Models Own Haul

DSC_0004

Okay I know I’m meant to be on a spending ban, but I just couldn’t let this offer by Models Own pass me by!

At the moment Models Own have their 6 for £20 offer going on pretty much everything (well there are some things not on the offer…) and it was included on the Speckled Egg collection, which I’ve wanted since they announced it earlier this month. I calculated whether or not it would even save me money to just buy the 3 shades I wanted the most, but alas it wasn’t worth not taking up the offer and so, I went for it!

DSC_0006

The Speckled Egg collection were all popped into my shopping basket and I had the choice of one more product to pick up, seeing as there are only 5 polishes in the Speckled Egg collection.

There are five shades altogether, Dove (pink), Goose (yellow), Magpie (green), Duck (blue) and Swan (purple).

DSC_0007

So after seeing the polishes I also popped one of the Sticky Nails polishes into my shopping basket too. I opted for Sweet Candy as I thought it was the cutest of the bunch! The polish for this is shade Nude Beige and comes with lots of cute sweetie themed stickers! This was my favourite due to the fact you get some cute little gingerbread men on the sticker sheet, which I doubt I will ever use.

Upon ordering these I had the money to pay for them there and then but as I decided to pay with PayPal it enabled me the choice to pay for them two weeks after I ordered them. I love that PayPal does this, but I only thought they did it with eBay. So if you don’t have the cash straight away but will have it two weeks later, you can order away with no worries, which is awesome!

I ordered my polishes on the Friday after a long day at work and to my surprise they arrived on the following Wednesday morning. I wasn’t due at work until later that afternoon so I got to have a good stare at the polishes, but sadly due to my job I can’t wear polish for work… However I did paint my toes with these and they look gorgeous, so much so I can see me painting my toe nails with these for quite a long time now!

DSC_0001

DSC_0002

DSC_0003

I’m really quite pleased with how long these took to arrive as it didn’t even take a week and Models Own did state in my receipt via email that it might take longer than usual for my order to arrive, due to how popular the 6 for £20 offer was turning out to be. So well done Models Own, this was my first order from them and boy am I impressed! Not only did my order arrive quickly, but it also arrived in lovely packaging and it made a nice change. I can’t see me getting rid of the box it came in! xD

As I don’t work weekends, I FINALLY got my chance to try these out, after what felt like years to finally try! I didn’t paint my nails all too great (well not photo worthy on this post anyway… Well maybe just to show them off!) as my boyfriend and I were in a hurry to drive over to Coventry after I finished work. So anyway! I painted my nails with two coats of each shade but I think I could have done with three coats, so I think next time I wear these I’ll be trying it them all as three coats.

I have found one problem with the Speckled Egg polishes and that is not all the brushes are the same… I don’t know if I’m the only one who has noticed this, but it’s certainly affected/affecting the way I apply some of the polishes. The two shades that are having this issue are Swan and Duck.

So far my favourites are seeming to be Dove, Duck and Magpie.

FYI I WILL be reviewing the Speckled Egg polishes as they’re all gorgeous when applied to the nails. So keep your eyes peeled for those. 😉

I still haven’t tried the Sticky Fingers polish I ordered, but I shall be very soon as I really can’t wait to give it a go!

Have you taken part in Models Own 6 for £20 offer? If not do you intend to and if you did, what did you buy? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time, take care all and I’ll see you again soon!

Fox Footer

Adventure Time With Animals, Part Two! *WARNING PICTURE HEAVY AGAIN THUS V. LONG POST*

So yesterday I wrote about mine and my boyfriends day out to Hoar Park, a children’s farm in Nuneaton, which you can find here if you haven’t read it yet.

We went on Saturday afternoon and whilst it wasn’t the warmest of days, it was still lovely and it didn’t rain, which we were both glad about… Even if I did have my umbrella at the ready!

After we had looked around the farm and all the animals there, we went onto the part of the farm where the smaller animals were kept and I think it’s safe to say we spent most of the time there. The animals in there were just so damn cute and I felt a little sad to leave a certain little dude behind, I think we both wished we could have taken him home with us on Saturday.

DSC_0103

DSC_0105  DSC_0153

The guinea pigs we saw in the little animal hut were so adorable! There was two pens full of them and one set of them were called The Chocaholic’s because they were all shades of brown and white. These guys were quick when you went to try and take photographs of them, but I’m rather proud of this quick snap I got of this little guy whilst he ate some of his food. I like how cute he looks with some sawdust on his head. He happily sat there eating whilst I took picture after picture, but this one turned out to be the best. Although they were all quick, they were really friendly and didn’t shy away from the camera when taking pictures of them.

DSC_0104

DSC_0112

DSC_0114

DSC_0168

The rabbits were all pretty chilled and for the majority were either sleeping or lying down twitching their little noses. They just look so fluffy and cozy as they sleep and huddle together. I love how the rabbits lay down on their sides to sleep, they looked so peaceful and at the same time pretty shattered! We’ve all gone home after a long day at university, work or even seeing friends and lay down on our beds or sofas the same way! Both the guinea pigs and rabbits were for sale and I was surprised to see so many in there, I’d love to have taken one of these home.

