Friday, 21 October 2016


“If Mr. X can find someone you shouldn’t have any problems.” That might be my favourite line I’ve heard all year.

I want to straighten something out with the universe; I am not single because I cannot find anyone. I am single because I rather be alone, I happen to enjoy my own company and other people are kind of assholes. It seems like a no brainer to me.

I’m aware that sounds horrible but, I spend a minimum of 48 hours a week dealing with whiny cry baby men at work, and rightly or wrongly just the thought of having to deal with one at home makes me want to take up serial killing.

“You’ll change your tone when you meet the right man”, I hear you and maybe your right, but I have no will to try and locate this magic man, or even hearing him out if he happens upon me. I think at this point he’d have to tase me and tie me to a chair for me to take notice.

Maybe this is a sign I need a new job, or maybe that Mr. X did change me or maybe I’m just grumpy and getting old, who knows. But right now I’m choosing to embrace my grumpy singledom.

Anyways, you gorgeous people, I am going to go and enjoy the rest of the day before I go back to work tomorrow, but before I do I have this question for you; why is being single looked down on? Let me know your thoughts in the comment box below. And as always, stay and play safe. 


The Honest Bitch 

Friday, 14 October 2016


During a recent trip to Manchester to visit a work friend, I got quizzed on why I wouldn’t give out my URL. I was asked why if I want my blog to get hits and grow, why I don’t tell everyone. Since I get this type of question a fair bit, I thought I’d address it here.

The oversimplified answer is; I protect my URL for an easy life. I use to, many moons ago, share it freely and it resulted in more drama than one person should have to deal with. So when I moved my blog here, I decided I needed to protect myself from that. It hasn’t worked completely; I’ve been threatened with a few lawsuits, but that’s all the more reason to limit the possible damage. I’m not shy about what I do, I just need a little bit of a wall.

The less simple answer is; my blog isn’t about me…. Let me try and explain without sounding like a crazy(er) person. When you watch a vlog your opinion is swayed before anything is even said. We’re all shallow to some level. By keeping my anonymity, this place becomes about my stories, experiences and opinions and not about me per se. It allows us to connect on the experiences and opinions rather than on who we are.

I hope that makes sense and if not I’ll blame it on still being a little rusty and whole lot crazy. Before I go I’m going to leave you with this question; what question do you always get from your friends? Let me know in the comment box below. And as always, stay and play safe.


The Honest Bitch

Monday, 10 October 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

I just what to take a moment to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving, from my family to yours. I Hope you a wonderful day surrounded by family and friends

Love you all,

The Honest Bitch 

Friday, 7 October 2016

Emotionally Out of Whack

I’ve often said I blog to keep myself sane, and I think the past few months may have proven that fact. Admittedly, my back has been playing up which hasn’t made things any easier, but even bearing that in mind, I’ve been incredibly snappy and bitchy and oh so close to murderous lately.

I was so dumb, I didn’t even put two and two together until I started contemplating quitting my blog. I was lying in bed thinking about all the reason I blog and what I enjoy about it and if there’s been about I’ve been missing and it just slapped me in the face.

I have been missing this release, and without having this safe place to conduct these somewhat controlled releases I’ve just been snapping and going at people with little provocation.

I may be a self-proclaimed bitch, but that isn’t me. I tend to have decent self-control and an impressive ability to bite my tongue, a skill I mastered thanks to my many years of customer service work. Snapping like I have been doing, has been a little scary. It’s felt like it’s only a matter of time before I do something I may regret.

I’m hoping my return to blogging will help balance things out and hopefully make me a little more tolerable. Because I’m starting to piss even myself off. Which is almost impressive when you think about it.

Anyways, you sexy beasts, I am going to go and grab a shower and try and get through the day without hitting anyone, but before I do I will leave you with this question. What do you do to keep you your emotions in whack? Let me know in the comment box below. And as always, stay and play safe.


The Honest Bitch

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Happy October Strangers

Happy October! I guess I should start by addressing the naked ghost in the room, where have I been for the past 5 months?

And I wish I had a more exciting answer for you’ll. I’ve just been an uninspired, lazy blogger, and rather than just push through I haven’t been writing. And that hasn’t been limited to my blog. I haven’t done any stories, or script work. I haven’t even been making the effort to go to improv. I’ve just been checked out.

So why am I back? Good question. I have recently had a lot of my blogger friends call it quits and it made me question my own blog mortality. And, after a lot of thoughtI’m not ready to die.

Coming to the above conclusion, I also came to the realization that if I'm not ready for the blog to die, I better write or it’s as good as gone anyways.  So here I am, back and rusty as hell.

I’m jumping right back into my Friday schedule, I know today is Saturday, but my weird brain just liked the sound of the starting on the 1st rather than the 30th better. Just like when I was actually writing before, I will be pre-writing most my post just to make sure you guys have content on the Friday.

I just want to thank you guys in advance for bearing with me while I try and shake off the rust. And thank you for still being here, I’m can honestly say I don’t think I would be if I was a reader but, that’s why you guys are awesome. Thank you guys, and as always, stay and play safe.


