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Showing posts with label Review. Show all posts
 I’m a big fan of candles all through the year but especially during the Autumn/ Winter months I love the cosy feeling they create. How quickly I go through candles I really begrudge paying Yankee prices for candles as you are just burning money, I much prefer buying cheaper candles which can give off just as much scent as buying a more expensive candle.

Primark have really upped their game with candles lately, well with their homeware in general really but I am particularly enjoying their candles 

My favourite for the scent it this Oriental Spice & Ginger one which is the jam jar style one below the scent is gorgeous and definitely fills the room. I also love the packaging I think it looks really expensive when I saw it was only £3 I had to have it.

Another of my favourites is the tea light holder just behind which is quite old now and unfortunately I don't know if you can still get them but I think it was only £3


Primark also do small candles like the Sea Salt & Lavender one below that was just £1 and they have lots of different fragrances. The scent payoff on these isn't the greatest but they are pretty good for small rooms and for £1 you can't go wrong.


Finally the last candle I have been loving is in a beautiful holder with blue floral decoration on it. The scent on this is Vanilla & Coconut which smells beautiful and even when the candle isn't lit you can still smell it.

Have you tried any candles from Primark what did you think?
A little while ago I was asked if I would like to review a bouquet of flowers from Blossoming Gifts of course what woman doesn't like to receive flowers.
After looking at their website I just couldn't decide which to pick so I asked them if they could surprise me and what a beautiful surprise it was.



I received a beautiful bouquet of avalanche roses, antique carnations and lillies as soon as I opened the box I was hit with a lovely floral scent and I was also very impressed with how the flowers were packaged. I've never actually received flowers this way before so I didn't know what to expect as I know postmen aren't that careful when handling boxes and packages but the flowers were in perfect condition.


What also strikes me when looking at the other bouquets on the website is how they have quite a country chic feel to them with the colours that are used and how the bouquets are arranged they are just so pretty.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner I definitely recommend sending your mum a beautiful bunch of Mother’s Day Flowers from Blossoming gifts and I also have a code which gives you 33% off using BGIFTS33 the only flowers that are exempt is the flowers by post range.


Blossoming Gifts don’t only do flowers they also have a wide range of hampers for everybody’s tastes, wines and personalised gifts it could become your one stop shop for birthdays and other special occasions.

A few months ago when I visited my hairdressers they had a new toy which was the GHD Creative Curl Wand which my hairdresser tested out on my hair and I instantly knew I had to have it.
I have a love/ hate relationship with wearing my hair curled, I love having my hair curler but I hate curling it.

I have tried quite a few different curling tongs and wands my favourite of which prior to the GHD wand was the Enrapture Totum Syler which I reviewed here but after it broke I needed to get something new.

I already had a pair of GHD straighteners but I just can not curl my hair with them, I have tried and tried and watched numerous tutorials but I just can't do it. So I decided to invest in the Creative Curl Wand as I loved my hair when the hairdresser used them.


Okay it's love
It was love at first use
I love how quick and easy this is to use, before I used to have to hold my hair on curlers for quite a while to make sure that it curled properly but with this because it is has an advanced ceramic coating it curls your hair beautifully in just a few seconds.


In the past I have always had trouble in getting my hair to stay curled no matter what hairspray I use, in fact that normally makes my hair drop quicker but with the GHD wand I find that my hair does stay curled a little longer. This has definitely been the best hair tool I have ever used.
A couple of days ago I took part in a Valentine's Evening at intu Potteries with 2 other bloggers Charl and Terri which you can read about here. After we had finished our shopping task we had a table booked at Coast To Coast a new restaurant that has opened in The Hive which is part of intu Potteries where the restaurants and Cineworld are based.

Stoke to me has seemed like it has been stuck in the dark ages for a while, it has always lacked different places to eat. During a shopping trip you are seriously limited if you want to take a dinner break you only really have McDonalds, Weatherspoons and a couple of smaller places none of which really appeal to me. If you wanted to go out for a meal at night Hanley was a bit of a no-no.

Now we have The Hive hanley is suddenly back on the map we now have a Nando's, Pizza Express, Frankie and Benny's, Bon Pan Asian, Chiquitos, Gourmet Burger Kitchen and of course Coast to Coast which is where we chose to go. You may see this list of restaurants and think they are old news now but for Stoke on Trent to get these new places to eat is a big, big thing and long awaited.

