7 Things I’m Looking Forward to This Autumn

Ok, so it’s looking like a second nationwide lockdown is definitely on the cards and, I’m not gonna lie, the thought of that fills me with dread. I didn’t actually mind the first one, sure it was a bit stressful, especially homeschooling the children whilst working from home, but this time it’s autumn and autumn is a time of year I really struggle with. I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder...

A Fresh Take on Skincare

Features gifted items I’ve had a bit of a love hate relationship with my skin for as long as I can remember. I have combination skin, with some parts being oily and others being very dry, linked to my eczema. I always get a little nervous when trying out new skincare products as I don’t know how my skin will react to them. I was recently sent across some products...

Trying Out ModiBodi Period Pants

Features gifted items Since having Benjamin four years ago and having the mirena coil fitted, my periods have been quite light and manageable, which is a relief. I do, however, continue to bleed, which some women don’t with the coil fitted, and I’ve been looking at alternatives to using tampons and pads during my time of the month. I recently worked with Modibodi on an Instagram post, and was sent...

Learning to Love Myself

Sponsored Post For a long time, I’ve struggled with low self esteem and confidence issues. I have spoken before about my struggles with my mental health, having suffered with depression since the age of 12 and being diagnosed with anxiety four years ago. Turning thirty was a milestone for me. I was fed up of being so hard on myself and I started working on loving myself instead. Loving yourself...

Planning a Staycation in Bournemouth

This post is in collaboration with Hotels.com, but all views are my own. With restrictions being put in place, it can feel disheartening faced with the prospect of a second extended period at home. If you have had to cancel your holiday abroad this year, you may be looking into a staycation here in the UK as an alternative. Having lived in Bournemouth and the surrounding towns for over twenty...

What I’m Watching on Netflix – September 2020

I haven’t done one of these posts in awhile so I thought I’d share some of the shows that I’m watching on Netflix this September. These are all currently available to watch on Netflix, at the time of writing. Enjoy! The Fall It took me until the second episode to properly get into this series, but once I did, I was hooked. We’ve been limiting ourselves to one a night...

Living with an Addictive Personality

Along with anxiety, I also have an addictive personality. I wouldn’t say this negatively impacts my life, in the way that my anxiety has in the past, but it definitely shapes the way I go about my life. For as long as I can remember, I have become infatuated with a certain song, film or tv show very quickly. I make snap decisions and will either love something or hate...

Switching to Electric with the Fairywill E11 Toothbrush

Gifted item I’m embarrassed to admit that I have been using a manual toothbrush up until a few weeks ago. I actually have an old electric toothbrush but I never really got on with it, finding it big, bulky and annoying to have to charge so often. I was recently sent over the Fairywill E11 toothbrush to try out and it has been a total game changer. For a start,...