Monday, 24 November 2014

Glossy Box Review

 Glossy Box

 So I decided to take a leap and subscribe to the Glossy Box. It cost me £10 per month plus postage.

So this darling looking box, landed on my doorstep this morning, after ordering Friday afternoon. I say landed I actually had to sign for it, which I think is a very good service. I ran upstairs, as fast my little chubby legs could carry me. I barely ever buy make-up, so feel this could be my little treat once a month like Xmas day.
I sat on my bed and carefully unpackaged it all. Online it has a little profile about you which you choose your style and how dramatically your make-up style usually is. Of course mine states Drama hehe.

So, we have the gorgeously printed, black box with white roses, which I thought, wow so pretty, but was rather annoyed they'd stuck my address all over it. However, when I unwrapped this I was met by a petal pink box smaller to the first, I thought ooo pass the parcel!

Lifting the lid off like there was some sort of wonderful treasure, inside I was met with two leaflets explaining my contents and thought this should be inside as I'd like to see the products before I read about them.
Under the leaflets was a rather pretty assemble of pink tissue paper and a black ribbon.



So pretty I thought. I carefully pulled the bow and inside was some sort of black, stringy, paper not unlike that of a party popper. After a little rummage I came across my products.



I have here a Cheetah type print eye pencil from Lollypops Make-up which as the leaflet states are an international brand.
Next to that I have Monu Skincare firming Fiji facial oil.
Next up is H20+ face oasis hydrating treatment.
Then, along with the eye pencil we have Burt's Bees lip shine, which are the two full size products of the month.
Next to that is Natural world coconut water hydration and shine weightless hair oil.



These just show a brief description of each product on the leaflet provided inside the box which was mentioned earlier.
To be fair, I feel to be honest and say honestly I expected more make-up than posh skincare as I stated in my profile on Glossy Box that I'm quite dramatic with my make-up seriously I get full faced and hair straightened on a Sunday to doss in the house!
So whilst the colours and the decoration made me feel rather special to be opening it, I was rather disappointed at the contents and will wait to see what next months holds in store.



Friday, 21 November 2014

Print Xmas gift ideas


A few little print Xmas gift ideas, for all those that love prints as much as I do.

                                                                                     Owl Print

Lovely owl necklace from luulla.
 Costing £22.92
Adorable clasp purse from Santoro London
Costing £9.99
Cute looking hand cream from Flamingo gifts
Bargain at £5.50
Gorgeous owl print scarf from notonthehighstreet
Costing £12.95



Cute Iphone 6 case from Armadillo
                            Costing £19.99

                                                                                Fox Print
Fox print cosmetic bag from Anorak
Costing £8
Gorgeous craft bag from John Lewis perfect for
the budding seamstress
Costing £25
Fox print scarf from Mollie and Fred
Bargain at £9.99

                                                                                      Cycle Print


Ceramic bicycle cufflinks from notonthehighstreet
Costing £20.50
Wool bike tie from notonthehighstreet
Costing £22
Cross shoulder bag from notonthehighstreet
Costing £39.95





Please note all opinions are my own and I have not been paid or received items for this post.


Thursday, 20 November 2014

Parents Xmas guide.... For us!!!

Xmas Guide

Now I know we spend all year scrimping and saving for our little treasures and barely get time to take a glimpse for ourselves or in fact, our other halves, so I've put together this little gift guide to help your thoughts when in a rush.


                        
Design your own perfume kit from Prezzy Box
costing £24.95
For Her
An alternative present for all the mums that
need a little
 time for relaxing
from Notonthehighstreet costing £13.50

Superdry Bentos box from John Lewis great under £20 range
costing £14
Novelty snuggle cardigan from Next
costing £28




For Him
For all the superhero lovers, this heat
changing mug
 from Next costing £10
For the techies a smartphone
projector
from notonthehighstreet
costing £15.95
Game of thrones game for those
Ned Stark fans
from Totally Funky
costing £24.99

These are for the men who like to relax after
a hard day at work
from notonthehigstreet
costing £26.90


Disclaimer
I have not been paid, nor been given anything in exchange for this piece and as always all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

A little break......

So, as you may have noticed I've had a little break away from blogging. It's been very busy since September.....

                I started college....









  Theo started primary school!!!








             Emilia turned 2!!!











 
My good friend Amba also had her gorgeous little girl, Florence, at full term weighing a tiny 5lbs 11.5 Oz!! 












