#Blogtober17 ~ Day 11 ~ Kitchen

Today is day 11 of Blogtober 2017, and the theme is…….Kitchen!


My kitchen is unfortunately not officially mine.  We live in a rented house, and most of our fixtures and fittings are integrated (which I do still love by the way).  I especially love my dishwasher and tumble dryer (which is mine) and literally couldn’t imagine life without them-let alone remember what life was like prior to having them!

When I was younger-I used to dream about my first home, and what would be in it.  I’d spend hours, searching the Argos catalogue, choosing my future products, in a “money is no issue” situation.

So-today’s theme of “Kitchen” is a really easy one.  Let me take you around my dream kitchen, using the power of the Argos website, and internet links! Continue reading “#Blogtober17 ~ Day 11 ~ Kitchen”

#Blogtober17 ~ Day 8 ~ Holidays


Today is Day 8 of Blogtober 2017, and the theme is Holidays!


I’d love to be one of those people that can list tons of destinations, with memories and bucket list items ticked off.  Unfortunately, that won’t be happening on this blog-I’ve barely left the UK-but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to! Continue reading “#Blogtober17 ~ Day 8 ~ Holidays”

Mayflower Blogs has BIG news!

So yesterday, after what actually happened to be a rather mundane day after the events on Wednesday, I received an email from a lovely lady at Tommy’s!

Basically, myself and Tommy’s have worked together for a little while, with them running campaigns to raise awareness for baby loss and other pregnancy issues, and me, well, I blog about them.

The email said I’ve been shortlisted for a Mums Voice Award, at the Tommy’s Awards 2017.

This award is given to a Mum, who has spoken out about her own pregnancy experiences, and in doing so has helped and given hope and support to others.

I have been invited to the awards ceremony next March, which will be hosted by Giovanna Fletcher, and I’ve obviously confirmed I’ll go!

The winners will be announced early next year, and, although its not the main factor of how they choose their winner, there is a way you can get involved.

In order to help decide the winner, Tommy’s have asked me to ask my readers (that’s you beautiful lot) to email mumsvoice@tommys.org, with the subject line “Mayflower Blogs”, and a sentence about why you’d love me to win the award!
I’d just like to add, this is beyond a dream to me.

Most people will know, the reason I blog, and the reason I started blogging, was because, based on my own experiences, I know how hard it was to lose one baby, then two, then three, and feel so terribly alone, with no one who knew what I was going through to talk to.  I couldn’t sit by and watch others go through that, and I knew, if just one person in a similar situation read my blog, and felt less alone, then I’d helped.
To be shortlisted for this award based on that reason, is testament to why I write what I write, and I’m eternally grateful for Tommy’s putting me forward for it, and for those that vote for me who believe I deserve it.

Thank you.


Maybelline BB Cream

Maybelline Fondation Dream Pure BB Cream (light). 

This is the first BB cream I’ve bought, after using a sample in a magazine, I loved how it felt on my skin. 

I suffer from the worst type of skin in my opinion, “combination”. This means I get an oily forehead, and chin, and my t-zone can range from oily some days, to ridiculously dry other days, especially around the sides of my nose.  Most foundations stick and clog up the dry skin making it look like I’ve caked make up on.

Maybelline describes this product as a foundation that’s makes skin appear smoother, more even and hydrated.   It is oil free (helping those of us with oily skin) and has an SPF 15 rating. 

Available in to shades-light or medium, I went for the light as most mediums tend to make me a tad orange! 

I found applying it with my fingers as opposed to a brush or sponge actually gave me better coverage, as I was able to spread it further and into areas sponges and brushes wouldn’t have as great an effect. 

The coverage is immediate. I don’t even have to wear concealer if I was only have small breakouts, (as it is I’m having the mother of all breakouts so concealer is very necessary), and it doesn’t feel, slippery, oily and like it won’t stay for the duration of the day, like some other foundations I’ve tried. 

I’m giving this product a 9.5 out of 10, reason for the missing .5 is because I don’t think it’ll last as long as other foundations I’ve used, and at £6.99 it could be an expensive habit!