Life after university- HELP I don’t know what to do with my life!

University is over. Completed. Almost graduation (my graduation date isn’t till November). But, I’m done. University (Massive Tick). Of course, I’ve posted all over social media how I have finished. I haven’t gone through three years of hell for not acknowledging it’s over right? Whooo, time to celebrate the three years from hell is over.

Scrunchie Wars- I put Cosy Girls Club to the test!

Recently I came across a small independent business through a friend and thought I’d give one of their products a go. I am all for small independent businesses and supporting them as behind that business is a founder who had the original idea and is pouring their life into the company. So, when I discovered Cosy Girls Club and their scrunchies I couldn’t help but treat myself to a scrunchie!

My Race for Life Story

Yesterday, I took part in Race for Life, something I have previously done but this year is different. This year is the first year men can join in too. So, to celebrate I participated alongside Matt’s family and between us there was three generations!

The Post Room Meadowhall- Come with me to the opening day!

I was kindly invited to the VIP launch of Meadowhall’s new Post Room. A fully immersive pop-up experience located at Meadowhall for a limited time only until 19th May! What’s even better it is FREE! Don’t forget to upload your selfie to Twitter or Instagram. Make sure you use #MHPostRoom and @LoveMeadowhall to be in

Rimmel Lasting Radiance Collection Testing + Review

When I saw Rimmel had launched the new Lasting Radiance Collection I couldn’t help myself, I had to try it out! This collection consists of a foundation, concealer and finishing powder. You can purchase this collection from Superdrug or Boots. Foundation This foundation looks like the Wake me up and that’s because it’s kind of

Mental Health Awareness- Finding the Light

Now, I didn’t ever think I’d be sat here typing away and talking about this. I have always shared my Mental Health in order to promote awareness. As it is so important we promote Mental Health Awareness. I’ve been a little MIA recently and for once I actually have a reason not just that I

50 ways to inspire you to take a break!

Everyone needs to take a break sometimes! Our lives are so busy we often become engulfed and forget one of the most important things… Self-care So, it’s about time you took a break from life! I know that sounds crazy but you don’t need to take days off I mean a little break that can

How to challenge your mental health this month!

We ALL have mental health! But, it effects every single one of us differently. Some people may never experience mental health issues whilst other will. But, the reality is one in four people will experience some form of mental health. This statistic is only the number of reported mental health cases. People are out there

How being grateful can improve your mental health

You’re thinking surely being grateful can’t affect my mental health that much? Gratitude has a multitude of effects on your mental health. Not only does it affect your outlook on life. But, gratitude has been proven to increase your resilience to recognise the good and everything to be thankful for even in the most traumatic

I am a woman on a mission to ……

As a woman I think we are powerful forces to be recognised. Throughout history we have struggled but thanks to some amazing women we stand with more rights and stories to tell nowadays. This post is intended to be powerful and uplifting for women. In no way shape or form bashing males! Like our female

How to deal with anxiety in public

One of my biggest fears is having a panic attack in public, whilst on my own and not being able to calm myself down. This had a massive affect on my life growing up to the point where I wouldn’t leave the house because I felt so worried and anxious about being anxious. What would

How to make 2019 YOUR year…

The first month of 2019 is over, done, completed! Now, part of me wants to congratulate you and myself of course for surviving the first month but the other part of me thinks sh*t where did January go, am I right?! There is only 11 months left now to smash 2019 and make it YOUR

5 life lessons 7 rings has taught us all!

In my opinion Ariana is killing it with her songs and her 3rd single, 7 rings is no different. From the lyrics to the music video Ariana aint messing around! But, this song has resinated with me, I love the energy and messages. There are so many life lessons to be learnt from 7 rings

January blues-How to beat it & my 3 top tips!

January blues, the two most dreaded words at the start of the year! January normally goes two ways… New Year, New me or the January blues set in! Christmas is over, you’ve built up for it for 364 days but what do you do now? It’s back to reality, work, life. The festivities are over,

What is your Clinique dramatically different id?

