10 Little Things That Can Brighten My Day (#2).

Yoghurt Parfait|Currently, without me stating this, it’s evident that Acai bowls are the ‘new’ trend of social media particularly heightened in popularity over the course of Veganuary. As much as I love Acai bowls I prefer to keep things simplistic with a good old yoghurt parfait; usually I will just use some mixed frozen berries,…

Sunday.

As the anxiety sets in for travelling back to London alone on Thursday night, it was nice to escape the realism over the weekend. Entertainment Despite being unemployed it’s been quite some time since I kicked back, relaxed and watched an episode of a TV series. I’m very keen to start watching ‘Stranger Things’, however…

10 Little Things That Can Brighten My Day (#1).

Life changing experiences, special occasions and travelling between countries and continents are life’s highlights: that goes without saying. What about the days in between those moments? Simple things can make us happy too, however underrated. I think it’s important to express what brings a smile to our faces this way people can get to know…

Affordable Skincare Tools.

Whether you can’t fork out for luxurious, high tech skincare gadgets or if you are simply looking for cheap alternatives which are still beneficial for your skin; today’s post is a gathering of handy skincare tools which aim to polish, buff, exfoliate and soften skin. Some products even have qualities for assisting the recovering for…

An Inner Monologue.

Every negative and positive thought I had today, spilled out onto a page… I’m greedy, my physical form is unattractive; I shouldn’t have a proper meal today. I don’t deserve him. I’m useless. I’m happy here, with you. I’m not that bad of a cook after all, I keep making tasty pasta and chicken dishes….

OCD.

What is it like to have an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? I first realised that I had OCD when I was around 8 or 9 years young. I began to notice that I was overly paying attention to organisation, keeping myself too hygienic and constantly cleaning my surroundings. I thought it was normal to be over…

[Recipe]: ABC Pasta.

If you have clicked on this blog post in confusion, curiosity, accidentally or just hoping this is some kind of educational meal for young children. You have come to the wrong place. In other words ABC Pasta is a three ‘sauce’ pasta dish: Arrabiata Balsamic Carbonara/cream It’s another one of my 20 minute pasta dishes…

[Reviews]: Kbeauty – Base Makeup.

Second to lip products Korean Foundation cushions and BB creams are my preferred cosmetics in terms of interest. Despite not wearing much makeup, I have tried and tested a fair few Korean base makeup products: mainly thanking to all the free samples Korean stores give upon most purchases. For reference these products aren’t categorised into…

How to create a dewy makeup look with less makeup.

There isn’t a hidden secret to achieving a dewy, youthful makeup look without the need for numberous amounts of cosmetics. It’s all common sense. The key is layering skincare products rather than relying on primers, flash balms or highlighters. An ‘everyday’ dewy makeup routine like this is simplistic enough without being time consuming and is…

[Short Story Review]: The Apple Orchard – Veronica Henry.

Whilst searching for some free ebooks on the Kindle ebooks store via my tablet, I stumbled upon the works of Veronica Henry. Seemingly she has composed various average length novels as well as some short stories: all of which are themed around or based in natural settings (-coastlines and the countryside are just a few…

[Poem]: Untrustworthy.

I invested my trust in you, confined all in privacy with nowhere else to turn. You betrayed me, left in trepidation of the unknown. You apprised rumours, more rapidly than the waves of a stormy ocean can thrash. My eyes weld with tears, embarrassed to confess the taunting. With time we trod opposing paths, I…

Last Week Favourites.

Last week I wrote some fairly lengthy posts as well as highlighting some sensitive topics and serious issues. To begin this week on a fresh, light note I want to give you an easy read by sharing details of simplistic items which I enjoyed over the duration of the week just past. I hope everyone’s…

[Reviews]: Kbeauty – Lip Products Part 2.

If you would like to read the other half of this post which is the first of my Kbeauty review series you can simply find it here. Etude House – Rosy Tint Lips (06 English Garden): This was the only lip product I brought during my first experience of Korea, and you’ll soon discover why…

[Poem]: Revival. 

