Mothers Day is getting nearer and I thought it would be a great idea to post some ideas on what to get your mum on this special day. I asked on twitter the other day for suggestions and loads of you responded. I already had a few ideas of my own but I thought creating a post on these ideas would give you some inspiration!
FOR BUSY MUMS
For all your Mums that are busy ladies and have next to no time to herself here’s some gift ideas for her! All Mum’s deserve a good pamerpering so why not treat her to some lovely pamper gifts?
Lush have an amazing selection of mothers day bath bombs and pamper products!
Boots also have an amazing selection of gifts by Sanctuary, Burts Bees, an No7 !
Or if you’re thinking of spending a bit more money on your Mum this Sunday then why not treat her to a pamper day ? At Champneys spa’s or your local spa! From Pedicures, Manicures, massages or facials, your mum would love to have a bit of chill out time!
FOR FOOD LOVER MUMS
If your mum has a sweet tooth and loves her choccys then treat her with some luscious chocolates! Or try something different and make her some cupcakes with cute patterns on ! If your Mum loves to cook why not treat her to some cookery items?
FOR FLOWER LOVING MUMS
You can never really go wrong with flowers – unless you’re allergic to them of course. Flower baskets or hampers make great gifts! If you order online though be sure to leave plenty of time for delivery!
FOR FUNNY MUMS
If your mum has a bit of a sense of humor try looking for some jokey gifts! They can be just as fun as regular gifts sometimes!
FOR GARDEN LOVING MUMS
Does your mum love gardening? What about treating her to some cute garden tools or flowers!
FOR SPORTY MUMS
Does you mum love sporty activities? Treat her to some new sporty gear !
FOR TRAVEL MUMS
If your mum travels a lot – heres some gift ideas to make her travel journeys that little bit better!
So these are a few of many ideas that you can choose from. If your Mum is like mine and never says what she likes then go for chocolates and flowers as you can never go wrong!
If you are ordering anything online let the latest day be Tuesday or Wednesday as it won’t deliver on time for Sunday!
Treat your mum to a breakfast in bed and a nice cuppa on Sunday morning!
Happy Mothers Day!
*disclaimer – i take no credit for these photos they are for reference purposes only*
Today’s post isn’t really beauty or fashion related but more lifestyle related. If you follow me on Twitter you will know that I have recently been taking ice skating lessons! One of my New Years Resolutions was to try something different. So I signed up to beginners adult ice skating lessons!
I am really enjoying learning to skate. Despite it being hard and a bit painful at times, it is really fun and It’s a great form of exercise! I’d only been skating 1 or 2 times with some friends and I’d really enjoyed it. They had even said that when I got on the ice I was a natural because I stepped on and zoomed off on my blades!
I had my 3rd lesson on Monday and I’m really progressing which I’m pleased with!
In lesson 1 we were just learning how to find out feet and balance correctly on the skates. They are not easy to walk in when off the ice I can tell you now! Imagine wearing the worlds most uncomfortable pair of high heels! The second I stepped on the ice I felt like Bambi. But after a few glides up and down the ice I found my feet and balance.
In lesson 2 we were learning how to glide on the skates. Gliding is when you push off from either your left or right foot then bring the other foot in the air. It’s complicated to explain but it’s basically gliding on one foot with the other foot raised off the floor slightly. We also started learning how to go backwards. It looks so easy when you see it on Dancing On Ice but it is so hard!!!! To go backwards we had to turn our toes inwards and push our ankles outwards then lift one foot at a time. By doing this you begin to glide backwards. But of course it’s not as easy as that as your body’s natural reaction to going backwards is to jerk forwards! I’ll get it eventually! I hope!
In lesson 3 we began learning to stop ourselves. Usually I would just smack into the barrier to stop myself or just wait until I slowed down but now thankfully I know how to stop! To stop we had to do the “snowplough” with our feet. If you go Skiing you’ll know what this is. I found it easy because I’d been skiing before thankfully haha. Basically to stop we had to slowly push our ankles out with toes turned in. It’s difficult to explain in writing haha.
Next week will be my 4th lesson. In total there are 6 lessons which I’m doing. I really want to go onto the next level after this because it’s so fun and a great way to get fit. I can definitely feel the burn in my thighs after 30 mins!
I hope you enjoyed this post. I thought I would tell you about this because not everyone can find the motivation or inspiration to start something new and stick with it so I hope that I can inspire someone to try something different!
Leave me a comment or a tweet telling me how you’re getting on with your new years resolutions!
Thanks for reading!
I have seen this tag floating around online now and I thought that I would give it ago! Below are 50 random facts about myself so I hope this gives you a bit more insight into me! Please feel free to do this tag yourself – leave me your link below or tweet me it!
So let’s get started!
