Tuesday, 28 June 2016

My Kitchen Update


Hey guys and girls, thought I would share with you about my kitchen update. Its taken a while to get the post up as I have been busy sorting things out and putting everything back into the new kitchen, anyway I am with Housing association and they have updated my kitchen to make it look better than it originally was it has been a stressful time for us all with not been able to use cooker and washing machine and sink I am surprised I am not grey yet from all the worry and stress involved in having kitchen works done.


First of all they came out and measured up the kitchen and let us choose from a small choice of units, flooring and tiles etc from rixonway which there was only a limited choice due to budget which we want to fussed about as our kitchen was way over 20 years old older than me in fact and I am 25 so it was indeed way overdue an update. They are meant to update then around every ten years so you can tell how overdue i was.

Anyway we choose what we had wanted then they booked for us to have an asbestos check to see where we had asbestos in our flat, which there was low amounts all around the flat walls and ceilings and floors then about 2 weeks later we got the go ahead to have our kitchen updated by rbk, so we moved everything into the lounge, ready for works to be completed which was a bit of a nightmare having plates cups and cooking utensils in the lounge but storage in these flats is not so great, anyway the first day they ripped out the whole kitchen
which you could imagine how noisy that can be, anyway over the next week or so they managed to paint, replaster the wall blow up my electrics when the mortar stuff they use before plastering got into the sockets put in the units laid the lino over the asbestos tiles which was meant to be removed which they never did for some strange reason.

anyway going over the designs we had chosen we wasn't to keen on the white tiles they was going to supply, so i contacted the sidcup tile king in sidcup to see if I could have a small amount of metro black tiles for my kitchen to review which they said yes which made my day because I fell in love with those tiles from looking at kitchen designs on the internet and dreamed of having them in my new kitchen.

Sidcup Tile King Review
About The company

Sidcup tile king have been selling wall and floor tiles for over 35 years,
So they have a vast knowledge within the trade, their ranges are cherry picked from some of the biggest and largest manufactures in the world, they are very friendly and helpful and put their customers first with their needs with wall and floor tiles.
What I Think Of The Tiles
Ever since seeing the tiles online on many tile websites, I fell in love with the lovely glossy stylish design of the metro black tiles and dreamed of having them in my kitchen. 
I even picked up a few samples of them online in red, white grey and black, We held them against the wall in my kitchen and right away loved them all but because I was having black lino we decided to have the black ones, so it would go really well with the black flooring and dark worktops, and breaks up some of the white ie cupboards and walls,ceiling etc.

Overall Verdict Of Sidcup Tile King
We are really impressed with sidcup tile king not only are their team very friendly, they have great knowledge of tiles when we was speaking to them, they are very helpful and ordered the tiles we wanted promptly and had them delivered by a friendly delivery driver.
The tiles was delivered with great care and well in a box to ensure they was safe.
The tiles are amazing glossy and modern, and do look great in pretty much all kitchens, they go on the wall very nicely, with any great adhesive brought from any great hardware store.

I am not only very happy with my tiles sent to me by sidcup tile king, I am very pleased to know they have such a lovely team that works very hard to ensure their customer is happy and gets the right help regards to tiles and everything else you need to know.
They work so hard so I really do take my hat off to them for everything they do for their customers to ensure they get the best service and the best tiles for their kitchen and bathroom projects, i really can't thank tile king enough they have been superstars.

Sidcup Tile King Social media Following

Finished kitchen
                             
Anyway as you can see from the pictures the kitchen from rixonway looks far better,
Much more modern to suit me and my family, the kitchen is of great quality. And now have a sink that is a bit bigger than the old one, and the cupboards are a nice size.
 

