Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Hunter Wellies Giveaway WINNER

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Congrats to the winner, i have emailed you, can you please respond asap thanks :)

Monday, 23 July 2012

Hunter Wellies Giveaway



Summer has arrived which means festivals, camping and lots of fun!
As we all know, english summers aren't always full of nice warm sunny days and can quite often turn into a big wet muddy mess, especially if you are attending any festivals or camping trips.
And so when Simply Hike, who specialise in camping equipment contacted me offering to give away a pair of Hunter wellies to one of my readers i jumped at the chance.

So, if you want to get your hands on the pair of Hunter wellies pictured above, just fill in the form at the bottom of this page and keep your fingers crossed.

The Terms & conditions for the competition are…

1- Product: Hunter Original Tall Classic Wellies in Navy.
2- Size: The Winner can choose a boot size from 4 to11.
3- The winner will be selected on Tuesday 31st of July. Once the winner is announced they must email me with their address & boot size before the 1st of Aug. Winner is picked at random and is final. No correspondence will be entered.
4- The product cannot be returned for a different size once ordered.
5- The product cannot be exchanged for cash or an alternative product.
6- No purchase necessary
7- Sorry the competition is open to UK residents only. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Good Luck!!

Char
xxx

Friday, 20 July 2012


Bra shopping for me is an absolute nightmare, i hate it and i avoid it at all costs. However now that La Senza  (where i usually buy the exact same bra over and over again!) are 'working on new things' i was forced to look elsewhere.
I stumbled across Simply beach and was happy to see they had a large range of larger sizes available at an affordable price.
I'm a busty girl so my size isn't stocked in many stores and when it is, the prices are ridiculously high, so i was in my element.
After much deliberation i decided to go out of my comfort zone (plain black jersey) and choose a lovely summery coloured balconette bra with a print which looks like a watercolour painting, beautiful!
I also got a very practical (and a must have for any girls wardrobe!) sports bra. Again i chose anice purple coloured one rather than boring old black.

As soon as i opened my package i could see that the bras were high quality and well made. They have both been washed numerous times and are still as perfect as when i received them.
The sports bra is AMAZINGLY comfy and offers perfect support for any kind of workout, from simple stretches and biking to running and even trampolining!
The balconette bra fits perfectly however i do sometimes find the strap which runs across my back a bit uncomfortable because of the stitching.
Both bras were affordable as are many bras on their site.

All in all i am very happy with my experience with Simply Beach and will definitely be keeping them in mind for future underwear purchases.

Have you ever purchased anything from the Simply Beach lingerie selection, if so, what were your thoughts?

Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for my upcoming 'healthy living' posts which again will feature the Panache sports bra.

Charlotte
xxx

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Lush Space Girl Bath Ballistic


Now, i'm not usually a fan of bath ballistics purely because i'm a lover of bubbles, i like to have heaps of them, and as you may (or may not) know, ballistics, unfortunately lack in the bubble department.
Having said that Space Girl bath ballistic is something i pick up regularly from Lush.

This planet shaped ballistic smells just as fab as any other product from Lush, both the smell and colour of the product reminds me of parma violet sweets, yummy!
The ballistic is packed with glitter and popping candy, sounds a strange thing to have in a bath product right? but apparently if you submerge your head you can hear the pops underwater, such a cute idea!
The glitter isn't very visable unless you actively look for it in your bath but it's definitely there! And just incase your wondering the glitter won't cause you to come out shining like a disco ball, thank goodness!

Retailing at £1.95 it is the cheapest of all the bath ballistics available from Lush however for me personally it is one of my favourites.

Have you ever tried this bath ballistic, if so what were your thoughts?

Char
xxx

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Mothercare Christmas in July Press Day



Mothercare
Baby K
Blooming Marvellous
Little Bird


I was recently popped along to the Mothercare Christmas in July press day and had a browse through the exciting new collections including Baby K, Blooming Marvellous and a delightful brand new range designed by Jools Oliver.

To be completely honest the main Mothercare clothing collection was pretty uninspiring. Consisting of the usual A/W colours, browns, creams, dark greens and reds. However i did spot a couple of diamonds in the rough including some very on trend bottle green girls skinny jeans, some stylish grey boys cuffed joggers and some brightly coloured 'Hunter' style wellington boots which are definitely a must for any little one as the months turn cooler and the rain gets heavier.

Moving onto the 'Baby K' collection by Myleene Klass. This collection was more up my street, with some great detailing and feather prints it is very on trend without being too grown up. I particularly loved the indian headdress t-shirt and fell in love with a plain cream t-shirt with a gorgeous feather motif around the neck, certainly will be picking that up for my own little girls!

Mothercares maternity range 'Blooming Marvellous' (cute name right?!) also was full of on trend details including lace, metallics and my favourite, peter pan collars. Everything, as usual looked super comfy while still being stylish and, of course, flattering for your growing bump. I personally loved the cute little  peter pan collar on a navy with white polka dot top, very cute and versatile.

Finally, onto my favourite part of the whole event. The brand new 'Little Bird' collection inspired and designed by mother of 4, Jools Oliver, wife of chef, Jamie Oliver.
What i love about this collection is that it was in fact inspired by a Mothercare original that was one of Jools Oliver's personal family heirlooms. The adorable gown with a sweet little fawn motif was worn by Jools herself and then passed on to each one of her four children. With Jool's encouragement Mothercare have recreated the gowns timeless design for a new generation to enjoy and what a fabulous design it is to bring back.
The whole collection is full of nostalgia with plenty of retro textures and prints however for me, the newborn and nursery pieces were the highlight.
Using a cute whimsical theme including fawns, toadstools and florals it is an absolute delight, perfect for either gender, i only wish it was around when my two were young.

What do you think of the upcoming collections?
Will you be heading to the shops on August 17th to check out the new 'Little Bird' collection?

Char, M and E
xxx