Saturday, 22 November 2014

Personal Style | The Camel Cardi

Cardi | Sorelle UK* // Top | New Look // Jeans | Top Shop // Boots | Daniel Footwear* // Necklace | Lily Charmed* // Scarf | Accessorize 

It's Saturday and I have another Personal Style post for you all, I have been dying to wear my new heeled ankle boots ever since I got them and whilst browsing my wardrobe this morning saying 'I have nothing to wear' I spotted my white ripped Leigh Jeans from TopSop, these were a favourite of mine in the Summer and as the sun was shining today I thought why not. Just so you know since my last style post my obsession for ankle boots has become out of control, these are the newest added to my collection and let me tell you they are amazing! I have always steered away from heels especially now I'm a mum because they are always uncomfortable for me however I thought it was time I stepped out of my comfort zone and sucked it up! I'm so glad I ordered these boots, they are the most comfortable little shoesies ever and I love them, the heel isn't too big and definitely mum friendly so if your a mum like me and tend to stay away from heels I'd highly recommend these I've had a whole day in town shopping and my feet still feel fabulous! 

I have also been a huge fan of wearing cardigans lately, I find them so easy to wear and comfortable too so I picked up my camel cardi I love how this looks with my boots as the colours blend well. One thing I am really lacking at the moment are nice tops though, I seem to wear a lot of black tops pretty much all the time just because I rarely shop for new tops I tend to mainly focus on new jeans or jackets when I'm out and ignore everything else... I must buy more tops! 

Lastly I have a few little accessories, this faux fur scarf I actually picked up in an Accessorize sale a couple of years ago, I always love their sales and pick up so many bargains it's crazy how cheap everything goes for once it goes in the sale. My wishbone necklace is from Jewel Street and has been created by the designer is Lily Charmed, they have so many unique pieces on their site I could look for hours! When I was younger I had a serious addiction for necklaces and pendants, I used to have so many and change them up with each outfit I wore. I love how this pendant is so dainty and cute, it's definitely something I will be wearing a lot. 

What's your favourite clothing item at the moment? Mine has to be a long cardigan.



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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Guest Post | Useful tips for decorating a new home


Moving into a new home can be an extremely exciting time. However, this initial excitement sometimes turns to worry as you consider just how many aspects you have to think about. There are so many things to consider when moving into a new home, ranging from: packing items, transporting them to your new location and then ensuring that your furniture is suitable for the style of your new home. One of the most time consuming aspects relates to feeling comfortable in your new home is decorating. It is fair to assume that you will want to make your own mark on the property. Perhaps it is one of the many new builds in the Cotswolds or a stylish apartment in London. Regardless, it will be necessary to make plans to transform the property into your ideal space.

Initial considerations
If you are moving from another home to a new property then you must first assess the size of your new property. Consider how much furniture and personal possessions you already have and try to imagine where they will fit in your new home. If you are downsizing then it may be necessary to sell some of your current possessions or give them to family and friends. Only keep items that are going to complement the style of your new home. The bedroom is a good place to start as it is a room that you will spend a lot of time in. Bedding should match the colour of the room if possible - deeper colours are thought to encourage relaxed periods of sleep.

Take your time and aim for a running theme
It is advisable to get a feel of your new home before you make any drastic changes. Your initial ideas may seem perfect beforehand but this can all change when you are actually living in the property. Avoid expensive purchases until you're sure. If possible try and have a style that runs throughout the house. Colour schemes, similar furniture and matching carpets or flooring allow rooms to blend together seamlessly.

The process of remodelling or decorating a new home can be somewhat daunting. Careful planning can significantly reduce future problems. Many individuals decide to look for inspiration in other homes or magazines. When you have found a style that you like, try and implement it throughout your entire home.

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Christmas with The Body Shop


I had to dedicate a whole post to The Body Shop because well... how couldn't I. The Body Shop have such an amazing range for all ages and skin types so your bound to find the perfect gift here, I have the Coconut Festive Picks set to share with you all today and let me tell you this is such great value for money. This Set Includes; Coconut Shower Cream 250ml, Coconut Body Butter 50ml, Coconut, Body Scrub 50ml, Coconut Soap 100g and a Cream Mini Bath Lily. 

I am a huge fan of the coconut fragrance so this set is perfect for me but if you are not a fan of that scent then have no fear they have this set in many other fragrances too, I am definitely putting Shea on my Christmas list it's my absolute favourite Body Shop fragrance! For £17 you can't really go wrong, it's packaged beautifully and includes all you need to have the perfect pamper session. 

I thought I'd also mention The Body Shop doesn't stop there when it comes to buying the perfect Christmas gift, they also have a huge range of gifts £6 and under which would be perfect for stocking fillers I love the Strawberry Treats set perfect for that someone who loves to smell sweet and delicious. They also have gifts from £30 and over if your looking to get something a little more extravagant, I particularly love The Complete Collection set which includes everything from body scrubs to home fragrance oils and foot sprays! Seriously it has it all. 

