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Give the Gift of Love with Heartwarming Parent’s Day Shirts

Parent’s day is a special occasion to celebrate the love and dedication of all parents. It is a day to appreciate the sacrifices that parents make for their children, and to show them how much we care about them. And what better way to express our love than with heartwarming Parent’s day shirts?

Give the Gift of Love with Heartwarming Parent's Day Shirts

Parent’s day shirts are a great way to show your appreciation for your parents, grandparents, or any other parent figure in your life. They come in various designs and styles, and you can choose one that best represents your love and affection for them. Here are some ideas to help you choose the perfect Parent’s day shirt.

Parent’s Day Shirt Ideas

Personalized shirts

Personalized shirts are a great way to add a personal touch to your gift. You can have the shirt customized with your parent’s name, a special message, or even a family photo. This will make the shirt unique and special, and your parents will appreciate the effort you put into making the gift.

Matching shirts

Matching shirts for parents and children are a popular trend these days. You can get matching shirts with funny slogans or cute designs that represent your special bond. This would make a great gift for mom or dad and a fun way to show your love and appreciation for your parents, and it will make for great photo opportunities. (more…)

Sagging Breasts: What You Need to Know to Regain Confidence

As women age, their breasts undergo changes that can lead to sagging, which can be a source of insecurity and low self-esteem. Sagging breasts can be caused by various factors, including pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, and the natural aging process. Fortunately, there are ways to address sagging breasts and regain your confidence. In this article, we’ll explore what you need to know about sagging breasts and how to address them.

Sagging Breasts - What You Need to Know to Regain Confidence

Understanding Sagging Breasts

Breasts are made up of fatty tissue, glandular tissue, and connective tissue, which give them their shape and support. Over time, the connective tissue in the breasts can weaken, causing them to sag. This process is natural and affects most women at some point in their lives. However, certain factors can accelerate the process of breast sagging.

One of the most common causes of breast sagging is pregnancy and breastfeeding. After breastfeeding, the breasts may not return to their pre-pregnancy size, and the skin may lose elasticity, leading to sagging. Weight fluctuations, aging, and gravity can also contribute to sagging breasts.

How to Address Sagging Breasts

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your sagging breasts, there are several things you can do to address the issue. Here are some options to consider:

Exercise: Certain exercises can help strengthen the muscles around your breasts, which can provide some lift and support. Some examples include chest presses, push-ups, and dumbbell flyes.

Wear a supportive bra: A well-fitting bra can help lift and support your breasts, making them appear more youthful. Look for bras with underwire, wide straps, and full cups. In particular, if you regularly apply weight loss measures, you will see a decrease in your breasts due to the process of burning excess fat. Choose the best bra after weight loss that can help support and shape your breasts, making them look firmer and younger. (more…)

Nutritional Requirements During Pregnancy: Food Components You Must Include in Your Diet

It is important for pregnant women to include the right food components in their diets in order to ensure that their unborn children receive the proper nutrients. Some of the most important food components that pregnant women should eat are calcium, iron, and folic acid. In addition, it is also important for pregnant women to consume plenty of water and stay hydrated.

Nutritional Requirements During Pregnancy

The Importance of Calcium During Pregnancy

Calcium is important for pregnant women because it helps to build strong bones and teeth in their unborn children. In addition, calcium also helps to regulate blood pressure and contractions during labor. Pregnant women should aim to consume at least 1,000 mg of calcium per day. Some good sources of calcium include dairy products, leafy green vegetables, and canned salmon with bones.

The Importance of Iron During Pregnancy

Iron is also important for pregnant women because it helps to form red blood cells in their unborn children. Iron also helps to prevent anemia, which can cause fatigue and other health problems. Pregnant women should aim to consume at least 27 mg of iron per day. Some good sources of iron include red meat, poultry, fish, legumes, and fortified breakfast cereals.

The Importance of Folic Acid During Pregnancy

Folic acid is essential for pregnant women because it helps to prevent birth defects of the brain and spine. Pregnant women should aim to consume at least 400 mcg of folate (a form of folic acid) per day. Some good sources of folate include leafy green vegetables, legumes, nuts, and fortified breakfast cereals. Consumption of the best cereal for pregnancy will actually give you a boost of folic acid and energy. (more…)

Makeup Tricks That Everyone with Dry Skin Should Know

Dry skin is a common problem, especially in the winter months when the air is dry and cold. But even if you live in a humid climate, you may find that your skin feels dry at times. There are many makeup tricks that you can use to help keep dry skin looking and feeling its best. Some of them are outlined here.

