15 September 2017

WHATS IN MY UNIVERSITY BAG


I am going back to university next week to start my third year, I can't believe I am going into my final year already, it has gone by so quick! It just feels like yesterday when I was nervously walking to my first class in a strange city 2 hours from home, but it has been so worth it! In todays post I thought I'd show you what I take to university with me with a whats in my uni bag post. I love reading these types of posts and watching these YouTube videos, so hopefully you'll find this some what as interesting as I do!
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8 September 2017

MINI VEGAN OREO CHEESE CAKES


Ever since Sainsbury's released their vegan cream cheese I have wanted to try and make cheese cakes with it and today I finally have! I made oreo flavoured ones as there also vegan and just taste so blooming delish! I have made mini ones as they're quite sickly so it would be easy to overindulge on these if they were a normal sized cheese cake, these mini ones are just the perfect treat size. I love making vegan versions of 'normal' food to prove that you can still have all of your favourite foods when you're vegan and they're just as delicious!
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1 September 2017

TWO URBAN DECAY NAKED HEAT EYESHADOW LOOKS


I was one of those people who got sucked in by Urban Decays first Naked palette, it has been a staple in my makeup collection for years. Then they released a second one and I bought that one too, but I never used it as much as the first one, so when they released the third naked palette I didn't buy it as I didn't think I'd use it. I didn't pay much attention to the others that they released after that as I didn't think I needed them. But when I saw the Naked Heat palette I knew I had to have it as soon as I saw it! My absolute favourite colours for anything especially make up are warm, orange tones and this palette is just that! The shades in this palette are versatile and go together so well, I have created two eyeshadow looks, one day time and one more dramatic look.
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25 August 2017

OLIVIA BURTON VEGAN WATCHES


I like having a few different watches as I like to mix and match depending on how I'm feeling and what I'm wearing. With so many different styles its hard to choose just one so why not have a few?! I have lusted over Olivia Burton watches for years but never thought I'd be able to get one as the majority are leather straps. Until my mum noticed that there are some styles available in vegan leather! I love that some high end and designer brands are now offering a choice to customers whether they want genuine leather or vegan friendly ones. Olivia Burton watches are always very feminine with floral designs. But the new 'animals' collection features bee embellishments, cats, owls, birds and my personal favourite bunnies! My mum and I both got one of the bunny design watches each and I wanted to share them with you all as they're too cute not too!
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18 August 2017

A WEEK WITH ANIMALS


A small fraction of you reading this post may know that on occasion, I work at an animal sanctuary to look after the animals when the owners are away on holiday. This week I have been doing that again but also house sitting and looking after their dogs, as well as all of the sanctuary animals. So because I haven't been at home at all this week I didn't have photos ready for the post I had planned. So I thought instead of stressing about not having the photos, I would change the post for this week and just share with you some photos of the animals in a bit of a follow me around type post like some people do as YouTube videos. I take absolutely hundreds of photos every time I'm here as I just cant help my self, they're all so cute! I have no idea if anyone is interested in this kind of post but I like creating posts for myself that I can look back on otherwise these photos would just end up in my phone camera roll never to be seen again.
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11 August 2017

UNIVERSITY STATIONERY HAUL


In September I will be going into my third and final year of university so I thought I would go all out and buy some really nice stationary to help get me through the most difficult year. To some getting my stationery organised now might be a bit too soon but I like to be prepared and its just one less thing to worry about for when I move back to York in September. It's already August so it will no doubt be September before I know it, so its best for me to get it all sorted now and I'm glad I got some of these items early as I haven't seen them in store since!
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4 August 2017

WHAT I GOT FOR MY BIRTHDAY


It was my 23rd birthday on Tuesday just gone and I was spoilt rotten, so I thought I'd show you all what I got for my birthday off my parents. I have got a few other presents off my friends and other family members but I took these photos straight way on my birthday morning before seeing people so I haven't included them in this post. I still haven't seen a couple of my friends yet and I didn't want to include presents off some of my friends and not include others so I thought it would be best to just show what I got of my parents for now. (I am literally just disclosing this incase my friends see this and don't see their present and think I'm ungrateful, I'm totally not I just didn't want to include some and not others!) I am so grateful for everything I received off all of my family and friends, I did give my mum a little list of ideas but the majority of the presents were lovely surprises.
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1 August 2017

23RD BIRTHDAY MAKEUP


Today is my 23rd birthday. Some how I am 23, I still feel like I'm 17! At times I feel like I am so behind in life, the majority of the people I went to school with finished university years ago and have full time jobs and have their life together. Where as I still have one year of uni left, I often get upset by this fact and feel like I am not moving fast enough. When I was younger I thought by this time I'd be in a relationship and getting married at 25!! How crazy! I couldn't imagine getting married in two years time. But I found this quote type thing on Pinterest and it put things in perspective for me. It states that everyone is on their own time zone, so I'm not behind and I'm not too far ahead, I'm in my own time zone and I'm on time. Now lets get into the actual topic of this post, what make up I'm wearing for my birthday celebrations.
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28 July 2017

HOW TO RESPONSIBLY INTERACT WITH ANIMALS ON HOLIDAY


My own photo

When I was on holiday in Mexico last year I came across people trying to get myself and other tourists to get photos taken with a monkey and some parrots. I immediately refused and couldn't stop thinking about those poor animals all holiday. This is something I've seen in other countries too and I have seen a lot of people on social media post these photos with animals that they've got on holiday. To a person who isn't particularly interested in animal rights or know much about animal behaviour, this kind of thing might not seem like such a big deal to you. But sadly behind closed doors the majority of the time these animals are kept in less than ideal conditions and often treat badly. I wanted to create this post to inform you about what taking an 'innocent' photo with a monkey supports and the consequences of supporting such businesses for animals. As well as providing alternative ways to interact with animals on holiday that will not harm them.
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20 July 2017

