All that is wrong with Khloé Kardashian’s latest campaign.

Upon keeping informed of news topics via the BBC news app, Khloé Kardashian’s campaign regarding her Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) appeared to be a topic of concern among the ‘top stories’ section of the news application. First of all it has frustrated me that a matter like this has made so much of an impact…

[Food Review]: Shake Shack.

Today I thought I would finally bring you a fairly overdue food/restaurant review of my beloved Shake Shack. Better late than never, right? The initial hype of Shake Shack may have faded, but evidently the popularity still remains with it’s frequent long lines of drooling customers no matter of the location. I have dined at…

TMI Tag.

The TMI Tag is all fun and games until you have read numerous answers to the same typical questions usually centred around relationships and recounts of getting into mischief with friends particularly during your school days. To avoid overly repeating myself or the common perspectives I have gathered a random allsortment of questions sourced from…

[Review]: the SAEM Eco Soul – Essence Cushion All Cover.

Since the end of last year, around the time of festivities, the Korean brand ‘the SAEM’ has had recurring price discounts of up to 50% across all of their products. I had never used any of their skincare of makeup products before so gathering an option of their cosmetics during their sale period seemed fitting….

Read with Coffee: Random chit-chat #2

Sunday has come around again causing my mind to reflect on this fading week. My quality of sleep has declined further with a new frustrating pattern of repeatedly not being able to fall asleep until 3 or 4am almost on consecutive nights. I know why, I currently have a lot of personal worries right now…

The British Tag.

It has come to my attention that ‘The British Tag’ question and answer style blog post has come into light again, around four years after the initial hype. As this tag makes an easy light hearted read I thought I’d jump on the same bandwagon by participating; I’m not entirely sure whether I have to…

10 Little Things That Can Brighten My Day (#3).

‘HICHEW’ ice-cream | If you are familiar with Japanese sweets Hichew chewy sweets/taffy were quite possibly the first Japanese sugary treats you came across. Luckily in Korea, a selected convenience store franchise sell grape flavoured Hichew ice-creams or ice-bars as the name implies. The outside layer of the ice-cream is a vibrant purple grape ice…

‘Inspirational’ Words on Social Media.

For as long as I can remember people have been sharing heartfelt quotes and motivating messages on social media. Most of these words take on a note formation: upholding a promoting positivity to anyone who maybe feeling a sense of depletion and negativity in general. The majority of these messages revolve around the themes of…

Looking Back at my Instagram Posts.

Instagram: for the longest time it was my favourite social media platform and still is to date. I believe I joined the photo sharing app in the Summer of 2013 when I was taking a well deserved break upon finishing Sixth Form College and preparing to delve into the world of work. It wasn’t until…

How to clean makeup sponges.

Anyone who relies on using a beauty blender or a sponge puff on a regular basis may have wondered “what is the best technique for cleaning makeup sponges?” For effectively cleaning cosmetic brushes it’s another story: there are plenty of brush washing devices on the market which allow you to thoroughly remove excess makeup between…

Life with a Kitten – Update.

Back in November of last year Aki came into our lives after deciding that having a pet would be beneficial for our mental health. If you would like to read how Aki came into our life you can refer back to Life with a Kitten. Closeness Since her introduction we have intensely bonded with her,…

March Wishlist.

Whether you are in touch with travel bloggers, creative writers or read beauty and lifestyle posts on a regular basis, most of us will have stumbled across some form of a Wishlist in one way or another. Generally I predominantly read other people’s wishlists with the singular purpose of being nosey: occasionally doing so will…

[Review]: Snow’ella – Zoella Beauty.

As I missed spending the Christmas just past with family, I have only just received my Christmas gifts which I didn’t expect to be presented with. Despite residing in the UK when Zoe Sugg (Zoella), one of the most popular beauty and lifestyle YouTubers, released her first and further beauty products in addition to home…

Buffets.

Who doesn’t love a buffet? Whether it be a wedding buffet or as a weekend treat, I’m certain that we can all recall stuffing ourselves to the brink of regrettably exceeding our limits. If I remember correctly the first buffet I attended as buffet, minus all the party spreads or ‘feasts’ was a local Chinese…

[Book Review]: The Little Book of Hygge – Meik Wiking.

More or less everyone active on social media, particularly sites which encourage us to live aesthetically pleasing lives, are familiar with ‘The Little Book of Hygge’. Aside from is compelling cover it discusses at topic which most of us outside of Denmark are uneducated in; so much so that ‘The Happiness Research Institute’, based in…

Another Tea Haul.

Asda – Rhubarb & Custard flavoured tea. Supermarket own brands of tea are usually limited to the basic varieties unless they have self-titled ‘finest’ or ‘luxury’ ranges. Evidently ‘Asda’ (- The name given to ‘Walmart’ stores in the UK) have produced a line of tea themed around sweet treats; one of which being inspired by…

London – Part 2.

Thursday 8th February I couldn’t go back home to South-east London without taking an afternoon trip to Central London. Within recent years exploring Central London has become mine and my brother’s preferred bonding time together and usually takes place during academic term holidays as opposed to weekends. Although my brother is three years my junior,…

Let’s be honest.

Trying to make a living from Blogging and self publication is a struggle. Across social media and skimming past various sponsored posts belonging to others is envious; some of us may have found ourselves in a rut questioning ‘why can’t I be successful too?’ For the most part, in my thought processes as least, earning…

Tea Haul.

Tea or coffee? – In my case I don’t need to hesitate to answer that question. I love a iced mild coffee, but tea comes first and foremost. With the complex blends and infusions that tea manufacturers produce it can take some pondering as to which tea to purchase. Which flavour combinations harmonise well? Honestly…

London – Part 1.

You may have, or most likely may not have noticed that I have been absent from my blog for a little over two weeks: reason being I was visiting family in London. I intended to upkeep my usual daily writing schedule but honestly I was too busy trying to overcome a few personal issues, bad…

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’s 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…