Lookfantastic X Erno Laszlo Limited Edition Beauty Box

Hi Cherubs!

The double cleanse pioneers aka Erno Laszlo have teamed up with lookfantastic to bring us all joy in a beauty box. This collaboration is skincare goals. If you've ever wanted to try Erno Laszlo then this box is a well rounded introduction to the perfect skincare regime. Famously known for looking after the skin of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe and now those lucky enough to get their hands on this limited edition hero box. For a full break down of what products are inside carry on reading!

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Erno Laszlo Pore Refining Detox Double Cleanse - Full Size 100ml | Ok so this cleanser looks very intriguing and it caught my eye straight away. I've tried their signature double cleanse before and LOVED it, this one however is a perfect alternative to that. The capsules contain their potent black charcoal which draws out dirt buildup rather effectively. A great cleanser for smooth hydrated skin. Recommended for morning use. Have you tried this cleanser before? Let me know your thoughts. It retails at $55 which I think is pretty reasonable especially because I've never been let down by the quality of Erno Laszlo products before. 

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Erno Laszlo Exfoliate and Detox Hydrogel Mask - Single Mask | Who doesn't love a sheet mask?! I've seen these masks all over Instagram and the hype doesn't seem to be dying down either. I've read so many good reviews about how hydrating this mask is, so excited to try it out. Again charcoal is a key ingredient in this product to draw out all those nasties and leave you with a brighter complexion. $16 for 1 mask.. I guess for a treat its not so bad right?

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Erno Laszlo Hydra-TherapySleep Memory Mask - Full Size 15ml | Described as a mask but I'd probably say super rich moisturizer since you are advised to apply immediately after cleansing. After applying blot away excess and get some beauty sleep. This product hopes to replenish skins moisture while you sleep. Sounds dreamy to me. $43!

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Erno Laszlo Phelityl Night Cream - Full Size 15 ml | This is my type of night cream as the consistency is lightweight which means it absorbs quicker. I like quick for my night time routine. A non greasy formula which promises to reveal plump youthful skin by morning. Great for filling in wrinkles as one of the main ingredients is silicone. I need that! $126 for 50ml 

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Erno Laszlo Light Controlling Lotion - Full Size 200ml | Never underestimate the power of a good toner my friends. This product promises to control excess oil and brighten your skin. Toner also prepare your skin for moisturizer absorption. Can't wait to try this out. $60 for toner does sound pretty steep, hopefully the product justifies the price.

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Erno Laszlo Multi-Task Eye Serum Mask - Full Size Pack | As soon as I saw this product I immediately tried it out. The eye masks are silky soft and infused with serum, easy to apply to the delicate area under eyes. Feels very cooling and relaxing. I really loved using these! A perfect start to the morning, whilst I sip some coffee and catch up with the news. Since I don't always get that much sleep I tend to have bags under my eyes so these are perfect for me. I noticed the puffiness was reduced by a lot and I looked liked I had a pretty good nights sleep which I hadn't! Also you get 6 eye masks in a pack for $35 which I think is a great deal.

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Thats all 6 full size products which are included in this limited edition box with Lookfantastic. The box costs $75 which is a steal! 

lookfantastic x Erno Laszlo beauty box*(gift) Available here

Incase you don't manage to get your hands on this box I noticed that SkinStore also have a collaboration with Erno Laszlo too, check out their box here

Thanks for reading!

Love Sarah



First trimester update | Baby number 2

Hi Cherubs!

So you've probably worked out why I've been neglecting my blog for the past few months.. Thats right we're expecting baby number 2 and final baby I might add! Its been a tough old thing to keep to myself especially with how horrendous the first trimester has been this time around. But I made it through and now I can hopefully enjoy the second trimester until my back pain starts to kick in. I know people always go on about how the second trimester is just so bloody wonderful but thats only because the first and third are awful. But for me second trimester is also pretty tough mentally and physically. With all the body changes and then I suffer with my back whether pregnant or not but pregnancy seems to exacerbate that. I'm going off tangent! Lets get into my experience with the first trimester with baby number 2.


