I have been living in my area for around 10 years now and to be honest, I only know a few of the neighbours in my street. It’s sad but to be honest, I do not really get much opportunity to see many people due to how busy I am. I think the only neighbours that I recognise and say hello too would be my next door neighbours and a few houses either side. I do say hello and make small talk in the street, but it rarely ever goes beyond that. It’s nice to think we have lovely neighbours as I couldn’t imagine having awful people living next to me, so I feel thankful that we live where we do.  It would be lovely if we all had the opportunity to get to know each other more, maybe with over a BBQ (any excuse for some new garden furniture… View Post

We all have those weekends where we’d much rather sit in our pyjamas than go out. I do love going out with my friends and taking the time to get dressed up, but sometimes a simple night in can be just as good. Armed with a Netflix account and some Night-In staples, I know just how to make my cozy night in a perfect one. Step One: Snacks No night in is complete without a bunch of food to snack on while you’re lazing about in your loungewear (aka pyjamas) binge watching Netflix. Pizza, popcorn, chocolate, ice cream & crisps are my fave. Yeah I know, totally not good for me but hey, let me live. Ordering in a takeaway can get pretty expensive and can take forever to be delivered, which is why I like to buy my own pizza from the supermarket to save time and money. Chicago… View Post

When you grow up, and you’re born different to everyone else around you, you learn early on to embrace the differences. To accept who you are, be whoever you want to be and learn to love yourself.  However, there’s always that aspect of you that wishes you didn’t have to suffer the pain anymore. You’ll always be petrified that you’ll have to go through it again, because life just isn’t that certain. Anything can happen. When I was a young girl, I had major operations that severely altered my life and all of my family’s life. Our lives revolved around my wellbeing and making sure I wasn’t in pain or going to get any worse. I can’t imagine how hard that must have been for my parents, to watch their daughter go through what I did. I didn’t see what I went through, I lived it. I have a completely… View Post

I have kept this a secret for so long and I feel like I’m about to burst now I can finally share this with you all! The most exciting project of my life, my short film with BBC Three is finally live! I can’t tell you how much this means to me, to get the opportunity to share my story and hopefully inspire others to be comfortable in their own skin and believe in themselves. Growing up with a facial disfigurement was challenging and extremely difficult to comprehend sometimes. In and out of hospital, the pain and coming to terms that I’d have to live (and look) like this for the rest of my life. It wasn’t easy and I’m so happy that I’ve had the constant love and support around me so that I can proudly say, I am happy and confident. Makeup isn’t usually the first thing you’d… View Post

Every single summer I’d look forward to brand new stationery for going back to school. It’s actually probably one of the only aspects I miss about the place. My mam would go mad with the amount I’d spend on expensive fine liners, highlighters, pencil cases (I had a new one every month), erasers and more. When you’re 13, your stationery says a lot about you – especially the pencil case. It was the only form of self-expression we really had in school and I took it super seriously. Fast forward a few years, my love of stationary is still very much alive and I’m often found swooning over Ban.Do, Kate Spade and pretty notebooks. In fact, on my desk alone right now I have six of them. They look pretty on the ‘gram, okay? No judging here. Rooi.com is a website where I can live out all of my fancy stationary… View Post