Monday, 24 July 2017

The Pros and Cons of Living Alone

It's been nearly ten months since I uprooted my life; leaving my family home in Staffordshire for my little flat in Newcastle. Living alone has been a huge learning curve for me and while it's tough at times, I've never been so liberated. I felt slightly isolated at first due to the fact I'd moved to a new city where I had no friends or family, but I soon came to realise what a luxury it can be to live alone and my flat has now become my little sanctuary! Here are a few things I've discovered on my journey as an independent woman (ha, cringe)...

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

My Current Skincare Routine

While I've always loved make-up, skincare isn't something I ever took seriously until recently. My routine once consisted of a quick once over with make-up wipes/micellar water, followed by a slathering of whatever cream I had at hand. However, in recent years I've come to realise that good quality skincare is the foundation of a flawless complexion (along with water... lots of water!) and ever since I started investing in my routine, my make-up has sat better and lasted so much longer. While I can still be a little lax at times, I've finally found a series of products that work really well for me. Here's what I use:

Disclaimer: My skin is normal to dry and prone to hormonal acne.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

My Rhinoplasty Experience

In October 2016 I did something I've wanted to do for as long as I can remember: I got a nose job.

Unless you know me personally or we're friends on Facebook, you probably weren't aware. I kept quiet about it on my blog, mostly because I wanted to heal completely before I spoke truthfully about my experience. I was also a little reluctant to share my story with strangers as I know some people feel very strongly about plastic surgery. However, I can wholeheartedly say that it is the best thing I have ever done - I'm over the moon with the results and the difference in my self esteem is astonishing. Despite feeling slightly nervous about writing this at first, I've been eager to share my journey with you all... after all, blog posts like this were a massive help for me when I was conducting my research.

Monday, 3 July 2017

My Favourite Lines in Literature

I recently came across an article on BuzzFeed titled "37 of the Most Heartbreakingly Beautiful Lines in Literature" and felt inspired. As a hopeless romantic and huge lover of books, nothing tugs at my heartstrings quite like a powerful quote. For today's post I thought I'd share some of my own personal favourites:

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Nipple Piercing: Process, Pain and Aftercare

This post is quite personal and a little different to what I'd usually feature on my blog - as I'm sure you've gathered from the title, it's all about my piercing. Before I went ahead and made the decision to have my nipple done, I did a lot of research on other people's experiences and today I thought I'd write about my own.