• Lifestyle

    Can You Trust A Blogger’s Integrity?

    Blogs were once only a hobby, but over the last few years they have evolved into careers. Not a week goes by when a blogger’s wage isn’t speculated on. I guess the interest is understandable given this is a relatively new industry to be involved in. You can’t miss the amount of bloggers you see front row at fashion week, who have partnerships with brands, beauty lines and even publishing deals. Is this where lines become blurred? Can you trust a bloggers integrity? Bloggers Integrity Rather than being the online diaries they once were, full of OOTD’s and reviews, blogs have become brands in their own right. More bloggers than…

  • Beauty,  Lifestyle

    The Beauty Benefits Of Silk Bedding

    The Beauty Benefits of Silk Bedding is a paid AD with Silk THX. I think that we can all agree that there is nothing like sleeping on fresh sheets. However, the ultimate luxury has to come from sleeping on silk bedding. A luxurious experience isn’t all that silk sheets have to offer, there are actually many health and beauty benefits of sleeping on silk. Benefits of Silk Bedding Reduces wrinkles If you think about it the only real fabric that touches your face for a prolonged period of time is your pillowcase. Silk pillowcases help your skin to retain its own moisture which keeps it soft and reduces lines and…

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    Make The Moment With American Express

    Sponsored post in collaboration with American Express®. Since I became self-employed nearly five years ago, I’ve become more conscious of where my money goes. Now it’s all about making my money go further, which is why American Express® Membership Rewards Points strike a chord with me – letting me earn points on everyday purchases and using them to pay off nearly anything on my statement. They’re only available on selected American Express Cards but they’re worth checking out. Self Employed Life I think when you’re self-employed it is particularly important that you make time to get out and about and see people, even if it’s just for a cup of tea or…

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    Why Dating Apps Aren’t For Me

    If you know me well you will probably be surprised to see me writing a post like this. It’s common knowledge that I like being single and I don’t see that changing anytime soon, for many reasons. I don’t have time for someone else in my life, my focus is elsewhere and I can’t be doing with the hassle. With all that said, curiosity does get the better of us and I wanted to see what the fuss is about when it comes to dating apps. Dating Apps I have always met people organically either through friends or on a night out etc. I feel like this doesn’t really happen…

  • Lifestyle

    Feeling Guilty About Wasting Time

    We are constantly bombarded by articles online on how to increase our productivity. It’s no wonder that we’re often left feeling guilty when we aren’t making use of every minute of the day. I feel like I’m wasting time if I’m not doing something productive like working on the blog or even cleaning the house. Wasting Time I often feel that if I’m not filling my day with productive tasks then I’m being lazy. If I have writer’s block or am struggling creatively to come up with new ideas I feel bad about myself. It doesn’t even matter if it’s the weekend. I hate feeling like I’m not going anything…

  • Beauty,  Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Clearing Out My Wardrobe With Mercari

    In the interests of being completely transparent I was paid by Mercari to try out their app. I have in no way been asked to promote them on my blog or on social media. I have chosen to blog about how I got on using the app because I thought you would find it useful. Mercari is an app that allows you to sell your unwanted clothes, beauty products, electronics etc. It’s free to download and doesn’t have the selling fees that you experience on other sites. This means you keep 100% of what you make. I feel like after Christmas is a good time for a clear out. Not…

  • Lifestyle

    Getting Ready For Christmas Day

    It feels like December has flown by and I can’t believe Christmas Day is tomorrow. I have spent the last few days preparing as I always host Christmas Dinner. Christmas Day Decorations Some people have their decorations up as soon as December strikes. I’m more of a week before Christmas kind of decorator. This year I think I did well and have the decorations up about 10 days before Christmas. It’s the first year I’ve had an artificial tree. My parents always had real trees and I have a little potted tree that I keep year round and bring it in just before Christmas. This year I thought I would…

  • Lifestyle

    Going Into The New Year With ‘The Secret’

    I think I’m a bit late to the party  when it comes to ‘The Secret’. I have tried reading it before but I thought I would try and take it a bit more seriously going into the new year. If you don’t know what it is I should probably explain first. The Secret The Secret works around the theory that everyone has the ability to create their own reality. The law of attraction says like attracts like, so when you think a thought, you are also attracting like thoughts to you. The book calls us ‘human transmission towers’ and we transmit a frequency with our thoughts. So basically the thoughts…

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    Being Single At Christmas

    I don’t really get why so many people stress about being single at Christmas. I guess you could also throw Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve into the mix. Some people really seem to be bothered by it. In the past I’ve written about being single at 30 which is an age most people have in their minds as when they want to be married or have a child by. I imagine if you don’t like being single, the onslaught of engagements around Christmas probably don’t make you feel any better. We are always led to believe that at this time of year you should be out doing things with someone…

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    The Most Stylish Christmas Movies

    There are a lot of films I watch purely for the clothing (like Adeline) and that also goes for Christmas films too. There are a few Christmas films I watch each year like a festive tradition. This week in the run up to Christmas I’m going to try and watch a different film each night. Stylish Christmas Movies Love Actually Love Actually is probably the ultimate holiday movie. I can’t believe it came out in 2003 and I’ve seen it nearly every Christmas since. If you haven’t ever seen it, where have you been? There’s absolutely no excuse now that Love Actually has come to Netflix. The Holiday The Holiday…