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8 things to remember when you’re lacking self-esteem

October 6, 2017

We all have times when our self-esteem just drops to its lowest out of absolutely nowhere. You could be feeling like the most successful and bad ass version of yourself then the next thing you know, you’re telling yourself you’re fat and ugly and are never going to achieve your goals. It can be a vicious cycle and sometimes there’s no reason for feeling like this, you might just need a little boost to remind yourself of how amazing you really are.

Here are 8 things to remember when feeling like your sassy self is a struggle.

1. Changing room and bathroom lighting is almost NEVER flattering and it tends to highlight your least favourite things (thanks for reminding me about my cellulite Zara). Luckily, you’re the only one who even notices these things and I promise they don’t look as bad as you think they do.

2. Telling yourself you look like shit all the time will certainly make you feel that way, even if in reality you’re having a really good skin/hair/outfit day. Try and live by this rule – don’t say something to yourself if you wouldn’t say it to your best friend.

3. Feeling a little low is the perfect excuse to spoil yourself. Take proper time out to get your nails done, get a tan, get a wax, do a face mask and a hair mask and just indulge in looking after YOU! You will literally feel like a new woman who can take on anything.

4. Stop asking yourself why you don’t look like all those girls on your Instagram explore page! Remember, a lot of what you see is super edited and even if it’s not, it’s totally unhealthy to compare yourself to someone when, just because you may be different, doesn’t mean you’re any less amazing. Oh and that’s not perfect skin, that’s the blur tool honey!

5. Just the same way telling yourself you’re ugly and useless all the time will make you believe it, telling yourself you’re bloody brilliant and focusing on your qualities will actually help you to believe in yourself. Changing your attitude will definitely encourage more positive thoughts so fake it till you make it sista.

6. Write down a list of 10 things you’re good at or things that are positive about you then re-read them the next time you’re having a meltdown. This can be anything from ‘I’m thoughtful and caring.’ to ‘I look hot in that LBD.’

7. Nothing makes you feel more motivated and strong AF than a coffee and some exercise. Get yourself buzzing with energy and keep your mind busy with a run or an intense gym class. You’ll come out feeling powerful and will forget you ever felt crap.

8. Remember things that make you feel your best. Maybe it’s that extra hydrating moisturiser that keeps your skin feeling plump and glowy, maybe it’s when you nail your winged liner, whatever it is… do more of that!

Let goooo! If there is something causing you to feel rubbish then you need to let go of it. Sometimes you just have to decide you’re not going to let something affect you. It is in your power to choose to not let things bother you and it feels SO good!

We’ve all had phases where we lack self-esteem and don’t feel good enough but just know that you’ll come out the other side feeling stronger and more positive once you’ve stopped being so hard on yourself. Take control of your feelings you super human!

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Girls, it’s time to rethink your Time of The Month!

April 27, 2016

If you’ve been reading any of the articles that I’ve been reading recently, then you may have heard a few surprising things about the products that we buy for our ‘time of the month’. From reports about trusted tampon brands, to what these products are actually made of and what’s added to them. It’s all a little bit worrying…

Alongside these scary articles, you may have also stumbled upon a brand called Time of The Month

If you don’t already know much about them then it’s time you did!

Time of The Month

To start off simply, Time of The Month sell only organic, 100% cotton sanitary products. They’re conscious of the environment and how sanitary products can affect it (more on this below) and just as importantly, they’re conscious about the health of their customers!

So it’s time to educate ourselves on the sanitary products we use. I had never thought of any of this before I discovered TOTM but I’m so glad I did as I’ve realised just how important it is!

Non-organic tampons are made of ‘Rayon’ which is made from wood pulp. The Rayon is then bleached with chlorine (yes, you read that right) and sometimes more chemicals are added to the product to make it more absorbent and scented. Really? Unfortunately, yes.

The chlorine bleaching process used to manufacture conventional sanitary products is also known to create dioxins. The World Health Organisation states that “Dioxins are highly toxic and can cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage the immune system, interfere with hormones and also cause cancer.”

I’m really not trying to scare you girls, I was as shocked as you when I first read about this. The good thing is, organic, 100% cotton tampons and sanitary products from brands like TOTM literally cannot harm you and using them means you’ll avoid horrible pesticides, herbicides and insecticides which are used in the growing of non-organic materials.

