Friday 15 January 2016

Chloe Love Story EDP - Perfume Review

A perfume with a Love Story behind it and pleasingly it is a beautiful perfume to fall in love with...

Chloe's Love Story is inspired by Parisian romance and the love padlocks on the bridge of the Pont des Arts the bottle design makes this reference, although since the perfume was launched the authorities have had to remove the love padlocks from the bridge due to safety issues.

Love Story is a floral scent that features notes of Orange Blossom, Neroli and Jasmine from Madagascar. 

Now I am not a huge fan of overly floral fragrances so I wasn't sure if this was going to be my thing but I was pleasantly surprised. The result of the blend of notes is a fresh floral scent that is incredibly wearable for day. Not cloying, not overly strong but romantic,  pretty and noticeable. I mean why wear a fragrance that no one notices?

Chloe Love Story EDP costs £47 for 30ml

Monday 4 January 2016

Pregnancy - What Is The Second Trimester Like?

I had a phenomenal response to my post on Pregnancy - The First Trimester  that I thought I would continue the series with updates on the second and third trimesters.

What follows below is my experience.

The Second Trimester - Weeks 12 - 27

Weeks - 12 -15 - Still being sick, still no energy.

Week 13 - I am sure I can feel baby whooshes across my stomach.

Weeks 16 and ongoing - feeling sick but not being sick! - hurrah!! - Heartburn.... gaviscon is my friend.... very good friend.

Week 17 - I had a midwife appt and got to hear the baby's heartbeat :)

Had a funny turn - flashing coloured zigzags in my eyes, tingling down my left side of my face and arm/hands. then a really bad headache ....

got checked out at the dr's who recommended a hospital visit for an ECG and following that an MRI brain scan to rule out anything more sinister.

I also got to see my hospital notes and I DID have HG in my first pregnancy too - I already felt I knew but it was interesting to see it confirmed and actually written down in black and white.

Week 18 - The odd headache, difficulty sleeping & restless legs

Week 19 - Finally the nausea has gone and no sickness. Feeling proper big kicks now! Love this feeling.

Week 20 - The Anomaly Scan - Baby was being very naughty and lying in the wrong position for the sonographer to take all the measurements that were needed. It took us 2 hours, sugary food, lots of walking and 4 attempts inside the scan room but we got there in the end!

Weeks 21- 27 - Symptoms - 

Tiredness (particularly as I can't seem to sleep much at night)

Restless legs

Pain in my lower regions (I have a feeling this is SPD ) although it is not so severe yet and comes and goes.


Pain when the baby wedges itself in particular positions, particularly near the hips..

Baby loves to kick my bladder!

I have started to gag when brushing my teeth again...

Heartburn which is worse in the god the burning drives me to distraction

Lower leg cramps

On the plus side - 

Lots of lovely kicks and shoves from within by the baby that my husband and seven year old son have felt.

A baby bump!

Buying baby bits which makes it all too real :)

Part three to follow.....

Bettina x


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