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Sunday, 30 July 2017

Miss Patisserie Coral Bay Dry Body Oil


Have you ever used a dry body oil before?

I'm not really someone who uses body moisturisers or oils very often....I definitely should but I'm always lazy when I know I should put some on my heels and knees. 

Last year I bought the Miss Patisserie Dotty Box (review here) to try a few products at one time. I knew I loved the Coral Bay scent so choosing that box was easy, what I didn't know what how much i was about to absolutely love a product that I thought I would hate!


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Monday, 15 May 2017

Miss Patisserie in Boots!


Morning all!

Today is a big day for Miss Patisserie, the brand is launching in Boots and we couldn't be more excited! We were lucky enough to be sent a few products to try so here's a few quick pictures to show you them.

They have created 7 product lines which will be available in 87 stores, and are currently available online already (although they are out of stock!)

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Top 5 Cruelty Free Skincare Brands


Hi all!

Happy Sunday! Hope you're having a relaxing morning. I'm catching up with jobs before going to my friends son's first birthday party - he's such a cutie I can't believe he's one!

Today's post is a summary of my favourite cruelty free skincare brands. M made the switch a while ago now and I try my best to buy cruelty free, skincare is much easier for me and I'm just finishing up using some products from before. Make up is a bit more difficult but with brands like Urban Decay, Illamasqua and Make Up Revolution it is a lot easier!


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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Miss Patisserie Safari Bath Ball


Morning all! Happy bank holiday weekend!

I don't know about you but I am still in a 'Spring Clean' mode, so although I have some plans with friends over the weekend I also 100% want to have a sort out in my house too. Anyone else got to the point where their house looks tidy but actually it's because all the cupboards and drawers are stuffed full?! Oops!

I also plan on having a few relaxing baths - totally treating myself with multiple baths in a weekend! I've made many bath product purchases recently so it's a great excuse to look like a wrinkly lobster every few days.

One of my recent bath balls I've tried is Safari from Miss Patisserie:

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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Miss Patisserie Goji Youth Preserve Face Cream


Morning!

We are long term fans of Miss Patisserie and regularly post new products that we've been trying out. I think between us we have tried almost everything (and no doubt will continue to!)

I've been using the Goji Youth Preserve Face Cream for a little while now, and thought it was about time I wrote my review.

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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Miss Patisserie Ziggy Bath Bomb


Happy Sunday morning!

Recently I've become bath obsessed, it has taken me a while but at the grand old age of 28 I love a bath and look forward to trying out new ones as often as possible.

I've been working my way through the Miss Patisserie range and my latest one to try was Ziggy.


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Thursday, 26 January 2017

Miss Patisserie Coco Body Butter


Happy Sunday morning!

I don't know about you but I always try and fit in a bath and a pamper over a weekend. It doesn't happen all the time (I probably end up having a bath once a month...) but if not I try and make time for a face mask, nails and full body moisturisation. I'm quite lazy at moisturising...I think a lot of people are but when I do get my act together my skin feels amazing so I should definitely do it more often.

One of my current favourite body butters is the Coco one from Miss Patisserie. This came in a gift set called the Dotty Box, it was £25 but sadly i can't see it on the website any more. It contained a really good variety of products similar to the Pink and Mint box but in the Coral Bay and Coco scents. I've loved it so I really hope it makes a reappearance!

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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Cruelty Free Skincare Holiday Essentials

Hey All

As I've just got back from holiday there will definitely be a few holiday based posts coming up. I'll be sharing what I got up to soon but as well took over 2500 photos across 4 cameras there are a lot of photos to sort through.

This was my first holiday since moving to cruelty free beauty so I knew I needed to pick up a few bits and find substitutes for old favourites.


Hair Care

My hair is something I  try my hardest to keep in the best condition. It's died a lot so I was concerned about the effect of sun, sea and chlorine on it. To keep it in the best condition I made sure to pack these!

Tangle Teezer

If you don't have one of these you need it. I wasn't convinced at first as £10 was a lot for me to spend on a brush but since I got it I'm totally convinced. It easily gets through the worst knots without struggling too much. I've recommended this to colleagues, my mum and my sister law who have all bought them. My mum even bought on for the cat as in his old age was getting really dirty!

