Medeau fragrances

This post contains gifted products:

I am always on the hunt for new fragrances to try out so was really excited to try out these two from Medeau. They are a sustainable cruelty free and vegan brand that doesn’t use dyes in their fragrances so they are clear.

Inspired by the freshness of English flowers, French luxury and backed by science, Medeau boasts an ingredient list with a conscience as clean and transparent as its bottle.

Medeau – Eau de parfum – Evening blush

Top notes: green leaf, peach, water notes
Heart notes: jasmine, Japanese cherry blossom
Base notes: vanilla, musk, sandalwood, vetiver, amber

This is a beautiful scent that would be great to wear on special occasions. It is a lovely floral scent that would also be great to wear during summer.

I really like the design of the bottles as well as they look very elegant and stylish whilst also being very simple.

Medeau – Eau de parfum – Origin

Top notes: elderflower, bergamot, rose, green
Heart notes: cyclamen, peony, jasmine, calla lily, iriswood, cedarwood
Base notes: vanilla, heliotrope, amberwood, cashmere musks

This is another lightweight floral scent that smells very feminine. ai love anything with bergamot in as well. It smells really expensive and I certainly feel good when wearing it.

They have another two scents in the range as well and you can try all four at once in their discovery set.

Sarah x

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2022

This post contains gifted products:

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.

Gift Vouchers

Trees For Good Causes

£5

All trees planted by Trees For Good Causes (non-profit) support local charities at the same time.

Trees are planted locally in the UK, and cost only £5 per tree, where minimum of £2 goes to a chosen charity.

Donating a tree it’s a more conscious way of gifting. An example of what the gift certificate to your dad will look like is above.

Homeware

Echo Three – Building Brick Shape Cushion

£17.99

This building brick cushion is a fantastic addition to any home. It’s is super comfortable and made with a soft fabric.

It is a really good size and great for a man cave, den or a fun touch in the living room, you can pick from red or blue.

Rosanna Clare – MEDIUM LEATHER & FELT TRINKET TRAY

£26

This leather and grey felt lined tray has antique brass rivet fastenings and is perfect as a gift. It is a good size at 10xm x 10xm so can be used for jewellery, change, keys etc. It also comes in a range of other colours.

This tray is really well made and you can have initials added to it to make it more personal too.

Clothing

Asda Apron – Custom Apron

£17

I am always impressed by the quality of Asda personalised products and had this one made for my dad. We have a lot of things from Asda around the house as they are so easy to create online and are always priced reasonably.

It’s so easy to make this online as you can pick from a good variety of designs. They are always printed well and arrive quickly.

Stickerscape – Sexy and I mow it T shirt

£12.95

A great gift for a women to give her partners of he is a new dad and needs a confidence boost!

It is a really soft material and is true to size.

It is available in 4 different colours – Black, White, Grey and Navy.

Fragrance

Douvalls – Scents to Uplift Gift set

£38

This set includes 3 different sprays:

Pre & post toilet spray

Destress and revitalise shower spray

Vanilla chilli room spray

I have found these sprays to be quite heavily scented which is good as you don’t need to use much. They aren’t too overpowering though and are in a good size bottle to keep around the house. chemo

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

Douvalls – Sleep spray

£15

This sleep spray is a new product to Douvalls. It is a great addition to their spray range. It’s so easy to use, you only need a couple of sprays on your pillow and bedding and the relaxing scent helps you to calm down and settle down ready to sleep. Ideal if your dad struggles to get to sleep.

It’s a really lovely scent and as it calming it can help with stress and anxiety too.

Dolma Vegan Perfumes

From £5.95

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.

Dolma – Discovery Box Set of 4 x 9ml Aftershave / Cologne

£25.95

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.

Books

The Cheese Connoisseur’s Handbook

£12.99

The Cheese Connoisseur’s Handbook is the perfect gift for Dad this Father’s Day as it’s packed with cheese information to increase your understanding and knowledge of cheese. 

Author Svetlana is keen for the reader to learn more about cheese and what cheese is perfect for their palate and how to pair them with a drink for any occasion. 

The book is aimed at those wanting to learn about cheese or increase their cheese knowhow, the book contains something for everyone, in an easy way to learn and enjoy cheese. 

STEALTH MILLIONAIRE: How to Save and Manage Your Money Like the Rich

£9.99

Another great book to consider would be this one.

