Tuesday 1 December 2015

Review // Pixi Glow Tonic

Let’s face it. This has to be one of the world’s most famous toners at the moment. Maybe it’s due to the fact that Zoella absolutely adores this stuff and mentions it within multiple monthly favourite videos OR it could be because that people can’t help but spread the good word about such a wondrous product. Whatever it was, I aimed to find out what all the hype was about.

As I walked through Carnaby Street one Sunday afternoon (I lie, it was dusk and all the shops were closing) I stumbled across Pixi By Petra flagship store with a sign outside saying ’20% OFF. TODAY ONLY’. So of course, at break neck speed, I ran inside and knew exactly which product I was going to buy.

After dishing out £14.40 for the Pixi Glow Tonic I couldn’t help but think ‘Have I just been duped? Spending nearly £15 on a toner is a big hit on the ol’ purse strings’. But I cast those fears aside and added this new fandangled beauty product to my morning and night regime.

At first, I’ll admit, I saw no difference. I half expected to become a new woman with a Beyonce face after hearing all the raving reviews from other bloggers and Zoella (Damn that Zoella!) but after a few days of use, I didn’t think this oh so wondrous product was having any effect on my skin.

However, I was not wasting £14.40, no way. So instead of giving up, I continued using the Pixi Glow tonic (TonicI love that word. It sounds very magical doesn’t it?) and decided to stop being a doubting Debbie and really look at my skin after I used it. 

The tonic states it ‘Evens and Brightens skin tone’ ‘Gently exfoliates’ whilst ’Skin texture looks & feels smoother’ and after two weeks of use day and night, I started to see a wonderful results with my skin. 

Without sounding too much like an cheesy commercial, my skin has never felt so unbelievably soft. This tonic seems to remove dirt that I can't even see, which would would explain why I've had less breakouts recently. I usually use quite harsh spot removing products like Clearasil, to help exfoliate and prevent spots but the Pixi Glow Tonic does all of that but without being super harsh on my skin. I can't say that it has helped to even out my skin tone but it has definitely helped to brighten my skin. Some may find the smell a little odd, which is quite clinical, however, I think it's quite fresh smelling and I love it. Another benefit is that Pixi by Petra does not test on animals, nor do they have any other parties, such as suppliers etc test on their behalf. Another massive bonus. 

Would I recommend the Glow Tonic to someone? Most definitely. Yes, it's a bit pricy but it's a great product, that truly works and it's a real investment. Also, I think it's always nice to support companies who don't test on animals.

Have you tried the Glow Tonic before? If so, what are your thoughts? If you haven't, is this something you'd like to try?

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday 1 November 2015

The Unpalatable Truth about Food Waste

Like many people nowadays, I'd like to consider myself a bit of a foodie. There is nothing I like better than finding tantalising new recipes that I can try out at home or visiting the newest restaurants in my local area. Food not only provides us with life and energy, it can provide warmth, comfort and dare I say it, happiness. So why do we throw away so much of our delicious, hard earned food?

Did you know that the UK is one of the leaders of food and drink waste within the whole of the EU*? UK households throw away over 4 million tonnes of food & drink annually that is either still fit for human consumption or has been allowed to perish beyond edible standards, so maybe it’s time that we address some of our bad food habits.

Before I start to come off as a preachy little retch, I’ve been guilty of throwing perfectly good food away too. I’ve allowed food to pass the point of being edible instead of preparing a meal with the available fresh food that had a short shelf life. I think this is something we’re all very guilty of, pushing the wilting veg to the back of the fridge and getting our hands on that tasty pizza from the freezer that we’ve had our eye on for the last few days (or is that just me?). I get it, convenience is sometimes more appealing than slaving over a hot stove. 

Within Wraps executive summary of the 2012 Household Food and Drink Waste report (which you can read here) they stated:

‘The avoidable food and drink waste that was subsequently thrown away would have cost £12.5 billion across the UK, or £470 per household per year, at 2012 food prices’. 

So you heard it here first kids (Ok, Maybe not first) Food Waste = Wasted Money 

In the UK, we have registered the highest amount of food poverty within the last five years, with nearly a million people registering for emergency food supplies with the Trussell Trust Food Banks. In this day and age where food and living costs are on the rise but wages are not, we should all be watching our food waste and saving our pennies (along with the planet).

