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The Birth of Grayson πŸ’™πŸ‘ΆπŸ»

Hi everyone I hope you are all well and I’m so excited to share with you all that my little baby boy Grayson Roger-Lee was born on 03-02-2019 which meant I ended up being 8 days overdue πŸ’™.

My little man is now two weeks old and is currently sleeping on me whilst I write this post πŸ’™.

During the week leading up to Grayson’s birth I ended up having two sweeps which each time were favourable and by the second one I was 4cm dilated however my little man wanted to be stubborn and I literally felt like he was never going to arrive πŸ™ˆ.

My midwife booked me in for another sweep for 03-02-2019 and then in that appointment she would be booking my induction date which I think would’ve been on the 07-02-2019.

After having the sweeps done I will be honest and say I did lose my mucus plug (sorry for the TMI) but other then having a dull ache in my groin I felt fine and defiantly no signs of labour which made me feel so disheartened.

On the 2nd January 2019 my partner kept saying to me make sure you have all your hospital bag done as you’re going to have the baby tomorrow and I kept saying to him I had no signs and felt really well!

Much to my disgust to admit this but my partner was right and at 3:30am my waters broke and I heard a popping sound in my pelvis then by 4am I was having strong contractions every five minutes. I literally have no memory of the journey to the hospital as I was throwing up the whole way there πŸ˜“.

So 2 hours & 22 minutes later I gave birth to my gorgeous little boy and I done it without any pain relief. I had such a brilliant labour and I feel so lucky.

Sorry it’s taken me two weeks to write this post but as you can imagine I’ve been so busy settling in with our new addition.

Seldane

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πŸ–€ GHD Bargain Price πŸ–€

I’m sure most people reading this post has heard of the hair brand GHD, you know the incredibly expensive Β£100 plus hair straighteners?!

Well I’m so bloody excited to share with you all my bargain deal from GHD and you won’t believe the price I got these hair straighteners and crimpers for 😨. So on the 28th December 2018 there was a glitch on GHD’s website where I ended up getting some hair straighteners and crimpers for just Β£59!

As you can imagine once other people caught onto this glitch there were so many orders made and in the end the GHD website temporarily shut down. As my order was CONFIRMED and the money was taken out my account straight it ended being honoured.

So far I’ve only tried out the hair straighteners and I’m seriously hooked I now know why there is such a big hype about them!

I now use the straighteners to curl my hair and I can’t believe the curls last for more then three days 😍. Overall I’m so glad I managed to get this deal and I ended up saving Β£104 which is so crazy!

I’m really tempted to use the hair styling products by GHD so does anyone know if they are actually good and what would you recommend? Let me know in the comments below 😘.

Seldane

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πŸ’Ž Huda Beauty- Gemstone Obsessions πŸ’Ž

Hi, it’s been such a while since I’ve reviewed any makeup and I was given loss of beautiful makeup for Christmas that I can’t wait to share with you all.

So what a better way to start with the Huda Beauty Gemstone Obsessions eyeshadow palette πŸ˜πŸ’Ž.

The palette retails at Β£25 and can still be purchased on Cult Beauty .

The palette contains nine stunning shimmering foil type shades in a spectrum of stunning emerald, sapphire, amethyst, diamond and ruby hues. I love the colours in this palette as they are quite versatile and they look so pretty 😍.

Here is my swatch:

I don’t even know where to start as these shades are simply stunning! Huda has absolutely nailed the formula and compared to her other mini eyeshadow palettes this is the best one by far.

I didn’t even have to use a primer base for the swatch as they felt so buttery and were soooo PIGMENTED 😍.

I love the fact Huda has created a palette with just shimmery shades as I’ve always rated her formula for those compared to her matte shades.

I can’t recommend this palette enough and the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating day and night looks πŸ–€.

Seldane

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πŸ–€ Nursery Inspo πŸ–€

Hey guys it’s crazy to think that I’m only 12 days away from my due date and I found out last week that my bubba’s head is engaged so my little man could be arriving whenever now 😱.

Anyway seeing as my due date is fast approaching I’ve been working so hard with my partner to get our little man’s nursery near enough finished.

So I finally managed to get a cot which included the mattress for I think about Β£70-71 from Asda’s early baby event sale as it had 20% off and anyone who knows me knows I love a good discount πŸ˜‰

The cot literally took about ten minutes to put up and it feels so sturdy and has a really nice finish. The mattress is just as good as it’s really soft but doesn’t in any way feel cheap or poorly made.

When deciding the theme for the nursery it was a no brainer as I’m so obsessed with clouds, stars, the moon and the colour grey. I was so delighted when I was flicking through the Next catalogue and I came across this cloud shade.

This retails at Β£20 which in all fairness I love it so much I’ve would’ve actually paid more for it. I adore the 3D cloud affect and I think the raindrops hanging down is just so unique and really finishes off the shade.

As we all know it’s the little details that counts so when I was in my local B&M store today I was delighted to come across these cute little star over-door hooks.

