My Christmas Wish List – Blogmas Day 10

For Blogmas Day 10 I am sharing my Christmas present wish list. There are a few gift ideas for the lovely ladies in your life with prices ranging from £10 to £90. I will start with the least expensive and work my way up.

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Lush Snow Fairy is my favourite shower gel to use during the festive season. It is only available in stores in the lead up to Christmas and I love everything about it. From the packaging to the sparkles in the gel, the way it lathers in the shower and the soft, silkiness of your skin after use. I have purchased this particular set for a friend, however, I wouldn’t mind if Santa brought me a box this year!

Moving up the scale in price and hitting the £15 mark, this gorgeous shade of Mac lipstick in Velvet Teddy seems like the perfect nude. I am wearing a black dress for my work Christmas party today teamed with a smoky eye. If I wasn’t planning on eating much (it is a three-course meal), I would go for a red lip but as it is a lot more than nibbles, I will tone it down with this gorgeous pinky-beige matte finish.

For a little over £20, I have chosen this cookbook stand from Oliver Bonas. This gift would be ideal for my mum as she loves cooking, not that she uses recipes very often as she creates a lot from experimenting! I however, am obsessed with my diary at the moment and thought I could use the stand during the day so I can see my week at a glance.

That leads me on perfectly to a new diary for 2017. I have been using an Erin Condren Life Planner and would love a new one for the new year. However, I made the mistake of purchasing a Kate Spade diary and although it looks beautiful, I am not a fan of the actual planner. Originally, I intended on using it for work but it just didn’t suit my needs and now I am stuck using it at home. Let me know if you would like me to do an in-depth review.

Finally, I have chosen a Polaroid Snap camera. I saw it on the Erin Condren website and fell in love with it and the idea of adding pics to my Life Planner from 2016. You can print out and stick it in to the vertical day pages and it is the perfect way to reflect on my year. I found it at Argos for £90.

I hope you enjoyed reading my Christmas Wish List post and that it has help to inspire you when choosing a gift for the special ladies in your life… well wife, mother, grandmother etc. not multiple partners! Bx

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Pregnancy Throwback Haul

In the Summer of 2014, I filmed this haul video for YouTube when I was about 20 weeks pregnant with Heath. I never had the courage to upload it and it is strange to watch it back now because I can see how nervous I was talking to the camera.

I edited it today and thought I would share it now because it is really nice to see my bump again. As broody as it makes me to watch, I just can’t imagine having to go through pregnancy, birth and the newborn stage again.

Sometimes I wish I filmed more videos during my pregnancy because it is always nice to relive the good experiences but I know that I just wasn’t ready to film and share that part of my life publicly. It is a shame but maybe that will encourage me to capture our memories going forward.

I thought I would mention too that I ended up taking the Motorola MBP36 Video monitor back as I saw the Angelcare AC1100 model on offer for an amazing price not long after I had purchased it. At the time, I blogged about it here.

To be honest with you, we have never used the sensor pad and barely used the monitor. I think, second time around, our lifestyle had adapted to life with children so much that the only time we used the monitor was when we were in Cornwall and Heath was asleep upstairs and we couldn’t hear him downstairs. Admittedly, the battery life was much better with our previous BT monitor and I rarely needed to use the video functionality. I would recommend a video monitor to a first time parent but probably not to those of you with children already.

What do you think about my Throwback Pregnancy Haul video? Can you tell I was nervous too? Let me know. Bx