Monday, 30 June 2014

Leaving The Mainland | Isle of Wight Day Trip

 Last weekend, we had family come to visit and the weather was glorious so we decided to take a little day trip to the Isle of Wight.

We arrived at our ferry crossing at Lymington at 8.30am and got the Wightlink ferry across to the Island. There's just something about getting on a boat that makes me think about being on holiday. I know we only crossed a small stretch of water but I instantly felt excited to be exploring a new place and that I was leaving the stresses of work over on the mainland!

We didn't know before we planned the trip but the race around the island was taking place that day, which is when thousands of little sailing boats sail all the way round the island in a little race. The scene was fantastic, although I felt a little nervous when our giant ferry had to work its way past all the little boats. I thought several times that someone was going to crash into us!

We made it safely across and our first stop was Alum Bay to see the Needles which are a group of chalk stack rocks with a little lighthouse at the end. The view from the hill down to the Needles was spectacular with all the little sailing boats. There is a little chairlift down to the bottom of the bay so we took it down and had a wander on the beach. There are also little attractions at The Needles Park, including glass blowing and sweet making demonstrations which I was completely mesmerised by!

Once we were finished at Alum Bay, we took the coastal road to our favourite pub for lunch. It's called the Wight Mouse and the pub garden overlooks the stunning landscape of the Isle of Wight. We always come back here every time we visit. If you're ever over there, make sure you pay it a visit! Even in the depths of winter when we have visited, the views are amazing!

After lunch we visited a few farms. Bradley loves Chilli's so we took a trip to the House of Chilli where they sell hundreds of products containing chilli - a word of warning - just because they sell sweets like Gummy Bears, does not mean that they do not contain chilli! We bought ourselves a little Jalapeno chilli plant which we are currently growing on our windowsill. It's just flowered and we have pollinated it, so fingers crossed we will have a few chilli's growing soon. 

We then visited my favourite place on the island, The Garlic Farm. We are quite lucky to have local markets in our area quite regularly and whenever I go I always pick up products from them but I'm always left wanting more, so this time I went armed with more money and picked up two jars of Toasted Garlic Mayo (believe me - this stuff is amazing!) BBQ Garlic Marinade and Chilli Garlic Mayo and Vampire Relish (for Bradley obviously!).

After we had stocked up, we headed to Ryde to watch the Hovercraft go back and forth from Portsmouth. I've decided that I want to have a go on one next time we go across, it looks like fun! We sat and watched the cruise ships go by that had come out of Southampton before heading back to Yarmouth for our ferry back.

I can't wait to visit again, it's a very picturesque Island and I've decided that when I'm older, I'd love to retire and live over there!

Have you visited the Isle of Wight before?


Sunday, 29 June 2014

Weekly Round Up | 026

This week has been a bit of a mixed bag, I've been pretty tired and feel really bad for not posting. I realised I missed last Friday and the Friday just gone. I normally plan post ideas in advance and write them up in my lunch breaks at work but I've been spending my lunch breaks napping and trying to search for a dress to wear to two weddings I'm attending in August plus planning my work Christmas party - yep you heard that right CHRISTMAS!!

On a brighter note, I'm currently half way through my 52 Week Savings Challenge. I'm not going to lie, it's been difficult not to dip into the money pot recently but I've now made it to £351. The rest of the year is going to be pretty tough to complete as the numbers are heading up but I'm going to persevere and try and make it to the end.

On the blog this week, I've only been able to get two posts up, which were both about nail polish! The first was about my Topshop Polish in the shade Art School, which is a beautiful coral polish, perfect for the current beautiful weather in the UK. Secondly I shared my Essie polish collection with you. Watermelon is my current go to shade and looks lovely with pretty sandals in the sunshine!

On Wednesday after work I headed to my local Nando's restaurant with my two favourite bloggers, Jaye and Becca. It had been a long time since we had seen each other so it was great to catch up. As I'm writing this Jaye is currently in LA and Becca is recovering from her school prom! I definitely recommend that you head over to both their blogs and check out their posts. They're both lovely girls!

Yesterday, we went strawberry picking at Sopley Farm again with friends, although this time there weren't as many strawberries and they definitely weren't as big. I managed to slip over into the mud in my cream pumps too, which I think are now probably ruined. Yesterday evening I went to my friend/work colleagues hen party at a little Italian Restaurant. I had lots of fun celebrating and being told lots of amusing stories! 

