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Thursday, 19 September 2019

How to look seriously sultry, on a budget

How to be a femme fatale, how to dress sultry autumn and winter outfit ideas
I thought I would try something a bit different as now autumn is here, how to be seriously sultry on a budget, from a fashion and aesthetical point of view. Sulty doesn't have to mean sexy, sultry can be powerful, flamboyant, mysterious, it can represent a powerful means of dressing oneself and a way of making a statement. An expression of identity and who we are, it's like our normal style, taken underground. Here is how to be a femme fatale with these autumn and winter outfit ideas...
How to be a femme fatale, how to dress sultry autumn and winter outfit ideas
1. Sultry is texturally rich - sultry is tieing textures together to create a sensuous way of dressing. Different textures like matte and glossy add dimension and can turn you in to a badass ninja lady haha. In this way sultry is quite a maximalist style, yet worn minimally, powerful velvet, satins, quilting, lace all make up its texture palette and will be perfect for creating autumn and winter outfits. Try a velvet scrunchie you can match to your outfit for instant power!
Thursday, 12 September 2019

Look like an angel for work or school

Look like - and feel like - an angel for work or school! From the Lakes, we travelled way down to Birmingham at the weekend to visit Mitch's family and shopped for Oscar going back to school, in the biggest Primark I've ever seen - ever! I picked up a few things and this beautiful top I found in River Island. I absolutely  l o v e  going to the city as you can find all kinds of crazy things...

I picked up one of the silky chai scented facial mists by ohii, it smells just like popcorn and gives you baby soft skin all day. I am a sucker, I smelt it and was sold straightaway, it is a dream. I wanted to bottle that sense of feeling soft and pampered, in your favourite scents and clothes, and so here are some steps to take to look and feel like an angel all day long, at work or school!
Finding innovative ways to work around a dress code! Does your school or workplace have a uniform policy or dress code? Here are some fashion tips for school uniforms and work uniforms alike, and how to look angelic wherever you go. Let's get going!
Saturday, 31 August 2019

How to make your legs look longer

For every day! How to get gazelle legs, tips that will work for you every day, not just reserved for special occasions! Although many a leg shape be beautiful, this is a specific guide on achieving that slender, athletic look through bits and bobs you might wear casually. Here are some sneaky tips and tricks and casual wear picks to make your legs look extra long, no matter how tall you are! 
1. Knee high or thigh high boots! Will seriously give you forever legs. The only challenge with sock boots is how to keep them up and above your knees, they have a funny knack for being a bit too sock-like and progressing further and further down the leg... I definitely recommend going for the sturdier varieties, those with full length zips mean they will comfortably stay in place!

2. Knee high socks - An amazing way to create the illusion without having to go out and buy thigh high boots (which can run expensive). I found some uber cute ones that come as a 2 in 1 with tights, so there's no chance of them ruckling or sliding back down every five minutes! I will be sure to find the ASOS link and pop it in!

Friday, 16 August 2019

Princessy morning routine ideas

 I thought I would bring you some gorgeous and relaxing morning routine ideas, after really loving putting together my girly bedtime routine and 12 princessy things to do in your pjs... I might be the cringiest person ever but sometimes you just need to be and it's just the best haha. Here are some lovely self care and self love morning rituals, best performed at sunrise.
. Choose a cute mug and enjoy some rosella tea - or your favourite drink, or whatever is in your fridge that day! You could even add a stripey straw or saucer for hot drinks. Really

Beauty products, how to spend less and enjoy more*

*this is a collaborative post but images are my own
Sometimes part of the whole embracing your natural features-thing can be buying, wearing and enjoying makeup, to bring out and accentuate our favourite features. We all love the way that our favourite makeup, hair products, accessories, clothes and other beauty paraphernalia make us feel, whether we’re stepping out to paint the town red or preparing a badass ensemble for the boardroom. 

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Selfie tips and ideas

How to look pretty in photos, how to take a selfie tips, tricks and girly selfie ideas and how to look good in photos
A selfie is a really fun way to present ourselves to the world and rediscover our features. A statement of who we want to be, we can curate and style it however we like. Like a painting, we have control over the mood, feel and setting of our piece, we can create a whole new version or impression of ourselves that exists within a digital frame. There is so much freedom to emphasise your favourite features, find new ways to love them and feel confident in yourself. Even if you are trapped being snapped in an impromtu situation, here is how to take power back and feel confident and in control in front of the camera! Here is what I have learned... love, your friendly neighbourhood selfie taker!

