Thursday, 29 November 2012

Skincare | Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Foaming Face Wash

I've been really loving Boots own brand 'Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Foaming Cleanser'. You can pick it up in your local boots for £3.49 and they regularly have promotional offers such as 3 for 2.
Don't get me wrong I do love my Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish for a 'deep clean' but the whole muslin cloth exfoliating malarky just isn't something that's practical in my day to day life.
This was actually the first cleanser I ever bought when I was 13! Its so quick and easy to use (something I've found particularly important now that I'm a new mum!). I can use it first thing in the morning while I shower and last thing at night before bed - It literally takes me about a minute!
I've always kept a bottle of this in my bathroom and it's definitely been a cleanser that I can rely on to clear up any problematic areas if I've had any breakouts.

The cleanser is a light green colour in the bottle which is dispensed by a pump, transforming it to a white foam - magic!
It does have (as the name would suggest) a tea tree scent which I really like, but if you're a fan of fragrance free cleansers this isn't for you. 

I've got combination skin and I find that I really do need to use a good quality moisturiser (i'm currently using my Liz Earle moisturiser) as I found it to be quite drying on my forehead so I can't comment on how suitable it will be for people with dry skin but I can definitely recommend it for combination or oily skin types.

Okay.. I have to use it twice to remove my waterproof mascara, but as a quick solution thats more beneficial then a facial wipe, this is a great quick fix. I will continue to buy this bottle after bottle!

Whats your favourite cleanser?


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Spike Up Your Life

I've been absolutely loving Zara lately. 
Here are a pair of shoes I picked up last week.

I am in love! They are so wearable but can instantly add another element to any outfit and the fact that they are pumps make them perfect for daytime!

I'm in the process of writing a "How to style Studs and Spikes" post. I had hoped to get my  outfits photographed today but its pouring outside so hopefully this should be up next week!


Friday, 9 November 2012

Amelie's 3 Month Update | Baby Blog

Yet another month has flown by and Amelie is now 1/4 of a year old!
She's officially out growing more and more clothes on an almost daily basis. I've had to buy storage boxes to keep all her newborn clothes that no longer fit. She definitely can't get away with wearing them anymore!
She's now more alert than ever and is starting to become increasingly interactive and responsive, she makes little 'cooing' noises when you talk and she smiles in response to you voice, she seems to even want to be entertained now!
We bought a vibrating/rocker chair in my last month of pregnancy and she's recently been enjoying sitting in there. I think it was around the £50-60 mark and it vibrates and sings different nursery rhymes. 

Measurements - 13 weeks 1 day
height - 156cm
weight - 11lb 1 1/2 oz!
Amelie is starting to outgrow all her first size clothes. She's currently in the 'inbetween' sizes of 0-3 and 3-6 months.
Eye Colour - Blue!
Hair Colour - Mousey Brown.

Feeding - Amelie now feeds between 150ml and 180ml depending on the time of day and the time duration between feeds. 

Winding - Still relatively easy. Sometimes she will take a while to wind so I'll leave her to rest for a bit and occasionally this has resulted in her being sick but generally speaking she's good at burping!

Sleeping - Amazing! Throughout the month she has slept all the way through the night! We put her to bed around the 9.30 mark (same as always) and will often sleep through until around the 8am mark. Long may it continue!

Outings This Month - We haven't really been going on anywhere special. With the weather getting colder and the clocks going back it has made such a difference in what we do (particularly during the working week as Connor doesn't get back until 6.30 pm). We have gone to coffee shops and we still go out daily for Simba's walks - we just haven't been anywhere exciting!

Date Days/Nights - We went out for the first time clubbing this month and left Amelie in the safe care of her Nanny (Connor's mum). It was so weird as we hadn't been out for a good year! I honestly don't think we've been out properly since moving in and that was last October! I've never been a huge drinker so I opted not to drink but it was lovely to spend some time with our friends.
We also went into our local shops to do a bit of early christmas shopping, we're having everyone round our house this christmas and I wanted to start with our decorations!
It was our 3 year anniversary on Tuesday (6th Nov) so my mum said she'd look after Amelie so that we could have a nice evening.

Lows this Month? - Taking Amelie for her injections! She cried immediately afterwards but she soon forgot about it.

Highs this month? -  Halloween was a definite one! She looked so cute dressed as a pumpkin (although she didn't like her outfit too much!)
I also loved receiving her birth annoncements and posting them to family and friends - I have a lot of family who live abroad and have not yet seen Amelie so it was nice for them to receive.

Looking Forward to? - Amelie finally being able to fit into her 3-6 month clothes. She has so many cute outfits that I can't wait to put her in!

Least Looking forward to? -  Her next months injections - she has to have three in four weeks time!

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