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We Wish You a Merry Kitschmas!

Posted on December 8, 2017

Hi Guys!

So Christmas is finally upon us! I’ve put together a nice little tabletop scene today so I can show you some of my favourite fun and colourful Christmassy decorations and festive bits and bobs.

If you know me, you’ll know I love anything fun, colourful, silly and kitsch, and I love that more and more fun Christmas decorations pop up every year. Read on to find out where all my festive goodies came from…

Ok so to start with, my Champagne Sequinned Tablecloth was very reasonably priced at £13.99 from  – apparently it was reduced from £188 which I find pretty unbelievable! Anyway, I’ve actually picked up quite a few Christmas decorations from Amazon this year, and managed to snag some great bargains. Another one is the Iridescent Metallic Shimmer Curtain (showing hanging in the background) – this was only £3.99 from  and well worth it to add a bit of colour and flair to a wall or doorway.

I’m also in love with this luxury Flower Lady Candle which I’ve recently received from . It very much reminds me of my favourite candle brand, Fornasetti, with its pretty face design. The Flower Lady Candle, however is very reasonably priced at £28.00, and has a lovely scent of fresh flowers including notes of red rose petals, cassis, wild berries and galbanum.

I absolutely adore festive floral arrangements, and the selection of Christmas stems, artificial flowers, garlands and wreaths available at this year are just stunning. Wether you’re looking for a more traditional look, or tend to lean toward the eclectic, there’s plenty of choice, and you know that Amara will never let you down in terms of quality.

I have a beautiful Metallic Maple Leaf Stem in champagne silver and a gorgeous Blue Poinsettia – both are pretty large and are perfect for making a grand floral statement!

While I’m talking about Amara, the gorgeous blue and pink gradient  in the background also came from them –  it’s just so fun and unusual, and of course not forgetting the absolutely bonkers  – what could be more festive!? 😀

Another great place for decorations is H&M – have you seen their home section? They have loads of home accessories at reasonable prices. I recently picked up this cute little  (you can just see this in front of the cactus) as well as a couple of cute silver and gold .

I also have this fantastic Geo Glass (£14.99 at ) – taking inspiration from modern terrariums with a unique angular shape, this gorgeous drinking glass is made from thick hand blown glass, and can also be used to beautifully display your favourite mini plants!

When it comes to kitsch Christmas decorations, Paperchase is definitely where it’s at. If you love anything fun and colourful and just a bit mad you NEED to get on their site. They currently have a 3 for 2 offer on selected , as well as quite a few other offers on. Go on and take a look – trust me you won’t be disappointed!

Also, don’t forget your local supermarket! I think they’re really upping their game this year in terms of Christmas decor. I picked this up from my local Morrisons for only a couple of pounds, and they also had lots of other fun decorations on offer other than the bog standard tinsel and baubles, which was great to see.

And last but not least – I’ve actually been both busy and unwell of late, and I completely forgot I had this gorgeous giant advent calendar rom Niederegger to tuck into, which takes you right through to the 1st January with an assortment of 40 mini marzipan bites, pralines and truffles! If you haven’t heard of Niederegger, they’re a world famous German brand since 1806 who sell luxury marzipan based confectionary and have a famous café in the city of Lubeck. If you’re a fan of marzipan you should check out some of their other offerings at  and various stockists nationwide.

So what do you think? Do you love fun crazy decor like me, or are you more traditional? I’d love to hear what your Christmas Decor style is, and where you pick your decorations up from?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Home & Interiors: Must Try Candles feat Fornasetti, Cire Trudon & More.

Posted on November 7, 2017

Hi Guys!

It’s only in recent years that I’ve become a big fan of scented candles. I love how they can transform a room into a welcoming space, evoking feelings of warmth and calm on a chilly day, or how fruity citrus scents can energise and liven up an atmosphere – anyway, I have a few candles to share with you today that I’ve gathered together over the last couple of months. This is quite an eclectic selection both in terms of price and scents so I hope there’s something for everyone here –

Starting with the stunning Fornasetti Fior Di Lina Scented Candle (£140.00 at ) – Fornasetti really is the height of luxury when it comes to candles, and one of their latest releases, the Fior Di Lina Scented Candle is a must have for fans of the brand.