I was instantly impressed when we arrived at Coast to Coast the staff were very friendly and welcoming. It's a very good job we had booked a table as it was heaving with a constant stream of new customers arriving there was definitely a buzz about the place.

The drinks menu was brilliant I was definitely spoilt for choice on the cocktail front but I decided to go with a cocktail called Coast to coast. Which was very yummy and refreshing if I wasn't driving I would definitely have tried more.


Everything on the menu sounded so good I was spoilt for choice again. After checking out the menu earlier in the week I was going to order the meatball pasta bake which sounded delicious but then I noticed the Cajun chicken melt which was served with crispy bacon rashers, melted cheese, onion rings, fries and a corn on the cob.


The food was absolutely delicious, I had heard a couple of negative reports from a couple of people who had visited Coast to Coast shortly after it first opened but after visiting myself now I am guessing they were just teething problems as I haven't a bad word to say about the place. For a very busy Friday night the service and food was great I shall definitely be returning once I have tried all of the other restaurants the Hive and intu Potteries has to offer.

Last Friday I was invited to my local shopping centre which is intu Potteries with two fellow bloggers from Stoke. Each of us were given a pre loaded gift card with three different amounts on them £15, £35 and £50 and given the task to buy a Valentine's gift for either ourselves or our partners. Of course we all chose ourselves (Women huh?)

Luckily I picked the £35 voucher at random so I was immediately thinking what would I like to receive for Valentine's day which was kinda difficult I have never been in a relationship where we have made a fuss of Valentine's day if truth be told so I don't really have much experience of giving or receiving presents.  I thought about what I needed which is what I would appreciate for Valentine's day and that is new perfume. I am running rather low on my two favourite Jo Malone perfumes so I am trying not to use them as much.

I visited Debenhams first and had a little mooch around there perfume section which is really good they have all the top brand perfumes which you would expect to see. However I wanted to get a gift set as I think when you are giving presents perfume looks better as part of a gift set. So I went to have a look in The Perfume Shop. I instantly spotted the Marc Jacobs Daisy gift set which was priced at £29.99 which when you look on the website it is still marked up at £51!




As you can see the gift set comes with the usual shower gel and body lotion which I shall be keeping in my bathroom. 

I love this fresh smelling scent it's perfect for spring, I like to switch around my perfumes throughout the year and I leave my deeper scents for winter time preferring a lighter fragrance in the spring/ summer months.


I love the bottle too, I mean how cute is that lid! It looks beautiful on a dressing table but maybe not that great for keeping in your handbag.

What would you choose as a Valentine's day treat for yourself?

After our little shopping trip we had a table booked at a new restaurant in the newly opened Hive which is part of intu Potteries which I shall be talking about here on my blog very soon.



I know feet aren’t exactly the nicest things to talk about are they but never the less I am going to as I have recently been trying out the Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi Hard skin remover in the quest to get super soft feet. After years of using a pumice stone or a foot file the express pedi is the perfect thing for somebody who is a tad lazy as you don’t need to put any effort in to removing any hard skin (yuck I know but it happens to us all)

Now I absolutely hate my feet being touched and do have to refrain myself from kicking people if they touch my feet even by accident so going for a pedicure is completely off the cards for me. It’s a wonder I managed to sit and have a tattoo on my foot.




Anyway foot care is something I have to do myself and it couldn’t be easier using the Velvet Smooth Express Pedi. I use it once a week after having a hot shower so the skin on your feet is softer and then I use it on my heels and the balls of my feet where you tend to get hard skin the most and instantly you skin starts to feel softer. The express pedi doesn’t hurt at all it just tickles slightly which I can cope with if it means having much softer feet and then once I’m finished I smoother my feet in Soap & Glory's Heel Genius cream and pop on some cotton socks and put my feet up for a bit it works a treat. Obviously I have to do this when Thomas isn’t around.


I have been won over by the Velvet Smooth and I would recommend it if you are fed up of relying on a pumice stone. It is quick and easy to use, it comes with a cap to stop the file part from getting damaged. The file runs on AA batteries but I do think maybe they would be better if you could get a rechargeable version so you don’t have the extra cost of buying batteries all the time but maybe that is just me being a little picky.




I know we have now passed the season where we can get our pins out, well actually I say that but did we actually have a season this year where we can get our pins out? But seriously girls do not think about getting your winter leggings on I’m sure your other half wouldn’t appreciate it and do you really want to miss out on the feeling of having freshly shaved or waxed legs and getting in to a freshly made bed with fresh sheets because nothing beats that.