Photo Source: http://www.trusselltrust.org/foodbank-figures-top-900000

Maybe one of the reasons we throw so much away is because we are desensitised to the amount of effort, resources and live stock that goes into creating our food. Would we be so willing to throw that piece of chicken away if we had to raise and kill the bird ourselves? Would we be so inclined to bin that broccoli if we had watched it grow from a seed? Maybe it's because we are so far away from the actual production of food that we forget how much effort goes into generating our sustenance. 

Food waste not only effects our pockets but it effects the environment too. Throwing products away that have used extensive resources to produce them means that food waste is impacting our carbon footprint as well. Cheese, milk and meat come from a large supply chain so we should think twice before we throw these products away so easily.

Before the food even reaches your cupboards, heck, before it even reaches the supermarkets, food waste is occurring at phenomenal levels, with estimates** of nearly 5.5 millions tonnes of food waste coming from manufacturers and food suppliers, which then heads straight to the land fill all because some 'imperfect' fruit and veg looks a bit 'odd'.

How can we avoid food waste?
Sometimes food waste is out of our hands, we don't all have the means to rally against the big cooperations to stop their food waste but there is so much we can do just from the comfort of our own homes.

Plan your meals

Yeah, I know it may sound boring to some of you but planning your meals for the week or a few days in advance means you will only buy what you need meaning you’ll have less products to throw away.

Use what you already have

Again, I know, I’m sounding like a nagging mum but if you use what you already have, you’re preventing food waste and saving yourself a few quid that can go towards that new Charlotte Tilbury foundation you’ve had your eye on (Can you tell I’m seriously lusting after that at the moment?

Reduce portion sizes

If I cook too much food, I’m more than happy to use that grub the next day for lunch or dinner but some people are not that open to food leftovers. If you’re one of those people who doesn’t like left overs the next day, why not reduce your portion size and in turn, reduce food waste?

Sell by dates/Use by dates

Personally, I’ve never used these dates. I’d like to think as a human (supposedly the most superior creature on this planet) I’ve been equipped with the best tools to decipher whether or not food is edible. By all means, don’t take this as the gospel truth but I have a three step process to decide whether or not I should eat something:

1. How does it look? Good? Green? (Green is bad. Real bad. Run for the hills!) Normal? Content? Does everything look Ok? If there are no signs of visible mould or deterioration move on to step 2.
2. Smell. It can all go down hill from here, so prepare your nostrils! How does it smell? Like death? That’s bad, throw it away and burn it with fire. But seriously, does it smell ok? Normal? Maybe even a bit tasty? If so, move on to 3.
3. Taste. Now it’s time to give that sucker a try. I’m not asking you to scoff the whole lot, just a small bit enough to decipher whether or not you could die from eating this all.

And there you have it! You have successfully used your powers of elimination to discover if something is edible or not. Round of applause all round.
Now, those 3 steps may seem like complete common sense to some but I have met so many people who live by sell/use by dates and don't just use their sight, smell and taste to see if something is ok to eat. Remember, the less food you throw away is more money saved!

Buy directly from the farmers

Farmers markets are not just for a select few, you can get your butt down to them as well. Not only do you get to meet local food producers but you can get your hands on fresh fruit and veg, straight from the source. You can even inquire about buying the ugly fruit and veg for lower prices!

Smoothie it

Is that spinach wilting? Is that banana now more brown than yellow? Throw those bad boys in a smoothie maker and it’ll make no difference! Zero food waste and a healthy meal in one go.


Make use of your freezer. If you know you may not be able to eat all of your fresh fruit and veg before they start to wither away, check and see if you are able to freeze it and use it at a later date.

Dine at sustainable restaurants 

Believe it or not, there are restaurants out there that use sustainable produce or intercept food waste before it reaches the landfill. Save the Date cafe is an example of this new and exciting venture!

Ask to take your leftovers home

Out at a restaurant but unable to finish that big lovely plate of food? Instead of throwing the food away, why not ask for a doggy bag or better yet, bring your own! There is no shame is saving the planet but if you do feel a bit embarrassed, why not call the restaurant in advance and check to see if they are able to provide you with a doggy bag? A win all round!

