Friday, 29 December 2017

Best creams for very dry skin

Now that were well into the colder months, i don't know about you but my skin tends to get quite dry, with the cold weather, winds and central heating your skin needs a little extra tlc, so here are some of the creams i have found to be the best for dry to very dry skin...

La roche posay CICAPLAST BAUME B5 
I absolutely love the 'La roche Posay' brand, they have extremely high quality products at an affordable price, which you just can't beat.
This one is a soothing repair balm, which is suitable for very dry, sensitive, eczema and rosacea prone skin, it is also suitable for chapped lips.
The texture is quite thick but not quite a cream, its easy to blend however is better suited to a night cream, or at least left to dry before applying makeup.
It has natural antibacterial properties, and is non comedogenic so will not clog pores.
I first tried this brand a few years ago during the winter season my facial skin became very dry, chapped and sore with flaky patches.
I found this online and after a couple of uses my skin was back to normal, I always have this on hand whenever my skin gets super dry or irritated.


Tuesday, 19 December 2017

How to handle christmas alone?

Christmas is the time of year all about family, getting together with loved ones and enjoying 
one an-others company. 
However christmas is not like this for everyone, not everyone actually has family for whatever reason, and this time of year can be especially hard for those of us. 

For the last 4 years I have actually spent christmas alone due to not having any family, it may sound sad to some, but i actually manage to make this time alone enjoyable, sure i'd love to have a family, but the christmas's i've spent alone were a damn lot better than the ones i ever spent with my toxic family growing up. 

For those of you who may be spending christmas alone this year I thought i'd share with you some ideas on how to make your christmas alone enjoyable...


Friday, 15 December 2017

Lime Crime liquid lipsticks Review

I recently had a makeup sort out and found a lot of old boring lipsticks that I never use, which I threw away, however I was only left with 3 of my favourites, so I decided to treat myself to some new lipsticks.
I have never actually tried liquid lipstick before, I know I am so late to the trend!
My lips tend to get dry and chapped I'm that girl thats applying vaseline all day, so I wasn't sure if they would work for me.

Liquid lipsticks are everywhere, so naturally I wanted to give them ago, after much research I decided to go with Lime crime, not just because of the cute packaging although I am not gonna lie that did play a part, but also because they are cruelty free and offer a range of colours.


Wednesday, 13 December 2017

My Favourite Christmas movies

I absolutely love christmas its my favourite time of year, i like to think of myself as an elf
(i know i'm a dork), One of my most favourite thing about christmas is christmas movies, because its nice to live life vicariously through the screen every now and then.
So today I thought i'd share with you some of my fave xmas movies and if you haven't seen any of them you should check them out!

1. The Grinch
I just love this movie the visuals are amazing, the story line is sweet and funny, and it just makes me want to live in whoville gosh i wish it was a real place, i'd be there in a flash!


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

How to do Christmas on a strict Budget?

Its everyones favourite time of year again Christmas, cozy nights by the fire, beautiful decorations, gift giving, carol singing, christmas parties and indulgent food. 
Sounds great doesn't it? well its not like this for everyone and I'm sure you know. 
When your struggling finically christmas can be really hard, hours are longer at work, everything gets busier, bills rise with the extra use of electricity and central heating, you have to buy gifts for family and friends and even people at work. 
And your wondering how the hell am i going to manage it all?
As someone who's done christmas on a budget for the last 5 years i'm going to share with you some tips & tricks, hope you find them helpful!


Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Spiced apple latte 'coffee alternative'

You may have seen my recent post, with the recipe for a 'beetroot latte', since i loved that one so much i decided to come up with another superfood latte, this 'Spiced apple latte'.
Its sweet, spicy, warming and poses an array of benefits including probiotics, weight control, prevention of cancer, anti inflammatory, fights diabetes an even whitens teeth, 'an apple a day really does keep the doctor away'.
Hope you like the recipe...


Friday, 24 November 2017

Sweet potato & Beetroot soup, topped with roasted red peppers

I absolutely love soups, especially during the colder months, there comforting, warming, filling and filled with nutritients.
There a great way to use up any leftover ingredients and you can be as inventive as you like with the flavours.
This sweet potato & beetroot soup was definitely made on a whim with leftovers but it was absolutely delicious the flavours really combined together well, and created a thick yet smooth soup.
Hope you like...


