Tuesday, October 22, 2019

When To Say No To Collaborations

Hey lovelies, honestly this week I've been seeing a lot of tweets from bloggers about the absolutely ridiculous things that brands have been asking from them, from being sent an empty bottle of products to use for a post with no payment and offering someone in the UK $10 for a blog post so today for those of you that need it, I'm sharing when to say no to collaborations.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Last Minute Halloween Outfit Ideas 2019

Hey lovelies, with halloween just around the corner I thought I'd make a last minute halloween outfit ideas! These are mostly horror film outfits but I hope you like them anyway. Most are very easy to do and/or are very inexpensive.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Embracing Autumn

Hey lovelies, look I know I personally want to embrace this season by being four pumpkin spice lattes deep, surrounded by a massive duvet next to a window with rain gently dropping on it but I know that's not everyones cup of tea. Here's how to embrace the autumn weather and coldness, and hopefully enjoy it.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Preparing For A Budget Friendly Christmas

Hey lovelies, Christmas unfortunately is right round the corner, and financially I want to be better with planning for it this year. I always leave things to the last minute and really this is a bad habit, so here is how I plan on prepping for a budget friendly Christmas.


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Binge Worthy Shows And Films This Autumn

Hey lovelies, I'm so happy that it is Autumn if I'm honest. I'm a sucker for colder and darker nights, its just the perfect whether to make a large hot drink and to snuggle up in bed and do very little except for watch Netflix or films.  So I thought that I'd share with you some things that you need to watch.

The Autumn Wishlist

Hey lovelies, can you believe that it is already October? Where has this year gone, I can't believe that it's almost 2020, anyway here is my monthly dose of things that I want to buy and can't really afford right now. I'm really loving expensive shoes and coats right now unfortunately my broke ass can't.


Friday, October 04, 2019

Becoming A Better Person In 5 Easy Steps

Success, Ocean, Beach, Shore, Coast, Freedom

Everyone wants to be a better person. Unfortunately, knowing where to start is often the hardest challenge of all. When you know which life aspects to target, however, you’ll stand a far better shot at achieving the desired outcome.

So how can you become a better person without overhauling your entire world? That’s easy. Simply focus on the five areas of interest below. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

AD | Christmas Party Dress Ideas For 2019

Hey lovelies, with the festive season just around the corner I've found myself starting to look for Christmas party dress ideas, personally I've always been a dress over the top kinda person for these events. I really like dresses that capture classical glamour, or that are really simple whether it be a black tie cocktail dress* or a fancy sequinned piece this post should have something that everyone could enjoy this Christmas Party Season.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Blogtober Blog Post Ideas

Hey lovelies, since y'all absolutely loved my 50 Engaging Blog Post Ideas I thought I'd share with you some of my Blogtober Blog Post Ideas, I'm not partaking this year because I just don't have the time but I hope you enjoy the ideas!


Sunday, September 29, 2019

Five Things I've Learnt Since I Started Blogging

Hey lovelies, have you ever considered how long you've been blogging and what you've achieved in that time? I've been thinking about it lately, and I thought I'd share some of the things that I've learnt sine I started blogging back in the day.


Saturday, September 28, 2019

How To Stay Motivated When You Work From Home

Hey lovelies, working from home can be really tough because of the exceptional amount of distractions around, personally I find it hard because it's never been my typical 'work' environment. For the last few years, especially during university my home would be the last place I ever did work because I'd always run to the library or do my university work at my actually job in between shifts. So here are tips to stay motivated when you work from home.

Friday, September 27, 2019

How To Revamp Your Blog

Hey lovelies, this blog post title makes this post sound really serious but I've been blogging for a long time and when writing my When Blogging Become An Obsession post it had me thinking, that the content that I make now is oodles better than the content I used to produce and that my blog should reflect who I am now, and not when I started blogging years ago. So it was time to revamp and recreate a bit. 


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Ten Reasons I'm Excited For Autumn/ Winter

Hey lovelies, its offically Autumn meaning it's spooky season aka the best months of the year. I know you might be thinking well its only the middle of September but I'll have y'all know I've got my first halloween purposes of the year in August and bought three pumpkin spice candles from TKMaxx just yesterday! I thought today I'd share with you all the reason I'm excited for the better part of the year.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Saving Money From Blogging

Hey lovelies, if you reads my twitter complaints then you'll know that I'm currently fighting off paying the last of my debt off, and hopefully I'll be entering 2020 debt free. It's made me think about ways to make and save moneys as a blogger, I think I'm even going to add a finance section to my blog.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

When Blogging Becomes An Obsession

Hey lovelies, after writing my 50 Engaging Blog Post Ideas I was thinking about personal posts that I could write, things that have bothered me lately and I thought about a time where blogging really wasn't enjoyable for me. I'd say with all certainty that it became a borderline obsession and actually exceptionally time consuming and emotionally draining.

