self love

Self-care: beyond the glitz and glam

10th February 2021

Has self-care been trivialised over the years? Drink your water! Slap on a £30 Glossier face mask! Spend 60 quid getting your nails done every month! If you’ve ever ventured into the “self-care” side of the internet, you will have most likely been confronted with advice like this. Whilst I am a fan of a ...

Self love and sex toys in the time of isolation

15th December 2020

It’s a long winter if you don’t have anyone to warm you up – so why not heat up the bedroom on your own? The first time I ever bought and used a sex toy I had just had a terrible breakup. It was a little bullet vibrator which cost about a tenner, but it ...

Home Comforts: Creme fraiche on the brain

2nd November 2020

Janika Popova discusses how comfort food and self-love coincide. Trigger warning: eating disorders  In the morning, it was sirniki: quark sizzling in the frying pan and served glistening with drops of jam and creme fraiche. The type of breakfast that makes you feel sluggish yet happy in the morning. I remember the first time I ...