Tuesday, 26 June 2018

All About The Blogger – Getting To Know You

All About The Blogger – Getting To Know You
Please provide a short introduction to your blog including your name, your blog’s name and niche. 
Hi, I’m Sabina and I have been blogging at Mummy Matters since 2009.  Mummy Matters is a magazine style blog focusing on family and lifestyle with all that it encompasses (which as a family of 6 with children ranging from 5 to 16 is a lot).  
Q1. How would your best friend describe you?  
From Wendy: “Sabina has a wicked sense of humour and is an extremely loyal friend, although she quite openly admits she is not great at keeping in touch 😉When you spend time with Sabina, you can be sure it will be quality time and I ALWAYS leave her with a smile on my face and know that next time we meet up, even though it may be weeks apart, it will seem like only yesterday.”
Q2. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
For me the best thing about blogging has been that I can work when I want, on what I want and I can make it fit around my family.  If I hadn’t started my blog then I would have returned to the workplace and Lillie would have gone into nursery which was something I really didn’t want.  Blogging has enabled me to be a stay at home Mum to all of my children, has given us opportunities we never would have imagined and has given me a sense of purpose and pride for what I have achieved over the past 9 years.
Q3. If you could change anything about blogging, what would it be?
The same thing that I would change about any career; the bitchiness.  There is a lot of backstabbing wherever you work so it isn’t just reserved for bloggers.
I would like to see more of a standard for pay as it does tend to be a ‘stick your finger in the air’ kind of scenario.
Q4. If you were invited to a Blogger’s Cocktail Party, which three bloggers would you invite and why?
Eeek, why did I write this question in here??  It’s absolutely impossible for me to choose just three as I have two particular groups of bloggers that I speak with regularly.  In which case, I am going to choose some of my original blogging buddies that I would love to catch up with – Jax at Mummys Little Monkey because we NEVER get to see each other anymore and I miss her crazy sense of humour.  Mirka Moore because we used to speak loads but now have drifted in different directions (although I did run into her last week for 10 minutes which was brilliant) and Kara Guppy because I haven’t seen her for ages either and it’s about time we had a catch up!
Q5. What is the best blogging tip you have been given?
So many over the years.  I think the best tips would be to be true to yourself, to ‘pay it forward’ so if someone offers you an opportunity, pass them onto to someone else who deserves help when you have completed your work.  
Q6. When you aren’t blogging, where is your favourite place to visit for a day out?
I love to be outdoors with my family so we like to find big open spaces to explore like Rutland Water where we can run, scoot, bike and relax as a family.
Q7. Tell us about your guilty pleasure.  It could be food, drink, a TV programme or your favourite band.
Hmmm I would have to say Home & Away.  I used to watch it all the time as a teenager and got back into it again a few years ago.  I don’t watch it religiously but I do enjoy binge watching when I haven’t watched it for a few weeks.
Q8. If you knew you were going to be marooned on a desert island and could take 3 luxury items with you, what would they be?
Chocolate, music and my camera.
Q9. What was the last good book you read?
Jane Fallon’s My Sweet Revenge.  My cousin bought it for my birthday and she was an author I hadn’t heard of before but I loved her writing and laughed out loud often throughout the book.
Q10. Describe your perfect date night?
My perfect date would be an evening of laughter, music and dancing anywhere with Simon, it’s the simple things.

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Thursday, 21 June 2018

Monday, 18 June 2018

Use your local library...

I have saved a fortune by using my local library and met lovely people since I started my series of books. Always cash strapped and struggling, it is very much a case regarding the library as 'use it or lose it."
I will admit it, I am a digiqueen, but I don't think the traditional hard copy of a beautiful book will ever be replaceable. Nothing beats the pleasure of relaxing with a good paperback. I was in for a treat this year, I read Joanna Cannon's "Three Things About Elsie" on ebook courtesy of the BorrowBox app and on a further visit discovered that  "The Trouble With Goats And Sheep" was tantalisingly tempting me from the bookshelf at Lord Louis Library here on the Island. So many books available for free, if only I had more time!

