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17 Jul 2017

Blush, white and rose gold stationery pieces*

Kate Spade Ban.do blog stationary haul
This is probably my pinkest post of all time haha. There are few things lovelier than having everything matching in my room, even if it does look like a five year old lives there. If this sounds like you and you

14 Jul 2017

So...? summer body mists collection*

So...? body mist blog review
I love stocking up on body mists during the warmer months. They are a pleasure to use, so refreshing, especially taken straight from the fridge, while offering a beautiful fragrance that sets the mood for

9 Jul 2017

Oscar is twenty six months

Toddler baby blog update
Here is a little Oscar update-joint-insight in to our breakfast time routine. There are shreddies and wholemeal nutella bread slices on my Grandma's pretty plate. Of course, he insists on a picnic in the bedroom!

4 Jul 2017

Garnier soothing botanical rose water*

Garnier Skin Active rose review
Happy fourth of July to all my American friends! I lately made a personal breakthrough in the skincare department: I haven't actually been allergic to something. I had been gifted these Garnier Skin Active beauties

30 Jun 2017

A few guilty pleasures

Blog recent favourites and guilty pleasures
Sometimes the rainiest day can be just what you need, so soothing and the perfect excuse to slip away, escape from every day pressures and immerse yourself in some kind of fairytale. Involving a book that whisks you

26 Jun 2017

Out and about in the Lakes*

Lake District blog
On a hugely hot and sunny morning we headed up on an adventure in the Lakes. I was partially struck with a cold, which meant I felt considerably better in myself, no ill or exhausted feelings; it was sooo much of a relief

21 Jun 2017

Payday wish list

Summer blog pay day wish list
My summer wishlist is full of rosy champagne hues! Out and about I've been seeing all kinds of Moana merchandise, it's so tricky to walk away haha. I had been needing a new bag to take away on trips... me

18 Jun 2017

Midsummer blog sale, beauty & dresses

Beauty fashion blog sale
Happy Sunday everyone! Instead of having a #romanticgals chat this week, I am excited to launch a midsummer blog sale, in hope that some of my beloved dresses might find new homes. I would love to

16 Jun 2017

Too Faced, Funfetti and Love Fool set

Too Faced Funfetti Love Fool review
I'm so excited to bring you the Funfetti blush from the Too Faced Love Fool set! I've had my eye on this set for a long time with everything so cute, the blush the stuff of dreams. Like many others, I had been

12 Jun 2017

My June photo diary

Pastel blog photo diary
Lately I have been peppering my instagram with snapshots from our little outdoors adventures and these yellow cottage climbing blooms are so gorgeous. Hands up who else is on rose alert this time of year?

7 Jun 2017

A little stationary haul

Blog stationary haul
I recently picked up a few stationary pieces. I needed some more writing paper... and got a bit carried away! I love to shop stationary on ebay and etsy, it's so therapeutic looking at all the pretty papers and

3 Jun 2017

Curly Wurly cupcakes

Curly Wurly Cadbury cupcakes recipe
I first wondered about making these during my recent Nostalgic Picks post, thinking how fun it would be to make a cake version of my childhood all time favourite chocolate bar, the Cadbury Curly Wurly.

29 May 2017

Must haves for small homes

There are many lovely things about living in a small home or space; it's super cosy and encourages you to adopt a more minimal style of living, especially if you are a hoarder like me! However, here are some

25 May 2017

Nostalgic film picks for romantic girls

Fairytale film favourites
Today I thought I'd try something different and go back in time to about the early years of the noughties. The time of begging my mum for cd's from supermarkets and swapping them at sleepovers. I

23 May 2017

Sorrento, Italy photo diary

Sorrento Italy travel blog diary
Lately I have experienced the absurdity of something I could only name as wanderlust. A calling, some great thirst for adventure and the sea, sent me to Naples airport, Italy and, soon after, the beautiful coastal

19 May 2017

Summer decor wish list

Summer decor blog wish list
One of the most exciting parts of moving house, or welcoming in a new season, is introducing some new home decor pieces. Think palm prints, beach wood and shells for summer, scented candles with

16 May 2017

Fairytale nails with Sally Hansen*

Sally Hansen Shell We Dance
These spring days and beautiful Sally Hansen shades have rekindled my love for french manicures and classic, glossy nails! These are perfect summer shades, delicate, milky, nails-but-better shades that make

