Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Nails Inc Concrete Monument & Stonehenge



Nail this look with ground breaking Concrete nail polish range. The innovative formulation creates a unique concrete style texture that will give you a bold, rugged finish.  Each packaged in a limited edition bottle with unique textured cap.



Love the rugged texture polish and I think the blue and yellow work well together. Its one of my favorite effect polishes from Nails Inc.






Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Bissell Vac & Steam Review


On my want list for a while has been a steam mop, even though I'm a avid bleach and mop person, sometimes I do just want the simple things in life. The TV advents always make the steam mop look simple and easy to use don't they. I was thrilled when Bissell got in touch to review the Vac & Steam  its like my wish had come true.


I do generally use my Hoover to go over the hard floors in my kitchen and bathroom then I use the mop to clean, mainly everyday as with two kids you can imagine the mess they create.  So with the vac and steam I can do both of these things without stopping and swapping over, no plug swapping. No filling up the mop bucket and emptying it. How cool is that.

In the box was the cleaner, the head, a water cup, fragrance disks & two mop heads ( one soft and one more hard) it was really easy to assemble the instructions was clear to follow and it took me a few minutes to get it all together.



 After putting the cleaner and head together, I popped the fragrance disc in to the mesh mop head at the back. In future I think just cut and add half the disc as the smell from them after using the cleaner is very strong. Next we added the water and left to heat for 30 seconds. Once the water goes in there is no way of getting it back out, so its in there for the next time.



Once warm you press either the hi/low setting, this depends on if you just want a quick clean or a good tough clean. The steam mop uses 100% chemical free steam to kill 99.9% of germs and bacteria* to ensure your floors are left hygienically clean and sparkling. I've been using the normal soft mop head for just day to day clean then the other more rougher mop head for the hi setting.



The cleaner is very light to use I love how I've been able to vacuum the floors then mop straight away its really a good time saver to have. My other bug bear is that it only vacuums forwards, it didn't seem to pick up anything when going backwards.  The vacuum has an easy empty dirt bin and has been great to empty and stick back in again for the next time. 



The mop heads are machine washable and I've pegged them on the line and its been dry within a few hours with the heat we have been having.



This was the mop after I had used it once on the kitchen and bathroom. Considering I mop most days I was really shocked how filthy the mop pad was after just one use. So my clean floors wasn't that clean after all.






RRP - £99.97



Family Fever

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Sunrise Senior Living



As each year passes and I watch my kids grow up in a blink of an eye. I'm am starting to worry about getting older and being alone. It really scares me, as family have such busy lives and I do wonder if they will make time for me.

The Sunrise Story 

Back in 1981 that the very first Sunrise opened its doors. Founded by Paul and Terry Klaassen, it was their vision to create a place that championed the quality of life for seniors in a homelike, person-centred setting.

Inspiration from Holland

Paul grew up in the Netherlands, where his experience of care for the elderly was very different. In Holland, care settings - known as "verzorgingstehuizen” - were warm, welcoming and very homelike. Paul saw at first hand how his own grandparents and other residents enjoyed assisted living: the independence and dignity of doing all the things they had done unassisted throughout their lives, such as shopping, cooking or the laundry, but with the added reassurance of help on hand if they needed it.

Not surprisingly, Paul and Terry decided to set up a care home based on the Dutch principles that had served Paul’s grandparents so well.

Three decades on, this vision is still at the heart of more than 300 Sunrise communities in the UK, USA and Canada.

Sunrise welcome pets in to there care homes which I think is a fanatic idea. The physical benefits of keeping residents active and for them to have someone to share and interact with is really great to keep them upbeat and sociable. The transition from home to a residential home can have such an effect. Somewhere where you have lived for years  to something new is a very big scary change it would be much easier if your well-loved furry companions came too.

Check out this infographic below with all the positive factors of having a companion as a pet in a care home. 




* In Collaboration With Sunrise Senior Living*

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Look In My Letterbox



Its Saturday again, the weeks come around so fast, I've had a super steady week with lots of new and exiting things.

Freebies

Bath crayons



Toothpaste sample





Review items

Vac and steam



Cyber clean touch screen cleaner




Malory band



Buys

More loom bands ( my son is going though these like wildfire) these was £1.41 on amazon for 1,800 bands.



