I’m so excited to finally reveal our big news, We’re expecting our first child in January! I did mention in a post a few weeks back that I’d been ill hence my lack of posts and now I can finally tell the world why! My husband and I feel very blessed! Of course Daphne had to be involved in the announcement too, she can’t wait to start guard dog duties.

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As I said I haven’t been well at all since around week 5. Whoever named it morning sickness is a massive liar, it’s all day and night sickness! However I know a lot of women go through it and it’s totally worth it in the end. I was being sick around 10 times a day at one point so got some anti sickness tablets from the doctor which are safe for pregnant ladies.

We ended up booking a private scan at 7 weeks just to ease our minds a little and everything was fine. We then had our dating scan last Monday and our little monkey has grown lots so I’ve been put forward 5 days which means they’re due on the 7th January 2017!

I don’t want this to be a long post, I just wanted to finally share my good news! We knew before 4 weeks so it feels like I’ve kept this a secret from my blog forever! We are currently thinking that we’re not going to find out the gender but anything could happen in 7 weeks to change our mind. I also realise it’s still very early days but of course I’ve bought a few cute bits, I’m in love with The White Company now!

For now I’m just hoping for a happy and healthy baby. Of course I’ll be posting the odd baby related post on Glossy Boutique but I definitely won’t be straying from my usual stuff either!

Do you have any pregnancy tips?

Ta Ta for now,

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If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen me tweeting about a brand called Luxplus. I feel very honoured to be writing a few articles for them on their site. Luxplus was originally available in Denmark but are now spreading over Europe including to the UK.  The general idea to Luxplus is that you pay a monthly membership of £8.99 per month which then entitles you to huge savings (up to 80%) on makeup, fragrance, skin care and home products. They really do sell a massive range of products!

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My first article is all about some new L’Oreal products that I picked from the Luxplus site and have been trying out. I have tried some of these products before and had to repurchase as they’re amazing, in particular the True Match foundation. I also love the L’Oreal colour riche lipsticks. For these two alone, compared to Boots you’re saving over £5.

Other products I’ve found that are so much cheaper than everywhere else include the Scholl electronic foot file at just £18.95 instead of £30 and Clinique’s Moisture Surge for £24.95 instead of £35. Also, Luxplus now sell Victoria’s Secret sprays and lotions which is great as I struggle to get to a store plus they’re cheaper!

It may seem silly having to pay for a membership before you buy anything but in the long run, you’ll save so much. Your first month is free and you could even buy gifts for friends and family members. The shipping is also free and super quick, probably just as quick as ordering from somewhere in the UK. Luxplus sell some amazing products from companies such as Essie, Rimmel, Clinique, Estee Lauder which are some of my favourite beauty brands. They are daily adding and restocking products so definitely keep checking back if you’re after something in particular. I’m praying the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess perfume makes an appearance on the site soon!

Have you seen any bargains from Luxplus?

Ta Ta for now,

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Kurt Geiger are one of my favourite accessory brands, their products look super expensive but don’t have that lottery winner price tag. Kurt Geiger have produced some more amazing shoe designs for Summer 2016 and I couldn’t resist these Carvela ‘Keeping’ tan sandals.

Summer Shoes with Kurt Geiger

Summer Shoes with Kurt Geiger

Kurt Geiger Summer Shoes

Summer Shoes with Kurt Geiger

Carvela is a collection from the Kurt Geiger brand which includes tote bags, classic clutches, high heels and casual trainers so you really can find something for everyone. I opted for the ‘Keeping’ sandals* as they’re so versatile and would literally look amazing with any outfit including this River Island maxi dress! Made from real leather, they are also super comfy whilst not being as dressy as stiletto heels but adds more to an outfit than flat sandals.

The wedge height measures at 70mm so easy to wear in the day or even at a meal for date night which is when I took these photos last weekend. The quality of the leather is gorgeous and doesn’t rub on my feet at all as it’s so soft. These sandals are now in the sale reduced from £89 to £59 which is a bargain for a pair of shoes that feel and look this luxurious. I can tell that I’ll wear these shoes for many Summers to come, lets just hope the sunshine appears soon! Daphne insisted on being in every shot for these shoes so I thought I’d add one photo of us both!

Have you got any beautiful Kurt Geiger shoes on your wishlist for Summer?

Ta Ta for now,

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Finally, we have a good un! I’ve moaned for quite a few months about the My Little Boxes but I absolutely love this months My Little Summer Vibes Box. I feel MLB came good just at the right time I was getting very close to cancelling. However, the Summer vibe to this box (see what I did there?) has got me all excited and in hope that Summer will finally arrive in the UK.

My Little Summer Vibes Box

My Little Summer Vibes Box

My Little Summer Vibes Box

My Little Summer Vibes Box

Ciate Paint Pot £6
This is probably my least favourite product in the box just because I have some very similar shades already. I think this lilac shade would look great on someone with longer nails but mine are short and bitten so I tend not to wear polish. However, it is a cute size and I do like Ciate as a brand.

Too Faced Glitter Glue £10
When I had my makeover at Sephora, they used the Sephora glitter glue to help keep a glittery eye shadow in place. It worked so well and I was really happy to see the Too Faced version in this months box. It’s only a mini version but I don’t really have many glittery shadows anyway so I probably won’t use this that much. However, it’s always handy to have!

Girls Just Wanna Have Sun T-Shirt £15
This top is so cute but I’d probably just wear it in the house or for bed as I’m not going on holiday again this year. I’m not sure about the £15 price tag but it is definitely unique. If I was to wear this on holiday, it would look great with a pair of denim shorts, flip flops and oversized sunglasses! Ah, get me on a plane to somewhere hot!

My Little Box Swimsuit Pouch £6
This reminds me of the passport wallet they had in a Summer box last year. They’ve completely thought out of the box and come up with something everyone needs for their summer holiday but is often forgotten. This can be used in so many ways, whether it be to keep valuables in when on the beach to stop any water getting in your phone, as a makeup bag or as a bikini bag.

My Little Beauty Sea Salt Spray £7
I love trying sea salt sprays from different brands so I was very excited to get this! I always love the My Little Beauty products and I’ve got a feeling this will be no different.

Kusmi Tea AquaRosa £11 for 10 Tea Bags
I’m really excited to try this, I just need to figure out how to use it! It sounds amazing and I’ll definitely be ordering more if I like it.

Overall, I love the My Little Summer Vibes box and I’m so glad MLB have given me an excuse not to cancel. My Little Box retails at £14.95 including postage.

What do you think of this months box?

Ta Ta for now,

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