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Reflecting On 2019

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Hi everyone So this is my last blog post of the year. I wanted to write and fill out a reflections questionnaire to share my favourite and worst parts of 2019. What is your favourite 2019 memory? I have so many highlights of this year. But one of my favourite moments was creating my cruelty free beauty shopping series back in January (click here to view the video playlist). The first episode (which was filmed in The Range ) was shared on their Instagram page. I felt as though it was a sign from the universe that I was on the right track so I made 10 more episodes in different stores across the UK. What have you achieved this year that you are most proud of? Not quitting making videos or blogging. I've struggled with my mental health on and off so I've not been able to post as regularly as I would of liked. Sometimes I've let the self doubt creep in which tells me that my content isn't good enough compared to other creators. I'm still working on rewirin

Vlogmas Week 3

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Hi everyone The final instalment of vlogmas is now live on my YouTube channel . Welcome to Week 3 (but not quite) Last week I was unfortunately struck down by the flu and I wasn't able to film anything (well not unless you want to watch 10 minutes of me coughing which I'm sure you wouldn't appreciate). So I decided to film a long and chatty daily vlog including one of my favourite things to do which is shopping. It's one of the first videos that I created on my channel so I wanted to bring it back. I received some PR mail from Slow Ageing Essentials   they kindly gifted me a facial oil which I shall be testing out in the new year. Video or blog post? you decide! When I visited Nottingham I popped into The Disney Store, Superdrug and Aldi. But what did I buy?Well you will have to watch the video below to find out. If you would like some bonus festive content then why not head over to my  Instagram and watch me unbox my Christmas Eve box. Click here to be redi

Vlogmas Week 2

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Hi everyone! Welcome to week 2 of vlogmas. This week I put up the Christmas tree, voted in the general election, shared my thoughts on the results, browsed local charity shops in Long Eaton for Christmas decorations and answered your burning questions. It was a jam packed week. I've really enjoyed filming vlogmas so far. Although, I have found it difficult to film no matter what happens (fun activities are easy to do but it's the mundane ones like putting my bins out that I question. I've learnt to take a deep breath and film it anyway. Take that self doubt!). At the end of the day it doesn't matter who you are. We all have to pay our bills, shop for food and put our bins out. In my vlog I mentioned that I always find the recycling bin a nightmare towards Christmas as it gets rather full quickly. Does yours? let me know in the comments below. On the 12th December the UK had a general election and I don't usually share my political opinions online. However t

Vlogmas Week 1

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Hi everyone I'm attempting weekly vlogmas this year. Hooray! If you have been living underneath a rock and you don't know what vlogmas is. Vlogmas is filming and uploading a video everyday up until Christmas Eve. I've been put off filming previous years as I didn't think my life was entertaining enough to upload or share anything. One of my flaws (which i'm working on) is that I compare myself to other creators. However this year I've decided that I'm not going to compare myself anymore. I'm going to u pload my everyday real mundane life.  I posted my thoughts to Twitter and a viewer got in contact and reminded me that the things which I find boring  could actually be really interesting to others to watch. Which was a great point and gave me the push to start filming. Thank you. The reality of vlogmas is that all of the amazing things you see other creators do for the festivities are often the best bits. They don't necessarily show the struggl

Asda Activated Charcoal Facial Scrub Review

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What I find difficult with having sensitive skin is finding the right beauty products which I can use on my face without causing an allergic reaction or a breakout of spots. When I was in my 20s I thought that the more products I had, the better my skin would be. I loved and used anything and everything (this was before I switched to cruelty free beauty). I found out over the years that all of these products I was using was making my skin worse (and a combination of consuming too much dairy products although this hasn't been medically proven). Since I've hit 30 what has worked for me is less products equals better results. It's about the quality rather than the quantity of products.I only use skin care products that are fragrance free, cruelty free or natural. My skin has never looked and felt better. I've ditched facemasks and switched them for light facial scrubs as i find these work better for my skin type Everyone's skin type is different so what wo

Playing Amiga Games

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Hi everyone So if you are new to my blog then Hello I'm Hayley and I'm 31 which means I'm apart of the millennial generation which was one of the last generations to experience their childhood without the Internet. I was first introduced to dial up Internet when I was the age of 13 back in 2001. To log onto the Internet you had to use dial up  (the dialing tone is still implanted in my mind to this day). I have fond memories of waiting eagerly to use the internet when it came on at 6pm to talk to my school friends on MSN messenger. It was annoying when you were talking in mid conversation and then you got disconnected (d/c) at midnight. The Internet wasn't avaliable 24/7 like it is now. It's amazing how far technology has come and I can't wait to see what's avaliable in the future. So what did I do as a kid when the Internet didn't exist? How did I survive? Because when you think about it, it's hard to imagine surviving without the Intern

