Beauty Boosts, House to Home, Things I Love

Five things I love right now: June

1. Tropical prints. This juicy watermelon print  is on my new glass worktop protector. I have read using a smooth glass surface for paper cutting is better than using the self-healing cutting mats. At only £2.99 from Dunelm I thought I could afford to try it out! If not, it will still look great in my kitchen. I picked it up in store but when I just searched for the link, I saw they do all sorts of matching accessories… dangerous!Dunelm Mills Watermelon Glass Worktop Saver

2. Flamingo glasses. My obsession with these kitsch birds shows no sign of slowing down! These beauties are from IKEA and the girls love them. As they’re only 50p each, if they get broken, it’s not the end of the world. Ikea Sommarfint Flamingo Glass

3. Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover. It’s hard to believe I’ve made it to my mid-thirties and only just discovered this. It’s brilliant and only £5.99. Normally I get loads of polish left around the edges of my nails, and it takes ages to soak off the varnish. But not with this baby! I got the version for Hands and Feet and it has a little extra sponge in the lid for your toenails. Genius.

4. Cream Teas. We’ve just spent a brilliant week in Cornwall, and pretty much ate our own body weight in cream teas, cake and ice cream. This delightful cream tea came from Trengwainton Tearooms at the National Trust’s Trengwainton Garden and I loved that you could choose from plain or fruit scones, and between strawberry and raspberry jam. Normally I eat my cream teas Devon-style (cream first, then jam on top) but I thought it would be more polite to eat them the Cornish way this time.Cornish Cream Tea with Jam and Clotted Cream5. Homegrown roses. We came home to find these beauties blooming away. So, so beautiful.

Homegrown pale pink roses with vintage ginger beer bottle and black and white photo


  1. Five things I love right now: July (just!) | PinksCharming: Becky Pink's Blog

    27th August 2015 at 10:11 pm

    […] Dunelm, and was £34.99. 5. Flamingo PJs. I couldn’t let another month go by without another flamingo item. My sister found these beauties in a charity shop. They look brand new. Who would EVER give them […]

  2. gabrielamonteiro97

    9th July 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Got one of those flamingo glasses myself and I LOVE it! (You may guess from my blog name haha!) and those scones look delicious! Cornish way all the way!x

  3. SingleMotherAhoy

    6th July 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe I’ve never seen that nail varnish remover either! I’m forever scrabbling about for a piece of cotton wool to remove mine… genius! Thanks for linking up with the Weekend Blog Hop!

    1. Becky Pink

      6th July 2015 at 9:35 pm

      He he I’m glad I’m not the only one late to the party! Hope you like it as much as I do x

  4. Becky Pink

    4th July 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Aw thanks, shame I don’t have a budget to match 😉 x

  5. Eimear

    3rd July 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Oh I love cream teas, my husband is from Somerset so we indulge in the tradition whenever we’re over. The nail polish remover is so handy!

    1. Becky Pink

      3rd July 2015 at 8:11 pm

      I think I could live on cream teas given half a chance ☺️ X

  6. Stacey-Mum's Blind Love

    2nd July 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Love the glasses and those roses are beautiful. You cant go wrong with a cream tea whenever we go down to Devon visiting family we have to fit in a visit to angels tea rooms for afternoon tea. #monthlyfavourites

    1. Becky Pink

      3rd July 2015 at 8:12 pm

      Oooh I haven’t heard of Angel’s Tea Room, I’m going to look it up! X

  7. Suburban Mum

    2nd July 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Thanks for linking up Becky – hope to see you again next month! x

  8. LIANNE (@Lianne84)

    2nd July 2015 at 9:19 am

    Ooh I love that worktop protector, perfect for summer!! Im also a fan of the Bourjois nail polish remover!! 🙂

    1. Becky Pink

      2nd July 2015 at 12:35 pm

      It’s so summery isn’t it! And I can’t believe I’ve only just found the nail varnish remover, I’ve been missing out! x

  9. Jenna

    1st July 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Ah another fellow Flamingo print lover!! I’m obsessed too. 😀

    I really, REALLY want a cream tea now. We were in Devon last month and we ate more than our fair share of scones too. Has to be done, right? 🙂

    #monthlyfavourites xx

    1. Becky Pink

      1st July 2015 at 3:52 pm

      Oooh Jenna do you have any hot flamingo tips?! I am determined to cover my house in them! xx

  10. Suburban Mum

    1st July 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Oooo I love the watermelon worktop saver – very apt for this weather! And I love a good cream tea…. clotted cream and scones is just the best!! Although I can’t eat these now as I’m being good and doing Slimming World! Love your list – would love for you to come and link up over at #OurFavouriteFive too. #MonthlyFavourites

    1. Becky Pink

      1st July 2015 at 3:37 pm

      He he it’s making me crave watermelon actually! Good for you resisting cake temptation- I’m trying now I’m back to normal life but it’s so difficult! I’ll pop over and visit your link x

  11. Mary @TheHeartyLife

    30th June 2015 at 10:01 am

    Love the flamingo glasses and its dangerous that I live 5mins from Ikea but I suddenly feel an urge to have them in my life lol! And that watermelon fabric – its fab … hmmmmmm maybe I will make the kids some shorts from it? is it suitable for clothes?

    Cream teas are dangerous! xx

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