I’ve used Veet hair removal cream for as long as I can remember for both legs and bikini line but the one thing I always hated was the horrible smell that came with it kinda like a gone off cucumber but the hair removal cream from the Veet Inspirations range has a much nicer scent. I’m sure you all know how hair removal cream works but what I do like about this cream is that it comes with it’s own spatula which makes application much easier rather than trying to use your fingers and creating a huge mess. After around 5-8minutes you just need to remove the cream as if you are shaving and they you are left completely fuzz free. Simple.


Let’s move on to the wax strips now. I’ve never attempted at home waxing the thought scares me a little, not so much the pain as I hair my eye brows waxed regularly and my bikini line. I’m more worried about making a complete mess and taking half of my skin off at the same time. Plus I remember many years ago I bought some wax strips and didn’t dare use them on myself so I asked my younger sister to let me try  them out on her arm! Yes I know that is incredibly mean but after much persuading she let me put it on her arm but then wouldn’t let me pull it back off. So I never dabbled with wax strips after that, until recently that is. Feeling brave I attempted at home waxing on my legs not daring to try anywhere else and honestly it wasn’t that bad and I’m sure after a few more times once I know how to do it properly and my skin gets use to it I won’t find it that bad at all. One thing I definitely wont be trying is the facial wax strips I will leave my eyebrows to the professionals I think!
Until recently I never bothered filling in my eyebrows probably because I was a little bit scared of making myself look silly and probably a little bit lazy to be honest it just seemed like an extra step in my beauty routine that I didn’t really need. It wasn’t until recently when I dyed my hair a little darker that I looked at myself and knew I needed to make my eyebrows just a touch darker as they seemed to disappear in to my face. Now I’m not talking the ultra-dark HD brows as I’ll be honest they scare me and I am way too pale to pull that look off. I’m talking about just making my brows just a slightly darker shade of brown so it actually looks like I have brows.

As I am a complete beginner myself I thought it would be wise to experiment with a couple of different ways to fill in eyebrows to try and find a way that suited me best. After browsing around Boots looking at every single make up stand I decided to pick up a few bits from trusty old Rimmel. I didn’t want to spend too much money on products to begin with until I know what suits me. So I picked up a brow pencil and a cute little compact and a clear brow gel.



Let me give you a quick rundown of the products and my first impressions of them

Firstly the brow pencil I chose….. in the shade….. I love that there is a little brow brush on the lid of the pencil this is so handy to keep in your make up bag meaning you don’t have to bother taking an extra make up brush out with you. The pencil for me is a little harsh, now I’m not sure whether it is because it is new and it needs to be a little more blunt to get the best out of it. I will keep trying with it though to see how I get on with it.



The next thing I bought which has fast become my favourite it a cute little kit called Brow This Way. It is a little 3 step kit which contains a little eye brow spooly, an angled brow brush, eyebrow powder and brow wax. It’s such a handy little kit and again perfect to keep in your make up kit.




So here’s how I fill in my eyebrows.

Firstly I brush my brows in to place using the spooly and then they are looking neat and in place. I then take the double angle brush and using a light hand I take the brow wax and add a little bit by bit being careful not to over to it, like everything with make-up it’s better to add a little and build it up.

I then use the powder if I need to, to fill in any little gaps I may have, again go steady don’t just plaster it on your eyebrows.

To set my eye brows in place I have been using Brow This Way styling gel in clear. I find this works really well to stop your eyebrows from smudging and it really easy to work with too.





I have mentioned quite a few times on my blog that my skin doesn't behave itself anymore around that time of the month I get awful hormonal acne around my chin which I detest. As somebody who was lucky enough not to have to deal with teenage acne I wasn't expecting to start with it in my mid-twenties but unfortunately I did. For the past year I have been on a quest to find different ways and products to cover up any spots I may get as my trusty old Collection Lasting Perfection concealer alongside a light coverage foundation just wasn't cutting it for my any more.

I found a couple of concealers I was happy with and I know flit between the two but I couldn't find a foundation that was heavy enough coverage without paying lots of money. A few months back I heard a few other bloggers talk about Rimmel’s 25 hour lasting finish foundation saying that it was quite a heavy coverage. As I love Rimmel foundation anyway I decided to give it a go.



