Wednesday, 27 December 2017

2018 Goals

Hey Spookies! I know in my Christmas Tag post, I said I don't do New Year's Resolutions because I never stick to them, and yet here I am, making a post of 'resolutions' for 2018. A few things have happened recently that have made me pause for thought, and fuelled some little fires of change. Instead of big, dramatic resolutions, I've decided to set myself some goals that I hope to achieve by the end of 2018. 

Friday, 22 December 2017

Blogmas #21 | #CarnLIVal

Hey Spookies! Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend another #CarnLIVal, and as always, had an absolutely amazing time. This time, it was invite-only, so I was thrilled and honoured to have been invited. Katy and Sammy put their heart and soul into organising these events, and it always shows.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Blogmas #20 | I'm Scared of Christmas

Hey Spookies! With Christmas fast approaching, it’s so easy to feel like you must be festive and fun all day every day. It probably seems like everyone else is, but that’s far from the reality for so many people. Some things about Christmas totally terrify me and send me into a mental spin, so here we are, chatting about it.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Blogmas #12 | Liverpool Ice Festival

Hey Spookies! It's a tradition for Freddie and I to go to the Ice Festival in Liverpool every year. This year was no different, of course, and we went this evening after doing some Christmas shopping. 

Monday, 11 December 2017

Blogmas #11 | Vegan Christmas Food Guide

Hey Spookies! This is my second vegan Christmas, so I'm very excited to carry on trying vegan Christmas foods to see what my favourites are! I was a little bit nervous about my first Christmas as a vegan, so for any other first-Christmas vegans, here's a big ol' post of vegan food - either tried and tested or bought for this Christmas!

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Blogmas #8 | My Cruelty-Free Vegan Makeup Staples

Hey Spookies! I know we vegans can be hard to buy for if you're not vegan yourself, so I thought I'd pop together a little makeup post for you! This post is the lowdown on my daily staple pieces of makeup, to help give some inspiration to those struggling to find gifts for a vegan beauty lover (or a beauty lover in general - everyone can enjoy vegan makeup!).

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Blogmas #7 | Christmas Guinea Pig Cage Tour

Hey Spookies! You'll have seen in my haul post that Freddie and I might have gone a bit overboard with the Christmas treats for our furbabies, and decided to decorate their cages for Christmas. It's their first Christmas and we live to spoil them, so why not, eh? Here's a little tour of the piggie's cage, now it's all decorated and festive!

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Blogmas #6 | Self Care at Christmas

Hey Spookies! It's the busiest time of the year for an awful lot of people, and it's so easy to get swept up in the excitement of Christmas, forget to take care of yourself, and end up burning out. Even more so if you have any kind of health problems. It's so important to keep on top of self care to make the best of the holiday season, so this post is a gentle reminder to not forget about yourself this Christmas.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Blogmas #5 | The Christmas Tag

Hey Spookies! Whilst I was deciding on my list of post ideas for Blogmas, I thought it would be fun to do a Christmas tag post, so I had a little Google for one. After reading a few, my favourite actually ended up being the first search result anyway! Thank you to Morgan for creating The Christmas Tag and for doing it every year - I've enjoyed nosing through your post answers! Without further ado - here's mine. 

Monday, 4 December 2017

Blogmas #4 | Ultimate Artist Guide

Hey Spookies! Supporting artists is something you should do all year, but Christmas is definitely a good time to start! I find art to be a really meaningful gift, as it's something the person will see and think of you always, and can be personalised to make it even more special. Here's a roundup of some of my favourite artists to support this festive season! All of the images used in this post are property of the artists and were found on their shop pages/social media pages. Links to the artists are provided. 

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Blogmas #3 | Alternative Christmas Jumpers

Hey Spookies! If you're wanting to show your Christmas cheer without disrupting your goth aesthetic then this is the post for you! I've had a trawl around the web and picked out my favourite alternative choices of Christmas jumper, and I think I've found some good 'uns. 

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Blogmas #2 | Christmas Pet Haul

Hey Spookies! The one set of Christmas shoppping we've got polished off is for our beloved furbabies. They've got advent calendars, Christmas decorations for their cage, gifts, the whole shabang. Spoiling them makes Freddie and I really happy, and seeing them enjoying new toys and treats is such a delight, so even if it seems OTT, it's totally worth it!

Friday, 1 December 2017

Blogmas #1 | A Little Update!

Hello Spookies! I've been gone for a while, again (no surprises there), but I've decided to dive back into blogging by throwing myself in the deep end with Blogmas, naturally. 

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Liverpool Horror Con 2017* | Diary

Hey Spookies! You've almost certainly seen me going on about Liverpool Horror Con* endlessly to anyone who'll listen. And to people who aren't listening. Heck, I don't care, I just want to talk about it because it was the best weekend EVER. Here's the lowdown on what I got up to!

Thank you for taking this Dana - I love it!

