Saturday, 27 September 2014

Pro.Skin Experience

I got invited to visit the ProSkin Clinic, and to be honest at first when I heard about it I was a little bit sceptical about it. I visited the website of the clinic, and quickly changed my mind. The website is a friendly clean looking site, as a media geek I can tell a good website from a bad.
I started reading through all the treatments offered at this clinic and straight away one popped out to me, the Derma-Roller, basically to eliminate stretch marks, it also works for ache, scars etc.
As a mum, my tiger-marks are my war marks; I'm not ashamed of them at all. I never actually got stretch marks throughout my pregnancy; they only really appeared at the end whilst I was overdue by 8days. I tried bio-oil, it didn't work for me, I tried Cussons Mum&Me stretchmark products, and again it didn't work for me. All these creams and oils just didn't have any effect on me.
I know as a mummy that feeling confident in my own skin is important, and I would like to give this option a try, before judging it and saying that cosmetic treatments are a no-go area, I want to try it for myself and see how I feel about in first hand.

So I booked myself in for a consultation, at the Wenlock Street clinic opposite the Marylebone Hotel. Seeing as I live on the central line, it only took me 20minutes to get to the appointment, the closest station is Bond Street, it's about a 5 minute walk (in heels) from the station to the clinic.
As soon as you come out the station, you walk towards Debenhams department store, walk behind the store, and it's along Wenlock Street about 2 minutes.





I walked down Wenlock Street for about 2 minutes, until I found 24 with a sign for ProSkin Clinic on the outer wall. I went down some mental stairs to a door, and entered a little lobby with a big open windowed counter.




Waiting for me was Chez, and the Manager. Chez has introduced me to ProSkin, and works for them. All the staff were so friendly and I got along with everyone instantly, making me feel comfortable and at ease straight away, because being in a clinic can be a scary place but this was very calming. The Clinic itself was very clean; they were actually vacuuming as I was coming in and light, I find that it makes a difference when the clinic itself is bright and clean.






I went in for a consultation and a chat with the manager, she was a lovely lady who really explained to be about the procedure, the clinic itself, and medical information behind procedures and machines. This made me feel very confident in the clinic, not only did I get explanations and the procedures I also got before and after pictures of previous clientele.








3D Lip Machine


I decided I'm going to get the Derma-Roller, I got information and the treatment and how long it will take, the pain scale and aftercare.
I will get getting the treatment next month (October), I was advised to use numbing cream on the sides where my stretch marks are an hour before the treatment to make the discomfort of the needles better. As a blogger I have decided to test out the pain threshold of the treatment, one side I will be numbing the side of my stomach with numbing cream from a chemist, the other side I will be without the numbing cream, and I will give an honest opinion on both sides. Saying that I have over 15 tattoos, so I can handle pain, so I'm anxious to figure out if I can hack the pain or not, because I can get tatt'd but a blood test I absolutely HATE!

Besides Derma-roller, they also had another treatment that caught my eye and that was tattoo removal. Now this is a big thing, and I have lots of question on this, I have a few weeks until my consultation in which I was also offered a patch test for free, so I may decide on trying that out but I got plenty of time to think on that because as you will find out soon in an upcoming post I have reservations on this one tattoo I have.

I am super -excited about my treatment next month, so I will be keeping you up to date all things ProSkin, below I will post information about prices, treatments, and offers.

Outfit

Black Knit Front with Mesh Back Top- Tk Maxx
Jeans- Pull and Bear
Chelsea Boots- Boohoo 



-Loca x

Thursday, 18 September 2014

14 Months Old


The love I have for this boy is unexplainable, more than words can even describe.
Time has flown, 14 Months, From Crawling to Walking and Now Talking, I just appreciate every moment I spend with him.
<3

-Loca x

97 Days Till Christmas !

Like seriously, am i actually talking about christmas in september ?

But when you walk around your local Morrison's and find these ! You realise christmas is coming sooner or later.


Chocolate oranges are available all throughout the year, but not with snow on the packaging, not in mini version, (i'm actually enjoying them right now, so tiny and tasty!).

Not going to lie, I think I may finish them by the time I have finished this post.

So yeah, i'm excited ! Not for christmas.. yet.. but mini chocolate oranges.

They have a deal on in Morrison's at the moment for them, roughly £1-1.50.

Life of a mum, getting excited over chocolate whilst the bubba is sleeping.

-Loca x

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Away for the Night.

Jayden's first night away from me in the one year and 2 months since he was born.

I had been putting it off for the longest time, I really didn't think he was ready to be away from me for the night.
He spends a full day away from me in the day when I have a full-day at work, but he always wakes up to me, and in the middle of the night if he wakes i'm there to put him back to sleep.

I took the opportunity this weekend, while I had a weekend shift at work, and was going out on saturday night to take the plug and let Jayden stay away from me for the night.

Now it's never been a case of will he be looked after okay, because I know that he will be, he loves being at his grandma's , it's more are we both ready to be away from each other for a night.
I felt like we were both ready, and it was a success !

I think because I was kept busy with work, and being out, I wasn't given a minute to be sad, I was happy, and looking forward to be see him next. Yeah i'm acting like its a week, but baby-steps, 1 night at a time.

