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    August Favourites

    I personally really enjoy reading other peoples monthly favourites posts.  So I thought I would share a few things I have been loving for both myself and Bella during August. 

    Mama’s Favourites


    I tend to play it safe with boring mostly black workout clothes but I picked up these Nike Splatter Print Leggings recently in the Next sale for £18 and I loooove them! They are seriously the comfiest workout leggings EVER and I actually really like the print on them. Unlike others I own they don’t fall down which instantly gets them a big thumbs up from me. Nothing more annoying that having to keep stopping every other burpee to pull your leggings up. I wear them for my Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide workouts and sometimes for running too and have found them great for both.

    At the beginning of August my friend and I decided to start running a few times a week and we have been following the Couch 2 5k app. Its a great app designed for new runners to help them run 5k in 8 weeks. I’ve been really enjoying it so far and finding running to be a great way to unwind at the end of the day. I’ll be doing a fitness update over the next couple of weeks to show my progress so far.

    I think I have FINALLY found my ‘holy grail’ foundation (insert dancing lady emoji here). I recently read a couple of blog posts really praising the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation so I thought I would give it a whirl as I was in need of a new one, it was only £7.99 and on 3 for 2 in Boots. Winning. It is honestly the best foundation I have ever used and I am SO impressed. I even told my husband the other day that I feel it has changed my life hahaha.  I have oily skin and most foundations tend to slip off my face and go patchy (Mac, clinique & estee lauder included!) but this doesn’t do that at all. Not only does it stay put all day but it really does stay matte. Once applied in the morning I don’t need to touch up throughout the day which is perfect for a busy Mama like myself. I probably wouldn’t recommend this to someone with dry skin as I fear it would probably cling to all the wrong places and could potentially look quite cakey.

    My other make up favourite over the past month has been my Rimmel Kate Lipstick in shade 38. It’s a gorgeous pinky nude and it has definitely become my go to everyday shade! These lipsticks are such good value for money and I find they last really well throughout the day. Another plus is they also smell really good!

    Bella’s Favourites


    Mega bloks. My kid is obsessed. Bella received these as a gift back in November for her first birthday and over the past month or so she’s been really enjoying playing with them. She will happily play with them by herself for a good 2o minutes or so which is great when i’m trying to get dinner done or sort some washing out etc.

    During August we went camping for 3 nights and went away to Norfolk for just over a week. Both trips involved lots of country walks and so we have been loving using our Little Life Carrier for Bella. We actually bought this second hand when I was pregnant and have only recently started using it but I think we will be getting a lot of use out of it from now on. Bella really enjoys going in it as she is up high and has a much better view of things. I also love the little compartment in the bottom which is plenty big enough for essentials like wipes, nappies, snacks and a bottle of water.

    Bella is a complete bookworm, she loves being read to but also loves just looking through them by herself too. One of her favourites is The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson, I’m pretty sure I could recite the whole book without even looking at it! 😉 So I picked up Stick Man a couple of weeks back as I had heard good things about it. This has already become one of her favourites too and she often chooses it for her bedtime story.

    Thanks for reading, I would love to know what you have been loving over the past month too!