Lately I have taken to listening to Audio books when I am in bed when I am flicking through magazines, reading blogs or just browsing my various social media accounts and I normally wear headphones because I don't like to have things on too loud upstairs in case I wake Thomas up. We all know headphones aren't the comfiest of things especially when you are lying down. So I was intrigued to see if SleepPhones were as comfy as they seem.


They are quite a nifty little invention and the idea is pretty simple. It is basically a headband with two little speakers on either side which are positioned over your ears. There is a little wire like a headphone wire which can be plugged in to your phone or iPod. It makes listening to music so much comfier if like me you don't like to lay on your back and you lay on your side.

The wired version retails for £29.99 and there are also a version with a volume control on the wire which retails for £34.99 or for £69.99 there is a wireless version.


SleepPhones don't only make headbands to sleep in they also have a range of RunPhones which are headbands you can use whilst you are running which could be a great idea as I could imagine that running with ear phones can be pretty annoying if they keep popping out all the time. 

I would highly recommend this if you are the type of person who does like to listen to audio books or music whilst drifting off to sleep.
Until recently I never bothered filling in my eyebrows probably because I was a little bit scared of making myself look silly and probably a little bit lazy to be honest it just seemed like an extra step in my beauty routine that I didn’t really need. It wasn’t until recently when I dyed my hair a little darker that I looked at myself and knew I needed to make my eyebrows just a touch darker as they seemed to disappear in to my face. Now I’m not talking the ultra-dark HD brows as I’ll be honest they scare me and I am way too pale to pull that look off. I’m talking about just making my brows just a slightly darker shade of brown so it actually looks like I have brows.

As I am a complete beginner myself I thought it would be wise to experiment with a couple of different ways to fill in eyebrows to try and find a way that suited me best. After browsing around Boots looking at every single make up stand I decided to pick up a few bits from trusty old Rimmel. I didn’t want to spend too much money on products to begin with until I know what suits me. So I picked up a brow pencil and a cute little compact and a clear brow gel.



Let me give you a quick rundown of the products and my first impressions of them

Firstly the brow pencil I chose….. in the shade….. I love that there is a little brow brush on the lid of the pencil this is so handy to keep in your make up bag meaning you don’t have to bother taking an extra make up brush out with you. The pencil for me is a little harsh, now I’m not sure whether it is because it is new and it needs to be a little more blunt to get the best out of it. I will keep trying with it though to see how I get on with it.



The next thing I bought which has fast become my favourite it a cute little kit called Brow This Way. It is a little 3 step kit which contains a little eye brow spooly, an angled brow brush, eyebrow powder and brow wax. It’s such a handy little kit and again perfect to keep in your make up kit.




So here’s how I fill in my eyebrows.

Firstly I brush my brows in to place using the spooly and then they are looking neat and in place. I then take the double angle brush and using a light hand I take the brow wax and add a little bit by bit being careful not to over to it, like everything with make-up it’s better to add a little and build it up.

I then use the powder if I need to, to fill in any little gaps I may have, again go steady don’t just plaster it on your eyebrows.

To set my eye brows in place I have been using Brow This Way styling gel in clear. I find this works really well to stop your eyebrows from smudging and it really easy to work with too.





I've not done one of these types of posts for a while so I thought I would share the love a bit and share some of my favourite blogs that I have been loving lately

www.fromgemwithlove.com
Gemma has recently announced that her and her husband are expecting their first child and already she is documenting her pregnancy beautifully. I can't wait to see her pregnancy develop.


www.ohsoamelia.com
I have followed Kerry's blog for a long, long time as her daughter is just a little older than Thomas. Her blog always looks beautiful and she is always posting really helpful posts. Kerry has also recently had her second child harrison who is such a little cutie.


www.scaredtoast.com
I have followed Lorna for many, many years and I always make sure I keep up with her blog I would recommend it to anybody.


www.xameliax.com
I absolutely love Amelia's blog and I always get major blogger envy whenever I visit it.
Amelia and her boyfriend have also just rehomed the most adorable dog, it certainly doesn't help when I really want a dog.

www.foreveramber.co.uk
I have only recently discovered this blog but already I love it. I particularly love when she posts about blogging and shares hints and tips, I feel like I learn so much from her blog.


One of my New Year’s resolutions was to read more and so far I’m failing if I’m honest but I really do need to start making more time to read as I’m building up quite a collection of books now. I thought I would share with you my TBR pile which seems to grow and grow without any books moving to my read pile. I wonder how many of these I could read before July?



In no particular order we have

Confessions of a mother inferior by Ericka Waller
The girl with all the gifts by M. R Carey
We are all completely beside ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
The shock of the fall by Nathan Filer
If I stay by Gayle Forman
The husbands secret by Liane Moriarty

My current book is Confessions of a mother inferior and I am hopefully going to finish that in the next couple of weeks and then I hope to start reading two books a month which shouldn’t be too hard should it? I love reading once I get in to it.