Since we use between 11,000 and 17,000 sanitary products in our life time, switching to 100% organic is SO worth it.

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Time of The Month products are:

  • Made from non-GM organic cotton
  • 100% free from pesticides, chemical fertilisers, perfume and chlorine bleach
  • 100% hypoallergenic and compatible with your bodies natural PH
  • TOTM tampons won’t leave any fibres behind (thanks to the non-woven veil that protects the absorbent core).Time of The Month

Below is a scary image you may have already seen on social media which shows just how much bleached, chemical ridden fluff (?) tampons can leave behind. Luckily for us, TOTM tampons leave  nada and the materials used are much, much kinder in the first place.

time of the month

Now let’s talk about the environment and how sanitary products are affecting it.

So the Rayon used in conventional sanitary products is a man made fibre created from cellulose wood pulp (huh?) Lemme explain… basically, to get the product, quite a few trees are chopped down and half of the tree is wasted during this process.

Most sanitary pads are made from synthetic materials like polypropylene and these are not biodegradable. Ew. Sanitary pads can also contain the same amount of plastic as 4, yes FOUR carrier bags. That realllllly bothers me seeing as I hate buying even one wasteful 5p carrier bag when I’ve forgotten my own bags!!

Anyway, these products aren’t biodegradable and they can hang around the planet for legit years. Plastic tampon applicators are also a bloody nightmare as they can take 25 years to break down into the sea, which means in the meantime, marine wildlife are eating them thinking they’re food and dying.

This is just all too stressful to process isn’t it?

Time of The Month

Thankfully, this blog post comes with a solution – TOTM!

  • They would NEVER use chemically treated wood pulp – it’s a process that wastes 50% of the tree.
  • They only use 100% non-GM, certified organic cotton grown without chemical fertilisers or pesticides.
  • Their products are manufactured in Europe and all the people involved in making our products are paid fairly and well looked after.
  • Their products are free from chlorine bleach.
  • Because TOTM products are made from organic cotton, and because they love wildlife and HATE plastic waste, their tampons come with a cardboard applicator and are 100% biodegradable. Phew.

Want to know more? Just head to the Time of The Month website where you can order products to arrive conveniently every month!

Spread the word to gal pals and loved ones by sharing this post on social media.

Note: This is not a sponsored post. I really do care about the health of us girls and the environment!

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My February Favourites – Lifestyle, blogger & beauty

March 8, 2016

Ummmmm, is it me or did February literally fly past before we even had a chance to realise it was February? I had quite an exciting month actually, what with Ellis’s birthday, Valentine’s Day and my Mummy’s birthday! Anyway, I’m ok with it being March because NYC in FIVE DAYS! Read on for my February favourites!

February Favourites – Lifestyle, blogger & beauty

Smith’s Wapping
My first favourite of last month was dinner at Smith’s in Wapping. I’ve been to the one in Ongar and this one a few years ago, so for Ellis’s birthday I decided to take him to the one in Wapping. If you’re a fish lover then Smith’s is an absolute must. The one in Wapping is lovely for more special occasions because it’s right on the river and the view is juuuuust beaut. We had the yummiest dinner before meeting some pals at The Shard. Dreamy.

Origins Rose Clay Mask
Since I love the Origins Charcoal mask so much, I thought it was time I tried the cute pink rose clay one. I popped into John Lewis with a gal pal and got a little sample to try which has actually already lasted me about 3 uses and there’s still some left. Verdict – I love it. I like the feeling of it setting and drying on my face because it feels like it’s really working and my skin is starting to feel clearer after a few uses.

Annie Jaffrey – eating less meat
I love finding new bloggers/YouTubers and I recently discovered Annie Jaffrey. She’s Swedish but I think she lives in Switzerland and aside from the fact that she’s gorge, she eats a plant based diet and her foodie/health videos are my favourite! As some of you might know from this now rather old blog post, I’ve tried to cut down my meat consumption over the last year 1 because I LOVE ANIMALS, 2 for the environment and 3 I just don’t really like it that much anymore. Watching Annie’s ‘What I ate today’ videos have only encouraged me to create more yummy things without meat and it’s been going pretty well.

