Tuesday, 30 September 2014

LUSH - Karma bubble bar

'Get an instant lift with this bubble bar with our signature exotic orange and patchouli fragrance. Sweet orange oil is refreshing, tangy and uplifting, as is lemongrass oil. Lavandin is a close relative of lavender and has similarly relaxing properties. Pine oil adds a fresh, green note to the perfume and elemi oil, which is traditionally used in incense recipes, adds complexity and freshness.'

£3.25 each 
With both the girls at school/nursery I thought I'd use that time wisely and use one of the bubble bars from my last LUSH haul.
So the karma bubble bar it was, I'd usually dunk the whole of this in as I love BUBBLES but as I'd promised the girls I'd let them use one of my bubble bars it's only fair to save them some. 
 I broke a little bit off not totally thinking it through camera in one hand, bubble bar in the other with a running bath resulted in getting a chunk in my hand and the other bit of that chunk all over the floor ahh...
I expected it to change the colour of my bath water a little more than it did but lets face it I'm not 5 I can deal with it!
As I mentioned before when I head into lush I don't go in knowing what bath products do what etc, If it smells good it will go in my basket and I read up on it after I've used it.
We all know what happened next don't we?
With Lavadin being an ingredient it goes without saying I crashed out on my bed and eventually woke up at 2:45 3O minutes before I was due to grab the girls, hair a wet mess where I fell asleep with a towel still on my head, a squabble to get my clothes together and get ready for the school pick up. 
Will I be buying this again YES! 
any lush product that has any hint of lavender in is guaranteed to knock me out good and proper.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Simple Spotless Skin - Spot Zapper

I was lucky enough to go through my teens with 'flawless' skin so everyone would say, But boy am I paying for it now I honestly look like I'm a sponsor model for dominos pepperoni passion pizzas!
My skin is awful not only do I have spots, I'm a serial picker the minute a spot looks unsightly I'll claw at it until it ends up bleeding which has left my skin with horrible scar marks which add a little bit of cold to they end up being what feels like magnified as that's all I seem to see when I catch my reflection which leaves me feeling disgusting.
Enough of my ramblings to the point...
While in Tesco a little while ago spending my voucher I got for joining SKY I noticed a lot of the simple spotless skin range on offer so with skin like mine I thought what the heck it's worth a go.
 I grabbed the spot zapper roll on for £2.5O 

'smile, it's simple Get results in just 4 hours with our spotless skin rapid action spot zapper. It's a bled of spot fighting ingredients and natural antibacterial goodness. It's tough on spots but gentle on your skin. Perfect for even sensitive skin.'

For best results - Apply directly to spots as soon as they appear. Repeat application until the spot has disappeared.

I always forget that I have this but when I remember I've only ever needed to do one application because there is such a big difference to the big angry spot that had it's own brain. (we all know the ones I mean the one that could be mistaken for an extra head)
I'd highly recommend this to anyone who has troublesome spots, I have the face wash but haven't really used it much but using this alone really helps make them less visible.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

#Silent Sunday - 28.O9.14

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Another year down, Hello 23!

Today was/is my 23rd birthday!!
I started my day with strict orders of staying in bed until I wanted to get up, When I finally opened my eyes and decided I couldn't stay in my pit any longer the girls came up and gave me the cards they'd made along with my presents. When I eventually rolled out of bed I was again ordered to plonk myself on the sofa and do NOTHING everytime I tried I was marched back into the living room, with a lovely fry-up for breakfast with bacon that Andy had spent ages trying to make extra crispy just how I like it bless him (I hate crispy bacon I like mine dipped,flipped and out)
I woke up to a message from my wonderful mother in-law wishing me a happy birthday and letting me know she'd put some money into my bank account to treat myself and to make sure I treat myself. 
Just as I thought my day couldn't get any better my mum popped down with some pressies and a little package wrapped in tin fool that was still hot, mmm... mums home made fruit cake I thought BUT the cherry on the top of my day it wasn't cake it was a mini bacon pud just for me!!!
In my fave food #BEDA post a few asked what on earth bacon pudding was so I just had to grab a picture to add with my blog post. 
You'd usually have some spuds with it but I had none so extra veg it was! 
Then to top the day off my brother popped round for a little bit.
So with another year down and the girls tucked in bed it's X-factor and browsing for some bits to spend my birthday money on. 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Bring on December - Yankee candle advent calendar

