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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

#ChristmasInNovember Day 1 - #Win #Giveaway #Competition

Christmas In November Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of my Christmas In November Giveaway Spectacular. I'm VERY excited, I hope you all are too. This is the day we have been waiting for. Today's prize is a gorgeous Monkey Pillow Pet kindly given to us from the lovely people over at @mookietoys

It's a Pillow!



It's a Pet!


So who wants to rehome him?? 

You can WIN this Monkey Pillow Pet by simply following the Rafflecopter Instructions below. I've tried to keep it simple so that everyone can enter. You can do all as little as you like, just be sure to follow my blog to be entered (I will check) Good Luck!

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Countdown To Christmas With Mummy Of 3 Diaries #Giveaway Style

The Mummy Of 3 Diaries 
Countdown To Christmas Is Coming Soon...


Every Day in November I will be sharing the Mummy Of 3 Diaries Christmas Joy by giving you  fantastic #ChristmasInNovember ! There will be a new giveaway to enter every single day throughout the month of November so that's at least 30 awesome prizes to be won! On some days there might be more than 1 prize but you'll have to check back to find out. Who's excited?? I know I am! I already have some lovely prizes lined up and I'm sure it won't be long until I have every day full. 


I hope I can count on all of you to join me on November 1st to help me celebrate the Countdown To Christmas in style. Giveaway style that is! Just so you know, I'm running my Advent Calender in November so that all the wonderful prizes can be sent out to the winners hopefully before Christmas. Please do come back and join in, there's going to be lots of prizes up for grabs and I wish you all the best of luck. This is my way of saying "Thank You" for all your support.

Be sure to follow MY #ChristmasInNovember hashtag throughout November so you don't miss any of these amazing giveaways!

If you would like to donate a prize for one of my Christmas Countdown days please do get in touch, you can email me direct on v82chris@aol.com or tweet me on Twitter @v82chris.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Kit Yourself Out With Diono #Review & #Competition

Kit Yourself Out With Diono

I introduced you to Diono back in September when I reviewed one of their awesome Monterey 2 Booster seats where I was very impressed and one lucky reader got to win one for themselves in my fantastic giveaway. Not only do Diono sell gorgeous car seats and booster seats but they also have a wonderful line of accessories. There's Car Seat AccessoriesStroller Accessories and Travel Accessories. There really is loads to check out, something to help in every situation. I've been sent two of the accessories to try out for myself and I have an amazing bundle to give away to one of you too! Who's excited? Well, I know I am.

Meet the Diono Buggy Buddy - Keep all your essentials organised and within reach when you're out for a walk. With its zippered pocket for valuables, insulated drink holders and insulated cargo bin, it’s the perfect way to carry snacks, drinks and other essentials.
  • —  Large size cargo bin - Holds everything you need 
  • —  Insulated cargo bin - Helps keep food items cool 
  • —  Waterproof construction - Prevents leaks
  • —  Insulated drink holders - Keeps drinks extra cool
  • —  Zippered pocket - Holds valuables
  • —  Velcro straps - Attaches securely to buggy handle
  • —  Metal frame - Keeps its shape even when full
  • —  Color - Black only
  • —  Dimensions flat - 4.5" H x 12.75" W x 5" D (11.43 x 32.39 x 12.7 cm)
  • —  Weight - 45 lbs (2 kg)

Check out my Diono Buggy Buddy in action:


 


I like it! It's very practical, comes in handy and looks great. It's not too big so that it gets in the way and doesn't hang down as it's fits nicely to your buggies bars. It fits in all your essentials or in my case, Ryans juice cup, snacks and extra juice. What a great little idea.

Next up we had the Diono Ultra Mat - Completely protects your car upholstery against scratches and dents from a car seat whether it’s rear-facing or forward-facing with partitioned squares of high density foam.  With top and bottom grip surfaces to prevent car seat slip and the handy front organizer pocket, it really is the ultimate undermat.  Waterproof, washable fabric is easy to care for.  Works with all infant carriers, car seats and booster seats.