Today is my Nan's birthday so I'm popping over to my parents house to visit her, for a natter and some birthday cake!

What have you been up to this week?


Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The Essie Collection

In case you hadn't guessed by now, I'm a huge Essie fan, however, after taking a closer look at my collection. I've realised I don't actually own that many Essie polishes (I'll have to work on that!) So today, I've summarised my full sized polish collection and picked out my favourites.

Mint Candy Apple
Mint Candy Apple is the perfect pastel green, almost on the verge of a light aqua colour. This shade is perfect from Spring right through to Summer and looks great with a tan!

Truth or Flare
I picked this up after reading Lily Pebbles post on it. Its from the Spring collection and is my favourite shade out of the Spring offerings. Its the same colour as blue jeans and looks perfect teamed with light coloured tops.

Watermelon is my current summer favourite. Its such a bright and happy shade which just screams summer. I have this on my toes at the moment and it looks perfect with summer sandals.

Fiji is a beautiful opaque, creamy, almost nude pink and one I have reached for on multiple occasions. I bought this in a duo with A Cut Above and they compliment each other really well. 

A Cut Above
This was the other half of the Fiji duo I bought at Christmas and the shades compliment each other really well. I wouldn't normally wear a glitter coat on its own but the glitter actually applies quick thickly so it can be used as a stand alone polish.

Bikini So Teeny
I bought this shade from Fragrance Direct when they were offering lots of old Essie stock for £1.99. It was actually my first Essie purchase and what got me hooked on the brand. Now I have several other shades it doesn't get a whole lot of love but its a lovely versatile shade and a firm blogger favourite.

Sole Mate
Sole Mate is the only dark shade of Essie polish I currently own and is great from autumn/winter. Its a deep burgundy shade that just makes me think of cosy dark nights curling up with hot chocolate.

What Essie shades do you own?
Do you have any recommendations?


Monday, 23 June 2014

Topshop Polish | Art School

I'm sure that regular readers of my blog are aware of my nail polish obsession. I have so many that I rarely manage to wear most of them! Every now and again I'll get the opportunity to discover a fogotten favourite or a spur of the moment purchase that got added to the collection never to be seen again. This time I'm afraid to say that this was one of the latter.

I recently declared my love for Topshop make up, especially their polishes. I think what drew me to this offering was the current weather in the UK. You know, when sometimes it just feels like that colour day. The unique polka dot colour design on the neck of the bottle means that these 'call' to me over other brands and it just so happens that my new kimono matches this shade perfectly.

The formula has a glossy finish but needs a few coats for the best look. The first one always comes out a little streaky but another coat and a good top coat (seche vite or Sally Hansen) will soon sort that out. 

For £6 they're a little on the pricey side and you could probably find a cheaper (equally or better) alternative from Models Own or Barry M, that being said there's just something about these cute little bottles that gets me handing over my cash (several times now!)

Do you own any Topshop polishes?
What do you think of them?


Sunday, 22 June 2014

Weekly Round Up | 025

Well hello there everyone! I'm back from an albeit short impromptu break as I missed a post on Friday - sorry about that guys! Things have been quite busy this week. I was back on the late shift at work and have been busy in the mornings preparing my application to the Institute of Biomedical Scientists so I can start my second portfolio! Then this weekend I have had family visiting which has consisted of lots of food and a wonderful day trip to the Isle of Wight (which you'll be hearing all about soon!).

On the blogging front, I'm afraid it's all been a little quiet. This week I have been rambling about my favourite YouTubers (and still contemplating the idea of starting a channel myself) and getting excited about planning our trip to Disneyworld (don't get too excited, it's still over two years away yet).

This week, I received a very exciting email from the lovely Andrea over at Andrea's Make-up Artistry to tell me I had won her giveaway. I'm very excited to be adding another MAC lipstick to my collection and have chosen the shade Fanfare. I also won a Barry M polish too. I have chosen one of the Gelly formulas (as they are my favourite) although I have let Andrea pick the shade. I can't wait to receive both of them as I am trying to be really good and not buy any new make up until my birthday (in September).

Today is going to be a somewhat lazier day, compared to yesterday, with the possibility of visiting a Chilli and Cheese festival in our local area and meeting up with friends for dinner. Next week I have some lovely things planned, including dinner with two of my best blogging buddies and a hen party to attend!

