The Lifestyle Ladies Collaboration: Becoming a Plant Mum

For this month, our theme is Spring!

Not only is our theme spring but we’ve also had a little revamp! We are no longer The Blog brew, we are The Lifestyle Ladies Collaboration!

This month I am writing about my plant babies I have! Recently moving house I wanted more plants knocking around my house so decided to get some, little did I know I got quite lucky in this department, my mum got me a beautiful plant for when we moved in, as well as a birthday orchid! I also picked up an Ivy as well and when its big enough is going to sit nicely on our shelves in our kitchen!

So this plant above, the Maranta Leuconeura, was one that my mum bought we when we moved into the house! The SIZE of this plant when we moved in was TINY, Like it didn’t even go over the edges of the beautiful pot she’s in. I like to name my plants I don’t know about you guys, so this lovely lady is Mary the Maranta! The joys of the Maranta is that its very low maintenance, I water her maybe once a week, once every two weeks. Once every two weeks is the instructed amount. She is also due to sit in indirect sunlight, but she seems pretty happy where she is and it isn’t direct sunlight all day. As you can see, she needs repotting ASAP! I already have a pot ready to go (unfortunately, I bought an outdoor pot for an indoor plant, doh).

She sits quite happily in my lounge on the windowsill, but she also has a neighbour! Ollie the Orchid!

Ollie the Orchid was my birthday present (yet again from my wonderful Mumma, she does well). Wherever I live I always have an Orchid (apart from uni because that just wasn’t feasible for my lifestyle). When I lived in Watford I had a huge beautiful purple Orchid the lived on my windowsill all year and it was beautiful, I’ve wanted one for the house since we moved in so when I received this in the post I was so happy! Once again Ollie sits on the windowsill and gets watered once a week, some of the blooms have already opened so I’m excited to see the rest!

Finally, we have Ivy the Ivy. I KNOW, So creative right? Ivy is a new one for my kitchen, She’s quite happy just sat by my lamp at the moment, I have just moved her to my windowsill for more light as she needs it! But once she gets a bit bigger she’s going to live on top of my kitchen units and hang down over my sink! I promise its more aesthetically pleasing than it sounds, haha! She gets watered maybe once or twice a week and I can’t wait for her to grow bigger.

I don’t have a good track record when it comes to keeping plants, so if anyone has any more advice I will gladly receive it in the comments! My last plant I had at uni was de-potted after the curtain it was behind caught on the leaves (it was spiky), and when the curtain was pulled back the entire plant was pulled out of the pot which made me very sad. So I’m trying to not let that happen again!

Here is to hopeful success as a plant mum! I’ll let you all know how I’m getting on on Instagram! I’m currently on a social media break right now, so I promise there will be more to update when the time comes.

Don’t forget to check out the lovely ladies blogs below!;

Birchbox – January Products

This Months Goodies!

This months Birchbox was incredibly pretty. Pink, white and silver lined marble, it was one to admire for sure! Plus this month Birchbox teamed up with Rochelle Humes!

Naming the box ‘Just the way you are’.This box is all about more self care, more self love, you are great just the way you are. How you can learn to “embrace what makes you, you”. Really warm words which a lot of people need to hear!

1.The Beauty Crop Glow Milk

This one came in an actual small milk carton! It is actually so cute and cool, I am very excited to use this product as I have never used anything like it. It even has coconut and organ oil in, really good for the skin. Hydrating too! – RRP £15.00

2. Greenfrog Botanic Argan Oil Body Lotion

A recyclable bottle, more Argan oil and 48 hour moisturising power! I have the driest skin so I am excited to use something other than my E45! 85% Natural ingredients and smells really fresh – RRP £9.95

3. Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvinator

This one will be really great for my face in the mornings! A full sub that smells like papaya and has micro-crystals and aloe! I love aloe and find it so refreshing so it will be nice. I can’t wait to use this after taking my make up off as well. My face will feel so fresh! – RRP £26.00

4. Melusine Jade Roller

I am incredibly unsure about this one. I have never used anything like this before and I am unsure if i will use it. It is for contact use on your face to get rid of lines and keep your skin soft, refreshed and fast track flawless skin! “Perfect for easing stress at the end of a long day”. – RRP £15.50

5. Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner

Birchbox has made me love Philip Kingsley products. Tangle free is what I DREAM of, especially with the length of my hair. I don’t know what it is like to not have knots. Apparently this will also make your hair shiny and keep its bounce, I Love my waves. “Say hello to good hair days!” – RRP £19.50.

So that is what I received this month, Was really happy with this box as I will use all of the products as soon as possible! It’s not something I have to wait to use, It is so nice enjoying my self care routines more and Birchbox has really, really helped me to do that!

I have a small box in my bathroom absolutely filled with my products waiting to be tried and tested, makes everything that little more exciting!

Until next month! J x