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My new skincare faves for fresh healthier skin!

So this is a first for me and I'm sharing my favorite skincare picks. Over the last couple weeks I have been using a few new products that I am literally LOVING and yep of course I want to share them with you! Even through dark circles from deprived sleep (blame the three year old), and dry skin from the recent weather, these products have been lifesaving for my skin! There are a few other products that I'm loving too but I thought I'd share the basics first as they are giving me  fresh and healthy skin.

So here they are...

Dermalogica Precleanse

I have achieved ultra clean and healthy-looking skin with the Double Cleanse regimen that begins with the PreCleanse. It thoroughly melts away layers of excess makeup, environmental pollutants and residual products that build up on skin throughout the day. Formulated with conditioning Rice Bran and Vitamin E oils, it offers deep cleansing that's very ideal for oily skin conditions.

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
A refreshing lather that thoroughly removes impurities, without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. The cleanser contains naturally-foaming Quillaja Saponaria and gently rinses away toxins and debris that leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean. Its very lightweight and mild enough to use every day, it also features calming Balm Mint and Lavender extracts that soothes the skin.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant


This has given me brighter and smoother skin every day with the exfoliating powder. Rice-based powder activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes to polish skin to perfection. Its skin Brightening Complex of Phytic Acid from Rice Bran, White Tea and Licorice helps balance uneven skin tone while a super-soothing blend of Colloidal Oatmeal and Allantoin calms and soothes the skin.

What are your go-to skincare products at the moment?




That's it... my current skincare faves. My skin has seriously never felt and looked so fresh as it does right now! I would definitely recommend if you want fresh healthier skin for summer! 








Disclaimer: All of the Dermalogica products featured in this post have been gifted to me.

A Fresh Skincare Routine | AD


My new skincare faves for fresh healthier skin!

So this is a first for me and I'm sharing my favorite skincare picks. Over the last couple weeks I have been using a few new products that I am literally LOVING and yep of course I want to share them with you! Even through dark circles from deprived sleep (blame the three year old), and dry skin from the recent weather, these products have been lifesaving for my skin! There are a few other products that I'm loving too but I thought I'd share the basics first as they are giving me  fresh and healthy skin.

So here they are...

Dermalogica Precleanse

I have achieved ultra clean and healthy-looking skin with the Double Cleanse regimen that begins with the PreCleanse. It thoroughly melts away layers of excess makeup, environmental pollutants and residual products that build up on skin throughout the day. Formulated with conditioning Rice Bran and Vitamin E oils, it offers deep cleansing that's very ideal for oily skin conditions.

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
A refreshing lather that thoroughly removes impurities, without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. The cleanser contains naturally-foaming Quillaja Saponaria and gently rinses away toxins and debris that leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean. Its very lightweight and mild enough to use every day, it also features calming Balm Mint and Lavender extracts that soothes the skin.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant


This has given me brighter and smoother skin every day with the exfoliating powder. Rice-based powder activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes to polish skin to perfection. Its skin Brightening Complex of Phytic Acid from Rice Bran, White Tea and Licorice helps balance uneven skin tone while a super-soothing blend of Colloidal Oatmeal and Allantoin calms and soothes the skin.

What are your go-to skincare products at the moment?




That's it... my current skincare faves. My skin has seriously never felt and looked so fresh as it does right now! I would definitely recommend if you want fresh healthier skin for summer! 








Disclaimer: All of the Dermalogica products featured in this post have been gifted to me.

