Why I Will NEVER Understand Discrimination | Lets Talk

I am sat in front of my computer writing this post after reading about two more innocent people being shot by the police in America, those two people were black. All of the world are outraged and shocked by these shootings and although those involved claim it is nothing to do with their colour, it seems to be a very different story for those involved. Two young men lost their lives, two families are without their son, and it also leaves the children behind who will never get to know their dad. Every year a number of shootings happen in America and they always seem to get more shocking everytime you hear about another. Last month brought the truly awful shootings at Pulse night club during Pride month, if you don't know what Pulse is, it is a gay nightclub and a popular one at that. Hearing about so many people dying whilst celebrating their love makes me feel sick to the pit of my stomach as well as sad that things like this happen in 2016, although the reason has not actually reveled as to why the shootings took place it is likely to be with their sexuality. That is 49 innocent lives that were took for NO REASON.


 I look into the world and feel sad for so many people, I will never understand why anyone thinks it is ok to discriminate against another human to be honest. Whether it is to do with the colour of their skin, their weight, or even against their illnesses, it does not make sense. A lot of the time people are discriminated against for the things they can't help, take being gay for an example. Do you think that person woke up one day and thought you know what today I'll be gay, upset all of my family, deal with all of the bullying and torment I'll get with it and probably not be accepted for who I am, I highly doubt that. I find things that us a human race discriminate against are actually things to be celebrated and be proud of. Not two people on this planet are the same so why does anybody think they are worth more than somebody else I'll never be okay with that. I feel sad for those of my friends who STILL in 2016 get looks from walking down the street holding hands with their other half just because they are the same gender, big woop.

I wrote this post because I am sick of hearing people judge others for things that are out of their control and for being who they are. Whether people are skinny, black, white, from a poor family, gay, bisexual or straight, disabled or not these things should not matter! People are people and this world needs some more damn love sharing around, this world is an awful enough place without your disgusting comments and your grim outdated views. Be happy with who you are, and remember it says more about the people passing the comments than the people who are being told them. Remember Dungarees & Donuts supports everyone and loves you for being you!

Sass & Belle Haul | Lifestyle

If you haven't heard of the amazing company Sass & Belle you are missing out, the company came about in 2009 after Richard the director set it up and named it after his two daughters, the company has grown massively since then and now there are 4 stores across the UK as well as a massive fan base online. With the quirky and unique designs Sass and Belle are one of the most awesome companies on the internet in my opinion and I love going into their store in Brighton when I visit. I have recently been sent some gorgeous items from their PR team and I could not wait to show you guys as I know you will love them as much as I do. 

My little haul from Sass & Belle included some adorable summer pieces as well as a few gorgeous notebooks, when I saw the lovely mini cases I was so happy as I have seen other bloggers with them and I am in love. When I move house (I probably already will have by the time this post is live) I can't wait to stack them in my office and keep things for reviewing in them! The case set is made up of three amazing cases. Next thing I saw was a set of adorable pot measuring cups in pretty pastel colours, I think these are perfect for following recipes online especially American ones as they usually measure in cups. I think they will go with the colour theme I will have going on in the kitchen. Next is two beautiful notebooks from Sass & Belle I literally own so many notebooks already but these two are soooo gorgeous and I felt the sweet thoughts definitely spoke out to me, I need notebooks for work so any excuse to get a new notebook. the final part of the haul is a beautiful mug which is very similar style to Cath Kidston I fell in love with this as soon as I saw the pretty floral pattern and the lovely colours which they are in. I want to buy my whole mug collection from Sass & Belle with a possible addition of some Disney mugs. 

Sass & Belle are offering the readers of Dungarees & Donuts £10 off your next order over £40 until the 31st of July 2016, using the code Dungarees. 

Sass & Belle Haul

Sass & Belle Haul

Sass & Belle Haul

Sass & Belle Haul

Sass & Belle Haul

Sass & Belle Haul

I hope you enjoyed my Sass & Belle haul! 


