Q & A Part 2

Q & A Part 2

Just a quick one from me this week. I have been proper manic this last week and as much as I don’t want to let my blog down… I literally don’t have time to write so thought I’d do a little Q&A. 

  • If you could move anywhere in the world where would you go? New York 100% 
  • If you should choose any language to be instantly fluent in, which would you choose? Spanish 🙂
  • If you could be best friends with any Disney character who would it be? Anna from Frozen! She’s fresh prince of hilar! 
  • If you could go on holiday with any F1 driver, dead or alive, who would you choose? Ayrton Senna without a doubt!! 
  • If you could be some one else for a day. Who would it be and why? I was going to say something political but thought best not haha… I would be anyone rich and give loads of money to charity. 
  • What are your guilty pleasures? Chocolate and Brie (not together lol) 
  • What’s on the top of your bucket list? I haven’t really thought of a bucket list for a long time but going to New York with Jacob is something I’ve promised him as soon as he’s a bit older to remember. 
  • Where was your favourite holiday too? When I was younger it was Gran Canaria with my family. Spending quality time with them is my favourite and I have so many memories from those holidays. 
  • Would you rather: Wear bright green lipstick every day for a month or throw out all of the foundation you own? 🙊 throw my foundation out… I would cry though haha!! 
  • What food could you never give up? Chinese, cheese, chocolate and bread. 
  • What was the biggest make up faux-pas that you committed when you were younger? White eyeliner.., my god!!! 

Hope you enjoyed this and learnt something new haha XO 

Hello April

Hello April

I feel like I have had to do more catch ups on my blog than normal posts haha, but I have been a bit distant lately as my heart just hasn’t been into writing. I would much rather post when I have something to say than something that is half hearted.

So here is where I have been….. as mentioned before in a previous post I was signed off sick for awhile from work, I finally went back 20th March (I think it was anyway) I had my back injection 4 days before and although I wasn’t pain free before returning to work it was a lot more bearable than it was so that was good, and if I am honest it is a lot better now but not 100%.

Now for the TMI, I had my smear test booked in for the week I went back to work and for some reason I was filled with so much anxiety. I have had them before…and have a child so you’d think I would be used to those types of exams but if I am being honest, they are never comfortable!! For the last two weeks I have been so on edge, worrying about the result, I got the result back yesterday and they were all ok, just waiting for the letter so I have that in writing and I can completely calm down.

Anyway moving on from the over share haha… James and I finally came clean about our wedding and we are getting married 26th May (this year) so we had about 12 weeks from deciding to just do it… to the big day. We make a great team though and everything is sorted and in hand. I really can’t wait to share the pictures with you all. There will be 12 guests (including my new niece and nephew… they’re amazing and perfect twins!)

Jacob our son, turns 4 this month and we find out whether he has got the school he wanted, this is so nerve wracking even though we are in catchment for the school and everyone out of catchment has a good chance of getting in too. We are going away for Jake’s birthday though and he wants to go back to Cadbury World, we went there in November and he loved it so much, win win for me and James (and my mum and dad as they’re coming too) as we all love chocolate and it is such a fun day. Love seeing my boy smile!!

After we get back we will be going away for the weekend for dads birthday then we get married two weeks later so it will be busy but I am determined to make time to blog as I really have missed it and really enjoy writing…. even if no one reads it! If you are reading this far I am impressed haha.

I will leave it there and start on some other posts! I will be posting about this months Look Fantastic box soon!

Lots of love xx

Winter Essentials 

Winter Essentials 

Winter is the season for jumpers, fluffy socks and cosy nights in. We all have to go about our lives especially if you have kids and go to work. You have to battle the cold and have scarfs and hats on.

As much as I love all those things it can play havoc with your skin. I always try and drink lots of water when it gets colder as I tend to drink more tea, lattes and hot chocolate. I always try and avoid caffeine too as this doesn’t agree with me. Drinking water is key all year round and it’s something I have really stuck to this year.

Oils, any oils.. coconut, argon… literally any oil. I use it on my face in the form of facial oil, de stress oils, lavender oil.. you name an oil and I’ll have a use for it lol. I find oils so hydrating in winter and find they play a key part in keeping my skin smooth and dry skin free and rubbing oil into the cuticles for a little treat. Oil for the hair too… the L’Oréal extraordinary hair oil is incredible and recommend it.

Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream, it’s no secret I love this I have used it for years and have tubes of it dotted around the house and in my bag. It’s perfect to keep lips soft and smooth, rubbing in the cuticles and any dry patches… for anywhere. It’s an amazing all round product in winter.

Fluffy socks, ideally Christmas themed ones.. I don’t think I need to explain this one… right? Lol.

Candles… oh my the candles.. any candle but ideally a festive spicy scent is perfect for the winter season. I love my houses (in my main picture) they make my living room feel so cosy! 

