Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Our Build A Bear Experience

Last week Abigail and I attended our local Build A Bear at the Bentalls Centre, Kingston Upon Thames.

I think that every young child loves Build A Bear, its such a colorful store full of teddies, clothes, shoes and accessories.

We were greeted by the lovely Sophia upon arrival, we originally went to review the Halloween bears but when we got there right in front of us were the stand of Frozen bears, now I'm sure all of you have heard about Frozen and know how crazy children are about the film.  Frozen is Abigail's favourite film so you can imagine how in her element she was when she saw the stand and insisted on having one of the characters, how could I say no!!

So we went for the Frozen theme.  We went through the whole process which was to choose a bear, Abigail chose an Elsa bear, then went to choose a sound for her bear it was the 'Let it go' Frozen song, she then stuffed her bear using the big machine, made a wish and put a heart in the bear.  It was such a lovely experience, when she had stuffed her bear and made the wish, she went to choose an outfit, which was the Elsa dress along with a pair of sparkly Elsa shoes, and a brush to keep her bear in great condition.

Sophia was great with Abigail, she's usually quite shy but she helped her through each process of making her bear, talking to her through everything.

The whole experience was lovely and a great treat for children. So for Halloween, Birthdays or Christmas Build A Bear would be the perfect present.   

*We were gifted with our bear and experience in exchange for an honest review

P.S My images of the Elsa bear are to follow (slight error with the photos!)

Sunday, 26 October 2014

My Mummy Beauty Favourites

Thought I would share with you all a couple of my beauty favourites for this month.
First off is the Braun Face Facial Epilator & Facial Brush, I recently reviewed this but absolutely love it, my skin has really cleared up since using it.  A quick and professional way to give your skin a good cleanse and excellent for those stray facial hairs! Can be purchased in Boots for £89.99

Next up is my new favourite Razor - The Venus & Olay Razor.  Olay Moisture Bars release skin conditioners to help boost your shave whilst the 5 lades work a treat in removing the hairs.  I have to say I love the smell of the moisture bars, the vanilla smells lovely and left my legs feeling super smooth.  In the pack is a shower hook for in-shower storage, which is super handy.  It makes a huge difference using a better quality razor.  

The Venus and Olay Razor is available at boots for £5.49

Thursday, 23 October 2014

imPRESS by Broadway Nails

I don't get much time these days to sit down and manicure my nails properly so being sent the imPRESS by Broadway Nails to review was ideal for me.

imPRESS by Broadway Nails are the manicured gel nails you have always wanted.  They are super easy to apply, with their adhesive tab there is no need to sit there and fiddle with glue.  Removal is so easy too.

I got to try out my nails last week when I was going for a meal with some of the Mums from Abigail's school, my nails have been neglected so when I applied these I felt great.  The colour I'm wearing is called Big Flirt, the colour is gorgeous and the nails looked lovely and shiny.  It only took me a few minutes to apply the nails.  They only lasted for 2 days but being a Mum I am constantly using my hands, doing the washing, washing up and all the other bits.

I love the imPRESS nails and will be using them again, they have also inspired me to give myself time and manicure my own nails on a regular basis.  They are fab if you are going out for the evening or just want to make yourself feel a bit more glam!

The imPRESS nails are available to buy in Superdrug from £5.99

*I was sent the product in return for an honest review

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The Baby Show Olympia Kensington 24-26 October 2014

This coming Friday I will be attending The Baby Show at Olympia Kensington.

The Baby Show is a 3 day event which will be happening from 24-26th October.  Its a great place to go especially if you are pregnant, or already have children and want to see (and buy) so fab new products.

There is also a great team of experts there who will be able to provide you with advice for pregnancy and parenting.  There are also hundreds of brands there for you to try out new products and enjoy exclusive offers.

The facilities there are great for both you and your little one.

For more information and ticket price you can visit the Baby Show website.

P.S The beautiful baby model in the tutu is Sophia! (proud Mumma!)

Patricia Eve Swimwear

As a Mummy I always like to make an effort and try to still be stylish with what I wear.  I don't always get the time to spend ages getting ready and making myself feel as glam as I would like to.

When it comes to swimwear my drawers are full of dark colours, and quite frankly boring swimming costumes.  I know its not a fashion show to get into the pool or be on the beach but it is nice to feel that extra bit glam so when I was offered the chance to review a costume and bikini from their 2013 collection from Patricia Eve I was looking forward to feeling good in my new swimwear!

I was sent a costume from their Miraclesuit Swimwear range size 12.  Now I'm sure its every women's dream to feel slimmer than they are (I know its mine!!) the Miraclesuit is perfect for this, it has three times the 'holding in' power, and I can assure you this is very true without making you feel like you can't breathe the Miraclesuit really does work a treat.  I'm particularly paranoid about my 'Mum Tum' but when wearing the Miraclesuit I did instantly feel comfortable in what I was wearing, I didn't feel like I was worrying about my wobbly tummy as the way swimwear is designed it instantly gives a very flattering shape, I am slightly curvier round by my hips and bum area so this really did tuck in my bits I felt uncomfortable with.

I love the animal print design on my costume and felt every bit the yummy mummy! 

I am not one to want to show off my body on my blog as I do have lots of 'wobbly bits' but I really love my costume and it made me feel so comfortable in myself.

Patricia Eve specialise in Shapewear, Swimwear, Nightwear & Underwear which are all available on their website.  And to follow all of their up to date news you can find them on Twitter.

* I was sent this product in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts are my own.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Love Sales

Having constant access to the internet I love the fact that I can do most of my shopping online, especially if I'm feeling extra lazy and don't feel like walking round the shops all day I love to just have a good old browse on my favourite websites, seeing whats in the sales, I love to find a bargain. 

I recently signed up to this great website called *Love Sales.  Love Sales is a website that features lots of different retailers, most of which are places I would shop on a regular basis and the great thing about this site is that it only displays sales, so you select the store/stores that you are interested in and they appear on your sales feed, so you pick your favourite shop you will be notified straight away of when the sales are for this year and next which is great.

For me a website like this is great as I can get things in advance if I know there is a sale on then I can order online Abigail's school shoes, or family/friends presents, and especially with Christmas coming up I really do think that its worth signing up to.

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