Weaving my way through motherhood whilst trying not to mess up adulthood.

November Birthdays

November, month of the Sagittarius and a month full of birthday celebrations and so much cake that if I blinked and made a wish I might turn into Mary Berry herself.

On the 26th of November Lashgang celebrated turning one! Such an achievement and unlike when your little one turns one and you umm and ahhh about having a party because you know it's just gonna be adults drinking processco, this gang KNEW they were gonna have a party filled with balloons, party hats, tea party food and a photo booth as well as the opportunity to get lashes beautified by the talented Nouveau Lashes technicians.

But, let me walk you through my day-take my hand...come with me...

In an ideal world I would lie in- not sure until what time but just to have an  option to sleep past eight in the morning suits me just fine. Okay, so I would have a lie then be woken by a brunch of fresh fruit and yogurt and all things yummy and harp music will fill the room, easing me into my morning routine....

In reality, I woke up early to get ready for my day in Purley and to take Lei to her extracurricular activity before heading to the train station. Fairly straightforward and the journey down to Purley wasn't bad at all. One insta video of me looking all nonchalant and casual, and a hour and a half later I arrived at Purley Station. I met up with Kelila and we made our way to the lashgang birthday bash!

Unfortunately we were late so missed pass the parcel but we had such a good time socialising, getting some great tips and just generally being inspired by so many fantastic lashgang members. As the party came to a close there was an award ceremony and we got given our party bags which  had even more lashes,a Nouveu lashes/lashgang canvass bag, lashgang badges which Lei has already claimed and pinned to her bookbag and a make up bag from emj .

The journey home however, wasn't as straightforward. There was no 'ohh-i'm-filming-myself-but-will-look-like-i'm-not-while-I-look-away-and-pretend-I'm-an-actress' videos, no tweets, no facebook updates, no nothing because my battery percentage was so low it was a joke and I wouldn't dare use it because somehow, only God knows how, I ended up in Balcombe which if you know me personally and know where I live, will know that that is nowhere near my home and it is the most loneliest, saddest (insert every sad feeling and emotion here***) station I have ever been to with it's two platforms and trains that whizz past but don't stop unless a hundred and fifty five hours have passed by. Gosh, I was so annoyed and cold, so so cold; I couldn't wait to get home.

After ten years, a mortgage and a remortgage, eight more kids and a dog I finally got home- I'm dramatic but trust me, it was so long and tiring I couldn't even bare it, every station I went bythat brought me  closer to home I would put my fingertips on the window and whisper "Home" ( HA! I joke,I joke- you DEFINITELY get my point-it was long!)
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After falling into an exhausted slumber, I woke the next day excited because my ROCK, my go-to, my best friend and number one supporter, fan, cheerleader, my mumma was celebrating her big Five-O birthday! Showered with gifts and a lovely dinner in the evening and the promise of a spa the next day with my dad, my mum was absolutely in her element and celebrated in style surrounded by love and laughter- best ingredients for a birthday.

Happy Birthday Mum and happy birthday LashGang- here's to many years of being fantastic, amazing and achieving great things *raises glass*


Jade Priscilla

***Apoligies if you are the mayor of that area or just a normal person having the time of your life- sowwie

.....And Relax

My book is well loved ha! nearly finished, look out for a review
Let's set the scene....

You return home from work, stand outside your house and fumble around your handbag for the keys to the front door. Biscuit wrapper, hand sanitiser, lipsticks with no lids on gathering the crumbs and debris from the bottom of your bag- lipstick ruined, keys still not found and you start to panic.
The thing about panicking is that as your heart races and the worst case scenarios flash through your mind, the truth is whilst one hand remains in the bag your eyes are not and then when you realise the sheer stupidity of it, you find your keys hooked onto a tampon and you want to hurl the whole bag AND keys across the road but instead you breatheeee....unlock the door and begin your evening routine.

Now, don't be fooled in believing that I do this every evening, but if I have a few days off then it's all rock n roll.

First things first (I'm da realest) uniform off and into washing machine and then I run a bath...

