5 Things For Mummies To Do At Las Vegas!

SO! Why Las Vegas??? If you’re after an escape from reality, a trip to Las Vegas is one of the best ways to get it. This neon-lit metropolis in the middle of the Mojave Desert really knows how to overload the senses – from big-beyond-belief hotels to dazzling shows and inventive food and drink. Time’s irrelevant here, too. Casinos, bars and restaurants are open around the clock. All in all, this is no ordinary city break.
In the end we booked the flights with Lastminute but their packages are horrible!! So we went with TUI and got 20% off the price, make sure to use the code MUMM20BX for your discount too I found here. And whatever you do make sure to look at TripAdvisor reviews first before GOING ANYWHERE OMG.

1. Mirage Baby!

If you are a fan of The Beatles then you should make a trip to The Mirage Hotel and Casino whilst you are enjoying your stay in LV, as we did. Daddy loves the Mirage and just would not SHUT UP about it, duh! There is a permanent show called The Beatles: LOVE, the show has won acclaim around the world and is highly recommended. Outside the front of The Mirage is a free standing marquee which happens to be the largest in the world. If clubbing is more your scene then a trip to the hotels 1OAK nightclub will guarantee you an evening of entertainment. It has a New York theme and covers an area of 1,500 square meters.

2. MGM – OMG!!!!

The MGM Grand is on the south end of the Strip in Las Vegas and is instantly recognizable by the 45 foot bronze statue of a lion at the entrance. You could easily get lost for days on end in the hotel, there are four pools, three whirlpools as well as a lazy river. There is a huge selection of live daily entertainment to choose from as well as nightclubs and fine dining restaurants. The casino at MGM Grand is huge and the largest in Clark County covering an area of 171,500 square feet.

3. Luxor Hotel & Casino

This 1990s-built pyramid isn’t one of the seven wonders of the world, but it stands out in a town where copycatting New York, Paris, Venice and other iconic destinations certainly is a compliment.
Inside, guests ride inclinators instead of elevators to their rooms, and people-movers ascend and descend at 39-degree angles along the corners of the pyramid, creating a rocking sensation that makes riders feel like they’re on a boat.

4. Wildlife Habitat at Flamingo Las Vegas – SO CUTESEY

The little animals are so cute here! They just look so happy and I am glad they aren’t wild in Africa still, where they might die _OMG_ ! This zoo-like oasis in the courtyard of the Flamingo Las Vegas is home to more than 60 exotic birds (including Chilean flamingoes, of course), 20 turtles and 300 fish.
The free attraction opened in 1996, and it’s a great place to escape from the hubbub of the Strip and the nearby LINQ Promenade. To see the animals in their most active states, swing by for one of the twice-daily feedings, held in a section dubbed “Pelican Island” at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Flamingo Las Vegas, 3555 Las Vegas Blvd., S., Las Vegas, NV 89109; +1 702 733-3111

5. Downtown Container Park

More than 40 repurposed shipping containers just east of Las Vegas Boulevard have been turned into a popular spot for shopping, dining and nightlife. OMG!!!! Don’t miss the craft cocktails at the whiskey-heavy Oak & Ivy, and be sure to take the 33-foot-long slide down from the three-story “treehouse” in the center play area.
The giant fire-breathing praying mantis sculpture out front was apparently too cool to burn. (It was created for the Burning Man festival by aerospace engineer and artist Kirk Jellum.)
Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. E., Las Vegas, NV 89101

Office Beauty Tips

The office isn’t the place to wear your power red lipstick and smoky eye makeup. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t look your best. Here are a few office beauty tips so that you can look your best when you’re standing by the photocopier.