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First trimester symptoms and finding out

I stopped breastfeeding at 10.5 months postpartum and we actually planned to start trying that month however I didn't get a positive ovulation test so we didn't bother. I didn't feel worried about not ovulating because I read a tonne of info online about your body taking some time to get back on schedule after breastfeeding, so just fyi if your trying to conceive whilst breastfeeding or just stopping. The following month I got a positive ovulation test so my body got back on track pretty quick. 12 days after I ovulated I got a positive pregnancy test too... Shocked doesn't quite cover it. With my previous pregnancies it took 6-8 months to conceive so this was a big deal for me. It kind of caught me off guard, like shit if this pregnancy is viable I'm gonna have 2 kids under 2. I didn't have very many early pregnancy symptoms other than major mood swings, I'm gonna put it bluntly I was pretty much a bitch for 2 weeks. I kinda thought if I'm not pregnant then something is seriously off with me. So glad thats over with now, my marriage is safe ha.

This pregnancy got off to a worrying start. From the positive test I started spotting, I knew it was normal but I had never experienced it with my previous pregnancies. At 6 weeks pregnant I had a lot more bleeding and I just couldn't shake this feeling that something wasn't right. I emailed my doctor and she got me in to see her the next day. My doctor wanted to check that the pregnancy was in the right place so she gave me an ultrasound, at 6 weeks you can't see much. A sac and a tiny little line which was the baby, the pregnancy was in my uterus which was a huge relief to us all. My doctor said she could see a flicker of a heartbeat but I couldn't see it to be honest. I felt a little reassured after the ultrasound but I did some blood work to see if my hcg was raising and fortunately it was. A few days after the ultrasound my bleeding stopped. Typical.

At 6 weeks is when the all day nausea kicked in and then week 7 I started throwing up pretty much 30 mins after every meal. It was so exhausting! It was just so hard to leave the house and enjoy myself at all. Gosh the first trimester is tiring. I think having a toddler to run around after probably helped me out really as she kept me busy and took my mind off of the nausea. I finally stopped throwing up at week 12 and then week 13 my nausea subsided. 5 weeks of throwing up everyday doesn't sound like a big deal does it? But when you're in it it seems like a lifetime, I complained so much during those 5 weeks. My hormones were crazy! I should also add that I've had the worst skin too, huge painful spots along my jawline and just when I think I've got rid of one another pops up. When will I get the pregnancy glowing skin please?  
My 8 week ultrasound went really well, it was reassuring to see some growth and my husband came along to this one and it just made this pregnancy feel real, scarily real! Like were actually doing this!

I decided to opt for the Nuchal Translucency test again which looks for abnormalities and trisomy 18 and Down syndrome. The test entails a first trimester blood draw, a 45 min scan around 13 weeks and finally a second trimester blood draw. My scan went really well, baby was measuring perfectly and so far I am negative for all the screenings. Fingers crossed for the last hurdle.

Thats everything for my symtoms so far. I would love to hear your first trimester symptoms too.

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Pregnancy cravings and aversions

The only aversion this pregnancy is nut butters... The smell turns my stomach and my husband has almond butter on toast. most mornings, its horrendous! Cravings have been pretty minimal this time around. I enjoyed spring rolls for a week or so but now I'm done with that ha. But I've been loving pickled onions, tomatoes, salads, ranch dip and crisps pretty consistently. Its been way easier to eat healthily this pregnancy and I've managed to keep my weight gain down. My pregnancy with Mina I think I gained 12lbs in the first trimester but this time only 5lbs. I'm so proud of myself and I'm feeling pretty motivated to start my work outs again in the morning and continue to eat pickled onions with every meal. 

I'm still in my jeans but only just! By the end of the day they do feel kinda tight especially with all the bloating I'm suffering with at the moment. I've ordered some new maternity jeans as I'm a little smaller this time around and my other jeans are too big (at the moment anyways)

So far so good, this pregnancy is going pretty smoothly and fast too. I'm so excited to give Mina a sibling, she is gonna love the baby so much I can already tell. She keeps patting my stomach which is v cute, obviously I know she has no idea whats going on but still cute!

