School In A Year!

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in addison

As Grayson went back to school for his 2nd year last week it hit me this time next year my 2 eldest babies would be at school, gone from me for 6 hours per day. I was very vocal online when Grayson started school how hard it was, he is my 1st baby but more than that with his disabilities sending him to school was like sending a 6 month old baby, I cried the whole first week, it still is hard but I know he loves school by the most part.

I always thought sending Addison would be easy, I knew she would come home and communicate how her day had been, she has been going to preschool 2 full days a week since she was 2 and a half, but it is hitting me hard, all I keep doing is counting down how much longer I have her at home. Addison and I had a troubled start, she was poorly with bad colic/reflux and I had terrible PND, I loved her so much but our connection was not there and when she was only 2 weeks old I had to return to work 4 days a week.

Addison and I

I was unsure how our lives would go, but after the first very hard 6/9 months we started to bond like no other, she is my little girl, the one who makes me laugh, telling me the cutest stories, always up for adventure or a day shopping. The thought of her not being there for a quick trip to the shop or helping me hang the washing is so difficult. The thought that she may shower someone else with those cuddles, that someone else will have to convince her that when she falls it will be ok is soon, not only going to be a dreaded thought but a reality.

Fairy have listened to thousands of Mums across the UK and it seems we all agree. It is not just me who thinks those preschool years are the most treasured, when asked over 25% of mums like me missed those soft kisses and cuddles and more than anything the child’s company. So if like me you feel this way you are not alone. Fairy are encouraging Mums to embrace every moment – make sure that you give them that extra big cuddle every day before the school run becomes the every day.

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To spread that positive message Fairy have made the softest most precious video you shall ever watch, honestly I had tears, life is too short, take the time to make the everyday as special as the big days, wear your best clothes, have picnics inside no matter the mess, splash in muddy puddles don’t stand on the sidelines.

Make memories. Addison and I certainly will this next 11 months.

 

Disclosure – This is a sponsored post.

Fashion Friday Plus Sized #7

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in #fashionfridayplussized, fashion, Plus Size Fashion

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Come on Summer stay with us a little longer so I can keep wearing my Moheda Clogs, I seriously love them, they are the prettiest colour and comfy. I have decided to treat myself to a leather pair of closed toe Clogs too as I saw on Instagram this week a friend wearing them with tights so I can continue to keep my #cloglove going through Autumn.

This outfit was perfect for my morning to the hairdressers and then a family BBQ, these trousers I bought after seeing on Mrs Bebe’s blog and they are super comfy and I love them, they can be dressed up or down.

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I teamed with a simple tee and necklace and at the last minute picked up my new Yours Clothing handbag which I bought when I went to a store opening for them this week, it was a total bargain at £8! I don’t overly like the chain handle but I just tuck it inside and use as a clutch.

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Outfit Details

* Glasses – Select Specs £10 Steal

* Necklace – Forever21

* Top – SimplyBe

* Trousers – Pink Clove

* Bag – Yours Clothing

* Clogs – Lotta From Stockholm

My hair had just been cut and coloured in these pictures, I am thinking of having my hair curled like this when I renew my vows in November, what do you think ?

Don’t forget to link up an outfit post from the week and inspire each other as Mrs Bebe did me with our outfits.

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Being Beautified with Nu Skin

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2014, Beauty, pr event

Nu Skin UK Blogger Event London

Back in August I spent a great afternoon/evening with not only one of my blogging besties Charlotte but also with the awesome people of Nu Skin.

I had heard of Nu Skin before but never had the pleasure of using their products. After arriving into St Pancras I was picked up by literally the funniest taxi driver in London in a Nu Skin cab and taken to their pop up shop just off Oxford Street.

Nu Skin had invited us to hear all about their new AgeLoc 3 step products and the Galvanic Spa machine/treatment. Although at present ageing is not something I am hugely concerned about I can not lie, I have certainly in the last year noticed my skin is not what it used to be and I know as I start heading towards my mid 30’s I should make a start in trying to help my skin.

Nu Skin Beauty Blogger Event

We were given a short presentation about Nu Skin, they are one of the leaders in the Beauty and Skincare industry with over 25 years experience. What is different about Nu Skin is they use the science, they have a team of of over 75 scientists who study, research and produce products that will genuinely make your skin look younger, using some of the most beautiful botanicals and ingredients which will nourish your skin.

Our research focuses on why some people look older or younger for their age, and the great news is that you don’t have to be born with good genes to keep your skin looking young.

