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32yr old Mummy to 3. Our 4yo disabled son, 2yo strong willed minx and our recent addition our little piglet Deacon born 21st June 2013. Making our way through the every day, remembering to smile, as it's the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.

#NYNYStyleProject – November Prompts & Giveaway

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in #NYNYStyleProject, fashion

Apologies we are a little late this month with the November #NYNYStyleProject prompts, but we have a good reason, actually an excellent reason.

One of the ladies who joins in each month with the prompts is the very stylish Cathy of @aliceswondersuk – she owns a Alice’s Wonders – a Wonderland of Prettiness – and it certainly is, she offers some incredible statement pieces of jewellery, several I want to own and you all have a chance.

The Necklace featured as the image this month is the piece up for being around your neck. It is part of her new Autumnal collection. The colours are bang on trend and would be a great addition to any outfit.

So the details on how to win..

1. Regram the #NYNYStyleProject November prompts photo below, either check out the hashtag or any of our IG accounts to find it.

2. Follow @aliceswondersuk on Instagram.

Both the above are mandatory for entry. But you can also earn up to 30 extra entries, every image you upload during the month following the daily prompt with the #NYNYStyleProject hashtag shall automatically give you that extra chance.

Style Project

Told you it was beautiful, hopefully you shall all find some prompts that excite you, there are a few that my 2 very stylish team members chose that don’t usually fit into my style but I am excited to find a way.

November 15th is cheekily on theme for my Wedding Renewal, so I am excited to get to show you all my dress for the day then.

So which prompts are you all excited for this month ?

Don’t forget to head to Katy’s (Modern Mummy UK) blog to find out all the info on the project.

Addison’s Rocking #3

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in kids fashion, What We Are Rocking

Lunch dates with this little girl are a favourite past time of mine, even better when she agrees to go second-hand shopping with me.

She at the moment has to keep stealing her brothers trainers as she has no shoes – this is no word of a lie I am on the hunt I just have found nothing I love.

kids fashion


Jacket – Gap (Old)

Cardigan – H&M

Top – Little Bird By Jools

Dress – TU at Sainsburys

Tights – TU at Sainsburys

Shoes – Adidas 


kids clothes

Style It Kids – An Instagram Project!!!!

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in #styleitkids, kids fashion

My regular readers will know that I am lucky enough now to be part of team NYNYStyleProject – a monthly fashion prompt Instagram style project and I love it. It totally inspires me to look outside my comfort zone, dig into the back of the wardrobe and have fun feeling good about how I look again.

One thing though is I still don’t treat myself to many new purchases, not for want of, but when it comes to spending any spare pennies (or any credit card space) it goes on clothes for the little ones. I can’t help it but dressing them all super styling gives me great pleasure, it makes me feel good about being a parent (daft I know) and allows me to put them in things I wish I could wear.

So my brain got ticking (dangerous!) and I decided I love the NYNYSP so much why not start one similar for kids. I have so many people in my IG circles who love to buy and dress their kids all cute so why not create a little community for us all to share and have prompts to style against.

So Style It Kids was born, I decided I didn’t want to go alone and had been talking to my Gal Jenny of Kyna Boutique on working on some projects together so this felt like a great start. Her boys are always totally rocking awesome outfits, well of course they do as Jenny sells some of the best kids clothes on the market.

So do you want to play ? Here is how…..

  • Find the prompt picture and the day’s prompt, each month should be live a couple of days before the end of the previous month, if not always head to my blog.
  • Interpret the prompt as you will – just make sure the picture is of your child’s style or maybe a wish list item you are wanting for them.
  • Take a photo and upload to Instagram tagging #styleitkids – so that Jenny and I as well as other people taking part can find it.
  • Look at the hashtag #styleitkids and share the love, get ideas, chat to others.
  • Don’t forget this is for fun, you DO NOT have to take part every day, 1, 3, 7 days or a whole month whatever takes your fancy.

So here are the prompts for November, we are so excited to see what you all think and how you are styling your kiddos on the run up to Xmas.

Kids Fashion


In The Buff Make Up Review

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in Beauty, review

If I ever get a spare few pennies and I am not spending it on the kids, make up is my guilty pleasure!

I have used so many brands and have many favourites but I am always looking for more and In The Buff Mineral MakeUp has just become one.

In The Buff


In The Buff Makeup was founded in 2009 by Becky, specializing in 100% Natural Makeup, with 100% Minerals.

I received a gorgeous eyeshadow in Skies (a light purple), the jar is 1g which at first I was worried at how long it would last for its £9.50 price tag but worry I should not.

In The Buff Makeup

Unlike some other mineral eye make up the colour is intense with just one small layer on the brush, like all mineral makeup it can be a little messy, but I use dust eyeshadows a great deal now so have become quite good at little wastage.

The pictures below show just one small dust of Skies on my eyes with no other eye makeup, I think the colour is really defined and stayed all day with no need to reapply.

British Mineral Makeup

In The Buff state unlike other brands “Our makeup is light, airy and doesn’t clog your pores, which can lead to painful spots and even scarring.” I must say certainly the eyeshadow is very light on and does not feel gloopy or heavy.

The eyeshadow can also be used wet, I have not done this as of yet, but shall be when I go on Date Night with the hubby to give a more intense dark colour. It is a great thing about this shadow it allows layers to be built up to create different effects.

Mineral Makeup

I am excited for my birthday now as I have asked some family to buy the face products to give them a try, as soon as I do I shall report back and let you know how I got on.

Currently there are 5 different Eyeshadow colours to choose from, if you like natural earth tones do check them out, I don’t think you shall be disappointed.

Keep up to date with In The Buff on their Facebook and Twitter pages to as they have regular deals and giveaways.


Disclosure – I was sent the eyeshadow for purpose of review.

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