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Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos

I recently went to Boughton House in Northamptonshire for a day out in the sun and I took so many photos that they deserved their own post. Boughton House is a stately home with 11,000 acres of beautiful grass and flower gardens which cost nothing to walk round. On a sunny day this estate is absolutely beautiful to walk around and if you want to walk around the actually manor you can for £10 each.

My friend George and I went to Boughton Manor just for the gardens and were amazed by the size and landscape. The manor sits in the middle of the estate surrounded by large green land all neatly cut and pretty satisfying. The land is separated with large hedges and trees which divide the land into long stripes. At the end of each stripe is a man made pools (not for humans) which are home to some lovely swans and a lot of bugs...

Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos

Walking around the grounds is a lovely walk with lots of scenery and just next to the manor are beautifully filled flower gardens full of flowers and even pumpkins! My first sighting of a pumpkin of the year! Walking around these gardens make me want to become a green fingered garden boss. whether or not I can do that is another post entirely. I am hoping by this time next year I will be on my way to having a little flower bed in the back garden. 

Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos

Sorry for the flower photo overload but they were all too pretty not to capture. I am no amazing photographer but some of these photos turned out quite well for just an iPhone. Enjoy the photos!

Mini Makeup Haul


Mini Makeup Haul

Last week was a really rough week for me so I decided to treat myself with some makeup goodies courtesy of my boots advantage card, that thing is bloody brilliant! I needed to pick up some old favourites which has ran out recently and try some new lip products which I have been watching for ages. 

Firstly the golden oldies; I love L'Oreal foundations they are slowly starting to take over Rimmel as my favourite foundation brand. The True Match foundation and the Infallible foundation are both old favourites of mine for different. The Infallible foundation is everyday classic which always look good even when my skin is having a melt down. The True Match foundation is the perfect for flawless skin which I love for days/nights out when I want to look really good. I have mention both these foundations numerous times to on the blog before so you know they are firm favourites of mine. 


Mini Makeup Haul

I have had my eye on these Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolours for what feels like months. I first saw them in my local Tescos store glamorous I know and didn't picked them up that time for some reason and then every time I went into Boots I could never find them! Luckily this one time I found them so got two shades to try and I haven't  disappointed. 
I picked up the shades in 700 Sand which is a nudey brown which really suits me and the other shade is 760 vineyard which is a georgous purple nude colour shock both have hint of nude. These are super moisturising on the lips but also packs a lot of colour which you don't always get with both. I feel like these might live in my bag for the rest of this year as lip toppers for when I am out, especially the nude shade. Mini Makeup Haul

Lastly I have a little extra product which I found in my local B&M store which has some hidden gems inside. I have heard that the W7 Hollywood Bronze and Glow is a dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow palette which it obviously wont be the same but the less then £5 you might as well try it. It is a little bit warm for me but when I have a tan it looks really nice. The highlighter isn't my favorite I'll be honest but the bronzer shade is working for me so far. 

Mary Berry You Babe! Absolute Favourites

Mary Berry You Babe! Absolute Favourites

Mary Berry You Babe! Absolute Favourites

I am a big fan of Mary Berry because she is a pretty cool lady in all ways. Since moving into my own house I have tried to become a cooking goddess, I've made baby steps...

So I saw this book in WHSmith reduced to £7 which is really good for a Mary Berry book which are usually £20 + so I was excited to pick it up and enroll Mary's help making me a better house wife.

I thought I'd talk you through my favourite recipes from the book and talk you through how some of them went!

I really needed to expand my cooking ability because I was a lazy cook before and I have made one recipe from this book already and I am making another one tonight so hopefully tonight goes as well as the first time!

~Roasted Sausage & Potato Supper (page 62)
This was the first recipe from this book that I tried and it was delicious. I followed most of the recipe including sausages, baby potatoes, peppers and onions but I also added in broccoli and carrots which are my favourite vegetables. It is basically a roast dinner that is roasted all together in a stock cube which makes the flavour really rich and everything a bit wet which is what I like. I did add some gravy on the top just to make it more soggy because I love gravy on everything! It was always really easy to make! You just chop all your veg and potatoes in half, whack it all in a roasting tin with oil and you are done. 

~ Meatballs in Tomato & Basil Sauce (page 70)

I love anything italian so I had to make the meatball recipe!! I am making this for one of my friends tonight and I am a little bit scared because meatball can go either way. 