1. My full name is Hannah Catherine Mills
2. My birthday is the 24th October 1994
3. I don’t really have any fears, I have a fear of panicking! haha!
4. I have been to Disney Orlando 8 times!
5. I only have my ears pierced, but i want more!
6. I love kidney beans & cottage cheese together…yes i know, pretty odd
7. I suffer from anxiety
8. I want to move to Cambridgeshire or Bedfordshire
9. I hate flies…they creep me out
10. I will worry about people even if they are my worst enemy
11. I am currently looking into becoming a Buddhist
12. My mum is my hero and inspiration
13. Blogging helped with my anxiety
14. I have no tattoos
15. I want a tattoo
16. I hate it when a guy has long hair (sorry ! x)
17. I have a dog named Eddie
18. I love the smell of fresh cut grass
19. I have an obsession with Yankee Candles
20. I have another obsession for Lush and anything like Lush!
21. I’m a friendly person
22. My emotions are like a yoyo
23. I will sit and worry myself sick about my future
24. I am single
25. I used to be able to speak French, German & Spanish…Not sure if I still can…Bonjour!!
26. I used to love school for socializing but hated the teachers
27. My favorite subject at school was P.E and Media Studdies
28. I love the show Friends
29. I didn’t start wearing makeup properly until I was 17
30. I hate TOWIE
31. The Lion King is one of my favorite films
32. My favorite artists right now are FUN. , Michael Buble, Nicki Minaj & Adele
33. I hate people that try taking charge of something that doesn’t concern them
34. I don’t drive…too anxious to start!
35. I can’t get on an aeroplane anymore
36. I am currently having Ice skating lessons
37. I have been an animal lover since I was 2 years old
38. I lost one of my brothers when I was 13 years old
39. I love eBay
40. I hate pastel coloured clothing – they don’t do anything for peoples figures ( i don’t mean that in a nasty way, i just think it looks awful)
41. I want to have a smart car!
42. I daydream way too much
43. Sometimes If i’m having a conversation with someone my mind will drift off and I ignore them lol
44. I used to hate Christmas
45. I once cut my boob length hair into a pixie cut
46. I wish my eye colour was blue
47. I don’t like reading books
48. I love little vintage/nick nack shops
49. I don’t know how to use a washing machine
50. I love a cuddle!
So this is my 50 random facts about me!
Hope you liked this post!
Thanks for reading!
Todays post is my top 5 winter must have items! Here in the UK it is definitely getting colder and I am beginning to crack out my winter warmers and woolies! I for one hate going out in the cold, thinking I’ve wrapped up warm when the fact is I actually haven’t. I’m the sort of person that hates wearing a coat. I do. I absolutely hate wearing them. Why? When you’re shopping and you’re in and out of different shops it’s like your body temperature is having a fit! Walk into the store – too hot, take off all the layers. Walk out of the store – freezing cold, on the layers go. And so forth!
Over the last few months I’ve been trying to find some items that are easily portable and can be slipped on and off with ease and just in general my “must have” items!
No.1 – Knitted Headbands
I discovered these a few months back when I was searching the shops for a hat that wouldn’t make my hair go frizzy and crazy. I dived into New Look and found these knitted headbands. At first I was a bit hesitant to try these out because at the end of the day, it’s only covering a small part of your head, and as we all know, heat escapes out of your head so what use could these be right?
These are amazing. You’d be really surprised at how warm these keep your head. I tie my hair up quite a lot, so wearing a hat can be a bit difficult. These are perfect at keeping the wind and chill off of your ears and they really keep your head toasty! They’re a great accessory that keep you warm too!
No.2 – Fingerless Gloves
Another one of my must haves! I never used to like fingerless gloves because I couldn’t see how these were going to be useful. Gloves are supposed to keep you warm so why shop the ends of the fingers off right? Some fingerless gloves come with detachable mittens on them, these are perfect if you are on the go and need to use things such as your touch screen phone or to apply your makeup or flick through paperwork/books etc etc.
No.3 – Snoods
Snoods are perfect because it has more than one use. Snoods can be used as a scarf, hat, hood, scarf&hoot, and if they’re big enough, another layer over your t shirt! These are inexpensive and great money savers because of their multi usage purposes. A winter must have!
No.4 – Hand Warmers
Hand warmers. These are my little life savers when I can’t find my gloves. Snap the silver coin inside the pouch and voila…instant heat. Some can last up to 3 hours, some can last 3 minutes. It depends on the quality of them. These fit nicely into your pocket and keep your hands nice and toasty in the colder months! You can pick these up pretty much anywhere now for under a fiver!
No.5 – Toe Socks
I love my toe socks. They’re not everyone’s favorite winter warmer but I absolutely adore them. Toe socks are basically gloves for your feet. Most of them come up to the knee so they are twice as warm as normal socks. They’re fun too and make great presents! I picked up a pair in Poundland and I love them. They’re warm, cosy and fun!
So these are my top 5 winter must haves! I might do a top 5 winter beauty must haves – leave me a comment if you would like to see this! Leave me another comment with your winter must have!
Thanks for reading!
*disclaimer – these pictures are for reference purposes only, I take no credit for these photos*