Sunday, 24 May 2015

Win Elf Polish, W7 Full Time Lip Colour & Along Came Betty Eyeliner Giveaway




I have a little giveaway, to say thank you for you following my blog. I know I'm not the totally best blog out there. Sometimes my grammar and spelling can be a bit off, but personally I know how much I have grown throughout them 4 years. I do work hard even though sometimes it may not seem it, I enjoy writing my blog and making my posts for you to read. So i huge thank you for following and being a reader.


I have for you to win : 

W7 Full Time Lip Colour - Mars 
Along Came Betty Eyeliner - Dare To Define In Black
Elf Polish - Coral 
Elf Polish - Fairy Dust



Please fill in the Rafflecopter to see how you can win below 


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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Look In My Letterbox.



Hi everyone, here is my weekly round up with items I've received this week in the post. 

Wins 

Lottie doll and two accessories. 




Blog Reviews 

Modge podge glitter glue 



Phytaoil 



Mornflake chocolatey squares 



Timmy Time bag, Nici roll pencil case & water paints



Buys

Monster high tutu/skirt - £4.20 from eBay. 



Domo Slimmer pop vinyl 



H&M Dresses £2.99 each  




  


Alice Megan

Friday, 22 May 2015

Loves And Likes For May



I haven't done a loves and likes post for a while, so here is a round up of my favorite things in May. 

Mornflake Chocolatey Orange Squares

The kids love testing out new cereal especially anything to do with chocolate. The kids have had a similar chocolate square cereal before and it's been a firm favorite. Mornflake have revamped there chocolate squares with adding orange in to there filling with real chocolate. As soon as I opened the box the orange scent is quite strong, it reminded me of the smell of Terry chocolate orange. They are pretty tasty and even though the smell is quite strong inside the pack the orange flavour isn't overpowering like I thought it would be. The kids have enjoyed them and you can eat them with or without milk. Fortified with 8 added vitamins and iron, Mornflake Chocolatey Orange Squares are a good source of important vitamins and minerals as well as being a cereal all ages will love.

Ingredients

 Chocolate & Orange Flavoured Filling (25%) (Sugar, Rapeseed Oil, Palm Oil*, Whole MILK Powder, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Milk Chocolate (1.4%) (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Whole MILK Powder), Lactose [from Cow'sMILK], Emulsifier (Sunflower Lecithin), Natural Orange Flavouring, Natural Vanilla Flavouring), Riceflour, WHEATFLOUR, WHEATBRAN, OATFLOUR, Cocoa Powder, Maize Maltodextrin Fibre, Sugar, Salt, Raising Agent (Calcium Carbonate), Antioxidants (Ascorbyl Palmitate, Alpha-tocopherol), Emulsifier (Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Citric Acid, Folic Acid, Iron, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Thiamin [Vitamin B1], Vitamin B12, Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Vitamin E.



RRP- £1.55 


Phytaoil From Phytacolhas


I wish I could be a person that could really be confident about my stretch marks, but I really can't. I'm very proud of my body to be able to carry and produce two beautiful children and I know I'm very lucky to be able to of do this. I do find them getting me down quite a lot and I've used every oil and lotion I can find to try and reduce them.  A UK range of products, based on rosehip oil, now hopes to show that you don’t need the purse strings of a celebrity to benefit from the fruits powerful properties and that there is much more to it than simply acting as a skin moisturiser