Mary Berry You Babe! Absolute Favourites

And here are just a few of the more recipes I want to make from the book next...

#Chilli Burgers (page 77)

#Cottage Pie with Crushed Potato topping (page 78)

#Lasagne Express yess pleaseeee! (page 201)

Lastly here are some deserts I can't wait to try! 

#Celebration Chocolate Moose Cake (page 242)

#Granny's Litter Shortbread Biscuits (page 264)

#Lucy's Strawberry Slices (pages 267)

Hair Removal Is A Bitch


Hot dog or legs?

One thing I hate about being a girl is body hair. Why do we even have it?!

I have a constant struggle with maintaining my body hair because I am just too lazy... Having dark hair isn't your best friend when it comes to stuff like this.

I do have some products that make hair removal 10 times easier, if only they could get rid of the problem all together...

For my arm pits and my legs I use my all time favourite hair removal product which is the Lush D'Fluff Strawberry Shaving Soap. Bloody love this product. As I have said I am very lazy when it comes to most up keeping so using this product makes shaving my legs and armpits super easy. All you do is smother this all over the area you are shaving while in the shower like a body wash and do your thing. My skin can become iriated very easily especially with shaving but this soap leaves me skin super soft and smooth. 10/10 from me!

Now for my bikini area I do the worst thing imaginable... I dry shave. Alot of my friends pull faces when I tell them but I have done this since I was 14/15, it is what I am used to and to be completely honest the damage is done now. I have tried using the Lush Soap on my bikini in the shower but my skin didn't like that one bit. Any who I use the Braun Silk Epil Rasor to tidy up my bikini line and it does a pretty good job. The rasor is pretty hard core my first rasor lasted me until this year so it lasts a long time considering how much use it gets.

Lastly for the parts of the body which are not meant to have hair but really annoyingly they do, I have used the Veet Sensitive Skin Hair Removal Cream since I was little teen and it has always been a safe bet. You just rub the cream onto the area, leave for a few minutes and then scrap it off with the scraper that comes in the box. Sounds painful but it really isn't!

For the face I also have the Nair Argan Oil Facial Brush On Sensitive Hair Removal which is the easiest way to remove the super annoying hair above my lip. I brush the cream on for no more than 2 minutes and all the hair is gone. This cream doesn't always get every hair and sometimes it does leave a patch but it is much better than ripping the skin off your lip every time you wax.

I think its about time we opened up about our hair grooming habits as I hardly ever see any posts about it. Let me know what you use to remove your annoying hair and any recommendations for bikini and face hair removal is appreciated!

Drugstore Liquid Lipsticks Collection

Drugstore Liquid Lipsticks Collection

I have collected quite a few liquid lipsticks in the last few months since they become the new thing and after trying one and two from NYX I just wanted to have them all. I have the products from three different brands and as you can tell I definitely have my favourites.

The first brand I tried was Collection and their Velvet Kiss Lip Creams are only £2.99 which is a right bargain- which is why I bought four... I have the shades Caramel 2 which is a brown nude, Cotton Candy 1 which is a pink nude and then I bought two of the darker shades in Mulberry 5 and Blackberry 6 which are nice autumnal shades. The colours are really lovely but I find that the darker shades do come out quite patchy, they also dry my lips out to hell which makes them quite uncomfortable to wear on the lips. I thought it might just be my lips which were making them uncomfortable since I have the driest lips on earth but even my sister found they dried out her lips so I can't tell you how long this products last as I have taken it off every time I have applied it because it was uncomfortable. Sadly I don't think I will get much wear out of this creams.

I also purchased three Bodyshop Matte Lip Liquid in the shades Windsor Rose 032 which is a brown nude, Crete Carnation 030 which is is pink nude and Tahiti Hibiscus 016 which is a vibrant pink-red shade. I find that all the brands do very similar colours which means I end up with a lot of the same colours in my collection but I don't mind having 10 different nudes. The Bodyshop Lip Liquids are £6 each which isn't a too bad price considering you get more product then in the other packaging. Unlike the Collection Liquid Lipsticks I find the Bodyshop products tend to be a little bit  patchy in the lighter shades rather than the darker shades especially the brown nude so I do use two layers when I wear that shade just to make sure I have a even colour. Tahiti Hibiscus is the perfect pink-red shade for the a night out when you want your lips to last all night and the consistency of it is amazing, I do find that it lasts longer on my lips then my two nudes shades as well. I find this shade is least drying out of the three as well so where as the nude shows up any lines or dry patches on your lips, Hibiscus glosses over like a lip gloss and dries comfortably and leaves your lips with a subtle sheen. Can you tell how much I love this shade?! There is one down side to this shade, the product takes a while to dry on the lips so you have to be careful not to touch anything before they dry, otherwise you get the colour everywhere. It also comes off when you eat in the middle of your lips which isn't ideal.

