I recently lost a bit of weight on the Exante Diet and it was time to update my wardrobe and get some clothes that fit me properly. So m...

New Wardrobe For The New Me

I recently lost a bit of weight on the Exante Diet and it was time to update my wardrobe and get some clothes that fit me properly.
So my first choice was to go to https://www.simplybe.co.uk/ because I've bought clothes from there before, I got a bra from there a while back and it was my absolute favorite without a doubt.

My first choice for new clothes were jeans, the staple of every wardrobe, well mine are big on me now and fell down quite a lot so they were a must! I picked the waist shaper jeggings (See Here) because they just looked amazing and I have to so say I was so right because they look amazing on too! They're so soft and they fit really comfortably too.
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Next on my list to get were so linen trousers, I found a great pair that are partly elasticated at the waist and they fit like a glove, they are high waisted so very comfy for my mum-tum and have pockets too so that's a bonus!! The pattern is very eye catching and they're very flared so would be perfect with some sandals now it's getting warmer.
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I then needed some tops, I found a two pack of really lovely tops in black and white, they have small straps and are very flowy and go perfect with the jeans I chose, the tops are really great quality and have a pleat in the middle for syle. they were so cheap and a great addition to any wardrobe. 

Lastly, I chose a new pinafore, I love wearing pinnies with tights and a long top underneath plus a nice long necklace as an extra accessory, this really fits lovely and has pockets too which I love!!! 
simply beIt comes in black from size 12 all the way to 32 and it compliments my shape so much its a stunning addition to my new wardrobe. 

All the items I chose are lovely and fit me so well I'm so pleased with my new choices and will definitely be buying more from Simply Be in the future!

Disclosure: I received the clothes as a gift for review and my honest and own opinion.


Nearly everyone has had at least one Date Night Failure in their lifetime, Whether they never see the person again on not its always funny...

Date Night Failures: The Series

Nearly everyone has had at least one Date Night Failure in their lifetime, Whether they never see the person again on not its always funny to share it!

Today we have Jo from A Rose Tinted World sharing her experience.

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At the start of 2012, I had recently split with a long term boyfriend of 8 years. Having just turned 40, all my mates were in long term relationships or married. There was not going to be many ways that I would be meeting eligible guys. So I turned to online dating as a way of meeting that 'special someone’.

I joined eHarmony, Match.com, and POF. I was determined if nothing else! Pretty soon messages came in, and I started to meet some of the guys that messaged me online.

I actually had several really strange dates, but one of the funniest was with a bank manager from North Yorkshire.

His profile looked promising. He had been married before, but he looked quite trim and youthful for his age. We seemed to have a lot in common so I decided to meet him in the center of town for a drink and perhaps dinner.

Now I am only 5 foot 3, but when I turned up in my heels (which were not the highest) I was horrified to discover that he was shorter than me! His profile had said he was 5 foot 9. 5 foot 9 my arse! Furthermore, his profile photos were definitely from a much earlier time. I thought that he'd looked quite young in his profile. Not surprising seeing as I think he'd used photos from the previous decade!

As we sat and had a drink, he started to tell me a little more about himself. Namely his very messy divorce and how he was trying to hide money from his ex-wife so she wouldn't get her hands on it. I was both horrified and agog. It was like listening to a real-life soap opera.

We moved into the restaurant. And as we sat down he said loudly "Rather poncy in here innit?" As the waiter came over to show us the menu and the specials board he even commented to the waiter about how expensive everything was! If the floor could've opened I'd have been glad to be sucked down into oblivion…

Instead, I finished my (very lovely) meal. As did he. And when the bill came, I wasn't shocked to hear him exclaim at the price. But then he turned to me and said: "Well, you can pay half, considering you're a dentist”.

Now, I would have happily offered. But that is no way to treat a lady.

At the end of the night, we said our goodbyes, and I think I chuckled in the taxi all the way home at how horrendous it had been. 

He kept on sending me texts after that asking if we could meet up again. But no, he didn't make it to date number 2!

My date gets a 3 out of 10, for pure entertainment value. 

