Style – Finding the Perfect Christmas Party Outfit – A Gift from Quiz Clothing

Today marks the end of November, and I for one am very excited about the month ahead! December is generally filled with Christmas parties, festive drinks and the chance to let your hair down and get dressed up to celebrate arguably the most wonderful time of the year! I have really enjoyed putting together my style posts recently, so when I was approached by Quiz Clothing, asking if I would...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Zoe

This week’s Behind the Bride is with the lovely Zoe aka Lycra Widow, who celebrated her fourth wedding anniversary recently. Hi Zoe! First of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day?  We were married on the 26th October 2013. I still can’t quite believe it’s been 4 years. It still feels like yesterday! Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you...

Mummy Mondays – The Perfect Gift for Mums this Christmas with Times To Treasure

With Christmas now under a month away (eek), thoughts are definitely centred around the perfect gift for those close to you. The most beautiful gift I’ve ever received before was a necklace with the footprints of my eldest two children. I was devastated when I lost it a couple of years ago after a house move so when the lovely Grainne from Times to Treasure in Poole said she would...

5 Things I Want my Daughter to Know

At the end of last week my daughter Carly turned five. She’s growing up into a bold and beautiful little girl, and I’m really proud of her. This world can be a scary place and growing up in it can be tough. These are five of the things I want Carly to know and remember as she grows up…. Never Dull Your Shine for Somebody Else I grew up with...

Finding my Inner Beauty

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you that I’m a very ‘girly’ girl. I love makeup and skincare. I enjoy dressing up and making myself look nice, but I’ve been feeling insecure lately, I’ve been comparing myself to others and I have felt rubbish about myself and my appearance because of this. I love the beauty industry, and this post isn’t about turning my back on it, but...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Emma

This week’s Behind the Bride is with Emma from Emma Reed. Hi Emma! First of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? Thank you. We were married 19th May 2012 Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? We actually went to the same secondary school but didn’t know one another because he was in the year below me....

Christmas Gift Guide for The Girl Boss

Christmas is just five weeks away, and if you are anything like me you’ll be all shopped out, itching to get the tree up, and already thinking about those pigs in blankets and tubs of Christmas chocolates! If, however, you aren’t like me and haven’t yet started your Christmas gift shopping, here are some gift ideas for those girls who work from home (or y’know, women in general really). If...

Mummy Mondays – The Kingdom of Carly – Another Wonderbly Birthday!

Last Thursday my not so little girl turned five! She’s always felt like my baby, even when I went on to have Benjamin last year, so it has been strange adjusting to her starting school recently. In the past couple of months she’s really grown up and I was so proud when her teacher told me she was a pleasure to have in the class, and that Carly is really...

Foodie Friday – A Carnival Christmas at Las Iguanas

So last night Ed and I were invited down to our local Las Iguanas in Bournemouth to sample their festive menu, and I was so excited – South American food & Christmas are two of my favourite things! This year Las Iguanas is open throughout the entire festive season, including Christmas Day itself, meaning if you fancy something a little different from turkey this year, you can head on over...

Beauty – My Autumnal Bridal Makeup Look with Blushing Brides of Bournemouth

I posted yesterday about our UK wedding blessing and reception and how amazing our suppliers were. Today I wanted to focus this post on one in particular, my lovely friend Sally who runs Blushing Brides in Bournemouth. Sally did both my hair and makeup for the reception, and I wanted to share with you today the products she used to create my makeup look. Estee lauder smoothing Primer Estee Lauder...