My favourite brand for liquid lipsticks so far is definitely everyone's favourite NYX, I jumped on the bang wagon and have been in love with the brand every since. I have three shades in their Soft Matte Lip Creams and I am planning on increasing that number in the next few months but it is hard to know which shades to get, I do feel like I buy the same shades all the time (you can tell just by looking at all these liquid lipsticks!). I currently have in my collection Abu Dhabi which is brown nude, Cannes which is a pink/dark brown nude and San Paulo which is a bright pink/red similar to Tahiti Hibiscus but a little lighter. I find myself reaching for these lipsticks the most because the pigmentation of all the shades is amazing and the product is so buttery it applies so easily. Whether my lips are having a dry day or they are feeling pretty normal these lipsticks sit tight all day and only need reapplying when I have eaten. The thing I love most about this lipsticks is that they are so creamy they apply really well so I don't end up with any patches and it doesn't look like I am wearing anything on my lips. Where as with the Bodyshop lipsticks they can accentuate the lines on your lips and make it obvious you have product on them, the NYX lipsticks don't do this.

My Simple Skincare


My Simple Skincare

I feel like every time I write a skincare blog post my products vary greatly but I am someone who has annoying skin which gets bored of products quite quickly and decides to act up again so I like to change it up quite frequently. For the last 2 months I have stepped back from all my lotions and potions and decreased the amount of products I use on my face (mainly out of laziness) and went back to a few old favourites.

I decided to stop using my Garnier Micellar water once I had finished the bottle as I felt like it wasn't doing anything for my skin and thought my skin problems might be down to it, so I traded that in for the Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water which I much prefer now. I find my skin feels more clean after I have used this where as with the Garnier Micellar water I always felt like there was residue left on my skin. I have been using this to take off my makeup at night and after I have washed my face in the morning to make sure my skin is completely clean before I put anything on it.

I've also done a very bad thing... I've bought facial wipes... I know bad blogger! A lot of people have an bad opinion about makeup wipes and I have preferred using micellar waters over wipes for years but to be completely honest I thought it couldn't hurt to use a wipe to take off my makeup now and again. I picked up the Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes because unlike other wipes they aren't soaked in product so you don't feel like your skin is drenched in product after using them. I doubt I will use these every night like my micellar water but it is always handy to have them around for emergency situations (like this week when I ran out of cotton wool pads so couldn't use a micellar water to take my makeup off- I was too lazy for a cleaning balm and flannel!)

My last step in my skincare routine is the Simple Kind To Skin Facial Toner which was the product which really got me back into the brand. The bottle is nearly empty now I've used it so much because I have been obsessed with it recently. This bottle had been racking round my skincare box for months (probably too many months but ah well..) and I decided to use it one day after I took my makeup off and ever since then I have used it everyday. I find the product to feel wet when applied to the skin so it feels really refreshing, but it doesn't leave any product on my skin after it has dried which I really like.

So far so good with my new routine, I find I have spots on my chin no matter what time of the month it is, what season it is outside or whether I am in a happy place or a not so happy place so my skin still isn't perfect but I find with these few products, that my skin feels cleaner and more alive which makes me a happy Chels!

5 Things I've Learned Since Moving Out

Things I've Learned Since Moving Out

Since I moved out with my fiance in May I have learned a lot of things about myself, us and the whole process in general. Although I sometimes feel like I am talking about my house non stop on my blog... I'm bringing you another post!

Since this is my first time living away from home I had a lot to learn!

1. I can actually cook, who knew it!
I have never been an fantastic cook at home because I never needed to be, i'll be honest I was a pampered princess and loved it. So since moving out and having to cook for Cal and I, I am actually a pretty good cook! Our favourite is Toad in the hole which isn't very technical but super tasty! I've also recently been making butter and herb new potatoes which taste amazing!!

