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I am intelligent and talented but not fair enough, you say. My body type is petite-thin but not majestically sculpted enough, you say. I can do without make-up, but I should never show my pores, you say. 41 more words

A look back...

“How can you know what you’re capable of if you don’t embrace the unkown?” – Esmerelda Santiago

I started my teaching career in 2007 as an NQT in an inner-city primary school on a massive council estate. 278 more words


N is for New York Noir

I knew I was going to end up using black for this week (such a summer colour) but I was doing a lot of tossing and turning about what look to go for. 431 more words


Luau Party On My Nails (featuring OPI)

Trying out something new with my pictures today and using the “Gallery” function – let me know what you think of this format or if you prefer my integrated pictures. 488 more words

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The Other Woman

Obviously I wanted to get all angry about how stupid and sexist and banal this movie is. Even as I reluctantly hit play I was like ‘dude, this is going to be totally terrible.’ 159 more words



The twatitude
Of ‘leaders’ in their snappy crappy attitudes
Is evidently present in their double-meaning platitudes
Compounded by the scribal hounds, so happy in their lassitude, 9 more words


Island inspired Mani

I was super lucky to get a nail mail care package with a couple of OPIs in this week which definitely arrived at the right time as I currently have zero pennies in the bank and a major hankering to splurge. 369 more words

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