Thursday, December 26, 2019

AD| De-stressing From The Festive Season

Hey lovelies, it can finally be said for the most part, Christmas is over! As someone who loathes the festive season with a passion I can say with every inch of my body that I'm so happy it is over, as I work in hospitality the festive season is extremely stressful, I also live away from home which means sorting gifts etc is really difficult and I struggle to stay on track with juggling 60 hour weeks, a social life and celebrating the festivities. So today I thought I would share with you some tips for de-stressing.

Making 2020 My Year

I genuinely can't believe that 2020 is almost amongst us, 2019 has felt like an absolute shit show if you ask me. The year has gone through so many rollercoasters, and I somehow don't feel like I have moved from where I was at this point last year, I have almost the exact same problems and even though I've aged a bit nothing is different except a majority of my finances are sorted, and I've paid off a lot of debt.


Friday, December 20, 2019

Let's Talk About Teeth

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"Every tooth in a man's head is more valuable than a diamond" Miguel de Cervantes.

It is a funny thought that a lot of us pay little or no real care to the health of our teeth, yet our mouths literally do all the talking which makes them the focus when we are socially engaged

While we are not all naturally blessed with the Hollywood smile, there are ways we can improve the health of our teeth, gums and mouths, making our smiles shine brightly.


Thursday, November 28, 2019

Gift Guide For Her Part 1

Hey lovelies, it's about time we get down to some Christmas shopping, since I've covered a range of other Christmas posts, such as Ways To Get In The Festive Mood and 4 Creators To Support This Christmas it's gift guide time! Some of the items in this post have been gifted, and will be clearly labelled.


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

60 Blogmas Post Ideas 2019

Hey lovelies, a short but sweet post today with Blogmas upcoming I thought I would share some Blogmas post ideas to keep you all inspired. I won't be taking part because working a full time hospitality job in December means I barely have time to breath, but for those going ahead with it I hope this helps


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

What I'm Reading November 2019

Hey lovelies, what an exceptional month it has rounded up to be, I've not had much free time to myself but I am trying to read more when the time is available. I've not read much for fun but I wanted to share these on the blog. I've had this post ready to go for almost three weeks so thought it was about time to hit publish.

Effective Ways To Make Heels Comfortable For Prom

Believe it or not, heels are not the most comfortable invention known to women. Even though they look amazing on, many women breathe a sigh of relief when the time of night comes where they get to dash them to the side and get into something a little comfier.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Life Lately #1

Hey lovelies, what a month November has been. I've decided to add back the life lately segments to my blog, because for the most part I feel like their is very little about me on my blog, which for a very long time is how I wanted it to be but now maybe not so much. I can't explain how awful this month has been although it's actually had it's perks.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Protecting Your Home from Cracks and Leaks

AD| If you have noticed any cracks or leaks around your property, it is vitally important not to leave these untreated. Even minor damage can lead to damp, mould and even severe structural issues. Therefore, it is a good idea to regularly inspect your property and make any necessary repairs as soon as possible.

Can I Get the Stained Glass Look in My Home?

AD| Stained glass windows are not only for churches and historical buildings; they can also provide an exceptionally beautiful and stylish enhancement for any property. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Top Tips for Students Preparing for University

AD| Applying for university is a long and gruelling process, but so worth it in the end. You just have to make sure you’re sufficiently prepared and eventually it will all fall into place. Your sixth form or college should have plenty of advice for you but here are some additional tips to help you prepare.


Monday, November 18, 2019

Beef Casserole With Schwartz*

AD | Hey lovelies, today I'm going to be sharing with you a recipe, and food that I actually made. Hoorah. As the weather gets colder, we all love a lovely winter warmer esq recipe, and if you ask me beef casserole is a perfect dish for this. I have such fond memories of this meal as child, sitting around the dinner table with my family members why it's cold and probably raining outside, enjoying ever bite, so I'm really happy I finally got a chance to make it myself. I hope you all enjoy reading it.