Never Fully Dressed Khaki Dress
I fell in love with this dress the minute I saw it on Never Fully Dressed’s Instagram then when I tried to buy it, it was sold out and I wanted it for Ellis’s birthday and I wasn’t sure if it was going to arrive in time but thankfully it did. It’s just such a good dress for when you want to be dressed up but don’t want anything too OTT or revealing.

Kiehl’s face oil
What can I say about this face oil? Basically, it smells so good it helps you sleep and makes you feel so relaxed before bed, your skin instantly feels nourished and hydrated and I wouldn’t even bother trying any other face oil because it’s honestly out of this world.

February Favourites

So they were my February favourites. Quite a short list this month but I’ve just been so looking forward to March and trying (and failing) to save money because in case you missed it, I’m going to NYC in 5 days!!! 

What were your favourites throughout February? I would loveeeee to know!

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WIN an Olympus PEN E-PL7 with The Photography Show!

February 9, 2016

Calling all fellow bloggers!

Fancy the chance to win an Olympus PEN E-PL7? Wellll lemme tell you how you could bag yourself one plus other Olympus goodies!

The Photography Show which will be held at the NEC, Birmingham from 19th-22nd March, are holding an exciting competition to share your own images of a day in the life of you, the blogger!

WIN an Olympus PEN E-PL7 

WIN an Olympus PEN E-PL7

Blogger’s Day in the Life, in association with Olympus –

To enter you have to submit up to 3 photos which capture your daily life as a blogger. Categories for the competition include travel, fashion, food and lifestyle so there’s plenty of room to be creative with your entries and really capture what you get up to! 

The panel of judges (including Fashion Photographer, Harleymoon Kemp) will shortlist one image from each category then the winner will be voted for by the public and announced at The Photography Show.

Those who are shortlisted will be announced across The Photography Show’s social media channels and will receive 2 tickets to the show, entry to an exclusive Blogger’s Masterclass and have their images displayed in the show gallery for 30,000 visitors to see.

The lucky winner will receive all of the above plus a bundle of Olympus goodies, including bloggers favourite – Olympus PEN E-PL7!

Entries must be submitted by midnight on 12 February – so what are you waiting for!

You can find out more about the competition and how to submit your entry HERE 

Sounds pretty amazing doesn’t it?! Time to get my bloggy photography skills into practice!

WIN an Olympus PEN E-PL7

Let me know if you enter, would love to see some entries!

Good Luck!

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My January Favourites – Beauty and lifestyle bits

February 7, 2016

I thought it would be a good idea to start doing my monthly favourites. I have so many products, make up bits and general life things that I love each month and always plan to blog about so I thought why not put them all into one post per month. Keep reading for my January favourites!

My January favourites

January Favourites

Olympus PEN E-PL7
Of course my first January favourite has got to be my new Olympus PEN E-PL7. I ordered this camera a couple of months ago but annoyingly it wasn’t in stock even though the website allowed me to order it. I ended up getting one for Christmas which was just the best surprise on Christmas morning. Other than the fact that it looks absolutely gorgeous, it takes the best photos and I’m not even a pro at using it yet. LOVE.
January favourites

Clarisonic Aria
Your. face. needs. this. My skin has honestly never felt as clean as it does when I’ve cleansed with this. I have quite sensitive skin but it’s so gentle and just buffs the skin. It has 3 different speeds and also has a timer so it beeps when you’re meant to move onto the next section of your face so I do 10 seconds on each cheek, 20 seconds on my forehead and 20 seconds on my T-zone. It came with a cleanser which is a gel and it really foams up so you feel super cleansed. I’ve read other bloggers say that the longer you use it, the more you really notice a difference in your complexion so I am sticking with this magical tool!
January favourites

Red Carpet Gel Manicure Kit
I didn’t know doing my own gels would be this easy. My manicures have been lasting for 2, even 3 weeks with this kit and it’s just made life so much easier knowing my nails will look perfect for that length of time! My Red Carpet kit came with everything you need to prep your nails and keep them in good condition as well as what you need to remove the gel when you fancy a change or they’ve grown out.
January favourites