The Honest Bitch 

Friday, 1 April 2016

It's April... When Did That Happen

So apparently April is a thing, I’m not quite sure when it happened…. But it did and I don’t like it. I’m not where I wanted to be by April, I had a plan and evidence that plan went out the window.
I wanted to have my shit together by now, I wanted to have my blog in order, my work / personal life balanced out. That hasn’t really happened. I’m 29 in just over a month, at some point I have to get my shit together and be an adult… Even if I don’t want to.

29 is a scary age to me, that’s when I always thought I’d settle down, get married, have kids and that’s pretty much not happening now. Married, mortgage, kids…. That’s the plan and that’s not a year or two plan. Also for that plan to even work, I’d have to find a guy I can stand and right now, everyone gets on my nerves. I’s just not a people person these days.

Maybe I’m going to have to have a long look at my plan because clearly at the minute it’s not working.

Anyways, I’m going to go and get some sleep, I’m back at work tomorrow and if the last two weeks are anything to go by… it’s going to be a long week. But before I go I have this question for you, what is your scary grown up, have your shit together age? Let me know in the comment box below and as always stay and play safe.


The Honest Bitch 

Friday, 25 March 2016

Skin Care

Since I’ve been doing the beauty box unboxing, I’ve had a few requests to post my skin care routine. As you guys know I’m not a beauty guru by any means, but I do enjoy my makeup and skin care. And if knowing my skin type and the products I use, help you understand my opinions better… what the heck.

I have dry, mildly dehydrated skin and a bit of rosacea. So obviously moisture and exfoliation is the name of the game in my skin care routine. I am aware most of the products I use aren’t cheap, but they work and I see results, so I don’t mind investing in them…. It’ll save on a facelift later in life.  

Let's start at the beginning; The first thing I’ll do is cleanse my face. I’ll either go in with a cleansing oil if I’m removing makeup or if not I’ll go in with a micellar water. Then I go in with a toner just to make sure anything is off. I’m not brand loyal on any of these steps so I change these up all the time.

Once my face is dry, if I’m going to use a chemical exfoliate this when I’ll use it. Sarah Chapman Overnight Exfloliating Booster and Sunday Riley Good Genes are my two favourites That said, I hands down prefer Good Genes and I actually like using it during the day rather than at night. 
While I’m waiting for the exfoliant to eat away at my dead skin I go in with my eye care. First an eye serum, then my eye cream. I’ll be honest, I’m not in love with either of the products I’m using at the minute. I bought the serum because of retinol in it, but so far I’m not seeing any results. And the eye cream is just ok… not worth the price tag. 

The other thing I do while my dead skin is being eaten away is I go in with a lip balm, you can’t beat Aquaphor for the price, it just does a good job. If my lips are a little more on the chapped side, I’ll use Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid, which does a pretty good job of getting them back in shape. 

If I haven’t used a chemical exfoliator, just after I wash my face and before I do my eyes and lips I’ll go in a facial oil. Which oil I use depends on what my face needs. I tend to do 2 nights Luna, then 1 night Peter Thomas Roth 3% Retinoid Plus, but that’s more just what happens rather than a rule.

Both products have Retinol in them, be it in different forms and strengths. Both are fantastic products and have a fairly clean ingredient deck. My skin likes Luna better but, there’s more Retinol in the Peter Thomas Roth product and that can take time for skin to adjust to. If I had to pick one I’d pick Luna, but I suspect the 3% will be better for my skin in the long run.

Once either my exfoliator is completely dry or I’ve let my oil sink in for at least 10 minutes then I go in with a moisturizer. Either Sunday Riley Tidal or if my skin is in alligator mode First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. I only use the First Aid Beauty cream on the bits of my face that are alligator like and only if it’s so bad it hurts. It has a habit of clogging my pores so if I can help it, I won’t use it.

The Sunday Riley on the other hand is awesome, and I haven’t had to use the other since I started using it. My dry skin loves Tidal between the hyaluronic acid and the tamarind (which according to new studies is more effective than hyaluronic acid) my skin feels and looks moisturized after I use it. It also has papain enzymes, which and exfoliate. And we know how much I like them. 

The are 3 other products I want to mention, I don’t use them every day, but I use them often enough to know I loved them. The first is Benton’s Snail Bee High Content Essence. If you can get over the ingredients (snail secretion and bee venom) this product is awesome. I like to use it when my rosacea is bad. I’ll just use it and a moisturizer and call it a day.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir; complete princess product it does nothing for your skin, yet something about the spray and the smell it takes away all my stress and I love it.

The last product I just had to mention is Kate Summerville ExfoliKate. This stuff it’s stupid expensive, but I think I’d sell a kidney for it. It’s magic. I use it about every 10-12 days and it’s not pleasant, but once I’m done my skin is smooth as a baby’s butt. Any dry, flaky patches I had are gone. I’ve tried a lot of these type products over the years and this is the only one that actually works. I just wish the price tag wasn’t so high.

Anyways, you sexy people, that’s my skin care routine, not sure how interesting it was but, I could hear my bank account crying just looking at the products. Before I go I will leave you with this question, what eye products do you use? I'm always on the hunt for a new one. Let me know in the comment box below. And as always stay and play safe.

The Honest Bitch