I've been meaning to write a post about this for a while as I seem to get quite a few people each week dropping into my DMs asking "how do you get sent PR or get paid opportunities?". I also get the cheeky ones who outright demand for PR contact details which annoys the hell out me. By the way, if you are reading this and have ever asked me or any other blogger for PR details then we can get into trouble handing out emails freely because of the new Data Protection laws that came in back in May. Just saying. Anyway enough of my little rant, here are a few simple ways to get more blogging opportunities which usually work for me.

If you follow me on instagram then you'll know already that I love Glossier and that I like what they promote and their aesthetic in general. I am more of a natural makeup kinda gal usually but I do tend to opt for more coverage when my skin is acting up. I've already featured and reviewed Glossier products on my blog many times before including my hits and misses post which you may be interested in if you're planning on placing your first order. But I've recently picked up a lot more products from them and I wanted to do another review styled post with the products I've recently been trying out.

*this post is in collaboration with Angelic Diamonds
Many couples decide that the festive period is the perfect time to go on a couples holiday. Whether it's to explore the many Christmas markets in the capital cities, see family and friends or just to have a little getaway together. So, if you find yourselves in one of the following places over the Christmas period, where would be the perfect backdrop to a proposal? Angelic Diamonds, retailers of wedding rings, have told us their favourite spots… 

10,000 respondents revealed that Christmas Eve was the best day of the year to propose. Some of the reasons for this included ‘magical’, ‘memorable’ and that it is because it’s when the family are all together. Other popular dates to pop the question included the weekends in the run up to Christmas Day.

I've recently become part of Dermalogica's Skinfluencer programme, which literally made me squeal with excitement when I got the email asking if I would like to get involved in the programme. They kindly sent out a box full of their cruelty-free products which they thought would suit my oily/dry combination skin (yep, I have the most awkward and annoying skin type ever!). They sent over 5 products in total - two of which I know and love already. So in this post I'm going to talk about which products I've loved trying and which I'm still kind of on the fence about. 

*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. 


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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.

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!

A Beauty Wishlist

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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.

*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...