Buy those imperfect beauties

If you don’t, who will?! Also, why not ask for a discount on these items from your supermarket! (If you don’t ask, you don’t get!)

This is a completely out of the ordinary post for me, so I hope I've done this subject justice. If you'd like to look into this subject more, there are links scattered throughout this page and also some below. More top tips on how to save food can be found here. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this subject and if you have any other tips you'd like to share, please leave them in the comments section below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Interesting links


Please note: The photos with stats within them are not mine. I have used them for research purposes only and do not claim to have any right to them. I have provided links to the original source beneath each photo if you wish to research this topic further.

Friday 16 October 2015

I need to vent

(Please note: This is going to be a very whiny, 'poor me' sort of post. There may be a few jokes, lol's and sarcastic humor, but overall, prepare yourself for an onslaught of 'WHY ME?!' sorta thing. You've been warned).

Let’s just ignore the fact that this rant is coming from a relatively healthy (I have sinusitis, not Ebola, so I should count my blessings) free (as in, I can do what I want, not that I’m now being sold at the low, low price of zero!) Western woman, with a roof over her head who is surrounded by friends and family.

Let’s just ignore the fact that I could have it a lot worse. I know that

I'm actually so aware that I should be grateful for all the things I do have in my life, that I’m annoyed at myself for feeling so down about the bad things in my life. 

How ridiculous is that? Annoyed at myself for feeling low. 

You can call me Self Deprecator the Extraordinaire!

Just about everything is annoying me right now and I mean everything. People talking to me, eating near me, scratching, coughing, slurping, breathing. But I know the only reason everything is annoying me so much is because I'm on the edge already and everything else is just the cherry on top of this crap heap of an ice cream sundae (ew).

So why have you been so down Kirsty? Thanks for asking Kirsty, I'll explain why. 

I’ve been made redundant 

After being on a rolling contract for 2 years, 2 months ago I was finally made permanent. Praise the lawd'! At last I finally felt secure; I felt secure in my job and I finally felt like a fully-fledged member of my team. A permanent job meant I could get a mortgage, plan for the future, save more, you know? All that amazingly fulfilling adult malarkey that we've all grown to love and strive for.

Yet 2 months after being made permanent, my company made a shocking announcement (and I mean shocking. No one had a bloody clue!) that quite of few of us were to be let go and I was one of them.


The real kicker is that I absolutely adore my job. I love the company, the people, the role, the whole fucking shabang. So for the next few months I'll be stuck in employment limbo whilst I finish the end of my contract. No plans can be made. No mortgage can be sought after. No security will be had.

(Told you this was a 'poor me' post)

I passed my driving test

AT BLOODY LAST! After putting this off for god knows how long, I've finally passed my driving test, which means I can finally buy a car! Amazing! I'm 27 and I can finally own my first ever!!!

Oh, no. Wait. You've just been made redundant. No car for you my love. Back to relying on lifts from friends and family and back to feeling like a complete loser who hasn't got her life together. Great.

Have you got a boyfriend?

If you are at a similar age to me and are single, I’m sure you’ve experienced this as much as I have. If you’re younger than me and single…prepare yourself, because in the near future you will find out how annoying this sort of stuff is.

A few years ago no one gave two flying hoots about my love life, but now! Oosh! All of sudden because I’m nearly 2 years off 30 (Good Lord, someone kill me) everyone seems to be watching my poor, lonely, cat lady life play out and they feel as if it’s necessary to pry or pity me. 

Calm down people, in the words of Gloria Gaynor, I will survive.

I’m questioned about my relationship status on a daily basis. I’m told I must be picky because I’m single. I’m told to ‘put myself out there’, I’m told to ‘just settle’.

It’s not as if I’m not aware that I’m at that age in my life where I should be settling down. I know I should be. I'm reminded everyday when someone new on my Facebook news feed gets engaged or married. I get it! I'm just sitting here watching reruns of Grand Designs from 1999 with a bottle of vino to myself asking my cat how his day went. I get it. I'm alone and should be doing something about it.

I’m told that I'm getting on a bit, that my looks will fade, my body will change and I'll no longer be this fertile baby making machine. I
'm told I need to get married, have babies and live happily ever after. 

