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Wednesday, 3 April 2019

My Favourite Nude Lip Combination

I'm not that girl that wears understated, natural makeup. Nah, that's just not me. My everyday makeup consists of a defined brow followed by bold eye makeup with flawless skin, a nude lip and plenty of highlighter. I've attempted to do subtle makeup several times but I have a habit of adding more and more product until it becomes the complete opposite of subtle. It just didn't work at all. 

I love the drama on the eyes paired with a nude lip. A nude lip can be seen as playing it a little safe but I would choose that over a bright lip anyday. It's all I ever seem to wear lately. In fact, there's three nude lip products that I haven't stopped wearing lately. I haven't used anything else on my lips for months now. They are the perfect nude lip combination.
My Favourite Nude Lip Combination

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Saying Goodbye to Beauty Division

2013 was the year I first started this blog of mine. It's bizarre to think it's been nearly seven whole years since that very first day that I posted my first blog post. Oh, back then my photography was terrible, taking flatlays on my parents bathroom floor or on my bed in poor lighting with my mobile phone. I'd post daily for months on end. I didn't care about how my photos looked, how my blog looked and I was rarely active on Instagram. Now, fast forward a couple of years and here we are. I've done a complete 360 turn.

I first started my blog when I was 19/20. It was about a year or so after I finished college and it was just before I started my first job. I was at a loss of what to do. I had in my head for quite a long time that I wanted to start a blog, however I always had that niggling thought in my head that perhaps I wasn't good enough. It sounds a bit silly, but I really did believe that.

In the very beginning I was focussed on beauty content, talking about all the newest product launches, showing my beauty hauls and reviewing every product going, but soon that changed when I became pregnant with my first little boy. I posted pregnancy updates and I talked a little about my life as a mummy. My blog took a different direction for a while, however I never completely stopped talking about beauty. That will always be my niche. 
Saying Goodbye to Beauty Division

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

ELF Cosmetics 16 Hr Camo Concealer | The Best Drugstore Concealer

It's been quite a while since I've used anything from E.L.F Cosmetics. In fact it's been years(like 5 or 6 years perhaps). Yep, a longgg time. They only started stocking E.L.F in my local Superdrug store last year, and sadly none of their products managed to catch my eye, until now.

I recently popped into Superdrug and scanned through the stores, seeing what was new in. There seemed to be a few new concealer launches which was exciting as I'm always on the look out for a new drugstore concealer. I was drawn in by the new E.L.F Cosmetics 16 Hr Camo Concealer from the get go. It claimed to be full coverage and have 16 hour wear. I mean, 16 hours?! That's crazy right? Surely not?
ELF Cosmetics 16 Hr Camo Concealer

Monday, 25 February 2019

Soothing Dry Skin using Lotil Original Cream

It's been nearly two weeks since I last posted, and haven't those two weeks been eventful. I had so many new blog post ideas and I was hoping to take a ton of blog photos and even bash out a few blog posts too, but of course that never happened. All of the boys were down with a nasty cold so I wasn't feeling motivated at all, and then a while later, just as they were feeling better, I came down with it too, but worse. Honestly, I was a mess. I had a cold and my throat felt like I'd swallowed a bunch of knives. I lost my voice a few times, and every time I thought I was feeling better, I'd wake up the next day feeling worse for wear. Luckily I've been a okay for the last couple of days. Fingers crossed it stays that way. 

That aside, let's talk Dry Skin. A few years back, in my teen years I went through a stage where my skin was dry and itchy all the time. It came out of nowhere, and my god, it bugged me for so long. I went to at least two doctors to figure out what was going on as it was constant. The first was completely useless, and didn't help me at all. The second didn't give me any kind of diagnosis but instead prescribed me a cream called Zerobase, which worked wonders for me. I think it must've been at least a couple of months that I'd noticed a difference in my skin after using it. My skin wasn't dry and it was no longer itchy. It was a relief.
Lotil Cream

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

LQ Liquid Health Skin, Hair and Nails Review

I have never tried a supplement before, ever, except from when I was pregnant, but that's totally different. I don't know why I never thought about trying them for other purposes, especially since my skin, hair and nails aren't in the best condition. My skin is quite prone to breakouts(although it's mainly hormonal), my hair is lacking in volume and I've noticed myself becoming somewhat of a nail biter. 

