Monday, 12 December 2016

Taking Time Out



Hello Everyone,

Today we are going to talk about taking a little time out.

Sometimes it can all get a little too much, especially at Christmas when there's so many people to consider that sometimes it can seem like you're driving full speed along the motorway with a blindfold on... basically, you're going to crash and burn unless you do something to slow that speed down and whip off the blindfold... #TakingTimeOut

I have a few favourite ways to unwind and rebuild myself and sometimes, just taking an hour out can really help keep your spirits high.

One of my favourite things to do is play with a pet, I have a few different animals roaming my zoo house and so I have a few options but I love a nice walk with my dogs or playing with my kitties. I recently added this little beauty to my clan and she's all kinds of fun.


 At other times I just like to play with my makeup, why not dress up with nowhere to go? I find it really relaxing to just try out a new look now and then.


As many of you also know, I love reading and taking some time to dip into another life or time really does wonders for my life morale! It also helps to keep my YouTube Channel filled with content so kind of a win/win situation there.



But I have to say, one of my favourite ways to unwind has to be a spot of retail therapy (when the funds allow it) and there's often a plethora of boxes from here, there and everywhere turning up at my door ('cause, you know... it's all for the blog *nudge nudge, wink wink*)
One of my most recent boxes arriving actually came all the way from Germany with thanks to a lovely company called Happiness Boutique, who kindly offered me my pick of their necklace collection and whilst I was browsing their range, I couldn't help but fall in love with this beautiful Rose Gold 'The Time is Now' Necklace.


I was really drawn to the time element of this necklace as I'm always rushing around complaining that I don't have enough time for anything.


The package arrived from Germany in a gorgeous little box (I know, I know, it's not about the packaging but still, what a cute box!) and when I opened it up, I fell in love with my new necklace.


Now yes, I know that I received this necklace free of charge and some would argue that would automatically warrant me giving out a biased review, but trust me when I say, I turn down A LOT of collabs because I only want to review things that I think I'll actually like or that I think you'll like to read about so it pleases me very much to say that I've not had this necklace off since I opened that pretty little box.



I feel like this necklace symbolises the need to slow down, take a step back and just take a little time for me and, for that, I am grateful.

Happiness Boutique have such a large and beautiful range including necklaces (obviously!), rings, earrings and even scarves! They offer free shipping too, which is a massive win, they're also offering any of my readers 10% off any order of 19 euros or more till the 31st December with the code 'sparklesoflight76' which, FYI, I'm not gaining any commission from for any of you suspicious of blogger codes 😉😉

Happiness Boutique also run a bi-monthly Giveaway, if you sign up to their newsletter... #justsaying.

How do you like to take time out to relax? Don't forget to give yourself a break over the festive time because you deserve it!

Rosy xx
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  1. I love going on YouTube to relax, because not only does it relax me, but for some reason seeing all the makeup tutorials and vlogs and all that stuff really motivates me to get out and do something! Of course it's usually at 2 a.m. but whatever works right?

    Sam | My Beauty Cloud

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    1. Haha, definitely, If it works, it works!

      Rosy xx

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  2. When I need to relax, YouTube, Netflix, hot cocoa and movies will absolutely do the job for me. I love the necklace you got. :) Hope you had a nice day of unwinding!

    Xo,
    Miki
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  3. My favourite thing to do when I relax is have a bath, watch netflix or read blogs! I love Happiness Boutique necklaces, they're so pretty!

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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    1. Ooh yes, a good hot bath is a must! They do make lovely necklaces don't they :)

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  4. That necklace is very pretty. I can see why you become so smitten with it. I'm so bad when it comes to taking time out for myself. I always end up wearing myself thin before doing so, rather than taking small breaks here and there. Retail therapy sure does help. So does pizza and couch time hehehe

    Sxx
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    1. Same here, I really need to take time out more often. I hear you on the pizza though, I love pizza :)

      Rosy xx

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  5. So cute! :)

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  6. I also have a necklace from Happiness Boutique, their packaging is the sweetest!
    I love yours, it looks so delicate and feminine:D

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    1. I think they're a gorgeous shop, so many great pieces.

