Wednesday, 17 October 2018

How to Design a Small Bathroom | Tips & Tricks

Exciting news! A couple of months ago I moved into my own flat for the very first time! I have always dreamed of having my own place, with lots of space for bookshelves, decorating it like Mindy Lahiri from The Mindy Project, but the reality of it is well... much smaller. As much as I love my tiny, little flat I've have had to get creative with space.

Today I've teamed up with Harrogate Bathrooms* to share some of my new found wisdom for making the most out of small bathrooms, but a lot of these tips can be great for maximising any room in your home. I'll be including lots of Pinspiration so feel free to Pin some of these ideas for later!


Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Birthday Trip to Brighton | Photo Diary

Ever since I moved to the South I’ve wanted to visit Brighton and I finally got the chance this week, in celebration of my 24th birthday. I honestly could’ve spent a whole week there, with all the things I wanted to do and places I wanted to see but with weather, time and money constraints we decided to keep our visit short and sweet.


Saturday, 3 March 2018

How To Be Champion by Sarah Millican | Review

Published by Trapeze 
Source: Own purchase. This is not a sponsored review
Genre: Autobiography & Memoirs
Themes: comedy, feminism, mental health, body image, self-help

Stepping into Sarah Millican’s How to Be Champion, I thought I’d find a kindred spirit. Bookish, Northern wallflower with a love of comedy? It was supposed to be a match made in heaven - but I quickly felt like an unwelcome reader. 


Friday, 2 March 2018

This Tiny Perfect World Interview with Lauren Gibaldi

Hello! Hope you all had a fab World Book Day. Here in the UK we're experiencing the dreaded Beast From the East but the snow wasn't enough to dampen my spirits, as I got to interview the lovely Lauren Gibaldi! Lauren regularly graces my feed with hilarious bookish humour and her latest novel This Tiny Perfect World is an absolute must-read.

I had the pleasure of chatting to Lauren about her inspirations behind This Tiny Perfect World and the importance of believing in yourself. Let’s dive in!

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover | Spoiler-Free Review

Published by Simon & Schuster 
Source: Audiobook via Audible. This is not a sponsored review
Genre: New Adult 
Themes: love, adoption, abuse, suicide 
My Age Rating: 18+

Synopsis: Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies. That's what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and uncanny ability to invoke feelings her she's never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past she wishes could just stay buried. 

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he's nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds out that Holder isn't all he's been claiming to be. When the secrets he's been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky's life will change forever. 

I’m so late to the Colleen Hoover party but boy am I making up for lost time. After already devouring two of her other novels, I sunk my teeth into the raw and raunchy Hopeless. I opted for the audiobook for a more immersive experience.

Hopeless juggles hard-to-stomach topics in a consciously sympathetic way; Colleen often skirts around issues such as suicide and abuse to avoid spelling out horrific details, showing sensitivity to real-life victims. Without personal experience, it’s hard to judge how appropriately these issues have been dealt with, but the right intentions are definitely there.

We are presented with an incredibly flawed and troubled cast, who you can’t help but love. Their feelings are a tangible, palpable thing dragging you in by the gut. There is no denying the unhealthy aspects to Sky and Holder’s relationship - yes, there’s problems, yes it’s messy but it’s REAL.

The ferocious intensity of Hopeless is certainly gripping but sometimes verges on self-indulgent with repetitive phrases, melodrama and exhaustive dialogue, in places. Nevertheless, none of this detracts from the artful narrative structure. Colleen repeatedly blindsides you with jaw-dropping plot twists that both satisfy and shatter your theories. She certainly knows how to tell a story and this one will leave you gasping for air.

An intensely moving, mature read - Hopeless gains 4.5 stars from me.

Are you a Colleen Hoover fan? What new-adult books would you recommend?

Tell me in the comments below


Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Most Anticipated Books of 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR! No you're not dreaming, I have written a new blog post. A new year has begun, a new Goodreads challenge is upon us, so I'm back with a list of all the new releases I can't wait to read. I have over 25 books to get through, so to keep things as short as possible I'll list them all by release date with a little synopsis and brief commentary. Feel free to skip to the bits you're interested in! (Btw can we just talk about how GORGEOUS all of these covers are. My bookshelves are about to get super pretty this year).

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Back to Uni Lookbook

As Summer fades to Autumn, the back to uni preparations begin. Picking out a new wardrobe always gets me excited for the upcoming semester and this year I headed straight to Ocean Retail Park* for some inspiration.

My love for pastel aesthetic and kawaii culture runs deep to my core, but when it comes to fashion I have a much more bohemian taste; think bell-sleeved tops, plenty of florals, earthy tones and floaty fabrics. I tend to keep accessories to a minimum, opting instead for statement shoes and bold prints for effortless style.
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