I just love the deisgns that Design Hannah Weiland brings to life in her label Shrimps so I always love it when they drop a sale. As an avid collector I have a few items in my wardrobe as well as in my resale store, I just love this brand and often end up keeping items I had planned to resell as I just fall in love with the pieces!
I am having Cottage Core fantasies about this beautiful Eldoris Off-White dress. This may be down to many reasons including that I am a female over 30, I am queer, I live in the buring dumpster fire that is the 2020’s…who knows. What I do know is my self and thus, I cannot own this dress as whilst I imagine myself as a graceful, flower collecting nymph running through a field of wild cottage flowers with my hair flowing in the breeze. I am in reality, a walking swamp witch who cant even put on a top without getting a stain on it and is most like to get some flying cow patt slapped on her face by the wind.
I love love love this cheeky lil Navy check number, eurgh bring it to me!
They have also launched their pre seasons collection but that deserves its own post, as you know I just want to bang on about the bags for a few hundred words.
Wha are your thoughts on the sale, going to get anything or have you get your eye on something else? If so let me know below or keep in contact via our social channels.
I blame my former therapist for these purchases. It’s self care, It’s acrylic nails and it’s potential for some bad life choices.
No snark either, Holly my lovely former therapist from back in 2021 told me as part of BDD that I should find something about my body that I can pamper and be whimsical about. It didn’t take long for me to find that activity as I met my fabulous friend, Annabelle, from Really Wellness for lunch and to get our nails done. This is where I discovered acrylic nail extensions and a love affair was born. After the manicure, I was elated and I couldn’t stop looking at how lovely my nails were where I was doing things. Reaching for the ketchup became a hand model audition. Even when I was looking like a swamp witch around my house, my nails still looked amazing. This was magic!
So, yeah in hindsight I actually blame Annabelle!
There are many reasons to want to leant to do acrylics at home such as:
You are hyper-fixated on it and need to master the skill.
You know that you cannot quit beautiful nails and thus, need to learn to save money.
You are clumsy and so, need to be able to repair them at a moment’s notice.
Acrylic Nail Brush (Kolinsky Hair)– to mix and spread the acrylic power and monomer onto nail. Ideally, Kronsky nail brushes are recommended, but many lie in their adverts so if buying online make sure to read reviews.
UV Lamp – to dry the gel nail polish, otherwise it won’t set.
Nail Drill – To shape and file the nail – these are a godsend when in a rush.
Pssst!....This may seem like a lot of items but once brought you can save hundreds pretty quickly by performing your own acrylic nail application at home. There are kits available online which include many or all of these items in one bundle. I will post about the best nail kits for beginners in an upcoming post as for now, it’s all about trying and reviewing before I can recommend and compare anything – gotta be fair about these things.
Description: The Btiztlla Gel Nail Polish Kit with 120W LED Light, 12 Nail Colors including White, Nude, and Glitter Gel Nail Polish Set, UV LED Nail Lamp, No Wipe Base Top Coat, Manicure Tools, Starter Kit for Beginner DIY at Home.
Just wanted to share this competition which is running over on my Digital-coven.com blog, ya’ll!
For the launch of ‘The Modern Craft’ Edited by Claire Askew & Alice Tarbuck Watkins publishing has kindly offered 3 lucky followers one of their ‘The Modern Craft’ Book Lunch Bundles and some other goodies. Nice.
How To Enter:
To enter please leave your details below (Don’t worry we won’t use them for anything else) to enter the prize draw. To get a futher entry please visit my Bunnyscopes instagram to take part in our social giveaway.
An eclectic and radical collection of essays on witchcraft practice and the ethics of magic, The Modern Craft gives that much-needed modern context to timeless wisdom. It offers a fascinating snapshot of Powerful voices on witchcraft ethics and contemporary occult practice viewed through an intersectional lens.
