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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Autumn Home, Lifestyle Loves

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Oh October, the month of Halloween. The crisp, misty morning's that require spiced porridge and plenty of hot tea, the darker, gloomier evenings a-whirl with leaves under the heavy harvest moon. 
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Sunday, 1 October 2017

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Autumn Wishing

Autumn equals layers, warm knits and ankle boots - soft pyjamas, blanket scarves and wooly hats! All the things that I adore!
There's so many cosy autumnal pieces in store right now, I thought I would share a round-up of a few of my favourite picks. I love the velvet pouches, I've already snapped up the winter coat, also I just couldn't resist these gorgeous star and moon pyjamas! Although the socks look understated, they're a gorgeous sparkly berry - I need them!

Here's my autumn wishlist!
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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Autumn Beauty Picks

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The brights, pastels and lighter lotions have been tidied away for another year, and in their stead I've pulled out berries, metallics and richer, nourishing picks for autumn! 
Here's my Autumn beauty picks:
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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Five Loves, Early Autumn.

Autumnal weather has swept in crisp and grey, the leaves already turning gold and brown. It's starting to feel like autumn! In this seasonal shift I've been baking more, layering up and having a new season re-shuffle of my home. Here's a few things that I've been loving of late, from beauty to baking!
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Taking Better Care Of My Skin. Body Care Treats For Autumn.

It's officially autumn next week. Next week! Can you believe it?! The summer has just flown by this year. 
I always like to start the prep a little early on as my skin suffers in the cold, dry temperatures. 
Last year I got completely caught out by the plummeting temperatures, paired with my electric heaters, they left my skin so sore and parched!
I'll carry on this routine throughout autumn, continually amping up the hydration as we head towards winter, these are my go-to skin saving picks for autumn's colder days!
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Sunday, 3 September 2017

A September To Do List


1.  Have a huge make up declutter & clear out, checking for any unloved/expired products. I really want to come up with a better storage system, and then start to pull out berries & golds for autumn later this month!
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Sunday, 27 August 2017

A Transitional Wishlist

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It's that time of the year - when there's a slight chill in the air, burgundy and emerald hues start to trickle into stores and I find myself reaching for a warm knit at night, opting for hot teas and squashy throws again.
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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Summer To Autumn, Transitional Beauty

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The nights are slowly drawing in, there are thick knits appearing in stores, a flurry of umbrellas on the streets and a biting chill in the early morning air - we're heading towards my time time of the year! As such, I've pulled out a selection of products to use for the transition into autumn, I've packed away my summer brights and settled on neutrals, leaning towards hints of berry and bronze for the shifting seasons.
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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Five Beauty Accessories To Try

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When it comes to beauty tools, gadgets and accessories I'm quite ruthless with my picks! I don't often introduce new things into my routine, instead sticking faithfully to and repurchasing my most trusted items. But lately, I've introduced a few new things into my routine, along with a couple of re-discoveries, so I thought that I would share five accessories I have on trial right now!
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Sunday, 6 August 2017

An August To Do List

1. Get organised and back into a good routine. This year feels like it's just flying past and I've felt so behind and disorganised lately! I really want to re-structure my time this month so that I can successfully meal prep, declutter, sort through my ridiculously full photo library to free up space on my iPhone and get back on top of things! I find the best way for me to be productive is to quite literally map out my days, hour by hour, so I'll be giving this a go again in August!
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Sunday, 30 July 2017

A Gentle Routine For When You're Feeling Under The Weather.

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Lately I've been feeling a little under the weather, possibly attributed to the blazing heatwaves then plummeting temperatures we've had this summer. My flat's temperature has flitted up and down, I've gone from living on ice creams and salads to making hearty, warming soups and stews. And I've been feeling a little worse off for it all! 
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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Mid Year Goals

Each July I like to pull together a list of small and (hopefully!) achievable goals for the last half of the year. Here's 10 small goals that I'm aiming to complete before 2018!
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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Home Snippets - Summer

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I thought I would share a few corners from my home, snippets of the places that are very nearly finished. I've tried not to fall for the seasonal trends this summer, instead looking at and investing in timeless, loved pieces that will work all year round. There's also an absence of peonies in this year's post - I treated myself to just one bunch this year, as I'm saving up all my spare pennies for the wedding!
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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Kickstarting The Wedding Planning Process

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It's been three years since we got engaged - since the initial time that I spend scouring bridal magazines, jumping into a whirlwind of planning and ideas. I'm beyond excited to kickstart the planning again, this time hopefully taking a slightly different approach!
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Sunday, 2 July 2017

A July To Do List

1. Revel at the prospect of Glossier coming to the UK this year (I've heard whispers that it's out September/October?!) and make a wishlist as long as my arm!
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Sunday, 25 June 2017