Start with a Clean Face

This is an easy decision. One would expect you’ll begin applying make-up after you’re crisply showered

So your face will be squeaky clean and a prepared canvas

In the event that a ton of time has gone since you showered, sprinkle a little warm water or utilize a chemical

Keep away from hot showers as it will leave your skin dry and flaky; not the perfect background for cosmetics

Use a BB Cream

A BB cream consolidates all the decency of a lotion, establishment and sunscreen

We like utilizing the Olay Total Effects 7 In One Day Cream Touch Of Foundation SPF 15 as it comes in different shades to coordinate your skin tone

A BB cream will cover all spots and minor flaws, in a split second giving you an even-conditioned appearance

Utilize your fingertips to apply everything over your face and neck. Bear in mind your hairline and focus on the ears as well

Once you’re done, pop the little jug in your tote to take it along for use amid the day

Conceal – but only if you need to

Ladies with immaculate skin can bounce to step #4, yet whatever is left of us lamentable spirits, we have to utilize a concealer to shroud those irritating imprints that demonstrated excessively of a test for the BB cream

Similarly as with the cream prior, utilize your finger to apply it as the warmth from your fingertips helps mix it in perfectly. On the other hand, you can likewise take after this cosmetics system to conceal dark circles flawlessly.

Rosy Cheeks

Basic cosmetics for office doesn’t mean you keep the become flushed aside

The business sectors are loaded up with many shading choices and you can pick something that is nonpartisan and as near your normal skin tone

On the off chance that you need, you can likewise utilize your lightest pink lipstick

The trace of pink will influence you to look brilliant and wakeful

Remember your Eyes

Keep your eye cosmetics straightforward yet supernatural. Line the lower cover with a kajal, ideally in nonpartisan shades of dark or dim or darker

This isn’t an ideal opportunity to get smoky or electric eyes

Characterize the upper eyelid with fluid eyeliner (or a gel pencil in the event that you have unstable hands like me)

Mascara is discretionary. Ensure you get the waterproof assortment

Not on account of you cry in office (sheesh!) but rather in light of the fact that in the event that you advance in and out, the adjustment in temperature could influence you to sweat and demolish the impact.

Enhance your Lips

Utilize a lip liner and fill in the lips with a lip gleam. In the event that you completely should have shading, keep the shade inconspicuous. Fill in the lipstick with a brush to get the ideal wrap up.

Keep going couple of tips on culminating your cosmetics for office:

Pick the correct shades for an expert look

Utilize items that are durable. Contact ups probably won’t be conceivable amid a work day

The items should be waterproof and simple to apply

Pick great quality items and don’t hold back in light of the cost

Remain hydrated and furthermore keep your skin hydrated to maintain a strategic distance from breaks in the cosmetics

Convey smudging tissue with all of you the time

Since you know these strategies, would you say you are prepared to shake your work day with some cool cosmetics?

So who said that work doesn’t have to be glamorous? With these tips you can look your best whatever day of the week. And trust me, other people will begin to notice you.

Six Types of Spot – and how to Treat them

You may just think that a spot is a spot, but you are actually wrong. If you want to destroy your nemesis then you need to arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible. Below are six known types of spot, and the best way to combat them.

Volcano spots

At the point when a fountain of liquid magma ejects your sense is no uncertainty to seek shelter. A solitary officer, these huge spots pick their minutes to stake a solid claim to your button, temple, eyebrow… ideally some place prominent and anguishing, keeping in mind the end goal to demolish your day/night/WEEK. Irate, ouchy and requesting of consideration, these ghastliness indicates are constantly the reason for libertine living – an excessive amount of alcohol/sugar/takeaways/celebrating/going out-in-your-make up, and you should make Mr. Spot your ‘in addition to one’ to the gathering.

You require synthetic fighting to manage this monster – something quick drying and elucidating to return you accountable for your skin’s destiny. A good skincare mask is pressed with redness-lessening, gunk-wiping out sulfur to set spots trembling… use as an all-finished cover, or on-the-spot treatment to destroy spotsmedium-term.

Interview Spots

So called interview spots get their name from the fact that they only seem to appear on the morning that you have a job interview or some other important event. Interview pots have a propensity for picking their minutes. Uncommon occasion. CHECK. Travel permit photograph. CHECK. These clairvoyant zits can read your timetable like a book, and unfailingly pick the inconvenient time to make their introduction. When you have to influence a pimple to vanish STAT, go after a featherweight (yet rock solid) cover – to camouflage insulting imperfections without fueling issues.

