Update | What's been going on?

Well, it's been a wee while since I've done a proper post. Things have been really busy, up and down, and I've just not been able to put my full attention into blogging. As you may see, I changed the name of my blog to Wonderchebs Adventures, that's because I'm shifting the focus slightly, to more travel and lifestyle, (while obviously maintaining a focus on ethical and natural products, and holistic health). And also because I'm taking on quite a few new adventures in my life over the next few months!

So, what's been going on?

First up, I finished work. I was made redundant from my retail job after almost two years because the branch was closing. It was sad to say bye to all my colleagues, who are all wonderful and lovely people, and I'll miss a lot. However, I think it was a good time for that job to come to an end, because it fitted in with some changes in my personal life (which I'll get to) and it gave me the push I needed to go after my dreams.

Which leads me to the second piece of news. I've been accepted for a new job - in JAPAN! It's an internship, and it's only for the summer, but I'm really really excited. I've always wanted to travel, ever since I was a child it's something that I have a burning desire to do. Now that I'm going to be going to live in Japan myself, for three months, I can't even believe it. I'm so excited. I'll be working for a tea company, doing international customer service, PR, social media, and marketing. It's quite scary, and it's going to be a big adjustment for me, but I know it's going to be an adventure and I'm really looking forward to it. ps. I leave in just over a month!

In the meantime, I'm currently sitting my exams. I've only got a few more weeks left at college, so I'm trying to get stuck in and get everything done, which is another reason why I haven't been able to post as much. When I get back from Japan, I'll be graduating from my degree, and starting my honours year at Uni, so that'll be fun.

On top of that, Scott and I are in the process of moving out of our flat. Moving is stressful, especially because we've only got a week between finishing work/college and having to be out. I'm finding the whole thing a bit sad, to be honest. This was our first little home together, and we made loads of great memories here. With my going to Japan, and then starting my last year of Uni, and Scott moving up north for a new job, we might not have another home together for four years. It's just going to be hard going from living together, and seeing eachother every day for three years, to not getting to be together for months at a time.

However, we're both really excited for the adventures that the future holds for us both, and we're optimistic that we'll be able to make it work long distance. It'll be hard, and it'll be sad, but it's not anything we can't handle. It's an adventure, and it'll be a good learning experience for us both.

That's about it!

I managed to get home for the weekend to catch up with some friends and family so that was really nice (I'll pop some of the photos below) but now it's going to be all go, trying to get everything sorted and organised for moving away!

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I plan to keep regular updates on here of everything that I get up to over the summer. Once I get my exam's out of the way, I'll have more time to blog.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Mini spring fashion wishlist

We're finally getting into the swing of spring (despite the fact that it was snowing here yesterday!). So I've been in the mood to do some spring cleaning, and get rid of some of my old clothes. Which for me, means one thing - time to buy some new clothes!

To be honest, because we're moving in a couple of months, there's not too much that I'm wanting to buy for the time being, but here are a couple of thing I've had my eye on, to spruce up my wardrobe a wee bit.

Image 1 of Noisy May Tall Skinny Cargo PantsImage 1 of ASOS TALL Asymmetric Bodycon Dress

Tall 36in Black Supersoft Super Skinny Jeans  | New Look
Hope you all have a wonderful week.

30 before 30

So, my beautiful friend Jayde recently put up a post about 30 things she wanted to do before she turned 30, and it got me thinking about what I'd put on my list. I've just turned 21 so I have just under a decade until I turn 30, and that really doesn't seem long, but at the same time, it feels like it'll be ages. 

I have actually achieved a lot of what I wanted to be by 21, and I'm pretty content and proud of my life right now. Aaannd, I was recently talking to a work friend about the law of attraction, and she told me that if you write a list of things you want out of a job or house or whatever,  really think it through and write with intention to do, then you will attract the means to do it and get what it is you want. 

Soo, here's my list of 30 things I would like to achieve before I turn 30. 
  1. Live in London
  2. Visit New York
  3. Be paid to travel for journalism/photography
  4. Take mum to Rio
  5. Drive a Vespa
  6. Get engaged 
  7. Get at least two (out of five) tattoos
  8. Visit Japan
  9. Go back to Dublin
  10. Learn another language
  11. Own and maintain a full set of make-up brushes
  12. Stop biting nails
  13. Visit Morocco
  14. Go to a Zoo/wildlife preserve
  15. Learn to drive
  16. Live abroad
  17. Earn a first aid qualification
  18. Be able to meditate for 10 minutes comfortably
  19. Improve knowledge of/properly learn BSL
  20. Travel alone
  21. Pay off student debt
  22. Own a VW campervan
  23. Go on a holiday with friends
  24. Graduate Uni
  25. Make a feature length film
  26. Be a bridesmaid at my sisters wedding
  27. Have a pet cat/dog
  28. Learn to surf/scuba dive
  29. Hold crow pose
  30. Have a career I can be proud of
Have a great week.

Lush Stirling Bloggers Event

A couple of weeks ago, the wonderful people down at Lush in Stirling held a bloggers event to introduce local bloggers to the treatments available at Lush spas.

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They took us around the store and taught us a bit about the background of the company, as well as telling us a bit more about what goes into creating all the lovely lush products.

I have a couple of products that are my favorites and that I'm loyal to, but this really opened my eyes to some of the other things that Lush offer that I've never tried, like the perfumes. And even some new products I didn't know they had introduced, there's a few of them that I can't wait to try.

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Then they showed us the full product range and let us test a couple of the masks and scrubs, recommended specifically for our individual needs. It was great because it really allowed us to learn about what ingredients are best for certain skin types, or help combat any of our skincare issues. 

What I love about Lush is that the employees all really know their stuff, and they never hesitate to help you find a product that's suited for what you need.

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And then, of course, we were introduced to a couple of the ladies who work at the Lush Spa in Edinburgh, who told us a bit more about the treatments they offer, and even gave us a taster of one of the new relaxing chocolate massages. Yes, chocolate, it was heaven.

I left wanting to book a treatment for me and everyone that I know. They offer such a great selection of packages, it's hard to pick which one to try first. 

Have you ever been to a Lush Spa? What did you get done?
What would you recommend?

Have a fantastic week.

Spring Pinspiration

Just a few wee things from Pinterest that get me excited and inspired for spring.

 Labneh with different flavors.
When is rains look for rainbows. When it's dark look for stars.
takashi yomiya.Everything about this is gorgeous. Hair + Makeup...
Pressed flower tattoo. Small, realistic looking, delicate and pretty. I need this. I need it now.
BLEACH London"You're the Only One" by Twinklemittens.
flowers in the doorwayPolka dot collar.
Animals in Teacups Blank Greeting Card Set by TwoBlackCatsStudio, $20.00

Hope you have an amazing week.

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