Trendy Yoga Clothes for This Season – Cosmolle

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The rise in the popularity of yoga these days has resulted in the increasingly in-demand need for fashionable yet functional yoga attires. The multibrand outlet Cosmolle has stunned the community with its latest trendy yoga apparel with its labels of comfort. In the text, we are going to look at the Cosmolle’s most popular outfits of this season including their bike shorts, high waist leggings, long sleeve legging set, and sports bras showcasing its adaptability and style.

Bike Shorts – Embracing Comfort and Style

Cosmolle’s bike shorts are not only a new fashion trend this fall but also one of the most popular yoga pants this season. Anyone who owns this shorts will assure you, these shorts have been excellently made optimizing the wearer comfortable and stylish needs. The fabric with a moisture-wicking ability let you stay dry during the practices while the stretchy fabric is also super loving and allows for full movement.

Product link: https://www.cosmolle.com/products/premium-seamless-sports-bra

High Waist Leggings – Elevating Your Practice

Make your yoga session kick up a notch with Cosmolle’s High Waist Leggings. The high-rise fit silhouette is both glamorous, but also delivers extra support by lifting your waistline up which offers you that secure, yet confident feel for each of your sessions. These activewear leggings will be accessory that will enrich your activewear wardrobe.

Product link: https://www.cosmolle.com/products/premium-seamless-bike-short-bodysuit

Long Sleeve Leggings – Embracing Style and Functionality

When it comes to fall or morning yoga sessions in cooler weather choose the Cosmolle adventurous leggings. Made with high-quality material, these leggings provide you full coverage which helps you stay warm throughout winter season but still looks classy. The moisture wicking such fabric allows you relaxing yin to active power yoga classes.

Product: https://www.cosmolle.com/products/charm-crossed-long-sleeve-top

Sports Bra – Supportive and Stylish

Completing your hip yoga outfit is Cosmolle Sports bras. Constructed for both the purpose and functionality, these sports bras will deliver the support and comfort you need in your yoga sessions. The racer back design and elastic under band provides a snug fit to you such that you can do every tight pose with a piece of mind.

Product link: https://www.cosmolle.com/products/move-free-7-8-length-legging

They come in an assortment of colors and fabrics that goes well with the other merchandise at Cosmolle; hence you can match and mix over 50 different yoga accessories to create your own unique yoga outfit such as comfortable underwear for women.When it comes to personal style, these moisture-wicking garments improve your breathability, thanks to the mesh panels, which help airflow, making them a perfect addition to your yoga clothes collection.

Conclusion:

This season, Cosmolle is committed to elevating your fashion game with trendy yoga clothes of peak fitness level, but what makes them stand out is the unique ability to combine fashion with functionality. Lift your yoga practice with these fashion-forward garments that give priority to comfort and support. Through this, you’ll be able to perform your yogic routine confidently and bringing into play your flare. Make use of the emerging new things and aesthetics of yoga, with Cosmolle’s collection.

Sarah x

Christmas Gift Guide 2023

This post contains gifted items:

Every year I like to put together a gift guide for Christmas. It can often be hard to think of presents and I always struggle with thinking of ideas for certain people so like to plan ahead and share my ideas if anyone else is struggling!

I also find it a lot easier to do most of my shopping online and I have tried to include a wide range of products as well as things for a variety of budgets.

Skincare

SOS Balm – Lavender & Neroli

£10.99

This balm is a great alternative to a tube of hand cream or body cream. You only need a small amount and it smells really nice and soaks into your hands well. You can also go for an unscented version if you prefer.

It’s safe to use on various skin conditions and can help heal your skin.

It’s suitable for vegans and not tested on animals.

Ren – Moroccan Rose Uplifting Body Duo

£43

I love the Ren Moroccan rose range and always have done. This body wash smells amazing, as does everything else in the range! It helps to clean your skin whilst leaving it soft and smelling amazing. A little goes a long way and it lathers up well.

The signature scent will linger on your skin after using this in the bath or shower and even more so if you are finishing off with the non greasy body lotion.

It would make the ideal gift for someone that loves a good pamper or deserves one!

