Wednesday 21 December 2016

LIFESTYLE: Last Minute Gifts for the Women In Your Lige

It's nearly Christmas but don't worry there is still time to get some gifts for the women in your life. 

I hope you like the selection of 5 little gifts I have put together for you. 

Zoella sweet inspirations fragranced body mist. 

I'm loving this sent it's really lovely and sweet and can be for both day and evening. It has a wonderful hint of vanilla amongst other smells. 
Available in store and online at Superdrug

Transformulas LipVolume 

This is a Makeup must have I love the product and it actually really works. 
Priced from £22.95-£29 
Available online at my beauty secrets

Fake Bake flawless darker self tan liquid

Perfect for the holiday party season so is a perfect stocking stuffer for any woman who wants to look golden and tanned. 

From fake bake direct

The happiness planner 

They have a wonderful collection of planners for every type of person. I personally love the 100 day undated planner which I proudly own in green. 

Priced from £20 available direct from the happiness planner

Zoella gingerbread village reed diffuser 

Love this it looks so good and smells even better. 

£12.00 available in store and online from Superdrug
Wednesday 30 November 2016

LIFESTYLE: Halloween with the Bradley's

Better late than never!i had to share with you our first proper Halloween, it's the first year autumns understood it,shown an interest in it and actually got excited about it. 

She picked her own costume and insisted I dressed up too, She also picked out my Costume! Good think she has excellent taste. 

She decided on chase from paw patrol for herself and I was to be belle from beauty and the beast (thankfully I already had the perfect wig at home so it must have been fate).

I was super excited to be taking her trick or treating! We stayed and manned the front door armed with a huge pasta cooking pot of candy greeting more trick or treaters than I could count while waiting for Mr B to come home from work. 

When he arrived home autumn and I set off on special op mission candy. 

It was a total blast, these was so much neighbourhood spirit and so many households made a real effort (unlike our last neighbourhood where there wasn't a single trick or treater). 

We got lots of compliments on our costumes autumn looked super cute! We don't do scary blood everywhere costumes, I much prefer just good old dressing up. 

We returned home successful and triumphant from special op mission candy, and cannot wait for next year 

We loved the whole run up from picking pumpkins, carving, painting and decorating them ( Mr B did an excellent job carving chase from paw patrol, and I was especially proud of my Cinderella pumpkin) to dressing up and really enjoying our neighbourhoods community spirit. 

Love Aimee 
Saturday 29 October 2016

LIFESTYLE: Pumpkin picking at Pickwell farm Southampton
Autumn has never been one of my favourite seasons, why you ask well you see it's getting darker and colder meaning morning are harder to wake up to even with a hyper pre schooler, I'm crap at layering clothing and still looking trendy! Asunder is just easier to dress for. 
It means winter is next and I hate being so cold and even more paying to have heat in my home. Finally the arrival of October means it's my birthday and I'm at the age where I'm quite old enough thank you. 

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But it's my daughters last autumn before starting school next year (don't like the sound of that either) and I want to make sure every day, moment and memory counts. So with the help of my best friend Laura we together are helping make memories with each other for our pre schoolers. 

We decided to go pumpkin picking (I've never done it) nor has Laura and Autumn and wyatt are older now so it's the perfect time. 

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So off we went Laura, wyatt, twins Luna & Zeke plus Autumn and I to Pickwell Farm Southampton

We got there around 11am and spent a good 3 hours whilst the older two ran and squealed with excitement.

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 I was on twin and pushchair duty easier than trying to navigate my walking stick on the farm terrain. 

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I kept the twins content and entertained singing and being silly whilst miss muscle aka Laura was in wheelbarrow duty but this didn't stop Autumn and Watt giving it their best shot. 

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pumpking picking pickell farm southampon

Autumn and wyatt were on the great pumpkin search. Together they worked like a well oiled bickering like brother and sister (figuratively speaking) team

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There were so many to choose from and they loved it. The fresh air lots of girls to run through they had a blast. After the duo picking nearly 20 pumpkins (to decorate and split between us) we decided that was quite enough pumpkins plus Laura still had to wheel the back through the farm to the car. 

