Friday, 31 January 2014
Thursday, 30 January 2014
But while it’s still dull, dark and damp outside, i’ve put it with a fur gilet and some ankle boots! Perfect for a shopping day out!
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
I’ve said previously that I’m not that much of a skincare fanatic as I find changing things up too much really effects my skin and causes me to have breakouts but when I was asked if I wanted to try the Radical, Anti-Age Exfoliating Pads*, they sounded so different to anything i’d ever tried before and couldn’t wait to give them a go.
Liz and Rachel are the daughters of Dr. Richard F. Edlich MD.PHD and working in their father’s lab before the age of ten and at the University of Virginia Burn Unit, meant that they were exposed to the science of skin rejuvenation and wound repair at extreme levels. Later in life, what Liz & Rachel created in their lab sample bottles which they labeled with a magic marker and used for themselves and their friends radically changed their skin. Liz was stopped on the street asking what she used on her skin, Rachel's rosacea cleared and friends called having similar experiences and wanting more.
Sunday, 26 January 2014
This week seems to have absolutely flown by and we’ll soon be into February! I can’t wait as I’ve got a few things planned for Feb including a hotel break with Adam for some ‘us’ time, a lunch with some lovely bloggers I met at my East Midlands Meet Up back in November, Millie’s got her first birthday party to attend and I’m also going down to London to see some of my old uni friends! So it’s going to be a busy, busy month!
This week I eventually got myself a new hairdryer as mine stinks and is covered in sticky stuff from where products have leaked. This gorgeous tiger print Mark Hill one is perfect and it was only £17.99 from Boots! I also got a medium roller brush too to help control my new do! (£5.99 Boots) The New Revlon Matte Lip crayons were also on offer at £7.99 and 3-4-2 so I tested the pigmentation and was instantly impressed!
My dresser got waaaay too messy for my liking this week so I had a little move around and organised my make-up that lives in there. I still have more in a little wooden set of drawers from Ikea but I literally can’t fit anymore in my drawer!
I finally tried all of the products that were in the Origins Make A Difference set I got in the Sales (£19.39 Boots) and have been impressed with the moisturiser and the hand lotion. The Drink up Mask i’m not too keen on as my face feels sticky when I wake up! It doesn’t seem to have broke me out in any spots though which is a bonus! Look out for a better review on these soon!
I’ve started a new book this week, along with my uni work, and it’s Katie Price’s Autobiography - Love, Lipstick and Lies. I’m only about 10 pages in but I have general sympathy for her and what she had to put up with whilst dating Alex Reid! If you’re a fan of her or even just want to know the real story about what went on between her and Pete, you should definitely get this!
Friday, 24 January 2014
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Monday, 20 January 2014
*Originally written here*
One of the essentials to buy when preparing for a baby, is a cot or moses basket. Some people choose to put the baby straight into their cot from birth, others use a moses basket for the first few weeks and then change to the cot. When we had Millie, she was in a moses basket until she was around 3 months old as she was quite small. We didn't buy her cot beforehand as we had no room to store it so we waited until she was ready to go in it.
We went to good old IKEA to get her cot and bedding as i'd seen some I liked on the net but unfortunately, they weren't available for delivery. One thing I had forgot about IKEA furnitature though was flat pack. Ugh. And my lovely boyfriend didn't offer to help, so I struggled to put this up on my own. But I did it!
Emma 1 - IKEA 0
At first, we put the moses basket into the cot so Millie could get used to being surrounded by the bars etc but it didn't really seem to bother her. The only problem we were having was swaddling her and keeping her arms tucked in. When she was first born, she loved to be swaddled but its hard to do in a cot as its a bigger area and the blankets don't reach the sides to tuck in so... We invested in a sleep suit. We got ours from Amazon but you can buy them pretty much anywhere that sells baby stuff now! It also stopped her from rolling over as she was doing this from 4 months old! It doesn't stop her now though - she ends up in all sorts of positions!
Cot - IKEA £60.00
Bedding (tucked in at the back for now) - IKEA £12.00
Her teddies are something i'd like to keep forever. They all mean something! Minnie come from Brighton when we went on holiday earlier this year (see what else we got up to here), Big Bunny is from my Aunty and she got it when she was born, Teddy is from my Sister and she also got that when she was born, Little Bunny is from my little brother as a late Easter present and the Monkey is one of my favourite teddies which i've now passed down to her.
The sheep, is a teddy, but it's also a white noise device. If you don't know what I mean by white noise, it's sounds like the vacuum, or rain, or the TV when it has no signal. It's the sort of noise that babies hear when they're in the womb so when they're distressed, if you play this, it settles them! It's been a lifesaver from day 1 but we never knew about this until a month or so ago. Before, we were using an app on our phones which just wasn't convenient. You can buy Ewan the Dream Sheep here.
What does your little one have in their cot!? I'd love to know!