Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Personal note.....

I was in two minds whether to write this post as I don't want people to feel sorry for me and I am really mindful of protecting the dignity of my son.

Three weeks ago my son was born three months premature at 25 weeks and 1 day. To say it was a shock is an understatement and the only way I can describe the feeling of having a neonatal baby is like being on a roller coaster ride and your not allowed to get off. 

I have been through a variety of emotions and I know this will continue until he finally comes home. There have been times when I want to scream out "this is not fair" I was so mindful during my pregnancy and looked after myself throughout but somehow have done something wrong which has led to my son arriving so early. I have been through immense loneliness even though the support I have recieved is overwhelming. You also get the patronising talk "we are looking after your baby so don't worry and we need to fully concentrate on him now not you". My husband and family have been amazing and supportive but I find myself screaming inside that I just want to cuddle my son without an audience of nurses and doctors and peoples kind words are just not enough to mend the continual ache in my chest I have because I am unable to do anything to help my son apart from just being there for him. 

The care my son has received is amazing and he has come on leaps and bounds and he surprises me everyday with the fight and determination he has which does make me incredibly proud and really shows the NHS at its best. 

I will now consider whether I will write more posts about my experience let me know whether you wish to hear more about this journey. 

Friday, 23 October 2015

Daily Beauty Products (Friday 23 October 2015)


Sanctuary Therapist Secret Facial Pil and Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation - this is my current favourite combination which makes my foundation look flawless. The issue I have with foundation is that due to my dry skin it can sometimes look patchy and just odd and make my skin look let me be frank awful. But , by adding oil into the foundation it makes the application easier and the end result is my skin looks amazing. The oil really adds an additional boost of hydration and the good thing is that it lasts all day and by the end of the day it looks like I have just applied my make up. 

The additional bonus is, I simply adore both of these products they are classic products that are dependable and never let you down. So next time you are in the drug store trying to think of which foundation to purchase Max Faxtor is a brand that you should be giving some serious consideration to. 

Sanctuary is a brand that is so dependable and oozes quality at such a reasonable price I think this is my favourite oil of all times - I know a bold statement. 

So my advice to you all, give some serious consideration to adding one drop of oil to your foundation. For me it has been a real game changer and has improved my makeup a lot!! 

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Daily Beauty Products - Wednesday 21 October 2015

Maybelline Colour Show Blush 'em - I was wondering around my local pound shop with the hubbie a few months ago and stumbled upon the beauty products and saw this amazing blush. It combines both a beautiful coral and wearable pink. 

I was initially not holding out for the blush to be any good but, I simply love it and it is ideal if you are on a tight budget. So don't forget when your in the pound shop it is worth having a rummage!! 

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Daily Beauty Products (Thursday 15 October 2015)

Pure Potions Scalp Oil - I suffer from psoriasis usually when I am stressed. I don't usually treat it as I know it does eventually go away and it is not usually too scratchy but just unsightly when you go to the hairdressers. 

When I saw this product I was intrigued to give it a go to see whether it could aid and relieve the psoriasis. This is one product that will now be part of my routine as it really helped to improve the itchiness and due to my sensitive skin there was no irritation. This product is handmade in the UK contains no perfumes or parabens which is another tick in the box! 

I like using this product in the evening and I sleep in it over night and then wash my hair first thing in the morning. This is obviously a product that you would not use everyday but as and when required. 

My recommendation would be if like me you suffer from psoriasis, itchy /flaky scalp or dermatitis this is a product you must purchase. Check out for more details 

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Daily Beauty Products (Wednesday 14 October 2015)

Anatomicals Face Masks/Scrubs - Just before my dramatic going into labour I had been making my way through the different face masks and scrubs from Anatomicals I was enjoying my pamper evenings. The one thing I do have a tendency to forget is to have these treat nights and do face packs. So, when I received these I did put the time aside to do this. 

Can I first say I think Anatomicals is a brand that people tend to forget about which is a shame as their products are amazing. The first mask I tried was the off with their (black and white) heads botanical purifying tea tree face mask this is a sheet mask (my favourite at scaring my husband). This mask is ideal for any pesky breakouts and I used this when my skin was dull and a little dry. The mask provided hydration and aided the couple of breakouts I had. 

The hottie tottie is never spotty anti-blemish face mask this was great at clearing out my blocked pores and my skin felt refreshed after use. I especially liked the face the mask had added evening primrose oil to add a bit of calmness. 

Get outta my face dirtball apricot face scrub I love a great face scrub and I think this is one of my favourites. The scrub left my skin looking amazing and aided with clearing the old skin cells which if not removed leaves my complexion dull. This is a product I would repurchase. 

And finally, Hawaii five glow tropical hydrating face mask this is a great weekly face mask as it provides your skin with hydration especially if you have "thirsty" skin. I believe this mask is ideal as we are heading into the winter months and with the central heating and poor weather having a dramatic impact on your skin. I will be definitely be purchasing this product again. 

So, my advice to you all is check out as there will be a face mask / scrub for you and I urge you to try out the products because they are amazing ! 

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Personal note........

Sorry I have been awol there has been a lot going on this week. On Monday, I gave birth to my son three months early and it has all been a bit of a haze this week . So, I am sorry I will not be able to keep up with the daily beauty products but will post a couple of times a week in the interim. I hope you understand x x 

Friday, 2 October 2015

Daily Beauty Products (Friday 2 October 2015)

Buxom Mascara - Over the past year I have really changed my taste in mascara wands - I know that is a strange sentence. I used to love the bigger, very bristly brushes but now I love the skinny wands with lots of "teeth" to grab my lashes. I love a lengthen look and I am not overly keen on my lashes being clumpy - but again this is down to personal preference.
Within the Buxom range I have only ever tried their lip glosses and I loved them so when I saw this available at my local TK Maxx I knew I had to give it a go. I have simply fallen in love with this product and I think it is my favourite mascara so far of the year. It really lengthens my lashes and coats them beautifully and evenly - so my clumps! The colour is so rich and there is no fall out during the day which is another amazing quality. So if you manage to see any Buxom products either on your visits to TK Maxx or through the Sephora website pick them up! Check out Buxom website here.


Thursday, 1 October 2015

Daily Beauty Products (Thursday 1 October 2015)

Makeup Revolution Radiance Light Palette - This palette is ideal for you if you are on a budget or if you are wishing to buy the Hourglass palette but can't justify the spend on it. Makeup Revolution are a great brand that produce dupes of products that are slightly more expensive. The quality of their products is also second to none and they really know their customer which is something I greatly admire. 

The colours within this palette allow you to add warmth and depth to your face  without adding sparkle. I simply love adding colours from this palette when I am having a no makeup, makeup day. Check out this palette here it is an essential for your makeup bag.
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