Plant pops

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Plant pops are made of lotus seeds. Popped Lotus Seeds come from the seeds of the water lily plant, a type of lotus flower. They are sourced these seeds 
from farmers in Bihar, India where they are sustainably grown and harvested. The seeds are collected from lotus ponds, dried, and popped. The seeds are then roasted and seasoned using delicious ingredients and don’t ever use anything artificial or any preservatives.

They are vegan, gluten free and under 100 calories

They come in a variety of flavours and the two I tried were:

Himalayan salt

Smoked chilli

I enjoyed both but preferred the Himalayan salt ones. They are both quite filling and are a healthy snack.

Have you ever tried these?

Sarah x

Organic Rose Geranium Eye and Face Cream

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Earthbits is a great site for natural skincare and make up. All of their packaging is plastic-free and completely recyclable, and they make sure that all our products are not just environmentally friendly, but they are also durable and high quality, to avoid unnecessary waste whenever possible.

They stock a variety of brands, one of which being Heavenly organics.

Heavenly Organics Skin Care founder, Mary-Anne created the business after she embraced an organic, vegan lifestyle and desperately struggled to find skincare that met both her ethical & skin’s requirements. Finding that so many products were laden with unnecessary and unpronounceable chemicals, Mary-Anne decided to make her own, just using a few, simple organic and natural ingredients. Friends began to use her skincare and the feedback was so overwhelmingly positive that a new enterprise began.

I have been trying out:

Organic Rose Geranium Eye and Face Cream

• Plastic Free

• Handmade

• Vegan

• Cruelty-Free

• Made in the UK

• Palm Oil Free

• Rich in Fair Trade Shea Butter

• Made with organic natural ingredients

With its astringent properties, rose geranium can also help reduce enlarged pores.  It is a balancing oil so can do wonders for balancing out uneven skin tone.  Being anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-fungal anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-septic  it is incredible with treating acne, blemishes and spots. 

The moisturiser comes in a really cute pot and you only need a small pea size amount to use over your whole face. Site is safe to use around your eyes too. Often face creams shouldn’t be used around the eye area and you have to use separate eye creams but this one can be used all over the face and eyes. It leaves your face feeling fresh and moisturised without leaving a sticky residue.

What face cream are you using at the moment?

Sarah x

How to Declutter Your Home & Adopt A Minimalist Style

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Over many months and years, it’s easy to accrue a lot of ‘stuff’ inside your home. Whether you have a thing for furniture, an eye for artwork or a simple inability to throw stuff away, your home can easily become overrun with bits and bobs that don’t really serve a purpose. Figuring out how you can declutter your home to achieve a blank slate needn’t be as difficult as you might think, as it needn’t be a huge project as you may initially imagine it to be. So, if you would like to find more about how you can adopt more of a minimalistic design and atmosphere inside your home, then read on to uncover some of the best top tips and tricks that you can make the most of today!

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Start Sorting 

Sorting through your stuff is the first place to start, as you need to identify which items can be sold, thrown away, or kept. Creating these three piles should help you to achieve a little organisation, and you can begin to get rid of the items that you no longer need. It’s easy to arrange same-day rubbish removal, so just make a pile of all of the stuff you would like to get rid of and call the professionals to ensure it’s disposed of correctly. If you’re able to find a large amount of furniture, decor and other appliances that can be sold, you can create a page on an auction website and post your prices. The keep pile should be the smallest out of all 3, and you must be very strict whenever you place something inside. Consider how often you use the item, how much you spent on it, and how much personal or emotional value it holds. 

Adopting Minimalism 

A minimalistic design maintains clean lines, little colour, and very few patterns or prints. It’s about keeping things basic and simple, with few distractions and no overpowering features that can make the space feel smaller and more claustrophobic. There’s so much information available that explains exactly how you can achieve a minimalist style inside your home, with inspirational design just a few clicks away. Each home will be different, so don’t try and aim for an unachievable goal of all white walls and floors if you have brickwork and wood. Just try your best to incorporate these features into your design plan, and utilise the shades as your chosen colour palette to abide by minimalist guidelines. 

Decluttering your home and replacing the chaos with a minimalist interior design style has never been so simple when you are able to make the most of the top tips and tricks detailed above. Don’t be afraid to experiment to find the best unique look and feel for your property, as each home is different and requires its own personal touches to meet your expectations. Getting rid of lots of your stuff can be tough, but with the option of selling to make a profit, you can make the experience seem more whorthile. 

