Pregnancy Skincare Products (Dry, Dehydrated Skin)


Since becoming Pregnant my skin has gone from oily combination to very, very dry. This has meant that I have had to find a whole new range of products to use.

First of all Bio - Oil is my new best friend, this isn't a 'face product' although I felt it was too important to miss off of this post. I tend to use this twice a day just to help prevent any stretch marks appearing in the next few months.

 Another thing I have noticed the last few months is that my lips are dry also, I have tried a few various lipbalms and other products although the Carmex 'Strawberry' flavoured balm does the job very well and also tastes incredible which is a big factor when you're pregnant.

 Who doesn't love a good face mask! I have always used 'moisturising' face masks so this isn't new to my routine. This new Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask makes my skin feel incredible and rejuvenated, sometimes after a paper mask I feel as so my skin is 'sticky' but that doesn't happen with this mask. This is a must-have in my skincare routine at the moment.

For those (rare) day when I do wear makeup I need something very easy on my skin to remove my makeup so I always use my trusty Garnier Micellar water. 

 Followed next by the incredible Garnier Soothing Botanical Toner with Rose Water this product makes your skin feel very clean and fresh, what you need when you're a hormonal mess!

 Sometimes you want something a little bit more cleansing than a paper mask so I have also included this Tea Tree Witch Hazel with active Charcoal mask from Boots. You may of seen this mask featured on my blog before because It has been in my favourites for a long time now. The active charcoal in this product also help draw out any impurities in your skin.

Saved the best till last! Recently I went into the Body Shop because I needed a new 'thick' moisturizer and a lovely girl recommended the HEMP 'Heavy Duty Face Protector' and I have used this every night for two weeks and I can honestly say its made a big difference to my skin and the condition of it. It is still dry but it isn't noticeable anymore under makeup. The only downside to this product is that it does have a 'earthy' smell to it but its worth it for the benefits.

I would just like to mention quickly that even if you have oily skin please still moisturise - many people think that because you have excess sebum (oil) that you don't need to moisturise, everyone should pamper their skin! 

I hope you enjoyed this post, until next time,

Gender Scan Experience - BOY OR GIRL?


On the 3rd of January 2018 we went for our Gender Scan. Now neither of us really knew what this would actually involve apart from finding out the gender. We decided to go to Window To The Womb for our scan as this was the closest one to us and I can honestly say it was such a lovely experience that I would recommend to anyone. All the staff were so friendly and welcoming which is exactly what you need and want on such a big day.

The scan package that we had bought also included a 4D sneak peek at our little baby which we were so excited about and we were not disappointed. 

For this Scan you have to be at least 16 weeks pregnant in order to find out the Gender, I was exactly 16 weeks and 2 days pregnant for anyone wondering about the quality of the images. There are other scans that you can have before being 16 weeks to check the wellbeing of the baby also. (You can find all the different scan packages on the website)

Now for the question everyone keeps asking, why did you want to find out and why didn't you wait until the NHS 20 week scan? 
Myself and my partner were very lucky to receive the scan as a gift from one of our very good friends (Hi, Anna!) although we always said that we wanted to find out as soon as possible to enable us to start preparing for the babies arrival in June. To be quite honest, I was very bored of seeing white baby grows... I wanted to know if we were Team Pink or Blue! 

On the 3rd of January 2018 we found out that we are expecting a little baby...


And we couldn't be happier.

Did you guess right? Let me know below.

Once again another Thank you to all the staff at Window To The Womb for being so friendly.

Until next time,


All about Hyperemesis Gravidarum - Living Hell


Now after reading the title you're probably wondering what on earth I am talking about, well let me explain. 

For the first 3 months of my Pregnancy I was extremely Ill and it took me many hours of  researching and me begging the doctors for medication to be diagnosed with a condition called Hyperemesis Gravidarum.

Hyperemesis - Severe or prolonged vomiting.
Gravidarum - Persistent severe vomiting leading to weight loss and dehydration, as a condition occurring during pregnancy.

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is a condition at the extreme end of the pregnancy sickness spectrum. It affects only 1% of women (lucky me!) with pregnancy sickness and is extremely unpleasant for sufferers. For some women they can be sick up to a total of 60 times a day, yes you read that right, 60. 

Now this condition is SO much more than constantly vomiting, along with this you also get extreme headaches, nausea, fatigue and usually it results in dehydration and even hospitalisation. Luckily for me I never became so poorly that I had to be admitted to hospital for fluids but I have been on anti-sickness medication since I was 9 weeks pregnant (currently 18 weeks) Unfortunately for me my medication has had to be changed numerous times due to it stopping working or not working at all but I can thankfully say the tablets I am taking now seem to be working!

HG may as appear as just a physical condition but it also takes a dramatic toll on sufferers mental health too. When I was very poorly I couldn't get out of bed without being sick or feeling like I was going to pass out, I didn't leave my flat for weeks because I couldn't drive and couldn't be away from the toilet (lovely, I know) this had a huge effect on my mental wellbeing but luckily I found support groups especially for women suffering and who had suffered and this helped me a huge amount. 

I will be posting a lot more about my Pregnancy and especially this condition in the upcoming months as I want to raise awareness of this silent but deadly condition.

(I just want to say that I am aware that there are many women who are unable to have children, I am in no way 'moaning' about being pregnant I simply want to raise awareness and I am grateful everyday for my little one)