Lockdown Tips From a Ph.D. Student

As someone who has spent the past 4 years working on a Ph.D., I feel like I’ve been preparing for this lockdown my entire life. Doing a Ph.D. is ALL about motivating yourself to work on your own time, keeping yourself busy with various projects, and setting your own goals. I’m actually really happy with…

A Millennial’s Weekly Cleaning Schedule

Over the past few weeks I’ve kept coming back to my 50s housewife week. Sure, the elaborate schedule was a bit over-the top, but there were lots of positives about it as well, and overall, I was really happy that week. I thought my house looked great, and I felt on top of life in…

Why You Should Stop Eating Refined Sugar

I’ve already touched on this in my Diet Tips post, but I strongly believe nothing good comes from sugar. Don’t get me wrong – I do eat the occasional sweet treat. You may have seen eclairs, chocolate fondants, and doughnuts sprawled across my instagram page. But I actually have a very firm line with these…

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…

Springtime Resolutions

I don’t do New Years’ Resolutions. Never have, probably never will. They’re almost doomed to fail; their die-hard nature, the miserable time of year, the fact that they often involve a period of restraint and not-very-fun following a period of parties and overeating and what is for many people the biggest night out of the…

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,…