31 Dec 2016

Flourish & Blotting 2016 in Numbers

I just can't believe how fast 2016 has gone. It only seems like yesterday that I was writing my new years resolutions! I have decided to do away with them this year though because for 1. With a new baby on the way I am admitting defeat already, there is no way I will be able to keep them. And 2. I just want to enjoy everything, and not put restrictions on myself.

29 Dec 2016

What I Got For Christmas 2016

I absolutely love these sort of posts, mostly reading other peoples though because I am really nosey! I think it is safe to say I have been absolutely spoilt this year and love everything I received.

25 Dec 2016

Wishlist: 2017 Diaries

To finish Blogmas off (yes, this should have been uploaded yesterday!) one of the things I always look forward to when it comes to this time of year is purchasing a new diary. I don't know about you but there is something about those clean, white sheets that is quite cathartic.

Merry Christmas!

This is just a quick message to everyone as I probably won't be blogging much over the next couple of days, but I will be posting as normal very soon.

23 Dec 2016

Inside My Advent Calendar: Your Beauty Fairytale..

..Come True. If you follow me on Twitter you will know I had a bit of a nightmare with this advent calendar. For starters they put one of the inserts in upside down! However, I finally righted this problem with the help of my hair dryer and a carefully placed Stanley knife.

22 Dec 2016

Inside My Advent Calendar: Tanya Burr 12 Days of Christmas

I've really enjoyed opening my beauty advent calendars this year so I thought I would do a small feature on them for Blogmas. This post features my Tanya Burr 12 Days of Christmas and I can't wait to start using some of these bits.

21 Dec 2016

Recipe: Delicious Gingerbread

This was meant to be a post about my perfectly assembled, made from scratch gingerbread house.. Unfortunately, I only got as far as putting the roof on before it collapsed!

20 Dec 2016

Wishlist: Festive Disney

As you are probably aware by now I am a bit of a sucker for Disney things. After growing up visiting Disney World ever year, it's a habit I find hard to break! Here are some of my favourite festive Disney items.

19 Dec 2016

The Weekly Edit #41

We are on the final stretch! It used to be when I was younger that the weeks leading up to Christmas would just go so slow. This year I haven't even gotten through half my Christmas films yet, and my Radio Times still remains un-circled! Fingers crossed I will manage to catch up with myself this week.

18 Dec 2016

The Traditional Wrap

I love a good Pinterest worthy present as much as the next blogger, so I thought I would share my idea for this year. I have gone for very traditional brown paper with just a little bit of sparkle, something sweet, and a sprig of fir for good measure.

17 Dec 2016

Festive Manicure Ideas

I love any excuse for holiday nails; Valentines, Easter, anything goes. In my opinion Christmas nails are always the best when they have a hint of sparkle. Anyway, I thought I would put together a few of my favourite ideas. I hope you like them!

16 Dec 2016

The Weekly Edit #40

Better late than never, right? Sorry for getting this weekly edition up late, time just seems to be flying by at the minute. It is so hard to believe that Christmas is only a week a way!

15 Dec 2016

Getting Christmas Party Ready

Getting festive ready is always one of my favourite things to do at Christmas. I love the glitter, the makeup and the fact you can go out on the town in your cosiest, loudest seasonal knit and no one cares. There’s no limitations!

14 Dec 2016

My Favourite Free Christmas Fonts

As I previously mentioned in my Christmas Hacks post, the perfect Christmas font can be so useful this time of year. I love using these on my blog, and if I am organised enough; name tags and place cards for the day itself.

13 Dec 2016

The Perfect Festive Gift

So, with less than 2 weeks left till Christmas and one more imperative pay day still to come. I thought I would do a very small gift guide. Not your average gift guide mind you! I teamed up with Keep This Cracker* and was sent these gorgeous crackers, and what's great is that they are reusable!

12 Dec 2016

Review: L'Oreal's Pure Clay Detox Mask

I think by now you can tell I love my face masks. If you didn’t, I have recently reviewed the Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask, which you can read about here. I love a good face mask, and this becomes an extra special step of my skincare routine on the run up to the party season.

