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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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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HOME UPDATES WITH POUNDSTRETCHERS
Interiors

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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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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Meet and Treat: Newcastle’s Hidden Gem
Food

Meet and Treat: Newcastle’s Hidden Gem

I adore food like I really love it. When I go anywhere new the first thing I do is find out where is good to eat, I can’t help myself, I’m a foodie. But I often forget to try new places in my own city and tend to always go to the same places which can get quite boring. Over the past year or so I have been trying to visit new places and try new food instead of my usual eateries all the time. Meet and Treat is one of those places that is quite hidden away and easy…

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Girls Night In – Hoar Cross Hall*
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Girls Night In – Hoar Cross Hall*

Last month I was lucky enough to head down to Hoar Cross Hall with Hannah, Helen and Chloe to experience the girls night in package and enjoy a little bit of pampering. This was my first trip to a Spa, shocking I know. So I was really excited to see what all the fuss was about – and I can assure you I was not disappointed. Hoar Cross Hall is a Luxury Spa Resort and Hotel based in Burton-Upon-Trent in Staffordshire. Because of this, we set off quite early as we expected the drive down to take about 3 and a half hours, unfortunately, due to traffic it took…

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CarnLIVal – Hope Street Hotel Liverpool
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CarnLIVal – Hope Street Hotel Liverpool

Last month Yasmina and I jumped on a train and travelled down to Liverpool for the CarnLIVal event hosted by Katy and Sam. This is the first time I’ve ventured to a different city for a blogger event so was a little nervous, but I can safely say the 5.30am start and 7 hours of my day spent on a train were totally worth it. I think one of the main reasons I decided to make the trip was because I’m feeling quite disconnected with the local blogging community. With an influx of fake followers, Instagram bots and bitchy cliques, it doesn’t…

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Bedroom Decor and Cushion Covers*
Interiors

Bedroom Decor and Cushion Covers*

As you may know, we recently changed our bedroom around a little. Our flat has two bedrooms and we previously had the larger one as our bedroom and the smaller as our office. But having house/cat sat for a neighbour a while ago I saw how she had the smaller room as her bedroom, and it looked super cosy. So we decided to have a move around and create a cosy peaceful little room to sleep. We kept the wardrobes in the larger room,  as I used to do my hair and makeup in the office anyway, so it just…

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