Marula Oil Rare Oil Treatment

L and I went to an event a while ago and were lucky enough to have this gifted to us. It is amazing. I love it so much. You only need about two drops and my hair loves it. I use the shampoo and conditioner as well. It makes my hair shiny and helps with the dryness. Even though it's expensive it really lasts. I'm still on my first bottle and I spilt about half of it over my dresser (there were almost real tears!!). As a holiday travel product it's also great as it can be used on the skin too.

Hair Clips

These are from New Look but I know they have similar in Primark as I was telling L to purchase them the other day. These clamps make putting the hair up so easy and especially in heat when you just want it off the face.

Facial Skin Care

Miss Patisserie Goji Youth Preserve Face Cream

Miss patisserie along with Lush is somewhere I turn to for a lot of skincare and bath needs both are totally cruelty free and have a great selection of products. This Goji Face Cream is a bargain £8.99 and I love it. It sinks into the skin so easily, it's got a lightweight texture but leaves my skin really well moisturised. I loved applying this at night to really replenish the moisture in my face.

Neals Yard Wild Rose Moisturising SPF 30 for face

I purchased this with holidays in mind but also for everyday. I'm not getting any younger and I do think a good high facial spf will help prevent wrinkles (prevention is better than cure and I'm hoping my skincare routine since I was 21 will help me in later life!!). This is heavier than I'm used to using everyday and for the first 2-3 weeks of using it I was a little spotty. It has calmed down now though and I'm happy with it. Even though I have oily combination skin and this is quite moisturising it hasn't been a problem. I use this everyday religiously now and it was amazing on holiday, My face didn't get burnt once and applying it in the morning was enough which considering I was in mid 30 degrees heat was amazing. I can't recommend this enough for holidays as well as everyday.

Body

Lush Sparkle Toothy Tabs

Toothpaste and deodorant have been the hardest cruelty free adjustment for me. (for the record for deodorant I use Dr Organics, post here) The toothy tabs were the first ones I bought. Lush Cardiff were helpful as always and gave me a few flavours to try out and this was my favourite. It's strange getting used to not having mint. These are perfect for travel as it's one less thing to worry about exploding in the suitcase!! The tooth powders are also great!

Antipodes Saviour Skin Balm

We shared this on the blog a few weeks ago and this was a saviour on holiday!!! I used it on mossy bites and sun burn religiously and it really helped put moisture back into sun burn and soothe the skin. So far I also haven't peeled on my sun burn yet. This is a holiday must for me now as it's great to have a multi use product,

Now I'm back from holiday I still use most of these products on an everyday basis! I can't recommend them enough.

Have you tried any of them?

Love M

xxx

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Friday, 28 October 2016

Miss Patisserie: Rainbow River Bath Ball


Morning all!

Both of us here absolutely love a good bath and spend a lot of our time in Lush and Miss Patisserie - in fact I think between us we have tried most of their ranges which are quite extensive! We couldn't possibly choose between the two and why would you? Both have managed to create amazing products of their own so no doubt we will keep going back for more!

Today's post is about Miss Patisserie's  Rainbow River bath ball. M has previously written a post on this but I still decided I wanted to share my thoughts, her post is here if you'd like to read it

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Rainbow River is a bath ball with a whole load of beautiful bright colours inside - there's blue, yellow pink and a few hidden extras!

The main scent for this bath ball is lavender to help calm you down but there's also some shimmer too which let's face it, is a great addition to absolutely anything in life. It's like coconut oil, great for anything!

Miss Patisserie Rainbow River

Miss Patisserie Rainbow River

The best thing about this bath ball is the bath art, or bath porn depending on who you are.

The colours and swirls from this fizzing bath ball are absolutely stunning! I bought this just before Glastonbury as a treat for myself when I got home, but I was too tired even for that!

Now were a few months later and Autumn is well and truly here I thought it was about time I reminded myself of how amazing Glastonbury was and how fun and carefree it is. The colours instantly remind me of the festival and I need to go and buy more Rainbow River to get me through the winter months!

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Rainbow River costs £3.85 each unless you buy them in a box with a few others like above and then I believe they are 4 for £12 in the box.

It was the store's first birthday this week so there was an event to celebrate. I can't wait to share my new purchases with you as I've got a few newbies!

Have you tried Rainbow River? What's your favourite product from Miss Patisserie?

If you are from South Wales do you regularly pop in to the store or do you prefer to bulk order from the internet?


