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How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

I'm back with a new fashion post, Spring has arrived in earnest here in the UK, and like the true Brit that I am, I have been soaking up the rare sunshine to the max. What better way to embrace Spring dressing then with a floral pattern, it's a classic and makes an appearance every year. But how do you wear florals when you are not a girly girl? well strap yourself in ladies, it's easy, 


How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

just make the rest of the outfit as tough and as none feminine as you can, and you have made a floral outfit that bit more your style.

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl
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My first point of call when making a floral outfit less girly for me starts with footwear, if I am wearing a dress or a skirt I inevitably add trainers or a black ankle boot to tone the whole look down, keeping sandals and heels for more casual outfits like jeans and a t-shirt.  Another way is to add tougher textures like denim or leather, again great ways to make florals less of a feminine statement.

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

Will you be wearing florals this Spring/Summer?

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How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl


How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

I'm back with a new fashion post, Spring has arrived in earnest here in the UK, and like the true Brit that I am, I have been soaking up the rare sunshine to the max. What better way to embrace Spring dressing then with a floral pattern, it's a classic and makes an appearance every year. But how do you wear florals when you are not a girly girl? well strap yourself in ladies, it's easy, 


How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

just make the rest of the outfit as tough and as none feminine as you can, and you have made a floral outfit that bit more your style.

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl
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My first point of call when making a floral outfit less girly for me starts with footwear, if I am wearing a dress or a skirt I inevitably add trainers or a black ankle boot to tone the whole look down, keeping sandals and heels for more casual outfits like jeans and a t-shirt.  Another way is to add tougher textures like denim or leather, again great ways to make florals less of a feminine statement.

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

How to wear florals when you are not a girly girl

Will you be wearing florals this Spring/Summer?

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Yankee Candle Grilled peach and vanilla candle review

Hello, yes sorry I'm talking about candles again so soon, apologies, but I just couldn't resist sharing this epically delish offering from Yankee Candle that smells good enough to eat. I am so easily influenced so when my best pal Hayley told me about this new scent from Yankee I new I had to have it.

Some of my favourite ever scents are sweet foodie scents, and for that niche Yankee candle has always had me covered, and now the naughty little blighters have bought a new sunday brunch club range, with scents such as Belgium waffles, White strawberry Bellini and of course the one I picked up grilled peaches and vanilla.

Grilled Peaches and vanilla literally smells like a summer dessert, I love the caramelized sweet brown sugar, mixed with the fruity scent of cooking fruit, with the added surprise of vanilla. Grilled peaches and vanilla, has got to be one of my favourite new scents for a while, and it's made me desperate to try the other fragrances in the Sunday brunch range.

You can pick up the whole brunch club range online here 

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Yankee Candle Grilled peach and vanilla candle review


Yankee Candle Grilled peach and vanilla candle review

Hello, yes sorry I'm talking about candles again so soon, apologies, but I just couldn't resist sharing this epically delish offering from Yankee Candle that smells good enough to eat. I am so easily influenced so when my best pal Hayley told me about this new scent from Yankee I new I had to have it.

Some of my favourite ever scents are sweet foodie scents, and for that niche Yankee candle has always had me covered, and now the naughty little blighters have bought a new sunday brunch club range, with scents such as Belgium waffles, White strawberry Bellini and of course the one I picked up grilled peaches and vanilla.

Grilled Peaches and vanilla literally smells like a summer dessert, I love the caramelized sweet brown sugar, mixed with the fruity scent of cooking fruit, with the added surprise of vanilla. Grilled peaches and vanilla, has got to be one of my favourite new scents for a while, and it's made me desperate to try the other fragrances in the Sunday brunch range.

You can pick up the whole brunch club range online here 

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Book review  It felt like a kiss - Sarra Manning

I picked up It felt like a kiss in a charity shop, it was one of three books for a £1, to be honest I was drawn in by at first the pretty cover and then the blurb. I then took it home and proceeded to read it in three days flat. I loved it.

It Felt like A Kiss - Sarra Manning ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Ellie Cohen was living a pretty dreamy life, she lived in a flat share with her best mates, she was close to her family and especially her mum, and she had a great job in an exclusive Mayfair gallery. The only downside was the string of deadbeat boyfriends, and the rock star dad who refused to acknowledge her existence, but nobody's perfect. 

