Friday, March 24, 2017

Mother's Day Gift Guide

You will never know the true meaning of love until you become a mum. I will never forget getting those two pink lines, my first scan, hearing her heart beat for the first time and then the gush of love I felt when I first saw my daughter. But you see every day I fall in love with her a little more. The cheeky smile, watching her bond with her dad, her sweet voice, the way she runs, the way she cuddles and the way she calls me mummy… I can truly say that being a mum was the one thing I was meant to do on this earth. It just comes naturally, I love with no limits, and this tiny human comes before anyone and anything. When she was just hours old I knew I would give my life for hers. My mum always told me growing up, “when you become a mum you’ll understand” and I hate to admit but till you become a parent there is a lot you don’t truly understand. Mother’s day is just around the corner, whether you’re celebrating with a walk in the park or over a family lunch. It’s all about that one person who holds a family together like no other. Each and every mummy deserves to be celebrated, whether you’re celebrating being a mum or congratulating a first time mummy. It’s a chance to spoil the one who has nurtured, encouraged and moulded us into the people we are today. It’s the least we can do to show them that we appreciate everything they’ve done for us over the years. It’s not always easy shopping for women in general so I decided to put together a gift guide of presents I wouldn’t mind being spoiled with. Flowers Women love flowers, what better way to say I love you than with a bunch of carefully selected flowers. I for one love pastel flowers. I love the way it makes me feel every time I look at them. I also think they add such a nice touch to my home. LVL As a lot of you know a few months ago I was extremely luckily to become part of the bestest girl squad out there. Shout out to #LashGang. Along with wearing the badge proudly it comes with many perks to the job. The amazing team over at Nouveau sent me out a cute Mothers Day message with a treat for busy mothers like myself. LVL straightens your natural eyelashes at the root it lasts anything from six to eight weeks. The results are immediate, wake up ready to go. You can spoil your mummy for as little as £45. (Please check your local salon as prices may vary) I’m super excited about having it done on Saturday, make sure you check my Instagram and Snap Chat stories between 2.15-3.30 for before and after shots and if I'm feeling brave I’ll even do videos! I’ll also be doing a full detailed review hopefully Saturday evening. Bath Lovers. If being a mum has taught me anything is that the best cure (that and a glass bottle of prosecco!) to a bad day is soaking in a bath that smells delicious and leaves my skin feeling baby soft. Lush is my go to company when it comes to this. They have a wide variety of products from bath bombs to shower gels. To be honest my husband could buy me a ton of this stuff and I’d be over the moon. (husband because Emma Lou is far to small to buy me presents if she had a say it’d proably be a minnie mouse or mickey) Lush is a great place to start if your trying to stick to budget friendly. Make Up. Being a #BBlogger (beauty blogger) its kind of my duty passion to always want makeup. I’m the biggest sucker for high end products. Around special occasions you can bet your last penny that somewhere on my wish list theres some sort of makeup I want. Whether it’s the latest palette to a high end lipstick. After all you need something to help hide the evidence that once you become a mother you NEVER sleep a full nights sleep, even if your baby does. I’m currently lusting over, Nars All Day Lumiouns Foundation, Nars Conclear, Charlottle Tilbury Lipsticks and Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette. The Candle Lover. Its no secret I LOVE candles, my home is filled with them regardless of the season. I love going from room to room and smelling the different scents. Something about that makes me smile inside. Landon Tyler do some amazing gift sets at such affordable prices. If you have a bit more to spend I definitely recommend you check out Diptyque and Jo Malone. You can normally find them in your local John Lewis or Space NK. Jewellery. Unforgetable memories. This has got to be probably one of my favourite gifts to receive. Something about opening a little box feels me with excitement and happiness. I always find giving jewellery is such a personal heartfelt moment. From the moment you receive it to every time you wear it it’ll remind you of the person and moment. Pandora always have a mothers day collection which is perfect for everyone of all ages. Its definitely my go to company when it comes to gifts. I think I’ve pretty much covered a gift that would suit a wide variety of women. Everyone loves getting spoiled especially by a loved one. But since I’ve become a mother I can honestly say the best gift you can give your mums this mothers day is your presence. I understand that life can get in the way and being with them is not always an option, but even if you take 5 minutes of your day to just call them and thank them. Technology is our bestest friend (sometimes worst enemy) it can bring us closer to those who we love, FaceTime, Skype, Facebook. I hope you all have an amazing day. What are your plans for Sunday? xxxx

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Monthly Favourites

Every month I lie to myself and say I’m going to do a favourites post. I ALWAYS leave it far too late and we’re a good one week into the month before I even start thinking about what I’ve loved using that month. So for me to be doing this post on the 1st March I’m giving myself a pat on the back. I’ve finally organised myself and took photos and managed to write this post!
*proud moment.

February the month of love.

1.      Bondi Sands Liquid Gold. I’ve always loved sun kissed skin, for me this look can only be achieved with fake tan. Because I am so pale, and burn so badly when I’m out in the sun despite using factor 50.  I’ve been trying to find a good fake tan for a very long time, I’m in a Facebook group where this was recommended more times than I can remember. I finally went and bought it. (Think it was £14 from boots) It’s bloody AMAZING so go buy it now!  

2.      Nouveau Lashes Glamour Style 2. If you haven’t seen my recent post about me joining #LashGang check it out. I had 3 strip lashes sent to me in my first pack, this style I have loved the most. I seriously have used them over 4 times and taking proper care of them they still look amazing (let me add I don’t use mascara on my lashes) there’s a direct link to their website in the side bar à  

3.      Charlottle Tilbury Pillow Talk & Bitch Perfect. When I first ordered them I will admit it was because of the hype all over social media, and let’s face it the packaging alone was enough for me. There’s so many other shades I want to buy but these are definitely my type.

4.      Mac Studio Fix NW20. I’ve been trying to spend less money on makeup as I’m really trying to save for once. Shocker I know! I discovered this at the back of my foundation drawer, I can’t believe I forgot how much I loved this stuff!

5.      Mac Velvet Teddy. No matter how many lipsticks I buy, this will always be my favourite!

6.      Mac Paintpot Painterly. I got this a few weeks ago to use as a primer on my nose, chin and eyelids. It seriously makes such a difference and keeps everything in place.

7.      Nouveau Brow & Lash Serum. I’ve been using this since it arrived. My hairs look healthier and fuller, I was worried about it feeling sticky but it leaves your brows and lashes so soft. It’s no surprise it’s their best seller.

8.      NYX HD Concealer. I totally blame @staceylouisewhite for this purchase. For a little while now she has recommend this over on her snapchat. I finally picked it up at the start of the month along with a few other bits from NYX. It feels so nice and doesn’t set in fine lines and manages to hide the evidence of sleepless nights.

9.      Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit- Gleam. I received this at Christmas and literally have used it none stop. I cannot wait to buy my next glow kit now.

10.   Mac Blusher- Blush All Day. This shade compliments my skin tone so well I have been looking for something like this for a while so was pretty happy when I got it in January.

11.   L’Oreal True Match Liquid Highlighter. I picked this up after I had seen it over Instagram on one of my trips into Superdrug. I’ve been mixing it in with my foundation or face cream and it gives you such a nice natural glow finish.

What have you been loving this month?


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