August 2018 // World Honey Bee Day

August is just one month in a year where you’ll spot those small black and yellow flying creatures. Yes, that’s right, I’m speaking about the Honey Bee but unfortunately, one-third of the UK’s bee population has disappeared over the past decade and 24 per cent of Europe’s bumblebees are now threatened with extinction.

We can directly link these declines to changes in the way we farm. The intensification of agriculture has led to the destruction of habitat, and what is left is becoming increasingly fragmented. That’s why it is very important to look after these creatures, despite thinking they are harmful to us humans.

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.” Whether or not Albert Einstein did actually say this, it’s still a serious cause for concern. Today is World Honey Bee Day, a perfect day to reflect on this insect and learn about how you can help the future of this species.

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#howmuchisenough // Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign

If you live in the UK, you’ll know how hot it has been recently, with temperatures hitting higher than 30°C as a sizzling heatwave grips the country. We all love soaking up the sun, whether that’s in the UK or abroad but unfortunately, it doesn’t come without its consequences. Skin Cancer, caused by exposure to the sun, this may be long-term exposure or short periods of intense sun exposure and burning.

With the heatwave showing no sign of easing up, Skin Cancer charities are deeply concerned about the lasting impact that overdoing it in the sun will have on our health. Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen and Melanoma Focus, are hitting back with a new series of ‘scars and all’ content shorts to tell the human stories behind three common skin cancer cases.

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

Being nominated for a blogger award is always an amazing feeling! I always get excited when I receive the notification and a few days ago was no difference. The blogging community is amazing and I just want to say a thank-you for nominating me, Samantha from Always Believe in a Miracle for the Sunshine Blogger Award!

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Monthly Goals // August 2018

A new month means new adventures and new Goals for the upcoming month, can you believe it’s now August? Hopefully, this month will be a little bit quieter than July so I can focus on my Goals. I will admit now that most of them have been unsuccessful because I have been so busy with other things. I’m definitely going to push myself this month to fingers crossed, achieve them all.

Today I will be reflecting on the Goals I set myself for July and creating some new ones for AugustJuly has definitely been a great month and things have been just a little busy, it does feel like I’ve been at Silverstone each weekend! I have not stopped and it’s gone so quick to think it’s now August, I’m excited for the upcoming month. You can learn all about what I’ve been loving throughout July here.

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Monthly Favourites // July 2018

I’m not sure about you, but July has been an amazing month! I knew it was going to be an exciting and busy month, this month always seems to go fast. I swear every weekend I was doing something if you follow me on my social media channels, I’m sure you already know what I’m speaking about! I love sharing my Favourites each month as it’s the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past month.

Missed my June Favourites? Head over here to see what I was loving
during the month.

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Let’s Talk About Shaving – Friction Free Shaving

It’s that time of year where it starts getting warmer with Spring finally here, us girls start to wear skirts and dresses. Unfortunately, we’ve been a little lazy with something over the Winter, yes that’s correct I’m talking about Shaving! Shaving can be a pain, it takes forever to shave everywhere and sometimes it even hurts, there’s one company out there, that’s trying to make this better for us ladies.

You can get anything through your letterbox these days as subscription boxes, from beauty, food, stationery to gin, flowers and cake. There’s nothing that can’t be delivered straight to your house monthly, something that every women needs can also be delivered monthly through your door. Thanks to Friction Free Shaving, you can lead a less irritating life when it comes to Shaving.

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Organic Shop Coconut & Shea Collection

I don’t know about you but I love trying new products! You can come across a variety of different products that help you to feel and look good. I love supporting smaller companies as well as those that are Vegan and 100% natural. When I came across Organic Shop, I fell in love and just had to try their products! Especially when there are combinations like Raspberry & Acai, Avocado & Honey and Pomegranate & Patchouli.

Now Organic Shop reminds me of Faith in Nature with their range of amazing products for your hair and body, I fell in love with their Watermelon Collection. Just like Faith in Nature, all the products from Organic Shop are bursting full of natural ingredients, they even use traditional beauty combinations and recipes. The products are available exclusively in Tesco and on their official website.

Before I get to more about Organic Shop and their products, I just wanted to thank them for sending me their Coconut & Shea range.

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Blogger Book Nook #9 // Time Machine

I swear 2018 is going really quick, like can you believe it’s already May. This month is going to be a busy and hopefully fun one, I’m going to be creating some great memories this month with Yasmine. A new month means there’s a new Reading Challenge created by the Blogger Book Nook. This month’s Reading Challenge is a little different and something special.

May is the birthday month for both Tabitha and Abbey, Happy Birthday to the both of you! Meaning they wanted to pick their favourite genre Historical Fiction. Hop in your time machine and pick a read that’s set in the past – whether it’s as early as the 90’s or if you go back thousands of years, the choice is yours! I’m excited to indulge in a book of this genre, as it’s definitely an interesting genre.

We receive our monthly Reading Challenge from either Abbey or Tabitha, two of the kindest girls, on the Facebook page. Here we have some great conversations and are able to talk books! This is also the perfect opportunity to get to know new bloggers, ones that have a similar interest, books and reading.

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The Ordinary Skincare Range

For the past couple of years, I have been struggling with my acne, I haven’t been able to find anything that really helps! I tried the Tea Tree Skin Care range from The Body Shop but unfortunately, when I moved to Aylesbury nearly a year ago, it flared up again. Since then I’ve been on the search for something to calm down my skin and I think I’ve found something that’s slowly fixing it.

Recently, I was given a couple of samples from The Ordinary, I was a little sceptical about these products as I didn’t know how they would fair with my sensitive skin. When it comes to a skincare range, I have to be really careful and check the ingredient list. Before I share with you the products I have tried from The Ordinary that seem to be doing a really good job, I thought I would introduce the brand.

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Things I Would Love to Achieve

Do you ever stop and think about the things you would love to achieve in your lifetime?

I know I’ve done it a few times now, of course, we all would like more from our lives, it’s definitely good to have these aspirations. From here, you can plan your life and set a path that you want to achieve, if you have dreams, you learn how to achieve these and makes you fight for them.

It can be hard, especially if you don’t know how to achieve them, but surely if you put your mind to it, you can do it! Find those people or opportunities that will make your dreams happen. It’s also handy to have goals over the course of a year, that will lead to you achieving.

Today I thought I would share with you, what I would love to achieve.

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