Nikki Strange x House of Kind

Hello lovelies! Sorry this post is up a bit later than usual! I had to grab the opportunity this morning when Jamie was up early for once and clean the flat. We haven’t cleaned for a while and things had started to get quite messy. Neither of us really enjoy cleaning and it’s one of those things, we’d rather do other things when we’ve got a spare moment but today was the day to get it done and there are few things that make me as happy as a clean flat! Okay, maybe a slight exaggeration but it does make you feel good!

I feel like a good grown up when our home is tidy. Jamie looks at me all confused and sceptically when I say that, he doesn’t get it haha.

I was at the gym this morning because this evening Faye’s sustainability society at uni are having a screening of the documentary “A Plastic Ocean” combined with a panel discussion with some incredibly inspiring individuals such as Doug Allan who’s been the cameraman for several wildlife programmes on the BBC such as Blue Planet!! How cool is that?! I’m so excited to hear their thoughts on the state of the planet. I’ve watched Plastic Ocean before but am looking forward to seeing it again and being reminded of why it’s so important to reduce our plastic waste. I’m currently working on a post of how I’ve reduced my plastic waste and can’t wait to share it with you guys when I’m done.

Speaking of living sustainably and purchasing more consciously, this makeup bag arrived the other day from the amazing House of Kind. For Christmas I asked Santa for a new one since the one I have I’ve had for probably ten years and let’s just say it was due an upgrade! It was falling to pieces. My sisters so kindly gave me money towards buying this one I’d seen on House of Kind from the brand Nikki Strange and I haven’t had a chance to order it until now but better late than never.

House of Kind is a lovely one stop web shop for all kinds of lovely ethical and sustainable purchases. I loved the brand Nikki Strange’s beautiful patterns on their makeup bags and the ethos of their brand. The prints on the bag are designed by Nikki herself printed with eco-friendly inkjet fabric. The bags are made of cotton and are hand sewn in London by unemployed women in the area giving them textile training and work opportunities. How incredible is that?

I absolutely love the print, it’s stunning and the bag feels so special instead of just buying one on the high street I love that there are brands out there making a difference whilst producing beautiful things. It just shows, you can make a difference with anything you do when you start at business.

There are loads of other lovely things on House of Kind such as candles, diffusers, cushions, beauty, jewellery and so much more! You really need to have a look.

I thought I’d just give you guys this tip because I was so incredibly happy with my purchase when I opened my delivery. Something that made it even more special was the handwritten note from the founders Cat and Raina. A beautiful touch.

M xxx

Published by madeleineskristensen

Madeleine Moves is a blog celebrating a love of exercise, food, travelling and life. I love being active, exercising and being out and about. With my blog I hope to spread this joy and inspire you to be your best. Who am I? I’m Madeleine (surprise). I’m a Swede who lives in the vibrant city of Glasgow in Scotland. I moved here for my university studies and in summer 2016 I graduated with a degree in Business and Management at University of Glasgow. My keyword has always been balance. I love eating healthy food but I also love to indulge once in a while. You need to enjoy life at the end of the day and limiting yourself is not the way to go. With this I would like to say welcome to Madeleine Moves. Love, Madeleine

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