Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Review: Boux Avenue bath time loveliness

I don't normally take the time for a bath. I'm a shower girl - bish, bash, bosh. Done. No faffing around with aromatherapy oils, scented candles or bath pillows.

But when Boux Avenue - the latest venture by millionaire entrepreneur Theo Paphitis' - offered to send me some products, I decided to get in the spirit of things.

And boy am I glad I did.

I liked the sound of the White Chiffon range - it sounded light but luxurious - so I opted for the White Chiffon shimmer bath soak and the White Chiffon body lotion.

The bath soak looked like pure gold. So I poured in a *very* generous helping. It smelt wonderful - like lily, jasmine and elderflower.

It's not a bubble bath, so there weren't enormous fluffy bubbles, but instead I was presented with a beautifully silky, gorgeous-smelling bath which I couldn't wait to dive into.

It was so lovely and relaxing that I didn't want to get out. But I remembered the White Chiffon body lotion, which I slathered myself in the minute I got out. It made my skin incredibly soft, smooth and again smelling of jasmine and lily. I went to bed totally relaxed and enjoyed a deep, comatose sleep.


*Boux Avenue are a bespoke lingerie company but their bath products are currently on offer - 3 for 2 - so get them for Christmas presents! I'm going to put an order in for my mum... Also, you can follow Boux Avenue on Twitter here*

Thursday, 24 November 2011

happy birthday sex, shopping and chocolate!

So it's been one long year since I began my little blog, and I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to all of you for reading.

Today, I'll be accepting balloons, cupcakes and jewellery in the form of birthday gifts. Alternatively, you could just follow my blog :-)

Saturday, 12 November 2011

DIY Movember nails

It's Movember.

And whilst the boys are brushing up on their face pubes and dusting off their mo' combs, us girls are left at a loose end. How do we get involved? And for those of you waving your hands in the air, waiting to suggest the crude and unthinkable - shut up. I'm not growing me a bush.

So, when I saw this video on DIY Movember nails, I knew I'd have to give them a go too.

All you need is a base colour nail polish, a black nail art pen, and a top coat.

Step 1: use a pale pink (or any colour, really) for your base colour. I chose a very pale pink to make the moustaches really stand out.

Step 2: Using a nail art pen (you can't do this without one..) mark out the shape of the moustache. You need two large black circles in the middle. Then two smaller dots either side of the bigger circles which will mark out where the tips of the moustache will go. Then join them up. 

Note: make your moustaches relatively small and then fill them out to create your perfect moustache shape.

Step 3: leave to dry (essential), cover in a clear top coat, and away you go!

Now everyone can enjoy Movember :-)

Monday, 7 November 2011

have you seen this yet? The Little Rooster!

We've all been wrenched from perfect slumber by incessant alarm clocks.
We've all wished for a better way to be roused from sleep.
We've all dreamt of a wake-up call that doesn't make us loathe mornings.

Well, ladies, our prayers have been answered because the Little Rooster alarm clock has arrived.

It's an alarm clock that wakes you with pleasure. It won't jerk you into consciousness, no, it'll gently rouse you from sleep. Slowly. Tenderly. Sensually. Helping you to savour that delicious semi-conscious moment before having to get up. And it might even get you in the mood for something other than breakfast.

How does it work?

Well, you simply slip the little device inside your knickers and rest it on your pubic mound with the vibrating bit curving down onto your clit and labia.

[I'm a little sceptical about it staying in place, but they assure you that it doesn't become misplaced no matter how much you move about in your sleep.]

You personalise your wake-up call to suit your *ahem* needs, by customising how gently it begins, the maximum intensity, how long it lasts for (that'll be all morning then?), etc.

It has 27 silent power levels, three "turbo" settings, dual motors, and a 'play' setting which transforms it from alarm clock mode to versatile-two-motor-sex-toy mode.

And because the Little Rooster is silent, it won't wake anyone else up, which means there will be no more moaning from your partner to shut-that-fucking-alarm-clock-up.

I think it's utterly perfect.

No more alarm bells blasting you into consciousness. No more irritating radio DJs. No more loathsome Monday mornings. With the Little Rooster, no one will blame you for hitting that snooze button over and over and over and over again.

***Normally the Little Rooster costs £69, but for a limited time only you can get yours for £49 with the special code 'snorgasm'***