9 August 2016

Skinny Tan - Summer Essentials

For years now I have been a tanning addict, there's nothing better than adding a touch of colour to your skin to give you that fresh looking glow.  Even Instant tans are fab if you need that extra touch when going out, I usually apply instant tan if I'm heading off for an evening out just to top off what I've got on already or if I've forgotten to tan the night before the instant is a complete life saver!

The past few weeks I have been using this fab product called Skinny Tan which until recently I hadn't heard of.  Now ladies, if you haven't already tried this then you are missing out, it is one of the best tans I have ever used and a little really does go a long way with this one, also leaving you streak free (nothing worse than a streaky tan)

I've been using the Skinny Tan Mousse which I can assure won't leave you disappointed!  I usually apply my tan at night after my bath to allow it to develop over night and then shower the next morning.  This really does leave you with a golden glow.  I always worry when I tan especially with new tans, that I will be left looking orange but that's definitely not the case with this one.  The Mousse is super easy to apply (always apply the tan with a tanning mitt ladies!) I top mine up once a week, depending on how dark I want to go.  Tans always make your skin a couple of shades darker than your natural skin tone so remember you don't need to go crazy, you can gradually build up the shade you wish to go.

Its natural active ingredients leave the skin feeling smooth and hydrated.

I've had so many compliments on how natural the tan looks.  What I also love about the Skinny Tan is that it doesn't leave that horrid smell once you've applied it, I've used tans in the past which have left a really strong smell & its really put me off of them.

The skinny Tan is exclusive to Superdrug and the Mousse 150ml bottle is priced at £21.99 which to me is a great price.

This is definately one that will stay in my collection as one of my top favourites.

The whole collection can be found over on the Superdrug or  Skinny Tan website.

*PR Sample

8 August 2016

Single Mum Dating - My Experiences

I've not really written a personal post for a while about myself but lately life has changed and I have got more of a life lately, and that's because I have met someone.  Now I'm not going to sit here and gush about this person, but for me spending time with someone other than my children is a big thing especially when its a guy!

For a year and a half now I have been single.  I'm not going to get into my past relationships because, they are in the past and I wouldn't want to go back to that.  But I wanted to share about what its been like being a single Mum and getting back out there in the world to meet someone for ME, not for my kids but someone I can spend time with and enjoy.

I've been on a couple dates since being single and I've also declined many, but the dates I've been on have all been the same.  Wined and dined, spun the same lines and listened to all the sweet talk in the world and for what, I know exactly what they wanted!
Those dates weren't for me, there wasn't enough interaction there was no spark, they weren't really interested in my life or me talking away about my children, they just wanted one thing.  Is this all guys were out there for as it wasn't giving me much faith in men and to be honest was getting quite boring!  I was getting to the point where I would rather be in bed in my pj's by 8.30pm with a cup of tea than be out scoffing my face and getting pissed with these guys wanting to just have sex. Where were all the guys out there who actually wanted to listen to me ramble on about my kids and my Mumsie life and actually have a sober chat.

Then out of the blue came Mr Anonymous.  Now this one I didn't see coming at all.  His chat up line was what caught my attention, it wasn't anything sleezy but something that really made me laugh, then once I looked at his face I thought, hold on a second I know you from somewhere! I used to go to the same school as this guy (17 years ago), he was in the year above me, I knew exactly who he was.  So, we got chatting exchanged messages, then numbers, then of course he asked to take me out! Of course I said yes, I was intrigued to know what he was really like.  At the back of my mind tho I was hoping he wouldn't say I'll take you for dinner, or for a drink I was bored of that! Instead he came up with the sweetest date I have ever been asked on, something thoughtful and something that didn't involve alcohol or fancy restaurants and for me that was the perfect date! (ladies it also involved star watching which for me is super romantic!) Spending the whole evening actually getting to know talking, laughing & of course a bit of flirting! I loved it.  It was refreshing to be with someone who was interested in me and who would listen to me talking about my kids (I'm a proud Mum it's only natural!) He has children too so understands the whole parenthood side of life.

Anyway since that evening we have spent quite a bit of time together, getting to know each other, about our pasts good and bad! We even had our first club experience together that's a night I won't forget!! Totally relived our early years, it was so much fun.

Who know's what will happen with Mr Anonymous (good things I hope!), but for now we are enjoying each others company, getting to know who we both are which I think is the most important thing of all before rushing into anything serious.

The moral of this is really, is that for me this whole dating malarkey isn't about being wined and dined, that shit doesn't impress me anymore.  These guys need to know that I like being in bed by 9pm most evenings when I'm at home with my kids, they need to know that my children are my number one priorities in life.  Being a single Mum isn't always easy but the girls are very lucky to be so loved by both their families and get to spend time on both sides, the time I don't spend with them I am entitled to share with someone who makes me happy.  I'm going to enjoy every second of his company.

Who know's what the future may hold for me, could Mr Anonymous be part of it,  I hope so....... We shall see!!

4 August 2016

Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi Wet & Dry - Summer Essestials

I'm a big sucker when it comes to anything beauty related, I love trying out new gadgets that make you feel and look fab!

I was recently kindly sent the new Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi Wet & Dry to try out.  I love to look after my feet all year round and make them look pretty especially as I practically live in sandals. I found that at the beginning of the Summer when I started wearing my sandals my feet were starting to get quite dry so the Express Pedi came at a good time!

The Express Pedi Wet & Dry is rechargable and cordless and can be used in the bath or shower, or dry.  Great for buffing away hard skin instantly.  You are left with lovely soft feet!

I'm currently awaiting for my foot spa to arrive so fill up my bath with shallow water and add the School foot soak which is lovely, I then use the Pedi my key areas for hard skin are usually around my heel area.  The roller ball on the Pedi is really smooth.

I finish off my treatment with the Scholl Serum which you only need a tiny amount and then a small amount of the Scholl Moisturiser.  These are fab for hydrating the skin and leaving a lovely soft smooth finish.

I usually use mine 3 times a week and my feet have been so much smoother and the hard skin has finally vanished!

The Velvet Smooth Express Pedi Wet & Dry is a must have for this Summer (& also Winter months)

The Scholl product range can be found over on their Website and is priced at £59.99 but is currently on offer in Superdrug,

Have you tried the Scholl products? If so what are your thoughts?

2 August 2016

DIWAH Online Jewellery

Just like any other lady I am a big lover of all things pretty, especially jewellery.  I have an ever growing collection of different pieces.  I was delighted when DIWAH offered to design me my very own bespoke necklace.

There are just 3 easy steps in designing your own piece, which is super easy.  Firstly you choose your necklace style then, choose your components this includes beads, pendants and fastenings.  You then click on your chosen components and drag them onto your necklace.  Or, you can just buy from a range of their beautiful necklace designs.  I love the fact that you get to create something so personal.

They have also just launched their bracelet range, which allows you to design your own which is fab as I can now get something to go alongside my beautiful necklace!

I wanted to go something classy, I like soft pastel colours and rose gold so gave them an idea of what I liked and they came up with this absolutely BEAUTIFUL Marshmallow Mix-Up necklace with a pretty Rose Quartz stone.

I am so in love with this beautiful piece, its going to be perfect for when I go away to Italy.  The design is classy and soft and the length is just perfect.  The Rose Quartz is beautiful, I'm now going to need a bracelet to go with this!!

The necklace was beautifully packaged,which made unboxing it even more exciting!

They have a great range of designs and are perfect for a gift or to treat yourself.  I will definitely be adding more of the DIWAH jewellery to my collection.

*I was gifted my necklace in exchange for an honest review.