Nursery Wishlist.

Nursery Wishlist.
It’s official! We get the keys to our new place on the 4th January, and I can’t wait!
Although renting, we’ve also been granted permission to turn the second bedroom into a nursery, and decorate as we see fit.
This means that for the past day or so, I have been pining over some beautiful pieces on Folksy.
Here are my picks of the day:
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I’ve also been spending an age on websites such as Real Homes and Good Homes looking for more inspiration!
What’s your favourite piece from the selection above?
xo

Second book completed!

Second book completed!
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Yay, I managed to complete another book! Written by the same man behind the smash-hit book, Yes Man, comes his tales of more awkward situations for men. Laugh out loud funny in places, I couldn’t put this down!
Challenge Update so far: 2/125
On the reading list:
Dani’s Story by Diane & Bernie Lierow with Kay West
The Life and Times of Hercule Poirot by Anne Hart
The Life and Times of Jane Marple by Anne Hart
Murder In The Making by John Curran
Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks by John Curran
The Affair by Lee Child
Do you have any suggestions for titles to read?
Comment below 🙂
xo

Lipstick Of The Month: November

Lipstick Of The Month: November
Knowing how much I love lipsticks, this new feature should not be much of a surprise to you. Recently, I have acquired more and more lipsticks, and whilst I’ve been stuck at home on maternity leave, I have been trying them all out. One really stood out for me this month, and although I haven’t really been anywhere special, I have taken to wearing it out and about as part of my everyday makeup.
Behold, the T&B Collection ‘Pin Up Rouge’ lipstick in Shade 05:
I won this gorgeous lipstick in Lizzie’s recent giveaway, and I have fallen head over heels for it! I have tried looking up the brand online, but cannot seem to find much about it – if anyone knows more about it, please do let me know – it’s absolutely fantastic.
The lipstick is probably best described as a ‘baby-doll’ pink, a shade that I would never normally wear – however, there is something about this particular lipstick that I adore – and I can’t quite put my finger on it. It may be the ease of application, the way it looks, I just don’t know!
The packaging is absolutely beautiful, both the box it comes in and the lipstick casing itself – a gorgeous red that definitely makes the product feel all the more luxurious.
Below are some shots of what it looks like once applied, one with flash, one without:
Slight glossy look achieved with Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick
As you can see, without flash, it is definitely a barely there lipstick, very handy for day-to-day wear where you don’t want to appear too obvious.
What is your favourite lipstick/makeup product for the month of November?
xo

REVIEW: Assassins Creed: Revelations for the PS3

REVIEW: Assassins Creed: Revelations for the PS3
As you may know, I myself am by no means a big gamer, I do enjoy the odd Nintendo DS or Playstation game – however, my boyfriend, like most men, does like gaming – a lot!
We recently purchased the newly-released Assassins Creed: Revelations (rated 15) for the PS3, and I asked Steve to review it for me, as I know I have a few girl gamers who read my blog out there (hey Rachael, Charlotte & Ems!) and I thought it would make an interesting read.

The Review;


Released on November the 15th, the Assassins Creed series of games tells the story of Desmond Miles who is kidnapped by the corporation Abstergo Industries – an up to date, more modern version of the Knights Templar. He is forced to use the Animus and finds himself experiencing the memories of an assassin in the Crusades, Altair and an assassin from 15th century Italy, Ezio.
Having played the previous games in the series, I was holding out a lot of hope for this next part of the collection. Let me start first off by saying it is a good game – just not altogether what I was expecting.
Going into anything with expectations isn’t always a great thing, especially if these expectations are not wholeheartedly met. The game itself is good, and is what you’d expect from an Assassins Creed game – but the storyline was a little weak in places, and could definitely have been scripted a little better. It almost seems as if the premise is growing old.
When it came to control, the game was slightly awkward – on occasion, it would do the opposite to what you wanted it to – i.e. jumping to the left when you wanted to advance forward – and there was a lot of erratic movement in places.
The action itself was fantastic – I’d rate the game 4 out of 5 straight off just for this feature – there were good levels and amounts of fighting and ‘free-running’ – just what you’d expect. However, each Assassins Creed, when released, has plenty of new features, and although this game has some, it did seem to be woefully lacking compared to previous games in the series.
It is very similar to previous Assassins Creed games – in fact, it is very similar to the previous game in the series, Brotherhood – and still has everything you need if you are a die-hard Assassins Creed fan – yet it seemed to be a lot shorter than the other games in the series – and much easier to complete too!
This is definitely a must-have game for die-hard AC fans, and is quite a good game as a stand-alone – however, the storyline is a little weak compared to previous titles, and the control still isn’t 100%.
Pros:
– Can definitely tell it is an Assassins Creed title
– Good action – levels of fighting and parkour are great
-Some good new features
– Playing online against others is still enjoyable
Cons:
– Awkward to control
– Storyline a little disappointing, could have been scripted better
– Seems shorter than previous titles, and less new features than expected.
– Although enjoyable, online play is not as good as in Brotherhood, the third title in the series
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The ending of the game leaves it open for another title in the series – I cannot find any information on whether there is one in production – but I would love to know if there is one planned?
I would give this game a 4/5 – on action alone, it deserves this score – however, the easiness of completion, control problems and weak storyline stop it from getting the top score of 5/5.
Have you got the game? What do you think?
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I hope you enjoyed the review – would you like to see more gaming reviews thrown in with all my beauty, fashion, baby and random posts?
Let me know!
xo