Monday, 17 November 2014

Vidal Sassoon Infa Radiance Diffuser Hair Dryer - Review

I was recently given the chance to review the new Vidal Sassoon Infa Radiance Diffuser Hair Dryer, I wash my hair every couple of days and always like to blow dry it, and then usually go through it with the straighteners to smooth it out.

I love this dryer, it has to be the best I have used. With my old hair dryer I felt like I was sitting there for ages trying to style my hair but with the Infa Radiance its so powerful that my hair is dry within minutes and the best thing is I don't have to use the straighteners which is great and saves my hair a lot of damage!  My hair feels really smooth and has made such a massive difference using a powerful dryer.  The Infa Radiance also helps prevents hot spots with it delivering heat more evenly.  The diffuser attachment is perfect for Abigail's hair which is really curly, so is great to keep her girls smooth.

The hair dryer is available at Boots for £49.99, well worth the price tag.  

  • 2000W DC Dryer - lightweight and high performance design
  • Tourmaline Ceramic - conditioning irons for reduced frizz
  • 2 speed/heat settings - giving maximum versatility and control
  • Cold shot - set your style and increases shine
  • Professional Rocker Switches
  • Concentrator & Diffuser - perfect curls, volume or smooth
  • 2.5m Cable for freedom when drying
  • 2 year Guarantee
*I was sent the hair dryer in exchange for an honest review

Sunday, 16 November 2014

How we Tackled Bedtime with Abigail!

Since having Sophia I have found it a bit more difficult putting Abigail to bed.  Our routine is to put Abi to bed first and then Sophia, it works out easier for me as Sophia takes slightly longer to go down.  Abi wouldn't let Feroz put her to bed she always wants Mummy so I always ended up doing bedtimes on my own which I found really stressful as she would sometimes scream and cry that she didn't want to go to bed or most nights get up when I was trying to put Sophia down, she would use every excuse like, 'Mummy I'm too hot', 'my head hurts', I need a drink my lips are dry', 'I want you to sing me to sleep as I can't close my eyes' and the list goes on!! She would get up at least 3 or 4 times and in the end it was making bedtime really stressful as Sophia was too distracted and wouldn't end up going to sleep until a bit later then I found myself having no evening at all.  I had a good routine with Abi, bath, teeth, story, chat then bed so I know she was just getting up for attention.

So it came to the point where I told Feroz that he had to help me at night as I was getting really stressed with it all, he suggest buying her a bedtime chart (and we worked around what he could do to help me out with the girls at bedtime), we found one in our local 99p store and its great, it has basically the same routine we were using but of course Abi would be rewarded with stickers if she managed to achieve each task every night.  I have to say that the bedtime chart is great and she no longer gets up making up silly excuses, she will only get up if she needs to go to the toilet. Just a simple thing like using the chart and being positive has worked out so well with us, it has also helped with her coming off of her Dry Nights, after Sophia was born Abi went back into wetting the bed and to be honest I didn't think I would ever get her out of them but again using the chart and encouraging positive comments has really helped her, she has the odd accident but that can be expected.  Feroz has taken more of a role in bedtime as he should have done anyway, not everything can be left to us Mums! But working together as a team and using the chart has made a great difference.  We also brought a spare for Sophia as she loves to copy everything her big Sister does too!!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Child's First Pet

We already have a Cat at home, but Abigail has always wanted a Dog, something I would not want in my home.  I wouldn't have the time for a Dog and I know it would just be a novelty to the girls and probably ware off after a while.

The most simple pet of all for your child is to have their very own little *aquarium, with fishes you don't have to clean their tanks every day, its quick and easy to feed them.  They are also fairly cheap to keep and as long as you keep them well looked after then they would last a while.

Abigail recently had her first fish tank and absolutely loved it, she named all her fish and loved feeding them every day, unfortunately the filter was too strong and killed all 5 fish which was such a shame.  So make sure when purchasing your first tank and fish that you ready carefully which tank is compatible with the fish, and read up properly on the tanks.