So as you can see busy busy busy, but we're back now and hoping to start a new Health, beauty and lifestyle section for all those gorgeous mums and dads out there. P.S look for the Xmas special on wooden toys, exclusive to  Mum With an Opinion.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Mothercare Mission


Yesterday we had an unplanned trip to Mothercare. 
Me and my friend Amba sporting her lovely bump, were out in the local town searching for her baby shower bits, when we decided to go to the retail park and take a wander around Hoby Craft. Theo, however had different ideas when he all of a sudden declared he needed the toilet. So off we raced in search of a toilet and landed ourselves in Mothercare. After he'd done his business it hit me we were in Mothercare!!! 
Bugaboo was all that raced to mind and thanks to being on what seems like a million Facebook trading sites i was well aware they had a sale on. 
My only issue was Bedford store didn't stock Bugaboo, which me and (to my surprise) the lady in the store was rather grumpy about (Note to Mothercare, Bedford store NEEDS a Bugaboo department!) So I decided to try my luck and see if the next closest store, Milton Keynes had any. 
I went to the checkout and this is where I met Phillipa the lovely lady on the phone in the above pic, she said she'd phone and ask them. So we waited patiently and they said they had no sale items left in store :( BUT she was willing to ring stores everywhere and get them to transfer to Bedford branch!!!
 The whole point of this post is to say the above lady, Phillipa went above and beyond and phoned a total of 10! stores for me and we accumulated a royal blue tailored fabric Bugaboo Donkey set for £20 and a black Bugaboo Cameleon Breezy hood for £12!
 She was absolutely top standard and she went above and beyond to help me out! (Note to every customer service assistant out there this is the type of service we all want!) 
So Mothercare you have a lady who knows her Bugaboos and might I add she doesn't have children just yet and they don't stock them in the store, they NEED Bugaboos stocked in Bedford branch!!!
I took a few snaps to show they have ample room to stock them. 

Phillipa from Mothercare Bedford from all Bugaboo lovers out there we salute you!







Sunday, 11 May 2014

Morrisons Mum




So this week we have been doing a little bank holiday shopping trip for Morrison's on behalf off Britmums.
The challenge was, now that Morrison's have cut prices on thousands of your favourite products ( check it out here at www.morrisons.com/pricecuts to see the difference) we had to go to our local Morrison's, armed with £80 worth of vouchers for our bank holiday special shop and buy the things we would generally to make a great and tasty bank holiday recipe. Plus our Morrison's on Ampthill road Bedford, is practically brand spanking new and as i haven't yet had to the chance to explore the store it was all exciting for me and my partner Russ.
Not keen on photos lol. Smile!!
We looked through there gorgeous children's clothing range Nougat.


 And of course the chocolate isle. (Britmums where were you!!)


 The gorgeous summer/BBQ isle






Desserts isle. See cheaper everyday great food. Donuts to die for!!
Now on to the delicious recipe for our bank holiday 'feast' even with an approximate price per person.

Yummy mushroom burgers with bacon and garlic and herb wedges
on behalf of 

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil (+ extra for pan)
  • 14 oz raw cup mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 14 oz extra lean ground beef (97% lean, such as Healthy Choice)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pinch each of salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 medium egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded dark green lettuce
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 4 Tbsp tomato sauce

Directions:

Place 2 tablespoons oil into a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high and heat until hot. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, for 4 to 5 minutes or until pan juices have evaporated. Remove from heat, drain excess liquid and set aside for 10 minutes.
Combine mushrooms, ground beef, onion, salt and pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and egg in a large mixing bowl. Mix well using your hands. Form mixture into eight patties, place onto a lightly oiled tray, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Heat a large non-stick frying pan on medium-high heat. Cook patties for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking.
Grill hamburger buns. Top each bun base with shredded lettuce, sliced tomato and two patties. Drizzle with tomato sauce to serve.
We added bacon to the top £1.04 for a pack
and used cheese and onion baps at only £1 for 4 baps!
we also had garlic and herb wedges £1 for 1kg
mince meat was 2x500g for £3.50
mushrooms were £1 for 500kg
6 eggs 85p
Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper onion and tomato sauce we already had at home.

That's around £2.79 per person for a full meal and it was healthier than normal burgers and really tasty!!!




All in all the staff were really kind and helpful, we enjoyed a pleasant, not very busy trip and was kind of calming as was very open and spacious.


As always all words are my own and the vouchers were there for review purposes of Morrison's new price cuts and not payment for the review.