Cult Beauty ‘The Summer 2019 Goody Bag’ – Free with Purchase(s)

Hi Everyone

A quick post to let you know you that the Cult Beauty 2019 Summer Goody Bag worth over £300 is now available, FREE with purchases of £150 on Cult while stocks last – please see photos below of what is in the free goody bag and link here for full details as well. There are plenty of beauty offers online now across a number of different sites while stocks last, so keep checking to see which suits you best.


I do love what is in the goody bag and it is great value & a lovely treat, especially if there are products you need, wanted to try, or have gifts you need to get – perfect time to get them if you can.  Just a well reminder as always that the free goody bag does not usually last that long.


Also remember to claim your cashback on any Cult Beauty purchases – via my link here (thank you in advance if you use my link), if you are not already signed up for cashback or if would like to see more details on ‘cashback’ please see my earlier post here.

Hope you found this useful – welcome any comments you may have.

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Thank you – take care.

Best Wishes Liz x

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Magazine Freebies – ‘May’ 2019

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Just the one magazine freebie I have seen this month so far – May editions (a little reminder as always for any new followers, that magazines always are dated a month in advance i.e. you get the May issue in April).

Elle=  – I got the Elle and Cosmopolitan magazine pack for £4.99  – A choice of 3 Nail Inc Nail Polishes / or a Base Coat worth £11 FREE with this months Elle.  I chose the shade ‘Marylebone High Street’ a coral / pink shade.  My first Nail Inc nail polish with the new packaging.


Subscription offer this month is 12 issues of Elle for £18 plus receive a Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Hyaluronic Marine Collagen Lip Cushion worth £32 for FREE with the subscription as well.   If this offer has finished by the time you read this, always usually an offer on so just keep checking online for more Free Gift with subscription offers.

Hope this helps – any comments / queries please let me know.   As always if I see any more magazine freebies will update this post.

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Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Take care.

Best Wishes Liz xx

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Magazine Freebies – ‘April 2019’

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Sorry it has been so long since my last post (a month) but 4 weeks ago I was unexpectantly admitted to hospital, I was there for a week and since then on doctor’s advice I have been trying to rest / relax (which I find v difficult to do) .  However I have now so many posts planned, over the next few weeks hoping to post at least two or three (more if I can) per week.

Two magazine freebie I have seen this month so far – April editions (a little reminder for any new followers, that magazines always are dated a month in advance i.e. you get the April issue in March).  One I have purchased, but one I have resisted to date, please see reason why below.

ELLE £4.50  – There is a 25% off Warehouse discount gift card with this months Elle – I have not purchased it as nothing I want in Warehouse at the moment and one of my friends has the magazine for me anyway – she only bought it for the gift card.


MARIE CLAIRE £4.20   –  A Body Shop handcream worth £5 is free with this month’s Marie Claire –  choice of 3; coconut, mango or shea, I chose the mango fragrance – not as good a value as some of the freebies usually included but if you love Marie Claire and hand creams still worth getting.


No free gift  with subscription this month but there are usually regular offers on so just keep checking online for more free gift with subscription offers.

Hope this helps – any comments / queries please let me know.   As always if I see any more magazine freebies will update this post.

If not already subscribed, following my blog would love you to follow, would mean a lot.

Take care and will be back soon.

Best Wishes Liz xx

Magazine Freebies – ‘December 2018’

Hi Everyone

Sorry this post is late but I have been away in Australia and not long back home long but as so many lovely freebies this month thought I would let you know about them while they are still available.

Harper’s Bazaar= £4.70 – Choice of 3 shades of Leighton Denny nail polishes worth £12 each I chose the Creme de La Creme neutral shade.

Subscription offer this month is 12 issues of Harper’s Bazaar for £18 and a FREE Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Lotion worth £32, see below.   If this offer has finished by the time you read this, always usually an offer on so just keep checking online for more Free Gift with subscription offers.

Marie Claire = £4.20 Free Rituals Soothing Hand Balm (worth £9.50) with this months magazinelove Rituals hand balms, feel and smells so so good – delighted to get this one.

