Wednesday, 2 March 2016

B. Prepared Makeup Primer

B. Prepared Makeup Primer

Make up primers are the more recent addition to my collection and are still something I am testing out to see if they actually make any difference to my skin. Primers are used mainly as a base before applying your foundation or concealer, they usually smooth out your skin allowing the make up on top to appear flawless. They also claim to help your make up stay on for longer. I recently purchased the primer from B. and these are my thoughts on it.
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Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Classic Hummus Recipe

Classic Hummus Recipe

Hummus is one of my favourite foods, it is my favourite sandwich filling and my favourite savoury dip. Basically I love hummus and am regularly eating it, even more so since I became vegan. It is such a simple thing to make at home and easily adaptable to your individual taste. So here is my classic hummus recipe.
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Monday, 29 February 2016

February Playlist

February Playlist
Here // Alessia Cara
Basically the perfect song for introverts and anti-party people, probably why I like it so much. I have never heard any of her other music but I think this is the song that got her noticed. It samples the same beat as Portishead Glory Box which is one of my favourite songs and basically is all about her hating parties. I actually really like listening to the lyrics, it is all about being some place because your friends are, but you really hate being there and would prefer to be sat in the corner being anti social. I think it speaks to a lot of people but I genuinely think it is a great song. 
Secret Love Song // Little Mix
Just reading the title of this song in person it wouldn't be something I was keen to listen too. But I was in the car one day listening to the radio and this came on, I knew I recognised the voices but couldn't work out straight away who it was. I think it is great that we have a British UK girl band but usually there music is not something I immediately listen to. However I find this song really catchy and find myself singing it out loud an awful lot.
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Thursday, 25 February 2016

My Top 8 Leonardo DiCaprio Films

My Top 8 Leonardo DiCaprio Films
I've always had a little soft spot for Leonardo DiCaprio, but it was only when I got older that I appreciated not only his good looks but his great acting. As the Oscars are happening this weekend and Leonardo being up for the Best Male award (hopefully he will finally win an Oscar) I thought I would do a little fun post about my favourite films of his. 
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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Dr Organic Aloe Vera Concentrated Cream

Dr Organic Aloe Vera Concentrated Cream

One of my newest favourite ingredients in skincare is Aloe Vera, I have fallen in love with the scent and find it really refreshing. Like many people in the colder months I use a lot of moisturiser and I sometimes find it really difficult to find one that can keep my skin hydrated throughout the day and especially under make up. I picked up this Aloe Vera Concentrated Cream from the Dr Organic Range recently and here are my thoughts on it.
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Monday, 22 February 2016

What I Eat In A Day #1 (Vegan)

What I Eat In A Day Vegan

I love all sorts of food posts, but one that I really enjoy reading are the What I Eat In A Day posts. I guess I am secretly nosy and find it interesting to see what other people eat. I don't have a YouTube channel so I can't make a fancy video showing you, but I can type it up for you to read. So if you are interested in what I eat on a vegan/plant based diet then here we go.
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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Crazy Rumors Raspberry Sherbet Lip Balm

Crazy Rumors Raspberry Sherbet Lip Balm

Wherever I go I will take a lip balm with me, especially in the colder months because my lips just cannot hack it. I'm definitely a lip balm girl over a pretty lipstick, usually because they are a lot easier to apply but also due to there helpful qualities. Personally I was getting a little tired of using lip balms that required me to apply them from the pot, and trust me I only felt like that when I was outside with gloves on and had to keep taking them off whenever I needed to reapply. So I began the hunt to look for an easy lip balm to use that required no fingers but also moisturised. Here are my thoughts on the Crazy Rumors Raspberry Sherbet Lip Balm.
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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Easy Baked Bananas

Easy Baked Bananas

Making quick and speedy meals is very important to me, especially if I just want to come home and not be spending hours in the kitchen making something from scratch. Whilst savoury meals are the first priority, desserts are also the perfect way to end a meal. Now I first started making these baked bananas when I was at university when my cooking skills were pretty non existent. I would make these now and again as an easy dessert to satisfy my sweet tooth. Whether you are making this for yourself or for others I promise you it really is easy to make and takes 10 minutes to create.
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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Lavender Oil: My Experience Using It

