The Snowman & Snow dog Finger Puppet Book*

Thomas and I were very pleased to be chosen to take part in the 12 days of Christmas Snowman and Snow dog blog tour. So here we are today on the penultimate day of the blog tour with a lovely little puppet book to share with you.

I have mentioned many times before that I love these types of puppet books to ready with little ones as I think they really help you to make the story come alive in little minds and it really helps to keep your child interested in the book you are reading.

I am a big fan of the short Snowman film and as far as i'm concerned it's not Christmas without watching it at least once. So this year I have also bought Thomas the snowman film for his Christmas eve basket. So I haven't actually shown Thomas this book yet as I am going to save it for Christmas eve.

I really do love this book, it is a nice chunky board book perfect for little hands to turn the pages with ease.

The pages are filled with beautiful illustrations and a nice simple story for your little one to follow with you. I just love the little snow dog finger puppet too, I am sure Thomas will be the one controlling the little snow dog with his little finger.

Tomorrow the blog tour is ending over at Mother Geek's blog so I would love it if you could pay her a visit.


Bourjois So Laque Nail Polish in Fushia Hype

Earlier in the year I bought myself my first couple of Bourjois nail polishes and I was really impressed with them so when I spotted 3 for 2 on all make up items in Boots recently I picked up another colour as part of the 3.

I wanted a nice glossy berry colour that was perfect for this type of year so I chose "Fushia Hype" The name doesn't really scream Autumn/ Winter more like Summer. The actual shade of the nail varnish is quite a deep pink/ berry colour which I love.

I love the consistency of Bourjois nail polishes they just go on like a dream and they only take 2 coats to leave a really gorgeous glossy colour to your nails. For £5.99 I think they are quite a reasonable price. I don't normally like spending much on nail polish as I don't really see the point so these are probably the most expensive nail polishes I would buy, I will definitely be picking more colours up soon.


UK Travel Bucket List*

I'm really in to making bucket lists these days which you will know if you have seen my recent Christmas bucket list post I wrote. It got me thinking about something else I want to do over the coming years which is to explore more of the UK. Considering I have lived here all my life I feel like I haven't visited many different places.

1, Go to London for a weekend and do lots of sightseeing. I haven't been to London properly before I've only really passed through or when I went to Britmums the other year. So I think I am due a visit I would love to save up some money and go for the weekend. Eat out in fancy restaurants, do some shopping and maybe take a trip up the thames.

2, Visit York - York is somewhere I have wanted to go for the longest time but I have never been. I imagine it to be such a pretty place I really must go soon.

3, Go shopping in Liverpool- I have heard that Liverpool is a really good shopping destination and as well as having lots of bars and restaurants. Even though I love shopping Liverpool is somewhere I have never ventured too.

4, Have a mini break in Scotland - Again somewhere I have never been but I have been told there are some really beautiful places and sights but with so many different towns I wouldn't know where to go

5, Visit Chester - I've been to Chester once before a couple of years ago before I had Thomas but it was quite a quick visit so I didn't really get to look around much plus the weather was pretty rubbish from what I can remember so I would love to go again, maybe when the weather is better.

6, Manchester - I have only been Manchester a couple of times but I do quite like it. I'm hoping to visit the Christmas markets this year as I have heard they are really good. I’ve also heard Manchester is pretty good for a night out too. So maybe next year book a room at the Travelodge at  Manchester Piccadilly right next to the train station and then I can see what the night life is like.

7, Newcastle – I am a huge fan of Geordie Shore… Sad I know but since watching that I really want to go to Newcastle. Not only does the night life look pretty good but it looks like quite a nice city with many different places to visit.

8, Lake District- I have been wanting to visit the Lake District for so long and I can’t believe I haven’t been yet. I would love to visit in maybe the Autumn or the Spring and stay in a nice little country hotel. I bet there are lots of out doorsy things to see and do and wonderful views. I am hoping next year will be my year to finally go.

9, Brighton – Again Brighton is somewhere I have never been but would love to, you never hear people say anything bad about it. I’ve seen bits of Brighton on various vlogs on Youtube as it seems to be quite popular among Youtubers these days.

10, Bath – I would love to go to Bath as it seems like quite an idyllic place full of lots to see and do. A little weekend away here is definitely on the cards in the future.

One of my lucky readers could win the chance of a 2 night stay in one of Travelodges various hotels around the UK so maybe you could tick something off your travel bucket list. I am extremely jealous of this opportunity as unfortunately I can’t enter. For details on how to enter please check out the Rafflecopter below

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Direct Cosmetics Haul*

I love me a bargain website, especially those that sell beauty products at bargain prices. There are quite a lot of these kind of sites around but I recently had the chance to try a site which is new to me which is Direct Cosmetics and after endless browsing I finally picked three products to try out.

Last year I received the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour cream which I love but I don't think I have actually ever mentioned it on my blog before for some reason. When I noticed an Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour product on the site I knew I had to try it especially when it was only £10.99 and my first impressions are it is really nice and already I have noticed that it is helping my lips. I will do a full review on it when I have used it for a little while longer.

Another Elizabeth Arden product I got was a hydrating face mask which at only £6.99 for a 100ml  product was a complete steal. I'm really getting in to face masks lately and I have gotten in to a little routine of applying one at least once a week and so I can't wait to try this one out to see if it is as good as the other Elizabeth Arden products I have tried. Again I will do a full review of this products when I have used it more. So keep your eyes open for that.

Lastly I chose a completely different product by Skin Doctors which is their Hair No More, which is a hair removal cream but also it has a hair growth inhibitor spray which I was quite intrigued by so I can't wait to see if it actually works, even if it keeps hair at bay for a couple of extra weeks that is a bonus for me. So I shall definitely be sharing more about this product and whether it is worth the £11.99 you can buy it for on Direct Cosmetics.

Delivery was super quick too from this site and I shall definitely be treating myself to more goodies from their after Christmas when I have some extra pennies to treat myself with. 
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