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March 11, 2016

UPDATES?! || Cruelty Free? Cleaning out?

I feel like every couple of months I am back to do another one of these damned update and apology blog posts and, for goodness sakes, I am sick of them. The sooner I get better at juggling work, blogging and my personal life, the better! I've been low key avoiding getting back into things because I don't know how to apologise for being MIA without saying the things I've said a million times before but, realistically, I don't have to.

Everything I said in my Heart to Heart in November is true; Life is busy, family comes first and friends are more important that you'll realise.

All that aside, I miss the blogosphere and I'm back. I've had a few ideas about a few changes I want to make so now is as good a time as any to talk about them, don't you think?

Firstly, let's talk cruelty free. Animal testing etc. is something that I chose to be naive about for a very long time. I definitely took the what I don't know won't hurt me approach for far too long and, in the meantime, innocent animals were being harmed and/or *gulp* killed. How is that fair? It's not. My best friend has been asking me to write about cruelty free products on the blog for a while now but I haven't ever done it. Why? Because it meant acknowledging that I consciously purchase products that are tested on animals. I've been thinking a lot about it lately and I've decided that I want to try and make the transition to using more cruelty free products, be that make up, haircare or skincare etc. I'm not saying I'm 100% living the cruelty free life now, nor am I saying that is it a permanent life choice, but I'll be giving it a shot and I home you can support that. 

With that in mind, if there is any cruelty free brands that you'd recommend, please let me know! Help a sister out.

Along somewhat similar lines, I'm trying to use shit stuff up. I have so many back ups and spares of products and I want to start using them up. They're all stored well so, in theory, they should be fine but nothing last forever and what's the point of keeping things when they're just going to collect dust? Many of the products I have in back up aren't necessarily cruelty free but I will be using them up, I just won't replace them. There's no point in throwing something out that I've already purchase/received. Instead, I'll be making a conscious choice not to replace it.  

Another way of de-cluttering is the fact that I have, once again, updated my blog sale. There are a lot of new products on there so if you're interested in picking up some great cosmetics, hair and skincare bits, check out this link. Everything I am selling is described in as much detail as possible and, remember, I am only selling the items because I want them to go to a loving home where they'll be appreciated and used. 

Lastly, I want to get a bit more personal on here. Talking about make up and beauty etc. is all well and good but there's so much more to me than that and I don't think that's necessarily reflected on the blog as much as it could be. I don't quite know what this will look like yet as, let's be real, I'm not that exciting but we'll see. Maybe I'll talk about 'stuff' that's a little more personal to me or maybe every now and then I'll just talk you through my day. 

I love blogging and I miss it a lot so, once I find the balance I'm still searching for, we'll be back onto something really good. 

Peace out.

Tiny Hand With Heart