Saturday, 30 December 2017

I guess 2017 wasn't all bad


When I look back at my year as a whole, I tend to think of 2017 as a really bad time. Part of this is because I was struggling with depression for quite a large portion of it and so even when I was doing fun things, I still had this big black cloud looming over me. 
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Thursday, 28 December 2017

How setting sprays helped get my makeup game back on track


There’s no better feeling than trying a new makeup item that makes you wonder how you could possibly have been managing day-to-day without it. I’ve had this experience a lot over the last year because I’ve been gradually updating my makeup bag since graduating university.

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Saturday, 23 December 2017

5 things I'm already looking forward to in 2018


In some ways it’s hard to believe 2017 is nearly over and in other ways 2017 feels like it has dragged out for much longer than 12 months. Remember this time last year when everyone couldn’t wait for 2017 to come around so we could leave the horror that 2016 was behind us? “What could be worse than all the
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Saturday, 16 December 2017

Festive London photo diary



As you can probably guess from the title of this post, I spent the last weekend in London having a jolly old Christmas time. I haven’t really been feeling the festive season this year because as I mentioned in my post about my new job, I’ve been working a lot so I haven't had much time to sit back and listen to
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Monday, 4 December 2017

Vegan Comfort Food at The Ship Inn, Ouseburn


The number one thing I find the hardest about eating plant based is finding varied places to go to eat out. After all, a girl can only eat so many veggie burgers. I mentioned in my review of Grumpy Panda that while more and more franchises are adopting vegan options on their menus, independent restaurants often still have the edge.
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Saturday, 18 November 2017

So I have a new job...

 

So as you can tell from the title of this post, there have been some changes and I have some news. I have wanted to be able to say what I’m going to say in this blog post for the longest time because it's something I’ve been waiting to happen since I graduated over a year ago.
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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Call Me By Your Name and my first solo cinema trip


None of these time markers will be accurate for the time you are reading this post but I promise they were at the time of writing. Earlier this evening, I went to the cinema by myself for the very first time, to see the 5:35pm screening of Call Me By Your Name at the beautiful Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle.
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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Halloween decorations on a budget


It’s officially October which means it’s officially nearly Halloween! Halloween is probably my favourite time of the year. Of course I love Christmas but there’s something about Halloween that’s so much fun and I feel like it’s so underappreciated by a lot of people considering how quickly it comes and goes.
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Friday, 6 October 2017

Have I mentioned how much I love cats? ft Catpawcino in Newcastle


I actually had a completely different post planned this week all about autumn and I had it all written out and ready and then… I forgot to take the photos. So the seasonal content I mentioned in my Blogging Goals post will have to wait until next week… 
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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

10 books to curl up with on a rainy day


Self care should always be a priority but now that the nights are getting darker quicker and we're most definitely moving into jumper weather, keeping up with a self care routine is more important than ever.
One of the things I like doing the most to relax is reading and at the moment I'm not dedicating enough
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Blogging goals for the rest of 2017


This is my 10th blog post! Part of me really cannot believe I actually made it to ten. It’s only two and a half months of posting and while that might not seem like a lot to some people, my brain has been so scattered this year that I am honestly just impressed that I managed to gather enough attention to keep
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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Easy vegan cupcake recipe



For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved baking. I never made anything terribly complicated but I used to love making scones and biscuits with my mum when I was younger and trying recipes on my own as I got older. Unfortunately the transition to vegan baking hasn’t been so easy.

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Maintaining a positive online space


Last weekend I went to London to attend a pool party one of my friends from university was hosting so we could all meet up and catch up after not seeing each other for ages. Not to get soppy, but it was probably the happiest I’ve been since turning 22. It was so nice seeing people that I don’t get to see very
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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

8 podcasts to improve your commute


My first introduction to podcasts was in Sixth Form when my literature teacher suggested listening to an episode of In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg because he was covering a topic we were studying. After forcing myself to listen for about 15 painful minutes I was bored out
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Grumpy Panda is a vegan dream come true


There are so many places for vegans to eat now in Newcastle but one thing I’ve felt has been missing from the food being offered is proper vegan fast food. Places like The Bohemian and Supernatural and vegan options at chains like Zizzi and Nandos have definitely given people
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Thursday, 10 August 2017

I love Naked Attraction and you should too


I really love Naked Attraction.

For those of you who haven’t heard of or maybe just haven’t watched it, Naked Attraction is a dating show on Channel 4 with a twist. The twist being that the potential daters are stark
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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Transforming my makeup routine with ZOEVA


I recently invested in a new set of makeup brushes. Before this year my makeup collection was severely lacking and I had been using the same brushes for years because I just didn’t know where to start with buying new ones. Brushes have been a part of my makeup routine
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Monday, 24 July 2017

5 vegan food spots in London

I've been in London a few times over the last few months visiting friends and one of the things I look forward to the most on each visit is the food. There are so many places offering vegan food in London and every time I'm there I'm spoilt for choice.
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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Thoughts from my first Pride

It may have taken me 22 years but this year I finally attended my first Pride.

To make up for all the previous years I’d missed, I decided to go to London to experience Pride in the capital. Overall it was an amazing day; the streets were full of people having a

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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Trying out cruelty free high street foundation

I’ve been in between foundations for a while now and I’ve been delaying the process of finding a new one because I knew that meant buying a product I might not like. When Urban Decay’s Naked Skin foundation ran out on me suddenly (I can see there’s more of you in the
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