Thursday, 27 March 2014

My favourite pair of shoes. You'll need Sunglasses on to see these!


These glittery beauties are my absolute favourite shoes.


They're Impractical.

They HURT SO MUCH YOU CAN'T WALK MORE THAN 5 MINUTES IN THEM.

They sparkle.

They make your legs look amazing.

I.Love.Them.

How I EVER thought I was cool enough to wear these is beyond me.


I have far too many pairs of shoes and I've only managed to wear these Once.... You can't exactly wear them on the school run now can you? But they're my dream shoes. Like I'm desperately holding onto the young, carefree, glittery me by keeping them.

I HAVE to find an occasion to wear them. Just have to.  My friend clearly has great taste because the one and only time I wore them ( her hen night ) we turned up in the exact same shoes. HA!



What are your favourite shoes? Instagram me a piccie using the hashtag #lovebumpshoes so I can drool over them with you :)

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Happy Shoe Drooling lovelies!

Friday, 28 February 2014

GlossyBox Review: February 2014 - Valentine's Edition

Eeekk! It's like a mini Christmas every month when my GlossyBox turns up at my front door.  What's not to love about even just the design of this month's box! 
*insert high-pitched squeal of excitement here*




TA-DAAA!


As a woman always on a diet, I've got to be honest and say the first thing I noticed was the extra Lindt choccie the GlossyBox elves popped into this month's box. It needs no explantation, just YUM. 



Right onto the real stuff. The beauty stuff! I've thought about this a lot... I know I have a Love-Hate relationship with GlossyBox (see post HERE on that) but ... the reality is... YES. I probably could get 75% of the items in the box at a Debenhams beauty counter by way of a sample.
 But firstly.... 
I'm a country girl. 
Debenhams is pretty FAR away to just pop in and pick up a sample.

Secondly, I'm not one for faffing around beauty counters with 3 kids for hours on end. 
The GlossyBox items are selected for me according to my profile and shipped to my door... what more could a girl ask for?

And lastly (because I'm not sure THIRDLY is even a word)
The full size product in the box almost always makes up for the cost of the box. EVERY TIME.

Take this gorgeous Ciate nail polish for example. 



My 2 pennies worth: Love Love LOVE this nail polish.  It's easy to apply, looks great, has a fabulous shine and stays on forever, even with lots of dishwashing and kid-taxi-driving in play.  The photo below was taken 3 days after application - pretty darn good going! 




I've gotta be honest. If hair products include any form of oil ingredient I STAY AWAY. I have super oily hair and so the shampoo / conditioner just made my hair look exactly the same and the shampoo didn't lather at all. I ended up jumping back in the shower and re-washing with my trusty Tresemme! 

BUT.
The leave-in conditioner was AMAZING! It didn't make my hair oily, just super sleek after I'd straightened it and it smells amazing! Think coconuts on the beach. YEAH.


Eldora Eyelashes - Full Size - £ 3.90

Eldora is a professional brand and they boast a wide range so there are styles to suit everyone. I haven't tried these yet but I hope to try them out on a Moms Night Out soon - watch this space.

pssssttt! They have a fab YouTube channel, with an amazing, easy-to-apply eyelash tutorial! Click HERE to check that out.



Sparkling Body shimmer which smells beautiful. Apply as a body lotion and let it shimmer away.
 I did a test patch and this stuff is stunning - will definitely be using this to shimmer my legs in the summertime.

COME.ON.SUMMER



'New formula which provides full, bold coverage for kissable lips'

This is the product I was the MOST excited about. I do love a nude lip. However... the colour is SO nude that it cannot be seen by the human eye. 

See my colour swatch below....


Can you see it? Can you?
Me neither.

I know it's nude... but seriously, I could just wear a colourless lip balm and have the same effect.

Sorry Maybelline - I love your products ALL the time, but I just don't get this one.


GlossyBox now comes with it's own GlossyMag... a quick flick through beauty trends and some of the products included. I particularly enjoyed 'the story behind Nougat London' I love a success story me. :)


Overall... I loved the February Glossybox - so I'm rating it 4/5 Lovebumps. I only knocked off one point for the Maybelline Lipstick. :( 

 

If you'd like to signup - click HERE, it's like Christmas! In a box.


Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Shenanigans of late..

We've been scarce. 

The easiest way for you to catch up is in picture format. So here goes... feast your eyes on the shenanigans of late..

'Bend it like Tayla' whipped us all up the hill for a photo shoot of her... well... bending. And flipping.


And Twirling..


And making my heart stop which was only fixable with strong coffee..


