My name is Rachael, I live in rural England – in South Lincolnshire – a stones throw away from Peterborough, Leicester and Nottingham. I’m a web junkie by trade and a full time beauty addict. My blog started as a way of me blogging my way through nail varnish collection whilst I was saving for my first house deposit as I tried to resist new bottles of liquid sparkle. The gateway opened for talking about beauty in general and Helpless Whilst Drying morphed into what it is today, a hub for all of my interests.

I’m open to requests – leave a comment on my posts and I’ll do my best to find and give my opinion.

Blog Disclaimer

Every review I have, or will write on this blog is honest and based on my own experience with a product. If I ever have a particularly negative experience with a product, I will usually put to the back of the drawer, and re-review in a month or so’s time, to check my opinions are the same, to ensure everything is given a fair test and if I don’t like a product I give it fair chance to be retried and tested.

 I love working with brands and companies and will accept products to be reviewed time to time, any posts where products have been sent for review or have been sponsored will be clearly marked and outlined within the post. Opinions are always and will always be 100% my own and reflective of my experience with a product.

I will mention where posts contain affiliate links, these links will mean I get a very small percentage of the purchase price, in no way does it effect the total cost you pay and the funds from affiliate sales reinvest into my blog for new equipment or new products and experiences to talk about.

Work With Me

Please note that I will not write or mention your brand, products or services without having tried them or without sponsorship. Please feel free to contact me for more information or take a look at the ‘Work With Me‘ Page here.


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Helpless Whilst Drying

Email: helplesswhilstdrying@gmail.com


  1. Karen Rees
    February 10, 2015 / 5:53 pm

    Gorgeous blog Rachael!!! Thanks so much for stopping by & following – always great meeting new faces to keep up with… looking forward to reading all your future posts 🙂 Karen X

    • February 11, 2015 / 12:09 pm

      Thanks for the follow back too Karen, I’ve been reading your blog for a while but hadn’t realised that I wasn’t actually subscribed! x

      • Karen Rees
        February 11, 2015 / 6:09 pm

        You’re so welcome Rachael 🙂 Well thanks so much for sticking around and reading… and of course ultimately following!!!! Glad my posts didn’t send you running for the hills lol Great to connect with you 🙂 X

  2. March 23, 2015 / 9:05 am

    Adorable blog you have, Rachael!

  3. April 8, 2015 / 6:03 pm

    Thanks for following me rachel! Your blog is soooo gorgeous, but I guess thats one of the many benefits of being a web designer 😛 So glad you followed me because it led me to find your blog <3 See you around!

    • April 8, 2015 / 6:10 pm

      Yes it is, but at the same time it means I’m always constantly not quite happy with it, and I know that it could be better if wordpress let me change the bits I want to! Thanks for popping by back my way too 🙂 xxx

  4. July 3, 2015 / 10:41 am

    Heya Rachael, I nominated you for an award, check it out -http://justjaybeauty.com/2015/07/03/a-whole-lotta-awards/ Jay x

  5. July 3, 2015 / 7:23 pm

    Hey Rachel, thanks for following me. You were actually my 100th follower so I’ve just done a blog post with a link to your site as little thank you. Great blog you have here, I love your header picture -did you design it yourself? Very cool.
    Again Thanks very much for the follow and have a nice day 🙂
    AJ from cuteprettybeauty

    • July 3, 2015 / 7:26 pm

      Aww thanks so much AJ that’s very sweet! I had a quick look through yours on my break at work and thought I need to follow to come back for a read later! As I liked what I saw 🙂
      Yes I did the blog banner design myself 🙂

  6. laineyloveslife
    July 11, 2015 / 10:52 pm

    Gorgeous blog, Rachael! Were using the same theme ❤︎
    I found you on twolittleowlsblog’s VBA list. Lovely blog!
    Following you now! x ❤︎ | LaineyLovesLife

  7. Nadine
    July 13, 2015 / 9:57 am

    Good day! 😀 I have nominated you for the beauty blogger award. Please don’t feel any pressure to accept. If you do want to complete the award, you can read more here
    Nadine xx

  8. laineyloveslife
    July 19, 2015 / 3:07 pm

    Hi Rachael, I nominated you to The Beauty Blogger Award! x ❤︎

  9. August 21, 2015 / 9:45 pm

    Hey there Rachael! Thanks for following my blog! Just followed you back and Im looking forward to reading more of your posts! Enjoy my blog! would love to hear from a fellow blogger!

  10. September 7, 2015 / 8:47 am

    Hi Rachael, hank you so much for following my blog! Yours is absolutely gorgeous and I’m about to launch into reading your reviews. I really look forward to chatting and reading your future posts! Avril X
    ~ http://www.mirrorthelove.wordpress.com

    • September 7, 2015 / 9:19 am

      Hi Avril, thank you so much, and for popping by! I found your blog through Lainey’s Beautiful Blogger Award yesterday – haven’t had time for a read yet, but hopefully I will this evening 🙂 xxxx

  11. everythingnothin
    November 3, 2015 / 7:00 pm

    I have tagged you for The Procrastinating Beauty Blogger Tag!
    Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

  12. Lucy Niblock
    March 28, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    After a quick flick through your blog posts, I’ve fallen in love! I’m also from Lincolnshire and Peterborough is my nearest city, it’s not great but it has a decent shopping centre and that’s all that matters!

    • March 28, 2016 / 10:12 pm

      Aww thanks Lucy! Where abouts are you from, I’m near Spalding so guessing you can’t be too far! I’ll take a look at your blog tomorrow at lunch 🙂

  13. saturdayonwednesday
    May 6, 2016 / 9:49 am

    Hi Rachael, I have been loving your blog recently (pretty much everything about it) and have nominated you in my Liebster award post. If you find time to do this tag it would be amazing to read your answers to my questions and get to know you a little bit better <3

    • Thanks so much lovely! I’ve done this award a lot so said I wasn’t going to do it again but I like your questions so I’ll try and fit it in! xxx

  14. May 24, 2016 / 7:17 pm

    Happy Tuesday! I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award!

  15. August 10, 2016 / 11:35 pm

    Hey there!
    I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award!

  16. Meg Kem Magic
    April 7, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    Hey there!
    I love your blog and all of your wonderful content in your posts. You have such a great style of writing and I love reading your posts. I am always on the lookout for your posts:)
    I just wanted to let you know too that I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award!! Here is my post in which I nominated you in… Can’t wait for you to check it out!

  17. Roo with a view
    August 2, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    I just came across your blog and I really like it! Love your layout and posts, its what my blog only aspires to be!!
    I was wondering where you get your theme from and if you had to purchase it? I’m still quite new to blogging so its taking me a while to try and figure out how to set the pages up but I really like the look of you blog 🙂

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