How to make a rented house feel like a home

If you’ve been reading along for a while you might know we moved into our own rented flat in February 2016. If you’ve ever lived in a rented place you’ll know how difficult it can be to really make it feel like your own space. Both Lee and I have previously rented mouldy student digs,  so we were both excited to move into a flat that was in a much better condition. Plus, we’ve been really lucky that our landlord has allowed us to paint the flat to help freshen it up. This really helped up make our rented place…

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A New Vegan Menu at The Botanist

You must have been living under a rock to not have heard about The Botanist. It’s the place to eat in Newcastle, even though it’s been in Newcastle for over 3 years it’s still as popular as ever. So popular that every time I’ve tried to go it’s been super busy and I couldn’t get in. So when an email landed in my inbox asking if I’d like to come along and review their new vegan menu, I jumped for joy! As you may have seen previously I took part in Veganuary at the beginning of the year. I have…

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Embracing Colour and How I Found My Personal Style.

I am here today to talk about personal style. Now, this is something I’ve struggled with a lot over recent years – I feel this has mostly been down to some issues I’ve had regarding weight gain. But I also think spending a large amount of time on social media doesn’t help, you’re constantly bombarded with images of incredibly stylish bloggers who look incredible meanwhile, you’re sat on your sofa at 11.30 on a Friday morning with unwashed hair, wearing Pokemon pyjamas that you probably should have ironed. Back when I first dyed my hair bright ginger I had issues…

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Veil Cover Cream: High Coverage Camouflage Foundation

WHAT IS VEIL COVER CREAM? If you’re anything like me, you’re always on the hunt for the perfect foundation offering incredible coverage without being heavy. A few months ago I was invited along to an event in Middlesbrough as an introduction to Veil Cover Cream. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend as it was a little too far for me to travel on a weekday evening. However, the ladies at Veil were kind enough to send me a sample of their product to try at home and see what the fuss was about. HOW DOES IT WORK? Veil Cover Cream isn’t…

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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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