Ber in Edinburgh: Part One!

Ah Edinburgh, how I love thee. Last year, le boyf and I spent a magical few days in Scotland’s stunning capital, and we haven’t stopped talking about it since. Seriously, we fell in love with the city, and vowed we would return someday soon. So when Chris and I realised we were working a little…

Knackered, but I have biscuits.

I AM SO TIRED TODAY GUYS. You may have noticed I took a few days off there- I didn’t post anything from Tuesday until today, thus breaking the pretty consistent flow of writing I had going. There are a couple of reasons; firstly, I was away in Edinburgh last weekend (which I’ll be blogging about…

Small Book Haul!

Does one even “haul” books? Is this a thing? Well, I’m making it a thing, because if it isn’t already, it should be! As I sit here nibbling on some fig rolls, I’m silently scolding myself for spending more money on books- as if I didn’t already have enough– and metaphorically slapping myself on the…

Cruelty-Free Shampoo and Conditioner- YesTo Range!

Well hello gorgeous people! I’ve been making a conscious effort to buy more cruelty-free beauty products, which has been tough, let me tell you. Why is it so hard to be good?! While hunting down make up has been one challenge, finding a CF shampoo and conditioner was a different story altogether. Turns out those…

BOOK REVIEW: Everyday Sexism, by Laura Bates

Feminist. It’s become such a “bad” word, hasn’t it? You’re either praised and lifted up above all others for being liberal and awesome, or you’re branded a bra-burning nutter who ‘should get back in the kitchen lol’. There’s no middle ground, and among most people where I live, it’s seen as a dangerous, rebellious thing….

Admitting Defeat, or Taking Control?

*puts on glasses to look more serious* The past week has been a weird one, admittedly. It’s almost 8 months since I stopped getting CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) for OCD, and to be honest, life’s been pretty good. Yes, my OCD is still there, but it became small, and manageable. The ratio of bad to…

beauté- Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Review

Aside from books, lipstick is my downfall. I am a sucker for bright colours and pretty packaging. My Estée Lauder lipstick will forever and always be my all-time favourite, but I’m always on the lookout for a new lippies to add to my ever-expanding collection*. (*More like shrine at this stage, but we’ll move on.)…

My New Sunglasses!

Hi guys! I had the same, ratty old pair of sunglasses from Topshop for a while- they served me well while travelling around Budapest, Barcelona and Stockholm, but they were kind of falling apart. In fact, there were two main problems I could find with them: One of the legs kept falling off, and They…

BOOK REVIEW: Room, by Emma Donoghue

Honesty time- I am a picky reader. Or perhaps, it’d better to say I’m a “safe” reader. I tend to stick to the same genres over and over again, being “sure” that I’ll like the book “because it’ll be similar to that book.” But that’s no way to live! If genres are like ice cream…

Uncertainty: There’s a life beyond uni…

Cosied up in the corner of a local pub/restaurant in our town, sipping coffee (because what else does one drink in a pub?), my friend said something which really stuck with me: “This is such an exciting time in our lives!” I couldn’t help but smile and agree. Because while most people my age seem…

Tapas Night!

Hello my lovelies! I am very lucky to have some wonderful, fabulous girls in my life; back in the distillery, all of us got along so well, and even though many of us have come and gone, we all make an effort to stay in touch. My beautiful friend Rachel is heading off to Romania…

beauté: Coconut Oil as Make Up Remover-Worth The Hype?!

Halllllloooooooo lovely lads and lassies! Hope this post finds you well. Is it just me, or did the Internet World go a little bit CRAZY for coconut oil last year? All of a sudden, you were scum if you weren’t cooking with coconut oil; you were seriously uncool if you didn’t bake with coconut oil,…