LIFESTYLE: TAKING YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO THE NEXT STAGE

 There’s often no better feeling than being in a happy, loving relationship. Finding your other half can be an absolute whirlwind of emotion, and the thought of no longer being together may instill anxiety and upset. Cementing your love by taking your relationship to the next level will not only build a stronger connection, but also show your partner how much they mean to you at the same time. So, if you would like to find out a little more about how you can encourage your relationship to reach new heights, then read on to uncover the best ideas and concepts that you can utilise today! 


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A Beautiful Promise Ring 


A promise ring is the perfect way to express your dedication to your partner, as it represents the promise that you give when entering a relationship based on trust. A promise ring is a symbol of your commitment and deep involvement in the relationship, and the act of accepting such a gift reciprocates the feeling. You don’t need to invest in the highest quality diamond ring to make your promise, as the focus lies more on the actual thought process behind such a gift. 


Time To Say ‘I Do’?


Marriage is one of the biggest steps that you can take to cement a relationship, as it’s a grand show of long term commitment and a hopeful future together. Popping the question to your other half could be just what you need to take your relationship to the new heights, as you will be recognised as a couple even in financial and lawful terms. A wedding is such a romantic and memorable event, and you and your partner will be able to feel like the stars of the show. Inviting friends and family to witness the tying of the knot further shows your commitment to your special person, as it shows that you are more than proud of your relationship and want to show off your love to the world. 


Tip Tap Of Tiny Feet 


Starting a family with your other half is such a rewarding and heartfelt experience, as going through the trials and tribulations of parenthood can bring you even closer together. Becoming a mother or father can change your life and outlook completely, and encourage you to value and protect your family like never before. If you’ve encountered any struggles on your journey to parenthood then do not fret, as you simply aren’t alone. Many people utilise IVF services to increase their chances of getting pregnant, a large percentage of whom are successful. Having a child is a huge step that should not be taken lightly, as it’s a commitment that you and your partner take for life. 


Figuring out how you can take your relationship to the next stage has never been so simple when you are able to make the most of the ideas and concepts detailed above! Whether you just want to offer a small gesture like a promise ring, or think it’s about time to start a family - there’s a wealth of options to choose between that can really cement your love.


LIFESTYLE: CREATIVE BATHROOM RENOVATION IDEAS

 

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The bathroom is one of the most used spots in any house, which means that when it looks old and tired, then it can start to have an impact on how you feel about the house as a whole. If you are worried that your bathroom is bringing the entire home down a notch or two, then you might want to think about planning in a bathroom renovation.

Not sure where to start? To help to inspire you to make the most of your bathroom, we have put together some of the very best creative bathroom renovation ideas that you can try out for yourself.

Make it all white

Bathrooms are supposed to be clean and clear - that’s what sells homes as well as making them more comfy - which means that one of the best colours to go for is white. White is crisp and clean, which means that it works perfectly in your bathroom. This is especially true if you combine it with warming wood touches which will stop it feeling quite so clinical.

Back in black

As equally as white works in your bathroom, black can also look great. We don’t suggest going all out with black walls and flooring, but black touches can really appear modern and chic. If you do have mainly black room, then you may want to add some colourful touches to bring it to life.

Install a walk-in shower

If you have the space, then one of the best additions that you can make to your bathroom is to install a walk-in shower. These are not only useful for families but for everyone to have. They make it easier to shower and whilst they can be big, they are a great use of the space. They can even work in smaller bathrooms, as they can be a part of the room, rather than a stand-alone unit.

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Keep it traditional

Whilst plenty of people love the modern approach to bathroom styles, some people prefer the more traditional style that has been around for some time. Wood, bamboo, blinds and baskets, these are all the kinds of things that you may find in a traditional bathroom and you can, if you like, ensure that there are modern touches too.

Simple is best

A simplistic bathroom is sometimes all we need. Not only does this make it easier to organise, but also to keep clean and clear too. You may worry that it is too simple, but, there are plenty of ways that you can add a touch of life and sparkle to even the simplest of spaces.

Remember, if, whilst you are renovating your room, you find you have a build-up of rubbish to dispose of, have a peek at this web-site and organise a rubbish removal. This will mean that all the rubbish that you have created is disposed of properly.

With a little effort, in no time at all, you can have a bathroom that is not only beautifully designed but is incredibly useful for you and all your family to use each and every day.

