Sunday, 21 October 2018

Dealing With Anxiety, Depression & Chronic Illness In The Workplace *

*this post is sponsored
I know this is going to be quite a tough post for me to write and it’s going to be a long one but I think it's necessary to raise awareness for people in similar situations and realising when enough is enough in a job. Which is what happened to me after putting up with so much crap for almost 3 years in a job that made my anxiety and depression skyrocket pretty much during and after every shift as well as affecting a number of other things too. I’m also going to be talking about how I’m trying to manage working (from home) with a chronic illness which is all pretty new to me and something I’m still trying to get my head around but I’ll explain more in this post. 

Wednesday, 17 October 2018


I haven’t actually bought anything from LUSH for a while for various different reasons but last week I decided to treat myself to some new products and some old faves in an attempt to cheer me up whilst I try and battle my current daily health problems which my doctors just can’t be arsed to properly diagnose and help me in the right way with. I wanted to pick up more body products rather than bath bombs as I tend to opt for showers more so than baths at the minute.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Revamping My Bedroom Wall With Desenio

I’d been debating on putting some prints on my brick feature wall in my bedroom for a while, as I had nothing on the wall apart some fairy lights over my bed and I feel like it was just looking a little bare and well, boring. Because the ‘brick’ is obviously wallpaper, I didn’t want to potentially ruin it and then have to wallpaper it all over again - because what a hassle that would be! (and I loathe wallpapering with a passion). But I recently decided to bite the bullet and attempt trying a gallery wall to try and make more of a feature out of the wall and I’ve got to say, I actually love how it looks and I wish I’d done it sooner!


Sunday, 7 October 2018

A Beauty Wishlist

Even though I know I own more makeup and skincare than I really need, after recently having a sort out and getting rid of things I don't use or like, I’ve been looking at some products I’m interested in buying or maybe even adding to my Christmas list as well as some products which I feel I’m missing in my beauty stash. So here are a selection of products I’ve currently got my eyes on right now.


Monday, 1 October 2018

6 Tips On Redecorating & Revamping Your Bathroom *

*This post is sponsored
We’re currently in the middle of redecorating our main bathroom upstairs as well as our small bathroom downstairs. So I thought in this post I’d talk about tips on redecorating your bathroom and making sure you get it right the first time. We're redecorating our bathrooms just because they both just needed a little revamp and in our house we're always changing something or redecorating one area or another. So here are some tips on redecorating your bathroom...

Saturday, 29 September 2018

A Joanie Clothing Wishlist

I'm a huge fan of Joanie Clothing and there's quite a few pieces which I have my eyes on right now so I thought I'd do something a little different and do a Joanie Wishlist. I feel like everyone is always talking about the usual places like New Look, ASOS, Topshop etc and I feel like people are missing out on a right gem with Joanie. I do already own a few pieces from Joanie and they are always good quality and really comfortable to wear so if you're on the look out for some cute new pieces for your A/W wardrobe and like something a little different and/or vintage inspired then hopefully this post will give you some inspiration!

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Getting My Skin Prepared For Autumn At

Around this time of the year during the transition between Summer and Autumn I always notice a change in my skin as soon as the weather starts to get cooler and when there’s more of a nip in the air first thing in the morning. I tend to start picking up skin and body care products to makes sure I’m well prepared. This year I have picked up some products to help me battle the Autumn and Winter months from so in this post I’m going to be talking about what products I got and my thoughts so far. 


Friday, 21 September 2018

Things I've Been Loving Lately - Summer Edition

Autumn is pretty much here now (in my eyes anyways) and I haven't written a post about what products I've been using and loving lately for quite awhile now so I thought I would write about some products which have helped to get me through the summer months. I'll admit there is the odd one or two products that I haven't had for that long but the majority of them I've had and been using religiously for a couple of months now.


Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Top 5 Places On My Travel Bucket List *

*this post is in collaboration with Holiday Gems
I haven't done a travel post for a short while so I thought I'd talk about where I would love travel someday. I've somehow managed to condense it down to just 5 places, which I'll admit was quite hard. So here are my current top 5 places I'd love to visit in the future...


