The earlier the diagnosis the better the outcome!

JUST OVER A WEEK TO GO!!!

Everything is prepped and the raffle prizes are confirmed! Early next week I’ll do a post all about the prizes and whats happening on the night so keep your eyes peeled…

We are still £35.00 away from the charity wax target so please sponsor.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/TomStarfishRoberts

However, I want to give everybody a little insight on one of the reasons why I am raising money for autism (apart from it being close to my heart).

By clicking the link you will read an article I wrote and designed after interviewing a male that was diagnosed at the age of 62.

As I have previously mentioned, I want to create awareness for autism and also raise money. However, after finding out about David’s journey I would love to encourage diagnosis at the earliest possible stages because it does make a difference!!!

Please click the link to find some to read about the journey.

The design and the feature was done by myself so any feedback will be appreciated.

FEATURE TWO LATE DIAGNOSES INDESIGN FINISHED-2

Please keep sponsoring and buying raffles!

Of course, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

jasminerigby95@gmail.com

07469179444

 

 

My monthly favourites

So considering it’s the end of yet another month, what better way to end it than writing about my monthly must haves. I just can’t get enough of these products and the results are showing if I do say so myself…

Nu Colour Contouring Lip Gloss

I have seen quite a few people raving about this lip gloss and now I know why! My fav has to be the clear because you can pretty much apply it with anything – I tend to wear it with a nude lip liner or a light matte colour. But saying that it looks just as good bare if you are going for a subtle everyday natural look.

My graduation is coming up and I wanted to get lip fillers before it… this lip gloss was the mind changer. Once I got this I noticed in pictures my lips looked so much more plump. It’s definitely my essential at the moment. Not only does it make your pout look fantastic but it’s the perfect travel size. I tend to apply it three times a day if not more because the more you apply the plumper the pout.

Ap24 Whitening Toothpaste

My favourite feature is the smile, you’ll never really see a picture of me not showing my toothy pegs so it’s important that I look after them. I’m not a smoker but I do drink lot’s of coffee, so I started to see a slight colour change in my teeth not by a massive amount but just certain areas. I couldn’t afford to get my teeth whitened so went for the cheaper option and opted for the toothpaste. I use this twice a day and have seen a difference already. Me and my mum are both loving this product as we are very fussy when it comes to teeth! I can’t wait to continue with it and see more dazzling results.

Glacial Marine Mud Mask

I usually save my pamper nights until winter but this is just to hard to resist. Then again I suppose the last week has been a bit like winter! Anyway I won’t ramble on about the British weather. I suffer with my skin because of my ovaries I also get quite dry skin so I was a bit reluctant to using any product on my face. However, not only has this improved my skin and helped get rid of Brian the boil on my chin but it actually relaxes me. I tend to allocate two nights a week to apply the mask and have some me time, I will either catch up on my soaps or read a book and just chill! Once I have taken the mask off my skin feels so clean and I just feel better in myself. Highly recommend this product even if you just want some ‘you’ time.

The Pharmanex Green Tea capsules

Many of you might have already seen my review on these magic pills so I won’t go into too much detail. But these have been my absolute hero throughout my weight loss journey. There is not a morning I miss these now. With putting on so much weight I constantly felt bloated. But after two weeks of taking these the bloated feeling had vanished (told you they were magic). Whilst these have played a massive part in my weight loss they have also increased my health and energy levels. Not only that but my nails are looking that little bit longer as well BONUS!!!

What are you monthly favourites?

If you are interested in trying any of these products please contact me on my email address or Facebook.

xxx

 

 

Green Tea Capsules

A little bit about my journey and why I LOVE The Green Tea Capsules! Honestly I’ve never been one to take tablets and do shake diets because I never believed they worked until trying these amazing tablets. After seeing everyone rave about them I thought why not? And thank god I did!

Until 2014 I could practically eat what I wanted when I wanted and that I did. After a few months into university I had put on three stone. I hadn’t noticed but everybody else had. I was  diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome so part of my weight gain had come from that but also over indulging and of course not having my mumma’s home cooked food.

Cutting a long story short, I decided to try and loose weight and tried out a variety of diets, gradually the weight was coming off. However, it wasn’t quick enough for me and I still didn’t feel healthy.

The turning point. The Magic Capsules. The Relief.

Towards the end of my degree I started taking these and I wasn’t counting on them but they have made a huge difference.

Now these tablets aren’t a weight loss product but they have definitely helped me with my weight loss journey. But each week I have stepped on the scales having lost weight and the majority of weeks I have lost at least 3lb.

I have now got in a routine with the tablets and take one every morning, I am not a green tea drinker and that’s why these lovely things help it’s just one capsule for 6 cups of green tea hooray!

