During December, Boots UK ran a 12 days of Christmas campaign on their Instagram page. As part of this, one of the prizes was the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect makeup collection. On a bit of a whim, and with no expectations, I liked the post and commented that I would love to win this for my Mum. Around a week or so later, I got a notification from Boots that I had in fact won the prize!
This week, I completed my second and final week of jury service. For those who aren’t aware, jury service here in the UK requires you to go to court and form part of a 12 person jury to hear and try cases. As someone who is fascinated by crime documentaries, and has studied aspects of criminology and forensic psychology, I was really quite excited to have been selected.
Many of you will soon be returning back to university after a (hopefully) very relaxing Christmas break. The dread will soon kick in, the panic about graduate life will start and you will realise it’s all coming to an end sooner than you would like it to. The period from January to the end of my degree went quicker than any other semester, and looking back, I could have done and seen and experienced so much more. So, I am writing this in the hope that it helps you, that it inspires you to go out and try new things, because it’s really never too late.
As the New Year approaches, everyone’s minds tend to wander towards what we can do in 2018 to improve ourselves and our lives. Rather than resolutions, I like to set myself goals of things to accomplish and set targets of places I want to be.
For those who do not know, #MeToo was (and still is) a social movement that became associated with the Harvey Weinstein assault allegations that emerged recently. Originally started 10 years go by activist Tarana Burke, #MeToo aims to raise awareness of the magnitude of the problem of sexual harassment, assault and rape among both men and women. The phrase recently came to light due to actress Alyssa Milano tweeting “if you’ve been sexually harasses or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet’. This tweet currently as just over 25,000 retweets, 53,500 likes and 68,000 replies.
It seems almost like criteria that at some point, every blogger must do a post on Lush products! I’m all aboard the stereotype train as I adore Lush and have been buying their products for years. This mini review is going to feature a handful of products that I have in my cupboards, some of which are seasonal so may not be around when you read this! Let’s get going shall we?
‘Hit The Ground Running’ is released not long after the best-selling singer songwriter celebrated the 10 year anniversary of his debut album ‘Hand Built By Robots’. The celebration featured a visually spectacular play through of the album from Faulkner’s studio and home, really connecting with the audience that has stood strong beside him for the last decade.
It’s something that has been said to me a lot recently and got me thinking. The phrase “you’re shy aren’t you?” I’ve been pretty shy for most of my life, which can make navigating the adult work pretty tricky. For me, simple tasks like answering the phone can feel like diffusing a bomb. Being introduced … Continue reading Shyness Is My New Superpower
I’m officially one week into being a ‘real adult’ and I’m so happy to tell you guys I’m having an amazing time. Don’t get me wrong, I’m permanently exhausted and working full-time is going to take a lot of adjusting to, but I’m seriously enjoying it. My first step onto my career path involves me … Continue reading My First Week In My New Job
As you may know, I have recently finished university for good and have now moved back in with my parents. To begin with, it was really calming to be back and have time to myself as final year had been quite stressful for me, but now I am finding myself stuck in this ‘post university- … Continue reading Post-University Limbo: “So What’s Next?”