2. House pride is an actual thing
I used to make fun of my sister who would spend all her spare time cleaning and tidying her house even though no one was coming round. I have got the disease now, especially with my kitchen! It might be because it were we eat and prepare our food, it might also be because my kitchen is at the front of the house so when people walk past they can see through the window. I don't know but the kitchen has to be perfect.

3. You have to compromise when you live with someone 
Cal and I are quite lucky that we have the same taste with most things so choosing decor for the house isn't too much of a challenge but I have learned you can't always get what you want. Which is fine because i'm a grown up and I don't have to have my own way... all the time!

4. It is super fun to play house 
I don't know about you but I used to play house when I was younger and pretend my barbies were families with a big house and a car and babies and now I don't have to pretend! Apart from the babies I have everything I pretended my barbies had and it is so fun. Inviting our friends round and doing dinner and drinks makes us feel really grown up and cool! And then we have to tidy and clean up and the fun stops!

5. I do actually miss home 
I have never been a real home sick person before I loved staying over at new places but since leaving my childhood home permanently I've realised how comfortable I felt there which is something I haven't felt yet here. Whenever I go home and visit my parents I instantly feel relaxed and comfortable as soon as I enter the house and could fall asleep at any moment because i'm so comfy. Hopefully soon my house will feel like that!

My 2017 Beauty Dupes (So Far)


My 2017 Beauty Dupes (So Far)

I am such a drugstore girl through and through and when I can find drugstore dupe of an expensive product you know it will probably be in my bag! Why spend loads of money on one product when you can get a cheaper product which is most of the time as good. Obviously some dupes are just plain rubbish but these beauties are definitely worth the dupe title.

The first dupe is a product I have spoken about quite a few before on my blog and I think it works just as good as the product it is a dupe for. The Newlook Fix Make Up Setting Spray is only £4.99 and I use it on my makeup sponges and brushes and on my face after I have finished my makeup. I find it really easy to use and can really see a difference when I do use it. The Mac Prep and Prime Fix spray is £18 a bottle which is smaller than the Newlook bottle so for £5 I recommend you all to give it a go!

Moving on to my favourite beauty tool ever!! I have been using the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge for months now I don't even remember the last time I used a brush! I find them so much easy to blend in foundation and cream products so I have a total of 4 in my collection. For £5.99 each or two for £10 in Superdrug you really can't go wrong! Especially since the Beauty Blender is around £16.

My last dupe is a product I have spoken about so many times before! You all know I love Newlook makeup anyway but their Velvet Matte Lip crayons are one of my favourite products in my collection. I have 4 shades in my own collection and I am waiting for the new range to be brought out! I think paying £4.99 on these lip crayons is so much more better then paying £20 for the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils. I'm not saying I wouldn't go out and buy the Nars versions but I think i'd rather buy 4 for the price of 1 first.

I'm starting to branch out again with my makeup and try new things again so hopefully I will have more products to add to this list in a few months. I love finding dupes for expensive products because usually the dupe products are much easier to get hold of then the expensive products.

Current Flawless Summer Makeup

Current Flawless Summer Makeup

Surprisingly I have been loving the warmer weather these past few weeks and have changed up my whole makeup menu for the heat. I have been loving going for a glowy tanned look which is actually looking pretty damn good.

I have recently changed up my base routine especially for the weather as my skin needed a change. I have opted for two new foundations recently which are really working for me. First is the Rimmel Wake Me Up in True Ivory which is perfect to wear during the summer when you have a tan and want to look like a greek goddess - I wish! It gives my skin a nice even texture even when my skin isn't working with me. I love the tan it gives my face without making me look orange.

My second foundation I have been wearing recently is the Bourjois healthy Mix Foundation in Ivory which gives my skin the tlc it needs. This foundation doesn't gave me the healthy tanned glow the Rimmel Foundation gives me but I usually wear the Tanya Burr Face Illuminator underneath the foundation to give me a little bit of glow.

Current Flawless Summer Makeup
For concealer I am still using my trusty Bourjois Radiance Reveal in Ivory to brighten my eyes and my Collection Lasting Perfection concealer to cover my spots and blemishes.

On my cheek bones I have been abusing my Makeup Revolution Baked Bronzer in Golden Days which gives me the healthiest warm glow on my cheeks which on top of my bases look amazing if I do say so myself. On my eyes I have been wearing The Tanya Burr My Paradise Eye Shadow Palette which is just beautiful. Champagne Cocktail is the most beautiful golden shimmer shade which by itselfs looks amazing. I usually just use this by itself for a everyday look and if I want to add a bit more sparkle to my eyes I add Tranquility or Miami Sunrise in the outter corner or crease.

