Friday, 31 March 2017

You're Story Isn't Over Yet- Project Semicolon

I've just read an article online about the incredibly sad news that Amy Bleuel the founder of the semicolon project has tragically passed away after a twenty year battle with mental health. 
Before I read this article, I did not know Amy's name, but I knew lots of about the project and I can name a dozen of my friends who all have that tattoo proudly blazoned on their skin. 

Me and a couple of friends two years ago decided get the tattoo imprinted on us after losing a dear friend to suicide, who ironically was also called Amy. It's my favourite tattoo and whenever I feel like  I want to give up, I look at it and remind myself it can get better. 
Mental health has such a stigma towards it but people like Amy Bleuel have helped raise awareness and helping others realise its not such a scary thing to talk about. She has created a legacy.

I didn't know you Amy and you didn't know me but your project has helped save mine and countless others lives. I hope you can finally rest in peace. 

March Favourites


I recently bought an armchair, which is something I have wanted in forever and I am absolutely in love with it. Its motivated me to actually want to sit at my desk and write and just to give me somewhere to sit in my room, which won't lead to me napping.. well mostly. See my post here.

Curly Hair

I have naturally curly hair and its been more of a burden than a blessing most of my life. My hair basically moulds into whatever you tell it to and stays like that till you wash it again. So if I tie it up, it gets a kink in it that no straightener in the world can smooth again. Anyway, I've been loving soft wavey hair thanks to my new Lee Stafford Coco Loco Wand. See my review of it here.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Recently it was the 20th Anniversary of the first episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer (I'm soooooo old). I saw a lot around on social media about it and it inspired me to rewatch the series. But only season 7 because I felt really drawn to that one for some reason. After that I'm gonna go to Season 5 because thats my favourite of all the seasons. 
I've been watching it my new favourite gadget, my amazon fire stick. I love that I fancied watching Buffy and instead of waiting for daylight to go buy the boxset I just downloaded it there and then. Technologies great aint it. See my Amazon Fire Review here.

Roller Coaster Tycoon

I used to love any simulation style games; Theme Park, Sim City, The Sims etc. I actually about a month or two tried looking for Theme Park to download for your Mac but to no avail. So then I saw Roller Coaster Tycoon on the app store for free and was so happy because to be honest, I would have paid £10 to play it. But yeah I've been addicted ever since, and I don't like to brag but my park is worth 12.1milli currently. 


Primark is my current fashion obsession. They have so much good quality home and fashion wear at the moment and even their underwear is slaying it. I featured my views on them in my post here and my haul here.

America's Next Top Model

I used to be an avid ANTM fan. I still use the iconic "I have never yelled at a girl like this", in everyday conversation but then I drifted out sometime around season 11 and then came back for the AllStars. Little did I know its on like cycle 23 nowadays. So I randomly stumbled upon it and now 6 episodes later, I'll hooked again. However I found it so strange Tyra was not hosting it. About 3 days after I tweeted that, she announced she'd be returning in the next series, so I like to think, she saw my tweet and decided to make a comeback. I see you TyTy.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

L'oreal Paris Infallible Blush Paint Review

I was on the look out for new foundation and mascara the other week and bought two from L'Oreal when I realised it was 3 for 2 and boots so I HAD to buy something else when I spied this Blush Paint palette. I think I have like two or three blushers that I use and realised I could probably do with more of a variety so I picked up the Amber version of their Infalliable Blush Paint's. 
What I didn't realise until I saw on another bloggers insta is that they are actually scented. The smell like floral, sweet heaven and whilst that's not an ultimate deciding factor when I choose make up, it certainly sways me and now every time I use this (which is daily), I get it a sniff. That sounds weird out loud. 
Anyway the palette itself has loads of gorgeous Amber tones which compliment my olive skin tone, with a nice variety. They're quite pigmented and it lasts a long time. And have I mention their scented?

Buy yours here.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Primark Haul: March 2017

As I mentioned here in my post about How Primark Got There Groove back, I went into Primark last week for one thing and ended up blowing a fortune. I can't get over how good everything in there is at the moment, from their homeware, to their underwear. I could buy so much, well I did, but I could have spent more. This was actually me, restraint. 

