Cheerz X Polaroid 3000 Instagram Prints

Cheerz Polaroid Prints

Cheerz is French company who love nothing more than to bring your digital pictures to life. Their products are a great way of printing your photos and they have so many fun and creative ways of doing that. I think its nice to have photos as a memory and if you’re like me I hardly ever get them printed these days. I tested out a couple of their products last year & really loved the quality & just how easy it was to turn my digital images into something a little more fun.

More excitingly they have now teamed up with Polaroid to give you that classic, retro and pretty cool Polaroid vibe to your digital photos.

The Cheerz Polaroid 3000 instant prints are developed using stiff, glossy, embossed paper and look just like the real thing. There’s is even a special filter to give your prints an authentic “Polaroid” look.

Cheerz and Polaroid

New Cheerz Instagram Prints

All you need to do is select the Polaroid 3000 option,

  1. Select 18 of your favourite photos
  2. Add text (if you want to)
  3. Add to cart & checkout

You can upload digital images from your computer, Instagram, Facebook or your Google Account.

Its that simple. I didn’t add any text on my Polaroid Prints because I wanted to use some Washi Tape and add my own little DIY notes on the bottom. I think it adds a personal touch, I also used some small pegs and brown parcel tape to clip the photos to and I have hung them in in office.

My Cheerz Polaroid Instagram Prints

Cheerz Polaroid Photos

The quality of these prints is so good and they feel just like the instant Polaroid Prints. Its so cool that Cheerz have collaberated with Polaroid and are keeping the brand alive & current. So if you are looking to have some of your digital photos printed then why not treat yourself to a box of these. In a world where all of our images are digital its nice to have few memories that are tangible and there is nothing like looking back over old photos. These are great if you like to do scrapbooking & project life.

My prints arrived very quickly, within a couple of days of ordering.

You can use the Cheerz app via the App Store or Google Play Store I used the Cheerz website which was easy to navigate & very quick to use.

Why not print some of your memories & have them to keep. I think photos always make such a beautiful gift too, no matter what time of year and Cheerz have some really creative options for you. I have a discount code for you that will give you £4 off your first order. Use the code VICITK at checkout or just follow this link

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Exante Diet Vegan Meal Options

If you are someone that likes to have a plan when loosing weight then Exante might be a great option for you. Exante Diet is the UK’s leading online, diet and weight-management service offering a huge range of meal-replacement products, including diet soups, diet shakes, diet bars and more.

They offer a great range of flexible, easy-to-follow, weight-loss and weight-management plans to suit you. All their meals come prepared, individually portioned and with 100% of your recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals. So if you follow your plan you won’t have to count your calories, as it is all worked out for you.

Exante Diet Meals

I was sent a few of their Vegan options to try out. I’m not trying to loose weight but healthy eating is very important to me and I often struggle to think of quick and easy meals which are both nutritious & tasty. Also portion control is not my strong suit so these meals were ideal.

Exante Diet Chocolate Orange Bar

Exante Diet Toffee Nut Raisan Bar

Chocolate Orange Meal Replacement Bar & Toffee Nut & Raisin Meal Replacement Bar*

Both of these bars are substantial and much bigger than your average ‘cereal bar’. They both had the consistency of a rice crispy square, a little sticky and they felt light. So a good option for breakfast, especially if you are someone that tends to skip breakfast. I thought they both initially tasted good but I think they are a little too sweet and I was left with a slight powdery after taste. If you have a sweet tooth then this may work for you. I was skeptical about them being meal replacements but although these bars were light they actually left me feeling full. These are good if you’re in a bind and want something quick, nutritious and quite low in calories but high in protein.

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Curried Sweet Potato Soup*

This was delicious although it could have had a little more of a curry kick but it was still a great lunch option. It had quite a thick creamy texture and I was impressed by how nice it was. I would have this again & if like me you find soups a great way to get in your vegetable intake you may find these work for you. I like that they’re quick to cook when you don’t have a lot of time

moroccan style couscous exante

Moroccan Style Cous Cous*

I wasn’t holding out much hope for this as you just add water and leave to stand for a few minutes & I have never had a pot noodle style meal that had any flavour but …… this was actually pretty good. The cous cous fluffed up nicely and the moroccan spices made it really tasty. You get more than enough for this to be a lunch option & I would recommend this too

5 Bean Stew Exante Diet Meals

5 Bean Vegetarian Chilli*

This is totally up my street, I love this kind of hearty meal & I find beans so filling. This smells lovely and had a real kick to it. It was spicy and full of flavour, I thought it was a good sized portion. I cooked it in the oven but it can also be microwaved.

I would recommend all the lunch & dinner options I tried & the Moroccan Cous Cous & Vegie Chilli in particular. Both we very filling and full of flavour. I wasn’t so keen on the two meal replacement bars, they were a little sweet for me & left a weird after tatse.

Make sure you check out Exante if you’re looking to kick start your weight-loss or need a little guidance with portion control and healthy meal options. I have only tested a very small selection of meals & snacks that are available on their plans so I am sure if you haven’t seen anything that takes your fancy that they will have lots of options you will enjoy.

They also have a great selection of recipe ideas too, so even after you finish your plan you can continue to eat a healthy, balanced and calorie controlled diet.

