Thursday, 30 April 2015

April Haul: Urban Decay, Asos, Steve Madden, Nars & More

Hello lovelies
Haul posts are always one of the most popular things I put on the blog, and as a hopeless retail addict, there will always be stuff to post about with me, so I decided to do a collective April haul.

I didn’t actually think I’d bought very much this month, but when you start to add it all up, you realise there’s quite a lot there!

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Review: Secret Saviours Stretchmark Prevention System

Apart from the obvious (giving birth, need I say it!) the thing most women dread about pregnancy is getting stretchmarks.

A quick glance on any search engine will show scores of questions about how to prevent them, effective treatments to make them fade, and women worried about feeling themselves again when they’re criss crossed with little tramlines that weren’t there before.

Well what if I told you there is a scientifically proven way to prevent them forming? You’d want to know more, right? Well, read on…


Saturday, 25 April 2015

Life Lately April 2015

Hi dolls

How has your April been so far? Are you feeling more spring-like?

I feel like this month is going ridiculously quickly. We’re racing headlong towards summer, and for me, the end of summer is going to bring about some massive changes in my life.

I’m trying my best to feel prepared but I am having momentary freak-outs about all the things I need to choose/decorate/buy/get done before August! But mostly its been a really nice few weeks. Here’s
what I’ve been up to this month...


Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Pink or Blue? My Gender Scan

Yesterday was our much-anticipated 20 week scan.

I didn’t really have my head around the whole ‘we’re having a baby’ concept for the first scan at 13 weeks AT ALL, so although it was an amazing experience - and it began the bonding process that I needed - I knew that this one would be far more emotional.

I was also really keen to find out the gender. A lot of people have very strong feelings on this. Some people think they ‘know’ it will be one or the other, based on all kinds of weird things like:

• The shape of the bump
• Where you’re putting on weight
• Whether you had morning sickness or not
• If you crave sweet or savoury food
• Certain counts in your blood and what number they are

Do any of these ‘predictions’ work? I can comprehensively say now, no they do not!


April Glossybox Review: Lord + Berry, Pop Beauty & More

Where has the last month gone? The April Glossybox has just landed, and it only feels like five minutes since I received the last one – I love a month like that!

This month’s box is The Iconic Edit. Its all about classic looks, enduring icons, and products that will never go out of style.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Library of Fragrance: The smell of a thunderstorm + win £250 Boots hamper!
The trouble with perfumes today is that they can be quite samey.

Everything is fruity-sugary-appley at the moment, and it begins to be very bland.

Every two bit D-lister has a generic perfume out. And usually, in the immortal words of Mean Girls, they make you “smell like a baby prostitute”.

Who wants to smell like everyone else after all? Fragrance is so personal. It tells our story, it projects a mood, it triggers memories. It tells the world who we want to be.

That’s why I absolutely love hot brand The Library of Fragrance. They specialise in highly unique, bold, single note scents and poetic interpretations that stand apart from the usual offering and let you tell the story that you want to tell.

Read on, because there's a chance to win a £250 Boots fragrance hamper at the end of the post!


Thursday, 16 April 2015

Review: Clinique Pop Lip + Primer

Imagine your dream lipstick formula.

What would it look like? 

Bright pigment? Check. Creamy, moisturising finish? Check? Smoothing appearance? Check. Long-lasting? Check? Beaut packaging? Check, check, check.

You may just have imagined the new offering from Clinique, Pop Lip Colour + Primer. 

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Week 18 & 19 Update

Hello my lovelies

I’ve combined my weeks 18 &19 updates, because there wasn’t a lot new to say for each separate week.

Touch wood I’ve still been healthy so far, apart from a couple of evenings of mild physical discomfort due to aches and growing pains, but nothing bad. 

My extreme tiredness has let up and other than still feeling a bit more emotional than usual, and getting used to a visible bump, I could almost forget that I’m pregnant most of the time!

I’ve started to feel movement at certain times, which is amazing. The first thing I felt were some dull kicks. But the second thing I felt really emotionally affected me….

As mentioned, Seb went away to Berlin over Easter Weekend, for our brother-in-law-to-be’s stag do. 

He was really dreading going to begin with and kept saying he wouldn’t have gone if he’d known I was going to be pregnant. 


Monday, 13 April 2015

TAG: Liebster Award 2015

A massive thank you to the gorgeous and terrifyingly stylish Claudia of for nominating me for the Liebster Award.

This is something I really like, because its about friendships and bloggers supporting other bloggers. 

You get nominated, answer the questions, nominate a bunch of people, send them some questions to answer and so the love goes on.

Claudia’s questions are really funny and original. Mine will not be as much, because I’m rubbish at thinking of stuff like that. But here goes!

Friday, 10 April 2015

Stealing Beauty: MUA Luxe Velvet Review

Deep, dark, sexy, crimson stained lips.

Isn’t that a beauty dream for all of us? 

Well, I recently found the most gorgeous red velvet lip stain for just £3.00 and it doesn’t get much better than that.

This is the Luxe Velvet range of lip stains from MUA, a brand who are on fire in terms of producing high-quality, affordable products.

This is one of my favourite discoveries from them – and widely held to be a great dupe for the famous Lime Crime Velveteens.


Wednesday, 8 April 2015

OOTN: Spring Maternity Style

Hello my lovelies

I haven’t done a good old outfit post for quite a while, and especially at the moment as my wardrobe is very limited. 

Style becomes quite a strange concept when your pregnant – it definitely becomes more about comfort than anything else! 


Friday, 3 April 2015

Week 17 Update

It’s presto change-o this week, as I’ve started to feel very differently from previous weeks. 

All of sudden, my bump has visibly expanded out of nowhere and I’m feeling very conscious of carrying a little one, in a way I didn’t before.

There’s a big difference physically now – its gotten to the stage where strangers can see I have a bump, and that feels odd. 

Before, it was like a warm little secret, whereas now it’s my identity to other people. I am ‘that pregnant lady’, and I’ve never identified myself that way before.


Thursday, 2 April 2015

Review: Sonia Kashuk Make a Face Brush Set

Hands up all make-up addicts? 

I’m guessing that if you’re reading this, that’s likely to be you. Its certainly me. 

When I saw this make-up brush set from Sonia Kashuk, I got all the symptoms. 

Racing heart beat. Sweaty palms. Thinking about the object of my desires day and night.

Did I need this set? No. I own more makeup brushes than I can possibly need. 

Did I want it? Oh god, yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. 

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