Tuesday, 14 August 2012

KAL Tuesday #4

Very quick post this morning for KAL Tuesday as we are heading off on a steam train to the seaside for the day.

I've packed up this little package for the journey for when the novelty of riding on a steam train wears off especially on the way home.

I haven't had time to do a link thing so if you want to show off what you are knitting along with this week then I'd love to hear about it in the comments section :-)

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

KAL Tuesday #3

Hi there knitters and welcome to week 3 of KAL Tuesday the place to share what you are knitting along with this Tuesday.

I'm actually knitting two mystery KALs at the moment (apologies for the rubbish iphone pics on these)

The first is called Dandelion On A Meadow which I'm knitting in a marbled sort of pinky white yarn by Dashing Dachs I got in a sock kit ages ago.
This is to the end of the first clue. It's a very big cast on but the pattern is easy to remember and what's not to love about adding beads to a project.

The second is called Floralee from SheKnits which I'm making in a brown yarn from Zen Yarn Garden which was also part of a sock kit - Sherlock I think. I'm about half way through the first clue on this one after a false start and a bit of a hissy fit with myself as there was an error in the instructions that I tried to correct in the way I thought was right and turned out to be wrong. Change of yarn and doing the amended pattern and I'm happy.

and lastly the fairy I have been working on over the last couple of KAL Tuesdays is now finished. Let's just say she has a unique look about her face that is quite embarassing!  However I really enjoyed making her especially rooting her hair.

So if you want to show off what you are knitting this Tuesday then please feel free to either comment or use the linky thingy below. I'm looking forward to seeing what you are working on :-)

Thursday, 2 August 2012


This week we had a walk to a local park which is also a racecourse. We took a picnic, the little one had a kick of his rugby ball and we watched the horses so I have a mixed bunch of pictures from our little trip. All taken with my phone and uploaded via the blogger app which does have a tendency to add them haphazardly

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Glossybox July 2012 Review

Just arrived this morning.

Now I know what I have said previously but I've given them another shot. I signed up again just after the July boxes had been dispatched so I assumed my first one would be the August one. I was rather surprised when this turned up.

I love the dusky pink colour of the box. Quite sophisticated actually in comparison to the bright pink of some others.

and a photo of the contents cushioned on black shreddings

The first thing I noticed was the lack of the usual postcard type thing explaining what everything is etc.  Not very impressed with that. So onto the items inside the box.

Paul Mitchell awaphui wild ginger texturising sea spray.  Smells weird and whilst I'm permanently trying to get my frizzy mess of a hair do into something sleek I will probably use it to stop the frizz a little bit.

Collin Resultime Regenerating Collagen Gel. The back says to leave it on for 15 minutes before applying usual cream and then remove.  Smells a bit like perm lotion if I'm honest.

Kryoloan Satin Powder sparkling eye dust. Lovely colour with lots of possibilities.  I'm thinking wet for a bit more colour or even use it on the cheeks.

Jelly Pong Pong Lip Frosting Irish Cream Pavlova.  Love this. It tastes divine, not that you're really supposed to eat it of course.  You can use it on the cheeks too.

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin samples -  usual problem of not enough in them to know whether you want to buy the full sized ones. I'm guessing they are very expensive but without the product list I can't say.

Monu Extra Rich Night Cream. Smells strange but sinks in really well.

So overall I love the lip frosting and eye dust. However I feel that, as there was no contents list, it was a box that was thrown together from what they had left.  When I resubbed I filled out the profile thingy to say only nail products, make up and fragrance so fingers crossed next time I won't get any face creams etc.  If I do then I'm afraid Glossy Box won't be getting a second chance. Simple as that.