Saturday, 10 October 2020

My Health Comes First | Personal Post




Hello my lovelies! As I'm writing this, it's Saturday 10th October and it's nearly three am and I feel heartbroken that my health has gotten so bad that this post needs to be shared...


If you have been following me on my website for a while or on any of my social media pages over the past few months then you will have probably seen already that I have been suffering from an arthritis flare-up. I have suffered from rheumatoid idiopathic arthritis since I was six years old but have never ever suffered this badly before.

That being said, I am heartbreakingly having to take a massive step back from my website, blogging, replying to emails and doing social media work until my health is back on track but I will be back doing what I love best. However, I have no clue at all when this is going to be but hopefully, it won't be too long. I will try and keep updating my Twitter and my Instagram pages as and when I am able to do so. Please check either of these pages for any updates from me.

I am so sorry to any companies, brands or bloggers that I have been due to work with over the best few months. It really does break my heart knowing I am unable to fulfil with these posts and people right now but fingers crossed it won't be too long until I will be back.

Until then, I love you all and thank you so much for your support. ♡

- Alisha Valerie x

Sunday, 4 October 2020

The Launch of Hagwitch and The Cauldron of Colour Set to Keep Kids Spellbound | Guest Post


 AD | Hello my lovelies! I was to introduce you to Hagwitch and the Cauldron of Colour, a new children’s picture book from the creators of Og - a spellbinding rhyming story that will thrill readers young and old alike. 

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Hello October | 2020


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Thursday, and a very happy October to you all! I, for one, am so excited fo this month, being a Wiccan I always love October as its one of my favourite times of the year.

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

OG: Bold, Beautiful Adventure Inspires Children to Get Lost in a Book…Thanks to a Friendly Ogre! | Guest Post



AD | Hello my loves! Joanne Hutchinson’s ‘Og’ fuses rhyming story with spellbinding, vivid artwork, to take readers on a series of book-bound adventures alongside a friendly Ogre. After listening to a young girl read stories every night, Og becomes concerned when her books are stolen and takes it upon himself to get them back...

Sunday, 27 September 2020

Calm Your Bits and Say Helloo to Dr.Lipp’s New CBD Calm Balm! | Guest Post

AD | Hello my lovelies! This CBD Calm Balm is a gloriously hydrating multi-use balm formulated with our legendary multi-use Original Nipple Balm for Dry Skin, Luscious Lips & Glossy Bits - famous for its long-lasting and hydrating effect. Now infused with broad-spectrum CBD Oil to add an extra calming and soothing effect to extra dry flaky skin all over! The hydration boost our skin has long been craving!

Saturday, 26 September 2020

Bringing the Piste to You this Winter with Spirit of Aloha 65 | Guest Post

AD | Hello my loves! You may have already seen Lola surfing down Spirit of Aloha 65’s iconic blue bottle over the summer, but it turns out Lola also skis (wooden skis of course)!  So, La Folie Douce eat your heart out, with the launch of the winter label edition of its flagship Spirit of Aloha 65, start-up company Big Wave Brands is bringing the après ski to you this season with the perfect seasonal gift and centrepiece for your festive drinks cabinet.

Friday, 25 September 2020

Types of Rest


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Friday, I hope that you're all having a wonderful start to your weekend. There is nothing I enjoy more than finishing a stressful day or a long week and resting. Resting is so important for us, for our mental health and well-being. So I wanted to share with you my top three tips on how to take some time away and recharge your mind and your body...

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Keep Enjoying The Garden with BRIQ | Guest Post

 AD | Hello my lovelies! An egg-cellent deal all round! The days may be getting shorter and cooler but that doesn’t mean summer has to end just yet. As people have spent more time than ever at home this year, the garden is a sanctuary to de-stress by getting some fresh air.

BRIQ aim to keep people enjoying their gardens with its extremely affordable products which is why the company is pleased today to announce that its Hanging Egg Chair is now in stock at just £179 so customers can enjoy the rest of September and Autumn in comfort. Not only this, the company is also selling a 2.2 metre Gas Flame Patio heater to keep warm whilst enjoying the chair or eating ‘al fresco’.

Monday, 21 September 2020

My Perfect Sunday | 2020


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Monday, I hope you're all having a wonderful day and start to another week so far. Spending time with my husband at the weekend is one of the best things for me, and I adore and cherish every moment of it. that's why I wanted to share with you what my perfect Sunday with him consists of.

Friday, 18 September 2020

Books To Fall In Love With This Autumn | 2020


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Friday, I really hope that you're all having a wonderful start to your weekend! Personally, for me, there is nothing better than snuggling up with a hot chocolate and a good book in the cooler months, so I wanted to share some of my all-time favourite books that you should read and have a copy of on your bookshelf.

