Tigerlilly Quinn

Monday, 27 March 2017

Green People - Celebrating twenty years

I've been a massive fan of Green People and their products for about ten years now. Not only for my children but also for myself (their lip crayons are the best). Whilst I tend to use a mix of products for my own skin I started using Green People on Wilf as a baby and have honestly never swayed. We use everything from their suncream to their shampoo and I know it's always going to be the best thing for my kiddos.

I'm really excited to be working with a brand that I love so much to celebrate their 20th anniversary! I think it's another testament to them that in such a competitive industry they have continued to grow and especially that they are so true to their voice and ethics.

The product I'm talking about today however is their 'BabySalve' from their organic baby range. It's a product thats been used by parents and midwives for years with dramatic results. I first noticed the product when a customer had posted a picture onto Green People's FB page of the difference it had made to her baby's skin issues. The picture showed a before and after within 72 hours to create a remarkable difference to his eczema condition. I'm not quite sure why it came up in my feed that day but I've since noticed a few pictures of the results from mothers claiming the same transformations, you can actually see some here.

Whilst neither of my children have luckily had any skin problems we have used it as treatment for nappy rash, something Wilf would get quite badly from time to time. I tend to keep one at home and then carry a travel size one in my bag, I use it as lip balm quite often but I've recently used it on my skin at night when it was feeling particularly dry. It's really like a multi purpose balm that can be used for just about anything!

I know that when it comes to things I use on my kids skin I'm really fussy. Babies and children have much more sensitive skin than adults and as such absorb so much more of the nasties that are in everyday products.  It's a subject I've become wiser to over the years and try to educate myself on as best as I can. I'm still learning though! I've actually just discovered how stripping SLS is to my hair and am totally changing up the products I use the contain these. Funny enough it was using the kids shampoo when I had ran out of my own that prompted me to look a little further into the subject. Although that's a whole different conversation to be had I suppose!

As part of their 20th anniversary celebrations Green People are giving away free samples of their Baby Salve. All you need to do is enter your details here signing up to newsletters is totally optional so theres no catch just an opportunity to give it a try yourself!

In association with Green People - Photos by Lauren Jayne Hall 

Friday, 24 March 2017

Beautifully Unpredictable - Washed in Happiness

I love these pictures so much, I feel like they combine everything I love, colour, Bristol, the harbourside, hanging out with friends and feeling 100% comfortable in the clothes I'm wearing. I think that comes across in the shots too, especially the one above!

I'm working with Fat Face in this post to showcase some of their summer collection. Inspired by items that can be worn whatever the weather as we all know the British weather is beautifully unpredictable. My hero item from this range would definitely be the Melrose Mac in the honey colourway. I'm obsessed with this coat now and have worn it non stop since. It's brilliant on the school run as I am more often than not getting caught in showers (anyone else notice they always happen at school run time??).

In the first pictures I paired the jacket with the Stratus Dungarees. Let me tell you, these babies are probably THE most comfortable item of clothing I own right now. Perfect for breastfeeding too as you just need to unbuckle one strap and life up whatever top you have underneath. I'm fairly tall (5,8) and find dungarees generally a tricky item to get right but as long as I have the straps on the longest length they fit perfectly. I teamed this look with the the Stripe Breton Jumper in blush. I think everyone needs a good few bretons in their wardrobe (just don't look in mine as I have way to many, ha!). This one is actually knit so a little warmer than putting on T shirt and great for the weather right now.

My friend Lauren (who took these pics) and I went exploring round south Bristol on the day we took these pictures. We stopped of at Spike Island for vegan brownies and to check out the latest art exhibition.

That place does a mean vegan brownie (if a vegan brownie can be mean?)

After a quick change we took a walk around the Lubaina Himid exhibition which you read more about here if you like.

I'm wearing the Connie Striped Dress with the Tasha Mid Denim Jacket. I always feel like denim jackets are such a staple wardrobe item. I still get a lot of use out of last years Fat Face denim jacket (you can see it in this post if you like).

After the show we grabbed a coffee to go and went for a walk. It actually decided to pour it down for about ten minutes ironically but lucky we were able to hide in a shop before heading back off on our way.

I'm wearing the Maple Embroidered Blouse which is also a great easy item to pair with jeans and the Tie Waist Tapered Trousers in the desert colourway.

Paired again with the mac after the rain!

I'm really unfamiliar with this side of town which is so strange given that I've lived here for eight years now! It was so nice exploring it with someone who is completely new to the area. We stumbled across a really cool looking reclamation yard as well as a cute cafe nestled amongst the houses. Just as we were walking back to our bus we found this walk and both gasped, I love finding people that can appreciate a good wall as much as I do ;)

In association with Fat Face - Photos by Lauren Jayne Hall

Monday, 20 March 2017

What Mama Wore - Pink Silk and Grey

I think my favourite combination in the world is blush pink and soft grey, it just feels so feminine and cosy. I've basically been living in this jumper the past couple of weeks as it goes with everything, dressed up a little like with this skirt or dressed down with denim. The scoop neck is super flattering too and it's just oversized enough to feel like you are wearing a little hug.

Skirt / Jumper / Shoes

These photos were taken by my lovely pal Kym Grimshaw (who has one of the BEST food blogs FYI) on a recent trip to cornwall and the hotel Watergate Bay. I didn't actually plan to match the interiors quite so well but I'm pretending it was pre meditated ;)


Sunday, 19 March 2017

Mothers Day Jewellery - Posh Totty Designs

I think every time I try to hold both my children on my knee or in my arms I have the same train of thought. It basically goes something along the lines of 'wow these are my children! How do I have two children??' I think whether you have one or six kids I imagine you still find it amazing that these little people were created by you. It never gets old, I made these perfect little humans, amazing!

I talk about motherhood a lot over here and I guess it's because becoming a mother was one of the most defining moments in my life. It's not the only thing in my life (and if I'm truthful I need there to be other ways of being me or I'd go a bit loopy) but it of course the most important, how could it not be?

With Mothers Day fast approaching I was asked by Posh Totty Designs if I'd like a personalised necklace as a gift for the day. I chose to have the three tired 'personalised family names necklace' and had Tom's name added to the largest ring and then Wilf and Mabli in the smaller circles. It's such a simple but beautiful design but I love wearing my families name on me and close to my heart. I'm not usually a massive jewellery wearer (some might have noticed I only wear my simple wedding band and not my jewelled engagement ring). I rarely acsessorise so if I wear necklaces or brackets I want them to be simple and classic, which is often quite different from the way I dress funny enough!

Posh Totty Designs actually have 20% off this necklace right now if you fancy bagging one for yourself (or leaving this page open in front of your partner ;)).

In collaboration with Posh Totty Designs 

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