Baby number 2 is due late July. My next appointment with my OB/GYN isn't for like 10 weeks now but when I see her we are going to discuss my plans for birth. I've already decided on a c-section though since I had to have an unplanned one with Mina. I just don't want to run that risk again. I know people have big opinions on planned c-sections but its a decision I've put a lot of thought into and I'm happy with that. We also have names picked out but I'm gonna keep quiet on those for now. 

Thanks so much for catching up on my first trimester. Leave a comment if you are due the same time as me, I would love to follow a long with your journey. I'm also gonna leave some links to my previous pregnancy updates.

Baby number 1 updates 

First trimester - here

Second trimester - here

Third trimester - here

Birth story - here

Love Sarah


Matching pjs from Hanna Andersson

Hi Cherubs!

I hope you have all had a wonderful start to December and the countdown to Christmas. This is my favorite time of the year and it feels even more special now that I have a little family of my own. I have always wanted to do family matching pjs at Christmas, its a tradition I want to keep on doing. My husband didn't wanna get in on the action (such a scrooge haha) so its just mommy and me style. 
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I decided to buy our matching pjs from Hanna Anderson as they just have the biggest selection and I've always been a big fan of the baby clothes as the quality is superb and lasts wash after wash. The adult pjs are just as great as the baby stuff, comfortable and cosy! 
I love how these pictures turned out and I'm so excited to do this year after year.

What are your Christmas traditions?


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Love Sarah



Fall in Blush

Hi Cherubs!

Finally fall weather here and I've been getting so much use out of my Allsaints blazer, I knew it was a great investment! I've added a little blush into the outfit because I love the way it pairs with the greys in the blazer. Also the trainers are fairly new. I loved them on Jorja Smith and just had to have them in my collection. They are the new Air Force 1 Sage Low and I'm loving the little platform and narrow shape...they feel very feminine! What do you think?

November is nearly over can you believe it? This year has gone so fast, I can't believe my baby turns 1 in a few days...What a year! I'm looking forward to December and I have a few lovely posts lined up so keep checking back loves <3

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Shirt - Sister Jane (old)
Blazer - Allsaints (similar)
Trainers - Nike

Love Sarah

Jurlique X SkinStore Limited Edition Beauty Box

Hi Cherubs!

Another collaboration beauty box of dreams! Jurlique have teamed up with SkinStore to bring you a perfect introduction to their skincare. The chic box gives a subtle hint as to the fragrance that flows throughout the products inside, luxury rose! 
If you're stuck on a gift for Christmas then I highly recommend this box for a beauty lover, great value and incredible luxury skincare. 

I recently wrote a first impressions post here on the blog featuring a few of Jurlique's products, give it a read here

Keep reading to see whats in the box!

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Rose Moisture Plus - Moisturising Lotion | Can not wait to try this out! I always tend to favor lotions over creams because my skin prefers the lightweight texture and they can be layered more easily with the rest of my regime. I have quite a few of the rose scented Jurlique products already and its definitely a gentle aroma which I much prefer. Packaging it divine!

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Rose Body Oil | Another product I can not wait to use. After having a baby I've got into using body oils more as I feel they really hydrate and nurture the skin, they also help to minimize and prevent stretch marks so its worth treating your skin to some love after a shower. 

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Rosewater Balancing Mist | I already have this product in the lavender scent and I love it. I always give myself a spritz right after using toner just to give my skin a little extra hydration. Its also great to give yourself a pick me up throughout the day and spritzing your face, a perfect refresher!

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Rose Hand Cream | I have the larger size of this on my bed side table and use it every night before I go to bed. Its extremely hydrating but not heavy and greasy. I use it as an all over body moisturizer too especially in the winter when my skin is extra dry. The rose scent is delicate and refreshing.

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Activating Water Essence | This is the one product I implore you to try from Jurlique. I thoroughly enjoyed using this, its hydrating, skin softening and it prepares the skin to fully absorb your oils and moisturizers. It has a gorgeous lavender scent too which instantly relaxes me and puts me in a great mood for the day... Can you tell I like this stuff?