Hormone Spots

On the off chance that you’ve a sprinkling of pimples on your button/along your jawline it’s as great a sign as any that Aunt Flo is because of visit. Hormonal breakouts are difficult to treat topically – yet in the event that you know when they’re normal you can do your best to leave spots speechless.

Ensure that you eat well/drink a lot of water during the time paving the way to your period, and have a go at exchanging your standard chemical to something with an antibacterial/pore-decontaminating operator. It’s additionally worth taking pre-emptive healthy skin measures – take a stab at slathering skin with a retexturising night cream which is stuffed with lactic corrosive to keep bargain cells from obstructing your pores (and accelerate spots’ death).

Regular Spots

Not all that enormous that it feels like the principle point of convergence of your face, yet not adequately immaterial for you to overlook it, this type of pimple is regularly the aftereffect of ‘urban grime’ getting held up in amplified pores. The most ideal approach to keep these unwelcome face visitors at a careful distance is by guaranteeing pores are kept clear and that your skin’s ‘platform’ is invigorated.

A corrosive peel is invaluable; not exclusively will this work to disintegrate the dulling (and pore-stopping up) scurf yet will fortify cells to make collagen which thusly, fortifies pore dividers and anticipates them growing.

Persistent Spots

Like that companion toward the finish of the gathering, this spot just won’t take the insight. Determined, immoveable and wont to leave an enduring (a long way from-good) impression, this sort of profound, cystic spot is inclined to scar or depart a pigmentation fix long after it’s left the building (much like the wine recolor that is demolished your cover).

Gratefully, you don’t simply need to smile and-bear-it. Directed medicines, for example, a good blemish lotion, gloat a mixed drink of concentrates to focus on the spot and reduce the result. With a super-charged mixed drink of cleaning acids, detoxifying mineral dirt and quieting camphor, this entirely pink mixture resembles the taxi that swings up to escort your alcoholic buddy to their bed. Acclaim be!

Blackheads

Simply caused by debasements making their homes in your pores (ordinary grime ties with sebum and turns dark when oxidized), pimples are effortlessly helped. Consistent shedding is the way to keeping skin clear and ‘strawberry without seed’ – add a purifying sponge into your beauty regime and utilize an elucidating veil maybe a couple times each week, to battle blockage and abandon you nose for all intents and purposes poreless.

And there you have it. So no matter what type of spot you may face on your face, at least there’s a remedy for it. The important part is to correctly identify the reason for getting the spot, so that you can choose the right weapon from your arsenal in order to get rid of it.

 

Tips for Tackling Cellulite

Before we go any further, please, please, please note that there is absolutely nothing wrong with having cellulite. Nearly all of us have dimples and we shouldn’t be afraid to show them off to the world. However, cellulite can have a huge effect on body confidence, so if yours is making you a bit self conscious then read on.

It’s fine to have some hang-ups (we as a whole do!) and, notwithstanding needing everybody to commend the skin they’re in, we realize that some of you will need to prep before you wear your extremely small new two-piece…

Symptomatic of a huge number of variables – from hormones to your quality pool (thanks parentals) – cellulite is because of fat stores making skin look a bit… orange-peely. Furthermore, no one’s safe – from those who’re über thin to those who’re honored with peachy bottoms – anybody can discover their thighs are not as much as super smooth. Thus, despite the fact that we emphatically advocate acknowledgment, here are our best tips to help reduce spaces.

Right off the bat, pick your weapon: We swear by Mio’s “Body Brush” – made with normally firm yet non-grating pig swarms and elastic ‘back rub’ knobs to enable persuade to skin out of hibernation. Little and frequently is the best strategy. We know somebody (ahem) who’s gone at body brushing like they’re sanding floors – be firm however delicate, and recollect that one can’t buff one’s base into nothingness… anyway hard you attempt. Do it dry (!?) before showering – it opens up your pores and will get your skin sparkling.

