haven’t been able to achieve them. I wasn’t able to push myself as much as I liked thanks to being super busy each week.

Today I will be reflecting on the Goals I set myself for August and creating some new ones for SeptemberAugust has been such a busy month! Who said August is quiet? Not only has work been busy but I have been up to a variety of things outside, from visiting Red Bull Racing and spending the weekend at Silverstone, I have shared my adventures in my Monthly Favourites // August 2018 here.

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Monthly Favourites // August 2018

Here we are, the beginning of a new month, can you believe that it’s now September. I know I can’t! We are slowly approaching my favourite season, Autumn, I can not wait for the coming weeks. Jumpers, hot chocolate and cosy nights in, what more could a girl as for. Before jumping too far into the future, we first need to review what happened in August and let me tell you, there’s a couple of good ones.

Missed my July Favourites? Head over here to see what I was loving
during the month.

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Monthly Favourites // July 2018

I’m not sure about you, but July has been an amazing month! I knew it was going to be an exciting and busy month, this month always seems to go fast. I swear every weekend I was doing something if you follow me on my social media channels, I’m sure you already know what I’m speaking about! I love sharing my Favourites each month as it’s the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past month.

Missed my June Favourites? Head over here to see what I was loving
during the month.

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Monthly Favourites // June 2018

Where on earth did June go!? When the time comes to write my Monthly Favourites, it always feels like yesterday that I was writing the previous month. June has always been a great month, it’s that time of year when your feet don’t seem to touch the floor there always seems to be something going on. Looking back, every weekend I have been out and about, which is a great problem to have, especially after so long of not being able to do anything.

I’m really excited to share my Favourites with you but with the power of social media, I’m sure you’ve already seen most of what I’m going to share with you.

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LUSH Spring Haul

I think there’s a theme going on here, recently I visited Westgate in Oxford, a recently remodelled Shopping Centre. Now, it opened late last year, perfect timing for Christmas! For an exploration though, not good timing, I’m not a fan of busy and crowded places, I’ve said to Yasmine since I heard about it’s re-opening, we should go and visit. Finally, we had the opportunity to go visit!

I’m not going to go too much in depth about Westgate and my adventure there, as you’ll see from the title, this post isn’t about that. Some could say it’s about something so much better! That’s right I’m talking about LUSH, somewhere I’ve become addicted too since leaving Plymouth actually. We’re not lucky to have one in Aylesbury, our closest is either Oxford or Milton Keynes. Depending on what way you want to go!

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June 2018 – Nature Photography Day

If you’re a fan of photography, then I’m sure you might just know what today is, or if you’ve read the title of this post! That’s right, I’m speaking about Nature Photography Day, I adore taking photos I have written about that countless times here on An Ocean Glimmer, even celebrating National Camera Day last June by taking photos of Plymouth.

It’s pretty simple what Nature Photography Day is, a day to celebrate those amazing souls who are able to capture nature’s beauty in the eye of a camera. Today is a good day for those who love a photo of a flower, a close up of a bee landing on the entrance to its hive or even marvelling at the grace of a gazelle leaping through the Savannah.

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The Body Shop VIP Evening

If you read my Monthly Favourites // May 2018, you’ll know that I went to The Body Shop for their Blogger VIP Event. As an avid Body Shop fan, I was pretty excited when I received an email in my inbox with the words ‘VIP Blogger Event’ in the title. I attended the private event at my local Body Shop in Oxford City Centre at their Westgate store.

Even though I live 45minutes down the road, this is only the second time I’ve been to Oxford! I love the design The Body Shop are now taking with all their stores, making them a lot fresher and exciting. Pretty much-bringing nature and what the company is all into their store. I was really excited to attend this event as it would officially be my first Blogger Event!

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Monthly Favourites // May 2018

We’re heading in June, the official start of Summer! Recently though, it seems like we’ve skipped Spring and headed straight into Summer with the weather we’ve had. A new month means it’s time to share with you my favourites, for me May has been a busy month, I think every weekend I’ve been doing something. This is definitely not changing heading into June.

May has been a cracking month! Meaning I’m really excited to share my favourites with you but I’m sure you might just have seen these on my social channels.

Missed my April Favourites? Head over here to see what I was loving
during the month.

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The Ordinary Skincare Range

For the past couple of years, I have been struggling with my acne, I haven’t been able to find anything that really helps! I tried the Tea Tree Skin Care range from The Body Shop but unfortunately, when I moved to Aylesbury nearly a year ago, it flared up again. Since then I’ve been on the search for something to calm down my skin and I think I’ve found something that’s slowly fixing it.

Recently, I was given a couple of samples from The Ordinary, I was a little sceptical about these products as I didn’t know how they would fair with my sensitive skin. When it comes to a skincare range, I have to be really careful and check the ingredient list. Before I share with you the products I have tried from The Ordinary that seem to be doing a really good job, I thought I would introduce the brand.

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An A-Z of An Ocean Glimmer!

I’m not a very me, me, me person but I do feel that it’s good to get to know the person behind a blog. Recently, I’ve done a few different posts to introduce myself to you, including Things I Love About Motorsports and Things That Make Me Happy. April is turning into the month of getting to know me, Gemma Bray, the girl behind An Ocean Glimmer and today is no different!

At the beginning of this month, I came across An A-Z of Me from Zoe Jackson over at Just Zoe. I fell in love with this post as I found it interesting to pick just one thing that related to each of the 26 letters of the alphabet. Now, it seems like a semi-easy thing to do but I’ve got this feeling that when I actually get stuck in, it won’t be that easy… Like right now, I can’t think of anything for the last couple of letters.

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