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My children have been enjoying our local soft play centre since they were a year old. The balls are a firm favourite too. I bought a cracking peppa pig inflatable boat that can be used as a paddling pool or a ball pit we used it as a ball pit because it is big in size. I choose to buy the Early learning centre balls because the shop happened to have them on special at the time of my purchasing and you can choose the ball colours. I paid £20 for three bags of 100 balls i feel this was reasonably price due to the buy 2 bags get 1 free offer. Normally the elc has a £10 price tag on the bags of balls but ever few months the offers are on. I choose the bag of pink and ball balls because they look girly and nice. You can have the normal mixed bags with red, yellow, green and dark blue balls. As stated each bag has 100 balls in them. The bag the balls come in is just a clear holdall with a zip around the top. On the case is a carry handle making it easier to carry the bag of balls around. I like the fact the zip goes mostly all the way around the bag opening it right up so much better for packing the balls back in. These balls are hollow and made from lightweight plastic. Each ball is the same size and id say roughly the size of a tennis ball. It took the whole three bags of balls to fill our ball pit that's 300 balls. The balls look very cool spread around inside the ball pit. My girls have had endless fun with the balls from throwing the balls around the room and at each other. Quite often Jess will dive into the pit of balls and Hannah likes to hide under the balls. Fun for them. As the balls are so lightweight i found them easy to throw and if you do get hit with them it does not hurt. Elc balls are durable. I found the price to be good and my girls are still over a year later having fun with them. You can add a few balls in the ball tub letting them bob around or even in the paddling pool like i did adds a little bit extra colour and fun for the kids too. The only little annoying thing for me is spending time picking each ball up at the end of the day. I recommend the elc playballs. Have fun making your own soft play area.
My girls love the look of bouncy balls and up till now i was a cruel mum and would not buy one or let them play with one. My girls are always under the influence of their older cousins and one of them is only a year older than my girls and always carries a bouncy ball or two in his pocket. I never let my girls play with them because even though they are coming on four i didn't trust them not to put a ball in their mouths. I have heard of many horror story's with children chocking to death on bouncy balls i know i can be over the top protective but for good reasons mostly. After reading a review on dooyoo a while back i decided the glitter bouncy balls were cheap , big and got a good review so i followed the picture link at the top of the page to the Amazon uk site to purchase two. Glitter bouncy balls cost £2.20 each when i bought them. I was hoping to receive two different colours of bouncy balls but no i received two light blue glitter balls. These are quite impressive being the size of a tennis ball so no way could they fit in my kids mouths. The balls are hard on the outside with some clear liquid could be water on the inside with loads of light blue glitter, this can be seen moving around when i tip and tilt the ball around in the palm of my hand. The glitter is pretty to look at and really sparkles well when the sun or light hits it. The size i like because it will be unlikely that the ball could get lost as will be easy to spot not like the tiny bouncy balls i had as a kid one bounce and gone for good lol. I had to have a little bounce with one of the balls when they arrived and i was amazed how high the ball does bounce and within a few minutes i was getting lost in the fun. My girls have played with the balls non stop, we have had them for around two or three months now and still kicking round the garden. If like me your child is young and the thought of a bouncy ball makes you nervous then i highly recommend the glitter bouncy ball from amazon. Its a great size even for children to hold, can bouncy high, will provide hours of fun and help with coordination, pretty to look at and cheap to buy. Highly recommended.
