I am fully aware it's nearly the end of January, BUT if anything can brighten up this dreadful weather, it's makeup. So, considering I haven't posted about beauty in a while, I thought I'd pin down my absolute favourite products from 2017. Without meaning to be a bad influence, I kinda think you should buy… Continue reading Arielle’s 2017 Makeup Awards
I've developed a new addiction these past couple of weeks while I've been sick with bronchitis (ain't nobody got time for dat). I'm not talking about painkillers - although that has happened before, but that's a different story for a different day. No, I'm talking about a movie that came out last year. It's called… Continue reading Why you (a fully functioning adult) need Disney to keep you sane
Picture this. Midnight, 31st December. I'm at the front of the dance-floor in a renovated old newspaper factory (even my raves are somehow linked to journalism... #OnBrand). Some house DJ called MK is playing Piece of Me (the only song I know) and all my friends are losing their shit. The countdown begins, prompting the… Continue reading New year, new me (etc. etc.)
Those of you who have been fans of my work since the beginning (hi Mum) will remember my groundbreaking article on The Tab, 'A comprehensive manual on becoming an EX4 basic betch.' It was, I'm told, an incredibly useful guide on becoming basic enough to fit in at Exeter. I've lived permanently in London for… Continue reading How to be a graduate basic bitch in London
It's the 10th of December as I write this, which means the festive season is truly underway. My advent calendar is peppered with open doors, the christmas tree is covered with glistening lights, and it genuinely, actually snowed today. If it were any other year, I'd be at my happiest. I'd be excitedly anticipating the… Continue reading How can you enjoy Christmas when you’re grieving?
A key thing you should know about me before we move forward with this blog is this: I am a woman-child. No, not just in the standard millennial way, moaning about how bad life is all the time and requiring constant praise in order to function. Well, that too, for sure - but I'm also… Continue reading Why failing at adulting actually means I’m winning at life
"Yeah I completely agree women should have equal rights and opportunities to men, but I'm not a feminist" - said by multiple friends on various different occasions. As much as I seem opinionated and loud, I'm actually really bad at arguing my case, and this is one of those sentences that sends me into a… Continue reading Why I’m giving up on trying to teach my friends about feminism