Vegan Fruity Chia Jam Filled Cupcakes

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Vegan Fruity Chia Jam Filled Cupcakes

Yes, yes, yes.

I know I was supposed to be sharing a summer freakshake recipe (as for voted on my Twitter poll), but I envisioned these cupcakes, and when I have my mind set on something... I have to do it. You'll definitely forgive me once you see what freakshake I'm going to be making to celebrate my birthday next month, plus, have you seen how cute these cupcakes are?

Completely inspired by summer, the secret surprise to these cupcakes are the fruitist centre possible; chia jam. This is honestly the easiest jam to make, and it only needs 4 ingredients. I'm going to make this a staple in my fridge now, and if you have any left over from this recipe, you can spread it onto bread, crackers, stir it into your porridge, or just pile even more onto your cupcakes when serving. You can pick any fruit you like, but the riper it is, the tastier it will be, plus the smell is beautiful!

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017
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The Ultimate Fashion Design Resources List

Thursday, 10 August 2017

The Ultimate Fashion Design Resources List

The internet has become the biggest hub for information. I started designing and taking a real interest in fashion about 12 years ago, and I have noticed a huge increase in resources available online. If I'm struggling to understand a pattern cutting technique in a book, I can watch a video tutorial. If I need to create a moodboard filled with inspiration, I can use an app. If I want to share my work online, there are so many websites I could use, and it could be seen by anyone from all around the world. Pretty amazing huh?

As much as I love all the new technology around, I do still love reading and learning things straight from a book, or visiting a museum to get really inspired. The best way is to have a balance between the two, and find what really works for you. A few years ago when I first started blogging, I did a mini series called 'fashion design 101', (so glad my photography has improved since then), where I went through different stages of fashion design, from applying to a university course, to a full rundown of the design process. I had such a positive response from that series, I feel like there is a whole range of topics I need to cover, the first being a resource list.

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This resources list covers everything you need to know to make the most of the interest, as well as useful books you may need. All the resources can be used by designers at any level whether you're a complete newbie trying to work out if design is for you, a student looking to build your library, a graduate looking for new ways to share your portfolio online, or even an establish designer on a look out for new apps to help with your designing. I'll update this list when I found new and exciting resources, so keep this page bookmarked, and refer back to it when you need.

Thursday, 10 August 2017
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My Summer Beauty Essentials

Sunday, 6 August 2017

My Summer Beauty Essentials

If summer is not the perfect time to pamper your skin to the extremes then when is? As summer starts approaching, our clothes becomes brighter, our scents become sweeter, and our skin just always glows. It's sadly becomes less about long hot baths, and more about quick and easy ways to help us feel beautiful and confident in the slight heat we get here in the UK. Pulling together my essentials for this post, a theme suddenly occurred; cruelty free. 100% of these products are cruelty free which makes me super happy. (Updated: Soap & Glory formulas haven't been tested on animals, but they can't guarantee the ingredients haven't been. You can read their full statement here). So, let me introduce you to all the thing I am loving this summer.

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Sunday, 6 August 2017
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6 Goals I Want To Achieve By The End Of The Year

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

6 Goals I Want To Achieve By The End Of The Year

I had such a bad case of blogger block over the weekend, which is always worse when you have actually dedicated a huge percentage of your time to actually get your writing done. (Don't worry, I still used that time productively working on my mobile site, which should be out very, very soon). Thank god waking up on a Monday morning with a rather large cloud of panic over my head, because it really did good on my brain, and I now have a huge reasonable amount of posts ideas, which I know you're going to enjoy reading. Seeing as we are now in August, I think this post definitely needs to be the first published.

I'm going to do that typical blogger thing that we all unintentionally do once it passes June, where we mention that we can't believe how we are already halfway through the year, because seriously, this is crazy. How are we only 5 months away from the start of a new year. It's honestly so scary that as you get older, 24 hours doesn't last as long as it used to.

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At the start of the year I wrote a resolution style post where I mentioned 17 things I promised myself in 2017, ranging from lifestyle, to work life, to self care. For the first time, I have actually taken these pretty seriously. On days when I'm feeling a little lost, I'll refer back to that post and it honestly motivates me, and gets me back on track. Despite yet another panic cloud over my head from how fast life is going, 151 days until the end of the year is a lot of time to make a change. This is why I have put together a list of goals I want to, and are going to achieve by the end of 2017.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017
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Summer Playlist: 50 Of The Best Songs To Enjoy In The Sun

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Summer Playlist: 50 Of The Best Songs To Enjoy In The Sun

Music and summer go hand in hand.

I don't know what it is about the sun, but it just makes everything look, feel, and sound better.

When the sun comes out, I always feel like recreating that typical summer movie moment, driving down open coastal roads with the roof down on your car, blasting the best summer music. Slight problem though, I live in London so no roads overlooking a beautiful beach, (just roads with an extensive amount of cars), and my car isn't a convertible.

A girl can dream right?

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017
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10 Summer Wardrobe Must-Haves

Friday, 21 July 2017

10 Summer Wardrobe Must-Haves

You may be asking yourself why this summer wardrobe post is coming to you mid-July, and all I have to say is, there is technically over 2 months of summer left. (Plus I had a small case of the blogger blues, but I'm cured and happy to be bringing you this post a little later than scheduled.) Rummaging through my wardrobe to gather some inspiration for this post, it did become a realisation that my summer wardrobe is pretty extensive. Mainly because

A. I like to wear bright clothing and floaty dresses, which is a lot easier to buy during the summer season, so I guess I just stock up.

B. Let me be honest, my winter wardrobe is just my summer clothes worn with a jumper and tights.

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As you can tell, a summer wardrobe is my favourite season to shop for. With a few key pieces already in your wardrobe, and inspiration from this post, you'll have the perfect collection of clothing to wear at home or on holiday. (Please let me know where you're going on holiday, not like I need anymore help fuelling my wanderlust.) Everyone's style is very different, so I've put together 10 key pieces, styles or fabrications which you can tweak to fit your own style, or maybe it will even give you that little boost to try something new.

Friday, 21 July 2017
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How To Find Inspiration When You've Lost Your Blogging Mojo

Monday, 17 July 2017

How To Find Inspiration When You've Lost Your Blogging Mojo

Lately I've notice a lot of people, (including myself), sharing their thoughts and feelings about how little they actually want to blog right now. The blogging mojo has left the building, and I completely understand. I don't know if it's the time of the year, the weather, or the excessive drama on the blogging front, but I have never seen so many people at one time discuss their lack of passion towards their blog, with some even contemplating whether they want to continue blogging.

No. No. No.

I can't let this happen, and it must be stopped.

We all have days/weeks/months when we feel like doing anything but blogging, which is completely normal. This happens in any situation. As much as we would love it, it's hard to always be coming up with new and interesting post ideas. I go through phases of being so into my blog, and coming up with 5 new post ideas a day, to not being able to write a complete workable sentence. It can be so frustrating, as no matter what, you are your biggest supporter, so if you aren't feeling it, it feels like the entire world isn't either. Like I've said a thousand times before, (and will keep saying it), feeling like this is ok. The fact you haven't already given up shows you still have your passion, and you want to work through your problems (slightly sounding like a relationship coach here), but now it's time to get your inspiration back.

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Monday, 17 July 2017
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