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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Leighton Denny // Nail Elixir

You can't beat nicely painted nails.
Getting them done at the nail salon or doing them yourself at home it gives you that instant pick me up!

Being a mum of four I don't often get a spare moment to pop out to get my nails done, so I often do mine myself.

I was recently sent a some nail goodies from Leighton Denny

and a new polish Viva La Diva.


Normally when I do my nails, I just do them quickly and bypass buffing and undercoats, so it was nice to take the time to actually do it properly.

I cleaned away the chipped varnish that I had on my nails and then buffed them up with the buffer and they came up super shiny.
I nearly left them at that, but was pretty excited about trying out the new Nail Elixir.


Nail Elixir 

A new nail treatment for ridged, ageing nails that lack moisture and smoothness.

Secret ingredients ...

Collagen - helps promote youthful and healthy looking nails.
 Chrono-peptide - strengthens, hydrates and protects.
 Lime-tree extract and citric acid - whitening

How the Experts do it -

Brush two thin layers onto clean, dry nails, and repeat bi-weekly to build up treatment for increased results. 
It can also act as a base for applying colour, and will continue to treat nails during polish wear.

I was very impressed even after I had applied the first coat.
My nails looked 10x healthier and I loved the shine that came off them.

I've been using it as the Leighton Denny experts have suggested and I'm ridiculously in love with the results.


As well as the elixir I have been using this gorgeous Viva La Diva colour,
It's just perfect for summer and instantly brightens up my day when I look down at my nails.
The first time I used it I had a few mums at school point them out and say how much they liked them!

The experts recommend two coats, but I have only been using the one coat and it still gives off an amazing result.

Leighton Denny have a beautiful range of nail varnishes, you can check them out here.
All are very reasonably priced and you're sure to have salon looking nails at the end of your DIY manicure.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Win A Family Ticket To Paw Patrol Live In Nottingham



PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” shows that “No job is too big, no pup is too small!” and shares lessons for all ages about community, social skills and problem solving as the characters each use their unique skills and teamwork. 


When Mayor Goodway goes missing during the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race, the pups come to the rescue. 

Families can join Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Skye and Everest for the show’s first tour in UK and Ireland. 
Running at 80 minutes, PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” includes two acts and an intermission. 


The show is set to engage audiences with Bunraku puppetry, an innovative costuming approach that brings the PAW Patrol characters to life on stage with their vehicles and packs.

“Using Bunraku, puppetry elements are built into costumes worn by real actors to create a wonderful combination of life-size pups and to make a stronger connection with the audience. 

The PAW Patrol cast sings and dances, which brings a fun, realistic parallel between the animated series and the live show,” says Jim Waters, producer, VStar Entertainment Group.


The performance features music, dance and an original script as well as classic theatrical scenery along with a high-tech video wall that visually transports families PAW Patrol locations such as Adventure Bay, The Lookout, Seal Island, Farmer Yumi's farm and Jake's Mountain. 

Special interactive video allows the audience to participate in the show via interviews, solving puzzles with the Pups, following Mayor Goodway and much more. 

I'm about to offer 5 A-reserve tickets to the 10.30 show Wednesday 9th of August at the Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

All you have to do is complete the Rafflecopter below....

T&Cs

Winner will be picked at Random,
*Family tickets are comprised by 5 x A–Reserve tickets valued at £30 to a total value of £150. Tickets can be used by either adult or child. 
Children under 12 months of age do not require a paid ticket, provided they are seated on the lap of a ticket holder and do not occupy a seat.

The winners will receive a ticket voucher via email which they will need to bring on the day of the show in order to redeem the tickets from the box office.

Winner will have 48hrs to respond to the email before another winner is picked.
UK only
Ends 18/7/17


Monday, 3 July 2017

Snoball Fights, Duck Attacks and Pool Hangs.

This weekend went by so fast that I had to do a double take last night when I realised Monday was just a sleep away.


Saturday

Noah went off to play at Sam's after Sam had spent the morning with us and the twins kicked up a bit moaning about how they wanted to go, so it was the perfect time to crack out the Snoball packet we were sent from Zimpli Kids.


The brand new SnoBall Battle Pack not only provides endless outdoor fun for children worldwide, it transforms a once seasonal experience into something that can be enjoyed all year round - even in summer!! ​
Add the SnoBall powder to water, watch it turn into realistic snow that you can mould to create your very own Snowballs. Each box makes approx 60 Snow balls! 


The Snoballs were super easy to make,
You just add the packets provided into a bowl and add around a litre of water.

The boys loved mixing up the Snoballs and couldn't wait for their summer Snoball fight.
They didn't quite add the right amount of water, so their Snoballs didn't hold together very well but they still packed a punch!

As you can see from the pictures, it was a different kinda way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon!