DSC_0156

DSC_0164

DSC_0166

I love turtles and tortoises and when I get my own place I would love to get one of my own, this being said I’d probably be too nervous to touch it incase I hurt it! I was once told from a tortoise owner that if you turn it upside down, you could kill it… If this is true I’d be so scared of it ever happening! Anyhoo, these two guys were pretty funny and I could have watched them for ages. The little one kept trying to have some fun with the larger one and the big kid in me thought it was a funny thing to watch. I love the last picture in this trio, they’re just staring at me whilst I wave at them. Damn I need a tortoise of my own!

DSC_0132

DSC_0181

As I mentioned in the post yesterday, I had never seen a black duck before and it really brought some sort of childish excitement out in me. They look so beautiful, so when we went into where the chicks and ducklings were kept and spotted these, I couldn’t stop saying, “Aww!” in the highest pitch I could manage with a sore throat. There was only two or three of them in there, but they were a real treat to see and I couldn’t stop taking pictures of them.

DSC_0126

DSC_0128

DSC_0184

The yellow ducklings were just as cute as the black ones and my boyfriend got this really cute one of a duckling looking directly at him/the camera. I love the little bits of fluff on their heads, I don’t know if this is their feathers malting away or if it’s a tuft of feathers they have on their head. Either way it’s cute and makes it look like they have an afro! Before we left we noticed one of the chicks was sat on this ducklings head whilst he was lying down, eventually falling to sleep. We joked saying, “Get your butt out of my face!” it was rather comical and yet childish at the same time. 😛

DSC_0183

This is one of my favourite pictures that my boyfriend took. In their little cage by the chicks and ducklings pens, was this little yellow budgie. It sat quietly in its cage watching us look around and posed for pictures whenever we took any.  I took a couple, like my boyfriend did but this was the best one out of them all! Looks like such a photogenic, poser, doesn’t it? The picture shows off the colour of its feathers perfectly too, a lovely greeny yellow, I bet it would have been nice to stroke the little budgie.

DSC_0144

DSC_0146

DSC_0149

DSC_0172

DSC_0175

DSC_0176

DSC_0177

Now I’ve saved the best pictures until last on this post. This little dude here really cheered me up on Saturday and my boyfriend and I really wanted to take him home with us, as well as pick him up to snuggle, but of course we weren’t allowed to. We took so many pictures of him and as much as I wanted to show you all of them, it would have made this post WAY TOO LONG and it’s long enough already as it is. Maybe I’ll include the  other photographs on another post sometime, we’ll see. This is a little male bunny and boy did he have a photogenic personality! At first he seemed rather quiet, but as soon as we started taking pictures of him he hopped over towards us and posed like a good ‘un! He looked so soft and fluffy and rocked some awesome black rings around his eyes, as well as a cute little black dot on his right ear, which I thought was adorable. He cost £25 to buy and I really do hope he goes to a good home, how has anyone not bought him yet? I wish either of us could have bought him and brought him home with us. I was rather sad to leave when we did, purely because of how cute this little dude was. I hope my boyfriend and I can go back to this farm in the future and still see him there!

DSC_0188

DSC_0192

After we finally finished looking around the farm we popped into the cafe to have some tea and lunch. The tea was really good and after our lunch we were full. It was nice to sit down for a bit and we even discussed some more adventure ideas for us to go on. After that we popped out into the field nearby to take my pictures for my what I wore post as well as some personal pictures of us both to have.

DSC_0197

I had a wonderful day with my boyfriend at the farm and I’d love to go there again in the future!

If you live near Nuneaton, I suggest you go to Hoar Park yourself, whether you have children, or not! It’s a lovely little place and I can imagine it being really nice during the colder autumn months and in the summer time too.

I really enjoy doing these adventure posts with my boyfriend and I can’t wait to do more of these in the future, hopefully with vlogs too!

What did you get up to last weekend? Have you got any mini or big adventures planned soon? Let me know in the comments?

Also, would you have bought that bunny? Let me know. 😉

Until next time, take care and I hope everyone’s week has been going well.

Footer 1

Adventure Time With Animals, Part One! *WARNING PICTURE HEAVY THUS V. LONG POST*

Hello all! As I mentioned in my what I wore post  at the start of the week my boyfriend and I took a trip to a children’s farm for the afternoon.

We were meant to go on two occasions before this but the first time it was pouring with rain so we decided to stay in instead and the second time I had to go to work so it was cancelled.

Luckily though over the weekend we finally got to go and I can safely say it was worth the wait!

DSC_0016

DSC_0009

DSC_0008

We went to a children’s farm called Hoar Park, Nuneaton and got there just after lunchtime, which seemed a good time to go as it was still quiet but busy enough that we weren’t the only ones walking around.

