MUM'S THE WORD - MY PREGNANCY/BIRTH STORY

Well what a rollercoaster that has been. I can’t believe how quickly the last three months have gone but I’m so happy to be back with Wendy on the blog and am really excited with the new content ideas we’re planning for the season ahead. As we’ve mentioned previously we’re not going to become a mummy blog by any means but I will be sharing experiences and advice related to motherhood if I think it’ll be of interest.

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LINEN LOVE

Maybe it's a coming of age thing but we can't get enough of linen right now. Something that we once felt was reserved purely for a frumpy holiday trouser or a Joanna Lumley two piece at best is now taking over our wardrobes. Be it an oversized shirt or a button front dress, linen is our summer fabric of choice. A boyfriend blazer is our favourite way to wear it when teamed with a simple white tee and jeans.

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DIY HACK: TILE TRANSFERS

I first discovered these nifty creations when attempting to cover some gold fish bathroom tiles when I was renting my first London apartment. For less than a fiver they glide on to existing tiles with no glue or sticking and peal off in a second leaving no residue at all. Perfect for a quick DIY hack when you want to spruce up some tiles without replacing them or breaking the bank. 

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR MAKEUP LAST LONGER

The weather is heating up, which is great for our happiness, but not so good for our make-up. Well to be honest central heating in the depths of winter isn’t very useful either. Over the years professionally I’ve had to tackle all these problems. Now it’s become a little personal too since I hit my forties.

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CASE FOR THE KIMONO

There's something about kimonos that I just can't get enough of during the summer months. Thrown over a t-shirt, bikini or cami dress, the styling options for them are endless and I'm especially loving their versatility with the bump. Long or short, printed or embroidered for me it's a life long love affair rather than just a one season fling. 

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BODY OIL BREAKDOWN

So it’s that time of year where hopefully we’ll be baring our skin. Now I’m not sure about you but some parts of my body resemble something of a reptile after winter.  The cold winter months can really dry out your skin leaving it dehydrated and flakey. A quick fix to resolve this is with a body oil. Oils provide your skin with the moisture and hydration it needs to recover.

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