Makeup Tricks That Everyone with Dry Skin

Use a primer

A good makeup primer can be one of the best tools in your arsenal against dry skin. Primer helps to fill in crevices, making your skin look more smooth and even. It also helps makeup go on better so that you don’t need as much, preventing clogging up of your pores and exacerbating the problem further.

Use a Hydrating Foundation or Tinted Moisturizer

If you find that liquid foundation does not work well for you because it makes your skin look flaky, try switching to a light-coverage tinted moisturizer instead. You will get some coverage out of it, but it won’t make the situation worse as heavy foundation can sometimes do with excessive drying effects.

Don’t Forget to Set Your Foundation

When you have dry skin, remember to set your foundation with the best setting powders for dry skin. This will help to keep your makeup in place and prevent it from settling into any dry patches. (more…)

How to use DND gel nail polish

DND gel polish glitter is one of the best nail polish for your nail care, this ail product of different varnish glitters and nail polish colors. Regular polish won’t last as long as a gel, even if you use a gel topcoat.

Items needed for DND glitter polish

Here is the list of things needed for the proper application of DND gel polishes glitter. Before you can decide to opt for any individual manicure, you must get all necessary items ready. However, you can get the whole pack of DND nail gel polish or probably buy all the items separately.

Items needed are:

  • Buff tray.
  •  DND gel polish kits.
  • An Ultraviolet lamp.
  •  base/ topcoat.
  • Cuticle oil.

What differentiate DND gel polish supply from other gel polishes are:

DND gel glitter polish lasts longer on nails than other polishes.It dries up quickly when applied to nails.


Dip Powder Starter Kit – Get Ready to do Your Nail Manicure

Talk of nail polish and the images of beautiful women displaying their incredible nail manicures come to mind. Do women need nail polish to look beautiful? The answer is a big NO because women are already beautiful. A perfect nail manicure can only enhance the inherent beauty of the magnificent creation called ‘Woman’.

Applying nail polish is not a new phenomenon today. It has been in practice in one way or the other for thousands of years. There have been improvements in the techniques/methods and the materials used by women to beautify their nails. Using dip powder is one such technique.

Advantages of dip powder nail manicure

Though many women swear by gel polish, dip powder has gained in popularity in recent times.

  • Contrary to what many people feel, you can do a dip powder job at home. Our dip powder starter kit can help you get the perfect manicure.
  • Dip powders are available in a fantastic array of colors.
  • You can end up with an exciting matte finish using dip powder.
  • Dip powder does not take much time to dry.
  • There is no need to expose your nails to UV rays in a dip powder manicure job.
  • Dip powder removal is a straightforward procedure.
  • LDS dip nails look great on every woman as they last for three to four weeks, much longer than gel nails.


8 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe from Rashes and Eczema

It’s no fun for you or your little one when they are itchy and miserable.

Unfortunately, kids are rash magnets.

And eczema is more common now than when we were children (1).

But your child isn’t doomed. There are simple ways to avoid eczema and rashes.

Let’s look at five things you can do to keep your kids safe.

Step one: check the label for irritants

Before you apply anything to your child’s skin, check the label.

Do you see ingredients like “parfum” or “fragrance?”

Scented products are often the culprit.

Artificial fragrances are one of the most common skin irritants.

This applies to detergent and softener for washing clothing, too.

Avoid the problem by using fragrance-free products. Don’t even settle for “unscented.”

Buy body wash for kids that doesn’t have perfumes. You don’t need this ingredient to get them clean.

Step two: apply moisturizer

Hydrated skin is resistant to irritation.


10 Best Standout Nail Design Using OPI Products

Nail art has been around since time immemorial and it is fashion that will never go away. More and more ideas as coming in every now and then. The products to make manicure and pedicure more beautiful keeps springing from every corner and if you frequent social media, you’ll know what we are talking about. With famous and talented individuals flooding our newsfeed with their latest ideas, it’s hard not to be tempted not to try it.

No matter where you look, there’s just so many choices around. Each looking more stunning than the previous one. If you are still undecided what style to try this weekend, take a peek at our list of standout nail art that you can DIY using OPI dip colors.

1. Classic Brown

Sometimes nail art doesn’t have to be too elaborate to standout. Simple colors can be stunning too without trying too hard. Coconuts over OPI is nothing but stunning in every sense. The earthy touch looks good on every skin tone and will go with any outfit. It’s like wearing nude shoes that goes well from office to a dinner at a fancy restaurant.

