Lips

Clinique Crayola Chubby Lip Crayon Box

I had a few hours of child-free time last weekend. I was so excited. It was the first time in weeks. I can’t even class work as child-free time; I work in a school. But, at least at work I don’t have to share my lunch or be watched when I go to the toilet… […]

24 Jan 2017

Fragrance

My Top 5 Perfumes

Perfume is just another part of my beauty product obsession! I remember getting my first bottle of perfume at 16, when my gran bought me a small bottle of Anais Anais for Christmas. I loved it so much, took it everywhere and wore it every day –  even though I couldn’t pronounce it and still […]

21 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. Yep it’s time for New Year’s Resolutions. 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 […]

31 Dec 2016

Reviews and Swatches

My Latest Sleek Makeup Haul

Anyone who has read my post about my letter to Santa will know that I was really excited to open the Sleek Box of tricks 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 […]

29 Dec 2016

Body

Keeping Skin Hydrated Over Winter

I have definitely noticed a change in my skin as I have got older and definitely after having both of my children. I don’t know if it is a hormonal thing, but my thirties and my delightful daughters are really doing a number on my skin. It is always dry and itchy and this never […]

27 Dec 2016