Friday, 18 March 2016

Five Favourites for March


Hello lovelies! I’m back with my Five Favourites series – a quickfire showcase of the bits and pieces making me smile each month, from beauty and baby stuff to culture and food.  Just general all – round fantasticness.

March has been a whirlwind so far, I swear life is passing so fast these days. I don’t know where the weeks go! However, I have found some little lovelies along the way. Here they are...



Ted Baker Majestic Marvels


I was lucky enough to receive this gift set for Christmas, but I’ve only just got around to using it. It’s really brightening up my mornings!

The set is so generous, because it comes with two large Body Washes and two large Body Lotions – one each in Jasmine, Neroli & Musk or Violet, Vanilla & Amber, plus two Bubble Baths and a 50ml Hand Cream the perfect size for your bag.

The scents are gorgeous, and would you just look at how achingly pretty the packaging is? The floral pattern with touches of rose gold looks so deluxe!

As well as the mountains of product, it all comes packaged up in a hard sided zip-up case that will be perfect for storing make-up in.

John Lewis Crop Maternity Bras


This might seem a little bit of a weird inclusion at first, but for anyone who’s expecting or breastfeeding you’ll probably know how hard it is to find a good bra.

Because you shouldn’t wear underwired bras, most of them are completely soft cup and I found they made my boobs look awful, just really shapeless and heavy. No uplift at all!

Finding bras with shaping is hard, and then those that you do find are usually stiff and uncomfortable, or front-fastening, which Ive grown to dislike (as they’re prone to pinging open!)The struggle is real!

After a long search however, I’ve found these. They’re a beautiful soft jersey fabric that’s super-comfy but they have some foam padding in the cups which gives a nice shape under clothes. They also have the strap opening, which I find much easier and more discreet for feeding in public.

I was really pleased to find these as they’re nicely made and not too expensive at £16.00 each. I also like that they’re nice plain colours as I really don’t do cutesy patterns!

Rodial Stemcell Superfood GlamBalm Multi


This little lovely has been my skin saviour over the winter, and our love affair shows no signs of fizzling out.

Its a multi-purpose cream so it actually has over 100 uses, from removing makeup to smoothing hair, but I’ve only ever really used it on my face, although I take it with me when I travel in case I need to use it for other things as well.

The super-thick balm texture is very soothing and I like to use this at night to let it really sink in and work its magic.

The formula has a mix of vitamins and oils and is packed with Alpine Rose stem cells and Hyaluronic Spheres to plump out skin, kill off fine lines and intensively hydrate. All hail the little purple tube...

Tiger Ceramic Dishes


I was killing time in the city recently and I came across Tiger, which is a Scandinavian homewares shop I had never seen before (where have I been?).

They had so many random, cute little gifty bits and all the prices were amazing too. These beautiful little ceramic dishes caught my eye. They’re supposed to be for holding soy sauce and picked ginger and things, but they’re far too pretty for that in my opinion.

I’ve popped them on my dresser instead to hold tealight candles and stray earrings and such. I love that I’ve finally discovered Tiger and I’ll definitely be returning there.

A Brief History of Seven Killings – Marlon James


Now that Theo has a regular long afternoon nap, I get a little time to myself during the day all of a sudden. I charge around doing the housework, but I make sure I grab a sit down with a cup of tea as well, and I’ve finally been able to start reading again!

I didn’t have the time or the mental capacity for that for a while and I really missed it. I’ve been reading this, which scooped the Man Booker Prize last year.

Its a multi-narrator narrative which look at the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in 1976 and political events after that, told by a host of characters, living and dead.

Its not a subject I know anything much about, so I’m really enjoying this ambitious novel. Its great to get my teeth into a really engaging read for pleasure.

So those are the things putting a smile on my face this month...what’s been rocking your world lately? 

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