Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Beautiful, Budget Wedding Dresses From OkDress!

Following on with the "wedding" related theme from my latest post about engagement rings, today's post is about some gorgeous wedding dresses at amazing prices from OkDress.co.uk! If there's one thing I'm dreading if we do ever get married it would be the cost of doing so. By now I'm sure you'll have noticed that I'm a big fan of doing things on a budget and I hate spending a lot of money on anything. Obviously picking the perfect wedding dress is high on any bride-to-be's priorities, but I'd be gutted to spend so much money on a dress that you'd only wear for one day and then hide away at the back of the wardrobe. I decided to put together a selection of a couple of my favourite styles of wedding dresses from OkDress to show you just how beautiful they are for the price!

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I would definitely choose a sweetheart style neckline, because it is such a pretty and flattering style! I would like to have some lace and also some beading or even floral detail on the bodice flowing down into an A-line or princess style skirt. I don't think I would like a long train on the dress as this would just get in the way and probably get quite dirty too throughout the day, but a small train with some detailing on would be lovely! The overall style I think would be quite vintage looking, and this would be pulled off by having a cream or champagne coloured dress rather than pure white. 

How amazing are these dresses, and for such great prices too?!
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Monday, 29 September 2014

Vashi | Zodiac Engagement Rings

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One of the most important parts of a proposal, along with how you propose, is the ring - which your loved one will be wearing for the rest of their life, so you're going to want to get them something special which they will be proud to show off to all their friends and family!

Some of my regular readers will be aware that I got engaged back in February this year, and he did of course get me a ring, which I unfortunately can no longer wear because it broke(we won't go into this in too much detail) anyway, I would love a new engagement ring, but with financial difficulties, this is not going to happen. This won't stop me lusting after a new one though...

I came across Vashi.com’s zodiac engagement ring lookbook and thought it would be a great post, especially for those of you who might be thinking about popping the question to your loved one? Honestly, words cannot describe these rings, and anyone who receives one of these should definitely SAY YES - because you've definitely got a keeper ;) 

"If you find yourself in a dilemma when choosing a ring for your future bride, why not find inspiration in astrology? It's one of the most tricky and daunting decisions in your lifetime so turn to the planets for help. Be inspired by your partner's astrological sign to make your choice. A truly unique engagement ring, reflecting certain aspects of your lover's zodiac sign and personality, will help ensure the right jewellery choice for life. It's in her horoscope..."

AQUARIUS

Round Cut 0.78 Carat Halo Engagement Ring in 18k White Gold
Known for their strong character and powerful personality. Aquarius women are curious, creative and most importantly exhibit an adbundance of love for their nearest and dearest. Big and glamorous is definitely what you require and so is this round cut diamond in a sparkling halo setting.

PISCES

Round Cut 0.40 Carat D/VS1 18k White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
The Pisces is one of the most sensitive and intuitive star signs. Being attached To Jupiter and water, the Pisces woman exudes an adorable personality. Choose the best-selling Round brilliant diamond for the jubilant Pisces women. It’s stylish, modern tension setting safeguards the ring making it the centre of attention – a true reflection of the infectious Pisces’ character.


ARIES

Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
The Aries star sign represents passion and courage, and proves an extremely vibrant personality. Linked to the planet Mars and the element of fire; they also show true determination. The Aries star sign is not one to fade into the crowd so an rare Marquise diamond allows confidence and certainty to shine through, ideal for a woman like you.

TAURUS

Oval Cut Engagement Ring
Taurus signs have a persevering character and are known for their decisive and passionate traits. Related to the planet Venus and the element of Earth, the Taurus bull is led by its desire and purpose. An Oval diamond has the fire of a Round cut but is a more unique aesthetic. Therefore perfect for a vibrant Taurus women.

GEMINI

Radiant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Born in the late spring air, Geminis are positive about the joy of living. Their twin personalities know how to please and seduce their loved ones. Scintillatingly sparkly, a Radiant cut centre stone with added side stones is perfect for the Gemini woman who loves to charm and delight!

