Wedding Bells

Sunday, 30 August 2015

What a perfect day for a bridal shower.  Can't believe my friend is getting married!

Advertising the lovely bride and groom to be!

Only two weeks until the big day!

Mother of the bride looking as lovely as ever

Some very fashionable ladies in attendance

Jason Mraz on Spotify

Raspberry Mist Water concoction for a non-alcoholic hydration solution


Kisses for the special one

Extreme Photo Download

Saturday, 29 August 2015

The right photo can take a good design, and make it perfect. That’s why every designer need good and big photography toolbox. So if you’re looking for a ton of new creativity to add to your photography toolkit, then this bundle is just the thing you’re looking for.

Extreme Photo Bundle by Viktor Hanacek contains more then 550 professional photos and backgrounds. All photos are in Hi-res JPEG format ready for your next project.

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The Basic Look

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Get Ready With Me

August 2015

aka - the basic look

for purchase here.

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The Other Sex Part 1

Monday, 24 August 2015

Let's talk about m.e.n.  Yes, those humans. 

Other than looks, there's little variation among them: there's the first date, first kiss, first love, first heartbreak, first pick-yourself-up-out-of-the-dirt-and-move-on.  Repeat.  How many girls have to get their hearts broken before one of us learns a way to break the cycle?

Obviously, the messiah of relationships has yet to grace us with her presence.  Enter the funny picture that will make you giggle despite the great tragedy before us.

But honestly, all jokes aside now.  Love sucks.  I had no idea before, but I can honestly agree with the millions of you out there who already assured me it sucks... it sucks.  Taylor Swift plays so much in my room these days that even my ghetto blaster is getting sick of it.  Every five seconds there's some new jab at some guy who left her and I'm sobbing in the bath like, yup, yup, Tay, you sing it, girl.  Because it's true.  It's not cheesy, it's just the truth.  Guys break hearts and girls cry.

Am I the only one who feels that crying makes me look weak?  I feel vulnerable and guilty, like I'm the one who screwed up and now I'm having a pity party for myself.  But hell, he's probably out at some bar with some girls having a dandy old time.  So I look at my reflection in the mirror and say, Brit, you get the hell up and don't feel sorry for anything!  

I'm supercharged with motivation to move forward for all of about ten minutes, until John Mayer plays in the car on the stereo and my makeup starts to run again.  Whoopee.  I stop the car, staring at my raccoon eyes in the rearview mirror.  I think, How will this ever get better?

Girl, you got this.  We're all in this together (sung High School Musical style)

(don't pretend like you don't know what I'm talking about)

Books I'm Dying to Read

Sunday, 23 August 2015

This first one is available as an ebook only, I believe, but I downloaded it to my Kindle.

What Pretty Girls Are Made of

by Lindsay Jill Roth

Leave Your Mark

by Aliza Licht

The Irish Country Series

by Patrick Taylor

The Dubliners

by James Joyce

Love Style Life

by Garance Doré

All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr

What other books should I add to this list?!

The Fashion Road

Monday, 17 August 2015

Meet Louise Francesca, Edinburgh blogger and fashionista.

Age: 19
Occupation: student
Instagram Codename: @the_fashion_road

The Fashion Road is a personal fashion blog that you'll want to bookmark.  Louise is a wonderful combination of trendy and chic and down-to-earth - and so is her style.  Her outfits are budget friendly but totally stylish too, pairing mainstream trend pieces with wardrobe basics.

The photography on The Fashion Road is of equally high quality.  I feel as if I am scrolling through celebrity photos shot by the paparazzi.  

Chic, but not overdone.
Trendy, but not too mainstream.
Comfortable, but still fashionable.
The Fashion Road will show you how it's done.

Tweet me at @theboldblog when you've been for a visit.  I'd love to know what you think!

Londonstagraam Branding

Friday, 14 August 2015

Hello my follow luvs,

I've started some free branding services...yes, free, over on Twitter.  Kim of Londonstagraam is one of the lucky ladies to receive a collection of custom brand images to make all of her social media platforms cohesive!

Kim sent me some reference photos and an idea of what she would like before I got started on the project.  We discussed along the way to get to a place that she was happy with!

