Remembering Animals and Simon the Cat

It is coming up to the time of year when nature grows solemn and the year is drawing to a close. So, instead of my usual ramblings about hair, make up and such, I thought I would use my blog to share the other passion in my life. If you didn’t know already, I am… Continue reading Remembering Animals and Simon the Cat


Roaring 20’s Get Ready With Me!

One of the many reasons I love vintage style so much, is the creativity and transformation. From the make up, to the hair and the clothes, I love it all. Of course, I am primarily a 1940's and 50's lover, but I adore history and many different eras, including the 1920's. I share this love… Continue reading Roaring 20’s Get Ready With Me!

The ‘Vintage Boxed’ Subscription Box!

A few months ago, during one of my many scrolls through Instagram one evening, a certain post happened to catch my eye. A curated vintage subscription service called 'Vintage Boxed' that was due to launch in September. I was intrigued and so I signed up to the email list and waited for the launch date.… Continue reading The ‘Vintage Boxed’ Subscription Box!

Brown Smokey Eye tutorial [Vlog]

I have had a few requests from my previous tutorial, to do a make up tutorial on YouTube, so here it is! I had actually recorded this at the beginning of August, but with everything going on, I have finally find the time to edit and upload it. This is my go-to make up look… Continue reading Brown Smokey Eye tutorial [Vlog]

Happy Birthday Anchors & Swallows!

I can't quite believe it has been a whole year since I began writing this blog! When I sat down to write for the first time, I really didn't know what would happen, or if I would even be consistent enough to keep at it. But here I am, 45 blog posts later and honestly,… Continue reading Happy Birthday Anchors & Swallows!

Life isn’t just about being happy…

This post isn't a pity party. It's not for you to sit and think 'oh, how sad'. It's not for me to tell you how difficult the last few weeks have been. I am writing this in the hope that you, the reader, will realise the importance of the life you have been given, so… Continue reading Life isn’t just about being happy…

My New Obsession – Tropic Skincare

Skincare for me, has been a long process of trying products (many products), both good and bad, until I find something that suits my dry skin and keeps the breakouts at bay, as much as possible. Because of this, I often will find the products that do me well and stick to them. Well, my… Continue reading My New Obsession – Tropic Skincare

Guest Writing for Miss Charlotte Cake!

I have been writing this little ol' blog for a while now, and one of my main reasons for starting Anchors & Swallows was to join two passions in my life - vintage and writing. When I was at school, I loved to write poems, stories and descriptive writing, I had a vivid imagination and… Continue reading Guest Writing for Miss Charlotte Cake!

Collectif Sale Spending!

For the last couple of months, I have been counting down to one of my favourite times of the year... the big Collectif Clothing sale! Every year, big savings are to be had. I patiently waited until pay day to even take a glimpse of what was on offer. My first visit to the website… Continue reading Collectif Sale Spending!

Vintage Style TV Shows to Watch

I have grown up watching various television programmes based on what my parents and grandparents enjoyed watching - perhaps this influenced my love of vintage in the present day! I love history and I have been re-watching some of my all time favourite TV shows and thought I would share them with you - if… Continue reading Vintage Style TV Shows to Watch