Earn & save money

Earn money for free; Swagbucks

Epril and I often share easy methods to earn a bit of cash from doing very little. My suggestion today is to visit Swagbucks and register with them!

The aim of Swagbucks is to earn “SB points” and then you exchange your points for gift cards. It is quite easy to earn the first selection of points from filling in your details, but after that you can earn points from completely surveys and as a form of cash back for purchasing online or opening accounts (often for free) with online websites.

Do watch out of those sites that sign you up for a monthly/weekly subscription, you will need to cancel if you don’t want to continue and for some often offers you need to put £5 cash into it to get it to give you the SB points (eg gambling sites). I don’t use these offers personally I just use the survey options.

I have tested this for you and received £10 into my PayPal in exchange for 1600 points.


There are daily rewards for completing certain tasks and further bonuses if you get to a target number of SB points, so it is worth logging in daily, completing a few surveys and getting the points.

Generally I earn £10-20 a month for maybe 10 minutes “work” a day. Also if you don’t use the account for a few months they try to tempt you back by offering SB points for coming back, which if you want can be exchanged immediately for cash lol

It is free to sign up to Swagbucks, but you do need to register your address before you can be paid, which involves them sending you a postcard with a verification number on nd you confirming it online. Which is a bit of a faff, but not too difficult.

The link for Swagbucks is here. Definitely one I recommend.

*note: I get a small reward for recommending this site

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Birthday giveaway!! Win £20 from us to you!

Eps and Amy Blog is a year old this month! As a special birthday giveaway we are offering one lucky winner £20 (sent either as PayPal or bank transfer). Who doesn’t love free cash?! So enter now and be in with a chance of winning…


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Life · Motherhood · Ocassion

Baby shower games!!

My friends are planning a baby shower for a brand new mama-to-be, so I thought it would be a good time to suggest some fabulous baby shower party games:

  • Chocolate covered nappy: this infamous game involves using a CLEAN nappy filled with various melted chocolates and the guests have to sniff/taste they way to a guess of which chocolate was used. Suggested by Amy from the smallest of things.
  • Abi from something about baby suggested loads of games (see her post) my favourites were the egg and sperm race (decorate the wooden spoon as a giant sperm) and guess the celebrity baby name.
  • This game sounds great: fill baby bottles with a drink and the first to finish the bottle wins (could be any drink in their). Thanks to Mia for this suggestion.
  • Some twists on traditional party games from Nicola (all things spliced) pin the dummy on the baby, modelling play doh babies and fill in the missing nursery rhyme lyrics.
  • Porn or Push? You all get pictures of women giving birth mixed with porno faces and have to guess which is which. Thanks to Leslie from Messy Blog for this suggestion.
  • Michelle from the purple pumpkin Suggested guess the famous baby, using childhood photos of celebrities.
  • The baby food game was also suggested but I think I will avoid that one, thanks Emma from the Money Whisperer.

I now have loads of ideas for games, can’t wait to show you all photos from the party!!

Holiday · Interests and Hobbies · Life · Live, love, laugh

Places to visit guest Post series

Who doesn’t like travelling?! I’m sure you all have a bucket list of places you want to visit or a dream holiday. I love to go on holiday and I would love to travel more if only possible but at the moment it’s limited because my boys were still little. However, it’s nice to indulge and get inspiration from travel bloggers who are happy to share their experiences and recommended places for a holiday or travel destination.

Since travelling is one of our interests but we can’t do as much as we would like at the moment that we are launching a “places to visit” guest series

The #placestovisit guest series will be a new Wednesday regular weekly feature on the blog and aims to feature fellow bloggers sharing their traveling diary, experiences, holidays and recommended places they have visited, uk and abroad. It would be a valuable insight to hear their journey of adventure so that when our turn comes, we will be ready and things we learn from their post will be handy for travelling.

The first guest post will start next week. If you would like to take part in this guest series and would like some more information please message me to get in touch.

Philippines

Since we originally came from the Philippines, I would kick start this guest series by showcasing you why you should visit the philippines.

The Filipinos

The people in the philippines is very welcoming and hospitable when it comes to visitors. They are more than happy to offer the best thing they have just to pleased their guest. They are very generous, entertaining and always smiling. They have a cheerful personality that makes you happy as if like there is sunshine everywhere.

