Hello and welcome to my blog, PinksCharming.
It’s full of quick and easy ideas to help you live a greener, more ethical life, without compromising too much on the good stuff.
I’m Becky Pink, a clean-beauty-aholic, interior-obsessed, crafter and baker, mum to Ava (10) and Thea (8), wife to Ryan, and a freelance copywriter and brand storyteller. We live in a 1970s doer-upper that’s almost done up, near Milton Keynes, Bucks.
I founded my blog in 2015, as a record of the funny things my girls say and do. It’s evolved in to a green and ethical lifestyle blog full of simple ways to live a more sustainable life. PinksCharming is in Vuelio’s Top 10 UK Green Blogs, and has been nominated for several awards.
Let’s dive in to a few of the theme’s you’ll find on PinksCharming.
I’ve always been interested in the environment and over the last five or six years this has become increasingly important. I’m obsessed with recycling and reuse things as much as I can. I’m always researching better, more energy efficient ways to do things, and ideas for living a more eco-friendly life. Whether that’s buying organic clothing, reusing and upcycling things, or supporting environmentally friendly businesses, you’ll find a wealth of sustainable lifestyle information here.
Look out for the DIY projects and creative upcycles I share about our 1970s house, which we have lived in for six years. We’re in the process of doing it up, and it’s very sl-o-o-o-w progress! I don’t think it will ever be finished… but we are getting closer! And we even have a pink door, thanks to taking the plunge and painting it!
This is the lounge before we moved in… and how it looks now.
Progress can be frustratingly slow, but we are getting there. Thea’s nursery featured on Rock My Family, do check it out, they took some lovely photos!
Clean Beauty Reviews
I’ve been a beauty junkie since I was a teenager. I was Senior Copywriter at a global beauty branad for over seven years, so I know a thing or two about skincare and beauty. You’ll find plenty of posts about clean beauty, as I’m a brand ambassador for natural beauty store Love Lula.
Since I got pregnant with Ava, I have gradually transitioning to organic and natural beauty products, with varying success. You’ll find my favourites, and a few to avoid in my Clean Beauty Archives.
These girls are the apples of my eye; we are so lucky to have them. Ava is very thoughtful and creative. She asks a lot of questions and is very eager to learn. Thea is a fun loving free-spirit, and is incredibly observant, with a great memory. They play together beautifully about 95% of the time. The other 5% is spent winding each other up. We also have a cat called Dotty. She is lush.
I love making all the things, from origami, to flower arranging and arm knitting, I’ll have a go at them all, and document my progress. You’ll also find tried and tested recipes for main meals, and cakes, as I love to bake. My Harriet Hedgehog Birthday Cake Tutorial is my most read post, I guess people love a 1980s cake! I also write about our family adventures including days out and holidays, when I can find the time to edit my millions of photos!
Ryan and I have been married for 13 years, but we’ve been together for way longer than that. He’s a research scientist and a Dr (not the medical kind) so I’m hoping some of his sciencey brain power has been inherited by Ava and Thea. So far, they’re shaping up to be a bit more arty like me, but that might just be my influence.
As an ex-Broadcast Journalist, and Senior Copywriter, I love words – you can find out more about my career on my Freelance Copywriting website here. I write websites, marketing materials, blog posts and newsletters for a wide variety of UK businesses, so I’m never far from my MacBook.
If you have a question or comment – I’d love to hear from you. You can email me, Tweet me or message me on my Facebook Page. I’m @pinkscharming on Instagram and you can follow my boards on Pinterest too!
Thanks so much for reading, it really means a lot.