11 Dec 2016

My Christmas Hacks

Christmas isn't always about spending lots of money on amazing gifts, although I wouldn't complain if I was to receive some Tilbury goodies in my stocking this year! Anyway, I have come up with a couple of cheaper, and more creative decorative ideas than anything you might find on the high street. I hope you like them!

10 Dec 2016

Wishlist: My Seasonal Jumpers Pick

Unfortunately I can't really partake in the Christmas jumper festivities this year because the ones available in maternity sizes are terrible! Topshop take note! But these have been my absolute favourites so far.

9 Dec 2016

Review: A/W Menu at Jamie's Italian

I was lucky enough (so so lucky!) to be invited along to try the new A/W menu at Jamie’s Italian* in Liverpool last week and it is fairly accurate to say I jumped at the chance. I had never been there before so I was interested to see what it had to offer.

8 Dec 2016

My November Favourites

This months favourites were so easy to write. November seems to have been a busy month for style pieces and not so much beauty so bare with me!

7 Dec 2016

'The Best Way To Spread Christmas Cheer..

is singing loud for all to hear.' So, part of my Christmas routine is compiling my festive playlist and here it is!

6 Dec 2016

You Are Cordially Invited..

..to join us for Christmas. That's right, the tree is up, the house is aglow with fairy lights and I thought I would do a blog post on some of my favourite decorations so far. Warning: This blog post is picture heavy.


5 Dec 2016

The Weekly Edit #39

I can't believe another week has flown by, then again, I can't believe how fast 2016 has gone. Anyway, I didn't have the most interesting week. I spent most of it napping and watching Vlogmas on YouTube.

4 Dec 2016

My Guide To Christmas Gift Wrapping

Now, I love gift wrapping and I don't think it is given as much attention as it probably should. Wrapping my presents is a massive event on my lead up to Christmas. So, in this post I am going to share my tips and tricks for the most perfectly wrapped gifts.

3 Dec 2016

My Top 5.. Scratch That. My Top 8 Christmas Films

Complete with snacks (see featured image) I think I probably start watching Christmas films far too early, if that is even possible! Last week I had on the Christmas 24 channel while I was doing the ironing.

2 Dec 2016

Are You Having A Holly, Jolly Christmas?

If not, then here are 10 ways to cheer up those winter blues, and get you in the spirit! I can completely understand that this time of year is often quite draining, pulls at the purse strings, is over indulgent, and the dark weather days can leave you feeling a bit blue. So, read on!

1 Dec 2016

My Festive Lush Haul

As you may know I have just recently been to an event at Lush, Liverpool in which I was shown all the new festive releases, and the gorgeous spa treatments that were available. Here is what I picked up..

30 Nov 2016

10 Christmas Things..

.. I am looking forward to this year, and every year I guess! You may think this post is a little bit premature but I kind of figured I am doing half of these things already even though it's not even December yet.

28 Nov 2016

The Weekly Edition #38

Well, I had an unexpected, but needed 4 day working week last week. I somehow managed to sleep through my alarm on Friday (that's pregnancy for you!) and I decided to take the day as a holiday since I was leaving work early anyway to go to the dentist. I just can't seem to shake my panda eyes recently.

27 Nov 2016

Dear Santa, I Have Been a Very Good Girl

Funnily enough, I haven't really thought much about what I want this year. Usually I have a list as long as both my arms. This years lustings are a little extravagant and completely pie in the sky when it comes to receiving any of them, but a gal can dream, right?

25 Nov 2016

Sharing My Shelves: Baby Books

I am just as guilty as the next pregnant woman when it comes to Dr. Google. I don't know what it is, I just can't help myself.  However, I am trying to curb those natural instincts to look up every twinge and just stick to the written facts. So, below are my picks for the perfect pregnancy resources.

23 Nov 2016

Lush Liverpool's Christmas Spa Experience

So, last Wednesday I was lucky enough to be invited to the Lush Christmas Spa Experience* in Liverpool. Suffice to say it had me feeling completely festive and smelling lovely after it. If you want to see more from the event, check out my Instagram stories.

21 Nov 2016

The Weekly Edition #37

What a week! To be honest, I am pretty glad it is over. I think I need a long overdue holiday.. Speaking of holidays, we have just booked our summer holiday! The first one as a threesome. To say I am a little bit nervous would be an understatement, but France, here we come in 2017!

