Fixing my broken nail ðŸ˜¢

So we have all been there – grown out our nails to the perfect length,  then for something to catch on a nail splitting it.  I hate it! Usually I relent and cut all my nails down to the the same length as the broken nail.  I have now learnt the art of ‘tea bagging’ 😂 my nails to fix them should they break/split.
I do this with my  Sensationail gel nail kit. I have taken some photos as I fixed one of my nails before coating my nails with holographic nail powder.

My nail at the start

So my middle finger nail split and was catching on EVERYTHING GRRRRR! 

So I cut an unused teabag up and sized up a piece that would fit on my nail and cover the split.


I then applied some primer to my nails.


I applied base coat to my nails.   For the split nail I applied the base, put on the patch then applied over the top too.  You kind of need to play around with it a bit.


I then cured under the LED UV lamp.

Nail with patch

After applying base coat and curing all my right hand nails; I applied no wipe top coat.


After curing the top coat I applied holographic powder to the nails with an eyeshadow applicator.  I dabbed it on then rubbed it on in  a circular motion.


Once I had covered the nails with the powder I applied a top coat and cured.

As you can see my middle nail looks like all the other nails, despite the horrible crack underneath!! 


I was so happy as I didn’t have to cut all my nails down again! And my nail wasn’t getting caught on everything 🙂 
Happy days!

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Pick ‘n’ Melt Christmas Gift Set

Today I was very excited to receive a parcel from Pick ‘n’ Melt to review.


As the title suggests I received the standard Christmas set which included – the wax warmer, tea light and 16 bags of melts in 8 different flavours  from their Christmas theme.  The gift set was packaged in a nice striped box and the melts were in a stripy paper bag.  Full instructions are included along with a menu showing a large selection of scents/flavours to choose from.


I have set my warmer up as I type with the ‘snow’ flavour melt in the top (I think this scent smells slightly like CK 1 😍).

The melts are in their own little package with the scent/flavour clearly labelled.  You simply need to empty your choice of melts in the top of the warmer and light the tea light to melt the wax.


My tea light has been burning for about 10 minutes and the scent is slowly starting make its way around the living room. I have been impatiently sniffing at the air to smell it!!

I love the whole Christmas set.  I would throughly recommend buying this as a gift for the people in your life that appreciate nice smells! I feel totally made up for receiving the set and really look forward to trying the different scents/flavours.  

You can buy the sets here for just £12, if you buy 4 sets it works out at £9 per set (buy 3 get 1 free). 

Now I have my pick ‘n’ mix warmer I can keep my house smelling pleasant with my various melts.

When I have run out of melts I may join their subscription service.  It is called the ‘Pick ‘n’ Melt Party’ once subscribed members receive 20 bags of scents a month of their choice plus 2 guest scents chosen by Pick ‘n’ Mix.  Members of the Pick ‘n’ Mix party benefit from exclusive offers and competitions. There is a vast selection of scents/flavours to choose from, check out their website here.
I personally would give this a gift rating if 5/5.

Holographic nail powder – I LOVE sparkles ðŸ’œ

I had forgotten I had ordered some holographic nail powder on EBay, I think it came from China so took a while to arrive.  After I ordered it I realised it is mainly used for gel manicures.  I like to try things out and as I have no gel equipment I decided to try with any random nail varnish I have in the house.  I think I will do a step by step tomorrow.  You don’t get the full smooth effect as with gel nails however my nails, worksurfaces, phone, ipad and sofa or sparkling! I love love love sparkles and colourful things, you know like rainbows and unicorns! 

Day 1 -Collagen Beauty Milk


So today was Day 1 trying the Collagen Beauty milk.  It has a really lovely strawberry flavour.  I am really picky about shakes/milk drinks and I have got to say this was nice, albeit very sweet.  I am looking forward to my next bottle tomorrow.  The Collagen Beauty milk can be bought at The Protein Drinks Co website.

Fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast


Well what a beautiful day it was today. My husband had the best idea of going to the beach to do some fossil hunting.  Living on the Jurassic coast in Dorset we are extremly lucky that it is just a 10 minute drive to get to Charmouth.  So we packed the car with the two youngest boys and our two Jack Russell’s Snoop and Reg.



We made our way to the right of the beach and found loads of fossils.  We spent about 3 hours between the rocks, sifting through the stones to find fossils.

There were loads of belemnites, here are 3 of the loads we found!


My best find was some ammonites covered in pyrite, and something that resembles a tooth maybe?



The boys found a great collection and have made a small display in their bedroom!


It was a truly lovey day, we all had fun including the dogs.

We finished a lovely day with an ice cream.


We found so many more fossils and interesting stones but they are still in the car.  They were all found safely between stones and rocks, no dangerous cliff climbing or hammering involved! 

Our day has been finished off with a delicious roast dinner.  I’m looking forward to a sleepy evening in front of the TV.
I hope you have enjoyed reading about my day.  

Monday (I think!)

Well, I don’t usually work Mondays but ended up working today as in my office we can swap with each other when necessary. This is a great perk of the job, the problem is I get completely thrown off all week.  I will be totally confused as to what day it is.

I am very excited, even though I only have a few followers I have had some companies sending me some products to test and review.  I am so grateful for this and the companies understanding that us bloggers all have to start somewhere.  So watch this space 😁 I hope it leads to more exciting ventures and hopefully a few more followers!

Dan TDM live in Poole

Well what a lovely day!
The boys didn’t have a clue what we had in store for them today.  I told them we were going to Poole park to have a look around as I used to go through it everyday to college.  I also said we could have a look at Poole Lighthouse theatre as one of my sons is performing there next week!

Arrival

As we pulled in to the multi-storey (which has very tight parking spaces by the way!) I could see many kids wearing mine craft clothes and Dan TDM products.  Still, the boys didn’t catch on! We entered the venue  – The Lighthouse, which was bustling with families.  One of my sons saw a sign saying “Dan TDM on tour” and they both then cottoned on. 

Merchandise 

We made our way to look at the merchandise, this included t-shirts, lanyards, pug soft toys, mugs and many more options that I feel allowed for a variety of budgets. We bought a program, two mugs, a lanyard and finally a cuddly toy.

The show

I really didn’t know what to expect from the show.  I’ve seen many of Dan’s youtube videos and having his voice continuously in the background feel as though he is part of our family.  

Now I’m not giving away any spoilers from the show, it is obvious how much work as gone in it. Let’s just say there is something for everyone, audience participation, humour and video games, what more could you ask for?!  My boys had a fantastic time and were hooked as soon as they started watching.  

Dan TDM is great from a parent’s point of view, child friendly and entertaining.

At the end of the show we were walking back to the car, where conveniently the backstage door is, the boys got to see Dan come out and say hi  to the gathering crowd briefly.  Both the boys were a little disappointed the lanyard had a space for an autograph but no they had no chance to get an autograph.

I have had big hugs and thanks from my boys thanking us for keeping it a surprise.  They are already planning on seeing Dan again as they want his autograph. It is such a shame there were greedy people buying and selling the VIP tickets for far too much money it would have made their world if they had got to meet their idol. 

 They have gone to bed with smiles on their faces.

I put together a quick video with the GoPro splice app, I hope you like it.
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