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How I Doubled My Instagram Following & Increased Engagement

All of the changes to Instagram are old news - we know how flippin' annoying they are when you're trying to grow a profile!  At the start of this year I was on around 3,800 followers, now I've just passed 8,000! I wanted to go through what worked for me and what I notice helps me increase my following and engagement.


My Favourite Wedding DIY's

There are so many resources out there which make the little DIY jobs you do yourself actually pretty successful! To cut costs and add more of a personal touch we've decided that there will be quite a few things that we've made ourselves to complete our wedding.


My New And Improved Makeup Storage

Long gone are the days a makeup bag is enough space to house all of the makeup I own. Over the years so many of the beauty bits I have just sat and collected dust, with only 1 face a lot of it just wasn't getting used. I recently decided to have a clear out and update my storage which has sparked up the old love I had for makeup...


The Perfect Pamper Treats with Ted Baker

My love for blush pink continues, add rose gold into the mix and I'm well and truly sold. The beautiful brand Ted Baker have done it again with their latest release. Here are some of my Blush Pink range favourites from the new Ted Baker Porcelain Rose collection.


The Most Instagramable Place in Wales...

If you love photography, quirky places, and exploring some where unusual yet beautiful, you’ll love Portmerion. Located in North Wales it’s probably a little out of the way for most, but it’s one of those must see places in the UK that's well worth a visit.

Before arriving we didn’t realise there’s no actual permanent residents in the village, it’s like a little holiday resort. It cost £12 to get in, but it’s a fab day out and a fee I wouldn’t mind paying again.

We started off our 5 hour stay – yes we loved it that much! With a 20 minute tour guided by a lovely member of staff. We learnt more about the history of Portmerion and the inspiration behind the Italian-esque architecture. From there we actually noticed there was a wedding, of-course I stopped to see the bride… If you’re looking for a fairytale style wedding I couldn’t think of anywhere better! We then went down to the beach and walked along the Quayside towards the light house, the views over the river towards Llechollwyn were stunning - luckily we picked a clear day to visit!

Of-course me being me we had to scout out some picture opportunities, in the main village there was a little area with pink/ peachy buildings which was just perfect. Just around the corner was another beautiful spot with the most amazing flowers and fountains. Where ever you looked high or low there was something amazing, so much attention to detail.

Whilst there we had lunch at Caffi Glas, it's a little Italian within the Portmerion Village. They had so much to offer on the menu but we went for a couple of light bites and a cheeky glass of prosecco -  a lovely little afternoon treat. The service was fab and just added to our already amazing experience.

I think with this post the pictures do the talking. I'll definitely be heading back to Portmerion in the future - possibly autumn time as I think it will make the perfect location for outfit posts.


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5 Things I've Loved This Summer

I know we still have a little bit of summer left, but with the rather rubbish weather we've had these past few weeks it really does feel like it's drawing to a close!


5 Beautiful Must Try Eyeshadows

It's not everyday I get to wear eyeshadow, so when I do it's more than often something with a little sparkle!


Adding Volume to Fine, Flat Hair

I'm always looking for products that will add more volume to my life less hair and make it appear thicker. Whether you have fine hair and want to add volume or even if you have thick hair but it can look quite flat, here are some tips/ products I like to use to give my hair a boost...


Content Creators Who Inspire Me

The last time I shared the love for some of my faves was in this post published just before Christmas - how time flys! I owe a lot to the amazing people within the blogging/ YouTube community that motivate me to produce the best content I can. Of-course there are other people that inspire me day to day (I get a lot of inspiration from Instagram as photography seems to motivate me), but here are some of the people that spring to mind first...


Some Current Pink Favourites

You probably won't believe this, but liking pink is a fairly recent thing for me... Anything too bright or nearing on fuchsia is a big no, but a dusky blush pink is still right up my street, and, as expected I just so happen to be buying a lot of things that *just so happen* to be my current favourite colour...
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