We have a 9 year old!!!

April 25th 2010… That day, my life changed forever. It was the most amazing feeling to have my new baby girl placed onto my chest for skin to skin cuddles.She was so warm and weighed a very healthy 8lbs 9oz!We had our first set of mother/daughter cuddles until it was time for me to be whisked off to theatre to be sewn up following my 4th degree tear!!! Ouch 😲Fast forward 9 years later!This morning, we watched our 9 year old enjoy opening her cards & gifts, playing with her siblings, dancing, taking phone calls ( on HER phone) & generally just enjoying her day. She said it was the best birthday ever πŸ‘πŸΎ (She says this every year lol)My heart is full and I have every faith that she will continue to be the most beautiful, kind, sensitive & caring human being that she is.God is so good and we are giving HIM all the glory today and always πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

Let’s eat cake… πŸŽ‚My babies…πŸ’žπŸ’žThe birthday girl…πŸ‘§πŸΎDaddy’s girl…πŸ’žMummy’s girl…πŸ’žTime to get some sleep and do this all over again on Sunday for hubby’s birthday πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

She’s here πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

Happy to announce that on Monday 11th February 2019 at 10:55am, Praise Sarai Clarke was delivered weighing a very healthy 8lbs 7oz πŸ‘ΆπŸΎ

It still hasn’t sunk in that our blessing has arrived. We are so thankful πŸ™πŸΎ

Praise is now 7 weeks old and we have both been discharged as fit and well πŸ™ŒπŸΎ ( Thank you Jesus)

The past 7 weeks have been very up and down with my caesarean recovery but I wouldn’t change a thing.

I didn’t heal as quickly as I did with Jackson, but eventually, I got there. I’m a 38 year old mama who’s previously had a c section and with two other children to chase after (one being a toddler) so I guess my healing would’ve always taken longer.

I’ve shared a little bit of my journey on Facebook but I’ve mostly shared on Instagram.

Follow me on both – I am Michelle Clarke

Feeling so blessed to be given this opportunity to be a new mama again. I’m so inlove with our newest member of the family and she is deeply loved by us all.

Kristina Thomson Beauty πŸ’‹

I can’t think of a better blog post to celebrate International Women’s Day πŸ’„

After replying to a post on Facebook last month, I had no idea what fun would be involved in embracing my role as a blogger and blogging about other people’s products.

Kristina Thomas is a lovely lady and I’m so happy that I agreed to test out her products.

Kristina’s business goes by the name of Kristina Thomson Beauty and her tagline is “Feel Fabulous with me”

I was so excited when I received her products. It was half term so I was extremely busy with my children and wanted to do a good job of testing. As soon as my eldest returned to school, I was on to testing her amazing products!

Despite a few minor health issues that tried to get in the way, I managed to complete the task of testing and had so much fun in doing so 🀣

I decided to test LIVE using Facebook and then blog back here once I had tested all the products.

Kristina generously sent me;

X2 eyeshadow samples

X2 tinted moisturisers

A lipstick sample

A primer sample

An eye base sample

An eye base & lip applicator

Before the samples were sent out, I was requested by Kristina to send a close up picture of my face to enable her to match products to my skin tone. It was really cleverly done.

The products are from the Colour Me Beautiful At Home Cosmetics Collection. This company is over 30 years old! Products are cruelty free and the company are branching out into networking so feel free to contact Kristina if you are interested in this opportunity βœ… Her details can be found above in the cover photo which is her business card.

Right… here’s what I thought about the make up πŸ€”

I absolutely loved it! I’m not really a makeup wearing woman. I just use the odd lipstick or gloss but have worn more in the past especially when I was competitively dancing.

I found the products really light which I loved. I didn’t feel like they were heavy on my skin at all. Extremely easy to apply and a little went a very long way, especially the lipstick which had to be my favourite! The colour was mahogany and it was beautiful πŸ’‹

The eyeshadows were subtle and didn’t make me look like I had a black eye 🀣 I had shades of purple and they looked great on my skin.

Instead of foundations, I tested tinted moisturisers as Kristina said the moisturisers were better suited to darker skin tones.

The advice I had from Kristina was amazing and I enjoyed testing the eye base as it’s a product I don’t really wear. It did make a difference to the eye colours. Making them stand out more.

Have fun watching my videos of me testing these products below πŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎ

Video 1

Video 2

Video 3

Video 4

If you would like me to test out any of your products, please contact me! You can comment on this blog post or email me at iammichelleclarke@gmail.com

Happy International Women’s Day 😘