Every girl in the world loves getting freebie make up samples. If that sounds like an amazing idea to you – and of course it does – you’ll definitely going to want to check out this post, because here we’ll show you the best places where you can get some.
Some say diamonds are a woman’s best friend, but I disagree. I think it’s free make up samples. This sort of freebie is an excellent way for you to try out some new products or stock up on what you’re missing if you’re struggling with an empty wallet – and we all go through that from time to time.
Whether you’re broke or looking for an everyday lipstick, check out these places and you’ll get some nice samples. It’ll be like food samples at Cotsco on the weekends – but better, because there’s make up involved!
Christmas is just around the corner, now is the time to get crafting with your little ones and create some wonderful Christmas memories. Christmas is my ultimate favourite time of year, so I was really excited as I was popping round to everyone’s blogs and scouring Pinterest, looking for inspiration.
I’ve collected together a list of my Top 5 Favourite Christmas Crafts that are ideal to make with preschool aged children, as well as some that are suitable for toddlers and younger children.
DYLON Dyes have such a huge range of colourful fabric dyes, suitable for both hand dying projects and washing machine dying, that when I was asked if I’d like to work with them on a little project, I was absolutely spoilt for choice.
After much time spent surfing the DYLON website and playing with their fancy colour wheel, I finally decided that ‘Intense Violet’ was the colour for me. Their hand fabric dyes come in sachets with all the instructions printed clearly on the back. All I needed in order to get dying was a container, some salt, some DYLON fabric dye, warm water and some elastic bands.
I had a go at creating a bullseye tie dye effect and as soon as I saw how gorgeous the finished project was, I knew I had to share it with you. This impressive bed set was so easy to create and took less than an hour from start to finish. Continue reading →
Back in August, I bought Luke the Hot Wheels Turbine Twister Super Crash toy for his third birthday. Two months later and it’s still going strong, proving to be a firm favourite for my car obsessed boy.
This Hot Wheels track sends cars speeding around a loopy track by using a wind up turbine. Add more than one car and witness a high speed crash! You can also raise one section of track to make a little jump, sending the car over the area when the Hot Wheels cars would otherwise crash into each other.
I can’t be the only person who thinks the best thing about Autumn is snuggling up at home and enjoying a nice cosy night in. After a long and busy day, a slightly soggy school run or freezing commute home from work, sometimes coming home and wrapping up warm, sipping hot chocolate and lazing out in front of the TV is the perfect pick me up.
Here is my list of absolutely essential things that really make a nice cosy Autumn night in the ultimate pick me up after a long, hard and chilly day.
Let’s talk about relaxing for a minute. We all need to do it from time to time and it’s a well known fact that sometimes we just don’t give ourselves the permission, or enough time, to sit down and unwind. We all need to have a little sit down on the sofa with a big cup of tea, a biccy or two and pop something on the TV from time to time; or run a big old luxurious bubble bath and enjoy our own company for an hour. Recharging our batteries is something we all need to take the time to do every once in a while.
When the opportunity arises to sample some delicious cake, I am definitely not one to turn said offer down! Therefore, when a cute local business, Caketoppers, sent me some personalised photo cupcakes to munch on, I was over the moon. Who doesn’t love receiving cake in the post?
Of course, when ordering personalised cup cakes, there are three main things that you need to take into consideration:
Autumn has well and truly hit my little corner of the UK. The mornings are dark and misty, the nursery run is a bit soggy and the leaves have started to change colour.
I really, really love Autumn. I love the smells, the cosy nights in, the knitwear, the boots and, of course, the candles. It’s probably my favourite season – bonus points for Halloween falling slap bang in the middle of it; need I say more? Autumn is the season for crafting! For getting creative with beautiful colours, getting dark and spooky for halloween and enjoying some really fun activities.
This suncatcher craft uses tissue paper inspired by the beautiful colours of autumn leaves.
I love me a good monthly bucket list. Usually I would link to the previous months list and cross off all the tasks I managed to get done, however, due to my lack of solid blogging lately, that seems a bit pointless this month.
Plus, yes, I know, it’s late! I guess I had better get my bum into gear…
This September, I am keen to get my life back on track and become a bit more organised. Don’t go expecting any miracles, but as part of my “learning to love myself” thing I have going on at the moment, organising my life a little seems like a jolly good place to start.
I’m late…again! I love Monthly Favourite posts, but I am awful at getting them out on time! This past month has been particularly busy for me, but I’m incredibly proud of myself for the things I have achieved and the way in which I have managed to stay sane throughout the whole of August. Hi five for me!
I may have had a bit of a blogging break recently, but my spare time has not been going to waste. I have met a whole bunch of new people, tried some new experiences, found new things that I absolutely love and, something I’m most excited and proud about – I’ve become a bit more comfortable with myself and maybe even a tad more confident. I’m not saying I’m anywhere near 100% there; it’s a long journey when it comes to loving and accepting yourself, but I’m at the beginning of that journey now and it feels really, really nice.
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