My girls are obsessed with sand. We do live right across the road from the beach where there is tons and tons of the stuff. One of the favourite garden toys is the little tikes sand table, we have had it for two years now and comes out at the start of summer and stored away in winter. Back in the middle of june this year I added two bags of sand to the table witch filled it right up to the very top. I normally buy the play sand from Tesco's or Asda. I noticed this week that the sand table could really be done with another bag of sand to top it up again. I really don't know what my girls could be doing with the sand because they don't throw it around yet the sand level has gone down so much and quickly too. I decided to buy a bag of play sand from argos this time as it was convenient for me to park outside our local store and the bag of sand is actually cheaper than what I had paid previously. Argos play sand comes in a white plastic sack with pictures of the seaside and a child digging in the sand making castles with a bucket. The plastic sack is nice and strong, when opening the sack I had to use scissors because it was too tough to rip open. The plastic sack holds 15kg. It costs £2.99 for a sack this size, pretty good value. When I went to top up the sand table I notice how white the argos play sand look compared to the tesco sand. The sand was nice and moist as it come from the sack. I was able to spread it over the table and mix it in neatly. It dries quickly because the grains are very fine, my girls have a water wheel they use for the sand and the argos sand works well with the wheel. If your child likes to build castles or play with sand moulds you can add a small amount of water to the sand to make it firm enough for the moulds to take shape and when finished the sun can dry the sand out again. As the sand is so fine on windy days the sand does blow of the table and my daughter Jess was crying because it got in her eyes so we avoid playing in sand on windy days now but that's just common sense. Although there is a warning to avoid contact with eyes printed clearly on the plastic sack. Argos play sand is non toxic, safe and clean to play in. I like the feel of the argos sand and there is no smell what so ever. Argos play sand does not stain clothes or flooring. Next year ill be buying all my sand from argos as its very good value. Recommended.
Fifi & the flowertots is not a cartoon my girls watch often and would not be their first choice. I had to buy them a paddling pool after the one we had got damaged over the winter last year due to my other half not putting it away in the shed. I bought the Fifi paddling pool from toys r us online in the sale section at the end of June. It cost £6.99 a bargain really but then again don't think I would have paid much more for a splash pool. You can buy the halsall Fifi and the flower tots pool online from Amazon uk, Eaby and Kiddiecare for the price I paid. This is a three piece set and comes in a small box with Fife and the gang all over the box , inside there was a sheet of instructions but there not needed. The paddling pool is dark pink in colour with a blue bottom and a big picture of Fifi on it. The pool has three rings that fill with air. This paddling pool has to valves one on the top ring and one on the middle one . I found the valves to be really tight as i had to blow it up with my mouth, could have took seconds with a pump but didn't have a one that would fit this pool. When blowing up the pool you have to bite hard on the valve and blow, it seemed to take forever to get the air into it but one done the valve stops as soon as I stopped biting down so the air did not come gushing back out. The middle valve blows up the middle and bottom ring together. The pool is made from pvc type plastic and one the rings were blown up seem pretty solid and does support the water well. My daughters have very much enjoyed splashing around in the pool most days this month. It really is a perfect size for the two of them to play in at the same time. I like the fact that they can step over the sides with confidence it measures around ten inches high at the sides. The beach ball that come with the pool is made from the same pvc plastic and is clear and pink in colour with loads of different images of fifi on it. My girls got bored with the beach ball quickly possibly because they have better ones that we actually do use at the beach however saying that they have played catch in the garden with the ball not in the water. Its pretty basic and has the same valve as the paddling pool to blow it up but takes less breath lol. The swimming ring that seems to be pointless as the pool could not be used for swimming in so we have this out of place ring. It is also pink with fifi logos and images. Same valve and same pvc plastic. We have not blown the ring up , left deflated still in the box. The pool has been a big hit with the girls. We have had some great weather in July and hoping August with be the same so we get more use out of the paddling pool. The poll is for children aged three years and up. Although my girls are confident in water I still have to watch them like a hawk, does have a safety warning on the pool to say not to leave children unattended this is common sence but nice to have an actual reminder on the side wall of the pool. It is strong and sturdy and used on the grass only so no puncture yet. Recommended.
