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Goodbye 2016

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Here is my reflection video of this year. 2016 has been a hard year and i feel that difficulty in life can make you stronger. I'm not going to quit my dreams because it takes time to accomplish them. The time will pass and i will get there sooner than i think. I have learnt this year to appreciate everything good in my life and to be grateful no matter what.  Every now and then it's good t o stop climbing and appreciate the view from where you are. So let's celebrate and have a better, happier and successful 2017. I'll drink to that... HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL πŸ’– Bunny Hugs, Hayley xxx

It's OK To Turn Off The News

2016 has been a year with many creative souls leaving this earth such as David Bowie, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Alan Rickman, Joe Alaskey, Prince and Christina Grimmie. When we hear the sad news of someone passing away from this world and starting a new life in another (i believe in the afterlife). We mourn for them and reflect on the amazing impact that they had in their lifetime. I'm a highly sensitive person and the news can be overwhelming for me to handle sometimes. I want you to know that it's OK to turn off the news or have a social media detox. This does not mean that you are being selfish or acting like you don't care. Looking after yourself shows that you do care by putting yourself first. It's time like this that we all need each other more. We are all balls of light in this dark world and...... πŸ’‘πŸ’‘YOUR LIGHT MATTERSπŸ’‘πŸ’‘ I'm sending everyone a hug who needs one right now. Bunny Hugs, Hayley Xxx

Why I'm Not Making Any New Years Resolutions For 2017

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Because of the enormous amount of.... PRESSURE I put a large amount of pressure on myself every year to achieve the goals which I have for the next year. I am  hard on myself if I don't achieve them. It's that time of year when the online community are starting to share New Years resolution blogs, videos or posts on social media. This gives yourself pressure. I think that you should do what makes you happy as long as your not hurting anyone. Concentrate on your own needs and goals at your own pace. I'm motivated to start now and here are a few things which I am doing as from today. Be more active on social media I started my YouTube channel and blog in 2014 with the idea of making new friends and meeting like-minded people. Rather than just reading and absorbing information by scrolling through my Twitter newsfeed, Facebook or YouTube . This New Year, I will be commenting, tweeting and replying to fellow creators and inspirers with the hope of attracting mor

Missing You At Christmas

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Tonight I've lit a candle to represent all of the loved ones and family members who aren't with us anymore to celebrate Christmas tomorrow. I just wanted to write this small post and let you know that it's OK to be sad and have a good cry if you need it. Try to concerntrate on the people who bring joy to your life and the good things. Bunny Hugs, Hayley xxx

Waitrose Hydration Range - Shea Butter Allergy

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Hi everyone I decided to go cruelty-free with my beauty products in April this year and I have been researching and finding alternatives which I can use. I love sharing with you, my best buys and bargains. Waitrose own brand of skincare products are cruelty-free, vegan and leaping bunny logo certified and this makes me incredibly happy. I had been wanting to try and review the Waitrose Pure Hydration range for a long time. The Hydration range says it's suitable for sensitive skin and fragrance-free which is what I require for my skin. Last night I applied the Hydration Face Mask (£2) all over my face and within minutes my face felt like it was burning. I washed the facemask immediately off and my face was bright red. I was in shock that I was having an allergic reaction to a product which was supposed to be for sensitive skin.  The main ingredient used in the Hydration range is  Shea Butter. I have identitfied this as one of my allergy triggers and i wi

5 Top Legitimate Websites That Offer Free Stuff

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Hi everyone Everybody loves freebies and most will agree with the fact that saving money is an extremely good virtue. However, being able to take advantage of free stuff is that much more gratifying. There are various places that you can take advantage of brand-name products on a regular basis for fee. Some of these businesses include Sainsburys that often give away samples that are free. Just a quick search when on the Internet will pull up an extensive range of freebie and samples for free. Unfortunately not all the freebie websites have been created in the same way and in fact many of them are pretty useless. These sites often bombard your email inbox with so much mail everyday which causes you to keep reading and clicking in the false hope of getting free items that may be of use to you. Below is a list of 5 top websites that actually give free items that you may use or need. 1.BzzAgent This website is associated with product testing which offers the opportunity