Housed in a typical Fornasetti designed casing, the Fior Di Lina candle looks as good as it smells. It features the beautiful enigmatic face of Lina Cavalieri surrounded by flowers and butterflies, and once you’ve finished burning the candle, you can keep the container as a decorative planter that would look stunning in any home. The fragrance is gorgeous as expected, it has a lovely fresh floral scent, with notes of lily, jasmine, and tuberose, and a base of warm sandalwood, and the generously sized 300g candle will burn for up to 60 hours.

Another find from Amara is their own brand A by Amara Sicilian Lemon & Sea Salt Candle (£50.00 at ) – still on the pricey side, this luxury scented candle has a beautiful fresh and sparkling citrus scent with a woody base, including notes of Sicilian lemon and sea salt with a base of blonde wood. This A By Amara candle is made from natural wax, with a high 10% perfume content, and it’s housed in a beautiful grey marble finish ceramic vessel, with a gold printed A for Amara Collection on the lid. If you’re a fan of bright citrus scented candles, this is definitely worth a try.

I also have the beautiful Cire Trudon Reggio Candle (£78.00 at and ) – This is my first ever candle from Cire Trudon, and Reggio truly is a stunning scent. With notes of grapefruit, mandarin and mimosa, this fragrance is inspired by the iconic city of Southern Italy. Reggio embodies the easy-going Italian way of life – citrus trees and thousand-year old olive trees grow, facing its Reggio’s legendary bay, whilst Calabrese mandarin fills the orchards with its perfume. The idyllic scent of this city is captured within this striking looking candle which is housed in a midnight blue vessel with golden Cire Trudon label – I definitely can’t wait to try more candles from this brand now!

Moving on to slightly more affordable options now, another first for me is the Arum London Coconut & Lime Candle (£34.00 at ) – this candle just smells gorgeous, this scent is the perfect combination of juicy lime, balanced with notes of creamy coconut. Their candles are all hand poured and made from 100% natural paraffin-free wax, including a blend of perfumes and essential oils, and will burn for approximately 40 hours.

Arum have also just launched their new Autumn / Winter collection, containing some beautiful sounding scents such as Tea Rose & Clove, and Oats & Honey, which would be perfect for Christmas time.

I also have the Boy Smells Petal Candle (£32.00 at ) – firstly, I love the name of this brand! Boy Smells is a Los Angeles based brand, where their hand poured candles contain a blend of beeswax and coconut oil, with a braided cotton wick. The Petal Candle has a modern floral scent, balancing high notes of magnolia, tuberose and purple geranium, with the depth and warmth of golden amber and exotic musk. Not overly sweet, this is the perfect daytime candle that will work in any room of your house. In terms of packaging, I love the contrast of the black glass tumbler with the matte pink label and carton. If you like your candles to be chic, modern and minimal, this is definitely a brand to try.

I also wanted to mention Osmology, the site this candle came from. This store is basically heaven for candle fans as they stock a vast range of niche brands from across the world – take a look and I promise you won’t be disappointed!

And lastly I have a couple of large tumbler candles from the Isle of Skye Candle Company. (£18.00 at ) – again, this is another brand that creates hand made candles, using only natural soya wax – and they promise their unique combination of wax and oils gives some of the longest and cleanest burn times around, and their wicks have been specially developed to optimise the burn so that no wax is left in your glass when it has burnt all the way to the bottom.

I have the Lemongrass candle, which is made of pure lemongrass distilled straight from the plant. This scent is perfect if you’re in need of re-energising. And Pomegranate & Plum – this is a fantastically juicy fruity fragrance that’s just right for livening up your space on a daily basis.

If you’re looking for more wintery scents, Skye Candles also have plenty of options available – the Cinnamon and Ginger & Nutmeg candles sound gorgeous!

Are you a fan of scented candles? I’d love to hear what your favourites are! I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Interiors: Gucci Launches New Homeware Line – Gucci Décor

Posted on August 29, 2017

Hi Guys!

Though my wallet doesn’t allow it, I’m still a massive fan of high end fashion, especially accessories such as shoes and bags which I can’t get enough of when window shopping – if only I had the money my wardrobe would be full of so many wonderful brands! One of the designers that has caught my eye recently is Gucci, their latest collections are just so amazingly colourful, fun and eclectic, with endless amounts of contrasting prints and colours. The phrase ‘more is more’ definitely applies here.

