Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Let me introduce you to Rupert

How is everyone? The days are well and truly turning to winter and the heating has been on the past few days. Although I'm currently siting in my conservatory and the sun is shining through the glass, its quite pleasant in here.

I thought it was about time I introduced you to Rupert our new house bunny. We got Rupert as we thought the time was right. Our beloved Hercules bunny passed away a year ago leaving a massive hole in our lives. We were not sure we would have another bunny, but my daughter had been looking after a neighbours bunnies and it really made us realise how much we miss having one in our lives.

So off we went to the local pet shop which had just opened in our village and fell in love with a bunny who would become to be known as Rupert.
My daughter stood in the middle of the shop giving him a hug and he just stayed on her enjoying the closeness.

Would you like to meet him?

Rupert is a Lion head lop cross, his almost 6 months old now and is so full of personality. He has our hearts, he is so sweet. If any of you follow me on instargram you will have seen he gets upto all sorts.

The sweetest thing he does is when he sleeps he pops one paw under his head as he lays down. Ive tried so hard to take a good photo, but he keeps waking up!

He also makes good company for watching Downton Abbey. After I drop the children off at school on a monday I make a cuppa and Rupert and I sit on the sofa to watch.

We have also managed to train him to ask for treats, so he goes to the corner of the room on his back legs. 
We are so pleased we went looking for a bunny the day we did as Rupert is such a sweet, funny and loving bunny

Do any of you have a house bunny? I would love to hear about them in the comments.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Beauty Advent Calendars 2015

I don't know about you, but I really like the new surge of beauty advent calendars on the market. Last year I had a You Beauty calendar...It was full of great beauty products and gave me the chance to try things I may other wise have not.

This year I'm on the look out for another good value calendar. I thought that I would share with you what I have found.

So in no particular order, here is a round up of the calenders I have found.

You Beauty have made another fab looking advent calendar for this year. Its Worth a staggering £330 but yours for just £59.95, an incredible saving of £270. Full of full size and sample products, You can find all the information here 

The bodyshop this year are releasing 2 calenders at different price points
The above is £60 and includes £93.50 of products. You can find a list of what is included and more information here 

Selfridges have a Cosmic Beauty calendar this year, which is £95 and contains sample sizes of many high end cosmetics. you can find information here 

Charlotte Tilbury are offering a limited edition 12 days of Christmas count down calendar. You can sign up by email to find out when it is released here  and costs £150

Benefit have again made a cracking advent calendar, Its full of mini versions of their best products. Be quick as they are sure to sell out fast at just £ can find them here

Jo Malone are again offering a very indulgent and high quality calendar this year. Its a shocking £260 and available from Harrods from the beginning of November. 

Ciate have put together a amazing nail varnish calendar for 2015. Containing 17 mini paint pot polishes, 3 mini nail treatments, 2 decorative nail toppers and a mini crystal nail file, at £49 its fantastic value too. You can find the calendar here

Tanya Burr has a beauty calendar this year and looks like its packed with great products and a steal at £25, but is currently on offer here for £15

Makeup Revolution are new comers to the advent calendar market, but have a cracker of a offering. The calendar contains 25 full size products and costs £50, you can find it here 

So many to choose you think I will get away with having them all?

Which one are you buying or are you sticking to the chocolate advent calendars?

Friday, 9 October 2015

Plan with me

Morning all, how are you all today? Is everyone loving the crisp sunny Autumn days? I so love this time of year, you can get cosy and snug.

With Halloween around the corner I thought I would decorate my happy planner for next week with a Halloween theme.
I used Paperchase black with gold dot washi tape to divide the morning, afternoon and evening sections. I then placed stickers randomly all over the week. 
I also like to change the column down the left side to a to do list for the week.
I ordered my stickers from Plan with Jade, she does a whole range of planner themed sticker kits. 

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Beauty Awards Winner Box

I'm a big fan of the one off beauty boxes Latest in Beauty put together. I really liked the look of this box, Lots of products Ive not tried before.

My box arrived within a few days of ordering
A stylish and simple black box design...Anyone else love re using the boxes?
A good range of products, although I'm not to sure about the snail gel! Most are full sized, a bargain at £21.95 to receive £84 or products

Cult Classic - La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (full Size) £12.69

Best Newcomer- Zoella Beauty Fresh Fizz Fragranced Bath Fizzer (Full size) £5

Hottest Haircare- Philip Kingsley Elasticizer (20ml) £29 for the full size 150ml tub

Body Beautiful- The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Miracle Solid Oil For Body & Hair (Full Size) £8
Skincare Saviour- Burt's Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream (Full size) £7.99

Green Award- Dr Organic Snail Gel Facial Serum (Full size) £17.99

Must-Have Makeup Burt's Bees Lip Crayon (Full size) £7.19

Blogger's Choice Award- COLAB Sheer & Invisible Dry Shampoo in Monaco (50ml) £3.49 for full 200ml size

