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Gilmore Girls | Where You Lead, I Will Follow

I intended to have this post written and posted before the revival, but clearly, that didn't happen. I don't claim to be a die-hard fan, I didn't watch the series way back in 2000 when the first episode aired, in fact, I watched it for the first time only a couple of months ago on Netflix. I had no idea that Melissa McCarthy or Jared Padalecki even starred in it, I only knew Alexis Bledel as 'that girl from Sin City' and, I didn't have a clue about its cult following. I can't even remember it ever being aired on TV in the UK.

Gilmore Girls | Where You Lead, I Will Follow

After having my baby it took me a while to recover, the pain from my episiotomy made it difficult to move from the sofa so the first couple of weeks of my maternity leave revolved around watching boxsets and making my way through my Netflix suggestions. Gilmore Girl's was recommended to me a while ago by a friend, however, as I knew so little about it I brushed it off in favour of rewatching OUAT, Buffy and Firefly. I think it was mother-daughter dynamics of Gilmore Girls that resonated so deeply with me. My tiny baby girl was literally lying on my chest while I made my way through each episode. 'Where You Lead' by Carol King became our song and I would sing it to her before placing her gently in her moses basket each and every night. Penny is my Rory and I am her Lorelai.

Feeling Heavenly with the Lush Love & Light Hand Cream

Is it now safe to mention the L word on social media? Boxing Day is one of my favourite days of the year. It's a time to pop on your new PJ's, stuff your face with festive leftovers and be grateful for all the lovely gifts you have just received. So, you can imagine my disgust when I popped onto Twitter for 5 minutes between devouring selection boxes to find tweet after tweet of pure unadulterated rage over a 50% off bath bomb. Yes, the website was obviously slow but that's no reason to harass the poor Lush social media team when they are already on a downer about having to return to work so soon. The amount of abuse they got was unreal, but Lush handled the whole thing wonderfully and I take my hat off to them. Working in retail over the Chrismas period is pretty soul destroying so let's hope people keep that in mind next year before they throw about the C word because they didn't manage to purchase that fifth bottle of Snow Fairy. Anyway, let's take a closer look at the Lush Love & Light Hand Cream...

Feeling Heavenly with the Lush Love & Light Hand Cream

I was lucky enough to receive the beautifully packaged Hello Gorgeous gift set prior to Christmas which also contained: The Comforter Bubble Bar, Gorgeous Facial Moisturiser (10g), Sex Bomb Bath Bomb and Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub (130g). Love and Light (£8.95/100ml) has a very runny consistency but smells wonderful due to the combination of neroli, jojoba and orange oils. I honestly can't stop smelling my hands the scent is so dreamy. 

Skincare | My Current Routine with Bee Good, NUXE & Caudalie

When it comes to skincare I have a bad habit of chopping and changing between products, never giving my skin enough time to fully reap the benefits. Product by product I went through my collection of skincare goodies and narrowed down my favourites in an attempt to create a routine, not only tailored to my needs but one that it will benefit from in the long term. It's worth noting that I have a very oily t-zone, dry patches on my cheeks and occasionally on my forehead too, plus fine lines on my forehead and under my eyes.

Skincare | My Current Routine with Bee Good, NUXE & Caudalie

Let's start with cleansers. In the morning I use the Bee Good Honey & Propolis 2-in-1 Cream Cleanser (100ml/£11.50).  I feel like I rave about this cleanser constantly but I can't emphasise enough how much my skin loves this product. It's both effective but gentle at removing my makeup and leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated. At night, I opt for The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter (90ml/£10). There's nothing better than smearing this around your face and watching all the mascara melt off. I like to see how big I can make my panda eyes before simply washing off with warm water. 

The Clueless Mummy | Things Every New Mum is Sick of Hearing

Parenting is usually a topic everyone and their cat has an opinion about.  A couple of nights ago Ross and I were debating whether to let Penelope sleep or wake her for her bottle so she would sleep all the way through. An argument could definitely be made for both sides. I innocently posted the question online, "If your 6-month-old baby falls asleep at 6.45pm and misses her bottle, would you wake her or let her sleep all the way through & miss it". What a mistake that was. Now let me point out, that clearly at the end of the day, I was going to do what I felt was best as I know my baby better than anyone, I was just interested in what others thought. Let's just say if I had a pound for every patronising reply I received I could hire a full-time nanny to make the decision for me. Some of my close blogging mums were lovely as usual, but there are always that small amount that feel the need to snidely imply that you clearly don't have a clue what you're doing.

The Clueless Mummy | Things Every New Mum is Sick of Hearing

Guess what? Sometimes I don't. Just remember, there are no instructions; what works for your baby might not work for mine. Some mums just can't comprehend that there is no such thing as a baby expert. Here are just a few other exasperating comments that every new mum has probably heard at one time or another...