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Friday, 26 May 2017

Best facial Wipes!

Now I am a big advocate in always removing your makeup before bed, and cleansing and moisturising your skin twice a day.
But there are some days when you come home from a long night, and you just don't have an ounce of energy left to even think about cleansing your face!

But we all know how bad that is for your skin, thats where these makeup wipes come in handy!
I would usually just opt for a baby wipe, however my skin has been so sensitive lately and that just won't cut it.

So i decided to invest in a wipe that would be perfect for these type of nights, thats when I came across these 'Yes to miracle oil' cleansing wipes.
They contain primrose oil and are also a cleanser and moisturiser in one, they are designed for sensitive skin and skin prone to redness.

They are made from 98% natural ingredients and contain No Alcohol!

They remove makeup quickly and smoothly, I wouldn't however recommend them for waterproof mascara, And unlike most makeup wipes they left my very dry skin feeling smooth and hydrated, even on awakening.

I purchased them on Amazon for £4.99 for 30 wipes which i think is pretty reasonable and there also available for Prime delivery, i will leave you the link below if your interested in purchasing!
Link to wipes Amazon-

Hope you liked this lil review, Let me know if you would like more of these types of posts? 
Have you tried these facial wipes yourself let me know your opinion?

Have a great Day!



Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Detox Salad recipe

I've been on a bit of a Detox kick lately, If you follow my blog then you'll know I suffer with a chronic illness called 'Endometriosis' (Endo) check out this post if you want to find out more about Endo

Anyway I've been having a pretty nasty flare this past month, and so i decided a little detox might be good for my body, many women say detoxing helps to reduce their Endo pain levels, so i figured it would be worth a try.

The other day I came up with a lovely detox salad recipe, so i thought i would share, whether your a fellow Endometriosis sufferer or just looking to get on a health kick for the summer, this is a recipe you should try!


 Baby kale kale is packed with potassium, vitamin C and B6

 cucumber helps to flush out toxins and keeps you hydrated

 Radish are a natural liver cleanser, which is great if you have endo!

 Celery  excellent source of antioxidants and beneficial enzymes, in addition to vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin B6.

 Peppers  packed with Vitamin C, beta-carotene and have anti-immflamatory benefits

 Sauerkraut  Full of probiotics beneficial for your gut health

 I think adding some fresh fennel would also be great, unfortunately I didn't have any on hand.
 Dress with Apple cider vinegar and lemon ACV is also full of probiotics and Lemon is a natural detoxifier.
 topp with some fresh mint, parsley and black pepper 

Hope you like this recipe and try it for yourself, let me know what you think?

Have a great day!



Saturday, 20 May 2017

Vegan Cottage Cheese recipe!

Before I went vegan, I used to enjoy cottage cheese regularly, recently I've been trying to up my intake of probiotics, due to suffering with lots of digestive problems.

I love coconut yogurt, and whilst grocery shopping online, cottage cheese came to mind.
I searched allover the internet trying to find a pre-made vegan cottage cheese, however they don't currently stock one.

So i found the next best thing an easy and fairly cheap recipe, so I thought I would share.


Silken tofu a whole block 
I think this would work better, however i couldn't find silken at my local store, so just used the regular firm kind, which still worked out pretty well.

Unsweetened almond milk 3-5 tbsp 
(Or any unsweetened plant milk of your choice)

Apple cider vinegar 1-2 teaspoons (for the probiotic benefits)

Juice of a whole lemon

sea salt, chives, parsley, dill, black pepper, or any herbs and spices of your choice!


Very simple you just wiz up all the ingredients in a blender or food processor, until it forms a cottage cheese like texture, you can make it as smooth or lumpy as you would like.

Its perfect with crackers or on a salad I also enjoyed mine with pineapple.
It makes a few servings and you can keep it in the fridge for 2-3 days.

You can probably tell from the picture it looks exactly like cottage cheese, but does it taste like cottage cheese?

Its been a long time since I've eaten dairy cottage cheese so I can't say for sure, but I think it tastes pretty similar and better!
I think adding chives definitely helped give it that cottage cheese like flavour as it tastes just like the cottage cheese & chive versions you pick up at the supermarket.

