04/01/2015

LITTLE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN MAKING ME HAPPY RECENTLY

Treating myself to some Bridal magazines in preparation for my wedding
Me and James got engaged in July 2014 and over the New Year we decided that it was about time we start planning our wedding :) We're hoping to have it in April 2016 if everything goes to plan and I've got lots of ideas already so I'm seriously excited to get planning properly now! It's such a lovely feeling to read through wedding magazines and look at wedding photos on Pinterest and I've found myself feeling really inspired and creative and am hoping to make our save the date/wedding invitations and some of the decorations for our marquee myself. 
Beauticology Hot Chocolate Lip Balm
I got this for Christmas and have fallen completely head over heels in love with it; it smells absolutely scrumptious (more like a very sweet chocolately smell than hot chocolate) and is the nicest lip balm I've used in such a long time. It isn't too sticky or thick and has made such a massive difference in keeping my lips smooth and moisturised. I like to apply it a little while before my lipstick so it has time to absorb into the lips and then I find it makes such a good base for lipstick :)
 Leopard Print
I've found myself becoming a little bit obsessed with leopard print recently and have been searching high and low for the perfect leopard print jumper. I found a really lovely one in the H&M online sale but it was sold out in my size (I was seriously gutted!), then we went to Brighton on New Years day and I spotted just a couple of these thin jumper/tops hiding behind another jumper. I love how the leopard print pattern is kind of blurred as I think it makes it look more classy and will be more flattering to wear (particularly against my pale skin!) It was only about £13 and I had a gift card left from my Birthday so once I tried it on and fell in love with it I pretty much sprinted to the till! It has 3/4 length sleeves and will look perfect with my high-waisted black jeans I think, I'm so excited to wear it!
Daily quotes from 'Start Your Day With Katie'
I've had this book for a couple of years but have never managed to remember to read it every day. It has such wonderful and inspirational quotes inside and I've made it my new years resolution to keep up to date with it. Living with Fibromyalgia is a massive challenge both physically and mentally and I can find myself getting very down in the dumps with things sometimes, so I think reading this each day will be a really good way of keeping me positive and focused on the important things :) 
Fluffy Bunny Slippers
These Accessorize bunny slippers are without a doubt my favourite sale buy (they were only £6!) I was so pleased they had them in my size as there was only a couple of pairs left; they're just so cute and cosy and make me smile every time I look at them :) Keeping those tootsies warm is definitely an essential for January!

I'd love to hear what's been making you happy recently :)
Love Holly xo

17 comments:

  1. oh how exciting, congratulations and good luck with your wedding planning! :) (Those bunny slippers look adorable!) x

    Ana Céline Labod

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    1. Thank you so much :) Hehe they're so cute aren't they, I'm obsessed with them!
      Love Holly x

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  2. Such an inspiring post. This is a way to reflect back and be grateful of the littlest things. Love reading this type of posts <3

    xo
    colorsinmybubble.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much I'm so pleased you enjoyed it :) They're definitely my favourite types of posts to put together!
      xxx

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  3. Those slippers are so cute! Hope the wedding planning is going smoothly!

    www.saltandchic.com // UK Fashion Blog

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    1. They're so lovely aren't they, they make me happy every time I look at them :) Thank you <3
      xxx

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  4. So exciting! I'd love to read the book by Katie Piper, I love her, she's amazing.

    www.hayleyeszti.com

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    1. She's so inspirational isn't she and always comes across as such a lovely genuine person :) I'd definitely recommend it, it lifts me up every morning :)
      xxx

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  5. The hot chocolate lip balm sounds amazing!!! I wanna smell it aha!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty Blog

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    1. It honestly is so gorgeous, I wish I could send you some!!
      xxx

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  6. Everything looks beautiful and those bunny slippers are so adorable!
    Good Luck with your wedding planning honey <3
    www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com

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  7. Do they still sell Katie Pipers book? It sounds really good and I think it'd help as like you said living with a chronic illness isn't easy x

    www.itslittlelaurenslooks.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm sure they do lovely, I think you can get it on Amazon :) I'd really recommend it, it cheers me up every morning and really helps me to keep perspective :)
      xxx

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  8. Good luck with your wedding planning! It's so exciting! and stressful! But I do miss it a little bit still!

    Jen x
    Bows Bangles & Bakes

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