It Smells Like Raspberries and Caramel!

Every time I visit my lovely hairdresser (Louise at Jamilla Paul…
July 31, 2015/by admin_leylaf

A holy grail highlighter

If a better quality highlighter exists in the world than I have…
June 15, 2015/by admin_leylaf

Hair repair

In the past, I've always enjoyed a full head of thick hair but…
April 19, 2015/by admin_leylaf

Best books – The Fault in Our Stars

Some books are so thought provoking that they demand to be discussed…
April 14, 2015/by admin_leylaf

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick Review

Stop! Before you fall for the hype (like I almost did) about…
April 11, 2015/by admin_leylaf

High and dry – a dry shampoo with ‘recharge technology’ 

As you you know, for the past few weeks I've been recovering…
April 4, 2015/by admin_leylaf

Hair – getting it straight

If there's anything I won't compromise spending money on, it's my…
March 5, 2015/by admin_leylaf

Big brows are back!

I knew I had become a fully fledged grown-up when I realised…
February 8, 2015/by admin_leylaf

Fast fresh face

I never have long to get ready in the morning and most days I…
January 30, 2015/by admin_leylaf

The great Mac makeup exchange

Not that I need an excuse to use more makeup, but Mac have…
January 23, 2015/by admin_leylaf

All fired up!

It's been a long time since I became utterly obsessed by a lipstick…
January 13, 2015/by admin_leylaf

Favourite products – when price becomes priority

Parenting might be fairly new to me but beauty products are a…
December 16, 2014/by admin_leylaf
Bringing home babies – the first 2 weeks

Bringing home babies – the first 2 weeks

It’s such a blessing to create a life, particularly to create 2 at the same time. To feel 4 legs kicking you, 4 elbows wriggling

Twins, a definitive list of the things you might need!

Twins, a definitive list of the things you might need!

Bringing two babies home from hospital was such a challenging experience for me and although already having one baby at home to care for added

January detox – the first days are the worst days!

January detox – the first days are the worst days!

I’m feeling so bloated after Christmas – bleeeugh! I didn’t want to get sucked in to the gluttony of the season but before I knew it

A sweet Saturday

A sweet Saturday

Yesterday, the sun shone high in the sky which we would have been super happy about in the middle of summer back in the UK, but

Why Melbourne?

Why Melbourne?

Although I am really excited to be planning a new stage in our lives, this week has been a difficult one for me. The twins

You can have it all, just not all at once

You can have it all, just not all at once

You know how it feels on Christmas morning, when the excitement on the kids faces spills out into exaggerated “ooohhhhs” and “aaahhhhs” that make you

We are on our way

We are on our way

The sun has come back to us here in Manchester, after what feels like a loooooong and coooooold winter of grey skies, purple lips and

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