5 Tips for Writing the Best Personal Statement

AD| When the time comes to start applying to universities, you will need to write a tip-top personal statement. In fact, it’s a vital aspect of the application process in the UK and is an opportunity to show off what makes you special. A prep school and sixth form in Somerset have put together the following list of helpful tips to get you started.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Ways To Get In The Festive Mood

Hey lovelies, Christmas content is really in full swing now. I know it's only the 14th of November but I'm going to roll with it. I thought I'd share with you today how'll be getting into the festive mood, if you're in need of more festive content I did recently write 4 Creators To Support This Christmas and Understand And Copying With Grief At Christmas.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

4 Creators To Support This Christmas

Sorry guys, but Christmas posts are fully in swing now. Today I wanted to write something which is also important to me, supporting independent artists and stores this Christmas, as someone who sells prints and paintings the Christmas period is a vital set of extra sales which helps me out so much, and I'd like to help some other peeps out by sharing their great work.


Monday, November 11, 2019

Understanding And Coping With Grief At Christmas

Hey lovelies, today I wanted to talk about something special, something different. I don't regularly talk about grief on this space on the internet, mainly because it's raw and it's new, and until this year wasn't really anything I cared to share with my readers.

I think it has to be said, loss is an awful thing, and Christmas embodies everything that makes grief harder to cope with, in my experience. The loss of a loved one, doesn't go away even with festivities and for some is more hard hitting around the holidays.

AD Gifted| FooDoo Snack Box Review

Hey lovelies, recently I was gifted a lovely box of healthy work place snacks by the lovely FooDoo Snacks. I'm all for finding healthy alternatives to snacking, especially as someone who works an irregular work pattern I was interested to see what was inside the box and if I'd enjoy the snacks!


Sunday, November 10, 2019

Eight Ways To Save Money On Holiday

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dream holiday can be a bit of a strain on your finances, not only from booking the trip itself but for the money you’ll need to spend while you’re actually away. You’ll money for food, days out and some spending money, which for you and the family can soon add up. If you’ve taken out a holiday loan from somewhere like Evolution Money to pay for the trip, you’ll want to manage your holiday spending money a budget, so you don’t need to borrow more. 

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Resources You Need As A Blogger

Hey lovelies, I've been thinking about blogging lately and all the resources that I've been using and that improve my blogging experience, I thought I'd share with you the resources that have been a necessity to me and helped me with my blog so much. Even after four years I'm still improving my blog game but these are things that still remain helpful and useful to my growth.

The Triple Threat Of Learning How To Learn

Perhaps you are studying at university, or you are trying to better yourself so you can have a better quality of life, but whatever approach you are undergoing, it is important that you learn crucial skills, not just in terms of studying, but also in terms of learning. When you learn subjects, the biggest obstacle between you and retaining information is, unsurprisingly, yourself. Perhaps this means you need to learn how to learn? Let's give you some tools.

How Can You Pay For Your Gap Year Travel Plans?

All the best things in life are not free. Traveling is an eye-opening experience that you will never forget. It can change your whole perspective on life and alter your goals in life itself. Unfortunately, it's not cheap. Even though more people are globetrotting than ever before, the costs have relatively stayed the same. And if you’re a student looking to take a gap year and explore the world, it's going to be even more difficult. But, it's not impossible; far from it in fact. You do have numerous ways to fund your own travels and continue to have a trickle of cash coming in so you can pay for things like a place to stay, food, equipment, and transport. You’ll need to be outgoing and ready to take on any challenge. In the end, it's so worthwhile and you won’t regret it!

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Realistic Plans For 2020

Hey lovelies, I can't believe the year has flown but so quickly and that 2020 is on our doorstep. I'm in a position where I will have to work so much more for the festive season and because of this I probably won't be able to blog as much as I'd like. I've had time to reflect on 2019 and I've decided that in 2020 I just want to do things that make me happy.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Festive Craft Ideas

Hey lovelies, I recently wrote about How To Stay Budget Friendly This Christmas and since that post I've even thinking about ways to keep costs down for decorations, gifts, or general bits that could be DIY'd so today I'm sharing a few of them with you!


AD| My Bedtime Beauty Products

Hey lovelies, it has been a while since I've shared a beauty post on the blog but since the weather is getting as little bit cooler and I've been focusing more on my evening beauty routine that today I would share my bedtime beauty products.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

10 Films To Snuggle In With This Autum

Hey lovelies, now that the weather is getting colder and it's the best time to get a blanket out and watch some movies, I've got some suggestions for you! Sorry I've been want with writing this month I've been busy drinking copious amounts of Pimm's and lemonade and dancing on tables.

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.

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.  

group of people fishing using fishing rods
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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.