Following the backlash against CancerResearchUK's latest campaign "OB_S__Y is a cause of cancer", I decide to explore the potential effect of the campaign and whether it should be deemed as fat-shaming.
I'm a big believer in self-love and often think that we should spoil ourselves a lot more. February has been a bit of a rubbish month for me so I've been treating myself A LOT! I thought I'd share with you all some of my favourite things that I've bought, or received, that would be perfect if you're in the mood to treat yourself too!
Spring is almost upon us and I'm definitely feeling a little mushy after Valentines Day. I don't have any weddings to go to this year, but I know the struggle of finding that perfect spring wedding dress / graduation dress / posh party dress. Coast have a beautiful range of dresses for spring occasions.
I cannot resist a nice hoodie or sweatshirt and this one is definitely the NICCEst (see what I did there?). My outfits have been a little 'extra' recently so I thought it would be nice to share the sort of thing I'd wear on a normal day out
I can't believe that Valentines is tomorrow! Whether you want an outfit so good it'll make your man start looking at diamond rings, or one so bad it'll make your ex cry from losing you - there's so much to find on Mercari!
I listen to an odd selection of music at the gym and I thought it would be funny to share it with you guys! From musicals to rock to pop, I have a real mix of genres and tastes when I'm working out and will often be in HMV looking for new tracks to add to my collection. I hope you guys are ready for this - don't judge!!
I remember seeing a clip of Ricky Gervais using M.E as part of his stand up comedy act... "Oh no, M.E, that's the one where 'I don't feel like going to work today'", he says, miming calling in sick and pretending to go back to sleep. How can I identify as disabled, when many people still don't recognise the seriousness of my condition as they do others?
I'm now out of my brace (and into some hot-pink tape!) and able to exercise again. What's more motivating than new gym gear? Nothing! So when New Look got in touch with the chance to try out some of their new sportswear collection, I jumped at the chance! (At least, I would have if I could jump right now!)
It's so important not to underestimate the power of a long and deep sleep on your body - both mentally and physically. Inspired by Georgia Knight's post 'Too Scared To Sleep | My Struggle With Night Terrors', I thought I'd share with you all some new products I've discovered, and some old favourites too, which contribute towards getting a good night's sleep
If you're looking to really make a splash this summer, perhaps you'd like to join the celebrities by wearing Melissa Odabash designer swimwear. The former swimsuit model definitely knows her stuff when it comes to creating gorgeous pieces, so I thought I'd put together a little wishlist! Everything shown is available on SimplyBeach.com!
As my confidence grows, I feel more comfortable trying different trends to find my own unique style. The amount of time I’ve spent housebound due to chronic illness over the past 6 and a half years has left me with a lot of anxiety - especially when it comes to what I’m wearing.
I was always that kid that rolled their eyes whenever their mum told them to take a coat, but it's now 2018 and I CAN'T STOP BUYING THEM!! I found two gorgeous coats in New Look and couldn't decide between them so (of course) had to buy both!
Standing at a whopping 5 ft 2 (and a half), I'm always looking for ways to make myself look taller. I'm a firm believer in high waisted EVERYTHING and so, when the palazzo trouser trend came about, I was definitely intrigued.
Thanks to Debenhams (aka my new fairy godmother), I spent Saturday night at the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball. Words can't describe the excitement I felt when I received the invite - I think I screamed... and then cried... and then called my mum! But then came the task of deciding what to wear.
Rather than the typical 'for him' or 'for your mum' gift guides, I've decided to write one to help you find the perfect gifts for the people that you NEED to impress, but don't really know. This could be your new partner's family, the new manager at work who you desperately need to wow, or your neighbour who feeds your cats whilst you're on holiday. I've prepared a range of gifts which aren't too intimate or expensive, but are sure to excite!
Launched at the beginning of summer, Pizza Express's Vegan Giardiniera pizza has been eaten over 200,000 times and has won the title of 'Best Vegan Pizza' in PETA's 2017 Vegan Food Awards. To celebrate this, and World Vegan Day, I was one of the lucky bloggers invited to Pizza Express' first ever Vegan Pizza party!
Southern Pursuits, located at Tulley's Farm in Crawley, offered me a fun day out and - of course, I jumped at the chance! Southern Pursuits has a whole range of activities, including clay pigeon shooting, archery and hovercrafts. I chose to do quad biking and axe throwing - an activity quickly growing in popularity due to Game of Thrones.
As someone who's struggled with their health, staying well over winter is particularly important to me. Flu season is approaching so I thought I'd share my favourite things that help to keep me going through the cold and rain!
As you guys know, I moved house! Amongst the IKEA trips, bed building and unpacking, it would have been so easy to live off pizza and takeaways! Thankfully, the Nuttie Elves at Nutritional Organic sent me a lovely box filled with fruit and veg
The Squat Magic promises to help you squat with virtually no strain on your knees, and up to 30kg less strain on your joints. My knees (and ankles) are really badly affected by my Fibro flare ups so this is the perfect time to test how true these claims are...
I know what you're thinking, "Ali, I saw your graduation pictures!", but I made the decision not to attend my graduation ceremony! I touched on things a bit in my Instagram post - but I wanted to write a blog post about it to help others in my situation.