  • Bottom organizer pockets - Convenient storage of items — 
  • High-density foam panels - Prevent indentations in vehicle upholstery
  • Top and bottom grip surfaces - Prevents car seat slip — 
  • Double layer tear-resistant fabrics - Prevents wearing and tearing — 
  • Washable Easy to clean — 
  • Dimensions Seat only: 18.5" W x 18" D (47 x 45.7 cm) Flat: 19" W x 48.5" H (48.3 x 123.2 cm)   
  • Weight 1.6lbs (0.73 kg)
Again another very clever idea which really works. It looks after your car whilst still looking good. It has great little pockets where my little one now stores his toys on our journeys. It's simple and easy to fit yet lasts for a long time. I'm really enjoying using my Diono Accessories.


The GIVEAWAY - This is where YOU can win a whole bundle of cool Diono Accessories.













One Lucky Winner will get their hands on ALL of these accessories:

  1. One Easy View -  The first back seat mirror that rotates 360 degrees and pivots on a ball and socket for the perfect angle to view an infant.
  2. Gentle Travel Wipes - Pre-moistened travel wipes, with pull-out convenience, attaches easily to outside of diaper bag for quick access.
  3. A gorgeous Cuddle Soft - Soft, comfortable support for prem/low birth weight, newborns or babies up to 10 kg. 
  4. A handy Change N Go - It's compact design unfolds to a cushioned changing pad with useful storage pockets. 
  5. An awesome Buggy Buddy - Keep all your essentials organised and within reach when you’re out for a walk.
  6. A set of Buggy Hooks - Carry shopping bags, changing bags and more on universal stroller hook
  7. An ultra cool Ultra Mat - Protect your car upholstery against scratches and dents from a car seat with partitioned squares of high density foam
Wow - What an amazing prize! All that is up for grabs for one lucky winner. You can enter below using the easy to use RaffleCopter form. Please be patient and allow a few seconds for it to load. It can be slow at times. This giveaway is open to the UK only. One winner will be chosen at random on Thursday November 8th. Good Luck.

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Sunday, 21 October 2012

Fade Out has had a luxurious facelift!

Fade Out Has had a luxurious facelift!

Fade Out has an advanced range of affordable mass market skincare products to visibly brighten, even-out skin tone and restore a youthful, natural radiance are about to go on sale on beauty counters nationwide. This “must-use” range with exceptional credentials includes Niacinamide and powerful active naturals such as mulberry and liquorice to offer visible results in as little as four weeks. They are set to give premium counterparts a run for their money, cult beauty favourite, Fade Out has had a luxurious facelift and the range now boasts an advanced formula to help women (and men) solve and prevent pigmentation problems such as hyperpigmentation, freckles, age spots and sun spots, and achieve a flawless, youthful glow in 3 targeted ways “PREVENTION”, “CORRECTION” and “FUTURE DEFENCE.”

PREVENTION: Penetrates deep into the skin’s outer layers, preventing melanin from reaching the upper layers of the skin – skin appears lighter.

CORRECTION: Targets problem areas of hyperpigmentation  skin discolouration, age spots and sun spots – dark areas fade.

FUTURE DEFENCE  Enhances cell renewal process, slowing down and inhibiting the formation of further dark spots – skin remains lighter.


Fade Out White Protecting Day Cream SPF15,  costs £8.99 for 50ML. You can protect, care and brighten your skin with this multi-talented Day Cream. It's specially formulated with SPF 15, meaning your skin is protected from the ageing darkening effects of the sun. I was sent a sample of this cream to try out for myself last week, i've never tried any of the range before so it was all completely new to me. The packaging is simple, clear colours and packed with information. The tub itself is easy to open and comes with a little plastic slide to help prevent spillage. The cream itself is very thick, but not too thick that it doesn't absorb nicely. You  only need to use a small amount as a little seems to go a long way with this. I quite liked the thick texture as it made it less messy to use and easier to apply. I tend to like creams thats smell nice though and unfortunately for me the Fade Out White cream doesn't smell of much at all. It just smelt like cream (sounds odd I know but there was nothing really nice about the smell) Maybe there's no nice smell as all the ingredients are all natural. I guess the smell wouldn't really matter too much as long as the cream helped your skin. I'm just fussy, I like a cream that works and smells nice but maybe I'm asking too much. Here at Mummy Of 3 Diaries I've given the new and improved Fade Out Cream a 3/5. I will continue to use it and see if I have any improvements in my skin tone over the next four weeks like it says I should.

What do you think of Fade Out creams? Have you tried them before? I'd love to hear what you think of them.


