Category: Fashion & Beauty

#atozchallenge C is for Clothing

#atozchallenge C is for Clothing

Today is the third day of the 2016 A-Z Blogging Challenge! The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year, since I’ve just become a mum for the first time, my theme is: ‘an A-Z of Newborn Care’. I’ll be talking about all the highs and lows of parenting, sharing things that have been useful for me and posting some cute pictures. For the letter ‘C’ I have chosen to talk about Clothing. How much do you really need? There are so many […]


#LoveAThon Mini Challenge 1: Mix and Match

#LoveAThon Mini Challenge 1: Mix and Match

It’s time for the first mini-challenge of the 2016 Love-a-Thon hosted by Alexa Loves Books, The Novel Hermit, Stay Bookish and The Daily Prophecy. For this challenge, we were asked to mash-up a non-bookish hobby, passion, talent or fandom with our bookish life. We could do this through photos, art, videos and so on. I decided to mix my bookish life with my interest in fashion. I love creating collages on Polyvore and over the years I’ve created a number of ‘sets’ based on some of my favourite books and literary characters. Here are some of my favourites: (Click to […]


Z is for Zaffre #AtoZChallenge

Z is for Zaffre #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     Well, I’ve finally made it to the letter Z! I’ve chosen the colour Zaffre-a deep blue pigment made from oxidised cobalt. The word comes from the Italian zaffera, which in turn comes from the Latin word sapphrius, meaning ‘sapphire’ (a deep blue precious stone). Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour and see my Polyvore creations. Symbolism Zaffre is also associated with the […]


Y is for Yellow #AtoZChallenge

Y is for Yellow #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘Y’ I have chosen the colour Yellow. Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour, see a piece of my artwork and some polyvore creations and listen to my ‘Yellow’ playlist! Symbolism Yellow symbolises happiness and […]


W is for White #AtoZChallenge

W is for White #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘W’ I have chosen the colour White. Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour, see my Polyvore creations and read my white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake recipe. Symbolism White has long been a symbol of innocence and purity, the colour of angels and unicorns. It’s associated with religion as it represents goodness. Priests wear white and weddings and christenings often […]


T is for Turquoise & Teal #AtoZChallenge

T is for Turquoise & Teal #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘T’ I have chosen two of my favourite colours- Turquoise and Teal. Both colours are somewhere between blue and green, with turquoise being a brighter, bluer shade and teal being a darker, greener hue. Turquoise is named after a gemstone of the same name Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind these colours and see my Polyvore creations.  Symbolism Turquoise and teal […]


S is for Scarlet #AtoZChallenge

S is for Scarlet #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘S’ I have chosen the colour Scarlet-a very bright shade of red. It’s a colour often used in uniforms, royal dress and religious clothing. Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour, see my Polyvore creations and discover my recommended reads based on the colour scarlet! Symbolism Scarlet symbolises excitement, courage, force, passion, heat and joy. It’s sometimes linked with […]


R is for Rose #AtoZChallenge

R is for Rose #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge! This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘R’ I have chosen the colour Rose-a lovely medium pink named after the flowers. Rose is the name for pink in most European languages, for example ‘rosa’ in German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, ‘rose’ in French and ‘różowy’ in Polish. Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour, see my Polyvore creations and listen to some beautiful music. Symbolism Like most shades […]