Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Review: Astonish Cleaning Products

It is a truth universally acknowledged that cleaning is just a right royal pain in the behind. I don't necessarily hate it, I just struggle for time and there is always something else that I need to be doing other than cleaning. Having said that, I do enjoy having a clean home, and I love new cleaning products.

I was really chuffed to be asked to work with Astonish. This was for two reasons:

1) I really like their products
2) It would give me the excuse I need to finally get a move on and shift some grime out of this house!


Now myself and Warren share the cleaning. We both work and we both have extra-curricular activities - I am a blogger and a student and Warren is a drummer in a band. This makes us super busy, so we have to be on the ball if we are to manage the housework. I wouldn't say our house is dirty, but its...shall we say...lived in.

So in order to test these products fully, we decided that the best way would be to just go for it and blitz the whole of the downstairs. (Upstairs could wait, of course.)

We used the anti-bacterial spray everywhere, stuck a dishwasher tablet in (OK not the hardest job, I know.) We scrubbed the tiles with the tile cleaner and scrubbed the oven down with the oven and cookware cleaner (my word - I can see through my oven door.) I also cleaned the windows and sprayed the downstairs bathroom with the bathroom spray.

So basically, we did everything. I'll be honest...I was astonished. The products are great (special mentions to the window cleaner - no streaks!) But it wasn't just that, a bit of effort and the house was all spic and span. It made a nice change and two days later, we are keeping on top of it and trying to keep everything clean and tidy.

I wonder how long it will last....


Disclosure: We were sent a selection of cleaning products by Astonish in order to write this review. All words and views are our own.

Music Campaign with Bratz! and Alice!

We were delighted to be asked to work in conjunction with Bratz! to review a lovely doll and have a little chat to Alice about what music she likes. Alice is 4 and loves to dance. We spent a week in Spain in April and she absolutely loved the mini-disco - we all love music and dancing in our house, it is such good fun.

I was asked to pose a few questions to Alice, and report back her answers here. I love blog posts like this - lots of memories to save and look over.

What song makes you happy?

*Alice starts singing* "Now it's giving me a rush, dnerr dnerr nerr"

I think it is Zara Larsson and Lush Life.


What song makes you want to dance?

Oh my word. Alice is singing to me again. This time it is:


What song reminds you of your favourite people?

Well, she obviously got thinking about the Spanish holiday and settled on this one:


I think that was enough music questions for one day, and besides, Alice is very busy playing with her Bratz! doll.


We love how the doll has such lovely clothes and Alice especially likes her hair. We are a bit doll mad in this house and Bratz! dolls are definitely a firm favourite!

Disclosure: We were sent a Bratz! Doll free of charge for the purpose of this review and campaign. All words and views are our own.

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