Small Changes I am Making

Sunday 11 November 2018

Welcome! Hello my little rays of sunshine, I am back. I haven't really gone anywhere, but I didn't post for one whole week, which for me, is a bit crazy. I have been having a bit of a hard and trying week, so I thought this post was in order. I have decided to make a few, small changes in my life. Nothing crazy or massive. But a handful of things that will really help me in the long run!
I am not very good at painting or drawing. I know I am at an arts university but I do media. My only skill set is writing... But, when you are a creative bean like me, art can be your outlet. I used to love writing when I wasn't feeling great. But now, it's part of my degree. I have to write for a grade, which means that it isn't exactly an outlet anymore. If I am not writing for my course, I feel guilty. Like, why am I writing this when I have so much writing to actually do for a grade? So I have started painting again. Nothing fancy and nothing good, but it's fun and it feels good to be doing something arty which isn't going to be assessed by a board of tutors. 

I love cooking and when I get stressed or down, I always drop cooking first. But cooking is definitely a good outlet. Especially experimental cooking. I don't know if this is a strange term but basically, what I mean is cooking without a recipe. I am not one to buy cookbooks, however recently, I have brought two different ones. The Itsu Cookbook and The Wagamama Cookbook. I am a fan of both of these restaurants and the idea of being able to make their meals at home for cheaper really appealed to me. However, sometimes, I like to just cook. Randomly, with whatever ingredients I have at home. So another change I have been making is cooking more often. But for fun and not just out of necessity.

If you are an avid reader of my posts, then you will be fully aware that I have been making this change very recently. I have started exchanging all my old, regular beauty projects with cruelty-free items. 
My newest addition to my ever-growing collection is my new highlighter from LUSH. LUSH is known for being cruelty-free, so obviously, it was one of my first choices when it came to switching my makeup products over. I choose the Egret Glow Stick, which has a nice, gold glow to it. I choose this colour because it I am bored of my normal, rosy pink one I am used to applying. And I thought that this subtle, yet glittery shade would look nice on my pale skin. What I also enjoy is that the list of the ingredients used is on LUSH'S website. I am allergic to pretty much everything. I also use simple and organic makeup anyway because it really limits how much my skin will react too it. But there is such little worry when it comes to using my LUSH highlighter. Even though I already know that their product is not tested on animals and all their ingredients are bought from companies that also don't test on livestock, if I was even a little bit worried about what it contained, I could hop onto their website and look it up for myself.

Overall, I would highly recommend purchasing from LUSH, especially if you are in the market for some good, cruelty-free makeup.

A little P.S. - all their packaging is also recyclable and nothing comes in plastic!

Thank you for taking the time to read this post! I hope it has inspired you to make some changes in your life. Sometimes it hard and it takes time to actually change your old habits but in the long run, it can be really worth it. 
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*This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own

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  1. Lovely post and positive changes x

  2. It's always refreshing to make some changes, lovely post :)

    Chloe xx

  3. They sound like great positive changes :) x

  4. I love reading about people making positive changes :) Great post! xxx

  5. I love this post! Painting is a great outlet, and who cares what it looks like, just paint for you!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Great post. I am all about making changes that improve my life and makes me feel joyous. I am far from great at drawing and painting, but I do LOVE the idea of it and looking into doing it more regularly.

  7. This is such a lovely post, really made me feel positive and some great ideas too!

  8. I love just cooking for fun as well! Great post x

    1. Thank you Faye, always great to see you commenting x

  9. I love the idea of you making small changes that carry a massive impact in the long run. Sometimes life coerces us to change. However, not all change needs to be dramatically life-changing. Oftentimes it's really the small things that go a mighty long way. This was an awesome read!

    P.s. You make me wanna venture into experimental cooking now LOL.

  10. I'm no great artist either, but I find painting and drawing to be a really useful outlet. Small changes have a huge impact :)


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