She took a fab photo of this sheep, and then it took a dump... right into her camera lens... it's too gross to share.


DIY Dave struck again and started on his charity shop bench project. It's still in progress as we need to paint it but the boy did good! (Will share completed project as soon as it's finished and looking amazing in my kitchen!)


My Dad went off for his brain surgery and my sister and I helped out at his pub for a few days. Here we are looking special with Tobes.


Of course.. like many of you.. we had a special visitor!


Who left lots of lovely gifts and love, even though we really had to make an effort to feel the Christmas spirit this year with Dad being so ill.



Santa dropped off this amazing French girl too..


And this crazy Nanna..


High-waisted, skinny, bleachy looking jeans were on the teenagers list for Santa.... he had to hunt HIGH AND LOW ALL OVER THE COUNTRY to find these. Result.


Number 3 was chuffed to bits with her unexpected keyboard.... she's whipped up a few tunes already so Way to go Santa!


Bendy Tayla asked for a new gymnastics outfit and Ta-Daaa! She looks the PART now.


I was thoroughly spoilt with a very unexpected diamond ring. Eeeeeekkkk!!!!!!!!!!! Love and Awesomeness.

Then I felt really bad because I only bought Dave a rugby shirt (the wrong one... again) and an amplifier. Oh well, it's the thought that counts and all that jazzle.


Oh. And this shirt. He got this Lumberjack shirt which he loves of course.


Mini-Me!  Absolute twins!




We take AWESOME professional family photo's... I know.. you're jealous.



Best picture of the year coming up.......... Wait for it.................................

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BWAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! She's going to kill me. The jeans look good though.



So that's a glimpse into what's been happening around these parts. How was your festive season? Have you blogged about it? Leave a link in the comments if you have, I always need something to read with a cuppa and a biccie.

Happy Wednesday Dudes!



Thursday, 2 January 2014

Hello 2014

Was my last post really in November?? Or more to the point... was my last post really about how to turn an apple into a swan? Oh.Help.Me.

Where do I begin.... life has been hectically crazy.  My lovely Dad had brain surgery just before Christmas to remove a large bastard tumour which was found in September.  He's had some unexpected complications after the op including losing all movement on his right hand side and some 'activity' around the op site... indicating that there are some cancerous cells which they hope to blast with radiotherapy. Life really Sucks sometimes.

All in all, 2013 was a massive pile of steaming sh*t.

I'd love to put something inspirational in here, like... how I'm going to change my life in 2014 by being positive and surrounding myself with good people, drinking more water, eating less crap. And all that Jazz.

But really... I just want to write:

Hi 2014.  I have no idea what happened to 2013.  But I'm tired. And I feel pretty rubbish.  And I can't shift this stupid cold. And I am grateful for all of the good things in my life but sh*t-a-brick... I can't handle anymore bad things.  So universe... please... shift a little to the left, or the right or whatever you have to do and sprinkle us some happy. Please. Thank You please.






Monday, 18 November 2013

How to make an Apple Swan


Yes. You read that title correctly...

Niamh's bestie best friend came over the other night and introduced us to Apple Swan's. It literally took 10 minutes and we were super duper impressed with the outcome. 

Great activity for the older kids in your life :)

Here's the How-To video on YouTube. Have fun! 



Sunday, 10 November 2013

Is it a Country Thang?

For me, Carnival marks the start of Winter. It's the first evening event which we wrap up warm and head off up to the town to watch the annual Carnival.

My camera decided to get sick as soon as we headed out the door. So some of the pics are fuzzy as fuzz. Like this one.


And this one. but hey ho - enjoy the splash of colour dudes!


Who you gonna call?


I was stone cold sober here. Promise.


There's something about the old kilts bag-pipes that makes me shed a tear. Every Time.


Check the size of that WHEEL!



This float was right up my street... I'm a 60's hippie at heart. I'm sure of it.




This float freaked me the FLIP out... I do NOT do clowns... So I took a few steps back and zoomed in for this shot.
YUK.


Now Alice in Wonderland? That I do.


Check out Tweedle-Dum .. or is that Tweedle-Dee?




A ginger pirate. Pretty much sums up Carnival for you.



How happy does the chick/dude in the pink wig look? BWAHAHA! I think he'd had enough.


It was a pretty cool evening... it made us dig out our winter wardrobe and stroll around in the chilly night air. It was Good.
I think I enjoyed it more than the kids.
HA!

Do you have Carnivals in your town? Is it just a country Thang?

I'm linking this up to the lovely #CountryKids linky over on the Coombe Mill blog. Go check 'em out!

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