Tuesday, 18 February 2020

A February Wishlist

I thought I would pop together a pretty little wishlist post as I realised that I haven't made one of these since Christmas and I'd spotted a few lovely items in that time. The Lancome Rose Milk Mist has been top of my skincare wishlist for the last little while and I love the adorable coffee mugs from Haute Glam Studio. I'm also dreaming about the Kate Spade bag and Flowerbomb Dew perfume for the spring time as well... 

                                             1. Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Dew Perfume
                                           2. Ugg Classic Charm Quartz Boots in 'Rose'
                             3. Kate Spade Margaux Medium Satchel in 'Pressed Flowers'
                                                4. Nails Inc Nail Polish in 'Lilly Road'
                                                        5. Lancome Rose Milk Mist
                                     6. Ted Baker Letyi Large Pink Ballerina Jewellery Box
                                    7. Haute Glam Studio Love You A Latte Coffee Mug
                                      8. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask

                                                     What's on your wishlist for February?


Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

I wanted to pop together a little girly gift guide for Valentine's Day as I just think it's the sweetest thing ever and I love anything pink, heart-shaped and chocolatey. Although I'm dreaming of a beautiful bunch of pink and cream roses, I've collected some of the loveliest items that I think would make the perfect treat for your sweetheart... 

I spotted this gorgeous new lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury on Pink Peony Home's Instagram stories before Christmas and it instantly went straight onto my wishlist. I adore the gorgeous rose gold tube that the lipstick comes in and even though I don't own Charlotte's famous Pillow Talk Lipstick (although I wish that I did!), I had to add this one to my collection. It's a beautiful soft shimmering rose pink colour with a very fine golden sparkle throughout which looks perfect paired over other nude or pink lip liners but also looks just as pretty on it's own for a subtle sparkle. I love the blush pink packaging with the gorgeous gold glitters on it and the quality feels so creamy and luxurious to wear on the lips, as well as being quite long-lasting. 

Another love-themed makeup product that I have is one which has been in my collection for quite a while but is one of my favourites. I love the gorgeous heart-shaped packaging which would make a sweet gift for Valentine's Day and the shade I have is 'Candy Glow' which is made up of three shimmering pink and peach tones. If you swirl them together, they create a lovely flushed pink colour which I think is so pretty and fresh for over the spring and summer months.

One of my fave candles ever! I bought this Blush Bouquet candle from Yankee Candle's Sunday Brunch collection last year and have since repurchased as I love the scent and colour so much. It's the perfect one for around Valentine's Day and springtime as it's a soft sugary pink colour and the scent has notes of peonies, sweet pea, lilies and cherry blossom so it has the most gorgeous floral scent which isn't too overpowering either. It reminds me of walking through the park on a fresh spring day amidst all of the falling pink and white cherry blossom petals! 

I don't know many girls that don't love a gorgeous bubble bath and around Valentine's Day, I love to have a pink bath filled with lots of bubbles, scented candles and a little glass of prosecco. One of my favourite products for a really luxurious bath is this Summer Dream Bubble Heaven from Champney's which comes in gorgeous blush pink packaging and looks so pretty displayed on the side of your bath. It has a really lovely fresh and fruity scent with a mixture of peach, mango, orange and passionfruit although I do think it smells a lot like strawberries and champagne which is perfect for Valentine's Day. It creates loads of fluffy bubbles and is heavenly for some chilled out me time! 

I have a special little place in my heart for the Charbonnel Et Walker Pink Marc De Champagne Truffles as they are just my favourites ever, but as they are so expensive, they are a little luxury that are reserved for treats only! I decided to include the pink love heart-shaped box that they have available which is so perfect for Valentine's Day and the chocolates themselves are so dreamy. They are white chocolate truffles with a hint of strawberry and velvety champagne centres that are dusted in icing sugar and are perfect with a glass of pink champagne! 

I've had this gorgeous blush pink jewellery box from Ted Baker for a little over a year as I decided to treat myself to it in the January sales last year. I chose the small size as I do already have another jewellery box and I want to use this one to keep really special items in (and I'm forever wishing for the large Ted Baker jewellery box with the spinning ballerina!). This one is a beautiful soft blush pink colour complete with a grey suede lining and finished off with a dainty rose gold bow detail which is so girly and pretty. It would make the loveliest gift to treat a special someone to and you could even complete it with a pretty love heart necklace, bracelet or pair of earrings to go inside. 

