Oh boy here we go..

I have said many many times that I am one of the biggest make up newbies on the planet but that still doesn’t stop me from enjoying and buying makeup, I was tagged in this wonderful tag by the fantastic Clare at Freddies Mummy to share with you want exactly is going on inside my holographic makeup bag.

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Honestly, not a lot, but I do have a small collection of goodies from Glossybox and when I got it, Birchbox but I am going to talk about whats going on inside just my main makeup bag that I use daily.

FACE

Boots Almond and Coconut Body Butter – I know this isnt exactly a face cream but I love how it smells and often pop in onto my face after I wash my hair as my skin can get super dry and sore, but I also use this before I pop any makeup onto my face, it leaves my face feeling all smooth, soft and not forgetting that Coconut reminds me of holidays so it smells amazing

Maybelline Creamy Concealerand Satin Liquid, which I mention on my monthly favorites that you can give a little read here, I pop the Creamy Concealer under my eyes to hide my hideous dark circles that my children have created and blend in.. sometimes it does the trick but others not so much and on top of it all I have the Satin Liquid, I used to use an Elf foundation but I found it made me break out into spots but this one hasn’t.

My powder is a Rimmel Clear Complexion powder and as you can see by the look of it, its well loved and used, I have been meaning to grab myself a new one but as its half term I haven’t had the time to pop into town without three children in tow.

EYES

I used to do daily some beautiful winged eyeliner, I mastered it and it would come out perfect every time, but then hayfever season hit last year and I sort of gave up doing it, and now I settle with simply having some mascara on my eyes to which I use is another Maybelline product, Colossal Volume Express Mascara, I am not 100% sure if I like this one yet, it does have the brush I like but it doesn’t seem to coat my lashes as good as other mascaras I’ve had from Maybelline.

BROWS

Eyebrows are the biggest issue I have in my life at the minute, I dont have any.. well I do but they are so fair that if I didnt do anything with them I look really odd, and it was one of my biggest insecurities growing up as an awkward teenager, Oh how I wish I knew about brow makeup when I was in school, it wouldve been the end of all my troubles!

I use, Maybelline again, Brow Drama along with Brow Satin, I learnt when I was about 20 a neat little trick with a slightly dried up mascara brush and to back comb your brow hairs with it and it will coat the hairs with any makeup that sat on it, and when I saw that there was an actual product out there that did the same thing, I was excited!

and that’s all that was inside my holographic makeup bag! I did say I didn’t have a lot but what I have is used daily.

I tag –

Becca

and I ask you to do this too! a free for all tag if you fancy!!

Until next time

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March was another one of those crazy months, the weather was so unsettled, one minute it was sunny and beautiful and the next minute the snow had fallen, March was definitely a better month than February, I don’t know what was wrong with me but I was completely blue and non motivated during Feb which explains why I missed out on doing February in Photos, for one I just didn’t get out much and two I was also really sick with the flu.. Now I feel a lot better, mentally and physically but I just have the dreaded hay fever to look forward to once Spring finally kicks into gear!

The buds are blooming, the birds are mating and the bees are out getting the pollen, March also marks my sons 8th birthday which we went out to a Mexican restaurant and had the most beautiful table in the place and had such a fun time swimming.

Whats funny about this time of year is that we usually go for walks in the woods and I am snapping away photos of the bluebells, but when we went there last weekend there wasn’t a single flower, perhaps we was too early going to the woods or perhaps it was just the cold and snow delaying them from growing.. but expect April to be full of beautiful photos of those woods, I am also going to try and get some lovely photos of my children to include into the post too, I am very nervous about sharing their photos but I will keep their privacy hidden for my own personal reasons but I feel that they need to be added into the end of month shots too.

 

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I know I know, I forgot to do February’s monthly favorites, I have a perfectly good reason for that and its purely because I was sick for most of that month and my mental health wasn’t exactly perfect either (when is it ever?) but this month I am feeling a lot better and I have things that I have used/watched that I can add to a favorutes list! so here goes.

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Beauty

I have always been a big fan of Maybelline products, its average price and have always been kind on my skin, so when I went to look for some new foundation I had to try this one, I have tried their Matte Mousse before but after being pregnant for the third time it caused my skin to become really dry so I wanted to switch to more of a liquid foundation and this Satin Liquid foundation was on a deal in my local tesco’s so I thought why not! it doesnt feel heavy and I like how it goes onto my skin along with the Brightening Creamy Concealer, both work really well with my awkward skin and are able to hide all those black circles produced by being woken up in all hours of the night.

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Fashion

The one thing I have worn near constantly during this month has been my pandora bracelet, I got a couple of new charms for mothers day and I decided to wear it a little bit more, I got it for my 23rd birthday and thanks to work I never really put it on much, but now that its gaining more charms I wanted to show it off a little more, not all of them are pandora brand because frankly they are super expensive for me but I found a good company on amazon that sell sterling silver charms at a good price (and sent them over to my husband)

I have also been loving these printed T shirts from Printsome, which host a whole range printed garments including children’s clothing, so if you are off out to a event as a group then these would be perfect!

