Tuesday, 16 September 2014

CAPE CORNWALL

OUTFIT DETAILS - Jeans/Gap-Shirt/Newlook-Vest/Primark-FlipFlops/Havaianas

Last Saturday we took a little trip to St Just and Cape Cornwall and let me tell you something, jeans were a bad choice that day!! It was grey and cloudy when we left and by the time we got there I would have given anything to had been wearing shorts.  It turned out to be such a lovely sunny day.

We had a little stroll around St Just town, had a saffron bun (after trying to figure out how many carbs were in it!) we then made our way down to Priests Cove which is a cute little stony beach with lovely views of Lands End.  The Brison's rocks in the middle of the sea are said to resemble Charles De Gaulle in a bath. Fletcher went on a mission to throw every stone from the beach into the sea......after realising that this would take him an eternity we called it a day and made our way back to the car.  We then drove home to our mansion as pictured above (a girl can dream right!).

Keep Smiling
xxx

Saturday, 6 September 2014

AUGUST FAVOURITES

Here's what I've been loving throughout the month of August.  ENJOY!
Beauty/Cosmetics

MAC eyeliner in coffee - I've been really loving wearing absolutely nothing on my eyes other than a nice strong line of this in my waterline along with a few swipes of mascara and a bit of eyebrow wax. Simple and natural looking

La Roche Posay Redermic Eyes - I'm always on the hunt for a great eye cream that reduces wrinkles and dark circles etc (do they actually exist though). I can't tell whether this eye cream does either of the above but I can definitely see that the area around my eyes is a lot less dry so it's obviously moisturising my under eye area pretty good. 
Haircare

Tangleteezer - I really don't know what took me so long to buy one of these considering my hair resembles a birds nest most mornings. I love that the bristles kind of give your head a nice massage too. It brushes through my tangles a breeze.

Tigi Oatmeal & Honey - I used to use this shampoo/conditioner combo years ago but then they stopped making it for a while. I am so happy that it has made a comeback because it smells better than ever and now so does my hair. 

Fashion/Accessories

Embroidered top//F21 - This was featured in my last outfit post and I wore it a lot last month so it really deserved a mention.  It's still available (link) if you fancy one for yourself.

Basic grey tee//H&M - This has probably been my most worn item for the month of August.  I really wish I had it in more colours.  It's such a perfect fit and looks great tucked in or left out.  I really do need to buy more of these.

Movie/TV Show

Breaking Bad - We started watching the box set back in July and REALLY REALLY got into it in August. Were on season 4 now. No spoilers please!! 

Food/Drink

Belvita Breakfast - This is nothing new really, in fact this should be a yearly favourite because I pretty much eat one of these every day as a snack (usually about 10am if you were wondering).  They are soooo tasty.

Song/Album

Ed Sheeran X - I bought this and it has been on repeat ever since. Favourite songs from the album are Don't,Nina, Runaway and obviously Thinking Out Loud

Blogs

Hellofashionblog - I have a bit of a love for fashion mummy bloggers and Christine's blog doesn't disappoint - lots of great fashion inspiration and advice.
girltalkwithlaura - I recently found Laura's blog via her Instagram account.  I love her style and she always finds the nicest things in Primark!!

Random

Even shorter hair - I went for the chop again in August and opted for a much shorter style.  My ends were absolutely fried from all of the bleach and so I thought it was best to get them all snipped off.  I also redyed the brown and left the ends free so that I still had a little subtle ombre going on.  I am absolutely loving having shorter hair, the shorter I go the easier it gets to manage/style. WIN WIN!!

Billion Dollar Brows - I went and had my eyebrows shaped in a salon a few weeks ago (something I haven't done in about 2 years) Eyebrows really do make such a difference to your face shape and I will never neglect them ever again.  I had the billion dollar brow treatment and will be booking up again in September to maintain them. The lovely beautician gave me this little spoolie to brush through my brows every day.  She said it may sound silly but you can actually train your brows to grow in a certain direction if you brush them daily so that's what I'm doing and in fact I think it might be working plus I really like the effect brushing them gives.  Nicely groomed brows!