Yes you read that right! What is your Clinique id? Not sure? Think I’m going crazy and talking rubbish? Well not quite yet. Clinique have launched their brand new custom blend hydrator. For those of you who don’t stalk Clinique’s social media let me break down what their new product is. Hydrator Clinique are known

What I got for Christmas 2018- presents and stories!

Better late than never I guess! Yes, I know we are in 2019 and 2018 was so last year but I still wanted to share what I received for Christmas and say another thanks to my family for the wonderful and thoughtful gifts I received from them. Being able to spend Christmas with my family

Happy New Year – 2018 Roundup!

2018 is well and truly over! So, as we welcome the new year I thought I’d reflect back on 2018 and summarise it. It wasn’t a perfect year but I don’t think there ever will be a perfect year because perfect doesn’t exist. Starting 2018 I was bright eyed and bushy tailed hoping for a

Sheffield Christmas Market 2018

It’s my favourite time of the year… Sheffield Christmas Market time! There is nothing better than a Christmas market to get you into the spirit. I love the fact that small businesses come together in one place and you can support them! I may of found a couple of gems this year and returned to

Kiko Makeup Haul- Mega savings

It’s officially 10 days until Christmas! So, to break up the Christmas posts I thought I’d share a little makeup haul. My local Kiko store recently closed down so they had a 70% off sale which I of course, took advantage of! £40 worth of makeup later and over £120 in savings I was one

Winter Skincare Saviours 2018 Must haves!

Winter can be harsh on our skin and sometimes we forget to nourish it. So, I thought I’d share my Winter Skincare Saviours so you can get inspiration. You can use these products on their own or incorporate them into your skincare routine.   Moisturiser A necessity in winter is keep your skin hydrated! For

Happy Gingerbread Day!- Brooke vs Matt

To celebrate Gingerbread Day, me and my boyfriend thought it would be fun to have a battle to see who could make the best Gingerbread house. Gingerbread House  So, in my head I thought we would have a decent size gingerbread house and I thought I’d bought a small one each… I didn’t realised I’d

Christmas Jumpers you need! £30 & under

Christmas Jumpers are a must have during December. But, this year I’ve decided to switch it up and include my favourite festive and fun jumpers for 2018 and they are all £30 and under! Christmas Jumper 1 My first festive Christmas Jumper is I this Asda Cream knitted Fairisle Glittery Christmas Jumper! It’s not too

Blogger box swap with Indigo Rose

Christmas came early this year for me! ME and the lovely Tori from Indigo Rose decided to do a Blogger box swap this Christmas. We set each other a budget of £50 and the challenge begun… I’ll be sharing with you guys what I received from Tori but if you’d like to see what I

Handy Storage Tips for Students

Students have enough on their minds without having to fret about living space and storage. Trouble is, if you don’t spend some time planning both, academic life can quickly become a nightmare of lost equipment and missed deadlines. Taking the time to organise your space so it’s neat and efficient means you’ll have an uncluttered

5 free things to do during Winter

Winter is a cold, dreadful month and finding something to do to fill time seems impossible. Especially on a budget when you have presents to save up for! So, I’ve compiled 5 free things to do during Winter to pass the time but also save you money!   Walks I love going on little walks

Clinique x Bobbi Brown Christmas Event

I’m so excited to share with you the Christmas Clinique x Bobbi Brown event that I attended over a month ago. Seen as though it was Christmas themed I’ve saved all my pictures until now to share with you all! So, if you would like to know how to get that glowing skin through skincare

Christmas wrapping guide- Eco friendly and affordable!

