Colourful art: British hand painted ceramics

June 1st, 2015 by

I recently discovered a talented British artist called Caroline Hely Hutchinson who does the most beautiful, colourful hand painted ceramics, porcelain and bone china work. Her work is available on a lot of different products and I just wanted to share some of my favourite examples of her work with you, because her pieces are just so vibrant, uplifting and beautiful! Have a look!

(If you click on any of the pictures, it will take you to the relevant product page on Amazon.co.uk)

Gorgeous coloured plant pots:


rainbow coloured porcelain plant pot colourful plant pot
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Amazon: Now also selling theatre tickets!

April 27th, 2015 by

2017 Update: Seems amazon local has closed down now and Amazon Tickets is currently working in its place. But for posterity, I shall leave below the now out-of-date article that was applicable in 2015.

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Today I received an email from Amazon letting me know that they have an “Amazon Local” service that previous I had not heard about. I had a look at local.amazon.co.uk to check out exactly what it is, and turns out that Amazon has branched out yet again (past expansions including the invention of the Kindle, and the introduction of Amazon Prime’s video-streaming programme); expanding beyond selling books, food, clothing, electronics and other products, to also selling tickets for theatre shows, sporting events, festivals, concerts, restaurant / hotel deals, courses for learning different skills, therapeutic treatments (from massage to pedicures and reflexology) and other “experience days”! (more…)

Glow in the Dark Bedding

September 2nd, 2014 by

If you’re looking for cool bedding and fun bedroom decor ideas, glow in the dark bedding seems to me to be a good road to go down! I didn’t even know this existed until today. Isn’t it a cool idea? I thought so! :)

I found these neat girly glow-in-the-dark bedding sets on Amazon.com made by a company called Veratex:

Veratex girly glow in the dark Queen-size bedding


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My Favorite Fashion and Beauty Youtubers

May 31st, 2014 by

Hi everyone!

In my last post I mentioned that I’ve been watching beauty vlogs lately on youtube, and that made me think that it could be fun to give you a list of some of my favorite girly fashion and beauty youtubers that I would recommend. In no particular order (since they’re all equally awesome!), here goes! (more…)

Great Natural Face Cleanser

May 28th, 2014 by

I’ve been watching a lot of Beauty Vlogs lately on youtube, and inspired by this, I thought it would be fun to share with you one of my favourite beauty products which I’ve been using for several years now. I’m going to talk about one of the best facial cleansers I’ve come across, which is this one:

best natural organic healthy skin care face facial cleanser

It’s by the company “Green People” and it’s called “Gentle Cleanse and Make-up remover”. (Link to this product on Amazon.co.uk) Now, I know it’s classed as a make-up remover as well as a cleanser, but I use it as a straight up cleanser, including on days when I don’t wear make-up (which for me is most days if I’m honest!), and I really do love it.

Why do I love it?

Beautiful Smell: First of all, it smells *amazing*. It’s florally sweet and feminine and just divine. It’s scented with Rose Geranium which I think is what gives it that classy smell that always makes me feel pampered.

It is gentle on the skin: I have quite sensitive skin, and Green People’s facial cleanser is really gentle, alcohol-free, and has never caused any irritation at all. Even my most sensitive area, the eyes, aren’t irritated by it. You can wipe it over your eyelids and it just feels cool and soothing.

It cleanses really well: The way I use it, I take a little round cotton wool pad, soak it in water, wring it out, and then put a small dab of the creamy cleanser on the pad, spreading it round, before applying it in circular movements to my face. Without going into too much detail to avoid gross TMI, you can literally *see* it does a good job by looking at the cotton wool after using it (it always amazes me!), and it leaves your skin feeling fresh, clean, smooth and soft. Since using it, I hardly ever get blemishes any more.

I like the natural ingredients:
As someone who has studied Naturopathy and Nutrition, I often look at the ingredient list of products and I’ve found that the ingredients list includes aloe vera, calendula, shea butter and jojoba which are all great natural ingredients for healthy skin. I also love that it’s free from SLS, parabens, propylene glycol, alcohol, harsh foaming agents, petrochemicals and other chemicals, and I like that it’s mostly made from organic ingredients. (The tube I have says that 91% of the contents are organic).

I like the texture: It’s creamy, silky and smooth, which I like.

It lasts a really long time: Which makes it good value for money. I think one 200ml bottle usually lasts me a good 6 months or so, if not longer.

It also works as a great make-up remover: Which isn’t that important for me since I don’t wear much make-up, but I know it will be a good bonus for other girls out there.

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So yeah! I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a healthy-option, “green”, (91%) organic, natural facial cleanser. If you’d like to read some other people’s opinions on it, you can check out the reviews on the Amazon.co.uk product page that you can get to via this link. There are also quite a few reviews on the Green People website – here’s the link to that. I tried to see if you can get it on Amazon.com but couldn’t find it on there at the moment. It may pop up at some stage though, so here’s the link to Amazon.com for you just in case.

