Let's Talk: Anxiety&Panic Attacks

Friday, 30 June 2017

Quick note: if you hadn't guessed already by the post title, I'm discussing anxiety and panic attacks. If you're sensitive to it, you may not want to read. I should also warn you that this is a chunky paragraph-heavy post so grab a cuppa and get comfy.
It might sound ironic but I'm actually a private person so writing about something so personal and putting it out there for all to see is quite daunting. I want to post this though. I think it's a really important subject and I'm passionate about talking about things that are more of a taboo. It makes people feel more comfortable about being open.

A Magical Q&A For #HarryPotter20

Monday, 26 June 2017

20 years ago today the Harry Potter world was born. Can you believe that? The first instalment of the phenomenal series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was released on June 26th 1997. All day I've seen tweets, news segments, blogposts and photos on social media full of people uniting to celebrate the boy who lived.

Brand Closeup: Maybelline

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

I've been meaning to start these posts from the very beginning of the year when I made this blog. I knew that I wanted to publish posts that zoomed in on specific brands that I love so I could share a little info on them and present my most loved products they create. I'm not completely sure how many I'll do or how often but they'll predominantly be focusing on cosmetic products like makeup, hair etc.

Super Simple Victoria Sponge

Friday, 16 June 2017

When it comes to baking I'm not a professional by any means but I love the process and find it so therapeutic. That being said, I like the recipes to turn out right so the simpler the better. I usually play it safe and stick to recipes I know inside out. One that almost always works perfectly is a victoria sponge. There's not much room for error. So, here's the easy peasy recipe I like to use:

Marina Strolls

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

I'd much rather be writing posts and sharing photos from cool trips to Amsterdam or sunny holidays in Greece but I can't really see that happening any time soon. For now, I'll have to do with snapping photos of my stomping ground; Swansea. I won't lie, I often hear it being described as a shithole but I guess people either love the place they grew up in or can't wait to move away. I personally love it here and although not every square inch is pretty, I have a few places that I think are lush (and quite photogenic).

A Summer Lippy For If You Dislike Bright Colours

Friday, 9 June 2017

I don't know about you but I hate super bright lipsticks. I just can't pull them off. Any pretty pinks or garish corals just make me look like I've slathered on one of those horrible lipsticks from the makeup sets you'd get as a kid when you wanted to experiment with purple eyeshadows and nail glitter. I think I'll stick to the neutrals. I'm much more of a bold eyes subtle lip kind of girl. Is that a thing? 

Calm Cards For Serenity

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

I'm slightly unsure about how to structure this post to be honest with you. I'm not necessarily reviewing these so I don't actually have a clue where I'm going with this. It'll most likely be too long and rambly either way. I wanted to share these "School of Life Calm Cards For Serenity" with you and was going to just mention them briefly in a May favourites post but thought I'd rather just write an entire post about them. 

3 New Skincare Additions

Sunday, 4 June 2017

I don't usually like trying out new skincare products because my skin is uber sensitive so I tend to only really use the same ones that I know don't irritate it. That being said, I feel like I've finally got to grips with my skin type and can predict how certain products will make my skin react. I have certain brands that I know I can trust and I usually stick to them. After making quite a hefty superdrug order (why do they decide to have such good sales when I'm trying to save!!) I picked up a few things for my skin that I'd heard good things about.

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