Travel whilst pregnant 

Being 22 weekend pregnant my husband and I decided we would take the opportunity to go on a baby-moon which is essentially a holiday whilst pregnant to just be a happy couple and have a bit of us time.

When me and Andrew first got together we went to Venice for our first holiday and it was great although we stayed in a hostel so wasn’t as romantic as it could have been so we decided to go again but this time stay in a hotel. It was much better. We stayed for 4 days 3 nights and really enjoyed it

Before we set off I made sure the travel insurance we purchased covered us should something happen involving my pregnancy and photocopied my pregnancy notes. I even bought flight socks which as I’ve never used any before I can say they are actually surprisingly comfy and my legs didn’t feel quite as “heavy”.

Whilst away I had growing pains once a day for about half an hour and Henry had a growth spurt or more accurately I did. I woke up the day after getting there and my stomach seemed to have sprung out of nowhere but apparently that’s a thing that happens…. Something else which provided entertainment is it was whilst away on this romantic getaway my breasts decided to start leaking clear fluid… Why is pregnancy so God damn sexy!

Packing was a bit hit and miss I wish I had brought lip balm and a different moisturiser for my stomach. It was that cold being January and all, I didn’t wear any of the nice clothes I packed and ended up wearing as many layers as possible and my coat the entire time!

Andrew was really patient with me which was amazing he didn’t rush me and constantly reminded me to go and pee before we left anywhere. Was always there to rub my back when Henry decided to push or pull or whatever it is he has been doing on the inside. So all in all it has been an amazing and very enjoyable trip. I just need a holiday now to recover from this holiday ha ha 😂






Love me Beauty


My latest delivery from love me beauty.

A little underwelming, overall the products in the box were good. I love the lipstick, its in a metal case and it really does feel expensive, the shade is Wild Peony. Its a good shade as i think it will go nicely with all skin tones and a great transitional shade from Summer to Autumn!

The carmex is also another safe thing to add although do we really need two different flavours?

The nailsinc gel like nail polish is rubbish. It looks great when you first put it on, but within a day it begins to chip and i havent been doing anything overly strenuous! I have this nail polish in 3 shades now from various Beauty boxes so its clear Nailsinc are doing some serious PR work or just giving away all their rubbish for free!

I do love subscription boxes and this isnt really typical of what you get in them, i just think maybe they were a little stick for idea’s maybe?

The box including delivery is £14 and i would pay that for the lipstick alone so i guess i got a few freebies!

If any of you get a beauty box let me know which ones or if youve written blog posts about them! I would live to know what other people think of them!

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Much Love Helen x

Ultimate Review


Ultimate blends

The strength restorer serum 🙂

My thoughts about this product are a little conflicted, when buying this i also bought the matching Shampoo and Conditioner which have long been used and this has stuck around quite a bit longer!

My hair has gone through all sorts i have tortured it and taken it to the brink! Ive bleached it, dyed it, frazzled it and then finally i cut it all to about 2 inches long and as over the last 2 years it’s grown I’ve been a lot more loving.

I hardly ever even blow dry it these days, so when i do dry and straighten my hair i have to admit its in pretty good condition. Ive been really lucky after cutting it short that its grown back with a soft curl to it. I go to bed with it wet and its all pretty much styled by my pillow. Which is handy as I’m lazy… i live my bed… and this just adds to my bed time appreciation although it doesnt always work out so well!.

Anyway back to my product review!
It smells great! I would love for my hair to hold that scent all of the time! As an oil it does make my hair really shiny although i have to wash it much sooner than if i dont use it, but i guess that would be expected. I just dont feel that it makes any difference. I dont know if my hair was in bad condition that would change things tho, i was expecting my hair to feel softer and slicker but nothing. I think when i bought this from boots it was on special offer but i still wouldn’t buy it again. Im struggling to use this as it is to be honest!

If any one has used this and has found it works well for them let me know!

I guess this one just isnt for me!

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Much Love Helen x

Day 2 meat free!

