The end of the year is creeping closer, which is so very exciting. I don't celebrate Christmas, and I've never been one for New Year's Eve, but I do love January 1st. January is infused with a sense of new beginnings, and the lead up to it is the perfect time to take an inventory of… Continue reading What Giving Up Concealer Taught Me About My Skin
Recently my friend shared this amazing article about self care with me. It really struck a chord, because I think our generation can get so caught up with 'treating ourselves' that we forget that it is sometimes just as necessary to look after the basics. Self care isn't responsible if it sends you in to… Continue reading Self Care is About Being Sensible, Not Spoilt
It's been nearly ten years since I first discovered vintage fashion and the pin-up scene. It was love at first sight - finally, fashion that was suited to my figure! My extreme curves now even had a name (apparently, having a greater than ten inch difference between your hips and your waist is called a… Continue reading Defining Myself Through Fashion – And Learning To Let Go
It is June 30th, which means tomorrow (which is in less than one hour, as I type this!) is the official start of Plastic Free July. According to their website, Plastic Free July is a challenge "to refuse single-use plastic during July...Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic… Continue reading Welcome to Plastic Free July!
Remember this post, when I explained why veganism made me an activist? Well, turns out that caring about things is a slippery slope. It was watching a film that inspired me to turn vegan. It was a book my friend lent me that turned me on to minimalism. It was researching minimalism that helped… Continue reading I Did It Again.
I've got big saving goals coming up over the next few months, already looking ahead and planning to put away some money to tide me over during the dry period that will happen at the end of this year/ start of next. As inspiration, I've been reading back old editions of Five Frugal Things on my favourite… Continue reading It Pays To Ask
1. I moved house last weekend! I managed to take 95% of my belongings across to my new house all by myself, in a total of around five car loads*, and then enlisted my dad and a friend to help me with some of the furniture I couldn't move alone. No need to hire a… Continue reading Five Frugal Things, June 1st 2017
Two months down in my first ever capsule wardrobe, and it's time to check in again! MOST WORN Black leggings and my black skirt. The black leggings is not surprising considering it’s getting colder and they’re a great extra layer. I’m so pleased my black skirt is getting worn so much, it’s just so practical! LEAST WORN… Continue reading Time Capsule: Two Month Round Up
Recently I was talking with some co-workers about the insidious addictive nature of social media. I told them I had deleted the Facebook app off my phone (which I highly recommend!) and then my friend told me about a product she had heard of that reduces radiation emissions from your phone, like a small patch… Continue reading It’s A Trap!
There's a brilliant meme I found online, which says, 'Vegans are like adults. First you hate them, then you become one and realise they were right all along.' It's hilarious, but it's accurate. Before I became I vegan I avoided thinking about the world's 'big issues', because they honestly just overwhelmed me. I remember being… Continue reading How Veganism Made Me An Activist