My daughters love playing with the sand and water table at home and in nursery. Last summer my mother had the kids around at her house a lot because i was working. I bought some garden toys to keep at her house, I didn't want to spend alot of money as we have the more expensive little tykes toys at our home and its was just a few bits and bobs to keep them entertained. I bought the Asda sand and water table instore price at £15.00. The table was packaged in a box with the picture on the outside and had a plastic carry handle. It was easy to set up the sand and water table, its basically ready built in the box and I only needed to push the legs into place. The sits nice and steady on the grass and on the paving slabs. Asda sand and water table is made from thin plastic. It is bright yellow with orange legs and a bright green plastic lid for the top of the table. Asda sand and water table is ideal for toddlers and pre school aged children. Asda sand and water table measures around 18 inches in height and 18 inches wide. The table is made up of two compartments, one for water and one for sand. In the bottom of each tray their are plastic plugs these are small and can be pushed out from underneath the table, the water and sand can be drained out quickly. The green lid is plastic and sits inside the rim of the sand water table. The lid is good as you can use it as a normal table for sitting doing colouring in, drawings and my girls even play with the play doh on it. However as a lid to keep the rain out it didn't work very well. Although the lid looks as if it fits and will keep the sand dry the rain water actually gets in because the lid sits on the rim inside the table where the water gathers and after a bnight of rain there was puddle inside the table sitting on the wet sand. Just a design fault because if the lid was sitting over there would be no issues with the rain getting in. My girls had sand and water in the table from the day we bought it. They have loads of little sand moulds and a water wheel that fit inside the table that keep them entertained without these extra toys the sand and water would be boring. After the sand got wet I had to hose the rest of it out of the table because it could drain due to it being wet and almost hard. They now use it for just water witch they have just as much fun with. My girls play with this table every time they visit my mum. The sand and water table was put away for winter last year and in the four months it sat in the garden the sun had colour damaged the plastic however that's not effected the play at all and still sitting in my mums garden now. £15.00 for a sand and water table is cheap and it has lasted two years now. My girls still enjoy playing with the table and love skidding in the water using their water squirter toys and water wheel. My only disappointment was the rain water getting in and ruining the sand. Not recommended there are better sand and water tables to buy with proper lids.
I recently visited the summer fate in our town held for the RNLI which I contribute to regularly. After trying out the cake and candy stall I found myself taking part at the tombola stall spending £8.00 trying to win a big winnie the pooh soft toy for my girls, I didn't win, but I did win a bottle of the sex in the city lust perfume disappointedly. Sex in the city was a tv programme and one I never watched but the perfume I guess is based on this show and probably aimed at the fans. Sex in the city lust perfume is cheap to buy and always on special in semi chem for around £9.99 for 100 ml bottle. The bottle size i have is the 50ml. Sex in the city lust comes packaged in a rectangle shaped cardboard box that is pale lilac and light blue in colour. The light blue on the box is an image of the sky across new york where the tv programme is based. The bottle of perfume is really pretty, made from glass and oval shaped. It is clear glass with a dark purple shade at the bottom that fades into more shade of lilac as it goes up the bottle. Top of the bottle has a mirror finish with some purple glitzy gem stones in the glass, the top is shaped funny like a cork shape this lifts off and underneath is the spray pump. The bottle makes the perfume look more expensive and classy. The perfume in my opinion is awful, I have better smelling air fresheners. The fragrance smells sickly fruity, very cheap and light ,so light it needs reapplying as it quickly disappears from the skin. Within half an hour of spraying the perfume on my wrists there wasn't even a hint of the perfume left. When i spray this i can smell peach and maybe some orange but that's it. Its supposed to contain apple , passion fruit, water lily, amber and jasmine. The perfume does smell clean and fresh but wont last. I don't like it at all and find the cheap price is still a rip off. As I said I have nicer longer lasting air fresheners. I won the booby prize on the tombola. I wouldn't even buy this as a gift for the sex in the city fans its so bad and doubt they would be greatful. I do not recommend sex in the city lust perfume.
I sold my soul to Arnold clark for my new fiat 500, I fell in love with this car instantly. My car is white with custom white and red leather seats absolutely stunning inside and because of the stunningly white leather I decided to get some car seat protectors for my messy little girls. I cant stop my kids eating in the car as we spend so much time travelling and it wouldn't be fair, granted I give less messy snacks in the car mucky foot prints also have appeared all over my car seats in the past. I bought the prince lionheart seat protector because they were the only ones mothercare had in stock at the time. I bought two one each for the girls. They cost £19.99. Prince lionheart 2 stage seat protectors can be bought online from around £17.00 from Amazon uk , John lewis and kiddiecare. Prince lionheart 2 stage seat protectors comes in two colours black or tan, I chose the tan because it is lighter and blends in with my car seats. The seat protectors can will most baby seats right through to booster seats and will fit most cars as the protectors are a universal fit. We use the full protector as we have big girls car seats however the back of the protector comes of if using a from birth car seat. These are simple to fit and just sit in the space of the normal car seat and you can then fit the baby seat on top of it. I can still use the seat belt and strap in the car seats as normal. Prince lionheart 2 stage seat protectors and are made from slightly padded foam material with a rubber coating , great for cleaning as a damp cloth takes away any marks and dries quickly. The protectors have a rim around the bottom to catch any spillages that may happen and yes we have has a few leaking drinks bottles and seemed to hold the liquid well. The protectors sit from the head rest and come all the way down to the footwell covering the full car seat area. These are really great things and I am so glad I bought them or id be cleaning my spotless leather seat everyday, would be super on material upholstery. Easy to fit in seconds, protects the upholstery, can be used with all baby seats right up to boosters. I highly recommend the Prince lionheart 2 stage seat protectors, worth investing to keep the car seats clean.