50 Engaging Blog Post Ideas

Hey lovelies, I've had a long weekend off blogging and it was great and I've done nothing but sleep and watch all the movies. On returning to my laptop I needed to find some ideas for writing, as I mentioned Juggling Blogging and a Full Time Job can be so hard so hopefully these ideas will help everyone including myself!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Why You Should Go Fishing Soon

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If you’re looking for a new adventure to try this weekend, why don’t you give fishing a go? While 
fishing may be typically perceived as a boring activity, enthusiasts will tell you that isn’t so. The joy of fishing is not limited to the catch, but more of everything that happens while you fish.

Indeed, it is interesting to note that fishing has become a popular tourism activity in many places. So, if you’re still considering what you should be doing over the weekend, here are 5 reasons why you should go fishing:

1. Fishing helps relieves stress.

When looking for reasons to engage in new activities, doing something that is beneficial to your health is a definite plus point. Spending time outdoors, breathing in fresh air, being one with nature, and relaxing while patiently waiting for your catch can help relieve stress and recharge your energies for a new week ahead. You can check out fishing rods for sale that are easy to use and appropriate for your upcoming adventure to eliminate any unnecessary stresses brought about by using the wrong fishing tools or gear.

Fishing, in lieu of a weekend in front of the TV or playing video games, is a healthier and still enjoyable option that can even add years to your life.

2. Fishing lets you eat what you catch.

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Fishing is one of the rare activities that you can engage in that is healthy for the heart all throughout, from the heart-healthy relaxing day spent on the lake or sea up to going home with your prized catch and cooking it to your heart’s delight. No wonder aficionados tell us fishing leads to a healthier life.

Fish is a rich source of protein and an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Decreased blood pressure, lowered risk of stroke and heart failure, and improved brain function in children are just some of the benefits attributed to this food item. 

Yes, you can just buy fish at the grocery store when you want to. But, to be able to experience the joys of fishing with your loved ones will make sharing your day’s catch in a nutritious meal more meaningful and special.

3. Fishing makes you bond with your loved ones.

When you go fishing with your family and friends, it gives you a lot of chances to bond. You can share stories while you sail out or as you wait for fishes to bite your line. You can strengthen your relationships and catch up on each other’s lives while waiting for your catch.

4. Fishing is fun.

Many would describe the idea of going out to fish as a boring outdoor activity, but that’s far from true. For the adventurous souls who are always in need of action, the thrill of the catch should be an exciting pursuit. Whether you are sailing out to sea or casting a fishing line at the riverbanks, you will find yourself engaged in a fun leisure time and productive activity.  

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5. Fishing gives you a sense of fulfilment.

Indeed, when they tell you there's more to fishing than catching fish, you have to believe.

Those who seek a challenge will find themselves a good one when they try fishing. Experience a unique high when you are victorious in chasing and catching fish, although not everyone will catch fish. Still, all the lessons you learned as you pursued the fish and the pleasant experience of bonding with your loved ones and relaxing in nature will be rewarding enough to get you planning your next fishing adventure as soon as you get home.

If you enjoyed this post check out My Experience with Imposter Syndrome, Tips For Being Sustainable With Your Fashion Choices or Realistic Ways To Improve Your Blog Views 


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Why I Don't Want Children

If you're one of my female readers, and you're of an age where you can have children then you've probably been asked the dreaded question of "So when are you going to have kids?". For some people I'm sure this question insights joy for the future, for me I honestly couldn't think of anything worse. Especially when your reply is "I don't want children" and you're met with the reply of "well there's still time, you'll change your mind" or something similar. I can say with every once of my being I honestly don't want children, and I honestly won't change my mind.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Blogs I've Been Loving Lately

Hey lovelies, today I thought I'd share with you all the blogs that I've been enjoying lately. The last month has been the first real month of my return to blogging after almost a year out and I wasn't even sure where to start reading blogs again. Luckily some of my trusted favourite blogs were still about and I fell in love with some new ones too! 


Sunday, September 08, 2019

Realistic Goals For The Next Ten Years

Hey lovelies, the past few weeks I've been genuinely thinking about my future and what I want to be doing and if the choices I'm making now are going to get me there and how I can realistically get myself there, so I've set a few goals to help myself get there.

Friday, September 06, 2019

My Experience With Imposter Syndrome

Hey lovelies, today I thought I'd talk about my experience with Imposter Syndrome as in the past year this has been something that I've felt so strongly. As someone who has throughout my life had some great achievements I've always had a self doubt that it could be luck or in most cases that I singularly don't deserve these achievements because there are people out there far more talented or creative than myself.


