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Posted on July 31, 2014

NOW TV Nickelodeon Swap Shop Judge

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I’m very excited to have been chosen as a judge for the NOW TV Nickelodeon Swap Shop! You all know how much I love supporting anything to do with children’s creativity so getting to promote this and choose 10 of my favourite drawings is just awesome for me… and I guess I will have a little helper too 😉

We have just started using our free entertainment pass to NOW TV and we are loving it! Lots of fab films and programmes for the kids and grown ups!! The kids are loving having Nick Jr & Nickelodeon available at all times… I can see it being very hard to unsubscribe when our month is up!

NOW TV is thrilled to announce two exciting new additions to its children’s entertainment offering. Viewers can now watch Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. at any time, without a contract via the Entertainment Month Pass.

To celebrate, NOW TV is launching the NOW TV Nickelodeon Swap Shop. The social campaign is asking families to get creative in return for a free Nickelodeon digital activity pack crammed full of fun to keep children entertained this summer.

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Taking part is simple, all parents have to do is follow NOW TV on Twitter or Facebook. Over the next two weeks the NOW TV Nickelodeon Swap Shop will post characters from some of Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.’s most-loved shows such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom and Thomas and Friends.

Then it is over to the kids to get creative by drawing, painting or doodling their recreation of their favourite Nickelodeon characters. Mums and dads can then tweet a picture of their kids’ artwork with the hashtag #NickelodeonNOWTV or respond to the post on the NOW TV Facebook page to receive their free digital activity pack. Drawings to be submitted between 13th-17th August 🙂

Not only will every submission receive a digital activity pack but they will also be entered into a competition to win a Nickelodeon goody bag and a NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass – the perfect prize for kids to come home to after a long summer’s day!

Five expert judges (me being one of them!!) will pick the winners by selecting their 10 favourite entries each, which will be showcased on the NOW TV Facebook page for everyone to see.

I hope to see your drawings being submitted!

For more information on NOW TV visit nowtv.com or join them on Twitter @NOWTV and facebook.com/NOWTV.

Posted on July 9, 2014

Run or Dye

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I’m really excited to have signed up to my first ever colour run… Run or Dye! Me and Boo will be running along with my sister Cathy and G in Nottingham on the 11th October!

RUN OR DYE IS THE WORLD’S MOST COLOURFUL 5K

At Run or Dye, you become part of the rainbow.  As you run/walk/dance through the course, you will get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based powdered dye at every kilometer…turning you into a technicolour canvas of fun!

Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly be more colourful, you’ll cross the finish line and find yourself in the middle of a colourstorm at our Finish Festival!  You’ll jam out with our awesome emcees as they count down to the moment when YOU get to Tie-Dye the Sky and open your FREE colour packet to share a bit of the rainbow with your friends, family, and everyone else around you.  The result is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that many people tell us is the most fun they’ve ever had exercising.

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Sounds and looks awesome doesn’t it? Do you fancy joining us?

Run or Dye is for absolutely everyone!  Whether you’re a recovering couch potato or an avid marathon runner, you’ll love the atmosphere and experience at Run or Dye.  You’re welcome to walk, run, dance, or skip your way to the finish line.  And Run or Dye is family-friendly — kids 6 and under run FREE!

You can sign up today for the Nottingham run on 11th October and receive £3 off the sign up fee by quoting ‘MUMMYLOVES‘  when you sign up here http://uk.runordye.com/ (If you want to sign up to a different city just let me know and I will see if I can get a code for you to use too)

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Seriously Boo and I are so so excited!! We have been waiting for another race we could do together for a while now! I love that kids under 6 go free so Bugs might just be joining us too!!  Hopefully we’ll see you there xx

* I have received two free tickets for Run or Dye.

 

Posted on April 4, 2014

M&S Nottingham Unveil New Beauty Department

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M&S in Nottingham will be unveiling their new improved store in the City Centre on the 17th April. This is to include a brand new beauty department…

A new Beauty section spanning 2,000 sq ft will offer an extensive range of M&S’ own-brand products, including its new natural and eco-friendly body care range, Pure, along with some of the world’s leading and exclusive beauty brands such as NUXE, REN and Leighton Denny, all of which have been handpicked by M&S experts. All staff at the new beauty counter are trained with the M&S makeover qualification, and will offer free makeovers and beauty advice to customers. Much-loved hair care brands such as Philip Kingsley, and perfume brands – including Lyn Harris – will also be on offer.

