Tuesday, 16 August 2016


I haven't blogged for a while, but I'm going to jump straight in - last month I graduated, and I couldn't have been more proud of myself. This funny sized photo is ruining my blog layout, but I'm one big happy bunny and I don't even care :)


Sunday, 26 June 2016

Ethical Living: Preserve Razor

As you may have seen in my bamboo toothbrush post, I'm trying to purchase items that are sustainable, as well as cruelty free. When it comes to razors, reusable handles are the most environmentally friendly option, and this little fella takes it a step further by being made from recycled materials.


Sunday, 19 June 2016

Ethical Fashion Brand List

As I mentioned in my Rapanui post, I'm trying to be much more conscious when it comes to fashion. I want to purchase my clothes from ethical sources, making sure they are both fair trade and environmentally friendly.

One easy way to shop ethically is buying from charity or vintage shops - your money is going to a good cause, and you're helping to reduce the extreme waste caused by fast fashion. (The clothing industry is the second largest global polluter, only being beaten by oil), but there are also a growing number of ethical brands out there, so I though I would try and collate as many as possible in one place. This post has gained its own tab on my blog navigation bar, and I'll keep it updated as I stumble across new ethical fashion gems.

Do let me know if you have any favorites, or any other additions for the list! :)


Sunday, 12 June 2016

Makeup: B. Cruelty Free and Vegan Lipstick

I've been blogging for a few years now, but I'm pretty sure that this is my first ever make up post! On a day to day basis I'm not a massive make-up wearer, but I do like to have fun with it on special occasions, and every now and then when it takes my fancy. I have a good basic cruelty free collection, so I will try and do a few more makeup posts, but I do tend to stick to my favorites and not branch out too much! This is the first item from B. that I've tried, and I've heard pretty mixed reviews, but I was really pleasantly surprised with this little purchase. 

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Ethical Living: Bamboo Toothbrushes

I had a post uni clear out a few weeks ago and the amount of rubbish one person can accumulate really made me stop and think. I've always tried to be conscious about my environmental footprint, but this has really encouraged me to put more effort into making ethical decisions. Reducing the amount of waste you produce however, doesn't have to be hard work, and this little bamboo toothbrush is a super easy way to do just that.

One person will typically get through over 300 toothbrushes during the course of their life, and that's one big landfill pile. The plastic wont break down during our lifetime, but bamboo toothbrushes are both biodegradable and environmentally sustainable.


Saturday, 28 May 2016

D.I.Y: Painting Satin Shoes

This is a bit of a different post, but I painted my best friend's wedding shoes! It was a really fun project (and a little terrifying too) but I'm pretty pleased with the results. My friend had seen lots of custom painted wedding shoes, which all looked really fab, but where oh so expensive. She really like the idea of turning her shoes into something she could keep as a reminder of the day, and it became my bridesmaid duty :) I thought I would share the process as I struggled to find any advice for painting designs onto satin shoes at the time.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Ethical Fashion: Rapanui

So it's been a while, sorry! My third year at university saw blogging take a backseat, I'm not going to make loads of excuses, but now that I've finished University (eekk!) I plan to go back to blogging regularly :)

I'm trying to be a lot more conscious when it comes to ethical fashion. Information seems to be a lot harder to come by than cruelty free cosmetics, and I've definitely been guilty of clinging on to my ignorance in the past, but I'm trying to make some changes. Hunting out affordable ethical brands is my first step, and I want to share all my newly discovered gems with you.


Saturday, 23 January 2016

Winter Book Haul 2015/6

If I ever find a better way to spend a wet winter's evening than curled up with a good book and my dogs then I'm going to be surprised. There's nothing quite like lighting a fire, switching the fairy lights on and grabbing a good book. At the moment I'm sticking to History books for uni but I'm slowly building up a big old pile of books to read in the summer. These are the latest additions :)

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