Finding the perfect Dress | Wedding

Finding the perfect wedding dress

The ring is on your finger, the date is set and you’ve selected your bridesmaids. Now you need to find the perfect wedding dress! Finding the perfect dress can be challenging and stressful. There are hundreds of wedding shops and you certainly don’t want to visit all of them. I myself only visited 3 shops and in the 3rd shop I found the perfect one! Last weekend it actually arrived in store and I had to go try it on to check I was still happy with it and I was !!

Finding the right dress is an important part of getting married. You want to look and feel fabulous! To make the process a little less stressful and more productive, here are some top tips when on the hunt for the perfect dress.
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Hen party accessories | Wedding

After posting about bride gifts, groom gifts and over all wedding gifts I thought why not write about Hen do gifts & accessories! My amazing maid of honour is doing a fab job organising my hen do, well as far as I know as I actually don't know anything about it! I have been sending her hints of things similar to the above to potentially get for all of our hens. But I have also been keeping an eye out for something I can get her for all of her hard work planning it!

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The longest flight ever | Travel*

I have been home for over a year now since my 3 month travel adventure. I don't feel like I have written about it in so long, yet I feel like I still have so much to say! I wrote a diary every day of mt travels so maybe one day I will be able to share more. Today however I am actually talking about my journey home. Bit of an odd one but this was the first time I had ever travelled solo and typically it was the longest possible journey you could do. 

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Gin Rocks Festival Harrogate | Travel*

A few weeks ago I was invited to the first Gin Rock Festival. To say I was excited was an understatement. You may know that we are massive gin fans, so when I heard about this I knew I would be in for a great night. After mentioning to my parents they thought it sounded like great fun so decided to join us and make a weekend of it.
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Personalised Gifts | Wedding*

As you will probably know, I am planing my wedding! My last post I wrote all about choosing a photographer, but today I am sharing with you some fab personalised gifts. I have read so many different blogs and articles about asking for wedding gifts vs. asking for money and what to buy and what value. I personally find it cheeky asking but everyone has reassured me it is the 'done thing'. We are hoping if we do receive any money to put it towards our honeymoon, and we have decided to not write up a 'gift list'. However today I am sharing with you some great gifts from Your Design, that I think would make a lovely little something for the happy couple!

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5 things to do in Edinburgh | Travel

I recently went to Edinburgh for the first time! I had wanted to go for so long so when I had the chance to take Darren for his birthday I thought yes why not, lets go! I booked a Travel lodge just off the Royal Mile and decided we would drive there even though its a long 5 hours from Hull! I booked us to do two distillery tours and to see the castle, the rest of the time we just planned to explore. 

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Pickering Gin Distillery Tour Edinburgh | Travel

On the bank holiday weekend Darren and I drove up to Edinburgh to celebrate his Birthday! (Just a quick 5 hour drive the morning after we had a party) with minutes to spare we arrived on time for our first planned activity - the Pickerings Gin Tour! I was so so excited to be going on the tour as Pickerings is our favourite Gin so we wanted it to be our first tour experience ! 

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Luminos Bathroom Mirror | Review*

You may have seen I have recently bought and moved in to my very first home. I have been posting a few different room tours explaining the make overs or perhaps lack of that each room went through. The room we did the least to being the bathroom, this was just because we loved the way it looked when we bought the house. I explained that the shower wasn't great so this may be something we could look in to changing at a later date, which will probably have to be after our wedding now. 

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Autumn Fashion | Wishlist

Autumnal Fashion

As we are all fully aware Autumn is pretty much upon us! We had a sort of summer but now everyone is pretty excited about fallen leaves, chunky knits and cosy nights in. This inspired me to start looking at some new pieces for my winter wardrobe. I tend to buy more clothes in the winter for some reason so I really don't need to be getting to spend but its nice to have a wardrobe update now and again isn't it!
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OOTD | Spanish White

I havn't posted an Outfit of the day for so so long! When I was in Spain I tried to get a few shots of my different outfits however, they didn't all go to plan apart from the few snaps I got of this one and funnily enough this one is actually my favourite too!
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Browns Family Jewellers | Cluse Watch Review*

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Browns family Jewellers to ask if I would like to receive a watch. Obviously I said yes as I know they stock such beautiful pieces! I was so excited to browse their collection and the brand that caught my eye immediately was Cluse. I have seen a few Cluse watches on Instagram and I thought they where so elegant and pretty I knew that I would love to feature one on my blog.