The Trouble With Goats and Sheep - Joanna Cannon

Even if you are a casual reader of a magazine or two, this can be found in another app, PressReader. It has been an absolute delight to be able to read about Frida Kahlo in this months Harper's Bazaar, something that I rarely buy as I consider it a luxurious treat!
If you fancy renting out a movie and would rather not pay the extortionate rates on Sky, you can simply rent a current (yes, current!) DVD for as little as £1.50 a night, even better, if you can't get to the particular branch of library you obtained it from, you can return the DVD to another.
Also, living out in a rural area, my broadband is pretty rubbish and sometimes non-existent, so I know I can pop into my local library to use the internet.
And double bonus, if you like playing with Lego, there's a regular Lego Club.
I have just listed some of the things that are available at the library, so, next time you are near one, don't forget to pop in and see what they have to offer because if we don't utilise it we could see our dear libraries closing and we wouldn't want that, would we?

Monday, 4 June 2018

Why I've taken a long break from blogging and vlogging...

So, I started my blog and vlog with aplomb a good few year's back.
And I enjoyed it, I really did. But then I started getting busy with work things and that's when life decided to bite me hard on the backside.
Looking at the timescale between 2012 and 2017, a few things happened that knocked the wind out of my sails.
Not wanting to go into too much detail, over that time period I lost my mum to vascular dementia, my dad had a severe stroke, the house was in the middle of a renovation and I had a baby. Trying to deal with all these things emotionally, mentally and physically was a full-time job and I am not going to lie, took its toll.
However, I am one of those people who is a creative, tech person, and not finding anything that fed that passion, I decided to have a cheeky look at my YouTube account in September of last year.
I logged in to my account to find I had 5,500 views, not only was I really shocked, but pleased, as I thought that once I get to the magic 10,000 views I would get monetisation (Not anymore after the Logan scandal). My YouTube account notifications had been turned off so I wasn't receiving information about comments (I am sorry to some people whom I have only just responded to!).
And then I looked at this blog and realised that I also really miss writing. I did manage (I don't know how!) to self-publish my first children's book in 2016, I am currently working on my mums memoirs about her childhood in WW2 (more about that later) and also my novel, plus another children's book.
Sometimes, even with the best intentions, life gets in the way, but I'm pleased to say I'm back!

Sunday, 3 June 2018

And A Nightingale Sang... Memoirs about childhood in Sussex during WW2

My late mother, Marianne Sells (nee Fowler) (Potential Debutante, Barnardos Children's Nurse and Granddaughter of Sir Richard Gregory) had been writing her memoirs about her childhood living in rural Sussex during WW2, for half my life. Admittedly, I never had much interest in her writing, but when she passed away in July 2017, five and a half long years after a long battle with vascular dementia, I collated all her paperwork (scattered everywhere throughout the family home, as her mind worsened) and took it upon myself to self-publish her book. It took many long and painful months to finally get it into a tangible format before I could self-publish it. She was always good at entertaining and telling wild stories, admittedly whilst reading it, I realised what a beautiful, funny and equally heart-breaking tome it is.

You can find out more by clicking here goo.gl/1vADFm 

Monday, 28 May 2018

Unicorn Magic!

It's true, I admit it, I am slightly unicorn mad, to my partner's dismay!
This trend is continuing to be popular and I don't think our little unicorn friends are going to be trotting away any time soon!

Here are my current favourite unicorn inspired products...

Carex Unicorn Soap from Poundland (also comes in a Bath & Shower Gel, yippee!)

Carex Unicorn Hand Soap

Asda - various dinner sets and glassware

George at Asda Unicorn Dinnerware

Imperial Leather Foamburst Unicorn Marshmallow Shower Gel (smells amazing and doubles up as a super shave cream!)

Imperial Leather Unicorn Shower Cream Foamburst

ASOS DESIGN Nights Dream Glow In the Dark Unicorn Slippers

asos Unicorn Slippers

 Disclaimer: No Unicorns were harmed in the making of these products...

Monday, 21 May 2018

When You Become a Parent to Your Parent

"The son becomes the father and the father becomes the son."

How apt that was whilst thinking about this particular blog, I should hear this saying whilst watching a popular television show. No truer words spoken.

As I have got older, I have found myself in the hard situation of becoming essentially the protector of of both my parents. My dearest late mother succumbed to vascular dementia and lost her battle with it after five and half years last year. As her mind slowly shut down, she became childlike and vulnerable. I found that instead of her holding my hand, I was holding hers.

My father, always strong and there for his family, had a severe stroke in 2015 at only 67 years old. Once very mentally and physically active, he is now bedbound and has lost all independence, as well as minimal speech which makes communication difficult for him. Whilst he was worried I'd trip whilst I learned to walk as a toddler, now I'm worried he'll fall. I'm the one anxious about literal and metophorical obstacles for him - not the other way around like it used to be.

