Featured Amongst the Influencers?

This will be a super short post, but yes this happened!

LookVine asked me – yep, this small blogger right here! – to be featured on their blog. Obviously I accepted on the spot, because opportunities like this do not just happen to me.

Click here for the full article.

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Does this make me an influencer now?!

I hope this will lead to many more collaborations with this website. Watch this space!

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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!

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Second Year of Blogging: The Brutal Truth

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This is a post on my second blogiversary. Simple? Well literally speaking yes, but the backstory is a tad bit more complex than that. But let’s not get into that just yet. Last year, I had lots of ideas round this time – my first blogiversary – and wrote two posts about the celebration: My 1st Year of Blogging in Numbers and What I’ve Learnt during my First Year of Blogging. It was, for me, all sunshine and rainbows because look for far I’d come! From very few views to hundreds of them every month!

This year round, I decided to take a slightly different route.

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Marzia’s Sweet Box – UNBOXING #2

Happy February, my loves! Today I came home from work with a package awaiting me, and I thought what better way to start off the month of love than with an unboxing?! The package I received is Marzia‘s Sweet Box. As you know, she is my absolute favourite blogger EVER. If you would like to subscribe to the quarterly subscription box, click here. To check out the preview of the box, click here.

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2018 New Year’s Resolutions for Bloggers

Happy new year 2018! I hope you had a year full of love, peace and life lessons. If you’re a blogger reading this, then this post is for you as you can tell from the title. Along with you all, I will be following these resolutions, so let’s work together to make 2018 more interesting for our readers and followers, and successful for us personally 🙂

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Cosy night in: The 10 essentials!

Sometimes after work or a day out in the cold, all you want to do is jump into your bed, under the fleecy blankets and duvet cover with a glass of wine or a mug of tea! Having a cosy night in is almost as good, so here are a few things to make your lazy evening so much more comforting.

#1 A mug of hot chocolate

It can only be the best hot chocolate, so grab yourself a tub of Cadbury’s, you can even make your own with melted chocolate or chocolate milk! Top with giant marshmallows and a flake or some grated milk chocolate. If you’re really making an evening of it, add a dash (or two) of Baileys or Cointreau to warm yourself up!

#2 A movie to get lost in

It can be whatever genre you want – pick a movie that you love or one you’ve been meaning to see for ages but never had time to watch. Keep updated on nice movies to watch during this winter season, such as Christmas movies for example!

#3 The cosiest, softest, warmest knitted jumper

You know the one. It sits in the back of your wardrobe in spring and summer, waiting patiently for the cold so that you can take it out again, pull it over your head and hug it tight. It’s probably a bit big for you so you can pull it over your knees and also wear other jumpers underneath (Do you do that? Or am I the only one?? Let me know!)

#4 Light up the night with fairy lights

Forget the main light in your room that glares in every direction, opt for something softer and more ambient. Fairy lights are my favourite; they can be bought cheaply online or in pretty much any store around this time of year. Hang them around the mantle piece to make the room feel just a little bit magical. I have cute butterfly fairy lights which I got from New Look last Christmas (and I am currently biting my tongue to avoid singing the song).

#5 Make your house smell like freshly baked gingerbread…

Or cotton sheets, just-picked cherries… the list is endless! A few scented tea lights dotted around the room or on top of a fireplace can give you just enough light and fill the air with your favourite smells. You could use aromatic candles if you really want to de-stress and relax.

#6 Cloud-like cushions to sink into

You can’t have a cozy night in without being super comfortable. Grab a few large cushions to arrange around you, lay back and relax into them (with your hot chocolate and laptop – you don’t want to get up after you’ve squished down!). You’re never too old to make a fort either!

#7 Something to flick through

Sometimes, we just need to get away from the screens we spend so most of our time looking at and indulge in something with actual pages. Grab a couple of magazines on your way home from work, or look for that new book you bought so long ago it probably can’t be described as new anymore, and believe me, they are a LOT for me.

#8 Feast away

You need some treats to hand for the evening. They don’t have to be unhealthy; a simple chicken or lentils soup could be just what you need after a long day at work, or perhaps some dip will give you the extra vitamins you need to fight off your cold that won’t disappear. I will be doing some sweet and savoury recipes to try this festive season soon, so watch this space!

#9 Serene sounds

Add some background noise to your evening – Spotify is brilliant for this as you can use the radio function and discover a new song or artist you haven’t heard before. I would go with an acoustic sound – it’s completely up to you! you can also create a playlist with your favourite wind-down songs such as the likes of Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran!

#10 A person

It could be your boyfriend, best friend, sister or brother – having someone to share your cosy night with can make it so much more enjoyable. Invite your whole group of friends over, or put your feet up with your furry flatmate (your cat or dog, not the mouldy cheese in your fridge!).

What else would you have on your list for a perfect night in?

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