Monday, 14 September 2020

Opening Up About My Mental Health Struggles



AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Monday, I hope you're all having a wonderful day and start to your week so far. I'm not gonna lie, I am terrified to write and share this post. But, I've posted in the past about one of the times that I wanted to end my own life but today I wanted to open up a little more about my mental health, and although I'm really super nervous to share this part of my life I'm trying to be super brave and do so.

Sunday, 13 September 2020

Celebrating Christmas in September with Newbridge Silverware



AD | Hello my lovelies! Newbridge Silverware *, the lifestyle company synonymous with beautiful, handcrafted tableware and jewellery is also well known for its wonderful gift ideas and is a ‘must visit’ destination for Christmas shopping.

Indeed, Christmas is iconic at Newbridge Silverware where the team celebrate the festive season all year round!  There is even a ‘Christmas Room’ open 12 months of the year where visitors can buy stunning Christmas decorations and accessories. If you love Christmas, then it’s time to get excited...

Friday, 11 September 2020

At Home Thai Head Massage | DIY


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Friday, I really hope that you're all having the best day and a wonderful start to your weekend ahead so far. There is nothing better than cosy nights in the winter weather at home, with your favourite people, having a glass of wine and a pamper after a long week. So that being said, in this blog post I am going to share with you all how to give your family members or friends a thai head massage from home and how easy it is to learn them to give you one in return...

Monday, 7 September 2020

My Long Term Blogging Goals


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Monday, I hope that you're all having the most wonderful start to your week! I fell in love with blogging In my teenage years, back then it wasn't known as blogging I was just sharing my thoughts and opinions with the big wide interweb. Over time, I have been lucky enough to meet some incredible people and work with some amazing brands, however, I always think it's healthy to have goals for the future so you have something to work towards. In this post, I want to share with you all what my long term blogging goals are...

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Hello September | 2020


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Tuesday, I hope you are all having an amazing start to your month! I cannot believe that it's September already, summer is basically over and autumn is on its way. We have less than four months left until Christmas Day and for some reason right now feels like I'm going into a totally new start with life. Let me explain why...

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Types of Negativity To Kill


Hello my lovelies, happy Thursday, I really hope that you're all having a wonderful day so far! No matter who you are, everyone has days when they're feeling low and negative but the trick is to make sure that it doesn't affect your mental health so I'm sharing some tips which I really live by!

Monday, 24 August 2020

Easy Lifestyle Changes


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Monday, I really hope that you're all having a wonderful day and start to your week so far! Being a Wiccan, I, of course, believe in the law of three, and changing the simplest things in your daily routine can really have a massive positive effect on your life so I wanted to share some easy lifestyle changes with you all for a happier and healthier you.

Monday, 17 August 2020

Summer Skincare Routine | 2020


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Monday, wishing you all a really wonderful start to your week! Being in lockdown for so long, I have developed a whole new skincare routine which has been really helping my skin and making me feel super fresh and spot-free, so I wanted to share some of my favourite skincare products that I'm really loving right now!

Monday, 10 August 2020

Everyday Makeup Look | Summer 2020


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Monday, I hope that you're all doing amazing and having a wonderful start to your week! I don't know about anyone else but whenever it's the spring and summer months I literally just want to throw some makeup on and get out and enjoy the sunshine but I also want makeup that is going to stay put and last all day long and into the summer evenings so I've teamed up with Lotil * and wanted to share with you my go-to Summer makeup look for 2020 and why you need to include Lotil's Lip Care SPF30 Balm * into your daily makeup or skincare routine.

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Three Effortless Makeup Looks | Summer 2020


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Wednesday, I hope that you're all doing amazing and having a wonderful week so far! While summertime gives us a license to be a bit lazier more carefree we don’t want to look like complete bums. So I wanted to share with you all the three go-to makeup looks that don't make me spend hours getting ready in front of the mirror of a morning.

Sunday, 2 August 2020

Thirty Days of Happiness



Hello my lovelies, happy Wednesday, I really hope that you're all having a wonderful day so far! Let's all be honest, this year hasn't been the best, quite frankly it has sucked. So I wanted to share with you thirty days of happiness to hopefully get your life back on track.

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Hello August | 2020


Hello my loves, I can't believe I'm about to say this but - Happy August! How is it August already? That seems so crazy to me! Its four months until Christmas, let's just let that small fact sink in for a moment. Four months. We are all gonna have our Christmas trees up and praying for snow before we know it. But before we get excited about sparkly lights and stress about what to buy the special people in our lives, let's enjoy the most of the summer we have left. Here's what happened in July...

Friday, 31 July 2020

Happy Birthday To Me | Life Shouldn't Just Be Lived, It Should Be Celebrated!