Katjes Magic Candy Factory Comes To Nottingham

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Hi Bunnies! On Friday 25th November I was invited to come and have a look at Katjes Magic Candy pop up shop in Victoria Centre, Nottingham. Katjes Magic Candy store was located at the back of Victoria Centre opposite HMV. Katjes Magic Candy Factory has the worlds first 3D candy printer and it allows you print your own customised gummy design. This is created by a tablet device which connects to the printer. You can choose from a large variety of designs, shapes and text. The tablet also allows you to be able to print your own photograph or selfie. I decided to get my brand name "BunnyMoonstone" printed with my horoscope (Aquarius) symbol underneath. The 3D candy printer also contains a little camera on the top right-hand corner which records a time lapse of your design being printed. This will be sent to you in an email which you can access to through a web link. The customised printed candy is retailed at £10 which I think is a fair price as it's a customis

Your Most Budget-Friendly Christmas Ever

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Hi everyone No matter how much you eagerly await Christmas , the expenses involved can make you dread it too.  However, it is possible to keep your costs under control with a bit of forward-planning. Here is how: Each year in January you swear that the coming Christmas is going to be cheaper, but it seems that it is suddenly here again: decorations for the house, buying of presents, caring for guests, as well as turkey and all the trimmings you need to cook. It does not have to be stressful. With a bit of creativity and careful planning, it is possible to keep spiralling costs at bay and keep your budget under control. The following tricks and tips can help in planning your Christmas down to your last penny, to ensure that you never have to tighten your belt once more in when January rolls in.  Budgeting For Gifts 1. Create a budget and don’t deviate from it: think of the total maximum amount you are willing to spend then divide this figure between the number of peo

Christmas Craft Fair At The Walled Gardens

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Hi Bunnies On Sunday 20th November I visited the Christmas craft fair at the Walled Gardens in Beeston Fields Golf Club, Nottingham. It was free entry and open from 10am-4pm. I love going to craft fairs as you buy handmade gifts for loved ones or if you are creative like me then you can gain ideas of what to make.  My favourite items were the felt penguins and home made bunnies.   I'm currently looking around the Christmas fair at The Walled Gardens in Beeston. Beautiful handmade items are avaliable for sale and so much more 😊 my favourite were the bunnies🐰.It's free entry and open until 4pm. #walledgarden #Beeston #cbloggers #Nottingham #christmasfair #rabbits #bunnies #rabbit #nottinghamblogger A photo posted by Hayley (@bunnymoonstone) on Nov 20, 2016 at 6:07am PST Watch my video below incase you missed it :- Enjoy! Bunny Hugs, Hayley xxx

#TodayImGrateful

Hi everyone. I saw the hashtag #TodayImGrateful on Twitter and I wanted to write a blog post saying what I'm grateful for. Twitter can only fit 140 characters in one tweet and this is not enough space. I thought i would write a blog post instead. I believe in having a attitude of gratitude. I think it's important to be grateful for everything that you have in life because someone would love to have what you have. Today I'm grateful for..... My home I am grateful that I have a house to live in. I am blessed to have my own room and a place to sleep peacefully. I am protected and safe. My family I have a mum and dad who are alive and healthy who love me unconditionally. If it wasn't for my parents then I wouldn't exist. I'm grateful to have Magic in my life. She's my pet rabbit and my best friend. I talk to my rabbit as if I'm going to get a reply. 🐰😁 #bunniesofinstagram #bunnylove #selfie #nofilter #rabbits #pet #magic #rabbitsofinst

Betty Crockers Devil's Food Cake Mix Review

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Hi everyone It's that time of year again when I find myself eating more sweet foods due to the colder weather. A slice of cake seems more appealing to me rather than a healthy soup or salad. I brought a Betty Crockers Devil's food cake mix from ASDA last week and I wanted to share my thoughts on it with you. After researching on the Betty Crocker website there are gluten free alternative kits available which I would love to test and blog for you.  The cake mix comes in a packet inside the box and you have to combine your own eggs, vegetable oil and water in a large bowl. The ingredients are easy to mix together to create a beautifully smooth texture. Cakes which I make from scratch the mixture never comes out as good. I divided the mixture into 2 cake tins and put in the oven (180 degrees on the middle shelf for about 25 mins) As my two cakes were baking in the oven. a delicious smell of chocolate spread around my entire house and my mouth was drooling the enti