Right now, I'm going to sit back and relax with a cup of coffee and catch up on the latest offerings of #vlune! I'd also like to take this opportunity to say that I am really excited to have reached over 900 followers on Bloglovin'. Really hoping to reach the big 1000 before my blog's birthday in August so if you could post, RT and share as much as you can, I'd really appreciate that!

Happy Sunday Everyone!!

Let me know if you're up to anything interesting!


Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Current YouTube Favourites...

Believe it or not, I'm actually fairly new to YouTube. I've always used it to look up songs or funny videos but never really used it to watch bloggers. So now I've discovered this wonderful Narnia type place I thought I would share with you my current favourite channels...

Estee and Aslan have to be the most adorable couple! As much as I love Estee's beauty channel (Essie Button), I have huge love for this channel too. I'm currently loving the #vlune vlog series up on their channel and have become completely addicted to watching all their videos. Reggie the dog has also become a firm favourite of mine - he is adorable!

See Ya Reel Soon
Joe and Ashley are a Disney obsessed duo from over the pond. I stumbled across their YouTube channel whilst searching for Disney videos and have been hooked ever since. They vlog their entire trips to Disneyworld and pop up a new vlog every Wednesday. I can't wait for tonight's episode!

Vivianna Does Makeup
Anna is one of my favourite 'big' beauty bloggers. I feel that I can totally relate to her and whenever I read her blog or watch one of her vlogs I always want to end up buying something!

Jaye Rockett
How could I not list my beautiful blogging friend Jaye in my YouTube favourites? She has recently made the jump from blogging to YouTube but still finds the time to maintain both her amazing blogs, Bed in the Kitchen (beauty) and Jaye Rockett (lifestyle) as well as upload videos and complete her uni course too! 

I've been watching Charlotte's vlogs for quite a while now but it has been her recent Disney episodes that have kept me coming back for more recently. She has filmed a few with Ellie (Ellie's Ramblings - another channel I'm currently hooked on) and it's great to see them both so enthusiastic which makes me even more excited about going!

I love Kate's mix of fashion and beauty vlogs and I especially love her cat, named Mouse (how cute) who sometimes makes an appearance! Her Scottish accent is also amazing! I always find myself just looking at what she has in her room when she vlogs too as she has a great sense of home decor style!

What are you current YouTube favourites?
Are you subscribed to any of these channels?


Tuesday, 17 June 2014

We're going to Disneyworld!

You might remember last week, when I said I was saving for something, well...this is it! Bradley and I are planning a trip to Walt Disney World in Florida! Unfortunately it's not booked yet as we aren't planning on going until 2016 (due to other financial commitments) but the saving starts now! 

I'm enormously excited already and have been watching tonnes of videos on YouTube including a whole series of vlogs from Joe and Ashley from See Ya Reel Soon and helpful hints and tips from Ellie (Ellie's Ramblings) and Charlotte (Lilmisschickas). 

I've never traveled outside of Europe before so I'm really excited (although not so excited about how long it takes to get there on the plane, but I guess that's all part of the fun!). We already know which resort we want to stay in and which parks and rides we want to visit.

If anyone reading this has already been to Disneyworld I would love you to leave a comment if you have any hints or tips of things to see or do. I'm planning on making a bucket list of things I want to do which I will hopefully be able to tick off when we get there.

In the meantime, I have to settle for watching Disney movies at home. Monster's University is my current favourite.

Have you been to Disneyworld in Florida before?


Monday, 16 June 2014

Batiste | The Marmite Product

I've always had a bit of a love/hate relationship with Batiste and consider it to be a bit of a marmite product, you either love it or you hate it. My on and off affair with it started a few years ago when hubby and I weren't living together and we always staying round each others uni houses. It was too much of an effort for me to take everything with me to have a shower so I took along a can of Batiste so I could give me hair a quick clean before I headed off to uni. I am religious about washing my hair everyday and hated knowing that my hair wasn't clean, it just had a horrible greasy feel which I then just associated with the Batiste, so I never bought another can.

A few weeks ago, at the Southampton Bloggers Meet Up I received a can of Tropical Batiste in my goody bag so I decided I would give it another go. Instead this time I washed my hair like normal and used it as a hair perfume instead. The tropical scent makes me think of holidays and whilst I'm at work I can imagine myself somewhere far away (like in the Duke Dumont, I Got U video). Using it this way was much more appealing to me as I still had that freshly washed feeling and beautiful smelling hair!

