lovely lady bosses ft. Hydrangea Ranger

I created Lovely Lady Bosses to inspire creative girlies with interviews with ladies that have made their craft their business. In this episode, I asked Isabella Patcher from Hydrangea Ranger some questions about her brand, what inspires her, why she loves creating and much more. It’s all below along with her beautiful product images, to inspire you to make your creativity your business.

A big thank you goes to Isabella for her gorgeous words and her time! xxx

You can buy her lovely things here: http://www.hydrangearanger.com/

Follow her on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/hydrangearanger/

And like her on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/HydrangeaRanger/

Enjoy! xx F

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the winter gardens

Hello lovelies!

I went to the winter gardens yesterday for the first time in a while and it was amazing! The plants were gorgeous, I have included most of the below for you to have a look at.

I took these on an iPhone 5 and edited with VSCO.

What I’m wearing…

top, Zara

jeans, glassons

shoes, Nike Thea’s

backpack, fjallraven kanken backpack

enjoy xxx

 

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buildings in auckland

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I’m on holiday! So more blog posts and a lot more fun and city exploring.

I live in Auckland and I spend a lot of time walking around central Auckland where the heritage buildings are amazing. Above are my favourite buildings that I have snapped on these adventures, that are always better with friends.

I love the colours, materials and stories behind buildings. If you are a building lover like myself, here is my guide to the buildings in Auckland.

  • For a mix of old and new, Britomart. Full of heritage buildings mixed with modern architecture. Filled with fairy lights and plants too. It has an awesome vibe.
  • For shops in cute buildings, Jervois Road and three lamps. Father Rabbit, Simon James Concept Store, Tessuti and Douglas and Bec are a few of my favourite shops that live in gorgeous heritage buildings.
  • For something a little different and some hidden jems, Vulcan Lane, O’Connell Street and all the other Queen Street side streets. There is a mix of cute and not so cute around Queen street but I think the side street buildings are lovely.
  • For some suburban cuteness, look no further than the long black heritage building that muck floral, jetsetbohemian, black box boutique and uno design reside in. It’s my favourite building. I even painted it for art.

Other places that deserve a mention are; Ponsonby Road,  The Viaduct, Auckland Museum and Art Gallery,  Three Lamps, Takapuna, the Mt Eden Market, New Market, and Orakei Basin Food Market.

I hope you enjoyed! If you have any more locations you love please let me know so I can visit them!

xxx frankie.b

 

my new mood board & update

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hello again! long time no chit-chat aye!

I’m gonna start with a little update on the things I’ve been loving as of late! I have been so busy with school like everyone else in my age group so I can’t wait for them holidays!

R E A D I N G

The Tomorrow series by John Marsden. I’m on the sixth one which says that I am thoroughly enjoying this series. If you live in Ozzie or Kiwi land you will have a pretty good idea of the books I’m talking about!

L I S T E N I N G

I am loving the Rookie Podcast right now, it’s so good and so damn inspiring. Song wise I’m digging; the guardians of the galaxy soundtracks, Heard ‘Em say by Mr. Kanye West, Finesse (Hey Baby) by Flamingosis, Cool by Zac Villere, The Cool Kids by BVGER and Nana by Polo & pan. My Spotify is frankie..b so Y’all can see what I’m listening to!

 W A T C H I N G

Buzzfeed Unsolved… I’ve watched every single episode of all three series and of course the post-mortems.  I am very interested in crime and supernatural stories and if you are too give it a watch, it’s on YouTube!

 

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This monstrosity of an Inspiration wall was what I spent a good 75% of my weekend making. I went through about 20 BuzzFeed Unsolved episodes while cutting all these out. This is above my desk and is jammed packed with my favorite images from Tumblr and Pinterest.

I am really into plants, shadows, pinks, yellows, and organic looking things. I like to incorporate quotes, images, and illustrations. If I could insert Publisher files I totally would so you could pick the ones that you love and stick them all over your walls. I’ll work on it!

 

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thanks so much for reading

xx frankie.b

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Beauty things I love.

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I have collected and curated my favorite looks again and this time they are beauty looks! Yet again all these pictures are not mine, they are from Pinterest which I spend endless hours scrolling through! I hope you enjoy!

*ribbon *

I am loving hairstyles with a bow of velvet, silky, or colored ribbon tied in. I think it looks very cute and sometimes edgy if paired with a teased ponytail or messy bun.

*colourful eyeshadow*

I am in love with these bright and fun eyeshadow looks that are all over Pinterest! Solange has the best eyeshadow I have ever seen. I need to buy and try 🙂

* single dot nails *

I have tried and tested this look and it is incredibly easy and looks too cute! I can’t wait to experiment with different colors.

* glittery eyes*

Another eyeshadow look I cannot wait to try. Again it’s a little over the top but I’m only young once right! I think glitter and sparkles make eyes shine!

this was short and sweet, xxx Frankie

new beauty bit’s

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Over the holidays I added a few new things to my ever growing collection on beauty bits. There is nothing I like more than opening, trying and loving a product for the very first time. As you may know, the most makeup I wear is mascara and lip tint so the majority of my beauty cabinet is skincare/ body care items. I have been on Pinterest a lot lately and have been feeling inspired to try out some colorful eye shadow and to start painting my nails in the weekends. I believe that having a little routine for school day and weekends in terms of day and night skin care is really important. I love the feeling of a cleansed toned and moisturised face and try to do this every morning and night, but I get tired sometimes as everyone does and this doesn’t always happen.  I will share more about this later.

