Contraception, of any form, has always been a pretty murky subject – rarely spoken about in depth, with the side effects often ignored and people being left in total darkness as to what is and should be ‘normal’. The conversation surrounding popular contraceptive methods, and most often, the pill, has been growing recently, as more and more choose to lead an artificial-hormone-free lifestyle. Having been on multiple pills from the relatively young age of thirteen, I wanted to shed some light on why I’m not the biggest fan, but why a hormone-free life just isn’t my cup of tea in all honesty..
Historically and in all honesty, my skin has never been amazing, and I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir in regards to skincare anyway. I’d always put my awful skin – read spotty, oily, uneven mess of a face – down to teenage hormones and puberty, before I realised that I’ve never been ‘the best’ at sticking to a skincare routine long enough for it to actually make any difference. Note to self – a face mask once every three weeks does not constitute a routine and will not fix all of your skincare woes, but my lesson has now well and truly been learnt. At the beginning of the year, I made it my New Year’s Resolution to create a skincare routine and ensure I implemented it every night, and along the way, I’ve discovered some great products that have made my skincare struggles almost nonexistent..
I feel like I haven’t written a ‘first impressions’ post in about a million years, but I actually earned some money this month, hallelujah, and decided to treat myself! Having been unemployed and ridiculously poor for the last few months, I’ve picked up very few new makeup pieces in that time because, priorities – so justifiably, I picked up a few more than I probably should have when payday finally came around, including some new in high-end pieces that I’ve been dying to try..
Inspired by the courage and strength of Just Jodes’ video on her mental health journey, I decided it was time to open up and get things off my chest. I’ve spoken before on my blog – to some extent – about my mental health and the struggles I’ve faced. I’ve never been ashamed to talk about it, but I wanted to be in a position where I felt comfortable and safe before I fully opened up and went into detail. I’m there now, I’m ready so I apologise in advance for the rambley post but it’s needed..
“This year is absolutely flying”, a comment I’ve read over and over again since the beginning of February. Are you sick of hearing it yet?! I feel like I was only writing my festive wish list a couple of weeks ago, and yet, here I am preparing for my 21st birthday, featuring yet another awfully put together graphic. I’ve been flooded with questions asking what I would like and while I’m notorious for never knowing, I actually have a full list of things that I really, really want this year – which is welcomed with open arms by my family who normally have no idea what to buy. My mum’s still a little shook that her ‘baby’ is going to be a fully-fledged adult, and if I’m honest, I am as well..