Body, Life

3 Books Every Bopo Babe Should Read Right Now

We all know that body positivity and finding genuine self-love is a journey and I have found a good way to keep my journey going is to discover fellow travelers. So I follow loads of accounts on Instagram, I read tons of different articles, I re-pin affirmations on Pinterest, I try and surround myself with positivity as much as I…

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Life

Why I’m doing a shopping ban

I am not even going to lie and say that this sudden ban was a choice because it wasn’t. Most of us are struggling to make ends meet and in my case I just kept trying to make it all work while still splurging too often. The more I thought about doing it though, the more I decided to make…

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Life

adulting things I suck at

The title of this post is so juvenile but also so suitable for what I’m about to say. Sometimes, when the dishes are piled up in the sink, the washing basket is full and it’s the last week of the month and the cupboards are looking bare, I feel like stomping my feet and going to sulk in my room…

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Life

March in Review

This is a bit late considering we are already past the first week of April but I feel like I can’t let the team down by not doing my month in review so here goes. The year has sort of run away with me and even though I feel like I have achieved a lot so far, there is still…

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Body

How to Start Practicing Body Positivity

My journey started by following the body positivity movement and from this I learnt a few ways to really start appreciating my body. By making a conscious effort to start embracing myself I got to the place that I am now – which is feeling comfortable in my own skin, not looking at my body with absolute disgust, feeling more…

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Body, Fashion

Eff the fashion rules

The only thing that gets me more annoyed than body shaming is fashion rules. Especially when they are rules that apply to size. You know the ones I’m talking about – “don’t wear skinny jeans because girl, yo fat ass don’t belong in them”, or “stay away from stripes because they hate you”. Here is my biggest problem with the…

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Life

February in review

I don’t even know where to start this post because I had such a positive start to the year and I thought the tone had been set but that was ignorant wasn’t it? Because realistically life is never smooth sailing. February was by far one of the worst months I have ever had and I am glad to see the…

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Fashion

My tips for wearing sneakers with a dress

If you follow me on Instagram you will know that my uniform is basically a dress (my new found love) and sneakers (my all-time fave) and while this combo isn’t exactly groundbreaking, it is pretty much the foundation of my personal style. I had a few requests to give you some tips on how to pair the two because it…

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Life

Just be kind, dammit

As I write this I have so much going on in my mind that it feels like I can’t even think straight. The last two weeks have been so tough on me mentally. At the end of each day I have felt like I just couldn’t carry on. I have been overwhelmed, sick with worry and stress and overloaded with…

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Body

My stretch mark story

There are so many quotes and love letters to stretch marks out there and I used to hate all of them with such a passion. “You have earned your tiger stripes” – Firstly, I wasn’t trying to earn them and secondly, I’m an effing human woman, not a wild animal. “Stretchmarks are the finest literature you’ll ever read” – Take…

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