Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Made in Chelsea, slut-shaming, and the problem with ‘girl code’


First of all, I know, I know – many people would think me ludicrous to base any deep discussion on the goings-on of Made in Chelsea: Ibiza. But while past story arcs have appeared somewhat dubious to say the least, the latest love triangle – which has spilled out into the Twittersphere – seems very real, and has opened up some really interesting debates. Not least, in my opinion, in its constant referring to the unwritten rules that female friends should live their lives by – the ostensible ‘girl code.’


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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

So Eco Brushes Review

Since watching a number of horrible TV programmes that focus on what we are doing to our environment (Vegucated, I’m looking at you) I have turned vegetarian. I KNOW. I used to eat steak for breakfast. But whatever. I am also doing a lot more generally to try and live a little more sustainably - cutting down on plastic, consciously recycling, still not driving a 4x4. You know the sort of thing.

Since it seems somewhat pointless to do that and then just like, brush pollution onto your face, I was excited when So Eco got in touch about their new natural make up brushes.



Isn’t it nice to know that the brushes you use on your face every day are completely natural? I mean, you are literally using them to brush your FACE. Would you brush your face with, say, the carcass of a dead fox? No. (I wish I hadn't typed that, it's made me feel a bit sick - but you get my point).

You don't have to worry about dead fox juice (STOP) with So Eco, as their brushes are 100% ethically sourced – including their packaging and transit. The brush handles are made from bamboo and recycled aluminium. In short, they’re made from plants! (And plants DON'T feel pain. Don't make a TV show about that, Netflix).
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

10 things that happen to every girl on Valentine’s Day


Because love really is all around, everyone.


1. You will talk cynically about how Valentine’s Day is stupid and not even a real holiday, you should show love every single day of the year, and it’s all just a big farce created by Hallmark to get you to buy more pieces of folded card for £4.99. You are too cool for Valentine’s Day, obviously. It's just another day, right?

2. And then you’ll throw a mega tantrum when your other half tells you actually, he’s going to spend the 14th at work drinks because it's just another day, right? He just doesn’t get it.


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Friday, 27 January 2017

How to be British

*Sidenote: this post is not about British nationalism. Sorry, fans of Donald Trump/Nazis who got here by mistake. 

A work colleague of mine is helping his friend study for the British citizenship test. I was having a look at the questions and was baffled by how few of them I knew. For example – ‘What is the name of the admiral who died in a sea battle in 1805 and has a monument in Trafalgar Square?’ Erm – is that relevant?

And it got me thinking about what it means to be British, or rather, what I would define at Britishness. So here are the things I think you really need to know to prove you grew up in Britain:

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