Whilst I was not naïve and was aware I had very little English in me, I believed I knew all there was to know about my family and where I was from but, I was wrong. I wanted the Ancestry DNA kit for a while, the process includes spitting in a tube and posting it to America and waiting 6 weeks for the results – odd I know.
The kit was £79 and from my perspective was worth every penny. Not only does it trace what countries you originate from it also matches you to close and distant relatives that show similarities your DNA and links your data to family trees on the site.
So I am basically a concoction of everywhere (apart from Africa and Far-East Asia – odd considering I have always been told my grandad was Madagascar – turns out he was in fact from an island in the Melanesia region in the Pacific).
What I love about this DNA test is that it shows you how all of us on this world are so similar and if you look hard enough we all are linked in one way or another. It proves to me that we are all part of one race and no one is better than another, I would love for those who have this superior mentality to other races and religions to do this test and get a shock that they themselves are part of a race which they can be so horrid towards. We are all on this world together so more love and less hate please.
Get your AncestryDNA kit now @ www.ancestrydna.co.uk/kits
Ok if you are ever in London and want a quick but chíc lunch you have to go to EatbyChloe in Covent Garden
It is a vegan fast food restaurant, the food was incredible and so were the vibes – especially the swing chairs. Very aesthetically pleasing
I loved everything we ordered, omg the ‘parmesan crust’ – Yum
I love you London and i’m definitely going to be back to ByChloe and try the meatball sub.
Thanks Sophie Bala for taking me to these fab places (and for the insta shots) xo
By the way this jumper was a bargain find in Bershka on sale. I love the way it fits and the whole style of it. A perfect spring hoodie for this time of year. All outfit details will be linked below….
Pink Jumper from Bershka – STILL IN STOCK!
Jeans from Boohoo man
Daniel Wellington Bangle
Daniel Wellington Watch
I really would like my blog to be more personal and talk about issues or topics that are important. So I was thinking of adding this to the end of some of my blog posts when i’ve been thinking about something a lot at that time – although I don’t want it to be forced.
Lately I have been seeing a lot of posts on perfectionism and i’ve found a lot of them very relatable and has made me think. I have realised that when social media is criticised it is mostly in relation to body image creating unrealistic expectations for people. However I also think social media allows unrealistic expectations in terms of productivity. It has created a culture of obsession over the ‘perfect life.’ Again just like body image, people will mostly show an almost edited view of their life as only selected content is uploaded. i have found myself looking at peoples Insta stories and seeing them waking up at 5 am and hitting the gym , completing their uni work as well as creating lots of their content for their blog. |t appears as if they are ticking off their entire to do list which is possible every now and then but not everyday. This leaves me feeling deflated and unmotivated as I give myself unrealistic expectations that I can’t complete. I am beginning to understand that it is okay to have two days of not exercising or leaving a task until tomorrow.
Not everyone is on top of it all of the time. It is okay you can get it all done but just not all in one day. Anyway chances are you’re smashing life in your own way!
I hope you can think the same too if you are like me and overwhelm yourself with mountains of uncompleted to do lists.
Thank you for reading something a little more personal,
So after making the biggest move of my life it was essential to me that I loved my new room as i’ve since raised as a student you spend A LOT of time in there.
I love what I would call a fresh/minimalist kind of interior. This is how i’d describe my room but of course with gold/copper accents (basic I know).
For me it was important in a Uni room to have pictures (which I actually need more of) and memories to remember those who are important to you in your life and maybe to curb the home sickness. I have this frame which holds a speech my mum wrote for me at my 18th Birthday.
I have a slight obsession with this cactus trio. I got it from smith & goat you can choose what succulents / cactus you want and choose a handmade ceramic pot – I love it ! Although i’m kind of hoping they won’t be dead when I go back in Feb.
And OF COURSE I needed another clothes rail. I’m very lucky with my Uni room and the size of it which is actually bigger than my actual bedroom at home in Essex.
Although it isn’t finished i’m going to add a mirror and these faux palm leaves from ikea in a vase. However, i’m very happy with it.
I hope this kind of post was interesting I know I loved seeing this on Luke Catleugh’s blog. I love interiors so I thought use might too. I’m hopefully moving soon so I will do a before and after of my bedroom at home if you liked this.
Thanks again everyone (And an extremely belated happy new year),
Considering i’m still in my teens it is no surprise that my skin has been through a lot with waves of bad skin. I have noticed over the past 6 months my skin massively improving. I feel like this could be due to me finally taking care of my skin. Before then I literally never cleansed/ exfoliated/ moisturised my face. Sometimes it can seem like such a big mountain to climb that you don’t even try. Also i’m sure like many of you I have always been very sceptical and disbelieving of skin products.
My skincare routine may work best for me but may not work the best for everyone, I strongly believe it is down to trial and error. I will leave them all linked below.
This cleansing / exfoliating kit from Vanity Planet is great. One machine with different attachments can be used to suit you and your skin problems with attachments to exfoliate, cleanse and even a body body brush for ‘bacne’.
Side note: Carmex is a dream I use it 3 times a day, especially good for the winter months.
If you have any questions about any of the products I use feel free to DM me on my Instagram
Spin for Perfect Skin – Complete Face & Body Cleansing System (and by the way i’ve found lots of codes for this and when I checked they was working! find them here
Bulldog Sensitive Moisturiser
Clean & Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash
Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner
Superdrug Deep Action Back Spray (Be warned cover your mouth when using – I learnt the hard way)
BLACKHEAD MASK EXTRACTION PASTE
Skin Republic Collagen Hydrogel Under Eye Patch
Considering it is coming up to the end of 2017 and I have been wanting these babies the entire year, I finally took the plunge.
I tried to get these at Bicester Village in the summer which of course weren’t there. So I had a little look on Selfridges and Harrods this week and they wasn’t there (the stress). Then I found them on Mr Porter (which I love by the way; their website, service and delivery). So of course in a panic I bought them. Many say impulse purchases are not a good idea but I say surely you must love the item a lot if nothing stops you from buying it.
These are the classic Gucci ace sneakers with the bee embroidery. I’m so bloody excited to wear them and I know they will be surgically attached to me in spring. So I hope you won’t get too bored of them because I won’t !
Treat yo self this christmas it has been a long year. Merry Christmas everyone,
Ace Embroidered Watersnake And Leather Sneakers – Mr Porter
I don’t know about you but I find in winter I struggle to feel the same level of content with my outfits than in the summer months. I believe this is because when its cold you have to wrap up meaning, you can only see a big coat. Hence why i’m a big fan of winter accessories, especially scarfs! Which you probably already knew if you follow me on Instagram: kanehuxley1
Here are a few of my favourite winter accessories & as you can tell i’m loving the tanned theme this winter. (All items linked below)
By the way these gloves are the best i’ve had. They are so soon warm as well as stylish with the suede leather.
Thank you again for all of your continued support here and I hope to be more consistent with my posts over the rest of winter.
Polo Ralph Lauren Charcoal reversible scarf
Gant beige scarf (extra long version)
Hugo Boss Blocked stripe navy and black scarf (similar)
M&S Pebble Grain leather tanned messenger bag