Thursday, 31 August 2017

50 Ways To Add More Colour To Your Life

It will come as no surprise that I love colour; anybody who knows me, reads my blog, or follows my social media accounts could tell you I'm pretty darn obsessed with all things colourful. I'm a self-confessed colour-junkie and I don't care who knows it!

Colour makes me happy, so I try to inject in in to all areas of my life from the clothes and make up I wear to the home decor I buy, the crafts I make to my blog photography, and everything in between. Anything to make my life that little more colourful! Life is too short to live in black and white.

I truly believe that you can never have too much colour in your life. A splash of colour can help to brighten a mood and lift your spirits, and even help you through those dark and dreary Autumn days. It adds personality to your life and your style, and plenty of fun to the most mundane of daily tasks. And most importantly, it can bring happiness to both you and the people around you, and remind you that you don't always have to take life or yourself too seriously.

I've always found it easy to add colour to my life, but I know embracing colour doesn't always come naturally to most people, so I thought I'd write a list of simple ways to add more colour to your life for anybody who wants to live a little more colourfully. 

So, here are my 50 ways to add more colour to your life:

1. Bake a rainbow cake.
2. Paint your nails in all the colours of the rainbow.
3. Dye your hair a fun colour- or take it one step further and go for the whole rainbow.
4. Paint a room or feature wall a bold colour.
5. Fill your home with colourful flowers. Sunflowers, purple irises, yellow tulips, hot pink gerberas...
6. Dress in colourful clothes.
7. Collect colourful art, and display them on your walls.
8. Paint something in colourful colours.
9. Experiment with colourful eye make up looks.
10. Organise your bookshelves by colour to get a rainbow effect.
11. Create an inspiring feature wall above your desk with bright and colourful postcards, art, photos, hoop art etc.
12. Scout out some colourful street art and take photos in front of it.
13. Fill vases and jars with rainbow coloured jelly beans, sprinkles or glass beads for fun, colourful decor.
14. Take baths with Lush bath bombs, and bubble bars.
15. Accessorize an outfit with a colourful bag or pair of shoes.
16. Invest in a colourful, statement piece of furniture or two for your home.
17. Collect rainbow-coloured things.
18. Crochet some colourful granny square blankets to brighten up your bed or sofas.
19. Wear bold shades of lipstick.
20. Add lots of colourful flowers to your garden or balcony.
21. Start a novelty bag collection and display them on your bedroom door, on a book case, or on your bedroom walls.
22. Accessorize your gadgets with funky colourful cases.
23. Make your planner, diary, or journal as colourful as possible with stationery, washi tape, and coloured pens.
24. Hang your favourite photos and pictures in colourful frames.
25. Brighten up your rainy day with a rainbow umbrella.
26. Add a colourful coat, hat, scarf, and / or gloves to your Autumn / Winter outfits.
27. String up multi-coloured fairy lights in your home.
28. If you craft, always craft in beautiful colours.
29. Enjoy colourful art at art galleries.
30. Fill your home with colourful home decor.
31. Eat a whole rainbow of fruit and veg.
32. Throw colourful confetti in to your photos.
33. Add colourful buttons to an old coat, or cardigan.
34. Give your computer a colourful screen saver, and use rainbow decals to jazz up your keyboard.
35. Buy sun catchers that shine rainbow beams of light in to your home.
36. Rock some fun colourful jewellery.
37. Make your Instagram colour-themed.
38. Feeling brave? Get a colourful tattoo!
39. Wear a different shade of colourful nail polish every day for a month.
40. Sew, cross stitch or embroider in colourful threads.
41. Instantly brighten your bedroom with a colourful duvet set, curtains, blankets, and pillows.
42. Rock a pair of colourful glasses or sunglasses.
43. Hang up colourful paper garlands, pom poms, and honeycomb decorations around your home.
44. Go to a Pride parade.
45. Send colourful snail mail and gift boxes to friends and family. And always wrap presents in colourful paper by default.
46. Use colourful stationery to brighten any task.
47. Give your blog a colourful redesign.
48. Add rainbow sprinkles to all your desserts.
49. Take part in a colour run.
50. Unwind with an adult colouring book, and the most colourful pens or coloured pencils you can find.

How do you inject colour in to your life?

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Wednesday Wish List

I'm back with another Wednesday Wish List! Here's what I've been coveting this week...

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Little Moose's collection of pink prawn acrylic jewellery might just be the most unusual jewellery collection ever, so, naturally, I'm obsessed! The designs are so kooky, and I love them!

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The black crane and blossom print dress, musical note skirt, and rose embroidered skirt from Collectif are all so beautiful.

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These new long sleeved Lyra dresses from Lady Vintage's Lady Voluptuous collection would be perfect for when the weather gets colder.