SOS Serum Skincare Superstars Beauty Elixr Set

£45

This set includes five different products in a lovely gift box. It is a great way to try their range of products.

It includes:

SOS Cleanse, 15ml

SOS H20 Day Cream SPF 30, 50ml

SOS Night Cream, 50ml

SOS Lip 10ml

Pomegranate & Lychee Essential Drops (Fragrance for the Home), 50ml

I have always been a big fan of this brand for skincare and it’s great for sensitive or acne prone skin.

Daisy Amour – Reusable Face Wipes

£11.95

These reusable face wipes are made out of 100% cotton fabric and Egyptian cotton towelling. They are great if you have sensitive skin as you can use them with your favourite skincare products and then pop them in the wash and use them over and over again.

They come in a good range of designs and you can use either side depending on your needs.

Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentrate

£21

This can be used as a moisturiser, primer, make-up remover, repairing masque or after-shave product. It is a great multi functional cream so can be great for anyone’s make up bag.

I have been using this for years and it’s always one of my go to products to pop in my bag as it has so many uses and a little goes a long way.

Castle Apothecary – Gardeners Moisturising Hand And Body Lotion

£19.95

Castle Apothecary are based on Scotland and create a nice range of different skincare products. The Gardeners range is one of their most popular.

Experience the gentle scents of a historic Scottish castle garden with this luxurious hand and body skincare range. Infused with the natural goodness of Scottish and British botanicals, enjoy the delicate aromas with every use.

This hand and body lotion smells really good and soaks into your skin well. It would make a lovely gift.

Castle Apothecary – Gardeners Moisturising Foot Cream

£14.50

From the same range is this beautifully smelling foot cream. It’s perfect for tired feet or to use just before bed. You don’t need to use much and it soaks in really well and really helps to relax you if your feet hurt.

Mindful Extracts – Gingerbread & Clementine CBD Bath Bomb

£12.99

I am a massive bath bomb fan but hadn’t tried many CBD ones before so was excited to try this. Really impressed with the quality of the scent and how long lasting it lingered. It’s a good size for a bath bomb as well.

With the added CBD it makes it a lot more soothing and calming than a regular bath bomb. They have a great range of different scents as well.

Naturally Tribal Skincare – Oka Body Polish

£27

This brand is fully vegan and cruelty free and they use a great range of natural ingredients to create luxury skincare that’s kind to your skin and great to use if you have sensitive skin.

The body polish is easy to use and helps to smooth and hydrate your skin at the same time. It exfoliates without irritating your skin. Ideal if you have sensitive skin.

They have a great range of skincare for both adults and children.

Naturally Tribal Skincare – Paw Patrol Clean & Soft Starter Kit

£45

There is a huge gap in the market for clean and green products targeted at children and geared towards making bath time fun! They partnered with Paramount to debut the ‘Clean & Soft’ body and hair sets alongside the PAW Patrol pups.

This kit contains:

1 x OROMA Body Wash 50ml

1 x YARA Body Food 100ml

1 x KARI Hair Cleanser 100ml

1 x KARI Hair Food 100ml

This is a great starter set if you are looking to try different products and children love paw patrol so it’s great they can look after their skin and hair alongside their furry friends off the tv.

Haircare

Beauty Favours Shampoo Bars

£9.95 each

These is a great way to try out solid products to see if you are ready to make the change. These are ideal for anyone looking to produce less waste and reduce plastics. They are the equivalent to 2-3 bottles of shampoo!

They have a good range of different scents to pick from and all are suitable for any hair type and for coloured hair. I find them a lot kinder to my hair than regular shampoo and love the scent of the champagne and roses one.

Manta Healthy Hair Brush

£30

Not only is it important to use good quality products to wash and style your hair with, it’s also important to use a good brush.

This is my new favourite hair brush as it really helps to get tangles out whilst being gentle to your hair. It is comfortable to hold and glides through my hair well. It comes in such a good range of colours too.

A must have for anyone that likes to take care of their hair.

Paul Mitchell – Volume Gift Set

£28.99

This gift set is a 2-piece volumising and body-building set from Paul Mitchell which includes a shampoo and root lifter.

