Thursday 30 May 2013

My First MAC Lipsticks

I wonder how many of you that joined in the #bbloggers chat last week bought some fancy new lipsticks, hey!? I know I did! 

Yeah... you saw right. My FIRST MAC Lipsticks were purchased with thanks to the #bbloggers chat last week and I am so glad that I got them. I absolutely love them! I love them that much, they're still boxed and on show on my make-up box! 

A bit of a debate was sparked up over what shade I should get for my first lipstick and 'Girl about town' was recommended quite a few times... So was 'Hue' and 'Creme Cup' but i'm more of a bold colour type'a girl so natural and nude shades aren't really for me. Keeping this in mind, when I saw the colour of 'Girl about town', I fell in love instantly and added it to my basket... 

I then come across 'Cockney' as I dangerously browsed the MAC website the day after and this somehow found its way into my basket and then through my letterbox a few days later. Oopsie! 

 Top - Cockney Bottom - Girl about town
 Left - Cockney Right - Girl about town 
 Right - Girl about town Left - Cockney
Girl about town 
(I apologise for 1: my skin & 2: the picture quality. I haven't been taking care of my skin like I should so i've broken out a little & my camera is broke so i'm having to use my iPhone)

I must admit, I was weary about spending £14 on a lipstick because my lips are probably my worst feature in that they are always SO dry and chapped and I constantly pick them (bad habit) but both of these lipsticks are nourishing and they didn't go dry at all. 

I wore 'Girl about town' on Saturday and it stayed on for over 6 hours and only come off really when I started eating / drinking. Even then, I was still left with a bit around the edges so it's staying power is incredible. It is a gorgeous Barbie Pink colour which stands out and looks fab with a bold eyeliner and big lashes!

I wore 'Cockney' on Sunday and again, it stayed on for a good few hours and only really came off once I ate. It's shimmery colour means that I applied a little more than normal to give a bolder colour but I think maybe next time, I will apply over a liner rather than layering the lipstick. It is a shimmery Red colour but not too dramatic which is why I wanted to apply a little more to help it stand out a bit. 

I'll definitely be buying another colour and already have a few in mind so keep your eyes peeled for the next addition to my growing MAC Lipsticks! 

Tuesday 28 May 2013

I'm back - Life Update


Would you believe it's been 4 WEEKS since Millie was born!? 

It's gone so fast but Millie is now a month old and time has just flew! I'm slowly recovering and getting used to being a Mommy but it's definitely hard work. I don't really get time during the day to blog at the moment so I read up on Blogs on my phone whilst i'm feeding her and try to keep up to date with them all as much as I can. Whilst she is napping though, I thought i'd try to put together an updated post (Mainly pictures of Millie) with whats been happening over the last 4 weeks...

Mommy & Millie Cuddles - It seems to be the only way she falls asleep at the moment, but as long as she's not crying... I don't mind!  

 But there are nights where she just doesn't stop crying as she suffers with Colic (trapped wind) so we try and find the most comfortable way to get her to sleep and this seems to be one of them. She was fast asleep here! 

She's finally getting used to having a bath now! Although she looks a little suprised here, she was so calm and splashed in her little washing up bowl for a few minutes rather than crying the whole time!

She enjoys lying on her Jungle Gym and having a kick but she gets bored within 5 minutes and I normally have to pick her up and sing to her to settle her to sleep!

I love this photo! It looks like she's smiling at me but I was actually winding her at the time so it was probably just wind!

Its very rare she falls asleep on her bottle but this time she did and she stayed there for a good hour too! 

 Our first photo as a family and I look terrible!! I reeeaaaaally need my hair cut!!

We went to a Christening last Sunday and she wore a pretty pink dress (something i'd never be seen in) and looked soooo cute! It was such a lovely day too!

Another favourite picture of mine - she looks so different here and has changed so much since she was born! 

Adams friend sent her some size 1 Converse that are so adorable. She's got 2 pairs now but they're both a little big so i'll try again in a few weeks time to see if they fit her! 

After the #bbloggers chat the other week, I finally bought my first two MAC Lipsticks! I got Cockney & Girl about town. I LOVE them both but Girl about town is my favourite. 

When you're doing 6 feeds a day you have to entertain yourself somehow...

This was on a day that she just wouldn't sleep and cried so much. She finally slept for about half an hour on the bed tucked up listening to my White Noise app. It's an absolutely life saver when she won't settle! 

We went to Adam's Mum & Dad's caravan in Tewkesbury on Saturday for the day. The weather was beautiful, Adam did some fishing and played in the kayak whilst I played Mom and looked after Millie. The lads then got a BBQ setup - look at the meat! NOM!

If you follow me on Twitter you'll see I had posted this photo on there. She had been awake ALL day with 10 minute naps here and there... She was so tired that when I was winding her, she fell asleep and stayed asleep for 4 hours! 

My sisters rabbit is like a human, I swear. She's so clever, she even plays football! 

Yesterday, we took a trip to one of the local Reservoirs but it was so windy we didn't stay long. It has little man made beaches all along the water. Such a nice place in the middle of Derbyshire! 

Hopefully, now she's starting to sleep a little more in the day, I can get back into Blogging. I have so many reviews that I need to write up but unfortunately haven't had the time to get posts up on them. I won't be using my camera for a while though because I fell over at the caravan and sprained my ankle... Whilst holding my camera! And now it won't work :( So until that's fixed, i'll be using my phone as it's quick and easy to transfer photos from there to my computer! 

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Monday 27 May 2013

Clothing Haul

If you noticed before I gave birth, I had a massive urge to go shopping but because I had a bump, it'd be pretty pointless in me going and then nothing fitting me in a few weeks so I saved up some moneys in hope that I could go shopping once Little Boo was born. 

Due to having an emergency section, I haven't been able to get out and about as much as i've wanted but I did manage to stroll around town for a few hours last weekend and picked up a few cheeky bargains in the sale. I didn't want to spend too much and then loose weight (yeah right) and have all that i've bought be too big on me so I just got a few simple things that can be worn if when I do loose the baby weight and won't look too baggy on me.

I really want to try and get some colour into my wardrobe for summer (not that we will probably have much of one) so I tried to pick up things that weren't black or boring grey colours!

Primark Multi-Coloured Midi Dress £10.00

H&M Jersey Dresses £7.99 each

 Office Converse Low £44.99

 Newlook Black Maxi Dress £5.00

River Island Green & White Polka Dot Dress £15.00

Topshop White Skater(ish) Dress £10.00

Newlook Comic Midi Dress £16.99

Topshop Printed Skater Dress £26.00

 Newlook Polka Dot Midi Skirt £6.00

 H&M Denim Look Dress £7.99

Primark Studded Vest Tops £3.00 each

There were so many bargains but unfortunately, a lot of the things I had tried on didn't fit me right and i'm still a little bit tender to wear tight fitted things so the dresses and tops I picked up are perfect and are great summery type pieces! 

Have you got any bargain buys recently!? 

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