Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo Wonderball Wand

Hi Everyone!

Hope you're all having a lovely start to Autumn, I know I've been loving the change of weather into boots and scarves time.

In the Autumn I tend to do my hair a lot more than other seasons, in Summer I'm too hot to care how disheveled I look, in Winter I'm always in a hat and in Spring I don't tend to know what's going on so Autumn is my time.

One look I really love playing with is curls, they always make me feel so pretty and pulled together and, as a Mum with a little baby, being pulled together can be a struggle (at least for me, if you're the pulled together, hair and makeup flawless Mum of a new baby then you have my intense admiration!)  and so when I was very kindly sent the Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo Wonderball Wand to try out, I couldn't wait to get a few moments to myself to play with my recently neglected locks.

If you've been following my blog for some time, you'll know how much I love Lee Stafford electricals, in particular the CoCo LoCo range, you may remember my post featuring the CoCo LoCo Blow & Go Nuts where we talked about keeping your hair healthy and my review of the CoCo LoCo Long Tong when I first discovered the range and fell in love.

Why CoCo LoCo?

Believe it or not (but you probably should believe it because it's true), the CoCo LoCo hair tools are all infused with coconut oil to help nourish and repair damaged hair, at first I thought this might just be a gimmick but it actually works, my hair is really shiny after styling with the CoCo LoCo range.

So why is this wand any different to any other wands? 

Well for starters we have the coconut oil infusion I mentioned earlier but also, with the Wonderball Wand, we have a very unique shape, the idea behind it is pretty nifty.

The shape of the wand allows you to achieve a couple of different overall looks whilst styling, you can wrap your sectioned hair around the thinner areas to get bohemian curls or you can wrap your hair around the spheres to create beachy waves but there's also the option to mix it up and wrap around both to create wilder curls.
If you know me you'll know the wilder curls was the style I was interested in because I really don't like my hair looking too neat, I don't like to look like I've tried hard... even when I've tried hard.

The On Switch Is So Cute In Hot Pink
 So I spent my time curling all over the wand then running my fingers through parts to mess it up and I love the result!

The curls looked more natural to me than they do after using a traditional wand and I loved how they all looked different, this will be my styling wand of choice now, even replacing my Long Tong and my Rainbow Shine Wand which I've loved so much.

I can't wait to use this wand more because it was so easy to use and I've had lots of lovely compliments on my curly look and it was nice to feel human again after the last couple of months of early motherhood - Thank You Lee Stafford!

Let me know if you have this wand, I'd love to know your thoughts!

Speak Soon,

Rosy xx

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

It's Never Too Early To Prepare | Prestige Hampers

Hello Everyone,

I think this post needs to come with a warning that I’ll be mentioning the ‘C’ word a few times, that’s Christmas for the uninitiated, so with that warning out of the way, let’s delve into this exciting post I have for you today.

Christmas as a grown up is waaaaayyyyy different to Christmas as a child, as a kid I would get excited late November time, be manic through all of December and then crash on Boxing Day, filled with sweets and laden with gifts and that was pretty much Christmas to me, but, as a fully fledged adult with two little ones and a husband, Christmas is different now.
These days I start my festive planning in summer, I begin shopping around, squirrelling away gifts and planning my December menu around July and I’m not even sorry. This means that come the beginning of December, when everyone else I know is rushing around stressing about Christmas, I’m sat with a mulled wine enjoying the festivities - it works to be prepared early my friends!

A huge part of Christmas for me now is the food, gone are the days of daydreaming about the latest Barbies and My Little Ponies, these days I get my kicks in the festive food halls, Christmas cook books and prepping food hampers for loved ones (and also hoping to be gifted something edible), so when Prestige Hampers offered me the chance to review one of their luxury Christmas hampers, guess what I said...

Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Glory To This Amazing Thing!

I didn’t know which hamper I was being sent and so the excitement was real when my lovely postie arrived with a huge box and upon opening, I knew that it was going to be a good day.

It was almost as if this box had been made for me by someone who knows me well, everything in here excites me so very much and it isn’t just the food, it is the beautiful presentation of such a special item, this is the stuff of my adulthood dreams.

