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Some mummy treats...

This week I was given the most beautiful hamper from the team I work with before I go off to go on maternity soon (12 days - I am not counting - honest!!). 

In it was not only lots and lots of lovely things for baby but thoughtfully some yummy things for me to relax with before the big day and after of course in the recovery.

How beautiful is it wrapped too?! 

I haven't really done a beauty review for some time so thought it best I update you on at least a few bits!

The first thing that jumped out of the hamper for me was this Barry M Mint Green Nail polish! The colour is beautiful - I am a real magpie for anything teal, turquoise or green so this was a perfect match as a pressie for little old me - I think the lovely lady who put it together knows me too well! I have blogged about Barry M before and now have quite a little collection going, I think this may well be new favourite, with the Peach Melba as close second!

The longevity of the varnish is good, it's been on a good few days now (with no top coat I should add) and hasn't chipped or come away at the cuticle, and a major plus for me is that its still so shiny and fresh looking. The only thing I would say is that it took 3 coats for it to look tidy to me but I am by no means a professional nail painter! Retailing at just £2.99 I think its a bargain! 

Image from Barry M

I was also lucky enough to receive one of the new Aquarium Nail Effects polishes from Barry M, although I admit I am yet to try this one I have read some fantastic reviews. I love the green too much to take it off just yet! 

When I do though I will share it on my Instagram account for you all to see. Have any of you tried this collection yet?

Other treats in here included some cocoa Vaseline to stop my lips chapping (that's gone straight into my hospital bag) and some Sanctuary bath Salts that I am planning to use tonight when the football is on (any excuse for a pamper!!). The salt has almond oil as a key ingredient - perfect for stretching skin and easing the itching that goes along with it. There was lots of others things in the hamper to show you but I will tell you about them as I try them. 

Lots of love, 
Hayley xx


  1. Always lovely to get presents for Muma too! I'm looking forward to seeing the aquarium polish on!

    Enjoy your pamper, how exciting you'll be off work soon! Xx

  2. Aw how lovely! And exciting to be less than a fortnight until you're off work! x