*Contains PR samples

How To Host A Pizza Party | Lifestyle

Happy Friday all, how are we doing? When you're reading this post I shall be having a lovely time in Brighton and I'll finally be stress free from moving. Today I thought I'd bring you a little bit of a different post, all about how to host your own pizza party. Yep that is totally a thing (according to me anyways) I feel like it's similar to a picnic but with pizza instead! If you're a pizza lover then this post is totally for you, if you're not then you may want to skip this post as it's all about pizzaaaaaaa. 

The BBQ chicken melt. 


You will need:
Plates
Cute Glasses 
Pizza(s)
A Portable Speaker
Pizza Themed Clothing. (More fun for sure)
Decorations. 

To start off planning the perfect pizza party you need to start by inviting some awesome pizza lovers like yourself, or if you fancy just having it at home with your family/housemates then you're already sorted. Next you need to stop up on pizzas, I'd recommend Chicago Town for this, as they have SO many to choose from. Including some new flavours such as the Takeaway Four Cheese and the Deep Dish Meatball Melt! It's worth getting plenty of pizzas as well as this if you have little ones attending Chicago Town offer some super tasty mini pizzas (perfect for a snack also) and they come in loads of cool flavours. Once you're stocked up on those pizzas, you need to get a theme going. In my opinion it is totally fun to have a pizza theme and that includes pizza clothing, I have seen so many amazing pieces including a pizza jumper, pizza costume and a pizza tee. Following this it is totally worth stocking up on some paper plates, cute glasses to have some drinks out of and some decorations. Some super cool examples of decorations include bunting and pictures. On the day of the party cover your house in pizza items or if you fancy having it outside a picnic blanket will work well for this. Set up your music and create an awesome playlist. Finally start cooking the pizzas, the amazing thing about the Chicago Town ones are that they cook so fast and always taste SO good. If you feel like going all out you could totally create pizza cakes and think of some pizza related games. I hope you enjoyed this idea and host your own pizza party soon.

What is your favourite flavour of pizza? 

*In Collaboration With Chicago Town. 

Seconds Matter | Lets Talk

As you're more than likely aware by now if you are a regular reader of Dungarees & Donuts, Wednesday is my lets talk day, where I share my thought and feelings with you guys. I always promised myself no matter how long I blogged for or what I blogged about I'd always make space for those issues which I find need talking about on my blog. If you haven't read one of my lets talk posts before some examples of the topics I've spoken about before are: Being on medication, self harm and changing my name. This week I am bringing you something a little different from the usual mental health and I will be talking about the importance of how every second matters and sharing some information about amazing charity campaign run by Premier Care called Seconds Matter.



The idea behind the campaign is about sharing how important every second is in your life and how quickly everything can change. Making the most of every second means something different to everyone. The campaign focuses mainly on people with Arthritis sharing how something which could take somebody like you and I a second to complete can take minutes or even hours for somebody who suffers with Arthritis. As part of an awareness campaign Premier Care challenged two brothers to  part in an experiment to show what people with Arthritis go through on a daily basis. The idea was that one of the brothers Nick wore a simulation suit which made him feel similar to somebody with Arthritis whereas the other brother John carried on his daily tasks as usual. The idea was to demonstrate how it can happen to anybody and how hard of an illness it really is to cope with. 10 million people in the UK affected by Arthritis and it is important to remember it is not just a disease which effects the elderly and it can hit anybody. It is important to educate yourself on the symptoms and to show those around you who suffer with it the compassion they deserve as well just giving them time to do things on their own, often people don't like being fussed over so it is sometimes easier to let them get on with things their way.



If you want to donate to the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society you can do here.   