Bralettes £8-£9

Weekend Bag: £14

I didn't buy this in this haul, but I bought it the week before to travel to Shropshire with and featured it in my travelling essentials post here. Its super cute and fit everything I needed for the weekend. I've ended up using it for work as well when I've needed to carry anything that doesn't quite fit in my handbag.

Print Sweatshirt £5

I love a little slogan sweatshirt for just lounging around the house. They had quite a few different ones but this one just spoke to me and my usual mood. 

Fur Cushion: £7
How cute is my armchair by the way? I talked about it in my post here. I've recently bought this and thought I'd get a little something to decorate it and make it more homely. I got this super cute faux fur cushion which has like this ombre pattern to it.

Faux Silk Pjs; Cami: £5, Bottoms: £7

I've never felt more like Hugh Hefner in these silk pjs. I also bought the matching robe recently.

Brooklyn top (bought in size 20): £6
I'm going to V Fest in the summer and Jay Z is playing and when I saw this Brooklyn top in a larger size I thought this would make the perfect festival style oversized tee.
Gold cushions: £3, Blue cushions 2 pack: £6, Faux Velvet Cushion: £5
I've had the same cushions on my sofa for what feels like forever but has probably only been 6 months. I thought I'd mix it up a little and bought a combination of different colours and textures to make my sofa a little more interesting.
Parka: £9

And lastly I bought this super cute parka which again I bought in mind for V Fest but equally I will probably wear over Summer.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Fulfilling Life Long Furniture Dreams

When I was a little girl I remember vividly circling things in the Argos catalogue that I wanted to have in my home when I grew up. This was back in the day when I didn't realise how expensive being an adult is and when I still had dreams I would ever own my own house. The good ol' days. 
Since then I dreamed of my own furniture, living in student houses and minging shared houses. I remember being so proud when I bought my first set of shelves but thats about all I could muster, till the day I got my own house, about 4 years ago. I say got, I still rent, but it was unfurnished and I could decorate it how I see fit.
 Since then I've spent years, I'd like to say saving up, but in reality I've bought a vast majority of my furniture on credit cards and then ended up paying it back. But though I've bought the basics, I've always had on my furniture wishlist; an armchair. I eyed one in Ikea for about two years but other necessities always came up like food and paying rent. 

Then a couple of weeks ago I decided that I was going to treat myself to my very own armchair. I have a desk in my room and I tend not to sit at it because the chair is wooden and not very comfy. So I end up blogging from my bed, which usually ends up in me napping. So I felt an armchair would be a great motivational tool. Which in fairness, it has. I actually get excited for times I can sit at my desk and pretend I'm Carrie Bradshaw. 

I've been told because it has no arms, its not technically and armchair but I found it on the armchair section of Very, so in my eyes, its an armchair. 

Its beautiful and its my most favourite thing I've ever owned. 

See it here.

Friday, 24 March 2017

L'oreal Paris False Lash Superstar X Fiber Mascara Review

My two biggest dislikes about my face are my bald eyebrows and my short boy like eyelashes. So I am forever searching for the perfect mascara to lengthen my lashes. I'd become fond of Benefit's Roller Lash and have repurchased it a few times but it dries out quite quickly and its not the cheapest so I wanted to find something that wasn't so cheap its crap but also something thats not so expensive I need to sell a kidney. 
L'oreal had a 3 for 2 offer on at Boots and I was already buying their Infallible foundation to try after hearing incredible things online and my old mascara NYX Doll Lash was running out so I thought I'd pick one of their mascara's too. 
Its composed of two wands which are labelled 1 & 2. The first is a volumising black primer which thickens and builds volume and then the second is the lengthening fibers formula which lifts and lengthens the lashes. You can see from the comparison pictures below my lashes look longer and less clumpy that the first picture. Its at a really decent, middle of the range, price at £7.99 and its become my new go to mascara. 

Thursday, 23 March 2017

9 Things I've Learned About Break Ups

1. Nothing Lasts Forever

That includes relationships and also in turn heart ache. Everyone remembers their first proper heart break. Mine was when I was 16. I really felt I would never be happy again.  I remember I couldn't watch anything with love in cause it made me so sad so I just watched Two and a Half Men repeats and the first film I could stomach was Clueless. Its painful but you do get over it. 
Since then I've had my heart broken a thousand times but I'm here and I'm still ok. 

