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Soap and Glory GIVEAWAY! #hollybobbingiveaway

Saturday, 30 July 2016
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So my first ever giveaway is live on my instagram and you could win these two amazing Soap and Glory gift sets!
They are the perfect summer getaway products or for pampering yourself over these summer months! The Irresistibubble box contains my favourite Sugar Crush body wash and the Sugar Crush Buttercream (a blogger must have product, may I add) and the second 'Get Away' box contains four fabulous 100ml sized products (so you can get them all in your hand luggage...RESULT!) in the form of The Righteous Butter body moisturiser, Clean on Me shower gel, Calm One Calm All bubble soak and the Hand Food hand cream!
To get your hands on all these amazing products all you have to do is FOLLOW my instagram @hollybobbinblog , REPOST the photo of the giveaway, MENTION @hollybobbinblog and use the HASHTAG #hollybobbingiveaway

I will be choosing ONE lucky winner on Sunday 7th August, so you have got just over a week to get your entries in! Good Luck x

Summer Pink Picnic

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

A heatwave has hit the UK so it's the perfect time to have the girls round and relax in the garden asking up the rays having a good ol' catch up! I decided to host a mini summer picnic between 2pm - 5pm so it was more snacks but I went for a pink theme! I served pink lemonade, pink homer simpson donuts, marshmallows and some strawberries!
We all kicked back in the sun, read a few magazines and chatted till the sun went down! 
I have to say this has to be one of my favourite ways to spend time on hot afternoons and balmy evenings! Let me know how you all enjoy spending time in the sun in the comments below!

Hope you enjoyed this short but sweet post 

Winnie is ONE!

Monday, 18 July 2016

I cannot believe that teeny puppy is ONE today! I know everyone says it ... but really where does the time go! She has come so far and learnt so much in her first teeny year and she really is the bestest dog in the world. To mark her first birthday we threw her breakfast in bed as she loves nothing more than food and being curled up on our bed so we combined the two together along with a few pressies as well!

Happy Birthday Winnie! Heres to many more!

*Tips for Passing Your Driving Test

There are no two ways about it, learning to drive is the most exciting and daunting experience all wrapped into one. It gives you the 'adult' independence that you crave through your teen years literally overnight.
I was lucky enough to pass first time and I will never forget the look of pride and horror across my mums face as I told her (I really think she thought I would fail, as in her eyes I was her baby and the road could be a dangerous place). For me, passing my test first time was one of my greatest achievements, if not the greatest. I was never that student that would get straight A or A* so to do something first time and do it well gave me the biggest sense of achievement. So, for all you green license holders I have put together a few hints and tips for getting on the road and getting that licence first time round!

1. Get the Hours In
Practice makes perfect! And this saying certainly works when it comes to driving! When I was learning to drive my dad bought me 30 hours' worth of lessons, which meant that I got a lot of one on one drive time, where I would practise manoeuvres, learn the highway code and experience a wealth of weather conditions.
If 30 hours is out of your budget, you can always book a course where you can have 12-18 hours over 2-3 days and prior to the course get a family member to take you out (please make sure that you have the necessary insurance) and practise with them. I found really big empty car parks a great places to start!
To book your short course or hourly lessons then take a look at . They have a great range of options to build a package for any budget or experience.

2. Rhythm and Rhyme
OK, so I am fully aware that this may sound completely ridiculous and, well all a bit primary school. But making up rhythms and rhymes to remember certain aspects of driving worked so well for me, the main one being ..."Mirror,Signal,Manoeuvre!" I made a little rhyme up of these three words and for the whole of the test all that was going around my head was this rhyme.

3. Plan A Route
Planning is key when practising with family! To know your way a little means that you know in advance what turns and roundabouts are ahead. When I started learning, I really hated right hand turns because I was really under confident, so my dad made routes which only consisted of left hand turns.This not only meant I practised my driving but built up confidence on the roads!

4. The Pre Test Hour - Getting into Gear
An hour before your test you have time to practice everything you have learnt in the run up to the big day! It is paramount that you stay calm and collected so that you can really focus on tweaking any last minute anxieties. I had a nightmare everything in the hour going completely wrong and I convinced myself I could not do it. However, I ended up passing first time and I think the hour before got all my mistakes out of my system so the real deal seemed very easy in comparison!

5. Parking up at The Test Centre
Do not swing in across two parking bays just because they're empty, taking in the biggest sign thinking whole test is over! This is still part of the test and I had so many friends fail because they parked badly, forgot all about mirrors as they pulled up at the test centre to hear their results. Remember the test lasts until you switch off that ignition!

Please make sure you have all the necessary insurances when driving as well as hold either a full license or provisional when learning to drive.
Also this post is in collaboration with but all views and opinions are my own.

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My Begutea Journey

Friday, 1 July 2016
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I was recently contacted by Begutea, a hot new teatox company using only the best ingredients, to embark on my first every teatox journey! I was a little skeptical about 'teatoxing' ... really how can a cup of your favourite char relive food cravings, speed up your metabolism and improve your fitness and wellbeing? Well I was wrong all the above was achieved by simply adding in a couple of cups of the most delicious blends throughout the day.  

I am a terrible snacker, I can easily much through a packet of biscuit, couple of chocolate bars and a family share bag of crisps before it's even tea time! So when I came across the Crave Begutea and Appetite blends my snacking stopped completely. Whenever I felt the urge to grab one of these snacks in the day I would quickly make a cup of Begutea and the cravings would completely disappear! Since starting my Begutea journey I have already re-purchased both the Crave and Appetite blends.

My favourite blend has to be the Morning Buzz which is an infusion of Lemon,Ginger and Green Tea giving your metabolism a boost as soon as you wake up. I always start my day with a green tea but the Begu range is the best I have ever tasted. It's fruity notes awaken and hydrate the body as soon as you awake and the green tea is the perfect kick to any morning.

Another great feature with Begu is that alongside the teas you are able to accesses fitness plans via their portal for 28 days from receiving the teas. This creates the perfect combination to achieve weigh loss, build muscle and get that summer body!

Take a look at the range here: