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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

The Birth Of Lily Isabelle Walker


Friday, 18 August 2017

Duerrs Marmalade and Apple Slice*


Monday, 24 July 2017

What's In My Hospital Bag?

The time is fast approaching, I was 34 weeks yesterday, the bump is growing bigger and bigger and even the braxton hicks has started. The idea of giving birth is a scary thing to me, it's not something I am looking forward to but I want to have the best experience I can. Obviously I am no expert, but after speaking to a lot of other mums and research I have my hospital bag finished. I thought I would share it with you guys as I found these posts really helpful. There might be something on there that you never even thought of.

For my hospital bag I am using my River Island weekend bag. It's big enough to fit in my stuff, Scotts bits he needs and the stuff I will need for the baby while still in the hospital. I don't want to end up taking like 3 bags so this is a perfect size. There has been recent changes which I am thrilled about and partners are allowed to stay with you overnight now, so Scott will need a few bits to refresh the next day. It's a really positive change and will help me if I am sore or tired and the baby is crying. Giving you the extra support you need.


Tuesday, 11 July 2017


I have had some amazing opportunities since starting blog, putting my ramblings and opinions out in the open on my little internet bubble. Trialling out new beauty pieces, going to events in London and now I have been lucky enough to go to a local McDonalds branch to see all the new and upcoming changes. I have been to McDonald's a lot more than usual lately, purely just to get a chocolate milkshake as it seems to be one of my top cravings in this pregnancy.  So me and some fellow local bloggers got the chance to get our own apron, hats and badges, go into the kitchen and make our own Bic Mac's.


Sunday, 25 June 2017

The Second Trimester | My Experience

The second trimester is supposed to be where you feel like you have so much energy and va va voom. This was not the case for me, with the hyperemesis I have struggled again. I was off work for 5 weeks, in bed mostly and resting, trying to keep down food.

A lot happens during this time, from weeks 13 to 28 the baby grows from the size of a kiwi to the size of a papaya. It's mental, my belly has grew with it but I haven't put any weight on still which I'm so proud of myself for. As I said before I have reduced the risks by 80% and I hope it keep it that way.

I've had a lot of anxiety the past few weeks as well worried about giving birth. Ive never had any surgery or procedures so it's all new to me. With any birth you can make a plan but you don't know how it will end, it's such an unpredictable experience and I think that's why I'm struggling, I like lists and plans and knowing what's going to happen. It makes me feel unnerved that I could have this perfect plan of what I want and it could go out the window and anything could happen. I'm sure as I get closer I might start to feel a bit better about it, but we will just have to see.

I am however starting to feel a bit better in myself in other ways, finally not being sick everyday is always a bonus. I just seem to be experiencing the normal aches and pains, which I'm sure everyone goes through and it is completely normal.

We have brought a lot of baby stuff in the second trimester, it feels a lot more real and the constant kicks and wiggles are a reminder of the fact it won't be too long til my little lady is here.

Did you experience the second trimester the same as me? Let me know in the comments below.


Tuesday, 6 June 2017

4 Ways To Pamper Yourself For So Much Less*


We all dream of kicking back, relaxing and getting more pampered than a Hollywood starlet  on the morning of the Oscars, especially when life has gotten that little bit stressful. The only thing is, getting pampered to the max usually means handing over a healthy stash of cash, and that tends to stop us from being able to relax. It’s a vicious circle; especially after a day on the road with your boss who clearly got out of the wrong side of the wrong bed. What is a girl meant to do in this situation?

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Joan Collins Compact - Must Have For A Night Out*

The new Joan Collins Compact is one of my favourite items to have when you are going out for a meal or an event. It's a powder and lipstick duo, which is what I always take with me for a night out. I use them to top up my make up through the night so I still look good, or hope to do anyway. I also take a blusher too but I like having rosy cheeks! 

This powder stays on really well and gives a matte finish which I certainly want with the summer coming up and you get all sweaty. The lipstick is a very true red, a bold lip which goes well with minimal eye make up. Again, perfect for the summer as you don't want to be plastered with make up and end up looking like the joker as it melts off in the heat. 

You can get this handy gorgeous gold compact here. I love all of the lipsticks, I'm getting quite a collection now, so you can always swap out the compact for the shade you are using. So so handy!

I would highly recommend as an overall great product and definitely worth getting.  Have you tried it before?

What is your must have item to have with you all the time? Let me know in the comments below.

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