Monday, 26 October 2015

HOW TO: SCATTER CUSHIONS


I was contacted a while back by the lovely people at Sofa Sofa to see if I wanted to try some of their scatter cushions, and as I had just moved into my (then new) flat it had come at the perfect time. I knew what kind of theme I wanted in my living room and they tried to cater to that. Sticking with grey, white and blue tones, my sofa has become the coziest little corner in my entire flat.

I can honestly say I've never had such well made cushions as the ones they sent me. I usually settle for IKEA or H&M cushions, which don't get me wrong are amazing for their range of designs but lack any actual cushion-ness.. If that's even a word? Sofa Sofa have a range of designs that I found a bit more to the mature taste but when paired with stylish high street cushions they make a perfect match. I went with the pastel blue floral pattern to compliment the others that I already had, and I also was sent a green one which unfortunately doesn't look as good as the blue, but I know my mum is dieing to get her hands on it!

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*Some of these products where sent to me to review, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Friday, 23 October 2015

PREPPING FOR THE PERFECT HALLOWEEN PARTY

It wont come as much of a surprise that just like everyone else I love this time of year. I no longer feel guilty doing nothing on my day off and people don't think I'm crazy for eating soup every day. It dawned on me the other day that since I have my own place I can get super creative/make as much mess as I want for a Halloween party - fingers crossed I get the night off (if my manager is reading this I'll love you forever)..

Of course I headed straight to Pinterest for some decoration inspo and found so many awesome crafty ideas so I'm sharing a few with you today.


This Pumpkin bottle storage is one of the best ideas I've seen and something I definitely want to try, but I'd probably chill bottles of Jagermeister and spirits rather than beer bottles.. Drink responsibly kids.. One of my friends is also super crafty so as soon as I started to look on eBay for bat bunting she nearly died and suggested we made our own and there are a tonne of ways to do it from bin liners to black cardboard so I can't wait to give those a go! A good mix of dripping candles and the right lighting and I think I'll be good to go. 

I'm yet to come up with an outfit idea which is proving a total pain, and I don't want anything too mainstream so please no Where's Wally suggestions but if you have any ideas I'd love to hear from you. Just leave them in the comments or Tweet me @charlotterumsby.

Charlotte x
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Monday, 19 October 2015

THE NEW DRUGSTORE MUSTHAVE



So on a mission to curve my make up buying addiction I decided to steer towards more drugstore products rather than spending all my hard earned pennies in MAC. And on a total whim in my local Superdrug, I came across this amazing Revolution blush stick - which is a total dupe for the NARS Multiples sticks.

It claims to be a "blush" stick but this baby is perfect for contouring and it blends like an absolute dream! I even took a small fluffy brush to it the other day and popped it onto my eyelids and I got so many compliments about my make up. They do a huge range of shades so it's a real all round winner. Im even tempted to try it out as a lipstick so fingers crossed its not too drying!

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Charlotte x
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Monday, 12 October 2015

SMART PACKING


So as you're reading this I'm currently away with work for 5 days in London, which is an amazing opportunity but soo stressful trying to find something nice to wear for each day of the week that doesn't involve carrying 30 tonnes of luggage on a 3 and a half hour train journey. 

I've never been the kind of gal to get really organised with my outfits when packing, I'd just chuck in anything and hope it went together - which is usually fine when everything is black or white but I felt like mixing it up a bit this time. I limited myself to 3 simple tshirts and 2 different kind of jeans for trawlling around the city, and of course something a bit more smart for the evenings. Think a mix of high neck and plain, khaki, mustard and grey woolen tops. My new and super trustworthy grey coat from Primark which was an absolute steal at £25! 1 pair of heels and my amazingly comfy Supergas which are no joke the best shoes I have ever purchased. And finally I'm so excited to try styling my new dungarees that I picked up from ASOS as I've not worn them since I was about 5 years old! 

Head over to my Instagram page to see what I get up to in London and hopefully I'll have plenty of outfit posts going live when I'm there! Also if any of yall have any recommendations of where to eat then pleeeasee leave them in the comments or Tweet me because I really want to try some new places! 

Charlotte x
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