Friday 28 December 2018

What's in my makeup bag?

For someone who doesn't wear makeup everyday, I have a pretty extensive collection. I blame YouTubers Louise Pentland (Sprinkle of Glitter) and Zoella from yesteryear. Certainly before the boys arrived!

I'm always intrigued what people use, so here's the details of "everyday" make up bag:

Face Primer
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser 

Clinique Superbalanaced (02)
L'areal Paris True Match Powder

Collection Lastin Perfection
Maybelline Eraser Eye
Rimmel Wake Me Up

Blusher/Bronzer Palette
Urban Decay Naked Flushed

Smash box Full Exposure 

MAC Technakohl Liner (Graphblack)

Eyeshadow Primer
Urban Decay Primer Potion 

Eyeshadow Palette
Benefit peek-a-bright eyes

Rimmel Kate Moss 01 Clear

Rimmel Brow This way

Brushes & Sponges
Real Techniques Bold Metals 300
Real Techniques Bold Metals 200
Real Techniques Bold Metals 103
Real Techniques Miracle Sculpturing Sponge
Real Techniques Mini Eraser Sponge

Sunday 23 December 2018

We're now on YouTube

We have set up a YouTube channel to document our family adventures. We have kicked it off with #CRAIGMAS, sharing all our festive activities throughout December. 

Please go and check out our channel Craig Family Vlog, and don't forget to subscribe!

PS. Do you have a family vlog? Drop your links in the comments ❤️

Wednesday 19 December 2018

Big Boy Beds

Last weekend we took the very brave move to transfer the boys into toddler beds. I was keen to wait until we had moved house, but that day feels like it's never going to come. Harry has started climbing into Ollie's cot and it's too dangerous.
With finances being very tight at the moment, I was super lucky that these Eric beds came up on our local twins Facebook group.
We wanted to make sure that they looked at inviting to them as possible. We were kindly gifted the bedding from the wonderful Bloomsbury Mill. We already had a few grey star accessories so we went for that design. Do check out their website, as their prints are gorgeous. They wash up really well, and haven't needed to be ironed - winning!
My hesitation for moving them sooner came down to the fact that they would suddenly be free to run riot. We were keen to get a better monitor to keep a proper eye on them. I came across the Lollipop Camera. It's super clever, as it's able to literally attach to anything. As we are moving soon we have popped it onto a shelf, but will install more permanently in their new room. 

The image quality is brilliant, and viewable via the app. Check out this screenshot that appeared on my Facebook story. It was pitch black in their room. 
Overall the transition has gone surprisingly okay. They take a little longer to settle, but so far haven't tried getting back out of bed. Finger crossed this continues.

Thank you to both Bloomsbury Mill and Lollipop Camera for gifting us these products to review.

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Our Children's Bathroom Essentials

I love being nosey and watching peoples favourites videos. I'm not confident enough for YouTube, so here's our faves..

Kneeling Pad
I'm sure as parents Gav and I aren't alone when we say our knees have taken a hammering! We started with a cheap poundshop kneeling pad, but when we saw this one with a little more cushion and more aptly themed for the kids, we picked it up.

Bath Mat
The boys still insist in standing up in the bath, so we still use a bath mat. It has a great water temperature indicator built in.

We have a tiny bathroom, but we do have two stools so the boys can clean their teeth at the same time. The arguments just aren't worth it, but they stack inside each other when not in use.

I'm not going to lie, these potties are expensive, but they look like a mini throne. The boys just seem really comfortable on them. They are really sturdy, and the middle bit lifts out to empty and clean.

Toothbrushes/ Holder
It's no secret that the boys LOVE their BrushBaby toothbrushes. They have a really cool light up facility, which makes in super easy for me to clean their teeth, and check the back of their gums.

Toys & Toy Storage 
A little while ago I posted on my insta-story my frustration of a certain brands suction toy holder not working. And it seems I wasn't alone. I finally came across the perfect solution. The Ikea Waste Sorting Bin. It has a solid base, but large ventilated holes throughout. And for us it was even more perfect, as it fits perfectly in the gap between our bath and sink basin.

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Reviewing Kiddylicious Toddler Meals and Snacks

Over the past month we have been reviewing and sharing the products below! We were kindly gifted them by Kiddylicious ❤️ 
The boys in general are rubbish eaters. It's not that they don't like something, just have small appetites and don't have the greatest relationship with food due to their reflux issues. 

Well I couldn't have asked for a better result. The boys really enjoyed the pouches, and super easy to grab when popping out for a meal. 

The fruity bakes are a great snack option, and carries them between mealtimes. 

I wasn't sure they'd like the coconuts rolls, but they actually go and get them out the cupboard themselves 🙈
Ollie with one of his coconut rolls

Sunday 2 December 2018


Over the past month we have been putting Aquaphor to the test. When I first read about it being the ointment for all, I did doubt it if I'm honest.

As I'm always hesitant to use anything on the boys, I started by using the product on my hands and nails, and I loved the results. Not too greasy, but saving my typical mum hands (spends too much time with hands in water, with cleaning products). Then I moved onto using it on my lips and face. Especially now the colder weather is here my lips are prone to splitting. Now it's a staple of my bedside table.
I have since also used it on the boys bum. Teething bums can be a nightmare, so this works as a fab barrier ointment. I pop it in our changing bag when we're out and about, for use on us all. 

Thank you Britmums and Aquaphor for selecting us!