• autumn beauty favourites
    Fashion & Beauty

    Autumn Beauty Favourites | Makeup Routine

    Hello! How are you all? I’m not feeling 100% and am pretty sure I’m coming down with a cold. Autumn must definitely be here! I honestly have the worst immune system ever, so bring on the hot water and lemon. Anyway, enough of me moaning. I recently acquired some new makeup and thought why not do an Autumn beauty favourites post? Whilst I don’t wear makeup too often and opt for natural looks, there are some products seeing me through Autumn, now that the summer tan has faded, and I go back to my extremely pale complexion. Here’s my current makeup routine. I skipped a couple of products that are…

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    Mental Health & Wellbeing

    Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva | Book Review*

    Turning into a bit of a book blogger over here! About a month ago I was kindly gifted a copy of Happier Thinking by the author herself, Lana Grace Riva. As I am in a phase of reading lots of wellbeing and mental health books, I was intrigued. Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva Book Review The book is an easy read. There are only 50 pages, so you can sit down with a cup of tea and finish the book in one session. Lana’s style of writing is quite chatty and informal, much like blog writing, which again makes for a relaxed read. Without wanting to give too much…

  • October 2018 favourite bloggers
    Blogging

    October 2018 Favourite Bloggers

    Hey everyone! It’s time for my October 2018 Favourite Bloggers post (how is it October already)! After September’s post, I already had a list of bloggers that I needed to mention. So, here they are (and in no particular order): October 2018 Favourite Bloggers Emily Becca – Talented writer, photographer and all-round fantastic blogger. Need I say more? Can’t wait to see where life takes you Em! Life of a Glasgow Girl – I’m completely in awe of Jordanne. She’s a mum, produces amazing content on her blog, created Bloggers Tribe and goes to college. I don’t know how she does it! All I can say is WOW! Tasha Lifestyle…

  • #SoberNotBoring hearing from you
    Lifestyle,  Mental Health & Wellbeing,  Sober Life

    #SoberNotBoring Hearing from You No.1

    Hey everyone! I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve done a blog post, when in reality, it’s only been a week and a half or something like that. Nevertheless, it’s good to be back. Putting all university drama aside for one moment, it’s time to get #SoberNotBoring properly underway! To kick things off, we are hearing from some fabulous bloggers about their experiences with alcohol and sobriety. There will be a few more posts like this over the next couple of months, and I’m so thankful to everyone who got in touch and shared their story. It’s truly inspiring. #SoberNotBoring – Hearing from You Brandy Yates I used to…

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    Blogging

    My Top 5 Free Blogging Apps | Blogging

    There are so many great tools to make blogging easier now. From scheduling to design, the resources are second to none. However, some apps require payment, and whilst I don’t doubt their quality, as a student wanting to save money, I prefer free apps. I have to say, there’s an impressive choice out there that are great for blogging and keep your bank account looking healthy. Here are my top 5 free blogging apps that will save you time and money. My Top 5 Free Blogging Apps Photoshop Express I hate to say it, but aesthetics and Instagram themes are rife in the blogging community. My focus is always on…

  • #sobernotboring
    Lifestyle,  Mental Health & Wellbeing,  Sober Life

    #SoberNotBoring Campaign Launch

    Hello everyone! If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, then you may have seen a preview of what this post entails, as today is the launch of the #SoberNotBoring campaign! Over the next few months, I’ll be posting about the campaign and how you can get involved. But first off, what is #SoberNotBoring all about? #SoberNotBoring Campaign From a few of my blog posts, you’ll know that I don’t drink alcohol. I have many reasons for making this decision, some of which I have already shared and some I will share as part of the campaign. Now, I’m not here to force people to stop drinking. Up until recently,…

  • skincare routine simple cleanser
    Fashion & Beauty

    Skincare Routine – Products I’m Loving

    Hello everyone! Over the summer, I found myself wearing less makeup and focusing on my skincare routine. I don’t know about you, but I swear that whenever I research skincare, the results are always different. There’s always a different order to apply products and something you should/shouldn’t include. Combining various articles and YouTube tutorials, this is my current skincare routine featuring a few favourites of mine. *Disclaimer: Some of these products may have been gifted in collaboration with a brand, or free from an event. I will mark these products with an (*). I will always give an honest opinion of a product. My Skincare Routine Simple Purifying Cleansing Lotion…

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    University

    University Packing – What You Really Need

    I stress about packing big time. I never know what, or how much, stuff to take. University was a nightmare (packing wise), and after realising that I brought way too much with me in 1st year, I tried to cut back in 2nd year. I still overdid it, but the amount wasn’t quite so ridiculous, and I have now learnt what I really need. Freshers, if you’re worrying about what to take, here’s some university packing advice to get you started. University Packing Clothes An important one. You don’t need your entire wardrobe. Think seasons. There’s no point taking summer dresses and shorts when you’re about to start the Autumn/Winter…

  • The Sober Diaries by Clare Pooley Book Review
    Lifestyle,  Mental Health & Wellbeing,  Sober Life

    The Sober Diaries by Clare Pooley | Book Review

    I know love at first sight is talked about, but can ‘book at first sight’ be a thing? Earlier this summer, I was in The Works in Leicester, and quite literally picked a book off the shelf and bought it. The Sober Diaries by Clare Pooley. Usually one to ponder over books, study blurbs, flick through the first pages and stress over if it’s worth the money (I’m a library person myself), this was indeed a rare occasion. What, therefore, led to me doing such a thing? In retrospect, the full title ‘The Sober Diaries How One Woman Stopped Drinking and Started Living’ was a major factor. This spoke to…

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    Blogging

    September 2018 Favourite Bloggers

    Being part of the blogging community is truly amazing. Everyone is really supportive, and you get back what put into the ‘blogosphere’. With that in mind, I’m starting a monthly series where I will do a shoutout to some of my favourite bloggers, and why they and their blogs are the best of the best (in my opinion). There are 5 bloggers every month, so it won’t take much time to take a peak at their blogs and show some support. Here are my September 2018 favourite bloggers. Disclaimer: These are in no particular order! I have many bloggers who I admire. If I included everyone, this post would be…