Snazaroo Face Paint Review

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Thanks to Weekend Box Club, we were sent a small pack of Snazaroo Face Paints to review.  At £2.99 they are a great way of entertaining the kids, but also a great way of causing an anxiety attack as they lunge face first towards your brand new sofa covered in paint.  We are no strangers to Snazaroo; they have always been our brand of choice.  The paints are thick enough to last and not wash into each other, but thin enough to actually paint on the face.  They dry quickly so layering is easy, and the kids didn’t get too restless by having to sit and pose for hours.  The only issue is that the brushes are always too thick for fine detail, and in these little packs you only get one brush.  I’m sure a professional could use edging to create thin lines with a thick brush, but for the average layman you’ll only manage thick stripes.  Frustrating when your child wants intricate lines being drawn, such as the veins of a butterfly’s wing or the eyelashes of the latest favourite emoji.  Thankfully the set we received to review was the tiger set.  Simple, big stripes.

Why I no longer want to be a parent blogger and why the blogging world has changed for the worse.

Five Things I’ve Learned About Blogging

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I constantly see “what I’ve learned” blog posts popping up on my social media feeds; I read some of them, mainly from bloggers who I respect but also some that I’ve never heard of just to get a different perspective.  One consistent point that people raise is that you will go into a slump at some point, you’ll question what you’re doing and wonder why you’re bothering with the linkies, the commenting, the staging, the reviews, the networking, and promotion, and getting very little in return.  Their advice is always the same.  Take a breath and remember why you started blogging in the first place; go back to basics and very much like Rocky going to Apollo Creed’s gym after losing to Mr T, or a similar simile for how Stella got her groove back, you need to find that spark or hunger that made you put finger to keyboard in the first place.  Unfortunately I’m a miserable bastard and I’m in a really deep slump in the parent blogging world that I fear there is no getting out of.  Here are five things, then, that I’ve learned since starting blogging 4 years ago.

The sexiest women in the celebrity world. Who is on your free pass list?

Who Is On Your Free Pass List?

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I’ve seen quite a few of these ‘free pass’ lists, or for my American friends ‘hall pass’ lists. You know the ones; you and your spouse agree on a list of celebrities, that if the chance ever arose, they wouldn’t mind you shacking up with.

The problem I find with these lists are that they’re too predictable; they’re always filled with the Megan Foxes and Jennifer Anistons of the world. They really aren’t my cup of tea. So here is my list, in no particular order, of the 10 women, who if they ever decided to get with a fat, bald, broke, grumpy father of 2, then I’d happily cook them eggs in the morning.