Sunday, 29 November 2015

Imperial Leather Sweets Range Shower Gels

As soon as I saw these in Boots, I knew I had to try them!
Anything that has the scent of sweets definitely gets my attention and at £1 each they are a must.

These new shower gels are inspired by those sweets we use to get in our pick n mix after school (When you actually got your moneys worth!)
Sherbet Lemon, Fruit Salad and Marshmallow.
Personally my favourite one is the Marshmallow, I am obsessed with Flumps!

I have quite sensitive skin so have to be careful when using fragranced products but I haven't had any problem using these, they are silky smooth and the scents are delicious, you can still smell them in the bathroom even after your shower.

I believe there is also another sweet product which is Spearmints, I can imagine that smells just as good as the others.

You can get your sweet scented shower gel here or in your local Boots.

Maxine x  

Monday, 23 November 2015

Tanya Burr Beauty Advent Calendar

The Christmas beauty advent calendars are definitely popular this year. I've read numerous posts on all of them and wish I could buy some of the more luxurious ones.
I've not had a beauty advent calendar before and definitely wanted to try one this year.
After browsing the internet to see which one I'd like to purchase I decided on the Tanya Burr Deck The Hauls 12 Days of Christmas Beauty Calendar.
Affordability did have quite a big factor in this choice at the time of buying it was £15 (which I am guessing is the same with most people) although it wasn't the main reason for me choosing this particular calendar.

I've been a fan of Tanya Burr for over a year now, I'm subscribed to her YouTube channel and enjoy watching her make up tutorials, vlogs and baking tutorials! (I love baking)
Her beauty products are also amazing, I love that the range caters for anybody and everybody.

Now, I'm obviously writing this post before I've opened the calendar to see which products are featured however I can guess what may be included. Nail polishes, lip gloss, eye shadows...?
It does actually tell you on the back of the calendar which products are included but I'm not looking at this as I think the whole reason of the advent calendar is the excitement of what is going to be behind the windows.

Looking at the calendar I'm really impressed with detail based on this being one of the more affordable ones you can tell there's still a lot that's been put into the calendar's design etc.

Along the top of the calendar it's a really nice glittery effect with the Tanya Burr logo and description. (Who doesn't love glitter?!)
The design is 'Tanya's House' with the products being behind the 'actual windows' which is cute.
I'm really looking forward to starting the calendar, I'm assuming it's a 12 day countdown to Christmas so I'll try and be patient and not start it on the 1st December! (I have a chocolate advent calendar to start from the beginning :) )
Make sure to follow my Instagram where I'll be posting a photo of every product from the calendar counting down to Christmas. (MaxineFrancis89)
Also let me know if you have purchased any of the beauty advent calendars and which one you chose this year.
Maxine x
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Check out Tanya Burr's beauty range at Superdrug here.

All views/opinions are my own. 

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Festive Decorations for The Home

10 Items to Make Your Home More Festive!

Christmas is definitely my favourite time of year, the cosy evenings in with a hot chocolate and watching films with cinnamon scented candles burning is my idea of perfection and also because we got engaged Christmas Day morning of course!
I love browsing the internet and looking in shops for festive decorations.

I've put together a list of items which I think are perfect for any home.

Laura Ashley 'Wish' Lit Sign - £56 (sale price)
Maxine x

(All prices shown are correct at the time of posting)
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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The Disney Tag!

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you will know how obsessed I am with Disney. I could actually talk about Disney 24/7! (Other super fans will understand this)
In May 2012 my fiancĂ© and I took the dream holiday to Walt Disney World and I've been itching to get back. 
In the meantime there will be a few Disney posts which I'm looking forward to sharing.

The first one I want to do is the infamous 'Disney Tag' I've seen this a lot on YouTube and they always look fun. I've picked what I feel are the best set of questions, Here goes....

1. Favourite Disney Movie?
Beauty and The Beast - I've loved this Disney movie since I can remember. I actually cried when I met Belle at WDW!

2. Favourite Disney Character?
This is quite a hard one as like most people I have a favourite character in each Disney movie. OK I'm going to go with Stitch, Belle, Sebastian and Genie.

3. What Type of Disney Items Do You Collect The Most?
At the moment I'd say I collect the DVD's the most, I'm aiming to get pretty much every Disney movie on DVD, including the ones you don't really hear about. I'd love to collect the Disney Traditions ornaments but need somewhere to put them all!

4. Favourite Disney Song?
Again this is hard as every Disney movie has an amazing song but I'll go with A Whole New World, I See The Lights and Something There
5. Favourite Ride/Attraction at The Parks?
I loved Soarin' at Epcot I thought it was amazing so I think I'll go for that one. When we visited WDW the Mine Train at Magic Kingdom wasn't open so I can't wait to go on this when we go back!

