Ah its that time of the month again when my postman drops off a delightful box of goodies for me to test and play with, Glossybox is my favorite of the monthly subscription boxes and continues to shine bright in the world of makeup.

but I wont babble to much about all that, heres what I got in this months box

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Nail Medic – Nail and Cuticle Energizer – my nails are horrible, one of things I do when I am anxious is either nibble my nails or the skin around them and they just look bad but using this has made my skin and nails feel a little better, I adore the color and the scent is actually quite pleasant compared to what nail polish is, I can see this being one of those items that I will use regularly.

Evelyn Iona Cosmetics – Green Tea Primer – Primer is one of those beauty products I see everyone talk about but me being the newbie that I am, I don’t know the different between a primer and a good face cream.. but I have used this and I am now not going back! its a gentle scented little beauty that has become a new favorite of mine, sits on the skin lightly and has helped my makeup go on and stay on for a lot longer than any other cream that I use.

Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Facial Oil – I have seen Dr Botanicals products around lately and I have most certainly seen facial oils practically everywhere on Instagram, so I was interested in trying them out and of course you could imagine my excitement finding them in my box this month, I have used a facial type oil before back in one of my Birch Boxes and I actually prefer this better, its not as oily as the old one, which if you weren’t careful made my skin really oily, but this goes on almost like water and has little to no scent at all,  A pleasant little surprise!

Apicia Cream Blush – Looks like another facial cream? Nope, its a lovely dark red blush, which surprisingly when blended in doesn’t look as shocking as it does in the tube, I have never used a cream blush before because I was always worried how the color would look, would it be to bright.. but I am very wrong and much like the Primer, I am not going back to the old ways, I am converted hah.

Books Beauty Beneath Supplements – I am going to be brutally honest with this one, I wont be trying them out, they happen to contain fish oils and beef gelatin and aren’t vegetarian friendly but I am going to offer them to my mum to see if she would like to give them a try, they are a boots own branded multi vitamin tablet that you take once a day and come in two different sizes, claim to help with fine lines, wrinkles and help improve skin texture.

This months box has been a wonderful selection of skin friendly products and its been wonderful pampering my skin and nails for a change, if you would like to give Glossybox a try you can here and enjoy a little pamper time!

Until next time

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I know I talked about autumn being one of my favorite times of year, but I have to admit I do enjoy it when all the birds appear and start looking for a future mate..

Every school run I am greeted by this beautiful little chap sitting on the bushes, hes not afraid of me and I have gotten close to him on occasion and of course Robin, my little girl who is obsessed with ‘Bobs’ loves seeing him too!

cheeky little fellow!

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Exciting times in the Mummy Cat household of late, We was asked to test out and review a Gel-A-Peel kit at the start of the month and try our hand at designing our own diary, Amelia was actually overly excited at the idea as she is such a creative little creature, She is forever drawing or asking for paper so I thought it would be perfect for her.

It does have an age recommendation of 8 years plus but I was sure that with my supervision she would be good to sit and draw to her hearts content, The pack we got came with three different colors of Gel a Peel pens, a mold to create jewellery, one guide paper, one clear plastic cover so that you could trace over the guides and not have it stick to the paper and a set of fish hook earring wires so you can create your own earrings..

Amelia loved the packaging and the colors, after years of trying to avoid the typical obsession with pink, Her reaction was just a simple gasp and a giggle of ‘Its Pink!!’ and of course the excitement of the purple diary and the chance to get creating.

The ‘pens’ themselves were easy to use, once you take the caps off which I completely forgot to do on one of them and do not require a lot of pressure to squeeze out the almost silicone like product, Amelia is left handed but had issues writing with them but because they’re designed for slightly bigger hands she had to use both to sketch and draw just fine with only a slight awkwardness but she enjoyed every second of creating her own diary.

One of the great things I found of the gel is that as the name suggests, its easily peelable, if you make a mistake with something you can simple wait for it to dry and peel it off to start again, which also would  be wonderful if you are forever changing you ideas and can keep creating new pictures onto the diary but I recommend not touching them with bare hands because they are sticky and me being stupid ended up getting pink gel over the carpet!!

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Would I recommend them – Yes, for older children and even for adults, they sort of remind me of those Scoobi plastic strands, you could sit there for a few ours just creating which I know many do as a form of relaxation and I have found myself putting little dots onto my ipad case.

Price – These kind of toys range anywhere from £10 to £30 but with anything it all depends on where you shop from and how many you want in a pack, there are also refills and extra packs and because of their size and how you use them they can last for a while, just as long as you remember to pop the lid back on after use.

Anything Else – These would be perfect for older children, as the packaging suggests its designed for 8 years plus but my 6 year old managed just fine with them and really enjoyed creating and making with them with my supervision and we’ve both enjoyed making jewellery and adding a little colour onto our boring diaries (and ipad cases!)

