Saturday, 31 December 2016

Goodbye 2016

Here is my reflection video of this year.
2016 has been a hard year and i feel that difficulty in life can make you stronger. I'm not going to quit my dreams because it takes time to accomplish them. The time will pass and i will get there sooner than i think.
I have learnt this year to appreciate everything good in my life and to be grateful no matter what. 

Every now and then it's good to stop climbing and appreciate the view from where you are.

So let's celebrate and have a better, happier and successful 2017.

I'll drink to that...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL
💖
Bunny Hugs,

Hayley

xxx

It's OK To Turn Off The News

2016 has been a year with many creative souls leaving this earth such as David Bowie, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Alan Rickman, Joe Alaskey, Prince and Christina Grimmie.

When we hear the sad news of someone passing away from this world and starting a new life in another (i believe in the afterlife). We mourn for them and reflect on the amazing impact that they had in their lifetime.

I'm a highly sensitive person and the news can be overwhelming for me to handle sometimes. I want you to know that it's OK to turn off the news or have a social media detox.

This does not mean that you are being selfish or acting like you don't care.

Looking after yourself shows that you do care by putting yourself first.

It's time like this that we all need each other more. We are all balls of light in this dark world and......

💡💡YOUR LIGHT MATTERS💡💡

I'm sending everyone a hug who needs one right now.

Bunny Hugs,

Hayley

Xxx

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Why I'm Not Making Any New Years Resolutions For 2017

Because of the enormous amount of....
PRESSURE
I put a large amount of pressure on myself every year to achieve the goals which I have for the next year. I am  hard on myself if I don't achieve them. It's that time of year when the online community are starting to share New Years resolution blogs, videos or posts on social media.

This gives yourself pressure. I think that you should do what makes you happy as long as your not hurting anyone. Concentrate on your own needs and goals at your own pace.

I'm motivated to start now and here are a few things which I am doing as from today.

Be more active on social media

I started my YouTube channel and blog in 2014 with the idea of making new friends and meeting like-minded people. Rather than just reading and absorbing information by scrolling through my Twitter newsfeed, Facebook or YouTube. This New Year, I will be commenting, tweeting and replying to fellow creators and inspirers with the hope of attracting more friends and subscribers.

Believing in myself 

My YouTube channel and blog has helped me realise my self-worth and that I have many talents and skills to offer. I am grateful to have been given a voice and tools to communicate with. I believe that no matter how big or small my videos or blog posts are, they are essential to my well being and creativity. If my online presence makes you smile or inspires you - that's just a bonus :)

Letting go 

Accepting my perfectionism traits. I don't have a fancy camera, lights or even a clue how to start my videos most of the time. My camera is currently on its last legs (broken shutter, the black spot which is unremovable and which i call the black dotted demon). I realise that the best way to let go is to concerntrate on my progression instead. The lessons that i learn in life i will grow from.

Loving myself

Because nobody knows you better than you know yourself. You are the key to your own happiness.

Bunny Hugs,

Hayley

xxx

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Missing You At Christmas

Tonight I've lit a candle to represent all of the loved ones and family members who aren't with us anymore to celebrate Christmas tomorrow.

I just wanted to write this small post and let you know that it's OK to be sad and have a good cry if you need it.

Remember to concentrate on the people who bring joy to your life and the good things.
Bunny Hugs,

Hayley

xxx

Waitrose Hydration Range - Shea Butter Allergy

Hi everyone

I decided to go cruelty-free with my beauty products in April this year and I have been researching and finding alternatives which I can use. I love sharing with you, my best buys and bargains.

Waitrose own brand of skincare products are cruelty-free, vegan and leaping bunny logo certified and this makes me incredibly happy.

I had been wanting to try and review the Waitrose Pure Hydration range for a long time. The Hydration range says it's suitable for sensitive skin and fragrance-free which is what I require for my skin.
Last night I applied the Hydration Face Mask (£2) all over my face and within minutes my face felt like it was burning.
I washed the facemask immediately off and my face was bright red. I was in shock that I was having an allergic reaction to a product which was supposed to be for sensitive skin. 
The main ingredient used in the Hydration range is Shea Butter.

I have identitfied this as one of my allergy triggers and i will be avoiding these products from now on.

After researching and googling about Shea butter I found that some Shea butter formulas contains a natural latex.  I am aware of my allergy to latex as I had a patch test in 2009 but i didn't know that it could be in Shea butter.

I have used Shea butter products before and my skin has been fine. I think this is a case of it being a bad batch.

Waitrose have another range of skincare products which is called "Pure" which is in the blue packaging. This does not contain shea butter. 

I popped into my local Waitrose this afternoon to return the items.  I got an apology and a full cash refund.

