Friday, 18 April 2014



First of all, HAPPY EASTER :) Hope you all have a lovely long weekend and eat lots of chocolate! Plus I have a little treat for you today to celebrate Easter Friday and also my blog reaching over 500 followers a little while ago now which there is only so many times I can say thank you for :) There will be 1 prize, 1 winner and will run for exactly 4 weeks ending on the day I come back from Holiday which is perfect timing!

The Prize

NARS Multiple - either in Matte or Original and the choice of colour is up to you. Can be used for cheeks or lips, or any other way you wish really. Head to this page here to see what colours are available.

Pictured is the shade Anguilla from the Matte selection.

The Rules

1. You must do the minimum mandatory requirements on the Rafflecopter below.
2. No 'accounts purely for competitions please - this is not allowed. This competition is for bloggers only and if you are not a blogger you will be disqualified.
3. The winner will be notified by an announcement on Twitter within 24 hours of the competition ending.
4. This competition will run from 8am 18/04/2014 and end a month later at 8pm 16/05/2014
5. Winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter, after announcement you have a week to reply before another winner is chosen.
6. This is a UK giveaway only.

As a side note and not as part of the rules:

1. Do not follow just to unfollow afterwards please - it isn't nice & will hurt my feelings :( - you don't want that do you?
2. Do NOT post this competition on any other website such as competition forums/sites without my permission.

Sorry if there you feel these rules are unfair in any way, please do contact me on if you wish to discuss any of my rules further.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Love, Gemma xo

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Easter Festivities ❤


This post is a little early, as we are having to celebrate a little early. I am gutted I won't be spending the whole weekend with Corey but we have been having fun so far :) Easter officially starts this Friday though so I thought I would share with you what we have been up too:

So this is the Easter Bonnet I created for Corey's pre-school parade, I tried very hard to make it boyish and it was a sad attempt but there is always next year :) Corey cried having to wear it anyways, just like all the other kids haha!

I decided to do an Easter Basket for Corey instead of eggs, which I think is a lovely idea by Kerry from Oh So Amelia :) We have already started digging into!

So as our weekend started earlier, Corey got his presents earlier too. These included Woody, Leap Frog Scribble & Write as well as a fair few different role play hats (policeman, fireman etc) which are all at my mums house!

These are some lovely crafty bits I was sent by Hobbycraft* to have a play with :) Cards aren't quite finished yet as you can probably tell but I am loving the hand puppets!

Half Term means everywhere is absolutely heaving although we braved the park anyways, where a miracle happened and my partner joined us on his day off! It was such fun and really enjoying the sunshine :)

We are hoping on Friday to go for our first picnic of the year if the sunshine holds out. So that is it from my family and I, what have you done to prepare for Easter & what will you be doing over the weekend? :)

Love, Gemma xo

Sunday, 13 April 2014

SERIES: Have You Discovered.. Powder/Blotting Methods?


Ohh another week of the #haveyoudiscovered series is upon us :) This week topic is Powder/Blotting Methods.

Two weeks a go I did a post about foundation which you can read here, it were No 7 Beautifully Matte, now today is all about powder so I am sharing what I use on a daily basis which make a great duo. My powder is No 7 Perfectly Light Pressed Powder in Translucent.

Wearing these both together I rarely find myself having to touch up on a day now. For me, this is a massive thing as I have extremely oily skin and before I would touch up countless times a day. Lets face it that what we all want, good skin all day as much as can be. I am so overly pleased with this product that I just recommend both this and the foundation so highly all the time especially for oily skin sufferers like myself. Plus at £11.50 it isn't so bad as you don't need much, they do have different colours too but as I am pale translucent is perfect for me :)

I have heard so many good things about Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, but for me it wasn't good at all - what do you girlies use? :)

Love, Gemma xo

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Colic Awareness with Infacol*


Today I have something to share to help raise awareness of an amazing new website that has launched called :)

Most parents if not all would have heard of Infant Colic which is a common condition affecting 1 in 5 infants in the UK. Whilst it is not a serious medical condition, sometimes it is possible to alleviate the distress and discomfort. *

The solution to help would be Infacol who offer the UK No 1 Colic Remedy. Their remedy is:

- Specially formulated to relieve wind, infant colic and griping pain.
- Can be used from birth
- Natural orange flavour
- Sugar, alcohol and colourant free
- Comes with a handy integrated dropper - making it easy to give to your baby
- Each bottle contains enough liquid for up to 100 doses

Some of the most common signs of Colic are:

- High pitched, inconsolable cry that normally occurs late afternoon or early evening, but can also occur throughout the day
- Baby will also tend to pass more wind than usual
- Draw his or her knees up to their chest and go red in the face with discomfort
- Little one’s tummy will become swollen and bloated with the trapped wind

On average, anxious first-time mothers make 16 trips to the doctors over a child's first year, with colic being in the top three concerns of new mums.
According to a study reported by Benenden Healthcare Society of 2,000 British mums - Nov 2012 and also Bounty Research Poll of 520 parents - Oct 2012

As you can imagine this can be extremely painful for the baby as well as daunting and stressful for the parent. Hence why Infacol have created drops to help which have been a huge success. But now also they have set up this website called - it is the world's first virtual colic clinic for parents :)

This new site offers a new way for parents to get immediate, 24/7 support by accessing video response answers to important questions about dealing with colicl either through a phone, tablet or laptop/computer. As well as also offering a quick and easy questions with yes/no answers to whether your child could possibly have Colic.