2. Take Your Time To Mourn

Its ok to be sad after a break up, even if the other person behaves like they don't. In my experience they are usually faking it till they make it anyway but I give myself a day to be sad and then I work on bettering myself. Break up's are not easy. You don't say goodbye to a partner, you say goodbye to a friend and lots of could be's, what ifs and plans that never came to surface, you deserve to fully mourn that in your own time.

3. Avoid Your Ex

I truly believe in cutting all contact once you know its over. I also highly recommend removing them from social media. I don't believe it is 'petty' or 'sad'. If you don't want to see what someone is up to, you shouldn't have to in fear of how you might be perceived, this goes for ex friends too. I don't believe in the idea of keeping them there so they can see how 'happy' you are. If you are faking being happy for someone else's benefit you are never going to be truly happy and you will never move on
Obviously this is so hard to do if you hang around with the same people or if you work together. 
Where you can and where possible don't be around them.

4. Your Girlfriends Are Your Soulmates

To quote Sex and The City "Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just to have fun with". Your girls will get you through a break up. They will remind you when you are sad how much better you are without them and they will be always there to pick up the pieces. Never take them for granted.

5. Move On In Your Own Time

Its not a race to see who can move on the quickest. If they have, leave them be. Its beyond hard seeing someone you care about with someone else especially if its soon after but if you don't feel ready don't force it. That saying "The best way to get over someone is get under someone" is horse shit. Don't do it to make someone jealous, it does more harm in the long run and it really doesn't change anything.

6. Always Take The High Ground

Don't call names, don't send abuse, don't write badly about on social media. Sometimes you just fall out of love and its not something you can control or prevent and its not something we cause, its just a fact about life. Getting angry will change nothing.

7. Take Time To Focus on You

Time you would have usually spent on a partner, now spend on you. If you weren't treated the way you deserved take that time to treat yourself better now. Re-organise your life, your room, your wardrobe. Try a new hobby, book a holiday or a weekend away. No one else to go with? Go exploring by yourself. Eat healthier, join the gym or start to exercise more. Think Khloe Kardashian and her revenge body after Lamar. 
And read my tips on how to love yourself a little better here.

8. The Cliches Are True

There are plenty more fish in the sea. Time does heal all wounds. Things will get better. Sometimes their annoying to hear but one day you'll look back you will realise they are true. Think to yourself, is this really going to matter in a year. Life is extremely short please don't spend the majority of it crying over fuck boys. 

9. There's No Such Thing As Closure

Sometimes you don't get closure or know what went wrong or why it ended. Sometimes it just ends and you don't get your answers and it doesn't have a big discussion as to why it didn't work. Sometimes you just have to move on for you. You might not get an apology for being cheated on or the other person stopped trying. You just have to forgive others not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The Best Hairbrush I've Ever Used

I first read about this hair brush from Lily Melrose's blog. She mentioned that she has ridiculously knotty hair and bitch could relate. So I thought I'd try it to see if it actually made a difference. And as you could probably tell from the title of this post, it really has changed my life. 
I avoid brushing my hair, cause it really effing hurts because it is SO knotty. I usually brush it after I've blow dryed it and then leave it and then usually by the next day I'm ripping knots out of my hair. Alas no more. This brush is magic and it makes me want to brush my hair because it leaves it silky and smooth rather than the birds next it used to be.
You can buy them in all kinds of fancy colours but I opted for a classic black as I'm boring as hell.

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Monday, 20 March 2017

Life Update: March 2017

So I don't really know where to begin with this... but I thought I'd just talk about where I'm at and why a few weeks ago I was absent from blogging. My mental health is directly correlated to how much I blog and how motivated I feel to blog. Up until a few weeks ago I didn't really feel great and I hadn't for a while which is why my blog posts are a little scarce.
I went on antidepressants last year in March time and I was on them till October/November. I really, really wanted to come off them. I never feel ashamed to be on them, for those who ask I happily will talk about my mental health. I try not to just drop into conversation "Hey lovely weather, by the way I'm on Citalopram cause I fucking hate myself" but I'm open with friends and family about the medication I am on and I would happily talk about it if someone approaches me about the subject. I probably don't talk about it to people as much as I should because I don't want to be a burden or that negative person who's always moaning and always got something wrong with them.

