Thursday, 22 September 2016

Autumn 2016 Favourites!

Merry Autumn, my lovelies.

From reading my latest blog posts, I think it's pretty obvious that I'm loving every. single. minute of Autumn. It's just such a wonderful season! 
Since I love this time of year so much, I have an eclectic mix of 'Autumn essentials', and lovely Autumnal treats. I thought it would be nice to share my Autumn favourites with you today.

So, up first in my Autumn favourites is what you might consider an odd favourite for a beauty blog. It's soup! Now I know this sounds a little crazy but hear me out. I think that 'soup' and 'Autumn' are the perfect pair. I'm particularly enjoying 'Covent Garden' soups at the moment. They're fresh soups which can be found in the chilled section of most supermarkets - and are delicious. I would highly recommend the fresh tomato soup by Covent Garden too.

Another Autumn essential for me is a good book. At the moment, I've been reading (and loving) 'Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes. It's a great, witty book about beauty products and regimes. If you're looking for a light hearted - yet educational read, this is the book for you!

As with any other time of the year, I have been obsessing over candles! The one I have been enjoying lately is the 'White Jasmine' candle by next. It's such a welcoming and fresh scent.

To keep my hair soft and hydrated during the Autumn, I like to treat it with lots of conditioning products. My current favourite are the Garnier Ultimate Blends in 'delicate oat' 

Glitter is great all year 'round, but I hint that it really comes into its own around this time of year. I've been getting my 'glitter fix' in the form of glitter nail polish. I find that a coat or two of glitter polish over a rich autumnal nail polish really brings the nails to life.

Bath bombs are another Autumn essential for me. I know that I'm not alone on this one and I can honestly say at I feel giddy with excitement when I think about the Lush Autumn / Halloween items being released soon!

A lip balm is an odvious essential and one that I've been LOVING is the strawberry EOS that I bought in boots. It really is so hydrating for the lips and it lasts for ages too. 

Chocolate is a staple for most and I've been really enjoying drinking a Cadbury hot chocolate during the evenings. And who can say no to a chocolate biccy or two?! Yum!

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

10 Things That Will Make Autumn 2016 Incredible!

Hello Daydreamers

As you may already know (if you've been a reader for years), I love, love, LOVE Autumn!
Everything about the season just fills me with glee. The crisp morning weather; the changing tones of nature; the soft, cozy knitwear and the promise of Christmas.

If you are also an Autumn enthusiast, here are 10 things that will make your Autumn 2016 truly incredible...

Decorate for fall - this may seem like an obvious suggestion, but if you really want to get into the spirit of things, go ahead and get decorating! Whether you simply want to add a splash of orange here and there or go all-out with Pinterest projects, get decorating! It will warm your home and your (Autumn-loving) soul.

Have an Autumn picnic - this is one of my favourite Autumn activities. I firmly believe that picnics should be officially an Autumn pastime. Picnics this time of year are so much better - pack a flask of creamy hot chocolate, toasties, pies, cakes, a box of biccys and you're good to go! Upon entering the park, you'll easily find the perfect picnic spot with all the beautiful surrounding golden leaves. 
I'm just be sure to wrap snug up in your chunky knitwear!

Get cracking on an Autumn bucket list - you can find these all over he Internet, that are a great way of making sure that you manage to do the things you want and prevent time from passing you by.

Treat yourself - lots of special edition foods begin to pop up in Autumn particularly from Mr Kipling
and Starbucks. This is your chance to treat yourself to anything that has 'pumpkin spice' in the title - after all, it's only going to be around for a few weeks and it would be rude not to try out anything and everything ; )

Update your wardrobe - go ahead and furnish your closet with your Autumn style. Chunky knitwear, warm tones, sequins and brogues are common staple Autumn garments.

Plan a cozy night in - if you're from the UK, you'll probably be counting down the days to the first episode of Strictly Come Dancing (I know I am!). Get planning and organise a cozy night in with the new telly and scrummy food. Nights in are more socially acceptable in Autumn and winter and who wouldn't want to keep warm and comfortable indoors whilst it rains and pours outside?!

Take an Autumn walk - if you live near a park, wrap up warm and take a walk through the fresh, frosty trees.

Photograph - there is beauty all around throughout the year, but the beauty of Autumn is even more prevalent. Photos are the perfect way to capture the beauty.

The C word - minds out of the gutter please, not that 'c' word... you know what I mean - Christmas!
Now I'm sorry to those of you that refuse to acknowledge the festive season before December 1st, but I think it is so much fun to begin planning gifts and decor around this time of year.

Bake - whether it be your long-gone auntie Peggy's famous apple crumble, or a forgotten recipe from
 your Autumn Pinterest pin board, go ahead and get creative in the kitchen.

So I hope that this has inspired you to make he most of  Autumn 2016 and do let me know in the comments if you go ahead and do any of these things.

Thanks for reading, my loves.


Tuesday, 23 August 2016

New Bedroom Room Tour!

Hello Everyone!

Have any of you been around long enough to remember my 'Home Corners' series?

Well, since I recently moved house, I decided to so an updated bedroom tour.
As we were unable to move into our new place right away, I had been planning this room for months on end and I'm so excited that the time has finally come to share it with you lovely lot!

So, without further ado, here is my new room...

I bought these pretty sparkly sequin voile nets from Amazon and I decorated the metal tie back (which was already attached to the wall) with these pretty pink crafting flowers, also from Amazon.

I opted the oh so popular 'Liervik bed frame' from IKEA. I decorated both the headboard and the foot of my new bed with fairy lights- you know me, always looking for somewhere to 

incorporate the fairy lights!

White cotton broiderie angleise bed set - 'bittersweet inn', TKMaxx
Pastel pink pillowcases - Primark Home
Fluffy white cushion - Sainsbury's
Two little pink crochet cushions - ASDA
Sparkly sequin cushion - BHS

I also purchased a pair of lavender-scented pillows from the brand Silent Night, they make relaxing at night time so much easier and I'd highly recommend them.

The white shabby-chic bedside table was purchased from Dunelm.

White vintage pull-chord lamp - IKEA
White flowers and glass vase - Sainsburys
Additional decorative pink flowers - Amazon
Strawberry EOS lip balm - Boots

This vintage dressing table is also from Dunelm.  
The stool was included and I fell in love with it the the minute I saw it!

Pink bow makeup bag - Claire's Accessories
'Sparkle' perfume - Next
Pretty pink lip balm tin - Primark
Rose gold bird trinket pot - Avon

And finally, here is my 'stationary corner'

Pink heart desk lamp - Home Bargains (also available in Quality Save)
Gold glitter notebook - Sainsbury's
Floral storage box - The Works
 Pink decorative multicoloured pens - Amazon

So I hope that you found this post interesting and if you're planning on moving or even just re-decorating, maybe this gave you some inspiration.

If you'd like to read more tour posts, 
here is last year's 'Home Corners Workspace /Desk' post -

I hope that you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed making it!
Thank you for stopping by,

PS I'd like to do more room tours showing you the rest of my new house, so do give me a follow if this is something that you'd be interested in :)

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