Hope you like this recipe, let me know if you try it out for yourself!

Hope your having a great weekend!



Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Coffee & a chat #2 Get to know me!

Hey you, so I realised from my last coffee and a chat I didn't really introduce myself so much, and Instead I just spilled out all the TMI stuff to you, sorry about that, I am very socially awkward, so there's fact number 1 for you.

So let me introduce myself...

I am Liberty a recently turned 25year old northerner living in London, and a fashion graduate.
I am also mum to the best dog in the world, a crazy little Jack russell!

I am a very shy, introverted person, which is probably why I have a blog to connect with people, rather than socialise in the real world haha.

I love Animals especially dogs and I have been Vegan for 2 years now, I was vegetarian for about 16 years before that.
I dream of the days when I can have a house full of animals! yes I've got crazy cat lady written allover me.

My favourite colour is pink, I am a girly girl.

When I was younger I always dreamed of been a popstar when I grew up.

I absolutely love food! I am a Taurus its pretty much in our DNA, honestly if i could I would just sit in the house all day and eat until I was fat!
So its probably lucky I love working out too.

I am also an Endosister recently Diagnosed with Stage 3 Endometriosis, I had a laproscopy to remove it in January, but I am still suffering, just fighting through the pain everyday! #Endosister #spoonie

Oh and I absolutely love coffee, I've been hooked on the stuff since I was eight I know terrible right?!
Starbucks is my favourite and my usual order is a vanilla latte with coconut milk, and I've recently switched to Decaf (sigh) because I know how bad caffeine is for my Endometriosis, I've thought about cutting it out completely and believe me I've tried, but I like to say, why live a life cutting out all the things you love?! YOLO

Hope you enjoyed getting to know me? Let me know if you'd like more of these posts? Tell me something about yourself? any Endosisters here? how are you doing?
Would love to hear from you..

Looking forward to our next coffee & chat!

Take care



Saturday, 13 May 2017

Endovan 2 week update! #Endometriosis

If you keep up with my blog, then you'll know I suffer with a Chronic condition called Endometriosis. I am in severe pain everyday along with chronic fatigue.
I had a laparoscopic surgery for Endo in January and I am currently using the mirena coil to manage my symptoms, however I am still suffering.

I came across a product called Endovan which is targeted at Endometriosis sufferers it is an all natural supplement and is supposed to help reduce the excess fibrin in Endometriosis.
Being in pain everyday I figured it was worth a shot to try out this product.

I have been taking Endovan now for 2 weeks, during this time I have been keeping track of my symptoms in a diary.
As I look through the pages of my diary I can see that I have been in pain everyday since starting Endovan! so no reduction in my endo pain as of yet.
I have been bleeding for over a week now, I am not sure if this is my period or if its Endovan, because it does say that Endovan can cause bleeding as it is breaking down the excess fibrin.
My symptoms have included bloating, distended stomach, Chronic fatigue, insomnia and Painful bowel movements, sorry tmi, but if you suffer with Endo then you'll know what I mean.

Side effects: I have noticed that I have been coming up in a lot of bruising on my legs and arms, it did say this could be a side effect of Endovan, however I do bruise like a peach anyway.

So so far I can't say that Endovan is helping me, however it can take time it says to allow at least a month to notice full effects, so I will keep you updated.

Hope you found this useful? let me know if you have tried Endovan for yourself what were your results? what do you find helps with your endo symptoms? 

Hope your having a great day! 


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

April Favourites!

So I thought I would do my first ever favourites post today, I am a big fan of favourites posts and reading reviews, so I thought maybe others might like to look at them too...

Your probably wondering what that weird, white spatula looking device is so I'll start with that.
This an ultrasonic facial scrubber by Kinga.
why you ask do you need an ultrasonic scrubber to scrub your face? can't you just use a flannel?
I thought the exact same thing but after watching a review on youtube and trying it for myself, its something I can't live without!
Its main use is to scrub your face from dead skin, dirt and oils, and is supposed to be anti-aging, however my main use for it is that it removes black heads and white heads in a flash!
I think I will do a separate post on this device and demonstrate it, as it quite difficult to explain in writing and will probably be very boring, so let me know if you'd like to know more about this device?