Wow this post got very hairy towards the end!

Keep Smiling 
xxx

Monday, 1 September 2014

HELLO SEPTEMBER






 Top//Forever21>>Jeggings//Dorothy Perkins>>Vest//Primark>>Bag//Dorothy Perkins>>
Flip Flops//Havaianas>>Bracelet//Gift from friend

Well hey there September!  I hear your going to be bringing me sunshine, good times, annual leave and possibly an insulin pump.

I wasn't quite ready to give up on summer just yet so the news that summer isn't quite over yet is music to my ears.  I plan to have at least one BBQ this month and to make s'mores (British style with digestive biscuits) for the first time.  Have at least one more visit to the beach (with possibly a dip in the sea), pack a picnic and go on a bike ride, buy an icecream from a van and read a book.

I also have the week of 15 September off so it would be great to maybe spend a couple of days somewhere nice.  Fletcher could potentially be on his insulin pump by the end of the month which we are all rather excited about.  Dylan and I attended an insulin pump open evening last week and practiced inserting the cannula on ourselves and it was pretty simple. We've been carb counting for almost 3 weeks now and are getting the hang of it so we are really excited to get pumping!!

I hope you live up to my expectations September!

Keep Smiling
xxx


Friday, 29 August 2014

A WHOLE LOTTA LOVE FOR THE BODY SHOP

Let me first start by saying this is NOT a sponsored post I just really love The Body Shop and wanted to share the love.

I will never forgot the first time I spent my pocket money on beauty items.  I remember walking into The Body Shop after being lured in by that recognisable smell.  I even remember what I bought.....clear lipgloss//clear mascara//brown eyeliner//teatree facial wash.  I was about 12/13 at the time and I remember feeling really pleased with my purchases.  And lets not forget good old White Musk eau de toilette, I bought that a fair few times in my teens along with Dewberry and Ananya.

A couple of decades later and my love for The Body Shop remains.  I love that they always have great offers and the girls that work in my local shop in Truro are REALLY lovely.  And lets not forget that they are against animal testing, support community fair trade, protect the planet and are environmentally friendly.

I thought I would share a few of my favourites


Body Care - The body butters are my absolute favourite.  They are so moisturising and leave a lovely scent.  Im not sure if it really made any difference but I applied this to my belly every day when I was pregnant and didn't get one single stretch mark!  I think I've tried nearly every scent but I ALWAYS repurchase coconut and the scent really does linger on your skin all day.  I really love the fruitiness of Satsuma and Olive is a really lovely subtle scent.

For a lighter moisturiser I like the Shea Body Whip.  I would say Shea is my all time favourite scent from the Body Shop.  I had the travel size shower gel and moisturiser in my hospital bag when I gave birth to Fletcher so it always reminds me of THAT shower I had straight after giving birth when I felt and smelt amazing!
Skincare - I cannot stress enough how much I love the Body Shop skincare products.  The above 3 are my skin saviours.  The Camomile cleansing oil removes every last scrap of make up no problem.  I decant the Vitamin E hydrating toner into a spray bottle and spray it onto my face after cleansing and its so light and refreshing with a lovely fresh subtle scent.  The Vitamin E overnight serum oil is like silk (i've spoken about my love for this previously). I love it, you should all go and buy it!


Cosmetics - Pink Ginger 14 is my favourite lipstick ever.  It is such a lovely colour that really suits my skintone.  Unfortunately they don't seem to make it anymore and I only have one more back up......please make it again Body Shop!!
The eyeshadow in Vanilla Cream 13 is a really lovely matte base colour which can be used under ANY other eyeshadow.  Again this is another product that they have discontinued but Im pretty sure "sand on me" from their colour crush range is just the same.