1. Try out different effects and angles - experiment with flash, snap a photo upside down, a reflection in a mirror, a shadow on a sunlit wall, get really creative with your angles and honing in on different focal points in your photos. I'm loving experimenting with flash at the moment,
Wednesday, 31 July 2019

7 underrated hobbies to calm a stressed mind

When you feel as though you have the weight of the world on your shoulders, nothing seems to shake you from this funk. Whether you’ve had a terrible day at work or felt overwhelmed at home, a handful of happy hobbies can do their bit to help you escape, release your stress and unwind a little.
Sunday, 28 July 2019

How to smell like an actual angel

Everyday! And how to make the scents you choose last all day. I thought I would make a little personality quiz and share my favourite fragrances and fragrance tips at the same time! This is for those people who like me always head for the candle section or scented fabric softener departments in shops haha, who can't come away without a new room spray or body mist. Perfumes always end up incredibly pricey so I have shopped hard to find adorable perfumes that will make you smell incredible and are a bit kinder on your purse, some even have £35 knocked off the original price!
I recently wrote about my favourite girly bedtime body lotions and this kind of led me on to the scents I love to use everyday and those I gravitate towards. I think you can have sooo much
Wednesday, 17 July 2019

The best bedtime body products & lotions

 Aka the best dupes for Lush Sleepy! Some of you from twitter might know I recently spent a week in hospital for glandular fever. For many days I couldn't look at my phone, which is why things got a bit quiet around here. I really loved working on my dream girly bedtime routine and I thought I would hone in on the best lotions and body products to use before bed and work in to your evening or night routine. I decided to make a list of dupes and my best/favourite products that help you to relax, unwind and come down from the day, soothing lotions to help you fall asleep or to help you sleep better. Cosy up and prepare to snooze away! *moon and star emojis*
1. First I have to start with Lush's Sleepy body lotion - a lovely intensive lotion that comes in a little black pot, it smells like summer lavender, the same scent as their milky lavender scented pink Twilight bath bomb. It smells incredibly relaxing and you almost want to eat it haha, but it can be pretty pricey, especially for the larger size pots and with online shipping costs too.  
Thursday, 4 July 2019

The trial size skincare you need to try

Recently I noticed they had some new mini skincare sets on ASOS. A little while ago I ordered this very pretty and pink Origins kit as a bit of a treat to myself for £20 and I'm so, so glad I did. I love having tons of products to play with, they have been amazing for crafting a little skincare routine and getting to know all of the different products without forking out for the full price items. I would never have been able to try them otherwise. It's fun being totally kitted out for a night in or pamper evening... complete with rose clay face mask, renewal serum and matte moisturiser!
girly skincare blog review
I decided to try one of the new Clinique skincare kits. Not long ago I sampled a bit of my sister's 'Take the day off' balm and it was really gentle and soothing, it didn't hurt my sensitive skin and it made my face look nice and glowy. It is as good as they say it is! The Clinique moisture surge is
Friday, 21 June 2019

My dream girly bedtime routine

I decided to make a little 'midsummer night's routine' post haha, my ultimate night routine. I somehow managed to time this well with it being the summer solstice (and with midsummer's night itself coming up, traditionally held around 23rd/24th June. In countries such as Sweden, Norway and Finland it was believed that if a girl picked seven different flowers on midsummer night and placed them under her pillow, she would dream of her future husband). While it is still light outside it can be hard to settle in to slumber so here is a lavender scented bedtime routine (thanks to Lush's Sleepy lotion), a really sumptuous mini spa evening, the perfect OTT home spa night to relax and unwind. I had a lot of fun taking these photos and envisaging my dream night routine, I hope you enjoy! 

1. Dress bed with clean, fresh sheets - and open the window on summer nights, to let the sweet night smells and cool air in. I might make a little soothing playlist in advance. This is when I would do all my little duties for the night, brush up any excess bedding my gerbies have kicked on the floor and fill up their food and water bottles. I might also give them any veggie leftovers from tea.