The only thing I wasn't happy with my kitchen from rixonway was not been able to have units above my sink due to health and safety regulations set by my housing as apparently they have been sued for someone hitting their head on one whilst washing up, so above my sink looks a bit bare with having one cupboard, so we are thinking of putting a nice shelf there or something. Depending on what looks great in that small space. We also wasn't to pleased about how close a socket they had put close to draining board, doesn't take an idiot to know water and sockets don't mix, which there not much we can do about now, we really feel as if the work is a bit shoddy with them not doing it to a high standard.
We also wasn't to happy with some of the things rbk had done with kitchen like not painting properly, blowing up our electrics, breaking a handle from one of our new cupboards, denting the worktop which was very stressful to experience such things with people doing the kitchen, anyway the kitchen is complete well pretty much rbk still need to come fix anything they have broken and finish little bits off, other then that the kitchen is done.

Our friend paul helped us put up the tiles once the works had been completed which was a bit of a hassle as the walls in my kitchen are not 100% straight for some weird reason, but
Paul worked very hard at placing the tiles and cutting the tiles to make them fit around sockets etc, we could not be more happy so thank you paul for fitting them for us.

After the tiles had been fitted and had time to dry a few days later my hubby grouted them with a wonderful grey tile grout we bought from homebase, for about £10 which looks much nicer than the white tile grout we was thinking of using which we glad we didn't.

Overall We are very pleased with the tiles which make the kitchen look modern.

Special Thanks To

Rixonway for supplying housing with the kitchen.
Sidcup tile king for supplying me with the Tiles.
Paul Our friend for Fitting the Tiles
My hubby for grouting The tiles
Rbk for fitting the kitchen even tho it wasn't a great job

Thanks for reading
Caroline



Saturday, 25 June 2016

Glitter Lips Molly Dolly


Hey guys and girls, I hope you are all keeping well, sorry I don't blog as much as I would like day to day life is just manic with looking after the home, and my little girl and juggling 101 things, anyway I am back with a review for you for a product not only am i excited to try it, I am excited to share with you what the product is like. 

About glitter lips

Glitter lips is a great lip product not only will your lips look glittery and glamourous, the product is kiss proof yes you heard me once the product as set and you can kiss your hand sometimes at first bit of glitter may come off but lips still look fine, after a while any loose glitter that will be gone, will reveal the rest which is smudge proof water proof and kiss proof.

Warnings
If you think you may be allergic to any of the ingredients please do a patch test 24 hours prior to wearing the product, safety first as much as it is tempting to skip that part.

First Impressions


When it was arrived I was skeptical of how the glitter would stay on lips, also was intrigued to try it with it been easy to use, i wasnt to sure on the glitter pot been small as i opened in carefully and see how careful you have to be otherwise you will end up with glitter everywhere meaning you will have to replace it if that should happen.


On the first use I was very excited to try so applied a nice small amount of the sticky gloss to my lips which felt a bit like glue very sticky (so be careful not to stick your lips together),then picked up my glitter pot and opened it carefully trying not to shake and spill the glitter I just about managed it, I put on some glitter with the applicator which seemed to work ok, although do feel a dif brush may of applied it better but it seemed to of worked nicely.
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Anyway This was the finished result to what it looks like once applied which ain't too bad, although if wearing on night out etc i would suggest maybe taking it with you in your bag if you want to touch up the product as day to day things ie drinking,talking smoking can make it gradually come off your lips, which is pretty normal like with most lipsticks.


What I like about the product.
I love how easy it is to apply to the lips,just apply the gloss then the glitter.
I also love how glittery lips are after applying the product to your lips.

What I don't like about the product

I wasnt keen on how sticky my lips felt after applying the gloss,
It felt almost like putting glue on lips very sticky, saying that if it wasn't sticky then the glitter wouldn't of gone on, so do say the sticky feeling  will take getting used to.

Also didn't like the fact the glitter pot is tiny, which means you have to open the pot carefully otherwise your floor will be covered in glitter, so you may want to put out of reach of young children and anyone who may be prone to touching your things.

Overall Verdict

Overall I do like the product but a few things for me kinda makes me not like it such as the glitter pot been that small and cos it filled to top you have to be careful opening it,
I would of liked to see maybe a bigger pot which is deeper which would be great to prevent spillage. Also if they had a bigger pot they maybe could use that as an advantage for their brand and to buyer to sell big refill bottles to fill up the pot with meaning you never run out.

