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Dopamine Dressing: Dressing to Feel Like Me! | rosie abigail

Dopamine Dressing: Dressing to Feel Like Me! | rosie abigail

Colours, patterns, prints! A splash of pink, yellow, green! Dresses, skirts, crop tops! Don’t mind me, just looking into my wardrobe. If fourteen year old, Blue Banana, Tumblr era Rosie could see me now, she would be so disappointed.  Dress is from Joanie Clothing Nowadays, as a twenty-something creative mess, I am a huge fan…

Dealing with COVID Health Anxiety | rosie abigail

Dealing with COVID Health Anxiety | rosie abigail

If there is one thing I like to think I am an expert on, it's being anxious. Okay, it wouldn’t be my Mastermind category (that would be on Walt Disney World, in all honesty), and I’m not an expert in the clinical sense. But with over eight years of anxiety under my belt, I like…

April Favourites 2022 | New Forest Walks, DIY Wedding Prep, and More...

April Favourites 2022 | New Forest Walks, DIY Wedding Prep, and More…

It’s the end of the month. You know what that means: it’s favourites time! I have to say, I am rather proud of myself. I’ve hit four for four on the favourites this year folks. Each month of the year has had a favourites so far. Who is this blogger full of planning and delivery?…

Owning Your Introversion | rosie abigail

Owning Your Introversion | rosie abigail

“How’s your meter?” What, my meter reading? Well, it’s pretty damn high thanks to this inept government. “No, your social meter, you silly soul.” Oh. Yeah. That thing.  That’s a glimpse of a conversation I have with my partner, almost daily. My social meter is slang for how I’m feeling mentally and socially. Each time,…

Earthian Zero Waste Shop | Hampshire Hotspots | rosie abigail

Earthian Zero Waste Shop | Hampshire Hotspots | rosie abigail

This post was first seen under the title 'The Power of the Swap' in Details Magazine x Winchester Fashion Week Issue. I thought this post would be the perfect start to my new series on some of my favourite (or important) places in Hampshire, so let's start with Earthian! If you are a Wintonian, you’ll…

Talking to Your Boss About Chronic Illness | rosie abigail

Talking to Your Boss About Chronic Illness | rosie abigail

I won’t sugar-coat it, living with a chronic illness can be ruddy hard. And I mean beyond the actual chronic or condition part of it. I’m talking about the expectations and understanding of other people.  Speaking from experience, that’s a different kind of struggle. So many people in the world do not understand (or choose…

Exploring the New Wellness Range at The Body Shop | Wellbeing & Self-Care

Exploring the New Wellness Range at The Body Shop | Wellbeing & Self-Care

When it comes to skincare, bath and body, there is only one company that has stolen my heart. Look, Lush may be the queen of bath bombs and Glossier the princess of brows, but if you are looking for an all-round icon, there’s only one. Of course I’m talking about The Body Shop. If you’ve…

March Favourites 2022 | Podcasts, Perfumes, DIY and More…

March Favourites 2022 | Podcasts, Perfumes, DIY and More…

“Welcome to Spring!”, she says looking at the snow falling outside her window. We love a bit of global warming to start the season. That’s a lie, we don’t love any bit of global warming. Anyway, enough of focusing on the crippling state of the world and how it consumes my every thought, and let’s…

What Is a Smear Test *Actually* Like? | Cervical Screening

What Is a Smear Test *Actually* Like? | Cervical Screening

For the under-twenty-fives who haven’t received their letter yet; people with tests booked who are nervous; non-cervix owning curious souls; and folks who are just plain clueless about it all. Don’t you worry, this post is for you. What is a smear test actually like? Well, it’s kind of like Hogwarts. You know, when you…

Becoming a Cat Mum | Adopt, Don't Shop | rosie abigail

Becoming a Cat Mum | Adopt, Don’t Shop | rosie abigail

Introducing the being that has fully taken over my life in the best way possible - Pearl. That’s right! My fiancé and I are no longer a family of two, we’re a trio, baby! My partner Rory and I have been together for over seven years and as soon as we moved in together, we…