Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2016 - YouTube review

12 February 2018

So I did it! I finally released my first YouTube video, I feel ancient considering I’ve been watching YouTubers for over 4 years and I’ve only just started mine up but that doesn't matter because the important thing is that I've started! Thankfully my aim isn’t to become famous just have a platform to talk about books and whatever I fancy, as well as share my thoughts with people.

I had to cut my first video in half because I talk way too much and I didn’t want to have a long video as my first video, and YouTube has restrictions on loading videos that are longer than 15 mins if you’re not verified or something like that. Regardless I finally have my first video up, even if it is in two parts.

I hope with time I can get the settings absolutely right as I know for sure my camera has the ability to produce a more high resolution video. Until then I’d love it if you could check out the videos, leave me a comment, like & subscribe. I have so many ideas for other videos and hopefully, once I get into the swing of things I'll be more concise and articulate in my videos.

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My to-be-read pile for 2018

29 January 2018

Inspired by the wonderful Madeline and her must-read for 2018 post, I wanted to share the books I'm looking forward to reading this year. I always have books in mind to read but then get distracted by deals or hype and forget about the books I've been dying to read, so hopefully, this list will hold me accountable.

This is also the perfect time to post this because I'm starting a YouTube channel that's gonna be all about books! At least for the time being. I finally bit the bullet and did it and I'm slowly thinking up content to post on. The first video will be out on Sunday 4th February and it's about the Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2016 so make sure you subscribe to catch it and let me know what you think :)

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
I've heard about this book for the longest time and saw the funniest thread about it last year when a girl was reading it on the train. The title itself is enough to make it intriguing but being a black woman in Britain I want to read it to find out what the author's experiences are because I've had lots! Learning some history would also be great, ever since I read Homegoing I've been wanting to delve deeper into Ghanaian/African/Black writing.

[guest post] Chemical peels: what are they and how do they work?

1 January 2018

Happy new year readers! Is anyone nursing a sore head this today? I kept it low key. I know today is super early but I wanted to get straight back into it with blogging and I have a guest post to share with you on skincare. I'm mainly sharing because I'm going through a series of skin peels myself, but want to wait until the end of my treatment so share my views. Until then please enjoy this post by John about chemical peels and how they work.


In the era of viral YouTube videos where people can’t peel off their face masks, it may seem tedious to see another post about any facial treatment, after all, we’ve seen what knock-off brands can do. But one overlooked procedure that’s a professional and safe step-up from that black peel off horror is chemical peels. Yes, the word ‘chemical’ sounds scary but actually this procedure may be the solution to acne and uneven skin tones and blemishes.

 A chemical peel is made up of alpha hydroxyl acids, trichloroacetic acid or phenol. It sounds scary, but in reality, it can have some amazing results and a cleanse that over the counter products just cannot achieve.

Review: The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%

18 December 2017

I'm finally back to blogging, I've been taking some time away from blogging to settle into my new job and also for just a bit of self-care, however, I really wanted to get this post up as I'm in love with this product. It was also meant to be up a long time ago, as I was meant to review it alongside The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, so I'm really slacking! By now we know what The Ordinary is about, but if you're not sure they focus on quality key ingredients without the expensive price tag, but more info can be found by reading here and here.

[guest post] It’s the Holiday Season: A Lazy Girl’s Glam Guide

27 November 2017

The holidays are coming, yay! Between all the gift-giving, partying, booze, and fun time with friends, putting together great outfits can get exhausting for us lazy gals who just want to chill out a bit and have a good time. Who are these crazy people who spend more than two hours getting ready and why are they so damn flawless? Well, for you, our darling lazy fashionista, here are some great hacks that will have you looking smokin’ hot with minimal effort involved. 

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