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Wild: Deodrant Subscription Box (Review)

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With July being plastic free month, I've been really trying to reduce my plastic intake and recycle or be environmentally friendly where possible. I've been trying a number of new companies and products to help reduce my carbon footprint and protect the environment whilst also being healthier for me too. 
Wild is a company which states their "mission is to shake up the throwaway culture of everyday bathroom products. Through wildly sustainable products, [they] hope to redefine the future of personal care." and I for one think it's amazing!  I signed up for the Starter Kit, which comes in this cute package and the box fits perfectly through the letter box. With that kit, you get one refill and one reusable applicator. There are four colours to choose from: orange, green, silver and the most recently added, purple. They're all gorgeous colours but I went with silver because I felt it went better in the room and because the durable aluminium and recycled plastic…

Welfare Wednesday: Human Trafficking

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Tomorrow officially makes human trafficking awareness day, July 30th. Human trafficking is the trade of humans for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others. Before studying midwifery, I never really saw how it still existed in the modern world, but the sad truth is that it still does. Whilst we don't have "slavery" as it was in the past, it still happens in differing contexts. This may encompass providing a spouse in the context of forced marriage, or the extraction of organs or tissues, including for surrogacy and ova removal.

"The Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons defines Trafficking in Persons as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of paym…

Hypnosis and Hypnobirthing: My Training!

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I have officially finished my hypnobirthing training to become an instructor and after completing my case study, I will become qualified. I wanted to do this training because I have seen the incredible benefits it has to offer, both in placement and online. I love that it not only helps promote positivity around childbirth, but also educates women on their biological process and options available.

For me, hypnobirthing was a very strange concept. I didn't believe it until I saw it, and I still didn't really understand how it worked so I think it's really important to educate on the topic. I found it really eye-opening to learn about the history of it, and from their, it have me a new perspective on the topic.

Hypnosis is not new. On fact present during the Ancient Greek and Egyptian times. Over the years, it has been historically practised for magic or religious purposes and interestingly, it was used to induce dreams to analyse medical problems. The modern hypnosis unders…

Compulsory Masks, Lake Vyrnwy and Hypnobirthing Training!

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This week had lots of celebrating, plus some big milestones in both my personal life and the country!
Click here to watch the vlog or see below! 
Whilst somewhat fortunately, the weather hadn't been too great, there was a couple of days during my Independent Learning Week, where the sun really did come out. In between writing my assessment, I was taking breaks outside and on one particularly sunny day I thought I would get the blanket out to sunbathe. Not even 5 minutes later, I'd been bitten by ants! We have also been finding what we assume to be fox poo on the grass which is also a little annoying.  The final assessment was all about our caseholding experience, which you all know I thoroughly enjoyed and absolutely loved. I was actually really excited for the assessment itself but because of the theoretical content that's expected of us to include, it ended up being a little more difficult that originally planned to get it to flow. I kept changing orders constantly!
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The Baking Club by BakedIn (June Review)

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Baked In has been a company I started following a long time ago. They make great recipe boxes, such as their delicious brownies and cakes. 
They also have a unique baking club. Each month, they deliver a unique baking kit with a recipe exclusively approved for us by Michel Roux through your letterbox.  Like their famous baking kits, it contains all of the dry ingredients you need, an easy to follow recipe card and some handy extras! You still get the joy of baking from scratch, just with no food waste, a great taste and something new to impress your friends and family with each month.
When they offered a discounted first-time offer for new subscribers so of course I jumped at the chance! I like the idea of a surprise every month, but I am also extremely fussy so I didn't want to spend the amount - whilst still relatively cheap - on something I didn't like. Luckily, the first one was Soft Pretzels...or in other words, bread.   I love how cute the box is and the community of bak…