Mother’s Day is coming…

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Mother’s Day is this weekend and I have to say all I really want is a nice relaxing day. The plan is (weather dependent) going to Llandudno for a walk along the pier, then heading for some food, maybe some fish and chips.

But it’s sometimes nice to receive gifts too! So, here’s my list of potential gift options.

Personalised Mug

If you have children you’ll know that every year during Primary school they create an image of their mum and a personal message to feature in the local newspaper. This year I realised I can get this drawing printed on a mug, coaster, card and chopping board, amongst other things. As I don’t cook but do drink tea I thought it’d be nice to get the mug and bring to work. This gift is top of my list and is only £7.50 inc. p&p.

Make up Brushes

This is slightly boring but I’d like some new makeup brushes. In an ideal world, I’d like some Chanel or Bobbi Brown brushes but that’s not going to happen so I will settle for the ecobrush set, for only £12.

I must be a lucky ducky at the moment as that’s all I really want, other than to spend a lovely day with my son, mother and family.

Have a great Mother’s Day.

Sophie x.

2017 films I can’t wait to see

I love watching films – it takes me away and I get very engrossed, so need a few minutes to myself after watching some films to get back to reality. I’ve never met anyone else that relates to this so would be good to know others are out there!

In general I don’t have time to go searching for unknown and rare films so generally stick to ones I hear about. Here’s my list of films I can’t wait to see this year, obviously there will be more, I just haven’t heard that they’re due for release, yet.

Sandy Wexler

Adam Sandler films are amongst my favourite, they’re so easy to watch and I think most are well written. Take Bedtime Stories and Click as examples, these are brilliant films. I personally like some of his earlier films like Billy Madison and Mr Deeds. The storyline for Sandy Wexler seems like it’s gonna be a  good one, so I’m excited.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

I only recently watched the first Kingsman and I have to say the cast were good, the story was good, basically it was all good. There are so many places the second film could go I think it will be great. Although I’m not too sure about Channing Tatum being in it, but at least if the film isn’t great, between him and Taron Egerton it’ll look good.

Pirates of the Caribbean

Orlando’s back in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean and I have to say I’m glad about this.The first will always be my favourite but I hope this one isn’t a let down.

Power Rangers

As a child I loved the Power Rangers and want to see this film – even though I think it’s going to be cheesy! But I won’t judge until I’ve seen it, for all I know it’s amazing. The trailer seems to make it look good so I’m hoping it’ll be closer to a superhero action film than a child’s TV show.

Spider-Man – Homecoming

Now, I do like a superhero film, although not too keen on the latest Spider-man films. Tobey Maguire is my Spider-man and I’m hopingTom Holland will be just as good!


Firstly, I have a son! But who am I kidding this is a must see for me I have enjoyed watching the programme and if the other LEGO films are anything to go by I’m gonna like it.

Sophie x.

The Simple Solution

For many years I have been trying to find the perfect face wash and cream. I have tried many from Avon to Clarins but trying to find products that suit your skin whilst also being kind to your pocket can be difficult.

It’s not that my skin is really awful it’s just that my mum always said, “now you’re over 21 you have to start really taking care of your skin otherwise it’ll end up sagging before it’s time”! So, with the fear of god in me (and terrible skin) I needed to find a skin care product before it was too late…

When I was younger Simple was my skincare brand of choice but as I got older I thought I’d try some higher priced products. I have to be careful with what I use as my skin is sensitive and I have eczema. So, I started using different brands, some worked for a while and then just ended up making my skin feel worse and others just didn’t work at all.

As time went on I didn’t feel any different and certain products clogged up my pores and made my skin look worse. Eventually, I gave in and went back to using Simple, which definitely works for me, especially having eczema, I find it’s extremely kind to the skin.

Now I use the Simple face wash and Simple moisturiser which work well for me. When applying the face wash I use a brush and gently make circular motions to massage it into my skin. Once I feel thoroughly clean the next step is to use warm water and a flannel to wipe off any excess soap suds –  I never wipe my skin but gently dab as I’ve been told by many professionals that this is best. Once dry the final step is to simply apply the moisturiser, again I don’t wipe but gently dab.


I think this technique is working but I suppose I won’t know until age hits!!

Sophie x.