The secret to financial freedom is through small positive changes that you do everyday that will compound over time. This book introduces you to the concept of this and how you can start the process today so would be great to give your dad for some motivation.

Find Your Purpose: A Practical Guide for Discovering Your Purpose and Creating a Life You Love

£7.77

Another great read by George Choy. It’s a quick read and straight to the point. It’s a really practical, step-by-step guide to take you by the hand, directly to your purpose in life. As you go through the exercises in this book, you’ll be introduced to the variables in the Purpose Formula, and learn how to apply them to your life. You’ll also gain a new understanding of nearly every decision you’ve ever made.

Accessories

Trendhim – Blue polarised sunglasses

£59

These polarised rainbow mirror sunglasses for men have all the style and functionality of an active lifestyle.

Flexible TR90 frames hug your head while rubber temples and nose pad ensure the glasses stay where they are even though you don’t. The mirror layer allows those you converse with to admire themselves in your eyes while hiding the fact you’re not paying attention.

Polarisation reduces the glare off shiny surfaces like metal, water, and glass, making them perfect for driving, fishing, or window shopping.

Engravers Guild – Classic Black Leather Wallet

£29.95

Premium black leather wallet, personalised with gold, silver or blind embossed initials. This custom wallet is one of the best sellers in the collection, designed to carry both cash and coins, as well as also comfortably accommodating four credit cards.

Additionally, there are three slip compartments and a slip note compartment for all essentials to be carried neatly. The personalised wallet features RFID protection to keep personal data safe, and a Visconti lining is used throughout.

This is such a good gift idea and a really good size. The embossing is really well done and looks so posh.

DIY

Roomix DIY – Sealant Replacement

£27.78

This contains everything you need to remove black mould and replace your kitchen or bathroom sealant:

Step-by-step How to guide
Scraper
Sealant strip out tool
Clean spirit
Sealant
Caulk gun
Sponges
Sealant profiling tools

It comes in different colours and is a great kit for any dad that loves going bits around the house!

Roomix have a really good range of kits depending on what project you are taking on.

Pens

Bastion – Aluminum Bolt Action Pen (Purple)

$59.99

The Bastion Bolt Action pen and pencil collection is the result of a perfect marriage of fine art and cutting edge engineering that is typical of Bastion craftsmanship.

The ballpoint pen is made of 100% aluminium which is lighter than steel and the extremely satisfying ‘bolt action’ mechanism provides a secure lock with hard-wearing parts.

This pen is so nice to write with and comes in a vast range of colours.

Bastion – Aluminum – Silm Bolt Action Pen (Purple)

$79.99

This is the slim version of the pen mentioned above so it has all the same features but is smaller to hold but just as satisfying to write with.

This one also comes in a great range of colours.

Bastion – Replacement Ink Cartridge for Bolt Action Pen (2 pack)

$8.99

These refills work with all of the bolt action pens. The Ink Cartridges are fine tip and available in the following colors and ink styles:

Standard ink – Black, Blue, Red
Gel ink – Black, Blue, Red

Shoes

Skates.co.uk – Etnies Ollie Long SMU Skate Shoe

£24.95

Not only does this website have an amazing range of skateboards and skates they have lots of different trainers to pick from.

These shoes would be a great gift if your dad is into skateboarding!

The Etnies Ollie Long SMU Skate Shoes are a brilliant option for skaters. Skateboarders and Stunt Scooter riders alike can appreciate these hardwearing and tough trainers that feature an sticky rubber outsole designed to help stick your foot to your deck and ensures you won’t slip when riding.

Features:

Classic etnies heritage styling
Cupsole construction
Thin tongue and padded collar
EVA cushioning footbed
Grippy gum rubber outsole with internal EVA midsole

Skincare

Organic & Botanic – Advanced Night & Day Ultra Revive & Hydrate Moisturiser

£14.90

This is a really great moisturiser and can be used day or night. Ideal for a man that likes to take care of his skin.

An infusion of ginger and ginseng root extracts helps to plump the skin with moisture, seeking to reduce the appearance of fine lines with regular use, while a blend of lavender and chamomile helps to soothe the skin. The formula is supported by conditioning almond oil to enhance a supple skin texture. Applied as the last step in your skincare routine, the moisturiser is suitable for use both morning and evening.

Douvalls – Organic Creamy Argan Body Butter

£19

This natural, creamy, and velvety body butter is a unique blend of plant based oils and extracts whipped together to give you soft supple and ultra-hydrated skin.

