• Lifestyle

    Cruelty Free & Vegan Secret Santa

    So this year the wonderful Sarah Kirby at sarahkirbyblog.com decided to run a cruelty free and vegan secret santa. I love the idea of secret santa as it takes the pressure off of buying presents because you only need to buy one and no one knows you bought it! The limit for the secret santa was £10 not including postage which I think was more than reasonable, you can get some lovely things for £10 and under. The gift I received from my secret santa was like the cutest handmade subscription box. Inside it was some chocolates, a candle, a couple of pin badges, a Lush gift card and a…

  • Lifestyle

    Have A Very Vegan Christmas

    So for some of you, this year might be your first vegan Christmas! This year is my second so I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite vegan foods for this Christmas. There is no reason to not enjoy delicious food this Christmas, there’s so many alternatives that you can buy and make. So even if you don’t enjoy meat substitutes, there’s still many options out there for you! The Main A lot of new vegans often worry about what they are going to eat instead of Turkey on Christmas day. I’ve gathered three options for you, two you can buy and one you can make! Tofurky – I…

  • Lifestyle,  Zero Waste

    Why Your Reusable Coffee Cup Is So Important

    Every year 100 BILLION coffee cups end up in the landfill. Did you know that most coffee cups aren’t actually recyclable? The coffee cups in most high street chains actually contain 5% of something called polyurethane plastic, this plastic is there to help contain the liquid and stop it soaking into the cardboard. It’s because of this 5% that most coffee cups actually CAN’T be recycled. The little recycle symbol you might recognise on the sleeves of some of these cups is extremely misleading and caught me out for many years. It makes it seem like the cups can be put into the recycling but actually it’s ONLY the sleeve or…

  • Lifestyle

    Lets Get Real

    So recently I feel like i’ve been in a bit of a rut with blogging. I evolved my blog into The Ethical Evolution because I wanted it to have a focus on living vegan and ethically, and I still do, but lately I’ve been feeling super out of touch with it. I feel like my blog is not who I am as a person, it only represents a small part of my life and my personality and I feel like my readers don’t really know who I am. My blog and its photography have become this clean, white, almost minimalist thing and that’s just not me at all. I’ve been…

  • Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Thrift Haul – Secondhand Finds!

    HAUL So I’ve been browsing the charity shops ALOT recently and I’ve managed to find some pretty neat stuff. I’m always thinking ahead to what I might need so I’ve been on the look out for some warmer winter items and some new shoes for when my current ones wear out. Band T’s   I freakin’ love finding band t’s in charity shops, there’s just something about a second hand band t that makes it so much better than buying a fresh new one. My favourite way to wear band t’s is tucked into a pair of high waisted ripped jeans, if they are super oversized though a pair of…

  • Lifestyle,  Makeup,  Skincare

    Greenwashing In Beauty

    What is Greenwashing? Greenwashing is when a brand uses marketing techniques to sell you the idea that they are a “green” business. Naturally we all want to live a little greener and brands like to play on that “compassionate” part of our brain to sell us their products. Not many people know about greenwashing as we are shown whilst growing up that the adverts are true and the products we buy really are what they say. Unfortunately this is not the case. How do I know if it’s greenwashing? There are some signs you can look out for when it comes to greenwashing, the big one being the use of…

  • Lifestyle,  Makeup,  Skincare

    Step By Step Guide To Going Cruelty Free

    Going cruelty free can be daunting for some people, but I assure you, it’s not as scary as you might think. In fact, the only scary thing about it is the fact the makeup you already own has contributed to the torture and death of thousands of innocent animals. Time to change that I think! STEP 1. Firstly you need to decide what you’re going to do with all your old makeup, you have a few options. You can either use it up quietly and then replace it, this way you aren’t just wasting what you already own. Or you can give it away to friends/family/shelters, others can benefit from…

  • Homeware,  Lifestyle

    A Guide To Cruelty Free Cleaning Products

    That’s Tested On Animals? When going cruelty free something you might not initially think of is your cleaning products. If you take a look under your sink you probably own a lot of animal tested cleaning products without even realising! It can seem daunting when you keep finding new things that are tested on animals. Trust me, 3 years after making the switch to cruelty free even I’m still finding new things I didn’t know were tested on animals. Thankfully, over the years the information available about cruelty free products has become much more accessible and easier to understand. Cruelty Free Cleaning Is Easy With Astonish! When it comes to…

  • Lifestyle,  Makeup,  Skincare

    Cruelty Free Get Ready With Me

    Hey pals, today I thought I’d do something I’ve never done before and do a Cruelty Free Get Ready With Me! I hope you all enjoy! FIRST THINGS FIRST I usually wake up around 8am, my body clock naturally wakes me up at that time because of work which is kinda annoying on my days off! When I wake up I check my phone, get up to date on whats going on in the world and reply to any comments that may be on here, Instagram or Twitter. After a good stretch I’ll waddle my way into the bathroom, probably moan at my chin spots, then apply my Evolve Beauty…

  • Lifestyle

    Zero Waste Goals – Update

    So last year I wrote a blog post on my Zero Waste Goals for 2017. Honestly I think I’ve done pretty damn well with achieving what I set out to do. The goals I set myself were to make sure I carry cutlery with me when I go out, get a metal straw and start declining plastic straws and to start taking lunch with me to work so I didn’t have to buy lunch out. KILNER JARS & STEEL STRAWS One item that’s been helping me achieve a more zero waste lifestyle is my trustee Kilner jar. The lid is one that I took from a previous jar, it has…