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Nutri-Define Superior Retexturising Serum | Well thats a bit of a mouthful isn't it! However, this serum has AMAZING reviews. This product targets wrinkles, sagging skin and deep lines, I am super excited to try this out. The formulation is silky smooth and it feels luxurious, it retails for a pretty steep $130!

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Will you be purchasing this incredible limited edition box? You can join the waitlist here and be notified when it becomes available online. The box is $55 and worth $159 with 3 full size products and 3 deluxe samples. Let me know if you manage to buy one loves!

Catch up on my previous post here

Love Sarah

Monochrome casual cosy OOTD

Hi Cherubs!

California has made me a serious wimp! The temperature has dropped slightly and I am absolutely freezing. However, it does mean that I'm able to get all my gorgeous knitwear out again. You may recognize this knit which I wore last year too, its from Everlane and its just glorious. Its oversized so easy to sneak some extra layers on underneath and still flattering. Head to toe black because I'm mourning the hot weather obvs 😂

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Jumper - Everlane
Boots - Senso (old)
Sunglasses - Prada

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Love Sarah

Fountain of Truth | Clean beauty by Giuliana Rancic | First Impressions

Hi Cherubs!

Hands up if you are totally obsessed with Giuliana Rancic? 🙋I mean she is just fabulous and witty and has an enviable complexion, but with her new venture into skincare maybe we don't have to envy her no more! She is the founder of; Fountain of Truth, a beauty line that is clean and has advanced age defying technology. Influenster has Kindly sent me 3 products to try out complimentary to see what I think. I've been using the products for around 2 weeks now so this is a first impressions of the line. Before I get started with talking through the product I received I just wanted to say when I first heard the name of the brand I wasn't a big fan but its definitely growing on me. The website is very informative and they clearly state what nasties they do not use in the products, Its cruelty free and each product comes with a very clear ingredients list. I like how transparent the site is so thumbs up for that.

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The Truth Insta Face-Lift Elixir | Insta Face-Lift sounds very exciting doesn't it? But I'm mostly a little confused about this product and when to use it. Is it a moisturizer? Is it a serum? Is it a primer? The website offers little information other than to apply one pump over face and neck in the morning and evening. I've used one pump as a moisturizer however it wasn't enough and my skin didn't feel hydrated so I went back in with a different moisturizer just to make my skin happy. Its a very lightweight lotion and the scent is lovely, think herby garden! Other than that though its a little underwhelming for me, I can't see any change to my skin but I will persevere. This product retails at a hefty $86 for 30ml. At this moment in time I wouldn't purchase this again but maybe I'm missing the mark and in a few weeks after continued use I'll change my mind... The packaging is well thought out, its simple white and rose gold and has a very satisfying counter clockwise turning pump devise. 

I am looking forward to seeing more reviews of this product and of course if you have tried it let me know huns.

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Dream Cream Overnight Repair Mask | Since receiving this cream I have used it every night as its a great all rounder. Clean ingredients, soothing and moisturizing. It does take a little while to sink into the skin but I just take that opportunity to give my skin a nice little massage. Come morning my skin does feel fresh and moisturized, pretty happy with this one. It retails at $60 for 50ml which isn't the most affordable but you only need to use a little product each night. The cream comes with a plastic spatula which I think is not necessary especially when there is so much focus on how plastic is impacting our environment. The brand needs to take more responsibility on that front. Having clean ingredients is great but including extra plastic which most likely isn't recyclable isn't very clean.

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Honey Glow Honey Mask | Ok this is just delightful, as soon as I put this mask on my face I was in love. The product warms when you massaged it on your face and it feels like you're in a spa and I am here for it. The texture actually feels and looks a little like honey and it has a faint lovely honey scent. I think this is a great product and my skin looked brighter and felt soft after use. Again they include a spatula which annoys me because there is no need for the extra plastic. $60 for 50ml not cheap but I would repurchase as a treat. Hopefully they will rethink the extra plastic. 

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Are you tempted by Giuliana Rancic new beauty venture?

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Love Sarah

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