Exercise & FLEXISEQ Sport
Ahemmm. This is something I never could have guessed would be in my favourites…especially in January when all I usually want to do is stay inside. As you may know from my 2016 updates blog post, I decided to start personal training sessions this year. I’ve always exercised on and off but my goal at the beginning of the year was to be more consistent with it. I forgot how amazing exercise makes you feel! I’m stronger already (yeah, I can open my water bottle without help now) and I just don’t know why I ever stopped working out.
I’ve also been loving this FLEXISEQ Sport gel to use after my workouts. I’m working muscles I’ve never used before so if I’ve got a strange muscular ache in my back/shoulder/legs, this stuff really helps to loosen and soothe it. And foam rollers are the devil sooo I’m pretty thankful for this stuff!
January favourites

Tarte make up set – Amazonian Clay
I love everything about these products and they’re such good quality. The eyeshadows and blush are so pigmented and in colours I use ALL the time, the brushes are the perfect size and texture and the mascara gives you those fluffy VS style lashes. The amazonian clay powder foundation feels gorgeous on the skin but I do prefer a liquid base so I’ve been using it as a powder over my normal foundation.
January favourites

This is in my January favourites because Ellis and I booked our summer holiday a few weeks ago, yipppeeeee! We’ll be heading to Rhodes, Greece for 11 nights in July and I’m already dreaming of how pretty it will be. AND hummus. YUM.

Bondi Sands Everyday
This gradual tanning moisturiser smells lush and gives you an even, brown finish rather than an orange tint. It also fades evenly and hasn’t once gone patchy since I’ve been using it. I really think I’ll use this forever and ever.
January favourites

No7 Stay Perfect Foundation
I tried this foundation about a year ago but I got the wrong colour so I just gave up with it. My friend Becca swears by it so I thought I’d give it another go and I’m so glad I did! Now I’ve got the right colour I can really appreciate the texture and consistency and it really does stay put once it’s on. I rate this foundation SO highly and I never really rate foundations. I’ve never got on with Mac foundations and have found other high end foundations distinctly average so if you haven’t tried this, for around £14.50, it’s well worth a try.
January favourites

NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray
This has honestly changed how my make up stays on. Recently my make up has been staying in place so much longer. You know when you’re at work and you look in the mirror at about 3pm and you’re like…I could’ve sworn I put make up on this morning?! Well this little dream has been keeping my foundation in place, the pigment of my blush, bronzer strong and I still look put together by the end of the day.
January favourites
So they were my January favourites and I hope you enjoyed. I’ve already started making notes for my February favourites and we’re only a week into Feb!Did any of these things make your favourites for the beginning of 2016?! Let me know in the comments below!

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2016 update – a few goals

January 20, 2016

I know, I know, we’re 3 weeks into 2016 and I’m only just saying Happy New Year and giving you a 2016 update….doh. BUT I did get struck down with the flu a week into the year, then as soon as I was better it was all go go go again. PHEW.

I had honestly forgotten how horrible the flu was, I hadn’t had it in a good few years and then it just hit me like an absolute ton of bricks after having a sore throat for, oh, about 2 hours. Next thing I knew I was in bed wrapped up shivering and sweating at the same time. Ew. So after almost a week doing zilch and eating nothing but mushed up dinner and Mumma’s soup I started to feel better and here I am, back to full health!

Anyway, I thought it was time for a bit of a ‘hello 2016’ blog post. So what better way to do it than to tell you a couple of my goals for the year ahead…

P.s. I’m actually already really liking 2016, I don’t know what it is but I’ve got a really positive little elf on my shoulder this year.

2016 update – goals

I think it’s really important to set yourself small goals rather than ridiculous ones for the whole year. Mine tend to be for the up coming months and I set myself deadlines on things otherwise I’ll just think ‘Oh I’ve got until December to do this, I’ll just leave it…’

Goal 1 – Get fit so you can actually run without nearly dying by June

I set this one every year and I never manage it. I stick to the exercise classes I know I like, (uhum body balance and yoga) and don’t really venture out. I want exercising to be fun and when I do it I enjoy it but it’s just too easy not to do. Luckily, this year is different. I’ve gone and got myself a personal trainer so I’m half way there! I had my first session last night, naturally I went dizzy and had to take a breather but that’s what it’s all about, progress and getting better. For someone who only ever does yoga, it might take a while but I will be stronger, fitter and more confident in the coming months, hoorah. Let me know if you’re interested in my PT sessions and I’ll blog about them as I have them, warning, you will get to laugh at how unfit I am as I’ll probably nearly pass out after every session.

