2018: A Summary

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Ever since I started my blog, I have come to realise how bogus the whole ‘new year, new me’ theory is. if you want to change, or fix something, don’t wait until the end of the year to do so! Start at once! Which is why, like last year, I decided to add a sarcastic ‘new year, new me’ meme. So seriously, do NOT make it happen, guys.

But this post isn’t about that. This post is all about celebrating the good, bad and in-betweens of my crazy life, starting with…

  • E V E N T S

Let’s face it: the biggest event this year had to be appearing on TV, which I documented here. It was honestly the biggest thing I’d done in my entire life thanks to a dear friend of mine (Kelly, if you’re reading this, love you girl xxx). It’s even bigger than meeting the President at an event and giving a talk at University, and I hope things only get bigger from then.

I also saw the Kaiser Chiefs live with my sister. I’d been buzzing about the event since I bought the tickets. I was front and centre, sang at the top of my lungs to all the songs and even grabbed the singer’s hand at one point. Life. Made.

  • L O V E

Almost three years with the man I want to spend the rest of my life with ❤ I cannot wait to see what our future holds for us. He makes me comfortable being who I am, he never judges me and he always stuck with me even at my worst.

  • M Y  T O P  1 0  M O S T  L I K E D

Beauty Products I LOVED in 2017

My Journey to Alcohol Abstinence

Mazia’s Favourites Subscription Box – UNBOXING

REVIEW: Holler and Glow purrfect pedi Sock Mask

REVIEW: Charcoal Teeth Whitening 2/5

What I’ve Learnt during my First Year of Blogging

Why ‘Stand by Me’ is the best coming-of-age movie

BeYOUtiful – Week #17

August Favourites #8

Mental Health Stats

  • F U T U R E

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What does 2019 hold for me? Another year of ups and down, blogging events (please invite me, I get lonely!), new friends (talk to me, I get lonely about this too!), collaborations, wishlists, hauls, MEETING TOM HIDDLESTON, HARRY JUDD & JAY MCGUINESS, more education, more courses, more love, more hate, more loss.

You know, like every year.


With this, I bid this year farewell. You were a pain, but also a good kind of pain, you know? This is the last post for the year so I will see you all in 2019! Happy new year!

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Dim the Spotlight on… Karen Carpenter [#11]

THIS IS A NEW SERIES WHICH CONSISTS OF ME LOOKING BACK AT ARTISTS WE LOVE AND HAVE INFLUENCED US THAT IS UNFORTUNATELY NO LONGER ALIVE. THESE ARE PUBLIC FIGURES THAT WERE VERY OPEN/KNOWN FOR THEIR MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS, BOTH RUMOURED AND DIAGNOSED.

DISCLAIMER: THESE POSTS HAVE MENTIONS OF SUICIDE, DEATH, SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND/OR RAPE THROUGHOUT, SO VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

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Fall ’18 Trends I am Obsessed With

Greeting everyone, and welcome back to my blog! It has been a hot minute since I posted something that wasn’t part of a series. I have been quite preoccupied outside of the blogging-sphere, and needed a break. But I have some time off and decided to dedicate it to blogging, writing and researching for other blog posts.

This post is all about fall/winter 2018 trends that I am obsessed with. Hope you enjoy reading it! Let me know which your favourites are! Continue reading Fall ’18 Trends I am Obsessed With

BeYOUtiful – Week #38

A series on self-love and positivity that will take place every week. Here I will chronicle how my week went with a question asked on the journal I bought in summer 2017 from Paperchase, and a brief idea of what is planned in terms of the blog, which will be added/crossed out when done.

Hope you enjoy this series! Continue reading BeYOUtiful – Week #38

BeYOUtiful – Week #32

A series on self-love and positivity that will take place every week. Here I will chronicle how my week went with a question asked on the journal I bought in summer 2017 from Paperchase, and a brief idea of what is planned in terms of the blog, which will be added/crossed out when done.

Hope you enjoy this series! Continue reading BeYOUtiful – Week #32

Six-Month Roundup 2018 #1 [Jan-Jun]

Greetings everyone! For this post, as the title and banner both indicate, I will be doing a roundup of the first half of the year because can you actually believe we’re MORE than halfway through 2018?! I can’t for sure! So let’s take a look at the ups and downs in terms of my personal and blogging life…

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June Favourites #7

Introducing another one of my new series for 2018: monthly favourites! This is where I describe how my month went, kind of like how I did with my #ClaireNotes last year, but with more general things that you may know about! I hope you enjoy! Let me know what your favourites from June were!

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Zaful Wishlist #2: 4th Anniversary Special!

Greeting everyone! I hope you’re prepared for what’s about to happen in this post… another wishlist! This time, it is to celebrate Zaful‘s 4th Anniversary coming up very soon. And I’m super excited because they’re currently my go-to for fashion inspiration.

Continue reading Zaful Wishlist #2: 4th Anniversary Special!

BeYOUtiful – Week #19

Apologies for this being up late. On Saturday I had a family baptism and came back home super sick, and have been since Sunday so I took a small break to recover, but I’m okay now! So here is Week 19…


A series on self-love and positivity that will take place every Sunday. Here I will chronicle how my week went with a question asked on the journal I bought in summer 2017 from Paperchase, and a brief idea of what is planned for the upcoming month in terms of the blog, which will be added/removed when done.

Hope you enjoy this series!

Continue reading BeYOUtiful – Week #19