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Leo and Bella are my two darling little 12 week old kittens. We got them when they had just turnt 8 weeks of age and their previous owner had started feeding them Whiskas Kitten Pouches straight from being weaned off of their mothers milk.
When in the pet food isle of Tesco, I found that Whiskas kitten food is all in a little section and easily found. There are three different choices when purchasing Whiskas kitten pouches;
12 Whiskas Kitten Pouches in Gravy Contains;
12 Whiskas Kitten Pouches in Jelly Contains;
12 Whiskas Kitten Pouches Fish in Jelly Contains;
The box (14.4 x 19.5 x 9.5cm) the pouches are originally packed in is brightly coloured with an adorable little kitten on the front. Each pouch is 100g in weight and has the same design on the packaging as the box.
It is recommended you give your kittens the following, depending on their age;
Weaning to 3 months: 1.5-2 Pouches (across 4-5 meals per day);
4-5 months: 2.5-3 Pouches (across 3-4 meals per day);
6-10 months: 3 Pouches (across 2-4 meals per day)
Over 10 months: 2.5-3 Pouches (across 2-4 meals per day);
As my kittens were only eight weeks when we got them, they were having three pouches three times a day. Now that my kittens are growing rapidly, they have four pouches four times a day, with dry food available at all times. I know my feeding schedule is a bit different to their guideline but I make sure they have a continuous supply of dry food aswell. Bella and Leo have been perfectly happy with their Whiskas food and are eating more and more as they grow bigger and stronger. They also love any meaty leftovers we have so they are always well fed.
I find the Whiskas kitten pouches a little pricy, but they love the flavours and the adult version is the same price for when they are matured.
Bonmarché is a budget clothing retailer that specialises in selling womenswear in a range of sizes mainly focusing on the fuller figure.
My previous visits to Bonmarché left me feeling disappointed due to the stock appearing to be aimed at mainly older shoppers. However, I have recently adventured into my nearest store and was delighted that the products are not only now fashionable, but they appear to have a wider range.
I have now visited twice in the past few months. My first visit was due to frustration as Evans, the only other pluz size clothing store in Uxbridge, didn't stock many dresses at all and especially none suitable for the summery weather. I took a chance by walking into Bonmarché, thinking that if they had any dresses, they would all be completely unsuitable for a twenty one year old. All I can say is, I was hugely mistaken. In fact, my husband ended up buying me two skirts and a dress. If we had more money, I would have purchased more dresses as there was plenty of choice!
The most recent visit was to purchase a pair of jeans. I usually buy my jeans from Tesco but they seem to wear out quickly especially if overworn, which I am guilty of. From my previous visit I hadn't noticed any jeans in Bonmarché, so it was wonderful to find that there was a whole section displaying several different rails of jeans, all with different designs on the pockets. I went into the changing rooms and tried on 3 pairs. The first pair was a size 22 which was a dark navy denham with a beautiful silver flowery pattern embroidered down the outer side of both legs. Second was a blue denham pair with an aqua pattern embroidered on each pocket, also in a size 22. The final item was a simple pair of jeans with a line embroidered on the back pockets. I tried all three on and found that the first two fit perfectly, if not a little spacious around the thighs but the third pair was too tight around the waist. Confused but relieved that the other two pairs fitted me in my usual size, I left the changing rooms.
Also what caught my attention was their underwear range. I fell in love with a pretty red padded underwired bra with a black print and lace trim. After a bit of searching, I found at the back of the rail was the matching briefs. I was over the moon that they stocked my size in both bra and briefs and made my way to the till with my new items in hand.
We were served almost immediately and the lady who was serving us, very helpfully pointed out there was a deal on the briefs that I had picked up. Mix and match 3 for £8, who could turn down that offer when they're usually £4 each. I hurried off to find more briefs which were in the deal, after a bit of searching I found a red pair and black that were both the same design, just different colours. I purchased these also.
With my husband now getting fidgety from waiting for so long and his pocket becoming lighter from my purchases, we headed out of the shop with a knowing that in future, Bonmarché will be the shop I go to first.
A few things I noticed which I would concider bad points about the shop is that on their jeans, they don't display the style of the jeans or the leg length. Also with their underwear, their items in the offer are not very easy to find. I had to literally search through every pair to find which was on offer.
Floral Beaded Jeans: £25
Embroidered Jeans: £20
3 Pairs Of Briefs: £8
Overall, I would definately shop there again. I am curious about their website as the bag they put your purchases in says 'Shop with us at Bonmarche.co.uk'.
Finding the perfect foundation can be a struggle. For me, a good foundation will cover my visible pores and other skin inperfections effortlessly, whilst not making me look all washed out.