So now I find myself the parent to my parent... a role that neither of us wanted or had foreseen. I worry continuously about his health and happiness whilst at the same time trying to protect him.

I am lucky and blessed that my parents provided a secure and happy childhood. But as we are now all living longer, this reversed role play will probably become more common.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week - 14th to 20th May 2018

As I write this there is a local council meeting where they are discussing yet again, the shortfalls of the mental health services in this area. I read in the local press a few months ago, that the Isle of Wight is one of four counties whose mental health services drastically need improvement. I remain slightly cynical about this, as that's all there seems to be, lots of talk, but no action. 
Crying Girl
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It's Mental Health Awareness Week and earlier on this month, I organized a Mental Health Mates Walk. This, as far as I know, was the first to be held on the Island and I am hoping one of many. I am one singular person, but I am calling for drastic improvements in this area and it's time that the Government realises that this can be a life-threatening condition.

I have also signed up to be a Time To Change Champion, speaking out about the stigma of depression and campaigning for more support for others in need.

From a personal experience when I was a new and very lonely mother, with no parental support, I struggled with PND. The doctor even said I was at risk from it, but, I did not get the support I really needed. In that very desperate time, you just want to reach out to someone, someone who understands, even a little bit. It was hard then and it is now, and I refuse to sit quietly and feel ashamed about having PND.

Having a mental health issue or issues, is not limited to just a week sadly, so let's keep talking and supporting each other. If you know someone who is going through it, speak to them, support them, be there for them, as there is nothing more isolating sometimes then having a mental health disability. 

The more voices that there are, the louder we can be heard...

To find out about more Time to Change, please visit www.time-to-change.org.uk

Mental Health Mates www.mentalhealthmates.co.uk

PANDAS Pre and PostNatal Depression Support http://www.pandasfoundation.org.uk/

Monday, 14 May 2018

Create a Magical Nursery with Hurn & Hurn

I first heard about Hurn & Hurn when I spotted one of their products in Mother & Baby magazine, upon visiting the site, I fell in love with what they had on offer. Products are stylish, of high quality, appeal to the designer side of me and are reasonably priced. There are many online stores offering homeware and accessories for the Nursery, but Hurn & Hurn in particular stands out.

To start with, I loved the Fiona Walker England Mini Bear With Crown Felt Animal Head, which would look beautiful in my daughter's nursery, let's hope its cute appeal doesn't appear too scary for her! Grrr!
Fiona Walker Felt Bear Head
The 3 Sprouts Mouse Storage Caddy (and I am a huge fan of all storage solutions in this chaotic house!) is perfect for putting away toys to avoid the inevitable and painful experience of accidentally stepping on them. Talking of tidying, I will also be hanging her little clothes on the colourful Felt Flamingo Coat Hook also by Fiona Walker England.

3 Sprouts Mouse Storage Caddy

Fiona Walker Felt Flamingo Hook

No nursery is complete without soft lighting of course, to lull her gently to sleep, so I will festoon the room with this cute string of LED Star Fairy String Lights by A Little Lovely Company. The Ferm Living Cloud Rose, dusky pink duvet set with a dreamy cloud print will hopefully help her settle into the land of nod, nope, no nightmares here!

A Little Lovely Company LED Star Lights
Ferm Living Cloud Rose Duvet Set

Liked what you've seen so far? Please visit https://www.hurnandhurn.com/ to see what other beautiful goodies they offer!

Please note: This blog post is not a paid promotion or features an affiliate link, all views are my own. Images very kindly supplied by Hurn & Hurn. 

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Cath Kidston meets Alice - A Match Made in Wonderland

I have been a huge fan of Cath Kidston and Disney for a long time!

When I first heard that the first collection was going to be Mickey Mouse, I was beyond excited and grinning like the Cheshire Cat. These sell-out designs were promptly followed by Winnie The Pooh (a perfect babygro for my newborn daughter at the time, she's grown out of it now though! Boo!), 101 Dalmations, Peter Pan, more Mickey and Minnie Mouse (yes, really!) and the latest collection to be launched this month, Alice in Wonderland!

From the preview images, you can buy homeware such as a really cute duvet cover set (wonder if the partner would notice a new one!) and a beautiful embroidered jacket featuring a large red heart with Alice perched on top.

The range covers everything, apart from a hat, but I won't be disappointed about that, although the Mad Hatter might!