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Friday, I really hope that you're all having a wonderful start to your weekend! Over the past ten years I have been through so much, so many good and bads that have happened and during so many of them times I wish I was able to go back and tell myself it's going to be okay and give myself some advice so I thought I'd share a little article what reflecting on the past ten years.

Monday, 27 July 2020

Lessons From Therapy


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Monday, I really hope that you have all had a wonderful start to your week! I've been going to therapy now for three years, it started when I was receiving hate crime by an old neighbour and I was feeling really low and needed someone to talk to about what was happening. I was really unsure about it at first because I didn't want to go and spill my heart out to some stranger who may judge me or put me on medication, or tell me I was depressed etc, but I'm so glad that I decided to go along and I wanted to share with you some of the best things I have learnt from therapy so far...

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Summer Sleep Routines


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Saturday, I really hope that you're all having a really wonderful weekend! I have suffered really bad with insomnia in the past and getting into a good sleep routine whilst being at home all the time (more so in the lockdown) as been super hard so I wanted to share some tips and tricks I've learnt along the way about getting a great nights sleep in the hope that it will help so many of you have sweet dreams...

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Questions To Find Your Best Life


Hello my lovelies, happy Wednesday, I really hope that you're all having a wonderful day! Today marks two years exactly since my Nan passing away and although I miss her every single day with all of my heart, the one thing I have learned from her passing if that no-one should ever take life for granted, so I wanted to share a little list of things that everyone should be asking themselves every day to find their best life.

Monday, 20 July 2020

My Summer Home Wishlist | 2020


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Monday, I really hope that you're all having a wonderful start to your week so far! Since we have been on lockdown, and I'm still on lockdown, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to share with you my home wishlist of items which I have been wanting to buy for ages for our home and gardens to make our home look so much prettier.

Monday, 13 July 2020

Blogging GirlBoss Habits


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Monday, I really hope that you're all having a really wonderful start to your week! Anyone who is a writer, blogger, influencer or journalist will know what it's like to be stuck in a creative negative rut with their websites and have no clue where to even start to try and get back to feeling joyful and excited about posting content.

Monday, 6 July 2020

My Birthday Wishlist | 2020


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Monday, I really hope that you're all having a wonderful day and great start to your week so far! In eleven days time, on July thirty-first, I turn thirty-two. How did I become so old? When did this happen? Just like every year on my website, I thought I'd share with you all My Birthday Wishlist as it seems like something you, my readers, love to read each year. So here we go...

Friday, 3 July 2020

My Summer Bucket-List | Summer 2020


Hello my lovelies, happy Friday, I really hope that you're all having a really wonderful start to your weekend! Let's be honest, we all haven't had a great year with the lockdown during the Spring months but I wanted to share with you all a little list of what I'm hoping to do this summer to see if you wanna make a list and take some of my ideas to include them in your list...

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Hello July | 2020


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Wednesday, I really hope that you're all having a wonderful start to your week and a fresh happy start to your month! Even though I'm still shielding for my health and I'm stuck at home in lockdown still, I had a really busy bittersweet yet wonderful June.

Monday, 29 June 2020

Six Years on Blogger!


Good afternoon my loves! I can't believe that today is my six-year blog birthday, this time six years ago I posted a rather crappy first blog post pretty much introducing myself to anyone who would have clicked on my website. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would be lucky enough to work with some incredible brands, meet some amazing people and make so many precious memories whilst learning tons of tips and tricks along the way.

Sunday, 28 June 2020

Powerful Habits For a Happy Life


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Monday, I really hope that you're all having a wonderful start to your week! Let's be honest, this year hasn't been the best and although I've tried to remain as positive as possible it has sometimes been hard work, especially being stuck indoors for so long! But I wanted to share with you some really easy powerful habits for a happy life...

Saturday, 27 June 2020

UpCircle Chai Soaps | Review


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Saturday, I really hope that you're all having a really wonderful day so far! A couple of months back UpCircleBeauty* got in touch with me and asked if I'd be interested in trying some of their products, and of course, I said yes!

Monday, 22 June 2020

"Slow Down"


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Monday, I hope that you're all having a really wonderful start to your week! Other than my usual monthly update at the start of each month, I realised that it's been a while since I have actually sat down and written a proper deep personal post, so that's what I thought I would share with you all this week.

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Types of Self-Care


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Sunday, I really hope that you have all had a really wonderful weekend! I wanted to share with you all some easy different ways on how you can add self-care into your daily routines to help you feel more relaxed, motivated and positive about your life.

Friday, 19 June 2020

Lotil Foot Cream | Review


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Friday! Back in April, Lotil* got in touch with me and asked if I'd be interested in reviewing some of their products, and after hearing so many great things about them from other people, of course, I said yes!

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Celebrating Fathers Day with MoonPig.com


AD | Hello my loves, happy Thursday evening, I hope you have all had a wonderful day. Fathers Day is just around the corner so I've teamed up with MoonPig * to share with you some fab ways of celebrating this special day whilst stuck at home.

