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Prepare for Kitty!

For those of you who don’t know, I have a big fluff-ball of a cat called Roari! I got him when he was 8 weeks old and he was so small that he could sit in one of my hands! (and I have small hands!)

My friend (one of my closest) got a Kitten today and my gosh she is cute!!!

But anyway, I thought I would make a blog post on what things to buy and what to do when you get a Kitten! Why you ask? Because I wish somebody had written a blog post for me when I first got Roari! I was a wreck in the first month of being a new Mummy!

So first, What to buy:

A cage (to take it to the vets in);
A bed;
A Blanket;
A Litter Tray;
Food (Kitten food);
Dish/Bowl;
Litter;
Scratching Post;
Toy;
Brush/comb.

When I got Roari, I was lucky enough to have found an offer. In this offer I got the cage, litter tray, bed and scratching post in one. I got it for about £15.00 from Argos. I dunno if they still do this offer but it was so handy!

I then went to the supermarket and got a massive bag of dry kitten food. I started Roari off on Whiskers, because that is what his previous owners were feeding him. It’s important to ask the people who you got the kitten from about what they were feeding the kitten. I didn’t give Roari wet food until he was bout 5 months because I wanted him to get strong teeth (although they were already freaking sharp!). Oh and please make sure it is Kitten food because they need more nutrients than what is in the regular cat food.

I also bought a massive bag of Litter at the super market. And two bowls, one for water, one for food. I also made sure that I bought him a little ‘welcome to your new home’ toy.

I also bought Roari several brushes/combs. You will only need one if you don’t make the same mistake that I did! I didn’t want to brush Roari when he was a baby because he was so cute with his static fur!! But it is important that you start when they are young. I would say around 3 months old. Otherwise they will not get used to it!

So that is the basics. You then need:

Double sided tape

I know you are thinking what the hell?!

When Roari was tiny, he liked to chew wires. I would rap the wires in double sided tape. He hated this and learnt very fast that the wires were not something to play with! They will stay clear of anything with tape on it!

I think, this is all the materialistic things that you need.

This post is a bit long so I’m going to start a second one on things to do with your kitten to take care of them and your house!

Stay Tuned!!

Posted in Beauty, Portfolio, Reviews

Review: OPI Nail Envy

When I was in school, I had the best nails! My nails were long, strong and grew really fast. Then I started working. Working in retail ruins your whole life. My nails would break, they got really thin, they would peel.

So I neglected my nails for about 3 years because I gave up hope.

Then I started to watch nail tutorials on YouTube and a lot of Americans were talking about Nail Envy.

I am so happy I found Nail Envy! I purchased a sample from eBay and I am so happy I did. Within two applications, my nails were stronger, they were growing and they just looked healthy! After I finished the sample, which lasted just over a month, I decided to buy the full size OPI Nail Envy. I purchased the original (green writing) and the Matte (blue writing).

I recommend everyone to use this. If you have strong nails or weak nails, Nail Envy is amazing. The Matte version even makes it possible for guys to wear it without worrying about looking like they have a manicure!

In the directions it says to apply two coats of Nail Envy before applying a colour (if you want) and then put one coat on every other day, then start again after a week. I only followed this for the first month. When my nails started to get stronger, I only applied one coat rather than the recommended two coats.

There are also other versions of Nail Envy that are recommended for certain nail problems such as; Nail Envy for soft & thin nails, Dry & Brittle nails and sensitive & peeling nails.

The only problem with Nail Envy is the price. I didn’t have a problem with paying for them but when I told my sister how much I paid, she thought I was mad. But only until she started using it! I also found a great offer on Amazon! So look around and compare prices before you buy Nail Envy!

Hope it helps you as much as it helped me!

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Review : Botanic (Boots)

Skin care is very important to me. I have always had clear skin that I want to maintain.

I haven’t used a lot of skin products but the best one I’ve tried is the Botanics range. It is a range of all natural skin care products that is avaliable at Boots (drugstore).

I have tried the eye make-up remover, cleanser, toner, day cream, & no oil moisturizer. All products are amazing.

I have partually oily skin (mostly my nose) so the day cream was probably the least helpful. It still remains to be an amazing product.

My skin is brighter, less patchy (different skin tones), less oilyer (is that spelt right? Is it even a word?!) & my skin is much smoother.

The cleanser is very pleasing because you do not use it with water. Water in England is a bit rough, so it tends to dry out my skin. I prefer not to use water on my face unless I have to. You apply the cleanser onto cotton wool & simply wipe your face. You will see stuff on the cotton wool that you would not believe came from your face! The Toner should be used in the same way after the cleanser to pick up anything left behind.

I would especially recommend the cleanser & toner but, the other products in the Botanic range are worth buying. Botanics has a good price & are usually on a ‘2 for 3’ offer.

*****