Happy late birthday to me! It's a weird feeling to say I'm now 25, I don't feel like I am, I'm not where I thought I would be and honestly that's okay - I don't feel ready to be where I thought I would be! It's a strange thing to be celebrating a birthday when it's still a global pandemic, not being able to hug my favourite people or go out to dinner with my best friend like we did last year, but if anything it's made me so much more grateful and thankful for the people I have around me. Since I've now reached the quarter century (thanks Kelly for making me realise this!) I decided to share 25 lessons I've learnt over my lifetime - I hope you can learn something from them or simply just enjoy this post!

1. You will find that forever friendship one day.
I never really had real friends growing up until I joined the wrestling fandom on twitter, I made the best online friendships especially with Dalya, Dan, Conor, Amber, Patryk & Michael and after 9 years, I still get to call them friends. Real life friends, I didn't have that until the last 2 years, I met Kelly and Zara at my gym and I'm so happy I met them, they make my life so happy and always have so many laughs with them. I also met my best friend Emily through instagram last year and honestly, best thing I ever did was hit that follow button - I've never felt luckier to have a best friend like her before, I know we'll be kicking our future husbands out on a regular basis for sleepovers and force our future kids to be besties too. I'm very lucky to have these people in my life now and I appreciate them so much more than I ever would have.

2. Removing toxic people from your life is always the best choice.
It doesn't matter who the person is, if they're toxic remove them. I've removed friends, boyfriends, family members and even my biological parents from their life. You should only have room for positivity in your life, people who bring light into your life and make you smile, anything less - say goodbye to them and take them time to heal from it.

3. You don't need alcohol to have fun.
I know with this generation everyone goes out at the weekend and that's really the only way you meet people now days, but honestly that's probably nice once or twice a year but what I really love is going to a friends for a cuppa and a chat, meet for a costa or dinner date - or even if we want a glass of wine, have it at home with a pizza, snacks and talk for hours. Honestly, I prefer that so much more!

4. Get that tattoo, get that piercing, dye your hair.
Do you really want to be 80 and wish you got that tattoo, or had that piercing or dyed your hair blue to see what it would look like? I definitely don't - I want to dye my hair crazy colours, get as many tattoos as I please and get whatever piercings I want so that when I'm 80 I can be having a cuppa with my Em and we can be laughing at the time we dyed our hair pink or something.

5. If someone cheats, throw that trash away.
When someone cheats, they have countless times to willingly stop what they're doing and they don't. So how can you believe someone when they say they love you, if they'd willingly go through with sleeping with someone else? You can't. You won't trust them, you'll put yourself through pain staying with them so save yourself that pain and throw them away, they're trash and they belong in the landfill.

6. It's okay if you don't know what you want to do growing up.
I hated the fact you had to decide in one year at such a young age what you want to be for the rest of your life, I hated school so I quit college the first chance I got - I worked as a barmaid, auction administrator, blogger, retail worker and now in 2020 just turning 25 I finally have an idea of what I want to do, so don't fret if you don't know what you want to do at 16.

7. Always pee after sex.
I know this sounds annoying, but ladies - would you rather get up to go and pee or spend the next week or so in pain with a UTI (urinary tract infection), I know which I'd rather.

8. Don't ever forget your suncream.
I've tried so many times to go out without putting any suncream on, forgetting that I'm pale, light haired and I will no doubt end up getting a touch of sunstroke. So please, learn from my mistakes I make every single year and don't forget the bottle of suncream!

9. Unless you need a degree, grades aren't everything.
I never wanted to go into further education, me and school never mixed. I didn't have any qualifications to my name and honestly, it's not stopped from doing anything. I'd only worry about grades if I wanted to be a doctor, therapist, scientist, architect etc. But, I've had 3 separate jobs, earn money through blogging and now own my own business with my only certificate being food and safety.

10. You can be healthy and still eat that cake or pizza.
This year was the year I finally realised this, but you can be healthy and eat cake, entire pizzas and doughnuts. As long as you're staying in a calorie deficit, drinking your water and exercising you can eat amazing foods. I lost 5 inches in January and guess what I was eating? A pizza every week, McDonalds twice or three times a week, fried breakfasts and eating cake. I still lost 5 inches off my body and ate some incredible food that I didn't feel guilty about in the slightest. It's incredible. 

11. Talk about your feelings.
After bottling everything up in my teens - I realised as an adult that even just sending a huge rant to a friend over text will help, you'll feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders. I'm looking into therapists so that I can talk to someone about deep-rooted issues so I can move on from them and that's nothing to be embarrassed about, in fact it takes a lot for someone to make that jump to going to therapy. But, friends can do that too if you're not there yet.

12. If you're getting mixed signals, that's usually a very firm answer.
Mixed signals is the clearest signal you'll ever get. If they want you, they'll put in the effort and if they don't then you've got your answer - they don't want you. I know that's harsh but honestly, that has saved me from getting upset over guys so much this year and I hope it does for you too. They don't deserve your time, effort or love if they won't do the same for you.

13. Whether you're a night owl or morning person, you do you!
I tried being a night owl in my teen years, but honestly it wasn't for me. I love the mornings, love being up at stupid O'clock and getting stuff done while other people are sleeping. I have friends who won't be awake at 10am or till the afternoon and that's okay too. We can't all be the same.

14. You don't always have to be productive.
I love to stay productive, I'll always be that person who's up before 8am, doing chores, writing or baking but that doesn't mean I'm that person every day of the week. Sometimes, my productivity is binging a season on Netflix, playing animal crossing and remembering to eat all 3 meals. You can never be the ideal image of productivity every day of your life, you need to have those days where you essentially do nothing but it's perfect for your mind to recharge! 

15. If someone isn't excited about you succeeding, they're not real friends.
I've wanted to start my own cake business a few times over the years, over those years I had "friends" telling me that it wouldn't go anywhere, to get a real 9-5 job or even that I wasn't going to get any orders at all. Now? I have friends actually excited when I tell them ideas I have, when I show them updates and they actually get excited. Especially Em, she's like my number one supporter and having her in my life makes me feel like I can do anything and achieve everything I set my mind to. That is the kind of friend everyone needs, that is a true friend. 

16. Happiness will find you, it will always find you eventually.
Whether its form a break up you never think you'll get over or a battle with depression you think you'll never win - I'm here to tell you, you will. You'll find the light in life again, the happiness in laughter and you'll wake up one day and think wow - I've overcome this and I can start healing, I can make my life happy again and I can enjoy every moment of it. You'll get there.

17. It's okay to be on medication, in fact - it's something to be proud of.
Medication gets a really bad rep for some reason, but honestly it saved my life. I was suicidal and I was put on 2 different antidepressants, once the second one started to work I was on the road to recovery. Because of taking that tablet every day, I can live my life knowing that I'm kicking depressions ass every day, fighting that battle in my mind and doing it with a genuine smile and genuine happiness and honestly, I think taking medication is bad ass because of that reason.