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

How to lose weight in a healthy way?

As a society it seems like were always dieting and so obsessed with the way we look. 
Everything we see on social media and on magazines is always how to lose weight? The latest fad diets and young girls starving themselves to try and look like there fave celebrity or Instagram models. 
The truth is no one really looks that way naturally and if they do their a very small 1% of the population. 
Celebrities and models have the privilege of having access to some of the best dieticians, personal trainers, and even plastic surgeons in the world. 
Not to mention they can afford the best quality food and they have the gift of time! Which many of us don't have. 

What really struck me to write this post was hearing my younger sisters talk the other day about how they wanted lose weight, and how they were restricting their diets and even starving themselves completely, and going as far to call themselves fat! 
This is heartbreaking for me to hear that young girls are going to extreme measures and feel so insecure about their body's because of what they see on social media and from their peers. 

As someone who has suffered with eating disorders my whole life since I was 8 years old it's devastating to see young girls in this mindset. 
Having an eating disorder so young in my life was very detrimental to my health and growth.
I never really enjoyed my childhood because I was constantly trying to loose weight and achieve unattainable standards. 
Not to mension that it can have so much impact on your physical health too.

I am finally at a point in my life where i can live a healthy lifestyle and actually eat what i want and not feel guilty, and it feels amazing!
I still struggle at times with intrusive thoughts but I think Eating disorders are something that you struggle with forever especially if you are someone who has struggled with one for the majority of your life like myself.
But you have to keep on kicking that ed's ass!

Anyway I thought I would give a few tips on ways I feel can help you lose weight in a healthy way, in no way am i saying that you should lose weight.
I think all body shapes and sizes are beautiful and no one should ever feel pressured to lose weight because of others, weight loss should be something you do for yourself and yourself only!
I don't believe in Diets full stop! you should never restrict your calories, its all about changing your lifestyle a Healthy diet and Exercise is the only way to lose weight and maintain.
I am not a Doctor or Nutritionist, however I am currently studying to be a Pilates instructor and certified Nutritionist, and health and fitness is something I am very passionate about and I am someone with a healthy lifestyle and healthy weight.

Anyway heres some tips...


Sunday, 19 November 2017

Butternut Squash Healthy Vegan Mac & Cheeze

This delicious butternut squash mac & cheese is something I've been making for a while now, in-fact i like to think i came up with the recipe but i'm sure that will be argued.
Its creamy, comforting, filling and very healthy.
As with most of my recipes its Vegan & Gluten free but can be altered, hope you like it!...


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Why can't life be like a Hallmark movie?

So its that time of year again, when spending chilly nights by the fire curled up in a blanket, sipping hot cocoa, and watching christmas movies feel's like heaven.
I've been watching a lot of christmas movies lately, more specifically hallmark movies.
I know I like to start early, but Christmas is just my favourite time of year, the decorations, the food the parties, it just feels so magical, especially when watching a hallmark movie.
There so heartwarming and comforting and make you feel so motivated, to be kind to others, and follow your dreams.

But when you switch of the TV and get back to your daily life you realise just how far from reality Hallmark movies really are.
You know how they go they start of with a character who seems to be down on their luck, a struggling parent, an unlucky in love singleton, are grieving, or have an estranged family.
You relate to them at first because lets face it we all have problems.
But as the movie progresses the character seems to have got themselves a fairy godmother, they end up landing their dream job or meeting mr right, and they all live happily ever after, even the cynical or mean characters end up having a heart deep down inside.


Sunday, 12 November 2017

Beetroot Latte

I love a good latte, vanilla latte, pumpkin spice latte, gingerbread lattes, and so on, however there not exactly the healthiest, as a caffeine addict i like to try and cut down the coffee, because although its great, it doesn't always have the nicest side effects!

I am sure you've all heard of the healthy trendy lattes by now like matcha lattes and turmeric lattes not only do they have a bunch of nutritional benefits but there also delicious.
But have you heard of beetroot lattes yet? I recently came across them online of course, and thought to myself thats very interesting I must try it!

Beetroot poses an array of health benefits including lowering blood pressure, cancer fighting, reducing inflammation and detoxifying as well as being full of vitamins and minerals.
And even if your not a huge beetroot fan you'd be surprised just how delicious this beetroot latte is and to top it all off there pink and look super cute!


