June 2015 Review

Thursday, July 02, 2015

We are already two days into July and this post is late. Woopsie. My schedule at the moment is chocka-block but it does make me nervous when I don't get thing up on time. Blogger problems!

Here are a few of my favourite photos from last month. What's your favourite?

Sleepy snuggles / Giraffe selfie / Best topping for breakfast pancakes / Bug shades are back out / Sofa chills / Mid week ice-cream sundaes / Hotel selfie / Watching the seals / Royal Ascot with J 

Let's catch-up!

Highlights of June were the first BBQ's of the year. Burgers and salad are my favourite! We also went to the zoo for my sister's birthday which was a great day out. I took my mum to an opera show for her belated birthday treat and we stayed in a Travelodge hotel over night. Finally, we went along to Royal Ascot as guests of Appletiser which was a really lovely and summery day at the races.

Music:

Songs on repeat for the month of June were:
  • Flashlight - Jessie J
  • Shut Up & Dance - Walk the Moon
  • Want To Want Me - Jason Derulo
  • Not Letting Go - Tinie Tempah ft. Jess Glynne
  • Break The Rules - Charlie XCX
  • Heart on Fire - Clean Bandit
  • Bed - J.Holiday
  • The Middle - Jimmy Eat World

Boyfriend:

I mentioned last month that I am on a magical cloud. Well, I am still on the magical cloud which seems to be going higher and higher. We are going on our first holiday in Greece in a few weeks time which will be really nice. I have so much blog content planned for when I am out there! For real though, I am really happy and it's crazy to think I wasted so much time dating on so many idiotic people before hand. 

Blog:

Favourite posts of June include (click to read them):
It appears I haven't shot any new work in June which does sadden me. Unfortunately, I am just not feeling Photography anymore at the moment and I don't know why. I just seem to have completely fallen out of love with it and put it on the back burner to concentrate on my blog. It sucks because I have worked SO hard to get to where I am right now. It's taken me years to build relationships with people and now I have let go of it all. However, maybe I will return to it again one day. For now, one day isn't today or tomorrow and probably not next week.


To be honest, all I want to do at the moment is spend my time with Josh, blog and carry on with the job hunt. This is how July and August will probably be spent too! Sometimes you just have to shake off the pressure and bad vibes and choose happiness, right?

Sponsored Video: Vagisil #ENDEMBARRASSMENT

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Vagina. Downstairs. Muff. Fanny. Clunge. Pussy. Meat flap. Badly packed kebab.

(Oh, you do find some hilarious things on a search engine!)

Call it what you want but we are all born with genitals and no one has a perfect vagina or willy. Vaginas go through a lot of stuff. We allow them to be poked (I couldn't think of a nicer way to put it), we bleed from them for a week, we squeeze babies through them, we have to be prodded for smear tests and we shave and wax them. They are a huge reason why us women are amazing.

(Totally biased...)

Intimate health seems to be a taboo these days. I know I certainly don't want to describe to the world how my downstairs looks. It's just something you keep to yourself, right? But what if things get a little awkward and you need to talk to a doctor about an intimate health problem? Do you avoid making the 'Hi can I book an appointment with the doctor because my vagina is itchy' phone call? Or would you just deal with it yourself and most probably suffer in silence?
Vagisil are on a mission to end the embarrassment (#ENDEMBARRASSMENT) that us women face.  In a study of 2000 women, 47% felt embarrassed to even say the word VAGINA. Shocking, right?

34% of the women in the study say that the taboo of intimate health is down to the society of today being prude. Society goes into a frenzy when the human body is shown in the slightest way so of course; why would we bother talking about our vaginas? It's the most special and intimate part of a woman's body. We keep it private (well, most of us do).

Let's check out the video to learn more about the campaign #ENDEMBARRASSMENT



So, 70% of women reckon it's down to how the media portray women's bodies. Of course we already know that there is a stigma in the media and press of what a perfect body should look like so unless you have what you THINK is a designer vagina; you wouldn't book that doctor's appointment, would you?

Common embarrassing problems for intimate health are:
  • The appearance of the vagina
  • Itching
  • Sweating
  • Odour
  • Bladder Control

These are seriously awkward problems for anyone; woman or man. No one wants a smelly down below or be constantly itching their private area. Vagisil Medicated Creme is specifically designed for intimate itching, burning and irritation. It acts as a cooling cream which soothes the problematic areas.

Of course, if the cream doesn't work for you or you still feel concerned about whatever problem you have, then it's incredibly important to walk in to your doctor with your head held high. Doctors have seen it all before and a lot worse! You will not be the first person to complain of itching or bad odour down there so you shouldn't feel alienated because of it.

If you would like to learn more about intimate health, check out the videos on the Vagisil Youtube channel. 



Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by Vagisil but all opinions are my own.