Sunday, 16 December 2018

My Winter Skincare Holy Grail


Now that I’m the ripe old age of 30 (still not used to saying that, dear lord) and have a touch of sleep deprivation to battle with thanks to our delicious baby, my skincare routine was in need of a shake up for winter.

I never really notice how bad my wrinkles and eye bags are until I see a photo of myself laughing and then I have a mini panic while frantically googling ‘Botox near me’. I’m not doing anything quite that drastic just yet but I have added a few new products into my skincare routine which have quickly become my holy grail products.

Thankfully Eva has started to sleep much better recently so by the time she’s in bed, I actually have a little bit of energy left rather than needing to go to bed when she does about 8pm after a quick micellar water and moisturiser. After I have done my girlfriend duty of asking how Joe’s day in the outside world was, eaten dinner and watched something on TV with Joe, I take myself off to bed at around 10 and treat myself to at least 10 minutes of indulging in skincare.
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Monday, 19 November 2018

The Best Gifts to Get New Parents


We've had this little monster in our lives for over two months now and thanks to a few rainy days in Manchester, I've been contemplating the past two months and thinking about what wisdom I can pass on to anyone expecting a baby or knows someone who is.

I have a few posts up my sleeve but thought I'd start with this one because who doesn't like gifts? We had so many amazing gifts from friends and family, we were absolutely spoiled rotten
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Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The Future of Dating in Manchester


Earlier this week my sister and I were chatting about everything and nothing over buckets of tea and mince pies (don't judge), she had the day off work so came to keep me company with Eva before collecting her girlies from school. We started talking about my blog and how I'm keeping my brain working while I'm on maternity leave, which is something I'm really trying to do with my blog, because to be honest memorising nursery rhymes and treating my daily dose of Pointless as education is not quite working for me...
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Sunday, 28 October 2018

Comfort Food: Pasta Aglio e Olio Recipe


Is there anything better than settling down on a cold autumn evening with a big bowl of delicious pasta? Well there probably is but that might involve leaving the house and I for one am it on board with that at the moment!

As much as I love fancy food and going out for dinner, staying at home with Joe (and now Eva too) eating pasta is way more preferable in my new sleep deprived world. This is one of our favourite recipes and is also the simplest, it uses ingredients you’re likely to have in the house so is perfect for a last minute comfort food dinner.

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Sunday, 21 October 2018

Building Capsule Collections


As much as I love being at home dressed head to toe in stretchy jersey (baby vomit optional), every now and then it feels glorious to put on normal human clothes, a full face of make up and venture into the outside world.

I’m also fully embracing having my body sans bump back, it’s obviously not in good shape at all complete with a lovely flabby belly and stretch marks but I’m back in a size 12-14 and I am so happy with that. I can wear normal clothes again!

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