Alissa Ashley Inspired Self-Portraits

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1am thoughts

I only write when I feel compelled to. Compelled is definitely not the word I’m looking for but it sounds good so we’ll roll with it.  I write what comes to me. I write what I feel. Sometimes I keep it to myself. Other times, like now, I share how I feel. I have a…

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To be Black

I had intended for this to be a photo blog, but I thought I’d explain the inspiration behind the photos. Everything I am writing is from experience.

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Kenyan Art

Kenyan art is beautiful. These are some of my favourite pieces at home (descriptions at the bottom).  Photos 1&2: an authentic, traditional container from Turkana, Kenya Photos 3&4: ornamental dried plant with a hand woven ‘vase’ Photos 5&6: beaded gecko from The Banana Box, an African crafts store  Photos 7&8: wooden carving of three men …

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My Exam Handbook

It’s that season again. For the past four years of my life, this time of the year has marked the start of serious, or relatively serious, exams: IGCSEs, AS exams, A2 exams, and now first year uni exams. Around April is when panic begins. Have you started revising? How much have you revised? You let out a…

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Summer Outfits, Part Two

Both the pants and the top are from Pretty Little Thing. I love the pants because they accentuate my body; I got a size 6 U.K. so that they can fit my waist perfectly. The only downside is that they are extremely long and considering the fact that I’m above average height-wise (I’m 5’6 and…

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Summer Outfits, Part One

Over the next month I will put together five simple outfits suitable for the summer. The focus will mainly be on the photos, with a small description at the end. This is the first.  I picked up this dress from a Primark in Leicester when I was looking for something else about a month ago.…

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Looking good on a budget…tips and tricks (Part One)

This is the first part of this series. I am a student. I do not have unlimited funds (sad, I know). I am also the type of person who likes getting a new outfit every time there’s an upcoming event or thing that I have to attend. This weekend was my friend’s birthday dinner and we…

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Natural hair in uni: What no one tells you, hacks and more…

Natural hair is beautiful but can be a pain to take care of, especially when you’re in uni. This post describes some protective styles, as well as my go-to routine when I have my hair out.

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Glam in under 20 minutes

Okay I lied. Approximately 20 minutes. I did my eyebrows in the morning, and they usually take a maximum of 10 minutes to do. The look I did in these photos took around 15-20 minutes from start to finish. None of the photos have filters, nor have they been altered in any way. *Insert ‘I…

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