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Huda Beauty Naughty Palette || Review

It has been a while since I wrote a makeup review post but here I go. I have wanted this palette for a while and before Christmas it was on offer and well who could resist a half price palette. Currently retailing for £58 on Cult Beauty in is in the higher end range of beauty products. However, it is well worth the purchase especially so if you can get it for cheaper.

Firstly, like all Huda Beauty palettes it comes with a large mirror and is full of beautiful shades. The packaging is a red leather style, very professional looking though still plastic. It is a large palette so it isn't super easy to travel with but I still would. The shades are more on the warmer side, with a lot of redish tones. These include matte, shimmer/ pressed pigment, swerl shimmer and 1 gloss shade. The gloss shade is very daring for me and one I will probably not use as I already get oily eye lids. But the palette is very versatile. You can create beautiful day looks to very dramatic night looks, I just love the selection.


The consistency of the powder is also one that I associate with the brand. The shades feel very smooth and creamy, and blend into the skin beautifully. You can go very light and subtle and build the colour up, allowing for the development of an eye look and making it very easy to turn the day look to night. The swirled shades are very different from her other previous palettes. These shades combine 2 different shades almost imitating a marble effect. These shades are very pigmented and hold a lot of shimmer, I love using them to highlight my inner corner or the center of my eye. Again these shimmers/pressed pigments are very buttery and blends beautifully not leaving any horrible chuncks behind like some products. The lasting power as well with these shades are amazing. Honestly I love the shimmers they last so long and keep your eyes looking large and bright, with no fall out.


I always rave about the Huda Beauty palettes but honestly I wouldn't want to spend my money on anything else. They are by far one of my favourite eye shadow brand, the consistency between palette to palette has not faltered. It is definitely a must have and the shade range is perfect for the autumn/winter months and the festive season.

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Products I Regret Buying || Baby Life

 So along with all the products that I think are so worth the money there are a few that I do regret getting, well at least for the new born stage. This might help a few of you new parents to be, as these some of these didn't really come in handy till later on and other were just a waste of time.


Steam Steriliser

We were given the Tommee Tippee steriliser, which we are very grateful for though honestly apart from traveling it was not really used. We used to use the Tommee Tippee bottles, which was just a pain to keep sterilising them in the machine. Our kitchen would always seem wet and damp from the steam and it would drip all the time. On top of that it also didn't have different time settings it was either on or off. In the end we switched bottles and mainly use the Mam Self Sterilising bottles as they take the time and hassle away. Though I wouldn't say it hasn't come in handy when we have stayed away somewhere without a microwave it came in handy to sterilise the bottles.


Tommee Tippee Anti-colic Bottles

These were a major pain in my butt. The shape is just wrong for a feeding new born, with its deep dip in the center it created a separation between milk near the base and the top. The Anti-colic temperature probe was a huge inconvenience to clean. Plus sterilising them in a counter top steriliser was a pain. I just prefer the Mam bottles as they are simple and easy to clean and sterilise. Though now he is 6 months the bottles haven't gone to waste, we use them for water and juice as it keeps the 2 types of bottles separate.


Pampers and Boots Nappies

Both these brands of nappies were horrendous for us. Both leaked like no tomorrow, even though Pampers promotes no more poonamis we had many when using them. They are rather pricy compared to the Asda nappies and just don't work. The Boots nappies leaked not just poo but pee as well, which was a pain when you would go through many clothes throughout the day. Honestly, I would invest my money in the Asda nappies rather than these 2.


Too Many Dummies

This is a given, but we bought several styles of dummy and although we did find the 1 we had several that went to waste. Being a newborn we needed a small dummy, which sounds simple enough but all the dummies we gad just seemed too big. Plus each dummy had a different teat, some flat some round. We should have just stuck with ones similar to his bottle teat as he lived the Mam dummies. Though for the first few months we could only use the newborn as the 0-6 was just a little too big for him. But as he's grown his preference has changed to more rounded dummies. I just wouldn't buy loads as they have their own preference and detest anything other than the one.

These are just a few things that I regret getting especially for a newborn. But nothing goes to waste and we find a use for things eventually. 

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Products I Couldn't Live Without || Baby Life

After 5 months of having a baby there are a few products I couldn't live without. For those who are expecting and those with babies these might be life savers for you and a must have. 