Dig In Allotment Harvest Festival

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Hi everyone. On the 22nd October from 1pm - 4pm. I attended Stapleford's Dig In Allotment Harvest Festival.  At the harvest festival all various activies were on offer such as pumpking carving competitions, glass jar decorating, willow weaving and pancake making. My favourite part of the afternoon was seeing and learning about the chickens which they have on the allotment. The chickens are well taken care of and friendly. One kept pecking at my wellington. This afternoon I went to a fun day celebrating the autumn harvest at the Dig in community allotment in Stapleford. It was great to see the allotment and so much fruit and veg being grown πŸ†πŸ… .My favourite part was the pumpkin carving πŸŽƒ look at this awesome bee design!🐝 #Stapleford #Nottingham #nottinghamblogger #pumpkin #pumpkincarving #nofilter #autumn #october #uk #ukblogger A photo posted by Hayley (@bunnymoonstone) on Oct 22, 2016 at 9:08am PDT I won a bottle of Isla Negra Rose Wine, The

Go Ahead Snacks Review

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Hi everyone. Go Ahead kindly sent me some of their snacks to try out and test in exchange for my opinion.  I love how Go Ahead are low calorie and are a healthier alternative. Go Ahead cookie bites are products that have just been launched Crunchy mini cookies with chocolate chips and small bursts of fruity flavour, they have 2 flavours out at the moment. I wish that they would make more. I would like Go Ahead to make an orange, apple and cherry cookie biscuit. Retailed at £1.99 for 6 packs. 9 biscuits per pack. The cookie bites are my favourite as they satisfy my sweet craving. The white chocolate and raspberry are the best in my opinion. The Cheeky Chocolate and orange, tasted slightly artificial and i preferred the other one better. Golden baked bars are packed with delicious fruit flavoured filling. £1.99 for 6 bars.129 cal per bake bar. I love the fruit flavouring i think it's delicious. Crispy slices are light crispy biscuits with fruit filling. Retailed

Rush Hair And Beauty Salon Launch Party In Nottingham

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Hi everyone. On Thursday 20th October I was invited to see the new Rush Hair and Beauty salon which opened in Nottingham on Long Row. The event was from 6.00pm until 8.00pm  When I walked into the salon I was given a name tag which made me feel like a VIP.  I will treasure this name badge for a long time as this is the first event which I've been invited to through my YouTube channel. Glasses of prosecco with strawberries were offered at the front desk. I couldn't wait to grab a glass and have a look around the salon.  I think that the interior of the salon was classy, stylish and bright. The salon felt more like a spa than an everyday hairdressers  If you want to treat yourself and escape pressures of everyday life then I would recommend coming here. The staff were very friendly and were offering my fellow bloggers tours of the salon. I decided to  film my own virtual tour for the internet on my Instagram story. I've uploaded this to my YouTube channel

Grove Avenue Allotments - Heritage Open Day 2016

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Hi everyone. On Sunday 11th September I visited the Grove Avenue Allotments in Chilwell as part of Heritage Open Day weekend. Heritage open days are to celebrate England's architecture, culture and history, offering free access to properties and events which aren't usually open to the public. Heritage days are to bring local organisations, societies and individuals together. I've lived in Nottingham all of my life and it's amazing to see how many events are happening locally which you can go to.  I went to the Grove Avenue Allotment plot as I am a green party member at heart and I'm interested in natural growing produce and encouraging honey bees to pollinate. If it wasn't for bees then humans wouldn't be able to survive. This afternoon I visited Grove Avenue Allotments on Grove Avenue in Chilwell as part of Heritage Open Day weekend. It's beautiful to see all the flowers, fruit and vegetables being grown on the allotment. My favou

Inecto's Naturals Coconut Infusion Range

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Hi, everyone. Inecto is one of my favourite cruelty-free brands for toiletries because they are :- - Vegan Friendly - Not Tested On Animals - Have No Unnecessary Nasties - Paraben Free - Made In England Inecto has kindly sent me their naturals coconut infusion range to review which is available for a limited time at Body care and Savers. All of the range contains organic coconut oil in shower gels, body sprays and body lotions. The 2 scents in the infusions range are tropical coconut (which contain papaya oil and organic coconut oil) and is lime & mint coconut (which contains zesty lime and organic coconut oil.) The design is beautifully high quality, vibrant and colourful. The products brightens up my bathroom nicely The body lotions (£1.99 each) are creamy white and light in texture. The moisturisers absorb easily into the skin with a strong scent which leaves the scent lingering on your skin for days. My skin smells lovely and it feels very moisturised.  No dry p