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M&S Beauty opened its first beauty department in the Kensington High Street Marks & Spencer in May 2012 and the Beauty departments have continued to open during 2012, 2013 and 2014. M&S  Beauty is also available online at www.marksandspencer.com

I had absolutely no idea that M&S has so many of their own beauty brands and I am really looking forward to going into the new store to try some of them out.

M&S Brands

  • Lyn Harris Perfumer London – An exquisite range of fragrances for women and men from the Highly regarded Lyn Harris.  This range is exclusively created by perfumer Lyn Harris for M&S
  • Cowley Manor – a beautiful British contemporary spa brand. Exclusively created for M&S for the ultimate lifestyle experience
  • Pure Skincare – a skincare and bodycare brand with a natural and eco friendly proposition
  • Ragdale Hall – a best-selling range at M&S offering a traditional and luxury spa range
  • Autograph – A celebrated premium range of beauty products from makeup, fragrances and accessories
  • Limited Collection – wearable on trend make up, with high voltage colours and glamour
  • Floral Collection – for a sensorial bath and body experience
  • Florentyna – M&S’s no.1 selling fragrance brand
  • Formula – A targeted skincare line for all ages
  • Beauty Emporium – visual, eye catching with plenty of colour and the fun factor
  • Hello Kitty – An edgy and fashion-led teen beauty range
  • Ingredients – A stunning gift range from around the world using ingredients from nature
  • Natures Extracts – an affordable, everyday range of bath and body products
  • Per Una – The best-selling fashion line launches its exquisite beauty range
  • Royal Jelly – The heritage range has been re-launched with contemporary and premium
  • Spa Collection – A revitalising, cleansing, hydrating and calming collection. Packed with essential oils

As well as stocking their own brands the new beauty department will stock other brands such as…

  • Philip Kingsley – The award-winning haircare from the hair and scalp expert
  • Tara Smith – British based, celebrity-favourite vegan hair brand – tested on celebrities not animals
  • Australian Native Botanicals – An authentic natural choice of haircare from native plant Ingredients
  • Apivita – Greece’s leading natural range of skincare – derived from the honey bee
  • Dr Murad – Best-selling transforming skincare range from the US
  • H20+ – Sea derived skincare to repair and recharge the skin
  • Nuxe – One of France’s leading natural skincare brands – ‘Beauty by Nature’
  • Dr Renaud – ‘happy cosmetology’ – Skincare with iconic natural ingredients
  • Skyn Iceland – Derived from Icelandic waters, the perfect skin solution for stressed skin
  • Filorga – Mimicking surgical procedures such as anti-ageing fillers, meso-therapy and face peels
  • Leighton Denny – Internationally renowned nail expert Leighton Denny launched his exclusive nail line at M&S
  • and many more!!!

I was incredibly lucky to receive a beauty pack containing M&S’ very own Autograph lipstick and mascara, PHILIP KINGSLEY Smooth & Shiny Trial Pack and a REN Hot Cloth Cleanser; all lovely products and I cannot wait to pop into town to treat myself to some more goodies and a free makeover whilst I am there 🙂

Posted on December 17, 2013

Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream

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Due to the exceptional demand to join Mickey Mouse and friends at London’s O2 Arena this Christmas, extra dates have been added to Disney On Ice’s newest performance Dare to Dream, showing from 27th December.

For those who haven’t purchased their tickets yet now is the perfect time to enjoy the ultimate Disney princess experience with an additional evening show added on Sunday 29th December at 6:30pm, along with an extra matinee performance on Friday 3rd January at 2:45pm.

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Starting off in New Orleans, boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen, who embark on a magical and musical journey that all begins with a faithful kiss. Next stop is the enchanted forest of Snow White. Snow White and her Seven Dwarfs face treacherous challenges and a deathly apple to find Snow White’s one true love, the Prince.

The quest continues with Rapunzel and her magic long locks as the young princess discovers life away from her dark tower, finding love and friends along the way. Audiences experience a finale like no other with Cinderella and her glass slipper, an unforgettable fantasy come true!

Don’t miss out on the chance to see your favourite Disney princesses come together this winter in a unique show that combines tales as old as time, with Cinderella and Snow White, as well as modern day beauties from Tangled and Princess and the Frog.

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