Touching on a number of timely conversations, essay topics include:
the ethics of decolonization
meditations on what it means to honour
Mother Earth during the Anthropocene
the reclamation of agency for workingclass & queer witches through spellwork
If you’ve been following me for a while you will know that I have a penchant for a statement coat. Therefore, I am delighted to let you know that one of my favourites, Charlotte Simone has recently held an archive drop over on her website.
This is super exciting as her collections are usually small and with limited items available so this is a fabulous moment for collectors to get their hands on a coveted piece.
I recently had a charlotte Simone moment myself when I was having a slightly wobbly moment and online shopping seemed like to best idea ever. Long story short, I got me a pink Mary Jane.
Which I also found out is available is a red, well Pomegranate according to the site.
So stunning and of course, it’s naturally sold out but it’s nice to know that it exists in the world and I hope to see her out in the wild.
Other pieces I am having very unsavoury thoughts on are the Lulu in Dusty Blue which has been giving me blue dreams. I am not joking.
I am also obsessing over the Big Red – which, coincidentally is how I would like to be affectionately referred to by everyone moving forward.
Do you have any of these pieces or have a favourite? If so, I want to know below!
I would also LOVE to see these pieces in action so make sure to tag me in antisocial posts you see of them.
It’s safe to say that I have been feeling bloody awful as of late, I’ve taken on far too much with very little support and I have burnt myself out. So I have had to take action and start to regain control of my life so I have hired my first employee at my business to help with the workload and started to change lifestyle habits. Below are some of the ways that I have taken to help me glow up!
Kicking the Booze
I’ve actually taken a bit of a break from drinking. It wasn’t serving me anymore and was actually beginning to get in the way of things that I was trying to do. I feel so much better not waking up with a hangover and find that I can do a lot more with my time. This doesn’t mean I’ve given drinking up entirely but for now, I am seeing myself as mainly a nondrinker for the foreseeable.
You are what you eat
The pandemic messed around with many people’s diets but as I now work from home I make sure that everything I buy is fresh so that I can make healthy homemade food every day. I was guilty of being the person who ordered deliveroo every day so this is one way that I can fight back again the podge and make sure I am nourishing my body as well as I can every day. If you have any healthy recipes that you would like to share, let me know below!
Surround yourself with beautiful things
Since setting up my business I have mainly been working from home and as my flatmate has recently moved out, it was time to redecorate to make the place feel more comfortable for me. After getting up to date with the latest 2022 interior design trends I went to work choosing my new Handmade cushions and made to measure curtains – which has made a huge difference as I am starting to like my flat a bit more again, which is a miracle after being trapped in it for several lockdowns.
Exercising like a champ
I have been making sure to go out and exercise every day without fail now. I hadn’t realised until I brought a fitness tracker just how few steps and exercise I was doing every day – never good! As the weather is starting to get bright and sunnier I am excited to be able to use my evenings more to get out and about more. I am certainly not a winter gal and hate it being cold and dark earlier in the day. Eurgh.
As my job is mainly me staring at a screen all day – the joys of working in digital marketing, I have made sure to visit my local opticians to get my eyewear updated – which I love, as I like my glasses to be statement pieces. I’ve also ventured into the world of contact lenses as well after becoming paranoid about ‘Digital Eye’.
For a bit of fun, you can even test your eye health over on www.contactlenses.co.uk where they have created two eye challenges for your colour vision and your focus:
Now, when I say I love carbs, I mean that I would literally marry them, raise their babies (and that’s a pretty big deal considering I am childfree by choice) and grow old with them. I happily used to eat pasta at least once a day and when I wasn’t eating pasta, I was making something delicious to have with rice. I am also from strong Irish stock, so potatoes cropped up pretty often as well. When the lockdown hit I really wanted to take this time to overhaul my diet and actually get healthier – not that carbs aren’t healthy, they, just like everything needs to be eaten in moderation and part of a balanced diet. This is something that I wasn’t doing when it came to crabs – so I decided to look for alternatives. Below are some of my favourite replacements which are great for anyone following a Keto diet or just looking to eat fewer carbs.
