Time To Be Selfish

Life is made up of compromises. In every kind of relationship, we have to compromise one way or another: whether it’s with your partner, your friend, family members or work colleagues. It can be as minuscule as going to Pizza Express because your friend wants pizza but really you want Nando’s; or as life altering as not taking an opportunity because you would be too far away from your partner. Continue reading “Time To Be Selfish”

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Quick Messy Dressy Bun Tutorial 

So I discovered this look when I was on holiday on New Years Eve; I’d gotten a little too carried away with the festivities at the beach bar and realised I had about 40 minutes to get ready for dinner. 

My hair was a mess from the beach but I didn’t have time to wash it. So I thought I need to create something that looks classy but hides how knotty my hair is. And this is the look I came up with.  Continue reading “Quick Messy Dressy Bun Tutorial “

How 2017 changed my life 

1. Go to the gym 6 times a week 

2. Only eat carbs after a work out 

3. Only drink alcohol once a month 

4. Work hard at uni 

These were my 2017 new year resolutions… doesn’t sound a lot of fun, right? My main goal was to lose weight because that’s what I thought would make me happy. I mean, surely if you’ve got a perfect body life doesn’t get much better than that? Continue reading “How 2017 changed my life “

Taking Gender Equality By Stormzy

You might not be able to tell from looking at me but I’m a huge Hip Hop fan; I love the old, the new and everything in between. It’s always been a passion of mine and I follow the movements very closely. However, one thing that has always been the same is the way that some rappers portray women in a derogatory way; referring to them as objects. It has generally always been part of the hip hop culture, so I hadn’t really questioned it until recently. Continue reading “Taking Gender Equality By Stormzy”

The Rarity Of Positive Media

I always start my day with 10 minutes in bed scrolling through social media and current affairs. Pretty much every day I see the same things: skinny, 6 foot models in most fashion adverts; reality TV stars posing with a protein powder and their toned mid-drifts out; and personal trainers showing off what they’ve been doing in the gym, muscles bulging. What do all these things have in common? They don’t show stretch marks. They don’t show cellulite. They don’t show any imperfections which makes us normal women feel like we shouldn’t have them. Continue reading “The Rarity Of Positive Media”

SophistaFit’s Of July

So as you know, every month I post clothes that I’ve found that hide certain insecurities and I go into detail about the fit – and of course, say where they’re from!

The first one is this gorgeous, velvet, snake print jumpsuit from River Island. I have always been weary of jumpsuits because they don’t leave much room to hide any lumps and bumps you might want to. Continue reading “SophistaFit’s Of July”

Beauty Vs Brains

I went to see Dunkirk at the cinema over the weekend and it really put a few things into perspective for me. First off, what a powerful film. If you haven’t seen it, it really is something that I think everyone should see. The realness and raw emotion it portrays is something like I’ve never seen. When you see what those men went through, it really does make your own problems looks incredibly insignificant.  Continue reading “Beauty Vs Brains”