When the latest  loser ex boyfriends sells Ellie out to the media, she finds herself fighting to keep her reputation and her job. David Gold is charged with handling the media crisis and Ellie, hes handsome and ambitious and thinks Ellie is a gold digger, she thinks hes a shark in a sharp suit, So of course they couldn't, wouldn't, shouldn't fall in love.

Ellie is a loveable heroine and I was really rooting for her when the crap started hitting the fan. She's strong willed yet has a vulnerability that makes her endearing. The book moves between present day and 1986 when it looks at the relationship of Ellie's parents before and after she was born. I like the connection that develops between Ellie and the lawyer David, and how just unsuited they seem to be.......

I highly recommend It felt like a kiss, I found it easy reading with characters that you care about. I will be looking for more titles by Sarra Manning for sure.

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Book review It felt like a kiss - Sarra Manning


Book review  It felt like a kiss - Sarra Manning

I picked up It felt like a kiss in a charity shop, it was one of three books for a £1, to be honest I was drawn in by at first the pretty cover and then the blurb. I then took it home and proceeded to read it in three days flat. I loved it.

It Felt like A Kiss - Sarra Manning ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Ellie Cohen was living a pretty dreamy life, she lived in a flat share with her best mates, she was close to her family and especially her mum, and she had a great job in an exclusive Mayfair gallery. The only downside was the string of deadbeat boyfriends, and the rock star dad who refused to acknowledge her existence, but nobody's perfect. 

When the latest  loser ex boyfriends sells Ellie out to the media, she finds herself fighting to keep her reputation and her job. David Gold is charged with handling the media crisis and Ellie, hes handsome and ambitious and thinks Ellie is a gold digger, she thinks hes a shark in a sharp suit, So of course they couldn't, wouldn't, shouldn't fall in love.

Ellie is a loveable heroine and I was really rooting for her when the crap started hitting the fan. She's strong willed yet has a vulnerability that makes her endearing. The book moves between present day and 1986 when it looks at the relationship of Ellie's parents before and after she was born. I like the connection that develops between Ellie and the lawyer David, and how just unsuited they seem to be.......

I highly recommend It felt like a kiss, I found it easy reading with characters that you care about. I will be looking for more titles by Sarra Manning for sure.

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What's in my wonderland mini scented candle review
Gifted in exchange for a review

If you like to support small businesses when shopping for cute interiors items, you may be interested in What's in My Wonderland shop. Georgia makes vegan scented candles using 100% recyclable materials. Her candles come in mini glass mason jars or slightly bigger handled jars, with a screw on decorative lid for when the candle is not in use.

I have a mini vanilla scented jar, and although small, has a good scent throw that continues to scent the room even after it's blown out. The scent itself is lovely, I am a fan of vanilla scents so this is right up my street.

The jar design is classic and understated meaning it would look nice in pretty much any setting, great in the bathroom to create a relaxing ambience in the tub, in the kitchen or on the fireplace.


So why not support a small business today, with either a treat for yourself or an unique gift for a friend or family member.


* Candle was kindly gifted

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What's in my wonderland mini scented candle review


What's in my wonderland mini scented candle review
Gifted in exchange for a review

If you like to support small businesses when shopping for cute interiors items, you may be interested in What's in My Wonderland shop. Georgia makes vegan scented candles using 100% recyclable materials. Her candles come in mini glass mason jars or slightly bigger handled jars, with a screw on decorative lid for when the candle is not in use.

I have a mini vanilla scented jar, and although small, has a good scent throw that continues to scent the room even after it's blown out. The scent itself is lovely, I am a fan of vanilla scents so this is right up my street.

The jar design is classic and understated meaning it would look nice in pretty much any setting, great in the bathroom to create a relaxing ambience in the tub, in the kitchen or on the fireplace.


So why not support a small business today, with either a treat for yourself or an unique gift for a friend or family member.


* Candle was kindly gifted

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Elf flawless finish foundation

I must admit there hasn't been much in the way of beauty content recently, apologies! I haven't bought any new beauty products for a while. Being unwell I just haven't really bothered with makeup shopping. Until my good friend Hayley from Haysparkle.com, recommended Elf foundation to me. Now I am "touch wood" turning a corner with me health, I felt like treating myself and a new affordable foundation was required in my makeup bag.