I think there is definitely a time and a place for this kind of product, like travelling or festivals and I'm coming round to the idea of using it for it's intended purpose again soon but for now, unfortunately I'm still not overly convinced. Sorry Batiste lovers.

Do you use Batiste? 
What is your favourite scent?


Sunday, 15 June 2014

Weekly Round Up | 024

This week has been filled with fun and know why...because I've been off work, the weather has been beautiful and I've been able to spend some quality time with my husband! We started the week off with our second wedding anniversary on Monday and spent the day at Marwell Zoo. I love going to see the animals, and although they don't have my favourites, the elephants, I still love going to see the snow leopards, penguins and giraffes. We even saw a couple getting married in Marwell House (obviously they picked an awesome day!).

Tuesday was a leisurely day generally tidying the house, going to the gym and making a trip to American Fizz (an amazing American shop in a nearby town). The have every flavour of pop tarts imaginable and I managed to get a box of peanut butter ones and peanut butter and chocolate ones as well as white Reese's Cups and peanut M&M's (obsessed much?!)

Wednesday we took advantage of my Orange Wednesday code and went to see Maleficent, I'm a huge Disney fan and thought it was pretty good. I'm not a huge fan of Angelina Jolie, but she made a pretty good villain! Later that day we hit the beach with some of our friends for a BBQ. We don't have a garden at our flat so it's always really nice to go down to the beach for some R&R.

The rest of the week was fairly quiet, mainly doing chores and blogging. I've finally switched my blog commenting system over to Disqus (which I've been meaning to do for a while now) because it's more user friendly and moved my scheduled post time from 9am to 8am to make it easier for me to check that posts have gone live before I get to work. 

All that's left to say is, I don't want to go back to work tomorrow :(

Have you had a good week?
What have you been up to?


Friday, 13 June 2014

Essie | Truth or Flare

As soon as I saw Lily Pebbles post on this latest offering from Essie's Spring collection, I knew I had to have it. Then came the harder task of tracking it down. I tried several Boots stores, but no success, I even tried Superdrug (not that I have a problem with Superdrug, other than their reward card is awful) which has a much bigger Essie stand, but no success there either. I thought about buying it online but couldn't justify buying one nail polish or filling up my virtual basket to qualify for free delivery. So in the end, I admitted defeat and had to wait. 3 weeks. But it was worth it. 

I decided I wanted this shade out of the collection because I hadn't got anything else in my collection like it, whereas the other shades were all similar to polishes from other brands that I already owned. Truth or Flare is a light blue/grey shade which actually perfectly matches a pair of jeans I own. 

As always with Essie, the formula is thick and applies evenly and without streaks, two coats and a spray of Elegant Touch Rapid Dry Spray and its set for almost a week. The collection is currently still in stores (typically they had them all in my local Boots a few days ago) and are the usual £7.99 each.

Have you tried any polishes from the latest Essie collection?


Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Mixtape - June

It occurred to me recently that I've never actually shared anything to do with my music tastes on my blog. I stumbled across this type of post on another blog and thought it would be fun to turn it into a monthly feature.

As you will find out, my music tastes are quite varied. I love most genres from cheesy pop, to hard rock and everything in between. I don't tend to buy much music, I usually have the music channel on at home if I'm home during the day and if there's a song I like I jot it down then add it to my YouTube favourites so I can listen to it until I'm bored of it.

Here's a snippet of what's been on my playlist this month:

What have you been listening to this month?


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

UK Magazine Freebies | June

I actually don't normally buy magazines as I pretty much read everything I want online but this month it looks like there are some pretty good magazine freebies on offer. If you read my recent post on sample stashing you'll know that I love to hoard collect samples. I think they're a great way of trying new products without having to splash out on the full size, so if you decide you don't like it, you haven't wasted your money. The great thing about magazine freebies is that you get to try the product, and you get to read the magazine as well!

So this month, you need to get your hands on...

Glamour Magazine £2
Choice of two (Black or Navy) Eyeko skinny eyeliners, worth £12 each

Marie Claire £2.50
Choice of six Ciate Mini Caviar Manicure Kits, worth £10 each. Sunset Shimmer (Orange), Fairy Dust (Lilac), Peach Fizz (Peach), Party Punch (Pink), Starry Night (Blue) and Purple Rain (Purple)

Grazia £2
 Get a free Topshop voucher worth between £5-£250, minimum spend £20 for use 3rd-17th June

In Style £3.90
Free REN Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth Clenser (30ml) with stay-warm cloth (full size 150ml worth £16)

Red Magazine £4
Choice of four Mavala nail polishes (worth £4.30 each) Waikiki Orange, Moscow, Trinidad and Wichita

Harper's Bazaar £4.20
Choice of six full sized Leighton Denny nail polishes (worth £11 each) Three Times A Lady, Supermodel, Viva La Diva, Bestseller, Plush Pink and Lollipop

What ones will you be picking up this month?