Lavender Oil

Ever since I switched to cruelty free make up and skincare I have been really interested in using natural ingredients in products. Essential Oils are something that I had heard of many times but I usually just assumed they were more for aromatherapy and massage. But because of their 100% naturalness they provide so many benefits and I was eager to see if they were that great, so I picked up a teeny tiny bottle of Lavender Oil to start with. Here are my thoughts on the oil and how I used it.
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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

10 Foods I Love To Snack On

10 Foods I Love To Snack On

Long gone are the days where I snack on crisps or chocolate bars if I am feeling hungry, I find myself feeling a lot more energised and awake if I eat more healthier snacks. One of my biggest mistakes was to snack throughout the day because it meant at meal times I would not feel very hungry, but if you eat the right things then you can make your stomach satisfied and still eat as much as you want at dinnertime. Here are my favourite top 10 snacks.
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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Essence Lash Princess False Effect Mascara

Essence Lash Princess False Effect Mascara

Essence is a brand that I had never acknowledged before and I had passed by so often on my visits to Wilkinson to buy bird food or homeware bits. They usually have a small selection of makeup brands on stands and one day after hearing good things about Essence I had a good look at there products. Despite being slightly dazzled by how many different products they had, including an amazing range of nail varnish, I noticed the mascara section. After trying to find a cruelty free mascara for a long time that I liked, I figured down to the affordable price that I would give this one a go. Here are my thoughts on the mascara.
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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Banana Smoothie To Help You Sleep

Banana Smoothie To Help You Sleep

On the occasions that I know I really need to get some sleep to be feeling energised the next day, I tend to drift to making a hot cup of specialised tea that helps you sleep. But if you are not in the mood for a hot drink or simply do not like them, then this banana smoothie helps really well with making you feel sleepy.
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Thursday, 28 January 2016

January Playlist

January Playlist 2016

Save My Soul // JoJo
I have mentioned another song of hers in a previous playlist but I am obsessed with singing this song at the moment. I can't even sing so I definitely don't do the song justice but I have loved JoJo's trilogy she brought out last year and you can hear how much her voice has grown since the Leave (Get Out) days. You can tell that this song is close to her heart and if you watch the video make sure you read the description bar because I find it really moving with her explanation of the song. 

Hotel California // Eagles
So many great people have died this month and in music especially it has been a great loss. Due to Glenn Frey passing away I naturally have been listening to Eagles music and have had this song on repeat in the car. It's such a classic song with the most amazing electric guitar ending, the video is a link to them playing it live in the 70's which I love watching. Funny enough I have never really understood what this song is about but it is one of those great great songs that will continue to be played. 
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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

B. Pure Micellar Oil

B. Pure Micellar Oil

Over the years I have tried a lot of different cleansers from high end to drugstore and I definitely have decided that oil cleansers are my favourite to use. Personally I find oil cleansers to be the best at getting my make up off, whether it be a small amount or a full waterproof smokey eye look. They always seem to me to take the less time to completely remove the make up. Whilst in Superdrug I saw that within the B. range they now had there own micellar oil and I was keen to try it out. Here are my thoughts on the product.
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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Healthy Vegan Hot Chocolate


Vegan Hot Chocolate

Now I have always considered hot chocolate as being a bit of a treat on the weekend. Whether it be to warm me up on a cold evening or to indulge on in the middle of the day, it can always give me a little chill out moment to feel good. However I now (especially throughout winter) drink them more regularly but have found a much healthier version that you can drink more often and is completely vegan.
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Monday, 25 January 2016

10 Classic Quotes I Love

10 Classic Quotes I Love

Reading quotes I find really therapeutic, sometimes you can read a quote and feel really empowered which just proves the importance of words. I find quotes are kind of like free counselling, the amount of times I might have been in a bad mood or faced a tough decision, read a quote and then suddenly felt a lot better. So here are some of my favourite classic quotes which I love reminding myself of.
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Thursday, 21 January 2016

Food I Used To Hate But Now Love

Food I Used To Hate But Now Love

They often say that as you get older your taste changes and foods that you used to dislike are now something you either love or tolerate. I wondered if this was true for myself and I discovered that there were definitely some food items that I really disliked but now eat/drink on a regular basis. These are the items that I now love to eat.
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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Rosie For Autograph Nuit Parfum

Rosie For Autograph Nuit Parfum

One of my favourite beauty products to shop for is perfume. My collection is constantly growing not only because of the beautiful bottles but because different scents appeal to me. I rarely stick to the same perfume for a long period of time, especially in the different seasons I like to switch it up. Whilst on a food shopping trip to Marks and Spencer, I ended up in the nightwear section of the store and I noticed this perfume on a stand. These are my thoughts on the Rosie For Autograph Nuit Parfum.

