Saturday, 16 August 2014

summer beauty & misc blog sale

hello all!
after much deliberating about whether I wanted to do a boot sale this year, I changed my mind, and decided to do a combination of depop/shpock app selling & a blog sale. I literally just want the items gone, so all items will available from the 16th August until the 24th August.

All make up is maximum of £1 each. All orders over £10 will receive a free little gift too.

1. Payment is by Paypal only please. Please comment with the items you would like, and your e-mail details & I will send you over my Paypal details. Payments sent as 'Family & Friends' please!
2. Postage is set at £3 for 2nd class standard. I package in waterproof packaging & bubblewrap. I always retain a proof of postage, & will not be held responsible for lost or damaged parcels, but will help in every way if you should need to contact Royal Mail.
If you want your items sent by another delivery method, please leave in the comments, and I can calculate the new postage cost for you.
3. You are welcome to collect your items if you wish! I am also selling on Depop; username dearwildflower ... feel free to make me offers between the beauty sale & my vintage clothes etc on Depop! Collection would be from DA4. I would still require payment by Paypal to secure your items, but you would not need to pay postage. (You will receive a £3 discount on every Depop item as my Depop listings have postage included in the price!)
4. UK only purchases please. Most of my listings are nail polishes, which cannot be sent internationally.
5. If you purchase more than 4 nail polishes, I will need to send in separate parcels per 4, so will require an additional £3 every 4 polishes. 
6. No returns... items are as described. Items are 1st come, 1st served and are listed elsewhere. If availability changes, I will be updating this sale every morning & evening.

Any questions please feel free to ask! :)

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MUA Pistachio Ice Cream Nail Polish 50p    Tested Once
Illamasqua Kink Nail Polish £1    Used about 3-4 Times SOLD 
Rimmel London Kate Moss Soul Session Polish 50p  Never Used Brand New  

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 Ciate Pocket Money Polish £1  Used Once
Ciate Nail Caviar Cookies and Cream £1 Used Once
Nails Inc Chelsea Square £1 Used a Few Times, Still 80% left aprox Sold
Color Club Nail Polish in Gold Struck. 1 has been tested once. 20p each

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 Soigne Cerise Nail Polish 50p Brand New
Rimmel London Rita Ora 60 Second Nail Polish Set ... all 3 for £1 or 50p each

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Avon Lemon Sugar Nail Polish 50p , Used Once
Revlon Minted Nail Polish 50p, Used Once
Revlon Sunshine Sparkle Nail Polish, 50p, Used Once
Avon Noir Emerald Nail Polish, 50p, Used Once  

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 Umberto Giannini Frizzi Argan Oil, £1,  Brand New
Raspberry Twist Hair Dye, £1, Never Been Used but Opened
Beauty Protect Leave in Conditioner, 50p, Brand New

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 Manuka Doctor Samples 20p for all 3

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 Estee Lauder Brush Holder, £1

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 Barry M Fine Glitter Dust Number 7, Used few times. £1
Barry M Dazzle Dust Number 82, Used once, £1

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 Beauty Samples All New: Campus De Ibiza, Monu, Samila Cleansing Bar, Aromatherapy Bath & Shower Oil. All 10p each

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 More beauty samples, all new, 10p each
Murad, La Roche Psay & Harmony Serum

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 Clinique Chubby Stick in 06, Woppin Watermelon, 50p , Brand New Never Used. Sold
Company Duo Mascara, Tested once, 50p
Company Mascara, Brand New in Packaging, 50p

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 Kate Moss Lipstick in 107 (red), used few times, see photo for condition. £1
Kate Moss Lipstick in 08, Pink, Used few times, £1
Benecos Lipstick in Hot Pink, New, 50p

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 Vintage Glasses, £1 Each.

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 London Retro Fitztrovia Glasses. Selling as I have the tortoiseshell glasses, which I love but want to buy new pair, so do not need 3!
Selling for £20 including Postage. Lenses are plain. Used handful of times. Rrp £80+

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 Kate Moss Clutch Bag, £1

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Mollie Makes Blogging Magazine. Read few times. Good condition. £5

Any questions feel free to ask, and remember to comment with your e-mail to purchase. Thank you guys! :)

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

A peek at … Flimsymoon

"Whimsical, poetic and otherworldy"

 Flimsymoon is the vision of luxury lingerie designer Freyia Lilian. Pieces are embroidered, beaded & screen printed, and Freyia embellishes each item by hand. Quite literally hand made. 

The first collection entitled 'Kiss me under flimsymoon' takes inspiration from the heroines of the Romantic Ballet. 

The Flimsymoon Kickstarter Campaign is being launched on Saturday 30th August at a very special launch party at the Clerkenwell Gallery in London. With a complimentary gin cocktail on the door, entry into a prize draw, as well as an evening full of glitter, dancing & drinking, it is set to be an unforgettable night to mark the beginning of the thirty day fundraising campaign. The kick-starter is to raise funds for the debut Flimsymoon collection. You can snap up some of the last remaining tickets here

You can find the full Flimsymoon Lookbook here,  as well as their Twitter , Facebook & Pinterest.

Now time to start planning a gorgeous outfit for the launch party. Let me know if you are attending! 
What do you think of the Flimsymoon designs?

