Monday, 7 April 2014

Polish Me Silly- Neon Lights

If you follow me on instagram then do doubt you've already seen me raving on about this polish. It is just SO pretty, I've been wearing it solidly for almost a week now which is unheard of unless I'm wearing gel. 

I think I could just about get away with wearing this too work. Yes it's a little cray-cray but from afar it looks like a regular neutral manicure, up close you're hit by the gorgeousness of the neon glitters. 

This particular polish is called Neon Lights and is a gorgeous creamy white jelly with neon glitter.
Below I'm wearing thee coats, I think this was just due to the fact that It was a new bottle and I've since managed to recreate the same effect with just two coats. 


If you haven't heard of Polish Me Silly then you really need to get on over to Etsy and check out their collection which is full of beautiful and unusal handmade nail polishes. They are an up and coming, Mother and Daughter ,owned Indie brand. You may have known them as Lush Lacquer previously.  The link to their webpage is Here




My next puchase from the collection is going to be Clowning Around- a neon glitter topcoat. This is not a sponsored post, I'm just blown away with the gorgeousness of this polish, all I can say is #obsessed

Have you tried any Indie nail polish brands?

Thanks for reading, I'm off to ogle more swatches on their Instagram page......


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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Pearl and Butler Competition

Fabulous costume jewellers Pearl and Butler have set the challenge to photograph our little ones wearing their own sartorial creations and gorgeous accessories. 
Initially I was trying to photograph little E for a toddler style post but someone else had other ideas.... On went the Sofia the First tutu, tiara and wells. 
Could I get them off her? No siree this little lady definitely knows her own mind, and already has strong ideas when it comes to clothes and accessories, making a perfect photo to enter in to Pearl and Butler's competition.     

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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

DIY Springtime Gel Nail Art

If cosmetics were medicines then nail polish would surely be my happy pill! I was feeling a little down in the dumps yesterday and treated myself to some new nail paint, I love how something so simple ( and cheap) can change your look.  I was already wearing Red Carpet Manicure gel in Violetta Darling and although I love the longevity of gel, yes, it does can a little boring after a while. Que some impromptu nail art and an excuse to try out my new purchases. 

Base colour throughoutRed Carpet Manicure in Violetta Darling
Little finger and index finger: in Violetta Darling Top Coat- Barry M Aquarium in Treasure Chest. 
Index Finger:  I painted on the white chevrons using Barry M Nail Art Pen in white, the lines are a bit wobbly and I found it totally impossible to do my left hand. I have since found some really cool tutorials on Pintrest doing chevrons using sticky tape, I'm so going to try this method next time. 
Middle finger and thumb: I used the Barry M nail art pen once again to paint on the dots of the flower and popped a gold nail stud from Andrea Fullerton in the centre whilst the paint was still wet. I then layered on two coats of Seche Vite top coat just to secure the studs and add some gloss. 


 Of course the beauty of gel is that I can remove all the nail art and still be left with a glossy coat of nail polish should I get bored. I still have a few more polishes to try out and will be posting some more soon.

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Monday, 24 March 2014

E's First Ballet Class

At two and a half, little E is starting to get in to all things girly. She is currently obsessed with princesses, tiaras, mama's make-up and ballerinas. Now that Rufio is on baby mush and our lives don't revolve around feeds quite so much, I'm finding it much easier to get out in the daytime and so I thought it would be a great opportunity to look in to some classes for E. Baby ballet seemed like just the thing for my aspiring princess. I had a hunt around online and so many of the classes I looked at sounded very formal, some not even allowing parents in the room during class!! Finally I discovered the Kensington Ballet School who specialise in structured but fun classes for little ones and sounded just perfect. 


On the day of our trial class, E was so excited that she totally wore herself out and fell asleep on the way to class ( she gave up naps at 22 months!!) Despite her siesta, she woke up and danced her little socks off with all the other baby ballerinas. Meanwhile I sat on the sidelines and tried my bestest not to blub, baby ballet is just the sweetest thing. Watching my baby girl, who can be a little shy at times, learn ballet through a mixture of nursery rhymes, classical music and fairytales was seriously heart melting.


Since having my two little ones I feel like time is constantly on fast forward and I find myself forgetting so much, I'm not sure if it's still baby brain or as I saw in an Instagram image recently 'my brain has too many tabs open'! So, I've decided to document more of our memories here on my blog. In the past there have been things that I've debated posting on here and haven't because I didn't feel that they fit in but I have reasoned with myself that that's the beauty of a lifestyle blog, I can post whatever I wish :) and if nothing more it will serve as a reference for me second time around.
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Thursday, 20 March 2014

A Family Affair- London Mothers Club

I met the lovely Kerrie- Anne of London Mothers Club at Amanda's Action Club the other week- E's current favourite toddler class. We got chatting and she mentioned to me that London Mother Club or LoMoC as it's also known, is organising 'A Family Affair' on the 6th April in Fulham next month. An afternoon pampering, fashion and shopping whilst the little ones are entertained ( Action Amanda is going to be there herself and she is brilliant, both my little ones adore her!) The 6th April literally cannot come quick enough....  




LoMoC are taking over all four floors of the Broadway Bar & Grill and will have lots to entertain the whole family throughout. The afternoon will include mums selling their nearly new high-end attire, kids’ clothes and products stalls, street food stalls, a packed schedule of children’s entertainment including graffiti, music classes, face painting and much more.  There will be a ‘Mummy Lounge’ where mums can indulge in a mini-makeover, manicure, massage, or even a lovely hair-up by the fabulous Smiths Hair.

What’s more, the afternoon will include a kids’ fashion show where you can watch London’s aspiring models grooving away  in this season’s must-haves from the likes of Mayoral, LatteMama, Susie and Toto, Hug and Hatch, Port Avenue, Emi & Nell and many more on-trend brands.  The event is being sponsored by Mayoral and MAM UK who will both be showcasing their wonderful products on the day. 

£2 from every ticket sold will go to the LoMoC Genetics Disorders fun run on 26th April.  Representatives from the charity will be at the event. 

Tickets cost £15 for a family ticket and £20 on the door. All entertainment and pampering is included in this price. Food and products will be charged separately. 

For more information and tickets visit: www.londonmothersclub.com




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