The ups and downs of sharing your life online…


Sharing your life, your highs and lows on the world wide web is such a controversial topic. Especially when it involves children! Some would say you should be a lot more vigilant over what you share on the internet, which I completely understand to a certain extent. However, at the same time, and I think you'll agree, that life is too short and children grow up way to quickly. Surely it's not going to affect my child in anyway if I share a few videos of her right? Moving away from children, as a person social media can have a big negative impact on us. Most of the time it’s not even about the dangers of social media, but it’s more about the arsehole loosers that think they have the right to judge everyone else. In particular, Instagram has become such a special place for me. Yes, it can be shitty with the whole very confusing algorithm thing and engagement can be so shocking at times. You could say I share a lot of my life on my stories; personal things, Maya spam and the occasional food selfie, but that's our everyday life!
Instagram has definitely become a place where I interact with other women my age as well as other mums, local mums and single mums on a daily basis. It’s become so special to me as parents we don't get out much as we used to and there are times where it can feel lonely. I guess a lot of parents can feel this way when maybe they don’t have a huge group of Mama friends or kids classes to attend. I’m sure if you’re a Mum or not you also find social media helpful in one way or another.
It's definitely also about knowing what to post and how much. Out of your whole day, Instagram stories are a short 15 seconds! I share what I want to on there, cooking videos, funny videos of Maya, or a quick chit chat from me to show you some blogger mail I’ve had. What you most definitely dont or wont see is me spending 95% of my day cooking, cleaning and washing. There are A LOT of people that think that just from watching a 15 second video means they know everything about your you, but seriously that it really isn’t the case at all. Of course, I'll hold my hands up and say I do share quite a bit on social media, but then looking at the bigger picture and compare it to how much I don’t or feel the need to share.... it’s nothing!

With all this in mind, you should also be mindful to not share personal details online, i.e phone number, your address or the area you live because there are some weird people out there. 

Social media is part of life these days and that the world we now live in. If you want to share your little ones for others to enjoy, then go for it. Maya sits there for ages watching the little clips I take of her. We also love watching other kids on Instagram. For me it’s lovely to see them all growing up even though we don’t know each other in real life! 
I know so many people that have made strong friendships through social media and this has such a positive impact. I love getting to chat to so many lovely ladies. There really is a lovely community of people out there and don't forget that.
So what are your thoughts on social media? Do you overshare? Do you agree with sharing on social media?

Am I Sharing Too Much Online?

The ups and downs of sharing your life online…


Sharing your life, your highs and lows on the world wide web is such a controversial topic. Especially when it involves children! Some would say you should be a lot more vigilant over what you share on the internet, which I completely understand to a certain extent. However, at the same time, and I think you'll agree, that life is too short and children grow up way to quickly. Surely it's not going to affect my child in anyway if I share a few videos of her right? Moving away from children, as a person social media can have a big negative impact on us. Most of the time it’s not even about the dangers of social media, but it’s more about the arsehole loosers that think they have the right to judge everyone else. In particular, Instagram has become such a special place for me. Yes, it can be shitty with the whole very confusing algorithm thing and engagement can be so shocking at times. You could say I share a lot of my life on my stories; personal things, Maya spam and the occasional food selfie, but that's our everyday life!
Instagram has definitely become a place where I interact with other women my age as well as other mums, local mums and single mums on a daily basis. It’s become so special to me as parents we don't get out much as we used to and there are times where it can feel lonely. I guess a lot of parents can feel this way when maybe they don’t have a huge group of Mama friends or kids classes to attend. I’m sure if you’re a Mum or not you also find social media helpful in one way or another.
It's definitely also about knowing what to post and how much. Out of your whole day, Instagram stories are a short 15 seconds! I share what I want to on there, cooking videos, funny videos of Maya, or a quick chit chat from me to show you some blogger mail I’ve had. What you most definitely dont or wont see is me spending 95% of my day cooking, cleaning and washing. There are A LOT of people that think that just from watching a 15 second video means they know everything about your you, but seriously that it really isn’t the case at all. Of course, I'll hold my hands up and say I do share quite a bit on social media, but then looking at the bigger picture and compare it to how much I don’t or feel the need to share.... it’s nothing!

With all this in mind, you should also be mindful to not share personal details online, i.e phone number, your address or the area you live because there are some weird people out there. 