Tesco Value HM06 I have had my tesco value mixer for a year now and I only decided to invest in one after giving myself blisters with my hand whisk. I don't do a huge amount of baking but now and again ill bake a cake with my kids, whip up cream or make meringues all made easier with my electric mixer. I only bought the tesco value Hm06 because it was cheap and as i wouldn't be using it alot there was no need to spend a small fortune on one. Tesco value hm06 mixer cost me £4.99. The mixer comes in a compact white box with the awful bold blue lines on it saying tesco value HM06 mixer, there is no picture on the box. Inside the box is an instruction book, the mixer unit, and two attachments. The main unit is white in colour , made from tough plastic and has a handle at the top for holding and controlling the unit. I find it quiet lightweight so it doesn't hurt my arms or hands when using the mixer. In front of the handle within finger reach are the controls for using the mixer , these consist of the on/off switch this also controls the two speeds and a button for pushing the attachments off. The two attachments are different. One set is beaters these slots into the unit, I use this one for whipping the cream and general mixing , I have only ever used this as it does everything. The second set of attachments also slots into the unit and are called dough hooks, this is used for mixing heavy things pastries or anything that you would knead, ideal for bread making saves your poor arms and hands. I find the attachments easy to use. I find there is plenty of cable length to use and move with the unit when plugged in, the length of cable is around 28 inches long. When useing the mixer it does vibrate alot and feels very powerful but the handle provides good grip. I feel comfortable using this mixer and it does its job well. If it gets splashed or dirty the unit can be wiped down with a damp cloth. The attachments can be washed like normal dishes in hot soapy water without any problems. Tesco value hm06 mixer is compact in size and fits neatly inside my cupboard without taking up any room. My only complaint would be the noise from the mixer, its so loud even when on the first speed however as i only use it for a few minutes at a time its not enough to put me off. This mixer is incredibly good value and i am happy with my mixer. I recommend the tesco value HM06 mixer.
I am really fussy when it comes to people buying me presents, sounds awful but I leave very big hits to exactly what I want. I figured its better to get something I want or need , that ill use and that's appreciated than something naff I wont like. I left the biggest hints for my partner to buy me the Paco rabanne lady millions perfume fortunately this fell on deaf ears and instead I opened the gift and found the Paco rabanne xs perfume. Paco rabanne black xs costs around £25 for a 30ml bottle. You can buy it from Debenhams, Boots, The perfume shop, and Superdrug. My partner bought my bottle from The perfume shop in our local shopping centre at the above cost. The perfume comes in a nice black box with a stunning hot pink rose on the front, the logo on the box has the normal Paco rabanne lettering and the black xs is stated. I like perfumes to have nice but different bottles so they look nice sitting on my dressing table this one is expecially nice. The bottle is made from glass shaped like an apple with a deep dark pink coloured perfume liquid making the bottle look great. It has a pump action spray and comes with a black lid. I find this perfume very strong and you only need a couple of sprays. This perfume smells musky with a floral scent but as it wears of it turns sweet. Normally I don't like musky perfumes but this one is really nice. Its like nothing I have ever smelled before and the ingredients list is a strange combination too containing pink pepper berries , black vanilla, sandalwood, black violet, and rose. I would say this scent is suited to evening wear because its not a refreshing scent, instead I find it dark , musky, and heavy but in a nice sensual way. I can spray this perfume on before I head out and the next morning its still lingering on my skin , it has staying power. I am really happy with this Paco rabanne perfume and my partner made a good choice. I got it on valentines day and use it for nights out, the bottle has lasted well so far not even half way through yet. I don't think it will be to everyone's taste but it is to mine. I recommend trying Paco rabanne black xs.
