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


I decided to download dating apps around July of last year, and my gosh it's been a journey. I've deleted them all, re-downloaded again and repeat a few times over. Met some people who are now friends (queen of friend-zoning by accident apparently!) and met some people who I hope I never hear from again. My friends always find it funny when I tell them what people have said or done, especially if I've got screenshots. Overall, I've learned a lot on dating apps and some of it isn't that positive, so I thought I'd share with you all what I've learned in the past how ever many months it's been!


1. There is so much pressure to meet up straight away.
I'm a very guarded person and would prefer to chat on a dating app or something like snapchat to get to know someone a little to see if there's anything in common, if we'd even get on (I do this with any guy I decide to date or get into a relationship with, text or messenger to see if we'll even connect!). Nope! The amount of guys who'd say I was wasting their time if I wasn't going to "pop up" straight away, sorry but I'd like to know if you have a personality or not first. Plus, I need time to stalk properly to see if you are who you say you are, we can't be too careful these days.

2. Guy's cannot take rejection, at all!
I always have my snapchat and Instagram in my bio, because apparently if I don't I'm obviously a catfish (I don't get it but, okay.) and I had a guy randomly message me on snapchat and I asked who he was and what his profile was, when he showed me I apologised and said that he wasn't my type. He didn't like that at all. He sent me a very long message which I will quote for you, so you can be as shocked as I was. "I never got rejected by decent looking girls, you scruff. I didn't say lets go on a date, I messaged you on here. Stupid woman. Your face must not be worth showing you didn't even send a snap. Ewww cunt. Piece of shit. Illiterate council estate junk." I was in Durham at this point with my best friend Em and my exact reaction was that he wasn't worthy of even seeing my face, which I would've sent but he blocked me straight after that message (the screenshot is on my twitter, but it's a good scroll back!). But wow, some people just can't take rejection, can they?

3. If they have no personality, they instantly become so much less attractive.
I've matched with those classic ripped, model like guys before and when you talk to them, its the most bland chat you could ever dream of. I find that guys like this; they must think their looks will get them everywhere but honestly, it's the most unattractive thing if you have no personality. If you can't have an actual engaging conversation, no girl's going to be interested.

4. The amount of people wanting to pay for explicit things..
Props to people who have the confidence to ask for things like this, because damn it even surprised me. I've been asked everything from if I'd send used underwear to sleeping with a guy for £5,000. I've been asked multiple times if I wanted to be sugar baby by extremely unattractive older men, I have to say that because your girl does fancy a lot of actors over the age of 50 (who couldn't fancy Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Johnny Depp!?).

5. Just because I give you my snapchat, doesn't mean I want to see your dick.
I've chatted to a few guys on tinder, it goes pretty good and when they ask for my snap, I give it to them. I either receive a selfie first or a video of them touching their stomach down to their penis, or just simply a video or picture of an erect penis. Now, I don't quite understand why guys think that we'll fall head over heels for that, dicks ain't cute! Unless you love someone or at least fancy the pants off someone, that penis is not going to get you anything other than blocked or a very good insult to make you question your entire manhood. Don't be a dick, be respectful.

6. Showing off the fact you do drugs is not cool, it's really sad.
I've had a few guys that I've accepted on snapchat from dating apps thinking they seem pretty cool so I'll see if we connect. Then I receive videos of them smoking weed, or doing other drugs, or advertising their drug dealer prices. I'm sorry, but when did it become normal to wreck your entire life by doing that stuff? It's not hot, you're not cool in fact I feel very sorry for you that you spend your time like that. Then they get offended when I message back and say that if that's what they do, they may as well block me before I send their information to the police. Remember kids, that shit is illegal.

7. Apparently whether you're kinky or not, is all some guys want to know.
The amount of guys I've matched with who have either asked this on the app or on snapchat, the first question after "Hey" is mostly always "So, are you kinky?" I'm sorry what? You know nothing about me, we've barely spoken and you really think I'm going to answer such an intimate question from a random stranger? I don't know about you, but that's an immediate turn off and honestly puts me off speaking to any guy who'll ask that.

8. Sexual pick up lines are actually a huge turn off.
First impressions are everything, if you're going to make my first impression of you a sexual nature, I'm not going to even give you a second thought. I will always reply to anyone who sends a funny or sweet pick up line or even the guys who simply say hey and ask how you are. It really does give the impression that you're only thinking about sex, I'm not an object, I'm a person who loves a good conversation. It's such a shame that most guys miss out on talking to really nice girls because they ruined the first impression.

9. 21 Questions is just an excuse to ask explicit questions.
I couldn't tell you the amount of guys who ask to play 21 questions and instantly start asking what your body count is, what your bra size is, favourite position... It's so predictable now. I can tell you for a fact as well that some guys play it the same way with every girl and move in with the exact same questions, my best friend Em and I both talked to the same guy in our town and we compared what he said and it was the exact same thing to both of us. It was pretty funny discussing it because he was actually in the same place as us, damn it can be awkward when you see that guy on a weekly basis too!

