Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Why are the baby swimming classes so much fun?



Hi, I am here today to share with you all my thoughts on baby swimming classes, which we have been attending for 3,5 months now. This has been one of the best experiences I got to share with my best little friend so far. 
I was so excited to take him to the swimming pool, yet so worried. The day before our first lesson I was unimaginably stressed and couldn't stop thinking about every possible accident that could have happened. I was afraid that my son hates swimming. Oh boy, I was so wrong! He loved it. He loved every second of it. 
After the lesson, he was equally happy and exhausted.That day he had four naps in total  (it only happened once before- on the day he was born!).


Positive impact on family life

Joining the swimming classes had a massive impact on our lives. First of all- my son sleeps much better. He has a never-ending energy and nothing makes him tired. Thanks to the swimming lessons, he started falling asleep earlier and sleeps more during the day.
He is very sociable and loves interacting with other kids. He is invariably happy to see them every week. Our swimming teacher is lovely, and she encourages learning through play.
Moreover, my son now enjoys taking baths even more than before. He blows bubbles, plays with the toys and loves to splash! (Guess who's the target?)
I love watching my son swimming and excercising in water. I am very proud of him and the progress he made. Joining the classes had a big influence on my mood.I love swimming and being in the water with my son really relaxes my body and my mind.


Stress-free swimming

This will be a new experience for both you and your baby, so you need to plan ahead and prepare everything well to avoid unnecessary stress. 

1. Before you book a class, phone the swimming pool and find out all the details. You need to know if the water is the right temperature (about 31-32degrees C), if there is an on-site car park available, if there are baby changing rooms and a separate room (or larger lockers) to store the pushchair. 

2. A few days in advance check if you have all the stuff you need (baby swimsuit, swimming nappies etc.). Don't leave the shopping for the last-minute


3. Pack your bag the night before the first lesson (click here for the 'what to pack' checklist).


4. Choose comfortable clothes for both you and your baby.


5. Remember that baby's health and safety comes first. Keep an eye on him and don't let him drink the water from the pool (very odd, but many kids love it). Wrap him up in a towel or robe right after you take him out of the water. If your baby seems unwell, do not take him to the swimming pool.



Enjoy it! Swimming with your baby will be so much fun! x






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Monday, 12 June 2017

Liquid lipsticks I did not like


Liquid lipsticks conquered the makeup world a while ago. As a huge fan of matte lips, I am always looking for new and exciting products. Some of them positively surprised me- like my beloved Golden Rose Longstay Liquid Matte Lipsticks. Today, though, I will write about those, who were a real let down.


HOURGLASS OPAQUE ROUGE LIQUID LIPSTICK IN 'BALLET'


This is probably the biggest disappointment in my makeup life. I had such a high hopes for this product. The luxurious packaging and beautiful shade of pink tempted me,
Unfortunately, this is one of the worst liquid lipsticks I have ever used. Not only it is uncomfortable and drying on the lips but also starts to flake as soon as it sets.
The wand picks up such a small amount of product which makes the application a real hassle. Sadly, I can not even do a proper lip swatch for you as the lipstick has dried out 3 months after opening.
A real let down.


MAKEUP REVOLUTION RETRO LUX KITS IN 'MAGNIFICENT' AND 'ROYAL'


I really wanted to love these liquid lipsticks! I ordered them as soon as they came out as I was obsessed with the swatches I saw online. Unfortunately, they are everything I dislike in liquid lipsticks. They have very thick consistency and apply patchily. They are very uncomfortable to wear and start to crumble immediately.
The lip pencils are way too creamy and they break easily. Again, the colours are amazing, but the quality is very poor. I have read a few positive reviews of the lighter colours, but I am not sure if I will give them a go. Worth to mention that the lip kits retail for £6 and they consist of a liquid lipstick and a matching lip pencil.



Have you discovered any exciting lip products lately? Or, perhaps, have any disappoint you?
Share your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks for reading! 





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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

'Woman' stands for strength, creativity, intelligence and independence!

Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda in the Netflix Original Series 'Grace and Frankie'    Photo: Netflix

Are you looking for something to lift you up? To cheer you up? Something to make you want to turn your life upside down and kick start a new, better existence? Look no longer! 'Grace and Frankie' is what you need! 
This is a story about two couples in their 70s (do not close the page yet!) facing the hurricane of their lifetimes! And it all starts with an announcement- the men decide to leave their wives and start a new life together. This could be a plot for an Oscar-winning drama/tearjerker. But it is an uplifting comedy!
Instead of spoiling the plot, I 'll tell you about all the reasons I love 'Grace and Frankie' and convince you to start watching it right now. 

First of all, the series has a fantastic cast! All of the actors got a chance to show off their impressive skills as the characters created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris are incredible. I love all of them, but my favourites are:

Sol (Sam Waterston)- he melts my heart. I love everything about him! The way he moves, the way he talks. I grin from ear to ear only when I look at him. What an exceptional performance by Sam Waterston! 

Frankie (Lily Tomlin) always stays true to herself. She is the sweetest woman on Earth. A free spirit, hippie and an artist. She is hilarious. 


Grace (Jane Fonda) makes me regret not having an exercise routine and dietary self-control. She is so chic and beautiful. Goals!

And Brianna (June Diane Raphael). Well, she is a bad ass. A likeable villain.

Another selling point of this series is its script. 
It is full of jokes and a dark sense of humour. It is witty and well-written. I'll bet people will be quoting 'Grace and Frankie' for decades.

Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen in the Netflix Original series 'Grace and Frankie'.     Photo: Netfilx

'Grace and Frankie' shows gay love 
in an unusual, for mainstream productions, way.  The relationship between Sol and Robert is neither too romantic nor excessively sexual. It's real, and that's what makes it so special.

The series also focuses on empowering women, and this is what I love about it the most.
It proves that 'woman' stands for strength, creativity, intelligence and independence.  Not in an 'I burned my bra' way, but rather: ' I started living an exciting life in my 70s, right after my husband confessed being a gay and left me' way.

Thanks to this series I am not scared of getting old anymore! Grace, Frankie, Sol, Rob and Babe show that you can have an exciting life when you're over 30! And what is even more important, they prove that older adults can have a sexual life. It is not all reserved only for the youngsters. 




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