13 May 2017

Skin treats for allergy season*

Just recently I was so grateful to receive and trial a dear little parcel of Cetraben products. I love trying out natural and homemade remedies on my sensitive skin. It is so hard to know what to try 

6 May 2017

Brush of dreams, the Tangle Angel*

Tangle Angel brush blog review
We are spinning through spring so quickly and have almost reached the sweet, hazy, leafy days of summer in the Lakes. I wish I had found this baby earlier, it would have been my weapon of choice to see

2 May 2017

Garden in the fells

Rydal hall and gardens visit
Just as the bluebells and rhododendrons were beginning to take hold, we took a trip further up in to the Lakes and visited beautiful Rydal hall and gardens. My childhood was made from these kinds of

25 Apr 2017

What's in my spring bag

Accessorize Perfume Parfum bag
If humans could have bag soulmates I'm certain I've found mine. I can't resist a novelty bag and this super cute perfume crossbody number from Accessorize is the stuff of dreams. It's so mini, pretty and romantic

21 Apr 2017

My April photo diary

Spring blog photo diary
I thought I would do a little montage of what I've been getting up to this spring. Ten points anyone who spotted I've got my pug sheets upside down haha! Our moving plans are still sadly up in the air due to

18 Apr 2017

Sushi, Hei Hei and their tropic themed home

Tropical Moana themed gerbil home
If you follow me on twitter or instagram you may have heard that we are happily getting acquainted with two of the most heart warming male baby gerbils named Sushi and Heihei! I fell for them instantly

13 Apr 2017

A look inside the Yes Style spring makeup kit*

Yes Style beauty box blog review
I'm such a stranger to Korean beauty so it was a huge treat to be able to enjoy the items from the Yes Style beauty box* as part of my self care routine. Recently I have been working so hard to try to take

9 Apr 2017

Too Faced, Peanut butter & jelly palette

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly palette review
Pretty florals, check. Cream, blush hues, check. Bow bag, check. We usually associate spring with baby pinks and pastel shades but I can't get enough Peanut Butter and Jelly this season. This palette sports the

5 Apr 2017

Pink Easter rocky road

Pink Easter rocky road recipe
Spring is possibly my favourite ever time of year to bake. Ingredients include a sunny afternoon, fresh spring sunshine filtering through our rose garden window and our tiny little cubbyhole kitchen. It's so

1 Apr 2017

Peanut butter, lipstick & flowers

Hello April! Beauty hauls are some of my favourite ever posts to read, there's something very exciting about seeing new makeup, especially the most coveted pieces, through a whole different lens. It's such a

29 Mar 2017

Babe and the blossoms

Twenty two months toddler blog update
 Our little blossom boy is already twenty two months and has started to say his first official words! I say official as, before, he would come out with words, for us to be amazed, to then never utter them again

25 Mar 2017

Planning a spring staycation*

Planning a spring break staycation, pack with me
Spring break is not often celebrated here in the UK, but it's always nice to get away, if only for a day, while the sun is shining and bringing daffodils in its wake. In collaboration with Dat Tyres, who are on

22 Mar 2017

The modern girl's guide to corsets*

I've always been deeply fascinated by the idea of a corset. Being a lover of vintage fashion and styles originating from the Victorian, Edwardian era, I have the greatest love for that fit and flare waist.

19 Mar 2017

Little happy things

Little joys lifestyle blog
Here are some happy little things from recent. The gorgeous sunny days, light mornings and evenings are such a breath of fresh air and worth every drop of spring rain. We are hopefully moving in come early

16 Mar 2017

The Pre Raphaelite gown edit*

Aislestyle dresses blog wishlist
It has dawned on me that there is not nearly enough flowy gown appreciation on my blog, especially with the upcoming wedding season. In collaboration with lovely dress company Aislestyle I thought I'd make a

12 Mar 2017

Papa Don't Peach gloss, Too Faced

Too Faced Papa don't Peach gloss review
Hello beloved new Too Faced peach baby fangirl alert could a lipgloss be cuter? This is my first piece of the new peach collection from Debenhams and I am head over heels. The pigmentation is amazing and it

9 Mar 2017

My little spring hideaway*

Posterlounge review spring room tour
Welcome to my spring abode! This month my room is adorned with these gorgeous Pre Raphaelite works from PosterLounge. Do excuse any boxes, bubble wrap or papers lying around, it's been a bit

