THE BLONDE PRODUCTS THAT CHANGED MY HAIR


I never thought that a purple shampoo would make such a massive difference to my hair. Those with blonde coloured locks know how difficult it is to upkeep the bright light colour and banish yellow brassy tones. Trust me, when I say I've tried every brand hanging down Boots' haircare aisle that you can think of! Don't get me wrong, I don't want to be blinding blonde without it looking natural, but I just hate it when the colour is dull and lifeless. Besides from blogging, I actually work in the beauty business and I know what good hair looks like! This, my friends, is where Neal and Wolf, a luxury hair-care brand comes in....

PRETTY IN PINK | THE SHEIN SKIRT


I've been a fan of online shopping site Shein for quite some time now, their pieces are not only super affordable and always on trend, but they have trusted reviews from regular consumers, which in turn, makes it easier to buy from. I spent one Sunday afternoon browsing endlessly through its' crazy full pages, when I stumbled across this gorgeous pink midi skirt with a wrap tie waist. Perfect for the September transitional period, I whipped it into my basket before you could say sold....


REASONS WHY I'M EMBRACING THE FUTURE



I'll be the first to admit, looking to the future is damn scary. There's so much expectation upon our own millennial generation these days to have the perfect job, perfect relationship and to own a house by time you're 25. It's really stressful having so much placed upon your shoulders that it makes the future appear scary and unknown. I've decided to become more positive and start embracing my future, instead of cowering away from it. I don't have to be in the 'perfect situation' but as long as I'm happy, then I truly believe things will fall into place. Here's why I'm embracing the future....

WHY THIS COULD BE THE BEST SUMMER EVER



Imagine this. England win the world cup. Jack & Dani are crowned Love Island's power couple and the sizzling heatwave blows on until the end of August. What could be better? It's certainly shaping up to be the best Summer we've had in years, probably since our lad Dizzee Rascal dropped that holiday banger in '09 (the ultimate blast from the past). However, personally, this Summer has been an eye-opening one for me, so far anyway. I've never smiled so much or felt so free and confident within myself - so i'm going to let you in to my life like never before and see why this could be the best summer ever....

MY EXPERIENCE WITH SHEIN | THE PERFECT SUMMER DRESS?

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Hi lovelies, I'm back! This past month I've been bulk-buying summer holiday clothes (sorry mr. bank account) from the typical local high-street retailers to the online fashion empires offering promo codes left right and centre, I started to become a regular with the Hermes driver - not a moment to be proud of! But, I wanted to find something seriously eye-catching for my holiday and I wasn't ever really fully satisfied with my purchases. That is, until I came across the beauty that is Shein. Skeptical? Here's my honest review of the womens' clothing website that's taking over with its budget prices and on-trend pieces...

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF


It's so important to make time for yourself, life can easily get in the way from everyday stresses at work, to social pressures in friendship groups and even family issues. It's genuinely hard to keep everybody in your life happy and I've come to learn that it's utterly impossible. The reality is that you will not make every single person in your circles constantly happy in life, we just don't all humanly function like that. It's ok not to be sociable all the time and go out every single weekend to show your face. It's great having time for yourself, especially when it's been a long week. You may have read one of my older posts about dealing with anxiety here, which is a great reminder why it's important to not only stay positive, but to feel absolutely ok about having that all important 'you' time and escaping those every-day factors that can make life difficult. So - pop on Netflix, have a cup of tea and let me tell you why being a hermit sometimes is ok! 

MY FIRST TIME GETTING EYELASH EXTENSIONS | LASHED LEEDS


I decided to get my first eyelash extensions! After hearing about how amazing they were from colleagues at work, along with the thought of waking up in the morning looking fresh-faced - the idea of them had me instantly hooked. It was my first time having them done, so of course there were plenty of questions whizzing about in my head. I did my research and found that Pastille nail salon in Leeds had opened up a new sister eyelash bar, aptly named Lashed Leeds. 

THE LOST & FOUND LEEDS REVIEW


Last week I attended a special pre-opening event at the new Lost & Found restaurant in Leeds - I can tell you now that it was a wonderful experience. Ambient lighting, Georgian classic decor, amazing food and those dangerous kind of cocktails that taste just like fruit juice. Yeah - that's my kind of place! Here's what went down that night and what the brand new Lost & Found (Mr. Benedict Pike) at Leeds Club looks like... 

DECORATING MY HOME WITH DESENIO


Hello! I'm quite excited for this post, as I've realised I've never actually shown you guys what the inside of home looks like before - mainly because I felt it wasn't quite ready to show yet. I've been living in my little Leeds city centre flat for around a year now, and although it's not 100% complete I feel proud enough to reveal my living room space - with the help of Desenio! I've also got a special treat for you guys at the very end of this post - so keep your eyes peeled and (if you're on mobile) finger scrolling!


HOW I FEEL MOTIVATED | LEARNING TO STAY POSITIVE


January can be rough for everyone. Payday seems like a massive stretch after the expensive party season and I probably should have put down the 10th pig in blanket! It's difficult to find that motivation and keep hold of positivity into the New Year. I sometimes struggle to feel motivated from time to time, it can be from lack of sleep or purely from working too hard and trying to juggle everything at once. It's so important to look after yourself, as it can not only affect your mental wellbeing but even physical appearance. Dark circles and dull skin is not a great look for me! So I decided to pull my sleeves up and do something about it. Here's how I stay motivated and try be positive, even on the roughest of days....

MY NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS 2018


I can't quite believe that another year has come and gone. With 2018 rearing ahead, I decided to set myself some New Years resolutions (standard, I know) but these resolutions I want to take moving forward not only this year, but every year after. I personally feel like I'm still massively growing as a person - I don't even turn 23 until Feb - but all the while, every mistake I'm taking as a lesson, to let myself fall in love again and to treasure those people that stood by me in the darkest hours of 2017. These are the resolutions I want to try adhere to....