Three Pieces of Advice I’d Give my Younger Self

If you’re on any form of social media, it’s likely that you’ve seen the 10 year challenge floating around. The challenge seems to be the highlight of our social feeds at the moment. Whether you’re showing one of the most embarrassing pictures of yourself from 10 years ago or reminiscing on how good you looked, it’s definitely an interesting topic. In 2009, I was eleven years old. I was just starting to go through puberty and it was around this time I also started to feel insecure about my appearance. You can read more about that in a post I…
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A Look into 2019: My Hopes and Expectations

I’m not going to lie, I’ve been absolutely dreading 2019. For me, 2019 is going to be a year filled with change and uncertainty. It’s the year I graduate from uni and get my first proper job. It’s also the year I’ll move out of my university accommodation and (fingers crossed) into a place of my own. I know many of you will be reading this thinking ‘what the hell is she taking about? That sounds so exciting!’ And yes, it is. In a way, I am extremely hopeful and excited for what this year may bring. On the other…
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Black History Month | My Experience Growing Up Black in a White Area

Race isn’t something I’ve talked about a lot here, although it is a topic I really enjoy writing about and base a lot of my university work around as a journalism student. Today, I want to share a little bit about my experience as a mixed (black and white) woman growing up in the United Kingdom. More specifically, growing up in a predominantly white area. In my twenty years of living, I’ve learnt a lot about race. I know what it feels like to not belong. I know what it feels like to want to change yourself. And I know…
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Why I Started Blogging

This month marks the two year anniversary since I starting my blog. So much has happened over the past two years and I can honestly say that this blog is the best decision I’ve ever made! What started off as a little uni/passion project has grown into something I could never have imagined. Of course my blog is still small and I have a long way to go, but when I first started this website I never imagined I’d be getting the amazing opportunities I have today. When I tell people I run a lifestyle blog, I’m often questioned on…
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Autumn Fashion with Adexe London

A watch is an essential accessory every woman should own. Not only do they compliment every outfit, they’re also a practically accessory you can use everyday. Wearing a watch is so much easier than pulling your phone out of your bag every time you need to know the time (and if you’re like me, you’ll have to repeat this process two of three times because you didn’t actually pay attention the first time). I was lucky enough to be gifted the most beautiful watch from one of my favourite brands, Adexe London. I got to pick whichever watch I wanted,…
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Brunch at Feya

Situated in the heart of London, Feya is host to some of the most Instagram-worthy foods and interiors. Decorated with marble elements, pink plush chairs, blossom and butterflies, Feya is a pastel heaven (and the ultimate blogger spot).  This little cafe only opened a couple of months ago, but it has already taken over Instagram! Being compared to cafe’s such as Peggy Porschen, Saint Aymes and Elan, Feya has already taken London by storm.  When I arrived, I was slightly taken aback by how small it was inside, although I think this adds to the cosy atmosphere. It’s like a…
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The Importance of Staying True To Yourself

“I can’t think of a better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself” – Emma Stone It’s something we all want to say we’re doing, but the truth is that staying true to yourself is incredibly difficult. It’s something that requires a lot of integrity and self-acceptance, not to mention a hell of a lot of ambition! The journey towards self-acceptance is an extremely long and difficult challenge, although it’s one that’s necessary in the search for true happiness. This is the hardest lesson I’ve ever had to learn, and it’s taken me over twenty years to…
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The Perfect Foundation: Fenty Beauty

I’ve been searching for the ‘perfect’ foundation since I began wearing makeup. I don’t even want to think about the amount of different foundations I’ve gone through over the years. The problem is, none of them ever seemed to work for me. Most of them would give me the coverage I needed, but they all seemed to make my face look quite dry come the end of the day.
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Blogging For Beginners: How To Launch Your Blog

Last week I received an email from a reader, who explained to me how she’s been wanting to start her own blog for a while now but couldn’t figure out how to do it. She asked me if I could create a post on the steps I took to launch my blog and tips I would give to beginner bloggers. I absolutely loved the idea so I’ve gathered my top seven tips on how to get started with blogging. Before I actually created my blog, I’d been thinking about it for over a year. I made multiple attempts at blogging…
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GIRL TALK: Dealing With Periods

image from Pinterest Periods. Nobody likes them but everybody gets them. They’re just something that, unfortunately for us girls, we have to deal with. I’ve decided to talk about periods and answer a few of the questions that young girls might have who are about to, or have just started their periods. This post is also for parents who might need a bit of extra help when their daughter starts asking questions. WHAT IS A PERIOD? Starting your period means that your body is finally mature enough to have a baby. They occur every month, when the lining of your…
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3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting University

In about a months time, teenagers all over the world will be getting ready to start university. For many, this will mean moving across the country (or even the world) and into somewhere completely new. Although this is extremely exciting, I know how nerve-wracking and scary the whole process can be. Before I moved into halls, I was so nervous I was actually dreading the moment we arrived. What if I didn’t like my flatmates? What if I didn’t meet anyone? Would I have to attend freshers events on my own? Thoughts like these are all too common and it’s…
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5 Beauty Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Let’s face it; no one’s perfect when it comes to make up. I know I’m guilty of a few bad makeup decisions, just as everyone else is. Here are some of the most common beauty mistakes and how to prevent them. 1. Applying Foundation to a Dry Face. There’s nothing worse than applying foundation straight onto a naked face. This tends to leave your foundation looking dry and patchy. Moisturising your face and applying a thin layer of primer can make all the difference; believe me. It wasn’t until recently that I started making sure I at least moisturised my…
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Summer Makeup Tips

Summer is great, but maybe not when it comes to wearing makeup. It often tends to to end up looking sticky and cakey and because of this, many girls prefer to go makeup-free. If you still prefer to wear makeup over the summer, you can follow some of these tips to help prevent your makeup looking cakey and create a more natural look. 1. ONLY USE A LIGHT LAYER OF FOUNDATION Some people prefer to use BB creams or tinted moisturiser, which are a lot lighter than foundation, but I find that they don’t give me enough coverage, so just…
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Dear White People…

Based on the film of the same title released in 2014, Dear White People is a Netflix original series that follows a group of black students attending a predominantly white Ivy-League University in America. It successfully tackles a number of social issues, including racism, homophobia and police brutality, and it does so brilliantly. Before the show was even released, it received a lot of criticism from people claiming the trailer was offensive and “anti-white”. Dear White People is not racist, nor is it prejudice. Logan Browning, who plays Samantha White, advises people to “watch the first episode. In the first seven minutes, anything you…
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My Body, My Choice: Why I’m Pro-Choice

Trump is only a matter of days into his presidency and has already made some extremely controversial changes, angering many across the world. One of these, is the reversal of the abortion policy. This means that federal money will no longer be sent to international groups to perform or provide information about abortions. In defence of this decision, his press secretary claimed that Trump “wants to stand up for all Americans, including the unborn”. The picture that surfaced was of Trump sat at a table surrounded by a group of male politicians. They appear to be signing a paper. We have…
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