Life Update

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Oh Hey, I'm Lisa. Remember me?

I'll forgive you if you don't, I've had a bit of time off. Mostly down to a few life changes, meaning I no longer had the luxury of borrowing a laptop to write on and a DSLR to shoot pictures with. But, I've saved up my little pennies (I know it's taken a while, they really are little pennies), and got myself a brand spanking new laptop! I haven't yet made it to a camera, but I have a little point and shoot which I can make do with for now.

I'm so excited to get back on the blogging train, I have a completely different outlook now. I'm going to put less pressure on myself, buy less crap for the sake of it, blog about what I want and enjoy myself.

At some point throughout the year, I felt immense pressure to always have new products (and copious amounts of them) to post and talk about. I felt like I couldn't have any form of content appear without pushing some item or another. It was such an unhealthy attitude, for the environment and for my purse. I think that's when my love for blogging disappeared. I was so intrigued by the other aspects surrounding a vegan lifestyle, yet it seemed that my most popular posts were beauty and I felt so pressured by the content I was seeing online, to keep up with that.

The problem is that, as a person, I'm so interested in so many different things. The more I have learned about Veganism, the more I've been inspired to adapt my lifestyle in so many ways, for example, I have such a desire to become closer to zero-waste and consider my environmental impact,  as well as learning more about the medicinal properties of food. I want to be able to blog about that too, not just what I feel pressured to show.

I also consume so much more YouTube and Instagram Stories, than blogs, and I'm really interested in delving into those platforms too. I have a few trips planned for next year, so I think I'll film a little during them and see what happens! I just want to have my finger in all of the pies, ok? I mean literally, I have a full-time job and will be starting a diploma for that, as well as starting a volunteer role in the new year, alongside trying to get this blog on the road again. To be fair, I'm happiest when I'm busiest so I should thrive and it'll all be amazing and wonderful and I won't get snowed under at all... right?

Now I just have to figure out how to use this laptop properly so I can get redesigning my blog (let's face it that will take another 236 months to happen) and create some beautiful content! 

Sukin Skincare

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I've recently become more concerned with, not just if my skincare is cruelty-free and vegan, but how natural it is and how ethical the brand that produces it is. On a recent trip to TK Maxx (a dream for cruelty-free skincare), I came across a brand I have seen cropping up more and more. Sukin skincare.

Vegan Trainers - Stella McCartney x Adidas

Recently I have become a part of the Vegan Aesthetics community, lifting using plant power! The plan is amazing and along side the vegan meal guide - I'm enjoying the gym like never before. However, I'd be lying if I said it didn't make it a little easier to get my ass to the gym when I'm wearing cute work out clothes, so the search for functional vegan gym gear began! 

...and ended when I spent all my money on the most gorgeous trainers ever. But at least I'll be wearing these every gym session, so I'll always feel like I look cute!

I found these Stella McCartney x Adidas Pure Boost X trainers on eBay. Not only do they update my gym look and are so much cheaper than retail price, but they're also a more ethical choice - reduce, reuse, recycle!

The McCartney family are well known for being a veggie/vegan family and thankfully they have all incorporated that into their work, in order to make our little plan based lives that little bit easier. Stella's entire collaboration with Adidas uses no animal derivatives what so ever, so shop till your heart's content!

The way the shoe is constructed, with it's free floating arch and sock like material, they fit your foot perfectly and quite literally put a spring in your step! The day they arrived, I hit the gym in them, went shopping in them and did a 12-hour shift in them, only taking them off to sleep. They're also pretty aesthetically pleasing, as you can expect from a collaboration with Stella McCartney. I'm well and truly in love. 

Adidas has also collaborated with Parley to create a similar trainer, made from recycled ocean waste - which looks amazing! Why can't all companies make such sustainable choices?

What are your favourite workout clothing brands? Any sustainable/vegan options amongst them?

Favourite Cruelty Free/Vegan Bloggers

celebrating blogging girls

It's time to celebrate. I feel like many of us have been in a bit of a blogging slump as of late so I thought it was time to shout about a few of my favourite girls on the internet and their amazing blogs!

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