Monday, 17 September 2018

How To Refresh Your Bedroom With Just The Colour Green *

Around this time of the year most people start making their homes all cosy and ready for the colder months and start changing up their home a little by adding in more richer and warmer colours and buying the odd autumnal scented candle here and there (or if you're like me, stockpiling all the autumnal scented candles lol). But as much as I love Autumn and the cooler months, this time of the year does affect my mood and when the dark nights start setting in, I start to feel a little low and I’ve been dealing with this for years now. So I like to keep my bedroom quite bright and colourful but still giving my room the whole "cosy vibe" too by adding in soft warm lighting from fairy lights and so on. This year I'm experimenting and attempting to use one main colour to refresh my bedroom. 


Wednesday, 12 September 2018

What I've Been Reading, Watching and Listening To Lately

It's been a couple months since I wrote my last What I've Been Reading, Watching and Listening To Lately post. It's safe to say I've condensed my Netflix watch list over the past few months and I've also finally been in the mood to read and actually read a book for the first time in months! Anyway enough of the intro, let's move onto the actual post...

Friday, 7 September 2018

Affordable Jewellery Pieces From JewelleryBox

I usually have spells of loving wearing jewellery and then I go literally months of wearing none at all or very little, hence why I don’t like to spend a fortune on jewellery. Plus I'm a huge fan of small and dainty jewellery which is easy to lose and I think I would literally have a meltdown if I lost a necklace or bracelet which cost more than £50 to be honest. When Jewellery Box got in touch and asked if I’d be interested in picking out some pieces from their website I was excited, not only are they affordable, they also offer free delivery when you spend over £10 and also sell lots of dainty, cute pieces which as I've already mentioned I love. So in this post I'm talking about what pieces I chose and why.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Dublin's Best Kept Secrets *

*This post is in collaboration with Last Night of Freedom
The capital of the emerald isles, Dublin is the preconception of Ireland embodied. From Guinness to the clandestine atmosphere that the Irish are famous for, Dublin is on the bucket list for travellers from all around the world. However, what to do in Dublin is something many struggle with and coming up with an itinerary is essential to get the most out of such a beautiful city. For some inspiration check out Last Night of Freedom’s list of Dublin’s best kept secrets.

Monday, 3 September 2018

4 TV Shows I’m Looking Forward To Watching This Autumn

Because I’ve spent the majority of this year at home because of my ongoing health problems, it’s safe to say I’ve managed to get through a lot of TV shows on my watchlist on Netflix and NOW TV (that’s when I don’t have brain fog and can’t concentrate anyway). As we’re now technically creeping into Autumn, it means some new TV shows are about to be released. So I thought I’d share with you 4 TV shows that I’m definitely going to be watching this Autumn and why. 

Monday, 27 August 2018

Changing Up My Diet & Thinking About Going Vegan...? *

*This post is in collaboration with Health Labs

As you may have seen on my social media, my health has not been great this year at all and I still don’t really have any answers why my body has basically turned against me either. But because of my ongoing health issues I’ve had to change up my diet quite a lot and go from being a pescatarian to a full on veggie within a matter of weeks as I realised that eating fish was setting off my diagnosed stomach and pelvic pains even more as well as giving me acid reflux (which is something I’d never experienced in my life until now and wow, it sucks) I've also realised that my body doesn't currently like some other foods including some of my favourite fruit and vegetables from strawberries, broccoli, carrots and most chocolate brands too *sob*. It’s all kinda weird... believe me I know. I’ve been tested for IBS/IBD and basically had a full on MOT on my body and I still have no idea what’s going on and it’s just been getting me down.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

New In My Makeup Collection - Cruelty Free Edition

Although I haven’t been wearing much makeup lately, I’ve definitely accumulated a lot of new products over the past couple of months. But I thought I’d switch it up a little in this ‘New In’ post and do a cruelty-free edition instead because the majority of my makeup collection is now cruelty-free.