I was lucky enough to snap this beauty up from a lady on a facebook local selling site for £15! 
Yep you read that right, so of course with a price like that I was having it.
I'm not much of a chocolate eater anymore so this was the perfect advent calendar for me, This divine smelling little beauty has 25 tea lights with a mixture of their festive Christmas scents inside.
I'm so excited to open the little doors and see what scent I'll be burning that day

Snowflake cookie
Angel wings
Cranberry ice
Christmas cookie
Christmas garland

Although cellophane wrapped the heavenly scents hit you as you enter the room straight away.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

My Wilko A/W Home Trends Picks

My Wilko A/W Home Trends Picks

You can find everything pictured over on the Wilko's website 'here'

Sunday, 21 September 2014

#Silent Sunday - 21.O9.14

Saturday, 20 September 2014

National cupcake week with Greens

We were very kindly sent these cake mixes to celebrate national cupcake week (15th - 21st September) 
We were sent the new Mini daisy cake kit and to celebrate Hello kitty's 4Oth anniversary this year they also very kindly sent the hello kitty cute cupcake kit too both kits are by greens.
Today we finally had some free time to get round to making the hello kitty cupcake kit
which is 1OO% Natural colours and flavours!
The hello kitty cupcake kit makes 12 cakes, in the kit/box you get:
cake mix vanilla,topping mix strawberry, waferette decorations and cake cases

To make your cakes you will need:
1 medium sized egg, water and 5Og butter  
The box has full details on the back on how to make,bake and decorate your cakes.

Your cakes should take roughly 1O minutes to make and 12 minutes to bake, of course it may take you a little longer to make if your making them with little ones.
These mixes are great fun, easy to make and a great way to pass some time through the day.
The girls love baking and I love munching on their bakes once they are done, It goes without saying our cakes will never end up like the perfect ones pictured on the box if you've been able to get yours some what similar please tell me how!!!
No baking is complete without the arguments on who gets to lick the spoon and who gets the bowl of left over cake mix.
(I'm hoping we get some time to make the Mini Daisy cupcake kit tomorrow, before national cupcake week comes to a total end)

Mini Matalan Haul

A little while ago I joined up to Matalan reward card and shortly after my card came in the post
with special offers with £1O off a £25 spend online/in store so I took advantage of that with this mini online haul!
You can expect another haul soon as it also came with a 2O% off in store spend voucher too.
What I got
Polar bear mugs with jazzies x2 - £4 each and in the 3 for 2 
(which I didn't realize until they arrived today)
Heart photo frame - £5
Vanilla sugar tinned candle - £3
Charger Xmas plates - £3 each
Spare school shoes for Issy - £5
2O14 Christmas photo frame tree decoration - £3

If you haven't already I'd highly recommend joining up to Matalans reward card club!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

My Yankee candle wax tart stash

It's now secret I love myself a Yankee candle!
Wax tarts are a top fave as I can mix it up a little and have a different scent every other week, Having asda stock the odd one for just £1 makes my addiction to easy to keep.
I'm currently melting Fall Glory from the simply home range

So in my stash you'll find
November rain
Sweet pea
Christmas treats - simply home
Loves me, loves me not
Macintosh spice
Cherry vanilla - simply home
Black cherry
Vanilla lime
Mandarin cranberry x2
Summer scoop
Sicilian lemon
Black plum blossom
Sweet apple
Pink dragon fruit
Orange splash
Pink honeysuckle - simply home
Sunlight on snow - simply home
Black coconut
Farmhouse apple - Potpourri
Harvest - Potpourri

I managed to grab the set of 9 wax tart Fruit-a-licious set for just £7.69 + £1.95 P&P
My stash is nowhere near as big as I'd like to be and there's LOADS on my wish list so this collection is sure to grow.

Do you have a Yankee stash or recommend a scent for me to try?

Sunday, 14 September 2014

#SilentSunday 14.O9.2O14

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Autumn & Winter bucket list '14

1- Collect conkers,leaves & pinecones
2- Go leaf crunching 
3- Watch a firework display
4- Make a firework display picture
5- Buy cringey christmas jumpers for us all
6- Start playing christmas songs
7- Have family movie nuts with plenty of munch & hot chocolates
8- Decorate pine cones
9- Make a snow angel
1O-  Take the girls ice skating 
11- Visit santa
12- Go for regular hot chocolates at costa 
13- Carve a pumpkin
14- Watch hocus pocus & NBC 
15- Have a halloween movie night with the girls
16- Dress up for halloween 
17- Invite the girls friends over for a sleepover
18- Go to the Broadditch hauntfest (I had the chance last year but wet myself at the thought and didn't go)
19- Make an autumn picture out of different coloured/shaped leaves
2O- Go shopping and not leave until its dark with the Christmas lights on outside