But I wanted to come off them for one reason really; the side effects. I do plan to do a post properly on the side effects because although antidepressants are incredible and life saving. They are not a complete cure and they go hand in hand with lots of side effects. These can vary person to person. My biggest thing was memory and concentration. They make me so forgetful. You know that feeling where you walk into a new room and forget why you're there. Its like that but constantly. And theres no time to write things down before you forget, because you almost forget the thought before its even become a thought. And I struggle to concentrate and they make you so so so tired. So as you can imagine all these side effects don't make you a model employee or friend.

Also I was dating a guy and the antidepressants I'm on effect your sex life. With some they make you want to stop having sex all together. I never had an issues with that... now if you're a family member and you're reading this maybe stop right now and go back to pretending I'm the virginal sweet gal you think I am. Anyways I didn't lose my 'mojo' I just struggle to reach the big O. And when a guy is whispering sweet nothings like "I'm going to make you come" and you're there like "I'd like to see you try, pal", I just felt like an inferior female. Which I know is really fucking stupid. I'd like to say the guy in no way encouraged me to come off them. It was my own decision. 

So I wanted to come off them more than I was actually ready to. But I was fine for a bit. That guy ended things and I felt a bit shit but got over it and had a nice Christmas. And then January hit and I just started to feel numb again. I kind of knew I wasn't ok when my housemate told me she was moving out because she wanted to move home. And I cried for three days straight and then pretended it wasn't happening for a month. Which is always a super healthy thing to do and then when she actually left I was a fucking wreck because I had pretended she wasn't going anywhere and everything I had been bottling up kind of hit me.

So the day after she left I started to take my antidepressants again because I knew I was not ok. I didn't want the massive side effects so I didn't take the dose my doctor originally prescribed and I would feel ok in the morning and then my mood would worsen throughout the day and I wasn't particularly nice to be around. In general, when you start taking antidepressants, they make you feel worse before you feel better. So I did that for a month and still not particularly better. So I went back to the doctor and they've upped my dose and in fairness my side effects have been lessened time. I don't know if its because I eased myself into it a little more or because my bodies used to them. But yeah I'm on antidepressants for the foreseeable future.
I also have a new housemate, another really close friend of mine which really helps. I love being alone but I'm equally not good at being alone. Too much and isolate myself a little too much but being around people too much makes me feel drained so thats an annoying little balance I'm forever as an introvert, trying to maintain. 
So yeah thats life and my mental health.

I always worry about posting these kind of posts. I've had nothing but positive feedback when I have but there's something in my head that makes me worry about whether I sound attention seeking or whether people will perceive me differently but I guess those are two of the biggest worries of anyone suffering with their mental health and why they sometimes don't share anything at all. I just want to live in a world where people feel just as comfortable talking about their mental health as they do their physical.

See my first post about my mental health here.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

How Primark Got Their Groove Back

Can we talk about Primark's lingerie range currently? Yes all these pieces are from Primark. I was scrolling through insta one day as I do every day and I saw this gorgeous pink little bralet and thought ooh that looks like Topshop. So I clicked the pink to see what was tagged and bizarrely I saw Primark tagged so I thought as its a flat lay, it must be something else in the picture. so I scrolled down to the caption and comments and couldn't believe it when it said that it was from Primark. 

So the second I got paid I marched down to Primark (actually I forgot about it and then I went into Primark for nipple covers, a week later, for a V neck body I just bought from Missguided and I saw them there and remembered and blew £150, but lets pretend for this story I went immediately after seeing the insta pic), so there I am marching away and I went and picked one up in nearly every colour they have. With matching pants because I'm not an animal. The bralets are £8 and pants are £3. So that's £11 for a brand new set of cute underwear. They have them in S, M and L sizes. I bought a Small, I'm usually a size 8 and C cup, and it fit really well. 

In general lately Primark have got so much in there. I feel like they go through fazes of me buying everything in store, to I can barely find anything I like and currently they are the former. 