Monday, 18 September 2017

Veda Naturals Skincare*

Hey Spookies! Recently I was lucky enough to be contacted by the lovely folk at Urban Veda, who make natural skincare products. They were kind enough to send me their Soothing Body Wash* and Soothing Exfoliating Facial Polish* to try out, and I am in love!

Monday, 11 September 2017

£1 Vegan Black Hairdye by DermaV10

Hey Spookies! Truthfully, I was a bit reluctant to try this hairdye. Hairdye can damage your hair at the best of times, so trusting something so cheap was a bit difficult. I looked up some reviews and no-one seemed to have any horror stories from using it, so I took the plunge and I'm so glad I did!

Friday, 8 September 2017

One Month Until Liverpool Horror Con*

Hey Spookies! So as you all know (as I haven’t shut up about it), I’ve been invited to The Mega Liverpool Horror Con* for the weekend to give you all the goss about the spooky and scary goings on! It’s a month away and I am bursting with excitement, so I thought I’d take this as an opportunity to go on about it just a little bit more, and to explain what Liverpool Horror Con is actually all about!

Friday, 1 September 2017

A Month in Horror Films | August 2017

Hey Spookies! Happy September - Autumn at last! Last month I had chance to watch a few horror movies, old and new(ish), so I'm back with a new 'month in horror' post to hopefully provide you with some recommendations to peruse and advice on which films might not be so great. Hope you've had a great August and my apologies for this post being a little late! 

Monday, 28 August 2017

TKMaxx Early Halloween Collection & Haul

Hey Spookies! As a self confessed Halloween-queen, it seemed only right to show you all a look at the early release Halloween products available at TKMaxx in Liverpool, and a peep at what Freddie and I bought. I wasn't sure that there would be anything in stock yet, but I saw some Instagram stories by The Spooky Vegan about TJMaxx in America having Halloween stock in, so hoped there'd be a little bit there and I was not dissapointed! 

Monday, 21 August 2017

S.O.P.H.I.E And Growing Up 'Alternative'

Hey Spookies! It's been the 10 year anniversary of Sophie Lancaster's attack recently, and of her passing away approaching, so I thought I'd post about the amazing work of S.O.P.H.I.E, a charity run by her mum, why the work of S.O.P.H.I.E is so important to me, and ways to help. This blog post is going to contain talk about bullying, violence, suicide, and self harm. 

Here's a little peep at a windswept emo Kiah circa 2010.

Thursday, 17 August 2017


Hey Spookies! Recently I was lucky enough to go to a 1-on-1 silversmithing workshop with Shop Noctua, which you can read all about here. I actually threw this outfit on with comfort and safety in mind (old clothes and covered feet were advised), but as Freddie had come to take photos of the workshop, we had the opportunity to take some outfit snaps on the way home. 

Monday, 14 August 2017

Silversmithing Workshop with Noctua

Hey Spookies! I was lucky enough to be invited to do a 1-to-1 silversmithing workshop to make stacking rings* with the amazing Noctua. I can honestly say, it was one of the most fun experiences I've ever had, and I truly loved every second of it, and left feeling really proud of myself! All of the very many pictures on this post are taken by the wonderful Freddie, who came along so I could really focus on the experience.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

The £1 Vegan Eyeliner

Hey Spookies! Today we're going to chat about what is quite literally the best eyeliner I've ever used. Ever. With no exaggeration. It's the 'Pro Liquid Eyeliner' and 'Chick Flick Eyeliner', only £1 by Makeup Gallery, found in Poundland, and has no flaws or faults at all. I absolutely adore it. I've been wearing eyeliner for around 10 years and this is by far the most amazing eyeliner I've ever graced my eyelids with!

Monday, 7 August 2017

Cruelty Free Vegan Pampering

Hey Spookies! Lately I've been feeling a bit run down, so I decided that I'd treat myself to a pamper session. I've been lucky enough to accumulate products from event goodybags over the time I've been blogging, so I thought it'd be nice to do a full afternoon of treating myself with some of the amazing vegan and cruelty-free bits I've been gifted and dying to try.

please note: Nügg facemasks are not vegan but I thought they were when writing this post - more info below

Thursday, 3 August 2017

LunatiCK Cosmetic Labs Lip Slicks

Hey Spookies! Today I’m going to chat to you about this fabulous lip product from LunatiCK Cosmetic Labs. I’ve had it for ages but hadn’t used it much until this weekend when I wore it to Liverpool Pride, and I felt absolutely gorgeous wearing it!

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Let's Talk Heavy Periods

Hi Spookies! I wanted to talk about what it's like to struggle with heavy periods, as it can be completely debilitating and yet it's something society pressures us to not talk about. Going to say now that this post will contain very graphic talk about periods and associated symptoms so if that's not for you, I'd stop reading now. 

really amused myself with the font choice, heheheh.