To all the people who are constantly on my case about my love life, please see below: 

Buying a house

'Hi, I'm Kirsty and I'm 27 and still live at home with my mum'. I'm such a catch, right?

If you're not at the stage in your life where you are thinking about mortgages, I have only one piece of advice for you: Start saving, now. Right this second kinda now. Seriously.

Mortgages are expensive and extremely hard to save for on your own but I'm at this stage in my life where I want to move out in to my own place and just have something to call my own, but unfortunately, like many people at my age, it's nearly impossible to do so.

My room

This is an odd one and something I could solve easily if I just had enough time.

My room really needs to be redecorated. Desperately. I’m half way through the process but now the process has just stopped. Living in a room which is half finished with paint and furniture for so long is honestly driving me insane. It just shows how your living space can really affect your mood.


I actually feel somewhat better for ranting about this utter drivel. Does anyone else feel like sharing? Let’s make this into a therapy session where we all just cry at our computer with a glass of wine in hand and talk about our problems (sounds like every Friday night to me. Wahey!)

I hope you are all having a better time than me. Thanks for stopping by and I promise, I'm not usually like this*. 




Thursday 24 September 2015

10 Tinder Turn Offs

I’ve done a (hilarious*) post about online dating before which you can find here. However, I wanted to vent my frustration once again and list 10 things that men do on online dating that really, really, bugs me.

Side note: This is all tongue in cheek. If you get offended by it, this blog is not for you and I suggest you never look at the internet ever again. Ever

*May not actually be hilarious. No refunds. No returns. 

Girls in Photos
Ok, so, for the record I’m not a jealous kind of gal. Have your girl mates, go have fun with them. I’m secretly hoping they will tell you what a great catch I am, that I’m a keeper and I will some how end up BFF’s with your girl mates and we can all live happily ever after. However, if you’re trying to get to know someone via online dating, the last thing I want to see is a girl sitting on your lap with your arms around her waist. Surely you have other photos you could use? Did you really think this one was a good choice? Why?! Which leads me on to my next point…

Ex-girlfriends in photos
You know it’s the ex-girlfriend in the picture when the backdrop is of a famous landmark, their faces are smushed together but you can only see 3/4 of her blurred out face. She has been unceremoniously cropped out and quite poorly. You can see she has one green eye, brownish hair and half a smile but honestly, could you not find another picture to use, love? Is the photo of you standing in front of the Eiffel tower, with half the face of your ex Mrs really the best photo you have? 

*swipes left*

Artsy photos
Yeah, great. You’re so cultured and cool. So mysterious and deep. All of your photos are of the back of your head, somewhat blurry or you're standing 13,000 ft away from the camera. But they all have the same theme...I can’t see your face in any of your bloody photos! 

*swipes left*

Men who lie about their age
Simon. Age 32.

Absolutely not. Nooooooo way. There is no way in hell that you are 32! Add another twenty years on and we may have a deal. But no. Just. No. Stop clogging up my Tinder feed you cheeky git and get back to playing darts down your local pub with Dave and Terry. Good lad.

Profiles with the same photo over & over & over again
If you have uploaded the same photo 5 times, you’re clearly an idiot and I have no desire to marry and reproduce with you.

*swipes left*

Swearing in photos
This is probably the most unattractive thing a guy can do on his online dating profile. I’m no prude and I personally think a well placed swear word, executed at the right time can be quite comical. However, whilst you’re sitting there giving me the middle finger via your profile picture, believe it or not, the first thing that pops into my mind isn't ‘Wow. What a charismatic, charming, gentleman this young man is. I can’t wait to show Mother and Father these photos so we can organise the wedding pronto’, I’m thinking ‘You're an idiot’.

*swipes left*.

‘If you swipe right, make sure you actually talk’
1. Don’t tell me what to do - I'm a rebel
2. Great idea but how about we scrap it and you just talk to me first?
3. Um. How 'bout no? 

*swipes left*

Married men
Seriously, this is a thing. Married men, openly admitting their married and in open relationships but looking to find a girlfriend for 'fun on the side' (shudders). All I can say is, you greedy bastards. Here’s me, alone and single, finding it hard to find ANY suitable man, whilst you, Mr Casanova Mc Stud Muffin has not only found a woman to marry, you now want a girlfriend as well! How dare you ruin the holy sanctity of Tinder. How very dare you

The ‘Only 1 photo’ profile
If you have one photo on your profile you are one of the following things:

A fake account
A murderer

But if you’re genuinely neither of the above, you’re just a plain old idiot. 

