Happy Birthday!

My little boy is one. One. 365 days old. (Well 366 days when you're reading this or 367 if this year was a leap year. Like who remembers stuff like that. Unless you have a birthday on 29th Feb). Anyway... it literally feels like yesterday I was in labour and now I have a little… Continue reading Happy Birthday!


Make up that actually lasts all day

As fun as make up can be, sometimes it is a nightmare trying to find a product that works for you and actually lasts. Over the past few months, I have been testing several products to see what works for me during work. For context, I work in a pub, which can get quite warm,… Continue reading Make up that actually lasts all day

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How to survive living with strangers

Moving out is stressful enough. Moving to live with strangers is even more daunting. I have managed to move in with strangers four times (once was unplanned thanks to the bathroom ceiling falling in, thank you landlord for that solid foundation) so these are things I have done in order to make the whole process… Continue reading How to survive living with strangers


What I learned from a day without my phone 

So I was phone free for 36 hours. This wasn't planned. I didn't just decide to be without a phone for some spiritual reason. Nope. My phone had a massive crack across the screen, which meant I couldn't unlock it. So rather than spending hours trying to find my old phone, I wanted to see… Continue reading What I learned from a day without my phone 


Two books that prepared me for parenting

When I was pregnant, I didn't have a clue how to raise a baby. I'd never even held a baby until a month before he was born. I decided to give myself a head start by reading so many books but there is only so much you can read about the dangers of co-sleeping and… Continue reading Two books that prepared me for parenting


Skincare products I will always use

I find it so hard to find skincare that is actually good for my skin, especially since having Spencer. My skin is very sensitive, to the point where products that are 'gentle' are still stinging my skin. So these are the things I use when my skin is in this state. Because, although the Glamglow… Continue reading Skincare products I will always use


Spencer’s 11 month update

Yep, we are at 11 months already. I can't believe that my gorgeous little boy will be 1 next month. It only feels like a month ago that I was bringing him home. Part of me isn't ready for him to be 1 but another part of me is so excited to grow up and… Continue reading Spencer’s 11 month update


The £5 eyeshadow palette I’m obsessed with 

So I was going to write a few sentences in an attempt to make you guess which palette I was talking about but then that would be pretty pointless because, you know, there is literally a photo of it above. I didn't want to just take a photo of my eye because it does that… Continue reading The £5 eyeshadow palette I’m obsessed with 


The Graduate: One year on

A year ago, I became an English Language and Spanish graduate from Bangor University. Fun story by Stephanie Clayton, aged 23 and 3/4. No but seriously, I spent four years preparing for this day (not physically- although if you're wearing fake tan then preparing a few days before is key. Last minute tan+rain=disaster.) Anyway, let's… Continue reading The Graduate: One year on