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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Vegan Lemon Cake

Vegan Lemon Cake

Most people like a nice piece of cake to treat themselves to every so often and that doesn't mean that being a vegan stops you from having that indulgence. One of my favourite flavours is lemon, so a delicious lemon cake is something I couldn't refuse, but this recipe is easy to interpret if you wanted it to have another fruity flavour. Whether you want to try it out for yourself or are making it for a vegan friend, here is the recipe.
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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Treacle Moon My Coconut Island Body Butter

Treacle Moon My Coconut Island Body Butter

I guess you would say we are in the depths of winter now in the UK although apart from the odd chilly evening it hasn't felt much like winter, it has felt a bit more like monsoon season due to all the rain we have had. Despite this, the temperature has definitely dropped and because of that my skin is at risk of being dry. After a bath/shower it is even more important to make sure you are putting that hydration back into your skin. One day on a quick shopping spree for essentials I came across the Treacle Moon My Coconut Island Body Butter and here are my thoughts on it.
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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Vegan Cheese Sauce

Vegan Cheese Sauce Recipe

When making the transition from vegetarian to vegan the last thing I had to give up was cheese. Cheese was my faithful friend that would make a dish complete or would give me a vegetarian option on a meat filled menu at a restaurant. It was the one thing I knew I would grieve when I turned vegan and so I wanted to find something that fitted the void. One of my favourite dishes was macaroni cheese and so I wanted to be able to make a sauce that would help create my favourite dish. So this is my vegan cheese sauce recipe.
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Monday, 11 January 2016

Keeping A Sleep Pattern

Keeping A Sleep Pattern

Sleep should never be overrated because apart from the fact we need sleep to function and survive, it also is a gift we should cherish. When you have had a good nights sleep you feel amazing and if you haven't, you tend to feel terrible. Like most children growing up I had a bedtime, when I got to my teenage years the bedtime grew later and when I became a university student it was non existent. For a lot of my university years I slept in the day and was awake at night. I became a night owl and that was the time I wrote 80% of all my university work, whilst most people were sleeping at 4am, I would be wide awake. I felt I was the most productive at night and whilst it was convenient at the time, it became a shock when I suddenly was in the world of having a job that started at 9 and finished at 6. I had to have a proper sleep pattern back in my life as I did as a child and so I quickly adapted. When holiday comes around or even the weekends I can often drift back to my lazy ways. So here are a few tips that help me stick to my sleeping pattern.
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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

White Rabbit Skincare Chocolate Orange Lip Balm

White Rabbit Skincare Chocolate Orange Lip Balm

If the question ever comes up of what 3 things you would want with you on a desert island? I seriously consider lip balm to potentially be one of those 3 things. Lip Balm was probably the first piece of skincare I ever owned and they usually were different scented balms from The Body Shop. Whilst a lot of lip balms claim to do amazing things I really just wanted a lip balm that had all natural ingredients and that is how I came across White Rabbit Skincare.
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Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Vegan Pancakes Recipe

Vegan Pancakes

Sometimes a plate full of pancakes and some maple syrup is just what you fancy and that doesn't have to stop just because you are a vegan. These simple and easy pancakes are quick to make and taste lovely. If you want to make them either for yourself or if you are cooking for a vegan then here is a simple recipe.
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Monday, 4 January 2016

The Best of 2015

The Best of 2015

Favourite Book // The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
I remember this came out early 2015 and soon after hearing multiple reviews of how good it was I bought it and read it all in less than a day. From start to finish I was hooked. It was gripping and a perfect thriller that was easy to follow, but left you wanting to learn more about the characters involved. The story felt very realistic to me in terms of the surroundings and the fact that I regularly travel by train I kind of felt even more connected to the story. It was a no brainer for me that this was most definitely my favourite book of 2015, a real page turner.

The Girl On The Train
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