As usual I wasn’t disappointed I have said many times that Rimmel is my favourite brand for foundation I have loved everyone I have tried. The shade range of Rimmel foundations suit my skin tone really well which I know some people have issues with when buying foundations from lower end brands. I also find that the foundation applies really well to my skin and leaves quite a nice finish when I use my Real Techniques buffing brush.
I've not used such a full coverage before so the foundation did feel quite heavy on my skin and so I did have to get use to wearing it and it does feel a little tacky on your skin at first or at least that is what I found.

I obviously can’t comment on whether the foundation will last for 25 hours because after all who would need foundation to last that long? It does last longer than my other foundations and it does give a better coverage and it keeps any blemishes hidden for longer which is exactly what I was looking for. I will definitely be buying this foundation again and it is definitely something to keep in your make up kit for days when you need a bit more coverage.
As I have mentioned before we love Clarks shoes and as you may have seen Thomas was lucky enough to get a new pair of boots ready for the Autumn/ Winter to keep his tootsies nice and toasty. I picked these lovely boots as I loved the colour they look perfect for this time of year. I love the pop of mustard yellow with the brown it makes the boots more fun for toddlers.

The boots are also surprisingly easy to get on even on a toddlers uncooperative feet as they have little zips down the side meaning you can open them up quite wide and your toddler can easily push their foot in and there is a little toggle at the back you can pull them on with ease. The leather is also soft and flexible making them super comfortable for your toddler no need to worry about them rubbing and they can still move easily with them on as you don't want their movements to be restricted.


Thomas loves his new boots.


*c/o Clarks Shoes
Thomas is getting to the age now where he will sit still and concentrate for nearly a whole film so it is always nice to be able to snuggle up and put on a DVD together and watch it. We recently received The Lego Movie from www.suppose.com for us to watch together and have a little family movie night. So Thomas, James and I snuggled up on the settee and watched The Lego Movie, James had been wanting to watch this film too so he was also glad of the chance to watch it and use Thomas as an excuse.



I will be honest I had heard mixed reviews of this film so I didn't really know what to expect but I knew that it was a film for all ages so I was hoping it was something that James and I would like to watch just in case Thomas decided he wanted to watch it all the time.

The main character of the movie is Emmet a little Lego character who is a very ordinary little chap leading quite a boring life until he is mistaken for an extraordinary person who knows exactly how to save the world. The film follows him as he kinda blags his way through. I won't spoil the whole story though.

I actually quite enjoyed the film of course they were some quite cheesy parts like the part with that song you know the one I mean "Everything is awesome" There were some jokes that James and I had a little chuckle to so it made the film watchable to adults too. I think Thomas quite enjoyed it too as he sat and watch very quietly occasionally pointing things out to us even though he probably didn't have a clue what was going on in the film. It was still nice to watch a film together and I guess we will watch it a lot more times in the future.





Bourjois is a make up brand that I haven't really dabbled with much mainly because I find the products to be kinda pricey for what they are but I have been wanting to try try the Healthy Mix Foundation for a while as I have heard lots of good things about this foundation from various beauty blogs.

It's a foundation that has been around for quite a while now and I don't know why I have put off trying it for so long I guess the price put me off a little at £9.99 it is more than I normally spend on foundation and the fact that it is from a brand that I don't know much about I guess I didn't want to end up wasting money on a foundation that I wouldn't end up using.


I have been pleasantly surprised by this foundation and since I bought it I have been wearing it pretty much every single day which is quite a change for me as I normally stick to my trusty Rimmel foundations.  The first thing you will notice about this foundation is that it is quite heavily scented which I know will put some people off. I don't mind the scent it's a nice fruity smell I guess that's due to the "fruit therapy formula"

I find that this foundation applies really well and it is really easy to work with I apply it with my Real Techniques Buffing brush which I prefer to the stippling brush as I find leaves a really nice finish to your skin. I would say that the coverage of this foundation is light to medium but you can build it up if you are wanting more coverage.

My skin type like I have said before is normal/ dry and I find this foundation suits my skin pretty well it still leaves me with a nice dewy look to my skin which is great if you do suffer from slightly dry dull looking skin. It also lasts pretty well too, some foundations start to look patchy after a few hours of wear but this doesn't which is great for me as it's very rare I top up my make up during the day so at least I don't have to worry about my face looking patchy as the day goes on.

Now I have tried this foundation from Bourjois I'm tempted to give their other foundations a whirl to see how they compare. Before I do that though I need to use up all of the foundations I have as I am getting quite a hoard of them!

PicStick transform your favourite photos into high quality glossy magnets. It couldn't be easier to do either, all you need to do is create and account on their site www.picstick.com and then you have the option to upload your photos straight from your computer, Facebook account or dropbox.

