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Best Spots in Manchester for a Good Old Drink

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I'm surprised I've never really covered this before, but in the past year I've ventured out a bit and gone around town looking for the best places for a drink, from cocktails to ciders there's a range of places across Manchester that deserve a bit of a spotlight. I like a mixture of drinks and there's nothing worse than going to a new bar and choosing the same drink you have everywhere else, I like to try something different each time. So if you're looking for a new place to grab a drink take note of where am about to mention, from the Northern Quarter to Spinningfields. 

First up, is Jimmy's if you're into the more indie scene of Manchester this is a great place to check out. They have a great range of cocktails, great music that you can't miss and they house a lot of gigs around the year. Some of my best gigs from the past year have been at Jimmy's and it's somewhere you really can't miss. It's a bit different to the rest on the lis…

Is the Missguided £1 Bikini A Real Bargain

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If you're an avid fast fashion buyer or you like to stay in the loop, you would have seen that Missguided released a £1 bikini: a simple black triangle shape bikini ranging from sizes 4-24. The offer is for a limited time only; releasing 1000s onto the website each day. For some, this might sound like heaven. A cheap bikini perfect for Summer: a great staple. It even beats the prices of Primark and other brands promising cheap affordable clothing.

But how much of a bargain is this bikini for the consumer and the producers, when the bikini is only £1. This brings the question, how much is it really costing to make it? Are they really making a profit or are they shortchanging the suppliers and the workers behind that £1 bikini? When we break the bikini down it's all about polyester, which is largely unsustainable and harms the planet massively. So, if it's really worth that one photo of you on an inflatable in Greece then you do you, but for the rest of us, I think it's …

June Birchbox Unboxing

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It's my fourth Birchbox and each month there's a whole mix of stuff in this months, I normally do the IGTV videos for these boxes but with such a range of products I wanted to give them a trial run first and then share my first impression of them. Normally I do the whole review later on but I thought we'd mix it up a bit and try the products out first and then show ya what you get in the box and what seems to be worth the money. This months box was in partnership with Paperchase, they've got a few discount codes in there that you really can't miss out. 

First up in the box, is the Coco and Eve Like A Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque, I'm always up for trying any haircare stuff and recently I've noticed how bad my hair is getting. I'm making more of an effort to look after my hair especially when it comes to brushing it, my hair gets tangled so easily so having anything that will help calm that is a godsend. I've used this a coupl…

A Quick Rundown On Drugstore Liners

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If multiple deadlines, lack of sleep and less time in the morning taught me anything. It's that I can do a bit of eyeliner and bronzer and leave my flat feeling like I've made an effort. But the thing is eyeliners aren't always gonna work out for ya, from disappearing through the day from getting smudged in the rain. They're a bit like some relationships, they just don't work out. I've had my fair share of bad eyeliners so I thought I'd showcase the best and the worst for your money, all from the drugstore of course. 

Let's talk about the bad ones, these are the ones you just shouldn't bother with if you wanna be smart with your money. The one issue I have with liquid eyeliners is that they just dry so quickly, and that sharp black line starts to fade it and becomes a bit of colouring in to get a good colour on your lids. And for me the NYX Epic Ink Liner, there was something about this that just didn't seem to work for me. The ti…

So University Is Finally Over

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I've waited for so long to write this post, three years ago I was halfway through my A-Levels and I was ready to start preparing for University. It feels weird now to say that it's all over, and I can relax for a month before starting my new job. When I finished my exam I expected to have this uplifting ecstatic feeling, and I did but I was also left with this weird feeling that it's all over and that's it. It's weird when you've spent so long writing your dissertation and preparing for exams for it to just all be done, everyone finishes at different times and it's just generally weird.

But it makes me more than excited to start my new job and not to get all soppy but start a new chapter, I have a lot of good and bad memories from University. I made friends for life and also experienced parts of life I never thought I would, I always used to cringe when people said that University helped them change as a person. But I do genuinely believe it does something, …

Summer Makeup But Not Sweaty Makeup

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We're getting the sun back and I can't wait to have a bit of chill-out and enjoy some sun. The weather always brings out my inspiration for clothes and makeup, but with the warm weather comes a lot of sweating that your makeup can't always handle. Each year I try new ways to make sure my makeup stays on, and I think I've managed to crack the code. I love really going for a bit of bronzer and focusing on the eyes but that doesn't mean my base can't still look good. I thought I'd share some of my tips and products I've been using to tackle that summer heat. 

First up is prepping your face, for me I normally try to wash and moisturise my face first thing in the morning when it gets hot. Let that moisturiser properly soak in and apply your spf just as usual, I've been using the Mimitika face spf each morning from May's Birchbox and it's worked pretty well, then the trick I've found is using translucent powder and 'setting' my face bef…

Here's Why Everyone Should Get The Choice

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Choice, it's a simple thing when you break it down. It's your decision, impacts you or could impact others but most importantly it's yours. However, despite this there's a sudden decision to strip that choice away from people. If you've not been aware of the recent news, parts of America and Ireland are relentless to make Abortions illegal. The element of choice is being stripped from people, instead of leaving them with an ultimatum, risk their health and choose an unsafe procedure or be forced to continue a pregnancy and potentially raise a child they weren't prepared for. At first I didn't want to share my story, it felt hard to talk about it and as with some things in life there are just aspects of life we don't want to discuss. Whether that's just to friends or to an online audience where everyone feels the need to voice their opinions.
And although these opinions can turn negative and become a dangerous place to voice your opinion. They can als…