No free gift with subscription this month but  usually an offer on so just keep checking online for more Free Gift with subscription offers

Elle = £4.40  – a Bella Freud Close to the Heart 10ml spray fragrance worth £19 with this months magazine – good size and so cute but fragrance is not for me although name is perfect as reminds me of fragrances my precious Mammy and Granny used to wear sometimes.  Still a nice gift to give to someone if you know they like this fragrance.

Subscription offer this month is 12 issues of Elle for £18 and a FREE This Works Sleep Plus + Trouble Shooter Spray (120ml) worth £35, see below.   If this offer has finished by the time you read this, always usually an offer on so just keep checking online for more Free Gift with subscription offers.

(Once again a little reminder for any new followers, that magazines always are dated a month in advance i.e. you get the December issue in November).

Hope this helps – any comments / queries please let me know.   If not already subscribed, following my blog would love you to follow, would mean a lot.  Regular posts to start v soon again.

Thank you, enjoy the rest of the weekend and take care.

Best Wishes Liz xx

Review: Zohara Shoulder/ Crossbody Bag

Hi Everyone

Hope your weekend is going well.

As you know as well as loving beauty, another one of my passions is fashion which includes all accessories; all types of handbags which I adore (maybe too much lol).  I personally think the right bag finishes an outfit or different handbags gives you different options with the same outfit.   I own a number of bags from different price ranges but when I go to reach for the same bag regularly which also suit so many outfits I know I am going to get value for money for my purchase.   Recently a few of my bags have got more ‘outings’ than others as everything about them has been perfect for the outfits I was wearing; colour, shape, practical as well, held majority of what I wanted to carry.

One such bag which I purchased at the beginning of the year in the sale was from the Zohara range.

Zohara is a Northern Ireland company specialising in Handbags, Purses/Wallets, some jewellery pieces etc, a local company for me which is perfect as makes it even more special when you love their products.  Their bags and purses I would say are at a mid price range full price.

A little bit about the brand:

The Zohara brand which launched in 2016, was born from a struggle for them to find a quality Real Leather handbag at an affordable price.  They wanted to create collections that featured styles to suit the day to day lives of all types of people – the student, the business woman, the mum and everyone inbetween, and for all sorts of occasions – work days, overnight trips, day trips and everyday life. With bag designs and materials selected, their colour palette was inspired by their location on the North Coast of Northern Ireland – rich blues and navy of the breath-taking Atlantic Ocean, warm stony tans and greys, sky pinks, forest greens – aren’t  we so lucky they have this fantastic inspiration on the doorstep.  Zohara have different collections inspired by different parts of Northern Ireland.

This was my first purchase from the range, as had not seen any of the bags in person as like to feel a bag before I purchase it, is this only me? However could not resist when I seen the bag below from their Notting Hill range on their online site at the beinning of this year, as was reduced to half price £74.50 as loved the colour and the style also appealed to me.

I am so glad I did as loved it as soon as I opened the box, colour was even better than expected a beautiful Ochre yellow colour and the quality of the pebbled leather, so soft but still durable, features, tabs, interior was suberb; as good if not better than a lot of the ‘designer’ bags which in most cases you are paying at least twice the full price for, and that is only usually for a v small bag as well, bags of this size could be anything from 3 to x times more expensive.    Although I do have to admit I still do love a number of designer bags especially if you can get them in the sale, designer outlet, lovely treat for that extra special occasion.

So impressed with attention to detail gold hardware is beautiful, it has also kept its colour and love the way Zohara is embossed on the outside, at the front and on the zipper tab on the back exterior pocket.  As there is a detachable adjustable strap can be worn cross body, on the shoulder and also as a clutch.  Snap front closure may take a little bit longer to get used too but does close the bag securely to give it a streamlined look.  There is an interior zipped pocket and two open pockets and fully lined throughout, quality silk feel material as well.  The tassle comes separate so bag can be worn with or without it and you can also mix and match with other bags as different ranges come with different coloured tassles.  I am hoping Zohara is going to start selling their tassles separately as well soon as love having the option to swap between bags, could also just add that finishing touch to an outfit with a different colour.  One of their representatives I have been talking to recently advised this is something they are considering so fingers crossed.

