Sunday, 29 April 2018

The Pregnant Pause | Week 28 Update

Even though I meant to do regular pregnancy update posts, like I did when I was expecting my son Theo, here we are at week 28 and this is only my second post about my pregnancy journey with my little girl!

Time really is shooting by, and I’m now in the third trimester, which means we’re on the home straight. It’s less than three months until my daughter will be here..

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Spring Fling Fashion Haul | ASOS, Lacoste, Zara & More...

Despite the fact that spring has been super slow in arriving this year, the seasons are finally on the change and it’s made me want to add some fresh pieces to my wardrobe. So - today I have a little haul of new items I’ve been buying over the past couple of months. It’s a mix of maternity clothes and regular ones, so take a look for some new-season inspo whether you’re expecting or not!

When I first became a mother, I had a mini identity crisis when it came to clothes. Although I loved my new role in life, mentally I struggled a bit to get past some ideas I had about how a mother ‘should’ dress.

Over time, I’ve realised that how a mother should dress is however she wants! Fashion is a really valuable form of self-expression, whether you have kids or not, and it all comes down to what you feel most like yourself in. It’s such a simple and obvious thing, but it is one I had difficulty accepting at first.

This time around, I’m still continuing to ‘do me’ style-wise, but with some options added in to accommodate my expanding bump!


Monday, 23 April 2018

4 Small Ways to Push Yourself Out of Your Comfort Zone

Photography of Woman's Orange LipWe’re all so busy- when you’re trying to work, run a house, maintain a social life and look after a family, it really can feel like a struggle fitting everything in. For this reason, a routine is important. We have a time slot for everything we need to do, and it allows us to know where we need to be and when so that everything runs smoothly.

The only trouble with that is routine can equal ‘rut’ and when you do the same things in life day after day, week after week, life can lose its excitement. There’s not much you can do about your commitments, but there are some simple ways you can spice your life up and make things more interesting. Here are a few ideas!


Thursday, 19 April 2018

3 Luscious Long Haul Holiday Destinations to Inspire You

beach, camera, hobby
Long haul holidays just equal paradise for most people. The only downside to them is that it is just so hard to afford them, or to know which destination is going to be the best one to go to. With so many different countries to choose from, all of them bringing their own flare, you be in a bit of a pickle. So, here are some long-haul luscious holidays to talk about that you'll absolutely love. Have a view of the ones below and let me know what you think your favourite would be!


Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Toddler Bedroom Makeover | House Tour

Is it just me, or did your child’s bedroom floor turn into a lake of toys post-Christmas? 

Between all the incoming gifts, the current favourites and the outgrown baby bits that he still had hanging around, Theo’s room was long overdue for a refresh. 

There was stuff absolutely everywhere, with no proper storage and the room was basically still a nursery for a baby – with a cot and an untouched changing table – while our little boy definitely isn’t a baby any more!
It was time for a bit of a rethink, and a dreaded trip to Ikea! 


Tili Mini 'Go Flawless' Collection | Review

The marketplace for minis is feeling very crowded all of a sudden, isn’t it? 

With a new beauty subscription box seeming to launch every month, there’s seemingly no end to our appetites for bite-sized beauty treats. 

These boxes can be a wonderful way to discover new products at their best, or a useless accumulation of mini tubes of primer and face serums at their worst. I seem to have become a bit of a scarlet woman when it comes to them – instead of picking one box and sticking with it, I generally work on a month-by-month basis, cancelling and renewing as I see things that take my fancy. 

Sure, it does remove the element of surprise a little, but I’d sooner know that I’m going to receive something I’ll use rather than yet another second-rate hair serum (looking at you, Percy and Reed, who seem to be in every second sub box I get…).


Friday, 6 April 2018

The Four Secrets To Getting Healthy For Life

Girl holding yoghurt
Everyone wants to have the perfect beach body and they also want to really get fit and be healthy as well. Sometimes we look at those who seem to have this balance naturally and wonder what their secrets are. The real secret? That there are just four simple basics you need to get right to live a healthy life...


OOTD Maternity | Striped & Blush

Ok, so spring has finally sprung (a little bit) here in the UK, with the odd steak of sunshine making an appearance and a few warmer days where you didn’t need thermal layers to venture outside - and I’ll take that and run!

First time around, I didn’t really buy much maternity wear as I didn’t need it until right at the end of my pregnancy - but I also didn’t realise that you spend a good few months in it after the baby! I ended up with about three pairs of leggings in constant rotation for five months and I just wanted to burn them by the end. So this time I’ve definitely invested much more!


Sunday, 1 April 2018

Ultimate Spring Beauty Bargains

Spring definitely calls for new beauty products, and what better place to start than the aisles of Boots? 

While I adore the luxury of high-end products (check out my last luxury beauty haul here), I think we all know the ‘drugstore’ (sorry, but British me still winces a little at that word!) is no stranger to producing a belter either. It’s one of my favourite things to explore the aisles and see what I can find. 

Is there anything sweeter than the thrill of finding a product that really delivers and is also a total bargain? 

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