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Monday, September 28, 2015

Alex's Ten Month Update

Hey dolls,

I'm finally getting an Alex update post up on time for once :P Keep reading to find out about our adventurous 10 month mark! This little boy is such a mischief so seeing him grow is so much fun, stressful but so great. I'm so happy and proud of who he is growing into.
Milestones: He loves standing holding onto stuff, and going up the stairs (and down sometimes). He's a lot more curious nowadays about his surroundings and different things, it's so cute to see him looking around in shops at all the unusual and different things that he'd not seen before or was too little to bother looking at.

Sleep: His sleep has been crazy this month. Due to a cough he used to wake constantly upset with the sore cough and not being able to sleep because of it. He wakes like clockwork at between 3-4am crying out for a bottle, and then he wakes at either 6am or sleeps longer! He's a terror for moving around in his sleep so when I check on him he always has the blankets off!
Best Moment: With Alex being so poorly this month he has been in great spirits! Seeing his strength pushing through all that's happened to him the last few weeks has been amazing! He's a cheeky little monkey and loves being mischievous!

Worst Moment: With Alex being on the move so much more now he has to be watched like a hawk. He gets hurt more from slipping or trying to climb on something and falling! But it's all part of the learning and growing process! And, him being so poorly this month it was tough to watch.

Health: Alex was on antibiotics in the past 2 weeks for a very bad chesty cough :( he couldn't sleep, it was hurting him to cough and he was wheezing! So he went to the GP who gave him a liquid medicine to take and a tablet to dissolve in water to take! He's now finished the course, still coughing but not half as bad so Calpol should clear that :) He had a chesty cough, a lot more dirty nappies than normal, fighting sleep and teething. The antibiotics gave him a very strong dose of nappy rash that came on in a matter of hours - he was so sore he'd shudder and cry in pain :( Thankfully this cleared overnight so it wasn't so severe.

Eating: He's moved onto more lumpy food and he's loving it! He eats anything we give him, he's such a good boy! He ate out at a restaurant for my brothers birthday mid September. He was loving sitting at the table in a high chair and eating some chips and chicken nuggets!
Things I Want To Remember: Alex said mom for the first time Friday September 18th! I've been trying to get him to say it for so long, it was only when he was sick and I had to work did he start to say it! He's such a strong happy little boy, I can't get over how much he's achieved at such a young age!
He's mad going up and down the stairs too! He loved going up the stairs and being carried down :P haha.
He loves standing holding onto the couch too and making his way around the room! He free stands and falls at the moment but he's doing so good for his age I couldn't be prouder of the little boy he's turning into! He figured out how to come down the stairs all on his own when the door into the hallway was open and he loves going out there because it's a place he doesn't get to go very often but sees his dad go (Daniel's gaming room is out the door).
Alex had his first 'professional' haircut in Kiddie Kuts on the 12th and he looks like he enjoyed sitting in the chair curious at what was going on (I couldn't be there). When I saw the finished look I was horrified to say the least! I know it's hair and it'll grow back but the lady cut his fringe all wonky and said we'd have to train his hair to grow forward because he has two crowns on his head - that didn't make sense because his hair was growing fine!
Lots of love

Friday, September 4, 2015

Hippenings.com is live!

Hi dolls,

I recently came across Karen at LovelyGirlyBits on snapchat. She is an Irish beauty blogger and she is absolutely hilarious! Through Karen, I came across Ellen @Waxpertsellen and Laura Cunningham @cunninghamlaura.

Laura Cunningham, editor of Confetti Magazine, has launched a fabulous website Hippenings.com. This website is full of amazingly pretty items from weddings, hen party, stationary, gifts, parties and more! You have got to go check out her amazing website.

Due to the website being so new, and so many people checking out the new site now that it's live it's showing an error for some people but that's just due to high traffic to the site! Keep checking back because it is worth a look, I got on straight away :)

Best of Luck with the site Laura.

Lots of Love

Thursday, September 3, 2015

What's in my makeup bag?

Hi Dolls,

I was away in Birmingham about 3 weeks ago and still haven't unpacked my make up bag! Mainly because it's easier to through on my 'face' in the morning going to work having all my stuff I need in one place, rather than rooting through my drawers and because I just haven't had the chance!

So this was the perfect opportunity to let you all know what I have in my make up bag, and what I think is my go to/must have products for day to day. I will do a separate post on my must have products in the coming weeks, this will include makeup but also other beauty products.

Boots Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm
Maybeline Dream Satin Liquid foundation in Ivory
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot 6 blush palette (limited edition holiday 2014 collection)
Benefit High Beam highlighter
Benefit Boi-ing Concealer
Rimmel True Match Concealer
Maybeline Fit Me! Pressed Powder

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
D&G Passioneyes Mascara (travel size)
Smashbox`Full Exposure Mascara
Clinique High Impact Mascara
Collection 2000 Gel Liner

Rimmel Professional Eye Brow Pencil in Dark Brown
Essence Clear Mascara
Benefit Brow Zings in Medium

Rimmel Oh My Gloss
Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla and Macadamia
L'Oreal Paris Glam Shine 6 Hr Lip Gloss

Penneys false lashes in Voluminous
Duo lash glue
Boots Vitamin E Eye Cream
Not all items pictured!
I use Real Techniques and Sigma brushes :)

Make-up bag in Zoe Sugg's Zoella collection from Penneys/Primark.

Lots of Love