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My New Obsession

My new obsession is Obsession make-up.  Obsession is a cruelty-free and vegan brand which produces affordable, good quality make-up.  I was curious to try the brand and found them in my local Boots.  I have tried a number of products and I would recommend everything that I’ve used.  Here are my thoughts: Foundation Mixing Drops […]

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Disney Bounding

In November, I went Disney bounding for the first time in Walt Disney World Florida.  Disney bounding is wearing clothes to replicate a character without being a costume.  Adults are not allowed wear costumes in Disney (unless it is Halloween) so Disney bounding is a nice way to dress up without getting in any trouble […]

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52 Weeks of Kindness

For 2018 I decided to embark on a 52 weeks of kindness challenge.  It was a fantastic experience and it is certainly something I will continue in 2019.  Here’s a brief summary of each week:   Week 1 Donate unwanted Christmas presents.  Donate to a refuge, homeless service, hospital, direct provision centre, animal sanctuary etc. […]

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Wedding Wednesday: Surviving a Wedding Show

I should be very honest and start off this Wedding Wednesday by saying that I absolutely hate wedding shows.  They are not for me.  I personally find them to be very lacking in anything that is not traditional and I’m quite sure that I am not their target audience.  We lasted 17 minutes at the […]

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Wet n Wild’s 2018 Collection

It has been a while since I have blogged and a lot has changed, to begin with, I have a whole new website and blog name.  I’m thrilled to now be The Pumpkin Life and I feel it is much more fitting and appropriate.  I can’t think of a better brand for my first blog […]

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Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Collection from Penneys

I hope you are all wrapped up on this very cold and snowy Wedding Wednesday.  Last week I was very lucky to be invited to a showcase for the wedding collection from Penneys.  The showcase was so pretty and took place in a gorgeous venue complete with beautiful decor.  There were lots of lovely items […]

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Cruelty Free Cosmetics

 Today I want to focus on something that is very close to my heart and I’m aware it won’t be for everyone.  I’m conscious that I don’t want this post to be preachy or judgmental but I really would urge you all to consider using cruelty free cosmetics. There are so many fantastic brands that do not […]

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Practice Empathy

  “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird Empathy is about understanding. We may not have the exact experience of what another is facing and in some ways we […]

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Donate Unwanted Christmas Gifts

Happy New Year!  I have been in a bit of a blogging slump over the last few months but I feel that I have a found a new project which I’m very passionate about and can’t wait to share with all of you.  I’m so thrilled to say that today I’m launching 52 Weeks of […]

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Kat Von D Beauty

I absolutely adore Kat Von D and I have done since her Miami Ink days that eventually lead to the start of LA Ink.  I loved the stories, the art and most of all Kat’s personality.  For years I have wanted to try Kat Von D’s make-up line and I was so excited when Debenhams […]