Packed with a high content of 100% pure argan oil which nourishes and repairs.

This is great if your dad likes to take care of his skin or has sensitive skin. It soaks in really well.

Douvalls – Argan Bath and Shower oil

£21

I love a good bath and shower oil and argan is so good for your skin so this is another great suggestion if your dad likes to pamper himself.

This bath and shower oil transforms into a milk when in contact with water to thoroughly cleanse and nourish your body, leaving your skin silky soft.

Douvalls – Organic 1st cold pressed Argan Oil Moisturiser

£9

Douvall’s cold pressed Multi tasking 100% Pure Eco-Certified Organic Argan oil moisturiser known as liquid gold in Morocco is fast absorbing, light weight, extremely high in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which deeply hydrates, nourishes and repairs the skin, can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

This is another great skincare product to try if he likes to look after himself.

Electronics

Anker – Soundcore Life Q30

£79.99

I have always been a fan of Anker products and these headphones don’t disappoint.

You can link them up to an app on your phone and can adjust them to lots of different settings depending on your surroundings and type of music you are listening to.

Key Features:

Hi-Res Sound: Life Q30 active noise cancelling headphones have 40mm drivers that reproduce treble up to 40kHz for full-bodied sound with excellent clarity.

Multiple Noise Cancellation Modes: Choose from Transport, Indoor, or Outdoor modes to maximize the active noise cancellation’s effect depending on where you’re listening.

Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation: Low and mid-frequency ambient sounds and up to 95% of engine noise are detected and filtered out by a digital active noise cancellation chipset, as well as external and internal microphones on each earcup.

Calls with Excellent Clarity: Enhanced voice pick-up and noise reduction ensure you’re heard clearly while using Life Q30 active noise cancelling headphones for calls.

40-Hour Playtime: Listen for up to 40 hours in noise cancellation mode and 60 hours in standard mode. Get 4 hours of listening from a quick 5-minute charge.

Lightweight Build: Life Q30 active noise cancelling headphones weigh just over 9oz (260g) and have memory foam earcups with a protein leather cover for all-day comfort.

Ergonomic Design: Life Q30’s earcups rotate by up to 15° to adjust to the shape of your head and its headband can also be adjusted for a more comfortable, secure fit.

Transparency Mode: Press the touch control on Life Q30’s right earcup for 1-2 seconds to activate Transparency mode to allow you to hear voices and traffic at a natural level when needed.

Soundcore App: Select an active noise cancellation mode, update firmware, customize the EQ or choose a preset, and create a soothing white noise soundscape when you want to relax.

NFC Fast Pairing: Tap your Android phone on Life Q30’s right earcup for extra-fast pairing.

Multi-Point Connection: Life Q30 Bluetooth headphones can be connected to 2 devices at once for easy switching.

Oppo Enco – Free 2

£89.99

These are a great option if he prefers ear buds rather than headphones. They are so comfortable to wear and the sound quality is really good.

Offering long-lasting reliability, 30 hours’ playback and IP54 dust and water-resistance means listeners can enjoy music wherever life takes them this summer. Touch controls, smart pause and Bluetooth 5.2 means staying seamlessly connected to their favourite summer tracks is a breeze.

Striking the perfect chord, the Enco Free2 adapts to any schedule with a Triple-Mic Call Noise Cancelling feature for crystal clear voice capture, and users can tune in or tune out as much as they want to, with Transparency Mode to hear ambient sound while on-the-go. The Enco Free2 are available in both black and white and are compatible with Android and iOS.

Subbytech – CliX Magnetic Charging Cables

£9.99 each

These charging cables come in glow and non glow options but both are just as cool as each other. The magnetic ends mean you only need one cable for three different chargers!

The connectors are designed to stay in your phone all the time and the magnets do the connecting for you. When you’re done charging, just break the magnetic seal and the cable stops drawing power until connected again.

Each cable comes with all 3 charging types included. iPhone, USB C and Micro USB.

The cables can do data transfer while charging, good for moving files to and from your phone.

All cables are Quick Charge 3.0 compatible with the USB C connector if you have a quick charge capable plug.

Glowing effect looks like electricity is flowing up the cable and into your phone, very cool looking in low light.

Food & Drink

Simply Cake co – Father’s day combo box

from £27.45

This letterbox friendly brownie box is perfect if he likes cake or brownies. It has a massive slab as well as the months favourites included. It’s packaged really well and stays fresh for up to two weeks.

