Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Supermarket Sweep

Bonjou Friends

Some times an idea for a post literately smacks you in the face when your thinking about something else, anything else other then bloggin. This is one of those times I woke up this morning and simply knew what I wanted to do and what I wanted to include.

Here's the concept then, the big shop. I am literally the one who does all the big shops as the boy works Monday - Friday and I don't. You know what, the big shop always seems like a good idea until I get there and have to put up with screaming kids and old people who just stop dead in the middle of the isle no matter what they want. Hence almost every time I go I erm treat myself for the pain of having to go with a little something from the 'cosmetic' section.

You can find some amazing products in the supermarket you wouldn't normally think twice about and usually at the cheapest price to. I am not a Boots shopper yes shock horror if I do need anything nine times out of ten I literately go in grab what I want, pay obviously and leave, not much browsing no impulse buys I'm in and out. So most of the time I get the 'boring' products when I do the big shop i.e. dry shampoo, body wash maybe a cream.

This is what I have been buying recently and loving these are starting to become my staple items.

Supermarket must have skincare
The Next Time Your At The Checkout & You Hear The Beep.....

This is my newest little treat lets say. Its my birthday in about a month and I've almost ran out of my Clinque dramatically different moisturiser but didn't want to buy a new one as I'll probably get one so I thought I would pick up the plain old Nivea. Now looking at the prices a small pot of the original was £2.50 and then I spotted this Rich Regenerating Night Cream and to my surprise it was only £2.

Supermarket must have skincare, Nivea, Nivea Rich Regenerating Night Cream, Nivea Daily Essentials

A few nights in and I'm loving it! its really nice and rich and smells lovely even in the morning I could feel it on my skin. With the cold weather now in full flow its such a nice cream to use nightly after my Estee Lauder Night Repair.

Supermarket must have skincare, Nivea Lip Butter

Yep I'm jumping on the band wagon, my EOS has almost ran out and my new one wont be here for a few weeks and I spotted this new little lovely. It smells amazing to me it smells like sorbe and is very moisturising without being greasy like Vaseline can be.  

Supermarket must have skincare, Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter, Loreal Matt and Messy

The first of these is a Waitrose own Baby Bottom Butter that has come some sort of yummy mummy saviour and I love the products description and for £2.98 why not.

This rich moisturising cream has been made using only the purest ingredients, to sooth and protect your baby's skin. However, as many women have found, it can also be used on the face for a fresh, pampered complexion. The cream is enhanced with olive oil and chamomile, chosen for their nourishing properties, and also has a gentle vanilla fragrance to calm your baby.

I found this to be quite greasy but felt amazing, I put in on before bed and woke up with baby soft skin. The only down fall is I was worried it might bring me out in spots with it being so greasy so I only use it now and again when I'm in need of some serious moisture. 

Second is a new hair product from Loreal, the Matt & Messy spray. This is another replacement for a product I ran out of and decided to try something new without spending loads. I have to say this actually works better for me as a fixing spray then to spray into damp hair and towel dry. I use my wand to create some soft waves and spray this over to create a little bit of a matt look and hold.

Supermarket must have skincare, Dove Silky Nourishment with a shimmering glow, Original Sauce Shower Gel

The first product I simply love because its on offer at the moment for £1 in Asda and I've been stocking up on them. Any Original Source shower gel smells amazing and that's the main reason why I buy it, then hide it so the boy cant use it.

Second is a Dove body cream that had a very slight hint of glitter in it. Its called Dove Silky Nourishment with a shimmering glow. I actually love this for holidays when your tanned and just want a little bit extra. It is a nice moisturiser not to thick that absorbs quite quickly.  

Supermarket must have skincare, Sudocrem Review

Last but not least is the original miracle cream Sudocrem, I bought this a while ago in a sun burn emergency and found it helped clear my skin much quicker then some of the spot creams I've tried. It is an antiseptic healing cream that can look after Eczema, Minor Burns and Acne,
I usually use this a few times a month as an over night face mask but be warned it isn't pretty with a full white face and it can be quite messy.

What are your little supermarket treats? Do you use any of these products what do you think?