Sarah x

Some t shirts from Femmeluxe

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If you read my posts regularly you would have seen me mention Femmeluxe a few times before and I have recently picked out some really great co ord sets as well as tracksuit bottoms, tshirts and jeans. I wanted to pick out a few more t shirts clothes to wear around the house as well as during the summer. They always have so many great things to pick from!

I wanted some more t shirts to pair with shorts or leggings to wear out as the weather is getting hotter or to wear in the house with some tracksuit bottoms. I went for these slogan t shirts and tie dye t shirts in a variety of designs/colours. They are all a great fit as they are all meant to be oversized anyway and usually I buy men’s t shirts or steal my husbands as I love oversized t shirts.

I went for all of them in a large or extra large so this is between a 10 and 14. I usually wear a 10/12 in a tshirt but these are all meant to be slightly oversized anyway so they all are perfect.

Black Leopard Print ‘Femme La Mode’ Slogan Print T-Shirt – Lilianna

L (12/14) / Black

£6.99

I love the lip design on this and have the same design in a different colour already. Their slogan t shirts are always great value and they are really soft and wash well. Ideal for around the house or to team with cycling shorts or jeans to go out in.

Black ‘Couture’ Lip Print Oversized T-Shirt – Melissa

L (12/14) / Black

£7.99

You can’t go wrong with a slogan t shirt as I mentioned above. I really like the design and it’s fits well and is really comfortable.

Black Crewneck Oversized T-Shirt – Kaia

XL (10/12) / Black

£5.99

I wanted just a plain black t shirt as well so it would go with anything. This one I picked up in an XL and it is oversized anyway but I wanted it to be loose as I don’t really like tight clothing in the summer. Their basic t shirts are good quality and I plan to pick up some other colours too.

Lilac Tie Dye Oversized T-Shirt – Veda

L (10/12) / Lilac

£8.99

Tie dye is so fashionable at the moment and this lilac t shirt looks so good with skinny jeans or leggings or as the weather gets nicer it would look really good with denim shorts or black cycling style shorts. It is really soft and comfortable and I love the fit. I already had this one in pink and blue and wear it all the time!

The delivery is always really quick which is great, as I hate having to wait ages for online orders to turn up! The prices are always really reasonable too and considering how cheap they are, they are really great quality. I am always skeptical about ordering clothes online as you can’t feel them to know the quality but these are so good and for the quality I would have expected them to be more expensive!

Sarah x

Redesign Your Office To Comply With Social Distancing Laws

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Every country is going to implement social distancing laws at the office, if they haven’t already. You should take the time to read through the government rules and regulations to avoid fines and obey the compliance laws. However, some simple changes to your office could be done overnight or perhaps, in one weekend. If you plan ahead, you can be back in business in just a few days and start bringing back your employees from their remote at-home working areas. This can be done with these following measures.

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Clear out the old

If you were about to throw out some of your old furniture but kept it around because you needed it for your growing workforce, now is the time to replace it or throw it out. Just browse this site and you’ll find that they arrive at your business, and lift all your furniture away themselves. Desks, tables, chairs and even old computers, they will pick up for you and remove them the proper way. They have a prompt service so you can call them in the morning and they’ll arrive by afternoon or by the evening. It’s a city-wide service too, so no matter where you are they can get to you in just a few minutes. Get rid of your old equipment and decor, to make way for newer things and less of it.

 

Social distancing desks

Employees have to be given their space so they don’t feel that their safety is put in peril. It’s not just for your office but for your business. If one worker were to get sick with the virus, they would spread it to everyone. So move the desks apart, by 2 meters and make sure to measure it out. Put tape on the floor so you know where the desks should be standing. If one person moves their desk away for some reason, you can move it back to a safe distance. Not having to share things on the desk, such as pens, staplers and other stationery is the best way to handle the new circumstances. Just limit sharing as much as you can.

General health

Your place of work has to have sanitizer bottles all around the floor. Have sanitizer bottles on tables, desks, in bathrooms and in office meeting rooms. You should also instruct your workers to wear masks or gloves if they can. Keeping the air flowing around the room will limit the chances of the virus being able to latch onto a surface, so put your air conditioning on or open your windows. Make sure that your employees are not itching their eyes or mouth with their bare hands or make them use the sanitizer before they do. If one employee is not obeying the new regulations you put in place, then encourage your employees to report them so they can face disciplinary action.

It’s not a major task to reshape and redesign your office to comply with the new social distancing laws. Use a removal company to get rid of your old things and bring in new equipment to help you. 

Sarah x