I love Paul Mitchell haircare and this range is great for those looking to liven up their hair. Both products work really together and are good size bottles.

They have a great range of sets so worth checking out some of the other ones they have this year.

Fragrance

Dolma – Calista 50ml

£45.50

Dolma Perfumes are certified vegan and cruelty free. They are free from palm oil, parabens and phthalates.

This beautiful scent opens with fresh notes of bergamot and lemon, revolving around a rich bouquet of jasmine, geranium and ylang-ylang. It then melts into a sensual trail of sandalwood and Amyris. Resonate with Calista, Greek for most beautiful.

This is such a lovely scent. You don’t need to spray much to leave yourself smelling amazing and the scent lasts all day long. It comes in a variety of sizes and you can even buy the discovery set that contains all 12 scents if you want to try them all out.

Nails

Earthy Nail Polishes

£7.99 each

These nail polishes are vegan and cruelty free and the brand have replaced the single use plastic cap with highly sustainable bamboo and all seals within the cap are made from 100% post-consumer plastic. They come in a good variety of shades and are highly pigmented so you can get away with just one coat.

Earthy Nail Polish – Berry Oil

£8.99

Much like the polishes, the treatments are vegan and produced in similar bottles. This oil helps maintain natural hydration by restoring nails barrier and recondition very dry and rough nails and cuticles. In the winter my nail beds become so dry and this is a great product to use before bed.

Clothing & Accessories

Merchoid – Space Jam Xmas Jumper

£38.99

A must have gift for any fan of Space Jam. Merchoid have a great range of Christmas jumpers inspired by popular films and tv shows.

It’s a lovely thick knitted jumper and a great present idea. They also have lots of film related Christmas decorations too that are worth checking out. Last year I treated myself to a couple of Gremlins christmas tree decorations from there.

Tennis HQ – Adidas Aeroready Baseball Cap

£23

This is a great hat, not only ideal to wear as a fashion statement but also can be worn for multiple different sport activities. It’s a good fit and I like the simple design. Tennis HQ have such a good range of accessories as well as clothing so they are worth checking out.

Tennis HQ – Adidas Melbourne Mens Ergo Graphic Tennis Shorts

£55

These are a great pair of tennis shorts. They are such a unique funky design made out of a lightweight breathable material.

Adidas are one of the best sporting brands out there and Tennis HQ have such a good range of adidas clothing and accessories.

Tennis HQ – Head Club Mens Tennis Shorts

£40

Head are another great sports brand, especially for tennis. These shorts are a good length and are comfortable to wear when playing sports.

They are a thin material so you won’t get too hot wearing them so great to wear when getting hot and playing tennis.

The Brunel Museum – Vintage London Map Scarf

£19.99

This is a really unique gift for anyone that loves London. The scarf is made of a really soft material and is really comfortable to wear. It’s a good size and not too thick.

It’s definitely a statement piece to wear and great for anyone that’s always cold or is a fan of different scarves.

Cherry Blossom – Sneaker Cleaner

£5.95

A must have for anyone that has a nice trainer collection. It’s a great way to keep your trainers clean and that’s often something we don’t think about enough.

If you have expensive trainers it’s important to take care of them and keep them clean and looking like new.

Cherry Blossom – Midsole Reviver Kit

£11.45

Another great shoe care product from Cherry Blossom. This kit is great for anyone looking to take care of their shoes and I love that it comes with a brush as well as this really helps to clean the soles.

This kit works well on trainers as well as regular shoes and is really good value.

Jumble And Co – Bits And Bobs Tote Bag

£7.99 each

These bags come in a good range of colours/ designs. They are well made and sturdy for tote bags and considering the price they are really good value.

They also have a good range of diaries and umbrellas and you can buy them in similar designs and colours to match as well.

Jumble And Co – Ups And Downs Umbrella

£14.99 each

These umbrellas have a really cool design and colour scheme, similar to the tote bags. They are really trendy and are a good size to fit in a bag when not in use.

I really like the pink and purple colour scheme and the umbrellas are well made and sturdy so can be used even when it’s really windy.