Lastly I have been loving Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Lunch Date which is a beautiful light pinky/nude lipgloss. I am not the biggest fan of lip glosses that is no secret but this one I actually do love. It isn't sticky and doesn't dry out my lips which is a bonus.

5 Ways To Make Moving House A Lot Easier

5 Ways To Make Moving House A Lot Easier

I don't consider myself a pro at moving house as I have only moved house once in my life but I thought a lot of people who read my blog will probably be around the same age as me so will probably be in the same situation to (first time buyer) and would appreciate this post. I know for a lot of people moving house is really hard, especially if you already have a house so you have a house full of items to move with you. Being a first time buyer made moving much quicker and easier then for other people as most of the big items we bought once we moved in. I have so much admiration for people who moved from one large house to an even larger house with children!

So here are a few things that I think help making moving house so much easier. 

1. Preparation
I am quite an organised person anyway but when we started the process of putting in an offer for our house in January I started sorting through my wardrobes and draws straight away and I moved in in May! Some might call that eager but it helped out a lot. Knowing that I had sorted and thrown away all the old stuff I didn't need to bring with me beforehand made me feel much better when it was time to move. A week before we moved I boxed up all my bedroom and just kept a few things out that I would have needed over the week and it meant I didn't have to worry about anything. I know some people are very last minute and would pack their belongings the day they moved but I can't do that, it probably would have given me a heart attack when the day came! Preparation is everything!

2. Friends are life savers 
Now its your first big house and you want to do everything yourself because your a big girl now... but you need help. Our friends were life savers when we moved because they helped up bring round our sofas in a van we borrowed, they helped build lots of Ikea furniture and they spent quite a few trips driving boxes between our old houses and our new house. If it wasn't for them we wouldn't have moved in as quick and it would have cost us money to pay for vans or removal services. They also make moving house even more fun because they lighten your mood when your stressing about your kitchen floor and after everything is in you can all sit in the sun in the garden and have a nice cold beer/cocktail. 

3. Plan your work 

I am quite lucky in the fact I told my work straight away in January that I would need a week off around these dates to move house and they were very good about that. I know some companies aren't this laid back and wouldn't give people time off work but you might as well ask and shout and scream until they agree! If both Cal and I didn't have the week off after we got the keys the house wouldn't have actually been a home for weeks. Still now nearly a month in the house and we still are adding bits to the house to make it feel more homely. 

4. Getting friendly with neighbours
This point is more for new build buyers who have neighbours who will be moving in around the same time as you. We were very lucky in the fact the site that runs our development stagger moving in dates for the buyers so in our little cul-de-sac we were the first to move in on the Friday, then the following Friday another house moved in and so on and so forth. This made moving in so much easier because we had everyone's packing space to pack our cars full of stuff and when everyone came round to see the house they all had somewhere to park their cars. Now I know some places don't do this and everyone moves in on the same day (I can't even imagine...) so if you get the chance I would get friendly with the neighbours so you can find out what time they were planning on bring their vans/cars so you can try to work around each other. The worst thing would be you can't get to your house because three vans from next door are taking up the parking and the road.  If our moving in dates weren't staggered I think Cal and I would have moved in the following day to everyone else since we had to the week off just to make life easier to everyone especially us.

5. It won't all come together straight away
When I imagined my moving in day I imagined every room to be perfect and filled with furniture and for it already to look like a home. This didn't happen obviously. We only had two sofas and a TV in the living room, one bed in the second bedroom and every other room was storage. It is impossible for your house to be ready straight away unless you have literally moved everything already from your old house into your new. We spent the first 3 weeks without a TV unit, kitchen table, microwave, coffee table and chest of draws. We still don't have a washing machine, blinds or curtains and wardrobes but new houses are homes in progress. I find its better to wait to buy something then rush our and buy the first thing you see because you spend more than you should on the item and it isn't exactly the one that you wanted. 

I will give you a house tour soon once I feel like it is ready and we have all we need. If you have moved house yourself and have any other tips leave a comment below with them. I'd love to know how yours went!

My Four Favourite Eyeshadow Palettes

I recently decluttered my eyeshadow palettes collection in preparation for the big move ekkk (house tour coming very soon if you are interested?) and by doing so I realised I have four main palettes that I couldn't live without so I decided they deserved a post.