 

Last but not least, I am the worst morning person ever. I have recently gone into the adult working life after being a student and these have been my saviour. My skin and energy have improved massively thanks to the capsules.

I highly recommend!!

Email me for more details.

Jasminerigby95@gmail.com

Autism Charity Event – Autism Fun & Funds

Brief

There are 700,000 people on the autism spectrum in the UK – if you include their families it affects 2.8 million people. It isn’t something that goes away it is incurable, but the right support at the right time can make a huge difference. Despite the large figure, it still remains a taboo subject. I have decided to do a charity night to raise money for the National Autistic Society, not only to help those on the spectrum but to help the family members. It is something that as a sibling, I have had to deal with on a day to day basis, and as much as it is rewarding it is often very challenging. Since my brother was diagnosed, I have researched and interviewed many other people in the same position as him or even me as a carer. I have found out that many of people have had all different situations even pensioners. The National Autistic Society is a charity I hold close to my heart, and I would love to be able to raise the money in order for them to support as many people as possible and make the world a better place for those with autism.

Objectives

my objectives for the event

Strategies

My key strategy is to keep the atmosphere light; I want it to be as fun as possible which is why I have decided to do it in the evening – it is a chance for everybody to let their hair down, but also raise money for a good cause.

My aim is to create a fun night in the Football Club on the 29th July from 7:30pm, where there will be a range of things going on such as, a waxing session, raffle prizes and awards.

It is not an invite only event, everybody is welcome. So spread the word!

Tactics

To create as much awareness as possible I will take a three step approach.

Step 1: Social media

To ensure everyone is aware of the event, I will use social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram. Throughout the planning process I will update the social media sites ensuring everybody is kept in the loop.

 

Step 2: Traditional media

Not everybody uses social media, and I want to make sure that as many people are aware as possible, therefore I will be providing posters and leaflets prior to the event.

 

Step 3: Local help

I am already overwhelmed by all the local help I have received. I have decided that donations boxes and raffle tickets will be in local businesses around the area.

 

 

 

Raffle Tickets

So far some fantastic prizes have been donated for the raffle, there is a £149 necklace from Gregorys, gorgeous home-made photo frames, hairdressers and free makeovers, and restaurant vouchers and there is many more in the pipeline. I am currently working on the process so more will be added very soon. The raffle tickets will be available to buy from the end of May from myself or local businesses in the area. If you don’t do it, you can’t win – so take a chance.

Awards

As I have mentioned, the key is to keep the event as fun as possible so on the night there will be funny awards. If anybody has any ideas for the awards I am happy to do them, the voting will take place on the night and all the winner will receive a certificate! There will be a charge to vote, however you do have a free say to nominate someone for an award prior to the event.

Waxing sponsors

A local business has kindly offered to a waxing service on the night, and a male has been brave enough to take it on! You can sponsor the male on the night and the sponsor money will go to the charity.

DJ

So everybody can have a fun night the DJ will be there from 7:30pm until 00:00. If anyone has any song requests, then I look forward to hearing them on the night.

Evaluation

  • I will keep everybody updated on the money being made during the process of the event and final to the event.
  • If anybody has any ideas or questions please contact me.

If anybody has any ideas or wants to be part of the event please contact me.

MY MAY GOALS

May is going to be a stressful yet amazing month. This is the month where I finish my degree, the finishing line is so close now. I have two weeks to do my very best – determination, motivation and late nights is what is needed! But after that, it’s prosecco and celebrations…

1)Finish my degree

My most important goal is to put maximum effort in for the final weeks of university. There is no question that it is going to be a difficult few weeks, but I want to make sure I submit all my work knowing I have done my very best – trying your best is all you can do. Let the late library nights commence!!!

2) Get to grips with in-design 

For my major project I am creating a magazine, slowly but surely I am making a steady progress. However, I feel like my weakness is on in-design, I want to focus some time getting to know that so that I can make my magazine more eye catching. It’s all well and good that it will read well but who’s going to want to read just black and white? I would hate for my work to go unnoticed because the lack of design – I will make it eye catching!! I think this will be the most challenging part but it is essential.

3)Keep fit 

Keeping fit is a regular goal, trying to find time to keep fit and do a degree is going to be difficult but I find keeping fit motivates me. Last week I started to get a bit deflated after being in the library for hours, I went for a swim and I instantly felt better and more motivated. I think just eating a bit  healthier and going to the gym or for a walk gives you that break you need. This week I have been going to the gym and walking a lot more and I feel more refreshed and motivated.

4)Put my autism event into action

As many of you probably already know I love planning and organising, my autism charity night isn’t until July but once I finish my degree I want to start preparing. Towards the end of May I want to set myself targets for the night, write a proposal and a press release. I have decided to create my own leaflets and posters so I want them to be done by the end of May so I can start getting them out and about. EEEEEK prizes … I have been lucky enough to receive some fab prizes for the raffle thanks to all those lovely people but I want to try and get some more donations. I will start selling the raffles at the end of May. There will be lot’s of posts about the event so keep your eyes peeled. 

