Having kids comes with sacrifices. After all, you’ve got to give up a great deal of your time. There are a lot of things that you might have been able to do before having kids that you simply can’t anymore. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to give everything up!
Make-up has been one of my true loves since I was a little girl. Ever since my mum used to sit and do my make up for the monthly school disco in primary school. Yes primary school. I had lip liner in my little bag and everything.
Now, I’m not claiming to be any sort of pro. I can’t tell you the best techniques or even if what I’m doing is correct. But I love make-up. I love waking up my face after my 6,729,298th sleepless night with a bucket load of concealer and dusting of highlighter.
A few weeks ago I was invited to take part in a Quiz Clothing blogger secret Santa campaign. Normally I’d be a little hesitant, as my fashion sense just really isn’t up to scratch these days. I live in my Selfish Mother sweater and skinny jeans.
But this would be me choosing an outfit for something else, and if there’s one thing I adore, its shopping for other people. So I took on the challenge and was teamed up with Whats Hot Blog. Head over to her blog if you want to see the outfit I picked out for her.
With Christmas around the corner it’s time to think about Christmas presents. I always struggle with what to buy different family members.
I actually like receiving ‘smellies’ as I rarely buy any for myself. But, I don’t like buying the typical products you see every Christmas. That’s where Green People come in.
A few weeks ago I was asked if I wanted to choose a couple of items from online store JD Williams. I’d never shopped with them before so I was looking forward to the challenge of seeing what they had to suit my style.
It didn’t take too long for me to pick out some items that I desperately needed to update my Autumn Wardrobe.
Every morning the boys and I walk to school, and every afternoon Bear and I walk to pick Lamb up. With that in mind I wanted to choose something that would be ideal for keeping me warm on the school run. I needed comfort, warmth and convenience to make those rushed mornings a little smoother.
Something I desperately needed was a new coat. There’s a huge selection of women’s winter coats at JD Williams but in the end I went for something that would keep me dry on a rainy day, warm on a winter day, and not too hot on a warmer day. I chose a parka jacket from Trespass.
The second item I chose was a boxy jumper in black. I love loose fitting tops that I can throw on quickly and feel comfortable in. I’m a size 10, sometimes 12, on top and ordered a size medium. It’s the perfect fit and even as I lose weight, it will still fit nicely. I actually like it so much, I’m going to buy the berry version too. This would be a lovely addition to my autumn wardrobe.
The final item I chose was a new pair of boots. I wanted something smart/casual, with a small heel. I get achy feet if I wear flat boots for too long, so always like a heel. The ones I chose aren’t the comfiest pair I’ve own, but perfect for what I need them for. The short walk to school and back.I am super pleased with the items I chose. Ordering from JD Williams was straightforward and the delivery was speedy.
*I was sent these products free of charge for the purpose of this review. As always all words and opinions are my own.