Aria’s Toddler Girl Bedroom Makeover Part 1
Aria has recently made the move from her cot to a big girls bed (aka, a single bed). We decided that a big girl’s bed needs to live in a big girl’s nursery, so, emotions ignored we decided to transform the nursery that we lovingly decorated while Aria was a bump in my bedroom into a bedroom fit for a little Princess. Peppa Pig accessories begrudgingly included.

The move to a single bed is quite a big one, so with that in mind we wanted to make the bedroom into a place that Aria would want to be in, hence begrudgingly adding a few Peppa Pig accessories. The bedroom isn’t yet 100% complete but I am really happy with the progress so far and wanted to share it. There isn’t much left to do to finish it off, I just need some kind of book storage on the back wall beneath the clouds, along with pretty accessories. I also have a hoop and a net to put above the bed but I need to find the perfect fairy lights before that goes up.

Peppa Pig bedding and wall stickers in pretty pink toddler girls room with unicorn head on wall, floral and bunting

I will be posting about Aria’s bed in more detail in an upcoming post all about transitioning from cot to single bed. At £33.99 the pink single bed was a complete bargain from The Range. The reversible Peppa Pig bedding and Peppa Pig wall sticker were bought as a way to encourage Aria to sleep in the bed. The wall mounted unicorn head came from Home Bargains and is available with either a silver or gold glittery horn.

Peppa pig bedding and wall mounted unicorn head in pretty girls bedroom makeover
Peppa Pig cloud wall stickers monochrome height chart H&M grey white and pink girls bedroom tour

I decided to add these Peppa Pig cloud wall stickers to the back wall to break up the grey a little. The monochrome height chart came from H&M. I do have plans of adding some shelving to the back wall to house books and other pretty little things, but for now this will do have funds have run out.

cluster of three floral lamp shades from Litecraft

When I saw the three light floral cluster shade on Litecraft* I had to have it, it is like a little girls mini version of the large cluster shade that we have in our bedroom. They add a perfectly girly charm to the bedroom.

I hope that you enjoyed Aria’s bedroom makeover, keep your eyes peeled for part two!

little girls bedroom IKEA shelving ledge with books and fairy wingslimited edition beanie boo owl called Araitoddler girls bedroom tour little touches mermaids plaque from new lookvintage shabby chic floral light cluster

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pretty pink grey and white themed child's bedroom with unicorn, shabby chic, floral and Peppa Pig touches.

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Home : Bathroom Makeover – Nautical Touches
We have been in the process of updating our bathroom for a while now (you can see how it looked previously here). The suite felt old and outdated and the jacuzzi bath wasn’t used very often, as a result the filters would clog up and it just felt unhygienic. When we found out that we were pregnant changing the suite became an urgent job. In an ideal world we would have changed the tiles and flooring too but due to a lack of funds we just did what we had to. I’ve finished it off with nautical touches and am quite pleased with the result.
The sink, toilet, bath, shower screen and taps all came from eBay and seem to be good quality. The sink cupboard has soft shut doors and is high gloss so wipes down easily.
We were lucky enough to have the mirror for free. A relative paid for it and received it with a small chip in the corner, he took a photo and contacted the company who said to hold on to it and that they would send another free of charge. As a result we had the damaged one, you can hardly see the chip. The mirror has a light and a heater so that it doesn’t steam up.
The cupboard is our old Billy Bookcase that previously lived in the spare room, we had to get rid of this when converting the room to a nursery so decided to use it as bathroom storage. We went to IKEA to buy the doors for it which I painted around the edges with Dulux Sea Blue paint (I only needed a sample pot). Spencer then added the rope door handles from eBay on to finish the look. My paint job is very rough as I was going for a ‘beat up’ look.
The bathroom bin & toilet brush came from Wilko and were both very reasonably priced. The bathmat is from Matalan but isn’t on their website at the moment.
The blue fish soap dish, Coast Line storage and lighthouse decoration are all from Store Twenty One, none of which are currently on their website.
The toothbrush holder and lotion dispenser are both from The Range. These are both very cool as all of the shells and other bits float around inside. Simple things.
The bath sheet and hand towel are both from IKEA.
My little lighthouse light pull is possibly one of my favourite items in the bathroom, both this and the starfish dish are from Matalan, the dish comes in handy for bath bombs, etc.
I’m super pleased with how the bathroom looks at the moment, though there are a few more things that I want to do. I would love new tiles and flooring, the tiles definitely aren’t an option for a while yet but we may be able to get some cheap flooring within the next year. I’d like something white, I also want to paint the side of the bath a distressed white (we have recycled the side of the old bath). The other thing that I am debating is replacing the toilet seat, I can’t decide if I would love a clear seat with shells in or if I think it is ridiculously tacky and something that I wouldn’t want! What are your views on novelty toilet seats? Can you recommend any?

A Japonesque Makeover
Last week I was invited to the brand new Japonesque counter in John Lewis, Cardiff for a complimentary makeover by celebrity make-up artist Paul Herrington. My appointment happened to be at the same time as Chantele, Joanna and Martyne so we had a good old giggle whilst being pampered.
Chantele, myself and Joanna post make-over with Paul.
I always stick to neutral colours on my eyes so Paul decided to try something a little different and use a gorgeous green and brown eyeshadow duo on me. I actually loved how it looked and it has encouraged me to try moving away from neutrals, maybe.
The make-up looked lovely when first applied but unfortunately they didn’t use a primer on me, as a result within a couple of hours my eyeshadow had creased and my foundation had slipped on my oily skin. This was a shame as the foundation and concealer looked great and the lack of primer meant that I couldn’t get a real feel for the products.
The packaging of Japonesque products is quite special, each product is unique due to the way in which the gel is used. Above are Chantele, Joanna and my Finishing Powders, as you can see they are all completely different.
I was lucky enough to take home their Velvet Touch Finishing Powder* and the 150 Degree Eyeshadow Brush*. Japonesque are renowned for their make-up brushes and actually supply a lot of other brands with their brushes. I can see why, the brushes used during my makeover and this eyeshadow brush are all so lovely. As mentioned previously I have oily skin, as a result I always rely on a decent finishing powder to prolong the shine. I’ve been using this translucent powder for the past few days and can report that it keeps shine at bay for the majority of the day.