10 Day Friend Challenge – Day 10

So the challenge is finally over – its taken me a while to complete it, hasn’t it?
So here’s the final day…
Your best friend

Simply put, I can’t choose between these five. They’re all there for me in different ways and have helped me through different things over the years. I’m so lucky to have people like them in my life.
xo

Holiday Makeup Bag – The Contents

Just a quick post today, showing you what I’m taking away for my four day weekend down in Camber Sands. Literally can’t wait to get away for a couple of days, maternity leave is great when you can think of enough things to do – not so great when you’re bored senseless! Of course, baby will soon be taking up the majority of my time in the not so distant future, so I really shouldn’t complain about boredom – I won’t know the meaning of the word very soon!
Fear not however, I have scheduled a few posts for you whilst I’m away, ranging from a guide to boosting your Boots Advantage Card points, to my top five blogs to follow right now, to a little Christmas gift guide. Enjoy!
For now, lets take a look at the goodies I am taking away with me:
Top Left: Simple Kind To Eyes Revitalising Roll On, Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in 250 Glamourous Pink, Rimmel London Stay Matte foundation in Ivory
Top Right: Samples from the September Latest In Beauty £1 beauty box – Natura Organics Rich Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner, Skin Doctors EyeTuck and Mary Kay Timewise foundation in Ivory
Bottom Left: My trusty Sex And The City compact mirror from Boots, Lush Colour Supplement Multi-Purpose base colour in Light Yellow, my as-yet-unopened Avon Extralasting mascara in Black
Bottom Right: My ‘Holy Grail’ product Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream lip protectant, Avon ColorTrend PencilPlay eyeliner in Black, Collection 2000 lipstick in 3 True Moisture, Avon Treu Colour eyeshadow in Emerald, MUA lipstick in Shade 2
As yet, the only items I haven’t tried out are my new mascara (present from my Nan) or the samples from the beauty box. I’ve been waiting until this week to use them, because I thought that it would be fairly easy to take some sachet samples (also, read a great post about how to sample haul from Yu here) with me rather than a whole washbag full of stuff. However, since I have a makeup bag jam-packed full with the stuff above, I think I pretty much failed on the ‘packing lightly’ thing.
Look forward to my reviews of the samples & the mascara upon my return… can some samples from a £1 beauty box be all that great?
What do you carry in your travel makeup bag?
I’d love to know!
xo

Pregnancy Update: Week 32

Oh dear.
I’m not very good at these pregnancy updates, am I? Back at Week 26, I promised you weekly updates..and now you’re getting one – six weeks later!
Excuses, excuses I know, but in that time, I have moved house, attended numerous midwife/antenatal appointments, done plenty of overtime and gone on maternity leave, so I think I can be forgiven… can’t I?
As I mentioned in a few of my previous pregnancy posts, I didn’t really seem to have much of a bump – that was until a couple of weeks ago, when my bump just seemed to appear!
Some say my bump is still quite small for 32 weeks (on a recent tour of the maternity unit at my local hospital, I was by far the smallest there!), whereas to others I’ve got quite a large bump – what do you think?
So what has happened recently in the life of Bex & bump?
  • We’ve toured our local maternity unit with Steve. We think we’ve pretty much settled on going into the midwifery led unit whilst in labour – only getting transferred to the main unit with doctors and midwives if I’m desperate for an epidural. After reading a piece on pethidine in Mother & Baby featuring the lovely Emma Louise from From Fallen Angel To Yummy Mummy however, I think I’m going to go for pethidine if I want any pain relief.
  • I’ve suddenly started developing stretchmarks – thank god there is such a thing as stretchmark cream! You can see some of the beasts in the picture above 🙁
  • I’ve had yet another Anti-D injection and am also due one in another fortnight… yay for more needles being stuck into me? I think not.
  • WE’VE GONE ON MATERNITY LEAVE!! Only problem is, there’s so many hours in the day to fill, and not enough to do…give me some ideas, people?
  • I had my baby shower (read about it here) and also received some lovely presents in the last few days from work, and my friend Kirsty. Expect some pictures up soon of all the goodies!
  • We have nearly finished buying all the essential stuff for baby now, just the cot to buy now…eek!
It’s getting so close now, it’s really quite nervewracking – I really wish this last 8 weeks would hurry up now though – time seems to be standing still, if not going backwards!
Are you pregnant, and writing a pregnancy update? I’d love to read it.
If you’re not pregnant, do you find these posts interesting?
I would love to know!
xo