Real Issues That Affect Us

General Election

I know that the majority of you (reading this) are either voters or in your late teens (and are from the UK), so you’ll be eligible to vote (sooner than 2020)…

You’ll know that there’s a “Snap” election – which has absolutely nothing to do with Snapchat – happening on the 8th of June. Instead, it’s a general election where we, the citizens of the UK, get to vote for our Prime Minister.

You’ll also know that we didn’t get to vote for May… We were able to vote between Miliband and Cameron though, and fore or against Brexit too!

So, this is a message to YOU, it’s YOUR chance to CHANGE THIS!

Look, I’m not here to tell you who to vote for, but I’m also not here to tell you to vote Tory! I’ll tell you why…

You’ve seen what happened post-Brexit, right? …

YOU can’t tell me you’re happy with the UK being out of the EU – because what’s YOU without “EU”?

Answer: “Y” – as in “WHY HAS THIS SH*T HAPPENED?!”

People are at risk of deportation, prices are rising, help and funding from other sources has stopped…

It’s a social and economical mess!

Lest we forget how Cameron left straight after Brexit was announced, Farage stood down of his BULLSH*T party, and Boris Johnson couldn’t even hack it afterwards!

What does that tell you? The idiots who were pro-Brexit couldn’t even handle the fall out.

Then, then May was thrust in like a Wrecking Ball that no one wanted.

So, don’t fall for the lies the second time… Choose the RIGHT party – one that won’t stand down after calling most of our bluffs! But, we’re the ones “sabotaging”, right? 😳😑🤷‍♀️

Also, to avoid ‘thinking’ your vote WON’T count or having to say: “I voted the other way KNOWING* the other party would win” the next day – VOTE FOR THE ONE YOU ACTUALLY WANT TO WIN!!!

If you vote for shows like CBB, X Factor and BGT… VOTE IN THE ELECTION! It’s FREE and even MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER!

Let Brexit, what’s happened in the US (Fartface) and a leading party that has made all the wrong decisions be a lesson… This is our chance to put right past wrongs, a chance to fix it. Vote Corbyn. Let’s vote Labour.

Q&A

I’m running with these Tag ideas… My blog is literally going to just be me answering questions for the foreseeable. If variety be the spice of life – keep these #CUMIN!

Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

Eh? My wardrobe? The only way I would sleep with it open is if clothes were overflowing out of it. I wouldn’t randomly open it to keep it that way while I sleep… Who does that? 😆

The more I do these things, the more I thank God I’m my kind of crazy…

What do you drink with dinner?

Nothing. I don’t drink anything with dinner… I have a glass of water before it though.

Hot  Tea or Coffee?

I actually can’t pick… Of course I love coffee, but I’ve recently discovered Rose Petal tea… Girls/guys, try it. It’s actually scrumptious.

What is the first thing you notice about someone?

Smile. Smile with teeth be several heart thieves.

Favourite number?

23. No joke, I had a site up at the age of thirteen called Kiss23 and it was dedicated to Zoey 101. Yeah, if you thought I was sad then, I’m devastating now.

What inspired you to start blogging and why did you choose beauty as the focus?

I’ve answered this so many times, in so many ways… So, maybe I can try doing it in FrenchJ’aime écrire. L’écriture est ma vie… Why did I choose beauty? I’ll do this bit in German. Ich kaufe make-up… Ich trage make-up…

What was the best vacation you ever took?

SCHWEIZ. Nowhere does it for me like Schweizerland aka Switzerland aka Sweet Land.

What is your favorite activity outside of blogging?

Sleeping. Talking. Reading.

What is your favourite place to go in London?

London Zoo… I should live there tbh!

When you are feeling down what book is sure to cheer you up?

Facebook. Joking!

Sophie Kinsella OR Lindsey Kelk’s books are gold-dust when I’m down.

If money weren’t an option what would you do with your time?

I don’t need money to have a good time (at all)… If I had it, I’d just save it.

I’m really boring. Like – really, really boring…

I love traveling, but I don’t go on expeditions – I think you can see the world on a budget, you just have to be smart about it and not live pay check to pay check…

What’s your favourite quality about yourself?

