Wednesday, 20 August 2014

A blog post for the 90's kids.

The other day, I went up into my mum and dads loft to get a suitcase down. Exciting, I know. I totally forgotten that all of my childhood toys / books / games etc were stored up there. I had stumbled upon a goldmine of pure nostalgia. I was up there for a good hour, covered in dust re-living my childhood, it was SO much fun. I brought a few things down to show you, oh how I wish I could have showed you tons more stuff. If you were a fellow 90's kid you might just remember some of these beauties… 
goosebumps booksgoosebumps book
Oh I used to adore reading these books, there was a whole box full in the loft, jam packed with Goosebumps books. I even remember there being a TV show too, maybe on Nickelodeon? With the dog on a porch with those really, super believable green 'demon' eyes. Man, I miss Nickelodeon.
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Polly Pocket
I smiled so much when I saw this, I dusted it off and it's still pretty perfect. I couldn't find Polly though, that was always the trouble with her being 'pocket' sized, you could never bloody find her. I used to have so many Polly pockets, the gold heart necklace version, the summer house version, ah...
my little ponies toy My little pony 
How can you ever forget the opening theme tune? 'my little pony, my little pony' 
sabrina the teenage witch
sabrina secrets magazine
Sabrina The Teenage Witch
This was a Nickelodeon classic, I used to love salem the cat, but I didn't realise how witty and sarcastic he was until I was much older. I also used to collect the Sabrina's Secrets magazine, you even got your very own Salem cat plush! He was in the loft too, perched proudly on a shelf.
cabbage patch kids
Cabbage Patch Kids Dolls
I used to love my Cabbage patch kids 'baby' I'm sure I got this one Christmas and my parents battled the crowds in Toys R Us until they found one. Did anyone else remember them weirdly smelling of baby powder too?!
Sega mega drive games
The Sega Mega drive (or should i say SEGAAAAAA)
My brother and I used to love playing this, Sonic, Micro Machines, The Lion King, James Pond, Super hang on, Streets of Rage, don't tell me you didn't say 'SEGAAAAA' when you read the title ;)
90s toy
Sky Dancer Dolls
As much as I loved dolls like Barbie and Cindy, this made me burst out laughing when I found it. You used to perch on this huge post, made out of dolphins(?) it had a cord that you pulled and it flew, well sort of. I just remember launching it at anything I could, the wall, the sky, my brother…

Whilst I was in the loft I also found, my(very creepy) Furby, my 'Baby All Gone' doll with her food that smelt 'just like real cherries' A folder full of pokemon cards and POGS, it was so nice to remember some of the toys from my amazing childhood, it's crazy to think these days kids have iPads, Apps, Mobile phones, Tv's etc. I hope you enjoyed reading this post, I had a lot of fun putting it together :)

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Is it autumn yet?

leopard print shoes
I adore these Leopard print pumps from Elia B*. I instantly fell in love with them, they're so chic, I love the statement bow detail. I've already paired them with skinny jeans, cosy grey knitted cardigans, chunky knit jumpers and deep red painted nails. I am so ready for Autumn, when is it acceptable to start stocking my wardrobe with gorgeous A/W finds…now? Anyone else far too excited for the beauty of autumn? Crunchy pretty coloured leaves and conkers scattered on the floor, cosy nights in with scented candles galore, warm soup, hot chocolates, endless amounts of bobble hats, ankle boots, frosty mornings, scarves and gloves Just me?! Okay then. Roll on September...
mums birthday flowers
It was my mums birthday yesterday, I bought her these pretty flowers, I have no idea what the large flower in the middle is but I couldn't resist buying this stunning bouquet. We celebrated with red wine, pizza and buying make-up!  Life has been kind of busy lately, but in a really, really good way. I'm so happy with everything right now. Exciting work plans, meeting new friends, dancing on somewhat sticky night club floors and obviously getting any form of fast food on the way home, laughing a lot, starting driving lessons again, booking a mini break away and mainly spending lots of time with my Tom, just enjoying the simple things in life, as always those are always the best. End of soppy rant.
Buying more costume jewellery, that I do not need. I have learnt that midi rings, also like to magically disappear. Much like bobby pins and hair bobbles, or hair bands I am 5 and still call them bobbles. I will buy a multipack and by the end of the week there will be one or two left. Where do they go?! Answers on a postcard please. (perhaps a sneaky little sausage keeps stealing them, who knows) 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The lucky dip club

