Behind The Blog: My Essentials

One thing that always strikes interest with me personally is what happens behind the scenes with blogs, not with things like photography but more so with things that could be deemed more ugly than beautiful - the items that you don't buy for packaging.

So I thought I would share some items that I love but probably wouldn't include in a blogpost...

First off is teeth whitening. The idea of white teeth is something everyone strives for, and I think it adds a look of classiness to any outfit! Smile Brilliant sent me a complete teeth whitening kit including moulds designed specifically for my mouth! They're pretty cool... The kit comes with desensitising gel as well which means that it almost instantly stops you from those annoying pains that teeth whitening products can sometimes give you. I've noticed results almost instantly but I'm going to test them for about another week and watch out for my instagram as I'll be posting an update on there.

I shave my legs. I think most people do but I simply can't be bothered to faff about with waxing but I always suffer with terrible razor burn - at one point it was looking like I had been attacked by a heard of cats. But The Cool Fix Targeted Get Lotion is incredible. I apply it straight after shaving which does sting slightly but it means I don't suffer from razor burn, ingrown hairs or any redness. My legs honestly look so much better and it's been a massive confidence boost (especially with summer around the corner!)

With my parents living halfway around the world, I travel a lot and as I wear contact lenses (not on flights), I do suffer from dry eyes. I picked up this Optrex Eye Drops when I was in Malaysia before a long flight and they're wonderful. They contain witch hazel which is a natural antiseptic so dependent on how dry your eyes are, it can sting but it's an instant relief. This is a godsend for those rare occasions where I sometimes fall asleep in my contact lenses...

This is less of a behind the blog thing but I do wear glasses, particularly when I have time at home where I'm not in contact with people. As both my real life job and blogging involves so much screen time, I like giving my eyes a break from contact lenses and wearing glasses. Firmoo sent me a really fun pair that are very reminiscent of Ray Ban Wayfarers but are just an alternative to my usual secretary esque glasses. Firmoo is brilliant, the glasses are really reasonably priced and arrived so quickly!

And finally, something that is definitely far more aesthetically pleasing, this Iconemesis Pug Phone Case. It's a running joke amongst me and my friends that I love pugs and I had to say yes to this case. It's so fun and surprisingly a brilliant conversational starter (and it's only £10).

If you have a blog, do you have anythings that you use behind the scenes?

This post may contain items that have been sent to me for review. All opinions are my own.


  1. The Cool Fix lotion sounds great! I have Tend Skin which does a similar job. I think so many products we use day-to-day don't get featured on blogs because they're not as 'pretty'! x

  2. When I wore contact lenses, im too lazy for them now, I used to love Optrex for the same reason x

  3. I love the phone case! Also really enjoy your marble photo base!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

  4. This is such a fun idea for a post! :)
    We all have things we wouldn't necessarily include in a blog post!

  5. I have a little sample bottle of the Cool Fix somewhere, will have to dig it out and give it a go :)

    Jess xo

  6. I always carry eye drops with me as well. You never know when you might need them :D Love the phone case <3

    Pink Frenzy

  7. luckily i dont suffer too bad with sensitive eyes but I will surely recommend this to anyone I know who does :)

  8. I love that phone case! Too cute! Also I am a huge fan of Smile Brilliant! Their custom mold kit is amazing!

  9. The Cool Fix Targeted Get Lotion sounds very interesting and something I would love to try to help relieve any shaving irritation. I really want to whiten my teeth too! Alice x

  10. I loved your pics, esp the phone cover. :D I carry an eye drop all the time! :D

  11. That iphone case is lovely!!!

  12. Cool Fix sounds great, I had a laugh at the 'attacked by a herd of cats' comment!

    I love everything, and the phone cover is just too adorable!

  13. This is a great idea for a post! I love the phone case too :) xx