Self Care In An Age Of “Fuck It, I’m Fine”

Self Care In An Age Of “Fuck It, I’m Fine”

I’m going to write some phrases and I want you to ask yourself if you relate to them. “So much of my energy goes on thinking about the next thing; what’s on the horizon and how to get there.” “I spend so much time working that I find it hard to make time for non-work socialising, and daily tasks like laundry fall off the end of my to do list.”…

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The Podcasts I Can’t Get Enough Of

The Podcasts I Can’t Get Enough Of

It probably wont come as a surprise to you, but I love a good podcast. I’ll admit; when we came up with the idea for Banging Book Club, I wasn’t really into them. Once we’d recorded a couple of episodes, however, I figured it was probably best to have a proper look at what we were getting ourselves into. Serial became my gateway drug, and from there I’ve been getting…

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To Move Or Not To Move: Feeling Anxious About Change

To Move Or Not To Move: Feeling Anxious About Change

I’ve been living in London for getting on to five years. The first year was spent in halls, desperately trying to balance food purchases and nights out on my student loan, all interspersed with standing in pissed-in lifts and finding live mice in the cooker of our Zone 1 flatshare. Year Two’s accommodation was a beautiful but freezing cold Victorian home between Archway and Finsbury Park, where we would sit…

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Winter Lipstick Update

Winter Lipstick Update

Hello, my name’s Lucy and I’m a lipstick addict. Give me all the colours, all the textures, all the time, please. I want to try every single one. Winter is difficult for lips, though. They get dry and chapped, sore to the touch and holding all applied product in their harsh crevices. It’s not a good look. But why is it that in winter, the main beauty product that excites…

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I’m Not Your Classic Blogger And I’m Cool With That

I’m Not Your Classic Blogger And I’m Cool With That

An email landed in my inbox a couple of weeks ago with a brief for a campaign attached. They wanted the influencers, including me, to make a video in which they show themselves potentially in gym gear, with natural hair and makeup and “well kept, elegant nails.” Now I’m not sure about your reaction, but when I read this my mind instantly jumped to the classic blogger images you see…

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I Got A Record Player And Here Are The Essential Albums I Need To Play On It

I Got A Record Player And Here Are The Essential Albums I Need To Play On It

This Christmas, I was kindly gifted a record player. I was over the moon; I’ve wanted a record player for the past couple of years but its always felt like an unnecessary purchase when I have Spotify and Apple Music at the tip of my cursor. For a recent graduate, it felt like an indulgence. However, times are a-changing around here and now I have one, I’m using it every…

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Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

2017 was a wild year. Whilst I had many wonderful experiences, (like I can’t shit on a year in which I met Kehlani and went to a Star Wars premiere,) it didn’t come without it’s challenges. As much as I enjoyed all the 2017 recaps on my friends’ instagram stories, I didn’t really have much to say myself, and as cliche as it sounds, I was just grateful to be happy,…

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The Products That Have Saved My Dry Skin This Winter

The Products That Have Saved My Dry Skin This Winter

Winter has officially arrived in London, and with it has come my least favourite annual visitor: excema. Over the past couple of years the condition that led to many Oilatum baths in my childhood has reared it’s head once more and seems to be here to stay, much to my frustration. I spend my days uncomfortable in my clothes, having to slather on E45 morning and night to stop me…

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I Didn’t Like Taylor Swift Until Reputation

I Didn’t Like Taylor Swift Until Reputation

I wont lie, I’ve never been a fan of Taylor Swift. I’ve always fallen prey to her critics, feeling frustrated at the apparent crimes she’s committed against feminism and artistic integrity. I didn’t have the patience to lend my ear to every person I knew who thought she was a messiah of womanhood, to hear out their argument as to why she’s so iconic in contrast to the type of…

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Five Things My Mum Taught Me About Beauty

Five Things My Mum Taught Me About Beauty

I’ve been into makeup and skincare since my teenage years. I loved going into Boots and scouring the brightly lit shelves with foundations, mascaras and nail polishes neatly arranged in plastic casing, making mental lists of which product to buy when I got my pocket money. When I couldn’t afford the Dream Matte Mousse or MaxFactor False Lash Effect that I desired, I would scour my parents’ bathroom cabinet for…

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