If you are interested in a brand makeover, hit me up on Twitter or email me at before somebody else does!

Goodbye Anxiety, Hello Anxietea

Wednesday, 12 August 2015


     We've all been there, and by 'there', I mean at the edge of a cliff, waiting for the wind to blow you over.  Metaphorically of course.  If you have ever been stressed out to any degree, you'll appreciate how stressful being stressed out actually is!  It can take a major toll on you mentally and physically.  If you've ever dealt with anxiety, or know somebody who has, you'll appreciate how desperately we need a solution, and an alternative to medication.

Enter anxietea.

There are many teas that are naturally soothing and used as alternative relaxers in various cultures, but there is nothing like anxietea, a formulation of tea leaves specifically calculated to ease anxiety. 

In the pre-launch phase - aka now - there are three different tea mixes in the collection:

1. Calm
the morning tea
Irish breakfast-styled blend of Ceylon sonata tea and Assam melody tea

2. Control
the daytime tea
blend of darjeeling sungma summer tea and peppermint leaves with a subtle boost of peach undertones

3. Quiet
the night-time tea
blend of chamomile, lemon balm and hibiscus teas

If you haven't been over to before, then do so now!  They are all over social media and are about to become the next big thing in your pantry.

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Femme Intemporelle

Friday, 7 August 2015

Femme Intemporelle means 'Timeless Woman' in French - because no matter our age, every woman deserves to be celebrated. 

Hayley, aka London Beauty Queen, has launched the fabulous Femme Intemporelle, a site for 'the woman who wants it all', a one-stop-shop for your daily dose of awesomeness, while helping fabulous bloggers get the recognition and awareness they deserve.

Updated daily, Femme Intemporelle covers the realms of beauty, fashion, health, wellbeing, food, exercise, travel, opinion, current affairs, books and so much more. 
There really is something for everybody. 

Be one of the first in this exclusive new community!

Life Lessons from Oprah

Monday, 3 August 2015

     If you’re 20 or older, you’ll remember the Oprah show coming on at 4pm every weekday.  It was the highlight of my after-school homework regime.  Get off the bus, in the house, unpack backpack, turn the TV on, find the Oprah channel, sit down at the kitchen counter, do homework while watching Oprah.  Obviously, watching Oprah took priority over homework but I did my best to seem thoroughly engrossed in Algebra 1.

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Now that Oprah isn’t on the air, I am severely lacking my daily intake of wisdom.  Ms. Winfrey is a legend and has much to teach everybody, no matter what age or gender or race or size.  Her words transcend all demographics and stereotypes and her life lessons are timeless.

     Here is some of her best advice:

1. Reduce your negativity output.  Whatever or whomever you are sending negativity towards, it will always have an effect on you as well.  Don’t drag yourself down with bad thoughts; there are enough people in the world trying to bring you down already.

2. Respect money.  Know the value of a dollar, the value of work, and what it means to be a part of the economy.  When you become careless or unaware, your wallet can become empty before you even know it.

3. Work.  Success - in whatever form that takes for you - is a process.  And it’s a process with ups and downs.  Having dreams is always beneficial for goal-setting, but waiting around for 11:11 to make a wish is the wrong way to go about making a life for yourself.  Work, work, work for what you want and what you deserve.

4. Follow your heart - your heart - not others’.  The life you’ve been given is for you to live the way you want.  I’m not telling you to go out there are rebel against everything you’ve been asked to do by other people.  That would be rude.  All I’m saying is, if you see your life going in a direction that’s not aligned with your ultimate goals or with who you are inside, re-evaluate and make a list of things you can do to put your life where you want it.

5. Slow down.  "Slow down, because the only moment we can really live is now. Being in the present moment, if you can learn to do that, begins to change your whole life. Just staying focused on what is happening now . . . When we're truly present, we recognize that the ordinary moments are life's greatest gifts.”

Trying to collect all of Oprah’s life lessons into one place is probably impossible.  She is an amazing woman with more experience than I could ever hope to acquire.  We can’t all be Oprah Winfreys, but we can take little steps to be better people just by acting on some of her words.

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