#Silent Sunday - Also My 500th Post :D

SILENT SUNDAY - 21/10/2012



Silent Sunday

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Eye Candy London NEW Nail Polishes

Eye Candy London NEW Nail Polishes


Magnetic, Colour Flip, Crackle, Graphite and Neons are THE hot new on-trend shades and finishes to sport on your nails this season, as showcased by celebrities and on the S/S 2012 catwalks. These “must-have” hues and effects could be your biggest fashion statement for less when eye CANDY London launches in Sainsbury’s stores nationwide in April 2012.

Set to give other premium nail polishes a run for their money, these affordable and ‘savvy beauty buys’ sport a ‘formulation’ and ‘look’ on par with more costly opponents and come crammed with the latest shades, technologies and unique effects (including the new colour flip technology that eye CANDY London are the first to market with) that are perfect for creating “trend-setting” looks on the go.

Eye CANDY London Colour Flip Nail Lacquers retail at £8
Nails will never be boring again with these wonderful Colour Flip Nail Lacquers. The first to market with a new metallic colour flip particle technology, these amazing polishes will give a dual hue finish which changes in the light and at different angles, all in one clever pot. Choose from 4 hues – Green With Envy, Regally Yours, Liquid Gold and Sexy And You Know It.



I've just applied the Eye Candy Colour Flip "Sexy And You Know It" and must say it looks pretty cool. It went on smoothly and easily and looks great. The flip colour finish is pretty awesome even if I do say so myself. I've been tilting my hands just to catch the light at different angles for the past half an hour, yes I know I'm a little odd but the colours are just so pretty. Have a look:




As beautiful as they were, I just couldn't resist trying the new Eye CANDY London Cracklin Nail Lacquer over the top. I've never tried it before but have seen others with it done. I was very excited to see how it would look on me plus I had no idea how this stuff actually works.


The Eye CANDY London Cracklin Nail Lacquers retail at £6
Showcased by celebrities such as Katy Perry, the crackle effect is bang on trend and will leave you firmly ahead of the fashion game. Get this amazing effect for less with the eye CANDY London Cracklin Nail Lacquers. Containing a new innovative technology, simply apply these polishes over your favourite polish and create a wide array of crackle art combinations. Try painting in different directions for a different effect. . Choose from 2 cracklin hues – Cracklin Rose (pink) and Cracklin Star (silver). 

I applied the Cracklin Silver on top of my already dried "Sexy And You Know It" Colour Flip. Bearing in mind that this was the first time I'd ever tried this, I think it went rather well. It was surprisingly easy to apply and dries in seconds. I managed to give my nails (as short as they are) a fab new look in just a few minutes. I'm rather proud of myself, so Thank You Eye Candy London. Your products are awesome and I shall be checking out the rest of your range soon.

What do you think of my nails new look?



This picture really doesn't do my nails much justice so you'll just have to take my word for it. I love them. Now I just have to see how long they last, the bottle says chip free so I guess only time will tell. If they chip over the next few days, I'll be sure to let you know but until then I'm off to enjoy my new nails. You can check out the whole of Eye Candy London's range online.

Dizolve Non-Bio Sheets

Dizolve Non-Bio Sheets


Dizolve is a new non-bio fabric detergent which takes the form of sheets rather than a bulky box of powder or tablets – meaning it saves space under your kitchen sink or small utility room cupboard. They come in Lavender or Linen fragrance and the measuring process as you just pop one sheet in the wash for a normal load, or 2/3 for bigger or heavily soiled clothes. As well as this, it is just as effective when used in a hot, cold or warm wash.


I always use non-bio as two of my children have eczema which means I have to watch what I use on their skin and clothes. I often find that most non-bio powders or tablets have no smell  as they have to be kept pure to keep them free from irritation. When I found out about Dizolve's new fragranced no-bio sheets I just had to try them and I'm so glad that I did. They're so easy to use, you simply pop one sheet into your washing machine along with your clothes and go. My clothes came out clean and fresh but best of all, smelling great which they haven't really done for a  long time. I love the new smells, they're so fresh and homely. Using sheets is a great idea too, they don't take up much space in my cupboard and come in a resealable bag.
I've had no problems using these new Dizolve non-bio sheets, in fact they've been quite a joy to use. They work well, smell great and don't cost the earth. Have you tried these before?

