Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Review Joie Mimzy Eco Highchair

Hoi,

When you think you finally got everything major and big purchases for you little one, the weaning period starts... and then you realise ... PING... a High Chair... Yikes!

I thought I would write a review about our Joie Highchair - when we were in need of one, we got so overwhelmed with all the choices out there that we went purely on reviews within our budget. And it worked!
 
There were a few things we had in mind that we wanted from the chair:
- Seat should be adjustable, not height but if he does fall asleep in the chair we could put the chair backwards.
- Foldable - as we have a tiny flat, we are always in need of space savers. So a chair that was foldable and be put away is a must.
- Sturdy - we looked at a couple of chairs and we just found that they were feeling flimsy...
- Easy to clean - well this kinda says it all!
- 5 point harnass - Makes it feel more secure

And there were a few we looked at including the cheap Ikea one - which we felt was very flimsy and if Munchkin would be throwing his legs it would feel that he would throw the chair over.
That is how we came across the Joie Mimzy Eco Highchair - we did shop around but ended up buying from Argos as sometimes convenience is also a factor for us.

We currently love the high chair and Munchkin gets really excited when he sees I am putting up the chair as it means he can bang his toys loudly plus there is normally food involved haha!




Pros: 
- Foldable!!! And tiny too - the tray fits between the legs of the chair on top of the storage net 
- Storage net - a bonus, that is where we store wipes and all different kinds of bibs. Easy peasy to grab and clean.
- Seat - the seat is recline-able and the seat cover can be washed and easy to wipe clean with a cloth.
- Tray - Easy to clean tray with a cup holder. Perfect to store that dummy or a beaker.
- Sturdy - the chair feels really sturdy and not flimsy. He had a few boisterous moments in there and I was happy to watch him and not be able to kick over the chair.

Cons:
- Straps - the straps around his waist are perfect, but he is just heightwise a tad small so the straps around his arms/shoulders are a little loose and I have now renamed Munchkin into Houdini as he always is able to undo the strap from his left shoulder. Plus the straps get quite dirty and I have to make sure I clean/scrub them every day.

So overall it is still a thumbs up for me - taking into consideration the price versus quality. I am pretty sure there are tons more and maybe even better chairs out there. But we are happy with this one and we couldn't have picked a better chair and brand.

Doei,
Charlene


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Review: Garnier Moisture Bomb 3-in-1

Hoi,

Today I thought I give a nice little review about the Garnier Moisture Bomb 3-in-1.

I recently changed my morning routine with my face, because it is winter my face more often feels dry and dehydrated. Drinking more water is now also what I am trying to do - this always seem simpler and easier to do when it is not cold and dreary or snowy outside. I know I should drink more - but to help a little bit more I have been looking for a nice hydrating  moisturiser.

In Boots I saw the Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb 3-in-1 Super-Hydrating Antioxidant Moisturiser on offer and the words Super-Hydrating and Moisture Bomb were the keywords in me purchasing it.

Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb 3-in-1

I have been using this now for a week every morning and I love it! It goes on smoothly and it smells amazing!! I am such a sucker for lovely smelling products but this one is amazing. You don't need loads and once you put it on your face you can instantly feel a difference. After a week I feel my skin is less dry, way softer and I look hydrated and less tired... Maybe the latter is more a wish, but I do feel like I look more awake. Always a bonus when you have children! It also has a SPF 10 - I wish this was a bit more but it is better than nothing I think.

I use this product in combination with the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water - I swear by this! It feels good on my dry skin and no perfume which is a bonus. This combination feels that my skin is much more cleaner and more hydrated. This Micellar Water I have been using for a while - every evening and morning before I either put day or night cream on.

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

Conclusion

I can highly recommend this product when you have a dry skin, My skin is extremely dry in winter also due to me not hydrating enough by drinking water. I am not sure I would use this in the summer as my skin is usually less dry. But for the winter, what I have tested, it works marvellous. I can also highly recommend that you combine this with cleansing your face with the Micellar Cleansing Water - you will feel a difference within a week.

This is not a sponsored post - the product and my thoughts are my own.


Doei,
Charlene


Sunday, 15 January 2017

Clueless about Makeup!!

Hoi,

Well with a mama lifestyle blog comes the topic of Make up. I never really had makeup, the odd mascara and lippy, mostly lipgloss, here and there.
Now that my baggy eyes, sleepy eyes and red spots etc are more pronounced due to me not sleeping very well (I do miss sometimes my 8 or 12 hours sleep...) I want to do something about it. Also to make me feel abit more confident. I just don't know where to start!

I have started to watch tutorials on Youtube, I roughly know that I should start with a foundation, concealer, Blush, Powder, Mascara, Brows, Bronzer, Eyeshadow and Lips. Maybe a highlighter and maybe even contouring. I understand all the steps... I just don't know what products to buy..! How do I get to the right foundation, concealer and will it stop showing my freckles? I do like them and don't really want to hide/conceal them... Also how on earth do you put makeup on, when you are basically blind...! Even a magnifying mirror isn't of much help. I guess the latter is just a case of practice, practice and practice.

I am also on a budget, which means I have to try good products at a fraction at a price, maybe some online webshops? But which ones are they? What type of brushes or beauty blenders do I need to use for what? Aaarrrgghhhh.... I am 33, I should know these things right?!?

And then when I want to show off my lippy, how on earth do you do a nice selfie?? I look like weird and strange. Again you can get help with lights and tripods etc, but once again that costs money - So tips on this as well please!

I think what I am trying to achieve from this post is HELP! How do I choose the right foundation, makeup, what is cheaper but good makeup? Where do I buy it from, in an actual store or online? And which ones, stores or websites, would be the best?

And what about brushes and beauty blenders? Will it make my lovely freckles disappear? I just want to look or appear fresh, as if  I have slept 8-12 hours instead of 2-4 hours haha!

Are you able to help me out?

Doei,
Charlene

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Happy New Year!

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 Hoi, Yes I am a few days late with this - but still I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!

This will be a very positive year.. why?? Because I want it to be!

I will be paying more attention to this blog and to my Book Blog - Miss Book Eater. Posting more thought ramblings at least once a week on a Sunday evening, more reviews on products I have used for either Munchkin or for myself.
Loads of new stuff to look forward to and more pictures of my cutie pie!

I will also start to struggle with the bilingual side now, because he will be 6 months this week and it is time for me to solely talk Dutch to him, that sounds easier than that it is. I can tell you that... Luckily I have a good friend, who is also Dutch, living around the corner and together we will get there...

Have you done the yearly New Year Resolutions? I have and they are as follows:
Be a better mama to my Munchkin
Make my Munchkin smile and giggle every day
Make my handsome feel appreciated for what he does
Maybe, maybe I will be able to eat healthier and shift those few extra baby rolls? But as you can see that is last on my list.

Just a little rambling post now from me - but still a very Happy New Year. On to a year full of positives and may all your New Years Resolutions come true.

Doei,
Charlene