I think this new site is really amazing and I couldn't even begin to imagine what it is like for baby or a parent to deal with Colic. I am glad I have found this amazing site and glad I have this knowledge to help me prepare for my next child in the near (ish!) future!

Be sure to check the site here!!! How many of you have had children with Colic? I would love to know how you coped?!

Love, Gemma xo

Thursday, 10 April 2014

REVIEW: Lush Goodies


Okay so I am ashamed to admit that I have never tried Lush before besides being a massive bath lover. But a few weeks ago I was at my first ever bloggers meet and picked up some goodies which actually ended up being my Mother's Day Presents which you can read about here.

Well this is what I picked up:

Hello Sunshine Gift Set (Brightside Bubble Bar and Charity Pot)
Ickle Robot
Think Pink
Bubblegum Lip Scrub
Honey Trap Lip Balm

At the weekend I had some "me" time and gave my first ever Lush bath a shot using the Think Pink Bath Bomb whilst watching Sex In The City 2, perfect girly time!

It was honestly the best bath ever, a slight pink heaven and I loved it - the smell was just gorgeous and lasted the whole bath which was over 2 hours as I was that relaxed!

Now onto the lip bits I brought:

Let me just start of by saying the smell of the Bubblegum Lip Scrub is just so amazing!!! I don't particularly get dry lips very often but sometimes they just need a little something to help, this lip scrub worked miracles - my lips have never been so soften and really helped to apply some matte lipstick with an ultra smooth finish. The Honey Trap Lip Balm was great, subtle and moisturising just what I like. Plus you don't need much product of either of them so they will last a long time, which is always good!

The price isn't at all bad for their products either at only on average £3 per bath bomb. I can't believe I have gone so long without using Lush and I can't wait to try the other bits I brought :) What is your absolute favourite product?!

Love, Gemma xo

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Brit Mums Live Attendee :)


Many of you read this will be well aware of what Brit Mums Live is but a 2 day blogging conference for mummy and some daddy bloggers, it's going to be good :) They have speakers, work shops and an awards evening which voting is still open for a few more days so please go read my post about it here and vote for me if you like this blog :) as it'd mean the world to me!

So Brit Mums had this amazing idea and created a bit of a 'Get To Know Me' tag for all the attendee's and then link up here.

Name: Gemma

Blog: Sunshine On A Cloudy Day

Twitter ID: @sunshineblogxo

Height: 5ft 8

Hair: brunette - shoulder length straight

Eyes: Blue

Is this your first blogging conference? Yess, nervous is an understatement

Are you attending both days? Indeed I shall be!

What are you most looking forward to at BritMums Live 2014?

For me mostly it is about putting names to faces and making some friends plus we are all going to spending 2 days about a hobby we love - going to be amazing :)

What are you wearing?

I don't know what do people wear to these things?! Knowing me probably jeans or leggings with a dress or nice top :)

What do you hope to gain from BritMums Live 2014?

To make some friends and hopefully improve some blogging skills from the workshops

Do you have any tips to pass on to others who may not have been before?

Just think of it as we are all going to be on the same boat (hotel!) so you aren't alone with that nervous feeling. It's going to be a fun couple of days, meet some of those twitter buddies you tweet all day long and learn some bits to help improve your blog etc. I am meeting up with some other newbie bloggers before hand to ease out nerves some how, if anyone wants to join do feel free :)I generally am quite a shy person to start off with so if you see me over the 2 days then do come say hello, I would love to meet everyone :)

I have brought my ticket, although whether I will be able to attend or not is unsure at the moment. I am still looking for a sponsor as at the moment it is money I can't afford, well my mums money - so if you know any companies who might be looking please point them in this direction :) So who of you are going?!

Love, Gemma xo

Monday, 7 April 2014

Time To Myself..


With Corey being at his dads for the weekend, as he does every other weekend and my other half was working a fair bit so I finally decided to take full advantage of some "me" time - here is a look into what I got up too:

On Saturday firstly I got my hair done thanks to mummy dearest, after headed back to hers to watch Grand National, for once my horse actually came in 2nd (chose the name because of a TV series I used to watch!). In the evening partner and I chilled, watched some movies whilst cuddled up in my blanket on the sofa and a cheeky glass of wine which was nice. We watched Hunger Games, the first one as apparently it is so good - our first ever date we watched it in the cinema so trip down memory lane for us. Who knows if the second one is just as scary and gross? I was knackered so headed to bed early (ish)!

Sunday, after a long lay in well I felt like I had a proper pamper day - my first ever bath filled with Lush products which I shall review another time, watched some truly girly movies whilst anxiously counting down the hours before Corey came home.. Oh also throw in a little blogging here and there :)

I really wanted to do my nails but was feeling a bit too lazy!

Something amazing happened too, I reached 500 BlogLovin followers and of course I have you to thank for that. I just can't describe how much that means to me :) my little old blog growing day by day really is something that I am hugely proud of, and thankful for all the friends it has brought along too ❤ If you are following then why not?! You can follow by clicking here.

Honestly though I really enjoyed a weekend where I full on relaxed, took some time to myself and recharged my batteries a bit. Been a long time since I have done anything of the sort and as long over due it was, I enjoyed every minute. But nothing is better than having Corey back :) just look at how much of a cutie is his:

What do you do when you just need a break?!

Love, Gemma xo


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