I’m Sarah and I love reality TV!

I’m Sarah and I love reality TV! I watch it all the time, I have so many different reality TV series set up to record on my Sky box that it drives my hubby mad. Sunday and Monday nights are the best nights for filling up my planner for the week! OLED Televisions Panasonic  have asked me to talk about what I’m watching this spring so I thought you might like to see all of the reality TV shows that I watch.

I love reality TV

I love reality TV

TOWIE, Made in Chelsea, Sam and Billie Faiers the Mummy Dairies, Fern McCann First time Mum are the main UK ones that I watch. Then TLC has some fantastic viewing, The Little Couple, Counting On, My Big Fat Fabulous Life, Small people Big World, 7 little Johnston’s, Sister Wife’s, these are the main ones that I always ensure I have scheduled to record. Not forgetting Keeping up with the Kardashians on E.

These are by not the only ones I watch, if I’m looking for something to watch there is always some reality show that I will watch.

My sister likes a reality show as well, but she doesn’t watch as many as me. Actually I don’t know anyone who watches half of the ones that I do. I like to see what is happening in other people’s lives, I laugh along with them, follow them on social media and I have been known to cry while watching. I think its because you are watching real people who are letting you into their lives. Knowing what they are going through is real, good things, not so good things, awful things and things you wouldn’t wish on anyone, these people want to share what they are going through with you.

Reality TV has been something I have watched for years and whenever I get time to watch the TV without the children or the Hubby it’s my go too. I do also love a Hallmark film, easy watching always a happy ending, especially around Christmas! I love a Christmas film.

New to Game of Thrones

The whole world is now talking about Game of Thrones, and I will be honest up until a week ago I hadn’t watched a single episode. My brother and sister-in-law have been watching since the very beginning and love it, but they love a good box set. So when my sister and her partner said I should watch it, I though why not! Well that was a week ago and I have just started to watch season 4, not forgetting that we are still in the process of renovating our forever home. I have been busy! But I cannot wait to get caught up to see who takes the Iron Throne!

What are you watching at the moment? Are you a Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sky or Virgin watcher? We have Netflix, which I have only used to watch the Crown and a couple of films and then I use Prime for films and my Hubby watches the Grand Tour, the rest is all on Sky.

 

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The importance of using eye creams

We are in the middle of renovating our forever home, the last couple of months has been all about talking to trades men, stripping wall paper, paint samples, lots of dust and stress to go with it. I’ve had a few sleepless nights, worrying about the spiralling costs, the colours of the walls and not forgetting the hours and hours on the internet research lamp shades, log burners, bathrooms and a million other things.

Safe to say that my skill has slipped down the list of priorities. At the moment my face is lucky if I remove all of my make from the day. I then might pop a blob of moisturiser on before chucking on a quick layer of foundation afterwards. Terrible, I know and I must get this sorted.

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Recently I have been looking at the importance of looking after you skin and especially using an eye cream. I have always worn a moisturiser and always containing a SPF for as long as I can remember. I am also very good about wearing all over sunscreen in warmer months.

The importance of using eye creams

Eye cream is something however I pop on when I think about it but I do not religiously wear it. So I have looked at why eye creams are very important.

No one wants to see those dreaded wrinkles appearing it’s one of the first signs of ageing. However, around the eyes is the first area of your face to show signs of ageing. The skin in this area is very delicate and lacks the oil glands that can be found around the rest of the face and body meaning skin around your eyes are also prone to being dry.

Did you know that the skin on your face and particularly around the eyes gets stretched out with all of the amazing facial expressions we make all day. That is means with all the stretching it starts to show those lines and wrinkles sooner rather than later.

As the skin over your eye lids is the thinnest on your body it’s extra important to look after your eyes. I have to say I thought that eye creams are just the same as your daily moisturiser.  However there are differences.

Eye creams are specially designed

Eye creams are specially designed to be used on the eyes, they contain less chemicals, fragrances and even preservatives that can cause eye irritations. They also feel different to moisturisers and are designed to reduce dark circles and puffiness that your eyes are often prone too.

Using eye creams, help to protect that thin skin of your eye lid and also around the whole eye area, keeping the area moisturised and nourished. It is also proven that using moisturising eye creams will help to delay the signs of ageing.

Eye creams also help to prevent dryness, and dry skin is well known to make those little lines start to appear before they should. Eye creams are designed to fill in those tiny little gaps between your skin cells which help to make your skin to smoother.

I always ensure that my daily moisturisers and fountains contain SPF and I like it to be at least 15, I wasn’t aware that you can also get eye creams that contain SPF. I will make sure that I only buy one that continues SPF in the future, it’s so important to help protect your skin from damaging sun rays.

I’m going to ensure that I up my skin care game, I ensure I protect my skin and also limit those little lines that are appearing around my eyes. Just make sure you always check the ingredients to see if there is anything hiding that you could be allergic too.

 

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Are Bridal tights for you?

So, you have ‘said yes’ to the dress for many brides the most exciting part of wedding planning. It’s perfect, everything you have dreamed about but it doesn’t stop there. Now you are searching for the perfect veil, lingerie and hosiery to go with your dress.

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Choosing your wedding dress

When I got married, I wore a strapless bra and lace pants, along with stockings and a suspender belt. All very ivory and pretty, I think that having something pretty under your wedding dress really helps you to feel confident and sexy on your wedding day.

Of course it is all dependant on what you are wearing. It could be you have a short dress, a long silky dress, backless, A-line, princess style. There is such a wide variety of wedding dresses and each one would need something different underneath. Some brides are wanting to wear stockings, or tights and some do not feel the need for either.

Choosing your bridal tights

Of course not only does your choice of dress effect this, it also depends on your shoes. For me open toes and tights is no, however I know that many people are happy with this. But footless tights could be just thing answer to this, if you are really wanting to wear tights and open toed shoes. Also if you are going to have a rather high heel, then you might need to think about the possibility of these needing to come off as the day goes on.

Would you be wearing flip flops, shoe-less or changing to a comfy flat pair. I know that I’m a shoes off kind of girl when it comes to my feet hurting, but I’m also more than aware that it often leads to holes in your bridal tights and stockings, which might not be want you want. So popping a pair of flat shoes under the table might be a good idea. It’s awful when your feet start to hurt.

One of the other things to think about when choosing your wedding underwear is, are you having a garter? Or are you wearing a garter but not having it removed by your new hubby during the evening reception? I think this will play a part in deciding if you are wearing hosiery.

There are so many things to think about when it comes to planning your big day, and I think you often forget the small little elements when you first start to plan.

 

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