10. Nice guys actually do exist.
I met a guy on hinge and I cannot tell you the huge impact he's had on my life already after just over a week of talking. He's truly shown me that there are gentleman out there who'll give you the romance that I truly deep in my heart thought was only in romance movies. After so many talks on our past, I actually came to the realisation the night before our first video chat date and I cannot tell you how much I cried when it hit me. I let guys who weren't worthy of me, basically ruin my entire view of romance, that the simplest of things weren't reachable and that it was normal to not be happy in a relationship. But that's changed thanks to this guy, he made me realise my worth in a relationship and even made me promise that if we don't work out, that I'd never give myself to someone who wouldn't give me their everything. He proved to me that there are nice guys out there, who'll make you feel like a princess and treat you the way you truly deserve to be treated. I cannot thank this guy enough, I'm sure my friends would want to thank this guy too for finally making me realise. But, if you're losing hope, don't. There's nice guys out there, and damn it feels good to know there are guys out there that are like Disney princes.


Have you used dating apps? If so, is there something I haven't listed that you've learned?

Daisy x

10 Things I've Learned Using Dating Apps


I decided to download dating apps around July of last year, and my gosh it's been a journey. I've deleted them all, re-downloaded again and repeat a few times over. Met some people who are now friends (queen of friend-zoning by accident apparently!) and met some people who I hope I never hear from again. My friends always find it funny when I tell them what people have said or done, especially if I've got screenshots. Overall, I've learned a lot on dating apps and some of it isn't that positive, so I thought I'd share with you all what I've learned in the past how ever many months it's been!


1. There is so much pressure to meet up straight away.
I'm a very guarded person and would prefer to chat on a dating app or something like snapchat to get to know someone a little to see if there's anything in common, if we'd even get on (I do this with any guy I decide to date or get into a relationship with, text or messenger to see if we'll even connect!). Nope! The amount of guys who'd say I was wasting their time if I wasn't going to "pop up" straight away, sorry but I'd like to know if you have a personality or not first. Plus, I need time to stalk properly to see if you are who you say you are, we can't be too careful these days.

2. Guy's cannot take rejection, at all!
I always have my snapchat and Instagram in my bio, because apparently if I don't I'm obviously a catfish (I don't get it but, okay.) and I had a guy randomly message me on snapchat and I asked who he was and what his profile was, when he showed me I apologised and said that he wasn't my type. He didn't like that at all. He sent me a very long message which I will quote for you, so you can be as shocked as I was. "I never got rejected by decent looking girls, you scruff. I didn't say lets go on a date, I messaged you on here. Stupid woman. Your face must not be worth showing you didn't even send a snap. Ewww cunt. Piece of shit. Illiterate council estate junk." I was in Durham at this point with my best friend Em and my exact reaction was that he wasn't worthy of even seeing my face, which I would've sent but he blocked me straight after that message (the screenshot is on my twitter, but it's a good scroll back!). But wow, some people just can't take rejection, can they?

3. If they have no personality, they instantly become so much less attractive.
I've matched with those classic ripped, model like guys before and when you talk to them, its the most bland chat you could ever dream of. I find that guys like this; they must think their looks will get them everywhere but honestly, it's the most unattractive thing if you have no personality. If you can't have an actual engaging conversation, no girl's going to be interested.

4. The amount of people wanting to pay for explicit things..
Props to people who have the confidence to ask for things like this, because damn it even surprised me. I've been asked everything from if I'd send used underwear to sleeping with a guy for £5,000. I've been asked multiple times if I wanted to be sugar baby by extremely unattractive older men, I have to say that because your girl does fancy a lot of actors over the age of 50 (who couldn't fancy Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Johnny Depp!?).

5. Just because I give you my snapchat, doesn't mean I want to see your dick.
I've chatted to a few guys on tinder, it goes pretty good and when they ask for my snap, I give it to them. I either receive a selfie first or a video of them touching their stomach down to their penis, or just simply a video or picture of an erect penis. Now, I don't quite understand why guys think that we'll fall head over heels for that, dicks ain't cute! Unless you love someone or at least fancy the pants off someone, that penis is not going to get you anything other than blocked or a very good insult to make you question your entire manhood. Don't be a dick, be respectful.

6. Showing off the fact you do drugs is not cool, it's really sad.
I've had a few guys that I've accepted on snapchat from dating apps thinking they seem pretty cool so I'll see if we connect. Then I receive videos of them smoking weed, or doing other drugs, or advertising their drug dealer prices. I'm sorry, but when did it become normal to wreck your entire life by doing that stuff? It's not hot, you're not cool in fact I feel very sorry for you that you spend your time like that. Then they get offended when I message back and say that if that's what they do, they may as well block me before I send their information to the police. Remember kids, that shit is illegal.

7. Apparently whether you're kinky or not, is all some guys want to know.
The amount of guys I've matched with who have either asked this on the app or on snapchat, the first question after "Hey" is mostly always "So, are you kinky?" I'm sorry what? You know nothing about me, we've barely spoken and you really think I'm going to answer such an intimate question from a random stranger? I don't know about you, but that's an immediate turn off and honestly puts me off speaking to any guy who'll ask that.

