Stila – In the Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Stila In The Moment Eyeshadow Palette - First Impressions / Quick Review. I'm a bargain hunter, I love to scope out bargains. The majority of my spends are bargains, either discounted, sale, voucher for money off, whatever. I HATE paying full price for anything, and these Stila palettes that I have been lusting for are no exception. I'll let you in to my secret. My favourite place to find discounted makeup is TK MAXX. I have gotten Illamasqua, Ben NYE, Clarins, Clinique, Elizabeth Arden, Too Faced and now Stila....for VERY cheap from TK MAXX.  It doesn't happen every time I go in there. But I would have to say every other time I look I find a bargain in there. Obviously it's not always Stila palettes or Too Faced bronzers but there's always a bargain to be found. If I tell you the price of one of these palettes...and I got 2, you will LITERALLY die. £9.99 EACH - which means that I got two different ones for £19.98 That's a whole £5.02 cheaper than the cost of one. [Read more...]

Pre Holiday Blues/ Post Holiday Blues

Now everyone has heard of the 'post holiday blues' AKA PHB. You come back from your amazing week away on a hot Island with your glowing tan, new attitude and happy self. Only to realise your back in rainy England, everything was just the same as before you left but now you've got the added bonus of washing and putting away all your fun holiday clothes before going back to work tomorrow. The beach and Sangria are a distant memory and only one day after being back your tan is peeling. In sets the 'post holiday blues'. Now I'm sure I will like I usually do, get the PHB. This time though I seem to have a case of the 'Pre Holiday Blues' too. I cannot wait for the week to be over, I want to go away now and nothing else will do. I have been super excited but almost mopey about going on my holiday in 4 days time. Because I was pregnant and had complications and so did my daughter when she was born, It was best for me not to go away during the last two years which has had a huge impact on me. [Read more...]

Beach Essentials for Babies and Toddlers

If your anything like me you'll spend hours stressing over what you should be taking and packing in your suitcase. It's holiday season so I thought I'd do a quick post on my essentials for the beach with a baby and toddler. Most of the things I talk about apply to both babies and toddlers so I hope you find it useful. I always end up over packing and wishing I didn't bring so much rubbish with me that I don't end up needing or I under pack and wish I brought things I didn't think I'd need. Its hard travelling with a baby and a toddler and here are my top picks for beach /pool essentials. Ok lets start with the most important. A bottle of water. Depending where you are it's always best to drink bottled water, and make sure you keep topping up your child's beaker, or bottle with water to drink to stay hydrated. Heat and UV make little kids get dehydrated quickly so always encourage them to drink often.  But that's not the only reason why I take a big bottle out with me to the beach. [Read more...]