Thursday 30 August 2012

Creating a A/W 2012 Gothic Look with Big Green Smile

Fancy creating a A/W 2012 Gothic look but don't know where to start? Look no further than Big Green Smile for everything you need to make it happen.

Check out these eye shadows...

Dr Hauschka Solo Eyeshadow £12.95

Green People Eco Eye Trio in Smokey Grey £18.40

Dr Hauschka Eye Shadow Palette £31.95

Lavera Beautiful Mineral Eye Shadow in  Magic Grey £9.00

Wondering which eyeliners to opt for? Try this...

Neal's Yard Remedies Eye Liner in Midnight £9.50

To keep Eyeborws looking perfect and sleek try....
Lavera Style and  Care Gel £9.90

And for perfect lashes, you shouldn't be without...
Lavera Intense Volumising Mascara £11.50

All these products along with many others, are available from Big Green Smile just click on the links below each pic to take you straight to them ....happy shopping!

Tuesday 14 August 2012

Tesco Bakery - Cookies

BzzAgents are everyday people like you and me who love trying new products and telling the world how good or bad they are! I've been lucky enough to receive some fantastic testing products in return for my honest opinions and this time, it's cookies! Not just any old cookies, these are Tesco Bakery cookies with their new, improved flavour.

With my 'free pack' voucher, I promptly headed to my local Tesco (frog-marched by my other half) in order to swap it for some tasty Tesco Bakery cookies. We used to have a large Tesco in the area but it's been knocked down and replaced with a much smaller one ...maybe this is why there were only 2 of the 6 available flavours! Never mind, I still wouldn't pass up on the chance to try these.

The flavours available are...
Triple chocolate – loaded with Belgian milk, dark and white chocolate pieces
Milk chocolate – lots of Belgian milk choc pieces
Belgian chocolate – lots of Belgian dark choc pieces
Cranberry and white chocolate – crammed with fruit and creamy chocolate
Oat and Raisin – lightly spiced and full of juicy raisins
Fruit, choc and nut – a yummy combination of juicy raisins, milk choc and hazelnuts

Tesco Bakery Cookies - Milk Chocolate
As you can probably guess by the pic, I opted for the Milk Chocolate cookies was either these or Cranberry and White Chocolate.
I got these with a free voucher provided by BzzAgent but each pack of 4 cookies costs £1.50 from Tesco.

Large cookies with plenty of chocolate
Each cookie is very generously sized and has a large helping of your chosen flavour this case, pure, unadulterated chocolate! Yummy!!

I'm a regular buyer of cookies but this is the first time i've ever tried them from the new improved Tesco Bakery and I have to say, I was really impressed!

Nice thickness
The cookies are relatively soft which gives them a nice texture and they won't snap your teeth unlike some other cookies. There are fairly large chocolate chunks both on and inside the cookie making each mouthful as tasty as the last. My kids were particularly impressed with how much taste they had and my other half, who is very fussy about the chocolate he eats, said the chocolate tasted fantastic and he loved the consistency!
Being a family of 4, the bag size was spot on and due to the sheer size of each cookie, 1 each was plenty!

On my next visit to Tesco, I plan to buy the White Chocolate and Cranberry cookies so keep an eye open for my review on those.

Overall these were loved by my whole household ...which is a rarity to say the least, so they've now been added to my weekly shop. Try them for yourself and let me know what you think, i'm sure you'll be as impressed as I am!

Find out more about Tesco Bakery here 

Why? Why? Why?

I was recently tagged by the lovely Ali from Dragons and Fairy Dust in a Meme which asks the question we all hear and ask on a daily basis ....WHY?

If your a parent, this is something you'll hear constantly during your child's life ...why is the sky blue? why do I have to go to school? why can't I have more sweets? why do I have to come in early? to name but a few and yes, I too have many unanswered whys! This Meme gives me the chance to put my questions forward and hopefully someone out there may just have the answers ...feel free to leave a comment if you do!