This aside I do like the product itself I love how nice and glittery lips are after the product is applied makes me feel very girly and glamourous. The other thing i didn't like about applying the product was how sticky my lips felt they felt very tight like they had glue on them and once glitter was on felt very glittery, but I guess if they wasn't sticky  then the glitter wouldnt of stuck that well, so as mentioned further up the sticky feeling is something that I will have to get used to as well as glittery feel, which is ok But thought I would mention it so you know this beforehand.

Q&As


Where can I buy Glitter Lips?
Superdrugs sell the glitter lips, and so does the beauty boulevard and this is beauty mart also sell glitter lips, please check out all of the stores listed above if you wish to buy glitter lips or to check stock levels if you're thinking of buying soon.

How much Is Glitter Lips to buy?
Rrp is £12.50 for 30ml which is bit pricey but not to much as the glitter lasts ages.

What colours Does glitter lips come in?
It comes in many gorgeous colours blues pinks and more,
you can see which colours they have by visiting the website.

Thanks for reading
Caroline


Wednesday, 22 June 2016

LottoLand


Hey guys and girls I am back just a quick review on a site i reviewed which they let me have a play on a few of their games on the site with £25 but i wasn't careful and lost it all as I was just playing for fun rather than trying to win anything, and playing without paying much attention, I get distracted quite easily but anyway here is a bit about the site.

Before we start I am not a big lover of gambling but do play the odd euro-millions now and then or buy the odd scratch card, so walk away when I lose so I don't lose too much.

About Lottoland


Lottoland is a online gambling site abit like any other one, with scratch cards, and online games such as black jack, but with lottoland you can also do the euro-millions on there which I found was a great thing about the site especially as i recently tried signing up to national lottery website and it wouldn't let me without proving my identity etc which seemed a lot of hassle for wanting to do a line on the euro-millions, anyway with lottoland as i said it is easy to sign up and get playing, which can be a good thing and bad thing, a good thing meaning it quick and easy no hassle, but a bad thing if you're addicted to gambling.


What I Liked about Lottoland
I loved how quick and easy it is to set up and get playing, meaning no messing around.
I really love how you can do the euro-millions on the site as well means I don't have to go to shop last minute waiting n a queue and missing the deadline to play.
I also loved how quick the site was no lagging and slow games like with bigger sites.

What I didn't like about Lottoland.
This is a hard one I couldn't find much I didn't like other then as with all gambling sites it gets addictive but that comes with all sites like this anyway, so would say if you have a gambling habit or love gaming too much maybe either stay clear or set yourself limits so you don't go over and lose to much money, if you do lose walk away whilst you still can.

Overall Verdict.


I really like the site It is easy to join, and the site is fast and quick.
The site has lots to offer such as games, scratch cards, and you can even do your euro-millions on there which is an added bonus so to speak. My only concern is how addictive online gambling is and can be meaning I do worry if more and more people will become addicted through great sites that run quick and make it easy to spend money, saying this you can set limits on there which is a great way if you don't wanna spend too much.

I really love the site layout easy on the eye making it easy to see what you are doing.
I love how you can invite friends to join and if your friend wins you win the same payout which is cool and a great idea especially if you both don't want to gamble that much but still can win more by your friends winning. But again with this it could lead you to making friends want to join and they could become addicted, so my only advice would be if you're worried about a friend gambling addiction to seek help, remember you can win all the time with these sites and that some people have lost everything through gambling so if you gamble you are doing so at your own risk play reasonably, set limits and leave if you lose money do not try win back what you have or may lose as this can make it worse.

Social Media Following

Join Lottoland
If you should wish to join feel free to use my link

ATTENTION
If you or anyone you know is addicted to gambling or think you might be and need to seek help please see links below where you can seek help and support.


Tips
Set limits

Walk away if you lose
Seek help if you are becoming addicted
Close account if you feel you're becoming addicted


Thank You For Reading
Caroline

Gamble At Your Own Risk.


