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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!

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This is my poem:

You are a sort.

An absolute sort.

Yes, a sort.

Sort it out.

‘Cause I don’t know if you know this – but you’re…

A sort.

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Your mum… deserves to be celebrated! She is the superhuman and beautiful lady who brought you into the World. With that in mind, be sure to thank her on the 26th…

Yes, that’s right, Mother’s Day is coming up THIS weekend! I’ve already done a few posts based on LUSH’s Mother’s Day specific bath bombs… However, if your mum isn’t a fan of bath products – what do you get her? Have no fear because this is exactly why my blog’s here!

Does she have a sweet-tooth? If so, why not buy her a box of chocolates? It’s really that simple. If you want to be more creative, you can turn a very sentimental photograph of you and/or the whole family into a giant marshmallow using boomf. 😍

What’s more, I’m sure there are places that do chocolate carving or sculpting. You can make a chocolate statue of her face or your whole self – do I know if it can all be done in 6 days? No, no I don’t. There’s no harm in asking though. Call up somewhere nearby (or check out TripAdvisor for good ratings) and order.

Again, if she isn’t interested in that kind of thing, a simple cake from Hummingbird Bakery or the like wouldn’t go amiss. Look, there are so many options! Sweets, pies, make cupcakes and stick your photos on icing? Anything is possible…

Flowers are another great option for the momstar! No mother can resist a bouquet – unless they suffer from hayfever or pollen-related allergies, in which case, steer clear and abort mission! Conversely, if she does have pollen allergies, a fake bouquet might work? You can pick those up at Fenwick or John Lewis, they do scented ones also.

Flowers and chocolates not her thing? A chill-out CD from HMV, or an Apple, Amazon or Android voucher might do the trick if she’s into technology.

Scarves, jewlerry, perfume, pedicure/manicure sets, clothes, brooches… There are so many options to choose from. If all else fails, popping some money in a card or via bank transfer is the safest bet.

Remember though, she wants you to be happy. Presents/gifts are just a bonus. You are her best and most prized possession. ❤

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Santa ain’t the only one who loves a list… 

Do you girls/guys have a cosmetics/skincare shopping list longer than any shopping list you ever had as a child?

I remember writing lists for ideal Christmas presents but it was NEVER as long as the list of makeup products I need to buy!

The difference between Christmas presents and your OWN presents is – wait for it – one’s bought for you by your loving parents and the other one is … Well, you’re on your own. Not that I’m complaining, I can’t stand not being able to earn my own things… The point of this post is simply for awareness into adult life and the stresses that come with it!

When we’re young lists are SO MUCH shorter than they are when we adult, aren’t they? But, at that point in time we think they’re HUGE! It makes sense though ’cause all we really had to think about was our fave ice cream flavours!

Bills, food, luxuries, holidays, car/transport… All lists for adults. I love a good list, me! I couldn’t survive without them.

Anyway, yeah, what’s on your beauty/handsome shopping list? Did I mention that I’m sure you looked nice today? TOO PIFF to light up a SPLIFF, I hope.

Say NO to cigarettes or try to quit if you can’t,  they’re bad for you.

Still, you’re PIFF!

If there was ever a story to this post, it’s ended, happily. Yeah, TTYL. Lovage.

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