Monday, 21 December 2015

My Babymoov 'Baby Style' changing bag in the Star print

We're nowhere near having everything we need for Oliver, yet, but we've got a few of the main bits and a few of the littler bits, plus of course he'll have lots of Ethan's bits and bobs when suitable. One thing that I have been excited about getting, though, purely from a me point of view, is a changing bag. I had a really practical bag with Ethan, and I wanted practicality to be an important part of this one too. I will be honest and say that I did consider some of the pretty pretty ones, I'm in to pretty things so much more then when E was born, but I am really pleased that I've struck a great balance between looking nice and being highly practical in my decision on getting the 'Baby Style' bag in the Star design from Babymoov. 

Friday, 18 December 2015

Maybelline Color Tattoo - Creamy Mattes in 'Creme De Rose', 'Creme de Nude' and 'Creamy Beige' - With swatches

I'm a bit of a sucker for a large proportion of the Maybelline Color Tattoo range, and I especially love the nude tones as that's what I err towards when it comes to eye looks. It's a constant annoyance that Maybelline keep bringing out neutral ranges over in the US but the often never make it to the UK so when I found out that the Creamy Matte's were over in the UK, for a limited time, I just had to try and get them.

I don't know how long they're around for, but I do know that, when available, they're only in store in Boots stores. So keep an eye out if you want to add them to your collection. 

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

My Nyx Butter Gloss collection - 7 Shades with swatches

A couple of days ago I showed you a little haul in which I bought three, new, Nyx Butter Glosses and I promised that I'd do a post to show you my whole collection, with swatches. So here it is! With three new glosses, and the four I already had (well, five, but I lost my original Tiramisu) I have a collection of 7 shades. 

Monday, 14 December 2015

My Feel Unique and Superdrug haul - Including Nyx, Revlon and L.A.B.²

After no beauty hauls in ages I, now, have a second one to share with you! I had some money I paid out a while ago, towards Azii's Christmas present, and I got half of it back the other day so I thought (seeing as I had already spent the money months ago) why not have a wee spend. 
I did two orders, one from Feel Unique and one from Superdrug - From Feel Unique I wanted to pick up some Nyx bits, as they're new to the site, and from Superdrug I went for Revlon (and added in the L.A.B.² item because it was 3 for 2). 

Friday, 11 December 2015

The new 'Look Incredible' beauty box - December 2015 unboxing

If I'm asked to review a new beauty box it's, really, quite easy to guess what the answer will be - I Like beauty boxes, a lot. As such, when Smartzprice asked me to take a look at their 'Look Incredible' box I was more than happy to oblige. 

Ethan's bedroom Make over

Ethan's room has had issues with damp for a while now so, some time back, he had to get moved in to the spare room as it was too bad. We've since got a good dehumidifier, which helped stop it coming back before my Mum was able to decorate, and now that she has decorated she used as many damp proofing paint type products as possible to help prevent it coming back. He's also got a bigger radiator which will, hopefully, help a lot. 
Previously his room was a yellow toned cream with a Humphrey's corner border, it had been that way since he was a baby (again decorated by my DIY savvy Mum). So with the damp meaning new decoration, we decided it was time to get his room looking more grown up and, my goodness, it really does. 

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Pregnancy Purchases - Some Maternity basics from Primark - December 2015 Haul

I have managed to get quite a few bits of proper maternity wear for a real bargain, for this pregnancy, whereas with Ethan I mostly ended up getting normal clothes in big sizes. I have, though, topped up my collection with some additional normal clothing, mostly from Primark, to make sure that I have plenty to wear whilst my tummy is growing. 

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Glossybox UK - Unboxing / Review - December 2015

When I saw that the December Glossybox a collaboration with Really Ree, And is a 'Rose Gold edit', I was very very excited. I'm well on the rose gold band wagon, I absolutely understand why everyone's mad for it, and Really Ree is a blogger I've been reading for a few years now, she's someone I read really regularly - What a perfect combination!

A Funko Pop Vinyl giveaway - Win 'Ghost' from Game of Thrones

Last week Azii had a subscription box turn up, that he wasn't expecting, turns out that although he'd cancelled with the company, he'd not cancelled via Paypal so they re-started his sub a year after the original start date, oops! He got his money back, apart from for the box they sent. so all is well, phew (He could've had his money back for that box but he loved the tee and I thought I could find a good use for the Pop). 
We already had the Pop Vinyl figure which was in the box but I was thinking, with Christmas nearly here, I'd give one of you the chance to win another little gift for yourself, or a loved one, with this rather cute Ghost (from Game of Thrones) Funko Pop. 