I also tidy and arrange my things all nice, my goal recently is to live more minimally, have less belongings and invest in pieces that are special and spark joy within me. Rather than cluttering my wardrobe with all bits and pieces, I believe in saving my pennies to invest in only a select few pieces.
2. Make any cute snacks in advance - and hot drinks, for this will allow them time to cool, whether you want to drink green tea after the shower or have your chamomile tea in the bath. I
Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Unexpected changes when you first become a parent*

Learning what to expect when you have a baby is hard at the best of times, you always hear that you're never going to truly know until it happens. However, there are some things that nobody told me about at all! Definitely, the days of staying out late, getting a full night's sleep, or doing many of the things that you're used to taking for granted will be likely put on hold for a good few years - but also the impact on your home, surroundings and other areas of your life! Here are just a few more unexpected ways your life could totally change once your firstborn arrives... *this is a collaborative post
Sunday, 2 June 2019

My girly fashion bargains and how to find them!

Girly fashion tips and girly outfit ideas
I always try to take a minimalist approach to my wardrobe, constantly curating it and investing in only the pieces I really love, keeping everything clean, fresh and tidy, that is the dream! In a house of boys it can feel like the one area I have control over haha. Keeping less clothing and curating fewer pieces means I can dedicate more time to wearing, loving and appreciating each one, plus it helps me practise self control and is kinder to the planet! Because I only invest in a few pieces I love to fill the select spaces in my wardrobe with my favourite brands, however in the real world there is no way I can afford to spend £50-100 on a dress. I thought I would share with you my tips, exactly how I go about finding high cost items for much less, plus some absolutely adorable sales picks to go and grab now!

1. I subscribe to Love the Sales, I think I've mentioned this before on my blog but this is probably my favourite option because it delivers my favourite things to my inbox for me and I don't have to do anything else. I've been subscribed for quite a while now and I really like it. It caters for a lot of brands and shops... Disney, Missguided, GHD, Skinnydip, Nasty Gal, ASOS, you name it! I often use it to find fashion picks for my blog wishlists. It's kind of like the fashion version of Creative Market - it sends me pieces perfectly tailored to me, for example, if you are looking for Ted Baker...

https://www.eqvvswomen.co.uk/women-c5/accessories-c67/ted-baker-women-kate-pup-face-watch-in-pink-p6469https://www.very.co.uk/b-by-ted-baker-b-by-baker-chatsworth-balcony-bra/1600323556.prdhttps://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5076&awinaffid=513327&clickref=&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thewatchhut.co.uk%2Fted-baker-jewellery%2Fted-baker-jewellery-irinna-love-letter-pendant-jewel-tbj1268-24-03-tbj1268-24-03.htmlhttps://www.mandmdirect.com/01/details/TB4154/Ted-Baker-Womens-Aurbray-Knitted-Skater-Dress-Nude-Pinkhttps://www.tedbaker.com/uk/Home-and-Gifts/Gifts/Womens-Gifts/Gifts-For-Her/VITORIA-Flourish-print-umbrella-Dusky-Pink/p/154907-DUSKY-PINKhttps://www.eqvvswomen.co.uk/women-c5/jewellery-c6/ted-baker-jewellery-cotania-p6570https://www.mandmdirect.com/01/details/TB4145/Ted-Baker-Womens-Leiaa-V-Neck-Trim-Cami-Light-Pinkhttps://www.eqvvswomen.co.uk/women-c5/jewellery-c6/ted-baker-jewellery-estrada-enchanted-heart-brooch-p7441
Wednesday, 29 May 2019

A very vintage Father's day gift guide*

Vintage inspired style father's day gift guide ideas
 I pulled together a lovely little Father's day gift guide for the upcoming occasion. I thought I would put a vintage twist on it. This is from a person who can never seem to think of gifts for guys that aren't food! All of these ideas are from lovely menswear company Jacamo, brother of Simply Be. Hopefully these will not only serve to treat your loved ones, but take them back in time a bit too!

1. Ben Sherman round dial strap watch - this watch is so gorgeous. I love the vintage feel about it, the weathered tan strap and gorgeous dial design exude charm from another era.