All of these are my own recommendations and there are no affiliate links in the post. They are just bloody good products and bunnypudding tried and tested. Nice.
Also note, when I don’t eat in carbs I eat in cheese and chocolate. I assure you, I am eating like the Queen that I am and I don’t weigh myself, ever. If I could recommend making one life change it would be to remove scales from your life. Trust Aunt Bunny, she loves you.
Seriously Low Carb Bread
It wasn’t until I went low carb that I realised how much bread meant to me. It’s just so damn useful. I began to fantasise about sandwiches, I am rather partial to a cheese and Branston pickle now and then…and don’t get me started on the emotions that arise when I am in close proximity to a bacon sandwich. It’s deep. I was trawling the internet for a long time trying to find a low carb substitute and nothing was hitting the mark – well, until my housemate discovered the amazing Seriously Low Carb website and found the holy grail. Not only is there a fantastic low carb loaf on offer but they also do buns and best of all, cake!
30 Calories per slice and 0.9g of crabs (yes you read that right!) it really is the perfect solution. Texture-wise it is a teeny bit chewer than traditional bread but as someone who usually has bread on sandwiches or toasted it’s not really noticeable.
It’s a little pricy for some especially with postage added at £3.22 per loaf but I tend to buy in bulk and freeze some for when I just urgently need toast in my life (Which is often)
Slim Pasta, Noodles and Rice
I cannot begin to tell you how delighted I was when after vigorous Googling I came across Slim pasta. Located on the Eat Water website (interesting name!) their products offer the texture and feel of eating delicious carbs but without the actual crabs or the calories for that matter. In fact, the pasta when served is 0g Carbs, 0g Fat and 18 Calories per pack – pour me an extra spoon of Sag bol please chef! The rice is fantastic as well, and I am forever grateful to have this replacement as it means that I can still enjoy all of my favourite foods without feeling like I am missing out!
So why so low crab? Well, they make their products out of Konjac flour which is a high source of fibre and has no carbs – yasss! Konjac is prized in the East for its texture far more than its flavour – it has a very neutral, slightly salted taste. It also has a slight fishy smell which is why I recommend when you try the product that you rinse it and do not smell it. I always boil mine before I add it to anything and add bayleaf and salt to the water to add further flavour to it. If you are very particular then they also have a no-rinse and no odour option but I’m happy to do a little extra prep in order to save some pennies. And the smell goes away after rinsing. So doesn’t impact flavour at all.
Texture-wise it is very similar to pasta and I honestly don’t spot the difference, but it does depend on how picky you are about food – I am not so picky and happy to try anything other than aubergine and celery which is disgusting and I hate them both with a passion.
Price-wise, again not the cheapest option at £12.75 per pack of 5 but you can get a bargain at £5.74 (55% off) if you subscribe and save. You can also get taster packs with all the variants over on Amazon here.
Courgetti and Boodles
Now, if you want to completely cut the starch out and go for veggie options I couldn’t recommend these more. You can get them premade in many supermarkets but you can also be a bit of a kitchen witch and make them yourself by just purchasing a Spiraliser which will allow you to make ‘noodles’ out of any vegetable – and I mean any vegetable…trust me I have tried it with everything. I brought this one from Amazon not too long ago and love it.
Alas, I am not going to lie, I am still seeking a low carb potato replacement – but until then I am quite happy eating these fabulous hacks. So what about you – do you have any healthy hacks? If so let us know below or on our social channels as I am always looking for ways to improve my diet but still eat like the Queen that I am.
We all know that honey has amazing health benefits from consumption to beauty treatments. This little gift from nature can be found in all forms from lip balms to poured in your tea as a healthier alternative to sugar but what exactly is it and why is very little honey actually ‘pure honey’? Well dear reader, let me explain…
What is Raw Honey?
Put simply, Raw Honey is the product that is taken as it is directly from the beehive and bottled. The beekeeper will pour the honey through a filter, usually, a mesh cloth to filter out any impurities such as bee wax and et voila! The honey is ready to go out into the world.
