Thursday, 11 April 2019

Gosh Eye Products Review

Thanks to Vicky, my daughter's friend for putting together this blog post for us today. She is a vegan and only ever buys cruelty-free cosmetics to use, so she was perfect to write about these cosmetics that I received from GOSH. This is what she has to say about it. GOSH products can be bought from Superdrug and at the moment they are on an offer to save £2 on each product. This is what Vicky has to say about the Primer and eye products that she uses.

So, I should start this review by stating that I have become a bit of a GOSH fangirl since going vegan- their Rebel Eyes Mascara has been the best thing I ever bought make up wise. I love that the whole range is cruelty-free and the vegan items are clearly and easily labelled- an important thing for me!

I’ll start with the item I am least likely to buy again- the GOSH Overnight Primer Oil Essence. This is £14.49 currently online at Superdrug. This stuff feels AMAZING when you put it on, really feels like you’ve been to a spa or had a facial and it left my skin feeling super soft. However, I couldn’t see or feel any visible difference to my skin in the morning and I probably wouldn’t buy it myself. If you fancy just feeling like you’ve given your face a treat and you have £15 quid to spend then it is worth it but don’t expect miracles!

Next up: the GOSH Brow Pomade in Brown 001. This is currently £8.99 online at Superdrug.

Saturday, 6 April 2019

To My Friend Who Has Been Manipulated

Dear Friend

It's easy for me to sit behind my laptop and write this but it's so much harder to say it in real life. You were a happy bubbly girl a few years ago. You always made me laugh and you always looked beautiful when we went out. Then you met HIM! You changed, It all happened so fast and you moved away. Alarm bells were ringing because this is what happened to my daughter after Nathan Green groomed her. Manipulative men cannot wait to isolate you from your friends and family and they do everything they can to make you happy and secure, whilst planting doubts in your mind as they do this. Your BF added me on Facebook, the day I met him and we were at the local pub, having a drink in the sun when he said something that made me think that he wasn't so nice. I disagreed with him and he deleted me from Facebook. I can only think that he saw he couldn't pull the wool over my eyes. There was something from that moment that made me feel uncomfortable about him, but I thought that maybe it was just me.

Friday, 5 April 2019

Tillys Dyslexia Update And Exciting News

Recently I had our usual twice-yearly meeting with the school SEN about Matilda and her dyslexia. Dyslexia was picked up in year 2 and she was tested but found to have extreme intelligence but was 2 years behind on her school work. I was devastated! I felt a total failure as a mother and wondered why I had never pushed her to read and write when she was younger. I felt so guilty that I had let my child down. I had seen Kim struggle with severe dyslexia and Zach and Beth were both slightly dyslexic and I didn't want to see my littlest baby struggle too. She had been through so much already in her little life.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Using Lightroom App To Enhance Your Photo's

Recently I was invited to go to London with Three UK and review their Huawei Mate phone, Whilst Matilda got to review the P20 Pro. I have the P20 Pro at home, as it is also my choice of a phone so it was easy for her to use.

We arrived at their flagship store in Oxford Street and we were met by one of their members of staff who told us that we were going to find some spots in and around Oxford Street where we could take some pictures and then enhance them using the Lightroom app on the phone. I had never used Lightroom before and normally just rely on my photo storage app to brighten them up or add filters on Instagram. I really am a novice in photography.

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Why Is Motivation Important In Your Life?

Why Is Motivation Important In Your Life?

Without motivation, you can't achieve anything in life, but if you want to achieve greatness, you need to stop going in the slow lane and you need to align yourself to start working towards your goals in life. Goals are the stepping stones toward your dreams so if you want to achieve them, you need the motivation to keep you working towards the things that you want in life. Not everyone finds motivation easily and you have to work towards it. Some people think that they can't do something or that they have a lack of belief in themselves. Motivation is the defining factor that turns a good thought into immediate action. It will help you to turn a good idea into a business that you want to start and can positively impact the world and your life around you.

Monday, 1 April 2019

Taking A Day Trip To Paris

What do you do when it's payday and you have a weekend with no plans? You book a last minute trip to Paris, of course! That's what I did when I got paid on Friday. I thought about it all morning and had been promising Matilda that we would visit Paris this year. It was something I wanted to do this year with her and just didn't realise that I would be booking a coach trip at 2pm and be leaving an hour later to collect Matilda and take her to town for some dinner before getting the train to London.

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Glam Goo Deluxe Set and Glam Goo Confetti Set Review

Matilda loves slime and she can play with it for hours on end. But when we go to shops and she wants a special glitter slime or a certain shimmery slime, it can be expensive. So with the Glam Goo sets that she was sent, she could design her own slime to play with over and over again. The Glam Goo Deluxe set comes with everything you need to make your own slime and it comes with a plastic handbag that has 9 sections to keep the slime in.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Appalling Customer Care From Southeastern

Dear Southeastern trains

Well, once again the service you provide for commuters to get to work is absolutely and utter crap! I arrived at the train station in Deal to get the 09.31 train to Folkestone and due to a failure of something further down the line, I was still sitting at the train station 2 FRIGGING hours later. Watching as the screens said a train would be coming on time, but only to see it change and watching as it becomes more and more delayed until it was cancelled.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Dumbo Movie Review

Last Sunday we got up super early to take a train to London. The reason we were going was to see the new Disney film that is being released on 29th March 2019. The new film is a real-life version of Dumbo. It worked with Beauty And The Beast after it was remade as a real-life film and Cinderella, so surely Dumbo would work just as well.

Monday, 25 March 2019

How Can My Kid Stay Safe On The Internet?

Matilda has asked for her own blog - it's something that she has been asking for a long time and I wanted to leave it for as long as she could. But now she is 9, I have said she can start a blog as long as I am in charge. She isn't allowed to use the laptop out of my sight and I check her blog posts before she publishes them. I'm not sure if everyone is aware but Matilda has an older sister and she was groomed by a paedophile online and we learnt a lesson on the day we found out. It was a hard lesson to learn and I thought that I was hot on internet security - turns out I wasn't. Although we went through years of heartache, I still have to let Matilda use the internet. It's not possible for her to not use it, in this day and age. I am lucky that she is quite clued up on her internet security and she knows some things that other kids of her age, might not know. As long as Matilda uses the internet wisely and uses her internet safety knowledge - then I am happy. We wanted to share some tips on internet safety today. 

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Zuru 5 Surprise Balls, Cotton Candy Lollipop Surprise and Tangle Toy Review And Competition

As I have written, Matilda Turned 9 last weekend and I was sent some brilliant little surprise toys from Zuru for her to enjoy. The Zuru 5 Surprise Balls are gender-specific, so you know what toys you will be getting for your child. Although some kids are happy to receive either of the gifts. The blue one contains boys toys and the pink one contains girls toys.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Supporting My Child As She Starts Blogging

So Matilda (Tilly) started a blog!

She got a laptop from a family friend for her birthday a few weeks ago and now there is no stopping her from becoming a blogger. She already has an Instagram account that is strictly monitored by me and also Youtube but she was desperate to be able to say she was a blogger.

Gosh Eye Products Review

Thanks to Vicky, my daughter's friend for putting together this blog post for us today. She is a vegan and only ever buys cruelty-free...