Best Eye Makeup- Eye of Horus Brown Eyeliner (Full size)

All together a box I'm very much looking forward to trying.
Have any of you ordered this box? whats your favourite product?
Funky xx

Plan With Me - Happy Planner

I was so excited to receive my happy planner, you have to be quick when they become available as they sell out fast. Mine was ordered from Amazon on 15th September for £14.04 and arrived 23rd September.
Its a lovely planner with space for lots of planning.
I started by getting together a few pretty things and worked out a theme for the coming week

I added some stickers I had downloaded from Pinterest and added some pretty flamingo washi.
I then added in a weekly to do list and meal plan down the left side. I also filled in my plans for the week

I thought I was more of a Filofax girl, but I'm loving the creative freedom the happy planner is giving me. I can really go to town with how much to decorate and vamp up the pages. I have a A5 planner on pre order so I might end up cutting and punching my happy planner to fit. 

Do any of you guys use a planner?

Funky xx

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Makeup Revolution Haul

Recently Makeup Revolution had a offer that if you ordered over £30 of items you got £30 worth free. I had been wanting to try their new palettes for a while, this seemed like a good time to order them.

I placed my order and it automatically added the £30 of products when you hit over £30.

I ordered this 

And got this free

The order arrived within a few days of ordering, however it arrived in a bag I think a box would have been better. Luckily nothing was damaged as massive amounts of bubble wrap had been used

I'd been looking at the Ultra Base Corrector Palette for sometime. For the past few months I've started suffering with vitiligo you would be shocked at the speed in which it has taken over my body. The palette come with a shade to help combat lots of problems.

On the top row:-

Pink to brighten 
Lavender to neutralise yellow tones
Green to neutralise red tones
Orange to neutralise blue tones 

And on the bottom row:-

Peach helps balance out slight discolouration 
White to add natural highlight and brightens
Cream neutralises purple and covers dark areas
Balances ashiness in medium and dark skin tones

The palette is very creamy and very blendable, it can see it becoming a favourite of mine.

Next up is the Ultra Contour Palette

I'm very new to the idea of Highlight and Contour, after watching many YouTube videos and a little help from my daughter I have come around to the idea.  I'm looking forward to having a play around with this palette in the coming weeks.

I had to pop the Death By Chocolate Palette into my basket

 The colours have names such as, one more bar, tear the wrapper, lick me and Break me up.  I don't know if it's all in my head, but it also seems to have a chocolate smell that hits you as you open it.

I then popped the Matte Effect foundation, Focus and Fix concealer and Focus and Fix eye primer into my basket. My order was now £31 so the £30 of products appeared in my basket.

This is what I received for free

Makeup Geek palette

Lip geek lipstick - Dream about Sucess
Lip geek lipstick - Never be a Millionaire 
Lip geek lipstick - Smile is the Best Makeup
Wow Gloss - you go girl
Ultra Velour lip cream - Not one for Playing Games This gloss smells like Butterscotch angel delight!
Pure Pigment - Etiquette
The One Blush Stick - Malibu

Did any of you take advantage of the offer? What did you order? 

Until next time xxx

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Punting in Cambridge

After living in Cambridge for 19 years we thought it was about time to try punting.  Hubby had a day off on Friday so we made our way into Cambridge.  Deciding to have a guide punt us, we paid and booked our place.  

While getting into the punt I managed to do the splits with one foot on the ground and one in the punt.  I thought this can only end badly, however I managed to fall into the seat avoiding getting wet :) 

We couldn't believe how busy the river was. The sun was shining and was so relaxing, will be going again soon and might even try and punt ourselves!

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Heart Beauty Essentials Box Review

On hearing about this box I just had to order one, Latest in Beauty have teamed up with Heart Radio to put together a box of their favourite beauty essentials.

My box contained 14 products, some full size and some travel/sample size.  The box costs £15 plus P&P the box has a contents has a combine value of over £70, Whats not to love!

When the box arrived it looked a bit beaten up :( which was a bit sad, but not the end of the world.

So whats in the box you ask

Heart shaped face cloth

A good mix of products to try

My favourite has to be the Nails Inc full size, Ive been trying to get hold of this colour for ages with no joy.

I also like that there are so many full size products, all in all a very good box.

Have you purchased the box? what are your faves?

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Pocket Letters

I have recently been spending all my free time thinking, shopping, watching you tube videos and making pocket letters.

If you don't know what a pocket letter is, its a way of sending pretty mail to people

Pocket letters creator Janette Lane came up with the idea at the beginning of the year and its taking off all over the world.

You take a trading card plastic sleeve and fill each of the 9 sections with goodies and make it pretty.

I have sent out about 15 and they are highly addictive

I have also received some really lovely pocket letters

Have you made pocket letters or would like to swap with me?