Rainbow Road

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Hi everyone This afternoon I visited Rainbow road on Broad Street in Hockley . Rainbow road contains f our vibrant LGBT flags which have been painted on the surface of the road to welcome the LGBT community to Nottingham.   I think it's wonderful that we have this art piece in the city because I believe everyone should love who they want to love and free to be whoever they want to be.  Watch my latest vlog below of when I visited rainbow road and found some awesome Disney finds in Primark :- Love  is love   🌈  Bunny Hugs, Hayley xxx

Decorating Doughnotts

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Hi everyone on the evening of 27th June I was invited by Bumble to a donut decorating workshop at the new Doughnotts store which has opened on Kings Street. The workshop was gifted to me by Bumble in exchange for social media coverage. I think that Doughnotts is the best donut store in the East Midlands so I'd recommend that you pop by for a visit and try a donut because they are delicious. Check out their Instagram account here   ( warning contains major food porn) + A small group of bloggers were given 3 plain doughnotts to decorate however we wanted with a wide variety of sweet treats galore to choose from.  These are my final donut designs. If you want to know the inspiration for my donut designs why not watch the vlog on my YouTube channel below :) Bunny Hugs, Hayley xxx

Competition: Win 1 of 50 Unicorn Poo Bath Bomb Packs

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I have teamed up with Wow Free Stuff to share and give my readers the opportunity to WIN 1 of 50 Unicorn Poo Bath Packs. If you have been subscribed to my blog or youtube channel for along time then you will know that I am a huge bath lover. The unicorn poo bath bomb packs contain 10 colourful raspberry scented poops (sweet scents are my favourite).  If you win a pack then why not tweet at me a picture of all the majestical colours swirling around in your bath tub? If you would like the chance to WIN simply click the link below. http://www.wowfreestuff.co.uk/spring-competition-win-1-of-50-unicorn-poo-bath-bomb-packs/ Terms & Conditions This competition ends on the 31st May 2019. By entering you agree to sign up to WOW FreeStuff Newsletter Must be over 18 and based in the UK Good luck x

5 Things To Do With The Family At Easter In Nottingham

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Easter is my favourite time of year because of the warmer weather, cute baby animals, chocolate eggs galore and toasted hot cross buns. I thought that because it's Easter holidays I wanted to share my 5 top fun days out which you could do in Nottingham with your friends or family. 5. Wollaton Hall & Deer Park Wollaton Hall is one of the finest Elizabethan mansions here in the UK. Located inside the hall is a natural history museum and wildlife exhibits. Entry is free. From the 6th - 22nd April there is a Rabbit Trail. Click here for more information.  4. University Of Nottingham Highfield's Park Highfields park contains a boating lake with boats to hire throughout the spring and summer months.   There are  children's play facilitie s, crazy golf and a pavilion with a cafe. Highfields park is dog friendly so why not take your beloved pooch with you for a scroll around. 3. Shopping In Nottingham City Centre 2. Greens Windmill And Science Centre Gre

Episode 8 - Come Shop With Me At Boots For Cruelty Free Beauty

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Hi everyone Welcome back to the eigth episode in my cruelty free beauty shopping series. In this weeks episode we are browsing around Boot s . This video is not sponsored or an advert. Watch the video below. Enjoy! Subscribe to my  YouTube  channel to never miss an upload.

Episode 7 - Come Shop With Me At Tesco For Cruelty Free Beauty

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Hi everyone Welcome back to the seventh episode in my cruelty free beauty shopping series. In this weeks episode we are browsing around Tesco . This video is not sponsored or an advert. Watch the video below. Enjoy! Subscribe to my  YouTube  channel to never miss an upload.

Episode 6 - Come Shop With Me At Poundland For Cruelty Free Beauty

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Hi everyone Welcome back to the sixth episode in my cruelty free beauty shopping series. In this weeks episode we are browsing around  Poundland . This video is not sponsored or an advert. Watch the video below. Enjoy! Subscribe to my  YouTube  channel to never miss an upload.

Episode 5 - Come Shop With Me At Home Bargains For Cruelty Free Beauty

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Hi everyone Welcome back to the fifth episode in my cruelty free beauty shopping series. In this weeks episode we are browsing around Home Bargains. This video is not sponsored or an advert. Watch the video below. Enjoy! Subscribe to my  YouTube  channel to never miss an upload.

