How falling down the stairs in a jumpsuit reminded me to be humble

I have no interest in being perfect, but I am interested in being humble.

Remember that time I told you about how I fell down the stairs at a very well-attended party?

If not, let me summarise for you: Picture the scene, I’m at a party with (what seemed like) a million people I went to University with, and other friends of friends, and I’m having to pretend that I’m feeling myself big time, because, for a number of different reasons, I feel insecure.

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Yes to Coconuts Polishing Body Scrub: Impartial Review

I’ve always been an enthusiastic exfoliator, and while I’m very much opposed to real life scrubs, I do think a good body polish is an essential skincare product.

I tested out this Yes to Coconuts scrub over two weeks, below is my completely impartial review.


Guess what this product smells like? Go on! Yep it’s coconuts, but not like coconuts in the wild, it’s very much a ‘imitation’ coconut smell.

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Phoebe Parke on… The Importance of Staying in Your Lane

Taking time out to get to know oneself is a trend which has grown massively over the past few decades.

Teenagers now take gap years before University to find themselves, young adults go backpacking to get in touch with their inner selves, and people of all ages embark on self-discovery missions every day through retreats, meditation and yoga.

But once you’ve found yourself, what’s next? In my opinion, it’s finding your lane, and staying in it.

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Motel rocks behind the scenes collage

Sneak Peek: Motel Rocks SS15

Motel Rocks is easily the coolest brand I know, so it follows that their press day was pretty trendy too. I swung by their Central London based office last week and was shown the funky SS15 collection.

After stroking the fluffy skirts and eyeing up the printed separates I had a temporary tattoo applied by Seekers of the Sun munched on popcorn and drank way too much (full fat) coke. Manicures were also being done by the expert hands of Betties and Baldwins.

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Impartial Review: Mazuri Olive Oil Sheen Spray

I get hair envy on a daily basis, so when I was sent this sheen spray by Be Box (the subscription box for women of colour), I had to try it out. To make this review fair and uniform with my other reviews, I have laid out 5 criteria to test this product by: Smell, Effectiveness, Convenience, Ingredients and the ‘R Factor’, the meaning of which will be revealed later…

When I unwrapped this product, the first thing I did was smell it. So many hair products have such strong smells that they really put me off using them; there is nothing worse than meeting someone for the first time and getting knocked out by an overpowering cloud of hair product. This product smells amazing, the best way I can describe it is a gentle smell of the forest with a sugary topnote, sound strange, smells amazing.

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