Monday, 27 February 2017

February Primark Haul

It's been quite a long time since I did a good old Primark haul on my blog, way too long! I went in recently to pick up a few essentials for my hospital bag (post on that coming soon!), but it kind of turned into a full on splurge, so I thought I'd share with you all of the bits and pieces I picked up.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

My Tips For Decluttering

In the last twelve months my husband & I have moved house, and had the arrival of a new addition to our family to prepare for, so we've had our fair share of big house clearouts to do! Having lived in our previous property for over five years, these were never a regular thing for us, and we soon came to pay for it when moving day approached! I'm now a firm believer that we should be doing this on a much more regular basis, just to keep on top of things and ensure we don't end up with just so much unwanted clutter again! I've actually come to enjoy a good clearout - it's quite a therapeutic experience, and seeing just how much more space you have in your home afterwards is great. Here are my top tips that I've learned to do when approaching decluttering your home.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Gestational Diabetes & Pregnancy Update

Apologies for todays post going up a bit late, I'm sure you'll all understand though. This post was just meant to be a gestational diabetes update after my last round of appointments on Wednesday, but a lot has happened in terms of the pregnancy in general since then too, so I thought it best to fill you in on everything.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

My Favourite Drugstore Face Masks

Whilst I do like to splash out on the odd skincare item now & again. it's always great when you can find something from the drugstore that works well for you too, and means you can save those spare pounds for other things. I've tried quite a few different face masks from the drugstore in recent years, with varying results, but here are three I would most definitely recommend buying, all of which are £10 or less.

Monday, 20 February 2017

My Baby Shower

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen already that 12th February was my baby shower. I had a really lovely afternoon with a relatively small group of my closest friends & family at home, and I think my mum & sister did a brilliant job of organising the day. I thought I'd share with you the highlights in pictures.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Winter Weekend Pamper

Whilst we've had a couple of sunny(ish) days recently, it's still been pretty damn chilly outside, reminding me we are still very much in the middle of winter. To make me feel much warmer and snuggly after a long day sat in the cold yesterday, I decided to treat myself to a little bit of a wintery pamper session, and here's what I decided to use.

Friday, 17 February 2017

My Maternity Leave To Do List

So today is my last day at work before I head off on maternity leave, and I cannot wait! I'm so looking forward to having the option as to whether I get up and go out somewhere, and being able to stay in bed if I'm having a pants day, as I'm starting to get really uncomfortable and could do with some rest - I can now see why my sister chose to start her maternity leave much earlier than I am! As well as some much needed rest though, I've still got a few jobs that still need doing before little one arrives, and I thought that as today marks the start of my leave I'd share them with you.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Exciting New Beauty Releases

I guess I could call this a bit of a wishlist too, as I'm actually excited about every single release I'm writing about! I feel like the beauty world has absolutely exploded with new launches over the last few weeks - why is this happening when I'm trying to save money for my maternity leave?! I may treat myself to a couple of things here, but I thought I'd share the lot with you nonetheless, so here are the beauty launches I'm most excited about at the moment.

Monday, 13 February 2017

How I've Become More Productive This Year

Those of you that have been long time readers may have noticed that last year I was very much on and off with my blogging. There were various reasons for that throughout the year, but one of the main ones was that I just wasn't giving myself enough time to get any blog related work done. I wasn't very organised at all, and as a result my productivity suffered. Fast forward to this year, and I feel like I'm in a much better blogging mindset. I've really worked to make sure I'm the most productive blogger I possibly can, whilst also growing a child inside me and continuing my full time job, and as a result I've been able to keep up a regular upload schedule so far. Here's just a few changes I've made to achieve that.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

New Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks

It wasn't that long ago that I shared with you my Charlotte Tilbury lipstick collection, but after seeing her new lipstick releases, I couldn't just leave it at that and had to get both of them! So, as a little add on to my collection post, I thought I'd share with you my thoughts on the two latest additions to my lipstick stash.

Friday, 10 February 2017

My Favourite Ways To Pass Time Without Technology

I'll admit, one of my favourite ways ever to spend my spare time is having a good old YouTube marathon, but I've become a firm believer that we should be spending less time with our gadgets, and more time doing the simpler things that we used to do, especially in the late evenings, as too much time on our phones etc before bed can disrupt our sleep. Here are my favourite things to do when I need some time away from technology.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Date Night Makeup Menu

I must admit, I don't go on many date nights anymore! I think it's still important to make the effort now & again, but a lot of mine & my husbands money is being poured into baby prep at the moment, so I'm hoping once he's here, we'll be able to sneak out for a few date evenings to make up for it! However, with Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought I'd share with you what products I'd currently wear for a date night with my other half.

Monday, 6 February 2017

What Excites & Terrifies Me About Having A Baby

As I'm now approaching the final few weeks of my pregnancy, it's all starting to feel very real now. The nursery is almost finished (tour coming soon!) and all of the big baby purchases have been made. Plus, it's now less than two weeks until I go on maternity leave!! It's got me thinking about all of the things I'm going to love about becoming a mother, and also the things that terrify me ever so slightly. They are only little worries, so this post in a way is meant to be taken a little lightheartedly!

Sunday, 5 February 2017

*CLOSED* Beauty Blog Sale

As our spare room is currently being turned into a nursery, and my beauty setup has had to find a new home within our house, I decided it was the right time to have a huge clearout. I have way too many beauty products, I was just never going to get through them all in time before they became really gross! So, I've decided to put just a few (yes, this is not everything!) of the bits I'm getting rid of up for sale so you guys can grab yourselves a bargain!

Friday, 3 February 2017

DIY Valentine's Gift Ideas

The other day, I posted my Valentine's Day gift guide, with lots of beauty and lifestyle goodies that you could treat your loved one to/ask for this Valentine's Day. However, not everyone wants to splash the cash, so I've come up with a few do it yourself ideas, if your budget is a little lower, or you just want to add a bit more of a personal touch. It will certainly show your Valentine that you've put a lot of thought and effort in.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

What's In My New Acrylic Storage

So I'm using the term "new" in the title quite loosely here - I actually got this acrylic storage set off my in-laws for my birthday, in July, but it's taken til now, and a little furniture move around, for me to get around to chucking out my manky old Muji, and putting this to good use. I have to say, I prefer this much more to my old Muji setup. I can fit so much more in here, plus I absolutely adore the space to store lipsticks etc on the top. So, here's a little tour around my new storage system, and which of my most used products I'm currently keeping in there.