What was your or your child's first pet?

Debenhams Christmas Flowers

If you are stuck for gift ideas this Christmas for a loved one then why not order them a beautiful bouquet of Christmas Flowers, I have brought people flowers before for birthdays and other celebrations but never for Christmas.

I was lucky enough to be given the chance to choose a bouquet of flowers from Debenhams, I went for the Designer Velvet Rose flowers £49.99, they included deep water roses, scented oriental lilies, grandprix roses with berries and silver birch.  They smell beautiful and certainly bring that festive feeling into my living room.  The red roses are gorgeous and I love the added silver birch.

These would make a beautiful present for your Mum/Dad, Nan or any loved ones or friends who love flowers.  I'm sure they would love a pretty Flower Delivery.

I always at Christmas time buy festive flowers but I have never had any as beautiful as this.

Debenhams are kindly offering my readers a Discount Code which entitles you to 40% off a bouquet. The only bouquets exempt from the discount is the 'Flowers by Post' range.

* I was sent the sample of flowers in exchange for an honest review

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

I Took Part in the Daily Mail Vs Victoria Secret Ad

If you follow me on social media or have been reading my blog then you will know that last week I took part in a shoot for the Daily Mail, showing 10 normal ladies (not models!) posing in our undies! Trying to get the point out there that you don't have to be a size 0 to be perfect.  After all no one is perfect.  We are all beautiful in our own ways and all come in different shapes and sizes not just one slim size.

As much as the Victoria Secret models are very beautiful, they are all one size, what's wrong with them putting an ad out with women ranging in sizes?

I was really excited seeing the published article, and slightly nervous about reading the comments. some of which were really quite nasty, saying we are overweight but you always get people hiding behind the computer writing horrible things.  They didn't bother me too much as I felt confident in myself enough to do the shoot, I am a size 14 I would like to drop a dress size, but that is up to me to change my lifestyle and do something about it.  I'm not ashamed of my body and feel proud that I had the guts to take part.

The article has got a lot of people talking and am hoping it does help women out there feel confident and happy with themselves because don't forget, no one is perfect!

Money & Co

What would you do with an investment fortune of £1,000? How about £10,000? This November, Money&Co. have launched an online Fortune Finders game in which players can have the chance to win an investment fortune of £10,000 and five prizes of investment worth £1,000.

Get hunting!
The Fortune Finders lasts for 10 days and features six hunts. During each hunt, participants must decipher clues in order to find the hidden gems that look like this one below on the Money&Co. website:

Each gem provides a unique code and participants must obtain the codes from all six hunts to have the opportunity to win the £10,000 grand prize. People will be able to unlock secret entry forms for the mini prize draws of £1,000 which will become available every two days. The hunt began 2 days ago, so get playing now!

The game is easily accessible on smartphones, tablets and computers as it is browser based. This means you can hunt for the treasure wherever you are. Updates about the £10,000 Fortune Finders can be found on Twitter by following @MoneyandCoUK and by using #10grandhunt. Money&Co. can also be found on Facebook, and a Twibbon has been set up so that everyone can load the gem onto their social profiles. You can start discovering gems from Wednesday 12th November by clicking on this link

Surely, there is a catch?
Money&Co. are simply launching the hunt to show how easy it is to invest money on their site. They want to promote one simple message: that making money shouldn’t be so hard. So if you’d like a £10,000 start to your investment fortune, why not have a go?

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Win A Yankee Candle Advent House

Its coming up to one of my favourite times of the year....Ho ho ho Christmas is on its way!! Tonight I watched my first Christmas film, and have already brought my advent calendars!
I have teamed up with two of my very best blogging friends Hayley from Sparkles & Stretchmarks & Emma from Handbags to Changebags to win this gorgeous Yankee Advent House.

Everyday reveals a tea light candle in one of six seasonal scents, including an extra treat on the 24th.

To win this gorgeous prize just simply enter via the Rafflecoptor below.  Open to UK residents only.