A Life With Frills

Thursday, 5 March 2015


Spring is my favourite season for footwear. I'm not a big Summer sandal lover, and I get sick of Winter boots after a month. I'm a ballerina pump and court shoe girl at heart, so when Spring comes I like to break out the bright colours and the cute designs. These are some of the pairs I am lusting after at the moment...

Clarks Gold Henderson Hot Ballerina Shoes, Brantano | Aldo KAAUWEN Blue Slipper Flats, Aldo | Jones Bootmaker Teal Cillian Court Shoes, Jones Bootmaker | Dune Montee Grey Bow & Metal Charm Trim Ballerinas, Dune | New Look Blue Floral Print Pointed Platform Ankle Strap Heels, New Look | Topshop JIVE Pink Metallic Mid Heel Shoes, Topshop | Bright Pink Pony Skin Studded Slipper Flats, River Island | Forever 21 Black Faux Patent Leather Ankle Strap Flats, Forever 21 | Kurt Geiger BOND Red High Heel Court Shoes, Kurt Geiger 

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Wednesday, 4 March 2015


Flamingo Candles Spring 2015 Collection Candles

The new candles from Flamingo Candles have some amazing scent combinations- Rose & Marshmallow, Raspberry & Salted Caramel, Mango & Dragonfruit, Green Apples and Daisy. All perfect for Spring and Summer. I have two of the scents- Rose & Marshmallow and Raspberry & Salted Caramel- and I've been loving burning them both.

Flamingo Candles Classic Jar Candle

All Flamingo Candles are hand-poured and made from organic soy wax. They come in cute jars with an acyllic lasered flamingos stuck on them- perfect for storing makeup brushes in after you've used them.

Both Rose & Marshmallow and Raspberry & Salted Caramel smell very realistic- none of the sickly manufactured scents you sometimes get from the likes of Yankee Candles. Rose & Marshmallow is my favourite of the two- it is a sweet relaxing rose scent that gently fills a room. It has base notes of sandalwood, rose, musk and orchid with mandarin, cherry, raspberry, vanilla, coconut and marshmallow. I'm not usually one for floral scents; but this one isn't at all 'heady', but delicate instead.

The other candle I have is the Raspberry & Salted Caramel. This is really nice; but I would have preferred more raspberry coming through and less salted caramel, as it is a tad overpowering. This is one to burn on the other side of the room to fill it with a diluted scent; rather than right next to you on a bedside table. It has notes of raspberry blended with anise, buttercream and vanilla-based caramel.

The burn time on these is around 50 hours, and they are priced at £12 each from Flamingo Candles. Next on my list to try is their Macaroon & Almond High Tea candle from a previous collection, as it sounds delightful.

What scents have you tried from Flamingo Candles?

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015


Alex Monroe is a British luxury jewellery designer, that is inspired by nature and British eccentricity, and has been creating beautiful pieces for 25 years. I wanted to share my current Alex Monroe wishlist with you, and also give away TEN copies of his book, the memoir Two Turtle Doves. This is a must-read for anyone interested in fashion or design.

Alex Monroe Two Turtle Doves Book

To enter the giveaway to win one of ten copies of the above book, follow the Rafflecopter instructions below. Entries must be from the UK only, and the giveaway ends on Friday 6th March at 11.59PM. Prizes will be sent to the ten winners directly from the publisher Bloomsbury.

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