Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Tummy Tuesday - 25 Weeks Pregnant Update

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Hey guys, I hope you're all well! I am 26 weeks pregnant tomorrow and I've finally made it back to work these last few days after essentially being off for two weeks. It's definitely a bit of a shock going back to work but I'm glad of it as not being paid really sucks! The date that I am going off on my maternity has been decided and it really isn't that far away; it's made everything seem so much more real. I just have to get December and January under me and then I'll be off. Not long to go at all!

Monday, 23 November 2015

Fun Winter Activities - Child Friendly Baking

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It's that time of the year when the weather changes and you have no hope of going outside without being soaked through or blown away like Mary Poppins and while we adults can generally deal with this, it's much harder for the little ones. Adam is 9 and full of energy and hates being cooped up - although, if he had his way, all he would do is play football outside or sit on the Xbox all day long. Sadly for him, the first can't happen and the second Rob and I won't allow to happen.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Tangle Teezer Review

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Hi guys, I hope you're all well. I'm pretty late to the Tangle Teezer bandwagon and boy, oh boy, do I wish I had bought one before! If you haven't heard of Tangle Teezer before it's a specially designed hairbrush which detangles your hair without pulling and causing any damage which can be used on wet or dry hair.

For reference, I have very long, thin hair and there is a lot of it so my hair tangles really easily. Rob also has a tendancy to twist my hair into lots of little knots and not tell me and these become monsters to get out without damaging the fudge out of my hair. So, because of this, I've been on the lookout for a decent hairbrush for a while that won't rip the head off me; I was using a standard paddle brush before.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

My Autumn Makeup

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Autumn is the time of year where the season really changes and that generally applies to fashion and beauty. I have to admit, I'm one of these people whose makeup doesn't really change year round and that's fine. There are no rules when it comes to makeup and I'm a big believer in doing what looks and feels right to you.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Tummy Tuesday - 24 Weeks Pregnant Update

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I can't believe I am 25 weeks pregnant tomorrow! While I feel like it's such a long time until 02 March but then I realise how much time has passed since finding out I was pregnant. 174 days pregnant... Crazy! Apologies for the awkward photo - I'm in my PJs (because I live in them) and yes, I am holding up my boob haha!

Saturday, 14 November 2015

NIVEA Creme Limited Edition Tins

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I have always been a big lover of Christmas but I definitely feel the love has gone into overdrive now that I'm pregnant. Although baby won't be here for this Christmas, I'm already starting to imagine all the little things I can get for her. So, I'm blaming my hormones for my sudden extreme love of anything remotely related to the holiday and why I got so excited when I saw NIVEA Creme Limited Edition Tins* which have adorable Christmas illustrations.

If you've never tried NIVEA Creme before, let me give you the low down on a great product! NIVEA Creme was the original NIVEA product and has been around since 1911 and it's formula has always been very closely guarded as it's such a loved cream (more than 15 million tins have been sold). This is one of those amazing versatile products that has a multitude of uses; you can use it as a lip balm, face moisturiser, body moisturiser, you can even use a little on your hair - the list goes on, really!

Friday, 13 November 2015

Barry M Natural Glow 2 Palette Review

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Barry M is a brilliant brand and they always surprise me with their fab quality products for prices that won't break the bank. It's one of the top brands I recommend to friends and family who want some decent makeup on a budget. The Barry M Natural Glow 2 Palette was a must when I saw it in Superdrug and I picked it up right away. Although I personally don't have the Urban Decay Naked palette, I thought this looked like a great alternative and for only £6.49 you can't complain!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Autumn/Winter Maternity Style

Hi guys, hope you're all well. One of the big things you have to deal with while pregnant is your ever changing body and, of course, that means having to buy yourself a brand new wardrobe. While everyone loves shopping, a lot of the time it's at the back of your mind as you have hundreds of other things to think about (making sure the nursery is ready, buying a travel system, buying bottles, buying baby clothes...) but it's important to think of yourself too.

Look 1: Jumper | Skinny Jeans | Cardigan | Boots 

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Tummy Tuesday - 23 Weeks Pregnant Update

Hi guys, I hope you're all well. Tomorrow I am 24 weeks pregnant! It's still so strange to think I am over half way there but there is still a very long way to go before we reach March. There are definitely times I feel like this pregnancy is lasting for ever but we did find out super early. If you're interested you can also read Tummy Tuesday - 22 Weeks Pregnant Update to see how I was feeling last week!

Monday, 9 November 2015

LUSH Hot Toddy Shower Gel Review

LUSH is just one of those brands that everyone loves, right? I didn't try anything from them for ages and then one day a friend of mine bought me one of their bathbombs - it was Phoenix Rising, if you were wondering - and that was me hooked. Rob and I moved house in January of this year and I haven't had many baths this year so a lot of that was still semi-packed away, so I had forgotten I had this little gem waiting for me! LUSH Hot Toddy is a limited edition shower gel that is perfect for this time of the year. It's essentially Christmas in a bottle.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

My Pregnancy Experience So Far

Hi guys, I hope you're all well! I haven't been feeling the greatest over the last few days and it reminded me that I haven't blogged on here about my pregnancy yet! I'm currently 22 weeks and a day while I write this on Thursday so every Wednesday is the start of a new growth period for baby (who we call Squidge, fyi)! 

Rob and I have always talked about having kids and it was last December we decided it was time for me to come off my contraception and for us to start officially trying. I had been on the implant before and was told my fertility could come back right away or could take 12 months to regulate. Luckily for us, we found out we were pregnant on the 20/06/15 this year and, to be honest, even though that was the moment we had been gearing towards for months it just didn't seem real (cue me insisting we get a ClearBlue test to confirm so I didn't get my hopes up). 

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Autumn/Winter Favourites

Autumn is, without a doubt, my favourite season of the year. I love the changing of the leaves, the fact there's crisp days without being too cold, you have the perfect excuse to get snug in front of the fire and so much more! Of course, as we come into the colder months, our whole routines get an overhaul and this is no exception when it comes to all things beauty.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Tummy Tuesday - 22 Weeks Pregnant Update

Hi guys, hope you're all well! This is going to be a new weekly series for the rest of my pregnancy! I couldn't think of a play on words for bump, so Tummy Tuesday will have to do, haha. I'm not wanting to do Mummy Monday posts until Squidge is here, either. This is a way for you guys to know whats going on with my pregnancy and it's something for my hubby and I to look over in the years to come!

Monday, 2 November 2015

Avon Advanced Techniques Moroccan Argan Oil Review

Hi guys, I hope you're all well. I've seen a real difference in my hair now that I'm pregnant; before my hair was always flat as flat can be and it's gotten oily very quickly whereas now there's a bit of volume and I find I'm not washing my hair as often as before. Because of this, I'm trying a little harder to have my hair look nice - I always took the lazy girls way out before - and I've been using the Avon Advanced Techniques Moroccan Argan Oil on my midlengths and ends.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Gone Girl Review

Hi guys! I hope you're all well. One thing you'll soon learn about me, is that I love reading. I can't think of anything that is better than getting lost in a good book, blog or article. I especially love fiction though. Getting lost in a world different to this - or just different to my everyday life - is an amazing thing! 

So, I thought why not blog about books I love and maybe don't? and here we are! I had wondered for a while which book to start with for this little series and decided on Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn as it's the book I have most recently finished and one that will probably stick in my head for a while.