When choosing toys for my dogs I only ever normally buy Kong toys because they are indestructible and last forever with my very destructive dogs however I couldn't resist this good boy space lobber toy when I spotted it in Asda last month. I had one of these bright orange space hoppers when I was a child ,even had the same cheesy black face on it. After having a good feel at the space lobber I was sure that my dogs would get a few days of fun with it before it got chewed to the death at £2.49 I was willing to pay that. Apparently you can buy the good boy space lobber from pets at home, healthy pets even ebay sell these super cool toys. The space lobber is bright orange in colour with a black printed dog face with the big cheesy grin on it. Its made from thick rubber material and has a very load squeaker inside it. Good boy space lobber is a good size too, it measures around 9 inches long. It comes packaged on cardboard and you can have a good feel of the lobber before purchase. To throw the space lobber it has two rubber handles at the top and these are slightly ridged for good grip also rubber and can be thrown as hard and far as you arms can manage. It is quiet lightweight luckily for me as I can never throw my dogs toys far enough for them but this being lightweight makes it much easier for throwing a good distance away. My dogs go mad with this space lobber from shaking and ragging it around via the handles , squeaking it in their mouths to the point of me wanting to hide the toy in the cupboard. This is a great fetch toy and my dogs have been playing with it for three weeks now. The toy has no rips or chew marks yet. I like the bright orange colour because it can be found easily even on longer grass. Because the toy is made of rubber it can be washed in warm soapy water and not get damaged or fill with water. I am really please with the space lobber apart from the very loud annoying squeaker sounds like a childs ear piercing scream, and it has lasted much longer than expected. My dogs are thrilled with it too. I highly recommend the good boy space lobber dog toy.
For a while now I have been wanting the Mac make up brushes in the roll up pouch but I cant afford the huge price tag, I would never use all 24 brushes and I cant justifie the price of the brushes to apply my make up every other day. A friend recommended Clinique brushes suggesting they are very good and worth the small investment. I would normally buy my Clinique products online or in debenhams. I went to Debenhams in glasgow because they have a Clinique counter separate and there is always a member of staff ready to help out. After a quick look and feel of all the different brushes I chose the eye shadow brush because that is the brush I needed to replace from my own collection at home and the brush i make the most use of. The Clinique eye shadow brush cost £9.99 a little more than I was expecting to pay to be honest. I liked the packaging of the brush as i comes in its own sleeve that's white frosted effect with the shiny Clinique logo on it, its made from plastic and is an ideal pouch to store the brush in my make up box, keeps the brush clean and protected. The eye shadow brush is silver and comes with a lid, when taking the lid of you have to turn the top of the brush to push the brush bristles up (like the motion used on a lip stick). The brush handle is long and thin, measures around 14 cm in length that's with the bristles up. I use powder eye shadow and this brush can make it a little messy as i swoosh it around in the eye shadow the bristles pick up to much of the product so I do need to blow gently to remove some before applying. I find the brush easy to hold and to apply my products using the brush. The bristles are very soft and feel nice against my eye lids. The price of the Clinique eye shadow brush seems alot but this brush should last a long time. You don't have to clean the bush either because it has antibacterial protection built into the bush meaning the bristles will stay clean and germ free. I love this brush and it does its job well. I hope to invest in getting some more Clinque brushes in the future to help build up my collection. I highly recommend the Clinique eye shadow brush.
