Monday, 18 June 2018

The Birthday Post | Turning 33



So I turned 33 on June 1st, and I was all ready to have a major sulk about it.

I’ve never been someone that likes getting older, and birthdays usually make me feel a little down. I’m not sure exactly why other than the sadness of the inevitable march of time, but I’ve always felt that way since I was a little girl.

If life is one long party, birthdays remind you that it’s getting closer to the time it all ends, and I don’t want to leave.

But when I woke up, the sun was streaming through the blinds, I had my lovely husband and son all snuggled up to me, and my baby daughter kicking away in my tummy, and I just thought - ‘What an earth have I got to be sad about?’.

I’ve got no reason not to celebrate - sure, I am now officially mid-30s but I’m in a really good place and blessed to have good health and my beautiful family, so feeling down because of an arbitrary number is ridiculous.

In the end, I had such a lovely day! First of all, it started with shopping, which is always a good way to begin.

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Friday, 8 June 2018

Revolution New Products | Haul & Review



It’s been a good long while since I did a haul from Revolution (they seem to have had a glow-up and dropped the ‘Makeup’ from their name, am I right?) but a few of their new launches were really catching my eye, so I placed a little order to sample some of their brightest and best new products.

Ever since they launched, the brand have always been one of my drugstore faves. Trend-led and always quick with the latest innovation, or product dupe, the prices are affordable while the formulas are great quality.

The only thing that’s been missing is the company’s persistently bad customer service (I even asked if they were losing the plot last time I ordered from the website). There’s nothing like poor service to leave a bad taste in your mouth, and I hadn’t placed an order with them since, but I was lured back by the deafening buzz around a couple of their new launches and to be fair, they seem to have realised that they really need to up their game, because this was a better experience.

So, what were the irresistible new products that caught my eye, and did they live up to the hype?


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Friday, 1 June 2018

Life Lately | May June 2018



You, a year ago. Where were you? What were you doing? How much has your life changed in just a year?

Well, thanks to this blog, I know that this time last year I was happily blogging OOTDs from Lake Garda in Italy. Today, I have the slightly less glamorous surroundings of home and just a few scanty weeks to go until my second baby arrives. I may not be able to recall what it's like having a normal waistline, but there are exciting times ahead...

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Thursday, 31 May 2018

Can Camping Ever Be Luxurious?

Woman Sits on Mountain Under Cloudy Sky at Sunset
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Adding a little luxury to your camping experience is more possible than you realise, and it’s something that you should most definitely be considering. If you love the idea of getting back to nature and exploring the natural environment but hate the idea of not getting a good night’s sleep and never really feeling comfortable, luxury camping is for you. So without further ado, here’s how to get it right.

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Thursday, 24 May 2018

New Beauty Discoveries I'm Loving | May 2018



There’s just so many amazing beauty products out there to discover, from glamorous luxury buys to the wonder items you stumble across in the supermarket while doing the weekly shop. What is a helpless beauty junkie supposed to do?

Something about being pregnant makes me even more interested in makeup and skincare. I think it’s because things are happening to your body that you don’t have a lot of say in, so making sure you have lashes on fleek and shiny hair is the one thing you still have control over!

So it’s little surprise I’ve been filling my basket with some new treats over the past few weeks. Here’s what I’ve been trying out…

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