Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Yummy Mummy Meme

Thanks so much to Nikki at Girl Next Door for tagging me in this meme...any excuse to tell you all about myself :)  Not that I would consider myself a yummy mummy - I do my best though!

So, here are the rules:

1. When answering the question give as much detail as possible.  It's all about the finer details people!
2. Leave a comment here (Busybeemummybex blog where the meme was created).
3. Tag three or more people and link them to your blog.
4. Tweet #yummymummy when you share on Twitter.

Now to the 'good stuff':

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
At the moment Eli is waking up at the crack of dawn so when I wake up for the first time in a morning I give my Other Half a good boot to wake him up and then he gets up with Eli and I roll over and go back to sleep.  When I HAVE to get up to get ready for work, the first thing I do is wash my face with cold water to try to help make my head a little less fuzzy.  Then I'll try and get myself ready before Meg wakes up. 

Do you shower daily?  Are you an early morning shower or an evening bath type?
We don't have a bath in our current house so my only option is to shower!  I generally try to shower when I get the opportunity.  Sometimes that means first thing in the morning or it can be as late as 10pm-11pm at night if I've not had chance during the day.  I really don't like having to wash my hair as it's such a faff - when I was pregnant my hair didn't get greasy so I could leave it for ages before needing to wash it, it was great!!  Sadly that's the not the case anymore *grump*

Do you wear make up daily?
Yes yes yes!  Even if I know I'm not going out during the day I don't feel like I'm 'ready' unless I've got make up on.  Plus, you never know who's going to show up at your front door!

What's in your make up bag?
I wear Bare Minerals make up so I have all the necessary kit for that - foundation, bisque, warmth, blusher and mineral veil.  Plus mascara and a very fancy eyeshadow set that my parents in law bought me for my birthday.

When you're having a slummy mummy day, what do you normally wear?
I dislike not getting dressed properly.  To me that means putting on jeans and not joggers.  I'd only wear joggers in the evening or if we'd been out somewhere and got soaked, then there's no greater feeling than putting on some nice comfy joggers!  But generally *whispers* I don't have slummy mummy days, just days when I don't bother getting the kids dressed.

Nails - how often do you get them done?
Hardly ever, the first time I'd had a real manicure was for my wedding day and I've never worn false nails.  Probably not even once a year.

Your top tips for tired eyes?
The obvious answer...an early night!  But I know how rare a full night's sleep can be!  I used to use a product called 'Garnier Youthful Radiance Caffeine Eye Roll-On' - I didn't replace it when it ran out although I do keep meaning to so for now I just use concealer.

Are you a Starbucks or Costa Coffee kind of girl?
I don't like coffee but I do love Costa Coffee's hot chocolate.  I drink several hundred cups of tea a day though (just kidding, but only because I'd be going to the toilet every 5 minutes!)

How many children do you have/want?
I currently have two children.  I'd happily have more biological ones but both myself and my Other Half feel strongly about adopting and so we'll probably not have any more of our 'own' in order to be able to adopt.  I'd secretly love to have a brood though!

What is your favourite place to shop for babies/children's clothes?
I find children's clothes so expensive!  Especially considering the mess they get covered in.  Next clothes have always fitted Meg nicely although for every day stuff I don't mind getting wrecked I shop at Tesco or get stuff off eBay.  For Eli, he's too slim for Next stuff so I've found Pumpkin Patch to be a good fit for him. 

Flats or Heels?  Everyday shoes are?
Flats all the way!  I'm not actually a big shoe person - I have a pair of gold ballet pumps that I've worn into the ground, a newer flowery pair of ballet pumps and a pair of white tennis shoes.  That's pretty much all I wear.  I have a pair of dancing trainers that I wear to Zumba and then maybe one or two heeled shoes I can dust off for special occasions.  Not very exciting I'm afraid!

So there you go - perhaps not such a yummy mummy after all :)

I am going to pass on the Yummy Mummy love to the following people:

Hannah @ CupcakeMumma
Louise @ A Strong Coffee
Claire @ Permanently in a Pickle

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