Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Gift Idea: Nude Jewellery

Jewellery is a great gift for everyone at Christmas. Whether its for him, her, Mum, Dad or friends, you can’t really go wrong with a good little piece of Jewellery. Even better if they’re unique pieces or ones that you know they won’t already have. 


Nude Jewellery are a unique, bespoke jewellers that can create one of a kind, custom made items exclusively for you at their workshop. With over 12 years experience in creating and making jewellery including engagements rings, bracelets, wedding rings, necklaces and earrings, you know that what you’ll be getting will have been made perfectly and specifically for you. 


The jewellery itself comes in a super chic box with a cute purple gift bag - huge winner if you’re not a great wrapper-upper (like me) yet it still stands out. There are lots of pre-made items on the website so not everything has to be custom made and be sure to take a look at their other pieces too, there are some beautiful necklace and bracelets that make the perfect gift for Christmas! 

I thought of my Mum when I saw this Triple link necklace as she wears a lot of silver and because of the 3 links, it would be nice to symbolise Me, my Sister and my Brother. I’ll be getting her a few other bits to go with this too (sorry if you’ve seen this, Mom!). Its beautifully made and feels so luxurious, I know that anyone who receives it this Christmas will be extremely happy and it makes a gorgeous edition to anyones Jewellery stash. 



Make sure you head over to their website to take a look at the other beautiful items they have to offer or if you know someone who wants a custom made wedding or engagement ring, Nude Jewellery will be the people to get that done for you! 

(I was kindly gifted this item from Nude Jewellery)

Friday, 17 November 2017

False Eyelashes Review Series

Who doesn’t love wearing lashes?! There are HUNDREDS of types of lashes available out there to buy now and so, over the next few months, I’m going to be featuring a heap of different ones from different companies, shops and of different styles. 


With so many lashes out there, I’ll be comparing the longevity of each set of lashes, the styles, suitability, price, ease of application, glue that comes with them and an overall rating out of 5 and then along the way, I’ll compare lashes to each other to narrow it down to a winning lash! 

Every Friday will feature a new set of lashes with pictures of them on and off so you can see what they look like on the eyes rather than just in packaging so do let me know if you’d like to see any lashes in particular being featured. I can’t wait to get started!

Friday, 10 November 2017

Kia 'Daddy Day Car' Test Drive

Being a family of four, when it comes to cars, we have the kids and dog to think about as well as our own comfort and style and understanding this completely are Kia who have just released a #DaddyDayCar campaign in line with their brand new Stonic. The aim being it gives growing families the room, style and technology they need to get themselves up and about with ease - even down to fitting the car seat and the trip to the hospital! 


The Stonic is a small SUV with 5 doors and a really funky style collection to choose from. The cars are available in a variety of colours which also runs to the inside of the car and on the trims too! Just because you’re now parents, doesn’t mean you have to loose your style and it’s the same with cars. It has so much technology that you’ll feel like a child playing with it all! With built-in satnav, Apple and Android player and AUX and USB ports too! 

The car has isofix points which allows you to securely and quickly fit in your childs carseats’ without worrying it they’re going to fit and ample boot space for a pushchair and shopping! I was invited over to Kia in Loughborough to take the Stonic for a Test drive and to take part in a few challenges finding baby items that were hidden around the dealership with clues to find them with Mylo and we headed to to Hospital and back - in line with that the car should be able to get you to the hospital with ease using the Satnav and have it be a super smooth drive! 

The car also has rear cameras and sensors which means you don’t have to worry about mirror positions - you can see everything clearly on the huge monitor at the front of the dashboard. 






You can read more about the specifications and features of the Kia Stonic here and it will tell you all the different customisable options you can take too! With the First Edition (above) model offering two-tone colour combinations featuring highlights in lime green, red, black or orange, this car is packed with personality and is the perfect choice of a family car for grown ups that don’t want to grow up!

Starting from just over £16,000 it’s also affordable and has low CO2 emissions. You also get 7 years warranty from Kia and 7 days free insurance so you can drive it straight from the showroom home, family in tow! The #DaddyDayCar All-New Kia Stonic test drive tests drives will be taking place at selected Kia dealerships throughout November. Whilst places are limited, customers wishing to take part can contact kiadealer@kazoo.co.uk to enquire about their nearest dealership and book a slot. For more information on the All-New Stonic, please visit www.kia.co.uk/stonic 

If we hadn’t of already bought our new car last year, the Stonic would have been right up our street! I guess it’s one to consider for the future! 

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Visiting Amsterdam

Back in 2015, I was lucky enough to win a trip to Paris or Amsterdam with Booking.com - we chose to visit Paris as I really wanted to go to Disneyland and Paris has been on my list for years! But Amsterdam is still up there with my places to visit and I’d love to take a trip for a long weekend and so would Adam.

Amsterdam is just a crazy place to visit. There’s that much to see and do there, that it’s hard to know what amount of time is good to visit. Most people choose to just go for four or five days as it can get a little expensive. But if it weren’t for the price, I believe you could definitely spend a week or more in Amsterdam. The lures of it all are a little too much for some people, with it being a firm favourite for a repeat city break. The vibe there is just amazing, you’ll always feel completely relaxed and at ease with the pace of life Amsterdam brings. So let’s explore some of the lures of Amsterdam.


Firstly, there are so many cheap flights to Amsterdam that a bargain is not hard to find. The actual travel and stay of Amsterdam really isn’t that expensive, it’s the spending money once you’re there. For a flight and hotel package, you’re going to be looking at spending around £200-£250 for a nice hotel and convenient flight times. This price would be for a four or five night stay. You could also look into getting the eurostar to Paris, and driving into Amsterdam. But as we said, once you’re in there things can get a little expensive. The price of food or any other activities is relatively high compared to other countries you may want to visit. But the culture and just general uniqueness of Amsterdam is definitely worth the money.

Once you’re inside Amsterdam, you’ll discover that there way of life is just a generally more relaxed one. The native people will be biking, jogging, or walking around daily. There’s specific lanes on the paths all around Amsterdam purely for the cyclists. They all seem to be so friendly as well, unless you get in the way of their bikes. Definitely remember to stay on your side of the path unless you want to get run over. If you’re on the hunt for food, there’s some great little shops that sell the tastiest crepes, waffles and pancakes. Or there’s the one’s that sell incredible cheesy chips to keep you fuelled for all the walking you’ll be doing. You can catch the tram, but if you go to Amsterdam you will find yourself doing a hell of a lot of walking, so be prepared.

There’s that many things to do there that we could be here for ages, so heres some of the best bits... 

There’s the Anne Frank museum which is really interesting... There’s the sex museum, which after you’ve got a few immature giggles out the way with, is actually really interesting. It’s also located near the Red Light District if you’re interested in going to have a wander round there, it isn’t for everyone, but if you do happen to walk down a side street, it is an eye opening experience! There’s the canal boat trips to take which really can be romantic if you head there at the right time of year. And of course, the Christmas markets too! 

There’s so much more to do in terms of tourist attractions and museums, you should really consider making Amsterdam a must for your next trip abroad.
(*Guest written)