Hello again, it’s been a while since I last posted, I know but life got pretty hectic, my mum became ill and things got way too on top of me. I was enjoying #Blogtober so much due to personal circumstances it became impossible for me to post on here!

Many of you was asking me on social media why I have been so quiet and hope all is okay, the reason for taking this break from my blog over the past 3 weeks is because my mum became really ill resulting in her having to have her heart restarted. Luckily, and the biggest thank you to the NHS, she is now back on track and getting better. It’s a slow process but she is getting there gradually and each day getting stronger and stronger.

In the midst of this I have had a million and one other things going on, caring for my nanna, working a full time job and of course working on mine and Debra-Bow’s new little business venture!

This brings me onto the exciting news of Bows Beauty Box – a box designed by bloggers for bloggers – myself and Bow have been working really hard to put together a beauty box for bloggers which we can’t wait to share with you all! We launch the first week in December and have got some really fantastic brands on board!

Myself & Bow will both be posting a blog post all about this and sharing relevant sale links once everything is finally confirmed! EEEEK!

So, other things going on! Work, work, work and more work! I feel like over the past few months I haven’t stopped, it’s been so busy at work but it has kept me on my toes and took the worry of my mum away from me when I needed that little break!

Holiday? Oh I am so in need! We are in the middle of booking a holiday right as I am typing this! My family and my other halfs family are going away to Spain for a week next year which I can’t wait for! A break is just what we all need!

Im also booking a trip away to Amsterdam and Budapest with my other half which is so exciting! There are so many places I want to visit in Europe and these two are top of my list at present! Last year we visited Dublin twice which was amazing and also Paris for valentines weekend which was the cutest weekend away ever!

I know this post isn’t my usual type of post but I wanted to let you all know what’s been going on and why I have been off the radar for a few weeks! I have so much planned for my blog over the next two months and can’t wait to start blogging properly again!

Thanks for taking your time to read this, 💞

Rachel x

  • So sorry to hear about your mum. That must have been really scary! Really excited about your beauty box venture and I’ll definitely be ordering one. Sounds like you deserve a good holiday ASAP with everything you’be been doing. I’ve heard Budapest is a stunning city to visit. Xxx

  • Its understandable why you needee the time off, life can get very hectic. Sorry to hear about your mum, but glad she is getting better 😊

    Mike ||

  • Dublin must have been good if you went back after visiting once! I’m considering booking a weekend away there for my boyfriend’s Christmas present and you’re making me even more tempted. Is there anywhere there that you’d recommend?

    P.S. Bow’s Beauty Box sounds fab.
    P.P.S. I’m glad you’re back to blogging and that your mum’s on the mend. x

    • rachelxblog

      Thanks Rae! Oh my god so much I recommend for Dublin, it’s amazing! I’ll DM you on twitter shortly and have a chat with you! Thanks for the comment! xx

  • I’m so sorry about what happened got your mum! It’s great to hear that she’s on the mend and getting better. I’m really interested to see your beauty box, I’ve been keeping an eye out for it for a while! x

    • rachelxblog

      Thanks Kayleigh! Mum is on the mend now which is the best news we have had in a while! The beauty box is shaping up fabulously! We cant wait to share it all with you! 🙂 thanks for stopping by and reading xx

  • Hope you mum and nana are okay, it’s understandable why you took a break!!!
    100% would be interested in a a blogger box, keep me updated!!! Can’t wait to see what you post! xox

  • Oh my lovely, sometimes life gets in the way and you realise that other things need to take priority. Taking care of your family is definitely one of those. I’m glad your mum is on the mend and I hope your nanna is alright too! I also hope that you’re okay because you’ve got a lot going on right now! You know where I am if you need me dear 🙂 love you xxx

  • Totally understandable that you needed to take the time off while your mum was ill, Rachel! So glad to hear that she is on the mend now! Sounds like you have lots to look forward to with your holidays – I would love to see some posts about Spain and Amsterdam especially! Can’t wait to hear more about your beauty box as well!

    Abbey 🌷

  • Debra-Bow

    I’m really glad to hear your Mum is on the mend Rachel, I know how hard this last month has been for you whist we chat every day I can only do my best with words to make you feel better. Life gets in the way sometimes and thats always ok! Love ya!

  • Glad everything’s on the up Rachel, I feel you on the holiday front, so cool that you and your bf’s family are going away together – very nice x

  • Completely understand why you took some time off, you did it for the right reasons and I’m so happy your mum is on the road to recovery now ❤️ Family always come first! Very jealous of all the hols you have planned, Buda and Amsterdam are top on my list too!

    Lots of love Xxxxx

    Izzy |

  • So sorry to hear about your mum but i’m so glad she is getting better now.
    So jealous of the Spain holiday, may have to hide in your suitcase….

  • Really sorry to her about your mum beautiful, but I’m super happy to hear that she is recovering now. It’s totally understandable why you took some time off and it’s probably done you some good too doing so. 💜💫✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x ||

  • The beauty box news is so exciting, i had no idea! Thats so amazing of you both, looking forward to seeing more about it!


  • Oh Rachel I’m so sorry about your mum, I am in awe of how you are juggling everything though, it’s nice to read posts like this to see how you are getting on! I bet you can’t wait for Spain! I am so excited for yours and Bow’s beauty box I can’t contain it!! Hope you’re ok xxxxx