*swipes left*

Not mentioning your height

Fella’s. I’m not asking for your bank details. I don’t want to know how much you earn a year. Christ, I don’t even want to know if your big feet really does mean you have a big *ahem*. I just want to know how tall you are. Is that too much to ask? Why is it so secretive?! 

Well. That's my ranting done (for now). Can anyone else relate to this or am I being really, really picky and hard to please? (Probably the latter).

Good luck if you are currently trying to online dating scene and if you're happily in a relationship...I'm so happy for you...

(Trying to be genuine is really hard)

Tuesday 22 September 2015


Let’s just get this out the way. I’m a terrible blogger.

I was supposed to post this blog well over two months ago but low and behold, things, life, bits & bobs, (selfies with my cat) take over and my scheduling went out the window…so lets just completely ignore the fact that this post is two months late, I'm a terrible human and the fact that September is nearly over...


You’re probably thinking, why on earth would she dig up a post about an event she went to over two months ago? That’s a good question (Good for you Glen Coco, you go Glen Coco!), the reason is that I truly and whole heartedly believe in this brand that showcased this event and felt like I had to do a post about them.

If I'm honest, there's only a few things in life I'm truly passionate about and that's food, cats, sleep, bargains and vegan products!

Back in August I was invited to a launch event for Stvdio5 in their pop up store in Old Street Station in London. Stvdio5 teamed up with a few other brands such as TerreVerdi (another organic beauty brand) and Bysun (a handmade luxury ladies wear brand).

Stvdio5 are a 100% vegan, London based beauty company who rivals the likes of Lush (and lets face it, we all love a bit of Lush!). Not only do they have amazing smelling products like bath truffles, candles, face cleansers and moisturizers, their products are affordable, natural and paraben/alcohol free!

Not only do they have fantastic products, they have a wonderfully refreshing business mantra which they call ‘Best of British’. They elaborate further on their website with the following statement: 

We need your support and encouragement to change consumer consciousness. We are NOT against large-scale High Street companies, but we do believe that buying from us will create a community of people who are passionate about NATURAL AND HANDMADE British products’. 

Then continuing their passionate declaration with:

Respect your money, respect your skin. Buy natural, buy British’.

This company is run by Antonio Pisanelli, who is one of the most nicest, hospitable and welcoming Brand Directors I’ve ever come across. Not only is his passion for his business evident when talking to him on social media or face to face, he’s very down to earth and gives bloggers a lot of time and respect.

All in all, I love this brand. Wholeheartedly. The ethics, the people and the products are all top quality and I’m so thankful Antonio invited me along to such a wonderful launch party. I would highly suggest you take a look at their website and try a few of their products, I personally love their bath truffles, which are always a welcome addition to any bath time escapade.

I try to use vegan products wherever I can and it’s companies like Stvdio5 that make is so easy to do! If you’d like to find out more information feel free to head on over to their website here.

(You can stalk all the other bloggers who went and their opinions by searching the hashtag #stvdio5inwonderland on Twitter)

Have you ever tried any of Stvdio5's products? If so, let me know what you think in the comments below! If you haven't, are these the sort of products you'd like to try? Let me know!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday 12 September 2015

Warwick Castle // Adventure

A couple of weekends ago, on a Sunday morning in August, my friend called me and asked if I would like to visit Warwick Castle with him. Even though it’s only a couple of hours drive from London, I’ve never been, so I was more than happy to go along and see what Warwick Castle had to offer.

Before we set off our on adventure the weather was truly beautiful but in good old English fashion that soon changed and upon our arrival at the castle the heaven’s decided to open. I’d like to think our British stiff upper lip came in to play and even though we were getting positively drenched walking around the grounds, the weather didn’t put a damper (excuse the pun) on things.

