‘Why is everyone shaving their legs all of a sudden?’ 13 year old me asked. ‘Oh don’t I wish I had fair hair and didn’t have to worry about this!’ 14 year old me thought. ‘Why do I feel obligated to shave my arms and legs? How, if at all, should I be shaving my bits?’ 16 year old me asked. ‘Will boys like me like this? Or do they prefer that?’ 18 year old me asked.  ‘STOP!’ says 20 year old me. Growing up, going through puberty and all that jazz, the big question of shaving was a big part of life. I was very self-conscious, having dark hair which tends to grow fairly thick on my legs and on my arms. I would ask my mum when I could shave my legs, and…

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Here is everything you need to know about Instagram editing and how to get that beautiful, vibrant and aesthetic feed. It took some time, but after asking so many questions, doing my research and seeking advice, I can honestly say that I love the skills that I’ve developed that allow me to take and edit my pictures, both for here on the blog and on Instagram. It makes me super proud of how far I’ve come when you guys reach out to me and in turn ask for advice on how to edit your pictures so that your feed has that ‘Instagram aesthetic’ look. There is no such thing as the perfect picture or the perfect filter. Different content creators and artists have their own individual styles and look that they want to achieve. Some…

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‘It was a year of independence, self-love, experimentation and most of all, at the end of the year, a sense of escapism from Seychelles (home). My first months were marked by homesickness, uncertainty and depression, with my world doing a complete 180 in a matter of a few months but, looking back, although tough, it was one of the best things to happen because it forced me out of my comfort zone and has led to me making new friends, cementing bonds with my old ones, treasuring my family, all whilst giving me the freedom to grow and learn at my own pace both academically and personally.’ ~ From Seychelles to Malaysia Everyone said that university is going to be the best few years of our young lives. And in many ways it is. It’s…

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With summer officially upon us, and lots of adventures planned, there are a few items that I’ve noticed have become staple items in my handbag and my wardrobe and there are so many fun trends that have either come back or just begun! I know how much I love seeing what other people are wearing and what new things they’re enjoying this season so I thought I’d share mine too. Here’s a rundown of some of my basic summer essentials that I don’t leave the house without, my summer makeup bag and some of my favourite fashion pieces this season!  Summer handbag essentials: I have two handbags that I use on the regular these days. The first is a simple little orange Tori Burch over the shoulder day bag. It doesn’t fit too much into…

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