Quiet time = Impossible 

  

I’m super sorry I’ve been so quiet this past week, the kids have got me demented (damn you summer holidays). 

I literally have zero time to myself, so I’m finding it difficult to be able to blog at the minute but I will try and do a few beauty reviews this week when I eventually get around to it. I have a few other items and companies that I want to talk about too, so hopefully at some point this week I may actually get some time to do it! 

This house has been full of tantrums/meltdowns/fighting/crying and I’m EXHAUSTED. 

It’s really difficult keeping both the kids entertained because they like different things. I don’t get out a lot due to Harri not really coping well outdoors (ASD and sensory issues) and I really struggle when I’m on my own. 

I really feel the need for some time to meditate at the minute, but finding perfect silence is almost impossible when you have children! I’m going to grab my Zen colouring book and give that a go instead. 

Thanks so much for reading. Hope you are all well! 

Sam 

Xxxx  

 

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Sisterhood of the world bloggers award 

  

I have been nominated by the beautiful Stephanie for the Sisterhood of the world bloggers award. If you haven’t already, check her blog out it’s fabulous! 

Thanks so much for the nomination, I love doing these and reading everyone’s responses 💕💕💕 

So here we go…

« The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award recognises the unique voices of women bloggers around the world. »


Rules:


Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.

Answer the 10 questions your nominator has provided.

Nominate 10 other bloggers.

Create 10 questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination.

Here are my answers to both series of questions:


1. Favourite perfume for this summer?


I’m currently using viva la juicy! It’s super summery and I love how it smells on me. Only problem is the fragrance doesn’t last long on me. But I have a 100ml bottle so need to use it up! 


2. Have you ever seen an opera? If so, which one(s)?


I’ve seen a few when I was younger, in my early teens. My grandma used to take me as well as going to Ballets which are my absolute favourite. Off the top of my head I’ve seen Carmen, Madama butterfly and the Magic flute. There maybe more but I can’t remember! 


3. Your go-to red lipstick?


Revlon- Really Red 


4. Where did you spend your last holiday?


Just recently been to Ibiza with the girls, stayed in playa den bossa. Had a great time! 


5. What is your first beauty ritual in the morning?


After a scrub, I use my Lush breath of fresh air spray and do my Lush lip scrub 


6. Favourite restaurant ever?

Yo sushi! Absolutely love the place. I eat far too much when I go though. It’s embarrassing.


7. What would be your best beauty advice to your daughter?


A good skin care routine. I wish I had known more about that kind of thing before I started plastering myself in makeup clogging all my pores! 


8. Who is your favourite female fictional character (could be books, movies, series,…) and why?


Can’t say I really have one! Although if I had to choose it would be Ophelia from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Just because I adore Hamlet and feel without her it would be nothing. My daughters middle name is Ophelia 💕💕


9. Name a makeup or beauty « crime ».


I don’t really have any of my own but I absolutely hate people that have plucked their eyebrows within an inch of their lives and then draw them on SUPER thick. 


10. Which book are you currently reading?

Grey by E L James 


My nominees 

Nessandra

Bethzita

Infinitely awkward

Online beauty finds

Becky Brotherton

Arlene

Poppy constellations

The sassy editor

Yazzi

Polished by Amy


1. Name one make-up / beauty product that you could not live without.

Max factor Pan Stik

2. Where is your dream travelling destination?

Bali. I mean I’ve been before a couple of times but honestly I can’t tell you how beautiful it is! 

3. What is your all-time-most-memorable-song?

I wanna grow old with you by Adam Sandler (walked down the aisle to that) 

4. Who is your real-life most inspiring character? (actresses/ politicians/ businessmen, etc) and Why?

Angelina Jolie, I think all the work she has done as the UN refugee agency goodwill ambassador is absolutely amazing. She’s done so much field work over the years in between being a mother and actress etc. 

5. What is your beauty secret?

I don’t really have any! I just watch millions of tutorials about absolutely everything! 

6. Name your favourite make-up brands.

NYX and Sleek currently 


7. What is your favourite me-time activity?

Watching Grav3yardgirl on YouTube, writing my blog or reading 


8. At what age did you start your first make-up?

Early teens 

9. What did you do last weekend?

Took the kids to my dads as the weather was lovely and he has a big garden with play apparatus in so they always have tons of fun! 

10. What are the most current beauty / skincare products you purchased?

Today I just purchased 2 contour kits to review by makeup revolution. 


So! That’s me, I answered both sets of questions and because I’m a rule breaker I didn’t add my own because these questions were great! Answer both sets if you feel rebellious 😏 

Thanks so much for reading 💕💕💕

  



My summer reading 💕💕

  

I absolutely love reading. I will read pretty much about anything, but with the children it’s hard to find the time! By the kids bedtime I’m usually exhausted and although reading sometimes helps me wind down, I usually find myself sticking a film on most nights and getting into bed! 

But I’m determined this summer to read more instead of watching movies every night. 

So here’s a few that I’ve bought recently: 

Grey – E.L James 

The 4th book in the Fifty shades of Grey series. But this time told by Christians perspective. I’m really looking forward to this book. I loved the trilogy and I really think this book will help readers identify with Christian more. It’s on my bedside table.. Ready and waiting! 

 

Down the Rabbit hole – Holly Maddison 

(Pre order from Amazon) 

Still currently waiting for this to be released but I have pre ordered it. I really enjoyed the TV programme ‘The girls next door’. I know that Holly has disclosed quite a bit in this book, which is why I’m intrigued to read it!  Not usually my type of book, but sometimes the odd few pop up which end up being on my must read list. 

  

Nothing but the truth – Vicky Pattinson  

Again not usually my type of book, however I love Geordie shore (I know, I just cringed a bit too) and I really love Vicky. So I felt like I bought it more out of love for her more than the love of the actual book! 

 
Darkness tell us – Richard Laymon

My book shelf is full of unread Richard Laymon books and I’m slowly working my way through them. I love his style of writing, in fact I basically haven’t read a bad book of his yet. Everything about his books keep me hooked and wanting to continue reading till the early hours. 

  
So that’s my reading list currently for summer! What books are you reading at the moment? I’m always looking for new recommendations xx