8. Sexual pick up lines are actually a huge turn off.
First impressions are everything, if you're going to make my first impression of you a sexual nature, I'm not going to even give you a second thought. I will always reply to anyone who sends a funny or sweet pick up line or even the guys who simply say hey and ask how you are. It really does give the impression that you're only thinking about sex, I'm not an object, I'm a person who loves a good conversation. It's such a shame that most guys miss out on talking to really nice girls because they ruined the first impression.

9. 21 Questions is just an excuse to ask explicit questions.
I couldn't tell you the amount of guys who ask to play 21 questions and instantly start asking what your body count is, what your bra size is, favourite position... It's so predictable now. I can tell you for a fact as well that some guys play it the same way with every girl and move in with the exact same questions, my best friend Em and I both talked to the same guy in our town and we compared what he said and it was the exact same thing to both of us. It was pretty funny discussing it because he was actually in the same place as us, damn it can be awkward when you see that guy on a weekly basis too!

10. Nice guys actually do exist.
I met a guy on hinge and I cannot tell you the huge impact he's had on my life already after just over a week of talking. He's truly shown me that there are gentleman out there who'll give you the romance that I truly deep in my heart thought was only in romance movies. After so many talks on our past, I actually came to the realisation the night before our first video chat date and I cannot tell you how much I cried when it hit me. I let guys who weren't worthy of me, basically ruin my entire view of romance, that the simplest of things weren't reachable and that it was normal to not be happy in a relationship. But that's changed thanks to this guy, he made me realise my worth in a relationship and even made me promise that if we don't work out, that I'd never give myself to someone who wouldn't give me their everything. He proved to me that there are nice guys out there, who'll make you feel like a princess and treat you the way you truly deserve to be treated. I cannot thank this guy enough, I'm sure my friends would want to thank this guy too for finally making me realise. But, if you're losing hope, don't. There's nice guys out there, and damn it feels good to know there are guys out there that are like Disney princes.


Have you used dating apps? If so, is there something I haven't listed that you've learned?

Daisy x


I think we can all agree that everyone is turning into Mary Berry in lockdown aren't we? Luckily I've been finding an excuse to start working on recipes so I can build a bigger variety for my cake stalls (when we're allowed to, that is) and this is the absolute perfect time to do so!

I've seen on social media for weeks everyone making banana bread, so I thought it was about time to put those bananas that were a little past their best to good use and make my own vegan banana bread! I left a few slices of this at my neighbours house since they can't go out and have their coffee and cake, and they called me to say it was one of the best banana bread's they've ever tried so I knew I had to share this with you all today!

What You'll Need:
2lb Loaf Tin

Loaf Tin Liners
Scales
Whisk
Fork
Skewer

Ingredients
3 Large Browned Bananas

80ml Vegetable Oil
110g Brown Sugar
230g Self Raising Flour
2tsp Baking Powder
3tsp Ground Cinnamon
50g Chopped Chocolate Pieces (Or you can substitute for 50g Raspberries or Nuts)

Directions
1. Preheat your oven to 180c and line your 2lb loaf tin.


2. Mash up your bananas until they're a mushy consistency and add to your mixing bowl.

3. Add the rest of your ingredients to your bowl and whisk together until you have a consistent thick batter.

4. Fold in your chopped chocolate pieces (recommend 50g) to your batter and pour the batter into your lined 2lb loaf tin.

5. Tap the loaf tin on a work top to rude the bubbles.

6. Pop the loaf in the oven for 20 minutes, after 20 minutes place tin foil over the top of the loaf to reduce burning and leave in for another 20-40 minutes, until a cake skewer comes out clean.

7. Leave for 20-30 minutes to cool before taking out of the tin and cutting into slices, serve with berries and enjoy! 

I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you do make it, please tag me on Instagram or Twitter so I can share it with my audience! 


Daisy x

The Most Delicious Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe You'll Ever Find | Baking


I think we can all agree that everyone is turning into Mary Berry in lockdown aren't we? Luckily I've been finding an excuse to start working on recipes so I can build a bigger variety for my cake stalls (when we're allowed to, that is) and this is the absolute perfect time to do so!

I've seen on social media for weeks everyone making banana bread, so I thought it was about time to put those bananas that were a little past their best to good use and make my own vegan banana bread! I left a few slices of this at my neighbours house since they can't go out and have their coffee and cake, and they called me to say it was one of the best banana bread's they've ever tried so I knew I had to share this with you all today!

What You'll Need:
2lb Loaf Tin

Loaf Tin Liners
Scales
Whisk
Fork
Skewer

Ingredients
3 Large Browned Bananas

80ml Vegetable Oil
110g Brown Sugar
230g Self Raising Flour
2tsp Baking Powder
3tsp Ground Cinnamon
50g Chopped Chocolate Pieces (Or you can substitute for 50g Raspberries or Nuts)

Directions
1. Preheat your oven to 180c and line your 2lb loaf tin.


2. Mash up your bananas until they're a mushy consistency and add to your mixing bowl.

3. Add the rest of your ingredients to your bowl and whisk together until you have a consistent thick batter.

4. Fold in your chopped chocolate pieces (recommend 50g) to your batter and pour the batter into your lined 2lb loaf tin.