6. What is Your Dream Job at Disney?
I'd love to work in the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, seeing the little girls faces when they've been made into a Princess - so sweet!
7. Your Favourite Disney Memory?
I'm going to take it that this means when visiting the parks and I'd say my favourite memory was seeing 'The Sign' for the first time. It was the first of many times during our visit to WDW that I cried!
8. What's your saddest moment in any Disney Movie?
I think this is going to apply to most people but I think it has to be when Mufasa died in The Lion King, it gets me every time!
9. Which Disney Voice Actor Would You Like To Meet?
Unfortunately it wouldn't be possible but I'd say Robin Williams, he was brilliant as Genie and an incredible actor.
10. Which Disney Resort is Your Favourite?
I've only stayed at one and it was amazing and that was Port Orleans French Quarter, my dream would be to stay at The Grand Floridian, maybe one day we'll win the lottery!

11. Which Disney Princess Has The Best Sidekick?
I'd probably say Jasmine with Rajah just because no one would mess with a Princess with a tiger! He's sweet as well.
12. If You Could Say Anything to Walt Disney, What Would it Be?
I think i'd just thank him like a million times for creating the Disney brand and making pretty much every ones childhood amazing because even if you're not a huge Disney fan there's at least one movie that you like and reminds you of your childhood.
So that's my Disney tag and I have to admit it was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be! It's hard to only have one answer to questions that you could make a list to.
I hope you enjoyed reading my answers, if you decide to do a Disney tag on your blog leave the link on the comments below so I can check it out.
See you real soon
Maxine x
Views/Opinions are my own. 

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Avon Colour Correcting Pearls

When I first started my blog I knew I wanted to write a post about this amazing product.
I'm obsessed a huge fan of Avon and I place an order at least every other brochure, I've tried pretty much every product they sell and stock up on products that suit my skin type.
I've got quite dry skin and as I'm also fair I'm prone to blemishes which can be a nightmare especially when going out. Therefore I have tried numerous amount of foundations to help cover the blemishes and also help with the dryness.
These little pearl balls are brilliant, I either put them on top of my foundation or if just popping out to the shops use them on their own as they are just as effective.
There are five different coloured pearls and each one helps to tackle discolourations;
Green Reduces: to neutralise redness.
Yellow Brightens: to neutralise purple tones and under eye circles.
Purple Revitalises: to counteract yellowness.
Peach Balances: to even out dark spots.
White Highlights: to illuminate the face
When brands release new products that seem too good to be true, they usually are so I was a little optimistic when I first ordered these. When I bought them they were on offer so I thought why not?! Everyone loves a bargain.
I decided to put them to the test when first trying them and not apply any base foundation, I was quite surprised with the results. My skin looked a lot more even and it reduced the redness quite significantly which I was very happy about as that was the main reason I bought them so any other benefits was a bonus. So when I then applied my base foundation and put this on top I was even more impressed.
As you probably would have guessed I'd definitely recommend Avon Colour Correcting Pearls!
They are currently on offer for the price I bought them for - £6!
I've added the link here for you to go check them out.
Let me know below if you also use the colour correcting pearls and if you are as happy about them as I am.
Maxine x
All views/opinions are my own.
Price correct at time of post.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Here Goes Nothing...

Hey! Thank you for checking out my very first blog.....nervous much?!
I've been contemplating for a while now about starting a blog and thought I'd take the plunge and see how it goes.

A Little about me
I'm a 26 year old self confessed Disney addict, who enjoys reading, eating chocolate, watching films/tv series and Sunday Netflix binges. I'm currently engaged to my better half of nearly 10 years (I know!), we are starting to plan the wedding after Christmas so watch out for wedding blogs next year.
I work full time so I'll blog as much as I can, mainly during evenings and weekends.
I'm always over on Twitter and Instagram though so follow me on there for more posts and updates (see what I did there!)

Twitter - ChatterboxMax
Instagram - maxinefrancis89

I love watching YouTube videos and reading blogs, I'll maybe do a post in the near future of my favourite channels I'm subscribed to so watch this space.

One of the reasons that I wanted to start blogging is the community, I love meeting new people and having a good natter (slang for chat for those of you who may be reading this far afield) so it seemed like the perfect thing to do. Everyone seems super friendly and it's always nice to make new friends.

Another reason is whenever I come across anything whether it be a product or a place that takes my interest I like to recommend to other people and writing/posting blogs seems like the perfect way of doing this.

As I am completely new to this please bear with me! I'm still figuring out the best way to show off my blog and make a few tweaks here and there, any tips would be very appreciated! :-)

I'm going to leave my blog here before I start rambling.
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Thank you again for checking my first blog out and I'll see you on the next one!


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