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27 May 2020

Updating Some of My Everyday Products | Sensitive Skin Friendly

At the end of 2019, I made a pledge to invest more time and effort into looking at what ingredients were in my skincare products. I always thought I was very particular and picky with my skincare/makeup products as I have always opted for oil-free and non-comedogenic (non-pore blocking) base products since I received treatment for acne during my teens.

After discovering Cos DNA, I realised that a LOT of the products in my current makeup routine were full of harmful ingredients that would not benefit my skin in the long-run, so I did some research and decided to invest a bit more money into buying products that would be more sustainable and beneficial for my complexion in the long-run.

16 September 2019

Revolution x Roxi | Meeting Roxxsaurus & Makeup Haul

Since moving to London, I’ve tried to make an effort to seize every opportunity that I wouldn’t have at home in Edinburgh. One of which is finally putting a face to some of my favourite YouTubers over the years. As Roxi (Roxxsaurus on YouTube) announced her collaboration with Revolution over the summer, I jumped at the opportunity to attend her signing in a Superdrug store in central London.

20 June 2019

Reusable Sanitary Pads | Review & My Experience

Collectively, we are becoming more and more aware of the damage we are making to our environment and the consequences this may have for our future generations. I read some pretty shocking statistics recently that really put the harm of disposable sanitary products into perspective. Greenhouse PR reported that a pack of sanitary pads equates to 4 plastic bags and after used and disposed of, can take up to 500 years to break down. Consider how many pads you use on an average cycle, between 5-10? Multiply that by 12 months in the year and then again by how many years you have had your period for. I'm 23 and my total sanitary use amounts to approximately 600 pads so far - how shocking is that? With approximately another 25 years of periods still to go, the thought of another 1500 sanitary pads in the waste is not something I would want to be responsible for.

1 June 2019

My Postgraduate Experience | CSTPV University of St Andrews

Life has been so hectic recently that I haven't yet had the chance to reflect on my Master's degree and share my experience. Although this post is a little long overdue... better late than never!

In December 2018, I graduated with my Master's degree (MLitt) in Terrorism and Political Violence from the University of St Andrews and I could not be happier. I had a very intellectually stimulating academic year alongside a school trip, where I really wanted to share my journey with any of you that are interested or are thinking about studying in St Andrews in the future.

29 March 2019

BirchBox Review | February & March Beauty Boxes

A browse around drugstores nowadays can be a little bit overwhelming with beauty brands releasing so many new products and innovative ideas for how we can pamper ourselves best. The beauty subscription box has become our generation's answer to trialling new products without the hustle and bustle of browsing in store. Best of all - sampling can be done at an extremely affordable price!
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