April 30, 2013 § Leave a comment

“One, two, three”
The swift lover’s gasp of an inhale, sharp,
Breaks silence at the count.
She is building a chemical wall to shore up her smile
And a dungeon to chain the misery, out
Of sight
Deep and cold, a place to be forgotten.
And her porcelain skin is flushed – mascara running
Rivulets of ink down lovely cheeks;
I think of how devastation has a beauty all its own, when facades come flowing down like water revealing reflections beneath.
There is a sympathetic ache deep inside me – that place I never go, it hurts for her.
Vain wishes pour from it –
Oh, to love without pain
To fix that which is broken, not be broken in turn
To give all without risk
Of this.
There are no words for this, I know.
My face in hers chills me to the core.
I am terrified
Not me
Never me.

Nicole Best



April 30, 2013 § 2 Comments

Walking up stairs
Hand in hand
This feels momentous.

Nicole Best

To You

April 28, 2013 § 3 Comments

Bruises never were
Vivid technicolour blotches,
Just another kind of decoration
Made up
Like the rest of you.

Nicole Best

Fucking Sunday

April 28, 2013 § 2 Comments

There’s this trick that time plays on me
When it throws a Sunday afternoon
Across my path, like a dimple in earth
Just deep enough to make me stumble
Over my own racing feet.

It’s always unexpected; time is sly and
Bizarrely vindictive.
I lose my momentum, find myself
Wandering aimlessly, a lost cloud in an
Infinite sky of Sunday afternoon.

Now, of course, the week stretches ahead
Another marathon to run. I should
Be using the last of this jewel-bright and
Guilt-free time to do things I want to do but
The future is a palpable weight on my mind –

What a waste.

Nicole Best

Seven Word Poem

April 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

With bruised eyes, I watch you retreat.

Nicole Best

Honey and Lemon Sugar Scrub

April 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

I have recently been on a bit of a mission to find cool organic face masks and scrubs that I can make myself. The honey, nutmeg and cinnamon one was great (if a bit sticky) but my ultimate discovery has been the honey and lemon sugar scrub. It’s amazing for oily, acne-prone skin and I have seen an immediate difference in the texture and appearance of my skin after using the scrub. Soon I will annihilate ALL of my blackheads, yay!

Are you curious? Do you want to know how to make and use this scrub? Well, because I am just that generous, here are the instructions. 😉


1. Find yourself a bowl and a spoon. I actually mixed everything in the old jam jar that I wanted to store it in.

2. Measure half a cup of sugar, the juice of half a lemon, one tablespoon of olive oil, and one tablespoon of honey into your container, and mix it all together. I used brown sugar which works just as well as white.

3. Use as a scrub!

Simple and effective. 😀 Of course you can also tweak the amounts of all of the ingredients – this is by no means a hard and fast recipe.

Exfoliation is great for your skin because it removes the old, dead skin cells that make your skin look dull and dry, revealing the new skin underneath. Thus, PLEASE don’t scrub too hard or too often – you can do more damage than you’d think! I exfoliate twice a week and I find it perfectly enough. You can also leave the mixture on for 10 minutes afterwards so that it acts as a face mask as well.


If you try the scrub, please comment and let me know what you think of it – I’d love to hear your opinions!


April 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

Blazing red and gold
Slowly dropping clothing
To reveal bare flesh.

Nicole Best

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