18. You're allowed to cut contact with the people who birthed you.
Whether you share the same blood or not, you have NO obligation to have contact with anyone you don't want too. I've cut contact with my biological parents, had police statements and even a harassment warning issued because of them and honestly, I wouldn't think twice about getting both of them arrested if they come near me. I can tell you one thing, I won't even attend their funerals one day - they are nothing to me and that's fine, because I don't need people who traumatised me as a child in my life and neither should you!

19. Water is your BEST friend.
Honestly, if you're not drinking 2+ litres a day then you need too! I drink 2-4 litres a day and my skin has improved, my mind has improved and I actually lose a little bit more weight than I usually do. Remember the fact you are basically a walking water bottle too, you need to top yourself up!

20. Friendship is a two way street, don't drain your energy with one sided ones.
I had so many one sided friendships in the past and honestly, I'll never drain myself of that kind of energy again. The friends I have now put in as much effort as I do, we make plans when we find a time we're both free, have catch ups when we can over the phone and that is what I always wanted.

21. Learning to love yourself is life changing.
After spending most of my life hating my body, I made the choice to throw myself into a fitness journey this year and let me tell you - it's changed my life already. My mental health has changed more than anything and because of that, I feel more confident to wear things that I'd never dreamed of before, I even go to town in crop tops now showing off my lumps and bumps and honestly, it's the best feeling ever to not give a shit anymore.

22. Keeping a diary is the best thing I ever did.
Since switching from my phone calendar to a physical diary, my life has felt more organised. Keeping my diary on my chest of drawers so I can physically see my tasks and to-do lists for the day and checking them off throughout the day is making me much more productive! 

23. Never let someone make you feel guilty for being busy.
I've seen it a lot recently with starting my own busy, people think I won't ever see them again but here's the catch - I'll only make time for people I love and want to see anyway, so trust me it's not because I'm busy.

24. Shopping for Christmas early will SAVE you!
I already have Christmas presents ready for this year, I actually get some presents in Boxing Day sales, stuff that I could give as stocking fillers but I start my serious Christmas shopping on my Birthday. I can tell you one thing, spreading the cost over 6 months and leaving yourself enough time to really plan someone's present, best thing I ever started doing. 

25. Spend quality time with the ones you love most.
You never know how long you're going to have with someone, so make sure you spend quality time and make memories with the people you love. It could be a movie day with a partner, photoshoot and dinner with a friend or a weekend away with your mum - you'll be grateful to have those memories.


Daisy x

25 Things I've Learned Before Turning 25


Happy late birthday to me! It's a weird feeling to say I'm now 25, I don't feel like I am, I'm not where I thought I would be and honestly that's okay - I don't feel ready to be where I thought I would be! It's a strange thing to be celebrating a birthday when it's still a global pandemic, not being able to hug my favourite people or go out to dinner with my best friend like we did last year, but if anything it's made me so much more grateful and thankful for the people I have around me. Since I've now reached the quarter century (thanks Kelly for making me realise this!) I decided to share 25 lessons I've learnt over my lifetime - I hope you can learn something from them or simply just enjoy this post!

1. You will find that forever friendship one day.
I never really had real friends growing up until I joined the wrestling fandom on twitter, I made the best online friendships especially with Dalya, Dan, Conor, Amber, Patryk & Michael and after 9 years, I still get to call them friends. Real life friends, I didn't have that until the last 2 years, I met Kelly and Zara at my gym and I'm so happy I met them, they make my life so happy and always have so many laughs with them. I also met my best friend Emily through instagram last year and honestly, best thing I ever did was hit that follow button - I've never felt luckier to have a best friend like her before, I know we'll be kicking our future husbands out on a regular basis for sleepovers and force our future kids to be besties too. I'm very lucky to have these people in my life now and I appreciate them so much more than I ever would have.

2. Removing toxic people from your life is always the best choice.
It doesn't matter who the person is, if they're toxic remove them. I've removed friends, boyfriends, family members and even my biological parents from their life. You should only have room for positivity in your life, people who bring light into your life and make you smile, anything less - say goodbye to them and take them time to heal from it.

3. You don't need alcohol to have fun.
I know with this generation everyone goes out at the weekend and that's really the only way you meet people now days, but honestly that's probably nice once or twice a year but what I really love is going to a friends for a cuppa and a chat, meet for a costa or dinner date - or even if we want a glass of wine, have it at home with a pizza, snacks and talk for hours. Honestly, I prefer that so much more!

4. Get that tattoo, get that piercing, dye your hair.
Do you really want to be 80 and wish you got that tattoo, or had that piercing or dyed your hair blue to see what it would look like? I definitely don't - I want to dye my hair crazy colours, get as many tattoos as I please and get whatever piercings I want so that when I'm 80 I can be having a cuppa with my Em and we can be laughing at the time we dyed our hair pink or something.

5. If someone cheats, throw that trash away.
When someone cheats, they have countless times to willingly stop what they're doing and they don't. So how can you believe someone when they say they love you, if they'd willingly go through with sleeping with someone else? You can't. You won't trust them, you'll put yourself through pain staying with them so save yourself that pain and throw them away, they're trash and they belong in the landfill.

6. It's okay if you don't know what you want to do growing up.
I hated the fact you had to decide in one year at such a young age what you want to be for the rest of your life, I hated school so I quit college the first chance I got - I worked as a barmaid, auction administrator, blogger, retail worker and now in 2020 just turning 25 I finally have an idea of what I want to do, so don't fret if you don't know what you want to do at 16.

7. Always pee after sex.
I know this sounds annoying, but ladies - would you rather get up to go and pee or spend the next week or so in pain with a UTI (urinary tract infection), I know which I'd rather.

8. Don't ever forget your suncream.
I've tried so many times to go out without putting any suncream on, forgetting that I'm pale, light haired and I will no doubt end up getting a touch of sunstroke. So please, learn from my mistakes I make every single year and don't forget the bottle of suncream!

9. Unless you need a degree, grades aren't everything.
I never wanted to go into further education, me and school never mixed. I didn't have any qualifications to my name and honestly, it's not stopped from doing anything. I'd only worry about grades if I wanted to be a doctor, therapist, scientist, architect etc. But, I've had 3 separate jobs, earn money through blogging and now own my own business with my only certificate being food and safety.

10. You can be healthy and still eat that cake or pizza.
This year was the year I finally realised this, but you can be healthy and eat cake, entire pizzas and doughnuts. As long as you're staying in a calorie deficit, drinking your water and exercising you can eat amazing foods. I lost 5 inches in January and guess what I was eating? A pizza every week, McDonalds twice or three times a week, fried breakfasts and eating cake. I still lost 5 inches off my body and ate some incredible food that I didn't feel guilty about in the slightest. It's incredible. 

11. Talk about your feelings.
After bottling everything up in my teens - I realised as an adult that even just sending a huge rant to a friend over text will help, you'll feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders. I'm looking into therapists so that I can talk to someone about deep-rooted issues so I can move on from them and that's nothing to be embarrassed about, in fact it takes a lot for someone to make that jump to going to therapy. But, friends can do that too if you're not there yet.

