Friday, 30 October 2015

Pink Lining - Yummy Mummy - Sam the Dalmatian Changing Bag.

I've had my Pink Lining changing bag for a little over eight months and like it but don't love it!.. For £79.00 I thought it would be perfect, but to me it just doesn't fulfill all my expectations.. 
The Yummy Mummy is their most popular baby changing bag. The exterior of the bag features the Sam The Dalmatian print and has two canvas elasticated side pockets with pretty PU bows and a front canvas pocket with Yummy Mummy slogan and cupcake patch. The bag comes with an adjustable shoulder strap that is long enough to fit over any pram/buggy handle bars. Internal Features: 2x insulated bottle holders, 2x nappy pockets, pen holder, key fob, mirror, phone pocket, small zip pocket, padded changing mat and wet zip bag.

The bag itself is well made, attractive to look at with a fun design.. I love all the little compartments, and have enjoyed using it, but my biggest bugbear with the bag, is it just doesn't have enough space inside, as the padded changing mat takes up Too much valuable space.. Why didn't they make a separate exterior compartment on the bag as this would then enable you more space to fill with stuff your baby requires?. I have to cram everything in and pray the zip doesn't bust when I zip it up...

This is the back of the bag and as you can see they could quite easily attach a pocket for the changing mat to slip into and free up the inside?! - it just makes so much more sense to have the mat storage on the exterior of the bag. This tiny change would improve the use of this bag and make any parents life that little bit easier as everyone knows HOW MUCH stuff our little people need!..

Do you have this bag, what are your thoughts?

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Clarins 2015 Essentials Palette

Autumn 2015 brings the launch of Clarins new third The Essentials Eye Makeup Palette* featuring 10 essential mineral eye shadows perfect for creating everyday wearable to dark, sexy evening smokey eyes!.. All shades are smooth, pigmented and gave hardly any fallout, the shadows can be used both wet and dry and just scream quality!.. Last year the palette had a beautiful, chic colour scheme; this year is no exception! Housed in the same sturdy cardboard casing with a compact mirror and elastic close. There is also a natural wood dual-ended brush with super soft bristles included; The shades are a beautiful mix of metallic, matte, satin, shimmer and opalescent finishes. 
The palette is £35 from all good beauty stores... it's a perfect palette to flatter all ages and is sure to sell out fast! 

Will this be on your Christmas list?

PR Sample - All opinions are my own.

Ltd Edition Angel Passion by Thierry Mugler

Thierry Mugler invites you to rediscover ANGEL in a new, stunning limited edition bottle in a vibrant red colour containing the original Angel Eau de Parfum. The new version, which is named Angel Passion Star is the ultimate in absolute seduction... Transforming its legendary celestial blue signature star bottle into a new stunning red collectors bottle to make you fall in love again and again with its delicious scent. So irresistible! only this time it is even more seductive, glamorous, and attractive than ever before!
As Mugler highlights, the Angel fragrance makes every day magical. The transformation of the legendary blue bottle into a bright red contributes to a whole new experience of the popular Angel scent. The gourmand aromas, deep patchouli, and juicy red fruits, of Angel Passion Star appears as bold, sensual, and ultimately seductive!
Available from 1st October 2015, refillable 50ml for £65.00.
Will you be snapping this limited Edition up?

PR Sample - All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Look Fantastic October 2015

Introducing Lookfantastic October Beauty box*, I love the limited edition design box design, it's the current BBloggers fave colours in a pretty white and gold pattern, there are three box designs this month and the box is said to contain products worth a minimum of £50 for the price of just £15. If you’re new to the Lookfantastic concept, it’s a non-subscription beauty box where you can purchase one off boxes, without signing yourself into a contract which I think is great as you can see what’s inside the box before purchasing to avoid any potential disappointments.
In this months box -
Look Good Feel Better Eye Shading Brush (Not sure on price) which is a brand designed to raise awareness for women with cancer, it's a good quality brush and will always come in useful! .
Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser (worth £5.10). The Murad Age Reform AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser contains salicylic, lactic and glycolic acids to encourage clarity and brightness by dissolving skin cell build-up; jojoba beads to further polish and re-texturise the skin; sodium PCA and jojoba seed oil to help counteract dryness; and liquorice extract to provide anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties to your skin. 
MONU Firming Moisturiser 25ml tube (worth £11.25). This moisturiser is enriched with marine collagen, and claims that fine surface lines will appear smooth and skin feels tightened and toned.
Balance Me Radiance Face Mask 30ml (worth £7.20) which is described as being an award winning, five minute mask that rejuvenates and brightens dull, lifeless skin in an instant. The mask contains a 
blend of purifying kaolin clay which draws out impurities, a skin-brightening fruit acid complex and gentle ground walnut spheres all skin types and ages will be gently buffed to perfection and deeply nourished.
Percy & Reed Volumising No Oil Oil 30ml (worth £7). It nourishes and repairs hair, giving smooth, sleek, silky locks whilst also adding volume.
Elemis Hydra-Balance Day Cream 20ml (worth £16.80) which is ideal for normal to combination skin, it’s enriched with meadowsweet extract to regulate oil production, whilst hyaluronic acid locks in essential moisture to keep your skin balanced. 
NUXE Reve de Miel Hand and Nail Cream 20ml (worth £2.20), This smells amazing, just like all of the NUXE products, it’s really nourishing. contains Chilean rose, avocado and sweet almond precious oils, this cream nourishes and fortifies damaged tissues in your hands, whilst acacia honey, with its natural repairing properties, provides elasticity to your fragile skin.

