Showing posts from July, 2012

A Little About Me, The Liebster Blog Award

Hello everyone!

I have been having a nightmare with my land line and internet lately so it has been difficult to keep up with all my correspondence over the past few weeks.  Hope fully (fingers crossed) it is now fixed so I am proud to announce that whilst in the dark ages I received the Liebster award from the beautiful Bethan from I laugh a lot, to check out her blog CLICK HERE!! She is a stunning girl who does a makeup and fashion blog and her posts are entertaining and informative so I hope you won't be disappointed.

Let me tell you a little about the Liebster blog award.

Here are the rules for the award; 1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves. 2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you've tagged to answer. 3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post. 4. Go to their page and tell them. 5. No tag backs.
Here are the 11 facts about me;

1. I am addicted to youtube and spend far too much time watching strangers d…

How I made my feet summer ready and cured my cracked heels

Hi everyone, I have suffered from hard cracked skin on my feet, proper name heel fissures, since I started nursing at the age of seventeen. Here in the interest of nostalgia is a picture of me then!

Over the years I have many different types of products to try to keep them under control with varying degrees of success. When Pedikur UK offered the chance to try their hard skin removing lotion I was delighted to say yes but did not really hold out much hope as I have tried tons of creams over the years. Where this product differs from other is it softens the skin and you then scrape it off with a plastic spatula type tool. I was a little daunted by the warnings on the instructions about keeping it away from your eyes and not leaving it on your feet for longer than half an hour but I need not have worried as it does not burn or irritate at all. You apply it onto cotton wool and leave for half an hour and then litererally scrape the soft skin off which is so much fun I actually said "WO…

Blog interview excitement!!

I was lucky enough recently to interact on twitter with the lovely Sharna She was so kind and helpful to me inspiring me to design a button for my blog too! (follow her on twitter here). She asked me if I wanted to take part in a blog interview which is a great way to meet and great other bloggers and gain new friends. I, of course, said hell yes and answered her fun and interesting questions and you can read mine and the other participants answers here on Sharna's blog. Whilst you are there you can check out the rest of her blog too!!

How to get full shiny hair from limp dull hair.

Let me start by saying this has been a lifelong battle between me and my naturally limp (yet frizzy) dull hair. I have tried in the past to add shine with products only to end up with flat greasy hair so I didn't hold out much hope of this changing so was delighted with the results of my latest experiment. 

I first washed my hair with Tresseme colour protect using a technique my hairdresser showed me. You rub shampoo into your palms and apply it to dry hair at the roots giving it a good massage in, then wash hair as normal. I followed this with a shine enhancing conditioner from organic surge which you can buy here and all new customers get 15% off their first order. The conditioner blurb is as follows
For normal hair Shine Boost Conditioner combines grapeseed oil and wheat protein to smooth and detangle. Natural moisturisers help to smooth and gloss the hair while antioxidant vitamin E protects from environmental damage. Shine Boost Conditioner gently detangles and glosses, …

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Holiday. Yipee!

I went recently for a much needed break with my dear friend and sister Julia, we stayed in a family room in the budget hotel chain Travelodge (if it's good enough for Kylie and Jason it's good enough for me!). We were there in Bromborough for four nights and had a total blast!!

The rooms in Travelodge hotels are basic but give you all you need and you get great discounts if you book early.

This is the dressing table, it has power points a kettle a mirror and a chair.The staff are great and every day they give you more tea, coffee, milk and towels if you need them.

The hotel was just 10 minutes from the outlet which has tons of discounted shops and restaurants in and around the complex. It is easy on the eye with its mock Tudor theme and there are loads of areas to sit and rest in comfort. this is a link to the web page of the outlet as I couldn't possibly tell you the variety of shops there in this little post. If you sign up for thier newsletter you get a 10 percent discoun…