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My allotment – getting started

Hi So back in January this year my boyfriend received a call to invite us to take on an allotment patch in our local allotments. We had put our name down the summer before and quite frankly forgot about it. There was a long waiting list and we didn’t think much of being considered. So …

My top 3 new cruelty free and vegan foundations

Hi everyone I have been experimenting with my foundation of late, for most of my life I have needed a matte foundation and quite a high coverage. I say need but I suppose what I really mean is that I only felt comfortable with a high coverage. I’ve always wanted to have that type of …

Superdrug vegan and cruelty free haul

Hi everyone If you have read even one of my blogs you will know that I love Superdrug and it is most certainly my favorite shop for vegan and cruelty free products. In a lot of shops you have to be really careful and it take some googling and some knowledge of ingredient, in Superdrug …

Aveda botanical kinetics skincare review

Hi everyone First things first don’t you love how serious these bottles look, there is something about green that makes me think nature, fresh, clean and the white writing makes me think ‘important’. Does that make me a marketers dream? Packaging is quite a big thing for me as I do like to treat myself …

Vegan skinny dip collection review

Hi everyone I love trying out new brands and I am very lucky to have a family that are totally onboard with my vegan beauty obsession and buy me amazing birthday gifts. SkinnyDip do lots of different products including clothes, bags, lifestyle and beauty. They also do a blog which I got lost in when …

Vegan afternoon tea at Debbie Bryan in Nottingham

Hi everyone I recently had my birthday and one of my presents from my sister was vegan afternoon tea at Debbie Bryan. I have been here many times but I have never had afternoon tea before and it more than lived up to my expectations. Debbie Bryan is a independent creative retailer, they have there …

New menu at Escabeche Nottingham 2019

Hi everyone Escabeche and Baresca are my favourite restaurants in Nottingham by far. They are sister restaurants with Baresca being in the town centre and a quicker more drop in / bar feel and Escabeche more a restaurant feel. I love tapas generally but these are such good value as well. So I was really …

Vegan pate – all plant based and diary free

Hi everyone I was having a little walk around Morrison’s my local supermarket as I often do picking up things that I didn’t need (as I again often do) and I spotted these vegan pates. I used to love pate so much but it of course tends to be meat based and so I didn’t …

15 Animal derived ingredients to watch for in beauty products

Hi everyone Since I have become vegan I spend a lot of time looking at labels of products, luckily there are considerably more products labelled vegan than there has been previously which does make life much easier but I still think it is important to know what to potentially look for animal derived products. Unsurprisingly …