Slimming World

It's got to the point where I feel slightly lost when it comes to my diet, I can eat healthy and love it, but the moment I'm stressed I'll eat something very unhealthy and the stress of being a full time working mum has led me to making some awful choices lately.

Daisy's birth story

I'm not entirely sure why it's taken me three and a half years to write this, maybe I've just got over the pain from the contractions! I wanted to share the magical (and kinda gross at times) story of my daughter Daisy-Rose's birth!

Getting fit + freelancing

This weekend one of my best friends parents renewed their wedding vowels for their 25th anniversary, I was asked to do makeup for the bride and three others so it was pretty hectic but lots of fun! There was a huge group of us and our boyfriends at the evening of the wedding and it was so, so good! I wore high waisted printed flared trousers with a cropped white gypsy top, I wanted to get a photo as I loved the outfit but as always I didn't have enough time! The bride looked beautiful and it was so fun to be with all of our friends, we literally danced all night!

a make up artist's most loved #1

the best foundation in the world + princess sassypants

This week has been a pretty busy week! I've been working a lot and on my days off shock horror, consumed with wedding duties! I finished our save the dates, finally, which I made by hand and also hand stamped each letter onto the heart tag... to say my patience was tested would be an understatement! I used a few designs on Pinterest for my inspiration, that website is a god send for any creative or DIY project! 

One of the things I enjoy most on my days off are having a huge breakfast full of goodness, I normally have wholemeal granary bread with avocado and a big bowl of fruit, it's so good and so filling! 

This week Daisy has been showing even more of her personality, in one word, it is sassy! It's crazy to see her growing into my little girl rather than my baby, she's so funny, I didn't even tell her to pout for this photo, like mother like daughter I guess! 

This week I've been trying to cook more home made meals for the whole family, usually because of work we all get home at different times, so for me whenever we have the chance I think it's so important that the three of us have dinner together. One evening I cooked a vegan tart filled with veggies for myself and a chorizo, cheese and asparagus tart for Mitch with home made baked sweet potato fries, one of my more popular creations! Daisy isn't particularly fussy with food which is handy for us! 

Saving the best til last... we have a new addition to the MAC foundation family, this is pro longwear waterproof nourishing foundation, let me tell you, it is incredible! It's full coverage and doubles as concealer, however it leaves skin looking semi dewy and so fresh, it has 24 hour wear and even when I'm working all day in a hot environment it stays put, I have used this every day since it's release, it's a game changer! It's available in both NC and NW shades, priced at £25.

Last night we watched The Hunger Games for the first time and I cannot believe how good it was! We're about to watch Catching Fire now,  the best way to end a Sunday is with a great movie! 

H x

wedding plans + birthday cakes

Today we spent some time at our wedding venue finalising a few details, it was a beautiful day and our venue is in the middle of the country side, other than hay fever kicking off big time it was a perfect day! Last night we were at my best friends family party and all my fave girls were there so it's been such a fun weekend!

Daisy had a little bit of a sickness bug on Thursday which is why I've been so quiet, she was better by Friday morning and insisted that chocolate biscuits were essential to her recovery... By Saturday she was back to her normal self and had a play date with her cousin, must have been the biscuits!

It was my mums birthday on Thursday, while Daisy was napping I made her a cake, I am rubbish at decorating cakes, it took me three attempts just to write happy birthday! We bought her some lush goodies and Daisy made her a card, she drew a picture of a crab and said "her name is Lily" on the front of the card, I think that was my favourite toddler master piece yet.

Other than wedding planning and birthday cake baking I've just been working, I'm actually really excited because I've been chosen to work IMATS this year with MAC, I can't wait to meet people from other stores and explore the brands, I can feel my purse getting lighter already! I've been attempting to tone my hair gradually into a sliver shade, I currently use provoke from Superdrug but if anyone has any better suggestions please let me know!

H x