Goal 2 – Write more

Um, sorry how much do I talk about blogging more? SORRY. It’s more like, ‘stop wasting time watching Netflix/napping when you get in from work and blog’ So yeahhh, 2 posts a week, wish me luck…

Goal 3 – Prepare your food rather than giving away all your money to Costa at lunch time

Fairly simple really, buy the ingredients then make up lunches for the week so I don’t end up having a cheese toastie per day instead.

Goal 4 – Read a book every month/6 weeks

I started the year half way through a book so I’m giving myself until the end of January to finish that then I’m going to start a new one. The amount of time I spend scrolling through instagram really could be put to a better use!

Another mini little goal which I’m carrying on from last year is to continue to drink lotsa water, last year I was drinking between 1-2 litres a day, this year I want to be drinking between 2-3L a day! Bring on the good skin, feeling energised and other stuff that comes with being super hydrated. Obviously I’ve got a couple of other cringe ones about being happier and more positive but doesn’t everyone do that every year?!

So anyway, there you have it, my goals for 2016… 3 weeks into the year.

How are your resolutions going?! Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @lizzydrewett.

2016 update

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Things I achieved and didn’t achieve in 2015

December 24, 2015

Ahhh it’s properly Christmas and I’ve been looking back over 2015 a little bit. Thinking about the things I wanted to achieve at the end of last year and whether or not I did! I do feel like 2015 was the first year I actually (sort of) tried to achieve my ‘resolutions’ more than usual. Usually I feel like we just make them to make ourselves feel more positive about the coming year but then we never actually put the effort in to achieve them. Like every year, I had a list of things I wanted to get into the habit of doing or achieve in some way. Some of them I got stuck into and actually managed to keep up and some of them I probably didn’t even think about past 4th January 2015 but that’s ok… Here’s a little look at the things I did and didn’t achieve in 2015


Drinking more water
I know this is a boring and seemingly simple one but I’ve always found it difficult to stick at drinking lots of water throughout the day. I actually love water (lol) it’s my favourite drink after prosecco #basic&Iknowit. I cut down on fizzy drinks a couple of years ago and now I just find them too sweet and bloaty.

Anyway, I wanted to drink 2 litres of water a day in 2015 and I’d say for a large percentage of the year I actually did this. I think the key to it is having a litre sized bottle that you can carry around with you/keep on your desk at work so you can keep track of how much you’re drinking.

I’ve never been a huge coffee drinker but I also made a conscious effort to swap coffees for herbal teas more and that has worked out pretty darn well. (Or I’ll have a decaff when I really fancy one because I discovered this year that sometimes real coffee can make my breathing funny and I go all weird)

Yeeey I got a job in 2015! By job I mean like my first step on the career ladder and something that I enjoy rather than settling for the first one that came along purely for money. I finished uni in 2014 so in between I did a couple of temp things but I knew in 2015 I wanted to start a long term job which was going to help me progress and learn. I really feel like I’ve achieved that this year, after a rocky couple of months at the start of the year, also known as ‘unemployment’ which literally made me want to poke my eyeballs out, my job now allows me to be creative but also teaches me new things I didn’t learn at uni.

New car
This is a really boring one, sorry, but I told myself that if I didn’t get a job where I needed to get the train, then I’d get myself a new car which I looove. Maybe a resolution for 2016 could be to clean it more… damn bird poo.

I mean, I kinda went to the gym more??? Did I?? No this is definitely one to work on. Not even going to the gym more but generally being more fit. Right now I don’t know if I could run for more than 10 minutes… DOH.

Meant to achieve but kinda forgot…

Reading lots of books
My aim at the beginning of the year was to read a book per month. Throughout 2015 I read about 3 books…. OOPS. So next year, I’ll try again! I’ll try and read one per month. I will I will I will. If you have any book recommendations, please let me know in the comments.

More blog posts
This is a funny one because I feel like I’ve gone through phases with my blog where I’ve been really consistent then just haven’t posted for a whole month which is NOT IDEAL.

Saving money
I did save money… then I spent it. Let’s move on shall we….

