7 Ways to Chic Up Your House

Bloom Magic bouquet in Scandi inspired white roomAs a gal who’s pretty obsessed with interiors – as in, I used to browse the homeware section of the Argos catalogue as a child, just for bants (yes I was very cool) – I’ve spent most of my adult life not really being able to gain much practical experience.

This is mainly because I’ve moved around a lot over the last ten years. At 18 I went from my mum’s house to uni, where I lived in three different houses (all with increasing levels of ick, naturally), then moved to my dad’s before I started renting with Lauren aged 22.  View Full Post

The Bloggers’ Office Wishlist


If you’re a blogger, or know someone who is, then you’ll  know that we’re sensitive souls  – and this means that when it comes to our blogging space, we need everything to be just perfect. For example, it’s a universal truth that we can’t physically sit down to blog without a smoothie in a mason jar by our side, or the aroma of a Diptyque candle wafting into our nostrils. And I’ve personally been known to faint if I go longer than five minutes without seeing something copper or marble. It’s just the way we are – we are artistes.  View Full Post

Makeup Storage: When A Grubby Makeup Bag Isn’t Good Enough

Hello gal pals,

I have a confession to make. Before Sunday, I mostly stored my makeup in a huge, grubby makeup bag, a half pint Stella glass and various crevices in my room (I woke up with a powder compact under my pillow the other day, don’t ask me how). When I read other beauty blogs, I get crazy jealous of beautiful makeup storage boxes, filled with beautiful makeup (no foundation finger prints in sight) and general neat and tidiness. Unfortunately, I’m the type of girl that likes a lovely neat troll hole room but has the affliction of being horribly messy. This definitely translates into my makeup storage situation and before I had a good clearout, my big leopard print makeup bag was full to the brim of disused eyeliner pencils, broken blushers and all kinds of makeup horrors. But you know, New Year New Me and all that nonsense, so I decided enough was enough. No longer will my makeup bag resemble Jordan’s face after a night out. No longer will I have to rummage through a load of wubbish to find something half decent.  Also, my fella bought me some Muji drawers for Christmas, so I had no excuse.

I’m still in the process of getting my storage how I want it – but I thought I’d share with you how I’m getting on and also put together some makeup storage ideas for those who want to get a bit more organised.

As you might be able to see, I still haven’t quite come to terms with giving up my half pint Stella glass to store my makeup brushes (they just fit in there so well! And it makes me look like a gal who likes a good time). But other than that, my makeup looks so much neater and easier to get to. I even find that I’m not leaving things around in strange places anymore – because everything has a place and that’s where they live. All in all, my life has been 100% improved by better makeup storage and I can’t wait to get something to store my nail varnishes in, larger makeup products and generally get everything in its own little space. HUZZAH.


Makeup Storage 2So, that’s my current makeup storage but what am I lusting after like a pervert from afar?

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Muji Acryic 2 Drawer | Muji Acrylic Large 2 Drawer | Ikea Organiser | Etsy Makeup Storage Wall Hanging | Hobbycraft Sewing Box | Etsy Chanel Makeup Storage | Hobbycraft Vintage Tins 

I personally will probably stick with clear makeup storage when I expand my collection and I’d really like both of the Muji drawers – one to put larger items in like foundation and the other to store nail varnish. However, the Ikea storage is fab too, especially as it has space to put brushes. I also love the wall hanging storage from Etsy, which would look absolutely amazing in my bedroom. Unfortunately, we’re not allowed to drill too many holes into our walls as we’re renting, so I’m not sure that this would really be an option. However, look how beautiful it is! I’ve always thought sewing boxes would be perfect to put makeup in because of all the compartments for erm…thread and thimbles and so on. This one from Hobbycraft is really sweet and would look fab in a vintage style bedroom. For all Chanel fans (i.e. every girl ever), these makeup storage boxes are stunning. They’re on Etsy and apparently were some limited edition boxes that Chanel sold at some point. Another storage set for vintage fans, these tins from Hobbycraft look really useful and are soooooper cute too.

So chums…what do you think? If you have any makeup storage blog posts, please leave them in the comments – I’d love to have a nosey at how you’re storing your makeup!

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My November Homeware Wishlist


In the interest of being as diverse and vaguely interesting here on the old blog, Claire and I have been delving into new territory and writing about things we know nothing about interiors and homeware. This was mostly inspired by our beautiful new house, which now may or may not be be slightly covered in my moulting brown hair and miscellaneous socks. We’ve done a couple of posts giving you perverts a tour of our bedrooms (read Claire’s bedroom post and mine here) and now I’m lurking about creating wishlists and spending my money on ridiculous things (because buying a personalised doormat with a Step Brothers quote was normal behaviour).


Bird Frame from Vintage Forever on Facebook. Black ornate frames from ThePaintedLady on Etsy. Gold Frames from Huckleberry Vintage on Etsy. Owl Frame from Vintage Forever on Facebook.

I may have gone a little frame mad and wish everything in my life could be framed, but gone are the days that I collage merry pics of my and my pals next to my Eminem poster. I want to do some wall collages with picture frames in the very near future, and I’m thinking a mixture of these cute animal pictures with framed snaps of me and my pals will go down veeeery nicely. We also need some frames to go on the walls of our staircase, so I will be suggesting these black ones to my house pals for sure. And they will say “those are far too big, are you mad” but I won’t care.


Chalkboard hearts from Etsy. Tableware from British Home Stores. Carbs sign from Etsy.

Our kitchen is teeny tiny and there is about enough space to play a game of miniature golf. And by miniature I mean ant size. Nevertheless, we have a cute monochrome look going on at the moment (complete with canvasses of a cat and dog wearing hats). We need some matching tableware but unfortunately, most monochrome plates etc are horribly boring and involve polkadots. These are the best I’ve seen, I really love them but I’m not sure if my home gals will!


Coatstand from Ikea. Bathe sign from Ebay. Birdcage from Ebay.

We have a little bit of spare room in our hallway and a hatstand is the obvious answer…apart from the fact we don’t own many hats. Which means we have to buy hats to put on it, no biggie. Our bathroom also has a little shelf to put things on. We currently have a couple of candles but want a gay bath sign to jazz it up. Lame? Maybe, but who the hell cares? FINALLY, We have a big gaping hole in our fireplace and are looking for something cute to cover it up, Claire suggested a birdcage and it would look hugely cute fo sho. FO SHO I TELL YOU.

What do you all think of my homeware wish list? Any suggestions??

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