1. Why is it that when i'm ready for a lie-in on a Sunday morning, my neighbours decide it's time to do the garden or DIY it deliberate?
2. Why when I decide to have a quiet night with my man do we always get company?
3. Why does my computer wait until i'm mid-way through a blog post or survey then decide to loose connection or restart ...does it have a built in sensor?
4. Why does someone always either phone or knock ...just as i'm about to sit down and relax with a hot cuppa? They never fail!
5. Why does it rain every time my car is washed?
6. Why when I peg my washing out, do birds see fit to 'christen' it with their droppings?
7. Why do socks never come out the wash in pairs? This is my pile so far ...

Odd socks
8. Why is it that every time i'm in a hurry to be somewhere, I can never find anything ..whether it be car keys, my lippy, a shoe or even the kids!!! It's like a game of hide and seek!
9. Why when I go clothes shopping can I never find my size in the things I like yet if I look again when i'm skint, they're guaranteed to have it in stock?
10. Why can't I apply nail varnish without it looking like a toddler has done it?

Well, these are my unanswered questions ....any answers would be greatly appreciated!

I am now passing this Meme onto a few other bloggers so they too can share their 'why' questions. To be part of this you will need to complete the following steps ...

1. Post your whys - as many or as few as you like
2. Link your post to Mummy Central
3. Tag 5 bloggers to keep this going
4. Feel free to leave your questions below if you aren't a blogger but demand some answers!

I'm now tagging the following bloggers ...
Jane at 7hippopotamus
Sarah at Boo, Roo and Tigger Too
Catherine at Katy Little Lady
Sarah at Sarah's
Lauren at A Lauren to Herself

Wednesday 8 August 2012

EOS Lip Balms from

I recently received a very lovely email asking if I would be interested in reviewing an EOS Lip Balm from I obviously jumped at the chance, especially when I saw the available flavours!
These lip balms are really rather special and the design is far from your standard tube. I couldn't decide which I wanted to review so asked to be surprised ...and I certainly was!
EOS Lip Balm in Summer Fruits
As you can see in the above pic, I received the Summer Fruits balm. It arrived in egg shaped packaging ...most intriguing considering most lip balms come in a standard sized tube or a small round tub!
Not the colour I expected!
The instant I removed the lid (which is a simple twist cap), I was overwhelmed by the gorgeous summery, fruity fragrance which eminated from the balm, although the peachy colour I expected was a little more yellowish. I could certainly pick out the peachy smell so proceeded to apply to my lips to see if it had any hint of flavour ...and indeed it did! Apart from the gorgeous smell/flavour etc, this balm was an absolute delight to wear. The size of the tube guarantees full coverage in only 2 sweeps and it glides on really smoothly giving lips an instant moisturised feel. I've been using this for around 3-4 weeks at least twice daily and still have loads left! The slight dry bits I usually get on my lips have become a thing of the past since starting to use this and the delightful smell always makes me smile ...mainly because each time I rub my lips together, I get a hint of the taste. Please don't forget though that this is NOT an edible product!
The balms are available in Lemon Drop, Summer Fruits, Sweet MintHoneysuckle Honeydew and Tangerine ...i'd imagine them all being extremely fruity and very alluring!
They cost £4.95 each which I personally think is great value for money considering how long each tub lasts.
EOS Lip Balms are 95% organic and 100% natural ...even free of paraben and petrolatum. They're packed with vitamin E, shea butter and jojoba oil which are all renowned for their soothing and moisturising properties and none of these products are tested on animals so it's all good!

I've tried all kinds of lip balms/salves etc and do have a couple that I tend to stick with, however I was so impressed with the EOS Lip Balm that it already has a permenant place in my handbag and i'm planning on purchasing a couple of other variations too. This is a definite must-have for anyone who suffers from dry lips as it provides instant relief and long lasting moisturisation .....10 out of 10 from me!