When we go camping its normally to a cool camp site where there are showers, toilets and entertainment so never need to take that much camping equipment with us. I always fancied taking the kids and dogs camping out in the wild for a few nights to rough it and get the real camping experience. On the 3rd of july ,this month we decided to go to cumbria camping in the woods with some friends that come from around that county, I took a few home comforts and also bought a yellowstone camping shower to aid in our basic hygiene for our trip. Yellowstones camping shower was cheap to purchase at £6.00 from our local go outdoor store. Can be bought from amazon uk, millets, and base. Yellowstone camping shower consists of a bag, a clear pipe with a nozzle on the end that acts as a shower head. The bag is made from tough plastic, it has a small hole at the top of the bag for hanging it up. One side of the bag is clear and the back is black i guess the black helps attract the sun drawing heat into the bag to heat the water up. The bag can heat the water up to 40 degrees depending on the heat of the sun of coarce. You can leave the bag laying out in direct sunlight for as little as one hour to heat up the water. The bag can be filled via the plug on the front of the bag, it has a pop cap lid that comes off and the water can be put in to fill the water bag up, the hole is quiet big and my bathroom slandered tap can fit in the hole. It takes around ten minutes to fill the bag full of water and the cap can go back on, I found the cap fits well and there was no leaks of water always a good sign. The bottom of the bag has a small leaver tap like the kind you get on the cardboard wine holders and a small part under this to attach the pipe too. I found it simple to push the clear hose pipe to the tap on the bag and fits nice and tightly. The shower bag holds 20 Litres of water, we cheated and filled the bag up with fresh clean water from our bathroom taps before leaving. Finding a tree to hand the shower bag from was the hardest part of using the yellowstone camping shower. After a few hours of my partner climbing trees to hang the shower up he found a good branch. The tree we used only a few meters from our tent and required him to cllimbe the tree and tactfully hang the bag up. The problem is the bag has to be hung well above your head so the shower hose pipe can hang down over your head and body otherwise you will be crouching down on the ground trying to get washed. After leaving the shower bag all day in the sun I got to test it out that night washing my face and hands. The water was nice and warm not exactly the 40 degrees but my guess would be at least 20 degrees witch is warm enough to use as a shower. Pushing the leaver tap to the side the water started running out the end of the hose pipe sprinkling enough water to get washed but don't be expecting a power shower. I loved the yellowstone camping shower. The water stays warm through the night. It is easy to use once the fiasco of the hanging is out the way. You have to add the soap on the body before turning the shower on so not to waste the water in the bag. It is reusable and I will be taking it on my next trip. Having the shower was a god send for simple things like rinsing dirty hands and cups. Yellowstone camping shower I highly recommend it.
Juicy couture has been one of my favourite brands over the last few years. It all stated when i spotted some celebs in my magazines wearing coloured velour juicy couture tracksuits and I just had to have one. I since have had a few tracksuits, pieces of jewellery , bags , watches and tried the perfume as well I am still very much in love with Juicy couture. I spotted the Juicy couture 1900085 watch on Amazon uk a few months ago and saved up some vouchers and cash to buy the watch. Juicy Couture 1900085 watch costs around £85.00 this is how much I paid for the watch from Amazon but have since seen the watch at this price in goldsmiths the jewellers in glasgow. As I said I have a few juicy watches but the reason I wanted this one so bad was because it had the classic Juicy couture look with colours pink, brown and the classic Juicy couture crown logo , looks very smart and anyone seeing the watch that knows the brand would know straight away its a genuine Juicy couture watch. The watch has a thick leather strap that is light pink in colour with a suede finish. The strap feels nice and soft on my skin. There are enough holes on the strap to tighten it to my small wrists usually I always have to get extra holes punched in by the jewellers but this fits fine very impressed. It has a big clasp for fastening the watch on the other strap this is made from stainless steel and has the Juicy couture signature engraved on it, I like the fact the clasp is big making it easier and less fiddly to fasten. The watch face is stunning, its quite big measuring around 7cm in diameter. The face is round and has a silver boarder with scratch resistance glass and glare resistance. Inside the face is the brown background with the classic Juicy couture picture or signature logo I should say. This signature logo has been used on most of the handbags and tracksuits and in the early days the main colours used was brown and pink. The logo takes up the full face and is in baby pink outlines rather than a bold coloured picture, it consists of a crown with a westie dog at either side of the crown and the Juicy couture scroll at the bottom , says born in the usa (as it is an american company). There are no numbers on the watch just two small hands but I find it easy to tell the time. It runs with the quartz movement. To finish the watch face of there is a beautiful sterling silver westie dog charm hanging from the top of the face so its swinging down the strap. I love the little dog charm its very detailed and looks great on the watch. This watch is also waterproof up to thirty meters , great for me because the day I got the watch and put it on I washed my dishes and forgot all about it ekk, the straps dried quickly and it defiantly is waterproof as the face was fine didn't even steam up. The watch comes with a two year guarantee and is presented in a stunning Juicy couture gift box with silk lining. This watch would make the perfect gift for any Juicy couture fan although some people would find the price off putting where as i found it to be very reasonable. I find the watch comfortable to wear , looks smart and easy to read the time. I love this watch and have no regrets about buying it. I recommend the Juicy couture 1900085 watch.