CANCER

Round Cut 0.50 Carat F/VS1 18k White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
The Cancer star sign is the ultimate representation of family life. Her known characteristic include sensitivity, intimacy with a hint of coyness. Cancer carries a lot of attention and love for those close to them, be it family or friends. Connected to the Moon, this sign is very emotional (despite her attempts to hide it). For the Cancer women, less is more. The iconic simplicity of a Round cut Solitaire is prefect for their subtle nature.

LEO

Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
The Lion represents the sizzling middle of summer! Leos are known to be dominant and quite the independent women. As this star sign is connected to the element of fire and Sun, its sacred character, is also very generous, passionate and fiercely loyal.Yellow gold provides the fiery sunshine Leos love, whilst the spectacular Cushion cut appeals to their zealous and energetic personality.

VIRGO

Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
As the Virgo star sign falls under the planet Mercury, it’s notable traits middles a logic and organised woman. Devoted to those around her yet an independent perfectionist, the Virgo woman requires trust and stability.The sharp lines of an Asscher diamond display organised perfection perfect for the observant woman. Your attention to detail personality will see no fault with this elegant piece.

LIBRA

Pear Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Libras show serenity and honesty and are subtle and generous to those around them. A sign related to the air and also to the planet Venus, can often be unpredictable. A charming and enticing engagement ring, that dazzles your changeable personality is the ideal ring for you. The Pear cut diamond is the perfect choice, especially for it’s sparkling and rare form.

SCORPIO

Heart Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
The Scorpio star sign hates to disappoint and requires less than nothing in return. Her love for family, life and friends, makes this sign an extremely passionate and emotional lover. With so much emotion and desire to love, the romantic Heart cut is perfect choice for a devoted Scorpio woman.

SAGITTARIUS

Round Cut 0.14 Carat Blue Sapphire Side Stone Engagement Ring in 18k White Gold
The Sagittarius is energetic and has true enthusiasm for life. With an easily adaptable nature, the Sagittarius woman makes it her business to make sure that everyone’s needs are met especially her loved one.For the bold and lively Sagittarius, a hint of colour will definitely have you gleaming from years to come.

CAPRICORN

Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Capricorns are ambitious and always determined to succeed. Related to Saturn and the earth, the Capricorn woman is solid in nature and can sometimes forget their sentimental and whimsical side. Resilient over mushy, the Emerald cut evokes power and strength. Matched with a diamond encrusted band, this beautifully crafted ring embodies your passion and love for commitment.


What's your star sign - and do you like the matching Zodiac ring?

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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Gorgeous Bronze Salon Tan At Home Review | Light to Medium Anti-Cellulite Formula

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I'm the kind of person, who never gets to see any sunlight... due to the fact I work in an office all week, and then as soon as the weekend arrives, when I might actually get to step outside, the lovely British weather seems to turn on me, and tip it down with rain! This means that I am ghostly pale pretty much all year round, and have to rely on fake tan, bronzers and deeper foundations to make me look even half-alive! 

Anyway, I was recently sent the Gorgeous Bronze Salon Tan At Home* kit to try out. Which I received shade Light to Medium, and it claims to contain 10 applications worth of product. Now I'm no stranger to fake tan, but as I normally use mousse type tans with a pump mechanism and tanning mitt, this one was a little out of my comfort zone. It comes in a large 266ml bottle, with a separate "spray" mechanism top which you should attach before use. Inside the box were also 5 plastic gloves to aid application. 

Before I apply fake tan, I usually exfoliate my skin wearing exfoliating gloves, and using a good body scrub (I usually use Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub) paying particular attention to super dry patches of skin(elbows and knees) to remove any dry patches and dead skin which the tan would cling to. I then add a little moisturiser to the dry patches, and rub in well. 

It is recommended that you use this tan by spraying onto your whole body using a sideways motion, holding approx 30cm away, and then use one of the plastic gloves provided to blend the tan evenly if required. You can spray each arm and leg separately and blend for better results. You can also use this on your face... close your eyes and hold the bottle 30cm away and spray once before rubbing in. To gain the best results you should try to leave the product on the skin for a minimum of 2 hours, up to 8 hours before showering. 

