Summer’s not quite here yet, but I’ll take any excuse for a decent splash of sunshine.
We have a couple of family weddings coming up this year. Really interestingly, both brides have chosen to keep their maiden name, which made me feel compelled to write about my own moniker story.
I’ve spoken a few times about how important I feel it is to switch off completely and even chucking my phone in a drawer come 8pm. Seriously, most nights, this is its designated bedtime. Last week, though, I had a little unexpected digital detox imposed upon me by internet provider problems.
When L was a baby nearly eight years ago, there were moments my confidence levels seriously dipped and I needed a big self-esteem boost.
Visiting the salon for a new ‘do and gel nails too last week, my stylist asked what colour I had in mind. “Oooh, just a shade which makes me look like I’ve got my life together”, was the answer I gave. Because the truth is, a fresh coat of gel polish does exactly that for me. The Mr and I were about to take a trip away sans kids, enjoying some grown-up time.
The sun has been shining here in Northumberland, so we took advantage at the weekend, grabbing a beach barbecue that lasted well into the evening. Disclaimer: this did involve yours truly dancing on picnic tables wearing a blanket and singing along to the Grease 2 soundtrack. And believe it or not, I hadn’t had a drop of alcohol. What can I say, embarrassing my kids is a natural talent…
Always a big fan of new home and beauty finds, I’ve put together my top candle, makeup, hair and skincare goodies for April. A combination of both new and existing buys, check out what will be popping up in my bathroom cabinet and makeup bag this month.