 

 


LIFESTYLE: UNLEASH YOUR CONFIDENT SIDE


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If you are someone who is naturally quite unconfident, now is the time to change that! Here are some things you can do:


Prepare for the future


One thing that makes a lot of people unconfident is that they do not know what is around the corner and so they do not feel prepared for the future.


There are plenty of ways to handle this, for example, become more organised and start to plan ahead.


Or, why not book yourself in for a psychic reading? This can help you feel like you know what is coming and you are on the right track. Head to https://www.psychicsofa.com/ for more information. 


Learn something new


Learn a new skill! A lot of people have done this during the lockdown and it can help you feel more confident. Why not learn an instrument or take singing lessons?


This is something you can do online. Simply ask some key questions. How are the music lessons presented? This is the first thing you need to ask when assessing the worth of a music learning website. The best sites will have online music lessons in an array of different formats, from video demonstrations to written instructions. You want to make sure you are going to find something that is right for you. 


Has the website received good feedback? By founding out what previous users have had to say you will get a great insight into what the website is like and whether it is worth spending your time and money on. 


How many resources are available? You don’t want to run out of lessons and things to play. The company should always be updating new things onto the website as well. 


Is the website fun to use? If you enjoy your music lessons online, you are going to want to do them more, and you are going to learn quickly as well. Learning an instrument should be fun after all. 


Finally, how much is the website? Rather than looking for the cheapest learning website, seek value for money.


Buy a new, sexy perfume 


Why not try a new scent? Bvlgari is a good choice. This was launched in 1994. It is a classic and feminine fragrance that is designed to add the perfect finishing touch to your outfit, adorning you just as beautifully as Bvlgari jewellery does. The face of the fragrance is Kate Moss – a charming and classic beauty that perfectly represents everything this scent is about. 


This floral fragrance opens with a bouquet of orange blossom, violet leaves, and bergamot. The heart is romantic and soft thanks to the jasmine Sambac notes. Finally, the base unites sandalwood, musk, and iris, which tie the fragrance together in a stunning manner. 


Bvlgari for women is recommended for evening use. If you are going out on a date or are planning to party the night away, this fragrance is ideal. It is sensual and transparent, transforming you from the moment it touches your skin. If you research this fragrance online you will see that it has an exceptional reputation. It stays on the skin for many hours, which means you won’t have to keep topping up. 

LIFESTYLE: BOOSTING YOUR APPEARANCE IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS

 We all want to look as good as we can, but of course, that can sometimes seem a little easier said than done. However, the trust is that there are many things you can do that can judge your looks in the right direction. And the best thing? None of them are especially difficult. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at some of the simplest things you can do. Incorporate all of them into your life, and it won’t be long before you’re looking at your best! 


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Wardrobe Upgrades


Is your look beginning to feel a little flat? Then take a look at the clothes you’re wearing. While your wardrobe may have once been trendy and stylish, it won’t stay that way forever -- it’s important that you’re upgrading your clothing periodically. One issue that many people have is that they hold onto their favourite items for too long. Clothes lose their quality over time. If your clothes have faded colours and other imperfections, then it’s time to hit the stores. You’ll look and feel much better once you have a few new outfits to choose from.


Hit the Gym


It doesn’t matter what body size and shape you are. What’s important is that you’re staying fit and healthy. The best way to do this is to spend time working up a sweat in the gym. You’ll find that if you’re regularly spending time there (let’s say: three times a week for an hour), then it won’t be long before you notice that things are improved. The goal isn’t to be as trim as possible or anything like that: it’s about developing a body that you’re happy, no matter what that might be. Plus, exercise improves your mood too (you’re never dressed without a smile!) and increases confidence, two things that’ll always make a person look better. 


Look After Your Skin


Of all the things that have an impact on your appearance, none are as subtle yet as impactful as your skin. If you have healthy, glowing skin, then you’ll find that you nearly automatically have that picture-perfect look. There are many ways to give your skin a vibrant and healthy look. There are products that can help you, for instance, especially if you have oily skin; if that’s you, then find out more here. Other things that can give your skin a boost include exercising, taking cold showers, and avoiding toxins such as alcohol and tobacco.


Professional Hair Stylists


If it’s been some time since you’ve changed your hair style, then look at visiting a professional. They’ll have the knowledge and experience to give you a look that you love. This is one of several areas of life where it’s worthwhile spending a little more than you usually would. There’ll be places near to you that charge 20% or so more than other hair stylists in town, but there’ll be a reason for it -- and you’ll understand why once you leave the salon and know that you look fantastic. 