Simple Radiance #Review

Simple Radiance


Simple Radiance products are perfect for women over the age of 25 who are noticing that the natural strains of everyday life are taking their toll on their complexion. They are packed with Mango goodness to hydrate and refine the skin, while light reflecting particles illuminate the skin and even out skin tone for a visibly brighter looking finish.

      The range consists of four products which complement each other when used as part of a daily beauty regime:

    The Simple Radiance Brightening Moisturiser (RRP £6.99) contains SPF10 to help avoid premature signs of ageing, whilst the light reflecting particles protect, condition and illuminate skin throughout the day.  Enriched with mango extract skin will be left feeling hydrated and refined.

    The Simple Radiance Brightening Eye Cream (RRP £7.99) revitalises and hydrates tired eyes, improving the appearance of dark circles and illuminating the delicate eye area.  What’s more, the mango extract and light reflecting particles help to give your eyes a well earned boost.

    The Simple Radiance Brightening Cleansing Wipes (RRP £4.99) contains the perfect blend of mango goodness and added moisturisers to cleanse, exfoliate and remove impurities. They also contain no alcohol or oil so are non drying or greasy.

   The Simple Radiance Brightening Eye Make-Up Remover Pads (RRP £3.99) effectively removes even waterproof mascara and hydrates the delicate eye area.

I was sent some samples of the Simple Radiance range and must say so far I am very pleased with each of them. I've been using the eye cream and moisturiser every day this week and must say my skin does feel a little smoother and firmer. I'm very pleased with the results. I love the wipes too, being a busy mummy most days these save so much time and hassle. I know I will definitely continue to use them and will be buying more once they run out. I've always liked Simple products as they're kind to your skin, these are no different. Great priced products that look after your skin and make a difference to your daily life. A well deserved 5/5 from me. I'm very happy with them.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Bob Martin is giving away FREE samples!

Bob Martin is giving away FREE samples.

Bob Martin is giving away FREE samples on HERE to the first 500 pet owners to help with the second flea season.

I just registered for a Flea Treatment reminder and ordered my free sample. I also got a free Petfinder tag - Get yours now. This offer was so good that I just had to share it with you. I hope some of you manage to get yours too. That's my Garfield sorted for a few month :)


Monday, 15 October 2012

Support Breast Cancer Care With A New Image Genie Bra

New Image Genie Bra
In a special pink shade, New Image Genie Bra will be encouraging women all over the country to wear this amazing charity bra for comfort and ultimate support. Designed to slim, smooth the shape and accentuate the bust line it will leave you looking the best you can look. 


For every £13.50 bra sold at Bhs from 1st October 2012, £1 will be donated to Breast Cancer Care. Tried and trusted by many Breast Cancer patients who've found it a perfect post operative bra and comfortable to wear over scars. 



Tuesday, 9 October 2012

A Yummy Christmas Treat #Competition #Giveaway

A Yummy Christmas Treat


I know it's not Christmas yet BUT I've been feeling rather Christmassy this week and though I would share my Christmas Cheer with all of you. You'd like that, wouldn't you??

The prize is a Cadburys Christmas fun pack filled with the all the joys of Christmas. It's a wonderful Christmas gift for all the family. There's a great selection of Cadburys chocolate festive favourites inside!

I'm going to keep it simple so everyone can enter because I'm nice like that ;) If you would like to enter please do so using the Rafflecopter Form below. Please give it a few seconds to load as it can be a little shy at times. One lucky winner will be drawn at random on Wednesday October 31st. I'm afraid It's only open to the UK. Good Luck Everyone x

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WANTED: Sour Patch Kids

WANTED: Sour Patch Kids


Have you seen the Sour Patch Kids? They were last seen in my kitchen about three hours ago! I opened the bag and the mischievous little fellas legged it. There's five tantalising zingy guys including orange, lemon, raspberry, lime and blackcurrant. If you see them, you must return them to me right away as they're yummy and they're mine. Each fun-loving character’s unique taste offers a tongue twisting sour sensation, followed by a mouth-watering fruity flavour to end on a sweet note. 

They're Causing chaos with our taste buds, it is sour…sweet…then gone!

ARGH I need them back.  I need them ALL back right now.


