5 Feminist Reads To Pick Up This Autumn

Monday, 4 November 2019


 
*This post contains gifted items from Rhimani

A FEMINIST BOOKSHELF

The evenings are getting dark and dreary, the air is tinged with frost and the leaves are fading to orange. Autumn has arrived here in England and the long, dark evening have finally given me the perfect excuse to wade through everything on my list on Netflix. I'm glad to inform you that I've made excellent progress with Jane The Virgin, finished Fresh Meat for the third time and have watched a hell-of-a-lot-of films. But the eerie evenings have also given me a chance to sit under a big blanket and read so much more too, so here are some of my favourite feminist reads that I've been reading and re-reading alongside my usual (fairly trashy) young adult fiction.

How To Instantly Elevate Any Outfit

Saturday, 19 October 2019



*This post contains gifted items from Loopy London

BRING YOUR LOOK TO THE NEXT LEVEL (ooh la la)

A few months ago I completely lost interest in fashion and everything related to it. I wore the same few outfits over and over, I didn't like the process of creating looks and I certainly didn't want to do any shopping. Everybody knows that feeling of being stuck in a bit of a style rut. It happens to all of us at some point and is what writer's block is to an author - it happens and can be overcome with a few easy tricks. Thankfully, you've got me to help you climb out of the style rut and elevate your mundane, simple outfits to a new level, (aren't you lucky?).

How I Thrive On Stress (& Why Being Calm Is Overrated)

Tuesday, 24 September 2019


LET ME PUT IT THIS WAY - LAZY SUNDAYS ARE NOT MY THING

If watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend obsessively for years has taught me anything - it's that you should never run over your ex-boyfriends-new-girlfriends cat. Oh, and that life makes no narrative sense whatsoever. In books, movies and media there is a clear narrative that is carefully crafted for the characters, they start here end there and every decision they make, makes perfect sense. Real life is nothing like that - people are impulsive, strange and don't fit into one 'category'. So, I'm just letting you know that in a few days time when I get unnecessarily stressed about something fairly ridiculous, I might look back on this post and want to scream - but right now it makes sense to type out everything I'm about to. Apologies to my future, stressed self.

Autumn Beauty Picks 2019

Wednesday, 18 September 2019




*This post contains gifted items from Skinspace.

HERE ARE SOME CLASSY BEAUTY PRODUCTS YOU'RE GOING TO LOOOVE

Blimey it's been a hot minute before I shared some of my new favourite beauty products with you (I know how much you've been struggling without these posts), Every season the beauty industry releases a whole heap of new products and I'm not going to lie - I hate putting away my summery beauty bits-and-bobs. I will always find myself reaching for some of them now and again, because who doesn't love a shimmery bronzer? Anyway, I'm finally starting to switch up my beauty routine (well, 'routine' makes it sounds like I know what I'm doing, really I just use whatever I feel like) and have found some cracking new skincare products that you need to know about. So I'm going to tell you all about them - lucky you.

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.