10 week countdown | Bridal make up

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I'm sat here on a rainy Tuesday morning with a cup of tea looking out at the garden. Getting very excited and also nervous about the fact that our wedding is only just over 10 weeks away. Not nervous about getting married- of course not, I couldn't be more sure about that at all. But nervous that I've not done something, missed something, forgotten something REALLY important? (that straight mouthed, wide eyed emoji would fit in really well right here! lol) Did you read the guest post of '10 things every bride nearly forget to plan for' by Venus Bridal? I've read that post about 300 times!

Anthony arrived home in the early hours of the morning from his stag do  My hen do is only 3 weeks away. I'm having my hair trial soon, and my first dress fitting. The bridesmaids are sorted. The rings are sorted. I'm pretty sure I've got everything covered, but there's still that little seed of doubt in my mind.

To be honest, I've felt quite relaxed while planning the wedding. There was a stressful period of time at the beginning when looking for a venue, but other then that it's gone really well. So why am I starting to stress now? Is this normal?

Anyway, to take my mind off things I decided to do some therapy. Some Pinterest therapy that is- It always helps :)

I'm doing my own make up for the wedding day. I've just never really liked my make up when someone else has done it for me. I know it would be nice to relax on the day, but I just can't take that chance.

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I've watched countless videos for Bridal make up and to be honest, I've done my fair share of Bridal make up within my job. But this time it feels very different to be deciding what it should be like. I think most brides want to feel that same way- have a healthy glow with a slightly smoked out eye. Taking into consideration the foundation to be worn- We don't want any flashback on the photographs caused by SPF in the foundation. I usually use Bare Minerals, and I've just think for literally YEARS. Unfortunately it does contain SPF which is usually a good thing, but not for our wedding day. So I will be on the hunt in the next few weeks for a flawless foundation without SPF. Any recommendations?

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The other thing for my to think about is- to lash or not to lash? I think of lot of brides now do wear false lashes. I'm not really a fan of them on myself. I do however, like the semi permanent lashes at the look a lot more natural. The only things is, I will have to have them done before we fly out to Ibiza. This means I will have them on for a week before the wedding. Do I risk it? I'm going to have them done for my hen do as a 'trial' so I can make a better decision. But, if I decide against them both, I do have fairly long and full lashes anyway so I don't think it will look odd without any.


I'd love to see your pictures of your wedding make up! You can tag me on Twitter or Instagram @bellacoco_

Enjoy the rest of your week lovelies!





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Crochet for left handers

Bella Coco | Crochet mood blanket
Nicola White Photography
I have quite a few friends who are left handed. I hear them complain of many struggles such as them smudging their ink when they write, or not being able to use 'normal' scissors. So a while back it occurred to me that Left handed people must struggle when it comes to crochet tutorials.

So I decided to convert some of my crochet tutorials for Left handed people to aid them in their learning. Some of you might already be aware of this as I've had some videos up for a while. But this weekend I added a few more to the playlist. You can find the playlist here. Or I've embedded some of the most recent ones below!





Is this something you Lefties would like to see more of? Let me know in the comments below. Enjoy!






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Coastal interior inspiration

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Recently, I've been obsessed with Coastal interior. I was looking at home interior inspiration (something of which I do probably about 80% of my time lol) And you know, one pin leads to another and I got totally hooked on coastal inspired interiors. I have to admit, I would go the whole hogg in my own home, but I would certainly add elements around my home. Here are my favourite images from what I pinned.
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I love the light, bright spaces, the mixture of the light wood and dark wood, the whites and duck egg blues and the mixture of natural textures. Simply stunning.
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This bathroom is to die for! So beautiful. I love the open shelves under the sink and the wicker baskets with the folded flannels.
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What do you think? Is this a look you would take inspiration from for your own home? I'd love to see your pictures.




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My craft room

Wash Tape | Bella Coco craft room | Nicola White photography













Recently I had the pleasure of working with Nicola of Nicola White Photography. It was so lovely work work with such a creative lady with n amazing talent. Photography is something that I have a huge interest in- something in which I want to learn more about. Spending the day with Nicola got me inspired to experiment more. Seeing the photos from the day got me inspired even more! Nicola has already showed some of the photographs over on her blog, why don't you pop by and have a look at her blog!

I wanted to share with you some go the photographs that Nicola took of my craft room. In area in which I spend a lot of my time. I film my videos in here, I sit in this room when I want to get inspired, I sew, I paint....it's a space in which I love and have always dreamed of having.

Wash Tape | Bella Coco craft room | Nicola White photography
Bella Coco craft room | Nicola White photography
Bella Coco craft room | Nicola White photography
Bella Coco craft room | Nicola White photography
Books | Bella Coco craft room | Nicola White photography
Wash Tape | Bella Coco craft room | Nicola White photography
Sarah-Jayne | Bella Coco craft room | Nicola White photography
Fabric | Bella Coco craft room | Nicola White photography
Sewing | Bella Coco craft room | Nicola White photography
Ribbon | Bella Coco craft room | Nicola White photography

I have been considering doing a video room tour! What do you guys think? Would you like to see one?


Find Nicola:

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CROCHET: How to crochet the corner to corner blanket | Bella Coco

Tutorial for the corner to corner blanket

Hi Bellas!

Theres a new tutorial up on my channel! The corner to corner blanket or C2C as it can be know had been a much requested one! The pattern is a Red Heart design, which I have had permission from them to do a tutorial for you lovely lot! I hope you enjoy :)








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My Summer Holiday Wishlist

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With our wedding looming, I keep forgetting that as well as us getting married, we are actually going on holiday! A two week break! yippee. I can't wait. I haven't (until now) put much thought into getting some new summer outfits.

I like to get a lot of my wardrobe 'staples' from places like George at Asda and F&F at Tesco. They seem to have great quality things at lower prices. Giving me a bit of extra cash to spend on a few more expensive items!

1. Lace print camisole £4.00 Tesco

When I shop, I like to look for things which are interchangeable- Things that I can mix and match. This season there are a lot of corals, lilacs and mint colours on the market, as well as the return of aztec prints which I love. As it is our Wedding holiday, I want to add a bit of glam, and these diamante sandals would be perfect.

And what am I doing to splash a little cash on? These rose gold sunglasses from Ted Baker! They are soon gorgeous! Defiantly a must for my shopping list!


What's on your summer wish list?




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