Friday, 10 November 2017

My Endometriosis story

I've been wanting to share my story with Endometriosis for a while now, but have only just built up the courage to actually write it.
Endometriosis is a severely painful and debilitating illness that more awareness needs to be made of  so hopefully I can do some of that. 
In case your unfamiliar with endometriosis check out my post here where I explain more in detail.

I lie in my bed as I write this, it's a Sunday and I am coming onto my period, I am in severe pain that feels like someone's stabbing me in my uterus, I have my heating pad strapped to my adbdonen, trying to relieve the pain. 
I feel completely sick to my stomach and have been vomiting for most of the day due to the excrutiating pain. 
I've felt this way for 2 weeks straight already yet my period still hasn't begun.


Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Autumn/Winter harvest bowls

These Autumn/Winter harvest bowls are a fresh take on the regular Buddha bowls, i say autumn/winter but you can eat them whenever you like!
I just specifically targeted them towards a/w as they are warming, hearty and comforting to relax with on a cold fall evening. 
These harvest bowls are full of delicious and nutritious plants to nourish your body and keep you fueled over the festive season. 
Hope you enjoy!

'with a maple mustard dressing'


Friday, 27 October 2017

Working-out when you have Endometriosis?

As a lover of exercise, it was very distressing to me when i started suffering from chronic pain due to endometriosis, as I had to give up a lot of things in my life including exercise.
When the pain is at its worst, i really can't do any sort of exercise and I am often bed bound.
Before I started struggling with endo I was always extremely active and enjoyed high impact exercise like running Hiit and Strength training.
I tried to push myself to continue with my intense workout regime, however it only made the pain worse and in turn just made me sicker, and i would be left bed bound again for a week after.

Exercise has always been my stress relief, something that calms me down, shuts of my mind for a while and makes me feel better both physically and mentally, so I knew that exercise wasn't something I could fully give up, not only that but as anyone would be, i was worried about gaining weight.


Monday, 23 October 2017

Dark chocolate covered Pumpkin spice energy balls

These delicious pumpkin spice energy balls are a great healthy snack alternative, perfect alongside a cup of coffee, or as a halloween 'trick or treat' or for parties.
They are all raw minus the dark chocolate, Vegan & Gluten free.
Feel free to leave out the chocolate as they are still very indulgent, but why wouldn't you want to dip anything in chocolate?!


Friday, 20 October 2017

DIY Vitamin E Lip scrub

Now that were getting into the colder months, i don't know about you but my lips start to get a little chapped, with the combination of the cold, the wind, and central heating, it can really dry out our skin especially, one of our most delicate areas our lips.
So here is a lil DIY all natural lip scrub that is perfect to get rid of dead skin and smooth the lips, it also helps in plumping them.
This lip scrub is perfect to use all year round when your in need of a lil pampering.


Tuesday, 17 October 2017

How to eat Vegan as a Student? #Cheap

Many people have this huge misconception that being Vegan is expensive, before I was Vegan myself I actually thought the same way.
But since going Vegan I actually found it can be one of the cheapest lifestyles.
I myself managed to stay Vegan living as a student and even now as a broke graduate.
So i thought i would share with you some of my tips for eating Vegan on a budget and the types of foods to eat and the ones to avoid...


Sunday, 15 October 2017

Mushroom coffee review

I don't know about you but I am a huge coffee lover, so much so i end up drinking way too much of it.
As someone who suffers with a chronic illness 'endometriosis' and a lot of digestive issues I know how bad coffee can be when your struggling with these kind of things.

I've been trying to switch it up with matcha, teas and decaf, but nothing ever really come's close to a 'good ole cup' of the caffeinated stuff.

I was searching online for a good coffee alternative when I came across mushroom coffee, sounds a little strange but 'mushroom coffee' claims to host a range of benefits including, digestion, immune boosting, liver cleansing, and lowering the risk of Cancer and Alzheimer's.
The amount of caffeine in mushroom coffee is usually a lot lower so is great for those who suffer with anxiety.

With all the array of benefits Its no wonder I had to try it..