I’ve been told I’m wiser than my years? I think that’s the best thing because my friends come to me for advice, and I can hold intelligent conversations well. I might laugh and joke constantly online, but in real life I’m a lot wiser than I let on (apparently).

Why do you tweet so much?

Ha! Life’s all about tweeting. Birds do it, legends do it, and then… Then there’s me.

Do you have any pets?

In my lifetime, I’ve shared houses with two tortoises, seven dogs, two cats, and about 4 birds (not at the same time, I swear). Do fish count as well? If so, we’ve kept a few of those too… Caviar?

To answer the question, I don’t have any pets currently but my family is looking into rehoming a dog… We did that abroad previously and it was incredibly rewarding.

Favourite part of blogging?

Having my words read (or not) by you lot. Hopefully read.

Why do you think beauty is important to women?

Every woman or man is beautiful. The ability to use products to enhance our inner beauties is what makes us externally beautiful.

What qualities do you look for in a friend?

Good banter. Good chat. Funny.

If you could move anywhere where would it be and why?

Definitely Australia, it’s been a life-long dream of mine. I’ll do it one day, I just have to sort other stuff out first.

Lemon Juice and Coconut Oil

So, I’ve decided to trial ‘Beauty Hack or Beauty Whack’ – a feature on my blog dedicated to stuff I find on the Internet which claim to “change your life“. First up is something I touched on yesterday… The experiment that claims to revert premature grey/white/silver hair to its natural colour.

Was I sold before trying it?

Look, a girl can dream, right..? As much as I’d hoped it would, I knew it wasn’t actually going to (least of all on the first try)…

Come on, I’m an optimist, positivist and someone who has hopes, dreams and aspirations – but I’m also not stupid or gullible – over stuff like this, anyway!

The overruling reason as to why I wanted to try this was because I know the benefits of applying lemon juice onto the hair and coconut oil too – so putting it on my hair for those reasons Justified it.

What you’ll need:

Juice of a lemon (3-4 tablespoons) 🍋

Coconut oil (4 table spoons, or enough to cover your hair)

As I said, this hack isn’t just for those who suffer from premature greys/whites/silvers from leading stress-free lives, waking up to rainbows above their beds, and singing Teletubbies… Oh no! You could do it just to boost the condition of your hair, making it healthier.

What you’ll need to do:

Mix the lemon juice and coconut oil together (melted, liquid consistency), and lather on your hair root/scalp to tip. Then, leave the solution on your hair for one hour, before washing off with a non-harsh shampoo and conditioner.

What does Coconut Oil do for the hair?

Coconut oil helps to condition the hair and scalp, it also strengthens the hair, treats the damaged and promotes hair growth. I knew all of that from before, but apparently – coconut oil also helps reverse greys and stop/prevent dandruff.

I find the latter hard to believe, I’ll tell you why… If you’re coating your hair with Organic coconut oil (with bits) you’re going to look like you have dandruff, even when you know it’s just shavings of coconuts.

The people you meet out and about don’t know that, do they? 😆 I’m speaking from experience…

What does lemon juice do?

Obviously lemon juice includes vitamin B, vitamin C, and phosphorus – this nourishes the hair, treats the root cause (pun intended) of greys, and claims to prevent premature greying.

I’m sure it does, don’t get me wrong, but if someone could’ve possibly called me up before I discovered my first grey and told me: “BATHE IN LEMON JUICE!” I think it would’ve helped more than telling me after finding my 6th…

Did the experiment work?

LOL. Major diluted LOL. Can we just laugh. Can you just accept my answer is LOL. Did you really think it would work in just one try? Come on now… The only way this’d work is if it was mixed in with the age old thing called HAIR DYE. That’s the only way you’ll get your natural hair colour back and reverse the grey!

It does say do this twice a week to see results – but I’m sceptical and don’t believe it… I’ll be doing this just because I like the way my hair feels and looks afterwards. It’s cheap, affordable and natural. My hair feels shinier, healthier and is easier to manage. No more ‘Russell Brand: The Early Days’ for me.

