How to dress with a vintage Vibe

When dressing vintage, remember to add modern twists so you don’t look too dated. Pastel and floral are a must especially, if you want the feminine look. Remember that collecting pieces can be expensive so be prepared save up!

The best vintage fashion retailers

Www.ceryscloset.com

Www.hellbunny.com

Ebay/ charity shops/ vintage flea markets.

Www.lindybob.com

Www.splashofvintage.com

And if you want some fashion inspiration check out my friend, @Wheelingalong24 on Twitter and Instagram. Also read the online magazine, Vintage life

Ps. Do any of you know of an app that is similar to Polyvore where I can put together a collage of garments and outfits?

How to survive when mother nature’s gift comes

  1. Massage your abdomen
  2. Hot baths
  3. Hot water bottles
  4. Drink plenty of water
  5. Cuddle up with a warm blanket and your favourite film/ binge watch Netflix
  6. Take ibroprofene
  7. Eat dark chocolate
  8. For the mood swings you’ll need a pillow to pummel and tissues.
  9. Treat yourself to a manicure or facial.
  10. Cuddle up with a good book
  11. If everyone’s irritating you or telling you to stop whinging say, ‘my uterus is shredding.’
  12. Eat what you crave.
  13. Naps are always a good thing.
  14. Pizza
  15. A warm drink or wine
  16. Relaxing playlist
  17. Coloring – it’s calming.
  18. A little exercise. (Not just lifting the remote up and down)
  19. Granny pants
  20. Elasticated

Dating advice


Get to know the person first before going on first dates and further dates. For me it was like a roller coaster that wouldn’t stop.

  1. Don’t rush into sex.
  2. Go on double dates with friends and value their opinion.
  3. Never hook up online – yes it’s easier to talk over a keyboard but you have no idea who your talking.
  4. Don’t feel like you need to wear makeup/ fancy clothes on your first date – be comfortable.
  5. Meet each other’s parents – it shows how serious you are and it’s respectful.
  6. Don’t wait for he/she to ask you out, this is the 21st century – take charge.
  7. Common interest is a good thing.
  8. Pressure from the other is not – run as fast as you can hun!
  9. Have dates in public places – its neutral ground.
  10. Be mature – don’t date someone if you’re going to play games to make another person.
  11. Be honest with each other.
  12. Trust is an important foundation.
  13. If they make you laugh, it’s a good start.
  14. There’s no shame in playing the field as long as you’re not playing someone else.

10 ways to eliminate girl hate.

Is your school a bit like the Mean Girls movie? If the answer is yes, then you might want to have a peep at this list on ways to bond with your fellow females because in this day and WE need to present a united front.

  1. Cut back on social media – The more you see of someone else’s life online it can lead to jealousy, so just remember that social media profiles are heavily edited and sometimes life isn’t always perfect.
  2. If you really want to critique someone on their behaviour then do it face to face – that way you present yourself as mature and remember to say something positive about them at the end of your talk.
  3. Join societies like Girl Guides where it teaches you how to work as a team, sorting your own issues and making a positive impact.
  4. Take someone under your wing and show that school isn’t all about cliques. Invite them to go bowling with a group of friends or even a poetry reading! Don’t leave a person out, you may think you don’t like them but half the time you don’t know them properly and you end up judging them on their social media or their fashion sense, sexuality or their attitudes towards recreational drugs or even perhaps their vegan life style. People have many layers don’t just look at one aspect of their personality look at them as a whole person.
  5. If you have an issue with someone then don’t go at each other face to face on social media – do it face to face as messages are hard to interpret if you don’t know the persons body language and attitude fully. Maybe a teacher could be a mediator? Or a neutral friend who is less likely to take sides.
  6. Encourage body celebrating instead of body shaming. Fashion gives people the freedom to express themselves and whilst you could say, ‘that’s not quite your colour/shape’ help them out! Fashion can be a little daunting. There is no right size to be either.
  7. Attend a women’s rally together – nothing brings girls together more than a cause to fight.
  8. Join clubs with other girls who have the same interests as you like a book club or debate team.
  9. Boys/girls are not worth falling out over.
  10. Just try and be open minded remembering that people come from all walks of life and share your different experiences! It may help you in the future. There’s no better way to forge a friendship with someone who’s going through the same things as you.

Makeup Must haves

One of these days my lovelies I will post a makeup tutorial for you all but, until I figure out basic makeup (my cordination is terrible due to my Cerebral Palsy) a written list. 

  1. Eco tools brushes – yes they are expensive but it’s better to not have synthetic bristles as it transfers make up from the brush better on to your skin. They also have chunky handles (Good for Cerebral Palsy) and endorsed by coachella queen, Vanessa Hudgens.
  2. MUA felt liner – the best one if your just learning how to do flicks as it’s easy to wipe off, leaving a small smudge. – practice flicks before putting on makeup to go out because panda eyes are not in this season.
  3. Maybeline blushed nudes pallets – perfect for a girly girl like me who wears lots of pastel colours. Creamy texture too.
  4. DKYN setting spray – as long as you spray in a T formation 4 inches away from your face, it won’t give you that wet look.
  5. A makeup organiser – right now I have all my makeup in an Audrey Hepburn box but it’s over flowing! Best ones are from super drug.
  6. A lip balm to prep your lips with then apply lipstick with the matching liner and then gild over a lip stain from Revelon.
  7. Splash out on expensive makeup remover so it doesn’t harsh your skin. Emma Watson is a fan of Lancôme.
  8. Personally girls it’s time to ditch the highlighter – very early 2000s! Eek! 
  9. Make sure your lips and nails match. My signature colour is Elizabeth Arden’s red door nail polish.

My favourite Makeup Brands

  1. Revlon – The makeup brand that Audrey Hepburn used!
  2. Max factor – Makeup stylist to Marylin  Monroe.
  3. NYX – Their range is budget friendly with amazing stay power and a great range of liners and eyeshades.
  4. MUA – Their foundation would stay put in a monsoon and the powder leaves me glow free. The Lux lipstick has a Great Gatsby vibe.
  5. Maybeline – Every girls first foundation was the Dream Matte Mousse. I love their Contor sticks as their so creamy and blends in so well. Need I mention the blushed nudes pallet? 
  6. I use the organic company for my skin care routines.
  7. DNKY – Setting spray is like glue!
  8. Benifit- Their pore professional is so kind on your skin.

Catheter tips

If like me you have a catheter and it can get on your nerves, I thought I’d share some of the pearls of wisdom I’ve picked up over the last three years that might help:

  1. Don’t rely on the bag, if you can use the flip flow instead otherwise you’ll lose strength in your bladder muscle resulting in bypassing. Trust me, I’ve learnt this the hard way.
  2. Avoid fizzy drinks or herbal tea, this can irritate your bladder and result in larger crystals which can restrict your catheter flow.
  3. Learn to love elasticated waistbands. Skinny jeans and catheters don’t mix!!
  4. Try and avoid trapped wind. It can result in pressure on your bladder and make you bypass! So lay off the sprouts this Christmas.
  5. If you’re at college or at work be sure to carry a spare leg bag in case of blockages.
  6. On long journeys keep a flask to hand in case you need to empty and there’s no toilets around.
  7. Change your bag once a week.
  8. If like me and you have a have a super pubic catheter avoid using scented soap – just a gentle wipe every so often with an alcohol wipe is best.
  9. Bladder spasm tablets are your friends
  10. Lastly, be prepared for some blood in your urine and for your site to be extra tender during your menstrual cycle.