Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Look Fantastic Review | November 2018


Look Fantastic is the best beauty subscription box in the game. Over the years, I've tried them all and it's the one that has consistently delighted me. So, what would November's offering bring?

This month is all about embracing the darker nights, getting cosy, and prepping for the upcoming party season, and the Look Fantastic box with it's theme of ‘Dark Wonder’ was definitely on the same page.

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

How To | Rediscover Your Style As A Busy Mama


It's the job that no one gives you the handover notes for.

The one that is undeniably challenging, but you couldn't love more.

The one where you're on call 24/7, never get a lunch break or a hot cup of coffee or even a solo break to go to the toilet.

Yep, glorious, technicolour motherhood is a lot of things. Sleepless nights, lots of baby sick, the joy of a first smile, and a sucker punch of love to the head. It's a whirlwind, and it's all-consuming.

So little wonder that, as a mother, you often feel like you can barely remember who you used to be before you were raising tiny humans.

It's actually a fairly common experience for mamas to feel somewhat of an identity crisis. Everything has changed, and you become so used to putting someone else all the time, you start to forget who you are.

Style may seem like a trivial thing, but actually it's integral to our sense of identity. Our clothes are a language we use to communicate to the world who we are, and when we lose our way, fashion is a tool that we can use to reclaim some small part of ourselves. It's something deeply personal, just for ourselves.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Glossybox Review | November 2018


It's sort of been beauty sub box central here for the past couple of months, as I've been receiving Glossybox and Look Fantastic, plus I sprung for the special edition Sunday Riley box and I've ordered the latest Tili box as well. Oops.

Glossybox seem to have seriously upped their game recently, and the Halloween editions they did were really good.

So the November box had a lot to live up to. The theme theme this month is beauty SOS - five essentials to come to your rescue as you gear up for the approaching party season.

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Wednesday, 7 November 2018

My Five Point Plan To Become A Yummy Mummy


Motherhood is all kinds of wonderful.

For someone who never went gooey over nappy adverts and wasn't sure if they were cut out to be somebody's mum, the wild joy my two little humans give me has been the best kind of surprise.

But as much as I'm enjoying being a mama, there is a hidden side to it that no one talks about. And that's the identity crisis that often seems to go hand in hand with pregnancy and birth.

Your world changes overnight. Your priorities are different. Your heart is forever changed. You don't look like you anymore. And that can leave you wondering who you really are now.

Your being and your body has become all about keeping this little human you made safe. You put so much into loving and sustaining your baby, putting your own needs firmly to one side.

Little wonder that you can catch yourself looking in the mirror wondering who that tired, scruffy person looking back is.

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Monday, 5 November 2018

BFF Mama Style | Singing The Blues


For a new mama, it can sometimes seem that the only style choice you get to make is which baby sick-spattered muslin you're draping over your shoulder today.

When you're consistently sleep deprived and catering to the relentless demands of a new baby (I refer to Romilly as ‘the tiny CEO’ for a reason), it's all too easy to slip into a comfort zone of baggy leggings, that old jumper and hair in the mum bun of doom.

That's why I've found it really important to make an effort, even though I often don't think I have time.

Style is about reminding yourself you're still a person outside of being a mama, and I believe that can only be good, for ourselves and our babies.

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