Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spring Essentials for All the Family

Spring is in the air (or at least it’s trying to be!) so there’s no better time to try and revitalize the wardrobes to include some staple spring essentials. While cold is still in the air and the weather is very different than it was at this time last year, the sun is trying to poke its way through the clouds for us all to enjoy. 

Preparing yourself with a few new additions to your family’s wardrobe is all you need for the spring months. You don’t need to spend a fortune either – just a few pounds will kit out you, the hubby and the kids, for any eventuality. 

Keep in mind even though the sun has just landed on our door steps you may never know when you might need your cheap wellies from ASDA George. Nevertheless the wellies will undoubtedly have to stay on the shoe rack for the near future and now would be an ideal time to pick up some spring/summer shoes. 

Dads will look and feel great in some super stylish canvas shoes while mums could take their pick from some cute crochet ballet pumps or some open toe animal print slingbacks for the warm spring days. 

Hopefully, the winter coat can get put away for a few months soon, giving you the chance to treat your brood to some new, lighter, spring jackets. 

Opt for a waterproof option in case of the inevitable showers, such as the cool £7 monster jacket for boys, a simple block colour mac for mums and the South Dean Street Two Tone Coat for dad. Girls will love a funky animal print mac to keep the rain at bay, while still looking super cool. 
Alternatively, stock up on warm hoodies for your family, which are perfect for keeping toasty on spring days when there’s not a raincloud in sight. 

Brighten even the gloomiest of days with some new bright apparel. Ladies, an option of a maxi dress will certainly make you feel like it’s a summer’s day. While gentlemen, why not chooser some graphic print T-shirts and match with some cool and refreshing chinos. The springtime is a perfect opportunity to enhance the family wardrobes. Say goodbye to the drab greys and navy blues and say hello to the reds, yellows and azure blues. 

Floral prints, dazzling colours and cool denims will leave you feeling revitalised while the kids will look fab in summer dresses and funky character motif T-shirts. Team with denim jackets or warming cardigans on cooler days. 

While the clouds are still out in force, you never know when you may need your sunnies and if you don’t have any, take the opportunity to introduce a pair to each family member. You don’t have to spend a fortune on sunglasses for them to do the job and protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. 
Have a look at the hats available too – whether it’s a sporty cap or a straw cowboy hat, having something to keep the sun off your head is vital, even if the only time you’ll need it is when you jet off abroad for your summer hols. 

Start stocking up on the spring and summer essentials now and you won’t be faced with a colossal clothing bill as summer arrives. While it may not be scorching hot now, we can but hope that the weather will turnaround sometime soon. Take a look at the fabulous range at ASDA George for affordable threads that are bang on trend.  

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Rain Day, Dont Care Because I have My Warm Tradition Cozy Lamb Hot Water Bottle!

Tell me this little guy isn't the cutest & most cozy hot water bottle you have eve seen!

Not only is this little Lamb cute but hes also BPA free & phytalate free but it actually stays warm for an extra long time!

To fill just open the back velcro flap and open the bottle. So easy!

It came into my life courtesy of www.WarmTradition.com who have a great selection of cute & stylish hot water bottles for sale. These are perfect for mothers day because its time we find our mothers chalky pink plain bottles from the 80's and replace them with something a bit more fun!

Perfect examples of great mothers day choices...

So cute right? And so affordable starting at only $10.95!

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

2 Point Weight Watchers Pumpkin Muffins.

Why is eating healthy so much harder with a baby?!

I have had a serious sweet tooth since baby girl was about 2 months old and although I do indulge I try my best not to do it 24/7!

In my search to find healthier solutions to curb my sweet tooth I found this recipe which Ive slightly modified. They are only 2 point on weight watchers and even less if you make mini muffins!

1 box spice cake mix. I used Betty Crocker White Cake Mix because I couldn't find spice.
2 cups pure pumpkin puree
1 cup water
A pinch of cinnamon

Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowel
Mix really well so there are no lumps (this is where an electric mixer comes in handy)
Spoon into muffin try (regular or mini)
Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30mins or until toothpick comes out clear.

This recipe says it makes 24 regular muffins but I've always gotten more. I freeze them and then pop them in the toaster oven when I feel like a snack or something sweet.


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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Do You Have Your Daffodil To Support Cancer Awareness Month Yet?

Did you know that every 3 minutes another Canadian is faced with the fight against Cancer?

April is Daffodil month.

Show your support, make a donation and wear your daffodil!
Proceeds go to support the Canadian Cancer Society which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

I'm ready to support the cause that has personally affected my family with a whole Daffodil garden!

Lets fight back together this month!!!

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tweezerman - The ONLY Way To Go For Brow Grooming!

Being a blogger and makeup artist does have its perks and one of them has been being chosen to be a Tweezerman Ambassador!

I was sent an exclusive ambassador kit of amazing brow grooming essentials that have no doubt made my job and working on clients a lot easier!

What was included?

  • Slant Tweezer (Stainless Steel) – For more than 30 years, our award-winning Slant has been the choice of make-up artists, models, celebrities and those who demand the very best.
  • Satin Etched Zebra Slant Tweezer (Stainless Steel) – Top eyebrow artists always recommend the original, award-winning Slant for expert brow shaping, now in this luxe etched print.
  • Point Tweezer (Stainless Steel) – Famous for its precision, the Point features perfectly aligned hand-finished, ultra-sharp pointed tips that grab the smallest and finest hairs with ease.
  • Pointed Slant Tweezer (Stainless Steel) – This uniquely designed tweezer with perfectly aligned hand-finished tips combines the easy handling of our Slant with the precision of our Point.
  • Mini Slant Tweezer (Stainless Steel with Enamel Color Finish)  This smaller version of our award-winning Slant Tweezer is the ideal size for make-up bag and travel. 
  • Eyenhance Pencil and Sharpener - The dual-ended pencil features both a universal brow color Brow Pencil and Highlighter that work together to create perfectly shaped luminous brows.
  • Browmousse - Ideal for getting a beautifully shaped brow line to stay put all day… or for taming “disobedient” unruly brows.
  • ProCurl Lash Curler - Designed with unique control, this next-generation, professional-quality eyelash curler’s sleek body-shape with large opening is crafted to exceed the standards and performance of any other curler on the market today.
  • Folding ILashcomb - The perfectly spaced, gold plated metal teeth glide through lashes to remove excess mascara, leaving your lashes looking long, lovely and clump-free.
  • Brow Shaping Scissors & Brush - Outfitted with sharp, ultra-thin precision blades so you can isolate each hair with optimum accuracy and control. Use included mini brush to help shape and define brows as you trim.

My favs have got to be the Satin Etched Zebra Slant Tweezer because not only does the zebra print make it super chic but these tweezers literally get even the tiniest hairs and work really well for shaping the brows. I also really like the ProCurl Lash Curler as it gets close to the lash bed and creates a curl right from the root. 

As a makeup artist I like and use the Folding ILashcomb to comb through lashes once mascara has been applied if I see any clumping. Since this product is metal it can be sprayed with alcohol and sanitized quickly and it works so much better than disposable mascara wands for this.

Tweezerman is known for their amazing quality and on the (really) off chance your Tweezerman tools should get dull they will sharpen them for free! This is how you know a company stands by their tools!
If you are in the market for quality brow grooming tools that will last your forever there is no other choice!

Bloggers/Vloggers if you would like a chance to be a Tweezerman Ambassador head on over to their site and sign up!
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