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MY AUTUMN/WINTER MUST HAVES AND HOW TO KEEP THEM DARKER FOR LONGER WITH SURF


Hello lovelies, today I thought I would share with you some of my favourite staples for an autumn/winter wardrobe. I can't be without warm cozy jumpers over my black skinny jeans and a pair of black boots, well anything with my black skinny jeans to be honest, they are so easy to style and go with everything! The only thing is black jeans fade so easily don't they? Well they did...

OFFICE INSPO WITH LOVE THE SALES




Hello lovelies, so I don't even know if I've done an update post in a while, if I haven't I will be filling you all in but we brought our house this year and now planning our extension, all the rooms are being sorted and I'm turning our old dumping ground back room into an office before the extension takes place so I thought I would do a little wish list of things I'd love to have in my office using the lovely guys at Love the Sales website as they very generously gifted me some skin care items to use.

FUZZIKINS CAMPERVAN CRAFT TOY


Hello lovelies, I promise my blog will have more to offer than just toy reviews when I finish this project I'm doing haha, my blog looks like an Argos Catalogue at the minute, great if you've got a kids birthday coming up soon though, plus my kids have been loving this craft toy we were kindly given a couple of weeks back. I'd never heard of the Fuzzikins Craft toys before but this Fuzzikins Craft Campervan Carry case* has have the kids a couple of hours play and me a couple of hours peace, win win.

HETTY DELUXE CLEANING TROLLEY


Hello lovelies, again MIA because of this new thing I am doing, it's literally taking over my life and I can't wait to share it with you all! I'll be wrapped up in September so I can devote all my effort back into my blog around the kids of-course. I also want to try harder with my Youtube channel because I enjoy it so much but I need to learn how to edit! But whats been keeping the kids busy the last few days is this Hetty Deluxe Cleaning Trolley from Casdon.*

BABY HUGGLES CAR BOOSTER SEAT


Hello lovelies, we were very kindly approached a while ago asking if we would like to review a Casdon Baby Huggles Car booster seat, I mentioned to them that my eldest had a doll before Lawson came to introduce him to a baby but he never played with it or was bothered with it, we kept it after Lawson was born but Lawson was never interested in it either so we gave it to a friend who appreciated it. So was skeptical reviewing this.

NSPCC IN THE NIGHT GARDEN PICNIC



Hello lovelies, so if you wasn't aware NSPCC have a fun themed In the night garden picnic fundraising day planned, for the 20th August! You can set up your own fundraising page or event on that day to help raise money for a great cause, I signed up and here is my just giving page if you would love to help and donate. Or if you're free on that date why not sign up and host your own picnic?

PJ MASKS GLOW IN THE DARK PUZZLE


Hello lovelies, recently I very kindly received a PJ Masks Glow in the dark jigsaw puzzle, well I say for me more for Oscar, Oscar loves PJ Masks so he was elated when I handed him this jigsaw as he also loves jigsaws, but it's not any ordinary jigsaw, it glows in the dark!

As you can expect my four year old was over the moon with this concept, first time around we were all looking forward to getting stuck in, me, Oscar and Dan, that ecstatic I forgot to take blog photos, am I even a blogger? But luckily nanny saved the day, my mum came to visit us the other day and Oscar was so excited to show my mum his new jigsaw he said please nanny build my jigsaw with me so they did! Oscar did so well and remembered you have to do the edges first!



I didn't manage to get any good photos of it glowing in the dark but what we did was build it under our table then we put a big throw over the table to make it look like a den and we saw the jigsaw glow up, Oscar was thrilled. 


I am rubbish at jigsaws I just don't have the patience but I quite enjoyed this 60 piece on with the extra large pieces, if every jigsaw was like that I think I would like them more haha, Dan loves a jigsaw though and enjoys doing this with Oscar of a weekend, Oscar now wants more.



LOVE ISLAND OBSESSED!




Hello lovelies, its been SO long since my last blog post (ignore the actual last one technical issue) but I've been out the blogging game for like a month and that feels like forever for me, I'm working on a secret project and its basically taking up all my time and energy but I need to find a good balance in my life because I've missed blogging so much, another thing taking up my time and energy is Love Island though haha, like if you watch it you know what I mean right?

BRIO FARM SET






This post was scheduled to go up a while ago but my domain messed up and all my posts scheduled on my blogging break haven't gone up! But here we have a gorgeous wooden farm set from Brio that they kindly sent us.

WHAT'S ON MY NAILS #47


Elegant Touch Express 3 Minute Manicure Neon Roses £7.99*

Hello lovelies, today I thought I would share with you an express what's on my nails this week, Elegant touch very kindly sent me some samples of their new releases for the summer how gorgeous are these? I fell in love with the Neon roses first so had to try those out. 

A DAY AT NATIONAL FOREST ADVENTURE FARM FOR LAWSONS 2ND BIRTHDAY


I can't believe my baby is two already!? Time really does fly when you're having fun, you blink and they're toddlers, then preschoolers before I know it I will have a pair of teenagers, ahh scary! Lawson has brought so much joy to our lives, he is the sweetest gentle little boy, very very placid and cautious. He can be a little savage at times too but he is an angel 90% of the time. 

MAKING MEMORIES WITH PRINTIKI


Hello lovelies, today I have for you some prints from Printiki, I love having a photo to hand because everything is online these days but its so nostalgic looking through photo albums its nice to have photos to hand as well as looking online plus some grand parents and parents don't have the internet so it's nice for them when they visit to look through the photos too. 

