Sunday, 20 January 2019

Ten ways to 'glow up' you haven't heard of yet...

Girly pamper tips to glow up, how to look pretty, smell good and be instantly prettier
I decided to make my own little version of 'how to glow up'. When I was around 15 I developed some awful version of Body Dysmorphic Disorder. I had to make excuses to keep going to the toilets to check or almost prove to myself that I looked okay, I couldn't understand why I looked so wrong. I was desperately trying to maintain a state of decency because I could so easily slip in to looking absolutely horrendous. I would annotate pictures, trying to find what was wrong with my face. I gradually came out of it as other awful anxieties took over and I was forced to surrender to whatever I looked like. In the end I stopped trying to change myself because I was in such a state about other things.

 A few years after I improved, about 2012, one of the bloggers who inspired me to make my own blog, created a mini 'Project Perfect' campaign that I thought was really cool. I think it was Amy from Flaws and All. It invited any readers or bloggers to share their best features and ones they were most insecure about, and she published so many, it was so interesting to read about the parts of their appearance people weren't happy with. Here are ten ways to glow up I would love to tell my past and present self.
Girly pamper tips to glow up, how to look pretty, smell good and be instantly prettier
 1. You are so much more attractive and confident to others than you really think. You absolutely possess that 'it girl' power inside of you already. All your features fit together, balance each other out, those features that you hate pave the way for beauty in your face. We have this tiny tunnel vision,

Friday, 11 January 2019

A mini Marie Antoinette inspired evening

Marie Antoinette blog beauty routine. Vintage girly aesthetic.
  Here are my tips for making a Marie Antoinette inspired relaxing evening routine, that will work for the smallest of budgets, things that will make every evening feel like a pyjama party. I really loved making 12 princessy things to do in your pyjamas, so here are some ingredients for an enchanted night in, to do anywhere, even in your friend's shower or sofa. Here are some things that will enhance your routine, make a space feel like a little retreat, and add a little extravagance to every day life...
Marie Antoinette blog beauty routine. Vintage girly aesthetic.
 . Use floral scented products in your routine. The Queen adored most ardently orange blossom, but also doted on floral fragrances, oils, potpourris like rose, violet, lavender, jasmine, lily, cloves and also the silk sweet innocence of vanilla. The rose range from The Body Shop here is perfect for this. I love checking out affordable offerings in my local supermarket or drugstores, you can find foamy bath soaks

Monday, 7 January 2019

What I got for Christmas 2018!

I really love reading what people received for Christmas. For me it's like living the whole Christmas morning experience all over again through others eyes. They make me happy haha, I have about four open to read while I burn my spiced white cocoa candle. I love learning about each thing and the sentimental values behind them. I love looking at all the pretty things. I had a lot of fun making my own, but the best gift of all was enjoying a lovely festive period full of all my family on different days.
What I got for Christmas, just girly things blog
The first item I received was this super fluffy white Topshop fleece here from Mitch. It's like wearing a big marshmallow, so fluffy and comfy, like a mobile hibernation pod haha, so I even when I don't feel good I can cosy up in this and still look stylish lol. I want to live in it all winter.
What I got for Christmas, just girly things blog
I received the Boudoir Eyes palette by Too Faced, which I didn't ever expect. I had no idea anyone knew about my love for Too Faced and I absolutely love these previous editions. I think they have re released these palettes or made similar ones with different glossy packaging, but I love the older ones.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

How to make little fairy things, essential oils kit*

How to be a forest fairy and make bath and body products and pretty things for your makeup collection, SimplyEarth review.
Happy New Year everyone! I recently became part of the SimplyEarth squad, a family-run essential oils company who do an adorable recipe subscription box. I love the idea of making little fairy lotions and homemade soaps with beautiful aromas and wrapping them up in tissue, dried herbs, petals and ribbon,