Sunday, 5 June 2016

Eco Egg Fresher For Longer Discs




Hey Guys and Girls I am back sorry for delay been having my kitchen refitted so been stressed may has been stressful for me i needed up starting smoking again, sad times, but will be giving up again when I can, also I am on iron tablets and vitamin d tablets.
Anyway today I am reviewing a product sent to me by eco egg.


Fresher For Longer Discs

Ecoegg have sent me fresher for longer discs which go inside the fridge to keep your food fresher for longer, also they can go in the fruit bowl to keep your fruit fresher for longer. So far I have noticed a difference regards to my fruit and vegetables in fridge they do seem to be lasting a lot longer than usual which is a bonus for me, Because I hate waste and I hate the horrid smells food produce when they are going out of date.

About The Product

(Info taken from eco egg website)
Waste less, eat more healthily and save money
Each disc lasts for 3 months
Great results: independently proven
No harsh chemicals


Our Fresher For Longer Discs are proven to prolong the life of your fruit and vegetables.
The industry secret is now available at home The same technology that cruise ships use to keep their produce fresh whilst at sea for weeks on end is now available in your own home.  Ever wondered how supermarkets keep fruit and veg fresh for so long? It’s this technology they use in their vast fruit warehouses.


Breaking the vicious circle It’s ethylene gas that’s the enemy. As fruit and veg start to go off they give off ethylene gas.  The problem is that ethylene gas also causes fruit and veg to go off – so you get a vicious circle. That’s why, when fruit and veg start to go off, they go off very quickly! The discs break the cycle by absorbing the ethylene gas, slowing down the decay process and keeping your food fresher for longer.

Lasts 3 months They are so easy to use – just pop one in the fridge, fruit bowl, lunch box or cool box – then forget about it.  It’ll then keep working hard – for the next 3 months – absorbing the ethylene gas and keeping your fruit and vegetables fresher for longer. They’ll extend the life of your fruit and vegetables so you’ll get a chance to eat them before they go bad. If you are trying to eat more healthily, or just want to save money, these are perfect for you. This is a great value kit which contains 4 discs.  And with each lasting for 3 months, that’s a year’s supply!

DID YOU KNOW?

Eco egg recently won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2016.
The Queen’s Awards are made annually by Her Majesty The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister, who is assisted by an Advisory Committee that includes representatives of Government, industry and commerce. Eco egg are thrilled to have been recognised by Her Majesty The Queen as one of the most innovative businesses in the United Kingdom.

Overall Verdict

I am super impressed with these one of the best inventions ever. Not only my food last longer in the fridge, the product is nice and nifty and not big and bulky so doesn't make the fridge look cluttered or take up room. I love the fact it clips to door or in the fruit bowl to keep the food fresher for longer. Which means no more food waste and nasty smelly out of date food. The only downside if i wanted to be critical would be the price as it seems a lot for a small product, but when you think of out much money you will save by not having to throw out food the price seems a little more reasonable.

Before You Go !!

Eco egg have an amazing deal on these fresher for longer disc over on qvc.
The special offer is Live on 6th of june from 00.01am-23.59pm.
The kit includes 12 Fresher for Longer Discs and a Fresher for Longer Disc Holder
which is only available on QVC, Usually, 12 Fresher for Longer Discs would cost £23.97.
But for 24 Hours only,  customers can get 12 Fresher for Longer Discs – PLUS a Fresher for Longer Disc Holder for just £12.96!

Thanks for reading
Caroline


Thursday, 26 May 2016

Snoopy And Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie


Hiya guys and girls Today I am reviewing a dvd which was sent to me a few days ago from mumsnet as I am one of their mummy bloggers myself and my family are very excited to review it for you with half term coming up we would like to see if it gets the half term factor.

The dvd is snoopy and it is due to be released on dvd and blu ray 30th may.

First Impressions Before watching

Me and my family are a big lover of movies, I am more of a chick flick girl but do enjoy the odd children's and family films, my little girl and hubby are a big lover of ice age and other movies. So we was all excited to watch this and find out what the movie was like and if it was one we all could watch and enjoy without me falling asleep or getting distracted by facebook, which i normally do when a film is boring or not to my taste, stay tuned to find out what we think of Snoopy and Charlie Brown The Movie and if we recommend it as a half term movie.


