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The blog is back! 

I’m not going to lie the past couple of months have been stressful. That’s the reason I haven’t been blogging much. So much has happened. Mostly things I don’t feel like going into too much detail but you know what it’s like when you just have week after week of stress

I’m just hoping that things will improve because if they don’t I feel like a mental break down may be on the way. I’m trying to juggle so many things in my life and I’m struggling to find a happy balance between work, friends, family and running around after everyone. Especially work. I just wish I could be there more often than I am and you don’t hear too many people saying that!  Thank god I’m going to see my family in wales on the weekend because I’m desperate for a break. 

Don’t get me wrong some great things have also happened over the last couple of months such as getting a new car, purchasing an annual ticket to the zoo, watching some friends get married and much more. But the small things are adding up and I feel like it’s getting to be too much. 

Today was just the icing on top of an already poop filled cake. Arrived at my dads to spend some quality time with him and my Small Human. That was until I pulled up outside his house and she puked all over herself and my shiny new car. 😩 

Rushed her inside to get her cleaned up and thankfully my step mum had a stash of clothes she was keeping aside for her. I changed her into a lovely clean white top and just left her bottoms off. 2 minutes later she puked straight down it and onto the floor. Time for top number 2. 

She seemed to perk up a bit and we had some lunch before making a mad dash home to drop her with Man Child and zoom off for my physio appointment. Yep. Still having to get treated for these god damn headaches. Although I’m starting to wonder if it’s perhaps stress related rather than muscular.

I arrived bang on 3pm but there was nobody there. Called my therapist who reminded me that my appointment was actually at 4:30 and I was an hour and a half early! God damn it! At least this meant I could sort out the puke covered car seat that was sat in the back of my car. Nothing like the smell of vomit and cheese blowing around on a hot summers day to make you feel great on an already stressful Monday. I thought the air con would help blow the smell away but rather than that it just seemed to circulated back around and up into my nostrils! 

I did however manage to pop into work and paint my toenails which cheered me up for albeit 30 seconds. 

Off to physio now at the correct time and I left feeling a lot looser and felt as though the tension had relieved slightly. Homeward bound and after the evening routine I got into a nice hot steamy bath to relax myself. Well that was short lived too as Man Child came in to tell me that the bloody kitchen ceiling was leaking! Only very slightly but SERIOUSLY!!! Yet another thing to add to my list of things to sort out. 

Today being a complete failure I sat myself infront of the T.V and scoffed a pack of minstrels. Today was a write off and I’m heading to bed with the hopes that tomorrow improves. If it doesn’t it may just tip me over the edge and I’ll be purchasing a one way ticket to some hot country away from this mess. 

Holly 😘

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Wedding prep! 

It’s a hot and sticky night. Small Human is still awake and I can’t open her bedroom window because it opens from the bottom and it’s so low down I just imagine her climbing out of her cot and falling out of it! If I knew it was going to be this warm tonight I would have gotten her a fan! 

This morning I got up bright and early and took a trip to our local shop to get Small Human some milk. It was roasting! Not only that but she wanted to bring her baby and buggy along with her. After 2 minutes she got bored and I ended up carrying the damn thing the whole way their and back. 

What should have been a 5 minute walk took us almost an hour and she was far more interested in everything in sight to actually walk there at a decent speed. She did however run like a mad woman away from something on the ground screaming and crying. Turns out it was a snail… 

I went to work this afternoon still feeling completely broken from tuesdays fall. I’m attending a wedding this weekend and my plan was to wear some clear tights. I’m now wearing black ones to hide the damage and if it’s going to be as hot as it was today then I’m going to suffer. I’ll probably get fed up after a few drinks and whip them off. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to it and letting loose! 

It’s wedding season and I created a beautiful pair of lashes for a client at work today whose attending her daughters wedding next week. 

Makes such a difference! My next client called to cancel as she was unwell which meant I could get my nails done to match my dress ready for saturdays big event! 

I arrived home to the most delicious chicken salad cooked by Man Child and Small Human was already in bed. Although it’s now 11pm and she’s still awake. 

I’ve slapped some hair dye on my head and that’s the last of the preparations for the weekend ahead! 

Holly 😘

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A small human fish. 

A 2 for 1 post anyone? Well mkaaaaaaaay! 


Slap your makeup on for no good reason because it’s Friday and why the hell not. Also I was still in my pjs but can you tell? Yes. Because I just told you. Small Human was having a long nap which means usual boredom ensued for me. After she finally crawled out of her pit we made some lunch. She only ate her crisps or ‘pissies’ as she calls them. (Need to nip that one in the bud). She had 2 whole packets of pissies and threw herself on the floor in a fit of rage when I told her she wasn’t allowed a 3rd pack. The only way I could cheer her up was by letting her be a ‘fishy’ on snapchat. 

I jumped in the car and headed off to pick my younger sister up from Uni as we had a very special date with Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2. It was great and I laughed from beginning to end. It even had my not so secret crush in it. Yondu. Don’t ask me why but I find him weirdly sexy. If anyone knows of a blue man who controls an arrow through a fin on his head then let me know. 

I got back from the cinema pretty late and ended up going straight to bed! 