The first palette is the Seventeen Easy On The Eye palette in Birthday Suit, it is such a good size and it includes 12 shadows which makes it great for travelling and creating different looks. It includes 3 cream shades, one cream base and 8 powder shades which all work really well together. I tend to use one of the cream shades as a base and then layer the power shades on top and it lasts all day on me. I find the shades are really easy to blend as they are really buttery so when I have no energy I can still create a good look.

My next palette is the Revolution Salvation Palette in What Are You Waiting For which I have had for a few years now but I love it so much I can't get rid of it. It includes 6 matte shades and 12 shimmer shades which all really compliment each other and you can make quite a few looks with them. I find all Revolution palettes are super pigmented and feel so buttery to apply, you can create looks really quick and easy in a rush in the morning. I especially like that the palette ranges from pale nude shades to a jet black and shimmer black so you really can create any look.

I had to include the cult classic Urban Decay Naked 2 palette in this post because how could I not?! I love using this palette for nights out and party makeup because it always works and the shades are so pretty. I love golden shimmer shades and this palette is full of them which is like heaven to me. This palette also includes a black so if I want to do a smokey eye, I have all I need. Surprisingly as well I really like the brush that comes with the palette, I usually throw away them brushes straight away but I use that brush every time I use that palette, it makes blending so easy.

My last palette is the W7 In The Nude palette which is an amazing dupe for the Naked 3 palette and it has been a favorite of mine for a few years now. It is full of blush tones which work really well in the spring time. It includes 3 matte shades and 9 shimmer shades which again all compliment each other really well and the pigmentation of the palette is on par with the Naked 3 palette if I am being honest.

I don't think you need to splash out loads of money to get a good quality eyeshadow palette as the drugstore has some amazing products, as you can see three out of my four favourite palettes are drugstore.
 What palettes would you include in your top four?

Life Update | We have a moving in date!!

I have some very exciting news... We have a date for our new house! The house is going to be released to us on Friday the 16th of May which means in two weeks we will officially own our first house! Last week we visited the house to see the progress and so I have some photos to show you guys because I know you love to be as nosey as I do. I don't have photos of every room as some of them are simply a room with white walls and a door. Also the flooring in each room wasn't laid until the day after we visited so I don't have any photos for you. 

The Kitchen 
Firstly in the kitchen all our cupboards and doors are in place as well as our cooker which I couldn't take a proper photo of because I wasn't allowed to walk on the floor. We were a bit scared to see the kitchen cupboards at first because we didn't know if our dark colour schemes would work but we both love how they have turned out. We love the big window on the front of the house because it lets in so much light into the room. 

Life Update | We have a moving in date!! Chelsea Loves
Life Update | We have a moving in date!! Chelsea Loves
Life Update | We have a moving in date!! Chelsea Loves
Life Update | We have a moving in date!! Chelsea Loves

The Living Room 

Life Update | We have a moving in date!! Chelsea Loves
Life Update | We have a moving in date!! Chelsea Loves

The Downstairs Toilet 

I think out downstairs toilet is super cute and simple which is what we want. We are thinking of putting a huge mirror along to wall just to give the space something. In the show house the little toilet had a small window which let in light but because we are in between two house that isn't possible which is slightly annoying. 
Life Update | We have a moving in date!! Chelsea Loves

The Main Bathroom 
The one thing I don't like about the house so far are the taps that have been installed because they remind me of school taps and I find you can't scoop up water properly because the taps are too close to the basin, I also don't like have a separate hot and cold tap as I either burn myself with boiling hot water or freezing cold water. Apart from that disappointment I love the rest of the bathroom especially the shelf which is behind the sink and toilet which we will put another long mirror on the wall and I can store everyday products on the shelf. Life Update | We have a moving in date!! Chelsea Loves
Life Update | We have a moving in date!! Chelsea Loves
Life Update | We have a moving in date!! Chelsea Loves

The On Suite 
I love our on suite bathroom I think it is the perfect size and it has a sky light in the roof which is going to make the room so light. We have different tiles for the main bathroom and the on suite which I really like now they are in and makes the rooms not look identical. We also love that we have a bath and a shower as I am a big fan of both, I have always had a shower/bath so having a proper shower is a wish come true. 
Life Update | We have a moving in date!! Chelsea Loves
Life Update | We have a moving in date!! Chelsea Loves

The Garden 
Our grass hadn't been laid by the time we took this photo so hopefully when we move in in two week most of the grass will have come through. Also at the end is a photo of our garden (the left one) which has space for two cars to park in front which is real bonus for a couple with two cars. 
Life Update | We have a moving in date!! Chelsea Loves
Life Update | We have a moving in date!! Chelsea Loves
Life Update | We have a moving in date!! Chelsea Loves
Life Update | We have a moving in date!! Chelsea Loves


What I've Been Reading Lately #3

What I've Been Reading Lately #3

You all know how much I love to read and I have three amazing books which I have read lately that I want to talk to you about. You can read my first book post here and my second post here.

