VEGANUARY: THINGS I’VE LEARNT WHILST BEING VEGAN FOR A MONTH
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VEGANUARY: THINGS I’VE LEARNT WHILST BEING VEGAN FOR A MONTH

Is anybody else ecstatic that January is finally over? Probably. Now I usually enjoy the first couple of weeks of the month as I’m counting down to my birthday (I turned 26 on the 20th btw) but once that is over with I’m wishing the winter away and craving spring sunshine. This year has been a little different as I have had more than just my birthday to focus on in January. Now let’s just ignore the fact that as a whole the month has been quite lacklustre. My aim to start the year as I meant to go on…

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TEETH WHITENING WITH WHITE WASH LABS: NANO
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TEETH WHITENING WITH WHITE WASH LABS: NANO

Whitewash Laboratories Nano: Intensive Teeth Whitening Strips Hello, my name is Alice and I am a tea addict. Because of this, my teeth aren’t as white as I’d like them to be #firstworldproblems. So when Whitewash Laboratories got in touch asking if I’d be interested in trying some of their products, I couldn’t resist. In the past, I have dabbled a little in whitening products but have always been a little wary of damaging my teeth. You often hear stories about teeth whitening strips making teeth more sensitive and generally not being that good for them. So why did I…

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WINTER WARMERS: MY TOP PICKS FROM THE HIGH STREET
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WINTER WARMERS: MY TOP PICKS FROM THE HIGH STREET

Jacket: Zara   Jumper: Primark    Jeans: Topshop     Boots: Marks and Spencers  Handbag: Charity Shop Warm coats, colourful jumpers and knitted scarves are my favourite part of autumn and winter. There’s just something I love about wrapping up on colder days with lots of layers. But just because the weather outside is a little on the dull side, doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to be too. I’ve mentioned this before but 2017 was the year I re-introduced colour into my wardrobe, and I’m going to tell you now 2018 ain’t going to be any different – it’s probably going to be…

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D.I.Y DRAWERS WITH GRAHAM AND BROWN
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D.I.Y DRAWERS WITH GRAHAM AND BROWN

At the end of last year, Graham Brown got in contact asking if I’d be interested in taking part in an upcycling project. Luckily enough I did have a set of drawers in our bedroom that I’d been meaning to upcycle for a while, so this felt like the perfect blog collaboration. The team at Graham Brown were kind enough to send me materials of my choosing to help with the project. All of the materials I needed came just under £50  – proving that you don’t need to spend a lot to take something from pre-loved to re-loved. The…

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GOODBYE 2017: THE YEAR AHEAD
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GOODBYE 2017: THE YEAR AHEAD

We’ve now said goodbye to 2017, and what a year it’s been. As a society, we’ve had some pretty terrible things happen throughout the year: Theresa May, Manchester Arena bombings, London Bridge attack, Grenfell tower to name a few. Aside from all the horrible occurrences, we’ve suffered from over the year, on a more personal level 2017 has been a year I’ve enjoyed quite a lot. So similarly to last year, I thought I’d talk through some of the highlights of my year. Slimming World: Back in January 2017, I decided to join Slimming World in order to get myself…

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FINDING THE BALANCE: HOW I’VE STRUGGLED WITH A NEW ROUTINE
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FINDING THE BALANCE: HOW I’VE STRUGGLED WITH A NEW ROUTINE

Hey, it’s me again. Firstly I must apologise for how quiet I’ve been on here the past few weeks. So much for a big productive blog launch eh? I’ve been a little absence of late, both on here and over on my social media. To be honest I’ve really been struggling with finding the balance.The fact winter is well and truly here hasn’t helped much with that either. It’s dark by 4.30pm, its grey and wet outside and after a day at work all I want to do is curl up under a blanket with a cup of tea. For…

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HOME UPDATES WITH POUNDSTRETCHERS
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HOME UPDATES WITH POUNDSTRETCHERS

It has almost been two years now since Lee and myself moved into our little two bedroom flat and we are slowly improving the decor and really putting our stamp on the place. So when Poundstretcher got in contact asking if I’d like to choose some items, I jumped at the chance to buy some homeware. I’ve previously written about our book-nook area of the living room when we first moved into the flat. This is one area of the flat that has been re-arranged a billion times. But I am finally really happy with the way it is now…

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BLOG RE-BRAND: A WHOLE NEW LOOK
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BLOG RE-BRAND: A WHOLE NEW LOOK

After 4 years of Alice’s Wonder Emporium, and almost 7 years of blogging on and off with various blogs that we will not speak of. I decided it was finally time to have a full blog re-brand and finally make the move from Blogger to WordPress. As anybody in the bloggersphere knows Phil from Pipdig is the place to go for Blogger to WordPress migration and super stylish blog layouts. Having spent the past couple of months doing some freelance marketing work I had a nice little pot of extra money I’d saved up. So decided this was the best time…

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LUSH NEWCASTLE: HALLOWEEN AND CHRISTMAS SHOWCASE
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LUSH NEWCASTLE: HALLOWEEN AND CHRISTMAS SHOWCASE

Now I’ve been a huge lover of Lush for as long as I remember. One of the first blogger events I went to was a Lush event back in 2013. So when Lush Newcastle announced they were hosting a blogger event I jumped at the chance to go. This event was to promote the launch of the new Halloween and Christmas range – and we all got the first glimpse before the shop was open to the public. On arrival we were all greeted with name badges, fruit juice and a range of Vegan pizzas that had been generously supplied…

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Minimalism, De-cluttering and How I’m Trying to Buy Less.
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Minimalism, De-cluttering and How I’m Trying to Buy Less.

Minimalism. That’s probably a word everybody is aware of these days, you see it all over Pinterest with minimal wardrobes and minimal decor etc. I admit it wasn’t really something I paid that much attention to, until earlier in the year. I’ve spoken a little bit before about hoarding tendencies, like this post where I talked about how I declutter when I tend to hold onto things I don’t need or use. I’ve read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up and it really did help me to de-clutter items in my home that didn’t bring me joy. But I quickly found myself…

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Dinning at 100ft – Events in the Sky with Chaophrya and S.Pellegrino
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Dinning at 100ft – Events in the Sky with Chaophrya and S.Pellegrino

 When the email arrived in my inbox inviting me along to Newcastle in the sky in collaboration with S.Pellegrino I instantly said yes.  I mean how often do you get the chance to dine 100ft in the air? Then reality hit and as somebody who isn’t all that good with heights, you can imagine how scared I was.  But I was lucky enough that Lee agreed to come along as my plus one, as I don’t think I would have managed to get myself up there on my own.  We were told to arrive around 45 minutes before our launch time…

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Cruelty Free Skincare – LUSH
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Cruelty Free Skincare – LUSH

 I’ve spoken previously in posts about switching products over to cruelty-free beauty and makeup products. But I must admit my vanity took over a little and I found myself still buying products that had been tested on animals. Then back in July, something changed.  After a weekend spent watching Netflix documentaries, I decided I couldn’t carry on the way I was and I finally made the decision to become vegetarian with the intent to be fully plant-based eventually. I’ve begun making little changes in my lifestyle and I no longer eat meat or fish, I drink plant-based milk 90% of…

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