Thursday, 29 August 2013

Pretty Swapsies

I took part in Kat's Crochet Camp and at some point I will share what  I have been making. To house my crochet goodies I made myself a tote bag.

My friend who blogs at Snaffle's Mummy liked the look of it and she had just made a really cute crochet hook holder so we did a swapsies.

I made her this:

She made me this:

I love Crochet Camp inspired me and has allowed me to be creative in different ways. 

I really love my hook holder and have bought a whole set of hooks to go in it!

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

New Arbonne Calm and Pure Vibrance Ranges

Arbonne is one of my favourite cosmetic ranges; their red lipstick is a staple in my makeup bag.  They recently sent me some products from their new ranges Calm and Pure Vibrance.

This lightweight serum, with a moisture barrier soothing complex, quickly penetrates, cools and soothes the skin, locking in moisture and leaving the skin feeling hydrated and supple. This non-irritating, non-comedogenic serum is the ideal product for improving the texture and appearance of the skin.  

This has been brilliant throughout the summer months. It makes a nice base under sun cream which I wear most days. And on the days I don't it makes a great alternative to face cream. 

It's really lightweight and absorbs well into the skin leaving it moisturised but non greasy. I have really oily skin so anything they helps reduce that is fine by me. It's feels a little bit like a gel and is cooling in the skin. 

The bottle comes with a pipette so you don't use too much, as a little goes a long way. 

The calm range also includes a daily cleanser, daily moisturiser and a eye gel. You can buy a set of all four for £90. Calm is perfect for those with dry and tired skin.  

Shield colour and style hair in one step. Specially formulated to build natural volume and manageability with the combined benefit of protecting hair from sun damage and maintaining colour longer.  

Even though my hair is curly and often frizzy it's still rather flat. I have tried volumizing and texturizing products in the past and they often leave my hair stiff and sticky. This product wasn't like that it. I put it non sticky mouse on my wet hair and dried I straight and then used my straighteners. I found that it straightened much easier than normal and I have a nice lift at the roots. My hair felt soft and looked really good. I have been using it throughout the summer and doesn't feel as dry and it normally does after so much sun exposure.  

I really like this mousse, you don't need much at all and it works really well. My hair is no longer flat and dull. 

Thanks Arbonne!

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Pretty New Furniture

We moved in our new home Easter weekend so decided to make the most of the Bank Holiday Sales. Initially we were on the lookout for a corner sofa but after looking around we realised they would swamp our living room so decided on two sofas. 

I really wanted a mix of colour and textures so after a few hours of looking we settled on these.

The brown faux suede has two reclining chairs and is so comfy. I love the shape of the red one and its low to the ground so I my feet can actually touch the floor  when I sit on it. 

They look really nice in my living room which is a mixture of reds and browns. We still have a bit to do to the room so once its all done I will share pictures.

We got such a good deal on these sofas we decided to buy a new kitchen table as well. We were going to look for a second hand table as we wanted something really solid but the offers were so good we couldn't resist.  In the end we got all three items for the same price we were willing to spend on a corner sofa!

I really love this table. I have always wanted a kitchen that was big enough to have a table in, it was a must when house searching.  This table is big and sturdy and is also extendable so we have everyone over for Christmas dinner.

Because we did so well on these pieces I decided to get both the girls Tripp Trapps.  They are so well designed and last for years. It means that they can sit at the table comfortably and securely.  No booster seats, extra cushions or sitting on knees. 

Our home is coming along slowly but that's ok we aren't going anywhere.

The sofa's and kitchen table are from Harveys and the Tripp Trapps are from Back in Action