One of my favourite brands for beautiful skincare products is Jurlique and I particularly love their Rose range. I treated myself to their Rosewater Balancing Mist a few years ago and haven't looked back! It's such a lovely refreshing product which I like to spritz on my face after I've used my other skincare products and it leaves my skin feeling so soft and glowy. It also has a very fresh delicate rose scent and is the perfect product for using over the spring months. I adore the gorgeous ombre pink bottle which looks so dreamy sitting on your dressing table and it would make the perfect princessy gift! 

Pink Love Heart Marshmallows 
If you're looking for a little sweet something to add to a gift or just for a smaller present, I came across this adorable little round box of love heart marshmallows in The Card Factory. Finished with a pretty pink satin ribbon bow, they would be lovely for adding to a Valentine's Day hot chocolate for a romantic treat! 

White Chocolate Pink Heart Lollipop
The last item that I wanted to include in this blog post is another little gift idea from The Card Factory. I thought this white chocolate lollipop adorned with pink and white love hearts and sugary sprinkles was so cute and you could even pop it inside a Valentine's Day card too! 

Which one of my Valentine's Day gift ideas would you most like to receive? 


Sunday, 9 February 2020

Pretty Pink Ideas To Sweeten Up Your February

February is always such a cold and miserable month but I do actually quite like it as there is Valentine's Day and I love anything pink with love hearts, roses and chocolates. I thought I'd pop together a few cute little ideas to make you fall back in love with February...

Treat Yourself To A Bunch Of Pretty Pink And Cream Roses
One of my New Year's resolutions was to start treating myself to a little bunch of flowers every now and again as they really cheer up my living room and brighten my mood. I chose a beautiful bunch of pale pink and soft cream roses this week and they are just stunning! I'm also really excited for peony season and all of the pretty spring flowers like daffodils and tulips too.

Paint Your Nails With A Soft Pastel Pink Shade
I find that quite often I actually get my nails done more recently but sometimes I do like to paint my own if I have a little time to spare. I love soft shades of manicure pinks like Essie's 'Romper Room', 'Ballet Slippers' and 'Mademoiselle' or you could go for more of a candy pink shade such as Essie's 'Muchi Muchi' which is another one of my faves.

Bake Love Heart Sugar Cookies Or Cupcakes
I've always really fancied making a love heart-shaped cookie and icing it with pink and white buttercream and a cute little saying but you could also make some lovely little fondant cupcakes with teddy bears, love hearts, roses, envelopes and chocolate boxes. They'd be yummy to enjoy after a romantic Valentine's dinner or you could gift wrap them to make a sweet little present.

Make An Indulgent Hot Chocolate With Cream And Love Heart Sweeties
I always enjoy making hot chocolates throughout the winter months so I decided to make one in my pretty pale pink ruffled tea cup and add some whipped cream and little love heart sweeties. I think this would be perfect for a cosy night in gossiping with your friends!

Wear Your Favourite Perfume
If you're getting dressed up for a little date night, it's always nice to spritz on some of your favourite perfume. I absolutely love Lancome's La Vie Est Belle as well as Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb which has the most beautiful girly pink and black floral packaging and would also make a lovely Valentine's Day gift if you wanted to treat someone!

Splurge On Some Pretty New Lingerie
I'm definitely guilty of not buying myself enough pretty lingerie and I think most girls are! It's lovely to have a little splurge occasionally and do you not think that wearing lovely underwear just makes you feel even nicer? I love dainty pale pink lacey pieces and I'm loving Boux Avenue's lovely new spring collection as well as anything from Ted Baker!

Treat Yourself To A New Lipstick
Valentine's Day is all about little treats and romance so why not splurge on a new lipstick that you've been wanting for ages? I would always recommend the YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks and my favourite shade is 'Lingerie Pink' which is so fitting for a pretty date night. They also come in the most gorgeous gold tubes that even have a little rose cut out in the centre!

