Month: May 2014

5 Face Masks To Suit All Skin Types & Budgets

When I was back in my hometown Glasgow a few weeks ago, one of the first few things my lovely mother did for me was to book me in for a facial at the beauty salon.  I used to get facials ALL THE TIME back in my pre-Aussie days (before 2009) because :-

1.  I was vain (okay, I kinda still am!) and wanted to have amazing looking skin whilst I was flirting with all the guys (yes, I used to be a big flirt too!)
2.  I used to have a semi-stressful lifestyle where I worked really hard and partied even harder so I earned good money (back then!) and could afford/needed to pamper myself

Nowadays, facials at a beauty salon are a long-lost luxury for me.  Instead, I have to resort to good old DIY (even have to trim my own hair!) facials at home with face masks which I’ve had fun testing (anything non-nappy-related is fun for me these days haha!)

Anyway, let’s take a look at them together and maybe you’ll find one that will tickle your fancy…

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Go Matte Or Go Home!

rimmel matte bb cream, maybelline fitme matte stick foundation, maybelline bold matte lipstick, OPI Matte black nail polish

Before I gave birth, I envisaged Maternity Leave to be a time where I would successfully juggle a newborn baby with a lot of free time to do whatever I wanted.  I imagined me being one of those Mums who would get up bright and early, do some yoga, make some fabulous smoothie concoction in a hipster Mason jar (and Instagram it!) and drink it with a stripy straw, followed by Baby Time and when she napped, I would be able to carry on my day and do plenty of blogging and make plenty of clean-eating meals, blah blah blah.  It all seemed so easy…

Reality check – it has been the total opposite!!!  I just have NO free time!!!  Motherhood is hard work and I’m not afraid to say that some days are a struggle because it is so intense and full-on.  It is, by far, the most difficult thing I have ever encountered.  But at the same time, I love it soooo much and I feel immensely blessed.

Anyway, I am rattling on (not an easy feat typing with one hand as the other hand/arm is cuddling the baby) when I am supposed to be introducing you to the Matte beauty stash I have been loving lately…  Yes, I still have a bit of time for makeup.  I refuse to be a frumpy mummy so I am happy being a semi-yummy mummy hehe…

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New Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks & my Fambam choose their Favourites

New Rimmel Moisture London Renew Lipsticks

When we went to UK recently, one of the places we REALLY wanted to go to was London.  Yes, I’ve been there multiple times and we spent a few days there for our honeymoon but we wanted to visit again because a) SHOPPING and b) FOOD (and if my London friends and family are reading this, then of course, we wanted to visit you guys too!!! *ahem*)  However, we only spent a few measly hours in London and that was at Heathrow Airport where Baby Bunty vomited in spectacular fashion – attention-seeker or what?!

Speaking of London and attention-seekers, Rimmel London recently released their new Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks in 12 eye-catching colours and lucky old me got my mitts on the sexy pop-up press kit so let’s take a look together…

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How To Trim Your Own Hair & Colour It Like A Pro

How to Trim Your Own Hair & Colour It

Before I went on holiday, I had been suffering from consecutive bad hair days.  I blamed the baby.  { I blame everything on my poor baby! => first sign of a bad mother 😛 }  Anyway, to combat this, I decided to give myself a DIY hair makeover.

DIY hair makeovers are fantastic for new mummies like me because :-

1.  It means you don’t have to find a babysitter or take a cranky baby to a hair salon.
2.  You can save money.  Nappies are expensive and babies pee / poo a lot.
3.  It beats having to do housework when the baby is napping.

For my DIY hair makeover, I gave myself a trim PLUS coloured my hair.  It was super easy and here’s how I did it with some helpful hints for you to attempt your own DIY hair makeover.

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Survey Results : I Asked & You Answered

survey results revealed

First up, thanks to all you totally awesome peeps for taking your time to answer my survey.  I really needed your help in deciding which direction to take my blog, so without further ado, let’s take a look at your responses and how I will try and cater to your reading pleasure…

{WARNING : This was supposed to be a short and sweet update, but turns out it is a LOOOONG one so if you don’t quite fancy it, come back tomorrow for a new post.  However, there are going to be new changes coming to this blog so watch out for them!}

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