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Goodbye 2016


First of all, I would like to apologise for my absence this last week or so, the reason is because I haven’t been feeling myself. I have been a bit down in the dumps and that always takes a toll in my motivation and creativity.

new year goals motivation


I think this is something we all go through. Sometimes it just takes a little bit more effort to get out of bed, but as Annie taught us “The sun will come out tomorrow”

My thoughts on 2016

I have to say this was one of my worst but weirdly rewarding year of my life.

A very close family member passed away at the beginning of the year and I was absolutely devastated. I felt like my heart was being crushed into a million pieces and to this day it doesn’t feel whole. I know it will never feel whole again as a little piece of my heart died the day she passed away.

This was also a year of new beginnings. I started my first job and even though it felt quite scary in the beginning I have become more independent and I’m really grateful for it.

My personal life has been a roller coaster of emotions. I have cried like never before but I have also been incredibly happy in some occasions. I don’t see my future as something stable and that is something that makes me incredibly sad and anxious, but that is something I have to deal with as we never now what tomorrow might bring.

new year goals motivation


I was thinking about including my 2017 goals in this post, but actually I never stick to them. So instead I will just list a few things that I would like 2017 to bring me:

  • Stop overthinking and overanalysing things. I always do this and it makes my anxiety levels go sky high. I´m not sure if I believe that everything is set in stone and that things happen for a reason, but I do believe that you can fight for what you want to a certain extent. In the end you don’t have complete control of any situation, so this year I want my mantra to be “Que será será”.


  • Do things that make you happy, ignore what other people may think and don’t feel guilty about it. In my teens I was an absolute party animal, with time I have slowly become quite introvert and I try to escape large social gatherings. At first I felt quite bad, I felt like I was letting people down and that something was seriously wrong with me. But why do I have to be the one with the problem? Just because I don’t like doing what is “socially acceptable” and what the majority of people like to do, doesn’t mean that there is something wrong with me.


  • Fight for your dreams. I first started a blog in early 2015 but it only took a few months for me to call it quits. The main reason was because I kept comparing myself to other bloggers and thinking that my work wasn’t good enough. Nothing is easy in life and there is no way a novice wannabe blogger like me can ever compare herself to professional bloggers that have been doing this for years. I later realised that I don’t have to compare myself to others, I do this because I like it, it’s a hobby, it de-stresses me and it helps me get in contact with likeminded people. Professional bloggers are so lucky to be able to earn a living by doing something so fun, but because they are so incredibly busy they miss out on the little things that the blogging world gives you; like reading every single comment, being able to comment back, seeing how amazing other people’s blogs are and discovering and learning so many new things. There is beauty in every stage of your life, you just have to try and see it.


To finish of this post I wanted to thank every single person that has decided to visit springlilies.com I don’t have a huge following and every single visit, every single follower fills my heart with joy and inspires me to work harder.
Thank you very much for your support. From the bottom of my heart I wish you all a happy 2017!


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Battle of the cleansing devises: Why I chose Foreo Luna over Clarisonic


When I finally decided that I wanted to buy some sort of cleansing device I had a bit of a dilemma. I was undecided weather I wanted to buy the Clarisonic or the Foreo Luna. Both products are similar in price, I research high and low until I decided that the Foreo Luna was the one for me.

Foreo Luna


How does the Foreo Luna work? When you turn on the device it will begin to emit T-Sonic pulsations, which basically consists in tiny vibrations targeted to loosen the dirt inside your pores helping to achieve a deeper cleanse while being gentle on the skin. This device is meant to be used for 1 minute. After the minute has passed if you press the middle button again the device will go into anti-aging mode. This time you use the back of the devise that has concentric silicone ridges that emit lower frequency pulsations.

Foreo Luna


But what sets the Foreo Luna apart from the Clarisonic?

Appropriate for daily use: The Foreo Luna is gentle enough to use twice a day even if you have very sensitive skin. The Clarisonic can be a bit harsher especially on sensitive skin because of the friction caused by the bristles.

Battery life: The Foreo Luna has an incredible battery life, it claims to last up to 7 months but mine lasted for more than a year before I had to re-charge it. The Clarisonic can last for about 20 days.

Ergonomics: The Foreo Luna is light and easy to hold. The Clarisonic does come with a handle but its much heavier.

Hygiene: The Foreo Luna is made of utra-hygienic silicone, which is nonporous to resist bacteria buildup. The Clarisonic is made out of nylon bristles which is much prone to bacteria build up.

Value: The Foreo Luna is similar in price to the Clarisonic but what mostly differentiates both devices is the fact that you don’t have to buy replacement heads for the Foreo. While with the Clarisonic, you are meant to replace the head every three months. Clarisonic brush heads start from £21.

Speed: The standard Clarisonic has two speeds while the Foreo Luna has 12 customisable intensities.

Extra: The Foreo Luna also has a anti-aging mode while the Clarisonic doesn’t.

Foreo Luna play


Are you thinking of buying the Foreo Luna but your scared of investing in something you might not like? Why not try the Foreo Luna Play, its only £29 and you can get 100 uses out of it.

Foreo Luna andForeo Luna play


Hope this has helped you if you’re on the fence about which devise is better suited to your skin and needs. If you have any questions I´m happy to help!

Foreo Luna

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Wreath decorating made easy


Seeing as we are approaching Christmas I thought it would be nice to do a Christmassy post. My main focus on this blog is beauty but I thought it would be fun to do something different for a change. And here we have it, a wreath decorating post!

Christmas wreath decorating


I have to admit I don’t like heavily decorated wreaths. I like them to be simple and classic and that is what I tried to go for with my wreath. It is extremely easy to do!


Step 1: Buy a wreath. I bought this one at a local nursery I was aiming for a classic wreath but they were far too big, so I went for a holly wreath instead.

Christmas wreath decorating


Step 2: Add pinecones (Or any decoration of your choice). I bought the pinecones in John Lewis. To fix them onto the wreath I simply got a paper clip and stretched it out, I then wrapped one end around the pinecone and the other end around the wreath.

Christmas wreath decorating


Christmas wreath decorating



Christmas wreath decoratingStep 3: Add fairy lights. I basically wrapped them around the wreath and hid the battery pack, there is no secret to it.

Christmas wreath decorating


Christmas wreath decorating


Step 4: Hang the wreath. Told you it was easy!

Christmas wreath decorating

Christmas wreath decorating



Hope you enjoyed this brief Christmassy post. Let me know what Christmas decorating/DYI´s you love to do.

Wreath decorating made easy

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