Monday, 22 October 2018

Tom Slemen Haunted Liverpool | Book Review

I first became interested in Tom Slemen's work when I was in high school, my class was given a task by our creative writing teacher to pick a book from the library to review. Most of my classmates picked books that were about romance, autobiographies or plays like Romeo and Juliet or Blood Brothers, I wanted something different so after spending over an hour looking for a book to fall in love with I came across a book by an author called Tom Slemen's which was called "Haunted Liverpool". Since reading that very first book over ten years ago I have fallen in love with all of Tom's books and since it's October I thought I would share my reasons why with you all.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Happy Halloween with Morphilms | TAG

Halloween is literally nearly here, words cannot express how much I adore celebrating this holiday, so in true blogger fashion I thought that my husband Morphilms and I would share with you a Halloween themed tag which we were tagged in last year and never got around to doing. Hope you all enjoy!

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Far Cry Review | Morphilms Blogs

A couple of months ago the wonderful people at Amazon Prime* sent my husband Phil a new game to test out and review for free, here are his thoughts on Far Cry 5*!

Monday, 8 October 2018

Things To Include in Your Media Kit

If you follow me on twitter already know you'll have seen my media kit being posted to brands and networking hashtags etc but I wanted to make a blog post to talk about why I have a media kit and what I think every blogger needs to include in theirs.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Autumn Vegan Festivals | Guest Post

Festivals to Get You Inspired this Autumn from Vegan Events UK

There’s an exciting array of inspiring vegan festivals happening across the UK this autumn, including Christmas Festivals, organised by Vegan Events UK. And with an estimated 3.5 million people, and rising, in the UK identifying themselves as vegan, there’s never been a better time to find out more about this growing lifestyle choice.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Hello October | 2018

How are we already in October this year? It feels like Christmas 2017 was only yesterday! September has been a hard long month and my little bit of light at the end of the dark tunnel I was in for months dimmed out and it still felt like I was in there, even now, my mental health has been affected quite badly last month too but I have decided that I'm going to be brave and share what's been happening with everyone.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Superdrug Charcole Toothpaste | Review

I have the most sensitive teeth you could ever think of having and although it's a side effect of having chemotherapy treatment for over ten years I really thought that stopped my treatment my teeth may start to feel a little better. I was wrong. My teeth have become more sensitive than ever and I've really struggled in finding a good toothpaste where I didn't feel like I was taking a chainsaw to my mouth every time I brushed my teeth, well that is until now!

Monday, 24 September 2018

My Beauty Wishlist | Autumn 2018

I haven't bought new makeup in such a long time, so I thought I would share what's on the top of my beauty wishlist right now and what products I want to try the most at the moment.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Autumn Yankee Candle | Haul

Burning candles in the Autumn months are my favourite and since I was sent a couple of Yankee Candles to try out I thought I would share my little package with you all.

Monday, 10 September 2018

My Favourite 90s Childhood Toys

I thought I would do a slightly different type of blog post and show you some of my favourite things which I owned and loved from when I was a little girl. I was born in 1988 so I completely grew up in the 90s and they really are some of the best years of my life. So, go grab a cup of tea and let me share with you all some of my favourite toys and accessories from the 1990s!

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Recents in My Mail Box

Firstly I want to state fully that I am not trying to brag at all in any shape or fashion about what products and items I have received from brands over the past month, I have been incredibly lucky to have been able to be in contact with these amazing brands and feel so privileged to be able to have tried all of these awesome products. 

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Hello September

I have been staring at my laptop screen for exactly fifty-two minutes and I still have no clue how to start this blog post. I've been sat here wondering how I can word things without it upsetting certain people but instead of holding anything back I'm gonna be completely honest, truthful and real.

Monday, 27 August 2018

Summer Walk

Summer is a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Lechyd da Nan

My beautiful amazing Nan sadly passed away at 12.20am on Sunday 22nd August 2018. I can't put into words how heartbroken I am. I love you with all of my heart, I have no clue what to do without you. Lechyd da Nan. Good night sweetheart, God bless. 

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Festival Makeup Look | FOTD

Festival season is well and truly in swing and since one of my goals this year is to share more makeup looks on my blog I wanted to share a colourful festival look for you all. In my opinion, music is the strongest form of magic and every time I go to a festival I just want to live there forever. I'm going to be wearing this makeup look when I go to the Liverpool International Music Festival this year and if you aren't from Liverpool then you may not know already but Liverpool hosts the LIMF each year in the gorgeous place that is Sefton Park. I haven't been to a music festival in such a long time and since my health is doing better now I cannot wait to go to LIMF this year and make some precious memories.