My advice would definitely be to be picky when dating. Don't settle for anything less than the best because you are definitely worth it. But do remember, you may have to kiss a lot of frogs before you meet your prince or princess! I got a bit disheartened after a while, but finally met someone online in 2014 and now we have a lovely little girl.

I’m Jo and I blog at https://www.arosetintedworld.co.uk
I’m on Facebook at www.facebook.com/arosetintedworld
And on Instagram at www.instagram.com/arosetinted

Nearly everyone has had at least one Date Night Failure in their lifetime, Whether they never see the person again on not its always funny ...

Date Night Failures: The Series

Nearly everyone has had at least one Date Night Failure in their lifetime, Whether they never see the person again on not its always funny to share it! 

Today we have Jade From Mummies Waiting telling her story of her date night failure!

date night failures

What was your worst date? The first proper ‘date’ I had with my husband.


Who was it with? (someone online, your partner?) At the time he was the boy I met in the park. We were chatting online (my friends didn’t like him, so that made me want to talk to him haha!) He posted a ’status’ on his MSN (get me old ’skewl’) which said ‘did you know you can go to prison for blogging’ I thought he was making a dig at my newly formed blog so I messaged him to start an argument. However we got on really well and ended up arranging a date.


What made it a failure? He met up with his friend and brought his friend and his son with him. We went to Pizza Hut and at the end of the meal he paid for himself, his son and his friend, but didn’t pay for me. Later he decided he was going to sneak money into my bag! But then changed his mind.


Did anything embarrassing happen? He asked me to take his toddler to the bathroom to change his nappy! I hadn’t met him before! Stupidly I did. (Apparently he thought that only women toilets had a changing table, not sure what he would have done without me there then!)



Also, to this day, he tells me that when we all ordered a sharing cookie dough for dessert I ate out all. I don’t believe I did, but hey if so, he can’t complain that I eat everything now can he?! He knew what he was getting himself in for!
Did you see each other again? Would you? Well I married him, so I guess I would date him again!


Rate your date 1-10 I’ll give him a 10… but just incase he reads this!


Any advice? Just because a date seams bad, doesn’t;t necessarily mean they are bad. It could be a silly husband in disguise!






I’ve attached two pictures. Then and Now.



date night failures

Have you ever broke a pair of glasses? I have, and the stress of fixing them is crazy! Those tiny little screws and you have to find ...

SnapIt...A Eyeglass Repair Kit Review


Have you ever broke a pair of glasses? I have, and the stress of fixing them is crazy! Those tiny little screws and you have to find that small screwdriver you got in the Christmas cracker from last year round your grandparent's house, then you spend ages trying to get that tiny screw in the slot and it's just so tricky that you give up!

SnapIt has the solution, Snap-it Screws are 1.5cm long and have a small screw with a snappable end so you don't have to fiddle with those tiny ones.



Simply insert the SnapIt screw (pictured above) and screw in with the provided screwdriver, tighten the screw and snap off the end, DONE! the kit makes it so incredibly easy to fox any pair of glasses in a matter of minutes. The SnapIt Kit comes with 5 screws of varying lengths & thickness in a small container to keep it all together and is compatible with over 99% of glasses & sunglasses.

I found it really easy to use this kit and it literally took me less than a minute to do, its such a great price and will hopefully last a while (I'm quite clumsy with my glasses), I love the little tube it came in so I can keep it all together and keep it in the small compartment of my handbag.

SnapIt kit is available to purchase on Amazon, It's really affordable and will cost you less than a grande mocha from costa!
To get your hands on one for FREE enter the giveaway below.

Drop It. Screw It. Snap It.



Giveaway starts 13th March 2019 12:00AMGMT - 3rd April 2019 12:00PM GMT T&C's Apply, Open to UK Residents Only.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative review and all opinions are my own.

Whos getting ready for summer? I AM!!!! I'm so excited about all the summer season's new clothes and accessories, new sandals, new...

Getting Ready For Summer 19' FT. Tesalate

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Whos getting ready for summer? I AM!!!! I'm so excited about all the summer season's new clothes and accessories, new sandals, new bikini and new towels for the beach!!!
I'm so lucky to live so near to the beach, not that I wouldn't sunbathe in the park if we didn't have one haha.

