Monday, 22 June 2015

Mack & May's essential handbag beauty products

photo of products in handbagIf you're anything like us, there will be certain items which never leave your handbag. 

Money, keys, mobile etc are all pretty standard but what are your other essentials? Do you carry tons of make up with you wherever you go? Do you have items which you daren't take out 'just in case'?

We have tipped our bags upside down and listed below what we can't do without... come and have a nose around! We haven't mentioned the boring stacks of credit cards and wotnot, and May was so ashamed at how many lipsticks she found in the bottom of her bag that we decided not to deal with make up either (that's a whole post in itself), but here are the bits and bobs which we carry around with us on a daily basis.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Mack reviews Ancol's BB Cologne For Dogs

ancol BB dog cologneThis week I am reviewing a cross between two of my favourite things at the moment…dogs and fragrance.

Hanna isn’t a particularly smelly dog as I bath her every few weeks and keep her clean in between baths with pet wipes. However, I was inspired to buy a bottle of dog cologne for Hanna to help keep the doggy odours at bay after Hanna was sprayed at the groomers with a dog cologne which smelt gorgeous and lasted for days.  

I am not sure which cologne the groomer used (I will find out) but I have splashed out £6.50 on the BB Dog cologne by Ancol, on sale on eBay. 

Monday, 15 June 2015

May's ideas for wedding gift shopping on a budget

photo of wedding magazines
With wedding season almost here, our thoughts have been turning to what to buy as wedding gifts for some of our friends who are tying the knot this summer.

Some couples will have a specific gift list and some will ask for cash, in which case you may feel that your options are limited, but if you have free reign to shop off-list, the choices are pretty much unlimited and it can be hard to know where to start.

If you're shopping on a budget (especially if you are already committing to significant cost in attending the wedding), it is not made any easier.

There are some great gifts that you can pick up for really reasonable prices. I have listed some below, all of which come in at under £30.

I hope they give you some inspiration!

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Mack reviews Barkbeats (with the help of Hanna the Puppy)

Barkbeats May 2015 box
Our eager assistant, Hanna, the 6 month old puppy is loving my newly found obsession with dog subscription boxes. Like many of you out there, I love the buzz of discovering new, unique products which I would otherwise probably not get to know about or try. Dog subscription boxes have the added bonus of allowing us to spoil our beloved pooches a little bit more! 

We were sent Barkbeats May box to review. Barkbeats offer a monthly surprise box with toys, treats and grooming products (and free delivery)! The box is tailored to your size of dog- small, medium or large and costs from £13.50 to £14.90 depending on whether you buy a one-off box or 6 or 12 month subscription.

Here's what we thought...

Monday, 8 June 2015

Mack reviews Lily's Kitchen (with the help of Hanna the Puppy)

Lily's Kitchen puppy foodHanna is back this week to help me review Lily’s Kitchen puppy food. For those of you who are new to Hanna, she is my 6 month old Chihuahua cross Yorkie puppy…and she loves her food.  However, if you are anything like me, you will know that it can be difficult to know which is the best food to choose for your puppy.

I have to admit, Lily’s Kitchen is one of those brands that I have seen around on the supermarket and pet stores shelves, heard good things about but never got round to buying for Hanna.  Therefore, I was delighted to receive a sample puppy pack from Lily’s Kitchen to review. 

Thursday, 4 June 2015

May's Fathers Day Gift Ideas 2015

Is it just me, or are dads the hardest people to buy for? Once you have got past the age of buying novelty socks or ties (sorry Dad, but bless you for wearing them!), and unless you have a dad who is good at dropping hints about what he wants, inspiration is not always easy to find.

I remember wishing many times that my Dad would take up golf as so many 'gifts for men' were aimed at golfers!

With Fathers Day in the UK coming up soon (21 June, in case you needed a reminder!), here are my current top 5 gifts covering a range of budgets. I hope they give you some ideas!

Monday, 1 June 2015

Mack and Hanna the Puppy review Top Collar - a dog treat subscription box

Top CollarIf you have read our Puppy Haul post, you will know that I am the proud owner of a 6 month old puppy called Hanna. Now, Hanna loves her treats which are handy for encouraging her with basic obedience training at home, keeping her diet varied and interesting and showing her just how much I love her!

I love the concept of subscription boxes. After starting to work my way through all the beauty boxes out there, I am so excited to start trying the pet subscription boxes which seem to growing in number in the UK. The first box that Hanna and I are reviewing is the dog treat subscription box from Top Collar.

Top Collar provide a natural dog treat subscription box, where you get a box of fresh and nutritious treats every two weeks for £4.49 per box (with a current offer on for £2.99 for your first starter box) or you can take out a monthly subscription for a gift box of mixed treats and pay in advance for 3 months (£14.99) or 6 months (£26.99).