Frida 3 in 1 Nose, Nail, Ear (£6.65)
This has been a lifesaver, though picked up later on in his time with us. It is a must, we don't use it for anything other than the boggers up his nose. We have the suckers but they are pretty much useless when it comes to boggers. He had a cold a few months back and rather than having a snotty nose it was all boggers, which kept waking him up and left us with a screaming banshee. Getting those suckers out was amazing and he calmed down quickly after. I know you shouldn't stick things up their nose but sometimes they don't dislodge themselves and they need a little helping hand.



Sweet Dreamer Ewan Dream Sheep (£39.99)
At the beginning this is all that helped us get bug to sleep. We preferred the heart beat white noise, but it does come with a variety of options and you can choose if you want the volume low or high. Along with the noise it also has a red light which seemed to comfort him to help him go to sleep. It also comes with a velcro strap tail to allow you to attach it to a cot so it is out of the way to reduce SIDS. Now he's a little older he doesn't seem to use if as much but we have it there ready for when we transition him to his own room at 6 months.



Mam Self Sterilising Bottle (£11.99 for 2)
When moving from breast to bottle we started with the Tommy Tippee Anti Colic bottles and they were OK but they started to become difficult and the shape just doesn't make sense. On top of that the steam steriliser was bulky and made our kitchen units damp. So we decided to pick the Mam bottles up and honestly they are a must have if you plan on bottle feeding. Plus the fact that the bottle splits into smaller components ensuring you can clean them effectively and microwave them to sterilise. I would never go to any other bottle now we have used the Mam bottles and their dummies are just as good.



Mam Night Dummies (£6.85 for 2)
We have tried a bunch of dummies and they usually get spat out but the Mam ones are the only ones bug would take and actually sooth on. The shape is very similar to the bottle which is probably why he prefers them, plus like the bottles they come with a self sterilising box. The great thing about these ones though are they glow in the dark. Trust me this is a game changer when it comes to nights, as that sucker gets everywhere. Being able to see it in the dark helps when you want to sooth a baby which is starting to stir. It buys us some extra hours of much needed sleep.



Travel Cot
As he is getting a bit bigger he has already out grown his moses basket. Plus I wanted a travel cot for when we go away anywhere, which will come in handy for when we visit Somerset. The cot we picked up was second hand from Facebook which was never used, so we couldn't say no. Plus this travel cot comes in a handy travel bag and allows for co-sleep with the drop side. This has been a lifesaver for getting us all upstairs in the bedroom, as we can easily grab him for his night feed and put him back again after. Definitely one of the best purchases.



Asda Little Angles Nappies
When it comes to nappies we have tried them all and the only ones that come close to the little angels are the Sainsbury's nappies. All parents will experience a poonami blow out and they are not the nicest especially if that nappie can't contain it. I have been covered in poo and a lot of wee when using other nappies and it is not pleasant. These nappies are a god send, fit wonderfully and never had a leakage (except when moving out of smaller nappies). For the first 2 sizes you get a wonderful yellow stripe which changes to blue when dampness is detected. However, it doesn't always change when there is dampness or poop so don't filly rely on it. As they move up they get pictures like chicks and hedgehogs. We love these nappies and will be sticking to then from now on.



These are some of the must have products that we couldn't live without, that have made our lives so much easier.

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Mummy Update || 2

We have reached the 6 month mark and oh my how much he has grown. I feel we have come a long way since the last update and I am a lot happier. Firstly he sleeps through the night which is amazing, a lot more sleep all round. He also seems to communicate more with different sounds, no more constantly crying which has helped me mentally. I love waking up to babble and smiles rather than the screaming we used to have.


We have also started weaning, which is definitely a journey. To start we pureed veg and fruit, moving on to a few more solid and chunky bits. Out of all the foods he has tried cauliflower is not one for him. He's also starting to drink water with food which sometimes is hit and miss.


On top of all this I went back to work. This was huge, being away from him for so long but I did it and I think it was good for me. It gave me a bit of a break that I needed but balancing work and life is still a bit of a struggle. For 2 days a week he stays at his grandparents for the day, he seems to enjoy it but the first time I did it, my car broke down on the way home. Let's just say breaking down in the road, during rush hour with a baby is not fun. Unfortunately I did have people shout abuse at me but there were some nice people. A wonderful AA man stopped and towed me up the hill and even tried to get my car started. Sadly it didn't start but he did try. 

Overall not too bad this month, onwards and upwards.

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