I followed the above application instructions, and found the spray top worked really well to give off an even mist of product, although I should suggest doing this in a bathroom where you can wipe walls/floors clean as the product does tend to end up getting everywhere! Bearing in mind how pale I am right now, this tan turned out very well! In other words I don't look like an Oompa Loompa and instead I have a nice golden tone to my skin, nothing too dark, but just perfect for a healthy, glowing appearance. I did find though, that I preferred the effect after I had showered the morning after applying, as this looked more even and not too obvious. 

The Gorgeous Bronze Salon Tan At Home can be bought from Semichem for just £7.99! If you ask me, that's a pretty good price for 10 applications in the comfort of your own home. 

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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Top Tips For Packing To Move House / Move Into Your First Home

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I understand that this post may be very different for everyone who reads it, as you will most likely be in a completely different situation to another reader, whether it be that you are, like myself... moving out of your parents house and into your first house/apartment, or if you are moving from one house to another with all your own belongings. However the basic concept of packing your belongings ready to move remains the same. Keep it as organised, clutter free and as transport friendly as possible. And I've come up with some top tips for todays post, along with doing a bit of research for some other helpful tips and tricks :)

START GATHERING HANDY PACKAGING MATERIALS

As soon as you even think about moving, you're going to need to think about what you're going to wrap and store all your belongings in ready for the move so that they don't get damaged or broken during transport etc. I'd say cardboard boxes, plenty of bubble wrap, tissue paper or old newspapers and parcel tape will all come in very handy!

Newspapers and tissue paper are great for stuffing inside glasses/bowls/jugs and vases to keep them safe from breakage during the move. Bubble wrap is ideal for wrapping around plates and photo frames etc.

If you don't want to spend money buying your own packaging, you could always ask your local supermarkets for some of their cardboard boxes, you can stash away your free local newspapers each week too. Other than that, you could buy some packing materials (including a range of sizes of boxes, special purpose boxes, brown tape and even sofa and mattress covers) from a removals company like EcoMovers.

SORTING & DE-CLUTTERING - RECYCLE / DONATE UNWANTED BELONGINGS!

You should start to sort through and de-clutter as soon as you can! Especially if you have a loft, cellar or garage which you haven't ventured into for years! You might find things which you'd completely forgotten even existed. You should sort out and dispose of or recycle anything you don't want to take with you. This will save time, energy and even money when it comes to the big move. As you won't have to do as much all at once, you won't be lugging around so much clutter, and you won't have to pay as much in transport/fuel costs for extra items. You could contact your local furniture recycling company to help with any larger items, for example the British Heart Foundation have a free furniture collection option, which is super easy to arrange by phone, and they do also collect smaller items such as clothes, books, DVD's CD's and small homeware too! Give your wardrobes a good spring clean, Kids rooms for toys etc, bookshelves, DVD's and music too, you could always bag this stuff up and drop it off at your local charity shop or clothing bank. Or you could use online selling websites such as eBay, or Music Magpie | Sell Your Stuff Online to get a little cash behind you to help with the move! Why not clean out the kitchen cupboards whilst your at it? Those old plates, mugs and cutlery... donate them! And as for those out of date food products, just bin them lol. By doing all this before the move you will find the last few weeks/days a lot less stressful and tiring!

You should definitely check out this super clear and really helpful de-cluttering to move house infographic! I would never have even thought about the health benefits before reading this! 

DON'T LEAVE EVERYTHING TIL THE LAST MINUTE - START PACKING EARLY! 

Start packing things early, so that you don't end up trying to pack your entire house in the last week before the move! Obviously you can only pack away things that you probably won't need or use until you're in your new home, as most things you will use and need on a day to day basis, so you'll have to leave those until later on.

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GET ORGANISED! LABEL BOXES WITH ROOM & CONTENTS

Whilst your packing your stuff and you start to fill up each box, try to organise them into rooms for your new house. You should clearly label the outside of the box with which room its for, and the contents of the box - so if you need to get hold of something pretty quickly you know where to find it, instead of searching through each box! You could always write out a numbered/roomed list in a notebook which would correspond to each box you have for extra organisation.