So when I heard Gucci were unveiling their debut homeware line, Gucci Decor, I couldn’t wait to see what they’d come up with. Described as “an eclectic collection of items with which customers can dress their own spaces.” this collection is everything I’d imagined and more!

I was excited to find out that the designs are inspired by Gucci’s current fashion collections – there’s clashing colours, bold prints, and animal head motifs a-plenty. Gucci Decor’s initial launch includes a wide range of home accessories – there are practical and functional items such as chairs, tables and screens, as well as smaller home accessories including candles, cushions and trays.

As I’m sure you can imagine, these products won’t come cheap – starting from the bottom end of the scale, a candle will cost £150, up to an eye-watering £23,000 for a printed silk screen, gulp! In all seriousness though, I think these prices are pretty much to be expected, as with any high fashion house that offers home decor, you’re paying for the design, quality of materials and of course the name.

Gucci have also created four new scents for their candles and incense products –

  • Inventum – a delicate note of ancient damask rose, blended with voluptuous and distinctive Taif rose.
  • Fumus – the dark and intense scent of birch, mingled with orange leaves and beeswax.
  • Herbosum – the fresh, intense scents of tomato leaves and aromatic plants, mixed with the fragrance of long grass peppered with basil and lemongrass.
  • Esotericum – the bitter aroma of Seville oranges, intricately intertwined with notes of jasmine, leather and salt.

I’m really into scents with orange notes at the moment, so I’m loving the sound of Fumus and Esotericum especially. Hopefully I’ll get to give these a sniff when the range has launched in store.

So what do you think? Will you be treating yourself to anything from the Gucci Decor collection? At the moment I’ll just be lusting after the candles and cushions 🙂

The Gucci Decor collection will be available from September online and in selected stores.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

A Few More Last Minute Gift Ideas…

Posted on December 23, 2015

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Hi Guys!

It’s Christmas Eve Eve!! I’m so excited 😀 This afternoon is reserved for tidying and cleaning the house, eating mince pies and wrapping presents… so to put off doing the cleaning, I thought I’d put together a few last minute gift ideas for you – enjoy!

 – This gorgeous gift set is perfect for beauty lovers this Christmas, it contains a signature red lipstick and nail polish, with a deep black lashes booster mascara and glitter silver clutch bag – it’s also now half price at M&S!

 – Dirty Works have some fabulous affordable gifts available for Christmas, and this Vanity Bag is just the right size for keeping all your beauty essentials together. It’s only £6.50 from Sainsburys and also contains a Body Wash and Body Butter too!

Kiko Cosmic Starlets Brush Set – You know how much I love Kiko products! This gorgeous Cosmic Starlets Brush Set contains four professional brushes: a Face powder brush for applying and blending powder products, a Foundation brush for applying liquid and compact foundation, a Conical eye brush for applying concealers, cream eye shadows and highlighting bases, and an Eyeliner brush for easily outlining the eyes and creating graphic make-up. Presented in a satin bag embellished with a star charm this set is ideal to give as a present (or to keep for yourself).

Kiko Cosmetics Temptress Lip Set – More Kiko! They have some gorgeous gift sets available for Christmas, and this Temptress Lip Set comes in four different shades, to suit fans of nudes, reds or pinks. The set contains a lipstick and lip pencil that comes in a stylish packaging in line with their Cosmic Starlets collection.

001 Skincare Hydro-Sensitive Replenish Duo – I’ve recently been trying this 001 Skincare set which sounded spot on for my skin type. This is one of three targeted mini sets that would make fantastic Christmas gifts for those looking to try out new skincare products that really work. Each set contains 001’s best-selling multitaskers expertly blended to regenerate cells, hydrate and boost radiance. The Hydro-Sensitive Replenish Duo includes a Rosa Damascena Essence Mist (30ml) and and Active Marine Power Concentrate (15ml) which are perfect for sensitive and dehydrated skin types. All three kits also come presented in a sparkling gold sequined clutch within a Black 001 London luxury gift box.