More Summery Picks

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After the intense heatwave and Summer Solstice this week, there's no doubt that Summer has arrived here in the UK. Only now is the weather (finally!) ebbing away to slightly cooler days as British Summertime settles in.
As such, I've replaced my everyday products with fresh, summery picks - peach-pink blushers, long lasting lip creams and skin nourishing, pampering oils and lotions. Here's a few more summery picks that I've pulled out for the warmer days!
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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Summer Wishing

At the beginning of a new season I like to compile a wishlist of my favourite picks to sort through and then add a few new pieces to my collection. My list currently includes blush glittery socks, cute velvet flats, floaty summer skirts, dresses and a dreamy west elm desk - that I may have just snapped up for a steal in the sale here!
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Sunday, 11 June 2017

Budget Beauty, New Additions

Lately, instead of opting for the occasional high-end splurge, I've been picking bit's up here and there from affordable brands instead. I've found a few new beauty gems - staples to add to my routine. I thought that I'd share a round up of my new budget finds - all of which are at under £10 each!
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Monday, 5 June 2017

A June To Do List

1. Vote. I believe that it's SO important to vote this month. Understanding policies and basic politics is something that's becoming increasingly important - vital to learn about. I've found tons of information online, even discussions on social media to be a real help (and this is from someone who previously, a few or so years back had little to no clue!). Hannah's post is well worth a read and links to a quiz that helps to match your views with the parties policies if your unsure who to give your vote to, also Fiona's post is a great read if it's your first time voting (or if you need a recap!).
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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Four Loves This May

Fluted Sleeves & Tea Dresses
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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Summer Beauty Prep

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When the early morning air smells like coffee and strawberries and it's already sweltering hot inside, you know that summertime is certainly on it's way! As such, I've started the summer prep, introducing new beauty picks and products into my routine. 
This year, I've opted for a slightly different vibe/twist for summer - think enchanted woods rather than beachy chic - with a shimmering body oil and a few creamy coral pink lipsticks thrown in for good measure!
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Sunday, 21 May 2017

The Constants In My Routine

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I'm forever sharing seasonal picks, new finds and latest releases - but what about the ones not on rotation?
These are the gems - the constants in my routine. Ones that I couldn't be without!
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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Cosy Spring Essentials

With hot sunshine one day and a biting breeze the next, I've pulled together a few of my essentials for these indecisive days. 
For an autumn lover like myself, I find that keeping a few cosy comforts helps me through the warmer months - along with keeping in touch with the autumn previews (did you catch Primark's autumn homeware sneak peek?!) Here's five of my must-haves for a cosy spring.
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Sunday, 7 May 2017

A May To Do List

1. Treat myself to some lighter pj's for the warmer weather, love this cute set, they look like rain clouds!
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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Five Loves This April

The brief balmy days have frozen over, bringing winter back with sleet, hail and even snow making an appearance this month! I have to say, I adore the cosy, rainy days - especially for welcoming back comforts like hot drinks, lush baths and spiced porridge again, if only for a short while!
This month seems to have flown by, a mixture of long weekends and busy days speeding up time. Here's five things I've adored this month!
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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Four Ways With Highlighter

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Now that we're well into spring, I'm opting for full on dewy skin - whether it's adding a little radiance to my base, or dusting on an illuminating powder over the high points. I have a few, fail-safe products and textures that assist my quest for glowing skin. Here's four different ways that I like to add radiance and light to my complexion!
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Monday, 17 April 2017

A Dreamy Bag & What's Inside!

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Powdered pink, classic gold detailing - I just couldn't resist this dreamy bag! It has a high end feel about it - almost similar in style to the Chloe Drew, but unique enough to not be just a copy. And one that won't set you back anywhere near as much! This affordable pick is ideal for weddings, spring lunch dates - or to use as an everyday bag! It's definitely a little more mauve-powdered pink than I expected - it looks more blush on the site, but beautiful nonetheless!
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Peachy Cheeks For Spring

Last weekend's mini heatwave has spurred me on to finally part with the last of the winter blusher hues and pull out a few of my favourite peach picks to add to my daily routine. Peach is such a flattering hue, it perks up tired skin giving a healthy flush to my make up - the ideal shade for spring!

First up is my newest blusher - Nars Deep Throat, the perfect spring hue. A gorgeous peach with a hint of shimmer, this complexion boosting blush is my new everyday, go-to pick. Like all Nars blushers that I've tried, it's saturated, has a luxe, buttery texture and blends seamlessly. One to pair with dewy skin, the peach tones help to lift and brighten for a peachy, perky look for spring!