I have a local print shop in town but it's expensive when you want to get quite a lot done, I find on Printiki it's really affordable and I prefer this retro style print like it's just come straight out of a polaroid. The quality is amazing too especially as most of them have come straight from my Instagram profile. 


I'm trying to dedicate each year to a scrapbook, we do so much with the kids on a weekend as Dan works Monday to Friday away so it's nice to document what we've done and look back on it, again I do share a lot on my blog and social media but it makes it more special having a little book full of memories, I also washi tape in cinema tickets or little tickets from where we have been and write in little messages. I've just roughly put in the photo's on the page to show you the quality but what I like to do is do a month a page or two pages if it's been a busy one and just put some snaps in there from that day, I might do a Youtube video of our family scrapbook or share it with you on my Instagram stories, Printiki also have Instagram where they show how people share the photos. 

Other places I share my photo's is a wall upstairs in the play room, I love it so much it's a great vocal point for when people come round also and makes me happy every time we go upstairs, if you have a look on Pinterest also they have great ideas on how you can store your photo's. I'm really impressed with the quality of the prints, I chose the matte effect but you could go with the glossy version if that's what you prefer, they also sell posters and photo books and the prints in different sizes to suit you. A great service and I will be continuing to use them to fill up my photo wall and scrapbook! 20 prints are just £4.50 and if you wanted to add 10 more its just an extra £2 when I was using my local shop it was costing me way over £20 for a small amount of prints so I'm going to save myself a lot of money in the future. I was very kindly given 30 free prints of the retro 4x4 or my review purpose but all opinions are my own. 




UNCOMMON GOODS | WISHLIST


Hello lovelies, Uncommon goods very kindly sent me some lovely items for Dans birthday that was back on the 14th of this month, he turned 29! He had a great birthday and absolutely loved the birthday items I chose for him of Uncommon goods website. My fiance is a carpenter and loves beer so I thought he would really appreciate the beer case that looks like a tool case with the handy bottle opener on the end also and for a personal touch a lovely book 'What I love about Dad', I thought as Dan works away Monday to Friday every weekend when he gets back from work he could sit down with Oscar, ask him the questions in the book and fill them out together.

PRETTY PINK LIPS


Hello lovelies, I thought I would share with you a handful of my pretty pink lipsticks, you wouldn't believe it but I actually gave a lot of my pink lipsticks away to friends and family but I still have a little thing for pale pink lipsticks, they're close to the nude family maybe thats why I love them so much?

NEW EPISODES OF KAZOOPS, MORE ADVENTURES WITH MONTY AND JIMMY JONES


Hello lovelies, today I'm sharing with you a mini review of the new episode that will be on your screens at 4.20pm this evening on CBeebies. Me and Oscar have been with Kazoops from their starting journey and both been big fans of it since. We were very lucky to watch the show before it aired on TV and got sent a link to watch the new episode before it airs tonight.

MY SPRING LIP PICKS


Hello lovelies, today I have for you some pretty spring lipstick picks for you all, I don't know about you but the brighter longer days and the warmth in the air makes me want to put a bit more of colour on my face, don't get me wrong I'm still over wearing my nude lipsticks but I think its time to add some more colour to myself, here are my favourite spring lip colours.

HALF-SHELL HEROES MUTANT LOADER VEHICLE WITH MIKEY


Half Shell Heroes Mutant Loader Vehicle with Mikey £19.99*

Well when I got sent this toy for the boys I felt so nostalgic! Who remembers these guys? They've had a cool make over for the film and re makes but I loved watching these back in the day, Oscar is also now into watching them and really wants to watch the film but he's only four! Flair Plc kindly sent us this vehicle with Mikey attached to it, my fiance said Mikey was his favourite out the four, who was yours?

READ WITH FONICS TABLET APP REVIEW


Hello lovelies, today I'm going to talk to you about an amazing app we got sent to review it is available on the google play store, amazon and iOS store. For just £8 you can buy all the stages of the app or you can just buy a few stages for less money, I would highly recommend going for all the stages though!

JOAN COLLINS TIMELESS BEAUTY | ' A CLASS ACT MASCARA'


JOAN COLLINS 'A CLASS ACT MASCARA' £20.00*

Hello lovelies, so today I have for you a review on a mascara I was kindly sent a week or so ago from the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty collection, I am very new to Joan Collins beauty line so I was excited to try it out.


Firstly the packaging is gorgeous! Reminds me so much of Charlotte Tilbury, very luxurious looking, who doesn't love a bit of gold? 


Here is a photo of my before and after the mascara application, as you can see it has made a huge difference to my lashes! I can't judge the mascara fully of the '30 days' as the mascara claims in 30 days you will have longer fuller lashes with the solution that is within the mascara. But just using this after one application it has definitely made my lashes stand out more and made them longer. 

I'm not obsessed with the mascara but I do like it, I may use this as my throw it on mascara and try it over the next month to see if it has made a difference to my lashes and report back to you all in this post! It is a nice smooth formula and although it claims it doesn't clump I found it did clump quite easy on me and left smudges if I wasn't really careful with the application. I personally wouldn't re purchase this item but it may be up your street. It just depends on the look your after and how you want your lashes to look. 

Is there anything from the Joan Collins range you would recommend to me?