Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Dress Lust | Bonprix Nautical Peplum Dress

This cute little number has my name written all over it and is on its way to me as I type.

I'm off to a wedding in a couple of weeks and was starting to panic that I wouldn't find anything I liked.  I knew in my mind what I was looking for but after scouring all my usual clothing haunts, there was a distinct possibility of me wearing something I already own (shock, horror)!

I love the design of this dress and the gorgeous shade of blue. The peplum design is always forgiving in the tummy area and the belted section will help to accentuate my waist.

This beauty is a snitch at £19.99 from Bonprix and if you open an account with them, you will also receive 25% off and free standard postage.  I'll be teaming this up with matching coral heels and clutch bag, so this may end up being one of the cheapest wedding outfits ever!

I promise to share a snap on the day!


Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Vlog | Makeup Revolution Haul

Just a quick Vlog covering my recent Makeup Revolution haul to coincide with the 1st Birthday offer!

Remember I am an amateur so you won't be getting any special effects I'm afraid, just little ol' me.


Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Hen Weekend in Pictures

Morning lovelies,

So I joined the most amazing hen weekend in Fordingbridge near Salisbury.

10 of us had rented this amazing barn conversion for the weekend called Hyde Barn.  It really was an amazing place to stay, right in the middle of the countryside with fields of horses and sheep right on our doorstep. It wasn't cheap, £1600 for 3 nights (book here) but the property can sleep up to 15 people so once divided between the group it wasn't too bad and certainly cheaper and a much more impressive place to stay than a hotel.  They provided bedding, towels, toilet roll and was well equipped with a sound system and TVs in most of the bedrooms.

We all arrived on the Friday and decided to make the most out of the cottage by having a pyjama party in the evening, hence the rather trendy Teenage Mutant Ninga Turtle PJs I'm rocking in the picture.  We'd done a huge food shop so had a great meal of pizzas, garlic bread and lasagne, all washed down with wine, skittles vodka and a various assortment of other alcoholic beverages.  We then played the usual Hen Party games which never fail to entertain and raise a few giggles.

Saturday, after a hearty breakfast we have a wonderful visit from the lovely Cara from Craft and Giggles. Craft and Giggles offer a wonderful service whereby they come to you and offer a workshop of your choice, we went for glass painting which left us all with a wonderful momento of the weekend.  We all sat around the huge dining room table, poured out the prosecco and painted for three hours.  The time went so quickly and we all enjoyed getting creative.  I made the small tumbler a gift for my son complete with obligatory dinosaur.

Then it was time to don the glad rags ready for a night on the tiles.  First we went to the Slug and Lettuce in Salisbury town centre for a cocktail making course and a two course meal.  Again we all had such a giggle, accidentally over pouring with the vodka into our cocktail shakers.  We were all nicely warming up and then sat down to a two course meal, which was basic but still good and just what you need before a night of dancing!

Sunday morning, somehow we had all dodged the hangover bullet, enjoyed a leisurely strolled around the area.  Taking in the breathtaking views and dusting off the cobwebs from the night before.  Then it was time to pack our bags but before we hit the motorway home we went for an amazing roast at the local pub The George in Fordingbridge.  Honestly, it really was up there as being one of the best roasts I've ever had.  I managed to resist having a dessert but there is plenty to tempt you from the creme egg brownie to the jaffa cake cheesecake with homemade chocolate orange ice-cream, sounds delicious right!?

I did have a wonderful weekend, with a great bunch of ladies and have made some fabulous new friends.  It was great to get home to the babies though, never could stay away from my little munchkins for long but I did enjoy the 2 night's sleep with no disturbance!

What did you all do for your Hen?

Hope you all had a lovely weekend too.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

I'm Going on A Hen Weekend ....Eek!

So, tomorrow I'm off on a Hen Weekend for a very close friend of mine.

We've rented out a really swanky looking cottage near the coast for the weekend.  There willl be a pyjama party, pizza, bubbles, giggles, cocktail making, clubbing, roasts and walks in the countryside. Sounds great huh, so why am I feeling apprehensive? The one thing that won't be there, my children.

Now don't get me wrong I go to work every day, have evenings out with the girls, one thing I don't do is spend nights away from them.  The thought of not seeing them for more than 24 hours just really freaks me out.  I know they'll be fine, their Father loves them just as much as I do and will look after them with the same level of care I give them but I can't bear to think of them asking for me and me not be there.

I'm sure once I get there I'll relax and enjoy myself, I should really be thinking about the lie ins I can have two mornings in a row! I can't remember the last time that happened.  Or the fact that if I have a fuzzy head one morning, I don't have to deal with little people jumping all over me and screaming in my ear at an ungodly hour of the morning.

Right I'm off on a paracetamol purchasing mission, I suspect I may need it.

Be sure that you'll be getting a full update on Monday (if I survive!) Cluck, cluck!