The first book I want to talk about is called Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. I read this book in just one sitting and loved it so much. What first made me want to read the book is I saw the advert for the film version and fell in love. The book is based on a girl called Maddy who has bubble child disease which means she is allergic to the world, she hasn't step outside into the world for the last 17 years. Then she falls in love and her world basically changes and I was totally rooting for Maddy and Olly (the boy who catches her eye) and I am not going to lie... it did make me cry at times. Not to ruin the book for anyone but Maddy finds something out during the book which completely changes her life. I don't usually like to read books about ill people mainly because I become so invested in books that they upset me too much but I am so glad I read this book. Because I had already watched the trailer for the film I could picture the scenes perfectly and think the actors that were chosen were perfect for the characters. Plus I have loved Nick Robinson since Melissa and Joey and Jurassic Park.

5/5

My next book I want to talk about is called On The Other Side by Carrie Fletcher. I love Carrie as a person and her first fiction book is brilliant. It is beautifully written and a really heart felt story which made me cry at a few different points. The story follows a old women called Evie who at the beginning of the book dies and the book starts with her starting her passage into the afterlife at her old apartment building in her younger body. For her to actually enter into her afterlife she has to unburden some of her past and secrets to her loved ones which are still alive for her to be light enough to pass through to her next chapter. I think this book would really make people sit back and look at their life and their choices and say 'would I do that again?' The book is a love story and a very romeo and Juliet style of forbidden love. The stand out character for me is not the main couple, it is the second character Jim who is so sweet and so understandingly that I feel in love with him more the Vincent who is Evie's love interest. 
5/5

The last book I have read lately is called A Summer At Sea by Kate Frorde. This book has made me realise I need a break away from my life so that is high on my agenda once I have moved into my house! The story follows Emily who is having troubles which her job as a midwife where she lives so she takes some time off to help an old friend who owns a puffer boat. Of course, she falls in love because I love a good love story and Alasdair her life interest is very old fashioned which I like. It is based in Scotland which I found really interesting and makes me want to take a puffer cruise around the Scotland coast like in the book. This book is really light hearted and made me smile while I read it. 

4/5

My Key Outfits This Spring

My Key Outfits This Spring

I love the clothing in shops during spring time because it is so colourful and you can pick up items which you can wear when it is cold and when it is hot with different alternatives. I thought i'd share with you of my favourite items which I love to wear during this season.

K N E E   L E N G T H   S K I R T S (photo)
This won't be a surprise to some of you because I live in long skirts during the warmer months, even though I am only 5 foot I think these really suit my size and shape at the right length and I much prefer wearing long shirts to wearing short shorts. I am not a big suns out legs out kind of girl. I love pairing long skirts with cropped tops or tip tops which I can tuck inside the skirts. I am lucky enough to have an alright waist so I like to show it off when I can.

S M O C K   T O P S  (photo)
I love to stick on a big smock top with a pair of skinny ripped jeans as it looks like you've  put a lot of effort into your clothes when really all I've done is chuck on some clothes. I like to pair them with black skinny jeans and blue ripped skinny jeans and they work with both.

C L O T S (photo)
Clot trousers are a staple in my wardrobe around this time of year because they work with any weather and suits my body shape to a tee. Again I like them because they are usually high waist so they emphasis my small waist. I pair these with cropped tops and they can look really casual or dressed up with wedges or heels.
B R A L E T S (photo)
I didn't hop on the bralet trend when it first came around but after a while I couldn't keep away and now that I own one I have fell in love. I don't like the bralets that have a thin strap on them as they make my boobs look a little pointy! But bralets with big straps looks good so I am trying to find as many as I can. I also love how these look underneath baggy t-shirts.

My Key Outfits This Spring


What are some of your favourite outfits this spring?
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