Monday, 22 August 2016

NEW I Heart Makeup Lipbalms

When blogger packages are done right... Recently this beautiful pink package landed on my doorstep and I was so so excited to see what was inside. I could smell the lovely sweet like scents from the outside and just like pick n mix sweets, I was delighted to find these inside...

Product description:
Replenish, hydrate, soften and protect your lips with these luscious lip balms. Great lip care in 5 fab flavours. The unique capsule design are perfect for your handbag.

Meet the new five lipbalms from I Heart Makeup. The younger sister brand of Make Up Revolution. These lip balms really remind me of the EOS balms but alot more affordable. Packaging-wise these are very travel friendly. The rubber casing houses the actual lip balm. When you twist and pull the lid, the lip balm appears in a bullet form. All lipbalms are clear and are very easy to apply. 
They're more hygienic too since you do not have to dip your finger into the balm and apply.
The scents are incredible. Each one smells so realistic which is lovely! My personal favourite is the Raspberry Fizz, partially due to the fact that it's PINK! It's also the one that is the most strongest out of all of the scents. I definitely recommend givin' these a good ol' smell because they all have been scented beautifully.
The formulation is good. After a few applications my lips felt more softer and moisturised. In the ingredients, Shea Butter is included along with Paraffin which is derived from Petroleum (think Vaseline lip balm). I think I would prefer it more if the lipbalm just contained Shea Butter rather than having paraffin mixed in.

A cute release but I've loved previous releases alot more, nevertheless it's still worth checking out these balms if you're after a fun lip product!

Check them all out here - link/£2.99* each

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Mini Hema Haul

What I bought:
Mint Green Ballpoint Pen - 75p
Soft Nougat not pictured, all eaten. Oops... - £1

So last week, me and my other half were walking around Birmingham central and we was just randomly going through some stores but this particular place caught my eye and it was the pastel pretty stationery that I could see from afar and well, I am so glad I ended up discovering this gem of a store because it's a stationery's lover heaven.
I have heard of Hema before but I wasn't sure of it's exact location in the UK but luckily the new store in Birmingham is just perfect for those accidental trips.

I needed a new little notebook. A smaller sized one so it's easier to carry around for on the go note taking or list writing. I just love the cute colourful bottle print and the pink paper makes this the girliest book ever!

I was eyeing up the sticky notes section but I didn't want the standard pink, orange, yellow and green block that you practically see everywhere! I was amazed at the price of the sticky book markers. I instantly added this to my basket. The cute pastel sticky notes are perfect for any important dates/times and planning towards my lil blog.
The heart stickers and pens are an essential for me since I love collecting both. I can use the stickers to decorate anything I want and the pens are cute to just throw into my bag or keep on my bedside table.

Have you been to Hema before?

Friday, 12 August 2016

Berry Pickin'

I have found that when you randomly plan to go somewhere, you end up having the time of your life and you achieve the best memories from that day! I can honestly say that this was truly one of those days.

On the 1st of August, myself and my faves headed over to Malt Kiln farm in Rugby. A short drive from Birmingham, I honestly could not wait to start pickin' those berries!

On arrival, we picked up those cute little green baskets and headed over to the long green fields to start picking. 
It was lovely to see that we could pick more than just strawberries, there were raspberries, vegetables and even sunflowers!

I would definitely recommend going to a farm to pick your own because it honestly was so much fun, especially with the kids. It's a learning experience too because kids get to see how beautiful our world really is and by showing them how fruit grows and how fun it can be to collect and pick your own fruit, can really be a delightful thing!

We ended up picking quite an amount of berries, both raspberries and strawberries. So much that we ended up making strawberry milkshakes for three days straight and I added some into my breakfast porridge. Nothin' beats the taste of fresh picked berries, it was actually better than the fruit you buy in supermarkets.

One of my highlights of 2016 was definitely this day, family, fun  and fresh fruit!

Have you been berry picking?