How to live a cruelty-free life… well, how to try at least!

Close up shot of make up brushes which may or may not be cruelty-free, who knows!

God loves a trier and gosh… have I tried. Just when you think you’re living a cruelty-free life, someone sneaks gelatine into your favourite snack, or your favourite beauty brand starts selling in mainland China. It’s a tricky world to navigate and unfortunately pitchfork-wielding do-gooders are always on the sidelines ready to point out your faults. So how on earth do you stay on the straight and narrow?

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OOTD: From the office to dinner

Blue damask dress from Little Misstress

Dress – Glamorous, Shoes – Primark, Bag – Little Mistress

I’m going to start with a confession. It takes me a good ten minutes to do the zip up on this dress, but I can’t bare to get rid of it! It’s not every day you find a royal blue damask print dress for a tenner, but it seems anything is possible in Manchester’s Northern Quarter!

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Everything you need to know about the Lush Cosmetics Manchester launch


It’s finally here, the moment Manchester has been waiting for – Lush Arndale has moved into a bigger and better unit! This means more products, more fun and even a quirky little hide away at the back of the shop…

I popped down to the launch after awkwardly begging Richard, the manager, for an invite. “I have added you to the list of VIPs for tomorrow. The night starts at 6pm, just head to the new store next to LEGO and Office. I’ll not say anything else as I don’t want to ruin the surprise.” As you can imagine I was absolutely thrilled to be part of the launch. In fact I’m still sat here now grinning like the Cheshire Cat.

What makes the new shop so good you ask? Well…

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