Thursday, 26 March 2015

May makes easy Easter cupcakes

picture of finished cupcakesI love to bake cupcakes and what better reason than Easter, which is the perfect excuse to indulge. This recipe is super quick and easy. I make the cakes by hand, but they would be even easier if you used a mixer. They would also look far more professional if the icing was piped on.

The best bit is the surprise of the chocolate eggs in the middle of the cakes.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Mack and May's Kiko haul

Two women, one lunch break, each armed with about £30 each to spend on some new make-up.  They headed to Kiko.

Mack wanted to stock up on lipsticks and find a long-lasting eyeshadow for daywear. May wanted another eyeshadow stick, having fallen in love with one already, and a nail base coat.  

Here are the results of their raid of Kiko...

Thursday, 19 March 2015

May reviews Achica

When I moved house last year, a colleague suggested I looked at Achica for some bits and pieces. I had seen the adverts on television but never really given it much thought. Seeing as I needed all sorts from cushions to sideboards and bathroom units, I thought I’d give it a try.

If you haven’t come across it before, Achica is marketed as a ‘members only luxury lifestyle store’. Registration is free.
Achica’s main selling point is that products are available at heavily discounted prices – sometimes up to 70% or thereabouts, although that seems to be rare. The discounts appear to be genuine when compared to the RRPs of products, but of course they may also be on sale elsewhere and I am not aware that Achica promises to be the cheapest place to shop.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Mack on Disney holidays

Before I had children, I would literally cringe when I heard adults talking about Disney.  I think that is because my childhood was Disney-starved (although rich in many other great things).  Tinkerbell must have sprinkled some kind of mind-altering fairy dust on me when I had kids, as, over the years, I have become a huge fan of all things Disney…particularly Disney holidays.  I hope to spread some of that fairy dust with you and share why I love Disney holidays so much!

Thursday, 12 March 2015

May's last minute gift ideas

We've all  been there - the days completely get away from you and you run out of time to go shopping and post a gift out to a loved one. I have found some gifts that we think are fantastic and can be bought online and delivered super quickly (as long as you know the recipient's email address, in most cases) and have listed my top picks below. We hope they give you some inspiration.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Mack and May's favourite Lush bath products

Ever since we have know each other, we have been huge fans of Lush's bath products.  There is nothing more relaxing than locking yourself away and indulging in a "Lush bath" and glass of wine (or as tee-total May prefers, Shloer), with candles on as your skin soaks up the goodness from the amazingly-scented Lush products.
Every one to two months, we will either venture to our local Lush store and stock-up on our favourite items or place a large order from Lush's online shop.  The great thing about buying in store is that the staff at Lush are passionate about the products they sell and keen to help you find the best items for your needs and preferences.  Plus, the shop is simply a delight to the senses with the amazing smells and vibrant coloured fresh handmade products. 
We have also found that Lush are great at giving product advice if you send them a Tweet.  And, of course, it is great that Lush is against animal testing, is 100% vegetarian and has an ethical buying policy.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Mack & May's Getting To Know Us: Q & A

We have been blogging for a few months now and thought it would be fun to do a quick Q &A so that you can get to know us a bit better...