Sunday, 6 December 2015

November Favourites

The festive favourites are slowly showing for November so keep an eye out for next month's where they will be all over the place!!

1. Marks & Spencer's Boots

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Gifts For Him | Christmas

I don't know what it is about guys (well maybe it's just mine) but I really struggle to find gifts. I always feel like I'm doing the same old thing & unless you know something with a high ticket value that they definitely want, then it's impossible.

Gifts For Him | Christmas

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Christmas Wish List

Christmas has to be my favourite time of the year like many. I absolutely love the build up, buying gifts for loved ones, getting in the festive spirit & not feeling guilty eating all those Christmas treats.

There's also something about Christmas that makes me want to buy lots of winter themed outfits perfect for celebrating as well as some home ware items I wouldn't usually splash out on. Let's hope I'm lucky enough to get some of these gifts from my Christmas wish list.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Hand & Flowers | Food

Eating out is a great hobby of my husband & I. We love exploring new places, new foods & spending our time eating out but this can sometimes come with a hefty price tag.

We have been waiting to be able to visit Tom Kerridge's 'The Hand & Flowers' for a while now & so I was pleasantly surprised to find that a part of my birthday present this year was for us to take that trip.

We were booked in on a Sunday which only meant one thing. A Sunday roast. Actually, the BEST Sunday roast.

Having scoured the menu as soon as I'd been seated, I decided to have the salt baked swede & haggis tart with crispy lamb & "chantilly de chèvre"

Sunday, 22 November 2015

The Big Day | Hair & Makeup

I think deciding on my hair & makeup had to be one of the hardest decisions I made. I wanted to look flawless & natural but also wanted to have a slightly smokey eye. When it came to my hair I had decided on a neat but boho hair look. So you can imagine the trouble I had...

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

The Wedding Cake | Bridal

When it comes to choosing your wedding cake, you need to make sure that you're more than happy with it. If there's one thing I've realised post wedding is that people always remember the food & the cake whether it's good or bad.

I mean, why wouldn't you want a beautiful looking & delicious tasting cake?! The best bit about the whole event is tasting the cake. Taste taste taste. The more you taste the better. 

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Honeymoon | Rome

Planning a wedding, buying a house & working full time when your fiancé is living abroad is pretty stressful, let me tell you. When I realised I then needed to also organise & plan the honeymoon I almost when into meltdown.

Luckily, my lovely now husband stepped up & said he'd take on the challenge of organising the honeymoon & would keep it as a surprise.

The day we left for our honeymoon, he had organised a bunch of clues for me to work out on the drive down to the airport. I mean, it did take me a while to work out that flour & eggs make pasta even though it's my favourite food but I eventually got there & worked out that we were heading to Rome!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

October Favourites

October favourites time! I feel like by the time I've done the last favourites post it's time to do the next.

Champneys Cloud 9 Body Butter

Oh I do love the scent of this body butter. It feels great on your skin & has a real mousse like look & texture. It's definitely perfect for a pamper night during the winter months.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

The Big Day | Bridal

Our wedding day was the best day of my life & won't ever be forgotten. It was so great to be able to share something so special with all of those closest to us & also have everyone together. It's so hard to get family & friends together especially if you have a big family but a wedding means no excuses & I was so happy that everyone could come.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Scent Season

Recently, my taste in perfume has really changed. Gone are the sickly sweet fruity products & in are the more musky & natural scents.

Here are my current top 5 fragrances!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

The Big Day | The Details

The day has come & we finally have our beautiful wedding pictures! The only problem is trying to choose between them all as there are so many & it's great to be able to see all of the little details that helped to pull the day together.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Santorini Stylin' | OOTD

Packing for a honeymoon when you don't know where you're going is pretty tricky. I really struggled to get a good balance of different outfits for different potential scenario's but I definitely struck the nail on the head with this one.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Champneys | A New Start

If you've recently popped into your local Boots store, you will have noticed that the spa brand Champneys has had a re-vamp & completely changed their look.

Gone are the dated looking packs that don't have a sense of continuity & in come the bright, colourful & fashionable products!

If I'm honest, I've never taken any notice of Champneys to the extent that I wasn't really aware of the brand itself. This re-vamp has definitely changed my perception of the products which I guess is what they were after.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Roaming in Rome | OOTD

Rome, Rome, Rome. The eternal city. The first adventure of our honeymoon.