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Once again, I'm loving all of the latest Lindy Bop releases. The only problem is, I can't narrow down my favourites to less than these twenty, so I'm just blogging them all. Aren't they gorgeous?!

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These red love heart and lip-shaped bags and purses from Lulu Guinness are to die for. I'd particularly love to get my hands on the red heart cross body bag (#2).

I need this pair of cactus print pyjamas in my life. The print is amazing!

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These tulle skirts from Little Mistress Plus are so beautiful. I have nowhere to wear one, but dressing up as a princess for absolutely no reason is always fun, right?

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Look how cute this mint green triceratops clutch from Disaster Designs is! It would be the perfect addition to my novelty bag collection... or any bag collection for that matter! It's awesome.

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And last but not least, I really like these satchels from Modcloth. If I was still a student, I'd so use these as back-to-school bags for the new Autumn term, but I'm not, so I'd just wear them with all of my Autumn outfits while I crunch through paths of fallen leaves.

If you'd like to see more of the fashion pieces on my wish list, check out my style wish list boards on Pinterest. You can also find all previous Wednesday Wish Lists here.

What's on your wish list this week?

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Sunday Favourites #290

It's that time of the week again... 

Illustrator Terence Eduarte spent a hundred days illustrating people in exchange for their secrets- kind of like Postsecret, if all the secrets were designed by one person. It's a visual treat but heartbreaking read.

These galaxy party pancakes by A Subtle Revelry look amazing!

I love these quirky, beaded UFO brooches from Oliness Art Studio.

These DIY string art thank you notecards from Little White Socks are so lovely.

I need this pink Viewfinder enamel pin from Glitter Punk Jewellery in my life.

This DIY sheet of paper Mean Girls cake by Studio DIY is all kinds of awesome.

Artist Dani Ives creates realistic portraits of animals using a needle and wool, and the results are amazing! Just look how beautiful they are!

I want to make a DIY pom pom desk lamp, like this one A Kailo Chic Life embellished.

I also want to make this rainbow colour house number board from A Subtle Revelry to brighten up my home.

I love Lovely Indeed's yellow bar cart, and their DIY gold tropical leaf art is really eye-catching, too.

How cool does this brush stroke birthday cake by A Subtle Revelry look?!

I'm tempted to have a go at this DIY clay cactus ring dish from Lovely Indeed sometime; it's adorable.

These paintings by Cathy McMurray are so beautiful.

Brooklyn based artist Alejandro Duran uses trash washed up on Mexico's beaches to create colourful but alarming art that examines the tension between the natural world and increasingly overdeveloped one.

 This beautiful photo shoot of animals rescued from the black market by a sanctuary in California. I really love the eye make up looks many of the models are rocking, too.

Lovely Links

♥ An American woman was fired for menstruating on the job. That's right, ladies; leaking during your period can get you fired in 2017. I kid you not.

♥ Toronto orchestra shuts down after fat-shaming its singers. And they still don't think they did anything wrong.

♥ This woman managed to buy herself a flat after saving money by eating from bins for 4 years. And this was by scavenging relatively fresh packaged foods; not other people's left overs.

♥ 12 questions that divide northerners and southerners of England. As a Southerner with northern family, my answers are a mix of the two.

If you'd like to see more stuff like this, check out my Pinterest and Tumblr. You can also find all previous Sunday Favourites posts here.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Wednesday Wish List

It's time for another Wednesday Wish List! Let's see what I've been coveting this week...

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I'm loving all of these rainbow shaped things from Skinny Dip, especially the glitter rainbow cross body bag (#1), and Magical As Fuck pin (#3).

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Lady Vintage's new navy 'Flaming Flamingos' print dresses are so gorgeous. I love how the pink flamingos pop against the blue fabric.

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I'm totally smitten with Collectif's new season dresses, and coats with capes. These six need to get in my wardrobe now!

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I love these embroidered brogues from Irregular Choice. I think they'd look so cute with a tea dress, and opaque tights for Autumn.

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Vendula London's latest collection of Grab Bags are amazing! I especially love the Toy Shop (#1) (it looks like the one I used to run!), Music Box (#2), and black Piano Bar (#6) designs.

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I know I'm getting ahead of myself here, but I can't help thinking how perfect these Lindy Bop Aleena polka dot dresses would be for the Christmas party season. I would love to have the ruby red to wear on Christmas Day!

I'm obsessed with this beautiful mustard crushed velvet smock dress from Alice & You; it's so pretty! I need it for my Autumn wardrobe.

And last but not least, this My Little Pony PJ set from ASOS Curve is amazing! On Wednesdays we wear pink.

If you'd like to see more of the fashion pieces on my wish list, check out my style wish list boards on Pinterest. You can also find all previous Wednesday Wish List posts here.

What's on your wish list this week?
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