-*This is a collaborative post with Bonmarchè, all opinions are my own-
I love doing fashion wishlists on my blog because there's always something I'm interested in buying and I'm always adding items into my favourites or wishlists on various different websites but I thought I'd change it up a little in this post and do a "Smart Casual Workwear Wishlist" instead of my usual fashion wishlists. I feel like a lot of people have different views on what is classed as Smart Casual but this is my take on what I feel is appropriate and within that particular bracket and also share what I would feel comfortable wearing day to day in a workplace environment. 
-*this post is in collaboration with Seareach, all opinions are my own-
I'm talking about something a little different today which is fraud. The reason why I'm talking about it is because I have unfortunately fallen victim to having my identity and bank details stolen twice over the past few years. Both of the times it happened were through different ways that fraudsters use. So in this post I'm going to be talking about how it happened, what happened next and steps I'm now taking which will *hopefully* stop it from happening again. I've also teamed up with Seareach who are a UK security printing company to bring you this post today.

-This post contains some gifted/PR items, not paid content. All opinions are my own-
I really like doing kind of "products on trial" type of posts because it gives you a mini review and update on products I've recently picked up or have been sent. I haven't done a products on trial kind of post for a while either so I thought it was about time I changed that. So here are some products I've been trying out recently and my thoughts so far.

Bad Driving Habits Which Drive Me Crazy *

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*this post is in collaboration with Lease Car, all opinions are my  own
Whether if you drive yourself or not I'm sure everyone has seen their fair share of bad driving habits over the years, I definitely have! So in this post I'm talking about the ones which tick me off the most and why... As well as talking about the ones in the interesting and also kind of shocking infographic featuring in this post too which Lease Car have put together.

I have already talked about trying out and using lash growth serums recently on my blog but I thought I would do a review on how I've got on with using the NYK1 Secrets Lash Force Lash and Brow Growth Serum* along with how my lashes are looking after consistently using the product over a month. 
beyou, be you, period patch relief, natural pain relief, natural period relief, endometriosis, pcos,

I know what you're thinking... A patch which basically looks like a long plaster which contains some natural oils can calm or stop your period cramps or even endometriosis/PCOS flare up pain? Yeah right! I know, I thought the same when I first heard about them. So I thought I'd talk about my experience whilst trying out the patches and whether or not I recommend them because let's face it, periods suck and if there's a natural way to calm or stop cramps then I'll take it!

You may have seen on my insta stories that I was sent a ton of popcorn from Popcorn Shed about a month or so ago and it's taken this long to get around trying them all out. I'm pretty sure they sent me every flavour they have available. So I thought I would tell you more about the brand and also which of the popcorn flavours I liked the most! 

Oh boy, this is a post I've been meaning to write for a while but well, I'm not going to lie I've been putting off completing my self assessment form all year. I absolutely hate filling in any type of form with a passion. I always feel like I'm going to mess it up. Also knowing you've got to fill in a form for HMRC aka "the tax man" is actually scary, will I end up doing it wrong and end up with a fine? Every time I took a glance at the self assessment form and what it looks like I'd shut down and put it off for even longer and I know I'm probably not alone in that either. But then a few weeks ago I just sat down one afternoon and did it. I don't know where the motivation and confidence came from but I did it and guess what? Altogether it only took about an hour. So I'm going to talk about my overall thoughts and also some extra information if you've just become self employed or being thinking of becoming self employed via your blog soon.

I've decided that this year I'm going to try and get out of my comfort zone with what I wear on a daily basis. I'm very much a fan of a slogan or stripe tee or cosy jumper and leggings/jeggings and either boots or trainers. I just like being comfortable and cosy which isn't a bad thing but when I look in my wardrobe and I just feel like I have a lot of the same things in different colours and patterns. I rarely wear dresses or skirts, although I have been wearing dresses a little bit more over the past few months but that's because I find them comfortable when I'm bloated thanks to my health problems. I recently did a blog post titled "New Year, New Wardrobe" and it was all about why I want to be more confident with what I'm wearing and not to shy away from certain styles because I'm plus size and also to start shopping at different places to where I normally shop. So I thought in this post I'd bring to you a Wishlist which features both things I would buy which are in my comfort zone and also some things which aren't in my comfort zone at all.

Because I'm always talking about skincare and the fact that I own enough skincare products that I could actually open up a shop (even after a brutal destash) I thought I would share with you my kind of go-to skincare products on an everyday basis when my skin isn't acting up too much and then I'm going to do a blog post soon which  is all about what products I use for when my skin is being problematic and breaking out and really oily which tends to be worse when it's around that time of the month usually.
*This post is in collaboration with Julian Charles
Even though I still live at home I like to add a touch of my personality and my current favourite interior looks into pretty much every room in the house. My mum and dad are pretty chilled so they don't mind if I buy a lamp, plant or candle and whatever else to pop into the living room, kitchen or bathroom. Obviously with my room being my own personal space it shows my taste in home and interiors more so than anywhere else in the house. In this post which is in collaboration with Julian Charles who sell luxury soft furnishings and home decor I will be talking about who inspires my taste in home and interiors and also why I love how my bedroom is currently styled. It may not be huge and nowhere near perfect but it's good enough for me and it's just my cosy little safe place and I love it.

I thought I'd do a "Best of 2018" post as I didn't do one last year for 2017 and I feel like I do have a fair amount of things I want to talk about which been great over the past year. I'm talking about Skincare, Makeup, Hair Care, TV shows, Movies and Music in this post. So yeah, there's a lot to get through so I'm just going to get on with it because it's going to be a very long post!

I was planning to write and upload this post before Christmas but everything got a bit much and I ended up leaving a few blog posts I'd planned to have up before Christmas and wait until after Christmas when everything had calmed down a little. So here is my review of the Hairburst Chewable Vitamins - 1 Month Supply £19.99* and Hairburst Lash and Brow Enhancing Serum RRP £32.99*. I think I started to use both around October/November time (it's definitely been over a month, I know that!) and I thought it was about time I shared my thoughts on whether I think they worked and if I'd recommend their products.