Monday, 30 January 2017

The Sillisponge - Daft or Genius?

Beauty trends come and go too quick for my liking, before you've got chance to jump on a bandwagon it's been disbanded and everyone is hopping on another. I decided to take a short trip on the Sillisponge bus to see what the fuss is all about. I bought mine on Amazon for measly £1.99 - as with all orders from China they take a couple of weeks to arrive, and since then several other new ways of applying foundation have reared their bizarre heads making blending with a miniature chicken fillet look somewhat normal. 


Friday, 27 January 2017

DIY Dressing Table and Swanky Bedding from Julian Charles*

Do you know what leads to happy life? Good bedding and that's exactly what Julian Charles can provide at affordable prices. I'm slowly delving deeper into the land of patterned bedding - I seem to be stuck on a tartan theme at the moment but it's an improvement from the plain white sets that Luke hates. Julian Charles' bedding really us a luxury from the soft duvet covers to the faux-fur cushion...not to mention the beautiful blanked that is as a soft as an actual lamb.


Monday, 23 January 2017

Jouer Cosmetics Lip Creme Liquid Lipstick

As much as I'm still riding front seat on the matte lip bandwagon, sometimes a girl needs a little bit of shimmer in her life. I've been reluctantly trying to visit ye olde days of lipgloss but that gloopy sticky feeling is still as present as it was in 2006. Just when my dreams of shimmery lips were about to pop their clogs, that bloody Leah from Devoted to Pink only went and did it again. 


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Things people say when you're TTC

Humans are funny old creatures; when we go to another with problems we immediately try and relate to help come up with a solution or to show that we can truly empathise. Telling someone you're struggling to get pregnant is a lot like when and English person meets an Irish person - there's always a Cousin, Great Granddad or distant Aunt who is Irish and they've definitely drunk guinness at least once. The same applies, someone they know or a friend's friend has also struggled to get pregnant and that makes this person the wisest person in the world and arguably a fertility expert. I know this sounds a bit bitter, truth is I am a bit but 80% of this is in jest so please don't take too much offence at my offence. 


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

A lipstick I won't ever use // Mac Mariah

When the Mariah Carey collection was first released I wasn't too fussed, I'm not her biggest fan so assumed I wouldn't like her Mac collection - Boy was I wrong. It wasn't long before the most glittery wonders were popping up all over Instagram and my inner magpie was begging me to spend some money. Unfortunately, with it being Christmas at the time my money was being spent else where like buying socks for my Mum on behalf of the cat or having to buy Luke and extra present because he convinced me to give him Battlefield (whatever number is it) early. 


Monday, 9 January 2017

Tracking our fertility with Ovia

There’s a plethora of cycle tracking apps out there to use to determine projected period dates or in my case, aid fertility. I don’t know where we’d we be without Ovia, I mean we’d probably still not be pregnant but we’d certainly have less of a clue as to what is going on with my body. I’ve been using Ovia for the past two years and have managed to accumulate a host of information about every aspect of my cycle. Ovia works in the sam way as most tracking apps – you begin inputting the details of your cycle and after a certain amount of time, the app can calculate your next projected period date and fertile window based on the information that you provide.


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick - Boss Lady

Back in December I fell in love with this oh-so-wintery shade from my all time fave's Gerard Cosmetic's Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick collection. Unfortunately, I couldn't post about it sooner because I was supposed to be buying a shade for my cousin for Christmas and totally accidentally put one on my shopping cart for myself. I've mentioned before how much I love the formulation of the liquid lipsticks; whilst creating a completely matte finish, they don't feel like they're draining every ounce of moisture for your lips nor do they crumble away like Voldemort does when Harry finally bumps him off as soon as you crack a smile. 


Monday, 2 January 2017

Garnier Skinactive Moisture Bomb - Bomb or Flop?

So my little pal Victoria skipped in from her lunching clutching a boots bag that had some of these little one pound wonders in. She said her mum loves them and they're mega moisturising. I'm not one to ever disbelieve me Julie but I'll have to disagree with her in this instance; probably because, as we all know very well by now, my skin is one big crusty pile of sh*t that won't moisturise.


Sunday, 1 January 2017

Why not us?

TTC, AF, BFN and BD are just a few of the acronyms I pray that any of you reading this aren't familiar with because knowing and using these usually means that you're on the emotional roller coaster of trying for baby and by trying, I don't mean deciding to start a family and getting knocked up within a few months. I mean physically and emotionally having to literally try because for some cruel reason, mother nature won't let your body undertake it's most primary function.

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