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Our Weight Loss Journey: Things They Don’t Tell You About Weight Loss

June 9, 2015
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Above; Pre Weight Loss. In order; Top: At The Maze venue after a Dakesis show © SD photography. Middle: An outtake from a Dakesis location photoshoot © Stagedive Photography. Bottom: New Years Eve 2012. You may have seen references to Gem and I’s current fitness routine in more recent months. I figured it was about time I actually put a post together about our journey so far and what’s still yet to come. I’m hoping to make this a regular…

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Lifestyle, Vegan, Vegetarian

The Vegan Kind TVK18 April 2015 Box Review

April 14, 2015
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I’m a little ashamed to admit that I missed reviewing last month’s box, which was utterly amazing, but time was of the essence and I just didn’t get round to it. With myself well and truly scorned here is this month’s treat filled #TVK18! Each month 10p from every box is donated to a chosen charity and this month’s proceeds goes to CALF Animal Sanctuary. Please take a look at their website and see the amazing work they do and…

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Featured Posts, Lifestyle, Make-up

Five Looks to Rock Your World in 2015

March 6, 2015
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The following is a featured post courtesy of Perfect Lips. Well, ladies, 2015 in now in full swing – and with a new year comes fabulous new trends in the world of hair and beauty. But what does this year have in store? And what shades of lippy and liners should we be stocking up on? Let’s take a look at five trends to rock your world: Beautiful Black Lines Calling all rock chicks: Black eyeliner is very much IN…

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Beauty Boxes, Lifestyle, Vegan, Vegetarian

Birchbox January 2015 – Women’s Health Edit – Review

January 22, 2015
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I’ve been waiting for this box to come for a while now, ever since I found out this month’s box Birchbox would be in collaboration with women’s health. Gem and I are both gym nuts and I was hoping there would be some exciting products to get me back into the groove after a few weeks of sheer gluttony during the festive season. Because my box was so late this month, I’d already sneaked a peek at what was in…

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Hauls, Lifestyle, Vegan, Vegetarian

West Midlands Vegan Festival

November 3, 2014
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  A week on Saturday we pried ourselves away from the internet and our home offices to go to Vegan Fest 2014 in Wolverhampton. We took our trusty carnivorous band mates Adam and Matt along so they could sample some delights. This event had been in our calendar for a few months since we couldn’t get down to London (next year maybe!) but having such an event almost on our door steps really couldn’t be missed. We met many lovely people…

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Lifestyle

Adventures in Rotterdam

October 27, 2014
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  I’m finally back and recovered from my latest trip to the mainland to see my other half, and thought I’d share some of my favourite moments from the trip to cheer me up. Considering how many times I’ve been to Rotterdam now I realised that I’d not seen quite a few of it’s more famous landmarks, so we took a stroll through the north of the city centre where you can find the famous floating cube houses. Just across the…

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Lifestyle

Pretty Budget Stationary by Wilkinsons – Balance Collection

October 3, 2014
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Balance Weekly Planner Pad [£1.00] Balance  A5 Notebook [£1.50] Balance A5 Ring-bound Notebook [£1.50 – not available online] Balance Set of Three Shopping List Notebooks [£0.75] Balance Handbag Pen [£2.00] Just when I thought I had successfully navigated September’s “Back to School” without a massive and unnecessary stationary haul… I get a lot of my stationary from Wilkinsons, they always have office necessities and lovely non-necessities at much lower prices than WH Smiths, Paperchase and Staples. I found this whole pretty…

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Lifestyle, Vegetarian

Hello Fresh Review

September 16, 2014
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Many beauty boxes ago I received a £25 off voucher for Hello Fresh – a box that delivers you all the ingredients you need to make deliciously tasty meals. It’s been sat in the craft room for a long time until I came across it a week or so ago and decided to try it out. The boxes are usually £36 for three meals for two people. With my voucher, this meant I managed to get this for just £11,…

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Lifestyle, Vegan, Vegetarian

The Vegan Kind July Box #TVK9

July 5, 2014
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I’ve been having a beauty box meltdown the past few months and have really had to get my priorities right with which boxes I want to keep – trying to save money isn’t quite as easy when you realise exactly how much you are spending on boxes! One box that I had no doubt in my mind I’d continue to subscribe to is The Vegan Kind. I’ve not had one box that has disappointed me and although my completely inconvenient…

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Lifestyle

100 Happy Days Part 1

July 5, 2014
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Like Gemma, I’ve been sucked into the recent notion of “100 happy days”, despite my tough exterior, I do sometimes have some pretty rubbish days so it’s been nice to remind myself of how lucky I am and of all the nice things I have in my life. Since I missed out on my 1-10 post, here’s my 1-20 of #100happydays: 1. I absolutely love Lilies – they are my favorite flower, so when I let the pooch out in…

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