You can create them in sheets of 9 photo magnets which cost £9.99 with free worldwide shipping. I was really impressed with how fast they arrived, they only took a couple of days I was expecting them to take around a week to turn up so I was surprised when the popped through my letterbox.




They really are great quality magnets and would make a great gift so maybe one to remember for Christmas. Both of my Nans have fridges covered in magnets so I am thinking about ordering them both a sheet of magnets with photos of their grandchildren on them for an extra special personal Christmas gift.

Why don't you make use of 25% off these lovely magnets and order some today using MEMORIES25 when you check out
If you walk in to my house you will soon see that I love having family photos all around, well I say family photos there is only actually one photo of myself and Thomas the rest are just Thomas. We really need to get some more actual family photos.

A month or two ago Thomas had some photos taken at nursery but as usual they were so expensive to actually get them printed out and even more so if you wanted the photo put on to canvas so when I was asked soon after if I would like to review a canvas from www.thecanvasprints.co.uk I immediately said yes as I had the perfect photo for it.

The order was processed and it was delivered pretty quickly which I was impressed with and it come really well packaged so it didn't get damaged in the post.
I am really impressed with the size of the canvas for the price which you are looking at £30 for a 18"x12" canvas which is really good in my opinion.


The quality of the canvas is really good, the image quality is good it doesn't look blurred in the slightest which is a problem I have come across in some canvases.


Thecanvasprints.co.uk also offer various other sizes and styles of canvases such as photo splits which I think look really good especially if you have a really nice landscape photo to use, I would love one of these if I had a big enough spare bit of wall. 
 About a month of so ago I started my search to find myself a new summer perfume as I like to switch up my perfumes and have light, fresh or maybe sweet perfumes for Spring/ Summer to try and make me feel a little more summery despite the great British weather not getting the memo that the seasons are changing. 

After what spending what seemed like a life time searching for the perfect scent and spritzing numerous perfumes on to those little paper sticks in Boots, the only perfume that I was really drawn to was Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb and just my luck was one of the most expensive perfumes that Boots stock but after much deliberation I just had to have it and so treated myself to the 30ml Eau de Parfum bottle and I have now fallen in love with it. Flowerbomb is as the name suggests a floral scent with frangrance notes of Centifolia rose, India osmanthus, catleya orchid, sambac jasmine.


 It truly is a beautiful perfume and in my eyes is actually well worth the money, I told myself that I would try to keep this for special occasions and not use it as an everyday perfume for going to work but it fast became my everyday perfume but after about a month of using it pretty much every day it barely looks used as one or two spritzes of this perfume lasts hours.



I was lucky enough to receive the Ghost Deep Night perfume gift set from my Poppatron for Christmas I have had this perfume before and my mum also use to wear it. I thought I would share with you my thoughts on the scent just in case you were thinking of treating yourself to a new perfume and wanted to try something new.

As you can probably guess from the name the perfume is quite a deep scent a scent that I would only really wear around this time of year. I don't know about you but I have perfumes that I wear around different times of the year. In the winter I feel that deeper scents are better and more suited to the season and then in the summer I like to wear lighter, fresher scents like D&G Light Blue

Anyway back to describing the scent I'm not really much good at picking out different scents in a perfume so I thought I would use a description that I have found. Base note are Amber and Vanilla, heart notes apricot, peach and white wood  with the top notes of Cereus and rose.

What I will say is that this type of scent is definitely a more grown up type of scent it's very feminine and sexy perfect for a date night.



Quite a few weeks ago now I was invited to an Event hosted by Braun but unfortunately I was unable to attend as I had nobody to pick Thomas up from Nursery. I was gutted as I was really looking forward to a bit of me time and pampering. I love having a bit of a pampering session although I don't really get much time for it these days. I was over the moon when I was given the chance to try out the Epil 7 Skin Spa, when it arrived I was actually excited to try it out which was a little strange as I have heard lots of people talk about how epilating can hurt.


Not being one to wimp out on trying something new I readied myself for my first ever epilation experience. You can use this epilator wet or dry so I decided to have my first attempt after a hot bath as that would open pores and make the hair removal a little easier and hopefully slightly more pain free. Epilation really wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. The epilator has a high frequency massage system which actively stimulates your skin to make epilation gentler.

Epilation works better with shorter hair and in the little instruction book that comes in the box you are advised that if your hair is longer than the recommended then to shave slightly before so that the hair you are wanting to remove is short enough. The Silk-epil 7 has close-grip technology with 40 razors and can remove hair as short as a grain of sand which I think is pretty amazing so you can make sure you have completely fuzz free legs.

