Self Love 101: Valentines Day

Thursday, February 13, 2020

No matter if your in a relationship or not, self-love is really important and something we should all focus on all the time. I felt like it was appropriate to do a post as Valentine’s Day tomorrow, all around self love and care. 

Sometimes we get wrapped up in our lives and we tend to forget about ourselves which sounds super silly but it’s honestly so true. It’s important to look after our bodies and mind in order to live a fulfilled life and enjoy it to the fullest.

Why not make a cute list of all the things that make you happy and then pop them on pieces of paper in a jar. Then everyday pick a piece paper out and make it your priority to do that thing, such as “sing loudly in your car” or “go to the gym”. This will not only make you feel better but it’s a fun activity.

Another idea, along the jar theme, is to write little things that you love about yourself. I know it sounds silly but it’ll really cheer up when your feeling down. If you struggle to think of some reasons, why don’t you ask a couple of your friends or family to write a few ideas on paper so you get  compliments whenever you need them.

Pamper yourself girl, you deserve it! Honestly a full on pamper is the best thing ever. It makes you feel like a glam queen and like your ready to slay the day! Even if your having a galentines party or a valentines date, pampering yourself should definitely be on your list as it’s a massive pick me up. Shave your legs, do your hair and pop on a face mask. I promise it’ll make you feel like a boss ass bitch.

Buy yourself some flowers, no one needs a man or a friend to buy you these. Doesn’t have to be something expensive either, even daffodils can light up a room and make you smile.

A little takeaway is that we shouldn’t just do this on Valentine’s Day but regularly make sure we look after ourselves, so please use this post to inspire you to give yourself a pat on the back and a little bit of love!

All Things Good: January Faves!

Monday, February 10, 2020

I thought I’d round up a few of my favourite things I’ve been enjoying, now Jan is finally over... (i know this is late, but later is better than ever...).

Cosy Fave - Layering up

It’s definitely getting colder in London and I hate being cold. So to combat that I’ve been layering up a lot. Just by putting a t-shirt on under a jumper and leggings under trousers does make a massive difference. It’s also an excuse to bring out the fluffy socks and the big scarfs/hats. 

Dewy looks 

I recently started using a different foundation to my normal go to which is the Nars sheer glow.
I tried out my mums charlotte tilbury foundation "light wonder" and to say the least she isn’t getting it back, sorry... It’s a light consistency and blends on the face well and leaves my skin glowing with a hint of colour. I would really recommend you give this a try, it’s definitely a light/medium coverage but it’s buildable. 
Along with the makeup theme, I have also been loving not wearing highlighter in my daily routine. My go-to at the moment is the "Cheerleader" palette from Benefit. It has the famous Hoola and 2 different blushes which a mix together to get that perfect crisp wintery glow.

Nail polish 

Over the Christmas period, I had a lot of events on so I got acrylics so I didn’t have to worry about my clipped nails all the time. However, with a job that needs me to type everyday towards the end I got fed up of not being able type fast enough so I took them off. Now I’ve been TRYING to love my natural nails abit more and look after them so make them strong again. I've been loving Barry M Gel Nail Polish for a touch of colour.

Drinking more water

As January is the month of health and vegans by looks of things, one healthy habit I tried to be conscious of, was drinking more water. 
I have a cute water bottle which keeps my water nice and cold and I’ve been trying to drink at least 4 of them a day. It does make a massive difference to the way you feel and your skin feels. I feel more energetic and full. I can’t recommend it enough. If you struggle getting your 2 litres in, why not set some nice reminders on your phone throughout the day to drink more or get an app like plant nanny, which allows you to digitally grow cute plants as you drink more. 

River island perfume 

I got gifted a cute handbag size of the Paris perfume by River Island from a friend for my birthday and omg, it’s delicious. I am rubbish at describing perfumes but I am going to go and buy the full size today as I’m writing this.  It’s a light scent and not mega expensive so perfect for an everyday wear. (Retails at £14)

Edinburgh Travel Guide

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

I was surprised by my lovely boyfriend, for my 21st birthday I got to go to Edinburgh for a couple of days. Ever since I’d seen all of the pictures of cute tiny streets and incredible architecture, I was hooked. 

I did end up going to some amazing places so I thought I would put together a list of the places I absolutely loved and why. So if you ever plan a trip to Edinburgh this might help. 

Edinburgh Castle 

Edinburgh castle was beautiful. It’s was full of history and incredible views of Scotland. It’s almost like a town when you get into the castle  filled with lots of little museums which explain the history behind the castle. There is also a cafe there and I had a delicious cake and tea. 


I went to the Grassmarket on my last day and I wished I had gone there sooner. It’s filled with lovely independent shops and cute Harry Potter museums as JK Rowling got a lot of inspiration from Edinburgh. 
There were lots of small Scottish pubs around which were warm and homely. 

Royal mile 

The royal mile was amazing. It was lengthy road (a mile long) that runs all the way up to the castle. It was filled with amazing tourist shops and lots of cool restaurants/pubs. I was also lucky to hear the bagpipes which really made me feel like I was in Scotland. 

Camera Obsura and world of illusions. 

This was a last minute place we went into and turned out really fun and I recommend anyone goes there if you come to Edinburgh. It’s got incredible views of Edinburgh and a cool camera obsura show. It was a good laugh and definitely made my tummy turn at some points. 

Things to try whilst your in Edinburgh


The Scottish are famous for their whisky so we had to try some. As both my boyfriend and I aren’t the biggest fans of it anyways, ‘the Scottish whisky’ didn’t turn our heads. However if you do like whisky, there is a lot to try. 

Hot Toddy 

After googling what a hot toddy was, I thought it was really weird but still decided to give it a try and I kept seeing it all over the menus. For anyone who doesn’t know it’s a combination of  whisky, honey, lemon, herbs and spices, served hot. Smelt abit like medicine if I’m being honest, but definitely warmed me up as it was so cold outside. I probably wouldn’t jump out my way to have one again but I wasn’t bad. 

Edinburgh Gin 

I am a big lover of gin and the Edinburgh gin really hit the spot. They have a lot of different flavoured gins which all tasted delicious with tonic. I didn’t end up going to the distillery but next time I come up, I will definitely be going there. 


Do not google what is in this, just eat it! I actually really liked haggis but when you know what it’s made of, you could get put off slightly. I always think it’s super important to try things so I would definitely give it go!

I hope this gives you a round up of a few things to do in Edinburgh or inspires you to take a trip there yourself.

P.S wrap up warm and make sure you have an umbrella on you at all times.