DON'T CALL ME STUPID


Right now, you may be reading this on your phone waiting at a bus stop, or possibly on your laptop during a lunch break. To be honest, you’re probably reading this when you have something better you ought to get on with. But no matter where or how you're reading this, I bet you didn't even think about how great it was that you could take in every word with total ease and without any consideration.

HACKS TO MANAGE STRESS ACCORDING TO SCIENCE


With schools back and college & uni classes starting we prepare ourselves for a heck of a lot of stressful times that lie ahead.

Stress is an inevitable part of our lives, but being constantly stressed out isn’t. When you let stress take over, it throws you off track. The more stressed we are, the more vulnerable we could be. But the good new is, there are ways to cut your stress according to science. And you can’t argue with science right. 

NUTRIBUDDY: FIRST IMPRESSIONS *



After losing almost a stone when I went into hospital a few months ago, I have returned to my ‘standard weight’ plus a couple of extra pounds - weighing in at 8 stone 6. And with a bridesmaid dress to fit in in about 6 months it was perfect timing that I was sent the 14 Day Weight Loss Kit from NutriBuddy

THINGS YOU LEARN FROM HAVING A STRONG MUM


Growing up I never really watched superhero movies like Superman or Hulk. In fact I think the only actual one I recall ever watching was Wonder Woman. In my eyes as a child my mum was my wonder woman. The one person I could (and still can) go to for anything from a hug to advice. Anything. She has always been there for me. When you're raised by a strong, inspiring woman, there is no doubt that these things will, or already have happened to you.

ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO USE A BEAUTYBLENDER


If you haven't yet succumbed to the hype of the Beautyblender, you sure are about to. The egg shaped sponge is a must have tool of amateurs and professionals alike, and for good reason. Not only does it allow you to create a flawless base (it can honestly make your skin look airbrushed!) it has a heap of alternative uses as well. For example sucking up half the water down your toilet when you drop it in…thanks mum. But do you want to know how to get the most out of your Beautyblender? Of course you do! 

CONFIDENT SMILES WITH CB12 WHITE! *


Being an avid tea drinker and all, I am aware it takes a tole on my teeth. For that reason I have been on the hunt to find an affordable and safe product to prevent my teeth from discolouring and staining. That’s where CB12 White mouthwash comes in! 

GYPSY || MUSIC MONDAY


This weeks Music Monday is a song that I have really fallen in love with recently and is by a very well know international pop star.

MY FIRST VIDEO || Q&A


Fancy getting to know me a little better?

There is nothing I enjoy more than finding out new things about others, and no matter how well you may think you know someone, there are always surprises.

I decided that I would give YouTube a shot and answer some questions I’ve been asked over my social media channels in the style of a video.

THE SOUND OF SILENCE || MUSIC MONDAY



For this weeks Music Monday I bring you a song that I listen to every single day without fail.

THE INSIDE SCOOP OF LEAN GREENS *


Since coming out of hospital recovering from surgery, my diet has dramatically gone down hill - on doctors orders! No fruit or veg for quite a number of weeks post-opp. Most 18 year olds would be ecstatic to hear they are to avoid fruit and veg, but for me it’s a big part of my diet - especially since I am a vegetarian! 

SUNFLOWERS, THISTLES & LILIES, OH MY *


Just like most bloggers on the internet, I am a lover for live plants and fresh bouquets. They make perfect home decor and fantastic props in blog photographs.

But, there is something so exciting about receiving flowers in the post! Today I was sent a beautiful bouquet of flowers from OK Bouquet who are a online bouquet service who create natural, informal looking bouquets from seasonal flowers, bringing fresh market stall flowers to the online market.

JUST A DREAM || MUSIC MONDAY



With everything that has happened within 24 hours in Orlando, Florida, I am left with no words. We grieve the brutal murder of many innocent people. We pray for their families who are searching answers, yet are left with broken hearts. The death of Christina Grimmie, then those victims of the night club shooting out of an act of hate. It’s especially devastating for those who are apart of the LGBT* community for the nightclub is a place of empowerment and where people come together to speak their minds, and to support their civil rights. Regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation, this is an attack on not just the victims, nor just America, but the world as a whole. Not only that but it’s an attack on the fundamental values of life, equality, and dignity.

TOO YOUNG TO BE GONE || IN MEMORY OF CHRISTINA GRIMMIE


Today many of us woke up to the devastating news that Christina Grimmie passed away after being shot three times while signing autographs after her performance on Friday 10th June in Orlando, Florida.

