Monday, 26 February 2018

BEAUTY: Skin Chemists Rose Quartz Lip Plump Review

So skin chemists has to be one of my favourite brands the only down side is the price... it tends to be pretty pricey.  

It may be expensive but I have never been disappointed with their products and I have quite a few. I tend to buy them direct from skin chemists or if I’m lucky they have the odd one or two at TK Maxx at a seriously reduced price. 

Iv treated myself to a few new things from the collection recently and I’m so excited to share. 

Rose Quartz youth defence lip plump 



What skin chemists have to say about their product ...
The point of this plump is to hydrate lips whilst giving them a fuller pout with a glossy soft finish. It’s designed to look and have the benefits of a lip balm and gloss. 



It includes a key ingredient called volulip (never heard of it? Me either) which comes from the “kiss me quick” plant, aiming to stimulate the production of Hyaluronic Acid, producing an active plumping effect. Circulation of blood to the surface of the lip is further enhanced by Peppermint Oil producing a fuller pout.



Ok so we know what they say... but how does it measure up?

The packing is really simple and slightly clinical (like their entire product range), I really like this look for me it jeans they have put their money into the product rather than the packaging. The tube is clear showing a light pink lip gloss, on opening the tube you smell a Pleasant and fresh peppermint. 
It’s really lovely to apply, it’s a soft feeling gloss which isn’t sticky. The lips feel fresh after application, I love the way it feels in my lips as well as smells. 



I have a really think upper lip and honestly I hate it (would totally have fillers) I noticed a slight increase in its size, it was a natural increase so nothing to OTT. 

It costs £94.90 and you can get it here 

Honestly is it worth the price?

I’m on the fence as much as I love the brand I don’t feel this is worth nearly £100 I feel it should be more the £40 mark, as it does work. 

I’m glad Iv got it and I would use it as a daily plumper as it doesn’t tingle or hurt and it does make a difference to my lip size. 

Have you tried the brand before? 

Look out for reviews of these coming up soon 
Anti-Ageing Caviar Day Moisturiser
24-Hour Aqua Repair Facial Serum
Pro-5 Collagen Bee Venom Day Moisturiser


Love aimee 

BEAUTY: Contour Cosmetics The Ultimate Illuminating Set Review

Who doesn’t love a highlighter.. I brought myself this contour cosmetics spotlight highlighter pallet quite a while ago. Iv not really had the opportunity to wear it till recently, I was super excited about it to be honest. 



It consists of 3 highlighters 

Verve - shimmery white pearl
Mink - champagne with golden flecks 
Clique - shimmering rose



The pallet gives you a diverse selection of colours for all occasions. They are well pigmented and easy to apply and blend. 



They work well to build up the highlight also so you can have a subtle or dramatic look depending on what you fancy. 

It’s is £24 and it’s vegan and cruelty free, I really like this pallet and it’s one I will be using more often. 


To checkout the pallet click here 

Have you tries contour cosmetics before? 
And what’s your favourite highlighter?

Love Aimee 

Saturday, 24 February 2018

PARENTING: Halftime Term At The Bradley’s

Our half term in a nutshell has been packed with fun and adventure so here is a breakdown of what we got up too this February half term. 

Saturday we had a very chilled day spending time playing with toys and counting up all Autumns to pennies ready to take them to the bank. 



Sunday we went to church then to a childhood friends birthday tea party. It was lovely to catch up with old friends and I pay pass the parcel and eat wonderful food. 



Monday we decided to have a chilled mummy daughter pamper day, we spent the day curling reading books, watching Disney and taking some time for us. We had face masks, a lovely lush bubble bath and painted our toes. 
It was so nice to spent some quality time talking and laughing. 






Tuesday (pancake day) we meet Autumns grandad Colin at the Church coffee morning and had a pancake and a natter with all of my mums old friends, Autumn had a great time running around with them. This was followed buy a fish and chip lunch, a trip to hobby craft and then followed by cake baking. 



Wednesday was Valentine’s Day and daddy supposed Autumn and I with some lovely gift. He brought Autumn a lovely teddy, a single pink (plastic) rose and a bag of sweets, I got a lovely bottle of rosé cava, a gorgeous bunch of flowers and a beautiful card. We spent the afternoon playing and decorated the cupcakes we made on Tuesday. 





