NYX haul!

Ahhh, NYX. Ever since they first came onto my radar forever ago I’ve been dying to get my hands on some products. However, they seem to be in every Boots except my local one so when I went home for a few days this month to see my family for a late Christmas, I dragged my best friend into Boots so I could throw all my money at their counter. Continue reading

What I got for Christmas – 2016

I’m way late with this post this year, I know. It’s not even Christmas this more, we’re already five days into the new year, somehow! My Christmas this year sucked a little bit because I worked for all of it even though I was ill af, RIP me. However later this month I’m going home for Christmas 2.0 to see my family, which’ll be nice. This year we all decided to post our presents to each other so I had things to open on Christmas morning – well played mum, thanks xoxo. Anyway the part you’re all interested in: here’s what I actually got! Continue reading

6 things I’ve learnt in 2016

2016 has been a year of reflection for me. On my 21st birthday I wrote an open letter to my 20-year-old self detailing just how hard the last twelve months of my life had been and it still stands; 2016 has been a difficult year. While I’m still dealing with the consequences of some very bad life choices, for the first time in about three years I can say I’m in a pretty good place right now – at least much better than I have been for a long time, and I have 2016 to thank for that. What else has this year taught me though? Continue reading

On body confidence

Body confidence is something I, amongst almost everyone I know, have struggled with constantly for my life. When you spend all day, every day inside your own body, it’s easy to find what you think are flaws, or things you simply dislike about yourself and wish were different.

I could spend hours listing things about myself I don’t like. Continue reading

New York Photo Diary

This week I did something I’ve always wanted to do – go to New York. Words can’t even explain how amazing a city it is and in four short days I managed to cram in so much – go to a Broadway show (School Of Rock if you’re interested, which was amazing); visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island; go to the top of the One World Observatory (the tallest building in the Western hemisphere); see the Empire State Building; go to the 9/11 memorial and Ground Zero site and have breakfast in the Rockerfeller Centre.

While I have no words to explain what an amazing time I had, I’ve tried to convey it in pictures – I hope you enjoy looking through them. Continue reading

MAC Liptensity Launch & Red Brick Review

Last week I was lucky enough to go to the MAC Liptensity launch event at the West Quay MAC counter in Southampton with Soton Bloggers and Team Southampton. It feels like I say this all the time but anyone who knows me knows that lipstick is my jam so of course I was freaking out when I realised MAC were releasing a new range of lipsticks including a black and a blue! Nothing excites me more than brands I love branching out into new and weird things. Continue reading

#Paperhaul review*

I get excited over stationery and I’m not even sorry.

I got sent the recent #PaperHaul box ft Hollie Roberts to review and it’s ace! #PaperHaul is a subscription box which costs £10 + postage per month and features note cards, post cards, wrapping paper and the like!

If, like me, you still send snail mail to your friends, it’s pretty cool. They also get different illustrators and themes for the boxes. I’m not sure which month was the Hollie Roberts box because there’s not a lot of information on the website but the designs are really adorable! Continue reading