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 the fact that 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 - here are some of my favourite picks below. 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!

Friday, 10 May 2019

Creating a sumptuous silky skin routine

girly pastel beauty origins skincare blog review
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.
girly pastel beauty origins skincare blog review
This is in no way sponsored, beside the odd affiliate link! 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.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

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Tuesday, 30 April 2019

How to feel ethereal*

I've seen those cute romantic - tumblr I think - collages about on Pinterest... 'things to do on a lonely weekend ' and 'how to feel ethereal', I thought it was really cute and wanted to make my own version. In collaboration with AW Bridal UK, I put together a few pieces to create an ethereal daytime look that will be perfect for any summer occasions, swanning about the streets on warm days, or even something princessy to have on the door of your wardrobe. Just complete look with said accessories and glowy, gossamer-like skin aka lots of care and muchas highlighter... read my exact beauty secrets post here!

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 your 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 or drop me a comment below.
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 don't take up, or cost you hardly any, time, perfect to do the night before school or work. Here's how to look pretty instantly, even if you only have five minutes to scrub up and get ready!
1. Create a hair routine to get your dream lengths - Make it a plan this spring/summer to get your healthiest hair yet, no matter how long it is. Indulge and treat your hair to luxurious feeling masks and post shower treatments. Make it your goal to have the ends of your hair as healthy as the

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. 

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Girly free self soothing phone wallpapers

Girly free inspirational self care phone wallpapers
Here are some girly phone wallpapers with self soothing messages. These are really great little reminders, when it's cold and rainy or you need a little pick me up swap them around on your phone as a little act of self care. I can never choose just one for my phone so I made a compilation...

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Ways I'm glowing up for spring

Girly spring beauty glow up
 1. I bought me some pinstripe shorts from Shein for spring. They didn't have my size and I dithered for ages but they were so cute and had really good reviews. I trimmed and tucked them a bit smaller and they are just what I was looking for! I think these are so cute and will be perfect to pair with a vintage style blouse. I'm definitely a shorts girl this year, or a 'skorts' girl, I love how handy they are.

2. I got a slim white floor length mirror for my wall, only £10 from Dunelms. It opens up the room a lot more, I only wish I'd got one sooner as I can see and plan my outfits so much better, I have a few ideas I'd love to bring to the blog too, especially for spring and summer, my favourite season for fashion!

Monday, 25 February 2019

12 girly things to do for spring

Girly things and activities to do in spring, just girly things
Right now in the UK we are in the middle of our warmest February yet! It's about 16 or so degrees here in the Lake District which is exciting!! Plus it's not raining either, there are pure blue skies. 

I visited my family on the bus with a little help from my sister and the bus route is gorgeous, it was just bliss with the sunshine coasting the hills, I am so blessed to live here, every part feels like home. Hearing birdsong through the open windows, seeing all the lambs in the fields and the daffodils and the blossoms are starting too. I'm going to keep popping my sheets up to dry in the sun and blissfully pretend it's going to carry on in to next week. I thought I would compose a list of girly things to do for spring whilst I am in spring mode haha... that and I have been going all 'listy' on the blog recently...

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

How to perfectly prepare for a shopping trip

Girly outfit aesthetic, shopping haul
Here's what I bought recently... I purchased these gorgeous boots from New Look whilst they were in the sale, I love the grunge look of them against the pink and pastels for spring. They bring a lush, vintage feel to pretty outfits. This ice cream coloured ribbed top came from Forever21, it's so sweet!
Girly outfit aesthetic, shopping haul
I also repurchased the Victoria's Secret shimmer body mist in Velvet Petals because I love it so much. And the cutest novelty socks from Forever21. It's so special visiting Mitch's family in the West Midlands and going to Birmingham because the city environment is so crazy and different, I love it.

