Thursday 29 December 2011

Myleene Klass Nails

Ever wanted perfectly polished nails with very little effort?

Well now you can with Myleene Klass Nails!
These easy to use adhesive nail wraps are the answer to all your prayers. Available in 16 different designs, each pack comes with 24 adhesive nail wraps and a nail file...everything you need for perfect nails in no time!

I was recently sent 2 packs to review from JML ...

Inside each pack you'll find a strip with the 24 nail wraps, and a nail file as shown below...

I decided to try the blue ones as it just happens to be my favourite colour!

To use, simply find the size which best fits your finger, carefully peel it away from the backing sheet and place the curved edge against your cuticle. Make sure you have it lined up with you nail and proceed to smooth flat against the nail surface. The excess can be folded over the edge of the nail, then simply filed off.

I am sorry about the picture quality, but my phone which has the camera I normally use is broken, so i've had to resort to a very old phone for the pics!
I'm hoping you get the idea though. The results really are quite amazing. For the first time, I didn't have any nail varnish around the edges of my fingers (something I find hard to avoid lol), no brush strokes and a perfect even colour on every nail (something else I find hard to achieve with nail polish)!

These nail wraps need no drying time and give perfect results every time.

Although the nail wraps are meant to last for a few days, I personally found that mine began to peel overnight...only slightly though, but I did need to re-apply so it's a good job the pack came with spares!
Careful if you do any dishes too, as they didn't take too well to the water and began to peel.

Overall these are perfect for stunning party nails in a hurry as you really can't make a mistake with them, although I wouldn't rely on them to last longer than a day without needing to re-apply a few!

Myleene Klass Nails are available from JML at a cost of £19.99 which includes 5 packs of nail designs.

Thursday 22 December 2011

Festive Fruit Loaf from Bakestone

Just in time for the festive season, Bakestone have introduced the new Festive Fruit Loaf. Boasting a tasty combination of ingredients including currants, orange and lemon peel and cinnamon, this is definately worth adding to your shopping list!

The Bakestone Festive Fruit Loaf has been developed by Bakestone in collaboration with the baker's tasting panel 'The Bakers Dozen', a carefully selected mix of experts including celebrities, bloggers and food journalists.

I was recently sent some of this to try and as always, wasted no time getting stuck in. 

My partner was the first to try, and he smothered it in butter...the fact that he went back for more told me all I needed to know!
As I don't like butter/marg, I tried a slice dry. The loaf was nice and soft with just the right moistness, and it sliced easily without tearing. The amount of fruit and flavouring was just right and they complimented each other perfectly, making for a very tasty treat indeed. 
After trying dry, I tried a slice with a thin spread of Lemon Curd which in my opinion, was absolutely delicious and went really well with the festive loaf.
My kids were pretty impressed too and loved it whether it be buttered, plain, toasted or untoasted!

Available from B&M stores, and for only 99p you really can't go wrong!

For more information visit You can also 'like' Bakestone Bread on Facebook or follow Mr Bakestone on twitter.

Wednesday 14 December 2011

Wonderbra's Ultimate Plunge Style Challenge

How does a dream shopping experience with non other than Lydia Bright, well known fashionista and owner of the fabulous vintage clothes store Bella Sorella sound?

Wonderbra have launched a new campaign for the Ultimate Plunge Bra and want YOU to be part of it. Check out this video of Lydia Bright taking the ultimate plunge.

As part of their 'Ultimate Plunge Style Challenge', Wonderbra are giving you and a friend the opportunity to have the night of your life with their amazing new competition!!

Prize includes:

  • Private car from London to Essex
  • Shopping experience with Lydia Bright at Bella Sorella in Essex
  • Choose your ultimate plunge look from Bella Sorella, which you both get to keep
  • Private car back to the hotel in London
  • Bottle of champagne in room on arrival
  • A complete hair and make-up makeover by stylists
  • Return executive transfers from the hotel to the club
  • Paparazzi to make you feel like stars on arrival at the club
  • VIP entrance at the club
  • A VIP table for the entire evening
  • A bottle of vodka and mixer to get the party started
  • Overnight stay in a luxurious 4* hotel in Central London
  • Breakfast
  • Free Ultimate Plunge bra per person to keep
Entry couldn't be easier, just head on over to the Wonderbra UK Facebook page and click to enter....feel free to share this competition with your friends too, after all, if they win, you may just be their lucky friend!!
Competition runs till the 30th December 2011 and is open to anyone in the UK who is over the age of 18. One winner, and a friend, will be drawn each week.

It only takes a few seconds to enter but the memory, if you win will last a lifetime! 
Good Luck!! 

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Batiste Dry Shampoo - Blush

I've always been a little sceptical about trying 'dry shampoo' as I just couldn't get my head round how it could possibly work, but after hearing so much about Batiste, I decided to give it a go!

Although it's not badly priced (around £3 for a 200ml bottle), I opted for the smaller 50ml bottle which cost around £1.50 from Boots...just in case I didn't like it.

As with all things smelly, I like to have a little sniff before using, and I have to say that this has a gorgeous floral, feminine smell which I absolutely loved! It's not too overpowering either.

I waited until my hair was looking a little worse for other words, I got up ready to take the kids to school, looked in the mirror and realised my hair was greasier than a chip pan and with no time to wash it! I'm sure you've all been there before and wished for a quick fix...well here it is.
I preceeded to spray it all over my hair starting from the roots not really expecting to see any difference, how wrong was I??
Within 5 minutes, my hair not only looked acceptable, but clean too and the gorgeous smell made me feel like I had a fresh head of hair...fabulous!!

I found this to be really lightweight, easy to use and very effective, so for that, I would highly recommend it. Never again will I be caught out with 'not enough time to wash my hair', i'll simply just reach for the Batiste and all will be well.

The small bottle is also an ideal size to fit in your handbag!

Friday 2 December 2011

New Vimto Hot Mulled Berry Punch - Review

I was recently sent some of this New Vimto Hot Mulled Berry Punch to review.....just what I needed for the weather we've been having lately!!

When I took the lid off, immediately I could smell the original Vimto but also a mixture of other ingredients which sent my senses into overdrive. The strongest of the smells was probably the aromatic cloves but I definately detected the cinnamon too.

Now for the taste test....
As per the directions, I poured a small amount into my cup and boiled the kettle. I personally prefer this kind of drink when the kettle is hot, but not quite fully boiled, which is exactly what I did.
The second I poured in the hot water, I could smell the far the strongest of the smells I felt, although you can also pick out a few others too.
The careful blend of ingredients mean that as soon as you take a drink, you get an instant warming feeling throughout your body. I was a little bunged up at the time and found it to be quite comforting...the aromatic smells even helping me to breathe a little easier!!
I don't think I could drink alot of this as it's quite rich in flavour, but is ideal for the cold winter nights which lie ahead.
My kids were slightly put off by the smell (the bit that I liked), and they weren't too impressed with the taste either which I pretty much expected, although my oldest did say that she didn't find it too bad but she couldn't manage alot of it.
I'd definately say that Vimto Hot Mulled Berry Punch was more of a drink for the adults....and a great mixer for those of you who like a non-alcoholic Christmas Punch!

New Vimto Hot Mulled Berry Punch is available from most Tesco stores at a cost of £1.89 for a 725ml bottle. Try it for yourself!!

Check out the Vimto Facebook page for more info on this and other Vimto products.