12. If you're getting mixed signals, that's usually a very firm answer.
Mixed signals is the clearest signal you'll ever get. If they want you, they'll put in the effort and if they don't then you've got your answer - they don't want you. I know that's harsh but honestly, that has saved me from getting upset over guys so much this year and I hope it does for you too. They don't deserve your time, effort or love if they won't do the same for you.

13. Whether you're a night owl or morning person, you do you!
I tried being a night owl in my teen years, but honestly it wasn't for me. I love the mornings, love being up at stupid O'clock and getting stuff done while other people are sleeping. I have friends who won't be awake at 10am or till the afternoon and that's okay too. We can't all be the same.

14. You don't always have to be productive.
I love to stay productive, I'll always be that person who's up before 8am, doing chores, writing or baking but that doesn't mean I'm that person every day of the week. Sometimes, my productivity is binging a season on Netflix, playing animal crossing and remembering to eat all 3 meals. You can never be the ideal image of productivity every day of your life, you need to have those days where you essentially do nothing but it's perfect for your mind to recharge! 

15. If someone isn't excited about you succeeding, they're not real friends.
I've wanted to start my own cake business a few times over the years, over those years I had "friends" telling me that it wouldn't go anywhere, to get a real 9-5 job or even that I wasn't going to get any orders at all. Now? I have friends actually excited when I tell them ideas I have, when I show them updates and they actually get excited. Especially Em, she's like my number one supporter and having her in my life makes me feel like I can do anything and achieve everything I set my mind to. That is the kind of friend everyone needs, that is a true friend. 

16. Happiness will find you, it will always find you eventually.
Whether its form a break up you never think you'll get over or a battle with depression you think you'll never win - I'm here to tell you, you will. You'll find the light in life again, the happiness in laughter and you'll wake up one day and think wow - I've overcome this and I can start healing, I can make my life happy again and I can enjoy every moment of it. You'll get there.

17. It's okay to be on medication, in fact - it's something to be proud of.
Medication gets a really bad rep for some reason, but honestly it saved my life. I was suicidal and I was put on 2 different antidepressants, once the second one started to work I was on the road to recovery. Because of taking that tablet every day, I can live my life knowing that I'm kicking depressions ass every day, fighting that battle in my mind and doing it with a genuine smile and genuine happiness and honestly, I think taking medication is bad ass because of that reason.

18. You're allowed to cut contact with the people who birthed you.
Whether you share the same blood or not, you have NO obligation to have contact with anyone you don't want too. I've cut contact with my biological parents, had police statements and even a harassment warning issued because of them and honestly, I wouldn't think twice about getting both of them arrested if they come near me. I can tell you one thing, I won't even attend their funerals one day - they are nothing to me and that's fine, because I don't need people who traumatised me as a child in my life and neither should you!

19. Water is your BEST friend.
Honestly, if you're not drinking 2+ litres a day then you need too! I drink 2-4 litres a day and my skin has improved, my mind has improved and I actually lose a little bit more weight than I usually do. Remember the fact you are basically a walking water bottle too, you need to top yourself up!

20. Friendship is a two way street, don't drain your energy with one sided ones.
I had so many one sided friendships in the past and honestly, I'll never drain myself of that kind of energy again. The friends I have now put in as much effort as I do, we make plans when we find a time we're both free, have catch ups when we can over the phone and that is what I always wanted.

21. Learning to love yourself is life changing.
After spending most of my life hating my body, I made the choice to throw myself into a fitness journey this year and let me tell you - it's changed my life already. My mental health has changed more than anything and because of that, I feel more confident to wear things that I'd never dreamed of before, I even go to town in crop tops now showing off my lumps and bumps and honestly, it's the best feeling ever to not give a shit anymore.

22. Keeping a diary is the best thing I ever did.
Since switching from my phone calendar to a physical diary, my life has felt more organised. Keeping my diary on my chest of drawers so I can physically see my tasks and to-do lists for the day and checking them off throughout the day is making me much more productive! 

23. Never let someone make you feel guilty for being busy.
I've seen it a lot recently with starting my own busy, people think I won't ever see them again but here's the catch - I'll only make time for people I love and want to see anyway, so trust me it's not because I'm busy.

24. Shopping for Christmas early will SAVE you!
I already have Christmas presents ready for this year, I actually get some presents in Boxing Day sales, stuff that I could give as stocking fillers but I start my serious Christmas shopping on my Birthday. I can tell you one thing, spreading the cost over 6 months and leaving yourself enough time to really plan someone's present, best thing I ever started doing. 

25. Spend quality time with the ones you love most.
You never know how long you're going to have with someone, so make sure you spend quality time and make memories with the people you love. It could be a movie day with a partner, photoshoot and dinner with a friend or a weekend away with your mum - you'll be grateful to have those memories.


Daisy x



*Contains PR Meal

I was kindly invited to Argo Lounge in Peterborough to their VIP Evening before their re-opening day which is today! Just like all of us, I was very nervous to go to a restaurant again but I love the staff at Argo Lounge and working with them previously I know their customers are their top priority so I knew they'd be following all the rules and would make the evening as safe as possible and I wasn't wrong!

As this is my birthday week there was only one person I'd ever want to bring with me and that's my favourite human Em (You can find her over on her blog and instagram) to share such a special evening with me.    


Argo Lounge has introduced some new features to their restaurant which I was very impressed by, not only my favourite part which is their menus are now recyclable and disposable, but they also have a new contactless system where you can order and pay through your phone. We decided to do the old fashioned ordering at the till, but next time I'm definitely going to be ordering and paying through the app. They've also reduced the capacity in the restaurant itself to ensure social distancing and their food is available for takeaways now in case you're not quite comfortable dining just yet!


For our mains we decided to order the Vegan Beyond Cheese Burger, this was my first time trying this burger, but I know Em has had it previously and I was so impressed. I don't usually like burgers that have a meat texture, but this was delicious! It was so filling along side the fries and coleslaw. As you can see, there was nothing but love when I was eating this burger! We also had a pink lemonade and watermelon iced tea to drink, which I would highly recommend.


For dessert we decided to share two desserts because we just couldn't choose, so we had a slice of carrot cake as well as a dark chocolate and orange tart, along side a soy latte for Em and a soy hot chocolate for me. The desserts were incredible, I've never had desserts from Argo before, but I'll definitely be ordering another dessert next time!

Overall, the entire evening was a dream. I'm so thankful to have been invited to share the experience of their VIP Evening to celebrate their opening today, even more thankful that I got to share the experience with my best friend.

If you're around the Peterborough area, I highly recommend popping into Argo Lounge and checking out the new experience of dining! I cannot wait until I can go back and try some of the new items on their menu, it's definitely my favourite place to eat in the city centre and has been the only place I'd go since my first visit last year!


Will you be going to any restaurants anytime soon? 

