Vamp It Up

The alternative blog for cruelty free skincare, veggie food and alt/geek culture

About Me and My Blog

Hi

I’m Chrissie, I’m old enough to remember a ‘peace’ sign is actually the CND logo but young enough to still be wearing Cat Woman Converse. I’ll still be wearing them when I’m 60 tbh!

Cruelty free and Sustainable Beauty

I don’t use any beauty, personal care or household products that have been tested on animals and I review every cruelty-free beauty item that I buy, good or bad. I’m also trying to be as sustainable as possible and have managed to reduce the amount of single use plastic (and plastic in general) that I buy.

Style

I have a soft grunge/goth or urban sense of style and natural ‘resting-bitch-face’ but I’m surprisingly adorkable, when you get to know me.

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Veggie and Free-from Food

I have food intolerances to gluten & dairy and blog about vegetarian foods but I have a cheat day every so often if it’s a choice between gf and df on a menu. I have found some amazing plant-based alternatives to milk chocolate, ice cream, cheese, pizza and faux meat though, which I’m always happy to share with you on this blog.

Neurodiversity/Disabilities

It’s been assumed a fair bit (by Dr’s and tutors) that I have ADHD but I’ve never got tested. I don’t care much why I am the way I am…I’m just glad that I’m me! I also have Dyspraxia and Hypermobility Syndrome and an Auto-immune disease, all of which make me chronically fatigued and randomly effect my spacial awareness, coordination, memory, concentration and memory ;o)

Chrissie

✨💙✨Chrissie✨💙✨

35 responses to “About Me and My Blog”

  1. Hunida Avatar
    Hunida

    I am also dairy-free and purchase only cruelty-free makeup and beauty products! Thanks for following me. 🙂 I’m excited to read your posts and follow you on your blogging journey!!

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    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      Oh I didn’t know that. I’ll look forward to your posts as well! ✌🏽💚

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  2. Diya @ Pen2Needle Avatar

    Kudos to you on successfully living a cruelty-free lifestyle! Great intro page!

    P.S. Love your blog theme 😉

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    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      Thank you, I’ve never been complimented on my theme before. I was wondering if I should have a logo or something. I find it so easy to live a cruelty free lifestyle that I barley even have to try. With a lot if supermarkets doing own brand stuff cruelty free and shopping online it’s not the same challenge as it was 15 years ago.

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      1. Diya @ Pen2Needle Avatar

        Hehe… I may be a wee bit prejudiced because that’s the same theme I use 😉

        I can see how your lifestyle must be easier now than 15 years ago. Much love for dping your part :*

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  3. Quirky Little Planet Avatar

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I really like yours! 🙂

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  4. teachezwell Avatar

    Nice to meet you! I haven’t been to Manchester since before the peace sign was used. Well, maybe around the same time. Have you shared your pizza recipe somewhere? My pizza is never quite what I’d like it to be.

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    1. Manchester Flick Chick (Chrissie) Avatar

      Haha! Do you come from Up North? A small selection of toppings but a large amount of the one’s you’ve chosen. Bake it in the oven on a pizza tray so the hot air cooks the base and then grill on a low heat so the cheese really melts. I need to put this in a post as I think it would be unfair not to share ^_^

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      1. teachezwell Avatar

        Oh, that sounds perfect. Yes, you MUST post it. I am originally from near Liverpool.

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      2. Manchester Flick Chick (Chrissie) Avatar

        Ah I spent the day there once – stunning architecture mixed with ultra modern much like Mcr.

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  5. rubyangel711 Avatar

    Hi there! I just nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! Check it out on this link:
    http://rubyangel711.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

    Enjoy!

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    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      Oh thank you! I love the tittle of that :0)

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  6. pinealproblems Avatar

    I am thrilled to have found your blog! Cheers, I love art, I love vegan/veggie & cruelty free living. I am intrigued to read more and enjoy your shares.
    Thank you for sharing your passions.
    Stay positively beautiful and bright!

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      1. pinealproblems Avatar

        Cheers! May fun and bright smiles be in your journey!

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      2. manchesterflickchick Avatar

        I really like your writing but I need to be sober to really comprehend and feel it.

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  7. rubyangel711 Avatar

    Hi there! I nominated you for the Leibster Award. You can check it out here: http://rubyangel711.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/awards-season/
    Have fun and enjoy!

    XOXO Angie

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    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      I already have chick, but thank you so very much for the nomination! Please pass it on to someone who needs one x

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  8. vakunzmann Avatar

    I nominated you for a bog award. Visit me at http://vakunzmann.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/sunshine-on-my-shoulders/
    to pick up the award!
    Peace, ~victoria

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  9. vakunzmann Avatar

    I nominated you for an award. To read about it, please follow the link.
    http://vakunzmann.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/procrastinator-thy-name-is-victoria/

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  10. themofman Avatar

    Chrissie, I just wanted to say that I like your hair, and thanks for visiting Modes of Flight.

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  11. celestedimilla Avatar

    Hey Chrissie! I discovered you through Poppy’s Patisserie. I love what you’re all about girlfriend and that Owl Satchel was a real find! Celeste 🙂

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    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      Aw thanks hon. I’ve come across lots of really lovely people since I started blogging (a year ago) that are vegan, veggie and into cruelty-free beauty ect and really kind & helpful as well.

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  12. Bambi Schnell Avatar

    Thanks for following my blog 🙂

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  13. Mrs. ShuGar Avatar

    You are so cute! I love your blog!

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    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      Thank you sweetie x

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    2. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      Your profile picture is so fun and stylish!

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  14. petrel41 Avatar

    Congratulations, Flick Chick!

    I have nominated your blog for the Sunshine Award!

    More about this nomination is at

    http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/sunshine-award-thanks-chandanimane/

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    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      Oh thank you that’s so kind! I’ve never got anything like this before.So am I write in thinking that ‘nominate’ means you have given it to me and now I should nominate (pass it on) to my fave 10 bloggers? Where do I get the questions from? Is the flower the white one this year and not the bright orange one?
      Sorry for all the questions hon!

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      1. petrel41 Avatar

        Hi, indeed, you can now nominate your fave 10 bloggers for the Sunshine Award.

        You may ask the same 10 questions as on my blog post on this award.

        I think some awards have more than one logo. Take the one which you like best 🙂

        And you don’t have to hurry. As the award is for helping bloggers, not for hurrying them 🙂

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      2. manchesterflickchick Avatar

        What a lovely idea and thank you, again hon x

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  15. timr6 Avatar

    Thanks for following my blog. Good luck with the campaign to save Alexandra Park’s trees.

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