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My University Experience & Why You Should Consider Clearing | Lifestyle

A bit of a random post today however, I had a little opportunity this week to head back in to education (sort of) and check out the University of Hull campus. After living in Hull for most of my life I havn't actually seen much of the campus so I signed myself up to a little tour. 
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Home Wear | Wish List

I havn't done a little home wear wish list in a while so I thought I would put one together. I have pretty much filled my home now but that doesn't stop me from browsing the internet and looking at pretty things! Our next to do is the garden so I should probably be looking at that instead. However, I'm not, I'm looking at cute pink cups from H&M and this beautiful glass bowl that is an absolute bargain from Wilko.

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Great British Food Festival, Castle Howard | Food

Last weekend we where invited by Taste Card to come along to the Great British food festival at Castle Howard, just outside York. As we had no plans for the weekend we decided it would be a nice little outing and we got to take the dog along too. I hadn't been to Castle Howard before to I was excited to go along and check it out. It was about an hour and twenty minutes drive from Hull so not too far to take the dog along with us in the car.

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Must have Summer Products | Beauty

I wish I could say that I'm writing this sat in the sunshine enjoying the Great British summer however, its raining and I'm cuddled up on the sofa feeling cosy instead! I thought it was meant to be sunny in July? Anyway, I will channel my inner summer vibes and carry on telling you all about my favourite products that are perfect for the 'summer' / your summer holiday!
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Life Lately | Update

I fancied writing up a little post about life lately and what I've been doing what I'm up to etc. I was recently sent this beautiful mid year / 2018 diary from BusyB who are one of my favourite stationary brands and they have inspired me to get my life in check! Some of you may know that I left my last job role in March (very long story not appropriate for the blog) and since then life has had many ups and downs...
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Reflection | Travel

Every year I used to come to the seaside town of Nerja in Spain to a villa that my parents friends own and having not been for the last 5 years this time round I think I have really appreciated just how special it is here. 

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House Tour | Bed Room

Bed room inspiration

This is my final instalment of my house tour series. The Bed room is finally looking like an actual homely room rather than just a room full of furniture! A few weekends ago I went along to Ikea with Ashton as she is filling her new home with beautiful things too. I needed just a few bits to make this room look finished. 

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Choosing the Right Photographer | Wedding*

Choosing the Right wedding Photographer

Choosing the right photographer is just as important as choosing your wedding dress in my opinion, the photos will be your lasting memory so you have to ensure you choose the right person for you. My parents have been married 28 years now and I still love looking through their album (printed actual photos in an album yes its a thing!). We sort of knew who we would choose any way but we still had a little look around just to be sure. 
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Garden Inspiration | By Darren*

Garden furniture

You might have seen a few posts recently about different rooms in our house since we moved in a few months ago and we’re finally almost done inside, but we still have plenty to do outside – especially now the weather is getting better.

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Gifts for the Groom | Wedding*

I recently wrote a post about gifts for a Bride to be so I thought I best be fair and share perfect gifts for the groom too! These are all products that I would buy as a maybe morning of the wedding gift to my hubby or maybe as a joint gift that I would give the happy when attending a wedding.
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The Best Instagram stores for Summer Style | Fashion*

You can’t beat online shopping for last-minute holiday purchases – with offers, next-day deliveries and easy free returns, it’s the easiest way to get your wardrobes ready without hours and hours trawling the shops. 

What you may not know, is there’s a load of Instagram stores that can make it even easier – you can shop when you’re scrolling. Here are some of the top Instagram stores to try. 