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Pumpkin & Pine nut Pizza

Since its Autumn I have yet another delicious Pumpkin recipe for you.
This pumpkin and pine nut pizza is a healthy yet indulgent delight perfect on chilly fall nights, sharing with friends, and as a healthy option for the kids. 
As always its Vegan & Gluten free
Hope you Enjoy!...


Thursday, 5 October 2017

The access to therapy in the uk is ridiculous

As someone who's suffered with numerous mental illness since I was child as well as chronic illness I've been through quite a few therapists, both on the nhs and private.

As a child abuse survivor you can probably imagine it can cause a lot of trauma PTSD and mental stress. 
And I feel it's extremely necessary for any abuse/trauma victim and those with mental illness to see a therapist. 
Otherwise how will you ever get better?!

The first time I ever saw a counsellor was 
Back in university, this was the first time I ever disclosed the abuse I suffered as a child to anyone. 
Shortly after speaking about the abuse I suffered a nervous breakdown, I saw the counsellor at uni for 2 months and then she retired, so I was passed onto another counsellor at the uni for another month, she then referred me onto a student therapist elsewhere. phew!


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Best Vegan Snacks

I don't know about you but I absolutely love snacks!
I could literally just eat snacks all day rather than an actual meal, sometimes I go to the grocery store and come home and realise all I've purchased is snacks, and have no food for an actual meal, anyone else do this?

Well since I have so many snacks on hand I thought I'd share with you some of my fave Vegan & also Gluten free snacks, and give you an idea of some things you can eat as a vegan. 

Lets get into it!...


Monday, 2 October 2017

How to share accommodation as a Vegan?

You've probably noticed I've had quite the Uni series going on my blog these past months, but I just keep thinking of so many uni-life related topics.
So why not keep them rolling? 

This is also suitable for non students to as shared accommodation has become more and more common these days with the housing crisis. 

Anyway let's get into the post 
Let's face it Life can be a little more challenging as a vegan. 
You've got that whole problem of finding food you can eat when going out, people raising their eyebrows at you when you tell them your vegan, and then having to explain to them why your vegan and them proceeding to raise their eyebrows. 
And not to mention the fact that you just can't understand why more humans can't find the compassion in their heart to become a vegan also? 

But living in a shared house as a vegan or even living with a partner or family that's not vegan it can be daunting. 

When you put your food into a shared fridge chances are it's going to be filled with animal products not only is it disgusting to look at, but when it's touching your veggies or the fridge has that sweaty cheese smell it can be very off putting. 

And then when their cooking you don't want to have to look at the poor animal that's been boiled up and the smell of death in the air, I am feeling rather nauseous just thinking about it. 

I have lived in quite a few shared houses over the years with non vegans and I still do live with a non vegan, so here are my top tips on how to manage the situation.


Friday, 29 September 2017

No Bake Banana loaf style oat bars

This Banana loaf style oat bar is a healthy delicious treat I say 'treat' but its so healthy you could eat it everyday if you wanted.
Its gooey and sweet and melts in the mouth, there perfect for on the go breakfasts and lunch boxes.
As always its Vegan and Gluten free.
Hope you like!...


Tuesday, 26 September 2017

DIY Pumpkin

This DIY Pumpkin is a lovely decoration perfect for the Autumn/Fall season and halloween, great to use as an indoor decoration or even outdoor if you weather proof with the right materials.
Not only does it look cute, but its so fun and relaxing to make on a cosy rainy day.
Its a process, but it only took me less than a week to make with doing an hour a day or so.
Hope you enjoy!
Lets get into the tutorial...

You will need: 

- A lot of plastic bags 
- Newspapers 
- PVA Glue 
- masking tape or wire or rope 
- any tape 
- Jointing compound
- Acrylic paint colours of your choice 


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Pumpkin spice matcha latte

This Pumpkin spice matcha latte, is a fresh take on the traditional coffee pumpkin spice latte and is much healthier too.
Its also completely vegan friendly, how many of you have had your first pumpkin spice latte yet?
I am so disappointed to hear that starbucks pumpkin spice is no longer vegan though!
But at least you can make this delicious matcha one at home!

p.s how cute is my lil pumpkin in the back? I'll have a DIY on this coming soon, so stay tuned for that if your interested!