Thanks for reading 


Monday, 29 October 2012

Harry Potter Sir

Hi Guys

I came back from London yesterday after having a fab weekend with some of the boys relatives. The main reason for the visit was to feed my Harry Potter addiction yep that's right I'm a massive Potter geek and its been killing me waiting to go on the studio tour. I really wish I had gone when it first opened I would of queued for tickets.

Hence I thought I would share some of my 195 pictures with you, so if you planing on going and don't want to spoil the surprise you should look away now.  

Just a few tips for you if you are going, you can easily print your tickets when you get their you don't have to print the confirmation you can take the email and type in your details. 
Second personal I wouldn't bother with the electronic guide even though its a good guide, walking round with head phones doesn't really promote great conversation.
Third plan how your getting their, we stayed in central London (Kennington) and bought unlimited day train and tube passes that included Watford Junction and it cost £20 each but that was for peak times. That was actually the cheapest way for us they do offer coaches from central London direct but they where like £40 each!

Harry Potter Studio Tour Review
Potter Geek

Harry Potter Studio Tour Review
The Burrow


Harry Potter Studio Tour Review
Dorm Room

Common Room

Butter Beer

Dumbledore's Office 

Harry Potter Studio Tour Review
The Most Amazing Model Ever
Its All About The Detail
Hand Painted

No Wonder It Always Looks Amazing
Do you think this will fit in my living room?

All Your Book Needs In One Place

Weesleys' Wizard Wheezers

Harry Potter Studio Tour Review
Trip On The Bus Anyone?

Also if you planning on buying some goodies at the end be prepared to pay through the nose! hence keep any little ones away from falling in love with things. I bought two thing, you cant go and not buy anything.
A mug that has invisible foot steps that cost £13.95 told you it was expensive. Second a Chocolate Frog! for £7.95 but god that is a massive piece of chocolate and you get a collects card. I got Helga Hufflepuff and will defo be getting more to start a collection, yep GEEEEEEK 

Don't Be A Mug

Marauders Map

Walk My Way
Chocolate Frog, You Only Get One Good Jump

Helga Hufflepuff
Ok yes it was amazing even the boy enjoyed it, the only thing I wish I had done is use the green screen for a broom flying lesson but unfortunately was really dressed for it. Over all I think everyone should go and I would love to know your views if you have been lucky enough to go already. 

What makes it more exciting is we have booked to go to Florida late next year so I can go to Harry Potter World at Universal Studios.

Oh and butter beer aint that great just to let you know but ill be trying it in both countries just to compare.

Thanks for reading

Thursday, 25 October 2012

We Survived!!

Hi Guys

Yep the title is a little dramatic but if you had been to Farmaggedon you would know why. So a few years a go I was in Florida during Halloween Horror at Universal Studios and it was amazing! Seven haunted houses plus loads of other shows, it was truly petrifying.

Now when I saw this years adverts for Farmaggedon I fancied seeing if it lived up to my high expectations. It is situated near Ormskirk which for some is near Liverpool but not to close.

Farmaggedon Review
Death Becomes Us
The tickets cost about £18 but are completely worth it. There where three houses this year Terror On The Farm, Psychosis and I can't for the live of me remember the third, I was to concentrated on running for my life as I got chanced from a man with an ax.

Farmaggedon Review
Before The Horror Begin
Now the pictures aint that great since I have been cameraless for this last month and only had my phone but luckily my new one arrived just in time for my trip to London.

Farmaggedon Review
Looking Terrified

Farmaggedon Review
We decided to do this with Halloween being during the week and none of our friends having a party it was a great way of enjoying the season without to much mess or effort.

Farmaggedon Review
Run For The Hills

Corpse Bride

Whats your plan for Halloween? have you been to Farmaggedon or know another great scare fest.
Thanks for reading Ill be back next week as I'm off to London baby

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Instagram #1

Hi Guys

I'm such a nosey so and so and I love Instagram post so I'm jumping on the band wagon.
If you guys like these kind of posts as much as I do I'll make them a regular thing just leave me a comment.  

