Thursday, 30 April 2015

Nail Art Glitter Pens Review From Presents For Men.




If you read my blog you will know I have an obsession with Nail polish. I love the different colours and effects you can get now it's so pretty. I've always been very keen on nail art but I really just totally suck at it every time I have tried. 

I was very excited when Presents For Men who provide unusual gifts for men and women. Got in contact with me to test out some of there glitter nail pens. 

Presents for Men offer original, stylish and fun gifts for men and boys of all ages. In fact, their website offers a unique collection of over 2,000 gifts, gadgets & accessories for men and women, the home, garden & travel. There is something for everyone in every price bracket with hundreds of presents under £10. Whether you want a gift to say happy birthday, thank you, happy anniversary or to celebrate a Christening – they have it all covered for you.

The nail art kit comes with 10 double ended nail varnish, the colours are pretty and there is a good range of colours. I choose the glitter pens, as everything is always better with glitter, isn't it? 



Each pen come with a standard nail varnish brush and a special micro tip pen, to create and design patterns. The pens are easy to use and the nail polish dries pretty quick. You push the nib of this pen to get the nail polish to start flowing, which means you get a smooth blob to use. You must make sure your nails are completely dry before you use the pens, otherwise they'll catch on the polish and make a total mess of it!  I liked these in pen form it makes a nice change from a bottle and these pens would be easier to pop in a bag if you are going away. Without the worrying if the glass bottle would smash. 

I tried out a simple leopard print design, i'm not sure i will not give up my day job quite yet! 




Choose from Plain or Glitter.

RRP-19.99 

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! 

This week isn't featuring any H&M items, please don't faint! I'm trying to have a tidy up of Lexie's wardrobe as its bursting and some things are now too small for her. Plus her being extra picky with clothes, I'm trying to get rid of some to sell to get some summer dresses.

This top is from Primark and I'm sure my sister got this about 2 Christmases ago for her and it's been in the back of the wardrobe. I'm not sure on prices as I'm not been in Primark for so long now. I try and avoid the Birmingham one at all costs as it always looks like a jumble sale.



The skirt is from Next and it's a bargain I got on eBay for £4.40. It's quite a thin denim and I love the heart buttons going down. 





Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Win A £25 Voucher With Swimshop - Giveaway



I have a lovely giveaway to win a £25 voucher for Swimshop to spend on anything there website. 

SwimShop have been in the swimwear business longer than any other UK swimming shop. Headed up by an Olympic Finalist, we are now the Swim Specialists at Sports Direct, the UK’s largest sports retailer. Our inspiration comes from our privileged position at the heart of the sheer diversity that is the swimwear and swimming equipment market today. Our passion and product range begins with encouraging little tots to love learning to swim, to equipping the next generation's budding athletes with the correct swimwear and on to meeting the needs of the world's elite swimmers.



Swimshop offer some really great products including: googles, leisurewear, swimwear, junior swimwear and pool accessories. So if you looking for a new swimming costume, bikini or even a pair of googles for each member of the family be sure to enter below. 



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My Dream Bedroom



It's been six years since we moved in our home and my bedroom is looking rather wild. Back then I loved my hot pink and black bedroom now it's just too slightly loud for my taste. I would love a soft clean colour on the walls. 

I use my bedroom a lot to do blogging work, watch movies, chat on Facebook, enter competitions and the most important thing -  sleep ! 

I do wish I had a calmer room to wind down in. I would like lots of calm colours like sliver, grey and white. Which would make the bedroom look more open and fresh. 

So here is my dream bedroom, if time and money was no object. Plus the kids sticky fingers aren't in there. 

4ft Serene Jessca Bedframe Antique Brass from Mattress Next Day

Toulouse Silver Dressing Table And Stool Dunelm Mill 

Funky Circles Mirror By Decorative Mirrors Online

         Next Silver Velour Eyelet Curtains 





Laura Ashley - Silver Swans wallpaper 


Metal Wire Mannequin By  The New Eden

Dolce Pavone Italian styled wardrobe finished in silver leaf 

Product Detail£179.99George Home Butterfly Trail Duvet Range

George Home Butterfly Trail Duvet Range


Fluffy Towels Yankee Candle 



Monday, 27 April 2015

Ten Things I've Loved This Month



Today I'm linking up with A Cornish Mums Blog with where you link up any Ten Things to Ten Things blog link up. Sometimes I find it hard to source a positive out and I just need a reminder of how much positive things are going on around me. I thought I would struggle so bad with trying to find ten things but I've had much great things so far this month. 

1. Lexie's 4th birthday. This had both filled me with joy and sadness. First my baby isn't my baby anymore and that's the whole baby lot deed is done forever for me. Then the joy of watching my beautiful girl grow up to be the most confident and loving little person is magical. 



2. Game Of Thrones - I'm so glad it back on, I really didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I did. So I'm happy we are rolling in to a new season. 

3. Another achievement is Raiden wanting and starting after-school actives. He has never been interested in any hobbies at all. I'm so pleased that he is coming out of his shell and joining in more at at school. Makes me so proud. 