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Ways To Simplify Your Life


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Wednesday, I really hope that you're all having a really wonderful hump day so far! Simplifying your life and making the small important things in life more of a priority can be so great for your own mindset and self-care, so I wanted to share some easy ways on how you can take control of your life a little bit more.

Monday, 15 June 2020

Fathers Day Gift Guide | 2020


AD/GIFTED | Hello my lovelies, happy Monday, I hope that you're all having a really wonderful day and a great start to your week! Since Fathers Day is just around the corner, I have teamed up with some awesome brands and companies to share with you some really wonderful gift ideas that you can get your dad, grandad or that special father figure in your life this year!

Friday, 12 June 2020

Ways To Spend Time Alone


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Friday, I hope that you have all had a wonderful week! Has anyone ever told you that spending time alone is okay? Did you know that it's actually good for your mental health to spend time by yourself doing something that you love? If you struggle to spend time alone then I have written down a couple of idea's for you to do whilst spending time alone...

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Tiny Sarah Cakes | Brand Review


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Wednesday, I really hope that you're all having a wonderful day! A couple of weeks ago the lovely Sarah, from Tiny Sarah Cakes *, got in touch with me and asked if I'd like to review some of her vegan cakes - of course, I said yeah!

Monday, 8 June 2020

Hard Truths About Life I Wish I Knew Earlier


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Monday, I really hope that you all had a wonderful weekend and a fantastic start to your week! I wanted to share with you all some hard truths about life that I wish I would have known sooner, in the hope that I can learn you all a thing or two about taking things for granted.

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Black Lives Matter | How Can You Help?



Hello my lovelies, I hope that you're all having a wonderful day. I have been wanting to write this post for days but I have had no clue where to start our how to even find the words to explain how sad, heartbroken and ashamed I feel. I've found that not addressing this topic and avoiding talking about racism until I found the right words was the wrong thing to do. Please never avoid talking about racism for fear of getting it wrong.

Friday, 5 June 2020

Eco-Friendly Living This Summer


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Friday, I really hope that you're all having a wonderful start to your weekend ahead! I wanted to some easy ways on how you can start living more eco-friendly this summer so that you can do simple things to help save our beautiful Earth.

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Easy Ways To Brighten Up Your Home and Boost Your Wellbeing By Using Photos | Guest Post


AD | Hello my lovelies! Frames filled with family portraits snaps from recent holidays and photos with friends used to be a common sight in many rooms in the house, but research by CEWE * has revealed it might be a forgotten cause, with just 15% of people printing out photos to display in their home.

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Life Is Too Short for White Socks | Guest Post


AD | Hello my lovelies! From the moment we come into this world, we’re taught everything by people that move through our lives. Parents, aunties, uncles, and siblings, then as we grow older, this expands to include teachers, friends, and sometimes even politicians and celebrities we see from afar. What to wear, how to act, what to eat, and worst of all who we should be. 

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Sharing My Thoughts on Pride and the LGBT+ Community


Hello my lovelies, happy Tuesday, I hope you're all having a wonderful day! For years I have been asked, online and offline, what my thoughts and views about age-gap relationships, Pride, gay marriage and the LGBT+ community in general are so I thought since June is Pride Month I would share an article to explain to you what my views are.

Monday, 1 June 2020

Hello June | 2020


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Monday, I really hope that you're all having a wonderful start to your week and a fresh happy start to your month! I always love it when a new month starts on a Monday, it just makes it feel so positive, motived and like anything is possible.

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Synerva CBD UK | Brand Review


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Sunday, I really hope that you're all having a wonderful end to the month! Synerva CBD UK * is a business born out of the passion and desire to provide the UK with the Finest CBD Oil products: ranging from edible gummies and capsules to high strength oils.

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Wooden Gifts and More | Brand Review


AD | Good afternoon my lovelies, happy Thursday, I really hope that you're all having a wonderful day! I'm really excited to share an amazing brand with you all today which I have totally fallen in love with. Wooden Gifts And More * is a company started at the end of 2015 by Dennis Marechal, their products are inspired by wood and we keep wood in the centre of the company.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

May Favourites | Morphilms Blogs


| GUEST POST | Good afternoon! Since I've been stuck at home on lockdown I've had more time to do more things so today I thought I’d give the monthly favourites a go and share what's been keeping my interest through May.

Personal Boundaries For Self-Worth


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy Wednesday, I hope that you all are having a wonderful week so far! Working on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much but is still standing is not selfish, it's self-worth. Knowing your worth is the difference between knowing the difference between what you're getting and what you deserve and with the help if the amazing people at Mind*, I am bringing you a post today all about your self-worth and why you should never settle for less than you deserve.