 The water will be too hot as my toe test will tell me but I will get in anyway and pray that I will leave said bath intact and not resembling a burnt turkey


Time for:

Music-This depends, I go through bursts of wanting to hear music all the time then times when I just like nothing but the sound of the airvent in the bathroom.....

Current song of choice atm is JoJo- I Am

A book/magazine- One of my guilty pleasures is to catch up on on all the entertainment, reality star gossip, Hollywood gossip. If I am not accompanied by a mag then it will have to be a good book.

I am currently reading The Passenger by Lisa Lutz .Well I have been reading it for about 6 months, not because it's slow but because I kept putting it down and starting other books . Look out for a review.

Hot chocolate: I have a specific 'hot choc mug' and it has to be cadburys and  it has to be rich and creamy and have a love for hips, thighs and bums---Perfect! Marshmallows and whipped cream optional of course.

Face Mask- Nothing beats stepping out of the bath or shower with smooth baby smooth skin. I got the rejuvenating collagen mask in a goodie bag and I am excited to try it as it promises such good things for the skin

Time has passed and although my appearance is  not so much a burnt turkey, I am very much a prune- A very clean, relaxed and refreshed prune ready to tackle the next working day or lounge on the sofa and watch tv.

How do you relax and unwind after a long day, I would love to know.


Jade Priscilla

Flatlays, lashgang and me oh my!

*Meekly walks onto stage*

Hello, remember me?

It has been a while, I think I took the whole procrastination malarky a bit to far, resulting in procrastination turning into laziness and a bit of fear.

"Jade you should write," I get told all the time leaving my mouth and brain to have a tug of war about the art of lying and my penchant for doing nothing. It goes something like this:

Mouth: Yes, yes, I'm working on something at the moment.
Head: Liar
Mouth: I have been so busy etc etc but next Tuesday, that's the day, keep an eye out
Head: You really need to stop....

Yeaaaah,I annoy myself sometimes, especially as I am full of ideas and words that  just want to be written but that fear I mentioned always manages to creep back in and I find myself reverting that post about the school run and that time I fell between a portaloo back into my drafts because I think who cares? ( Now you all want to know how I did that- I don't know- but I have a dent in my leg and a bruise from August that won't fade.PS: I didn't fall into it! ha)

Maybe I will write and write and noone but a robot from some country far away will ever read it, oh and my mum and bestfriends because they are forever my cheerleaders but it doesn't matter because I am back,don't know for how long and I won't be making any promises that I will write everyday because and I will be honest I am lazy and enjoy daytime naps and crap daytime tv when I am not working a 12 hour shift, thank you very much.

A few weeks ago, I went to the beautyblogger awards, I took hardly any pictures and forgot my notebook and felt like a bit of a loser amongst everyone who seemed to have their shit together. As I filled in a registration form for lash gang, I apoligised for my lack of insta followers, twitter followers,lack of blog posts *sigh* and you know what I was told, I was told to stop, stop making excuses because it doesn't matter. I was made to feel like my thoughts and opinions were valuable just as much as someone who has tens of thousands of followers.( Thanks Beth Eleanor)I left feeling inspired, copied all of my bestfriend's notes and decided that I must stop comparing myself to others and just be me.

I am part  of a gang-lashgang which is run by Nouveau lashes and boy is it the coolest. They stock a variety of lashes as well as eyemakeup remover and now eyelash extenstion remover( goodbye cloggy vaseline eyes)   I have extremly thin lashes and I am appalling at applying lashes which is why I usually get indivdual lashes, so when I received a special parcel from Noveau lashes with even more lashes and a lash and brow conditioning serum, I was excited to see if it would make a difference to my lack of eye hair.

Albeit it's only a few weeks buuuttt my indivdual lashes have stayed on much better this time around, which means they are slowly getting stronger. You apply it as you would mascara which I love,so much easier than a thin paint brush thingy that I used to have for growth and conditioning.

And that is all for now, I hope to see you soon, let me know what you have been up to.


Jade Priscilla

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