More details can be found by clicking on the link here

The collection will be available from the 24th/25th May this year.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Sandailo Psychic App Review

I am always interested in all things spiritual (with some scepticism) so jumped at the chance to review the Sandailo Pyschics app.

I was credited for five questions that I could ask from a group of various mediums and tarot readers, two that could be private and three public.

The interface was simple to navigate, but it took some time to familiarise myself with the app features. It was fairly easy to set up an account, just requiring a name, date of birth and gender.

Sandailo Psychic App

I decided to choose online medium Stargazer, whom responded to my private question promptly.

He offered to do a reading for me, unfortunately what I didn't realize is that when I said a simple thanks, that used up my second question credit!

I knew I had lots of questions for the public options, but found it hard to be more specific and narrow it down to three. 

The first public question was answered sufficiently within ten minutes which was impressive. The second question I had asked whether they could sense any of my late friends and family around and was a bit surprised when angellove11 described a stubborn and stern elderly lady with clear thoughts, this could have been my paternal grandmother or mother, my family is known for their stubbornness!

What I particularly liked about this app was that it was fairly transparent, there were no hidden costs and an easy refund option if you are unhappy with the responses you received. The graphics and layout were clean and easy to navigate. My only quibble was that one answer was difficult to decipher as it had not been clearly written by the person who kindly responded to a public question.

Would I use this app again? Possibly, if I had a burning question. Do I remain slightly cynical? Unfortunately, yes, but I did have some fun reading the responses and learning about how the app works.

To find out more about the app, please click on the following link

Please note: Sandailo Psychic Ltd kindly credited the app account in return for a review. All opinions and photos are my own. There are no affiliate links here.

The app is available for both Android and iOS.

Beautiful Flowers with 25% donated to Cancer Research UK

Having sadly lost over half my maternal family to cancer, including my grandmother, I have previously taken part in the Race for Life and organised a Crocus Walk for Cancer a few years back. I am a keen charity fundraiser and Cancer Research UK is one of those charities that is close to my heart. Therefore, I was really pleased to see that if you purchase a bouquet of flowers from Prestige Flowers, Cancer Research UK will receive a donation of 25%.
I am really impressed with the quality of the flowers, excellent customer service and fast delivery. The bouquet came well packaged, complete with a vase (saves time and fuss trying to find a suitable one!) and consisted of lilies and roses. This is the second bouquet that I have received and I am and remain impressed, my sitting room is currently delicately scented by the budding lilies! They are certainly giving the main competitor a run for their money!
Prestige Flowers Lily

You can find out more by clicking on the link, here: cruk.org/flowers

Please note: Prestige Flowers kindly sent me these flowers in return for a review. I must add that all opinions and photos are my own. There are no affiliate links here.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Most mums struggle with mental health issues