Ok so i want this to be 100% accurate and i dont want to lie about it.

Today both me and Andrew accidentally ate CHEESE that wasnt vegetarian… seriously!

For breakfast i had fruit and yoghurt.

For dinner i had a goats cheese and spinach panini with fruit and nuts.

Then we had gorgonzola cheese sauce over pasta and asparagus.

Gorgonzola being the culprit.


Why oh why is there meat in cheese???

We are adding an extra day onto the end for the over sight and are checking the labels and packaging of everything much more rigorously.

I just dont understand why they put meat in this cheese when stilton is vegetarian and is pretty much the same cheese?! If anyone knows the reason for this please let me know. Ive heard Nutella isnt vegetarian either is this true??? What kind of creatures are mushed up there?

This has actually had a surprising affect on me. Im actually disgusted… eating meat when i’m completely aware is one thing but putting it in things has kinda weirded me out.

Im not into that at all!

I kind of feel like I’ve fallen at thefirst hurdle but it was a complete accident so i have to let it go, if anything this has actually made me more determined!

Seriously not into meaty non meat stuff…


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Much Love Helen x

Juice (r)

So i my little brother got himself a juicer and he didnt bother with it after the first day. So i have aquired it! Ive gone online and got loads and loads of recipes and i just thought id share my first simple home made juice experience…

2 apples
6 carrots
1/2 inch of peeled ginger

Thats it..  tastes mighty good tho i have to admit!

My only question is…

All the left over skin/pulp… what can i do with it? I dont really want to throw it away if i can help it?!

Suggestions would be mighty good right now 🙂

Thanks i  advance 🙂


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Much Love Helen x

Top shop personal shopper event at GUSTO Manchester


Hey everyone!

Tuesday this week me and my good friend Nadia attended a Topshop personal shopping event, at Gusto restaurant in Manchester.

I have never been to anything like this, so i wanted to see what the deal was. It cost us £25 each and upon arrival we each received a glass of Presecco *lovely.*


We were then shown into a private dining room were 3 beautifully dressed Topshop employees stood with a rack full of the latest trends. One employee in particular took my eye as she was wearing a stunning dress/shirt. As you can see below and HERE.


The trio explained to us where they were from (Topshop Manchester Arndale) and their job role (Personal shoppers) they asked if any of us had ever used the Personal shopper service that Topshop offer and as non of us had explained how it worked.

So you book in for an hour slot per person, maximum of 3 people and you tell the shopper your sizes and your style preferences and if you want to try anything new, whether it is for work, day wear or a party. You then turn up to your appointment and they have picked out a whole selection of clothes for you to try on. If anything doesn’t fit, they run out and get you the right size, its a FREE no obligation service, so if your not feeling it, no pressure to purchase anything. They will also throw in a few things that you might not necessarily have picked out for yourself but look amazing.

They went on then to tell us about the massive jeans collection they have, what styles flattered what figures. These are two that stood out, for my not so skinny, curvy frame. MOM Jeans and a Skinny Jamie jean.



<– Skinny Jamie Jean

MOM Jeans  –>

We also got a Magazine all about the latest spring trends and what goes well with what and a free gift, Which was actually worth £10!


The Glow stick in Spotlight, Its a really nice Highlighter. Goes onto my skin really well. Beautiful shade and a great gift!

After this we were shown to our tables and got a gorgeous 2 course meal, which was all included in the £25. It was a set menu but that by no means meant that we were short on choice, I had the Rigatoni Primavera with winter vegetables, pine nuts and crème fraiche which was stunning! For desert i had a chocolate, pistachio and clementine mess.

The restaurant itself is in an Art deco style. Very classy. The sort of place that you can go and have a meal with family and loved ones and feel relaxed but also like your treating yourself, if that makes sense. I have been to the restaurant itself a few times and its always been wonderful. Great food, great drinks and great service! Here is a link to the Restaurant, you need to go…

Anyway so here is a picture of a jacket that me and Nadia are going to be arguing over when we go to our own personal shopping appointment!


Much love 🙂