So, I didn’t follow you back on Twitter?

I’m pretty sure it’s happened to us all. You get a new follower on Twitter at, let’s say, 8pm one night. Cool. Hey there, maybe we’ll end up being friends. But if you haven’t followed them back by the next day, well, they don’t hesitate to click the unfollow button. And sometimes it happens with the same person a few times. You’ve done nothing to offend them overnight, except not follow them back straight away. But what is so wrong with that? ** Before I get started, just a heads up. This is not a post about how I’m never…

Lusting After Dresses I Can’t Afford (And Praying I Win £500 to Spend at Maje!)

Summer is just around the corner, and I have plenty of events coming up – three holidays, my graduation and two weddings – all of which I have to find some gorgeous dresses for. After stumbling across Maje, a brand I’d not previously heard of, I fell in love with four fabulous dresses that would be just perfect. The downside? They’re pretty far out of my price range, and I can’t afford a single one. The upside? Maje happen to be running a competition to win £500 to spend. Yes please! Click here if you would like to enter the…

Meet my advertisers | April 2016

Already April has passed us by and summer is creeping up on us (and I can’t bloomin’ wait!). I had some wonderful bloggers advertise on my sidebar last month, and with shopping addicts, beauty lovers, bookworms and lots of pink, there’s definitely some great content for us girly girls to browse… www.pink-confetti.co.uk / www.twitter.com/pinkconfettiuk After living in both America and Italy, Kent-born Nicola is now settled in London and spends the spare time between her weird emergency service shifts blogging about a bit of anything and everything. Whilst her three main topics of interest are food, travel and fashion, Nicola…

Preparing for Summer Holiday Style with Aldo (plus a chance to win £500!)

I am a self-confessed holiday addict. And I’m proud of it. We all deserve to take some time off to relax in our perfect holiday setting and calm our minds. For me, a sunshine holiday is favourite, (though I do love a city break too!) and with Benidorm, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Tenerife coming up for me in 2016, I have plenty to look forward to. So when I saw that Aldo were running a competition to win £500 to spend with them, I jumped at the chance and browsed their site to pick out some of my summer favourites.…

Having a well-deserved #CalmDay

“Calm the mind, change the world.“ It’s no secret that I am stressed. Whilst juggling two part time jobs, a mathematics degree, numerous deadlines, plus blog posts and social media, my mind is constantly working overtime, even when I’m settled in bed ready to sleep. I struggle to find the time to put life on hold, breathe and just relax for a moment. Until, that is, Calm came into the picture. On Tuesday, I received a lovely ‘Keep Calm Package‘* from Penguin Random House (a special thank you to Kayleigh goes here!) to celebrate Michael Acton Smith’s Calm and take…

Let Me Tell You This #5

Happy Sunday! This week was my first week back to university after the Easter break and man, I am tired. Too many late nights have destroyed my sleeping pattern, but hey ho… noone to blame but myself, right? I have, however, had some fun goodies and have stumbled across some awesome blog posts! First and foremost, it’s Papa Gibbs’s birthday today! He’s officially an old man, and after reviewing their cupcakes previously, I was lucky to receive some more from Eat Your Photo* in time for my dad’s birthday, so a humongous thank you goes out to them and to…

Help for when you don’t quite follow the whole no-follow link thing

  As a blogger, you may have come across news recently that Google have updated their guidelines regarding no-follow links when working with brands and businesses, in particular receiving goodies for free in exchange for a review. That’s all well and good, but what if you don’t know what the bloody hell a no-follow link is?! Though I am by no means an expert, I’ve helped a few of my fabulous blogger friends grasp how it works, and so today I will try my best to help you too. What exactly is a no-follow link? Whenever a website is linked…

50 Things That Make Me Happy

  Sometimes it can be a little difficult to appreciate the little things in life, but it’s these little things that create the bigger picture. When the gorgeous Debra tagged me to write 50 things that make me happy, I took the opportunity to forget about all the stress sitting on my shoulders at this point in my life, and instead started reflecting on the normal, every day things that make me feel a little happier. 1. My boyfriend. He never fails to put a smile on my face and I still can’t believe how lucky I am to have…

Lusting After Coconut Lane Luxe

If you haven’t yet stumbled across Coconut Lane, where have you been? I’ve been getting goo-goo eyes looking at their stock, and I make a mental wishlist every time I browse the website. As if all of the current sprinkles, unicorns, glitter and pineapples weren’t enough, Coconut Lane have officially launched a new LUXE range, and the first few items from the range are available to buy now (and you can use my discount code BBB20 for 20% off)! The LUXE range is made up of luxury items that are simple, chic and scream glamour and sophistication. And with the…