Thursday, 30 April 2015

Busy Mama

I've completely slacked on the blogging front and the truth be told, it's because I've been crazy busy.

I've not long been back from New Zealand. Yup that's right-the other side of the world. Why? Work.

I know right, its crazy. But yet I'm feeling pretty proud of myself right now, so much opportunity that I'm snapping up.

Whilst these past few weeks have been crazy-I've managed to get some super family time in. Brighton and Framlingham Castle included!

Now that Spring and Summer are showing their faces, the English Heritage membership is coming into it's own. I can't wait to dive into more photography in the fresh air.

Life has certainly picked up pace for us all and sometimes it's stressful. But you know what, most of the time it's not. I'm the world's worst for not chilling the hell out when I need to ie; right now the girls are still not asleep and shouting downstairs about nonsense. Or when I've asked for school shoes to be put on for the 5th time.

However I'm trying to remember that they're just kids and I'm not perfect either. I shout when I'm frustrated too. On the plus side, I enjoy what I do and I can't wait to see this next year unfold.

In the meantime if anyone has any tips on dealing with a "tween" I'm all ears.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

A funky tee

Monogrammed t-shirts are everywhere right now, whether it be a saying, monogram or a animal you don't need to look far! My faves right now are these beauts! Worn with ripped up jeans and a biker you have a edgy look sussed...

This little cutie is from House Of Fraser- Dickens and Jones  The great thing about this one is that it is a really great material that you know will wash well over and over, so if it becomes the "fave" tshirt of a time, then all is good!

and this lovely is a self grown Cordelia Hearts option....

Friday, 20 March 2015

The Sleeveless Topshop Duster

If you are a follower of mine on instagram, this blog post will be of no suprise to you! If not, you're already missing out on my most fave item of clothing-possibly ever- I am O B S E S S E D. I have wanted one of these for an age and Mothers Day was the perfect excuse for me to grab one. So what have I worn with it? Literally everything! I kid you not I have worn it everyday this week-no shame.

Dressed down or up, it is all kinds of awesomeness! Grab one for yourself HERE ....but be quick they are selling quick!

I make no apologies for this first photo, all I will say is that every mummy needs a night off!

Topshop Lace Dress, Topshop Duster, Topshop Necklace and ASH Boots

Topshop Duster, Whistles Denim Dress and Next Shoes

Topshop Duster, TheLBrand Tshirt, H&M Bag and Topshop Leggings

Topshop Joni Jeans, Topshop Top, Topshop Duster, Annie Haak Necklaces and Next Shoes

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Beauty is skin deep.... Multi-Vit Q10 Day and Night Set

I will be the first to admit that my routine of late has meant that my skin has taken a hit. Too little sleep, kids on full steam, work on full steam and wine in the mix has not been great. I have however for the last two weeks been reviewing a new day and night cream. I was dubious on these from the get go as my skin is sensitive and stroppy, if it doesn't like what I feed it, it kicks off!

So what is the cream? It's a fancy doo dah Q10 jobby (yep my experience on skin care is thin on the ground), to be exact a Multi Vit Q10 Day and Night Set.  The below extract gives you some idea of the benefits to using the creams and why I thought I would give it a go.

So what did I think?  Well first off my skin agreed, so already I knew that I was on to something good for myself. There were no strong notes of fragrances which meant nothing was going to irritate me and make me look like I have hives. My make up sits nicely on the Day Cream and I have no oily issues. I have lost "dry patches" so that in itself makes my make up look a tad better too! In terms of the collagen, have I noticed that the "I've hit the 30s catergory" lines setting in have plumped? Uhmm not especially, as I have been too busy to study my face BUT now I come to think of it, actually yes slightly so, my skin certainly looks and feels better.

So would I recommend the set? Yes absolutely.

At £25.90 for the two creams, you are on par for other Q10 products and I have only just seemed to scratch the surface of the product so this is going to last for a while.

Q10 Day and Night Cream Set from Pharma Nord provides a complete 24 hour moisturising treatment. Q10 Skincare set includes the Q10 Revitalizing Day Cream and the Q10 Revitalizing Night Cream.
Skin consists of billions of cells that require oxygen and nutrients in order to thrive. Appearance and condition of the skin depends largely on the health of skin cells. Skin is exposed daily to adverse environmental effects - pollution, chemicals, harsh weather and UV radiation - all causes of premature ageing.
Q10 Revitalizing Day Cream (50ml) is a skin care cream specifically formulated to address the problems of dry skin and loss of collagen with a targeted approach that delivers intense moisturisation.
Q10 Revitalizing Night Cream (50ml) helps intensively moisturise and regenerate skin overnight, looking refreshed and feeling soft in the morning.
Why Pharma Nord Q10 Day and Night Cream Set:
  • 24 hour moisturising treatment.
  • Natural, PARABEN FREE moisturising creams.
  • Promotes natural skin repair.
  • Suitable for all skin types.

Monday, 9 March 2015

The Ripped "Girlfriend" Jeans

Ripped jeans-they're everywhere and I am obsessed, the ultimate edgy jean that you can either dress up or down. River Island have the EVA Girlfriend jeans in the sale and for £20 you can not go wrong!

I have been wearing mine with heels and chunky boots, but they equally will look great with converse. Perfect!

Go forth and conquer River Island!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

London Fashion Weekend with Canon

So London fashion week pretty much takes over and it is coming to an end this weekend. As a pretty fashion and London lover it's pretty insane that it has taken me up until now to even get to the shows. However the uber lovely Canon crew changed that for me and I was picked as 1/4 to go along to a show, learn a bit about photography, Canon and be in the photographers pit. Pretty awesome right?

Outnet had the trend show on and below is a bit of a taster as to what to expect, but if you are as addicted to magazines as much as I am, then you will be pretty clued up that Monochrome, Metallic's, Floral's and the 70s are having a moment!

I had and absolute blast, the camera was amazing, the clothes were amazing and after all this fun I shot off to meet my crazy bunch of blogger friends. All in all a pretty awesome weekend!




Saturday, 7 February 2015

Khaki meets Monochrome

Monochrome and khaki are going to have a moment and I am all for it. Think simple looks with a slick of lippy...sorted.

I have fallen in love with the below. The two tops from Next and the dress from Topshop.

Go forth and replenish your wardrobes!