Wednesday, 27 June 2018

#LFBeauty Box Review | June 2018

Like a breath of fresh air, the Look Fantastic beauty box has really revitalised my love of beauty subscription services. While Glossybox, Birchbox and Latest In beauty have all proved hit-and-miss for me, LF have so far been really consistent in delivering exciting new items that I’ve loved trying out. Every box so far has been exciting! So when the June offering landed, I practically skipped to the Post Office to collect it…

June’s box was all about helping us to embrace summer, and as we’re actually having a hot, sunny one for once, I am totally on board with that. The focus is on hydration, luminosity and rejuvenating products, and there were some brilliant brands and great treats on offer…


How To Find The Perfect Gift For Your Partner

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The pressure of finding the perfect gift for your boyfriend when it’s their birthday can be pretty hard to handle in many ways.

You really don’t want to get it wrong and disappoint them, but when you’ve been buying them gifts for years, it can sometimes be difficult to keep things fresh and relevant. But if you’re currently drawing a blank, don’t worry because you’ve come to the right place.

There are some tips that will help you find interesting gifts, so read on to find out more.

Monday, 18 June 2018

OOTD Maternity | Green Goddess ft ASOS

*Cue stirring synthesiser beat* It’s the final countdowwwwwn…

Well, I can’t quite believe it myself, but here I am at 35 weeks pregnant. The hospital bag is packed, the baby grows are washed, I’m prepping my handover notes for maternity leave from work, and our little girl could be arriving at any point. Being pregnant the second time around is definitely a very different experience from when I had my son, but it’s still raced by.

I’ve enjoyed sharing some maternity fashion posts this time around, something I didn’t do with my first pregnancy, other than one wedding guest outfit. I think it's mainly to do with having a lot more maternity clothes this time and having to wear them earlier, but also with becoming more confident with the intersection between my personal style and the practicalities of motherhood.

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.


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?


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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