*Collaborative Post 

Finding Love With Rekorderlig | Lifestyle

Hey loves, I hope you are doing really well today! For my latest post I am bringing you something a little different but I am sure you'll love it all the same. Today I shall be sharing a post about a pop up dating event that is popping up over London this Summer and worth grabbing yourself a ticket for if you're unlucky in love or just fancy a change. The pop up festival is all about finding yourself love in a Swedish theme, featuring love, food and music (Perfect combo right?) As part of the event you can meet new people and if it isn't working for you, for the next course you can move on!




The event is based off of Midsummer which in Sweden is a big deal and involves single women popping flowers under their pillow and they will dream of their future husband! (How cute is this?) Even TV and Radio star Maya Jama got into Swedish spirit and took her own turn at sampling the dating event in the look out for love!




I would love to know your thoughts on this lovely event, would you attend? 

Top 3 Best And Worst Hair Dyes For Bright Colours | Hair

I've been meaning to write this post for a while now, but I wanted to try a HUGE variety of hair dyes so I can fairly talk about my experience with the different dyes and share which I feel are the best dyes and also the worst. Since last summer I have been dip dying the ends of my hair, I have bleached it a few times during this period but I try to avoid bleaching it unless I have to. I've tried different colours and ranges from everywhere and taken up pretty much every single recommendation I've had. I have to say I have been trying this dye on bleached tips, and I have not been doing it on completely blonde hair so you may have a different experience to me. I have based the ranges on the lasting of the dye as well as the colour because obviously with me not having the lightest hair in the first place it would be unfair to judge it just on how it looked. The ones under the worst category aren't bad brands or anything like that I just found their colour to not last at all.


WORST: 

1. Crazy Colour:
I honestly found this one of the worst for everything, I would apply it and within a few days it would completely have washed out, although I only wash my hair every other day within 3-4 washes it would all be gone, I found the worst colours for this orange and pink.

2. Directions: 
I've heard people have good experiences with Directions but for me it was all bad, similar to the first dye but it hardly took at all, on freshly bleached hair I had to dye it three times for it work at all. Which isn't great for a dye, I have used them in the past and found similar problems then as well. For the price of one pot I expect a LOT better.

3. XXL Schwarzkopf: 
I love their reds and they always take really well but any of their semi permanent dyes in fun colours I find wash out quickly and don't take to bleach well at all. Compared to the other two I liked them, and for the price I don't mind them, but they're not the best for getting those bright colours.

BEST: 

3. Manic Panic:
Manic Panic have one of the prettiest colour ranges around, and although they come in little pots you don't need a lot to create a stir when it comes to beautiful fun colours. I love them for the variety of beautiful pinks and they tend to last fairly long and are cruelty free, win win.

2. Stargazer: 
So Stargazer are hands down one of the best brands around, I have tried so many of their colours and they don't fade quickly and are long lasting, I love the purples which stargazer offer as even when they fade they turn into beautiful blues rather than gross green colours. For £5 honestly worth every penny.

1. Colour Freedom:
I am head over heels in love with this brand, for £6.99 you get the biggest bottle of colour and it's the best and long lasting one around. I love the fact that for £6.99 you get over 5 applications for dip dye and probably one or two full heads, you don't need a lot to cover a section and it looks bright and fun, even on darker hair. I love the fact it even when it fades it still looks fabulous.

Win With Chicago Town #DoughballChallenge | Lifestyle

If you know me at all you'll know my favourite food in the entire world is pizza! I can pretty much enjoy any pizza which is put in front of me (apart from the one dodgy takeaway by me which had a toe nail in it ... that's a story for another day). As I am sure you'll of heard of the brand Chicago Town who offer an amazing range of frozen pizzas which taste a lot like takeaway pizzas for a fraction of the price #win. As I love pizza so much and takeaway can be quite expensive I've recently started eating some of their takeaway styled pizzas and also the ones you can cook in the microwave, how cool is that? (totally not a student here!) It 100% gets the Liv seal of approval and there's no time waiting around for pizza to arrive, especially during the game.


