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#BEDN: Beauty, or 'Where was I when everyone learnt this stuff?!'

Today’s #BEDN prompt is ‘beauty’, and my first thought was to write something cheesy about how ‘beauty is only skin deep’ or something, but I haven’t had enough wine for that! However, it did bring to mind the hoards of Zoella-esque Beauty Gurus, with their ‘on fleek’ eyebrows and ombre lips and smokey eyes, and yet as we have seen here, I haven’t got a bloody clue! Regular guest blogger Bethan is my own personal beauty guru and every time she answers my panicked texts (wtf is an eyelash primer?!) with cool calm confidence, I wonder where I was when everyone else was at 'how to be a successful woman' classes?!

#BEDN: Home Office Tour

Today's #BEDN prompt is "style". I'm currently sat here in my PJs and a giant varsity hoody from a University I didn't even go to - so safe to say that I am not the right person to talk style in regards to fashion! That said, I decided I'd do a little home office tour, as it's the only room in the house that is entirely mine, (& the kitten's too of course!) and I think it shows off my "style" the best.

How my optimism has failed me...

Generally, in my everyday life, I’d like to think of myself as pretty low-maintenance. When it comes to buying gifts, for example, family and friends often remark how easy it is to buy for me. I don’t want diamonds or designer clothes, a battered old book, novelty socks or craft supplies would make me much happier! So when it came to planning for the wedding, I figured my vision of a beautiful, outside, rustic themed ceremony was pretty low-maintenance too.

How bloody wrong I was!

“What am I doing with my life?!”. Safe to say that is a sentence I have been saying a lot more recently, as the job hunt continues. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve not applied for a huge number of jobs, only ones that seem ‘perfect’, and I’ve not really received any rejections as such. So it’s not as if the job hunt is going horrifically, I am just slowly losing confidence. Perhaps not in myself, (I am wonderful), but perhaps in others’ ability to recognise this(!)

Codiekinz' Top Tips for CV Writing Success!

Major nerd alert: I LOVE rewriting people’s CVs. I think it’s the same principle as tidying someone else’s room. Doing yours seems impossible, but something new and unseen is weirdly fulfilling. So last weekend I offered my CV rewriting services as a freebie (or ‘pay what you like’) to get some buzz around them, but to also enable some of my student friends to be able to get their CV looked at without forking over cash. It’s been great and I got a whole load to look over, so I figured I would write a little post about my top tips!

I'm practically Rapunzel!

I’ve spent the last hour desperately trying in vain (in all senses of the word) to take a picture to show you how good my hair looks right now. My camera must be faulty. But trust me when I say, it is the strongest, thickest and healthiest it has ever been. As someone who used to dye her hair more than she changed her bedding, my poor hair hasn’t been in a great condition since I was about 13. So what’s sparked this change?

Girl Online: A Review

I’ve only ever seen a few of Zoella’s vlogs and they’re fine. I don’t think I am the target audience, so she is certainly not my favourite vloggers, however as an avid fan of all Youtube culture, it was never in doubt that I would end up reading her debut novel, Girl Online. I read the whole thing in less than 12 hours, and I’m surprised to say that I didn’t hate it.

Attachment: A Review

I loved Eleanor & Park and I’m not sure any Rainbow Rowell book will ever live up to it in my eyes, but of course I wanted to give her others ago. I was really not sure about Attachments until after I had gotten past the half-way mark, which is exactly how I’d felt about Landline.

Another day, another Youtuber is found to have harassed his fans, and more my respect for the Youtube community I so want to be a part of, falters. The thing that drew me to Youtube, was how open a creative platform it was, however, what once was an incredible way to connect with content makers, seems to have become a way for some to exploit their power.