MAGIC FAIR GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

source: lanyard media

Fancy winning a pair of tickets to the Edinburgh International Magic Festival? To celebrate the launch of MagicFair Lates, you have the chance to win a pair of tickets to the Edinburgh International Magic Festival. 

These tickets will get you and someone else…

MATCH YOUR EYELINER TO YOUR EYE SHAPE


When it comes to eyeliner, I’ve worn it everyday for the past five years. I don't even consider leaving the house without my wings on - eyeliner wings that is.

While there are no certain rules when it comes to eyeliner, like any other cosmetic, certain styles of liner suit different people. Do you envy someones black rimmed eyes but wonder why it doesn't quite hit the mark when you try to replicate it? You probably aren't choosing the best and most flattering style to go for. That is why I have put a simple guide together to help you discover what eyeliner style is best for you.

CREATIVITY


The life of a blogger is one I wouldn't trade for anything. It allows me to try new things, create new things every day, and do what I love to do. Sometimes thought, no matter how hard you try, the creative flow can sometimes get clogged up somewhere along the way to your brain. The truth is, it’s hard to be creative all the time. Sometimes you just want to push everything to the side, wish away the constant train of though, and do absolutely nothing. Being an Events Management student at university doesn't help either as sometimes your creativity is needed there.

ALL BAR ONE *


Lately I have been feeling quite stressed out with uni exams fast approaching so it was lovely to see an email from Frankie on behalf of All Bar One inviting me to go brunching. With brunch being my favourite meal, how could I say no? After all, brunch is always a good idea.

BEAUTY WITHOUT THE CRUELTY


How many times have you been told, “your skin is a sponge”? 
Take a moment to think about what you put on your body as much as what you put into it.

Wether you're a seasoned vegan or someone just looking to dip your toes into the pool of cruelty free living, swapping out some of your current cosmetics products for those of cruelty free can make a big impact for animals, the environment, and your body with very little effort.

1ST BASE - SATURATED COLOUR *


For the last couple of weeks or so I have been sitting biting my lips as I await the day I can share with you something exciting! 

WIND DOWN WITH THIS EVENING PLAYLIST



It’s Sunday, and Sunday evenings have a completely different vibe than the rest of the day. A Sunday evening is like a secret 8th day between Sunday and Monday. It's the time where the realisation of the week is over and you are soon about to step into a new one really kicks in. 

I WILL NOT "TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS"


Is it news to you that Instagram is set to change it’s feed layout from the current chronological order to more of a Facebook-esque priority queue based on your activity? Essentially Instagram is going to tailor your Instagram timeline to you individually, presenting the photos they think you will like most first.

Is the Instagram community happy with this? Not at all - even more so now as everyone is posting little annoying “Turn on Notifications” photos in the hopes that you won't miss their posts nor will they suffer from the change. However, do you really need to turn on Instagram notifications for those that you follow? 

SATURATED COLOUR SWATCHES


You may remember that almost a year ago I was sent a magical product from a new brand, Saturated Colour. Little did I know that from testing out that one product, they would grow to become one of my favourite brands!

JUST CAN'T HELP IT || MUSIC MONDAY

This week I bring you a song to help get rid of those Monday blues. Now, just to start off, I love this song as not only is it a fantastic one but it’s by one of my favourite artists;

Just Can’t Help It by Samuel Larsen ft. Ed Two

MIRACLE EYELASH GROWTH SERUM *


If you had the chance to get a part of your body enhanced without invasive surgery and no annoying, time consuming maintenance, as well as it being relatively cheap - would you?
I know what you are thinking...but you have it wrong. 

EVERY STORM (RUNS OUT OF RAIN) || #MUSICMONDAY


It’s the return of the beloved #MusicMonday
This week I bring you a much loved country chart topper from a few years back,


Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain) by Gary Allan.

RAINBOW CLUB, A FUNFAIR OF HEELS *


Classy, beautiful, and with a style to suit everyone, Rainbow Club are known for their stunning bridal shoes, but also have you covered for a special occasion you have set in your diary but don’t have the perfect shoes to match. Yet.

TED AND MUFFY *

In November an invite was sent my way from Ted and Muffy to an event to check out their latest winter boots, I practically said yes immediately! You might be more familiar with them under their old name, DUO, who impressed us bloggers last year at their A/W 2014 event. 

GOODBYE

2015. Wow, what a year!

I don't even know where to begin, but here it goes…
It’s only on reflection of the past 12 months, when you really sit down and think about it that you realise it may have possibly been one of the worst and best year of your life. I know that might sound odd and you may be asking “how could it have been the best AND worst?” but