When you have a baby everyone wants to shower you with baby gifts. Cute little outfits, teddies, essentials like muslin cloths and nappies. All attention is on the new baby, but what about the mama? Here's 5 unique gifts for new mamas, something to make them feel special and appreciated when they've just given birth to a baby they carried, grew and kept safe for 9 months. Something to show the mamas in your life that they are awesome!
19 June 2016
On a recent visit to Mothercare in Nottingham I spotted the Baby K range, which has been designed by Myleene Klass. I was instantly drawn in by the beautiful designs and outfits, all of which had a very definite black and white theme with the most subtle splashes of bold yellow. There's a fantastic mix of clothes for girls and boys, but also a lovely variety of in-the-middle gender neutral options too. It's one of the most beautiful gender neutral ranges I have come across and I am so impressed with the range as a whole, which is unique to any other I have come across so far as a new mama
13 June 2016
As a new mother something I have encountered in abundance is an amazing array of mama-made businesses, communities and support networks. Mama's who earn a living, working extremely hard, whilst also being full time mothers. Mama's who have built businesses up from the ground, often inspired by becoming a mother, in order to provide for their families. Mama's who have created communities, starting out from a simple hashtag or opening up a forum on a website for mother's to connect. Support networks connecting mothers from all over the world, providing an online-family for those who need it.
Each Monday I want to use this space to help share and promote these businesses and communities. Businesses I have come across when shopping for my own daughter, communities which have held me up and helped me become the mother I want to be. To kick things off I'm handing things over to Paula from Punky Moms, a fantastic community of mothers from around the world, particularly the UK and America, which promotes supporting all mothers.
12 June 2016
For the past three years I have definitely converted to high-end bases. For me personally, the quality of high-end foundations is superior, leaving me to go out from morning to night without worrying about my base sliding off my face or going dry and cakey. Add to that a more natural finish, fantastic coverage options and a variety of formulas that work with my dehydrated combination skin, not to mention far bigger shade ranges and undertones in skin catered resulting in spot-on shade matches. For me it's worth paying a little extra and not having to reapply or touch up my makeup several times throughout the day.
These are my favourite high-end bases, the ones which really do tick all the boxes when it comes to finding that perfect foundation. Covering liquid to powder, sheer to high coverage, the bases I know I can rely on for the look and finish I'm going for.
10 June 2016
If you follow me over on Instagram you will know I am a huge fan of Graze, first signing up when I started University back in 2010. I love the delicious little snack boxes you can get delivered right to your door and over the years Graze has expanded their range, now including some of the most irresistible treats.
Like all great brands, as years go by their ranges expand and now you can find Graze sold in shops like Tesco, as well as their own online shop; ordering your favourites, select special personalised boxes and buy all your favourites in multipacks, so you never run out of your favourite treat. Even better? You can snap up my favourites - and any other Graze treat which catches your fancy in the Graze shop - with my exclusive 40% discount!
7 June 2016
It has been many years since I have used a foaming facial cleanser, finding in my early twenties that they did little but dry out my skin. I recently decided to take the plunge and add one into my skincare routine, to see if foaming cleansers had improved, and mostly, because I was really intrigued to try a new skincare brand I had been introduced to; Gallinée.
5 June 2016
Every new mama adores spending time with their baby, but they'll be occasions where you really need to get things done and being home alone with your little one makes it very difficult. Step-in the new mama-must-have LapBaby. Whether it's managing to eat a meal whilst it's still hot or working from home, LapBaby makes it much easier to get stuff done, with the brand new, unique and innovative hands-free seating aid.
2 June 2016
There's few things I love more than shopping and when you team that when a one-stop-shop like Dunelm, you have a pretty happy Tattooed Tealady! I love shopping for homewares, always picking up new pieces to add a new look to our home, and Dunelm has been one of my favourite shopping destinations for many years now.
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