Rosehip oil acts as more than just a moisturiser and can also help with the recovery of scars and stretch marks. The oil is found to be particularly rich in essential fatty acids, the building blocks for healthy skin cells and one of the foundations of the protective layers the skin forms. Rosehips are also crammed with substances called bioflavonoids. Bioflavonoids are found in certain plants and known to be powerful anti-oxidants that have been shown to protect the body and skin against harmful substances called oxygen free radicals. Rosehips also contain a natural vitamin derivative, which, when tested byscientists in the US, has been found to help reduce wrinkles and smooth skin tones. 
Available in two different blends, Phytaoil and Phytalotion, the range allows you to choose the treatment type you prefer and both come with a convenient spray dispenser allowing you to precisely apply the right amount, reducing waste. I had the Phytaoil to test out share my thoughts, the oil itself is very greasy so I would use it after a bath on the night, the oil sort of sits on your skin and doesn't absorb to well. The scent is pretty mild which I find better with an oil especially when it's a little greasy. My tummy after using the oil already feels quite smoother and I really haven't been using it that long, which I'm surprised about. I've used a lot of different oils and I've not had the smoothness like this before. I know previous a lot of the oils are quick absorbing, maybe as Phytaoil sits on your skin it works better getting to the problem direct. 

The exciting range from Phytacolhas been designed specifically to capture the power of rosehips and moisturises and tones the skin, and improves the appearance of scars and stretch marks.



RRP- £10.99 per 60ml 

Superdrug Detangling Spray Pear 


I have to use a Detangling spray everyday for Lexie's hair it's a little and wild after sleeping. I picked this up in Superdrug the other day and so far it's my favourite one I've ever used. I use the spray on dry hair in the morning so I can brush and tie her hair up with ease before school. I was a bit weary online after reading a few reviews that said it leaves hair sticky which I have found the opposite. After the first brush, the brush just glides though making it quick in the mornings. The scent is really nice and I normally avoid pear scented products as the smell can be quite strong but this is lovely to use. 





RRP- £1.29 


Witch Naturally Clear Cleansing And Toning Wipes

I recently won the whole range from Witch on an Instagram competition and I've only just sorted though it all and had a look. I have a bit of a lazy beauty routine on the evenings where I just like to use a wipe and be done with it. By the time the kids are in bed and I've tidied up from the 3rd time I want to be in bed myself. 

Witch cleansing and toning wipes are easy to use and are perfect to pop in to a bag for when you are on the go. With extract of natural witch hazel, the soft wipes provide convenient cleansing leaving your skin feeling refreshed and clean wherever, whenever! I liked the scent they have off a real clean refreshed feeling after use. Cleans skin and helps tighten pores. Quickly removes make up and dirt.






RRP- £3.39 

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Nannies Haul - Trendy Tot Thursday (#TT_Thursday)



Trendy Tot Thursday is back, where you can showcase your trendy tots's outfits. Pick an outfit from in the week, snap some pictures and post! 


I'm extremely lucky to have both nannies that help throughout the year picking up bits and bobs for both of the kids. They always help when it comes to September and the whole new uniform I have to buy. This year it's double the cost as little miss has to wear full uniform for Reception class. One of the nannies shops at Sainburys so  she does regularly pick up things from there. We are going to Blackpool for Nader days at the end of the month, so all of these have been packed for then.

Bike print top -£4.50 




Sainburys clothes actually wash and wear pretty well, so this will be great with a pair of shorts for the beach. 

Pack of three leggings - £11 




Plain blue with light blue buttons, going down the leg. White and light blue stripy with bow detail. Then the last pair have a dolphin print on these.

Minnie Mouse nightie £4.50 ( half price in the sale) 



Love the tutu effect on this, it's rather posh for bed isn't it.

Summer dress with netting underneath the skirt. - £14




Love the stripy white and blue top then the dolphin print like the leggings. It's rather girly and it will be great for the summer.


Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Wax Vs Hair Removal Cream With Veet



I posted a poll in a beauty group on Facebook on how women deal with unwanted hair on their legs. The results didn't surprise me in all honestly as I fall in to the top voted one myself. Here are the results.

Shave - 30 
Wax -2
Cream - 1
Epilate -2
Laser -1

I've always shaved as its pain free, non messy and quick to do. The only problem is it doesn't last long at all, within a day or too you get that annoying prickly stubble back. So when Veet got in touch with me for a review, I was keen to see how wax and cream compare to shaving. They sent me some products from their new Natural Inspirations range.  Here is Veet's guide to Hair Removal .