2. Joseph Joseph Dot Active Grey water bottle - a stylish water bottle always comes in handy, it makes for one of the most useful gifts, especially for the summer months ahead!
Saturday, 25 May 2019

Girly beauty & fashion hacks that blew my mind

Girly beauty tips, girly aesthetic makeup blog
Here are a few girly hacks that blew my mind... genius beauty tips and fashion tricks that will help to transform your whole routine, plus a few handy lifestyle hacks too! I hope you like my tips, I thought I would include a few favourites I've never heard on the web before... let me know your faves below... PS go here to learn my ultimate ASOS fashion shopping trick!

1. Use clear nail varnish to stop tights laddering - keep a tiny pot of nail polish with you and paste it on any snags in the tights or on any frayed ends in clothing - something perfect to add to your on the go self care kit! That way, as soon as you notice any punctures in your tights when out, or catch them on anything, you can stop them from unravelling.
Saturday, 18 May 2019

Ways to become ethereal in real life

This is a little aesthetical edit I made. I hope you like it! The inspirations for this post came from ITV's Victoria. I really love Jenna's style as young Victoria, the whole set and costumes, especially the ethereal looking nightgown scenes by candlelight. Plus my favourite Stradivarius blouse came back in stock on ASOS again! I don't often feature pictures of myself so this was fun to do. I hope you will like these ideas, lovely things to put in place, practise and adopt in the comfort of your own home and/or out everyday! Here is everything you need, how to be ethereal in every day life...

1. Dress in floaty white things - I love incorporating symbols in to my outfits, like a secret language. White can represent purity and has angelic connotations. I recently repurchased my favourite Stradivarius blouse, so I always have one to wear when the other is in the wash. I am wearing it in the photos in this post. Vintage girl approved! PS check out my unmissable ASOS hack here before you order - it blew my mind!

Friday, 10 May 2019

Creating a sumptuous silky skin routine

Me having sensitive skin, the hailed skincare 'glo up' guides of the internet, with witch hazel, tea tree and all the other amazing sounding ingredients are lost on me. My skin burns and becomes badly inflamed moments after coming in to contact with any kind of tea tree product. Here is me attempting to slather stuff on my face to see what works haha. I'd love to have a dreamy kind of skincare routine of my own, I'd love to make it some special relaxing ritual to distract me and help me zone out.

Edit/heads up: Ahhh this set is back guys! You can pick it up while you can here, I promise it's worth the purchase, this set is a dream and perfect for trying lots of skincare products at once.
I purchased this set myself, just a girl trying to achieve good skin, wishing on glass skin and recommending good products when I find them. I became interested in Origins for their gorgeous face masks, how gentle they are said to be and how they benefit the skin.
Sunday, 28 April 2019

Home tour, just around and about

Dear Sunday, from last Sunday. There is no theme for this post, just good old fashioned blogging and me being let loose with my camera. I took these snaps on Easter weekend. It was such a special time, blossom everywhere, the weather 10c warmer than usual with no clouds in the sky, only hazy sunshine.

Saturday, 20 April 2019

What to wear to turn heads, plus asos hack!

Here are some universally flattering pieces to stand out and turn heads this summer, to add to your ASOS basket! For me fashion is all about sculpting the body and the face, drawing attention to your best features, dressing and shaping the body like a second skin. Sometimes fragility is the boldest statement you can make, I love using it to stand out. Read on to find out how to get noticed, why these will help you turn heads, how to style them to attract attention, plus a sneaky ASOS hack that will help you score your favourite items - and perfect size - even if they are sold out on the website! 
Sunday, 14 April 2019

On the go self care kit ideas

Girly self care kit whats in my bag
I've read a lot about making a self care kit and wanted to try it for myself. I wanted it to be functional and space saving for on the go, I love the idea of having a 'safety kit', full of pick me ups and things for every situation - things to fight a hard day. It can be handy when you are having a bad day to have a bag full of nice little necessities or pick me ups. These are just little things to make you happy, there doesn't have to be any great meaning behind them, or there can be, it's really up to you!
Girly self care kit whats in my bag
Introducing... new adorable bow bag! I got this really cute Yoki bag off ASOS, it was reduced to £15 in the sale from £46. Small, I know, but I think having a miniature size bag is so cute. The bow design is so quirky. Do snap it up quickly if you like it, it's even prettier in real life and gorgeous for spring!
Sunday, 7 April 2019