Next up is this 'Clinique almost powder makeup' in 03 light
I've been a big fan of Clinique products for years, however I've never actually tried any of their powders or any high end powders for that matter. I like a high end foundation but I tend to go cheap on everything else.
I really wanted to try out a decent powder as when it comes to summer I don't like to wear a lot of makeup so I wanted a powder I could throw on, when I'm in a rush, and just want a more even skin tone look.
This powder definitely fits the bill, I suffer with very dry skin and most powders tend to cling to all my dry patches and this one doesn't which is amazing!
Its also not too matte and gives you a natural looking finish.
Although a little more pricey, powders tend to last me forever so its worth the investment.
I bought it a little darker than my naturally very pale skin tone so it works in the summer when i hopefully get a little tanned, but it doesn't look unnatural or orange!

Brace yourselves for the best concealer by L.A Girl at only £3 on amazon!
I've used many concealers over the years high end ones and drugstore. I've been using the MAC pro long-wear concealer for a few years now as my under eye concealer.
However I was starting to get a little bored of it and of the price, and my sister suggested this one.
I was a little weary at first I mean how can a £3 concealer be good!
But honestly I love it, its the cheapest and the best concealer I have ever used, I use it on my under eye circles and mine are pretty bad, I am very pale so my under eye skin is very see through and blue and purple in colour and this covers them perfectly.
It also acts as an under eye highlight, its easy to blend, has an easy to use brush applicator, and the colour is the perfect shade for me I got it in Porcelain.

My next fave is the Vitamin E face mist from Body shop, with rose water and wheatgerm oil, its a perfect under makeup primer spray and setting spray, its also great for on the go when your face is feeling a little tight and dry and needs a freshen up.
Great for travelling especially on planes and public transport.
I love it and will definitely keep repurchasing.
Its also pretty good value as it lasts a few months with everyday use.
Great for dry and sensitive skin types.

My favourite of all these beautiful Chanel sunglasses, which were a birthday gift from my bf, can i say more?

And last but not least this candle, nothing fancy just a cheap one from tesco, the scent is peach and prosecco, and it smells just like a Bellini fresh and summery, and it fragrances the whole room when burning, not bad for £1.50!

Hope you liked this post! let me know if you would like to see more favourites posts or reviews in the future? Let me know your april faves!


Thursday, 4 May 2017

Healthy filling Vegan salad #1

So I am a big lover of salads, but one thing I hate is when you go to a restaurant, order a salad and they come out with the tiniest plate of the bog standard lettuce, cucumber and tomato.
I mean there's tonnes of different lettuce and salad leaf varieties and veggies, so it shouldn't be difficult to come up with an inventive salad.
And if anything salad should be on the biggest plate, I like to think of it as a free food!

So I thought I would share with you some of my favourite filling, Vegan salads.

I was absolutely starving whilst preparing this, and it took all the willpower in me not to eat it all before I took a picture haha. 

Anyway this lovely salad contains:

The bog standard: Romaine lettuce, Cucomber, baby plum tomatoes

Red mirabella peppers
Raw mushroom, I love raw mushroom in salads but if you prefer you can grill them, you can also do the same with the peppers.

Avocado (is a salad really complete without avocado)
Chickpeas (filling and delicious and lots of protein)

Raw apple cider vinegar I am not a big fan of highly processed salad dressings so I've been using a lot of apple cider vinegar lately, it tastes great and has many health benefits!
But if you prefer you can use your fave salad dressing or make your own.

I also sprinkled some black pepper and turmeric on the top because these are my favourites and also have numerous health benefits, and I am all about health in case you haven't noticed:) 

Now I am off to wolf this down! 

Hope you liked this lil recipe? let me know if you'd like to see more? and let me know your fave salad recipes?