19 Nov 2016

Makeup Medley #5

My aim is to do a Makeup Medley at least once a month just to keep you up to date with what I have been enjoying wearing on my face recently!

18 Nov 2016

Sweet Eats in London

I am becoming a bit of a sweet treats connoisseur when it comes to places in London. I know I don't live there anymore but it still doesn't mean I can't enjoy what it has to offer in the line of the most gorgeous delicacies.

16 Nov 2016

Winter Lip Shades I Can't Live Without

I love a good winter lip as much as the next gal. I like ones that don't require much maintenance but still give off the perfect winter look. Below are some of my favourites.

14 Nov 2016

The Weekly Edition #36

I must be on some sort of roll for busy weeks. Last week was a bit slow on Flourish & Blotting purely because I have been planning Blogmas and I had a few family things to do which meant writing posts for last week kind of fell by the wayside!

13 Nov 2016

Autumn Eyeshadow Picks

Everything pretty much changes in this season, am I right? Lipsticks, the colour of the leaves, even the denier of your tights! Well, it is getting colder!

11 Nov 2016

My October Favourites

I definitely need to be more organised when it comes to my favourites each month. I think next year I will change my favourites to quarterly, like, seasonal? This months is definitely smaller than usual, and more lifestyle than beauty unlike last month.

7 Nov 2016

The Weekly Edit #35

So, I am typing this curled up in bed watching The Grinch. I have had quite the busy week, and to say I am a little bit tired would be an understatement. I have even been sleeping through my regular needing the loo in the middle of the night routine because I am that tired!

6 Nov 2016

Good Autumn Vibes

This is just a little post on what I appreciate most at this time of year, I had a bit of a bad week last week and I thought this would be perfect timing to remind myself of the little things.

4 Nov 2016

Recipe: Perfectly Simple Flapjack

October, and just the winter months in general have me reaching for the comfort food.. Well, at the minute pregnancy has me reaching for all the food in the cupboards. This recipe for flapjacks is tried and tested by me and is amazingly simple. I tend to always have the ingredients already as kitchen staples so there is no limit as to when I can make these.

2 Nov 2016

The First Scan

No doubt the first scan is incredibly scary. Let’s not sugar coat it, petrifying is probably a better word to use. A million and one thoughts race through your head like; is the baby ok? Have I imagined this whole thing, and a thousand other what ifs. If you didn’t know what happens at your first scan, let me elaborate..

31 Oct 2016

The Weekly Edition #34

First off, Happy Halloween! I am not one for making a big fuss of this holiday, hence why you haven't seen much from me in the terms of Halloween makeup, costumes and treats. I am much more of a Christmassy person. I am in my absolute element then, so watch out!

30 Oct 2016

Wishlist: Nursery Interiors Take One

I am kind of thinking I will need a few of these posts before I finally decide on anything concrete. I mean, work is still getting done in the house! I am a long way off before I can decorate anything! I have already made a pin board with some ideas so far, so bare with me.

28 Oct 2016

Get Your Fall Glow On

Fall is the perfect time to talk about getting that glow, and do you know why? With Autumn comes incredibly dry, dull skin. I may have combination skin but as soon as it hits September I see myself reaching for the highlighter more and more.

26 Oct 2016

5 Reasons Why I Love Blogging

I guess the title of this post is pretty self - explanatory. It is coming up to a year since Flourish & Blotting was first thought of and I just felt this would be the perfect post to kind of reflect on what I love about it.

24 Oct 2016

The Weekly Edition #33

Here I was thinking I was having the most boring, standard week ever and I happen to be involved in a little car accident Friday. Don't worry, me and baby are fine after being checked out at the Women's, but obviously not a fantastic finish to my week.

21 Oct 2016

Perfect Autumnal Manicure Colour Combinations

I think it is no secret that I love my manicures and I love my SensatioNail kit even more for allowing me to be chip free for 2 weeks. And no, this is not a sponsored post, I just really believe in this product!

19 Oct 2016

Review: Charlotte Tilbury's Goddess Skin Clay Mask

I have been using Charlotte Tilbury's Goddess Skin Clay Mask for well over a month now and I thought it was about time I shared my thoughts on it.
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