Even if you bought all the magazines, (excluding Grazia) costing £16.60, you'd still be getting £40.50 worth of products...just saying...


Monday, 9 June 2014

May Overview

I'm a little late with this post, as we are already over a week into June, but better late than never, eh

May has definitely been one of my favourites months so far this year. The weather has mostly been lovely. I've spent some quality time with my family and friends and I'm looking forward to a well earned week off work soon!

I've actually really made an effort with my saving and so far I've managed to keep on track with the #52weeksavingschallenge. I'm currently on week 22 and have saved £253. I've also been putting a little more aside each month just to see if I can survive the month without it and so far it seems to be a success.

At the beginning of May, my friends Carly, Paul and I went on a day trip to London to take in some sights and do a spot of shopping. We visited the Tower of London and learnt all about it's history, stuffed our faces with chocolate in M&M world, Leicester Square and wandered round Carnaby Street ending up in The Diner for lunch. It was a beautiful sunny day and was lovely to wander round and be a tourist in a place where if I visit I'm usually passing through or on my way to somewhere specific.

Things were pretty limited on the beauty front in May as I have been attempting to use up products in my ever growing stash. I did get the opportunity to review an amazing facial moisturiser from Ole Henrikson which has been on my face every day since it landed on my doorstep. As it was such lovely weather I also pulled out my favourite Essie shade, Watermelon which has been on my toes whilst I've been sporting pretty sandals.

May was also a great month because I was able to attend a bloggers meet up in Southampton. My closest Ikea is in Southampton and I prefer the shopping there to Bournemouth. The meet up was held in The Orange Rooms in Bedford Place. I met some lovely girls and found some great new blogs to read.

I've really enjoyed May and hopefully June will be just as fun!

What did you enjoy in May?


Sunday, 8 June 2014

Weekly Round Up | 022/023

Ok, so I've been a bit of a bad blogger Weekly Round Up posts are never scheduled, I write them every Sunday morning (even if  I publish them on the hour - as I'm a bit weird like that) and last Sunday I woke up and really couldn't be bothered to turn on my computer. I think I've become a bit of a slave to it recently, I work with computers and analysers all day at work and then come home and sit at one all evening too. It was a beautiful sunny day last Sunday and Bradley was playing a match against Torbay so I decided I would soak up some sunshine by the side of the field and watch the game. It did give me an opportunity to play around with my camera and I have one shot (linky here) that I'm particularly proud of. 

As a result, I now have two weeks to share with you but nothing particularly exciting has happened! I was able to take part in the #bbloggers Twitter chat on Wednesday for the first time in a long time and it was lovely to be able to chat to some new bloggers. I've been quite restrained with my beauty buying recently (due to lack of money!) so it was nice to hear what others had been loving so I can spend my pennies a bit more wisely. I actually have £50 in Boots points saved and have no clue what to buy with them yet so any ideas would be welcome!

This next week will hopefully be more eventful as I am actually on holiday from work! I'm having family celebrations today as it is my sister's birthday and our wedding anniversary this week. We have a few little things planned but are trying to keep costs down (I hate this saving lark) which I will share with you soon. 

There have been quite a few beauty posts up this week. My favourite being my review on Essie's Watermelon shade. Now I'm off work I can actually wear this on my fingers as well as my toes. It always brightens up my mood. I also reviewed my MAC Fix+ spray this week which has been a godsend in the hot weather we have been having recently.

What have you been up to this week?


Friday, 6 June 2014

MAC Fix+

I picked this up when I did my last London haul in the Carnaby Street store and it was definitely an impulse till purchase as they were standing right next to me looking all tempting. As it was the smaller travel size spray, and only £8, I decided I would give it a go. What did I have to lose?

MAC Fix+ is a vitamin and mineral spray that you spritz onto your face to make your make up look extra flawless. With the warmer summer weather approaching I thought it was best to invest in something that would keep my make up looking fresh (additionally, it's quite refreshing to spray on my face when it's hot!).