Friday, 15 February 2019

How to smell like a snack, shower routine

How to smell like a snack, girly beauty routine
Here is my current shower routine, products I'm loving using at the moment. This routine makes you smell like an actual cake shop but also gives the softest skin I've ever known. It gives you insane silky, glowy legs for spring! I recently went a bit crazy on Soap and Glory with the 3 for 2 on soaps and lotion in Boots. Their scrubs are the best, I always end up coming back to them. Here is my routine...

1. First I scrub up. I use the Soap and Glory Breakfast Scrub, it's my absolute favourite. Just lifting the lid of this to take a photo, you get this amazing waft of dreamy, rich, oaty, maple goodness. This is an absolute game changer for me, it's my number one best kept secret to insane silky and glowing skin.

Monday, 11 February 2019

Make your own little blog email club

Girly girl aesthetic blog ideas
I've been working a lot on #romanticgals content recently, which is why I've been a bit quiet around the blogosphere. Whether you are a blogger or not, making a little email community or monthly magazine or newsletter is so much fun. I definitely recommend doing it, it's enriched my whole
blogging experience. You can use social media like twitter or instagram to find and attract your 'tribe', like minded souls and put together a cool little place to hang out, not to mention help out your blog...

For bloggers, the most powerful asset one possesses is their email list. It is yours, you own it and have control over what your readers see, instead of relying on instagram. Growing your list organically - and sending out relevant email messages - is one of the best ways to connect with your audience, drive engagement, and attract more readers to your blog. As well as driving traffic, you might also earn money through affiliates every time someone purchases one of the things you recommend - maybe as a wishlist! Just make sure your readers know to expect them when they come to sign up.
Girly girl aesthetic blog ideas
1. Here are some free tools - MyEmma and CampaignMonitor are meant to be better than MailChimp as email campaign tools, especially if you are new or just starting out, or have a smaller

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Marie Antoinette inspired nightwear wishlist

Marie Antoinette inspired silky, satin pyjamas and nightwear wishlist
Here are some satin, lace, delicate Marie Antoinette inspired nightwear and loungewear pieces to instantly 'glow up' and feel amazing in. Following my Marie Antoinette inspired evening post, here is what to wear on a pamper night to feel like an angel, all the old romance vibes... these will look so 

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Ingredients for a princessy home*

Modern princess room and home ideas for a girly apartment, girly bedroom or even dorm room
Here are some home improvement ideas for 2019, how to whip up a princessy and feminine, yet modern home. Here is everything you will need, improvements to make in order to create your dream girly home or space, the perfect place to relax. Read along to find out how *includes an advert
Modern princess room and home ideas for a girly apartment, girly bedroom or even dorm room
 1. Start with a dressing table - or any kind of little vanity space. Even a mirror and a little shelf will do, with some lovely storage baskets to keep your trusty beauty essentials or favourite things in. They have really lovely woven baskets for about £3 or £4 each in the shop 'Tiger' in different colours, I have

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

How to make a day off last longer

Girly lazy day ideas, how to spend your day off and make your day off last longer
Here are the perfect ingredients for the perfect lazy day and how to make your day off last longer. When you work so hard, a lazy day is the most beautiful feeling ever. This is written straight from the heart, I spend so much time crawling around the house on my hands and knees through tiredness, I can't describe the bliss when I get to spend a day at my own pace and take everything s l o w. Here are some chill out ideas and girly ways to spend your day off, how to make the relaxing last longer...

1. Day off-eve - use the coming down of the day to kick back and relax and enjoy freedom. By treating this as part of your day off, it gives you more time to enjoy it. You could spend the whole night in the bath, or sleep through the evening and stay up all night, spooning marshmallow fluff, no limits!
Girly lazy day ideas, how to spend your day off and make your day off last longer
2. Be spontaneous - when you shake up your routine and try something new, your brain pays more attention to the details and the way you process time changes, time seems to last longer. 6am hikes are definitely optional, I prefer to opt for lovely and gentle things like watching the sunrise, going for

Sunday, 20 January 2019

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

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

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 pamper 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 and silky bath oils that feel amazing. I absolutely love treaclemoon here in the UK.