I’m sure I’ll have loads more things I want to achieve in 2016, might turn it into a little blog post so I can’t ‘forget’ them! Thank you if you have been reading my blog throughout the year, it really does make me supes happs when I see that a couple of cuties are enjoying my content and I have lots more ideas for 2016 so keep following! You could also let me know what you want to see more of here.

Have a very…….

achieve in 2015

and a Happy New Year!

LD x

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The benefits of yoga – Why is it so good for you?

December 9, 2015

The benefits of yoga go way beyond feeling fitter and more healthy and if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you might know that I love a bit of Yoga.

That’s not to say I’m the best at it or even do it very regularly, but when I do it, it feels like the best thing in the world and I honestly begin to believe that I’m a care-free, spiritual creature who could live in a tepee in my harem pants for the rest of eternity.

“One of the benefits of yoga is that it’s a really valuable practice for the over-worked, digital-age that we live in.”  – Emma, Battersea Yoga

Ahem, anyway…

So, why is it so good for you? This magical art of moving your body into different poses mixed with focusing on your breathing and meditating has been around since forever and us humans just seem to love it.

I love it because it’s challenging but doesn’t make you want to cry like say, going for a 50 mile run would, it’s refreshing but you also feel like you’re working out (especially if you’re doing hot yoga), it builds strength and flexibility and perfecting a new pose just feels like the best achievement on a casual Wednesday night.

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I had a little chat with the lovely guys at Battersea Yoga about some of the hidden benefits…

Director of Battersea Yoga, Angus Ford-Robertson has been teaching meditation since 1999 and qualified as a yoga teacher in 2001. He’s taught yoga all around the world and believes the benefits of yoga and one of the best side effects is “better relationships with loved ones. Yoga is a process of getting to know oneself better, including our sensitive buttons. When we know what presses our buttons, we can avoid unnecessary domestics and petty rows. We just breathe through it without reacting to triggers or provocation.”

Yoga helps to relieve stress and as Angus says, make you a calmer person. You know when you’ve had a stressful day at work? You’ve been hunched over your desk all day, then you get into your car and you’re sat in traffic for an hour and a half and by the time you get home you feel like a grumpy, hunched up gremlin, yoga is the perfect way not only to stretch those agitated limbs out but to let go of anything that’s made you feel irritated and anxious throughout the day.

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Emma Beattie of Battersea Yoga first discovered yoga in her home country, New Zealand before she qualified as an Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher in Paris in 2012. She believes “The hidden benefits of yoga are lower stress and anxiety, better sleep, improved lung capacity (better breathing) and improved focus/concentration. Yoga is a really valuable practice for the over-worked, digital-age that we live in.”

And I couldn’t agree more, if you read my ‘Things to do when you’re going screenless’ blog post you’ll see that I said yoga is the perfect thing to take you away from all the screens we’re surrounded by these days!

benefits of yoga

Still getting the last of your Christmas presents you unorganised devil? Why not give a loved one an experience that will last well past Christmas!?

Battersea Yoga, one of London’s most-loved independent Yoga and Meditation Studios is offering 10% off their Christmas gift vouchers. These vouchers can be used towards any of their classes in Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, Pilates, Pre & Post Natal Yoga and Bioenergetics. Buy gift-cards online from £30 – £200 at, use the code givingisbetter for your discount!

I might just have to pop along to a class myself!

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A Christmas Gift Guide for HIM!

December 1, 2015

Welcome to my Christmas gift guide for him!

Whether he’s your dad, your brother or your boyfriend, it’s no secret that men can be difficult to buy for… If you don’t fancy getting your dad another pair of socks this Christmas or your boyfriend another bottle of aftershave then keep reading my Christmas gift guide for him!

A Christmas Gift Guide for him

For the man who has everything

Vinyl Me, Please 
If there’s a man in your life who happens to have everything and is also into vinyl records (cool guy), then Vinyl Me, Please could be an amazing gift that they probably haven’t heard of and probably won’t be expecting.

It’s a record club you can sign your dad/brother/boyfriend up to so they receive a different record every month for as long as you want, depending on how generous you’re feeling.

They’ll get a variety of records by different artists and as well as the record, they’ll receive a cocktail recipe picked perfectly to go with the music and an original art print too. It’s a unique gift that keeps on giving and I certainly know a few people who will be receiving this for Christmas now! Luckily my dad still has a record player, so when I recently received the ‘Wilco’ album ‘A.M.’ we were able to experience Vinyl Me, Please for ourselves! And we weren’t disappointed with the alternative/soft rock we heard from the Wilco vinyl. I felt quite cool actually.

