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Book Review : What's a girl gotta do? by Holly Bourne

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This book is both entertaining and educational.


Before I get into this review I want to warn all of you that this blog post is not for people who turn their noses up at Feminism. And I do not mean that Extremist, men-hating feminism. This post is going to talk about the equality of both males and females. If you’re not into that, then click the ‘X’, or you could be a better person by reading this review, then reading the book and educating yourself.

About the TrilogyThe Spinster Club trilogy is a set of books that brings together the drama of teenage years, the reality of society, and fiction. Each book follows Evie, Amber and Lottie on their individual adventures, but highlights the support given by friends. The first book Am I Normal Yet? follows Evie on her journey of controlling her OCD, whilst How Hard Can Love Be? Is a story about how Amber found love for the first time. 

 What’s A Girl Gotta Do?  book is the third book in the Spinster Club trilogy. This time it is Lottie’s journey…

Lush Review : 2017 Christmas Exclusives

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I Have concluded that some of my bath bombs are on strike and have decided to not work properly.



 Golden Slumbers Bath Bomb

Golden Slumbers is exactly what its name says that it is. It is a gold coloured bath bomb, full of lavender oil, lavender absolute, chamomile oil and neroli. This concoction will life your mood right before making you want to doze off in your nice, warm bath. The Golden Slumbers bath bomb smells amazingly natural, and the scent persists throughout the dissolving and throughout your bath. It even stays on your skin after you exit your bath. Although the lavender is quite strong, the chamomile oil adds a hint of sweetness.

When this bath bomb first hits, it starts to begin to dissolve immediately. Although Golden Slumbers is meant to spread foam across the surface, my bath bomb sank to the bath and started fizzing out at the bottom of the bath. This did not affect the consistency of it dissolving. Meaning, it dissolved properly but, instead on the surface of the wat…

Rewatching films for a different perspective

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Re-watching movies as an adult changes your perspective than when you watch the movies as a child.

As part of my Nothing-Is-Going-To-Get-Me-Out-Of-My-Bed Day, I ended up watching a bunch of films that I had watched when I was younger and a lot less wiser. Re-watching these films made me realise messages in them that I had never noticed before as a child.
Hairspray

Fat Shaming is present when Tracy goes to audition to be on The Corny Collins show. As soon as Velma sees her, she is disgusted by the sight of her. When singing to Tracy, the girls on the show say “The show isn’t broadcast in cinemascope.” The problem of fat shaming is also portrayed when Tracy’s mother tells her husband that “TV people don’t pick people like Tracy,” whilst showing with her hands that she means that TV people don’t pick girls who are considered fat. When talking about Tracy possibly being Miss Teenage Hairspray, Amber whispers “You have to vote for a person, Corny, not one of the Himalayas.
Racism. The Corn…

2017 Completed

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Goodbye, 2017.

This year was probably one of the best years of my life. I am not joking. I have been through a lot of good things this year. I went out and got what I wanted. I have had a few boy related downs that I do not regret one bit. How can you regret a lesson? As part of my personal growth, I have reached a few minor achievements that sent me over the moon.
I managed to open a bottle of wine.This might be a simple task for many people, but for some reason I was always defeated by a bottle and its cork. But this year, I have successfully opened a bottle of wine. In fact, I did it multiple times. Unfortunately these occasions were for other people, and not opening wine for me. That's the waitress life.

 This girl sat with a plate full of sushi in front of her, and refused to eat it unless she could hold and lift it with chopsticks. My sushi went cold, but I succeeded.

 I have always lived a sheltered life where I always have someone, to some extent, taking care of me. So, I took…

Why they say that I was asking for it.

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Let me introduce you to V. 

V is a 31 year old man. He has a wife, and he has two kids. V comes from a country whose culture I don't understand.
When he first started working with us, I thought he was coming on too strong; like with his jokes and all. However, my friend told me that maybe that's their way of being friends. So, I let my guard down and allowed him to walk me home one night.
So far so good.
One day, a few days after my breakup, I find myself stranded in the town where my ex lived because my friend decided to ditch me last second. I was worried about being there alone, and I didn’t have time to go home and go back to work (since I worked in that town). So, I texted V because he had been telling me we should hang out outside of work.
We met at McDonald's because that is where I was sat. He sits directly next to me and starts to stroke my thigh. And being very dominant, and he was just not taking no for an answer. Luckily for me though, he didn't do anythin…

Lush Review : Experimenter Bath Bomb

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This one may have been a bad bomb.
The Experimenter bath bomb is one of the most talked about bath bomb on my social media, followed by the Intergalactic bath bomb. After seeing all the hype about it I just HAD to try it, but ,I must say, I was semi disappointed.
The exterior of this design will catch anyone's eye with its multicoloured facet and it's hexagon shape. These bright colours are - I guess- meant to indicate the bright coloured streak of water that will cover the surface of your bathtub once The Experimenter starts to dissolve. However, when it came to using my own Experimenter bath bomb, I found that the colours were not as vibrant as I had seen in other reviews. Instead, I got a few bright (ish) colours that immediately swirled together to create a murky grey colour. Was it just my bath bomb that did this or is it the intended outcome? I do have a hunch that mine dissolved rather quickly; therefore, ruining the slow effect of the colours streaming across the surfa…

Sometimes… I wish I wasn't considered attractive.

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The title of this post sounds like I'm about to go on a huge rant about all the guys wanting me.
*Queue OMG by Little Mix*
When I was younger, I was always jealous of my best friend because she used to have all of the attention from guys. She was never single. Everyone wanted her.
Then there was me suffering from Trichotillomania, having bald patches, and being considered ugly. I never got male attention when I was younger. I even used to post photos online of me with a wig as an attempt to get guys to notice me. My self-esteem was at an all-time low.
Flashforward 6 years…I have grown my hair. The simple fact that I have grown my hair meant that I had more self-esteem. I walked the streets with confidence, not with fear of judging eyes.
But being considered confident and beautiful by the society around meant that I got male attention. At first, I was over the moon- like I had achieved a goal. But to males that I got attention from, I wasn't beautiful. I was 'hot'. I wa…