Episode 4 - Come Shop With Me At Savers For Cruelty Free Beauty

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Hi everyone Welcome back to the fourth episode in my cruelty free beauty shopping series. In this weeks episode we are browsing around Savers . This video is not sponsored or an advert. Watch the video below. Enjoy! Subscribe to my  YouTube  channel to never miss an upload.

Episode 3 - Come Shop With Me At Sainsburys For Cruelty Free Beauty

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Hi everyone Welcome back to the third episode in my cruelty free beauty shopping series. In this weeks episode we are browsing around  Sainsburys . This video is not sponsored or an advert. Watch the video below. Enjoy! Subscribe to my  YouTube  channel to never miss an upload.

Episode 2 - Come Shop With Me At Waitrose For Cruelty Free Beauty

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Hi everyone Welcome back to the second episode in my cruelty free beauty shopping series. In this weeks episode we are browsing around Waitrose . This video is not sponsored or an advert. Watch the video below. Enjoy! Subscribe to my  YouTube  channel to never miss an upload.

Triyit Unboxing And Product Testing | Free Samples

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Hi everyone Last year I signed up to be a product tester for Triyit and a few months later I got matched to one of their campaigns. I was sent (for free) a box full of vegetarian snacks and drinks to review. Anyone can apply for a Triyit box. All you have to do is create a profile and answer a short questionnaire. Watch below the unboxing and product testing video. Subscribe to my  YouTube  channel to never miss an upload.

Episode 1 - Come Shop With Me At The Range For Cruelty Free Beauty

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Hi everyone I wanted create a shopping series on my YouTube channel sharing all of the cruelty free beauty products which are available in shops here in the UK. There are shops here which sell 100% cruelty free beauty such as The Body Shop, Lush, Primark and many more. But not all supermarkets and stores sell 100% cruelty free products. I've seen no other UK influencer create a series like this on YouTube before. I've watched plenty of come shop with me videos but not specifically for cruelty free beauty. Back in 2016 when I switched to cruelty free beauty this is a series which I would loved to of  watched and learned from. I wanted to spread awareness on my platform to buy more consciously as every little helps. It's easy to name and shame all the brands who do unfortunately test on animals. But I'm not that kind of person and I don't work that way. I'd rather focus my energy on the positive and praise the brands who don't test and have a more positiv

GOSH High Coverage Concealer 002 Ivory Review

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Hey everyone In todays post I am reviewing GOSH's concealer in the shade 002 Ivory. It's a great match for my porcelain skin tone and I love how it's high coverage because I need a concealer which hides imperfections. The formula is really smooth and blends well. The application wand is quite thick so you only need a small amount of product. A little goes along way. Watch my review and tutorial below on my thoughts on the concealer and how to apply concealer for maximum results. Subscribe to my  YouTube  channel to never miss an upload.

Gosh Mineral Powder 002 Ivory And Mineral Brush Review

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Hi everyone Today I am reviewing the GOSH mineral powder in the shade 002 ivory and it is a perfect match if you have a porcelain skin. What I love about this product is that a little amount of product goes along way. It's buildable coverage to suit your needs. I personally need full coverage as I have acne scarring on my chin, pores and dark circles. The mineral powder covers everything beautifully. I would say that if you have oily/combination skin like me then you will need to apply a facial primer first so the mineral powder lasts longer and doesn't oxidise. When I applied the powder on it's own after a couple of hours it oxidised on my chin a little. However when I applied primer it solved the problem. I also brought the mineral powder brush along with the mineral powder together as part of Superdrug's 3 for 2 offer on at the beginning of January. It's a great mineral powder brush. It's travel size, the bristles are nice and soft. The br ush p

The Pip Box December Edition Review

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Hi everyone In December 2018 I was kindly gifted by The Pip Box their December beauty box to be considered for a review. The Pip Box is a cruelty free and vegan monthly subscription service. Each box contains 5 beauty products which has the value of £55 but you only pay £20 a month. You will never receive the same product twice as every month has a different and bespoken theme. Decembers edition was "Festive Glam" which was a selection of treats to get you through the holidays and to welcome in 2019. I like The Pip Box because they are the only 100% cruelty free subscription box service here in the UK. 50p from every box is donated to the charity Animal Free Research UK. I love brands which give back to the community. Watch the unboxing and review video below to find out my thoughts. Subscribe to my YouTube channel today to never miss an upload.