Category: lifestyle

Being a Red Shoe Girl – Part One

Being a Red Shoe Girl – Part One

I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I’d seen photographs, read people’s stories, looked in awe at the transformations, but absolutely nothing in this world could have prepared me for the sense of calm you feel when you arrive. Walking through the door of the Red Shoe Studio […]

FabLittleBag | Review

FabLittleBag | Review

In my last post I promised to tell you a little bit more about a great product I discovered in my July Pink Parcel. FabLittleBag are on a mission to reduce the amount tampons which are flushed down the toilet and end up floating about in our rivers […]

5 Me Time tips to help you refuel

5 Me Time tips to help you refuel

You know that moment when you realise you’ve been so busy running around for everyone else, be it at home, at work, for friends, family or colleagues that you’ve forgotten when the last time was that you shaved your legs, watched THAT episode of your favourite TV show everyone is talking about or took five minutes to process all the madness of the last few weeks? Well we all get there – some later than others, some a little less frazzled, but whether you arrive looking like a dishevelled Bridget Jones who just fell of the conservatory roof or a totally calm and collected Carrie Bradshaw, it’s time to sit back and indulge in a little ‘Me Time’ with these five tips.

  1. T U R N  O F F  Y O U R  P H O N E . Hide it in a cupboard, in a room on the other side of the house and forget it exists. No text, tweet or snap is so important it can’t wait for half an hour while you get your head together and focus on you. Plus, think of all the notifications you’ll have once you’re finally reunited.
  2. T A K E  A  B U B B L E  B A T H. There’s nothing like laying in a nice hot bath filled with your favourite Smellies at the end of a busy day to melt away your stress. Light a few candles, lock the door, pop your favourite playlist on in the background… Voila. You’re welcome.
  3. E S C A P E. Whether that be through a book, movie or physically getting up and going to your favourite place, there’s nothing quite like breaking free from time to time. My calm place is by the water and so if ever I am uber frazzled you can bet that’s where I will be.13393113_10154275745392990_153790739_n
  4. G E T  S O M E  S L E E P. Thank goodness for sleep! If things are getting on top of you, it’s likely that your sleep pattern has gotten a bit out of kilter too, but if you’re anything like me, a lack of decent sleep can have a diverse affect on your mood and result in those around you taking cover! Find 30 minutes in your day to have a little cat nap, you will feel 100% better for it and your friends and family might thank you for it too!
  5. P A M P E R  Y O U R S E L F. Book an appointment to get your eyebrows done, pay a visit to your hairdresser, paint your nails, do a face mask. Sure sure, these might all seem super materialistic and vain, but when we look good, we feel good. And sometimes sanity starts on the outside.

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8 Easy Money Saving Tips for First Time Buyers

8 Easy Money Saving Tips for First Time Buyers

So last month we swapped spending sprees for saving every spare penny with the hope of being ready to buy our first home in time for September. Though it does mean no more NewLook Hauls and I’ve had to really hold back on treating myself to […]

Christmas Crafts | Festive Sugar Scrubs

Christmas Crafts | Festive Sugar Scrubs

In my December Bucket List I mentioned I planned to mainly give Homemade Christmas gifts this year. There’s something so much more special about giving a gift you’ve made yourself and put a lot of time and thought in to. The first set of gifts I made were […]

DIY Tea Light Holders

DIY Tea Light Holders

As you may have read in my previous post, I planned my best friend’s birthday party this weekend and part of that meant arranging the decorations.

While I bought some of the garlands from my wholesaler, I wanted to give the party a bit of a personable touch and so I made these pretty tea light holders. They looked so beautiful hanging from the trees & dotted around the garden, I thought I’d share with you how I made them… just in case you wanted to do something similar.

They’re actually really easy to make. All you need is:

A selection of jars (Recycled or brand new)

Ribbon (2 different colours, depending on your theme)

PVA Glue

Paint brush (I actually used an old toothbrush!)

Glitter

Yarn

Step 1. Lay out some news paper to protect your floor or table. Usin a dry wipe pen, draw a line 2 inches above the bottom of the jar, all the way around.

Step 2. Cover bewlo the line in glue using the paint brush and then simply pour the glitter all over the gued area.

Step 3. Leave to dry in a safe place making sure there is no glue on the base of the jar.

Step 4. Once dry, tie a loop of yarn around the rim of the jar and then tie a length at both ends to each side of the loop.

Step 5. Cut a length of ribbon and tie it around the top to cover the yarn.

Handmade Pink & Gold Tea Light Holders

Et Voila! Pop and tealight inside, wait ’til it’s dark and light it.

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