Friday, 29 January 2016

The 'Honey and Crambe Daily Hand Cream' from Bee Good - My thoughts

I think I'm reaching a point where I've tried well over 50% of the range from Bee Good, now, and I can, with all honesty, say that I've not yet tried a product of theirs that hasn't been really rather fantastic. When I was asked to trial the 'Honey and Crambe Daily Hand Cream' I was instantly looking forward to seeing how it stood up to other hand creams that I've loved over the past few years (I do enjoy a good hand cream!) 

Friday, 22 January 2016

Introducing the 'Star Wars' Itty Bittys from Hallmark - Coming to the UK in February 2016 - Plus Giveaway!

You may. or may not, have heard of Itty Bittys before, but if you follow me on Instagram (if not, maybe take a look?) you'll already have seen a sneak peak of the very new, painfully cute Star Wars Itty Bittys which Hallmark are bringing to the UK in February. If you haven't seen them? Well, you're missing out, even just photos of these little, collectables is amazingly cute and I defy anyone to disagree. 

I've got some pics to share with you, and information on where you can get these once they're in the uk, and then the giveaway will be featured at the end of the post. 

Monday, 18 January 2016

My first ever Treat Box from 'Not Shabby Very Chic' - The January 2016 unboxing / review

This post has taken longer than I'd planned, to go live, simply because it's been a tiring couple of weeks and resting has been a priority. But I still wanted to share this with you as the boxes are a really lovely thing, and well worth checking out. 
I can't remember, exactly, how I first heard about 'Not Shabby Very Chic' but I think they may have come up as one of those sponsored ads on Facebook. I saw their December, Christmas, Treat Box and really wanted to order it but it was already out of stock. It didn't take me long to decide that the January box would be a good idea, instead. 
The Treat box is £12.95 for a one off box, £12 for a monthly subscription or you can save a little more by taking out a 3 month or 6 month subscription. I went for the one off box, for mine, as I didn't know how I'd feel about it, but I'm tempted to use some Christmas money to get a few more boxes, I'm not sure; torn. 

Monday, 11 January 2016

The January 2016 Look Incredible Beauty Box - Unboxing / Review

I don't know if you saw my post, last month, for the December 'Look Incredible' box (if not, you can check it out here) but if you did, you'll know why I was so excited to be sent the January box to take a look at. I knew, instantly, once I saw it, that I'd have to share this one with you, too, as my goodness it's as full of exciting brands as last month's was! 
The box sells for £18.99, on the Look Incredible (new name!) site, which is more than some of your more standard boxes, but when you consider that you're getting premium brands and all full sizes, I expect you'll understand the sightly higher price tag. I'm not going to do any more rambling because I'm tired and you probably just want to know what's in the box! (I will apologise for a lack of swatches, this month, taking pictures was so painful that swatches had to go by the way side, but I think the products speak for themselves). 

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Glancing Back at 2015 - Looking Forward to 2016

It's been a funny old year, 2015, some of the most amazing and life changing things have happened but that's been amongst a lot of very tough times. Of course we all expect the good with the bad, but it's just felt like it's been more extreme for 2015. 

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Our Christmas, 2015, a quick glance

I hadn't planned on totally disappearing around Christmas but it seems to have just happened; it's been busy and tiring and a lot of ow, but we had a lovely Christmas none the less so I just wanted to share a little of it with you all. 

The beautiful advent calendar that my Mum made for Ethan. 

Monday, 4 January 2016

My final 2015 reading list - Books!

2015 has, officially, been my most booky year ever. With my health being much worse than in previous years I've found myself reading more and more as it's the one thing I can do without needing to even sit up. It's also the ultimate distraction - There's still days where I can't read, but thankfully my body allows me this one little luxury more often than not. 

As such, the idea of a 50 book challenge became somewhat ludicrous as I beat that target many, many months ago. For 2016 I'm going to set myself a target of 125 books, just so that it'll be a little less laughable. This may seem silly, as I destroyed that this year too, but I think that I'm going to get a good deal less reading done in 2016 so, hopefully, 125 is a reasonable amount (I stole the number off Bex at Futures as it's the number she's gone for and it seemed like a good one to me!). 

Anyway. Enough of the ramble - Here are the books I read in 2015 and, if you want to keep up with my book readings of 2016, here's the page you can find the list on: 125 Book Challenge (Previous years lists are at the bottom of the post).