I really like Ed hardy as a brand and have quiet a few t-shirts, tracksuits and bags with some beautiful tattoos also scattered over my body. I love the Ed hardy designs and the colours in the designs are amazing. I was instantly drawn to the Ed hardy perfume range because of the brightly coloured artwork on the packaging that caught my eye in my local boots store. I waited a few months until the Ed hardy hearts and daggers eau de toilette was on special. Ed hardy hearts and daggers eau de toilette can be bought from Boots, Debenhams, Superdrug and the Perfume shop. I have the 100ml bottle this cost me £35.00 from Boots but normal price is £50.00. You can get the perfume in smaller 50ml bottles. The bottle is a rectangular shape and is made from glass. Most of the bottle has tattoo graffiti designs with Ed hardy tattoos, including his most famous love kills slowly design, the tattoos cover the bottle and are very bright and vibrant. The bottle at the bottom is pink this is actually the eau de toilette liquid. The bottle also has the Ed hardy signature and there is a lovely silver coin on the bottle that has the love kill slowly image imprinted on it a really nice touch to the bottle. On the first spray of hearts and daggers i noticed the perfume being really strong straight away and was unsure if i really liked the fruity scent or the strength of the perfume but within minutes i could smell the blood orange, apple, violet and jasmine it seems fruity but has a calming sweet smell, woody even a musky smell once the perfume has a chance to calm down. When the perfume is wearing off completely i am left with a musky wood warm scent. I love the scent of this perfume and all the stages and different scents this perfume gives off but i don't think it would be to everyone's taste. I also think the first spray being so strong and fruity would put people off unaware that the perfume needs time to settle. The perfume contains mango, apple blossoms, blond wood, amber as well as the blood oranges , apples, violet and jasmine. Heart and daggers perfume is ideal for for day or night, the scent lasts around six hours before needing resprayed. I also think the perfume is suitable as an all year fragrance and couldn't be pointed to a winter season or summer. With all the differnt stages this perfume goes through it like a nice surprise each time i smell my wrists. I love this perfume and the bottle is so pretty its just me. I highly recommend the Ed hardy hearts and daggers eau de toilette.
The cushtie cushion is possibly one of the best ever gifts i have received. My mum bought me the cushtie when she was out shopping one day not long after i found out i was pregnant , she thought i would find the cushtie useful somehow. The cushties were being sold on a little stall inside the shopping centre in town and cost £12.00 i have since seen the cushties for sale on amazon priced at £7.00. There are so many colours to choose from, pink, red, blue , cream, black, purple and a bright yellow are some of the few i have seen. I love pink so that's the one my mum got me. The cushtie comes in it own drawstring bag with cushtie written on it but see through so you can see the colour of the cushtie. The drawstring bag would be useful for storing the cushtie but mine has never been back in the bag from the day i was given it. The cushtie is a cylinder shape and looks like an oversized marshmallow. Its made from soft stretchy polyester material and inside the cushtie are millions of tiny polystyrene beads inside much like a beanbag. The cushtie can be stretched or pulled around but takes its shape again. To clean the cushtie it can be washed in the washing machine and even tumble dried , i have done this to my cushtie so many times and its still in good condition. The main idea of the cushtie cushion is to use it as a travel pillow and the shape of the cushtie makes it ideal for putting behind the neck or head. I have used my cushtie for a few long car journeys and its also great to fall asleep with to support the side of my head stop it banging of the car window or rolling around the head rest. I also use my cushtie in the house even now when i lay on the sofa to watch the tv or against my back when using my laptop. The great thing about the cushtie is it moulds itself into you position to suit your body and then returns back to shape again, its so soft and comfortable. I have even took my cushtie camping with me to use as a pillow. The cushtie is so huggable and the right size for a squeezey hug when i feel blue. My girls loved my cushtie so much my mum had to buy them one each just to keep the peace. I have been using my cushtie for three years now and its still nice and pink, although the cushtie has slightly sagged from all the use maybe the beads are flat now ,but apart from that's its still usable and still gives support, ill continue to use it. You cant go wrong with a cushtie. I recommend the cushtie.