This is such a great box, all well known amazing brands, all products will be useful to me and will be used!.. I have boxes of samples from old beauty boxes by other companies that I'll never use as they don't appeal to me.. There is a great selection of products all great for Autumn to hydrate and repair my skin and hair.

As if all this wasn't enough to tempt you to purchase the Lookfantastic beauty box, LF are also giving you all the chance of winning a L'oreal steampod by adding them to 30 of there boxes! If you want to try this box go to Look

Have you tried this Beauty Box?

PR Sample - All opinions are my own.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser

The Body Shop add to their Vitamin C Skin Care collection with Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser, it has been formulated to pep up tired, dull skin and create a lit from within glow without the need for shimmer particles. This lightweight gel, water based moisturiser gently hydrates skin - perfect for oily to normal skin and maybe even dry complexions with a serum, whilst clarifying and aiding a natural glow to the face. The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser not only cools and calms the skin but also absorbs immediately making it the perfect day wear choice - it also does not interfere with the texture or finish of any make-up applied on top. It leaves my skin plump, nourished and looking fresh - great if like me you are lacking in sleep. The fragrance is gentle and fresh, not strong or overpowering. In my opinion the only downside is that this does not contain an SPF.. But most foundations contain them now or you could simply add one to your morning routine?.

Another great product from The Body Shop available for £16.00.

Have you tried the Vitamin C range?

PR Sample - All opinions are my own.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Kiehl's Micro-Blur Perfector

Kiehl’s micro-blur skin perfector is a lightweight, satin finish skin-perfecting formula that combines an instant blurring effect with long-lasting, visible skincare results. It promise's to refine the appearance of pores and improve the texture of skin over time which I think is interesting for an instant blur product. Kiehl’s advise using this as the last step in your skin care routine day and night. The Micro-Blur Skin Perfector feels “balmy” – gliding on smoothly on the skin – but does not leave a waxy or greasy finish. It contains a blend of Lipo Hydroxy Acid (LHA), which gently exfoliates to give you radiant, smoother skin; lentil extract, which helps to strengthen and tighten pores, and bark extract, which helps give a smoother texture. The formula is good for oily skin and I could see slight improvement of appearance after 4 weeks. I'm really impressed with it, my skin stays matified and complexion looks brighter, clearer and smoother. It has made my large pores on my nose appear much smaller and less noticeable which I think is amazing!
The Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector* is paraben-free, dermatologist tested, non-comedogenic and is appropriate for all skin types and skin tones.

Available at £23.00 for 30ml.

Have you tried anything from the Kiehl's?

PR Sample - All opinions are my own.

Friday, 2 October 2015

New personalised phone case

I'm always on the lookout for a new phone case but haven't found one I love until now! I was contacted by Mr Nutcase offering me a chance to review one of their personalised phone case's -  The site was so easy to use, I chose the Full Wrap Around Premium Edition at £19.95, then uploaded my chosen photo's, checked out and 2 days later my gorgeous phone case arrived, I can honestly say I am so so happy with it.. Of course the photo's are gorgeous as they are of my children and favouite quotes.. But the case itself is really good quality, it feels really sturdy and the print is really clear, I would definitely be happy if I'd paid and will order from this site in the future, my Mum was at my house when the case arrived and she was extremely jealous.. So I'm planning on getting her one for Christmas! I love that you can personalise them with whatever you want - wedding, holiday, family snaps or just your favorite quotes!.. Mr Nutcase also do pernalised tablet/laptop cases, mugs, and for all us beauty lovers a mirror! Go and have a look at the site to see how it all works, they also offer free worldwide shipping which is even better as I am such a scrouge when it comes to paying postage! :) 

What would you personalise?