Monday, 26 March 2012

Listography: Top 5 beauty products

Joining in with Kate Takes 5 Listography-this week it's Top 5 beauty products. I must admit that I really don't spend much on products as you will be able to tell from my list. Everything in my little make up bag costs a few quid apart from the one or two bits I've bought when feeling a bit flush.

Here's my list:

Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser: I really don't like thick, heavy moisturisers so this one really suits me and great price too.

Nivea Visage Tinted Moisturising Day Cream: Again, don't like heavy foundations so a tinted moisturiser is more up my street.

Professional Kohl pencil from Avon in Brown: Double ended eye pencil with the colour at one end and a smudger at the other. Perfect for me as I'm not the best at putting on eyeliner so when I muck it up I can just use the smudger and pretend the smokey eye look was the one I was going for all along.

Stila Lip Glaze in Vanilla: A 'feeling flush' product but well worth it. This product is fantastic. I don't know what it is about this product but it can take me from harassed mum to party-ready in the time it takes to slick it on-Fab!

Boots Natural Collection Lash Length Mascara in Black: A great all-round mascara for a great price-What's not to like?

So there we have it. Not a lot of money spent but at least the above products save me from looking like 'ten penneth of God help us' as my Dad used to say.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Feel the blogging love.

I'm back in the blogosphere! Since writing 'What happened to me.' I've been recovering and today is the first day I've felt strong enough to even open my laptop. I have to say that even feeling quite weak and trying to get my strength back and looking after Baby and Toddler (thank goodness my mum has been on hand to help) I have missed the blogosphere. I've found it to be such a positive place filled with interesting people and interesting posts. Of course, my own blog has been neglected over the last few weeks and I've got to spend some time catching up with my favourite blogs and updating my own. In the coming weeks I've got appointments at various clinics and the hospital and, of course, I've got my lovely two to spend time with but I'm hoping there'll be a bit more time for blogging too.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

What happened to me.

Well, we are now a family of four.  Baby made his appearance last week but we only got home on Monday.  Baby is absolutely fine-it was me that was the problem.  After a pretty much textbook start it all went horribly wrong at the end.  Baby was born with me just on the old gas and air (love that stuff) and a bit of help with the ventouse.  Unfortunately I got a third degree tear-not that I can feel that now to be honest-and my blood pressure crashed through the floor.  I was in theatre for three hours with them trying to stabilise me. It was all very E.R.  I was conscious the whole time and very calm.  I remember asking lots of strange questions to the medical team-"Am I going to die?" "Am I going to be alright?" "Whose blood are you using?"-I ended up having three transfusions and staying in the high dependency unit.  I have to say the care I received was fantastic.  It all sounds very dramatic but all's well that ends well.  The midwife said it'll be a few months recovery for me but my baby boy is well worth it and I couldn't be happier!