Friday 26 March 2010

And the Winners are.....

WINNER OF CONFESSIONS OF A CITY GIRL AND NEAL'S YARD REMEDY CREAMWell, todays the day i reveal who won my competitions....oooer!
All the names of those who entered to win Confessions of a City Girl and the Neal's Yard cream were written on pieces of paper, folded then placed into a hat.  My other half's mate was here so i got him to pick out the winner.
As you can see from the pics, the name paulinepppp was chosen.....Congratulations!!
As you know, my other half was responsible for choosing the winner here.  There were some great entries, but the one which he found most amusing was the comment by iridessa.........Congratulations!!

Many thanks to all who entered - i had a right old giggle reading through your replies.
I know that both winners are on twitter and i would much appreciate it if you could DM me your names/addresses and i'll get those posted out asap.....thankyou once again and Congratulations to the winners!!



Tuesday 23 March 2010

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion & Hand Cream Review

I recently received these goodies from AVEENO_UK on twitter for review, so, here it is:

I have really dry skin and was quite looking forward to trying this as most products don't seem to work.  The claim on the tube is that it leaves skin moisturised for "24 hours" and the skin will be left looking "soft, smooth and healthy" after just 2 weeks!
There is very little smell from this lotion which i quite liked as i'm a great lover of perfume and i could use this cream daily without having a 'clash of smells.'
 After initial application, my skin did look more moisturised and it soaked in really well so there was no stickiness....which i usually find a problem with other products.  I continued using this for 2 weeks to see if there was any change in the condition of my skin and found that although my legs still had some slight dry patches, there was definately and imporovement particularly on the rest of my body where the skin isn't quite so dry. 
Overall, i would recommend this to people who don't suffer from extremely dry skin, but it is good if the dryness isn't too severe.

I have tried many hand creams to help combat the dryness caused by general daily chores like washing dishes (and you lot thought i did nowt!), and have become rather sceptical as to whether anything actually works....that is until i tried this!!
The cream has a lovely texture and absorbs very quickly leaving just a thin protective layer over the skin.  Even after washing dishes etc, i could still feel the cream working its magic and my hands felt touchably soft and smooth....RESULT!!! Once again, there was no stickiness and the effect was immediately noticable after just the first use. 
Strongly recommended if your hands are looking/feeling a little worse for wear, and best of all, if you start using this now, they'll be lovely and smooth just in time for summer!
Aveeno products are available to buy from Boots and Superdrug stores among others.
For more information, check out the Aveeno website.

Monday 15 March 2010

Jordan's Frusli: Tropical Papaya & Pineapple

I recently had the pleasure of recieving a box of new Tropical Papaya & Pineapple Frusli bars from Jordan's for review, so here it is!!
Admittedly, pineapple is one of my all time least favourite fruits - the closest i come to eating it is when i have pineapple cubes, so i was rather amazed when i discovered how tasty these Frusli bars were.
Each bar is a delicious blend of wholegrain oats and fruit - a whopping 28% fruit to be exact - and the flavour just comes bursting out, with each mouthful leaving you begging for more.
I also love the consistency of these bars - they're not too hard, but not too soft either.  Both of my kids - 1 of which also doesn't like pineapple - thought they were heaven sent and said that not only would they like these for breakfast, but would be happy replacing a packet of crisps for one of these in their lunchboxes!
I've tried many different cereal bars, and these are by far, one of the nicest i've had the pleasure to sample - i'm definately converted and they've already been added to my shopping list!
Strongly recommended by me and my kids - why not go out and try them for yourself, then pop back and leave your own comments on my blog....i'd love to hear your thoughts.
For more information visit Jordan's or follow @JordansCereals on twitter.

Thursday 11 March 2010

Confessions of a City Girl & Neal's Yard Remedies Comp

Okay, since i'm running a bit of a competition to win kids books, i thought i'd balance the tables a little and offer the above prize to one of you!"

There is a copy of Confessions of a City Girl by Suzana S. and a tub of Neal's Yard Remedies, Frankincense Toning Body Cream.

Nice and simple entry - just leave a comment below telling me why you want to win .....easy peasy!

1. Only 1 entry per person (duplicates will be discounted)
2. This will run for 2 weeks and a winner chosen on Friday 26th March
3. Uk residents only

Winner will be posted on my blog and i'll also be tweeting!

My First Giveaway

Well, i thought it was about time i offered a giveaway on here, so this is it!
I have 2 kids books, Elephant Joe is a Spaceman! by David Wojtowycz (so glad thats typed, not sure i could have pronounced it!), and i also have Erroll by Hannah Shaw.

One winner will be chosen to receive both books.
For a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what the funniest thing a young child has ever asked/said to you.......i'd love to hear what you replied too!  My other half will be doing the judging just so it's all fair and square.

1. Only ONE entry per person (duplicates will be discounted)
2. Competition will run for 2 weeks and a winner will be chosen on Friday March 26th
3. Sorry, but this is only open to UK residents
The winners name will be posted on my blog, so please check back - for those of you on twitter, i'll also tweet the winner!!

All i can say now is GOOD LUCK to you all and i look forward to reading your replies! :-) xx

Tuesday 9 March 2010

ghd Obedience Cream for Frizz-Free Styling

I recently reviewed this ghd Obedience Cream for the very lovely Jenny from Talk Perfection and decided it was so good, i ought to add it on my blog!
I was very weary about using this product as i have extremely fine, flyaway hair which most taming products leave looking dull and greasy, however, this one was different!
As per the directions, i washed my hair, towel dried it a little then rubbed a small amount of this gel into my palms and began working through my hair - it smells gorgeous.  My hands did become quite sticky, but my hair felt fine.  Once i'd rubbed it through, it was time to blowdry and this is the point at which my hair usually becomes flyaway.  Alas, i managed to dry my hair without having to catch it first, then it was time for the ultimate test - the straighteners.  I was sure it would fail at this point, but surprisingly, it didn't.  My hair styled much better than normal and still looked clean and shiny - no static the next day after brushing either.
This tube is available direct from ghdhair and costs £12.95 (which includes free express delivery in the UK)
I strongly recommend this to anyone who struggles to tame their hair xx