LIFESTYLE: Discover How To Ensure That Your Home Sells Fast

Are you getting ready to put your home on the market? If so, then you probably want to ensure that your property sells fast. The benefit of doing this is that it means that you can move on quickly and start looking for a brand new place to live. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen and homes can get stuck on the market for months or even years. That’s why it’s important to explore the ways that you guarantee that your home does sell fast. Here are some of the best options. 


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Choose The Right Price


First, it’s important that when it’s time to sell your home, you do choose the right price. A lot of people make the mistake of trying to sell their home for as much as possible. While this is understandable you limit yourself because you need to find a buyer willing to pay that price. This makes the home sale more difficult. Choosing a lower price can be the right move because it gets you more chances for people to fall in love with the property. 


Select The Best Time 


You do need to make sure that you are choosing the right time to sell your property. Believe it or not, there are wrong and right times to put your home on the market. Think about the seasons. Most people buying homes start their search in the early summer season. The reason for this is that it’s easier to see the property in the light. So, you should be putting your home on the market towards the end of spring. That gives you the whole of summer to make a sale. 


Clean It Up


A lot of home sellers think that buyers are only interested in the four walls of the home. Essentially, this means that it doesn’t matter what the home looks like on the outside or inside. But that’s just not the case and a lot of buyers will be swayed by how your home appears and whether it is well maintained. So, you need to make sure that you are taking the right steps to clean it up. Luckily, there are same-day rubbish removal companies that can help get rid of the mess that has accumulated around your property, even if you are on a tight schedule. 


Get Curb Appeal Right 


Finally, you do need to make sure that you think about how your home looks from the outside. Specifically, this is about the curb appeal of the property. It’s important that you take steps to dress up the home and ensure that it looks incredible. You might even want to consider hiring a landscaper. While this will add to the costs of your home sale, they can work wonders with the property and guarantee buyers fall in love


We hope this helps you understand the right ways to ensure that your home does sell quickly on the market without delay. If you do this, you can ensure that you do get a smooth, stress-free home sale with no trouble on the horizon.

[AD- GIFTED] CASEAPP PERSONALISED PHONE CASES


Use code AMYPYT20 for 20% off in JULY 2020 


EEeek I love a new phone case. Silly me is actually due an upgrade but i'll be able to give these to my family when I get a new phone and I'll order some more. These personalised phone cases are from Caseapp and they are such good quality. They are so hard and sturdy and such a good value for money. I love that you can customise them so they are fully personal or you can pick from the designs they have available so there is so much choice. I chose the banana leaf design because I am in love with this print and I think it looks great and fun! I also created a collage case and added photos of Amelia, I love the way you can add loads of images, you can even add text and fun cliparts too.

Caseapp also do skins and laptop cases so make sure you check them out next time your in the market for a new case for your device. They stock cases for loads of different phones and tablets so there's something for everyone.

I've had a few Caseapp cases now and I've never had a problem with them. They are so snug so they don't fall off your phone (even if you drop it) and I've never had one break! I think they are such good quality and i'm really impressed.


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[GIFTED] TUTTI ROUGE EVA BODY IN BLACK


I'm so in love with the Eva body! I think it looks amazing! It's so flattering and sexy! I got the black but it also comes in Garnet, Mink, Red and Faded Rose. I love the lace detailing on the bum and the dot detailing, it's just so pretty. It has the lovely heart detailing on the straps and the band under the bust is really supportive and flattering. The cups are stretchy so very accommodating for a fuller bust.

The Black Eva Body is only £24 and they still have a third off on their website so check that out for such a bargain. They also do the Eva in a bralette which is gorgeous.

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[GIFTED] TUTTI ROUGE EZ-T BRA



How gorgeous is this bra and knicker set from Tutti Rouge. It's a smooth tshirt style bra with lovely lace detailing on the back strap and cute little heart detailing on the straps to adjust the length on the straps. I picked this lovely Mink colour because I thought it was really pretty but would also be practical to wear under lighter colour clothing. This bra gives a really nice round shape under clothing and the smooth finish is perfect for under t-shirts. I love that it's still sexy and gives good uplift for a t-shirt bra.

It's a bargain at just £20 and the quality is so so good. If you shop now Tutti Rouge have a third off their whole website. The EZ-T Bra set comes in Mink, Black, Blue, Garnet and Blush.

I ordered a 34G in the bra and 14 in the bottoms and would say they are true to size.