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Lee Stafford Coco Loco Wonderball Wand Review

I have naturally curly hair. Therefore I hate my hair curly and always have it blow dried straight. Its not cute curly its like frizzy mess curly and its a pain to style so for years I've just straightened it or threw it in a ponytail. I literally have it in 4 different ways because I'm boring and lazy when it comes to hair. 
This was all until I saw a review online for Lee Stafford's Coco Loco Wonderball Wand. I can't remember exactly where I saw it reviewed but I've also seen it about on Instagram and thought I'd give it a go as I've got an event going on next week where I want to try something new. I've tried curlers before but I always buy the wrong style or I'm doing it wrong and end up with ringlets like off of your 90's year 6 school disco. 

Once I saw the review I bought my Wonderball Wand from Amazon for £25! It arrived immediately the next day and I began experimenting. What I always hate from curling or straightening my hair is that it takes for ever. My hair literally took me 5 minutes to curly. You hold the wand facing down, wrap your hair around and hold for 7-10 seconds and voila soft curls. Also I was concerned I would burn my hands but so far I've mastered doing it with zero injuries. You can also buy a glove separately if you don't want to burn yourself. 

The Coco Loco Wonderball Wand contains Coconut oil so it leaves your hair looking glossy. I've had so many compliments about my hair and I'm absolutely obsessed with it. Affordable and perfect for me if you are lazy AF.

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Friday, 17 March 2017

A Really Late February Favourites

I know. Its the middle of March, in fact I just checked a calendar and its nearly the end of March but its been a busy few weeks for me and I just haven't got round to writing this post, soz. 

BuzzFeed Unsolved

I love anything a bit spooky or weird. I love serial killer documentaries, I love horror films, I like conspiracy theories. I'm basically a little weirdo. I also love BuzzFeed. Its my most used app after Instagram and Deliveroo. One day I discovered BuzzFeed Unsolved and I've been hooked ever since.  Its basically a little series where they discuss various unsolved mysteries and cases. From OJ Simpson to various hauntings. 
You can either watch it on the app, if you go to the Video section its on there or you can watch it on the BuzzFeed Blue Youtube page here and look for Unsolved videos. I spent hours looking through them, all alone in my house at night, which I would not recommend to anyone. As well as the weird murders, ghost and mystery involved in the episode I also absolutely love the two guys who present it, Shane and Ryan. They are so funny and during those times when I'm home alone and I've convinced myself a murderer is about to walk through my door. Their humour makes me feel at ease.

Bullet Journalling 

I first dabbled in bullet journalling for being organised and for work bits but then gave up because my heart wasn't in it. Then I read about Bullet Journalling as a way to keep track of your mental health and fell in love with the idea, so I immediately went to paper chase and bought a journal and the fancy pens I could afford and began writing in it. Every week I evolve it and add something new or take pages away that I didn't use and its become part of my daily routine, just to check in with myself and assess how my day is going. Its also good for when I'm looking back and reminding myself that if I have a bad day, I had a bad day last week and had a great day straight after. Its not all hopeless.

This Works Pillow Spray 

I reviewed This Works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray here. Its honestly been an absolute God send and I've slept a thousand times more peacefully since. 

Leopard Print 

There's nothing new to see here. My love for leopard print is timeless. In fact as I type this I'm sat in a Leopard print teddy which I've casually worn all day. I'm especially in love with these Leopard print boots I bought from Primark. I featured these on my Instagram here. Also read my post here about how I defined my style.


I've ended up there twice in two weeks and visited the same burger place Lyons Den, which I reviewed here. I need to go back for a proper day out because the shopping looks so good. 