5. Tap the loaf tin on a work top to rude the bubbles.

6. Pop the loaf in the oven for 20 minutes, after 20 minutes place tin foil over the top of the loaf to reduce burning and leave in for another 20-40 minutes, until a cake skewer comes out clean.

7. Leave for 20-30 minutes to cool before taking out of the tin and cutting into slices, serve with berries and enjoy! 

I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you do make it, please tag me on Instagram or Twitter so I can share it with my audience! 


Daisy x


Who doesn't love a pineapple upside down cake? It's such a classic! I've been working on a vegan version of this recipe for a few weeks now and I've finally perfected it enough to share with you all! I can't wait to start sharing more recipes on here for all of you and I really hope you'll try this out and let me know how it goes! I'll keep it short and sweet, because you're here for one thing only, so keep reading for the perfect pineapple upside down cake.

What You Will Need:

Tools:
9" Cake Tin

Parchment Paper
Mixing Bowl
Whisk
Scales
Tin Foil

For the Topping:
60g Vegan Butter (Melted)
110g Dark Brown Sugar
Tin (or 2) of Pineapple Slices
Glazed Cherries

For the Cake:
220g Plain Flour
200g Caster Sugar
Pinch of Salt
200ml Dairy Free Milk
70ml Pineapple Juice (From the tin or fresh)
80ml Vegetable Oil
1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

Directions
1. Preheat your oven to 180c and line your 9 inch cake tin.


2. Melt the butter and spread it evenly at the bottom of your tin, sprinkling the dark brown sugar evenly for the glaze.


3. Place your pineapple slices and glazed cherries in the pattern shown in the picture above. (You can even cut the slices in half and put them on the sides of the tin for extra pineapple.)


4. Next, it's time to start on the cake batter. Add the dry ingredients to your bowl, making sure to whisk together until combined.


5. Adding the wet ingredients and whisking together until you get a smooth (lump free) batter.


6. Pour the batter over the pineapple slices and glazed cherries carefully, after the batter is in, tap the tin twice on your surface to remove air bubbles.


7. Pop the cake tin in the oven for 55 minutes. After 30 minutes, put some tin foil over the cake to stop the cake from browning too much and leave to cook for a further 25 minutes, leave to cool for 10 minutes before flipping it over onto your cake board (or plate) and enjoy!

If you make this, please tag me on Instagram or Twitter so I can share it!


Daisy x

The Perfect (And Easiest) Vegan Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe | Baking


Who doesn't love a pineapple upside down cake? It's such a classic! I've been working on a vegan version of this recipe for a few weeks now and I've finally perfected it enough to share with you all! I can't wait to start sharing more recipes on here for all of you and I really hope you'll try this out and let me know how it goes! I'll keep it short and sweet, because you're here for one thing only, so keep reading for the perfect pineapple upside down cake.

What You Will Need:

Tools:
9" Cake Tin

Parchment Paper
Mixing Bowl
Whisk
Scales
Tin Foil

For the Topping:
60g Vegan Butter (Melted)
110g Dark Brown Sugar
Tin (or 2) of Pineapple Slices
Glazed Cherries

For the Cake:
220g Plain Flour
200g Caster Sugar
Pinch of Salt
200ml Dairy Free Milk
70ml Pineapple Juice (From the tin or fresh)
80ml Vegetable Oil
1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

Directions
1. Preheat your oven to 180c and line your 9 inch cake tin.


2. Melt the butter and spread it evenly at the bottom of your tin, sprinkling the dark brown sugar evenly for the glaze.


3. Place your pineapple slices and glazed cherries in the pattern shown in the picture above. (You can even cut the slices in half and put them on the sides of the tin for extra pineapple.)


4. Next, it's time to start on the cake batter. Add the dry ingredients to your bowl, making sure to whisk together until combined.


5. Adding the wet ingredients and whisking together until you get a smooth (lump free) batter.


6. Pour the batter over the pineapple slices and glazed cherries carefully, after the batter is in, tap the tin twice on your surface to remove air bubbles.


7. Pop the cake tin in the oven for 55 minutes. After 30 minutes, put some tin foil over the cake to stop the cake from browning too much and leave to cook for a further 25 minutes, leave to cool for 10 minutes before flipping it over onto your cake board (or plate) and enjoy!

If you make this, please tag me on Instagram or Twitter so I can share it!


Daisy x


I spoke about this very briefly in my blog post about my cheating ex-boyfriends (How Being Cheated on Affected My Life) but I thought it was something I needed to speak about the toxic side more because I know it's not just me who has gone through something like this, but I never see anyone speaking about it.

I never realised how much toxic relationships clouded my own self-worth until I attempted to start dating again, it took me 2 and a half years after my last relationship ended to even think about dating and when I did, I realised how much my own self-worth was affecting the choice of boys I was choosing to talk too. But alas, I did realise this and took some time to really figure out what I truly wanted and I wasn't going to settle for anything less, but that doesn't mean that I will magically be healed from the past.


