You can't always put a brave face on

It’s really, really hard to be fine all the time. It can be tiring, or more so exhausting... For some, being 'fine' takes a lot more effort than most realise.
Sometimes you’re just too tired and exhausted to be 'fine'This is something that I find hard or almost impossible to accept. I’m puzzled with how to be okay with it. I get frustrated at myself for being that girl who always puts a brave face on no matter the circumstance. Puts a smile on her face to disguise how she feels. Yet, I feel like i'm labbled as the girl who leaves early. Who drinks hardly anything because i'm no fun. That I make excuses not to go out. I'm pretty sure people think I'm weird or insane and, if i'm honest... I feel like I am sometimes.

Thank You...

Thank you.

What does thank you mean to you?

For me it makes me feel proud of myself, worth, helpful, reliable and like I have made a good difference in someones life. Thank you's usually bring positive and fulfilling emotions.

Understanding suicidal thoughts and feelings - suicide prevention day 2018

Today is suicide prevention day. So I wanted to talk about suicidal thoughts so you have a better understanding of them and also things you can look out for in your family and friends or even work colleagues. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone, they don’t discriminate.

Surviving a suicide attempt

September is suicide prevention month and Monday the 10th of September is suicide prevention day. I thought that before the day I would write a post but I’m also going to upload another post on Monday as well. Today I wanted to write a post about surviving a suicide attempt. 

Should you show self harm scars? - TRIGGER WARNING

Today I wanted to talk about showing self harm scars. If you don't know much about self harm or the misconceptions that are around self harm my post about self harm misconceptions might help you before I dive into this post. I do want to just put a TRIGGER WARNING in case this post might upset some readers.

Swarovski Zodiac Pendant Necklace

Zodiac signs have been something I have always been intrigued about. I like to read about all the different signs. I know some people don't believe in them, but personally I do. I mean, yes, I don't have every trait of my sign and I bet you don't either. So, you might be wondering... what sign are you Becca? Well, I am a Gemini. This is quite fitting for me as I'm funnily enough an identical twin. The Gemini sign is twins, if you didn't know that.

Rolo & Smarties Rocky Road - Recipe

So as many of you may or may not be aware I love baking. It's a hobby of mine. It's something I can get creative with and I love being creative. Baking is something I have loved since I was a wee kid. When ever I bake now it takes me back to the times I baked with my siblings and mum as a wee kid, chocolate crispy cakes were my childhood, and we would lick the bowl clean. I mean, you can't bake without licking the bowl. Today's post is about the magnificent rocky road I made for leaving high school back in June and to give to my teachers, all of which loved it. Though, if rocky road isn't your thing I have a previous post on a oreo red velvet cake you might enjoy reading about. 

Why do people wear makeup

Makeup is something a lot of us women, girls and some men love wearing because it's something that personally makes me feel good about myself. If your like me you enjoy putting together makeup looks. Seeing the thing you design in your head come together which is pleasing. Yes, sometimes things don't work out as well as you hope but makeup at the end of the day is trial and error like most things in life. You don't just become amazing at makeup over night. You practice, practice and practice more. There is nothing nicer than having someone compliment a makeup look you have created. It makes you feel happy. 

Soph x Revolution - extra spice eye-shadow palette

So as many of you will know I do love makeup revolution. It's probably in my top 5 makeup brands. I have reviewed two of their products in the past which are: the blush palettes and the iconic lights contour & pro kit. When I saw that makeup revolution brought out a palette with SophDoesNails I was super excited. In fact ecstatic. I mean one of my favourite youtubers and makeup brands coming together with an eye-shadow palette was my idea of heaven. I know, i'm running late to the hype of the palette as my local superdrug kept being sold out of it, to my disgust. But I think this proves just how popular it has been. 

30 worst things to say to someone struggling with low mood/ depression

I thought I would put together the 30 most annoying/ worst things to say to someone struggling with low mood or depression. However, I also wanted to include ways in which you can help someone who is currently struggling (it could be a loved one, friend or colleague who may be struggling) and you don't know how best to help and support them. It can be hard to know how to support someone through a tough, tricky time. 

Top 15 self-care affirmations

"I am" is a powerful, very powerful phrase. But have you ever thought why it is? I hadn't until now and before I properly jump into this post I would explain. So the phrase "I am" is literally and i mean literally instructing yourself to think, believe and feel a specific way. By saying "I am" you are telling your subconscious mind what to let into your awareness or what to filter out and discard of.