Girly daily confidence boosting tips

After putting together my tips to look pretty post, I decided to share some tips on confidence and self assurance, my go to every day tips you can use to feel a bit more confident. Real tips, whether you feel like an outsider or your self esteem is gradually ebbing away. I touched on it a little bit in my 'how to glow up' guide but I wanted to talk about it more. This post consists of everyday, on the surface tips and does not delve in to the deep caverns of hell that social anxiety can consist of, I understand it is such a flimsy term for what it really is! I would love to extend a loving hand to anyone who is suffering and I would love to hear from you! Do send me an email any time.
Unlike beauty tips, confidence can take some time to implement and grow. The key is to be patient, take it super easy and reward yourself frequently, celebrate every success. I'm hoping these might help to get you through the day, help you to look and feel effortlessly cool when you need it the most and
Sunday, 31 March 2019

Exact secrets to look pretty overnight

Here are some beauty tips you're gonna love, secrets to look and be pretty overnight, with or without makeup. When I wrote my 'how to glow up' guide I realised there are so many useful tips I didn't include that I use and swear by every day. I am the most tired person too so these should be super easy to implement, they are so quick to do and perfect for the night before school or work. They are perfect for working in to your morning/night routine to make it extra fun. Here's how to look pretty instantly, even if you only have five mins to scrub up and get ready!
Friday, 22 March 2019

How to create, faux freckles vintage girl outfit

How to create faux freckles, vintage girl outfit
 Happy Friday all! The goal for this look was a soft and cute everyday look, with a flamboyant twist. It's a dreaming in plaits, poofy sleeves, ridiculous bows aka my favourite things, over the top girly edit, just channelled in to a soft look one can wear every day. Living life being a bit ridiculous and standing out is fun, I love to try to do that with my outfits. I love the vintage vibes I get from this one.
How to create faux freckles, vintage girl outfit
The theme for the Met Gala 2019 is 'Campness' in fashion and I got inspired to make a little look of my own. For me it means the joy of donning the most ridiculous, over the top cutesy, gorgeous pieces. All my favourite outfits are ones that have a strange and crazy kind of character about them...
Sunday, 17 March 2019

Princessy self care buys wishlist

Self care buys, ways to treat yourself, princess aesthetic blog wishlist
 For me self care can be a bit girly at times. For me it's less about mental health, as there is nothing I can see, hear, buy, purchase to assist or relieve my difficulties, the extreme fluctuations in brain chemistry, along with the very present flu like feelings. So I thought I would make a wishlist of fun things! Here are some girly 'me time' things on my wishlist, pretty things that are perfect to gift yourself and others as little pick me ups! These will hopefully be perfect for the pamper evening, the spa night at home and encourage me to set aside time for some self care, regardless if I am feeling bad.

1. Feather Bra - the comfiest thing ever to wear, I am seriously invested. These are kind of like sports bras so you can just lounge around in the house in them along with your checked pyjama pants. They are so soft and stretchy, the name 'Feather Bra' is definitely accurate. They are really versatile, are literally like wearing a cloud and perfect for every day. You really do forget you are wearing it, in a good way! I love the light pink, nude and black shades. One of the best 'me time' purchases I've ever made haha. If you've ever dithered around buying one of these, I say go for it! You will not regret.
Thursday, 14 March 2019

How to decorate your desk for spring

Spring girly desk or bedside table ideas for a girly shabby chic bedroom, how to makeover your room for spring
Ahh spring, when the sun comes out and fills your room with all kinds of pretty light. Even if it is still cold outside! Here are some girly ways to dress up your desk and give your space a mini makeover for spring, a home decor 'spring clean'. When sprucing up my space for the new season I always think small changes can have a big impact, especially if you have gotten used to your surroundings over time. Here are some pretty home decor ideas, how to makeover your bedroom, desk or home for spring.
Spring girly desk or bedside table ideas for a girly shabby chic bedroom, how to makeover your room for spring
. A pretty mug for your desk. Okay this doesn't count as stationery but you could use it, not only for hot drinks, but to hold pens and pencils, or even pieces of jewellery for a bedside table.