I'll never know if my exes (especially my last ex) were aware of what they were saying and doing to me, but either way things they said and did will be with me forever and not in a good way. I've been called fat more than once, I can't recall either of my exes calling me beautiful or pretty and honestly, I never really felt like I was good enough. My first ex kept me a secret and wouldn't let me post pictures of us or even have him as a friend on Facebook (but, 7 years later then he adds me and wants to reconnect?) the other I was honestly quite scared sometimes of what he'd do when he'd lash out throwing things when he lost a game or something minor went wrong. I cannot tell you the amount of nights I cried myself to sleep and looking back, I just want to hug past me and tell her it'll be okay someday.

I'd struggled making friends and the ones I had, dumped me when I got in a relationship (don't worry, I have the absolute best, most incredible friends now), so I was alone. What did my ex do? He'd make sure that when I was staying at his house, he'd make plans with his friends and lie about the fact that there was more people in the car so there wasn't any room for me to come. I stayed good friends with his friend (because his friend didn't actually like him in the end) and he told me that he said I was more than welcome to join them on their road trips but he said he didn't want me to come and wanted to get away from me.

On the anniversary of my dad's death, I was so emotionally stressed that it hit me harder than it usually would and guess what my ex did? Went on a night out with the "boys" which I later found out, wasn't the boys - he ended up at his exes house, shouting at her window to take him back.. While I was at his house, emotional, playing minecraft to keep my mind off things and he was begging for his to ex to take him back, we'd been together over a year at that point.

I remember laying in bed with an ex a long time ago and he'd never called me beautiful before, but he kept going on and on about how beautiful the girl on tv was and my heart broke. I'd constantly wonder if I was good enough, pretty enough or skinny enough for him to love me. So what happened when we broke up? I ate my feelings, because if I wasn't good enough for someone then, I sure as hell never will be.

Oh and shall we just remember the fact that my last ex and I we rarely ever was intimate (if I were to count, it would probably be 10-15 times in the nearly 2 year relationship), and when I asked if we could be, he said yes... if it's a threesome. I cannot tell you how much I cried that night, that the only way he'd want to be intimate with me, was if there was another girl that he could focus on. Can you tell why I was insecure after?


I wondered for a long time if I would ever find someone who would treat me with basic human respect, it didn't really help when I started dating I realised most guys really were just focused on sex - first thing they'd ask is if I'm kinky, or play truth or dare so they can ask sexual questions or dare me to send pictures I wasn't comfortable with. It really did make me think for a while, am I destined to be treated like shit by anyone I end up with? To feel like an object instead of loved? Don't get me wrong, sex is important in a relationship, but I'd actually like to get to know someone and fall for them before having that conversation.

It took a long time for me to understand that with my past trauma and as people like to call it 'daddy issues' I went for guys who had the traits that weren't good for me, instead of finding someone who'll bring out the best in me, I went for what I knew - which is not a good idea, ever.

When it comes to dating, it takes me a while to let my guard down now, because I feel like a deer in headlights in case there's any red flags I need to be aware of. It's a very weird feeling knowing that at some point I will let my guard down and let someone in enough to have the power to hurt me if they wanted, but hoping so much that they won't. Is it really that hard to find your Prince Charming?

It wasn't until this year that I really found my confidence again and started to feel like myself again, I don't look in the mirror and see a fat person anymore, I see a curvy girl. After a long time hating myself from depression and then toxic exes, I feel like me. I've realised what I want and what I deserve (after a few friends constantly confirming toxic behaviour and red flags for me).

I have to say, I don't have any hard feelings towards my exes - if anything, I'm grateful for the lessons they taught me and I believe that when I do find that right guy, I'll appreciate him a million times more than I probably would have before. I am very hopeful being the romantic I am that he will come along one day and then I'll be able to share happy moments with you rather than posts like this.

Sending you my love,

Daisy x

How Toxic Relationships Clouded My Views On My Own Self-Worth


I spoke about this very briefly in my blog post about my cheating ex-boyfriends (How Being Cheated on Affected My Life) but I thought it was something I needed to speak about the toxic side more because I know it's not just me who has gone through something like this, but I never see anyone speaking about it.

I never realised how much toxic relationships clouded my own self-worth until I attempted to start dating again, it took me 2 and a half years after my last relationship ended to even think about dating and when I did, I realised how much my own self-worth was affecting the choice of boys I was choosing to talk too. But alas, I did realise this and took some time to really figure out what I truly wanted and I wasn't going to settle for anything less, but that doesn't mean that I will magically be healed from the past.


I'll never know if my exes (especially my last ex) were aware of what they were saying and doing to me, but either way things they said and did will be with me forever and not in a good way. I've been called fat more than once, I can't recall either of my exes calling me beautiful or pretty and honestly, I never really felt like I was good enough. My first ex kept me a secret and wouldn't let me post pictures of us or even have him as a friend on Facebook (but, 7 years later then he adds me and wants to reconnect?) the other I was honestly quite scared sometimes of what he'd do when he'd lash out throwing things when he lost a game or something minor went wrong. I cannot tell you the amount of nights I cried myself to sleep and looking back, I just want to hug past me and tell her it'll be okay someday.