Veet Natural Inspirations Hair Removal Cream 


I did a sample test 24 hours before just to make sure it wasn't going to bring me out in a rash.

The cream was super easy to apply you use the smaller side of the spatula outside end to smooth the cream out, the box says leave for 5/10 minutes. I have thick hair so I decided to leave on for the full 10.  The smell reminds me when you walk in to a hairdressers and someone is having a perm. I think the smell has improved as when I use it before it smelt awful. After 10 minutes you scrap down using the bigger side of the spatula and the hair should come off easy as well. I was surprised how good the hairs came out it only left one stubborn one.  My skin feels really smooth after and there was no irritation.

  


• Formulated with grape seed oil of natural origin
• Leaves your skin moisturised
• Dermatologist tested
• Refreshing fragrance inspired by nature

Box Contents

  • 1 x 200ml Tube
  • 1 x Spatula
  • RRP £6.99 
Veet Natural Inspirations EasyWax Electrical Roll-On Kit 

The wax kit was really easy to set up, you pop the wax inside the roller. Plug the charger in and sit it in the stand. Wait 20/30 minutes for it to heat up. To test if the wax is not enough roll on to a piece of paper if it rolls out evenly it's ready. Roll on the wax in the direction the hair grows. Pop a waxing strip on the wax, hold your skin as taut as you can and pull as quick as you can. I really didn't like the wax, apart from being super painful. It didn't seem to leave a smoothness like the cream. Plus it left bits of wax that I had to re go over with a waxing strip. You only just 12 wax strips so if you wanted to do both your legs you would have to purchase more, as I used two just on the one part of my leg. 

• 90%* from natural origin
• With shea butter of natural origin
• Keeps wax at the right temperature
• Ensures clean and even application
• Easy to use. Long lasting results
• Dermatologist tested

Box Contents

  • • A self heating device and its cap 
  • •A base to hold the device
  • •An electrical cable
  • •A 50ml roll-on wax refill for use on legs & arms
  • •12 non woven strips
  • •4 Veet Perfect Finish™ Wipes
  • •An instruction leaflet

RRP £29.97 

What do you think excuse my hairy legs. Cream on the left and wax on the right?




Monday, 18 May 2015

Lace Is Back - What I Wore Holy Communion



If some of you follow my Instagram and read my blog you will know that yesterday was my son's first Holy Communion. The day itself was so special. I'm really not religious myself, not that I don't believe in God, it's something I've never really been around or brought up with. This was one of the reasons I wanted to my kids to have a faith. A special strength I can give them then they can decide themselves what path to take with it. It's been fantastic to share and be on this journey with him though it all. I'm so proud I could burst. 




Jacques Vert got in touch with some gorgeous lace pieces, I'm a huge fan of lace and I'm glad it back. The selection of lace dresses available are stunning, I think there is every colour you could imagine.




I went for a mint green sweetheart lace layered dress to keep it simple and bright, without being to brash. 




This ladylike dress features a gorgeous shift shape with cascading layers of luxurious corded lace.



 In the beautiful eau de nil shade, with a flattering pleated waistband and exquisite scalloped edging for a smart finish. 





It has a zip with the back and capped sleeves. Which are great for covering up the tops of your arms. 



The shoes are from Marks & Spencer, Nail polish is Nails inc ( little miss splendid ) & the newer jewellery is Thomas Sabo.




Saturday, 16 May 2015

Look In My Letterbox.



Hi everyone, here is my weekly round up with items I've received this week in the post. This week has been dry. I'm trying not to buy much online due to decluttering and I'm entering loads of freebie links and competitions and I'm waiting on a few bits to arrive. Hoping next week picks up. 

Freebies 

Dior samples



Obaby Union Jack bag



Disney DVDs from Disney rewards



Wins 

Oxford Notebook



Leapfrog reader Cinderella book



Trespass wellies



The country of ice cream star book



Lego friends set




Reviews 

Veet roll on wax and Veet hair removal cream




Buys

Pop in a box subscription




  



Alice Megan