• Life

    2019 Goals

    2018 was a bloody good year for me, after a couple of really testing years beforehand where I achieved none of the goals I set myself (other than to just get through each day of 2017 during the eczema fiasco), I actually feel like I got somewhere in 2018. So here we are, chapter one of 2019, and although I don’t have any really crazy goals there are a few things I want to be able to look back on that are really memorable. Big Changes As I write this I’m sat in an empty house, on the floor, awaiting the delivery of the first bits of furniture for my…

  • Beauty,  Life

    The Perfect Pamper Evening

    Sometimes we all need a pamper night to relax and unwind, and there’s nothing I like better than a hot bath and face mask. So here’s my ultimate guide to the best pamper nights, including all the products I’m loving right now. It’s Pamper Time! It’s important that your environment around you is nice and relaxing. Get some new pjs out, put clean bedding on and light a scented candle or two. I’ve been loving this soy wax candle from the brand ‘A Pony Called Steve’, it smells of parma violets, and I mean who wouldn’t want their room to smell of it?! These candles get about 30 hours of…

  • Life

    An abnormal smear test?!

    Not going to lie, i’m pretty nervous about publishing this blog post. It’s a very personal matter, and it might make some of you ladies cross your legs, but i’m writing this because it highlights just how important it is to go for your smear test! I had my first smear test a few weeks ago, just after I turned 25, which is when it will be offered to you here in the UK. The smear test itself was quick, pain free and to be honest I forgot about it soon after. But three weeks later an envelope fell through the letterbox. Immediately my eyes were drawn to the words…

  • Life

    Three things to relax your mind

    Work, chores and everyday life can often rush past in a blur, and it can often be hard to get some real peace where your mind is at rest. Addressing my depression and anxiety concerns has meant that I have concentrated a lot more on myself and how i’m feeling. Here are three ways you can help feel calm and clear your head. Screen time Sometimes I don’t realise how much I use my phone, it literally comes everywhere with me. Yes, I enjoy social media, and building my own brand but i’ve started to realise how important it is to take time away from screens to clear my head.…

  • Life

    How to: Blogging when you have a full time job

    So, my blog is definitely still in its infant stages. I haven’t really worked with any brands properly, other than being (very kindly) gifted some products to review. However it still takes quite a bit of planning, and motivation to run a blog alongside having a full time job! Here are my top tips! Plan, plan, plan! I find this really helps, especially if i’m struggling to come up with ideas on what to write. I plan ahead a month or so in advance. I start with writing down all the ideas and then put them into my diary. I find this really helps when working around my job and…

  • Life

    #SmearForSmear Campaign

    I was going to start this blog by talking about how this is a bit TMI and not for everyone, so to click away if they didn’t fancy a read. But actually, you know what it’s that kind of attitude that is stopping women from getting a simple test that could save their life. Okay, so I’m not going to lie i’ve been putting off getting a cervical smear done since the NHS letters started dropping through my letterbox a few months ago. The only reason? It’s the typical ‘oh i’ll get round to that at some point’. I didn’t really see the importance in it. I’m quite an open…

  • Life,  Photography

    Instax Mini 9 review

    I’ve always loved photography and printing out photos, hanging them from my wall. It gives me something to look back at with a smile, especially if i’m having a hard day. I already own a lomography camera, with an instant attachment. The film side of things is brilliant but I have never got on with the instant side and never got a good photo! So after getting some vouchers for Christmas I decided to buy a Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera, along with lots of film! What I love about the Mini 9 is that it is so easy to use and the resulting photos are gorgeous! They have a…