My most dreaded part of Christmas is wrapping. I cannot explain how much I dislike wrapping presents. I can never get the paper to wrap, it rips, my ends don’t fold properly and then the wrapping paper doesn’t match up! It is literally one of the biggest stresses of Christmas for me. So, this year

Managing Anxiety at Christmas 2018

Managing Anxiety at Christmas is so hard. Trying to stay on top of the last minute shopping, cramming in time to wrap all the presents needed and decorate can be hard. You can’t stop your anxiety but you can learn to cope with it and try to enjoy December as much as you can. Tip

Decorating for Winter- Homeware must haves!

Winter is here so cue decorating for winter! Out is the summer themed bedding and in is the cosy jersey bedding. I’ve added small homeware items into our flat to turn into a winter wonderland. There is no Christmas themed homeware items as my boyfriend is baaa humbug so I’m sneakily putting the Christmas tree

Winter Date Night – activities, top tips and food!

As it gets busier at Christmas it’s important to remember to have some time for yourself and your loved ones. So, I’ve put together what a typical Winter Date Night looks like for me. From what we eat, activities we do to top tips I’m sharing it all.  But, you don’t need to have a

December Goals – Blogmas, Events & Last minute gifts

I cannot believe I’m writing this but it is December and the official countdown to Christmas is on! Oh my, I’m full of excitement, nerves but mostly love for my favourite festive time of the year. Yes the Christmas films have begun, the decorating is on pause until my boyfriend agrees (he’s a little bah

Blogmas 2018- Welcome to Day One

It’s the 1st of December and that only means one thing! Hello, Blogmas 2018!! I thought I’d start Blogmas off by welcoming you and letting you know what is to come in the next month. So, Welcome to Blogmas 2018!   Blogmas 2018- 31 Days of Blogging There is a little debate surrounding Blogmas on

Positives of panic attacks- 4 Perspectives!

Panic Attacks are awful. But, I wanted to focus on The positives of panic attacks. As most of us who experience them will for the rest of our lives. There is no cure. But by focusing on the positives we can see how Panic Attacks are a good thing. I have three amazing bloggers who

Happy Halloween! || Blogtober Day Thirty One

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you’re all having an amazing Halloween celebrating however you choose. If you’re like me and have no real plans don’t worry, I’m sure you’ll still get to eat plenty of chocolate and sweets. Of course, I have to include a little photo of yours truly and Matt. We may not

Reality of Halloween || Blogtober Day Thirty

Now I love any excuse to dress up, decorate my flat or go all out. So, Halloween is a perfect excuse for me. I love to go all out! But, lets be honest Halloween is no longer what it used to be for me. If I was being honest I’d love to spend Halloween dressed

F@ck You Cancer!

F@ck You Cancer!

  As someone who’s been secondary affected by cancer I want to say one thing… F@ck You Cancer!   I haven’t been personally affected by cancer firsthand but have lost a loved one close to me due to this. What cancer has caused to not only my lost loved one but the turmoil it has left

Coping with anxiety 8 tips- Grounding Techniques

I’ve always been honest about my mental health journey and a part of that is my anxiety. Today I wanted to share 8 tips for coping with anxiety. Now, these are techniques that help ME. I’m in no way saying these will help everyone they are simply some techniques that help my anxiety that I

Life Update || Blogtober Day Twenty Four

This has been a long time coming but sometimes been open is hard for me. I know you’re probably thinking but you share your life on line brooke why is a Life Update so hard? Well I only choose to show you aspects of my life and they are the ones that I select. I

Lush Christmas || Blogtober Day Twenty Two

So, I may be a little premature seen as though it hasn’t even been Halloween. But, Lush Christmas products are here! Of course I couldn’t help myself and had to have a nosy. Because is it Christmas if you don’t have a lush product?   Lush Christmas: Snow Fairy This one is a classic! I

Are we like doughnuts? || Blogtober Day Twenty One

Are we like doughnuts? I hear you say! Well, today I’m going to talk about being ourselves whilst blogging and explain why the hell that relates to doughnuts!   We’re all different If you were to look at say five or six blogs they would all have different blog posts on. Some may have similar

