• Intentional Living,  Sustainability

    Sustainable Mother’s Day Gifts

    So with Mother’s Day fast approaching us this Sunday, I decided that today I would post a last minute gift guide with some thought behind it. So I’ve put together a sustainable Mother’s Day guide. Obviously we all want to treat our Mum’s to something nice for all that they do for us, but often people struggle to find that perfect gift. Working in retail I have seen the last minute panic where people will just buy anything for the sake of giving a gift, when in actual fact said present might not even be to their Mum’s taste. The suggestions I’m giving today are all sustainable and ethical and…

  • beauty

    Products I’m Trying To Use Up

    I have regularly posted Empties posts for the last year, but you may remember in my most recent one I pledged to try and reduce my use of plastics and buy more ‘naked’ products with zero packaging. Well I’ve stuck to my word and have been using a solid shower gel, shampoo and body scrub so that’s 3 less bottles used! However some products have to be packaged and I still possess quite a few of them. Today I have compiled a list of a few items which I am attempting to finish off before I recycle their packaging. I chose these items for various reasons including the fact that…

  • Uncategorized

    6 Ways to Relieve Stress

    Self Care is a big thing nowadays, everyone is telling you to practice it, and for good reason. Self care is essentially looking after yourself both physically and mentally and making sure you’re in a good place. There’s also a bit of contention around the subject, often due to people’s differing mental health. To some people self care genuinely is sticking on their favourite candle, running a bath or having a walk. Whereas for others it may be a case of removing themselves from social situations which make them feel uncomfortable or severing ties with toxic people in their life. There is no right and wrong way of doing it,…

  • beauty

    Festive Lush Haul

    Yesterday I did something very bad. I went into Lush and I did not show restraint. I went in to have a smell at the new Limited Edition Halloween and Christmas products with the intention of maybe grabbing a few. I grabbed more than a few. I grabbed a bag full. I wanted to order them all online ages ago but I thought I would wait to smell them in the hope I wouldn’t like them all so I wouldn’t have to buy them. However I stupidly forgot I love Autumn/ Winter scents, therefore I liked them all and therefore bought them all. I had a total TREAT YO SELF…

  • beauty,  Intentional Living,  Monthly Favourites,  Uncategorized

    August Faves

    I feel like despite this month being the end of summer, I’ve jumped the gun and entered into full autumn mode already. This is obvious from my August favourites which consists of all the components for a cosy night in….in high summer. So first up is the series that gripped me and Amy from episode one, we thought we were going to have a nice quiet night in watching Happy Valley, after 20 minutes we realised there was no going back and we had to watch the whole 2 series immediately. There are 2 series of 6 episodes, so it doesn’t completely take over your life but there are so…