Since none of my family members live in Australia, they demand daily photos and updates of #BabyBunty. And I get in trouble if the photo is blurry (hello, she is a baby and will not sit still!) or she wears the same onesie or her bib is dirty. Yep, that’s my family for ya – they are not easily satisfied! But I guess it’s a fun challenge trying to take interesting photos of her every day.
Lately, I’ve started thinking up witty captions to go with the photos (like those funny baby memes I constantly see on Facebook) and here’s one that got my sister’s approval so I thought I’d share it with you guys too. Hope it gave you a little giggle!
During my recent travels, when I landed in Scotland, it was (unsurprisingly) F-F-F-FREEZING. My skin immediately felt the effects of the long flights, the plunging temperatures and gas central heating and it literally started cracking up!
I was like – WTF? I have family and friends to catch up with who I haven’t seen for almost 4 years!! WHY ME?!! I can’t let them see me looking like a frumpy bum!!!
Luckily, the smart cookie inside me must have anticipated this because before I left Hong Kong to head to UK, I had picked up a few products from the Olay Aquaction range and they miraculously saved my skin and it was back to normal in a matter of days.
After sharing my Hong Kong shopping haul a couple weeks ago, a lovely reader – Hi Grace! – asked if I could share some tips as she would be going to Hong Kong in September. Although I am not from Hong Kong (my parents are but I’m a true Scottish lassie!), I have holidayed there plenty of times – as a young child, grumpy teenager and as an adult. In fact, I have been to HK for the last 8 years in a row – the lure of the cheapo shopping and yummy food haha!
Anyway, this year’s trip to HK was different as we had a baby (who was a mere 3 months old then!)…AND we survived…AND rebooked our flights to spend another week in HK so it must have been good!
Here are 10 tips for travelling in Hong Kong with babies and young children :-
If you’re a cosmetics chaser, you will have read on many beauty blogs about the soon-to-be-released Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner. I was a lucky duck (quack, quack) and got my hands on one of these babies a few weeks ago and I’ve given it a good trial run.
For the first time ever, out of all the Benefit cosmetics I have tried – Fake Up (HG undereye concealer), POREfessional, Dr Feelgood, Ultra Plush Lip Gloss, They’re Real Mascara (my HG!), etc – this is the first one I didn’t fall in love with straight away!! My verdict of this highly-raved gel eyeliner pen is that I like it, but I don’t love it.
Let me tell you why…
We are nearly halfway through 2014! It will be July next week – how scary is that?! I thought it was time to give an update on how I am going with my goals for 2014 seeing as a lot of you were super supportive in the comments section
I was literally on Cloud Nine, when this sexy, sleek, black curling iron –> The Micro Wand <– was sent to me whilst I was heavily pregnant (around 37 weeks) in November. Now if I hadn’t been doing my Kegel exercises, I may have had a “wee” accident (pun very much intended!).
Anyway, the Cloud Nine Micro Wand and I have been friends for over 6 months now so it’s about time that I show you what I love about it (yes, it is LOVE) and what magic it can do to transform hair from drab to fab. Trust me!
Yesterday, I was happy sad. My baby girl Bunty turned 6 months. It was her “half-birthday”. I spent the day singing an improvised “Happy Half-Birthday Song” to her and filmed a video of her so she can watch it in the future. I thought about baking her a wee cake…but that’s all I did – I just THOUGHT it. Yep, it’s the thought that counts right? And then in the evening, I had a beauty blog event to attend so she had a Daddy Daughter Dinner Date.
Anyway, I thought it would be a great time to reflect and share about 10 things I have learnt in the first 6 months of motherhood :-
[ WARNING : There are elements of TMI ]