Parenting

Rights and responsibilities

I am part of an online support group for single mums, as quite frankly sometimes we need to talk and let off steam. Recently, the conversation turned to how frustrating it is for us mums  following a split or divorce, how unfair the division of responsibility was. The general consensus was that the father quite […]

16 Jan 2017

Make Up Accessories and Routines

How I Store My Lip products

The only problem I have with collecting make up is knowing where and how to store it. Pre-kids it was easy. I used what was the spare room and had two dressing tables, numerous storage drawers and boxes scattered all over the place at -gasp – toddler level. But then I had Number 1, lost the […]

13 Jan 2017

Make Up Accessories and Routines

My Brush Cleaning Routine

In my opinion, most make up, especially foundation, looks a lot better when it has been put on with a brush or a sponge. There are some amazing brushes available – I am a huge fan of the Real Techniques brushes. However, when using brushes, it is important to remember to clean them properly and […]

10 Jan 2017

Health and Fitness

Eating With Self-Love

As I briefly discussed in my previous post, I take very little care of myself. I am always on the bottom of my priority list after the kids, work, family, friends and my home. I am generous in my attitude towards others but never show myself the same generosity. My eating is a perfect example […]

7 Jan 2017

Parenting

Double Trouble

Prior to this school holiday, this was the last photo of my kids being affectionate towards each other…. Yes, it was over two years ago! This is my maternity photoshoot from when I was expecting Number 2 and B was a sweet, calm little toddler. The complete antithesis to my experience of toddlers now. A […]

4 Jan 2017

About Me

In 2017 I will…

For me, 2016 has been a year of lessons. I’ve learnt even more about how to stand on my own feet and be the strong mother that my daughters deserve. I’ve learnt how to be myself, what I stand for and the values by which I live my life. I’ve removed people from my life this […]

1 Jan 2017

Me and Make Up

My New Year’s Beauty Resolutions

  It’s that predictable time of year when everyone’s attention turn to self-improvement and how we can make the upcoming year a better year for ourselves. I wouldn’t necessarily say that I’ve had an horrendous 2016, but I can’t lie, I’m looking forward to it being over and a fresh start for me and the […]

31 Dec 2016

Reviews and Swatches

Sleek Box of Tricks Face and Lip Products

Well anyone who read my Merry Christmas Eve Eve post will know that I was really excited to open this and test it out! All of the products are existing products from the Sleek line.  There are no limited edition items, which I’m pleased about because if I like them, I can easily find them. As […]

29 Dec 2016

Body

3 Top Tips for Hydrated Skin

I don’t profess to be the expert on anything apart from Harry Potter – really, ask me anything. Here, I am only sharing my experiences but I have definitely noticed a change in my skin as I have not only got older, but after having my children. I don’t know if it is a hormonal […]

27 Dec 2016

Parenting

The Trials and Tribulations of Potty Training

So, Number 2 is now 2 years old and ever since she was around 18 months, lovely, helpful family members, colleagues, acquaintances and friends have repeatedly told me that the reason that she isn’t potty trained is because I am lazy. Apparently, if I had to endure the difficulties of using Napisan and terry towelling […]

24 Dec 2016