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Mental Health

What To Expect When Sitting Your Driving Test For The First Time

Guys I did it- I passed my driving test; first time! Its actually been a month to the day since I passed and it still hasn’t sunk in that I can actually drive now! Probably because I can’t afford a car or insurance and won’t be able to any time soon, so it doesn’t feel like anything’s really changed. Still it’s a big thing for me; I come from a poor family and neither my parents or grandparents can drive, so cars haven’t really been a part of my life until very recently. As I wrote about in  ...

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Lifestyle

How I Got Over 1,000 Views On My Blog This Month

So this month my blog has had nearly 1,500 views; I can’t believe I’ve actually just typed that! Sure it was a goal for this year to increase my views, but I never thought I would actually hit 1000 this year. I made the move to self hosted back in January and I can honestly say it was the best thing I’ve done for my blog. Before I moved over I was averaging on around 160/200 views a month and no matter how much promotion I did, I couldn’t get that number to rise. Before going self hosted I  ...

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Lifestyle

Caring For A New Piercing And Tips Before You Get One

So I finally did what I’ve been saying I want to do for years- I got my nose pierced! I also got my Helix (top of the ear) done at the same time as my piercer has a 2 for £20 deal on at the moment and it would have cost £15 just for one! We originally went up so that my mum could get both her Daiths pierced. I asked if they worked in my Goodbye September post and a lot of people said it had worked for them so she decided to give it a try. For those of you who aren’t piercing savvy, it’s the  ...

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Mental Health

What’s In My Period Survival Kit #TalkingPeriods

While periods are a natural part of life, they can be pretty shit at times. Cramps from hell, mood swings, breakouts and low mood can all result in you dreading your period tuning up. Although the alternative isn’t exactly appealing to me either! I’m like a Sim a lot of the time- if I want to cheer myself up, I treat myself to something new or something I love. It can literally be something as small as a bar of chocolate or a new lip liner! So for days when I’m curled up  ...

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Mental Health

The Weirdest Thing About My Period #TalkingPeriods

I had my first period on the 6th September 2006, when I was 12 years old. Don’t even ask why I still remember the date, I’m just cool like that! I really struggled with my period through school: they were really irregular, could be heavy and painful one month then light and pain free the next. I underestimated my flow and ruined a nice pair of pants so many times that I just took to wearing my “period pants” constantly while at school. One thing that was always  ...

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Mental Health

Not Everyone Enjoys Their Time At University

So this post is basically inspired by a tweet I saw from the lovely Sophie (PetalsOfPerfection) that said: Beyond excited to graduate… sorry but if anyone says to me that uni years are the best years of my life. YOU ARE WRONG. I couldn’t agree more! I’m so sick of hearing that your days at university are the best of your life, that it’s where you’ll meet your best friends for life and you’ll always wish you could go back. Because it’s just not true  ...

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Mental Health

How To Combat A Fear Of Going To The Dentists

I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t terrified of going to the dentists. To me all I associate them with is a lot of pain and fear: just the smell or the sound of a drill can make my palms sweaty and send my heart rate into overdrive! When I was little we used to get reminder cards through the post ever year and occasionally I’d be the one to find them first…so I’d hide them in my room in the hopes that they’d forget to go that year! It sounds so bad but  ...

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Mental Health

What To Expect When Sitting Your Theory Test For The First Time

So unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week (or you know, don’t follow me on social media) you’ll know that this week I sat my theory test and passed it first time! I can’t explain how happy and hyper I still am about this, I’d been panicking about it for nearly a month and honestly expected myself to fail. Thats not because I thought I would as such, its just a coping technique I use to make sure I don’t become overconfident and also stops depression taking over if I do  ...

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Beauty

Technic Cosmetics Brush Cleaner Review

If theres one thing I am ridiculously bad at doing, it’s cleaning my makeup brushes. I know its a must but I always end up forgetting, especially as in this heat I’ve just been applying a BB cream from Kiko with a blending sponge, rather than a full coverage foundation. So when Technic Cosmetics sent me over their new brush cleaner to try, I knew I couldn’t put off cleaning them any longer. I’m so lazy at times it unreal. Now until now I’ve just been using a Superdrug own brand spray to  ...

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