NYX Glitter.. you can never have enough…

I’m a girl. SHOCK.

To be honest with you, I have always been a lover of pink, purple, sparkles, glitter and all things ‘pretty’.

In a home full of males, which include my man, my dog Rex, and our three boys, for me to be able to have a corner of the bathroom or a desk full of makeup is simply essential!

I also never really get the chance to wear full on glam, I do make a pretty good attempt I hasten to add, but never every day like this, as shown below.

I have a few different sorts of glitter beauty products which include gel pens, pigments, loose glitters, and pans/ palettes.

If you want, I could do a blog this week on my glitter collection, if you so wish…

Below is NYX ‘Face and Body’ Glitter in 09 (or Pink).

 

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You can never have enough glitter…

 

Until next time… C xx

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REVIEW: Bloom & Wild

So the other day, whilst I was I had a rare quiet moment, I received an email from Bloom & Wild, and somehow without hesitation I thought I would give them a try…

Boy I was not disappointed…

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Totally recommend!

C xx

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This blog has no name…

Not sure how to write this. Or how to explain my thoughts or feelings.

I have been silent on here for a long while, not because I wanted to but because I have just not been feeling great. Or even good.

For the past few months I’ve not been happy. Now I do not mean its Allen or my children, but just my general mood. Not happy chappy.

People are quick to assume you fine, that nothing is wrong with you, until you snap, and then you keep snapping. Until you want to run people down in the road, start zoning out and day dream…

Like that’s NOT normal.

So anyway.

Yesterday was the pressure cooker moment.

I exploded.

Got to the point where I rang the Samaritans. I have never ever got to that low point in my life ever, and to think I would have to pick the phone up and ring them- and for the first 5,6, 7 mins I was just hysterically crying.

Anyways after another Dr.s appointment, it turns out I still have PTSD. Joy. Although its not like I didn’t think I still had a touch of it…

So plan of action and whats next?

Well, more appointments, and still waiting on counselling as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) didn’t work and it was cancelled- by them I may add NOT me.

So that’s the update.

Just to add…. If I hear one more person tell me, I must be fine as my face looks soooo pretty made up etc etc I will go the FUCK out on you! So you have been warned. Its what keeps me happy. So leave it.

 

Byeeee C xx

 

 

 

Oscars 2017 ‘Best Dressed’

So each year the Oscars roll around, and each year, I either stay up to an ungodly like hour to watch the fashion on the red carpet or record it, for the next day.

This year was no exception.

So here is my Top 5 from last night.

5. Olivia Culpo wearing a fringed Marchesa gown.

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4. Kirsten Dunst in classic ‘princess- like’ Dior, teamed with Christian Lacroix heels.

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3.Octavia Spencer wearing this gorgeous feathered Marchesa gown, complete with Foreverman Diamonds.

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2. Hailee Steinfeld in a beautiful chiffon, embroidered Ralph & Russo gown.

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  1. So my ‘best dressed’, goes to actress Taraji P Henson. She is wearing an absolute killer purple velvet Alberta Ferretti gown.

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Who do you think was best dressed at last night’s Oscars?

mummy3sons xx

First Impressions / Baby ‘haul’

So I haven’t done a blog in a week, due to many reasons, of which I will not bore you about…

But there was infact time to do some spontaneous online shopping!

I will just dive straight in.. here goes!

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Since receiving them on Monday just gone, I have had the time to test the all out. Some more frequently than others.

L’Oréal Infallible Total Cover / Infallible 24hr Matte / Mattifying Base

I have long been an avid fan of L’Oréal makeup products ever since the ‘original’ True Match foundation came out many years ago.. and I have to say their foundations in general do not falter.

At the moment, since giving birth to my baby not long ago, my skin has become more shiner, so the need for a makeup that will stay put all day is ever needed.

I find that the 24hr Matte is true to my fair skin tone ( I am PALE), it does the trick, by not moving about, staying matte, and not looking at all ‘cakey’.

Turn to the NEW Total Cover and this is whole different ball game… O boy.

This claims to cover all kinds of skin issues, be it, blemishes, redness and tattoo’s without the heavy feeling.

If I am honest, it is okay, yes I am currently on day 3 of trying this foundation, and again using my blender or sponge to apply it. Good colour match too, so no tide lines around the jaw area.