. Add skin soothing sweet almonds, pine nuts or linseed to your bath for exfoliation, for super soft skin. The key to angelic soft skin is to exfoliate, exfoliate, ex-fo-li-ate. My favourite scrub is Soap and Glory's Breakfast Scrub, but you can also combine ingredients like brown sugar and coconut or olive oil together, a drop of vanilla essence to make something so similar, it works so well!

. Invest in a Turkish cotton bath towel - they are said to be goddess like but are more affordable than Egyptian cotton, the joy of hotel room towels but without the hefty price tag. 
Marie Antoinette blog beauty routine. Vintage girly aesthetic.
. Dress the body in almond oil, maybe the Almond Supple Skin Oil by L'Occitane. Almond was popular with the queen, every night she is said to have worn gloves filled or lined with wax, rose water and sweet almond oil to keep her hands soft. Another lovely ritual is to dress the nails with a strengthener, prime and/or polish with pretty sheer or pastel shades.

. Choose something light and flowy to wear, something relaxed you can swan about in. Marie Antoinette is known and was infamous for rebelling against the heavy dress code of the time and often rejected the opulence, and tight corsets in favour of pretty pastels and light, sheer, comfy and chemise like garments. I'm thinking about putting together a little wishlist of garments and pieces that are perfect for lounging at home, or donning as nightwear. Let me know if you'd like to see!

. According to records, her signature face mask consisted of four ingredients, two teaspoons of cognac, one egg white, one third of a cup of powdered milk and the juice of one lemon simply blended in to a paste. This is still used today, the citric and lactic acid dissolve dead skin cells, tighten pores, the cognac stimulates circulation and the egg repairs skin tissue. A powdered almond milk is a wonderful alternative to regular milk and you can even add a little vanilla essence.
Marie Antoinette blog beauty routine. Vintage girly aesthetic.
. A silken pillowcase is often considered the epitome of luxury whilst sleeping. There is also the silk eye mask, both of which are known to be beneficial for the skin and any signs of aging. Treat dressing for bed as dressing for an occasion, deck even the tiniest space out with your freshest sheets, fresh and sweet scented fabrics, even lots of lovely fresh flowers - even flower petals to be extra extra.

. Make and sip some Jasmine tea and enjoy beautiful desserts, choose special marzipan delicacies or M&S macarons my fave, perhaps from a bakery or cafe in your town, cake shop, fruit market or even some pastries that you have made yourself. Maybe a slice of apple or rhubarb pie, depending on the season, eaten with a fork. Sometimes I dream about living in the city and just casually popping in to Laduree for a bag of macarons... or a box of Krispy Kremes works too!! 
Choose special, beautiful, unusual desserts that delight the eyes as well as the tastebuds. The secret is to surround yourself with items that evoke joy within each of the senses.
Marie Antoinette blog beauty routine. Vintage girly aesthetic.
. The queen used liquid based remedies, lotions and potions as part of her beauty routine. Now our modern ones are even more beautiful and advanced, such as specially formulated rose water sprays. Keep at your bedside to refresh, moisturise and even the complexion, plus smell delicious!

. Light candles for added effect. One would have dressed and undressed and bathed their face by candlelight, recreating that soft ambience can make you feel comfy, calm and soothed. An amazing alternative too is to use fairy lights and LED candles, they are much safer if you are ever to nod off straight away or have small children or animals around me plus no smoke or soot marks, voila!
Marie Antoinette blog beauty routine. Vintage girly aesthetic.
A modern mini Marie Antoinette evening is never complete without watching the film with a bowl of marshmallows! PS The Duchess is currently free to watch on iPlayer too. I really hope you enjoyed this little guide or set of tips. I feel like incorporating any of these in to your routine will infuse a little luxe and fun in to every day life. Do you have a favourite historical drama? Let me know!