Week in pictures, Instagram Post
1. Fallen in love with a pair of boors in the Trafford Centre Aldo but at £90 they will have to stay their.
2. Shiny tights
3. Getting snuggled down for winter
4. I've been robbed only half a bag of Monster Munch

Week in pictures, Instagram Post
1. New H & M jumper
2. Cosy socks 
3. Sorry kids I've started on the sweets
4. Home made chips and steak

Week in pictures, Instagram Post
1. Morning Curly
2. Say hello to Ted
3. Gizmo before he attacked the last Millies cookie
4. A lovely view on the way to work

Thanks for reading/nosying 

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Mac Daddy Will Make You, Jump Jump

Hi Guys

Its that time of year again were we are all running to the shops to buy our jumpers and this year I've decided its all I want to wear. All I want is to wear my leggings a long jumper and curl up on the sofa with a hot chocolate, fire on and a good book.

Hence even though I'm meant to be seriously skint I couldn't say no to this, the material is really nice. Its lovely and warm but not to thick that it can't be worn under a jacket, its all about the layers my friend.

Casual jumper and leggings. H & M heart jumper
Heart You

Casual jumper and leggings. H & M heart jumper
Kris Kross Will Make You Jump Jump 

The main question is where did I get it from well H & M where else. I'm literally wanting every thing they sell at the moment. Its funny how you fall in and out of love with certain shops. Every time I go in I seem to come out after spending way more money then I should but at £14.99 who could say no really.

Have you stared the winter wardrobe shopping yet? what do you think a cosy look or to casual?

Thanks for reading

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

A Casual Vacancy


Yes the book worm strikes again and I just finished the new J K Rolwing book A Casual Vacancy. The book was published on the 27th of September and is Rolwing's first adult novel. As you could probably guess I was super excited about this and had it on pre-order even if it did cost me £12 I really wanted to read it badly and was super excited. Now I was under no illusion that this book was anything like Harry Potter or even about a similar topic but I love J K Rolwing's style of writing and started the book the day it was released.

J K Rolwing A Casual Vacancy A Review
Keep It Vacant 

The story is set in the west country in a place called Pagfold, a sleeping little everyone knows everyone else kind of place. The story starts with the death of Barry Fairbrother a parish councillor. The main back drop for the story is the residents of Pagfold and the fight for Barry's old Parish Council seat. The main themes are one of class and the difference between Pagfold and the 'Feilds' (A massive council estate) that fall into the parish boundary. The 'Feilds' are where Barry came from and he had fought for years that it should remain within the boundary to much opposition from other councillors.

Over all I didnt enjoy this book and I think thats why it took me so long to read it. The story line is to drown out with to many characters that I found hard to keep up with and had to re-read sections to remember who everyone is. The best way to describe this book is a very long episode of Eastenders but more middle class. I find it hard to believe that is book is described as a tragic comedy and even though the ending is sad I can honestly say it wasn't funny in the slightest for me. I was very disappointed with this book and if I was you I would give it a wide birth. If your unlucky enough to have already started reading it, do finish it because the end is the best bit unfortunately.

Thanks for reading and let me know if you enjoyed The Casual Vacancy

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Smell You Later

Hay peeps

I don't know why I've wrote that but that's how cheery I am today, but I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because there is winter in the air Halloween is round the corner and I'm going to London soon and before you know it  Christmas will be here.

Whilst on my travels looking for Christmas presents for those relatives you never know what to get I came across these beauties in TK Maxx.

These have to be my favourite smelling shampoo and conditioner ever! My hairdresser used to use these before she switched to Redken. I used to buy it quite a lot but then being a poor student I couldn't afford it and once I found out you could buy it at the whole salers for much cheaper I stopped buying it.
I must of been feeling flush to buy it again but after smelling it I could resist even at £12 a bottle for 750ml.

Tigi Catwalk, Tigi Catwalk Honey and Oatmeal Shampoo and Conditioner Review

They literally smell like you can eat them I'm not sure I can actually describe how good they are, The oatmeal smells heavenly with the sweet hint of honey its amazing. I have had to set rules with the boy to make sure he doesn't use to much, and I'll be watching.

As for the shampoo as an actual shampoo its lovely, its easy to lather up and always leaves my hair feeling really clean without leaving it dry. The conditioner does exactly what it claims to do it really does comfort my hair leaving it feeling very moisturised without being greasy.

Over all these are my favourite moisturising shampoo and condition and they blow away my cheap alternatives from Herbal Essences. The smell is just a massive bonus.

What's your favourite smelling products?

Thanks for reading