Or on the other hand attempt Sarah Chapman’s “The Bodylift” – an agonizing looking ‘gadget’ that back rubs your thighs to breakdown fat stores while conditioning and ‘fixing’ skin.

What’s more, on the off chance that you can manage it, grasp a “Acupressure Strap”. Ouchy in any case, the ‘needles’ on the “Bed of Nails” work ponders for constant irregularities and knocks – boosting dissemination to kick-begin crumbling of the fundamental fat groupings.

There’s additionally another particular child on the cellulite-banishing square. A bizarre silicone glass, Legology’s “Circu-Lite Squeeze Therapy” is phenomenal – even notwithstanding its ‘fundamental’ appearance. This vacuum is critical to accomplishing smooth, without dimple thighs when it’s utilized with a moving strategy. By diminishing maintenance of liquids and boosting bloodflow to the focused on regions, it unmistakably smooths and enhances your skin’s tone and surface.

Normal Skin vs CelluliteWhat’s more, it isn’t simply devices! We’ve an army of medications to additionally improve the presence of bottoms. Mio’s “Shrink to Fit Cellulite Smoother” is pressed with a high grouping of caffeine and cancer prevention agents, nearby their ‘Adipoless’ and ‘Adiposlim’ buildings, which work to ‘contract’ fat cells and restrain stockpiling to your skin feeling mind blowing supple.

On the other hand, “Cellu-Lite Salon Secret For Legs” utilizes a similar serious, detoxifying and empowering oils (counting grapefruit, Tunisian rosemary, patchouli and green mandarin) utilized by knead advisors amid leg-helping, inch-misfortune medications (it’s mind boggling).

Or then again attempt Sol de Janeiro’s imposing “Body Buff Smoothing Scrub ‘N Mask” with Brazilian quartz precious stones and Amazon waterway earth to shed, diminish and detoxify skin, while a mixed drink of powerful plant separates help feed and wash down so you can overcome even the teeniest g-string (simply imagine you’re on Ipanema) and say ‘Sayonara’ sarong.

Davina Puts Her Heartbreak House Up For Sale – For £6.25MILLION

I’ve just noticed that Davina McCall is selling her (idyllic) house for almost DOUBLE what she paid for it. I remember that there were eyebrows raised when she paid £3.2 million for Faircrouch House near my patch of Wadhurst, back in 2009. A year before, the house had been put on the market by Rosaleen Corfe with a guide price of £4.3 million. It was bad timing for Corfe; according to Land Registry records the estate lost 14 per cent of its value in 2008 as the recession started to affect the property market. Nine years later, following the break-up of Davina’s marriage to Matthew Robertson, Faircrouch House is on sale at Savills with a guide price of £6.25 million. I wonder what percentage he will get?

Photos from Rightmove: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-73311488.html

Faircrouch is a substantial and elegantly-proportioned Grade II listed country house, probably dating from the 17th century with a later 18th century front portion, set within nearly 38 acres of private gardens and grounds and with substantial secondary accommodation, including a detached Lodge house at the main gate, a Cottage, Barn and Coach House. The house itself has a porticoed entrance porch, entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, study/library, family room, boot room, kitchen/breakfast room, wine cellar, cellar boiler room, and six bedrooms.

According to Country Life, the house was originally a medieval nunnery that was suppressed during the Dissolution. It was later owned by a succession of wealthy ironmasters, starting with John Barham, who bought the property in 1560, and including William Benge, the builder of the Gloucester Furnace at Lamberhurst in 1695. At some point, the remains of the nunnery buildings, including those of the monastic cells, were incorporated into the main house, which has been extended several times since.

The back elevation of the stuccoed house shows the oldest 17th century work, and is three storeys high and five casement windows in length. The front is 18th century, two storeys, with six sash windows. All this sit under a hipped slate roof complete with parapet.