VEGAN RAINBOW CUPCAKES


While scrolling through Pinterest for hours on end like I often do, I came across something called 'unicorn bark' and it just looked so pretty I had to try and make it myself. Of course it wasn't vegan so I 'veganised' it and incorporated it into these rainbow cupcakes I've made. The actual cake itself is just vanilla with rainbow hundreds and thousands throughout, with rainbow icing and real fresh edible flowers from Sainsbury's.
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14 July 2017

THOUGHTS ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL


I wanted to quickly do a little post just to get some things off my chest in regards to my Youtube channel. If you have watched my videos you may have noticed that I haven't posted a video since Christmas 2016 and I wanted to explain why.

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10 July 2017

MY FAVOURITE LUSH PRODUCTS YOU HAVE TO TRY


Lush has been one of my favourite beauty brands for years, they never seem to let me down no matter what product I try. Not only are they a major contributor to promoting the cruelty free message, they have so many vegan and vegetarian products so there is literally something for everyone. So in todays post I wanted to share with you some of my all time favourites from lush that I think everyone needs to try.

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30 June 2017

NEW ACCESSORIES


For a while I have been after a handbag that I could use everyday that wasn't too small or too big, and I have finally found the perfect one! It's a tan coloured Ralph Lauren faux leather over the body bag. While I was looking for this perfect bag I often came across bags that looked perfect but my purse wouldn't fit in them! I used to have a Michael Kors purse which was the same shape as the Cath Kidston one in the photo above but it was just slightly bigger and never fit properly into small bags.

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23 June 2017

EVERYDAY CRUELTY FREE BRONZY SUMMER MAKEUP


My favourite season is summer, I have always believed that I am meant to live on a tropical island not in the rainy UK, as I just love the sun so much! I have been loving this heat wave we have been experiencing recently so I thought I'd share with you the makeup I've been wearing recently that enhances a summer glow.
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16 June 2017

VEGAN T-SHIRT WISHLIST


When I first went vegetarian I was sort of embarrassed about it and if people would ask me why I didn't eat meat I'd just say that I didn't like the taste of it, which wasn't true. So I never wanted to advertise it but now I am proud of my decision to avoid contributing to the exploitation of animals and I want to show it off which is why I'm so obsessed with vegan promoting clothing! I feel like vegan clothing has come a long way in the past few years all I could ever find when I first started looking were either really boring and bland or super over the top. But I've finally found some cute designs that I could actually see my self wearing on a daily basis. Below are some of my favourite brands and their pieces that are currently on my wish list that I feel like any veggie needs in their wardrobe!
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9 June 2017

VEGAN PINA COLADA CUPCAKES


My favourite cocktail is a Pina Colada and I can't get enough of anything coconut flavoured or scented, so when I spotted Pina Colada flavoured icing by Sugar and Crumbs in Hoby Craft, I knew I had to create some pina colada inspired cupcakes! These summery cupcakes are perfect for this time of year and would be so good as desert at a BBQ!
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2 June 2017

THE HIGHLIGHTING HUNS


Highlighters are one of my favourite makeup products as I feel like they can change your whole makeup look in an instance. No matter how much of a rush I'm in to do my makeup I'll always put on highlighter as I feel like it makes me look healthier overall! Highlighters come in all different types of formulas, powder, cream and liquid which all give a different effect to the skin. In this post I am going to share with you my favourite highlighters that I've tried so far that never let me down.
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19 May 2017

ANOTHER YEAR OVER


My start to the year when it comes to blogging has quite obviously not gone to plan. If you look at the post before this one I said that I was going to keep posting twice a week but I didn't manage to stick to that. Straight after Christmas I was concentrating on January exams then I had loads of assignments due in, then it was February half term and I had a disaster.
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18 January 2017

2017 BLOGGING GOALS


I started to blog again in May 2016 and I am so glad I got back into it. I have been blogging since I was 16 and I have always loved it but I just go through phases of not knowing what to post and then end up not posting for months and thats not good if you want to keep up a regular readership. I'd say from last August onwards I've been good at keeping a regular upload schedule and liking what I've been posting. I have seen a lot of people do blogging goal posts for this year and I thought I would join in, so here are my goals for this year...
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11 January 2017

HOW I REVISE FOR EXAMS


I thought that today I would just post a few of my top tips that I use when I am revising for exams. I have definitely had plenty of practice as since leaving high school I've been in further and higher education for 6 years in a row! I feel like I have got better at revising over the years and found the perfect technique for me personally to retain as much information as possible. I know a lot of these tips will be common sense but they might just help someone and I personally like reading about other peoples methods to see how I can improve as well.
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6 January 2017

BEST BEAUTY PRODUCTS OF 2016


I have tried a lot of great products in 2016 but the ones that have really stood out as my favourite products are what I am going to be talking about in this blog post. A lot of these products did not come out in 2016 but these are just the products that I have discovered or started using last year and are my personal favourites.
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4 January 2017

DECEMBER FAVOURITES


Its difficult choosing favourites every month because I don't really change much when it comes to beauty products, and I don't want to keep showing you all the same things every month. I only change products if I've bought something new that I really like, but since Christmas is in December I didn't spend much money on myself so I've only got a few favourites to show you this month.
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