Being healthy is good for you in a whole number of ways. Not only does it mean that you are able to live your best life in the way that you...

4 Ways To Make Being Healthy Much More Convenient

Being healthy is good for you in a whole number of ways. Not only does it mean that you are able to live your best life in the way that you want to, but it also means that you can save money. When you are healthier, you don’t have to spend as much money on trying to get in shape or with the cost of prescriptions, and so on. But being healthy, as broad as a term as it is, can be easier said than done, because how can you really be healthy when you are busy and stressed out? No matter how you wake up and start the day, you can still have some negative habits that can creep in, and then you’re just going about your day as you have all of the rest of the time. Convenience, as well as the habits that we have, can quite easily takeover any of the good intentions that we have.

There are things that we all know about being healthier; we all know that meal planning, cooking from scratch, and buying fresh vegetables to cook with are going to be good things to do. But when you’re busy, stressed, and have so many other things to do, it can be so much simpler to head to a drive-thru or buy a pre-prepared meal. But the good news is that in the modern day and age that we live in, there are many things that we can do and things that we can use that will make being healthy much simpler and much more convenient.


Meal Prep Companies

If you find that eating well is what is stopping you from being as healthy as you can be, then although there will be a cost to it, using a meal prep company for your food can be a good way to make sure you are eating well. There are companies where you can get the food cooked and delivered to your home, or where the portions and all the ingredients are measured and delivered, meaning that you don’t have to do the grocery shopping but can still eat well.

Make Exercise Functional

If the idea of going to the gym and lifting pieces of metal leaves you feeling pretty bored and uninspired, then you’re not alone. But exercise is a key part of being healthy, so making time to do it and finding something that you really enjoy is a key part of it all; you’re never going to be enthusiastic to do something that you don’t enjoy, and you certainly won’t stick to it. Which is why finding a way to exercise that is functional, rather that just something extra that you have to do, can be a convenient way to make exercise part of your day.

For example, something like cycling to work can be a great thing to do if you are able to, as it is exercise, but it is exercise that serves a purpose. Walking is another way to make exercise easy, as you could walk to the shops that you need to visit, for example. Look for ways to make exercise part of your normal day and it will make a big difference to how often you are able to do it.


Apps and Websites

If you are looking for ways to help make being healthy convenient, then you won’t go too far wrong by using some apps and websites that can make being healthy much easier for you. It could be anything from an app that calculates your food calories or step count, to using a website with an online doctor service; look for things that are going to make your day easier. These days it seems like there is an app for everything, and there pretty much is. So if you need a little help or motivation, then having something right in the palm of your hand can be just what you are looking for.

There are also apps to help you learn a new exercise routine right where you want to workout, at home, rather than having to get yourself to a gym class. It could be yoga or dance or whatever you fancy really. The good thing about these apps, is that like a gym class, you can work at your pace and different levels will be offered to you. Many apps are available on the app stores for your phone or tablet, and some completely free so there is likely to be something that works for you. Workout apps are a really easy way to get started on your workouts, but they may need some tweaking if you have specific needs like a bad back or injury. But they are going to cost less than a personal trainer, that is for sure.

Wearable Tech

On a similar note, there is a lot of wearable tech out there at the moment that can help you to be healthier. How about a fitness tracker that reminds you of things and monitors your daily workouts or healthy habits? You could even set up a timetable for a walk to help keep fit and a tracker could remind you of when you need to get out and do something about it. Fitness trackers allow you to count your steps and calculate the calories that you are burning. You can also log your meals and see how your foods may be affecting your weight with some wearable trackers. The tech can be also be linked with your scales so that each time you weigh yourself, you are able to track your progress.

The plus side is that wearable tech can help you stay on track and be a really key thing to help to keep you motivated. But these things don’t come cheap. You don’t want to buy it and then quickly get bored, as that can be a lot of money wasted. So make sure you’re committed to your new routine and to being healthier, before you spend your money on wearable tech.

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post

Energy bills are going up year by year, and they can cost homeowners a considerable amount of money. Fortunately, there are plenty of thing...

