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Lauren

Beauty

Top 2017 Beauty Trends

I’ve always enjoyed experimenting with makeup. As a teenager I loved bright colours, and was much more adventurous than I am now. As I got older and became a mum, my make up choices toned down a bit. My go-to look became an eyeliner flick and pink blush. This year however, I’ve started wearing bolder colours on my lip, black and vampy reds have been my favourite. I’m having a lot of fun trying out new makeup looks again, something which I haven’t done for years. As with fashion, different makeup trends come and go. Ellisons have released an E-book […]

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Life, Uncategorized

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

A good night’s sleep is something I crave, all of the time. I love my bed. I love snuggling up under my duvet, and could happily spend the whole day in bed if given the chance. Of course, I’ll never be given that chance now that I’m a parent of two. My children are lovely little creatures but they definitely could do with sleeping a bit more. As most parents will know, time spent sleeping is precious. From the moment mama finds out she’s pregnant, sleep (or lack of it) becomes a big deal. From the uncomfortable nights with a huge bump, […]

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Reviews, Toys

Chocolate Lolly Maker Review

I’m always looking for new ways to keep the kids entertained, particularly during the school holidays. While my son would rather spend time on his iPad, my daughter is always looking for something to do. She loves making things: arts, crafts, baked goods, she’s not fussed. So long as she can get stuck in, she’s happy. We were recently sent the Chocolate Lolly Maker from John Adams, and it looked liked something she’d love. As the name suggests, the Chocolate Lolly Maker is a kit for making your own chocolate lollies. Inside the box you receive: Chocolate melter & utensils […]

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Anxiety & Mental Health

Determined

Things have been quiet here recently, and it’s hard for me to explain why. Those who know me well will know that I’ve been struggling with anxiety and depression. I’ve talked about it here, but I’ve only really scratched the surface of what’s been going on. Things have been difficult, and it’s affected my blogging in a number of ways. Writing has always been a bit of a cathartic hobby for me. When I’m feeling down, or my mind is racing, or I’m struggling to come to terms with something; Writing about it has been my therapy. For important things, […]

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Life

Beauty and the Beast & Black Lipstick #LittleLoves

This week has been a strange one, tainted by the awful events in Westminster on Wednesday. I’ve finished the week just feeling a bit off, really. I know there are terrible things happening all around the world on a daily basis, but I often live in a bit of a bubble. When something like this happens so close to home, my bubble is burst and I’m reminded what a cruel world this can be. I’m certainly not going to let that one awful event define the week though, because there have been plenty of lovely things happening to put a […]

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