Good evening beautiful souls,

In light of it being International Women’s Day I thought I would share a few of my favourite movies about strong beautiful inspirational women!! This list could be endless but here’s just a few that first came to mind. I’ve taken the brief synopsis from IMDb to give you a mini idea of what the movies are about in case you don’t know about them already. I love all of these and highly recommend them – so if you haven’t already seen them you really should add them to your to-watch list!


A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.


A Mighty Heart

Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan.



Erin Brockovitch

An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city’s water supply.



The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.



Hidden Figures

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.




To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China’s greatest heroines in the process.



The Help

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

The Danish Girl

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.



Legally Blond

Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, while she is there she figures out that there is more to her than just looks.



The Theory Of Everything

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen HawkingΒ and his wife.

I’d love to know if you have seen any of these and what your favourite badass female role movies are! Please let me know πŸ’Ÿ

Love Carina xo


Good evening beautiful souls,

I’ve had a make up post in the planning for weeks and so I’m excited to finally share it with you. I think this may even be a first on my blog! So please let me know if you’d like more makeup style posts in future.

Note : not all products used are vegan, although I have stopped buying non vegan makeup products now, I am not just going to waste all the makeup I already own by throwing them away because they are not vegan.

I love this look because it has a bit of sparkle perfect for a night out but is also still natural enough for a fresh everyday work look.

Products used for this look:

NYX Pore Filler Primer – Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (fair 1) – The Body Shop Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation (Railay Beach 014) – Collection Eye Brow Kit – Sleek i-Divine Vintage Romance eyeshadow palette – Collection Glam Crystals Gel Liner (Funk 3) – The Body Shop Smokey Black Eye Definer – Natural Collection Lash Build Mascara (Black) – Collection Lip Liner (10 Cholcolate) – Collection Lasting Colour Lipstick (Vintage Rose 13)


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Love Carina xo


Good evening beautiful souls,

The other day I had the most delightful food and thus wanted to share what I ate with you!

I started my day with a beautiful smoothie bowl filled with lots of vitamins and sprinkled with goodness including chia seeds, cocoa nibs, nuts, goji berries and fruit. It was the first time I’d tried a dragon fruit and I was so excited but then sadly disappointed when I discovered that there was nothing too it, no flavour. However I must admit it does look cool!!

For lunch I made Jessica and myself some tofu scramble on toast. I added tomatoes and kidney beans which gave it that something extra and it wasn’t bad at all, but what really made it for me was the delicious asparagus tips we topped it with – mmmm… I will definitely be making this again soon!!

For dinner I invited Anna over and made a vegan bolognese from scratch. This has to be one of my favourite meals at the moment it is just soooo good! I’ll definitely be sharing the recipe with you at some point!

Well the you have it lovelies, what I eat in a day!! Hope you enjoyed reading this post and if there’s ever any recipes you’d like, do let me know!

Love Carina xo


Good evening beautiful souls,

How has your day been?! Have you been enjoying the snow as much as me?!

I was lucky enough to have a day off today, or should I say unlucky because both cafΓ©s I work at shut today anyway because of the wintery weather snowing everyone in. Yesterday I said I just wanted the spring and sunshine already, but when it snows properly like this I can’t help but change my mind because I do kinda love a winter wonderland!

I spent the morning doing some summer holiday research and then finally being crafty and starting to work on a Lino print which made me really happy! In the afternoon Jessica and I wrapped up warm, put on our wellies (she had to borrow my second pair and needed 4 pairs of socks because of her little size 3 feet aha) and walked into Durham to get some shopping done!

aden with heavy shopping bags full of groceries to make vegan spaghetti bolognese for dinner and ingredients for yummy cocktails we hopped on the bus back home.

Once home we cleaned the house ready for Anna who is coming over for dinner any minute now for dinner and then we’ll probably sit down and watch the Theory of Everything. Has you seen this movie?! It’s amazing and I definitely recommend it!!

Anyway I better start cooking!

I hope you’ve had wonderful day too, maybe even been off work?!

Love Carina