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2017 round-up

2017 is fast coming to an end and I wanted to celebrate with a quick round-up of the last 365 days in the life of Alice.

Alternative Christmas gift ideas

I love giving gifts, but sometimes I struggle to make them thoughtful and unique, rather than the standard slippers and smellies every year (sorry, Dad). I've compiled a list of a few cool, quirky, alternative gift ideas that are sure to give someone a giggle!

5 inspirational female characters*

My favourite thing about watching films and TV shows is finding a character or two that I either really relate to, or look up to. I am always wanting a character to root for, even if they're not necessarily the most flawless! Read on for five of my favourite and most inspirational female characters from movies and TV!

Tips for using Depop

Depop is an online marketplace where you can sell your old stuff and buy other people's old stuff. (Nobody hire me to be a Depop saleswoman because I did not make that sound appealing.)

3 things I'm starting to do and NOT apologising for

Isn't being a human weird? We have so many things expected of us and we have no idea who decided these things in the first place. Someone who's probably long dead now decided that if we do X, Y or Z, we are arseholes. I've decided I'm gonna start doing some of them anyway.

the life changing magic of not giving a fuck

My paranormal experience | #2

Since writing my last post, I have been wracking my brains for other paranormal experiences I've had. I find these kinds of stories so interesting; I hope you don't mind me rambling on once more!

My paranormal experience | #1

As it is October and everyone's favourite time of the year (Halloween, in case you weren't sure) is approaching, I thought I'd get into the festive spirit (get it?) with a few little ghost stories...

London Graveyard cemetery graves autumn

Depression: the silent struggle

It's definitely been a hot minute since I posted anything mental health related - that's not because I've been neglecting that element of my blog, or trying to phase it out. I feel lucky that lately I've been on the right side of my mental health and have been in a fairly good place.

This week the all-familiar sickening spiral of sadness hit me, though, and I've felt myself riding a really not fun helter-skelter into a pit of depression.

Glossybox | August 2017

So recently I was on the hunt for a new subscription box to try out, and Glossybox was highly recommended to me on Twitter! I'm a little late to the party having been away nearly all month, but here are my thoughts on August's Glossybox.

My Parisian nightmare

You may have seen recently that I visited Paris in July for the first time! I went there primarily to attend my first festival: Lollapalooza - you can read about that here! Whilst the festival was dreamy and wonderful, the same can't be said for my experience of Paris. Read on if you like hearing about other people's misfortunes!

Paris gardens

Why it's okay to be sensitive

I was talking with my mum a while ago and she told me a story about my first day at nursery. My teacher said to her: "How would you describe Alice?" to which my mum replied, "...Sensitive." My teacher apparently thought it was sweet, but my mum told her as a warning! It made me think, though; what's wrong with being sensitive?

Skincare routine - July 2017

It's been a hot minute since I updated my skincare routine and in the last few weeks I've made some massive changes to the way I take care of my face. I'm liking the results so far, so wanted to share a really quick idea of my current routine with you!

Blogging bucket list

Do you ever read other people's blogs and just wish you could do some of the things they do?!

There's a lot of stuff I'd love to do on my blog but just can't see myself doing. I've been in a little bit of a rut lately, so thought I'd put together a short 'blogging bucket list' to inspire me to reach towards my goals and achieve more from my blog!

Carli Bybel deluxe edition palette: review

One of my first ever posts on this blog was a review [here] of YouTuber Carli Bybel's eyeshadow and highlighter palette, released in collaboration with BH Cosmetics. It's my long-standing most favourite palette to date, so when she recently released a deluxe edition of the palette I of course had to get my hands on it!

#TimeToTalk Day 2017

February 2nd 2017 is #TimeToTalk Day, campaigned by mental health organisation Time To Change. The aim of this day is to encourage people to start a conversation about mental health and keep the conversation going round the clock.

21st birthday resolutions: final result

Almost 1 year ago, for my 21st birthday, I set myself 5 goals I'd like to achieve in my 21st year of life! I did an update post around April, but now it's time for the final results, as my 21st year is almost  over...

Twitter tips for bloggers

Now I'm no blogging enigma, but I've picked up a few tips and tricks that have helped grow my Twitter account and engagement on my blog. Read on to learn my secrets, young grasshoppers...

Twitter tips for bloggers