They come in a pack of two as you can see and they were only Β£2.49, I just couldn’t resist them and they’ll be perfect for hanging bubba’s dressing gown up and my changing bag. For those who would like more hooks there was a bigger version of this for a bit more money but it’s not too expensive.

For anyone who wants to know where I got the items above from, I’ve done a quick list on where I got the bits from and if they are still available so enjoy 😁:

  • Peter Rabbit Large Plush– this was from Aldi during one of their special events last year and retailed at I think Β£14.99. Unfortunately this has sold out but if you look on places like eBay I’m sure you’ll find someone selling one.
  • Window To The Womb Teddy Bear– these are still available across all Window To The Womb clinics and it’s one special bear as it has the sound of my bubba’s heartbeat insideπŸ’™. I can’t remember how much this was but you can’t put a price on a special memory like this.
  • The Lollipop Baby Monitor- I just want to state that this monitor was gifted to me by the company who owns this product. The snazzy baby monitor retails at Β£145 which I know seems pricey but it’s got so many wonderful qualities that I’m not going to go into detail about as I feel this monitor deserves a full review on its own. So keep your eyes peeled as you’ll love it πŸ’™.

Thank you to everyone who has read this long post as I know I’ve babbled on a bit but I’m just so happy to share or give anyone ideas when it comes to creating your baby’s nursery. I will post some more bits as I go along but I just wanted to keep the first post as short as I could.

Seldane

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πŸ’• How To Get Yourself a Hollywood Style Mirror For Less πŸ’•

So if you know me personally you’ll know that I love a good bargain and I’m always looking for ways to do things cheaper if I can.

With my baby on the way there was no way I could justify spending Β£169 plus on a Hollywood Mirror with built in lights.

So after a bit of digging on eBay I accidentally came across a set of plug in dimmable lights for just Β£12!

So with this in mind I headed off to buy myself a new mirror which I got from my local PoundStretcher for just Β£9.99.

After coming home with this beauty I decided to take the plunge and ordered the lights. They took about 3-4 days to arrive which is pretty standard to be fair and I was so eager to try them out as I thought with the lights being so cheap it was too good to be true.

The lights come in a set of 10 bulbs and a pack of double sided stickers. What I loved immediately about the lights is that you’re able to wrap the wires around the bulbs in order to get the right spacing so it doesn’t look muddled at all.

So I guess by now you are all wanting to see how bright the lights, well check out the photo below:

Ok how amazing do these lights look?! They are super bright and have three dimming settings and I think this is the brightest one but it in person these lights are seriously blinding πŸ˜‚βœ¨.

I’m so impressed with my bargain buy and it just proves you really can do it all for less , for Β£12 I cannot fault these lights at all and it literally took me about five minutes to set them up and once I plugged them in I was gobsmacked as I didn’t have high hopes for these at all.

If you want the item number for these lights on EBay then comment below I’m happy to share this bargain buy with you all πŸ’œ.

Seldane

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✨Happy 2019✨

Hi everyone I just want to start off by saying Happy New Year! I hope everyone has a fantastic year, I know I’m a bit late in writing this post as we are five days into January but it’s better late then never right?!

I’m a strong believer in fate and in 2018 everything came in three’s. At the start of the year both myself and my partner got new jobs, moved into our first proper home together and then we found out in May we are expecting our first baby boy together. We both feel blessed and I can’t imagine 2019 topping 2018 but I guess it can only get better from here :).

As you can see I’m a lot bigger now as I’ve finally got a bump πŸ˜‚! I can’t believe from today I’ve only got 3 weeks left until my due date and I don’t think you can ever really prepare yourself for motherhood so wish me luck πŸ˜‚πŸ’™.

Thank you to everyone who has followed my journey I can’t wait to show you some others bits I’ve got up my sleeve!

Seldane

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πŸ’• Motherly Love πŸ’•

Hey guys I’m back and guess what I’m currently 5 weeks and 3 days away from my due date.

It’s crazy how fast my pregnancy has gone and I will admit I’m starting to get a bit anxious about giving birth 😫.

I had a little scare on Monday with my bubba as he hasn’t been moving as much and my midwife wanted to monitor him and he was fine thank god πŸ’™. The midwife has said that having an anterior placenta can cushion movements but it’s still better to get checked out regardless.

Anyway a few weeks ago I was so lucky to be gifted these cute goodies from Motherly Love and I will be honest I haven’t actually tried anything out yet.

I’ve been doing loads of research on perineum oils and how they can reduce tears and trauma to the perineum during labour. After reading so many positive reviews I’ve been so eager to hit 34 weeks so I can start massaging this oil daily for 5-10 minutes.

Obviously I can’t write a review yet until I’ve had my baby but let’s hope this stuff actually works as I’m getting so nervous now πŸ˜‚.

Comment below if you’ve used perineum oils and if they actually work as I would love to hear your thoughts!

Seldane