Up bright and early to head into work for a day filled with clients. 

I arrived home to see my father had popped in to show off his swanky new Porsche 911 Carrera. What a beauty! 

I went to the kitchen to grab a drink and had a fright when I saw a black cat staring straight at me. Taking a dump. In my garden. Yuck! 

We cooked up some grub, put Small Human to bed and talked weddings 👰🏻 super exciting stuff! 

Man Child has been practicing his best mans speech for the wedding of the year which is in oynly one weeks time! Can’t wait to get there and have a day of celebration for 2 lovely people! 

I’m off too snooze and I have a bike ride planned tomorrow on my new bike purchased for me by Man Child! 

Holly 😘

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Help with the cleaning. 

I forgot my blog yesterday. Or more like I was too tired to actually write it by the time I got round to it. Nothing much to report on yesterday other than I went to work to get a facial and have my eyelashes done and it was lovely! 

Today I got up with Small Human and pottered around the house cleaning. She even helped me by hoovering up (or trying too) and then cried when I took it off her… 

Of course you can’t hoover without baby in one hand! 

I headed off to work. Did some lovely clients and painted some nail art on my nails! 

I just got home and had sausages for dinner and now I’m off to relax! 

I realise my blog today has been pretty boring but some days you don’t do a lot and today was that day! 

Holly 😘

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Crazy baby, Chrome nails and work! 

Today was a day for cleaning! 

Small Human actually slept in until 8 today which makes a big change from the usual 6:15 wake up call. I woke up feeling refreshed and feeling the benefits to physio yesterday. Something I haven’t felt in a good few weeks. What a good opportunity to get the house in order. 

Man Child got home from work and we had a passing hello and goodbye as I left for the daily grind. 

The salon was so peaceful when I arrived which obviously meant it was lunch time! The calm before the storm! 

Clients and treatments ensued and I am OBSESSED with Magpie Beauty’s crome powders! 

They’re definitely going to be a big hit this summer that’s for sure. This one is the shade ‘Iris’ and on the top of my list of favourites. 

After work I took the drive home and popped to the shops to get some soya milk. I’m trying a dairy free diet to try and help with the migraines and so far I haven’t found it difficult at all! I may feel some benefits from this and I may not. Only time will tell! 

Small Human was in a crazy mood this evening after her bath. She had a burst of energy running around butt naked and screaming the place down. There’s nothing more satisfying than having a happy child. 

As you can see she’s worn herself out and taken a rather uncomfortable sleeping position. Man Child managed to move her back onto her pillow without waking her up! Score! 

It’s time for crappy TV and a relax. I’ve got some pampering booked in at work tomorrow with my girls and I cannot wait! 

Holly 😘

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All about the nails! 

Yesterday I wrote my blog and actually forgot to post it. That’s what you get for constructing one at 10 to midnight! So today will again be another 2 posts in 1! 

Yesterday morning myself and Small Human played for most of the morning before she went for a really long nap! This gave me the opportunity to not only do my makeup but also my hair. It makes a change from the usual bun head that I am sporting today. 

Man child got home from work and I headed into the salon. I don’t usually take bookings for a Friday but I had a couple of people I wanted to squeeze in before my holiday next week. I am in high demand these days! 

I actually had time in between to do my own nails. En Vouge gel extensions with Shellac colour, flower water decals and Magpie Beauty chrome powder. One of my clients in the week had this colour and I knew straight after I had her that it would be what I would have next. 

I got home fairly late as I usually do on a Friday and Man Child had dinner waiting for me. We caught up with 13 reasons why and only had one episode left which we watched today. It is a programme that pulls at my heart strings and one with a very powerful meaning. 

Onto today. 

Small Human and Man Child were fast asleep when I got up to get ready for work. But this was short lived when she woke up just as I sat down to put my slap on. At least I managed a shower in peace. She sits on my lap usually whilst I’m applying my makeup and she even knows how to use a beauty blender 😂 what have I started! 

I got into work nice and early to prepare for the day and as both my therapists were off it was very quiet in the salon. Don’t get me wrong I was fully booked but I felt that it lacked the usual atmosphere and craziness of a Saturday. 

Nail art is becoming increasing popular again now the weather is getting warmer. Above is Shellac polish with Magpie Beauty chrome powder and butterfly water decals. I could honestly sit and paint nails for hours! 

Homeward bound around 4 for the usual afternoon of mucking around with Small Human, cooking dinner and bathing her for bed. 

She did get sent to the naughty step twice this evening. Once for trying to carry the kitchen bin around. When I told her it needed to stay in the kitchen she screamed and pushed it over. The second time was from throwing her food on the floor at dinner time which she knows she isn’t allowed to do. I took her for a bath which was again a disaster. The second I put her in she screams the house down and I can see and feel the fear in her. It’s devastating! Drama over and she is fast asleep cuddling Gwenguin. 

We just watched the last episode of 13 reasons why and I have to admit it was a difficult one to watch. It did make me cry…a lot! But it’s a brilliant programme and I urge anyone who hasn’t seen it yet to give it a chance! 

We’re sat playing The Binding of Issac and it’s only 2 more sleeps till our holiday!! 

Holly 😘