Monday, 9 July 2018

Skincare Products I Love

I've had a love and hate relationship with my skin for years and years now and finding the perfect products for my skin has really been a struggle. I have a mix of dry and eczema-prone skin on my body and a mix of oily cheeks with a dry t-zone acne-prone skin on my face - nightmare! Thankfully though, after so many years I've found the best products for me and my skin so I wanted to share them with you all in the hope that all of them some of them will help you too.

Monday, 2 July 2018

Hanx Condoms | Review

Hanx* is a little box of happiness condoms, made with women in mind, they're ultra-thin, clean scented and best of all, vegan. For too long, women buying and carrying condoms have been seen as sleazy and easy, we've carried the shame and put up with unfair judgements that are stopping them from taking charge of our sex lives. Well not anymore!

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Annihilation Movie | Review

Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. It was written and directed by Alex Garland.

Saturday, 30 June 2018

The Soundtrack To My Life | Morphilms Blogs

Something that makes a movie, TV show or game stand out to me is the soundtrack. It can hook you in an instant or keep you going when the actual narrative drags. So I thought I’d write up a few suggestions for anyone looking to enjoy a story and a couple of good tunes. An honourable mention goes to Daria, which has a kickass MTV soundtrack that isn’t on the DVDs because of license issues.

Monday, 25 June 2018

Hempz Beauty Pink Pomelo & Himalayan Sea Salt Herbal Collection

When was the last time you found a brand that you fell in love with? Like literally you adore every single one of their products and can't find fault in any of them? I know for me until recently, it was a really long few years ago. If you've been reading my blog for a little while or you follow me on one of my social media account then you may read that I've been talking about Hempz Beauty* literally non-stop as I love them so much! So when towards the end of last month I was contacted asking if I'd like to receive their new "Pink Pomelo & Himalayan Sea Salt" collection, I was over the moon as if you're a regular reader of my blog you'll know how much I adore cruelty-free and natural products but also products that contain hemp or cannabis in them.

Monday, 18 June 2018

CBD Brothers Hemp Oil

I've been a spoonie for most of my life, twenty-three years to be exact and up until six months ago I was taking a daily chemotherapy tablet as well as other steroid medications each year, I hated it. I know there are a lot of people who love medications and I understand that nine times out of ten medications work wonders for people but after listening to my doctors over the years and trying it so many different medications over the course of my life I was done with it all. I wanted something which wasn't medically tested on animals, I wanted something which was natural and organic so I chose Cannabis.

Friday, 15 June 2018

It's Kind of a Funny Story Movie | Review

Directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden this movie is about sixteen-year-old Craig Gilner (played by Atypical's Keir Gilchrist) checks himself into a mental-health clinic as he is stressed by adolescence. Unfortunately, the youth wing is closed, so he must spend his mandated five-day stay with adults. One of them, Bobby (played by The Hangover's Zach Galifianakis), quickly becomes his mentor and protege, while Craig finds himself drawn to a fellow teen, Noelle (played by 'Wild Child' Emma Roberts), who just may be the cure he needs to forget an unrequited crush.

Monday, 11 June 2018

My Five Year Goals

My absolute beautiful friend Kiah, who if you don't know already you should check out because she is amazing, did this blog post a while ago and it gave me the idea to do one for myself, so thanks babe for posting it and giving me the idea! I don't like to say I have a plan in life, I have goals and I work hard to achieve them but I also believe that you have to put the effort in and what is meant to be will happen. So instead of calling this "my five-year plan", I've decided to name it "My Five Year Goals"

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Fathers Day Gift Guide

Fathers Day is right around the corner so I thought I'd make this blog post and share with you my top Fathers Day gift ideas for this year.

Monday, 4 June 2018

How To Be A Morning Person

I love mornings, they're my "me time". A time in the day where everything is relaxed and peaceful, nothing has happened yet, my day hasn't fully started and I can spend a little while just being chilled. So, I thought that since I've seen so many people on social media moaning about their mornings recently I thought I would share some tips with you all on how to be a morning person..

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Spring Music Playlist

I've spoken on my blog a lot about having a morning playlist to wake yourself up to so after the wonderful people behind Spotify* got in touch with me asking if I'd like to make a playlist and a blog post about  my favourite morning songs this Spring, I was thrilled and jumped at the chance. Here is a list of some of the songs featured on my Spring playlist...

Monday, 28 May 2018

Spring Clean Your Mind | How To Be A Positive Person

I've found that if you want to attract happy positive wonderful things in your life then become a happy positive wonderful person. I want to share some of my top advice with your all on clearing out your mind and life to become a better person. So go grab yourself a drink and a snack because this blog post is gonna be a super long one..