Social media is part of life these days and that the world we now live in. If you want to share your little ones for others to enjoy, then go for it. Maya sits there for ages watching the little clips I take of her. We also love watching other kids on Instagram. For me it’s lovely to see them all growing up even though we don’t know each other in real life! 
I know so many people that have made strong friendships through social media and this has such a positive impact. I love getting to chat to so many lovely ladies. There really is a lovely community of people out there and don't forget that.
So what are your thoughts on social media? Do you overshare? Do you agree with sharing on social media?


  1. My child doesn't eat
  2. It’s okay if you haven't hoovered 
  3. Bath bombs are messy AF
  4. Three year olds DO NOT shut up.... EVER 
  5. Never wear white trainers in the rain
  6. Instagram is the fountain of all knowledge
  7. Not everyone is your best friend but who cares
  8. Maya was okay with Santa this year 
  9. The people you meet through Instagram are more supportive than people you actually know
  10. Working just two days a week can be very lonely 
  11. I bloody love an early nights and pyjamas in front of the TV
  12. Brexit is shocking
  13. The 'terrible twos' does not last forever 
  14. Your child is your style icon
  15. Buying clothes for your child is an addiction
  16. No one is winging single motherhood, its f*****g hard
  17.  The bins only get collected once a fortnight
  18. Hangovers are a big NO in your mid 30's
  19. Everyone has their problems
  20. Most people you meet are fighting a battle you know nothing about
  21. You don’t have to share everything on social media 
  22. Mummies bed is way better than Mayas bed
  23. I waste too much money in the £1 shop
  24. Finding something good in a charity shop is like finding gold
  25. Don't run up the stairs
  26. I spend too much time on my phone
  27. Having your wrist in a cast is bloody annoying
  28. I will never have a bath alone again thanks to Maya
  29. Toddlers feet grow stupidly quick
  30. Growing your instagram following is not an overnight thing

What 2019 Taught Me....



  1. My child doesn't eat
  2. It’s okay if you haven't hoovered 
  3. Bath bombs are messy AF
  4. Three year olds DO NOT shut up.... EVER 
  5. Never wear white trainers in the rain
  6. Instagram is the fountain of all knowledge
  7. Not everyone is your best friend but who cares
  8. Maya was okay with Santa this year 
  9. The people you meet through Instagram are more supportive than people you actually know
  10. Working just two days a week can be very lonely 
  11. I bloody love an early nights and pyjamas in front of the TV
  12. Brexit is shocking
  13. The 'terrible twos' does not last forever 
  14. Your child is your style icon
  15. Buying clothes for your child is an addiction
  16. No one is winging single motherhood, its f*****g hard
  17.  The bins only get collected once a fortnight
  18. Hangovers are a big NO in your mid 30's
  19. Everyone has their problems
  20. Most people you meet are fighting a battle you know nothing about
  21. You don’t have to share everything on social media 
  22. Mummies bed is way better than Mayas bed
  23. I waste too much money in the £1 shop
  24. Finding something good in a charity shop is like finding gold
  25. Don't run up the stairs
  26. I spend too much time on my phone
  27. Having your wrist in a cast is bloody annoying
  28. I will never have a bath alone again thanks to Maya
  29. Toddlers feet grow stupidly quick
  30. Growing your instagram following is not an overnight thing