Daisy x


An Evening At Argo Lounge, Peterborough, UK | AD PR Meal



*Contains PR Meal

I was kindly invited to Argo Lounge in Peterborough to their VIP Evening before their re-opening day which is today! Just like all of us, I was very nervous to go to a restaurant again but I love the staff at Argo Lounge and working with them previously I know their customers are their top priority so I knew they'd be following all the rules and would make the evening as safe as possible and I wasn't wrong!

As this is my birthday week there was only one person I'd ever want to bring with me and that's my favourite human Em (You can find her over on her blog and instagram) to share such a special evening with me.    


Argo Lounge has introduced some new features to their restaurant which I was very impressed by, not only my favourite part which is their menus are now recyclable and disposable, but they also have a new contactless system where you can order and pay through your phone. We decided to do the old fashioned ordering at the till, but next time I'm definitely going to be ordering and paying through the app. They've also reduced the capacity in the restaurant itself to ensure social distancing and their food is available for takeaways now in case you're not quite comfortable dining just yet!


For our mains we decided to order the Vegan Beyond Cheese Burger, this was my first time trying this burger, but I know Em has had it previously and I was so impressed. I don't usually like burgers that have a meat texture, but this was delicious! It was so filling along side the fries and coleslaw. As you can see, there was nothing but love when I was eating this burger! We also had a pink lemonade and watermelon iced tea to drink, which I would highly recommend.


For dessert we decided to share two desserts because we just couldn't choose, so we had a slice of carrot cake as well as a dark chocolate and orange tart, along side a soy latte for Em and a soy hot chocolate for me. The desserts were incredible, I've never had desserts from Argo before, but I'll definitely be ordering another dessert next time!

Overall, the entire evening was a dream. I'm so thankful to have been invited to share the experience of their VIP Evening to celebrate their opening today, even more thankful that I got to share the experience with my best friend.

If you're around the Peterborough area, I highly recommend popping into Argo Lounge and checking out the new experience of dining! I cannot wait until I can go back and try some of the new items on their menu, it's definitely my favourite place to eat in the city centre and has been the only place I'd go since my first visit last year!


Will you be going to any restaurants anytime soon? 

Daisy x


*This post contains gifted items.

Being vegan, I try to use only cruelty free and vegan products when it comes to beauty, cleaning etc but I didn't actually understand the damage that buying fast fashion really is on the environment. After doing research into it in lockdown, I've completely changed my views on it, instead of jumping to fast fashion sites I've been going to depop and seeing if anyone is selling something similar to what I want and getting it from there instead, or searching for companies that have the same ethical values that I do and supporting their business instead of jumping to a fast fashion site or store.

I know shopping with sustainable companies isn't always the cheapest, but I've definitely got the point in life where quality is so much more important to me when buying products than if I can get something similar from a cheap fast fashion store where it won't last 5 minutes.

Ethics are very important to me when I'm shopping now, which is why I only want to buy staple pieces, secondhand or from vegan companies like Kula. Kula was created at the end of 2019 when the owner was introduced to a backpack made from paper. After seeing how durable the materials was, he realised there was an opportunity to create a unique range of bags that were also sustainable, in a world of fast fashion he wanted to create products that would not only last longer, but have a better impact on the environment - which is incredibly important to me as well when I'm buying products.

What makes Kula bags 100% vegan and a lot more sustainable than other faux leather options is the material they use, all of the current bags are made with Texon Vogue - a durable, practical and washable paper which is accredited by both the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) and Oeko-Tex. As a sustainable, eco-friendly and vegan company, they are hoping to continue to find new ways of using recycled materials to improve the quality of bags (which we love companies who always want to be improving no matter how incredible they already are) and to make them better for the environment.


I've been looking for a sustainable, vegan backpack for months now - something that would hold everything I'd need whether it was going to a cafe to do some laptop work, staying overnight at a friends house or as my carry on for flights. It's very important for me to be able to have enough space for my laptop, diary, book and anything else I need like make up, water bottle etc and have a safe place for my phone if I don't want it in my pocket or in my hand (where it usually is).

First impressions are everything and I was so happy when I received the parcel, the box was the beautiful Kraft style box with the Kula logo, inside the beautiful Kula branded tissue paper protecting the bag perfectly. I was impressed at how pristine the tissue paper was, it's such a thick durable quality so you know the bag is safe inside! When I took the packaging off I fell in love instantly. I knew when I looked at the website that the Salford bag was for me, the exact style I'd been looking for and it did not disappoint.

The material is so unique to anything I've ever owned before, the inside lining is a beautiful bronze material, so soft and the kind of material you know will last! The outside material still amazes me, it has the paper bag feel but also feels incredibly durable. The material is washable, waterproof and as strong and durable as a canvas bag - which is so important if you carry far too much like I do! 


The storage in the bag is so handy, you have the big pocket at the front which will hold quite a lot, the hidden pocket at the back for your phone - which holds my iPhone XR perfectly with loads of extra room, so if you have a larger phone then it will still fit perfectly! Inside the backpack, you have the classic zip pocket at the back, with a large pocket that fits my MacBook Air 13" as well as I'd be able to fit my charging cable in the pocket as well, with more room. Two pockets on the large pocket I just mentioned, a further 2 pockets on the front side of the interior of the backpack. In total, 8 separate pockets for storage, not including the obvious part of the backpack for storage.

I'm definitely someone who carries far too much with me, if I'm going to a friends house, to a cafe or travelling then I will always have my MacBook Air with me, I've always got my diary on me (with a new business I need to always be prepared for orders!), hand sanitiser, emergency medication in case I stay over somewhere, my purse, AirPods, keys, love elixir perfume by WitchCake and a few poetry books in case I need some time away from technology. With basically carrying everything but the kitchen sink, I need a bag that will be able to withstand it - this bag does exactly that!

I've never been happier with a bag before, it's hands down my favourite bag I own and the fact its 100% vegan and eco-friendly makes it even more special. I cannot wait to see what bags Kula release in the future so I can expand my collection and eventually have only vegan and eco-friendly bags!

You can find the Kula Salford backpack  here on their website for £35, along with their other bags - I highly recommend this company and I'm so excited to own more of their bags in the future. Hands down my favourite bag company right now!

Do you own a Kula bag yet? Or even a 100% vegan, eco friendly bag?

Daisy x

Kula Bag, Salford Backpack Review | Vegan Fashion #AD

*This post contains gifted items.

Being vegan, I try to use only cruelty free and vegan products when it comes to beauty, cleaning etc but I didn't actually understand the damage that buying fast fashion really is on the environment. After doing research into it in lockdown, I've completely changed my views on it, instead of jumping to fast fashion sites I've been going to depop and seeing if anyone is selling something similar to what I want and getting it from there instead, or searching for companies that have the same ethical values that I do and supporting their business instead of jumping to a fast fashion site or store.

I know shopping with sustainable companies isn't always the cheapest, but I've definitely got the point in life where quality is so much more important to me when buying products than if I can get something similar from a cheap fast fashion store where it won't last 5 minutes.

