Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Superdrug products

Revolution Make-up Palette with 144 colours
I was online searching the January sales on the super drug website when I came across this palette of eye shadows. It was originally £25 and I brought at a massive bargain price of £4.99!!!!
I had been wanting to try out new eye shadow looks on myself as I wasn't very adventurous when it came to that. my usual look was a winged eye liner or even just mascara and I was done. since purchasing this I have tried so many different looks and I can honestly say I love it!
There is a range of different matte shades and shimmery glitter shades in dark and light. basically every colour you could ever want is right here in this palette and I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a drug store cheap alternative to the more expensive branded palettes on the market. obviously I am not saying this palette is going to be identical to the urban decay naked palettes for example but like the saying "you get what you pay for".

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Products from super drug own brand
Superdrug is one of my main stores where I buy skin products ect, this is mainly because I like the layout of the website better than others. A few months ago I was browsing online and saw an offer 3 for 2 on Superdrug own brand. So I got...

  1. vitamin E Micellar water
  2. Superdrug simply pure hydrating serum 
  3. Superdrug simply pure Gentle eye make up remover.

I use the vitamin E Micellar water every morning and night. It removes invisible dirt. You think your face is clean and you wipe over your face with a cotton pad and the product (obviously) and you wouldn't believe what is still left on your face. Since you can actually see what is coming off your face and the results of how fresh your skin is afterwards I would recommend anyone to use this stuff its brilliant and a great price

After cleaning my face with the vitamin E Micellar water I use the hydrating serum to moisturise my face. I find that this product soaks into the skin very quickly and doesn't leave you feeling like you have a wet face for a long time. since using these together I haven't had any spot breakouts and my skin feels and looks a lot healthier.

I was disappointed with the Gentle eye make up remover as it didn't remove make-up as quickly and as effectively as other brands I have used. I also felt like I had to put a lot of product onto a cotton pad to make the make-up move. two out of three products isn't bad though for the offers.

If you would like to look at these products on their website here are the links

Making Slimming world curry

Welcome All
Around November 2014 I started my slimming world journey and have so far lost 2 Stone. I decided to challenge my self and make this slimming world curry. Some of the ingredients I didn't have so I just used what I had in my cupboards. I have left a link to the recipe above so you can check out all the ingredients for yourself.
Firstly I had never cooked with any spices or herbs before so it was all completely new to me. I chopped and measured each ingredient and added them together to start my curry. Everything seemed to be going perfectly, that was until I added the natural yoghurt. It had given it a very bitter taste and I was thinking about throwing the whole lot away as it was so disgusting but instead I improvised and started adding a few different ingredients of my own to give it more taste. I crumbled up another chicken stock cube straight to the curry and mixed it in for more flavour I then added garlic salt and pepper tasting along the way and finally it tastes amazing!
Me and my partner both had clean plates. Since trying this recipe I have encouraged myself to make a lot more home cooked meals which are a lot more satisfying than ordering a takeaway as you know exactly what ingredients are included and how many syns each serving is.

Friday, 22 January 2016

My new born baby experience

I am going to write my first blog post on what my experience was like as a new mum. I'm going to skip out the pregnancy and labour as I didn't have good experiences through either of them. My pregnancy sickness started at 6 weeks and didn't stop until the day I gave birth, yes there was odd days where I wouldn't have sickness but it didn't last very long and maybe my labour and delivery story is for another post.

After being 11 days over my due date and a long 8 hours in labour my beautiful baby girl arrived at 4.58am n the 18th of july 2014 weighing a tiny 5lb 13. The feeling and emotions I felt as she was placed onto my chest will forever be embedded in my memory. It was by far the most surreal and magical moment in my life. Suddenly I was a mum and this tiny beautiful baby depended on me, She needed me and I needed her. Straight away she felt like the missing puzzle piece in my life. The perfect addition to mine and Terry's relationship.

I had to stay in the Hospital over night with our newly named Lacie-May Rose Green. This was the thing I had been dreading through my pregnancy. What if I didn't know what to do? What if I couldn't do it? What if im not good enough? Were all the questions I kept asking myself. When the time came Terry had to leave as visiting hours were over and I was left on my own with our newborn baby. All the worrying and questions I was asking myself didn't seem relevant any more I had a baby that needed me and I felt like a new person. I felt like a maternal instinct just took over my body and I just somehow knew what I had to do? I don't know if anyone else felt like this or it was just me but that is how I felt at the time.
My original plan was to breastfeed but this didn't go to plan so instead I bottle fed Lacie-May she fed every four hours and was absolutely perfect in every single way. Despite being awake for nearly 48 hours previous I still couldn't get any sleep for the whole night in the hospital. Every little noise or movement she made I was there looking over her. Finally 8am came (start of visiting hours) Terry came round the curtain looking well rested unlike me who had been a nervous wreck all night but I still felt like adrenaline was taking over. The best thing was seeing the look on Terry's face when he got to see his daughter again I mean how could I not be completely in love with these two beautiful people that have created my future and family.

Me and Terry spent the rest of the day on the maternity ward as new parents on the hottest day of the year. The ward was unbearably hot but despite of this we were just over the moon to have our baby girl here, healthy and safe. FINALLY! it was time to go home, back to my parents where we lived. my mum was picking us up. The car seat we brought all those months ago finally had our little bundle of joy squished into it. Firstly before we could go home we had to take a trip out to get her some "Tiny Baby" clothes as all of the clothes we had brought for her were far too big. A new mum with barely any sleep for the past 3-4 days and I was out and about shopping for clothes. I felt amazing, A little sore but still amazing none the less.

The next few days as a new mum was so tiring. I hadn't yet had the chance to catch up with my sleep and to make it even better Lacie-May was demand feeding every 2 hours day and night. I kept waking up during the night nearly every night shouting at Terry get up get up your laying on the baby, For some reason I was so afraid of this I would dream about it nearly every night and not be awake enough to look beside me in the Moses basket to find her fast asleep. Eventually these dreams stopped and I started to relax and I guess trust myself.

Of course I am now writing from 18 months experience and not through the day to day life of a new mother. I can remember Lacie-May crying/screaming every night at around the same time. The first time was when I got her out the bath and wrapped her in a towel. She screamed so loud and wouldn't stop I thought there must have been something in the towel or something really hurting her. There wasn't. I found out it was trapped wind that builds up through the day and its very common.
I enjoyed every early morning wake up call. making bottles. burping her. watching her little smiles appear and watching her little tiny features changing every single day. Of course everyday wasn't all sunshine and roses and there was times I sat and cried with her but isn't that only normal? how much "newness" can one person take. The day your first little baby is born your whole life changes forever and for me my whole life from that very second has been 100% better.

I hope you have enjoyed my first post on my new blog. I am not quite sure how long people would want to read for but if you would like to read more about the every day events of having a new born I would happily sit her and type them all day for you. Leave comments thank you. Katie

Starting from scratch

Christmas 2015
Welcome! Finally after so long wanting too I have decided to set up my own blog. A space where I can write about my day to day life and other random things. I guess this is where I introduce myself. My name is Katie I am 22 and I have a boyfriend called Terry we have been together for 4 years, 5 in July and we have a beautiful daughter called Lacie-May. I love my family and everything I do is for them.

I Hope you enjoy reading my future posts and getting to know me and our life. I look forward to reading any comments and seeing where this blog journey takes me.