DON'T CRAM/OVERPACK BOXES.

If you cram things and overpack each box, things will start to get crushed or damaged, which will turn out to be a complete waste of time and you'll end up wasting money on new things! Make sure products are packed correctly, securely and that the boxes aren't too heavy - it might just collapse altogether! Obviously you should also put heavier products underneath lighter products!

KEEP YOUR ESSENTIALS/MOVING OUT DAY PRODUCTS CLOSE BY

As I mentioned previously there are things you're going to need to keep un-packed right up until the last day or even on the day before the move! These would include a range of products. I've got a bit of help with this last bit as I've never done this before, the only similar experience I've had is before going on holiday...

Box Containing:
Kettle, tea/coffee, snacks, bottled water, washing up equipment, mugs, plates and a few bits of cutlery. Takeaway contact numbers near to your new home, Soap, anti-bacterial gels, hand towel, toilet roll!

Handbag/Small Travel Bag Containing:
Notepad and pen, Important documents (passport etc), Mobile phone. Bank cards and some small change for essentials, Laptop. Electricals chargers, Make Up, Wash bag, Pyjamas, underwear and a change of clothes.

I'd say you might want to leave the mattress and some blankets until last to put on the moval van because this is first thing you're going to want to unload so you at least have somewhere to sleep for the night after a long day!

Obviously a lot of this post is related to moving to a new house, but this can also be handy if, like myself you are planning to move out of your parents house and have gathered a fair few homely items for the big move! I've already packed away everything I've purchased, labelled up the bags and boxes, photographed and made a list of each item I've got for kitchen etc! All this and I've only been to one viewing so far, however I am hoping to have moved out within the next couple of months or so! Either way, I hope you will have found this post helpful in some way! Let me know if you have any other tips to help me out with my move! :)

I have started using Pinterest a lot more lately, and its full of pins for cute homeware ideas, and helpful pictures/infographics for moving out...

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The British Tag


I was tagged by Jade over at Pint Size Pixie blog to do The British Tag, normally I don't post tags, but I thought this one was quite different from the norm, and I'm proud to be british, so why not spend 10 minutes of my time writing up this post! Enjoy...

How many cups of tea do you have a day & how many sugars?
I would estimate that I usually drink around 5 or more cups of tea a day - 1 on a morning before work, three whilst I'm at work, and then another one before bed! I take two sugars in my tea ;)

Favourite part of your roast? 
Yorkie puds for sure! Closely followed by apple sauce with a Pork dinner! I could literally eat jars of the stuff! Mmmm. 

Favourite dunking biscuit? 
I love Hobnobs, and they have pretty good tea dunking qualities too, they taste even better all soggy and covered in tea :) 

Favourite quintessentially British pastime? 
I like moaning about stuff, apparently that's a pretty British thing to do!? I also love bargain hunting, whether it be a car boot sale, charity shops or even just trying to get free delivery or a 10% off, using voucher websites such as VoucherBin. I always check voucher sites before ordering online, cos' who doesn't love a bargain?!

Favourite word?
I have absolutely no idea, with so many words to choose from its hard to pick a fave...

Cockney rhyme slang?
I had to actually Google search Cockney Rhyming Slang, but I came across "Dog and Bone" for Phone, which I actually know of, but didn't know it was classed as rhyming slang, I'm useless lol!

Favourite sweet? 
Haribo's Starmix! "Kids and grown ups love it so, the happy world of Haribo"

What would your pub be called?
I loved the idea when they opened up a cat Cafe, and would love to do the same with a pub! Maybe I'd call it "Cats & Casks" like Cask's of Beer... you get my drift?

Number 1 British person?
I don't think you can get any more British than the Royal Family, and I absolutely adore Kate Middleton's fashion style, and just her general appearance. She is truly an inspiration for British women!

Favourite shop/restaurant? 
Favourite shop - Primark for clothing.
Restaurant - would probably be Pizza Hut, because I'm easily pleased, and a cheap skate.