This honey is darker in composition and maintains a lot more of the natural and nutritional benefits of honey as it hasn’t gone through several filtration and pasturisation processes
What is “Regular Honey’
Regular honey, which the type we are most likely to see in the shops and on hotel breakfast tables is honey that has gone through several pasterian and filtration processes. These processes can remove beneficial nutrients like pollen, enzymes and antioxidants but makes the honey clearer and to many this can be more appealing to consumers.
How sellers profit from ‘Regular Honey’
Now, as mentioned ‘Raw Honey’ is bottled as it is taken from the hive but with ‘Regular Honey’ once it has gone through the various filtration stages it is often further broken down and mixed with other products to make it more profitable. In man cases bee farmers will sell their raw honey to bigger companies where this extra step is then performed.
To meet the massive demand for honey, the companies will then mix the honey with sugar syrup and other ingredients such as artificial sweeteners to make a larger batch but to not lose the flavour – but this process further delutes the nutrition benefits one can obtain from Raw Honey such as pollen. This pollen is superpowered as it contains over 250 substances, including vitamins, amino acids, essential fatty acids, micronutrients and antioxidants. Nice.
With most of the health benefits being attributed to honey in its raw format, it is highly recommended that when you are next making a honey purchase that you check the labels of the products to check for any added ingredients and the processes that it has gone through. If you use honey for health reasons it may make sense to spend a little more to get the full benefits of all that lovely honey goodness. If you want to stay away from the supermarkets and support local businesses then why not go directly to your local honey farm and get it directly from the beekeeper themselves? Get in!
Do you love honey? If so did you know the above or have you been getting the benefits all along? Let us know below or on our social channels as we can talk about all day.
Just a little note to let you know that in between the shit storm that is 2020 and channeling Mae West, I have been working on some side hustles which is why I have selfishly not been able to update this blog as much. Rest assured this is due to change as I am working on a plethora of content to be posted over the next few weeks. Exciting times indeed!
If you are in dire need of bunnypudding related content then check out my Witch and Tarot related blog and business over at digital-coven.com and keep your eyes peels for my next little love nuggets to be shared on here shortly. <3
As always, stay in touch by commenting below or following me over on my social channels, as you know I love a good natter.
I am not even going to go into the cluster fuck that is 2020. It’s been terrible, it’s been awful and my God my mental health is as good as yours…which I imagine looks a little like this:
So rest assured dear reader, I am not going to bore the living shit out of you by writing some deep and profound long-form post about how we can find inner peace during a shit storm. Maybe you can find inner peace in a shit storm, who knows – I certainly don’t but what Ms.pudding does know is that sometimes when it’s raining shit outside, you just need a break from it. Even if it’s a just break from the smell, and my gwad, haven’t you come to the right place for that. Distraction and disassociation is my bag baby, so you ready? Let’s go….
It’s October, therefore my lovely and ever-patient audience (Dad) this means two things – 2020 is nearly over – hu-fucking-rah and it’s….HALLOWEEN SEASON.
If you’re new here and just groaned at me mentioning Halloween… how on earth did you find yourself here*? Shoo, we do not want your wares here, oh no.
If you suddenly perked up at the near thought of the day celebrating the macabre, well my child, you have found a new home <3
So very top level with the news but I am building a new Witchy website which should be launching very shortly. I have just commited to a domain name and you’re all gonna be welcome to join my lil’ ‘digital coven’…so watch this space for the announcement. Whoop!
If you can’t wait until then (and why should you?!) please check out @bunnyscopes on Instagram or if you are a member of Soho works, come and visit me on the 29th October 2020 5pm onwards and get a lil Tarot reading from me in person 😉
And if youreally can’t wait, here is the first out of my MONTH LONG ‘lists of things to watch over the Halloween’ season posts. Get in.
