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Gin Lovers Rejoice! The Jekyll & Hyde has a New Gin Cocktail Menu

I visited The Jekyll & Hyde in Birmingham a week ago with my darling friend, Constance. I was invited to try out their new gin cocktail menu and I was very excited. We were introduced to Schmoo aka Luke the bartender. He was lovely and knew a lot about gin. To start I had the Red Weed gin cocktail. Liquorice is a key ingredient and…

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Mental Health Medication – End the stigma

DISCLAIMER: I am not a mental health professional. The purpose of this post is to highlight the unfair stigma attached to mental health medication. This post is based on my own personal experience.  Please seek clinical advice from a professional if you need it x This post has sat in my drafts for a while. Mostly because I let societal stigma shut me up.  I’m…

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How an Anxious Woman Fell in Love with the Gym

On the 14 March 2018 my life changed. I attended my first gym class in about a year. I’d started a new job within mental health services in the summer of 2016 and before this point I’d maintained my weight with relative ease. I was 2 stone heavier than I should have been for my height but it didn’t bother me too much. Work-related stress…

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Travelling Solo New York City – Part 1

Get ready for a mammoth blog post. In April 2017 I was travelling solo in New York City for the first time and I’m going to tell you all about it.  I talk about the flight, the hotel, the subway, the first attraction I enjoyed (Madame Tussauds), an impromptu Sephora visit and eating cheaply. It had been 3 years since my last holiday, which was…

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Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Highlighter Review & Swatches

Yaasss, Rihanna! My girl came out with 40 foundation shades on the first launch of her brand new makeup line, Fenty Beauty. She had all shades, complexions, undertones and skin tones of women in mind. Unlike shady, salty-enough-to-give-me-a-stroke, Make Up Forever, we need to give Rihanna credit where it is most definitely due. I do want to try her foundation as I have oily/combo skin…

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Affordable Acid Toners and Serums That Really Make a Difference

This blog post has been in the works for months. I have friends who have cried out for a skincare post and I have failed to deliver. Well, no more. Be prepared for a mammoth post on the best affordable acid toners and affordable serums that really make a difference. This post will go into detail about the products I’ve loved, hated and bought again…

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The Stable, Birmingham

I’m glad to have discovered The Stable which is a new restaurant in the Midlands. They reached out on the Brum Bloggers Facebook page and via Twitter. I saw their tweet and promptly replied. Opportunities to review restaurants for little bloggers like me don’t come often so I really didn’t want to miss out. I liaised with Abi, their PR & Events manager and she…

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Get Out Is A Documentary

I’m in a daze. I felt so dizzy walking out of the cinema. I went to the multiplex this time to see Get Out. Odeon on New Street. Not my first choice but I was eager to see it as soon as it was released. I must say, I’m not a fan of the multiplex. Cinema goers rarely behave themselves. Take for example, the annoying…

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5 Friendship Deal-breakers You Shouldn’t Ignore

As I’ve grown my friendships have changed. They’ve become stronger, weaker or they’ve ended. Experience is a great teacher and has taught me to watch out for these five friendship deal-breakers as outlined below. Friendship Deal-breaker Number 1 They insist on vetting you Now, what the hell does this mean? These are people who believe they’ve achieved some higher status in this competition known as…

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5 Drugstore Makeup Must Haves

This post will be short and sweet. These are my favourite drugstore makeup products. Tried, tested and bought again and again. Any beauty obsessive knows it’s not easy to find quality drugstore makeup that suits your budget, skin type and is long-lasting. Keep reading and check out the best ones I’ve found.  Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde mascara I love this mascara. Bourjois has always been…

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