 – One of my favourite skincare brands, L’occitane have a fantastic amount of beautiful gift sets on offer this season, and the Pamplemousse Rhubarbe Tantalising Collection is just stunning. The signature L’Occitane gift box contains a beautiful collection of products made with a grapefruit essence, blending crisp, green top notes with a sensual heart and a woody base of cedar and vetiver. This is the perfect luxury gift!

 and  – Ted Baker make some of the best gifts ever, and if you know a stationery lover, I’m sure they’d appreciate this sweet little pen set! Or maybe some luxury Christmas crackers? Each of these crackers contains a different mini 10ml TB fragrance and a nail polish.

 – Another recent discovery, I love the geometric shapes that Umbra come up with. This set of stunning prisma wall decors can be fixed to the wall, hung from the ceiling, or displayed on a table – and whatever you do with them, they look great! I’ll be fixing these up over the Christmas holidays, so I’ll show you what they look like on my wall early next year 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Oliver Bonas Home Accessories Haul!

Posted on November 29, 2015

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Hi Guys!

I hope you’re having a great weekend?

I must admit I have gone a little bit crazy lately with buying home and photography accessories. I’ve been hitting my favourite online stores like a woman on a mission – and I haven’t left anywhere empty handed! I also still have most of my Christmas shopping to do too, oops!

I live not far from Norwich in a small town, and unfortunately we don’t have many decent shops at all, so I always do my shopping online. One of the first online stores I hit was the fantastic . I absolutely love this store, their aesthetic is just so me. They sell a massive range of products including home accessories, stationery, jewellery and even clothing.

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So firstly, how could I resist these copper wire 3D letters, to spell out TSNC!? I thought these would make fantastic background accessories for my photos, I’m over the moon with them! And I know copper is everywhere at the moment, but I love it!

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I also picked up a gold framed hanging glass terrarium, just because it was so pretty. I’m not gonna lie, I had to google what a terrarium was… so for those not in the know, it’s basically a glass container, traditionally used for displaying minature plants inside. One side of the terrarium has a space left free of glass so you have easy access inside. I wasn’t really sure what I’d put in it until I saw some copper string lights on the site – yes I know more copper! I thought I might play around with these as a photography accessory, putting them in the terrarium and wrapping them round things. I’ll see how it goes.

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And you know how I feel about stationery… well I bought two more notebooks that I don’t really need. They’re just so awesome and bright! I also grabbed a lovely set of three coloured washi tapes – I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it yet but at least I have some now for when I’m feeling creative!

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And lastly, I also picked up a multi coloured paper chain, this is such a simple yet effective idea for adding a bit of colour to a wall, shelves or anywhere you like really.

I’m over the moon with all my goodies, and if you haven’t heard of Oliver Bonas before, I suggest you check their site out now as they have a sale on 🙂

So what do you think? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

Cult Furniture Wish List!

Posted on February 7, 2014

Hi Guys!

Today’s post is in association with Cult Furniture – they sell some amazing and quirky furniture and accessories, I’ve put together a little wish list of some of my favourites 🙂 I’d love to have multi-coloured Eames style chairs around my white gloss dining table (I currently have white ones with wooden legs) and I think this bird house key holder is super cute!

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  1. Love Birds Cushion £49
  2. Eames Style Pink DSR Eiffel Chair (Black Legs) £59
  3. Yellow Sparrow & House Key Holder £10.99
  4. Handmade Wooden Mini Radio – By Magno £95
  5. Jielde Style Green Loft Desk Lamp £89
  6. Square Felt Ball Pouf £149

I hope you enjoyed my post 🙂 xxx

Rockett St George

Posted on February 27, 2013

I currently have a wish list as long as my arm of items I want to decorate my home with. I keep mentally adding to it all the gorgeous things that I come across on my internet travels. There is one shop that I keep coming back to though, if I could afford it I would actually buy one of everything this store has to offer. Rockett St George has the most fabulous mix of contemporary homewares and gifts. I want my house to look like Rockett St George has exploded in it. Do you need a faux budgie to accessorise your living room? Or maybe tattoo print kitchen towel? No, you probably don’t. But they look totally awesome, and if eccentric and eclectic is your style, then you’d better check out their site!

Here are some of my favourite items –

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www.rockettstgeorge.co.uk