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5 Cute and Low Cost Date Ideas | Victoria Jiju

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Do you ever feel like you want to spend some time just you and your partner but you don't want to break the bank? Well look no further, here are 5 low costs date ideas that you can do on a very tight budget. Just because you don't have a lot of money doesn't mean you can't have romantic moments together, you just have to be a little more creative. Keep scrolling to find 5 different low-cost date ideas you can do on your next date night.



1. At-home Spa 
Break out some of the face masks and massage oils and have a couple at a home Spa day. This may not be everybody's cup of tea but my husband and I love it every once in a while. If you have kids do it one night after they've gone to bed and then you don't even have to get a babysitter! Why not even break out the wine and some music. Spending time and being silly together whilst you pamper yourself is one of the cheapest ways to have a luxury date night.

2. Outdoor Picnic  Find a cute spot outdoors, it doesn't…

30 Day Self-Care Challenge | Victoria Jiju

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This challenge will help you put in the correct foundations for a productive self-care routine that will benefit you in all areas of life. These building blocks will allow you to look after all areas of yourself so that by the end of the month you are practicing a more productive and beneficial self-care routine. Carrying out small acts of self-care every day means that your body is continuously looked after and there is less chance of you experiencing 'burnout'. Burnout is where your body can no longer function at the rate you trying to push it. Therefore, I encourage you to partake in this 30-day challenge to practice a balanced lifestyle.**Feel free to screenshot, save, and print this list so you can follow along with it. If you would like a printable version feel free to email @victoriajjaneiju@gmail.com and I'll send you a copy. **

30 Days of Chick-Flicks | Victoria Jiju

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Are you ready to embark on the ultimate Chick-Flick challenge?

Grab your popcorn because below you will find some of the most nostalgic, feel-good movies that you may have even forgotten about.  30 days of movie goodness, they may not have the best reviews but they still hold a special place in our heart. 
1. 13 Going on 30 2.  Clueless  3.  Mean Girls  4. She's all That  5. When Harry Met Sally 6. Pretty Woman  7. 27 Dresses 8. John Tucker Must Die  9. 50 First Dates  10. Step-Up 11. Burlesque 12. The Devil Wears Prada  13. Miss Congeniality 14. Bring it On  15. Honey  16. She's the Man   17. Honey  18. Legally Blonde 19.Legally Blonde: Red White and Blonde 20. Princess Diaries  21. Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement  22. A Cinderella Story 23. Sex and the City the Movie 24.Sex and the City 2  25. You've got Mail 26. Breakfast at Tiffany's 27. Grease 28. Easy A  29. Aquamarine 30. Parent Trap
Are there any movies you would add to the list, let me know in the comments below.   Thanks for Reading…

Book Review: Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams | Victoria Jiju

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''Light-Hearted, Modern and Fun'' Victoria Jiju


Whilst looking for a new book I stumbled across what seemed like entire book communities recommending this one. Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams. So I thought why not give ago. Reverting back to my typical chic-lit roots I decided it would be worth a read.  Keep reading to find out what its about, my thoughts and ultimately would I recommend.
What is it About? 

Our stop, pens the stories of Nadia and Daniel and their series of missed connections. Nadia is a twenty-something year-old women trying to get her s**t together since a pretty brutal break-up. Nadia attempts to get the 7:30am train to work in the morning in the efforts to get her life back on track. Daniel on the other hand gets the 7:30am train to work everyday without fail. Whilst noticing Nadia on one of the rare occurrences she makes it on to the train, Daniel decides to write a note to Nadia in the 'missed connections' section of the newspaper. Now readin…

Budgeting: How to Get What You Want | Victoria JIju

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So the tips I am about to share may seem a little silly, however they have really helped me, so I thought I would share them with the internet realms. Money can be a major factor in your mental health and can be the root of many arguments and therefore it is important to know how to budget appropriately. As I'm currently completing an apprenticeship you could say that money is a little tight. Therefore with this in mind, my husband and I have had to be pretty savvy in order to get by in life whilst also getting some treats along the way. So here are 6 stages that have helped us get what we want.