Friday, 10 August 2018

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Hydrate Your Summer Hair With Lee Stafford's Cactus Crush Range

Over the past few weeks I’ve been trying out and using the new Cactus Crush range by Lee Stafford* which has been made to hydrate your hair without weighing it down. So it's perfect for the Summer months! After using all four products in the range for the past few weeks I thought it was time to share my thoughts. 

Monday, 23 July 2018

My Favourite Summer Fashion Trends This Year & A Few I Just Don't 'Get'

I think Summer is probably my favourite time of the year for fashion just because I’m a fan of floral patterns and pops of colour which you see more of in the Summer months. Although I do find it hard at times with my body confidence with what to wear, I know what styles suit me and what colours tend to suit my pasty pale skin lol. Also if I’m shopping online for clothes, which let’s face it, most of us do nowadays I like to look for discounts on sites like Groupon because who doesn’t like getting things at a cheaper price and save some pennies? So I thought I would do a blog post about what trends and patterns I’m loving this Summer and which trends I just don’t personally ‘get’ or like. 


Thursday, 19 July 2018

Crystal Healing | Does It Work? My Experience So Far...

So back in May I decided to try out Crystal Healing and see if it actually works. I've always been a fan of crystals since I was a young girl and I'm always buying the odd one here for decor purposes, not for healing or anything like that. But one night whilst I couldn't sleep, I don't know what made me think about it, but all of a sudden I wanted to try out crystal healing, kinda weird, right? Anyway, the next thing I knew I had bought quite a few tumble crystals and stones, watched a bunch of Youtube videos about it and also picked up a few books too. It's now been about two months since I started crystal healing and I thought I would write a blog post about whether I think it actually works or if I think it's a load of mumbo jumbo.


3 New Products In My Skincare Stash

As you may know by now, I’m a total skincare hoarder. I’m always switching out products and trying out new ones to suit whatever crazy things my skin is doing. My skin literally goes from dry, oily to full on breakout central within the space of a few days so I do have quite a selection of products to tackle whatever my skin is doing. Since switching up my diet and eating more greens and fruit my skin has gotten worse (weird, I know). I’ve recently been trying out three products in particular and I thought I would do a round-up post on my thoughts so far. 


Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Dreamy Scented Products

I’m terrible at describing scents so why am I writing this post? I don’t know. But I thought I’d write about some products which not only work really well but also smell amazing. I’m a huge fan of sweet and also fresh scented products so there is kind of a mixture of both in this post. 

Friday, 13 July 2018

5 Things I'm Currently Loving

Whilst I have been quieter than usual on my blog because of things going on in my life right now I have however still been trying out some new products that I have either picked up recently or have landed through my letterbox, so I thought in today's post I would share some of the products which I have been really enjoying using lately and why.


Thursday, 5 July 2018

My Thoughts On Cruelty-Free And Vegan Friendly Design.Me Hair

I’ve been seeing the cruelty-free and vegan friendly Design.Me Hair range floating about recently particularly on my insta feed. I love the bright, eye catching packaging and that they offer products which are little different and unique to the usual hair products currently on the shelves in stores like Superdrug or Boots.

Over the past few months I’ve accumulated a lot of new hair products as I’m trying to find some new staple products which are easy to pick up and aren’t too expensive and Design.Me definitely fall into that range as all of their products are under the £15 mark which I’m happy to pay if the product does what it says on the tin (or bottle, you know what I mean...)


Thursday, 21 June 2018

How To Prevent Theft On Your Summer Holiday *

*this post is sponsored 

If you’re going on holiday soon then these simple tips to help prevent theft whilst on your holiday will hopefully be useful to you! If you're in need of further advice or help regarding theft whilst on holiday then you can contact 
David Phillips Partnership


Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Celebrating Cucumber Day With Yes To *

*This post is sponsored by Yes To
I bet you didn’t know that June 14th is actually Cucumber Day? Yes really, there’s a day dedicated to cucumbers! So because of that in today’s post I’ve teamed up with cruelty-free brand Yes To to talk about their soothing Cucumber range which is perfect for sensitive/oily/combination skin types like mine and which products from the range I enjoy using most. 


