My Little Box February 2017 Mountains Edition

With it being February and the time of month every usual focuses on Valentines, it was such a refreshing surprise to get this box and not have it focused on Valentines like a lot of the subscription boxes do. Instead it kind of focused on the weather and features over in France where this box originates.

This months box was jam packed with goodies, all of which will be used, as you will be aware as of last month My Little Box did away with the My Little World magazine, so this month's replacement of that was a cute little booklet. The booklet was packed with tips on getting cosy in the cold weather from soup recipes to their book of the month. We also received a pack of post-it notes in the form of mountains and a handy little knitting needle so we can create our very own knitted snood.

I've got Writer's Block Right Now

I haven't been very proactive recently and my blog and instragram have suffered in that respect. My healthy hasn't been great lately, combining that with being a bit low with life and where I am hasn't helped much with writers block I suppose.

For the last year or so I have suffered from growing fatigue, to the point where I am exhausted after a days work in the office. The doctors have just found out that I am low in Vitamin D and are hoping that is the reason for my fatigue and hopefully will the supplements my energy levels will start to go back up.

I just find it hard to talk about at the moment because I don't feel that I have anyone I can talk too, the few people I do have around me I feel think I am making a lot of it up and don't realise I need them to say "yeah sure I hope the Vit D helps you out" or "I am sure it will make you feel better". Instead I have been hit with, "maybe that's just how you are" or "everyone is low in Vit D I doubt this will solve it all".

When I think about how much I am there for others, it really does make me feel sad to feel like I don't really have the support right now.



I have worked so hard to get Romanovs Views to where it is now, and I don't want to let it fall apart now. I guess every blogger has this moment when they have a string of bad luck or are ill and cannot write their usual posts or do their usual good quality photos. Tell me I am not the only one?

So here I am now trying to get out of my writers block, just spilling my guts and letting you guys know I am not gone just had to take a mini unexpected break.  Please bear with me I will get back to it.

I would to hear your thoughts though, would you like to hear more personal posts?

Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

Hair by Karen at Glo Norwich

I have been so bad with my hair and when I saw Karen, it was apparent that my original thought that I hadn't had my hair cut on 6 months was actually more like a year! I refuse to go to anyone else and just haven't had the time or money to visit Karen since she moved over to Glo.


Karen is an amazing Hairdresser and always does exactly what I want or better. She is so easy to talk to and it's always nice having a little hair therapy session.


I didn't want to change my style too much because I am striving to grow my hair, but I did go for an undercut and an Olaplex treatment. I had heard of Olaplaex on Youtube and from Christie, it;'s a new revolution that is hitting the hair scene like crazy.


Olaplaex can be used in hair colour or on it's own as a treatment, because I had been doing a lot of bleach and dying on my hair I had pretty much destroyed my ends and even when Karen was cutting the ends she said it was like gum, so stringy.

Olaplaex is a 3 step treatment, No.1 is applied first on wet hair or in hair dye, the Bond Multiplier. It works by rebuilding the broken bonds and begins to repair and prevent damage.
No.2 is the Bond Perfector, which is applied after the hair is shampooed or the hair colour is removed. It helps to bond the hair back together and continues to repair any broken bonds, which leaves smooth and shiny hair. No.3 is the at home treatment which you can buy online, it is useless without the first two parts and should be one weekly between chemical treatment or your next Olaplaex treatment.

I can honestly say that the Olaplaex treat saved my hair, it is so much stronger and softer than before, and the ends aren't broken or strangely anymore. It is a miracle.

Karen did a wonderful job, without cutting off too much length, although I knew I couldn't get away with a tiny trim. She was worried about doing the undercut, but once she got stuck in she felt more confident and did an amazing piece.

As always I am happy with Karen's work and would happily recommend her to anyone.

Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

Everyones All Loved Up

I know I am better off on my own, it's far better to be alone than to be alone in bad company. This time of year is so over done and exposed in shops and social media that you cant help but feel alone and kind of ashamed for it. It got me thinking of my big post I did a few years ago and about the fact that although I am free the damage is still there.

I spend my days at work listening to my love country music and recently heard a song that got me thinking, that is kind of how I am feeling/ thinking. I am not saying I want to be with anyone in particular or for the sake of being with someone, just  wanted to get this off my chest I suppose. What ever this post is.

The song is "Better Man" by Little Big Town, the perfect song title for this post, not so perfect lyrics, but hey we're all about reading between the lines right. Listening to music is a great way for us to work through things and for me, this song made me reflect on how I feel for the lose of being in love. Not in love with him, but IN love, if that makes any sense.

Yes had he have been a "better man" or a man at all things may have turned out differently, but there's no point on dwelling on what if's because that will never happen. The point I am trying to make is that a couple of lines from the song ring true with me, " I see the permanent damage you did to me, Never again, I just wish I could forget when it was magic".

To be honest I am not really sure what I am trying to get at here, just that with abuse there is permanent damage and I guess I am never going to get rid of that, but I wish I could. Having been on a couple of dates and finding that I seem to attract a lot of the same kinds of boys, is a little disheartening. I hope that I can find someone out there for me.

But in the meantime, I am happy on my own with Harley in our own little bubble.

I may not have a partner, own a home or have a child but I do have amazing friends and a fur baby.

Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

January Lookback

 
I cannot believe it's the end of the first week in February already, as I am writing this. That is crazy!!! Time does go way too quickly when you're an adult!

Stila One Step Correct Primer Review

Given the winter months my skin has been acting up and therefore my current primer just wasn't doing the trick at keeping my foundation in place all day. It was also making it difficult to apply my foundation. After reading so many reviews about the Stila One Step Correct Primer, I had to give it a try. Plus it looks awfully pretty in the bottle.

Too Faced Grand Cafe Hotel

Too Faced do the best Christmas special's, so when I go this for Christmas I was elated. This set comes with a cute little Hotel shared box and 3 Palettes with eye shadows and blushes. As well as a deluxe size of the Better Than Sex mascara. 

Too Faced Merry Macaroons Eyeshadow Palette

When I first saw the sneak peeks of Too Faced Christmas Collection, I had to have this palette along with a few other things.. keep your eyes peeled for my Christmas Haul.

This palette is the Too Faced Merry Macaroons Set, with a deluxe size of their award winning Better Than Sex Mascara.