This is the story of how I fell in love with Lush

Until very recently I had never been into a Lush store and, to be honest, I didn’t feel like I needed or wanted to. I don’t wear make up, I don’t use any particular skincare products and I don’t put much thought into the shampoo and shower gel that I use. Well, that was until I fell in love with Lush. I was looking for an exfoliator so, while away on holiday in Harrogate, I popped into Lush to see whether they had anything. Lush has never been top of my list of places to look for any sort of…

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#DerbyBloggersBrunch – my first ever blogger meet up!

So today I went to my first ever blogger meet up. It was the #DerbyBloggersBrunch organised by the lovely Monet from Munching With Monet. It took place at The Cosy Club in Derby, one of the latest exciting new restaurants to open up in the city centre. I’d never been before but I’d heard and read great things about it so I couldn’t wait to try it for myself, as well as meet a great bunch of local bloggers. I got to the meet a little early because I really didn’t want to be the last one there, I don’t know…

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Unpopular opinion: tuition fees

Tuition fees came about during my time in secondary school. I can’t remember exactly when it was, but at the time I was trying to decide on my career path and whether or not university was right for me. I didn’t know which career I wanted to pursue anyway but after the introduction of tuition fees I decided that university wasn’t something that I could afford, especially when I wasn’t certain about whether I really wanted to go and what I would achieve from it. When I moved onto college I was still confused about what I wanted to do,…

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8 essential online tools I cannot blog without

Every blogger needs to take and edit images, write incredible posts and share them on social media but we all have our own ways of doing things. I’ve put together a list of online tools that I think every blogger should use to create and promote their content. These are all tools that I love and depend on, and I think you should too! Canva I use Canva a lot at work to create graphics for our social media accounts but it comes in especially handy for creating graphics for my blog. There’s a huge range of fonts and thousands of…

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This is why I’m scared to say how I really feel

I recently read a post that I disagreed with. I got to the bottom and someone had left a comment. They also disagreed with the post, but the difference was that they had the guts to voice their opinion about it. I thought to myself woah, that’s brave. I’d never do that. I almost judged her in a way for expressing her opinion but that girl had every right to say how she felt and she wasn’t being rude about it at all. I’ll go to parties I don’t want to go to and meet up with friends I don’t like anymore just…

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