Here is our completed diary, as you can probably see, there was some rubbing out! but Amelia loved the task of perfecting it to her own style, full of flowers.

You can find Gel-A-Peel at any toy stores and online.

Until next time

Me, Being Mummy
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Product was sent to me for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Welcome to the 100 Truths tag!! its where you learn a little bit more about me and some opinions along the way, I was tagged by the wonderful Ruth from Mummy and the Mexicans and I hope you enjoy my answers.

The Basics.

1 What’s your name?
Sarah, boring name if you ask me.
2 Any nicknames or aliases?
I am known as iLemmy on many other places on the internet, which is also my xbox gamertag.
 3 Your gender?
Female
4 Your star sign?
 Aries!
5 How old are you?
I am the ripe ol’ age of 31
6 Your relationship status?
 Currently married, almost for 5 years now, Im honestly surprised hes lasted this long hah
7 Any children?
 I have three beautiful, if demonic children.
8 Any pets?
Just the one, Loki my Mainecoon.
9 Any tattoos or piercings?
 Just piercings in the ears, three in each lobes and one daith piercing which you can read about here
if you fancy.
10 What do you like about yourself?
 I like my sense of humor, my husband claims I lost it when I had Kai but its just observational and kinda dark, which has to be honest caused some issues in the past haha!
11 What do you dislike about yourself?
Oh god, do you have a week? I self doubt, I hate most things about myself, Sometimes I will look in the mirror and honestly hate the image looking back at me, I hate that I trust people far to easily and I hate that I say sorry as well..I say that far to much.
Generally I just hate me.
 12 Righty or lefty?
Righty.

 Lasts

13 The last thing you drank:
A cup of English Breakfast
14 The last thing you ate:
 A Galaxy Ripple.. and it was GOOOD!!
15 Your last phone call:
 My mum, shes pretty much the only person I call and answer the phone too
16 Your last text message:
 Once again, my mum.

17 Your last email:
Nothing exciting, my emails aren’t as fun and personal as they once was, just some emails from WordPress and a notification telling me I have a twitter DM.

 18 The last song you listened to:
 According to my iTunes, the last song I listened to was Togo Te Pate from the Moana soundtrack, its Robins favorite song and its often will be repeated daily.
19 The last book you read:
 Currently reading The Rook, not finished it yet.
20 The last time you cried:
 The other day, Not sure what I cried about.. sometimes the wind blows and I cry
21 The last blog you read:
This one by Becca
22 The last person you spoke to:
 My mum, on the phone
23 The last place you visited:
 We all went to Keddington with the family to visit Mr S’s nan for the day
24 Your last holiday abroad:
 Not to sure if this counts but I went to Dublin for my 16th birthday, that was the last time I went somewhere that wasn’t inside England.

Your beliefs and opinions

49 Do you believe in aliens?
 Yes I do, the truth is out there of course.
50 Do you believe in miracles?
 I believe in good luck
51 Do you believe in the power of positive thinking?
 Yes! While it can be hard to think positive sometimes it can really help when you have tough days and the anxiety is slowly creeping in.
52 Do you believe in love at first sight?
 I am not completely sure on this one, people can fall in love quickly but on looks (because thats biological nature to find an ‘attractive’ mate in the terms of health etc) but to truly fall in love requires trust and getting to know the person.
53 Can money make you happy?
 Yes and No, it cannot bring you love or joy but if you can afford to remove any dept that is causing stress then that can make you happier.
54 Would you describe yourself as a feminist?
 I believe people should be equal.. and from what I’ve seen of feminist is some don’t believe that all should be equal, just that men shouldn’t have a voice.. everyone should have a voice and an opinion.
55 Are you pro-life or pro-choice?
 Pro Choice BUT.. personally I couldn’t do it.
56 Do you have strong political beliefs?
 Only that we shouldn’t judge others for what they believe in.
57 Do you have strong religious beliefs?
 Not really, I have been reading a lot lately on pagan beliefs but I don’t have any strong beliefs
58 What do you think the most important thing you can give a child is?
 love and guidance, you are their teacher in this world and of course their boss, you need to guide them to make the right choices (within their opinions).

Right now

59 Are you eating anything right now?
 I am about to eat some lunch, which is a nice mini cheese pizza!
60 Are you drinking anything right now?
 Water
61 What are you listening to right now?
 I am currently watching some Youtube videos while my smallest naps, so I can hear the wonderful Achievement Hunter.
62 What are you thinking about right now?
 Not a lot, I never know what to say when I am asked this because its like… well now I am just thinking of this question now haha
63 What are you waiting for right now?
 The weekend, I feel like this week is taking such a long time. I hate weeks like this
64 What are you most excited about right now?
 Sunday, all my family are meeting up for a meal as my aunt and her family went to Australia for Christmas plus its my mums birthday on the 24th so its going to be a great get together
65 What’s your pet hate right now?
 People who eat food and then talk to you, either don’t eat and talk or wait until you are finished before opening your mouth.
66 What’s your favourite thing right now?
 My camera.
67 If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing right now?
 Probably writing posts and taking photos, its nap time and I use my time with Robin being down in her bed to get photos done for post.

