Sunday, 31 December 2017

What I received for Christmas...

What I got for Christmas 2017 haul
Happy New Years eve everyone! There are so many things I feel grateful for, my heart is so full right now. The little sleepy stretch my gerbils do when waking up, your sweet words, our wonderful new little house, bear
Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Sugar Plum Fun set review, Too Faced

Too Faced Sugar Plum Fun palette review
Happy Holidays everyone, I hope you're having an extra special time or just giving yourself some lovely rest! Right now I'm watching the new rendition of Little Women. Here are my thoughts on the 
Wednesday, 20 December 2017

The cutest new fragrances on the block*

So Fragrance EDP beauty review
Following the lovely, lightweight body mists I wrote about back in summer, comes a new range of beautiful perfumes from much loved company So...? fragrances, this time in EDP form with brand new scents to
Saturday, 16 December 2017

The most beautiful Christmas wreath, Hotel Chocolat*

Hotel Chocolat wreath box review
All is calm, all is bright, chocolate wreath with tea tonight... When it comes to Christmas desserts, this year I'm thinking go big or go home, try something totally different (mmm yes Caribbean style rum cake with
Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Packing for a Christmas vacation

What's in my suitcase
There's something about the concept of island living I feel so deeply drawn to. Despite living in the Lakes, I feel so at home in a tropical climate, though it feels very different to where I live in the world. I've always felt
Saturday, 9 December 2017

I'm dreaming of a white, Christmassy conservatory

Shabby chic Christmas decor wish list
It's just started to snow a little as I write this. We've scheduled our conservatory project for the New Year, something we need to save up for, but I'm getting so excited at the prospect of making it all light
Tuesday, 5 December 2017

December photo diary and new babies*

December pink photo diary
Hello December, hello pretty festive lights, snow on the hills, going to the Christmas markets and buying fried potatos and boffins, ending up broke and realising I'm not cut out to be Santa, catching up on blogmas posts
Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Lake district shabby chic decor dreams

Shabby chic vintage Christmas interior decorations
I thought I would bring you along on a window shopping trip with me. On my blog I'm always going on about the beautiful festive displays I see and I thought I'd share some with you! We still have some things to buy,
Sunday, 26 November 2017

Recent sweet winter purchases

Blog winter fashion interior haul
We took a little trip to Birmingham while in the West Midlands staying with Mitch's family. It was so fun watching the Christmas market stalls being set up (though gutted we were a bit early to see it in full swing!)
Thursday, 23 November 2017

Travel photo tips with Clifton cameras*

Girly travel photography tips
Today's post is a little different, I am collaborating with favourite camera company Clifton cameras, who stock a huge range of travel cameras lenses, essentials and underwater cases, to bring you some handy tips on taking
Saturday, 18 November 2017

Festive Disney pick me ups giveaway

Festive Disney blog giveaway
I've seen everyone getting seriously excited about the Holidays on social media, so following the success of last year's festive giveaway, I wanted to run another! This is a slightly bigger giveaway, I've packed lots of goodies
Monday, 13 November 2017

Festive gift ideas for her

Girly pink Christmas blog wishlist
I wanted to create a luxe style gift guide that doesn't break the bank, partially inspired by my recent trip to Birmingham and the milky pastels, muted greys, sparkles and sequins I've been hoarding on my Sweet Winter
Friday, 10 November 2017

Feeling all toasty and pink

Pink winter outfit
What is it about winter that makes me want to do outfit posts? (a huge shout out to my Grandma for very kindly helping me, I think she'd much prefer if I asked in summer instead!) I feel like colder weather is the
Sunday, 5 November 2017

Six adorable beauty products*

Bubble t blog review winter beauty haul
Ahhh it's getting all crisp, sparkly and frosty outside, I'm feeling excited! It's been so lovely lately taking a breather and a hot bath or three, having time to enjoy new products, savour every little detail, give my gerbies
Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Stars and mermaids, Betsy Benn review*

Mermaid shabby chic room and Betsy Benn review
Happy November everyone! I wanted to share a a couple of new room additions that I've been head over heels for. This morning was so chilly and frosty, I've been seriously loving this double mermaid duvet set Mitch's
Sunday, 29 October 2017

Mori girl inspired wish list

Mori girl home style wish list
I've always dreamt of what a mori style home might look like, a creamy pastel backdrop with soft, drapey fabrics, cosy, Scandinavian style touches and pieces of the forest brought inside in the form of wreaths and
Thursday, 26 October 2017

My Autumn & Winter evening routine

Blog winter evening routine
Recently I've had a series of 'crash' days and struggled to stay awake. It makes even the small jobs impossible to do and I have to lie down to try and muster energy to breathe, to speak, to hold things. Sometimes it hurts to
Monday, 23 October 2017

In a world where there are Octobers

Blog gratitude list
I thought as it was nearing Thanksgiving time, it being a season of reflection, I would create a happy list of my very favourite material things (minus Sertraline) in name of the Anne of Green gables quote 'I'm so glad I
Friday, 20 October 2017

Pug sheets, soft cheeks and Betsy Benn*

Toddler blog update and Betsy Benn
It feels so long since I did an Oscar update! We were kindly sent this darling little shabby chic ornament from adorable print company and little boy loves reading and sounding out the letters and trying
Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Autumn's forgotten remedies

Vintage old fashioned autumn remedies
There's something about autumn that has me wanting to pile my larder high with pumpkins, baskets of apples, with herbs hanging in bunches from the ceiling. It fascinates me how people did things over a hundred years
Saturday, 14 October 2017

