Beauty & Baggage

Thursday, 20 November 2014

MIXTAPE | November






For November, I've been enjoying some funk-infused electro, some harmony-heavy 60's-style guitar pop and some feel-good tunes. If you need something to dance around the house with to warm your frozen feet, try The Go! Team's Huddle Formation or Guns of Navarone courtesy of The Skatalites. Stick it on shuffle for a mix of wind-down and feel-good songs, it's been a mood-swing month!

You can also listen online here. What's your playlist this month?

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

5 Ways to Deal with Feeling Overwhelmed


When I read this Stylist article about how we live in the age of being overwhelmed, it struck a chord. How often do you feel like you're sinking under the weight of your responsibilities? I know personally I work more hours than ever - yet can't seem to make enough money to save or even cover all my bills every month. I've been studying for my Masters - and when that was done, researching proposals and funding for a PhD. In my spare seconds of time, I've been trying to keep up with the blog, actually keep in touch with friends and family, and make the time I spend with my boyfriend quality time. Add to that general household admin and attempting to constantly 'self-improve'; whether that's time to exercise, actually cook meals, learn a language or keep up to date with current events, and it's no wonder we're a generation of overworked, overtired, overstressed and undercompensated women. I bet there are some things on this list you agree with - and even if it is a bit of a first-world problem, it can take a significant toll on our mental and physical health if we're constantly spread too thin. Here's how to deal:

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Women on Film: C.J. Cregg

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I said, a little while ago, that I'd like to do more posts about one of my favourite things - television. In line with that hope, I'm launching a new series called 'Women on Film' - a celebration of the most awesome female characters on television today. Let me know if you like it, and I'll do more! See the first installment here.

As this show has been off the air for several years, there will be spoilers in this piece. You have been warned.