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Look Good Feel Better

28 Feb

Hi Folks,

Over the last few weeks I’ve been trying out some lovely make up brushes.

Look Good Feel Better is the only worldwide cancer charity providing practical support for women & teenagers struggling with the side effects of their cancer treatment. For over 20 years their programmes have helped people to face cancer with confidence.

I received the Mini Masterclass Brush Set. This gorgeous little set comprises of:

  • Powder/Blush Brush
  • Eyeshading Brush
  • Foundation/Concealer Brush

They come in a lovely little travel pouch too which is fab for popping in your make up bag!

So… what did I think? Well, they come in a lovely box & with the added bonus of the travel pouch – they feel expensive. The brushes themselves are lovely & soft.

I’m really picky with my make up brushes. I’ve found that some brands can feel very ‘plasticky’ & quite sharp. These brushes are lovely & smooth & soft.

The foundation Brush worked so well with my mousse foundation. I didn’t seem to use as much foundation as I do when I use a sponge or a blending egg. So that’s always a bonus – less make up usage = less expenditure! The brush helped to get into all the awkward areas on your face – like around your nose etc… this has fast become my favourite make up accessory.!

The eyeshading brush held the make up really well, and blended it fantastically.

The powder brush is lovely & fluffy & super big. It’s fab for dabbing on a little powder to create that matte effect. I’m not really into the ‘dewey’ complexion. I do like a matte finish. This brush works well without giving you that ‘caked’ effect. I also used it throughout the day to rid my face of that afternoon ‘sheen’ that I seem to develop.

Overall these brushes are fab! And you’ve the added bonus of helping to fund the fantastic work the company does.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner & these brushes would make a fantastic gift… they’d last a lot longer than chocolates & flowers.

Thanks so much for reading as always!

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Handbag Sized Helping Hand 

6 Nov

Hi folks,

Over the last few weeks we’ve been trying some Baby Cream from one of our most favourite baby skincare ranges: FrezyDerm UK. 

This cream is great for keeping in your handbag or changing bag etc… a lot of creams either come with a screw cap or in a tub. When you’re in a Baby Changing Room with a tantruming toddler or a crying baby, the last thing you want is to be fumbling with a screw top cream. The same goes for tubs of cream with lids that can come loose in transit & then smear all over everything in your bag – Utter Nightmare! This cream comes with a flip lid that clicks shut. Perfect for on the go!

As you all know – Seth suffers with mild Baby Eczema. So finding a cream that doesn’t make his skin flare up is vital. This cream is so mild. It’s a great barrier cream for use after each nappy change. It’s also great for any little skin emergency – such a sore chapped skin. This cream has been nothing but gentle.

Not only is this cream dermatologically tested but it’s also a winner & a finalist of some fantastic awards: Finalist by the Beauty Shortlist Mama & Baby Awards 2016 in the category Best Nappy Cream. Also, it won the Gold Award in the Best Nappy Cream category and the Silver Award in the Best Children’s Remedy category in Loved by Parents Awards 2017. 

You can buy a 175ml tube for £10.99 from the FrezyDerm UK website. Or, you can buy in a bundle from their offers section where you will get a lovely bundle of FrezyDerm goodies at a bargain price. 

Thank you so much for reading & I hope you’ve enjoyed the review. 

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

GB Pockit Stroller 

7 Dec

Hi folks ✨

Strollers! Where to start!? We all live such busy lifestyles these days. We’re always popping here there & everywhere. Wouldn’t life as a parent be so much simpler if there was a stroller that was so compact & lightweight you could get on a bus without running over people’s feet with your giant pram wheels? Wouldn’t it be so nice to have a stroller that’d not take up 75% of your boot space in your car? Wouldn’t it be great if your stroller could fit in to your handbag? Yes… that’s right… your HANDBAG! 

Yes, that is indeed my handbag with a stroller in it. Please allow me to introduce you to the GB Pockit 

The GB Pockit holds the world record for being the worlds smallest fold stroller. It’s so super lightweight it’s unreal.

I was so sceptical of this stroller before it arrived… surely something so small couldn’t be comfy!? I must say that Seth loves this stroller! We took it on vacation with us to Center Parcs. As you can imagine – going on a 7 day break with an 8 month old – you need a lot of stuff! We have a Hyundai i30… so not the biggest of cars. So anything that saves space is greatly appreciated. This stroller literally went in the foot well of the passenger side!

So… what is the stroller like to use? First of all – it folds very easily. I thought with it being such a small fold that it’d be difficult to get it folded correctly. Well, its actually very easy to do. I also thought that the small wheels would be a problem – wrong! They are great! We were holidaying in Sherwood Forest – Centre Parcs. We took this stroller on paths, muddy walk ways & ground laden with bark. The stroller worked on all terrains! Nothing got in it’s way! Seth seems so snug & comfy. Seth isn’t a crying kind of baby, but he does let you know ASAP when he’s uncomfy. He was happy sitting in his Pocket while cuddling his Monkey.

The basket underneath isn’t the biggest obviously – but it’s big enough to fit a few things in. We also hung Seth’s bag on the back with his essentials in no problem.

The Pockit is easy to steer & very manageable. I have a back problem (condensed disc in my lower spine) so anything too heavy or clunky isn’t for me. The Pockit is so nippy & light. We got lots of compliments from people also on holiday. Lots of people had never heard of it – but they do now! I think several people at Center Parcs actually went back to their villas to order one. This stroller is so essential for holidays & travel!

We’ve got some travelling coming up over the festive period & this stroller will be the first thing we pack. In fact – we’ve said that it might just live in the car. It’s literally so small that it takes up no room! It’s ridiculously handy for popping to the supermarket. You can easily get all of your shopping in the boot while this sits under the seat. It also fits into the overhead compartment on a plane.

I live in a ‘Ye Olde Worlde’ little village. The paths are very narrow – so this stroller is fab for popping down to the deli or pharmacy. When you’re in restaurants  – you don’t take up loads of room anymore with a clunky big pram/buggy.

This stroller retails for around £149.95. If you travel a lot visiting family like we do… or you holiday a lot… or you simply want a lightweight small yet comfy buggy for busy compact City Life… Then this really is the buggy for you. It’d be so great for when little ones are stating to walk. You can literally take it with you for when they get tired & want their buggy.

The Pockit is our new travel buddy – we love it!

Stay tuned for more reviews coming up about the Pockit as we travel over the Festive Period.

Thanks for reading & I hope you’ve found this review useful!

Love & huggles,

Hayley xxx