To celebrate the Euros Chicago Town have launched an awesome and slightly addictive game where you can win prizes on the spot on their website which you can access here. The aim of the game is to hit the pizza with a doughball (another thing that Chicago town now sell) and then you win points for your shots and how many pizzas you hit. There are SO many prizes to be won, including a massive TV and a year supply of pizza and there is also a big grand prize at the end up for grabs. So get your pizza on, play the game and have a load of fun!




Let me know your high score on the game! 

*Sponsored Post 

Ed's Easy Diner Grand Central Review | Food

If you haven't been to Ed's Easy Diner you are seriously missing out, the amazing diner feel which you receive all across America is now the UK in the form of Ed's Easy Diner. If you haven't heard of them before I shall explain a little more about them and what they have to offer. Replicating a 1950's diner in the comfort of cities around the country, with the booths, Jukeboxes filled to the brim with songs from the 50's including Elvis. The diner also offers a range of classics such as burgers, fries and hotdogs along with some newer additions to the menu such as cheese fries. Ed's are well known for their gorgeous extra thick milkshakes as well as their yummy pancakes. I love Ed's and have visited many times for a range of different meals from dessert to breakfast and have left satisfied everytime.  

I was recently offered the chance to review Ed's Easy Diner in Grand Central Birmingham to highlight the amazing 15 minute food offerings the city has to offer. Although I sat in Ed's and was there for a while I saw the timer on the speed of the food and it was super impressive in the time which it goes from being prepped being in front of you. I thought you lot may enjoy my experience in Ed's along with some super yummy pics, yay! 

Ed's Easy Diner menu

Ed's Easy Diner Shakes

When Me and Luke arrived we were greeted by the lovely GM Comrie who was actually our server during our time at Ed's. When we were taken to our booth Comrie pointed us in the direct of the Ed's shakes and told us they were out of this world and totally worth trying! As someone who has already tried them I can totally agree with this and have tried many flavours. I went for a Mint Choc Chip shake and Luke had a Biscoff one. Whilst our milkshakes were being made we were having a browse of the menu, I knew straight away that I wanted a chickpea and quinoa burger and Luke was undecided until Comrie came over and told him about the current promotion with Tabasco, and Luke is the type of person who loves anything spicy so went for the Smoky Joes burger.  We both had them as plates which come with fries, onion rings and coleslaw (my fave). When we were ordering we were both asked if we wanted to upgrade our fries and of course I went for cheesy fries and Luke went for the limited edition Buffalo fries. Shortly after we had ordered our gorgeous shakes were brought out and I have to say the mint choc chip is my favourite out of all of the ones I've tried, I think it was because it was refreshing as opposed to sickly. 

Within 10 minutes our mains were brought out, and I immediately noticed the yummy cheese which was dripping off my fries and I was in love. The portion sizes are HUGE and I was full half way through my fries so Luke had to finish them off for me (which of course he had no problem with, although I did his coleslaw in an exchange because he doesn't like it!) The food itself is amazing and the quick turn around is even better. The restaurant in Grand Central is in the middle of the shopping bit with some other restaurants and it is a little strange that people are walking right by where you are eating but it doesn't take away from the Ed's experience. When we had our mains taken away we were offered dessert and as I know how fabulous Ed's pancakes are I had to have some. I was later informed that the pancakes weren't available as they were having problems with the supplier, but Comrie said they can make some of the smaller ones they have so I decided to go for that. Luke went for the Banofee pie. There was a little wait for the dessert but I assume that was because the restaurant picked up. Both deserts were insane and I couldn't even finish mine, but again Luke helped with that. I had an amazing time at Ed's Easy Diner and will continue to go back and try some more of the delicious food. 

Ed's Easy Diner Cheesy Fries

Ed's Easy Diner burgers


Ed's Easy Diner burgers

Ed's Easy Diner pancakes

Ed's Easy Diner Banofee pie