Soap and Glory Mini Set – Review

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Whats not to love about Soap and Glory? Their nice price tag? Their fun but also classic theme or the products themselves?

I adore a little bit of Soap and Glory to indulge in every now and again.

This think, creamy body butter was no different, a lovely little slick up the legs, round the elbows and ankles keeps them in pretty good nick throughout the winter.

Their body washes tend to be very smooth and slippery in the shower, I enjoy the lather up they give when uses with a lofa too.

The also do gorgeous gift sets too, never a fail when their products are so versatile and usable.

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Chanel Nail Polishe Review

While I adore the skin care of Chanel I’ve always found the majority of the make up and nail polishes a disappointment (cue me getting shot for blasphemy!) but that’s just my opinion.

I have 3 of Chanel’s nails polishes and their base coat. I’ve tried applications several different ways with different base coats, top coats, applications, thickness, thinness, letting each coat dry between layering, not layering, setting sprays. Just nothing seems to work which I feel really sad to say.

As a luxury brand and quite expensive considering its a nail polish I never expected them to chip and just plain peel off like they do.

Now I’d done this with the Chanel base coat, applied three thin layers, letting it dry between applications and then sealed with Sally Hansen strengthening top coat. I let it 16 hours to set and what did I do for it to peel like this? I had a shower.

What am I doing wrong?! Any nails experts that know these polishes well, let me know!

Whats your opinion/experience with these?

K

Fleur DeForce – The Luxe Life

I am an avid follower of Fleur as you can probably tell from my previous posts.

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She has recently released her new book The Luxe Life. A more grown up sister to her first book The Glam Guide. One that’s very much to my tastes. As much as I love the first I feel that this new one is much more in joining with the stage of life that I’m at.

I adore that its more about entertaining people, having friends over, making meals and DIY related rather than just purely beauty related. While I do love beauty I feel that my life doesn’t centre around it, as much as I may want it too!

She’s got several amazing recipes in this new book, for food, drinks and snacks which is always a delight of mine as you may know I love to cook.

She’s got some lovely hairstyles, one of which I used at a friends BBQ and got a nice reaction to. I am currently still working my way through so I may give a more in-depth review later on.

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I was very lucky as I was able to order a pre-signed book from WHSmith, sadly she’s done her book tour and I’m not sure if there are any more available but I recommend if she releases another to go meet her as she’s just as lovely in person.

K

 

The Sims 4

I’ve been an avid player of The Sims since it release back in February 2000!

Wow I feel old.

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I’ve moved onto The Sims 4, at this stage of the game my favourite release has and still kinda is The Sims 3. Anyway.

I like the new features. Which include being able to build in bulk, ready-made rooms, styled looks, an abundant of add ons for looks and character creations.

I like playing out their lives, with their new jobs and the perks that come with them. I also enjoy that the jobs now seem to be more skilled based than friend based which I always found tiresome.

One of the low points for me is the babies, no longer can you see them from birth, through toddler to child, they are now babies for a few days then straight to child. I rather enjoyed teaching them to walk/talk/potty train etc and see what child they’d turn into via how much attention you gave them.

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However I’ve got a few add on’s for the game which has made it more fun. I bought Spa Day on sale at Game. This is quite fun, you can place down a giant Spa in the world and your Sim’s can visit it. I loved this, the spa is relaxing and the different treatments you can get there is fun. I can’t seem to find any food though? So this can become an issue over long periods.

However I don’t know how entertained this would keep you long-term. I found it interesting for a bit but mainly use the at home add ons from the pack. These include meditation mats, yoga, sauna’s and new gym equipment which I’m really enjoying.

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And I also brought Get To Work directly from Origin. This I’ve found really fun.

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Personally I didn’t think too much of being a Detective, it took far too long to do anything and I found the career progression slow. Theres a lot of loading screens because of having to go to crime screens which can be very boring.

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I havent tried being in retail.

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The Scientist is quite fun, not to mention you can make freeze rays and such. I have been enjoying exploring this but haven’t advanced very far yet.

