Lifestyle

When Taking Medication for Your Health Becomes Socially Unacceptable

DISCLAIMER: I am not a mental health professional. The purpose of this post is to highlight the unfair stigma attached to mental health medications. This post is based on my own personal experience.¬† Please seek clinical advice from a professional if you need it x This post has sat in my drafts for a while.… Continue reading When Taking Medication for Your Health Becomes Socially Unacceptable

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Lifestyle

How an Anxious Woman Fell in Love with the Gym

On the 14 March 2018 my life changed. I attended my first gym class in about a year. I'd started a new job within mental health services in the summer of 2016 and before this point I'd maintained my weight with relative ease. I was 2 stone heavier than I should have been for my… Continue reading How an Anxious Woman Fell in Love with the Gym

Lifestyle, New York City, Travel

Flying Solo in NYC! – Part 1

Get ready for a mammoth post. I took my first solo trip to New York City in April and I'm going to tell you all about it. Make sure you're sitting comfortably, have a snack and some uninterrupted reading time because this post is going to be full of detail. I'll try to include some… Continue reading Flying Solo in NYC! – Part 1

Beauty, Black Owned Brands, Cruelty Free Beauty, Highlight

Shine Bright Like a Diamond – Fenty Beauty’s Trophy Wife Highlighter

Yaasss, Rihanna! My girl came out with 40 foundation shades on the first launch of her brand new makeup line, Fenty Beauty. She had all shades, complexions, undertones and skin tones of women in mind. Unlike shady, salty-enough-to-give-me-a-stroke, Make Up Forever, we need to give Rihanna credit where it is most definitely due. I do… Continue reading Shine Bright Like a Diamond – Fenty Beauty’s Trophy Wife Highlighter

Beauty, Indeed Labs, Skincare, The Body Shop

Skincare Saviours – Bravura London, La Roche-Posay, The Body Shop, Indeed Labs and No7

  This blog post has been in the works for monthsss. I have friends who have cried out for a skincare post and I have failed to deliver. Well, no more. Be prepared for a mammoth post on all things skincare. The products I've loved, hated and bought again and again. I've learnt a lot… Continue reading Skincare Saviours – Bravura London, La Roche-Posay, The Body Shop, Indeed Labs and No7

Food, Lifestyle

The Stable, Birmingham

I'm a habitual creature. I don't go to new restaurants often. I find one I like (usually a chain) and then I tend to stick with it. In short, I'm in Nando's a lot and there was a short obsession with TGIF which promptly ended due to a curt manager. Meh. So I'm glad to… Continue reading The Stable, Birmingham

Cinema, Lifestyle, Race, Social Politics

Cinematic Fire – Get Out the Comedy Horror Everyone is Talking About

  I'm in a daze. I felt so dizzy walking out of the cinema. I went to the multiplex this time to see Get Out. Odeon on New Street. Not my first choice but I was eager to see it as soon as it was released. I must say, I'm not a fan of the… Continue reading Cinematic Fire – Get Out the Comedy Horror Everyone is Talking About

Lifestyle

5 Friendship Offences You Shouldn’t Ignore

Since I was a child I've always had friendship problems. The irony lies in the fact that I'm a friendly person and don't find it difficult to make friends. But therein lies the rub. I click with people easily but have the tendency to show a lack of discernment. Most people have experienced some form… Continue reading 5 Friendship Offences You Shouldn’t Ignore

Beauty, Blush, Drug store, Foundation, Mascara, NYX, REVLON, Sleek Makeup

Drugstore Must Haves – Sleek MakeUp, Bourjois, Revlon, NYX and Rimmel

This post will be short and sweet. These are my favourite drugstore products. Tried, tested and bought again and again. Any beauty obsessive knows it's not easy to find quality drugstore makeup that suits your budget, skin type and is long-lasting. Keep reading and check out the best ones I've found. ¬†Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde… Continue reading Drugstore Must Haves – Sleek MakeUp, Bourjois, Revlon, NYX and Rimmel

Beauty News, Social Media, Youtube

Indie Make Up Brands Are Getting a Bit Too Fresh for Me

I made a video about this as a joke. I doubt I'll be uploading it. But since writing is my forte I shall do that. I love make up. I have my favourite brands and slogans that appeal to me as an individual. You might say I am a marketer's dream. There's a trend I've… Continue reading Indie Make Up Brands Are Getting a Bit Too Fresh for Me