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Travel Toiletries Review & Giveaway | Travel*

Travel Toiletries

I am jetting off to sunny Spain in a few weeks so the inner organised me has been trying to burst out and start packing however, its still a little early so I thought instead I could share with you a few of the travel toiletries that will be coming along with me. We only have one suitcase between two of us so we need to make sure we don't over pack, so its minis all the way!
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Perfect gifts for Fathers Day | Gift Guide*

As you may already know Fathers Day is coming up next week! On Sunday the 18th June we will celebrate the Dads in our lives. For me personally I don't feel like I thank my Dad for everything he does for me often enough so I wanted to try and get him something nice to mark the occasion. I have put together this little gift guide not only to share what I am getting my Dad this year but also to try and give you some inspiration for gift giving.
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Unique Hair Salon Hessle | Review*

I was recently asked along to Unique Hair Salons in my home town of Hessle (the outskirts of Hull) for a hair make over! This could not have come at a better time as my hair was in desperate need of some attention. I get my hair done properly about once a year, just because my mum cuts it for me (she used to be a hair dresser) and I * don't think it looks that bad ?? * when I have roots? Anyway, it needed a bit of a spruce up so I was very excited to go along and have a revamp. 
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House Tour | Living Room

I have been putting this little series together of showing the different rooms within my new house so if your new here check out my Bathroom and my Kitchen and if your keeping up with the series, here is my living room! This one has been a long time coming as we had to wait a few months for our sofas however, it is finally complete!
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Long Lasting Products | Beauty

I havn't written a little beauty post in a while so I thought I would put one together. I havn't really bought a lot of new things in a while however my last little haul included some newbies from L'oreal that I am loving. After using them for a month or two now I have released how great they are and how long lasting! So, I thought I would share a few products that I think are really long lasting.

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Veri Peri Review | Food*

A few Sundays ago Ashton & I took a little round trip to Bradford to try out Veri Peri ! Its a portuguese restaurant based in the city centre and we where invited along to try out and review their menu. Having never been to Bradford before we thought why not. Its only an hour from Hull so we decided to give it ago.

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Car Maintenance Tips | By Darren*

Hi everyone, it’s another guest post from me.

If you haven’t already guessed by now a lot of my posts tend to be about practical scenarios and true to form this is another of that sort.

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Home Wear Wish List | Interiors*

Home wishlist

As you may know we havn't long been moved in to our first home. We got it sorted pretty quickly as we spent a good few days painting, decorating and shopping for furnishings. We have lived here a few months now and I feel like a few rooms need some finishing touches! So with this is mind I have put together a little wish list of a few desirables. 

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6 Top Tips for getting a Tip Top Night’s Sleep | Lifestyle*

For those that follow my blog regularly, you’ll know that I struggle to sleep, most nights. 

I may, however, finally have cracked the code and found a few things that really help! So, I’m sharing them with you to make sure you get all the beauty sleep you need. 

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My must visit destinations in Vietnam + 2 week Itinerary plan | Travel

Two week guide to vietnam
I thought I would share with you everything I got up to in Vietnam. I had a very mixed emotion experience and there was some high and low points however, reflecting back I truly did have a great time in Vietnam and managed to see and do so much. Hopefully this post will be useful for any of you planning on travelling through Vietnam.
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4 Reasons why I keep blogging | Champagne & Lemonade .ox

I feel like there is a bit of a cloud over the blogging world at the moment and everyone is a bit down due to low engagement, twitter dramas, bots and so on! I have to admit I'm feeling the same, I often just think why am I actually doing this? I have had this blog for 5 years now and I have written 585 posts! (Thats pretty crazy) And I often think that it may have I ran its course now, am I bit over it? But then I think of all of the reasons I do actually blog and I think why would I give this up...