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Old English Company Homeware & Stationery Haul

I love cute independent online stores where you can buy cute one-of-a-kind and affordable homeware and stationery bits and Old English Company are just that. They recently got in touch with me and asked if I would like to choose a few bits from their site to feature in a blog post so in this post I'll be sharing what I picked up and why. 


Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Double The Outfits In Your Suitcase With These Clever Accessories *

*This post is sponsored 
Even if you’re the world’s most seasoned traveller, there’s never really any joy in packing a suitcase. Those trips that require nothing but a carry on can be the most difficult and tend to require a huge amount of outfit planning before you finally jet off. 


Monday, 14 May 2018

Tips & Tricks When Buying A Used Car *

* This post is sponsored 
Buying a new car is both exciting and scary because you want to make sure that not only the car is suitable for your needs but that the car is in proper working order and that you’re not buying something that’s going to need a lot of work and time and money spent on it. I’m currently on the lookout for another car because of the new laws coming in later this month about diesel cars and the emissions etc so I’m having to switch over to a petrol car and I’ll admit I’m super sad to get rid of my little Clio which I learned to drive in. 


Thursday, 10 May 2018

My Go-To Easy To Use Makeup Picks

When the warmer weather comes around I prefer to wear minimal makeup which is super quick and easy to apply. I've definitely found some go-to products which are perfect for the Summer because they are so easy to wear and don't feel too heavy on my skin, which is literally one of the worst feelings in the Summer, isn't it? So here's are some products which I love and will be using throughout Summer...


Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Glossier | Hits & Misses

Glossier. I'm sure you've heard of them by now because since coming to the UK last year, their products have been everywhere. I haven't tried everything from Glossier because well, I'm not made of money lol but I feel like I have tried enough from them to write this post and I'm pretty sure I've tried all of the hyped up products including their Solution and Boy Brow. Some of the products I love and some I really didn't get on with at all or I just feel like I could get something similar at a cheaper price. So if you're planning on jumping on the Glossier bandwagon soon but unsure on what you should pop into your basket then you might find this post helpful!

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

How To Create The Right Ambience In Your Home *

*this post is sponsored

Creating the right ambience in your room is essential for you to enjoy the space. From pendant lights to cosy furnishings at the dining table, adding the softer touches to your interior design can help to create a room with character, atmosphere and a mood.


Saturday, 28 April 2018

Keeping Safe Whilst Travelling This Spring and Summer *

*This post is sponsored

In a blog post last week I wrote about how I would love to travel a little more around the UK this year and visit places which I love visiting in the UK in the warmer months and also some places which I’ve never been before but are on my ‘UK Travel Wishlist’. 

I personally prefer travelling in a car rather than public transport just because I like the convenience of doing what you want, when you want and not having to wait around for trains or buses. Also I do get quite bad anxiety at times so I tend to try and avoid public transport if I'm being honest. In today's post I'm writing about being safe whilst travelling during the Spring and Summer months and ways you can keep safe on the roads this year. 


Thursday, 26 April 2018

Trying Out Laboratoire SVR Skincare

If you've been following and reading my blog for a while then I'm sure you will know by now that I'm a self confessed skincare hoarder. Some people treat themselves to snazzy new bags or shoes when they are feeling low, I treat myself to new skincare products lol. Over the past few weeks I've been trying out some products from Laboratoire SVR who are a french pharmacy and are brand new to the UK. They cater for all skin types from acne prone, eczema, hyper-pigmentation, psoriasis and more.


Monday, 23 April 2018

Getting Silky Smooth Legs In Time For Summer At Pulse Light Clinic *

*This post is sponsored by Pulse Light Clinic 
The warmer weather seems to have finally come along and we all know what that means... leg shaving season is upon us. Keeping on top of hair removal is such a chore at the best of times but when Summer comes around, it's even more annoying. Which is why laser hair removal might be something to consider. At Pulse Light Clinic based in London they offer laser hair removal to men and women (aged over 18) and also offer free consultations and patch tests.