The Love Witch
You may never have seen it, you may never have heard of it but you for sure will have come across a meme from it. ‘The Love Witch’ is not only a homage to the horror films of the 60s, it’s also a feminist film full of beautiful technicolour and fabulous fashion. It’s a personal go-to of mine and, was the first film I brought to cheer myself during the breakdown of 2018. Lolz, and we thought that was a bad year…Such fun memories…
Angela Carter, you saucy minx. If you haven’t read her yet, do so immediately. If you’re a prude then maybe not so much but still give her a go. Either way, you’re in for a titillating time. Based on her sensual retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ from her collection of short stories ‘The Bloody Chambers’ the film takes a feminist twist on the original story. It’s my favourite film. I think this and Labyrinth could be played on repeat and I would never, ever get tired of watching them. On that note, if you partial to men in tight trousers and cravats, and I AM, then there are a few of those near the end of the film. You can thank me later.
And before you moan ‘Bunnypudding, these are all stylish, feminist films… where is the agony and painful horror!’ no shit. The blog name literally has ‘bunny’ and ‘pudding’ in it. That’s the first give away, champion. I may swear like a fish wife and could win in a knife fight but damn I’d be wearing an haute-couture dress doing it if I could… *Glares at sugar daddy* Also, this is a list to take your mind away from….**gestures animatedly** 2020. So if you’re looking for deeply emotional kitchen sink dramas, this isn’t the list for you.
Now, If you’re looking for fucked up fantasy films with a side of horror, how much fun are you having right now, huh?!
The cinematic version of Ann Rices classic book about the several hundred-year old vampire Louis (or Sir Wallow a-lot as I like to call him) retelling his life in the modern-day to a journalist – thus the ‘interview’ part of the title. This film was a favourite of mine at 12 years old and its a favourite of mine at 112 years old and for exactly the same reasons my friends (See above top-level description) Starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Antonio Banderas complete with fangs and flowing locks, its just fabulous.
So what about you my Digital Coven? How you doing – been up to any adventures? If so, I want to know below and hey, if you have a film you’d think I like, make sure to pop them down below as well. We’re partial to breeches, boots and bosoms as well as cravats…so cheers!
* Based on my blog Analytics I currently rank for ‘historical porn’…so I am gonna make an educated guess here. Also, I apologise for the disappointment that the site didn’t match your desired search term. I recommend The Whores of Yore for those actually seeking historical pornography but if you’re seeking salacious films from 1980’s and back – alas, nothing here but if you do find the sie, by all means, share the link. No judgement here ya’ll.
How has Summer been treating you? I don’t know about you but I have certainly needed vitamin D in my life. That was a very long Winter and I am very happy to be spending these past few months in the sun.
It’s been fabulous with work, part of that means I have been super busy and not been able to record much on here but I am always popping up on the ‘Gram so make sure to keep up with my adventures over on bunnypudding and my witchy account – bunnyscopes but we are working some amazing things so it is all worth it, especially the campaign we have brewing at the start of the year. It’s very close to my heart and makes my mental health struggles all seem to have a little more positive meaning now. Watch this space.
I am literally about to fly to LA in 4 days, therefore I have naturally found the time to write this entry…procrastination, moi? I’ve managed to start the process of packing my things, well, as much as you can do without a suitcase. Now, don’t judge me, we all had a Marie Kindo period last year and mine involved binning my large suitcase, so I shall be hauling ass to oxford street primark commeth Monday. Otherwise, I am trying to keep it sensible…I’ve brought no new clothes and most of the items that I need I already own, so on top of the suitcase, I have only treated myself to a new memory foam travel pillow #livingthedream #travelblogger #livelaughlove
I’ll try to post a few of my adventures in LA on here and make sure to keep me posted on what you have been up to and any recommendations on what to do when I am in LA below (Of just send your Instagram angles so I can just follow you instead) Whoop! Anyway, I am off to fall down another Lana Dey Ray* hole, see in you in 5 albums time.
*I wanna know what you think about the new Album, stat TWITTER