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Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Let's all stop pretending cellulite isn't normal.

I am so done with seeing ads and marketing campaigns for products that will "get rid of your cellulite". Where has this concept come from that cellulite is something "bad", something that we shouldn't want to have? Everyone has it, it's not to do with the size we are or how fit we are - you'll often see lots of fitness influencers with the most insanely fit bodies talking about their cellulite, so why are we demonising it?


Monday, 12 August 2019

Ethique: planet-friendly beauty bars | gifted


Is anyone else feeling really guilty about their habits, particularly when it comes to their plastic consumption? Well recently I went along to the Holland & Barrett Press Day and learnt about all the new sustainable brands they are introducing into their stores, and since then I have been feeling incredibly awful about the amount of plastic waste I am generating on a day-to-day basis (through completely preventable things). 

I was lucky enough to meet a brand called Ethique whilst I was at the press day, and they have helped me to eliminate some plastic from my life through their incredible, innovative products.


I was drawn in by the fact that they are a zero-waste brand, meaning even the packaging that the product comes in is biodegradable and compostable. But after a bit of research I learnt so many more good things about the brand such as they only use plant-based ingredients like coconut oil and cocoa butter in their products, and the best thing - they don't test on animals.

Sunday, 2 June 2019

5 Days in Dubrovnik

As a big Game of Thrones fan Dubrovnik was very high on my list of places to go, mainly so I could recreate Cersei's walk of shame *just kidding - or am I...?*.  It definitely lived up to my expectations, so I thought I would put together a little Dubrovnik guide for those of you who are maybe thinking of heading there yourselves.

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Why you need to add straight leg jeans to your wardrobe

I've always found shopping for jeans extremely difficult and I'm sure I am not the only one! But, I have finally found a style of jeans that I am super comfortable in, and that I feel fit me and my style to a tea.

Up until the past year, you wouldn't have seen me dead in any jeans that weren't extra high waisted, super stretchy and very skinny, but your girl has massively branched out. Now, wearing anything remotely similar to the Topshop Joni jeans is out of my comfort zone and straight leg jeans are at the heart of it. Don't panic though, I definitely have not abandoned the high waisted style - I don't think I ever could! 



Sunday, 21 April 2019

Things you need to know before getting your first tattoo

It's been over 6 months since I visited the lovely Gee for my first tattoo, and I've been meaning to write this blog post ever since. It was the best thing I did in 2018, and my tattoo has massively improved my body confidence and honestly I can't see myself ever regretting it. There are some things however that I think are important to think about and to know before you get your first tattoo, so here goes!


Finding An Artist
Make sure you have found an artist whose work you really love and who you feel that you can trust. I found Gee's work on Instagram after she tattooed Suzie, and as soon as her books opened I knew immediately that I wanted her to tattoo me. Her work was dainty and exactly what I was after. 
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