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pumpking picking pickell farm southampon

we went for a wonder round and had some fun picking corn, raspberries and strawberries too. 

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pumpking picking pickell farm southampon

By this time all were pretty tired pit so navigated back to the shop where the staff were so welcoming and we brought a few more fruits from the shop. 

The cost of the day is what you make it to be we spent around £45 on everything.  Including a weeks worth of fruit for each household

It was an exceptionally fun day and exceeded my expectations I'm glad we went on Monday as by Wednesday the 27th they had nearly sold out. 

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We will definitely be going back next year to kick off half term again, the kids LOVED it. And we got some amazing memories which you can't get by popping up the supermarket and grabbing a pumpkin from there, it's just not the same. 

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Have you done any fun Autumn activities you think we should try? 

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Friday 28 October 2016

REVIEW: Specsavers Cath Kidson range

Picking out glasses can be a bit of a chore to be honest from booking the appointment, having the year to finally picking one pair of glasses you will be wearing quite possibly day in day out. 

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It's not easy at all and for those having to wear glasses for the first time (cough my husband) they (he) could be embarrassed they are hitting the point where glasses will be a necessity. Iv work glasses since I was a teenager so I'm over the whole teasing thing but no matter what your age there are always the odd few who will take the Micky thinking its a giggle. My husband refuses to wear his and they have been sat in the draw since getting them. He is still in denial lucky his prescription is so low that currently they are not a necessity. 

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For me they are, over the years I have had some horrendous glasses choices and to be honest when I started to wear them choice was very limited unlike now, specsavers for me is like being a kid in a candy store, so many brands and styles to choose from and the best bit there is now a style that will suite everyone.

Specsavers have teamed up with so many fantastic brands and designers you are spoilt for choice.

One of the latest collaborations is with Cath Kidson their collection has both adult and teen styles and I have to tell you some of them are totally gorgeous. 
I was asked to pick a pair to test drive and review, i cannot tell you how happy this has made me. Choosing just one was the difficult part as each one in the collection is gorgeous in its own right. 

The entire experience with specsavers in Havant was exceptional, they were very polite and answered all my questions and helped me as I stood and tried on the entire collection before choosing a pair with their help. My daughter (Autumn 3) wasn't very helpful and just wanted to try them on too. 

In the collection there are 17 styles some of which come on various colours making it a total of 22 in the collection. All design basis have been covered half rim/full rim, metal/plastic and way out there to simple and pretty. 

I totally fell in love with Cath Kidston 01 in blue, which Is a perfect place to start. It also comes in red and black (which has a lot more floral). 

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specsavers cath kidson glasses

Next is 02 black and floral style with narrower lenses. 

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03 is available in two colours, Red and black. Both have the polkadot arms and a narrower lens area. 

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04 is a very simple pink and dark purple design where the colour is more than enough to make the pair look amazing. 
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05 is the first metal pair in the collection it's dark blue with floral sides. 
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06 this is my favourite metal pair in the collection I love the soft pink with the black and floral arms. 
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07 both metal and half frame compete with the classic floral arms. 
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08 the second half frame pair are gorgeous pink with black and floral arms. 

09 lovely red and black design with floral arms. 

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10 is very similar to 04 however it's more of a square shape. 

specsavers cath kidson glasses

All of the adult glasses frames are priced at £125.00. 

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The range also offers 2 sunglasses on the collection priced at £125. I have to say the bottom pair is my favourite I love the over sized frame. 

They also offer a teen collection which also includes sunglasses and all are priced at £99.00 a pair. 

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specsavers cath kidson teen glasses sunglasses

specsavers cath kidson teen glasses sunglasses

It was so hard choosing but I settled on 1 pair which was 01 I love the shape and how it compliments my face and features 

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Which is your favourite pair? And what are your thoughts in the collection?

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