Friday, 25 May 2018

Cruelty-Free Cleaning

There is nothing I love more than a good sort out and massive Spring clean of my home but when I went completely cruelty-free two years ago I knew that there where going to be some big changed in my life, my diet and my makeup collection, however, I never thought that I would have to change my cleaning products. I was disgusted to find out that certain brands test their cleaning products on animals and some cleaning products even contain animal blood, guts or urine - imagine cleaning your home with that?! And disgracefully, there is no law whatsoever to stop animal testing for household cleaning products yet in the UK. So, I wanted to share an awesome cruelty-free cleaning range from Aldi*!

Friday, 11 May 2018

Thursday, 10 May 2018

My Morning Routine | Spring 2018

My mornings are one of my favourite times of the day. The sun is shining bright, the birds are singing, the squirrels are gathering their breakfasts of nuts we've left out for them, the bees are buzzing and the butterflies are fluttering - what more could anyone ask for? I love waking up super early and starting my day with a positive attitude and grateful thoughts, so I thought I would share with you my usual Spring morning routine which keeps my organised, motivated and positive.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Creating A Fresh Start

If you've followed me for a little while you may remember that months ago in my Hello April blog post I mentioned that there was going to be a blog post coming up all about what was happening in March and all of the stress I was going through. Well finally months later I can finally share the news with my readers and explain to you all what has been going on, so go grab a drink or a small snack and get comfortable.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

James Bulger 'I Let Him Go' | Book Review

I was recently kindly asked by Amazon Prime* if I'd like to receive a book to review on my blog and when I saw that this book was on the list to choose from, I jumped at the chance. If you don't know already 'I Let Him Go' is a heartbreaking, important story shared and written by Denise Fergus, the mother of James Bulger who was sadly murdered by two ten-year-old boys after being kidnapped in Liverpool twenty-five years ago.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

How I Stay Positive on Bad Mental Health Days

From my own personal experiences, bad mental health days always make me feel like utter shit. I don't want to do anything, I don't want to be around anyone at all, let alone let anyone touch me to give me a cuddle, because as silly as it sounds, it's like I don't want someone to hug me and catch my bad day off me. 

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Hello May!

May is here, Spring is in full swing, I'm back blogging full time and April is finally over. Did anyone else feel like April went on forever? Because it really felt that way for me! So much happened in April for me, both good and bad, and I cannot wait to tell you all about it...

Monday, 30 April 2018

Meet My Advertisers | April 2018

Another month is over which means that it's time to introduce you to three more wonderful bloggers who chose to advertise with me this month.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Please Stay Strong.

Its 2.38am on a very cold and dark Tuesday Spring early hours, I can hear both my husband and our little puppy snoozing away soundly in our bedroom, and yet I'm sat on the sofa in our living room with a warm blanket thinking about my life.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Meet My Bestie | TAG

I've been requested a lot of times over the years of blogging to do the Bestfriend Tag, but it's been hard talking my bestie into doing so. but when I suggested it once again and he said he would I thought I better get this up before he changes his mind!

Saturday, 7 April 2018

GeoStorm Movie | Review

"After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: the system built to protect Earth is attacking it, and it becomes a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide GeoStorm wipes out everything and everyone along with it."

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Colourful Spring Makeup Look | FOTD

Since Springtime for this year is in full swing then I thought I would share another makeup look with you all today, adding a bit A LOT of colour this time, and using only my favourite makeup brand Barry M Cosmetics* products!

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Prayer To The Blessed Virgin

Prayer To The Blessed Virgin. Never known to fail. Oh most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, faithful Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin assist in this necessity. Oh Star of the Sea help me and show heein you are my Mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbl beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour in my necessity. There are none that can withstand your powers, Mary conceived without sin. Pray for us who have recourse to thee. Sweet Mother I place this cause in your hands. Thank you for your mercy towards me and mine. This prayer must be said for three days, and after that request will be granted and the prayer must be published.

Monday, 2 April 2018

Happy Easter!

I really think that Easter time is a wonderful time,  and since yesterday was Easter Sunday and today is Easter Monday I thought I would do the Easter tag. I was brought up Catholic so Easter time for myself and my family, just like any other special occasion, has always been about being together as a family making memories and eating a lot of yummy food - and a lot of chocolate!

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Hello April!

Thankfully April is finally here and I am so happy about it! Does anyone else feel like it took way to long to come? I don't know if it's to do with all of the stuff that has been going on in my life recently or snow and dull weather we have been having but I really feel like March went on forever. 

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Meet My Advertisers | March 2018

I cannot believe that March is over already, I feel like it came and went so quickly. Since it is the last day of March I wanted to make a blog post so you can be introduced to the three wonderful bloggers who have been advertising with me this month...

