Monday, 27 February 2017

February #Paperhaul Subscription Box

Yesss, I love stationery delivery day. And February's box certainly didn't disappoint. I'm pretty sure it's one of my all-time favourite designs since signing up for the box last year.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Beauty Haul: High End and High Street

I can't remember the last time I shared a beauty haul but I'm pretty sure it was a while ago. However, fear not, I'm back to show you some goodies I've bought (and won) over the last two weeks.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Throne of Glass | Crown of Midnight - Sarah J Maas: Book Review

Ever find a series and just devour it so quickly? I'm currently reading the third novel in the Throne of Glass series and I'm enjoying it.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Let's Get it On: Sex and Disability

Last weekend a journalist came to my house and interviewed me on what it's like having a sex life whilst disabled. We spent almost two hours discussing this subject that seems to be one of the most controversial and taboo topics when it comes to disability. Obviously I don't find it unmentionable, or I wouldn't be writing this or have been interviewed. But disability and sex seems to be that forbidden juxtaposition that nobody wants to think about, let alone talk about.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Top 10 Holy Grail Products featuring Mermaid in Disguise

Today is an exciting post as I'm writing this in collaboration with my wonderful twin (we were separated at birth a few years apart, don't question it), Beth from Mermaid in Disguise. Beth was one of my first spoonie blogger friends and we chat all day every day about absolutely nothing all things important (with Elle, of course).

Monday, 13 February 2017

Firsts: First Concert

It's been a while since I included a post in this series so I thought I better change that. If you want to read any of the others, just type firsts in the search bar on the right and they should pop up for you to check out.

Friday, 10 February 2017

I Put People Into Categories to Help My Mental Health

A few weeks ago I wrote about what I've learnt at CBT and was actually shocked just how much it was. I also said I'd write a post about how I 'deal' with people, so here it is. If you want to read my previous post, click here.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Valentine's Day Makeup Look

As much as I love makeup, I realised that I only usually feature it in reviews or hauls. So, I thought I'd actually create a look and show you what I came up with. And since it's Valentine's Day next week, what better time to paint my face.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Valentine's Gift Guide

As it's Valentine's Day next week I thought I'd make a gift guide for anyone that celebrates it and might be struggling with ideas on what to get that special someone in their life. I'll probably just end up getting my boyfriend a card, and maybe he can have a hug, I'll see how affectionate I'm feeling then. I joke, he can definitely have a cuddle.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

January #Paperhaul Subscription Box

January's #Paperhaul box arrived earlier this week and I'd have had this to show you much earlier if I hadn't had a bit of an accident with my ankle. Anyway, this time the stationery subscription box is circus themed!

Friday, 3 February 2017

Talking About My Illness Doesn't Make Me Negative

'Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic'
Oscar Wilde

The above quote will be tattooed on me someday. I love it and I love Oscar Wilde. I also thinks it rings true for my life, especially my illness. I don't see my disability as a tragedy or something awful now, but when I was growing up with chronic pain, I certainly felt like it was a death sentence. I didn't see any way of getting used to the agony and everything associated with my condition, I thought it'd hold me back (and it did for a while), and I wanted to be 'normal'.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

January Favourites

Whaaa, how are we in February 2017? Scratch that, we're in 2017, I don't know about you but even typing that seems weird. So, January run-down, the main thing - I turned 30. Yeah, I know, I only look 22 right? Is that a push? Anyway, I digress, January was extremely exciting. Other than my birthday and my family visiting, I filmed something with BBC3 (I'll tell you about that another time) and I got all my paperwork ready to move back up north! Yesss.