Merry Christmas everyone!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Hey everyone,

Happy Christmas eve!

I wanted to start by saying; Thank you to all your ongoing support with my blogging journey since it began in June of this year! Your support means the world to my family and I. I have really enjoyed writing my weekly blog posts.

I can see how much my writing has improved over the last few months. I didn’t realize how much I enjoyed writing until I actually started doing it! I love sharing my family life with you all and I am looking forward to sharing more with you all in the new year.

I have had a busy year this year, with giving birth of my first son after 8 daughters, and then the weight loss journey using keto, starting the blog and doing a bit of media along the way. There have been some highs, and there have been some lows, I, however, can’t complain because I have enjoyed every moment of this journey so far! It has been such a positive and supportive journey. Thank you for all your lovely messages and comments they really do brighten my day.

Moving forward, I am excited for the year ahead with lots of new and exciting opportunities that are in the works! I am looking forward to sharing so much more with you all. I feel so blessed to have created such a beautiful and supportive little community. cheers to 2019 everyone!

We wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas and a blessed new year, Wherever you are in the world.

Lots of love and prayers

Claire, Mark and Family


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My affordable everyday makeup products

My affordable everyday makeup products

My everyday makeup products

Hey everyone,

Following on from last week’s affordable skincare blog post,  I wanted to talk to you this week about affordable makeup products that I use every day.

Before I apply any makeup I make sure I cleanse my skin with micellar water and use my daily cream by blessed by nature. You can read my previous blog post about my thoughts on my new skin care products I use.

I am by no means a professional when it comes to makeup. As I mentioned in my last blog post I have been wearing makeup since I was 11 years old, but I have obviously improved a lot over the years. As you all know by now I am a mum of 9 children, so time is not on my side. I only want to use products that are quick to use, are easy to apply and look good, but most of all they have to be very affordable. I recently cleaned out my makeup bag and realized I actually needed quite a few new makeup products.I had neglected my makeup bag for a while. 

When I recently visited my local Priceline and bought my skincare, I also treated myself to some new makeup products too. I was excited when I realized one of my favourite makeup brands @rimmelllondau had a sale on. I believe the sale is still on too! 

The first product I bought was the; Rimmel London lasting finish primer primer is only $6.97!

I think is pretty awesome! Now to tell you the truth I was not one for primer until very recently. For all these years I had been applying foundation/ powder and wondering why it looked so patchy and uneven. Since using the primer I no longer have these issues. I wish I had started using it sooner. It is a full coverage foundation to a certain degree. I’d say it is more of a medium coverage foundation.It gives my skin a flawless finish. It is great value for money. All in all,it is a great foundation.

The third product is the; Rimmel London day 2-night mascara

Essentially it is day mascara and then you can transition it to a full dramatic mascara for an evening out. actually, love this mascara. I would just recommend wiping some of the product off on the bottle before applying the fuller volume mascara as it could end up being too cakey. This cost around $10.


The 4th product is the Katie- By Rimmel London contour kit-

I really like buying kits that are 3-1. it has a contour, blush and a highlight in the pack. It has step by step instructions on the back. The colours are gorgeous and it is still on sale for $8.49. All in all this product is amazing!

The 5th product is a nude Rimmel London lip liner that I bought absolutely ages ago. But I believe the link is to the correct product

I am not very good with lip liner and have very thin lips, but the product goes on with great precision and  I have had no issues with it. I think it is a great product. This is on special right now for $4.49

The next product is my most favourite out of all the products. The brow kit from Elf cosmetics. It makes your brows look so good, especially when they are in need of a good wax. The kit has a gel and a powder. It also comes with a small brow brush. I love the definition it gives my brows. This product is $9.The best part about elf cosmetics is you can buy your fave products and chose to pay with after pay if you wish.

The next product is an eyeshadow palette I bought from Aldi It’s called stepping up- Lacura cosmetics. I bought it ages ago but it cost me between 5-10 dollars. The colours are very pigmented and apply so well. They actually feel silky smooth once applied. I know it is from Aldis but it is actually one of the best eyeshadow palettes I’ve ever owned.

The last product is this beautiful lipstick from lust minerals. It was created by my beautiful friend Simone Marie.The shade is number 58.It is a nude/natural colour. It feels super lightweight when it is on. I absolutely love this lipstick. It did cost me $30, but I wanted to treat myself. Lust minerals also have after pay available on their online store.

I hope you love all the products I mentioned. I try to keep my makeup collection small and not too complicated, I, however, am waiting on a makeup order from Db Cosmetics and Elf Cosmetics. I can’t wait for it all to arrive!

Enjoy your weekend lovelies

Claire xx

Full face using all listed products.