• Hair and Beauty

    Brightly Colored hair -What I do to keep it healthy

    If you follow me, you will know I’ve had my hair just about every color there is. Green, Blue, Purple, Red, Brown, Black, Multicoloured, Split Pink and Purple and I’m currently purple. I’ve done most colors over the years and something people often seem to assume about my hair is that it must be in terrible condition, that I must have no hair left and that I must bleach it all the time.  Nope, nope and double nope. My hair is in better condition now than it is when I have it natural. Let me explain the basics before I tell you what I do to keep my hair healthy.…

  • Personal Life

    My 100th blog post – What I’ve learnt and What’s Next

    As you may have guessed from the title. This post is my 100th blog post. Technically I think I’ve already surpassed this but due to clearing out old posts this is the official 100th blog post. First of all, thank you to any followers, old, present and new. You’re the reason I continue doing what I love and sharing all the nitty-gritty. I thought I would use this post to focus on what I’ve learned since I began blogging. It’s less about writing When I decided to start blogging I mainly began WallyJay as a way to promote Veganism, create recipes and hone in my writing. I figured what better…

  • Mental Health,  Personal Life,  Vegan Lifestyle

    Thriving on supplements – Daily vitamins

    I’ve touched on this briefly in my post ‘Anxiety Self Help – Advice and Tips” it’s a great look into how I deal with my Generalised Anxiety Disorder, I would highly recommend giving it a read. You may find some helpful tips. So, what’s the point of this post?  Well, people seem to see the term ‘supplements’ as a dirty word. You’re still perfectly healthy if you take supplements. Consider supplements the safety net to your general wellbeing. I would also like to show the importance of these vitamins because as with most deficiencies, you won’t know you’re deficient until you’re in trouble and have to be pumped full of that…

  • Personal Life

    How to deal with Heavy Periods – Avoidance’s & Indulgences

    Hello, it feels like it’s been a while since I’ve sat down to type…..well, type what’s on my mind and going off in my life I guess. So, I thought I would talk about something that has been the main focus recently. My periods. Yep, close this post now if you don ‘t want the nitty-gritty because it’s not full of rainbows. Although I doubt you would expect that anyway…unless you’re a child and in that case go away, you shouldn’t be reading this. Problematic Periods Let’s start with my issues. I’ve always had very heavy periods and very painful ones. I spend a couple of days of each period…

  • Mental Health,  Personal Life

    Becoming a more positive person – Turning negative into positive

    Positivity, as I’ve said many times before is the root of your tree but in this modern world, it’s so difficult to stay positive. Things are complicated and there are so many stressors in our everyday lives, but, if you learn to turn the negative into something positive it’s a great way to become a more positive person overall. A few examples of this:  If your husband angers you because he has an annoying habit such as, oh I don’t know. Leaving the toilet seat up? (not mine, luckily). Instead of getting annoyed by that, try to appreciate it for what it is. Yes, that habit may be a little frustrating…

  • Personal Life,  Vegan Lifestyle

    Vegan Recipes Facebook Community

    Hello, Just a quick one. As a Vegan recipe creator I have been told off all too many times for sharing my own recipes in facebook groups, so, I have created a Facebook Community where it’s allowed. Suitable for Vegans, Non-Vegans, bloggers. Everyone is welcome and self-promotion is allowed to an extent. Link – https://www.facebook.com/groups/wallyjayrecipes/ Enjoy!  

  • Personal Life,  Vegan Lifestyle

    Diet’s don’t work – How I lose weight the healthy way

    Did you know only 5% of people that lose weight by dieting will have kept it off after 5 years? 95% will put the weight back on. That’s a lot, right? So, why spend all that money, time and effort on something that doesn’t work. I’m no saint, I did it as well. I never felt comfortable in my skin and spent years trying to lose the weight with diet pills, fasting, shakes. I would always put the weight back on. I was what some people called a Yo-Yo dieter. That was until a year ago when I turned Vegan and started seeing things in a different light. So, why don’t…

  • Personal Life,  Vegan Lifestyle

    My Essential Vegan Shopping List

    When I went Vegan I went through a steep learning curve. Lot’s of months of trying new products and lots of research. I never had anything to help me along the way and had to learn what I needed on a weekly basis in my shopping basket. So, I have written out a list of what I use most days and what I buy regularly in my shopping. I’m hoping this may help some people or may even just show people that Vegans eat plenty of ‘normal’ foods. But, first a few notes about the list. Disclaimer: Everyone is different. This is just what I buy. I follow a healthy, whole…

  • Personal Life,  Vegan Lifestyle

    10 things I’ve learnt In One Year as a Vegan

    May 29th means it’s now been a whole year since I turned Vegan. For me, it was something I had thought about for a while but always considered out of my reach. But, then I did it overnight and realized how easy it was. The biggest push to get me to do it was seeing the cruelty in the industries so I became an ethical Vegan. Since then I’ve had plenty of ups and downs but it’s still one of the best decisions I’ve ever made concerning my health and lifestyle. So, here’s 10 things I’ve learned in my first year as a Vegan. I hope it’s a helpful tool…

  • Mental Health

    Mental Health Awareness Week – Stress

    Hello, as you may already be aware, it’s #mentalhealthawarenessweek here in the UK.  It’s something that happens each year and with each year there’s a topic that is the main focus to promote awareness of. This year is ‘Stress’. Now, when I considered what I wanted to write for this post I felt frustrated and at a loss because I don’t feel like I deal with stress very well. It manifests itself in how my body feels a lot of the time and is one of the biggest triggers for my anxiety because to be quite frank we all have a lot of crap going off in our lives and it’s…