One Lovely Blog

BellaInzio is the absolute genie of a beauty/lifestyle blogger that has nominated us (me) for a ‘One Lovely Blog’ award. Go check her blog out and follow it, it’s really awesome! I love its style, layout, and the content too!

Bella, keep up the good work! Do your th-thang-thang, babes. I especially love the differentiation in posts but that the theme and relevance remains the same and still clear.

The Rules of This Award Go… Read & Read, Read & Read 🎶:

  1. The nominee should thank their Nominator (“They’ll Be Back!”) and link to their blog inside of the postage (stamp not included).
  2. They must copy & paste (or “caste“) the Rulesdem and embed the blog’s award badger (badge for animal lovers) as a form of physical imagery.
  3. Include 7 (Days) facts about yourself that you wouldn’t normally tell anyone in life, but wouldn’t mind putting it on the Internet for life!
  4. Nominate (sort of like Warren G) 15 people that you want to receive this AWWard.

The 7 Factualites of My Days:

  1. I currently look like a faded version of CeeLo Green’s Grammy 2017 alter-ego. I blame LUSH’s Golden Egg!
  2. I chase waterfalls, ’cause who on Earth wants to stick to the lakes and rivers that they’re used to?!
  3. I LIVE tweeted/posted about the last trimester of a Giraffe’s pregnancy from my room in London, the giraffe was in New York…
  4. I am actually one of you guys – an actual, living and breathing human. (debatable, but definitely datable).
  5. There’s only one human in the entire world (7+ billion population) who has the ability to release my inner Unicorn and Rhino.
  6. I sweat the HUGE, medium-sized and SMALL stuff! For example, I’d sweat Mini Eggs if I could…
  7. I occasionally (almost every day) look like my hair doesn’t have a home to call its very own. It does. My head.

Nominees (don’t say my knees):

  1. Urban Mile
  2. Irish Rose Beauty
  3. Rogue
  4. Helli Patel
  5. The Beauty Spyglass
  6. Polished By Amy
  7. Bee Beauty
  8. New Lune
  9. *insert your name and URL here*
  10. *insert your name and URL here*
  11. *insert your name and URL here*
  12. *insert your name and URL here*
  13. *insert your name and URL here*
  14. *insert your name and URL here*
  15. *insert your name and URL here*

Nivea, Pepsi, Co-OpThere must be something in the advertising industry’s water because Nivea has become the second (out of three) brand to pull an advert from the airwaves, this week…

We all know which was the first, don’t we? Pepsi, of course! Yeah, their 2017 advert featuring Kendall Jenner was removed after hundreds of thousands of viewers complained that it was “trivialising recent street protests across the US” which took place in support of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.

Although a few took offence (with many voicing their opinions via social-media) there’s no denying that a large number of others were able to react by making jokes or being sassy, Martin Luther King’s daughter being one of them…

Pepsi has since apologised and taken down the advert (as expected), also publishing an apologetic statement to the disgruntled fans, customers and Kendall Jenner in particular.

As I said, Nivea has also had to have its advert taken down… The German skincare company has become the second brand to publicly apologise to viewers and fans for its “white is purity” campaign; which was deemed discriminatory and racially insensitive…

How the advertisers signed this one off as okay I don’t and won’t ever know! I mean, just LOOK at it (picture above).

Oh and – just when we thought that was it for failed adverts, the UK’s Co-operative supermarket has too come under fire over “outrageous sexism” after it released an advert regarding chocolate Easter eggs…

Their latest commercial encourages parents to treat their daughters “for doing the washing up”. I mean, I don’t even know whether to laugh or cry… WHAT?! It seems as though the advertising world has well and truly lost it.

Alas, this month’s shaping up to be the month advertising fails. Remember, we’re 7 Days in, and already three adverts have been pulled (like a piece of meat). Who knows what else is in store over the next 22-or-so days…

Oh, how could I forget… Cadbury very nearly makes the fourth after it was criticised for opting not to use the word “Easter” in its egg hunts. SWINES!