4. Moving more - if anyone would of said to me, that one morning you will randomly just wake up and go for walks I could of told them there would of been more chance of hell freezing over. I actually really enjoy the peace and quiet and making targets for myself. 

5. Slipper socks. I'm not sure how I ever lived without them before. 

6. Lush bath bombs. They have the best bath bombs ever, pricey but totally worth it.



7- Easter holidays - I love getting out with the kids and exploring, going to local places and making memories.



8- The Weather - How much better does the sun make you feel. I don't feel like I want to crawl under my bed in the mornings anymore. 

9-  School summer dresses - Yay less washing for me! 

10- Me and the little lady's shopping trip together, was nice to get some girly time together. 




A Cornish Mum

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Look In My Lettebox.



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

Freebies 

Flahavans irish Porridge 

Cuticura hand gel




Wins 

Thunder Toffee vodka Truffles





Reviews 

Nails supreme micro pens set



TeaDox




Buys

Missguided Diamanté Jelly Shoes Neon Purple for £5 





Kawaii box 



  



Alice Megan

Friday, 24 April 2015

Kawaii Box April



If you aren't familiar with Kawaii Box it is a monthly subscription box with 10-12 hand picked Kawaii items. Every month they send you a box filled with a carefully selected mix of unique Japanese and Korean Kawaii cute products. The cost is $18.90 with free shipping, which works out around £12.60 GBP. I actually think the price for this box is extremely cheap and free shipping is always a bonus as it comes all the way from Singapore. 

I really liked this months Kawaii Box, I'm really gutted as I've had to cancel next months due to funds :-( :-( 

This month had an array of lovely items again. I do think it's a great box if you know someone that likes stationary or cute unique things.



My favourite item was the nail clippers. I can never find any when I need them, so these will come in handy and are pretty cute. 



Bunny ears hair grip. I don't think I will be able to pull this look off but I'm hoping it will look cute on my daughter. 



Apple keyring/plush - Lexie has claimed this already and added it to her school bag. 



Cute cat stickers, Lace effect stickers & a roll of sticker with Magic on. Stickers always come in handy and they seem to be Lexie's favourite things at the moment too.



Pink polka dot envelopes. I love the design on these. 



Diamond card case - I really liked this as I'm a fan of the smaller handbag, and my purse is huge. So this will be good if I just want to take a few notes and cards with me and not have them all loose in my bag. 



Sticky notes - Perfect and small for diaries. 




Matte badge - cute glitter matte badge 



Chewy sweets - Chewy orange sweets, these was a hit with the kids. 



Angry fine tip pen  - I didn't get this item as Kawaii normally means cute and happy?



Thursday, 23 April 2015

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 wanted to do something different this week. Normally I pick Lexie's outfit.  This week I let Lexie choose her own outfit. 



The top is from Asda and it has funny cats on with glasses and a Tash. Which Lexie finds very funny. This was from eBay and I think I was an old ex-stock piece and was around £3.

The leggings are from H&M and have Elsa on them. I like these leggings as they are quite simple. These are a pack for two for £10.

The pumps are leopard print and from H&M too. £4 

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

What's In My Handbag?


   This post is for the Pink Lining Ambassador opening, one of my goal's this year was to become an ambassador for someone. i don't want to go for any role, something that i'm fond of is Pink lining, ive had a couple of their changing bags and Raiden had an overnight bag too. Pink lining have now a massive range for older children,its not just about changing bags anymore.  so im hoping they branch out and pick a few bloggers that have older children to test out there products.

I don't carry a huge handbag around I normally stick with the one bag, but there is always some essentials I do carry with me always. My bag isn't very exciting to be totally honest I'm quite a bore. 



Hand-cream is something I use everyday even in summer, my hands get so dry and cracked. I'm a fan of the E45 hand cream as its quite thick. Very easy absorbed and leaves my hands moisturized and soft. 

Lip balm - I always like to have a lip balm on me, it's also a great distraction when madam is throwing a wobble, as soon as you mention " Lipstick" her eyes light up. I've been a fan of Carmax for years, it's long lasting, I love the scent and it a brand that does its job.

Plasters and antibacterial wipes (hiding in my purse)  - I have to have these on me as Little miss is very prone to falling over and bumping herself.

Purse - I have to have quite a big purse as I have loads of cards, vouchers, coupons and change in my purse. This is a lovely Marc B purse my sister got me for Christmas. 

Keys & Phone - Keys are explanatory , there is nothing really special on them a few keyrings, photos of the kids & a trolley keyring for shopping. I always carry my phone if I have to check emails, use the GPS or take a photo. It's always on hand. 

Tissues and hayfever tablets - It's hay fever season again achoo! 

Perfume Samples just incase I ever want to freshen up. Plus it saves carrying a big bottle around in my bag, 

Then the random items a pony, Elza's shoes, a bobble and a bracelet. 

Aquaint - I am a slight clean freak so I like to be able to wash mine and the kids hands there and there. This is perfect for days out at the park and you have a picnic. 





