When Clive Christian* contacted me about their range of their new Addictive Arts Perfume , scents based on the arts and guilty pleasures and asked if I wanted to try some, it got me thinking about what my guilty pleasures are.

It’s a phrase I’ve heard for many years, whether that’s because people love to chat about the shows they might watch secretly while the BF is out, or a crush they might have on a silver haired fox who isn’t Harry Styles. I remember asking my mum what a guilty pleasure was when I saw it as a question in a magazine when I was an impressionable 12 year old.

If I had to describe what my guilty pleasures are it would probably go along the lines of reality TV (yes, I do still watch The Only Way Is Essex, I can’t say I’m not invested in their drama) and cheesy 90’s RnB songs that I *still* seem to know every word of and make me so excited every time they rarely come not the radio.

Yet, if you know me or indeed read this blog, you’ll know how big I am on positive self-talk and yep you guessed it, I don’t feel guilty one bit for things that give me the buzz of happiness. Even if the things you like others may be deem ‘weird’ or ‘unusual’, you sure as heck won’t be the only person out there who loves things that like too. I love meditating, which I’m sure seems weird to many people out there, but I definitely don’t feel guilty about it or that it’s ‘weird’.

If I’ve had a long day and all I want to do is curl up on the sofa, with a cup of tea and watch some reality TV, I’m going to do it guilt-free, and you should too!

Here’s to not feeling guilty about anything that makes our day brighter.


Do you have any guilty pleasures that you don’t actually feel guilty about?


*This post is sponsored by Clive Christian Addictive Art Perfumes.

  • I like to have a weekly bath and a sweet treat every day. Pleasures, but I definitely don’t feel guilty about them! x

    • Yes I love that! I always have something sweet everyday too! x

  • I completely agree! I know what people mean with the phrase, but I try so hard not to use it myself as I don’t think we need to feel guilty about anything that makes us happy, even if it isn’t considered especially “cool” by others! xx

    • Totally agree with you Laura, I’m not ashamed for the things I love! xx

  • Diana Maria

    I love this and couldn’t agree more- why feel guilty about it if you’re meant to enjoy it! I don’t think we should feel guilty for our guilty pleasures- mine is definitely watching Netflix and just laying in bed, reading 🙂

    Sending light & love your way,

    My Lovelier Days

    • I love laying in bed reading! And Netflix too- no shame here! xx

  • I agree! If you’re doing things throughout the day that make your day a little bit better…I think you should eat the chocolate and watch the tv show! Life is about balance, not about making yourself feel guilty about unnecessary things!!