Meet Miss Morrigan

January was one of my worst months to date in terms of my mental health, I’ve made no secret of this. I was really down, and really sad and extremely lonely. I pushed myself to make friends, and I found 2 – a girl I work with and a girl who works at my local…

And I’m BACK!

Hello! Have you missed me? I’ve certainly missed me, and by that, I mean writing. I took a break from my blog because I felt that I was just churning out simple, brutally easy make-up reviews that were bland and boring. Writing for thepoppyraptor was starting to become a chore, and I really felt like…

Where Is thepoppyraptor Going?

You know that awkward stage in a relationship where one of you asks, “So…where is this going?” ? That’s where I’m at with this blog at the moment. Increasingly, I’m finding that I’m using it to write about my mental health and that’s also where I get the most engagement and seem to make the…

Two Weeks Ago//MH

I’ll start off by saying that if reading about self-harm or suicide ideation is difficult for you, please don’t read any further. My aim in writing this certainly isn’t to make anyone feel worse. That said, I’m not out for shock-value but neither do I want to sugar-coat my emotions.   Here are the cold,…

#BowieBookClub

As you may or may not know, I’m a fairly big fan of David Bowie (I have a tattoo of the ‘Bowie’ lightning bolt on my forearm) and I work in a book shop, so when I came across the hashtag #BowieBookClub on Twitter at the start of this week, I was automatically intrigued. It…

Who Would I Be If I Had A Good Brain?

I’ve often wondered what I would have turned out like had I not had mental health issues throughout my life. It’s safe to say that my problems didn’t begin to surface until I was 11 (back in ye olden days of 2004), but we all go through so much ‘growing up’ during our teenage years,…

Clashing Prints: A Short Guide

TRUTH TIME. I’ve always wanted my blog to be a fashion one, ever since I was 15, my friends have been telling me to start one. Back then, I was a tiny little size 8 and I don’t know why I didn’t. This past year, as I’ve started and maintained and grown this blog, there’s…

5 Teenage Make-Up Blunders

A few months ago, I was mindlessly scrolling through Twitter, when I came across the funniest blog post by @amandajaaayne about her past make-up mistakes. I related to so many of them, and absolutely loved her idea. She kindly gave me permission to write my own post on the same topic, but I think it’s…