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Baby

Last month Bugaboo announced the launch of their new pram called the Fox, and sadly discontinued the sale of the beautiful stunning Buffalo which has been my dream pram since I saw it but it was been something I was sure I would never call my own, I explained to my husband that it would be my last pram, and would be used for the next baby (yes I am mad) and how it was also being removed from sale on the Bugaboo website and he agreed to buy it for me and its amazing! I am actually in love with it!

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Randoms

Gaming –

This month I have played a few games, one has been Rainbow Six Siege who have done a month long mode with zombies and I have thoroughly enjoyed it, Played it with my good gaming friends and its been a blast just being stupid while playing a game mode, you take over one of the operatives from the main game and go through events to help a doctor or find the source of the virus that’s causing the outbreak, its been an enjoyable experience learning how to use different operatives and I have actually gained a little more respect for some of the support characters which has then helped me in the main game.

I have also been playing Minecraft with my husbands website lot, they set up a server and its been a lot of fun getting back into Minecraft and building things, its being made into a modded Minecraft server too so once its all set up I cant wait to get back onto it and do what I said I was going to do and make everyone else a breakfast burrito!

Tv –

Amazon prime has been my friend for the last month, it has had me addicted once more to the fabulous series called Scrubs! I have binge watched all of it up until season 8 and stopped there, I know I should watch season 9 but I remember hating it when I first saw it so I will end this months favorites with my favorite moment from Scrubs..

and there we have it! How fast did March go compared to January? this year is going by faster than I expected but I am excited for next month because its both my birthday month and Robin will be turning 2!

Heres to another fantastic month!

Until next time

 

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We all know that around this time of year, well if I am brutally honest just after Christmas, Easter is on everyone’s mind what with the shops getting stocked full of eggs that sadly go out of day before the actual Easter day, and while now that my two are a little older I am more comfortable with them having chocolate and sweets, but this year I thought it would be a fantastic little idea, that I have seen many other wonderful bloggers do as well, is create a basket full of things that are Easter related.

One slight issue, which you will see as you read along is that I picked up the baskets before I picked up anything else so it explains why not everything fits perfectly inside it.. my bad!

Yes I did get chocolate, and quite a bit which I am surprised by, I am usually extremely strict with what chocolate my children have and now with the added worries of choking on a mini egg I now want to be even more careful of what ones I get, but on a bright Monday morning I popped along to the most fanciest store in our town, Poundland, and got some treats, a ‘small’ collection of chocolate eggs that if you don’t wish to just hand them over are perfect for Easter egg hunts and some little models made out of chocolate that rattle, so I expect more chocolate is hidden inside, as well as some drawing pads, coloring books and some wonderful paint your own eggs to decorate with, which I feel saves me the trouble of blowing the contents out of an egg as well as some crayons, you can never go wrong with some cheap crayons!

I then thought it would be perfect if I also get some stupid headbands and while I was looking for those found these adorable little dancing puppets of a bunny and chick, I remember having a soldier version of these as a child and had loads of fun with them.

Up next I headed along to Tesco for the main event eggies, they have a good sale on at the moment with these smaller, children sized eggs and they are £1 each, which I think is perfect seeing as everything else I got came from Poundland! I also being the sneaky chocolate thief that I am grabbed myself a white chocolate egg to enjoy that evening, I like being an adult and not having to wait to eat Easter Eggs.

Once I got home it was time to assemble everything, this is when I realized that I didn’t have the right sized baskets for all the goodies I got for the children to enjoy, but after a little thinking I figured that it didn’t matter in the long run as everything will be ripped out of there once they see it all.

and here we have the final product..

.. I know it isn’t exactly the most ‘instagramable’ photo of them all and I didn’t do myself proud with what image I had in my head but I feel like Kai and Amelia will love them none the less, and Robin herself didnt get an egg as she is still a little young to have them just yet, she picked up herself (and didn’t let go) this cute little cat toy she found in Primark, so I guess that’s her Easter egg.

Are you making anything similar for Easter this year? If Kai and Amelia love it then I am excited to do it all over again next year, hopefully with a bit more creativity and a much larger basket!

Happy Easter and Zombie Jesus Day.

 

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A while back I won some of these wonderful Piccolo pouches from a competition that my beautiful blogging friend Becca at My Girls and Me ran, we got given loads of these wonderful pouches, but Robin is now a little bit to old for some of them, she does enjoy the fruity ones and my creativity has turned a few of the savory ones into pasta sauces but I wanted to try something a little different and with the help of some puff pastry that I forgot I had in the fridge, I made these.

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  • Puff Pastry
  • Piccolo pouches of your choice
  • egg or milk

Its a pretty simple recipe so there isn’t much to it, roll out the puff pastry to a size that you want, depending on how much you want to make, roll out more.. spread the pouches contents onto the puff pastry, making sure that you are covering it and leaving a little space at the edges to help prevent spillage, roll up into a cylinder shape and cut that up into inch wide wheels.

Place into a preheated oven at 180 for about 20 minutes, depending on how crispy you want them to be …

and ta dah!

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Its embarrassing how bad they actually look but they are much enjoyed by not only Robin but Kai and Amelia too, which is always nice to know when something you make goes down well with others, I am going to get myself a few more puff pastry rolls and see if I can repeat the process to make some fruity ones too..

I love how they are just perfect for using up all the pouches I haven’t had the chance to use yet and are also perfect with that the easter holiday is coming up shortly with three very hungry monsters to feed!

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