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Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipsticks

UD Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection

Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Lipsticks

This limited edition Alice Through The Looking Glass collection from Urban Decay is just insane – the eyeshadow palette is full of bold beautiful shades and the packaging is luxurious and so much fun. The lipsticks are equally as vibrant and bold. I’m not really known for wearing a super bold lip but I’ve promised myself that I’m going to try & be brave enough to wear a few of these out and about.

There are five limited edition lipstick shades which are diverse and bold in colour they range from more wearable red, nude and berry shades to the more vibrant purple shimmer and a stunning blue. They are all very pigmented and feel lovely on the lips.

Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Lipsticks

The packaging is just as eye catching as the lipstick shades themselves, they have a bold bright floral kaleidoscope pattern on both the outer cardboard as well as the actual lipstick packaging. This collection is as you would expect from such a colourful film as Alice Through The Looking Glass, its fun, exciting and a little playful.

The lipsticks are named after key characters from the film and I still can’t decide what my favourite shade is. You will have to let me know what shade is your favourite.

Urban Decay Disney Alice Lipsticks

Urban Decay Limited Edition Alice Lipsticks

Alice – Sheen Shimmer

This is a beautiful creamy sheer nude with a pink shift which looks gorgeous when the light hits it. This is the least vibrant of the 5 lipsticks but the pink shift in this formula gives it that pop of pink shimmer and makes it just that little more special. Yes its a nude lipstick but as you would expect from Alice its subtle and beautiful with a sparkle running through. This is a very pretty shade indeed and Its so hard to pick up the shimmer in photos.

Mad – Hatter Metallized

This is such a fun intense purple and I so want this to look good on me but I need a little practice in applying it, as It looked a little patchy on the lips. Its so bold and vibrant and although gorgeous the colour intimidates me slightly but Mad Hatter deserves such a quirky shade and I’ve seen this on a few people and it looks incredible, so I’m determined to wear it.

Urban Decay Alice Lipstick Swatches

Mirana (White Queen) Metallized

This is a beautiful deep rich berry shade, its quite dark on the lips but I just love these autumnal shades and this is one of my favourites from the collection. It can feel quite dry on the lips & it took a little perseverance to get an even coverage but I think thats quite common with the darker more matte shades.

Iracebeth – (Red Queen) Comfort Matte

This is such beautiful pigmented true red and the colour stays put for hours. This is lovely formula to apply and it dries down to a matte finish and compared to most matte formulas this doesn’t feel to dry on my lips. Its a gorgeous bright red and one that would look good on anyone.

Time Metallized

I think this is the quirkiest shade in the collection and it is a gun metal navy with silver shimmer, so it has it all going on! This isn’t a one swipe & you’re done lippie you need to take your time when applying to make sure you get an even application. I salute anyone who is able to wear this out and about, I love this shade but out of the collection I think its the hardest to wear and to apply.

UD Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection

So I would say the Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Lipsticks* offer something for everyone and invites you to step outside your makeup comfort zone. At first glance you may think the collection is a little off the wall or too quirky maybe, but it wouldn’t be doing the film justice if Urban Decay released a tame, subtle selection of everyday Pinks and Nudes. This is a fitting collection for a visually vibrant film.

My stand out shades are Iracebeth (gorgeous red) and Mirana (deep, rich berry) I think I will wear these two the most.

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House of Fraser Makeup Wish List

House of- Fraser Makeup Wishlist

Tom Ford Beauty Eye Colour Quad in Golden Mink £64.00

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30/PA+++ £30.00

Urban Decay Limited Edition Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette £40.00

MAC In Extreme Dimension Waterproof Mascara £19.00

Benefit Dew The Hoola Liquid Bronzer £22.50

Givenchy Les Saisons – Healthy Glow Powder £36.00

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in shade 49 £29.00

bareMinerals Ready Colour Boost – the stolen heart £29.00

Perricone No Highlighter Highlighter £29.00

Benefit Cheekathon Blush Palette £44.50

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Kiss Pop £16.00

YSL Touche Éclat Blur Perfector £32.50

I haven’t been makeup shopping for so long, I have been focusing on using up products that I have had for a while and falling back in love with products that I totally forgot I had. That doesn’t stop me from lusting over all the beautiful new releases and I have a cheeky wish list of products that I always add to my basket and then talk myself out of purchasing. Do you do the same?

Thats so true of the stunning Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette I think this is incredible value at £40 & I think I would get a lot of use out of the shades – I think I have just talked myself in to buying this, It is limited edition after all so I can’t wait around forever.

Also the Benefit Cheekathon Blush Palette is exclusive to House of Fraser and you get 5 full sized cheek products. I absolutely love their boxed powders & Rockateur is a personal favourite of mine. This would be such a cute palette to own.

I think I must be the only beauty blogger that has never owned a YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick – everything about them is so beautiful & I think 2016 is the year I treat myself to a shade that I will wear a lot & treasure. If you have any shade recomendations then let me know.

Perricone are a brand that I hear such positive things about and I like that their range is quite small and very specific, I want to try most things from them. I’m having a real love affair with highlighter at the moment & the one I’ve included on my wishlist sounds ideal – I like that you can wear it subtle or add more to make it a little more intense.

Let me know if you have any of my picks on your wishlist or if there is anything I should add.

This post has been written in collaboration with HOF but all opinions as always are my own