Live In Luxury For A Whole Lot Less

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When we were kids, the idea of living in a luxury home with all the trimmings was a given. We were going to live in a palace where we had everything we could ever want or need with absolutely zero reasons to leave. It was going to be our little slice of heaven - a thought every single person shared at some point in our bright-eyed youth.
But then adulthood slaps you with a little sense of reality and you realize a one-bedroom apartment in the third-nicest part of Chicago is going to be as good as it gets until those winning numbers turn up on your lotto ticket. But whether you live in a cute little one bed or you have a place fit for a princess, there are some simple ways to turn your home into a paradise you'll never want to leave. Like the lyric goes: “home is where I want to be, pick me up and turn me around”.

1. Bathroom To Relax In
Yes, a floor standing tub with gold claw feet and a TV on the wall in front was once the dream, but a relaxing bathroom can be done for a whole lot less. All you need is a few tall houseplants dotted around the place, some flickering candles and a bathtub caddy that can hold a glass of Provence rose and a Netflix-loaded tablet. Now that’s living. 
2. Feel The Rainbow
There is something magical about stepping into an old building with stained glass and watching as a thousand shards of color dance around the room. It’s almost breathtaking. Thankfully, you can bring this look and feel home with you for barely anything. Simply buy some magical rainbow window film and pop it all the windows you want a little more privacy from without sacrificing any of the natural light.
3. It Just Makes Scents
Nothing gives a home a more luxury, wonderful, familiar and homely vibe than a certain scent. It’s about getting home from the hardships of everyday life and being soothed by a distinct smell the moment you open your front door. In our heads, that would be the smell of home-baked cookies, but that’s not always possible, which is why you should visit www.aromatech.com and check out their range of aroma oils. You could have a bathroom that smells of pineapple, a living room basking in coconut and a bedroom that dances with vanilla. Mmmm. 

4. Shower Singing Is A Must
If there is one thing that will make a home a happy place it’s being able to make your every shower that extra dollop more glorious by blasting out your favorite shower songs from a waterproof speaker and singing them at the top of your lungs, like a dawn chorus that makes you smile for the rest of the day. 
5. Massaged While Reading
Since the Cronut was first introduced in New York City, everyone thinks the greatest pairing of all time is the croissant and the donut. But we disagree. It’s actually being able to sit in bed and getting massaged in the arms of a massage rest while reading your favorite book and slurping on a cup of coffee, which is why you need to get one of these luxury-life devices.


Tidlrs - For The Luxury Lifestyle Lover

This January I started off the year promising myself to travel more; and find and search some of the more luxurious and elegant brands to adequately spend all my money and different places to spend my time, either in the UK or abroad. When you're away from home, your locations should be as good if not better than what you're used to. We all scour the internet, scrolling endlessly at lustworthy photos of exotic locations, in-style fashion pieces and spending far too much money on creating the elegant lifestyle we all crave. There is however, an online place where you can find all this and more, at Tidlrs, an innovative marketplace for luxury brands.

Tidlrs have completely had me lusting over all the hot places and brands at the moment on their Instagram, and I highly suggest have a click on over there for five star photos of the current luxury market. Any blogger would be in luxury heaven! Their newly launched blog and journal offers all the up-to-date

What They Do

Tidlrs is a new online marketplace housing different categories, which you can find on their website, for luxury brands. If you want to know what is luxury and upto date, then Tidlrs is the place to browse, to find the top destinations of the moment and reach for your notebook and pen and start planning those luxury holiday stays, because with professional journalists, their articles keep you posted with recent events, jewellery trends, interiors, exhibitions, all sat neatly in the heart of the luxury market. They pride themselves in being able to give visitors a 360 luxury experience, and with their new blog launching, "The Edit", the new topics of every aspect and category will be easily accessible and their website is aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate.

Brands Joining

Any luxury brand or company can join Tidlrs, with incredible exposure to a plethora of people worldwide. They're based in Dubai but their market stretches worldwide, and any company who joins with them, will receive a complimentary package, with a free 6 month subscription, allowing them for half a year to be open to a huge market and be part of the Tidlrs world. Essentially, it allows companies from the luxury market an advertising space on their platform. They create a Brand page and Category pages which allows people searching for specifics to find you right away. In essence, Tidlrs makes it easy for people to find you and spread the word on what you're doing.

Keep an eye out for their newly launched blog, it has oodles of luxury news about where to stay, where to eat and what brands are hot and if you're someone who loves to lust over luxury items, then Tidlrs is going to be the place to put on your subscription list. Afterall, we all want to be upto speed on new gossip, to share with friends and family. What are your favourite luxury brands and top destination picks of the summer?



What MyHeritage DNA Results Have Taught Me!

When I was kindly contacted by the team at MyHeritage to do a MyHeritage DNA test, I jumped at the chance! I had a very vague idea of my heritage, I thought it was mostly going to be Irish, English and Scottish; I had wondered if there was a tiny bit of southern European in me, as many people often ask me if I had any Spanish or Italian origins. I received my kit through MyHeritage, which involved a very simple task of swirling the swab around your cheek (one swab per cheek), snapping off the end into the little pot of liquid and sending it abroad.

It states that it takes upto 4 weeks to get your results, because of travelling time but mine came through quicker. I had been incredibly excited because it really does give you a true sense of belonging, as well as excitement into where your ancestors came from and some of your traits, characteristics that may come from other parts of the world. Once you have sent your kit off, it's vital to activate it online, that way you can make your own family tree if you wish and you can have email reminders sent when your DNA is in the lab and when you get your results! It is super easy and really fun to set up all your details and await the results!

The Results! 

I received an email over the weekend from MyHeritage to let me know that my DNA results had come back. I anxiously clicked onto the results to see what my heritage would be and it's safe to say I had some serious surprises...and surprises that truly made me see the world and the way we look at our culture much differently. As you can see from my results below, it came back as 0% English. Being born and raised in England, and nearly all my family members being born and raised here in England, it came as a huge shock to see that there was no English ancestry. 51.6% of my DNA was as expected, Irish, Scottish and Welsh. Coming from a predominantly Irish background from my maternal side, I had a feeling this would probably be a higher percentage, but just a little over half of me is from the British isles.

However, I was also nearly just as shocked to find out that just about a whole other half of me is Western European. Although the results are rather broad, it takes into consideration a lot of the western countries, I did believe that it could be mostly French ancestry with my surname being of French origin, but I did not realise it would be such a high percentage!

Thirdly, the tiny little bit of DNA left in me, is from the Middle East! That I did NOT expect but that is the one that excited me the most. I have been racking my brains wondering how and where this may have come from, such a teeny percentage of me, but still, a part of me. Perhaps this is where my love for hot weather has come from! Or my love of more exotic foods! The possibilities are endless, and truthfully, it has made me want to visit the Middle East even more now. The other thing that MyHeritage DNA test has given me, is an even bigger insight into the world. It certainly should make everyone a little more sensitive to immigration and other races. You never know what DNA is within you, or even who you may be a distant relative of. The possibilities are endless and it's been a fantastic learning curve!

If you wish to grab a DNA kit today, then click here and start uncovering your past today! £75 for the kit...but well worth it if you would like to find distant relatives! I did uncover quite a few fourth and fifth cousins in the USA which is very exciting and have already got into contact with them to see how we may be related and who we may be related to! The opportunities are endless!  

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