The Happy List: Things To Make You Smile on Hump Day
Need a mid-week pick-me-up? Let Pink Parcel provide some reasons to smile…
The Blogger Who Won’t Break Your Bank Account
If you walked past blogger Alex Stedman on the streets, you’d probably think she was clad head to toe in designer labels. In fact, the freelance fashion journalist has an eye for style, and her blog is an ode to the British high street. Expect fashion forward finds from affordable names like Next, ASOS and H&M, alongside styling tricks and insider haunts.
Smile rating: ☺️
Follow Alex’s blog at www.the-frugality.com.
The Feminist Book Everyone’s Talking About
When Lena Dunham declares someone an “essential (and hilarious) voice for women,” you take notice. Lindy West is a gutsy writer and columnist for the Guardian whose work tackles topics like body image and social injustice. In her debut book, a series of essays, she shares her journey from timid teen to out-and-out feminist, and how it feels to swim against the tide of a popular culture that isn’t always appreciative of strong women.
Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West, Available 17th May, £16.99, Hachette Books. Pre-order it here.
The ‘You’d Never Know How Crappy I’m Feeling RN Top’
Feeling bloated? No one will know in this off-the-shoulder top from New Look. The Bardot-style is totally on trend and a nod to summer while the easy fit and stripes will keep you feeling comfy and unselfconscious. Team it with some wide leg culottes and lace up sandals. Fashion game: strong, my friend.
Smile rating: ☺️☺️
Top, £9.99, New Look.
The Little Bar of Joy
We challenge you to be anything other than gleeful when confronted with an entire bar of this award-winning chocolate. Perhaps it’s the cocoa beans – hailing all the way from Grenada – bringing a little Caribbean cheer. Perhaps it’s the crunchy chunks of honeycomb, blended with organic milk chocolate. Perhaps it’s the fact that it’s free in your box this month!
Smile rating: ☺️☺️
Rococo Chocolates Honeycomb Mini Bee Bar, in your Pink Parcel box for May.
The Programme That Will Change Your Relationship With Food Forever
Treat your tums to the simple, unprocessed recipes as featured in the Hemsley sisters new show, Eating Well With Hemsley + Hemsley. The clean-eating duo, Jasmine and Melissa, have been creating nutrient-packed recipes since 2010. Two cookbooks in and the pair have now landed their own TV show. It’s the perfect place to get inspired by their philosophy of cooking with natural but flavoursome foods that are free from gluten, grains and refined sugar. Whether you’re on your period or not, it’s food to nourish your body – and soul – with.
Smile rating: ☺️☺️☺️
Watch Eating Well With Hemsley + Hemsley on Mondays, 8pm, Channel 4.