Lifestyle

All of my lifestyle blog posts… so basically everything!

5 Ways You Can Drastically Reduce Your Carbon Footprint This Year

Hi everyone, today I’ve got a guest post about 5 ways you can drastically reduce your carbon footprint this year – definitely worth a read! We need to take care of our planet, so please have a think about all these options, and make sure to share some of your own tips in the comments. I’ve been reading a lot recently about how we should all be using our blogging platforms and social media communities for good, so I’m really…

My 20 Favourite Blog Posts: 2014 to Now

How is it February already?! Scary. A few blogging gals I know have recommended updating old blog posts and re-sharing ‘evergreen’ content, so I’ve been going through some old posts, fixing broken links and updating some images – general admin shizzle. I’ve still got a long way to go, but today I’ve decided to share 20 of my all-time favourite blog posts, from a variety of categories, from 2014 to now. I found a cool photo frames mockup online, so I’ve…

Good Things That Happened in January

How on earth is it even 2017, let alone the end of January 2017?! Why does life fly by so quickly since I’ve come out of my teenage years? Scary stuff. Today I’ve decided to share a little list of good things that happened in January, amidst the stress of university life, trying to pay bills/rent, and struggling to cope with the fact that Donald Trump may destroy the planet. Here are some good things that happened to me in January…

Teatourist: The Ultimate Tea-Tasting Subscription

I love trying out all different kinds of tea: loose-leaf, rooibos, green, black, random flavours… you name it, I’m your gal. So when Teatourist* tweeted me asking if I’d like to try out one of their boxes with no strings attached, I couldn’t really say no – I’m a total tea fiend. Here I am writing a review on the blog, because I absolutely loved it, and I know a lot of you are tea addicts as well, so you might…

Cute Stickers from Etsy & Aliexpress

Good evening, today’s blog post is all about stickers, yay! Over the past few months I’ve been a little obsessed with my bullet journal and planner, so of course I’ve been collecting lots of cute stickers to decorate them with. I’ve been so late on the bandwagon with Etsy, but oh boy I went a little overboard. I uploaded a video sharing all of these sticker delights on my YouTube channel the other day, but I figured that I needed to…

Creativity Running Away From You? Go Out There And Catch It!

The majority of us would like to be creative. But, it’s not an easy goal to achieve. Whether you have a creative pursuit in mind or want to apply creativity to every day, it’s hard to know where to start. It’s a little like chasing the ever-elusive muse; she’s never there when you look for her. Even so, it’s easier to invite creativity to your life than you might think. You just need to commit to the search. Sitting around…

Hotel Schmotel! Cheap Alternatives For Holiday Accommodation

I’ve been trying to plan a little trip for myself and my boyfriend in the summer, perhaps Rome because he’s never been and I love it, or somewhere else in Europe that neither of us have visited, but travelling is so expensive! I’ve found so many cheap flights to European cities, but the overall expense of a hotel, food, and everything else makes it out of our reach. Today’s blog post is totally relevant to poor students like myself who…

Improving My Mental Health in 2017.

Enough of the ‘new year, new me’ bullshit. Stop blaming 2016 for all of your problems, hoping they’ll all just disappear in 2017. They won’t. You have to make 2017 your year, and no, I don’t mean by suddenly getting rid of all your things claiming to be ‘minimalist’, starting a YouTube channel just because everyone else is, or joining the gym for two weeks before giving up. I’m talking about long-term, achievable goals. My goals for 2017 are quite…

Uncommon Gifts from Uncommon Goods

After reading the title of this blog post, you’re probably thinking “Christmas has literally just happened, why are you thinking about gifts?!”. Well, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared, it’s around the time that us students get our finance for the semester, and… dare I say it… Valentine’s Day is in a month. AAH! Uncommon Goods* is a wonderful website that features unique home decor, gifts, and jewellery, from lots of small companies, many of which are handmade, recycled and…