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Precious About Makeup | The Online Destination for Professional Makeup feat. MUD

I have a number of favourite online beauty stores including Boots (I make full use of their collect in store delivery service), Beauty Bay (usually for Morphe Brushes and Makeup Geek supplies), Naturisimo (for all my high-end skincare needs), Feel Unique (mostly for their Pick 'n' Mix sample service), Debenhams (for their amazing selection of brands and points system) and Fragrance Direct (because, let's face it, everybody loves a bargain). Recently I was introduced to another, Precious About Makeup or PAM; an online destination for professional makeup.

Precious About Makeup (PAM) | The Online Destination for Professional Makeup feat. Makeup Designory (MUD)

PAM was originally started by makeup artists for makeup artists, but don't let this intimate you. I am by no means a MUA and I don't pretend to be, however, I appreciate high quality, long lasting products and so do founders Kate Benton and Jan Sewell. PAM offer some of the best 'pro' brands on the market; such as Makeup For Ever, Ben Nye, Viseart and MUD. I was very kindly sent two products from the MUD Autumn Collection. 

Halloween at Lush | Pumpkin Bath Bomb & Boo Bath Melt

As you are probably already aware, the Lush Halloween range has now gone live; which means their Christmas collection isn't far behind. It's almost time for me to stock up on Snow Fairy and their Christmas Magic Bubble Wands. Say goodbye to all the sweet smelling florals and bring on the spicy cinnamon, clementine and cloves. I really love this time of year. I sometimes think that the build up to Christmas is better than the actual day. I'm not really a fan of Summer. I live in Scotland, and let's face it, we don't really get one. I much prefer being all wrapped up and cosy with a good book and a hot chocolate. Wow, I'm getting old! So what's new this year? 

Halloween at Lush | Pumpkin Bath Bomb & Boo Bath Melt

I picked up two bathtime treats, the Pumpkin bath bomb (£3.95) and Boo! bath melt (£3.95). Pumpkin contains a sweet and spicy blend of vanilla absolute and cinnamon and the spooktastic meringue-shaped Boo! contains a surprisingly calming blend of mimosa, ginger, sandalwood and mandarin oil. As much fun as it is to watch a bath bomb bubbling away and sit a bathtub filled with orange water, the melt is definitely my favourite of the two as it made my skin feel beautifully soft thanks to the fairtrade, organic cocoa butter.

Airwrap | The Safer Cot Bumper Alternative

I had always intended my first baby's nursery to be woodland themed, however, as soon as we learned that we were having a girl my husband had some primeval urge to paint everything pink. Slowly but surely, everything became fluffy, glittery and girly, and my dreams of a gender-neutral nursery were dashed. There's still a hedgehog doorstop, badger soft toy and toadstool nightlight to be found if you look carefully. Up until this point her nursery has served solely as a place to store clothes and change nappies, however, even though Penny is only 9 weeks old, she's so long that she's nearly out grown her Moses basket *sob*, so it's only a matter of time until she must make the dreaded move. Thank God for the video monitor at my bedside and the comfy chair we picked up from Ikea, I fully intend to spend the majority of my nights either staring at that screen or curled up beside her.


Airwrap | The Safer Cot Bumper Alternative

I've been making preparations for the big move. Her beautiful white cot now contains a cosy light-weight blanket by Clair de Lune, soft cotton sheets decorated with little bunnies and Airwrap*, the UK's number one cot bumper alternative, around the sides to keep her safe and snug. 

September Degustabox | The Surprise Food Subscription Box (£7 Off Promo Code)

This month's Degustabox* included 10 food cupboard products from innovative brands new to the market, including - Say Yes to No, Get Fruity, Metcalfe and Cape Drinks. With my hubby taking on some extra hours at work in order to save for Christmas and me being rushed off my feet with a newborn as home, I was thankful for all the convenient, but healthy, snacks included in this month's box.


Degustabox is a monthly food box that is delivered straight to your door and contains a selection of innovative food products, discount codes, recipe cards and other fun stuff for only £12.99 including delivery. You can subscribe at any time and I even have a £7 off discount code for first-time subscribers at the end of this post - that's only £5.99 for your first box! The August box contained products from Clippers, Oloves, Nutripot and Dorset Cereals, which you can read more about here. Let's take a look at this month's box...


First up, a sweet, guilt-free lunchtime snack from Hartley's. These handy little pots come in a selection of flavours and always go down a treat at any age. I'm trying to lose my baby weight by being more mindful about what I eat and these juicy, fat-free, fruity jellies which contain less than 10 calories a pot, are the perfect way to satisfy my sweet cravings.