Guest Post | Lorilee from Lorilees London

Guest Post | Lorilee from Lorilees London
Are you going on holiday soon and only taking hand luggage because you don’t want to pay the extortionate prices of hold luggage? More and more people who are going on short haul flights seem to be doing this as it means more holiday money.
Doing this can be tricky as you are limited to weight and which items you can bring with you. As you are restricted to items which are 100ml or less and have to fit in a clear plastic bag. This means either filling smaller bottles with shampoo, conditioner and shower gel or buying mini items from the holiday section in Boots, which can be an expensive choice. 
I only pack the essential items as taking more than is necessary is a waste of luggage weight and you most probably won’t use them.
My essentials – toothpaste, mouth wash and a brand new tooth brush 
When ever on holiday I make sure I bring back the little bottles of shower gel, shampoo and body lotion. As these can be refilled for your next holiday. I always take enough for the first day and then purchase a bottle of shampoo and conditioner for the local shop as it will last the 2 weeks on holiday and it can be left behind if it is not finished as buying a bottle of shampoo and conditioner is cheaper than buying shampoo and conditioner minis. 
I always take a flannel for the flight to keep you fresh and cool (take a spare plastic bag with you as this will be damp when you get off the flight).
Although I have just said that I don’t like buying mini items, I do buy mini sun cream as sun cream on holiday can be expensive – sometimes 3 times the price – as I wear factor 50 as I burn really easily. Most supermarkets have offers on their sun creams. I also take lip balm – as playing in the sea can cause dry lips, insect repellant and body lotion just in case I get burnt and I use that as after sun. 
I then pack a small perfume and tissues. Having a hair clip is always useful as you can just clip your hair up when at the beach, in the pool or at dinner. I also take my folding brush as it fits in to all of my bags and hardly takes up any room. I make sure I take electrolyte powders incase I am dehydrated as I can just poor this sachet into a bottle of water and shake. Also I have Ibuprofen tablets just incase I get a headache. 
What do you take on holiday with you in your wash bag? Am I missing anything?

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Guest Post | Shona from Fresh Beauty XOX

Guest Post | Shona from Fresh Beauty XOX
I am so glad to be able to welcome Shona onto my blog today – she is one of my best blogging friends and is one of the loveliest people I have ever met…please do pop over and say hi!
A big hello to all of Bex’s lovely followers, I hope you don’t mind me being here today and not Bex! I’m Shona from freshbeautyxox and I write a beauty and lifestyle blog. When Bex said I could guest post on her blog I had a topic in mind, not a topic I touch on my blog but seeing as this is a part mummy blog I thought I’d share my opinion on this topic. I just want to say before I begin that this is purely my opinion and I’m sorry if I offend anyone along the way!
Today I wanted to talk about the expectation that people seem to have of women. And this expectation is to have children. Now before you roll your eyes at me because I’m only 15, hear me out.
I personally think that nowadays there is this massive expectation of women to have children, to give their parents grandchildren and to generally settle down with a partner. I’ve already decided (and yes again, I am 15) that I’m not going to have children when I’m older and this has given me an insight into how people around me feel about this. A bit of background first, I should probably give you a reason to why I’ve decided this. I have a genetic connnective tissue disorder called Marfans Syndrome and also Scoliosis, the Marfans was passed down to me from my mother and the Scoliosis developed because of this syndrome. There is a 50/50 chance that I’ll pass this onto any children I have. I also don’t want any kind of IVF treatment or similar to remove the gene.
Some family members and family friends aren’t happy with my decision. I’m constantly being told that I’ll feel differently when I’m older and that when I meet the right person I’ll want to have kids. What if I don’t feel differently though? Will they respect that? This makes me think about the social expectation of women to have children. It is almost seen as weird for a woman not have any children during her lifetime, as if women only have one use.
Sometimes people don’t want to have children, sometimes there is medical reason and sometimes they might just not want to and that is OK. To me it seems OK anyway but to others why does this seem so unusual? Yes it is against the ‘norm’ but that doesn’t mean it is wrong. I’ve sometimes even heard people say that you are letting down your parents if you don’t have children. Surely if your parents love you they would respect your decision and support you?
Anyway! I’d love to know what you think about this topic, let me know in the comments!
A big thanks to Bex for letting me post on her blog- I have loved being here!
Thanks for reading,
Shona x
freshbeautyxox.blogspot.com 
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Guest Post | Beauty By Emma

Guest Post  | Beauty By Emma
Hi everyone!