Bunny Hugs,

Hayley

xxx

Monday, 12 December 2016

5 Top Legitimate Websites That Offer Free Stuff

Hi everyone

Everybody loves freebies and most will agree with the fact that saving money is an extremely good virtue. However, being able to take advantage of free stuff is that much more gratifying. There are various places that you can take advantage of brand-name products on a regular basis for fee. Some of these businesses include Sainsburys that often give away samples that are free. Just a quick search when on the Internet will pull up an extensive range of freebie and samples for free.

Unfortunately not all the freebie websites have been created in the same way and in fact many of them are pretty useless. These sites often bombard your email inbox with so much mail everyday which causes you to keep reading and clicking in the false hope of getting free items that may be of use to you.

Below is a list of 5 top websites that actually give free items that you may use or need.

1.BzzAgent

This website is associated with product testing which offers the opportunity to try out all types of products in your home. However, you will need to be prepared to invest a bit of time in order to test out these products as well as writing a review once you have tried them out. This is the type of website that will also reward you if you are able to assist in making their products popular within your contacts and friends circles. This is why the website is named Bzz Agent.

2. FreeStuff Baby

This website offers free products which are not only restricted to only sample products. They also include coupons, great deals and entry into the sweepstakes that offer a way for you to get hold of even more free stuff. Organized a bit like Pinterest, you can expect to view fantastic deals and all the  latest freebies in pictorial vivid illustrations which make it far easier to locate what you may be interested in.

3. Gratisfaction

This is the website that is aimed at pets. So if you have beloved animals in your home you may want to take advantage of a few of the free samples on offer. They also offer freebies UK and whatever you may be in search of this site will not disappoint you.

4. Freegle

At the end part of 2010, the rival to the site Freecycle was established known as iloveFreegle.org. Most of the Freegle groups formed a part of the Freecycle Network. However, they soon broke away in order to form their own sites due to the untenable changes. Once you have signed up for free on the website you are able to post offers on what you would like to give away or post wanted ads on items you need. It is far smaller that Freecyle but has over 354 groups in the UK along along with 1.3 million members it seems to be catching up.

5.Gumtree

Gumtree.com is described as the “classified community” which is available in the majority of towns and cities in Ireland and the UK. This site is one of the best sites to advertise items for sale for free as well as smaller ads for jobs and rental properties. It also features what is known as a freebie-section. Some of the freebies on offer include free haircuts, animals and unwanted pieces of furniture or household items.

Why Do Businesses Give Away Free Items?

Many people often wonder what can companies gain by giving away free products? This is due to that these companies believe that the individuals who receive these freebies often turn into customers. If the recipient is able to enjoy the product, the company is able to grow their customer base.

Giving away free items often does not translate into immediate buying and the fact that the products are in active use is a far better proposition for the business. However, the person who receives these free items is the one to gain the most.

Takeaway

There are various websites which give away free products and samples but this is often accompanied by a bombardment of junk emails. Receiving mails from these websites is expected. 

The deal is that in exchange for the free items they will send you advertising in the form of emails. But unfortunately there are a variety of websites that will offer these freebies that will often never materialize. In addition, they have your email address which means they will continue to send you junk emails.


For this reason it is advisable to only use legitimate and safe sites that actually offer real stuff. Stay away from the sites that will only be able to offer you with “free” junk emails in exchange.

Here is a picture with some of the amazing things which i have recieved from these legitimate free websites.
Will you be signing up for free stuff now i have told you about these websites? 

Let me know in the comments below.

Bunny Hugs,

Hayley 

xxx

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Katjes Magic Candy Factory Comes To Nottingham

Hi Bunnies!

On Friday 25th November I was invited to come and have a look at Katjes Magic Candy pop up shop in Victoria Centre, Nottingham.

Katjes Magic Candy store was located at the back of Victoria Centre opposite HMV.
Katjes Magic Candy Factory has the worlds first 3D candy printer and it allows you print your own customised gummy design. This is created by a tablet device which connects to the printer. You can choose from a large variety of designs, shapes and text. The tablet also allows you to be able to print your own photograph or selfie.
I decided to get my brand name "BunnyMoonstone" printed with my horoscope (Aquarius) symbol underneath. The 3D candy printer also contains a little camera on the top right-hand corner which records a time lapse of your design being printed. This will be sent to you in an email which you can access to through a web link.

The customised printed candy is retailed at £10 which I think is a fair price as it's a customised service and the packaging which it comes in is beautifully presented.
The magic mix and make was on the opposite side of the shop from the printers. This is were you could pick and choose your own sweets in a personalised box, jar or in a christmas bauble. Prices were from £6. The candy is vegetarian, vegan,  gluten free and gmo free (depending on what you choose). The coloured labels on each dispenser tells you what dietry requirements is in a particular candy.
After i visted Katjes Magical Candy Factory then i looked and filmed around Nottingham's Winter Wonderland.

Watch the vlog below :)

Enjoy!

Bunny Hugs,

Hayley

xxx

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Hi my name is Hayley. I'm from Nottingham in the UK.I like to write and share my thoughts in this blog about my adventures, cruelty free beauty products and art projects. I also have a YouTube channel which i upload regular content onto :)