Under the initial layer there were yet more goodies and as I didn’t know what would be in there, it really was like Christmas came early in this house.

Prestige Hampers have something for all tastes and budgets, from the sweet packs for the sugar lovers in the family to cheese hampers, food, wine.... you've got it all there waiting to be bought for a loved one or yourself - there's no judging here!

Everything arrived perfectly packed as you can see from the pictures and all items had a decent use by date too, so you don't have to scoff the lot immediately but if you want to do just that then once again, no judging!

I am seriously impressed by this lovely selection and I'm pretty certain that it won't be too long till I place another order with Prestige Hampers.

What do you all think? Are you into Hampers for Christmas gifts?

Speak to you all soon,

Rosy xx

*This item was gifted free of charge in return fir review.


Monday, 17 September 2018

AD** Top 3 Children's Catalogues

Hello Everyone,

Today's post is a sponsored guest post so not written by me, hope you enjoy it and I'll be back with more content later in the week.

Rosy xx

Shopping for children is oftentimes a challenge for parents. Some catalogues don’t have a dedicated kids section, so it can be tough to find the right size/fit. On other sites, they have clothing, but they only offer a limited selection. Many of these stores also offer finance plans in the form of pay monthly or pay weekly payment plansIf you want to find selection, quality, and the right sizes for your kids, regardless of their age, consider a few of these catalogues when purchasing online. 

Mini Boden 
This is the site dedicated on Boden’s online catalogue for kids. You’ll find many of the great designer looks for adults, which are made for kids. You’ll also find top children’s brand-name clothing and accessories on the site, which will fit your child perfectly. You can find clothing for newborns through teens on the site. 

This is another site which caters to younger customers. A simple user-experience, an easy to navigate site, and easy to find clothing for young boys and girls, allows parents to quickly and easily find the best products for their kids, for a reasonable price. Great financing options are always available when shopping as well. 

A third children-dedicated catalogue is Here you’ll find specialised items for children of all ages, regardless of their taste/preference in clothing. If your child loves a distinct style, needs a longer fit, or likes to wear form-fitting clothing, there are several options available. Parents can find the perfect look and right sizes, for their young kids on the site. 

These are a few of the most reputable UK catalogues, which cater to younger consumers, and offer a wide range of products and selection for your children, which perfectly complements their style, and fits their body as clothing should fit on a smaller frame.  

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

You Must Read This Book | An Unwanted Guest

Hello Everyone,

Today I’m bringing you a good old book review, it’s been a while since I reviewed a book on my blog as opposed to just on my YouTube Channel but this is a book I devoured in record time and have to share with as many people as possible.

There will be NO SPOILERS in this review.

An Unwanted Guest tells the story of a group of people who all travel to a quaint hotel in the middle of nowhere for a weekend of solitude. As there is no WiFi or mobile phone signal, all of the various guests are encouraged to mingle in the bar area and they gradually start to get to know one another which adds to the quirky nature of the hotel.
Unfortunately for the guests, this weekend sees a serious bout of snow fall which cuts the hotel off from civilisation as the phones go down and the electric goes off in the storm, attempts at leaving on foot are a no go due to the ice and treacherous conditions outside and as previously mentioned, there’s no mobile signals to call for help so everyone is effectively trapped until the power comes back on, and then the bodies start to appear.

An Unwanted Guest is a nod to murder mystery books of old, it certainly has a nostalgic and cozy feel to its unraveling tale despite the grizzly subject matter and in my opinion, the whole story reads like a particularly enthralling game of Cluedo.

As the nights are starting to draw in and Autumn is on its way, this would be a perfect time to pick up such a story and enjoy the darker evenings tucked up with a fantastic murder mystery book. I gave this book 5/5 stars on goodreads and can’t recommend it enough.

Let me know if you plan on picking up An Unwanted Guest, I’d love to know your thoughts on it!

Incidentally, if you enjoy book reviews/hauls then check out my YouTube Channel - Sparkles Books As that’s pretty much all I cover on there.

Bye for now,

Rosy xxx
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