How To Save Money On Your Energy Bills

Energy bills are going up year by year, and they can cost homeowners a considerable amount of money. Fortunately, there are plenty of things that you can do to reduce your annual expenditure. Here, we look at some of the ways that you can save money on your energy bills.


Replace an Old Water Heater

An old water heater will struggle to perform as well as it once used to, which means it will have to work twice as hard to run efficiently. It could, therefore, be a wise decision to replace an old heater with a more modern source, which will save you money in the long term.

Install Secondary Glazing

Double-paned windows or secondary glazing not only looks great, but it is an energy efficient addition to a property. What’s more, it can help you save money each year which provides a handy return on your investment over the years.
In addition to lower energy bills, secondary glazing can also reduce your carbon footprint, and your home will also enjoy more peace and quiet, as it will insulate your property from any outside noise. What’s more, it can also successfully reduce condensation build-up to prevent mould and mildew. Remember, if your windows start to show any signs of damage, Westview glass can carry out repairs.

Add Cavity Wall Insulation

Heat will naturally flow from a warm environment to a cold area. This means our homes can lose a considerable amount of heat during the cold winter months. If you are tired of having to heat your home during the colder seasons, we suggest warming up your property with cavity wall insulation. It can reduce energy bills every year. You should, therefore, research the best way to insulate the walls of your property.

Insulate Your Attic

Stop heat from escaping from your home by insulating your attic. It is advised to add a depth of 270mm of insulation into your attic, which will help keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. If your loft has no damp or condensation issues, attic insulation will last for up to 40 years, so it can practically pay for itself.

Stop Leaving Devices on Standby

Leaving your devices and electrical appliances on standby could be costing your home a significant amount of money. We, therefore, recommend turning off your appliances at the socket, and you could even invest in a standby saver so you can turn off several devices at the click of one button. It is, however, important to note that some devices will need to remain plugged in such as a fridge, freezer, satellite or digital TV recorders.

Draught Proof Your Property

Heat could easily escape from a variety of draughts within your home such as doors, windows, chimneys, and gaps in the floor. We, therefore, recommend blocking any cracks in your skirting boards and floors – regular maintenance of your property must be scheduled. You should also install a chimney draught excluder, and hang thick curtains in front of your windows and doors.

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.

In the winter I wear tights all the time, With shorts, or dresses I literally love them, So I what better place to get them from than  U...

UK Tights Review

uk tights review


In the winter I wear tights all the time, With shorts, or dresses I literally love them, So I what better place to get them from than UK Tights The variety on the website is absolutely huge and they're really affordable too! Like any pattern you can think of they probably have it. They even have body stockings too for those naughty nights and a large selection of leggings too!

I picked 3 different tights from the fashion tights collection, first was a metal coloured pair of Trasparenze tights, second, I chose a floral pair in red and a crotchless pair in black that look absolutely amazing. Plus I got a hosiery washing bag to keep them safe in the wash!
uk tights review

All the tights I ordered were in a larger size as I have a large figure, and the crotchless pair was a perfect fit, the floral pair were just stunning but didn't fit very well and ripped as I pulled them up which is guttering but maybe I should have got the size up?! The chevron patterned ones fit beautiful and look amazing so I was so chuffed with those and they all wash up really lovely with the wash bag so they don't get ripped or plucked by anything.

The selection of hosiery and leggings[ they have on the site is really amazing and I can't wait to order some more in the future.

Disclosure: The tights I received were gifted to me in exchange for an open and honest review.



So most mother's knows the cross your legs before you sneeze feeling, or when you can't jump on a trampoline without wetting you...

How To Train Your Pelvic Floor Ft. Perifit



So most mother's knows the cross your legs before you sneeze feeling, or when you can't jump on a trampoline without wetting yourself slightly, yeah they're my issues too, and after having 2 kids my pelvic floor has gone to poop! It's not terrible but I could defiantly use some training!


The pelvic floor is made up of several muscles as well as connective tissues that act to support the functions of the reproductive, urinary, and digestive systems. The closing function of the pelvic floor is to help the urethra open and close to going to the loo at the appropriate time and also allows the vagina to narrow and widen for sexual intercourse or insertion of a tampon/mooncup. The second function of the pelvic floor is providing support to the abdominal contents and pelvic organs.