I have used this bag so much, perfect for all occasions; work, events, days & nights out and it still looks as good as the first day I got it or maybe better as when you first receive it boxed the leather may smell a little bit stronger than you would expect but once you use the bag this smell disappears.  As with all light bags with wear it might become slightly dirty rubbing against clothes, your hands even when out shopping however with this particular bag as you can see below if this happens all you need to do it rub gently with a v slightly damp cloth using just water and any slight marks comes straight off, good as new.  However as with all bags I protect and store it away in its dustbag when not in use.

I definitely recommend checking out the Zohara range if you havent already as think you will be so impressed, maybe a bit more expensive than you are thinking of spending but I personally think worth every pound as quality is so good especially if you purchase when an offer is on, like myself.  I  am trying to be good when it comes to purchasing bags at the moment but as Zohara now have 25% off their Rathlin collection online, via link here and the beautiful Bellamiaboutiqueuk stores (staff so friendly and helpful, even if a bag is not for you call in if you can as so many beautiful brands / items)  based in Ballymoney, Coleraine, Derry / Londonderry and  / online via link here also have items from the  Zohara range reduced, might not be able to resist as would love an everyday black or navy shoulder bag.    I am also excited to see the new Autumn / Winter 18 range  in person as seen some photos of the collection at the recent AW18 fashion shows and all the bags looked stunning.

I hope you enjoyed this post – have you heard of the Zohara brand, or ever purchased anything from the range and if so have you been as impressed as me?

Thank you, take care – enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Best Wishes Liz x

Review: Vita Liberata Body Blur

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As I  have mentioned before I have pale skin and although love the results of a number of gradual self tanning products I have  never got into a routine using them as I am just too fussy about tan marks etc but  with so many great self tan brands on the market now this is less of an issue,  a number of them Irish brands which is fantastic and recently I have been kindly gifted products from these brands which I am excited and so grateful for, will post reviews about same when get a chance to use them properly.



However one product I have been using on a regular basis and is a repurchase is the Vita Liberata Body Blur, instant tan, lovely product by itself or alongside gradual self tanning products to give that bronzed glow.




States:  From their Irish base Vita Liberata created the world’s first odourless tan in 2007 and their unique Odour Remove ™ technology is now present throughout the collection. In 2011, states they became the first completely non-toxic tanning brand free from parabens, perfume, alcohol and all chemicals of concern.   Please see link here  to learn more about the brand and the range of products available.


The Vita Liberata Body Blur is described is an instant body makeup that gives the most flawless skin finish and reduces the appearance of imperfections like cellulite and spider veins.


  • Apply in small pea sized dots along limbs and then blend well in long circular movements. For face and décolleté apply sparingly with fingers or a foundation brush. Wash hands after application.

Packaging and Cost

The product comes in squeezable tube with screw on lid and has a stick-on label with all the details on it; name, size etc, but with prolonged use it does start to come off as you can see in photo above which is a bug bear for me personally (need to see new packaging to see if still the sameRRP is £29.95 for 100ml (unless on offer, some online stores are selling it for less so check around if going to purchase) – would love to see this with a pump applicator as easier to apply however know this could increase cost further and it is quite expensive already.  However there now is a new / mixture of packaging on a number of different online sites so a bit confusing, although have used both versions and have not noticed any real difference same results and colour but just be aware of this if ordering, some packaging does not now state 24 HR wear on it as is one of my issues anyway as if it is very, very warm / wet it will transfer slightly, especially on your arms or legs, so not really 24 hr wear.

I have only seen three shades: Latte Light, Latte Medium, and Mocha, although some sites seem to be showing more or different versions so check around.

Although I have pale skin I do use the ‘Latte’ Medium shade which states was created to give the appearance of flawless skin and is ideal for medium skin tones. The silky lotion gives an instant medium, bronze tint and is suited to a range of skin tones from warm ivory through to deeper, olive shades.  I find as long as I am careful how much I apply it gives my skin a beautiful bronzed instant glow, not too dark.


