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.

Win an Illuminated Canvas - Non Personalised London Canvas

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Braun Face - Facial Epilator & Cleansing Brush

I have recently been sent the New Braun Face - Facial Epilator & Cleansing Brush to review.  The worlds first facial epilator and cleansing brush.

I've been using the brush for a week now and I have to say my skin is feeling very fresh and clean. My skin recently had been lacking tlc so this came at the perfect time! I have been suffering a few breakouts over the past few weeks but my skin looks like it is really clearing up.  My skin is also quite sensitive but the brush feels really gentle, its amazing how clean your skin feels when you have cleansed with the brush.

I have been exfoliating twice a week after using the brush and my skin has felt even more amazing after, and has had a lovely glow, especially after I have applied my make up in the mornings.

I have to admit I haven't yet used the epilator part as I am trying to grow my eyebrows a bit more so am waiting for those annoying little strays so I will update when I get a chance to use it.  This would be great for someone like my Mum who on a regular basis gets her face threaded so I think I shall let her try it out.

I love how small the Braun Face is, handbag sized and it comes with a lovely white beauty pouch, lighted mirror, AA battery & a small cleaning brush.

Product key features
Facial cleansing – 6x better than manual cleansing
• Removes make-up and impurities pore deep - The cleansing brush gently oscillates to loosen make up, oil and impurities like pollution and dust, for 6x better cleansing than manual.
• Refines and exfoliates via micro-oscillations - With hundreds of micro-oscillations per minute, the brush gently but effectively cleanses even sensitive skin.
• For use in your shower routine - Take your new cleansing brush under the shower, it can be used with water and your favourite cleansing gel.
• Brush refill - To maintain top performance and hygiene, renew the brush every 3 months with a new refill. Happy cleansing!
Facial epilation – Up to 4 weeks of hair free skin
• Slim head for ultimate precision - The slim epilator head was designed for absolute precision on the face.
•10 micro-openings capture the finest hairs - The micro-openings of the 10 tweezers will catch the finest hairs down to 0.02mm of width, and only 0.5mm of height, so you don’t have to wait for hairs to grow back visibly!
• High frequency plucking - At 200 plucking movement per second, the Braun facial epilator can give you a thoroughly smooth skin for up to 4 weeks in seconds.
• For chin, upper lip, forehead and to maintain eyebrows - From left to right, the two direction switch allows to epilate with ease on both sides of the face.

The Braun Face is available at Boots for £89.99 its well worth the price tag, especially if you go for regular facial threading or waxing treatments, you can easily do this at home with Braun Face,

Here's a short clip of me using my Braun Face Cleansing Brush!

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


Thursday, 16 October 2014

Mini Cheese & Onion Pasties - Children's Snacks

I thought I would start up posts on my Daughters favourite snacks, and easy recipes that you can make together at home.

Yesterday I made Cheese and Onion Mini Pasties which the girls love, especially Sophia! And its such a simple snack or you can even have them for lunch with something on the side or dinner, Abigail likes hers with beans and chips! A real quick and easy dinner.

For this recipe is used:

Roll Puff Pastry which I purchased from Asda
1 Onion
Grated Cheese
Potato (boil and mash)
Parsley 1 tsp chopped
1 Egg lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 200
Roll out pastry and cut into small squares
Grate the cheese and dice the onion
Mix together the mash potato, onion, cheese and parsley
Add in a heaped tbsp of the mixture into the middle of the parcels
Fold over the pastry and crimp the edges
Brush over with the beaten egg and place on a baking tray
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes

Such a simple and tasty snack to make.

Whats your favourite snack to make for your little ones?




Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Asda Toy Sale

Now that Christmas is only 2 months away I think its a good time to start stocking up on presents, or at least making a start.  I have started to buy early this year as I am trying to be organised.

Today Asda are having their Toy Sale, you can save up to half price on hundreds of their items, this is the perfect opportunity to buy your children's or loved one's presents early and at half the price.

The sale is available on line and in store.

Abigail is a massive fan of Frozen, and Asda currently have their Disney Frozen 4 Character Box Set for £30 reduced from £60 which I think is amazing.

For the boys they have a Hot Wheels Super Looper Race Set which would be the perfect gift for any little boy this Christmas, or any girl if they are into cars! I know that Abigail would probably like this!


Will you be stocking up at the Asda sale for Christmas presents?