Feeling a bit down tonight. Possibly because I’ve been reading articles about animal cruelty. The most recent being this one about sheep sheering and how it isn’t as harmless as we believe. I don’t understand how people can be so careless and inhumane. I just don’t get it. It’s so unnecessary.
Originally posted on Leila Lina:
As we near November, warm sweaters, cozy socks, and fuzzy boots are all the rage. When imagining how wool is obtained, an idyllic pasture and gentle shearing often comes to mind. However, the reality is much darker and crueler. Whenever animals are exploited for their bodies, they are bound to suffer.
Here are some common misconceptions about wool:
Sheep need to be shorn.
Naturally, sheep grow just enough wool to keep them warm in the winter, and then shed it in the springtime. Sheep are not meant to be humans’ wool machines! Sheep have evolved to grow just enough wool to suit their environments perfectly, without the need for human intervention.
However, humans breed sheep to grow unnaturally large and bulky coats in order to maximize profit. Merino sheep are bred to have wrinkly skin so they produce more wool per individual animal. Unlike wild sheep, they do not shed…
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I’m really against animal cruelty so always, to the best of my knowledge, buy cruelty free products.
Today, whilst having a nose on Instagram, I discovered a new (to me) cosmetic brand called Wildly Natural Cosmetics.
They are cruelty free and some of their products are even vegan friendly!Which, awesome! After checking out all their products, I ended up purchasing several sample pots of different pigment colours. They look so vivid! I love that you have the option of buying sample pots ($2 each) because it means you can try several colours at a fraction of the cost so that you can find out which colours you do/don’t like and can then purchase the full-size version next time. I’ve just popped on to their site again and noticed that samples of their foundation are free (grr wish I’d known that before I made my order). They don’t have much in way of Lip products but I’m sure they will have in time to come.To say the brand is based in the US, postage to the UK was very reasonable, too (I paid $7 and purchased 7 pigment samples)!
If you love your makeup and you love your animals then definately check this brand out.
Oh, side note: If you’re not sure what to click on to view all their products and not just the nail polish, click on the menu symbol which is the two white lines in the black banner above the pic of the nail polish. – I had to explain this to my friend when she said all she could see was nail polishes.
It’s back to normality after spending a week in Wales with my boyfriend (who lives there) for my birthday. I honestly didn’t wanna leave him but *sigh* I had work and family to get home to. I had a great birthday and went out for a meal with my boyfriend and his family.
My boyfriend got me these amazing gifts:
A close-up of Elena’s locket which is real silver. I’ve also put some vervain in it. ;)
He also gave me some birthday money so we spent the day in Swansea shopping and went to see Dracula Untold at the cinema which we enjoyed though would have preferred more story than action. I bought these amazing Superman Cons with my birthday money:
And I just had to buy this top:
When I got home from Wales I opened my presents from my sister and this small but awesome “The Mortal Instruments” jewellery box was my “main” one:
Inside the lid it reads:
My sister and my boyfriend know me so well!
Ohhh and I also treated myself to a birthday present:
And of course I had to buy the purse, too:
Time to go eat pizza. I hope everyone’s ok and having a lovely evening.
Today, on my last day of spending time with my boyfriend in Wales, we went to a huuuge shop called Vincent Davies (in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire). I love this shop. There’s all kinds of nicknacks and little treasures to be found here.
I came across these amazing book bookends. They would look fab on my bookcase. I really wanted to buy them but I wouldn’t be able to fit them in my weekender bag. :( I also love the steampunk style cupboard that the bookends are sat on. I don’t think the shop makes deliveries outside of Wales which is such a shame as I really wanted that, too! Hmmm if only I could store it somewhere at my boyfriend’s house ….
Wow! I can’t believe it has been 20 years since the first episode of Friends was aired on our TV screens! I would have been 11! That makes me feel old lol! Friends is one of my favourite shows ever! I love the “WE WERE ON A BREAK!!” ep. Also the ep where Monica, Phoebe and Rachel wear the wedding dresses. My best friend and I wanted to recreate that ep on the night before her wedding lol! The one where Joey speaks “French” always has me in stitches and, to this day, I still cry when Monica and chandler propose to each other. Awww it was so romantic! And , of course, the last ever ep has me crying, too. She got off the plane! I was on holiday in Blackpool with my now ex boyfriend when that aired and I told him we weren’t leaving the hotel for the evening until we’d watched the last ever ep of Friends hahaha! The show had such an impact on my life and there always seems to be a moment in Friends that mirrors something going on in my life hahaha.
Originally posted on Metro:
Prepare to feel old – Friends turns 20 this month.
It’s been two whole decades since we were first introduced to Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe yet we’re still quoting the show.
236 episodes were aired across the show’s ten-year run and the sitcom has had an incredible cultural impact. Trying to choose just 20 must-watch episodes is no easy feat, but I’ve had a go. Here are my choices, which episodes would you choose?
1. The One With The Baby On The Bus
Phoebe sings a song about a Smelly Cat for the first time. We’d hear it many more times over the next ten years.
2. The One With The Prom Video
Ross sports a dodgy moustache as an old video reveals his true feelings for Rachel.
3. The One Where No One’s Ready
This bottle episode…
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