What British song pops into your head?
Well the National Anthem of course... you can't get more British than that! Although I guess its probably not really classed as a song...

Marmite.
They say you either love it or hate it, and I certainly hate it, its disgusting!


I hope you enjoyed this tag, I would like to tag:
My sister Sarah at Morrall Of The Story
Charlotte - Beauty Soup 

And of course, anyone else who would like to join in! :) 

Friday, 12 September 2014

Skincare | No 7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Oil Review

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No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Oil* | £11.00 | Boots


Who'd have thought it, using oil to clean your skin? Crazy, right?... Wrong! I was super intrigued when the No 7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Oil was released, and couldn't wait to try it. This is actually a surprisingly wonderful product which has worked it's way into my everyday skin routine and replaced my usual cleanser over the past couple of weeks.

First up I should mention that if you do have particularly oily skin, this product probably isn't going to work too well for you, but will work wonders on normal - dry skin. (For reference - my skin type is normal-combination.) To apply, use the super handy and practical pump mechanism to squeeze a few drops onto your finger tips and massage gently in circular motions into your face and neck. Although the oil is lightweight, it makes easy work of what I can only describe as "melting/dissolving" any traces of makeup and dirt from your face to offer a deep-cleansed feel. You should then rinse away using warm water... when you're doing this the oil turns a milky colour and washes off easily leaving no greasy residue. I love using this as a night time cleanser, because it leaves my skin feeling soft, nourished and with a healthy, radiant glow. I have noticed over the weeks that the general condition and feel of my skin has improved - The dry patches around my nose are no more!

I actually think this is a pretty good price at £11.00 for 150ml, but if you're lucky you might get your hands on some Boots vouchers with £5 off No 7 skincare, making this a bargainous £6! 

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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Changing times - Blue Jobs and Pink Jobs



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As Ashley and I start to really get out heads around the idea of having our own place it seems all my tasteful and decorative hopes are having to play second fiddle to some less girly thinking.

It’s not that Ashley’s got a different style to me – I think he’s quite happy to leave that side of things up to me – but that as first time movers we’re going to have to cut our cloth to suit, as they say.

As my dad says, it’s all very well deciding what colour wallpaper you’re going to put up, but you need to make sure the walls are in decent order first. I think we may have some tough decisions ahead.

At the sort of price bracket we’re going to be aiming at, there’s no doubt about it, we’ll have to find somewhere that needs a bit of work doing. In a sense that’s great because it gives me scope to express myself and to fit the place out just how I’d like it. The downside to that dream-home thinking is, of course, that it’ll take time and money to get it right.

In my head these are blue jobs – jobs for the boys. I’m the one who does the pink jobs, but I suppose in any partnership there has to be a bit of give and take. So this is me turning to the blue side.

It’s not all doom and gloom – my work will make the bathroom side of things easy, and a little bit of sneaky searching the net has shown that you don’t have to break the bank to make your home cosy and beautiful. 

My mum says it’s the doors and windows that make a house. She says you don’t really notice them when they’re right, but that you always, always, always do if they’re wrong. Everything else, she says, you can mix and match for yourself. I’ve not got as far as windows yet, but there are some lovely doors that you can find without having to break the bank.

I love old doors, and you can get old reclaimed wooden ones that have a really warm and cosy look. EBay and Gumtree and Preloved.com are fantastic for them, but the trouble is they’re often an non-standard size. There are plenty of really nice modern doors too – I found some really great looking deals on todd-doors.co.uk , direct doors.com, emeralddoors.co.uk and doordeals.co.uk. 

The websites do sometimes make them all look a bit alike, I wish they would show all of the doors in actual houses. You need a good imagination to be able to tell exactly how something’s going to look, but I think that’s the least of our worries.

I’m still getting used to this blue style of thinking. I’m more of a soft furnishings kind of a girl, as I think you know by now. But I’m learning all the time, and who knows where it might lead to? I could be blogging about replacing the gearbox out of a 1970s Mini Minor before you know it!

That really would be a transformation to get your head around!