Self Love

I'm my worst critic and I can be so hard on myself so I've been working on my self love over the last year. I even got a tattoo of a heart to remind myself to love myself. I wrote a post on Valentine's Day about just how important all love is. Read it here

Friday, 10 March 2017

15 Essentials I Cant Travel Without

I always come over prepared because I fear not having everything I need on me more than anything else. I live 4 hours away from my family so I find myself travelling quite a lot and today I find myself travelling once again for my dads birthday. Other than the usual on point outfits, make up, iPhone and deodorant I thought I'd share my other travel essentials;

1. Notepad and Pen- For my Bullet Journal

2. Magazine- Vogue for outfit inspo

3. Tablet for Reading Books- I would be lost without my Amazon Fire

4. Sunglasses, Gloves and an Umbrella- British weather though

5. Chewing Gum and Snacks- I'm not nice when I'm hangry

6. Water- Got to keep hydrated

7. Medications- Because I'm forgetful. Plus I always carry a form of pain relief because I'm a baby

8. Phone Charger and Headphones- Because iPhone batteries are balls and spotify is my therapy

9. Make Up Bag- Usually filled with 10 lipsticks, 1 tampon and Carmex because there's nothing worse than chapped lips

10. A Scarf- That doubles as a pillow on the train because I'll nap anywhere

11. This Works Pillow Spray- For getting to sleep in strange places

12. Hair Brush- Because my hair gets knotty AF

13. Tissues- Because my eyes and nose constantly stream and just in case the station toilets are all out

14. A Jumper- Always pack and extra one because I always get so cold and you may need extra pillows, see 10 for more details

15. And my Passport- because I carry it everywhere just in case one day I need to flee the country last minute

Bag: Primark, £14

Thursday, 9 March 2017

January to February's Instagram Outfits

Top Left: Top: H&M, Skirt: Zara, Top Right: Jumpsuit: Zara,
Bottom Left: Polo Neck: New Look, Pinafore: Zara, Bottom Right: Dress: ASOS

Top Left: Shirt: Topshop, Lace Body: Topshop, Top Right: Dress: Forever 21,
Bottom Left: Blouse: Topshop, Leggings: Topshop, Shoes: Primark

Left to Right: 1. Top: Topshop, Leggings: Topshop, 2. Sweatshirt: River Island, Jeans: River Island, Boots: Primark, 3. Lace Body: Missguided, Jeans: River Island, Boots: Miss Selfridge

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Happy International Women's Day

To any girl who's been told to smile when they're walking along minding their own business. To any female who gets paid less than their male counterparts for doing the same job. To any woman who when has shown any sign of emotion has had it suggested their on their period. To any female who's had a derogatory remark made about her for not being afraid to talk about sex or for being proud of her body. To any girl who's had a man touch her body unwarranted. To anyone woman who's been intimidated in the street by a group of males yelling at her in the street or beeping at her from their car/van. To anyone who's been made to feel their less important or ashamed of their gender. And most importantly to any females who stand up for themselves or stand up for other females, what they believe and who raise other women up. Happy International Women's Day

5 Ways You Can Define Your Style

I think defining fashion styles are often over complicated and a little misunderstood. But I believe that defining your personal style can help simplify things when shopping for new threads to add to your wardrobe and your understanding your personal style can help you reflect your personality through what you wear. Fashion has always been a way for centuries that humans have an outlet to have fun and show the world exactly what you're about.
There are so many different types of 'style' whether its classic, glamorous or bohemian. No individual is ever 100% one type. I think everyone is a little bit of a hybrid between two or three or more.
Over, probably, the last five years I've grown confident in my own style and develop ways of defining it and I thought I would share them;

1. Find Your Fashion Spirit Animals 

By now you either consciously or subconsciously have a few celebs/ friends/ social media influencers styles you have thought "Ooh I like the way that they dress". If you're really not sure browse a magazine or something like pinterest or Instagram and start screen shotting certain individuals looks you really are drawn to. I always end up searching hashtags such as #fashion and end up 4 hours later  in an Insta-hole. I keep an album on my phone to later look at when I'm trying to decide on outfits and need a little inspo.

My personal style icons are; Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Lily Melrose, Nicole Richie and Chrissy Teigen.

2. Label your Style with Key Words

Pick a few key words that represent for you what your personal style is. Mine used to be sophisticated, preppy and classic.
But lately I would say I'm more classic, chic, feminine with a little hoe. By that I mean I like uncluttered yet trendy, clean looks which is the classic/chic element.  And then I've been really drawn to light pinks and purples, lace and skirts which is the feminine element. And then the hoe is thigh high boots, shirts as dresses, lace up low cut tops and a little leather.