LIFESTYLE: 5 Ways You Could Be Wrecking Your Home (Without Even Knowing It)


Most of us take pride in our homes and we like to think we’re doing everything we can, from spending a fortune on the decor to spending more time than we might like cleaning, to have our homes looking their best. However, a lot of the time, the things we are doing, or not doing, are actually wrecking our homes without us even knowing it! 

Don’t believe me? Here are a few ways you could unwittingly be ruining your home:

1.Leaving the blinds open

We all like to open the blinds in the morning to let in the light and enjoy a bit of sun, but do you leave your blinds open all day every day? If you do, especially in the summertime, you could be wrecking your floors, furniture and even your paintwork because the sun not only fades wallpaper, paint and wood, but it can also discolour carpets and even warp your furniture if you’re really unlucky. So, next time you head out on a sunny day, close the blinds for a while and give your home a break from those harmful UV rays.

2. Letting that tap drip too long

A lot of us when we see that one of our taps is dripping, ignore the problem. After all, it’s only dripping a little so it can wait, right? Well you might get lucky, and that may be the case, but so often, the longer you leave a slight drip, the worse it will get until you’re on the phone to an emergency plumber covered in water with a bathroom that looks like a flood has hit it. Take care of plumbing problems right away and save your home.

3. Shunning vacuuming in favour of sweeping

I know sometimes it’s easier to sweep your hardwood floors than it is to get the vacuum out and use that, but if your floor has lots of little abrasive pieces of dirt and debris sitting around on it, the act of sweeping them and pushing them around could cause your floors to become scratched and damaged. It’s far better to vacuum wooden floors because it picks up rather than pushes around and you don’t encounter this issue as a result.

4. Not using a stud finder

Have you ever nailed something into the wall without first using a stud finder? I bet you have we all have right? Sure, but here’s the thing, you really shouldn’t because if you don’t, you have no guarantee that you’re nailing your picture frame or whatever into a part of the wall that’s strong enough to support it and that could result in crumbling, damaged walls which means more plastering for you.

5. Letting trees grow free

If you have trees n your garden, you’ll know that the bigger they grow the more majestic they look and the better they are at providing a shady spot to sit, but letting them grow too big could cause damage to your roof, windows and the sides of your home due to branches scratching and hitting the structure and due to excess levels of moisture deposited by the tree. Not only that, but falling leaves could clog up your gutters and drains. Keep your trees in check.

Were you doing any of these potential homewrecking things?

LIFESTYLE: 4 SIMPLE THINGS THAT BUMP UP YOUR STYLE

Fashion is one of those things we cannot do without, and it’s how some people express themselves. While some are very good at it, others need a little help finding a style that suits them. However, whether you’re a beginner or not, some items take your look up a notch, and require minimal effort on your part. No matter the kind of day you have, these items will make you look like you put maximum effort into your appearance. 

1. A tote bag




If you are always on the go with no time to curate an outfit, then this will help you a lot. A tote bag is a versatile item that fits almost every outfit and occasion. The best part is you can keep whatever you want at a low cost. It is usually lightweight, and nearly every brand has one. So you can get one from your favourite designer in any coloring you like. If you’re not good at mixing colours, then you can stick to the neutrals.

2. A silk scarf
This is another versatile item that makes you look chic effortlessly. Silk scarfs give off a soft, stylish vibe, and can turn any outfit from boring to extraordinary. You can tie it in your hair on a bad hair day, on your neck as a fun necklace, or your bag as a d├ęcor piece. In fact, you can create different kinds of looks with one outfit. So imagine what you can do with more.

3. A white t-shirt
White is a vibrant colour that goes with everything. So on those days that you just don’t know what to wear, pair a white t-shirt with your pants or skirt and be on your way. You’ll look clean, expensive, and like you know what you’re doing. There are many affordable white t-shirts available in various styles to choose from. All you have to do is find a few you like, and you’re good to go.

4. Glasses



If you thought glasses are only for nerds, then think again. There isn’t much to do when it comes to styling the eyes, especially if you don’t or cannot wear eye makeup. The next best thing is to find a pair of beautiful glasses to go with your outfit. If you need prescription lenses, then consider getting stylish frames that flatter your facial features. Oakley glasses, for example, have a wide range of eyewear that makes you look fashionable. The fun thing is you can purchase online instead of going to a store. If you don’t need help with your vision, you can just get a cool pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from the rays of the sun but in a stylish way.