Homeware

Asda Photo – Black Photo Mug

£10

I have used Asda before for personalised products and have always been impressed with the price and quality.

The mugs are a lovely personal and unique gift for yourself or a loved one. They comes in different sizes and and you can add photos or text and really make it your own.

Asda Photo – Personalised Wall Calendar

£15

A lot of supermarkets offer personalised photo products but you have to go in store and design them which can often not be practical. With this service from Asda photo online it is so easy to use either on a pc/tablet or on a phone.

It’s so easy to create a calendar with all of your favourite pictures on and it’s really good quality too. I always have to make one with my cats on for my husband.

Another Studio – A6 Notebooks, Set Of 3

£12

These A6 set of notebooks are made from recycled paper and staple bound. They are the perfect size to keep in your handbag and take on the go for making notes. They have a really cute tropical design on them and are well made.

Another Studio – Plant Animal – Cat

£6.50

The plant animals are a really unique gift for any plant lover. They come in a good range of options and look super cute poking out of a plant pot.

Etched in brass with realistic fluffy details, just look at those whiskers. This cute cat will make a lovely little gift for those cat lovers in your life.

Cutch Company – The Christmas Cutch Candle

£25

A rich, warm, and festive scent layered with a woody base of cedarwood and the spiciness of cassia. Traditional heart notes of clove, nutmeg and pine, are topped with hints of zesty lemon, sweet orange, and fresh peppermint to produce a scent that truly encapsulates the essence of Christmas igniting the memories and feelings that it evokes.

Cutch Company use soy wax, recyclable materials and essential oils and paraben free perfumes in their candle scents and they smell amazing throughout the whole burn time.

They have a great range of different scents, with lots of different Christmas ones to pick from. I love this one as it just reminds me of sitting in front of the fire on Christmas day.

Pets

Pet Hamper – Lux Christmas Cat Hamper

£35

This cat hamper is the perfect gift for your furry friend. My three love the little catnip toys in this! You get a good range of products so is ideal if you have more than one cat as they can share.

There is a tin of food in here as well as treats and plenty of toys!

They have a good range of different toys and treats if you wanted to put together your own hamper and also lots of products for dogs too.

Food & Drink

Virginia Hayward – Chocolate Collection

£42.99

This hamper includes a great selection of treats for yourself or your loved one. The honeycomb is my favourite thing, followed by the fudge bar. If you know a big chocolate fan this is a must have.

Virginia Hayward always have a really good range of hampers, there’s something to suit everyone and for a variety of budgets.

Whitakers Chocolates – Dark Chocolate Gingers

£5.99

These dark chocolate gingers are suitable for vegans and are a lovely idea for any chocolate lover. They are really tasty and a pleasant change from a selection box or other Christmas chocolates.

Whitakers Chocolates – Luxury Mint Chocolate Assortment

£5.95

You can’t go wrong with a mint selection. This box has a nice variety of different mint chocolates so perfect as a gift or even to take to someone’s house over Christmas if going for dinner. Perfect to have after a big meal.

Whitakers Chocolates – Vegan Milk Chocolate Caramel Toffee Gift Box

£5.95

These tasty treats are perfect for anyone that loves toffee. They are so yummy and great value. Whitakers have a great range of chocolates to choose from. These are perfect for vegans too.

Simply Cake Co – Christmas Cookie Selection

£8.99

These boxes are a great idea as they are letterbox friendly if you are sending direct as a gift. I love the cookies from Simply Cake Co they are so delicious and such a thoughtful gift for anyone with a sweet tooth. They have a great range of cookies, blondies and brownies to pick from.

Simply Cake Co – Festive Treat Box

£17.99

This box has a nice range of treats in. It includes:

Baileys Brownie

Christmas Blondie

Chocolate Orange Millionaires Shortbread

This is the perfect gift for anyone with a sweet tooth and they have a good range of different boxes to pick from. You can pick from different flavours and also different size packs. There really is something for everyone. They do vegan options too.

Growseed – Vegetable Seeds Gift Set

£7.99 each

These seed packs are a great idea for someone loves growing their own vegetables or even someone that hasn’t tried to before but doesn’t know where to start. They come in a good range of different seed packs and are really good value.

