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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!

19 October 2018

The Truth About Let's Kiss And Makeup

It's been 6 months since I last posted on To be honest, life has just got in the way.  I completed my Master's degree (more on that later) and time away from blogging has made me realise that my interests have diverged completely from when I first started blogging over 8 years ago.

7 March 2018

A Week in Iceland | Budget Travel Itinerary

My boyfriend and I had been eyeing up a trip to Iceland for a while and as his 22nd birthday was fast approaching, I thought I would surprise him by booking the trip. I knew Iceland, as part of Scandinavia, was considerably more expensive than the UK and after a bit of research, I realised it was possible to explore on a budget. 
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