Friday, July 18, 2014

Updated Skincare Routine

Pregnancy has seen my skin go crazy, I've had hormonal breakouts on my chin and drier than normal skin. I tried to use some simpler skin care to perhaps ease the irritation but this did nothing and lead to some major skin frustrations. Lately I have upped the ante with the following products and my skin is thanking me (finally). Have you had a major life change and a subsequent skin blowout?



Cleansing and exfoliating. This has been taken to the next level with the following products which I alternate

 The Body Shops Vitamin C Microderabrasion. I use this twice a week at the moment, You only need the tiniest amount and I use it in the shower and gently rub in a circular motion over my entire face

 Lush Australia Coalface Cleanser, this coal based cleanser is amazing for drying out skin that's a little oily and acne affected. You must moisturize after or you will be a dry mess but this product is wonderful.

Moisturizers and serums

 The Body shops Vitamin C Serum, this product helps to brighten skin tone and to help heal and fade scarring. After all the breakouts I have had I have lots of light pink scaring and this product helps to brighten the skin and fade those pesky pink scars. Im using this on top of my moisturizer on the areas of my face that are scared and irritated.

 La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Plus, this is a wonderful product. It has a light smell and is light in texture it moisturizes and helps to fade breakouts, heal skin and keep acne at bay. I love this product. Im currently using this morning and night to help heal my skin and I cant tell you how much my skin tone has improved since using this product, it is worth the hype.

I've also added these two products to my routine but its too early to see an effect yet..

Hydraluron 30.0 mlHydraluron, to help hydrate skin
Retinol Reface 30.0 ml Retinol reface, to help with pesky wrinkles

Any recommendations on how to fade scaring and help heal skin?? x

Monday, April 7, 2014

Nurseries

As soon as we found out the sex of our baby the nursery planning began in my head. I'm imagining lots of white and neutral with touches of pink and shabby chic styling.

Here are some pins from Pinterest I am loving















shabby chic nursery. pretty little containers for baby's things





So far Baby Roney's nursery looks like this..













Sunday, April 6, 2014

Bump Update 20 weeks



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Our beautiful and healthy Baby Girl

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How far along? 
20 weeks and 1 day

Total weight gain? 
2kg but probably a bit more now as I am 2 weeks away from my weigh in day

Maternity clothes? 
Yes , I hardly fit anything in my normal wardrobe now, I have even bought all new bras. I am embracing lycra

Stretch marks? 
Not yet, Im using the same oil and cream as last month and my skin feels smooth and comfy

Sleep?
Terrible, I have had very broken sleep and although the body pillow is helping my comfort levels I still wake often and I am uncomfortable

Best moment this week? 
Finding out we are having a healthy and gorgeous Baby Girl

Miss anything?
On occasion a wine, and being able to just eat anything and not have to think about each mouthful and what it could do to the baby

Movement?
Some flutterings and kicks....

Food cravings?
Juice, any type and often....

Anything making you feel queezy or sick?
Not anymore, yippie

Gender
A healthy and precious Baby Girl

Symptoms
Back pain and sciatica.


Belly button in or out?
In.

Happy or moody most of the time?
Happy but very tired and my back is very uncomfortable

Looking forward to? 
Easter and having some extra rest time

Bump Fashions

Lycra has well and truly become my best friend, my bump grows daily and Lycra accommodates the growing bump and leaves me feeling comfortable and cute. 

My favorite Maternity wear stores are


All offer affordable and on trend fashions. I wasn't keen to give up my style completely but I also didn't want to feel like a whale in tiny clothes. Finding cute and affordable clothes that have accommodated my growing bump with ease. 

My hot tips for pregnancy fashion would be
  • embrace stretch
  • stick to neutral colors so you can outfit repeat often
  • add accessories like beads, scarfs and cardigans to change simple outfits up
  • Smile, you will glow


Beads and scarfes have become a daily staple to dress up simple stretchy outfits

Beads from Lovisa


Dress from ASOS



Stretchy frock from Supre







Glassons dress

Kmart Dress

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Love is....





Feel good lovey inspiration to make you feel good....








Glossy Sensationail Gel Nails

Glossy Sensationail Gel Nails

I am currently a busy pregnant working mum to be. I love to look polished but in between morning sickness and work I have been slacking and looking less than my glamorous self.

Sensationaill nails is my current lifesaving beauty fix to keep my nails looking shiny and new..


This simple and easy to use system creates glamorous, shiny and hard wearing nails. 

Just because your lucky I created a step by step guide how to guide

Start with clean nails, lightly buff to shape and ensure a smooth texture


Clean nails with the gel cleanser


Prime nails with a think coat of primer
(dries instantly, well nearly)


Swipe on a base coat and seal the ends of your nails
Cure in the fancy pants UV light for 30 seconds
(yes only 30 seconds)




The fancy pants UV light


Paint on the desired color and seal the tips of your nails

Cure for 60 seconds

AND REPEAT


add a coat of the shiny Top Coat

Cure for 30 seconds

Then set with another swipe of Gel Cleanser


Ta Da, gorgeous shiny nails....


And look at some of the pretty colors...



Pop over here to see all the pretty shades

Polishes retail for $19.99

xxx