All posts tagged: life

So, it’s been a while…

Oh, hey there, stranger! I know I know, it’s been a while since we last chatted! Life has been busy lately and I just haven’t had the time to write a blog post 😦 please forgive me β™‘ Currently, I’m in bed watching 10 Things I Hate About You (best film ever, right?) and I suddenly felt inspired to write a blog post. So, after a few cups of coffee, I decided to write a post about my life lately, it’s definitely changed a little bit! Change #1 I have a degree! Which is kind of a big deal for me because I’ve wanted a degree pretty much my whole life πŸ˜‹ and it’s in my favourite subject – English Literature (I’m a bookworm!) Change #2 I have a job! So, I worked in retail for four years alongside school but recently I was lucky enough to get my first, ‘career-job’ and. it. feels goooood. I’ve been playing Independent Ladies by DC for a good few weeks πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ ‘I depend on me’ … πŸ’ƒπŸ½ Change …

21 things I’ve learned at 21

So, I turned 21 a couple of months ago meaning I’m now officially an adult so I need to sort my life out and that I can legally drink in America which came in handy when I went to NYC a few weeks ago 😝 Let’s be honest here though, I love having a drink. There’s nothing quite like being wine drunk on a Monday night with your best pals πŸ’ž I’ve been thinking about something to post for a few days, especially as I’ve had a huge loss of motivation because I’ve been really unwell, stressed with uni and just generally stuck in a bit of a rut, so I thought, why not write about some things that I’ve learned as I’ve moved from teen to adult? Keep reading πŸ‘‰πŸ½ 1. Sometimes you just have to cut people out of your life in order to progress 2. Getting a tattoo didn’t hurt half as much as I thought it would 3. Learning to be comfortable in your own skin is one of the most …

Being an Instagram Influencer… Is it all it’s Cracked up to be?

Blogging and Influencing are two ventures that seemingly go hand in hand, and though to many they seem like ‘dream jobs’ there’s a lot more than meets the eye and I’m definitely experiencing this first hand as I go along. Don’t get me wrong, I’m really grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to work with so many different companies in such a short amount of time, and even have a photo of mine used in VOGUE (I’m still in shock over that one)Β  but I’m quickly realising that the amount of effort required to be successful is next level. On top of this, my mindset has completely changed with regards to how I go about my life. Everyday activities like going for coffee or meeting up with friends can sometimes be tarnished by pressure to create content for both my blog and my Instagram, which is completely fine, but sometimes it can be really hard to create a balance between my personal life and social media, and I find that I can struggle to ‘switch …

Why Becoming A Vegetarian Changed My Life

Hey lovelies! Hope you’re well πŸ’“ Today I woke up and felt like writing a blog post about vegetarianism and my experience of it.  On New Year’s Day, it marked my fourth year of being a vegetarian and honestly, it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Although, it did take me a little while to commit to the lifestyle. Growing up, vegetarianism was a common thing in my house. My dad has been a vegetarian my whole life, so when I was growing up, I never saw being a vegetarian or eating vegetarian food as being strange because it was normal to me. Most nights my mum would make a vegetarian meal in the evening for everyone and so vegetarianism became a norm for me from a really young age.  I first gave vegetarianism a go when I was about 16 and lasted about 6 months and then I somehow managed up in McDonald’s buying a 20 box of chicken nuggets (it was all a bit of a blur) but it was something that …

πŸ’• Christmas Gift Guide πŸ’•

Hello everyone! Hope you’re well ✨ I’ve been so busy the past few weeks with university and the run up to Christmas so I’ve not had a lot of time to blog but I have the morning off so I thought I’d write a Christmas gift guide πŸŽ…πŸΌ (aka all the things I’m loving right now) So without further ado, here’s my Christmas Gift Guide, packed full of stuff I’m loving, gift ideas and everything guaranteed to make your favourite people smile.  1. CANDLES Right now, I’m loving this White Cardamom candle from Crabtree and Evelyn. It’s smells amazing and comes in the most beautiful packaging as you can see above. This candle is on the pricier side (currently retails at Β£42) so I feel like this would be something you would buy for someone who loves candles because it smells divine and the quality is incredible. Personally, I think this would be the perfect gift for a parent or best friend because it adds a touch of luxury and everyyyone loves a bit of that.  If …

Autumn Bedroom Ideas πŸ‚

Hello lovelies! How are you? I have a reading week in uni which basically means I’m about to spend the week watching stranger things and sleeping. Juuust kidding, I’m going to spend the week watching stranger things, sleeping and doing important uni work…probably. Yesterday, I decided to make a blog post all about how to make your room look cute on a budget! Now that it’s November it’s basically Christmas and there’s nothing nicer than coming home to a cosy room where you can snuggle up with a hot chocolate and watch *iconic* Christmas films like The Grinch. So, after thinking long and hard about how to transform my bedroom without spending too much money it finally hit me: PRIMARK. They do the most amazing homeware for the cheapest prices so I couldn’t help picking up some pillows and a fluffy throw whilst I was out shopping with one of my best friends the other day: I honestly can’t get over how SOFT they are. I love all things cosy and I’m obsessed with throws …

Autumn Playlist

AUTUMN. IS. HERE. Sorry, I felt the need to capitalise that statement because I’m *so* very excited about my favourite time of the year being in full swing. Sure, Halloween is over but that doesn’t mean the spooky celebrations have to stop. In fact, I’m about to go watch Hocus Pocus so spooky it up, folks! On the other hand, Christmas is next month so maybe get cosy and watch an iconic Christmas film like The Elf? I dont know, you do you.  Anyway, whilst we’re on the topic of Halloween I may aswell share a pic of my Halloween outfit (any excuse, right?) I spent a good deal of time planning my costume not to mention the dangers I experienced whilst getting ready! I literally got glitter in my eyes. Yep. I went as a devil, duh. OK I’m done! Let’s back to the actual topic of this blog: providing you with a fiyah Autumn playlist πŸ”₯ 1. DVSN – Don’t Choose 2. Mabel – Ivy 3. Krept & Konan – For Me 4. Tom Odell – …

My Final Year of Uni

Guys, I am SCARED to graduate and enter adult life. It seems like only yesterday I was sleeping in, watching too much tv and doing absolutely nothing with my life. Wait, that WAS yesterday. But still, you know what I mean. Life is about to hit me hard and honestly, I’m not ready for it. What I’m going to do with my life is a question that crosses my mind a million times a day yet I still manage to find new ways to avoid dealing with it (like spending 3 hours researching which new face mask to buy) … a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ My life might be a shambles, but I WILL have clear skin! Moving on, I have some big choices to make about my future which realistically should already be made but they’re not, and I’m ok with it. I don’t want to rush into something that I regret and I also want to spend a little time enjoying my life education free. In the words …