Sunday, 14 September 2014

Home Inspiration

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I don't know about you, but I can spend hours looking at lovely interiors online. I lose myself in a world of gorgeous bedrooms and beautiful dressing tables. I find myself day-dreaming more and more about owning my own home and decorating it. I really love clean, minimal spaces with the odd bit of colour thrown in. Along with fashion and photography, interior design is something that I'm drawn to. I have a very clear idea in mind for my ideal home and it involves lots of white furniture, luxury candles and coffee table books. My ideal living space would be minimalist but still look homely and lived in. I adore French themed interiors and shabby-chic style furniture. What do you think of these designs?

Nina Francesca x

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Percy & Reed Totally TLC Hydrating Mask

You've probably come across Percy & Reed haircare before as they're pretty popular with bloggers and they have their own salons in London. They've also won numerous awards for their products. I got a free sample of this a while ago and I liked it so much I went and purchased a pot. What I love most about this product is the delicious smell. My hair smells so fragrant and fresh after using it. The packaging is also really nice and it even comes with a pretty shower cap for when you want to leave the mask on for a longer period of time. The recommended time for the treatment is ten minutes but I normally give it five. That's usually enough time for it to penetrate my curls and leave them feeling bouncier. It's quite expensive for what you get, but considering it's something you may only use once a week or less I'd say it's worth it. My hair definitely feels softer after using it and it's helping restore my curls back to life. Along with Moroccan Oil, this is one of those hair masks I will go back to again and again, even if it's just for the lovely smell. I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far.

Nina Francesca x

Monday, 8 September 2014

The #BloggersFestival - Hosted by Scarlett of Scarlett London

On Saturday I was lucky enough to be able to attend a party hosted by the lovely Scarlett who blogs over at Scarlett London. She single-handedly set up the Bloggers Festival, a bloggers networking event held at Centre Point in Central London. I was so impressed with all the hard work that had gone into setting up the event, Scarlett is an absolute wonder woman. Upon arrival at the venue, we were greeted by Scarlett and a choice of strawberry or raspberry champagne (delicious). The venue itself was decorated with various brands looking to talk about their ventures. These included Swedish makeup brand Oriflame, Want Her Dress, Lee Stafford and There were plenty of sumptuous delights on display, including some very naughty cupcakes. I was particularly impressed by Bee Good, a brand set up by a husband and wife who started out as beekeepers, and decided to set up their own skincare range using honey and beeswax as the main ingredients. The packaging is lovely and the products smell gorgeous, I'll definitely be giving something from the range a try at some point. It was so nice to be able to meet some new bloggers and learn about all the wonderful brands on display. Thanks so much to Scarlett for being such a great hostess, I look forward to the next event!

Nina Francesca x