Slumped half between the blankets a flocculency that no longer provides comfort: a hindrance from suppressing restrictive emotions. A fleer is raised, soon to diminish upon inflicted thoughts. Over analysing every aspect whether immersed in twilight or sunrays they thrive and persist, until his hand settles on your shoulder. Finally revived by the soul who…

Daily Makeup Routine. 

I titled this as ‘daily’ makeup routine when rather it should be my ‘sometimes’ makeup routine as on average I only wear makeup twice a week. If you were hoping to learn how to accomplish an intricate elegant eyeshadow look then I’m afraid you have come to the wrong blog post. I literally never have…

You Failed To Teach Us. 

The Education System of the United Kingdom ranks as 6th best in the world. The statistics for reading, writing, Maths, Science and English are upheld to a reasonable standard; with less children and young adults finishing their education as illiterate than in previous decades. Not only do pupils continue to thrive in academic subjects, we…

Seoul Food.

Food has become a consistent topic on my blog. I have discussed the foods I have eaten in reacounts of my daily life and outings, as well as occasional taste experiences abroad plus numerous recipes. However until now I haven’t given the names of many of the restaurants and fast food joints I have enjoyed…

[Mental Health]: Calm Kit. 

When reading about how people manage their mental health or how to cope with the general stresses of life I began to contemplate my own methods. When adopting these coping mechanisms I seemingly chose them subconsciously without neccassarily pondering why I did so; which I suppose is a good aspect a it means I didn’t…

My Long Haul Flight Essentials.

The first flight I ever took was of April last year. It was a long haul flight from England to South Korea; and I was well prepared considering my close family members had never been on a flight themselves in order to be able to give me advice for this independent travel experience. Only problem…

[Recipe]: Vegetarian – Napoli e crema fusilli. 

It has become apparent that I have accumulated more jars than neccassary of premade pasta sauces as well as already opened cartons of cream and basic vegetables. In the attempt to put my ingredients hoarding to beneficial use, I made a simple pasta dish that one takes 15 minutes to prepare. If you have jumped…

10 ‘Must try’ Skincare Products that are £10 or Less!

Just when I thought I had recently written enough posts regarding skincare to keep readers busy or bored for the duration of the year, I realised there are plenty more tips and suggestions I can share. Afterall, new products are always being released and the only way to fulfil my skincare addiction without neccassarily making…

My Night Time Routine – Pampering Edition. 

The Night Time Routine is one of the most enjoyable anticipated parts of a day for me; whether it takes five minutes long or is an hour full of relaxation. I don’t have the best memory, although I am almost certain that I haven’t dedicated an entire blog post to my Night Time Routine prior…

5 Tips for Oily Sensitive Skin During Winter.

For most parts of the world January-February or even early March brings harsher weather than that of the last months of the previous year. As someone who as been opting and experimenting with skincare for Oily Sensitive skincare since the age of twelve, I have come across a few tips to maintaining skin’s health and…

12 Must Try Dishes From Around the World.

From the ‘foodtography’ featured in the majority of my blog posts, you have possibly determined that I eat more ‘cultural’ foods rather than British Dishes and it’s been this way even before I moved abroad. There are still countless dishes and types of cuisine I haven’t delved into as of yet, so with a little…

[Reviews]: Kbeauty – Lip Products Part 1.

Now you may be wondering (-or not, fair enough you are entitled to your option), what is all the hype concerning Korean beauty and skincare products? Well to state simply there are several benefits to Korean cosmetics and self-care products: If you can buy Kbeauty products directly from or in Korea, they’re cheap or mostly…

Body Shaming. 

Social media platforms are simultaneously the blessing and the curse of this decade: bringing people from all corners of the world together over common aspects, whilst being a factor contributing to issues which young and vulnerable people suffer from today. I want to make this absolutely clear: I am not saying that social media and…

[Recipes]: 2 Flavourful Salads. 