You can personalise the box with whatever brownies you want and can also pick your own message and know that the recipient will have it delivered even if they ar

Virginia Hayward – FATHER’S DAY 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

RJs Peppers Sauces

£9.99 each

RJ’s Peppers is a small batch hot sauce company based in Stafford, UK. Since 2021 they have been creating delicious hot sauces made with fresh chillies.

These two sauces are a selection of what they have to offer and I am really impressed with them. They are perfect to have on chicken wings or to use when cooking on the BBQ so if you dad loves BBQ food or wings then you need to get him a bottle to try!

Guylian Seashells

£5.50

Guylian, the premium Belgian chocolatier, is renowned for its iconic Sea Shells, which are a harmonious blend of dark, white, and milk chocolate filled with the signature praliné filling. Guylian is now 100% Fairtrade certified, and its time-honoured, traditional recipe has been improved, using only the best hazelnuts, roasted in house in their shells to guarantee the best taste. The result is a more intense and less sweet hazelnut flavour, to make them even more irresistible.

These are my dads all time favourite chocolates but I hope he will share them with me

Boomf – The Bumper Sweets Gift Box

£21.99

Boomf have a great range of boxes to pick from and what’s special about them is that when you open them it shoots confetti everywhere!

You can then remove the lid and find the gift underneath. This particular box of jam packed full of sweets and ideal if your dad has a sweet tooth!

I really hope I have inspired you and given you some good ideas! I have teamed up with Douvalls to offer 3 lucky winners one of their Argan Glow Beauty Boxes, head over to my twitter to enter to win!

Sarah x

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2022

Contains gifted products:

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

With Mother’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 mum, my step mum, my mother in law and my grandma. It can get difficult trying to pick what to buy everyone.

Food & Drink

Virginia Hayward – The Breakfast Tray

£39.99

This includes:

– Cartwright & Butler English Breakfast Tea 30g
– Cartwright & Butler Orange Juice 250ml
– Edinburgh Tea & Coffee Company Breakfast Coffee 56g
– Mrs Bridges Fine Cut Orange Marmalade 42g
– Mrs Bridges Scottish Raspberry Preserve 42g
– Mrs Bridges Scottish Strawberry Preserve 42g
– Severn & Wye Smoked Salmon 125g
– St Pierre Butter Croissants x 4
– Prosecco DOC Cuvee 1821 Zonin Italy 37.5cl 11% vol
– Wooden Breakfast Tray

It is a really lovely selection of breakfast treats to surprise your loved one with this Mother’s day. It contains a good selection of food and drink and you can use the tray supplied to serve it all on. The croissants are really tasty and the orange juice is one of the nicest I have ever tried.

Virginia Hayward always have a great selection of hampers to suit any occasion.

Two Chimps – Hot Chocolate Flakes

£3

These chocolate flakes are easy to use, you simply mix them with hot milk and it makes a really tasty hot chocolate made with real chocolate rather than a flavoured powder.

They are made from 71% cocoa and it will be one of the nicest hot chocolates you have ever had, especially if you put marshmallows on the top!

Il Gusto – Diamond Bottle

Pink Gin

£19.70

The diamond shaped bottle filled with Il gusto gin is the perfect personalised gift for this Mother’s day.

All the IL Gusto Gins are Handcrafted and they work with French gin producers to source gins of exceptional quality in exclusivity for the UK.

You can choose from a massive range of gin flavours and they also have different bottle options and other liquors or even a good selection of oils and vinegars for those that don’t drink alcohol. You can also have the bottle personalised.

I have always been so impressed with the variety of bottle shapes and drink flavours they have.

Engravers Guild – Personalised Spanish Gin Glass

£20.99

Premium quality large gin glass, presented in silk-lined presentation packaging. This glass is the perfect gift for any gin lover, personalised with a message of your choice to make it special and unique. Precision laser engraving cuts a beautiful impression making the gift personal.

This glass has been engraved with such care and it is such a good gift this Mother’s day. You could have a message on it or even just “mum” or your mums name! Perfect for any gin drinker and it comes packagers in a lovely box so no need to wrap it!

Accessories

Amanda Coleman – Silver Walking Cat Necklace

£45

This walking cat necklace has the option of a silver, goldplated, black or black and white (silver) finish.

It is a sign that good luck will come your way when a black cat crosses your path. So be sure to carry your luck around with you all day with this charming pendant.
The necklace is available as a ginger tom, silver grey puss cat, black and white moggy and the archetypal cool & collected black cat.