Firsts

68 Your first best friend:
 Her name was Bianca, she moved to another city and this was the time when social media wasnt a thing so I never spoke to her again. I wish I could find her and see how her life is but there are a lot of people with the same name as her and it was over 20 years ago.
74 Your first job:
 I was a cleaner in a local hospital, I worked weekends and in the evenings, it was great and good pay as it was unsociable hours.
75: Your first childhood memory: 
 My mums dog Shandy biting my ear, she didn’t mean to, I think I annoyed her and it wasn’t like a bad bite, more like a nip

Which would you choose?

76 Love or money?
Love
77 Twitter or Facebook?
 I like them both, I have met so many wonderful people on twitter and I am in some fantastic groups on facebook.. hard to choose.
78 Hook up or relationship?
 Relationship.
79 Dogs or cats?
 100% Cats!
80 Coffee or tea?
 tea of course 🙂
81 Beer or wine?
 I dont really drink but if I had to choose id pick beer
82 Sweet or savoury?
 I cant pick, I like them both depending on the mood
83 Introvert or extrovert?
 Introvert
84 Vampires or werewolves?
 I cant choose! sorry haha
85 Seaside or countryside?
 Once again I cannot choose, I love both locations
86 Summer or winter?
 Autumn 😉
87 Books or movies?
 Probably books, I do enjoy films but nothing beats the smell of a book
88 Horror or comedy
 Probably horror

A few random questions to finish on

89 Do you wish you could change your past?
 Sometimes, but I feel like I wouldn’t be the person I am today without things from my past.
90 What’s your dream job?
 Being a mother I think its a pretty good job so far, exhausting, underpaid but its so rewarding.
91 What’s your guilty pleasure?
 Top Gear/The Grand Tour – those three idiots can bring a smile on my face in dark days and make me forget my anxiety when it gets to much.
92 What are you afraid of?
 Trains and train tracks, I did go on a train but it was hard going and I panicked when we didn’t go according to schedule and almost missed our return journey… couldn’t get me on one again mind
93 What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
 I don’t think I ever knew what I wanted to be, I don’t think I wanted to grow up and deal with adulthood.. still don’t haha
94 If you could have any super power, what would it be?
 Invisibility, it would be wonderful if people didnt see me for a few days, I could go hide..
95 If you could change anything about your life what would it be?
 There are lots, I wish i wasn’t so anxious and apologetic
96 Would you want immortality?
 I am not sure, Id love to see what the future holds and I don’t like the idea of dying but living forever would be pretty sad while everyone around me dies.. I couldn’t do it
97 If you could interview anyone alive or dead who would you choose?
 Judy Garland, However I wouldn’t know what I would say to her.
98 Would you say you are happy?
 I guess I am, tired.. but happy.
99 What one piece of advice would you give to yourself at age eighteen?
 Be careful of who you trust.
100 Where would you like to be in five years’ time?
Still married, probably in a new home and I’d like to hope another baby on the way, working and earning a living from my blog too.
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Breakfast is the best meal of the day, and in ours house its no different, my children adore breakfast, almost as much as they like it when I cook a pizza for dinner, but my littlest baby Robin doesn’t get much of an option at breakfast, she just has whatever they have and shes got nothing really for herself so after looking everywhere for something for her I found..

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These yummy cereals from Ella’s Kitchen, the Banana and Cinnamon muesli is designed for 10 plus months while the much smoother Strawberry and Raspberry porridge is designed for 7 plus months but I am a firm believer that ages on these don’t really matter and smoother porridge’s are brilliant for adding lumps into them.

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We first tried out the Banana and Cinnamon muesli which included lumpy rice crispie like bits into them to create texture but they honestly turn into mush with the rest of the cereal, all you really need to do with them is add your babies milk which has been warmed up, let sit for a bit to soak up and serve.

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Robin fed this to herself just fine but I also did spoon feed a bit to her too, she really loved it, I did however had to add a little but more milk into it because it does go rather clumpy after its sat for a while but that didn’t really stand in the way of the enjoyment Robin got from it, it was completely eaten up.

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While people do moan about pre-packaged food, Ella’s Kitchen is by far my favorite and go to for a lot of things, breakfast now included, I adore their dedication to children’s health and keeping things organic.

Have you tried any of the Ella’s Kitchen breakfast products?

Until next time.

mummy cat

Disclaimer – I paid for this product with my own money, all thoughts and opinions are of my own.

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