5 Hair removal methods to try this summer

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Summer is on the way and as jeans and jumpers start to give way to skirts and strappy tops, it’s time to get into a pruning routine again. When I was younger, getting rid of unwanted hair seemed much easier, but one of the numerous side effects of getting old, is an increase in the quantity of unwanted hair sprouting up all over the place. So, if like me you are taking up arms (or razors) against your furry legs, and battling under arm fluff, here is a rundown of some the most popular hair removing products and treatments available […]

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January 2018 Life Goal Update

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Well, we’re a month into the new year so it’s time for the first of my life goals updates. Overall the month hasn’t gone too badly. January is always a bit of an up and down month in my book. There’s the initial excitement of the new year, followed by the let down of realising that nothing has changed except a number, followed by the rallying cry of “Oh well, best get on with it then…” Fitting into my wedding dress One of the things that hasn’t changed this year is that I’m rubbish at dieting… I mean, really bad. […]

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5 unusual beauty treatments that really exsist

5 Unusual beauty treatments that really exist

Men and women have always been willing to do some very strange things to make themselves more attractive. From poking your face with needles to pouring wax on your body and ripping it off, hair and all. You have to wonder who came up with these treatments and how drunk the first person who agreed to undergo them was. Spurred on by celebrity endorsements, social media, and the hunt for the fountain of youth… or at least the leaky faucet of wrinkle banishment… The general public have become increasingly willing to try absolutely anything that promises to lift, firm, or […]

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Baby’s grand nursery tour

Baby's grand nursery tour

When you’re expecting your first baby, one of the most exciting jobs to look forward to is decorating the nursery. Nearly every expectant mum in my pregnancy group spent hours planning their baby’s first bedroom, pouring over paint, obsessing over furniture, and deliberating whether to buy the circus or the zoo themed accessories. My experience was slightly different. Although I could plan to my hearts content, I was unable to put any of my plans into action because we were also expecting to move just a couple of weeks before my due date. This less than perfect timing meant that […]

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Review: Nude pearl jewellery

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Pearls are my favourite jewel, after diamonds of course! They’re elegant, timeless, and extremely tactile. So, when Nude asked me to take a look at their pearl collection I was more than happy to oblige. About Nude pearl jewellery Nude use freshwater cultivated pearls in several different sizes and colours for their handmade jewellery. Each earring or necklace is set in either silver, gold, or rose gold and can either be ordered from their catalogue or their London boutique if you have something unique in mind. The items I will be reviewing today are a pair of medium ivory pearl […]

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13 tips to help you give up smoking in 2018

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Everyone knows that smoking is bad for you, so why not make 2018 the year that you kick the habit for good using these helpful tips. Identify your motivation Giving up smoking because everyone says you should isn’t terribly motivating, so sit down and work out why YOU want to give up. Maybe you want to feel healthier, you want your kids to grow up in a smoke free environment, or you want to save money. Whatever your reason, write it down on a piece of paper and keep it somewhere safe so that you can remind yourself why you […]

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2018 Grumpy Mum Life Goals

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It’s January again and time to join the New Years resolution band wagon. Last year I set several resolutions, all of which fell by the wayside very quickly. I could give any number of excuses for this, but that would be pointless. I don’t want to look back at the failures of the past, but forward to the successes of the future. With that in mind, this year I will be scrapping resolutions and making goals which are hopefully achievable. To my mind a resolution is something that you tell yourself you will do, while a goal is something that […]

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Coolsculpting, cosmetic surgery without the surgery?

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I’ve been overweight my entire life, thanks to the diet of junk food and takeaways my parents deemed a balanced diet. But with my wedding fast approaching I’m desperate to lose my flab and fit into my beautiful wedding dress. Something that is going to require a LOT of hard work! I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve often thought of cosmetic surgery. But having researched it, I’m just not willing to go through the trauma of having my fat brutally removed, my abdomen cut from one side to the other, the long recovery times, and the chance of infection […]

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Creating our cosy child friendly living room

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When we moved into our home back in 2016 we loved the layout and location, but we weren’t as keen on the cream carpets, pine laminate flooring, and wall to wall magnolia. So, ever since we have been waging a war against the bland décor. What I disliked about the living room When I think of a living room I think of somewhere cosy, where children and the occasional adult can comfortably play on the floor, a place which is warm and inviting, and somewhere that you can turn the lights down and watch a good movie. Our new living […]

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Incontinence After Childbirth

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**This is a guest post A guide to what it is, why it happens and what you can do about it The birth of your child is a magical and exciting time, but the pregnancy journey can leave its mark on your body. Along with the visible signs of stretch marks, baby weight, and the bags that accumulate under your eyes. You may well suffer the less visible and more distressing side effect of incontinence. When you’re pregnant, it’s easy to assume that once your baby is no longer tapdancing on your bladder everything will go back to normal. But […]

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