• beauty,  Intentional Living,  Sustainability

    My Cruelty-Free Skincare Routine |AD

    For the last few years I have been working hard to ensure that I have a cruelty-free skincare routine and today I’ll share my favourite products with you. Let’s be real, there are millions of skincare products out there, all promising instant results to reduce wrinkles, eradicate blemishes and give us glowy skin and they all have amazing advertising campaigns to draw us in. Have you ever stopped to think about the impact your skincare products could be having on animals? Unfortunately lots of companies still test their products on animals before they hit the shelf. Today I’m here to help you pick through this minefield and suggest to you…

  • Intentional Living,  Monthly Favourites

    Things To Do In Lockdown

    How’s everyone finding things? Are you struggling to find things to do in lockdown? On a scale of crawling the walls to embracing life as a recluse I’d say I sit somewhere in the middle. I’m very happy to stay indoors at the moment and have only left my house twice in eight weeks ( and no I’m not even shielding). However I am of course really missing seeing my loved ones. I’m very lucky that I can work from home, I don’t have children to homeschool and that we’ve been able to get food deliveries so I haven’t needed to venture out. Today I thought I’d share some things…

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    Intentional Living

    How To Support Small Businesses and Freelancers

    Today I thought I would put together a list of ways you can support small businesses and freelancers from your home during this difficult time. I’m sure it hasn’t escaped your notice that we are nearing a full lock down, and this time looks uncertain for businesses. Unfortunately, for lots of small businesses and freelancers it will be very difficult to survive financially in the current climate. However there are things you can do to support independents to keep their business ticking over. Buy a Gift Voucher from a Small Business This situation is really taking it’s toll on the leisure and hospitality industries and it will be difficult for…

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    Books

    My Most Anticipated Reads of 2020

    I don’t think it’s a secret that I’m a bookworm and I love to read. Today I thought I would share my most anticipated reads of 2020 with you. I love to track my reading on Goodreads so that I have a clear picture of where I’m at in terms of meeting my reading goals. In 2020 I have set myself the goal of reading 50 books in the year. Last year I managed 42 books so it seems manageable. As I’m writing this at the start of March, I have currently read 12 books so I’m on track to meet my goal. There are lots of exciting books due…

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    Books

    My Favourite Books of 2019

    Today I thought I’d share with you my favourite books of 2019. It was a big reading year for me, I managed to read 42 books, so it seemed only right to share my favourites to give you some inspiration if you’re looking for something new to read.  My 10 Favourite Books of 2019 Normal People- Sally Rooney I think I can safely say this is my ultimate favourite from last year. I actually listened to this book on Audible but I enjoyed it so much I went out and bought the paperback to keep as well. The story follows Marrianne and Connell as they grow up and navigate an…