Have A Little Date Night With Prosecco And Cosy Up With A Movie
Sometimes, it's nice just to get cosied up on the sofa with the candles burning and a fluffy blanket rather than going out and my husband and I certainly love doing this for a chilled little date night. You can have a little glass of prosecco or you could make candyfloss pink gin cocktails which are one of my faves and choose a movie to watch on Netflix. 

Indulge In A Box Of Your Favourite Chocolates
Around Valentine's Day, I think it's just acceptable to treat yourself to a box of chocolates! I adore the Charbonnel Et Walker Pink Marc De Champagne Truffles and this time, I picked them up in the prettiest blush pink love heart box. They are such a treat and are basically like champagne creams with a white chocolate coating and dusted in icing sugar with a slight hint of strawberry.

Have A Bubble Bath With Scented Candles And Pink Rose Petals
I think one of the loveliest ways to relax is to run yourself a hot bath with loads of bubbles and crumble up a cute bubble bar. Around Valentine's Day, I particularly love using Lush's Unicorn Horn which is rainbow coloured and shimmery and has a beautiful candyfloss and lavender scent which I find to be so relaxing. You can light a few of your favourite candles and also scatter some pink rose petals to add a cute finishing touch!

Have A Girly Night With Pink Champagne, Gossiping And White Chocolate Strawberries
I always think it's lovely to have a little girly night in every now and again so why not invite over some of your close friends, make some white chocolate strawberries and pour some glasses of pink champagne? Then you can get cosied up with some candles burning and pop on a few chick flicks like Legally Blonde, Mean Girls and The Notebook.

Visit A Pretty Cafe For Sugary Sweet Pink Treats
I visited Peggy Porschen in London at Christmas time a few years ago and I've always dreamt of going back around Valentine's Day as their girly pink decor and cake displays are the prettiest. I'd love to pop in for a love heart sugar cookie, a slice of Strawberries & Champagne cake and a hot chocolate served in a pretty pink mug!

What do you like to do during February?


Wednesday, 5 February 2020

January Photo Diary


I'm so sorry that this post is a little late! I'd seen that a lot of other bloggers had been introducing monthly diaries into their blog content and I thought that it looked like such a cute little idea. As it was the start of a fresh new year, I thought that I would introduce this new little series to my blog to show some of my pretty photos that appeared on my Instagram feed but not necessarily on my blog. I hope that you enjoy... 

Pink Prosecco Chocolates 
For New Year's Eve, I treated myself to some of my favourite Lindor Strawberries & Cream chocolates which are just the yummiest! We had such a cosy little evening tucked up under a fluffy pink pom pom blanket with a glass of pink unicorn candyfloss gin. I also found this pink prosecco chocolate bar in a local gift shop but the packaging is so adorable that I don't think I'll be able to eat it! 

Cosy Swan Hat 
Some of you may remember that I featured this pretty pink swan hat in my Cosy Winter Pieces For An Enchanting And Sparkly Season blog post last year but I have still been wearing it on cold days this year too. I love the little dainty embroidered swan with the eyelashes, pink blushing cheeks and gold princess crown as I think it looks so whimsical and fairytale-esque. I found these adorable pink bow gloves from a brand called SVNX on Asos which I also couldn't resist as they are so girly and cute! 

Princessy Pink Nails 
I have also decided to start treating myself to little manicures every now and again as I absolutely love getting my nails done and I also think it's so relaxing. Don't you just feel so much better when your nails look pretty too? I went for this milky pink shade called 'Soft Pink'  which reminds me a little of Essie's 'Romper Room' and I think they look so princessy and polished! 

Glittery Glam Wax Melts
I was absolutely over the moon to be asked to be a Glambassador with Glam Wax as I just adore her gorgeous girly and sparkly wax melts! I have very kindly been sent a selection of her products to add to my collection and I just love all the pretty pink and sweet scents. I can't wait to try out some of her gorgeous new Valentine's Day scents! If you want a little discount, pop 'PRETTY10' at the checkout for 10% off! 

Yankee Candle Fluffy Towels Candle 
One of my favourite cosy candle scents for burning over the winter months is Yankee Candle's Fluffy TowelsI love the white design and it has the most clean and comforting scent with a mixture of lemon, apple, lavender and lily which makes my living room smell so fresh and cosy. 

Hope you've all had a lovely January! Which one of my photos is your favourite?