All of the range are handmade by Amanda in her UK workshop and you can see what great quality this necklace is and can see how much love has gone into making it.

5% from the online sale of each of this necklace is donated to International Cat Care.

Trendhim – Bruce Modal Boho Scarf

£45

Frayed edges provide this scarf’s standout accent while the fabric gives it a luxurious weight. The color and attention to detail in the bird and flower pattern add retro charm to a scarf for all seasons.

Tredhim is a great website for accessories, not just for men though as many of their products can be unisex. I have always been impressed with things from Trendhim that I have tried before and this scarf is really beautiful.

Myri – Gold Initial Necklace

£50

This necklace is 18K gold plated on solid 925 sterling silver personalised necklace, featuring an italic initial. You can have any initial added on to it so would be ideal to get the initial of who you are giving it to or even their loved ones initial.

The gold pendant measures 15mm in diameter, and is finished with the finest diamond-cut engraving available with an adjustable 16-18 or 20-22-24 inch chain.

The necklace is well made and comfortable to wear. It comes in a really cute box as well.

Electronics

Anker Foldable 3-in-1 Station with Power Adapter

£39.99 but on sale at £33.99 7th-13th March

Power 3 Devices At Once- Charge your phone, true wireless earbuds, and Apple Watch all at the same time.

Get the Fastest Possible Charge – Enjoy 7.5W max charging for iPhones, 10W max charging for Android phones, and 5W max charging for AirPods.

Designed for Convenience – Easily adjust the phone’s charging surface to 54° or 60° according to your needs or fold it down to the perfect travel companion.

Universal Compatibility – Ideal for charging the majority of phones, AirPods 2 / Pro with wireless charging case and other compatible earbuds, as well as Apple Watch Series 1-6.

I have always been so impressed with the quality and range of anker products and this certainly didn’t disappoint. This is the perfect gift for any tech savvy mum that needs to ensure her apple devices are always charged. It’s easy to use and is ideal to keep next to the bed to charge overnight.

eufy HomeVac H30 Mate Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

£169.99 but on sale at £123.49 21st-27th March

Immense Suction Power – A powerful suction that allows for great efficiency and enough strength to take on messy tasks. Activate Max mode and utilize all 80 AW.

Cleanup Time – Get up to 20 minutes of cleaning time in Eco mode. For a better clean, switch to Max mode for up to 10 minutes.

Ultra Lightweight – At only 1.78 lbs (808 g), you can conveniently and effortlessly vacuum your daily messes.

Pet Hair Beware- Remove pet hair from upholstery and other furnishings with a few quick passes so you can spend more time with your furball.

This vacuum is extremely impressive considering the size of it. It’s easy to use and doesn’t take up too much room to store it. It’s ideal for pet loving households that want to clear up certain areas quickly and easily without having to get out a big vacuum all the time.

It picks up pet hair really well and is quick to use.

Perfumes

Dolma Perfumes – Amethyst Mist 50ml

£45.50

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

Like the amethyst stone, Amethyst Mist vegan perfume is a profoundly calming creation. It’s earth connecting and grounding. Wood notes of cedarwood, sandalwood, patchouli and vetiver decorated by white floral accents of ylang-ylang and heliotrope. Finally, enjoy the tangy accents of ginger, mandarin, cardamom and clove for the perfect fragrance.

This is such a lovely calming 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.

Skincare

Transformulas – Mama Glow Set

£65

Gift set includes:
– Flawless PhotoGlow SPF 30+
– Flawless EyeWakeup Serum
– Nude Faux Leather Trim Cosmetic Case
– Transformulas Natural Black Ribbon Dust Bag

The PhotoGlow is a great multi-tasking moisturiser. It has anti-ageing ingredients that protect against signs of ageing, anti-oxidants for essential daily skin protection while moisturising, rejuvenating and restoring skins natural radiance.

The EyeWakeup serum works instantly revitalising the eye area, reducing puffiness and dark shadows, softening fine lines, smoothing skin and minimising wrinkles.

This is a great set for anyone into skincare and looking to help with ageing and dryness. I have been a fan of this brand for a while and love trying their new skincare releases as I am always impressed. I love how beautiful the packaging is too.

Céla – Crème Rose

$39

This vegan and cruelty free cream is deliciously aromatic with notes of sweet jasmine, peach and rosewater, and enriched with Canadian botanicals, cupuaçu butter and Abyssinian oil, this velvety body cream hydrates and softens skin.

