Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Happy Birthday Seb!

I can't quite believe that my little tiny baby is a whole year old today!
Its gone so fast.

His party isn't until Sunday so today has been pretty quiet, we opened his presents from us this morning and he had his first taste of cake(and chocolate) but didn't think that much of it and threw it on the floor, preferring his cheese on toast.To celebrate surviving a year, i have some champagne to drink tonight :)

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Nail of the day: Models Own Emerald City

I have wanted this polish forever and finally got round to ordering it last week. I love Models Own polishes anyway, they are great quality.
This is an amazing green glitter in a clear base. One coat gives a sparkly layer, 3 coats(as i have on here) give an opaque glitter finish.
Do you have any Models Own polishes? Which is your favourite? xxx

Monday, 28 November 2011

Mummy Monday: Sweet Dreams

First time using a duvet, i think he likes it :)

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Winter warmers

How quick did Sunday evening come round?!
This weekend has been busy, on Friday i went Christmas shopping with my mum and Seb, yesterday me and Phil went to Ikea and then to Bella Pasta for lunch and a look around some other shops. Then today we have spent the whole day deep cleaning our flat as our agent is coming round to inspect tomorrow. We've also got rid nearly all of Sebs bottles, steriliser and other baby bits and sent all thebaby clothes we are keeping to Phils parents to store.

My buys recently seem to have a very wintery theme.
I won a £30 tesco voucher this week by taking part in a twitter comp, i ordered some bits for Seb but also got a few bits for me.

Fair Isle hot water bottle
Black knitted skirtFestive knee high socks
In Boots i finally had a look at the Soap and Glory make up stand and picked up the Kohl pencil, its lovely, almost on par with my beloved Urban Decay 24/7 linersWe got quite a few bits in Ikea(mainly boring) but i did get a build it yourself ginger bread house, i cannot wait to make this, it smells gorgeous!What have you been upto this weekend?

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Our week so far in pictures

Its only Wednesday but, i like these posts so thought i'd do one of my own.
This week i've been...

wearing my new forever 21 socks, so cute!!
eating festive gingerbreadpainting
painting my nails in ELF's chocolate brownand partaking in messy play
What have you been upto?

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Prepare to be blown away

We all know and love ghd for their amazing straighteners so i was pretty excited to find out their latest offering, its first salon strength hairdryer. Meet the ghd air.

Developed in conjunction with professional styling experts, the new ghd air is designed to help you unlock the secret to a gorgeous salon blow dry, every day. Featuring a powerful professional motor and advanced ionic technology, it delivers exceptionally fast drying and styling while helping to reduce frizz, leaving your hair soft and silky. Whether you’re looking for quick, sleek, smooth results or fabulous, impactful volume, ghd air puts the salon power in your hands. It’s the perfect companion to the other ghd styling tools and makes sure you leave the house looking beautifully glamorous.
ghd CEO Paul Stoneham says: ‘We’re extremely proud to be launching ghd air, especially in our 10th anniversary year. An incredible amount of research, development and testing has gone into producing such a high caliber, salon strength hairdryer. ghd air will leave consumers literally blown away”

An ideal tool to help create a salon look at home, the new ghd air boasts the following benefits:
+Advanced Ionic Technology: for reduced frizz and a silkier, softer finish
+Cool shot button: for a quick blast of cool air to fix your look in place
+Salon strength AC motor: for more powerful drying
+2 concentrator nozzles: helping to create a wide variety of styles
+Ergonomic design: for easy handling and maximum control
The new ghd air professional hairdryer doesn't just dry hair, it inspires it.

The air is priced at £99, more information on the ghd website.


Whats in my bag?

I've not done one of these for agesss!

The bag: Primark £10
The stuff!
Purse, 2 packs of Cath Kidston tissues, Hello Kitty notepad and pen, Samsung Galaxy phone, Halloween sweets that my mum gave me and Phil to turn our tongues blackElf Concealer, Palmers Lip Butter, Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Zero, Mac lipstick in Hue, Mini Nina Ricci perfume
A few toys to entertain SebI also have a changing bag on Sebs pushchair to store everything he needs in but i didn't think nappies would interest you!
Whats in your bag?

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Review: Lush Magic Wand Bubble Bar

You may have seen that i got this when i went into Leeds and I thought i would do a quick review of this as i'm guessing its something alot of you will be giving or receiving this Christmas!
The Magic Wand Bubble Bar is a solid version of the famous Snow Fairy, so it smells very sweet and girly. I love that they have made this scent into a bubble bar as i love the scent but much prefer baths over showering. The fact that they have made it into a wand with ribbon and a bell really appeals to me, for pure cuteness.

