10 Things NOT to Say to Someone With Acne

buy Quetiapine doctor prescription There’s never really a good age to be dealing with spots, but it always seems a bit crueler to be having to pop pimples just as you’re beginning to look at how to keep the wrinkles at bay.

I started dealing with the devil that is adult acne in my early twenties and naturally, as I do with anything that is a mild inconvenience to me in life, I moan about it constantly then write a fluffy piece for The Metro about my woes which you can read here – 10 Things NOT to Say to Someone With Acne  

However, now a few years on, my skin issues have been cured, mainly thanks to some strong antibiotics and maxing out my credit card on skincare products. While my face was free from spots, I was left with some pretty gross scarring which gave me something new to moan about constantly. Thankfully, I found 53 Aesthetics and their Dermaroller Treatment…..

What the hell is a Dermaroller Treatment?

A couple of months ago, through work, I was sent to review a Dermaroller treatment as part of a skin care feature. As someone who’s been moaning about their scars and blemishes for months, you’d think I’d have been ecstatic to get such a perk through work but, true to brand, I was a bit of a miserable emo about it all. You see, I’d actually had a go with a DermaPen a couple of years before, with another salon, and left disappointed; it hurt, I had a red face for hours, it made absolutely no difference and worse of all, it cost a bloody fortune.

However, I shouldn’t have tarred every beauty salon with the same DermaPen – Jenny at 53 Aesthetics gave me such a wonderful experience I left after my first treatment and booked in for two more to finally get flawless skin. Within a few hours I already noticed my most problematic area on my cheeks had improved and over the next couple of days, I saw a vast difference with how much easier it was applying my makeup of a morning. Whereas I used to have to pile on the concealer and heavy foundation, I was able to leave the house with just a bit of BB cream on without scaring anyone too much. After a couple more sessions over the course of a few months, I finally had clear skin with no redness or scars and one less thing to whine about in life.

So what the hell is a Dermaroller treatment? Well firstly, and most importantly, my all time favourite girl Lindsay Lohan is a fan which is all I needed to know but I appreciate that not everyone is a LiLo stan so might need more information before they commit to a session.

The Dermaroller facial is the latest invention to promise you a more flawless complexion; reducing the appearance of scars, evening skin tone, boosting collagen and plumping the skin. A micro-needling system that has 12 microscopic needles, when the tips make contact with the skin, the needles work to make tiny punctures which result in the creation of healthy new collagen. Sounds scary but it’s not. Full disclosure, I’m a bit of a weirdo who enjoys having her eyebrows waxed so maybe it could be painful but for me, at worst it was just slightly uncomfortable at times. You get an odd sensation that makes you feel like you’re about to sneeze now and again and the idea of needles being run across your face can be a bit daunting but Jenny makes you feel relaxed and calm and puts any concerns you may have at ease.

What actually happens?

The whole process took around an hour. Starting with Jenny cleansing and preparing my skin with what felt like a relaxing mini facial in itself, my face was then ready for the pen. I opted for the serum that reduces acne scarring but you can choose from others which include anti ageing or a mixture of the choices. Your face is numbed prior to the Dermapen coming in contact with your skin to minimise any discomfort and you go three ‘rounds’; with a break in between each one to give your face chance to recover.

Immediately after the procedure, my face was a little red, like I had done a workout at the gym, but there was nothing too dramatic. Within a few hours, it had completely died down so there’s no chance of resembling Sam from Sex and the City after she had her peel. Jenny advised me to keep my skin away from water and the sun for as long as possible so to get the best results from the treatment; allowing my face to keep repairing without any interference. Luckily I live in England where sun only makes a guest appearance now and again and I was more than happy to spend the day in my flat avoiding showering.

Where is best to go?

Well, spoiler alert, I think you can guess that I’m going to recommend Jenny at 53 Aesthetics rather than the first place that left me out-of-pocket and with a face that looked like a spotty strawberry.

It’s not just the appearance of scars that it has improved, my face also feels fresher, tighter and younger. And all without having to drink lots of water and take my makeup off before bed. In your face, mum.

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10 Things Generation Rent Can Relate To

As I’m currently up late, thinking of ways to make some extra money quickly as I’ve spent everything on my rent this month, I thought I might as well upload a link to this article I wrote for The Metro last month.

10 Things Generation Rent Can Relate To

Since this article was published letting agent’s admin fees have actually been made illegal, just like they have been in Scotland for years. I’m was so excited by the news initially but I’m also a little bit worried about it. This isn’t just because I’m a moody cynical emo but also as I’m worried that in doing this without other laws in place too it may see unfair rent increases and other ways for letting agents to exploit renters.

I guess we’ll see eh?