Aquaint is a 100% natural sanitising water (comes in a spray you can pop  in your bag) and it kills 99.9% of germs but is completely harmless even if digested. You can use it on skin, hands, surfaces, toys, soothers...or even as a mouthwash when camping.  Much better than using chemical-laden gels or wipes. 

Aquaint is a water-based solution that kills 99.9 per cent of bacteria in seconds, and its only other ingredient, Hypochlorous Acid, is a harmless, natural acid produced by the human body to kill bacteria. With just a simple spritz from the handy 50ml bottle (£2.49), any trace of any nasties will be eradicated from hands and no hand towel is needed, as it doesnt leave a residue.

Whats more, Aquaint works as a mouthwash. Its ingredients are so natural that it is even safe to swallow, making it ideal for cleansing the mouth first thing in the morning. It and can even be used as water to brush your teeth and rinse your tooth brush! 
Aquaint is stocked in Boots, Ocado, JoJo Maman Bebe, and Amazon and in selected Babies R Us stores. It is also available to purchase online
As well as the 50ml bottle £2.49 &  Aquaint is available in a 500ml trigger spray bottle (£4.99). 





Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Get Your Body Beach Ready With A Little Help From Beauty At Tesco




With the sun shinning and Summer rolling on. Check out his post on how to get your body beach ready with some great preparation and tanning products from Beauty at Tesco.

  
  
Step 1 – Exfoliation   





Get into the habit of regularly exfoliating for summer-long smoothness. Gentle exfoliation removes dead skin cells and build up to reveal newer, softer skin beneath. The Calcot Manor Lazy Evening Gentle Salt Scrub buffs the skin’s surface without harsh abrasion, to leave it luminous and glowing. Simply scoop into palms and gently massage the blend of natural sea salt and softening almond oil over the body before rinsing, repeat twice a week.  I loved the sweet scent on this, it's a quite large salt scrub and it works well on leaving your skin smooth and soft. The clickable sealed jar is great and looks fantastic in the bathroom too.  

  

Step 2 – Hydration  

Ensuring skin stays hydrated will it look smooth and healthy. Dry oils are designed to lock in moisture after bathing or showering, leaving a subtle glow to the skin, without feeling sticky or greasy. The Lazy Evening Dry Oil Body Spray provides a light and softly scented, hydrating boost for the body, enriched with vitamin C and patchouli. After showering or bathing, whilst skin is still slightly damp, spritz all over the body and lightly massage in.   
  
Step 3 – Moisturising   




To keep the skin in optimum condition and ready-to-bare this summer, don’t forget to complete your routine with a good moisturiser. The Lazy Evening Moisture Soufflé is a nourishing, skin soothing body cream with a lightly whipped texture that’s easily absorbed. Smooth this chamomile, sweet fig and vitamin E enriched soufflé all over the body and massage in a circular motion to stimulate circulation and aid absorption. The Soufflé is a really thick cream and a little goes a long way, it does take a bit longer than normal to absorb in to the skin. The scent itself is amazing and I could still smell it the morning after on my skin. 




 Sealed with a golden kiss  



Once your skin regime is complete, you can apply your selftan for the ultimate beachready look. Beauty at Tesco has a range of tanning products to suit all shades, whether you’re looking for a gentle glow or a long lasting sun-kissed tan.   
  
  
St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse is a speedy tanning solution that starts to develop instantly on application.  It is quick dying, easy to apply and super lightweight, helping you to achieve a faster finish. The new actives in this Bronzing Mousse allow its wearer to pick the shade of tan they desire according to when they wash it offIt  will continue to work for up to eight hours, developing into your chosen shade. A 100% natural tanning agent and intelligent shade technology are used to ensure that your tan is tailored to your individual skin-tone for a natural looking, streak-free golden glow.   






Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan is a light-weight, fast drying, non-sticky mousse giving rapid streak free results. Accelerating ingredients helps it to develop quickly and, depending on how dark you would like to be, can be showered off after 1 hour for a gentle bronze, 2 hours for a rich chocolate and 3 hours for an intense deep tan.  


Cocoa Brown Gentle Bronze allows you to build your colour from a light glow to a ‘Gentle Bronze’. It can be applied every day, to both moisturise your skin and give you a hint of colour. Apply as you would body moisturiser, ensuring that it is well rubbed into your skin.
 
Cocoa Brown Lovely Legs Spray is designed specifically for your legs. Simply spray directly on to your legs for a natural, bronzed and flawless tan in an instant. The easy to apply spray blurs imperfections, giving you the confidence to bear your legs this summer. 



Soleil Beauty Bronzing Mousse is a light and easy to use bronzing mousse provides an instant hint of colour and develops into a deeper tan within 2-4 hours of application, leaving you with a streak free, natural looking tan. 
For something more subtle try Soleil Beauty Tinted Bronzing Lotion, this non-greasy tinted bronzing lotion is the perfect solution. It is tinted for an instant glow and will develop within 2-4 hours into a golden tan. 
Soleil Beauty Instant Bronzing Lotion is a wash off bronzing lotion will give you an immediate, flawless, natural looking tan that can wash off almost as quickly as it was applied.


  
  
Check out these and other tanning products available at Beauty At Tesco Now