Real Girl Struggles…. The Heat!

Firstly, I’d like to apologise that I didn’t post on Wednesday, I was struck by the plague i.e flu and have been a sniffling mess, still am, for the past few days. It seems pretty ironic that I’ve managed to catch a winter cold at this time of year! Which brings me on to my post, it’s bloody hot isn’t it?

Us Brits, can’t be happy whatever the weather, well especially me. I complain when I’m too cold and I complain even more when it’s too hot. I like the thought of basking in the sunshine, but unfortunately I have to park my bum in the shade within a couple of minutes, in the case of overheating and ending up looking like something that’s just come off the BBQ. I feel like it’s worse for girls, sorry guys. That summer dress that you thought would be just perfect for this weather, is now sticking to your bum and you can’t even dream about sitting on the grass because you end up with bits of nature stuck all over you. Not to mention the flies that are hovering around you because you sprayed too much of your Britney Spears perfume, you might as well just accept that everyone thinks that you must smell. I envy boys sitting all comfortable in their shorts and vest, stretching out and enjoying the rays, whilst I’m worrying if the sweat dripping down my face is going to make my make up streak. It’s a hard life.

Sunglasses, thought to be the holy grail when the suns out, but someone’s forgot to mention that they get caught and savage your hair in the process, as well as leaving little indents in your nose, making it look like you’ve been punched in the nose. Someone, anywhere, needs to invent comfortable sunglasses, please, for my sake at least. Can you tell that the heat makes me agitated? I want to love the heat and I really do try, but it seems to be that the sunshine makes me happy for all of two minutes, then I turn into a grouchy, sweaty mess. 

The only thing that would sum up my mood right now and to sum up me in general over the Summer period, is this picture. It’s okay though, I’m pretty sure we will be going back to Arctic temperatures in a couple of days…


Has anyone got any tips to keep cool and to prevent your make up from streaking in the heat?


Lots of Love,



Real Girl Stuggles… Taking Compliments 

I know, everyone loves compliments whether it’s about their hair, style and even to how good they smell, you can’t deny that it’s a real ego boost. What I struggle with is how to react after someone pays you a compliment? Most people say thanks and give a compliment back, a standard procedure, however a part of me dies inside and I feel my face heating up like a slow cooker.

Instead of being courteous and thankful like the good British etiquette, I half smile and justify why I should get that compliment.

Why do we need to justify compliments? When someone says “oh I really like your top,” why do I feel the need to say “yeah I only got it because it was on sale, I don’t really like it.” Why not, YEAH I GOT IT BECAUSE I LOOK SO DAM HOT IN IT! Obviously not to that extent, you don’t want to blow your own trumpet too much,  but you catch my drift.

I guess it depends on what kind of person you are, I’m definitely the person that would like others to admire from afar rather than put me through that humiliation and torture of complimenting confrontation.

It ends in me looking to the floor and coming across like a socially awkward potatoe.

I apologise in advance and thank you in advance for any, if any, compliments that may cross my path.
Lots of love,



Real Girl Struggles…Being Romantic

I would never claim to be the next Cupid and I’m not counting the days until Valentine’s; I am far from those

 American teenager characters in films that gush over every loving word, and write their secret crush in their notebook.

I hate everything about being romantic, well, I hate how hard I find it to be romantic. I cringe at every Facebook, Instagram and Twitter update that tells me how loved up people are, and it repulses me when I see people’s tongues swirling around at each others. I can’t stand it. I may sound bitter and jealous, but I’m not,believe me. I am ridiculously happy and content,  I just struggle to see how people be romantic without being sick a little bit.

So, in the bid to release my inner cupid, and to show Adam at how thoughtful I can be, I decided to do something romantic. A picnic, which involved lots of food and wine which makes anyone happy, especially me. The only way I could get through it was by indulging in cheese and biscuits and get mildly tipsy on a small bottle of wine.

The day was a success. I didn’t feel sick at how horribly cringey it was, only sick by eating way too much.Admittedly, it was great to just spend some quality time together in the outdoors, and not having to worry about anything for the afternoon. We walked 10 steps from the car, plonked ourselves down and we were happy with that. Who says romance is dead?

Maybe I can be this idyllic romantic rose that blossoms at the sight of love? Maybe I’m not so bitter after all? Maybe this is the start of my new romantic side?

Watch this space for updates on ‘how much I love my boy’ and watch out for the photos of me sticking my tongue down ‘my mans,’ throat.

Maybe in another life.

Lots of Love,



Make Up Storage/Bedroom Haul

I don’t know whether it’s because I’m getting older, or at the prospect of moving out soon, but I love all things that make a room look pretty. I’ve spent a lot of time making my bedroom look cute and girly and also organised, so I thought I’d share with you my recent purchases.


 Glass Vase – The RangeIMG_1080

This was a recent purchase and I absolutely love it. Originally it was meant to be for putting tea lights in, but I think it looks great as a vase for flowers. I love the rustic glass with the gold heart and straw detail and I love that it has a vintage feel about it. At the moment I have pink roses in it but I can’t wait to experiment with different coloured flowers.




Postcards – Paperchase

I’ve been collecting postcards for a while now and it’s great if you’re having a bit of a down way as I find they are full of positivity to cheer you up! They are a really simple and cost effective way to personalise your room, and they take little space too.



Make Up Storage – IkeaIMG_1133

I spend so long trying to organise my make up and this acrylic storage is my savior. The acrylic storage is filled with make up I reach for everyday, and it’s great if you’re in a rush, which I usually am! It has a removable tray which I think is meant to be for make up brushes but I store everyday foundations and concealers in these. I just love how it has a lipstick compartment that allows lipsticks to stand upright so you can easily see each shade. Although this is quite big in size, it keeps everything tidy and compact and is great to store go to make up products.


Make Up Pots – Paperchase

I’ve had these pots for a while and I absolutely love them. I’ve stored, eyeliners, brow products and mascaras in these, and it’s great that there are three different sizes for you to easily identify what is in each pot. I love the pretty and girly design on them and I think they make a great addition amongst my other storage.

Make up Brush Pots – IMG_1116Ikea
Over the past few months I’ve brought a lot of make up brushes and spent a lot of money, so these pots are great for preventing damage to them and to keep them all together. One of the pots I’ve used is for base products and the other contains far more intricate brushes. I just love the lace detailing of the pots as it adds a really pretty touch.




Lipstick Holder – Tiger

Another make up storage solution is this heart shaped, acrylic lipstick holder. It contains my top 6 favourite lipsticks that I wear on a day to day basis and it makes my life a whole lot easier as it saves me having to root through my whole make up.


Jewellery Stand – Lake DistrictIMG_1086-0

I get really irritated if one my necklaces gets tangled and this grey bird, metal jewellery stand is great for hanging special pieces. It has a lot of hooks and grooves so you put multiple items on it.  I brought it from a boutique store in the Lake District and I just love how it reminds me of how pretty it was there. It also has a dish attached to them bottom so if something falls of I know exactly where it will be!


Fairy Lights – The Range

What girl doesn’t like a good old fairy light? You’re never too old for these as they make a room super cosy, especially through the Winter. These ones have silver glittery butterflies on them and I find that the light is really soft and warming which is great. I find it so useful hanging them near where you sleep as you simply switch them off without leaving the comfort of your bed!

So there you have it, a few of my favourite pretty things that are displayed around my room. If anyone has any tips on how they store their make up, or general pretty and sparkly things, comment below!


Lots of Love,