All sets come with 5 packets of high quality vegetable seed, 5 plant markers and a pencil.

I hope I have given you some good ideas!

Sarah x

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2023

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If you have been a reader for a while you will know that I love putting together gift guides.

With Father’s Day approaching, it can be difficult to decide what to buy, especially if you have multiple people to buy for.

For me, I usually have to decide on presents for my dad, my step dad, my father in law and my grandad. It can get difficult trying to pick what to buy everyone and I don’t always have time to go shopping so I like to source things that can be purchased online and delivered to my house or direct!

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

CORE PROTECTION AERO GLOVES – NEON GALAXY

£23.95

These gloves from skates.co.uk would be the perfect gift if he is into skating or biking as they provide a good amount of protection and come in a wide range of designs and colours. My husband loves this brand for mountain biking gloves!

Skates.co.uk have such a great range of protection as well as skateboards, skates, scooters and shoes. They are all priced really well so it’s worth checking them out.

DC PURE LOW RISE SKATE SHOES – WHITE / BLACK / GREEN

£19.95

These trainers are also from skates.co.uk and are perfect to wear when skateboarding. They have a good grip on the bottom and I personally love this brand for skate wear. They are well made and a great price!

FRAGRANCE

DOLMA PERFUMES – DISCOVERY BOX SET

4 x 9ml Aftershave / Cologne

£25.95

Dolma have a good range of scents for men, they are all vegan fragrances and are in nice looking bottles. I have tried their female range before and was really impressed with them.

They have four men’s vegan aftershaves, each of which has its individual hints and tones. The classic Sirius is a timelessly masculine blend while Freedom offers a fresh and woody smell. Kwame is fresh and fun, making it perfect for daily wear in recreational settings while Imagine is fruity and uplifting.

This is a great way to try all of their four fragrances before committing to buying one in a larger bottle. If you struggle to pick a scent for someone else then this is a really good idea.

DOUVALL’S – PRE AND POST TOILET SPRAY

£14

I find this spray to be quite heavily scented which is good as you don’t need to use much so will last a long time. It’s in a good size bottle to keep in the bathroom and doesn’t look too unsightly when left out on the side.

I like how all of Douvall’s sprays are all made with natural oils so they don’t include nasty chemicals.

FOOD & DRINK

WARRIOR CRUNCH BARS

£16.99 for a box of 12 bars

These bars come in a great range of flavours, the newest ones being peanut butter cup and peanut butter & jelly.

They are packed with 24 grams of high-quality milk protein and less than 4 grams of sugar, making them the perfect snack for anyone simply seeking a healthy treat, without compromising on taste and enjoyment.

A perfect gift for someone that likes a treat but is more health and fitness conscious.

VIRGINIA HAYWARD – FATHER’S DAY GIFT HAMPER

£27.50

This is a great hamper for your dad this year. It has such a good selection of gifts in and it comes packaged really well.

It contains:
‘Busy Being a Dad’ mug
Mighty Fine Milk Chocolate Honeycomb Bar
GNAW Milk Chocolate Buttons
Salted Caramel Popcorn from Popcorn Shed.
Desert Salt and Vinegar Potato Crisps from Savoursmiths
Jar of The Dormen Caramelised Peanuts

Virginia Hayward have a great range of hampers to suit any recipient and any budget so they are always worth checking out.

GOURMET COCKTAIL – GINS

£8 each

Gourmet Cocktails are either gin or rum based and I tried out their variety of gin ones. They come in a few different flavours:

Strawberry crush, Gin eclipse and Blue raspberry.

I love the blue raspberry, it’s like an adult slush puppie! They are all really refreshing, just simply pour over ice and it’s as easy as that.

Each recyclable 330ml bottle contains enough for 2.5 cocktails so they are great for sharing!

These are great for anyone that likes to enjoy cocktails but doesn’t want the faff of making them themselves or having to buy all the different ingredients separately.