So, I was searching the web on how to exercise my pelvic floor and I came across Perifit
kegel exerciser with Bluetooth you insert into your vagina and connect to your phone as you use your pelvic floor to play games to train yourself with their innovative app





The app is absolutely amazing, it measures how much time you use your pelvic floor and also how strong it is too, it comes with a couple of games that you can play by using those all-important muscles and also a manual mode too.



"Perifit is an FDA- and CE-approved medical device that is recommended by doctors to prevent prolapse and incontinence, eliminate the need to wear pads permanently, aid quick recovery from childbirth and surgery, regain core strength and bladder control, and enhance confidence in the bedroom."- Perifit

Connecting the device to the app is really simple, it uses Bluetooth and has a little loop wire that acts as a signal. Simply turn on the device and the green light will flash, as soon as you're ready and you've inserted the device inside you press start on the app and start training! It isn't very long but you can play as many times as you wish.


The device is made from medical grade silicone and is waterproof too so easy to clean, just make sure you read the welcome guide with tips on how to care for your device.


I really love the idea of this product and will definitely keep using it, The Perifit app is available from the App Store and Google Play and you can enter my GIVEAWAY below to win one for yourself!!


Giveaway is open to UK only and ends 13th March 2019 11:59PM



PERIFIT GIVEAWAY


Disclosure: I was gifted this product for a review with my honest opinion.

I recently started thinking about getting more toys into the bedroom and what better place to start than Nomitang - German Engineered a...

The Sex Toys You Need...From Nomitang



the sex toys you need nomitang

I recently started thinking about getting more toys into the bedroom and what better place to start than Nomitang - German Engineered and high-grade silicone, Some of the best quality toys on the market.


I was looking at the vibrators and came across the Wild Rabbit, The perfect vibrator for the perfect playtime. It has 10 vibration patterns, USB charged and it even has an I-touch slider so no more pressing a million buttons to turn up the vibes. It's also waterproof up to 1 meter and it's deadly quiet. The vibe comes with a travel lock so if you put it in a bag you can lock it and it won't turn on, to activate or deactivate the travel lock press the power button until the blue light flashes twice. The product came in a really stylish sleek box which was really impressive, included is a user manual and a USB charging cable.


Nomitang WIld Rabbit


Inspired by Newton’s cradle, featuring three very powerful motors creating a sensation of travelling and looping vibrations inside and out, resulting in an ultimate screaming O! - Nomitang

Next, I found the Intimate Keggle Balls, There's so much fun to be had with these, they're so discrete so can literally be worn anywhere plus, they exercise your pelvic floor and for us mummies that's sooo helpful! The Keggle balls are atomically designed with two weight options and are made with Skin-friendly FDA grade silicone material, they're also waterproof and really easy to clean.
The Keggle balls also came in a stylish box, it's a great box to store them in after use so they don't get too dirty.
Nomitang Intimate


IntiMate is an amazing set of two highly effective Kegel balls! It’s for women who want to enhance their sensuality- a combined pleasure and fitness system that enables women and their partners to enhance their sensation for years to come.
IntiMate features greatly soft silicone finish and so make women feel more comfortable to be worn. The highly weighted and soundless rotation of the inner balls works with everyday movements to better assist the muscles contractions therefore strengthening the pelvic floor.- Nomitang
Both Toys are great additions to my ever-growing collection and probably some of the best quality toys I've had to date. I really love the I-touch function it makes playtime so much easier and I love that it ties in with the design so well too. I really love the colours for both, as you can see from the photos I received the rabbit and keggle balls in pink but the rabbit is available in other colours too. Both Products are made from FDA grade silicone so even those who are latex free can use these products so it's safe for all, being said they do need to be cleaned before every use as you can get lint stuck to it but its easily wiped off with a damp cloth.

Overall my favourite has to be the Wild Rabbit, its handheld loop and I-touch slider are brilliant and innovative, the settings are extremely pleasurable and the size (just over 4 inches) is perfect and not at all uncomfortable. Plus I really love the colour pink! 

I received both products for review in exchange for my honest opinion.