See also: “So How Many Cameras Are On You?” 10 Mins on TV

10 Things You Only Understand If You Have A Personal Trainer

What’s the best thing about having a personal trainer? You’re thinking it’s the results you see after getting dedicated, tailored one on one sessions with a fitness professional, aren’t you? WRONG. It’s getting to feel all fancy saying that you have a personal trainer.

I still can’t quite believe I fork out for a PT; I’ll be voting Tory next if I carry on with this kind of behaviour.*

Jodie, my trainer, is absolutely amazing and has helped me go from looking like a right butterball to a healthier, happier version of me.

Here for The Metro is 10 Things You Only Know If You Have a Personal Trainer.

I feel sick & anxious letting anyone see that hideous* picture of me on the left so hence why I'm posting this at 4am on a Saturday & will most likely delete it in a few hours. Obviously it's a really bad angle and I don't think I ever did look quite *that* bad but I had let myself go. Anyway, the difference between these two pictures is roughly a year and I'm so happy I made positive changes. I was in a horrible place when the before picture was taken & had stopped going to the gym and eating healthy, for various reasons. I'm only 5'1 so even a couple of extra pounds on me looks a lot. Training with @jodiemartinpt once a week has got me completely back on track and I'm almost the same size I was before I piled on all the weight. It's not just the weight loss that the sessions have helped me with; I'm also learning to love and like my body more, getting physically fitter and stronger and taking more of a care in my appearance generally. Self care innit. 💪🏽 PS * I know that you shouldn't lose weight & hate your "fat" former self and it's dead unhealthy to be associate your happiness & self worth with your dress size – I'm working on it. #beforeandafter #weightloss #personaltrainer #personaltraining #girlswholift #fitfam #fitnessmotivation #gym #healthy #instafit #weights #transformation #weightloss #bodytransformation #fitnesstransformation #fitness #workout #health #gains

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*It hurt me to even just type that as a joke. 

See also: Protein World & the ‘Strong is the New Skinny’ Culture 

8 Times Victoria Beckham Was a Feminist Icon

I have a confession. As a kid I never wanted to be Posh Spice when playing Spice Girls. I had a short brown bob so always got lumped as her and still remain bitter to this day that I merely got to wear a boring black dress while everyone else got fake tattoos and fun shoes.

But I saw the light in my teen years and Vicky B became my favourite Spice and I now know she is the ultimate mega babe and actual Queen of my heart.

How can anyone not love Posh when she was throwing excellent advice like this around in the 90s?

Picture Via @Joe_Stone_

Picture Via @Joe_Stone_

For The Metro, here’s 8 Time Victoria Beckham Was A Feminist Icon.

See also: Why I’m So Here For Beyonce The Feminist

15 People You Meet At Every Wedding

We’re well and truly into wedding season and chances are your precious Saturdays and Sundays are mostly, if not entirely, booked up with hen dos, stag nights, weekends away and weddings in remote parts of the country you’ve never heard of let alone been to.

But that’s the least of it.

Among the joys of attending weddings are the many and varied new people you meet there.

For The Metro, Here’s the 15 People You Meet At Every Wedding.


See also: How To: Make a Ticket Stub Shadow Box

10 Things Girls With Big Boobs Hate About The Summer

Great as big boobs might look, they aren’t always the most practical things in the world.

Inspired by an old blog I wrote about my struggles with a larger chest (basically, it was a humble brag of a post), I listed all the woes that come once summer rears it’s head and the boob sweat starts to drip.

For The Metro, here are 10 Things All Girls With Big Boobs Hate About The Summer.



See also: 8 Reasons You Shouldn’t Follow Your Ex On Social Media and 10 Things All Girls With Big Boobs Know To Be True


7 Things Instagram Actually Should Change

Instagram has been mixing things up and sending everyone west again.

This is more stressful than the time Twitter changed their ‘like’ button.

Rather than messing around with aesthetics everyone quite liked, here are 7 Things Instagram Actually Should Change for The Metro.

UPDATE: Since this was published, two of my suggestions have actually been put into place so I am taking full credit for Instagram users now being able to zoom in and save drafts. You’re welcome, everyone.

7 things Instagram actually should change


See also: Things You’ll Know to be True if You Grew Up on Sabrina The Teenage Witch

Cinco De Mayo 2016: 16 Things All Burrito Lovers Know To Be True

God, I love burritos. Seriously, if I ever go missing, make sure you check all the nearby Barburrito restaurants before you panic – I’ll most likely be in there with hot sauce all round my mouth and a big bloated stomach.

Here’s something I wrote for The Metro about my love of Tex Mex for Cinco De Mayo 2016: 16 Things All Burrito Lovers Know To Be True 

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See also: Things You’ll Know to be True if You Grew Up on Sabrina The Teenage Witch