You can spend hours & hours wandering around Rome which is exactly what we did. We explored round all the narrow streets constantly dodging mopeds whizzing through, adored lots of Basilica's & went to the usual tourist spots.

Whilst I spent my days exploring & eating ice cream, I had to compete with the incredible Italian fashion & stunning autumnal weather.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

September Favourites

Seeing as I've recently moved into our very first home together, this months favourites have managed to become fairly homeware based. I mean, it was bound to happen at some point with all the wish lists & that!

1. The White Company Diffuser

As we've been doing our house up, it really smelt of plaster, paint, gloss etc etc. Whilst we were away for Stephen's birthday in Bath, we nipped into The White Company & just happened to leave with this divine fresh fig diffuser which I can't get enough of. I'm already dreading the day the scent dies out.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Short Sleeves & Sparkles | OOTD

Don't you love it when you find an outfit from something you completely forgot about? I mean, I knew I had this top but I'd never actually worn it & didn't know what to pair it with.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

York Travels | OOTD

After weeks of grey skies & drizzly days, the sunshine finally came out & shone on us in York. It was such a lovely family weekend away & the perfect opportunity to bring out some summer comfort.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

The Wedding Dress | The Making Of

This post has been a long time coming & I am so excited to share it with you! By now you may or may not have already seen the finished dress on various social media sites but I really wanted to share the transformation & journey with you.

Apologies for the rubbish quality of pictures, these are however the best of a bad bunch!

So last August, I spent many a time in bridal shops trying on various dresses. I knew I was going to have it made but needed to find a style I liked & suited. I must have tried about 50 dresses on in total as at first I was trying to find parts that I loved rather than a dress itself. A little while later I found a dress I loved & headed over to the dress shop.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Hen Party | OOTD

What do you wear to a hen party where you don't know what your doing? Good question & I had no idea too. It's a good job my sister steered me in the direction of wearing something "nice" for the evening & this was what I came up with.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Flower Power | Guest Post

It's hard to believe we first met Charlie & Stephen in March 2014 at a local wedding fair. During these last 18 months with a few chats, a couple of meet ups & plenty of emails, especially whilst Stephen was living & working in the USA, we came together with a floral plan for Sunday 27th September 2015.

So this week here at Flowers on Main Street we've ordered & inspected the flowers from our dedicated suppliers. To ensure blooms are at their optimum beauty for Sunday we will soon be busy with conditioning each stem & bud. Designs will carefully be put together, each placement of bud & bloom adjusted until it's in just the right position & a few hours before the ceremony on Sunday the final finishing touches will be added.
So a sneak floral background for Charlie's blog...

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Soap & Glory Mother Pucker Lipgloss | Review

I've never tried the 'Mother Pucker' lip gloss before but as soon as I saw this gorgeous shade, I just had to buy it! They have also brought out another 6 shades which I can't wait to give a try.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Hen Party | Bridal

I can't believe that my hen party has been & gone. Time is flying by & I keep reminding myself to remember these last moments before the wedding.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Sophisticated Shirts | OOTD

You'll have noticed this beauty featured on my August Favourites this month & it just so happened that I also wore it for my birthday & conveniently took some snaps!

Sunday, 13 September 2015

August Favourites

Somehow, I managed to miss out a July favourites... not sure how I did that but it happened. Oh well, onto the next.

1. iPhone 6

Sad I know. But since I got my new phone, I have been loving it. I'm not usually too fussed with phones but everything about it is better & it's sleek & simple.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Rose Gold Dreams

I've been wanting, wishing & wish listing over this beauty for a while & I've finally got my hands on one...

The Daniel Wellington Classic St Mawes

I've been searching for that perfect mix of classic, simple & a little different & found it whilst doing the usual mass internet shopping. We all do it right?!

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Review | Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

This is a product that I have had for over a year now but for some reason, haven't yet blogged about! I've posted a review on the eye cream which matches this beauty of a product which you'll find here but I felt was about time I reviewed the original.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Birthday Blues

It's only been a few days since my birthday but I've already got the birthday blues! I genuinely love birthdays, whether it's mine or someone else's, I get just as excited. It's not even about the presents (I mean I do love presents as much as the next person) I just love celebrating & looking forward to something!

Sunday, 30 August 2015

The Treat Kitchen | Review

This week, I was lucky enough to receive a delicious looking parcel in the form of sweets. Now, if there's one thing I like to review, it's definitely food. All kinds. So this was right up my street!

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Birthday Wish List

It's ma birthday, it's ma birthday, I'm gonna party like it's ma birthday... well, it will be on Saturday!