Are we obsessed with Makeup? || Blogtober Day 20

Well are you? I know myself that I can get obsessed with makeup but Are we obsessed with Makeup? Is it something instilled in us that we need to wear makeup or is it a choice that makes us feel more comfortable? I’m going to explore the reasons behind why I wear makeup. Constant Comparison We

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A day in my life || Blogtober Day Nineteen

A little late but I here is tonight’s post sharing A day in my life. My crazy, sometimes hectic but amazing life! Today was a little different as I wasn’t in university and have spent the day with my mum.   It started Today actually started at 8:30am for me which was a nice lay

Finding my happy place || Blogtober Day Eighteen

Will I ever find my happy place? I don’t think I will 100% be or find my happy place because I don’t think that exists. But, I’m slowly trying to find my happy places and work on myself. Within life it is easy to focus on the negatives but it’s important no matter what you’re

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Life Update || Blogtober Day Fourteen

Today I wanted to share with you how I’m feeling, what I’m doing and how my mental health is. A Life Update I guess. I feel like this year has flown by and I haven’t had a minute to sit, relax and fully enjoy the time. Even though I had over four months off this

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Battle of the hair || Blogtober Day Thirteen

My insta family will have seen that I recently changed my hair and by changed I mean chopped a lot off and changed colours. How this relates to Battle of the hair is the fact that I want to compare my two very different hairstyles and which I prefer. In the past my hair has

Squirrel in a tree

Top 5 things to do for FREE! || Blogtober Day Ten

Sometimes we just need to get out. But, having a day out can be expensive. Well, I thought I’d share my favourite things to do for FREE during autumn. Yes, you can do things without breaking the bank. I’ve tried to find things that people everywhere can do not just specifically where I am from.

Sierra Burges is a loser

Netflix Watchlist October || Blogtober Day Nine

Whooooo, week one of Blogtober is complete! I’ve managed to survive a whole week. Also, hello Tuesday. The day most of us dread, we have to return to work or studying. But, don’t worry I’m going to brighten up your day by sharing with you my Netflix watchlist featuring some of the best shows Netflix

Jack And Dani

Meadowhall’s Student Night || Blogtober Day Eight

Two words ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! I was lucky enough to be invited to attend Meadowhall’s Student Night on the 4th October. The event itself featured discounts in most of it’s shops for students, meet and greet with this year’s Love Island winners Jack & Dani, games and more. To access the event it couldn’t of been

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Blogging 101: SEO for beginners || Blogtober Day Seven

Welcome to my new little series where I share everything I’ve learnt about blogging so far. Today I thought I’d start with something I didn’t even know existed until early this year! I was clueless to this side of blogging but now I’m slowly learning and seeing the improvements. If you’re reading this thinking what

Life is like a balloon || Blogtober Day Five

Yep you read that right life is like a balloon, if you never let yourself go, you’ll never no how far you can rise! Get your head around that now. This summer has been full of important decision making but most importantly reflection. I’m coming to my last year of uni and have to make

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50 Blogtober post Ideas || Blogtober Day Three

Now, completing any monthly blog challenge whether it’s Blogtober or Blogmas is hard! Coming up with 30+ blog ideas and managing to execute them all is a struggle. I’ve got one unsuccessful Blogmas under my belt and have just started my newest challenge Blogtober, so I’m in no way an expert but I have learnt

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Clinique Blogger Event || Blogtober Day Two

I can’t believe that I’m sharing this event with you but little old me from Sheffield was invited to a Clinique Blogger Event for Sheffield Bloggers! Yes an event! I even attended the event on my own which was a massive thing for me and my anxiety. I’m so glad I attended because I had

October Goals

October Goals || Blogtober Day One

How is it already October? This year just seems to have flown by. We’ve technically got just under 3 months until Christmas! Let me repeat that 3 months until Christmas!!! Anyway, before I get sidetracked panicking how close Christmas is I thought I’d share my goals for this month. Goal One I am participating in