Monday, 28 September 2015

Miffy's Back!


This post is for all of you out there with little ones :)  Do you remember Miffy? The cute little rabbit? Well she's back, and celebrating her 60th birthday (awww).  A new show is being launched over on the Freeview channel, Tiny Pop.  Tiny Pop is one of Squidge's favourites (we don't have Sky or Cable) - every time the ident comes on singing 'tiny pop' he stops what he's doing to happily watch, it's really very cute.

Miffy's TV poster
The new show is called Miffy's Adventures Big and Small and launches on Friday 2nd October at 7pm.  Sadly, Squidge will be in bed when this is on, but I will record if for him so he can watch it when he has his breakfast on Saturday morning.  This is the first time Miffy has been immortalised in CGI too, if the stills are anything to go by, it's been done really well :)  The show will see Miffy exploring the world around her with some happy singing too.

Miffy twitter party invite

To celebrate the launch of the new series, they're also holding a twitter party where they'll be giving away goody bags (and cake?), this is on Friday 2nd October at 1pm - just be sure to tag @Miffy_UK in your tweets and use the hashtag #miffytime :)

What's your child's favourite shows to watch?


Monday, 21 September 2015

HOUSE OF FRASER | Beauty Confidential

Believe it or not it's that time of year again for the fabulous House of Fraser Beauty Confidential! This is one of my favourite promotions, as you get the choice of great quality high end products, with a whopping £10 off.  All you have to do is buy a product from their list of their favourites, and you can have £10 off one of your favourites, simples :)

Here's the complete list of products you can get £10 off:

1. Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream 30ml £108

2. Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick £26.50 

3. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion 125ml £30 

4. Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF40 £39 

5. Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder £35.50 

7. Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation 30ml £31.50 (my review here)

8. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF10 30ml £30 

9. Estée Lauder New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum 30ml £62 

11. Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate 15ml £54 

12. Shiseido Ultimune Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate 15ml £48 

13. Lancôme La Base Pro Perfecting Make Up Primer 25ml £28.50 

14. Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster 30ml £45

16. Clinique Beyond Perfecting 2-In-1 Foundation + Concealer 30ml £25 

18. Urban Decay Naked Palettes (all, including Smoky) £38

19. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Recovery Complex II 50ml £70

20. Decléor Hydra Floral Multi Protection Light Cream 50ml £39.50

22. Lancôme Visionnaire Nuit Beauty Sleep Protector £60

23. Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate Oil 30ml £36

24. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 30ml £36.50

27. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch £25

6. Laura Mercier Foundation Primers £29 

10. Clarins Double Serum 50ml £69 

15. Nars Audacious Lipstick £24 

17. Clarins Perfecting Touch 15ml £26.50

21. Clinique Smart Custom Serum 50ml £68

25. Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick £34

26. bareMinerals Get Started Complexion Kit £39

28. Lancôme Volume à Porter Mascara £22.50

29. Benefit Roller Lash £19.50 (my review here)

30. Nars Blush £23

The offer ends tomorrow (22nd Sept), so make sure to shop the offer asap if you want to take advantage of it!

Sunday, 13 September 2015

BABY | Zara + H&M Clothing Haul

I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since I've written a blog post! I must say, I am loving the balance I have right now, lots of time for crochet and playing on the Xbox :)

Little Squidge is coming up to being 1 year old (where has the time gone!?) and will be needing the next size up in clothes soon (12-18 months).  He's still got quite a bit of wear in some of his current size clothes (9-12 months) but aside from that, I also need to start incorporating warmer clothes into his wardrobe - stupid me expected a nice summer so bought loads of romper suits (short legs and sleeves) and he's had hardly any opportunity to wear them.

I've started picking up some bits so they can be washed, dried and ready for him to wear.  The first things I picked up were from H&M - I was waiting for a lift from the hubby and popped in there while I was waiting - I saw a couple of great pieces I just *had* to buy him :)

Baby boots

Baby led zepplin t shirt

Bear jumper from H&M

Navy blue anchor shirt from H&M

Then when I was chatting to someone at work about baby clothes, they reminded me how fab the Zara baby stuff is, and in my opinion, not too expensive either (considering the price of their grown-ups clothes!).

I ordered these online - I did order one other thing (some cartoon leggings, which have since arrived separately).

Baby boy yellow stripe top from Zara baby boy

White baby top from Zara baby

Blue and white stripe top from Zara Baby

Never grow up blue star top for baby boys from Zara

Red zig zag stripe baby boy leggings

Zara baby boy blue stripe leggings

Zara baby boy skinny jeans in navy blue

From Sainsburys (I don't have pics) we also picked up some bibs (over the head ones) and next size socks too (these are still too big for him and go up to his knees!).  I still need to get him vests, sleepsuits/pyjamas, a jumper and a cardigan or two, and a couple more tops and trousers, oh and a new coat, and possibly and all in one snow suit for when it's really cold.

I'm pretty happy with these - my only issue was with the red leggings from Zara, there is quite a lot of excess thread inside them, so I'm going to need to do some work on those to sort them out before he wears them.

I also have some John Lewis vouchers to buy him some clothes with, I've already got my eye on a navy blue body warmer from them which I'll be getting him :D

What do you think of these picks?
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