The New Lacura Suncare Range from Aldi

The weather hasn’t exactly been the kind where you need to slap the sunscreen on, has it? But if you’ve been on holiday or will be going on holiday to sunnier climes, you’ll probably need some. For affordable holiday sun creams – check to Lacura.

Lacura from Aldi is the new range of suncreams/sprays for the whole family.

We were sent a range of products to try and when we managed to find some sunny days out we used them.

In fact, the Lacura SPF 30 sun spray has recently been revealed as the lowest costing sunspray to pass Which? SPF testing too.

How did we get on with the Lacura range?

We tried the SPF 30 sun Spray, the protective oil spray and the aftersun moisturising spray.


For the prices, these products are amazing. I remember I paid a good amount for sunscreen while on holiday in France. It’s great to be able to buy sincere products on a budget.

The spray is easy to apply and offers good protection with an SPF 30.

The aftersun moisturising spray is perfect for when you’ve spent some time in the sun. It helps keep the skin hydrated and soothes and cools the skin if you’ve overdone it. It contains Aloe Vera so you’ll know that it has cooling properties.

The protective oil spray has a smooth feel to it. It helps protect the skin from getting burnt and it great for a day at the beach.

There are more products in the range and you can check them out here – Aldi Skincare

In fact you can buy a bundle of sincere lotions and sprays for just £9.99

My Favourite Flower – The White Rose

I love flowers. Who doesn’t? They bring so much colour and beauty to everything.

It doesn’t matter if they are part of a well-tended garden or they are part of the wild – they are all beautiful.

I was asked what my favourite flower is and I was at a loss to pick one from several. I would have to say it’s the rose. But it’s not just any rose because I’m not really a fan of the red rose. Instead, I love the white rose.

That’s not a photo taken by me but you its pretty near perfect for me.

I know the white rose is normally symbolic with sympathy and is a part of funerals. But to me, the white rose is a symbol of the purity of love. Unconditional love – that is pure in it’s giving.

Yes, I made sure that the white roses were part of the funerals of my parents and while to others they may have been a symbol of sympathy, to me – represented undying love.

I also tend to prefer the lesser opened rose – don’t know if you get what I mean? I don’t like them in full bloom and opened fully. I like the ones that are in partial bloom. I think they look most beautiful then.

I have recently been tending to my garden and have planted several plants – one of them this rather unusual rose bush that has two-toned flowers.

Apart from the white rose, I also like orchids. This simple looking flower has long since symbolised luxury. I think it has to do with the fact that they are quite elusive. To me they represent elegance and charm and I love them.

Flying Flowers recently ran a unique survey with regards the hidden meaning of flowers which tell you which flowers people like receiving for a particular occasion. You can read more at

What’s your favourite flower? You can also join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #HiddenFlowerMeanings

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L.O.L. Surprise Lil Sister Doll Review

We recently reviewed The L.O.L Surprise doll and were quite happy to receive the L.O.L. Surprise Lil Sister doll.

The Lil Sister is much like the L.O.L. surprise in that it opens the same way with the many layers but there are a few differences.

The Lil Sister doll is naturally more a baby and is just adorable.

It has 5 layers to unravel. Each layer gives you a sort of clue as to what the doll is going to be.

When unravelled, the doll is ever so cute. It has a little nappy and our particular one can change colour when put into ice cold water. In fact, some designs appear on her nappy and even her face – much like little cat stripes.

The doll is small and is perfect for playing with on trips as it can easily fit in a pocket or a little bag.

The concept of having to open the many layers is so exciting for little ones as you don’t know which one you are going to get. Also, opening so many layers makes for so much fun.

The dolls are priced at £9.95 and are perfect for adding to a collection.

Here’s a video review by my little one – The Magic Hat Reviewer –


The Nut Job 2:Nutty by Nature Film Review

We were invited to a screening of The Nut Job 2 and the children were quite excited as they knew what to expect. Having seen The Nut Job, we knew that this film was going to be a load of fun too.

The screening was taking place at the Warner Bros headquarters in London and we started off early to be there on time for the fun in the foyer.

We were treated to face painting, creating our own masks and we had some balloons made into Surly, Andie and Precious. We also had a great breakfast with acorn biscuits too.


It was then time to head into the screening room which is rather plush. We’ve been before but every time we love it more.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature tells the story of how the mayor of Oakton City wants to destroy the habitat of Surly and his friends to build an amusement park to rake in money. However, he is not concerned with how the park is being built and is extremely unscrupulous. Surly, Buddy, Andie and Precious and their friends try and stop him with the help of Mr Feng and his army so they can take the park back.

What we thought –

The film is amusing and is loads of fun. It’s nice when a sequel is different to the first film and yet as enjoyable. There are also moments that show caring between friends which is great in a children’s film. The kids loved it and I was entertained too.

It’s a great film to watch with the family this summer and is out in cinemas now.