The epilator attachment looks a lot more scary than it actually is

I also love the fact that this little device comes with a light with comes on automatically when you switch it on so that you can see exactly what you are doing and you wont miss any little stray hairs.

 The Epil 7 comes with a skin refinement brush attachment which has sonic exfoliation technology it has more than 3000 micro-vibrations a minute which exfoliates your skin 4x more than if you were to use a manual brush. The brush head also contains 10,000 fine bristles which gently sweep away any dead skin and stimulates your skin.


I love that you also get a normal razor head as I don't think I would ever dare use an epilator anywhere near more sensitive areas such as your arm pits. You get a few extra attachments which include a trimmer cap to trim hair in more sensitive areas. A sensitive area cap which allows you to use it for your underarms and bikini area.
There is also a facial cap which allows you to remove any unwanted facial hair.



The epilator is rechargeable which is great as you don't have to keep spending lots of money on replacement batteries the only downside I found was that you have to plug it in to a shaver port in your bathroom which isn't a problem for me at the moment as our bathroom has a shaver port but I know a lot of houses don't have them. I should imagine you can get adapters so that you can plug them in to normal plug socks but I am not quite sure where you would get them from or how much they would cost.


The Slightly Annoying Elephant is the first ever picture book by David Walliams and it tells the story of a young boy who adopts an elephant through a zoo and little does he know his adoptive elephant will turn up one day to live with him.

The illustrations are done by Tony Ross and they are fab I much prefer these type of illustrations than the typical cartooney pictures you get in most childrens books these days. 



This is a really fun book and Thomas and I have read it a couple of times and he enjoys listening to it and points to the pictures and it is a pleasure to read you know some times when your little one brings you a book and you feel like "ohhh not this again" well I'm like that with a couple of Thomas's books now but even after 4 times in a week I still don't mind reading it. Knowing that David Walliams wrote this book I'm imaging him reading it in my head perhaps that is why I'm not getting bored of it yet.

This book is available to buy from 7th November and will be available to buy from Amazon.
For Thomas's first birthday we bought him the Vtec Toot Toot drivers garage. I had been wanting to get Thomas a garage and some cars of some description for a while as a toy that would last him and that he wouldn't grow out of too quick. I had settled on the Toot Toot Garage after seeing one of my friends had got her little boy who is a couple of months older than Thomas one for his birthday and she highly recommended it and said that he son love playing with it. So my mind was made up and I decided to get it for Thomas's birthday.

The garage itself comes with one car and you can buy other cars either separately or in packs of three so I decided to get him a pack of three to go with it as I saw them on sale at the time.


I love the size of the cars they are nice and chunky for little hands and you don't have to worry about any little parts coming off. Each of the cars play different song which before long you will be signing along too like any other childrens toy. I often find myself at work humming the tune of "I love driving on the road toot toot beep beep" and "I'm a truck a little truck, I'm busy delivering goods"



Each of the cars interact with the garage when you run them over certain things for example when they go down the ramp they say weee or if they go through the car wash then it plays water sounds. As well as this there are also various buttons you can press on the garage that play different tunes or say different things.
The garage as a whole is really well made and very toddler friendly. I was actually impressed at how strong it is as Thomas sometimes likes to sit on it if he decides he needs a rest and there isn't anywhere else he could possibly sit.

One of the things I also like about the Toot Toot range is that you can buy different add on bits which I think I will be getting Thomas for Christmas so you keep it new and enjoyable for toddlers to play with so they don't get bored of it.

Are you looking for a new pair of sandals just in case we get a summer this year? Well look no further than Clarks  I will be honest I haven't really paid much attention to Clarks before as I thought they were more for young children or older people but after browsing the site they do have lots of styles of shoes for the younger generation.

I chose a pair of mushroom suede smart sandals which could either be dressed down for every day wear or they could be smartened up. I really like the stud detail on the sandals I'm not normally a stud fan as I think sometimes they can look a bit tacky but they suit the style of these sandals. The wedge heel and platform also help to elongate the leg and give you a bit of added height but are also easy to walk in and don't hurt your feet too much which makes them suitable to wear during the day.

Overall I really like these sandals all I need now is for some nice weather to actually wear them. Although I am thinking of wearing them to BritMums Live which I am attending next week maybe I will do a post of my outfit I am thinking of wearing.