Saturday, 16 September 2017

Creamy Healthy Vegan & Gluten free Pasta Bake

This recipe is by far one of my favourites, Pasta has to be one of my fave foods, and pasta bake is something I've been wanting to replicate into a vegan version for a while now.
So since I had an oven all to myself this weekend I decided to take full advantage and whip up a healthy vegan pasta bake.

Its kind of like the traditional cheese & broccoli pasta bake only much healthier, the sauce is made from cauliflower, but don't be put off its beyond delicious, yes it does taste like cauliflower but its also creamy cheesy and indulgent.


Monday, 11 September 2017

How to live without a Kitchen?

Since its the starting Uni time of year, I thought I'd share with you a story of mine whilst I was at University.
That is as the title reads 'How I lived without a Kitchen for a year?' and some tips on how to do this...

We all know student accommodation can be pretty grim, but you don't know grim student accommodation until you've lived in London, its not just the student accommodation thats grim here though its the accommodation in general, not to mention the high rent prices, anyhow thats another story.

In the second year of University most students usually choose to rent in the private sector, as halls of residence are usually reserved for first year students.
In my second year of University I decided to adopt a Dog, I know stupid idea? I was 19 and very stubborn, but to be fair I wasn't like most 19 year olds, I wasn't a party girl, I am a total home body, complete introvert and prefer the company of animals over people and just fell in love with this little doggy.
So now not only did I have the issue of supplying reasonably priced accommodation in London, but reasonably priced accommodation in London that allowed pets!
Which is much harder than I thought it would be, for some reason London just seems to be against pets?
Which I just can't fathom? I mean I know they can be hairy, but that only takes some simple cleaning and my dog was extremely well behaved.
If anything humans are so much worse their loud, some are dirty and some cause damage, I could go on.
Anyway after searching the internet, going to estate agents, and visiting properties everyday for my whole summer, I finally found somewhere the day before I started uni, so it was quite a rush, but they allowed my dog, so I was over the moon.
The place was a room in a house living with Landlord, big mistake! It was a decent sized room, in a very nice area, the house was lovely but had been neglected a lot over the years and was falling apart.
I also had my own bathroom which was great because sharing bathrooms can suck.

Soon after moving in the landlady told me I was not allowed to use her kitchen at all, only for the washing machine, she supplied a fridge and freezer on the landing and a microwave.
When I went to do my first batch of laundry I realised why she didn't want anyone in her kitchen, It was disgusting, I'd never seen anything like it in my life, Its clear she was a hoarder, there was a huge hole in the ceiling it had rotted and was pacifically falling down, there was stuff everywhere, food, unwashed pots and years out of date produce, the smell was nauseating and there was black mould growing everywhere even in the fridge!
I wouldn't have used the kitchen there even if she'd let me it was vile!

I forgot to mention this cost me a whopping £500 and that was five 6 years ago, thats London for ya!

Anyway I'll let you know how I managed to cope without a kitchen, and if your in the same situation it may be helpful to you!


Thursday, 7 September 2017

Detox salad recipe #2

As a chronic illness sufferer more specifically Endometriosis, I tend to use food like medicine, so here is a great Detoxifying salad recipe, I came up with perfect for Endometriosis, and just all around general health.
Not only is it good for you, but its also delicious, so don't be afraid to give it a try!
It is also Vegan and Gluten free so fit for all!
I also have another detox salad recipe if your interested check it out here:
And if your interested in finding out more about Endometriosis check out this post here:


Friday, 1 September 2017

What I eat in a day Raw Vegan

So today I thought I'd share with you a lil what I eat in a Day Raw Vegan style, I am not actually a Raw Vegan, just a regular Vegan, however I do like to eat a lot of Raw foods, since they are so beneficial to your health.
If you follow my Blog you may know I suffer from a Chronic illness 'Endometriosis, and that is one of the main reasons I like to eat a lot of raw produce as I find it can be very helpful especially on my high pain days, to help me manage my symptoms and reduce inflammation.
Hope you find this helpful, and it gives you some ideas on how to eat Raw, anyway lets take a look at the food!