L xxx



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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Lush Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb Review

Hey All

In Friday's post I was sharing some of the new bits from Lush's Halloween and Christmas range and mentioned I'd bought the Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb on Lorna's recommendation. I couldn't wait to try it out so because the shower gels worked so well together I decided to mix in some snow fairy for some bubbles in the bath and also added a Miss Patisserie bath shard piece as I love how my skin feels after a bath and using these.

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Lush Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb Review

The bath bomb itself is bright green and I hadn't seen it in action before so expected it to just be a green bath!! How wrong was I!!! It's made of patchouli oil, black pepper and vanilla and smells amazing. Mixing it with a bit of snow fairy really makes it smell even more amazing as it has a sweet peppery smell to it.

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Lush Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb Review

Once the middle hits and amazing pink colour comes pouring out!! I was expecting this so it was a nice surprise! It filled the bath with pink and turned the previously green water a purpley red colour! Definitely more inviting!

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I'm hooked on this bath bomb and will be stocking up so I can have a few throughout the year!! Have you tried the Lord of Misrule products?

Love M

xxx


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Monday, 17 October 2016

Miss Patisserie: Coconut Cleansing Bar


There are many reasons why me and M decided to blog together, not only are we close friends but we really do love the same things!

M recently picked up the Charcoal Cleansing Bar from Miss Patisserie, you can read the review here

In a totally separate trip (and not with M) I picked up the Coconut Cleansing Bar - so what did I think?

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The Coconut Cleansing Bar contains a number of moisturising oils, purifying powders and skin softening clays. Each bar contains different essential oils and other ingredients depending on the skin type.

The coconut cleansing bar contains coconut oil, olive oil, sustainable palm oil, castor oil, shea better and may chang oil.

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The packaging for this bar is pretty simple, it has the same monochrome stripes as other Miss Patisserie products and the lovely script font of the name. I do appreciate a good font!

The bar itself is a sandy coloured bar, there are also Pink clay and Charcoal bars which are as you would expect, pink and black respectively.

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This bar is perfect for normal to dry skin so this was perfect for me, I still have an oily t-zone but also my skin has started getting drier with age (urgh!)

You can use this both for face and body but I have been using this for face only. It lathers up really easily and removes most make up. It doesn't remove all eye make up but that would be impressive with the large amount of industrial eyeliner and mascara I wear!

My skin always feels clean but not tight afterwards so it's not stripped of all the natural oils in the skin.

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Have you tried any of the cleansing bars from Miss Patisserie? These cost £5.25 and seem to last longer than any liquid cleansers that I also use. I would definitely recommend trying the coconut cleansing bar if you think this might be suitable for your skin

What's your favourite cleanser? Do you like liquid or solid cleansers?


L xxx



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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Miss Patisserie Charcoal Cleansing Bar

Hey All

As you've probably guessed by now we are huge Miss Patisserie Fans, you can see the other products we've featured on the blog here. When I heard Miss Patisserie had bought out new cleansing bars I had to pop into the shop to try them out. (L has a different on she'll be sharing!) There are three different ones and are priced at a very reasonable £5.25. You can grab them here.

Miss Patisserie Charcoal Cleansing Bar Review

As my skin is oily combination I went for the Charcoal Purifying Cleansing Bar. It contains clays to soften skin, oils such as coconut to moisturise and activated charcoal helps to purify the skin. 

Miss Patisserie Charcoal Cleansing Bar Review

How cute is the cruelty free symbol on the box!! I love the packaging. 

Miss Patisserie Charcoal Cleansing Bar Review

Miss Patisserie Charcoal Cleansing Bar Review

I love using this in the mornings and evenings. It cleans off makeup easily and lathers up well without stinging my eyes! My skin feels so soft after using it and it's been helping to deal with my breakouts (thanks mother nature for those!).

I'm really enjoying the skincare from Miss Patisserie the face cream feels so luxurious and good for my skin!

Have you tried the cleansing bars yet? 

Love M

xxx


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Saturday, 8 October 2016

Miss Patisserie Wake Shower Steamer


Are you a bath or a shower kind of girl?

I'm 100% a shower girl...until recently over the last year when I've started to love having baths too, mostly thanks to Lush and Miss Patisserie and their amazing collections.

However the majority of the time I still have showers and sometimes it's nice to have a shower that smells amazing and fills the bathroom with the scent.

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This is where the Shower Steamers from Miss Patisserie are awesome.