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Being a Doctor. This is my favorite. It’s not quick, quick to advance but you can still get enough done to advance at a nice pace. There is more added as you go on such as the x-ray machines and surgery, I keep nearly killing people on the surgery table. Also the only downside I’ve had about this is that there’s a slight bug when you’ve treated a patient you have to re-admit them to the bed after everything you do. Unsure if this is just my game but it’s definatly a bit annoying as it cuts into your work time.

I would highly recommend getting this Expansion, there is hours worth of fun in it and I’m really enjoying it at the moment.

Do you play The Sims? If so which is your favorite?

K

Mothers Day (may contain spoilers)

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I went to see this with my sister and some friends, it was a good light-hearted film. One or two teary moments but others very comedic and a nice watch.

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Synopsis – Sandy (Jennifer Aniston) is a stressed-out, single mom who learns that her ex-husband is marrying a younger woman. Her friend Jesse (Kate Hudson) is a fitness freak who doesn’t tell her parents that she has a family. Bradley is a widower (Jason Sudeikis) who’s trying to raise two daughters on his own, while Miranda (Julia Roberts) is too busy with her career to worry about having children. When their respective problems start coming to a head, the Mother’s Day holiday takes on a special meaning.

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I liked Jennifer’s character in this, she was fun to watch but seemed, I don’t know, not herself? However I liked her portrayal. Kate and Julia’s were great, really funny but both had some touching scenes, especially Julia’s.

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I would recommend watching this if you want something really light-hearted but otherwise I’d say it may not be one to worry about in the long run.

K

Life Intervened and Warcraft (may contain spoilers)

Hey All,

Hope that you’ve been keeping well.

Sorry the last week seemed to slip by un-noticed on the blog. Between feeling better, weddings, cinema trips, our 4 year anniversary, Fathers Day and sorting our Save the Dates; this week life just took over!

I went to see Warcraft with MrGUINE and some friends.

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Amazing movie. I dabbled in the game a little whereas MrGUINE was a hardcore player for many years, but it looked like a good movie that we both wanted to go see.

Synopsis – Looking to escape from his dying world, the orc shaman Gul’dan utilizes dark magic to open a portal to the human realm of Azeroth. Supported by the fierce fighter Blackhand, Gul’dan organizes the orc clans into a conquering army called the Horde. Uniting to protect Azeroth from these hulking invaders are King Llane, the mighty warrior Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel) and the powerful wizard Medivh. As the two races collide, leaders from each side start to question if war is the only answer.

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The story is obviously very condensed down as is every movie that is based on something from a massive franchise, such as Harry Potter etc. However between the graphics, acting and plot pace it was a great watch. I adored the view of magic in this film, it was a focal point rather than an add on which I loved. The actors were good and seemed quite natural in their roles, even if you didn’t know their history at points you can grasp whats going to happen before it does. Theres also few emotional scenes that made me shed a tear.

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I’d recommend going to see this, whether a hardcore gamer or if totally unknown to you. It was a fun watch, I’ll happily buy it to watch again and am really hoping for a sequel.

K

Bath Series -Norton House

I recently went to Bath, United Kingdom for a Hen Do. I’ve never experience the beauty of Bath but after this visit I will be going back again!

We stayed at the stunning Norton House which comfortably housed 12 of us. It was surrounded by private gardens, which has a tennis court, a hot tub and a built-in trampoline.

We stayed for two days and one night. Pretty pricey but not bad if it’s a large group of you.

The house its self was beautiful valued at around £2,000,000 I think. While the master bedroom and en suite were lovely, I felt that the other rooms weren’t as beautiful. You could tell the house was old and it could use a bit of restoration work but as it’s a holiday home I don’t think its much of a concern to them.

Aside from this the downstairs was lovely, this kitchen was a dream and although we didn’t get to use all the facilities if we’d stayed for longer it would have been lovely to take advantage of it all.

I’d highly recommend Norton House, stunning location, beautiful grounds, good facilities and overall enough of a luxury feel to give you the relaxed on holiday feel.

K