A Great Start to 2022

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas holiday and a great start to the new year. I had a relaxing break filled with plenty of rest, laughter, and gifts. We saw so many new movies on Netflix and Amazon TV. You can find out some of the new shows we have been watching these past few weeks here and here.

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It is so exciting to start another year. I have been looking forward to 2022. The last year felt like it carried on for way too long, especially towards the end of the year. It sort of felt like 2021 would never end so I am glad we are now in the new year at last. This year 2022 has started off nicely already and I am really looking forward to all the year brings.

I have a lot planned for this year and I can’t wait to get started. Uni is still ongoing and I am really getting into the realms of psychology. It is such an interesting degree for me; I am looking forward to where it takes me.

There will be loads of posts on Fashion and Style Police this year, just like the previous nine years. So expect more product reviews, fashion and beauty posts, lifestyle and freelancing posts, and even new outfit posts. I will also be exploring starting off new categories on here and on YouTube, so keep reading and watching.

You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. I plan to be sharing more posts on my social media pages going forward.

How was your Christmas break? Do you have new year’s resolutions set already? Do sound off in the comments section. Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely rest of the day wherever you are. Stay safe.

3 health risks that might not be on your radar

It’s no secret that your wellbeing is paramount, and you probably try your best to stay happy and healthy. From coughs and colds to eye infections and earaches, you might consider yourself a pro when it comes to dodging the most common health problems. But what about the risks that aren’t on your radar? From STIs to high blood pressure, this post takes a look at the issues you might not be quite up to speed with.

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1. STIs
When it comes to your sexual health, you might think you have it sussed. However, aside from using contraceptives to prevent unwanted pregnancies, how clued up are you on sexually transmitted infections (STIs)? STIs can be passed from one person to another during unprotected sex, and it’s not always obvious if you’ve been infected.

For example, chlamydia is the most common STI in the UK yet most people don’t experience any symptoms at all. If you have chlamydia, you may be able to spot some of the signs. For example, chlamydia symptoms in women can include a painful or burning sensation when urinating, bleeding during or after sex, or a vaginal discharge. In men, it can cause a painful feeling when urinating, tenderness in the testicles, and an unusual discharge.

If left untreated, some STIs can lead to long-term health problems including infertility, so if you’ve had unprotected sex, it’s a good idea to get yourself checked out. You can get tested at a number of places, such as your local sexual health clinic or GP surgery. To avoid speaking to someone face-to-face, you could even arrange your testing through an online pharmacy. It is important to stay on top of your health, this is why online resources like Rolling Paper are really useful because they provide health guidance and tips.

2. Type 2 diabetes

It could be that you’ve heard of diabetes but you don’t consider yourself to be at risk. However, did you know that there are currently over four million people in the UK living with this health condition? There are two different types – type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes –  but it’s thought that the latter is by far more common. In fact, 90% of adults in the UK with diabetes have type 2.

Diabetes causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high, and type 2 specifically refers to when the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin or the cells in the body don’t react to it. As a result, glucose remains in the blood and stops being used as fuel for energy.

The most common symptoms of diabetes include feeling thirsty, fatigue, weight loss, and passing urine more often than usual. If left untreated, diabetes can get progressively worse and cause long-term problems, such as vision loss and kidney failure, so if you think you might have it, it’s important to see your GP. To prevent this condition from developing, you should stick to a balanced diet and maintain a healthy weight, as well as cut back on alcohol and give up smoking.

  1. High blood pressure

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a health risk you might not have ever given any thought to. As its name suggests, this condition refers to when a person’s blood pressure is considered higher than what is deemed ideal. Unfortunately, high blood pressure rarely has any symptoms, meaning it can often go unnoticed. It’s thought that one in four adults in the UK has high blood pressure, many of which won’t even realise it. If left untreated, high blood pressure can increase your risk of developing a number of serious problems, such as heart attacks, strokes, and kidney disease.

It can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what causes high blood pressure, but it’s thought that factors such as being overweight, not doing enough exercise, smoking, drinking too much alcohol, and eating an unhealthy diet can increase your risk. So, to keep yours under control and reduce your chances of getting high blood pressure. You can have your blood pressure checked at places such as your GP surgery and some pharmacies.

Do you go out of your way to make healthy lifestyle choices?

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Celebrity Style: Nicole Scherzinger vs Micah Gianneli in House of CB

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Another month, another celebrity style – who wore it better post. I could not publish a celebrity style feature last month because it was super busy on the blog, so I made sure this would go live first week in August, just so I don’t miss posting it.

We have 2 beauties – Nicole Scherzinger and Micah Gianneli, rocking the same House of CB ‘Alya’ blush bandage skirt, bustier and collar set. For the benefit of those who do not recognise the ladies, because I didn’t recognise Micah until I did some digging around, here is all you need to know about them –

Nicole Scherzinger is a an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personlaity. She is famous for being the lead singer of the girl group – The Pussycat Dolls, and for being a judge of X Factor UK. Micah Gianneli is Australian fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger.

Both ladies are looking so fierce, it is so hard to decide who wore it better, but if I had to choose I would pick Nicole over Micah and I would tell you why.

The blush colour looks amazing next to Nicole’s skin tone. It suits her amazing figure like a glove. I love her hair and makeup, and her overall look.

Micah looks lovely in this House of CB outfit as well. She has a beautiful face and figure. I have been snooping around on her Instagram page and her blog, and she has a serious style game going on. Her blog looks so professional, and her pictures are amazing. I think I am hooked, but I believe still Nicole wore this outfit better.

What are your thoughts? Who do you think wore it better? Nicole Scherzinger or Micah Gianneli? Sound off in the comment section please. Lets talk.

Thanks for reading and have an amazing day.

 

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