GIVEAWAY! My Top 5 Beauty Essentials for Mums.

I really wanted to do a giveaway to coincide with George’s birthday but I was really struggling with what I could actually give away! But, after the popularity of my latest post My Top 5 Beauty Essentials for Mums I made a decision – I’ll give away one of each of the items I recommended !


All you have to do is follow the link below! The giveaway will be open from 12am 25/02/16 – 12am 10/03/16, GOOD LUCK!

Note: I’ll be giving away a Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain rather than an Elizabeth Arden Lip Protectant. The winner will also get to choose their own shades for the concealer, eyebrow pencil and powder.


My Top 5 Beauty Essentials for Mums.

My first foray into the world of blogging was not in fact parenting blogs, but the pastel-tinted, peony-covered beauty blogs. I was drawn in by their pretty pictures, and hooked by their, usually, spot on beauty tips. I’m certainly nowhere near as up-to-date with the latest beauty trends and products as I was when I first started reading beauty blogs whilst at uni (with infinite free time on my hands), but I am certainly still interested in looking semi-acceptable when I leave the house.

The following five products are ones which I reach for again and again, and I think they make it very quick and easy to achieve a basic ‘put together’ look. They’re all available on the high street and I think they’re pretty reasonably priced (£23 for a lipstick, are you kidding me? Looking at you Charlotte Tilbury).

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George Turns Two.

Today, the 22nd February 2016, George is two years old. I can’t believe it even as I type it. Where have these two years gone?

As I started this blog a little late in the game for a baby blog where monthly updates are the norm, I thought I’d wait until this point to do a *sort of* update about where George is milestone and progress wise. I always find these posts so interesting, whether it be to remember what your own child was like at that age, look towards their future or to place their progression amongst their peers.

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I Missed the First 30 Weeks.

I can already hear the shouting. The shouts of ‘but how didn’t you know?!’, ‘you must’ve known?!’ and my personal favourite, ‘did you not even have an inkling?!’ My answer, no, no and no. If you haven’t read my Tricky Second Post then you might yet still think of me as Rosie, mummy to George, and newbie blogger, but you’d be wrong – let me introduce myself. My name is Rosie and I’m ‘the one that found out they were pregnant at 30 weeks’.

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Getting to Know George.

I thought that seeing as though I dedicated a post to facts about me it would only be fair to do the same for George, this blog is mainly going to be about him after all. Despite only being 23 months old he is probably more interesting than me, and definitely cuter, so I hope you all enjoy getting to know him!

1) George was born at 1:39am on the 22nd February 2014, three days overdue. My waters had broken roughly 44 hours earlier so he was whisked off to Special Care for a couple of hours but was quickly returned with a clean bill of health. He was perfect.

Those tiny fingers!

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Birthday Card Review: Cardooo Cards

love all things birthday-related. Receiving cards in the post will always make me feel a little bit excited, and reading words that someone has written to me personally will always bring out my sentimental side. However, I do find it somewhat pointless to give my toddler any form of occasion card. As he’s only just coming up two years old he is yet to fully understand celebrations – apart from the receiving of presents, of course. So when it comes to giving him birthday cards it’s hard not to see it as a bit wasteful, in reality they ultimately become colouring/painting fodder.

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