The foods

There is a wide varieties of food choices in the philippines since many restaurant cater many different cuisines either Chinese, English, Japanese food and many more so you there is something for everyone. However, your travel to the country won’t be complete without trying filipino foods.

Motherhood · other

Phobias? Insomnia? Addiction? Anxiety? Here’s something new to try. 

Personally I suffer from dentist phobia, I have since I was little. I get worked up days before my appointment, losing sleep and getting anxious and then on the day of the appointment I will feel sick and get a tight upsetting feeling in my stomach and will often have panic attacks in moments before I go in.

When I was contacted by Hypnosis Ninja I immediately though to trial their “fear of dental work” track.

The track is sent to your email and you can save it to iCloud which means you can play it directly from there. It is about 10 minutes long, you need to be sitting or lying comfortably (ie not being distracted by other things and definitely not driving), I used it as heading off to sleep, I found it help settle me really quickly as it has a meditative quality to it as well (they state that you can happily fall asleep while listening to it and it still works).

I listened to the track about 10 times, although they say it can work from listening to it once, and had a dentist appointment this week: I slept normally the night before and although I still got anxious and nervous before my appointment I did not have a panic attack and was much more calm than normal. So I would say it has helped.

Hypnosis Ninja offer all kinds of hypnosis help:

I’m off to download the “get to sleep fast” track to try out with Bethany! I hope there is something here for you to try x

*please note: item was received free for review, however this has not effected my opinion and all words are my own. Affiliate links have been used.

Accessories · Health & Beauty · Life · Product review · Style

Xtava curling wand review

My hair is naturally straight so a bit of curling wand can give it a volume and style sometimes. It’s my first time to try xtava brand. It comes on it own packaging which looks presentable and would make a great gift.

The pack content included a travelling bag, heat resistant glove to protect your skin from getting burn. Everything you need to know is in the user manual. The wand or barrel appeared to be a bit thick compare to other curling wand. This is the only thing I can fault because it’s difficult to reach the back of your hair especially if you have a short length.

You can turn it on & off at the middle button and you can control the temperature with the left and right arrow button. The temperature does heat up quickly. It does provide a good quality of curl which is nice. I thought it’s a good value of money for its price of £20 at Amazon ( price at time of this review ) I’m pleased with this product and would definitely recommend it. Check out my video review on YouTube.

Disclaimer : I was sent the xtava curling wand for the purpose of this review. However, all thoughts and opinion are my own.

beauty · Health & Beauty · Life · Product review · skincare

Vitapacks whitening beauty products review

While I was in the philippines I was sent product to try and test. Vitapacks sent me a set of beauty product which includes soap, lotion, face mask and mega white supplement. While it is a big thing in the UK to use fake tan and try to brown your skin more, in the Philippines it is popular to have pale skin and less tan, so you get whitening products instead of tanning products.

The soap is 8 in 1 which has anti-aging, anti-blemish and many more. What I love about this soap is that it doesn’t melt very easily and it doesn’t dry up my skin compare to other whitening product I have tried before. Some whitening soap is a bit strong and does sting on my face but this one is gently and smells nice too. My face has got few pimples after I came back from my holiday and they slowly disappear after using the soap. I’m pleased with the result because it even Out the dark tan lines I got from wearing my eye glasses.

The lotion smells nice and has a lovely texture. It’s not thick or heavy, it just feels perfect when applied on my skin. I feel like it moisturises my skin and evens out the tan lines patch area that I have such as my wrist watch mark which is slowly fading. I love this lotion, it’s one of the best whitening I have ever tried.

The face mask is so amazing. It feels luxurious on the skin and makes it feeling softer and nice to touch. It’s so refreshing once applied and makes my skin looking fresh after using it.

The supplement seems effective as few people notice that I’m glowing and complimented me. Looking at my before and after photo, I can definitely see some difference and changes. My skin appeared brighter and more looking good compare to the tired and dull looking one before trying them all. I’m really pleased with the result and I would definitely recommend them if you want to use them not just because of the lightening reason but also to even out your skin tone and have a bit of glow. What I love about this product is also doesn’t irritate my skin or it’s not harsh compare to other whitening brand I have tried in the past. It won’t give you an instant whitening effect but you can definitely see the difference after using them.

Disclaimer: Vitapacks set of product was sent to me for the purpose of this review but this does not not affect my thoughts and opinion after testing them. I’m only sharing my experience after trying them but bear in mind that everyone has a different reaction on every products.