Saturday, 23 September 2017

A.D.I.S.N Secret Journal Review - Get Spying

All kids aspire to be something, some kids want to do something quiet and others want a really exciting job. But whatever job they choose, they have taken their inspiration from someone they have seen on tv or have met in real life. YouTube is a real inspiration for many of the youngsters these days and Tilly loves to watch Project Mc2 on YouTube as well as on Netflix. If you're not familiar with Project Mc2, then let me give you the lowdown, they are a group of friends who go to school together and are secret spies! The secrecy of the spying job really appeals to Tilly but the girls are great role models because they show the youngsters that girls can prove to be as good as men in some more male-dominated careers like maths and science.

Friday, 22 September 2017

My Child Is Suffering From Stress

Do you ever feel like your parenting skills aren't enough to give your child a happy and stable childhood? Tilly went back to school two weeks ago and I feel like she's having trouble adjusting to being a junior. Going from infants to juniors is a big leap anyway and from being the oldest in the playground she has to be in the smallest in the playground and it has been a little bit of a shock to Tilly. After her first day, she came home and said that she didn't like the playground because she got pushed around by the older kids. But luckily since then, she seems to be coping with the school playground a little bit better.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Angel And Rocket Clothes For Girls

We haven't had a summer, have we? I bought Tilly loads of lovely clothes to wear for the summer, but it turned out that we had about one day of summer this year! So she has mainly been in clothes for the autumn. One of those outfits that she has been wearing is fro Angels and Rockets.

She has always been an independent little girl I think due to the fact that she has older siblings. She may only be 7 years old, but she loves to go clothes shopping - like all little girls. Being a working mum, its hard to find time to take her to shops to buy nice clothes. I live in a small seaside town and the selection of clothes shops is a bit pants. So I do rely on internet shopping ALOT!

We came across Angel and Rocket after they asked us to review an outfit for them. Tilly was allowed to choose what she wanted and she chose the Nora Lace Skirt for her first item. It is a think and heavy skirt, ideal for the cold weather as it will keep her warm. She loves contrasting fabrics of lace and the mock leather trim. The skirt is completely machine washable, but I have chosen to wash it by hand. A lot of dye came out on the first wash, but you expect that in new clothes anyway. I then hang it to dry in the bathroom. I didn't use the tumble dryer for fear of ruining the hem. It has been very popular with girls of Tilly's age as age 7,8 and 10 have sold out on the website. The material is made of o mixture of cotton (75%) and Nylon (25%) and the lace gives it a look of vintage clothing. It is something I would have worn in my teenage years. The skirt is a purple colour and in some lights, it looks like a dark blue. You could partner the skirt up with a variety of different coloured tops.

Shirt tucked in looking very smart

Tilly chose the Zoe Denim Chambray Shirt, which is a pale blue top with embellishments on the collar and front pocket. The top is made from washed denim and it is so unbelievably soft for Tilly to wear. The top is a multi-purpose one, so your child can look just as good wearing it with something like the lace skirt or just wearing it casually with a pair of leggings or shorts. It will make your child look smart, either way. It is machine washable, I know that this makes a difference to parents when they are looking for kids clothes. I machine washed it on its own on a hand wash programme but it didn't come very clean so I used my everyday wash and it seemed to shift the dirt on the top. The embellishments have not come loose or fallen off at all.

Shirt tucked out with 'attitude'
Together these two clothes make a perfectly smart outfit for a day out somewhere. Tilly has worn it to a premiere in London as well as on other more casual days out. She looks very grown up in the clothes and she feels comfortable wearing them. They have worn and washed very well indeed and you do get your money worth with these clothes. I would order clothes from Angels and Rockets again in the future as I was happy with every aspect of the order from delivery to wearing the clothes. The website is easy to navigate, there isn't too much to distract you on the front page. It looks clean and vibrant. A little tip, sign up to the newsletter and get 20% off your order!