Prices start from around £15 per month. Shop here.

Christmas gift guide for him

Christmas gift guide for him

Hari Ghotra Curry Kits
Another great gift for that person who’s difficult to buy for! Maybe your brother has just moved out and is still getting to grips with cooking actual food, these curry kits will go down a treat.

christmas gift guide for him

Hari Ghotra does all the hard work for you by putting together the perfect mix of spices and flavours in little bags which you then just add to your veg/meat/rice combo for a delicious curry.

Christmas gift guide for him

They really are delicious, see the below Korma cooked by ME! You can get a pack of 6 kits for £18 or a pack of 12 for £36 plus you get to pick which curries you want so you can personalise it for your loved ones! Who knew Christmas shopping could be this easy?

Shop here.

Christmas gift guide for him

A weekend away/day out
Sometimes, when people have everything, like… everything, it’s best to get them an experience instead. The deals you can get online these days make it sooo simple to get a bargain. Head to sites like, to find an experience whether it’s a city break or a dinner deal in London, simply trawl the web until you’re satisfied! Sorted.

For the man who’s easily pleased

If the fella in your life is a simple character, they’ll probably appreciate anything. The easily pleased male might like something they want, but wouldn’t necessarily want to spend the money on. 

For example, a lovely male cleansing kit from Elemis, shop here, some swish leather gloves, shop here (P.S. these ones are touch screen for your modern man) or this adorable personalised scarf, shop here.

Something a little different

The poo emoji pillow
I mean, HELLO! What more could a man want? This is bound to make everyone giggle on Christmas morning and is going to make any home look chic… Ok maybe not chic but you’ve got to admit he’s pretty cute! Shop hereChristmas gift guide for him

The invisible book shelves
How cool are these? Again, for someone who’s recently moved into their own place, this will really neaten up a place and create space for more mess but at the same time, look amazing. Shop here

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Perfect stocking fillers

Some chocolate Brussels Sprouts 
Because they’re fun and why not? Happy xmas bro.

Christmas gift guide for him

Marmite Chocolate
For that vile creature who is obsessed with marmite.

Christmas gift guide for him

Cheese Jokes
Because think of all the fun you’ll have on Christmas day!

Christmas gift guide for him

So there it is, I hope you enjoyed my Christmas gift guide for him and I hope it gave you a teeny bit of inspiration if you’re struggling with what to get the lovely men in your life!

Life and lists

12 thoughts we all have on a Monday

November 23, 2015

Don’t you think Monday’s seem to be creeping around more and more quickly each week? Much to my disapproval, one minute you’re wiggling and jiggling at your desk because it’s 4pm on a Friday, you spend your weekend catching up on daylight and the next thing you know it’s Sunday evening and you’re setting your alarm for vom o’clock Monday morning. Not cool.

Anyway, here are a couple of thoughts we all have on a Monday!

  1. Do I really need a job? I could walk puppies for a living or look after bunnies or take a sabbatical like One Direction!
  2. Why can’t we start at 11am on a Monday?
  3. If I was a mum I could work only 4 days a week or go home at 3pm!… Nope, still not worth it just yet.
  4. Who invented 5 days of work and 2 days off anyway? It was that Henry Ford wasn’t it? Little shit.
  5. Why are people talking to me before 12pm?
  6. What if I was to go to work in my onesie? I know what I need, an invisibility onesie, then I could wear no make up too! #cosy
  7. Ok, maybe it’s not that bad…oh no I forgot I have 4 more days of this…
  8. I should’ve been a popstar or a famous YouTuber.
  9. Is it time for lunch yet or even a snack? Feels like I’ve been here for ages. Oh wait, it’s 9.10am.
  10. If I take my lunch at 2.30pm I’ll only have an hour and a half until home time after lunch!
  11. Would it be frowned upon to take a short nap under my desk?
  12. My bed is so warm. I’ll call in sick… hang on a minute, I struggle calling in sick when I’m actually sick. Damn my honest soul 🙁

I hope you enjoy the rest of your Monday and all future Mondays!!

thoughts we all have on a monday