Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Bluebird Tea Co, Vegan Advent Calendar / Day 15 - 24 + SALE!

So we come to the final 10 days of the Bluebird Tea Co Advent Calendar. Unfortunately I have been disappointed several times by the contents over these 10 days but I have also had the chance to try a few new flavours. So what was in final part of the calendar?
First Flush Darjeeling, Bluebird Tea Co
First Flush Darjeeling, Bluebird Tea Co

Friday, 16 December 2016

Bluebird Tea Co, Vegan Advent Calendar / Day 8 - 14

Another week has passed and I have been very pleasantly surprised by the last 7 days worth of treats. Here are the tealicious things I received in the Bluebird Tea Co vegan advent calendar:Bluebird Tea Co, Vegan Advent Calendar / Day 8 - 17

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Bluebird Tea Co, Vegan Advent Calendar / Day 1 - 7

Not so long ago, I tweeted my joy about my seasonal treat to myself arriving in the post: A vegan friendly Bluebird Tea Co Advent Calendar. By popular request, here is what I received this week:
Bluebird Tea Co, Vegan Advent Calendar
Bluebird Tea Co, Vegan Advent Calendar

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Top 5 Unusual Teas, Bluebird Tea Co - Review

I am the kind of person who takes tea to uni with me and always has tea in my bag just in case. I have tried many brands over the years so when friends and family ask unusual flavour recommendations, I send them straight to the Bluebird Tea Co website.
Honey Bee Beautiful, Bluebird Tea Co*
Honey Bee Beautiful, Bluebird Tea Co*

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Jasmin, Mimosa & Rosehip Face Cream, AA Skincare - Review

Jasmin, Mimosa & Rosehip Face Cream, AA Skincare*
Jasmin, Mimosa & Rosehip Face Cream, AA Skincare*
Recently AA Skincare were looking for bloggers to try out their face creams. AA Skincare is a new cruelty-free and natural skincare range from Amphora Aromatics, one of the UKs biggest suppliers of pure essential oils so I knew their products were going to be full of skin loving natural ingredients.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Manuka Honey Daily Moisturiser, Good Things - Review

Manuka Honey Daily Moisturiser, Good Things
Manuka Honey Daily Moisturiser, Good Things
This time last year I had just completed 4 months of gruelling farm work in Australia. (Read the farm series here) I packed extremely light so had ran out of moisturiser long before. Each day I'd return to the hostel caked in orange mud and dust. I knew I needed a decent moisturiser at a backpackers budget stat so picked up a Manuka Honey Daily Moisturiser by Good Things.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Mr Nutcase Marble Phonecase - Review + 20% Discount

I might be a bit late on the bandwagon, but I adore marble. When I was younger I found a cracked piece of white marble with blue and grey veins which I kept in my bedroom for years and now my partner is a stonemason/tiler. Coincidence? I think not. Well... Maybe. Haha!

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Boo Bath Melt, Lush - Review

Boo Bath Melt, Lush
Boo Bath Melt, Lush
Like many bath lovers and Autumnal fans, I was eager to try the new limited edition Lush Halloween range. I chose a Boo Bath Melt but was I left devilishly delighted or ghoulishly grave?

Saturday, 1 October 2016

An Evening in with Love Chin Chin - Review

Now we are well and truly into Autumn, nothing beats a warm and cosy night in. We all love 'Netflix and chill' but if you're anything like me, it should really be called 'Netflix and chill and snacks'. Instead of the usual salty snacks and fruit I opt for, (I already know I'm weird) I tried out a selection of West African snacks from Love Chin Chin.

Love Chin Chin*
Love Chin Chin*

Monday, 19 September 2016

5 Easy Steps To Prepare Your House for Winter

We are on the verge of Autumn so what better time to prepare your house for the oncoming winter with a reverse Spring Clean? Here are my super easy 5 steps to creating a winter-ready home. 
5 Easy Steps To Prepare Your House for Winter

Saturday, 3 September 2016

A Spicy Summer Tea Hamper with Yogi Tea + GIVEAWAY!

We have been really lucky with the weather recently so I have been experimenting with iced teas. A few weeks ago I received perhaps the best parcel ever, a glorious Summer Hamper from Yogi Tea. I am already a big Yogi Choco Tea fan so couldn't wait to see what was inside.
Yogi Tea Summer Hamper
Yogi Tea Summer Hamper*

Friday, 26 August 2016

Fleabag Friday | Beau & Amber

Today's Fleabag Friday is by Alyssa DeBella from The Wise Willow. As soon as I saw the pictures I was in love. Wouldn't it be good to have a big blogger pet meet up? Haha well anyway, meed Beau and Amber
Beau (lighter colour) & Amber (darker colour)
Beau (lighter colour) & Amber (darker colour)

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Summer Styling Tips: Ankle Boots, JD Williams

I was recently introduced to JD Williams, a brand that is quite well known yet unfamiliar to me. They do a vast selection of ankle boots, including several pretty faux leather animal-friendly options. I was lucky enough to pick their Heavenly Soles Ankle Boots and I love them! They have fast become my favourite fashion focus piece to wear this summer, especially as they are so versatile. Boots in the summer? Yes, you can!
Heavenly Soles Ankle Boots, JD Williams*
Heavenly Soles Ankle Boots, JD Williams*

