To find out or Not to find out… that is the question!

I’ve got two weeks to wait until my next pregnancy scan… and I’m DYING to find out the baby’s sex. That was, until my partner let slip that he really doesn’t want to find out. Oh. We were at my cousin’s house for a curry night, and the topic of finding out the gender came up in…

Ah for f**k sake!!

There’s nothing more disconcerting than coming across a news story like the one above, especially after you’ve just consumed the very product they’re on about. Read the article here! It’s just so DISAPPOINTING!!! These are the only crisps available where I work that I can eat, so I’ve been munching them on a regular basis…

Embarrassing admission #1

I’ve had a mild rash on each cheek for the last few months which I thought was pregnancy related… (facial, not butt!) Then someone bought me new makeup brushes and all of a sudden it went away. I realised the old blusher brush I had been using was over ten years old and probably never…

Skin issues? Urban Decay All Nighter foundation is a must-have!

I’ve found the hold grail. Not the real one, but the holy grail of foundations. The purchase to end all other foundation purchases. I’m in love!! I’ve spent a small fortune trying to find a foundation that suits my skin, has brilliant coverage yet doesn’t become cakey or oxidise (turn darker and patchy as the…

What non-acne sufferers just don’t understand

OK, so I may have my previously problematic skin under relative control now, but the emotional scars of that horrific period still remain etched into my brain and probably always will be. If you too have gone through something like a bout of cystic acne at any stage of your life then you’ll know what…

Glucose Tolerance Test: What to expect!

I just received my second appointment *urgh* to get this test redone in a few weeks and suffice to say I’m not looking forward to it! Thanks to my dodgy bowels (Thank you coeliac disease!!), I’m at a higher risk of developing diabetes – and presumably gestational diabetes too, as I was called into the Obstetrics…

Easy flourless Gluten-Free pancakes in five minutes!

I’m super lazy when it comes to making things from scratch – if it takes longer than 20 mins I couldn’t be bothered! Plus, when I get hungry, I want food NOW! That’s why I love these pancakes. My friend shared this recipe with me yonks ago and I think they are a must-have for…

‘Skinny Shaming’ a pregnant chick…

This year – for the first time since I can remember – I didn’t spend my Halloween weekend fancy-dressed up and covered in fake blood, with back-combed hair and drink in hand while tottering around the pubs and clubs getting pissed as a fart. Nope, this weekend we decided to attend a Bump & Beyond!…

TOP FIVE coeliac survival tips for gluten-free newbies!

 DON’T ask if it’s gluten-free, ask if it’s COELIAC FRIENDLY. That has the waiter/cook bouncing backwards. Suddenly you’re not a fussy customer on a fad diet, but a customer with serious dietary needs. They get a bit scared, lawsuits come to mind… If I tell them it’s gluten-free and they get sick, will I get fined/taken…

How I CURED my cystic acne

Previously I wrote a loooong rant about how I developed cystic acne in the first place, so now I want to help anyone out there who may be in the same boat as to how I FINALLY cured it. Firstly, I did a bit of research into natural ways of balancing hormones and what to…

Honeymoon period – my ass!

So apparently the second trimester is when pregnant women are supposed to get relief from the hellish nausea, raging mood swings and general fatigue that ‘plagues’ the first few months of pregnancy – apparently. Did I miss the bus?! I’m lucky enough to have mostly avoided the fatigue thus far, but nausea and mood swings?…

Off to the market…

This makes me very happy. Saturdays in general make me happy but going to the local Artisan market where I can gorge on salted caramel, gluten-free cupcakes makes me veeeeery happy! The above wonderful lady who bakes these creations is herself a coeliac, and so I can stuff my face with gleeful abandon and not…