Thursday, 19 April 2018

Affordable Blog Props You Need To Jazz Up Your Flatlay

I've been really trying to up my photography game lately because I felt like it was kind of letting my blog and instagram down. I decided to pick up some new affordable blog props as well as a few new backdrops and I've definitely seen an improvement in my photos just by changing a few things and I've also noticed that my engagement on my insta photos has actually improved... what?! So here are some affordable blog prop ideas which have helped me to jazz up my flatlays and feel better about my photography game whilst being on a budget.


3 States To Visit This Summer *

Travel advice is very easy to find. A simple google search can yield you knowledge about some of the most fantastic environments to experience on this planet, and will offer you advice to do so cheaply. With all this information about wonderful and curated experiences, sometimes a little bit of risk and mystery might help us stay excited and help the choices feel novel.

Friday, 13 April 2018

All About Glam & Style Diamond Hair Straighteners

Today’s post is kind of a mini review which I don’t actually do that often but I just wanted to basically shout from the rooftops about the Glam & Style Diamond Hair Straighteners* because I have been using them over the past month or so and I’m so impressed with them. Not only do they look nicer than my more expensive straighteners, they also work just as well but they are a lot cheaper at £19.99 on Amazon. 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Decluttering Tips In Time For Summer *

I always find that this time of the year I get more motivation to have a proper declutter around the house and get rid of things that either aren't being used or I'm just not a fan of anymore. I like to start early so that the things I don't want anymore are not cluttering up the house in the Summer months. Anything from clothes, homeware, makeup, tools and so on. I also find decluttering is kind of therapeutic in a weird way and it's also a way to make some extra pennies too. So I thought I'd do a blog post with some tips on how I declutter and get rid of things I don't want or need in my life anymore.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Spring Makeup Picks

I think Spring is probably my favourite season for many reasons - the weather changing, lighter evenings, everything coming back to life, baby lambs, my birthday, being able to leave the house without a coat and obviously changing up my makeup looks. I’ve recently had a bit of a Spring makeup shakeup and added some new things to my collection and also pulled out some old favourites from last year. So I thought I’d do a blog post all about my go-to Spring makeup picks for this year. 


Dress To Impress: The Best Office Wear Trends For 2018*

As a career woman with her sights set firmly on the boardroom and promotion, it’s vital that you dress to impress. Yes, you want your talents to shine through, but you also want to maintain your fashionista credentials as you climb the corporate ladder. Dressing formally yet comfortably can boost your confidence and help you perform better at work. While trouser suits belong in the nineties and shoulder pads find their natural home in the eighties, there are other looks you can try out in the boardroom of the twenty-first century.


Friday, 6 April 2018

Rediscovering Old Favourites

I love rediscovering old favourites and I've definitely rediscovered some gems over the past month or so whilst having a destash of products and a bit of a shake-up in my makeup collection. Here are some things which I've recently rediscovered and loving lately...

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

New In My Makeup Collection

A few weeks ago I did a New In My Skincare Stash and this week I'm back with a New In My Makeup Collection, I know what you're probably thinking - Wow, this girl has got a shopping problem and guess what? You're right lol. I've been feeling really low/stressed over the past few weeks over many different things and (online) retail therapy always cheers me up. I know a Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick isn't going to fix any current problems going on in my life but hey, at least I can look somewhat more put together whilst attempting to deal with the shit life keeps throwing at me, right? Anyway, let's move onto what I've bought recently makeup-wise and my thoughts so far.


Saturday, 31 March 2018

4 Simple Ways To Stay Motivated When Working From Home

Since working from home I've realised that it's so easy to lose motivation and it's also very easy to fall into the trap of just giving yourself the afternoon off to binge-watch whatever the latest hyped up show is on Netflix when you know really you should be working. But I have figured out some ways which I find really help me to get back on track and basically give me a kick up the bum to get things done. So that's what I'm sharing in today's post.


Wednesday, 21 March 2018

5 Expert Hacks For A Natural Makeup Look*

5 expert hacks for a natural makeup look
A natural makeup look is minimal so it should be easy, right? In reality, it can actually be more difficult to achieve the ‘I woke up like this’ look. Luckily, we’ve compiled some tips from expert makeup artists to help you craft the perfect natural face.  

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