If its not as easy for you to pick words that do describe you, maybe start with words that don't. For instance I'm not loud, exotic or flamboyant. I'm never really drawn to bright patterns or colours. And if you're still unsure maybe ask a friend or family member what words they would use to describe how you dress.

3. Decide What Are Your Personal Wardrobe Staples

Look through your wardrobe. What items do you have a lot of. Do you have a thousand dresses or are you really into your jeans. Is there a particular colour you always buy because you know it flatters your skin tone or do you like the monochrome vibe. Do you wear more flats than heels. All of this will help you determine what you like and what you don't like. Find the things you like to wear and go with it.
Wardrobe staples will vary person to person. Personally mine are a pair of neutral coloured jeans (not blue or denim!), chelsea boots, a good quality leather jacket, a pencil skirt, a neutral coloured coat (not black), black leggings, oversized jumpers and shirt dresses.

4. Play To Your Strengths

We all have parts of our bodies we love and those parts we hate. For instance I like my long legs, but I hate my knees. So I try where possible to show my legs but not knees. So I like well fitted leggings, jeans or trousers or if I wear a skirt I wear tights or over the knee boots with it. Know what you like to accentuate on your body and go with it. Buy clothes that show of or accentuate those parts.

5. Stay True To Yourself

Whilst you may want to try a style because its cool or you think you should. If you know its not you, be confident with that and stay true to yourself. I would always encourage someone to try new things because you genuinely never know if something might suit you. I never thought I would like a sportier look but recently I've bought a few pieces that I love and I feel really comfortable in. I don't think you'll ever see me go out in a tracksuit, because thats not me but I will wear an Adidas oversized shirt with leggings and chelsea boots. Wear what you love and what makes you feel amazing in because like I said your style and fashion is all about you and your personality.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Review- Lyon's Den in Shrewsbury

Kind of spur of the moment, last week, me and my house mate decided to go to Shrewsbury for a pit stop. We were both starving so we quickly googled where was good to eat in Shrewsbury and Lyon's Den immediately came up as a great place to get a burger.
We easily found with the assistance of Google Maps, but then realised we could have actually taken a short cut and got there quicker but oh well. 

So we got there it was a Friday day time and miserable weather so they were very quiet but they were still super friendly and super attentive. I had the Shropshire burger and I think Jo had a bacon burger. We both had cheesy chilli chips with them which were gorgeous basically fries with beef chilli, jalepenos and cheese on. My Shropshire burger was incredible. Served on a brioche bun with the most gorgeous burger and blue cheese. 

I think food came to just over £30 for the two of us. They had loads of cool shakes I wanted to try but I was so full I don't think I could have had anything else. I am actually heading back to the Shropshire area this week, so I may have to stop in again as everything was so good the first visit. 

Monday, 6 March 2017

This Works- Sleep Pillow Spray Review

I dont have the easiest time with sleep. I love it a lot. I like naps in the day and I like long lie ins but getting to sleep and staying asleep has always been a problem of mine. I have suffered with sleep disorders such as insomnia and night terrors in the past and now I am a little more at ease with my sleeping life but I still struggle. 
I shared here a couple of things I've done to try and sleep a little easier. I tend to keep my phone away or at least on night mode, I like incense and candles as well as reading before bed.
I'm definitely a night owl and my energy comes just before bed and I usually work till late so unwinding is extremely important to me. I have tried lavender oils etc before and I liked how soothing they were. So I heard about This Works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray on Buzzfeed and as I tend to buy everything Buzzfeed tells me, I purchased it straight away. 
I then shared a picture of it on my Insta and saw that so many people were raving about it so I was super excited to try it. 
I sprayed a little on my pillow and bedding and firstly my cat stared at me pissed off, the way cats do if you spray anything they aren't a fan of. I fell to sleep about 11/12 feeling very calm and soothed. Usually I wake up a few times every couple of hours in the night but to my surprise I woke up once at 5am, which is so good for me and then I woke up just before my alarm was due at 8. I felt like I had slept so much better than I ever have. I didn't wake up tired or groggy like I usually do. I was ready to get on with the day. I can't wait to try it again tonight. I couldn't recommend this stuff enough. 

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