Current favourites [and the products they replace]

I vowed to abandon the monthly favourites posts when I revamped my content at the start of this year – it was too difficult to find 5 or 6 different products a month when I use the same stuff all the time. It didn’t help any spending bans and they…

current favourites

Feminist is not a dirty word

I’ve wanted to write a post like this for a long time, and I felt like there was no better week than the week that holds International Womens Day. I’ve held off writing this post because I’m not an expert on being a feminist, it’s never my goal to offend…

The Monthly Edit #1

All through last year I did month-by-month reflections, which I would use as a means of keeping track of what I did that month and that is basically it. I didn’t particularly enjoy writing them, I didn’t feel like they were of a high standard, but I had to keep…

When I was younger

When I was younger, I knew exactly what I wanted to be. I had a childhood dream and a vision of my life when I was older – I didn’t want to be an astronaut, I didn’t want to be famous, I just wanted to write books. I wanted to…

I am more than my skin

We grow up in an airbrushed world. Everyone is portrayed to be flawless in all senses, thanks to airbrushing. Growing up with acne and awful skin in this world is pretty damning on your self-esteem and your view of yourself. They say comparison is the thief of all joy, and…

Blogging & making friends

Making friends when you’re younger is easy – you both like the same flavour of popcorn so you’re instant, Step-Brothers-esque best friends. It’s a bit of a different story when you’re older and you need some new material because food just doesn’t cut it as a conversation starter anymore. I…

University wasn’t right for me, and that’s okay

I had an unremarkable childhood – it was normal, I went to primary school and I enjoyed it, I went to high school and I hated it. I assumed university was the next choice, as that’s just what’s done. You do the whole education thing and then, when you’re in…