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I’m very excited to announce my make-up and hair styling business is now live! I will be creating beautiful looks for brides, bridesmaids and anyone wanting a special make-over, as well as editorial looks. I’ve launched the Facebook page while I’m building the website which will be coming soon….Please have a look at Made Up by Verity to see some of the latest brides I’ve worked with…

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Sigh…I think i’m in love! The Whip-Smart Hobo bag from Anthropologie in a soft pink is just calling to me…
Shame it’s a bit outside my usual budget at £218 but my! is she purdee!


There seems to be a wealth of squirrely goodies popping up in fashion and interiors and I for one love it! Our little woodland friends make for cute jewellery and quirky textile prints – here are a few little treats to tempt you – though you might simply want to squirrel them away for keepsakes!

Above is the rather formidable ceramic ring box by Jonathan Adler (my new interior crush). Buy it at Heals for £149

Ok so it’s not strictly a squirrel but oh I do like it! Silk Purse Sows Ear over on Etsy sells these rather lovely vintage acorn charm necklaces for £14 each.

 Or how about this rather swish vintage-stamp inspired cushion? Made by Touch Wood Design, it’s one of a series of limited edition makes. I loves it! £68.

Forget crystal and glass or boring old brass. Change your knobs and inject a touch of the woodland to your cupboards and drawers. This beauty is £6 from Anthropologie. Must…buy…

Adieu for now…


As a fan of red lipstick, I am constantly on the search for the exact tone to match my skin, and I am pleased to have found Rockalily Lipstick! Set up by Ree Ree Rockette, Rockalily Make-up was created after she got sick of hunting for the right shade (I feel your pain Ree Ree!) So if you hanker for that foxy 1950s look, get over there!

I have a feeling I’m a Rockette Red – but which are you?


You can always rely on a pair of pretty red shoes to lift the spirits on a Wednesday morning – and aren’t these just peachy? These Chia Mihara Osmo sandals (yes, really!) cost £225 and I found them on a rather nifty little online vintage-inspired boutique called Ruby Plum. Choc full with gorgeous dresses, knits and bags, the only problem is deciding what to keep in my basket!

I have had my eye on this Marianne bag (£130) for some time and may have to start dropping some p-r-e-t-t-y heavy hints soon to the other half. Surely I deserve it?!?!!


I just bought a set of these white Matryoshka measuring cups for £9.99 at Bristol’s coolest gift-shop-type -emporium ‘Iota’ – it doesn’t have a website, but does have a Facebook page. Now I can bake my cakes in style! But while I was browsing for an online supplier, I came across Fred & Friends – a rather quirky little shop that stocks unsual and humorous products to make your home look good and put a smile on your chops.

I particularly like the ‘Foot in the door’ door stop (frustratingly prices are not listed next to the product – i believe you have to purchase through their outlets including Amazon and Fredflare.com) but well worth a browse.

I also found some other Matryoshka measuring cups in technicolour, but for quite a bit more (£28) at Antropologie:

I am totally in love with their bedding section too…have a look (if you dare!) Also in their sale section, they have this exquisite tea set, plucked from the very depths of the ocean! Feel like a mermaid while having a brew…only £7!

One last Matryoshka inspired bit of loveliness: How about this bunting? Cute eh? It costs £22 and can be found in Hunky Dory Home.

And their beautiful cushion too…(£22) Now that’s enough 🙂


Harvest Wallpaper

My apologies, dear readers, for the length of my absence in the past months, exacerbated by the fact that I am going to be a mummy! Yes, tiredness has overtaken me and my blog has suffered. But, fear not! I am back and with some lovely inspiration to get your summer interior taste buds tingling.

My eagle-eyed sister, Shiv, found this fab website and I am most likely going to be choosing the super cute birdie wallpaper for the nursey…anyway, check it out!

Penguin Green Wallpaper

The website says: “A neutral and comforting Wasabi Green and White Penguin wallpaper. The paper used is sourced from sustainable forestry and made in the UK. The surface can be wiped clean when hung. Hang as standard wallpaper, instructions included. Price is per roll. Size: each roll is 52cm wide and 10m long.” A bargain at £30.00.

There is plenty more to love on there to browse so head over to Isak.co.uk