4 Mar 2017

#FindYourNaked with ThirdLove*

Third Love bra blog review #FindYourNaked
I love to think of March as being the first month of spring but the weather has other ideas haha. As eager as I am for spring to arrive, with lambs in the fields, sun glazed days and blossoms everywhere, I long

28 Feb 2017

Easy sugar almond pancakes

Easy sugar almond pancake recipe
 Happy Shrove Tuesday! Today I'm sharing the recipe I use to make my pancakes, plus my secret ingredient - those of you who read the Romantic Gal Society newsletter may already know! These

26 Feb 2017

The cutest cleanser of all time*

Barefaced Magnitone London Cleanser blog review
The weather is so murky, cold and rainy outside, the perfect time to whip up some delicious almond pancakes and embark on some self care, featuring the cutest cleanser of all times, the Barefaced

22 Feb 2017

A modern romantic's spring wishlist

Blog pastel spring beauty wishlist
All the pretty spring things... Guess who went to see the Lego Batman movie? May have embraced my inner child and gone for a large sweet popcorn plus Tango ice blast. Although it's not quite spring, I'm

19 Feb 2017

Explorer Jane outfit

Cute modern vintage Victorian outfit
Happy Sunday all! I don't know what it is about outfit photos, but I never know what to do with my arms haha, I'm still more used to being behind the lens rather than in front. It feels very liberating - and daring

15 Feb 2017

Things I do on a bad M.E day

Coping with ME/CFS, how I cope with a bad day
This Valentine's week I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing everyone's dreamy snaps on social media, and reading heartfelt advice on Bloglovin' for those that find Valentine's difficult. I, too, have been getting

12 Feb 2017

Vanilla Cherry Pie

Vanilla Cherry Valentines pie blog recipe
A little spot of baking in name of Valentines day! This year I wanted to celebrate by making something special. I have a real love for everything cherry scented, flavoured - do you think Too Faced might

8 Feb 2017

Life Lately in snapshots #12

I think the roll down to Easter has to be my favourite time of year - pardon the pun! Little by little, the mornings are growing lighter and we are emerging from the darkness. Snowdrops are sprouting and we

5 Feb 2017

Toddler first bedroom ideas

Toddler boy bedroom ideas
It's such an exciting prospect that Oscar might have his own room soon, his very own space! At the moment we are going through the proceedings of buying our very first home, an upstairs floor flat in a

31 Jan 2017

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip palette review

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip palette review and swatches
Pass the macarons! I couldn't be more excited to review this palette, despite having mixed reviews in the beauty world. I was hooked, instantly: the Chocolate Chip palettes are such adorable additions to the

27 Jan 2017

Bidvine, newest addition to my homescreen*

Bidvine blog review Every day I am reminded how wonderful technology is. I never want to take it for granted, how quickly the screen on my phone moves, how wonderful the touch screen, how helpful and magical a device it is.

23 Jan 2017

Oscar is 20 months

20 months toddler blog update
It's been so long since I did an Oscar update! Even though developments aren't coming as quick as they did in his first year, meaning I often overlook them, there are so many amazing new things to report.

18 Jan 2017

A little January sales haul

Pastel blog sales haul
It seems so long ago now - January always seems to last for ages haha! - but shopping the January sales is one of my favourite parts of the year. I get a bit overly excited and even created a post Christmas sales 

14 Jan 2017

A very sweet #romanticgals giveaway

I wanted to say the hugest thank you for all the support the Romantic Gal Society has had so far, in the form of a little giveaway! Simply signing up to the newsletter, giving me feedback, tagging an image, 

11 Jan 2017

A Lakes winter break hotel wishlist*

Compare Hotel Prices review: Winter break in the Lake District
Come the chilly month of January, I'm not the only one longing for a break, an escape from the cold, wind and rain, a new adventure. Instead, with help from comparison site Compare Hotel Prices, I am

8 Jan 2017

Benefit Soft and Natural brows review

Benefit Cosmetics Soft and Natural brows kit review and swatches
Tonight was the very first Romantic Gal Society #romanticgals chat: I'm so grateful to those that joined, I had such a lovely evening! You are so welcome to join us next week, Sunday at 7.30pm this time. I am a 
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