Ethics are very important to me when I'm shopping now, which is why I only want to buy staple pieces, secondhand or from vegan companies like Kula. Kula was created at the end of 2019 when the owner was introduced to a backpack made from paper. After seeing how durable the materials was, he realised there was an opportunity to create a unique range of bags that were also sustainable, in a world of fast fashion he wanted to create products that would not only last longer, but have a better impact on the environment - which is incredibly important to me as well when I'm buying products.

What makes Kula bags 100% vegan and a lot more sustainable than other faux leather options is the material they use, all of the current bags are made with Texon Vogue - a durable, practical and washable paper which is accredited by both the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) and Oeko-Tex. As a sustainable, eco-friendly and vegan company, they are hoping to continue to find new ways of using recycled materials to improve the quality of bags (which we love companies who always want to be improving no matter how incredible they already are) and to make them better for the environment.


I've been looking for a sustainable, vegan backpack for months now - something that would hold everything I'd need whether it was going to a cafe to do some laptop work, staying overnight at a friends house or as my carry on for flights. It's very important for me to be able to have enough space for my laptop, diary, book and anything else I need like make up, water bottle etc and have a safe place for my phone if I don't want it in my pocket or in my hand (where it usually is).

First impressions are everything and I was so happy when I received the parcel, the box was the beautiful Kraft style box with the Kula logo, inside the beautiful Kula branded tissue paper protecting the bag perfectly. I was impressed at how pristine the tissue paper was, it's such a thick durable quality so you know the bag is safe inside! When I took the packaging off I fell in love instantly. I knew when I looked at the website that the Salford bag was for me, the exact style I'd been looking for and it did not disappoint.

The material is so unique to anything I've ever owned before, the inside lining is a beautiful bronze material, so soft and the kind of material you know will last! The outside material still amazes me, it has the paper bag feel but also feels incredibly durable. The material is washable, waterproof and as strong and durable as a canvas bag - which is so important if you carry far too much like I do! 


The storage in the bag is so handy, you have the big pocket at the front which will hold quite a lot, the hidden pocket at the back for your phone - which holds my iPhone XR perfectly with loads of extra room, so if you have a larger phone then it will still fit perfectly! Inside the backpack, you have the classic zip pocket at the back, with a large pocket that fits my MacBook Air 13" as well as I'd be able to fit my charging cable in the pocket as well, with more room. Two pockets on the large pocket I just mentioned, a further 2 pockets on the front side of the interior of the backpack. In total, 8 separate pockets for storage, not including the obvious part of the backpack for storage.

I'm definitely someone who carries far too much with me, if I'm going to a friends house, to a cafe or travelling then I will always have my MacBook Air with me, I've always got my diary on me (with a new business I need to always be prepared for orders!), hand sanitiser, emergency medication in case I stay over somewhere, my purse, AirPods, keys, love elixir perfume by WitchCake and a few poetry books in case I need some time away from technology. With basically carrying everything but the kitchen sink, I need a bag that will be able to withstand it - this bag does exactly that!

I've never been happier with a bag before, it's hands down my favourite bag I own and the fact its 100% vegan and eco-friendly makes it even more special. I cannot wait to see what bags Kula release in the future so I can expand my collection and eventually have only vegan and eco-friendly bags!

You can find the Kula Salford backpack  here on their website for £35, along with their other bags - I highly recommend this company and I'm so excited to own more of their bags in the future. Hands down my favourite bag company right now!

Do you own a Kula bag yet? Or even a 100% vegan, eco friendly bag?

Daisy x


Fruit scones are probably my favourite classic British snack, they've always been my favourite and last week I started to really miss them so I decided to turn one of my go-to recipes vegan and here we are! To me there's nothing better in the summertime than a scone, jam and cream (or butter) and a nice cup of fruity tea.

This recipe makes the perfect scones, fluffy, soft and risen just right. I hold cake stalls for my cake business and as soon as I made these, I added them to my menu instantly. Everyone who's tried them so far said they're the best scone's they've ever tasted. So I do hope you enjoy!

What You Will Need:
Large Bowl
Scales
Knife
Cookie Cutter (Or Glass)
Parchment Paper
Baking Tray
Microwavable Jug

Ingredients:
350g Self Raising Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Powder
3 tbsp Castet Sugar
95g Butter (I use flora, which is plant based)
180ml Plant Based Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Squeeze of Lemon Juice
100g Sultanas
Plant Based Milk To Glaze

Butter or cream and Jam to serve.

Directions:
1. Preheat your oven to 200c and line your baking trays with parchment paper.

2. Sieve all your dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder, sugar) into a large bowl and mix until combined.

3. Add your butter, using your fingers rub the butter and dry ingredients together until they form a bread crumb like consistency.

4. Pour your plant based milk into a microwavable jug and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds, making sure the milk is warm but not hot. Then add your lemon juice and vanilla extract to the milk and let sit for a minute or two.

5. Add the liquid mixture to the bowl and mix together with a knife, it will be pretty wet mixture for a start.

6. Pour some flour onto your work surface and your hands. Tip the dough out, scatter more flour onto the mixture and kneed 2-4 times until the mixture is smoother.

7. Pat the mixture down to a roughly 4cm height and use a cookie cutter, or glass (I used a J20 glass because I couldn't find my cookie cutters) and cut into as many rounds as you can.

8. Place your rounds onto your lined baking tray, then with the extra milk brush it onto the tops of the scones.

9. When you're ready, place your tray(s) in the oven for 10 minutes until risen. Leave to cool for a little while until warm enough to eat. Serve warm or cold with butter or cream and jam.

If you try this recipe, please tag me on instagram or twitter so I can share it!

Time for the controversial question, jam or cream first? 

Daisy x

The Easiest Vegan Fruit Scone Recipe | Baking


Fruit scones are probably my favourite classic British snack, they've always been my favourite and last week I started to really miss them so I decided to turn one of my go-to recipes vegan and here we are! To me there's nothing better in the summertime than a scone, jam and cream (or butter) and a nice cup of fruity tea.

This recipe makes the perfect scones, fluffy, soft and risen just right. I hold cake stalls for my cake business and as soon as I made these, I added them to my menu instantly. Everyone who's tried them so far said they're the best scone's they've ever tasted. So I do hope you enjoy!

What You Will Need:
Large Bowl
Scales
Knife
Cookie Cutter (Or Glass)
Parchment Paper
Baking Tray
Microwavable Jug

Ingredients:
350g Self Raising Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Powder
3 tbsp Castet Sugar
95g Butter (I use flora, which is plant based)
180ml Plant Based Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Squeeze of Lemon Juice
100g Sultanas
Plant Based Milk To Glaze

Butter or cream and Jam to serve.

Directions:
1. Preheat your oven to 200c and line your baking trays with parchment paper.

2. Sieve all your dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder, sugar) into a large bowl and mix until combined.

3. Add your butter, using your fingers rub the butter and dry ingredients together until they form a bread crumb like consistency.

4. Pour your plant based milk into a microwavable jug and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds, making sure the milk is warm but not hot. Then add your lemon juice and vanilla extract to the milk and let sit for a minute or two.

