A little lush for your locks

Our hair can really take a bashing over xmas, from straightening and styling to outside elements of late! I’m always on the look out for products to give my hair a boost and I think the Lee Stafford range is a winner.

The secret here is the treatment which is used in between shampoo and conditioner – it really makes all the difference. Here’s what I do:

Shampoo as normal. I find the Coco Loco shampoo takes a bit of effort to lather on my hair. (My hair type is greasy roots and dry ends). Other products in the range are fine. Give it a rinse and then scoop out some of the Coco Loco Mask to apply to the lengths of the hair. I always use a wide tooth comb to bring it through, then leave for 5 mins. The longer you leave it, the better the result. This is the time to wash face, de-fuzz and all the rest….

Rinse! Now comb through some conditioner. You’re done.

Dry your hair and expect to look like this…

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Thats not me by the way.

So there you have it. I have used the Fix It range also and find it great. I went for the Coco Loco this time as I love the smell from my hair and in the bathroom afterwards.

Lee Stafford is available in Boots, and keep an eye out for the 3 for 2 deals. At the moment there is an offer of two products for €13. The shampoo, treatment mask and conditioner are €8.49 each.

Go forth and hog the shower!

How to soothe dribble rash

When my son was teething he developed a rash on one cheek from dribbling. Nothing eased it – from sudocrem to steroid cream it persisted. My local chemist recommended La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume – and it cleared within days.

This cream is ideal for sensitive skin that is irritated in some way. It’s paraben and fragrance free and a staple to have in the house.

 La Roche Posay can be bought in lots of chemists and usually available in Boots. I’m a huge fan and also use it as my skincare regime.

Ouch!

It’s vaccination time. Well, actually it was vaccination time a month ago, but it was her christening and then she got sick and then she had to get better and then I forgot and then it was Christmas….

I, like most other human beings, dread the thought of sticking a needle into a cooing little 3 month old! And dread even more the judgemental look of the nurse when I do it late. The thoughts of her being off form etc afterwards…not very encouraging. I know the importance of it, and will do it (after Christmas). Does everyone else comply?

Setting reminder in iPhone now to ring surgery (after Christmas).

I hope I’m not the only bold mammy who is late getting the injections done….

Space Wars – Return of the Mammy

A long time ago, in a supermarket far,far away…..

A mammy, accompanied by her two apprentices, Darth Toddler and General Newborn entered the galaxy of shopping trollies and groceries. Rain pelted down on the millennium Corsa, making the journey all the more treacherous. The trio searched and searched for a car space, but much to their dismay; finally settling for a space in Zone d – the neutral zone (also far, far away).

Armed with baby carrier, mammy had almost completed her mission. One last challenge – get her crew back to her ship/hatchback in the rain without a pneumonia inducing soaking. With stealth manoeuvres befitting of a ninja, mammy began to hoist Darth Toddler, secure General Newborn in the carrier and make for the Corsa. But then, she saw them……

The Evil Empire. Parent and children car space. Two workman on lunch break (hot chicken rolls in hand). Eating in car. No children in sight.She reached for her lightsaber…..

If I had a light saber that day, or hurley come to think of it, I would surely have used it. Does it not bother anyone else when lazy, inconsiderate drivers use spaces they shouldn’t? I find myself checking for car seats in the back of cars in those spaces lol.

Have you ever been guilty of this? Or just feel like a rant too?!

Bugger off Gina Forde

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A baby over ten weeks, weighing over 10lbs and with no medical issues should be able to sleep through the night……the baby sleep bible according to Gina. I type this as I sit, almost paralysed by fear, baby monitor up full blast, waiting for the ‘stir’. She’s 3 months old, so I decided it’s time for her to start going to bed. Part of me is thinking what is the point? She’ll wake after 30 mins and be up again. But I have to be brave; for the sake of my sanity, my relationship, my dark circles under my eyes and that bottle of wine I opened 2 weeks ago but haven’t been able to savour!

When did you start putting your little one ‘up to bed’? Any funny experiences?

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Bugger off Gina Forde

A baby over ten weeks, weighing over 10lbs and with no medical issues should be able to sleep through the night……the baby sleep bible according to Gina. I type this as I sit, almost paralysed by fear, baby monitor up full blast, waiting for the ‘stir’. She’s 3 months old, so I decided it’s time for her to start going to bed. Part of me is thinking what is the point? She’ll wake after 30 mins and be up again. But I have to be brave; for the sake of my sanity, my relationship, my dark circles under my eyes and that bottle of wine I opened 2 weeks ago but haven’t been able to savour!

When did you start putting your little one ‘up to bed’? Any funny experiences?