• Lifestyle,  Zero Waste

    Love A Tree Day 2020 – How Can You Stop Deforestation?

    Whats So Special About Trees Anyway? Love A Tree Day gives us a change to reflect on something important. Trees. Nearly half, 46%, of the world’s forests are already destroyed. This means that every 1.2 seconds humans destroy an area of forest equal to a football field. We know that trees play an important part in our ecosystem, but did you know that “the rainforest helps to regulate the worlds water cycle. Trees play an important part in the water cycle, grounding the water in their roots and releasing it into the atmosphere. In the Amazon, more than half the water in the ecosystem is held within the plants. Without…

  • Lifestyle

    25 Things I’ve Learnt In 25 Years

    I think I’ve been saying I’m 25 for a least the past month, just getting used to it a suppose? Anyway, this girl is officially now 25! Didn’t think I’d be spending my birthday in a global pandemic on a lockdown but hey ho.  I love listening to and reading these kind of posts so I thought I’d have a go at doing one myself. I’d like to think I’ve learned a lot over the past 25 years, but I guess you can be the judge of that.  Photo by Andreas Weiland on Unsplash 1. Most of your friends will disappear.  Well that’s a depressing way to start but it’s…

  • Lifestyle,  Zero Waste

    What Is a Digital Carbon Footprint And How Can I Reduce It?

    So What Is It? In a nut shell, a Digital Carbon Footprint is a marking of the energy used from running digital devices and the usage of digital space. It’s something I’m relatively new to and something I’m still working towards being more conscious about. I figured, as we’re all stuck indoors at the moment, maybe we can focus on what we CAN do rather than what we CAN’T. As we can’t see it, it’s easy to think it’s not as big of a problem as it is. What harm can your Netflix binge really do? Well, “The non-profit organisation The Shift Project (PDF) looked at nearly 170 international studies on the…

  • Lifestyle,  Zero Waste

    My Low Waste Bathroom Products

    Lets Begin… I know I’ve done one of these before but I’ve actually got to the point now where I’ve basically nailed down the items I’m using and I’ve found things that actually WORK for me. Finding plastic free and low waste products that work for you is especially hard. It’s taken me 3-4 years to get to this point and there’s still a plenty more changes for me to make! However, now that I’ve got to where I am, I’d like to share with you my updated Low Waste Bathroom Products as I know some of you may struggle with the same problems I’ve been facing all these years.…

  • Lifestyle

    Starting Over

    So lets get back to this. Some of you may or may not have noticed some changes in my life recently. A few months ago now my life changed when I came out of a long term 5 year relationship. Was it hard? Yes. Was it the right thing? Yes. It wasn’t my decision but I think it was the right one and the last few months have now been a journey of self discovery and figuring out who I really am, what I really want and how I’m going to go about it. I’ve decided to finally embrace who I am and all that I love and enjoy and…

  • Fashion,  Lifestyle

    How To Thrift Efficiently

    Now I’d like to think I’m pretty good at shopping secondhand, I tend to find what I want, at the price I want and with fairly good quality as well. I’m no fashionista but I’ve been buying my clothes secondhand for nearly 4 years now so I’d say I’m quite the thrifiting veteran. There’s definitely some tips and tricks to shopping secondhand, and especially how to do it efficiently and without continuing to buy things you don’t actually want and won’t actually wear. 1. The Fit Does it fit you how you’d like it to fit you? When looking for clothes secondhand I will look at all the sizes, including…

  • Lifestyle,  Uncategorized

    Creativity

    Hello and welcome back! You might have noticed I’ve been a tad absent on this blog for nearly a year now. I can’t believe it’s been that long! I’ve taken some time out to really get myself in check and improve my headspace. I’ve taken up therapy which has REALLY helped me and I am so thankful to have a safe space to discuss whatever I want, however I want. Something else I really wanted to do on my road to self improvement was to get back in touch with my creative side. My brain is super active and I’m always coming up with ideas, concepts and plans and without…

  • Lifestyle,  Zero Waste

    My Mirena (IUS) Experience

    I had been thinking about switching up my contraception to the mirena for a few months now, I went on the contraceptive pill when I was 16 (when I first started having sex) because I had such bad anxiety about getting pregnant and it made me feel safer and happier when having sex to know I was protected. I have been on the pill ever since (I’m now nearly 23) so it had been a fair few years. I won’t go into too much detail about my experience on the pill but I was lucky to not have many side effects whilst on it. I’m not sure if it had…

  • Lifestyle,  Makeup,  Skincare

    Decoding An Animal Testing Policy

    All of us at some point have fallen into the trap of believing a brands animal testing policy without questioning it. Why should we have to decode and dig deep into an animal testing policy before getting the truth? Surely brands should be open and clear about things like this, you’d think the law would make it so. Unfortunately not. The fact is, the laws around animal testing and advertising/transparency have A LOT of loopholes. If brands were required to tell us that they test on animals, do you think they’d make any money? Probably not. When you ask a brand if they test on animals, they’ll probably come back…

  • Lifestyle

    Ethical Gift Guide – A Special Day

    I rustled together the best of ethical gifts for your loved ones this February, whether you need something for Valentines Day or just a special occasion, I’ve tried to include something for everyone so I hope you can find something that inspires you! First off, chocolate. Who doesn’t love chocolate right? Ombar contacted me recently asking if I’d like to try their chocolate and I would be a fool to turn down an offer like that. They sent me sample bars of 4 flavours, Coconut & Vanillia, Coco Mylk, Blueberry & Acai and Rasberry & Coconut (my favourite). They are so creamy and delicious, you’d never guess they were all vegan.…