I've been trying the LQ Liquid Health Skin, Hair and Nails Supplements to see if they'd make a difference. I'd already read so many great things about them so I had high hopes.
LQ Liquid Health Skin, Hair and Nails

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Valentine's Day Gifting for Her with UK Lingerie

Years ago, I never used to make a fuss about Valentine's Day, purely because I never had anyone to spend it with. Since I've been with Josh, he's changed that. We have celebrated every Valentine's Day together over the last few years. Next month we will have been together for five years. In those five years we've moved in together, got engaged and had three beautiful boys along the way. It all happened very quickly, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

 Valentine's Day is all about showing those people in your life how much you love and appreciate them, whether that's your other half, your siblings or your best friend. Now that Valentines Day is a heartbeat away, it's time to think about how you're going to surprise them for the big day. Are you going to get creative and make something bespoke with your bare hands? Or maybe gift them their favourite perfume? There are so many different ways you could spoil them. I personally think you can't go wrong with some new Lingerie.
Mimi Holliday Disco Lingerie Set

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Baby Essentials | Bibetta Plush Baby Bib and Luxury Burp Cloth

As you may know I am a mummy of three beautiful little boys. Alfie is the oldest of them all at four years old and then I also have Harrison who is one and a half and Oscar who is seven months old. My youngest two, Harrison and Oscar were born just a year and eight days apart. Well, something along those lines. It was pretty testing having two boys back to back. I certainly wouldn't do that again in a rush. 

Now, a while ago I was kindly sent the Bibetta Plush Bib and Luxury Burp Cloth. I was really hoping to review these for you earlier but it wasn't right at the time. For me, Bibs and Burp Cloths are absolutely essential. I bought so many for the boys as I know how quickly they can go through them. Babies tend to make a mess, despite them being quite young. They either stained them or soaked through them quickly. I was always washing them, and they'd go through at least 2 or 3 bibs per day. It was ridiculous. Some of them I had to chuck away as they just weren't in the best of condition anymore. 
Bibetta Plush Baby Bib and Luxury Burp Cloth

Friday, 18 January 2019

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette Review with Swatches

Later last year Urban Decay launched their latest eyeshadow palette to join their Naked Palette series, Naked Cherry, and it's on a whole different level to the others. It really didn't disappoint. It was one of my favourite makeup product launches last year, and I don't say that easily as there were so many other incredible launches too. I am a complete sucker for pink and mauve eyeshadows as they usually make my eyes stand out the most, so off the bat I knew I'd love this palette.

The Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette is part of the Naked Cherry collection which consists of three lipsticks, a cherry scented setting spray, a highlighter and blush palette, and two eyeliner pencils. 
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette

Friday, 11 January 2019

My 2018 Hair Favourites

So far I've covered Skincare and Makeup within my 2018 Favourites instalment, but now we're onto haircare! Last year I tried many hair products from so many different brands. There were some hits and some misses but I have to admit myself and my hair loved the majority of them. As well as it being the year of Skincare, it was the year of Haircare too! I really wanted to feature more products in my 2018 Haircare Favourites but it would've been impossible to fit them all in one post. There will be a review on some of those products coming up in the near future.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

My 2018 Makeup Favourites

A few days ago I started off part one of my 2018 Beauty Favourites instalment. Over the next week or so I will be writing all about my favourite Skincare, Makeup, Body and Hair Products of 2018. In part one I talked all about my 2018 Skincare Favourites(which you can read all about here), but today I will be telling you all about my favourite Makeup products. 

Last year I indulged in a few too many new makeup products, and yes, part of me feels slightly ashamed, but the other part of me is extremely happy, especially as some of those have quickly become must haves in my makeup routine. 

There were many products that I wanted to feature here but I managed to whittle it down to 8 products. Most of these were featured heavily in my makeup bag in 2018, and others were late entries, with me using them multiple times during the last few months of the year.
My 2018 Makeup Favourites

Thursday, 3 January 2019

My 2018 Skincare Favourites

Over the last few weeks I've been awol from the blog, making the most of what was left of the festive season, spending time with my family. It's been hectic to say the least. As well as Christmas, there was Alfie's birthday(he turned 4) and within a couple of days we celebrated the New Year! How has it all gone by so fast? The last few weeks have been a blur, but it's been wonderful nonetheless. Last year wasn't the best year, though it wasn't all bad. I have many good memories which I will cherish. The highlight of 2018 was of course having my beautiful baby Oscar. He had quite the entrance into the world(read my birth story here). 

In 2018 I didn't blog as much as I wanted to, but this year I want that to change. I wasn't so motivated last year as there were so many things going on and I just didn't have my head in it. 

Now it's the New Year, it's only fitting that I start off with my 2018 Beauty Favourites. As always, I will split it into different categories; Skincare, Makeup etc, and today I'm starting off with Skincare. I believe 2018 was the year of Skincare. I discovered so many incredible skincare products, all of which have become staples within my skincare routine.
2018 Skincare Favourites

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