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Pret: Ginger Shot and Hot Shot

Barbie and Ken doll-faces,

It’s the first Saturday of 2017!

How are you all taking to Dry January? … The pun   “like a duck to water” probably isn’t best placed here, is it?

I mean, personally, I can’t say mine has been much a “Dry” one because it’s quite the opposite. I’ve never been this hydrated…

You may remember that I vowed to drink a lot more (wine? I wish!) water this year. Yes, that is my only resolution. You know me, always one to make resolutions I can “stick to”!

I’ve tried the “staying fit” and “cutting out sugar” ones but – taking chewy supplements means I can’t cut sugar out completely. 😕

Instead, I’m treating myself to something sweet every *now* and again… Like, today for example…

I decided to go out and buy everyone (*in my household* before y’all start thinking I make a habit of buying 7+ billion people things!) breakfast and most mentioned they wanted “croissants” so I went out to get some, buying myself boiled eggs and spinach. Exciting!

Now, let’s all be realistic… If there’s a croissant or two on the table, I’m going to have bit. I had the tip of an almond croissant i.e. just a bite. The moral of this story is: for once I knew when to stop. #SelfControl

Anyway, back to ‘Dry January’ (and the reason of writing this post). You’ll notice the title of this post has the word “Shots” in it. I bet your first thought was “Sambuca!” 😂🤣

Wrong.

Besides, I’m not a fan of Sambucas anyway! I tried them once and won’t go near them again unless I have to… Give me a shot of Bailey’s or Malibu, though, and we’re good!

At least you can always count on me to live life in the “fast*” lane, eh?

*”quiet? Not even that! Silent‘s more like it!”

I’m talking about Pret a Manger‘s shots! You know, the ones that don’t aid liver damage?!

There are two that I know of currently. A Ginger & Apple and a Tumeric, Orange and Cayenne. Yes, I know… They sound: 🤢 to most, but to me they’re amazing!

Let’s just clarify here and now that they’re not quite like your average Sambuca. What I mean is there is a 0% chance of getting “hammered” or “mortal” from them. But, they do the trick for me!

I first tried the Ginger Shot a month ago and let me tell you… I have never felt so energised. I wanted to do everything and was bouncing off walls – in a content – rather than hyper-active type of way.

C’mon now, let’s all not be stupid and ask what a Ginger Shot would taste like… Don’t make me prolong this post even more… 😂

If you like ginger, you’ll love this!

The Orange, Tumeric and Cayenne pepper one, on the other hand, is something I’ve only discovered today. It’s slightly spicy. I mean, if we’re comparing it to a Nando’s, I’d give it a Medium heat.

This one has a kick to it, as far as I could tell you can taste the orange and Cayenne more than the Tumeric.

I tried it as much as an hour ago and I feel extremely light – like a feather. My body feels lighter and I feel like I’ve had a pick me up and a boost to my immune system. Weirdly, I was feeling the chill of being outdoors prior to having this but afterwards I felt a lot hotter in temperature (not just spice and looks 😉). Strange, huh?

I have been taking the Ginger Shot alone almost every day – I usually drink one a day, after work –  but I think I’m going to add the Orange, Cayenne, and Tumeric one to the list too and alternate between whether I take one in morning or evening and visa-versa.

 

If you read my previous post, Lazy Bones, you’ll know that I advised you all to get up and wash the makeup off of your face before going to bed (and after a long, hard day at work)… Well, you’ll be pleased to know that my post inspired one person and counting… Me.

Yes, guys, I inspired myself to get up and walk all the way to my bathroom (less than 5 steps) where I later (after not much deliberation) washed my face with MyChelle‘s White Cranberry facial cleanser (to be reviewed on Saturday afternoon).

There. Laziness will not win. Busy days will not get the better of me. Makeup wipes will not be used unnecessarily.

Now, all that’s left to do is crack the case of my insomnia… It’s about time I nipped it in the bud!

Night,

Miamii

xxx

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‪Dear diary,

Taking my makeup off with face wipes is now ‘the norm’ since returning to work after the Christmas period. I don’t understand why my face doesn’t do trips to the basin at night anymore!‬ I’m only 25 years of age… I should not be this lethargic and bedbound (or “room-bound” should I say).

It’s got to be said that I do frighten myself in the morning from time to time. I always look in the mirror and see a raccoon/panda hybrid with my face underneath. You know, if you work for World Wildlife Federation, or have a penchant for pandas and/or raccoons, you might think that could seem cute. I, myself, love pandas and raccoons but not when it’s merged with my face like some abnormal (and the epitome of failure) Snapchat face-swap attempt.

I’m writing this post to raise awareness for lazy derrières like mine in a hope that they’ll get up from the comfort of their beds and make the far-and-wide trip to their bathroom. It’ll all be worth it (like L’Orèal) in the end. As the saying doesn’t but should go: “if it’s not worth it, it’s not the end”. You’ll feel fresh as a daisy. 🙂

*I brush my teeth after eating my dinner at 6pm* so, in hindsight, washing my face then could work!

Love and light (not laziness),

Miamii

xxx

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Do you guys use emojis? I absolutely love them. I can’t express myself without them. I mean, I even have an emoji mug (bought to me as part of a Secret Santa) which I take to work with me. I’ve also got a ‘lovestruck’ 😍 emoji pillow thar takes pride of place on my bed. I should’ve got the crying with laughter one instead to be fair! 😂

This post has nothing to do with ‘Beauty’ itself  – although – one could argue that emojis are beautiful things. Therefore, you know what? I take back my comment. It does. It has a lot to do with Beauty!

As you can see, I love emojis. A lot. While we’re on the subject, I think the best addition made  onto iOS’ 2016 emoji update was — bacon. Obviously it was nice sEwing the male and female worker and student emojis but let’s all cut to the chase… The only emoji anyone really needs when describing what they’re going through in life is: fried pork. 🥓

I’ve actually written sentences and played “Emojinary” with emojis as well. “What’s Emojinary?” I hear you cry… Well, it’s a game like Pictionary, only you use emojis to describe a film, song, word etc. instead of drawing.

For example,

Film: 🦁👑

Song: 💋🙋🏻📲

Word: 🤳🏼

Comment your ideas for what the answers could be below to (not) win a prize. C’mon guys and dolls, don’t forget the January Money …or the lack of it… Blues.

Love,

Miamii xxx

P.S. what is your favourite emoji? Do you even like emojis? Let’s start an emojified conversation!

Ooooh! 🚨  COOL IDEA ALERT 🚨

Comment using your Top 5 Top Emojis (found in your Most Used history). 😜 If you’re brave enough – you could even go as far as creating a sentence out of ’em!

I literally cannot wait to see what you come up with, lovers! ❤