Maternal Mental Health Week 2018:
Most mums struggle with mental health issues

A recent report by Dr Louise Howard of King’s College London stated that 1 in 4 mums struggle with their mental health during pregnancy. Another found that more than 1 in 3 mums struggle post-natally. This might seem high, but in a recent MummyLinks survey 70% said they were currently, or had suffered with a mental health issue. Almost 30% struggled with depression, 30% with anxiety, and 15% with other issues such as OCD and PTSD.
So why are these figures so high? And seem to be rising?
One reason is that we are talking about it more. We’ve seen leaps and bounds in progress regarding talking about mental health recently – and the celebrities and key figures have been great at helping this cause from Gwyneth Paltrow, to Stacey Solomon, to Andrea Leadsom.  This does make it seem that the instances are rising. But is it just that people are more open about it? People didn’t used to talk about cancer after all, and now we wouldn’t dream of hiding that away.
But is there a bigger issue? Founder of MummyLinks, Emily Tredget believes so. She says:
“Depite feeling more connected through social media, mums are more lonely than ever.”
Her MummyLinks survey also asked mums how lonely they felt and a staggering. Almost half of the mums surveyed had high levels of loneliness (66 or more out of 100), and all mums said they were lonely some of the time. Interestingly she found that being part of a service such as NCT reduced loneliness by 22% - coincidentally, the same percentage that being part of NCT reduced mental health issues by. Of those not part of NCT 2 in 3 mums struggled. But for those part of NCT it was just 1 in 2.
“This doesn’t surprise me at all”, says Emily. “I found NCT invaluable – not only for teaching me about the birth itself, but more importantly for connecting with mums local to me who were going through the same experience, all within a month of each other.”
But, Emily believes that 1 in 2 struggling is still too high, and something needs to be done.
“Yes NCT is invaluable, but for some it’s too expensive, and even with this the rates of maternal mental health issues is just too high. Four mums close by is great, but this isn’t enough of a community to help you through when things get tough, or you just want to get out of the house and they’re not free.”
Maternal Mental Health week is 30th April – 6th May and Emily is arranging a campaign called #ShoutieSelfie. It aims to raise awareness of maternal mental health and fight the stigma. She ran it first in 2017 having just 2 months of social media experience, and 10 days to plan it. Despite this is got maternal mental health trending in its first half an hour and 1 million impressions. This year she is arranging an even bigger campaign with thousands of supporters – from NCT, to PANDAS, to ready to hit social media with their “shoutie selfie” to get people talking. Watch closely and you might even see a celebrity face or two shouting that week!
“#ShoutieSelfie is so important to me. I struggled with PND, PNA and PTSD after the birth of my son in 2015. Instead of being the best time of my life it was the worst. I went from being a confident and successful woman, to being scared to have coffee with a close friend. I was anxious whenever I was left alone with my son because I didn’t believe I knew how to look after him. It wasn’t until I started hearing that it wasn’t just me that was struggling. That others did too, that I realised it wasn’t that I was an awful person and mother. I was ill, and I could get help. And that’s why I’m now on a mission to ensure all mums – and dads – currently struggling know they are not alone and that they can get better.”
The campaign helps to reduce the stigma, but doesn’t do anything to reduce the loneliness felt on a day to day basis my millions of mums UK (and world!) wide. So Emily isn’t stopping there. She has been working tirelessly to create a new app to help mums beat loneliness through safe and local playdates. MummyLinks is currently a facebook group, but by summer the app will be out for mums to test.
“When I was struggling with loneliness – which for me lead to post natal depression – I set up a local whatsapp group of mums I knew, and they added mums they knew locally. It was great as if somebody cancelled last minute, or you haven’t arranged a playdate, you could ping a message out to a large number of local mums at once and usual find someone also keen to meet –whether you knew them directly, or not. But I realised I was lucky to be in this situation, and even with 15 or so mums in the group, sometimes nobody was free. I often wanted an app to do this – I didn’t mind meeting a new mum, I just wanted a reason to get out of the house and a chat!”
It’s invite only, which for Emily is key.
“Being invite only makes it a bit harder to join, but it’s key that mums using the service feel safe. It’s something I always felt, and in chatting to many mums around the UK I’ve found that it’s really important to most of them too.”
Similar services have been popping up over the last year or two – most notably Mush and Peanut which both have millions of pounds backing and are headed up by marketing and tech gurus (Peanut is a collaboration between Deliveroo and Badoo founders) – but this isn’t deterring Emily.
“I may not have tons of investment, but I truly believe that the community we are creating is going to be highly beneficial. Not just to mums struggling with mental health issues – to all mums. And if we can reduce loneliness, and therefore some cases of mental health issues, then I have achieved what I set out to do.”
To get involved with the campaign on 30th April search for #ShoutieSelfie or @MummyLinksApp on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook and follow her lead!
To ask to join MummyLinks head to: www.facebook.com/groups/MummyLinks

Friday, 20 April 2018

Mama, you've got this...

I am so incredibly lucky to have such an awesome daughter. I get so tied up looking after her and worrying about her that I forget one important thing, that despite everything and all the little challenges parenting brings, I'm doing ok.

I realised this fact when my friend came to see me the other day and told me that I was doing a good job as a mother. Not many people tell you that and by getting wrapped up in the smaller details you sometimes forget the bigger picture. Just that one sentence boosted me and gave me the reassurance that you sometimes need as a parent.

And the best gift, apart from my daughter, is that my parents gave me the best childhood I could wish  for and I hope I can do the same in return for my little one...

So, even during the tough times as a mum, always remember, "Mama, you've got this"...

Mummy and baby
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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Old English Company Competition

As a Graphic Designer and font fanatic, I absolutely love the hand-drawn typography designed stationery and homeware products created by the Old English Company, based in Stamford, UK.

In an effort to be more organised (my partner always sarcastically comments that I am certainly not, ahem), I was particularly drawn to the beautiful planners, especially the on-trend copper and blush pink ones!
Planner Old English Co.
Or, of course, you can find planners in different colours such as grey or black, more subdued designs but still just as sophisticated. Each planner is a handy A5 size (small enough to fit in your bag!), with 380 pages of 100gsm notepaper and includes useful checklists inside. You can find out more about the range by visiting the website here: https://oldenglishprints.com/collections/planners

And even more exciting is you can enter a competition to win a set of four!
But be quick, they will be choosing the winner on the 26th April, 2018.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Prestige Flowers - Unboxing!

