Thursday, 27 October 2016

How I Am Winning At Life!

I have been so focused on other things, my depression/anxiety and current situation that I forget to see all the amazing things I have in my life already. 

 I am blessed in abundance because of the following:
 I have a supportive amazing/loving/caring family not everyone can say that.
I have a roof over my head
I have running water
I have a working toilet
I have electricity
I can shower daily
I have clean clothes
I have a bed to sleep in
I have use of my legs/feet
I have use of my hands/arms
I have full mobility
I can breathe
I can see
I can hear
I can taste
I can smell
I have gadgets for entertainment
I have internet access
I have great opportunities/things ahead

I am alive

How are you winning at life?

Sonya xoxo
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*all products mentioned were purchased by me with my own money except where marked with an asterisk (*) or stated, everything is my own view and I have not been paid to do this post*

Friday, 21 October 2016


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I have never purchased a MAC collection...not through lack of wanting but due to lack of funds. When I found out that fans had started a petition for MAC to create a Selena line I was HELLA EXCITED! And when the petition had proven fruitful I was like, regardless of my financial situation I was gonna save up and buy the collection. I sat in anticipation watching all the bloggers attend the Selena release in Corpus Christi, just waiting for the collection to make its way to England. You would not believe how fast I ran to my laptop and got my hands on some goodies.

If you know me, then you know how much I love Selena. I came across her because of the Selena movie (one of my faves btw), after seeing how she was portrayed and hearing her songs I was HOOKED! She seemed like such an amazing person with a kind soul. You could only imagine how sad I was at the end of the the film, to not only see her die but to know it was based on a REAL person. I think if she was still alive today that she would've been very successful.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Things You Shouldn’t Say To Fat Girls

As a plus size woman I have been subject to a lot of unsolicited "advice". Sometimes things said to me come from a "good place", but some are just general douchey comments. Either way being fat is not grounds for family/friends or trolls to hand out unwanted commentary. I'm gonna share with you guys some of the annoying things I've been told.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Soap and Glory - Bath and Body

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For years I have heard so many people go on about Soap and Glory products. I don't know a blogger or Youtuber that hasn't RAVED about them, in particular their bath and body products.

I had a birthday voucher to spend in Boots and Soap and Glory was buy 1 get one half price. So it was the opportune moment to pick some stuff up and try them out.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Big Easy BAR.B.Q and Crabshack

 Big Easy BAR.B.Q and Crabshack
Big Easy offers a taste of good ol’ Southern food, inspired by the 19th century crab shacks and Bar.B.Q of the American Gulf Coast.

If you know me then you know I am a huge fan of American style food, I was super excited when me and the fam had decided to go to the Big Easy. My cousin had raved about this place, and she knows good food.

B.E has a busy atmosphere, but you don’t feel like you need to rush and leave as soon as you’re done. The staff are very friendly and know how to banter with the customer. You aren't waiting around ages for someone to take your order either. And in such a busy environment I was really happy to have my food at the table in a timely manner.

I would also advise booking a table as they are quite popular.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - MILK

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I am forever trying out different eyeshadows, they tend to mostly be neutrals. But once in a while I like to use bright colours, but if you are a WOC you know the struggle of finding bright shadows pigmented enough to show up on our skin. Bright colours just end up looking patchy and lacking colour. 

I'd seen a few people use this pencil as a base, and it seemed to help colour show up way better. So I decided to try it for myself.

Sunday, 10 July 2016


I am gonna try to get my words/message out as best I can, but I am so angry/sad as I write this.

Wednesday morning I woke up to hear of what tragically happened to Alton Sterling. I was disgusted, saddened and had a heavy heart. So why is it that this man's life was taken but all people want to do is justify the actions of his murderers? His criminal history had nothing to do with them taking his life. He was selling CDs and was unarmed.

It's open season on black lives and something needs to be done.
And not 24 hours later did I hear about Philando Castile, who was pulled over for a "busted taillight". They killed him in front of his girl and his daughter (while complying with the police). WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK!?!?!?! They will forever be traumatised by this. He was a good man...NO MUGSHOTS HERE!

Then this morning after I woke up to hear about the police being shot up in Dallas, at a Black Lives Matter rally. In my opinion, I feel this was created as a distraction and to incite civil unrest.

With all this going on, you then get the ignorant buttholes coming out of the woodwork with the "All Lives Matter" BS. Saying All Lives Matter when someone brings up Black Lives Matter, is like going to an event for Cancer and shouting "yeah but what about other diseases?". No one is saying all lives don't matter, but right now black lives matter as we are being wrongfully targeted and executed. I'll say it once and I'll say it again, All Lives Matter will become a thing when we are ALL EQUAL! Until then GTFOH with that nonsense.

