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 😂

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Favourite book

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So in this post i wanted to share my favourite book.

But firstly it is a book series rather than one single book. I am number four, by Pittacus Lore. The name Pittacus Lore is as i’m sure you can tell is a pseudonym,  the author is James Frey and Jobie Hughes. Its quite a peculiar name chosen and once you start reading the books you will find that Pittacus is also a character in the book. I find that rather unusual and charming all at the same time.

The first book which was made into a mediocre film is the starting point as you would imagine. It is young adult fiction but do not be put off by this if your an adult book reader, these books should not be missed.

It is a rather large book series but i haven’t found that any of them are tiring or poorly written. Unlike the Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse series. Which i feel passed its sell by date about 3 books from the end.

The book was published by HarperCollins on August 3, 2010, and spent seven weeks at number one on the children’s chapter of The New York Times bestseller list.

Main Titles

  • I am Number four – Published July 26, 2010
  • The Power of Six – Published August 23, 2011
  • The Rise of Nine – Published August 21, 2012
  • The Fall of Five – Published August 27, 2013
  • The Revenge of Seven – Published August 26, 2014
  • The Fate of Ten – expected release September 1, 2015
  • Untitled Book Seven – Expected to be released in the fall of 2016

The lost files Novels

  • Six’s Legacy – eBook released July 26, 2011
  • Nine’s Legacy – eBook released February 28, 2012
  • The Fallen Legacies – eBook released July 24, 2012
  • The Search For Sam – eBook released December 26, 2012
  • The Last Days of Lorien – eBook released April 9, 2013
  • The Forgotten Ones – eBook released July 23, 2013
  • Five’s Legacy – eBook released February 11, 2014
  • Return to Paradise – eBook released April 15, 2014
  • Five’s Betrayal – eBook released July 22, 2014
  • The Fugitive – eBook will release 12.23.14
  • The Navigator eBook will release 4.21.15
  • The Guard eBook will release 7.28.15

Extras available online:

  • Eight’s Origin – release 2012
  • Sam’s Journal
  • Sarah’s Journal – release 2011
  • Malcom’s Journal
  • Pittacus Lore’s Transmissions – release 2012

The book series is about a group of alien teenagers (Loriens) that have the fate of our world in their hands. They were sent to earth when a destructive alien race the Mogadorians destroyed their home planet. It all starts when they are children and how they grow up with their guardians and start to develop their legacies or special abilities that are needed to battle the Mogadorians, to save earth. I wont go into anymore details as i do not want to be a spoiler!

It is a nail biting thriller which i am completely hooked on. I hope that this inspires you to pick up a copy! Although if you read like i do you will have a long wait for the next book which is out in September!
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Make up for women with glasses

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So as a woman who likes her make up, beauty and fashion, one thing I always have to be aware of, are the things that give me sight. My glasses!
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I sometimes find that my glasses can be both a blessing and a burden. I don’t like wearing contact lenses, so it can be hard work especially when I’m going out and want to look my best (as far as my make up is concerned.)

Wearing glasses doesn’t have to hinder your make up experience. If you want to wear make up, you should be able to!

These are just a few things that i find beneficial to me. I’ve worn glasses since i was 11 and going through my teens i either didn’t bother with make up or made bad choices… Usually going in too heavy with the eye make up and missing other parts of my face, because well whats the point my glasses cover them!

I am going to start from the top of the face to the bottom. As you do… Obviously

Eyebrows... Spectacles should not be an excuse to let them roam free. No matter how tempting it can be.

Plucking/Waxing/styling your brows gives your face a frame. Making sure that your eyebrows are looking good sets your face off to a good start especially when your glasses slip halfway down your face. Like mine always seem to do! Please do check that your brows are even as possible. Now I don’t mean that they have to be exact! Nothing in life is ever exact so don’t stress yourself out about that!

Eye Shadow Please please please lay off the dark colours. There is nothing worse than seeing someone attractive wearing glasses then ruining it with tonnes of dark eye make up. Glasses can make your eyes dark enough already without adding to it. You want your eyes to stand out from you glasses. They need to POP not blend into a dark background. Stick to lighter shades of shadows. Using a shimmery pale cream or nude eyeshadow (dependant on skin tone) in the inner corner of your eye will enhance the shape and size of your eyes. You can even make your eye colour stand out by using certain shades.

Blue eyes wear: Gold, Apricots or peaches.

Brown eyes wear: Blues and purples

Green eyes wear: Deep plums and wine

Eyeliner It adds definition to your eyes. If you have thick frames, have thick liner. If you have thin frames, have thin liner. Try gel liner on your top lid and a thin stroke of powder under your eye.

Mascara is something ive personally never had a problem with, but i know many other glasses wearers out there that have. Especially when it comes to your lovely long lashes getting stuck on your lenses. The best suggestion to prevent this is eyelash curlers. If you invest in a metal pair you can also heat up your curlers with your hair dryer, but be careful as you don’t want something that’s really hot next to your eye! A gentle warmth will do the job just as well! Waterproof mascara also holds the curl a little better than the non water proof variety.

Under eye Concealer Is a must! As i have already said, glasses cast shadows and make your eyes look darker. It is important to get rid of those dark circles under your eyes. So unless your blessed with the perfect under eye or you get your 8 hours of sleep every night im guessing you could do with a little help in this department. Try and use a non creasing concealer, to stop in clinging into any of your laughter lines!

Nose dents from your glasses…. Urgh I hate this. If this is something you also suffer with then try using a mineral powder rather than a cream foundation. Also if you can bear to wait a few minutes after applying your make up so it can settle/dry and using a setting spray is also a very helpful thing to do!

Contouring your nose. Glasses can draw attention to your nose and if you are sensitive about this area of your face contouring is the way to go! If your nose is quite wide you can contour down the sides and highlight down the middle, before applying foundation. This will help elongate the nose and help make it appear slimmer.

Blush I’m quite pale so i wear quite a pink blush but whatever your skin tone and whether you use bronser or blush, don’t be afraid of pairing this with your glasses! By applying it along your cheek bone it can give your face definition that your glasses can sometimes take away.

Lips! Bright statement lips are a must have! Now this is a tricky one. If you have full lips then you can usually wear whatever colour of lipstick you want. If you have thinner lips then lighter tones are a little better. But it is your preference. I Love wearing reds but wear a shade your comfortable with. Bold colours look great with dark frames 🙂
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CONFIDENCE Be confident in yourself and your look. Glasses are for seeing, not putting up a barrier between yourself and the outside world. Glasses are in fashion at the moment but they havent always been and they wont always be.

A person with confidence always looks good.