I'd struggled making friends and the ones I had, dumped me when I got in a relationship (don't worry, I have the absolute best, most incredible friends now), so I was alone. What did my ex do? He'd make sure that when I was staying at his house, he'd make plans with his friends and lie about the fact that there was more people in the car so there wasn't any room for me to come. I stayed good friends with his friend (because his friend didn't actually like him in the end) and he told me that he said I was more than welcome to join them on their road trips but he said he didn't want me to come and wanted to get away from me.

On the anniversary of my dad's death, I was so emotionally stressed that it hit me harder than it usually would and guess what my ex did? Went on a night out with the "boys" which I later found out, wasn't the boys - he ended up at his exes house, shouting at her window to take him back.. While I was at his house, emotional, playing minecraft to keep my mind off things and he was begging for his to ex to take him back, we'd been together over a year at that point.

I remember laying in bed with an ex a long time ago and he'd never called me beautiful before, but he kept going on and on about how beautiful the girl on tv was and my heart broke. I'd constantly wonder if I was good enough, pretty enough or skinny enough for him to love me. So what happened when we broke up? I ate my feelings, because if I wasn't good enough for someone then, I sure as hell never will be.

Oh and shall we just remember the fact that my last ex and I we rarely ever was intimate (if I were to count, it would probably be 10-15 times in the nearly 2 year relationship), and when I asked if we could be, he said yes... if it's a threesome. I cannot tell you how much I cried that night, that the only way he'd want to be intimate with me, was if there was another girl that he could focus on. Can you tell why I was insecure after?


I wondered for a long time if I would ever find someone who would treat me with basic human respect, it didn't really help when I started dating I realised most guys really were just focused on sex - first thing they'd ask is if I'm kinky, or play truth or dare so they can ask sexual questions or dare me to send pictures I wasn't comfortable with. It really did make me think for a while, am I destined to be treated like shit by anyone I end up with? To feel like an object instead of loved? Don't get me wrong, sex is important in a relationship, but I'd actually like to get to know someone and fall for them before having that conversation.

It took a long time for me to understand that with my past trauma and as people like to call it 'daddy issues' I went for guys who had the traits that weren't good for me, instead of finding someone who'll bring out the best in me, I went for what I knew - which is not a good idea, ever.

When it comes to dating, it takes me a while to let my guard down now, because I feel like a deer in headlights in case there's any red flags I need to be aware of. It's a very weird feeling knowing that at some point I will let my guard down and let someone in enough to have the power to hurt me if they wanted, but hoping so much that they won't. Is it really that hard to find your Prince Charming?

It wasn't until this year that I really found my confidence again and started to feel like myself again, I don't look in the mirror and see a fat person anymore, I see a curvy girl. After a long time hating myself from depression and then toxic exes, I feel like me. I've realised what I want and what I deserve (after a few friends constantly confirming toxic behaviour and red flags for me).

I have to say, I don't have any hard feelings towards my exes - if anything, I'm grateful for the lessons they taught me and I believe that when I do find that right guy, I'll appreciate him a million times more than I probably would have before. I am very hopeful being the romantic I am that he will come along one day and then I'll be able to share happy moments with you rather than posts like this.

Sending you my love,

Daisy x


Like quite a few of us, I'm in self isolation for my own health reasons as well as my mums (she's over 70 with a list of health problems), even if I wasn't, I would be on lockdown because my workplace is now closed. It's a strange time because we've got to stay at home but what do we do to pass the time? Thinking of that, I decided to create a list of things we could all do to pass the time until we're allowed to go back into civilisation again.

1. Read a book.
2. Draw.
3. Watch a Netflix show.
4. Do some painting.
5. Do a workout.
6. Find some new music.
7. Listen to podcasts.
8. Do some yoga.
9. Fill some charity bags.
10. Meditate.
11. Organise your wardrobe.
12. Cook something.
13. Learn a new skill.
14. Rearrange your room.
15. Take a bubble bath.
16. Organise your skincare/beauty products.
17. Bake something.
18. Paint your nails.
19. Start a blog.
20. Do a face mask.
21. Write a blog post.
22. Take a bulk load of flatlays.
23. Start an online class.
24. FaceTime a friend, family or a group FaceTime call.
25. Deep clean your kitchen (organise cupboards etc).
26. Hoover your room/house.
27. Start a YouTube channel.
28. Catch up on your sleep.
29. Start a scrapbook.
30. Practise a new make up look.
31. Take a nap (we need to catch up on sleep).
32. Organise Pinterest boards.
33. Make a smoothie.
34. Listen to vinyl records.
35. Set a daily water goal (mine is 2+ litres).
36. Watch YouTube videos.
37. Scan old photos on to your laptop/computer.
38. Change your bedsheets.
39. Plant some flowers, vegetables or fruit (I have strawberries to plant!).
40. Dye your hair.
41. Catch up on studying/homework.
42. Dust/hoover/clean your room.
43. Play Animal Crossing.
44. Create a new skincare routine.
45. Have a movie marathon night.
46. Write a master to-do list for the upcoming weeks.
47. Do a hair mask.
48. Watch Disney+ (my favourite thing right now, binging The Simpsons!).
49. Create a blogging/instagram schedule.
50. Look after your mental health, as much as you can in the healthiest way possible.