The nozzle is designed to make the product come out in a fine mist (thank-god it worked, or I'd have streaks down my face!) and has a locking mechanism at the top to stop it spraying or leaking which is good for if you're travelling.

One of the things I like about it, is that it intensifies colour on your face (in a good way of course!) I mean when I wear blush or highlighter it makes those areas stand out a little more. Although I use mine after I've applied all my make up, apparently you can use it as a primer or even after your foundation before you apply the rest of your make up but I haven't tried this yet.

Although I like the product, I wouldn't say is was an essential item, however, if you're going on holiday somewhere hot over the summer you might want to pop this in your case. For £8, I'm definitely not disappointed.

Have you tried MAC Fix+ before?


Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Top Of The Shops

When Topshop first released their make up range I remember not being overly fussed. I've tried brands from clothing stores before and always remember being unimpressed. I don't really know what prompted me to head over to the stand in the middle of my local Topshop store (strategic marketing perhaps...) but since my first Topshop nail varnish landed in my basket and came home with me I haven't looked back since.

I'll admit I don't have the biggest range of Topshop make up, there is still A LOT I haven't tried (fear not, I intend to!) but I wanted to give you my two cents on the items I have tried.

I've tried two different lip products from Topshop's range. One of them is their Ink Gloss in the shade Cruel which is a deep plum shade, perfect for when the months turn cold. The other is a lipstick which comes in bullet form, another plum (can you sense a theme here?), in the shade Beguiled. The former gloss ink is highly pigmented and has lovely staying power (although expect to reapply several times if you want to eat/drink) throughout the day. The other, Beguiled was my first Topshop lip offering and despite initially  rising to my expectations it quickly disappointed, wearing off extremely quickly (I'm taking not even an hours wear before it gathered at the corners of my lips) and leaving a hole in my pocket.

I've also tried two of Topshop's blush offerings, the first was Morning Dew, a beautiful pigmented cream to powder blush which hasn't failed to disappoint. My only niggle is that there is no brush for application so I have to make do with my finger, but I love the packaging and the cute little mirror inside. The second is a blush stick, which definitely makes application easier in my opinion (no messy fingers). Topshop's blush shades are very wearable and suit my extremely pale skin tone quite well. 

Although initially I thought these were fairly pricey for a clothing brand make up collection, I can now see how the price is justified, as good a quality of any Essie or Model's Own polish I've tried and last for days without chipping. My first shade was Blitz, a beautiful metallic purple/red and now my collection has grown to quite a few more. The neck of the bottles with the black polka-dots make them easy to spot in my collection. The brushes are also a perfect size to achieve all over coverage in three quick strokes.

Have you tried any of Topshop's make up range? What are your thoughts?

Monday, 2 June 2014

Free Disney DVD's/Blu Rays!!

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 If you're a bit of a Disney fan like me then you may have already heard about this, but for those of you who haven't, today I'm going to tell you how to get free Disney DVD's/Blu Rays. At this point, I would like to say that this post is in no way sponsored, I'm just a sucker for a freebie or a good bargain, remember the post I did on boosting your Boots advantage card points too?

Firstly, you need to find all of your existing Disney DVDs or Blu Rays, open them up and inside on the left hand side there may be an insert which has a big Disney Movie Rewards logo on it (don't worry if you can't find one, not all titles have them).

Next you need to register an account on the Disney Movie Rewards website. Once you've done that you can enter the codes found on the insert sheets (plus the product barcode) which equate to points - and what do points make? Prizes! If you have an eligible title you can get up to 100 points for a DVD and 150 points for a Blu Ray. If you have video games and CD's you can also collect points on these too (but I only have DVD's and Blu Rays). Once you've built up enough points you can go to the rewards page and pick out your free rewards! DVD's start from 500 points and Blu Ray's start from 700 points.

When I first joined the site you could get as many rewards as you had points for but they have now changed it to three redemptions per member but that's still three DVD's or Blu Rays you would have to have bought!

There are also lots of free items on the website too, like screensavers, activity packs and stickers which are ideal for entertaining children.

We have manged to get quite a few free items from the website, including Tron Legacy, Bolt and both Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 on DVD and Ratatouille and Cars 2 on Blu Ray. The delivery is quick and I had mine arrive within a week. I currently only have 50 points left but am going to save up another 450 to get Oliver & Company on DVD.

Have you used Disney Movie Rewards before or will you now?