Thursday, 4 September 2014

Home Sweet Home #2

Hello! Ian and I have finally decorated our bedroom in our new flat! Here are some photos of what the finished room looks like. I'm so happy with how it looks I went a little crazy taking photos! 

Here's a list of where I got everything from. Some of the bits were given to us as wedding gives and others we bought so long ago I can't remember how much I bought them for: 

Green Botanical Shadow Wallpaper - £10
Multi Photo Frame - £10.50 Matalan. 
Decrorative Lights - £6 Primark. 
Waffle Kingsize Duvet Set - £25
Cream & Green Pleated Cushions - 2 for £10
Cream & Green Floral Cushion - £7 Wilko. 
Quilted Reversible Throw - £15
Ceramic Lamps - £4 each
Wooden Smile - £2
Straw Waste Paper Bin - £5
Houndstooth Cat Doorstop - £8
Split Wood Laundry Basket - £6
Overdoor Mirror - £15
Brixham Office Chair - £37.99
Bush 32" HD Ready Smart TV - £199.99
Apple TV - £79

I could not resist throwing in some pictures of Mia and Molly, so cute! I have not got around the filling the photo frames with pictures yet so I decided to use some of the left over wallpaper which actually looks really good. I also need to get some cable tidies because I hate the look of all the wires from the TV. I've really enjoyed decorating the bedroom and can't wait to start on the rest of the flat. 

Claire Louise Xx


Friday, 29 August 2014

Mavala Cyclades Blue

Mavala Nail Colour Cream (Cyclades Blue) - £4.75 Boots

Previous nail polish brands I have purchased really let me down, with ridiculously thick formulas as they all claim to be the 'perfect one coat salon nail'. The trouble is these thick formulas just end up being heavy and sticky making them a total nightmare to apply. 

Mavala is one of my all time favourite nail polishes! The texture of the varnish is so smooth and light its a piece of cake to apply. I apply one or two coats depending on the colour and I achieve perfect nails! The little application brush is great for getting up close without polish ending up all over my fingers. Drying time is not too shabby and the finish is so shiny. I get a good three or four days of chip free nails and if I want them to last longer I simply add a good clear topcoat for extra protection. This is really good considering I am the clumsiest person I know and I'm always catching my nails on things. 

Cyclades Blue is such a pretty bright blue colour! I was a little nervous at how bright it looks in the bottle but once I had it one my nails I fell in love with the bold colour. Once I removed the polish I was impressed to see it had not stained my nails at all and was really easy to remove with acetone free nail polish remover. Cyclades is a really nice colour for Spring/Summer and I would really recommend it! 

What's your favourite brand of nail polish?

Claire Louise Xx


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Home Sweet Home #1

Now Ian and I have finally moved into our new flat I want to introduce a new series on my blog all about 'home living'. I can't wait to start decorating and buying things for the flat and it will be nice to share any decor ideas or purchases. I'd thought I would start with a little home decor wish list for our bedroom as thats the room I want to start on first! 

1. Green Botanical Shadow Wallpaper - £10
2. Woven Throw - £7
3. Chenille Cushion - £7
4. Ceramic Lamp - £6
5. Camera Ornament - £7
6. Waffle Kingsize Duvet Set - £25
7. Smile Word Sunshine - £3
8. Houndstooth Cat Doorstop - £8
9. Yankee Candle Garden Sweet Pea Large Jar Candle - £19.99
10. Full Length Mirror - £12

Most of the items I have found are from Wilko, having a look in my local store I realised it is the perfect place to go for home decor on a budget!

I love the fresh green colour of the botanical shadow wallpaper and think it will look good as part of a feature wall. With a passion for photography I adore the cream camera ornament and the yellow smile word looks rather quirky with the yellow adding a nice pop of additional colour against the primarily green theme. I really like the simple cream bedding which will look great with a green throw and cushions.

I'm cat obsessed and of course I could not resist the cute cat doorstop from Matalan! I love Yankee Candle and plan to purchase I few different jar candles for all around the flat. I have a wax tart of the scent 'garden sweet pea' and it smells so nice and fresh, a perfect Spring/Summer scent.

I love creating these little wish lists and can't wait to start wish lists for other rooms in the flat! I've already been buying some bits of the wish list and I might even do a little video tour of the bedroom once its finished!

Claire Louise Xx