Monday, 22 September 2014

Let's Review: Nyla-Rose.Com

Nyla Rose is a beautiful online store which specialises in all things girly and amazing. They sell the most amazing vintage clothes and 50s style swing dresses, perfect for us curvier ladies. Along with shabby chic home wares, cute bags and purses and little gifts for kids, it's a great place on the web and on of my favourite corners of the internet for all things beautiful and well, me! 

So when they asked me to review one of their best sellers I was over the moon and couldn't wait to get writing. 

When i receive this pretty pink package in the post I knew that my gift from Nyla Rose had come.  I got to choose which item I wanted to review so I chose the beautiful Butterfly Coin Purse which sells for £4 on their website and couldn't wait for it to arrive.

After tearing open the plastic envelope a beautifully wrapped parcel was inside. It really was a girl's dream; pink tissue paper and a beautiful Nyla Rose sticker. Definitely my favourite kind of mail. The lovely people from Nyla Rose even included a Thank You card which I thought was such a personal touch. Thank you so much lovely ladies!

When I carefully ripped open the tissue paper and spotted the Butterfly Coin Purse I was surprised at how big it was, as it was a lot larger than I thought it would be. I imagined that after a small handful of coins the purse would be full but it's actually a great size with plenty of room for cash (more of that good stuff in a minute).

The pattern on the purse is beautiful (as well as being on the practical cloth).  A light cream colour is the background and there's a whole host of multicolour butterflies all over it, with different butterflies on the front and back. It's really pretty and girly and looks amazingly cute when you pull it our of your bag.

The oil cloth fabric makes it easy to clean too, as there's nothing worse than pulling out a grubby purse form the bottom of your handbag right? It's wipe clean and hardwearing, exactly what I need, especially as we know a woman's handbag is like a mine field right ladies?

There's two compartments which is loads more than I expected as I just thought it would be one pocket and that was it. Each side is lined in pink silk fabric and is slightly padded and looks really pretty when opened. One side would be perfect for all that loose change and the other side for cards as it fits cards perfectly.

I popped a few store cards in to see the size and I was really please with the amount of cards you can fit in. It's definitely a great little purse for when you're taking a smaller bag and don't want to carry around your whole wallet, as with some cash, change and a few cards (and extra room for a lippy or two) it's great. The perfect night out purse. 

This little purse is a great new addition to my handbag and is definitely my new go to for the smaller bag smaller purse problem days.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

I'm Engaged

When I woke up on the morning of Wednesday 3rd September in my little twin bedroom down in Dawlish Warren, Devon, which I was sharing with my lovely boyfriend Dan, I never imaged I'd become a fiancée.

The rest of my family were all on holiday with us and had arranged a day out to Teighmouth, but as it was Dan's first holiday down at Dawlish he wanted to spend a day in the local area, taking a trip to the beach, seeing the sites and just having a nice relaxing day together to forget the stresses of work.

We walked down to the seafront and grabbed a box of 5 hot doughnuts (it's got to be done) and took a walk across the dunes. It was a warm but overcast day and we took our shoes off and ran in the sand, it was perfect.

We walked all the way along the dune to the far end of the beach which was really quiet as there was no one else there but us. We sat on the seafront and had a chat, Dan walked out to the sea and I was admiring the view.

Dan said some of the nicest words ever, all about the sea, his love for it and how it goes on forever. He then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him with the most gorgeous sparkly ring. I was completely blown away, I was so shocked, I really had no idea he was going to ask! I initially asked if he was joking, and then if he asked my dad! haha, but of course I said yes. It was the best moment of  my life and was so perfect. 

I'll always remember the moment, the words he said, how chuffed he was after it was over and calling my family to tell them the news. It was completely magical and I wouldn't change a thing. And now we're so so happy and all excited about planning our wedding!! 

So now we're engaged the wedding fun begins, with wedding fairs, saving and lots of great ideas, we're going to create our dream day. And I'm no Bridezilla, and it's just as much Dan's day as it is mine, so we're doing lots of DIY to make it personal, great quirky bits and we'll make it lots of fun, as that's who we are.

So here's to our day and A LOT of planning!! 

Stay tuned…