Sunday, 20 April 2014

What's in our wash bags?

I thought I'd share what's in mine and Sienna's wash bags for our holiday. I love these kind of 'What's in my..' type videos so this was the perfect excuse to join in! Above are our wash bags (obviously!), Sienna's Minnie Mouse one is from B&M and my Ted Baker one is from Boots (LINK!)

Sienna has; Toothbrush & toothpaste, cotton buds, shower puff, hair comb, Weleda calendula body lotion (LINK!), Mini Weleda face cream (LINK!) & Mini Weleda hair and body wash (LINK!). 

I have; Cosmetic Waterwipes (LINK!), Effaclar duo (LINK!), Healgel (LINK!), Sanex shower gel, Aussie shampoo & conditioner, My simple cleanser & clinique clarifying lotion in travel pots, 2x sure deodorant, 2x sachets of Cocoa brown tough stuff (LINK!), toothbrush & toothpaste, hair bands and cotton pads. 

Here's the video incase you want to see it in action;

I hope we haven't forgot anything! 

Saturday, 19 April 2014

5 things that have made me happy this week!

1. Sunglasses weather

This sun we've been having is just so nice! I've been feeling happier all round which is good and Sienna and I have been having lunch in the garden and playing, she loves it.

2. Chocolate

I have eaten waayyy too much chocolate this week, oops! I'm such an addict, I don't think I could ever eat too much as long as it is good quality chocolate! I blame the fact that we got these amazing Easter eggs from Thorntons ;) They are so delicious (and look pretty!) and on 3 for £25, go grab them :)

3. My new phone case

My new phone case has been making me happy this week because every time I see it, I see my 2 favourite people and it makes my heart melt just a little. It's from Casetagram and is great quality. It's a good solid case and is impact resistant so should save my phone from scratches. The quality of my photos are great as well considering they are just my Instagram pics

4. Making easter eggs

We were very kindly sent some bits and bobs by Vertbaudet so we could have fun making our own Easter eggs, and fun we had! I have never tried to do anything like this before but it was super fun and Sienna loved it too.

5. Packing for holiday!

Probably the most exciting thing about this week, we are off to a Park Dean holiday park next week and it will be our first little family holiday so we are super excited and I've been packing like crazy! Sienna needs so much stuff haha! But it will be lovely and I definitely need a break away from everyday life, it has been one hell of a year already!

What has made you happy this week?

Friday, 18 April 2014

Spring/Summer top picks; Armani Junior!

I adore buying Sienna clothes and putting together her little outfits and I can't wait until we have 2 children to dress. I don't know about you, but I love to put together wish lists; I am always on some kind of website, filling my basket to the brim of things I would get if I was a millionaire. 

This week, it just so happens to be the Armani Junior range at Harrods so I thought I'd share a few of my top picks for Spring/Summer. I mean one of you out there might be see something you like and treat your little one!  
Armani junior

Of course, in England you can never guarantee the weather even in Summer so jackets are essential. The tricolour hoody is lovely, I love the colours it reminds me of the whole beachy theme and with the hood will add warmth on the cooler days but is still spring colours. For girls, I picked this little Trench coat out, it's so cute! Again it adds extra warmth but being in the beige colour, it still looks fresh and spring like as opposed to a black jacket.

Swimwear is hopefully needed at least one during the Summer and these grey and orange swim shorts for boys just scream Summer time. I love the contrast of the colours and how they make a nice change from blue. I have an obsession with polka dots at the moment so I had to pick this costume for girls. Polka dot, baby pink and frills? Sold.

I love these kind of t-shirts that have the collar, they are smart enough for boys to wear in evenings but not too dressy or uncomfortable for boys that are full of energy and never stop moving. I love the colours together again and the denim effect. For evening time for girls, I just love dresses with tights and how lovely is this dress above?! Perfect colours for Spring/Summer and such an unusual pattern, I can imagine Sienna in this looking super cute!

What would you pick?

My Jewellery storage

I don't have too much Jewellery, just my everyday pieces and then a few statement necklaces and rings that I pull out occasionally. Because of this, I didn't think I really needed a typical 'jewellery storage' solution however after many hours trying to untangle what little jewellery I do have, I decided it might be best to figure something out. 

These cute geometric suitcases from Sass and Belle hold my statement necklaces. I have them in order so the ones I wear the least are in the bottom suitcase, up to the top one which holds the ones I wear the most. They do the job really well, I only have about 3 necklaces in each one but there is enough space so they don't get all tangled again and I can clearly find the one I'm looking for. Not only are they practical for storage they are just adorable and look great stacked up on the floor or unit. 

On top of the suitcases, I have this equally as cute rabbit ornament dish to hold my rings. This is also from Sass & Belle, they just have the cutest home and decor accessories for that shabby chic look! Again it's easy to find what ring I'm looking for but still looks great on my unit. 

To hold my everyday jewellery, I use this little cupboard that came in a set I got. My watch, earrings and silver necklace are on the top so I can grab them easily when I'm getting ready and then inside the doors I have my 'optional' everyday jewellery; a few more bracelets that I wear quite often. In the drawers below, I keep my gold earrings one side and then the few pairs of dangly earrings I own in the other drawer. 

How do you store your jewellery?

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Plum Baby Little Yums

Plum Baby Little Yums review

Today I'm introducing you to the new 'little yums' from Plum Baby. These little snacks are organic wafers that have no added sugar or salt, no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and are made using the nutritious grain buckwheat and so are much better than most biscuit snacks on the market at the moment

Plum Baby Little Yums review

They're available in 2 healthy, delicious and rather unusual flavours; Pumpkin and banana & Spinach, apple and kale. The idea behind the combination is to introduce new flavours to babies/toddlers and get their tastebuds working and not bored of the same old flavours. The wafers are easy for little hands to hold and eat; they snap in half easily allow your baby to self-feed and they also dissolve meaning it is mess free. They are also perfect for when teething is in full force as they are soft on the gums and don't require much chewing. 

Plum Baby Little Yums review

These are suitable from 6 months+ and I was sceptical as to wether Sienna would like these but she absolutely loves them! If you've ever had a teething child, you will know that sometimes when their gums are hurting really bad, they refuse food all together as I guess the thought of chewing on them is unbearable. It's not nice to see your child hungry and not eating, not to mention the horrible mood it puts them in so these have been a godsend! You get three quite large wafers in a pack so even if she will eat these and nothing else, it fills a small hole in her belly. She will happily eat these even when her teething is really getting her down which is a relief for us all. 

Plums Little Yums are available across the UK in Tesco, Sainsbury and Ocado, RRP is £2.49 per carton.

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