Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Easy As 1, 2, 3 With One 4 All Gift Card..

I was set a challenge by One4all  before Christmas see my previous post here and here  on what the challenge was and how I spent the One4all card. 

I’ve never really had a prepaid gift card before that I could use online and in stores so easy. 

Using the card online was really easy once I figured out you just add it in to the credit card section like you would your bank card. It’s really easy to do, plus you can check your balance on the One4all site at anytime. 

I managed to use the card in a few shops in town, after looking on the site which shops I could use it in. It was really easy just literally just swipe and sign. Again you can check the balance as you are going along. 

I definitely like the flexibility of the card of using it online and in stores. It’s much easier than carrying cash around with you. I really despise having to carry cash around with me. 

A big thumbs up from me and it’s definitely something that I will think about in future on purchasing, it’s just so quick and easy for your shopping needs. 

Friday, 12 January 2018

How To Make Easy Flubber Slime.

What you will need. 

Glue ( PVA ) 
Borax ( I got mine from eBay) 
Warm water 

  1. Empty the whole glue bottle out and mix with warm water. I filled the glue bottle back up 1 and a half times and mixed well. 
  2. Mix 1 teaspoon of Borax into 1/2 cup of water, and slowly add the solution to the glue mixture.
  3. Add the glitter, sequins or food colouring. 
  4. Stir in the Borax solution until the slime starts to come together. Keep adding a bit then mixing. 
  5. Knead the Flubber with your hands. 

Monday, 1 January 2018

What I Got For Christmas.

The last few years I’ve always done a what I got for Christmas post. This year I’ve found it very hard to think of things when people ask. As you get older you generally just buy the things you need or want. 

2018 is the year that we move from our two bedroom flat to a three bedroom house. I sort of have colour schemes in mind but I didn’t what to ask for things incase I changed my mind.

I’ve stopped buying Lush every month, it’s not that I don’t like it anymore. It just gets so costly as both kids end up having a bath bomb or two each. Plus I’m trying atm not to make any purchases I can actually live without.  So I as really excited to receive some lovely new bath bombs. I also received a lovely Soap & Glory Set with lots of minis inside. 

Avobath bath bomb 
Christmas sweater bath bomb 
Never mind the ballistics bath bomb 
Snow fairy jelly bomb 
Ectoplasm jelly bomb 
Sweet Christmas gift set : 
Candy mountain bubble bar 
Think pink bath bomb 

Two new books, 2018 is definitely going to be the year i pick up doing more reading. I think this year I’ve only read about 7 books, which works out not even a book a month. Stephen Kings IT and The Handmaids Tale. 

Unicorn melting Candle. I’ve nearly bought this myself a few times. I’m not sure if I really want to light it or just use it as decoration. When you burn it melts lots of different colours and looks so pretty.

Mirror & Jewellery stand. One thing i have never had was a full length mirror, I really wanted one for my new room and this doubles up as a Jewellery stand too. I rarely wear my necklaces and I forget about them hidden away. So I can’t wait to set this up when we move. 

Pauls Boutique Orange Purse. I always have been a massive fan of PB purses, so this one caught my eye, I definitely don’t think I will loose it any time soon with it being so bright.

My favourite gift has to be my salt lamp, I’m so happy with it. I wanted a soft lamp for my new room so I really can’t wait to set this all up, as it looks super pretty. 

D&G is my favourite perfume and I’ve been run out for the past 6 months. I’ve been trying to use up all my other perfumes before I move and I’m down to my last mini now. So I’ve done rather well.

Tool box, this will come in handy when I move. Plus the only tools I own is a screwdriver. So it has a lot of handy bits. 

I got a lovely fudge/biscuit hamper, a Christmas pudding and some cocktail baubles.

Saturday, 30 December 2017

DIY Giant Surprise Eggs

I wanted to do something different than stockings this year. Lexie showed me the huge surprise eggs on YouTube and they come in all different patterns and sizes. So this year I decided to make two of my own and fill them with what I would of popped in their stockings this year.

First of all you need a big balloon, I got the 3ft one off eBay for 99p each. They took around 3 weeks to arrive. 

I blew the balloon up then started to cover the balloon with large strips of newspaper that had been dipped in glue which I had mixed with water. I did half water half glue mixture. I layered around 6 times, it got a bit confusing after a while, so I think if I do it again I will use newspaper then another colour paper so I know I’m fully covering it. 

I left to dry for around 5 days until it was hard. Then I covered again in white paper strips and glue and left to dry again. Once fully dry pop the balloon and pull out. 

With it being already white it was easier to paint over rather than having to coat it with lots of white paint. I only needed one coat of white paint to cover the whole egg. Leave to dry again for 24/48 hours. 

I drew the designs in pencil, then once I was happy I went over in permanent maker then started to paint each design. Then once painted leave to dry again. 

To get the items inside I made a flap where the balloon hole was, once I got everything inside. I covered the hole with a couple of strips of white paper, so it was sealed. 

Then I wrapped in cellophane and popped on a bow.

Balloons £1.99
Glue £2.00
Newspaper free 
Cellophane £1.00
Bows £1
Paint free ( already had) 

Total cost £5.99 for 2. 

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Lightening the load with one4all gift card.

It’s been super handy having the One4all gift card for Christmas it’s been easy to use and. A great help. One4all Gift Card is a leading multi-store gift card which can be spent in over 50,000 retailers nationwide. 

This year we decided on getting a new tree the HOME 7ft Berry and cone Christmas tree looked lovely this Christmas with our star flashing lights from Argos

An Echo Dot has been great to keep the children entertained by asking questions and playing music for us. From Carphone Warehouse.

I made some lovely hampers this year one for my mom which included gift vouchers, a Yankee candle and Dove body washes from Boots, Calvin Klein body lotion from The Perfume Shop. Some milk tray and a personalised calendar.

My sisters hamper contained a Victoria DVD from The Hut  , a Yankee candle from Boots  A lush set, a mini bottle of prosecco with some prosecco flavoured tea bags and some Lindt chocolates. 

We also ordered some prosecco from Laithwaites Wines.

*In collaboration with One4all*

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all my readers. 

Thank you for following and reading my blog in 2017 x

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Make Christmas Easy With One4all Gift Card

One4all Gift Card is a leading multi-store gift card  which can be spent in over 50,000 retailers nationwide. The cards can be used online as well as in lots of shops too. Instead of carrying cash around with you while shopping a quick and easy card, which you can swipe and carry on to the next shop. 

To mark three new retailers joining the One4all Gift Card scheme- Clarks, Carphone Warehouse and Laithwaite’s, One4all have created a blogger challenge for me to host an event with items all purchased with a One4all Gift Card. Exciting!

So Christmas Eve, I’m hosting a little family get together. I probably will stock up on wines and spirits with a little help from Laithwaite’s. With a few nibbles and festive decorations from Marks & Spencer. I’m also going to be making a hamper for my mom with a few bits in which I pick up. I will be updating with my purchases and what I think about using the One4all gift card when I’m out and about in town.