Wednesday, 1 July 2015

SAY MY NAME // LOTTIE LONDON BRUSHES

As a child there was hardly anything with my name on.  No pens, key rings or notebooks could be found with Lottie on and it made five year old me quite sad and jealous of those with more "normal" names like Alex, Laura and Jennifer.

But now I have make-up brushes with my name: take that stupid pens!

My sister got me these for my birthday purely because they have my name on and are so pretty.  I haven't used them yet but just looking at them makes me so happy.
And if that wasn't enough I also have hair ties with my name on.  So people can no longer steal my hair ties and pretend they are theirs: Becky I am looking at you!

It really is the small things that brighten my day.


Find Lottie London here

Monday, 29 June 2015

WANDERLUST & NEW YORK


Jonny was in New York last week for work but he sent me the photo above and I was so jealous.

New York has such a special place in my heart, we went their on our honeymoon and went last there almost two years ago now.  I can't believe it is two years! {You can see the posts here, here, here, herehere, here, & here}.  And I just really want to go back and feel that buzz and see all the lights with the girls but also without the girls.  A holiday just Jonny and me would be amazing as I think we would appreciate it so much more.  Maybe at some point we will be able to get away for a city break in the not so far future.

Kind of linked but not, at the moment I seem to have serious wanderlust.  I just want to jump on a plane and head anywhere as long as it is hot.  Just some quality time with my little family as Jonny has taken about four days off since the beginning of the year and now it kind of feels like each week is a bit of a slog.  Note to self: don't do the same thing next year.

But at the moment I just keep adding to my places to visit list and hopefully one day I will be able to tick them all off.

Hope you are having a wonderful Monday!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

RIMMEL WONDER'FULL WAKE ME UP MASCARA // THE REVIEW

There are a few interesting things to note about this mascara and the first has to be the smell.  It smells of aloe vera or cucumber or maybe a mixture of them both.  Anyway it is quite strong and I notice it every single time.  It isn't particularly offensive or anything but I just find it a tad weird and am not sure how I feel about my mascara smelling.

Also the next thing to note is the brush.  The shape of the brush head is quite unusual and apparently is that way as it hugs the lash line.  Personally I am not its biggest fan as in my opinion I found it hard to use and it didn't make coating my lashes very easy at all.  Maybe I have a weird lash line or something. Over time I got used to it but I have to say there are many other wands I prefer.

Additionally the precision brush is made up of lots of little fibres to coat your lashes.  I prefer rubber or plastic brushes as I think they cover the lashes better and this mascara did not change my mind at all.  But it does do the job.
I feel like this review is rather negative and that is mainly because I was not the biggest fan of this mascara and the main reason is because I was disappointed with the formula.  I found that the mascara gives a really natural look but I like my lashes to look a little more clumpy and once I started doing multiple coats there was a slight problem with clumping {not a big deal} but mostly the mascara took forever to dry.  I always had to remove mascara from above my eyes and also I felt like the mascara slid under my eyes if that makes sense.  The mascara seemed to smudge underneath my eye particularly on hot days making people ask whether I was ok and whether I had been crying…not really what you want from your mascara.

The waterproof version might not do this and might be something to consider.  But all in all I won't be giving it a go as I wasn't a particular fan of the brush or the finish.  It must be said though all the vitamins and cucumber extract mean I have nice soft lashes now.

Silver linings eh.

Monday, 22 June 2015

WEEKLY VLOGS ARE BACK


So I have brought the vlogs back and decided the best way is to have a weekly vlog of the things we get up to.

With the girls growing up so quickly and changing all the time I just want to catch it all on film especially the things that can't be captured in photos.

Please give them a watch and let me know what you think: I know they are a work in progress.

The plan is to upload every Tuesday evening so make sure to subscribe to keep up to date.

Love you guys 

xoxo
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