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  • InMama

    Things I’m Loving Lately {January}

    We’ve had a lovely quiet January but it definitely felt like it went on forever! So I’m quite glad to see the back of it and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what February will bring. We haven’t got many plans in place at the moment, but quite frankly I’m really enjoying this slower pace, so I’ve been trying to keep our diary’s as free as possible. Hopefully this will mean we’ll have plenty of time for some family adventures at the weekends and a few quiet days pottering around at home.

    Here’s a few of the things that I’ve been loving lately.

    Beauty

    Throughout January I have been loving wearing a nude lip paired with nude nails as let’s be honest, they just go with everything so you can’t go wrong. My go to nude lipsticks are of course my favourite Rimmel Kate Moss ones in shades 08 and 38.

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    On my nails I have been wearing the shade ‘cinnamon’ by perfect summer which is a shellac brand available here.


    I received some Lush goodies for my Birthday & Christmas and have really been enjoying using them. If you haven’t smelt ‘The Comforter’ scent from Lush then you are seriously missing out. It smells like pick a mix sweets and is my all time faaaaavourite Lush scent. My mother in law bought me a bottle of the shower gel for Christmas and not only does it smell absolutely incredible, its also hot pink which definitely brightens up shower time! I’m obsessed with it and will definitely repurchase when this one runs out. I also used a ‘Candy Mountain’ bubble bar for the first time which was equally lovely.

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    Fashion

    During January I haven’t been very adventurous fashion wise at all and my go to outfit has been some sort of oversized jumper and skinny jeans teamed with my new chocolate brown chelsea boots which I can’t get enough of. I normally wear a lot of dresses with tights but it’s just been too cold so I’ve just been playing it safe and opting for anything that will just keep me warm recently.

    Although saying that, I have been trying to gradually wear a few things a bit out of my comfort zone lately. Nothing too extravagant, just things I have seen on other people and really liked but never been brave enough to try myself. Firstly I’ve been trying to embrace black as it became apparent recently, that it’s not a colour I wear much of and i’m not entirely sure why. I fiiiinally wore these black dungarees that I bought a while back, but wasn’t confident enough to actually wear out the house. Since losing some more weight this month, they fit so much nicer and I think I’ll definitely get a lot of wear out of them now.

    I also wore my black Nike Roshe Runs for something other than working out for the first time ever. I see so many stylish Mama’s rocking trainers with various different outfits but I’ve always thought I would look ridiculous but I recently bit the bullet and wore them with my favourite ripped jeans for a casual Sunday outfit. Let me tell you, they were SO comfy that they’ll definitely make an appearance again, regardless of if I looked ridiculous 😉 I’m now eyeing up these too.

    Home

    For once not much exciting happened to our home in January. Our next project is going to be our spare bedroom, which I’m ashamed to admit, but for the last year has just been full of stuff I’m not quite sure what to do with. It’s the biggest bedroom so it seems like such a waste of space, so we’re going to give it a fresh lick of paint, upcycle some furniture we already have and set it up as a quest bedroom / office so that Josh can work from home when needed and I’ll have somewhere quiet to blog from. I think décor wise I’ll keep this room very simple & minimalistic with lots of white and maybe some yellow bedding.

    Food

    Since the start of the month I’ve been back to my healthy eating and fitness mission which I blogged about here. I’ve discovered a new love for stuffed peppers and have to stop myself from putting them on the menu every.single.week. I’ve been really enjoying cooking this month and trying out some new healthy recipes. We’ve also just bought The Body Coach’s Lean In 15 book and I can’t wait to start cooking some of his meals, they look incredible!

    We’ve enjoyed a few lovely meals out this month including not one, but two trips to Bills at Bluewater, what can I say, we just really like it there! I’m obsessed with the Olives at Bills, I’d go as far as saying that they miiight just be the best I’ve ever had.

    What have you been loving lately? I’m linking up with the lovely Emma at Life At The Little Wood, you can check out what she’s been loving here.

    Thanks for reading
    Harriet xo

     

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  • InBella, Mama

    September Favourites

    Well I think I must have blinked and just missed the whole of September!! It seriously went so quickly, probably because we were on holiday for a week of it I suppose. Anyway, here are a few things we have been loving throughout September.

    Mama’s Favourites

    My Kindle. I love reading but since having Bella I rarely find the time. So while Bella was in crèche for a couple of hours a day while we were on holiday, I spent most of the time reading on my kindle with a cocktail in hand. Heaven.

    I picked up this Palmers Coconut Oil Body Lotion from Sainsbury’s when I was picking up the rest of our holiday toiletries and I’m really impressed. It soaks into the skin quickly and leaves my skin feeling amazing. I also love the smell, I’m obsessed with anything coconut scented so this is right up my street.

    Now it is officially Autumn (yay!!!) I have been loving swapping my sandals back to my boots. I end up wearing them most days at this time of year. My current favourites are these ones from Forever21 which I have in both black and tan because I love them that much and they basically go with everything 😉 I especially love to team them with dresses and tights or ripped skinny jeans. As much as I love these boots I am also currently on the hunt for some new flat leather ankle boots in tan and some black Chelsea boots for more casual days.

    In my last favourites post I mentioned how much I was loving my Rimmel Kate lipstick in shade 38, this month I also purchased shade 03 to add to my collection which is a deep berry red. It’s perfect for Autumn and I think I will be wearing it a lot over the next couple of months! These lipsticks are my absolute faves and are currently on buy one get the second half price in Boots so no doubt I’ll end up picking up a couple more before that offer ends 😉

       
     Bella’s Favourites

    I grabbed a box of these Ella’s Kitchen Fruit Pouches as they were on offer and I remember reading a post a while ago by the lovely Alice who blogs over at Alice & Amelia | New Young Mum and she said how her daughter Amelia really enjoys them as a snack and Bella has been loving them too, they are so handy and I think its great that you can pop the lid back on them and they keep in the fridge for up to 48 hours. I have also been adding a generous squirt into Bella’s morning porridge after they are cooked then I either pop the rest in the fridge for the next day or if she spots it she’ll have the rest while her porridge cools down.

    When I had Bella my Mum dug out some of my old books that she had kept including lots of the Beatrix Potter collection. Bella is currently loving them. She seems to carry one at all times and is forever demanding I read her a ‘boooooooookkkkk’. I was quite shocked at actually how brutal some of the stories are so I may or may not skip some of the not so nice pages to save her little ears 😉

    While we were in Ibiza our holiday must have for Bella would have to be the Speedo Swim Jacket. This gave us peace of mind that she was safer in the water with this on. Luckily she doesn’t mind wearing it, although she can unzip it and remove it herself but she didn’t ever do this in the water thankfully.

      
    This month has been crazy busy and flown by too fast for my liking so I’m determined to make the most of October and for it to be a bit more relaxed. I can’t wait to get started on ticking things off our Autumn Bucket List which I’ll be sharing on the blog in my next post!!

    Thanks so much for reading
    Harriet

     

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