What will you be doing to pass the time in isolation?

Daisy x

50 Things To Do At Home In Self Isolation | Coronavirus Lockdown


Like quite a few of us, I'm in self isolation for my own health reasons as well as my mums (she's over 70 with a list of health problems), even if I wasn't, I would be on lockdown because my workplace is now closed. It's a strange time because we've got to stay at home but what do we do to pass the time? Thinking of that, I decided to create a list of things we could all do to pass the time until we're allowed to go back into civilisation again.

1. Read a book.
2. Draw.
3. Watch a Netflix show.
4. Do some painting.
5. Do a workout.
6. Find some new music.
7. Listen to podcasts.
8. Do some yoga.
9. Fill some charity bags.
10. Meditate.
11. Organise your wardrobe.
12. Cook something.
13. Learn a new skill.
14. Rearrange your room.
15. Take a bubble bath.
16. Organise your skincare/beauty products.
17. Bake something.
18. Paint your nails.
19. Start a blog.
20. Do a face mask.
21. Write a blog post.
22. Take a bulk load of flatlays.
23. Start an online class.
24. FaceTime a friend, family or a group FaceTime call.
25. Deep clean your kitchen (organise cupboards etc).
26. Hoover your room/house.
27. Start a YouTube channel.
28. Catch up on your sleep.
29. Start a scrapbook.
30. Practise a new make up look.
31. Take a nap (we need to catch up on sleep).
32. Organise Pinterest boards.
33. Make a smoothie.
34. Listen to vinyl records.
35. Set a daily water goal (mine is 2+ litres).
36. Watch YouTube videos.
37. Scan old photos on to your laptop/computer.
38. Change your bedsheets.
39. Plant some flowers, vegetables or fruit (I have strawberries to plant!).
40. Dye your hair.
41. Catch up on studying/homework.
42. Dust/hoover/clean your room.
43. Play Animal Crossing.
44. Create a new skincare routine.
45. Have a movie marathon night.
46. Write a master to-do list for the upcoming weeks.
47. Do a hair mask.
48. Watch Disney+ (my favourite thing right now, binging The Simpsons!).
49. Create a blogging/instagram schedule.
50. Look after your mental health, as much as you can in the healthiest way possible.

What will you be doing to pass the time in isolation?

Daisy x


Hello my lovelies! I wanted to talk to you today about a restaurant that I absolutely love, I got the chance to speak to the man in charge and I couldn't not tell you about not only the food but the ethics behind the company which truly makes me want to be even more of a regular than I already am.

I first visited Argo Lounge in December of last year, the atmosphere of the cafe bar is so welcoming and I was so taken a back by how comfortable the staff made my mum and I, we honestly felt so welcome that we originally went in for some breakfast and we went back for lunch on the same day - every time we visit Peterborough now we always go to Argo Lounge for food. The Lounge is like a home away from home, the staff always go the extra mile to make you feel like you're wanted there and not just another customer. One of the girls who I met the first time made me feel so welcome that it's the reason I go back and will continue to go back.


The part I love the most about this place, is how everyone is welcome - they're dog friendly so you can bring your pooches with you for lunch, they have a vegan menu (which is why I visit regularly), a gluten free menu and they specialise in non alcoholic drinks like mocktails and even alcohol free beer. They pride themselves on making sure that every customer no matter their dietary requirements is welcome, if you have allergies then your food will be prepared in a different area to all of the other meals, with a flag placed with your food to alert the staff if you're vegan, gluten free or have an allergy.

The staff are very community driven as well which I think is very important, they hold community club events like The Argo Craft Club (which is held every Tuesday) and they're looking to hold more club's. It makes my heart happy when I see community driven establishments, mainly because I know it's not something that you see often anymore so I really hope to one day (when I can drive) attend more clubs at Argo Lounge in the future.



My personal favourite off the menu is their vegan breakfast, I substitute the mushrooms for more peppers because I must be the rare vegan who actually hates mushrooms. I'm slowly getting through the menu and finding more and more dishes I love. 

Have you visited before? If so, what was your favourite dish off the menu?


Daisy x

Instagram | Twitter 

* Includes gifted meal.

#AD Restaurant Review | Argo Lounge, Peterborough, UK


Hello my lovelies! I wanted to talk to you today about a restaurant that I absolutely love, I got the chance to speak to the man in charge and I couldn't not tell you about not only the food but the ethics behind the company which truly makes me want to be even more of a regular than I already am.

I first visited Argo Lounge in December of last year, the atmosphere of the cafe bar is so welcoming and I was so taken a back by how comfortable the staff made my mum and I, we honestly felt so welcome that we originally went in for some breakfast and we went back for lunch on the same day - every time we visit Peterborough now we always go to Argo Lounge for food. The Lounge is like a home away from home, the staff always go the extra mile to make you feel like you're wanted there and not just another customer. One of the girls who I met the first time made me feel so welcome that it's the reason I go back and will continue to go back.


