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…

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…

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…

Here’s Everything I’ve Got My Eye On This Black Friday

I’ll be the first to admit that I always forget about Black Friday. Maybe it’s because the past couple of years I haven’t been in a strong enough financial position to go mad, or perhaps it’s due to the odd timing of the event, as Thanksgiving isn’t really a thing here in the UK. However this year I’m determined to…

A Year After Sobriety

This week marks a year since I started working on my relationship with alcohol. Before we launch into it: to confirm, I am not currently sober. I initially went sober for 100 days, and now do periods of sobriety to check in with myself and to confirm that I still feel in control of my drinking. I won’t lie, it…

I Don’t Know Who I Am And It Scares Me

Two Fridays ago, I was told that I wasn’t going to be working with a particular company. I’d spent the best part of three months meeting with them, sending over summaries of myself, trying to persuade them that I would be a good investment of their time over the next year at least. The lady I’d met with told me…

What Happened In October

Can you even believe that October has been and gone? We’re heading swiftly towards 2018 and every time I remember this I feel mildly panicked. Where did 2017 go?? It was a ridiculously busy year for self improvement so I kiiind of get how it’s flown by but that doesn’t excuse anything… My September self made an accurate prediction: October…