Friday, 29 July 2016

Fleabag Friday | Bracken & Ebony

I am happy to announce that Fleabag Fridays is back but I cannot do it without you beautiful readers. If you are reading this and have a pet of your own, please get in touch.
This week we have an extremely cute and fluffy little girl owned by Jessica from Babi a Fi. Having read this I am certain she would be best friends with my dog Pepé. Pepé is also a huge fusspot when it comes to the size of food. Say hello to Bracken:
Bracken
Bracken

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

2000 Trees Festival 2016 / Highlights & Photos


If there is one thing the UK does brilliantly, it's music festivals. This year one of my partners favourite bands The King Blues were playing at a local festival so I grabbed up some bargain day tickets and headed to 2000 Trees on the edge of the Cotswold's.
2000 Trees celebrated it's 10th Birthday this year and is home to lot's of new and underground acts. If you like undiscovered indie, rock and heavy metal then this is the one for you.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Let The Good Times Roll Cleanser, Lush - Review

When I read Hailey's guest post about her skincare routine which she wrote for me a long time ago now (click here to read), I knew I had to get myself a pot of Let The Good Times Roll, a fresh gentle exfoliating cleanser from Lush. When I first heard about this I wasn't too fussed but Hailey sold it to me and I'm glad she did.
Let The Good Times Roll Cleanser, Lush
Let The Good Times Roll Cleanser, Lush

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

How to Stay Hydrated on Long Runs, Nuun - Review

Nuun*
We all know the importance of hydration but on it's own it can be a bit of a yawn especially when you are pumping out the miles so let me introduce you to Nuun hydration tablets.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Why I'm voting to stay IN the EU and why you should too.

So I am voting to stay in the EU. In fact I already have voted because I do a postal vote. To me it seemed the only logical vote. This is one of the most important events we get a say in so please, if it is the only thing you ever vote for, get down to your local polling station on Thursday 23rd June.
Why I'm voting to stay IN the EU and why you should too

Saturday, 11 June 2016

GUEST POST | Is Time Running Out for Analogue?

It has been long overdue since I have had a guest blogger. Meet Becky from The Lifestyle Blogger UK. Today she's talking analogue. Enjoy!

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I have such a love for watches, mainly analogue to be honest but even so, big, small, statement watches or ones just to tell the time on, I love them all and have a collection to prove it! 
So, when I came across the Time Telling Initiative run by DiscountWatchStore.com, I just felt I had to write about it, I came over all inspired!
Is Time Running Out for Analogue?

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Chocolate Mint Matcha Mousse (Vegan & gluten free) | Recipe

Regular readers will know that I'm a tea fanatic (fanaTEAic?) so it is no surprise that I adore using matcha in various recipes. I especially love iced green tea lattes on sunny days but there is so much more to matcha than simply drinking it, so I've decided to take part in the #SummerOfMatcha recipe challenge with EatCleanTea.
Chocolate Mint Matcha Mousse, #SummerOfMatcha
Chocolate Mint Matcha Mousse, #SummerOfMatcha*

Thursday, 26 May 2016

How to Vote in the EU Referendum

EU Referendum. How to Vote.The EU Referendum is one of the most important things to happen in our lifetime. Potentially threatening our jobs, economics, cost of living, security and more. Regardless of your personal opinion, I urge you to get out and vote. You don't even need to leave your house. 
Here is how:

Friday, 20 May 2016

A Super Easy Guide to Becoming Vegetarian

A Super Easy Guide to Becoming Vegetarian
So you've decided to try out vegetarianism? Yay! At first it can seem like a daunting task and downright impossible at times. It doesn't need to be. It's actually super easy. I turned veggie over half my life ago now. I used to eat meat for virtually every meal and hated vegetables. Sound familiar? Here is my simple guide for you with a few nifty tricks.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Ultraviolet Bubble Bar, Lush - Review

Ultraviolet Bubble Bar, Lush
Ultraviolet Bubble Bar, Lush
I'm very late on the bandwagon with this review but better late than never right? Not so long ago, Lush released it's limited edition Easter range. After carefully sniffing the lot, I picked up an Ultraviolet bubble bar as it smelt just like parma violet sweets which I adore.

Monday, 9 May 2016

NCC Home Learning Courses + £200 Giveaway!