Do you have any Body Shop favourites that you would like to share?  I hear the seaweed collection is really popular for combination/oily skin.

Keep Smiling
xxx

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

MARC JACOBS DAISY DREAM

I entered a competition on Escentuals blog last month and couldn't believe my luck when I won. 

The competition was to win a fragrance set of the new Marc Jacobs fragrance Daisy Dream. 

The team at Escentual were fab and emailed me to inform me that I had won and asked for my address. I replied and it was sent out immediately in the post and arrived a day later. 

So onto the fragrance. It is simply beautiful. If I had to describe it in one word it would be CLEAN! It's a very light, airy, summery, fruity version of the distinctive original Daisy. 

According to Marc Jacobs it has top notes of blackberry, grapefruit and pear. The heart notes are introduced with a bouquet of jasmine, lychee and blue wisteria and a medley of white woods, musks and coconut water reveal the base notes. 

Sounds incredible right. It's basically like summer in a ridiculously pretty bottle!! I layered the scent with the shower gel, body lotion followed by the fragrance and I can honestly say the scent lingered all day. I love it and love that it makes me feel super clean smelling. 

Thank you Escentual for picking my entry. 

Keep Smiling
xxx


Sunday, 10 August 2014

JUNE/JULY FAVOURITES

Unfortunately I never got round to posting my June faves as the day I was getting the post prepared was also the day that Fletcher was diagnosed with diabetes.  But here I am a month later and I'm ready to share my faves.
BEAUTY/COSMETICS
BODY SHOP - VITAMIN E SERUM - I bought this as I had heard many great things about it and there was a ridiculously great offer on at the Body Shop [as there quite often is].  I put about 3 little drops of this into the palm of my hand, rub my hands together and smooth all over my face right before bed.  It makes my face feel all warm for a second and feels like silk.
MAC LIPSTICK IN SYRUP - Such a beautiful flattering shade and really lovely creamy texture. Possibly my all time favourite MAC lipstick now.
HAIRCARE
MOROCCAN OIL - Everyone knows how fab this stuff is.  It tames frizz to perfection and smells like tiny oily drops of heaven.  In fact I love it so much I don't know why I haven't tried any of their other products, I might just have to do that.
FASHION/ACCESSORIES
STATEMENT NECKLACES - All from Forever 21.  I've been wearing these things to death.  They can brighten up the most boring outfit in an instant.
DENIM VANS - Just look at them!  Do I really need to say anymore.
MOVIE/TV SHOW
24 - Having watched all the previous series I was thrilled when 24 came back for another series after a very long break.  I enjoyed this so much and REALLY hope they do another.
FOOD/DRINK
HORLICKS - What started as a nice occasional warm drink before bed every so often has now turned into an every night occurrence [Dylan has one every night too] we love it.
FRUIT & NUT - This is the perfect little evening snack.  We usually have this around 8pm.  Its really simple banana chips | fruit mix (tesco value if your wondering) | almonds | cashews.

SONG/ALBUM
MAGIC-RUDE
BLOG
MAKE LIFE EASIER - How beautiful is Kararzyna? That girl has style and I get the vibe that she is really sweet and lovely and I wish I was her friend so that I could steal her wardrobe.
BAREFOOTBLONDE - Amber has just recently given birth to her baby boy Atticus and I really enjoyed seeing all her pregnancy fashion posts and now all the pictures of her gorgeous son. She also has amazing hair and she REALLY knows what to do with it.
RANDOM
GETTING FIT & HEALTHY - I joined a gym in June.  It is conveniently situated on my way home from work so I can just pop in after work and spend an hour there working up a sweat.  I've also very recently started the Kayla Itsines BBG too.  My aim is to be strong, toned and healthy. I'm not aiming to lose weight if anything I would prefer to add muscle.  I'm also being a bit more selective about what i'm putting into my body, more fruit and veg, water, no alcohol, lean meats and less sugary treats.