2017 New Year's resolutions

Saturday, 31 December 2016

I don't usually believe in New Year's resolutions as I feel like I set myself up for another year of disappointment... But here we go anyway!

2017 New Year's resolutions


My first time

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

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

Monday, 26 December 2016

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: Christmas Q&A

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Get to know me with this festive themed Q&A!

#BLOGMAS: Christmas wish list

Friday, 9 December 2016

'Tis the season of giving and all that, but where's the harm in a little hinting towards what someone can give to you?

Blogmas: Christmas wish list ideas

#BLOGMAS: Childhood christmas

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

I love looking back at old photos, and what better time to reminisce than Christmas?

#BLOGMAS: Winter beauty essentials

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Winter is definitely one of the harshest seasons when it comes to your skin. Here are a few essentials I can't live without over the colder months!
 A few essential winter beauty products and winter beauty tips you mustn't live without!

#BLOGMAS: The Christmas PJ edit

Monday, 5 December 2016



Now we have our Christmas jumpers, playlist and some gift inspiration, let's talk comfy PJs - perfect for a night in wrapping gifts, watching Christmas films and eating plenty!

#BLOGMAS: Secret Santa gift ideas

Sunday, 4 December 2016



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: Christmas traditions

Saturday, 3 December 2016


Here are some of my favourite family Christmas traditions!

#BLOGMAS: Christmas playlist

Friday, 2 December 2016



Need a few Christmas tunes to do your wrapping and decorating to? I'm your gal!

Of course I had to include a few classics, mixed with a few cheesy favourites of mine!

#BLOGMAS: The Christmas jumper edit

Thursday, 1 December 2016




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!

Grief

Thursday, 10 November 2016



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?

Wednesday, 2 November 2016



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?

Shadow Switch review*

Sunday, 16 October 2016


The lovely team at Beauty Essentials kindly sent me one of their new products to try out!

CONSPIRACY THEORIES: The Mandela Effect

Friday, 7 October 2016



For the first in my series of conspiracy theories, I'll be giving you a quick run-down of The Mandela Effect.

An open letter to my depression

Tuesday, 4 October 2016


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.


Versatile Blogger Award

Tuesday, 27 September 2016


The other morning I woke up to a lovely message from Claire on Facebook, letting me know she had nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award!


Couple's challenge

Sunday, 18 September 2016


I saw this 'couple's survey' on someone's Facebook status and thought it was a silly idea for a post!

My Amsterdam trip

Friday, 16 September 2016


So I just got back from a short but sweet break to Amsterdam, so I thought I'd tell you about what I got up to!

Self-care - collab

Wednesday, 14 September 2016



The lovely Jade and I have teamed up to give you some tips for taking care of yourself when you're not feeling your best.

MUA Luxe PowerBrow sculpting gel

Monday, 12 September 2016




MUA is a brand I've always been fond of - affordable and accessible for everyone. I picked up this brow pomade as a potential dupe for my ABH dip brow. Let's see what I thought...

September Wishlist

Saturday, 10 September 2016



What I'm lusting after as we transition into Autumn.

Life after leaving university

Wednesday, 31 August 2016



Back in January, I spoke about my journey through university and my decision to leave at the start of my second year.

#BeachDayMusts with AdoreMe

Friday, 26 August 2016



Thinking wistfully back to my last holiday abroad (3 YEARS AGO I MIGHT ADD), I was more than happy when AdoreMe got in touch asking me to share my #BeachDayMusts!

Why aren't mental illnesses treated the same as physical illnesses?

Sunday, 21 August 2016


Did you know that it is estimated that every 1 in 4 people in England will experience a mental health problem every year?

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Friday, 5 August 2016

The Girl on the Train novel by Paula Hawkins


Another thrilling book recommendation from yours truly.

Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

Monday, 1 August 2016



Behind Closed Doors novel by B A Paris

Since I have no wifi at my new house (STILL), I've had a nice little break from poring over the internet and actually had chance to sit and read!

Rimmel London Sun Shimmer self-tan

Friday, 29 July 2016

Rimmel London sun shimmer in-shower self tan


As pretty much a fake tan virgin, I was both nervous and intrigued about trying this in-shower tan.

July Wishlist

Wednesday, 27 July 2016



Browsing the internet wistfully...


Papergang - June 2016

Saturday, 9 July 2016



In all the hustle and bustle of moving out/moving in/moving all around, it has taken ages for me to pick this up from the post office!


The 'ex complex'

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Relationships and ex boyfriends

Isn't it weird how it only takes one experience to affect every future experience you have?

Blogging with a full time job

Tuesday, 21 June 2016


I won't lie, this post is just to give me a bit of opportunity to moan.

Birchbox - June 2016

Friday, 17 June 2016

Birch box June 2016

It's Birchbox time!

Sleek MakeUP 'Solstice' highlighter palette

Saturday, 4 June 2016



There's been such a hype over this palette on all corners of the Internet lately, and naturally due to my massive FOMO I had to get in on the action to see what the fuss is all about!

Papergang - May 2016

Monday, 30 May 2016



I love when the end of the month approaches because it means all my subscription boxes start arriving!

Skincare secrets with Farfetch

Friday, 20 May 2016



I've been thinking a lot about my skincare lately, and when Farfetch approached me about sharing some of my 'skincare secrets', I thought this would be a great opportunity to discover some new tricks along the way.

#MHAW16 - Relationships

Thursday, 19 May 2016



This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, so I wanted to dedicate a post to this year's theme: relationships.

5 things I've learned living away from home

Monday, 16 May 2016



I moved out of my family home when I started university in late 2014. It was a scary prospect at the beginning, but something I knew I'd love once I got used to it.

£1 Artis brush dupe

Sunday, 15 May 2016



Back again with another cheap alternative to high-end makeup brushes!

Life skills they don't teach you at school

Friday, 13 May 2016



Ever realise that since you became an adult, you were completely not prepared for this life at all? Just me?

Papergang - April 2016

Monday, 9 May 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...


Birchbox - May 2016



Well, I was certainly excited to come home to this delivery after being up for work at 3:30am! It's Birchbox time again!


Update: 21st birthday resolutions

Saturday, 30 April 2016





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

Thursday, 28 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?

Tuesday, 19 April 2016



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

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

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.

An open letter to my ex-best friend

Saturday, 2 April 2016

An open letter to my ex best friend

Dear ex-best friend,

£5 eBay makeup brushes

Thursday, 31 March 2016

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

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

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.

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