SLAY + We Are The Lost And Found || Book Reviews

Thursday, 12 September 2019

*Both books were gifted as ARCs by their respected publishers. All reviews are spoiler free.

TWO BOOKS TO ADD TO YOUR BOOKSHELF RIGHT NOW

Autumn is approaching my friends. The time of cosy candles, knitted jumpers and falling leaves is just around the corner and as well as being my favourite time of year, it's also the time so many incredible books are released. It always feels so satisfying reading a book in autumn, the setting is beautiful and it only seems right to quickly whip-up a hot chocolate and grab the next coming-of-age tale you can find. Thanks to some fab publishers, I was able to get a head start on the new releases for September and October (oh la la), including these two delightful young-adult novels: We Are The Lost And Found by Helene Dunbar and SLAY by Brittney Morris. And before we dive into full reviews of both books let me just say - these books are definitely going to be added to your shopping basket in the coming season. 

4 Easy Ways To Style A Graphic Tee

Saturday, 7 September 2019

*This post contains items gifted from Kinship Goods

In the world of interior design, styling refers to the finishing touches. Which accessories you've put where, what colours you've picked out - essentially how it all comes together through the smaller details. Fashion is just the same. Your sense of personal style is what you think looks good, how you put an outfit together and how you match this with that. One item I love to style is a graphic tee, there seems to be endless possibilities to how to style one and I'm going to show you four really simple ways to put together an outfit using a classic graphic tee.

Here's What 25 Young Women Think Of Modern Beauty Standards

Sunday, 1 September 2019

''I DON'T WANT THE NEXT GENERATIONS GROWING UP IN SUCH A TOXIC ENVIRONMENT WHERE SELF HATE IS ENCOURAGED.''

Plenty of things might come to mind when the word 'beauty' is mentioned. You might think of that golden glow of the sun as it sets in the evening, (apparently the perfect time to take selfies for Instagram) or the bright blue colour of the sea, (make sure to Snapchat a picture though.) You might think of Kylie Jenner or maybe your Mum, brother, pet goldfish or best friend. Whatever you think of this word, it is part of our daily vocabulary and is splattered across bus-stop adverts and throughout our Instagram feeds whether we know it or not. But what does it mean? What makes something beautiful, and seemingly in the modern world - what makes a person beautiful and why have our standards of what is beautiful changed so drastically? I asked twenty-five young women to try and find the answer.

Updating My Jewellery Collection || #MyAbelini

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

*This post contains gifted items from Abelini Jewellery

MY JEWELLERY COLLECTION IS BIGGER THAN YOUR FUTURE

When I was twelve I got my ears pierced for the first time and after having to get them traumatically re-pierced (don't ask), I began creating a jewellery collection for myself. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't until a few months ago that I become more of a 'jewellery person.' But I have realised my great love lay with huge, colourful and generally garish earrings that are often heavy and uncomfortable but looks bloody fabulous. Since purchasing my first pair of hoops (by, 'purchasing', I mean stealing from my Mum) my jewellery collection has grown and grown and now includes neon orange earrings, an elephant necklace and more recently two gorgeous rings from Abelini.

9 Ways To Join The Feminist Movement

Friday, 23 August 2019

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EASY-PEASY WAYS TO HELP A GENERATION OF PEOPLE OUT

Feminism is a verb and not a noun. It's also something that is constantly evolving and changing, and something that looks different everyday. I thought it was important to share how to actually help this big feminist wheel keep on turning (I feel a Tina Turner song coming on), because it's all well and good giving yourself the title of 'Feminist' or chucking it in your Instagram bio (along with a million other random things including #BeyonceIsBae), but like I said, it's a verb and not a noun. If you want to join the football team and be the star player, you might actually have to kick the ball around a bit.