Happy eating 


Saturday, 29 April 2017

ENDOVAN Day 1&2 #Endometriosis

So I haven't really spoken about it on my blog, but I've mentioned it here and there.
I suffer with 'Endometriosis' a Chronic condition that causes extreme abdomen and pelvic pain, amongst many other symptoms, which I will go into more detail later on incase your unfamiliar with Endo.

I was finally diagnosed with Endometriosis in January this year after suffering for many years of agonising pain.
I had surgery to remove the Endometriosis and was placed on hormones to help slow the growth of Endo. However since my surgery I haven't had much relief and I am still suffering with chronic pain.
I recently had a bad flare up this month, and when you have endo or any other chronic illness for that matter, you know your pretty much willing to try anything to help ease your symptoms.

I've been doing a lot of different things change in diet, cleanses, trying different supplements but nothing seems to have helped.
Whilst on the internet I came across a youtube video about a woman with Endometriosis who'd tried A product called 'Endovan' which had really helped her and changed her life.
I looked up the product to learn more about it, and research it on many different forums but I still couldn't really find much info about it, and all the reviews seemed too good to be true.

I looked up all the ingredients for myself so I could get a good idea of what they all are, it is made from all natural ingredients including...

Nattokinase NSP-2™ (soy-free)
Cramp Bark (viburnum opulus)
EGCG Green Tea Extract (decaffeinated)
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hcl)
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)

Despite my pessimism I thought why not give it a go, I have nothing to lose, well apart from the very expensive price tag, unfortunately its only available in the US, so you have to pay $56 for the product and $20 worth of shipping, but honestly I am willing to do anything to help with my illness.
They do offer a 30 day money back guarantee so I guess thats a plus if it doesn't work, its worth a try.

So today is my second day on Endovan you get 60 capsules in a bottle and are to take 1 twice daily.
Yesterday I was having a really bad endo flare up which is what pushed me to just try it!
I'd been so anxious about taking it, and had had the unopened bottle sitting on the counter for weeks.
Obviously it can take a while to work anywhere from 2 weeks to a month, so I will let you know how I am getting on later if your interested?
I am really hoping for the best with this product.

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a common condition where tissue that behaves like the lining of the womb (endometrium) is found in other parts of the body.
It can appear in many different places, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, inside the tummy, and in or around the bladder or bowel.
Endometriosis mainly affects girls and women of childbearing age. It's less common in women who've been through the menopause.
It's a long-term condition that can have a significant impact on your life.
There is currently no cure for Endometriosis as it is not very well understood.

Symptoms of Endometriosis

 severe period pain that it isn't relieved with painkillers
 heavy periods – for example, you may need to use lots of tampons or pads (or use them together), or  the blood might soak through your clothes.

 pelvic pain – this may just occur around the time of your period or you may have it all the time
 pain or discomfort when going to the toilet
 bleeding from your bottom or blood in your stool
 Bowel issues  including diarrhoea & Constipation
 Chronic Fatigue
 Nausea or being sick
 It can also cause Infertility

For many women it stops them being able to do everyday activities such as working, socialising, exercise and can leave them feeling very isolated and lead to mental illness like depression and Anxiety.

Hope you liked this post, let me know if you would like to know my updates on Endovan?

Take care 



Thursday, 27 April 2017

Eating in #Vegan #Birthday

So Yesterday was My Birthday, and unfortunately I was having an Endometriosis flare up, incase your unfamiliar with Endometriosis it is a Chronic condition that causes severe stomach and pelvic pain along with many other nasty symptoms!

Anyway due to my shitty Endo flare up I was unable to go out for a meal like I had hoped, so instead 'we' me and my bf brought the restaurant to us.

I decided to go with one of my old favourites and order from wagamama's I got my usual 'warm chilli tofu salad'

The salad is set on a bed of baby gem lettuce with stir fried aubergines, broccoli, mange tout, and red onions, garnished with chilli peppers, spring onions and cashew nuts, dressed with a sweet chilli sauce, and of course topped with the best part the stir fried tofu, the tofu is cooked to perfection crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside, something which I never seem to be able to perfect at home.

