Switching to Cruelty-Free Beauty & Skin Care | rosie abigail

Look, I’m not the most environmentally friendly person out there; I forget my metal straws, I still use clingfilm, and I simply can’t be vegan because of my allergies (that’s another blog post for another time). But, I am trying to be the best green version of myself I can be (green as in ‘caring…

Women in Writing | rosie abigail

I love women supporting women. I also love books. So it makes sense that I am finally writing about my top books written by women! This post is meant to open people’s eyes to the wonderful world of women writers, when education and academia is full of boring, old, white, male authors talking about the…

Eating Out (& Surviving!) with an Allergy | rosie abigail

When I was born into this world, I was truly blessed; blessed with creativity, kindness, and a life-threatening nut allergy. In the first few years of my life, I miraculously avoided nuts. My parents only found out about my allergy in my toddler years because, being the greedy sod that I am, I snuck a…

Starting University? My Study Kit! | rosie abigail

By the time this blog post has gone up, A-Level Results day would have been and gone, and hundreds of thousands of people will be beginning their ‘oh my gosh, I’m going to university!’ panic. I remember that nervousness-meets-excitement very well, even though I experienced it five years ago, and graduated two years ago! (Oh,…

My (Grown-Up) Disney World Bucket List! | rosie abigail

At the time of writing this, I have less than three months to go until my trip to Walt Disney World! To some people, that may seem a lifetime away, but to an absolutely obsessed planner, it’s not that long at all. Our dinner reservations are booked, FastPass lists have been made for the start…

“If you can’t love yourself, how are you going to love anyone else?” | rosie abigail

Every time I hear that sentence, I can feel my blood start to boil. You want to know why? Because I disagree entirely.  If you know me, you’ll know I’ve struggled with my mental health and image of self-worth for a while. I’ve been diagnosed with chronic anxiety and clinical depression, and like the majority…

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Books That Didn’t Live Up to the Hype | rosie abigail

Oh, am I prepared to get some stick for the books on this list. Hearsay, word-of-mouth, blog reviews, TV spots, Insta posts - there are so many ways to hear about books nowadays. The general consensus? The more hype a book has, the more likely people are going to read it. And it’s not just…

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I’m Feeling Twenty-Three! | rosie abigail

Another year older, but probably not another year wiser. That’s right, on Sunday 7th July, I turned twenty-three. I know a lot of people have some kind of fear over their birthday, of getting older, of hitting a milestone. To me, twenty-three doesn’t seem a remarkable or important age. It’s close enough to eighteen that…

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Ten Years On: ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ | rosie abigail

When I was a young teenager, my favourite book was J.D. Salinger’s ‘The Catcher in the Rye’. I don’t recall how I found it, but I assume I stumbled across it during my ‘classic literature is the only literature/rock music is the only music’ phase. Yeah, I was one of those teenagers. In all honesty,…