Shortly after the Snofight had finished Noah arrived home and the boys all sat on the sofa watching the new Lego Batman movie whilst I got their dinner on.



Sunday

I thought the weather was going to be rubbish on Sunday so I was all set for another day in, but was pleasantly surprised when I saw the sun was staying put.
So I quickly dash around the house getting it in order and making sure all the uniforms were washed, once that was done we all put our shoes on and headed off to feed the local ducks and have a trip to the park.

Just before we headed out Jenni asked if Noah wanted to go out for lunch with them, and as Noah seems to stop working when he hasn't seen Sam for more than a couple of hours he was more than happy to say yes.

So we dropped him off on the way round and then headed off to the pond.


We each had a bag filled with frozen peas and as soon as the ducks saw us coming they flocked around us.
I couldn't move for fear of stepping on one.


They really enjoyed their peas and were eating them straight out of our hands.
The geese decided to try and get in on the act but ended up hissing as us too much, which made the boys run away.


The ducks followed and the boys were all in their element.
Rupert got right in the mix of all the ducks and would have tried to pick on up if we hadn't of told him not too touch.





We were soon out of frozen peas and the ducks were still hungry, one even tried to eat my phone.
After the realised we were all out they soon headed off back to their sleeping spots or the pond for a dip.


The boys then all dashed off to the park and were delighted to see the slide had been fixed.
They were little manics and throwing themselves down it in all manners of ways and then making me spin them ridiculously fast on the roundabout and little Ru was just happy climbing up the mini climbing frame.


There were a couple of other children in the park who the boys made friends with and played with for a little bit and then after an hour or so we headed back home for some lunch and Haribos!



After lunch the boys went in the pool.....for a minute as it was far to cold in it to really enjoy it.
Ru had more fun chucking footballs into it rather than being in it.



The twins found a new love for sunbathing to warm themselves up.
They would lay in the sun for 5 minutes, run and jump in the pool for no more than 5 seconds and then jump back out to warm up in the sun.


What did you get up to this weekend?

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Unboxing // Fred's Box - Mystery Box.


I love subscription boxes and receive a few myself.
It's like a special treat every month and it sure beats opening the same old boring bills.
So when I heard about Fred's Box I was very interested in seeing what was inside one.

All the boys get excited when they see the postman hand me over a box and I always get asked is that for me??

So when Rupert asked if this was for him I said yes and he did a mini happy dance!


We were sent the Mystery box, which is suitable for children ages 3 and up.
Perfect for little Ru bear.


HOW IT WORKS

Fred's Box is the best monthly subscription box for both kids and geeks. 
They can be ordered either as a prepaid one off or monthly box, or a pay monthly rolling subscription.

They have 2 new monthly subscription boxes:

  • The Fred's Mystery Monthly Box this is aimed at children between the ages of 3 and 16 years old. 
  • This is a fun packed box filled with mystery goodies!
  •  It will always include an age appropriate reading book, trading cards, Ooshie (a different one each month), Fred's Box pencil and sticker, 4 x design it yourself postcards plus between 2 and 5 mystery gifts!! This box will still fit through the letterbox so you won't need to be in to receive your goodies! 
  • This also comes as a twins subscription box and is one box with double the goodies. 


A little bit about Fred .....

My name is Fred, I am a 7 year old boy who loves receiving my own post. 
So I set this up in January 2017 (with a bit of help from mummy) to help other children receive exciting post addressed to them.
I enjoy opening up the boxes each month with no idea what is inside, I look forward to it each month.


Ru's face lit up when he saw all the goodies inside.
He didn't know what to pick up first.
He's obviously been watching unboxing videos on Kids Tube as he pretended to read all the instructions to me before picking up the toys.


The hot wheel car was a big hit with him, he's slowly losing interest in his Disney Cars and keeps trying to take the boys hot wheel cars, so when he saw he had his very own one, he put it right in his pocket to make sure no one could claim it as theirs!


Ru loves Disney Tsum Tsum and was please to have some more to add to his ever growing collection.




The blank postcards got put to use once he had finished playing with the Tsum Tsum and Hot Wheel car, he loved the guitar crayons and whilst colouring in he kept telling me they look like Daddy's guitars upstairs.



As you can see our Fred's Box was filled up with lovely goodies.
There wasn't anything that Ru didn't like.
He gave his TMNT cards to the twins as he isn't really into them, but other than that he kept everything for himself.


Ru gives his Fred's Box a big thumbs up!


Fred's Box also do an Ooshie Box;


  • The Ooshie Subscription Box is aimed at everybody over the age of 5! 
  • Ooshies are squishy mini figures of your favourite licensed characters that also double up as pencil toppers. 
  • Within this box you will receive between 2 and 10 Ooshies, a Fred's Box Pencil, a sticker and 2 x design it your self postcards to send to family and friends, or even back to us if you would like to be in with a chance to win some goodies

Monday, 19 June 2017

Frame My Name // Review & Giveaway.