On the side I had to get some Vege dumplings, Its been years since I last ate these, I remember the first time I was ever introduced to these babies by a friend i used to live with in london, she used to buy them frozen from the local japanese store and was kind enough to make me some.
After that I was addicted they were a great meal when you were a poor student they only cost a couple pounds for a large bag and I got quite a few meals out of them.
Unfortunately I no longer have a store nearby that sells these :(
Anyway as for the Wagamama's vege dumplings i have to say they aren't as good as the store bought one's sorry wagamama's!

And of course I saved the best till last Vegan 'Sticky chocolate & praline torte' from Zizzi
This was my first ever time trying a Vegan desert! I figured it was warranted since it was my bday, and I was very surprised at how non vegan it tasted if you know what I mean? I kept double checking it was vegan haha.
The torte was set on a date and walnut base, and then topped with a chocolate praline creamy layer it was extremely rich and indulgent, and garnished with something that resembled honeycomb, which of course it can't have been since vegans don't eat honey so zizzi better not be lying to me!

All in all I had a pretty good birthday even though I was in a lot of pain with my endo food always makes everything better right?!

Hope you enjoyed this post? and I would definitely recommend trying out some of these delicious foods, let me know your fave vegan takeaway options?



Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Vegan, Gluten Free, Endometriosis Diet friendly Grocery Haul!

By the title of the post you probably think my diet sounds pretty restrictive but honestly its not, I don't feel restricted at all and can pretty much eat whatever I want!

I have been Vegan for 2 years now and was vegetarian for about 16 years before that.
for the last year I have been Gluten free as I suffer with IBS and found cutting out Gluten really helped with that.
I was also recently diagnosed with Endometriosis a chronic condition so I have been following the Diet for Endometriosis ever since, to try and ease my symptoms.

Incase your not familiar with Endometriosis it is a Chronic condition that causes chronic Abodomen and Pelvic pain, and severe menstrual pain and bleeding if you want to find out more about Endometriosis, I have another blog where I write a lot about it. my other blog
More about Endometriosis

Anyway back to the grocery haul, so I thought I would give anyone who follows a similar diet, or is interested in a lifestyle change, an idea of the kinds of food you can eat, and show you it doesn't have to be limiting or expensive!

Foods from left to right...


Mirabella peppers
some very green Bananas
Plum tomatoes

Carrots ( I've been big into juicing lately since I got my new juicer and fresh carrot juice is my fave, and this whole bag of carrots was only 29p!)

Sweet potato
I don't usually buy sweet potato but i've been craving them lately, I think i'll probably make some sweet potato fries.

Cauliflower & broccoli florets
perfect on their own or for adding to quinoa and rice dishes

Reduced fat hummus
They come in a pack of 3 little pots and contain a plain hummus, a red pepper hummus and a lemon and coriander hummus which is my fave, i love these for snacking or on a sandwich or salad.

The Primal pantry raw coconut & macadamia bars
You probably can't see these as their slightly hidden in the back, but these come in a pack of four, they are very similar to nakd bars and are made from all raw natural ingredients just nuts and dates and thats it!
I usually get nakd bars however these were cheaper at only £2

Organic romaine lettuce
I have been trying to eat more organic produce lately, however it is more expensive which is annoying but I know its much better for you so its worth it!

are always a staple for me I love them in salads or i make avocado toasts, can't live without avocados!

Schar Gluten free wholesome loaf
This is my favourite Gluten free loaf as its the only one I've found that is Gluten free as well as Vegan and doesn't contain any soy, if you suffer with Endometriosis then you'll know why I avoid soy!
As you can see I already opened this loaf and made some toast last night:)

I love mushrooms however I do find them hard to digest, but I wanted to make some Vegan pizza's and you can't have pizza without mushrooms!

You probably can't see much at the back right there, but I also have some..

Almond butter by MaraNatha
I usually buy the brand meridian which is all natural, however this one was on offer, and I am always looking for a bargain, this one is very similar to the meridian, however its not quite as natural it contains 97% Almonds and a small amount of sustainable palm oil and salt, so its not too bad as it is mostly just Almonds, and its delicious!

