Showing posts from July, 2018

My Goals Til The End Of The Year

WOO, I'm back, it feels weird having a bit of a break. But in all honesty it was very overdue, I'm the kind of person that finds themselves running on empty quite a bit. It's something I don't want to be like obviously, but I'm very much an 'oh well I'll find time for a break later on' rather than at the moment when I need it. It's not exactly been a relaxing sit around do nothing, it's been more of a right I have a new job so my attention needs to be on that, I'm in the world of 9-5 so it's taken me some time to find my feet and get settled into the new routine. 

But I feel like I've got there now, I actually do 7 hours a day so my trick to combat that is to do add an extra hour onto my day to go to a cute cafe and get some blog posts done. And with that, I wanted to set myself some goals so that this break and time to think was for more than my return post. My blog has been very up and down over the years, it's had an up and dow…

The End Of The Growing Up Guide Era

I feel a mix of emotions typing this up after a few life events recently this is one of the things I want to bring to light. The Growing Up Guide is sadly finalizing at the end of this month, as someone who wrote for the magazine from the very beginning, it’s upsetting to see something everyone worked so hard for having to come to an end. But this isn’t a post about the negatives, I wanted to talk about the positives and what I’ve learned from the magazine. I will be posting my posts from there onto the blog shortly so stay tuned for that. 

The Growing Up Guide was my first avenue for writing outside of the blog, I remember feeling nervous and excited that I was finally pushing myself out there. Before this I hadn’t really done much to get out there, I wanted to be reserved but I took the plunge with this one and I’m so happy I did. The launch of the magazine was exciting and I found a new love for blogging again. I want to reminisce about some of my favorite posts I wrote for the maga…

It's All About The Hips

Hip dips? Who's heard of them. Most people have heard about them before but let me explain for the people in the back, they are the dips between your thigh and hip which won't exist in every piece of clothing and some days it may be more prominent than others. But especially in fitting clothing you can see them in all their glory.  I used to shun myself when I noticed them, I'd fear putting on a bodysuit and knowing you'd be able to see them. It was a real eye opener for me when I noticed myself begin to check how I looked in clothing more than usual, and no I don't mean checking for any marks or dog hair on clothing, I became fixated on how clothing fitted and what it could hide and what would stay visible. I'm not saying this is a bad thing but I noticed a real change in my mood when things wouldn't be hidden by clothing. 

We have to learn to love our bodies and no this love may not always be high but it's there indefinitely, for me I have seen my body…

What I'd Say To A New Blogger

The blogging world has changed a lot since I first started out, it's become more competitive and the big breaks seem far and few between. The idea of an actual blogger has changed too, branching out into Social media and taking over youtube, to even branching out with podcasts it's all become a bit different over here. If you're thinking of starting your own blog I thought it'd be good to give you some of my best tips and what I'd say to new bloggers starting out.

Blogging can seem scary at first, I remember being afraid to publish my first couple posts because thne they're out there for everyone to see. But at the same time it was liberating knowing that i'd written something that was now published out there. My first tip would be to spend some time to figure out what you want to post, you can always change your direction after the first couple of posts but it's good to have an idea first to begin with. 

Keep it original, you might feel like you need to …

Plan For Final Year

The final year is coming up soon and crunch time is ticking, it seems weird to me that I am close to graduating. It makes me feel happy but at the same time it's also seriously terrifying and it makes me feel so anxious. It's crunch time and this is the year that really counts now. Just like with the second year I've set out a plan, how I am going to smash this final year and get it all going. 

First on the list is my mental health, I am currently going through low cbt for my anxiety and my sessions will be finished before I start back. There's a lot that happened during the second year and my mental health really took a turn for the worse, but I'm happy to be getting help and I'm on the road for it all to get better now. I really want my final year to be the year where I feel in control, I'll be able to take control of my mental health and be in a much better place mentally. 

I want to be involved again but on a bigger scale, after being a student rep I real…

Those Beauty Counter Blues

Beauty counters, beauty counters, beauty counters. You either love them or hate them it can be a real twist of fate when you visit one. Are they gonna be nice and helpful? or is it another experience where I get looked down at and made to feel like I don't belong there. It can be a real eye opener going to a beauty counter, I've read all about the best advice on going to a beauty counter and one of the main eye openers to me was money. 

Make sure you walk in looking like you have the money to shop there, but what?? to me it doesn't seem right that you should have to walk in somewhere acting like you have money just to be treated fairly. Surely it's a bit wrong to think that's acceptable, I have walked up to beauty counters before where my clothes have been nice and smart and been treated like I know nothing about what I'm after. 

That's another common theme with beauty counters, they often make you feel like you know nothing about what you're after. I on…

Get That Summer Glow

It's finally got to Summer, well we've been in Summer for a while now but seeing as the second year of Uni is done it's finally time to actually start the Summer break. Throughout the Summer I want to up my makeup game, try new looks and sort out my collection. I've put together my essential bits that you'll be needing for Summer, to get that glowy makeup and those bright colors looking all good. We'll go from skincare to makeup to get that Summer makeup. 

First off moisturizer, as it's getting warm why not have a bit of a glow. Make it look like you've spent 10 days in the Maldives instead of 10 days in the UK. My go-to recently has been the Garnier Skin Active 3 in 1 Hydrating Aloe Water Jelly £12.99. This can be used in 3 ways, as a mask, day moisturizer, or a night cream. For me, this suits my skin as an all-round moisturizer and when I'm looking for more of a mask effect it's the Moisture Bomb Tissue Masks £2.99 for me, you can't try one…

How About 20 Bikini's?

It's the time to get the bikini's and swimming costumes out for the warm weather. First off let's all agree there's a real struggle when it comes to bikini's, from sizing to which one to get. So wouldn't it be handy to have at least 20 to chose from all under £20 it helps you save money and get what you need in time for Summer. Whether you are off on holiday or just catching the sun this is the long list of bikini's you will always need.

NastyGal and PrettyLittleThing have really been bossing it this year bikini wise, affordable and good quality in time for Summer. From prints to basics there's a real mix. If you're more of a high waisted person or a v dip bikini line then there's a lineup to look forward to here starting with the prints.
First up is this star print from NastyGal £20, bang on price and with this cute design you'd be silly not to give it a go. The high waisted style with a scoop neckline top. It's a great go-to for the holi…

What Has RuPaul's Drag Race Brought To Society

RuPaul's Drag Race has become more popularised in the past couple of years. With up to 14 Drag Queens competing for the Crown and a $100,000 dollars, it's a reality tv competition that really brings out the best and worst in people. The show has tried to shed light on several issues, from sexual assault in Season 10 with Drag Queen Blair St Clair openly discussing their rape story to the first openly transgender queen Peppermint competing in Season 9. The show aims to present drag, showcasing the talent whilst promoting LGBTQ+ values, ensuring -positivity is promoted. Throughout the past 10 seasons, there has been a lot of backlash regarding the show, from issues with the queens themselves to the opinions and beliefs of RuPaul. But what does the reality tv show really teach society, let's explore some of the topics and issues explored throughout the show.


The show teaches us to be who we want to be, we are introduced to this …