5)Praise myself

Hopefully May will be a successful month and then I can pop open the prosecco! At the end of May, I have the journalism awards which I am really excited for. I am going to go for a classy look but I don’t have an outfit in my head yet – quite worrying considering everyone else is sorted. The night of the awards is the night I want to celebrate three years of effort and determination. Yes I’ve had ups and downs but who doesn’t? I can’t wait to dress all pretty and celebrate. Roll on May 25th!

What goals do you have for the month of may?

Easter Updates

Well that is the Easter madness over for another year. Now it’s time to get back on track ditch the alcohol and chocolate and focus. But just for this moment let me reflect on how fun the past weeks I have been…

Firstly I have completed some things off my bucket list yaaay!

1) I did a 160ft Bungee Jump!

YES that’s right I did it and I was hungover. It’s something I have always wanted to do. I love that feeling of adrenaline but I just hadn’t got round to it. Cutting a long story short it was my boyfriends 24th birthday so I decided it would make a good present – not sure he thought the same though haha! Anyway despite me burying my head in his chest whilst we jumped over Salford Quays it was an amazing experience and something I am very proud of. Next goal is a sky dive!

2)Boogey bus fun…

If your birthday falls on bank holiday weekend then you have to make the most of it I guess. I arranged a boogey bus for mine and my partners friends to go to Liverpool on a mini bus initially a normal 16 seater but for the same price I found a disco bus. I can honestly say the bus was the best part of the night. I would highly recommend the party bus.

3) 40th party update.

You may have seen a post I previously did about organising my dads birthday party. Anyway it was a success and he really appreciated my effort. Plus the hog roast was gorgeous! Now onto my next event.. Autism Charity Night! More to follow soon.

4)Four Years anniversary.

Well we wasn’t sure which one of us decided the medal me or Ryan. So we celebrated together with my two favourite things cocktails and chinese. Amazing night with amazing company and the food was even better. We went to Nikki Ips restaurant which we had both been really excited for and it did not disappoint. Both of us would highly recommend Yuk Shung. It was that nice we re-created it at home and it is so cheap and easy to make.

5) Big Family meal.

For ages me and Ryan have wanted both of our families to get together but this has proven more difficult due to different work schedules etc. However me being the organiser again finally made this happen! Ten of us went for a meal to celebrate the Mr’s birthday and we had a fabulous time. But that was the end of the easter fun, food and alcohol.

Now it’s time to knuckle down and have a detox month.

Keep an eye out for my May goals soon.

xxx

MY happiness.

‘It’s a helluva start, being able to recognise what makes you happy.’ – Dale Carnegie

I’m currently at that stressful in between stage of touching the finishing line of university but I haven’t quite find that dream job yet. Deadlines are fast approaching and my living arrangements will be soon coming to an end so in all honesty I’ve been feeling a bit deflated. However, we should always be grateful which I why I have decided to do a post on 50 things that make me happy. A bit of inspiration has also come from Fearne Cotton book ‘Happy’ which I highly recommend.

  1. Morning coffee.
  2. Sunshine.
  3. Family days out.
  4. Long drives.
  5. Being Productive.
  6. Reading.
  7. Music.
  8. Spending time with my boyfriend.
  9. Chilled nights.
  10. Girl nights.
  11. Fridays.
  12. Going out for meals.
  13. Cocktails.
  14. When you haven’t been out for ages and get to dress nice.
  15. Chinese food!!!
  16. My baby cousins.
  17. Going shopping and for a spot of lunch.
  18. Lie ins.
  19. Praise.
  20. Surprises!!!
  21. Catching up on trashy TV.
  22. Stationery.
  23. Typing.
  24. Loosing weight.
  25. Being organised.
  26. Hanging washing out.
  27. Working on my blog.
  28. Helping others.
  29. Setting goals.
  30. Event planning.
  31. Cooking.
  32. Aftershave.
  33. Travelling to the airport.
  34. Light nights.
  35. Pictures.
  36. Inspirational quotes.
  37. Bouncy blow dry.
  38. Making scrap books.
  39. Buying people gifts.
  40. Visiting my Taid’s grave.
  41. Office clothes.
  42. Feature writing.
  43. Rose gold.
  44. Tea and cake.
  45. Tapas (nibbles).
  46. The sound of flicking through a book.
  47. Having my back tickled.
  48. Meeting new people.
  49. Presenting.
  50. My brother being happy.

It’s always good to reflect on happiness. Why not list a few reasons that make you happy in the comments?