We've had our Christmas decorations up since November 23rd. We've screamed Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas at least a billion times already. We've watched every Christmas film I can possible think of on Amazon Prime. Maya has a new Christmas wardrobe. And we've already seen in big man himself, Santa at Winter Wonderland at The Mall Cribbs Causeway. 
But really? When the day is finally here, it all gets a bit too much. It’s a strange one. I know a lot of others have a pretty hard time due to bereavement, family issues, work commitments and so on. But, mine, as a parent is possibly more selfish. When it comes to mental health, I guess you could say that's the trigger point. We are fast approaching the end of the year and I know my mind starts to fill up with mixed messages and thoughts. Have I done enough? Has Maya got enough? What about everyone else? Did I do what I wanted this year? But then, hell yeah... you've done good! I really am proud of where I am now. 
I bloody love the run up to Christmas, and even more so now having Maya. And I’ve actually felt in a much more better place mentally and emotionally during December this year than I did last year and the year before that. 2017 & 2018 were pretty difficult. 2017 Mayas ad had only just moved out so that was all still raw. And 2018 was a first proper year of just the two of us, Maya & Myself. Nothing kills the Christmas joy more than facing it alone with a 1 year old. Thank goodness for family. 
This year we are going to my parents, we are going to be seeing family and I’m really looking forward to eating my body weight in cheese and drinking a mass amount of bubbles, because let's be honest it's quite possibly my favourite hobby. 
Self-reflection: the thoughts that go through my mind to the run up to Christmas & New Years cripple me. I start to dwell on things and overthink everything. I worry myself with things that haven’t even happened yet and probably never will. It's the 'What if's'... 

New Years is a time to refresh. 
It sounds crazy, but whilst I was writing this I felt scared about failing at Christmas & Next Year that I could of actually cried. 
One really important thing I've learnt since being a Mum and especially as Maya gets older, is how thinking ahead and worrying about the future can often ruin the present. Of course that's what I've been doing! But you've got to live in the moment and be present. 
I’ve got a list as long as my arm of things I still have to do with less than 2 weeks to do it in! For my own sanity, I want to complete at least 3 blog posts, I still have gifts to buy, wrapping to start and get the Christmas cards sent. And on top of that the Christmas food shop! Of course not forgetting the cheese and wine!

Being a Mum at Christmas: Is the Pressure Too Much?


We've had our Christmas decorations up since November 23rd. We've screamed Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas at least a billion times already. We've watched every Christmas film I can possible think of on Amazon Prime. Maya has a new Christmas wardrobe. And we've already seen in big man himself, Santa at Winter Wonderland at The Mall Cribbs Causeway. 
But really? When the day is finally here, it all gets a bit too much. It’s a strange one. I know a lot of others have a pretty hard time due to bereavement, family issues, work commitments and so on. But, mine, as a parent is possibly more selfish. When it comes to mental health, I guess you could say that's the trigger point. We are fast approaching the end of the year and I know my mind starts to fill up with mixed messages and thoughts. Have I done enough? Has Maya got enough? What about everyone else? Did I do what I wanted this year? But then, hell yeah... you've done good! I really am proud of where I am now. 
I bloody love the run up to Christmas, and even more so now having Maya. And I’ve actually felt in a much more better place mentally and emotionally during December this year than I did last year and the year before that. 2017 & 2018 were pretty difficult. 2017 Mayas ad had only just moved out so that was all still raw. And 2018 was a first proper year of just the two of us, Maya & Myself. Nothing kills the Christmas joy more than facing it alone with a 1 year old. Thank goodness for family. 
This year we are going to my parents, we are going to be seeing family and I’m really looking forward to eating my body weight in cheese and drinking a mass amount of bubbles, because let's be honest it's quite possibly my favourite hobby. 
Self-reflection: the thoughts that go through my mind to the run up to Christmas & New Years cripple me. I start to dwell on things and overthink everything. I worry myself with things that haven’t even happened yet and probably never will. It's the 'What if's'... 

New Years is a time to refresh. 
It sounds crazy, but whilst I was writing this I felt scared about failing at Christmas & Next Year that I could of actually cried. 
One really important thing I've learnt since being a Mum and especially as Maya gets older, is how thinking ahead and worrying about the future can often ruin the present. Of course that's what I've been doing! But you've got to live in the moment and be present. 
I’ve got a list as long as my arm of things I still have to do with less than 2 weeks to do it in! For my own sanity, I want to complete at least 3 blog posts, I still have gifts to buy, wrapping to start and get the Christmas cards sent. And on top of that the Christmas food shop! Of course not forgetting the cheese and wine!

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