Saturday, 31 December 2016

Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe palettes review

Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe swatches and palettes review
An item I didn't include in my previous post is my beloved Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe, a sneaky gift to myself, dear me from me. Now I have opened it and admired every detail, from the teeny macarons to the
Friday, 30 December 2016

What I got for Christmas

What I got for Christmas 2016
I wanted to say a huge thank you for reading my blog in 2016! It is seriously the best present I could ask for. I always look forward to finding out what others received for Christmas, purely out of curiosity, I get
Monday, 26 December 2016

Romantic sales wishes

Post Christmas sales blog wishlist
Merry Christmas my angels! I hope you're having a lovely time curling up with cushions, sampling some lots of pudding, baking cookies, spoiling and being spoiled, and watching festive films. A little tradition
Friday, 23 December 2016

The guilt of Christmas present

Hello festive friends! Today I have something a little different to offer you. This is an article I originally featured in this months' Romantic Gal Society newsletter, but writing it really moved me, so I
Tuesday, 20 December 2016

A gift guide with Love Catalogues*

Love Catalogues review and blog Christmas gift guide
Gift guides are some of my favourite posts to read at this time of year: I love casting my eyes across pages of pretty trinkets and luxe packaging that one can only dream of at Christmastime. I had the perfect
Saturday, 17 December 2016

NYX Lingerie, Sweet Cloud & White Lace Romance

NYX Lid Lingerie eye tint review: Sweet Cloud and White Lace Romance
An NYX product that was love at first swatch for me was the Lingerie Eye Tint. I am a huge fan of cream and gel shadows, the Maybelline Color Tattoos in particular being favourites of mine. I've been busy
Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Winter phone makeover and giveaway*

Caseapp winter phone case
One of my favourite things to collect are novelty phone cases. I love customising my gadgets and giving them a seasonal makeover, it's so fun! I featured this darling Caseapp* case in my Pretty winter haul post,
Saturday, 10 December 2016

Hot Chocolate cakes with toasted marshmallow

Easy hot chocolate marshmallow cakes: perfect winter comfort food
I am so thrilled to share with you the recipe to my hot chocolate cakes with melted marshmallow filling, a small follow up to my lil winter haul! These are absolutely delicious and ridiculously satisfying, hot,
Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Pretty winter haul and new tsums

Pink pastel winter blog haul
Ahhh Christmas shopping! I've been having a bit of a blip lately, you might have picked up on it if you follow me on social media, which usually involves intense feelings of 'unwell-ness', so sleepy and sicky
Sunday, 4 December 2016

Sweet Cecily's Secret Santa Package Opening*

Happy December my angels! I am so excited for all the little things that December brings, for Blogmas, sending out first Romantic Gal Society newsletter, going to see Moana, writing cards and wrapping gifts.
Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Winter swing coat of dreams

Pink swing coat and perfect winter coat ideas
For a while I've wanted to do an outfit post as I find that clothes take on a whole different shape and form when worn. Whenever I see this coat of dreams, the River Island pink swing coat, I'm dreaming of
Sunday, 27 November 2016

Brioche Pasquier, a lovely cosy wintry weekend*

#ShareAMoment Brioche Pasquier review
Ahhh the colder months bring such lovely feelings of cosiness and contentment. You can feel it in the crisp, frosty mornings that show up threads of smoke spun from matchstick chimneys, tucking in to hot,
Thursday, 24 November 2016

The Romantic Gal Society

Something I've always dreamed of doing is creating, curating and supporting a little tribe or community for fellow lonely girls, busy girls, mums, ghost girls, forest nymphs and anyone wishing to incorporate a
Tuesday, 22 November 2016

My toddler wants for Christmas*

Funny things my toddler wants for Christmas
Dear readers, I hope you will forgive me for being a little early on the festive front! I was partially inspired to write this post after recently going Christmas shopping with my big and little loves. It was 
Sunday, 20 November 2016

The Feel Good Drinks Company review*

Feel Good Drinks Company review
I've been so excited to take part in Feel Good Drinks' #SpreadFeelGoodness campaign weekend! It's been so fun blowing up balloons, snapping photos and sharing the drinks with my loves. We've been adopting
Saturday, 19 November 2016