Do you know what it feels like to be a black person on a daily basis? People with privilege get to wake up and deal with day to day stress. As black people we have to deal with that and all this other shit. We are profiled. We get lesser wages. We have to put up with borderline racist comments from co-workers, and have to not react how we really would like to cos we don't wanna seem like the angry black person in the office. We have to watch our backs walking down the street. We get looked at funnily. Before we open our mouths we are a judged. Walking into a shop and being watched like a damn hawk or even followed around. People clutching at their handbags/purses when we walk by. And so much more. All of this because of the colour of our skin? DAFUQ?!?!?!

Outside of all this death and hatred, I am so disappointed in the people with the ability to speak on these issues and get people thinking, people with a platform. The amount of celebrities and influencers I've seen tweeting the most irrelevant shit at this time is infuriating. You're clearly online and everyone is talking about what's happening, but you still wanna sit there and put your head in the sand. Like I said on my twitter page, you ain't an ostrich, so don't play like one. Don't be witnessing all this injustice going down and then continue to talk about holidays, lipsticks, clothing hauls and the like.

Source: Samantha Ravndahl (YouTube channel)

If you're concerned to speak on the issues that the black community are facing, because you may affect you brand or lose your followers...think. The people that are willing to unfollow you because of that, do you really want those ignorant and hateful people following you and supporting your online career? I know I wouldn't. It's good to know money is more important to you, than people losing their lives.

Use your voice and speak up, now is not the time to stay silent. 

"If you remain silent/neutral in situations of injustice, you are choosing the side of the oppressor."

And to those that have used their platform and not just done some half arsed retweets...THANK YOU! 

To name a few...
Jackie Aina
Grace Victory
Stephanie Yeboah
Callie Thorpe
Franchesca Ramsey
...and more.

My heart is heavy. I'm angry. I'm upset. I'm afraid for my black brothers and sisters.



Sonya xoxo
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*all products mentioned were purchased by me with my own money except where marked with an asterisk (*) or stated, everything is my own view and I have not been paid to do this post*

Wednesday, 6 July 2016


Five Guys, Burger and Fries, Lakeside

Burgers are one of my favourite types of food. Majority of the time when I go out to eat I have a burger.

There are so many burger places in London and my aim is to make it to all of them. I've been to TGI's, The Diner, GBK and then it was time for Five Guys.

Monday, 27 June 2016

12 Things You Shouldn’t Assume About Me (Fat Girl Myths)

When some people first look at me they will automaticlly assume they know a lot about me. And the majority of what they think they know is WRONG!

I want to tackle some things people assume about fat people before getting to know us. Just because you think you know something, doesn’t make it true.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Urban Decay (Mini) Haul

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Urban Decay is a brand I'd been a fan of for years (from afar), they've always been a really cool and edgy brand (IMO). Last year I popped my UD cherry, you can see my post on the Naked 3 palette here.

This month they opened a new store in Spitalfields, so I went down to have a look.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Hola Como Estas?

It’s that time again where Sonya has gone ages without blogging and starts to question EVERYTHING. I have written a couple blogs with the same kind of thing that I am about to say, I feel like I go through this cycle every year like clockwork.

One thing I love about my blog is that I can be 100% honest, maybe sometimes I’m too honest. But this is my space and I feel like I can share things about how I’m feeling on here. And sometimes sharing problems and how you overcome them can possibly help someone else.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

WICKED! The Musical

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 WICKED! The Musical
Literally squealed with excitement when I found out that I was going to see Wicked. I have wanted to see this musical for years but the tickets are kinda pricey especially if you want the good seats.

Luckily for me I know people in high places and was able to get the tickets half price...woop!

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Sugarpill Eyeshadow Palettes

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Addicted to Pretty.
A delicious fix for colour fiends! Sugarpill palettes offer bold combinations of richly pigmented, luxury pressed powders in striking hues. The velvety smooth texture allows flawless application and superior blending.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016


"Today is where your book begins.The rest is still unwritten." - Natasha Bedingfield.

HAPPY NEW YEAR LOVES! I hope 2016 is treating you well so far.

I'm not starting this New Year, New me bullsh*t that I've done a thousand times over. I've come into the New Year as the same person, but with a new outlook/attitude.

I think everyone is on the same thing this year, in regards to not making resolutions. I feel that resolutions set you up to fail, and then you get down on yourself for not achieving what you set out for yourself. I think a lot more people are about setting goals and achievements for themselves and general life changes that aren't specific to the start of a New Year/new you.