5. Add the liquid mixture to the bowl and mix together with a knife, it will be pretty wet mixture for a start.

6. Pour some flour onto your work surface and your hands. Tip the dough out, scatter more flour onto the mixture and kneed 2-4 times until the mixture is smoother.

7. Pat the mixture down to a roughly 4cm height and use a cookie cutter, or glass (I used a J20 glass because I couldn't find my cookie cutters) and cut into as many rounds as you can.

8. Place your rounds onto your lined baking tray, then with the extra milk brush it onto the tops of the scones.

9. When you're ready, place your tray(s) in the oven for 10 minutes until risen. Leave to cool for a little while until warm enough to eat. Serve warm or cold with butter or cream and jam.

If you try this recipe, please tag me on instagram or twitter so I can share it!

Time for the controversial question, jam or cream first? 

Daisy x


If you're anything like me, you'll ignore all the red flags possible and be surprised when you end up in a relationship that is toxic and wonder how you got there. I wanted to compile a short list of things to watch out for out of my own experiences so that hopefully it'll be something not only I'll be able to look back to, but for you so you can notice the red flags if you end up talking to someone who may be toxic, or be with someone who is.

These are all signs I've seen in my past relationships and my own personal experiences, I do know these can be different for everyone else and there's always going to be more than 11 signs, but I still hope you'll be able to use this post as a sign if you are involved with someone showing these signs.

1. Not allowing you to see friends.
Whether it's physically telling you that you're not allowed to see friends or simply manipulating you into choosing them over your friends - I didn't have many friends, mainly online friends and I remember I didn't like how a guy was treating my friend and guess what my ex did? When I was asleep or even when I was awake, he'd snatch my phone off me and send messages to her and delete them so I didn't know what was said. Luckily she's still one of my best friends, but I'm not friends with anyone else from that time because he pushed them all away from me. Luckily now, I have some rock solid friendships that won't ever be affected by toxic people again.

2. Little white lies always turn in to big lies.
Lying is a big red flag in a relationship, like when he says he’s going for a drink with the boys and ends up at his exes house begging for her back while you’re in his bed? Or saying that you can’t actually come with him on a trip because there’s no room - and then his friends asking why you decided not to come? Changing names in their phone so you'll have no idea they're talking to their side piece while you're with them? It shows that they’re hiding things from you and that’s the sign that you need to get out of the relationship and find someone who’ll always be honest with you.

3. Everything is your fault.
Blaming you for things that aren't your fault is so toxic. Just because they lost at a game on their console, it's suddenly okay to start an argument or throw things at you because you're the reason? No. It's so damaging to someone to experience things like this, I've become such a timid person, I will cry if someone raises their voice at me now and  I'm absolutely terrified of confrontation. Even if customers start shouting at me I get so anxious and apologise endlessly.

4. Punishing you for asking for more sexually.
I remember with my ex, I asked if we could be a little rougher in the bedroom, more than just the only position we ever did (which was only ever cowgirl, lazy prick), and he went too far. Biting me as hard as he could, being derogatorive calling me awful names and acting like I wanted pain like that. I cried during and so much more afterwards, had bruises forming and felt like I’d just been assaulted. I still to this day have a selfie I took in bed with the biggest bruise ever on my shoulder that he gave me, even though he swore blind I must have knocked it somehow. It was the last time I ever asked for anything other than what he already got me to do and that should have been a big red flag, a sign for me to leave him, but I didn’t. I thought it was my fault, when looking back, it wasn’t. All I wanted was to do something that I liked and I was punished for that.

5. Always defending their actions.
If you're constantly defending them to other people, then think to yourself why? I found myself apologising for my ex's actions and defending him when deep down I knew it was wrong, I knew everything he was doing was wrong, the way he spoke to people and treated people but still I was defending him. How badly I wish I realised earlier, because secretly I agreed with everything they were saying to me.

6. Doing things that hurt you intentionally.
Whether it's using dating apps in front of you or pinging your bra strap because they know it hurts you, it's not normal behaviour. My ex would pull my thongs like a wedgie, ping my bra straps knowing how painful they could be for his own enjoyment and had the absolute cheek while we were out having a few drinks at my local football club with a couple of my family members - to be on a dating app, sitting right next to me so that I could see the screen swiping right on girls. Or jumping out at me when I'm walking with a hot cup of tea knowing I'll jump and spill that scolding hot tea all down me, that shit hurts. If they're doing things that will end up painful for you whether it's physically or emotionally, get rid of them - they're the worst.

7. Calling you hurtful things.
I've been called so many things in relationships, whether it's been fat because I wanted to get a snack or whether it's been a slut because my body count was higher than his, or because I decided to get a rib tattoo. Yep, my ex called me a slut because I let someone who I've known since I was 18 tattoo me under my boobs, while I was covered up. Is it really that hard for a guy to just call you beautiful in a relationship? Because that's something I've never experienced and it really does affect the way you view yourself when you don't hear nice things about yourself.

8. Controlling what you wear.
Have you ever felt amazing in a new dress you bought, and been told by your partner that it's too revealing and you need to cover up. Or if you've put on a little more make up than usual and feeling so badass, to be told you should take it off because you look stupid? Yeah, that's a sign of a very toxic person. I used to like to wear clothes that showed off my curves and you could see in my photos at the time I went from wearing short-ish dresses to leggings and jumpers. If your partner tries to control what you wear and how you look, run.

9. Demeaning your own mental health issues.
Personally I've always been open about my struggle with mental health, but with one of my exes, mine weren't valid. Because he had the two of the same mental health conditions as I did, that meant his was more important, if I was struggling, I was made to feel guilty because I should be focusing on his, not mine. My mental health struggled so much in that relationship, because I was made to feel like my feelings weren't valid, I wasn't allowed to feel things because his were the only ones that mattered.

10. Using you as a bank. 
It amazes me when guys say that they have more money when they don't have a girlfriend, because I felt that when my ex ended the relationship. It seemed that I was paying for so much and keeping track of what he borrowed off me that I was chasing him for nearly £500 after our relationship ended. I was so manipulated in it, that I offered to pay for holidays when I didn't have loads of money myself to just give away. I wasn't the only one he was using a bank, he was even taking money off other people too. Now it's a huge warning sign for me and I will never lend a guy money ever again.

11. Physical or Emotional abuse.
Personally I've experienced physical abuse in my life, it wasn't much in my sexual relationships that was more emotional abuse, but I have experienced is in my childhood. I understand how much physical abuse from someone you should feel safe with can damage your entire views on men in general and how many trust issues come with it. If a man can lay a hand on a girl, whether she's 6 or over the age of 18 then they deserve to be put in jail.

Any abuse of any kind is not forgivable.

If you are in a abusive relationship and need help call the UK Domestic Abuse Hotline 0808 2000 247 or in an emergency 999 (UK Only).   

