Baby Bump Update Week 30

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Hi there lovelies,
It's finally here WEEK 30... that's it now 10 weeks to go... exciting!

My belly is now definitely getting much bigger... over the last couple of weeks I've really noticed it! Also wriggle bottom in there "baby bump" is loving wriggling and getting himself comfortable.. hee hee hee... :)
Anyhow's have a little watch at this weeks Pregnancy Vlog below... Chris and I had great fun as we started off our baby shopping at Babyshop here in Dubai... see what we found! Also watch this space as I'll be doing a baby haul video on my YouTube Channel soon and sharing what we've brought.... 
(watch the video by clicking on the picture below)




How far along?

30 Weeks going into 31 Weeks... 

Maternity clothes?

All maternity clothes.

Stretch marks?

Yup I've got some on my lower belly however they're not to bad! 

Sleep:

Sleep's been a little better this week. Although I've had a little bit of leg cramping going on... 

Best moment this week:

This week has been another amazing week! Chris and I really enjoyed starting off our baby shopping this week as you can see from the Vlog. Also my surprise baby shower was fab!
I love my friends here in Dubai! 

(Chris and Clare at the Baby Shower)

Anything making you queasy or sick?

Nope this week's been great!

Gender: 

Check out our YouTube video to find out if its a boy or a girl!!!!!

Symptoms:

The sinus things a little better this week, and my hips not been to bad.. however I have had the odd leg cramp! . 


Happy or moody most of the time:

Happy always :)

Looking forward to:

Organizing baby things and packing my hospital bag ready!  


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Gwen Stefani for OPI NAILS

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Hi there lovelies,

Today I wanna share with you my cool and funky nail art that I created by using the original range of nail polishes that O.P.I Nails brought out alongside Gwen Stefani (Gwen for OPI) earlier this year.

First though check out this rather cool behind the scenes video...




I've been a fan of Gwen Stefani since her No Doubt days and I've loved nails and nail art for years and years and years.
Earlier in the year when I first heard about this collaboration it really excited me as I was looking forward to see what OPI and Gwen came up with... 

Finally I've managed to get my hands on some of the Gwen for OPI nail polishes and I decided to come up with a quick fun look, similar to the one Gwen wore in the photos for this range...


(Photos by Clare Elise taken on Nokia Lumia 1020)

STEP 1. 
Apply "Hey Baby" (pink colour) on every nail covering the whole nail. Do two coats to make it nice and even. Leave then to dry for a little while

STEP 2. 
Apply "In The Morning" (black colour) to half of every nail, apply two coats so that you get a nice crisp line... This takes a steady hand!

STEP 3.
Apply a top coat of "In True Stefani Fashion" (silver glitter) to every nail. Try not to apply to much so that the pink and black can still be seen underneath...
(Photo by Clare Elise taken on Nokia 1020)



























Let it dry and then you're done and ready to Rock n Roll.



Something I'm really excited to see more of its OPI and Gwen Stefani's Holiday Collection.
Last year OPI teamed up with Mariah Carey and came out with the most beautiful colours and from what I can see online it looks like Gwen Stefani' Holiday Collection won't be dissapointing anyone. I've already fallen in love with "I'll tinsel you in" and "Snowglobe Trotter"  + "So Elegant". Check out the website to find out more: O.P.I
(photo thanks to OPI Nails)
By the way... have you heard Gwen Stefani's new tune "Baby Don't Lie"...


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A chat with Keavy from B*witched ahead of Mixtape Rewind

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Hi there lovelies,

As you know I started out my singing career in the late 90's this is why I LOVE presenting on the 80's and 90's Weekend on Dubai 92, 12 till 4pm every weekend. Every song that I play brings back some fab memories, I love it!

Just incase you didn't see this video that I did a while ago... 
It's a little look back at my singing career and where it all started for me in the clubs and pubs back in the UK... 



Anyway enough about that... 

On the 21st November (Just before my Birthday) there's a fab gig happening here in Dubai called MIXTAPE REWIND... these peeps are playing... 


(photo thanks to Sundance Events)
Last Friday I had the chance to chat with Keavy from B*witched. 
She's a proper lovely lady and we had a right giggle on the phone... I'm looking forward to seeing her here in Dubai for a cuppa and of course seeing B*witched live on stage... 
Have a listen to the full interview now and you'll see what I'm going on about... 




B*witched also have some new music out (we chat about it in the interview)



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An Interview with Alex Box from Illamasqua

Monday, 27 October 2014

Hi there lovelies,

(Clare Elise & Alex Box taken on Nokia 1020)

If you watch my weekly pregnancy vlogs you will have already seen that I managed to have a chat with the lovely Alex Box last week when she visited Dubai.
 This for me was a dream come true...

It must have been maybe 2009 / 2010 when I first stumbled across Illamasqua and fell in love with the brand. I remember it was a weekend and my mum and I decided to drive to the Trafford Centre in Manchester and have a little shop as I wasn't gigging. It was there that I found Illamasqua and as they say the rest is history.

Because of my total love for beauty and after working in beauty for years, I soon found out about Alex Box and have been a fan of her work ever since. I think it's fair to say she really is an outstanding make-up artist and now that I've met her I can also say she really is a very lovely person! 
(Illamasqua Box lipstick signed by Alex Box) 


Anyway enough writing. You want to see the interview right?

Click on the video below to watch and find out all about the brand new Illamasqua range for Christmas, "Facets" and why did Alex Box dyed her hair that colour...




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