Sweet Cecily's, the perfect pick me up*

Sweet Cecily's natural skincare gift blog review
As we drift further towards the coldest months of the year, the pretty bows and sparkly packaging starts to catch my eye and suddenly I'm saving up to buy all the festive body care, socks and mugs Boots gift sets I
Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Cute little Halloween finds

I can't believe we are in mid October! This year I've been really inspired by @littletinyghost on Instagram and been collecting lots of Halloween inspired bits and bobs to give my room a spooky feel. 
Sunday, 8 October 2017

Taffy mail, candy on your doorstep*

Candy boxes are my go to present idea, I love giving someone the gift of trying all kinds of new and innovative candy, pretty much a Wonka factory inside a parcel. This time it was me on the receiving end, trying Pop
Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Lakeland reflections, photo diary

Lake District autumn diary
On the last day of September we managed a little trip up the Lakes to see the seasonal colours. The Lakes are so beautiful in autumn, you find yourself scarcely able to concentrate, just fixated on the 
Thursday, 28 September 2017

New autumn dresses and pretty pieces

Never regret eating too much ice cream or spending too much on dresses, they are two of the nicest, cosiest feelings. For years I'd dreamed of placing an order with Miss Patina, so with my birthday newly over with,
Saturday, 23 September 2017

The cosiest movie night essentials*

I feel so sad LoveFilm is going, it has come to be an essential part of my enchanted movie nights. The kind where you have pumpkin sage candles burning, ice cream on hand and your duvet with you, all ready to slip in
Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Preschool ideas for little ones

Oscar is due to start nursery school come September 2018 and we don't feel ready at all! Oscar is still very shy with other children and adults alike and unused to group sessions in a learning environment. I'm looking to
Sunday, 17 September 2017

Chocolate blackberry bear biscuits

Chocolate blackberry bear autumn biscuits
Autumn time instills in me a great urge to bake. Growing up in my Grandma's garden, every autumn meant going to the orchard, searching through the windfalls on the ground, reaching to pick damsons, going
Tuesday, 12 September 2017

#RelaxandRecline, autumn home wishlist*

Autumn home blog wishlist
Oh, a brand new season! "The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!" Well, almost. There is so much to indulge in come Autumn. We have been
Friday, 8 September 2017

Feel good drinks for on the go*

Feel Good summer autumn drinks blog review
Last autumn I taste tested some Feel Good drinks on the blog. This year, equipped with a host of brand new flavours, I thought I would share some of my favourites, the flavours that I'm filling my purse with, as they fit
Tuesday, 5 September 2017

A very Disney giveaway, Beauty & the Beast

Disney Beauty and the Beast blog giveaway
 I've been so grateful lately for your lovely comments and involvement in #romanticgals that I wanted to run a giveaway to say thank you. I know there are many Disney fans amongst you, some who missed out on the
Thursday, 31 August 2017

Face Florals, a meadow on my face*

Face Florals review, vintage outfit blog
My Hogwarts letter came and it had flowers inside. Or that's what I thought. The packaging for these is so beautiful! They are Face Florals, carefully dried and pressed flower heads, petals and flakes that you can use to
Saturday, 26 August 2017

A new house in the Lakes

New house and home decor haul
For such a peaceful setting it's felt so crazy, rushing to cram in bed frames, flooring, painting new walls. I still can't get my head around that it's our own first home, it feels like we are staying in a holiday home! With
Tuesday, 22 August 2017

London birthday photo diary

London birthday photo diary
I have been on a small blog hiatus as we have finally moved in to our first home after a year of planning! I have been struggling to balance house renovating, caring for little boy and blogging, whilst trying to manage on
Monday, 14 August 2017

The all-temperature ice cream, Choc on Choc*

Choc on Choc Mr Whippy review
Like summer days, the moments enjoying an ice cream are fleeting, passing in a haze of silk sweet vanilla, "raw like grained silk". From snapping open the tub, to fragrant mouthfuls sliding to nothing on the
Thursday, 10 August 2017

Macarons, blush suede and Lush

Laduree and Lush shopping haul
I recently made my very first Laduree purchase after visiting the store for the first time. Even though the store was teeny, visiting was such an experience in itself! It was a paradise cave of beautiful desserts, dainty cakes,
Monday, 7 August 2017

An afternoon with Pandora #DoSummer*

Pandora #DoSummer blog event
Last weekend I went to my first bloggers event in London, set in an enchanted Pandora's garden in Regents Park. The location was so perfect, I have a kind of obsession with Regents Park; there is such an air of sadness
Monday, 31 July 2017

Treating my inner five year old

Disney Primark blog haul
You know you're secretly five years old when you unashamedly dance in the aisles in Primark upon finding their treasure trove pyjama section. You know when you're little and you appreciate every small thing, glitter
Wednesday, 26 July 2017

New room pieces, Pusheen and photo prints*

Last weekend we took a special trip to Liverpool. I had been so excited to visit the new Art Noveau exhibition at the Walker and definitely Primark too, at the prospect of finding some adorable Disney pieces. I may have
Saturday, 22 July 2017

Behind the scenes, parenting with M.E.

Parenting with M.E or CFS blog diary
This post was originally going to be called 'Tree climbing and skirt swishing'. I don't like to talk about my ME/illness too much, the reality is very ugly, horrible and difficult, I definitely don't think it belongs in the
Monday, 17 July 2017

Blush, white and rose gold stationery pieces*

Kate Spade 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
Friday, 14 July 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
Sunday, 9 July 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!
Tuesday, 4 July 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
Friday, 30 June 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
Monday, 26 June 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
Wednesday, 21 June 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
Sunday, 18 June 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
Friday, 16 June 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
Monday, 12 June 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?