Before arriving I was unaware that Warwick castle is part of the Merlin Entertainment group who owns attractions such as Thorpe Park, Legoland, Madam Tussauds etc so I didn’t realise it was going to be such a ‘commercial’ experience. What I mean by that is there were character actors walking around, family shows (including horrible histories), burger vans and dungeon scare tours. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a bad thing, there were plenty of families walking around thoroughly enjoying themselves. I just assumed that as it was a castle the atmosphere would be quite subdued but I guess you have to use a lot of tactics to make history enjoyable for the young!

On another note, Warwick castle is quite expensive to get into. I think we paid nearly £60 for two adults (this included the dungeon scare tour), however, there are deals you can get if you book in advance or go online so make sure you use those offers if you do visit! 

A day out at Warwick castle is lovely experience and I can imagine it would be a fantastic family day out. The grounds are highly maintained, along with the interiors and there is so much to learn whilst walking about. I’d highly recommend everyone to visit and learn about the rich history Warwick has to offer!

I also did a vlog whilst at Warwick castle and I'd love it if you had a peak! I try to create interesting and creative montages when doing vlogs and it's not long I promise ;)

Have you ever been to Warwick Castle before? If so, what did you think of the experience? Can you recommend any other castles that I should visit? Let me know!

Friday 4 September 2015

An Instant Instagram Filter for your Face?

A few months ago I was approached by a PR team who asked me to try out one of their products. Like many of you, I’ve been offered my fair share of odd products to review (one PR team asked me to review a frying pan set) so I’m usually quite weary when I’m messaged by any PR team.

However, one email in particular stood out amongst the sea of spam due to its captivating subject line ‘An Instant Instagram Filter for your Face’. Before I say anything about this product, let’s just give the PR company a massive round of applause for knowing how to grab a gal's attention. Kudos! But once I set my intrigue aside, I found myself doubting their bold statement. Without sounding like a know it all, I feel as if I would have heard about a makeup product that gives you an Insta filter for your face...I think we all would have. So how have I never heard of this product before?! With such bold claims about this product, I just had to see what it was all about.

The product in question is called New Magic Minerals Powder by Jerome Alexander. It boasts the ability to cover and conceal blemishes, age spots, fine lines and uneven skin tone, whilst of course, giving you that perfect Instant Instagram filtered face.

I’m going to be completely honest, when I opened the parcel I felt slightly disappointed by the packaging; it looked cheap, the ‘As Seen on TV’ logo felt gimmicky and the 90's vibe was a tad dated. But once I moved past the packaging and I opened up the product to reveal the powder inside, I was greeted by a colourful collection of spots all over a skin toned powder. Unbeknownst to me, these little spots are called ‘Colour Correctors’ which are supposedly meant to hide skin imperfections instantly. 

If I’m ever asked to review something I like to think that I take that task pretty seriously. I don’t just use a product once and write a post about it. Oh noooooo. I’m in it for the long haul and with that being said, I must have used this product nearly every day for a month just to see if these claims were true. 

o, did this powder give me the most perfect Instant Instagram Filtered face? No. Of course not. The logistics behind creating a product that made you look ‘perfect’ all the time is impossible and not to mention we would all look crazy weird with a constant filtered face.


(Please don’t click off just yet)

Aside from that, this a really good powder.

As y’all may know, I have very oily skin along with terrible dry patches (because God does not want me to have flawless Beyonce skin) which means trying to find a powder that keep the oiliness at bay along with not drying me out is a task that is tiresome and sad. However, this somehow does it. I couldn’t really tell if the ‘Colour Correctors’ actually did anything as I couldn’t see a dramatic difference in my skin tone etc, however, I did get quite a few compliments whilst wearing this make up, which is always a bonus.

The powder is lightweight to wear, it doesn't change colour halfway through the day, it keeps oiliness at bay, it's relatively inexpensive (retailing at £9.99) and not to mention it comes with a handy little brush!  Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes, most definitely. Would I purchase this product again? You betcha! I actually really enjoyed using this product and was sad when I accidentally smashed the flaming bejangles out of it all over my floor (RIP Magic Minerals).

So what do you think? Gimmick or glorious? Have you ever heard of this product before or have you ever used it? Let me know in the comments below! I'd love to hear what think!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday 2 August 2015

Food throughout July

Ok, so this post may not detail everything I ate throughout the month of July, but I feel it gives a good idea what I've been enjoying throughout this month.

