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

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 pick a couple of things up, so here’s a rundown…

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A Year After Sobriety

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 feels absolutely unreal writing that down – if you’d told…

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

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 that while she really liked me, the company needed to…

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What Happened In October

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 was a good month. I’ve been especially happy these past…

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Working For Myself: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Working For Myself: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

As it’s nearly Halloween, let’s talk about something scary: the post-graduation fear of finding regular employment. I certainly had my fair share of nightmares in the months leading up to my dissertation hand-in, and many centred on how the heck I was going to find a company who wanted to employ someone who’s skillset was not even remotely connected to their degree. Social media content production for an African history…

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