How I've Organised My New Dressing Table

Before we had even moved into our new place, I knew that one of the first things I wanted to treat myself to was a dressing table. I had visions of m…
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October 2019 Gratitude List - Teesside & Tech

Another month has been and gone, so it's my favourite time again - gratitude list time! If you've been here for a little while, you'll kn…
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Middlesbrough's Newest Hidden Gem, The Prickly Pear Bistro*

Last month, I wrote a post all about the best restaurant in Teesside for a parmo (a restaurant that I've visited a couple of times since then and…
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I'm Officially Off The Pill - My Thoughts & Your Responses

Cast your mind all the way back to August. It feels like such a long time ago now, but around the middle of the month, I wrote a blog post called …
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What Do I Think Of Haus Laboratories By Lady Gaga?

Celebrity makeup is one of those things that divides people in the beauty community. It's kind of like Love Island or the way that you eat a Jaff…
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My First Experience At Twisterella Festival, Middlesbrough*

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times - Teesside is the place to be right now. I'm sure you're all sick of me harping o…
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My Opinions On The Rise & Fall Of The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off - arguably one of the nation's favourite TV shows, especially if you like pretending you know a butt ton about baking …
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Stellar Projects Brings The Moon To Teesside With Nightfall #AD

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times - Teesside is the place to be at the moment, particularly if you're into arts or the …
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A Review Of The Me, Myself & MMMMitchell Palette

Ever since I started writing my empties posts, I've noticed a massive shift in my mindset. I've done so well with saving money, using the stu…
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September 2019 Gratitude List - Thrifting, Pride & Breakthroughs

I know I sound like such an old woman when I say this, but I can't quite believe that it's October. 2019 has been a jam-packed year and Septe…
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The Ultimate Oreo and White Chocolate Cheesecake

Surprise! I've got a brand new baking post! You guys know how much I love to bake and share recipes, but in between moving house and recovering f…
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Our Town Is The Menu 2019 Experience

For this year's Festival of Thrift, I had decided that I wanted to be immersed in the experience. Most years, I had just gone along to the festiv…
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10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Festival of Thrift

Festival of Thrift is above and beyond my favourite event that we have here in Teesside. I look forward to it coming around every year and 2019 was n…
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Products I've Recently Used Up - Empties #2*

Guess who forgot that she was kind of into writing empties posts and needs to keep hold of her rubbish to take photos of? Yep, this gal. Some time ha…
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5 Pieces Of Advice On Job Hunting After University

Graduation – it’s a time that’s supposed to be happy and a brilliant reflection on the years of education that you’ve had. However, for me, it was a …
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The Best Restaurant For Parmos in Teesside - The Ship at Redmarshall

'Proper' date nights don't happen too often in our house. You know the kind - going out to the cinema or bowling or some other fun activi…
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August 2019 Gratitude List - Honesty & Holidays (#affiliate)

What a quick month August was! I kind of feel like I went to sleep and it all zoomed past, and now I've opened my eyes, it's September. We…
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My 4 Favourites From Makeup Revolution's High Gloss Polish Line

I talk a fair bit about beauty on this blog, but one thing that gets kind of neglected is nails. A little known fact about me, though, is that I LOVE…
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Why I Want To Stop Taking The Pill

It's about to get real personal up in here! Let me start this by saying that the topic of sex and relationships isn't something I've talk…
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5 Ways That I Navigate Blogging & A Full Time Content Job (affiliate)

Ahh - the age old conversation of how on earth does one continue to blog whilst juggling a full time job. It's something that I've briefly me…
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The Best Tapas at The Square Orange, Keswick

Visiting somewhere as a kid and visiting that same place as an adult are totally different experiences - this is something that I realised on mine an…
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My Sectoral Heterochromia Makeup Tips

It feels like donkeys years since I've done a beauty post and considering they're one of my favourites to do, I figured it was about time, bu…
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July 2019 Gratitude List - Crafting, Collabs and Companions

Is it just me or was July a total drag? It feels like months since I wrote a gratitude list because July just seemed to go on forever and ever. As a …
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How I Organise My Work, Blog & Home Life With Mål Paper*

I've made it no secret that my life has been crazy hectic over the past few weeks. In between trying to move house, settle into new responsibilit…
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Our Second Hand Home: Furnishing With Freebies #1

