Monday, 18 August 2014

Birchbox – August Beauty Box

August BirchboxBirchbox August Beauty Box

For their August beauty box Birchbox have put together samples to tide you over on your summer getaway.

Wild About Beauty Creme Eyeshadow I received a full-sized sample of Matilda, a dark metallic which can be worn on its own or over powder eyeshadow for a more dramatic effect. This is the highlight of the box for me, the shade is perfect!

Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect This is a leave-in conditioning spray which protects against heat and sun damage. It sounds ideal for using before blow drying.

Supergoop! CC Cream I received two little tubes of this CC cream, a more lightweight version of a BB cream which acts as both a primer and a foundation. I don’t think I have ever tried a CC cream, I’m not usually drawn into the latest skincare fad, but I’m interested to see what it’s like.

Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator Such fancy words for an exfoliator! I love a good exfoliating cleanser so I was chuffed to see this in my box.

Nude ProGenius Omega Treatment Oil A good oil is always a winner for me. This sounds fab, rich in omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9. I’m looking forward to using it.

The Proposal by Tamsina Perry Don’t get too excited, it’s just the first chapter but I thought this was quite a cool and different lifestyle extra to receive.

I’m really pleased with this month’s box, especially the eyeshadow. What do you think? If you like the look of it and want to sign up, please feel free to use my referral link: The box costs £10 per month plus p+p.

Let me know your thoughts!



Saturday, 9 August 2014

32 Weeks of Bump

32 weeks

The baby is now the size of a squash! It is roughly 15.2-16.7 inches long and weights around 2.5-3.8lb. I last saw my community midwife when I was 29 weeks and she confirmed that baby had moved head down and the was only 2/5 palpable! This has meant my hip is no longer painful however the pressure is now all on my bladder.

The reality of being into single figures on the pregnancy countdown hit me last week. I have 8 weeks left to go, potentially 10, and I suddenly feel panicky and as if there is still so much to do! I need to sort my hospital bags, sort a bag for Little N as he will go to his granddad's while I’m at hospital, finish de-cluttering and rearranging my bedroom, finish purchasing the last few bits and bobs that baby needs… It sounds like I have lots of time but with a 1 year old requiring my attention and feeling the way I’ve been feeling the last few weeks, I’m getting nowhere fast!

The week before last I realised that I’d had a headache for four days; I sent a text to my midwife to check if I need to be worried and she sent me to hospital for a full check up to make sure it wasn’t preeclampsia. It wasn’t thank goodness, it was a migraine which passed after a few more days. Then last week I spoke to my GP to ask her to take a look at my 28 week blood test results. My midwife had said my haemoglobin levels were low and that all I need to do was eat more green vegetables, however I have been feeling so awful: tired, breathless and no energy. My GP said that I need more iron supplements for the rest of the pregnancy so I have started those today. I hope I start to feel better soon as at the moment I don’t have the energy to walk up the stairs so how will I ever manage to give birth!

32 weeks down, 8 weeks to go!



Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Stash Raiders #6

Benefit OPI Laura Mercier Lancome Loccitane

I am finally going to discover which side of the fence I’m on when it comes to Benefit They’re Real Mascara. What do you reckon? Will I love it or will I hate it? ♥ With the hot weather I don’t like to wear a heavy perfume so the fresh, light scent of L’Occitane Verbena EDT is perfect ♥ I’ve been given a load of samples by my mother-in-law, including this Lancome Aroma Calm Relaxing Leg & Feet Gel which is perfect for my tired pregnant legs ♥ Everyone deserves a little luxury in their lives and Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille Souffle Body Cream is simply heavenly! ♥ I can still reach my toes! This week I am painting them with OPI Where Did Suzi’s Man-Go? which is the fab orange shade from their Brazil Collection.

Have you tried any of these products before?



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