How To Choose The Right Car For A Road Trip

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If you’re planning a road trip, it’s important that you have the right car for the journey. You need to be sure you can rely on the car you’ve chosen, so you can enjoy the trip without worrying about the car breaking down or other problems. Follow this guide to find the right car for a road trip.

Gas Mileage
Driving may be cheaper than flying if you’re off on a trip, but it’s still not actually cheap. For long distance driving, consider how often you’ll need to fill up with gas. The less you have to fill up the tank, the more money you’ll save. Look for a car that gets good miles per gallon, so you don’t run out of gas halfway down a long, empty road. 

Comfortable Seats
A road trip means spending a lot of time sitting in the car, of course. Long trips sat in the car require comfortable seats that offer proper support for your back. Whether you’re visiting Mercedes Dealers, or second hand cars from the newspaper, give the driving seat a test. 

Spend some time adjusting your seat so you’re in a comfortable driving position. Look for fabrics that feel nice to sit on. If you’re going to be driving somewhere cold, treat yourself to a car with seat warmers to keep you cosy on the trip. 

Quality Sound System
Half the fun of a road trip is singing along to some road trip classic songs. Test out the sound system and make sure it sounds good. How do you like to listen to music? If you’re a CD girl, check if the CD changer is easy to use. If you’re going to connect your phone to use Spotify or Apple Music, check the AUX inputs and the Bluetooth capabilities. Make sure you can use it easily while driving, so you’re not distracted from the road trying to change the song.  

Climate Control
If you’re going to be driving through hot or cold weather, decent climate control will make your trip a lot more comfortable. You want to be able to adjust the temperature in the air to keep it a nice temperature for driving, whether you need to keep warm or stay cool. 

Cruise Control
Cruise control isn’t something many of us use, but for long trips it can go a long way to make your trip more comfortable. On a long stretch of open road, pop the cruise control on and give your foot a rest from the pedals. If you can, look a car with adaptive cruise control, which will automatically slow the car if you’re getting close to another car. 

If you’re going to be in the car for a long trip, safety should be a top priority. Choose a car that will beep at you if your seatbelt isn’t fastened, so you can’t very far while not properly secured. Look for automatic lights so you don’t need to worry about turning them on for night time driving. 


Thursday, September 05, 2019

Tips For Being Sustainable With Your Fashion Choices

Hey lovelies, I thought I'd write about something today that has been bothering me a bit lately. I've always been someone who buys ALOT of clothes online, in no way am I sustainable with my fast fashion choices. This is something I've been trying to change. Sometimes I don't even wear bits that end up in my wardrobe or I previously haven't recycled old clothes when I should. So here are some tips I've been using to try and make my fashion choices more sustainable. 


Tuesday, September 03, 2019

September Wishlist

Hey lovelies, how quickly has this month come around? How is it almost the end of the year?? Honestly I'm baffled by how quickly time has been going, but anyway here is my monthly wish list.

Monday, September 02, 2019

How To Juggle Blogging And A Full Time Job

Hey lovelies, I thought I would share this little post today since last month I managed to post a smashing 13 posts why working 40-70 hours weeks, every week. So here are a few tips that have helped me and you might enjoy reading!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

5 Films I've Loved In 2019

Hey lovelies, honestly 2019 has been an absolute banger for films; there has been some cinematic brilliance and I'm excited to share with you the films that I liked the most. Most of these will be darker films; so this post may not be for everyone.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Books I've Loved In 2019

Hey lovelies, I haven't blogged about books all year and considering how much I read I thought that it was time to rectify this. So here are some of my favourite reads of the year.


Saturday, August 24, 2019

Back To University Homeware Wishlist

Hey lovelies, I'm not going back to uni this year, but every year I've always religiously made this wish list so for my uni reading audience this is what my wish list would be if I was heading back to university this year.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Crawl 4DX Screening @ Fright Fest 2019

Gifted Expereince | Hey lovelies, it's 2am here I've just got home from London and I'm absolutely buzzing to tell you all about what I did today! I was invited to a special screening of Crawl @ Fright Fest at Cineworld Leicester Square by the lovely guys at Paramount Pictures and I'm still not over how cool it was. 


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Realistic Ways To Improve Your Blog Views

Hey lovelies, after my last post I thought I'd share with you some of my tips for improving your blog views and traffic. I do want to start this by saying that actually, I don't think there is any one quick way to increase your views I've been at this for years and I'd only say I'd figured out what works for me in the last year or so! 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

What I've Learnt In Four Years Of Blogging

Hey lovelies, I can't believe that I've been blogging so long now it's been a crazy journey. I haven't shared any blogging tips in a year, so today I thought I'd share some of the most useful things that I've learnt in the last four years. Also this is my 300th post - so hurrah!


