Melanie Murphy is an Irish Content Creator, Lifestyle Youtuber and Author. She shares content based on topics such as sexuality, women’s rights, health and relationships. With an Instagram following of over 100k and more than 60M views on Youtuber, Melanie has a majorly influential job. I first discovered Melanie five years ago with her viral … Continue reading Melanie Murphy: Overcoming Eating Disorders, IBS and Social Taboos
I was looking at a magazine stand the other day and I quickly realised how much emphasis is put on weight loss and diets on the front covers. 'Lose 10lb in 10 days', 'Get Bikini Body Ready' and 'Get Skinny this Summer' were just a few of the headings printed in bold. Society has become … Continue reading Dealing with Weight Gain
With the rise in popularity of leading a healthy lifestyle there are more and more people representing the health and fitness community on social media and television. Along with this comes a certain stereotype of what ‘healthy people’ look like. These individuals usually have a slim and toned physique, clear and glowing skin, smooth shiny … Continue reading What ‘Healthy’ Looks Like
One thing I hear a lot of people saying is that those who choose to exercise and eat healthily have ‘notions’ or are full of themselves. It’s commonly thought that leading a healthy lifestyle is done in order to look a certain way. As someone who is a member of the health and wellness community … Continue reading I’m Healthy, Not Perfect!
One common misconception about healthy eating is that the only foods that you can eat for dessert are fruits. This often throws people off the idea of eating healthily as they feel as though their diets will be restricted and they'll miss out on the good stuff. I too used to believe this myth and … Continue reading Chocolate Fudge Brownies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free)
Would I really be a blogger if I didn’t do a favourites post? Um, I don’t think so! I’m not going to commit myself to doing a monthly favourites series simply because I don’t tend to stray from products I love very often so you’d just be seeing a lot of the same stuff over … Continue reading Fall Favourites: Beauty, TV & More
Disclaimer: I do not intend to offend anybody by speaking about certain diets or by using the word ‘fat’. I am a strong believer that nobody knows their body better than themselves and happiness is more important than appearance once you have a clean bill of health. Low fat diets have become extremely popular within … Continue reading Fat Phobia: Does Eating Fat Cause Weight Gain?
Hello Again, As you may know by now, I am very passionate about the topic of skincare and spend a lot of my free time researching and trying different products that can improve the condition of your skin. One product that seemed to pop up regularly was face cleansing brushes. You’ll find many conflicting reviews … Continue reading Product Review: Vanity Planet ‘Spin For Perfect Skin’
Hello Again, If you're anything like me then you've been glued to the new season of The Great British Bake Off which aired last week. There is something about that show that brings me so much comfort and although Mary Berry, Mel & Sue have parted ways with the series, Paul Hollywood's charming smile still … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
As promised in my last beauty post, I’m back with my top tips on how to manage your acne. I’m saying ‘manage’ rather than ‘cure’ as there are plenty of factors that contribute to having acne and many of them (such as genetics) cannot be helped. I am not implying that if you follow all … Continue reading How to Manage Your Acne