Saturday, 9 June 2018

Inspirational Homeware & Stationary, Old English Co - Review

A while back I jumped at the chance of working with Old English Co. It is rare for me to fall in love with almost every item a company offers yet Old English Co achieved just that.
I recently redecorated my room so I'm always on the lookout for new bedding. I am also a part-time motivation-lacking student. I made a beeline for their Home and Stationary sections. Here is what I found and what I thought:

The Suki tick of approval, Old English Co*
The Suki tick of approval, Old English Co*

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Dealing with Stress using Massage, a Base Formula Review

We all suffer from some form of stress in our daily lives, be that the every day stress of work, family, money to chronic stress that feels almost paralysing. There are different coping mechanisms for different people and one which I believe everyone can benefit from is massage.

Muscle Massage Oil, Base Formula*

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Celebrating National Tea Day with Traidcraft

Today (April 21st) marks National Tea Day and obviously Tea in the Tub is going to celebrate it. Actually everyday is tea day in this house but today we actually have an excuse. I try to live as cruelty-free as possible, so using more ethically sourced and fair trade products is important. I recently discovered fair trade company Traidcraft who sent me a lovely package of fair trade tea to celebrate tea day with. Here are my thoughts:
Fair trade tea and biscuits - Traidcraft
Fair trade tea and biscuits - Traidcraft

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Vegan #FabFudge - Review

I've tried fudge from little Cornish shops and Christmas markets, finding it grainy, the flavours disappointing and leaving me feeling sick. In 2016 I came across #FabFudge on Twitter. The fact they made vegan fudge in quite unusual handmade flavours caught my interest, and being localish to me (Bristol) and raising money towards MS treatment was... fab. I quickly discovered that it is not fudge I dislike, but mass produced "fudge".
Vegan #FabFudge Review
Vegan #FabFudge Review

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Premier Inn, Putney Bridge. Is it really premier? - Review

Staying in a hotel is always such a rare treat for me. I recently went to see Friendly Fires perform in London and living on the other side of the country, I knew I needed somewhere to stay. I am always budget conscious and a quick internet search led me to Premier Inn. Is everything really premier but the price?
Greeted by a big, cosy bed - Premier Inn
Greeted by a big, cosy bed - Premier Inn

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Things I've Loved in March

Well March did not at all go as expected. To start with, the Flight of the Conchords gig got postponed but that's alright as I have something to look forward to. Then, just before Easter, my tiniest dog Minnie lost her eye so I played ambulance driver and zoomed her to the vet. Very traumatic. 
But March wasn't all doom and gloom. Here are the things I loved about it.
Rescue Piggies
Rescue Piggies

Friday, 30 March 2018

How to Add a Clickable Link to Blog Comments

How to Add a Clickable Link to Blog Comments
When I started blogging many moons ago (5 years worth of moons nearly), I had no idea how to create a clickable link to my blog when commenting on other posts. Here is a simple guide on how to create a clickable link and why you should. I wish I had this information from the start!

Friday, 16 March 2018

The Best Vegan Milk Chocolate Easter Eggs 2018

The Best Vegan Milk Chocolate Easter Eggs 2018
This will be my first vegan Easter, but definitely not my first vegan Easter egg! A couple of weeks ago I saw Anjuli's vegan easter egg post (read it here) and was inspired to create my own. A general browse shows that there are many vegan Easter products but they tend to be dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is ok but I prefer milk chocolate so I dug further and these are my top finds.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Switching Plastic Toothbrushes for Bamboo, The Humble Co

*Not a sponsored post. I just think reducing plastic is super important*
We are all aware about the huge environmental issue that is plastic. If you aren't, I highly recommend David Attenborough's Blue Planet II. Plastic everywhere, unavoidable and filling up our oceans. 
I am a huge believer in little steps making a big difference. By replacing everyday plastic items like toothbrushes with eco-friendly ones, together we can make a difference.
Bamboo Toothbrush, The Humble Co
Bamboo Toothbrush, The Humble Co

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Things I've Loved in February

Welcome to another consistently inconsistent edition of things I have been loving recently.
A new month means new naive promises about blogging more often but we all know the likelihood of that! So sit back, relax and enjoy.
Vegan Creme Eggs - #FabFudge
Vegan Creme Eggs - Photo by #FabFudge

Monday, 12 February 2018

My (honest) First 3 Months Vegan

For World Vegan month in November, I decided to go vegan. It was the second time in 2017 that I went vegan having completed Veganuary in January.
In January, I always knew I'd go back to being a vegetarian and I was fine with that. I have wanted to go vegan for years and knowing what happens to male chicks, male calves and how the chickens and cows are treated, I felt that I couldn't participate anymore. After a couple of heated debates on Facebook, I felt more determined than ever to go vegan so I entered November with every intention on remaining vegan. So how have my first 3 months vegan gone?
My (honest) First 3 Months Vegan+
My (honest) First 3 Months Vegan+

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Lost in a Book / Tag

I recently came across this an old tag on Rai's blog Utter Ardour and thought it might be nice for you to get to know me a bit better via my love of books.
Lost in a Book Tag
Lost in a Book Tag

Monday, 8 January 2018

Jewel Candle - Review & GIVEAWAY!

Recently I reviewed an Imperial Candles bath bomb that contained a random, very pretty necklace. Today I would like to introduce you to Jewel Candle. A natural, soya wax candle company with yes, you guessed it, a surprise piece of jewellery inside and I have the pleasure of giving one away to a lucky reader.
Jewe Candle*
Jewel Candle*

Thursday, 4 January 2018

How To Use & Store Your Lush Naked Shower Gel

One of my favourite Lush smells is Rose Jam. I love Turkish delight so of course I want to smell like one too. In fact one of my first ever blog posts was a Rose Jam review.
In a recent trip to Lush Cardiff I noticed their a few of their festive favourites were available as a Naked Shower Gel instead of as a liquid in a plastic bottle.in a few of their festive fragrances. For those who do not know what a "naked" shower gel is, it is a completely packet-less solid product. 
Rose Jam Naked Shower Gel, Lush
Rose Jam Naked Shower Gel, Lush