The part I love the most about this place, is how everyone is welcome - they're dog friendly so you can bring your pooches with you for lunch, they have a vegan menu (which is why I visit regularly), a gluten free menu and they specialise in non alcoholic drinks like mocktails and even alcohol free beer. They pride themselves on making sure that every customer no matter their dietary requirements is welcome, if you have allergies then your food will be prepared in a different area to all of the other meals, with a flag placed with your food to alert the staff if you're vegan, gluten free or have an allergy.

The staff are very community driven as well which I think is very important, they hold community club events like The Argo Craft Club (which is held every Tuesday) and they're looking to hold more club's. It makes my heart happy when I see community driven establishments, mainly because I know it's not something that you see often anymore so I really hope to one day (when I can drive) attend more clubs at Argo Lounge in the future.



My personal favourite off the menu is their vegan breakfast, I substitute the mushrooms for more peppers because I must be the rare vegan who actually hates mushrooms. I'm slowly getting through the menu and finding more and more dishes I love. 

Have you visited before? If so, what was your favourite dish off the menu?


Daisy x

Instagram | Twitter 

* Includes gifted meal.


I didn't really know how to write this, but I have had this idea written down for a long time so I thought I'd finally write it. I have had two relationships and I've been cheated on in both of them, the first one I found the evidence myself and the second one I had a feeling and I did find some evidence, but just not as much as I would want to confront someone until over a year after the "relationship" ended I was told about their relationship during mine.

How Being Cheated On Affected My Life


I didn't really know how to write this, but I have had this idea written down for a long time so I thought I'd finally write it. I have had two relationships and I've been cheated on in both of them, the first one I found the evidence myself and the second one I had a feeling and I did find some evidence, but just not as much as I would want to confront someone until over a year after the "relationship" ended I was told about their relationship during mine.


I think the most difficult part about going vegan was reading every ingredients label trying to work out if this vegetarian item was in fact vegan, now I didn't learn some of these until I started my course to become a qualified vegan nutritionist, I was so amazed by the amount of ingredients some vegans have no idea about - so I wanted to share them with you all today so you know what to look out for next time you go shopping!

What Ingredients Vegans Should Avoid | Veganuary


I think the most difficult part about going vegan was reading every ingredients label trying to work out if this vegetarian item was in fact vegan, now I didn't learn some of these until I started my course to become a qualified vegan nutritionist, I was so amazed by the amount of ingredients some vegans have no idea about - so I wanted to share them with you all today so you know what to look out for next time you go shopping!


Happy Veganuary my lovelies!

Let's get right into this shall we? I hate periods. I really do, they're messy and painful and the products we use to contain the dreaded time of the month are full of chemicals, plastic applicators, - period products typically aren't eco-friendly. For me, being more eco-friendly and aware of what I'm putting into my body is very important which is why I've teamed up with Natracare today to show you that you can have that awful week of the month and still be doing your bit for the environment and the animals we share our home with.

#AD A Vegan Period With Natracare | Veganuary


Happy Veganuary my lovelies!

Let's get right into this shall we? I hate periods. I really do, they're messy and painful and the products we use to contain the dreaded time of the month are full of chemicals, plastic applicators, - period products typically aren't eco-friendly. For me, being more eco-friendly and aware of what I'm putting into my body is very important which is why I've teamed up with Natracare today to show you that you can have that awful week of the month and still be doing your bit for the environment and the animals we share our home with.



I think we all have a love/hate relationship with Instagram don't we? Personally Instagram is my favourite platform, I've worked so hard on making my theme visually pleasing and I'm honestly very proud of it, so understanding how much work that can be I wanted to share a few of my favourite Instagram accounts right now.

5 Lifestyle Instagram Accounts I'm Loving Right Now



I think we all have a love/hate relationship with Instagram don't we? Personally Instagram is my favourite platform, I've worked so hard on making my theme visually pleasing and I'm honestly very proud of it, so understanding how much work that can be I wanted to share a few of my favourite Instagram accounts right now.


I always love Q&A posts, it really does help you get to know more about the person behind the blog, so I decided to do my own with 4 categories: General life, blogging & instagram, mental health & veganism. These are the main things in my life that I get questions about so I asked over on my instagram for some questions in these categories and I have answered them below!

Q&A | Get To Know Me


I always love Q&A posts, it really does help you get to know more about the person behind the blog, so I decided to do my own with 4 categories: General life, blogging & instagram, mental health & veganism. These are the main things in my life that I get questions about so I asked over on my instagram for some questions in these categories and I have answered them below!

Hey lovelies!

Can you believe another year has flown by? As well as the fact we're in a brand new decade! Honestly I'm so excited for 2020, 2019 was a pretty good year. I started to love myself more, started my weight loss journey, met some incredible people and really did make some incredible memories.

Making Goals For 2020


Hey lovelies!

Can you believe another year has flown by? As well as the fact we're in a brand new decade! Honestly I'm so excited for 2020, 2019 was a pretty good year. I started to love myself more, started my weight loss journey, met some incredible people and really did make some incredible memories.

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