Monday, 4 July 2016

June Favorites

 July is here already and although its 3 days late its time to share with you mine and Blake's June favorites. Now I've been a bit silent on the blog front over the last week and this is because I decided to take a little break from blogging. I then fell ill with labyrinthitis for those that don't know what that is, its a inner ear infection which effects balance so I've been feeling rather dizzy and nauseous since Wednesday. I'm still feeling rather poorly so although I will be blogging I'll be taking it easy so wont be doing as many posts until I am feeling much better. 

So my first favorite for June is a restaurant called Mama Rosa's which is based in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. We had never eaten here before even though I walk pass the place regularly.  I decided that I want to try the place out for my birthday meal so the day before my birthday that is what we did and the food is amazing. The portions are huge though and we were both unable to finish off our main as we had ordered a starter to begin with not realizing how big the portions there were going to be. I went for a pasta dish for my main which had salmon, cod and a lovely sauce topped with cheese. 

My next favorite is Dream a little dream by Giovanna Fletcher. I finished this book in a week and just loved it. Its such a cute romance story which is a perfect beach read in my opinion. I've added her other three books to my collection now which I'm looking forward to reading at a later date.

I purchased the Urban Decay Naked2 eyeshadow pallet with my birthday money. Can you believe that this is the only high end make up I own. I've used a Mac foundation before which I do need to buy more off though.  I picked this up as I have the W7 dupe of this pallet which I love so I decided to get this, have fell in love and need to get the other two  Naked pallet's. 

Eyeshadow colors left to right: 
Foxy, Half Baked, BootyCall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YKD, Busted and Blackout.

The colors I've used the most are Foxy, BootyCall, Chopper and Tease. I love all the colors though its such a great neutrals pallet, the eye shadows are easy to blend and there is hardy any fall out like when use the dupe version. It's definitely pricey at £38.50 but I definitely think its a great investment if you love to wear eye shadow every day. 

My last favorite is the Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker lipgloss in Rose and Shine. 
I've found myself applying this quite a bit this month and I love the color and how my lips look when i use this. It's not too sticky and I've also used this over a Matte lip crayon and love how it looks. 

 On to Blake's favorites first up is the Grow it: My very own garden set from Wicked Uncle. 
Blake has loved taking the flowers and veg out of the pots and putting them back in again. 
You can read my review here which also includes the Fix it: My very own tool box.

Next up is the Freddy the fish bubble machine from Mothercare. You can also read my thoughts on the bubble machine here. All kids tend to love bubbles and Blake is no exception he gets so excited and has loved us getting the bubble machine out this month. 
We even took it over to my in laws so that he could enjoy them with his cousins in the garden.

I purchased 75 Children's Favorites CD off amazon and Blake loves me popping this on and having a little dance and wiggle on his bottom. I love that there is such a wide variety of nursery rhymes and I know the majority of them which is always handy. I definitely want to get him some more children's CDs so if you have any recommendations comment below.  

As the Tesco club card boost was ending I decided to double up our club card points and use it towards some new books for Blake. I chose four books and these are the two which he is really loving at the moment.

 Little Blue truck is fab little book where Blue a little pick up is driving along the country road and meets some farm animal friends on route so when he gets stuck in the mud help is on hand. 

Postman bear is about a Bear who is writing letters. One, two, three. Bear goes out to post them. Who lives in this tree?" Bear is writing letters to his friends. Lift the flaps and join Frog, Squirrel and Mole for Bear's special surprise! Blake loves these kind of books and gets excited lifting up the flaps. 

What do you think of this months favorites? 


  1. I like the sound of that restaurant Mama's Rosas. We haven't had a meal out in awhile since the husband is so busy with work... Love your list btw :)

  2. Looks like some great things here :) Whoo you have just reminded me I need some new eye shadow, love the colours :)

  3. I bought my first Naked palette about 2 months ago and I'm now a total convert - I don't know why I waited so long! I love those bubble machines too, they're so cute. :)

  4. Oh Joanna I totally need to pick up Giovanna Fletchers book Dream a little dream don't I? Heard lots of great things about it :)

  5. The Urban Decay Naked 2 eyeshadow pallet looks great I love the colours.

  6. The Naked 2 (I have the basics, smaller, version) is one of my favourites too!

  7. The Naked 2 is pricey but if it is super pigmented and has barely fall out then I think it would be a good purchase!

  8. Ohh the books look good - always on the look out for new ones for my kids to read!

  9. I love that Urban Decay colour pallette, really need some new makeup

  10. The Naked 2 is my favourite :) Haven't read any of Giovanna Fletcher's books yet but I love following her on Instagram :) xx

  11. I need to try that Naked palette. Hope you are feeling better now.

  12. I love the Naked 2 palette too, I use the Naked 3 everyday but you've made me want to dig out the 2 now. That little garden set is so sweet! :)

  13. I think the Naked 2 palette is the one I like the most out of them all, though I dont have any x

  14. My daughter keeps asking for that eye pallet, she also loves Mac & has better make-up then I do x

  15. I really want to read gionvannas new book. I'll have to get it for holiday. Fab list x