My Mini Freedom Makeup and Makeup Revolution Haul - Pro Brow Pomade and Ultra Metals brushes

Just a quick haul post to share with you, it feels like quite a long time since I done a beauty haul (probably because it has been!), so it's nice to be able to share some new bits and bobs. I've got another haul coming up, next week, too, but for now here's a couple of things I bought from Freedom Makeup and Makeup Revolution recently, from Superdrug

Birchbox UK - Unboxing / Review - December 2015

I can't believe how long it's been since I did beauty box unboxings, my poor Birchboxes have been feeling unloved as I've not been sharing them with the world! Unfortunately, with the pregnancy making me as ill as it has, I've just struggled to get going on things like this. But, although I'm still very ow and very run down, I'm finally back on track with my blog which means I want to get back on track with my beauty box posts! 
I was very excited by this month's box after seeing Birchbox announce that this month's products were coming in a beautiful clutch bag, rather than the standard box. And, when it arrived yesterday evening, I was as pleased with the bag as I expected And very pleased with the products inside too. If you find yourself wanting to sign up then I'd very much appreciate it if you used my referral link, it will get you £5 to spend in the Birchbox shop, and it'll get me £5 to spend too! My link is:

Monday, 7 December 2015

Beautiful, personal photo gift ideas from Cheerz this Christmas

Photo gifts are always a bit of a winner, in my mind, for Christmas, they're personal, usable and also fun. So when Cheerz got in touch and asked me to feature some of their photo gifts I didn't even hesitate, especially when I saw that they do polaroid style photos (I've wanted to get some photos printed in a polaroid style for ages now!) 

Cheerz have a really nice range of items from pretty boxes of photos to magnets and albums to posters, with plenty more in between. As such it was tough to decide on what to try out, but of course polaroid style pictures was a given. I wanted to think of something that'd be a good add on item for gifts, too, which is why I opted for some of their strips, along side the Christmas box. 

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Party Picks and Year Round Basics from Shoe Zone

This is another post which has taken far far longer to get written than originally intended - Back when I first got these shoes I was so sick I could barely get off the sofa without setting my tummy off, once I started getting better from that, my feet were all swollen and uncomfortable so shoe posts weren't exactly ideal... Yes, pregnancy really is so glam! But I've decided to put it together now, regardless, sore feet or not! 
Rather than the shoes I was sent from Shoe Zone being Summer picks, I'm now looking at one pair as a more dressed up option (though still very simple) and one as year-round staple (Which just happen to be in a very a/w suitable colour!)

Friday, 4 December 2015

Pregnancy Friendly tea choices from Tick Tock Tea

The last post that I'm behind with, phew! This was another product that was sent to me at the worst possible time, in terms of when I was sick (I had no idea it was coming so it was a lovely surprise, apart from the sickiness!)

On the other hand, it's the perfect pregnancy product, so now that I am less sick I'm really pleased I've been able to try it. 

A little OPI Giveaway - And some Bargain Nail looks from with OPI and China Glaze

I hadn't heard of before they contacted me, but now that I have I am rather worried about how I'm going to keep my nail polish collection in control. I've just been very very good and passed on a large amount of my old polishes, that I no longer use, but with sites like this around it's going to be hard to not fill that space right back up again! With OPI polishes between £4.95 and £6.96 and China Glaze from £2.95 to £4.95 amongst many other brands and prices, and with free delivery over £15... you can see my point, I think. 

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Spoil someone you love (or yourself) with some amazing teas from Bluebird Tea this Christmas

Let's be honest, when you think of Christmas gifts tea isn't likely to be right at the top of the list. When you see the Christmas range from Bluebird Tea, though, I think you might change your mind - Seriously, so many beautiful, individual, amazing gifts for the tea lovers in your life. 

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Trialling The Body Shop, Origins, Clinique and Darphin with the Rakuten Bonus Box

I was a little excited when Rakuten, kindly, offered to send me a surprise 'Bonus Box' with some products from their affiliates in - I had no idea what I was getting, other than the fact that it was going to be from some fab brands. 

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

A delicious, and healthy, snack from Emily Fruit Crisps

I'm someone who likes to snack, and I've even been told that I have to snack for medical reasons (Yup!), so any new type of interesting snack is very likely to interest me. Of course, contrary to that, I've spent the past few months barely able to eat anything, which is why this post has been a long time coming. 

I was sent some bags of Emily Fruit crisps quite some time ago, now, and they've sat taunting me whilst I've worked my way through extreme sickness, to less sickness but still having food aversions, to no sickness but almost no appetite to... ooh food! (Which is where I am now)

The 'Vintage Doll Look' palette from House of Glamdolls with Freedom Makeup

It's best that I start this with some honesty - This post is going to be Very picture heavy! When you see the palette that I've been sent, to share with you, you'll understand why, soo many things to swatch! 

I was very excited when the House of Glamdolls (with Freedom Makeup) 'Vintage Doll Look' palette landed on my doorstep. I hadn't heard of these, yet, so it was nice to discover something new and also have a little play around with some swatches and see what this latest development has to offer.