The Hourglass blush in Diffused Heat is such a flattering pick! The combination of dreamy pink pigments with peach undertones and swirls of radiance boosting ambient lighting powder work to create a heavenly glow. It's finely milled texture glides effortlessly over the cheeks for a flawless, polished finish and leaves a beautiful soft focus to the skin. Divine!

Next up is an old favourite, Sleek Rose Gold. A gorgeous coral pink with a peach gold sheen, this beautiful blusher gives a wash of light and warmth to the complexion. Another buttery pick, this silky soft pick imparts an impressive glow - often radiant enough to forgo the highlighter (on the cheekbones at least!). 

The last pick in my spring line-up is the H&M Pure Radiance Powdered Blusher in Golden Peach. This affordable, deep pink/peach blush lives up to it's name - it's infused with shimmery, complexion enhancing pigments which perk up the skin with radiance and light. I usually opt for this on rainy spring days, it gives a gorgeous warm glow and looks so pretty paired with a champagne highlighter!

What are your favourite spring blushers?
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Sunday, 9 April 2017

New In For Spring - Beauty & Home

March was abundant with great deals - offer codes and pretty picks galore! I took full advantage of quite a few - I spent my Ndulge points, picked up a few bits in the sales and had a little lush spree too!
It's safe to say that I'm planning on saving up my pennies from now on in April - no more impulse buys!
Here's what I picked up for the new season.
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

An April To Do List

Oh April, a month awash with the whirring of lawnmowers, pavements lined with pink petals and if your a pluviophile like me - anticipating the potential downpours ahead with glee.
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Sunday, 2 April 2017

A Simple Three-Step Sunday Facial

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Sunday's, for me, are all about keeping things slow, simple and unhurried. After a lazy Sunday spent pottering, reading or binging on Gilmore Girls, I don't normally feel up to doing a full on, multi-product facial routine.
Although, I do still like to pamper - really taking my time with each product, slowly massaging, working it in, whilst still keep things straightforward - using just three choice picks to help my tired skin!
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Five Loves This March

With March came the spring equinox, longer, lighter days, delicate pink blossoming tree's and floaty spring dresses trickling into stores again. I thought that I would share five loves this March - five things, that I've fallen for of late!
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Sunday, 26 March 2017

A Seasonal Switch Up For Spring

I adore the idea of switching up your decor for a new season - replacing ornaments and wintry hues with pieces more suited for spring/summer. I thought I would share a few things that I've switched out this year and a few ways to freshen up your home for spring!
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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Spring Beauty Picks

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Despite the sudden (and very typical) downpour on the first day of spring here in the UK, the change of season is finally here! The air is scented with cut grass and fresh laundry as people tend to their waking gardens after the long winter's slumber and daffodils, crocuses and tulips spring up, brightening the world again.
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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Three Hobbies To Try This Spring

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Knitting
Not just for Autumn/Winter, Spring is the ideal time to knit and to start working on a snug blanket. That way, when the colder months roll round again your blanket will be nearly finished! I've combined stockinette stitch (knit one line, purl one line - love this easy to follow along tutorial) with this gorgeous wool that's speckled with peach, pink and lilac. It's such a cute mismatch pattern, soft, cosy and will look ideal thrown over the arm of my sofa!
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Fresh, Spring Lush Picks

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As tree's unfold in full bloom, sleepy queen bee's drift in the mild breeze and the first signs of hayfever tickle your nose, it's truly beginning to feel like spring! I take this as an indicator, a green light of sorts to kickstart the spring cleaning - clearing clutter and ensuring that every corner of my home is squeaky clean! Whilst tackling my bathroom, I noticed that my Lush supplies were dwindling, my last sparkly pumpkin a crumbly, sorry mess and a lonely magic wand with the bell missing from the festive season. I decided to take to Lush to spy their new spring collections and to replenish my stash. I thought I would share the pieces that caught my eye, along with a couple of old favourites that always make a re-appearance for me at this time of the year too!
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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Whatever The Weather

Spring's unsettled weather is one that demands both sunglasses and an umbrella, with lashing rain one day and cool spring sunshine the next, it's difficult to get a grasp on the unpredictable days! I thought that I would share the products that work for me in every season, from autumn to summer, through rain or shine!
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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Writing Posts, A Few Tips

Writing is something that I've totally fallen in love with through blogging. It was always something that I struggled with the most on my blog, until about a year ago when I set my mind to improving my skills. Styling and photography always used to be my first love when it came to composing a post, but now I love the writing aspect just as much!
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Sunday, 5 March 2017

Workspace Snippets

I finally have a little space for my new desk and so I thought that I would share a few snippets and desk essentials with you! I've opted for an affordable Ikea desk for the time being, I'm still not used to such a vast space! If anything, the desk is perhaps a little big for me, but It's ok for now, until I can find one a little smaller and with a drawer or two to store my notebooks and paperwork in!
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