The embellishment on the shirt collar and pocket
The selection of clothes on the website is wide too. When the older kids were growing up, I liked to dress them the same but there were three years between them. With the Angel and Rocket website, The clothes go from 0-3 and then 3-10. I love that the older size range means that parents can get siblings 'Twinning up' The clothes are an excellent quality, and they have been washed a few times. There has been no fading or shrinkage on the clothes and the embellishments have stayed in place.

We have become quite a fan of Angel and Rocket and will be putting in an order soon as I love this outfit! It's perfect for our blogger trips to London and so Autumnal. It reminds me of the things I would dress Tilly's older sister in and she is 25 now! Delivery is £4.50 but free if you spend over £80.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

How To Paint A Tiger Using Snazeroo Paints And Competition

 I actually haven't face painted for nearly 20 years since the older kids were little! So when we were invited to dreamland last weekend by the guys at snazeroo,  I thought maybe it's about time I got back into face painting.  Face painting seems to have progressed a lot over the past few years and now you can see some absolutely amazing designs on children's faces.

Monday, 18 September 2017

A Visit To Dreamland, Margate

Although we have visited Dreamland so many times over the past couple of years, we haven't actually been this summer as we have been so busy. But that changed at the weekend when we were invited along to spend the day there.

Friday, 15 September 2017

24 Hours In Glasgow

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24 Hours in Glasgow

Glasgow is such a wonderful city and to really appreciate it you need to dedicate some extra time to it. However, it’s more often than not a stopover, used as a gateway to Loch Lomond national park and so people don’t often get more than 24 hours to explore

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Encouraging Kids To Drink Water With Highland Spring.

Drinking water is important for our bodies because we are made up of water. We need water to help us function as a person and also to keep us healthy. Until Recently I will admit that I never drank enough water, but as Tilly drinks ALOT of bottled water, I thought that I should really make the effort to drink more too. In June I stopped drinking Coke for a couple of weeks and I just drank Water, and almost instantly I started to notice a difference in how I was feeling as well as an improvement in my skin.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

What Is There To Do In Kidzania?

We have been to Kidzania 3 times now, and each one has been a different experience. This year there have been some new additions to the work places and now there is more choice for your kids. We went recently for our third visit and each time we go, Tilly chooses to do different jobs every time. There is such a wide selection of the different job available and something for kids of all ages. We went on a Sunday afternoon and it wasn't too busy, so it means the queues are smaller and your child gets to fit more into their 4-hour session.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Awesome Little Green Men Review

There is a big divide at the moment over gender free toys and clothes. Tilly has always had influences from her adult siblings and has always played with boys toys as well as girls and worn boys clothes as well as girls. I think it is good for her imagination to play with both toys. My son Zach is 23 now and he had a doll as a toddler, he called him Tommy. Nowadays people are so desperate to get rid of the divide between boys and girls, but I am like .... MEH! Just give the kid a toy whether it's boys or girls, don't make a fuss about it. So Tilly was sent some Awesome Little Green Men to review, and we were happy that there was a woman in there, but it wasn't the be all and end all of the toys. Boys are more likely to play with this play set anyway.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Creating A Day Time Look With Superdrug Products

As part of the Blog Squad for Superdrug this month I was sent a variety of products to try out and give my honest opinion on. So I have popped it all into one post to show how you can achieve a perfect daytime look from Superdrug.

Firstly you need a good cleanser.

Micellar water is getting more and more popular these days with people opting to use this rather than a cleanser and toner. So B. from Superdrug has brought out a micellar water off their own. The best thing that I like about this is that it is for all skin types and even suitable for the most sensitive of skin types. Seeing as I have psoriasis, I wasn't sure how it would act on my skin, but there were no flare ups and no discomfort at all. Micellar water removes impurities from your skin and it tones the skin, leaving it purified. It is soothing and cold on the skin so that will also help to reduce any puffiness.

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