Learn from home with NCC*
Learn from home with NCC*
For many, going to college or university is not an option due to responsibilities such as children, having a full time job or for financial reasons. Number 1 Trust Pilot accredited NCC gives you the opportunity to study from home and achieve a qualification at the end. There are several finance plans, making it accessible to everyone and I have partnered up with them to offer you a whopping £200 towards a course of your choice.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Chocolate Orange Cleansing Oil, Lulu & Boo - Review

Chocolate Orange Cleansing Oil, Lulu & Boo*
Chocolate Orange Cleansing Oil, Lulu & Boo*
When it comes to chocolate orange, I have a problem. So much so that I created a tag dedicated to the combo. Whilst I obviously love the taste, it is the smell that really drives me wild so when I got my hands on Lulu & Boo's new Chocolate Orange Cleansing Oil, I couldn't wait to open it up to enjoy the smell and more importantly to see how well it does the job.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

If I Wrote A Blog 15 Years Ago

If I Wrote A Blog 15 Years Ago
A while ago I read a post about what topic a blogger would have covered if they had written it 15 years ago. I cannot remember who wrote this so if you remember reading/writing that post please let me know so I can give them credit.
So, 15 years ago would make 2001. After careful consideration, here is what 13 year old Tea in the Tub would have been all about. Prepare yourself for a time-warping read!

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Freshly Picked Taste and Steamed Green Tea, Twinings - Review

A day without tea is like a day without sunshine. Nothing can relax or invigorate me like a cup of tea. When your day is manic, the simple notion of sipping a fresh cup can make the clouds clear. Twinings are a brand that evolved my fondness for all things tea so it has been an honour to sample and share with you my thoughts on a couple of their newest editions.
Steamed Green Tea, Twinings*
Steamed Green Tea, Twinings*

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Damaged Hot Oil Treatment, Lush - Review & 5 Step Guide

Damaged Hot Oil Treatment, Lush
Damaged Hot Oil Treatment, Lush
I have read a lot of hit and miss reviews of the new hair oils released by Lush so knew I had to make an opinion of my own. I picked up a Damaged treatment as I always seem to end up with split-ends. There is also Tangled for knotty hair and Kinky for frizzy hair.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Uber, A modernly social taxi - Guide & Review

Uber Review & Guide
I'm sure a few of you have seen in the news a lot of fuss about the new(ish) mode of transport called UberUber is a car share system slowly spreading across the globe. I first tried it out in Melbourne, Australia and these are my thoughts so far.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Quite Random Birthday Wishlist #2

So it's my birthday tomorrow and I didn't do a birthday list last year as I was busy gallivanting around the world (AKA being unemployed in Melbourne). I've already been very spoilt this year but there's no harm in creating a little list now is there?

Monday, 14 March 2016

Shoreditch Vaporisers & E-Liquids - Review + Discount Code

Today I'm talking about the controversial topic of vaping. I am not and have never been a smoker or indeed a vaper but I totally support those who do vape. My partner smoked for 10 years+ and during our time in Australia he decided it was time he quit. He tried nicotine gum, mouth sprays, going cold turkey, each resulting in returning to smoking. I lost two grandparents to lung cancer so I fully supported each of his attempts.
Shoreditch E-Liquids*
Shoreditch E-Liquids*

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Bathroom Staples 05 - Hot Cloth Cleanser

Hot cloth cleansers have become a cult beauty must-have and I have tried several over the years. From upmarket luxury brands to store own brand. Today I'm telling you about my current favourite. Say hello to Bee Good, Honey & Propolis 2-in-1 Cream Cleanser.
Honey & Propolis 2-in-1 Cream Cleanser, Bee Good
Honey & Propolis 2-in-1 Cream Cleanser, Bee Good

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Williamson Tea - A 'Proper' Tea Review

Williamson Tea*
Williamson Tea*
I love tea. Yes, I know that's stating the obvious but just because I love it doesn't mean there are things I dislike about it. Many mainstream brands sneakily get away with calling their drink 'tea' when really it's more like flavoured dust in a bag, a far flung, distant cousin of what tea should be. Today let me introduce you to good 'proper' tea. Williamson Tea creates both loose leaf and bags of loose tea how it is meant to be. Wholesome leaves stuffed full into biodegradable temple bags. Another thing I dislike with a cup of regular builders brew is that distinct aftertaste left in your mouth. Finally! Williamson Tea has made an after-taste-free drink. Instead you have a fresh tasting breakfast tea (or afternoon, evening or sneaky late-night tea) with no funny business.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Doing my Regional work in Australia: Part 3 (Finale)

Doing my Regional Farmwork in Australia: Part 3
At last, the long overdue final instalment of my gruelling Aussie farmwork tales. We left off with me getting a glorious (not even being sarcastic) job at a potato farm sorting potatoes. I was there for 6 weeks and loved it.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Book Swapping at the Little Library in Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia (come on Sydney, you know it's true) and as you'd expect with such a title, it has many funky and unique places to explore. The Little Library at Melbourne's Central Station is one of these wacky magical finds.
The Little Library, Melbourne Central
The Little Library, Melbourne Central

Thursday, 21 January 2016

The Vegan Kind Beauty Box - Review

Hello! It's been a while since I posted but I'm safe and sound back in the UK and have more time to blog. While I was in New Zealand, I signed up to the November edition of The Vegan Kind beauty subscription box. I'm already a fan of their regular monthly box but thought my beauty cupboard needed some new things for me to enjoy when I arrived back home and everyone loves surprised in the post (Hence this review is very overdue). The beauty box is quarterly so is better for me financially, especially when the products inside are worth so much more
The Vegan Kind Beauty Box, November Edition
The Vegan Kind Beauty Box, November Edition