I was asked if I'd like to review a box from 'The Lucky Dip Club' Monthly Beauty Boxes never really appealed to me and I always ended up cancelling after a while. However this might just be the cutest package I have ever received in the post. You can buy a box as a one off for £15.00 or sign up to a 3 or 6 month subscription for £15.00 a month. A small cardboard box was popped through my letter box, tied with pastel string and covered in sweet little stickers… So, here's what was inside my box…
the lucky dip club 2
Underneath pastel green tissue paper was a box full of pretty goodies, including badges, jewellery, stationary, little cards and other small, ridiculously cute goodies as you will see below... 
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This box was so cute, I loved all of the hidden trinkets in pastel, paper packaging. I was impressed at how much was in the box too! You can see a budgie peeking out in some of the photos, that's a budgie bunting set, which comes with pegs and pastel string to make your own bunting, I loved how different everything was in this box, seriously thinking about signing up and also buying my friend a subscription box, as this would be so lovely to receive through the post each month, what do you think?

Saturday, 9 August 2014

de cluttering my desk space...

I've been really trying recently to keep my desk area minimal and as de cluttered as possible. I find it a lot easier to work when I'm not surrounded by mountains of stuff, aka junk. I know some people don't like fake flowers but I think these ones from Home Bargains (with the glass vase too) are quite nice! 
panda pencil sharpener
I bought this little guy from Tesco. Yeah, sure I could have bought a plain pencil sharpener but why? When I can have this cute little guy sat on my desk. I think there was a cat version and a lion one available too, I know for a fact some of you will be tempted by the cat one. Besides, life is too short to not have cute / tacky / over the top everyday life things…right? That's my excuse anyways.
I've posted about these cute pens before, I also bought these from Home Bargains (God, I love that shop, if you couldn't already tell) Some of you commented that they look quite Cath Kidston-esque, which they do! A pack of three pretty patterned, pens for 50p, perfect.

p.s In case anyone was wondering I found the August 2014 gold polka dot wallpaper  here

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Weight Watchers 'Feel good blogger challenge'

I was asked if I'd like to take part in the Weight Watchers 'Feel good blogger challenge' I chose to blog about the 'Girls night in' category. I was sent a selection of tasty treats, nibbles and tipples to review, so here are my thoughts on what Weight Watchers had to offer. Novelty pj's and Netflix at the ready...
weight watchers
I always love the idea of losing weight and making healthier lifestyle choices but still being able to eat and enjoy what you love, who doesn't? These double chocolate chip cookies were a winner for me, I love that they were individually wrapped in packs of two, meaning I could even eat them out and about as a light snack. I'm guilty of boredom eating, once a packet of biscuits is open I will usually eat a awful lot of them, so the fact these come in packets of two has actually stopped that!

I also loved the lemon cake slices, again each cake slice was individually wrapped, I love the idea of still being able to eat cake, a healthier option without skimping on taste, they were so light and fluffy. If zesty lemon isn't to your taste, there's also carrot cake and bake well tart slices to choose from...
collage weight watchers two
I also did a short YouTube video, linked below. I really enjoyed this challenge, it's really made me think that I can still have all my treats, just slightly healthier versions of them instead. I usually end up caving and throwing in the towel due to my horrendous cravings for these treats, I had no idea so many different options were available. What do you think? My mum was a huge fan of the Weight Watchers wine, and I'll definitely be purchasing the lemon cake slices! 

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