Sunday, 30 March 2014
Thursday, 27 March 2014
Ever since I found out I was pregnant, I knew that I wanted Millie to be really involved with reading. I wanted to make a little reading corner in her bedroom with lots of pillows and a book case full of books and a little princess curtain to shut off too but unfortunately, we never ended up finding a house and have decided to stick it out another year in the flat until we find the perfect house for us. But, the book thing hasn’t changed. Millie has a few books that she loves to read and look at so when the kind ladies from Lucre PR sent me a bunch of goodies to review, including this lovely read along interactive Story Book and Teddy* I was thrilled.
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Monday, 24 March 2014
The weather is back to it’s English self again after a lovely 2 weeks and finally thinking that Spring/Summer was making an appearance! I even got my florals out to celebrate the sunshine and it meant that I could leave the house wearing sunglasses and it was acceptable! So, I guess that it’s back to the casual now and wondering whether it’s going to stay sunny, hail, rain or even snow!
I just want to add that I’ve really been loving doing my outfit posts (you can see my most recent ones here and here) and i’d love to know if you’re enjoying them too?! I can’t access an outside space to take photos like all the ‘big’ fashion bloggers do so my little hallway has to suffice - including trusting the flash to give the best quality photo! If you’ve got any hints or tips on taking outfit photos, i’d love to know them!
Sunday, 23 March 2014
Its getting closer and it seems to be all that is being advertised. Yes, Mothers Day is just around the corner and if you're like me, you're wondering about how to celebrate it with your Mom or Grandma.
Unfortunately, Adam is DJing in London on the Saturday night before Mothers Day and wont be back until later that day so we'll be celebrating the following weekend by going out for a meal or maybe going somewhere for the day (i'd love to
take Millie to the farm!). But
i'll be going to my Mums on that day just to wish her Happy Mothers
Day and to give her her gifts.
Now, buying gifts on Mothers Day can be seen as a little controversial. Some people don't believe in buying gifts for celebrations such as Mothers Day and Fathers Day but I do and I think it's nice to treat your Mom to something that she likes even if it's a bunch of flowers and a box of her favourite chocolates, she'll love what ever you get her! Or maybe you can take her out to lunch to her favourite restaurant or book a spa day for you both just to chat and chill out? Whatever you do, she won't mind as long as she's with you.
Being a Mom is bloody hard work and since having Millie, I have a whole load of respect for my Mom for going through that with me (and my brother and sister!) and to see she's come out of raising 3 kids gives me such strength in believing I can raise Millie in the way that she raised me.
Watch this adorable video and give your Mom a quick text to tell her she’s the best mom in the world (because she is, right!?) - I know it’s not Mothers Day yet but there’s no harm in doing it!
Friday, 21 March 2014
Okay, so… I need your help. I have a cousin’s wedding to attend in May but I need something to wear and I’m seriously struggling to
find pick something! It’s an English/Indian wedding so it’s going to be full of colour and I want to make sure I wear something colourful too but not too much.
Below are my top picks of dresses I’ve book marked and that I need to pick through and choose from! They’re all from Very apart from one that is from ChiChi (the Black/Ombre Dress) as they’ve got a huge selection of occasion wear dresses that are all a little different to high street shops! Also, most of them are from Collections such as Amy Childs, Kimberley Walsh etc so they’re not as available as high street dresses are so the chances that someone else rocks up in the same dress are slim…
Thursday, 20 March 2014
When I first purchased the Garnier Micellar water, I was a little apprehensive as i’d tried the Loreal 3 in 1 beforehand but I didn’t like it. It didn’t remove my makeup well enough and it left my skin feeling really dry so when I went to get my regular Garnier Simple Makeup remover, it wasn’t there and I came across this instead. I’m currently loving it and it removes my eye makeup with just one cotton pad (per eye) - that’s pretty impressive!! You can buy the Micellar Water from Boots here and it’s currently on offer at £3.33.
The Rimmel Stay Matte Primer, Stay Matte Powder, Urban Decay Lipstick in F-Bomb, Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Vampire Kiss, Vichy Dermablend Cover up Stick and the Perfume samples from Feel Unique as I had won a £25.00 gift code. I’ve been on the hunt for a good primer for ages as my skin is so oily at the moment so i’m hoping for good things to come out of the Stay Matte primer. The Urban Decay Lipstick was a bit of a treat as I get 10% off Urban Decay on Feel Unique as my product of choice (you can do this too just sign up to Feel Unique and choose your brand to receive 10% off - this week you currently get 15% off!) so getting it for £13.50 was a complete steal! The Tanya Burr gloss is just another to add to my ever-growing collection and you can see my previous reviews here. The Dermanblend cover up stick is going to be a holy grail for me when i’m working my 3:30am start shifts - covering up those dark circles just had to be taken into someone else’s hands! You can buy all of the discussed from Feel Unique here (Don’t forget to use NOTURAVG for 10% off).
I was recommend the Smashbox Photo Finish primer by Style and Splurging and Blog of Shadows and so I went and picked this up at the weekend using my Boots points. I also got a free miniature Full Exposure Mascara too! A freebie, with a freebie! You can get the Photo Finish Primer from Boots here for £25.00 or Travel Size for £12.50
The Loreal True Match foundation is another product that i’ve heard good things about and i’ve used it a few times and i’m enjoying it so far! It doesn’t blow my socks off though like my No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation does! You can get the Loreal True Match Foundation from Boots here for £9.99.
I’ll be filling you in in the weeks to come how i’m getting on with the lipsticks and primers so stay tuned!
What have you been buying recently?! Is there anything I need as a must have in my make up bag!?