THIS GIFT SENDS A CHILD TO A CLASS This holiday season, The Body Shop is teaming up with War Child, the global charity for children affected by war, to grant children the wish of education. Every specially selected gift you buy, no matter how big or small, will enable a child in a country affected by war to attend a class

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Winter Waterproofs


According to Vinny there's no such thing as bad weather, he wants to be outside rain or shine so to prepare him for the rain and cold he now has a Hippychick Fleece lined all in one suit . This suit is just perfect, it's fleece lined so keeps Vinny super warm and it's also waterproof, wind proof and breathable. The suit itself comes up quite big in size so you can easily have an outfit on underneath and still be comfortable to move around and play, I love that it has the extra room but what I love even more is that it has adjustable Velcro tabs on the hood, wrists and on the elasticated waist this allows plenty of time for Vinny to grow and it will last him all Winter I'm sure. 

Vinny has worn this suit a few times now, to the farm, park and even the rugby and he has had a ball in it not to mention some muddy times too so when it came to washing it I was a little worried the mud wouldn't come out but I was pleasantly surprised with the first wash all was spic and span ready to wear again. 

Overall we really love the Hippychick all in one suit, there are a huge variety of different suits on the Hippychick website so if your just looking for waterproofs or fancy more of a shell suit they've got it covered. I just adore Vinnys fleece lined suit because it does it all and for £37.50 I think it's really great value for money also, it's great quality and comes in sizes between 12-18 months to 3-4 years. 

Have you got your little one covered this Winter? 
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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Christmas Gift Guide | For the Ladies


Time to treat the special women in your life, it may be your mum, it may be your nan or how about your aunt or sister? I've got it covered from stocking fillers to main gifts and I know that somewhere in this guide you'll find something super special for that loved one in your life. 


So this beautiful Sanctuary set would be perfect for any lady who loves a good pamper and who doesn't love a good pamper? This limited edition set includes generously sized bath and body products with that iconic sensual scent, the four fabulous products included are everything you need to feel cleansed, scrubbed and beautifully moisturised. The perfect gift and such beautiful packaging too! Set includes: Cleansing Burst Body Wash (250ml), Invigorating Body Scrub (200ml), Luxurious Body Butter (300ml), Velvety Hand Cream (30ml) and Buff and Polish Body Puff. 


Next up we have some fabulous little stocking fillers, these crackers have been created by Roger & Gallett and would be perfect for mum, aunt, nan or sister with a variety of scents including my favourite B'ois D'Orange. Hand creams are an essential in this cold weather so I can see anyone your buying for would really appreciate one of these and I just adore the cute cracker packaging, it also means you don't have to wrap it and can pop it straight into the stocking. Ideal! 


A relaxing bath is something us women all love and enjoy, candles lit, bubbles at the ready! Elemis are the best Spa brand I know so their Startlight Spa Candle would be an essential to any relaxing bath and an amazing gift, the fragrance is uplifting and gives a real Christmas vibe with the Vanilla, Cinnamon spices and orange scent. With the perfect candle picked how about some bath crystals to really get you feeling relaxed, these Sea Crystals by Katherine Daniels is the perfect addition to any bath skin will be left soft and in optimum condition whilst extract of Lavender, Sage and Rosemary calm and relax that lovely lady your buying for. 


Yes, we are still talking candles and now miniatures! I adore this Orla Kiely mini candles gift set it not only looks super chic but it also smells divine there really is something for everyone including classic Orla Kiely favourites such as basil and mint, primrose and bergamot, bluebell and rosemary, rhubarb, fig tree and earl grey, they are guaranteed to make that special someone smile. If the person your buying for isn't a huge fan of candles why not buy them a Vivabox, this is a fabulous fragrance box basically consists of 7 perfume samples presented in a gorgeous box with a voucher to buy one of the 7 fragrances, this is a great way to buy someone a perfume whom may be a little fussy or you want to give them that extra power to choose their personal favourite it's such a great idea I got one for my mum and husband last year as they do one for men also. Last but not least if your buying for a mum to be this set by Sophie La Giraffe is just perfect, this luxurious box kit includes four favourites from the collection - a face cream, body lotion, baby oil and hair and body wash, which have all been specially formulated for baby sensitive skin the perfect gift for any mum and baby. 

Philips Sonicare Airfloss Pink | Was £99.99 Now £74.99 in Boots

I thought I'd save this little beauty until last, I know it may not be the most exciting gift but from someone who likes to take care of their teeth this would be my ideal gift. Philips have just brought out the famous Sonicare Airfloss in Pink! This would make the perfect gift for anyone who is obsessed with their smile, and I can imagine that's a lot of us. If your not a huge fan of flossing then this is what you need, Airfloss can be used with mouthwash or water and it provides that easy solution for cleaning between teeth with it's unique air and micro-droplet technology. The fact that it's pink makes it even more desirable, I'm in love!

I hope you found this guide helpful, there's lot's more to come including mens & childrens guides!

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