About Snoopy And Charlie Brown The Movie.

In Snoopy and charlie brown: the peanuts movie, good ol’ charlie brown, Snoopy, lucy and linus and the rest of the much loved peanuts gang appear as you have never seen them before in a brand new feature film from the wonderful imagination of charles m. schulz and the creators of ice age. Join everyone's favourite eternal optimist, charlie brown, as he embarks on a heroic quest, while his beagle pal snoopy takes to the skies to pursue his arch nemesis, the red baron. It is a hilarious and heart-warming adventure not to be missed.


What Me and My Family Think Of The Movie.

Chloe loved it right from the start where the children had a snow day which made the start of the film fun and happy, Charlie brown is so sweet and adorable we love him.
We loved the part where charlie goes all shy and red when the red haired girl walks into the classroom. We also loved the part where charlie helps out his sister which shows his really caring loving personality which reminded me of myself.

halfway through chloe got tired so didn't end up watching rest of the film but says from what she saw she really enjoyed it, hubby on the other end lost interest really quick although he was a big lover of charlie brown and snoopy as a child.

I really enjoyed watching it and loved the part where charlie goes all red when the lovely red haired girl walks into the classroom, it is a lovable moment in the film which kinda made my heart melt, I also loved how shy charlie brown is and how innocent he is which makes you love him and want him to pick up the courage to talk to the girl with the red hair.
When watching it lucy reminded me of chloe because she is really confident but really bossy at the same time, even though chloe says she's not bossy, kids aye.
Anyway as you can tell I kind of enjoyed it more then my hubby and daughter.

Overall Verdict

Wow what Can I say I am impressed considering I am fussy when it comes to family and children's movies I was suitably Impressed, Not only did I not fall asleep I watched it without logging onto facebook and replying to all my emails. I didn't even wanna leave my seat to go toilet I was so engrossed and got right into it from the word go chloe also really enjoyed  some of it then got bit distracted and wouldn't sit still as she was tired so she went to bed, hubby also lost interest halfway through so went to bed.

I really enjoyed watching it and loved when charlie brown went all red when the red haired girl walks into the classroom, I really love how innocent charlie brown is he is a very lovable character who reminds me of me, very loving and kind and honest.

I felt the film was at a great pace and easy to follow with lots of lovely characters with all different personalities, from the bossy to the innocent each character has got their own little personality. I also loved some of the soundtracks in the movie which make the movie more fun to watch especially when charlie brown shows of his lovable dance moves.

I do feel the film is aimed more to children, or families who enjoy this kind of film.
Also adults who may have been big snoopy and charlie brown fans when they was younger like my hubby saying that he didn't 100% enjoy it himself but everyone is different.

I would give the movie 8/10 purely for the fact I watched it all the way through and loved the storyline it was really engrossing and I really wanted to see if charlie would pick up the courage to talk to the red haired girl who he as been trying to impress throughout the film.

Questions And Answers.

My Favorite Character Is?
Charlie brown because he is so sweet and innocent.

Which Character Is Like Me?
Tough question I would say I am a bit like charlie brown I have two left feet.

My Favourite Part Of The Movie?
The part where charlie goes all red when the red haired girl walks into classroom.

Would I Recommend This Movie?
Yes and no, id recommend this to families and young children but would say it is aimed more at the children although everyone is different so some adults may like it more then the kids.

Did My hubby And Daughter LIke The Movie ?
Chloe enjoyed it although she got tired and lost interest and so did hubby.

When Is  Snoopy and Charlie Brown The Movie  Available To Buy?
Snoopy and Charlie Brown The Movie Is Out On Dvd And Blu-Ray From 30th May.

Thanks for reading
Caroline

I am a member of the Mumsnet Bloggers Panel, a group of parent bloggers who have volunteered to review products, services, events and brands for Mumsnet. I have not paid for the product or to attend an event. I have editorial control and retain full editorial integrity.