Unusually for the area, Faircrouch is built with local stone quarried nearby. Some historians believe it was stone from an earlier medieval building taken from this property that helped in the building of Wadhurst Castle. The area grew in the 1850s with the arrival of the railway, linking Wadhurst to the City of London. The then owners of Faircrouch were granted a permanent set of steps linking the house, via a woodland path, to Wadhurst Station ‘in perpetuity, in exchange for the sale of the cutting where the railway now runs.

It is listed with Savills, although I don’t think it’ll sell at anywhere near the asking price personally.  https://search.savills.com/ie/en/property-detail/gbtwrstus170283

 

About My Divorce

Unable to cope with the immenseness of it all I have tried to ignore it, bury my head in the sand and distract myself by staring for hours on end at the pattern on my duvet. I feel neglected.

Dave is going; that is for certain and I haven’t seen Boris for days. Even the girls I thought I could rely on have been noticeable by the distance I feel between us. Theresa and Andrea seem to have been so embroiled in their own contretemps they have had little time for me. Perhaps now Angela is splitting from Jeremy with what seems like deep acrimony, she and I might find something in common.

Family problem

For the time being the only person I seem to be able to rely on is that nice man at the bank, Mark, I think he’s called. Maybe it’s time to see him again, although I know he’ll only tell me that times are going to be tough and I have to cut back.

How did I ever get into this mess in the first place? It’s not my fault. Now I’m not so angry, I just feel sad for what might have been, what we had and what we’ve lost. I think I’ll go and take another look at the pattern on that duvet.

Do I make money from blogging?

 

The answer is YES. I get asked this more than any other question by my lovely commenters, to let me share some secrets on how I started and how much I am making now.

Starting from the beginning, what is a BLOG? Well, a blog is a little site that spotlights on a theme of intrigue (or specialty), and is composed in the primary individual by the proprietor. There are some magnificent websites in Australia – and some of them profit each year utilizing up to fifty individuals. A dominant part of web journals however are only one individual, expounding on what they are energetic about, and sharing it for the entire world to see.

Blogging is an extraordinary outlet for many individuals. All things considered, on the off chance that you are energetic about an especially theme, and love to expound on it – a blog is an ideal method to impart that energy to other individuals. There are actually writes on each theme you could consider! So on the off chance that you are considering beginning a blog, as a matter of first importance, record what you want to peruse about. What do you look for on the Internet all the time? In the event that you want to peruse it and discuss it, ensured, there will be others like you that will need to peruse your sentiment, and have your perused theirs!

Now, to begin your own particular Blogging livelihood, is somewhat confused on the off chance that you aren’t exceptionally educated in English…! You need to require some investment taking in the route, however in the long run you will find that part simple once it goes live. I propose beginning first with posting surveys routinely and pick up a crowd of people since it opens entryways of chances for you to draw in customers.

Too hard…!? It does require time, and lots of it. But it might be a better idea to try something less intense, if you don’t have time. I know that I am so busy — there just aren’t enough hours in the day, like, if I’m not spending 3-4 hours a day on Facebook then I’m probably binge-watching poorly-acted boxsets in the evening for 1-2 hours at least. There just isn’t enough time for anything else! I am just so busy it’s crazy, modern life eh! So here are my quick top 3 other tips.

  1. Do Product Reviews
    Most buyers would read about other people´s experience of using a gadget, clothing & apparel or any products before they decide a purchase. One of the best examples is Tomoson (Who?!) that offers product review services. After registering you as a member contributor, you will be directed to the products category page where you can choose a product that you would like to review. Once approved by the website, they will mail the product for you to use. Then you will write your experience, even a constructive criticism about the product.
  2. Sell your old iPhone!
    We all must have the latest iPhone so we can flash it around and make the girlies jealous.  There’s a brand new iPhone X out now as of 2018, which has a slightly larger screen than the previous model  and a slightly improved CPU. A must buy for only £1200! If you’re a spendthrift like me then you need to trade in your old mobile to make some cash to put towards the new one.  Try the Carphone Warehouse trade-in or even better compare the prices from various websites that buy old iPhones.
  3.  Write an eBook and flog it!
    It’s not exactly rocket science!  Old media like newspapers and magazines are  slowly fading; it has all turned digital since the day Tablets were invented. Most authors are not sure about selling E-books because they are not sure how to self-publish. There are only 5 important factors when you sell E-book. I am afraid I will have to write about them in another post as I have to go shopping now as it’s a Saturday and there’s nothing better than some retail therapy on the credit card!!!  xSo on to how much am I making. Well that would be telling, but to give you an idea it’s about £30 a month.  Enough to pay for my vets bill from my darling pooch.