SWEET BOX – JELLY SWEET BOX

£6.99 for 400g

The jelly sweet box contains a great selection of more than 10 different jelly sweets. This is a must have for those who aren’t as keen on sour or fizzy sweets and it contains a wide selection of the nations most loved gummy and jelly sweets.

It’s really good value and you can pick from different size boxes or can go for a fizzy option if you prefer.

It arrives in airtight polythene food-grade packaging.

Use code SARAHSWEETS for 15% off 🙂

SIMPLY CAKE CO – MONTHLY SPECIALS

£16.49

This box has a nice range of treats in. It includes:

Brookie, Amber Toblerone Brownie and Raspberry Bakewell Blondie

This is the perfect gift for anyone with a sweet tooth and they have change the flavours monthly. You can pick from different size packs and there really is something for everyone. They do vegan options too.

SIMPLY CAKE CO – FATHER’S DAY COMBO BOX

£13.99

Simply Cake Co have a great range of treats which you can buy in lots of different variations of boxes.
This combo features a slab of chocolate brownie and a giant cookie. It stays fresh for up to two weeks and you can personalised the brownie with your own photo as well.

I have had these brownie slabs before and they are one of the tastiest brownies I have ever had and they fit through the letterbox!

SIMPLY CAKE CO – FATHER’S DAY PHOTO BROWNIE SLAB

£9.99

This giant brownie slab taste so good and you can either have a picture on there or pick text. All of their options are letterbox friendly and they stay fresh for two weeks and taste so good!

CLEANCO – CLEAN W

£16

CleanCo is a premium non-alcoholic spirit brand, who offer a selection of premium non-alcoholic spirits that taste just like the real thing across gin, rum, agave spirit, vodka and whiskey.

Clean W is their Bourbon Whiskey, but without the alcohol. A characteristic Bourbon nose with classic notes, oak and sweet vanilla, underpinned by rich spice, apple and figs, with a smooth finish.

It has a great taste and is ideal for someone that doesn’t drink alcohol, maybe due to health reasons or they can’t drink with medication or something but they really miss the taste.

SKINCARE

COSRX – SALICYLIC ACID DAILY GENTLE CLEANSER

£18

This cleanser gently removes impurities and excess sebum while fighting acnes and blemishes, leaving skin soft and smooth without the stripping feeling.

A great gift for anyone that likes to take care of their skin but wouldn’t usually splash out on skincare themselves.

RUBIS – CLASSIC SLANTED TWEEZERS

£25.30

I love my pair of Rubis tweezers and they are my favourite ones to use as they are sharp and precise as well as being easy to use so I would definitely recommend this brand.

They are made from rustproof stainless steel and are tested individually for balance and performance. These would be a great gift idea and they come in a range of different colours.

DOUVALL’S – MOISTURISING ARGAN STICK BALM

£23

This multi use balm can be used on dry areas on the face, under eyes, lips, body, as well as calloused feet, cuticles and even sunburn.

It smells really good and you only need a small amount to hydrate the skin without leaving it greasy.

SOS SERUM – SOS ESSENTIALS TRAVEL COLLECTION

£25.00

This set includes six travel size products in a handy little pouch. It is a great way to try their range of products before committing to buying full size or it can be good for anyone that travels a lot.

It includes: SOS Cleanse, SOS Serum, SOS H20 Day Cream SPF 30, SOS SPF 50 Sun Cream, SOS Night Cream, SOS Protect Hand Sanitiser

MVRCK BY MITCH – COOLING AFTERSHAVE

£17.95

This Paul Mitchell aftershave is a great way to prevent ingrown hairs and razor burn. It’s cooling as well as moisturising and soothing.

This would be a good gift for anyone that likes to groom themselves and maybe wouldn’t usually splurge on something like this for themselves.

HAIRCARE

MANTA – CLASSIC BLACK BRUSH

£30

Not only is it important to use good quality products to wash and style your hair with, it’s also important to use a good brush.

This is my new favourite hair brush as it really helps to get tangled out whilst being gentle to your hair. It is comfortable to hold and glides through my hair well.

A must have for anyone that likes to take care of their hair.