Winter beauty favourites

My favourite winter beauty products
It's been almost a year since I last made my Winter Beauty favourites; it's so interesting to see how your routine and most loved products change over time. Here are my holy grail items lined up for winter!
Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Mini homegrown apple pies

Autumn baking: Recipe for mini apple pies
Mmm autumn baking. I almost forgot how much I loved the smell, mixed spices mingled with candied apple, the burnt aroma of brown sugar and hot buttery crust. These diddy pies are so adorable and
Friday, 11 November 2016

November through my ears

My favourite soundtracks for autumn and fall
I am no stranger to a soundtrack. They carry me through seasons, between blossoms blooming, orchards growing and whole, cold, frost bitten apples waning. Autumn, especially, is when I love to listen to
Sunday, 6 November 2016

A little winter blog sale, baby and beauty

Winter baby, beauty, Too Faced blog sale
Hello loves! I decided to do a little winter blog sale as I've been sitting on a few pieces for a while that need new homes. I really hope you enjoy browsing and feel free to ask me any question about
Thursday, 3 November 2016

Soothing eczema relief this winter*

Moo Goo Eczema care review: Repair and protect your skin this winter
Like many sensitive skin sufferers, I am seldom prepared for winter's arrival! Along with it comes the barely habitable conditions aka unrelenting freezing drizzly rain, the chilblains, the dry, flaky skin and
Monday, 31 October 2016

Life lately in snapshots #11

Life lately in snapshots: Halloween and autumn on the blog
Happy Hallows Eve my pumpkins! This month I have felt my Sertraline tapering off a bit and the medicine is not working as well for me as when I first tried it. I have been struggling with feeling unwell
Saturday, 29 October 2016

Making soul cakes for Halloween

Halloween souling cakes recipe
Eeeek, it's nearly Halloween! This time I have tried my hand at making some traditional souling cakes, originally given out hundreds of years ago as part of the tradition that inspired trick-or-treating. I love
Wednesday, 26 October 2016

My seventeen month old skeleton

Toddler at seventeen months update
On Monday a seventeen month-and-three-quarters old skeleton took down my fairy lights and used pieces of fruit bread to decorate our room. Said skeleton refused to stay still or show his face, producing
Sunday, 23 October 2016

Romantic autumn handbag essentials

Ahhh the weather is gradually getting chillier and the evenings are feeling cosier. I had a really snuggly Sunday morning taking my photos, then Oscar awoke from his nap and couldn't get enough of the fairy
Thursday, 20 October 2016

Dusty Girls MooGoo gentle & mild skincare*

Dusty Girls Earth Cream and Mini Moo Goo Bubbly Wash review
Dear readers, today I have a beauty and baby review for you! I've been taking a little bit of time out after suffering a very bad panic attack in the night not long ago; it took a lot out of me. I have two exciting
Sunday, 16 October 2016

Too Faced giveaway, Grande Hotel Cafe

Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe Gingerbread palette blog giveaway
I can't thank you enough for joining me on my blogging journey and every comment I read makes me feel like singing haha! I'm a little overly excited to organise my first big giveaway, to win a brand new
Thursday, 13 October 2016

My dress diaries, part two

One of my most favourite and more loved posts way back in the summer was my Vintage dress collection and I've been itching to create a dress tour sequel. You may have guessed that I'm a dress girl at
Monday, 10 October 2016

Autumn with Scent Circus melts*

Now we are getting fully acquainted with October and the season is in full swing. To celebrate I have my pumpkin all ready to carve and sparkle nails: Pink Lemonade under Maybelline's Color Show Knitted
Thursday, 6 October 2016

Mid autumn wish list

This October I have an affection for tans, greys, pinks, cosy comforts and luxe packaging! My beauty list seems to gravitate toward ingredients for creating dewy, glowy skin, which is a difficult look to achieve
Sunday, 2 October 2016

Oh those autumn moments

Are you anything like me and love reading room tours? I love seeing a beautiful space that someone has created and that there is something personal about it being one's den, refuge. I love to see the little details
Friday, 30 September 2016