Helen Knaggs – Vice President

 

I can not tell you how pleased I was to hear this, although my family have quite good genes. We were shown the new AgeLoc products as well as some Epoch skincare (which will be shown on the blog at a later date) – then after showing us the products it was time to get using.

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Nu Skin treated us to a use of their Galvanic Spa machine, the machine is certainly on my Xmas list, it is like having a facial at home and can be done all in under 10 minutes, perfect for a busy Mum. The machine is really clever and works on the same concept as magnets, instead of me trying to explain howto use it, here is how Nu Skin.

Cosmetic galvanic treatments use the basic principles that like charges repel each other and
opposites attract – similar to magnetic poles. Simple product formulations can contain key
ingredients, which carry a positive or negative charge. A galvanic instrument can also be set to
have the same charge as the product. The repelling of like charges “pushes” the product into the
skin, facilitating the delivery of key ingredients.

 

It was a funny feeling as you use it, I had a slight tingling, but not uncomfortable, some people felt nothing at all, afterwards my skin felt amazing, as if you had a peel on your skin. My friend Charlotte from What Lottie Loves has been testing the Spa out at home, she has been having noticeable changes to her skin.

Nu Skin then treated us to makeovers and a professional photo shoot, told you they were awesome, I love having any form of beauty treatments and my make up looked amazing. Having photos taken though is not a thing I love, but I tried to embrace it and Gemma the photographer was really easy to work with, Mr Innocent Charmer was pleased with the end results, I have to say my skin and makeup looks awesome.

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So have any of you used Nu Skin products before ? If not have you thought about Anti Ageing products ? Do come back to find out how I have got on with the AgeLoc system, I shall be trailing it over the next few weeks for a full review. If you have any questions do let me know.

 

Disclosure – I was treated to a makeover and products from NuSkin. 

Look No Further – Sun Jellies GIveaway

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in Current Giveaways, fashion, Look No Further

It has been a while since I last shared a Look No Further post, if you are not a regular visitor do head here first and find out about it.

I am so excited to share today’s company, last Summer I came across Sun Jellies on Instagram, I knew these would be the perfect shoes for Addison and I thought I would treat myself to a matching pair too, as I am that sort of Mum. So I ordered us both Fluro Yellow and I was in love when they arrived, they were so comfy and perfect for the Summer days.

Fast forward to this Summer and obviously giant feet Addison had outgrown her Jellies, so I decided to order her a new pair, I was planning to get her the metallic pink ones but when she saw me ordering them she insisted on the Magenta, she then said Mummy get a matching pair, who was I to argue.

As the summer went on and the comfort of my Sun Jellies became greater I had to order some more, well there was a free Sun Jelly bag offer, hello my silver glitters and then buy one get one free, hello Navy and Bright Blue.

My Sun Jellies collection grew massively, I was constantly asked “Are they really comfy ?” or “But I have wide feet they will kill?” as I said to everyone once you get one pair you will want another, they are super comfy, I have done day trips to London (with a ton of walking) days on the beach, shopping at Westfield all in my Jellies and I have super wide feet.

I can’t recommend them enough, there is so much colour choice, 2 different styles, kids to adults and now the gorgeous Jelly Bag, they have featured in many of my fashion posts and although winter is a coming I shall still be wearing mine with frilly socks. I really think they are worth buying now ready for that Summer Sun holiday or in prep for next year.

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Now I am going to hand you over to Kelly for a little more info on how Sun Jellies came about.

Who is SunJellies and what do you sell ?

Sun Jellies is an online retailer of original style jelly products including classic jelly sandals and jelly bags. The business is run by me (Kelly) and my other half Nick. We have 2 kids, Harry 4 and Rosie 2.

What made you start SunJellies ?

Moving to the Sussex Coast and not being able to find traditional jelly sandals for me and my kids to wear on the pebbled beaches.

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Is this a hobby or full-time commitment ?

Full time job.

Where can you buy SunJellies products ?

At Sun Jellies website.

Do you have any exciting news for the future ?

Some great new products are coming.

Is there anything else you would like us to know about SunJellies ?

We are 2 years old in September! We love making our customers happy and we work hard to deliver a high standard of customer service.

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And they really do, I feel like I am shopping with a friend when I shop with Sun Jellies.

So would you like to own your very own pair, well the lovely people of Sun Jellies have given us a pair of the winners choosing to giveaway.

All entrants must live in the UK and be over the age of 18, just fill in the rafflecopter box below, good luck.

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