After 6 months of having a homemade smoothie or juice for breakfast every morning, I've now switched up my morning routine and started to enjoy oats, yoghurt and an assortment of fruits for breakfast instead.

You'll probably notice I rarely take photos of my lunch, which I don't do for 2 reasons. 1. I'm usually at work and I still find pretty odd to take photos in front of my work colleagues and 2. My lunch is usually homemade which means after travelling in to work for about an hour on public transport, my homemade lunch is not very appealing to look at anymore.

If you'd like to see similar to posts to this feel free to come follow me on Instagram here (shameless plug) where I post a variety of food, travel, beauty and cats photos daily.

Anyway, I'm ill, so I'm going to back to bed!



Tuesday 28 July 2015

What to expect from online dating

After becoming single last year for the first time in a while, I was persuaded by friends and family to move on and give online dating a go. If you’re new to the online dating scene then this post may prepare you for what the future has in store for you. Or perhaps you’re already a online dating veteran and a few of these points may tickle you. Alternatively, you may already be in a happy relationship and just want a laugh at us poor ol’ singletons and reaffirm how bloody lucky you are that you don't have to go through this all, you swines! (I kid). But anyway, I think I’ve listed a few home truths about what you can expect from the online dating world.

I hope you enjoy.

And good luck if you're considering online dating...you're gona' need it :|

Topless selfies

This is a tough one isn’t it? On the one hand, I’m sure we all appreciate a nice, good looking body but of the other hand we have to ask, is this topless Greek god really husband material? For me, it’s a no. 

Sorry Zeus.  

Duck Faced Men

Can someone alert the authorities!?! Men pouting?! When did this become a thing and more importantly, when was this deemed socially ok?! Don’t ask me why I find it ok for women to pout in photos yet when a man does it I can’t help but want to heave. I just can't explain it.

Whenever I see a man pouting in a photo I can literally feel my fallopian tubes tying themselves in to knots and every last bit of desire that I had for any man, fading fast. 

Please spread this message, men and pouting should never go together.


A truck load in fact. (He didn't even give me time to respond...)

'Just ask me'

Am I the only one who has a gripe with this? I can't stand it when a guy has an about me section that only says:

 ‘Just ask me’ 

I'm not detective f**king Colombo mate!  You’ve got to give me some clues as to what you like; otherwise this is going to be a very long, arduous process for us all...

Me: Do you like sea kelp?
Him: No
Me: Have you seen Jaws?             
Him: No
Me: Uh. Common! What do you like?!?!
Him: Just ask!

Plus, I'd like to know if I've got stuff in common with you before I swipe right becuase believe it or not, I'm not judging you solely on how you look!

Where's Wally?

I'm putting it out there, group photos are the bane of my existence. I can see you have friends, lots of them in fact. However, you all look the same and I can’t really tell which one you are, soooooo…

(swipes left)


God loves a trier doesn't he? What can I say? I almost feel sorry for the guys who write these types of messages to girls but what do they honestly expect? Do they think we will fall to our knees and praise the lord that our knight in shining armor has appeared at last? Or do they really think that sending a message saying ‘You’re body is fit, I need to f**k you asap’ is really going to result in sexual intercourse? 

Oh, they did?  

Oh, well, that’s awkward…

All the young dudes. They will hit on you. A lot. Does anyone take this as a compliment? Maybe I should but instead I can’t help but feel like a cradle robbing old hag if any guy younger than me sends me a message. My darling, I’m ten years older than you, it’s just not going to happen. Also, why on earth are you on here anyway?! Isn’t it past your bed time?! You cheeky lil scallywag!

The older (old) man 



The Normal 'good looking guys who say odd/weird/mental things'... 

...which just reinstates the fact that you’re going to be alone forever. 

These types of guys have to be the worst of them all. They have nice photos, they look sociable yet mysterious and low and behold, you have the same interests, could this be a match made in online dating heaven? 

He’s cute, you’re cute, you could have good looking babies together, you've basically started planning the wedding but uh, oh no, nope, nope, nope, he’s just gone and ruined it all by being a complete and utter nutter (see below for further details).


But just as all hope fades...

You realize there are some nice ones...

Have you tried online dating before? I'd love to know what was the funniest message you've ever received! Let me know in the comments below. 

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