Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Winter Wishlist

Winter wishlist

It's been 'Winter' for a while, but the weather has stayed really mild, so it's still felt very autumnal. But as we move into January, it's time to start thinking about all things Winter!

Here are a few things I'm wanting to get my hands on this Winter:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit (£27.00/
It's safe to say I suck at contouring, but when I get it right, it looks great! I've read amazing reviews on the ABH cream kit and I'm dying to try it out for myself!

 NARS Cosmetics Nail Polish in Dovima Vivid Tomato Red
Bright red shiny nails look gorgeous against crisp white snow in Winter time. This NARS polish is super glossy and long lasting.

Gellwhu Pom Pom Knit
I love this beige hat with the cute detachable pom pom! I love wearing hats in Winter, all warm and cosy and not to mention laid back on the hair maintenance! ;)

Herm├Ęs Birkin Handbag
Okay so this isn't something I can pick up as a pay day treat, but it wouldn't be a wish list without something I can but only dream for, right? :) 
This cream Hermes Birkin is just beautiful! 

River Island Faux Fur Leather Vest / Gilet
I love fur in Winter, and this gilet style jacket would look fab with long sleeved tops, a woolly pom pom hat and knee boots.
Want want want!

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick in La Fascinante
Reds and strong dark berry shades are in this Winter and this colour is beautiful! I love my Chanel lipsticks, although I usually stick to the glossier finish, I think this red berry shade will look perfect in matte.

 Real Techniques Bold Metals Contour Brush
My RT brushes have lasted ages, and they clean up lovely. I love the look of the bold metals range, this contour brush looks lovely and I've heard the brushes are lovely and soft.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Promade
I really need to re-train my brows, they're a mess and my last few threading appointments have ruined the shape, so I'm on the hunt for some decent brow makeup while I get them back on form! And who better to go to for brow makeup than ABH!

Topshop White Jeans
White jeans are back on trend, I feel like I'm in my early 20's again, but I think it's a great look in Winter, I'm definitely going to have to pick some up!

Balmain Suede Lace-Up Boots
How amazing are these Balmain beauties? 
Lace-up boots are bang on trend right now and I love these! I'll probably end up with a high street dupe though of course ;)

What do you have your eye on this season?

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Monday, 28 December 2015

Christmas 2015 Update

Hey guys,

I've taken a couple of weeks off from the blog to enjoy the festive period with my family.
I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and are ready to see in a brand new year.

I had a lovely Christmas. We decided we wanted to spend Christmas at home in our new house this year and that we didn't want to do the whole travelling to everyones houses all day, we wanted to stay home and have a relaxing one at home. And it was exactly that.

We woke in the morning, the boys opened their presents through the morning and James made us a yummy cooked breakfast. I got some really lovely gifts, James had obviously been nosing at my blog as I got a fair few presents from my Autumn Wishlist. ;) 
It was Bradley's Dads turn to to have him this Christmas, so he was picked up at 11 and went to spend the day with his Dad, Step Mum & baby sister. My Mum came to us for dinner, which I think I cooked pretty damn well! ;) The evening was a chilled one, playing with new toys, lots of snuggles, Christmas movies and eating crazy amounts of food! Bradley came home at 7pm and we had fun playing board games and spending fun, quality time together.

We spent time with our extended family over the next few days and it's been a really lovely few days.

How was your Christmas?
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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

You Know You're a Mum of Boys When...

1. Every time you enter the bathroom the toilet seat is up, or it hasn't been flushed, or there's wee on the floor, or up the walls, the toothpaste is left out on the sink... Or possibly all the above!

2. There's a finger in your eye, nose, ear or mouth...

3. You're buying a new pair of school shoes/trousers AGAIN because you've found yet another hole.

4. You over use the phrase 'Leave your willy alone!!' [and that's not just the kids! ;)]

5. You go through air freshener, to mask the smell of stinky shoes, socks, and general boy smell, like nobody's business.

6. It's not unusual to see a mega blok going round and round in the washing machine.

7. If you've lost it, it's probably in the bin, where you'll also find half a dozen dummies, a shoe and your favourite lipstick you've been looking for all week.