It smells amazing and soaks into your skin really well. You don’t need much and it leaves your skin feeling soft and non greasy whilst leaving the lovely scent behind.

Céla – Crème Violette

$37

This soothing hand and body butter made with lavender and colloidal oatmeal helps soothe the body and mind. Perfect for those who need a little extra relaxation, the Créme Violette contains a lavender aroma. Working as an anxiolytic (an anxiety reliever), lavender increases relaxation and helps aid in sleep.

Infused with the signature Céla Complex, a potent blend of Canadian botanicals, cupuaçu butter, and Abyssinian oil, this velvety body cream hydrates and softens skin, leaving you hydrated and relaxed. It soaks in well and leaves you smelling really good!

Céla – Essential Balm

$45

This multitasking ointment changes state from solid to liquid with body heat, providing all of the concentrated benefits of pure botanical oils and extracts with the convenience and portability of a balm. Whether skin is chapped, irritated, especially dry or simply in need of extra TLC, the six potent Canadian extracts in the signature Céla Complex combine with six ultra-hydrating plant butters and six moisturising oils to soothe, treat, clarify and protect.

Essential Balm performs miracles from head to toe – hair included – leaving behind the delicate, anxiety-reducing scent of lavender and bergamot. This is a must have in your handbag as it can be used for a variety of things.

Freshly Cosmetics – Smooth Body Pack

£48

This set includes:

Golden Radiance Body Oil

– Perfect for thirsty skin
– Reduces cellulite
– Helps with water retention
– Quick absorption

Hyaluronic Energy Body Serum

– Helps with water retention
– Improves circulation
– Tightens & smoothes the skin
– Fast-absorbing gel
– Combination of two types of vegan hyaluronic acids
– Post-workout must

The oil smells amazing and leaves your skin really so soft. It can be used on your face as well as your body and soaks in really well. You don’t need much to hydrate your skin.

The serum is really lovely to apply to your skin and helps to not only moisturise but soothe your skin.

They make a very good team and I am a massive fan of the oil!

Freshly Cosmetics – Body Flame Firming Cream

£26

This cream has so many benefits:

– Powered with antioxidants to make your skin more elastic
– Use it in 4 key areas: arms, chest, stomach, bottom
– High moisturising and helps reduce cellulite
– Massage thoroughly to help with water retention
– Its creamy texture absorbs fast
– Post-workout toning boost
– Aloe vera juice keeps your skin replenished and soft

It can be used all over your body to help tone your skin whilst locking in moisture and keeping the skin hydrated. It smells really nice and a little goes a long way.

Homeware

Asda Photo 16×24″ Slim Canvas Print

£34

I am always impressed by the quality of Asda canvases and had this one made of our cats. We have a lot of things from Asda around the house as they are so easy to create online and are always priced reasonably.

It’s so easy to make the canvas online as you can pick from a good variety of sizes as well as different layouts and you can pick how many photos to include etc. They are always printed on a good quality canvas and arrive quickly.

Cutch – A Loving Cutch Wax Burner and Soy Melt Gift Box

£15

This Loving Cutch wax melt set comes with a pretty pink, pearlised ceramic wax burner, tea lights, two wax melting cups, and a 80g pack of ‘A Loving Cutch’ soy wax melts. So all that is needed is to light your burner and find somewhere to sit and enjoy the fragrance.

Each wax melt will provide a generous aroma for 20 hours so the pack of 6 melts will fragrance the home for 120 hours. Each melt is finished with pretty botanicals to add to both the appearance and hot fragrance throw of the melt.

This is such a beautiful gift set and it comes in a really nice box so it is pre wrapped and ready to give away(or keep for yourself if you change your mind as it’s such a lovely scent!)

I hope I have given you some good ideas this Mother’s Day!

Sarah x

Potion Paris

AD – This post contains gifted items

It can often be hard picking a new fragrance but with Potion Paris you can try out seven different options from their new range:

• Addiction – an intense, addictive mix of peony and nutmeg

• Creation – a warm, rich and woody vanilla and musk scent

• Deception – a rich, white floral fragrance of jasmine and patchouli

• Devotion – a feminine, complex scent of white flower and patchouli

• Seduction – a warm, strong and reassuring blend of amber, praline and wood

• Sensation – a woody sensual blend of precious oud and oriental

• Temptation – a seductive, strong rose, peony and wood scent

With Potion Paris you can pick from lots of different sets and vial options and once you know what scents you like you can buy that individual scent and refill your vial.

