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VelvetVolcano on YouTube!

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VelvetVolcano on YouTube!

Check out the VelvetVolcano YouTube channel for behind the scenes, my experience of running a creative business while being chronically ill and lots more! VelvetXOXO

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March 'Meet the Maker'

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March 'Meet the Maker'

On my daily (or, ahem, several times daily) instagram trawl I happened upon the #marchmeetthemaker hashtag and thought it looked like a fun way for my followers (social media, not cult.. they already know me just fine ;) ) to get to know me better :). The 'March Meet the Maker' idea was created by the very talented Joanne Hawker and you can find her adorable designs and illustrations here :). Here is my Instagram Challenge, a week early to give you time to prepare! I’ve used the hashtag #MarchMeetTheMaker as this challenge is all about telling people the story of your...

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You repulse me the least <3 PLUS win a £15 voucher!

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You repulse me the least <3 PLUS win a £15 voucher!

Roses are red, Violets are blue, that last ones a lie.. but I'll always love you! Whether you love or hate Valentine's Day, there's no doubt that the heart shape is a big fave here at VelvetVolcano.. so here's some of my favourite picks :) grab them as a gift for your beau or as a treat for yourself ;) after all.. "if you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love anyone else?" ;) Find more in our LoveStruck/HeartBroken collection****************************************************************** Want to win a £15 gift code? All you need to do is monumentally help me out by...

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Leg Warmers - Friend or Foe?

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Leg Warmers - Friend or Foe?

To some, just saying the words leg and warmers in the same sentence will evoke memories of the 80s, a dance montage or a fitness video.. To others, leg warmers are an adorable (and super cosy) addition to a cute outfit. Where do you stand? Leg Warmers, friend or foe? On the fence? Let's take a look at some examples and see if we can sway you.. So, 80's style fitness leg warmers may have been the first image that came to mind (especially if they were neon and worn by Jane Fonda or Olivia Newton John etc.. ;) ).....

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My adventures with 'No-(Sham)Poo'

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Hey Gals and Ghouls! It's still early days, but I wanted to let you know about something I've been trying and so far having great results with - No-Poo! Yes, I know the name sounds a little strange and as if I could become very constipated (sorry! :P ) at the end of it... or become some kind of supernatural being.. (?).. but no! This means no shampoo! The 'No-Poo' movement has been gaining more and more exposure in recent times and I finally decided to take the plunge after a few years of researching, feeling overwhelmed, buying yet another...

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