Monday, 24 July 2017

99 Days Until Halloween

Hey Spookies! It's finally less than 100 days until Halloween, so naturally, I'm excited already! I spend most of the year daydreaming about the most magical time of year, especially over the dreaded summer months, so knowing it's finally drawing nearer has me desperate for the month of spookiness to finally arrive. But what's so great about Halloween? I could go on all day, but I won't, don't worry!

L-R The World Atlas of Mysteries by Francis Hitching, The Napkin Art of Tim Burton, Encylopedia of the Unexplained ed. Richard Cavendish, 100 Ghosts by Dodgie Horner

Friday, 21 July 2017

Wax & Wick Workshop Review | Vegan Candles

Hey Spookies! Part of #CarnLIVal was an amazing raffle, and I'm pretty sure I won the candle of dreams. I am fairly certain I've fallen in love with a candle. It's just perfect in every way. So thank you, Wax and Wick Workshop* for gracing this planet with the most wonderful candle to ever exist.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Tell Me More Tag

Hey Spookies! The amazing Lyd from What Lyd Did has made a fabby new tag which I couldn't resist trying. I've loved everyone's answers so far and getting a good nosey into other people's thoughts on blogging so naturally, here I am, doing it myself. 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Summer #CarnLIVal | Breakout Liverpool

Hey Spookies! About that secret activity after #CarnLIVal…it was an escape room! Knowing how much Katy and Sam love escape rooms, I had a sneaking suspicion and was so freaking jazzed to discover I was correct! Breakout Liverpool were our marvellous hosts and it was so much fun!

This is such an unflattering picture of me but WE BROKE OUT!

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Summer #CarnLIVal 2017

Hey Spookies! This weekend I was lucky enough to go to the wonderful summer #CarnLIVal, organised by the bloody brilliant Katy and Sam. Every event Sam and Katy organise is simply amazing, and this was, of course, no exception! 

Monday, 3 July 2017

Veganism Doesn't Cure Everything

Hey Spookies! This post is going to contain discussion of menstruation, health problems, diet and medication. Somewhat stupidly, I decided to delve into the replies to Halsey's response to that awful tweet proclaiming that birth control isn't healthcare. She talked about symptoms she experiences with menstruation and how birth control helped that, and yet the replies were full of people insisting hormonal conraceptives weren't necessary. Among those, were people actually insisting that veganism can cure menstrual cramps. Seriously. This really, really, really grinds my gears. 

This is just a handful of the medications I rely on to live a normal life or to, you know, not die. 

Saturday, 1 July 2017

A Month in Horror Films | June '17

Hey Spookies! If you've been following my blog or my twitter account you'd know I've been especially unwell this month. This has led to a lot of time trying to rest whilst fending off boredom, so I've taken the opportunity to get cosy and watch a few horror films I'd wanted to see for a while.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Homeware Wishlist

Hey Spookies! Freddie and I have been sorting the flat out recently, and having a major clear out. We've been getting decorations and trinkets out of storage and finally finding time to make the flat more homely. It's been nearly a year since we moved in, so putting the place together was long overdue to say the least! Of course, that means I've been hunting online for more bits that would look gorgeous in our flat, and I've made a lil' wishlist of my favourite bits. 

Saturday, 24 June 2017

A Health Chat

Hey Spookies! I'm not going to beat around the bush, having a lot of health problems is really, really crap. I'm trying not to make this post whiny, but in total honesty, I've spent a lot of today crying, lying around, and feeling sorry for myself. Now's as good a time as any to talk about the effect physical health problems can have on your mental health so here goes. This post is just my own experience, and of course, these things all have different effects on different people so please bear that in mind! 

A totally unrelated picture, wasn't really sure what would fit to be honest!

Monday, 19 June 2017

Geekerella Review

Hey Spookies! Recently I was lucky enough to win a giveaway by the wonderful Holly, in partnership with Quirk Books and Publisher's Group UK. I was thrilled when a copy of Geekerella by Ashley Poston and a gorgeous pumpkin soya wax candle arrived at my door. So, welcome to my first book review! I'll avoid major plot spoilers but as the story is based on Cinderella, I'd be surprised if you didn't know the story already!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Lunchtime at Space Coffee

Hey Spookies! Today I'm serving you some chat about an amazing coffee shop in Aigburth (get it, serving? heheh). Space Coffee* not only has the coolest name but is packed with lovely little details and most importantly, delicious food, so being invited to try their food was a dream! 

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Welcome Oberst!

Hello Spookies! For this post I'm going to let Oberst take the wheel and introduce himself! 

(this is me on my first day in my new home!)

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Concrete Minerals Lip Tints

Hey Spookies! Whaddup? I've been gone again for a while but I've had a hard year and maybe it's just time to accept I'm inconsistent as heck. I've got some fabby vegan and cruelty free lip tints to tell you all about though so hopefully I'm forgiven for my abscence.