Saturday, 22 September 2018

Autumn Style Haul | Zara Whistles Kurt Geiger & More

It’s been such a long time since I could wear non-maternity clothes that I may have gotten a little excited and ordered a few pieces I’ve had my eye on for a while to add to my wardrobe, even though it might be a few months before I lose the baby weight. Oops. 

Still, the thrill of clicking ‘add to basket’ is real! I figure I can use these new clothes as motivation for dropping some of these extra pounds and keeping me away from all the cake that seems to be a feature of every single mother-and-baby group I go to...


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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

#BFF Mama Style | Slogans & Stripes


There are many battles when it comes to breastfeeding - and style is one of them! 

Yep, far from being the natural, seamless experience that it's presented as in antenatal class, both times learning how to feed- and it is very much a learning curve - has been a struggle for me. 

Style may seem like a frivolous thing, but it’s actually about reclaiming a little piece of yourself when so much of you is wrapped up in caring for your little humans. 

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Sunday, 9 September 2018

Top Tips For Super Speedy Glam In Ten Minutes Or Less


Tick tock. Tick tock. As a busy mama, I'm always on the clock. 

You may have heard that newborns sleep a lot, and while that may be true, they tend to do it in short chunks while you're holding them, so actually getting things done can feel pretty impossible. 

My newborn doesn't tend to settle for a longer nap until mid-morning, and I need to be up and about long before then. My mornings disappear in a blur of feeding the baby, trying to get my toddler dressed, doing the nursery run and attempting to squeeze in a few household chores along the way. 

The time for a lengthy makeup routine is long gone - I'm winning at life if I get ten minutes, and that includes getting dressed! 

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Sunday, 26 August 2018

New In Primark Haul | Mama Fashion & Basics


Love it or loathe it, Primark has become an almost inescapable entity over the last few years.

It must be the great high-street success story in times when other shops are floundering - and we’re like moths to the flame with it's fashion-forward offering and ridiculous prices.

There are a lot of reasons to love Primark, and quite a few to loathe it, too.

Although it's ethical stance and sometimes it's quality can be hit and miss, I think that’s true of every high street shop. But if you are in need of inexpensive basics or that super on-trend item that you know you may not love forever, Primark is quite hard to beat.

I haven’t been in there for a very long time, but wanting some basics for my hospital bag, I made the trip - and of course, I found a few great pieces along the way!

Here’s a peek at what I picked up…

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Thursday, 16 August 2018

LookFantastic August 2018 | Review


Does being beautiful make you more confident?

Look Fantastic is still going strong for me, and August’s box is all about the intersection between beauty, confidence and mindfulness. Feeling good in your own skin is something that can be quite hard to achieve.

It’s definitely not dependant on what products line your bathroom shelves, but if you do find something that gives you a little boost, equally it can’t be a bad thing. I know I certainly have my much-loved favourites that help me to face the day a little easier.

Would the August box introduce me to anything new that had the same effect?

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Sunday, 12 August 2018

Beauty Pie Japanfusion Skincare | Review


When it comes to skincare, there seems to be two distinct types of people. There’s the ‘completist’, who uses every product in a specific line.

Then there's the ‘mix and matcher’, who is always drawn to try new things, and takes the best products from a few ranges. I'm definitely the latter, although at the moment I favour three brands - Nuxe, The Ordinary, and Beauty Pie.

So it's quite rare that I would use every product from a line, but I also know that they are formulated to be complementary and enhance the functions and properties of the other products.

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