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    Intentional Living,  Uncategorized

    September Intentions

    Well, September has rolled around pretty quickly this year. If we blink again it will be Christmas. So today I thought I’d talk you through my September intentions. It’s just going to be a short one, so that I can look back at the end of the month and see how I’ve got on. I always think September makes me feel reasonably productive, I think it’s the whole back to school thing that does it. However, this year for the first time in nearly two decades, I won’t be going back into education. Each September I have gone back to school or college or university, this year all that is…

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    Books

    What I’ve Been Reading This Year

    Today I thought I’d talk you through what I’ve been reading this year. I’ve been a bookworm from a very young age, and I don’t think that will ever change. This year, one of my goals was to read 20 books, I’ve so far read 13 so I’d say I’m reasonably on track. When I recently mentioned the possibility of some reviews, a few of you seemed keen, so here you go. I’m not going to talk about every single book I’ve read so far because that might get a bit much. So here are the ones that have stuck out recently. Everything I Know About Love- Dolly Alderton This book…

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    What Happens After Uni?

    After studying History for three years, I now find myself a graduate wondering what the hell comes next? I thought it might be interesting to note what happens after uni finishes. When I asked on a recent instagram poll it seemed that lots people were interested. What happens after Uni: Moving Home I moved out at 18 when I went to University, meaning I have lived away from my parents home for three years. Anyone that has lived in their own flat or house will know that you become accustomed to coming and going as you please. You learn to fend for yourself, cook when you want and what you…

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    Sustainable Fashion

    Many moons ago I wrote a blog post called Ethical Shopping. Today I thought I would revisit the topic of sustainable fashion because it is still very important. Fast fashion is what we have grown accustomed to, the high street churns out new styles and designs season after season at a low cost. However these items are often poor quality, get thrown away after only a few wears and they also have a damaging impact to many people’s lives that we don’t see. Many large chains use sweat shops in less economically developed countries. Factory employees, work long hours for low pay and often in poor conditions. Low labour costs and…

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    beauty,  Sustainability,  Uncategorized

    Cruelty-Free, Vegan and Organic- What does it all mean?

    You might hear the words Cruelty-free, vegan and organic thrown around a lot these days but what do they actually mean? They now adorn plenty of packaging, but do we as consumers really understand the labels? Today I thought I’d unpick what it all means and how to start being more environmentally conscious when buying beauty products.  What does it all mean?  So let’s start with Cruelty-Free. This means a product has not been tested on animals during it’s production. These products are often marked with a leaping bunny symbol meaning they are accredited as 100% cruelty-free.  Next, Vegan. This means a product does not contain any animal products such…