It also certainly looks to stay put significantly longer than that of the 24hr Matte.

This is my 2nd attempt (I accidently threw the first one out) and trying the Mattifying Base out. You get a decent sized tube for your buck so a little goes a long way.

For years I have been faithful to the Maybelline Baby Skin Primer, which I love, so again, giving this one for a spin has been interesting. It is easy and simple to apply, over the bridge of my nose and forehead, it seems to keep my pores hidden away as if by magic, so for me this wins hands down!

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Maybelline The Eraser Eye Concealer

For months and months now, this concealer has been stalking my Instagram, Blogger and YouTube feed, and it came to the point, where I knew I had to try this.

Like many others, the one thing that bothered me, and potentially put me off, was the sponge applicator of which the concealer comes through at the top.

I cannot be sure if I am so excited by this, as I find the colour is a bit ‘off’ for me. Considering this is in the shade Light, it is much darker than my current favourite ( Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer).

Plus the price for the amount your getting is much more dearer, compared to the Collection brand.

I will have to see how this one pans out for me over the next few weeks…

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Batiste Dry Shampoo (Limited Edition ‘Naughty’)

LOVE LOVE LOVE Batiste.

Since falling pregnant last year and then having my son, my hair has become ever more limp, and voluminous, which for me, isn’t a great look. Especially when you have  washed it within 2-3 hours, and then its looking gross again. Boo.

I do tend to find though, that it is incredibly chalky and does leave your hair with a grey tinge… So a little goes a long way… But never the less, it does what it says on the can. Cannot falter!

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Lee Stafford Hair Growth Shampoo

So like I’ve mentioned above, my hair is limp, lifeless and not very voluminous. Plus whilst pregnant, I started to loose clumps of hair, which is petrifying.

This is quite pricey for the amount you get, but you do not need very much and the instructions recommend you pre wash your hair first, so its super wet, which makes this easier to lather.

Only time will tell if this is any good for me and my hair.

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NYX Flawless Finish Blending Sponge

I have a few of these infamous sponges, so when I saw that NYX had brought one out too, I had to try it out.

Quite a small sponge compared to the other ones out there, but still good.

Shaped like a tear- drop with a round bottom, and on one side its a flat edge.

So far it does what its meant to do.

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L’Oréal Le Blush in 120 Sandalwood Pink

Another blush to add to my collection. This one is also one of my favourites. I am not a fan of shimmery blushes, so these from L’Oréal always seem to tick the boxes.

Subtle shades of pink and muted browns complete the range, and comes complete with a compact mirror and mini brush- perfect if your on the go!

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February Wishlist

What I am longing for this month….

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Tarte PRO Amazonian Palette £53.00
  2. Aldo Emmanuela £69.98- down from £100
  3. Anastasia Beverley Hills Modern Renaissance Palette £41.00
  4. YSL Zip Around Wallet £465.00 (UK)
  5. Marks and Spencer PETITE Belted Trench £45.00

 

This is mine. What are your wishes?

mummy3sons xx

 

 

 

RECIPE: Millionaire Shortbread

So after a while of pushing this back, I finally decided to make these Millionaire Shortbreads.

 

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What you will need:

A traybake style tin, like a brownie tin

Greaseproof paper

  • 185g unsalted butter (shortbread)
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 250g plain flour
  • 185g unsalted butter (caramel)
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 300g sweetened condensed milk
  • 150g milk chocolate ( I used Green & Blacks)

 

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Method:

Line your tin with the greaseproof paper and preheat your oven to 180c

Put your butter, sugar and flour either in a bowl and mix or into a mixer/ food processor and beat until you have dough. It will take longer by hand!

Turn out into your tin and press in and then bake for 25 minutes until just golden.

Whilst this is happening you can start on your caramel.

Add your sugar, butter and golden syrup into a pan and leave to melt, once this is done and the sugar has dissolved turn up the heat and boil the mixture. BE VERY VERY CAREFUL THIS WILL BE HOT!!

Once the shortbread has cooked, remove from oven, and the your can add your caramel.

Leave to completely set for about an hour

Melt your chocolate and then again add on top of the caramel- again leave to set completely. You could even chill it to speed the process!

Then slice as you wish and enjoy!

mummy3sons xx