All of the 10ml refills fit perfectly in the vial and can be changed out easily.

I love the different choice as there is something for everyone and my favourite is the temptation scent!

Potion Paris has a return, refill, repeat programme with free return of 10 empty 10ml fragrance vials which will be cleaned, sanitised and refilled and two 10ml vials of the fragrance of your choice sent back in return.

They are in partnership with One Tree Planted, planting one tree for every purchase of one of its Box or Collection Sets. Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink and provide habitat to over 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. Forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines.

They are a member PETA, ensuring all its products are completely cruelty-free. All of their eau de parfums are vegetarian, cruelty-free, paraben-free and phthalate-free

Sarah x

Father’s Day gift guide 2019

I always struggle with buying gifts for men, I am not sure why. I thought this year I would share with you some ideas I came up with for Father’s Day. I buy for my dad, my father in law, my step dad, my grandad and sometimes my husband from our pets so have quite a few presents to buy! These are also ideas for any upcoming birthdays or anything and also for females 🙂

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If you are looking for something for someone tech savvy then this is ideal. You can purchase from Amazon/Argos and various other shops and it comes in a variety of colours.

GioTeck TX-40 headset

£34.99

This headset is ideal for gaming or music. It is compatible with Xbox, Xbox one, PS4 and mobile.

Speaker diameter: 40mm

· Mic diameter: 4mm

· Impedance: 32

· Sensitivity: 97.71dB, R 100.26dB

· Frequency rang:20HZ~20KHZ

· Rated Input Power: 20mW

· Maximum Input Power: 30mW

· Plug Type: 3.5mm

· Cable length:1.2m

· Works with Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4, mobile & more – multi-format 3.5mm jack

· Slick styling – ice white with chili red finish

· Ultra-clear chat with minimal feedback – talk is pin sharp and crystal clear

· Powerful audio, via high impact 40mm drivers – incredible immersive sound

· Robust, lightweight – solid, uncompromising build quality

· Ultra-soft Alacantra® cushioning – because comfort is everything

· Inline mic, mute and volume – for instant fingertip control

The sound is great quality and the headset is very comfortable to wear and can adapt to different head sizes. I find this type of headphone more comfortable than in ear ones. The headset feels very durable and I am impressed with the price!

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Norma & Dorothy personalised beer glass

£21

This company has a great range of gifts you can personalize. With this glass you can pick the location by using a postcode and also pick the text underneath. This is such a unique gift and is really something special.

I think the map idea is genius as I have never seen anything like this before. The beer glass will hold a full pint 🙂

It is great how you can pick the location, it could be where you live, a special place within your family or somewhere your dad loves, maybe the local pub?!

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Amphora Aromatics have such a fab range of toiletries suitable for men and women of any age. I picked a few bits I thought would be suitable. They are all from the same range so if you wanted to get a few different bits, they all go together 🙂

Amphora Aromatics

Cedarwood & Peppermint range

£5.95 each

Shower and bath gel

Deep cleansing shampoo

Deep cleansing conditioner

I love this scent as I love cedarwood and anything minty. It is always nice to receive luxurious toiletries you wouldn’t usually buy yourself. The bottles are a good size and I love the style of the bottles and how they all go together.

The shower gel is great to refresh your body and we all know a lot of men use shower gel to wash their hair if they have short hair and can’t be bothered with specific hair products so if you know someone like that then this hair range is ideal.

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Love Laya greetings cards

£3.75 each

This company has a wide range of quirky, alternative cards and I think they are brilliant! Having a look through their website really did make me giggle. These are great if your family has a good sense of humor!

The card come wrapped in a cello bag and they have a bright blue envelope with them. They also have a funny message on the back too!

If you fancy a different card to the usual ones in the card shops then check these out. Their birthday card range is brilliant too.

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I recently tried out a hair treatment from Live in the light and wanted to share a couple of gift ideas too.

Green car cleaner

£14.50

Some men love their cars, if he is car mad then why not treat him to this green car cleaner. It is a safe, non-toxic, non-stinky, baby safe, car interior cleaner. Green car cleaner is so natural it’s certified to USDA organic food standards by VOF.

It is an easy to use spray and wipe formula and can be used to clean all auto interior surfaces.