Being fashionable shouldn’t give you a headache, and luckily there are simple and affordable ways to do it. These four tips are just a few that you can try. The trick is to keep practicing with the simple things until you’re comfortable enough to go on from there.


[AD-GIFTED] STAY HOME THIS SUMMER WITH FEMME LUXE


I think we can all agree that this summer is going to be a strange one! With us still being on lockdown and everywhere being closed it feels really strange, also the weather this week has been miserable and all I've wanted to do is curl up in comfy clothes and watch TV.

I've picked out some gorgeous loungewear sets from Femme Luxe which will be perfect to stay home this summer.

First up, this pink short sleeve lounge wear set is so comfy! I love the simple design, it's so soft and comfy and just perfect for summer as it short sleeved and thin. The leggings are a little cropped too, I love it.

Next up is this peach set, It has an off the shoulder design and the top is cropped. I like the cuffed leg design on the leggings. This set is super comfy and again nice and thin so perfect for the summer. The peach colour is really summery!

Finally is this lilac knitted set, again the off the shoulder style is so lovely. The jumper is baggy and super comfy. You can tuck it under if you prefer a cropped look. The material is super stretchy and so comfy. Even though this is knitted it's really lightweight so lovely for this in between weather we are having. I've been wearing it today, it's warm but raining so this is perfect.

Femme Luxe have so much choice from tshirts, dresses and some gorgeous loungewear sets to check out.









LIFESTYLE: POPPYFIELD PHOTOSHOOT

Outfits: Amelia- Dress ; Next Cardigan - M&S Me- Dress: New Look Cardigan: Primark  


We went along to this beautiful poppy field the other day and took some photos of Amelia. We love being outdoors and it was nice to wander around the field and get some nice photos of us all. I think we are all getting so bored of lockdown now and i'm trying to plan little trips out but it's so hard when places aren't fully open or don't have toilets. Amelia is potty trained so we've been bringing her potty out with us but it's hard to be out for longer than a couple of hours. We have a couple of National Trust days out booked for next week which i'm looking forward to. The weather is hopefully going to pick up a bit next week too so we might be able to go round and chill in my moms garden.









LIFESTYLE: 5 SIMPLE TIPS TO MAKE RENOVATIONS EASIER TO LIVE THROUGH

A renovation project, whether you’re having a new kitchen or any other work done, can be pretty stressful. While making changes to your home is always exciting, there’s also a lot of noise, dust, and decisions involved, never mind the inconvenience of trying to live in a building site. If you’re having renovations done, here are some simple tips to make things less stressful and easier to live through. 

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  1. Keep pets out of the way. If you have pets, they’re likely to find the whole thing very unsettling. Dogs especially may be distressed by all the strange people coming in and out of the house, and any pet will be upset by all the noise of building work. To give you one less thing to worry about, try to keep them out of the house. Could they stay with a friend or a family member while work is ongoing? Even if you can get someone else to take them during the hours the builders are working, things will be less scary for them. 
  2. Put things in storage. If you’re clearing out the kitchen ready to be renovated, you’ve got a lot of stuff to find homes for until it can go back into the kitchen. If you have piles of plates everywhere, they can easily get broken and having your whole house feel like the kitchen cupboard will quickly get annoying. Lots of people recommend KeepSafe Storage to store your things out of the way, where they’ll be safe. 
  3. Keep it clean. Renovations are messy. Building dust can feel like it’s getting all over the house, which is annoying. Do your best to keep things clean to avoid the stress. Cover doorways into the room being renovated with heavy plastic sheeting or dust sheets to minimize the amount of dust getting around the house. Think about the access your builders have to the house. Is there an easy way for them to come in and out which means they have less of the house to walk through in dirty work boots? 
  4. Ask questions. There’s a lot of choices to make during renovations, from choosing new tiles to choosing paint colors. If your contractor is asking you to make a choice that you don’t really understand, then make sure you ask plenty of questions. For example, if you’re picking between different flooring, ask about the difference so you understand what you’re choosing between. Ask what will be most hard-wearing and easiest to clean, or ask how the tiles you’re picking will need to be cleaned. If you don’t understand, you can’t make informed choices. 
  5. Give yourself a break. It can be easy to feel like you need to be among the building work every second of the day, so you can keep an eye on the work and make decisions. While it is important that you’re there for any major stages, the stress of living among building work can soon take its toll. Remember to give yourself a break, even if it’s just to get out for coffee.