How To Curl Your Hair With Rollers

I recently started using rollers again, as I figured lockdown was the perfect time – but this is not my first rodeo, by any means. In fact, I was a really cool child and I used to curl my hair to go to school when I was 10 (yes, really). So it’s safe to say…

All The Elements To Taking A Great Photo At Home

So, we’re 12 weeks into lockdown (something like that?), and I’ve learnt more about taking a good photo than ever before! Why, I hear you ask? Because we were limited in our resources and shooting locations, so I was forced to take note of the finer details of what makes a good photo. Here I’d…

How To Be Unproductive in Lockdown

Last week’s post was about lockdown tips, since as a Ph.D. student, I’ve had a lot of experience organising my own time. I’ve ALSO had a lot of experience being incredibly unproductive. So without further ado, here are my tips on how not to achieve your goals!   1. Give yourself a strict timetable with…

The Makeup Hierarchy

Last week I conducted an experiment via my Instagram. I wanted to know: if you could only wear one item of makeup (blush, highlighter, lipstick), which would you choose? Due to Instagram’s slightly annoying poll setup, I had to do this in a variety of stages, comparing 4 items at a time and later reducing…

Self-isolation activities [Coronavirus style]

In case you have been living under a rock, there’s this disease called Covid-19 that is quickly infecting the nation and slowly ruining everyone’s plans and social life. The advice for many has been to “self-isolate”, and if you haven’t already received this particular piece of advice the chances are you will in the coming…

Tips for a Traditional Christmas

I hate tacky, over-the-top Christmas decorations as much as the next person. I hate them with a passion. They seem to be everywhere, with many places adopting the “more is more” attitude. So I’ve made a list of everything I can think of that might help you avoid accidentally turning your home into this horror,…

I went to the most instagrammable cafes in London so that you don’t have to

Below is my review. The “wins” and the “fails”. Last year, I had a bit of an obsession with “instagrammable” cafes. That is to say, pink, flowery, cute – “Instagram-friendly”, essentially. Suitably “out there”, usually pimped out with unicorns and Barbie pink (otherwise known as “millennial pink”). Here I specifically focus on these pink, flowery…

How To Be A Master Procrastinator

Make sure to check your emails multiple times every hour. Be sure to avoid replying to the unread emails. Once you’ve checked your emails, move on to LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and any other source of communication. Again, it is vital you don’t reply to any messages as that would give you less to do later…

5 beauty products I don’t have time for

Makeup can be great. It can do great things for you and your face. But do you sometimes feel like you’re being sold a crapload of products you don’t actually need?? Then read on. Here are my top 5 pointless beauty products that you should avoid at all costs.   Before I start, just to…

My Top 5 Drinking Games (That Require No Preparation)

I’m a massive fan of games. Such a fan, in fact, that I was awarded the nickname “Mi-Let’s play a game” (and it stuck for a good two years). The main reason behind this was my obsession with the game Avalon (and its predecessor The Resistance). Both highly recommended, by the way. However, I was also…

My Top 3 Christmas Present Ideas

Now that we’re mid-way through December, everyone has (hopefully!) started thinking about presents for their friends and family. It can be really difficult to know what to give – if your family wants really specific things, it can feel a bit like a shopping list; if they don’t know what they want, it’s hard to…