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Vital Baby Start Weaning Set Review

Vital Baby Start Weaning Set Review

Like with most things when it comes to a baby, when you enter into the world of weaning there’s a whole lot of stuff out there that you’re constantly told you will need. However, when we started weaning Florence, I was completely unprepared and ended […]

What makes a good Baby Changing Facility? | AD

What makes a good Baby Changing Facility? | AD

As a new Mum, one of the things your realize fairly quickly is that any trip out of the house revolves around where and when you’re going to change & feed your baby. Being too far away from a changing facility or somewhere you can […]

Changing up my look for Autumn

Changing up my look for Autumn

Autumn is by far my favourite season of all when it comes to make up and fashion trends. After a summer of minimal make up & relaxed ombre hair I am looking forward to changing it up a bit. Ellisons, the home of wholesale hair salon supplies, have released their trend predictions for the coming few months just in time to give me a bit of inspiration.

During the summer I very rarely where a lot of eye make up but now that Autumn is upon us, I am looking forward to getting my eye palettes back out and creating lovely warm earthy looks with the addition of some striking metalic shades for extra glam which are set to be in this season. Ellisons_Eye_Page_1

Nothing screams Autumn like dark lips! Reds, purples & oranges are my favorite shades for fall and while more recently I have stuck to neutral pinks & nudes I am ready to be a bit more daring when it comes to lip colour this season. Ellisons_Lip_Page_2

When it comes to my hair, While rainbow stripes might not be for me, I am hoping to have it coloured a lovely auburn colour and find the time in the mornings to curl it a bit more to add some volume. I really would like to learn how to do some more casual up -do’s too. thumbnail_Ellisons_Hair_Page_2

 

Will you be changing your look this Autumn?

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Our Daily Routine

Our Daily Routine

We were so lucky that Florence settled into a routine pretty much from day one. I’ve had so many comments and questions about how we got into a routine so early on and while we took her lead for the most part there were a few […]

Reduced Fetal Movements at 36+5 Weeks Pregnant

Reduced Fetal Movements at 36+5 Weeks Pregnant

Well there really is never a dull moment around here and our little drama baby is definitely living up to her name! After a stressful few days, we ended up on the antenatal ward at the hospital yesterday after our normally super active baby decided […]

5 Tips for the Pregnant Bridesmaid

5 Tips for the Pregnant Bridesmaid

As you may or may not have seen on social media, I was a bridesmaid at my Uncle & new Aunty’s wedding at the weekend. It was so lovely to get glammed up and spend the day celebrating as a family and I was honoured to have been invited to be such a big part of their special day.  This weekend I also reached 30 weeks pregnant, a massive milestone that I have been
counting down to for ages, just 10 weeks to go! Being SO pregnant though, has it’s challenges when you need to be on top form and look fabulous all day long, and so here are my top tips on making it through the day with ease.

C H O O S E  A  D R E S S  T H A T  C A N  G R O W  A S  Y O U R  B U M P  D O E S  | Chances are, you’ll be choosing your bridesmaids dresses fairly early on in the wedding planning process. In fact we didn’t even  know I was pregnant when we headed to try on every dress on the shop and pose for the bride to be. Luckily as it turned out, we’d chosen a beautiful maxi style dress which could be easily altered and expanded around my growing bump with a little help from a very talented seamstress. If you already know you are pregnant, ask the bridal shop their advice on the best style for you and the rest of the bridal party. pregnant bridesmaid 2

H A V E  A  B A C K   U P  D R E S S | With the rate my tummy grew in the last month or so, it was touch and go as to whether I would fit into the dress on the big day. Trust me, even though it had only been two weeks since the last fitting, we had a little trouble doing up the zip! And so, while it would have meant I wouldn’t have fit in with the other bridesmaids, I made sure I had a back up dress which I knew would fit and be comfortable on the day just in case. While my bridesmaid dress did fit nicely (phew!) for the ceremony etc, by desert my tummy had expanded so much that I got quite uncomfortable and decided to change into my back up dress for the rest of the day. As I said before, comfort is key and if your bride is anything like ours, she will just want you to be able to enjoy the day ratehr than struggle being uncomfortable.

C O M F Y  S H O E S | Carrying on the comfort is key theme, an extra pair of flat and comfy shoes are essential for every pregnant bridesmaid. I bought some sandals from New Look which I changed into  in the evening so I could dance without achey feet!

T A K E  S N A C K S | Weddings can be long! We left for the venue to get ready at 8.30am and the wedding breakfast wasn’t until around 3pm and that’s a long time to go without food when you’re growing a human! Especially as I tend to get a bit faint if I don’t eat little and often. I packed some mini croissants and a bunch of bananas and kept them in my bag in the dressing room to keep me going and I think it’s safe to say I wasn’t the only person grateful for them! My sister gladly tucked in throughout the day too.

I T ‘ S  O K A Y  T O  L E A V E  E A R L Y | We ended up going home just after 10pm and while at first I was worried it might offend the newly wedded couple, was actually absolutely the right thing adn honestly, there was so much champagne flowing I am not sure too many people noticed! I was exhausted and having been on the go all day long I literally fell into bed and was asleep within 10 minutes of being back at the house. I still go to enjoy the day without over doing it.pregnant bridesmaid 3

I really loved being a bridesmaid and having a bump made it even more of a magical experience.

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Being a Red Shoe Girl – Part One

Being a Red Shoe Girl – Part One

I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I’d seen photographs, read people’s stories, looked in awe at the transformations, but absolutely nothing in this world could have prepared me for the sense of calm you feel when you arrive. Walking through the door of the Red Shoe Studio […]

White Glo Professional Choice Whitening Toothpaste

White Glo Professional Choice Whitening Toothpaste

Everyone has different things about themselves that they want to improve cosmetically. Me? My list consists of dropping a dress size, having more voluminous hair and sorting out my teeth. Me and my Dentist have never really been friends, even the thought of walking into the […]