Christmas Jumpers, I am one of those people that start wearing Christmas jumpers from the 1st December, and they are an essential for me in Winter.

Update

Update

Hey lovelies! Happy Halloween!! Sorry I have been missing for the month of October. As mentioned before I have a painful coccyx and have injections in the area every 6 months to help with the pain. Well the injection has worn off and it takes me awhile to adjust to the pain.

This being said I have a few blog posts planned and even a new guest post series. Some of my friends love the idea of blogging but don’t have the time to blog full time so I have said they can guest on here. Hope that’s ok with you all. My friend Jade will be doing one first, and hopefully there will be a lot of being nosy in my girlies make up bags and finding out their routines.

Let me know what sort of things you would like to see from me and I will make it happen.

Hope you’re all well 🙂 xxx

Currently Loving – September Edition

Currently Loving – September Edition

I love September… Start of Autumn, the weather gets colder, my tights come out, along with boots and the dresses that are too dull for Summer.

So without further a do, this is what I have been loving ALOT lately…

Tea… A nice cup of tea in one of the many cups I have. I struggle to have caffeine so decaf tea is just as satisfying and warms the cockles whilst watching a bit of TV. Some nights if I really need it I will have a Snore and Peace tea.

Talking of TV it’s that time of year where GBBO and X factor are back on our screens and X factor is only clarification that Christmas is on its way! And Christmas is the best.

Makeup is slightly changing too, it’s getting darker, making more effort with what I am putting on my face, in fact in Summer I think I mainly just wore mascara. I just have so much more motivation when the weather cools down.  I will be doing an updated make up routine shortly though, once I am in full swing of Autumn, but loving all the Autumn make up trends at the moment!

My favourite products..

L’Oréal Detox Face Mask has to be up there, it is my most used at the moment, I love how you see it work straight into those bad boy pores.. the fella likes it too so certainly a winner.


Tisserand De-Stress Bath Oil.. I have literally just finished my third bottle of this.. breaks my heart every time. I love the smell it just totally relaxes me. Certainly a comfort smell for me, I really love how the oil makes my skin feel too, I don’t moisturise after I’ve used this in the bath as really don’t need to and want the smell on me, I do use the body oil after too.


Osmo Deep Moisture Intensive Repair Mask… long arse name but amazing product and it’s not that expensive either, I recently went back proper blonde… I let my hair have a bleach break for 6 whole months (it was a killer not going to lie) but my hair has certainly thanked me for it. The condition is so much better than before and this hair mask is incredible! Not only smells amazing but it makes my hair so shiny and manageable. I use this every time I was my hair (every 3 days) and I leave it on an extra 5 minutes when I have used a purple toner as I find the purple shampoo makes my hair feel dry.


Sanctuary Spa Ultimate Salt Scrub, I learnt the hard way but please don’t use this after shaving haha… I use this once a week and before I shave, it’s so lovely and moisturising and exfoliating all at once. My legs feel so smooth after. I have been using this on my feet too before getting out the bath and it’s like a super quick pedicure.


Talking of which, on my toes I have been loving the Gellux, I have on my toes at the moment Black Tulip, perfect for Autumn/Winter! I decided I am not keen on the Gel on my hands as it was quite damaging.

Pizza…. I am obsessed with pizza and BBQ sauce…

Let me know what you have been loving as always up for trying new things 🙂

Make Up for a Weekend Away

Make Up for a Weekend Away

So we did our annual trip to Wales.. Barry Island to be precise. James took me there the first year we got together.. 6 years ago and it was love at first sight. I started to love it after watching Gavin and Stacey but it’s more than that. Everyone you meet there is so friendly! So it’s very welcoming.

But this is the make up I took with me for the weekend, I wanted something quick and simple so I didn’t have to faff about in the mornings:

First up was this new foundation I’ve been trying, the Bourjois healthy mix, it’s awesome. Easy to blend and smells nice. The concealer I have here is a new favourite, match perfection. I love the little brush and the tube. Just so easy to use and blend. My Nars Laguna bronzer goes everywhere with me, it’s brilliant for bronzing up the face and also contouring a smidge. The Benefit Rocketeur blush is brilliant too but I have so many blushers it’s hard to have a favourite.. I have been a bit lazy with my brows and eye make up lately, just using the Urban Decay Naked through my crease and a bit of Benefit RollerLash… And Soap and Glory Archery in the old slugs. I whack on my favourite lip balm by Reeses (although I usually already have 8 hour cream on lol) but this Reeses one smells so amazing!!

The beaches are beautiful and sandy as well, and there’s plenty of walking to be done.. As you can see…

If someone had said to us 6 years ago that we would be going back in a few years time with our little boy we probably would of thought they were mental! But we have been every year since being together and it gets more amazing every time.