Application and Results

Now on to the application and results, I do use as directed, small amounts and apply on my arms, neck, décolleté, legs and feet but I always sure my skin has been moistured well before hand I love my Kiehls Creme de Corps body lotion as keeps my skin moisturised  all day and does not leave a greasy residue perfect for applying the body blur over just make sure it has absorbed well before you apply it as it will leave it streaky other wise.  It has a creamy formula but you need to make sure you do not apply too much at a time as it leaves it more difficult to massage / blend in, I always apply with my hands making sure they are hydrated well before hand to help application.  I find it blends in really well if you follow these tips and then if you see any missed areas or want a bit more coverage just reapply small amounts on these areas even with a brush. Always leave at least five / ten minutes before dressing as it will transfer slightly but the longer you leave it the less transfer.  I find it does cover thread veins ok but not full coverage although you can build it up to make less noticeable.   I also add to my foundation to add a bit more colour, helps give my skin that extra boost.

I love the natural looking bronze glow / slight shimmer it gives to the skin, like a foundation / silk stockings for the body / face.  I do not apply on my hands until I am almost leaving, if you put some on a brush it is a great way to buff onto you hands, décolleté areas as well.  I also take a little in jar with me in my handbag to reapply when needed when I am out, when I wash my hands.


The only slight negatives for me is that it will transfer slightly and you will notice this more on light clothing but does not put me off especially for neck,  arms, and hands as just so easy as gives you that gorgeous instant glow.  It is also quite expensive but it does last ages and as  love results / enjoy using it so much, think it is worth it; and as always I try to purchase when an offer is on .

Few Tips:

  • Make sure your skin is hydrated before applying,
  • Apply small amounts;
  • Add to your foundation or moisturiser for extra colour/glow;
  • If you have particularly dry skin and find it difficult to blend add a little bit of moisturiser to it, mix well and then apply,  it will reduce depth of colour slightly but you can add more with your hand or a good brush;
  • Leave to dry as long as possible before dressing.

I think this the perfect product to have all year round to apply as and when needed to give a boost to your self tan or to wear by itself so a definite repurchase for me and I would recommend trying this product if you can, not only for the results but also because it is so easy to fit into your normal routine. You can just apply, wait five/ten mins or so and then go so no need to worry about that surprise event you weren’t prepared for, were not able to get your self tan sorted in time for – another plus for me is there is no strong self tan smell.

You can purchase from a number of online stores which include, (reduced to £24); to name a few,  however as always check around to see where you can get the best offer i.e. discovery sets, discount off, free gifts with purchase, samples or hopefully if you are lucky maybe all of them.

Look forward to any comments you may have.   Love to hear if you have tried this product before and if so do you like it as much as me.

If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.  Will be back soon with another post.

Thank you – take care and hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Best Wishes Liz x

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Review: Moi-Même ‘Spring’ 2018 Box & Subscription

Although I received my Spring 2018 ‘Nature’ Moi-Même box a while back, my third box, I wanted to let you see what was in it as it will be time for the Summer 2018 box v soon. The  Moi-Même box is a UK ‘seasonal’ box (4 boxes per year) which costs £45 approx per box  (annual subscription) or £49.95 (quarterly subscription), however this is increasing to £50 (approx) and £54.95 respectively from 1st July 2018. Box contains a variety of items (could be clothing, accessories, stationery, skincare, jewellery, homeware, makeup etc. – subscribers may get different colours / designs in different items). Delivery is free for our UK subscribers and costs £14.95 per box for the rest of the world. (full details on subscription(s) / shipping and proposed increase in price can be found at moi-mê

As I am not subscribed currently to as many beauty boxes (taken a break from a lot as so many beauty products to use up).  I really enjoy receiving the Moi-Même box as it is much more than a beauty box, contains a range of different items.  

Products come wrapped in tissue paper in a white large magnetic closure box with a personalised sticker on the inner lid.  There are at least five full size items and usually an information booklet included as well but none in my Spring box.