I think its been great, for both me and my little man.

So take a breath, don't worry so much, and everything will fall into place at the right moment.

 (Off in his backpack)

Red Angry Bird Backpack - Peacock
Denim Shirt- H&M
Trousers- Grandma Purchase
Puma Suedes (Grey and Red L.Edition)- Kids Footlocker


-Loca x

Night Off !

I have two posts i'm about to do, both related.. but you'll understand after you read them both.

First Post- Night Off

So it's was my good friends birthday and she invited me to go out to WestEnd Clubbing. Ekk.
She literally had to book me a month advanced, because she knows the baby situation, I had to get a baby-sitter for the night, get the night off work.. etc.

Anyway

Got a baby-sitter, outfit, heels (which hurt after dancing all night with the girls), so I was ready to go.

Honestly I'm not the big raving type, I think I got it all out my system when I was 18, so after I had Jayden it really didn't bother me when other people go out raving, because it's not my scene. Saying that it is nice to go out with friends for a birthday to a club once every 6 months, its not illegal !

I personally think that going raving every weekend when you're child is at home, practically living with there grandparents is not acceptable. I love spending quality time with my little one, I would choose it over raving any day of the week, all these mums like ' TUN TUN UP, TURN DOWN FOR WHAT'.. urm Turn Down cause your child is at home and your out whining with next man.

Working to provide for our children can be stressful and every parent deserved to have time out to step back from the family life, and remember to be an individual themselves and have a laugh.
Its important to find the balance, as thats key.  You have to be able to put motherhood first no matter what, then give yourself a time out once in a while to rejuvenate.

Children grow up so fast, and its so important to cherish the moments and times we have with them.



Turquoise Dress- Pull&Bear
White Snakeskin shoes- Bershka (Previous Post)
White Snakeskin Clutch- Gigi NewYork (Previous Post)




-Loca x


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Trip to Bicester

I've been meaning to go to Bicester for ages, I love an Outlet, and I love designers so I thought why not go here again, the last time I went I was about 16 and honestly don't remember it much.
So me, my partner and Jayden went off to Bicester on our rare day off.

Bicester Village is not far from Oxford, so from London to Bicester it was about an hour from Marylebone on the train. We got a good seat on the train, so it fit the pram perfectly, and Jayden slept the whole way there so it was even better.

From the station to the actually village was about a 5 minute bus journey, on buses provided from the village, clean, spacious and pram friendly.

We went to eat in Carluccio's, a restaurant I hadn't been to in years, we decided to go and get some italian food.
Baby-friendly 10/10
Kids Menu was a starter of breadsticks which Jay loved, then lasagna for main and ice cream for dessert with a fruit juice.
Honestly I found the lasagna a bit bland and tasteless. Jayden actually ended up eating most of my cabonara.
Jayden sat in his highchair happily, we were sat in a nice spacious area with space for the pram next to us aswell.
He was given a 'little italian journal' (super cute) with some coloured pencils. He loved it, drawing away keeping him entertained for a little while.

I had cabonara and it was nice, my only fault was that the bacon was too fatty but thats just a personal thing.

We then went shopping after we had filled our stomachs.

They have all sorts of shops from Prada, MCM, DKNY to Ralph Lauren.
They had lots of shops to look around but honestly I wasn't too woo'd by them.
I got myself a DKNY purse, because I wanted to get one, along side a matching bag, but I didn't find a bag I was really excited about, so I just got the purse.

Usually I loved going into Ralph Lauren's Kids store, but it wasn't very good. I got my niece a top for her birthday for  good price. But the boys clothing for 1 year olds were not good at all. The shoes section for kids was actually good, I didn't risk buying for Jayden as his feet needed to be measured and they didn't do it in store, so I went without buying any shoes for him.

Oh and the toilets were amazing !
I love a clean baby changing area .. something that people forget in public areas sometime.
It had its own baby-changing room, clean ! With a machine for nappies and wipes aswell incase you forget them. A nice chair for someone to sit in if they are with you, a nice sink, and even Molton Brown handwash and cream too.

I think considering it was an outlet village, the prices weren't as good as I expected for example, UGGs were £180 instead of £200, student discount in office is the same price, if you didn't realise it could be a bargain, but for me it wasn't.

Regardless it was a good day trip out with the family.

-Loca x


REMOTE ON THE LOOSE.

So this is a fairly random post, but honestly I am mind-boggled!
How does a 1 year old hide 2 remotes, the sky and the main TV remote within a living room.
All the family have looked high and low for these remotes and they have literally disappeared into thin air.
The last person to have been seen having them is baby Jayden, playing happily with them, then an hour later they had disappeared.

As he's a 1 year old, and mostly says 'shoooosh' meaning shoes. I'm trying to figure out where he would put them, they are clearly in a really obvious place which we have all past and not noticed, but it has really blown my mind how they have gone missing.

Thought I would share that with you all. Daily life of a mummy, hey!


-Loca x

UPDATE

Remotes were both found, obviously in a place so obvious everybody missed it, underneath the TV Stand with a few DVDs hidden too. ;)