Best Smelling Hand Soap

May 25th, 2014 by

Ok, so I know smell is a very subjective thing in terms of what a good smell is, but today I discovered what for me is one of the best smelling hand soaps I’ve ever smelled, and I wanted to share it with you!

The soap is called: “Rosewater Pure Natural Hand Soap” and it’s made by the brand Jason. The name sometimes varies since they occasionally change it when they alter the packaging, but it’s usually got “Rosewater” in the name.

Best Smelling Hand Soap

(Link to product on Amazon.com : Link to product on Amazon.co.uk)

Why do I love it? I feel like it literally smells like the most beautifully smelling rose. It’s sweet, fresh, delicate and ladylike and just.. mmmm! heavenly!

Another reason I like this liquid hand soap is that it is made by a company that makes an effort to put good things in their products so that they will be better for your health and the environment. This handsoap for example doesn’t contain parabens and SLS, and isn’t tested on animals, which I think is great. And it cleans using natural antibacterials like grapefruit extract, and has natural moisturizing factors like wheat germ oil, which I also think is awesome.

The only minus is that the bottle it comes in isn’t as pretty as other bottles you can get. But you can always decant the liquid soap into a pretty soap dispenser. You can find some pretty kitchen or bathroom soap dispensers both on Amazon (.com or .co.uk) and lately Zazzle (.com or .co.uk) has also started making soap dispensers in a huge array of designs (I think currently it’s almost 50,000 different designs! And the number of designs is growing every day so it’s worth checking out if you’re on the look out for one.) Add the type of design you’re looking for in their search bar eg floral soap dispenser etc, to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Below are some of my personal favorite Zazzle soap dispenser designs. You can click on the photos and it will take you to the corresponding product page on Zazzle:

Pretty Soap Dispenser with girly pink Rose flower Delicate floral soap dispenser with coral Pink Flowers Modern and Contemporary Pink Flower pattern Soap Dispenser Set

Colorful Vintage Floral Liquid Soap Dispenser Pretty Pink Chevron Liquid Soap Dispenser Girly Pink Vintage Damask Pattern Kitchen or Bathroom Hand Soap Dispenser

Just wanted to share this with you! If you have any recommendations for other amazing smelling soaps, let me know in the comments below – I’d love to discover more great-smelling hand soaps. :)

Star Shoes

May 17th, 2014 by

Following my discovery of floral combat boots, I got to wondering what other cute patterns could be found on shoes and since I’m a fan of stars (amongst other things), this is one of the first things I checked. Low and behond! There are tons of cool star shoes! Check it out!

If you hover over the shoes it will tell you what brand etc they are, and you can click on the picture you like to be taken to where they are available for sale.

Converse Unisex Riff Canvas Sneakers with blue and white star pattern TOMS Women's Canvas Slip-on blue star shoes

Vans Van Doren Authentic Low Top Sneakers with patriotic American Flag Stars & Stripes pattern - great shoes for July 4th independence day West Blvd Womens Sneaker Knee High Lace Up Boots - shoes with navy blue and white star pattern (more…)

Floral Combat Boots

May 17th, 2014 by

I know these probably have been around for a while, but I only discovered them recently: Floral Combat Boots! The ultimate way to make an otherwise not-so-girly shoe, abundantly girly! From what I’ve read from reviews, it seems that Dr Martens make some of the highest quality ones.

Here is a selection of some of the prettiest ones I found: (you can click on them to be taken to the places where they can be purchased)

black floral combat boots shabby chic floral combat boots

white and pink shabby chic floral combat boots

white and pink rose flower pattern combat boots - Dr. Martens Women's shoes

Pretty! Right? I think it would look awesome with a Victorian style dress or skirt, like with shabby chic lace style outfit. Or maybe with cute denim shorts and a one-color top, to bring the main focus of interest to the busy pattern on your feet. What do you think of floral combat boots? Let me know in the comment section below!

Cute Mother and Child Art by Lindsey Rounbehler

April 28th, 2014 by

Searching for mother-and-child illustrations for an article I’m writing for another site, I came across the cute work by Lindsey Rounbehler. In her Zazzle shop she has some adorable mother and baby art on a range of different products. Below are some of my favorite designs by her:

EDIT: What a Shame! Looks like she’s removed the designs from her store on Zazzle so I can no longer link to her products. :( Instead I’ve left some images of her work:


Turtle Hugs - cute mother and child green tortoises art Postcard (more…)

Dog Art Paintings by Lyn Hamer Cook

April 28th, 2014 by

Today I discovered a really talented artist called Lyn Hamer Cook who specializes in pet art, particularly dog paintings. I fell in love with her realistic, whimsical art style, particularly how she often chooses to feature a pet’s favorite toy or teddy bear alongside them in their portrait. :)

Here are a few of my personal favorite pet portraits by Lyn (aka the Dogartist or ladyartista on Zazzle):

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