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Birchbox 3 Months On

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Subscription boxes are a weird niche, they're a nice little pick me up each month tailored to you. For me, I've always wanted to try these and for the past three months, I've been subscribed to Birchbox. Each month I've received a bunch of products and I've given my verdict on them. I thought I would review the whole service after three months of purchasing and share my loves from the boxes and the ones you could definitely miss out on. 

The boxes overall have been good, there hasn't been any in which I haven't been disappointed. The service offers boxes tailored to you, after filling out a quick questionnaire it helps to tailor the products to you. What I've found throughout the boxes is it's normally 1 or 2 products that you will receive that might be different to what other people receive. This means there isn't that much personalisation around the box and what you get. 

However, I feel like the products in there, for the most part, are tailore…

Ever Wanted To Track Your Sleep

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The title is as weird as this post is going to be, yep you read that right I wanted to track my sleep and after 5 minutes of scrolling free apps in the app store I found one and spent the next week tracking my sleep. There's a bit of rationale for this further down this wormhole of a post, but first can I just say that not enough people understand the importance of sleep. From sleep hygiene, to your rhythms of sleep and when it's best to sleep. There's a whole sector full of stuff all about sleep, ironically once you start reading into it you actually become very awake, wee bit ironic there. 

So basically I don't sleep great, I have on and off weeks where I sleep through great but there's a lot of times and especially a LOT of the time at the moment where am averaging on and off sleep of about 5 hours. It's a mix of wake up at random points of the night and feeling like I need another 12 hours. To waking up feeling like am refreshed and ready for the day after 2…

How To Make That Thrift Shop Trip Fit Your Wardrobe

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If you gave my previous post a read, you'll know I want to stop buying into fast fashion. I'm putting myself on a ban and only buying clothes I really need. Which isn't really that often, when I have wanted to get something am making sure I check out thrift and charity shops first. I remember when I first started looking around charity and thrift shops, I always would struggle to imagine them in my wardrobe. I often bought stuff thinking it would work but it'd end up stuck in the wardrobe until I had the time to go and donate it to another charity shop. So to combat this vicious cycle, I did a few little preparation bits so that the next time I walk into a shop I know if it will fit in with my regular wardrobe. 

The first thing I did was actually look at my wardrobe, sounds daft but you don't realise what you have until it's right there in front of you. Whether it's on a hanger or in the bottom of the wardrobe scrunched up in the corner. By doing this, I got…

Why I Want To Stop Buying Fast Fashion

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It's almost become an essential as a blogger to constantly have new stuff in, people get bored of hearing about the same old and there always has to be something new on the scene. Although we're creatures of habit there's something exciting about getting something new. I remember about a year ago, I was ordering stuff constantly and never really getting my wear out of them. There was a lot of stuff I just never worn and I think I bought them because why not, it was in fashion and was something everyone else had and I kinda bought into it through that. It became a very expensive and wasteful time and with the number of clothes that are now wasted it got me thinking.

Fast fashion is on the rise and more and more people are getting involved, companies are banking on this and although it's great to have the new thing in it's not great to consistently be purchasing clothes that we don't wear enough. I realised when I started getting more into getting photos done and …

So You Got Hit With The Let's Be Friends Text

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Yeah, that notification was right, that message is correct and no matter how much you wish it wasn't it is babe. It's a shit thing to go through, getting feelings for someone for them to turn round and just want to be friends, I think when it comes to sitting yourself down and understanding why it hurts, I think the worst thing is neither of you has control over it. I'll admit that I've taken my heartache out on the person before, but the more times it happens and the more times I sit myself down and think about it, it really is just luck in some sense. 

At the time of me writing this, am in a conflict of feelings with someone. I wish I had actually taken the advice am about to give you. Especially the last one, to anyone reading this who told me they just wanted to be mates the ice cream I had to help was really nice thanks x 

You can never change anyones feelings, nor should you try and change your own for someone else. It's hard to accept that your feelings aren&#…

What Have You Done This Year? Let's Have A Chat

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It feels a bit weird to sit down mid February and start talking about my goals for the year, realistically I've been planning all this since December. But instead of the typical new year new resolution posts, I wanted to actually put my resolutions to the test and see if I've actually been ticking them off two months into the year. I decided to create a load of different goals, and it's been quite eye opening to see how many I've been even close to doing.

My wellbeing was at the top of the list, I really wanted to make sure I took care of myself and you know what. I'm actually doing pretty good at it, I've had a lot of slip ups and at the moment I'm not in the best place, but I've been taking out more time for me and allowing myself to relax more when I can. This resolution will be put to the test later on, when deadlines get closer and it all becomes more intense. But so far am doing good, and am getting better at managing my wellbeing.

Stay off socia…

What's On Ya Face

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From makeup to skincare, to glitter, to god knows what ends up on there a fair bit of stuff finds it's way onto your face. I've always tried to stick to a routine, with makeup and skincare. This can change depending on my mood and how my skins doing. I'm a person of change and I love being able to switch up and change my face depending on how it's doing. I have added some new bits and I thought it would be nice to sit down, grab a drink (alcoholic now that my exams are over) and talk through what's been new on my face recently.

There's a mix of skincare and makeup in this one. I mentioned in a previous post how I wanted to switch it up a bit. I was tired of having the same makeup on day in day out and it felt good to finally have a bit of change. I picked up the Makeup Revolution brow pomade in Ash brown and it's really done wonders for my brows, admittedly they aren't at their best just yet but I'm practising as I go along and getting used to drawin…

What's Wrong With Putting on Weight

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If you’re a blogger, influencer, or just anyone that uses social media you would have come across weight loss products, even on the high street they’re advertised as a quick-fire way towards a “better” you. I can’t even begin to count the number of emails I have had asking me to promote and review them. And my answer to that is straight up NO. But for a few more reasons than you’d probably think. The weight loss industry banks on us not feeling confident and happy in our body, and before anyone says no am not against being healthy and looking and feeling great. But I am against people having to drink teas that taste horrible and using fad diets to get to some idealised reality built around everyone else. Dieting is a touchy subject but we’re gonna go all over today and just get into detail.

Each diet no matter what it is focused on this whole finding a “better” you and you know what. When you sit back and think about that, it’s bad to try and sell someone a new version of themselves. I…

Period Pains Got You Down?

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It's the time of the month nobody really enjoys, it's cramp city and the cravings and mood swings really get to you. I never used to have bad periods, I normally had 3 days of bliss and life was all happy go lucky. But 2018 called and decided it would be the year I get horrible cramps, backache and some of the worst mood swings I've ever experienced. I never really used anything before, but after all this hit I felt a need to reach for anything that could help. Some of these things I mention are groundbreaking, so sit tight grab a drink and let's go through what's helped reduce my period pains. 

First off, a bit of a weird one but finding the period products that make you feel comfy is a big one. I remember when I was younger, I really struggled to understand what the best period products were. I've always been scared of using tampons, the idea of something being stuck in me and just staying there for hours really puts me into a panic. I always thought of it as …