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My first time

I know these things are usually 'tags' but I like to take it upon myself to take part in them anyway, tagged or not!

10 reasons why 'Gossip Girl's Dan Humphrey is the worst

To celebrate (I guess) me finally completing the whirlwind ride that is all 6 seasons of Gossip Girl, I have decided to compile a list of reasons as to why Dan 'Douchebag' Humphrey was the worst character in the entire series (like you even needed convincing).

Warning: if you haven't finished the series then I'd avoid this post as there will be spoilers. You have been warned.

#BLOGMAS: Secret Santa gift ideas

Are you taking part in Secret Santa this year? Either for work, school or even among your friendship group, it's all too common that you might struggle buying for someone you don't know that well! Hopefully this gift guide will inspire you!

Note: all these gifts are under £10. Many Secret Santas come with a spend limit (ours is £10) but remember it's not always about value! And, as always, none of these links are affiliate links and I have not been paid for this post!

#BLOGMAS: The Christmas jumper edit

For the first post in my Blogmas series, I thought I'd get right in there with some Christmas jumper suggestions before they all sell out!

Disclaimer: no links are affiliate links and I haven't been paid to promote any of these products or brands. I just found them and liked them!


8th November 2016 marked 13 years since my wonderful granddad passed away. Why is it that grief stays with us even after decades?

Why does no one talk about suicide?

Suicide is still considered a very taboo subject to talk about. It is difficult to discuss as it is a hard concept to grasp - the idea that someone wants to take their own life. But isn't this more of a reason for us to speak up about it?

An open letter to my depression

To: my depression,

We've known each other for quite some time now, but I definitely do not consider you a friend.

You know me better than anyone - you know exactly how to make me feel my lowest, how to make me feel worthless and how to make me feel like I just want to disappear.

Papergang - April 2016

So I seem to be on a bit of a subscription box binge... This month I received my first Papergang box, a stationery subscription box by the geniuses at Ohh Deer.

I'm a stationery geek, I really can't help it. I'd rather get into bed with a fresh notebook than my own boyfriend. (Only half-kidding.) I got some pretty cool things! So let's take a look...

Update: 21st birthday resolutions

So I have been 21 now for almost 5 months... If you read my post back in January, you'll know I set myself a few goals for this year. Since I'm almost halfway through (not really, but I thought I'd better justify it), I thought I'd take a minute to assess whether I've been sticking to them!

Birchbox - April 2016

This month I was very excited to receive my first ever Birchbox in the post! I especially couldn't resist when I found out they were sending out a Benefit sample in each one...

What's in my makeup bag?

MAC Benefit Rimmel Bourjois makeup review

I don't know about you, but I'm always super intrigued to know what other people have in their makeup bags. I'm always going through my friend's makeup bags and swatching stuff on my hand (sorry, I know that must be really irritating actually).

To save people rooting through mine I thought I might as well make a post about what I drag around with me on a daily basis. I'd be really interested to know if any of you are as bad as me in carrying around stuff that's empty, or stuff you don't actually like or use! I am a bit of a hoarder...

5 myths about people with depression

Depression mental health awareness

Depression is a real, valid mental illness, yet there is still so much stigma surrounding it.

I have suffered with depression for quite a while and have learned there are very real, very stupid myths surrounding it and people who have to deal with it.

£5 eBay makeup brushes

eBay makeup brushes

So I know some people are a little reluctant to try out cheap beauty products, especially brushes, but being a bit of a cheapskate myself and having more important things to spend large amounts of money on, I'll do the trying & testing for you.

Dealing with negative thoughts

Negative thoughts mental health awareness

Let's be honest - nobody can be full of energy and positivity all the time. I mean, if you can find someone then send them to me to teach me their ways! Negative thoughts are natural, albeit not very pleasant. Here are some things you can do to ease those nasty voices in your head.

Buddy Box - March 2016

Buddy Box Blurt Foundation review subscription box

The Blurt Foundation have done their very best as usual to put some positivity into our lives with this month's Buddy Box, especially with Spring just around the corner.