Sunday, 27 May 2018

PARENTING: Gender scan at Ultrasound Direct / Baby bond Portsmouth

Times really have changed since having Autumn nearly 6 years ago, when I was expecting her you only got your two NHS scans and hoped they got the gender (if you wanted to know it) right. 

Now with baby number two on the way there are so many options available for expecting mothers, you can now have a gender scan as early as 16 weeks. This to me is amazing, waiting that extra 4 weeks may not seam a big deal however when your growing a human it can feel like an age to wait. 

Everyone has their own reasons to find out or not when it comes to the babies gender, we decided to find out for a second time but why?

Well we have a very excited 5 yo girl called Autumn who had her heart set on a little sister and I felt that she needed as much time as possible to get used to it being a boy if that was the case. 



I think it’s wonderful how I had the chance to find this out so early in my pregnancy and I was super excited to work with Ultrasound direct and baby bond in Portsmouth. 

I was 16+3 at my gender scan, I went with Autumn and my husband Davin. On entering I was immediately impressed as they had ample space (and locks) for pushchairs (how handy), in the waiting room we were greeted with a friendly face and offerings of refreshments. For the little people there where ample toys to entertain whilst paperwork was filled in. 

It was a lovely relaxed environment when you entered the room, plenty of space for friends and family to sit and stand, clearly able to see the image from the ultrasound on a big screen TV. 

Images and video isn’t allowed to be taken inside the ultrasound room, but we were too excited to see baby number two. 

It was wonderful to see autumns face as she saw the baby on the Tv, it really was magical. 

We are pleased (Autumn took some getting used too) to announce we’re having a little boy. 



We treated Autumn to a heartbeat bear in blue which has her little brothers heartbeat for her to listen too. This out a big smile on her face and I’m sure she is coming round to the idea of having a little brother. 



It was a lovely experience and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to find out their babies gender. 

Please check out their website here

Love Aimee 


Thursday, 10 May 2018

PARENTING: Our Big News

Hello lovelies, I had to take a little break as Iv been super sick as We are super excited to announce we’re expecting our second child. I get extremely sick in pregnancy so the first 8 or so weeks have been a challenge. 
Autumn is super excited to be a big sister and the new arrival is due this October. 

I cannot wait to share with you my journey into motherhood a second time. 

Here are some gorgeous pictures of Autumn and one announcement. 

Love Aimee 



Wednesday, 18 April 2018

BEAUTY: Skin Chemists Rose Quartz Lip Plump Review

So skin chemists has to be one of my favourite brands the only down side is the price... it tends to be pretty pricey.  

It may be expensive but I have never been disappointed with their products and I have quite a few. I tend to buy them direct from skin chemists or if I’m lucky they have the odd one or two at TK Maxx at a seriously reduced price. 

Iv treated myself to a few new things from the collection recently and I’m so excited to share. 

Rose Quartz youth defence lip plump 



What skin chemists have to say about their product ...
The point of this plump is to hydrate lips whilst giving them a fuller pout with a glossy soft finish. It’s designed to look and have the benefits of a lip balm and gloss. 



It includes a key ingredient called volulip (never heard of it? Me either) which comes from the “kiss me quick” plant, aiming to stimulate the production of Hyaluronic Acid, producing an active plumping effect. Circulation of blood to the surface of the lip is further enhanced by Peppermint Oil producing a fuller pout.



Ok so we know what they say... but how does it measure up?

The packing is really simple and slightly clinical (like their entire product range), I really like this look for me it jeans they have put their money into the product rather than the packaging. The tube is clear showing a light pink lip gloss, on opening the tube you smell a Pleasant and fresh peppermint. 
It’s really lovely to apply, it’s a soft feeling gloss which isn’t sticky. The lips feel fresh after application, I love the way it feels in my lips as well as smells. 



I have a really think upper lip and honestly I hate it (would totally have fillers) I noticed a slight increase in its size, it was a natural increase so nothing to OTT. 

It costs £94.90 and you can get it here 

Honestly is it worth the price?

I’m on the fence as much as I love the brand I don’t feel this is worth nearly £100 I feel it should be more the £40 mark, as it does work. 

I’m glad Iv got it and I would use it as a daily plumper as it doesn’t tingle or hurt and it does make a difference to my lip size. 

Have you tried the brand before? 

Look out for reviews of these coming up soon 
Anti-Ageing Caviar Day Moisturiser
24-Hour Aqua Repair Facial Serum
Pro-5 Collagen Bee Venom Day Moisturiser


Love aimee