This could be the most boring blog post on the planet, but if you love a good nosy in people's houses, it could be a gold mine. So, as my blog se…
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Unwinding With Crafts At Make & Mend Festival 2019 #AD

When life feels like it's getting completely on top of you, it can be really difficult to try and make some respite time for yourself. You might …
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Asian Food and Cocktails at The Purple Peacock, Yarm*

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times, one of my favourite things about living in the Teesside area is the constant development…
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June 2019 Gratitude List - Moving Home and Baseball

I feel like this is just the stock thing to say at this time of the year, but holy moly, can you believe how quickly this year has gone? We're pa…
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Our Second Hand Home: 5 Things I Learned While Painting & Decorating

While I think it'll be super fun to do lots of updates on the house as part of my Our Second Hand Home series, I also wanted to throw in a few fu…
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Why Is There An Audience Stigma With Love Island?

I watch Love Island and I'm not ashamed to say it, despite the amount of negativity I have heard about the people that watch the programme. I'…
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Our Second Hand Home: Starting From Scratch

I've talked a lot over the past few weeks about how Alex and I have got a new place, and also that my mental health has been kind of terrible, bu…
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Make & Mend Festival Returns To Preston Park #AD

Teesside readers, let me ask you a question. Am I imagining things or is our little corner of the North East becoming more and more arts-friendly? I&…
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How Am I Getting On With My 2019 Goals?

As far as I see it, we are slap bang in the middle of the year. Middle of the sixth month, surely that means we're halfway through? And because o…
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My New Summer Lipcare Favourite From Maskitec*

I'll be the first person to hold my hands up and say that I don't take the best care of my lips. I love a good moisturiser for my skin and sw…
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Products I've Recently Used Up - Empties #1*

I did a poll on Twitter not too long ago to find out if people still read empties posts and as you might have guessed, the answer was no. That being …
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May 2019 Gratitude List - Music and Lightbulb Moments

Well, this is a bit of a shock, isn't it? I've been totally silent on The Northernist for pretty much the entirety of May, but I have a good …
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What I Bought From The Urban Decay x Game Of Thrones Collection + Swatches

This time, I mean it. The spending ban is happening. But when I saw that Urban Decay were collaborating with Game of Thrones on a collection, I reall…
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April 2019 Gratitude List - Over-Achieving & First Class Trains

Gosh, it feels like an absolute lifetime since I wrote a gratitude list. Does anyone else feel like April was about a year long?! It's not that i…
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My Favourite Place For Sunday Dinner In Middlesbrough - The Chairman

If you were to ask me what I would want as my final meal on Earth, I would have to say a Sunday dinner. Yes, I'm that typical Brit that can't…
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Trying All Natural Haircare - First Impressions Of Neogen Shampoo & Conditioner*

One thing I definitely don't talk about enough on my blog is my hair. I'll share so many aspects of my life and waffle on about makeup until …
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3 Looks, 1 Palette - ColourPop x Disney Villains Misunderstood

I don't know about you, but I'm rather enjoying this whole do-a-load-of-lifestyle-posts-then-randomly-drop-some-beauty-posts format. Sure, I …
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What I Bought From The ColourPop Disney Villains Collection + Swatches

One brand that seems to capture my heart with every launch that they put out is ColourPop. They're fun, innovative and so incredibly affordable t…
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Making Messy Profiteroles

I actually can't believe I'm about to type these words... I have done some baking! It's been such a long time since I've baked someth…
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March 2019 Gratitude List - Taking Things From 0 To 100

You guys, I'm kind of completely floored at how this year is going. I sometimes look back at my other gratitude lists and just think 'how the…
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25 Things I've Learned In 25 Years

Happy birthday to me (for yesterday)! If you're brand new here, this post is a little something that I like to do to mark my birthday, and this y…
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What Happens When You Accidentally Travel With Your Lost Passport

This is definitely not a post I thought I'd be writing. I thought I was gonna go to Amsterdam, take a load of pictures, come back and write loads…
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The iamsterdam City Card: Is It Worth It?

If you've been keeping up with my socials, you'll know that I've just come back from a trip to Amsterdam - one of my favourite cities in …
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Am I Too Ambitious?

Ambitious. I like to think that's a word that means different things to different people. It can mean that you're super strong-willed and det…
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February 2019 Gratitude List - Appreciation and Opportunities

The gratitude lists are still going strong! I will admit though, finding time to sit and blog has been difficult, so I'm a bit surprised that I&#…
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