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Sunday, 29 December 2019

What to do if you feel bored or bland

I hope you are enjoying the holidays! I wanted to do something a little different today, I wanted to write about what to do if you feel bored or bland or icky at any time of the year, it's how to get out of a funk and how to improve your mood. Keep in mind these feelings are totally normal and essential at times, whatever your walk of life.

PS please note these really don't intend to tackle the pain and complexity of conditions like depression, these intend to help only at surface level, but I hope you will find them helpful!

Saturday, 14 December 2019

12 ways to perfectly preserve your look

The UK weather in winter is messy at the best of times, I thought I would compose a little post on how to keep your look perfectly preserved through cold and rainy, or hot and humid weather, wherever you are in the world. Here is how to make your makeup or hairstyle last all day and perfectly preserve your whole look!
Friday, 6 December 2019

How to make pale skin look super glowy

How to make skin glow, makeup tips for glass skin, ways to get glowy skin Here are my tips on how to make pale skin glow with makeup, ways to illuminate pale skin and make it super glowy, glossy and reflective for the perfect no makeup makeup look! This is a look that has become really sought after lately, how to get glass skin with
Monday, 25 November 2019

Marie Antoinette inspired wishlist #2

Girly aesthetic wishlist, Marie Antoinette aesthetic wish list
I haven't done one of these in ages, I really love putting these kinds of posts together. This is a follow up on my Marie Antoinette nightwear wishlist, a fancy Marie Antoinette aesthetic inspired wishlist inspired by everything a little bit extra in poudre, pastel and chiffon inspired hues. Just pair with this adorable miss etoile mug and a box of laduree macarons!

Friday, 15 November 2019

Girly ways to feel put together in 35 seconds

Girly aesthetic put together tips, just girly things
Here is my own girly take on how to feel put together quickly. I tried to include some you haven't heard before, some that aren't widely known about on the internet and some that might surprise you. One or two might require a little previous preparation, but I loved them too much not to include them! I hope you enjoy, PS it's never too late to start the day! *inserts fist emoji*

1. Put together a dreamy wrapping paper collection - this is great to do at all times of year, simply collect all kinds of beautiful papers, ribbons, labels together, all things to wrap and make beautiful gifts. You can spend any amount of time organising them, it makes me feel so put together having beautiful wrapping supplies all organised and ready and it's so therapeutic at the same time. I thought I would include this as it's such a fun idea! I absolutely love Etsy for this, some gorgeous papers are this dreamy marble design, pink icing sprinkles wrapping papers (so lush!) this girly blush pink metallic deer design, very girly sugar sweet pink kitten papers and this adorable pink glitter Disney confetti.
Wednesday, 6 November 2019

A guide to be magnetic and get noticed

How to be eyecatching, how to get noticed girly tips
Here's how to feel extremely magnetic and dazzle like a diamond! A mini guide for anyone needing a bit of a midweek boost, this guide will get you there with real action tips on how to really stand out that will suit everyone, beauty trends to turn heads and get stares, for the fun of it. Ways to be eyecatching, to get eyes on your makeup you just perfected, to help you feel popular at school...

1. Channel film star vibes - a centre parting, wearing silky fabrics, a tulle skirt and heels, bardot shoulders and round necklines are all magic ideas, or try to channel the volumptuous hairstyles from a dreamy french movie. Make use of the season you're in, maybe a beret or white, pink or tan knee high boots, or a trench coat for autumn and winter, opulent textures too.
Thursday, 31 October 2019

Girly hygge tips, a girly guide to hygge!

Happy Halloween! Whichever season it is that you're arriving on this post, there is always room to embrace the concept of hygge and install it in everyday life, a gentle, cosy lit space of home, warmth, honey and spices, community and coziness, touching on Mori girl style. Here are some girly ways to embrace it, a dreamy and girly take on hygge... get snuggled up and stuck in!
Tuesday, 15 October 2019

A fairytale esque bedroom on a budget, DIY tricks

 The bedroom is an important space, somewhere to relax, to dream, to hide away from the world after a difficult day. It's fun and can be therapeutic spending some time and effort to making it look nice, making it somewhere that you genuinely enjoy spending time. Even with a small budget you can switch things up, make it unique to you and give your bedroom a new lease of life! Here are some DIY tricks to give your room that ethereal, princess castle style look, instant Cinderella vibes.
Saturday, 12 October 2019

10 pamper activites you can do whilst in bed

girly self care ideas to pamper yourself in bed
Happy October everyone! I made a list of pampering rituals you can do while in bed, when you are ready to unwind after a long day but are also perfectly poised to face plant a bed aka me. They are perfect for the end of a long day, they feel extremely delicious but you won't have to move an inch (well, nearly) do anything or even get out of bed... yes I went there.
Monday, 30 September 2019

How to sleep better, get better sleep

 Hey all! Here are some real Sleeping Beauty inspired tips, how to sleep deeply and soundly at night, some serious sleep hacks and tips to have better sleep and feel less stressed at bedtime. You know I love my 'fluffy bunny' posts but I wanted to include some real, unfussy, actionable tips to get you going and offer some real help to make bedtime a happier, more stress free experience.

Although, please note! These tips do not replace medical advice and do not reflect the severity of symptoms that afflict those suffering with forms of mental illness or sleep disorders.
1. Trying a sleep mask - might just be the ultimate sneaky hack you've been looking for! Maybe it's something about being able to pull fabric over your eyes (but still being able to breathe haha), totally shutting out the light or losing sense of your surroundings that helps to soothe you back to sleep when you wake in the night. I really recommend trying it! Some eye masks are even lined with silk to aid the skin in its restorative process and prevent signs of aging.
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

How to look like - and feel like - an angel for work or school! It can be awkward when you have some kind of dress code you have to abide by, here are some ways to get around it and look and feel soft and angelic every day. Even if you can wear whatever you like, I hope these might be useful to form a little, chic, formal style of your own. I wanted to bottle that sense of feeling soft and pampered and so here are some tips to look and feel like an angel all day long, at work or school!
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 dream 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 Northern Europe it was once believed that if a girl picked seven different flowers on midsummer night and placed them under her pillow, she would dream that night of a 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 out and fill up their food and water bottles. I 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

16 girly 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 for my ultimate ASOS fashion shopping hack!

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 - 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.