Had a great time at the @northernblogawards. Unfortunately we didn't win but huge thanks to everyone who voted for us! We hit 200,000 views on our YouTube channel today, so we feel like winners anyway (a winner with a hangover). Thanks so much to any of you who watch our vlogs or support us, it means so much to us. I'm very grateful that you guys enable me to have cool experiences like this - and let my bob down from being a mama for the night! 😘😍
For me, the hardest thing about rosacea is its unpredictability. I receive a lot of comments from people saying that I could 'get away with' not wearing make up as my rosacea isn't very severe. And on a day to day basis that is true ... but having rosacea means you also have the constant low-level fear that a flare up could appear at any time. One minute my face can be absolutely fine and then, with no warning, it can turn into this 😒
These photos were taken last night and this was my worst flare up for quite a while. My face was boiling hot to touch, itchy, throbbing, sore, and my cheeks swelled up. I have been under the weather recently (a combination of endometriosis and not sleeping very well) and I think my skin had just had enough.
The second photo shows the mottled, uneven look of my skin when it's flaring up and the third photo shows the left side of my face which - for some reason - is never as bad.
My skin is still unhappy today and my eyes are gritty and dry so I'm going to do an @avene_uki face mask and try to get an early night.
I hope you're managing to tame your big red face at the moment. If not, I sympathise and I'm right there with you ✊
I used to love climbing around on hay bales when I was younger. Jumping off them, hiding behind them, standing on the round ones while your friends push them down hills and you try to stay upright...so many fab memories.
Childhood was so different then than it seems to be for kids today. It was all about being outside for as long as possible, enjoying the sunshine, making treehouses, climbing trees and seeing how fast your can get your bike to go down hills. #thesimplelife#countrylifestyle
I am struggling with my Instagram photos so much at the moment. I have a decent camera and the lighting isn't bad but my phone is ready for an upgrade and it's driving me mad.
I have a weird pink hue on my screen so I can't get a real photograph that I'm happy with.
This is my attempt at trying something new... #30plusinsta#instagram#photo#photography
Does anyone else have problems??
Treated myself to the gorgeous @waxpertswax candle as a little early birthday treat! Ellen and Trish have really nailed it with this one.....It smells AMAZING 😍. With the weather so cold at the moment this weekend will be spent in front of the fire with this fab candle lighting. Whats your plans for the weekend? #waxperts#waxpertscandle
For the next few days I’m going to share a photo of one of the items I’m giving away in my mega rad mama Christmas giveaway bundle! I’m giving one lucky reader 9 items that any rad mama would love, worth £145. First up is one of these awesome @weareenoughco t-shirts worth £19 that says ‘empowered women, empower women’. Absolutely love this fab brand, they have so much empowering feminist merch! You can see more and enter the giveaway on my blog. 🎄⛄️👌🏻
My latest blog post brings 13 top tips for learning to love your body. You do NOT need to lose weight for Christmas (and yeah, I’ve been feeling that way too). All bodies are beautiful. You might have fat, but you are not fat - fat does not define you! If you are feeling like you need to drop a few pounds for Santa then I urge you to go read and follow some of the tips in my post from rad mamas like @mrsconstancehall @elenalucie @pinkpearbear @gutterxqueen @anklebitersadventures @baremother @arthurwears @livingwithajude @thehappyweaner @meetthewildes @rockandrosesmama @mumma_and_her_monsters
Photo credit to the lovely @whatkatysaiduk