The description on the website is:

PACKED WITH ESSENTIAL OILS THESE THERAPEUTIC SHOWER STEAMERS ARE PERFECT FOR CREATING AN EXTRA SPECIAL SHOWER EXPERIENCE. PLACE YOUR STEAMER ON THE SHOWER BASIN, TURN ON THE WATER AND THE STEAM WILL SURROUND THE BODY WITH ESSENTIAL OILS.

There are five different types available and I picked up Wake, a beautiful aqua coloured steamer which conveniently matches my bathroom.... ;)

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All you have to do with these beauties is put them on the floor in the shower and make sure the water can get to them

The steam then fills the room with the scent of your chosen Steamer, in my case this was Spearmint and Peppermint, two of my favourite scents. These essential oils can help with a cold to relieve your sinuses but also stress and headaches which is something I can suffer with.

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So what did I think?

Wake smells amazing as I expected, and my bathroom did fill with the steam smelling of peppermint and spearmint. It was a delicate scent so it could be a bit stronger but maybe if you're in a shower cubicle and not using it in a shower over a bath then it may be stronger so you don't want to be too overwhelmed!

I really love the idea of these Steamers and the different scents that can help with a variety of problems such as stress, illness and sleep but I was a little disappointed that it disappeared down the plug hole quite quickly.

Maybe mine was under the direct stream of water too much so next time I try a different scent I will have to put it further away and hope that makes it last a little longer.

However I still enjoyed it and it made my normal quite boring shower that much more interesting and more of an experience. I'd like to try the Breathe steamer when i have a cold to see how much it helps and also the Sunny steamer as it has a citrus scent which is another favourite of mine.

The steamers cost £3.25 each so is definitely a treat and not for every shower, but I would definitely get one again for in the future, and hope next time it lasts a bit longer. Let's be honest the colour range is pretty enough for me to want them all to keep on display in my bathroom!

What are your thoughts on the Shower Steamers? Have you got a favourite?

I think showers are underrated and there should be more products like this available!


L xxx



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Monday, 3 October 2016

Miss Patisserie: Miami Bath Ball


Hey there!

Well look at that cold weather creeping back in, Autumn is well and truly here and the colder mornings now require a scarf and boots. I have to say this pleases me quite a bit as I'm definitely a lover of Autumn and Winter. Hot chocolates, blankets and fairy lights please me no end so I'm enjoying adding layers on!

With that comes more baths. I mean, it's not like I stopped having them over the summer because let's face it I live in Wales and the rain is always pouring somewhere but a cosy bath in the evening is even better when it's cold.

The best type of baths however are the ones that remind you of summer at this time - just like the Miami bath ball.

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Green is hands down my favourite colour anyway, so I may be slightly biased but I did really love the colour of this bath ball.

I also love the swirly effect of the colours on the outside, everyone loves a marble effect right?

Without further rambling, I spun it into my bath and watched the bath porn (the technical term obviously) commence!



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It didn't take long for the fabulous pink colour to arrive which made the bath art look even better!

Looking at the image below I immediately think of some of the crazy retro style prints you can get for summer in Miami - the description on the Miss Patisserie website for this bath ball is perfect 'Sun, beaches, flamingos and everything fabulous'. Spot on!

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This bath ball's main scent is Lavender, and it surprised me just how much I enjoyed it. I'm not normally a fan of it but I really enjoyed this bath. The bath ball also has a scent of florida grapefruit so maybe that was why! Who knows, I still loved it and would definitely but it again, if just for the beautiful colours and the swirls.

You can pick up this bath ball for £3.95, I'd definitely recommend popping in to the store if you can as it's so beautiful. And then accidentally picking up the rest of the store contents....which is exactly what I do!

Have you tried the Miami Bath Ball? What were your thoughts? Have you got a favourite so far?


L xxx



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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Miss Patisserie: Lemon Tea Bath Ball


Good morning!

Last week I was a total rebel and had my completely irregular 'Sunday night bath' on a Monday. Ooh err.

I've saved this bath ball from Miss Patisserie for weeks because it looked so pretty in my bathroom, but it was time to give it a whirl and I was glad I did!



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The Lemon Tea bath ball combines green tea and citrus lemongrass scents for a foamy bath.

I've said many times that citrus is my favourite scent and is the main reason I picked this bath ball up, but the colour matches my bathroom too and the flower is just a pretty addition!

As usual I filled the bath and then spun the bath ball into the water to make sure it fizzed and whirled whilst it dissolved.