8. When you, the only female in the house, are chief 'spider catcher'.

9. You know the off-side rule.

10. When the school calls you know it's another, 'He's had a bit of an accident at break time...' moment.

11. The house is constantly noisy, that includes the chorus of burping and farting.

12. You're an expert of carrying hot food from one side of the kitchen to the other, whilst dodging a lego tower, kicking a football away from the oven and all with a toddler wrapped round your leg.

13. There's no such thing as a 'clean pair of shoes'.

14. Apparently, FIFA is a way of life.

15. You wonder why you're getting funny looks before realising you're singing the theme tune to Thomas the Tank Engine, far too loud whilst walking down the supermarket aisle.

16. Your pre-teen sits down to dinner 10 minutes after every one else because he 'was online during an extremely important game & couldnt turn it off'... or he'd die.

17. You can't walk down the street without them picking something up off the floor as you go, a stick, a leaf...

18. The kitchen cupboard is full of empty boxes and packets.

19. You've mastered the art of walking in to a room and ducking a flying football/brick/toy car.

20. You have snuggles and 'I love you Mummy's on tap. Boys are so unbelievably loving and you're the luckiest mummy in the whole world to have beautiful boys to look after you!!

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Saturday, 5 December 2015

November Beauty Favourites

beauty favourites

I can't get over how fast this year has flown by! The months are just passing by so quickly! You can catch up on our monthly update here

Here are the 5 beauty products I've been loving this month:

lee stafford, dry shampoo, hair care, beauty

Lee Stafford Dry Shampoo (£5.99/Boots)
I'm in-between cuts right now, so I've been practically living in a messy bun lately, and this stuff has been my best friend. It's perfect for keeping my hair refreshed between washes and creating a bit of volume.

moyou, nail stamping, nail art, nails, beauty

If you read my recent 'Nail Stamping - My First Attempt' post you'll see it featured this fab stamping plate. I'd never tried stamping before but always wished I could do nail art. But being not particularly creative, I was shocked at how effortless and easy this way to create great nail art. It's great and I'm already looking at other plates to create different looks!

mac cosmetics, skin finish, high light, soft & gentle, makeup, beauty

I rave about this little beauty all the time, I've been using it a lot this month, possibly daily. I use it as my highlight and sometimes sweep it all over the face for a subtle all over glow. It's one of those must have products all year round!

makeup revolution, MUR, makeup, beauty

I used to wear eyeliner constantly, but over the summer I took a step back and went more natural on the eyes. This month I reached for the eyeliner again and remembered why I loved this eyeliner in particular. It has a thick nib and a thin nib so together they make the perfect flick, effortlessly. And the price tag is just amazing for the quality!!

maybelline, mascara, makeup, beauty

I'm usually a premium beauty fan when it comes to mascara, but I'd heard so many great reviews about this that a few months ago I thought I'd give it a try. I can vouch for the reviews, it's fantastic, better than a lot of premium brands I've used. I've been using it pretty much every day for the last few months. It's great for a natural, every day look and builds up beautifully for a more dramatic look for nights out and special occasions. 

What beauty products have you been 
reaching for most this month?

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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Our November Update

This month, I...
had a fab evening out with some local bloggers, read about it here
caught up with some good friends
has had a busy, productive month with work
have become addicted to Pretty Little Liars
enjoyed some family time seeing the Christmas lights

This month, James...
has had a few nights out with friends
has spent lots of time at work ;)
is enjoying the new series of Heroes 
is super proud of how well Leicester City FC are doing in the Premiership this season

This month, Bradley...
is beginning to struggle a little with 'growing up' :(
had lots of sleepovers at friends houses
has changed the routine of when he goes to his Dads house
was blessed with a new baby sister

This month, Taylor...
has learnt to 'sign' thank you
has started going to playgroup with Mummy
is obsessed with Gigglebiz & Teletubbies
has learnt lots more new words
has had a poorly cough and cold
cut some back teeth
had a little play date his little friend Harper
enjoyed baking some biscuits & lots of new messy activities with Mummy

How was your month?

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