Monday, 24 July 2017

How I Cleared Up My Severe Acne

I’ve struggled with acne since I was 11 years old. I’ve experienced all variations, from a few minor whiteheads here and there to large under the skin cysts that were painful even when I simply moved my jaw. I’ve tried an endless amount of skincare products, prescription only creams, oral antibiotics and hormonal contraceptive tablets, all with little to no affect. It wasn’t until I was 18 years old and had someone spit in my face because of my acne, which you can read about here, that I went to my doctor and, through a lot of tears, requested being put on a treatment that is pretty much the final resort for anyone struggling with acne. I’ve now been on this treatment twice and I have spoken about it in my previous acne post, and also my reasons for having to go on it a second time, so to get the full picture please head on over and check out that post, but for today I am going to be chatting you through what this treatment is, the side effects that I experienced and my final opinion on it. I am also going to preface this post by saying that I am not a skin expert, I am not a dermatologist, I am not qualified to tell you that this will work on your skin and that you will have the same experience as me, I am just sharing my experience and my opinion and hopefully giving someone who’s struggling with acne some information about a potential option! If you do think this treatment is something you want, please please research it fully and make sure you’re aware of all the potential side effects and information before making a decision. But with that said, here is how I cleared up my acne!

Monday, 17 July 2017

Day In The Life | Summer 2017

 As I’m now in my last ever summer between academic years, I thought it might be fun to do a little day in the life post to show you guys what I get up to on a regular day. I personally love reading posts like this and I figured I could turn this into a little series for when I’m back at uni/working/relaxing at home etc. I think it’s really interesting to see what people get up to in a regular day, even though for me somedays it’s not very much, so I hope you enjoy this little insight into my life!

Monday, 10 July 2017

Why We Should All Appreciate Our Friends More

"Friends are the family we choose for ourselves" - Edna Buchman

I've been thinking a lot about friendship recently and all the different friends I've made throughout the years, some that I still see, others that I've drifted from. I've been very lucky to have met some incredible people and form relationships with them, whether that's lasted for a short while or indefinitely. Everyone that I've met has impacted my life in a different way, and when I think about the friends that I have now, I'm so so thankful that these brilliant people have come into my life and changed it for the better.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Life Update | July 2017

I did that thing again where I don't write for a while and then I forget how to do it. These past few weeks have been so jam-packed with places I needed to go, people I wanted to see and things I needed to do that by the time I sat down to try and write a post, the words wouldn't come. Back in my last Life Update post, I mentioned that I was focusing this blog on more personal and advice style posts, which means that it's even more difficult to write a post if I'm in a rush because I want to make sure I'm doing the topic I'm talking about justice, rather than just publishing a post for the sake of it. So apologies that there was no blog post on monday, but things should be back to normal as of next week! 

Monday, 26 June 2017

Why You Should Take 'Over-Emotional' As A Compliment

‘You cry at everything!’      ‘It’s just a film!’       ‘You get excited too easily!’
Ever had those things said to you? Yep, me too. For as long as I can remember I’ve had everyone I know tell me I’m over-emotional. Occasionally, I’ll find someone who thinks it’s a good thing and they won’t poke fun at me for it, but most of the time people see it as a negative trait. Well, I’m here to tell you why it’s NOT!