Beautiful gifts from Prestige Flowers

I was lucky enough to be the recipient of a luxury box of chocolates, flowers and a teddy from Michael at Prestige Flowers, who was friendly, helpful and efficient.

The dispatch to my home (in the deepest, darkest south!) from West Yorkshire was only two days, impressive considering we were battling extreme weather conditions courtesy of Storm Emma and 'The Beast from The East!'. In fact, the fast delivery put other services to shame.

On unboxing the flowers, I noticed a beautiful aroma coming from them, the bouquet itself coming from a mix of fresh eucalyptus, roses, lilies and daisies. I was even more pleasantly surprised to find a vase AND a gift bag. They certainly look beautiful on my dressing table (pictured below).

Included in the package was a sleek box of British crafted 'Valley Chocolates', consisting of various flavours such as Lemon Truffle, Sweet Mandarin and Mango Fancy. Now, I am quite fussy about chocolate, especially unfamiliar brands, so approached this with caution! However, I can honestly say I was impressed, lovely tasting and melt in the mouth, in fact I think I prefer them to my usual brand.

Finally, there was a cuddly teddy called Charlie (with a little note) that my toddler liked so much she stole him on two separate occasions (don't think mummy didn't notice!).

Prestige Flowers have literally thought about EVERYTHING, you don't have to think about the gift box or the vase, it's all there beautifully presented, all you've got to do is visit their website, click and order! https://www.prestigeflowers.co.uk/mothers-day-flowers

I never review any products or companies that do not have a good reputation and high quality products, I can certainly say that Prestige Flowers have not failed to deliver (excuse the pun!) So if you are stuck for something to get your dearest mum or partner for Mother's Day, do click on the link above. I have no quibbles whatsoever about their products and would like to say a big well done! Just be quick, you've less than a week to get something and you don't want your nearest and dearest not speaking to you for a day!

You can see the unboxing of these on my channel Clara Sais. Thank you for reading this review, if you have any questions about the products please do not hesitate to say hi and comment below!

Monday, 5 March 2018

Easter Treats 2018 - Alternative Gifts to Chocolate Eggs!

Alternative Easter Treats for 2018

Well, what can I say? We all love (or at least most of us!) chocolate, but sometimes, it's nice to get something a bit different, whether you are watching your sugar intake or not! 

First up, is my children's book, Rabbits & Their Night-Time Habits (The Amusing Adventures of Missy and Mr. Bun) The first edition stocks are running low, so if you would like to purchase it, please do so here.

Rabbits Children's Book Claire Sells

The second Easter treat, is the most splendid Easter themed box featuring my very own March hare artwork, containing three delicious teas to try from the lovely people at Bluebird Tea Co. You can find out more by clicking here.

Bluebird Tea Co Hare

And lastly (oh my!) Is this scrumptious Dragon's Egg eye palette and highlighter make up, beautiful presented in of course, you've guessed it - a little egg. I bought this recently but I must admit it was much smaller than I imagined! But that's ok, it saves more inches on my waistband! For more information on this palette and other colours in the range, please click here.
Makeup Revolution Egg Eye Palette

Monday, 12 February 2018

The Method Rose Gold Collection

I've always been a fan of Method cleaning products for years and discovered the new Rose Gold collection in my local Tesco (if only I could afford the real rose gold!) The lovely bottle design is of course in the colour of rose gold, with a geometric pattern. Since doing more research, there is actually a whole metallics collection (squee! Partner rolls his eyes!).

For more information, click on the following link: https://methodproducts.co.uk

Sunday, 11 February 2018

What to get her for Valentine's Day?

Hi everybody,
So, if you are really stuck about what to get your lady in your life for Valentine's Day and she is one classy lady (which I am sure she is!), here is (I hope) are some very lovely gifts which I have found. Please let me know if you have found these useful and fellas, don't buy flowers in the petrol station last minute, eh? Ladies, make sure you leave this open on the laptop screen (hint, hint).

Vaseline Lip Therapy Tin in Mirror Mirror

Baylis & Harding Prosecco Rose Tote Gift Bag

Sainsburys Light-up LOVE Light

Yankee Candle Rainbow Cookie

Bluebird Tea Company - Love Potion

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