Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Montagne Jeunesse Facemasks - The Chocolate Range

Morning Lovelies,

Pamper evenings are pretty sparse in my life these days, but when I can manage to do a bit of pampering, I'm up for it! For some reason, my skin is flaring up at the moment, so a face mask is always a nice pick me up. Montagne Jeunesse face masks are pretty old skool, but I have never tried them so I thought I would give them a go, as they were on offer recently. I got 5 for £2.50! Al;so, I like the way they are classic mud style masks. These alongside the whole cucumber on the eyes, rollers in the hair look!

1. White Chocolate

Oh my the smell of this! White chocolate all over my face! Divine! Afterwards, it made my skin really soft. Not to get too graphic, but in the morning, my whiteheads came out bigger, which shows me that the face mask has penetrated my skin and is trying to bring out all the crap.

2. Chocolate 

This is pretty similar to the white chocolate one, only chocolate! Im a big chocoholic.

3. Chocolate Orange

This is my favorite one! It self heats on the face as soon as you apply it! It made me feel I was in a spa! I have quite oily skin and this removed a lot of the oil.

These retail at £1 each, so if you are on a budget and want to give your skin a little boost, give the range a go!

Love Ellie x

Monday, 20 October 2014

Some Good Reads for Mums

Morning Dolls,

Sadly, I don't get much time to read these days. I have a kindle, but I like to use the library occasionally. Who wouldn't? Free books?! There is also something exciting about delving into those shelves with the prospect of finding some little gems. Now I am on the look out for parenting/baby books, as every little helps doesn't it! Here are some little crackers I recently discovered...

1. The Happy Child by Linda Blair

I wasn't a very confident child or teenager. I have only really become more confident now in my late 20's. I am not blaming my parents by all means, but I want Jack to grow up with 2 happy parents, and want him to know he is loved, and he can do anything. I believe confidence in a person is one of the best traits you can have. This book gives simple ideas on how to raise your child to be happy and confident, from infant, right up to teenage years.

2. M is for Mum by Maeve Bradbury

Described as 'Timeless advice for every mother', this is an essential guide on top tips for mothers. For example, cooking quick meals, how to deal with tantrums, rainy day ideas,bath time, child safety etc. I love the way it is laid out, very easy to read, and feminine. You can use it as a reference, rather than read page to page.I'd say the advice really is timeless and every mum should have a peek into this little gem.

3. French Children Don't Throw Food by Pamela Druckerman

This is my favorite out of all 3! A humorous take on french parenting. An American lady moves to France with her British husband, and brings her child up in France, and is thrown into the alien world of french parenting (which is completely different to us Brits and Americans).Most of the french bottle feed, and it isn't looked down upon. French parents don't force their children to reach milestones. French parents ensure their children and polite and have manners from day one. French children all sleep through the night pretty early on. French women all go back to work, and are fighting for nursery places. They don't like loosing their identity, and being a stay at home mum is not desirable.I don't agree with everything, but  honestly, I couldn't put this book down it is brilliant. We all should take a bit of advice from the french I think!

If you know of any other good parenting books, drop me a comment below. I am always on the look out!

Love Ellie x

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Polagram App

Afternoon my lovely readers,

In this current society we live in, there are numerous apps now for everything. However, I do think some are a load of pony! I'm constantly looking for apps that will enhance my life, but when you sift through them in detail, there aren't that many. When I discovered Polagram,it made me very happy. It's an app where you can upload photos from your camera roll and Instagram on your phone. So easy. Gone are the days where you have to upload phone pictures to your PC, then upload to a website, and then eventually get them printed. Why go through that ordeal when Polagram simplifies it for you. Polagram offers Polaroid style pictures, with the option to put text below it ( so you remember what the photo was about).

This cost me £9 for 28 photos including delivery, which isn't bad, also,the quality is excellent. We all know how fab Instagram makes our photos look anyway,and there is certainly no compromise on quality when printing the, that's for sure .

Polagram also offers gift boxes, which are Polaroid style photos in a little pink box. I think this is a lovely idea for a gift. There is also the option to have large prints,poster style prints, photobooks and cases. They vary in price, and have various random offers from time to time. I like the fav they are delivered in a little cute pink envelope, rather than the usual boring . This app is perfect for me as I constantly am on the go taking pictures of life. I will be making the most of this app come Christmas time!

Love Ellie x

Friday, 17 October 2014

Bare Minerals ' Bare Skin' Foundation

Morning Dolls,

I have been after this foundation for a while! Never tried Bare Minerals but it always gets rave reviews, and I've been in the market for a new foundation for a while now. Surprisingly, it has been quite difficult to get hold of. I was heading to a meeting last week day and passed Selfridges on the way, and can  you believe they don't stock it?! Selfridges of all places? Shocking, anyway, I managed to get hold of it. The shade is number 07 ' Bare Natural'.

The packaging is lovely and classy! They also have a range of shades which is good news!

It retails at £25.

Initial thoughts, it's very sheer , and not thick at all. This means it glides on like silk and is really easy to blend. I had to use a 50p pence size, rather than a pea size, in order to get full coverage. I would say this is light coverage. Sadly, I've got a few big pimples at the moment (unattractive), so I would probably require medium coverage for these moments. However, with my usual Laura Mercier Powder on top of this, I love the finished result! It makes my skin as flawless as it can be, and doesn't make my skin feel clogged up. Big thumbs up!

Love Ellie x

Thursday, 16 October 2014

A low moment

Evening All,

At the moment, I'm suffering severe anxiety daily. I don't know why. Everything in my life is running so smoothly im so lucky, but there is something niggling at me and I can't put my finger on it? Whatever it is, it's making me feel so uneasy. I hate these moments, don't know how to snap out of it? Anyway, I have found a few quotes I want to share with you... I find these comforting...

Love Ellie x

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Tesco Baby Clothes Haul

Evening lovelies,

Yet another Haul tonight! What I LOVE about this country,is how good supermarket fashion is these days,and how reasonable in price! Asda and Tesco have some fab baby pieces, such a big range,and always have some kind of sale! The quality is also good, as they wash up great! Babies grow so quickly, I just can't justify spending so much on clothing. There really is no need. I was visiting my grandparents today in Bermondsey, and swung by Tesco to pick up some flowers,and low and behold I spot the clothing section and a 50% sale! I had to have a gander! I was flicking through the rail and found some lovely pieces for Jack,ranging from 50p - £2. I couldn't believe it. I feel so good after a bargain. Jack is currently in 12-18 month clothing now, and luckily found quite a few bits in his size. See below my finds. I got all  this is for £8!

Honestly mummies you can't go wrong with supermarket fashion for your little ones!

Love Ellie x

Bobbi Brown Haul

Evening honeys!

So I was lucky enough to try a selection of  Bobbi brown goodies recently. I have always wanted to try their famous Shimmer Brick! So you could imagine my excitement when it arrived. I have never tried Bobbi's skincare range, so this was a new experience for me.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in ' Nectar '

This glides on like silk, and is a peachy pinky colour, with a subtle gold shimmer which saves using a highlighter. I love the flush of colour it radiates.

Skincare Range - Cleansing oil, makeup remover and brightening moisturiser
Make-up - Mascara,Eyeliner & Pencil Sharpener

The cleansing oil isn't greasy, and goes on like a dream. The moisturiser also feels lovely. I don't know about you, but you can just tell he difference in good and bad products by the way they feel .

I haven't tried the mascara and eye pencil yet, but let's just say I'm looking forward to it ��

It's been a while since I had some premium make-up, so I'm feeling pretty well pampered !

Love Ellie x