Thursday Autumn went to my churches holiday club for 2.5 hours in the morning, the entire church was transformed into a fishing village and they had an action packed time, Autumn had a blast. As the weather was beautiful we took a trip to lee on the Solent and went to Alver Country Park, Iv wanted to take Autumn there for a while and it didn’t disappoint at all there was lots to do but next time I’m bringing my Wellington boots. 






Friday Autumn was back at church for the last day of holiday club, and spent the afternoon at home taking a breather. 

Saturday my friend came over with her daughter so the girls could have a play date and expel some energy whilst the mums drunk lots of tea and enjoyed adult conversation. The we spent some time as a family and walked Around chichester window shopping and taking photos. We enjoyed a hotdog from a street vendor followed by a relaxing evening together. 



Sunday was a day of rest (much needed). 

Monday we ventured back to chichester to flip out, this included Autumn and her BFF Iris and my friend (iris’s Mum) Kim and the beautiful pink blob maisy. I enjoyed lots of Maisy cuddles whilst kim ran or jumped around the huge trampoline park after the girls. They had a blast and then a cheeky McDonald’s to finish the day. 







This has been one of our most filled half terms to date, I am usually to fatigued and in pain from my Fibro to manage much but I decided to take full advantage of my health as I never know how long a good spell will last. 

What was your half term like? Did you have lots of fun?

And I would LOVE any suggestions for the next one xxx


Love Aimee 

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

PARENTING: Autumn turns 5

Turning 5 is no joke I have been made fully aware by my current 4yo who is desperate for her birthday to hurry up. 

She is a typical 4 year old in her first year of big school and I’m so proud of her. This year she is having a party with her new school friends and everyone has been invited. 

The party is 2 days before her actual birthday so we said she can open presents from her party in the day of the party big family presents are for her actual birthday. 




She is into all the fad toys availabe at the moment (eye roll) but she does have some  favourites, these include 

Paw patrol (we have so much at home). 
LOL Surprise dolls (still working out if these are worth the small fortune they cost)
Barbie ( I too still love Barbie)
Trolls ( can’t stop watching the movie)
Our generation ( I love these even more than Barbie)

So that’s kinda the scoop on her current favourite toys. 

I’m in love with the Our Generation collection, the dolls are amazing quality and they have the best accessories as well. Downside Is they cost a pretty penny however they hold a good resell value ( thank the toy gods my daughter looks after her toys as if they are made of glass). 

We were introduced to our generation when we took a post Christmas trip too Smyths to spend some vouchers Autumn had received at Christmas. We searched high and low for those pesky LOl dolls (they were out of stock YAY) avoided the paw patrol section and stumbled upon a wall filled with gorgeous dolls of a decent size (sorry Barbie). They were amazing and came in so many different skin tones and hair colours not to mention the diverse and inclusive fashion. They had every style imaginable and both autumn and I fell in love. She (we) settled on Holly a gorgeous blond with a cute fur Gullet, stripped top and skirt with tights. We then of course got her a change of clothes (super cute Skater outfit complete with skate board) and a mode of transportation (pink Scooter with helmet). 

Honestly it took ages to pick as there was so much choice. 

Our generation offers a huge selection from Jeep to Ice Cream Truck so you can find something that your child relates too. 

She also loves fingerlings and got a cute unicorn and pink monkey. The monkey is her favourite

Autumn had a party for her birthday celebration and invited her class friends to celebrate with her. 
She had a blast, we had a cheeky pix photo booth and glitter tattoos. 





Honestly i wouldn’t have been able to pull it off if it wasn’t for my close friends Lisa and Kim, they kept me calm, helped me set up, pack away, cook and do the tattoos. We did the Party on a major budget and pulled some strings with friends to give her the best day.







Autumn was super spoilt by all her friends and family. And most important of all the adults survived another birthday. Next year will definitely be a more intimate shin dig for our little princess, but for now I’m having a well earned break from party planning.


How have you celebrated your little ones special day? And what are their chosen presents?



Love Aimee 




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