Sunday, 3 August 2014

down by the riverside

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The weather has been so beautiful in the countryside recently, and a few days ago we stumbled across a  quiet corner of the Kent countryside that was by a beautiful stretch of river, hidden within the woods & blackberry bushes. Cece's First Walk was in the same place, through the fields & down into the woods, but we never discovered the river, which you can find only if you zig zag through the woods a bit and basically get lucky! 
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This, you could call the entrance to the hidden river! As well as the river, there was also a fallen tree branch, which Cece took the opportunity to practise her circus skills on! I swear I will get Cece to Crufts someday! 
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I was sensible & opted to wear my Joules Wellies in the fox print. Considering I live in Fit Flops, having Wellies to pull on for dog walking is brilliant, as it is usually muddy (even if it's been glorious sunshine all week!) wherever I end up walking Cece! I've noticed Joules don't stock the Fox Print anymore, but I'm currently also loving the new Bee Print wellies … can you tell I have an addiction for mustard yellow at the moment?! 
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With my Wellies, I took the opportunity to wear my vintage jumpsuit out. I brought this gorgeous floral watercolour number from Asos Marketplace. It cost me around £30, but it was worth it. I kept worrying it wouldn't fit, but it did, and it has the right balance of artiness to 90s, Fresh Prince of Bel Air styling! I wore it with my Urban Outfitters Hat, which has been my ultimate life saver this summer. I have never been a hat person at all, but I saw one of my favourite bloggers in this hat, and just knew it was the hat I'd been looking for, for literally years! So I went on a hunt, and tracked it down in Covent Garden, and I haven't looked back since. Goodbye Bad Hair Days! 
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At first, I thought it'd be sensible to pick Cece up for a snap in the river. Then I put her up on the bank… and she ran straight back in! 
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After some berry picking, and throwing berries in the river, and racing them, as well as having Cece jump all over with muddy paws, we headed back. I'm quite sure that this spot will be a regular place we'll be visiting this summer! Do you have any hidden beautiful spots where you live? 

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Sunshine is the best medicine.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Behind the Scenes: Rockalily Styles

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Last Sunday, I popped along to Rockalily Styles in London for a Victory Rolls Workshop with the lovely ReeRee. I have loved vintage hair styles for yonks, and have followed ReeRee's blog for as long as I can remember, so when she tweeted about the workshop, I knew I had to go! 
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(How fabulous is this chair?!)
So, I ended up being an hour and a half late (the not so fabulous perks of living in the countryside outskirts to London!), but ReeRee really kindly waited for me, and I'm so grateful she did as I learnt a lot in the hour I spent with her about a huge variety of different topics. One of the hugest things I've always taken inspiration from ReeRee's blog is her fitness & weight loss posts which you can find here so we ended up speaking about health & fitness, and I got some fantastic tips, as well as being ridiculous inspired just being around ReeRee herself! 
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Rockalily Styles is the new blow dry bar literally a few doors down from Rockalily Cuts, and opens on weekends. The whole decor is so gorgeous. It made me want to go home and redecorate and re-create my own vintage dressing room/ hair salon! 
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Victory Rolling is a lot harder than you may think! It may be hard to tell from first glance, but ReeRee actually isn't a hairdresser… yet her hair always looks so amazing and she taught me victory rolls like a pro. The main advice given … practise, practise, practise. 
Styling my hair isn't normally top of my to do list as part of my daily routine. After seeing how quickly ReeRee could victory roll her own hair (literally within minutes!), it has given me a real kick up the backside to learn some signature hair styles (including victory rolls!) that I can use on a daily basis. ReeRee recommended Youtube tutorials, which I hadn't really thought of before, but I'm definitely going to check out over the summer to see if there are any new hair styles out there that I could teach myself! Top of my list has to be learning to french plait! Everyone keeps telling me it's easy, but is it really?! 
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The salon was full of vintage treasures! Retro clocks, wall art, crockery … the paint splattered typewriter! All seemed to fit perfectly in place! 
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For New Years, I'm going to be booking myself in for a new hair cut & style at Rockalily. Even though I haven't been to a tonne of hair salons, Rockalily is by far the best I've ever been to, and fits everything I could ever want from a hair style! Browsing through the gallery on their website, you can see the amazing, classic styles they re-create. Sometimes I feel like the only one who wishes I could turn back fifty years, and live in a time where the styles in the Rockalily gallery were everyday fashion! 
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ReeRee has written a blog post about the workshop which you can find here, alongside details of booking your own workshop. If you'd like to see more behind the scenes photographs, then check out my new pinterest board (which currently is only full of Rockalily photos!) here it's definitely worth a look for some vintage interior inspiration (did I mention how much I love those yellow chairs!) 
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A huge thank you to ReeRee for sticking around, and patiently helping me through my victory rolls! I promise I will be practising them! & also for all the wonderful advice you gave me on the day! I left feeling hugely inspired to make big changes! Hopefully by the time I get my cut & style in four to five months, I'll be a couple of stone lighter for sure! 


I'd love to know which features you love the most about Rockalily Styles. For me it's the yellow chairs, typewriter & lips phone! 

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