Thursday, 30 April 2015

May's Monthly Best Bits - April

This is the first in a new feature which will be a round up of some of our 'best bits' from the month.... Just like a monthly favourites (which we love reading about!) but looking beyond make up and beauty products.

We'll look at our favourite days out, purchases, meals, movies....whatever made the month for us!

Some bits that are mentioned might feature in a more detailed post, but we thought it would be fun to have a quick round-up of our monthly highlights to look back on, and maybe inspire you for the month ahead....

Monday, 27 April 2015

Mack reviews None*

I have discovered something this week that has intrigued me, got me addicted and really frustrated me at the same time...the app None*.

What is None*? It is a mysterious quiz game app with no sounds, no pictures...just a black and white screen with cryptic riddles for you to solve. You are given a clue and a keyboard to type in your answers. That's it! You can guess as many times as you want and if you are anything like me, you will be guessing and guessing until you need cocktail sticks to keep your eyelids open!

Thursday, 23 April 2015

May's holiday reading list

photo of bookshelf and books
As this post is published the plan is that I am lazing by a pool drinking fresh fruit juice and wondering whether to bother doing anything for the day. A relaxing mini-break is much overdue so hubby and I are disappearing for a few days to, hopefully, some sunshine and little else.

Our plan very much revolves around R&R so we have packed a few books to engross ourselves in.  Whilst he has gone down the sci-fi path, my choices are much more based in history and romance.

Someone once told me that men like made up stories about the future and women like true stories about the past. Obviously that's a sweeping generalisation and not true for everyone, but I think it is for us! Here are my choices, some of which are on my kindle and some of which I've bought in paperback...

Thursday, 16 April 2015

May's tips for nervous flyers

Photo of view from plane window
OK, so I am in no way medically or scientifically qualified. What follows are simply some tips from one nervous flyer to (maybe)another, in the hope that it will help to make your next flight a little easier.

Of course, you could sign up for a nervous flyer course, see your doctor about taking medication, learn the science behind flying or try hypnotherapy (or Mack's tactic of downing a few G&Ts, if you're old enough and not driving after you land*...), but the following has helped me out on a few occasions. As it is now only a few days until my next flight, I hope they will not let me down!

Anyway, on to the tips...

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Mack's Puppy Products Haul

So chuffed here - I get to blog about 2 of my favourite things at the moment - puppies and shopping!    Prior to getting my little puppy a month or so ago (the chihuahua cross yorkie pictured above), I extensively researched what was out there on the pet products market, what was generally recommended for good puppy and dog care by the experts and dog owners on various dog/pet forums and finally, where the best bargains were to be found.  Here are some of the things I bought for my puppy and my thoughts on these products now that I have had a few weeks to try them!  Prices stated are as at April 2015.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

May reviews L'Oreal Infallible 24h Matte Foundation

picture of foundation I haven't tried a new foundation in a while as, along with jeans, it's one of my least favourite things to shop for.

Nonetheless, when I saw L'Oreal's new 'Infallible' offering, I took advantage of a 3 for 2 offer in Boots (it is normally priced at £7.99) and went for it.

This foundation promises '24h matte', medium texture and high coverage. I'm not sure who would need a foundation to last for 24 hours, but you never know...