 To start my day off I had 2 large oranges, and I also had a big glass of water.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

4 Easy Vegan breakfast ideas for Back to School/University

Since its almost Back to School/uni time, I thought i would share with you some of my favourite quick and Easy Vegan breakfast ideas for when you don't have much time on your hands.
Which makes them perfect for a School/Work morning. 
I also want to mention that all of the recipes are not only Vegan but also Gluten free, and are adaptable to suit your own needs. 
Hope you Enjoy!...


The first recipe is this deliciously indulgent Homemade Peanut butter granola, Its definitely one for the sweet tooth.
This one does take a little overnight prepping, however once its made you've got a whole batch of it and have breakfast sorted for the week!
If your not a big PB fan you can also change it up for almond butter or cashew if you prefer!


Sunday, 27 August 2017

What to take with you to University?

Continuing on the little University series I've got going on my blog at the moment, I thought I'd write a little post on this topic today, as when I first left home to go to university, unfortunately unlike everyone else I didn't get the memo to pack light!

I've never been a light packer, I am the kind of girl that takes 8 pairs of shoes on a 3 day break, and only wears 2 pairs the whole time!
Anyway when I left my parents home in Sheffield to move to London for uni, I had in mind that I would be moving to London forever, and 7 years later I am still here!
However unlike most people I packed up literally everything I owned, my whole wardrobe, every handbag I owned which was far too many, my jewellery collection, keepsakes, home-wear, and even boxes filled with stationary and different kinds of paper and card, and much much more!
My logic was that I didn't want to have to repurchase anything in London, because it would be so expensive.
Which is true, but when all of your stuff fills up your dads seven seater from front to back touching the roof, and there's no space for any passengers, not to mention driving down the M1,you may have gone a little overboard!

Ofcourse my dad was fuming and thought i was insane, but being my stubborn taurus self, I insisted I needed absolutely everything I'd packed.
Obviously I had the biggest shock of my life, when I arrived on campus and realised everyone else packed about one large suitcase full.
I looked like Elle off legally blonde when she arrived at Harvard, minus the all pink outfit, and chihuahua, I didn't go that far!
Then I saw my dorm room, it was no bigger than a small walk in closet, and me and my dad spent about an hour bringing all my stuff in from the car, luckily I was on the ground floor.
I then proceeded to freak out about where the hell I was going to put all my stuff, but being savvy I managed to squish it all in neatly.

Anyway this is basically my little story of how not to pack, I thought I would offer some tips on the essentials you really need to take, although after telling you this story, your probably not gonna take advice from me haha, trust me I've learned from my mistake!

1. Seasonal clothes
When you first move onto campus it will likely be in september/october, so its best to take mostly autumn/winter clothes as it will be winter for a long time, of course this depends on the weather of where you live.
But I would say take a few short sleeved tops as well as you can never predict the weather especially not in England!
Its a great idea to just take your seasonal clothes as when you go home for breaks, you can just take back your winter clothes and switch them out for spring ones and vice versa!
I'd recommend slippers and PJ's, and flip flops if you have a communal bathroom.


Thursday, 24 August 2017

8 Tips for University Students

1 Get used to being broke..
Unless your lucky enough to have plenty of money already, chances are when your going to university for the first time you will probably be leaving your family home and having to make it on your own.

2 Budget!
This is probably the best piece of advice i can give you! Sit down and Workout how much money you have and how much you've got coming in, what your expenses are e.g food travel accommodation then workout how much you have left after these, for yourself e.g for clothes, going out etc if any!
Just don't go over that budget Ok!


Saturday, 19 August 2017

Coffee Chat! #My week #Hedgehog

Hey guys,

Hope your well?
Its been a long time since I've done one of these coffee chats, mainly because my life's so boring and I have the same routine day to day, so I don't think there'd be much to tell you.
This week however has been a little more eventful.
So although this is called coffee chats, I am currently sipping on a well deserved glass of prosecco, it is the weekend after all!
If you wanna see a cute hedgehog continue reading!


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

How to get into a Fashion University in London?

Now that its getting close to Freshers Enrolments at University, I thought I would give some tips on those looking to get onto a Fashion Degree, whether that be this year or next, or in the future these tips may be helpful to you.
As someone who did a Degree in Fashion at a prestigious London University I thought I would give some insight on how to actually get into one because its a lot harder than most people think!