My gosh I'm excited, I'm such a child when it comes to birthday's & Christmas but who isn't?! The other day, I found myself on Polyvore & happened to create a little wish list... Oops!

Birthday Wish List


Ps. keep your eyes peeled for a birthday giveaway this Friday!


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Sunday, 23 August 2015

The Countdown

So it's officially the countdown to the wedding... We've got five weeks to go & I know it's going to fly by. Who'd have thought that when we got engaged almost 19 months ago that we'd finally get to this point. It felt like a lifetime away & that it would never come around.

These last few weeks have flown by. Work is busy, we're renovating a house & the wedding is always there in the background & I wanted to write a post now before all the craziness starts as I know I won't have chance to soon.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

OOTD | Exploring Bath

Continuing my love of denim, I opted for these comfy beauties for strolling round the streets of Bath. They're the perfect accompaniment whether it be sunny or cloudy. Paired with some Ray Bans & my super soft Paul Smith top, I was all set to go.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Something Special

A few weeks back, I received an email from a company called Invaluable asking if I'd be willing to share my story on my most prized jewellery. Usually, I'd file this kind of thing away & forget about it but for some reason it really got me thinking.

I'm not your typical girl who can't leave the house without any jewellery on. It's the last thing I think about & quite often tend to forget. Since I've been engaged, I've gotten even worse & sometimes I can go for months upon end without even opening my jewellery box.

Having said that, there is definitely one piece in there which stands out to me & really means a lot. 

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Beautiful Bath | Travel

Last weekend, it was my fiancé's birthday. He'd asked a while ago to go away for the weekend somewhere as a surprise. So... I took to google to look for something special for him & stumbled upon Bath. I'd never been before but had heard so many good things about it.

On the morning of his birthday, we took to the road & began the surprise journey down to Bath. Unfortunately, all didn't go to plan as we got stuck in lots of traffic & he had to help direct but never mind! I tried my best.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

OOTD | Blues, Bay Trees & Bath

You may have noticed a slight theme with my outfit posts... They're often blue, comfy & involve a pair of jeans.

The last two seem to be my "go to" when I'm deciding what to wear. I love jeans. You can really dress them up or down & they're perfect for so many occasions. Plus, they go with pretty much everything & last forever & there's nothing more important than being comfy. However, remember not to compromise style over comfort.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Travel | Torrevieja

Spain is one of those places that I always tend to visit when I'm looking for a relaxing but inexpensive holiday. It has everything to offer; sunshine, sea & great food.

A few weeks back, I took a week's break with my girl friends to Torrevieja in the South of Spain & my goodness did I do nothing but relax!

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Review | Seventeen Eye Eye Shadow

Seventeen isn't a brand that I would usually pick up in the shops. I don't think I even used any of their products when I was younger. For some reason, I find that Seventeen is meant to be for younger girls who are first experiencing makeup but after finding this beauty, they're definitely trying to change this perception.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

OOTD | Dungaree Styling

Who knew that dungarees would come back around? I think this is maybe the 2nd or 3rd time this has happened since the 90's & I'm loving it.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Home Living | Lifestyle

You may have seen on Twitter or Instagram that Stephen & I have recently bought our first home together. It's been such an exciting but also exhausting experience which has been made slightly sweeter with all the furniture shopping.

Home Wish List

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Travel | London Town Part 2

If you've seen my Instagram & Twitter feeds you'll know that I'm a self obsessed foodie. My favourite hobby is going out to eat & I love to try new foods, so when we headed off to Borough market on my most recent trip to London, I was more than happy!

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Review | St. Tropez In Shower Tan

I'm a bit rubbish when it comes to fake tan routines. When I was younger, I was obsessed & wouldn't wear a skirt or shorts without having some colour on my legs which is probably due to the fact that i'm a ginge & a pale one at that!
I then realised that I looked like a complete idiot (& a full on carrot) so stopped using it altogether & embraced the pale...

That was until the St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan launched!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Summer Chic | OOTD

There's nothing better than a black dress that you can wear for various occasions so imagine my excitement when I found this beauty that could be both dressed up or down & is beyond comfortable!!

Sunday, 5 July 2015

A Jo Malone Experience | Bridal

Last weekend, I headed to Jo Malone on a mission to find my wedding perfume. You may ask, "why do you need a perfume for your wedding day?" Well... I thought exactly the same until a friend told me about their wedding perfume & the experience they had at Jo Malone.