MITCH – REFORMER

£11.69

This hair texturizer helps to hold your hair in place whilst making it appear thicker and with more volume. It’s easy to you and you only need a small amount. It has a matte finish and smells really good too.

A must have for anyone fussy about styling their hair as it does everything you need from a styling product for short hair.

MVRCK BY MITCH – DRY PASTE

£23.80

Another great hair drying product is this Paul Mitchell styling paste. This also has a matte finish but has a medium hold and is really manageable to apply.

This new MVRCK range is a great addition to Paul Mitchell’s ever growing portfolio.

MITCH – CONSTRUCTION PASTE

£9.99

If they prefer to be able to adjust their hair throughout the day or don’t like the feel of a stronger hold then this paste is a must have. It has a great scent, it’s easy to apply and even once dried it can still be manipulated.

HOMEWARE

ASDA PHOTO – PHOTO SLATE

£11

I wanted to get a nice photo of my cats for my husband to display.

I have used Asda before for personalised products and have always been impressed with the price and quality. The picture is printed on a piece of slate with a stand and you can have it made in various sizes. I thought this would look really nice on display.

ASDA PHOTO – PERSONALISED MEGA MUG

£10

The delicate porcelain mug is a personal and unique gift for yourself or a loved one. It comes in different sizes and the image is centrally placed covering a wide area for maximum personalisation, you can add photos or text and really make it your own.

I hope I have inspired you and given you some good ideas 🙂

Sarah x

Tips For Buying Quality Jewellery As A Gift

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Jewellery makes for a perfect gift, regardless of the occasion or the recipient’s age. However, with a wide range of options available and the market being flooded with cheap and low-quality jewellery, buying quality jewellery for someone can be a daunting task. You don’t want to spend a fortune on a piece that ends up breaking or discolouring soon after gifting it. Luckily, with these tips, you can ensure that the jewellery you buy is of high quality and will last for years.

Photo by Marta Branco

Know The 4 Cs Of A Diamond

If you’re buying a diamond as a gift, it’s essential to know the four Cs – carat weight, colour, cut, and clarity. Carat weight is the measure of how much a diamond weighs and is typically used to determine its size. Colour ranges from colourless to yellow or brown and affects the price of the diamond. Cut refers to the angles and proportions of a diamond, which determines its sparkle factor. Clarity grades range from flawless to included and are based on the presence of inclusions.

Familiarize Yourself With Metals

It’s not just about the gemstones; you should also be aware of the metal used in the jewellery piece. Metals can impact the durability and cost of the jewellery piece. For instance, gold comes in different purities, and the higher the purity, the more expensive it tends to be. Additionally, some metals, like silver, tend to tarnish more quickly than others.

Research Online Retailers

Do your homework and research online retailers to find the best quality jewellery pieces. For example, this Blue Nile review illustrates the pros and cons of buying from one of the leading online jewellery retailers. Look for reviews, compare prices, and read up on their return policy before making a purchase. This will give you peace of mind that if something happens to the piece after it’s been gifted, you will be able to exchange or fix it.

Consider The Recipient’s Style

When buying jewellery, it’s essential to consider the recipient’s style. Buying expensive jewellery doesn’t mean it’s the best for the recipient. Some people prefer minimal and elegant jewellery, while others prefer bold and statement jewellery. Observing the recipient’s jewellery collection or paying attention to their style can help in selecting an appropriate piece.

Inspect Before Purchasing

Before making a purchase, scrutinize the jewellery piece. Check for loose prongs, scratches, or any damage on the jewellery piece. If you’re in a physical store, ask to inspect it with a magnifying glass. If you’re shopping online, ensure that the store provides clear pictures of the product and read the description thoroughly. Additionally, make sure the metal type, gemstone size and weight, and any other features mentioned are accurate. 

To purchase high-quality jewellery, you need to dedicate time, be patient and conduct research. It’s important to learn about gemstones, metals, and other factors that influence the price and strength of the piece. Carefully examine the item and purchase from reliable sellers with excellent ratings from customers. Additionally, when choosing the ideal piece, keep in mind the style of the recipient. By following these guidelines, you can be assured of buying a present that will endure for a long time.

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