Wish List Wednesday | 21 JUNE

Hello Lovelies!
Here is this week’s Wish List… a day late but I was a little preoccupied yesterday being my birthday and all 😉 You all know how I adore all things grey, especially baby things… so I have rounded up some super cute grey pieces that are gender neutral and are DEFINITELY on my Wish List for this little bambino (actually more like on the “will buy” list…)!

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Luxe VS Less Capsule Wardrobe | Stay At Home Mama

Hello Lovelies!

I am a Stay At Home Working Mama (or SAHWM) which basically means I work from home and have a small child at home with me as well. I know myself and other SAHM Mamas can fall into a style rut, not putting much effort or thought into what you throw on each day to wrangle the kids, run errands and for some, get some work done as well.

Usually being a SAHM/SAHWM means that your wardrobe can be quite casual, and you don’t have the budget/inclination to have a huge range of clothes. This is where a Capsule Wardrobe comes in handy! A capsule wardrobe is a small to medium collection of pieces that can be mixed and matched together to create multiple outfits. I have put together a casual capsule for Autumn/Winter of basics in neutral tones (featuring a pop of berry/blush) that is a great minimalist range, or starting block, in both Luxe & Less to fit in with everyone’s budget!

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Rainbow Baby | First Trimester

I knew I hated being pregnant, but I forgot how sh*t it actually is. Really really sh*t. And yes, I can be completely, totally, over the moon ecstatic to be having another baby and completely, totally, hating my pregnancy. It’s not unusual, although not as spoken about as expected… I wonder if this is because women feel shame that they’re wallowing in illness rather than rejoicing in this supposed ‘happiest time of their life’?

After finding out that we were pregnant, and although preparing myself for loss (read about our journey to becoming parents again here), I ran around madly for a week trying to get as much done as I could before the morning sickness struck. This was my third pregnancy, I knew the drill, I get sick early and bad and for a long time. As I say, I fail at pregnancy lol!

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5 Minute Beauty Routine

Hello Lovelies!

As busy Mamas it can be easy to put yourself very last on the list when you’re rushing around in the morning getting everyone ready for work, school, kindy etc. And then you end up feeling less than bright when you realise you LOOK as tired as you FEEL.

Many of you don’t know that my background is actually in beauty therapy. I studied Beauty Therapy straight out of high school and worked in the industry up until December 2015 when I retired to focus on Ruby & Lilli. I do still use my skills on friends and family on occasion and do the odd formal or wedding makeup.

I used to be a product snob, and still love my higher end products, but have fallen in love with NYX… I have skin that reacts with congestion very easily however I wear all the below products daily and have had no reaction. The colour pay off is fantastic and they wear really well. So why pay a fortune when you can easily add some fresh colours into your budget with these fab products!

My list of ‘everyday’ products may seem standard to some, and over the top to others… but I promise they’re very easy to use and you can achieve a very soft and natural everyday look in 5 minutes with them!

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