Friday, August 16, 2019

5 Big Decisions You Have To Make During University

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University is a very formative time in your life and it’s likely that you’re going to change a lot over those 3 years. For most people, it’s the first time that they’re living on their own, managing their money, and really thinking about what they want to do with their life. That can be scary sometimes but it’s also really exciting, but you are going to have to make a lot of decisions along the way. Some of the decisions that you make during your university career will have a big impact on the rest of your life, while some of them won’t be that important. Either way, you need to be prepared for these decisions so you can think carefully about them, especially the big ones. These are some of the big decisions that you will face during your university career. 


Tips For Unwinding As A Workaholic

Hey lovelies, honestly as a ridiculous workaholic I find it so hard to unwind and get on with some needed selfceare and relaxing, as I'm so worried about the things I'm working on and leaving them alone. So here are some tips on how to unwind, and these tips have personally helped me so much throughout the years.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Things I've Enjoyed This Summer

Hey lovelies, honestly for me summer is pretty much over I'm back to working a lot and quite clearly the weather has already taken a turn. I'm not mad at this either tbh because I'm not the biggest fan of hot weather, tit sweat and young children being everywhere. I'm literally a combination of squidward and the grinch so I'm ready for winter.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

How To Work Hard And Play Hard

When you’re working, it is the thing that will take over most of your life. It is the thing that you will do each day for many years, and often, you can see colleagues more than you see members of your family. And while being out and working is all well and good, there is a lot that can be said of people making sure that they are able to enjoy their time off work; work hard, play hard, right? If you are spending 50 to 60 hours each week working, then spending a much smaller amount of time relaxing and getting refreshed, is really important. Working too hard or too much, without a break, can lead to burnout and stress if you let it. So being able to take some time for yourself so that you can recharge and have fun, can help you to work better, and just do life better. Here are some ideas to help.


Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Guest Post: Let's Talk Tattoos

Hey lovelies, today I'm handing over my blog to the lovely Lucy Martin who blogs over at Lucy Travels and Reads for a great guest post on tattoos! This is the first time I've ever had a guest post on my blog and honestly I love this content that Lucy has made so I hope you enjoy reading it!


Monday, August 05, 2019

Urban Outfitters Homeware Wishlist

Hey lovelies, today I thought I would share with you some of the homeware that I'm adoring since some of the homeware pieces in my monthly Wishlist went down so well. I have such a weird style but urban outfitters pretty much has everything that I love.

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Good Things In 2019

Hey lovelies, honestly I know for the most part I moan a lot about how shit things have been but today I thought I'd share some good things that have happened to me this year, cause it's not all been bad and sometimes it's easy enough just to focus on what's wrong in your life.


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

August Wishlist

Hey lovelies, here's this months monthly wishlist. Honestly I've eyes for all the homeware I can't afford this month, especially bed sheets and shelves.

These Tips Will Help You To Dress With Far More Confidence

If you’re sick and tired of feeling bad in every single clothing item you have, now is the time to make a change. Empowering yourself has never been easier because you are in complete control of the way that you carry yourself.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Staying Creative After University

Hey lovelies, today I thought I'd share how I've stayed creative after my university experience. Especially with the arts I find if you don't have a work space it can be very hard to continue making creative works if you paint or make sculptural work. Here's what has kept me inspired and creative.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Get to Know the Basics of Wearing a Long-Sleeved Dress

Not many girls will opt to wear long-sleeved dresses for homecoming or prom, so if you want to be different and stand out, then this is the perfect dress style to go in. Typically, dresses with long sleeves are sophisticated options for those who want a modest look. But, these can be very versatile too such that you can choose design variations that make the dress unique and show off your own personal style.

Places To Visit In 2020

Honestly if next year doesn't kick off as the roaring 20s with a Gatsby style party then I'll be so disappointed, but that aside here are some places I'd like to visit in 2020. I've decided to try and explore England a bit more next year, but a cheeky international holiday is always on the books.


Thursday, July 25, 2019

Recent Art Works

Hey lovelies, a few months back I made a post called "Art I'm Currently Working On" and I thought that today was time to write up another. I'm still almost shy about sharing works on the internet even though I have an MA in art it still feels so weird.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Reasons I Can't Wait To Own My Own Place

Hey lovelies, honestly I've been thinking about my long term goals lately, and mortgaging a place of my own is high on that list right now. Nothing sounds more appealing than having your own space to do whatever you want, having somewhere that is completely your own. My credit score is pure trash right now, and I need to save for a few years but here are the reasons why I can't wait to own my own place.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

July Wishlist

Hey lovelies, here is my monthly wishlist, I have ridiculously overspent this month with moving but I desperately want to buy some more clothes and here's what I've got my eye on.