Monday, 16 November 2015

Love Umbrellas

Hey guys and girls, hope you're all ok, so i am back with another review.
So winter is upon us and that mean rain, wind, and even snow.
brrr makes me cold thinking about it anyway love umbrellas have been lovely and sent me a umbrella to review, yeah i know your thinking its an umbrella there's not much to talk about.
which is true to some extent however let me tell you about love umbrellas and the umbrella i have been sent to show you.

First of all Love umbrellas is a company that sell  yes you guessed it….. umbrellas.
They sell many umbrellas from wedding umbrellas to kids umbrellas, even funky designs like rainbow coloured, and pretty ones with bows, and the one I have which is a heart shape brolly you didn't see that one coming or did you if you?

Anyway the Heart shape brolly sent to me by love umbrellas arrived well packaged.
inside the outer packing was really cute packaging, once removed i had noticed the brolly was slightly bent from where myhermes couriers hadn't handled the parcel properly,
however it's all ok now hubby fixed it, i love the shape size and weight of the brolly.

Anyway I took it for a test run walking up the road to greggs which is a 3 minute walk.
the umbrella did indeed keep me 100% dry although the wind was strong out so found it hand to hold felt like I was about to become mary poppins and fly over the shops.

Not sure what else to say as of yet other then I really love my umbrella and I even love the look of many more umbrellas which love umbrella sell on their website.
The wedding ones look really cool and stylish also but even the heart shape one would make a great prop in a wedding photo with it being a heart don't you think?

So what do I think of my umbrella?


My Umbrella was indeed very well packaged although the couriers didn't seem to handle the package that well as there was a slight bend/dent in my brolly which hubby fixed.
really loved the inner packaging and the little note from love umbrellas which was cute.


Well what can I say it is a heart and who doesn't like hearts.
I really love the design and think it is nice to have a design which is unique and not generic.
after all it is good to have your own style and be unique.


around 88cm in length.
Other details (taken from the website)
(Windproof and very strong - Featured on ITV's This Morning, and was the strongest of the umbrellas tested Lightweight - approx 600g Turns heads in a crowd Great choice of popular colours Canopy width 110cm and 100cm front to back) - See more on website


For £19.95 some may think this is expensive when other shops sell much cheaper brollys.
But when it comes to having an umbrella style doesn't matter if you just want to keep dry,
but if you want to keep dry and look stylish  love umbrellas is amazing.
also because if many people go for normal brollys and yours is a heart you always know which brolly is yours meaning no1 can accidentally go home with your brolly.

Overall Verdict

I really love my umbrella sent to me by love umbrellas although do think some people wouldn't wanna pay so much for an umbrella, me on the other hand think because it is a large umbrella and is a unique design think it is worth the price sold at.

The design is unique and great comes in many colours white to black to red,
meaning you have a choice in style and colour and if wanted you can have sparkles added for a small extra cost which is also great if you love sparkles.

you can find out more about
what colours heart shape brolly comes in on the Love Umbrellas website.

my only downside is the way the parcel was handled by myhermes.
because of the small bend in the brolly which was disappointing.
but since hubby as fixed it I am happy and can't complain about much else other then not sure if its where it was slightly bent  or because it is new  it is a bit stiff to open.
although hubby can open it better than I can so many where the brolly is very sturdy it takes a little extra strength to open.

I am not sure what else to say but if you have any questions,
please comment below and i will try answer them

Love Umbrellas will be more then happy to help with questions and queries,
you may have also you can find love umbrellas on social media below.

Thanks for reading

Have you shopped at love umbrellas before?
Do you own a funky umbrella?

Feel free to comment below.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Timeless Truth Travel Pack

Hello guys and girls hope you are all well and looking after yourselfs.
I am back with another review this time on a facemask which is much needed after having glue on my face over halloween with making my own scary makeup this year, also last night so I could test this product probably I broke one of the important rules of beauty, yes I slept in my makeup.

Anyway timeless truth have sent me this mask free of charge so I can test it.
please note this does not affect my opinion in anyway, all thoughts are my own.
know a few of you have been asking for a review on a facemask.

Anyway Here Goes here's my review on the timeless travel pack face mask.
If you have a questions please feel free to leave a comment after you read.

Oil Based Wipes.

The oil based wipes are for removing makeup there was only 2 wipes inside me been me and normally needing about 10 wipes to remove makeup normally i was very impressed to how i only needed one of these wipes to remove 99.9 of my makeup.

because it is oil based your makeup glides off nicely as well as making your face feel like it is soaking up all the oil making your face feel smooth if you have dry skin like myself.
Although the oil did get in my eye and stung and the oil on face can feel a bit much.