Friday, 12 September 2014

Birthday Wishlist

Birthday Wishlist

Thursday, 11 September 2014

PicStick Photo Magnets - REVIEW

Transform your favourite pictures into beautiful photo magnets.
To turn your favourtie photos into gorgeous glossy magnets is super simple to do, to get yourself started all you have to do is head over to www.picstick.com 
and make yourself an account then upload your favourite photos straight from your computer, facebook or dropbox account! 
 You can make a sheet of 9 magnets which costs £9.5O/$14.99 with FREE worldwide shipping!
I was super impressed it was only the other day I made my order and when I got home this afternoon there they were on my door mat to which I very loudly said 'Oh WOW' 
The quality of the magnets and prints really is amazing! In my order I got some for both my mum and Andy's mum as they really are the perfect way for displaying photos. When placing my order I noticed a small black border round my photos and expected them to arrive with the black border like many of my standard prints have that I've ordered and not realized along the line but to my surprise they didn't.
I don't see it being long until I'm heading straight back to Pickstick and ordering some more.

Pickstick very kindly gave me a code for my lovely readers to receive 25% off there ordering using code MUMMA25

Bluewater Blogger Meet O6.O9.14

 On Saturday 6th I attended a blogger meet in bluewater hosted by the gorgeous Julie over at justjulie
The event was held at a lovely restaurant called browns. Although I didn't go for a full meal the chips I had were gorgeous.

My first thoughts of browns was that I really didn't belong there but as I approached the function room where all the bloggers were and was greeted by Julie as if we were already friends before this event I felt a lot more comfortable. If I didn't meet up with Caroline before hand I think I may have peeked in and ran or sat there on the end in silence (thank you Caz)
Once we'd all had a good chat and a few drinks which were supplied lucky ladies!
we ordered some food, chatted some more before calling it a day,
 I'm a real common as muck girl that eats her chips from the fish & chip shops out of the paper they came in and with my hands, which I did with these ones then looked round at everyone eating theirs with their forks I felt my cheeks burning as I turned red with embarrassment.
Until another blogger replied with so what? when I'd explained how embarrassed I was and suddenly I felt like I belonged :) Thank you Helen!

I didn't get round to talking to all of the lovely bloggers there but every one of them seemed really lovely and made me feel welcome. Hopefully there will be another meet soon where I can grab a chat with them, Not only was it great to be in a room of such inspiring bloggers Julie held a little raffle I WON a prize in and each of us left with a goody bag Spoilt or what!

To the goody bag....

I was lucky enough to meet Julie from over at justjulie, Caroline - nomorefrizzyhairdays, Helen - helsbels, Charlotte - thegoodowl, Sarah - mundanesundays, Laura - lelore, Annabel - mascara-and-maltesers, Chelsey - goldshewears, Yaya - mydreamality, Marina - cookiexdoughx and Sian - sm-beautyblog

Was great to meet you all ladies, Hope it won't be the last. 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

LUSH - Avobath

'Avobath in the morning to help you face the day: its lemongrass and bergamot oils will pick you up while also tackling dryness with avocado and olive oil. It contains lustre, which gives a shimmering green effect to the water, but will leave your skin feeling dazzling without the dazzle. It also contains lots of mashed avocado and olive oil to tackle dehydration, making this an excellent choice for dry skin sufferers.'
I grabbed Avobath in my latest LUSH haul, It wasn't one I planned to get so I didn't read up on what it was meant to do or what it's features were but I smelt it and it just had to go in my basket. Me being me not knowing anything about the bath bomb used it in the evening once the girls had gone to bed, no wonder I wasn't ready for bed at the usual time I'm crawling to bed *insert monkey hiding face smiley*
The smell was just amazing it has to be the most strongest bath bomb I've purchased yet smell wise, 
As you may well know green is my faveorite colour so the gorgeous shade of green it left my bath water was amazing for me even if Andy did come in and say it looked like I was sat in slime.
Once I'd climbed in I noticed little chunks of something floating in the bath with me first thoughts were 'urgh' but when I finally caught some it looked like some kind of fruit chunk then I noticed the glittery/shimmery effect and it changed to 'oohhh'  
While in the tub I noticed some slight staining round the edges of the bath but nothing a wipe over wouldn't sort.
I'd happily buy this bath bomb again just for its scent although it was a bit over bearing at times, my room still smells amazing! 
You can purchase Avobath either in a LUSH store or online for £3.25