2. Magenta Ombre

The clever polish names of OPI (Let Me Bayou a Drink, Taupe-less beach, Icelanded a bottle to name a few) is just one of the plenty reasons to love this brand. The formulation of the polish itself is more than enough reason. For one, it is formaldehyde-free that is safe for your nails. The impressive wide range of shades that they offer is also irresistible. Their Classic Nail Lacquer Collection has plenty of colors to make you go crazy like the rich shade of berries in three diluted shades of OPI’s Gel Color Collection: Another Ramen-tic, Arigato From Tokyo, and All Your Dreams.


Win! Tickets To The Baby & Toddler Show

While I was pregnant Carl and I had great plans for my maternity leave. He’s self-employed so has almost complete freedom when it comes to taking holidays so we were going to make the most of my new found freedom and take impromptu trips away, should it take our fancy. Well I can report that eight months in, all we’ve managed was a pre-arranged trip to Norfolk with my family.

So when an invite to the Baby & Toddler Show landed in my inbox, I thought I’d throw caution to the wind and include an overnight stay. The northern show just happens to be in Manchester, which holds a special place in our hearts as it’s where we spent our first non-wedding-night night as a married couple before jetting off on our honeymoon – sorry if I made your brain hurt with that mouthful – so I’m very excited to return to our second favourite city as a family.

The show runs 7-9th October and has a pretty impressive line up of brands, including Bugaboo, Cybex, Joolz, Mamas & Papas, Silver Cross & Maxi Cosi to name but a few – we’re in the market for a new car seat so the timing is perfect.  There are expert speakers, products to test, a midwife drop in and, if that hasn’t sold it to you – a goody bag for all new mums and mums-to-be.

If you’d like to win tickets to the show, I have two to giveaway, valid for any date you chose. All you need to do is hit the Rafflecopter link below, and leave a comment telling me what your all time favourite baby / toddler products is!

If you don’t win tickets you can purchase with 1/3 off with the code BTN31.

If you’ll be at the Baby and Toddler Show let me know, it would be great to meet so fellow mamas!

I wish you the best of luck, but never fear, as if you don’t win you can book adult tickets for 1/3 off with the code BTN31

Happy Birthday To Henry. Happy Birthed-Day To Me


As you’ll know if you read my last post,  this week we celebrated our little Hen’s first birthday, and I couldn’t resist a glass of prosecco to celebrate that Carl and I had successfully parented for a whole year. And I figured that this time last year, a prosecco might have taken the edge off a very long labour. So I owed it to my birthing self of a year prior to toast not only Henry’s birthday, but my birth-ed day. Justification right there, should ever I need it.

Anyway, I thought I’d share a few of the things I’ve learnt after 365 days of playing the mum game:

  1. Age old advice, but EVERYTHING IS A PHASE. I know it doesn’t help when you’ve not hoovered for a month and the blinds are sporting an inch thick layer of dust (who am I kidding, I’ve never cleaned blinds in my life) because your child has lost the ability to nap, but it’s true. Unfortunately good phases are still also phases. Four month sleep trickster, I’m looking at you.
  2. Do what works at the time, regardless of what anyone else says.  We’re currently co-sleeping (following Lullaby Trust guidelines). I’m aware that at some point it will become an issue, but at the moment we’re all getting more sleep, which means we’re all happier. You may be told you’re ‘making a rod for your own back’, but motherhood is blooming hard work and sometimes I need that rod to lean on.Trust your instincts, have confidence in your decision and move on.
  3. A new dawn is a new day. Yesterday might have been a washout. You’ve been sicked on, snotted on, pooed on and achieved nothing more than wiping off said excrement with a baby wipe, but tomorrow could be incredible. (Parenting) Life is a Rollercoaster -ahh wise words Ronan.
  4. Cutting little nails, cleaning first teeth and navigating a busy supermarket with a baby who’s on the wrong side of peckish all make you feel like you could play The Cube and win. Take your victories, however small.
  5. Hormones have ALOT to answer for.  Y’all know the ones I’m talking about. The ones that make you wail to your husband that you miss him WHILE HE’S SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO YOU.
  6. Words spoken in the depths of sleep deprivation should be taken with a pinch of salt. Daddy: she doesn’t really think life is easier when you’re at work. Mummy: he doesn’t really wish he’d stayed at work. Hopefully not anyway.
  7. Accept that you will never wee alone, enjoy a hot beverage, sleep more than four to six consecutive hours, use an escalator, or any of these things my lovely friend Becky has listed in this hilarious post anytime in the near future. Then, if you do ever manage any you’ll have a whole new appreciation for them. Using an escalator is like Disney Land to me now….
  8. Despite any challenges our offspring might throw our way, the joy they bring you is immeasurable and there is no problem in the world feels like it can’t be appeased by seeing your baby smile.

So I’m sure I’ve missed a few parenting words of wisdom, as a year does not an expert make. Do you have any to share?