Honeybuns

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Even though I do not have any dietary restrictions, I like to share my reviews with you for vegan/dairy free/gluten free products as well as I know how hard it can be if you have a specific diet or allergy as I used to eat a vegan diet.

Honeybuns are an online bakery offering a wide range of gluten free and vegan products.

Gluten free baking book

£14.99

This baking book is a great gift idea if you know someone gluten free as often it can be quite difficult to get them suitable sweet treats so you could get a book for them to try out different recipes from or even make something out the book yourself before giving it to them! 

It is great to have so many recipes nad I have included a few flicked through pictures of some of the options they have but I would recommend getting this book if you want to bake gluten free.

They also have a crazy selection of treats, all gluten free and some of them are vegan too. They are all labelled on the front of the cake slices as to what they are and if they are dairy free or vegan etc. They have so many to pick from and you can buy these separately or buy a selection as a gift box. If there is a particular flavour you like you can buy a whole traybake!

I am really impressed with the range and in the past when I have tried anything that’s “free from” you can usually taste something different about it but these cakes you wouldn’t even know. They are all so tasty and the brownie was so good, I think I might have to get a whole tray!

The great thing about these is they have quite a good shelf life – I have included the information sheet so you can see and you can also freeze them too!

Have you ever tried anything from Honeybuns?

Sarah x

Matching A Wedding Ring To Your Antique Engagement Ring

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There is often a lot of sentimental value associated with antique engagement rings as these are usually passed down through the family. If you have an antique engagement ring and you are planning on getting married, you will want to ensure that the wedding ring that you choose matches your engagement ring perfectly.

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You can get a lot of advice on websites such as Pinterest, and below you will also find some excellent information on how to match a modern wedding ring with a beautiful antique engagement ring.

Search For A Vintage Wedding Ring

People that own antique diamond engagement rings will often want a wedding ring that matches correctly, but with vintage and antique jewellery, it is not always possible. You may be able to find a close match to your engagement ring if you look hard enough. You need to keep in mind that at the time your ring was made, they were done by hand, meaning that no two rings were alike. As such, you can search for an antique ring and try and get as close a match as possible, but you have to accept that it is never going to be perfect.

Look For A Modern Ring

As well as scouring all of the local antique jewellery companies in your vicinity, you can also consider trying to find a modern ring that matches your antique engagement ring. Again, you are going to find it hard to get an exact match as mass-production techniques are used to make most modern jewellery, and the metals and alloys used will also be slightly different.

One way that you can make the search a little easier is by looking on the internet at jewellers who have a wide selection of engagement rings. With some time, hard work, and perseverance, you may strike it lucky and find something that is a close match and one that you will be happy to wear. If you have searched and had no luck, do not give up, as there is still one option available to you that can help you to get the perfect engagement ring.

Consider A Bespoke Hand-Made Wedding Ring

One of the easiest ways that you can get a close match to your engagement ring is to seek the services of a master jeweller who can create a custom wedding ring for you. A bespoke ring will be able to use the same purity of the metal in your engagement ring, which will help to match the overall finish. Choosing a bespoke ring is also not as expensive as many people think, and finding a quality jeweller with experience in this area can be done using the internet with ease. You can consult with them and show them the engagement ring, tell them the styles that you like and what you want, and they will create a unique design for you that will match your engagement ring precisely.

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Although you are never going to be able to get an exact match for an antique engagement ring, with a bit of searching and time, you may be able to get something that is very close, and the untrained eye may not be able to tell the difference.

Sarah x

The 5 Accessories Every Woman Should Have

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The right accessories don’t just enhance an outfit; they complete it. What’s more, the best accessories will add functionality to your ensemble, as well as style. If you want to look the part this season, check out the accessories every woman should have:

A hat

The right hat is an effortlessly chic fashion staple and it elevates your outfit for any occasion. Whether you’re reclining on the beach or heading to a society wedding, you’ll want a hat to complete your look. Of course, headwear doesn’t just enhance your style; it provides some much-needed sun protection in Spring and Summer too. When you’re heading out for an all-day soiree or even having an alfresco brunch, a hat is the perfect way to ooze style and keep your skin safe. 

Phone case

If there’s one thing you’re guaranteed to take with you where you go, it’s your phone. That’s why mobile phone cases are today’s must-have accessory. If you don’t want your new smartphone to slip through your fingers or succumb to water damage when you’re at the bar, a phone case is essential. However, you don’t have to settle for a boring, lacklustre design. With a wide range of premium cases, you can match your phone to your purse, handbag or outfit and be rock a perfectly styled look wherever you go. 

