When getting ready in the morning, we could all do with an easy skincare routine to follow. As a busy mum, I definitely need something quick and simple.

I have recently made changes to the skincare products I use, and now have new skincare essentials that I use daily.

My new morning skincare routine only has 4 products that are quick and easy to use, and smell great.

 

Cleanse

I start with cleansing my face using Angels on Bare Skin from Lush. Ground almonds, lavender and rose are it’s main ingredients. So not only does it smell lush, it exfoliates and calms the skin in one. It’s a solid cleaner that you have to massage in to a paste before rubbing onto the skin. Then you simply wash it off with warm water and pat the skin dry. I like to use a muslin cloth soaked in warm water to just wipe of any left over cleanser before drying the skin, which gives my face another light exfoliation too.

 

Tone

I then tone with the Pore Minimising Tonic from Your Good Skin. It helps me wipe away any left over grime, without being too harsh on the skin. I just use a cotton pad, though I am keen to explore reusable pads to cut down on some of my waste this year.

 

Concentrate

I love the Skin Balancing Concentrate from Your Good Skin. I use this before I moisturise just to even out any imbalances in my skin. I’ve found that since adding this in to my routine, I have had less dry patches on my face. I just use two pumps and massage it in to my skin.

 

Moisturiser

I then moisturise using the Vitamin Enriched Face Base from Bobbi Brown. I love this moisturiser as it has Shea Butter in which leaves the skin plumped and cushioned. It leaves a great base for make up, or just a matte look for those make up free days.

 

And that’s it! How quick and easy does that sound? I’ve filmed the routine for my YouTube channel so you can see how simple it is. I’ll link the video below so it’s easy for you to watch too!

 

 

Let me know if you have any tips for making your morning skincare routine quick and easy. And also, if you have any products that you can’t live without and think I should check out.

 

Little Big Love

 

Rebecca xx

 

Disclaimer: I was sent the Your Good Skin products last year as part of their #28daychallenge to review on Instagram. All opinions about the products are entirely my own and not influenced by the fact that they were gifted to me. I continue to use the products several months on, without incentive to do so. 

Moving house is such a joy. Said no one ever! Especially. It with a 4 month old baby in tow!

We had definitely outgrown our last house and needed a change so we decided to bite the bullet and out the house on the market. It sold pretty quickly and we had been looking at this one for a while so were so pleased when our offer was accepted.

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We’ve started to put our own stamp on it, though there is still lots to do!

 

I bought some lovely prints from a great etsy shop called MortlockOnslow and have been trying to decide where to hang them.

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Ivy’s room is coming along nicely. Can’t wait to share some more as we get more work done.

Give me a comment below if you have any good Instagram/etsy shops to recommend for beautiful homeware.

Becky xx

Today I’ve hit week 24. Where has the time gone?!

I had been feeling much better over the past few weeks, apart from some ligament pain and trouble sleeping, but then at the weekend the dreaded cold struck!

Usually with a cold I’d dose up with meds and carry on with life, but with baby on board meds are a no go so dealing with a cold has been pretty grim! A couple of days off work and I am pretty much on the mend now but it’s been tough going. Baby has been wiggling around happily so he/she seems content enough in there!

Tummy is growing slowly. Honestly, it depends what I’m wearing, but I have a found a great dress in my wardrobe that makes me look nice and pregnant and would wear it everyday if I could!
Baby was the size of a Barbie doll last week and the size of an Atlantic puffin this week! Not sure how accurate the sizing is but love to see what random things will pop up next!

Image from Ovia pregnancy app

We have purchased a few things over the last few weeks. Here’s a some bits so far:

  • I had been considering cots in my last post and, although we found loads we liked, for now we have ended up with a second hand cot at £20. I plan to use some Annie Sloan Paris Grey, which is totally safe for babies, and buy a new mattress and bedding. We haven’t collected it yet but I like a good project.
  • As I’ll likely be combination feeding we decided to buy a Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine as we’d read and watched some great reviews and it was a great price in the Asda baby event.
  • I have also ordered a baby bouncer. I really wanted the M&P (think I have a bit of an obsession with them!) Starlite Swing but couldn’t justify spending so much when we have lots left to buy! So we decided to go for the M&P (surprise, surprise) Buzz Bouncer 

Nothing much else to report really. Lots more to sort, buy and organise, but we’ve got plenty of time right?!

Becky xx

 

Today marks the end of week 19! That means tomorrow we’ll be half way through 😬

Baby is apparently the size of a Game Boy 😂

I’m starting to feel little flutters/pops that I think is baby moving – can’t wait to feel more over the next few weeks! 

Headaches have been a problem this week so I’m trying to drink plenty of water. I’m trying to find a way to keep myself drinking more to help. 

While the sickness seems to have gone now (YAY!), I am still getting some pain and cramping. I’ll be glad to get to our next scan on 4th Jan and see little Freddie wiggling around again, especially as the bump is barely there at the moment (the bloat has massively gone down since my last bump pic!) We’ll be looking at buying things after this as I’ll feel better knowing that things are ok. 

We would love any tips for essentials we couldn’t do without. Leave a comment below to let me know your must haves for a first baby. 

Becky xx

I am a little addicted to Instagram and over the last few weeks lots of people have been baking and making some yummy looking Christmas treats, so I thought I would get in on the action!

 

Picture from google search ‘Christmas treats’ – mmmmm 😋

 
I’ve always wanted to try my hand at making fudge. It seems so easy to make and if you try and buy it from a pix and mix it ends up costing about £100 for 3 pieces! 

I searched for the easiest looking recipe I could, which turned out to be this one from the Feed Your Family for £20 website. It had to be easy as my last baking stint I went through last summer ended in disaster with a hospital trip and strapped up fingers (but that is another story! 😂) 

  
So easy Toblerone fudge it was. After melting the Toblerone, chocolate and condensed milk in the slow cooker…  

  
…I added the icing sugar. Cue kitchen looking like a snowstorm – that stuff gets everywhere!! ❄️

I then had to stir every 10 minutes (not an exact science and I definitely may have had a little nap and missed some stirs! 💤). After 80 mins it was ready to put in a tray to set in the fridge.   


  
Getting it in the the tray was a nightmare! A too hot to touch slow cooker + sticky unset fudge = burnt hands ands lots of swearing! But I did it and after setting it the fridge it doesn’t look half bad 😊

  
I haven’t tasted it yet as I don’t want to ruin the illusion. I’ve packaged it up to give as little treats to family tomorrow – hope it’s half decent! 

  
What Christmas treats have others made? I’m sure there will be plenty on offer tomorrow 🎄

Becky xx