Included within the Spring box were the following items (photos below):

The Chilly’s Bottle 500ml (RRP £25) I received the Wild Floral Edition design which I love and it came in a matching protective hard cardboard outer case which is perfect. I was delighted to see this included as well as looking gorgeous such a useful product.  The Chilly’s Bottle is a revolutionary reusable bottle that can keep water ice-cold for 24 hours. States keeps hot as well for 12 hours (not tried this yet), is leak proof, not affected by outside temperatures.  I take this with me on a daily basis and it does keep water really cold I also use it for diluted still drinks as well and is perfect.  Although I haven’t as yet, I intend to buy a few more bottles as gifts as well, available in so many different colours, designs – love it so much;


M.S.H Scarf (RRP £12) – I received the off white shade with rose gold detail.  Another lovely product, light weight perfect in any weather.   Another product I was delighted to see included this month.

Blonde and Stone Marble Coaster Stand =  (Set of 4 RRP £25) – definitely a quality small stand, love the design and also perfect to using when taking photos of small items as well.  May not be as an exciting addition as other items but still happy to see included as will use.

Siskyn Skincare Oils Organic Rose & Neroli Day Facial Oil (30ml) RRP £42 States is suitable for all skin types but specifically more mature drier skin and gentle enough for the delicate eye area too.  Even though has a rose fragrance, the aroma is not too strong thankfully, so think I will use but havent used yet as already trying a few different oils – however when I try properly, if I think results impressive will post a separate review. 


I am Balanced Smokey Quartz Crystal Mist (100ml) RRP £24.50 – This is another reason why I enjoy receiving the box as usually receive number of items you may not have heard of tried before and this is another one of them.  States: Uplifting orange blossom and balancing geranium combine with the healing powers of aloe vera to balance and restore skin’s natural oil balance. Charged with smokey quartz, the ultimate bad vibe cleansing stone, this crystal mist is the perfect energetic pick-me-up for when the clouds just won’t lift or your skin feels a little bleak.  Sounds good doesn’t it?   It has a light ‘spa’ type fragrance and a quite light mist.  I have used as a pre cleanse, primer, to set makeup and throughout the day as a refreshing mist and it does seem to help as refreshing toning mist, just not sure how good it is yet as a primer or to set makeup as not tried for a long enough period yet but do enjoy using it throughout the day, only issue  is it is quite heavy to carry with you in your bag.  Although will keep using not sure I would purchase as not noticed any additional benefits yet, don’t think as good as my normal refreshing mists which are more reasonably prices and handier for your bag as well.

We also received a Packet of Wildflower Seeds as well which was a nice touch.

Magazine Freebies – June 2018

Hi Everyone

Few magazine freebies this month already.    As always I will update post when or if there are any further magazine freebies throughout the month.

Marie Claire  = £4.20 – FREE Neal’s Yard Remedies Geranium & Orange Hand Cream (50ml), worth £10 with the magazine this month.  There also is an Aveeno Daily Moisturising Sample Sachet (10ml) and fragrance sample ‘slips’, inside magazine.


No free gift with subscription this month but always usually an offer on so just keep checking online for more Free Gift with subscription offers.

Tatler = £4.70 – £15 Espa Gift Voucher Card comes with this month’s magazine. However you do need to spend at least £60 before you get the £15 off – but still a good offer if you intended to purchase something anyway.

Also currently when you subscribe to Tatler you will receive a FREE Ren Clean Skincare Evercalm Sensitive Eyes Serum (15ml) worth £30 and 12 issues of Tatler for £29.90 – if this offer has finished by the time you read this, always usually an offer on so just keep checking online for more Free Gift with subscription offers.

In addition there is a pair of sunglasses FREE with next month’s edition of Tatler, July edition (choice of three colours – preview below) – on sale 31 May 2018.

(Once again a little reminder for any new followers, that magazines always dated a month in advance i.e. you get the June issue in May).

Hope this helps – any comments / queries please let me know.   If not already subscribed, following my blog would love you to follow, would mean a lot.

Thank you and take care – hope you have a great weekend.

Best Wishes Liz xx

Review: Back to M∙A∙C ‘Recycle/Reward’ Program

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Just in case you are not aware, wanted to let you know about the M∙A∙C Cosmetics Recycling / Reward ‘Back to M∙A∙C Program’, another ‘beauty’ recycle/reward scheme that I think is great.