Maynards Sour Patch Kids will be wreaking havoc on shop shelves from 24th September with a RRP of £1.52 for a sharing bag (160g) and just 50p for the smaller bag (45g).

You will be able to enjoy your own so if you do see mine, then please send them back this way. Tell them Mummy misses them and promises NOT to eat them. (YES that's a lie)

I guess they really are SOUR and SWEET and then GONE!

Monday, 8 October 2012

He Was So Tiny ...

He Was So Tiny...

I remember the day my son was born so clearly, like it was yesterday. It hadn't been an easy pregnancy at all. I'd had Morning Sickness for most of it and then just as that faded at week 34 I found out my son was Breech. From that very day I found out, I just knew my normal (easy) birth had gone out of the window. My two previous births had gone so well, I was actually looking forward to this one. Yes I know that may sound odd to you but it was true and now it was ruined. 

I had scans every two weeks from that day on and even had an ECV to try and turn him around but he wasn't going to move, he was going to be a stubborn little man just like his daddy. I was booked in for an Elective Cesarean with just two days notice but I wasn't scared, I was just so glad It would all be over and I would finally meet my little man and that he would be safe in my arms where he belonged. All went well and we were soon back onto our ward, that is where this picture I'm about to show you was taken. 

My son was born weighing just 6Lb 14Oz and was so tiny, well compared to my girls who were 8Lb 7 and 8Lb 8 he was. He was so small and thin but so very beautiful. He had a head full of thick black hair and the cutest button nose. Watching him lying there so sweetly on my bed, I remember watching his daddy stroke his face. It was in that split second that I realised just how tiny my precious little man was, there next too daddys hand he really was so tiny.


Daddys hand was so much bigger than my precious Ryan's head. When Ryan wrapped his tiny fingers around daddys I just knew that inside his heart was melting with pure love. I will always remember this story every time I look at this picture. It is one of my favourites and definitely one of my most precious.

“This blog post has been written as an entry into the Tots100 competition in association with Boots Mother and Baby

Monday, 1 October 2012

My Very First Claireabella #SoExcited

My Very First Claireabella Bag

I am so excited that I can now say "I own a Claireabella Polo Bag" and Isn't it GORGEOUS. I have seen many a gorgeous Claireabella design over on Twitter, I get very jealous seeing all the amazing originals that people tweet pictures of. I have admired them from afar for several months knowing that I couldn't quite afford to buy one for myself. A few weeks ago Toxic Fox offered me my very own Polo Jute Bag so that I could check them out. I was so excited I almost squealed with delight, It's a good job emails don't have sound or the poor guy on the receiving end would have been deafened. Last Friday morning I was so excited when I saw that my very own Claireabella bag had arrived. Here it was and it really was all mine! 


The Polo Fashion Bag measures 21cm wide by 15cm high with a 10cm gusset and jute handles. It might be small but it's might cute! My bag wasn't personalised as it's a sample but I don't really care, I still love it anyway! The hand painted girl is lovely, she has long blond hair and gorgeous blue eyes. She's wearing a pink dress with pretty pink bows it too. She has amazingly long, dark eyelashes and lots of glamorous sparkle. This bag is very glitzy and oh so glam. It's adorable and I've fallen in love with it already. I find myself just looking at it, It's such a gorgeous piece of Arm Candy. I'm having to fight off my daughters who both now have their eye on it. For now, it's been hidden away out of their reach. Get your own Claireabella bag girls, this one is Mummy's! I had a good feel of the bag which seems very sturdy and I even had a little tug at the bows to make sure they were stuck on well, which they were I'm pleased to say. They won't be falling off any time soon which is great news. Even better news is that these Claireabella Polo Jute Bags are affordable to all. They can be personalise to your own liking for just £24.99. I always thought that Claireabella bags would cost a small fortune but I was so wrong. Over at Toxic Fox they have Claireabella bags of all sizes and styles to suit all budgets.


So to conclude, Thank You so much Toxic Fox. I am going to LOVE you FOREVER! I have already been checking out your site and now have my eye on a Claireabella hoody too. I'm afraid to say it BUT once you get a Claireabella I think you will be addicted and need/want more! I know I do already, I'm so excited about getting my very own created. Maybe I'll show it too you once it arrives, aw Of course I will. Eeek I have a Claireabella!