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Quotes Which Inspired Me Each Morning

If you follow me on twitter you'll know how much I love positivity, kindness and love shared amount other people so I thought I would do a really small and simple blog post today and share some of my favourite quotes which really make my mornings brighter on a bad day.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Vegan Easter Gift Guide

Just because it's Easter time it doesn't mean that vegan's can't enjoy this holiday just as much as everyone else! So I've put together a little gift guide so that you can buy yourself or a vegan loved one a gift this Easter time.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Salted Caramel Hot Cross Buns Recipe | Guest Post

These sweet and sticky hot cross buns use Shaken Udder Salted Caramel Milkshake* instead of milk and chocolate chips in place of raisins to create a luxurious take on an Easter classic!

Friday, 23 March 2018

The Versatile Blogger Award | TAG

I was tagged by the lovely Amy (who you should all go and follow) to do The Versatile Blogger Award TAG, and since I haven't done this tag before I thought I would share that with you all today. I had so much fun doing this TAG so I hope you all enjoy reading it. 

Saturday, 17 March 2018

2012 Tour | Morphilms Blogs

2012 was the going to be the end of the world according to Nostradamus, but thanks to John Cusack, the world was saved and we don’t have to worry about a prophetic apocalypse told by someone centuries ago. To me, 2011 was a year where I saw maybe one gig, Godspeed you black emperor, in December. So I decided that if it was going to be the end of the world I'd have something to look forward to or say I experienced. Like Dave Gorman, I made a ludicrous plan that only made sense in my head, of one gig every month, halfway through including being in a different venue each month. Looking around Liverpool I thought this would be easy but funds, cancellations and blind willingness to just get a venue were what happened.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Things I've Learnt About Having Ulcerative Colitis

I've had ulcerative colitis now for over sixteen years, I was diagnosed at just fourteen years old after suffering for about five years and spending a whole year bed-ridden due to my health being so low, but over that year was when I started my very first blog so I supposed something good can out of that year. I've learnt that after everything I have been through my body has survived so much and that makes me a warrior, I am a colitis warrior and this is the truth about how shitty ulcerative colitis really is.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

NEEK 'Kiss Me, Kiss Me' Lipstick | Review

Express yourself with NEEK*'s high-glam 80s Kiss Me, Kiss Me.

I was recently contact asking if I'd like to try this lipstick and, of course being a cruelty-free brand I'd never heard of, I say yes and I'm so happy that I did. Even in the warmer months, I have the worst dry lips ever and finding a lipstick which looks and feels good can be a real nightmare but this lippie is a dream!

Monday, 12 March 2018

Self-Care and Meditation

If you follow me on social media then you'll have probably seen how much I adore mediating, it makes me feel so positive and relaxed, so I wanted to share some tips with you all to see if you would ever like to try meditation yourself.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Reaons Why I Love Spring

I love the Spring time so much, the summer is just around the corner and it meant we're done with all of this freezing cold weather here in England or most of it anyway. As much as I always moan about the freezing weather I always think that if we had no winter the spring would not be so pleasant.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Maximising Space in A Small Kitchen | Guest Post

When it comes to kitchens, size isn’t everything. Having a small space doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style or function. It’s all about making the most of what’s available.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

What I'm Loving Lately | Spring Edition

I haven't done a "Loving Lately" blog post in ages so I thought I would share the things that I have constantly been using lately on a daily or weekly basis.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Top 10 Mother’s Day Gift Guide | Guest Post

Since the 1950’s the UK have been celebrating Mothering Sunday by giving gifts and cards to show appreciation and love for their wonderful mothers, guardians or other female relatives.
March 11th is Mother’s Day, so whether your mum loves a bit of “me” time or something more practical, we have 10 perfect Mother’s Day Gifts for you.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Gifts I've Bought for Mother's Day

I adore buying presents and gifts for my family and friends, it makes me so happy and I love searching online for the perfect present that they may like. So since Mothers Day is coming up I thought I would share with you all what I have bought as gifts this year.

* If you're my Mum, Nan or Auntie Sharon please do not read this blog post until after Mothers Day as it contains spoilers *

Monday, 5 March 2018

Mothers Day Gift Guide

Mothers Day is just around the corner so with the help of Amazon* I have put together a gift guide for inspiration encase you're all struggling with what to buy your Mum, Nan or another family member who you may buy for on Mothers Day. 

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Mothers Day Afternoon Tea

Mother's Day is just around the corner and since it's Sunday and both my nan and my mum are coming to visit me I thought I would share with you all our plans for today as we're having an early Mothers Day at-home afternoon tea party, all thanks to Baker Days*.