Wednesday 27 October 2010

Fantastic Mr Fox Comp

Okey dokey, thought it was about time I had another comp for all my lovely followers and readers. The prizes, yes, you read right, I said prizes, are Fantastic Mr Fox goodies!
The winner will receive a Fantastic Mr Fox pair of pyjamas in their own case...ideal with christmas just around the corner!

I then have a runner's up prize of a Fantastic Mr Fox tshirt.....

And finally, 1 more small prize for 3rd place, some Fantastic Mr Fox Odd Socks....

Okay, so theres the prizes on offer, now for what you need to do:
1. Leave a comment on my blog telling me your best joke
2. That's it...simple or what!! I'll have an independent judge to choose the winner. Best joke gets the pyjamas, 2nd best gets the tshirt and 3rd best gets the socks! Go on....make me laugh!!

Rules as always:
1. Sorry but UK only
2. 1 entry per person
3. Comp closes Fri 5th November at 12pm BST and winners will be notified soon after

Hope that's everything....if not, just ask!

Saturday 9 October 2010

Proud as Owt!

Just a quick blog update here.....mainly because I can't help myself and just wanna shout from the rooftops lol
My oldest daughter was made a school prefect when she returned after the summer holidays and I was extremely proud of i'm sure any parent would be! She has been on the school council since she started back in year 7 and has steadily progressed, despite the taunts from other kids!
Last night, she came home from school and declared that she was applying to be on the Gateshead Parliamentary Youth Council which holds quite a bit of responsibility as there are several meetings each month she will need to attend. I asked her if this is what she really wanted as it would eat into her free time and she seems more than happy to go ahead.......I have no idea where she gets her drive from!
I have watched her develop from a young, shy, timid child, into a fine young lady who is headstrong and confident. The other kids call her a swat etc which i've always told her to ignore...she takes these comments as compliments now which I love!!
This morning, she was asked to attend a local meeting with other school prefects and the chance to meet the Mayor and Mayoress of Gateshead. I had to drop her off then collect her again later.
An hour later, I saw her walking towards me and noticed a badge on her school jumper - it wasn't there when she left. I couldn't believe my eyes when I read it, it said "Head Girl". 
I have to say that this is one of the proudest moments of my life, even though she sees it as no big deal, I for one am over the moon!
I know this post won't interest many, but it's quite a big thing for me and I really wanted to share it.

Tuesday 5 October 2010

Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Mascara

So sorry for the delay in this post but i've had so much going on lately, time spent on the computer has been few and far between.
As most of you who read my blog will already know, I have been trying the new Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Mascara, and yes, it's been just over 30 days now so time for my final review.

The picture below was taken on day 31 which was 26th September 2010 and is again, my natural lashes without any mascara:

Sorry for the picture quality, but my camera's on the blink so had to use my phone. I hope that despite this, you can actually see the difference compared to how my lashes looked before my first application (see earlier post).

I stand by my initial opinion on this's flippin amazing!! Never before have I managed to find a mascara which has everything...good colour, no clumps, works to extend lashes naturally and last but by no means least, I didn't suffer any kind of reaction to it. My eyes are usually pretty sensitive and I have to compromise....sparse lashes but eyes fine or nice, healthy looking lashes with watery eyes. I ususally opt for the latter!!
I was slightly nervous about trying this due to my sensitivity so for the first time of wearing, I stayed indoors. No need for that though! Not only did my lashes look fuller and more alluring, but the normal slight burning sensation and the tears were no more....hooray!!
After the full 30 days, my lashes are slightly thicker and have definately improved in  both length and colour.

This is a very welcome addition to my make-up bag and I will continue to use it. I hope my review has helped a few of you take the plunge and give it a whirl too.

This review is based upon my own opinions, however, your own opinion may differ.