Vegan chargrilled Aubergine pesto by SACLA
I am trying to avoid as much processed food as possible, however I am a big lover of pesto, so thought I'd treat myself to some since its my Birthday month :) The Ingredients also aren't too bad, I can read them all!
I am trying to perfect homemade vegan pesto at the minute, let me know if you have any good tips?

And because you can't have pesto without pasta..

Can you believe I actually forgot to upload this with my main picture?!

Anyway this pasta is Gluten free and its actually made from PEA'S! 
Its much better for you than the regular corn made gluten free pasta's, and is very high in protein and counts as one of your 5 a day.
Its does resemble the texture of pasta, however it does taste a lot like peas so unless your a fan of the little green things then its probably not for you.

Also in the back...

Black olives 
3 boxes of organic chick peas
1 box of organic cannellini beans 
1 box of organic chopped tomatoes 
I am trying to stay away from anything in a can, so I love that Tesco have the option of vege's in boxes now.

Almond milk
Tomato puree for my vegan pizza 
Gluten free wraps, which I will be using as the base to my pizza's they are prefect for making tasty, low calorie pizza's, and are easier to digest. 

Incase your wondering all of this came under £40 from Tesco, and will probably last me over a week as i still have quite a few cupboard essentials left over like rice and quinoa, that I can combine the ingredients with.

Hope you liked this type of post? let me know if you would like to see more of these posts? and if you would like to see recipes?

Have a Great Day!




Sunday, 23 April 2017

Coffee & a Chat with Liberty! #PMS #Endometriosis

So I decided to start a new series on my blog, which is basically like a coffee & a chat with me, writing about my week, offering advice, and a place for you to share your thoughts with me too.

Hope you enjoy, now lets put the kettle on, get comfy and chat...

Todays going to be a lot about periods and lady stuff so if that makes you uncomfortable leave now!

So this week began with my period, always a great way to start your week off?!
Incase you don't know I was diagnosed with Endometriosis a chronic condition in the beginning of january and had surgery to remove stage 3 Endometriosis. If your unaware of what Endometriosis is and want to find out more please check out this post on my other blog where I go more into detail:

I had the mirena coil put it during my surgery which is supposed to help slow down the growth of Endometriosis.
Since having the coil in my periods have been lighter, they are still very painful, but my PMS is off the charts!
As an Endo sufferer I've always had pretty bad PMS, but since I've been on the coil, I am a crazy hormonal bitch!
My moods were perfectly fine the week before, I am a pretty calm person by nature, but the day before my period started I knew it was coming, because I could feel the crazy inside of me ready to outburst and boy did it!
Every little thing ticked me off, my computer was slow, the light bulb blew and I was having a nervous breakdown.
I wanted to scream at the top of my voice and I actually did a few times, honestly i thought I was going insane.

And of course after the crazy outbursts of screaming then came the crying, I actually think I cried because i was out of almond milk!  I laugh now, but I actually think it's pretty alarming that hormones can make you this crazy!

I went for a walk on tuesday, which helped relax me a little, however it was a lot colder than i thought it was very sunny outside but still pretty chilly.
And I had a little glass of red wine that evening because I really needed it! I also watched a movie on netflix 'sandy wexler' and of course I cried at it! I actually thought that the main character played by Adam Sandler was dead so that made me cry, I thought all along they were at his funeral, but it turns out they were at his wedding! which was a good job otherwise I probably would have cried myself to sleep that night.
If you haven't seen that movie I defo recommend checking it out but not when your PMSing!

I was also a little upset I didn't get to work-out so much that week due to the severe pain, because I love working out, yes I am one of those annoying people that loves working-out haha
It keeps me sane
But thats life with Endometriosis you don't always get to do what you want, and have to make it work.

Let me know if you liked this type of post? and would like to see more? any Endosisters here? let me know how your doing? And what you've found to ease your Endo symptoms?
How was your week? And are you a coffee or tea person?

I Look forward to our next chat!

Take care 



Best facial Wipes!

Now I am a big advocate in always removing your makeup before bed, and cleansing and moisturising your skin twice a day. But there are ...

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