As you can see from the wipe its covered in filth yes makeup.
it has done a good job seeing as it's just one wipe I used
also in the video you can see how well its removes the makeup.

Water Based Wipes

The water based wipes are for moisturising the skin, again only 2 wipes which i was worried wouldn't be enough, i again only used 1 wipe which was great to know you don't need more.
I loved the feel of these more as it felt refreshing and made my skin feel fresh and clean.

As you can see from the video again easy to use I probably had a 1% makeup on my face still because there was a small smidge of makeup on the wipe after using it.

The Cotton Face Mask.

Where do I start ok There is only 1 mask in the pack which is ok, but if you're someone who like myself only uses 1 of each wipes and have left over you would be wanting an extra mask.
I will say been a newbie with these type of masks I needed hubby to help me, it was hard to apply well taking of the plastic was easy, but when it came to applying it to face then trying to find where to peal of the blue bit was hard because it is on your face you can't see that well.
prob didnt help i had oil in my eye from the makeup remover wipe.

Overall verdict

I am not 100% pleased with the mask if i am 100% honest,
Purely because it was hard to apply even with hubby helping me apply it,
with it been a travel pack I would expect it to be easier to apply as i found the plastic bit easy to remove. but when it came to putting it on the face then peeling of the blue layer it was hard.
however I am 100% loving the face the oil based makeup wipes remove makeup like magic.
no need for scrubbing hard just wipe over face and watch makeup disappear before your eyes, all through the oil can feel a bit heavy which is not a problem once you get to stage two the water based moisturizing wipes which make your skin feel fresh clean and awake.

so all in all I give this 5 out out 10 because the mask was the issue and the mask is the main part of the product that you would expect to be the best part, however if you are used to applying cotton masks you may have better result than me after all i am a newbie.

But the result i had was my skin feeling fresh, clean and a little more tighter.
this was a great morning boost for me a great start to my day leaving my skin feeling like it is ready for the day ahead so i am happy but just not 100% swayed into buying it again.

You can find out more on the timeless truth website

Timeless truth are also on social media

Thanks for reading

Have you used timeless truth before?
What is the best face mask you have used before?

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Xmas gift ideas

image by caroline bartholomew (me)
Hey girls and guys, Christmas is approaching pretty quick now already since october many stores have already had in xmas bits from gift sets to wrapping paper decorations.

even tho christmas is the anniversary of my nan's death I agreed to do the post,
as i love showing you what things are on the market,
As well as keeping my brain busy with blogging.

I know some of you may dread christmas and others love christmas,
but stocking filler sells many items not only for christmas these amazing things,
can be gifted for birthdays, or just a treat for yourself or a friend.

So here goes hope you enjoy reading feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Please note
(Additional information for each product can be found on the website)

Gifts I like, or think are amazing.


I don't have a garden but I really adore this zombie gnome.
I think it's really unusual and cool i do like weird and wonderful things.
perfect for all year round or for halloween mr zombie gnome is puka.

Wow I love this tetris light brings back memories of playing it as a child.
I think the light is also unusual and cool as I  said i do love my weird and wonderful things this would look good in a gaming room to go with the theme really well.

Gifts think my hubby would like.

well he as always talked about having a newton's cradle before.
So with this one being able to light up i think he would enjoy it more,
With having his own company ThinkMill Design this would be perfect for his desk.

Well drones are the in thing at the moment especially ones with cameras on.
Perfect for photography and filmmaking or just having fun.
my hubby would love this as he always talking about drones and how cool they are.

Gifts I think my daughter would like

slimy gooey fun my daughter loves gooey slimy fun.
I think gelli baff would be a great gift I have heard many good things about gelli bath,
From my friends who have kids themselves, and I think chloe would really love this.

no image please see website for more info.

The Bungee bouncer  Looks fun and something my daughter would love,
She is always bouncing around on the sofa and bed this would be a perfect gift.
I think it is great so she can bounce on the go to use up any excess energy.

This which i have already ordered.

You can find many more gifts on stocking fillers website.
See below for more

there is also many cool products at one of my fave shops menkind

some of my faves are

So That is all for now guys and girls,
Hope you have enjoyed looking at what gifts stocking fillers do.

no makeup selfie


Feel free to leave comment below or email me.

What gifts do you like from stocking fillers?
What gift do you think your family would love the most?
Are you planning on buying from stocking fillers?

Please note images of products were from stocking filler website.