There’s no need to dread eating salads with these two recipes, which additionally allow you to have make multiple bowls of salad packed with flavour just as a single store brought salad bowl provides. First up is ‘Honey Mustard, Ham, Egg, and Baby Potato Salad’. Ingredients (serves 2-3): New Potatoes peeled or with the peel…

[Recipe]: Vegetarian Feta, Avacado and Courgette Cous Cous. 

To deter away from only sharing recipes which are usually hearty overfilling dishes, I thought I would share a light satisfying Cous Cous recipe with you. It takes only 15-20 minutes, with Cous Cous prepared beforehand. Ingredients: A small courgette/zucchini Regular Cous Cous Feta cubes Half of an Avacado Fresh coriander leaves Half of a…

A Little ‘Under the Weather’. 

Having a cold by no means is the end of the world, there’s plenty of people worse off who we should consider when inflicted with such illnesses. When not feeling my usual self, I tend to get on with whichever my daily tasks are even if I have to take a few shattered breaks. The…

My Healthy Eating Choices Plan.

Evidently the title of this post doesn’t feature the word ‘diet’; I prefer not to use this term due to the fact that there’s a major stigma that diets are about starving or depriving our bodies of certain food groups. I haven’t adopted the ‘veganuary’ trend of this new year nor a vegetarian lifestyle. Simply…

[Recipe]: Chilli Beef Egg Fried Rice.

Let’s say for instance you have some left over beef from a roast dinner or another dish that requires small cuts of beef, and you also need to use up some eggs before their consumable date expires. Almost everyone has rice, chilli powder and soy sauce in their kitchen storage; so the only ingredients you…

[Food]: 20 British Dishes – Part 2.

As indicated in the title of this post, this is a continuation from 10 British Dishes – Part 1 More puddings: Eton mess – Assumably this Summertime dessert came about from the annual cricket matches played on the grounds of Harrow School (- a prestigious independent boarding school for boys, founded in 1572). Eton mess…

[Food]: 20 British Dishes – Part 1.

I’m returning with another food related post (-someone help me). In homage of the series I seem to have unintentionally begun on my blog, starting with 25 Korean Dishes, I thought it would only be appropriate to form a list of 20 British Dishes in two parts. British cuisine may be less flavourful or unique…

[Food]: 25 Korean Dishes. 

By no means am I an expert when it comes to Korean cuisine: I simply haven’t digested enough of it yet – luckily. Despite regularly rotating between my most favourite Korean dishes I believe I have tried enough or am aware of plenty of traditional and modern Korean meals to comply a list. If you…

[South Korea]: A Guide of Places to Visit. 

Yesterday evening I composed a pole on one of my social media accounts to determine which post write today. By demand, 56% of voters preferred that I delicate a post to ‘places to visit in South Korea’. Quite some time ago I wrote a similar post about London, feel free too take a peek: Since…

[Recipe]: Sundubu-jjigae (순두부찌개). 

Sundubu-jjigae is a Korean spicy soft tofu stew that can either be vegetarian or more commonly consist of seafood and meat. The word ‘jjigae’ literally is given to any traditional Korean dish that has a stew or soup. As this cuisine mainly consists of vegetables and tofu, it is a filling healthy meal perfect for…

My Bucket List – Part 2. 

This post is a continuation from My Bucket List – Part 1 Experiment more with cooking. Despite my longlasting love of cooking and food, it wasn’t until a little over a year ago that I rekindled my regular practice of cooking since ending my catering course in my final years of secondary school/high school. I particularly…

[Poem]: In Hope.

It feels as if you’re gradually falling; as you ponder every detail, every moment all within in few minutes but repetitively. Your head whirls & aches from the tears or constant thoughts. You anticipate the ceasing of the sunlight, for the darkness can bring silence; yet knowing well that the night could also hinder the…

My Bucket List – Part 1. 

Shamefully I haven’t written a bucket list post before, nor have I fully composed one in my head. All in the consideration of the new year, which has rapidly approached, and resolutions that usually come along with this time of year, I thought it would be perfect timing for finally creating a bucket list for…