Its really easy to use. You just wave your wand under running water several times.
Stand whats left of your wand up to dry.
And relax in a lovely smelling bubbly bath
The bubbles and scent lasted the 30 minutes or so that i was in the bath which i was really happy with.
I really like this product, its an ideal stocking filler(hope Phil is reading this!), it smells good and looks sweet. I also like that you can use it more then once, i think i will probably get around 4 uses out of this so it makes the price of £4.95 quite reasonable.
I'll probably be getting a couple of these as little gifts for people.

I hope this helps anyone who is thinking about giving(or receiving this)!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Nail of the day: Chanel Rose Insolent

I wanted to put something on to brighten up the grey days and this fitted the bill. Chanel in Rose Insolent. I'd forgotton how pretty it is :)
Whats on your nails?

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Holidays are coming

I'm sure you have all seen the Coca Cola advert by now, now its on we can officially get excited for Christmas :)
Yesterday was superbusy, we had a man come over to do a check on our Gas appliances, then went shopping, then to my parents house and then me and Phil had to go and see some people about chairs for our wedding. We finally got home at about 8pm and then Phil went out to play football.

Grey and deer print dress-H&M, Purple opaques-New Look, Silver rabbit necklace-H&M
I loved these giant wire reindeer they had outside the shops
With the holidays drawing nearer i've started buying decorations for the tree. I'm pretty much starting from scratch this year as i need baby safe decorations as Seb will be attacking them! These are from Paperchase.
Who watched Pan Am last night? I really enjoyed it, and loved the clothes. What did you think? x

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Leeds part 2

Following on from yesterdays post here is what i wore when we went into Leeds last week.

Cream lace dress-Primark, Black cardi-La Redoute, Black 300denier tights-Matalan
Leopard print belt-MatalanI didn't buy too much for me, just these little bits.
Mittens on a string! Love them!! I wanted to get a matching hat but they were all massive. I did try a lovely hat in H&M kids which was size 5-8 years and fit me perfectly!
Cath Kidston mug, i'm currently overhauling my mug collection so that they are all pretty. Also pictured is a big boys cutlery set for Sebs stocking.In Lush i got the new Rose Queen bath ballistic(used already and its lovely), an old favourite Butterball bath ballistic and the wand bubble bar which i can't wait to use!
Have you tried any new Lush products recently?xxx

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Leeds German Christmas market

Last Friday we went into Leeds, mainly because i wanted to visit the German market in Millenium Square.
I've never actually been before but had heard lots of good things about the market so was eager to have a look. As well as the market they also have fairground rides, i loved this carousel.

There are over 40 stalls at the market selling food, drink, jewellery, toys and decorations. I loved the stall selling knitted hats, the man working there was really lovely and friendly.

We actually didn't buy too much, as i only had limited cash in my purse and the queue for the cash machine was immense.
We got these truffles, which were lovely!
These chocolate covered marshmallow things(i don't know the real name!) they came in different flavours, Phils was After Eight and i went for White Chocolate.
Finally we got Seb this wooden hanging toy for his room.
The market is on until 18th December so we will be going back as theres so many nice bits for presents. We left feeling really festive!

Monday, 14 November 2011

Mummy Monday: I'm still standing

My clever boy has started to pull himself to standing for the last 2 weeks! He thinks he is so clever and he can reach EVERYTHING!!
He has taken to standing at the stairgate and posting things through it and down the stairs.
I love this photo! He is waiting for his bath to finish running here!He has also started walking along while holding onto things, very tentative at the moment but i'm sure he'll be cruising around everywhere!

I also got some very exciting news this weekend, my brother and sister in law are expecting a new baby in May next year. It will be my parents 10th grandchild!! I hope its a girl as the last 4 babies have been boys and i want to look at girlie things!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Ins and Outs

  • Velvet- my favourite fabric for winter.
  • Chocolate orange face mask- smells like Jaffa Cakes and leaves my skin feeling lovely. Oh and £1 in Asda!
  • Making soup- Easy, warming and delicious. Perfect at this time of year.
  • Winning- I won some tickets to a Burlesque night, so excited!
  • Celebrations- I can't wait for Sebs birthday on the 30th of this month and then his party on 4th December. Then its my birthday and Christmas!
  • Bad customer service- I won't name and shame but i'm quite cross at a certain company!