We are fast flying into summer. I am hoping the weather takes note and the sunshine comes out soon. It’s been really weird lately with sunny spells one morning and by afternoon hail storms. I think mother nature is slightly confused.
Having just got back from Lake Garda, Italy where we should have been basking in the sun and instead were wading in a foot of down pour rain daily. One can only hope our hot summer in America, will actually be hot. Fingers cross.
This month, we are taking it slow in terms of traveling as we have so much going on with the house. Renovations are finally starting after months of waiting for planning permission and finding builders. I am ready to live in a mess for the next 12 weeks or more. Wish us luck we will need it.
THIS WEEK I AM LOVING…
I started making myself turn the computer off every night at 10pm. I have been guilty of working long into the night and I need to start making time for myself to unwind and do things like read again. I am half way through “The State We’re In” by Adele Parks. I grabbed it at the airport and so far it’s a great light read.
Have you heard of Charlotte Tilbury? She is one of my favorite makeup creators. I love her brand. I have recently had a few makeup and skincare classes and really am getting into a new beauty routine which I have been trying to start for years. We have teamed up with Charlotte Tilbury to share with you what we think of the makeup and skincare range.
You can see my full review here on my new Charlotte Tilbury makeup I have been testing out. This week, I am trying some of their skincare products and perfume out. The perfume bottle is enough to buy it and the scent is gentle and floral which is just how I like it. I will let you know what I think of the Dry Masks and Cream next week. Pop over to see what I think of the makeup line above.
Did you watch our fun day out with Dear Beautiful and her lovely crew. We had seven kids running around Thinktank Science Museum in Birmingham recently for a playdate and we had such a great time. They have so much to do there for little ones of all ages. Would love you to watch and give us a thumbs up please. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss our vlogs. New vlog series coming soon too!
I know I have been raving about my hat obsession (it’s still going on even after someone called me granny on holiday with it). But love this eyelash top I found at a tiny little shop in Peschiera, Italy too. “Too bright for you,” it says. Maybe should say, “too loud for you,” in my case but nevertheless I love it. I had so many lovely summer outfits planned out for Italy and the weather just didn’t happen so I ended up buying warmer clothes while I was there. Any excuse for a good shopping spree, right?
For some reason, tomatoes taste WAY better in Italy. I don’t even like tomatoes in UK or USA at all but in Italy, I can’t eat enough of them. They are so sweet and juicy. I grabbed fresh baguettes from the market, grilled them with garlic and butter in our Eurocamp kitchen and put Italian tomatoes on top. I could have ate this for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Camping Bruschetta is what I am calling it!
Did you hear we had a severe leak in our house? It couldn’t have been a better time to find it though. After leaking for over 7 years behind all our walls downstairs, we noticed mold on our skirting boards behind a few radiators. After further investigation it had soaked through almost every room on our main floor. To say it’s a big insurance job is an understatement. However, silver lining is the fact that we hadn’t put our new kitchen in yet which would have had to be ripped out again. Lucky for us, it’s being fixed now and then we are back onto the renovation side of the kitchen and the loft. Loft starts on Monday…hooray!!! So keep watching our IG Stories we are sharing the renovations from start to finish or check out my highlighted Home Renovations reel on instagram. Shared our kitchen cabinet colors today and next up picking out tiles for our open plan downstairs. I can’t wait for the walls to come down.