1. Make a Table, Spreadsheet or Phone note for all your items.



2. Arrange Your Finances Accordingly
 My husband and I worked out we could get one £50 item a month from our collective income. For more pricier items for example £100 for garden furniture we may skip a month and save the £50 so that next month we had £100 to spend on what we wanted. On the other hand if we had two cheaper product…

6 TV Series You Need to Stream | Victoria Jiju

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Sometimes in life you just have to switch off and zone out. 'Me time' is a priority in keeping your mental health thriving. This being said it's often a sneaky TV show binge that may just perk you up after a rough day. I've listed 6 of my favourites below which are absolutely binge worthy and could take your mind off a bad day. You'll find everything you need from; what the show is about, how many seasons it has, where you can steam them and who stars in them.


What is it About? This show is based on a Novel by the same name by Celeste Ng. It follows the stories of the immaculate Richardson family and the slightly less perfect, mother-daughter duo (The Warrens) who seem to bring trouble to their doorstep.  The show explores how the art of lying, love, motherhood and danger can be a recipe for disaster.

Where can I Watch it?
Amazon Prime.

Whose in it? Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington and Joshua Jackson.

How many Seasons?  1 season - Mini-Series

What is it About? This sho…

Book Review : Younger by Pamela Redmond | Victoria Jiju

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"Unique, Quirky and Thought Provoking" Victoria Jiju




As you may have seen in a recent post '3 empowering TV show post' I’ve been enjoying watching the TV show Younger. I thought as I’ve enjoyed the TV show for so long, I would give the book that it's based on ago. As with my last book the Lifeboat, I am still enjoying Auidable for free so I indulged in the second free book that they offered me.

Whats it About?
Alice a forty-year-old divorcee who finds she has to manage her life, new career and love life after faking her identity as younger 20-something women to get her job in the publishing industry. Her forty-year-old life and 26-year-old life continue to cross causing a fabulous explosion romance, drama and comedy.

Thoughts.


I know it's often stated that if you've seen the show don't read the book and vice versa, but I did and I can see why that's a thing. Although this book resembles some of the show,I feel it's somewhat of a stretch to s…

20 Things to do in the House | Victoria Jiju

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Covid-19 has reared it's ugly head and kept us all housebound- were possible. Therefore regardless of whether lockdown is lifted or you simply just do not have money, here is a list of 20 things to do in the House.


1. Make a three-course meal. Choose your a favourite meal you would pick at a restaurant, find the recipe online and cook it for yourself. 
2. Find a new series and binge-watch the entire thing over a few days.  My current favourite shows are Grey Anatomy, Hot in Cleveland, Chicago P.D, Younger and any true crime I can get my hands on. Choose anything that gets you completely engrossed.
3. Organise your kitchen cupboards. We all have one of those overflowing cupboards, whether it's your pans, spices, tins, dry foods start by taking everything out, check for expiration dates, clean the cupboard out and then re-organise. 
4. Walk your dog (not technically in the house but a free activity and allowed).

5. Use Pinterest to make a mood board of how you want your bedroom or anot…

3 Empowering TV Shows | Victoria Jiju

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As an individual, I am very much someone who thrives on good energies. These good energies I speak of come from a multitude of life events. Sometimes it's the people around us, the books we read, the food we eat, and often it's the tv and media we consume.  Over the past few months, I have found 3 new shows which I found to be empowering and inspiring. After watching these shows retrospectively I felt somewhat of that Bad Ass energy. It made me want to go out and crush my career, live with confidence, and love life.I thought if I feel like this everyone else should to, so I thought I would share these with you all; 





Younger 
What is it about? Based on the 2005 novel Younger by Pamela Redmond Satran the tv show focuses on Liza Miller (Sutton Foster) a forty-year-old divorcee who finds she has manage her life, new career and love life after faking her identity as younger women to get her job in the publishing industry. Her forty-year-old life and 26-year-old life continue to cross …

Book Review: The Lifeboat | Victoria Jiju

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I decided that when lockdown began I would check-out audible and grab the free book offer. I found more good news when it said if you have Amazon Prime you can have two free books. I thought seen as though the book was free I would try something out of my usual chic-lit genre. This is how I came to download The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan.
Set in 1914 The Lifeboat tells the story of Grace Winter a lady who survives the sinking of the ocean liner Empress Alexander. Not long after the sinking of the Titanic, Grace boards the ship with her new husband Henry.  Squeezed into a departing lifeboat as an explosion causes the boat to sink, Grace leaves her new beloved for a seat.
In the lifeboat captained by ships officer Mr Hardie, Grace shares her 21 days of turmoil at sea with her mostly female passengers.  Moving away from the wreckage the newly found crew now have to work- or not in some cases, to survive their passage until they meet their demise or rescue. 
The story tells the tales of Gra…