Treats for the hamster



Harajuku Lovers perfume  - I collect these bottles and I saw this one on eBay for £3, isn't she fab.



New look maxi dresses - I had a birthday voucher and my other half gave me some cash to buy a new dress they was both £33 in the sale.




No wins this week again. I did enter a shed load of competitions the other day so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


Alice Megan

Friday, 18 July 2014

Polaroid CR01 - Clock Radio Review



We have wanted a little radio for the bedroom for a while. Its nice when I'm sorting washing out and I'm tiding to have a bit of music on. Asda sent us the Polaroid CR01 Clock Radio to review and test out.  Asda have a great range of digital radios, all different styles & colours to choose from. Plus prices start from a mere £5 so there is something for everyone's budget without breaking the bank.



First of all the clock is a good size, quite small and petite. I didn't want anything to big that the kids would poke and mess with. So far they haven't. The LED display is just the right brightness and is perfect for when the kids wake up in the morning and I don't have to fumble with my phone or iPad to see the time. 




The alarm is really easy to set and even on the lowest setting its pretty loud, you can have a normal alarm or wake up to your favorite radio station. The clock is really easy to use with all the buttons being on the top of the clock. There is also a snooze button for them days where you don't want to get out of bed days. The radio so far has been very clear and crackle free.





RRP - £10.







Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Draw With Me - Space Theme




It's been so long since we linked up with draw with me. I will be totally honest and say my little dude has totally gone of drawing. When I've mentioned the past themes he wasn't that interested.

This month is Space theme and I was very surprised when he brought this beautiful space picture back from his nannies the weekend.

I like how he has coloured the whole piece of paper in, with a few of the planets around and one even has a tree. That's pretty cool. I'm hoping in the holidays I can get his draw vibe back as his pictures are amazing!








This Mummy Loves...

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

My Top Three Perfumes.



I think everyone has one perfume that if they had to pick just one they would choose there ultimate favorite. I tend to have quite a few bottles of perfume on the go, but I also have one which I will just wear on special occasions. Then I have a few just everyday perfumes that I with rotate though the week to wear.

My ultimate favorite ever is D&G The One. My other half bought me this a few years back and I totally fell in love with it. I always have a bottle I'm using and another bottle for back up. Its a long lasting and very grown up scent which I find never gets boring.

The perfume opens with softly fresh mandarin, bergamot, litchi and peach. The heart is thin and balmy, with the notes of jasmine, lily of the valley and white lily which graciously intertwine with the fruity touch of plum. The woodsy-powdery base is created of vetiver root, amber, musk and vanilla




I've always been a bit of a sucker for the celeb perfumes. JLo, Britney, Amy child & Victoria Beckham was my favorites. I've always thought they was fresh and uplifting and great as an everyday perfume also the bottles always caught my eye. The next perfume was a bit of a fluke and I managed to buy the set in a glitch for £2. I had been meaning to pop in to boots and have a whiff for ages as I was very curious what the smell would be like.

Lady Gaga Fame I thought would be very strong and overpowering but its really not.The fragrance is built on three main accords: dark accord, sensual accord and light accord. The dark accord includes poisonous flower Belladonna and incense, which evolve into the sensual and opulent wave of honey drops, saffron and apricot. A floral veil of Sambac jasmine and tiger orchid embody light and beauty. The liquid of the perfume is also innovative it is colored in black but becomes invisible when it touches the skin. As you can see by the picture I'm totally out now of this now.



Next up is Harajuku lovers by Gwen Stefani. I will be totally honest, these at first I started collecting for the bottles. I thought they was mega cute and for £10 for the smaller bottles I thought they was a great buy. Each perfume is totally different and I'm still a sucker for the characters. The smaller ones are a 10ml bottle so they are easy to use up. Normally when I finish a bottle I buy another out of the set. This is the one I'm liking at the moment which I got for my birthday.

 Gwen Stefani Harajuku Lovers Super G is limited edition fragrance launched in 2011 as a floral fruity fragrance for women. Harajuku Lovers Super G notes consist of fruity excitement of pineapple, tangerine, yellow freesia, banana juice, musky accords, vanilla and raspberry.




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