Hey guys! If you read this blog you may know that I try to promote and use as many cruelty-free and vegan products as I can. So when I recently ran out of my LUSH shampoo I went looking for another animal-friendly brand to try on my hair! I was recommended the brand Noughty a while ago by their twitter team when I asked twitter in general if there were any vegan hair product brands that were available on the high street, so I decided to give them a go!

Noughty products are both vegan and cruelty-free which is great in my book! I love the animal testing disclaimer on the back of their product, it’s really sweet and you can tell that they have put a lot of effort into manufacturing a product that endeavours to be animal-friendly and use as many natural ingredients as possible. On their website they promote the fact that they don’t use ingredients such as silicone, sulphate or parabens and pride their products on being 97% natural.

I got the ‘To The Rescue’ shampoo product from my local Superdrug but you can also buy the products online at Superdrug or at Noughty’s website here. It was quite reasonably priced at £6.99 – not as cheap as a lot of other, animal-testing, brands but I never mind paying extra for animal-friendly brands. I love the packaging design of the shampoo, it’s a really sleek, aesthetic-looking product and the colour scheme is really effective and eye-catching:

When I used the shampoo for the first time, I fell in love with the smell of it! It smells absolutely heavenly, like a rich almond and vanilla aroma and I can’t get enough of it. It was quite hard to work the shampoo into a lather that reached my roots, I had to really put some effort in to get it to penetrate all the way to my scalp but I’m not sure if thats because my hair is so thick rather than the shampoo! Once I’d got it there though, it worked really well – my hair felt super soft and clean once it was dried and it smelled amazing! I can’t wait to go out and buy the partner conditioner and see what it’s like! I would definitely recommend this brand and am really happy with my purchase!

Thanks for reading, let me know if you can recommend any more vegan hair product brands that you’ve found to be really good because I love reviewing them!

Love Maddie xxx

Hi guys! I recently got a new tattoo and wanted to share my experience with you! I also haven’t blogged in ages so I apologise for my absence!

So a little insight into me: I LOVE having tattoos. When I was younger I was quite influenced by my parents who have a very conservative/old-fashioned view on tattoos and so I used to think having any would impair my employability (I know, I was young and impressionable and didn’t have any real world experience to know that isn’t the case!). But fast-forward 4 years and I now have 12 tattoos – some small, some big, but all pieces of art that I love having on my body! (And I am also employed as an Assistant Management Accountant so they don’t seem to have affected my career!)

I decided recently that I wanted to get my left thigh tattooed (my right one is already done) and so I started designing a piece that I thought would look cute and that I was happy with. I’m really lucky in that the tattooists I have been to and go to currently will take my design and keep the main parts of it but improve it and add their own influence to it so it’s still something I had creative input into 🙂

I currently go to a lovely tattooist called Emma Arietti who works at Rivergate Tattoo in Luton. I’ve known her since she was an apprentice and seen her work develop into what it is today first-hand and I DEFINITELY recommend her! Her style is mainly traditional pieces but she’s got such a great range as well, check her instagram out here!

Here’s the design that I gave to Emma:

And here is the finished tattoo which took about an hour and a half/ 2 hours :

As you can see the design and finished tattoo are really similar which I am super pleased with! I couldn’t decide whether to get any shading on it to match the one on my other leg but I think it looks pretty cool having one shaded and one just in line work with the different line weights! I’m now itching for my next one!

At some point I might write a post or do a YouTube video about all the tattoos that I have in case anyone is interested, and I also maybe want to write about the stigma surrounding tattoos and jobs/careers etc because it’s a really interesting subject! Let me know if there’s anything you want to know about tattoos or anything you would enjoy reading on the subject!

Thanks for reading

Love Maddie xxx