Penpal hamper, Two Different Worlds

An exciting project I embarked on this year was a special collaboration with the lovely Angi at Two Different Worlds. I am eternally grateful to her for sending me the cutest package of goodies ever,
Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Dispelling my parenting demons

Happy late September loves! One of things I would love to write about on my blog is the ins and outs, and ups and downs of motherhood alongside babyhood, even though I feel guilty and scared talking
Thursday, 22 September 2016

Using OGX to grow princess hair*

OGX is a brand I'm passionate about, it's my secret trick to keeping long, full locks and there is no better treatment for sensitive, colour treated hair or for my scruffy ends. Their shampoos are unique
Sunday, 18 September 2016

A little town in the Lakes

Please know that I have all kinds of autumn posts lined up for you, it is only for the season being so late to bloom this year! It is quite peculiar waking up to foggy, misty mornings that later bloom to 24c
Thursday, 15 September 2016

Unicorn horn, Lush exclusives

I've been wanting to review this beauty for a while, ever since managing to snap it up in time from the Lush Kitchen. I'd been kicking myself ever since I missed it last time and was over the moon to see
Monday, 12 September 2016

Autumn bits and pieces

Read: not very autumnal bits and pieces! Here's a look at what has been filling my September evenings, the nights already drawing in. Sertraline seems to be doing good things for me and I've been baking
Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Homemade spice cake, a vintage recipe

Today has been so hot and I can scarcely believe we are heading in to autumn, we are experiencing a true indian summer this year! I have made a spice cake to welcome in the new season, using an old,
Sunday, 4 September 2016

The fifteen month old toddler

Oscar has suddenly reached the stage where I cannot call him a baby any longer. I can't get my head round how quickly he's grown, now fifteen months and rushing up to his sixteen month milestone!
Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Life lately in snapshots #10

I'm not yet sure if I'm ready for summer to go, I've grown so accustomed to the light mornings and midsummer nights. In August I got Disney princess treatment, having my birthday, enjoying meatballs
Monday, 29 August 2016

Free samples on the web*

One of my favourite things is to go out searching for bargains, thrifting and shopping second hand goods after saving up some small change! I love the thrill of finding something amazing at a reduced
Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Summer Lakes adventures

There are few things that warm my heart more than exploring my little corner of the globe. Before the season falls in to autumn I wanted to go out, capture and bring to you a slice of the Lakes in its gold
Saturday, 20 August 2016

My newest stationary additions

Dear readers, if you're reading this on date of publication then it is my birthday and I have turned 21! I thought I'd bring you a little stationary haul, a few items I got in recently. Everything here is from
Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Dressing up my gadgets and a giveaway!*

This is the first time I've featured a smartphone on my blog, the first I've ever owned. I'm an old fashioned soul who adores snail mail messaging and second hand vintage furniture and who is quick
Friday, 12 August 2016

Five things I learnt through CBT

I went back in to having Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with First Step last summer at the peak of my health anxiety. It is a clever thinking therapy that works to challenge obsessive thoughts and
Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Five beautiful islands to visit in Europe

Europe is an incredible place with so many different cuisines, cultures, and languages to explore. With so many different countries pressed up next to each other, you can soak up so much without ever having to cross water. 
Monday, 8 August 2016

Mrs Whippy, Lush exclusives

There's been a whole lotta Lush in my bathroom recently, mostly because all my favourite items decided to make an appearance in the Lush Kitchen at once! Apparently me being me cannot resist
Thursday, 4 August 2016

Travelling the Maldives

Happy August everyone! How on earth are we on our last month of summer already? Following on from my Sri Lanka diaries, here is a little photo diary feature of our trip to the Maldives.
Sunday, 31 July 2016

Rose gold and diamonds, Gemporia*

I can't believe how close we are to August! I'm counting down the hours until my birthday month, fellow Leos celebrate! July was the month I was blessed to form an alliance with
Wednesday, 27 July 2016

The Midsummer ball

Recently I've been inspired by #TheGirlGang 'Dinner party' chat on twitter, where we talked about our dream dinner get together. I thought it would be fun to dream up my own
Sunday, 24 July 2016

A little bargain haul

Last weekend I went to the city, Birmingham, while we were staying in the West Midlands. Needless to say it was difficult impossible to leave empty handed. Here are a few things I picked