Thursday, 29 October 2015

An Autumn Bouquet

autumn bouquet, autumn flowers

The general rule of thumb is that I like to have flowers in the house during Spring/Summer, and then I switch to candles in Autumn/Winter. But flowers are such a Spring/Summer thing, I just never considered the idea of an Autumn themed bouquet. 

But when Blossoming Gifts* introduced me to one of their Autumn bouquets, I chose the most Autumnal ones. I  actually wasn't so sure about it at first, but now I am totally in love with them! I currently have flowers AND candles in my room, so I’m pretty happy right now! A nice and colourful bouquet really cheers me up!

autumn bouquet, autumn flowers



Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Birchbox October 2015: Two To Pick From

Birchbox October 2015

I hope I’m not too late to blog about this but I think there’s just enough time to buy this box if anyone fancies it! Birchbox* are offering two options this month and subscribers can choose which one they want. If there’s still time, here’s what inside both boxes to help you choose which one to go for.

The Guest Editor Stylist Edition

Birchbox October 2015

Birchbox and Stylist have worked together to curate the Guest Editor edition. Joanna McGarry, Stylist’s Associate Beauty Editor tells Birchbox -

“Beauty is all about the joy of discovery and here at Stylist, we’ve long been fans of how effortlessly Birchbox is able to bring that discovery to life for women everywhere. So, it was a thrill to collaborate with Birchbox for this very special limited edition box of amazing, hard-working beauty heroes. Some of which you may know of and adore, others will be a new find, but all are wholeheartedly Stylist approved.”

With that in mind, below is what's inside the Guest Editor box which contains six beauty samples:

Monday, 26 October 2015

4 Awesome Nail Shades For Autumn

4 Awesome Nail Shades For Autumn


I have never been one of those people who wear a shade of nail polish to match the season - if I want to wear bright neon yellow in the middle of Winter, then I will do so! But I think I’m over the bright nail phase. 

It has been a while since I wore dark nail polish but I am feeling Autumn-y with nail colour at the moment! I’ve got a few go-to shades at the moment (ok, it’s mainly purple!) but these are for four that I’m loving right now:

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

9 Cute Things To Buy For Pets

miniature poodle, barbour coat for pets

If you’re new on the blog, then firstly, A BIG HELLO TO YOU! Have you discovered the pet section yet? It is filled with fluffy photos of our cute little 7 years old exotic shorthair cat, Oscar, and our sweet miniature poodle, Bonnie who turned 2 in August! As you can imagine, they are both absolutely spoiled with cuddles, kisses and lots of toys! They totally deserve it!

With so many fashion and beauty blogposts going out on my blog these days, I find it hard to slot the odd pet post in there. It used to be a big part of my blog and I always have the intentions to update it but I don’t know how to break the flow of all things fashion and beauty - so when Argos Pet Insurance* asked me to write about my pets, I thought it would be a great opportunity to share some photos and update this very-much-neglected section of the blog. 

I don't know about you but I am one of those people who love spending money on the pets and I am always looking for things I could buy Bonnie. Oscar on the other hand is usually very very VERY happy when I craft a toy out of crunchy, crispy cellophane or just a plain old cardboard box! Cats are so easily pleased. But Bonnie is a little more high maintenance. As well as toys, she also needs various accessories like dog coats, harnesses, and God knows how many leads we’ve bought her in the past two years. She has a better wardrobe than I do and has several choices of winter coats! Poodles only have one layer of fur - and it’s fine coat of hair rather than fur, so when it comes to night time walkies during Autumn and Winter, she has to wear a snuggly coat to keep her warm.

I find it really difficult to find proper nice things for pets, though. Call me picky but I rarely find things I like at the big pet shop retailers, the designs are plain and they’re often not that well made. I have lost count of the times I've had to sew her cuddly toys back together! I don’t mind spending a bit more if the quality is good, though. It just means going a bit further and spending some time to look for things that are a bit more special. I have a lot of fun shopping for them, I love spoiling the pets and I’m sure they know how well-loved they are!

So, for something a bit different, I have been having a browse on what cute things I can buy for the pets (Well, Bonnie, in particular!) and welow are some of the lovely treats that I’ve saved on to a ‘wish list’ for the pup! With Christmas creepin’ up, I might just have to save up and buy all these things for my little sweetpea!
things to buy for pets

Bloggers are known for the obsession of cupcakes, so our dogs have got to love them too, right? These cute cupcakes are vanilla scented and the pups will love them not because they’re cupcake plushies, but because they squeak! 

Bonnie likes to look her best when she’s out for her Winter walkies! She’s got a few coats now and this red tartan one is rather festive! Plus, it’s by Henry Holland and it will look FABULOUS (dahling) for Bonnie’s future Outfit Of The Day post!

I first saw this range at Harrods and I had wondered if it was owned by Tigi. It is indeed started by the same people who founded Tigi - if it’s good for human hair, it’s got to be good for pet hair.

I actually thought this was a dog toy, but it in fact a Christmas collar! It is quite cute, but it will end up being more a toy than a collar!

I mean, how ADORABLE is this Hello Kitty dog bed, I’m a huge fan of all things Sanrio! Where can I get a Hello Kitty bed for myself?!

Whenever I’m in Selfridges, I browse the kitchenware dreaming of the day I can own everything. Well, I kind of need my own house first, that might help! (hmmph!). But for now, I can buy the dog treat jar and make use of it. We currently keep Bonnie’s treats in a small plastic tupperware tub and she always finds a way to get in to it. So I hope the lid on this jar is more secure!

One of the things I have noticed is how rough Bonnie’s paws are compared to what they felt like when she first came home. I didn’t know you could get Paw Butter (a kind of moisturising for dog paws) until now. I’d love to see if this works. 

There are a few accessories in this range and I would probably buy a light-up harness rather than the lead. Only because Bonnie always bites the lead and if she see's that it flashes with pretty LED lights, she'll go bonkers. I think that a light-up harness will be great for her walks at night-time. Y'know, safety first!

Out of everything I've listed, this floral collar is the one I want to buy the most! It's so cute and pretty, but it's a bit pricy for a dog collar - even though it's currently in the sale! It is lovely, though! <3 p="">

Are you one of those people who love to buy things like this for their pets?
Tell me I'm not the only one!!!


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