REVIEW: Ozeri Moderna Pedometer 4×3 Motion – Blogmas Day 10

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Design

Sleek, small and easy to use with only 4 control buttons. Easy fit for most pocket sizes (even the tiniest of skinny jeans!) and if you have no pockets pop it around your neck with the handy loop. With easy set up instructions I was good to go pretty much as soon as I opened up the box.

Does it work?

At work as I am constantly on my feet I thought that it was the perfect time to take this out for a test run. I checked on it a couple of times during my shift (13 hours!) and despite not being able to account step for step as I had been busy with other things I did walk up and down a couple of times and it was fairly accurate.

One thing that was quite impressive was that it tracks 7 days of exercise and not only steps but average speed, time and calories burnt. This is great as over a week of work I was able to compare what was done on a day at work and a day off – my, my what a difference. Alongside the 7 day tracker you have a calendar and time feature which is handy if you don’t have a watch or phone to hand.

It was easy to carry as I could either hang it around my neck or have it in my pocket. As it is small enough it fit in my trouser pocket and stayed there for the rest of the day. If no movement is made the screen sleeps after 30 seconds. For a thorough test this nifty little item will be coming out for another outing walking the dog so I will be back with more soon to let you know how I get on. Pictures will hopefully be taken – if the weather isn’t too bad!

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Price

This item is currently on sale for £15.95 on Amazon.

*Thank you to the people at Ozeri for sending me this item for review

PRESS DAY: Coast S/S ’15 – Blogmas Day 5

From 60’s Monochrome to Luminous Blooms the Coast Spring/Summer 2015 collection is truly inspiring. Not only does it make me wish away the cold weather and days of needing a scarf and wooly hat with cute matching mittens but it makes me want to wear the fabulous garments IN the cold weather and find an equally fabulous coat to cover up.

With femininity at the forefront of this collection the intricate lace designs and delicate embellishments showcase key trends for the new season. Let us not forget the bursts of colour alongside the strict monochrome designs just to add a bit of order to the flirtatious feel of the dramatic yet nostalgic compilation.

Check out my photos from the day and judge for yourself

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Just sensational and that is just the looks – when you get a feel of the fabrics on offer you will go crazy.

REVIEW: The Snow Globe by Sheila Roberts – Blogmas Day 3

 

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Back of the Book

‘When Kiley Gray discovers an enchanting snow globe in an antique shop, she has no idea how much her life is about to change. For years, the snow globe has passed from generation to generation, somehow always landing in the hands of a person in special need of a Christmas miracle.

Kiley could use a miracle herself. This year, all she wants for Christmas is someone to love. A hopeful shake leads her on an adventure that makes a believer out of her. When Kiley shares the story of the snow globe with her best friends-two women with problems of their own-they don’t believe it. But they’re about to discover that at Christmastime, sometimes the impossible becomes possible and miracles really do come true.’

My Thoughts

Romance, festive cheer and a good dash of hope on the side. Sheila Roberts surely does know how to get you in the Christmas spirit. Kiley and her two friends Suzanne and Alison are like a triangle with extremely pointy edges when it comes to personalities. The three friends are out shopping when Kiley recently out of work finds that she really does need a miracle right about now. Whilst perusing an antique (Junk – in Suzanne’s words!) shop she comes across the delightfully festive snow globe and can’t take her eyes off of it. Despite being way out of her ‘budget’ after speaking to the shop owner and listening to the story there is no question that she simply ‘has to have it’. The deal done and snow globe in hand Kiley and her girlfriends continue with their day. Kiley has told her friends the beguiling story and despite the women having their own issues that we find out later in the book one remains incredibly sceptical about the back story of the stunning ornament. Surely a snow globe cannot make miracles happen? Well think again and read on my learned friend.

Let’s dissect a little more . . .

Kiley – completely obsessed with her ex boyfriend however after not fully getting over her current obsession she bumps into a hot hunky stranger who appears in her snow globe and falls madly in love and marries him. Now I am not saying that it is not possible to fall for someone and get married extremely quickly but I would make sure that I was over my ex first – would you not?

Allison – Losing a relative that you are close to is definitely one of the most upsetting things you can go through. After losing her grandmother – the lynch-pin in her messed up family – Allison meets a random old lady (that she saw in the snow globe!) and seems to get over her bereavement for her dear relative pretty quickly. Once again not staying fully on the negative side of things – it is wonderful to find someone out there that reminds you of the good traits of loved ones but after such a long grieving process being instantly attached to an elderly individual because you saw her in a snow globe is a bit far-fetched.

Suzanne – This character did it for me – where there is a thin line between like/dislike Suzanne was pulling on the ropes for me. Her home life suffered because she cared so much what others thought of her and she worked herself into an early grave to provide unnecessary trinkets for an already spoilt child. Her husband was beginning to resent her but only after breaking her ankle/leg did she slow down and look at her life. Not really a near death experience but whatever floats your boat. Suzanne’s story out of all three saw me thinking that Sheila Roberts really did want to link this to reality but had a very loose grip.

Despite many negative issues this book is definitely full of the fluffy goodness you want out of a festive romantic fiction read. For those sickly romantic christmas lovers out there this book is most definitely for you. That being said and sounding quite negative I would like to find out what happens next as the book was definitely left with room for continuation.

Overall an incredibly relatable read as the problems the friends face were those that every day people go through on a daily basis. This made the book readable however I became slightly sick of this reality – this may just be me as when I read a book I like to completely get lost in the fictional world created not take a long hard look at reality.

Rating

rating2*Grainy Blend

Thank you to Little Brown for sending me this book to review.

#IMWAYR

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It’s Monday peeps! How was your weekend?
From friends birthday celebrations to maximum relaxation my weekend was great.

Let’s get on with it! 

Wearing

Russell & Bromley, Boots, Shoes, Fashion, Winter,

These beauties have been on my list for quite some time. If you fancy a pair get them HERE.

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On the odd day that I had off and managed to get around Central I chose to wrap up warm but take my sunnies as there were some stray rays about. Contact lenses at the ready and I was away!

Using

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This product is one of the staples in my collection of cosmetics and cleansers. It is so gentle on the skin and leaves no dryness post application. It has had a little more air time than usual as I have been donning the darker shades of lipstick and need to remove them so I don’t end up with unsightly staining. You can grab a bottle HERE.

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Speaking of the darker shades this beauty is from the NARS Audacious Lip Collection, it was also my first step onto the NARS bandwagon that I am finding increasingly difficult to get off. Their colours are just so gorgeous!

Watched

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Not as funny as the first movie – but that is only my opinion. Still hilarious however!

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After watching the first episode on Sky 1 I am absolutely hooked and find myself linking up to the states just to get my hit every week. Most definitely worth the watch especially if you like superheros! Geeking out over here and having far to many fangirl moments – well more than I would like to admit anyway :)

Reading

Finished

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Yet another triumph from Sylvia Day – check out my review HERE

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A bit of a slow starter – that is all I can say for now.
Look out for the review on Wednesday 3rd December.

Currently Reading

Foxglove Summer, Ben Aaronovitch, Fiction, Books, Reading, London, Rivers of London, The Folly

Ben Aaronovitch’s writing style is truly stellar and the series of books starting with Rivers of London are spectacular.
I was one happy reader when this one was sent through. Check out his books either on Amazon or The Folly.

Over the next couple of weeks I will be busy with events and getting ready for Christmas of course. This year I plan to be a lot more organised than last but who knows what will happen. My book selection might also change (only slightly) to those more on the academic side as I am studying for something important.

What have you been up to this week?

It's Monday but it's ok