Daisy x

11 Signs You're In a Toxic Relationship


If you're anything like me, you'll ignore all the red flags possible and be surprised when you end up in a relationship that is toxic and wonder how you got there. I wanted to compile a short list of things to watch out for out of my own experiences so that hopefully it'll be something not only I'll be able to look back to, but for you so you can notice the red flags if you end up talking to someone who may be toxic, or be with someone who is.

These are all signs I've seen in my past relationships and my own personal experiences, I do know these can be different for everyone else and there's always going to be more than 11 signs, but I still hope you'll be able to use this post as a sign if you are involved with someone showing these signs.

1. Not allowing you to see friends.
Whether it's physically telling you that you're not allowed to see friends or simply manipulating you into choosing them over your friends - I didn't have many friends, mainly online friends and I remember I didn't like how a guy was treating my friend and guess what my ex did? When I was asleep or even when I was awake, he'd snatch my phone off me and send messages to her and delete them so I didn't know what was said. Luckily she's still one of my best friends, but I'm not friends with anyone else from that time because he pushed them all away from me. Luckily now, I have some rock solid friendships that won't ever be affected by toxic people again.

2. Little white lies always turn in to big lies.
Lying is a big red flag in a relationship, like when he says he’s going for a drink with the boys and ends up at his exes house begging for her back while you’re in his bed? Or saying that you can’t actually come with him on a trip because there’s no room - and then his friends asking why you decided not to come? Changing names in their phone so you'll have no idea they're talking to their side piece while you're with them? It shows that they’re hiding things from you and that’s the sign that you need to get out of the relationship and find someone who’ll always be honest with you.

3. Everything is your fault.
Blaming you for things that aren't your fault is so toxic. Just because they lost at a game on their console, it's suddenly okay to start an argument or throw things at you because you're the reason? No. It's so damaging to someone to experience things like this, I've become such a timid person, I will cry if someone raises their voice at me now and  I'm absolutely terrified of confrontation. Even if customers start shouting at me I get so anxious and apologise endlessly.

4. Punishing you for asking for more sexually.
I remember with my ex, I asked if we could be a little rougher in the bedroom, more than just the only position we ever did (which was only ever cowgirl, lazy prick), and he went too far. Biting me as hard as he could, being derogatorive calling me awful names and acting like I wanted pain like that. I cried during and so much more afterwards, had bruises forming and felt like I’d just been assaulted. I still to this day have a selfie I took in bed with the biggest bruise ever on my shoulder that he gave me, even though he swore blind I must have knocked it somehow. It was the last time I ever asked for anything other than what he already got me to do and that should have been a big red flag, a sign for me to leave him, but I didn’t. I thought it was my fault, when looking back, it wasn’t. All I wanted was to do something that I liked and I was punished for that.

5. Always defending their actions.
If you're constantly defending them to other people, then think to yourself why? I found myself apologising for my ex's actions and defending him when deep down I knew it was wrong, I knew everything he was doing was wrong, the way he spoke to people and treated people but still I was defending him. How badly I wish I realised earlier, because secretly I agreed with everything they were saying to me.

6. Doing things that hurt you intentionally.
Whether it's using dating apps in front of you or pinging your bra strap because they know it hurts you, it's not normal behaviour. My ex would pull my thongs like a wedgie, ping my bra straps knowing how painful they could be for his own enjoyment and had the absolute cheek while we were out having a few drinks at my local football club with a couple of my family members - to be on a dating app, sitting right next to me so that I could see the screen swiping right on girls. Or jumping out at me when I'm walking with a hot cup of tea knowing I'll jump and spill that scolding hot tea all down me, that shit hurts. If they're doing things that will end up painful for you whether it's physically or emotionally, get rid of them - they're the worst.

7. Calling you hurtful things.
I've been called so many things in relationships, whether it's been fat because I wanted to get a snack or whether it's been a slut because my body count was higher than his, or because I decided to get a rib tattoo. Yep, my ex called me a slut because I let someone who I've known since I was 18 tattoo me under my boobs, while I was covered up. Is it really that hard for a guy to just call you beautiful in a relationship? Because that's something I've never experienced and it really does affect the way you view yourself when you don't hear nice things about yourself.

8. Controlling what you wear.
Have you ever felt amazing in a new dress you bought, and been told by your partner that it's too revealing and you need to cover up. Or if you've put on a little more make up than usual and feeling so badass, to be told you should take it off because you look stupid? Yeah, that's a sign of a very toxic person. I used to like to wear clothes that showed off my curves and you could see in my photos at the time I went from wearing short-ish dresses to leggings and jumpers. If your partner tries to control what you wear and how you look, run.

9. Demeaning your own mental health issues.
Personally I've always been open about my struggle with mental health, but with one of my exes, mine weren't valid. Because he had the two of the same mental health conditions as I did, that meant his was more important, if I was struggling, I was made to feel guilty because I should be focusing on his, not mine. My mental health struggled so much in that relationship, because I was made to feel like my feelings weren't valid, I wasn't allowed to feel things because his were the only ones that mattered.

10. Using you as a bank. 
It amazes me when guys say that they have more money when they don't have a girlfriend, because I felt that when my ex ended the relationship. It seemed that I was paying for so much and keeping track of what he borrowed off me that I was chasing him for nearly £500 after our relationship ended. I was so manipulated in it, that I offered to pay for holidays when I didn't have loads of money myself to just give away. I wasn't the only one he was using a bank, he was even taking money off other people too. Now it's a huge warning sign for me and I will never lend a guy money ever again.

11. Physical or Emotional abuse.
Personally I've experienced physical abuse in my life, it wasn't much in my sexual relationships that was more emotional abuse, but I have experienced is in my childhood. I understand how much physical abuse from someone you should feel safe with can damage your entire views on men in general and how many trust issues come with it. If a man can lay a hand on a girl, whether she's 6 or over the age of 18 then they deserve to be put in jail.

Any abuse of any kind is not forgivable.

If you are in a abusive relationship and need help call the UK Domestic Abuse Hotline 0808 2000 247 or in an emergency 999 (UK Only).   

Daisy x


*This post includes gifted items.

It's been a weird time in lockdown hasn't it? I've seemed to have filled my time with baking, playing games and watching tv series. I wish I could say I've been so productive and cleaned the whole house top to bottom but I can't, so instead I thought I'd share with you a few things I've been loving the past few weeks!

WHAT I'VE BEEN USING
I've been using some products religiously the past few weeks and wanted to share them with you and why I've been loving them so much.

Nintendo Switch & Animal Crossing
It's no surprise that I got a Switch just so that I could play Animal Crossing, I was addicted to it on DS back in the day. I've been on it every single day since I got it, working on making my island as pretty as possible until I unlock more features (Can't wait to add waterfalls etc) so it's definitely been worth the money just to play a game. (My friend code is 5909-9452-8974 if you want to be friends!)

Lush Pumpkin Spice Lip Scrub
I get dry lips so much for some reason and this lip scrub seems to be the only thing that really exfoliates them enough. You don't need much to fully exfoliate your lips so one jar lasts me a good year, sometimes longer! Plus, the bonus is, it tastes delicious too.