I first heard about Dream Matte Mousse from my Husband's nan. She had ran out of her favourite foundation and asked me to visit the nearest Superdrug store, on the high street, and purchase some more for her. This made me curious about the product so I thought i'd give it a try myself and I wasn't disappointed!
The 18ml foundation comes in a small round jar with a plastic tan coloured lid. The name of the product is clearly displayed on the top of the lid in a dark brown font, with the words 'Maybelline New York' and 'Dream' highlighted in white. Behind the text is a subtle swirly pattern. Underneath the make of the product, is the code and name of the selected shade of foundation. Mine being '010 Ivory'. On the back of the jar, is a sticky label which peels back to reveal the products ingredients. The foundation itself, is a matte-perfect mousse.
When I first tried this product I smoothed a thin layer of product over my skin using my forefinger, and was amazed at the outcome. My face was covered beautifully with a natural tone from using this foundation. I now use this product almost everyday especially when I am going out. When applying, I find using a foundation brush helps make the coating look more even.
The only downside to this foundation is that it can sometimes flake a little when first applied. However, this is mostly due to my dry skin which needs more attention! The healthier my skin is, the better the foundation looks once applied.
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Overall, I would definately recommend this product to a friend. It's the best foundation I have found yet.
'Wild Child' is a 2008 film written by Lucy Dahl and directed by Nick Moore. Poppy (Emma Roberts) is a rebellious teenager who's wild antics, since her mothers death, has driven her father to the decision to ship her off to Abby Mount, a boarding school. From Malibu to London, Poppy's attitude is unwelcome with her new room mates and especially Harriet, the head of the lacrosse team. Although Poppy's main goal is to escape from Abby Mount, someone might be her only reason to stay...Headteacher, Mrs Kingsly's (Natasha Richardson) handsome son, Freddy.
During the film we see Poppy transition from a demanding princess to a mature young lady resembling her mother, who was a former student at Abby Mount which Poppy discovers during her stay at the English boarding school.
I own this feel good film on DVD and I have enjoyed each time I have watched it. This chick flick has everything you want, romance, comedy, fashion, enemies... it has it all.
I would recomment this film to all girls out there who want a laid back girly movie to watch!
I have only ever worn false lashes twice, one at my wedding and another time at a party. I loved how they made my eyes 'pop'!
In need of new mascara, I wondered into Tesco's cosmetic department. There are so many different types I was spoilt for choice! I opted for Maybelline The Falsies Black Drama Mascara because I was attracted to lovely design. The mascara tube is pinky purple in colour, with a beautiful lace effect surrounding the lid. The name of the mascara is displayed clearly visible in bold black font on the front of the tube. On the back of the packaging there is text stating 'Use spoon brush with this side against lashes' pointing with an arrow towards an illustration of the mascara wand. Underneath it also states that the product contains concentrated black fibre formula.
When leaving my house, I will always make sure to put mascara on. My eyes look incomplete without a thin line of eyeliner and my lashes accentuated with a nice dark mascara. I brought the maybelline mascara with the intention to use it on special occasions or if I want that more made up effect, rather than for everyday use.
Unfortunately, I was quite disappointed with this product. However, it did make my eyelashes appear darker and longer. From a distance the product looks great. The downside is that I found the mascara very thick and clumpy, making my eyelashes stick together even when I had made sure to wipe the excess mascara off of the wand. I found that straight after applying to my lashes, I would end up with black smudges above my eyelids from blinking, even with only a thin coating. To reduce the stuck together appearance, I used a lash comb to help seperate the lashes. Another good point about this product, is that your lashes stay coated for a long time.
I purchased this product from Tesco's for £8.19. This product is available in most stores with a cosmetic section such as Boots, Superdrug, Savers etc. I wouldn't recommend this product... there must be better mascaras out there!
Evans, featuring in larger sizes, was one of the only retail stores on the high street to cater for those in need of plus size attire. Being a big woman myself, I have been a customer of Evans for many years now. I'm disheartened to say that I believe Evans have gone downhill.
Pricing of fashionable items seems to have risen. When I visit the store, I raid the sales rail straight away as it is the only place to find actual affordable items. Unfortunately,the items on sale all seem very dull and nondescript.
Being a size 22, I am careful to pick out garments that will cover my large belly, and not be too clingy, though it seems those items are very limited. My Husband recently took me to my nearest Evans store and I was puzzled as to why I had to buy some items in a size 22 and some in a size 24, which I thought rather confusing. I was looking for a lovely summer dress and it saddens me to say, that the store I went to, had very limited selection.
The Evans website looks alot more promising than their actual retail stores. There is a much bigger range of fashionable clothes, though pricing is still far too high! If I buy from Evans again, I may very well order from their website, although i'd be a bit worried that the sizes of the clothes would be questionable and a size 22 wouldn't fit once I had ordered it!