Everyday bag

When you’re out shopping, popping out for lunch or simply running errands, you’ll need an everyday bag that’s capable of keeping your essentials safe. While you won’t have to look far to find one, it might take you a little longer to find the perfect everyday bag. Before you buy, think about your lifestyle and what you really need from your everyday accessories. If you carry a laptop or tablet everywhere you go, you may want to choose an everyday bag with a hidden partition to keep your electronics safe, for example. 

A watch

Sure, your phone will tell you the time but it’s never as discreet as glancing at your watch. Choose the right one, and you won’t be the only one who can’t take your eyes off your timepiece. Whether you’re showcasing the latest gadgets with a smartwatch or you’re exuding a classic style, a watch can make or break an outfit. Teamed with cuffs, bangles or bracelets, or worn alone, the sheer number of styles makes it easy to find a watch that’s perfectly suited to you. 

Flat shoes

You never know when you’re going to need a pair of flat shoes, so it always pays to keep some handy. Slip a pair of pumps into your bag or leave a pair of crisp, white trainers in your car and you’ll never spend too long in heels again. Flat shoes can be worn with anything, from leggings and jeans to dresses and skirts. With a versatile shoe, you can complete any outfit and turn a day ensemble into the perfect look for dinner and drinks. 

Finding the Right Accessories

Experimenting with trends is always fun and can be a great way to add something new to your wardrobe. When you find something that works for you, however, be sure to make the most of it. By varying the shade and material of a classic piece, you can update your accessories and really make the most of a look that showcases your inner style. 

Sarah x

Justice haircare

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I have recently been trying out some new hair care products from justice hair care. I am always on the lookout for new haircare products to try as you probably know from reading my other posts, I change my hair quite a lot and my hair is unfortunately quite damaged from doing so.

I have been using the following products from Justice haircare the last month and wanted to let you know how I have been getting on:

Conditioning shampoo

Repairing conditioner

Smooth & groom 

Detangler spray

Argan oil

My hair is really damaged at the moment from too much bleaching and dying, so I gave it a break and didn’t do anything to it for the last month and just concentrated on using a good hair care regime and trying to repair it and allow it to grow.

The problem I usually have is that my roots get really greasy but the ends of my hair are so dry and damaged I don’t want to wash my hair too often to make the ends worse but I don’t really have much choice. I used to wash my hair every other day but I have been trying to do it every 3/4 days and tying it back or using dry shampoo if needed in between.

Since using this shampoo and conditioner, my hair doesn’t get greasy as quick and I have noticed it is growing and not breaking off so much.

I love that the shampoo and conditioner are in pump bottles so they are easy to use. I use 1-2 pumps of shampoo and 2-3 of conditioner depending on what I feel my hair needs. The bottles still have a lot left in them and I am really impressed with how soft they leave my hair and they smell good too!

My hair seems a lot easier to brush after washing since using the detangler and I alternative between the smoothing cream or the argan oil. 

I am really impressed with the quality and the price of the range. Once I run out I will be buying more to use as I really like the smell and how my hair has reacted to the range. It is a lot more manageable and my split ends seem yo be getting a lot better and it finally looks like its growing.

It’s important even if you think you have greasy hair to still treat it with creams and oils especially if the ends are damaged, it makes such a difference to your hair.

What are your favourite hair care products to use at the moment? 

Sarah x

Loving my new clothes airer

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The last couple of months I have been trying to tidy up the house a bit and we got things like a new bathroom blind, a new wardrobe for the bedroom and a few new pictures to hang up. We have lived here for five years now and it was time to change some stuff about.

I had a clothes airer from costco which I bought when we first moved in and it’s massive with a hanging tail section on top and it was really wide and took up the majority of the conservatory and was impossible to move unless you took it apart. I wanted a more compact one and one that could be moved if needed.

The Everlasto 3-Tier Concertina Clothes Airer from Rope Source is the perfect size. As it’s a concertina one it doesn’t take up much floor space at all.

It is quite compact when folded up and not in use so ideal to slide under a cupboard or sofa or down the side out of sight. It is so easy to set and put down again.

You can fit lots on it, this was a whole lot of washing and there is still plenty of room to hang more. You can also use the sides to hang shirts on coat hangers as well.

The thing I like most is how easy it is to move when in use, I carried it out the back door into the garden full of washing with no issue. We don’t have a washing line outside so something like this is ideal as I can use it indoors or outdoors and if I have it outside and it looks like it’s going to rain it’s so easy to pick up and move indoors!

Do you prefer to hang your washing indoors or outdoors?

Sarah x