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What’s in my Pre-Wedding Bag?*

Everyone knows that when you are close to your pregnancy due date, you pack a baby bag full of the various baby-related things you need. However, I am not having a baby (yet), I am getting married around 5 hours away from my home, so yes, I have started packing my pre-wedding bag already. This is rare for me. I am last-minute-larry when it comes to packing and always have been, but recently I’ve been packing a few bits ready for the big day (or rather the weekend on which it happens!) and thought I’d share some of my faves here with you.

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Cruelty Free Make-up

I’m a veggie for a whole host of different reasons, but animal welfare is a pretty huge one. So it would seem silly for me to not try to make cruelty-free choices when it comes to my makeup and beauty choices. After all, I’m against animals being bred and slaughtered for my tummy, so why would I want them to suffer for my face? 

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Alternative Advent – Mad Beauty*

Don’t get me wrong, I love chocolate. The idea of a little square of chocolate every day for the whole month of December is one that brings me joy. However, recently I have been really interested by the other advent options that are out there. Any sort of surprise gift every day is a win in my eyes so I have decided to cover a few of the most popular alternative Advent calendars available this year. 

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MDM Flow – How Lipsticks (and Businesses!) Are Made

If you’re anything like me, you just imagine that lipstick is all made the same way, on a big conveyer belt, before finding it’s way to the shops, then your makeup bag, and eventually, your lips.

Turns out, it’s so much more than that. It’s so much more interesting than that, and it’s a freaking science! 

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#BEDN: Beauty, or ‘Where was I when everyone learnt this stuff?!’

Today’s #BEDN prompt is ‘beauty’, and my first thought was to write something cheesy about how ‘beauty is only skin deep’ or something, but I haven’t had enough wine for that!
However, it did bring to mind the hoards of Zoella-esque Beauty Gurus, with their ‘on fleek’ eyebrows and ombre lips and smokey eyes, and yet as we have seen here, I haven’t got a bloody clue! Regular guest blogger Bethan is my own personal beauty guru and every time she answers my panicked texts (wtf is an eyelash primer?!) with cool calm confidence, I wonder where I was when everyone else was at ‘how to be a successful woman’ classes?!

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#BEDN: Home Office Tour

Today’s #BEDN prompt is “style”. I’m currently sat here in my PJs and a giant varsity hoody from a University I didn’t even go to – so safe to say that I am not the right person to talk style in regards to fashion! That said, I decided I’d do a little home office tour, as it’s the only room in the house that is entirely mine, (& the kitten’s too of course!) and I think it shows off my “style” the best.

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Top 5 (Non-Bath) Lush Products

As we discovered previously, I bloody love Lush! In the last blog, I discussed my favourite bath products, so today I thought we’d branch out and look at what else Lush has to offer!

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My Favourite Lush Bath Bombs & Bubble Bars

I LOVE Lush. As someone who spends an almost obscene amount of time in the bath, I am a self confessed Lushie, and could happily talk anyone’s ear off about the many wonderful things about Lush products. So, I figured it was time for a blog!