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The flower fell off straight away which was maybe a bit disappointing, I was hoping it would spin nicely whilst upright with the flower still in tact...but maybe that's just taking blogger problems a bit far!

However the bath ball didn't disappoint at all, it fizzed for ages and the bath was a lovely aqua colour quite quickly. The bath ball took quite a while to totally dissolve so it was still going long after I'd sunk into the water and got very comfy!

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Look how pretty the water is! It's so foamy and I love the aqua colour. The scent was amazing and filled the bathroom with the subtle citrus and tea fragrance.

I still can't stay in baths longer than half an hour but am definitely getting into the whole 'relaxing in a bath with a candle and some music/Netflix on my phone' routine. I still can't do it every week either but at least once a month is good enough for me!


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The Lemon Tea Bath Ball costs £3.49, and smells really really lovely!

I'm definitely going to get it again as my bathroom looks much duller without it. I can't wait for another spree in Miss Patisserie as I've got my eye on the Safari and Ziggy bath balls too!

Maybe there will also be some Christmas themed ones coming out soon....I'd really love that if you're reading this Charlotte!!!! :)


What are your favourite products from Miss Patisserie?? I have many especially the more I try, but I'm currently loving the new Coconut Face Soap!



L xxx


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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Miss Patisserie Fizzy Orange Bath Shard

Hey All

It's pretty obvious by now L and I are massive Miss Patisserie fans as we share a lot of products here and the blog and both our bathrooms are fully stocked. One thing I couldn't resist trying out is the bath shards. They look amazing and I couldn't wait to try them out in the bath. I loved the look and smell of the Fizzy orange but can't wait to try the rest of the range.

Miss Patisserie Fizzy Orange bath shard review

Miss Patisserie Fizzy Orange bath shard review

The bath shards are packed full of cocoa and shea butter so they are really moisturising and melt into the bath. Fizzy orange also has sweet orange essential oil and bath crumble so it fizzes a little.

I love adding a bit of these to a bath that I've added a bath bomb to as they leave my skin feeling so soft afterwards. 

Miss Patisserie Fizzy Orange bath shard review

You can see the oil melting off of them. I only add a piece this size to each bath and it really makes a difference to my skin. 

For £2.80 it's a bargain and I get about 4 baths out of mine. I want to try the rose next as it's so pretty!

Love M

xxx

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Monday, 11 July 2016

Life Lately

Hey All

Today is actually my birthday, I spent yesterday with L we went to Lou Lou's vintage fair then off for food and drinks with some other friends which was awesome. It feels like ages since I've done a life lately post. I used to love doing these but with my blogging being a little more sporadic lately I always want to share some products I've been loving when I've got the time to post but thought today I'd share some things I've been up too.

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A few weeks back I headed to London with my family to watch my super talented friend in Mamma Mia as Sky. I'd seen it with friends but my parents wanted to see it. He makes me so proud. My parents and I stayed in Camden, it was my first trip to Camden and I absolutely loved it. The vibe there is amazing and I fell in love with Camden market. He's in wicked soon so we'll be back to see that. 

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I've been loving my Miss patisserie baths to relax in. L reviewed this amazing one here.

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C came back from a work trip in June but was only home for 3 weeks before jetting back to Saudi for the next four so we treated ourselves to a night at Coldra Court. We loved it there and was great to have us time. Even though we live together it's nice to have nights away.

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It's also been my niece's birthday recently so as tradition goes I made her birthday cake. I'm so glad I finally got to make a princess one. It ended up being way too rushed so didn't turn out totally how I wanted as my dad decided as I woke up he would like me to cook a roast dinner too, so queue mad panic of cooking full roast and decorating this,

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L and I headed off to glastonbury for the second time and took C and one of my friends from back home with us. We definitely felt more tired this time and the mud was even worse than last time but it was absolutely amazing!!!!L and I were loving the glitter and bindis this year. I posted some of my festival hair styles and tips here.

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C and I are trying to make our house a home and making a feature wall of our photos on the stair case. It's so almost finished now and I'm loving it. 

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As C jetted off with work before my birthday we celebrated early and headed to Chapel 1877 in Cardiff. I've wanted to go and sit in the confessionals for ages and we managed to get one. I was so excited and we had an awesome meal and loved it there.

So that's what I've been up to lately. This year is definitely whizzing by. I've been busy organising holidays and things at the moment too. I'll be doing some more travel posts soon too which are probably some of my favourites lately. 

Love M

xxx


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