 

My Purple Toothbrush!

 An electric toothbrush is one of those not so exciting beauty gadgets that totally changes your hygiene routine. It’s not something you’d usually be telling all your friends about but it’s an instant WOW and really other than whitening dental products don’t get enough blog press, do they? If I find a toothpaste I’m particularly excited about (I have uber sensitive teeth) I will mention it either here or in a video on my YouTube channel so I figured ‘life’ changing toothbrush deserved a review.

 

We had an electric toothbrush a couple of years ago, I believe it was a Christmas gift from my Mum. We loved it until it broke (stopped charging) and replaced it with regular manual toothbrushes and moved on with our lives. I just forgot how great it was until I got this one, my teeth just don’t feel as clean with a regular brush and now I’m a little older and care a little more (Spike Milligan warned us!) about my teeth I’ll never be without an electric one again.. especially since they’re nowhere near as expensive as they once were. You used to be talking £100 minimum for an electric toothbrush but this is a quarter of that and for what it does I think it’s absolutely worth it. Bonus – this one’s purple, my favourite colour… not so bonus for my husband who I’ve bought a brush head for but hey, he’ll just have to deal with it.

#Selfeye With Max Factor Excess Volume

I was excited to try this newly launched double ended mascara from Max Factor because I do on occasion layer mascaras to get a fuller effect so the idea of it being within one tube definitely appeals. The idea with this 2 step product is that you start with a volumising formula and brush to get your lashes as big as possible before going in with a lengthening option. In my opinion it works better the other way around, I like to lengthen first but I guess that’s a matter of preference.

The mascara isn’t the greatest for me, I’m very picky though and I think it’s so difficult to recommend/the opposite when it comes to this kind of product. A blush is a blush, a lipstick is a lipstick but what is my holy grail mascara you may just absolutely hate.. it’s not a one size fits all deal.

Max Factor and Covergirl (the US equivalent) are effectively the same brand and the Lash Blast mascara from CG that is raved about online did absolutely nothing for me but make my lashes black, no volume and it’s all about the brush. Maybelline Rocket (also very popular) has an almost identical brush – I don’t like that either. The extending brush in this system is the same and so I knew as soon as I opened it I wasn’t going to love it. I can get some volume but it’s more than a little clumpy and unless we’re talking all out false effect then it’s just not worth the spidery look in my opinion.

Stop Smoking in Style

You may remember after Christmas I posted about my brothers experience with electronic cigarettes, I personally have never smoked (pause for applause) so I’m not about to lecture those of you who do to stop (we all have our vices, mine is Diet Coke – which is also apparently going to kill me) however for those of you who have been trying since the New Year or are contemplating doing so I thought you might be interested in these. I had no idea you could get anything other than fake cigarette looking e-cigs until a girl I work with pulled out one of these in pink.. I’m going to be honest with you, I thought it was some kind of illegal device but it turns out it’s just another variation and although I’m not suggesting you non-smokers take up ‘vapourising’ I think they’re pretty cute.

When I posted last lots of you shared your own experiences with quitting aids, as I said I can’t tell you whether these devices work as I have no use for them myself so I do encourage you to do the same here, any support from others in the same position is always going to be helpful. My colleague tells me that although she hasn’t given up entirely (I think for many the social aspect of smoking is what draws them back) she uses her vapouriser while she’s home and it’s helped her cut back considerably.

Now if only Freshcig could come up with a cute gimmick to replace my silver can of aspartame.. Have any of you tried this brand?

The new pastel range will be available online here soon

Miss BB