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Pastel Wish List | Fashion

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Your New McDonalds | Hull*

I was recently invited along to my local McDonalds Restaurant with my fellow Hull Bloggers to see how the restaurant has changed and evolved into what it has become today. It has recently undergone a big refurb and shake up so we was invited to learn more about why these changes has been made and why it is now better than ever...
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Poor Boy Boutique Store Opening | Hull

Last week I was invited along to see the new Poor Boy Boutique store that has relocated to Humber Street, Hull. If you are Hull based Fashion Fan I'm sure you'll know all about Poor Boy as it is one of our cities gems when it comes to one off unique pieces. It used to be situated in the Princes Quay Shopping centre but has now moved to the most up and coming area of Humber Street.
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The Perfect Gifts for a Bride to Be | Wedding*

I'm sure it will be no surprise to you that I am engaged! I have written about my engagement and wedding plans on my blog a few times and they are always very well received so today I thought I would put together a post and share with you my favourite gifts for Brides to be. Last year I wrote about Wedding gifts from and we decided to collaborate again to bring you another post filled with beautiful gifts.
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April Wish List | Fashion

April Wish List

I have been hunting around a few of my favourite online websites and taking a look at what's new! I haven't really bought much new clothing this year but I will soon need to have a wardrobe clear out and update! As I was travelling last summer I didn't buy anything new so this year its defiantly time.

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Kitchen Tour + a Tasty Easter meal Idea | House Tour*

You may have seen my two previous posts where I showed you my new bath room and dressing room, todays post is all about the kitchen. As well as showing you my new space I thought I would share with you a few new items that I have recently been sent from Debenhams. They are helping to create a perfect Easter lunch and I decided to do my own take on this :)
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Monthly Favourites | Beauty

I thought it was about time we brought a bit of beauty back to Champagne & Lemonade .ox

I really miss talking about beauty but I feel like I have fallen out of love with it slightly. I havn't been able to splurge and buy anything new and exciting in such a long time so I have been trying to use up what I have and embrace some of the splurges I have already made! 
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The Ultimate traveller packing list | Travel

What to pack for south east asia

I have put together my ultimate packing list for backpacking South East Asia. I found it really hard deciding what to take with me on my trip and read numerous lists however most things that they said to take I ended up binning ! Travelling South East Asia is pretty easy, its not the third world and you are never too far away from a shop so if you do happen to pack the wrong things you can easily and very cheaply pick up the bits you need. I ended up binning clothes to replace with new ones that I wanted to buy!
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House Tour | The Dressing Room

A few weeks ago I wrote all about my new Bathroom and gave you a little tour of how we have decorated. Todays post is all about my dressing room! I have always wanted a dressing room and when we where decided what to do with the rooms it seemed like the most logical decision :D. As we don't have a huge bedroom it made sense to have all of my clothes, accessories and beauty items all in one place!

I have collected up a lot of little trinkets over the years so it was actually hard to decide how I wanted everything but after a lot of moving things around I think I'm finally happy with it all. My Mum and my Auntie helped me strip the wallpaper and 
re-paint the room in white and blush pink.

These bags I originally wanted to put in frame but for some reason I could not find the right sized frames so while I was looking I popped them on top of the wardrobe and ended up keeping them there as they looked cute. The Tiffany bag was what my engagement ring arrived in so that had to be displayed :D

I didn't want too much clutter on the side however I did want to display a few pieces like my perfumes, some candles etc. I decided to stick with rose gold and pink themed accessories and I love the way it turned out. This basket I picked up from Matalan and the little plate was from Home Bargains.

My dressing table is my favourite thing as I love having a space to sit and get ready properly rather than sitting on the floor or in a bathroom mirror. Again I didn't want too much out on the sides apart from my make up brushes. My cushion on the chair I bought whilst travelling in Cambodia, I think I paid about £4 for it and its so cute.

The table its self is from Ikea, actually all of the furniture is as it was perfect for the space we have and looks clean and simple. I also picked up my brush pots from Ikea too and the photo frames. The prints are just ones that I have collected over the past few weeks, I also printed a few different ones off Pinterest. 

I hope you like my little tour and maybe gain a bit of inspiration for organising your own space.

Do you have your own dressing room?

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