Showing posts from April, 2014

Lets Talk Blog Challenge: Day In The Life

Week 1 Day In The Life of Lilliwhiterose & Lillibug The wonderful Sarah from At The Beauty Desk who is a blogger and youtuber has created this fun challenge. Her idea is to get us all together to interact, support and discover other blogs, s I couldn't say no and just had take part! Every Monday over the coming six weeks at 8pm you find all the participents posts going live on our blogs. You will also find us chatting on Twitter at this time under the hashtag LetsTalkBlogChallenge.
So this week is "Day In The Life". My life is all about my little girl Lillibug, she is two years old and a bundle of absolute joy and energy. So as our day is full of emotions here is our Day In The Life of our emotions.
We are big fans of anything Disney and Frozen is our top pick in the house at the moment. It means cuddles on the couch under our fave blanket and it really puts a smile on both Lillibug's face and mine.

Lillibug is always trying to make me laugh especially …

"Dry Like Me" Potty Training Pads + "How to Potty Train" Book Giveaway

As a mother to a 2 year old I am starting to think that Lillibug is giving us signs of being ready for potty training. Oh the joys! So when I got the opportunity to try the Dry Like Me pads out I couldn't say no. You simply just put them in your toddlers ordinary pants so when they have an accident they learn and react to what is happening! Dry Like Me have also kindly given me the opportunity to bring you a giveaway of 4 x Box of Training Pads and a beautiful book "How to Potty Train" written by Judith Hough and Diane Titterton.

Lillibug hasn't started the pads yet, but she is starting to take interest in the book. The book is full of useful information, star charts, stickers and an achievement certificate. All of which Lillibug has taken a great interest in. So I will report back in a few weeks to let you know how the potty training is going but in the mean time here is the giveaway, good luck everyone!
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L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology Range Review

I couldn't resist trying out the new L'Oréal Elvive Fibrology Range! I wasn't blessed with thick full hair. Mine is limp, fine and lacking any bounce whatsoever. So I have for years gone through so many products that claim to give me thicker hair, bouncy hair, full hair but none have worked until now. 
I've finally had a "Because I'm Worth It" moment.

To be honest the first time I used this I noticed no difference in my hair, it felt awful. It was full of knots and felt harsh. Fast forward to the next day and the only shampoo and conditioner in the shower was this, so I gave it another go, and I am so glad I did. My hair looked amazing, so full and it bounced! Seriously, it bounced! For those who might be new to my blog you may not know that I lost some hair last year around my hairline and my hair thinned out even more that it was constantly tied up. Now my hair has been let loose and bouncing it's way around my face (with no complaints from me). I a…

App of the Month

If like me you love puzzles, then this one is for you!

Thomas Bowker is the designer and developer of Lyne and I'm convinced he made this for me! The reason I think this is because I am no longer tempted to throw my gadget across the room in frustration. Unusually for a puzzle the smooth lines and simple structure of this games makes for very tranquil experience.

There is an ambiance to this puzzle which makes it a calming experience, with its relaxing audio and no penalties for a wrong move, you really couldn't ask for more.

The goal is to connect matching shapes with a line and fill your board. All you have to do is start with a shape and drag a line bringing them through connectors but not crossing over previous lines. There are no points to be scored or medals to be won which I find great as I feel I'm not battling to reach anything. You can unlock wallpaper when you start passing more and more levels. The levels are from A-Z in blocks of 25, you also get daily doses w…

New Blog Look

I recently got in touch with Hannah from Love, Life and Makeup Blog to get a logo made for my blog. It was Hannah's own logo that caught my attention and then started to see some of her other work and knew that this was who I needed to work with.

Hannah is a joy to work with, so laid back, funny and exceptionally talented. We did all our communication through email and it didn't take long after just a few questions on Hannah's part to come up with something I am totally and utterly in love with. To be honest Hannah listened so well and took everything I said into consideration she hit on what I wanted straight away with just a few minor adjustments (only because she is a perfectionist). Hannah studied Graphics, Art Education and Fashion which you can tell by her work and she throws everything she has into it.

You will see Hannah's Logo that she made for me popping up on all my social media platforms today and on the blog. I am so happy with the two ladybirds in particu…

A Thank You and A Winner!

I just want to say a big big thank you to all who entered the Netflix Giveaway last week. You were all brilliant at sharing and spreading the word. For some of you it was the first time for you to ever discover my little corner of the internet and I am overwhelmed by your response and kind words.

Now as you know I announced the winner earlier in the week on all the social media platforms but I just wanted to add it here on the blog too.

The winner was Laura K and her prize of a six month membership and Turbo FAST goody bag will be heading her way. Congratulations Laura and I hope you and your family enjoy the prizes!

Baking with Eileen: Chocolate Celebration Cake

Hello again everyone! I was delighted when LilliWhiteRose asked me to guest post on her wonderful blog again. This time my post is about baking so I hope you will enjoy reading it and perhaps try out the recipe for yourself. 

Baking is something I enjoy very much and our boys love getting involved too which is fun..sometimes ;) I generally bake cupcakes, breads, scones, apple tart so when our eldest son Luke turned 5 few weeks ago I thought it would be nice to make his birthday cake. With time a little against me I had to work with what ingredients I had in the baking press so I set about looking for a simple chocolate cake recipe, which I found here

A few little notes on the recipe:
* I always prefer to use butter for baking as it adds great flavour * Make sure that the butter is softened and the the flour and cocoa powder are sifted * I use a good quality organic cocoa powder  * If you don’t have vanilla extract then van…

Review: Sleek Blush by 3- Pink Lemonade

I couldn't resist a Cloud 10 Beauty order a few weeks ago, and the Sleek Blush by 3 in Pink Lemonade just jumped out at me. I absolutely love blusher and can never resist them but what I liked about this was the packaging and having 3 blushes in a palette! I have used Sleek products before and I have always been impressed by their pigment and pricing. So how did this trio hold up? Read on to find out...

The Product:
The palette consists of three complimentary pink shades all of different texture. Two are powders and one cream.

Pink Mint-I would say this is your classic pink and has glitter particles for shimmer. The consistency is a little chalky and the glitter falls around the palette to add annoyance. The pigment is also lacking with this powder blusher.
Macaroon-A medium pink shade, that leaves you with a gorgeous glow. This is the cream blush in the palette and I really like how buttery this is, and how pigmented this is (a little really does go a long way and will last all day …

Netflix Giveaway in Celebration of New "Turbo FAST" Episodes.

Hi Everyone,
It is great to kick off April with a giveaway and no this is not an April Fool, I would never do that to you. In celebration of all new episodes of "Turbo FAST" I'm giving you the chance to win a free 6 month subscription to Netflix and a "Turbo FAST" goody bag courtesy of Netflix! How amazing is that?

All you have to do is enter below by liking my Facebook page or by leaving a comment. The competition closes on midnight, Tuesday the 8th and a winner will be announced Wednesday 9th of April. This competition is open to both Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom only.
You can catch the all new episodes of "Turbo FAST" revving their way onto Netflix from Friday 4th of April.
Good luck, and happy streaming everyone!
Please make sure to enter your details into Rafflecopter as this will randomly pick the winner and I can also check this way if you have either liked the Facebook page or that you have left a comment. a Rafflecopter giveaway