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Now onto the products:

I spoilt myself with my birthday money and got a tube of the Aesop Rind Concentrate Body Balm. I love citrus scents so pink grapefruit,  mandarin rind, and lemon balm totally float my citrus smelling boat.  It’s everything a body/ hand cream should be, a little thick, not sticky, very nice to look at, and gorgeous to smell. Once it’s all gone I’ll buy another!

The other Aesop product was an instore gift as it was my birthday! It was actually so surreal when she gave me 2 mini bottles of product. The one pictured is the Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser. I’m not a fan of Geranium but as it has Mandarin the two scents blend really nicely and the scent actually stays on your body after washing which is a plus. The other little bottle I got given was the Rind Concentrate body balm like above and she said the two scents pair really nicely which I agree with. I think these are going to be great for traveling.

Third and final is the LUSH breath of fresh air toner. I love spray toners and toners in general and I have wanted this salty and fresh scented one for ages. I love it, its great, it does it job and very well too.  The only thing is when you spray it a lot come out so it’s easiest to spray it onto a cotton pad and wipe it on your face that way.

so these are my new things and I highly recommend you buy them too!

xxx frankie

The things I loved in the Holidays.

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Happy Friday (for some of you)! Week one of Term two over and to be honest I have found it very tricky to get back into the swing of things.  For some unknown reason I haven’t been sleeping very well, I have only been getting about 5 hours each night. So school has well and truly taken a hold of me but I thought I would share and reminisce on the things I loved during the holidays!

01. SHOPPING

As it was my birthday in April (there’s a post on that) I had some birthday spending money! I loved walking around the shops with my mum, brother, and friends without a time frame. I got some gorgeous clothes and knickknacks that I will share with yall soonish!

02. CITY EXPLORING

Auckland is a pretty big place and I think there is nothing better than being a tourist in your own city. I walked down Queens street,  Walked around Wynyard Quarter and checked out the World Masters games entertainment hub on Queen’s wharf, I went to Devonport, shopped at Britomart.  I had a fabulous time!

03. EATING

As I had more time in my day I put a little bit more time in the food I made and ate and also cooked some pretty good dinners. Eating out was pretty damn good too! 😉

04. ROOM RE-ARRANGING

As you may know, I change my room around and update my mood boards almost every week! I had a blast with all my free time having a major sort out of everything and making my room look beautiful and cosy for Autumn! Tell me if you want to see!

05. CRAFT

I spent day’s chopping things out of magazines, I made my very first wall hanging, I did some sewing. It was really nice to have the time to do some crafty things. It sounds awful but I hadn’t for a long time.

06. READING

ahh, I read books, magazines, design books, blog posts, articles, newspapers. My heads a hive of information.

xxx F

F R A N K I E B R A D F O R D

I Love Good Design.

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and the lovely folk at lunch lady magazine do it oh so well!

I thought I would share some of my favorite pages from issue 5 & 6 with you. But I totally recommend you grab one for yourselves! They are filled with recipes, tips and tricks and articles that are very nice to read! and to look at.

If you want to see more of the design things I’m loving follow my Pinterest here

xxx frankie

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an article by the beauty and love guru, Zoe Foster Blake.

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cute little sauce bottles by Beci Orpin.

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the peach and nectarine popsicles are the bomb.

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Fashion Things I Love & A Little Update

Hello, lovelies!

I am on school holidays! woo hoo! hopefully, that means some new content on this thing! I am totally going to enjoy this two-week break! I thought to go along with this post I will update you a little on me.

Watching: I have just finished 13 reasons why, and jeepers it’s good. It made me feel a lot of feelings.

reading: one flew over the cuckoo’s nest, I am enjoying this book but it has been a lttle hard to get into and understand, according to my english teacher is a year 12 book so that could explain it. I have also just finished Will Grayson, Will Grayson which was a nice light yet deep and humorous read.

Eating: easter eggs, obvs happy easter guys. And homemade fejoa sorbet with home grown fejoas.

Doing: tidying up and rearraging my room and listening to great tunes while doing so.

That’s all, for now, enjoy the fashiony stuff!

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I spend quite a lot of time on Pinterest which means i have found so many fashion trends/ items that I adore. What you have just had a look at are my current favs!

*The straight along singlet*

Ok, so I know that this is probably not the correct term for this singlet style but it makes logical scense. I have pinned so many variations of this style and I love the different ways they can be made and worn.

*The cane bag*

I have a little cane obbsession going on at the moment, I got a cane peacock chair from my grandad which is gorgeous, it casts beautiful shadows and is perfect for reading in. He also gave me a cane basket that is the coolest shape. As you can tell this new cane bag trend floats my cane boat.

*Mules*

Ahhh, velvet, suede, leather, emballshments, bright colours, there are so many amazing pairs of mules. I’m not into heels yet, though they would make me taller, but i know my first pair will most deffinitaly be a very cool pair of, not too tall, mules.

*Head scarfs and neck ties*

I love all the gorgeous patterns and prints of scars and bandannas and I have had a lot of fun tying my collection on bag straps, around my neck and in my hair. I might share a little neck tie outfit soon if y’all are interested. but yes, I am quite liking this look.

Of corse, there are more things I am loving and to keep up with the never ending fasion loves go check out my pinterest or leave your username in the comments and I will follow you!

xxx frankie.b