I have never tried Elf before, and I was surprised by the range and the affordability in my local Superdrug. The flawless finish foundation comes in a huge range of shades, with both pink and yellow undertones making it easy to find a shade that works me. The formula is lightweight and oil free, great for my combination skin, that has a tendency to go a little shiny. The coverage itself is medium to buildable, which did concern me as I usually wear quite light coverage, but the foundation feels light on the skin, blends out beautifully and looks natural not cakey or heavy. The packaging is stylish and has a handy pump dispenser equal to that of far more expensive brands. I really like the Elf flawless finish foundation and have worn it none stop since buying it last month.

Elf no budge shadow stick

While I was there I also picked up a no budge shadow stick in the shade Bronze metal. I love a shadow stick for quick makeup days, they are great for travelling and require zero time or skill to apply, just sweep over the lid and blend with your finger, going light or heavier depending on the look your after. Bronze metal is a great everyday bronze shade that I think will suit most eye colours. The formula is so soft and creamy and blends easily, and as the name suggests does not budge. It doesn't crease or smudge on me, in fact It's just as good as a far more expensive one I have.

I have been so impressed with both the flawless finish foundation, and the no budge shadow stick, I will defo be picking up more from Elf, I have heard great things about the 16 hour camo concealer and will be buying that for sure. 

What do you recommend I try from Elf?

You can Pick up the flawless finish foundation £7.50 and the no budge shadow stick £5 from Superdrug.


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Trying Elf Makeup


Elf flawless finish foundation

I must admit there hasn't been much in the way of beauty content recently, apologies! I haven't bought any new beauty products for a while. Being unwell I just haven't really bothered with makeup shopping. Until my good friend Hayley from Haysparkle.com, recommended Elf foundation to me. Now I am "touch wood" turning a corner with me health, I felt like treating myself and a new affordable foundation was required in my makeup bag.

I have never tried Elf before, and I was surprised by the range and the affordability in my local Superdrug. The flawless finish foundation comes in a huge range of shades, with both pink and yellow undertones making it easy to find a shade that works me. The formula is lightweight and oil free, great for my combination skin, that has a tendency to go a little shiny. The coverage itself is medium to buildable, which did concern me as I usually wear quite light coverage, but the foundation feels light on the skin, blends out beautifully and looks natural not cakey or heavy. The packaging is stylish and has a handy pump dispenser equal to that of far more expensive brands. I really like the Elf flawless finish foundation and have worn it none stop since buying it last month.

Elf no budge shadow stick

While I was there I also picked up a no budge shadow stick in the shade Bronze metal. I love a shadow stick for quick makeup days, they are great for travelling and require zero time or skill to apply, just sweep over the lid and blend with your finger, going light or heavier depending on the look your after. Bronze metal is a great everyday bronze shade that I think will suit most eye colours. The formula is so soft and creamy and blends easily, and as the name suggests does not budge. It doesn't crease or smudge on me, in fact It's just as good as a far more expensive one I have.

I have been so impressed with both the flawless finish foundation, and the no budge shadow stick, I will defo be picking up more from Elf, I have heard great things about the 16 hour camo concealer and will be buying that for sure. 

What do you recommend I try from Elf?

You can Pick up the flawless finish foundation £7.50 and the no budge shadow stick £5 from Superdrug.


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Madurodam & Den Haag day trip from Amsterdam

Last month myself and my husband took a four day, three night break to Amsterdam. When we booked the trip we knew we would like to take a trip out to Madurodam mini city, close to Den Haag (The Hague) my husband recently discovered photos from 1970, when his family before he was born had visited the mini city while stationed in Holland, and new he wanted to see it for himself.

Madurodam & Den Haag day trip from Amsterdam



Madurodam & Den Haag day trip from Amsterdam

Last month myself and my husband took a four day, three night break to Amsterdam. When we booked the trip we knew we would like to take a trip out to Madurodam mini city, close to Den Haag (The Hague) my husband recently discovered photos from 1970, when his family before he was born had visited the mini city while stationed in Holland, and new he wanted to see it for himself.

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It Felt Like a Kiss
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Call Me By Your Name
Believe Me
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Dear Mrs. Bird
The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
The Keeper of Lost Things
Three Things About Elsie
The Cactus
Wilde Like Me
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Reasons to Stay Alive
Everything I Know About Love
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