Friday, 29 September 2017

Why you need Havaianas



If there was one thing I was never quite prepared for when it came to pregnancy, it was how swollen my feet would be. I knew they would swell up a little thanks to water retention and the hot weather but I did not anticipate not being able to wear ANY of my shoes and I mean any. If I was going to have to wear flip flops, I was going to do so with style and so Havaianas came to the rescue. 
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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Inside Our Nursery



I'm so excited to finally share all the bits and pieces in our nursery, I say our nursery, it's actually our very large bedroom but with not moving until next year we made the most of the space we had. So here you have it, all the little pieces, toys, furniture and decorative bits we've included for Splodge.
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Monday, 25 September 2017

10 Thoughts I've Had About Breastfeeding


I've always said I would try breastfeeding, even before I fell pregnant but as the time comes closer I'm getting more and more nervous. The plan is to breastfeed but if it doesn't work, I'm not going to be forcing myself to do it so please no breast is best comments! There is such a debate around what people do with their own bodies and I think that, that more than anything is what makes me nervous. Over time I've had a number of thoughts about it so naturally they all went into a post...
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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Pregnancy Diary 36-38 Weeks



I've had a pretty eventful two weeks with my big old bump filled with lunch dates, coffee dates, shopping dates and a horrible incident with a bus driver. Splodge is now the size of a Pomeranian and kicking away making me a little uncomfortable with the odd rib jab. Nothing that a quick push back doesn't fix though. 
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Friday, 22 September 2017

Clarins & FEED Projects



Since 2011, Clarins and FEED Projects have been collaborating to bring a gift with purchase as well as being a social purpose by providing millions of nutritious meals to children in developing countries around the world.
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Introducing Formula 10.0.6 Skincare



I love discovering new skincare brands and the latest bundle to fall in my lap is from Formula 10.0.6, designed for troublesome skin. The range was founded by a chemist in 1933 using natural ingredients to help formulate a skincare routine especially for your skin and any concerns you may have. Now available in Boots and on Asos the range is even easier to get a hold of.
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Monday, 18 September 2017

Haircare to buy with your next food shop!



When it comes to my beauty products, packaging and the way it looks plays a massive part in what I buy which is why I've never tried Mane 'N Tail before, despite its cult following. The packaging just didn't entice me in so it's a good thing that with their latest launch within Sainsbury's stores that a box full of hair care treats arrived for me to try. Having now used the collection for a few weeks, I'm kicking myself that I haven't tried it sooner...
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Sunday, 17 September 2017

What's in My Hospital Bag


A few weeks ago I shared What's in Baby's Hospital Bag as when looking for posts like this myself, I would've preferred them separately so that's exactly what I've done. Today, I have What's in My Hospital Bag, think snacks, toiletries and lots of breast pads. While looking for advice myself, I found a lot of help on the We Made A Baby blog which quickly became my life saver so here is exactly what we've packed inside my bag ready for that hospital visit!
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Friday, 15 September 2017

22 Things not to say to new parents



We've mere weeks to go until our little one arrives and I've been thinking a lot about the last nine months. I've had a relatively easy pregnancy but the one thing that always kept coming up was the way people would constantly try and install fear inside you just before you're having a baby because they've been there, done that. They try and pass it off as advice but really, it's unsolicited advice no one wants to hear, the same advice they moaned about when they were pregnant. So here is a list of twenty things not to say to parents to be, all of which have been said during my pregnancy...
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Mega Multiple your Lashes with Revlon



I'm very particular about what I use on my lashes, I know what works for me and there isn't very many new releases that can sway me away from my norm. Revlon dropped a parcel into my lap recently full of products to create a go getting eye look with one of the products being the Mega Multiplier Mascara. Turns out I can be swayed...
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Monday, 11 September 2017

The Easiest Way to Thicker Hair



Summer can play havoc on your locks, after all that sun, sea and sand it can be left feeling pretty dry and flat so when the temperature drops it's time to give some tender, loving care before the freezing cold winter takes hold and does its damage too. I've been turning to Aveda recently when it comes to my hair and there's one styling product I think you'll love when it comes to caring for your post summer hair...
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Sunday, 10 September 2017

Pregnancy Diary 34-36 Weeks



Argh I'm 36 weeks pregnant, that's just four weeks or 28 days to go more or less. Where has my pregnancy gone? Everyone says that the final month drags and I kinda hope it does because I feel like my pregnancy is whizzing away in front of my eyes. I'll blink and he'll be two at this rate. 
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Friday, 8 September 2017

Skincare Workout with Mama Mio



One thing I was very aware of when falling pregnant was how much my body was going to be changing, it somehow had to stretch to accommodate a little human and I thought it needed a little help. I've been using a number of oils and creams throughout my pregnancy and have collected quite an impressive empties pile but one brand that just stuck in my heart was Mama Mio, with five products in particular being centre show.
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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Fragrance Direct Beauty Haul



Oh it's been a long time since I've done a good old fashioned haul post and I was due a treat before the baby made his arrival. I've used Fragrance Direct for the longest time so it's always my go to when it comes to a beauty treat or three especially as they're not just all about fragrance, think makeup, skincare, hair products and so much more! Grab your purses...
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Monday, 4 September 2017

Get the Glow for Less with Lola Makeup



I don't know about you but I feel like I'm not quite ready until I've dusted my favourite highlighter across my cheek bones. There are so many on the market now, that it can sometimes get a bit overwhelming at where to start. Marks & Spencer have transformed their beauty halls in recent years and Lola Makeup, a British cruelty free makeup brand created by beauty experts, have been a purse friendly addition which I have very much welcomed...
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Sunday, 3 September 2017

What's in Baby's Hospital Bag?


I cannot believe the time has come to pack the hospital bags, it's a little terrifying if I'm quite honest as it means we're getting closer and closer to the next chapter. I watched numerous youtube videos and read various blog posts before finally being able to make our trusty hospital bag list. I also found so much advice on the We Made A Baby blog which quickly became my life saver so here is exactly what we've packed inside Baby Spake's bag ready for him to enter the world.
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Friday, 1 September 2017

Your Beauty Club is Here


Your Beauty Club is the ultimate subscription free, no P&P beauty club in the UK, bringing you the best deals, samples, competitions and offers from the brands you love! Launching officially TODAY with deals from the likes of MAC, Estee Lauder, RedKen, Benefits and Boots to name but a few, all you need to do sign up and start claiming.
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