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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

My Dream Kitchen | Inspiration, Pastel Colour Scheme & Wishlist ♥

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If you're a regular reader of my blog, then you'll know that I'm currently planning and saving to move out of my parents house, hopefully in the very near future. So I thought it would be nice to start including home related posts on my blog! I think the kitchen is the only place which I can start thinking about, buying things for at the moment, as other rooms - living room, bedroom etc will depend on the existing carpets, colour scheme etc. So I've been buying little bits and pieces if I see them cheap enough for when I move, mainly for the kitchen, i.e pots and pans, plates, cutlery etc - I'll do a kitchen haul post soon too :) 

How I'd like it to look... BRIGHT, LIGHT, COLOURFUL, PRETTY, WELCOMING and HOMELY! If I could choose to start from scratch with all the money and time in the world, here's how it would be... The cupboard units would be in an off-white or cream painted wooden finish, with traditional detailing, i.e the doors and drawers would be one colour with the outer frame a different colour, and the doors would have wood grain or panelling, and would have "cup handles" like the picture above, or some wooden knobs. The colour scheme will definitely be pastels!! I've decided that pastel pink, duck egg blue and cream will be my go-to colour scheme, regardless of what units I end up with. I don't really want anything modern or contemporary looking, and want everything to have a vintage/retro look to it. I would also like to find some old, anqtique-y bits of furniture in the charity shops and upcycle them myself to get a unique feel.

I've really found some beautiful appliances, cooking/baking and dinnerware whilst I've been browsing, and put together this wishlist for some of the prettiest things I've found so far...


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I never thought to look at Dunelm Mill's home range before because I always got the impression it wasn't really my taste. But boy was I wrong... I was particularly impressed by their "Candy Rose" collection, which includes a range of small kitchen electricals, baking products, tableware and utilities. I am definitely going to buy the matching pink kettle, toaster and microwave, aren't they gorgeous! Of course I would love to get the matching blender and mixers too, but these aren't necessities. Also, I really love the retro looking, american style "trash can" in the duck egg blue, another definite buy.


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These items really are "wishlist" worthy as they are way out of my budget, but they are too pretty not to mention. I think Swan are a very reliable and well known brand for kitchen products, so these would definitely be worth an investment if I could afford them! The Fridge Freezer would be a must-have... isn't it lovely, and would really stand out, compared to other boring old "white goods". It appears that Very.co.uk seem to sell a range of Swan products at reasonable prices, and it could be worth applying for a credit account and spread the cost! 


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I knew that Argos did a ColourMatch range, but I had no idea they did pastel colours - these were apparently released last year and are called Bubblegum Pink and Jellybean Blue! When I found these I couldn't believe it, and the products are really reasonably priced too. At the moment I'm looking to purchase the utensils stand, knife block and scales, as I have bought cutlery and plates elsewhere. They look of a decent quality and would look lovely in a pastel themed kitchen! Not to mention they have products for the rest of the house too, not just the kitchen, so why not colour match your whole house. Finally, a bit of fun for you... Take the Argos Colour Match Personality Test Here.


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Who'd have thought it? ASDA Direct / George Home have a beautiful range of ditsy florals and pretty pastels throughout their kitchenware! Isn't the teapot, cake stand and biscuit tin so cute? Ideal for a tea party! Unfortunately the stores nearest to me don't stock their full homeware range, but I might take a little drive to a bigger store to get my hands on some of the above products. The coloured glass water jug really caught my eye because I haven't seen anything like this one elsewhere and would look great along with some matching glass tumblers.


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B&M is literally one of my all time favourite home stores, along with Home Bargains. You can very often find some right little beauties, at amazing prices! They seem to have a lot of products in exactly the right colours for my theme at the moment, so I've already treated myself to a few from the above (mixing bowl, heart chopping board, rolling pin and pastry brush). There is a B&M website but you can only purchase in-store... probably a good thing for me otherwise I'd never have any money left if I could buy online LOL!

This concludes my wishlist, obviously there are tonnes more things I'm going to need but these are just a few little pretties that I'd love to get my hands on to make my house into a home. If you have any recommendations for places to shop for home items similar to this then do leave me a comment below! 


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