My name’s Emma and I blog over at Beauty by Emma, I’m a mummy to my son who is 3 in August and my daughter who is 10 weeks old and I own a mobile beauty business so beauty is a big part of my life.

Today I’m going to review a gorgeous lipstick by Smooch Cosmetics.

I absolutely adore the Smooch packaging, I think it looks so feminine and cute!
I got the shade Crimson Fire which is a beautiful burnt red colour.
I really like the consistency of Smooch lipsticks, they’re really moisturising and just glide on to your lips.
They don’t dry your lips out like other lipsticks can and the colour pay off is amazing!
I found it lasted on my lips really well and I didn’t have to re-apply too often.
The finish is quite glossy which I really like as I’m not a fan of matte lipsticks, my lips get really dry so matte lipsticks only accentuate that.
I think Smooch lipsticks are quite reasonably priced at £7.50 and they have a great range of shades to choose from, you can buy Smooch products from their website.
I really hope you enjoyed reading my post and I want to say a big thank you to Bex for allowing me to write a guest post for her fab blog.
Emma
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Guest Post | James from Daddy Space

Guest Post | James from Daddy Space
Enjoy today’s guest post from the lovely James!
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Hello my name is James, I’m daddy to three amazing children Charlie who
is three, Harry who is two and Olivia who is just 6 Months old (See the family) . I blog over at Daddy Space.

I have been blogging for about 8 Months on and off and find it a great
way to express myself. I’m thrilled to have been given the chance to
guest post for Bex.

 I’d like to write about keeping kids safe in the garden, I seem to be going though a safety conscious spell at the moment so I will share that with you. Playing in the garden, harmless enough right ? As we all know the garden posses dangers some of which do not stand out, so I’m going to talk about a few of the main ones.
I know that we all are aware of the obvious dangers having a well fenced in garden, steep drops and sharp edges. I want to point out some of the things you might not be aware of of perhaps have never thought about.
So ill start with something that most of us have in the garden plants, when buying plants it is always worth asking at your garden centre if the plant is safe for children. Sometimes a plant can have poisonous berry’s or have a flower with pollen that stains. Quickly checking with the garden centre staff can avoid any unnecessary accidents. 
Well worth thinking about is how secure is the fence ? Wood posts will always rot so it can be a good idea to regularly check the sturdiness of the fence. When checking the fence keep a keen eye out for rusty sticking out nails or screws.
We move on to the lawn if you live somewhere near the open country then your lawn will likely suffer from rabbit holes. They can pop up over night so be aware when letting little ones charge off in to the garden. Staying with animals, cats are a problem all gardeners have they use the flower beds as a litter tray. Having a mouth full of that stuff is something nobody wants .
Sharp corners in the garden is something that causes thousands of injury’s every year, in fact I suffered a nasty gash to the fore head when i was young as a result of falling on to an edge. Below I have devised a simple way of reducing the danger from falling on to an edge. By putting a plastic and wooden plant pot right on a edge if your little one falls then their head hits that first instead of the concrete.
Thank you so much for reading I hope I have raised awareness of a few thing which can be a danger in the garden.
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HOW TO: Write & Send A Guest Post

HOW TO: Write & Send A Guest Post
If you’re a blogger who often guest posts for other bloggers, this is for you.
You may have seen this trick around before. This is the easiest way to send a blog post. If you send the text and images separately, have you ever found that the post sometimes ends up a little muddled at the other end? Or have you ever received a guest post and had to piece it back together? I’ve been on both sides of the spectrum. This should solve all your problems.

I originally found out how to do this from the lovely Ellie over at Misseblog. She posts some fantastic tutorials, why not take a look?
If you’re not a blogger but like to write guest posts, this probably won’t apply – but read on for more information if you wish.

For this tutorial, I’ve used my most recent Like, Love, Loathe post.

Step 1

Open up a new post on your blog, as if you were to publish the post yourself.
Step 2
Write up your post as normal, with links and pictures if needed.
Step 3
Once written, click on the ‘Edit HTML’ tab next to the ‘Compose’ tab. Select all the text in the box and copy.
Step 4
Compose a new message in your email. Paste the text into the message box.
Step 5
The blogger you are guest posting for can then open up a new post in their own dashboard and place your html in.
Step 6
Your post is now ready to be published – and it’s all in the right order!
Would you like to see more tutorials in the future? If so, what would you like to see?
Leave all suggestions in the comment box below.
xo