So easy to be rewarded for recycling as all you need to do is return six empty M∙A∙C ‘full size’ primary containers to a M∙A∙C counter or M∙A∙C Cosmetics online and then you will receive a FREE M∙A∙C lipstick of your choice as a thank you.   You can find out more details about the recycle / reward scheme here or by asking in store.

As 100% of the selling price of VIVA GLAM Lipsticks and Lipglass is provided to organizations that help people living with HIV/AIDS, these are excluded from their ‘recycle / rewards’ program.


I understand it may take a while to have six ’empties’ to return but it is still a great way to be rewarded for recycling especially if you purchase a lot of M∙A∙C products already. As I use my ‘hero’ M∙A∙C  eyeshadow in ‘Shroom’ as a base on top of my eye primer most days this helps, meant I recently had a another six empty containers to return / recycle in exchange for a FREE lipstick.  It was perfect timing as my favourite M∙A∙C  Cremesheen lipstick in ‘Hot Gossip (RRP £17.50) was almost finished so I chose to get it as my FREE Lipstick.

I love this lipstick as it is the perfect ‘pink’ shade not too light or dark and as it is in the cremesheen formula so easy to apply and feels so good on the lips, need to reapply a number of times throughout the day but I do not mind this as love it so much.  I also have found that the M∙A∙C PatentPolish Lip Pencil in ‘Kittenish‘ (RRP £18) is the perfect partner as almost the same shade and just gives that extra sheen to the lips, it is beautiful on its own as well, so creamy and comfortable.

Love to know if you have managed to get any products through this recycle / reward scheme yet.  If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.

Thank you & take care.

Best Wishes Liz x

Review: Travalo Travel Fragrance Spray Atomiser(s)

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Hope you are all having a lovely weekend so far.

I wanted to let you know about another ‘accessory’ type of item I find so useful and am never without, the Travalo Travel Fragrance Spray Atomiser (5ml).

Although I think my favourite perfume bottles are gorgeous, especially my two current favourite (have been for a while) fragrances,  the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess and Antonia Flowers Tiempe Passate,  they both are glass bottles, quite ‘bulky’ (unfortunately neither come in travel sizes here).  Therefore this means I prefer not to carry them in  my bag on a daily basis for a number of reasons; worried they might break, they are quite heavy, take up room and really not suitable for smaller bags, so was delighted when I discovered the travalo travel spray atomisers, the perfect solution.

The Travalo atomiser is available in different designs, sets, and prices start from approximately £10-12.49 but you can get the ‘plainer’ designs for less than this if you shop around – currently The Perfume Shop have a number reduced, though few of these are now out of stock online but if you live close by theperfumeshop recommend calling in to see if they have any of the ‘reduced’ versions left in stock.

The Travalo Spray Atomiser is so easy to use, can be refilled in seconds from a standard fragrance bottle and is perfect for nights out, travelling as well – so compact.

All you need to do is:
  • Remove your own perfume bottle spray head;
  • Take out the Travalo inner bottle from the Case;
  • Put the Travalo inner bottle on top of your own perfume bottle and then pump to fill;
  • Then you are ready to go, spray and enjoy.




You can find out more details about the Travalo brand, range available via the link here.


I definitely recommend checking out the Travalo range if you haven’t already as I find their atomisers so useful and perfect for taking with you; to work, nights out, weddings, travelling, really any time you are out of the house or even in the house.    If you like to use a number of different fragrances you can just get different colours / designs to decant your different fragrances into.  I have already ordered another two atomisers as I give two of mine away to friends (with the Bronze Goddess fragrance in it as they loved it so much – more about this beautiful range in another post v soon). The atomiser version in the photos above I purchased in Sephora last year, note colour will wear off in parts with prolonged use/storing near other items in your bag.

Welcome any comments – also love to know if you use the Travalo Atomisers already, do you find them as useful as me?

Thank you for reading – will have more posts up tomorrow and / or beginning of the week.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and take care.

Best Wishes Liz xx