As well as the farm being there, there is also a cafe, children’s play area, art gallery, ice cream, cake and sweet shop, antique shop and many more little shops like these.

DSC_0011

Before going into the farm we got ourselves some ice cream, my boyfriend decided to get chocolate and strawberry and I had coffee. The chocolate ice cream looked amazing and a part of me wishes I’d had a scoop of that as well, but I’ll save it until next time!

We had a look around a few of the shops and then decided it was time to go and see all the farm animals!

It only cost £2.50 each, which I thought was a great price for how many animals we got to see, plus you don’t get timed for how long you look around for, which I thought was even better! As well as that you could buy some food buckets for the birds, as well as the bigger animals (goats, pigs, deer) and these cost 50p each, so I bought one of each for my boyfriend. I would have had a go at feeding the animals too, but I’ve never been a huge fan of it myself, so I was happy enough taking photos and watching him feed the animals.

DSC_0017

DSC_0034

I have never in my life seen a black duck so when I saw one before we even paid to enter the farm, I was shouting, “It’s black! Why is it black?! I didn’t even know black ducks existed!” and I can honestly say I didn’t, but they’re now my favourite ducks! They’re more of a darkish brown-black with gorgeous feathers that turn from green, purple and blue shades in the right light, as you can see on my pictures. We also spotted some black ducklings, but they’re being saved until later in this post.

DSC_0030

DSC_0031

These three turkey’s were left to wander around amongst the visitors of the farm and I won’t lie, they freaked me out a tad. They seemed harmless enough and followed purely for food, but I like the scared child I am, I walked away from them as soon as I could and I was only brave enough to get close enough to them to take these three pictures.

DSC_0038

DSC_0036

Inside one of the chicken and duck pens they had a bird box for doves, which looks gorgeous and it was covered in doves and as we walked around the farm doves would be sat on different pens, every now and again flying away to go back to their bird box. I was lucky enough to get close enough to this dove to take a good picture of it. I really like this picture.

DSC_0040

DSC_0050

DSC_0045

DSC_0044

DSC_0046

These were our favourite animals in the farm area, the little kids! Look how cute they are! Across from them were some adult goats, which of course were given our attention, but not as much as these little guys. They were adorable and kept running over to us for more food, as well as following us around their pen as we made our way to the other animals. We saw these last too before heading to some different animals (which we took most of our photographs of).

DSC_0051

DSC_0052

DSC_0059

This is Marlon the pig and boy did he like being fed! If you held the food above his head and dropped it he would open his mouth and gobble up all the food you dropped into his mouth for him. My boyfriend had told me before we left to head to the farm about Marlon, but I didn’t quite believe it until I witnessed it for myself. Look at that happy face on the third picture, it’s as if he was saying thank you for the grub!

DSC_0057

These two guys were next to Marlon, look there’s a ginger pig, like my boyfriend… He’s not a pig… Just ginger. 😉

DSC_0061

DSC_0066

This deer was really cute and with a shake of our food bucket it came wandering over for some treats. It was really friendly and docile which was really nice seeing as the kids and goats all fought each other for food.

DSC_0076

The goat on the left was a bit of a dick and wouldn’t leave us alone.
However, the ginger goat was head-butting the poor little black and white goat because he wanted our food.

DSC_0070

This goat was nice, he didn’t have much of our food.

DSC_0068

A mountain goat, at heart and thus the overlord of all the goats!

DSC_0074

LOOK, IT’S RAMDALF THE GREY!

DSC_0071

This is the poor little black and white goat that kept being bullied by all the bigger goats. We tried to make sure he was fed the most as he deserved it, even if the ginger goat kept head-butting this poor little guy away. We liked this goat, he should have been with the kids!

DSC_0079

DSC_0083

This was another deer, who was double the size of the previous one. It also only had three legs and it seemed tired whenever it moved about. Nonetheless it was quiet and somewhat shy, but still very friendly. We stood by this deer for ages and fed it whilst we watched some commotion going on with the farms Jack Russell catching a rat next to Ramdalf.

DSC_0094

DSC_0096

We weren’t supposed to feed the donkey’s, but we ended up feeding one of them… But we noticed a family did exactly the same thing we did. The donkey’s were cute and like all the other farm animals, quiet and friendly when we approached them.

DSC_0098

DSC_0100

Next to the donkey’s pen was this wooden archway and I quickly took a picture of my boyfriend stood at the top of it. It’ll look beautiful when it grows a little more and has some leaves on it. Also, you know the turkey’s I mentioned earlier? The ones who were left to wander around with the visitors? One of the turkey’s sat next to one of the pens where fellow turkey’s were kept. This looked really sad, so I thought I would take a picture of it. Turkey’s need to stick together!

Then we moved onto the smaller animals… Which you will have to stay tuned for as otherwise this post will be way too long and so full of cute that it needs its very own post!

It’ll be on tomorrow, so stay tuned for that, it’ll be worth the wait!

Until tomorrow, take care and see you soon.

Footer 1