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Life with Anxiety | Mental Health | ELLEKATE

A month ago I went to post this, for some reason I decided not to for the simple fact that I was scared... I shouldn't have to be scared because I know now more than ever I am not the only one. So here we go.Something a lot of you will have probably heard a million time before.But for a short few, they will never know what it feels like to experience a panic attack, or living with anxiety. I secretly envy that.At the beginning of this year, I posted a post how for the last year my anxiety had never been worse, and I put it out there thinking it would be a fresh st[...]

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Floral Love | Spring Style | ELLEKATE

As requested, back today with another style post for you all!We all are officially ready for the summer following the past few days of total sunshine, sweaters and boots are back in the cupboard (for at least a couple days) and t-shirts and skirts are well and truly out and about. Its fair to say there are a couple of rather unusual trends which have been showing up at the moment, but my favourite has to be this modern romance. Full of florals, lighter colours and adding your own personal flair to the look. I think the best way to represent this trend would be bol[...]

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Lush Haul | ELLEKATE

Sadly,Christmas now feels more of a distant memory, do not worry. I have a post that might bring a little bit of spirit back into your hearts. As most of you reading this are probably well aware, to mark the end of the Christmas sales, LUSH sell off all of their holiday seasons items for half price.(screams with joy)Each year, I have walked past the Newcastle store usually popping in and treating myself to one of the Snow Fairy shower gels, my all-time favourite Lush product. This time, I took that rather a bit further than in previous years.You may be thinking t[...]

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Time To Close This Chapter | ELLEKATE

It began with dreams, high hopes.Daily I would be reminding myself that I should allow to take each day as it comes, not just overthinking what had already came to be. But, as the days would go by for some bizarre reason I found it getting worse. Come summer I thought I had hit a high, but let's just say I may as well had taken one step forward and ten back.As much as I would love to sit here, getting into full depth over how my life came to end me deciding not to celebrate the ending of 2017; but that's not something I don't think I could be emotionally ready to[...]

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Beach Haze | ELLEKATE

Hey,The other day my fabulously talented friend Jess came up from Leeds for a few days. If happen to have been a reader of this blog for a long time, you will then be aware of Jess's work (as she's incredible).Long story short, we decided to go and test out my new Olympus Pen E-PL8 to the full with a beach based shoot and what follows is the outcome. Hope you all enjoy.Ellie Xp.s. If you have a spare moment please go check more of Jess's work out, you will not be sorry !JESS ---- https://www.instagram.com/rosejessphotography/[...]

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Anatomicals Product Review | ELLEKATE

Good Morning.If you all follow my social media platforms you will be well aware of my recent delivery from the wonderful Anatomicals. The brand was ever so kind to have sent over three of their products for me to try out for myself and let you all know my thoughts. A couple of weeks on, and I can happily say that these are well worth a purchase, not only on quality but on price. All of these thoughts are my own, I haven’t been asked to say any of this on behalf of the brand but I felt as if this was a one worth sharing.Another wonderful bonus with Anatomicals ar[...]

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WHATS IN MY BAG | ELLEKATE

Morning,So! Getting back into the blog posts for the summer. The kind folks over at Marc B the other week sent me my new favourite pieces of arm candy and I thought it would be a great opportunity to share what exactly it is that I carry around with me on a day to day basis.I have two purses. There is, however, a method to my madness, In the first bigger one which is a Marc Jacobs Zip Purse, I carry all the necessary and unnecessary cards from credit to promotional ones from the smoothie shop around the corner. In the second I have my contactless cards so I don't[...]

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Favourite Cruelty Free Beauty Brands | ELLEKATE

Good Morning,In the past ive posted the occasional post towards my cruelty free ways on the blog, but mainly in facebook rants into how people are still oblivious to the fact of what actually happens in these testing facilities. But, do not worry, today we are talking all about the best cruelty free brands that are on the market. Some are at high street prices, others, not so much. Ive made sure that I have left out all the brand which have parent companies which do test, as I know some people prefer that there is no involvement what so ever. Getting straight in[...]

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Stuck in the Upside Down │ Day Trip Away

Nope this isn't a Stranger Things related post,I just enjoyed the reference... sorry.Lately, there has been a hell of a lot of University work and I wouldn't mind being able to just maintaining that but there has been other issues surrounding the past month and I felt like there was something I needed to do to refresh my mind. Get some clarity.Since we are in the half term, me and Jack decided to get away for the afternoon and go somewhere nice. When I was little I always wanted to run off to the Lake District when ever there was something bothering me, and so I k[...]

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Goodbye Cruelty │ ELLEKATE

Good Afternoon,Slightly off topic today but I think this is defiantly a subject that I would like to discuss on here. That topic being animal cruelty, and what I'm doing with my personal life to stop all that. Since of around April of this year there has been a real change in attitude of how I feel about certain products and lifestyle choices that not only have been noticed by myself but by friends and family members. Around 2 years ago, I turned Vegetarian. It wasn't a long coming decision although I didn't really ever eat red meat even as a child, it was very mu[...]