Dermologica Nightly Lip Treatment *Gifted
Having dry lips, means I've never actually found anything that helps my lips be smooth and soft in the mornings until I tried this miracle product, a small amount after exfoliating and my lips are the softest they've ever been in the morning, which amazes me so much after all the years of trying lip treatment after lip treatment!

Dermologica Invisible Physical Defence SPF30 *Gifted 
Ever since we've had the beautiful summer weather, I've been making sure to wear suncream whenever I'm out in the sun and this has been just perfect. This is probably the best face suncream I've used, it's such a thick consistency so you need to work it into your skin but it's so soft and so far it's really helped me not end up with a burnt face!

Bubble T Cosmetics Soapscription *Gifted
I was kindly gifted a subscription of Bubble T shower gel, they're vegan and cruelty free so I jumped at the chance to try them and let me tell you, they're incredible. They lather perfectly and smell insanely delicious! They're my new favourite shower gel brand, I can't wait to try more!


WHAT I'VE BEEN WATCHING
I've spent a lot of time on my laptop lately so I always have a split screen to keep me focused (I always get bored and want to watch something, so helps!) so I've racked up quite a list of shows that I'd highly recommend!

Never Have I Ever (Netflix) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I started watching this mainly because I though it would be a good background show, but I got hooked into it pretty quickly, I had no idea I'd relate to this show so much. It's based around an Indian family living in California, Devi is the main character and it follows her journey with the sudden death of her father and her need to be cool and her mission to try and get the popular guy to fall for her. Personally I related so much to the grief side of the show (as well as the fact that I was in a wheelchair too from the shock of my dad's death) and honestly had me crying so much, I haven't cried that much in a very long time.

Normal People (BBC iPlayer) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
My best friend Em recommended this show to me and oh my god, she did not disappoint me. I watched the whole season in a day, it's 12 episodes around 30 minutes each. Following the journey of Marianne and Connell from high school to University, with such a touching story. There was a few episodes that left me in tears and tugged on the heart strings loads. It's 100% worth a watch, I'm actually thinking of re-watching it again very soon.

Killing Eve (BBC iPlayer) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I've seen so much about this show and it's been on my list of shows to watch forever, so after I finished Normal People and it popped up on what to watch next, I finally started. Oh my, this show is literally everything I've ever wanted in a show. I fell in love with Jodie Comer after seeing her in Doctor Foster, and I cannot tell you how insanely incredible her acting is in Killing Eve. All I've ever wanted was a female based assassins tv show and this is it. I'm so excited to finish watching the third season (Really hate waiting every week for an episode!).

The Simpsons (Disney+) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I've loved The Simpsons for as long as I can remember, it's my all time favourite cartoon tv show and probably always will be - I even had a few seasons on DVD when I was younger than I watched over and over again. I would have gotten Disney+ just to watch Simpsons, as soon as I saw that they had all 30 seasons, I pre-ordered the year pass straight away! I don't think I could have gotten through lockdown so far without it.


What have you been loving?

Daisy x

What I've Been Loving Recently | May 2020


*This post includes gifted items.

It's been a weird time in lockdown hasn't it? I've seemed to have filled my time with baking, playing games and watching tv series. I wish I could say I've been so productive and cleaned the whole house top to bottom but I can't, so instead I thought I'd share with you a few things I've been loving the past few weeks!

WHAT I'VE BEEN USING
I've been using some products religiously the past few weeks and wanted to share them with you and why I've been loving them so much.

Nintendo Switch & Animal Crossing
It's no surprise that I got a Switch just so that I could play Animal Crossing, I was addicted to it on DS back in the day. I've been on it every single day since I got it, working on making my island as pretty as possible until I unlock more features (Can't wait to add waterfalls etc) so it's definitely been worth the money just to play a game. (My friend code is 5909-9452-8974 if you want to be friends!)

Lush Pumpkin Spice Lip Scrub
I get dry lips so much for some reason and this lip scrub seems to be the only thing that really exfoliates them enough. You don't need much to fully exfoliate your lips so one jar lasts me a good year, sometimes longer! Plus, the bonus is, it tastes delicious too.

Dermologica Nightly Lip Treatment *Gifted
Having dry lips, means I've never actually found anything that helps my lips be smooth and soft in the mornings until I tried this miracle product, a small amount after exfoliating and my lips are the softest they've ever been in the morning, which amazes me so much after all the years of trying lip treatment after lip treatment!

Dermologica Invisible Physical Defence SPF30 *Gifted 
Ever since we've had the beautiful summer weather, I've been making sure to wear suncream whenever I'm out in the sun and this has been just perfect. This is probably the best face suncream I've used, it's such a thick consistency so you need to work it into your skin but it's so soft and so far it's really helped me not end up with a burnt face!

Bubble T Cosmetics Soapscription *Gifted
I was kindly gifted a subscription of Bubble T shower gel, they're vegan and cruelty free so I jumped at the chance to try them and let me tell you, they're incredible. They lather perfectly and smell insanely delicious! They're my new favourite shower gel brand, I can't wait to try more!


WHAT I'VE BEEN WATCHING
I've spent a lot of time on my laptop lately so I always have a split screen to keep me focused (I always get bored and want to watch something, so helps!) so I've racked up quite a list of shows that I'd highly recommend!

Never Have I Ever (Netflix) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I started watching this mainly because I though it would be a good background show, but I got hooked into it pretty quickly, I had no idea I'd relate to this show so much. It's based around an Indian family living in California, Devi is the main character and it follows her journey with the sudden death of her father and her need to be cool and her mission to try and get the popular guy to fall for her. Personally I related so much to the grief side of the show (as well as the fact that I was in a wheelchair too from the shock of my dad's death) and honestly had me crying so much, I haven't cried that much in a very long time.

Normal People (BBC iPlayer) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
My best friend Em recommended this show to me and oh my god, she did not disappoint me. I watched the whole season in a day, it's 12 episodes around 30 minutes each. Following the journey of Marianne and Connell from high school to University, with such a touching story. There was a few episodes that left me in tears and tugged on the heart strings loads. It's 100% worth a watch, I'm actually thinking of re-watching it again very soon.

Killing Eve (BBC iPlayer) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I've seen so much about this show and it's been on my list of shows to watch forever, so after I finished Normal People and it popped up on what to watch next, I finally started. Oh my, this show is literally everything I've ever wanted in a show. I fell in love with Jodie Comer after seeing her in Doctor Foster, and I cannot tell you how insanely incredible her acting is in Killing Eve. All I've ever wanted was a female based assassins tv show and this is it. I'm so excited to finish watching the third season (Really hate waiting every week for an episode!).

The Simpsons (Disney+) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I've loved The Simpsons for as long as I can remember, it's my all time favourite cartoon tv show and probably always will be - I even had a few seasons on DVD when I was younger than I watched over and over again. I would have gotten Disney+ just to watch Simpsons, as soon as I saw that they had all 30 seasons, I pre-ordered the year pass straight away! I don't think I could have gotten through lockdown so far without it.


What have you been loving?

Daisy x

Latest on the gram