Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Life | My Month [April]


Hey everyone!

I decided to make my catch up posts more of a monthly thing rather than weekly, let me know what you think!

So, APRIL! 

I started the month with my detailed scan, which showed that Baby Boy Marraffa is doing very well, all is looking as it should and developing as it should be. Great news. 

I took a trip to Manchester to see my close friends Kelly, Lisa & Fleur, was fab to catch up! We joined the Backstreet Boys, the boys that bought us together, on their final night of their tour. Was a fab night and so good for us to share it together, been a while since we all saw a show together! We then finished the night off in the gorgeous Malmaison Hotel.

We had some lovely sunshine filled days, which made me very happy! Love a bit of sunshine!! This called for some trips out with the boys to the park. etc.

I also had my friends Donna & Sandra round for a cheeky takeaway and catch up. It's very strange not seeing them every day at work since I moved workplaces due to the risk to my pregnancy at my previous place. I told these girls everything, and shared everything in my life with them, seeing them every day, and I've found it hard not seeing them as much nowadays and have often felt those pangs of jealousy seeing how close they've got without me there - pregnancy hormones I'm sure!! :)

Easter arrived which meant there was a day where eating chocolate all day long was totally acceptable. Thanks April!!

April also bought 2 blissful weeks off work!! *Sigh* Much, much needed, I'd been feeling so tired and drained from work! I spent the 1st week relaxing as much as I could, then the following week we went down to my favourite little island; the Isle of Wight. Was lovely to get away, but we had a few days where it rained, booo!! We got to visit a few special places and had some fab family time away, the last time as the 3 of us, which was nice. :)


Some pictures from this month...

Backstreet Boys on their final night of their 20th Anniversary Tour - Manchester.

Baby Boy Marraffa at almost 21 weeks at his detailed scan.

James & Bradley having fun making a skate park for his skateboard toys.

James & Bradley having fun at the park in the sunshine. 

Daddy having bump time <3

Did someone say Chocolate egg? With popping candy?! AMAZING! 

Feeding the ducks at Seaview Wildlife Encounter, Isle of Wight.

Amazing peacocks at Seaview Wildlife Encounter, Isle of Wight.

Posing with the peacocks - Seaview Wildlife Encounter, Isle of Wight.

Feeding the penguins - Seaview Wildlife Encounter, Isle of Wight.

Having fun at Blackgang Chine, Isle of Wight.

Beach fun - Sandown, Isle of Wight.


Some favourites this month...


Skincare Product of the Month...
I love the way my Olay Regenerist CC Cream (£16.66) feels on my skin. I hadn't used it for a while, but repurchased the other day and fell in love with it all over again. It completely changes my skin tone on application and makes for a great primer/base for my foundation. LOVE. 

Haircare Product of the Month...
I'm loving using Hask Smoothing Deep Conditioner on my ends at the mo! It's made my hair shiny and looking a lot healthier. 

MakeUp Product of the Month...
I've found myself reaching daily for my Benefit Rockateur Cheek Powder (£23.50) for my blush of choice. In fact, it was the only one I took on holiday with me from my collection. It's just so versatile and a lovely glowing cheek colour. 

Bath/Body Product of the Month...
I'm using Bomb Cosmetics Lemon Meringue Delight Soap Cake slice (£2.49) at the mo, with my exfoliating gloves. It smells amazing!! The zesty, refreshing scent of lemons, limes and apples lingers on the skin, and in my bathroom, leaving a yummy reminder!! I'm very choosy with soap, but their cake slices are super mild and not at all drying. LOVE!

Fragrance of the Month...
I've been burning my Yankee Candle baby powder candle, which smells so lovely - fresh and not too over powering, it leaves a really nice scent around the house.

Read of the Month...
I don't get much spare time to sit and read nowadays, but I do love a good book so I've tried to make a little time to relax and catch up with a good book. I've had 'How We Met' by Katy Regan on the go for a while now. Well, I started a few pages, then couldn't find the time to continue. But whilst on holiday this month I really got into it, it's a great story and I'm going to make a conscious effort to read more and finish this book.



Catch up on this fortnights blogposts...
Lifestyle - My Week [Mar24-30]
Pregnancy - 20 weeks, 21 weeks, 22 weeks


Have a fab month of May!!



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