      Rosy xx

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  7. With the hustle & bustle of life (especially right now) these are wonderful suggestions! I love reading & playing with makeup. It's so therapeutic. Love your necklace from Happiness Boutique. I've worked with them before and they have a wonderful selection.
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    1. They do don't they? I found it hard to pick which one I liked best :)

      Rosy xx

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  8. Merry Christmas to you in advance Rosy! Have a blessed one <3
    Love,
    Nilu Yuleena Thapa
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  9. I'm feeling you about needing to take some time out! It's so important and something we often forget - love that makeup look and the necklace is lovely!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. It's definitely something we all need to do more isn't it :)

      Rosy xx

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  10. I bought a necklace from Happiness Boutique and absolutely love it---in fact I'll be wearing it tonight for my birthday celebration!!
    And I agree with the pet item---it's very therapeutic to pet my kitties!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Hope you had a great birthday :)

      Rosy xx

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  11. Great read! I try to give myself one hour of what I call 'Goddess Time' every day, I find it makes such a big difference!

    moorizZLA xx

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    1. That doesn't sound like a bad idea.

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  12. Wonderful necklace my dear, so chic and minimal! It's really important to take some time off and do things that make us happy! Thanks for the reminder!
    xoxo
    Stella
    www.stellaasteria.com

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  13. I love the ideas in this post! The winter/holiday time can get stressful so it's always important to leave some time for yourself. Great tips!

    Best,
    Christina
    Looks by Lau

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  14. Oh yes I play with my kitty every night when I get home and yes it relieves tension. And got to love the retail therapy hahah did some of this last Friday night after work. Booyah!

    Allie of ALLIENYC
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      Rosy xx

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  15. really nice necklace!

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  16. I totally agree about the need to take time for yourself... I too love playing with makeup and dressing up even when I have nowhere to go ;) And that necklace is stunning! Lovely post
    Julia || Julia in Bluhm

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  17. It is sometimes easy to forget to relax and calm down especially during the festive season! To me a hot bath, good book and a hot chocolate does the trick and cuddles from my two cats! Your sleepy kitten looks so peaceful :-)

    Miriam
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    1. Sounds like my perfect night :)

      Rosy xx

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  18. What beautiful picks love that necklace!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. It's really pretty isn't it :)

      Rosy xx

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  19. Loved reading this post!i can't live without youtube hihi
    Xoxo

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    1. YouTube is a great way to unwind :)

      Rosy xx

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  20. Such a cute post, thanks for sharing lovely!

    Patricia // Patricia Stelmach

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  21. Amazing! ❤

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  22. Love the post! The jewellery and the kitty are so cute!
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  23. Love love this post! Netlfix, youtube and a nice hot bath is just enough to relax me xx

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  24. Taking time to relax is so important! You need time to recharge, both physically and mentally. I normally take a bath or get in some reading, but I also have friends who like playing around with their makeup, too! That picture is gorgeous and your makeup looks great, of course.

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  25. I think the necklace is a great piece. <3 I love reading, that really helps me relax. Also, sleeping in and just spending the day by myself, really sets me up for the coming days!

    XOXO Deepika
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    1. I definitely need alone to recharge!

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  26. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

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  27. I love this, I always forget to take time for myself. That necklace is so pretty too and your cat is adorable.

    Katie | http://katieameliaxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. Such a lovely post, dear!!!!!

    Have a nice evening!!!

    Daria

    http://www.dbkstylez.com

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  29. So important to take some time out! Love this necklace too
    xx Leah

    www.fashtrav.com

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  30. This is such a beautiful necklace! I love its simple, elegant look! I also need some time off, and I like relaxing either at a spa, or simply cuddling with my dog (who also keeps me warm these days :) ). xo

    Sabina | I've Got Sunshine

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    1. I've never been to a spa, I need to remedy this!

