Pure Dog Food*

Having a dog that can sometimes be a fussy eater is always a struggle, especially when I like to keep her on a mostly wheat free diet. When I was offered the chance to try out Pure Pet Food, having seen the ravings it has had on the big wide web, I thought great. 


Pure Pet Food has been on Dragon's Den, and even turned their offer down. They have strived to make their company what it is, so good on them! 

My Little Box July 2017 Seashell Edition

This Months theme was Seashell and the majority of the box's contents flowed well together. I really enjoyed the continued summer theme, especially with the weather being so spotty.


The lifestyle items are a combination of cute and handy. We got a Traveler Pouch-Pillow, a really neat idea I thought. You can fit some essentials inside, such as sun-screen, some money and/ or a little make-up. You can blow it up too, which makes a surprisingly comfortable pillow, even with it filled up. I will certainly be taking this on holiday with me in September. 

Nuxe & Nanogen Review*


I did my first ever live stream review of some products from Nuxe & Nanogen, you can check out the video below, I was paired with the lovely Jade from Raising the Rings. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed doing it.


We both got to take away a couple of the products, so I thought I would do a full review of the ones I took away.

First up is the Nuxe product the Shimmering Multi-Purpose Dry Oil, R.R.P £34.00 for 100ml.
The bottle comes with a spray top and a beautiful glass casing. It can be used all over your body, face and hair, literally true to it's word at being multi-purpose. 

I have used this product for a while now and have had not complaints so far. I have used it in my hair, both after washing and before washing, either way doesn't leave my hair greasy. Unless I use an excessive amount obviously. I love the smell too, it is a subtle scent but really does make you feel luxurious.

Applied as a moisturiser to my face and neck after cleansing I have had no breakouts, I think mainly due to the fact that this is such a lightweight formula. I know that we touched on the shimmer in the video, but I have found that it is very subtle and when applied under foundation, it is not noticeable at all. 

Next up is the Nanogen Root Boost Hair Thickening Spray with Sun Damage Protection, R.R.P £12.95 with a 30 day money back guarantee. The formula was scientifically created to contain active sun protective ingredients in order to prevent harmful sun damage and minimise colour fading. The blend of unique ingredients help lift and volumise the hair, although in my mind the most efficient way to create volume when blow drying is to blow dry your hair upside down.

The formula also contains Keratin to prevent breakage and soothing Niacinamide to help care for your scalp. I do really like the way this spray smells and after using it for a few weeks now, I have to say that it hasn't made my air greasy, but I haven't noticed that much of a difference in terms of thickness or breakage.


If you want to get your hands on some Nanogen goodies, they have an exclusive discount available for a limited time, so get it before it runs out with nanogen10. 

* I received these products from Nuxe & Nanogen for The Fashion Hub for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased feedback, all my views and opinions are my own and have not been influenced in anyway. Please see my Disclaimer for more information.


Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

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My Tiny Box

I won another competition on Instagram! This time through My Little Box, and boy am I happy. This tiny little box is so cute, full of miniature treats.


We received a tiny note book and pencils, along with some stickers. The notebook is literally the same height as my thumb.


Next up is this gorgeous Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Le Rouge, a classic red. Full size retails for £27.00. The packaging is a gorgeous gold casing that also doubles as a mirror, whilst the lipstick itself is a moisturising formula with spf 15. The finish is a satin look that is supposed to last for up to 6 hours. As always I smelt the lipstick and have to say it smelt very sweet and fragrant, not at all cheap.

The final item in the box was another Yves Saint Laurent item, Mon Paris Perfume, full size retails for £58.00. The perfume is a very sophisticated scent, bergamot, raspberry and blackberry open up the fragrance and hit you first. Making way for the intoxicating Datura flower and woody sensuality of patchouli and white musk. I would definitely purchase this full size, I have been using it everyday since receiving the box.


Overall I was so happy to have received this exclusive box and have been one of the lucky winners. 

Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

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My New love hate relationship for Coeliac Diesease

I have been a Coeliac for well over 6 years now, and have made peace with it even when it can still be difficult at times for me to eat out etc. I keep to a strict diet and try to keep all my vitamins, calcium and iron up too. I thought that I had been doing pretty well, especially when I had a bone density scan which all came back fine; however I was still getting increasingly fatigued.


The doctors finally tested for more than a standard blood test, after about three normal ones I might add, where they checked my Vitamin D levels. Well low and behold they found that I was low.

Typically I was found to be insufficient not deficient so I didn't qualify for a prescription.

Vitamin D is supposed to help your body absorb calcium, so obviously this worried me a little but not much can be done about the past, but there can now. So I am on a high dose of Vitamin D everyday.

I have done some research and looked into the causes of becoming low on Vitamin D, and guess what none apply to me?
  • Wearing high Sunscreen, 
  • Not spending enough time outside, 
  • Having darkly pigmented skin, which won't absorb the sun rays as well, 
  • Exclusively breastfeeding babies for prolonged time periods, 
  • Being obese.
Then again the typical causes didn't include Coeliac Disease, which is likely why I am low.
It has been recorded that 70% of Coeliacs even after diagnosis are likely to be low in Vitamin D.

Everyone reacts differently so not everyone will have the same symptoms, but here are the common ones:
  • Difficulty thinking clearly, 
  • Bone pain, 
  • Frequent bone fractures, 
  • Muscle weakness, 
  • Soft bones that may lead to deformities, 
  • Unexplained fatigue, 
  • Unexplained weight gain.
I had been extremely tired for well over a year, where I was almost falling asleep at work, having to go to sleep at 7-8pm in the evenings and struggling to wake up in the mornings. I had also put on some weight which I couldn't shift, that many people told me was just my age. Since being on a high dose of Vitamin D everyday for about 2 months, I have now lost the excess weight and am feeling much more awake. 

It is great to have my energy back and to feel like myself again, to be able to do things again. 

I just find it hard to accept my Coeliac Disease when it throws me curve balls like this every so often. 
Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

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Maui Nourish & Moisture Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner Review


I usually use Shea Moisture on my hair, so when I was looking to get some more I came across this new brand. The main thing that attracted to me to Maui Moisture was the fact that this brand was free from a lot of bad additives, like Shea Moisture.

Maui Moisture are an eco-friendly company, that was inspired by handpicked/ handcrafted ingredients that can be found on tropical islands such as Maui. Most Shampoo & Conditioners primary ingredient is deionized, chemically treated water. Unlike Maui Moisture products, which always start with a unique blend of aloe vera and coconut water.

Maui Moisture products are free of the following:
  • Gluten, 
  • Silicones, 
  • Sulfates, 
  • Parabens, 
  • Mineral Oils, 
  • Dyes and 
  • SLS.
Maui Nourish & Moisture Coconut Milk is designed for those with dry and damaged hair. The weightless coconut milk infuses the light and creamy shampoo/ conditioner along with sheer guava oil and mango butter, to break away dirt and oil and leave hair healthy, moisturised and shining. 

These used together don't build up in your hair and truly leave your hair feeling and looking like a million dollars, I find that I can leave it a few days between washing my hair again with these products. Making the cost of these justifiable. 

The Shampoo and Conditioner retail for £8.99 each. Which is cheaper than Shea Moisture, however you do get slightly less product, but for something that is not going to damage your hair with nasty additives, wouldn't you much rather pay a little more? 


Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

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