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Educational Play with Schleich I'm a big fan of learning through play. Unforced educational play. I'm not a teacher and I don't want to be. I want my children to naturally learn whilst they are having fun. When I was contacted recently...

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Say Eh-Oh to the new Teletubbies toys! There back!! Teletubbies made a joyous return to CBeebies last year, and this year marks the launch of the new range of toys. As you know I was sent a box just before Christmas, and today I can finally...

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Travel: Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Scarborough Last weekend Nana and I took a rather lengthy journey north for a night away at the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel in Scarborough, with Little Dude in tow. The Ox Pasture Hall Hotel is a luxurious country hotel...

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A Place To Enjoy My Garden I love my garden. I love the fact that I have a garden, especially with the recent gorgeous weather we've been having. Whilst I have a pretty compact garden, there's a lot going on out there. Plants, fruit...

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Cuddles With Ben Cohen Some days I have a really difficult job. Days like this for example. *Ahem* That rather nice young man is former rugby player Ben Cohen. Ben is a bit of an expert when it comes to cuddles. He has...

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Beauty: Glossybox

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Information, Product Reviews | Posted on 29-04-2013

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You may remember I featured Birchbox in my Mothers Day Gift Guide feature earlier in the year. A monthly subscription box which sends out a few sample sized beauty products for you to try out, with the option to buy full sized versions in their online store. Well after reviewing Birchbox I came across Glossybox who provide a very similar product, so I thought I’d best check them out aswell.

I immediately loved the box that Glossybox provided the products in. Whilst there was something classy about the plain brown box with hot pink detailing of the Birchbox, I liked the floral pattern of the Glossybox. The box had been designed by Pearl Lowe, and whilst typically the boxes are much simpler and plainer, this was clearly a good time to sample one! Inside the packaging wasn’t as good as Birchbox. With Birchbox all the products come in a drawstring canvas bag. The Glossybox samples are simply sat on a bed of shredded paper wrapped in tissue. The brands featured are a mixture of classic ones and some I’d never heard of – there’s a huge list on the website of brands used – and the April box which I received included Nip-Fab, Yves Rocher and A-Derma. Everything which came in the box was something I would use – albeit perhaps not in the colour received – but there was nothing too wild that would just get put to one side and never opened. The perfume sample was lovely and the lip balm works a treat.

I am a big fan of these beauty boxes. They are ideal for someone like me who is generally overwhelmed by the range of beauty products out there, and likes to sample things first. I’ve been lucky enough to discover a few items that I’d genuinely buy again in full size, I now just need to decide which box to subscribe to…

Shop At Zulily – Daily Deals For Mums, Babies, and Kids

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Information, Product Launch | Posted on 09-05-2012

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Zulily launched in the UK last month after a press event in Central London. Zulily provides heavily discounted branded items – up to 90% off retail prices – for short periods of time. Each sale event lasts 72 hours and then they are gone, making way for a new brand and new deals. A group of bloggers and national press were invited to morning tea and to preview some of the clothes, shoes, books and accessories which would be on sale via Zulily in the coming weeks and months.


Every day at 6am a new selection of goods are added, and over the past week there has been clothing, changing bags, maternity bras, books and furniture on offer at great prices.

We bought this last week for Little Man to give him somewhere to sit whilst colouring or playing with his Lego or puzzles:
This desk for Pkolino currently retails for £79.99 from Amazon. I got it through Zulily for just £45, and it was delivered this morning 10 days after ordering. A sturdy flat packed desk which is suitable from age 2 up to around 6 – so a great investment too.

Ordering from Zulily is simple and you pay just one postage charge per day, so if you order something in the morning then have another browse later on you will get free delivery on anything else ordered before midnight.

Joining Zulily is free, so why not head over there now and take a look at what’s on offer today by clicking here.