      Rosy xx

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  31. I love going on Youtube to relax! :)

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    1. I love a bit of youtube too :)

      Rosy xx

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  32. That necklace is gorgeous, loved this post! A bubble bath is my relaxation haven and I love to read in the mornings when no one is up with a cup of tea. Take care lovely x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. Yes! A good cup of tea is essential.

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  33. Taking time for yourself is so important! I love getting cozy in bed and watching Netflix.

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    1. I've been watching the Gilmore Girls on Netflix lately :)

      Rosy xx

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  34. I love the piece you chose! So delicate and dainty :) Getting packages and online shopping are one of my favorite ways to unwind too.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

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    1. It's so much fun isn't it :)

      Rosy xx

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  35. lovely post! I too love playing with my cat, who's now away . lovely pendant , looks like a fun brand..would definitely check them out! :)

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  36. Spending time with pets and reading are by far my favorite ways to take time out, though a little retail therapy never hurt! This is a lovely post, as is that necklace!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

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  37. Great tips. Finding time to lay in bed and do nothing would be great for me. You look lovely and so does your latest addition.

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    1. I'd love to lay in bed and relax!

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  39. These are great ways to unwind. I love this necklace from Happiness Boutique! Thanks for sharing.

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  40. What a beautiful necklace! The perfect addition to any outfit I'm sure! :-) I love your suggestion of playing with a pet, my puppy Luna would certainly appreciate that! I personally love to curl up with a good book!

    Musings & More

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    1. I love puppies! So much fun :)

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  41. It's so important to take time out. We all need to recharge our batteries and just enjoying the moment. TFS!
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  42. That necklace is so pretty. Reading always helps me unwind after a busy day.

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    1. Same here, best relaxation tool ever.

      Rosy xx

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  43. Listening to music and chilling in bed while watching movies or friends reruns is definitely a way of unwinding for me. Lovely post.

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    1. Omg yes, Friends reruns all the way!

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  44. The necklace is so pretty
    Love it
    xx
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  45. I love your necklace from Happiness Boutique - that's such a pretty and dainty piece! I completely agree that sometimes things can get overwhelming at this time of year, and so taking a break every now and again (eg. festive films!) can be so refreshing :)

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    1. It definitely can, Christmas is such a crazy time!

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  46. Taking time for ourself is so important! Lovely post :)
    xx Elisa
    Francine's Place | Diy & Lifestyle Blog

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  47. Oh that version of Emma is super pretty
    xx

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    1. Isn't it! I couldn't resist it when I saw it.

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  48. Awesome post! I love the necklace, so elegant and nice. I totally agree, playing with pets is definitely a great way to chill out. Thanks for sharing!

    xxxx from Emily // www.diamondsanddachshunds.weebly.com

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    1. Always a good way to get a laugh :)

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  49. I love it also to play with our pets, beautiful pictures!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  50. Couldn't agree more! I also enjoy playing with pets. Have a lovely week! <3

    Andreea,
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  51. this neckalce fabulous dear
    I posted a new review, I'd love to know your opinion
    happy tuesday, kiss
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  52. The kitty looks so cute! I love the look of you necklace as well x

    Laura
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  53. I love the necklace and I wish I had a little kitten to play with. I feel like it would really brighten up my day
    Dora
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  54. What a beautiful necklace pick! I always say I never have time for anything either.

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    1. Life just keeps coming at us all too fast haha.

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  55. That really is a beautiful necklace!! Will go have a mooch... To relax I like to go on youtube, read, or do some fantasy retail therapy!! (That is to put everything you want in the basket and promise yourself 'one day'!!) ^_^

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    1. Haha, that's exactly what I do, all the time :)

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  56. I adore your makeup!

    Sara | www.saraspoke.com

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  57. OMG hun your kitten is so adorable!
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Happy New Year to you and your family!! Dominica from www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk

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  58. That necklace is so pretty and unique looking! x

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