Product Reviews

Hairburst Shampoo, Conditioner and Elixir – My First Impressions

I was browsing in Boots last week, and a brightly coloured turquoise and pink box caught my eye. It was the Hairburst shampoo and conditioner set. I had read about this product online before, and similar products that are supposed to help boost hair growth, as I have always wanted to have thicker, longer hair. …

Creative Hacks Sustainable Living

How to Use Up Leftover Pieces of Soap and Solid Shower Products

You are probably all familiar with using a bar of soap until it gets really small, and it sometimes breaks up into several small pieces. These little pieces are difficult and fiddly to use, but you don’t want to throw them away as they are still perfectly good soap (at least, that’s how I feel)! …

Just for Fun

Would You Rather…? Tag Challenge!

Here is something a little bit different! I was nominated by Ellie (@ellieslife_blog) from ellieslife45504566.wordpress.com to do this ‘Would you rather?’ challenge. I have never done a tag challenge before, so thank you Ellie for nominating me! Do check out Ellie’s answers here: https://ellieslife45504566.wordpress.com/2019/01/19/would-you-rather-challenge/ The rules are: Answer the questions given to you by your …

Personal Development

Saying NO to Things You Don’t Want To Do (and How to Feel Better About It)

I’m going through a stage in my life where I want to move away from what I have been doing for the past few years (piano accompaniment) and towards new things (including blogging, sorting out my personal life, and creating an environmentally friendly lifestyle). This means I am regularly finding myself in a position of …

Food and Diet Monthly Challenges Poetry

September 2017 Challenge – Vegan Diet and Writing Poetry

I always used to just take on one challenge per month, but for September 2017, I was undecided about which challenge to take on. So I thought, why not do two? This was an experiment in itself, to see whether it worked. I felt that these two particular challenges were very different and would not …

Book Reviews

Book Review – Second Chance by Jane Green (No Spoilers)

Published by the Penguin Group. First published 2007. Hardback, 432 pages. I picked up ‘Second Chance’ in a charity shop several months ago, having never heard of the author before. There was a deal, something like 5 books for £1, and I think I had found 4 other books I wanted, and picked up this …

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Anticipatory Anxiety, and How to Make it Go Away

This morning I stopped to think about what it is that actually makes me anxious. I realised that when I have an anxiety episode, it’s usually because I am anticipating something particular that might happen, or is almost certainly about to happen. Have you ever noticed that if you stand and wait for your toast …

Product Reviews

Review – LUSH Ectoplasm Naked Shower Cream

LUSH Cosmetics are a great brand because they have great ethics, and also because they have a range of ‘naked’ products that don’t come wrapped in plastic, or in plastic bottles. I have been using their solid shampoo bars for years and really like them, and recently they have started making solid shower gels. I …