June seemed to fly by, most of us seem to say this every month but it disappeared in a flash. I’m not complaining though because in just six days time, Brent and I will hopefully find out the gender of our first baby. We are so incredibly excited and I have been counting down the days in June! June was a fun and busy month for us both and it seems to only be getting better…hope I haven’t jinxed us!
It’s no secret that Juicy Couture is one of my most favourite fragrance brands out there. I’m constantly raving about them on here and to people I know, they just smell incredible and are yet to let me down. I always snap up a new scent in the Boxing Day sales as they are always a huge bargain and too good to miss!
I’m nearly 19 weeks as I write this but I wanted to write a little update about how things are going and share my latest midwife appointment before I completely forget.
Last year micellar waters hit the beauty world with a bang. What started as Bioderma being the firm favourite, every skincare brand around brought their own micellar water onto the market and I certainly jumped on that bandwagon! Who didn’t right? I was asked if I would like to try the new La Roche-Posay Make-Up Remover Micellar Water Gel* and said yes as I was so intrigued by this new form of micellar product.
Growing up I spent my days applying foundation with my fingers and eyeshadows with the sponge applicators – I now shudder at the thought! Gradually I became more obsessed with beauty products and of course that meant brushes too.
It’s been a while since I have written one of these but I’ve recently been using some new products that I am so impressed with and wanted to share them with you all. I have planned to write full reviews on a couple of the new products as well so keep your eyes peeled for them.
Today marks 16 weeks, 4 months along! It sounds so far already but it’s going really slowly. Only 4 more weeks until I’m half way though, which is just crazy. Nothing has happened appointment wise. I have my second midwife appointment on June 19th which is my 16-18 weeks check-up and my second scan on July 7th, hopefully at this scan they will be able to tell us the gender, so exciting.
I always say the same thing, I hardly wear lipstick but I am obsessed with buying them. One weekend I bought four, FOUR! Is that even acceptable? I had a stash of products on my Muji drawers, all the products that needed photographing before I could use them – #bloggerproblems, I noticed that 95% were lip products, the other 5% nail products – my second worst enemy. I decided to share with you all the lip products that I have accumulated recently.
May has been one crazy month, some sad moments but generally mostly happy. If you didn’t know, May was when Brent and I announced that we are having our first baby! You can read all about that in my Surprise post and also get up to date with my pregnancy so far with my Pregnancy – Weeks 1-12 post. It was also my birthday month but since I turned 21 (this was my 25th) I just don’t really celebrate it anymore…such a granny, I know.
This month beauty products wise, I really don’t have a lot to share but the products I do have are certainly worthy of some attention.
I’m not only obsessed with lip products – that I really don’t wear enough – but I’m also ridiculously obsessed with nail products, namely polishes. I check the Maybelline stand every time incase there is a new shade of their SuperStay polishes that I have missed. Although I have bought a newly spotted shade – silent cheer – I have recently been opting for naked nails, something I never thought I would do.
Urban Decay is one of my most favourite beauty brands ever. Not just because they have a huge variety of products with gorgeous packaging, but also because their quality of products are always top notch. I would say my Urban Decay collection is the biggest in my whole makeup collection. They have such a huge variety of products and most of them are very well known and some even branded as “Holy Grail” products. I just wanted to do a little run through of my favourites out of my collection.
A while back I decided that I wanted to start having fresh flowers in my room. Fresh flowers are so pretty and I love the scent that fills the room. Faux flowers are nice and a lot easier to handle but they do get boring if you don’t change them up enough. When I was approached by Debenhams Flowers asking if I would like to review one of their bouquets I said yes immediately.
As I write this I am officially out of the first trimester, the first three months are over! It’s such a relief knowing that I’m out of the woods and that the risk of miscarriage has finally dropped. It’s felt like the longest three months in existence. I just wanted to write a post to let you know how I got on in my first trimester. I found out when I was 4 weeks and until your 12 weeks scan nothing really happens.
If you follow me on Instagram you will already know this news! I wasn’t going to write a post until next week but I thought I might as well just do it now instead of waiting, so here you are! Brent and I are expecting our first baby. I actually took five tests to make sure! My friend Hayley texted me saying “Step away from the tests” haha. It still seems really weird to write that sentence now, even though it’s been three months already.
Last weekend I stayed at my sister’s for a few days whilst Brent was away in India for work and that usually means one thing for us…shopping. I’ve already posted my Lush Haul if you want to check that out, can’t resist Lush! Most of these products I bought at the same time but a couple where from a different day so I just decided to pop it all together and show you all my new beauty bits at once.
It’s been a week already since my new blog went live but I thought I would share a quick post about my new blog makeover! My brother kept telling me I should make the switch from Blogger to WordPress but I kept saying no, he first mentioned it about a year ago but I finally said yes and I’m so glad I did!
I spent the last weekend at my sister, Viv’s, place which meant shopping. With Brent being away for two weeks for his work, I booked myself in for four days with her, shopping and going out for dinner, it was brilliant. But now I miss her and Brent. Since my town doesn’t have a Lush and her’s does, I took the opportunity to stock up on some favourites and new goodies.
Another month has passed, another favourites post to write! I usually like to have my favourites posts up on the first day of the month however with Brent being away in India, I’m currently at my sister’s and we have been busy bees. I’ve also spent a lot of time adjusting my new blog. My brother did a fantastic job at sorting it all out for me and I couldn’t be happier. I will post a before and after shot soon.
GlamGlow is a brand I have always wanted to try, ever since I first heard about it, I added their products straight onto my wish list. Such a cult brand with their YouthMud being one of their most popular items, I just had to get my paws on something to try.
I was contacted by BlowLTD, an amazing online beauty brand that offers a huge selection of products and asked if I would like to try something from their website. Not only do they have amazing online shopping, you can pop along to one of their beauty bars in London and get your hair, makeup and nails done! I’ve heard of the brand before and have been on their website numerous times eyeballing different beauty products and obviously couldn’t say no to such a fab opportunity.
Sorry I haven’t posted a lot over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been very ill but today I feel a little better and thought it was about time I uploaded a new post. A different type of post today, I am writing a review on a man’s fragrance. It was Brent’s idea as he loves this scent and we both realised that Fossil isn’t a very talked about brand.
Brent was looking for a new scent and we came across this one in their Lakeside store. Fossil is one of his favourite brands and he instantly asked for this as a future present. It smells incredible, by far the best male scent I’ve had the pleasure of whiffing.