I love anything thats personalised.
So when I heard about Frame My Name I was more than happy to jump at the chance to review a personalised name print.

The only tricky bit was deciding who to get it for.

Noah is too old,
I couldn't get one for one twin and not the other, so by elimination Rupert was the winner on this occasion.


It arrived quickly and was nicely packaged, you could see it was packed extra care to make sure it arrived in one piece.

I love the vibrant colours and it looks perfect in the white frame.

It took a while to pick which design I was going to finally go for, but I'm really happy with the Super Hero design.

It ties in nicely with Ru's new super hero obsession and looks pretty awesome in his room.


Once you have chosen your design, you then have the following options;
  • Child’s first name (up to 11 letters) 
  • Wording line 1 (e.g. child's full name, date of birth etc if required) 
  • Wording line 2 (e.g. personal message or quote if required) 
  • Frame colour – choice of stained or white frame.


Not only was I pleased with it, Ru was too.
He had a smile from ear to ear when he came home from nursery to find it on his wall.

Frame My Name have a great array of designs, they have everything from Circus designs to unicorn designs.
Something for ever taste.


Frame My Name are letting me giveaway not one but two personalised name prints!
All you have to do is to follow the rafflecopter options below.
Good Luck.



T&Cs

Two winners will be picked at random,
Winners will have 48hrs to respond to email before another winner is picked.
Winners details will be sent over to Frame My Name who will then be in touch to sort out getting the print that you want.
Comp will run until the 3rd July 12am.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Twirlywoos // Fun Sounds Big Red Boat and Fun Sounds Great Bighoo Soft Toy Review


Ru adores the Twirlywoos and always enjoys watching the shows.

So when Golden Bear Toys sent him some new Fun Sound toys to play with his eyes lit right up just like it was Christmas!


We were sent;

Fun Sounds Great Bighoo soft toy (RRP £10.99)
  • Super soft and beautifully textured fabrics
  •  Character says their signature sounds
  • He makes a lloveable cuddly companion and a great friend to go on twirly adventures with!

and


  • Includes 3 fun boat sounds
  • Built to last from tough materials
  • The perfect size for little hands



Ru was very impressed with his new toys and wanted to set sail on a Twirlywoo adventure straight away.

He loved hearing the boat make noises and he couldn't resist a cuddle or two from Great Big Hoo.
He even went and fetched his Interactive Musical Chick to join in the fun.



The toys are lovely and super cute and I think they would make an ideal gift for any little Twirlywoo fan.
They're not overly priced and have they have a wow factor.
Rupert certainly wow'd when he saw his.



Rupert has really fallen in love with these toys and he sits his Big Red Boat proudly on his shelf when he goes to bed, so that its safe from his brothers and in his view at all times. 
Great BigHoo cuddles up next to him in bed to help keep him nice and safe while he sleeps.



Do you have a Twirlywoo fan at home?

Monday, 5 June 2017

You've Got A Friend In Me // Disney Store 30th Anniversary


A little while ago Disney asked us if we fancied joining in with the Disney Store's 30th Anniversary celebrations!

30 fabulous years of the Disney Store!!!


I was more than happy to say yes, I have been a Disney store lover ever since the first time I stepped inside the Croydon Store many many many years ago and have since passed the love on to all the boys.

We were asked to re-create a famous Disney scene from one of our very favourite films ... Toy Story!


The films have all been firm favourites in the Mini Beasts house, and have also been each of the boys first ever Disney film that they've watched.

Noah used to watch all 3 films constantly and then when the twins were old enough, they then went through the stage of watching them over and over again. Ru, well he still does.

One of Ru's first ever words was Buzz.
Thats how true a fan he really is.

I think I could probably recite all the films in my sleep.


The Scene we re-created was of Buzz and Woody side by side.
The twins loved trying to capture the scene and had great fun dressing up.
Lots of giggles were had.


I remember going to the cinema to see Toy Story with my brother and was so excited.
The excitement is brought back every time I sit down and watch it with the boys.

Toy Story is one of the only films I know that the boys will actually all sit down together and watch nicely. 
So when I need a bit of peace and quite I will stick that on and if by magic they all hush up and chill out.

I think I would be a little bit lost with out my secret magic power!
So I thank you Toy Story for all the joy you have bought to me and my family.


Unfortunately we don't have a Disney Store close to us and I nearly cried when the one in Croydon shut down when I was young, but I always enjoy dropping into the one in Oxford Street every time I'm in London.

The stores are like magic and the boys faces always light up when we step inside.


Do you have favourite memory from a Disney Film?