Solid cologne

£16.50

Three scent options:

RIO DE JANEIRO – a exotic blend containing Brazilian oils that boast of sweet almond and warm spicy earth notes, along with a hint of mango.

SALZBURG – a real smooth and balanced blend of frankincense and bergamot with fresh earthiness and a faint top note of peach.

DEAD HORSE CREEK – The Dead Horse Creek runs through the small city of Morden, in Manitoba, Canada. This is where VONBROS originates, and as an homage to our hometown, a new scent was birthed – one that has well-balanced notes of leather, sawdust, and hints of a spruce forest.

These solid colognes are a great alternative to spray aftershaves and are easy to use, you just take a small amount and rub it onto your skin (wrists, neck etc) and it isn’t over powering.

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ICC Cricket World Cup England & Wales 2019 Book

£14.99

If he is a cricket fan then this is the ideal gift. It contains everything fans need to follow and enjoy the summer 2019 tournament, comprising descriptions of the cities and grounds which will host games, full guides to the 10 teams in England, their star players, the qualification competition, a history of the 11 previous tournaments, full facts and stats and a fill-in guide for every match to create a personal memento.

Available to purchase at www.carltonbooks.co.uk and most bookstores.

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Wireless colour changing speaker

£19.99

The smart looking speaker has a touch control so it can show six different colours. It is the BT version 2.1 + EDR and it supports Bluetooth, a TF card and audio output. There is also a built in 1200mAh lithium battery.

It comes with a micro-USB cable that can be used with a USB plug to charge and to operate
Battery is re-chargeable and the expected playback time on a full charge of 3-4 hours.

I love how you can change the colours of it and it looks so cool at night when lit up in a dark room!

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Personalized sweet jar

£16.99

This is such a great idea if he has a sweet tooth as the jar is filled to the brim with retro sweets like love hearts, foam shrimp, cola cubes and refresher chews. You get so many different sweets and you can pick any name on the front. Prezzybox always have a great range of sweets/chocolates for any occasion.

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Baileys pouches

Chocolate mini delights: Original Irish cream

Chocolate mini delights: Salted caramel

£2 each

Available in selected Asda, Morrisons and Co-op stores.

These are ideal for any Baileys/chocolate fans and the salted caramel ones are so good! They come in resealable pouches and are ideal to give as a gift. Hopefully if you get these for someone they will share them with you 🙂

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Kettlebell

4KG

£12.95

If he is into fitness then why not treat him to some gym equipment or a Mirafit kettlebell.

Available in a range of weights from 4kg to 32kg
Powder coated matt black finish with orange styling
Comfortable easy grip handle – feels great in the hand
Flat non wobble base prevents rolling
Mirafit logo and kg indicator on front
Additional kg and lb markings on rear for easy identification

They are easy to hold and use and really help to strengthen your arms and upper body. Makes a change from using standard hand held weights and I like the simple design.

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I hope you found this useful and got some ideas 🙂

Sarah x

Kathleen: tranquil fields roll on oil

Recently, I am really into fragrance and oils. I am loving candles and also trying oils with a calming effect. Suffering stress related migraines can really knock it out of you and I have found that certain smells and products can really help to calm me down.

Kathleen sent me a roll on oil to try in the scent “tranquil fields”

“Top Note: Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is one of the most calming herbal oils and benefits the mind and body by reducing anxiety and emotional stresses, improving sleep and brain functions, relieving pain, and helping to heal burns and wounds.

Heart Note: Frankincense Essential Oil

The power of frankincense is extraordinary. Its sweet and woody fragrance is often used to promote relaxation, relieve chronic stress and anxiety, and reduce pain. It can build immunity, reduce inflammation, heal age spots, and help relax and calm the mind.

Base Note: Vanilla Extract

Vanilla is rated as one of the most relaxing aromas. Vanilla can be used as a sedative and body oil because of its properties as an antioxidant and antidepressant. Scientists found the smell of vanilla eases breathing problems and sleep apnea in premature infants. Warm vanilla helps bring an overall sense of balance and harmony to the body and mind.” – www.kathleennatural.co.uk

If i am feeling stressed or can feel a headache or migraine coming on, I like to sniff this roll on as well as applying a small amount onto my temples, my wrists and behind my ears. Sometimes I even rub a little just under my nose. The lavender really helps to calm, it is one of my favourite scents anyway.

The roll on is so easy to use and is great to carry about. It dispenses just enough without leaving your skin feeling oily and without being messy.

Do you have a favourite scent that calms you?

Sarah x