1. Be extremely Passionate about Fashion
Many people think that fashion courses are easy, fun and Glamourous, whilst they are fun if thats what you enjoy, its very competitive and far from glamorous the majority of the time.
If you don't Eat, Breath and sleep Fashion then its probably not for you!


Thursday, 10 August 2017

Alternative 'butternut squash' Pasta with Aubergine Pesto

This Vegan, Gluten free pasta made from Butternut squash is a great lower calorie, filling and comforting alternative to traditional pasta's and zucchini noodles.
Along with the Aubergine pesto it makes a delicious healthy Dinner, hope you like!


Monday, 31 July 2017

8 Benefits of 'Rosehip oil' and Review

1. Anti Aging 
Rosehip oil contains omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which are great for use in preventing premature ageing and on already aged skin.
It also useful for skin with hyper pigmentation and sun damage.
I can't say myself how useful it is for ageing having young skin, however I have slight fine lines around the eye area, which i think have improved since using Rosehip oil.


Sunday, 30 July 2017

vegan avocado pesto pasta

Today I wanted to share with you my 'healthy vegan avocado pesto recipe', it tastes just as great if not better than regular store bought pesto, and is fully natural and nutritious, its definitely an all round crowd pleaser.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Bullshit chronic illness "cures"

I apologise in advanced it's gonna be a bit of a rant today, but I felt extremely compelled to write this. 
As a chronic illness sufferer of 'Endometriosis' to be exact, it probably comes as no surprise to you that I spend a lot of time online and reading, trying to find ways in which to help my illness. 

However when doing this you tend to come across a lot of so called "cures" all of which claim you do this one diet, eat this particular food or buy this supplement, and you'll never be in pain again! 

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Vegan Chickpea 'tuna' mayo

Ok so its not exactly 'tuna mayo' but its a great vegan alternative which is absolutely delicious, and from what i can remember this is so much better than tuna mayo!

This simple tasty recipe makes for a great sandwich filling, topping jacket spuds, adding to salads, mixing with pasta, or even as a dip for tortilla chips.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

ST.TROPEZ Gradual in shower Tan

Now that were into the summer months, I am on the hunt for the perfect fake tan.
Having very pale skin, and not been one to sit in the sun, its fake tan all the way for me.
The main attraction to this fake tan for me was the ease of it, you simply apply whilst in the shower wait 3mins and wash off!

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

June Favourites

Not so many faves from last month, however I do love that their all very pink! 

Monday, 26 June 2017

Cucumber vegan cream cheese & tofu canapés

I've got a new recipe for today, that I came up with last week, its a nice light canapé perfect for summer parties or a snack or even a light dinner during the heat. 
Its very simple to make and only contains a few ingredients, its kind of a vegan version of the classic salmon & cream cheese canapés.
Ooh forgot to mention its also Gluten Free, which most of my recipes are since I am pretty sensitive to the Gluten! 

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Best sunscreens for your face!

So now that its getting hot in England, I thought i would do a lil post on some of the best sunscreens I would recommend specifically for your face.
I personally have very sensitive skin, so always find the body sunscreens are too harsh to use on my face so i always end up with the problem of finding a sunscreen, that will actually suit the sensitive skin on my face.


Sunday, 18 June 2017

Do you really need and eye cream?

I am no dermatologist, or aesthetician, however skincare is something I've always been very interested in and passion about, so I have spent many years researching, getting to know ingredients and trying out products for myself. I also got very good grades in science, if that makes you feel any better about taking advice from me!


Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Low calorie Vegan Gluten free Yummy Pizza!

I am a big lover of Pizza who isn't?! However sometimes I don't feel like a heavy dinner, so this pizza on a tortilla wrap is a great alternative especially during the summer months, and if your on a diet, but still want to enjoy yummy foods!


Friday, 9 June 2017

Sake Cocktails

Recently I enjoyed some homemade veggie sushi rolls, and to go along with the sushi, i decided to try some sake for the first time!
It was very tasty sweet and refreshing, but rather strong for my light weight self, so I decided to dilute it a little by making some sake cocktails, so here are a couple i came up with, so thought i'd share.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

May Favourites!

So here are the my faves from last month, I'll give you a rundown on what they all are...


Staying healthy over the festive season

Christmas is by far and away my favorite time of the year. I love walking around shops with the  Christmas songs playing everywhere, all t...

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